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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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2014-12-22, 11:30:56
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

for Delphians
  and all
Delphi friends :)

2014-12-22, 19:26:16
~Bax! from United States  
Hi Domi!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also
and to All family and friends. God Bless.
2014-12-30, 04:17:53
anonymous from Netherlands  
I got an email from MATHEW MOORE ( and this was his firs email.

I am Matthew Moore, you gave me your email on International cupid and am pretty much delighted to meet you, and quite frankly aside the fact that i am an optimistic person naturally i want this to be the first of several mails that we would have over the coming years ...hopefully.
Well basically, i have spent over 40 years on this earth, i would like to think i still have another 40 to give before i troll I tend to see the world in black and white most times and i also give a lot of attention to the finer things in life..of course this can be attributed to my being an artist. I am currently based in the UK, and have been here for a few years now, however i am American born. I have a son that i adore a lot.... in fact Mark has been my backbone over the years... he has gone through quite a lot. especially after the messy divorce with his mother..really quite a lot and i do not intend to have him go through any more. uhmm....okay that is enough about me... tell me about yourself ................
I heard women from your country are really nice and homely, am i wrong? My phone number is +447024036339
honey if we are really serious about this relationship, we will both have to delete our profile from the cupid site just to avoid distraction, hope you understand honey
I honestly hope to hear from you darling

...uhm that is me and Mark dearie


How are you today? So i guess you would want to know more about me i am on a slightly broader sheet
I'm originally from Midland Georgia in America, but i moved to the UK a couple of years back and have almost become one of them.... Of course i haven't forgotten they were once our
Honey please make sure you always read my mail and understand me very well, I am certain that this will strengthen our relationship.
Truthfully, I never wanted to go into any relationship until I was introduced to online dating by a marriage counselor, and a few hours into our bonding i am beginning to sense something here.... I can't particularly place my finger on it though.
I'm a Mechanical Engineer, I formerly worked with one of the Oil Multinational company here in the UK, before I quit to face my art Gallery personal Business I serve as the field manager in London for 3years, more so I am the C.E.O of TW Mark's Art and Craft Gallery,
I am a Christian (Catholic) and a God fearing man, and i do believe He plays a very important part in every single thing that happens to us every single day.
Without blowing my trumpet and with all humility i am a very ambitious person, optimistic, playful, hard working, devoted, intelligent, trusting, genuine, honest, sincere, witty and easy going man with lots of joy, love and happiness to offer to my true love and Mrs. right. I'm very passionate and emotional in all areas of my life. I am very responsible and try to eat right; hence I make sure that I keep fit so I don’t get a pot belly .
I have always believed in a healthy relationship though I have not had one in a long time, It is important to be passionate, romantic, caring, with lots of laughter to keep the body and soul going.
Please darling if you know you are interested in me please I will like you to remove your profile from the Dating site so that we can concentrate on each other and avoid distractions, I have deleted my profile.
I will also like you to snap some photos and send to me Hope to hear from you soon. Here are some pictures of my precious son

Darling remember This is my phone number +447024036339,
I wrote you a short poem dear... I hope you like it


My heart is empty without love
I am waiting for my Love
When she comes into my life
That day is the beautiful day of my life
Today I just imagine about her
A shadow of her is sometimes
Come in my eyes
At that time my heartbeat is going on high level
But I don’t recognize her picture
I don’t understand how she comes in my life
How I get my Love
But one thing is sure
She come in my life and Love me
I am just waiting for my Love

He sent me pics with a baby boy

2014-12-30, 04:20:30
anonymous from Netherlands  
the pic of the scammer who says he owns a gallery in UK

2014-12-30, 04:21:19
anonymous from Netherlands  
Another pic of him MATHEW MOORE

2014-12-30, 04:22:03
anonymous from Netherlands  
More pic.
sorry but this scammer sent me like 10 pics. just want every one to see and avoid him

2014-12-30, 04:22:38
anonymous from Netherlands  
Another one

2014-12-30, 09:24:58
Miss Marple from United States  
Thanks,Yes scammers sends often plenty of photos that is part of the scam to look like real as possible for the victims and using photos with children and especially to female victims to get the emotional side reacting and become vulnerable for the scammer. It is all part of the scam so victims will open up the wallets when the scammer asks for money. It seems for me that this scammer likes the number 12 for some reason. Please block the scammer from your email address and do not let the scammer bother you no more.

in fact Mark has been my backbone over the years... he has gone through quite a lot. especially after the messy divorce with his mother.

Over the years? the child cannot be more than a year or two at the most.

honey if we are really serious about this relationship, we will both have to delete our profile from the cupid site just to avoid distraction
Typical scammer behavior ,the scammer wants the victim for him self and demands the victim to delete the account on the dating site so he can manipulate the victim into the scam.




2014-12-30, 09:29:01
Miss Marple from United States  
@Domi,Bax, delphians and friends '' Happy New Year!''

2014-12-30, 12:58:48
anonymous from Netherlands  
Miss Marple from USA,
thank you my dear. i am so glad that i sensed something weird and odd about this idiot
How can he call me honey, love etc without knowing me?
wen i replied him the first time, he didnt asnwer any questions i answered, instead he was talking irrelevant things and that business of sending me his number at the first emial was so stupid of him.
I am glad i had the ability to realise tht this so called MATHEW MOORE is scam. infact after posting here, i sent him a link to this website and let him know that he has been discovered.

that is the man who says he works out to keep off the pot belly. uh!

2014-12-30, 13:37:15
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2014-12-30, 12:58:48
anonymous from Netherlands

You are very welcome! Scammers do not usually call people by name for the reason that scammers has several victims they are conning in the same time and are using templates that are copied and pasted and simply can just push on the send button. Scammers are also known to be coming on very strong on victims and seduce the victims with calling people for honey,sweetie,baby or love. This is the grooming stage in the scam to convince victims into falling in love. The reason why they do not answer any questions is that they do not read or even care what the victims are asking for. Scammers are working in gangs and usually the one who are on the dating sites just harvests victims for other scammers in the scam group. Scammers are actually stupid in the sense that they do not know who is critical or not among the people they are trying to scam and just counting on peoples gullible side and sends out mails with information about them selves that do not match their photos at all. Victims that are critical and read what the scammer actually says can be saved from the scammers attempt because of this.

Do not let scammers know about anti scam sites and where they are reported let scammers wonder and let them do their own researches! Please be careful with confronting scammers as they can become nasty to people.
2014-12-30, 15:55:10
anonymous from United States  
Thank You Very much Miss Marple!

I give my Best Wishes and hopes for a Greatly Blessed New Year!
To you and yours and All Friends!
~Bax! Dec. 2014
2014-12-30, 20:27:20
OJAS from United States  
I join sending my Best Wishes for a Happy New Year for all delphians and contributors. :-)
2014-12-30, 21:55:40
Miss Marple from United States  
How Online Love Scams Are Costing Australians A Fortune

Online dating and romance scams continue to lure in Australians with figures this week showing people have lost more than $23 million this year alone, with average individual losses at $21,000 – three times higher than other types of fraud.

Love scam picture from Shutterstock

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) set up the Scam Disruption Project in August to help target those it believes have been caught in such scams. Over three months it sent 1,500 letters to potential victims in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

The figures released this week show that 50 people have been scammed, losing a total $1.7 million – that’s an average of $34,000 per victim. Almost three quarters of the scams were dating and romance related, which saw it evolve into the number one category of fraud victimisation.

Romance scams continue to pose a problem – despite the efforts of the police and ACCC – so why is it that people continue to fall for them?

Read more here:

2014-12-31, 12:22:14   (updated: 2014-12-31, 12:27:28)
OJAS from United States  
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