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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 was recently a victim of scammer name james times whom i met via tagged, and almost a victim of maxwell dawnson he was asking me money because he said he was in trouble in mindanao, also james sent me ticket from klm saying he is booked fron stavanger to manila and when he arrived in manila he said hr was over baggage and he need to pay it in cash 9000 pesos unfortunately i dont have that cash he ask me to borrow from a friend and sent it to via lbc to someone name stephen p hall. he use this number calling me +21269757315, +38587718873 and local number 00639194115761
Miss Marple from United States
anonymous from Philippines
I am sorry that you met an online scammer,do you have photos and email address the scammer using,??please post them here.Scammers books often flight tickets and wait out the 48 hours you get to pay the flight ticket ,but they have still a confirmation on the booked flight and sends a copy to the victims and pretending to arrive a certain date,but that is of course just part of the game to scam victims with . Please block the scammer ,do not reply if he tries to contact you again .
anonymous from Sweden
Subject: I ostrzegł
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:19:58 -0700
I ostrzegł, że to oszustwo i powiedział, człowiek, który zrobił to w Holandii. Ma pomoc od innych przestępców w Ghanie, ale on jest szefem. Wziął swoją 3.000 euro. Ty głupio nie iść do szwedzkiej policji i poprosić o kontakt z holenderskiej policji, którzy są zaznajomieni z tym człowiekiem i jego zbrodni. Osoba, myślisz, że jest kobietą, że e-mail, jest naprawdę Nigerii człowieka i karnych. Nie dać im kopię tego e-maila, zamiast tego, że e-maile wysłane do Ciebie i wpływy, w którym wysłał pieniądze do nich i iść na policję, zanim stracisz więcej pieniędzy do nich. Przyznaj sobie, że jesteś oszukany przez przestępców. Wiesz już w swoim sercu, to prawda i pozbawiając go tylko sprawia, że gorzej. Policja będzie powiedzieć, że mówię prawdę, ale to, dlaczego nie poszli na policję, ponieważ będziesz musiał przyznać się do ceny nie ma. Jeśli teraz działać i iść do policji jest niewielka szansa, mogą otrzymać zwrot pieniędzy od holenderskiej policji znam go.
Gay pensioner hit by $120k love scam
BY: MATT AKERSTEN ON THU 2ND MAY, 2013
UPDATE 2 May 2013:
Since the show aired last night, we’ve received this update from the ABC about how Bill is doing since the filming.
He says: “If people want to know how I am, tell them I haven’t talked to any scammers since filming ended. Tell them there’s food in my fridge. Tell them I’ve put on eight kilograms.
“And finally, tell them I really like steak. The last time I had one was six weeks ago because they’re quite expensive. So if anyone’s planning to send anything – tell them I really like steak.”
A 79-year-old gay pensioner has spoken up about being taken for a ride by an online ‘love match’ who conned $120,000 from him.
Bill (pictured above, centre) tells his story to the Queensland Fraud Squad ‘Cyber Victims’ support group: “I’m a gay person, but I haven’t been living as a gay person. This (internet dating) was an opportunity for me to live a life that was the way that I was intended to live it.
“I’ve borrowed, I’ve stolen… what I have left is almost what I stand up in.”
A retired JP, Bill has been a victim of a very elaborate scam for the last two years and $120,000 later he’s been left with virtually nothing, only his pension, which he is still sending off every 2 weeks in the hope of some resolution of the scam.
“I suppose with my loneliness and willingness to find a partner, I was left vulnerable,” he reflects.
Fraud Squads around Australia estimate that around 8-10 million dollars goes out of the country each month into the bank accounts of cyber scammers.
A new ABC2 show beginning tonight aims to help Bill get the answers he needs about the scammers’ crimes. Filmmaker Sabour Bradley (pictured above, left) travels to Ghana with an Australian Fraud detective (right) undercover to catch the scammers at their own game.
“The scam has reached such epic proportions that Bill can’t let go of it without proof that he has actually been a victim,” says Bradley.
ive chat in skype last night with this guy andrew helson skype name andrew.helson2 here is the messages goes and i believe is an scammer
[5/13/2013 8:43:14 PM] Andrew Helson: HELLO MY DEAR HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY?
[5/13/2013 8:45:57 PM] Andrew Helson: HELLO CAN YOU HEAR ME?
[5/13/2013 8:48:27 PM] Andrew Helson: OK MY DEAR NO PROBLEM MY DEAR[5/13/2013 8:48:47 PM] Andrew Helson: WE CAN CHART NOWN OK
[5/13/2013 8:49:19 PM] Andrew Helson: SO TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR SELF MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 8:49:51 PM] Andrew Helson: OH REELY
[5/13/2013 8:50:41 PM] Andrew Helson: I M 47[5/13/2013 8:51:07 PM] Andrew Helson: AND I LOST MY WIFE MANY YRS AGO
[5/13/2013 8:52:48 PM] Andrew Helson: YER FEEL FREE TO ASK ME WAT EVER OK
[5/13/2013 8:55:09 PM] Andrew Helson: SHE DEID WHEN MY SON WAS 2 AND HAVE YRS
[5/13/2013 8:55:39 PM] Andrew Helson: AND MY SON IS 17 NOWN MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 8:56:38 PM] Andrew Helson: I WORK IN MASTER DRILLING COMPANY AS AN ENGINEER MY DEAR ,
[5/13/2013 8:56:42 PM] Andrew Helson: AND YOU
[5/13/2013 8:58:43 PM] Andrew Helson: YES MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 8:58:52 PM] Andrew Helson: OH I SEE
[5/13/2013 9:00:13 PM] Andrew Helson: SO MY DEAR TELL ME,WERE DO YOU WORK?[5/13/2013 9:00:45 PM] Andrew Helson: WAT KIND OF BUSINESS MY DEAR ?
[5/13/2013 9:01:35 PM] Andrew Helson: OH I SEE
[5/13/2013 9:02:00 PM] Andrew Helson: A RESTURANT OR A BAR?
[5/13/2013 9:03:59 PM] Andrew Helson: I M WORKING WITH THE BRITSH MASTER DRILLING MINDERS AND SHIPS MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 9:04:35 PM] Andrew Helson: DO YOU HAVE FB. OR YAHOO ACC.?
[5/13/2013 9:06:34 PM] Andrew Helson: YES MY DEAR BIG AS YOU SAID BUT STRESS MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 9:07:33 PM] Andrew Helson: I M ALWAYS ON BORD IN THE HI SEE MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 9:08:22 PM] Andrew Helson: SO TELL ME WAT YOU LIKE MOST AND THE KIND OF FREINDS YOU LIKE MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 9:10:03 PM] Andrew Helson: FINISH MY DEAR?
[5/13/2013 9:14:28 PM] Andrew Helson: OK MY DEAR AND I LIKE GOOD,HONEST,LOVELY,AND RESPECTFULL MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 9:15:12 PM] Andrew Helson: MY SONS NAME IS KELVIN ANDREW HELSON
[5/13/2013 9:16:49 PM] Andrew Helson: BABY YOU KNOW I M ON BORD NOWN,
[5/13/2013 9:19:09 PM] Andrew Helson: WAT I M DOING IS A RISK CHARTING ON BORD ,BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ALLOWD TO MAKE USE OF LAPTOP AND PHONES BECAUSE OF PIRATE AND SEE ROBBERS FOR SAFETY MY DEAR
[5/13/2013 9:22:28 PM] Andrew Helson: MY DEAR I WILL BE RETIRING BY NEXT MOUNTH ENDING WITH MY 3 COLIQUES,SO WHEN I COME BACK TO LAND I WILL
[5/13/2013 9:26:50 PM] Andrew Helson: SO DO YOU HAVE ANY DATH?
[5/13/2013 9:27:02 PM] Andrew Helson: I MEAN A FIANCY?
[5/13/2013 9:29:29 PM] Andrew Helson: SO WERE IS HE?
[5/13/2013 9:32:52 PM] Andrew Helson: DO YOU LIVE TOGETHER?
[5/13/2013 9:39:14 PM] Andrew Helson: NO MY DEAR I WAS WATING FOR TO TELL ME HOW HE IS NOT MAKING YOU HAPPY ,,I M SORRY FOR KEEPING YOU WAITING OK PLS BABY
[5/13/2013 9:42:52 PM] Andrew Helson: HELLO CAN YOU HEAR ME?
[5/13/2013 9:44:56 PM] Andrew Helson: HELLO BABY THE NET WORK IS BAD PLS LET CHART OK MY DEAR
thanks for your article it open me to be more cautious,so i had pretend that i dont know he is an scammer and when i had enough proof i drop the line. so now even skype is not safe for scammers