That helps us shut them down before they throw their bait to to more of our members. Anyone that knows about them, and how devastating they can be, will never fall prey to them. It's happened to me, too...in the hell do they think we are??? These guys said they are in love w/ me on the first email! One played it cool..& I were IMing for about a week..don't take long, he said he's from KY, but is currently in Africa w/ his daughter..was trying to get this job, but the people in Africa wanted him to pay them for his business!!! Anyway, he said that he gave them the money because it was a "sweet job" w/ lots of money potential and he didn't want to lose the account...he & his daughter were stuck w/ no money to pay the hotel bill and wanted me to help him out! Well, at the end of my profile, I let them all know that if that's their intentions..pass me by! I wrote back, I wrote, 'what do you want' He never wrote back hmmmmm......I bit abrasive? As long as we have the internet and telephones,these scammers will always be around!
Since there has been no real nationwide media coverage to speak of, word of mouth is the only way people will be made aware of these scams. I politely told him to go jump off a cliff..those exact words. Dearest, My name is Davidson Wani From Sierra Leone the only son of late Mr & mrs. My father was very wealthy farmers and cocoa merchant when he was alive.
The list of additional charges never seems to end until you are cleaned out.
I just got a letter on BBPeople (another dating service I'm on) from a GORGEOUS guy who said he was from Nigeria but he's white and said he is 'working in New York". OK red flags, the guy is a f....n liar and I'm gonna put the warning out Thank you.
It always helps too if you click the "Report Spam" button while reading an email from someone you think is a spammer. I could see thru them right off the bat..you said..pretty to be real! Sid that he wanted to meet, that I was gorgeous and then left his email address and international cell phone number. What may seem ridiculous to most of us,some people are just very lonely and vulnerable. Just someone who needs to guard their kind heart a little more defensively.
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Advance Fee Fraud These scams are also called 419 scams - They are scams promising a large sum of money (such as a bequest, charitable donation, investment, unclaimed bank account) or a valuable consignment (trunk boxes or consignments of cash, gold, or black money) Fraudulent check scams - Scams in which checks are mailed to you Fraudulent lotteries - Fraudulent lottery win notifications which ask you to pay fees Romance scams - Scams in which the scammer plays a love interest Money recovery scams - Scams which target those who have already been victimized Charity scams - Scams in which scammers pose as charities Employment scams - Fake employment opportunities Auction site and online selling scams - Scams targeting online buyers, sellers or merchants Rental scams - Scams in which a scammer poses as a landlord or interested renter Debt collection scams - Scams in which the scammer attempts to hire services to collect a supposed debt Advance fee loan scams - Scammers posing as lenders, may also involve ID theft Conference scams - Scams involving invitations to a fake conference Pet scams or puppy scams - Scammers posing as a someone selling or giving away a pet Fraudulent websites used in scams - Scammer-created websites used for advance fee fraud Army leave scam - Army leave division USA request for leave scam For more information and Anti Fraud News visit you have received a scam email you would like to report to us, please register to post it on our forum. If you have been a victim of a scam and would like to share your story, please post in Personal Accounts of Scams If you have questions or feedback about our site, or have trouble with registering, please use the 'contact admin' button to contact the site administrator.
There are hundreds of variations on the same theme since it has been in play for about ten years.
All these scams have a similar hook as if there is a training school or organized management for these scammers.
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