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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 have the same question as anonymous from the States. I have posted a scammer too and someone has deleted my informations and photos. How is it possible that someone can change or delete my postings? I don't understand this. I have enough documents and emails to evidence that this person is a scammer. Thanks for informations.
OJAS from United States
Data was lost from the server, not just this thread, but ALL THREADS!
anonymous from United States
I was contacted by someone name Paul Williams in senior people meet... his nickname in there is Newloveworks01 and his yahoo messenger id is caringlover51. He was very quick to ask me to move the conversation from message emails in senior meet to yahoo messenger. Then very quickly he told me he was of Germen descent and was adopted.
Here is part of what he said.. am going to paste it.... I cut off the conversation because it sounded way to familiar to a conversation to another one I had from some other guy a while back after one day on a trial 2 day membership that I cancelled, and now I am trying to remember that name... Do any of you know this name?
I couldn't get outta here fast enough !!!
I am just hoping he wasn't a hacker.... but wanted to pass these names along... I mean he may not be a scammer... but my gut says he is
I have 3 photos... 2 that were on senior people meet, and one that he had on the yahoo messenger... I will try to post them all, if they wont go all on this one post, I will post them one after each other.
ok.. here is it..
Paul Williams(11/12/2011 5:53:13 AM) : Well, i really don't like it anymore in East Orange, by the way, i am new to the states, and i had been in the states for 4months now, i move to the states after so many things that had happened to me in Germany..
Paul Williams(11/12/2011 5:54:13 AM) : I'm 100% German, i was born and raised in a Catholic orhanage home in Berlin Germany, but i was adopted at the age of 8 by American parents in Germany, but they had passed away now
Paul Williams(11/12/2011 5:59:47 AM) : It's been 7yrs since my loving wife passed away, and i haven't date since then,
Paul Williams(11/12/2011 6:01:49 AM) : Ok, i would love to stay in touch, would you be online later tonight?
No matter how you you look at it.. These men and women ..whether they use someone elses pictures or not..they are selling a picture of a body regardless.. making them internet men whores & internet prostitutes.. They are putting these pictures off as them selves and selling them for money.. Like it or not.. their customers are internet Johns.. Sad label ..but true.. Regardless of what they try to sell to their customers.. We are paying for their attention,, This world is getting really bad when you have to pay for attention.. I am not belittleing anyone.. I have also been a victim.. Truth hurts.. and it has made me nothing but suspious and bitter.. They are now thick on FB.. One was confessing his love by seeing nothing but my picture.. It makes me sick...
anonymous from United States
Answer to my own question I posted last week.. Yes these people will steal someones idenity and their life.. The man I was talking to was a well known childrens doctor from Jacksonville, Florida.. Yesterday he asked me for $4000.. I called the hospital ti inquire about him..and spoke to the real doctor.. He assured me the man was an imposter.. First red flag I had ..was he was in the Republic of Benin doing volunteer work.. Asking me for money was the dead give-away.. At least I was able to let the real Doctor know what was going on.... Now I have a so called Federal Agent named Mark Thomas harrassing me to send him money so he can investigate William Cross aka Bill Andrea.. He got my name from a Greg Fisher who I met on FB.. Greg Fisher said he was from my home town.. But didnt realize there are only 5 buisnesses here.. Couldnt tell me the closest towns to do shopping.. Deleted him real quick.. FB is getting to be full of Scammers also.. They love you and cherish you within minutes..They get deleted in seconds..
anonymous from Switzerland
I have posted the scammer Amigo Roberts in Male Dating Scammers. If I open the whole scammer list and search the scammer then I can't open it. There are no information and no photos. I got the submitted email to add and change my comments and photos and through this link I can open my posting but it is not possible if I want open the posting through Male Dating Scammers. What's the problem in my posting?
anonymous from United States
I think I'm communicating right now with a scammer. I'm on Match right now and some guy is IMing me. Says he lives/works in NY but is from London. Wants my email ID right away. He gave his email as this: firstname.lastname@example.org
This scammer very smooth. I met him on Senior People Meet. His user ID was newlycreation. His email address is email@example.com His phone number is (410) 929-8479. He claims to be 60 years old, born on June 14th in Germany and lived in Texas since the age of 11. He claims to be a contracting electrical enginneer who graduated with a BS degree from Adelaide University in Australia, and graduated from St. Thomas High School in Houston, TX. He goes by the name of Jeffrey (Jeff) Fletcher, who is supposedly widowed from losing his wife in a car accident. Claims to have a 25 year old son named Emanual who is also an engineer in a small firm in Houston, TX. States he has a disabled brother named Fred and currently resides in Hurlock, Maryland.
This individual persuades women to remove themselves from dating websites, citing his subscription has expired and sending emails is the best way to get to know someone when he takes an interest in a woman he believes in being a one woman man. He talks of love, a future with you and the things he dreams about the two of you doing as a couple. He finesses women with poems, music from You Tube and other things women want to hear and see. He tends to prey upon middle aged women who he thinks is financially established. He will ask the woman a series of questions about falling in love, what would you do on a first date, nd one of the questions he ask them is if they are financially stable.
This individual will correspond with you for about 2 weeks, speaking of big contracts he has that once he has completed, you can begin planning a future with him. He claims to be religiously oriented and speaks of prayer often. He will even go to the point of asking you to pray for him. He may make one telephone call to you, but the accent does not match his heritage. You try to contact him back and you get repeated voicemails. If you text, you receive a message on your cell phone that you are texting to a land line.
The catcher is he will send you a final email when he thinks he's got you where he wants you and tells you this sad story that his bank account was frozen for 30 days and it may compromise an upcoming contract he has signed off on in another country. He tells you that he needs money for airfare, hotel expenses and incidentals, working permits, etc. He claims to have received a loan from a bank, borrowed money from a friend, and you are the only person that can help him come up with the difference....an access of $10,000 and asks you to wire it to him. When you let him know that you know what he is up to, he drops all contact with you. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Jeffrey (Jeff) Fletcher
I just dont understand these people.. I was raised to have respect for my fellow person.. I realize most of these people are from Nigeria.. But not all of them are.. I know there are some from my country.. Why...when they know most of these people have suffered so much heart ache in the past. whether is from a failed relationship or marriage or from death they try to feed off their hurt.. They are like maggots.. They try to add more heartache and some people can be pushed to the edge.. I know.. I was there.. I really wanted to believe there was somebody who truly cared for me.. And if it wasnt enough he bamnkrupted me and made me feel like a fool and used.. He dumped me..then started coming back as other men trying to get me to do the same stupid mistakes.. I know it is him..because he slips up and says something..only the 1st one would have known.. I got off all the dating sites and changed my email address and have blocked him.. but he goes on FB..and tries to contact me.. I am just so sick of all the scammers.. I will never understand how people can think delibertly trying to hurt someone or take advantage of them is a game.. Why do they have to take something and ruin it for everyone.. Isnt there any REAL people out there anymore?? Does it always have to end where you cant trust anyone??? I know they do it to make their living.. but why does Western Union and money gram make it so easy.. Why cant they demand a little more info on who this money goes to.. Proof of who they are and the reason for the transfer..and how many times this person receives money.. Limit the amount of times they are permitted to receive transfers in a month or years time to 2 or 3 times.. I t might cut down the amount of times they can scam someone.. Or be able to change their idenity.. anything to make it safer for people..