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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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2013-02-21, 19:45:18
Miss Marple from United States  
Ojas,thank you ! Appreciate your added links here ,very informative!
2013-02-22, 07:15:00
anonymous from United States  
I too was nearly scammed by Jones Bauer Corcoran. He seemed a perfect gentlemen and used proper English when corresponding. That seemed a bit odd to me, but I thought maybe it was the military. When he told me he was in Ghana, I told him that the largest number of scams come from Ghana and Nigeria. Today, he asked that I set up a bank account in for him to transfer money to so he could fly home in 10 days. I told him that was not anything that I was comfortable with and I refused to open an account. I searched his name and found this. I didn't find anything last month when we started talking, dang it. :) Thank you for your post on this site. When I sent him a copy of the post, he was not so polite and proper.

This is the email address that he was using with me. and jonesbauercorcoran@gmail

Thanks again for your helpful site.

2013-02-22, 09:08:06
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2013-02-22, 07:15:00
anonymous from United States

Thank you for your posting ,scammers are always too perfect and too good to be true,advice to all people who suspects they are communicating with a scammers,do not tell the scammer what you know and do not tell where scammers are reported !!I know that you get frustrated and angry and want the scammer to take a hike to a another planet ,but educating scammers is the last thing we want to do.Just block scammers next time and just walk away,when you confronting a scammer they get pissed and are not so polite as you say,the thing that could also happen is that the scammers starts to convince the victim even more and create feeling of guilt in the victim .

Please come back and post the letter where he asks you to open up a bank account,it is good for other victims to see .

I searched his name and found this. I didn't find anything last month when we started talking, dang it. :)

This is why i encourage people to report scammers even if it is only with a emailaddress as google is a fantastic tool and finds most things in this world,do researches already early before the scammers starts establishing into your lives ,do not waste energy or time on scammers that wants to rob you emotionally and financially,it can put deep scars in your souls that you never maybe recover from .


2013-02-22, 12:36:50
OJAS from United States  
2013-02-22, 14:40:45
OJAS from United States  
2013-02-22, 15:40:10
Miss Marple from United States  
Romantic Delusions Allow Online Dating Scams to Flourish

Feb. 12, 2013 — As international criminal gangs increasingly target online dating and social networking sites, as a means of extorting money from unwary victims, research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) suggests that new strategies are needed for tackling the crime and supporting its victims

The research, which was carried out by Professor Monica Whitty of University of Leicester and Professor Tom Buchanan of the University of Westminster, argues that the police, policy-makers, doctors and dating companies need to take into account the emotional state of those who have been conned, in order to prevent the crime, bring criminals to justice and support victims effectively.

'Professionals need to understand the awful details of this crime,' says Professor Whitty. 'In romance scams, people have to deal not just with losing thousands of pounds. They have to deal with the psychological trauma of being both robbed and jilted by a 'lover'.'
Almost 230,000 people in the UK have been conned by online romance fraudsters since 2007, according to the study. The criminals pretend to be seeking a relationship, using a fake profile and traditional grooming techniques, in order eventually to extort money from their would-be lover.

The study suggests that dating companies need to issue clear warnings on their sites so that users are aware of potential dangers 'before' they fall in love. Although some people interviewed by Professor Whitty became suspicious when they were asked for money, they were so infatuated with their fictional 'sweetheart' by that time that they chose to ignore the warning signs.

'Daters need to be told, from the moment they sign up, that if a person is not willing to meet them in the first month they should move on. They also need to be told never to respond to requests for money. Dating companies could target advice at particularly vulnerable individuals especially those with high romantic ideals, previous mental health problems or a history of abuse' says Professor Whitty

The study shows that victims are often in denial when they are told that their 'lover' is a fiction invented by criminal gangs to extort money. This has important implications for police work since it means that they are vulnerable to a second wave of attack. Furthermore, victims can feel suicidal when the scam is exposed. The study recommends that the police call in health professionals as soon as the crime is reported. Doctors should also be made aware of these suicidal tendencies.

If courts don't recognise the psychological trauma of the witnesses, there is a potential for cases to be jeopardised and criminals to remain unprosecuted, Professor Whitty believes. 'Imagine having to confront a criminal in court when you had believed them to be the love of your life,' says Professor Whitty. Standing in the witness box could be extremely intimidating. She suggests that new policies are needed, which identify victims of romance scams as 'vulnerable witnesses' with the right to give their evidence via a video-link.


2013-02-22, 15:50:20
Miss Marple from United States  
'Sweetheart scams' are on the rise in North Carolina

Sometimes love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you fall for a con- artist. The North Carolina Attorney General’s office identified at least 25 of these victims last year. Together they forked over more than $2 million to their online sweethearts who turned out to be not so true.

Attorney General Roy Cooper doesn’t usually offer thoughts on love, but he’s making an exception.

“Love is a wonderful thing, but not when a scam artist rips you off using it,” says Cooper.

North Carolina is seeing a rise in these crimes called “sweetheart scams.”

Cooper’s office heard some doozies last year. One older woman from Lexington was seduced out of $1 million. A man befriended her on Facebook. He told her he was originally from Charlotte, but was working in Africa. He promised to marry her, but he first needed money to cover his expenses until he was paid for his contract work.

Other victims were scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars. Many of them were seniors.

“These scam artists do a lot of research on their victims. They try to find people of means. And it’s clear that these con artists are very convincing,” says Cooper. “Another problem is that most of them operate overseas making it difficult for law enforcement here in North Carolina and in the United States to catch them.”

Sometimes family members will alert police. Sometimes banks and wire companies will. Last year, the state was able to stop three people from boarding plans to hand-deliver cash to their sweethearts in other countries.

So in this Valentine’s season, Cooper has some advice: Remember, people online aren’t always who they say they are, and never send money to strangers you meet through internet sites, even if they say they love you.
2013-02-24, 10:49:06
anonymous from United States  
I meet this man on date hook up he had me think he love me and he was in the army over sea tell me he was come home in march and he wanted to marry me he went bye Dodson miller the phone # he used was 614/664/6304 said he lived in Columbus Ohio he first ask me to send him body wash shampoo bars of soap I told him I would do that I know some of army life when he gave me the address to send it I knew he had no apo# that gave him away all military people have and apo # to send stuff to so I play alone with him then he ask me to send him a I phone5 that when I really played along he need to be put in jail for what he is doing im just glad my girl works with the police under cover she on top of him hope he goes to jail lady if any man ask you for money or anything on line don't do it check him out good first
2013-02-24, 11:31:02
Miss Marple from United States  
RE: Dodson miller
Post photo,emailaddress,the address the scammer asked you to send soap to ,first time i hear scammers asks for SOAP ..LOL maybe he needed a shower !!! LMAO..i know scammers asks for anything even send them cakes ...scammers tests people how far they can go and then when they notice the victim is gullible then they start asking for money and as you mentioned a Iphone...

2013-02-24, 11:46:41
anonymous from Spain  
New swindler who approached me today, as if I were not prepared for this, not as they come to our profiles.

Harris Carter

Harris Carter
hello how are you
Harris Carter
well my dear can you tell me more about you
Harris Carter
i want to find my love that is why i am hear
Harris Carter
so can you tell me more about you
Harris Carter
hello how are you doing today and i am very happy to see you here .........Well here is a little about myself and as you already know my name is Harris and I was born a half Rushain and half American. I am the only child of my parents but its unfortunate both my parents are no more. I joined the Military academy at the age of 16. I was in the boarding school so my parents visit me once in a while. I didn't spend much time at home. My mom was a head teacher and dad was in the medical field.
Harris Carter
I am a very Honest, Loving and caring person and love kids and animals allot, I love to eat out but also love to cook and eat in nice bottle of wine and cuddle up on the sofa together n watch a good movie and I love the outdoors come rain or shine love walking in the rain and doing silly things lol I like to go fishing, riding. walking by the sea and driving, love to travel, love the sun also love photography, I have a wonderful child who I adore so much I am strictly a 1woman man ,.

Harris Carter
I don't play games as I would hate it to be done to me ( which it has been and it hurts deeply) id be the happiest if I had a woman I could care for n love totally if she’s happy then I am that’s my main concern it’s also nice to have your own space to do things on our own whether is just curling up with a good book or just chilling out for a while listening to some music, I like all kinds of music but not into

Harris Carter
About my marital status was once married some years ago and I have a son 11 years of age he is called Obed , I love him very much and he is all I have now he live with my friend in Ghana because my ex-wife is too weked , my relationship with my ex-wife was very comfortable and things were moving on for us until she finally decided to have an affair behind my back. I was really hurt by the way my ex attitude was and never thought she could do anything like that.

Harris Carter
I did loosed total affection for women until recently when I sat down and realized that I was wrong about my decision and that I had to move on with my Life. I am willing to have a happy life again and I am looking for a nice and caring woman, who is responsible, loving, honest and is willing to be my soul mate as well as someone i can call my own, I need someone who is ready to commit.

Harris Carter
after what she did to me ,she was involve in car asident and she lost her life that was five year back
ooh okay
we my dear you will not be able to see me on the webcam because we are not allowed to use the webcam here at comp because of some security reasons

Harris Carter
so my dear can you tell me some of your dreams?

Harris Carter
so my dear do you have any man in main ??
my i will beck in the 3hours okay

Harris Carter
take good care of yoour self for me okay bye bye
2013-02-24, 11:54:10
anonymous from Spain  
New scammer, Carter Harris.

Always the same story of the child in boarding school, and his dead wife and deceived by it. already know not to tell, these liars and swindlers.
I leave here in a photo, use pictures of U.S. military and military say they are all false.

2013-02-24, 11:55:58
anonymous from Spain  
More photos of Harris Carter

2013-02-24, 11:57:52
anonymous from Spain  
More photo de Harris Carter.swindler

2013-02-24, 11:58:54
anonymous from Spain  
Harris Carter,swindler
This image was also posted here:
How you recognize male scammers.

2013-02-24, 11:59:54
anonymous from Spain  
swindler,Harris Carter.
This image was also posted here:
How you recognize male scammers.

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