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In all likelihood there is no charity and you have been robbed off your money by a scammer.
Also known as the advance fee scam this is an oldie but a goody.
While cases like this are very, very rare, there is another variation of the kidnap scam.
It is one of the most alarming of all online dating scam stories is that of Australian man Desmond Gregor who flew to Mali in North Western Africa hoping to meet his online sweetheart.
The photos are stunning, perhaps professionally taken or provocative, but the description of what she's looking for in a partner is vague.
Supposedly named after a defunct piece of Nigerian Law the 419 scam has been operating in various incarnations for years.
The basic idea is that you're contacted by someone who has access to large sums of money and wishes to move them through your bank account.
Instead he met twelve men armed with machetes who held him captive, demanding ransom.
Gregor was lucky to escape with the help of the Canadian Embassy.
If the victim agrees they will receive money orders that have been bought for a small fee, such as , and doctored to read hundreds or thousands of dollars.