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How romance scammers live and work

How African Romance Scams Work
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:21 pm

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FOR MEN ONLY
Do African FEMALES scam?
Definitely. But hard to tell in singular cases.
Always assume it´s a MAN you write to.
One example and some thoughts:
For example: http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 39#p401739" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; <= Josiemodel in yahoo avatar, scam profile
You can find "her" on, say, laissez-faire dating and social sites, multiple times every day. Looks like every Ghana college boy knows her and uses her for scams...
Uses same email as : http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 38#p401738" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; <= a black GH female by the name of Rose

And I am not entirely sure whether "Rose" is a black female format or possibly the real scammer (the criminal who scams on yahoo as Josie).

On Skype this email leads to one "UK" and one "South African" fakey.

So does a Ghanaian girl named Rose scam as Josie on yahoo and on Skype as pretending to be in/from South Africa and UK, or is there a Ghanaian gang (or a single male scamboi) registering one Josie fakey for some quick "white female struck in Africa scam" cash and "Rose" as "to broaden the portfolio and scam fellow Africans or African-Americans with" and opening two Skypes for to back up the future "UK/ZA travelling stories"?

Tummy feeling tells me the black female format is a scam format ("baby need money for school fees, for mom, for my baby sisters operation,...") and the photo does not portrait the real scammer behind all this. But I couldn´t prove it. Really baiting her at length and requesting phone chats would´t prove a thing unless you really get "Rose" moving on cam and ask her to perform a thing or two that´s not likely to appear on stolen seconds-long webcam snippets.
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:13 pm

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On the beach, "Dario" and his happy pals from Lagos, Nigeria, relax from a hard night of scamming Russian women on vkontakte pretending to be a "humanitarian UN aid from Miami" being in Nigeria to help rescue the kidnapped Boko Haram girls :(

Why do Nigerian sammers do these shameless lies?
Because "Dario" saw a cool plasma TV in the mall!

So he massmails women on vkontake using this American man´s stolen pics.

From the script he and his pals use to extract money from victims:
"I have no other words to describe how you make me feel. No words, no actions could even come close. I believe that Ronald Reagan poet said it best to Nancy in a letter, telling her only that, "I do love you." Their love was a strong love, surviving everything, even death. I believe that even after his death, Nancy felt Ronald's love for her raining down on her. That's why she always seemed in the world after the death of such a truly loving husband. That is the love that I feel for you. "

Topic and how-do-i-know is http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... =3&t=80584" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks to Anna for revealing this Lagos scam gang!
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:56 pm

Karin Flowers from FishMeetFish´ s TRUE life in a nutshell:
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Scammer Samuel Afari-Gyan from Ghana is multi-talented. He can change from White Female Scam Format (scamming men as Karin Flowers, karinflowers123@gmail.com) to Visa Seeker Format (scamming women as sm_gyan@yahoo.com, +233268278048) in under five minutes. Plus, he can mix Bailey´s with Jim Beam, deal with Skype, cellphones and laptops and kiss the missus during really very loud club music without losing his rhythm. Congratulations!

Don´t pay scammers! All this^^ is where you money ends!

Topic and how-do-I-know is http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 76#p403576" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:35 am

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This is not Stuart James. Yes, it is his stolen photo. Today, used by this gentleman from Ghana named Samuel Aboagye, samuel_a1@outlook.com, who calls himself "The Money Drop Boy". Just another Ghanian highschool punk (17 years old!) starting out to make some extra money by organized and regular internet fraud instructed and supported by his peers, oscillating between "Stuart James needs-money-for-leave military love scam" and "I need some money for schooling mam".

Great start into your professional downhill life!

Don´t pay money to "US military men" in Ghana!

Topic and how do-I-know-is http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 69#p400769" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and below as he is gradually discovered, thanks to our many international helpers :).
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:14 pm

http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... =3&t=81174" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Who are Judith, Suzzy, Eric and Harry Addo, who have all contacted me since the weekend?
Using two obvious Senegal refugee scam email addresses named "Judith" and "Suzzy", Eric Addo from Ghana massmails simply EVERY middle-aged women he could find during day and night shifts, to start business. Since "Lizzy, the pureheart Senegal refugee girl, who needs money for her banker" scam doesn´t work on many US ladies any more, he has changed to admitting to be "Eric", an "ambitious medicine student at the University of Ghana" needing money for fake exam fees, "deadline day September 10". And if by then no money has come in, he switches again to another long-prepared White Male Scam Format on Facebook as "Harry Addo" and adds the same women once again - his third attempt at social-engineering money out off people on Facebook, Mydailyflog and who knows where else.

Never pay internet people contacting you asking for money - all are fake!

Topic and how-do-I-know is from http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 76#p405676" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:43 am

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From a victim today: "Hi: I got this e-mail from him stating that his identify was stolen. Yea, right."

Again some person has confronted a scammer. People always do that, this educates scammers (I know it is not their objective but that´s what not-ignoring means as a by-effect), they tell them them they know and worse, how they know, it´s soo annoying. Now he knows he cannot use these listed pictures any more, tying to win you back one last time by that email, they he will change name and pics, he will scam until someone finds and posts, which will save some victims but some will also tell him they know and how they know etc ad infinitum.

BTW The gang behind this pic is from Nigeria: + 234-706-796-1710
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:39 pm

http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... =4&t=81261" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Only a Black Female Scam this time. To show you that African scammers scam anyone, including South African men. Don´t know much about this actual scammer other that he is from Nigeria (gives a different city each time), first name Rafiq, claims he is 23 on his real life Badoo and Zorpia and, as most other scammers, has an upper-middle-class university background - unlike many of their scam victims.
Seems pretending to be a female South African (fake!) girl is another profitable source of income.
How come that in my mind I actually hear him shouting payment details over the phone??! "Send the money...uhhuh...yes...send the money...text me the MTCN ok...just send the money dear ok".

Don´t pay to noone you only know from the internet! You finance internet scammers.

Topic and how do I know is from http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 43#p406043" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:20 am

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A so-called military scam. Fake military man contacting you professing love asking for money. Different anonymous internet criminals have stolen this fallen hero´s pictures a while ago already and possibly right from the militarytimes website projects.militarytimes.com/valor/air-force-staff-sgt-andrew-w-harvell/6567929 or sgtmacsbar.com/CCTPhotos/Gallery24/HarvellAndy/HarvellAndy.html and used it for fake profiles on Datehookup, Badoo and, yes , this Facebook.
Typically, plenty of middle-aged women will be massmailed and receive emails requesting money for a private satellite phone or money for leave or a fake army hospital bill.

ALL ARE LIES!

Hopefully, people who are familiar with army ranks will maybe first see that this is not a real person asking you for money by the scam-typical mixups: On Datehookup, scammers made him be "Captain" in the US Army and on Facebook, Captain in the CANADIAN army and air force!

Topic and how-do-I-know-is http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 80#p406380" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:21 pm

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When a scammer sends you his US address (as proof of trust), without ever demanding you to send anything to it (Don´t!), it is most often just lifted from the first best house sales website.
Two examples from the past 15 hours are http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 61#p409061" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 0&start=15" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Have a nice weekend ;)
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:36 am

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Why are there so many fake military men on the sites?

I can think of a number of explanations...
They all have to do with scammers who can "explain" why:
- no phone calls
- no live cam chat
- no immediate local meeting
- no better/cleaer/bigger photographs are possible right now (but later)
Anything else?

Answers from posters:
- Need money for own laptop in afganistan so they can chat privatley.....family members in trouble in your country an needs money
- Wife died, child being taken care of by a family member in another country, especially Nigeria, child is sick in the hospital, needs money for hospital bills, etc
- No address
- Needd money for something !!
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Re: How romance scammers live and work

Postby FrumpyBB » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:52 am

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Some victims were so much in love with the pictures (I understand this thou) that they ask us (which I can not understand):
"Can someone tell what happened to the real person who's pics got stolen. I just feel so violated for him and I was hoping someone could ease my mind that he Is good married or whatnot and ok. Praying for justice."
Please, this is the wrong question after writing to scammers. The photos were a tool. You could just as well ask "Where is the phone number from that my scammer gang used?" or "What photoshop programme is this organized gang using for faking scam-used documents?"
http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 13&t=48177" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; <=have a read here what RPOs (real picture owners) say (those that have registered on the board and have come forward, WE never contact THEM). :( You´ll see they are normal people (or professionel models) and all of them have lives and families of their own; none of them is dating on sites. The pics were just stolen for this purpose, by anonymous African and Russian gangs. There is no connection between random man in the pics and those organized criminal gangs of mostly college-aged upper-middle-class area boys who did and do all the lying and stealing and the phone calls and all the writing. Many victims before reading here do not understand the seperation "email writers doing this like organized crime" vs. "man in the pictures", your question is fair but doesn´t hit the core of the problem and prevents you from getting away from the scam lies :(
I know this is hard to understand, especially at first. But please don´t believe there has ever "this man" been in existence. All was a fraud creation by professional profile registering youth criminals, whose words cannot be more trusted than promised from your local drug dealer.
(This was too much text again for Facebook. I just got hot.)
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"why still writing, I told him I send no $"

Postby FrumpyBB » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:55 am

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QU : "Why do I still get all these emails? I told him I send no money!"

A: Please understand what mules do:
"He" would have sent you money for a ticket (i.e. the gang orders another victim to send you money) and it would have ended as overpayment scam. This is normally why scammers offer to send money: They want you to do money laundering for them, they send you "far too much, by mistake" and you are asked to send it back via cash transfer. It is very common that scammers order victims to pay via WU to the "US" or "UK" while in fact it´s picked up in West Africa with a false passport.
Thus, it makes sense for scammers to continue to chat even if you have told from the beginning you would never pay: They can always use one more overseas "mule". :(

And to mention the final "option": If it had come to sex chat via webcam, the scammers would have had something for further emotional blackmail if you refused the "mule" option :(

Just stating that these gangs behind these pictures do this for money, directly or indirectly. It´s organized crime in West-Africa.
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[FB]"How will sc´be detected?" - by investigation

Postby FrumpyBB » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:11 am

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QU: How will these scammers be detected? What's the best way to verify their authenticity? Thanks.

A: Nerd answer: Prove they lie about location. Methods are googling scripts, emails, phone numbers, Google Image Search on pictures, learning email header analysis and posting all the new ones that you got (http://www.romancescam.com/forum/ucp.php?mode=register" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; )^^, scammers always reuse them, so others can be saved :)
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"How will scammers be detected?", beginners

Postby FrumpyBB » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:18 am

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How will scammers be detected?

In just two sentences?

Answer on "first affect-shock" level: If you have found "him" on boards such as romancescam.com, "he" is not real but a proven cleverly-crafted FAKE profile. Don´t ever discuss this with "him", discuss this with us :)

http://www.romancescam.com/forum/ucp.php?mode=register" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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"How will scammers be detected?", tutorial

Postby FrumpyBB » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:20 am

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QU: How will scammers be detected?

A: If you wish to learn this yourself, for your own future on social networks, look at : http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewto ... 74&t=40328" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :)
Bad English and grammar
Using "am" instead of "I am" and "by name" instead of "my name is"
Using "God Fearing"
Men on the pictures look much younger than claimed age, especially in miltary scams
Not paying much attention to what you say
Rarely answering questions
Over use of terms such as "babe"
Telling you how attractive you are and how much you mean to them often and early
Possibly having children at home being looked after by a family member
Stolen poetry being sent with claims they wrote it themselves.
Wife left them after infidelity or killed in an accident
In almost all cases the scammers will claim to be currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan however IP checks will usually place them in Africa or increasingly Malaysia.
Asking for money.
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