Another name for this scam is the "advance-fee" scam because the fraudster asks you to pay money before you get the payoff (that never actually arrives). Here's how to avoid getting swindled by 419 fraud: Sometimes, multiple scammers will pose as one person; other times, one scammer will pose as a wealthy Nigerian, attorney, travel agent, lawyer, government official, etc. Everything the scammer tells you — their name, address, occupation, and sob story — is a complete lie.
Typically, 419 email scams show overt signs of deceit. It's worse than that birthday card you wrote to your mom in second grade. If no results show up, they might be using a fake name.
The scammers are using their images without their knowledge and permission to deceive their victims and scam them out of money.
In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with.
Here's a sample email message from "Sandra," a scammer who targeted a scambaiter called "Justin Credible": When Justin responded with a fake address, Sandra sent this: 1. (Keep in mind that Truth Finder can only pull reports for people living in the U.
These pictures have been abused by scammers for many years, and in spite of warnings on many scamlists, they STILL keep resurfacing over and over again.
ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.
In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.
It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.
Instead of sending spam letters that promise millions for your assistance, these scammers are targeting single men and women who are searching for love online.