Step 1.Get their email address.
You would be surpised how many things you can find out about a person from a simple email address.
Step 2.Enter their email address in Google.
Does anything show up? Especially any references to scams? If their email is showing on any scam list, they are scam. No doubt and no mistake.
Step 3.Enter the sentences from their messages or profile description in Google.
Does anything show up? Put it in quotes, to make sure you are searching for this exact phraze. No need to enter the entire message or description, just the most prominent parts. See if you can find the same exact sentences on somebody else's profile or on any scam list.
Step 4.Check their pictures in Google Image Search.
Google Image Search
is a very useful tool, in case you haven't heard of it. See if their picture is used elsewhere, associated with another name or is already scamlisted.
Step 5.For male scammers, try Scamdigger.
Enter their picture in our Scamdigger image search
and it might tell you if his picture is already posted in our forums.
Step 6.Check their IP.
Our IP search tool
will tell you if their IP was used in scams before or belong to a "bad neighbourhood".
Step 7.See if they are registered on any social networks
Do you know that many social networks allow to search their members base by email address? Of course you can do it manually, by visiting every social network out there, locating their search form and entering the suspect's email addy in their search box. But we facilitated this task for you. Just enter their email address in the box below and hit Submit. On the next screen, the list of social networks will appear. Click on every link one by one and see if you can find them registered somewhere, and if they use the same details and pictures. Please note that some networks require registration in order to see the search results. The most important is Facebook, as almost everybody has it. You can either use the form below to search Facebook, or go to Facebook site and enter their email directly into Facebook site search. You would be surprised how many real mugs of scammers pop up there.