DelphiFAQ Home Search:

How you recognize male scammers.

 

comments1443 comments. Current rating: 5 stars (89 votes). Leave comments and/ or rate it.

Name: How you recognize male scammers.


Email: Various/several


Address:



Other Comments:
I am Miss Marple and a contributor at this site, I have met many victims here at this site and I wanted to create an thread for those who are interested to find out how you recognize African male scammers. I met an scammer while ago, and he came from Nigeria and he tried to scam me, that’s why I created this thread so you can save some time and hopefully your Money by reading this general information I have written here.
I have made studies of African scammers in general and collected some stuff. I will represent here some basic information and some good advices what you can think about when you are out on the dating sites and online, which are the best ways to avoid scammers and learn how to spot them.

Are you an woman and have met the most wonderful, good looking and to good to be true man on the internet? He is also very smart, well educated, working probably as an constructor or engineer and travels a lot in his job, He tells you that he is an widower and has raised his child all alone, and he is now looking for true love. He falls in love very quickly and wants to marry you and wants to meet you soon. Suddenly he must travel to Africa. To Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory coast or another west African country for work and he will come back soon to meet you soon as possible. During his visit he gets in lot of trouble, he gets sick or have accidents. And he suddenly needs money, his credit card is not good enough or he’s has trouble to get his money from his account. Then he begins to ask for money.
Is this something you recognize?? You have probably met an scammer from Africa. Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory coast, Senegal and Dakar is the most common countries where scammers comes from, but they do operate with accomplices from European countries also as Germany, Holland and United Kingdom. Malaysia and China has also reported more scammers activities the latest time.
There is lot of different scams, Lottery scams, Charity scams, credit card scams and spams (Variation from the 419 scam)and other different types of scams, But this is page is only about ROMANCE SCAMMERS or DATING SCAMMERS

You can find scammers on every Dating site, Face book, tagged.com and My space and many other different communities .Please read the profiles and look at the photographs, the photos are always stolen from agency models and sometimes from other victims as identity theft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mijGF9T325Y the agency you can check is http://focushawaii.com. You can also search for photographs in picture search in database at this site http://www.delphifaq.com/cgi-bin/faq_pictest.pl and scamdigger where you upload an photo and see if the scammer is reported in another site http://www.tineye.com/ http://scamdigger.com/ If you think you have contact with an scammer by email, read these general warning signs

WARNING SIGNS:

1.Scammers use templates before they starts to ask for money and there is variations in time in that also before they do that from 2 weeks until 2-3 years. Scammers use templates because they scam many people at the same time and have no time to write personal mails.
2.Look for the language, scammers has often very bad grammar and their skills in European language is bad, the templates are often translated by GOOGLE
3.They fell in love very quickly and talk about endless and undying LOVE
4.Avoiding your questions in the mails (typical for scammers who use templates) but variations do exist in this also.
5. Asking money from strangers is a scam, African, Russian, man,woman makes NO DIFFERENCE! http://ladies-russia.net/Scam.php
6.The scammer tells you to end your dating site account because you are the only true love for him (this is the way he can control the victim)
7.Scammers uses an +44 as an UK number to confuse victims with that they are in UK but they are in fact in Nigeria . ID Spoofing
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Caller_ID_spoofing
8.If it sounds to good to be true it is often that also.

What can you do to protect yourself?

You must protect yourself even if it is not an scammer you are talking to. Never give out any personal information to somebody that you don’t know such your home address, telephone numbers no bank account/credit card numbers or other sensitive information as log in to your email addys or other accounts .Scammers asks for telephone numbers so they can convince people with their undying love as they asks for money, so don’t give out any phone numbers to foreigners. As scammers are criminal in the cyber world their knowledge in computers are very good .Get yourself an good Antivirus program to protect you from malware and spams, never click on links that unknown people sends you in mails, there could be an trojan waiting for you. As trojan is an malware and is created to steal and copy information from other computers.

How do scammers work out and how do you recognize them??

Maybe you are talking for the moment with an scammer but nothing is not what it appears to be as the wonderful man you talking to is an criminal sitting in a internet cafe and knows exactly what he is doing ,because he has done this so many times before that you can’t even imagine that your lovely man is only an criminal and wants to have your money, they are trained to be psychological and knows exactly what to talk and uses your weaknesses to get you into the trap. They send you gifts and talks poetry to you to get you really fall in love. And when you are enough in love then they starts to ask for money. They suddenly gets in to trouble and get into accidents and make up fake stories and involves other scammers also pretending to be doctors and lawyers or barristers that the story sound so real as possible, so that the victim feels empathy and open up the wallet to the scammer. They ask money for anything, from food to hospital bills, they can even send you fake documents that you have to sign your personal information that you suddenly can get involved in the crimes to without any knowledge of what you have really got involved into. As scammers are criminals they are involved in money laundry and drugs. They use most Western union to transfers to receive money from victims, but money gram is also more common now. Scammers uses stolen identities from other victims from another earlier scams or stolen from internet also. So the names they use to collect your money in are not their own names. So catch theses scammers are very difficult because of this.
The grammar is very bad as their skills are not good in English so they use templates translated by some translator and many time the scammers uses GOOGLE to translate their letters, so look for the language in the letters you receive from the scammers. Scammers uses much religion also in their scams they talk many times that they are GOD fearing and pretend to be very religious. http://www.delphifaq.com/faq/male_scammers/f3269.shtml?p=11#comments often the scammers has children and they are widowers also, because in this way they can affect the victims in a emotionally way to the single mothers, everybody can be scammed but they often seek for single women with kids and in the age of 40, as people has generally made carrier and has an stabile economic situation as that attract scammers of course.

What can you do if you suspect you talking to an scammer?

If you suspect that the person you are talking to on the internet is an scammer, there is sites where you can seek for photographs, as I have put an link in the beginning of this information, but there is others you can do also, if you have contact with an scammer through email, you can look up the IP address, that the person uses and see if the person uses forged IP or has been reported to an scammer site. If the IP address is forged it is absolutely an scam, no real and honest person uses forged IP address, and if they begin to start talking about Africa that they are travelling to Nigeria or Ghana for business or work it is an scam also. Even if they have not asked for money yet it can be an scammers as well, as they can wait with that question a long time. Look for information on the internet what your love is doing and report scammers to sites because only by reporting scammers you reduce the scammers to operate and scam other people. Talk to other people about scamming and inform your friends who you also are talking to on the internet. If you have been scammed you must of course report this crime to the nearest authorities in your hometown and country. And here I have some links where you can find also information what you can do if you have been scammed, but I must put out an warning if you want to report scammers to authorities in Africa be careful who you are talking to, and also find out if it is real people you have contact with, as scammers abuses also this and goes under fake persons and scams people by saying the helping scammed people, there is a lot of fake detectives, so be careful who you are talking to and who you leave your personal information to.

FBI : http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/financial_scams/financial_scams_4554.html
http://ic3.gov
EFCC: http://efccnigeria.org
UK: http://www.met.police.uk
AUSTRALIA: http://scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/tag/Nigerian419Scams
CANADA : http://bbb.org
And in this link you have more information of what you can do if you
are scammed.
http://consumerfraudreporting.org/governments.php


Many thanks to DOC with the language/Translation,OJAS with good and informative links,and many thanks to Delphifaq.com and all other contributors and friends here at this site.




Comments:

You are on page 44 of 97, other pages: 1 2 3 41 42 43 [44] 45 46 47 94 95 96 97
2012-11-03, 21:13:11
Miss Marple from United States  
RE :Larry Diamonds

The photo has to be in the format JPEG to be acceptable to post here on this site so you have to convert the photo here is an link below you do that in the easiest way...

http://www.delphifa..42#234118

or open with paint and save as JPEG ...
2012-11-04, 05:25:02
anonymous from Czech Republic  
On this guy I found he buys phones

https://phonelot.com/addorder/67663
2012-11-06, 13:48:40
anonymous  
rating
I want to make it clear that NOT all scammers are from Africa Or Russia. Many male scammers are right here in California. And many of those local scammers will actually request to meet with you and then will proceed into the so-called 'relationship' very quickly. They will tell anything and everything you want to hear. They will say and do almost anything to trick to you---but they are subtle , so BEWARE.
Please beware of a Lebanese man, who is also a U.S. citizen. His name is Ali Hasan Moussaoui, aka Ali Moussaoui. He frequents every available online dating site, such as but not limited to: Plentyoffish.com, Shia.com ( a dating site for Muslims), Match.com, Okaycupid.com, Ashley Madison(for married people looking to have affairs), and many other sites. He also is on sex sites and pornography sites that offer dates, as well. He has several different e mails.
Ali Moussaoui works at U.S.C. in the I.T. department. He also teaches science classes at Riverside Community College.
He has four grown children with his ex-wife, Roba Moussaoui. He lives in an apartment , in Monterey Park, California , with his twin sons: Hassan Moussaoui and Hussein Moussaoui. His sons and both of his daughters are very volatile and violent racists and are considered very dangerous.
Ali Moussaoui's typical scam as follows: These are the things he has done to myself and several other lonely women:
He will initiate contact, on a dating site, by sending you a bulk cut and paste messege---the very same messege that he's sent hundreds of other women. When you take the bait, he will ask you to call him. Then he'll set up a meeting. He will tell you he's been divorced a couple years from his ex, whom he loved more than anything(true) and whom left him for absolutely no reason(absolutely FALSE---she did dump him, BUT WITH PLENTY OF REASON). He'll progress the so-called relationship rapidly and tell you he loves you(FALSE). Like all scammers and cons, he is a pathologiacal liar and game-player. He will destroy your life. He will claim he's broke, due to alimony and child support payments. He will tell you he's 'lost his heart to you and loves you oh so dearly'.
He will slowly get you to pay for all meals and all outings. He will take you on hiking trails and 'share the story of his life' with you. He will tell you he's ' A MAN OF ALLAH AND ONLY WANTS THE BEST FOR YOU AND ALL WOMEN.'
he will cliam he wants to have children with you and swears he'll support you and the children you have together and that you'll never have to worry about anything, because he'll take care of everything---as soon as his financial situation gets better, 'which should be any day now, so please just hang on and stick it out.'
Meanwhile, every time you go out with him, he's broke and acts (ACTS) embarassed. So you feel so ackward and you feel on the spot, so you end up paying for everything---AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
Then he says he wants to marry you---and this is where he goes in for the kill:
He will actually marry you--in a no frills, bare court ceremony with not a single flower or anything else---and then he'll start to do everything he can to upset you and make you hate him so that you'll divorce him and so taht he can take your house, car, money and everything else you ever had.
Meanwhile, while you are together, he'll lie, lie, lie, lie to you, have sex with other women, run around and whore around, and then when you catch him, he'll lie, lie, lie and swear he never did anything and make you think YOU lost YOUR mind.
This guy will get you pregnant and totally desert and abandon you.
He will destroy you in every way possible, He is a manipulator and sick liar.


Keywords:
2012-11-06, 16:26:37
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2012-11-06, 13:48:40
anonymous

I want to make it clear that NOT all scammers are from Africa Or Russia

Yes absolutely! you are very correct in that .Internet is not only scammers from Africa or Russia there are real life scammers and golddiggers and far worse and dangerous than the online scammers that do not go under their real IDs and do not meet the victims for real,but exceptions do exist !!

But you must remember this even if you do not meet the scammers for real they can still cause a great deal of harm to victims too.

The real life scammers are not so many in the amount as compared to Africans and Russian scammers but unfortunately they do exist and many women and men online have been scammed in that terrible way and can be hurt for life.all scammers has some things in common ,they are very manipulative and do whatever to control the victims to gain their trust with empty promises of love ,they are scruples and can scam multiple people in the same time ,they are sociopaths and psychopaths .

I am sorry that you have met an sick person like you have and i hope that you will pass this terrible event in your life one and go further in life.I hope that justice will take care of this person and put him where he belongs. I am sure it can not be easy to be you now and i hope you have support in this by your friends and family , i am very glad you came forward here on this forum and wanted to share your story to others as there are many women and men out there who has similar experiences as you do .

All kind regards //Miss Marple//


Real life scammers/Goldiggers

http://www.delphifa..674_0.htm
http://www.delphifa..591_0.htm

2012-11-06, 17:03:57
anonymous from United States  
HI Miss Marple....I have a question. I checked this guys e-mail IP and it came up with Virginia Sterling and California sunnyville, twice,(with different IP numbers) but he is suppose to live in Sweethome Oregon. What does that mean?
2012-11-06, 19:29:07
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2012-11-06, 17:03:57
anonymous from United States

It means the person is not honest as it is too far between Oregon and Virginia unless he/she is not travelling and have not told you this ..California Sunnyvale is the headquarters for Yahoo...

Ok could you post the header here and i will check that one for you ,but edit out your own email address from the header before you post it here and i will trace it for you and analyze the header for you ...
2012-11-06, 20:38:13
anonymous from United States  
IP Address 172.190.66.224
Location UNITED STATES, VIRGINIA, STERLING
Latitude, Longitude 39.00622, -77.4286 (39°0'22'W -77°25'43'N)
Connection through AMERICA ONLINE
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 06:36 AM (UTC -04:00)
Net Speed COMP
Area Code 703
IDD Code 1
ZIP Code 20166
Weather Station STERLING (USVA0735)
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -





IP Address 127.0.0.1
Location Unknown
Latitude, Longitude 0, 0
Connection through LOOPBACK
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 02:36 AM (UTC -)
Net Speed -
Area Code -
IDD Code -
ZIP Code -
Weather Station -
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -





IP Address 68.180.219.154
Location UNITED STATES, CALIFORNIA, SUNNYVALE
Latitude, Longitude 37.36883, -122.03635 (37°22'8'W -122°2'11'N)
Connection through YAHOO! INC.
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 09:36 AM (UTC -07:00)
Net Speed COMP
Area Code 408/650
IDD Code 1
ZIP Code 94089
Weather Station SUNNYVALE (USCA1116)
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -





IP Address 98.138.226.175
Location UNITED STATES, CALIFORNIA, SUNNYVALE
Latitude, Longitude 37.36883, -122.03635 (37°22'8'W -122°2'11'N)
Connection through YAHOO! INC.
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 09:36 AM (UTC -07:00)
Net Speed COMP
Area Code 408/650
IDD Code 1
ZIP Code 94089
Weather Station SUNNYVALE (USCA1116)
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -





IP Address 98.138.229.243
Location UNITED STATES, CALIFORNIA, SUNNYVALE
Latitude, Longitude 37.36883, -122.03635 (37°22'8'W -122°2'11'N)
Connection through YAHOO! INC.
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 09:36 AM (UTC -07:00)
Net Speed COMP
Area Code 408/650
IDD Code 1
ZIP Code 94089
Weather Station SUNNYVALE (USCA1116)
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -





You
2012-11-06, 20:42:45
anonymous from United States  
Miss Marple is this what u wanted?
2012-11-06, 21:31:14   (updated: 2012-11-06, 21:34:27)
Miss Marple from United States  
I am reposting your posted header and edited out your emailaddress on the header,it seems this person is probably using open proxy that means this person is hiding his real location,have you got more mails from this Nicholas Smith??,the name sounds also as a scammer name ....
anonymous from United States
2012-11-06, 20:33:54

Delivered-To: xxxxxxxxxxx
Received: by 10.49.24.175 with SMTP id v15csp99569qef;
Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:43:48 -0800 (PST)
Received: by 10.42.210.12 with SMTP id gi12mr2221071icb.22.1352234628496;
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:43:48 -0800 (PST)
Return-Path: <msgr.nvzwo4q-rebeccablue777=gmail.com@returns.bulk.yahoo.com>
Received: from n4-vm3.bullet.mail.ne1.yahoo.com (n4-vm3.bullet.mail.ne1.yahoo.com. [98.138.229.243])
by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id ej5si22591075icb.35.2012.11.06.12.43.48
(version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:43:48 -0800 (PST)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of msgr.nvzwo4q-rebeccablue777=gmail.com@returns.bulk.yahoo.com designates 98.138.229.243 as permitted sender) client-ip=98.138.229.243;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of msgr.nvzwo4q-xxxxxxxxx@returns.bulk.yahoo.com designates 98.138.229.243 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=msgr.nvzwo4q-sssssssssss@returns.bulk.yahoo.com; dkim=pass (test mode) header.i=@yahoo.com
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=yahoo.com; s=gcom1024; t=1352234627; bh=IVvpSTfNnxw5VB6G1rtCiIephWKzJwQT5zauVjuQipkh= Received:Received:Received:Date:Return-Path:To:From:SubjecMessage- ID:X-Priority:X-Yahoo-Newman-Property:X-Yahoo-Newmawmawman-Id:X-Originating-IP:MIME-Version:Content-Typge+ EoJnaDv9AC7sGgPQfdWyKYY8dSb4Cib9iimxFXhtC3R/swGzX1IBmz8XUhXUhtYsSXEm6N1ffGQxwOQDtIFqJmrs8Ezb92JtG6fPj7tpSnD/ mBfnaWHfywi1Jfxurxur3E8CIROLA2FCuQ7H4r9cT/ VEHtE5Py0J9tmuJloOH1ZQ=
DomaimainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=gcom1024; d=yahoo.com;
&nbsQU41obiRRDi25/ AjvY4Q2Lz/02XN+icJ1a/Ji4yrptKML5Y6lQzP9Cql0diipiipc0YfcLwugZmGHafdsF34K3omxWXD bhLoVh10lGiqSJn8ldGK3XIayPlYT19PrZgVhfr8mjvmJVXTdKlqYJp/ YGf3+WDZvriscB5DOPC7F3cfgY=;
Receeceived: from [98.138.226.175] by n4.bullet.mail.ne1.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 06 Nov 2012 20:43:47 -0000
Received: from [68.180.219.154] by t4.bullet.mail.ne1.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 06 Nov 2012 20:43:47 -0000
Received: from [127.0.0.1] by invite102.msg.sp1.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 06 Nov 2012 20:43:47 -0000
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 20:43:47 +0000
Return-Path: smithnicholas416@yahoo.com
From: Nicholas Smith via Yahoo! <smithnicholas416@yahoo.com>
Subject: Nicholas Smith invites you to connect
Message-ID: <69a867e25761414c8aafe942e105e897@invite102.msg.sp1.yahoo.com>
X-Priority: 3
X-Yahoo-Newman-Property: msgr
X-Yahoo-Newman-Id: 69a867e25761414c8aafe942e105e897
X-Originating-IP: 172.190.66.224
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary='b1_69a867e25761414c8aafe942e105e897'
his name is Nicholas Smith

2012-11-07, 06:09:07
anonymous from United States  
no I have not yet to this date have gotten any more e-mails from him. thanks for ur help.
2012-11-07, 12:58:58
anonymous from Sweden  
Från: Peterson Sivewright [mailto:petersonsivewright@ymail.com]
Skickat: den 2 augusti 2012 06:37
Till: xxxxxxxx
Ämne: Re: ABOUT ME AND MY WORK in Sweden

Sweetie,

how are you doing today? I hope you are fine, for me i am fine but i miss you too much you are already part of me now i am praying everyday for this conference to finish so i can have you everyday. I have told Terry about you and he is very happy and want to meet you, he said i should tell to get him a birthday present, Sweetie the birthday is on the 10th of August 2012.

Sweetie i ask you only to love me as much as i love you because My love for you remains constant,don't worry one of this days we will watch the sunrise and sunset together, praying while every pace of the day will bring us more love and trust.

If you don't believe in love, you might as well not believe in anything at all, you can me whatever pleases you mind Sweetie.

I miss you so much and i love you more.
Peterson.

2012-11-08, 01:59:40
anonymous from Jurez, Mexico  
this guy asked me to marry him, and after 3 weeks of chating, he asked me for my address and he said he was goig to send clothes and shoes to my house and my wedding ring, then he send me an email with the things he send. diamond rings, necklace diamond and 750,000 dlls, and he said that he did not tell me about the money because he wanted to buy a house and start a business here, because he lied in malaysia and wanted to live in arizona with me.
then he stop talking to me, and after a few days, I received an email saying that I had to pay 450 dlls to release the box, that it was still in malaysia. after that, he showed up saying that everything was false, and maybe I wanted to steal his money. I say I would not do that, that I asked him not to send that amount of money, that I did not want to have problems, and he said wait! let me check, maybe it was my mistake because I can not find the receipt in my bag.so, he said he wanted me to send him the email they sent me.


Keywords:
2012-11-08, 10:50:08
Miss Marple from United States  
2012-11-08, 01:59:40
Mexico

Please stop communicating with this scammer! this is a typical chat scammer from Nigeria that operates out of Malaysia.Just block the scammer and do not tell him what you know.
Please post email address,name,photos and phone number if given here.

All kind regards //Miss Marple//
2012-11-08, 10:54:27
Miss Marple from United States  
Dating scammer Peterson Sivewright

http://www.youreitt..id=558476
You are on page 44 of 97, other pages: 1 2 3 41 42 43 [44] 45 46 47 94 95 96 97

 

 

Are you being scammed and this is your first visit here?
Read the welcome page/ primer for newbies.
Thanks to Eddie for writing it up.

Please also read Miss Marple's article about recognizing male dating scammers.

NEW: Optional: Register   Login
Email address (not necessary):

Rate as
Hide my email when showing my comment.
Please notify me once a day about new comments on this topic.
Please provide a valid email address if you select this option, or post under a registered account.
 

Show city and country
Show country only
Hide my location
You can mark text as 'quoted' by putting [quote] .. [/quote] around it.
Please type in the code:

Please do not post inappropriate pictures. Inappropriate pictures include pictures of minors and nudity.
The owner of this web site reserves the right to delete such material.

photo Add a picture:
Picture Search

You have received photos and wonder if these photos has been posted here before? Because you suspect this could be a dating scammer, but you do not want to post this picture? Try the Picture Search