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Suspect you may be dealing with a Nigerian scammer?
Here is a wonderful list originally compiled by the Romancescams Yahoo group, but modified and extended by us.
- There are other times they are gone from the conversation for a length of time and will sometimes come back at you with a different name, they're usually conversing with more than one person at a time - They typically ask you to get on your webcam yet they never seem to have a webcam of their own - They like to send you poems or love letters, most of which can be traced back to lovingyou.com, sometimes they even forget to change the name in the poem or letter to match your name - They claim it was destiny or fate and you are meant to be together - They immediately want your address so as to send you flowers, candy, and teddy bears, often purchased with stolen credit cards - They claim to love you either immediately or within 24-48 hours - They ask for your phone # but when they call you can barely understand a word - They may give you a phone # but it's typically a calling card or a call center, you can rarely get them on the phone - They are so in love with you that they cannot live without you BUT they need you to send them some money so they can come to you - They typically claim to be from the US (or your local region) but they are overseas, or going overseas mainly to Nigeria, sometimes the UK for business or family matters - They often do not know the correct time difference between where you are and where they claim to be - They often claim to have one parent that is of African descent - A majority of them claim to have lost a spouse/child/parent in a horrific traffic accident or airplane accident or any of the above are sick or in the hospital - They have no close family or friend or business associates to turn to, even the US embassy, instead they can only rely on a stranger they picked off the internet - They tend to ask you to send them cell phones and laptops - They would like to mail you packages or letters and have you forward them on for them, sometimes to Africa, sometimes to another US address - To them love equals financial assistance: if you do not send them money or help them out with what they ask, you do not love them - They will ask you to open a bank account for them in your name, often in Wells Fargo bank - They will ask you for your bank account information - They will send you a check or money order and ask you to cash it for them and wire the money to them via Western Union - They frequently send fraudulent checks via - They often claim they are in the hospital and the doctor will not perform the necessary operation unless you send the money - Even when they are in the hospital they can IM with you because the doctor has a laptop and is so very generous to let them use it - They claim they've been mugged and have no money and are being held hostage in the hotel and are not being allowed to leave until the bill is paid, often they will let you talk to the "hotel manager" who will verify the story - They also claim they've somehow "lost" the company money and cannot pay his employees: there is always some desperate story as to why you have to send money - If you deny them or question them they become verbally abusive and will resort to threats - Above all, if you call them a scammer they are highly offended and some will start throwing words at you in their native language.
- General info on Nigerian dating scams - General info on Russian dating scams - Our HUGE scam database with photos that scammers use - Signs you may be dealing with a Nigerian scammer - Signs you may be dealing with a Russian scammer - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 1 - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 2 - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 3 - Addresses and names used by Nigerian scammers - Forum: report your scammer here - E-mail addresses of scammers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - How to detect the Russian scam - How do Russian scammers operate - Tactics of Russian scammers - Why Russian scammers use The Bat!
For example, some web sites have over 20.000 profiles, however this is not a reason to find any scam inside this Agency, it only gives you an impression how many profiles you can find on the 'entire' web.
So, the chance is present, but if you prepare yourself in a proper way, the risk of being scammed can be reduced to almost zero.Not all signs on this list are equally alerting and not all of them necessarily mean scam, but if he/she generally fits the pattern, it is most likely a scam! - Their profile picture looks professionally done and can be found on a modeling website - They are middle-aged high rank US military - Their height/weight is not proportional -e.g.6' and 95 lbs - They claim to be older/younger than the photo looks - They claim to have blonde hair and blues eyes when the picture is dark hair and brown eyes or vice versa - They have a wedding ring on the photo yet they claim to be single - They claim to be Native American or some other ethnicity when the photo is Caucasian - Their specified age range seems to have no limit-e.g.Scammers or fraudsters may be on dating sites and social networks setting up fake profiles.Scammers may pose using fake pictures and claiming to be from New Zealand or working overseas.How To Start Your Personal Ad Your personal checklist Introduction letter Your first meeting Tips and Articles Information in Dutch Russian Holidays Dating flow chart Russia Maps Russian visa's Avoid dating scam guide Report Scam How to find a Russian women Russian Dating Scams Dating scams are most of the time organized by men pretending to be Russian women seeking love! Embassy receives reports almost every day of fraud committed against U. citizens by Internet correspondents professing love and romantic interest. This is why we have created this topic Never send money to a woman listed in any kind of internet dating or matchmaking agency, if she asks for it. I think it will be a good idea to use the service of this agency. Please read the whole topic about dating scams) (*) I use on purpose the words 'the person', because most of these 'scammers' are men pretending to be Russian woman and who are using stolen photo's from professional models or women from real agencies. , more specific I can say for 99.5% (according to reliable sources).