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You guys have probably been wondering, why would I want to collect keywords for images?
As you may have noticed, you can search here if a photo that you have received has already been posted to this site. This photo search will work when you received exactly the same photo as someone else prior to you.
But the scammers are getting smarter. They take a photo of some model and slightly modify it. Each scammer may modify it in a different way. Usually they crop the image. Look at the two following ones:
Obviously the same image, but different size. The 'photo search' function will not recognize that these 2 photos are the same.
Now I added the ability to keep track of similar photos. The system will automatically recognize them based on the keywords. That is why it is not a good idea to add keywords like 'This is Natalia'. Instead the keywords should describe what you see on this picture- color of cloth, hair, etc.
I hope this will be helpful, in the long run. Only a small fraction of the images so far have received keywords. It's a lot of hard work.
Here are 2 other - 'similar' - pictures:
As you can see, they've been cropped to a different size and one has also been made 'brighter', for whatever reason. The keywords exposed them as being 'identical'.
This guy going by the name of Frank Griffson, 46 years old, with seemingly a profile or ghost on every dating site, was found on Italian Stallions, using e mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org claiming to be a gem/gold dealer from Lafeyette, California has been 'contacting' a good lady friend of mine for some months. Claims to be from Poland. He says he has a 6 year old daughter called Paula with a former girlfriend but he has custody and there are pictures as shown below plus my friend says she has taken part in online messenger where it could be a video as she says she can hear the young girl saying 'daddy daddy daddy' as she is climbing on his lap' but him saying the microphone does not work so he can not talk to her, communication is through text.
He said that 'Paula' would like a mobile phone for her birthday so my friend was daft enough to send one to an actual address in Walnut Grove, Lafeyette where records subsequently show a lady called Paula (60-65) living, on challenge he says that this is the girls grand mother. At the time of typing this has not been dealt with.
'Frank' tells my friend that he is coming to the UK to see her but has to do a business trip to Ghana first to buy some gems. Whilst in Ghana he runs short of money and can she send him £1,000 as he needs to pay for the final documents. My friend sees a warning sign ( too late) and questions. He says she can send the money to the lawyer at 145 old sea drive, Accra , Ghana and the lawyer being a Phillip. My friend questions this and is told he is coming to the UK with 45 kilo of gold but until she sends the money he is stuck in Ghana and has to pay for his hotel and his food and if she doesn't send the money he will go hungry. He will have to sell his Rolex and will have to change his flights back to London Luton.
My friend then confides in my wife and I for help and reports this to a fraud service in the UK
The address for the solicitor does not seem to exist. The name of the gold source Goldfields has a fraud warning listed against it. There is a questionable trace of a fraudulent degree and diploma scam where a similar name 'verifies'.
'Frank' continues to make contact putting on the pressure mixing lovey dovey emotion with promises and says again he has changed his flights and will be coming to the UK to see her as she should make a choice of coming to see her or going to see his daughter.
Checks also show that despite his declarations of undying love to my friend he is posting the same photo afresh on other sites, although I did not have access there were indications that there were messages awaiting him.
The times of the flights he gives do not exist
There is no direct flight from Ghana to London Luton
By way of background on the web his handle is mentioned over 900 times, on sites it is said he lives in California, Dublin, Ireland, says he is from Szczecin in Poland.
The e mail from him for money to be sent to solicitor........... '' Lawyer is Mr Philip Bosompem, 145 old beach drive
Accra - Ghana 23321
This is the lawyer's name and address baby. please update me on anything and how you are sending the fund okay?
Thank you so much.
Love you bunches xoxo ''
His e mail giving pressure........... '' 'm still struggling here to get things in order. I have been in the UPs and Down of this life and I know and believe God will take me through. I got my flight date reschedule to Monday and I have to fly from here 2:30pm, thinking I might be able to get the fund to arrange for my documents and fly home to you and totally got nothing but disappointed. I am now thinking of selling my watch out to see if it can help with the fund. I dont know why you are doing this to me. You have been the only person I have trusted all my life to share everything about me to you...But I can tell you don't trust me cause I asked you for a little help to sort my documents out here. I am very mad at myself for asking you for help to be this way with me. I never knew I would ever be here someday today to be asking you for help online. I know everything happens for a reason and I will be strong to sort myself out from this here. My food and hotel bills was up on friday and I have to be paying for another bills too , why cant you be strong enough to stand to help me on this? I am not just asking you for help but I will pay you back as soon as I come to you and even with interest. I know you need me and same as my daughter as well, you two are the only love of my life and you know how plans about my daughter coming to us when I come home to you. I have better plans for us dear. why cant stand in a right position for me to get out of here? I can feeel how worried is my daughter now and she always make me know how bad and worried she is when I hear from her and now look at where I am now? if I have to stay here for much time then I will go hungry with no food. I keep asking myself, why is this life treating me this way. Do you think I deserve this treatment or are happy to hear me going through this here? OMG why me again........Can you feel the tears of Frank??????? I just dont know what to think and say now, but all I can tell you is PLEASE HELP ME OUT FOR I WILL PAY YOU BACK ANYTHING. THANK YOU''
I have spent days trying to identify this character, I hope that someone knows him/her or be able to identify. Certainly if this posting can help a lady not suffer what my friend has gone through with her heart and soul it will have been worth my taking the time posting.
anonymous from United Kingdom
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There are existing warnings of dating scams on this e mail address in which it suggests it is Willyson Boatson, 20 yrs of age from Tema, Accra, Ghana
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anonymous from United States
Just wondering if anyone has seen any similar pictures or images of this guy, claims to be scott hoffman and works as a contractor in ikeja, nigeria. suppose to come back to the US next month.
Pleasae help. Thanks
I know this guy is one of the pictures that the scammers have used, worked on convincing me that he is a civil engineer presently contracting a project in ikeja, nigeria. I did ask for pictures and he send me a few, he is there with his 6 year old daughter and aske me foe money, which i did not send.
Whoever is the man on the picture should know that his pictures are being exploited, I am posting it here hoping that maybe someone will recognize him. He send me a flight information but did not really make sense. I also got an Iowa birth certificate which was questionnable. When i ask for a passport to really see who he is, i heard all different stories. Just sharing this with everyone to be aware of whats going on outhere, and I hope people know about this site, it helps to clear things and avoid scammers.
THANK YOU FOR THIS WEBSITE..
'WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO SEND ME MONEY FOR MY FEEDING AND MY BILLS.I HAVE RAN OUT OF FOOD TO EAT NOW.
I just came back home from a meeting and so shocked and happy to see the message waiting cos you know you are not sharing me with no one i told you shortly you left me that i wont do anything to hurt you deliberately and i stand by it.
I cant stop the feelings i have for you and infact i wont stop been with you my only problem is that i am down and out because of cashi have to look for cash to look for everyday and look for a life too and i saw you.
It made me happy but i have my daily challenges which wears it ugly head every now and then because i cant fend for my cash flow.I have told you i need cash to actualize dream for my film production which will cost me about 25k and i know i would be settled after that because now i look for money for feeding,monthly rent and internet including my water and light which is obviously difficult for me to handle and so hard.I will be very settled if i can do all of that myself maybe you may not have no course to complain anymore because i would be home and down to earth but presently i cant feed and i have run out of everything in my house which is so bad.I would love to have you in my arms and even live forever with me but difficult now because i am in such a bad state except if you can be of help then i can be much more settled otherwise difficult.I should not have asked you for money when you came as my guest but i was running myself dry hence i did that.
You reply me so i can know if you can be of help to my present situation.'
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Muchas gracias por su e-mail, te diré más sobre mí mismo ... Bueno, tengo 55 años, Dennis y yo hemos estado soltero desde hace varios años, mi trabajo siempre me mantiene ocupado, hasta que un amigo me introdujo en el sitio de citas y se me ocurre al ver que yo soy un hombre muy responsable, no sólo necesita a una mujer , sino una relación seria que puedo encontrar, estoy muy abiertos persona de mente y yo vivo a reír y quiero probar cosas nuevas, yo trabajo en el Ejército de los EE.UU. hoy en día, pero ahora en Kuwait para la misión de paz, pero pronto se retira a conocer a la mujer el derecho de mi vida ..
Creo que la belleza no se basa en lo atractivo que son para todos, pero la forma en que son atractivos para nosotros, porque no podemos suponer que otros piensan que están llenos de belleza a menos que sepan que son hermosas m too.I 'No se trata de ser cínico y sigue trabajando duro para llevar el amor de mi vida. me encanta la comunicación con personas de culturas diferentes a la mía. me gusta hablar con la gente en muchos temas, que pueden ser muy abierto y comunicativo, sobre todo en lo que alguien con un clic , pero también puede ser muy tranquilo, reflexivo y serio, pero mi sentido del humor es muy diversa, y creo que es una parte importante de la vida. me mantengo en buena forma física, y acariciar mi emocional, mental y espiritual. estoy buscando amistad en este punto que tal vez puede transformarse en algo más profundo y sostenible time.I amor sabes muy bien .. Espero oír de usted pronto .. take care