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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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2012-07-30, 21:14:37
Beware of this man he goes by Mark Harry
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2012-07-31, 19:04:40
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:Mark Harry
please more information on this scammer as emailaddress,phone number if given and more photos ,where did you met this Harry? Please come back and tell your story .Another reported Mark Harry reported here earlier :
All kind regards //Miss Marple//
2012-07-31, 22:04:57   (updated: 2012-07-31, 22:08:44)
Miss Marple from United States  
Online romance scams last year: 5,600+ victims, $50 million lost
From the annual Internet Crime Report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3:

In 2011, IC3 received over 5,600 complaints of romance scams in which scammers target individuals who search for companionship or romance online. Victims believe they are “dating” someone decent and honest. However, the online contact is often a criminal with a well-rehearsed script that scammers use repeatedly and successfully. Scammers search chat rooms, dating sites, and social networking sites looking for victims. Although the principal group of victims is over 40 years old, divorced or widowed, disabled and often elderly, all demographics are at risk.
Scammers use poetry, flowers and other gifts to reel in victims, while declaring “undying love.” These criminals also use stories of severe life circumstances, tragedies, family deaths, personal injuries or other hardships to keep their victims concerned and involved in their schemes. They also ask victims to send money to help overcome alleged financial hardships.
These scams not only take a high toll on victims emotionally, but monetarily as well. In 2011, victim reported losses to various romance scams totaled $50.4 million. On average, each victim reported a loss of $8,900. At a rate of 15 complaints received per day, these scams saw daily reported losses of roughly $138,000…
These statistics for the year 2011 only include the number of victims who filed a report with the IC3; the real number of victims and dollars lost could be much higher.
The IC3 provides additional information on the Romance Scam:
Victims who have agreed to meet in person with an online love interest have been reported missing, or injured, or in one instance, deceased. IC3 complainants most often report the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, England, and Canada as the location of the scammers. If you are planning to meet someone in person that you have met online, the IC3 recommends using caution, especially if you plan to travel to a foreign country…
Even though it seems to be contrary to the thought of starting a new romance, do not be afraid to check a new acquaintance’s story online. Remember, like most fraudulent schemes, scammers use whatever personal information you provide to quickly paint themselves as your perfect match.


2012-08-01, 04:42:41
anonymous from Italy  
Betty Rollow è una truffatrice, mi ha truffato facedo leva sulla mia botà. Ha detto una storia pietosa di bisogno per cibo e medicine per la madre a cui non poteva provvedere perchè bloccata in nigeria e non potendo cambiare il suo assegno di 35.000 $. Poi dopo ha chiesto soldi per l'aereo per raggiungere me per amore.

2012-08-01, 04:43:22
anonymous from Italy  
Betty Rollow è una truffatrice, mi ha truffato facedo leva sulla mia botà. Ha detto una storia pietosa di bisogno per cibo e medicine per la madre a cui non poteva provvedere perchè bloccata in nigeria e non potendo cambiare il suo assegno di 35.000 $. Poi dopo ha chiesto soldi per l'aereo per raggiungere me per amore.
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2012-08-05, 13:53:42
anonymous from Salinas, United States  
'I have been involved with scammers for over a year. Hoping to meet one that won't be a scammer, but I can see it is useless. I need to get my real life back and stop all this nonsense. It is absolutely worthless to lonely women.
2012-08-07, 11:40:03
It seems that scammers are everywhere. I am currently chatting with the guy name Jeff Ewdard just a min. ago. He pretends to be a business man selling gold bar in UK. Sending me these photos and chatting on yahoo messager.

There are so many scammers on the web. Pls don't send any money. Take care.

2012-08-07, 13:32:19   (updated: 2012-08-07, 13:32:41)
Miss Marple from United States  
please post the emailaddress the scammer is not tell the scammer what you know.

Real ID David Smith actor from Australia

Scams with pictures of David Smith:

2012-08-12, 11:18:12
2012-08-15, 15:12:21
Raymond Rueb issued a bounching checks for me

2012-08-15, 15:14:52
whtwillido from Philippines  
he wants to put up some business here but sending all bounching unknown checks

2012-08-15, 15:16:16
whtwillido from Philippines  

2012-08-15, 15:24:04
whtwillido from Philippines  

2012-08-15, 15:25:38
attention to all this guy will send u fake checks

2012-08-15, 18:26:33
Miss Marple from United States  
Please post emailaddress this scammer is using,phone number if given,where did you met this guy? please post an introduction mail from this scammer too as there are probably more women that stays in contact with this scammer,i found some info on this guy on the pictures that is scams with connection Malaysia,my guess this is Nigerian scammers that operates from Malasyia,the real guy on the photo has nothing to do with this scam ,it seems to be lot of pictures on this guy so probably stolen from someones facebook account.
All kind regards//Miss Marple//
Scam reports :

Profiles several names

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