scammers, fraud and money orders Message Board

  • View author's info Author posted on Jul 13, 2005 19:58


    Beware of men and women wanting to send money orders for you to deposit in your checking accounts to help them out and having the cash wired to them....it is a scam. There are counterfeit US Postal money orders being sent to lonely single men and women on these types of dating sites. If someone wants to send you a US Postal money order from LAGOS, NIGERIA don't take it nor deposit it...it is counterfeit. I had a guy that wanted to do this and I wondered why he couldn't cash it in Nigeria...so I did a online search of "cashing a money order in Nigeria" and found all kinds of info on the fraud coming out of there. They are also using these fraudulant money orders to purchase items on Ebay, From Artists Websites, etc....Do not accept any type of money order from anyone...the banks cannot tell most of the time that it is fake until it goes back to the Post Office...they will charge back your account. And possibly have you arrested. I was lucky enough to find the info first.
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  • View author's info posted on Dec 09, 2012 11:35


    Be careful with scammers of Ghana and Nigeria!
    As soon they start to tell you about problems or are demanding money, put out the red flags "and goodbye".

    Here are some of them and often they seem to be American men. It's all the time the same: They are too friendly and they are telling you their whole life in one mail. Nobody is doing that in reality! Than suddenly problems and the question for money are coming up. Don't send money, please don't!
    Try to find out the IP-adress, so you can see, where the mail is coming from
  • View author's info posted on Dec 08, 2012 05:07


    Oh my God! All the time the same problems and dramas! They are in jail, they are sick, they got sick kids or they are in a foreign country and can't leave. If that is coming up, escape! It's nonsense and it's a waste of time! They just want your money!
  • View author's info posted on Apr 19, 2012 08:29


    I like the one where the woman says a relative is in jail and asks you to prove your "love" for her by sending her bail money with a secured credit card!  OH PUH-LEASE!!!  Lol!
  • View author's info Recommended posted on Mar 22, 2012 05:53


    Just be safe people and DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR PERSOANL EMAIL.  Most people on this site are looking for love (and paid good money to do so).  If they are serious about getting interested in you then they will gladly communicate with you on this site.  PLUS the MMCounselor can check out their IP address or help you with any other problems with have with someone.  Scammers are everywhere swo you need a good head on your shoulders and look out for the warning signs.  BE SAFE
  • View author's info posted on Mar 11, 2012 18:52


    Ladies, you can't be that desperate. NO Means NO !!! No transactions of any kind with strangers on this internet.
  • View author's info posted on Nov 04, 2011 20:57


    Thanks so much for your post! I'm familiar with these type of scams & appreciate your helping others!
  • View author's info posted on Sep 21, 2011 07:14


    Be aware even before they ask you for money look for little things and most importantly dont believe any excuses,. look for signs like way to overdone in there aproche, you being the love of there life, offeten widows, singel parente of one child you know the stories list goes on and on.. i had 2 of them at this website, i mus t say if you repport them just as soon as your scammer ahead alert goes on.... they will check it out and take action. read the safety instructions google the names, emails and telephonenr they give you,you would not believe what you find sometimes. if it wasn't so tragic it is almost laughable.....

     

    thanks

    C

  • View author's info posted on Sep 01, 2011 03:12


    Are they still doing that? I was getting those for a while, so I would have them send me their check or money order and just held onto them. After a while I stopped getting the emails, I assumed because it was costing the scammers too much money to keep Fed-Exing me their bogus checks! I got a few that actually looked real, but most were pretty bad attempts at forgery.
  • View author's info posted on Aug 29, 2011 20:16


    WOW I REMEMBER I WAS TAKEN BY A NIGERIAN GUY A FEW YEARS BACK BUT HE ONLY GOT ME FOR $100 HE GOT ONE WOMAN FOR $6000 I WAS LUCKY EVEN THOUGH A 100 IS ALOT BUT STILL SHE WAS IN DEBT FOR HER CREDIT CARDS AND EVERYTHING CAUSE OF HIM. NOW I KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY A SCAM WHEN THEY STEAL PHOTOS PRETENDING TO BE THAT PERSON THEY ONLY WANNA COMMUNICATE BY , IM LIKE IF YOU CANT GIVE ME YOUR NUMBER MOVE ALONG. LOL
  • View author's info posted on Jul 16, 2005 22:22


    Please send real money orders to me.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 15, 2005 09:16



    sasssy707 write:
    Wow, Nigera. Its seems there are so many internet scams coming from that country. I know there is the one email scam where a so called lawyer of a deceased diplomat contacts you to say he cant get the now deceased diplomats money out of Nigera without your help. Or something like that.

    Oh these scams Nigerian scams, what will they think of next!

    Thanks so much for the info. So important!

    Aloha, Tina

    I get those letters alllllllll the time. I was bummed when I realized I didn't have a deceased Uncle that was a tycoon in Nigeria :( LOL
  • View author's info posted on Jul 14, 2005 19:28


    I must miss these scams, because those emails would show up in my junk mail. I delete everything I don't know who it is from.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 14, 2005 00:24


    I have received those type of emails several times - at work! I forwarded them to our IT help desk and they dealt with it.
    Scam artists...! One can be scammed in a much more subtle way though as well... (those letters from Nigeria etc... are a bit obvious) wonder if I've ever been scammed and I don't even know it..?!
  • View author's info posted on Jul 13, 2005 20:57


    There is also a big scam there in the gold market.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 13, 2005 20:44


    Wow, Nigera. Its seems there are so many internet scams coming from that country. I know there is the one email scam where a so called lawyer of a deceased diplomat contacts you to say he cant get the now deceased diplomats money out of Nigera without your help. Or something like that.

    Oh these scams Nigerian scams, what will they think of next!

    Thanks so much for the info. So important!

    Aloha, Tina
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