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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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2013-11-05, 09:09:41
anonymous from United States  
Daniel Ramirez hes email sgtdaniel scamdeger for money

2013-11-05, 21:16:13
Miss Marple from United States  
2013-11-05, 09:09:41
anonymous from United States
Thank you ! Please post asking for money letter here.If you have more photos please add them here as well too.

sgtdanielkramer 'Lonelysoldier4luv'

i believe BIOs are for dead people, so i'll say, come and find out more about me, just a military, disciplined, focus and ambitious dude... romantic , if u cant love them, please move on.

Another alias ,scamming on and mingle2com(same scammers)

scamreport associated to these usernames :

2013-11-10, 17:37:34
Miss Marple from United States  
U.S. Starts Hunting For Nigerian Scammers

Nigerian scams are widely known throughout the world. Though they are often poorly disguised, some gullible people still fall for them, and become victims of greedy and sly fraudsters. In United States, a new government’s initiative may put an end to those practices. The body responsible for consumer protection, the Federal Trade Commission, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with two Nigerian agencies to increase cooperation against that type of scam. “Cross-border scammers use fraudulent emails and other scams to bilk consumers all over the world, while undermining confidence in legitimate businesses,” FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a statement announcing the partnership. -


2013-11-10, 17:43:10   (updated: 2013-11-10, 17:44:28)
Miss Marple from United States  
I’m so ashamed after falling for a lonely hearts conman from Ghana – Lonely divorcee

Kathleen Fortun snapped shut her suitcase and headed for her front door. With passport in hand and butterflies in her stomach, she jumped into a taxi to begin a journey to Gatwick Airport that would end in Los Angeles – and the arms of her new love.
Eagerly anticipating her arrival was Colonel Richard Allman, a 61-year-old military official in the U.S. Army.
Handsome, educated and eloquent, the distinguished soldier had exchanged hundreds of heartfelt emails with the lonely 68-year-old British divorcee since they were matched on a dating website five months earlier. So desperate was her paramour to lay eyes on his new love that he had insisted on booking her plane ticket so they could meet face to face.
Imagine her confusion, then, when Kathleen, a retired secretary, arrived at British Airway’s booking office in December 2012 to discover staff had no record of a ticket in her name – for that day, or any other.
‘I felt rising panic and then a deep, sick feeling settled inside,’ recalls Kathleen. ‘I went home, picked up my iPad, which had all my emails on it, and headed for the police station.’
There, a kindly police officer confirmed her mounting suspicions.
‘He said “I think we’ve got to be realistic – it seems this Mr Allman is a con”,’ she recalls. ‘I was humiliated, utterly heartbroken.’
She also felt utterly foolish, for when police gave Kathleen a folder showing a selection of the pictures such con-artists use regularly to fool women like her, she soon spotted the very photo ‘Colonel Allman’ had sent her, purportedly of himself.

Conned: The internet scam artist used this photo of uninvolved U.S. General Wesley Clark to gain Kathleen’s trust

2013-11-18, 15:32:59
anonymous from Poland  
Hello Ladies
old and new scammer ... Miller ( this time Kenneth Miller ) ... US General ... in Afghanistan identity stolen , perfidy 'men' but finally not difficult to recognize him as a scammer
Poor man
2013-11-20, 04:20:25   (updated: 2013-11-20, 04:22:56)
anonymous from United States  
This man was everything you wrote about. I met him on OKCupid and he immediately took his profile down because he met me. He said his wife and child died in an accident in Germany five years ago. He also said he was in the US Army stationed in IRAQ. He professed his love very quickly and thanked God for the day we met. There were a few inconsistencies in his story and I pointed those out but there was always an answer. We skyped one time but his camera and mic were acting up so I couldn't see him. Just recently he ' borrowed' a camera from someone and I did see him. He is the man in one of your pictures! He didn't look like the picture he put online and that bothered me. He then told me about an inheritence his uncle from Germany left him. 300 kilos of gold bricks. He also sent me a link to a security website that was supposed to be housing his package for him. He said they didn't even know what they were storing. Of course, the company was located in West Africa and he received an urgent e-mail from them. He asked me to call and see what the issue was. The man on the phone said the company was being bought out and he had to have everyone pick up their packages immediately. He asked for some general information with a picture ID and that they would ship this package to a near airport at their cost and a person from their company would meet me at the airport to sign for the package. You don't just ship 600 pounds of gold ... what about customs, etc. This bothered me all night and then I found this site and what do I see .... this guys picture. There is no doubt it is him. At first his e-mails were in good english. As our conversations went on, I was surprised at the broken english and misuse of words. He said he was raised in Germany and both of his parents were dead and that his uncle raised him.

2013-11-20, 17:56:49
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2013-11-20, 04:20:25 (updated: 2013-11-20, 04:22:56)
anonymous from United States

The real man on the photos is not the scammer him self ! Scammers from Ghana uses this mans photos and ID to scam with people with.Scammers uses often fake web can sessions when scammers needs to give more proofs to doubtful victims who needs to be convinced by the scammer. Scammers only talks good English in copied and pasted formletters but when they starts to chat or talk on the phone the bad English shines through.The real person on the photos is American ,it is all lies what you have been served with.Please block the scammer from your email and other ways the scammer can reach you . I am sorry you have met a scammer .

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2013-11-20, 20:02:48
Miss Marple from United States  
Police issue Christmas scam warning

By Anna Leask
9:51 AM Friday Nov 1, 2013

If it sounds too good to be true, and involves sending money to Nigeria, it's probably a scam.

That's the message police are desperate to get out in the lead up to Christmas, to prevent people falling victim to offshore fraudsters.

In an effort to stem tide scams, the Auckland City Police Financial Crime Unit staff will be spending time at money remittance agencies today to provide crime prevention advice to customers.

Detective Senior Sergeant Aaron Pascoe said based on a recent survey of some money remittance agencies, police were confident that more than $100 million a year was sent by Kiwis to high risk countries.

Typically, a victim was contacted by email or phone and fed a story about why they needed to transfer funds to an overseas account, most commonly Nigeria, Ghana, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and the Ukraine, through a local agent such as Western Union.

'The scams come in several guises including love online, release of lottery-type winnings, employment opportunities, 'overpayment' and 'refund' requests, assistance to 'new friends' by allowing victim's account to be used to receive stolen funds,' said Mr Pascoe.

'Victims are either tricked into giving away their own money, or they are tricked into allowing stolen funds to pass through their bank accounts. After withdrawing money, the bank reverses the original deposit and the victim is left out of pocket.

Mr Pascoe said one victim paid $17,500 to 'release' lottery winnings he had 'won' overseas.

When detectives looked into that particular fraud, they established another $250,000 had been sent overseas to the same scammers by other victims.

He hoped that having a police presence at remittance agencies would help get the message across.

'It is not safe to send money to any country if you do not personally know the intended recipient,' he said.

'The bottom line is, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Once the money is gone there's little or nothing police or banks can do to recover it so be wise with your cash and let it work for you, not for someone hell bent on financial trickery.'


2013-11-20, 20:04:36
Miss Marple from United States  
12 Online SCAMS of Christmas - Stay Safe this Holiday Seasons

McAfee blog listed 12 holiday related scams this coming Christmas season. Be aware and stay safe because online holiday shopping are expected to increase in the coming weeks as well as cyber-criminals activities.

To always protect yourself this holiday season, practice safe surfing, safe shopping, be careful before clicking, install antivirus and anti-spam software, use strong passwords and always educate yourself about latest threats and scams.

12 Online SCAMS of Christmas

1. Social Media Scams - Filipinos like to use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter so, beware of scams and malicious links you see in your friend's friend post and be careful when liking Fan pages.

2. Malicious Mobile Apps - with growing smartphone users such as affordable Android phones for as low as P3,000, be careful when downloading potential malicious free apps in unofficial app stores and websites.

3. Travel Scams - Do you want to spend with your family on provinces or other country this Christmas? Beware of rock bottom prices and instead of great savings , you end up losing your hard earned money in too good to be true deals.

4. Holiday Spam/ Phishing - expect to see an increase of spam and phishing emails this holiday season. Never respond or click any link on this emails.

5. Holiday Gift Scams - be aware and cautious of hot holiday gift items especially at extremely low prices.

6. Skype Message Scare - the popularity of Skype around the world becomes opportunities for cyber-criminals Beware of instant messages scam like 'is this your new profile pic?' If you click on the included link, a Trojan downloads into you PC.

7. Fake Charities - be alert on fake charities. Before donating, visit legitimate charity website and do a little research about the charity.

8. Holiday SMiShing - It's phishing via text message to divulge personal information. Never reveal information on this phishing text messages.

9. Phony E-tailers - be alert of bogus e-commerce sites,usually after you pay they never send your merchandise.

10. Bogus Gift Cards - be wary of buying gift cards from third parties, it's best to buy from official retailer.

11. Dangerous E-cards - You like to send and receive e-cards this Christmas? Be cautious that it does not contain spyware and viruses. Make sure that it comes from official e-card site.

12. Phony Classifieds - beware of online classified sites that asked too much personal information and ask you to wire funds via Western Union, most likely they are scams

McAfee Blog
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2013-11-22, 15:15:12
Miss Marple from United States  
Hustler scams $50,000 out of widow
By JOANNE McCARTHY Nov. 22, 2013, 10 p.m.

HE sounded like the man of her dreams – an Australian soldier in Afghanistan searching for love after the death of his first wife.

This week a Hunter widow discovered the nightmare – the ‘‘soldier’’ was part of an internet scam.

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She was left betrayed, humiliated and with a $33,000 bank loan she doesn’t know how to pay, and a $10,000 debt to a relative.

According to the only police unit in Australia investigating internet romance fraud, the Queensland Police fraud and corporate crime group, the Hunter widow is lucky.

The average amount lost to dating scammers is $350,000, and $7million a month is leaving Australia to scammers in countries like West Africa, the United Kingdom, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Today the Hunter widow is speaking out, without disclosing her identity, to warn other vulnerable people.

Her money was sent to Ghana. It’s gone and won’t be coming back, NSW Police said when she told them.

‘‘Once you’re caught in the web it’s like you’re trapped,’’ said the woman, Jenny, in her 40s, who gave $50,000 to a scammer called ‘‘Rob’’ in just two months until the dream of a life with him came crashing down last Saturday.

‘‘I thought we’d be starting a new life when he came home for Christmas. Instead I’m really questioning everything about myself right now.

‘‘You hear of these internet scams but you don’t realise you’re in one until it’s too late.’’

‘‘Rob’’ made contact with Jenny in July on an internet dating site.

In the first email on July 28 he said he was ‘‘new on the internet dating scene’’ but had ‘‘summoned up the courage to give it a try’’.

‘‘Rob’’ described himself as a ‘‘down-to-earth, easy-going, sensitive and very affectionate’’ man, looking for ‘‘a relationship with a woman who is kind and knows what she wants’’.

Jenny, a single mother after the death of her husband, said ‘‘Rob’’ sounded decent and kind. He emailed a photo. He said he lived at Gosford and went to army barracks in Sydney until he was sent to Afghanistan.

‘‘We became close. He said he was coming home at the end of September and I was so excited,’’ Jenny said.

On September 12 he sent an email. By then Jenny was the ‘‘sweetheart’’ he was going to marry.

She can’t explain why his story of receiving two gold bars from a grateful rich man after an ‘‘Al Qaida people/Taliban’’ attack did not ring alarm bells.

She sent $3500 to pay ‘‘duty’’ in Ghana and received passionate emails from ‘‘Rob’’ in return.

‘‘I love you with all my heart and I will never do anything to hurt you in any way,’’ he wrote on September 18.

After more payments for ‘‘duties’’ and ‘‘insurances’’ as ‘‘Rob’’ outlined the path the gold bars were making to Australia, he sent a rapturous email on September 26.

‘‘You have taught me how to love again. You taught me to give and receive love by trusting in you and believing. Though the sea separates us now, I never stop thinking of you. You have brought a change into my life and my heart is forever yours.’’

In late September he said he had to stay in Afghanistan for another three months.

By last week, after an email request for $55,000, Jenny spoke with a sceptical friend.

On Saturday her dream life with ‘‘Rob’’ came crashing down when she ran his photo through Google Image.

‘‘I found the same picture was being used in 125 different scams with different email addresses and 125 different names on different dating sites,’’ Jenny said.

The man in the photo is believed to be a real soldier from the United Kingdom whose image has been stolen and used by scammers.

‘‘That was the last blow,’’ she said.

‘‘Had I known about running the photo through Google Image my first email to him would have been my last and I wouldn’t be in the mess I’m in.’’

She is too embarrassed to tell anyone other than a couple of close friends. Her family does not know.

‘‘I will never tell them because I know what they’d say. ‘How could you be so stupid?’’’ she said.

‘‘In hindsight it all seems ridiculous, but if you’re an honest and decent person you can’t even imagine someone doing something like this.’’

She emailed ‘‘Rob’’ on Monday this week.

‘‘My intention has always been to love and trust a real person, not a scammed-up cyberspace relationship set up by scumbag scammers,’’ she wrote.

‘‘I hope one day you die a long, slow and painful death and at that point, please remember my picture.’’

Jenny believes there are other Hunter victims of romance fraud who are betrayed, humiliated and alone. She would like to see a support group in NSW similar to one established by the Queensland Police fraud squad.

2013-11-28, 11:18:57
OJAS from United States  
Thanks Dirk, I'm posting the youtube clip extracted from your post

If I did not know it was a BBC production, I would have thought it was a Miss Marple production! :-))
2013-12-01, 19:53:17
anonymous from Omaha, United States  
Hi I met Paul Anderson on facebook. He must have been a friend of a friend because all he did was say hi. That was two weeks ago and since then he has been messaging me almost everyday and everynight. He claims to be a marine engineer for BP and a widower. He says that he is very rich and knows that I am the one he wants to spend his life with. He also says he has a jewelry business and wants me to be in charge of it. He lives is a 7 bed house and his two kids are at home with two nanny and chef. He says the nanny is home with his kids while he is overseas on business. He was attracted to my picture which is why he befriended me and wants to marry me. He even says we are going to Paris or New Zeland to pick out any any of my choice because money is not an object for him. He also wants me to get a credit card with 5000 thousand on it so he can conduct a raw jewelry transaction. If this man is a scammer please stop him and send him to jail asap.
2013-12-01, 20:03:14
anonymous from Omaha, United States  
Hi I met Paul Anderson on facebook. He must have been a friend of a friend because all he did was say hi. That was two weeks ago and since then he has been messaging me almost everyday and everynight. He claims to be a marine engineer for BP and a widower. He says that he is very rich and knows that I am the one he wants to spend his life with. He also says he has a jewelry business and wants me to be in charge of it. He lives is a 7 bed house and his two kids are at home with two nanny and chef. He says the nanny is home with his kids while he is overseas on business. He was attracted to my picture which is why he befriended me and wants to marry me. He even says we are going to Paris or New Zeland to pick out any any of my choice because money is not an object for him. He also wants me to get a credit card with 5000 thousand on it so he can conduct a raw jewelry transaction. If this man is a scammer please stop him and send him to jail asap.
2013-12-02, 06:55:50
anonymous from United States  
romance scammer asking for money

2013-12-03, 13:58:19
anonymous from United States  
romance scammer asking to open a bank account

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