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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.
same amount, almost same story, same company just different photos :-(((((((((((((
What a crime and almost no one can put a stop to these criminals, how is this possible in the 21st century!
I wish you, me and all the other victims a lot of strength, hope and happiness for the future.N
anonymous u.k. from London, United Kingdom
TO ALL THE VICTIMS OF THE DATING SCAMS- I PRAY AND ASK YOU ALL TO FORGET THE PAST AND MOVE ON. THESE MEN ARE SICK IN THEIR MINDS AND WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN THE FEAR OF THEIR OWN SHADOW.
THE FBI IS VERY ACTIVE NOW, PLEASE REPORT TO THE IC3 WEB SITES EVERY DETAIL YOU HAVE OF HIS.
NEVER TRY TO DATE ANY ONE ON LINE OR OVERSEAS. WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY
LETS NOT PART WITH IT. PAMPER YOURSELF FIRST....
ITS NOT TOO LATE FOR US..................... ENJOY THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE...
WAIT AND SEE
JUSTICE WILL BE DONE........ ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME.....
GOD BLESS YOU ALL...
This is one of the scammer in Malaysia please make sure you people deal with her,,
anonymous from New Zealand
I have been scammed but I didn't send money I gave my address then looked on this site and read the same format as I received in my e mails .I since have told themI know you are a scam since then I haven't heard from them .
They would send me photos of young girls same young girl she said the same stuff you have wrote about her mother and all her family has been killed .
Hi I would like to remain Anonymous Online here? because of my Own reasons: Two Years ago on June 5th,2010, I've met a man, through mate1.com and he seemed very nice at first and he has told me, about his life and where he really is from Brazil and he was born there on May 10th,1960, and he said that his mother was a single mother and has raised 3 kids two sons and one daughter and their father has walked out of their lives when they were all just very young.
He Has spent most of his life in his home Country Brazil and when he has gotten older he has lived in the United States for awhile and for afew years he has moved to Quebec,Canada and where he has met his wife.
They both have moved to the USA and have gotten married and had one child a daughter who was born in 1998 and He went away over seas working on a contract job and he was gone for quite awhile at times and when the child was around 5 or 6 years old and he went away on another contracting job over seas, this time His wife Ash has had an affair with another man and she was un-faithful to her husband and that was the end of their marriage between them both and they both got divorced and he got custody of their only daughter Betty.
The man that I am talking about his name is Jones Fernando Grisham and He claims that he and his daughter are still presently stranded in Lagos,Nigeria.
After not really knowing Jones Fernando Grisham too long, he was talking with me, on the phone and he has asked me, to send him $400.00 because he needed that money so that he could fly with his daughter to Australia for a work contract and he would be working there for like 6-8 months and then he would promise me, that he would come to Canada and visit me, and pay me, back what he has owed me, and his daughter would be right there with him.
For months and months, I have said no because I didn't trust him and he was also a womanizer on face book.
I kept on stalling him for months and wasn't sure if he'd ever come here to see and visit me, here in Canada and meet me in person.
I had my doubts about Jones Fernando Grisham, because I had this feeling that he really wasn't going to really come here in person and and meet me.
I was so in love with him and he felt the same way about me, he has given me, his personal e-mail address which is: firstname.lastname@example.org: and from that only e-mail address that he has given me, was the only contract that I've had with him.
And late November of last year 2011, Jones Fernando Grisham has said to me, that this was my last chance if I would wire him like $375.00 in USD then he'd send me, his bank of America debit card and he'd want me, to send him, like $70,000.00 in USD then he'll be able to leave Nigeria and follow his dream of coming here to join me, in Canada and spend his life with me, and has made that promise to me, and that really hasn't happened at all because I believed that I got scammed by him and he'd never came or even arrived here. and never again will I ever trust Jones Fernando Grisham.
At this present time he's still in Nigeria and he has told me, to wire him like more money and I won't ever do that ever again because I know that he's just a Scam Artist.
This is the phone number that Jones Fernando Grisham has given me, 011-234-818-725-8739 and he wants me, to phone him and I have never phoned him up ever again because I know that every thing about money that I don't even have and he was asking for $400.00 more? and this time I could lose every thing that I have at my home like losing my own phone and cable, and my power and I'd be in the poor house because I'd have no money to buy food or even pay my bills off.
I believe that Jones Fernando Grisham is really a true scam artist who's only been using me, and he really doesn't care about who I really am.
Miss Marple from United States
2012-09-06, 05:01:08 (updated: 2012-09-06, 05:03:32)
Of course you can be anonymous!This is an total scam and the story given here is something the scammer has just made up to fool you with,this scammer is coming from Nigeria and has never been outside Nigeria either,the scenario is is classic west-africa scam ,you did the right thing not to send any money to this scammer as you would have never seen them again,this scammer scams women and men for his living all day long and probably scams many women in the same time you talked with him.
,found the emailaddress reported as scam on a sister site and the phone number gave me some clues that he is doing scams in Australia too.Please post an photo that the scammer is using ,the photos he has given you are of course not him for real ,scammers from West-africa steels photos from the internet and pretends often to be an white male in the scam scenarios .I hope you have ceased all contact with this scammer as scammers will never stop asking for money.I am sorry that you have met an scammer .
You have come to the male section on scammers but i will try to help you anyway .strangers asking for money online are scammers men or women no exception!!i do not know the name this scammer is going under but the photo has been reported as scams from Senegal ,Senegal scammers are using often black women on the photos to scam men with ,but they can also be Nigerian scammers pretending to come from Senegal or Ivory Coast.So checking photos and emailaddress online can be an good thing to do to make sure you are not dealing with an scammer online. the other thing is that have not talked probably talked to an woman in this case either the scams are made mostly by criminal boys or men .here is some links for you to get more informed.
Well, it seems the pictures of HARRY COLE, RODNEY PACE, and LEONARD MILLER are all the same.
For me, he went by LEONARDMILLER175@YAHOO.COM
He said that he is an E-6 Staff Sergeant in the U.S Army, deployed in Afghanistan, with only 6 weeks to retire from a life long military career since attending the academy at age 16. He says he is German/American and that he is the only child of both deceased parents.
Leonard Miller first said his middle name was David, then signed a letter Leonard Jack Miller. And there were so many other 'flags' from the beginning of his emails and texts. He started to declare his love for me almost immediately. His grammar and writing showed a definate accent, which I first played off as being due to his German decent.
I met him on a GAY MALE DATING SITE, called Bear411.com. He posted the pic of him sitting in the restaurant bar on that site. Said that he is from Cleveland, Ohio and Germany. Then said he removed his profile from there, because he knew he had found in me, the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
He sent several pictures, which i will share on here. Did not actually ask for money. But told a story that he and three of his commanding officers confiscated a van just outside of the Bagram Air Base and that the contents of the van was cash and gold pieces (totaling over $300K U.S) that he wanted to send to me for safe keeping via a 'diplomatic courier.' Said that when the courier arrived, I was to open the box, with a code he would provide for me, and pay the courier $3500.00.
Even when I called him out about this being an illegal act, he swore his love and said that he felt 'betrayed' by my lack of trust in him. He then sent a long letter about trust and love that I googled and it led me to this site and finding his pictures on here. He was very convincing.
I wanted so badly for all he said to be true. Once again, the old saying, 'if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is' stands correct.
This soldiers pictures are so badly abused by scammers,it is very hard to know who is really behind the scams,the things we know for sure it is scammers from Ghana or Nigeria and the man on the photos is an victim of ID theft.Scammers goes under all kind of profiles pretending to be males or females,you find them on gay dating sites too.No one is safe from scammers that originates from West-Africa today.I am sorry you met an scammer online,please be informed so you do not fall for scams like this in the future .
Asked for a laptop because he had been ripped off at the hotel.
Did not send him anything but my suspicion has been confirmed
Scammers asks for anything not only money ,they ask for things for their crimes ,so photos,passports,laptops and cellphones are the most common things scammers asks for .Please post the photo the scammer is using and if you have an phone number too.
All kind regards //Miss Marple//