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I just got a message from some guy, acted like he barely speaks English...

First asks me my name, I won't give it to him, then pics which I wouldn't give him..then he asks about my kids which I DEFINITELY am not telling him about...

So then he starts asking about my job, WHERE I work, how much I make, how much my house, car, etc. cost...I won't tell him and he just keeps on and on...I did talk to him for a little bit because I wanted to see how far he'd go.

His yahoo profile says he's in the UK, but he tells me he's from NIGERIA. *RED FLAG* He asks me if I ever heard of it, I said "Yep" and he asked how. I just said I'm aware of all the Nigerian scams.

What is up with these people????

I just thought I'd warn everyone. I know there are some people that have fallen for their scams before and I'm pretty sure this is probably how it starts, so watch out if someone like this contacts you and this is the route your conversation takes.

Be careful y'all!!!
 Eric-s Smokin Hottie
Joined: 3/11/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 12:12:35 AM
I've had that happen too in Yahoo, but only when I was visiting the chatrooms ... haven't been there for ages and mainly because of the scammers who would IM me. I only use my Yahoo to chat with old buddies and don't go into the chatrooms any more.

I would never let the convo get as far as you did. i would just block them. I was always scared they could hack into my computer so I never chatted with them. (Not sure if they could or not.)
Apparently those Nigerian scammers are using Yahoo messenger now...
Posted: 1/15/2007 12:16:20 AM
Darn, never thought of that. I have pretty good protection on here though. He'd have to get through that and I haven't gotten any messages saying a remote attack was attempted. He shut up right quick after I said "I am fully aware of all those Nigerian scams". Never said another word and I blocked him.

He was getting a bit irritated though...How much do you make? "Enough". How much did you pay for your car? "Enough". How much did you pay for your house? "Enough".

Ah, gotta love it. NOT.
 AREALANGEL
Joined: 2/5/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 3:08:36 AM
Now that we are all aware of these Vampire fishies....we now can say we are not the sucker fishies that fell victim to their bold introductions...
 theoldsilverfox
Joined: 11/17/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 5:02:35 AM
I have been getting messages here in UK from addresses in USA but they turn out to be in Nigeria, Ghana and other parts of Africa. Despite my profile they all give ages between 20 and 28! None have a good command of English and when I gave one a polite refusal I had a very rude response! All are now blocked! Take care and hi to all you folk across the pond!

Happy New Year from Wales!
 JazzLover55
Joined: 12/1/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 6:42:25 AM
Beware..

The newest scam approach on yahoo:

He/She works and lives in somewhere in the USA.. currently out of the country. They expect to be going to Africa (west coast ... duh.. Nigeria) soon. Their english is very poor. They want to know all about you.. do you own your own home? own business? etc.

They send you a pic of some model!! Tell you in broken english that they are very serious..want to get to know only you!

Ask them to turn on their cam.. they don't have one. Tell them to go and get a cam.. they can't buy one.... yeah..right.

These men/women will invest a large amount of time into you to earn your trust.. weeks..even months. Beware.. it is really a team of nigerian men keeping the contact continious with you!! RUN.

If you cannot see them "live" .. RUN.
 nicebluiz
Joined: 5/23/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 6:44:52 AM
Good suggestion: for some tips on how to deal with scammers like that, and to see what fun some people have had with them, Google 419 eater. Some of the things that some people have gotten scammers to do will make you really laugh.
 purplebunnyfoofoo
Joined: 8/27/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 6:46:34 AM
you can go to romancescams dot com and get a whole heap of info, photos, im's.
 flaboyinky
Joined: 7/10/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 7:11:32 AM
The money grubbing scumbags are easy to spot. They give themselves away by not being able control their hunger for our cash.
I always tell them to bl*w me, when they come off with their sob stories.

Its too bad some people fall for that kind of crap.
 EaglesCry68
Joined: 12/16/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 7:15:03 AM
Seems more of these scams are popping up everyday.

I had one woman from POF start talking and supposedly a model in Africa. After talking with her for a couple of weeks I was asked for money so she could make her way home to Tennessee. I said I couldnt help and havent heard from her since.

And now I am getting emails from a man who supposedly lives in Texas but currently out of the country. This is presummably a response to an ad I have for a car for sale on the internet.

He states that he will send a cashiers check for the amount of the car and will also have someone pick it up once the check clears.

It's obvious by talking with him in email and IM that he is of mexican descent although my skepticism is high for as many cars as Ive sold, Ive never had someone buy one without first coming to see and/or test drive it.



God Bless
Scott
 Diva Po-Po Princess
Joined: 5/15/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 8:03:27 AM
I just wanted people to be aware so they can look for it. There are good hearted people out there and I don't want anyone falling for this.

Dang, now I wanna play a little with that stuff I googled. Thanks! ;)

Oh, it was already starting about 3 minutes in. "I have to go help mum, she's very sick"..."she called earlier"

Yep, well that's just too dern bad!!!

Happy New Year to you too, oldsilverfox!! :hug:
 Byrd
Joined: 7/19/2004
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Posted: 1/15/2007 8:11:40 AM
Be careful I saw something on the news in L.A. About a year ago about a guy that got involved in that U.K. Lotto scam and someone killed him..He actually sent them money..Be careful.
 Ottawa_Chicklet
Joined: 8/5/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 8:12:40 AM

He states that he will send a cashiers check for the amount of the car and will also have someone pick it up once the check clears.


This is a very common scam. See, they get YOU to cash the either forged or stolen check. Sometimes it takes a few days... even weeks before the bank figures it out. And when they do, the bank expects full compensation. Including the "leftover change" that some have kindly sent back.
 curvy40s
Joined: 8/30/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 8:29:55 AM
ive also be contacted by these scammers there so easy too spot lol they must think were all stupid iam certianly not. Told them i know there nigerian scammers the abuse back lol.
Iam very intrested to know who theses people are who fall for it.
 Diva Po-Po Princess
Joined: 5/15/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 8:41:55 AM
There was a thread here awhile back that had a few people in it that fell for it. That's how come I wanted to post this. There are more people that fall for this than you think.
 ISORealismNOTPerfection
Joined: 1/30/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 8:45:07 AM
I get emails all the time saying "a long distance relative has left you money in their will, now send your account info and we will wire all monies" blaw blaw. Heck, if some long distance relative left me money, wouldn't I be needing THEIR ACCOUNT INFORMATION lol. Delete those messages, delete delete...
 ksue44
Joined: 6/20/2005
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Posted: 1/15/2007 10:22:13 AM
Scams are nothing new. If it seems "too good to be true", it probably is. IMO, one should never discuss finances until you've spent some face to face time. Be careful about giving out any personal information. Don't give out more than you can afford to lose.

In 1991, I met a fella thru a newspaper ad. His name was Guiy DeMontfort. We met, we didn't hit it off romantically, however he rented a room from me. Guiy had claimed that his wife and son died in an auto accident in Africa. He was actually quite smart, clever, and I did like the english accent. Guiy had scammed numerous people in America from coast to coast, somewhere in the millions. When he wrote me a hot check and tried to access my Corporate account (I owned a small but inactive company), that's when I turned him into law enforcement. Guiy's real name is Graham Leaver and he was from England. As a result of having him busted, I had my 15 minutes of fame on a show called "Hard Copy". I even received death threats for turning him in. I'd do it again in a heart beat!

He is now serving some hard time in the Maricopa County jail for trafficking, money laundering, etc. He's wanted by about everybody out there, including the mob.
 msmacgal
Joined: 1/5/2007
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Posted: 1/15/2007 10:57:58 AM
I had one of the scammers just a few days ago. He said his name was Johnson Jerry, profile pic was a blonde model type blah blah. His first concern was that he didn't find me in a chatroom. Well duh, I haven't been in a chatroom in 7 years. Those got boring when yahoo let the porn bots take over.

Number 1 give away to these people, along with the broken English, is the "I love you" within 2 minutes and that damn BUZZ yahoo messenger has. They will say hi and immediately hit that BUZZ. Then they ask for a picture. Well gee, too lazy to look at my profile? I have a pic posted there. One moron claimed to be from Syracuse, NY. (But was in Africa for his mother's funeral). I told him to stop bothering me, I was not interested in his crap. He replies with a "Listen here WOMAN...." Yeah, like calling me "Woman" is going to fly? Pfttt. LOL.

Another give away is.. if you ask where they are from, they say "America". I don't know about anyone else but if someone asks where I'm from, I automatically say "NY". Most people tend to respond with the state they live in. If I were to give my location by my country, I would say USA not America.
 singleguy64
Joined: 5/27/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 11:45:58 AM
I remember last Xmas (2005) I was bored (I was on call for work, kinda stuck at home) so I went on some of the AOL chatrooms. God, what a mistake.

Almost from the moment I got in, I started getting random IM's about "hey, I'm Candy, come check out my profile", which of course had a link to her "webcam" site. They finally drifted away after almost 6 months of ignoring them, but it was *totally* annoying.

Never again. I'll stay away from any chatrooms.
 Heart Bandit
Joined: 5/13/2006
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Posted: 1/15/2007 12:02:16 PM
I still can't believe after all this time that there are people who could fall for this scam.
A person who tells you after a few emails that they are in love with you. Yeah right! But they are in Nigeria visiting a sick relative, or visiting a friend, and need money to come "home" to "usa" to be with you. Or, a woman who is being held against her will in a hotel because she was robbed and needs you to send money to the hotel manager, who also took her passport.
All want the money sent to some guy in Lagos, Nigeria via Western Union. Does Western Union have a stake in these scams?

The scam involving millions that can only be taken out of the country by a foriegn partner (you). Or the varient, they are looking for a relative of a deceased millionaire businessman and you are to pretend to be the next of kin. lol.

From romancescam I've found the site where you will find most of the pics of models being used by these criminals.
www.focushawaii.com is a real modeling agency that these guys steal pics from. You will see many familar faces there.

Another thing. It's quite easy to tell if it's one of these guys contacting you. Their use of the English language is the key. The profile usually says, "am so and so from usa" (they use "4real" a lot in the profile name, or use a first and last name together), "looking for God fearing man." And if they talk about their "mum." Americans don't call our mothers, "mum."

Use common sense and stay safe.
 sweetgirltech
Joined: 2/14/2007
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Posted: 3/11/2007 11:46:33 AM
Ever see the ones who post a pic..allegedly theirs...that looks like Howdy Doody's illegitimate brother and is obviously from some magazine?

The first couple of paragraphs in the chat is in perfect English...lol...THEN they run out of script...and they all spell "what" as "wat"...just a few hints here.
 Coastergal
Joined: 7/24/2005
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Posted: 3/11/2007 11:50:35 AM
Dayum... I thought I'd been looking for love in all the WRONG places!

I thought I'd found my dream scam man in Nigeria!!!!!
 .Marc
Joined: 2/11/2007
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Posted: 3/11/2007 12:04:30 PM
Usually African people speak pretty decent English. I live with some Nigerians.
 nursetbone
Joined: 8/24/2006
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Posted: 3/11/2007 2:02:04 PM
there on here too ladies one named james blunt so beware he has broken english and clams he lives in colo-yeah right
 BlackCat36
Joined: 8/1/2005
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Posted: 3/11/2007 5:24:40 PM
haha

a friend told me about this scam on a local for sale web site she was looking for a small dog and she answered an ad for a pure bred dog for sale well she emailed him asking about the dog etc she got an email back saying that the dog is with him in africa not here cause he had to move he wanted 200$ plus the travel expense for the she told him that she wants to see the dog before she buys it like any smart person he refuses and she told him well your trying to scam me she sent me all the emails he sent her and i smelled scam
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