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Since: 20.4.04
From: SAINT JOHN,NB,CANADA

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I'm not sure if I can post this here or not, so sorry if it doesn't belong here but I thought that I should warn you guys about scammers who use okcupid.com and other date sites.Let me start off by explaining my situation. I made a profile on okcupid.com since I heard about it from a thread in CRZ's World. A couple days later I recieved mail from olagirl123. She wanted me to email her. To make a long story short, "she" claimed to be Lucy Omimi but "she" is part of a scam.
The following link has an example of the scam. The homepage explains the scam and how to mess with the scammers.
http://419.bittenus.com/GloryJohnson/index.htm
In the example given the scammer uses the name Glory Johnson. The thing that happened to this guy also happened to me. Lucy Omimi claimed that her parents were murdered in cold blood by some rebels and she escaped to a nearby country, Dakar,Senegal and lives in a refugee camp. She always refered to me as "Dearest" or "Love", she never used my name. After a couple of Emails back and forth, she claimed that her father had deposited $6.5 millionUSD in the bank and it was to go to the next of kin, which is "her". But, the catch is that she wanted me to transfer the money into my bank account and send her some of the money to buy a plane ticket so she could come see me. The bank wouldn't allow her to claim the money because she is a refugee, so she needed a foreign partner to stand on her behalf. She told me to contact a transfer officer by the name of, Mr.Fred Goodwin. I did a little research on the internet and found out about their little scam. I sent "her" the website
explaining the scam, but I haven't recieved a reply back.
Here's a forum in german except for the scammers'quotes.
http://the-w.com/redirect/http://www.bakomgaller.se/forum/viewtopic.php?t=667&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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There are a whole bunch of places you can read up on "419" scams. Google "419 Nigeria" and if you're more interested in reading up on people who mess with THOSE people, add "James T. Kirk" to your search. :)



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Ottawa, Ontario

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.36
I've baited scammers before for kicks ...

I've used names like "Simon Dean" who pushes a revolutionary line of health products, and as a result is very wealthy ... "Reverend Phil Laak", a generous man who is in charge of the donation committee at "The Church Of The Hooded Brothers", along with his wife "Jennifer Tilly".

The point of baiting the scammers is to basically delay them as long as possible. I usually go the route of getting them to do something silly (like send me a ridiculous photograph of them holding up a sign that reads "Taking The Bait" or "God Bless Phil Laak"), and once they prove themselves, make them fill out paperwork (created in Microsoft Word, which they must PRINT OUT, fill out by hand, and send back scanned via e-mail) - and prepare to send them the payments they want via Western Union ... only to kill the person off, and make them start again with that person's assistant or wife or whatever.

I ran 5 scams before I grew tired of it .... My girlfriend's favorite scam was the one where I proclaimed that Brother Simon Dean died after botched Tommy John Surgery in order to cure his Cancer Of The Rotator Cuff. Dr. Jason Grimsley attempted to revive him with a shot of HGH, but it was too late, his Rotator Cuff collapsed and he passed away.

They're quite amusing for awhile, but a bit redundant. It's probably better off just to let them go.
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