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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.
to Wan wan Re: Ben Roland I checked his fb acct and I observe/noticed that his description is... knows american english and british english. Isn't that weird description of himself, stressing the difference between am eng and brit eng?
Ms Marple I saw this man posing or using pics of Fabrizio in Facebook name Jerome Pollard FYI.
well guess what.. i have been talking to some guys on www.badoo.com
and the 3 of them seem to be scammers so beware of men talking to you....and the guideline here is really effective....it gave me an idea of whom im talking to.. tahnks for the infromation it really opened my eyes
Miss Marple from United States
'Love' scam victims conned 'until nothing left'
Consumer Protection says hundreds of people in north-west Western Australia have been sending money to criminals in West Africa in viral online 'love' scams.
A WA police major fraud squad operation began late last year and has since discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sent from the Gascoyne.
More than $1 million has been sent offshore from Geraldton alone in recent months.
The scams target vulnerable people through email, dating websites and social networking.
Detective Senior Constable Rob Martin says a Gascoyne woman sent $100,000 to a scammer in West Africa over 18 months, and is believed to be still sending money to the criminal responsible.
'No matter how much we can explain and show them documents, photos etc to face the reality that they have been defrauded and the dream is not real, for a lot of victims it's too much for them to accept so they continue to believe the dream until they have nothing left,' he said.
He says the problem is widespread.
'They get on the dating sites or the social media like Facebook etc and these callous overseas criminals are targeting their loneliness,' he said.
'We have had hundreds of people in the north-west sending money to places like West Africa and the like.'
well guess what.. i have been talking to some guys on www.badoo.com
and the 3 of them seem to be scammers so beware of men talking to you
Facebook ,Match.com,Badoo are the sites that I read about that people have been scammed on most,why is that ? Well my guess is that these sites are so large and no one can not control really what is going on these sites anymore ,it is too easy for a scammer to create a profile ,it do not matter if it is pay sites or the free ones as scammers knows how to create fake profiles with stolen credit cards on the pay sites well found this article on Wikipedia about Badoo.com ,you be careful out there and please post your findings on scammers onto this site to warn others who are online .
Many users complain they were signed up without their consent on Badoo and that it sends spam emails to all of their contacts without their permission telling them their friend 'has left you a message'. In truth, their friend has not left them any message at all. Blogger Daniel Stuckey says, 'With its shiny presentation, sexualized premise and slick startup ploys, Badoo feels like a bizarre super-collider of radical honesty and spammy fakery; that is to say, a souvenir of the Internet'.
Additionally Badoo generates users by harvesting information posted by users on other social networking sites, without these users consent. Many users of Okcupid will find their profiles have been cloned on Badoo without their consent and are freely accessible through an internet search.
In 2008, Badoo was profiled in the PDA blog of The Guardian.
According to TopTenReviews Badoo is 'like a chat room, dating site and picture rating site disguised as a social network.' It was noted Badoo did not offer any group or other type of community to facilitate users meeting similar people.
As of April 2011 it is censored in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere. Techcrunch reports that as of January 2010, access to Badoo in Iran is blocked by the Iranian government.
Web of trust, the community-based website reputation ratings tool rated the site as trustworthy but with a risk of spam and phishing.
Finnish newspaper Iltalehti reported that numerous Badoo profiles have been created without people's consent, and that people have reported Badoo's actions to the police.The same article states there are images of women in hospital just after giving birth, raising suspicions about whether one would willingly upload such images to a dating service. It also states that Badoo may use several Facebook applications to automatically gather Facebook users' personal information.
Charles Chennai with emailaddress:firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian, 47, Married Madras, , India
Age: 47 (22-Apr-1965)
Marital Status: Married
Drinking: Gave it up
Occupation: Medical / Veterinary / Dental
Education: Graduate degree
Languages: English (Spoken and Written)
Tamil (Spoken and Written)
and Zodiac Sign:
Computers / Internet
Volleyball / Basketball
Yoga / Meditation
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Body Type: 78 kg = 172 lbs
Height: 172 cm = 5' 7.7'
I LIKE 3 THINGS IN MY LIFE OF THIS WORLD. THOSE ARE Girls;
Women; and Ladies. IF YOU ARE ONE AMONG THIS, CONTACT TO MY
PERSONAL E-Mail...<email@example.com>, I'm an
Indian Physician,(HERBAL MEDICINES ONLY WITHOUT ANY SIDE
EFFECTS), Yoga & Massage Therapist,
True Affection, Long lasting Relationship.,
Age From: 25
Age To: 35
I recently was scammed. I am an older female, somewhat overweight and widowed who was on a dating site. The male scammer claimed to be a widower from Kentucky who had a 15 year old daughter. He claimed to be overseas (Spain) working on a construction site where he was the contractor. Last week, he got sick. I noticed in his e-mails that he did not use correct grammar and then noticed that over time phrases were repeated in e-mails. This week, he called me and I noticed a thick accent. When we started talking, he quickly said he was in love with me. Give me a break! How stupid do they think we are? He did not ask for money. I was online with him for two months. He said his name was Jeff Robbens
Beware of this person because his pic was used with two different name In tagged.com. Henry Frank and Colin L. I believe it was a case of pic theft.
Miss Marple from United States
RE:Henry Frank and Colin L.
Post email address and photos on this scammer,Yes this is a ID theft ,the man on the photos has nothing to do with any scams.Nigerian scammers operating from Malaysia is using this mans photos to scam women with.
I am sorry that you are scammed ! Scammers do not care how people look like ,what nationality ,what education , ethnicity.Scammers cares only about peoples wallets !!
Scammers thinks victims are always fools and sees in everyone a potential victim that is gullible,scammers always talks romance and love and falls in love very quickly ..even if he did not asked for money this time,he will do that soon ...I advice you to cease the connection immediately ,scammers never stops asking for money!
Please post your information here on this scammers as name,age,email address,photos and phone number to warn other victims that are doing researches on this scammer ...
This week, he called me and I noticed a thick accent
The thick accent is probably pidgin that you heard on the phone ,the dialectal english used in Nigeria and Ghana ..
anonymous from Canada
Dating scammer Ms ELIZABETH Mills Accra Ghana Zip code 00233 phone number 011233546042475 She goes buy firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com This one worked on me for months to gain my trust i sent her 600 dollars to purchace a visa to come here she emails me back the next day claiming her computor was hacked and some else had takin the money out from western union i phoned western union to do an investagation they told me i could pick my money in 20 days after they looked in to it i went to pick up the money shes the one who picked up the money even had the nerve to ask me 4 200 dollars for bribe money for the police of coase i said no until i find out what was going on i informed the police here with all the details all i have is a case number for the fraud that was commited met her on mingles.com So watch out for this one!