Profiles of scammers and fakes
no, they never mentioned Africa
Does their picture show a black person, while they are originally from any non-African country, like US or UK, but staying in West Africa temporarily? (if they are not black, skip this question)
they are African living in Africa
Do their pictures show a white person while they claim to be in Malaysia?
Do they look like a model, or simply way above average people who usually conact you?
Do they say “am” instead of “I am”?
Is their last name Williams or Smith?
Do their usernames or handles include the following: 4luv, 4real, 4u, honest or baby?
Do they claim to be in the military?
Did they mention being a building contractor, engineer, doctor or nurse, buying antiques or in the modeling business?
Did they contact you first?
yes, on a dating website or social network
yes, on hangouts, skype or whatsapp
no, I contacted first
Did they give you their hangouts name, whatsapp or phone number, or asked for yours, in the very first conversation and suggested to text?
they just left their e-mail address
Is their spelling very bad, especially for their supposed education level?
Did they fall in love with you too fast, during the first several messages or chat sessions?
Do they misspell the name of their home city, state or country?
Do they appear unfamiliar with their home city or country?
Did they tell you any sob stories, like about tragical death of their wife, kids or parents in the plane or car crash?
Did their introductory message include the phrase “Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life”?
Did they ever hint you for money, but without asking directly, like being in the financial hardship, or dificult situation, robbery, sudden medical emergency, unable to pay the hotel bill, etc?
Are there any contradictions in their profile, like their profil picture and their claimed age or gender or race obviously don’t match?
Did they ever ask you for your bank account details?
Are they Africans and want to come visit you in your country on a tourist or visitors visa?
they are not Africans
Is the age difference between you 20 years or over?
Do they claim to be non-Africans, but have an African or any other strange accent on the phone that they are not supposed to have according to their origin?
never talked to them on the phone
If you enter their e-mail address or phone number in Google, does it return any results associated with scams?