They can use any photo they wish in their profile, and use all the appropriate words to come across as a wonderful catch.Their goal is your money, but by the time they get that, they have your heart also, so the loss is not just financial - it is usually a heartbreak as well!
Sadly however, there is a dark side to online dating.
THE SPAM VICTIM STRIKES BACK SCAMARELLA SCAMBAITER HAVEN SCAMBUSTER 419 SNATCHBEAST: THE LOVE OF AZEEZ SNOW AND SPAM TIMOTHY MILES' LOVE STORY WARM FUSION WHAT'S THE BLOODY POINT POINTERS FOR SCAM BAITERS (ongoing) 419 EATER ARTISTS AGAINST 419 ARNAQUE AU LOGEMENT/PARIS HOUSING SCAMWATCH ANTISPAM. This site is devoted to the '419' scam - named after Section 419 of the Nigerian Criminal Code. [Some people write back just to waste the scammers' time. Some say "I was almost fooled till I saw this site." A handful say "couldn't mine be 'real'? a phony investor SOMEONE'S LIFE IS ON THE LINE HERE - Lou receives a Lad's confession - surprising conversation with a scammer MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU II - Tossov senses a disturbance in the force - in Guangdong (updated) CASH ONLY - Raynaz vs phony Hong Kong banker YUSAPLONKA (EAST OF WOTTAWANKA) - from the Tossov archives, another Chinese manufacturer of random stuff SAVING CAPTAIN WHITE - Roscoe & Cammy White versus an imaginary orphan - now with extra lolcats!
DE DELPHI FAQ - scam chat transcripts FOREIGN OFFICE SPECIAL OPS DEPT 419 HELL JOE WEIN MES AMIS LES CYBER ARNAQUEURS NIGERIAN ANTI-SCAM NETWORK NOTTINGHAM: SCAMBAITING AND ME SCAMBAITER DEUTSCHLAND SCAM PATROL SCAMBAITING'S WORLD SIKKERHETSTJENESTE HEAR NO EVIL (deaf relay scams) WORDTRAVELS (forum, dating scams) This web site curates (hilariously unsuccessful) attempts at ADVANCE FEE FRAUD.[If you're already hip, skip to the scambaits] The sender claims to be a bureaucrat, banker or royal toadie, wanting to move vast sums into your hands, honestly or otherwise. Palms must be greased, imaginary legal documents must be acquired - with your money. eventually you get wise, and retire to lick your wounds. Most '419' e-mails come from West Africa, chiefly Nigeria, or Nigerian expatriates (who happily scam other Nigerians). That is scambaiting, and the raison d'être for Scamorama.] The 125 letters below introduce the literary genre of the Lads from Lagos. TROUBLE IN PARADISE - Lou Al S1ndor's 11-month bait, complete with conniving imaginary rival scammer BARGING IN - Tossov is invited to a conference! AMANDA RECKON WITH - from Rabbi Ben Zona's archives, Amanda the refugee STRAIGHT OUTTA EAST DOCKLANDS - OR NOT - Maryjane Bongresin vs. James (updated 8/26) CUSTOMER CARE - Rabbi Ben Zona hears from the U. TAKE IT ON FAITH - Nigel Ryan-Schama insists a scammer abandon his faith IMA NOTHER - Raynaz's friend was mugged and needs money to get home!
IAMBIC SCAMOMETER PITTSBURGH'S 419 LETTER WHICH NIGERIAN SPAMMER ARE YOU? Request for Urgent Business Relationship Son of Urgent Business Relationship Trust Fund for Alms and Ammunition We did over-inflate the contracts I am only trying my best not to be noticed by my government ... DO NOT ALLOW THE DEVIL STEAL YOUR JOY - Marty Mc Sorley, crooked attorney, vs. THE PAINFUL FACT or, Now You've Runed Everything - Goth supermodel Cammy White calls down the wrath of Freyja on a scammer - now with more jpegs! A MAN OF HIGHLY INTEGRITY - A moose stands betwen Nigel Ryan-Schama and a dead bank customer's riches I CAN KILL YOU IN SPIRIT - Lou Al S1nd0r's two-year joust with a fake ambassador! a scammer impersonating a science publication I ASK THAT WE SHOULD BURY THE HATCHET - Mal Reynolds vs one disposable Barrister after another IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE - scammer vs. Scammer poses as teacher from old school HAND HELPS THE HAND TO MAKE IT CLEANER - Olamide needs money for a 'metal cutting machine' to open a Trunk Box - a Mal Reynolds bait HOSTEL WITNESS - Tushie Meshuganah & the Orphan's Inheritance (update) SOME DAYS YA CAN'T GIVE MONEY AWAY - Alotta Fosters in a 7-week chat with Eucharia Castle TAKE IT ON FAITH II - Nigel Ryan-Schama's four-month anguished love affair with Loveth Hutu SOMEONE'S LIFE IS ON THE LINE HERE - Lou receives a Lad's confession - updated with chat!
419 HAIKU COMPETITION FLOOBLE SCAM RESPONSE GENERATOR 419 BAITER ADREIN JONES. and 120 others YOU'RE THE JOKER ROUND HERE - Mal Reynolds Skypes with a Dead Bank Customer banker NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE - Koala rancher Sheila Bundee returns! A PRIVATE DICK - from the archives - somehow lost & resurrected - the Lads vs a genito-urinary surgeon. PRETTY VACANT - Youra Nassol versus the Fake Job Scam - you can trust him - he's got a Ph D A BOLT FROM THE BLUE - Camilla Parker fends off a combo "Lottery/FBI/The Nigerian Government owes you money" scam A PLEADING OF ORPHANS - Mal Reynolds versus five Lads, with recorded phone calls! - a two-month bait from Alotta Fosters, wealthy koala rancher I HAVE TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR ME - Aesir-worshipping super-model Camille White chats with a phony priest A CASE OF PROBATE CANCER - a brief but tasty tidbit from Tushie INSERT SCAM HERE - Bro channels Vladimir Nabokov, saving up his pennies SMEAR IT ON - Brother Bro is too honest to accept a sudden windfall ALL ATRICLES ARE RECOMMENDED IN ACCONDERLY - The Lads come to Molokai! Retiree Lou Al S1ndor versus Lads on Acid (apparently) I DON'T LIKE IT TIMES TWO! (corrected link) PLEASE DON'T CALL ME AN IDIOT - Lou Al S1nd0r's crooked attorney battles with a scammer to rob Lou' GRUFFALO ROAM - secret agent Tossov vs. SAVING CAPTAIN WHITE - Roscoe & Cammy versus Imaginary Orphan - now with extra lolcats!