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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, 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: the agency you can check is You can also search for photographs in picture search in database at this site and scamdigger where you upload an photo and see if the scammer is reported in another site If you think you have contact with an scammer by email, read these general 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!
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. 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.

And in this link you have more information of what you can do if you
are scammed.

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


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2013-09-29, 23:27:09
anonymous from United States  
I know Leigh Wilson.
I have found the fake Facebook pages that list him as a widowed oil rig worker. He is not that at all. He does not live in Newark, Durham, or West Hollywood. It appears someone has stolen his pictures and set up fake Facebook accounts. I initially questioned these accounts since the female 'friends' he was adding on these other accounts were not the typical looking women he surrounds himself with in real life. He is in fact a good looking guy and dates beautiful women. So ladies, if the guy you are talking to online appears to be a dream come true, it probably is.

Again, while the man in the pictures is of a real person, they are not of the person asking you for money.

You shouldn't be sending money to anyone online anyway. Hope this help ladies.
2013-09-30, 04:06:38
IROCU from Portugal  
contacted me on Confirio. his email on yahoo is and on skype as wesleyjeff5, on skype he is from iceland and yahoo he says he is from the states.
2013-10-03, 03:26:20
neral IP Information

Decimal:     1094153323
ISP:     Microsoft Hosting
Organization:     Microsoft Hosting
Services:     Likely mail server
Type:     Corporate
Assignment:     Static IP
Geolocation Information

Country:     United States us flag
State/Region:     Washington
City:     Redmond
Latitude:     47.6801 (47° 40′ 48.36″ N)
Longitude:     -122.1206 (122° 7′ 14.16″ W)
Area Code:     425
Postal Code:     98052

>>>>>>>1st emailreceived& lt;<<<<<<<<<<<<&t;<

I am Wilson Cole, i got your email on filipino cupid and am pretty much delighted to meet you, and quite frankly aside the fact that i am an optimistic person naturally i want this to be the first of several mails that we would have over the coming years ...hopefully.
Well basically, i have spent over 40 years on this earth, i would like to think i still have another 40 to give before i troll I tend to see the world in black and white most times and i also give a lot of attention to the finer things in life..of course this can be attributed to my being an artist. I am currently based in the UK, and have been here for a few years now, however i am American born. I have a son that i adore a lot.... in fact Mark has been my backbone over the years ... he would be 5 in November and he has gone through quite a lot. especially after the messy divorce with his mother..really quite a lot and i do not intend to have him go through any more. uhmm....okay that is enough about me... tell me about yourself ................
I heard filipino women are really nice and homely, am i wrong? My phone number is +447024036339
honey if we are really serious about this relationship, we will both have to delete our profile from the cupid site just to avoid distraction, hope you understand honey
I honestly hope to hear from you darling

...uhm that is me and Mark dearie

>>>>>>>2nd email<<<<<<<<<<<

How are you today? So i guess you would want to know more about me i am on a slightly broader sheet
I'm originally from Midland Georgia in America, but i moved to the UK a couple of years back and have almost become one of them.... Of course i haven't forgotten they were once our
Honey please make sure you always read my mail and understand me very well, I am certain that this will strengthen our relationship.
Truthfully, I never wanted to go into any relationship until I was introduced to online dating by a marriage counselor, and a few hours into our bonding i am beginning to sense something here.... I can't particularly place my finger on it though.
I'm a Mechanical Engineer, I formerly worked with one of the Oil Multinational company here in the UK, before I quit to face my art Gallery personal Business I serve as the field manager in London for 3years, more so I am the C.E.O of TW Mark's Art and Craft Gallery which was established in November 7th 2010 it is a remarkable day because that day is Mark (my son's) birthday.
I am a Christian (Catholic) and a God fearing man, and i do believe He plays a very important part in every single thing that happens to us every single day.
Without blowing my trumpet and with all humility i am a very ambitious person, optimistic, playful, hard working, devoted, intelligent, trusting, genuine, honest, sincere, witty and easy going man with lots of joy, love and happiness to offer to my true love and Mrs. right. I'm very passionate and emotional in all areas of my life. I am very responsible and try to eat right; hence I make sure that I keep fit so I don’t get a pot belly .
I have always believed in a healthy relationship though I have not had one in a long time, It is important to be passionate, romantic, caring, with lots of laughter to keep the body and soul going.
Please darling if you know you are interested in me please I will like you to remove your profile from the Dating site so that we can concentrate on each other and avoid distractions, I have deleted my profile.
I will also like you to snap some photos and send to me Hope to hear from you soon. Here are some pictures of my precious son

Darling remember This is my phone number +447024036339,
I wrote you a short poem dear... I hope you like it


My heart is empty without love
I am waiting for my Love
When she comes into my life
That day is the beautiful day of my life
Today I just imagine about her
A shadow of her is sometimes
Come in my eyes
At that time my heartbeat is going on high level
But I don’t recognize her picture
I don’t understand how she comes in my life
How I get my Love
But one thing is sure
She come in my life and Love me
I am just waiting for my Love

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Dating scammer Harry Cole

2013-10-03, 03:37:05

2013-10-03, 03:47:04
>>>>>>i guess this pictures was stolen from the real owner, hope you can search the real owner of the photos so they are aware that stupid people using their pictures to fool others<<<

2013-10-06, 15:54:36
anonymous from Italy  

2013-10-06, 15:54:57
anonymous from Italy  

2013-10-06, 15:55:51
anonymous from Italy  

2013-10-06, 15:57:28
anonymous from Italy  

2013-10-07, 15:26:55
anonymous from United States  
scam digger
2013-10-07, 21:18:59
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2013-10-03, 03:26:20
Thank you for your posting ! 100% scammer that has has this emailaddress and sending templates like this one. The photos are stolen by West-African scammers and used in scams ,scammers loves to use scenarios that they are single parents and get the victims gullible in this way .
2013-10-07, 21:23:52
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2013-10-06, 15:54:57
anonymous from Italy
The photos are stolen and used b scammers from Ghana,check for the links below and you will find plenty of scam hits ..Do not send money!
Photos on Lia 19 used in scams:
This image was also posted here:
Recognizing similar images

2013-10-10, 14:49:48
anonymous from Italy  
2013-10-11, 21:12:16
Miss Marple from United States  
John Dumelo promises to hunt down scammers

Actor John Dumelo says he will drastically deal with persons using social networks; Facebook and Twitter to fraudulently raise funds on his behalf.
The ‘Baby Thief’ actor who has already suffered negative publicity this year seemed really angry about the latest scam saga trailing him.
He however did not make public the method with which the scammers are using on Facebook and Twitter to raise funds in his name as that is yet to be authenticated.
However, indications are that, the scammers have already raised huge sums with his name; the reason he is irritated. “I’m personally going to hunt them down and deal with them,” he threatened.
“Be careful of people using my name on Facebook and Twitter asking for money. I’m personally going to hunt them down and deal with them,” he stated on Twitter recently, cautioning the general public to be wary of such faceless individuals.

2013-10-11, 21:16:08
Miss Marple from United States  
Women In Ghana Skype Scam

Skype has really opened a lot of doors and especially in the Home Business industry. Like anything else people will find a way to abuse a good thing. Unfortunately this is a real problem for people in network marketing. Skype is a great tool to use for communicating with people all over the world and in the home based business arena people are expecting to be contacted by people the don’t know. So they accept in incoming contact. Well the supposed women from Ghana have found a way to exploit Skype.

The basic way the Women in Ghana scam works is you receive a contact request. Sometimes there is a message about liking your profile or that you seem interesting and other times it is just a request. Obviously they target men and they really seem to understand how to play to a man’s personality so it is probable that it isn’t even a women. They start a conversation and one thing leads to another then eventually they ask for some money. The reasons vary but in the end they ask for something in such a way that the man desires to assist.

Skype is a necessity so a few added precautions can really help. First when you receive a contact request just right click on the person and view their profile. If it says Ghana then decline and block that person. Second is just use common sense. Women are not going to seek men via Skype. It might be tough for some to do something normally considered rude, but if someone starts chatting with you for no reason just tell them you aren’t interested and block them.

Don’t send any money to women in Ghana.

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