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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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2017-02-18, 16:39:07
My name is Claudina I think I havebeen scamming from three different names but I think is the same person one his name is Stephen Scott he said he is us army, second one Hildebrand Michael David Dubi also us Army and the other Peter Alberson he said hi is from Brazil a business man
2017-02-18, 16:39:08
My name is Claudina I think I havebeen scamming from three different names but I think is the same person one his name is Stephen Scott he said he is us army, second one Hildebrand Michael David Dubi also us Army and the other Peter Alberson he said hi is from Brazil a business man
2017-02-18, 20:25:13
anonymous from New Zealand  
I think I have been scammed. I met a guy online who claims
Who claims, his name is George Williams, works for Pa
for Patronas in Malaysia but he is from the U S.
He says he is Mexican/American, his parents
have passed away, his wife died in accident,
but he won't tell what kind of accident.
He has a 27 year old daughter and she is married
but she lives near him. Shorty after we started
chatting on viber he got a call from a business
partner regarding a purchase of gold business
in Malaysia, so he had to travel to Malaysia.
He told me he is a businessman. After arriving
In Malaysia for the gold he decided to buy all
the gold that was on offer, however as he used
all his money to buy the gold he needed money
to ship the gold to U S. Once he arrived in
U S, he got a call from another business
partner in Dubai for another business project.
He spent a few months in Dubai & South Africa
due to this business project, from there he
went onto Ghana where he bought a land
that he has to develop before he can be paid
as that is the conditions of the of the contract.
He asked for money which I sent thru Western
Union to his business partner who is in Malaysia
Martin Baldor, for the larger amount I had to snd
to his business partner in Singapore.
Juliyah Bte Jaafar, bank name is
United overseas bank Limited, 80 Raffles
Placeuob plaza, Singapore. Bank a/c 6453784344
His email address is
He has given me 4 cellphone numbers
His number in Malaysia is +60163216275
He has 3 U S phone numbers as the first phone
was lost, the second phone got lost & the last
one is the one he is currently using to message
and call me.
Here are the numbers.
He speaks very good English, so I can't spot it
if he is really from Africa/Ghana as that is where
he is right now, or he is from U S

2017-03-05, 05:17:20
Hi ! I have been to cambodia 3 times and was scammed by well known Internet Scammer Thavra Pich AK Thavra Choun, It was a advanced marriage Scam with the whole family involved in this in fact she has multiple facebook accounts on the Facebook with Different names.I had legal engaged with all cultural and legal protocols witnessed by the family and community . During the time we were engaged to be married I found out she was having relations with 3 different men in the time frame . From all the internet activity of scams she does she has had multiple cars during this time frame.I was applying for a fiancee visa to take her to the US the whole things was advanced scam put on by her and her family.I hired investigators to bust her for this scam
2017-03-13, 13:20:25
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Male contacted me on fb claims to be Alessandro Marco . A Doctor/Surgeon working in Syria. I believe him to be a scammer. Has not as yet asked for anything. He fits the profiles , poetry, undying love. Claims to be a widower with son in England at Military boarding school in Dover. How do I know if he is legit ? Code 3009
2017-03-15, 06:26:50
Caryn from Singapore  
Hello there, You've done an excellent job. I will definitely digg it and personally recommend
to my friends. I'm sure they will be benefited
from this site.
2017-03-18, 14:04:39
anonymous from United States  
Someone is definitely using this guy's photos with different names. He just tried to scam me.
2017-05-03, 18:20:17
This person is a scammer I just discovered that this email that I sent to me also sent it to another person with different photo....

How is life over there with you and your family? I want to use this opportunity to say thank you for your email address, which will give us chance to communicate and know ourselves better.

Let me use this as an opportunity to introduce myself to you. My names are David Bert Michael. I am 50 years old, I am the only child of my parents. I was born on the 5th of May 1966. My father is from British and also my mother. I have a daughter, her name is Sylvia who is 19 years old and she lives with my mother here in the UK but we do not live together because of my work.

I was married to her mother but her mother died 10 years ago. She died as a result of injuries sustained from an accident. She was a nice woman and I was very faithful to her. Since my wife died, I have been living a lonely life. I have concentrated more on my work and my family but now I am ready to love again. I have put the past behind me and I am now ready to start a serious relationship that will lead to marriage and I am happy that I have found you.

Actually, it is my first time on the dating website, a friend of mine found his soul mate on the same website and he is presently enjoying his marriage life with his soul mate which he found on the dating website. He advised me to join this website and I am happy that I have met someone like you and I really hope we can join our heads together and build this relationship to be successful and everlasting relationship.

I am working as a Project Manager with Carty Construction, one of the leading construction companies here in United Kingdom and you ?

Attached is my pictures.please send me your pictures also.I await your response soon.


David Michael.

2017-05-03, 18:21:20
anonymous from Canada  

2017-05-07, 05:18:23
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2017-06-01, 07:33:00
Hollie from Taipei, Taiwan  
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to this brilliant paragraph.
2017-06-05, 11:34:13
Boyd from France  
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2017-06-12, 09:08:45
He has tried to scam me. Pretending a Canadian oil rig business man now work in Syria .sent to me a lot of nice words in the beginning but with stolen photos. He claimed his name is Kenneth R Gulley, emails add

2017-06-16, 20:27:27
anonymous from United States  
On April 24,2017 I received a request in Facebook, from Mr. Larry Dennis Donnell, who claimed is a architect, Property Manager and also a business man. We started chatting. very romantic . he was tell he was very lucky to find me and bla.bla, he sent me his picture. After 3 week chatting he declare his love, I said to him he is going to fast, Them one day he start talking he have some business is something about cooper wire for communication and he had a contract to sent his goods to Ghana Africa were he had customer wearing for. A soon he get in Ghana , he call me and immediately he said that his Master Card is not working and his bank in UK the put a limit, and he cannot use his card and claimed that he did not have money to pay the Hotel room and bla, bla. He ask me for 1,296 USA dollars, and he was very manipulate , my respond was not, I do not have money period, and is a house payment, The long story short I sent 300.00 via Money Gram ,but he ask to sent the money to Mr. Dereck in Ghana, Later on he call me that his 'goods ' arrive but he need to pay 157,000 in taxes to the country of Ghana. He ask me to loan money and he will paid me back, I refused, and he start to be very demanding even he started to cry and he was begging me to loan the money and in one month he will travel to USA to meet me and paying the money. also he asked me money to rent a warehouse to put his goods. I never sent him what was requesting that was a lot of money, I claimed him how come a business man like him was involve in something like that, I said to him he cannot expecting from to sent not more money because that was his mistake and he need to assume responsibility and be accountable. I did I sent 500 hundred dollars via Money Gran to the same person Mr. Dereck. I was so stupid, this man saw I was vulnerable due I was dealing with my fiancé death. He use me. He sent me picture for his passport , driver License and his house address in UK. I search by his name and I never found him in any place, even in facebook, also he had a site call Live.samuelmelesy. The last time I sent a message via Skype asking ' Are you scammer' he call me back and he denied everything , I blocked him, My only pray and hope the authority they can find this man and stop him to using innocents and vulnerable people. He presented himself as the more loving and sweet person who care for you. Please don't believe this people , His name is Larry Dennis Donnell from Swansea UK
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