Jack

AOL

#245 Mar 10, 2009
People... people....People:

Please Listen To Me: The first step in the scam is to get you off of match.com and get you to communicate through your email address.

Haven't you ever wondered why these people are so anxious to get your email? They can come up with any excuse to get your email.

I just got this excuse yesterday from a very average looking, middle aged woman. After a few email exchanges she told me she was on a 3 day trial membership and needed my email to keep in contact with me.

I've heard this excuse about a dozen times in the last few months! Yes, even this extremely average looking woman, was trying to scam me. That's what makes her so unsuspecting as a scammer, at first glance.(The nerve of her, how desperate does she think I am. She's lucky I winked back.)


Here is an article you must read, so you can see why these nobody's, scammers, losers, and thieves want your email.

Just copy and paste the link into your search box. Read and learn!!

No reason to be anybody's sucker.
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http://www.identitytheftfixes.com/can_someone...
Jack

AOL

#246 Mar 10, 2009
One other point to my above post. Do not write an email to the thief's address, as the thief requests that you do. The thief is pretty slick. He or she may not ask for your email address, but if you foolishly send the thief an email, your email address is no longer a secret to the thief.

Case in point: The thief asked me for my email address, 3 times. She finally stopped asking me when she saw that I wouldn't give it to her. So, she writes me again, on match.com . This time she asks me to send an email to her AOL address. Man, she must think I'm stupid.

I'm sure the "honest lady" is moving on to her next potential victim right now.

tango

United States

#247 Mar 20, 2009
Madelene wrote:
Hi i meet a guy on match.com . He looks good looking and all. He's a widow with a child from Londaon. And an engineer. He will send we emails everyday proclaiming his love for me. He will brag about his fortune in London. Told me he wants to meet up with me but he had to finished his contract in Africa. Hold and behold on the day he is suppose to arrive he email me to tell me that he was robbed and that his daughter got hurt. He didn't have any money to get back and ask if i could help him out. He wanted $3000 usd. I just want to warn all woman that there are people out there not just woman who cheat man but also man who cheat woman.
Thank you so much for you post I sounds like a guy I just started talking to. He in an engineer working on a contract bridge project in Africa. My father built bridges so I asked about the cranes boom, brand, and ton. He didn't know any and he was the bloody engineer!!! I have been thinking he was a fake now I know he is a fake, Thanks
cab

Orlando, FL

#248 Mar 22, 2009
I met a George Anderson on Yahoo Personals. His email address is ganderson066@yahoo.com. His phone number is +'two, seven, seven, one, one, six, six, two, three, three, nine.' His story: He’s working a contract job as a civil engineer in South Africa. He said he was a widower with a 16 year old son. He said he was French but inherited 2 homes in Auburndale, Florida. He even gave me the address of one of them. He was quite charming but I’m certainly no baby lamb. I started doing my research before he brought up the money thing. I checked out his 'inherited 2 houses' story on Polk County Property Appraiser and the address he gave me is owned by someone else. He said that he would be back in the US at the end of March. Then he started the “worried” thing and after pressing him he said that he couldn’t cash the check from his contract job until he got back to the US. He needed $10,000 to pay for the hotel and plane fare. Red flags abounding, I decided to throw out the bait and said that I “sure wish I could help him out but that would eat up almost all of my savings.” Of course he took the bait and I, obviously, realized this guy was a scamming loser. Sometimes when I'm online and I see that he is as well I'll IM him and mess with him (it's kind of fun actually). I try to appeal to his humanity, if at all possible, and let him know that his family would be horribly disappointed in him. I told him that if he truly is who he says he is then we would meet when he got back to the US but he 'has decided that would not be a gud (sic) thing anymore.' What a loser :-)
Match Scam

Houston, TX

#250 Mar 25, 2009
This was only after 1 week - I was waiting for this:

"Well, there will be a slight delay in the shipment of my goods but I will still have to leave come Sunday. I dont know what to do right now because I dont have any cash to pay for the warehouse my goods will be stored till then. I got into this situation because I am currently out of all cash & all I have left with me are money orders which I tried cashing at the banks here but the bank said it will take some few weeks for me to get cash due to the current financial crisis in the UK. I have been thinking about this since i got back in & trying to come up with a solution but there seems to be no way out of it at the moment. I really dont know if I can ask you for help because I dont want to be of any kind of burden on you but I will appreciate it if you can help me. All I am asking is a loan till I get back to Houston.
Its noon here & I am just here in the hotel room thinking of what to do. Well, its all been a sucessful trip until now & I am still focused & hope to get through this. I can only hope & pray you can help me. I promise to make it up to you,of course you know i need financial help here. I will be here waiting to hear back from you & thank you for listening to me. I guess you are having a wonderful day as i write to you now. Cares
Lynda"
Igotscammed

Jefferson City, MO

#251 Mar 28, 2009
Be careful with this! I have been singled out and targeted by nigerian scammers for lashing back. They have made my life a living hell and have been hit by dozens upon dozens of yahoo skype contacts with fake identities! Can't hardly tell anymore who are real people I'm talking to! Trick I finally learned, Google any strange phrases and anytime they start talking about their likes and interests, work histories, ect. Any time someone wants to talk don't offer any personal info about yourself, just ask them to start talking about themselves. You can pick up on them instantly!

These cut and paste scripts are taken right of profiles across the internet. It was almost impossible to decipher it because it fits right into the conversation fluently! It's as if you are really talking to a real guy/girl! Scary shit friend i have gone through hell from these bastards!
Les wrote:
Instead of getting annoyed at these scammers, why don't you try to get them back? When you are new to Internet dating and the like it is easy to fall for one of these scams. But when you wise up then why not have some fun and see if you scam them!! Do they deserve any respect at all from you? I think not. Anyway, check out these links about how to fight back!!!! Good luck...
http://www.419eater.com/
http://www.scamorama.com/
PAOLA

Mexico, Mexico

#253 Mar 30, 2009
Can you give me a photo of him?

I think I have him on my MATCH
Almost same story
Thanks,
Madelene wrote:
Hi i meet a guy on match.com . He looks good looking and all. He's a widow with a child from Londaon. And an engineer. He will send we emails everyday proclaiming his love for me. He will brag about his fortune in London. Told me he wants to meet up with me but he had to finished his contract in Africa. Hold and behold on the day he is suppose to arrive he email me to tell me that he was robbed and that his daughter got hurt. He didn't have any money to get back and ask if i could help him out. He wanted $3000 usd. I just want to warn all woman that there are people out there not just woman who cheat man but also man who cheat woman.
mirthaloreto

Bushkill, PA

#254 Apr 2, 2009
I have just been scammed on match.com
Be careful out there men, his name on the net was Carmil under 1012loveme address and he was found on match.com
and other is mark_andre2001@yahoo.com
simpleman3x

United States

#255 Apr 11, 2009
I was almost scammed too. by a june jones. claims shes with unicef. Don't be stupid. never send money too women on net. If you have, you are a idiot
EternalDaterJuli e

Sarasota, FL

#257 Apr 12, 2009
This is definitely a scam. Delete ;-)

J.
jaydub wrote:
hello,
i'm new to online dating and i just ran across a very curious girl. she sent me a message on match.com professing interest in me and how much she liked my profile. and she suggest i might email her to her yahoo address instead of through match.com .
after reading that initial match.com message, i tried clicking on her profile but it is unavailable (though her thumbnail pic still shows up in my "connections" page).
but i'm curious...her first message was very nice...the thumbnail looks good (from what i can see). so i email her yahoo address. we learn abit about eachother. she say she was born in the states. grew up in the UK. now resides in the same state as me in a city an hour or so away. she's modeling right now in nigeria...but is coming back home in one week. she plans to quit modeling.
we've exchanged 7-8 long emails in the last 2 weeks or so. and she's coming back home in one week. and wants to meet me when she gets back. no signs of typical scams...like mentions of money or tragedy or anything like that.
the thing that makes me suspicious is that her grammar is a bit off every once in a while...she's fallen for me far to quickly...she attributed some said things to me that i never said...one email contained a portion of stuff that was plagarized and used as her own...
what do you guys think? should i meet this person? or will that just wind me up in a body bag?
bill

Saudi Arabia

#258 Apr 13, 2009
you guys are fools i just meet someone so i think it real
Caretaker721

Indianapolis, IN

#259 Apr 13, 2009
Often, its a prelude to a phone scam. I just had one do this, and she said she was in Liverpool in route to Malaysia to buy gold dust for her upcoming jewelry business! I told her, wow - send me a link to your business with you there in action - love to see people in their day to day activities! No response for a while. Then - "Well, its not exactly set up yet, I have to buy the gold dust first!" lol! She kept wanting me to call her at this special UK number that was obviously going to forward through a huge phone fare. Don't do it!
Triedandfailed

Blackburn, UK

#260 Apr 14, 2009
You know ... I reckon we'd probably have more luck viewing forums like this looking for love rather than signing up with Match.com to pay them extortionate fees to play with the scammers :(
SLY

Toronto, Canada

#262 Apr 21, 2009
It happens to women too. I think it's disgusting. the worst part is when I brought it to the attention of Match. com they didn't seem to care. Nice eh ? I even asked for my money back ...of course they refused.
SLY

Toronto, Canada

#263 Apr 21, 2009
Oooops I forgot this as well. For anyone not sure they follow the same type of template. They have a tragedy in their lives such as the death of parents or a child. They have very successfull jobs that take them out of the country. They are models or engineerers. They post a nice pic but of course it's not them.They all seem to have yahoo email addresses. They fall in love with you in 5 emails or less. The profile is grammaticaly correct and all the spelling is as well but the subsequent emails are not. If you get a first email and it's really long explaining all of the above.........it's a scam. I suggest you report them and block/delete.
I have gotton to the point now where I reply on the first one to say. "just how stupid do you think we are ? I think you need to move on to your next vitem" Funny how you never hear from them after that.
dawn54

Bridgeport, CT

#264 Apr 23, 2009
I met so called William Esposito on Match.com . Within 2 days, he was expressing how much he likes me and eventually,(very soon after), he said he loved me. He said he worked as a civil engineer and right now he was in West Africa on an orphanage project. Claimed he would be back in Connecticut, USA when job is over by the beginning of May. Sent me photos of him and his son (14) yearls old. He claims he's divorced and wife left and never came back. Claimed he was born in Italy (father Italian) and left for the UK with his mom after father died. Mom was British so that's why they went there. Lived there til 5 years ago.
Well, as a few weeks passed by, we had constant connections via IM which he insisted on very soon after meeting. One day upon conversation, he told me he was robbed of thousands of dollars. Said he and his soon would starve and doesn't have money to pay hotel bill. He asked me for a few hundred dollars. I automatically realized it was a scam and called him on it. Be careful, soon after that, someone else contacted me from match.com with the same African connection, only a different story.
These scammers are very persuasive and try to lure you in with there charm, kindness, and devotion.
Don't fall for it!
Safe_Bet

United States

#265 Apr 23, 2009
I liked Match even though it has serious issues. I kept getting contacted by gorgeous Women who turned out to be Men! I would report the issue to the site, and it seemed that everyone knew there was a problem but didn't care. Also the site keeps profiles posted of people who have been gone for months even years to boost numbers. Good site but very deceitful.
Do The Same

United States

#266 May 4, 2009
As one said here use another e-mail account besides your personal one. Also give different information for that e-mail account like name, city, etc. Even make up a name. Don't use your own computer unless you can change your IP or have random IP. Use the library, coffe house, etc. computers instead. Then you can e-mail them back and forth all you want with protection and say that you are being very careful about meeting people online. Then before they a have a chance to ask for money you ask them for money. It will end the as the information will spread and you will be left alone. I did this with a hotmail account. I was nice like them and sent pics of a friend that is a local model. After about 4 e-mails they said they were in Africa. So on the next message before they had a chance to ask me for money I said I too was in Africa with the U.S. Military and needed some extra money. Never heard back from them or any others.
Scam

San Diego, CA

#267 May 10, 2009
This is a scam. She will tell you how much she loves you and then write you some poems. Eventually she will probably ask for your credit card number.
jaydub wrote:
hello,

i'm new to online dating and i just ran across a very curious girl. she sent me a message on match.com professing interest in me and how much she liked my profile. and she suggest i might email her to her yahoo address instead of through match.com .
after reading that initial match.com message, i tried clicking on her profile but it is unavailable (though her thumbnail pic still shows up in my "connections" page).
but i'm curious...her first message was very nice...the thumbnail looks good (from what i can see). so i email her yahoo address. we learn abit about eachother. she say she was born in the states. grew up in the UK. now resides in the same state as me in a city an hour or so away. she's modeling right now in nigeria...but is coming back home in one week. she plans to quit modeling.
we've exchanged 7-8 long emails in the last 2 weeks or so. and she's coming back home in one week. and wants to meet me when she gets back. no signs of typical scams...like mentions of money or tragedy or anything like that.
the thing that makes me suspicious is that her grammar is a bit off every once in a while...she's fallen for me far to quickly...she attributed some said things to me that i never said...one email contained a portion of stuff that was plagarized and used as her own...
what do you guys think? should i meet this person? or will that just wind me up in a body bag?
Ryan

Warwick, NY

#269 May 16, 2009
I would be careful, a percentage of people on online dating sites are scammers, they just want to get some of your information so they can sell it, I would recommend trying www.totallyfree-personals.com they have some good information on dating sites and should be able to point you in the right direction.
Have a good one and hope everything goes well!

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