Kenji Yoshikawa is a research professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
His areas of research are permafrost geomorphology, groundwater hydrology, and extraterrestrial permafrost, but pingos are his primary interest, searching for them and drilling them to learn more including two difficult quests by Yoshikawa – one into interior Antarctica and the other across the Sahara for ancient pingo scar – are described by Ned Rozell in the book Finding Mars.
The stories may range from a businessman having an accident while in Nigeria for work to a helpless woman being stranded in Ghana; from asking for charity donations for Africa to a family member having a brain hemorrhage while in Africa.
At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?
Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.
Variations of these include them needing surgery they can’t afford, treatment for their son’s brain tumor or you may even get a call from someone pretending to be a doctor telling you your partner has been in a serious accident and you need to send money so they can start treatment.
It has various names such as the Nigerian 419, Nigerian money offer, the Spanish prisoner etc.
Similar to the Spanish prisoner scam where the scamster promises to share his fortunes with the victim in exchange for money to bribe the prison guards, the Nigerian 419 has fully come into its own thanks to the availability of email.
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a large sum of money and needs your assistance to get the funds out of the country.The money could be cash, gold bullion, blood diamonds, gold dust, checks etc.