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 realm88
Joined: 7/16/2008
Msg: 64
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These people PISS ME OFF. They pray on the lonely , the elderly and the desparate ,they are MAGGOTS ,I recently closed my myspace account because of these freaks .You delete them , block them ,report them ,even if you just ignore them they still dont go away, I was getting 10 a day and they are crawling all over Yahoo. Most of the ones I got were from Nigeria or Russia . Im always here or reading about people getting screwed by these arsholes and it makes me angry thats my 2 cents
 Blewoz
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 66
Apparently those Nigerian scammers are using Yahoo messenger now...
Posted: 8/17/2008 7:54:14 PM
Everybody has to keep a bloody wary eye out these days for these wankers. They have been using IM for quite awhile now that I am aware of ! I used to reside in the USA for over 5 years and during that time I was contacted by quite a few "Scammers" . Firstly through dating sites and them after through IM. I was constantly asking as to how they got my IM as well as my email addy., I never got a straight answer. What they did ( and I played along with them for awhile ) was pretend to be a female and looking to get a male friend and usually from the UK, but working in Nigeria or Ghana etc, then they endevour to hit you up for some cash ( once they believe they have befriended you ) for cheques that they will be getting for work that they have done, or for antiques that they are selling of buying. For whatever reasons they are unable to negotiate the currency themselves. I had on send me many explicite pics and also saying that they were going to the USA and wanted me to be there escort whilst they were in my part of the country and promised evrything and anything and believe me I mean anything !
I weas able to use a false address as well as an email addy . I never gave any TRUE personal details and had the last laugh, when I had one of them on IM and I was telling them that I needed to get there real phone number as I was in trouble with the local constablary and they were in contact with Interpol, who was wanting to contact them regarding cheques that I had banked ( I went NO where near a bank and also never even opened the delivery parcel ! ) Only to have them quickly disconnect and NEVER to be heard from again !
Be aware at all times, both sexes ! Remember, there is NO such a thing as a free lunch !
I had my fun for awhile and now I just simply " DELETE "
Hooroo from the Blew ( oz )
 Blewoz
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 67
Apparently those Nigerian scammers are using Yahoo messenger now...
Posted: 8/17/2008 7:55:14 PM
Everybody has to keep a bloody wary eye out these days for these wankers. They have been using IM for quite awhile now that I am aware of ! I used to reside in the USA for over 5 years and during that time I was contacted by quite a few "Scammers" . Firstly through dating sites and them after through IM. I was constantly asking as to how they got my IM as well as my email addy., I never got a straight answer. What they did ( and I played along with them for awhile ) was pretend to be a female and looking to get a male friend and usually from the UK, but working in Nigeria or Ghana etc, then they endevour to hit you up for some cash ( once they believe they have befriended you ) for cheques that they will be getting for work that they have done, or for antiques that they are selling of buying. For whatever reasons they are unable to negotiate the currency themselves. I had on send me many explicite pics and also saying that they were going to the USA and wanted me to be there escort whilst they were in my part of the country and promised evrything and anything and believe me I mean anything !
I weas able to use a false address as well as an email addy . I never gave any TRUE personal details and had the last laugh, when I had one of them on IM and I was telling them that I needed to get there real phone number as I was in trouble with the local constablary and they were in contact with Interpol, who was wanting to contact them regarding cheques that I had banked ( I went NO where near a bank and also never even opened the delivery parcel ! ) Only to have them quickly disconnect and NEVER to be heard from again !
Be aware at all times, both sexes ! Remember, there is NO such a thing as a free lunch !
I had my fun for awhile and now I just simply " DELETE "
Hooroo from the Blew ( oz )
 NancyC123
Joined: 12/17/2006
Msg: 68
Apparently those Nigerian scammers are using Yahoo messenger now...
Posted: 8/29/2008 6:14:21 PM
Met one on here a week ago today. Smooth talker and we communicated daily until someone gave me the heads up about watching out for clues that this person wasn't who he said he was. Miraculously, when I confronted this person through text, and email about how I wasn't about to be a victim to Nigerian fraud, his profile all of a sudden disappeared from here and the sweet-talking emails, texts, and yahoo chats stopped! Hmmm...go figure! I'm not gonna say I'm not hurt by this but I'm certainly glad it didn't go any farther and no money was lost, either! However, now I trust even LESS than I used to before! I'm beginning to wonder if it's even worth trying anymore!
 natural energy
Joined: 9/23/2006
Msg: 69
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Posted: 8/30/2008 7:54:16 AM
I will re-inforce what I said in my post earlier and what Knitten Kitten said ...

Report them to the Administration .... when I did, it was acted on immediately ... there is zero tolerance for such scammers.

Enjoy ..... thank goodness there are not that many like that here on POF ....
 cuteazabutton
Joined: 8/8/2006
Msg: 72
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Posted: 8/31/2008 9:12:08 AM
RED FLAG for sure!!! Ive come across quite a few on chatlines and dating sites such as Netlog and Tagged. If u have a profile on any of them and they give you their email address to contact them, dont do it especially if u use a personal email address like hotmail or outlook express.

Just recently i got a message from a woman claiming to be dying and that she needed someone to be her beneficiary for 3.5 million dollars and asked me to message her for more information about it. She even had a picture of her in a hospital bed with a doctor beside her but its so easy nowadays to get any pic like that online. Of course i reported the message as spam to the dating site and deleted it.

You just have to use your common sense about these type of things cause u can end up losing a lot!!!!
 texasbaby
Joined: 7/21/2005
Msg: 73
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Posted: 8/31/2008 10:03:24 AM
I don't even use yahoo messenger anymore because I got so much crap from these kinds of people. It's not worth the time it takes to log on,, anyone who knows me has an e-mail address and will contact me that way. Then, if my filters don't catch the spammers,, I delete unread, any messages from e-mail addresses I don't know.

tb
 NancyC123
Joined: 12/17/2006
Msg: 74
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Posted: 8/31/2008 12:31:54 PM
Well, I've yet to find a picture of the scammer I've communicated with but lack of emails and contact from his side, after I've pretty much TOLD him he was a scammer, pretty much puts the nail in the coffin, as far as I'm concerned.

Now my problem is that I think I'm more scarred from this experience than I've let myself believe because all I do is look at men who have viewed me on here and wonder if any or all of them are scammers! My trust is completely gone and I HATE that! How will I learn to trust again? This TOTALLY sucks!
 DestinyRose
Joined: 12/8/2007
Msg: 76
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Posted: 8/31/2008 3:49:48 PM
I've seen those scams before as well. They write all these sickening love letters about how I have to be the one his soul is searching for, how he knows I am the woman to have his children etc etc etc. How rediculous! I have them blocked now on myspace.
I found one profile here about a man in Orlando like me. He messaged me because we had a similar interest in history. Well I clicked on history in his profile and found another man with the exact same profile except different picture and location. The profile was word to word exact. I told the original someone had copied his profile (giving him benefit of the doubt) He got furious and said he wasnt into games and that I was terrible to say such things. HA
I wrote to the other one and he deleted without answering. I wonder what kind of scam they were playing? The original profile I still see online all the time.
 MX220
Joined: 3/31/2007
Msg: 77
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Posted: 8/31/2008 4:44:38 PM
It's not only Nigerian but all scammers. Yahoo is the most popular IMing program so that's where they go. And Yahoo isn't doing a f***ing thing about it. Every time I log on I have a few offline messages from scammers, spammers whatever. I don't even bother ignoring them or reporting them as spam anymore. I sent an email to Yahoo asking them when are they going to do something about it and of coure I did not get a reply.

As long as Yahoo remains popular they won't do anything to fix the problem. The more people using it (legitimate users or scammers) the better for Yahoo. Having to type in codes prior to entering chat rooms hasn't done a thing. In fact it's worse than it was before.

They're everywhere. I advertised some equipment to sell on a very legit and respected site and sure enough I got a couple of emails from 'prospecitve' buyers saying they would send me a cashier's check for about $1000 over the asking price if I would send them the merchandise. A friend of mine got a cashier's check in the mail with a very similar offer. Out of curiosity he brought the check to his bank so they could check it out and of course the bank listed on the check didn't even exist!
 lostintheshuffle
Joined: 5/8/2008
Msg: 78
Apparently those Nigerian scammers are using Yahoo messenger now...
Posted: 9/4/2008 3:12:57 PM
Yeah... watch out for Juliet Johnson in Egypt!
 gabstir
Joined: 8/25/2008
Msg: 79
Apparently those Nigerian scammers are using Yahoo messenger now...
Posted: 9/4/2008 6:17:45 PM
I pulled a reverse scam on one of them. The person acted like they where a lady, they sent me pics, talked dirty, yada yada yada. So then the story line comes into play and they tell me that they want to come to the US and they have money but they have no way of cashing the money orders. They plead with me to do the follwoing:

Cash the money orders, keep a small percentage for myself, and then western union them the remainder of the money.

Now remember, I know this is a scam plus I'm an accountant and I can smell fraud a mile away. So play along, they say they want to DHL overnight the money orders to me, great, well they get here but I was not home and they where at the office so I had to go down there the next day to get the package, meanwhile this person is frantically calling and e-mailing me asking me if I got the package. I finally replied and said not yet because I have to go pick it up and they start freaking out on IM. I'm laughing the whole time, so I tell the guy...oops I mean lady, ha ha, to call me, they do and it's a bad connection and the person on the other end sounded like a guy trying to speak like a girl...LOL!!

So I get the package and I look at the money orders, they look real. I call the money order company to verify the amounts and the company would not, I suspected this, I asked if they where reported stolen, nothing, but the lady was dropping hints during the conversation like some people buy money orders for 1 cent, they bleach them and reprint them for the highest denomination possible. Well that's what I kinda figured they did.

Now, the fun part, so I go on line and this person is there anxiously waiting for me to tell them the good news, well I did, I called them out on the scam and they grew silent. They got mad and said why did I do that and that they had to pay overnight shipping from Canada which cost them about 60 dollars. I was laughing so hard at this point and basically told them that they dup so many people and that I wanted to get them back and that it was fun playing the game with them. LOL!!

So now I get my revenge by taking this persons e-mail account and I sign them up for every religious web site that I know of. So they would get inundated with Bible verses, scripture and other religious material and e-mail, enough to perhaps make them want to cancel their fake yahoo account but I'm sure they have many of them.

So this is my victory over the Nigerian scammers.
 Aries0328
Joined: 1/19/2008
Msg: 81
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Posted: 9/4/2008 6:49:36 PM

So this is my victory over the Nigerian scammers


Are you serious???



So play along, they say they want to DHL overnight the money orders to me, great, well they get here but I was not home and they where at the office so I had to go down there the next day to get the package
Dooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You gave them your name and address and verified it was correct by picking up the package


so I tell the guy...oops I mean lady, ha ha, to call me

Are you insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You gave them your phone number


So this is my victory over the Nigerian scammers.


No... Really, they won.

They have your name, home phone number, home address verified.

Change your number before you have a $25.000 phone bill. Get your damn credit ratings cause you may soon have a new house purchased under your name. Do you have any idea how much info can be obtained on you with this stuff. One call to one of their local reps and your trash is theirs and eventually your bank info is going to be there. Ok, so I've never heard of them going that far but really.

You didn't string them along you played into it. Exactly what would they have gotten by sending you some fake cashiers check. A laugh at you getting busted by the check cashing company for trying to pass a bad check???? Maybe getting lucky and the checks clearing???? Ya right????

You need to get proactive and watch your back now.

Ugggg... just report the profiles and close the IM. Don't play.
 Hawk8414
Joined: 7/19/2008
Msg: 82
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Posted: 9/4/2008 6:52:03 PM
Everyday, I get about 10 or so emails in my yahoo email box. I just hit the spam button, and let it go. They are getting desperate, Hell, they're using people who are supposed to be famous actresses who are dying now. LoL. All these Nigerian scammers are so poor, they will do anything to make a real dollar. That's how bad their country's government is. Can you imagine, if we were so broke that this country was like that? Shit, we would be so desperate, we wouldn't have second thoughts about doing the same things to other people. It's sad that Mugabe doesn't give a **** about his own people, but then again, he's the dictator who rapes, murders, and tortures his own people. They won't stand up and fight against him. They have nothing to fight for.
I can't feel sorry for them, they let this happen to themselves.
 andie66
Joined: 5/27/2008
Msg: 83
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Posted: 9/4/2008 7:03:08 PM
I met someone on another dating site bout a year ago who was such a charmer! He said he was Italian and was working out of country with his daughter in Dubai. Sent me websites of the building he was supposedly working on. a couple weeks into the email yahoo chat thingy he started getting personal and wanting to web chat. I am not a big web chat fan but agreed to do it if he did. Well....he didnt have a cam, couldnt get one, his company didnt pay him the money to supposedly pay his workers annnd his daughter fell in the shower and was in the hospital and he had no money to get her the help/medicine she needed.
So I started gettin a little sceptical after the web cam thing and it only got worse from there. He asked me for money on several occasions...even cried on the phone a couple times. I declined to send anything and he got rather pissy with me. I confronted him one day and I havent heard from him since. Thats as close as I have come to being scammed!
It is really scary to think that you can be scammed by anyone at any time and some of these guys are very good at it!
 diamonddawn
Joined: 1/31/2006
Msg: 84
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Posted: 9/4/2008 7:20:15 PM
On another dating site I was on *S****net* alot of the romancescammers like some one said live in the US going there for buisness If they do post a pic I have found are usually displayed on romancescammers.com and it is a modeling outfit from Hawaii I think Ive had about 10 that had posted pics on R scammers > One time I figured out he was a scammer and when he got to Africa I told him that I had died ( being my sister ) he was very upset that he couldn't attend the service I said it was very lovely LOL ........another time the guy actually was typing as he was being robbed at gun point like it was a story he was typing Makes me NOT want to go to Africa >>>>>>>>>>>
 Hawk8414
Joined: 7/19/2008
Msg: 85
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Posted: 9/4/2008 7:51:29 PM
Alot of it comes from ppl working thru Ghana,too. I had some dude try and talk to me on My Space. He admitted that he was Nigerian. I reported him, and the next day, his account was deleted. lol. I think he had been trying to talk to other ppl up there,too.
 jackster121
Joined: 9/2/2008
Msg: 89
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Posted: 10/6/2008 3:14:10 PM
I have been getting ya hoo emails that sate so & so is the executor of so 7 so's estate and I have been named the beneficiary. Most of these originate from london, I guess I have never replied or investigated. But i do know a scam when I see one. the internet can be a scary thing if you are not careful.
 kellygrl51
Joined: 9/21/2008
Msg: 91
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Posted: 10/11/2008 5:19:03 PM
Rule of thumb if it sounds too good to be true it probably is....
 HighHopes2
Joined: 1/5/2009
Msg: 93
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Posted: 3/16/2009 3:18:28 PM
Yes that has happened to me twice, and what works reall well is you tell them you now have sent their IP number the couputer number they are using to the FBI it stops them dead!
 Sunshine33066
Joined: 1/25/2009
Msg: 94
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Posted: 3/16/2009 5:14:02 PM
I havent gotten any of those nigerian scammers on this site, but on the other dating site Mat**.com, when i was on that site a year ago, I had 3 different guys that ended up being Nigerian scammers.

Always start out with conversations about them being americans stuck in nigeria and needed money to get food, or home. lol. what a joke ! i hope no one really falls for that stuff
 Olivia47
Joined: 4/2/2009
Msg: 95
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Posted: 4/7/2009 4:21:57 AM
I got contacted on 3/22/09 on POF by a guy named John Johnson. His profile was jsheart. Really smooth, very nice, asked me to send him $1500 after one week talking by way of computer, and yes I was stupid, by calling him. Couldn't get a web cam, couldn't do skype. So the long and the short of it is; be careful. They can really suck you in. Pissed me off big time. I told him off in an email. I saved all the emails and the pictures because now I am worried about someone getting my identity (aren't we all afraid of that now a days?) I know there are decent people out there, like me.
 forum101
Joined: 2/5/2008
Msg: 96
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Posted: 4/8/2009 1:41:10 PM
Ive had messages here on POF from the scammers. They are so obvious in the vocabulary, the way they phrase things. I knew he was a scammer, curious what he was up to. His story changed a lot. He lived in Cincinnati, but had to go out of the country on business. I asked him what was the name of the Cincinnati baseball team. he didnt know. he tried to bluff his way by saying he wasnt into sports. You dont live within 500 miles Cincinnati and not know the Cincinnati Reds.
I got a message last night and another one today from different scammers. one of them wants my yahoo ID, to talk through yahoo. and wont email through POF.
 Lobo_Corazon
Joined: 2/6/2009
Msg: 97
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Posted: 4/8/2009 6:05:46 PM
I wonder if men are targetted much more than women? I get these *all* the time. Just for fun I carried on an IM conversation with one for ~an hour, a couple of years ago.

She was from New York (but had very poor grammar - I suppose one could say the same of many North Americans these days!)

She was travelling overseas (guess where) selling art, and her money/credit cards had been stolen, so the hotel was holding her hostage until she got the money to settle her bill. Could I help her with just $500? (lol) Once that tiny obstacle was overcome, she would rush to Kingston into my loving arms, for purpose of making babies for me. (lol!!)

So I asked her if she had any jewelery she could sell. She said yes, she thought there was someone there in the hotel who would buy her necklace! Sure enough, that fetched $250 - Halfway there already!

Next, I suggested she sell her body to men around the hotel to raise more money. After all, the pictures she had shared were stunning - Surely there was a market for that! The conversation got more and more surreal from there... And "she" doggedly persisted!

Shoot, I regret that I didn't save that IM conversation for posterity - It was gold!
 danishsweetbread
Joined: 2/25/2007
Msg: 98
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Posted: 4/18/2009 11:11:42 PM
Sadly, a lot of the Xtian dating sites are chock FULL of scammers. I mean like tons and tons! I got weary and worn out reporting them on one...I even got a "he checks out and is real!" from an admin a couple beers short of a six-pack. I finally gave up. I found that ironically, the PAID sites are the ones that scammers really take over! The admins don't seem clued in...and are actually very lazy about finding and blocking scammers. I got so tired of "hi dear you are so beautiful! I am a widower with a dog that lives in Florida" type e-mails.

I finally am leaving my profile on POF even though finding a bible-believer that lives near me and likes mouthy cutting edge bbws seems like a shot in dark. But at least here I can read the forums, play with imeem (currently have my favorite video/song from my fave Bollywood film of all time up)...and read such interesting profiles/ads. It amuses me. And best of all, it's free. Props to the owner keeping the &@%#! scammers down to a minimum. I am liking this place more and more...and giving up on the Xtian sites sadly. I only date believers 2 Cor. 6:14-16 but I haven't the patience and bandwidth to weed through anymore John Smith the Nigerian scammer e-mails hitting me up with his model LA good looking photos using very lame bad English, calling me endearments.

This place blows away most paid sites and sadly protects it's users better than most of the paid websites out there. And the men on here for the most part actually take time to read my profile before replying. I am rambling so I bid y'all adieu.
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