And their targeted victims are in a vulnerable phase of their lives and are more receptive of the attention and compliments than they are on guard against potential frauds.Swindlers only use Western Union, because this way they can receive money without being traced or without identification.
They have an answer for every resistance and are experts in making their requests seem like the most normal thing to do.
The Gambia is one of the smallest countries in Africa, and it is sometimes called the Smiling Coast of Africa because Gambians are generally very friendly and love making jokes.
Tourism in The Gambia is booming, the national language is English and the low prices are an excellent opportunity for low-budget travelers to discover Africa.
Most people will be familiar with the kind of online scams that send fake e-mails from banks, asking them to click a link and enter their password, or messages from unknown Africans willing to share their million-Euro inheritance with the recipient of the e-mail, but not before for their notary fees are paid for first.
These kinds of scams are getting less and less successful as ever more people are aware of this form of online fraud.
On the contrary, 99.9 percent of the people are incredibly friendly, sincere and honest, especially away from the tourist hotspots, and are genuinely happy to tell you more about their country and culture.