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 ashman88
Joined: 12/24/2006
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well i must say what an experience.
i get an email to say how handsome i am from a 32 yr old exquisite looking brunette (on another single site) and i am thinking: hang on this ain't right i normally don't even get a response let alone some1 telling me this!!!
luckily for me i have the anonymous email address and start chatting. something is telling me this just don't add up.
i then think well what is there to lose so i email the SA police and obtain the what not to do list and continue chatting. we chatted for about 7 days on and off and forwarded profile to who ran the site
well wouldn't you know it (it) thinkin nigerian scam merchant is getting all loving and all that other tripe you just don't believe from a chat..
then it decides its coming down under for a visit but is $500 short of the airfare.. Nice try..
Tell them that i am but a poor man even though i have food etc i have no money..
i then asked surely she could find the money somewhere on the streets of nigeria...
well that was the end of that chat... be warned be careful..or be fleeced
 Garf67
Joined: 1/8/2008
Msg: 2
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Posted: 2/11/2008 2:55:19 AM
Hmmm sounds like that same brunette who forwarded me to a pay chatsite if I were interested in her !

Pass !
 outofthedesert
Joined: 12/9/2007
Msg: 3
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Posted: 2/11/2008 3:33:39 AM
I was on another site and met a guy who lived locally and he was scamming. Fortunately, I gave him no money, but when it was all sorted out, he was an escaped felon from the midwest and had gotten women to give him their credit card numbers and he purchased computers. I chose me to add to the mix because of my theater background. He was apparently producing a indie film and needed backers. A lot of local folk gave him money. I had a meet and greet with some of my film/theater folks and him. He knew enough that he could convince those not familiar with the arts but we all felt there was something wrong. Contacted some of the people he had fleeced and they were in contact with the local authorities. He was returned to prison and served time for the new crimes.

Scammers come in all races, both sexes and any country. The ploy can be any number of things. If money is involved, they are scamming, looking for a green card or a prostitute.

Mom always said 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is'.
 CavesBeach
Joined: 12/19/2005
Msg: 4
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Posted: 2/11/2008 1:24:13 PM
I love scambaiting , it used to be a hobby of mine.

http://www.419eater.com

I have a photoshop'd church "knights of Ne" that I get these people to join.... and if your clue'y enuf you can con the scammer, or atleast have plenty of fun with these types of rapscallions.

and while you keeping them busy chances are, you are robbing these scammer's of their time that would other wise be used on unsuspecting suckers.
 bewitched66
Joined: 1/8/2008
Msg: 5
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Posted: 2/11/2008 1:37:21 PM
Buggeration! Handsome but poor - must take you off my 'to-do' list. I guess people find it easier to con than work.....personally, I don't have the concentration span!
 gypsygal_au
Joined: 12/8/2007
Msg: 6
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Posted: 2/11/2008 2:54:05 PM
~ ~ You also have to be "careful" re: seeking employment.

I was in seek.com and found a position which was too good to be true. It was advertising a position for a customer service specialist, no experience required, working part time and earning $5k a month.

I realised it was too good to be true, I went along with it and applied for the position using a fake name and email address. The advert contained no details of an employement agency or any other details except for an email address and mobile ph no.

I notified Seek who had in the meantime learnt of the scam and sent an email to all who applied.

To cut a long story short, after a few exchange of emails, the scammer wanted me to go to a website and submit my bank account details for wages to be paid into.

Obviously I didnt submit my details but wonder how many have been sucked into this type of scam.
 Mark_Perth
Joined: 1/21/2008
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Posted: 2/11/2008 4:55:55 PM
i actually got an email from someone that led me to believe that i could have chatted with them on the POF thingy... or they know from here..

so i added them to msn and immediately found that person to be online... she was hot and horny and she wanted me to come to her site... i was fast and agile and i deleted her from my list and blocked her and etc etc...

This area is the male equivalent of women getting propositioned at POF. If you're a male and you're online, then you must be hot and horny and ready to pay for online talking sex...

as for those done by nigerians....i have about as much sympathy as someone playing with guns who shoots off their own toes...
 Brizguy_2007
Joined: 6/24/2007
Msg: 8
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Posted: 2/11/2008 5:30:13 PM
like this one that landed in my work account this morning.
Our spam detector used to work well but I tink they've found a loophole.....


From Kante Aisha Fatima
Abidjan, cote D` Ivoire


Dearest one,sorry for reaching you through this means it is because i needed your attention.I am Mel Aisha Fatima the only daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. George Kante mel My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip. My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special.Before the death of my father on August in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of Three million,five hundred thousand United States Dollars. USD(US$3.5 million) packed in two trunk boxes in one of the prime security company here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his only daughter for the next of Kin in depositing of the trunk boxes. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates.He also made me to understand that the officials of this company do not know the real content of these boxes, that he deposited the boxes as our family valuables for security reasons.That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose . Sir,please I am honourably seeking your assistance To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 19 years with regards to this trunks boxes and To see if you can make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.I am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas.Once more i apologize for reaching you through this means and hope you will understand my position and help me. Anticipating to hear from you soon at my EMAIL ADDRESS .PREETYAISHA70ATyahoo:com
Thanks and God bless.
Best regards,
Mel Aisha Fatima



LOL..yeah right.....
 dv8sex
Joined: 12/26/2007
Msg: 9
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Posted: 2/12/2008 2:51:17 AM
www.ebolamonkeyman.com/

a site dedicated to scamming the scammers
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
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Posted: 2/12/2008 4:12:53 AM
sadisfaction - thanks for the link! i now have trails of black running down my face from the laughing/crying - oh god i needed that laugh so much (god loves tiffany mynx)

i know scamming isnt funny because it happens for real - but that site rocks~!!
 hertzi
Joined: 8/13/2007
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Posted: 2/12/2008 8:29:32 PM
thank you for the website - hilarious! how can scammers be so dumb? if greed is doing that to them we have karma clearly seen at work here......
 dude/2
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 12
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Posted: 9/22/2008 10:57:25 AM
You always hear people warning you to not pay full in advance for service untill the peroject is complete,,,, I had my roof on my house done and my realestate company warned me to only pay him half and ask for a receipt... and make it very clear to him that he`ll get the balance when the job is complete to YOUR satisfaction !!!...
The guy that did the job was a jobber and after the first day he asked me for the money because some of his men were working the next day and they would`nt be here for the comnpletion of the job... I told him " no way !!" when the job is finished I`ll pay the balance.... as it turned out there were three items that he had forgotten about ... then I paid him and made him sign , PAID in full !!!!.....
Its amazing how some people will try to scam you and think nothing of it ~!!!
This jobber reminded me of a kid at Christmas , he wanted it the day before ...just like a little kid, I mentioned it to his workers and they agreed that you only pay when the job is complete !!!.............
 MadMicko
Joined: 10/2/2007
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Posted: 9/22/2008 12:52:24 PM
I played along with a gorgeous russian girl, new it was dodgy from the start and only after a week of chatting on and off she was calling me "Mick my love, the one for me". She was sending me photos of her and her mother and telling me she was organising to come and see me in Brisbane. The day before she was due to fly out, she tells me some extra fees had come up and she needed "only" $850 so she could come and see "her darling". I sent her an email and told her I had a good feeling that she was trying to scam me She never replied,funny that. My names Billy, not silly. It was fun playing along, waiting to see how much money she was going to ask for
 mmmnicky
Joined: 1/2/2006
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Posted: 9/22/2008 5:31:13 PM
you must be new on here...
 coffee/tea_and_advice
Joined: 4/24/2006
Msg: 15
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Posted: 9/22/2008 9:26:34 PM
unfortunately so many people who join r e d h o t p i e get caught up in the scams from women someone in russia I beleive (not) african as well.
the poor nigerian guys who are working for Transfield here in Perth are being done for by those scammers too. So my neighbours tell me.....
what goes around........
 Beauregarde
Joined: 6/27/2008
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Posted: 9/28/2008 8:12:28 AM


Not Rocket Scientists Dept:

"Queenslanders are losing up to $1 million in Nigerian online scams every month."

We know it wouldn't be Caves but the rest of them are a bit of a worry.


Brisbane lonely-heart loses $20,000 in scam
A Brisbane man has been stripped of $20,000 and left red-faced after his female friend turned out to be a man, in an online romance scam.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/lonelyheart-loses-20000-in-scam/2008/09/28/1222540223551.html

OK Queenslanders...own up...was this you?

 Kissthisfrog !
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 17
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Posted: 9/28/2008 3:22:32 PM
Increacingly now, it's happening to many 'connected' people....., especially people like us who post allegedly factual personal information on the net.

People with 'fraudulent intentions' are using 'this' information and other stuff gleaned from Google, Facebook and other sources...., to part you from your finances or identity or both. We all have been warned about this stuff for some time now.
We all need to be mindful of the personal information we post here.

I've had a couple of suss persons/organisations seeking contact (on this site and another) that were 'on the nose' and got my crap detectors bristling straight away.
After I called their bluff/dobbed them in...., they imediately elected to delete themselves off the site.
 Beauregarde
Joined: 6/27/2008
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Posted: 9/28/2008 5:03:10 PM

Msg 17 Sandy Freckle:
People with 'fraudulent intentions' are using 'this' information and other stuff gleaned from Google, Facebook and other sources....
This is totally true, and most large, popular forums have their lurkers, people who inhabit forums but probably never, ever post.

Some of these lurkers construct databases of forum regulars over long periods of time and can actually build - like a jig-saw - solid personal dossiers from snippets of information in threads.
Some can tell you where you live, what car you drive, where you work, where you go on holidays, how many children and animals you have, what their names are, and much, much worse.

Lurkers come in a variety flavours, from your common or garden variety, train-spotter/hobbyist type to industrial strength psychos and/or would be scammers.
Over the years I've been on forums where people spookily pop up and divulge vast amounts of infomation about a particular poster to embarass or harass them.
Needless to say, this is very creepy behaviour.


After I called their bluff/dobbed them in...., they immediately elected to delete themselves off the site
Yes...but I've come back as Beauregarde...
 PeakStupidity
Joined: 1/9/2008
Msg: 19
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Posted: 9/28/2008 5:48:48 PM
The Father Will U. Tuchme reverse scam is a ripper.
I especially like some of the plays on words this guy uses, such as this sign off to an email to the scammer:

In love and in your mother and in her mother before her with the blessings of the Lord,

I am,

Father Will U. Tuchme

 debnco
Joined: 10/5/2007
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Posted: 9/28/2008 5:58:58 PM
I read some stories from the monkey sight .OMG I nearly peed myself Talk about funny .Can't wait for one to contact me .
 karma one
Joined: 3/29/2005
Msg: 21
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Posted: 9/28/2008 6:06:25 PM
I HAD ONE CHARMING YOUNG LADY FROM THE PHILS WHO SAID THAT IF I BUY HER A COMPUTER I COULD SEE HER NAKED FOR FREE ---- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HOW PATHETIC
 PeakStupidity
Joined: 1/9/2008
Msg: 22
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Posted: 9/28/2008 6:12:46 PM
Debnco, if you think you have a scam for the scammers, there's a link on the site where you can volunteer.
 corindan
Joined: 7/13/2008
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Posted: 10/21/2008 9:16:02 AM
I'm in the USA. I was contacted by a 'woman' on another single's site, and we started emailing regularly. "Her' grammar, syntax, and spelling, seemd like the attempts of a foreigner to mimic American English, and doing so badly...though 'she' claimed to live in the same state as I, and about 200 miles from me. I figured 'her' for a scammer, but wondered what would come next; so I played along. She emailed me one day, claiming she'd gone to visit Nigeria with a church group, and been stranded there. She only needed $3,000.00 to get home, and was hoepful that I could send it to her. I told her that her unannounced trip to Nigeria, and being stuck there, must be part of God's plan, so it would be sacrilege to oppose it. Also, it came at a time when I'd been offered a job in Australia, and was wondering whether to take it. Since she was not available for dating in the USA-as she was doing The Lord's work in Nigeria-I saw it as a sign from God that I was supposed to go to Oz, and accept the position there...so I needed all my money for my own airfare. I wished 'her' luck, and blocked 'her' emails from then on. I did some checking-through relatives who are high in police circles-and found that 'she' was a man, living in Nigeria. That was about what I had expected. I make it a rule to never send money to anyone, but a lot of people will. As P.T. Barnum once said, "there's a sucker born every minute"...which is what makes scamming easy. Of course, there is an old saying that "you can't con an honest man". Most scams rely upon the victim trying to get something he doesn't deserve, or do soenthing he shouldn't do. Most of the Nigerian scams depend upon the sucker expecting to get an unfairly large compensation in money for helping someone else evade tax laws, or banking regs, or such. Others depend upon the sucker expecting a lifetime of sexual bliss in exchange for giving some needy, horny, woman a bit of finanicail aid. Unfair/unrealistic expectations-greed-is what sets the sucker up. He/she basically cons him/her self...with the scammer just acting as a 'how to' guide. Be honest, and you won't get hurt.
 lok
Joined: 7/6/2006
Msg: 24
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Posted: 10/21/2008 1:04:36 PM
russian girls are the best to play with , you tell them you have a friend there and are visiting in a month , ask what town they are from , and say its not far from where you will be ( a quick google maps check to locate the nearest town to where they say ) , then tell them you will meet them there , just need their address and phone number.( also say your flying there on private jet for a gambling job , and your taking $100,000 cash , and would like to spend some $$ on them lol


then , for the ones who ask for money , you ask them how much they have already to put into the fare for the plane trip , then you say your bank requires ( for overseas transactions ) a $500 deposit before funds can be transferred overseas , you open up an account with $2 in it (so you cannot lose anything but $2 ) , take their $500 and send an email asking if they have transferred yet , when they say yes , say they mustve got the numbers wrong and ask if they can retry ( whilst being all lovey dovey and making false promises of sending their money back , plus the extra thousands for the plane ticket...

scamming a scammer 101
 Robbbyg
Joined: 10/6/2008
Msg: 25
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Posted: 10/21/2008 4:33:55 PM
Some scammers that are only after small amounts of money must be quite poor and desperate to try to fleece people..

The poor nigerians have probably toiled all day everyday for a month just to get enough money together for an internet session at the local shop to scam on the net..

Im sure some of them just need a couple of hundred to pay for food or their families malaria shots,, its a bad world we live in when some of us are reduced to scamming people for the sake of health

I wish i could help them all


Peace Rob
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