A common scam on some foreign dating sites is for people to ask for money for a plane ticket. They will claim that they are from America or Europe but are stuck in another country so they need your help to come closer to you. They claim that when they get there they will pay you back.
You should know that this is a common scam. Do not fall for it. If you send them the money for the plane ticket, you will not see the again.
Ever wonder if the person you are talking to on a dating site is real? Their profile looks too good to be true. Their profile pictures are all glamour shots. Or maybe you want to get serious but you just want to be sure that this person is who they say they are.
With this little trick, you can gather more information about who they are just to make sure. Here are the steps:
1. Get their profile picture
2. If you had to screen shot their image, copy it to paint and crop it
3. Upload the image to Google Images
4. Compare the images/information you find with what is is on the dating profile.
Sometimes scammers use the images of musicians/actors/models from their home country. When they do this, it is pretty easy to identify the fakes because it will pop up all over the place. In this video I give you an example of how to do it.
Do NOT send your personal information to these people.
WE THE MONEY GRAM REMITTING OFFICE WERE HEREBY WRITE TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE ALREADY SENT YOUR FULL COMPENSATION PAYMENT OF $2.5M TO YOU THROUGH MONEY GRAM, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING 4,800.00USD PER DAY, AND WE HAVE SEND THE FIRST PAYMENT TO YOU
SO CONTACT OUR DIRECTOR MR JAMES ANTHONY AND ASK HIM TO GIVE YOU THE MONEY GRAM PAYMENT INFORMATION
SO THAT YOU CAN BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR FUNDS THROUGH MONEY GRAM WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM.
CONTACT HIM WITH THE BELLOW INFORMATION.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
PHONE NUMBER +229 99487052 AND CONTACT HIM WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION
CALL OR EMAIL HIM NOW SO THAT HE CAN PROVIDE
THE MONEY GRAM INFORMATION TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU CAN
From Desk Of Mr. Carlos Roberto
Fidelity Commercial Bank Kenya
Address: JH A 906 – Thinka Road Nairobi- Kenya
RE: $10 Million, ATM Master Card Payment
Dear Fund Beneficiary,
This is the 3rd time I am sending you this notification letter regarding to your abandoned ATM Master Card valued sum of US$10 Million and I have not received any positive respond from you or making a suggestion on how you wish to receive your ATM Card. Once again; I am Mr. Carlos Roberto, the new director ATM Head of Operation Bank Of Africa, I resumed to this office on the 15th of December 2015 and during my official research I discovered an abandoned ATM Master card valued sum of $10 Million belonging to you as the rightfully intimate beneficiary.
I tried to know why this card has not been released to you but I was told by the Union management that the ATM CARD was sent From Nigeria to here in Kenya because the director ATM head of operation officers in Nigeria hold your card for his own personal use without knowing that his evil plans towards diverting your fund will be discovered.
Now that your ATM Master card is in Kenya and ready for your receiving, therefore you can come down here to our bank to pick up your card direct from my office or alternatively it can be arranged ship to your address through any registered reliable courier service company that you will take care of the courier charge, hope it is cleared and accepted by you?
I don’t know the courier cost of shipping the card to you but if you permit me and accept the terms, then I can make an inquiry from the courier shipping company to find out the cost, but in that case you will be required to forward to me your address where you want to receive the card to enable me find out the shipping cost to your location.
Your direct telephone number and address will be needed and more details of your ATM card payment will be made known to you as soon as I receive your swift positive response.
Here is another scam email trying to solicit personal information and actions from victims:
Good day friend and how are you and family,
I am Idris Abdul Maleek, Citizen of Libya now in exile at Italy due to the political problems in Libya.
I am very interested in investment and business ideas on hotel resorts/golf courses project in the USA,EUROPE,ASIA etc and I will suggest you also come up with plans to diversify part of the investment capital into the Transportation,
real estate in addition to the hotels investment options if the returns on investment can be assured.
I feel you should be able to understand that such real estate and hotel investment are safe and less risky of loosing investment capital due to the appreciation of the property value as times goes by.
I need you to provide me with details investment info’s we can work on,This communication with you is private and should be treated as such to enable me continue with you further.
The capital available and reachable on my side is $200 million usd. However, if my investment scales through without betrayal of trust from your side, I can reach out to some friends that will need to have similar investment partnership.
For now, let us plan on what is available.
I will be ready to proceed further with you if we are able to reach a very clear understanding to Work together and protect each other interest without betrayal of trust.
This will involved the following agreements to be signed between us as follows:
a. Investment and Trust Agreement
b. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
c. None Disclosure Agreement
These agreements will serve as instrument of trusting binding us and protecting our mutual interest in the investment partnership.
I am ready to work in partnership with a very serious minded person that can turn investment capital in to profitable ventures that will endure for a long time in key sectors such as: Mining, Real estate, hotel, infrastructural investment, power and energy.
I have blocked investment capital up to the Sum of $200million USD in a security vault bank in the Netherlands.
This investment deal will be a good one if you open your sincere heart to handle this deal successfully by making yourself available to a meeting with my financial representative in Amsterdam to complete all formalities for the transfer of the investment funds to you as my trustee beneficiary partner.
Finally, this deal requires maturity of mind, sincerity of mind, honesty and trust between me and you to be able to proceed further.
We shall have an investment and trust agreement and MOU signed between me and you as trust covenant between me and you which will be legalized and notarized in Netherlands as a legal instrument protecting our mutual interest before
the transfer of the investment funds from Netherlands to your country if we have to proceed further.
I want to be a silent investor due to my position in Libya past Government, I will need a very strong and capable partner to work with me that will be able to protect my political image and protect the investment from government interference.
Your ability to make plans to travel will go a long way in proving to me you are going to be a reliable ally moving forward.
As I have explained in my proposal to you, I will need you to use your good position to deploy the investment funds into proper investment funding and implementation in bringing the investment plans to reality for our mutual benefits.
I shall be interested to have more details on your plans to actualize these investment plans into reality, I shall send you the soft copies of the agreements to go through to initiate the process of you coming to Netherlands for the signing of the agreements
and transfer of investment funds.
I will like to know if you have the capacity to handle such foreign investment funds, invest and manage such investment to yield profit on investment, this is not underrating your ability, I just want us to be on the same page and work together to avoid any
mistake that will lead to challenges later on.
I required you to handle this partnership privately if we must continue, I do not want go into joint venture with a group of people due to the fact that, there must be a betrayal in a group, I will prefer to deal with you on an individual capacity.
Kindly forward the following that will be required to draft agreements:
a. Your direct Mobile Number
b. $200 million USD Investment plans
c. Contact address
d. Name of next of Kin
You are warmly welcome to work with me and you will be duly rewarded in this partnership venture.
I will be able to provide you with the contact details of my financial officer in Europe after your responds to this mail.
Thanks Yours Sincerely,
Idris Abdul Maleek