(Last Updated On: May 31, 2021)

Spotting Scammers: Overly Religious

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. Lay On The Religion!

A SCARSSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS. Anti-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. Tip

Scammers Believe In God!

Or they would like you to believe that they do!

Ok, a bit melodramatic, but Ghanaian and other West African scammers are virtually oozing God Fearing Old-time Religion as they break a handful of commandments in their desire for your money!

A Pattern Of Beliefs

Romance & Nigerian Prince Scammers do this primarily because they think most people on dating websites are “Bible Thumpers”  (We won’t tell them any different!) They also do it as a manipulative technique to help victims lower their guard.

Here is a collection of the religious Scammer Speak / 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. that you will see from time to time.

These are actual quotes from scammer profiles, messages, and emails (spelling & grammar left unchanged):

  • I know in life no one is perfect but God is
  • God fearing man who will care and love me
  • God fearing and responsible man to live the rest of y life with
  • Born and brought up in a God fearing way
  • woman who also believes in God,The Bible says” Seek the Kingdom of God first and every other thing shall be added on to you”
  • I am also looking for a man with Good Family Values and Morals
  • i am a real christian and im looking for a christian and God fearing man
  • i believe only God knows what is right for me
  • i am God fearing
  • My heritage is English,may be u may ask what i mean by my heritage is English is all cuss our Colonial masters was the British and my dad is a British man, my religion is a Christian,never mind about me been a Christian so let us see what the future would hold for me and u.
  • I repest People. Belive in God
  • I love God. I try to treat people the same way I would like to be treated
  • a true believer of God
  • I am a passionate about my God. I want to share my journey with a beautiful passionate on fire Christian man. I respect you but I want someone I share my relationship with God with. I am tall. So I would like a man who is at least 5’4″ tall. I can handle shorter if you’re really on fire for Jesus. :-) I want a man who also wants to reach the lost for Jesus. Lord, bring us together for Your sake and for Your glory! I believe in taking care of a man and treating him as a gift that God meant him to be. I consider myself to be quite spiritual.
  •  a devoted christian. Yours in Christ
  • As the bible says: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up.. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? The one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
  • I’m a loving, caring, faithful Christian woman. I attend church on a regular basis and focus on my faith as it keeps me grounded and pointed in the right direction.
  • Am a gentle lady of dignity who is here to look for her second half, i work as a Missionary
  • I want my next relationship to be my very last one which i have been praying to God about and i’m sure he won’t let me down…i prayed about things about You and I and so good God is leading me through and our meeting could be a reality or some sort of….
  • my life here is hard, i pray thats things change
  • Religion is a big part of my life, I attend church Sunday morning and night… I like to spend part of my day reading the bible,tossing a ball with the kids, gardening or long walk honest, quiet guy that likes to help others. They’ll tell you that they go away feeling better about themselves after they’ve talked to me. Materialism isn’t for me, life is to short to get caught up in trying to acquire things that wont last.

Not All …

Of course, not all scammers speak this way now. Many are college-educated and are using much more professional scripts as they manipulate and groom their victims. Just keep this in mind as they are massive red flags!

Always Report All 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. – Anywhere In The World To:

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