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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.
5.11.2012 y. I was connected in Internet with a man who named himself John McFlynn serving General (US army) stationed in Afghanistan, 47 years old. He sent me his photo. Address of his e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Address of skype: john_mcflynn,
For a shot period of time we sent each other letters and postcards with words of sympathy and even love. Then he sent me a business proposal. He asked me to receive a parcel with a fund in a sum of $2,4 million. Then he added that he paid for it $18 000 for sending that parcel to Great Britain (documents are applied), because he had earned it serving in Iraq. For that purpose I had sent a mandatory letter according to the address: email@example.com and they had sent a Registration Form and advised me to pay $730 usd in bank Western Union and then they would send that parcel to my address.
Miss Marple from United States
A scam with stolen photos on John Mageu,reported many times on several anti scam forums DO not send money whatever you do ,it is a scam ! Please block this scammer from your email.
hi I see I have been put on here !! for scamming?? the truth is it is a staff sgt harriet anzaldua who scammed me and I reported her and they say it so they have been putting me on different scam sites telling everyone from whats on here to im a killer who is a mute!! and I give stitching lessons ! well I am the one someone is trying to stitch up for falling in love with someone who came on a date site tp proclame there love for me and after I sent here £6000 for various things I found out they were a scammer you can goggle her name and it will show up she done another guy called andy fraser back in 2010 for $60,000. I have loads off docks she sent me that all turned out to be false and the police here are investigating her this can be verified by calling rutherglen police station. I have found out the person is back on date sites so if this she contacts you stear clear and spend your money on someone you can see!!! not like this who come on cam to me for me only to see lana brooke naked with her dildo see said someone change the film off her. this person is reported on lots off scam sites so don't end up like me and have your picture on here for reporting this scum off a low life her mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com she said she was retiering from the US army last October and staying on in afganistan to work on a progect she said she won by tender to build a new hospital near Kabul called jalil hospital so I have found out from people in the us that know about the army that they wont let you muster out in another country while your doing your tour there and they sure wont leave you there when everyone else from your company is taken home when the tour is finished as you have to go back home to your home base to retire and this is a rule that is hard and fast. so when the person putting all this crap reads this please stop all this crap and let honest people get on with there life and go take a bath in a parana tank. I have all receipts for western union I can show you if you want . just hope this clown wakes up and realise how silly they are making all these lies up and putting them on here and other sites here is her pick again to remind you what she looks like or I should say the picture she is using to hide behind. thanks for reading this have a nice day and be safe!! This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
After many hours of conversation with Jude William a general contractor I meet on Match.com. He's from Germany and Croatia and now living in Texas. Divorced for ten years, his wife stole his money from a big contact and his parents were both killed in a car crash last year (2012) and he has no family. He has a Mini yacht and a horse named Bunny. He uses words like Honey.. dear.... sweetheart... Talks about love and being together forever. Sent me a dozen of red roses and candy as a gift
He is so handsome and charming, but don't be fooled. Our conversations started to become suspicious .....
Anonymous (01:28:22 (UTC)):Keep going....
williamsjude53(01:30:42 (UTC)):Yes honey...... and I will be Living very soon.. Thats On thursday around 2am-4am..... and the Contract is Going to determine On how Fast and hard working I am ... which I will be financing,, ,But thats Not the Issue... you are someone I just cant hide it from you.. thats why I am tellling you... I should finish everything in 4-5weeks time and afterwards I am done with everything and would be Moving to ..... As I told you sometime during Our chat...
williamsjude53(01:32:54 (UTC)):Honey are you There ???
Anonymous(01:33:09 (UTC)):Sorry I thought you were still typing
williamsjude53(01:33:18 (UTC)):okay Honey..
Anonymous (01:33:19 (UTC)):Where are you going
williamsjude53(01:33:27 (UTC)):I am Going To Ghana Honey...
Anonymous(01:33:59 (UTC)):Are you happy about it
williamsjude53(01:34:18 (UTC)):Well Honey I am happy and sad at the same time baby...
williamsjude53(01:34:40 (UTC)):because i am leaving you in the States all alone for 5 weeks...
williamsjude53(01:35:01 (UTC)):and Very happy honey because meaning I will be with you soon... forever Honey..
Anonymous (01:35:07 (UTC)):Will we be able to chat
williamsjude53(01:35:15 (UTC)):and take decisions and plans together..
Anonymous (01:36:40 (UTC)):Will we be able to chat
williamsjude53(01:37:03 (UTC)):So tomorrow would be a very busy day for me... I will be going to pay for the Barns and the Vertinary doctor to be taking care Of Bunny for me till I come back.. and also..go the embassy... and get everything settle everything.... and as well.. go to the Office to signout from Work...
williamsjude53(01:38:39 (UTC)):But the Point here right Now.. is.. I will have to rush tomorrow and get a Laptop and an Iphone or andriod phone that uses a sim card or else i would not be able to chat with you.. Honey.. But tomorrow would be very busy for me Honey... and i dont have anyone to get me that... I wish you could help me with them so that when I get there i will seeif there is any Cyber Cafe around andthen let you have my address....
williamsjude53(01:39:25 (UTC)):so you try and send them to me... just to be able to get intouch with you all the time Honey... and keep the reciept so that when i come Home i return your funds you used to get me the gadget Honey...If only you can..
williamsjude53(01:39:33 (UTC)):if not .......please please dont bother Okay..
williamsjude53(01:40:12 (UTC)):When i get there and there is a Cyber Cafe in the Northern Part which i Will be then fine... I will make sure I pay everytime and meet you online..
williamsjude53(01:40:31 (UTC)):because I planned On getting these later No.. until this just came Up.....
williamsjude53(01:41:05 (UTC)):So am a Little worried.. on that. because heard that country is very third world country and poor... high level of illetracy..
williamsjude53(01:41:24 (UTC)):I just cant wait to come To Be with you.. babyt:X
Anonymous (01:44:04 (UTC)):I'm trying to fully understand what you've typed so bear with me.
williamsjude53(01:44:22 (UTC)):Okay Honey..
williamsjude53(01:44:42 (UTC)):Just ask me anything everything.. and i wont hide anything... will tell you everything ........
Anonymous (01:45:26 (UTC)):Do you know where it needs to be sent?
williamsjude53(01:46:41 (UTC)):well Honey.. all I will like you to do is.. to Get me them so that when I get to Ghana I will make sure I search for a Cyber Cafe.. so I let you have where it will be sent through Okay.. But I thiink Definitely there should be Fed-Ex..
williamsjude53(01:47:45 (UTC)):But for Now.. I cant mention it.. I dont want anything to go wrongly Honey..
williamsjude53(01:48:26 (UTC)):and am Not delighted in this... for letting you help me with them.. if only I had someone I trusted I would not bother you at all... and if it wasnt that Imprompt
On Jun 19, 2013, at 11:04 PM, Jude Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
''Without you I am nothing; with you I am everything...
Love You ....... Good bye.for Now.. and Know that
I am always with you.. Kisses baby.. sweet dreams and sleep tight
This is a texted message I received once Jude arrived in Ghana (supposedly)
Hello Babe how have you been for the past few hours?? I have really missed you and in tears now baby.. When i got to the Airport i was mistakenly picked up by a fake driver and was pushed out of the Car.. And got robbed i am soo not my self right now and regretting this.. They took my briefcase containing all my documents and my Funds which was 70,000usd which i needed some declaration before i could carry that huge some along to Ghana... Baby i have reported the case to the police station.. And lucky for me it was announced and the real driver called Isaac came for me from the police station.. So as at now.. I am in a very dirty small cyber cafe emailing you now and my driver is outside waiting for me in the car.. However he has accomodated me to sleep in his small sitting room... Until they are able to investigate the theft case.. Hmm really havent eaten an dont even much funds in my wallet.. But about 200usd which i will use tomorrow for fuel and for some food... Baby please kindly try and let me hear from you as soon as possible okay....and try as much as possible to get me the phone and laptop too so that i will be able to start some little work at least the blueprint which i have some scetched ones in my email draft... Please Babe. Dont worry i would be fine and i pray i just find my laggage and funds or else i am doomed baby... Hmmmm i will be here in the cafe for a while so when you see this reply me okay and let me know you are fine at least that one alone would make me happy... Kisses Babe and have a great time.. Missing you and homr already soo much... Hate to meet my birthday in a mess like this hmm..'
anonymous from United Kingdom
hi I see I have been put on here !! for scamming?? the truth is it is a staff sgt harriet anzaldua who scammed me and I reported her and they say it so they have been putting me on different scam sites telling everyone from whats on here to im a killer who is a mute!!
Unfortunately scammers can do this to people when they get upset when reporting the scammers and then tries to blackmail people to silence in this way ,if you have been reported onto this site write the admin and explain your situation that you have been scammed and scammers posts you here on this site as a scammer ,as I do not know where on this site the postings are I could have deleted them for you .Here below the email address to our admin.
If you have material you would like to share and report,please open up a thread for this scam, link below here and follow instructions just.I need to inform you that the real scammer is not the woman on the photos ,it is stolen online and used in scams,this sort of scams originates from Ghana and Nigeria .
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Age 56 Marital Status Widow(er)
Gender Man Has Children One
Location Alexandria, VA Birth Date December 14th
Height 5'9'' Sexual Orientation Heterosexual
BodyType Perfect Would you date someone with children? Maybe
Ethnicity / Race: White / Caucasian Religion: Christian
Occupation: Other Looking for: A long-term relationship
Sign: It's not important Color of eyes: Blue
Color of hair: Brown Style of hair: Medium straight hair
Looks: Average Live in: House
Lives: With children always Education level: PhD
Annual income: It’s not important Sense of humor: Sometimes I'm funny
In shape? I’m in very good shape Importance of religion: Very religious
Goes out: Once or twice a week Longest relationship: More than 5 years
Sex is: Important Drinks? Occasionally
Gender Woman Age 45-55
Who lives up to 1000 miles away Marital Status Single, Separated, Divorced, Widow(er)
BodyType It's not important Height It's not important
I am active, very optimistic, kind, life-loving, hard-working, caring, romantic and energetic person. Self-development and healthy way of life are very important to me. I don’t smoke. I am flexible and I am not afraid of changes in my life.
She lost $40000 in an internet scam
June 07th, 2013 –
In a magazine I read about a Danish woman who lost 250000 kr (about $40000) when she thought that she had found the love of her life. She created a profile on an internet dating site and she got in touch with a man who said that he was from the UK. He was very handsome, and he told her that his wife had died in an accident, and he wrote that he was looking a reliable and honest women to spend the rest of his life with. They chatted, talked on the phone and exchanged text messages. He sent her hundreds of sweet text messages.
He told her that he would come to Denmark when he had finished his job in Nigeria and then they would get married and spend the rest of their lives together. After some time he started telling her about the bad things that happened in Nigeria. He told her that he was mugged, that he needed money for hospital bills, bribe and many other things. One day he told her that he was going to arrive and she went to the airport to pick him up, but he never showed up. He called her and told her that he had been involved in an accident on the way to the airport and that he needed more money for the hospital bills. She sent the money to him. Now she knows that he was scammer, and she has reported him to the police. She hopes to get the money back one day.