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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.
Wow I cant believe what I read on here!! Helped me to open my eyes with this guy, I met him On Hi Friend site. He answer me my email address because he wants to send me a gift, I gave him... I dont know what can I do now!!! There is his picture. His name Wilson Cray.
Somebody help me please, I gave him my address!
anonymous from El Salvador
This is one of his emails he sent me:
My Lovely Wife,
How are you my dear? Hope you’re in good condition and having a great health day… I miss everything about you, well am back from my trip and everything went as plan, and I really appreciate all your concern towards me. Honey, the meeting was successful and I was also appointed during the general meetings in the United State of America, as the leader of the team to visit Venezuela this weekend for the re-installations of heavy duty jack stand in our company refine camp located at Venezuela - Caribbean Ocean this in concern to the crisis in Japan… And after the contract in Venezuela I will be having a long time vacation so from Venezuela I will go direct to meet you in your country.
It is very important for me to express to you how much you really mean to me. I wish I could do this in person while holding you in my arms and gazing into your eyes. But since we are physically separated by miles of emptiness, this expression must come in the form of letters such as this.
Dear, I know it is difficult for you, as it is for me, to be separated for so long. Life seems to be full of trials of this type which test our inner strength, and more importantly, our devotion and love for one another. After all, it is said that 'True Love' is boundless and immeasurable and overcomes all forms of adversity. In truth, if it is genuine, it will grow stronger with each assault upon its existence. The longer I am away from you, the greater is my yearning to be with you. You are my Charming princess, and I am your devoted prince. I cherish any thought of you, prize any memory of you that rises from the depths of my mind, and live for the day when our physical separations will no longer be. Until that moment arrives...
I want to have your full name, office or house address and your phone number, to send you present gift that I bought for you from United State, Just to show you how sincere and pure my heart is towards becoming your true dreams, I know that ladies most times do not really agree with the idea of the collecting gift item early in a relationship in order to make sure that their stand in the relationship is not mistaken for DEPENDENCY... but that is not with me OK? I really want to make you have memorable feelings in your heart about meeting me.
It will be very necessary that you send the information immediately so that I can be able send to you before my trip to Venezuela this weekend…
I send to you across the miles, my tender love, my warm embrace, and my most passionate kiss.
Mam nadzieję, że robisz dobrze i nie cieszyć się dzień Jestem Thomas i zupełnie nowy członek tu będę więcej wiedzieć o tym pięknym, kobieta rodzaju jesteś Choć mile może leżeć pomiędzy nami, nigdy nie jesteśmy daleko od siebie, za przyjaźń nie liczyć mil, jest mierzona w sercu nie masz nic przeciwko, że akcja kilka prywatnych wiadomości i zdjęcia z nas i kończy się tutaj mając nadzieję usłyszeć od ciebie mieć wspaniały wieczór (Masddle@yahoo.de)
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The thing with giving out address of residency to a scammer is that scammers can use it for reshipping scams,if you receive something you do not know who it is from ,do not accept it,just return it to the sender.
Does anyone recognize the name Justice Ofosu Asare, a Ghanaian who lives in 16901 Sea Lawn Place, Woodbridge, Virginia? Telephone number: +15713139331. Scammer
Miss Marple from United States
Scammers has in their scam scenarios residential address often in Usa,and phone numbers to Usa to fool victims with ,if you already think he is a scammer and has connections to Ghana ,it is for sure a scammer ,and i am sure he lives in Ghana too.
Thank you ,if people realized what they are talking with i am sure the result would be less scams,these guys behind the fake profiles of white males pretending to be a US soldier in Afghanistan or the rich and handsome engineer that just sends love letters of endless and undying love is the criminal young boys from Ghana or Nigeria, this scammer must be really desperate that he showed up him self on the web cam ,this is not common at all as scammers do not show up their real faces just like that ,but there are scammers that are too bold and too desperate for money and also too lazy ,some scammers use their scam accounts in private life too and can be found that way on FB or My Space with their real faces,but as i say crime do not pay in the end and some will get busted or even caught by police ,but as theses scammers are so many in this world approximately round 280 000 only in West-Africa alone the chances to get to them doing the crimes is not that easy.
All kind regards //Miss Marple//
Miss Marple from United States
2 Nigerians arrested for global marriage scam
Two Nigerians have been arrested by Thai police for running a global marriage scam, posing as US Marines in Afghanistan and preying on hundreds of widows and single women, after worming themselves into their hearts.
Bangkok Post reported online that the country’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) arrested the two Nigerians alleged to have defrauded about 20 million baht($670,000) from scores of Thai women through a global marriage scam in which they pretended to be US marines.
The full report by Bangkok Post:
“The DSI said Benjamin Olakunle Owewole,(possibly Oyewole) 44, and Oladapo Awooyele, 35, had told their victims they were US marines deployed in Afghanistan and promised to marry them after they completed the early retirement process from military service.
“They asked the victims to wire them money to help pay the discharge processing fees. One of the women eventually became suspicious and informed the authorities.
“The Nigerian men were arrested with approximately 11 million baht($367,400) in cash in their possession. The DSI reported that at least 400 women all over the world had fallen prey to the fraudsters and about 20 million baht had been scammed from the Thai victims.
“According to DSI chief Tharit Pengdit, the suspects had approached their targets, usually single women aged 40 or older, many of them widowed or divorced, via online chatrooms and Facebook.
“The alleged swindlers elaborated their stories by having accomplices play different roles, such as sick family members, superiors and subordinates calling the victims. The women were duped into wiring funds into accounts in Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.
“The Bureau of Foreign Affairs and Transnational Crime, working with the police Crime Suppression and Technology Crime Suppression divisions arrested the two suspects at a shopping mall in Nonthaburi province.
“At their hotel room in Bangkok investigators found US$370,000 in cash along with computers and cellphones used in the scam.
“DSI investigators believe the gang is running their operation in several countries, including Sweden, Malaysia and Singapore, to make it difficult for authorities to gather evidence against them.