What brought you here?

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What brought you here?

Searched for romance scams in general.
22
27%
Searched for my scammer's email address.
18
22%
Searched for my scammer's name.
11
13%
Searched for my scammer's photo.
12
14%
Searched for my scammer's phone number.
2
2%
Heard about you on TV.
1
1%
Heard about you in newspaper/magazine.
0
No votes
Told about you by a friend/relative.
5
6%
Link on another site. If so, please let us know which one.
4
5%
Other. Please say which.
8
10%
 
Total votes : 83

What brought you here?

Postby wayne on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:59 pm

Out of interest, what is it that brought you all to this cool site?
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby FrumpyBB on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:10 pm

You, and KaKa. Or Pete. That one of the latter two who has a siggyline like "In my opinion, every bait should be posted on a public antiscam board like RS, too, this will not harm your bait." But mostly it was you.
Please try your best to block ALL your scammer´s still incoming messages and calls!

What is all this? => The FAQ

The scammers vs. Why is "he" still doing it?

Why is alerting the man in the pictures DANGEROUS?

Please click why confronting my scammer is terribly wrong :)

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Re: What brought you here?

Postby SlapHappy on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:28 pm

I was baited here by the two guys up above, and few others who will remain nameless. These guys were the main instigators. :)
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby Arabian Nights on Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:39 am

looking for truth to free my emotional and mental torment
following my gut instincts
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby wayne on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:47 am

I should add my own story as well. I was asked to come here by a forum member to offer up a second opinion on a scammer someone had posted. He's still here and posts on occasion, but is pretty busy these days with his own site called dragonladies.org that does the same thing we do, but specialises in Pinay scammers.
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby Loversberg on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:11 am

Arabian Nights wrote:looking for truth to free my emotional and mental torment
following my gut instincts



Agree on Arabian Nights.....
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby duckhunter on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:58 am

Someone I didn't know told me that she had just seen a program on tv that sounded just like the 'plight my bf was suffering'.
Help us keep scammers stupid Post his details here to warn others, then walk away without explanation. Confrontation alerts scammers & makes them change their identities...which makes all your hard work outdated. It messes with their minds if they don't know why you walked away.
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby minerva on Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:49 am

i know this site after i googling a word of SCAM, it hit to wikipedia than from the topic of romance scam lead me here :)
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby The Wild Geese on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:01 am

To verify my doubts. :(
Nothing wrong of being an Engr. as long as you are real. :-)
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby The Enchantress on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:53 am

The pre-Crimble spirit and the "brilliantly effective" dental plan lured/allured me.

I was taking a brief break from tomb-raiding, my butler, as is his wont, suggested broadening my repertoire.

Please excuse me - it appears those silly magazine interviewers have blundered/trespassed onto my estates - again!!!

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Re: What brought you here?

Postby IceFM on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:32 pm

Curiosity and Boredom brought me here in 2007. Before I was working "in the wild" for one year. I was never scammed before. So, to "work" here is for me just Fun and Entertainment.....when it helps other, its a good side effect.
I've learned to keep quiet on the Beginning and to learn here from the Best (Kaka; Marisa, Skeet, Gigs, Pete, PaddyFields and all the other from our famous "Submarine-Crew".
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby Lioness1 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:20 pm

I think it was a cross reference, when I made my complaint with IC3 center. A few days I "sneaked" on your webside around, like a cat, until I was convinced, that is it.

This post was hard to me (within 60 minutes!!), FrumpyBB and SlapHappy had their loving work with me! I already knew two months of the fraud attempt, nothing happened to me, it just turned for the better, if I`m honest.

I`m fine, and so does the motivation will also succeed many things. I am glad, being able to support others in helping victims.
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby Holly Louis on Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:46 pm

I googled How to recover from a romance scam.
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby periwinkleblue on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:22 am

I'm usually a person who tries to take the positives from something negative. So naturally, after being faked/scammed, I took a day or two to regroup my thoughts and redirect my anger. Decided to redirect it the most constructive way possible--to post on here about my Scammer.

I had originally found the site because I was trying to figure out what I needed to do to protect myself (I didn't want to do anything stupid) and a couple days later, I wrote about my encounter. Then I fell in love with this place because it is very helpful in calming the nerves of many who have been abruptly disappointed and even shamed.

It's been good therapy and I hope to turn my experience into something worthwhile so that I didn't suffer for nothing. "No pain, no gain" right? Plus, I'm a smarter gal now... knowing a bit more about email IP addresses, faking video chats, common habits of scammers, etc. I have always been a cautious girl but now I know what to look for thanks to RS. :applause:
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Re: What brought you here?

Postby dienstag on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:08 pm

As I were scammed, I googled the address of the "shipping company" and I found a blog about parcel scams with exactly this address. And there was the link to romance scam :)
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