Unusually for someone her age, Aleksandra had no Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.
In fact, there were no online traces of her at all.
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.
These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.
It was a mere two weeks before Aleksandra's emails swung in a more intimate direction, peppered with loving endearments and declarations of their future together.
A smitten Dave began to make plans, discussing travelling to Russia to see her — but he also had his doubts.
Chris Hadnagy is a professional social engineer who hears this all the time.
Jean thought a dating site for people over 50 would be a safe place to meet a nice guy.What Jean was hearing from Fredrick was plenty likable."All that caught my eye because that was all things that were important to me," she said.Within 10 minutes of posting, she had a handful of virtual suitors — and one stood out.He suggested they ditch the dating site and switch to email.