Searched for: Scams

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We created this website in order to make the internet world aware of people posing as lonely hearts in internet chatrooms and on dating websites.

The internet is awash with men posing as women and then taking large amounts of money from unwary men who fall for them, the same is also true of women. Many of the scammers originate from West Africa, most notably Nigeria, which is also notorious for the 419 scams littering the internet.

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By posting your story on this site, you help other new people visiting for the first time to perhaps recognize that they are being scammed and not just falling in love with someone who has the world's worst luck - such as being stuck in a country with no money and having no check or money order cashing availability, and wondering if you can help them out.

Or sending them goods, that they cannot get them there as they are "working" in a different country.

Or perhaps a sick child that is with them.

The scammers will use any excuse to pull on your heart strings for only one reason; to get you to send them money.

These are the worst of all the scammers out there.

Not only do they empty your wallet, they also abuse your trust and break your heart.

They will use any means to part you from your hard earned cash. A "normal" person wanting YOU, not what you can give them would not be asking you for money or goods. If they do, you are being scammed.

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on: Sep 5, 2010
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There is a widespread of scams on social sites nowadays. The most common are on dating sites. The usual variant of this scam is called "Romance Angle or Romance Scam."

The Wikipedia describes the procedure of the scam: "the con artist approaches the victim on an online dating service, an Instant messenger (like Yahoo IM), or a social networking site. The scammer claims an interest in the victim, and posts pictures posted of an attractive person (not themselves). The scammer uses this communication to gain confidence, then asks for money. The con artist may claim to be interested in meeting the victim, but needs cash to book a plane, hotel room, or other expenses. In other cases, they claim they're trapped in a foreign country and need assistance to return, to escape imprisonment by corrupt local officials, to pay for medical expenses due to an illness contracted abroad, and so on."

It may look simple and stupid, but a recent version of the scam uses a new twist of advance-fee fraud like: "I can't use my credit card on the country, send me some cash to withdraw my dollar bill on the bank."We might end up on bed if you send me cash to book a hotel of my choice or to have my makeover, spas, makeups or some shopping."Some may even convert it to a "Job Offer Scam,"where the con artist plays sympathy if the victim is poor and desperate, and wants to work abroad."

Well, that would be enough to describe the scam. But how do we know if we are dealing with that person.
I have encountered a lot of them and confronted them through emails and instant messages as do scams usually begin with. Here are some hints:

1. The con artist poses attractive photos. Impersonating someone. Let me ask, why do a decent and gorgeous woman resort to online dating?
2. He/She doesn't show on cam. She only prefers to send hot photos. If ever she shows on cam, its probably recorded as some dating sites do too. Try asking to move this way or that way. If she does its authentic, if not, recorded. Take note: Never show yourself on cam unless you verified this person as authentic. Others prefer to record the streaming of your cam for them to use it for themselves in the future. Now, that suddenly involves you on their wicked ways.
3. Most of them initiates contact by sending you messages about their zealous interest to meet you or know you. More often, they would choose the lines: "Race and distance are not a hindrances for lovers." And then they continue with: "I hope we could chat or exchange messages or photos."
4. They try everything to be connected to your interests, trying to keep clean and set themselves apart from the rest."And finally, they would fall for claiming so much desire to meet you.
5. Of course, the most obvious hint, is that they would ask for money.
Beware scams and frauds, they might be just as well on your friend's list. Some of the smart ones try it patiently by prolonging communication. Don't worry, they would mostly fall by asking money in the end. Just don't be desperate and emotional. Don't be blinded by a larger and seemingly good offer. Its worth to know them best and wait. I think that is the essence of searching your true love. ^_^

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