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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.
I am sorry that you are scammed ! Scammers unfortunately use all kind of excuses to get people to send money to them .I hope you have blocked the scammer from your email and preferably deleted the email account as when sent the scammers money they will never stop asking for money....Can you post emailaddress and photos used by this scammer onto this forum to warn other women from this scammer...I found a comment that is made earlier on this thread with the same name ,could be a connection there?
Hi I meet a scam man on this dating web call tagged. Com please be aware his a scum name James Carr his email is firstname.lastname@example.org ....He was texts me for about two weeks and then one night he calling me says he was have it motorcycle accident and he need money to pay the Dr.asking me for money and for I can transfer that money to Nigeria ..watch up ladies out there!!!
Honey how are you today? So i guess you would want to know more about me darling....here 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 colonialists....lol
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 Art and Craft Gallery
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.
thanks for the photos you sent to me, your son is so handsome. Here are some pictures of my son (mark)
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
anonymous from Dominican Republic
Miss Marple from United States
anonymous from Dominican Republic
Thank you ,please post emailaddress and full name on the scammer ..
James Hughes- these same photos were sent to me by a guy who wrote me on OK Cupid. Called himself Antonio Salvado, said his now deceased parents were Italian, that he had lived for years in Australia and now lives in New Jersey- even gave me the address.
Someone from OKC tried to scam me before so when he started talking about needing a loan for his business the red lights started- yes in a few days he was asking me- telling me he knew I could help him what was I afraid of?
I ran his photo through www.tineye.com and found this site- damn that guy is good looking!He was very convincing though- sent me copies (very shabby obviously made up) of business contracts to support his loan. I work in finance anyway so he was deffo coming to the wrong person!! However- his IP was in the USA and his phone was a US number, how did he do that if African?
email svotony email@example.com
i just saw your site and new here hope i get information too.
Miss Marple from United States
Yes , photos posted on this site before and reported as scam ,a link below to another anti scam forum as well...Yes they are very convincing scammers thats why people should do their home work as you have done too. Scammers spoofs landline numbers here in US and pretends to be from US.Scammers has all kind of tricks to lure people with that they are genuine. Please block the scammer and post phone numbers the scammer is using .
KUALA LUMPUR: For years she has been carrying on her affairs with various Nigerian men in Malaysia and bearing their children.
However, the dangerous liaisons were cut short after the 42-year-old Malaysian woman – along with five others – were arrested for acting as a “go between” for the men in a multi-million ringgit Internet parcel scam.
The woman, who also acted as a bank account holder for the syndicate, has admitted to receiving between RM1.5mil and RM2mil in transactions.
She was among 15 people, including five Nigerian men, detained over the scam which first came to the police’s attention from a report lodged by a Singaporean woman.
Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigations Department deputy director (intelligence and operations) Senior Asst Comm Datuk Jalil Hassan said they were arrested in the Klang Valley during an operation on Thursday, in which 14 bank passbooks, 21 ATM cards and 10 handphones were among the items seized.
“Our initial investigation shows that all the Nigerians have been using Malaysian student visas,” he told reporters at the Federal CCID headquarters in Bukit Perdana here yesterday.
Nine others, including the six women, had been acting for the syndicate as bank account holders, he said, adding that all those detained, aged between 39 and 26, were remanded.
Police, added SAC Jalil, had obtained a lead on the syndicate when a 60-year-old Singaporean woman living in Johor Baru was duped of RM566,590 after being told that she would be receiving a parcel containing £750,000 (RM4mil).
“She had met one of the syndicate members on Facebook in July. The member was impersonating as an Irish man ‘interested’ in the victim,” he said, adding that the woman was told that a parcel would be sent to her home in Johor Baru via courier.
“Although she received an e-mail that the parcel had purportedly arrived at the Customs, she was required to pay transaction and insurance fees to claim it.
“Believing his sweet talk and promises, the woman deposited money into several local bank accounts,” he said, adding that the parcel never arrived.
On Jan 21, the woman lodged a report.
Police, he said, believed that the syndicate had been operating for between two and three years, conning victims of over RM7mil.