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Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby T.D. 106 days, 11 hours ago

Yes you are 100 per cent right in regards to your story ,which is quite accurate and hope no one gets scammed by this or these people as there should be a law of some sort, because lots of american people are jobless, vulnerable, and some people might fall for a scam and what a shame. When we have millions of people without work and finacially straped . I think of how much money our country, movie stars, politicans, churches and individuals send to Africa and lots of other places and how we have hungry , poor and homeless right here.. I say our efforts need to concentrate on us here. And how dare these people trying to scam anyone.

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Michele 94 days, 8 hours ago

Are you kidding me? I can spot a scam a mile away. ANYBODY who states they are working in AFRICA are scam artists!!! Oh how I would LOVE for some jerk to ask me for money. LOLLLLLLLLLL What fun I would have with him. I'd tell him I sent it. Then when he says it didn't come...I'd still say I sent it. Let him keep looking for it. But first I'd play the dumb broad bit...just to see how much money he thinks he can get out of me. I'll give him my phone number....the number to the police station in my town or the FBI. ha ha ha

C'mon ladies....don't be schmucks. If some guy tells you he's in a BIND..tell him to call his FAMILY. What a bunch of jerks those guys are. They are actually some poor slob in Africa sitting in front of a rented computer in some hole in the wall sending out emails EVERY DAY to EVERY female they can find in hopes that if even 1 in 100 falls for his crap, he'll land some money. READ BELOW:

Signs of an Internet Dating Scam - Being Asked for Money and/or To Cash a Check

Most singles who have tried meeting people from online dating sites have come across this telltale internet dating scam sign: being asked to either cash someone's check or money order for them, or being asked outright for money. The story varies somewhat with each internet dating scam, but the intention remains the same: robbing you of your hard earned cash.

If somebody asks you to wire them cash online - no matter what the reason, no matter how plausible or sad it sounds - don't. But if you feel compelled to do it anyway, at least read FraudAid's legal responsibility page, first. It details the ramifications you may face should you choose this route, no matter where you or the internet dating scam artist lives.
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Sending money out of country by Western Union or MoneyGram:

When you send money by Western Union or MoneyGram, the money is gone the moment it is picked up and there is no money trail.

Nigerian and Eastern European fraud gangs know that they are untraceable once they pick up the money, which is why they want their victims to use these money wiring services.

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Sparkles 93 days ago

Just Lookin wrote:Truly amazing....I am a male and have received three pictures of women with an EMail....after minimal correspondence they all had some connection with either England or Afica or both. Within a short period of time they all expressed a deep and unrelentful love for me. (Someone they have never met)....and of course they all wanted to come to the US and be with me.......the catch was they all needed money for the trip. When I said no, are you kidding?????? Then the anger, and you don't trust me stuff.....no I don't and I won't send you money and then their gone and you can see them cruising the internet looking for other victims...watch out...the picture sent to you is a very attractive lady......however all three of these scam attempts had frayed English and it was quite obvious that their first language was not English. Also they listed their profile as somewhere in the US however when contacted....they were in England or somewhere in Africa. My perception is that it's the same person and it's a man.......watch out!!!!!!!


If I wanted to meet someone I'd been chatting to, got to know quite a lot about and wanted to take it to the next stage, I would be paying my way.
I travel frequently to the US (I have an aunt who was born there, and I've made lots of friends) I adore the amount of space and the diverse cultures and communities that live within a few miles of each other in most cities.
Chicago has Chinatown relatively close to the city center and the Navy Pier not that far away, to name just two completely different places with totally separate atmospheres.
My rule of thumb is basically, when you first meet someone, you pay for yourself, unless it's a dinner invitation and then the invitee will usually pay.
Having said that, I've invited male friend out for lunch and picked up the tab.
You're always going to get men and women who see single people as lonely, vulnerable and easy targets.
Just be careful.

Missparkles.
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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Sandy 88 days, 9 hours ago

I've encountered 4 Nigerian scammers. I ask them for money before they can ask me - They say they are in West Africa working, and they always sound to good to be true. Don't send anyone $$$ !

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Sparkles 85 days, 19 hours ago

Sandy wrote:I've encountered 4 Nigerian scammers. I ask them for money before they can ask me - They say they are in West Africa working, and they always sound to good to be true. Don't send anyone $$$ !


I've never even had a scammer, but I'd love to.
I could do with the entertainment.
:lol:

Sparkles.

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Ozmodium 85 days, 17 hours ago

Oh. yes indeed,watch out for the love scame, they will say they love you with all there heart,(and you havn't even meet.) then when they think they got you, out comes' the money request, so they can return to the states ussually they are stuck some place in africa... when you refuse, out comes the guilt trip. So. lover's beware, if there in africa,or london, they are just looking for some fool to send them you hard earned $$$.

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Angelina 84 days, 13 hours ago

:cry:I have experienced similar stories too but from USA. I had one from Indiana who at first would ring me twice a day for about 2 months which made it even more convincing. Every time he said he was coming over to Australia to meet me and take me back with him or live here, something would always happened to him and he couldn't make ### was so cruel, I would have my bags packed ready to meet him to go on a holiday when we met like we planned etc. only to get a call hours before I would have to leave to pick him up saying he had an accident or someone died, he got sick whatever. To this day I have no idea what what was going on with him, but I'm sure it was not honesty.I cant believe how I fell for it... I shudder now, such powerful & dangerous stuff. Sometimes I think I am so lucky I didn't just go over there to meet him like I wanted to. Thank goodness I didn't have the money. Even now when i hear that beautiful song he would sometimes play to me over the phone, 'I want to be your Hero, take away your pain' by Enrique Iglesios (not sure of spelling) it still hurts after 8 years. Sometimes I would pick up the phone and he wouldn't say words, just play that song, very powerful and at that time in my life it was just what I wanted to hear. He knew that I'm sure! Brainwashing I guess. After 8 months he eventually stopped ringing, didn't see him on ##### chat, no more email letters declaring undying love. I never knew what happened, he was extremely convincing. I t took me a very long time to get over it. I know it sounds so stupid & I have berated my self many times, but its true it happens, you get hooked. More than likely he was a very narcissistic man. This type can come across as the sweetest man alive and then turn into your worse nightmare!!!
It doesn't always have to be money they are after... Please protect your hearts, money & souls. Remember that Bible verse warning ' Beware of Wolves in Sheep's clothing.' :cry:

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Angelina 84 days, 13 hours ago

You hit the nail right on the head about looking after our own struggling people!

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Sparkles 84 days ago

Angelina wrote::cry: I have experienced similar stories too but from USA. I had one from Indiana who at first would ring me twice a day for about 2 months which made it even more convincing. Every time he said he was coming over to Australia to meet me and take me back with him or live here, something would always happened to him and he couldn't make ### was so cruel, I would have my bags packed ready to meet him to go on a holiday when we met like we planned etc. only to get a call hours before I would have to leave to pick him up saying he had an accident or someone died, he got sick whatever. To this day I have no idea what what was going on with him, but I'm sure it was not honesty.I cant believe how I fell for it... I shudder now, such powerful & dangerous stuff. Sometimes I think I am so lucky I didn't just go over there to meet him like I wanted to. Thank goodness I didn't have the money. Even now when i hear that beautiful song he would sometimes play to me over the phone, 'I want to be your Hero, take away your pain' by Enrique Iglesios (not sure of spelling) it still hurts after 8 years. Sometimes I would pick up the phone and he wouldn't say words, just play that song, very powerful and at that time in my life it was just what I wanted to hear. He knew that I'm sure! Brainwashing I guess. After 8 months he eventually stopped ringing, didn't see him on ##### chat, no more email letters declaring undying love. I never knew what happened, he was extremely convincing. I t took me a very long time to get over it. I know it sounds so stupid & I have berated my self many times, but its true it happens, you get hooked. More than likely he was a very narcissistic man. This type can come across as the sweetest man alive and then turn into your worse nightmare!!!
It doesn't always have to be money they are after... Please protect your hearts, money & souls. Remember that Bible verse warning ' Beware of Wolves in Sheep's clothing.' :cry:


That's such a powerful and emotional story.
I hope my remarks didn't offend or upset you.
I suppose we only hear of the silly scammers who are so obvious you would have to be brain dead not to realise what they were up to.
This man was very smooth and practised in what he was doing, and as you said, he came along just when you needed him.
God their are some right bastards out there.
OK everyone has been had at some time in their life, but to mess with someones feelings this way, and for what?
I hope you're feeling OK now Angelina.
I was really touched by what you had to say and the honesty with which you said it.
Thanks.

Sparkles.

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Re: Warning ~ a true story about an encounter with a scammer

Postby Melody 83 days, 19 hours ago

I Met the same gut on ### Personals but he went by Dave Anderson there I reported him. Did you talk to him on the phone? Thick accent? The photo he sent are of an actor.(one where you know the face from some where but don't have a name to put with it) He still pops up on me e-mail occationally. I'm glad you didn't send him anything. I caught him when one night in the middle of the conversation I asked him how tall he was. "6'5" " he wrote back... ad said he was 5' 8". got-cha! goo going girl! :lol:

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