Scammer Skypers?

  • booboolv

    Posts: 203

    Aug 23, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    I get this email on my RJ account that says, "Hello how are you doing my name is I deleted the name i am from the Gambia
    looking for good and honest friendship to make ]i am new to this site i hope we can become good and honest friendship to make who know what will eb happen
    do you have skpye
    you can add me i have cam I deleted the name
    i hope to hear from you soon"

    The preview pic is the "NO PHOTOS" image (of course), but I look at the profile anyway. He said he was new, so maybe he hadn't gotten any pics up yet.

    I see where he viewed me: 08/23/12. I see he lied about being "new to this site" since he's been a member since 01/21/11 and he hasn't updated his profile since then. His profile is absolutely blank.

    What is this guy after?
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    Aug 23, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    You can be recorded on skype. Be careful. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 23, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    No pic, no info profile from Gambia and already not being truthful in an email? Do not Skype with the guy. Block his profile and his emails will never reach you. I don't want to come across as seeming mean, but in this day and age people should recognize these scams from the start without having to ask.

    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1121.html
    "The U.S. Embassy has also been contacted by several victims of romantic Internet scams perpetrated in The Gambia. Generally, a U.S. citizen befriends someone or gets engaged to someone over the Internet. This person, who can claims to be a U.S. citizen or a Gambian citizen, eventually requests financial assistance from the U.S. citizen to help pay for urgent medical treatment, to tide him or her over after a recent robbery, or to pay some form of alleged exit tax or government fine. In the vast majority of cases, the person with whom the U.S. citizen has been corresponding is using a fake identity and is in no need of assistance. In general, U.S. citizens are advised not to send money to anyone they have not met in person."
  • booboolv

    Posts: 203

    Aug 23, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    meninlove said You can be recorded on skype. Be careful. icon_wink.gif


    True that! This was just weird. RJ should require something on a profile after some length of time. But that's just my opinion.