On my Army message board, as well as many others, there are girlfriends of soldiers.You can come to the group to get information and support.
The most common comment of victims who think they have found the love of their life is "I can't believe I was so stupid!
" From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerians call them 'maghas' which is slang for gullible white people.
However, there is nothing that stops you from moving to the area where he is stationed.
You can just as easily rent an apartment in the same city as you can where you currently live.
They also tend to target middle-aged people looking for stable relationships.
The rationale is that this type of person is likely to be more desperate, gullible and financially stable.
The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies.
They are offering the chance of finding true love and happiness, and there are plenty of takers!
They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.