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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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2014-07-05, 18:50:19
Miss Marple from United States  
RE: Belgium Thoney Mitchael
Thank you

Hi dear, I am thoney Mitchael, I'm 37.I saw 'ur beautiful pics and profile and with sincerity wish to B ur friend.I will be glad if we know each other more better.Socio-religious or age background won't be a problem dear.Although I'm not always online here,i will appreciate if you can contact me through my yahoo ID or you can as well drop yours and i will get back to ID

This is very typical for online scammers to start up the communication with a victim ,the grooming of the victim and the attempt to get closer to the victim fast as possible by asking for the victims emailaddress with excuses as they are not online so often which is not true of course . This scammer is not usually the one who communicates with the victims it is just an lower ranked scammer that collects email addresses from unknowingly victims online that it is a scammer behind . You have probably communicated with more than one scammer in this case as they often tend to operate in smaller groups with 5-6 scammers communicating with the one victim. I want to explain this to you that you do not fall for these types of scams once again when you are online . Remember scammers are always the ones who contacts the victims .

The language is very typical scammer here also ,they are using am instead of I am ..the victims are usually not called by their names it is babe ,sweetie ,my angel as these mails are not used only for one victim as they are used all over and over again so they do not need to bother deleting victims names from the templates. Often the letters are just copied and pasted from online ,it is very rare that scammers writes letters to the victims,they do not have time for that as they can stay in contact with several victims in the same time .

Scammers uses religion and talks often about God and they say often in their profiles they are Godfearing .

2014-07-13, 05:09:51
[hidden] from United Kingdom  
The man in black he says he called framk jerry johnson from londone but he in johannesburg now he been taking money from me over a year now

2014-07-16, 20:24:31
Miss Marple from United States  
2014-07-13, 05:09:51
[hidden] from United Kingdom

I am sorry but this man is not Frank Jerry Johnson on the photos for real you are communicating with a scammer most likely from Nigeria .I advice you to stop communicating with the scammer immediately as he will never stop asking for money . This mans photos belongs to a man from Colombia for real and he has nothing to with any scams . This man is also a victim in this scam . There is an thread here on this where this mans photos that are used in scams are already reported earlier ,so please update the thread with photos ,emails and information as email address and phone numbers the scammer is using to scam you with .

Dating scammer David Jones
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Dating scammer David Jones

2014-07-16, 20:43:09   (updated: 2014-07-16, 20:47:38)
Miss Marple from United States  
Update Dating scammer David Jones/James Wilson/Mark Jerry, [] Lagos, Nigeria

Different set of photos used in scams :

2014-07-16, 20:57:38
Miss Marple from United States  

49, Male, Straight
Paradise, TX


I was born in 1964 in Frankfurt Hospitals Located at 72 Stockhausen, Germany. i Graduated from Allgäu Gymnasium secondary school in Germany there i earn my first degree Certificate. After which i attended Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany, there i Attained my Bachelor's degree

attending an outdoor concert of classical music to start up the evening, and then enjoy a champagne candlelight dinner at a sky-high restaurant over-viewing the city with soft romantic background music after which we will take a walk to an undisclosed destination muttering lovely words and holding each other hands and sitting to the wake of the night stargazing.

Fake profiles :


2014-07-18, 15:10:16
anonymous from Kenya  
i have receiving emails from a strange lady claiming to be princess blessing mabuo claing daughter of advicer of late president Robert Guei, i was almost carried away but after seeking advice my my two spiritual friends from usa i started investigation its when i landed on this site that made me agree there biggggggggggggg lieyers shame to them THIS THE 3TH EMAIL I WAS SENT TO DAY WITH 2 DIFERENT NAMES

Hello my dear,
How is your day?.
I believe is fine. I am more than happy to read your mail this morning.
Mine here is very hot and like you know i am living in the refugee camp here in Dakar. My situation here Its just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace i will come out here soon.
I don't have any relatives now whom i can go to as all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war. The only person i know here is Rev. Matthew Jaiteh who is the pastor of the (Christ the king church) here in the camp, i live in the female's hostel because the camp have two hostels one for men the other for women.
The Pastors Tel number is (+221771649421) if you call, please tell him that you want to speak with me so that he will send for me in the hostel. call 2pm GMT today please.As a refugee here i don't have any right or privilege to any thing be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country.I want to go back to my studies because i only attended my first year before the tragic incident that lead to the death of my parents took place.
Please listen to this, i have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which i will send to you latter,because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank in Europe which he used my name as the next of kin,the amount in question is $2.5m sud (Two Million five Hundred Thousand Dollars). So i will like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you can send some money for me to get my traveling documents and air ticket to come over to your place for a better life.
I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is the Reverend because he is like a father to me. So in the light of above i will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone for i am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people gets to know about it. Remember i am giving you all this information due to the trust i deposed on you.I like honest and understanding people,truthful and a man of vision , truth and hard working. My favorite language is also English..Meanwhile i will like you to call me like i said. Call around 2pm GMT time. I have a lot to tell you. i will be waiting for your call, God bless you yours
2014-07-18, 21:51:21
Miss Marple from United States  
Thank you Kenya ,
Yes this is a refugee camp 419 scam .Mainly scammers from Senegal,Nigeria,Ghana sends out spams to people with a hope that some one will fall for this scam ,the truth there is no princess on the others end just some lazy scammer in a internet cafe trying to earn some extra money in this way. No one should reply any of these kind of mails just delete and ignore .


2014-07-18, 21:53:10
Miss Marple from United States  
Zimbabweans conned by Senegalese

SEVERAL Zimbabweans have fallen victim to a scam involving Senegalese fraudsters, leading Zimbabwe’s ambassador to that country warning people to be wary of who they deal with especially on the internet.
Ambassador Trudy Stevenson said she had received a lot of communication from people who had fallen victim to the fraudsters, expressing shock that there were people who still fell victim to 419 scams.

“There are many such scams on the internet,” she advised. “It is unfortunate that Zimbabweans appear to be a target, perhaps because we are not as internet-savvy as others.”

Stevenson said she had been asked several times to check out addresses and telephone numbers in Dakar as people would have been duped by 419 scammers.

In some cases, this happens just before the victims are about to transfer money to accounts or to “persons purporting to be refugees in a camp, victims of violence and church pastors, etc, seeking their assistance on the internet in order to have huge amounts of money released from a trust account in some international bank”.

The 419 scams were reportedly popularised by Nigerians, who would claim they had money stashed in accounts but they were failing to retrieve it because of political problems in their country.

Unsuspecting people would be duped into believing that they would be granted power of attorney but not before they transferred money for a lawyer to process the legal documentation.

Communication gleaned by The Standard shows that the latest trick by the Senegalese is that of a beautiful “damsel in distress” in the West African country who is seeking help from Zimbabweans.

In one of the emails, a Zimbabwean was about to send US$1 400 to a beautiful “26-year-old chocolate refugee stuck in a camp in Dakar”, to help her get a power of attorney to access US$5,4 million left by her late father in a Canadian bank.

The girl had also sent the unsuspecting Zimbabwean a number of her photos to show that she was “genuine”.

In a similar case, a Zimbabwean also sent an email to the embassy hoping they could assist in verifying a lawyer before depositing money.

“To: Embassy office in Senegal, I am (name withheld) a Zimbabwean and wants (sic) to send money to Senegal High Court (USD$1 450 00) to obtain power of attorney through the lawyer by the name Barrister (name withheld), Dakar, Senegal,” reads part of the email sent to the embassy.

“He charged me US$800 as service charge. Help me in verifying the existence of this person and his entity urgently. Looking forward to hear (sic) from you.”

The Zimbabwean added: “The named person has inheritance of US$5 700 000 in a Canadian bank (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) and she registered me as her trustee. Because of her status (refugee) she said that she is not allowed to conduct any legal activity.”

Another Zimbabwean (name withheld), a former president of a business non-governmental organisation, was duped into sending money for organising a non-existing business conference.

He approached the embassy after the “organisers” of the meeting disappeared with his money.

The Zimbabwean embassy in Dakar said there was not much it could do besides reporting the matter to the police.

Stevenson warned Zimbabweans against sending money to people they had never met and to be wary of internet scams.

Some conmen claim to be refugees

A South African-based Zimbabwean teacher was saved by the embassy after he had been contacted by the scammers, who claimed they were Zimbabweans stuck in a refugee camp in Senegal.

“I would like to know if there are Zimbabweans living in Senegal as refugees in Senegalese Refugee Camps,” wrote the teacher. “If so, under what circumstances would the Zimbabwean citizens become refugees there and anywhere else in the world because our country is one of the safest countries in southern Africa? Does the embassy have a record of these people?

“My question had been motivated by the fact that my friend says that she is staying in Dakar in a refugee camp and there are indications that all is not well with her. Seemingly, she wants to be rescued but she does not know how.”


2014-07-18, 22:00:52
Miss Marple from United States  
Senegal scams search results for photos used in scams that originates from Senegal .

Dating scammer Roselin Jemba from Monrovia, Senegal
2014-07-19, 11:35:18
anonymous from United States  
I would like to know if this man is a scammer he is suppose to be in the military he goes by the name of John Calderon he is a Facebook user
2014-07-19, 18:55:16
Miss Marple from United States  
2014-07-19, 11:35:18
anonymous from United States

You need to post more information as if he has asked for money . Post also why you suspect him to be a scammer if there are signs that you might think you are dealing with a online scammer . There are several John Calderon on Facebook so please come back and give more information so I can answer your question.
2014-07-21, 18:56:53
anonymous from Canada  
Anyone recognize this guy? He says he is iEnglish and works in Dubai.
2014-07-21, 19:56:05
Miss Marple from United States  
RE 2014-07-21, 18:56:53
anonymous from Canada

Anyone recognize this guy? He says he is iEnglish and works in Dubai.

Oops you forgot to add a picture !! Please post the photo ,the photo need to be in the format of JPEG to be accepted onto this site . You can easily convert photos online link below .
I am sure it is a scammer you are talking with: a englishman that works in Dubai is a very common west-african scam scenario.Be careful do not send money !!

Image converter to JPEG:
2014-07-23, 04:20:59
DOC from United States  
Happy Birthday Miss Marple!!

2014-07-23, 09:01:26   (updated: 2014-07-23, 09:02:33)
OJAS from United States  
Happy Birthday Miss Marple! :-) http://static.ddmcd..-cats0.jpg
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