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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.
2013-01-28, 23:09:51 (updated: 2013-01-28, 23:17:20)
anonymous from Australia
Strangers asking for money is a scam ! No real and honest man asks for money online! The name Eric Wood Watson Osei sound for me a scam artist name already ,Osei is a common name used in Ghana scams..the man on the photo is not the scammer him self ,scammers from Ghana has stolen this mans photos to scam with .Please post emailaddress ,where you met this scammer,photos ,money asking letter and if you have a phone number the scammer is using .Cease the connection immediately!
Please anyone that has been in contact with William Trevor (Stefano Daniele) he is a filthy disgusting piece of - - - -! He preys on men and woman. He is bi-sexual, so you are not safe in many ways. He says he is a widow with a daughter living in Houston. He is working as a contractor and is going to Malaysia for a job..LIES!!!!!!
The typical things happen...can't work because of equipment failure, can't pay hotel or has any money to eat, stuck in airport because of immigration because he needs to pay the BT fees ( do not exist) so he can go home..begs for money like a pathetic disgusting low life that he is...His writing is not the typical bad grammar for the most part, but don't let this Devil fool you with his love letters and songs and all the false statements... If only if I was aware of these poor excuses and waste of space..I can only hope he gets what he deserves one day. I PRAY everyday that he will be caught and will be hung for his crimes against the good people he hurts and robs from.....May he go straight to purgatory and rot.....
Please add some more information as emailaddress,photos and asking for money letter Scammers can be whatever in their scenarios and lies about whatever as BTA (Basic Travel allowance)which is a scam trick of course!
Basic Travel Allowance” or BTA! This is a dating scam used by the scammers as a pathetic attempt to justify why you should send them money. This scam is otherwise known as the Personal Travel Allowance, Travellers Allowance Fee, Travellers Assistance Fund or Travellers Assurance Fund. Basically anything involving an individual who is stuck at the airport and is unable to fly unless they pay an upfront fee.
Although the BTA was in fact a scheme imposed approximately 30-40 years ago to prevent poor countries from going broke (restricting the amount of local currency being taken out), this scheme is long gone and these days is a term which has been adopted by scammers.
I have had trouble with scammers for going on to 3 yrs.. It was at first them on dating sites wanting me to send them money.. Then it went to them calling my house and saying I had borrowed money and did not pay it back, threatening to have me arrested and throwed into jail..Then they werte calling my job trying to get them to garnish my wages.. When I had no loans of any kind.. It was always for small amounts.. I had to have my phone numbers changed several times.. They always had all my private info.. then I started having amounts of $40 to $75 being taken out of my checking account for services I never ordered..Some how they had my bank account number.. luckily the amounts were always returned to my account when I called the number on the checks.. but today was the last straw.. $349.99 was deducted by check which I had not authorized.. I immediately called my bank and got the name and phone number of who sent it.. It was Jo-Man Inc,, the number used was 1-855-447-7448. It is a www.telecan toll free numbers,, That check caused an over draft on my account, so the bank returned it without paying for it..(lucky for me!) I called the number the bank gave me..and a foreign speaking woman answered the phone, laughing and kept saying hello.. There were chickens in the back ground.. I never did get a response other than laughing and hello from her.. I immediately hung up went into town and closed out my account.. I have had nothing but trouble with scammers for the past 3 yrs and I am damn sick of it.. The bank knows what was going on and are going to watch for the next one and notify the authorities..They are trying to help me with this.
Miss Marple from United States
RE:2013-02-01, 20:05:57 (updated: 2013-02-01, 20:08:05)
anonymous from United States
This is a telephone collection scam ,i think you need to report this to FBI or IC3 ,link here for you .
New Variation on Telephone Collection Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans
02/21/12—The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) continues to receive complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams. As previously reported in December 2010, the typical payday loan scam involves a caller who claims the victim is delinquent on a payday loan and must make payment to avoid legal consequences.
Callers pose as representatives of the FBI, “Federal Legislative Department,” various law firms, or other legitimate-sounding agencies and claim to be collecting debts for companies such as United Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Net, or other Internet check-cashing services. The fraudsters relentlessly call the victim’s home, cell phone, and place of employment in attempts to obtain payment. The callers refuse to provide information regarding the alleged payday loan or any documentation and become verbally abusive when questioned.
The IC3 has observed variations of this scam in which the caller tells the victim that there are outstanding warrants for the victim’s arrest. The caller claims that the basis of the warrants is non-payment of the underlying loan and/or hacking. If it’s the latter, the caller tells the victim that he or she is wanted for hacking into a business’ computer system to steal customer information. The caller will then demand payment via debit/credit card; in other cases, the caller further instructs victims to obtain a prepaid card to cover the payment.
The high-pressure collection tactics used by the fraudsters have also evolved. In one recent complaint, a person posed as a process server and appeared at the victim’s job. In another instance, a phony process server came to a victim’s home. In both cases, after claiming to be serving a court summons, the alleged process server said the victim could avoid going to court if he or she provided a debit card number for repayment of the loan.
If you are contacted by someone who is trying to collect a debt that you do not owe, you should:
■Contact your local law enforcement agencies if you feel you are in immediate danger;
■Contact your bank(s) and credit card companies;
■Contact the three major credit bureaus and request an alert be put on your file;
■If you have received a legitimate loan and want to verify that you do not have any outstanding obligation, contact the loan company directly;
■File a complaint at
KUALA LUMPUR Jan 30 — Police toppled an Internet love scam syndicate comprising seven African men and two Filipino after a woman from Hong Kong was cheated of almost RM200 000 last year Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said the suspects between 25 and 37 were arrested in three separate raids at an apartment in Bukit Beruang Malacca at about 12 25am today
He said the 37-year-old victim who lived in Hong Kong got acquainted with one of the suspects who passed himself off as an Englishman on website early last year “The suspect promised to marry the victim and used sweet nothings to dupe her She then made the first deposit of USD6 000 RM18 467 into a local bank account here in March last year ” he said at a press conference here today He added that the victim only realised the scam after several months and had lodged police report via email to the Bukit Aman department on December 27 2012
“The victim came to Malaysia yesterday and provided all the information on the suspect before we managed to detain the syndicate ” he said Police also seized nine laptops 23 mobile phones and passports Syed Ismail said all the suspects were private college students from Malacca and Kuala Lumpur and had overstayed in Malaysia “They have been remanded for further investigation ” he said — Bernama.
SCAMMER NAME: JOHN RICK BRADSHAW. He has posted a romance ad as username: Darelgobyr from AreYouInterested.com linked to Facebook.
This is a Scammer from Nigeria and/or (bf1) Burkina Faso. I don't know where Burkina Faso is located. I have 47 pictures this scammer sent to me, but I will only post 14--the ones with him alone--the rest I will email to Admin here. I will post as many as I can here. I will send the email header under a different post. I did not get scammed by this guy, simply because I have learned HOW to interpret their messages. The pictures and header information may be posted separately since there are so many.
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:48:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Capt John Bradshaw <email@example.com>
Reply-To: Capt John Bradshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: More about me from Darelgobyr from Areyouintersted ( My real names are Captain John Rick Bradshaw)
To: 'email@example.com' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am Captain John Rick Bradshaw of the USMC ( US ARMY MARINE) Born on 24 October 1966 I grew up on Long Island, went to college and worked in NYC until 1993 when i joined the US Marines but still lives in Long Island when I am not in the base ..was born 24th of October 1966 and went to Centereach Hs for my high school then I got into the Fashion Institute Of Technology and study Minor Psychology and Art History and major Advertising Design and Communications where i got my degree.Joined the United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton, California US Platoon Commander in 1993 and worked with the US Navy in 1999 on special duties. Have been in the military for 20years now currently on deployment to Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan As a combat team and tank driver ( Nobody drive it as fast as i do) also assist in the explosive department.I was married for 10years before my wife died last 3years and since then i have been left lonely and haven't felt passion and love for any other woman but God has given me the strength now to carry on with life ,I have 1 great beautiful charming Daughter of 6 years her name is Dequin she is the only love of my life and very important to me and I enjoy artistic and creative ventures, dancing, dressing up in vintage attire, curling up with a good book or a good movie, cooking with friends,jazz, swing dancing, traveling, listening to and creating music, wine tastings, running in the park, going to the opera, theater, going on nature walks, and live performance usually wins out to bad reality TV. I am a serious Christian Man and I am Guided by my relationship with Jesus Christ ( the son And Same Msnger Of God ) I say that up front because my faith is very important to me.I am generally an optimistic person with a sense of humor, fairly easy-going, and I don't think that I'm too critical about things in my life, but I also believe that it takes two people contributing to a relationship to make it work,I am here looking for some one honest,truthful,god fearing and i good listener, and I realize that at times it's more convenient for me to do laundry, cook, clean, and I have no problem doing that.lol I consider myself to be a fairly honest and truthful person and expect the same in return.. Can you tell me more about yourself angel and send me your pictures also. God bless you