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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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2012-04-22, 19:16:05
Miss Marple from United States  
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Thanks for youe email sweetheart, i will be waiting for your message soon, i am as well thinking so much about you, and i want you to know that i love you more than words can say, you are my heart desire, my destiny, my everything. Your worls is my, and i will forever cherish you. I will be waiting to read from you later, take good care of yourself for me, have a nice day bye for now.........

Warm Regard

2012-04-22, 19:44:14
Miss Marple from United States  

2012-04-25, 22:22:34
anonymous from Brazil  
Já conheci varios todos viuvos,engenheiros, com um filho, seus nomes James Carlos, John scoot, e Charles Parker, e todos depois de mais menos um mês de conversa, pedem dinheiro, para uma causa sempre muito triste. Todos faziam parte do site Wayn, um do par perfeito. Cuidado são todos muito encantadores.
2012-04-28, 09:53:04
Miss Marple from United States  
2012-04-25, 22:22:34
anonymous from Brazil
Já conheci varios todos viuvos,engenheiros, com um filho, seus nomes James Carlos, John scoot, e Charles Parker, e todos depois de mais menos um mês de conversa, pedem dinheiro, para uma causa sempre muito triste. Todos faziam parte do site Wayn, um do par perfeito. Cuidado são todos muito encantadores
Into English:

Everyone I've met several widowers engineers, with a son, their names Charles James, John scoot, and Charles Parker, and all after more than a month of talk, ask for money for a cause always very sad. All were part of the WAYN site, one of the perfect pair. Care are all very charming.

Yes scammers are mostly widowers and engineers in the profiles it is an sign for an scammer in action and asking for money from strangers is always of course a scam! No real and honest person would do that.This is like this on every dating site thats why people has to be warned on scammers online,it is very easy to start talking with scammers as they sound very genuine in the beginning too,so check the pictures,check the profile before you accept invitations from them.You must know that scammers also operates in gangs and has several fake profiles on the very same dating site and spams the very same person with many profiles and targets an potential victim .So they know for sure what they are doing ! Another good thing to do if they want to talk private and offers an emailaddress,the emailaddress gives many times information if it is an scammer that wants to talk to you .Scammers uses basically yahoo domains for the reason it is very easy for the scammers to get an emailaccount through account,chat scammers wants to have the yahoo accounts as it is very easy to communicate through chat with people also and those ones are the most dangerous ones many times,creating bonds and getting closer to the victim with chat sessions are what they want to achieve with that.Look at the emailaddress it contains often love4you or love2share this is just examples .The names on the scammers as Bobby James or Roger James and as you mention James Carlos scammers uses often 2 firstnames ...I am using just google translator here for you i hope it translates good as i do not speak Portuguese at all...
All kind regards //Miss Marple//

Into portugeese with translator:
Sim scammers são em sua maioria viúvos e engenheiros nos perfis é um sinal para um scammer em ação e pedindo o dinheiro de estranhos é sempre, naturalmente, um embuste! Nenhuma pessoa real e honesto faria that.This é assim em cada isso é namoro site porque as pessoas tem que ser avisado sobre os golpistas on-line, é muito fácil começar a falar com os golpistas como eles soam muito genuíno no início também, de modo a verificar a fotos, verificar o perfil antes de aceitar convites de them.You deve saber que os golpistas também opera em gangues e tem vários perfis falsos no site mesmo namorando e spams a mesma pessoa com muitos perfis e tem como alvo uma vítima em potencial. Então eles sabem com certeza o que eles estão fazendo! Outra boa coisa a fazer se quiserem falar privado e oferece um endereço de email, o endereço de email fornece informações muitas vezes se é um scammer que quer falar com você. Scammers usa basicamente domínios yahoo para a razão, é muito fácil para os scammers para obter uma emailaccount através da conta, os golpistas de chat quer ter as contas yahoo, pois é muito fácil de se comunicar através de chat com as pessoas também, e aqueles são os mais perigosos, muitas vezes, criando vínculos e se aproximar da vítima com sessões de bate-papo são o que eles querem atingir com that.Look no endereço de email que contém muitas vezes love4you ou love2share este é apenas exemplos. os nomes dos scammers como Bobby James ou James Roger e como você mencionou scammers James Carlos usa com frequência 2 firstnames ...Eu estou usando apenas tradutor do google aqui para você Eu espero que isso se traduz bom como eu não falam Português em todos os

2012-04-28, 11:05:13   (updated: 2012-04-28, 11:08:30)
Miss Marple from United States  
Dangers with internet scammers....

When you discover that you are talking with an scammer instead of your love of life..please report the scammer on the internet on any antiscam site, there are plenty of good sites where you can report your scammer to now..if you are scammed out of money contact your local police in your home town and fill in a report , even if you do not get your money back, it is still very important to do that ,if people do not report how can we know how many actually are scammed out in the world?? Many victims on scam do not report the crime or even do not talk to anyone when they have been scammed the fear of being judged and the shame gets them to suffer in silent instead .We will never know either who scammed them and do not either get any suport from no where .

Anyone can get scammed either it is your grandmother,sister or even your parents.Scammers are everywhere online from all social networksites as Facebook to Amazon the only difference in the scam is how you get scammed .scammers goes under many shapes Romance scammers,credit cards scammers but still the very same scammers that are doing this to people.people has to be warned whatever scam it is in question.Scammers do not wait they act !! thats why we people gets scammed as we think it can not happened to me.YES it can happen to anyone old,young ,educated or not ,smart or not it targets all people that has an computer and a internet connection .

There are also people that has met an scammer and lost money to scammers they want to know who is behind the scam,well the answer is they we will never know who is behind the scam, as the scammers makes sure to hide them selves in the best way behind fake IDs and uses open proxies and goes under fake IPs and that is impossible to catch an scammer because of that .

Danger in continue talking to an scammer:

There are scam victims that also wants to have revenge on the scammer which is an act out of anger and feeling lured and cheated by someone that they have spent months on communicating with, and lost lot of money and even got ruined and they want to catch the scammer to any prize ...the reality is that is very dangerous for the victim to stay in contact with the scammer as they are criminals and has also terrorist connections .There are many reasons why victims on scam should cease all conncetions to the scammer :

1)Scammers threats !!
To become threaten by the scammer can just be an ugly situation for the vitctim that is already vulnerable and hurt .

2)Scammers nevers stops asking for money.
Scammers continues the scam as they know the victim is guillable ..scammers never ever stops asking for money !!! The scammers has an suckers list and sells the list to other scammers and other scammers comes into the picture

3)Scammers are also very good in computers they can hack into peoples computers and steel information and send trojans ..

4) Scammers continues the scam even if the scammer is discovered by the victim and sucks the victim into an new scam ..the scammer says he has really fell in love with the victim and asks the victim to go to Nigeria or Ghana ...victims has traveled to these 2 mentioned countries and have got raped,beaten and even murdered...then there are scammers that also goes to the victims i just heard an horrible story where the scammer went for an Greencard(USA) ,a victim on scam lost her house,job everything and the scammer even molested the victims child..

5) The very same scammer comes back and pretends to be fake police,lawyer and contacts the victims and says he can recover your lost money and even arrest the scammer ,in reality this will never happen i mentioned already in the beginning that finding the scammer is almost impossible as they go under fake IDs,the scammer asks for fees in helping the victim and the victims gets scammed again...

//Miss Marple//

2012-04-29, 05:21:48
anonymous from United States  
need more info about william gerhard greene.....
2012-04-29, 07:44:15
Miss Marple from United States  
2012-04-29, 05:21:48
RE:william gerhard greene
Please post more info on this person it is very hard to help you out with only an name.Has this person asked you for money? Never send money to strangers online as it is an scam! Where have you met him? Please come back and post more inofrmation here.
All kind regards //Miss Marple//
2012-04-29, 10:30:25
anonymous from United States  
i met him online, and recently received your web link from a friend..... i saw several posts that talked about him and was totally shocked.... the level of this lifethat he shared with me is amazing, needs a academy award........ just wanted to know more information about him from others whe may have delt with him...... the things i read are on page 14....
2012-04-29, 15:18:09
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:william gerhard greene
I am sorry that you have met an scammer online and it is an Nigerian scammer too,it is very easy to fall for these online scammers as they sound very genuine in the beginning anyone can get fooled,i know i have met an scammer my self once.The most important thing you need to do now is to cease all contact with this scammer,if you have sent money it is even more important to do that,as scammers never stops asking for money! i know it is not easy to cut with anyone you have beleived in .How long time have you talked to this scammer? Please post your story here..please post pictures,phone number whatever you got on him! There are probably more women out there that needs to be warned ...You must know that these scammers are professionals in what they are doing ,they do this for their living, scams women and men all day long !
All kind regards //Miss Marple//

2012-01-09, 23:58:50
I just found out I been talking to a scammer , just got my sob story of him
being stranded, I told him I was just as broke, and he came back with how soon
can I raise the money, as if . some-b was telling me he lived here in Florida he
even knew where some places where that's what fooled me at first. that and he
was my first scammer, know I know and wont get fooled again , he goes by William
Gerhard Greene , 49 , widower , has a daughter named Cathrine ,and his email is . I don't have a pic though . I am
still talking to him, trying to waste as much of his time as I can lol


2012-05-01, 03:57:25
wanwan from Japan  
Do you know this one?

2012-05-01, 16:02:03
Miss Marple from United States  
ahhhh..dear friend..long time no see...i am very glad to see you are posting on delphi again..i hope you are good!!??
ok did some researches on this military guy,no hits ..are the mugus spamming you or is it an an friend of yours that have got mails from someone pretending to be an US soldier as it looks like an US soldier .. any addy??name?? more info please...
//Miss Marple//

2012-05-01, 22:15:51
OJAS from United States  
2012-05-02, 22:20:59
anonymous from United States  
I was contacted by a man from OKCupid, who posed as a Army soldier. He asked if I could chat with him ( I made him get a gmail account.( Almost immediately, I got a notice from google that someone tried to hack my email account.

He professed love to me immediately using poetry that he plagarized from poetry online. I thought he was full of it so I googled quotes from him his emails. I called him out. Told him that I thought that he was a scam artist. He acted offended that I would question his integrity as a military man defending the US is Afganistan. He would never be straight with me about what his name was. I could not find evidence of his existence on He said that his 90 year old grandmother was taking care of his 3 year old daughter. He asked if I would take care of his daughter if anything was to happen to him. I said no. A week later, he told me that he had made an investment in Malaysia and that it was time to take it out of a 'private' bank, but he needed a beneficiary. I told him no. When asked why I told him that I don't get involved in other people's financial business. He all but disappeared. Be on the lookout. and The attached photo is who he posed as.

2012-05-03, 17:38:02
i was scam by a guy on christian cafe he said hes working in aberdeen scotland uk in the oil field industry and that hes working for OPC 'oil production consultant'he said that he lives in dallas texas.he ask to sent money to a woman name charmika rushdan to 116 cricket tree lane south carolina 29210 usa. he said that he want to finish his project soon because he needs you very badly and he want to meet you very soon he talk that hes gonna love you like he loves god and that hes lucky to meet you ,and you are the love of his life he ask to make a loan in your car or if you have gold to sell because he wants to finish his work soon ..he said he lived in sugarland texas and he worked for schlumberger and he had a girlfriend that they going to married but they killed her in houston.i believe the pics on the dating site belong to another guy? cause i told him i want to see him on skype or web he said his webcam is faulty.he doesnt have time to fix it his user name on the dating site is jck855 and xmasforjack he claims his name is jack alden .email was scam for 2,000 dollars. and when he sent pics of him is total different guy. i understand that if somebody have a project he is not going to ask for money? because he tlod he doesnt have money to finish his project and he doesnt have nothing to eat cause he doesnt have money/ becareful ladies dont fall on his trap and lies and he said he want to take care of you and everything hes doing there he is doing it for you????? and he said the materials they send to uk are from south carolina
2012-05-03, 17:42:44
do you know this guy? christian cafe jack alden

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