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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.
There is a new tool that scammers are using. Google Voice. They can go there and get a US telephone number from the state they say they are from. Then they can call you from their computer and all your caller ID's will say it is that number. They can be ANYWHERE in the world and it will say it is a US number. My scammer used this on me.
Miss Marple from United States
Thanks for your posting ,interesting point ,but i am not surprised as scammers knows how to get all new technology and scam people with,this service is for those who has an gmail account and it also requires an existing US phone number and we know that scammers spoofs numbers from Usa to pretend they are in USA already ,thats why people has to be alert to recognize scammers before it goes far as to talk over the phone,i advice people to stay on the dating sites and communicate there instead until it is safe to go further to next step as email and chat .Lots of the dating sites provides chat service now and people can safely communicate with eachother there instead.Today scammers are so sophisticated and gets also smarter into manipulate people and before you even know it you are scammed.
A 'love struck' 63-year-old woman willingly handed over 5 million ringgit to 'a general from the United States' over the past two years after getting to know him on a social networking site.
It however turned out to be an internet scam masterminded by 15 Nigerian men and a local woman.
Kuala Lumpur Commercial CID chief ACP Izany Abdul Ghany said the woman, an audit consultant, raised the money by selling her bungalow in Damansara Heights for 3.5 million ringgit and a piece of land for 1.5 million ringgit.
She also borrowed money from friends and relatives to be remitted to the so called American general who was actually an internet syndicate.
The scam came to light after the woman's daughter lodged a police report last September.
But the victim was reluctant to cooperate with the police as she still believes 'the general's love' for her is genuine.
After months of tracking the syndicate members police rounded up 15 Nigerian men aged between 25 and 30 and a 50-year-old local woman, who is a lover of one of the men in KL, Kota Damansara and Subang Jaya yesterday.
Police seized 11 bank account books, nine ATM cards, three modems, 14 laptops and 20 mobile phones from the suspects.
All 16 suspects are being remanded for four days to assist investigations.
@All ladies who are online and reading this ,you maybe are talking to someone who is to good to be true,you maybe have an friend that you know stays in contact with someone online and have met someone and you suspect your friend is talking to an scammer. Please watch this video, maybe you think twice after seeing this documentary.DO NOT SEND MONEY!!
LOVE TRAP - Nigerian Scammers
This issue is gradually getting out of hand, Nigerians abroad giving our great nation a very bad name due to their evil activities abroad. This video reveals operations of some Nigerian scammers in Malaysia and how they tricked a 51 years old lady out of her life savings, promising her love.
great video, everyone needs to watch this! makes me sick to my stomach! I was one, now I will never be that women again...they are just nothing but pieces of shit! scum bags, get a job!
MASS CREATION ENERGEY, ORLANDO /RENEWABLE OIL TEHCNOLOGIES OCALA
= CEO LUKAS HOFBAUER
EXCEPTIONAL ENGLISH AND AN OLD MAN GOES AS LUKAS 56 FROM USA.
ON 2be dating site.
SAID HE WAS IN CHINA ON A BUSINESS TRIP AND WAS IN SHORT OF MONEY FOR A MAJOR SHIPMENT . WILL PAY BACK THE MONEY IN TOTAL IN ONE MONTH.
TOOK 50,000-0 STERLING TO Freight Mings account in Bank of China same as Nenas.
also via western Union money transfers. Sent me a legal agreement and also passport copy . I thought he was a gentleman. I SAW him on skype. We emailed, phoned and chatted daily from Jan to July 2012. He is a network from USA EUROPE TO ASIA
Now he is missing and no trace of him. The USA embassy has said his passport is fake
DO NOT GO TO 2B DATING SITE or any other. Never pay or give money to any one. There is no point in helping these people. ITS not our problem if they get into financil issues.
RE:anonymous u.k. Lukas HOFBAUER
thank you for your posting ,so Damien Schneider is active again,hmm well the guy on the pictures has nothing to do with this scam as this man for real is Ansgar Schäfer and not Lukas Hofbauer and his pictures are abused by scammers from Ghana,i am not sure if this belongs to the same scam ring though,scammers steels and sells photos from eachother...please can you post the scammers emailadress and update with whatever you got in the Damien Schneider thread ,please file an report to the police on this scam as you have lost money ,yes the passport is Fake of course. i am sorry that you are scammed!
Dating scammer Damien Schneider:
Scams with pictures on Ansgar Schäfer:
RE :Lukas Hofbauer fake profile and probably a fake website
Mr. Lukas founded MCRE Limited in 2007 and has been Chief Executive Officer of the Company since that time. He has provided leadership, vision and has been responsible for transforming the small trading company into a manufacturing and technology company focused on producing specialty chemicals and Concentrated Rare Earth minerals for a wide array of environmentally focused products.. He holds a B.Sc in Materials and Minerals Technology from Loughborough University of Technology and a Master's degree in Material Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
In 2010 Mr. Lukas’s outstanding leadership was recognised when he was named one of the ten Entrepreneurs of the Year in Birmingham, which recognizes privately held companies based on their operating growth along with growth in earnings, employees and revenue during a minimum period of two years.
Prior to founding MCRE Ltd, Mr. Lukas served in sales engineering and product development engineering positions for Freudenberg-NOK in the UK.
BSc Materials and Minerals Technology
Loughborough University of Technology
MEng Material Economics and Management
University of Oxford
Mass Creation Renewable Energy.
220 CAMDEN ROAD
RE:Lukas Hofbauer/Damien Schneider/Fredrik M.Rantala
another alias another fake company i know we had an finnish poster in the thread(Damien Schneider) and this scammer targets Finnish women as Fredrik M Rantala,could not find any phone number to this company ,weird company that has no phone??? LOL same information on the other company too and it was created both of them 2007...
Lanthanides Extraction Ltd Global - Since 1955
Fredrik M. Rantala
Mr. Fredrik founded Lanthanides Extraction Limited in 2007 and has been Chief Executive Officer of the Company since that time. He has provided leadership, vision and has been responsible for transforming the small trading company into a manufacturing and technology company focused on producing specialty chemicals and Concentrated Rare Earth minerals for a wide array of environmentally focused products.. He holds a B.Sc in Materials and Minerals Technology from Loughborough University of Technology and a Master's degree in Material Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
In 2010 Mr. Fredrik’s outstanding leadership was recognised when he was named one of the ten Entrepreneurs of the Year in Birmingham, which recognizes privately held companies based on their operating growth along with growth in earnings, employees and revenue during a minimum period of two years.Prior to founding Lanthanides Extraction Ltd, Mr. Fredrik served in sales engineering and product development engineering positions for Freudenberg-NOK in the UK.
BSc Materials and Minerals Technology
Loughborough University of Technology
MEng Material Economics and Management
University of Oxford
Centre City House,
7 Hill Street,1