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Postby Marisa » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:54 pm

if you recognize somebody already posted here (like "David Young") it would be helpful if you can add information over there, in the corresponding topic. The most valuable piece of such information would be the new email address and name he is currently using.
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Re: Thank You....

Postby Pinky » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:35 pm

Thanks Una for your kind words and appreciation. We don't do what we do for the recognition, but to know that someone not only 'gets it' but appreciates our work too, motivates us on to do even more.

Like you, I am single and have been on many dating sites. These scammers are a raging epidemic - a plague. The dating sites are torn between wanting to beef up their membership and thereby their rankings in net traffic, so they welcome the profiles from anywhere. Yet some of the dating site owners have the decency and integrity not to prostitute themselves to the scammers. Marisa here owns one such site called DatingNMore.com and that site was the beginnings of this site. She got tired of the scammers trying to put their fake profiles up on her site (they still try) so she took their profiles and posted them here. Thus began Romancescam.

The scammers are everywhere - even on the expensive and paid sites. There are many things that can be done to keep them out of the legitimate dating sites but as far as I know, none go to the extremes that Marisa does. Meanwhile we think it's more important that people are made aware of these scammers and how to detect them and protect themselves. Now that you know, please consider paying it forward and share this knowledge with anyone you might be in contact with, that might not know.

This is how the scammers will finally be put out of business.
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Postby TICKED OFF » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:32 am

Thank you Marisa. I did send his current name from Netlog. Tried my best but couldn't get the picture sent from his Netlog profile. I really tried but it didn't work for me. I have no other details on him. I had deleted all previous messages from other profile names he used including various e-mail addresses. He/they/the various gang members or whatever they were sent regular messages to me on Netlog none of which I have anymore.

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Postby TICKED OFF » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:42 am

Hello Pinky,

Thank you for that insightful reply. I'll do whatever I can to help out but I'm not computer savvy. Smiling... you could say totally helpless in the tech end of things.

I'm still dumfounded at the amazing work you folks are doing. What you are doing badly needed to rid dating sites of such low life and the hardships and trauma it's causing to these people. Money is one thing but the emotional upheaval it creates in their lives.

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Re: Thank You....

Postby Pinky » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:37 am

You don't need to be computer savvy, dear. The best thing to do is tell anyone you know that is single and online to watch out for romance scammers and never send money to someone they've never met face to face. Word of mouth spreads fast.
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Postby Lioness1 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:37 am

I'll do whatever I can to help out but I'm not computer savvy. Smiling... you could say totally helpless in the tech end of things.

Hello, dear "Una Gascoigne",

with interest I read your story and also your dear words of thanks. Since December 2011 I am here as a member, active since January 2012. I was not able, to post something the first time, I dreamed of headers..., but I had the wish, to bait too. I learned a lot here, especially with the use of the PC, also dealing victims. Pinky was and is my coach. Linguistically one can bring here, I`m German, but now I also look after the French section here. It gives me great pleasure to see them grow!

Maybe it would make you a pleasure too, to find here a little "volunteering" as me? I would gladly help you with any questions, etc., like all others on board too. You may contact me anytime. I am pleased.

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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby mdgposter » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:16 pm

Hello folks,
I have used Netlog off and on for about 5 years for various purposes. I just have never used it for catching / baiting scammers or even to target online dating. I signed up just yesterday to use to see what scammers mail me , and I did not finnish filling out my profile before I was getting Senegal scammer scripts as comments to my picture and in friend requests. Today I received a couple more. So it seems I will be contacted by scammers on Netlog on a consistant basis every day. I have yet to browse the membership or even start adding friends or blog posts or links or other means to getting my profile higher popularity ranking in the major search engines. I am amazed how fast I was contacted by scammers at Netlog.

So what did I do previously on Netlog? I used it for personal use, for blogging, for posting up links for my blogs. Even then when I used it for personal use, honestly, I was getting messages from scammers, I just ignored them. Sorry it was before I was doing scammer catching. I do not think Netlog's membership are all scammers, I do think there are some real people there. Only scammers are everywhere. I have communicated with people I trusted 100% on Netlog that I knew from other forums associated with my religious affiliation. So yes there are real people there but the vast majority I do not trust and like any other social network, scammers are every where.

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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby Marisa » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:06 pm

mdgposter, I am sorry, but I disagree with you. :disagree:

Netlog is the WORST site out there. It is a joke. It is a breeding ground for all scammers on the net. Of course, not EVERYBODY is a scammer on netlog, you shouldn't take it literally, there is no site on the Internet where everybody is a scammer. After all, we are on netlog, and we are not scammers. But the site is horrible. 5 years ago things could be different. Everything was different on the Internet 5 years ago.

I have male and female profile profile on netlog. Male profile, while it doesn't get any messages from real women is not hit that hard. Mostly Senegal. In order to get female mugus, you mostly gotta contact them first. But my 45 yo female profile is HORRIBLE. If I stay online, I get hit by scammers every minute. NO real men AT ALL.

If you are interested in dating, blogging or social networking, DO NOT register on netlog.

BTW, I merged another topic here, with discussion of netlog.
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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby mdgposter » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:59 pm

Hello folks,
ok I answered last post in private. Additionally I am finding I am being contacted by alot of cam girls on Netlog. They are not really scammers although some are swindling people's money. I choose not to deal with the cam girls. I will only communicate with folks that dress according to family rated style. The thing is some cam girls are not really girls at all. Some are males working an adult fee site pretending to be a female dater to lure you in to join their fee adult network. They get paid commissions every person that signs up under them. I think cam girls are pests. I will leave them for other people to deal with.

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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby Marisa » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:54 pm

If by "cam girls" you mean the profiles in my screenshot (all these with "anonymous proxy" as location, thousands of views and friends, and names typed in CAPS), I am sure those are generated by netlog itself, with links to adult sites. These requests are sent automatically by netlog, in bulk. They always come together at the same time. This is how netlog makes money - they are affiliated with porn sites. :sick:
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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby mdgposter » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:48 am

Hello Marisa,
Cam girls is just a general term. They have different agenda. Mostly I mean the daters who pretend to be daters but use various means to have you sign up for a fee adult site. Usually they want to go to messenger to do cam to cam or to have adult conversation and exchange adult pictures. Some want to exchange adult pictures through email. I find most have sexy pictures on their profile and some use picture of them looking through a camera. Some have links leading to adult fee sites right on their profile. This is what I mean by cam girl. There are many types of Cam girls. They are fake daters pretending to be daters.

I did not know that Netlog was associated with promoting adult stuff.

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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby merc » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:59 pm

Hi Guys,

I haven't been active here for a long time. I opened an account on Netlog......ay caramba!!! I retired from the scam baiting thing, but now I really consider beginning with it again. Scammers are all over, but from what I have seen on Netlog...I get a feeling of being overwhelmed by the amount of them. Every damn time I'm going there, I get PM's, friends’ requests. At the moment I only harassing them and playing with them.

The porn star Wifey is there..... :mrgreen:


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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby Marisa » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:29 am

Hi, nice to see you back!! :D

Sometimes I am even afraid to enter, because I cannot ignore them, as that's INFORMATION, but if I enter, I get suckered into all these endless messaging and the day is ruined, as I cannot do anything else but sit there and fight them with a stick. :lol:
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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby merc » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:55 am

Hi Marisa and all other members,

Yes, sometimes I feel like a lion tamer with a chair and a whip and saying "Back Off!!!" I want to ask if you guys are active in that scammer rich environment. Scamlog, ohh sorry, I mean Netlog is one of the worst social/dating sites I have ever seen, I hesitate to enter because of the scammer avalanche I know will hit me there, but they are entertaining sometimes. Btw, I was looking for the archive with all the pictures used by scammers, I couldn't find it here; so where is it? I have seen some old "friends" on Netlog, I recognize others, but cannot place them. If I have seen them here or somewhere else I don't remember.

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Re: NetLog is Full of Scammers

Postby Marisa » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:05 am

oh we removed it, t was sooo outdated, 80% of pics were not even used anymore. I just left a little gallery with most frequently used pics:
http://www.romancescam.com/album/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But since Google launched Google Image Search, there is no need of it anymore. Now all you have to do is right-click any picture on the Internet, search it in Google via browser extension, and if this pic is posted on RS, it will show you the topic where it is located. :)
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