Watch out for Nigerian scams (money scams)

Written by Patrick K
Last updated: May 13, 2015
Oh My Japan staff always put our members’ safety first, but scammers target every social site on the Internet, including Oh My Japan. On the Internet, there are a variety of types of romance scams carried out by scammers. Most of these involve attempting to trick good-hearted people into sending them money. This is a problem faced by all social sites on the Internet-- Facebook, Mixi, online dating sites, and others. On Oh My Japan, our staff members do their best to block scam accounts before they are able to send messages. However, sometimes scammers are able to register an account and send messages, so please always exercise caution when first talking to a new member. We have prepared a new guide with examples of scams to help members identify scammers and protect themselves; please read it at your earliest convenience.

About the Author


Patrick is the Director of R&D at Oh My Japan. He hopes to make OMJ the best site on the Internet for English and Japanese speakers to connect with one another.

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