Thursday, October 7, 2010

HOW TO TRACE A SCAMMER / FRAUD!

HOW TO TRACE A SCAMMER / FRAUD!
Attention: ONLINE DATING SITES/FACEBOOK/TAGGED/SOCIAL WEBSITES/EBAY/AUCTION SITES - THIS IS A SHORT-CUT!

The Nigerian 419 Scam is fairly new to the Asian countries thus they are able to get tons of money scamming Asian woman that are less expose how to trace scammer location and identity.


NIGERIAN SCAM SEARCH: http://www.romancescam.com/forum/portal.php

ASIAN SCAM SEARCH: http://www.dragonladies.org/

READ THIS SCAM STORIES TO BEGIN:
Watch this scammer video!


http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&playlist=36284642&pt=1&i=3&videoid=61762397

I have recently been scammed by a Nigerian man posing as a white Hispanic man. He said his name is Kevin Moore. I have lost $40,000 US dollars. Please leave comments below, here is a photo of the man he said he was.

Unfortunately I found this site a little bit to late, after lose over 2000€!
 http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=31735

This SOB refuses to send emails and very suspicious! So I have tried simultaneous baits to see his stories and bingo! major BS, major discrepancies!


Types of Scams
Some of the typical scams taking place include the following.
  • "Charity" scam: Some scammers will try to appeal to your sense of generosity by saying they need funding to help with their ministry, money for food or urgent operation, help getting out of their country, this new approach the scammers are using to target Christians.
  • Love scam: Some scammers are a little tougher to find. They will express their deep love for you (even though they've never met you) and will soon discuss wanting to meet you in person. They will often say they've singled out your profile. More often than not the letter looks like it's generic (ie. a form letter designed for anyone). If it's a man, he'll be vague about his profession but will almost always mention that he travels extensively. It may take two to three letters, but he'll likely mention Nigeria (or just "West Africa"), South Africa or Malaysia.
    If it's a woman she'll likely mention Nigeria, Ghana (or just "West Africa"), Russia or Ukraine. The next step is to get you to send them money for some dire cause (mother is sick and needs an operation; can't pay a bill; stuck in a hotel with no money; need money desperately to save a business deal, etc.). Likewise, they may claim they wish to meet you and need you to purchase a plane ticket so they can visit you. This is very common request for Russian scammers. They will often mention that "age is just a number" or "distance is no barrier to love". Scams from female profiles often target members 15-40 years their senior; scams from male profiles tend to target women 50+
  • Money Order scam: The scammer asks for your help in cashing money orders, while you 'reimburse' them by sending cash via Western Union. The victim soon finds out the money orders are fake but has already sent the 'reimbursement' via Western Union.
  • Million Dollar Scam: If you receive a message asking for your help in distributing millions of dollars from someone who has never met you or had any prior contact with you, rest assured it's a scam. The person sending the information to you does not know who you are and doesn't care. They likely live in Nigeria or Malaysia and are looking for people who are gullible enough to think they can make several million dollars in a single transaction with someone they have never met.
Other signs to look out for:
  • Asking you to contact them outside the dating site immediately, asking for your YM contacts, long sweet emails with flowery words from poetry book.
  • Frequently using words like "baby" and "dear"
  • Those professing their love for you, even during their first contact
  • Poor grammar
ONCE WE ARE SCAMMED WE DO RESEARCH IT IS TOO LATE!
AVOID MONEY LOSS, BROKEN HEART, EMOTIONAL TURMOIL,
and most important
OUR SAFETY.

We hope this site will save someone life, money and serves as PRE-WARNING TO ALL ONLINE DATING MEMBERS before they venture into online dating in various site. Nigerian scammers will use white western man photo, fake ID, fake webcam, fake lawyer’s letter, fake courier letter or pretend to be opposite sex. You cannot escape once you are targeted as they will send many ID's to keep greeting you and in communication with you, constantly chatting you up, preying on you because they know you are lonely, looking for love, ready for new relationship, financially independent, FEAR GOD, (Regardless what religion you believe in, most Nigerian scammers are Christian, making Christian woman their favorite victims).

This blog is dedicated to members not familiar or good with the Internet and new to the dating sites.

BE SMART, BE CAUTIOUS, DON'T TRUST YOUR HEART, TRUST YOUR
INVESTIGATION!

 
Remember: PLEASE CHANGE YOUR entire EMAIL AND YM password once you think they are in their contact list. Go to your all your emails CONTACTS AND REMOVE THEIR ID or emails.

Scammers are internationally linked and they are IT based. They monitor all your emails,YM and your reporting. Your safety is your priority! If you have a virus attacked in your YM then your email has been HACKED.

1) HOW TO TRACE SCAMMERS IP ADDRESS

Example : yahoo email, open you inbox, right click on the email, scroll down the box to "VIEW FULL HEADER", click on it and a box with all the IP Address appears.
Highlight entire box words, copy and paste to the below website

Copy and Paste all the info and paste it the below website.


COPY PASTE ENTIRE ADDRESS HERE:
http://headertool.apelord.com/

LAST IP ADDRESS BELONGS TO YOUR SENDER.


Warning: Any IP ADDRESS NIGERIA, CHANGE YOUR EMAIL/YM PASSWORD, block thier message it may contain virus or if the IP is from your own country for sure it is a SCAM when he claims to be overseas- right!

For other emails please check out this website for the instructions:
http://whatismyipaddress.com/find-headers


2) CHECK YOUR SCAMMERS IP ADDRESS
Key in your sender IP Address on the below website under 419 databases:

http://www.nextwebsecurity.com/LocationTools.asp


other IP Site reference:
http://www.ipaddress.com/ip_lookup/

CHECK THIER YM STATUS - this site is useful to inform you if your date is telling the truth when he say he is going to bed,work,travelling,etc, just type their YM ID and you are able to check if they are telling the truth......
http://detectinvisible.com/

the above is to check if the scammers cheat about their whereabouts and online time. Example if the man claim he is going to work and going to offline the above will indicate if he is INVISIBLE or ONLINE.

http://www.invisible.ir/
http://www.romancescam.com/check.htm

WEBCAM IS FAKE! SCAMMER PUT FAKE VIDEO, BE SMART ASK PERSON ON CAM TO DO SOME MOVEMENT WHILE YOU CHAT E.G REMOVE GLASSES, TOUCH YOUR HAIR, SHOW ME YOUR SWEET SMILE, ETC.....

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&playlist=36284642&pt=1&i=1&videoid=100487893

FAKE PASSPORT, FAKE ID, HOW TO CHECK FAKES!
3) CHECK YOUR SCAMMER CHATTING STYLE & MOTIVES

http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=7647

They chat using almost same style and language :
Sentence to watch out for :
-am doing fine (the I will be left out or I'm)
-take care of yourself for me,
-your wish is my command,
-bye for now,
-love you till the last drop of my blood
-talk to me pls (their pls is always end of sentence)
-am god fearing, swear by god words, curse themselves (most christian wont do that cos we know what god will do to us), will not hesistate to use words from the bible or quote stories from bible to get the money,

-where is my kids, how are my kids, notice they will immediately treat your kids as thier kids to gain trust and sympathy
- you will be praise for your kindness,hard work and promise to be with you to help you raise your kids,take you go on holidays and marry you ......MAKE ALL YOUR SUFFERINGS ENDS.... words paints a thousand words and that is what they are trained to do....PAINT A NICE HAPPY WONDERFUL PICTURE so you can trust and fall in love with them! They use lovable  nick names e.g - hey BABY, SWEETIE, SWEETHEART, pls my Queen, my ANGEL, lots of nice names calling.

They write wonderful love emails, talks about the future with you, holidays, gives you hope, give you a vision of happy marriage and family, they loves kids, they care so much about your kids, they want you to have kids with them, MONEY IS NEVER AN ISSUE because they are professional with good job and income, , they have no problem relocating as long you say the magic words - I LOVE YOU! this is their password to scam you!

They are good actors better than those HOLLYWOOD superstars. They have the power to make you feel so loved, so needed, so trusted, so protected, so sexy, so beautiful, so important, like a god send ANGEL!

Once you say -I LOVE YOU too! then it is a victory win on the scammer side......it is like A BIG GAME OF SHOOTING DUCK, we are the ducks!



PLEASE DO THIS SELF CHECK :
http://www.romancescam.com/cgi-bin/scamtest.cgi?areyoutalkingtoanigerianscammer

For other reference please go to :
 http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=75

Scammers often will persuade you to do WEB CAM SEX or NUDE Photo so you won't file police reports or any type of reporting. SAY NO at all time.

4) CHECK SCAMMER PHOTO, REPORTS & SAD STORIES

We advised you take a few minutes to check out this website and read some of the scammer stories, the money loss, the blackmail,  THE ULTIMATE ONLINE DATING TRUTH.....read as much stories possible so you are able to see the WARNING SIGNS and scammers tricks.....KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS....

http://www.romancescam.com/album/index.php?cat=6
http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26078
http://www.romancescam.com/blog/index.php?page=about
http://romancescams.org/DealingwiththeDangers.html
http://album.romancescams.info/GalleryThumbnails.aspx?gallery=63286
http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/columns/industry/2008/onlinedatingscams.html
http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5777

This site been reported with Nigerian scammers : http://www.dating.com.my%20/http://www.dateinasia.com/

5) GET RID OF SCAMMERS!
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Change all your emails, YM password.
Go to your emails contacts and delete, go to BLOCK SENDER and add their emails addresses.
Yahoo email: go to OPTION, then SPAM look under blocked emails, block your scammer.
YM: got to preference, go to IGNORE LIST, add your scammer ID
Change emails, YM user


"IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET MY SCAMMER ARRESTED?” This is hardly ever possible. Scammers usually operate from Internet cafes, using fake identities and anonymous cell phone numbers. Like all online criminals, they can hide extremely well. Plus, they often live in corrupt societies.
You can, and should of course, file a police report, but normally our local police has no jurisdictions in other continents.


"HOW CAN I FIND THE REAL PERSON IN THE PHOTOS TO LET THEM KNOW THAT SCAMMERS ARE ABUSING THEIR PICTURES?” Unless their real details show up by putting their photo into Tin eye, or they're already on the forum then there's no way to track them down. Even if you find someone else using the photos, they may be a scammer too using the same stolen photos.

"CAN I GET MY MONEY BACK?"
Cash wire transfers are never retrievable at all we're afraid. This is why scammers prefer this method. It’s anonymous too, and can also be picked up at any outlet world-wide no matter where the scammer claims to be.

"SOMEONE EMAILED ME AND TOLD ME I CAN GET MY MONEY BACK."This is what's called a recovery scam. It's the scammer trying one last go at taking even more money from you. Don't fall for it.


"HELP! MY SCAMMER IS THREATENING ME/MY FAMILY!"If a scammer does find out that he's posted here, then he'll try everything he can to get the report removed. All his threats are nothing but empty words. He's not going to hunt you down. He's not going to fly to your country. He's not even going to leave the safety and anonymity of his Internet cafe. He may make a few threatening phone calls to you, but once he realizes he's not getting anywhere then he'll give up and move on to his next "meal ticket".


http://romancescams.org/Blackmail.html

Warning: Malaysian woman on dating site, your country is now widely known as Nigerian scammers to do their scamming activities from cybercaf├ęs. Please check all IP Address and trust your investigation example :

White western man from UK , IP Address: Negeri Sembilan/Selangor

The Nigerians in Malaysia are quite sophisticated. Unlike their Nigerian-based buddies, they have a lot of time on their hands, nice laptops at home (and not some filthy Internet cafes), they are more smart and educated, and have more money. They have ability to do a good Photoshop job and open fake websites.

Important please read this site : http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=31524


Some advise :
1) Ask your dates to email more than YM chat to enable you to check his IP Address
2) Scammers work in a group and with lots of patience. They will send few scammers to surrounds you and they can chat with you for couple of months up to 8 months of courtship before they scam you. They have all the time in the world to make you fall in love with them. Don't let your guard down!
3) Always ask in depth questions about their job, life, childhood, student’s days, and their education and if they always shift the topic back to you, mean they are detouring the details; occasionally they will get offended and make you scared to ask further.
4) If you suspect he is a scammer just gently bid farewell and do not ever response to his chat invite.
5) Best do not go online dating unless you are truly lonely, bored and RICH! Because on the average of 10 men enquiries maybe 8 is scammers..... When your guards are down they will make the hit on you....

No matter how many warning or newspaper reports of scammers they still rake in MILLIONS and dating site is a huge database with lots of yummy victims.....WE ARE LIKE A NICE JUICY PIECE OF STEAK!

DO FORWARD THIS BLOG SITE TO FRIENDS & FAMILY!
THIS IS AN INFORMATIVE BLOG AND REQUIRES NO FEEDBACK!
 

The last IP ADDRESS shown belongs to your sender. The IP Address is the actual location where your sender is sending the email and most scammers will send 1st few emails from states,uk, till they gain your trust, then the emails will en route back to Nigeria. You have to constant checked your dream guy IP Address. You can use this to track your husband or friends as well.

THREATS BY SCAMMERS

What to do when you are receiving harmful threats from scammers by phone call, letter, or email

Threats from Nigerian-style scammers have become commonplace.  Their threats can range from a warning that if you do not send them money they will report you to the FBI and/or Secret Service, to threats on your life or the lives of your children.
The threats can be terrifying in their intensity and must be successful or the scammers wouldn't keep doing it to extort money from their victims.

Assassination threats, "I've been hired to kill you."  No one has been hired to kill you.  This common scam email is a blatant attempt at extortion and it's working; extortion emails are on the increase.  The emails are written by Nigerian-style scammers sitting at their computers with a form letter which they send out to thousands of people around the world. 
A file cannot be opened without evidence of a crime, and the only ‘tip’ the scammer can provide is to accuse you of his own criminal activities.  Should any authority investigate they will not find the type of evidence required to back up the tip. 
Conclusion: The threat of reporting you to the authorities is an empty threat.  Ignore it.
What to do:
  1. The fastest way to get rid of threatening phone calls is to get yourself a whistle, a plastic one from a discount toy store will do, and blow it loudly into the telephone.  The calls will stop immediately.
  2. Please do not alter your entire life because of the threats; remember that so long as you refuse to send any money or any more money, they will go away.  You are useless to them and of no importance whatsoever to them if they cannot get any money out of you.
  3. Do not bother telling the scammers, either by phone or email, that you have reported them to the authorities.  They simply don't care.  This will not make them stop contacting you.  They will continue to contact you so long as you are responsive.  STOP talking to them and stop writing to them.  Keep in mind that every time you open one of their emails they know about it because they get a notice stating that their letter has been opened (email receipt), and you are also opening your hard drive to them.
  4. Go back to #1: Blowing that whistle in their ear will make you feel very, very good.
Threats of physical violence

This type of threat can freeze you in your tracks.  Usually delivered by telephone, the voice is crude and obscene, filled with imminent danger, and the words are heavily sprinkled with foul language.  Those delivered by email are disgusting in the extreme.

Do not be an alarmist; this will not get you the attention you need.  Be serious, calm, and firm: If you call the FBI, they will may refer you to your local law enforcement but call them anyway. 

You can record the phone calls and make a copy of the tape, or print out the emails and take the tape or printed emails down to your local law enforcement office to get the threats on record. 
To do this, tell them you want to file a "General Report" unless they suggest a different type of report.  Please do not expect the officers to mount surveillance for your protection.  Surveillance is very expensive both in dollars and manpower.  Local law enforcement knows that the likelihood of Nigerian threats being carried out is very, very slim while crimes perpetrated by local individuals is a certainty.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family: It's always better to be safe than sorry when faced with threats of physical violence (see above).
  1. A little paranoia is a good thing but keep it in check.  If you become too emotional, you're no good to yourself or anyone else.
  2. Avoid being home alone.
  3. Make sure there are always lights on somewhere in your house.
• Buy timer switches at the hardware store.
• Set them so that your lights go on and off in different parts of your house at different times, and so that the radio comes on and goes off, same with the television.   Be unpredictable.
  1. Change your routine wherever possible - do not be predictable.
  2. Keep your doors and windows locked.  Do not open your door to anyone you do not know and whose voice you cannot easily recognize through the door.  If opening your door is an automatic reaction, stop it.  You DO NOT have to open your door to anyone.  Do not assume you know who is on the other side, or that it is ever safe.
• If someone says they are the police or the FBI, and you have a peephole or other means of seeing outside, have them hold up their badge where you can clearly read it.  Take your time.
• If you do not have a peephole or other means of seeing outside, ask them what office they are from, call information to get the phone number for that office (do not use a phone number they give you), then call to verify.
• Use the same precautions with deliveries, repairmen, everyone.
  1. Scout alternate your routes to and from the store, the bank, the office, etc.  Be unpredictable.
     
  2. If you have children, make sure they are not left outside unsupervised.
• If they are driven to activities, make sure that whoever is dropping them off walks into the facility and checks in with the attending adult who has been made aware of the situation in advance.
• If they are to be picked up, whoever is picking them should arrive early, enter the facility, check in with the attending adult, and walk the children to the car.
  1. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.  This is a bit of a hassle at first, but after a while you will become accustomed to noting who is in your vicinity and what they are doing.  If you notice anything that gives you pause, go into the nearest building and wait.  Exit by a different door if possible.  Be unpredictable.
  2. Do not park far from any building.  If you cannot find a parking space that is close to the building, wait.  Drive around for a while.  When you go back to your car, see if you can find someone to escort you.  If you cannot find someone to escort you, hold your car door key in your hand ready to insert into the lock.  Walk firmly and quickly to your car, open the door, get in and immediately lock the doors.  This is a good practice for all women regardless of whether or not there has been a threat.
  3. At night, keep your shades drawn.
What's really going on:  It's important that you understand that scammers are in the business of making money from their victims - not in the business of spending money on them when there is no possible profit.  Yes, it's true: one occasionally reads of a scam victim being killed by a fraudster; however, it is extremely rare and occurs when there is a long-term close, personal, face-to-face relationship between the scammer and his or her victim.  That is not the case in the variety of scams we are discussing here.

Sending a fraud ring member or hired goon to beat up or kill an uncooperative scam victim is very expensive.  The costs are twofold: 1. The travel and job expenses; and 2. The risk of exposure to and arrest by local law enforcement.

Remember I said that scammers are in the business of making money, not spending money on uncooperative victims.  "Uncooperative" is the key word.  While a determined scammer may try to squeeze more money out of a victim by using threats, if none is forthcoming they move on to their other targets.

As for the risk of exposure to local law enforcement, financial scams do not carry the same weight as violent crimes.  Once scammers begin resorting to violent crimes, they will be hunted down by international law enforcement with vigor.  This is not what the scammers want.  They are quite happy with their low profile, which is far more profitable. 

Help Fraud Aid report to law enforcement: If you have received or are receiving threatening emails, please FORWARD them to Fraud Aid following the instructions you will find here: www.fraudaid.com/find_headers.htm.  The emails will be entered into our research database.
Most threat emails are form letters.  Some have been slightly altered, but they are all sent out by the thousands.  Common variations may be entered into our online database, but not until all recipient information has been removed.  Your personal information is never compromised.
We never post threat emails that are obscene or very personal.  We send those directly to law enforcement.
If we have the time a Source Report will be added to the posted sample email, letting viewers know where the scammer was generally located at the time the email was written.