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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.
You are dealing with an scammer so be careful if you are playing with a scammer be sure not to leave out any personal details.When you get the asking for $$ cease and block him and post here with photos this scammer is using in the scam.Thank you!!
de: Peterson Sivewright firstname.lastname@example.org
fecha: 27 de octubre de 2012
asunto: ABOUT ME AND MY WORK
firmado por: ymail.com
My beloved XXXXXX ,
I am a General Peterson Sivewright and work with the CANADA Army Cyber Command (Cyber Army) is a service, the Army included command support U.S. Cyber Command. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command / 9 Army Signal Command (NETCOM/9thSC ()) 1 Information Operations Command (country) (1st IO CMD (L)) (Parts) Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) will be under the operational control of Army Cyber Cyber-related events, i attended Robert Land Academy Ontario Canada.
Right now I am in service in AFGHANISTAN for a period of six months of which I had spent three months plus and I will back soon to come and meet with you to enable us meet face to face . I am totally interested in you with all my heart if you will consider my request to love you and be in love with you forever.
Here in AFGHANISTAN I have sure access to computer but I do not have access to telephone calls because we are on field in serious offense against the Talibans. I had also been in Liberia in Africa on a Peace keeping mission just to mention a few. In Liberia I adopted a 7yrs old boy as a son in 2005 that I am having full responsibility to train after I saw with my eyes how his parents were brutally murdered by Rebels Army in a town near Monrovia , the capital. Now he is studying in nearby country also in West Africa and he is also very important to me.
Besides, I am 43yrs. My wife died in an auto-crash in 2004 and we had no child before she died. I have been so lonely since then but now I need a honest and sincere woman to love sincerely and honestly from the depth of my heart, whom I can show all my love again and my wealth. I think I should stop here for now until I hear back soon from you. Please do tell me more about your self the nation of your work. I wait to hear back soon from you. I truly need you as my life partner and I am very serious about this only if you will give me this opportunity and I believe it will work for us sincerely because in two months time we must have known each other so well. I have a huge salary as soon as I am out of here to have full access to my payment and I am so sure it will take care of our widest dreams in this life.
I can always send you emails and possibly chat with you online since I can have access to computer because I need computer to do my work every day. You’re so special to me and I have my faith built in that and I hope you will sincerely come into my life as soon as possible.
I listened to the Beautiful – Mercy Me you are beautiful in his eyes and God has connect us for us to be one, I want you to listen to this song http://www.youtube...e=related
General Peterson Sivewright .
General Peterson Sivewright
General Peterson Sivewright
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here the contac, he send me the invitation for add in skype
General Peterson Sivewright
he said are in Afghanistan, but here we have the real location or IP adress in 'NIGERIA'. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Anita Zormelo
General Peterson Sivewright, email: email@example.com, he said are in Afghanistan, but here we have the real location or IP adress in 'NIGERIA'.
Miss Marple from United States
RE:General Peterson Sivewright
Thank you for you postings! The real man on the pictures is not Peterson Siweright just an fake name to scam women with ,the mail has all the signs of an west-african scam widower lonley with an child(adopted one from Liberia)talks about endless love,The scammer talks about money how much he earns ,just to make victims attached to the scammer ..
Watch out for Hurricane Sandy charity scams
By: Barbara James
The Columbus Dispatch - October 30, 2012 11:17 AM
Every time there's a natural disaster, kind-hearted people want to open their wallets to help those affected. It's no different now, with Hurricane Sandy causing trouble for a good part of the East. The Ohio Attorney General's office is offering a word of caution.
'We naturally want to reach out and help those who face such powerful and deadly storms, and I encourage those who can to do so,' said Attorney General Mike DeWine. 'But please be careful. Unfortunately, there are some who might use our generous nature to take the donations for themselves, not for those in need.'
He suggests that before making a donation or responding to a solicitation, people check out the charity by visiting www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.
The Better Business Bureau also offers information on charities at www.bbb.org.
The AG's office says some signs that solicitors might not be legit include: offering to pick up a check from you, rather than waiting for it to be mailed; high-pressure tactics; and offering prizes in exchange for donations.
I just want to know if anyone has seen this picture or this man on any other web site? And if u know who he is. I know this picture was used by a scammer. I just want to know it this is stolen identity picture.