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Name: How you recognize male scammers.
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
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
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.
U.S. war veteran loses thousands of dollars in online dating scam
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Particulars in Fati’s old Ghanaian passport also indicate that she acquired it on June 8th, 2013, at the time the Passport Office had stopped issuing those passports. Also, her face in the passport does not resemble a true Ghanaian lady.
With the suspicion that the lady’s Ghanaian passport could also be a fake one, Alton Graham is wondering how Fati Abdul Rahman was able to cash all the monies he sent to her through the Western Union with the fake passport.
Meanwhile, the following is some of the conversations that took place between Alton Graham and his Ghanaian girlfriend, which we have published unedited.
*thank you, for thinking am a scammer, you have loose a good woman, I tell you, and that I promise you would later find out; you think everybody is the bad type, what the embassy told you about my visa is a lie, tell them that I got a new visa, and that old one was renew bec they only gave me a month visa, and the traveling agency go in and re-apply for 6 months, so am sorry, you just miss the right woman, from all what u did and the insult, I intend to call you and meet you when I get to the state, but sorry to say have change my mind.
*why would you contact me, you said you are done with me and you are going to be with someone else, I don’t want you to contact me anyway with somebody else or is that just another lie.
*Yes and am now back to prove you wrong, so if you want us you can stop the payment of your motor cycle unless maybe you want to go with that then am fine with it, as I said its in your hands, but then know i don’t fear police or no body bec am not a thief as you thought.
*I told you had we not this problem between us it would be this Wednesday the 14th because I’m thinking that you’re not speaking and you say it was all over up to today what I decide on my motorcycle that’s what I do.
*I have what you sent for ticket – 1000 – that is what I have and what my family would add to it, so all needed from you for the ticket is 900.
*let’s not worry about ticket right now okay we have 3 more weeks
*I understand dear, what am saying is, I have half money u sent here, and i told you here we dont use credit card due to this internet fraud and things, thats why am requested to pay cash to board the flight.
*What you told me and what have found out about the ticket do not much , I found a ticket there for 1825 USD.
*baby it’s a straight flight to the USA why should I sent almost another thousand dollars when we get a flight and you have enough already now if that’s not good enough you let me know what you want to do *you have enough money go book a flight and Thursday I will send for your mother $300 for bills.
*need a straight flight from Ghana to USA, not transit flight because my Visa is USA Visa and not other country Visa, if u are having problem with adding the rest of the fund I said dont worry i would start working here and get it myself , so you dont worry.
* Hey Baby on that website there’s a flight out of Accra the airline is Emirates its lice from Accra to New York the price road trip $865 and do the other airlines the most expensive one is $1,382 and you have that much book the flight and come to me you could be here by Friday if you truly love me I truly love you I hope to see you make me happy baby I will make you so happy.
*ok filed charges, I want u to know i dont fear that bec am not a bad person so file it if u think am in fear.
*because if you don’t send it back to me that means you can keep it for another purpose that’s not the intent and that’s what you do thought of the school but you say you’re not supposed to send me my money today because if not continue filing charges.
Please stop posting these females with NO INFORMATION on this thread ! A photo is not evidence of any scam ,I do not want innocent people be posted on this site either . I give you an hour to add info on these photos and if you do not come back I will delete them !
Evidence of scam :Asking for money letter ,X-mailer ,fake IP ,where you met the scammer ,mails(templates,formletters used in scams )
Active scam account actually online at this moment..
I'm healthy looking
My Physique, what do you think?
40 years of age
5'9 - 5'10
Here For Dating
I describe myself as more of an open book as I'm so simple and i take life as easy as it's. I'm fun, pretty easy going, down to earth, laid back, optimistic, very transparent/open and easy to get along with in personality. I am honest, loyal and genuine. I like trying new things and I'm more of a problem solver. I am a passionate soul about many things, but find time for myself, my work, family and perhaps you. I enjoy being in the company of others and also like spending time by myself. Traveling or a simple get away is something I enjoy, it can be from a casual beach to a big city weekend. I'm a positive and upbeat person, which ensures that I'm usually having a pretty good day and I'm smiling! I'm quick with a joke, but also a very good listener, and enjoy 'being there' for anybody that comes my way. It doesn't take much to really know me for as long as you're patient and have tolerance. Loyal and committed to friends and loved ones. I am ready for that next step of expansion, deeper love, family and more adventure from the space of maturity and bliss. Overall I am outgoing, can be funny, confident, open minded, true hearted, caring, and passionate. I've a high passion for poems and kids alot. I have been described by others as spontaneous, outside the box, traditional in values, reserved, nurtured, disciplined, responsible, dependable, hardworking and well grounded. I value deep relationships and I'm aware of my own shortcomings. Just so you know, i could be very emotional and mere staring at the blue sky often bring tears outta my eyes.
looking for someone for long term relationship, to live the whole rest of our life together and experience life's adventures with me... You can try to reach me at dannylofton1960 ho(t) ma(i)l
Have children?Children not living at home
A sexual orientationStraight
Level of educationBachelors degree / 4 year degree
ReligionPrefer not to say
Zodiac signPrefer not to say
Chinese Zodiac signPrefer not to say
Race/ethnic originNative American....yeah right !! LOL
Height6 ft 1 in
I have (Tattoos etc.)Piercings
Drinking?Prefer not to say
Miss Marple from United States
Photos on Command Sergeant Major Rod D. Celestaine used in scams.
Command Sergeant Major Rod D. Celestaine enlisted in the United
States Army in March 1990. A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, he
received his Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and
Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana
Doy gracias a esta persona que ha creado este articulo, es sumamente espectacular, hace poco fui victima de la mas vil estafa y aun no me recupero de ello, estoy tan desesperada que aun no termino de recuperarme , tanto sentimental como financieramente... yo la llamaría la estafa del año o del siglo,. A las personas mujeres especialmente les aconsejo tomar estas recomendaciones my en serio, si yo al menos hubiera tenido conocimiento de esto seguro estuviera libre de este dolor tan grande causado a mi por personas inescrupulosas.......Dios ya me perdono por ser ciega y por cerrar mis oídos espirituales a la voz de mi Salvador..... Siempre hay una primera vez.....
anonymous from United States
I just got divorced from a abusive controlling conman.So,my trust issues with men are not good.Anyway,I joined a dating website...But,didnt meet anyone there because a soldier on Facebook started messaging me seemed lonely and really into me.He sent pictures,'Dennis Chamberlain'.His wife died,and he had a cute daughter,9yrs.old.He emailed me pics,and seemed very sympothetic to me for how my X husband treated me.He said,he would never hurt me,he wanted to treat me like his princess.He said he was deployed in Nigeria and couldnt access his funds,the country and banks there are to poor.Almost immediately after daily emails,messages,he started the I love you's.Then asking for money.I said,I just divorced a conman that had me spend my 401k moving to his home town,and then started with the abuse and control.I am broke,so I cannot send you money,and how could you ask me for money,we havent even met yet? He apoligized,and said he didnt want the subject of money to drive me away.We continued the emails.I fell inlove with the pics of his little girl,I always wanted a little girl.But,over a period of a few months,and him asking me for money 4 times total.I decided to say goodbye,and delete him out of my cellphone.The romance/love is a idea we women fall for because we desire it so.We are vonerable.I never did send him money,partly because its gone thanks to my X husband.Anyway,GIRLS PLEASE no matter how flattering,smooth talking,sweet,loving your internet guy is...DONT EVER SEND MONEY....If he was as nice as he says,he wouldnt be asking a woman for money that he hasnt even took out to dinner yet.
Miss Marple from United States
anonymous from United States
I am sorry that you met a scammer!
Scammers has no guilt,no remorse or any empathy towards anyone ! Once a scammer always a scammer ! They scam people even if the victim lays in the death bed. Scammers tells the victims whet the victim wants to hear basically .The scam is systematic and calculated from the very beginning.So what is this scammers name? emailaddress? Photos please share them to warn other women not to fall for this scam !
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Allen Parham sent you a FRIEND REQUEST on Millionaire Dates
Just got out of a very long and verbally abusive marriage.
I'm now looking to have some fun and live my life the right way.
I'm a commercial real estate investor that requires I travel throughout the US.
My hobbies include, boating, traveling, martial arts, cooking and reading, to name a few.
Looking for an attractive, smart and ambitious woman to keep me company and allow me to spend my riches on her.
Would be very supportive in contributing towards the achievement of your own goals, whatever they may be.
I will treat you with respect and show you a good time no matter where we are or what we do...