Yes, many of the women who fall for it are older, and they are often heavy and not very good-looking.
They often pretend to be divorced with kids and a huge house. They claim to be Western men who are overseas in Africa on some sort of job.
Of course the inevitable horrible problems befell this poor fellow (wink), or he falls madly in love with you, and yes he does need that plane ticket to fly back to the US so you can live happily ever after with your Dream Man.
I guess it’s mostly the dumbest segment of western women, rather than men, who fall for Nigerian dating scams, and they are most likely to be fat and ugly.
They have totally branched out from that stupid 419 scam that everyone is so familiar with.
Then they would very quickly refine the scams to change the way they did them so they were not making the mistake that allowed us to get onto them.
Eventually we had to throw out all the Africans in the group as possible scammers or spies, and then we made a new Jim Crow type “No Africans Allowed” rule because we just couldn’t trust any of them anymore, and we couldn’t figure out who the spies were and which Africans were bad and which were ok. They use photos of beautiful women who claim to be over in Africa on work or vacation.Even I sometimes get friend requests on facebook from profiles that have a picture of an African woman.I don’t know where they get my contact from, but common sense tells me to stay away, no matter how hot the woman in that picture may be.Do people still fall for the Nigerian internet scam?Or have they progressed to more sophisticated methods?They hatched dozens of new scams and they come up with even newer ones all the time.