I have a friend who resides in Danville, CA. He has his own business and was doing a construction job in Nigeria. When he was ready to come to Canada to come see me, he was stopped by customs because he did not have a tax clearance certificate. His project paid him $240,000 US and the Nigerian government is saying he has to pay 10% tax on that. ($24,000) His belongings, money and passport have been seized and now he cannot leave the country. He apparently has been charged with tax evasion among other charges. I met this man on the Internet on a dating site and have been corresponding through email, chat, phone. I need to know if this man is real or am I being scammed. He says has no money and has asked me for monetary help and is apparently staying with one of his worker friends. His name isXXXXX
You are being scammed.This is a very common scam and I am very glad to hear you are asking if you are being scammed rather than saying you've just lost your life savings and what should you do.This is what is called a romance scam. You can google romance scams on the Internet and you will see what I mean.I suggest you immediate cease all communications with him.I am sorry this happened to you.
Thank you. That is all I needed to know. Yes. I will cease all communication and read up more on romance scams.
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