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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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2015-08-17, 09:08:50
anonymous from United States  
This is a picture of the guy from OkCupid dating site. Now I know it's not really him. His name is John, works for IBM out of Chicago. I tried contacting him but haven't heard back. I guess some people don't care if someone is stealing photos of them and their family.

2015-08-17, 17:10:39
Miss Marple from United States  
2015-08-17, 09:08:50
anonymous from United States

I do not think it is about that people do not care if their photos are stolen more likely that they are not aware that their photos are stolen and also it can be that there is not much anyone can do anything about it either. Contacting people and informing someone that their photos are stolen and used in scams can be very upsetting for the individual in question. They are also victims in the scam as well.
2015-08-17, 17:53:08
anonymous from United States  
True Miss Marple. I'm not saying he's not upset but I would want to know what pictures and try to make my life as private as possible via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

This Russian guy has pics of this guy and his daughter not one but two pics. I guess I don't understand not wanting to know but I guess that's why I'm so investigative and want answers.I want to stop this scammer from invading people's lives as well as taking money from them.
2015-08-17, 19:25:23
Miss Marple from United States  
2015-08-17, 17:53:08
anonymous from United States

Well sometimes humans react differently to the knowledge of abused photos in scams and if someone used for instance my photos I would be of course all upset. I know you want to understand but sometimes it is not in our reach to do so, do not let this take you so hard in something you cannot do so much about. There are people that had their photos stolen what I have been reading online, and they had tried to do whatever to stop the abusement, but scammers do not care of course as long as they do money on the photos they will abuse them. Scammers sells further stolen photos to other scammers and the circle will never end.
2015-08-17, 19:40:57
Miss Marple from United States  
2015-08-17, 17:53:08
anonymous from United States

Could you post information on the scammer you met as full name, nick name used,introduction mail, email address, phone number, and photos the scammer is using so other people can be warned. Thank you. I am sorry that you have met an scammer.
2015-08-18, 10:52:23   (updated: 2015-08-18, 10:54:15)
anonymous from United States  
Yes, I met him on OkCupid, he says he lives in Sunnyvale and working in Africa to build a hospital. His phone number is out of Garden Grove, CA 714-589-8217 and he left me two voicemail's as well as we spoke and texted. He is using several photos that belong to another guy out of Chicago. He goes by William but his Username on OkCupid was 'NiceGent'.
Here are the photos he had on the dating site as well as some he texted me.

2015-08-18, 10:55:25
anonymous from United States  
Another one he sent me via the cell phone as a selfie the other photo above is of him and a friend co-worker he has 2 pics of them together

2015-08-19, 00:18:51
anonymous from Malaysia  
I am from Malaysia , know one of guy via Facebook name Daniel christopher passport no. 458920781 phone number +447700308294 adress : 212 victor street 234 Manchester united kingdom working as drilling engeenier at Genesis oil & gas consultants ltd, London branch, after that that guy was send to me one parcel us a diplomatic courier and mention me it's your company courier services, after 4 day have one Malay girl call inform my parcel is at kuching, serawak and I must pay 3,500 for duties and clerence, I want to know where I can check are that guy are your staff and that not scammers, here I attached the passport, pictures, and courier slip, please and my e-mail :

2015-08-19, 00:20:29
anonymous from Malaysia  
Copy of passport don't know it true or fake

2015-08-19, 00:21:50
anonymous from Malaysia  
The guy pictures

2015-08-19, 00:22:43
anonymous from Malaysia  
With him daughter

2015-08-19, 13:28:43
OJAS from United States  
The British passport is fake.

The reason already posted in another thread.
2015-08-19, 19:40:20   (updated: 2015-08-19, 19:42:26)
Miss Marple from United States  
Yes, MUGUSHOP at its best LOL

2015-08-20, 14:33:33
OJAS from United States  
Thanks MM, LOL X LOL!
2015-08-29, 19:41:07
Hi guys am from Nigeria can someone pls confirm to a girl I like that am not a scammer?
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