Are there phishing scams using refugees?

There is a "sweetheart scam" or "419 scam" being done where a woman or man in a refugee camp (Dakar Senegal or some such) who claims to just want a penpal will eventually speak of an inheritance or other funds and need your help to get them. Then someone posing as her lawyer will collect "fees" from you. And you'll never hear from the pen pal again.