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01-28-2008, 12:49 PM
A few weeks ago, i received this email on my blog page and as usual, i was very exited that at least another long due friend had or was about to enter in my circle of friends. This is unlike what enveloped later on.


Hello dearest

Its really a pleaseure to come along your profile on friendster.com
Iam Anita by name and 23years old good looking young girl and in saerch of an opposite partner.This is why i have decided to contact you on this site so that we can establish a good relationship and also get to know each other.
Your age,race and religion is never a problem to me,all that matters is true love.
Kindly contact me on my e mail anitadabor@yahoo.com
so that i can tell you more about my self and also with my picture.
Hope to hear from you soonest.
Anita (anitadabor@yahoo.com)

Being kind enough, i replied the email through her email address. This was not the firs time someone was contacting me through that means and so, i found nothing unusual. On January 11 2008, i received an email from her that read as follows.

Hello,
How are you?
hope you are fine over there? i am really happy you replied to my mail , it gives me more joy because i do believe that we both have to be open-minded and sincere as to know each other deep down,share our loneliness and thoughts,before i proceed further let me intoduce myself fully to you,
my name is miss Anita,23yrs,5.6ft tall,never married before.i am a mixed tribe of liberian and lativia by origin but at the moment i am living in the refugee camp,dakar-Senegal due to a civil war which was fought in my country that resulted to the death of my parents.
i am a girl who loves to give people happiness always despite what the circumstance might look like.most of my hobbies are,reading novels,jogging,listening to music,cooking,listen to music, tv and movies.
I like honest,real,sincere and trustworthy people. but i hate dishonest,cheaters, and irresponsible peoples.
please tell me more about your self,your likes and dislikes,family,country, etc. i believe we can move from here to know more about one another and maybe more of a relationship that might lead us to anything else.i promise to give you happiness all the day i will be your friend,
finally i wish to let you know that sincerelity is the best way in life.though we might be thousands of miles away from each other but it does not matter,what really matters in life is love not distance or colour.
I will tell you more about me in my next mail,attatched below is my picture for you to know who i am,i will like you to take me as i am and tell me more about you in your next mail.hopping to hear from you soon.
Regards
Anita


I have been trying to attach the photo of this lady but i did not manage


Aha, and our friendship begun to grow. But i started doubting the story and the picture. They did not at all match. However, i did the kind thing to reply the email. And this is what i got from her.

I was really taken a back by what i read. Barely 3 mail and the person trusting me that much? I doubted all that. I was not at all greedy for money.



Hello Dearest One,
How are you doing today,i do hope you are fine with the goodness of the day over there,Mine is very difficult because of my orphanage situation,like you know that i am here as a refugee and as a refugee here i dont have the privilladge to do any thing be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country.
Hence this,I decided to go into fasting and prayer since the day i contacted you because i want to be really moved by the spirit of our god before telling you this secret of mine.well i wish to let you know that this is a matter of reality and trust, i have been keeping this secret to my self because i intend to look for a better and responsible person like you before i will reveal it.
This is not a thing that l have to disclose to anyone that just comes my way,because this is an issue that requires trust and sincerity.l believe that you may be capable of handling the situation since this is the issue of money which worth the sum of (USD$6.7m)us dollars,l will like you to be aware of the fact that this money was deposited in a private fianance company.
You have to be aware that it was my dead father that made this deposite which worth the sum of (USD$6.7m)US dollars and i was used as the next of kin to the account. prior to this,i have contacted the finance firm and made them aware of my intension to claim the money but i was told that my late father have strictly given specific instructions that before the fund should be released to me,I had to present a reliable foreign trustee/representative or at least a promising fiancee who will stand on my behalf for the transfer of the money.
that is why i am seeking your assistant to stand on my behalf as my trustee/representative so that the finance firm will release the fund to your bank account.You can assit me to establish a business which both of us can managed and also enroll me in school to futher and finish my education before handling money.
As I write you this mail I have tears run down my cheeks because I don?t know what might be your next decision.
I have maped out 20% of the total money for any incoviniences or expences which you might face during the transfer of the money to your account.
I also want to assure you that your involvement in this transaction is legal because I have all the legal documents which my late father handed over to me that will cover the transfer of this money,moreover,everything concerning the transfer of this money will be followed according to the bank instructions and directives to avoid any brigde of law.
l will like to hear from you first before l will release the bank contact information to you so you can write to them and confirm the true existence of the money,l have great respect for you believeing that you will not betray me after the money have been transferred to your account.
moreover,i will like to give you the phone number of the pastor of our church here,,his name is Pastor Joseph Adams ( 221-76 3371-970 ) if you call tell him that you will like to speak with me,he will send someone to call me immediately in the hostel.i will be expecting your call anytime.
on getting your reply indicating your willingness to assist me and stand as my trustee/foreign representative,i will give to you the finance firm contact information for you to contact them your self to know how to transfer the money to your account.
take care of yourself,
with love and warm regards,
ANITA



As a good person, i thought, I asked Anita that we should know each other very well before getting involved in any deal. And this is what she had to say.



Hello my dear
thanks a lot for your mail.
It gives me joy to hear from you .
Actually i have agreed with your proposal to know deeper about our self before you will commence with the transfer.
My dear i must tell you that my condition hear is too terrible,its just like some one living in the prison yard.I hope you understand the level of African refugue camp.
Its nice to hear that the political crises in your country is over now.I thank God for that because crises is never a good thing in life.We all need peace to reign in our life.
My dear how is life treating you over there,i hope things are getting better.
My heart is filled with joy to see a couple of mail you sent me.I really appreciate that .it shows me that you are a loving and caring young man.
Please don't be offended if i dont reply you constantly,this is due to we dont have access to internate here in the camp.
Iam just using the Rev fathers office computer to contact you at my free time.
I will be stopping here until i hear from you again,
With love and regards
Anita

In the next mail i asked her three questions

1. Do you have any relatives, friends or a family lawyer? Do they know of the transfer and the fortune left in the bank by your Dad?

2. What will happen once the money is transfered to my account? What am i meant to do?

3. What legal documents do you have to claim the fortune?


And this is how she answered me.


Hello dear

Its my pleasure to hear from you again.
Thanks a lot for your kind mail and your questions.
How is your day over there,i hope the situation in your country is settled.
Firstly,iam the only daughter of my late father and i have no brother,sister or even a lawyer.Iam the only one whom my late father have as the next of kin.The only person i told about this is the Rev father who takes care of us here in the camp
and he promised me to keep it to him self which he did.

Secondly,as soon as the money is transfered to your account,you will have to send me some amount so that i can use it to prepare my travelling document to come over to your country and continue my education ( nursing) in you country and also invest the money with you on a good business.So you have to enquire of a good business which we will invest the money on.

And finally,i have my late fathers deposite certificate which the Bank issued to him before his death and also his death certificate.

I have already introduced you to the Bank as my trustee and representative whom the money will be transfered to his account.
All you have to do is to write to the Bank that you are my trustee and you will like to know how they will transfer the money which my late father deposited with them into your account in your country.
Kindly contact them and lets hear what they have to say.
I will be hoping to hear from you again.
My regards
Anita



I still remained unbothered about the money and i asked her the occupation of his dad before he died in the next mail. I further asked her why she had chosen on me at friendster yet there were so many friends and people inside there. This is what she said.


Hello beloved one

Good day.
Thanks alot for your kind responce.Its gives me joy each time i hear from you.
Iam so pleased to hear from you this great day.
Its the hand work of God that i meet you at friendster because i have been going through fasting and prayer asking God to provide me with a sincer and trustfull
man like you.Thanks to God that i meet you and i greatfull for that.
As for my late father,he was a gold dealer and also a federal contractor in my country
before his death.This was how he made his money.
So my dear it will be a thing of joy to me if you will contact the Bank where he deposited the money for me and verify how the money will be transfered to your account in your country.
Here is the contact address of the Bank bellow.Kindly contact them through there e mail address and lets here what they have to say.

BANK OF AFRICA
PLOT 49,Av.LEOPALD SEDAR SENGHOR,
DAKAR SENEGAL WEST AFRICA.
Direct email: bankofafrica-transfer@inmail24.com
: bankofafrica-plc@mail.md
Web site : www.bank-of-africa.net
Contact person: DR.Charles Diop (DIRECTOR FOREIGN OPERATIONS)
Direct tele : +221-773664827
Tel/Fax: 009221777806052

Information about my late father & his account details are as follows.

Name of depositor : Wilson Dabor
Nationality : Liberia
Account number: HBM743483002
Amount deposited : USD$6.7M
Next of kin : Miss Anita Dabor


Kindly contact them and get back to me soon
My regards
Anita



I was shocked to hear or rather learn that she had already sent me an email with the contact details of his so called Bank of Africa and Her late father's details.

I refused to contact the bank and became very curious of knowing all about herself. I then decided to simply google her name and email address and that is when i learnt the bitter truth that she was a scammer. I copy pasted all the things people had said about her and i sent them to her with the following subject. "Anita, I have Beaten You at Your Own Game". From that day, i have never heard from her.

People, beware of Anita Dabor and all other scammers. Nowadays, they dont ask you for money, in fact, they propose to send you money.

Take Care.

PeopleSmoks
02-03-2008, 07:57 PM
quote:Your age,race and religion is never a problem to me,all that matters is true love.
This should continue... "as long as you have money that I can scam you out of."

This is obvious scammer fodder. When you read it, either run away, or play along until you get bored.

What you describe is a classic scam scenario, and somewhere down the line, the money transfer gets screwed up and your money comes into play.

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swede
02-03-2008, 10:45 PM
This is evolution at play. The fittest (even the fittest scammers) survive. Compared to the earlier attempts of scamming, this seems to be a masterpiece of organisation, responding properly to mails and the personal touch.

Prayer and fasting. What will they think of next?

But guys, no matter if you like it or not, we must be prepared for still more sophistication in this area. The problem is to get through this without being afraid of your own shadow or loosing your personal integrity or decency.

PeopleSmoks
02-22-2008, 11:59 PM
Hey guys! swede, the real problem as I see it is that as one more guy gets educated, either by becoming a scam victim, or being fortunate enough to stumble across this or similar sites, ten more venture into the FSU/MOB world and are therefore ripe for the picking so to speak.

Something I've noticed is that fewer and fewer scammers are targeting men more than 15, 10, even only 5 years older than they claim to be, making them seem more serious in their search for a "soulmate".

In the states, slightly older women who are still "hotties" have been given a name... Cougars!!!!! These are often women who may be hearing the foot falls of menopaus closing in behind them, but still have motherly ambitions. Their sexuality oozes from every pore caring the infamous "come do me now on top of the bar" pheromones to the unsuspecting noses of every man nearby!

These scam "Cougars" also seem to have a bit of experience behind their scams. They seem to know not just what to say, but HOW to say it. I think they're plenty dangerous!!![:0]

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swede
02-23-2008, 03:39 PM
Cit PeopleS:

"Hey guys! swede, the real problem as I see it is that as one more guy gets educated, either by becoming a scam victim, or being fortunate enough to stumble across this or similar sites, ten more venture into the FSU/MOB world and are therefore ripe for the picking so to speak."

I doubt very much, that scamming/conning will ever disappear completely. Us knights in armor, crusading against it, will have to live with that, and accept that we can only do so much and not more. It's frustrating, but it's appearantly part of human nature. It's not (only) because I find myself so extremely wise and witty, that I have tried to enlarge the topics here on 'stop-scammers'; bigger and more final answers to such kind of problems must be found in a wider context. We can not separate scamming from all the other stupid things, we do with our lives. Everything is connected.

So we do our part, knowing that we at least help a bit.


"Something I've noticed is that fewer and fewer scammers are targeting men more than 15, 10, even only 5 years older than they claim to be, making them seem more serious in their search for a "soulmate"."

A couple of weeks ago or so, I took up this observation also, without getting much response. But it is unfortunately quite significant, because it could confirm your first statement. It could be, that in some ways, the "market" is now the scammers, as they show signs of getting more choosy. But I'm not really sure how to interprete this. Authorities are beginning to be aware of the implications of scamming, and already some years ago gave only 5% of the visaapplicants a yes to US and 10% to western Europe. As the FSUW are VERY well informed about the procedures concerning visas etc., they must also know this. Going west permanently isn't done just by looking pretty.

Some 6-7 years ago I noticed this trend in England (of all countries!!!). I travelled a lot in England in my youth, and the english girls are generally sweet, open and often pretty. Nonetheless what I saw on neighbourhood sites from England was often 50 year old unlovely, slightly agressive and overweight women, who wanted contact with men half their age.

It could simply be a fashion. But it's worth looking at, and it's definitely relevant. Maybe you'll have a better, personal experience, when you come back. The three years passing since my UA visit have seen many changes, so I'm a little out of touch.

But the positive fact is, that anti-scam sites are less frequented now, than they were 3-4 years ago. At that time you would find 20-30 very active daily participants on a site like this. The present silence could mean, that not so many WM actually are scammed. I believe, that general knowledge about the problem is more widespread now. As a speculation: The new clientele for scammers maybe are those puberty guys, who in any case use time and money looking at pornography on the web?

"These scam "Cougars" also seem to have a bit of experience behind their scams. They seem to know not just what to say, but HOW to say it. I think they're plenty dangerous!!!"

Sorry, didn't get that. You are talking about US women, I gather. My limited knowledge gave me the impression, that they didn't actually scam, in the sense we talk about here as in fraud or hidden prostitution. Please enlighten me.

PeopleSmoks
02-23-2008, 08:01 PM
Hey swede!
quote:I doubt very much, that scamming/conning will ever disappear completely. Us knights in armor, crusading against it... Personally, I feel more like Don Quihote de la Mancha!!!!!! Where that confounded windmill???
quote:Nonetheless what I saw on neighbourhood sites from England was often 50 year old unlovely, slightly agressive and overweight women, who wanted contact with men half their age. I call this "The Margaret Thatcher Syndrome!!!
quote:The new clientele for scammers maybe are those puberty guys, who in any case use time and money looking at pornography on the web? This line of thinking would certainly explain the 18 to 22 yo translation scammers and the abundance of nude pics available.

My reference to the "scam Cougars" is the 30+ and 40+ year old hotties out there in the FSU. I will try to explain better. Originally, "Cougars" was a term given to sexy, slightly older women on the "prowl" for a mate.

In this instance, I refer to sexy, slightly older FSU/MOB scammers on the prowl! I see these "scam Cougars" as very dangerous preditors, having already learned from the mistakes they made when they were in their 20s.

Scenario 1: 18 yo girl, single, still a student, is fed up with men in the FSU and wishes to meet a foreign man 25 to 75 yo.

Scenario 2: 35 yo woman, divorced with no kids, works as a manager of a hair salon, is fed up with FSU men and wishes to meet a foreignor 35 to 45 yo.

Both are very beautiful, but who's story might you believe? See the problem?

Actual scammer fodder from a 30+ yo... "Please don't ask me for nude photos, because I am not the prostitute..." Things like this, and other statements made her seem legit at first.

I hope this helped to clear up what I was referring to regarding "Cougars".[8D]

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swede
02-23-2008, 08:54 PM
Cit PeopleS:

"My reference to the "scam Cougars" is the 30+ and 40+ year old hotties out there in the FSU. I will try to explain better. Originally, "Cougars" was a term given to sexy, slightly older women on the "prowl" for a mate."

Thanks. For me contacting 30+ would be like approaching a teenager (maybe 40+ would be OK), so I do naturally not consider them from this point of wiev. I believe, that they mostly are like other FSUW with the natural differences separating generations from each other.

Contrary to some western women, they keep really well, and attractive 50+ women are not unusual, but if they are more sly than their younger collegues in business is hard to say. An educated guess would be no, but only tentatively.

PeopleSmoks
02-23-2008, 09:05 PM
quote:Contrary to some western women, they keep really well and attractive 50+ women are not unusual. Agreed! I have seen several profiles of FSUWs 50+ who were drop dead gorgeous! Afterall, isn't that part of the whole FSUW attraction? The fact that so many of these woman are still so beautiful even into their 50s and beyond?

Unfortunately, just because a woman is 50, doesn't mean she's not a scammer, although it may be more likely that she really is legit.

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swede
02-24-2008, 07:44 PM
Contrary to some opinions given on this forum, it's my experience, that the UA women are easy-flirted, and far from "cold". But this flirt isn't the american man-teasing type, it's rather civilised, polite and harmless. More like establishing eyecontact, not being afraid of talking with strangers (in safe surroundings) and generally being open and receptive.

Never in such a way, that I felt manipulated.

So even if your contact turns out well, and you'll be forced to getting rid of the Olgas, you'll still be in a position to form opinions of the average population in UA.

My own visit to UA was in Sevastopol, and as the place is something of a tourist-trap, I guess it's different in other parts of the country.