DelphiFAQ Home Search:

How you recognize male scammers.


comments1451 comments. Current rating: 5 stars (95 votes). Leave comments and/ or rate it.

Name: How you recognize male scammers.

Email: Various/several


Other Comments:
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.

Content-type: text/html


You are on page 29 of 97, other pages: 1 2 3 26 27 28 [29] 30 31 32 94 95 96 97
2012-05-16, 17:53:33
Miss Marple from United States  
From: 'US Army' <>
Received: from [] united States

Thank you Mrs xx xxxxx for getting in touch with us , we got your request concern Capt Richard Silver and now we have started working on it but in a short while a document will be email to you to let the department get on with the leave processing as soon as you agree with the policy Thanks

2012-05-16, 17:58:50
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Silver Richard <>
Received: from [] united States

Think about this for a minute....
If you happened to show up on my door step crying,
I would care!

If you called me and asked
me to pick you up because something happened,
I would come!

If you had one day left
to live your life,
I would want to be part of
that last day!

If you needed a shoulder
to cry on,
I would give you mine!

This is a test to see who your real
friends and lovers are for if you are just someone
to talk to you when they are bored.

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?

They blink together,
they move together,
they cry together,
they see things together,
and they sleep together,
but they never see each other;
....that's what friendship is.
babe you are more than a friend in my life but a lover so i cant wait to be with you and start a life with you my Angel.

2012-05-16, 18:01:59
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Silver Richard <>
Received: from []

Mail 31
hello sweetie good morning to you and how was your night like? i hope you did had a wonderful night thinking of me . i love you with very breath of my heart and i cant wait to be with you . well i have not heard anything from you concerning my leave processing ,please let me know if you are able to come up with some thing cause i am getting so more bored over here . i want you to know that 2 of my men was killed yesterday so that make me more scared.i love you sweetie and i cant wait to read from you love. have a wonderful day

2012-05-16, 18:04:26
Miss Marple from United States  

2012-05-19, 07:36:08   (updated: 2012-05-19, 07:37:06)
Miss Marple from United States  
Another one. Terry Woods from UK ...probably the same scammers as the previous one..goes under UK ,US and Nigerian IPs..operates from and the same sister site Amorlinea..

Male 41
About Me
I am really a sincere and honest person, am caring, kind, friendly, very easy to get along with' am social, romantic, passionate, smart, intelligent, cool headed, adaptive, i have a big heart and i do believe in the truth and honesty cause honesty is the only key to human success and with honesty our dreams will just be the greatest and the best of all. I know its hard to be completely honest but i try to be who i am and do what i know how to do best, no one really can change who i am or my pers...
fishing, camping, visiting beach, visiting cinemas, Movies, Music, Reading, Sports
Tottenham Hale (Haringey), England, United Kingdom

Someone has made an report on this scammer earlier but no further info is available..
Profile also on a dating site under terrywoods82 ,hes race/ethnicity is Native American..LOL

2012-05-19, 07:40:25
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Terry Woods <>
Received: from []

Hello xxx,how was your night?hope you slept's nice meeting you..I am really glad to read back from you..I am a widower with a 13 years old daughter named Nikki..I lost her late mom 3 years Ago since then have been single..seems we have been both single at the same period of time..her lost affected me so much but have gone over it and am moving forward,I won't let my past affect my future negatively.I think it's time to be happy and meet that woman out there for me..Am a US soldier working with the United MOS *mission of specialisation* is weapon regiment..32nd battalion mom is from Tottenham and my dad is from Texas...I was born and raised in Texas but am so familiar with the UK goverment..yes am Terry..please don't hesitate to ask me any question if you have 1..take care hun.

This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer

2012-05-19, 07:43:07
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Terry Woods <>
Received: from []

Hello how are you? I'm so glad you been writing to me thanks.. I really appreciate it and I would love to know more about you. To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. And an insanity do the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. As for me' I don't really care about the distance cause I like to try or do different things. I will try most anything at least once even sometimes if I think I won't like it because you never know until you try it. And I think its one of the reason I'm doing this online dating cause hope is the power that gives us the power to step out and try. my work took a better part of my single life now but I am focused on finding a partner cause I still believe there is that lady out there who will eventually be the woman of my life and I am really ready to love her completely. Some women seems to cheat a lot and give the good ones bad names and so the bad men do the same.. Some never know what they have until they lose it, and once you lose it, you can never get it back. You know love is like falling down, in the end you're left hurt, scarred, and with a memory of it forever but I always anyway remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work, and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach. I have to step out right now, Everyone keeps telling me the right lady will come around, but I was thinking maybe mine got hit by a bus lol.. What should I be thinking now haha, I would like to know what you think before I continue from where I stopped now. Hope to hear back from you.

2012-05-19, 08:00:27
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Terry Woods <>
Received: from []

It was really nice to know your actually feeling towards me and i am glad to share mine with you as well.. I think both of us really know the principles of love and what surrounds it, it's all about caring, love and trust, emotions, honesty, loyalty, building up your own heart to a level to love someone and cares with all your heart. I'm glad you know what you want and how to go about finding it, is just as easy like ABC if you know what you want and how to go about getting it.. Your words make me see the future and the truth in your heart and you make me so happy for knowing you, I grow in you while you grow in me and i love the way we talk about things; it's the maturity in human sense and humor, we know we can handle things and we know how to handle our feelings and that's the best way to develop more interest for each other and build up a solid future ahead of us, life is full of good things if we seek it with honesty. What do I want in a woman you must ask!!!!
I want a woman who is independent and strong, passionate about her beliefs, and honest. sHe should be her own woman, but still understand that no one is so strong that they do not need someone else to share the burden. sHe should realize that in a relationship, there is no my problem or your problem, no my or your...only our. sHe should be a sexual person - I am - willing to have fun and experiment a bit, and comfortable with herself as a person. I want a woman who I can have faith and completely trust with all my heart because to make a standard relationship it must be based on trust and love, trust and love are one big family and with both in a relationship I bet the relationship will be the greatest you ever imagine. When it comes to a relationship I work at it. I don't believe in cheating never did and never will cheat.guys seem to cheat a lot and give us good guys bad names. Why would you not leave a person you're not happy with and take advantage of her and cheat I think people who do that are stupid??? I'm glad you're honest and not a bad ass LOL .. I also like a open relationship you need to be honest with each other and try to say everything in your mind incase something is going on one day you ask your partner what wrong and sit then talk about it you know? I'm a great lover and i don't hide my feelings but this is hard to find in a some ladies.. The longer you keep something in the crazier it can get right?? So yeah I do say everything and give my feelings to the ones I love, I try to be as open as i can be and i hope that's a good thing? I love doing everything with my partner and also like my own time I am independent a lot cause I'm the type of person for example who loves to go to the movies alone sometimes. So I don't need to be with my partner 24hours a day unless she needs me to be and I do devote my 100 % into a relationship,I hope to hear from you soon, have a wonderful day and take good care of your self..

2012-05-19, 08:04:56
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Terry Woods <>
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Anna mandy

2012-05-19, 08:09:23
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Terry Woods <>
Received: from [] Check at Check at     Dial Pool Subnet For Lagos Subscribers     Lagos,Nigeria

Hey babe,how are you doing this morning?hope you are doing alright.been really busy with work plus Mr president i here in we have been really more to read from you soon..

From: Terry Woods <>
Received: from [] Nigeria

hi babe,
how have you been doing?am sorry it took so long to get back to you..yes am presently deployed to Afghanistan,yes am being careful here and i live my day as we are not promised tomorrow i tried to be good and give the best of me..well i'll be coming home in next couple of months like i told you i have a 13 year old daughter which she is in Texas Us..well i always think about you often here,you are the type of woman i want to be around i want to be able to make you happy cos everybody deserves to be happy..well i emailed Nikki about you and she felt good about it,she just wanted me to be happy..distance is not a barrier to truelove and relationships it gives room to know more about each other,understand and respect one another before having the privileged to meet..and if you can make the instant messenger to chat on yahoo i will be up to chat with you anytime when you are free time difference doesn't mean..all my kisses and hugs..

2012-05-19, 08:18:07
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Terry Woods <>
Received: from [] Nigeria

Hello babe, how was your night? am always happy to read from you,how is work? and the kids...yeah i will like to come to your house not only for visit and for more,i wish i was there to help you fix what need to be fixed..why do you say 2 months is not too much? like we seeing next 2 month...well Nikki is been taken care of by her grandma,her late mom's side..well i want to be more than a friend cos you are a real good woman and i am seeking for a long term relationship which could lead to marriage,that's my motive and what yours?. you seems so attractive and trustworthy..inbox me your phone number maybe i can text you and hear from you often since you don't come on yahoo messenger..all my kisses and hugs babe..

From: Terry Woods <>
Received: from [] united states

hi pretty,
how are you this morning? hope you are doing alright..well it's really nice you been caution and not too forward..i can really understand you,i am really glad to be reading from you here it really makes me feel good and special..i never felt like this for a long period of time,i keep wondering how dis feeling for someone i never met in person but i understand it's the heart..well i believe we can't find love,love finds u,i am so comfortable with you and i love you for who you are and i hope you feel the same..will be looking forward to hearing back from you soon

2012-05-19, 08:29:29
Miss Marple from United States  
From: Terry Woods <>

This scammer stopped communicating with me when i reported the other scammer,the pictures are stolen from an innocent soldier that serves United States Army and has nothing to do with any scams...But the IPs from Nigeria shows this is an scam !

2012-05-19, 10:56:24
I an hopeing and praying this gets to the write person at this site. I have many pictures I saved of the scamer I got snaged on for a minute. I was lucky I only lost 650 dollars, but in his economy that hurts. I compaired pictures of craig bullock, craig mitchel, craigmithcel71 with mohamad mashaleh and I am a artist so I have a trained eye. I did point comparison check and I belive these are all from the same mug I don't ever want to know again....He is going from a simple dating scam to a NEXT OF KIN SCAM. He is one of the lowes peple I have ever seen, to stoope to takeing money from little old ladies. He was loxe on facebook and I talked with three other wemon he approched......I pray God stops him dead in his tracks to hurt another woman. To play with someones heart it the lowest. I would have more respect for a person up front who asks for money because of hare times than a low life how breaks hearts to get money and than uses, any tacktics that can to get it, shaming, bullying, browbeating, intimidating etc.
2012-05-19, 14:50:02
Miss Marple from United States  
@2012-05-19, 10:56:24
I am sorry that you are scammed! Well 650 dollars are enough to feed the scammer for an while in Ghana or Nigeria ...please post the pictures on the scammer i can take an look on the pictures sounds as an west-african scam as they do go under female profiles too and scams men ...please post also his emailaddress,phone numbers everything that can be an help for other women who stays in contact with this scam artist.Mohammad Mashalleh is an real life scammer that scams with his real ID,scammers from Africa hide them selves behind stolen photos and names so i do not know if it is the same scammer in this case...
all kind regards //Miss Marple//


2012-05-19, 20:42:18   (updated: 2012-05-19, 20:43:56)
Miss Marple from United States  
EFCC Arraigns Two Over $149,000 Nigeria Love Scam

Two men, who spent money gotten through 419 activities on luxury cars, have been nabbed by the EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned two internet fraudsters, Olubode Olukotun and Olamide Adekeye on a 22-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence, to the tune of $149,000, before Justice Akinteye of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan.
The accused persons were alleged to have obtained the sum from two American citizens, Janet Nelson and Louise Cecchni, in a romance scam.
When the charges were read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecution counsel, Kayode Oni, asked the court to remand the accused persons in prison custody, while requesting for a date for the commencement of trial. However, defense counsel told the court that he had already filed a bail application since April 1st, and served the prosecution since April 17.
Justice Akinteye adjourned the matter till May 15th, 2012, and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
The accused persons were arrested on June 14, 2011 at Borem Inn, Ibadan by operatives of the Department of State Security, SSS and handed over to the EFCC on June 28, 2011.
Mr. Adekeye, a 25-year old student of Biochemistry, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, confessed to scamming one Janet Nelson, an American lady online in a dating gambit. He claimed to have met her through yahoo messenger where he saw her pictures. He dated her using the false identity of a David Donovan, a successful American.
He successfully fleeced her of $90,000, which she sent to him in various installments through Western Union money transfer and also through GoldExPay. From the proceeds of the crime he bought a Peugeot 407 saloon car for himself.
On his part, 28-year old Olubode, a fresh graduate of University of Ilorin, awaiting call up to National service posed as Scott Ferguson, a Caucasian to fleece Louise Cecchni of the sum of &53,000 in various installments.
He obtained the money under the guise of a short loan facility, with a promise to refund his internet lover. Both signed a promissory note to that effect and she started wiring him the hard currency through a GoldExPay account he maintained with Liberty Reserve. From proceeds of the heist, Olubode bought for himself an Infinity M35X 2007 model saloon car for N4.4million.

You are on page 29 of 97, other pages: 1 2 3 26 27 28 [29] 30 31 32 94 95 96 97



Are you being scammed and this is your first visit here?
Read the welcome page/ primer for newbies.
Thanks to Eddie for writing it up.

Please also read Miss Marple's article about recognizing male dating scammers.

NEW: Optional: Register   Login
Email address (not necessary):

Rate as
Hide my email when showing my comment.
Please notify me once a day about new comments on this topic.
Please provide a valid email address if you select this option, or post under a registered account.

Show city and country
Show country only
Hide my location
You can mark text as 'quoted' by putting [quote] .. [/quote] around it.
Please type in the code:

Please do not post inappropriate pictures. Inappropriate pictures include pictures of minors and nudity.
The owner of this web site reserves the right to delete such material.

photo Add a picture:
Picture Search

You have received photos and wonder if these photos has been posted here before? Because you suspect this could be a dating scammer, but you do not want to post this picture? Try the Picture Search