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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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2011-10-06, 09:42:07
anonymous from United States  
I dont understand why what I posted is not being put on here and I am unable to get to page 11..
2011-10-06, 18:02:39
anonymous from Canada  
This was interesting..I went on a few months back..maybe 3 months ago and his Michealpender contacted me.. he IM'ed me so basically no email from him as Proof after I wanted to complain to

He sent me the same pictures that you posted, as well told me he was working away and would be back soon. I was leary as he showed a good looking man, played the widow part, and bascially he seemed too good to be true.

I then looked at this site and realized, wow this is the same guy, needless to say I never corresponded with him again, and did not fall for his tricks

Oh, and I believe he is not really literate or does spell checks etc as alot of time if i asked him a question he wouldnt answer it correctly or it really did make sense. He seemed to have some sort of template of questions he would ask. ALot of questions were really deep questions and he made it clear to be honest anwering him. Questions like, 'have you ever dated on the internet b4? what is your experience, ? Do you believe in love? things a somebody wouldnt normally ask you the FIRST time they speak to you

thanks for the heads up!!
2011-10-07, 10:33:47   (updated: 2011-10-07, 10:34:20)
anonymous from United States  
I guess the new thing now is Oil Rig Managers.. Have met 4 in 1 day.. All have contracts they are bidding on ..for a job in England..
2011-10-18, 21:21:11
anonymous from Canada  
Be aware of emails from 'Richard Edgar'. He works on an oil rig but wants to give up field work so he can work from home to be near YOU! Widowed, a daughter that he's left with his mother to be raised while he works in Dubai. Uses the same language as some of the other examples on this site. He was on Lavalife but removed his profile after making contact. his email is
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Dating scammer Eric Wilson

2011-10-20, 10:40:08
anonymous from United States  
Has any one been contacted by a Dave Robinson.. who lives in Tampa, Florida supposedly?? curious
2011-10-20, 14:51:57
I think I had the most brilliant scam ever from a guy supposedly from the UK where even the family made contact to make it legit. That was of course before disaster struck and he urgently needed money - I even had deadlines by when I had to raise the money. Google the name, I did and came across the person whose profile the scammer used and blocked all contact.
2011-10-21, 17:18:18
met this guy off of tag and everything was fine he said he lived in LA but was from Ireland and onlyl child, his parnets died when he was 15. two months after talking he said he was going to ireland to get his son from his drug addicted mother. he went to court and got his son and his job was sending him to lagos, niegria do billboards and he would be there four weeks. he began calling me from an international number and about one week of him coming back to the states his son got sick and was placed in the hospital and they need 700 upfront and he had no money because he had given his workers the rest of their pay to do the bill boards. i told him i had no money to send. he goes by the name harry patrick lezie and his email address is
he sent a pick of a light skin black man sitting with a pit bull and another one that looks like he has on a military uniform, and one washing dishes at a sink. he also sent picks of his son who is a jr playing pool and sitting in a breakroom.
2011-11-02, 01:38:52
Thanks for writing this. I know of one scam artist who lives in Tempe, Arizona and uses his family in his lies. He pretends his female family members die, especially his mother, pretends his health is failing and a whole bunch of other lies. He begs for a loan and promises to return the money but never does, in fact he starts threatening when the victims try to get their money back. He’s been reported to the FBI by several victims and has been doing this for years. He is definitely a blackmailer so anyone out there on dating sites like or need to be careful. Never lend money to someone you meet online and report them immediately if you think they’re scamming you.
2011-11-03, 07:34:34   (updated: 2011-11-03, 07:38:05)
anonymous from United States  
Dave Robinson from Tampa an artist is a scammer.. He uses a daughter named Mary to try and get money.. He and Mary first say she is at university studying medicine.. When asked what university... they both say Florida University until they realize.. I live in Florida also.. Then they each changed it to University of Liverpool.. Dave goes to New York on buisness and Mary runs into trouble ..she loans her boyfriend $5000.. which he wont pay back and then emails Daddy she cant pay her rent or taxes there and needs money immediately.. Of course he is at wits end because he cant tell her anything and he wants you to be the mother she does not have to advise her.. He then agrees to help her.. but of course he doesnt have enough money to give her..and he wants you to help the small girl.. When you say you dont have the money you cant help... he says N.P. then after a few minutes he asks you to marry him..even though you havent met or talking to each other for a few days...Then tells you BRB someone is at the door at the hotel he is staying at in New York at 10 pm at night...You never hear from him again..I met him on POF.. He deleted his profile because he was tired of the Scammers on there.. He kept asking me questions to make sure I was real..
2011-11-06, 06:32:08
New Person Samal Irisowa. From Jukseewo
2011-11-07, 13:50:03
Pictures of 'John Cage from Florida'. I meet him at Tagged.

2011-11-07, 13:59:45
Picture of 'John Cage from Florida'. I met him at Tagged last year and he frauded me for my naive. But now I know ... experience is addition of our mistakes.

2011-11-09, 12:19:09   (updated: 2011-11-09, 12:26:05)
anonymous from United States  
Do Scammers go to the lengths to steal a professional mans idenity, as far as ,claiming not only to have their pictures,, but their name and profession?? Saying they are exactly from the same town or city,knowing they could be checked out and the real person notified of the deception? I have been contacted by a man saying he is a person who lives 65 miles from me.. I have googled his email address and his name.. It all keeps coming up to the same person.. pictures, name and profession who is very legit .. This man knows I am living that close and knows I could check him out with the profession he is in.. Would a scammer take that chance?? I also had my son check him out..and he couldnt find anything also.. Or am I being a little too skeptical??? Have been duped before.. just afraid to believe he is a real person..although everything he has told me..has been in print..not by him.. It was on the internet when I Checked him out along with his pictures.. So far he has not used templates..and his grammer is of a educated person.. Has not mentioned needing money or of any emergencies.. His financial situation never has been mentioned..Just wondering if I should still keep my guard up and not trust him.. At the present he is out of state..and the place where he works..verifies this.. It is a place you know is real.. They are listed in the phone book and are on the internet.. They do verify the man is associated with them and is presently out of town.. He keeps telling me as soon as he is back home..he wants us to meet.. He was also featured on CNN because of his work.. His name, pictures, and everything he has told me ..matches up. How would a scammer know when the person is on a buisness trip and where.. Do they check out their victems that much??
2011-11-09, 13:35:43
anonymous from United States  
Why did my last comment diappear? I really would like to know the aswer to my question that I asked??
2011-11-09, 13:37:23
anonymous from United States  
it's gone again
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