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Name: How you recognize male scammers.
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
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! http://ladies-russia.net/Scam.php 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. http://www.delphifaq.com/faq/male_scammers/f3269.shtml?p=11#comments 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.
Cyber romance scams cost US victims $50 million in 2011
A recent report about internet crime finds that lonely, middle-aged or elderly people, mostly in the US, are suckers for a good romance scam.
We - and when I say 'we', I mean 'people who aren't me', because I lost nothing to online dating in 2011 but did gain a really nice red umbrella on a first date - thought that we were dating decent, nice people, and we accepted the flowers, the poetry, and the declarations of undying love..
..and it all wound up costing us a total of $50.4 million.
That's the total reported losses from a collection of 5,663 romance-specific complaints. On average, each victim reported a loss of $8,900.
Victims forked out, typically, for airline tickets or to supposedly help out their newfound love.
The numbers come from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in the US, a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center, the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the FBI.
Last year, the IC3 received romance scam-related complaints at a rate of 15 a day, at a daily loss of about $138,000, or more than $5,700 an hour.
How, you may well ask, did the IC3 come up with those numbers?
The IC3's 2011 Internet Crime Report is based on the 314,246 total complaints the center received last year.
Out of that number, 115,903 complaints reported financial loss for a reported total loss of almost $500 million.
The report says that the IC3 staff review any complaints that claim a loss of more than $100,000.
Which makes it sound like they're taking it on faith when a complainer says he lost less than $100,000.
That's a lot of faith! I'd take the IC3's numbers on faith, too, except I just noticed that the report says that FBI-related scams were the most reported
offense, followed by identity theft and advance fee fraud, but the numbers in its pie chart on page 10 show that work-from-home scams clocked in at 17,352, and FBI scams clocked in at 14,350, so my head's all scrambled and my faith is shaken.
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anonymous from United States
Photos used by romance scammers are NOT always taken from modeling sites. The photos my scammer used were not model photos.
People need to realize that scammers are now stealing photos from places like Facebook, MySpace, Tagged, and other social networking sites. Keep your profiles set for friends only and be very careful who you add as a friend.
Scammers are also stealing photos from memorial profiles created to salute a fallen military hero. In these cases the profiles are often public...if you create these, make them friends only also. These memorial profiles often have family photos on as well and are a wealth of places for the scammers to steal military photos for their military romance scams.
The absolute worst place the scammers are getting photos is from the victims! Don't send photos to anyone you have not met in person unless you know that they are not scammers. Scammers are re-using photos they were given by previous victims.
They are NOT all models.
Be careful of the photos. Read the profiles well, ask tons of questions. Don't give out personal information. Don't share pictures of your children with strangers. Don't share pictures of your parents with strangers either as that gives the scammers photos to create their whole family portrait.
this photos are used by scammers its Gary bent the widower from uk and the childs photos is using pretending to be his child.his email is email@example.com searching to google you cant find nothing with the email adresses only if you put garybent01 you find the chat rooms he is using.the number he gives for uk is 00447024064603 and for lagos is using this number
+234 7037 393 823 This image was also posted here: How you recognize male scammers. Dating scammer Gary Bent
hello ,i just want to know how to remove a post from the site??? thank you cause i found out that jack alden is not a scammer sorry
hello good morning miss marple . i posted a comment there regarding jack alden but i found out that he is not a scammer .can you please removed the comment i posted on 2012 05 03 and the picture too !!! thank you very much have a nice day blessings!!!!!!
anonymous from Sweden
I met one scammer, he made me suspicious after 1 months on line talking. Did never send any money. Since then I have been watching out for these scammers.. came across 4-5 other guys pretending to be someone else.. At least one of them very very stupid, did send me photos of his home in New York (yeah, right.. palm trees in New York?!)
Found this site, you ladies have my full support! Its a pity you cannot trust anyone on line, I know there must be some honest people.
anonymous from Malaysia
there is newly find .. please beware ..
Bernard Churchgate .. son of the Professor Dr. Conor Churchgateof ...
anonymous from Thailand
oh my my godness. thank god my sister doesn't have money to give to this scammers person using the name PETER WILLIAMS. my sister was fallen into his trap,nearly though.making my sister fallen inlove with him ,promise for marriage and later on make up stories about VISA to my country.. asking for a financial help coz his having trouble in africa,his visa card doesn't work in africa.he needs urgent help financially.He sent his flight schedule to make my sister believe that he is coming really to get marriage..it looks so real the plane ticket. Good job of me, i was doing a detective work for my sister's but anyway u can't get none from my sister as shes only an ordinary workers.but Mr PETER WILLIAMS was hoping he can get my sister to ask me money to give it to him. your making a big mistake coz i dont give money to people i dont know,even if i meet u for few days..i wont trust u either. i got brain ,not everybody's are damn stupid. thanks to my sister for allowing me to read all the bullshit messages. its very obvious ur talking to a shit person coz he wont even answer when my sister asking him something. and plus some of his messages are repeat not every day but every other day or so, same messages,its like a poem, or poetry as u call it here...what really caught into my eyes ,when he mentioned about $1800 Visa worth for Philippines..i was shocked to see it, he dont need a VISA to enter my country ,if he is a british subject as he said,he can have 30 days stay for free,NO VISA or if he really wanted to have a visa for few months,it doesn't cost $1800 Visa for philippines. and also the ticket flight, i google the abbreviation of ACCRA, i can't find any airlines that has ACCRA abbriations, theirs a meaning of it, but its so weird.it keeps popping out africa africa,so i have a feelings this man is a scammers, so i search and search again, i end up on this sites, and my god ,it is shocking find of these about scammers wordings,how manipulate women or men...
so you see people ,u just have to be careful and be wiser than these scammers. too many of them here in cyber space...Dont let yourself to be a victim This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana Dating scammer Michael brown Dating scammer David Williams Dating scammer David Williams
Miss Marple from United States
Thanks for your posting ,the photo is awfully blurry any chance you can repost an picture that has better quality ??
Please post also an emailaddress the scammer is using it is an help for other women who stays in contact with this scammer to find information on the internet.strangers asking for money are always scammers!
All kind regards //Miss Marple//
Miss Marple from United States
Please post more information on this scammer as emailaddress,photo and an phone number if you have received one..
All kind regards //Miss Marple//
anonymous from Brazil
Dating Scammer Jeffrey Edward
Sofri tentativa de golpe de homem que disse se chamar Jeffrey Edward, viúvo a três anos com uma única filha de 12 anos.
Disse residir em Londres, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Me localizou no Facebook e disse ser muito solitário e dono de seu próprio negócio...
O estelionatário possui três perfis no Facebook com o mesmo nome, algumas fotos diferentes e dados pessoais também diferentes.
02 perfís em nome de Jeffrey Edward e 01 perfil como Jeffrey Edward (Edmond).
Ele seduz enviando fotos de supostos presentes caros: 02 bolsas Louis Vuitton, conjunto de ouro.
Forneceu os seguintes telefones: 447014297295 (UK) e 601116678307 (Malásia)
Disse que estava na Malásia a negócios e estavam pedindo US$ 2500 para pagar BTA basic travel allowance required de sua filha - taxa que não existe.
Estelionatário extremamente sedutor e envolvente.