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They will send you the Money Orders or checks and ask you to deposit them into your bank account and then wire the money to them via Western Union.
Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.
All types of scams are described in details on Romancescam.
As soon as we use became common, people began using it to scam and trick the innocent.
Never re-ship anything for strangers, especially to Africa.
There is a reason why online merchants usually don't ship there.
Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
There is also a re-shipping scam, when they will ask you to re-ship goods for them.