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  • View author's info Author Posted on Mar 04, 2006 at 05:44 PM


    I have been talking to this "female" who went to Africa on business to do some consulting work...

    Sounded fishy from the start, but I enjoy a good game every now and then, so I have played along.

    Even talked to them on the phone a few times. Well, they were supposed to fly back to the States today, and just like clockwork comes the hook.

    They were supposed to be paid in part cash and part check. But when they actually got paid, it was all check and no cash, and low and behold, their credit cards are max'd out...

    To validate their story, they even sent me the flight schedule! The daytime contact phone number is listed on there.

    It is very odd, that when I goo_gle the phone number of the hotel where the arrangement were made, the only hit I get is for someone selling "a wide variety of ipods and digitall cameras"

    When I asked them if they had a digital camera or could get one to take some pictures of Africa for me, they told me that there was very little technology there!!!


    I figure if they are scamming me, there might be a possibility that they are scamming some other MM members too.


    STORY SOUND FAMILIAR TO ANYONE??? You don't have to post back, but you do have to BE AWARE and BEWARE !!!!
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  • View author's info Posted on May 25, 2018 at 10:35 PM


    OGM I JUST GOT SCAMMED.. THIS GUY WROTE THESE EXACT WORDS. WISH I HAD SAW THIS EARLIER. ITUNES SCAM 

  • View author's info Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 12:59 PM


    This scam happens on every dating site. Report to admin to have them removed.

     

    I've had it happen on another site and I played along with him to entertain myself. He was stuck in Brazil I believe it was. I reported him to the admin of the site, he was removed but a week later I was "re-matched" with him under a different user name. 

    People will always find ways to play the game online or off. At least you can congratulate yourself on recognizing the game and not getting scammed as so many have.

  • View author's info Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 04:45 PM


    I haven't read through all these comment so forgive me if I am repeating what has already been said. One way that can help you spot a scammer is to ask them to e-mail you a photo of themselves and then use google image search to see if they have taken that photo from someone else. 

  • View author's info Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 02:36 AM


    This is sad, and very bad. It actually makes some of us look very bad. I joined this site three weeks ago and I have not received much activity all because I am from Africa. I am a genuine person looking to connect with a genuine person too. I am not a scammer and would not ask anyone for money. I am independent and pay my own bills.

     

    Ladies and gentlemen, there are some good people here in Africa. Do not treat all of us the same. Give others a chance and you will see what I am taking about.

     

    Cheers

  • View author's info Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 03:41 PM


    How sad!!!!

  • View author's info Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 03:39 PM


    Never send anyone money on these sites. That goes both ways, men nor women should send money to strangers.

  • View author's info Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 09:12 AM


    Familiar? Very... as stated, an Beverly Hills electrical engineer after leaving the South African International Airport on his way to the capital to closed a 10.2 million dollar contract with the SA government was ambushed by the local natives when out of the bushes they jumped and took everything on his person. His urgency was to make this meeting through any means necessary or lose his 10.2 million dollar contract that would literally light up South Africa. (pun intended)  In the end-I suppose he was boiled alive and eaten by the locals. Poor fellow. :>)

     

    Anyone who has been to Africa know that they are 100% safer there then NYC, or LA. Go figure...

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  • View author's info Posted on Oct 02, 2017 at 08:49 PM


    Wow..I see ladies have a tendency getting attacked by the scammers more than we men. This last one ( caGrl4y) was an educational one. I joined 3 weeks ago, and have been approached by 4 scammers..!!

     

    What I have learned, if it's too good to be true, Then it is "definitely" too good to be true! At the moment I am corresponding with one scammer. She is walking with a yellow line on her back and I am just having some fun with her. I have already sent her to the Western Union twice to pick up the money she asked for.

     

    This time, I am going to tell her, I had a phone call from the Western Union, that they will not proceed unless they have a scanned copy of her driver license. Let see what she responds...!!?..LOL

  • View author's info Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 06:38 PM


    oh yes!  very popular scam.  They can be male or female.  They wont skype you and they do everything they can to charm you.  Suddenly they are in love with you, cant wait to be with you,  send you love letters and call you in the middle of the night.  The phone number may be from your local area code or from where ever they claim to be from.  "Whatsapp" is a common phone service where they can mask their real location and there are others too.  Then they suddenly have to leave on a trip to some foreign place.  And days or weeks later they get stuck and desperatley need your help to buy them aa ticket, or pay for a customs problem, you name it.  Dont fall for it.  No mattwr how wonderful they sound. I have been hit by 3 scammers on this site in the 3 weeks I have been on this: Martin Blue eyes, Chelseafun, handsome Jim.  Get them to send you photos.  Run them through Google image search or a site called Pig Busters"  they may be there.  There are monster romance con rings primarily in Nigeria and in Turkey.  They scam people for billions.   I had hoped this site would be better but so many are not certified or verified but there seem to be a multitude of liars and fakes here too.  

  • View author's info Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:05 AM


    My father 76 married his 30 year old South African dating scam she has been trying to get over from South Africa ripping him off with payouts for flights, legal proceedings, failed visa applications, electricity cut off bills you name it he has sent money to her for over two years it began in a similar way. He sends her money all the time and mobile phones and laptops which she sells for cash and when I tell him to stop he says "But we are married" She actually married in her sisters name so the marriage certificate is a fake but that doesn't deter him either because he went over there to marry her and slept with her once. He is living a poor life here and sending every penny he has there. The area where she lives is on a postal red list with the postoffice and well known for prostitutes ripping people off online in the UK. When he went over he was kidnapped and met another man who was a prisoner too who's credit cards and debit cards had been removed from him by the people who took him saying they would get him a taxi to the place he wanted to go, he was too caught up in a dating online South African woman scam but in her failing to get a visa he was going there to join her, I expect he is dead now. My father escaped luckily and kept his cards in his shoe and got home to the UK. He still refuses to accept this was all part of the scam. My sister and I now give up trying to get him to stop. He has nothing left here, eventually when drained dry he will go over there and probably end up like that other fella.

  • View author's info Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 08:13 PM


    I just joined today and I am very disappointed :(

  • View author's info Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 11:11 AM


    I have it on good advice that Nigerians are very fearful of being put under a curse.  They refunded money to a naive woman I know begging her to lift the "curse" she placed on them. 

  • View author's info Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 08:53 PM


    I've wasted 9-months trying to figure out real vs fake.  I thought I developed a system but after reading some of the post the system won't solved all of the issues.  Needless to say that i am annpoyed having spent the entire month of April on a merry-go-round with about 100 views each week... finding none that has been real so far.

     

    There are 3-things right off the cuff that can quickly spot a fraud... anyone interested just email me. Don't want to give up what appears to be woking for me on a public forum so theses scammer can design an andoidote.  

     

    To make one more point... so far the only real people have been those living in other contries. Go figure...

  • View author's info Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 08:07 AM


    The same with me. I have almost never been contacted by "real" men. Very boring and actually frustrating. The only good thing about it is I recognize scams very fast now. Besides "schmaltzy" stories another important sign is that scammers very often provide contradictory information. Guess, a man usually knows whether he is "widowed" or "divorced"! So watch out for such mistakes.

  • View author's info Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 06:37 PM


    Thank you everyone for posting info about these SCAMS. One must keep EYES open all the time and be cautious.  

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    Cheers,

    K  :-)

  • View author's info Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM


    There is a site called "Pig Busters" where all scammers should be reported.  You can type in a portion of their conversation and/or photo and their name so others will know they are in it for money.  Has happened to me also, only a fell for it at first,  found out he was a scammer before he asked for money.  One lady has made it her life long job to keep these people on the hook as long as she can and reports them on the page mentioned.  Good luck. You would be shocked how many women fall in love only to send money and then have committed sucide due to their embarrassment and shame and heart break.

  • View author's info Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 11:47 AM


    This is exactly what happened to me aswell. This scamers know how to BS woman too. They take a overage picture of handsome man most of them are athletic looking with good hair style, clean and pleasunt face who dressed with good tast. And they begine to brain wash you from the moment they sent a first email.
    I recognise them very fast. They usualy write a long letter with the romantic dreams, they avoid skype with you face to face, and their IP address tells me they from Africa.
    There a lot of business companies in Africa who trained people how to sit on computer and scam everyone of us. So, it's your job to use your imagination how to make everything look clear. If he/she gets upsad for not trusting, her is another proof.
  • View author's info Posted on Mar 08, 2012 at 02:58 AM


    I work on websites and am on-line all the time. The best method I have come across is that the company i.e. www.millionares..com as a requirement and ask you to take a photo with a newspaper today's date and also a licence or passport to match your details and then can be be approved by the owner of the website. There has to be a website that will implement this!! so there is more trust from consumers to use their more secure website. Searc Engine Optimiser and female on MM xx
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 17, 2011 at 04:24 AM


    You want to give people a chance and the benefit of the doubt. But at the same time you want to be cautious as well.   There are scammers out their looking to unload you of your money.  As soon as they start with the 'poor me story', a red flag should go up, because there is a good chance the 'poor me story' is going to lead to  asking you for money.  The answer should always be an emphatic, "No!" Once they ask, kick him or her to the curb.  They are not interested in you.  They are interested in your pocket book.

    I'm not a millionairess, but I work hard for money and take care of myself. I am not going hand over my hard earned money to some loser, no matter where in the world they're from.

     

     

     

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