Most that I have heard of have visited their scammer in West Africa after
he has come through with the truth.
Which from my POV has turned the former "white male fake profiles scammer" into a visa seeker, which is nothing illegal nor immoral, so I cannot tell or judge this
even if there are examples that the former love scammers continued to do their trade but now from the new location.
Apart from that, one baiter from Germany has, out out of pure interest, gone to visit her (scambaited! she was not a victim) love scammer and his relative´s internet cafe, and friends and surroundings, taking them along for trips throughout Ghana in a friendly "getting to know the country" manner. This ended in a self-published book publication and is more a sociology study and a traveling book and everyone seems to have had a lovely time with no hard feelings in retrospect (let alone, arrests). This is possibly very atypical, the author claims the scammers in the cafe did not know she was their baiting victim.
No links at hand, I´m afraid, of victims who met the criminals in still good belief
overseas. As you know, standard scam procedure is, when the victim indeed flies overseas, they meet noone and instead receive numerous "distress calls"...flying home and desillusioned (and poorer thanks to all the fake emergency calls...).
Some of former victims who are going to seek the truth in a detective manner
may be spread across the various news postings but these are almost always recovery scams they are following, after replying an "email from FBI or Interpol with promises"...
The well-known report of a murdered 419
scam victim was about a US-American/Greek advance fee fraud
victim who did not survive his trip to his scammers in South Africa and whose body was found burnt and mutilated in Durban; NB that was in 2004. https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News ... r-20041231
Besides, I tend to remember only forum nicknames, so I remember TheWildGeese (Norwegian lady who flew to meet "him" at an airport in the UK as planned but which never happened and on the way home she found out...), t(h)or(h)ild (Swedish lady who actually married her own scammer, whose British relative years later reported he continued to scam and married another ....). And the baiter who wrote the book is Dana - not published in English and IMO more a travel and meeting people blog.
So, people have been there but nobody has ever met, to list a few, a real Uwe, Raven or David Young. The hope was always shattered before (even if only minutes before).
I´m not aware of any murder connected to meeting a love scammer (meaning: meeting the strangers responsible for the fake profile that the victim thought they were talking to), and cannot produce any news link here (fortunately!).
I´m sure there are love scam victims who have committed suicide...but we/non-relatives/the forum may never find out about these