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With education about scams, you have a far better likelihood but there is no 100% formula. Scammers try many different angles and who might not go for a love scam might go for an ebay scam or job scam or lotto scam. See "Other Types of African Scams" section with multiple examples. Their IPs show it´s the same clientele that does these love scams and believe us they get to know their "jobs" well. Someone who has paid in a love scam but now appears to wise up to that will then be specifically targeted with, say, a charity scam, asking for a quick WU donation for the Somalia people. The recipient of which is a lousy Lagos internet cafe boy who wants some new phones, and NOT the UN headquarters who had emailed you with a yahoo email address.
I have never fallen for a scammer, probably because I am not one to "fall" for anyone.
Florbella, that is the most valuable thing you have ever/will ever possess. And it's the only thing you have complete control over unless you give it away to the criminals. So glad you chose to keep it.I don't want to become a bitter person and I have so many good things in my life to let someone so evil change me to something bad!
Since yesterday I am a member of your community. I am still in contact with this person, supposedly an oil engineer, he tried all tricks to ask for money (sending to his agent by Western Union, I found out a nigerian, over a bank account under another name, cause no own account in the UK, only in the USA, now he wants me to transfer it under his name with Western Union again). I had been warned by a good girl-friend, God thanks. Except of a higher phone/internet bill and annyance of a very "good" friend, nothing happend. To this friend over 5 years I spoke in a letter about this scam, but I think, he will not understand. I`ve never heard of romance scam until october 2011, but I´m not unrealistic! I am a trained banker.As we've been talking so much lately about getting the word out, I'm interested in how many people those that were scammed confided in about it.
Well, thank you so much for your answer, tomorrow I`ll set everything on to your side. Since my partner died, Jnauary 1st, 2006, I stayed alone, was a worker during the whole week, so, the reason of all was only, there is somebody who has time for you and listening! My best friend just called me, didn`t understand at all, will come next weekend, so all will be fine again. He is a real engineer, "young sal", says everything, I`ll explain him the situation.Break up all contact you have with this person and feel free to post all his scam details in a new thread in White Males section
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