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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.
. I love friends and family, I am a lot of fun and make friends easily. I love life, love my family and still have some love to share with a special lady. Life can be lonely without someone... I am a person who is very real when it comes to life and its' issues. Am honest, kind caring, affectionate, good sense of humor, easy going, free thinker, trustworthy and respect the lives of other people..... I'm a man that is living life as it comes to me. I don't worry about tomorrow, for it will be here no matter what I do. The best days of my life are yet to come... am looking for someone who will love and care about me for a long time relationship that can lead to marriage. Although I would consider myself a romantic, I don't believe that life is about the 'grand passion. ' In reality it is more about comfortable comrade.
I look into the future with hope and would like to create a relationship based on respect, understanding, trust and love. Seeking a relationship with longevity and not just something will end in just a blink of an eye. I have a great sense of humor and can dish it out to make a sad day enjoyable.
I'm a soldier in the USA army as a commander but now in Iraq for a peace keeping mission . left with two month for me to retire in the army .
Do you have Skype?
HI, the person,you named Tom Chris as I recognized the picture had asked me to be friends in fb.. He said that he is from Chicago..He did not scam me yet...bec. I immediately told him that its hard to know the guy by messaging only..I stopped it then...he sent me the same photo..attached..the reason I recognized him in your site..thank u..
Claimed wife and baby died during childbirth. Wanted money to get back to see you. Prays on women, claims to live in Seattle, WA and a civil engineer that is working in Thailand. using FB and dating sites(twoo), possible other social media. have used names as Michael Smith, Michael, Chris, Chris Michael and Steve James. Michael 52, phone number# 253-470-8201 email address: email@example.com.
Ladies and Gentlemen that has been scammed for their monetary assets due to love or empathy. Don't give up on love just give up relying on dating sites for the love that God already has in store for you.
His last profession of Dying Love to me after a few weeks
Hi, Dear!Have missed you so much and I love you very much - since the very first day we talked I knew it! I knew it since that day we first chat,that we are meant for each other. It was as if sparkles of lights were dancing between us and we couldn't stop and couldn't contain ourselves by just chatting with one another. Our heartbeats beat as one since our hearts have been already been united by a union that only eternity can sustained. Every detail and movement in our body counts, every breath is significant since we have decided to live as one, to breathe as one. Our hearts met and spoke a language of silence that only the two of us could decipher. And since that day my life has taken its twist.you make me feel complete
I think this is very sad, This guy is good or at least thought he was good. Never got a dime from me and never would have. Why would a person prey on a person vulnerabilities? Only a COWARD hides behind another person identity and how to's from the internet on being romantic. I say to you go to hell with your eyes wide open you are lower than scum. But the ultimate is the use of a dead woman and child for sympathy now that is an all time low.
Good choice! You saved your self from a scammer that only wants you hard earned money and has no intentions or genuine interest in you. You will also lean how to spot scammers way earlier when doing some home work which is worth the trouble instead of wasting time and energy on scammers online.
Miss Marple from United States
RE:2015-01-13, 08:41:45 (updated: 2015-01-13, 08:43:55)
anonymous from Vietnam
Do you have letters saved from this scammer? Post them here and especially the asking for money. Strangers asking for money online regard that as a scammer. Please block him from your email and other ways you are having contact with hi.
Michael Smith, Michael, Chris, Chris Michael and Steve James.
I am sorry that you have met a scammer online, even if you did not sent any money the feeling is still though that someone has abused your emotions. Scammers do not have any remorse or any guilty feelings towards anyone and all they think about is to rob peoples hard earned money. The man on the photos is probably not aware that scammers from Nigeria has came over his photos to be abused in scams. Please aloud your self to heal and learn from this experience, and maybe you can spot a scammer like this earlier and not get your emotional part take over in this way for a scammer that just waits to scam you. Use critical thinking when communicating with people online. Read articles on scams and how scammers operates and next time you will not even fall for this again. The links below are reports where the letter posted by you from the scammer is partly used in other scams and can be traced to Nigeria. If you wonder about anything feel free to ask and I am sure I can help you out. Stay safe online!
tel The phone number provided were:
Another mobile is +44 7407 101007
Jerry Tom, firstname.lastname@example.org
same person same numbers - stuck on an oil rig
Many thanks for your email, I 'm pleased to have met you on be2 and I hope we get to learn more about each other soon.. I'm Richard Edgar by the way (last name Edgar), I am originally from Canada but I spent almost all my life growing up in England. I only moved here recently for contract talks and negotiation but already thinking of relocating here because of the beautiful city and warm people. I have also leaved in America but for a short stay. My Dad is from Canada and my Mum is Brazilian. I spent some years growing up in Canada because my dad worked for a construction company over there. After my masters in oil and gas I went ahead to work for an oil company in Canada for ten years before I relocated back to England. So I have a blend of various cultures and ways of living. I am here with my son who's 9 years old in few days but it is quite unfortunate that there is no one to call mummy since I lost my wife 3 years ago. They say the good things come to those who wait. I have waited for three years for a woman. What make me happy are the simple things of life.
I must say truthfully that I'm completely new to online dating.....lol... I must say thank you again for your email, I do appreciate it a lot. When you've actually lived, I think you realize it's the simple things that really matters, and the quiet in-between moments that help define happiness. I've had what I consider a wonderful life all these years and have so far 'lived fully', however that being said I've also had a few bad times. I've lost friends and family, I've seen plenty of hardship & suffering in my World so I appreciate what I do have and don't sweat the small stuff.
Well life has a way of cutting short the joy someone has... I can only say I miss my late wife and I'm not looking for a replacement but willing to start a new chapter of my life with the hope of finding love more than I've ever felt with anyone, leaving my past behind and moving on to find happiness in someone else because no one on earth would live for eternity... rather we hope to live long and see our children's- children living in happiness so we can finally die having great thoughts of a successful life at old age.
I'm driven by the creativity around me as a person, hard-working, generous, kind, considerate, compassionate and ethical- I always try to do the right thing-even though that's usually the more difficult path there but for the Grace of God - these are words that I always keep in mind, and do my utmost best to live by. Love to laugh and make jokes (really, who doesn't?), hearing others do so brings me great joy. Few things make me smile more than hearing the unrestrained laughter of children.
I’m in favor of quality over quantity, in all aspects of my life. I've had the opportunity of traveling round most European countries and a few Asian countries as my job takes me around as a Petroleum Geologist (Bsc Geology and Msc Petroleum Engineering), I buy, Develop and Sell Crude Oil, at the moment I am in the process of opening a Petroleum Oil and Gas Company.
I love cars and I have a weakness for shirts and shoes when shopping. I love music, movies, sports, and trying out new experiences in life. I love my son and I am open to whatever my Partner wants; if you already have one/some that's great.
Writing about one's self is not really easy you know...at the moment this is all I can remember....lol... You seem like a really sweet individual, I hope we get to be really good friends for a start and i get to read from you again soon also.
The life quote i love so much goes this way in saying... '' tomorrow is a gift and a mystery waiting to be unveiled, that's why we call today present''
Hoping to hear from you soon and do have a lovely week ahead...
Larry Edgar - must be 11 now. was nine in 2013.
Birthday is May.