Beware of On-Line Gay Love Scammers

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    Jun 12, 2014 1:30 AM GMT
    Have you been on a dating or social network site and been approached by a scammer? Three scammers have approached me in the past month.

    Scammers are on lots of meeting sites and social networks setting up fake profiles. They pose as attractive men claiming to be from the United States. The scammers weave stories of people working overseas, having no families; they present themselves as thoughtful, caring and loving individuals who are looking for their soul mates. The scammers are good at what they do; they ask lots of questions of the victim regarding what they want in their lives.

    The scammers then take the information and turn it into dreams-come-true for their victims. Scammers offer the words the victims want to hear.

    Once they have established a relationship, then the scamming begins. They make a plea for financial assistance. This can be for assistance in cashing a check that they are unable to cash themselves or asking for financial assistance to help them out of a difficulty.

    They keep asking for more assistance until the victim stops sending it.



    Here's how to spot a scammer:

    They fall in love with you almost immediately.

    The have a limited number of photographs.

    Do they claim to be from the US but working overseas; Nigeria Afghanistan, the UK. They are a long way from home.

    They are looking for someone they can trust.

    They stories don't add up.

    You are over 40 and they are decades younger.

    Their spelling, grammar and syntax is appalling. Their choice of words awkward and limited. English is obviously not their native language.

    They want you to get off the meeting website where they can easily be blocked and communicate with them directly by e-mail or Yahoo instant message.

    They ask for identifying information, your e-mail address, your phone number and your street address almost immediately.

    They are coming to visit you soon but a event prevents them from visiting.

    They have no close family or friend or business associates to turn to.

    They ask you to send money.





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    Jun 12, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    Scammers target older men because they assume older gay men are lonely and desperate for companionship. If a guy half your age and ridiculously good looking starts hitting on you, then it's safe to assume he's a scammer.

    Sure, there are genuine daddy chasers out there. But it's really a bad idea to pursue any romantic interest with a random person on the internet that isn't within reasonable driving distance.

    Also, beware of scammers posing as guys in the military. It's easy to cover up the distance aspect, by claiming to be stationed in a different country than yours.
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    Jun 12, 2014 1:44 AM GMT
    One of the scammers who approached me claimed to be in the US Army serving in Kabul. A Google search using the Yahoo e-mail address he provided revealed a history of (attempted-only I hope) scams.
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    Jun 12, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
    But I'm so lonely and he really listens and respects me--not just sex, a real relationship.
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    Jun 12, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
    The_Novice saidOne of the scammers who approached me claimed to be in the US Army serving in Kabul. A Google search using the Yahoo e-mail address he provided revealed a history of (attempted-only I hope) scams.

    Those guys are easy to spot. Often times they can't even get the uniform right. They say they're in the Marines or something. But when you look at their pic, it's the uniform from the Swedish Air Force or something. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 12, 2014 1:49 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidBut I'm so lonely and he really listens and respects me--not just sex, a real relationship.

    Well, if he doesn't ask for money. Then it's probably a lonely housewife looking for online companionship while her husband boozes it up at the bar every night.
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    Jun 12, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    This is a message I receiced recently



    Hi there,
    I have viewed your profile and i think you are very sexy and good looking. I believe we have a very bright future together.
    Write me at the following address:
    George W. Heiselmann 63697
    P.O.Box 7007
    Carson City, Nevada 89702
    If you take the time to write me a letter and send me a sexy photo then i know you are serious and so we can proceed to the next step and have a date.
    I am a retired millionaire who can financially take care of his partner and enjoy our exiting life together.
    I prefer to be a cather than a pitcher, with deep penetration if possible. I like pain. I can be a pitcher but i want to pls you, no matter how humiliating it may be to me as that is very important to me that you are satisfied.
    Waiting to hear form you
    Love,
    Sexy George kiss kiss
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    Jun 12, 2014 1:53 AM GMT
    It's shocking that anyone would send something that obvious.

    I'd be tempted to respond that I'm old and gay, not stupid.
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    Jun 12, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
    xrichx said... If a guy half your age and ridiculously good looking starts hitting on you, then it's safe to assume he's a scammer.

    ...
    Or he just really has great taste. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 12, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidBut I'm so lonely and he really listens and respects me--not just sex, a real relationship.

    Would it help if I sent you money handsome? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 12, 2014 3:13 AM GMT
    eb925guy said
    dustin_K_tx saidBut I'm so lonely and he really listens and respects me--not just sex, a real relationship.

    Would it help if I sent you money handsome? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    One: will the check clear this time?

    Two: You going to make me do that thing on cam again first?
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    Jun 12, 2014 12:40 PM GMT
    Well i can smell them a mile away!

    They usually have a picture of an American guy taken somewhere on the internet and also Army Personel? But they are from africa normally ghana nigeria gambia etc and the way to spot them is there english is shite!

    They always start off by saying "HELLO DEAR" which i would never use and ime sure most americans do not use ? Also they normally only have one photo and never have skype? So you cannot see them and i always reply "Oh please not another fake profile get a life " Funny i never get a reply?
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    Jun 12, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
    Many of the scammers are from African countries where obama has increased US foreign aid which is then used to finance the execution of gays by stoning.

    Brunei is another country where gays are trying to escape because of the Sultan's law to execute gays by stoning.

    If you go to the White House website, there is a video of obama proudly shaking the hand of and praising his "good friend", the murderous Sultan of Brunei. Here's the vid on youtube:

    http://youtu.be/eIRZUInNHxI
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    Jun 12, 2014 1:59 PM GMT
    The_Novice saidHave you been on a dating or social network site and been approached by a scammer? Three scammers have approached me in the past month.




    Hmmmm sounds to me like one of these guys got you good.
  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2014 2:19 PM GMT
    I think that I have had those on RJ. They never have a photo and the spelling is terrible.
  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2014 2:20 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidMany of the scammers are from African countries where obama has increased US foreign aid which is then used to finance the execution of gays by stoning.

    Brunei is another country where gays are trying to escape because of the Sultan's law to execute gays by stoning.

    If you go to the White House website, there is a video of obama proudly shaking the hand of and praising his "good friend", the murderous Sultan of Brunei. Here's the vid on youtube:

    http://youtu.be/eIRZUInNHxI


    I think it is funny (and a little scary) how you can turn almost every thread into an Obama issue.
  • MikeW

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    Jun 12, 2014 2:20 PM GMT
    The_Novice saidIt's shocking that anyone would send something that obvious.

    I'd be tempted to respond that I'm old and gay, not stupid.

    Why not? I have said exactly that. These days I don't even reply to their first foray.

    I agree that most are obvious by way of their language skills and their immediate declarations of romantic interest. icon_rolleyes.gif Some are slightly better than others but any that claim to be from the US can be tricked up very easily. Just ask them anything about slang or pop culture and they're clueless.

    I'm old but I'm neither desperate, lonely nor a fool.
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    Jun 12, 2014 2:22 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    mx5guynj saidMany of the scammers are from African countries where obama has increased US foreign aid which is then used to finance the execution of gays by stoning.

    Brunei is another country where gays are trying to escape because of the Sultan's law to execute gays by stoning.

    If you go to the White House website, there is a video of obama proudly shaking the hand of and praising his "good friend", the murderous Sultan of Brunei. Here's the vid on youtube:

    http://youtu.be/eIRZUInNHxI


    I think it is funny (and a little scary) how you can turn almost every thread into an Obama issue.

    It's what they're trained to do.
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    Jun 12, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx said
    eb925guy said
    dustin_K_tx saidBut I'm so lonely and he really listens and respects me--not just sex, a real relationship.

    Would it help if I sent you money handsome? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    One: will the check clear this time?

    Two: You going to make me do that thing on cam again first?

    Answer: Yes and of course! icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 12, 2014 2:57 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    mx5guynj saidMany of the scammers are from African countries where obama has increased US foreign aid which is then used to finance the execution of gays by stoning.
    I think it is funny (and a little scary) how you can turn almost every thread into an Obama issue.

    Yep, spot on! More scary than funny!
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    Jun 12, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidMany of the scammers are from African countries where obama has increased US foreign aid which is then used to finance the execution of gays by stoning.

    Brunei is another country where gays are trying to escape because of the Sultan's law to execute gays by stoning.

    If you go to the White House website, there is a video of obama proudly shaking the hand of and praising his "good friend", the murderous Sultan of Brunei. Here's the vid on youtube:

    http://youtu.be/eIRZUInNHxI


    What is with you and president obama? Did you make a pass at him and he turned you down? Do you want some of his big black cock and he refused to give you some?
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    Jun 12, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    I've had a few guys on this site with the same approach. I quickly block them.
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    Jun 12, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    Blondizgd said
    The_Novice saidHave you been on a dating or social network site and been approached by a scammer? Three scammers have approached me in the past month.




    Hmmmm sounds to me like one of these guys got you good.


    Thankfully, it's just been a lot of annoying attempts by these parasites. What struck me was the large number of suspect contacts I have received. It seems to be a popular scam.
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    Jun 12, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    Thanks for the advice! icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 12, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    Because of my age , i get one scammer at least once a week , and they aren't too difficult to pin-point ,money assistance , family problems , use of english translator and so on .
    I love to play their game , it is very entertaining , you should all try ..hahaha..
    Let make them believe , you are totally in-synch with them , and go on from there .. Then when they got the point , they leave you alone for good icon_smile.gif