America missionary dating scam
The subject lines often read something similar to "From the desk of Mr [name]" or even "Your assistance is solicited".
You might get an email apparently from the Nigerian police telling you they have closed in on the scammer and need a payment from you before they can arrest him.
These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting money.
You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.
Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.
They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.
Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries.