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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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2012-03-10, 06:09:09
Miss Marple from United States  
Australian woman scams Nigerian scammers

Nigerian email scams have become nearly as commonplace as the Internet itself. But one Australian woman wound up in jail after turning the tables–to the tune of $30,000–on a group of con artists.

The Courier-Mail reports that Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey, 23, was employed as an “agent” in March 2010 by the Nigerians, but didn’t know they were scam artists. Her “job” was to provide access to an Australian bank account opened in her name where the Nigerians could then transfer money they had received from a phony car sales website. Cochrane-Ramsey was told she could keep eight percent of the transfers.But, then she decided to steal from the thieves themselves.

According to the Courier-Mail, she received two payments, totaling $33,350, but spent most of it on herself.

If you’re not familiar with the so-called Nigerian Scam, also known as the (419) scam, or Advanced Fee Fraud, here’s a brief explainer: the fraud works by convincing an individual to give money and/or bank account access to a third-party in exchange for future financial rewards.Most commonly, the scam artist will claim to be a wealthy Nigerian individual looking to move his vast financial resources to another country. He then promises the fraud victim a hefty payment in exchange for a temporary loan or bank account access in order to facilitate the move. Of course, the fraud victim never receives the promised payout and instead usually ends up losing thousands of dollars in the process.

According to Scam Busters, the Advance Fee Fraud scams often target small businesses and charities. And while the scam has been around for years, the U.S. Financial Crimes Division of the Secret Service still receives a reported 100 calls a day from people claiming to be victims of a (419) crime.

But, back to the Cochrane-Ramsey case. The real victims who thought they were buying cars online reported the scam to the police, who traced the account back to Cochrane-Ramsey. She was ordered to appear in Brisbane District Court and plead guilty to one count of aggravated fraud.

For now, the court judge is allowing Cochrane-Ramsey time to come up with the money to pay off the fraud victims while she awaits sentencing in March.Interestingly, Cochrane-Ramsey is not the first person to turn the tables on Nigerian scammers. In Australian woman turns tables on Nigerian scammers

2012-03-10, 13:09:56
billinda from United States  
I think this picture says it all.....

2012-03-10, 21:17:22
Miss Marple from United States  

Please check your messages in your private account here!
//Miss Marple//
2012-03-11, 08:32:31   (updated: 2012-03-11, 09:30:44)
Miss Marple from United States  

my names are Jeff Arnold, I am a British citizen but I do work in west Africa as an Engineer in Shell so I travel a lot, but I am looking for a responsible and honest woman that can take care of me and as you can see I am still single and really want to mingle with you if interested you can write back so that we can get acquainted either by email or phone conversation.
I shall be expecting a response from you as soon as possible and note that I am 44 years of age and as you can see my picture I am capable to take care of a woman and satisfy I every way she needs it. This is my email address if you want to contact me so we can start up a relationship. #### will be waiting for your response to my request.
Jeff Arnold

Jobys pictures used in scams:



2012-03-11, 08:48:01   (updated: 2012-03-11, 09:26:12)
Miss Marple from United States  

Am looking for someone with whom I can enjoy the city, do funny things, laugh and have a good time and of course trying new amazing restaurants. I’m fun, easygoing and nice genuine person. What else? I like the beach, movies just name it. My main sport is football,basket, golf and baseball, was born Tel Aviv Israel an only child to a single mother and grow up in Israel I would like to meet people who are honest, don’t play games and enjoy building intimate bonds and also a good and lovely home. I like long relationships and I don’t mind any distance because that will never be a problem with me and i want you to know that love see no distance

Brads pictures used in scams;


2012-03-11, 08:59:11   (updated: 2012-03-11, 09:27:49)
Miss Marple from United States  

I’m 45, I’m an artist, painter, sculptor, photographer. I have studied in the Art Academy and took my degree in painting. I regularly appear in exhibition. I don’t smoke, don’t drink.i am kind, faithful, educated, romantic, humorous.I like outdoor activities, exhibition, museum, concerts, music, I play guitar and trumpet for funny.What really makes me happy is to be around friends and laughing and having a good time. I really love people! And I think being on stage or bringing in the Big Deal is awesome as well. I guess what makes me the most sad is when someone I care about does not support me or my ideas. I can’t stand a person that is dishonest, Self righteous judgmental people are the worst.


Johns pictures used in scams:



2012-03-11, 09:13:08
Miss Marple from United States  

am a man, seeking for a love one loving and careing and understanding,because am gentle man and god fearing,i love sex,i need a serious relationship,am a business man,am a land surveyor that is my profession, i do travel a lot it is the nature of my job,we will know each other better that is little about me thanks


Lorens pictures used in scams:



2012-03-11, 09:19:03
Miss Marple from United States  

I am straight, Caring, I have some white hairs that is natural, smiling face..Kind hearted and caring..

I am looking for a serious minded woman that will want to have a man that is caring and need something serious.


Chris pictures used in scams:


2012-03-11, 09:24:30
Miss Marple from United States  

I am an easy going Widowed man that loves live to the fullest and I am good all way round I have a daughter I call her angel she is 4 years old


Ricks photos used in scams:




2012-03-11, 09:50:01
Miss Marple from United States  

am a easy going man


James -Bills pictures used in scams:



2012-03-11, 09:57:49
Miss Marple from United States  

I am a easy going man with good sense of humor, and with the fear of God.... this just the little i have to say...


Scott Davidsons pictures used in scams:



2012-03-11, 10:19:25
Miss Marple from United States  

am robert felix from united kingdom. am caring and generouus and i like meeting people.i like to meet with a woman who is loving and caring


Robert frosts pictures used in scams:



2012-03-11, 10:52:53
Miss Marple from United States  

I consider myself youthful looking, although on the wrong side of 40! I would describe myself as sincere, confident, cheeky, good company and I love to laugh. I can and do laugh at myself sometimes :) I prefer the warmer climate. I have an interest in ancient history. that’s why i studied arts and culture, I like to chill by the pool and beach but also have a good adventure. I was born in Canada although I have lived here in the UK most of my life.though i schooled in the states.. Canada has to be in top 5 of beautiful countries. So vast and separate from North America

Martins pictures used in scams:



2012-03-11, 11:13:20
Miss Marple from United States  
2012-03-11, 11:35:44   (updated: 2012-03-11, 11:40:43)
Miss Marple from United States  
This dating site is the worst dating site i have ever seen ,filled with scammers !! All the pictures i have posted here are just people with known IDs,but there are lots of fake profiles (with stolen IDs from innocent peole) created by West-African scammers behind the profiles just waiting for to rob people! There are numberous of profiles with pictures on females known models,pornstars and probably numberous of not Identified pictures that are stolen from innocent people from internet and are not even aware theire pictures are used in scams! Please be careful !


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