If you see texts we publish on the site, or parts of them in messages, then you are dealing with a scammer, probably from West Africa or Malaysia, but may be from other countries as well. Scammers use cut and pasted text because they are usually almost illiterate, uneducated, and have little English, or because it is easier to do it when dealing with hundreds of potential victims a day. Note: scammers hardly ever address you by name and this is because it makes it unnecessary to edit messages with names in them. They will call you “Honey”, “Baby”, “my Queen”, “Angel”, etc. Never tell a scammer how you caught him*. Never tell him about his message text and never correct his mistakes. We like our scammers to continue to be uneducated and stupid. Remember when a message suggests you send money, you are talking to a scammer and whatever the excuse he gives you, send nothing and leave without a word. *Even if you think you are dealing with a woman be assured it is a boy in an internet cafe. Be careful with the people, who suddenly contact you on SKYPE/MSN/Yahoo messenger. There are NO SOLDIERS, GENERALS, SERGEANTS or OFFICERS, using messengers who will offer you romance, especially if they claim to be in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria,West Africa, Pakistan etc.
The FBI, Interpol, Banks, and United Nations do not have funds to send you, and neither are the heads of these organisations writing to tell you they do. If you ever see countries in Africa, or Malaysia, and Turkey mentioned, then you need to depart rapidly
DIPLOMATS only work for Governments. They do not act as private couriers for anyone,including YOU. If you see Diplomats mentioned at all it is a scam. Those parcel deliveries and flashy courier forms are fake too.
ENGINEERS, OIL AND GAS WORKERS, GOLD AND GEMSTONE DEALERS, SAILORS, DOCTORS ON SHIPS and similar persons are also FAKE.
SOLDIERS NEVER PAY FOR LEAVE.
Leave requests are fake.
ID Cards and forms supposedly sent by military personnel, either online or by email, are FAKE. It is against military law for a person to make a copy of their official identity documents. They would be court martialed.
NEW FORMAT for service personnel and contractors is– Name @mail.mil
All have a ( .mil ) extension.
Anything else is a scam.
Government Departments DO NOT USE WESTERN UNION/MoneyGram, or similar transfers.
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Scammers will often use an interactive video based on webcam chats with previous victims or stolen off porn model websites etc. This video will be able to show the scammer doing obvious actions if they are asked. Most often the scammer will know the video well and so at the right moment be able to tell victim something such as “Hang on the phone rang” and he will then be seen leaving to answer the phone. Often the videos are fairly repetitive and loop back, and of course the scammer won’t be able to show himself doing things a victim might ask him to do (wave his hand, give a wink etc…) They also have another way by claiming the microphone doesn’t work which means you can only type and watch, and should they think you ask too much they will switch it off after a few seconds.
Beware of so called webcam that does not look like the person they claim to be and be aware that seeing somthing over a supposed webcam is not proof any more than stolen pictures are.
In African and some other countries you can get money transferred with having only the MTCN number. Name and address doesn’t matter, for example: if the money was sent to “Mr. Bryan Daniel” to UK, the money can be given to any person in Nigeria/Ghana/ Senegal who has the MTCN for the transfer …
Another variant: the money launderer lives in a foreign country, banks the money, extracts a percentage and sends the balance on to the scammer.
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