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Today (12/30/2006) I reviewed this site's traffic. In general, traffic has increased, due to the popularity of the dating scammer section. I noticed that the number of visitors grew steadily but the transfered data volume had gone up big time.
The following is a statistic for the month of December 2006, as produced by awstats. This tool tries to filter out robot visits by google or yahoo's spiders etc. All visits are supposedly 'human' visits.
You can see the number one most active visitor is 188.8.131.52. I used web site www.ip2location.com which said that this visitor is from New York (and belongs to Google, Inc.). I suspect that this is some software. You can see that this visitor requested 5481 pages, and the total number of hits was also 5481.
Now, a regular visitor would request maybe 100 pages, and each page has on average 5 graphics, which would lead to 5 * 100 = 500 hits.
For example if you look the last visitor in that table (IP number 64.233.*.*) then you see 533 pages were loaded, 4490 hits generated. Apparantly the average page had 4490/533 - 1 = 8 images.
Now the interesting part is that IP numbers 2 and 3 in this statistic both are resolved to come from the Ukraine! The ISP is NETCATHOSTING. I wonder why they hit my web server so heavily. You can see that the transferred data volume is huge - nearly 1.7 GB from 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 combined.
I will have an eye on these 2 IP numbers and possibly block them from viewing this site. Obviously this is not a human viewer, since the number of hits is identical to the number of pages requested.
I put my addy on here first! just to see what happens,Now im a trillionare! Perhaps ten a week say ive won millions of dollars,and scammers? YOU BET,i could fill a potato truck with them,i write to one i picked that i found on match.com long ago,the gulf of ghana is the exact center of this planet,0 on all meridians,including time,delphi ?Is the top of the world, Much has been written,feathers ruffled,THIS IS GOOD! My son gave me this place,as a way of finding if she is a real person[I BELIEVE SHE IS HE DOES NOT] Ive seen her name here often,so she is active ,and she always has a new problem! MALARIA,ETC she even had uncle write and call me,in two different mails she spelled his name differently,I got a noble phone card and called her while writing to her,she was walking home,and on computer @ same time! so i asked how long til she would be home,about ten mins[she said] so i asked on messinger HOW CAN YOU BE IN TWO PLACES @ ONE TIME,,,I LAUGHED ,SEEMS IT TAKES TWO TO SCAM.Does anyone notice this wordSCAM? has ,cam,and macs in it Seems things have gotten awry on the top of the world[delphi] humans get upset,[Read pissed] but a moment of pause helps,and sending while upset just upsets the apple cart,bruised feelings last longer than bruised apples, i seem to be long winded [sorry] but delphaq has been wrong before,As i have been also,i actually learned [twi],and found out that a foriegner can own land in ghana[with a wife] a hectare costs less there than about anywhere else in africa,many estates come with servants that get little more than table scrapps and housing and 20 hectares and mansion for 100k?and ?,Shoot fire writing on friday the thirteenth of march,[dont judge me ] i paid three cows for wife[akan law to head [stool sitter of family]READ LEADER MALE,For this i was given ownership of woman[sham] but ,Be Well! G writes From califrigginfornia
anonymous from United States
star net carries from accra,so addys wont show up,they recieve from different places in world most use cafes,and reader cards[2.0 flash drivers] or hard cards,in akan law they cannot lie ever[directly] this is why they have someone else write,they run into a issue? sit someone else there and ask type! this they think makes them not liars,but? they do, ask questions as many scammers are trained in school[all are] its a required course in ghanaELEMANTARY,MY DEAR,, WATSON!
firstname.lastname@example.org from Netherlands
two persons from ghana stole my money,she promised me love ,he promised me papers,i spend 5000 euro,bloody woman never came to me in holland,i am croatian ,from yougoslavia ,i called all bad people and all goed guys to give me some information about those names CATHERINE ABOAGUYE DUKU,AND CHRISTOPHER MENSAX,tel. numbers 00233275067063,00233271547658,girl,in ghana,girl in england 00447031891711, guy christopher in ghana 0233246818245,any information about those people,please help me,i lost 5000 euro ,she broke my hart,they are working together,with western union,police doesnt help me,interpol not,help me if you beleve in god and honest life,i am calling all honest people,i am calling all croatian people and yougoslavian from all over the world,help me.if you know that names help me to catch them,because they are stealing from honest people.help..god bless email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org p.s. even if you are doing bad things have a respect for honest people,dont fuck them for poor money,
if you help me with information about those people,you will get a good friend for always,hrvoje jovanovic This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Hrvoje Jovanovic
anonymous from Brazil
I am from Brazil.I was loving that picture and after the man that used that picture get my mony.All sites about relationship are dangerouns.I meet that man in Yahoo encontro.Who know that man in picture??I need know where that man (real) living because I need know that real man .Weel I dont want nothing with that man but I need know where he live.Thanks.Marília
anonymous from Brazil
I am from Brazil.I need know where that man live.That picture is used for a scammer in Benin Nigeria.But I need know about that ma (real) Who know say me please.Marília
Scammer from Dnepropetrovsk
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Hello my new friend!
I'm very glad that you are interested in me.
Maybe you want to know why I'm looking for my love
in the Internet? I can easily answer this question:
maybe you find it strange, but I've started believing
that Destiny and happy chance exist after a long
period of being lonely... I just would like to find a
good husband, reliable and trustworthy friend. And I
have not met such a man here yet. I want to be honest
with you,like with a real friend and open my inside
world to you. Loneliness and daily routine are killing
me... I want to find my love! I have never had such
strong feeling in my life, and I can't find a convincing
reason for that. Also I want to tell you my thoughts
about family... Family means a lot to me. I think relations
must build on the trust,honest and openness. If people
will be sincere with each other they have a great future
together. My future family would be the center of my life
and it is the reason why I have taken my time in finding
the right man. Do you think so? Maybe you are my second
half, my only one man?! Maybe our meeting is not an accident,
don't you think so? Maybe now it's high time we opened our
souls to the real feeling. Who know?
Will be happy to hear from you again!
Scammer from Dnepropetrovsk
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 05:25:32 -0700 (PDT)
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Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:25:27 +0200
Hello my Dear Matt,
I'm glad to read your letter ! :) Thank's for great photos...
As you already know my name is Irina, but my friends call me Irochka.
I want to tell you a bit more to let you know better for we could
start our communication.
I live in Dnepropetrovsk. I rent small apartment there. My birthday
is 6th of April (in the 1986). I'm blond. My height 167 and my weight
59kg. in spite of I have one high education now I continue to study
at the Institution of Culture and Arts on the faculty of history of
Russian literature's development. I like literature of 19th century
the most of all. My favorite authors are Tolstoy, Chernishevskiy,
Dostoyevskiy and poets such as Yesyenin, Pushkin. I really like these
authors ! :) I think that in some way I try to hide myself in the art,
to go away from this life, where there are so few close people...
Our relations only begin that's why I want to tell you something about
me cause I want our relations begin from sincerity. I had a seriously
relations two years ago and they ended bad. That man lied me. I think
it is the worst that your dear can do. In fact men in my country can't
be openness,tender with woman,they can't be as stone wall for her,that's
why I'm looking on my second half in the Internet.
I hope here I found my real love! I believe that different countries,
language will not be barriers for real love!
I will be finishing my letter now. If you are interested to know more
about me I will be very glad to tell you everything you want to know
about me and also I want to know more about you !!! :)
Scammer from Dnepropetrovsk
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Sorry, I did not answer to your questions... So! One time again...
I continue to study at the Institution of Culture and Arts on the
faculty of history of Russian literature's development (in Ukraine).
I came to Dnepropetrovsk for study. I am from Krasnodon (near Lugansk)
I do not understand your last question... What you want to know?
I'm so happy that I have such chance as to meet you. How are you?
I hope my letter finds you in a good mood. I think I'm lucky
person, because now you are reading my letter, it means that
you are interested in me.
I hope that you are looking for a woman that has serious
intentions. I am young and attractive - many people here tell
me that I should become a model instead of my profession. I
actually like visit divers places but I don't like crowds of
people and too much attention from the males. It's often annoying
and they never have anything serious on their mind. That is
something I can't tolerate. I m looking for comfort with one
man that will suit me and will be reliable and loving...I see
my future together with a real man and I am not searching for a
special place of living because in reality it doesn't matter
where to live but it matters with WHOM to live. What do you think
about it,dear ?
Also I want to tell you about my likes and dislikes.
I like different music: Pop, club music, romantic and relaxing
music. Music influence on my mood and I do everything with it.
I like sweets, especially cherry ice-cream and milk chocolate...Mmmmm!
I like to drive a car(high speed),but unfortunately I haven't
my own car :( I like to cook and I do it very tasty. Maybe you'll
taste my food some day? I like calm blue color,it make me relaxing,
green- it remain me about spring, and pink cause it makes my mood
high and I like to enjoy life:)))
As for my dislikes I don't like only some traits in people's
character such as haughty,insincere,dishonest,cruel,deceitful.
And what about you?What traits in people's character do you
appreciate most and which of them are most important for you?
So I'm waiting for your next letter with impatience!
Scammer from Dnepropetrovsk
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Hello my sweet angel:) My sweet Matt!
If you have read my last letter you can read there:
At this moment I haven't Mobil phone. I have conventional phone, but
continental circuit not here. But I think we'll contrive something.
Thank you for your letter and for your warm words.
I want you to know that I like you very much. You changed all my life.
You changed my vision of life. Now all I can think is you. You fill my life
with kindness,tenderness and happiness. Thank you for that.
I dream about family as I feel like being ready for that:)
I dream about a nice house,which will be full of children's noise,warm and
comfortable. I would be waiting for you and bring you anything you
would need after the hard working days. I would do everything for you to
feel comfortable and happy!
I have understood that you are the man that I have always dreamt of to
love for the whole life.Your dreams, your ideal are my dreams and my ideal.
I will be for you, your princess and you, you will be my prince. I will live
only for you, to make you always happy, smiling. I will try to grant your desires.
You will take the first place in my life, always. I will give my life for
you, always. I will try always put happiness in your heart and if you
are sad, in some moments of the life, I will try to be next to you,
to console your sadness to let smile you.I always want to see the light,
the happiness, the smile in your face. To our children we will say that Internet
has let us fall in love, fall in love for the eternity.I have really fallen in love
of you. I have understood that I cannot live without you. An endless love, real,
I am happy.. happy... happy............. I don't have words... you are my life.
I send you my hot kiss,i dream about you.
Your loving Angel
Scammer from Dnepropetrovsk
The Real Scam:
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Hello my darling Matt!
How do you feel? You know I've been thinking about you this morning after waking up...
I do not remember, have I told you that I use services of the
professional firm of translators,which helps me to communicate with you,to share everything :
I don't know how to start...You see.. I must say that the situation has recently
changed :I ran out of money and it's too much difficult for me to pay the bills for
translations of my letters - We have too small salaries in my region and
too high prices for renting apartment.My mother helped me to do it but after she lost her work it
became much more difficult to live.
I'm very sorry that I have to ask you for help,but I REALLY WANT TO CONTINUE COMMUNICATING
WITH YOU!!!Your letters became something special for me.My translator printed them so that
I had the possibility to read them at home in russian. If your desire is the same ,you can
help us to become more for each other!
If you are ready to help,please, write to this address :
this is the address of the firm whose services I use. They can give you all the necessary
In the case you won't be able to help me I don't even know when I'll have the possibility of
getting into contact with you again...
Miss you ...
Kisses and hugs...
I'm waiting for your decision.Everything depends just on you,my dear...
Yours Irochka .
P.S. I hope that this photo won't be the last ...
Scammer from Dnepropetrovsk
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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:00:04 +0200
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but She is not able to answer You because Her account is over. She informed us
that She had explained You the reason of break in Your correspondence in Her last
letter. And She hopes that You will be able to help Her to continue Your
correspondence by paying for the services of translating firm 'Ukrainian Interpreter firm'.
In the case You agree to help Your Lady please would You be so kind to send us the
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