A friend of mine has been corresponding from this Nigerian girl by e-mail, Yahoo messenger, and phone. I think the two are hitting it off but in light of scammers coming or at least claiming to come from Nigeria, he wants to see if this girl might be trying some new scam on him and proceed with caution or should he trust that she is a good girl that he knows she is and trust her. Apparently she's quite affluent, her dad's American and her mom's Nigerian but the two have divorced -- she still travels between the two countries quite frequently or something like that, and she has a mobile phone like goodness I bet cell phone service in Nigeria must be expensive as heck, in Vietnam it costs an arm and a leg for any phone service that's what I know. Anyway they'll probably meet face to face this Christmas. Perhaps then he might have a better idea on whether she's for real or not? Any thoughts?
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It certainly is not wrong to be cautious, but without any sign that she is insincere?
MacNutt is certainly correct, when it comes to people asking money, you should be cautious and question yourself and her. But that should be applied to everyone, not just Nigerians.
I was just expressing my own opinion. It IS sad that every Nigerian is now considered a thief because of those few infamous scammers, isn't it?
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You can't assume all Nigerians are scammers so I say if they meet face to face, make sure she stays at a hotel, not in his home (I heard too many horror stories), he doesn't bring any credit cards or debit cards with him when they go out, just enough cash for that day. Just act like a cheapskate. Be really guarded. Sad, I know but it's hard to tell who's nice and who's not until something happens. Look at it from her point of view. For all she knows, he's a rapist.
If she turns out to be legit, then nobody was hurt. Except she had a very cheap date
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