Dating Scams (audio cast)

by Bruce Brown | 12 Comments

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BEWARE OF DATING SITE SCAMS. There are a lot of false profiles out on the dating sites. The false ones are typically free member parasites and not usually paying members. Many of the false profiles are harmless member stealer’s. They are on there to flirt with you and try and get you to come to some other dating site. But some are trying to steal your heart to get to your money.

ONLINE DATING SCAM TACTICS:

Step 1) Take the Bait

You meet someone on a dating site (Adult Friend Finder, Match, okcupid, etc). This person has posted a picture of themselves and they are gorgeous!
Their profiles says something like:

I am a caring ,loving, honest, respectful and i believe in god and real people to hop to meet meet my real love here

There profile seems perfect. They sounds sweet, loving and caring. Their picture (if they have one) looks incredible. They seem to live pretty close.

What’s really going on? More than likely it is some ugly dude from a third world country who just learned to use a computer. They found a hot picture and posted it on the dating site. They are the exact opposite of what ever they said on their profile: they are uncaring, dishonest and don’t respect anyone… not even themselves.

Step 2) The Out of Country Story

You send them a message. They reply and tell you that they’d rather talk to you on email (usually hotmail or yahoo). They then proceed to tell you that they are currently in another country (Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, England), but they have some sort of connection to the states in your local area. They’ll say they’re relatives are there or they do business their and they’d love to meet you sometime.

What’s really going on? They really are outside of whatever country you are (usually Nigeria, Ghana, West Africa – this is one of the top scams in that region).

Step 3) Relationship Deception

What they do next is get a steady relationship with you. They will send more pictures. They will want to know more about you so they can cater to your ego. They will tell you they love you, tell you how good you look, how great you are. Basically, anything get the relationship going.

What’s really going on? They are lying to you and 20 other people on 5 or 6 different dating sites.

Step 4) A Crisis: they Need Money

There are various lies they may use to get money. They will ask for cash to buy the ticket to come visit you or they will tell you a tragedy has occurred and they need your help maybe even with a promise to pay you back.

What’s really going on? They are attempting to take your money and spend it on bullshit.

Clues to Spot Dating Scams:

Pictures look too professional. Magazine quality photos should be a dead give away. If they send a series of pics and each one looks like a “model posed” photo shoot, be suspicious.
BAD GRAMMAR & SPELLING. They are typically not very well educated and it will sometimes come through loud the clear via very choppy English and slight stupid logic. Sometimes it is as bad as a 3rd grader (a dumb 3rd grader).
Western Africa. Be suspicious of ANYTHING from from Ghana, Mali and especially Nigeria.
Too much love, too fast. They will almost immediately start talking about “I love you”, “I miss you” – don’t be flattered… they don’t love you… trust me.

Disclaimer: Miracles do happen. Maybe you’ve just met a West African supermodel, with bad grammar, who has fallen madly in love with you in the course of two or three emails.

Conclusion:
I’ve dealt with these scammers on ebay, email, dating sites and in chat rooms and one thing I’ve noticed is that they are actually not very smart. They are just ruthless. They take advantage of people’s trust, kindness and generosity. They are not so much predators as they are parasites that jump from host to host. They feed on the infrastructure and wealth of Western Civilization and have nothing at all to contribute to humanity but ignorance and greed. The sad thing is that these few greedy, idiots are giving ALL West Africans a bad name on the Web and these nations (particularly Ghana & Nigeria) are among the richest nations in Africa with the greatest potential of having great success in any and all endeavors. Its a real shame.

Richest African Countries 2006: GDP Per Country

1. South Africa … $606.4 billion in international$ (up 8% from 2005)
2. Algeria … $262.2 billion (up 8.5%)
3. Nigeria … $181.8 billion (up 10.2%)
4. Morocco … $150.8 billion (up 4.8%)
5. Sudan … $98.8 billion (up 11.2%)
6. Tunisia … $91.4 billion (up 7.4%)
7. Ethiopia … $78.4 billion (up 12%)
8. Ghana … $59.4 billion (up 9.1%)

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12 Comments on Dating Scams (audio cast)

  1. Scammer
    July 16, 2008 at 5:43 am (9 years ago)

    I think all what you are saying is bullshit.And you must stop all those nonsense you are saying on here.Dont you know thats our business?i warn you to close this site.
    Others wise you will be the next person on the bill………Fuck you.
    By the chief Scammer in Nigeria
    Onye mbweme.

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  2. mike
    August 27, 2008 at 3:00 pm (9 years ago)

    yes hello the girl in the picture i meet her on datemefree.com she played me ask for 10.000euro she is also on datanta.com under the name daisy i didnt buy her crap am from the ghetto but she is amazing there are 17 pictures off here on datemefree.com page225.278.280.296.317.327,376 each time different look and different name she is also about 6 times on there scam list take a look i hope someone calls the fbi or interpoll the hurt people feelings and scam there money

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  3. NORIEGA
    March 10, 2009 at 11:16 am (8 years ago)

    The One who wrote this thing is a Foolish Man or Woman how much do you need i can give you i got 400.0000 dollars from this work and i am getting MORE , MORE , MORE , MORE AND MORE ALL THOSE PEOPLE IN THE STATE ARE VERY FOOL … DON’T YOU KNOW THEY LET ALL OF US SUFFERED IN THE OLDEN DAYS DO YOU HEAR THE WISE SAYING THAT SAY ” EVERYTHING THAT GOES AROUND COME AROUND ” SO THIS IS THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY TO YOU FUCK YOU IF YOU DONT REMOVE THIS PAGE BY TOMORROW

    BY THE KING OF SCAMMERS
    NORIEGA TIME

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  4. Dale
    April 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm (8 years ago)

    its funny i got pulled out of a date site russianeruo.com i was ask to meet her on at her live address her picture is above i got a clue when i got email from hari something and mary what ever and they had difrent pictures but the same girl in it one was from ghana the other one was from mali i finaly told them for all i know you could be a 300 pound guy and i found her picture on west africa scams and imedatly they hung up this is a shame because i was having so much fun seeing how far they would go i say screw withem maybe if we tie them up a little bit it might save somebody some money thanks for your site and your time dale

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  5. emma
    May 23, 2009 at 6:48 am (8 years ago)

    ok go to hell

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  6. emma
    May 23, 2009 at 6:53 am (8 years ago)

    well seen all these concert and wondering what u wanna do next arrest my wife …(picture)hehehehe that my future wife and saviour…let get this straight sorry to all those who are not married and have a good heart but fuck those kwho are flirting and my wife get thier attension no mercy for them.weather u like its or not we are heros of brain and shame u call us third world country…wait and see if we dont defeat u at war

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  7. Deepwinter
    January 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm (7 years ago)

    the picture posted is on Adult friend finder site under the name Agnes user name agnes2008ghgh
    I figured it was crap and to good to be true, she said she was ffrom Kerry and just happened to have to go to Ghana the next day to visit here Sick dad

    So i havnt got the request for money yet but is only been a couple of days

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  8. dharma
    October 29, 2011 at 2:38 am (5 years ago)

    The picture at the top of this site was sent to me too! in October, 2011. From a person who contacted me with the online instant message system on Match.com. I have a few more, email me to swap stories – dharma30595@mypacks.neti

    The pictures are NOT sexy magazine-model shots, they are ordinary snapshots. Which goes to show how sophisticated the scams are. The perp had claimed to be in Florida in the profile, but then had moved to Ghana "after her father died".

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  9. ricardo
    November 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm (5 years ago)

    This girls is a piece of shit. Ye want my money to save your mother… snif snif. Go to the hell baby!!!!

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  10. Edward
    November 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm (5 years ago)

    This is great site keep it up. I was scammed and learned my lesson well. Now I am having fun working these scammers. I have been using the 419 scam site and gathering data on the scammers and there chats and pictures and getting them posted there. That picture you have there is of Raven Reilly a porn model

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    • Bev
      May 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm (5 years ago)

      I have been contacted by a man who immediately told me they loved me and said he was from Tampa Florida but is stuck in Abuja Nigeria. At first he said he was in Algiers then was moved to Lagos because of some problems. He had been trying to get home for months and supposedly has a daughter and his mother was looking after her 7 yr old grand daughter. He won't reveal much. He asked me for my cell number but I didn't give it to him. He asked me to try to find $5000 but told him I was poor. Lately he asked for $300 this past week. I might have sent it because I want to believe him.

      I have been looking for someone to help me find out if he is legit or a scammer. I came across this site and I hope you would help me out. I will come check this out again but it has been 23 weeks since you wrote this Edward.

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  11. marcel
    June 29, 2012 at 7:49 am (5 years ago)

    the girl that is on photo is porno star :))) she make porn and she go on dating sites and take your money bleave me !!! i talk to her she is hot yes she show me her boobs :))) and then she say she have no money for this and that and if i can send her cash !!! dating sites if lot of scams people WATCH OUT !!!!!!!!!! DATING SITE ITS ONLY SITE THEY CAN TAKE YOUR MONEY THEY GOING THERE EVERY DAY ALL DAY LIKE YOU GOING TO WORK !!!! I have dating site my self http://www.facethelovelife.com and i talk to some of the people that sign up and 10 % was scams i delete them !!!

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