Monday, September 21, 2009

UK Readers and Scam Victims PLEASE Sign This Petition!!

I recently came across a website that I wanted to share with you all. The owner of this site is working very hard to stop the scammers (and help the victims) and has a petition that can do just that. Western Union is one of the scammers main tools that they use to successfully con innocent people out of their money. Western Union refuses to give the victims the information they need like the address at which their money was collected. I urge anyone that is reading this and is a citizen of the UK to please sign this petition to help make the company more accountable and helpful to the victims of fraud. You can find the petition here : The Petition reads as follows: "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Ensure that Western Union and other payment service providers will inform Internet fraud victims of the address at which criminals collected their money.Internet fraud and associated junk mail flourish because Western Union and other payment service providers offer anonymity to fraud criminals. Western Union handles most Internet fraud transactions, but will refuse to give victims information about the agency office used by the criminals for cash collection. It is impossible for victims to obtain the information which would allow us to identify the agency offices concerned, publish details and to alert law enforcement agencies. It seems inconceivable that victims (who are paying customers of Western Union) should not be able to know the exact location of the offices used by the criminals to collect stolen funds. If action is not taken, Britain will remain a safe haven for fraud criminals - and more of them will seek to settle here.The Euro Payment Services Directive must soon become part of UK law, but it has nothing to say regarding transparency in the case of fraud conducted via Western Union and other payment service providers. Our government must act to protect the vulnerable." The website itself can be found here

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Getting Your Money Back and/or Your Scammer Arrested!

So many people who have been victims of sweetheart or Nigerian dating scams have asked us two main questions:
  1. How can I get my money back?
  2. How can I get my scammer thrown in jail?

There are reasons these scammers are so successful and never get punished. The first is jurisdiction.
A cop from New York can not go to Florida and arrest someone on the street. He is out of his jurisdiction. He is a cop in New York and in New York ONLY. So for a police officer in your state to take your case of a scammer living outside your state or in Nigeria is a problem. How can the officer investigate someone in Nigeria? Who is going to pay for him to go there, and would they even do it? Nope. Have you heard of someone murdering or raping someone in this country that fled to another country? Why do they flee to another country? Because it is hard to get then BACK into this country, and with some countries IMPOSSIBLE.

The second issue deals with where was the crime actually committed. In the USA or Nigeria? Yes you sent the money from the states but you sent it to Nigeria. So which is it? If it is decided it is Nigeria, then it is up to NIGERIAN law enforcement to prosecute, not the United States. (People in the UK are also big-time victims of the Nigerians as well.) So now you can see what you are up against when it comes to punishing your scammer.

The next is getting your money back. I wish more than anything there was an organization to help you, but so far I really haven't FOUND one that has shown results. If anyone reading this HAS gotten their money back with the aid of an organization please let me know. There are thousands of FAKE emails from FAKE organizations offering to help you, but they got your info from your scammer, to scam you AGAIN. The scammer has most likely already spent your money, so even if by some chance they were found, how would you get your money back? Wouldn't you have to sue them? How do you find a lawyer in Nigeria to take your case? Do you have to go to Nigeria? What if you go through all that, win, and the scammer has NOTHING to pay you back with?

Most of the scammers use internet cafes because they don't even have a computer or internet access. In this country you can sue people, win, and SOMETIMES you can get your money back, or some of it. Quite often, you DON'T (case in point - o.j. Simpson). I hate to say it, but the odds are not in your favor of getting your money returned to you. What you can do is stop the scammers by putting their email address, name, photos, and emails out there for others to find before THEY become victims as well. If at any time we can direct you to someone who really can help you, we will. For right now, we will create a list of things you CAN do.

Be Informed.  Know the Facts.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OMG - The Scammers are Now Using Obama's Name!

And now, just when you think it could not get any more ridiculous - the Nigerians are sending emails on behalf of Obama's Foundation (even though they are so stupid they did not realize The Obama Foundation just sounds better and more official..but whatever) to 'help' those who have been scammed by scammers. Hmmm, they must be running out of ideas.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM
Subject: Beneficiary

Greetings to you,

On behalf of the Obama's Foundation, we wish to notify you as a beneficiary of
$200,000,000 USD in compensation of scam victims.Do contact HSBC INTERNATIONAL
BANK, United Kingdom Branch for verification and release of your $200,000,000
USD that we have deposited with the HSBC BANK,UK.

The account log on will be presented to you by the bank in order to access the
funds before releasing into your nominated bank account. You will transfer the
funds into your nominated account on-line as the HSBC BANK,UK will provide the
necessary information to you. We have taken care of the cost of transfer
(C.O.T) and the VAT.Please if you are willing to accept the funds, do contact
the Managing Director of the HSBC BANK,UK with the following details: You are
to fill the appropriate form and submit to the bank.

[1] Full Names:________________
[2] Contact address______________________________
[3] Direct Telephone No: ________________
|4| Occupation : _________________________
[5] Age :_______________

Managing Director of the HSBC BANK,UK
Name: Mrs. Roseline Wood

Yours Faithfully,
Dr.Caravan Marvis

Be Informed.  Know the Facts.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Once you Respond to a Scammer They Email You Forever!!!!

Several weeks ago, I decided to respond to one of the stupid scammer emails just to screw with them, get them all hopeful and then WHAM-O... let them know they were duped. After sending that one email to them, I get at least one thing from them on a daily basis. So far:
  1. I have won the lottery

  2. Designated as the beneficiary of a doctor who died in a plane crash in 2003

  3. Asked to help some US soldiers removed stolen money from Iraq

  4. Asked by a dying man in Portugal to be his bride so I can help get the money away from his evil family (he even sent me photos of his coloscopy - so I got to see this inside the asshole of this asshole - I am sure they were stolen photos by the way)

  5. Contacted by an attorney to help transfer $8.5 billion of an Egyptian official who died in the EGYPTIAN AIRLINE 990 crash

  6. Contacted by the FBI

  7. Contacted by some women who told me to stop talking to 'her man who she was giving all her money to'

  8. Contacted by a businessman in Hong Kong for a business deal where they want to give me USD 19,500,000; Contacted by Nimaat Mohammed 27 years old from Zimbabwe whose mother was recently murdered in the countries elections who has $12,500,000 in diamonds and gold


  10. MRS. YOSHIKO ISHII in Japan wants me to go into business with her

  11. Mr Song Lile wants to transfer $19,500,000 out of his Hong Kong bank into MY bank account

  12. Mrs. Susan Derrick of New Braunfels, Texas to stop contacting those people because they were trying to steal from me to but contact Mr Scott Daniel instead, "who only charged $500 for the paper works to transfer your Fund into your account, instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction"

Only one of these was a 'dating' experience, the one where I got to see the photos of my 'true loves' rectum, but once they got my email address my in-box was flooded with emails coming in from Portugal, China, Japan, Uruguay, Columbia, Nicaragua, Spain and Texas; the funny thing though is that the IP addresses although they tried to mask it, were all coming from guess where? NIGERIA or The Ivory Coast. The point being, they are relentless in their quest to get some money, any money from the uninformed.

Instant Background Check

Thursday, September 10, 2009 : Scammer Central gives my MOM the boot but not the scammers!

TAGGED.COM has been brought to our attention numerous times because of the constant and consistent barrage of Nigerian scammers on their site. So many people have written in to us to share their experiences with TAGGED.COM and the scammers that fill their inboxes with emails in an attempt to establish a rapport. The Nigerian scammers have made TAGGED.COM a playground for themselves and use the site as the perfect place to meet their victims.

TAGGED.COM has reached a new low. My mother asked me to help her set up a TAGGED.COM account for her, and I did. I made her aware of the fact that there are many many Nigerian scammers on the website and she said she would be careful and if she got any suspicious emails she would let me know. This past weekend my mother returned from a cruise and decided to check her TAGGED.COM inbox while she was playing on her computer. She alerted me right away that there were 17 emails in her TAGGED.COM inbox and that they ALL looked suspicious. She told me how they pretty much were all from men under the age of 40 (she is over 50), they all looked like male models, and they all gave their yahoo messenger names wanting her to chat with them.

She said the emails were very similar to ones she had seen as scammer letters on my website. *DING*!! Scammer alerts! Suddenly out of no where she was bounced out of her account and when she went to log in the site said her account was canceled!!! TAGGED.COM gave my mother the boot but the scammer accounts were all still there!!

Can you believe this?

My mother is legit. She got HER account canceled. I was super pissed. My mom tried to write to TAGGED.COM to find out why she was given the heave-ho and found there was no way to do it without having an account!!! How could she write them if her account was canceled? She couldn't.

Well, I could. I set up a TAGGED.COM account immediately with my email address and wrote to them on her behalf. I explained the situation in detail and demanded an explanation or a re-instatement of her account. Two hours later TAGGED.COM requested an email sent to them from my mothers email account, which she did immediately. Guess what happened? NOTHING.

TAGGED.COM was given more then enough time to handle this matter, and they chose instead to do squat. My mother had an account for a very short time and other than one email every single person that contacted her was a scammer. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Whatever set off the alarm bells at TAGGED.COM to cancel her account is obviously not working properly, because it doesn't catch Nigerian scammers (or any other scammer) it catches my MOTHER instead.

If TAGGED.COM wants to become Nigerian scammer central, so be it. That is their choice. I for one choose not to use their service and warn everyone who does have a TAGGED.COM account to be very very cautious. If you want to internet date use an internet dating SITE (not that they are safe either necessarily) and avoid TAGGED.COM like the plague.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nigerian Scammer posing as American Soldier in Afghanistan

We received this today also from one of the visitors to our Dangers of Internet Dating website. Looks like they really like this 'newer' scamming tactic. Detailed below is the actual IM Yahoo session (the Nigerians like to use Yahoo for chat sessions with unsuspecting American ladies on the dating sites). This guy wants her to sent him $445 for some TS2 phone so he can call her and talk to her in person. Hmmmm...

This guy is telling me he is a Capt. in the Army over in Afganistan. And this is what he wanted me to do so we could talk on the phone.... I guess he never heard of Skype.

Christopher Phillips: this is the ts2 phoning service used by the troops
innocent woman: I have a sultry voice
Christopher Phillips: i was told it is a paid service...i can't wait to hear your voice in person
innocent woman: so will it still cost me at this end?
Christopher Phillips: bet you must have a sexy voice
innocent woman: it might since I dont have an international service
innocent woman: Ive been told I do .. but I have also passed as a guy before on the phone when I need to disguise it
innocent woman: lol
Christopher Phillips: i was told is $445 to get the service...No if the money for the service is a paid...i will be the one to call you
Christopher Phillips: so i wnt you to get this done for me boo
innocent woman: I sang in rock groups for years and I taught prisoners for the State of Florida and I would come home hoarse every day and messed up my vocal chords..
Christopher Phillips: are you there Honey???
Christopher Phillips: lol
innocent woman: Are you trying to telll me I have to pay $445?????????????????
Christopher Phillips: Yes for the Ts2 phoning service...that the amount it is been done
Christopher Phillips: i want you to do this so we can talk in person Honey...aia'm with the inf Batt afghan here
Christopher Phillips: Honey???
Christopher Phillips: u there
Christopher Phillips: where r you?
Christopher Phillips: come and talk to me Babe
Christopher Phillips: Kiss
Christopher Phillips: Angel

Information used with permission.

American Army Captain finds GOLD in Iraq - New Nigerian Scam

Well it appears the Nigerian Scammers have reach a new low by using American Army Captains as the bait for the email, that the receivers of those emails will more likely fall for it. I guess they think we will just fall for it since they are using the US Army as their new scam?

Well I had a little fun with this guy today, CAPT. EDWARD JONES [] who sent me the following email. I wrote him back and asked for a higher percentage and although he didn't like it and told me so, he agreed...after he checked with his ringleader. He is still sitting in his little lean-to shack internet cafe somewhere on the Ivory Coast, based on his IP address.. My comments in RED.

Dear Friend,

I am an American soldier, In foreign service with the Third infantry Division in Iraq, I and my superior moved part of discovered funds belonging to fleeing regime leaders in Iraq, the total amount is $50,000,000.00 US dollars.

This money is being kept safe in a secured location we would disclose to you later.You can go through this web link to understand events that took place in Iraq. oh very nice, they even included a link to the BBC web site and that article and site ARE legit, nice touch.

Basically, since we are in government service and we are not allowed to have or keep discovered looted funds around us, we have decided to look for someone to help us relocate and keep this funds for us, that is why I have contacted you, so that you can keep it for us in your safe account or custody untill we complete our foreign service in Iraq. really shitty spelling there Cap'n and by the way, don't you have to go to West Point to even be considered for an officer? and if you are a West Point graduate, WTF happened to your spelling and grammar?

You will take30%, while 70% will be for me and my partner.This business is confidential, and it should not be discussed with anyone. There is no risk involved whatsoever as it is only me and my partner that knows the present location of the money. I aked him for a 40/60 split and they agreed.. whoopty whoooo

If you are interested I will send you operational details, YOUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS, YOUR FULL NAMES,YOUR OCCUPATION, YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND FAX,YOUR MARITAL STATUS AND AGE. my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us.see now it sounds to me like he is saying he will send the operational details as well as all my personal data. yeah ok, again, West Point graduate? don't think so.

Can I trust you? To ensure confidentiality, when you receive this letter,kindly reply me via e-mail:signifying your interest including your phone and fax numbers for quick communication and also your physical locational address.

Yours Truely <---- you would think they might even use spell check to sound more intelligent?

Capt Edward Jones


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