Yes I would agree this site really is fantastic, mainly of course in it's aims and professional way it goes about achieving them, but I'm sure I'm not alone in finding some of the threads a fascinating read in a car crash sort of way too:oops:
I did once actually get scammed myself to the tune of about £20, for a phone I dispatched to a man/woman in Ghana, they played me very well and were utterly charming and entertaining
, initially contacted me via person.com in 2007, I wasn't particularly looking for romance and she/he managed to get me on a bit of a guilt trip, what with having to constantly turn down offers of to marry me, bear me many healthy children and move to England and cook me good meals so in time I grow to look like a proper man ( I am a bit scrawny), I never received emails as all the correspondence was via IM, but I do have a few photo's which I could put up as they don't seem to be on your database, they're authentic shots of a (presumably) local girl rather than model shots etc. and were sent along with lots of photo's of Accra, I couldn't have gone there if I'd wanted to as I'm petrified of flying and anyway he/she was quite open about the fact they supported Arsenal.
A common theme running through a lot of the threads is people's struggle for closure and inability to let go, sadly I can see why many get drawn back in even when they know they've been scammed, your hard line on deletion of posts is both necessary and admirable. Of all the types of scammers I find the pro daters the most despicable, they're quite happy to see victims that they know love them and that they both profess to love and have met in the flesh, waste thousands of pounds just so that they can collect a percentage of this to fund their lifestyles.
Despite their veneer of respectability I would place them several rungs on the ladder below that of a good honest whore! It amazes me that the scammed still talk about these women in such positive tones “She is a nice girl”, no she's not she's just a damned good actress “nice” girls don't treat people like that!