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Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 05:20

I have an UNCLE approach:

I just wanted to update you on the latest scam going on here.

Yesterday I received a wink from a "female" member--naturally I thought this was rather odd, since I am a female, but then I thought perhaps this member might need some help and this was " her" only way to contact me.  I emailed her to inquire if there was something I could assist her with, only to get a reply that she had an UNCLE she wanted to fix up and wanted to know if I would be interested in being friends with him-----wow...OF COURSE I WANTED TO BE FRIENDS with this UNCLE! He used the name Frederick Jones and lived in Los, California..(I think that is somewhere between Nigeria and Ghana).  We chatted for awhile...of course he was new to this online stuff, he was in the oil biz and was currently in the UK on a contract......well the rest of the story is pretty typical scammer stuff, but this approach was certainly new, so BEWARE! 

 

 

 

FYI:  The username of the person that winked at me was Iwantahusband and she used the name of Stephanie Sullivan...she has been removed.

 

 

 

Stay Safe

 

 

 

Britt



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Posted on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 10:22

manofgod007 may still show in your Who's Viewed Me, but if you run a search for that username you will see that he is gone now.



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Posted on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 10:04

Thank you for your response... manofgod007 is on at this moment.. went to my viewed me page.. he is there.. and I can pull up his profile..????? 



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Posted on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 09:17

Quoting Niffer105

It took me a month to find your wonderful service..I have received interest from 6 men on your list in the past 3 weeks. what I do not understand is how do they contact you and you are able to see a profile..Just now I checked to see if I could get back to their profiles and 1 I still can pull up.... the others are removed...

"manofgod007" is still accessable.. he contacted me 3 days ago.. I have another to add to your list.. just want to do a little more checking.. Niffer105


Thanks for your comment.  manofgod007 was removed quite sometime ago.  Is he back on using a different username or are you communicating with him off of the site.  If you are communicating with him off of the site and through your personal email address or chat, I suggest you stop immediately....continuing to communicate with a scammer can be very dangerous..they can hack your computer and steal your personal information.

The reason you are unable to find a member's profile when you search for it again is because more than likely it has been removed.

If you have any other member that you think might be suspicious, please email the usernames to myself or to support@millionairematch.com...we can check them out immediately and get them removed if need be.  Please do not post a username on here until you have been notified that they have been removed.
Best wishes to you and stay safe!
Brittany
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Posted on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 08:11

It took me a month to find your wonderful service..I have received interest from 6 men on your list in the past 3 weeks. what I do not understand is how do they contact you and you are able to see a profile..Just now I checked to see if I could get back to their profiles and 1 I still can pull up.... the others are removed...

"manofgod007" is still accessable.. he contacted me 3 days ago.. I have another to add to your list.. just want to do a little more checking.. Niffer105



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Posted on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 06:17

I just read this article online and thought it might be a good one to share with members, since many of you are business owners and might be receiving this email.

  Tax season brings more sophisticated scams

 




It's tax season, and that means IRS-related phishing scams are ramping up.

One such fake e-mail hitting in-boxes this past week asks "U.S.-based employers" to complete an "updated" version of the government's W-2 form because of "important changes" within the forms. The updated form is conveniently attached to the e-mail.

The first red flag is that it pretends to be an e-mail from the IRS, said Internal Revenue Service spokesman David Stewart.

The IRS does not contact people via e-mail or request bank-account, financial or other personal information online, he said.

People who recognize the e-mail as a phishing scheme don't fill out the form divulging any personal information. But even clicking on the attachment could download malicious software designed to search a computer for bank-account numbers, credit-card numbers, passwords and PINs.

Although the public has become more savvy about e-mail scams, "people still fall for this stuff," Stewart said.

One reason is that the come-ons have become more sophisticated. They may use real IRS forms, telephone numbers and Web-site addresses to try to trick people into thinking the e-mail is legitimate.

"In the old days, you could spot (a phishing scheme) right away," Stewart said. The e-mails typically contained lots of typos, for instance, he said. "Today, they look more slick and lift graphics right off our Web site."

The W-2 e-mail isn't particularly sophisticated, but it does use legitimate IRS phone numbers and Web-site addresses.

People who suspect they've received a scam e-mail should not open it or click on any attachments or links, even if the addresses look legitimate.

Forward any suspicious IRS-related e-mails to phishing(at)irs.gov. The agency can trace the e-mail to the Internet server that sent it.

"A lot of these servers are offshore," Stewart said. "We've had great success working with other countries getting to that server and shutting it down."

 

  Must credit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




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Posted on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 15:45

Quoting READY4UNOW

Hey Counselor, They certainly are coming up with new creative ways this year, guess they were given higher quotas? Your example here reminds once again why it's not a great idea to go off MM initially. So many do without any thought as to what can happen, some are sent viruses, others have their info traded with other scammers and not many seem to even think of this, and if they do, they still continue doing it anyhow :(. When it doesn't "feel" right, it usually isn't. Thanks again!


Thanks Ready,

Yes, they continue to come up with new approaches.  I had another female wink at me ....she too wanted to be friends.  She was a single mom of a 3 yr old, was out of work and wanted to know if I could help feed her daughter and buy medicine.....as it turned out she/he was a Nigerian Scammer, used the name of Ruth Jane Douse and her  username here was maga2date.

I have read several comments on different blogs that indicate members are moving off the site to communicate with these scammers (or as some say...they play with them), well I have said many, many times on here not to go off the site to play with scammers, it can turn very disasterous, it doesn't matter if you are male or female, IT IS DANGEROUS! 

Many members think they are much smarter than the scammers and they are untouchable as far as having their computers hacked or their information stolen,  playing with a scammer is not a game at all.  Scamming is the scammer's job and they are and always will be about 10 steps ahead of everyone else.   I just wish more people would get educated about the scammers and listen to the warnings about online dating safety.  The "IT CAN'T HAPPEN TO ME" mentality does not sit well with me, as we know, it can happen, it does happen and it will continue to happen. 

Thanks again for your comment,

Stay Safe!

Britt

MM Counselor



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Posted on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 14:22

Quoting Counselor

Just to show you how low the scumbags will go.............

I was contacted by another female yesterday who claimed she just wanted to be friends with me, I knew the unlikely hood of that, so I emailed her back.  At first she seemed somewhat legit in what she told me about herself, until I got to the part about her BROTHER who was in the Military and was serving in Iraq.  Seems she wanted me to email him and try to cheer him up.  I was certain this had to be a scam, or at least I would have been very surprised had it not been a scammer ...so I email this guy and within a short period of time I had a response back .....he must have had his blackberry or iphone out in the War Zone with him--haha!  Not to my surprise the IP location from the emails showed NIGERIA.

Stay Safe!

Brittany

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Hey Counselor, They certainly are coming up with new creative ways this year, guess they were given higher quotas? Your example here reminds once again why it's not a great idea to go off MM initially. So many do without any thought as to what can happen, some are sent viruses, others have their info traded with other scammers and not many seem to even think of this, and if they do, they still continue doing it anyhow :(. When it doesn't "feel" right, it usually isn't. Thanks again!


What is love? Love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you. :)

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Posted on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 13:34

Just to show you how low the scumbags will go.............

I was contacted by another female yesterday who claimed she just wanted to be friends with me, I knew the unlikely hood of that, so I emailed her back.  At first she seemed somewhat legit in what she told me about herself, until I got to the part about her BROTHER who was in the Military and was serving in Iraq.  Seems she wanted me to email him and try to cheer him up.  I was certain this had to be a scam, or at least I would have been very surprised had it not been a scammer ...so I email this guy and within a short period of time I had a response back .....he must have had his blackberry or iphone out in the War Zone with him--haha!  Not to my surprise the IP location from the emails showed NIGERIA.

Stay Safe!

Brittany

MM Counselor



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Posted on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 03:57

Quoting: Originally posted by shazbot82
how lovely. I keep getting hit up by the lonely hearts club..and getting winks from non-existing " members" we are easy prey..so they think. Some of us DO have at least one functioning brain cell. Interesting new angle though.


Hi Shaz,

Thanks for the comment.  Yes, that one brain cell does come in handy from time to time....good radar doesn't hurt either.

Stay Safe and best wishes!

Britt

MM Counselor



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Posted on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 08:06

Quoting: Originally posted by Dekan09

The thing about scammers that give it away for me is their bad English. They think it sounds fine. *L* And then after a couple emails or chats if you happen to be on Yahoo instant messagenger is their quick declaration of love. Yea I know I'm loveable but damn dawg you haven't even met me for me to have that affect on you! *L*



Thanks Dekan,

Glad to see you keep the radar running.  Bad English and Instant Love are both RED FLAGS!

Stay Safe

Britt

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Posted on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 07:03

The thing about scammers that give it away for me is their bad English. They think it sounds fine.



Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. President Ronald Reagan

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Posted on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 06:15

curious,

 

Thanks for your comment and support.

 

Stay Safe!

 

Britt



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Posted on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 18:42

I would like to do my part here:  Counselor, the scammer you describe above sounds very much like the one I recently reported to you.  The "marry my uncle" scheme was exactly what my scammer used.  So, once again, I would like to thank you for your diligence in ridding us of these vermin, and for your swift action when we report users we suspect are scammers.

Pat     



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Posted on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 07:20

Hey Counselor! Thanks for the heads up on this new angle being used. Seems they're trying to be a little more creative in the new year. I do thank you for your warning.


What is love? Love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you. :)

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Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 14:18

how lovely. I keep getting hit up by the lonely hearts club..and getting winks from non-existing " members" we are easy prey..so they think. Some of us DO have at least one functioning brain cell. Interesting new angle though.


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Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 11:02

Thanks Britt, I must say you a very smart person.  you kept in the backround not saying anything, but you read those blog, I can tell.  Yes I am new and I still don't really know how things are working yet.  I am greatful to all of you for helphing me, and even if I don't find a man, I can say I met new friends......Always a plus.......



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Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 07:38

Quoting: Originally posted by duchesse22

Thanks for keeping us safe Britt, always good to know. 



Hi Duchesse,

It appears you are a relatively new member, so I would like to say welcome and thanks for the comment. 

Best wishes to you and stay safe!

Britt



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Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 05:32

Thanks for keeping us safe Britt, always good to know. 



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