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A girl from Benin send me messages on my email address. She found my email address on penpals.phk.at. It seems she wants love. She did not ask for money. I don't notice anything suspicious. She claims that her mother is from Madagascar.

Many scammers claim that they are refugees from West Africa but she don't.

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No, I've not spoken to anyone from there. I do know that most of the big scams come from West Africa.

If I were you? I would take it very slowly and give out as little info about yourself as you possibly can.

I just don't see finding love on the Internet but to each their own.

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She asks for help to come to Serbia but doesn't ask for money. She asks for roses. I write her that I am poor and don't have a job. 
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I remember that you dated with a Canadian woman and she scammed you. You wrote on this website.

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I forgot something. I searched her photos, her name and her email on google but I found nothing about her.

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Yes, I haven't forgotten that Canadian woman but I sure learned a very valuable lesson.

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No, I never heard from anyone in Benin.

Many from Nigeria, and some from Ghana, but none from Benin.
I see no harm in corresponding with her, as long as she doesn't try the usual scams.
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Hi Kninjanin,

I have definitely made good friends on the Internet but none from Benin...

After my computer crashed, Didge helped me find my way to Quora and get set up there...just as you helped me find my way back here to SOLVED, and pick up the thread here. So here and Quora are the only two sites I go to now where you can make connections with real people.

I have met a few online friends in person, and it was always a good experience...although none of them ever asked for anything...

I myself would not respond to online overtures for love; people are consistently very different in person from their online persona. 

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I asked her if she contact with scammers. I told her that I am poor and cannot give her money. I hope this will help to find out who she is.

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Spent a short time in Ghana years ago but wasn't near Benin.

I would be real careful and take that very slowly. She may be really good at this and is just taking her time baiting the hook. Hopefully this isn't the case.

I wish you the best of luck and be wary at least.

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I do it. I do not want to hurry up with real meeting.

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She is a scammer. Google photo search helped me.

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That is not very surprising.

Someone should do a statistical study of what percentage of such online people are scammers.

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This scammers put a photo on this page https://www.tonga-soa.com/annonces/detail/mariage/50292.html. He speaks French very well.
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