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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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2015-08-29, 20:57:02
Miss Marple from United States  
REPLY:2015-08-29, 19:41:07

1) Do not be a scammer! 2) Do not be a scammer! 3) Do not be a scammer!
2015-08-29, 21:05:56
Miss Marple from United States  
761 cases of 'Love Scam', losses up to RM25m as of July 2015
Posted on 17 August 2015 - 07:26pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Con-men fleeced gullible members of the public to the tune of RM25 million from January to July this year in a total of 761 cases of 'African Scam' (Love Scam) reported nationwide.

Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (NCID) deputy director Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib said following this, police launched series of raids codenamed 'Ops Tiong' from July 11 to Aug 8 and arrested 35 individuals including 29 Africans, four locals, an Indonesian and a Thai national.

Hamza told a press conference today that with the arrests, police also recovered RM1.8 million and solved at least 29 'African Scam' cases.

'The suspects are in their 30s and they were picked up in different places nationwide including Klang Valley and Negri Sembilan.

'We also seized other items including 50 ATM cards, 70 mobile phones, 16 laptops and several documents used by the syndicates,' he said.

He advised people to be more careful when getting into a relationship especially when it comes from social media sites.

'How can you give a big amount of money to a man you never met?

'Most of them were deceived by their sweet words,' said Hamza adding that most of the suspects (Africans or Nigerians) gained entry into the country by using student visas.

Hamza added that most of the victims are single mothers, or have been cheated by local men a few times before they met with the Africans on social sites, usually through Facebook.

After exchanging phone numbers, they will keep in touch through other mediums such as WhatsApp, WeChat and Telegram.

'As a token of their love, the scammer will later tell the victim that he has sent parcels with expensive items inside including cash, jewellery and gold bars.

'They would claim that Customs is holding the package and payment was required to release it,' said Hamza.

Hamza added that in 2014, a total of 1,028 'Love Scam' cases were reported with RM52 million in losses.
2015-08-29, 21:21:17
anonymous from United States  
Yes we all know you are not a scammer. What is her problem?
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Dating scammer Tatyana (photos: Raven Riley)

2015-09-02, 20:25:20
anonymous from United States  
There's s man saying he's in the military but deployed in Afghanistan best using the name martinsryano@yahoo
2015-09-02, 20:25:20
anonymous from United States  
There's s man saying he's in the military but deployed in Afghanistan best using the name martinsryano@yahoo
2015-09-07, 17:14:52
anonymous from United States  
This guy, who I met on, called himself William Robin, said he was from Walnut Creek, CA, had a 13 year old daughter, and was in the final two weeks of building a hospital in Republic du Benin, Africa. He would be coming home as soon as the project site was inspected. uhuh, sure!!

When his story started not to line up and he was professing his exclusive interest in me before even meeting, I decided to do a little internet research. I couldn't find him anywhere on the internet (facebook, linkedin, etc.) so I decided to check his phone # 714-589-8217 and found the photos that he had sent to me in this post with a very similar story posted here by an anonymous person on page 100 (2015-08-17, 09:08:50). Thank you, whoever you are. You saved me a lot of time trying to get to the bottom of this.

Feeling grateful that I only got lied to and not scammed out of a ton of time and money -- may others be as lucky!

2015-09-07, 20:46:22
Miss Marple from United States  
2015-09-07, 17:14:52
anonymous from United States

Thank you for posting and I am sorry that you have met an scammer online. Please post more information as emailaddress, username the scammer used. Post also the introduction mail the scammer sent you. If you have more photos please add them here as well to warn potential scam victims. I am very glad that you did not got scammed out of money.

Miss Marple
2015-10-18, 22:16:46
When I first got a friend request on face book. I thought he was related to a cousin by marriage. But he Wasnt. Said he was in the military. Went by the name of John Bruce. Email . This was 04-2015.Just as friends he would FB or email in respect for our military I responded . Then one day he said it was his sons birthday and asked me to send him money for him. I told him we don't do things that way in the states. I blocked him.

2015-10-22, 21:36:40
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2015-10-18, 22:16:46
You did right thing to block him as it is only a scam. Be careful with accept people onto your FB account as scammers impersonates as military and are known to do so.
Scam reports:

2015-11-06, 11:09:18   (updated: 2015-11-06, 11:14:49)
anonymous from United States  
A guy claiming to be from NY, NY and named 'David' on Fitness Singles gave me the same phone number as listed above (714-589-8217). I Googled the number since I seemed to remember that 714 was a southern CA number, not a NY number, and this site came up.

I've been contacted by scammers probably eight times, and this is the first time where the scammer's profile had four pics of the same person. In the past there were only one or two pics and if there were two pics you could usually tell they weren't really of the same person. This was also the first time where there was a pretty lengthy written profile and only one or two times where the grammar was imperfect. (They are honing their skills.) The way it was the same this time as the others is that the scammer sent their cell number almost immediately and they wanted to only text (not call). I have heard of other scammers who do actually talk on the phone, though.

Regarding the comment above that, quote, 'This is a picture of the guy from OkCupid dating site. Now I know it's not really him. His name is John, works for IBM out of Chicago. I tried contacting him but haven't heard back. I guess some people don't care if someone is stealing photos of them and their family,' unquote ... I think the most likely reason you didn't hear back from the guy is because the same scammer is using the same scam on another site and you didn't actually contact the rightful owner of the picture this time either. John working for IBM out of Chicago on OKCupid is probably JUST ANOTHER FAKE PROFILE BY THE SAME SCAMMER.

Another thing I've learned is that scammers often write the same or very similar profiles, so you can sometimes cut and paste a whole chunk of their profile language into Google and it will come up on other fake profile scams they're running simultaneously.

Attached is one of the four fake pics of 'David' that was obviously stolen from the real owner.

2015-11-11, 15:27:47
anonymous from United States  
David Mark stolen picture of an army personnel. Told my sister he was a doctor in Syria and his friend in the service died and left him a chest of jewels....wanted to ship to my sister. Oh brother what a crock!!!!! here is his picture. David Mark a true piece of dung!

2015-11-12, 01:35:07
anonymous from Philippines  
anyone knows this guy? Mark Fisher
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How you recognize male scammers.

2015-11-12, 01:35:21
anonymous from Philippines  
anyone knows this guy? Mark Fisher
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How you recognize male scammers.

2015-11-12, 01:37:30
anonymous from Philippines  
mark fisher...scammer

2015-11-12, 19:19:45
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2015-11-12, 01:35:07

anyone knows this guy? Mark Fisher

Yes, these photos are stolen and used in scams that originates from Nigeria. Please block the scammer from your accounts where you stay in contact. Do not send money! Please post your information on this scammer as emailaddress, phone number and where you met this scammer. Check the links below for more information on reports on scams connected to the photos you have posted here.


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