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    Actually Ribshaw, back earlier, some fool was actually using a George Clooney photo!!!
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    "It's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time." Bernie Madoff
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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    Actually Ribshaw, back earlier, some fool was actually using a George Clooney photo!!!
    Well nobody better use Ribshaw's mug if they hope to get more than pocket lint.

    I got a little more on Ray Bond.

    Most notable was the phone number with prefix 4470, this gives the illusion that a person is calling the UK (44), but the calls are actually redirected (70) to the scammer.

    Fraudwatchers +4470 Phone Numbers

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    This was a personal photo the scammer sends.

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    There were also some pictures of a fake passport the scammer was using which I left out. Here however is one photo with the passport and the one person in the world with cut and paste skills worse than mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    Well nobody better use Ribshaw's mug if they hope to get more than pocket lint.

    I got a little more on Ray Bond.

    Most notable was the phone number with prefix 4470, this gives the illusion that a person is calling the UK (44), but the calls are actually redirected (70) to the scammer.

    Fraudwatchers +4470 Phone Numbers

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    This was a personal photo the scammer sends.

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    There were also some pictures of a fake passport the scammer was using which I left out. Here however is one photo with the passport and the one person in the world with cut and paste skills worse than mine.

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    That picture is too funny for words!!

    Reminds me of an online friend who used to use her face with fake wigs, sexy body and poses. It was embarrassing, to say the least but maybe it helped her as it made her feel younger, who knows? I was reading some of those stories on the FB sweetheart scammers page this morning and still find it hard to believe some of the stories where these women have sent their hard-earned money to these scammers expecting them to show up on their doorstep. Actually, it is probably best they did not show up!! However, these women are totally heartbroken over this 'fake romances'. Really sad.

    Example post:

    Can't remember if I posted my last scammer asked for $750 to help his friend who was behind in rent. Name is Alejandro Pollin. Supposedly from Italy orphan now lives in Ormond Beach Florida. Former chief engineer at Chevron Oil. Never married no kids or family. He's 53 years old. Didn't send money but he took my heart. Talked on phone as well. Here's fb profile pic. I really fell for him. :(

    I don't want to embarrass this person so I won't post the link here but I do have it.

    The person who introduced me to that page is very good at investigative research and has helped a lot of these women and men to alert them on the scams. I have invited her to join RS several times but so far she only concentrates on the romance scams. After this thread was started I sent her a message, we shall see... As shown above in Ribshaw's linked article, these people are as ruthless as drug lords and it is best to be careful dealing with them.
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    So, the folks at Facebook, that's right these folks Confrim Report.JPG have banned and deleted one of my scam busting Facebook pages.

    Unfortunately it was also my favorite character, and I had it linked to a lot of good people. Sure it was fake, but so are all the profiles being set up by scammers. The ones that continue to populate the pages of Facebook, including all of those of a Silver Star Recipient. So on this Memorial day I will share a video created by someone using images scammers have stolen from service members.



    Please take a minute to write to Facebook and ask them to do a better job of protecting the images of our soldiers.

    Facebook, Inc.
    C/O Mark Zuckerberg CEO.
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    This was an image a scammer was using on his Facebook page while pretending to be a soldier.

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    Fortunately I have three more Facebook accounts, the scammers may have slowed me down, but not out of business yet!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    There were also some pictures of a fake passport the scammer was using which I left out. Here however is one photo with the passport and the one person in the world with cut and paste skills worse than mine.
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    That was horrible all right. It's a vidcap of a stock footage, with "passport" shrunk to size of a business card, and his head replacing the real guy. :)

    Serious man holding a business card against a white background - 2217823 | Shutterstock Footage

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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    Actually Ribshaw, back earlier, some fool was actually using a George Clooney photo!!!
    You'd be surprised what sort of bull**** you find on LinkedIn, a site definitely NOT about dating. Lots of porn actress and regular actress photos, random Flickr photos of pretty woman, various actors and actresses (often middle Eastern, esp. Turkish). When Linkvaark was around (check Wayback machine) he had a whole blog full of these fakesters. One of them used a real "doll" as his/her profile pic. No, really, a doll (not a sex doll, the 12 inch tall dolls) Others posted what amounts to almost child porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    This was a personal photo the scammer sends.
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    Google Image search brought up quite a few results: Roger Garnier, and Mark Guilford.

    The photo is actually that of Kevin Rockwood
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    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    Sweetheart Scammer Photo:
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    Oh dear, that's a porn actress. Seems to be popular online as "private school jewel". Google image search picked it right up, and links to websites like "coedcherry". :D

    What's really hilarious is when I tried Google image search that Photoshop FAIL image, I get visually similar images babies, puppies, and so on. Apparently even Google realized that can't be a real guy. :D
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    Thanks Kasey for all that research. I hope to get some of those FB folks over here to help them realize how vulnerable they really are and maybe stop them and others before they fall for these lies and lose their money. Ribshaw has done a great job over at FB in keeping these folks informed! So sorry you lost one account but happy to know you have others!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    Your spidery sense is probably correct, Ribshaw. They never post the real thing. There should be legal charges for using military profiles though, that is really cruel. Of course, some of the fools use celebrities that anyone can recognize!!
    Probably not gonna happen... Heck, they shot down the "stolen valor" law... (any one can pretend to be military hero with fake medals and it's not a crime to do so as long as you don't use it to defraud any one for other gains)
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    But they are using the profiles to defraud for profit but I understand what you mean, it probably won't happen at least anytime soon. However, the more the people become informed maybe they will start to recognize a fake when they see it. We all know that "love is blind" though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    But they are using the profiles to defraud for profit but I understand what you mean, it probably won't happen at least anytime soon. However, the more the people become informed maybe they will start to recognize a fake when they see it. We all know that "love is blind" though...
    The trouble that I have with all this is how easy it is to create a fake profile and operate it for fraud. I certainly understand on all the obscure free sites, but the major ones could surely disable the accounts being used when known stolen photos are used. One of the things FB asked for was a government ID to verify my account, and could do the same especially if the IP address is from a haven known for scammers. The second would be the .mil email address to confirm military accounts. This would certainly be a simple step to slow the images of service members from being stolen. But I really get the impression they just don't care.

    You are spot on with the other two Scratchy, all sites like Realscam can do is offer people information about what a con looks like, but as you say love or 2% per day often blinds.
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    I was horrified to find out today that my soul mate who lives in the 900 area code might not be a nurse . A google image search made me , it claims she is a a coed named Cass, but I doubt that too. One other thing that occurred to me for the casual reader is sometimes scammers will send you a check and ask you to send them part of it back. Yeah, whether you they claim you are a personal assistant, mystery shopper or soon to be spouse, this is a scam, the check will bounce.

    http://www.facebook.com/sarah.luyet.7/photos
    http://www.facebook.com/karl.sarah.90/photos
    http://www.facebook.com/jane.meshack.1/photos
    https://www.facebook.com/jhnson.doora

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    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    I was horrified to find out today that my soul mate who lives in the 900 area code might not be a nurse . A google image search made me , it claims she is a a coed named Cass, but I doubt that too.
    Ah, ya mean "BlueEyedCass" formerly known as PrincessBlueEyez? *sigh*
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    I was horrified to find out today that my soul mate who lives in the 900 area code might not be a nurse
    Oh, and she was a hottie too!!! Ms. Ribshaw must be very relieved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschang View Post
    Ah, ya mean "BlueEyedCass" formerly known as PrincessBlueEyez? *sigh*
    Oh, no, you were in love with her also!!! (Just kidding with you!) You have done some research on these 'fakes', I see.
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    Names Used & Emails/Messages Sent

    Capt Lewis Maupin - Lewis Stephen - Stephen Lewis

    babe i still need it, you know you are the only one i have, you are my faith, when are you ready to pay the money babe? am ready to pay you back not to let you loose your house impossible babe,
    am promising you babe, I will never ever let you down, I wll pay you back, just want to know if you are ready to pay the doctor now? how much have you got for me now babe, just waiting for your reply

    my love, I love your loadssssssss
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    It sounds like someone had already sent some money... so sad.
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    THE HALL OF SHAME!! This is a great compilation of real photos vs fake ones.

    Romance Scams: Scammers 4 real - REAL faces of Nigerian scammers

    You just never know who is on the other side of that keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    Names Used & Emails/Messages Sent

    Capt Lewis Maupin - Lewis Stephen - Stephen Lewis


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    It sounds like someone had already sent some money... so sad.
    Scratchy, this is part of an email exchange I helped to clean up. The first is a bit of a long gushing letter, but the interesting thing is some of these letters circulate almost verbatim. The grammar is terrible, and I notice scammers throw around a lot of slang. like BABE THIS AND BABE THAT. LOL At the bottom is the pitch for money and it gets pretty ridiculous. I forget whether this person sent money or caught on, but in one the person sent money and then was being asked for their bank account number so they could "be paid back".

    Hi my dear,

    How are you doing this morning?Good day to you.I hope that this day is really wonderful and will bring to you only positive and joyful emotions. my dear, it is a great honor for me to have the opportunity to meet you and get to know you closer... It would be silly to project for the future, but I hope that our acquaintance will get wonderful continuation and will be really interesting for us both.my dear,, the first question I would like to ask you, after browsing your profile - why do you use Internet dating service, does such interesting and smart woman, like you, not have the chance to meet the appropriate man match in a real world?Perhaps, you would like to ask me the same question? Well, I will try to answer. We live in time, when the majority of the people in the whole world actively use Internet and computer technologies and I think that it would be foolish not to use this opportunity in the search of love for all entire life. Because you never know what destiny prepares for you to find. I often use Internet, searching for new information for my work and just recently, searching for something I discovered the online dating service and decided to test my destiny.I hope that kind angels in heavens will definitely help me to meet a woman, the one I will gift all my tenderness and love of my heart.my dear,, I am a romantic man with the sensitive heart, I am overwhelmed with the thirst of true love and family happiness with the woman I will love, I can ponder on this topic for hours, but I think that at present you are more curious and down to earth in specific things. Ok, I will try to tell a little about myself. On the 2nd of september 1961 with my loud scream I let the world know of my arrival to this world... Obviously I do not remember the moment at all, this my mother told me about. I was born and grew up in a town dublin ireland, in a very intelligent and respectable family. As I was the only child, my parents gave me all their attention, love and care. I am very grateful to my parents for a good upbringing and education.With their help, from a little, innocent and defenceless child I turned into joyful for life, kind and purposeful man.i work with Stb Marine Services.I like my job very much, as most of the time I spend my time in the sea when i'm offshore,at joyful atmosphere, sincerity and pure child happiness.Communication and work with children give me a lot of positive emotions and I always in a hurry for work trip to be over so i can see my only son and go to charity homes, to share my knowledge and experience with them.my dear, without any regrets I look back and if I had a chance to change something in my life, I would not do anything to change, because I am fully satisfied in everything i have today.my dear, the meaning of happiness is very relative, but I know what I'm missing, to become the happiest man in the world. In my prayers I ask only one thing...I ask the skys for love, for the possibility to love and be loved, for the possibility to create strong and happy family. I know that somewhere in this world,there is a woman with a kind and sincere heart, that is waiting to meet me. I know that we will surely find eachother, because love is an almighty power in the universe and nothing can stop people, that have in their heart this wonderful feeling!my dear, I am afraid to inconvenience you of border you with reading so big letters, that is why I will cut down to the above said and wish you happiness and success in your life. I sincerely hope that our acquaintance have a chance for a happy continuation.


    With smiles,
    marc
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    how are you my daughter?this is your mother in-law. Marco have told me a lot of things about you and has also given me your email address to write you.i thank you for caring for my son and showing him love.My God will reward you.James your son is very down and in the hospital for loss of blood and fracture.i'm helpless and don't know what to do please talk to Marco.I need help my dear.my blood pressure is high.please talk to my son your husband and tell him to do something fast.

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    Marc

    Hi my darling and how are you doing today??I have been trying as much as I can to reach you via text messages but it seems the text messages are not going because of poor network.how is your health??how is (NAME REMOVED) my boy and (NAME REMOVED)?I hope they are all doing great.my regards to everyone.I know you can get to me if you call but can't figure out why my text messages keeps failing..I miss and love you so much my darling and if I could make a wish,I will wish to be in your arms right now..you mean the world to me and I'm sincerely sorry for all the disappointments I have caused you.it's not my intention but I believe that someday soon we will be together and never to path ways again..I love you from the bottom of my heart my darling future wife and I will never stop loving you because you alone makes a difference in my life and have stood by me in my trying times.I promise that I will always be there for you too..love always,,Marco
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    Hi my dear,thank's for the call and your care.James has a spinal dislocation that needs to be correct urgently.He was playing home when he fell down and sustained the injury my dear.He is at enrique gomez- barrena universidad here in madrid.Yes i know marco went offshore in Alaska and he is aware of the situation.The surgery will cost 4,200 euro but i have to deposit 2,500 euro which is about 3,191.56 USD.

    Below is the information you asked to send the money across via western union for easy pick up:
    here is the name of my house help my dear,send it with his name so that he can go pick it up.

    I will let you know once i get the money my dear.

    take care of yourself always.


    Sandra.
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    Marc

    Baby i'm very sick and this people won't let me go here unless i finish with work.

    ================================================== =====================
    Marc

    Hello my dearest (Name Removed) ,i have a very big wound on my leg and have been seriously in pains.what did William tell you about Mom?i'm so sad about the way i have been far from you and my family..Honey my work is almost over because i have about 17km left to complete my work here.please be strong my love and know that we will conquer this battle.

    I love you (Name Removed)

    ================================================== =====================
    Marc

    Please just call William.

    Mom is dying my love..please call Williams and help him raise some money for her treatment..pleaseeeeeeee

    Oops
    He said Williams (because I did too) when all along the house help name was Walter
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    Re: Sweetheart Scammer or did this really hot person pick me above all others?

    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    You have done some research on these 'fakes', I see.
    Takes maybe 2 minutes with Google image search... :) And willingness to look at... uh... women in compromising positions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    Real name: Corby Maupin, Corby181 on Facebook. Married and has kids and all that. Photo stolen by plenty of scammers.
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    The trouble that I have with all this is how easy it is to create a fake profile and operate it for fraud. I certainly understand on all the obscure free sites, but the major ones could surely disable the accounts being used when known stolen photos are used. One of the things FB asked for was a government ID to verify my account, and could do the same especially if the IP address is from a haven known for scammers. The second would be the .mil email address to confirm military accounts. This would certainly be a simple step to slow the images of service members from being stolen. But I really get the impression they just don't care.
    WOT (Web of Trust) does this to a certain extent, but only for websites, not profiles.

    Perhaps what's needed is some sort of "profile verifier" service.

    1) Free, 5 scans a month, checks images against Google, Bing, and Tineye image search, as well as Realscam, RomanceScam, Dating Scam, and similar sites for standard scripts used
    2) Cheap, unlimited scans a month, all of the above, maybe $2-5 a month?
    3) Profile PI (tm?) : someone on the staff will personally check over the profile and give a rating

    Heck, if people can sell clicks on "search _____ for arrest records!" I'm sure we can sell service that checks online profiles. :D

    EDIT: A chrome plug-in can let any user submit a suspect profile and have it checked immediately, and stuff uploaded and stored into archive for statistical purposes. Of course, privacy implications... haven't studied that, as well as "terms of use" of respective sites.
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    Re: Sweetheart Scammer or did this really hot person pick me above all others?

    Someone may be in for a real surprise shocker.

    https://www.facebook.com/shawn.maupi...ndy.martini.90

    He is listed in the FB romance scams by several other names and Kasey mentioned one above by first name Corby Maupin.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/StopRomanceScams/

    I sent her a message but not sure she will get it and even more doubtful she will pay attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschang View Post
    WOT (Web of Trust) does this to a certain extent, but only for websites, not profiles.

    Perhaps what's needed is some sort of "profile verifier" service.

    1) Free, 5 scans a month, checks images against Google, Bing, and Tineye image search, as well as Realscam, RomanceScam, Dating Scam, and similar sites for standard scripts used
    2) Cheap, unlimited scans a month, all of the above, maybe $2-5 a month?
    3) Profile PI (tm?) : someone on the staff will personally check over the profile and give a rating

    Heck, if people can sell clicks on "search _____ for arrest records!" I'm sure we can sell service that checks online profiles. :D

    EDIT: A chrome plug-in can let any user submit a suspect profile and have it checked immediately, and stuff uploaded and stored into archive for statistical purposes. Of course, privacy implications... haven't studied that, as well as "terms of use" of respective sites.
    I wonder if it becomes a question of will versus ability, coupled with a few people that are able to think. Just this morning I heard Nissan had pulled some advertising because of hate speech that was posted on Facebook. At the same time my account was shut for warning people about scams pending verification that I was a "real person". The "verification" process was to identify pictures on my "friends" profiles, I had 40 "friends" and some have over 600 photos on their page. I don't even think Kevin Trudeau with his mega memory could do that.

    I contrast that with a discussion a friend of mine had via PM from a confessed scammer, who wait for it is still active on Facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/scamm...73303886036502

    Active Profile.

    https://www.facebook.com/garnet.smith.735

    Capture.JPG



    Zuck, I know you read the pages of Real Scam every day, time to put smart people like kschang in charge of security.
    "It's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time." Bernie Madoff
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scam-...98399986981403

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