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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.
Hi Miss Marple. When I check this guy by the name of ivan soler de la prada email on spokeo, it says his emails is on 76 networks. What does that mean? His email is email@example.com. Strange thing is I found a you tube of this exact guy but under the name ivan garrote soler. This image was also posted here: How you recognize male scammers.
RE:ivan soler de la prada
the guy is active on several social networksites ,but that do not mean he is a scammer,the you tube account seems to be a genuine man behind ,but what concerns me that he is having 2 names .So I am asking you now :Has he asked money? What made you to post on a antiscam site about this guy? Is he writing you templates? Where did you met him? Please come back and post more information on this guy,as we do not want have innocent people posted if there is no scam behind it .
All kind regards //Miss Marple//
IROCU from Portugal
on Facebook George Cohen
IROCU from Portugal
3:22:42 AM xxxxxxxxxx: what about your mom
3:24:40 AM George Cohen: I was going to tell you about her last night. She is getting better and have start taking her med. Sandy told me that everything is getting better and all I need to do is get back home for them to see me, they misses me so much
3:25:14 AM xxxxxxxxxxc: ok good to hear this..glad she is ok
3:26:16 AM mclaregomes: But understand my position...i have a very big bill to pay and i am in the middle of finishing what was started so my funds are counted
3:26:48 Am xxxxxxxxxxx: if i tell you that i do not understand then I will be a big liar
3:27:57 AM George Cohen: I do understand everything ok and like i told you last night over the phone, I dont like asking my woman for help because it makes me feel so ashame and whenever i have problem that I cant solve i like keeping it to myself.
3:28:58 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: and to top it off there is expenses that were not calculated so these are extras that i have now...George please i love to help you, but the incident that happen last week set me back
3:29:46 AM George Cohen: ok baby just help me with the hundred if you can pls and i will pay you back i swear
3:30:34 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: and my phone bill just to you is the total you are asking me...
3:31:12 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: i need a part time jobe can you get one for me ...i will get you the money after
3:31:42 AM George Cohen: Are you laughing at me or what baby
3:31:55 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: no not laughing at you
3:31:58 AM George Cohen: give me a call now
3:32:06 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: i have no funds
3:32:18 AM George Cohen: ok
3:32:49 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: that is why we got cut off tonight
3:33:07 AM George Cohen: alright.
3:33:28 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: but can you get me a job...i will give you my first pay check
3:34:03 AM George Cohen: if will find a job for you inside my bedroom
3:34:16 AM George Cohen: pls can you be serious with me here....
3:34:39 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: ok as long is your bedroom is ok cause i will not go to any bedroom...
3:34:50 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: i am serious
3:35:14 AM George Cohen: baby are you helping me this last time..
3:36:02 AM George Cohen: I dont like asking you for money because I know you have alot of things on hand but if this isnt something i will benefit from, I will never bring it up to you
3:36:11 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: George i cant...as much as i want i cant. if you need this more than the phone i would have not sent the phone and sent you the money
3:36:39 AM George Cohen: I understand you have changed your mind on this
3:37:00 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: no baby i said i would do my math.
3:37:13 AM George Cohen: but you just said you cant
3:37:29 AM xxxxxxxxxxxx: i did my math and this is why i said i cant
3:38:03 AM George Cohen: so you have done your math already and the answer is you cant help right?
Miss Marple from United States
Nigerians nabbed over ‘Love scam’
KUALA LUMPUR: An African parcel scam syndicate, which “sweet talked” three women in China out of about RM11.2mil by posing as Caucasians, was smashed by the police here with the arrest of 14 Nigerian men.
Although the syndicate was based in Malaysia, it had been targeting women in China, persuading them via social media and online messaging to part with their money.
The first two women were conned of US$1.5mil (RM4.5mil) each while the third victim was swindled of US$700,000 (RM2.1mil).
Federal Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said it had received information about the syndicate in December last year from their Chinese counterparts.
“They contacted us after the women lodged police reports,” he said at Bukit Aman yesterday.
Following the information, a special team from the CCID managed to track down the syndicate before simultaneously raiding four premises in Taman Mutiara Indah, Puchong, and arresting the men on Thursday.
All the men, aged between 25 and 33, had entered the country on student visas in 2007 and were enrolled in local private colleges, said Comm Syed Ismail.
“In the scam, known also as the romance scam, the syndicate engaged wealthy women online via Yahoo Messenger and other social media.
“They would charm and seduce the women before claiming to send them expensive gifts like jewellery and diamonds,” he said, adding that the members would use the alias “Goodman” online.
“The victim would get a call that the ‘parcel’ had been held up for some reason and that she would need to pay some fees to Customs. In this case, the women were asked to deposit money in three separate bank accounts in stages before they realised that they had been scammed,” he said.
During the raid, police also seized seven laptops, three desktop computers, 27 mobile phones and various other electronic devices.
“We are also working to trace all the syndicate’s bank accounts and recover some of the money,” Comm Syed Ismail said, adding that they were also investigating how long the syndicate had been active.
All those detained have been remanded until Wednesday.
... There are the conventional ways to do this but...
from my experiance, it is virtually impossible
to locate, approach and inform a stranger,
single handedly. Others here may or
may not have guidance to offer.
Local law enf. Maybe 1st.
Miss Marple from United States
RE:williams eddie schwinn
Please post the asking for money letter here ,well even if you find him and inform him that scammers are abusing his photos in scams it is nothing the real person can prevent to use them again ,as long as the photos are attractive and the scammers earn money on the photos they will continue using them ,sometimes people do not always apreciate strangers contacting them either....