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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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2016-08-20, 20:23:01  
Miss. Marple.Boa Noite eu S.M. sou do Brasil, estou sendo vítima de um scammer. Ele se apresentou como Fernando Calderon, do Reino Unido , nascido na Escocia. Ele se apresenta como engenheiro de uma empresa que transporta petroleo,e me pede para mandar dinheiro para uma empresa de segurança em Gana na Africa Ocidental através de Wester Union. Me pediu em casamento e disse que assim que a viagem terminar virá ao BRASIL para me visitar. Tem um filho de onze anos, separado ha 4 anos e a esposa sumida. fala comigo no telefone, mas não quer falar em scape, e está usando as fotos do Sr . Alexey Lushiniovi. Eu descobri por acaso fazendo uma pesquisa sobre escritores famosos e vi uma das fotos igual a que ele me enviou, desconfiei na hora e o questionei e ele desconversou e disse que era filho de Alexey . e que seu nome era Fernando. quando investiguei Fernando descobri que é um diretor de uma empresa alimentícia na cidade do mexico. Portanto estou enviando meu relato, pois vou até a policia federal do meu país para tomar providencias. Mandei as minhas fotos mas apaguei nçao tenho envia-las .
2016-08-21, 10:59:45
OJAS from United States  
Boa Dia Sonia.

Also post in GRUPO DE DISCUSSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS http://www.delphifa..930.shtml

Obridago! :-)
2016-09-06, 03:03:55
anonymous from Sweden  
This an is a scammer, named Scott Michael, but I dont think IT is him on the photo. He is writing exactly these things about Leband and the ship and the pirates.... I am so angry with myself.... I cant beleive that somebody can do like this. I have blocked him now. He is hurting people.
I hop we can put him in jail. Please answer this IF you recognize hm.
2016-09-06, 03:03:58
anonymous from Sweden  
This an is a scammer, named Scott Michael, but I dont think IT is him on the photo. He is writing exactly these things about Leband and the ship and the pirates.... I am so angry with myself.... I cant beleive that somebody can do like this. I have blocked him now. He is hurting people.
I hop we can put him in jail. Please answer this IF you recognize hm.
2016-09-06, 03:06:15
anonymous from Sweden  
This an is a scammer, named Scott Michael, but I dont think IT is him on the photo. He is writing exactly these things about Leband and the ship and the pirates.... I am so angry with myself.... I cant beleive that somebody can do like this. I have blocked him now. He is hurting people.
I hop we can put him in jail. Please answer this IF you recognize hm.

2016-09-06, 14:31:42
Miss Marple from United States  

I am sorry you have met a scammer online. You are right it is not the real scammer on the photo as online scammers do not use their own ID to scam with and usually do their scams with stolen photos and fake names. Scott Michael is a common name used by several scammer and therefor it is like looking for a needle in the hay stack. If you have lost money to the scammer file report with the Swedish police. The thing you need to do is to block the scammer from your contacts so the scammer do not have access to you no more. Scammers do not stop asking for money and therefor you should not continue to engage in this scammer no more. The possibility to find the scammer and out him where he belongs is very difficult as lots of these scammers do use fake IPs. What I know that these scammers are usually scamming people from gangs and are involved in other crimes. If you have photos, email adress and or other information on the scammer to share here please do so as there could be other women who are in contact with this scammer and can be saved from the scammers attempts.

Tack så mycket och var rädd om dig. Är svensk talande så du kan skriva på svenska här med.
Miss Marple
2016-09-09, 09:47:12 from Germany  
wollte wissen , ob dieser Mann ein Betrüger ist .
Kenne Ihn seit 8 Monaten, aber irgendwie kommt mir das alles seltsam vor, zumal ich
Im Internet mehrere Bilder mit anderen Namen von Ihm gefunden habe.

Würde mich freuen, wenn Sie mir helfen könnten
Besten Dank im voraus.

2016-09-23, 05:37:44
anonymous from United States  
Yes i was scammed by this person I hope you get caught you asshole.
2016-10-02, 14:16:53
anonymous from United States  
Can anyone recognize this person on the left of the picture wearing white shirt. He claims his name is Austin Elvis. He is romancing my wife and already conned her out of $500 and she is so blind to recognize that is he scammer. Please help me to keep my family together. I am uploading his picture. Thanks a millions.

2016-10-03, 06:37:56
anonymous from Philippines  
thank you very much for this
2016-10-10, 09:13:10   (updated: 2016-10-10, 09:17:47)
I read your post on 2016-06-05, 02:37:34. On the site OKC wrote to me this man. Sgt. Marzinez Sanchez. Now serving in Juba. 43 years old, divorced. 1 week ago talking with me about on the Kik Messenger. I have not asked for anything, but look forward to the development.

2016-12-09, 15:14:54
he tenido comunicacion con thomas hudges,, ahora bajo el nombre de Carlos Silva., Brasileño., viudo de 57 años., con una hija adolescente que vive en brasil., tiene una manera de escribir super delicada., de verdad te conquista en unos dias., el me contacto en face, y tenemos un poco mas de un mes., llamandonos, y whatseando, me manda mensajes a messenger,., tan lindos., hasta que cayo., el no me mando regalos, para cobrarlos, el me pide lo ayude a comprar un boleto de regreso a Brazil., pero el esta en Malasia, que raro no????., a dios gracias no cai, le he seguido el juego, pero jamas caere, lo malo, que nos enamoran, pero el tiempo , cura, todo, lo reporte a face, y ya lo eliminaron., ahora, debo acabar con el, de alguna forma, y darle una leccion. Lo bueno que ya es mi esposo., jajaja., todo se paga., y el que rie al ultimo, rie mejor,........tengo mas fotos ahi les van, esta tan enamorado de mi,....pobre iluso. !!!!!!

2017-01-17, 11:37:13
anonymous from United States  
I got caught by a man on the Net. He was adorable and in love; I was seduced then he told me that he was worried about money and I helped him.

I met a man called Michel on Meetic Affinity at the end of January 2013; We enjoyed ourselves and then we discussed on Messenger; He presented himself; he was a very good man, polite, intelligent, and agreeable; We exchanged pictures and then we appreciated each other as the days went by. He said he was seduced by me and then fell in love with me, told me soft and agreeable words and I was in heaven. Then, eight days later, while living in Nantes (44), he informed me that he had to go to Cote d'Ivoire for private business; It was a matter of recovering the inheritance of his deceased mother; He had to go there to unblock the funds. He asked me to open an account so that the transfer would fall on an independent account of his personal bank; I opened an account for him. Then he taught me that he no longer had any means of payment on the spot because he had stupidly taken with him his bank card which he could not unfortunately use in Africa; And he had not taken enough cash. As I fell in love more and more, it made me sorrow and I was worrying for him so I sent him 8,740.00 euros in cash order by Western Union; He told me that this money would be deposited with the notary for the release of the inheritance.

Then he told me that the Ivorian government asked him to pay a 'stamp' of 4500 euros in order to get this money out of Africa. Michel knew my financial situation difficult since I have been unemployed for a few months and I only receive about 1000 euros in compensation so he told me that I had to help him but that he had found an arrangement with Of the governor, who only claimed an advance of 3,250 euros; I therefore sent him again a cash order by Western Union of 3,000.00 euros and with that, I was completely ruined because I used directly my savings; I had reached the limit of my authorized overdraft. Then he told me that he could not reach his bank in Milan, that the latter did not want to help him to send him money because he needed it again and again to be able to transfer The money directly into my account in France ...

I was beginning to no longer believe in what he was telling me. The height, he sent me photos of him, I had found something strange: on one of his photos appeared a headband where he wrote 'bandoo / Massimo Leonardi'; I was eager to see on the Net who was this Massimo Leonardi and what was not my surprise to see several photos of 'my darling'. I knew at that moment that I was suffering a scam of feelings. I immediately complained to the police which gave nothing and it was thanks to my ex who contacted his friend Mr Bernard Fioles, who took the steps to put them to the arrest because I was still In contact with this denominated Michel which facilitated the investigations to stop them. Fortunately I was able to get reimbursed in addition to the compensation. I leave you his email address:
Anyway, I learned a great lesson and thank you to Mr Bernard Vials because without this gentleman, I would certainly be out on the street.

2017-01-28, 05:37:48
anonymous from Philippines  
maybe this david lachance is really a scammer because just today i read a message on my friend's gmail account named kevin marcus and it is nothing different with what i received from david address, david lachance and skype id david.lachance88.
2017-02-16, 04:55:38 from United States  
I have been contacted by a female claiming to be Alisson Angels she has my bank account info. She claims her brothers is going to send me money so she can be with me. She claims to be in Inverness Missisippi
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