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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.
Any connection with West-Africa is basically a scam! especially when it comes to countries like Nigeria,Ghana and Senegal ...I do no think you have talked with a girl even ..most scams are made by men pretending to a female looking for love online .Never send money to strangers online.
anonymous from United States
roamce scamer on facebook
Miss Marple from United States
anonymous from United States
provide more information as email address,full name profile and if he has asked for money.Just a photo is not helpful for anyone...
anonymous from United States
I wish that I had read this posting before some stuff happen to me. Either way, it is a lesson that I learned. Please note that these are some of the emails BAUERS used.
YAHOO MESSENGER he uses
GMAIL he uses
Miss Marple from United States
anonymous from United States
Thank you for your posting and sorry that you met a scammer! I am glad you found this information as we scam victims need confirmation also what we have been dealing with.I remember when I encountered my scammer once ,I had this feeling that something was not right with the person I communicated with and I did researches every where and did not find anything ,that was really frustrating !!
But all of a sudden I came to this site after hours of researches and found photos ...PUH...I do not knew what to think first ,but then I realized that I have talked with a scammer for over 2 months and all was just a waste of time on a criminal from Nigeria.So the confirmation was just the thing I needed for my self and the endless research and confusion was over for me when I found information ....
So what I want to say you with this is even if it is to late to be warned for you about the scammer that you have met ,It is never to late to heal and you know for the next time you are online that you are cautious and careful to strangers that only wants to scam you !
You have encountered a scammer that pretends to be a soldier ,the most reports points to Ghana when it comes to scams with stolen military staff photos used in scams...
but there are plenty of Nigerian scammers residing in Ghana too and doing the scams online ...
Hello yes i must say i to was scammed .began in 2010,at first the gentleman said his name was Christopher Jenkins from Walton Liverpool England he said he was a civial enginer well we talk for a while on line then he disapeared off line for a bit
when he came back on i stated on his face book page now those are the eyes i love missed looking at them then about 10 minuets after that a nice lady said she was talking to same man who was calling himself Neale Peterson with the same pic i had that said Christopher Jenkins so i dropped it
Then on the weekend i ran across a site called Male Profiles Scamdiggers and found out for curiosity sake more info and there was the same pic but he was going under Scott Smith
the gentlemans name for the pic is actually Marc Macleod now on Christopher Jenkins facebook friends was a man who went by Loyd Chambers in fact on this site this mans real name is Harry Whyte i wonder if he knows some one is using his pic and using a fake name
also i noticed once in a while the name would appear as loyd jenkins
i think Mr Macleod is still being scamed because he has several pages all of his pic and right name im not sure but i would not like to think this poor man has to go threw this again
i don,t understand how people can be so mean the world is ugly enough and to deframe a person this man has a job and a family mayby it must be devastating to think this is affecting not only him but his family as well and his job just thought i should pass this on i hope im wrong on this i really do
Sincerly Ms Wanda Strong
by for now
OJAS from United States
Sorry 2013-06-17, 23:18:18 anonymous from Canada, you got scammed.
Unfortunately you think the person in the photo scammed you, but you are wrong.
at first the gentleman said his name was
No such thing as a "gentleman-scammer"! Only low-life scumbags!
Trace the IP, it'll be Nigeria, Ghana, or a proxy.
Real ID:Lieutenant-General Andrew Brooke Leslie, CMM, MSC, MSM, CD (born December 1957) is a retired Canadian Forces general officer who most notably served as Chief of Transformation and earlier as Chief of the Land Staff.
hi i wrote earlier on before when i was talking to this so called Christopher jenkins he had a friend on his friend list who lived i Walton Liverpool his name was loyd chambers i said his pic might be being used he said thank you like christopher jenkins did later after all this i was looking on scam diggers and i found the name Harry Whyte and this loyd cambers was using hi s pic
this must be a triaingle of deicite it is a wfull thank you again