@ anonymous from United States 2009-03-15, 05:55:02
We need more information! eg. copies of emails or IM msg's. The header that comes with all emails. To show full headers go here: http://www.spamcop..._headers/
Scammers are predominantly MEN regardless whose photos they send.
Scammers rarely use their own photo's. In case you or someone you know comes across them in real life.
The one in the photo's you have is probably also a victim of the scam!
I was going to post something like what you have, but had to rush out! By the way you did a better job than I could have!
Keep up the good work Agent 86, and thanks again!
anonymous from United States
Hello again Anonymous From the US
I found this photo posted as Gifty Frimpong on page 3 of that thread.
Also found another photo there very similar to yours.
I will post both here for you to compare with your photo's.
To find the Gifty thread go to the top of this page and on the left select Dating Scam's
Then on the main menu in the center of the page select [ Full List Here ]
Its blue in color. When the list loads use the tab on the right to scroll down.
Your lucky she is listed in about the top 50 easy to find. Click on Gifty Frimpong
and on page 3 of that thread you will find where, I got these photo's from.
Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'// This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Gifty Frimpong
Scam artist - cassandra17
Profile - Seeking Male ages 26 - 41, Within 5 miles of North Adams, MA
Relationship Type: No Preference.
The scam -
The first message she send.
How are you? Good to read from you and i have view your profile and i wil like to get to know you more begtter if there is anything you would like to know more about me you can send me an email to email@example.com and i will get back to you..
First issue here - she gave me email without even speaking to me or knowing me. She view my profile and she decided to get to know me better even though I have no pictures in my profile, how odd and then she asks me to email her any further inquiry about herself.
This is just an easy way for a scam artist to get you email.
So I decided to be creative and I send her a PM via yahoo messenger.
here is her first response.
(5:51:57 PM) cassandra.molis: I'm Cassandra Molis I am 31 yrs old and originally from MA United States presently living Lagos Nigeria, I am 5' 7' with Brown blonde hair ,Brown eyes. I have a daughter her name is mary she is 7yrs old living with me, I am outgoing and friendly, very neat, clean, easy to get along with and love making people around me laugh.. I don't smoke or do drug's. I am a pet lover and in my spare time I love writing poems.
This should send an auto alert to your brain.
Then came this.
(5:56:43 PM) TG: so what are you doing in Nigeria?
(5:57:17 PM) cassandra.molis: Me and my mom moved to nigeria due to things after the death of my father in the states.
The American who posted the photo's is looking for help.
There is no judgment being put out there. What would you have the guy do ?
He needs to find out if He's being scammed. If He is not allowed to post things here
and get help finding out what the truth is.
Posting a bunch of photos on an ANTI scam site and asking ' does anyone know this person?, she says her name is Helina!' That is downright irresponsible. Let him post some evidence as to why it is a scam.
If it turns out that she is NOT a scammer and is real and lovable then it is too late to get her photos back off this site.
I have no doubt he needs help. But there are too many posts on this site where someone just posts a photo and asks ' anyone know this one'? !!
anonymous from United States
Hello Hidden from The US
Let me tell You in plain easy to understand terms.
If Your unable to come up with another way to solve the scamming problem.
Stop trying to say Oh the poor innocent ones that get their photo posted.
If they are innocent then there should be no problem even if their photo remains
on here. The scammers are cleaning out millions of dollars and hurting many people
every day. If someone asks for help by your logic we may as well let them be scammed.
It would be nice to live in a perfect world where this never happens.
We could have people put their own e mail address on here then get back to them ?
NOT !!!!!!!!!! Would You put your Email address on this site ? No you wouldn't
because you know like, I know you would be flooded with scammers.
Playing like a Ostrich with your head firmly up your ass helps no one in need now.
So as, I said a moment ago if you have a better way to help others then bring it on.
If You don't have a working solution then shut up. Can we wait for the Government
to help everyone ? The Government took over the Brothel in Nevada after they
seized it. It went bankrupt. LOL Think about that They were selling Booze and
Sex and went broke. Any idiot could make money selling Booze & Hookers.
So pardon me if, I don't wait around sitting on my hands hoping they will fight
the scamming epidemic. If you were one of the victims which by the way you sound like
your not ? You would not hesitate to try get some help for yourself.
Whats more important to You, making a statement about privacy rights or seeing
people getting help the only way they can find any ?
If your not part of the solution your part of the problem.
I am a homeless Disabled Vietnam Veteran. Where the hell was my rights when,
I was screwed by scammers. They sure as hell don't give a damn who & how they
hurt people. If it were not for this site as imperfect as it is, I would not have been
helped. Some people can't see the forest for the tree's. Open your eye's.
Help someone and quit trying to stop others that are trying to do good in this world.
Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'// Thanks for quoting me.
Goodmorning or Afternoon there?how are you doing today good i guess anyway i'm doing fine here as well...I just want to tell you more about me:
I am a single lady,never been married,no kids,I work in a dress shop as a Sales girl,I am very outgoing,communicative,easy going,outspoken,I am also a very Romantic type,love to cuddle,hold hands while walking,I'm trustworthy so far as people tell me maybe I'm just laid back,lol...I also tend to have a good heart with so much of love to give and to recieve.I am alone child as well,parents are late now though,lost them to an auto accident sometime back on their way to OH,presently I live with my step mom here because she's from Nigeria,I love watching Movies,Television,listening to Music,Singing,Reading,Writing poems,Swimming,playing Basketball.Now I guess a question will come to your mind(Why is she Single)isn't it...ok ok,I used to have a boyfriend but I broke up with him,I caught him on bed with my best close friend,you know how that is,it's a SHOCK,lol...so this led me to break up with him,was I right by that decision???
I seek for a complete honest man,who will come home to me,love me,adore me,a strong man with a strong heart who will want our relationship to last forever,a compassionate man,one with good heart and know how to handle matters,I want a lover not a fighter,lol I am committed life to living to the fullest and in growing as a person. Having fun is very important to me and I am looking for someone with whom I can share life's experiences and grow together in faith and love with.
My ideal match is someone who has a zest for life,someone who can have laugh and have fun but,and at the same time,he most be responsible and serious. Someone with whom I share a strong physical and emotional connection. In the long-term, I believe that it is essential that we share similar values and that we have excellent communication with one another.I love to cook all types of food but I have no one to share a meal with-so I cook only when I have to. would u like to have a meal with me.
Its a pretty good here in Lagos, Nigeria anyway but its a little bit sunny and I dont have Choice had to live here like that and i will be coming back to the state anytime soon, just want to find someone nice before i come because im ready to sacrifice myself the right man not the wrong man and make me happy,....Hmmmm I guess enough is being said about me.
Mariam Mahmoud - Ghana - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your email and i will like to meet you.
Pls see documents attached to you and reply to me if you can handle the transfer of the money to your self in your country. Its money $12,405,000 that late Father left for me and he went to Law court here in Ghana to swore OATH that the money should not release to me unless someone like you stand as FOREIGN PARTNER/INVESTOR.
Pls reply to me now if you can handle this. See all the documents and read and reply to me asap.