The agency received over 4,000 complaints of advance fee romance scams in 2012, with victim losses totaling over million.

Nigerians aren't the only ones committing international advance fee fraud, but nearly one-fifth of all such scams originate in the West African country.

"They don't know what to do with money." "Whenever we want to fraud somebody, we will know what you are worth," Danjuma says. " Even "how much you have in your account." They glean all this information just by developing a tight relationship with the dupe.

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This is the photo gallery of pictures that are most frequently used in scams.

These pictures have been abused by scammers for many years, and in spite of warnings on many scamlists, they STILL keep resurfacing over and over again.

ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.

In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.

People on the pictures are not associated with scammers in any way, they are just victims of identity theft.

If you are contacted by somebody using these pictures on a dating site or a social network, you are being scammed.

"We don't thief," Danjuma says.) They told me about one elaborate scam, called (or "Let's go" in Igbo, one of the languages spoken in Nigeria), that they occasionally pull on their countrymen.

It involves a taxi cab, a "juju man," magic charms, and a huge bag of cash (and it's way too complicated to explain here).

Over the past decade or so, the United States has cracked down on Nigerian Internet scams.