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I am Miss Marple and a contributor at this site, I have met many victims here at this site and I wanted to create an thread for those who are interested to find out how you recognize African male scammers. I met an scammer while ago, and he came from Nigeria and he tried to scam me, that’s why I created this thread so you can save some time and hopefully your Money by reading this general information I have written here.
I have made studies of African scammers in general and collected some stuff. I will represent here some basic information and some good advices what you can think about when you are out on the dating sites and online, which are the best ways to avoid scammers and learn how to spot them.

Are you an woman and have met the most wonderful, good looking and to good to be true man on the internet? He is also very smart, well educated, working probably as an constructor or engineer and travels a lot in his job, He tells you that he is an widower and has raised his child all alone, and he is now looking for true love. He falls in love very quickly and wants to marry you and wants to meet you soon. Suddenly he must travel to Africa. To Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory coast or another west African country for work and he will come back soon to meet you soon as possible. During his visit he gets in lot of trouble, he gets sick or have accidents. And he suddenly needs money, his credit card is not good enough or he’s has trouble to get his money from his account. Then he begins to ask for money.
Is this something you recognize?? You have probably met an scammer from Africa. Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory coast, Senegal and Dakar is the most common countries where scammers comes from, but they do operate with accomplices from European countries also as Germany, Holland and United Kingdom. Malaysia and China has also reported more scammers activities the latest time.
There is lot of different scams, Lottery scams, Charity scams, credit card scams and spams (Variation from the 419 scam)and other different types of scams, But this is page is only about ROMANCE SCAMMERS or DATING SCAMMERS

You can find scammers on every Dating site, Face book, and My space and many other different communities .Please read the profiles and look at the photographs, the photos are always stolen from agency models and sometimes from other victims as identity theft: the agency you can check is You can also search for photographs in picture search in database at this site and scamdigger where you upload an photo and see if the scammer is reported in another site If you think you have contact with an scammer by email, read these general warning signs


1.Scammers use templates before they starts to ask for money and there is variations in time in that also before they do that from 2 weeks until 2-3 years. Scammers use templates because they scam many people at the same time and have no time to write personal mails.
2.Look for the language, scammers has often very bad grammar and their skills in European language is bad, the templates are often translated by GOOGLE
3.They fell in love very quickly and talk about endless and undying LOVE
4.Avoiding your questions in the mails (typical for scammers who use templates) but variations do exist in this also.
5. Asking money from strangers is a scam, African, Russian, man,woman makes NO DIFFERENCE!
6.The scammer tells you to end your dating site account because you are the only true love for him (this is the way he can control the victim)
7.Scammers uses an +44 as an UK number to confuse victims with that they are in UK but they are in fact in Nigeria . ID Spoofing
8.If it sounds to good to be true it is often that also.

What can you do to protect yourself?

You must protect yourself even if it is not an scammer you are talking to. Never give out any personal information to somebody that you don’t know such your home address, telephone numbers no bank account/credit card numbers or other sensitive information as log in to your email addys or other accounts .Scammers asks for telephone numbers so they can convince people with their undying love as they asks for money, so don’t give out any phone numbers to foreigners. As scammers are criminal in the cyber world their knowledge in computers are very good .Get yourself an good Antivirus program to protect you from malware and spams, never click on links that unknown people sends you in mails, there could be an trojan waiting for you. As trojan is an malware and is created to steal and copy information from other computers.

How do scammers work out and how do you recognize them??

Maybe you are talking for the moment with an scammer but nothing is not what it appears to be as the wonderful man you talking to is an criminal sitting in a internet cafe and knows exactly what he is doing ,because he has done this so many times before that you can’t even imagine that your lovely man is only an criminal and wants to have your money, they are trained to be psychological and knows exactly what to talk and uses your weaknesses to get you into the trap. They send you gifts and talks poetry to you to get you really fall in love. And when you are enough in love then they starts to ask for money. They suddenly gets in to trouble and get into accidents and make up fake stories and involves other scammers also pretending to be doctors and lawyers or barristers that the story sound so real as possible, so that the victim feels empathy and open up the wallet to the scammer. They ask money for anything, from food to hospital bills, they can even send you fake documents that you have to sign your personal information that you suddenly can get involved in the crimes to without any knowledge of what you have really got involved into. As scammers are criminals they are involved in money laundry and drugs. They use most Western union to transfers to receive money from victims, but money gram is also more common now. Scammers uses stolen identities from other victims from another earlier scams or stolen from internet also. So the names they use to collect your money in are not their own names. So catch theses scammers are very difficult because of this.
The grammar is very bad as their skills are not good in English so they use templates translated by some translator and many time the scammers uses GOOGLE to translate their letters, so look for the language in the letters you receive from the scammers. Scammers uses much religion also in their scams they talk many times that they are GOD fearing and pretend to be very religious. often the scammers has children and they are widowers also, because in this way they can affect the victims in a emotionally way to the single mothers, everybody can be scammed but they often seek for single women with kids and in the age of 40, as people has generally made carrier and has an stabile economic situation as that attract scammers of course.

What can you do if you suspect you talking to an scammer?

If you suspect that the person you are talking to on the internet is an scammer, there is sites where you can seek for photographs, as I have put an link in the beginning of this information, but there is others you can do also, if you have contact with an scammer through email, you can look up the IP address, that the person uses and see if the person uses forged IP or has been reported to an scammer site. If the IP address is forged it is absolutely an scam, no real and honest person uses forged IP address, and if they begin to start talking about Africa that they are travelling to Nigeria or Ghana for business or work it is an scam also. Even if they have not asked for money yet it can be an scammers as well, as they can wait with that question a long time. Look for information on the internet what your love is doing and report scammers to sites because only by reporting scammers you reduce the scammers to operate and scam other people. Talk to other people about scamming and inform your friends who you also are talking to on the internet. If you have been scammed you must of course report this crime to the nearest authorities in your hometown and country. And here I have some links where you can find also information what you can do if you have been scammed, but I must put out an warning if you want to report scammers to authorities in Africa be careful who you are talking to, and also find out if it is real people you have contact with, as scammers abuses also this and goes under fake persons and scams people by saying the helping scammed people, there is a lot of fake detectives, so be careful who you are talking to and who you leave your personal information to.

And in this link you have more information of what you can do if you
are scammed.

Many thanks to DOC with the language/Translation,OJAS with good and informative links,and many thanks to and all other contributors and friends here at this site.

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2012-11-02, 13:21:17
Miss Marple from United States  
RE :2012-11-02, 12:47:00

I have written the admin to delete your emailaddress ,do not post your emailaddress on this site as this is an open forum and you will get spammers and scammers into your email account ..

The guy you said you are having contact with you are sure on 60% is an scammer ,the guy is 100 % scammer ,white males profiles with connection to Nigeria and Ghana are scammers no exception !!!

2012-11-02, 13:26:37
Miss Marple from United States  
There is something you can do as you have contact per below is options depending what kind of email service you have ..when you find the header copy and paste header into a IP Tracer link here and trace you will have the result ...

How to find email header:

Apple Mail 2.x (Mac)

Select the message you want to view the headers of.
Press SHIFT-COMMAND-H to toggle full headers for the message. (Alternatively you can click VIEW in the menu bar, click MESSAGE, click LONG HEADERS.

Microsoft Outlook 2003 (Win)

Select the message you want to view the headers of.
Right click the mouse, select OPTIONS
Headers will be displayed within the 'Internet Headers' area of a pop-up window.

Mozilla Thunderbird 2.x (Win)

Select the message you want to view the headers of.
Press CTRL-U (or click VIEW from the menu bar, select MESSAGE SOURCE)
Headers will be displayed in a new window.

Google Mail (GMail)

Open the message you want to view the headers of.
Click the down arrow next to the 'Reply' link.
Select 'Show Original' to open a new window with the full headers

Windows Live Hotmail
(Full Version)

This does not work with Safari on Mac OS X
Right click on the message. (From the list of emails)
Select 'View Source'
A new window with the full headers and HTML source of the email will open

Yahoo Mail
'New' Version

Right click on the message.
Select 'View Full Headers'
A new window with the full headers will open

Yahoo Mail
'Classic' Version

Click on the message.
Click 'Full Headers' on the bottom right of the screen
2012-11-02, 14:18:33
anonymous from United States  
THANK YOU I will try that.
2012-11-03, 20:48:17
anonymous from United States  
This guy or the scammer that was using this picture tried to get me to pick up a lap top that he bought at Best buys and pick it up for him and send it to him in Guana africa. When he asked me to do that I knew he was a scammer. So I am just letting u know. I met him on 'Perfect Match' web site. here is the picture that he used. His name that he used is Larry Diamonds and his ph. number is 1-949-207-9488 never got his e-mail. I have read that when they gets someones credit card number thay play this game so they won't get caught and get u involved. they try and get your real address too. don't give it them!!
2012-11-03, 20:49:32
anonymous from United States  
2012-11-03, 20:51:57
anonymous from United States  
for some reason his picture won't up load on here ..sorry i WILL TRY AGAIN
2012-11-03, 20:59:13
anonymous from United States  
This guy is on Facebook. He claims he has a business selling medical supplies to africa and lives in England and united states. his name on face book is 'Ralphel P. Douglas he has a web site there. you be the judge I say he is a scammer. he has pictures is it him or a stolen identity I don't know u guys be the judge. his phone numeber is 15034128167 and his e-mail u figure it out. tried to check his IP on his e-mail but nothing came up. you can try that too. Let me know what you think...have u seen this guy before? I will try and up load one of his pictures.

2012-11-03, 21:13:11
Miss Marple from United States  
RE :Larry Diamonds

The photo has to be in the format JPEG to be acceptable to post here on this site so you have to convert the photo here is an link below you do that in the easiest way...


or open with paint and save as JPEG ...
2012-11-04, 05:25:02
anonymous from Czech Republic  
On this guy I found he buys phones
2012-11-06, 16:26:37
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2012-11-06, 13:48:40

I want to make it clear that NOT all scammers are from Africa Or Russia

Yes absolutely! you are very correct in that .Internet is not only scammers from Africa or Russia there are real life scammers and golddiggers and far worse and dangerous than the online scammers that do not go under their real IDs and do not meet the victims for real,but exceptions do exist !!

But you must remember this even if you do not meet the scammers for real they can still cause a great deal of harm to victims too.

The real life scammers are not so many in the amount as compared to Africans and Russian scammers but unfortunately they do exist and many women and men online have been scammed in that terrible way and can be hurt for life.all scammers has some things in common ,they are very manipulative and do whatever to control the victims to gain their trust with empty promises of love ,they are scruples and can scam multiple people in the same time ,they are sociopaths and psychopaths .

I am sorry that you have met an sick person like you have and i hope that you will pass this terrible event in your life one and go further in life.I hope that justice will take care of this person and put him where he belongs. I am sure it can not be easy to be you now and i hope you have support in this by your friends and family , i am very glad you came forward here on this forum and wanted to share your story to others as there are many women and men out there who has similar experiences as you do .

All kind regards //Miss Marple//

Real life scammers/Goldiggers


2012-11-06, 17:03:57
anonymous from United States  
HI Miss Marple....I have a question. I checked this guys e-mail IP and it came up with Virginia Sterling and California sunnyville, twice,(with different IP numbers) but he is suppose to live in Sweethome Oregon. What does that mean?
2012-11-06, 19:29:07
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2012-11-06, 17:03:57
anonymous from United States

It means the person is not honest as it is too far between Oregon and Virginia unless he/she is not travelling and have not told you this ..California Sunnyvale is the headquarters for Yahoo...

Ok could you post the header here and i will check that one for you ,but edit out your own email address from the header before you post it here and i will trace it for you and analyze the header for you ...
2012-11-06, 20:38:13
anonymous from United States  
IP Address
Latitude, Longitude 39.00622, -77.4286 (39°0'22'W -77°25'43'N)
Connection through AMERICA ONLINE
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 06:36 AM (UTC -04:00)
Net Speed COMP
Area Code 703
IDD Code 1
ZIP Code 20166
Weather Station STERLING (USVA0735)
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -

IP Address
Location Unknown
Latitude, Longitude 0, 0
Connection through LOOPBACK
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 02:36 AM (UTC -)
Net Speed -
Area Code -
IDD Code -
ZIP Code -
Weather Station -
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -

IP Address
Latitude, Longitude 37.36883, -122.03635 (37°22'8'W -122°2'11'N)
Connection through YAHOO! INC.
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 09:36 AM (UTC -07:00)
Net Speed COMP
Area Code 408/650
IDD Code 1
ZIP Code 94089
Weather Station SUNNYVALE (USCA1116)
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -

IP Address
Latitude, Longitude 37.36883, -122.03635 (37°22'8'W -122°2'11'N)
Connection through YAHOO! INC.
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 09:36 AM (UTC -07:00)
Net Speed COMP
Area Code 408/650
IDD Code 1
ZIP Code 94089
Weather Station SUNNYVALE (USCA1116)
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -

IP Address
Latitude, Longitude 37.36883, -122.03635 (37°22'8'W -122°2'11'N)
Connection through YAHOO! INC.
Local Time 07 Nov, 2012 09:36 AM (UTC -07:00)
Net Speed COMP
Area Code 408/650
IDD Code 1
ZIP Code 94089
Weather Station SUNNYVALE (USCA1116)
Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
Carrier Name -

2012-11-06, 20:42:45
anonymous from United States  
Miss Marple is this what u wanted?
2012-11-06, 21:31:14   (updated: 2012-11-06, 21:34:27)
Miss Marple from United States  
I am reposting your posted header and edited out your emailaddress on the header,it seems this person is probably using open proxy that means this person is hiding his real location,have you got more mails from this Nicholas Smith??,the name sounds also as a scammer name ....
anonymous from United States
2012-11-06, 20:33:54

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Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 20:43:47 +0000
From: Nicholas Smith via Yahoo! <>
Subject: Nicholas Smith invites you to connect
Message-ID: <>
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his name is Nicholas Smith

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