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Also, what is the source of this "money in Nigeria"?
I hate to give absolute answers but in this case there is a 99.9% chance it is a scam.
The general rule is that anytime someone demands money up front so you can get money then it's the #1 sign it's a scam.
Nigeria is one of the top two or three places from which scams originate now but in addition to that the "someone died and to inherit you have to send money" is the most common scam for the last ten years.
Please ask any additional questions you have in this thread. I'll be glad to ask answer any questions you have but this is clearly someone trying to take money from you.
There is nothing you can do that is likely to really locate her. These people use VOIP numbers and they are impossible to trace.
As far as reporting, you can go to https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx and file a complaint. That is an agency composed of other federal agencies that is specifically targeting internet crime.
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VOIP is "Voice Over Internet Protocol". Basically they make the call and have a phone number that runs through their computer and so can't be traced that way.
No, you're not stupid. Most people contact us after they have already sent all of the money, at least you saved yourself from the last part!
You're very welcome and I understand why you're mad. I get three or four phone calls a day from some Indian pharmacy spam callers and if I could get my hands on them I'd strangle them and it hasn't even cost me any money!
Good luck on catching them! I wish you would!