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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, tagged.com 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mijGF9T325Y the agency you can check is http://focushawaii.com. You can also search for photographs in picture search in database at this site http://www.delphifaq.com/cgi-bin/faq_pictest.pl and scamdigger where you upload an photo and see if the scammer is reported in another site http://www.tineye.com/ http://scamdigger.com/ If you think you have contact with an scammer by email, read these general warning signs

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! 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
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Caller_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.

FBI : http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/financial_scams/financial_scams_4554.html
http://ic3.gov
EFCC: http://efccnigeria.org
UK: http://www.met.police.uk
AUSTRALIA: http://scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/tag/Nigerian419Scams
CANADA : http://bbb.org
And in this link you have more information of what you can do if you
are scammed.
http://consumerfraudreporting.org/governments.php


Many thanks to DOC with the language/Translation,OJAS with good and informative links,and many thanks to Delphifaq.com and all other contributors and friends here at this site.



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2010-03-23, 13:13:21   (updated: 2010-03-23, 13:16:06)
Miss Marple from Sweden  
I have wondered and many others with me why the scammers actually scam people ? is it political ore they talk about the historic things as the slavery system that the black people wants to have revenge? i found an an article about this issue also...


The real reason behind Nigerian scamletters
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Poverty is not the reason why people indulge in 419 because a large percentage of them are already wealthy in their own right (not through 419). They employ people to scam for them while using their legitimate business as a front. Lower down the ladder, you get the newly qualified professionals who are caught up in the 'get rich quick syndrome' pervading southern Nigeria in current times. This group would rather wait for the maturity of one scam than work their way up the employment ladder.

Why do they do it, I hear you ask? Because the input is miniscule and the returns astronomical. If a scammer sends out 2000 letters or emails, with a response of 1% or lower, s/he has hit the JACKPOT!!! As long as some greedy individuals continue to respond, they will stay in business as they are always one step ahead of they law.
The money from these crimes finance mainly drug trafficking, mistresses, property, exotic cars. It is all about ostentation, ostentation and more ostentation. There is a story about one of them that had so many cars that his palatial mansion resembled a car dealership. His wife use to drive a car to color co-ordinate what she was wearing. If she drove a different car everyday it would take over six months to drive all the cars.

There certainly is no terrorist connection. The religion of the perpetrators make it highly improbable. Even if there were Northern Nigerian advanced fee fraudsters (which is doubtful), their fanaticism is not sophisticated. The typical Nigerian is too selfish for that kind of sponsorship

http://www.fraudaid..419ter.htm
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Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
Scam artist Joel David Collins from Lansing, Michigan



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2010-03-27, 05:16:06
Miss Marple from Sweden  
More of scammers from Nigeria...here is an good article how scammers work out !!
..if you have thoughts of webcam sessions read this before you consider that thing please ....be carefull !!!



Nigerian Scams: Not just for email
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By now almost everyone has heard about, or more likely received, an email from someone in Nigeria who needs you to hold some money in your bank account or cash a check or something like that. This person claims to be a government official, a long lost relative, a potential investor or many other things. The newest Nigerian scam involves potential suitors. These people will spend months earning your trust. They troll music sites, fan sites and other sites and then pretend to be interested in the same things you are. Many claim to be Americans working abroad getting paid with money orders. The money orders are “washed”—a $20 money order is changed to look like it’s worth $900. The con artist sends you the money order and asks you to wire the money back to them. It can take your bank weeks or even months to realize that you’ve been duped and then you are responsible for all of the money.

These people prey on lonely hearts. They join chat rooms or groups where single people congregate, often sending gifts and flowers. Religious groups for singles are becoming big targets, as people often feel safer in these groups.

These scams are big business. They follow scripts and there’s a good chance that you’re talking to different people each time.

If you accuse them of scamming you they often admit to it and subsequently profess that they have fallen in love with you and want to visit you or you to visit them, they then try to get you into scamming other people with them.

Finally, a whole other part of the scam is someone pretending to be a detective or investigator or someone who can find the scammer and bring them to justice—for a small fee.

Be especially careful of webcams! Scammers use web cams to see inside your house and to create a stronger psychological bond with you. Do NOT perform a sexual act in front of a web cam for someone you don’t know (or only think you know), you could be performing in front of a large group of people and/or it can be used to blackmail you later. They may threaten to send it to your family and/or workplace. If you don’t pay, they may sell it to a porn site. Do NOT ever turn on your web cam for anyone that you don’t know.

The photos these scam artists use are of real people, people who most likely do not know that his or her photo is being used this way. If you sent photos of yourself, friends or family they may be used in a future scam. Photos are often stolen off of social networking sites like Facebook. Do not send copies of your driver’s license or passport and never, ever, ever give anyone your social security number. Never. No one needs this number but you.

It’s heartbreaking that con artists prey on lonely people. Unfortunately, it happens more often then not. However, there are plenty of good people out there. Don’t stop looking for love, just keep your eyes open, use good judgment and trust your instincts—if something feels off, it probably is.


http://www.youngmon..-lookout/

http://www.youtube...VevX3IS8DI


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2010-03-27, 05:41:54
Miss Marple from Sweden  
The Nigerian scam is spreeding to other countrys also as Malaysia...


Malaysia: 6 Nigerians arrested for job sc

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By LOURDES CHARLES

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested six Nigerians, all students at a private college here, for allegedly running an Internet job scam to cheat foreigners by using a leading telecommunication (Telco) service provider letterhead.

A local woman from Puchong, believed to be an accomplice of the six, was also arrested as she is believed to have provided the syndicate with her bank account number that received the money from the scam.

It is learnt the syndicate headed by the foreigners would send out e-mails using the teleco’s letterhead offering non-existent job vacancies to unsuspecting victims in the U.K, Pakistan, India, Dubai and the Philippines.

“Successful applicants would be charged a certain processing fee including fees purportedly for immigration documentation, lodging and transportation amounting to about RM3,500.

“The syndicate’s activities came to light when the telco received about 30 inquiries from foreigners about the so called job vacancies with the telco,’’ the Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) said in a statement yesterday.

Suspecting something amiss, a representative of the telco lodged a police report with the CCID in Bukit Aman recently and a team was set up immediately to investigate the syndicate.

Police picked up all the members and learnt that the local woman was one of the Nigerian men’s girlfriend.

“The CCID would like to advise the public not to fall prey to such syndicates and to check with the company first before banking in any money into the account of unknown people.

“We also warn individuals who allow such people to use the bank accounts for illegal purposes to refrain from doing so as the CCID will come down hard on them and haul them to court,’’ the statement said.

http://antifraudint..hp?t=23127


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2010-03-27, 05:45:29   (updated: 2010-03-27, 05:55:52)
Miss Marple from Sweden  
More of Nigerian scammers in Malaysia...


The Nigerians scammers in Malaysia is sure a pest. I believe they use the loophole of easily attainable student visas to enter private colleges in Malaysia and thus, relocate the 419 scams relabeled into the romance scam using Malaysia as a platform coz it is more believable and victims are not suspecting of the location.

Yes there are MANY NIGERIANS in Malaysia now. In Jan 2010, the Malaysian Authorities have realized they have become a threat to the country and wl be monitoring all 'foreign students'closely to make sure they are not into illegal activities. Vietnam has also apply a blanket rule to BAN ALL NIGERIANS from entering Vietnam due to the vices they have done in that country.



http://www.romances..&start=30

http://www.hobotrav..scams.php

http://www.dangerso..gscam1.htm


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2010-03-29, 10:38:29   (updated: 2010-03-29, 10:43:19)
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Not only the Nigerians scams women and men, if you speak with someone from GHANA you should be very carefull,background check is an necessary thing to do ...The capital is Accra for the scam business in Ghana...here is an article about Ghana scams and some links to find more information about scams from Ghana.....
Ghana Scams on the Rise
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Fraud increases demand for background checks


Ghana appears to have adopted many of the fraud methods used in Nigeria. In fact, many professional scammers have relocated to Ghana in order to escape the 'bad reputation' of Nigeria for its high level of fraud. Other fraud operations simply have affiliate, criminal networks in Ghana that they hope will diminish their Nigeria stigma. This transition of advance fee fraud and scams means Ghana is the emerging market for fraud.

Accra is capital of Ghana and the home of an estimated 6 million people, and the population is growing very rapidly. The city continues to attract foreign investment and is the center for Ghana's international commerce and foreign trade.
International business is becoming a way of life here. Doing business in Accra, Ghana can mean opportunity and profit. With this big potential reward, however, comes new substantial risks.

Foreign businesses aren't alone in this increasingly risky market. Similar to a small business in London or Singapore having to verify its business relationship in Accra, many individuals are finding personal relationships in Ghana. Whether its romance or a new business contact, we recommend a background check.
Most of us think the scams, such as advance fee fraud, simply aren't going to happen to us. Unfortunately, as the world has grown wise to Africa's scams, the fraudsters have grown quite sophisticated. Business scammers now have the industry know how, and they use the lingo. They have resumes and references. Beautiful women (including white women) in Accra definitely exist, but the number of men portraying to be these women is staggering. Here too, the players are professional. They carry on phone conversatons, send email, provide visa and passport copies, and more. Ghana scammers are some of the best.



http://www.hobotrav..scams.php

http://articlesbase..rom+Ghana

http://inwent-iij-l..ts-ghana/

http://afroclub.net..am-14.htm

http://journalism.n..ana_tech/




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2010-03-29, 11:08:02   (updated: 2010-03-29, 11:14:09)
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Accra: Ghanaians and Internet Dating Sca
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In the past several months, there has been an increase in issues posted to the Ghana forums regarding Ghanaian “friends” who were met over the internet, or who are cyber dating through internet dating websites. You can scroll through the issues for more information. Many questions and issues have to do with the sincerity or veracity of the “friend” from Ghana, who urgently needs either money or the shipment of goods to him or her here in Ghana. In the vast majority of cases, all of these poor innocents were being scammed or conned by the Ghanaian friend, whether male or female, it mattered little
Stories, and that is really all they are, that have been posted tell of a Ghanaian who needed $400 for a new cell phone which was stolen, though you can buy a new activated cell phone here for as little as $35. Someone else needed work boots and other items sent to him, shipment of which would cost $400 from the States (truly very very expensive to ship to Ghana), yet all those items are easily obtained here in Ghana.

Someone else needed $300 because her father was having eye surgery; the cost of a normal doctor visit is less than $5, surgery may run about $100-$140, if that. Someone else needed $3,500 for their mother’s funeral… funerals in Ghana are not like funerals in the USA, and are long drawn out eleborate affairs; “donations” by mourners at the end of the funeral period usually more than cover the cost of the funeral outlay. The pattern is plain: Gimme, gimme, gimme

Google their “name” and see if you get any hits. Sometimes, the scammers actually do use their real name.

If the scammer is saying that they are white, and are claiming that they are American or British citizens or Europeans who somehow got “stranded” in Ghana, don’t believe it. Their Embassy would help them in some way, shape or form.

Even if they send you a picture, it may be one that they downloaded from the internet. If you want to know what they really look like, insist that they go to a cyber café that has web cam and IM you at the same time; all the big internet cafes here in Accra have it, BusyInternet, SmartNet, etc. It is not expensive to do that, maybe like $2.

If the issue is an unpaid doctor or hospital bill, tell them you will send money only to the hospital. Go to Ghanaweb.com and check the directory/phone book for a listing, don’t believe what they tell you. You may even have a 'doctor' or 'hospital administrator' who will call you and tell you that money is urgently needed. Don't believe it, even here in Ghana, doctor's don't have time for that. Tell them you absolutely won’t send them any money, see how fast they drop you.
Another red flag should be poor English skills; most of these scammers only got as far as junior high school.


http://www.tripadvisor.com/

search for:
Travel-g293797-c64880/Accra:Ghana:Ghanaians.And.Internet.Dating.Scams.html


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2010-03-29, 11:30:17
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Dating scammer THOMAS MENDS from ACCRA GHANA

Watch out for this scammer !! A victim has described him here with
very good words...



THOMAS MENDS FROM ACCRA IN GHANA, HE IS GHANAIAN BORN THERE, BUT HE SAYS HE IS FROM USA. HE HAS RESPONSES FOR EVERYTHING AS ALL OF THEM, SOMETIMES LOOKS DUMB, BUT HE IS NOT. HE HAS MUCH EXPERIENCE DATING AND SCAMMING. HE THINKS PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF GHANA IS STUPID, POOR GUY. tomasmends123@yahoo.com, tomasmends@yahoo.com. Isee that another person has posted here the same as I, it has scammed the whole world, but he couldn't with me, I realized he was trying to scammed me, He loved since the first day, without seeing me, he falled in love, he was dying for me, in 2 days he was asking money because he wanted to see me ... he can't live without me..


Emails used:
tomasmends123@yahoo
tomasmends@yahoo.com

http://www.delphifa..145.shtml

http://www.delphifa..shtml?p=2

http://www.romances..436&pos=0

http://www.romances..php?t=489

http://jedidel.com/..l-well-31

http://www.datingnm..mail1.htm

http://awas-scam.bl..hive.html







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2010-03-29, 11:37:55
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Dating scammer THOMAS MENDS from ACCRA GHANA

Emails used:
tomasmends123@yahoo
tomasmends@yahoo.com


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2010-03-29, 12:03:06
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Another thing i want to take up here is also GAY SCAMMERS ...Ghanian scammers has taken really advantages of this thing also....


Gay Dating Scams
Homosexuality is illegal in Ghana. This gives opportunities to unscroupulous people who are out for fast money. The fact is, very few genuine homosexuals use the gay dating sites. The majority of the people on them are either not gay and never intend to have intimacy, are 'gay for pay' or gay but looking for money or an easy way out. The worst is they blackmail or extort money, often using real or fake police. People have also been kidnapped and beaten up. A Google search will bring up scores of horror stories.


General Advice for Gay travellers
It is NOT advisable to come to Ghana just to meet someone you met online. However, if you are travelling here and wish to meet someone then read the following advice.

If you are travelling to Ghana never let anyone know the date you are arriving and your flight information. Do not allow them to meet you at the airport - you might find they arrive with the police to arrest you.

Don't let them know you are coming because of them. Tell them you are meeting friends here and will make time to see them.
If you bring them to your hotel or house you may find they will return with the police. The hotel may also alert the police.

Do not go to the guy's house. They may have their gang waiting to beat you up. It is better to meet them in a public place although there are several reports of people being kidnapped in full view of the public, including on Labadi Beach.
If you have intimacy, keep track of the used condoms - they can be used as evidence against you.

Stay away from people who live in Tema, Christian Village, West Legon, West Land, Achimota and Nima. These are places known for criminal activity.
Never send money. It only encourages them! Don't allow them to book your hotel, organise visas, etc. You may find you never see them or your money again


http://www.tripadvisor.com/
search for:
Travel-g293797-c64880/Accra:Ghana:Ghanaians.And.Internet.Dating.Scams.html

http://macdarlingc...s-online/

http://christiangay..aud.shtml

http://www.romances..&p=133309

http://www.squidoo...fakers2go

http://fakers2go.wo..press.com/
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Dating scammer Natalya from Osinniki, Russia



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2010-03-31, 10:02:44
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Another West-African country that has to be mentioned about scamming is SENEGAL..
make your background researches of whom you talking to on the internet and online..


http://www.hobotrav..scams.php

http://dakar.usemba..egal.html

http://afroclub.net..cam-2.htm

http://www.displeas..swers.htm

http://www.emailsca../senegal/



When we say 'Nigerian scam', it doesn't mean it originates from Nigeria only. It may also originate from any other West African country, like Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc..



http://www.vois.com..RS/1/781/

http://polosbastard..-of-dakar/


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2010-03-31, 10:45:54
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Why do people fall victim for an scammer? I have made this question to my self also,how come some fall and some dont and can everyone be an victim for an scam??Im sure after my hard education here at Delphifaq that you see the signs of an scammer when you have the knowledge of what scams are much better.So education and knowledge is the weapon against scams.


Why people fall victim to scams??
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(PhysOysOrg.com) -- The psychological reasons consumers may fall victim to mass marketed scams are revealed today in groundbreaking research.

The research, undertaken by the University of Exeter on behalf of the OFT, provides a valuable insight into why consumers fall victim to scams, as well as the psychological techniques used by scammers to con the UK public out of an estimated £3.5 billion every year.

Some of the key findings about victims of scams are that:

• up to 20% of the UK population could be particularly vulnerable to scams, with previous victims of a scam consistently more likely to show interest in responding again,

• a good background knowledge of the subject of a scam offer, such as experience of investments, may actually increase the risk of becoming a victim through ‘over-confidence’,

• victims are not in general poor-decision makers, for example they may have successful business or professional careers, but tend to be unduly open to persuasion by others and less able to control their emotions,

• victims often keep their decision to respond to a scam offer private and avoid speaking about it with family or friends.

The research also found that many scams use a range of highly persuasive techniques. A common tactic is to seek to exploit basic human emotions such as excitement or fear to provoke a spontaneous ‘gut reaction’ to the scam offer. Such scams also abuse people’s trust of authority by making a scam look like a legitimate offer from a reputable business or official institution.

Professor Stephen Lea of the University of Exeter's School of Psychology, who led the research team, said: ‘Modern economic life is complicated and we have to use all sorts of short cuts and rules of thumb to navigate our way through it. Scammers take advantage of those necessary, everyday processes. This means that no-one is immune to being scammed. We need to be on our guard both for ourselves and for our friends and family. If you have any worries that something might be a scam, you need to talk to someone else about it: It very likely is.’

The research findings will help to inform the joint OFT and Serious Organised Crime Agency’s National Strategy for tackling mass marketed fraud, in particular in developing more effective consumer awareness campaigns to help consumers recognise and resist scams.

Mike Haley OFT Director of Consumer Protection said: ‘This research provides valuable insight into the sophisticated, heartless and calculating psychological techniques used by scammers to exploit consumers. Scams often have a devastating emotional as well as financial impact on victims. This research will help us to develop more effective methods to counter the scammers.’

Gareth Thomas, Consumer Minister, said:‘These findings show it is not just the vulnerable but the financially savvy too who are at real risk of falling victim to scammers. Trading Standards Scambuster teams are working hard to highlight the dangers of scams across the country. They have already saved consumers more than £3 million and seized £2 million in criminal assets



The report can be downloaded at http://www.oft.gov.uk

http://www.physorg...3177.html

http://news.bbc.co...53938.stm

http://www.fraudwat..-392.html

http://www.foxnews...0,00.html

http://en.wikipedia..-fee_fraud
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Dating scammer SMITH ANDERSON



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2010-04-01, 14:07:52   (updated: 2010-04-01, 14:23:56)
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Im going to talk about an serious thing what can unfortunately happend to victims of fraud ...THREATS from the scammers..the scammers can be very nasty and ungly to the victims when they dont get any money from the victim..i know when i denied to send any money to my scammer he got very nasty I said to him that i dont have any Western Union office in my home town ,guess what?he wanted that money so much that he made reasearches on the internet and sended me an mail with some offices in my hometown,so he was pretty good in what he was doing ...unfortunately i have not saved the mails where my scammer gets very nasty and ugly....but i have this mail left anyway
where he really tried to persuade me to send him money....the scammers do not have any mercy ore empathy to nobody they just want your wallet,they dont have any shame in what way they do it ......



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2010-04-01, 14:18:31   (updated: 2010-04-01, 14:22:56)
Miss Marple from Sweden  

Threats from Nigerian-style scammers have become commonplace. Their threats can range from a warning that if you do not send them money they will report you to the FBI and/or Secret Service, to threats on your life or the lives of your children.
The threats can be terrifying in their intensity and must be successful or the scammers wouldn't keep doing it to extort money from their victims.

It serves no purpose for any scammer to report his victim to the authorities, particularly Scotland Yard, the FBI, the Secret Service, or any government law enforcement authority. A file cannot be opened without there being evidence of a crime, and the only evidence the scammer can supply is that of his own criminal activities. It's simply not an option.

On top of that, government enforcement agencies are well aware of Nigerian and Romanian style crimes so any call from one of the scammers would be totally ineffective, and the scammers are well aware of that.

Threats can occasionally come from investment fraudsters. While equally ineffective, the threats are different in character and claims. If this is your situation, please go HERE.

Conclusion: The threat of reporting you to the authorities is an empty threat. Ignore it.

What to do:

1.The fastest way to get rid of threatening phone calls is to get yourself a whistle, a plastic one from a discount toy store will do, and blow it loudly into the telephone. The calls will stop immediately.

2.Please do not alter your entire life because of the threats; remember that so long as you refuse to send any money or any more money, they will go away. You are useless to them and of no importance whatsoever to them if they cannot get any money out of you.

3.Do not bother telling the scammers, either by phone or email, that you have reported them to the authorities. They simply don't care. This will not make them stop contacting you. They will continue to contact you so long as you are responsive. STOP talking to them and stop writing to them. Keep in mind that every time you open one of their emails they know about it because they get a notice stating that their letter has been opened (email receipt), and you are also opening your hard drive to them.

4.Go back to #1: Blowing that whistle in their ear will make you feel very, very good.

http://www.fraudaid..reats.htm

http://www.fraudwat..p?p=56197

http://www.scamwatc..Id/737837

http://www.fbi.gov/..11507.htm



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2010-04-01, 14:28:03
Miss Marple from Sweden  
Police looking into alleged death threats by scam artist
7:01 PM Mon, Feb 15, 2010 | Permalink
Richard C. Dujardin Email

WARWICK, R.I. -- A local man who told the police about a scam artist who was calling his house with the story that if he wired $300 to an address in Indianapolis a prize patrol from the MGM Grand at Foxwoods would come to his house with $1.5 million in winnings says he has now been receiving death threats from the same individual.

Anthony Heiss, 44, of 65 Hayes St., said that when the scam artist, who claimed to be in Las Vegas, called him on Saturday to ask if he had wired the money yet, he replied that he had already alerted the local police, the state police and the FBI about the scam and that he was not sending any money.

'There must have been something I said that really got him angry,' he said, 'because he kept calling me back to say he was going to put a bullet in my head.'

Amazingly, he said, the same man, with a heavily accented voice, called him back saying he was from Publishers Clearing House, and that if he sent $499, a prize patrol would come by with $2.5 million along with a Mercedes. At one point, he managed to have the man give him his cell phone number, one with an 876 area code.

Late Sunday afternoon, he said, a Warwick policemen listened to some of the death-threat messages the man had left on his cell phone, but advised him that because the calls appeared to originate from out of state it was out of the department's jurisdiction.

State Police, however, warned Heiss not to try calling the 876 number, since the area code, which is for the island of Jamaica, has been frequently used by scam artists. Jamaica allows them to make unwitting callers liable for hundreds and even thousands of dollars in charges through a reverse-billing system that permits them to charge callers from $100 to $2,400 a minute.

On Monday, Heiss said he received another call from the scam artist who said 'he was three blocks from my house and he was coming over to kill me.'

Warwick police said Monday said that after a policeman visited Heiss' home on Sunday, they had considered the matter closed since Heiss had indicated he was already talking to the state police and the FBI, but since the latest threats they planned to keep his house under surveillance.


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2010-04-03, 04:54:53
Miss Marple from Sweden  

Warning against scammers!!!!


Scammers cannot be identified by their nationality, tribe or race. They however can be identified by their behavior and habits which tells you who they really are, Scum. They are highly unproductive, lazy, over ambitious and determined to acquire material things. Most scammers are manipulative and parasitic in behaivour.

Never trust anyone unless you have tried and tested him/her and found him/her trust worthy and god fearing. Most scammers are real scum with no marketable skills and a history of anti-social behaviours. Don’t be surprised if they are ready to kill a man for a few cents, because they are real moral filths. Don’t feel sorry for them whenever they are caught as they can manipulate human feelings to their advantage. Most scammers are unrepentant crooks




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