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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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2012-09-12, 10:58:03
anonymous from United States  
Any recent follow ups on leigh Wilson?
2012-09-13, 08:16:20
anonymous from United States  
Re: 2012-02-15 post I am not the one who created that post but yes this person is on facebook with a few different profiles, my friend had an encounter with Leigh Wilson/ this person is very smooth and can be controlling he has not received any money but has asked numerous times a SCAMMER he is be aware of this man
2012-09-13, 21:22:36
anonymous from United States  
Simon Edvin is not Swedish. He is not an architect. He is not widowed. He has fast smooth talk about love. There is no interest in your personal life. Don't trust him for one minute. I called him out on his lies and then he said he wanted to kill me. Liars and thieves don't like to be revealed. Be careful, girls.
2012-09-13, 22:19:00
anonymous from United States  
2012-09-13, 21:22:36
RE:Simon Edvins
I am sure this man is not Swedish,swedish people do not have surnames as Edvins ,the man on the photo is probably from US and his photos are stolen by scammers online,well the scammer wants to scare you of course as you did not open your wallet and confronted him ,it is better to not to confront an scammer as they never admit anything anyway..please post more info as emailaddress,phone number if given and where did you met this scammer would be helpful if you posted here.Please just ignore and block this scammer!

2012-09-13, 22:39:26
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:Leigh Wilson
Where did you met this scammer on what site? Do you have more photos? do you have mails? Please post more info so others can be warned!
All kind regards//Miss Marple//
2012-09-22, 21:55:57
anonymous from United States  

2012-09-23, 17:21:06
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2012-09-22, 21:55:57
You have only posted a photo here,please come back and post more information as if he asked you for money or has he scammed you out of money where did you met this guy?

all kind regards //Miss Marple//
2012-09-24, 10:18:42
anonymous from Sweden  
usa soldat from iraq
2012-09-24, 10:18:42
anonymous from Sweden  
usa soldat from iraq
2012-09-24, 10:18:42
anonymous from Sweden  
usa soldat from iraq
2012-09-24, 10:46:18
anonymous from Sweden  
Basim Lucia Norman
adress, Eeftink 400
1103 AE Amsterdam Netheralnds
under tis adres fins are fraunds

please contact the Dutch Natiol Police immediately.

bank wester union

I cen`t so god english
2012-09-24, 11:04:04
anonymous from Sweden  
Den nigerianska kriminella som stal dina pengar är AKOGUN BANJI OJO Kruitberg 2313 1104CA Amsterdam, Nederländerna. Den holländerska polisen vet om honom redan. jag har klagad till polisen i Stockholm men dem kan inte hjälpa mig, jag visade hans e-mail och foto och har skrivit till Wester Union både i Stockholm och i Amsterdam redan, jag hoppas att dem ska blir fast, för att dem kom på Polish Dating, Badoo, Be2, foto-flirt, man snäll svarar att man är inte intereserad av USA soldat, so dem har e-mail, ringer på hotmail, skype och hipnoserar offer, jag aldrig var lurad tidigare, nu vet jag varför, för att jag var mycket upptagen att letta effter arbete, kurser etc, dem är agresiva också.
Jag är arbetslös och uttförskäkrad, jag vet inte varför dem har lurad mig?, det måste bl hipnos som görde deta, nu vet jag det, jag läste på youtable, hur dem lurar mäniskor.
Här är Ojo`s Face Book länk.

Ni måste hjälpa oss, dem måste blir fast, för dem har lurad alles för många på jätte stora sumor, pengar, hjälp oss offer, snälla!!!
2012-09-24, 20:15:09
Miss Marple from United States  
Sverige,jag har även hittat rapport om att bedragare ifrån Ghana som använder sig av samma mans fotografier att bedra folk med ,så det är väldigt svårt att veta vem som gör det här egentligen eftersom de går under falska namn och foton som de har stulit på nätet ,det är väldigt lätt att bli bedragen av dessa kriminella ,de är proffs på det här och gör det här dagligen ifrån internet cafer ifrån Nigeria och Ghana,jag vet att du har förlorat pengar men det är inte enkelt att få dem tillbaka,mannen på fotot har ingenting med bedrägerier att göra han är också ett offer i det här hans identitet har blivit bestulen och utnyttjas av kriminella ute på nätet .jag har listat här nedan länkar till dig var du kan hitta mer information ...polisen i Sverige eller någon annanstans kan inte göra så mycket tyvärr jag är hemsk ledsen att du blivit bedragen,läs information på den här tråden hur bedragare opererar och var försiktig med vem du pratar med och ge inte ut personliga uppgifter till människor du inte känner.Om du undrar över något skriv på tråden här så försöker jag att hjälpa dig så gott jag kan.Du är inte ensam om att ha blivit lurad på nätet ,mängder av kvinnor och män råkar ut för dessa bedragare varje dag.

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2012-09-24, 20:21:42
Miss Marple from United States  
Dating scammer Frank Wilson aka Martin Jones


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Dating scammer Martin Jones
Dating scammer Mark Maine

2012-09-25, 17:56:43
anonymous from Mexico  
I'm from Mexico, I was on where I met a gay called HENRY SCOTIS on May of this year, he said he was a Irish but his terrible english made me doubt it! Anyway, I stayed in touch with him for about a month until he suddenly said he needed to go to Africa for business. After a couple of weeks he contacted me and said he urgently needed money 'cause he was robbed!!! Obviously I didn't beleive him but I told him I was going to send the money. He said I must sent it to the hotel manager where he was staying and provided me with the following information

Idehen elvis ovbokhan
location: Benin city Edo State
phone number: +2348156949513

He also gave me a phone number to stay in touch , you may see, It's an UK number but he strongly told me it was from Dublin.

Even when I didnt send him the money, he kept looking for me!!! For months I didnt respond but on August he found me on facebook and I decided to accept his invitation to get more info about his 'fraud intent', I noticed he has contact with women on Canada and Argentina, for sure he is trying to get money from them too! Finally, about 3 weeks ago he told me he was involved in a car accident and he was in the hospital with an internal bleeding, he was meant to ask me from money again! I decided to search the pictures he shared with me on the web and.. BIG SURPRISE! he was using gay porn star Coddy Cummings pics as a hook! I sent him an an email ( and told him I was aware of everything and as you can imagine, he never contact me again.


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