This one found me on dating site POF. A widower with a 8 year old daughter. He was a self employed computer programmer for 18 years. Wife and son died in car accident 4 years ago stated in profile.
His mail stated 2 years. He wanted to talk through email and not the site. Didn't dawn on me that was a sign. He talked about finding a relationship after death of wife. Long letters. Asked questions about favorite things. How to treat your partner etc.
At 3rd letter he said he got call from hospital in Nigeria about sick dad and had to leave state. His dad is Nigerian. Mom American. He was raised in Italy. The trip raised a red flag but I wanted to see how many more letters till he asked for money.
It happened with the 7th mail about dad having surgery and needed help. I never sent any money but he gave me instructions to send it through moneygram. He sent pictures of him and daughter.
The guy was definitly Italian looking and spoke with Italian accent. His phone number came from Nigeria. I did notice discrepancies in his letters and he wouldn't tell me what city he lived in, his citizenship, or his dads town.
I already notified one scam agency so far.