Thanks so much for joining us at AdatingNet.com. We're very glad to have you and hope to help you find your perfect match. Attached file is some images that are commonly used by scammers.
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These are not photos of the scammers themselves, but images they have stolen from the internet - from real people whose reputations are damaged daily by the thieves. For that reason, we ask that the photo(s) you use belong to you and are not copyrighted images taken from any other website or person. Users that post copyrighted photos from other sites will have their accounts disabled immediately upon discovery. If you see any of the photos below on Single123.com, please let us know immediately.
We would like to take a quick minute to remind you that you need to use any dating site in a safe manner. If somebody asks you for money or suggests a 'business partnership' with you, please read more about dating scams or internet scams using your favorite search engine. Some of the things to look out for include 'falling in love' within a few e-mails; being called to an international job and suddenly finding themselves "without funds"; being asked to wire money via Western Union or Money Gram for any reason; or being in a 'refugee camp' and having a large inheritance that needs "moved out of the country". Also *never* agree to be a 're-mailer' - one who receives merchandise & forwards it to another person or country. Generally that merchandise is purchased with stolen credit cards, and you would most likely be arrested as an accomplice to the theft. Most of the 'wire money' scams originate in Nigeria, but please do not think that everybody from Nigeria is a scammer. That is far from the truth. There are good and bad people in every culture - in every country. Please use common sense and be skeptical of everything. You must be responsible and protect yourself and your family.
Think about it. How hard is it to copy the picture of a wedding dress or wedding/engagement ring from the internet & insist that it has already been purchased in your size? If it 'sounds too good to be true' - or 'looks too good to be true' - it probably is. If they tell you that their first language is English, and their skills are sorely lacking - your 5 year old has a better command of the language - then you know there's something wrong.
There are many tools you can use to protect yourself. FireFox has a browser extension called 'who stole my picture' that can reveal photos in places you'd never expect to find them. Googles reverse image search is your friend. You can copy & paste a portion of an unusual or unique phrase in quotes into Google and search to see if it has been used elsewhere on the net. Many scam-fighting sites publish scammers letters in their entirety - and if you've been approached by a scammer, chances are their first few e-mails are just copied and pasted from files they keep for trying to lure a victim in. If that is the case, you'll find out with just a few clicks of your mouse, and save yourself a world of heartache and maybe even save yourself from financial ruin.
Be leery of people who want you to leave the dating site & move to chat or e-mail elsewhere. When you get such an e-mail outside of the Single123 system, click to see the full headers - and do a reverse IP search from the headers. There are websites where you can copy & paste those headers to see where your new love is really writing from.
And most importantly, NEVER send your bank account information or copies of your passport or state-issued identification to anybody. There is no legal or logical reason they could possibly need it (no matter how much they try to justify it). If they tell you that 'their attorney' is handling it, chances are the 'new' person you're communicating with is the scammers boss. The last thing you want is for them to have a copy of your ID. Maybe you think they can't do anything to your life, but they can use your ID to scam somebody else - or steal your identity for their own nefarious purposes.
Please don't say "but can't mine be real". Protect yourself and your family, and search for "your perfect match" safely.
If anybody approaches you for money, please let us know immediately. You will need to send a copy of the e-mail as well as full headers in order for us to take action. We are dedicated to trying to keep the Single123.com experience secure and a pleasure for you to use. With your help, we will continue to provide a place where you can meet the person you've been looking for.
Internet Dating Scams have been spreading widely lately. There are many singles become a victim of online dating scams. Many of these people don't even know they are scammed until it is too late when they lost money already. These internet scammers try to get money from singles at either paid or free dating sites. Most of these online dating scams tell innocent people about their sob stories like Father's death, lack of money, etc. The whole point is to get money from these innocent singles online. Most of them are from international countries and all they do is to scam money from people online. A scammer can work alone but he/she also works in a group of females and males. Online dating scams spend their time to create false profiles and post attractive photos through both paid and free singles sites. Sometimes they use their own photos but sometimes they use model's pictures to post online. When you interact or chat with someone online, it is not difficult to recognize whether they are dating scammers or not. They usually explain in detailed that they are living in another country and cannot afford travel expenses to come to your country for a visit. They have to gain your trust and affection so they can ask you to send them some money through postal or bank transfer.
Dating scammers are smart in getting your affection by telling their sob stories either by emails or chats. The most popular postal dating scams is the Nigerian 419 scam (Advanced Free Fraud or AFF). They live in African countries, including Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, etc. However, when they chat with you, they usually say they live in US, UK, Australia, etc. They have many different reasons to get your affection, including lack of money for education or travel, illness, education expense, and etc.
So, don't be fooled in being their victims. You have to fight them. Generally speaking, when you receive any email that ask for money, you should report to us immediately.
Please report to us immediately if you think any profile on our free dating site is one of such online dating scams as we mentioned above.
Here are some samples of dating email scam messages:
I know my mail will come as a surprise to you, however I have a proposal for you, My name is Ms blandine eba ngussan, from sierraleone, I got your contact when I was searching for a foreign Business partner on my search for honest and reliable person. My father is Dr. Abbed Johnson Lke, he was the former minister of works and housing in my country sierraleone. He was killed by the rebels during the renewed political Crisses in my country.
There was a contract awarded to my late father by (ECOWAS) to build houses and installation of telephone system in my country, it was during the process of the contract that the renewed political crises commenced. the tune of the contract was (US$64M)Sixty Four million United States Dollars.
My name is Panavee Plajan, the Chief International Relation Foreign Remittance Unit and the chief Auditor to my bank here in Thailand, Bangkok Branch.
I Have an Opportunity to the Sum of Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$8,500.000.00), to transfer into your bank account over there in your country or any account of your choice. I will provide the full details of this business transaction when once we know each other as business is with trust. You can contact me via my email address.....email@example.com.
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am Mrs Becky Benson an aging widow suffering from long time illness. I have some funds I inherited from my late husband, the sum of US$7.9,000,000.00 and I needed a very honest and God fearing Christian that will use the fund for God's work, I found your profile from the internet and decided to contact you. Please if you would be able to use the funds for the Lord's work,
My dear message. Here is my private email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
your Sister In Christ.
Mrs Becky Benson,
I am Mrs Nicole Marois and i have been suffering from ovarian cancer disease and the doctor says that i have just few days to leave. I am from (Paris) France but based in Africa Burkina Faso since eleven years as a business woman dealing with gold exportation before the death of my husband few years ago.further details get back to me via my private email address (email@example.com) since I have just few days to end my life as the doctor just confirm due to the ovarian cancer disease, hoping you will understand my point because i will be undergoing operation soonest.
Hello My Dear,
My name is nina koume from West Africa, Am 25yrs old female, single, I have decided to contact you after much thought considering the fact that we have not meet before, and I know that internet is not a good medium to trust people with a serious matter of this nature, but something tells me that you are honest and trustworthy person that I can confide in. Please I have this very important matter to discuss with you and I would like you to contact me direct via my email address thus: (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can communicate privately for security reasons.
My Dearest One! Greetings to you, I am miss Grace
I hope this mail will find a good and healthy and I hope it has partnered since
meet here for the first time, i saw profile at single123.com, which speaks well of you, I was struck and decide to communicate with you.
I like honesty, trust, love, caring, truth and respect
all these qualities in me, kindly reply me through my private e-mail
box (email@example.com), so that we can get to know each other better. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon, and then
i will send my pictures to you and continue to bless you.
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CONGRATULATIONS! Your Profile address has been awarded the single123 Star prize of ($2,500,000.00 USD) Two million Five Hundred Thousand United State Of America in the Annual Promotion, As single123 marks this year Anniversary. All winnings are to be kept discreet to avoid impersonation.
For claims, you are advice to contact Mrs Tina Through Her private Email firstname.lastname@example.org So that she will advice you on how you will recieve your wining prize for ur information dont reply back here in this site because if you reply here know body will reply you back so We Advice you to contact Mrs Tina Direct to her Private
I AM MRS,VICTORIA KIM, FROM NETHERLANDS A WIDOW TO LATE FRANK KIM, I AM 55 YEARS OLD, I AM A NEW CHRISTIAN CONVERT, SUFFERING FROM LONG TIME CANCER OF THE BREAST,FROM ALL INDICATION MY CONDITIONS IS REALLY DETERIORATING AND IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT I MAY NOT LIVE MORE THAN THREE MONTHS, ACCORDING TO MY DOCTORS, AND IN ALL INDICATION REGARDING TO MEDICAL ANALYSIS, THIS IS BECAUSE THE CANCER STAGE HAS GOTTEN TO A VERY BAD STAGE THAT NO HOPE FOR ME TO BE A LIVING PERSON AGAIN, KINDLY CONTACT ME HERE FOR MORE EXPLANATION. email@example.com
This is to inform you of the result of the draw of our new year SWEEPSTAKES lottery Int'2013, Your http://www.single123.com/, your Profile and user name has emerged one of the winner in this program and you have awarded for a out prize of $390,970.01USDA.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.CONTACT OUR SORTING DEPARTMENT VIA THE EMAIL INFORMATION BELOW,
Please Contact our promotion coordinator now with your winning No:GF 09-27-65-88-65-99 and Reference No:EG/2551256054 / 12 for more details and claim via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greetings to you and your household, how are you doing? I know we have never met before but looking at your profile gives me a good reasoni and confidential trust to contact you, I am writing this mail to you with heavy tears In my eyes and great sorrow in my heart because the poor children in the world and my health condition, but My aim of writing to you is to share my worries with you, and i want to set out a plan to help the poor children AND orphanage home with whatever i left in my bank account before i undergo my surgery in three weeks time, please if you are willing to help me set out this plan which you will benefit a lot from too, please do get back to me on my private email (email@example.com) Have a nice day Ms.Adira Farah
Hello dear, how are you doing with your family and work, however i want you to know that i am contacting you in good faith and respect.
My name Savanna E. Malendoski 31 years old single mother and US Marines 2nd Batallion, 1st Marines Regiment member, Female Engagement Team.
Am presently in Afghanistan with my team, please understand that i contact you because i need your help in a business transaction which i will wait for your email address so i can message you in details concerning this deal i want to offer you.
Based on your account profile, The World Human Right Organization has awarded you the total sum of Two Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars,in the 2013 End Yea Award profile promotion.
Here is your winning verification No: (WH436/111/676RO).
However,You are advised to contact the protocol manager Dr. Adrina Barmithon for claims.
Mr. Mark Harison.
WOW!! Thank God i finally contacted you.. I have been looking at your profile for hours and had to register so as to contact you. You really looks Good and younger than your age. I admit the fast that you are adorable!!.. why are you still single? I would like to know more about you if you dont mind. You can reach me directly and tell me more about yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also chat with me directly online via yahoo anitacole36 make sure you get back to me on my yahoo so i can sending you my pics ok cos am getting my profile of now i join this site just cause of you so make sure you get back to me on my personal mail at yahoo am waiting to hear from you soon bye for now. email@example.com
14) Dear Beloved,
It is by the grace of God that I write you, having known the truth,I had no choice than to do what is lawful and just in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God & His Mercies and glory upon my life. I am Mrs.Mary David, the wife of Mr. Euzrus David citizens of the France. My husband worked with the Chevron/Texaco in Russia for twenty years before he died in the year 2007. My husband until his death was a very hard working man with so much love for people in need. When my late husband was alive he
deposited the sum of $ 4.5 Million US ( Four Million Five Hundred Thousand US) in a Financial House in ( Togo ).
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