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Romance Scam Information Alert

Romance ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Information Alert

New ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Anti-Scam Sites?

It appears that scammers are now creating Anti-scam websites too!

Globally, there are about 5 leading anti-scam websites, such as ours.  However, recently, we have seen new anti-scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. sites created that just seem to be copies of each other, or copies of other anti-scammer websites.

While we are not sure of each, beware of anti-scam websites that have been around for a short period of time, and just seem to be copies of other websites!  It is for this reason we blockBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• all of Africa (so they can’t see what we post or copy it).

Here are a couple of such questionable websites (sorry we don’t want to link to them):

  • scammer-on.blogspot.com
  • scammersoff.com

When you look at these sites, you will see that they are written in typical Scammer GrammarScammer Grammar Scammer Grammar (a term invented by the SCARS Team back in 2012) - is a writing style that is largely very bad English, bad grammar, mixed with West African slang and speech patterns. It is hard to define but easy to recognize when you see it. It is often referred to as Pidgin English, though this is not technically true. This most often shows when individual scammers (even if educated) try to improvise and create new written communications. Do a search on our website for SCAMMER GRAMMAR to find countless examples..

It appears that the motive may be to abandon known scammer profiles, to convince new victims in some way.  This is not yet clear how they will use these, but it seems clear it is part of a scam ploy.

What we also find very interesting, is the amount of detail about specific fake profile/scammers, leading us to believe they would only know this if they were in fact, the scammer.  Why do we say this?  Because after almost 20 years of watching and catching scammers, it’s impossible to monitor more than a handful of sites without you helping to report them.  So no one site can accumulate some of the info on sites like we see without inside knowledge.  We receive reports from several dating websites of the scammers they have found as well, and we know we are the only anti-scam site that has that mechanism in place. So we know what is possible, and what is not.

While we can not categorically state that these sites are created or run by scammers (lawyers won’t let us), they seem suspect, and you should exercise care.

If you find other suspect websites like these, please list them in the comments for this page?


Legitimate Anti-Scam Sites We Have Found Around The World

These are anti-scam websites you don’t have to worry about.

If we have missed your anti-scam website please let us know to add it here (email us at info@RomanceScamsNow.com)