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Romance Scams

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    Unfortunately like any free dating site we have a number of romance scam artists who use our site to send users messages.  These con artists seem to be mostly based in West Africa and you can read more about them on, however here are some tips which can help you from falling victim to a scam.  In most cases they message male users from female profiles and do not know what transgender means despite being here on TG Personals.

    If you receive a generic message that does not mention your name or any details about you, from someone who does not live close to your geographic area, and they want you to contact them directly, by phone or text or email instead of using the site for some reason, in their very first email, it is most likely a con artist.  Some users who are just looking for or selling web cam chat sessions use the same approach.  In addition, if the user has a strange name or multiple names, poor grammar, and strange punctuation, but they claim to live in an English speaking country and yet somehow have a connection to West Africa, the reality is they are most likely just trying to scam you.

    Assuming you follow the rules above but still end up talking with a romance scammer, you should be aware of how their scam works.  First they declare their love very quickly possibly even proposing marriage.  They might say they want to travel to meet you, but in reality they are not even the same person in the photo and have no plans to go anywhere but the bank.  Once they gain your trust a crisis occurs.  Maybe they are held hostage with an unpaid hotel bill, or urgent medical expenses.  Maybe the police have arrested them on trumped up charges, or the customs office will not let them visit you unless they pay some fees.  Maybe there was a family crisis but whatever the reason they need money sent by Western Union or Moneygram. 

    They might even want to send you a check, or package, or deposit first, but all three are illegal and you can go to jail.  When somebody you have never met asks you for money, it is always a scam.  Don't be fooled!

      • Icculus

        Fwiw Is a scammer. Not a great one. Try's to get you to be her slave then sends you to a credit card site.  "You must do this for me!!"  Yeah..sure princess..ill get right on it. 

        • Kelly1983

          @tom yep i use that all the time. if got chrome people can just right click it and search google for image..... i think its drag into link if its not chrome? right

          • Kay

            @jimgem were they asking for money or aomething else gross?

            • EduardoTSLover

     is another scammer!

              Here is a copy of his or her letter i`ve got on my inbox:

              My dear Eddie, 

              Thanks for your reply, Please do not be offended by the way or manner i came to you, it is about the only way i could get to you after going through your profile and I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to the nature of my proposal,which requires a reputable and trustworthy person. Someone who will be kind and sincere to me. 

              l am Miss Faith Johnson, the only daughter of late Mr and Mrs Grimes Johnson. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan here, the economic capital of Ivory Coast, he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business meeting. My mother died on the 22th may 2005 and my father took me so special because l am motherless. 

              Before the death of my father on 10th December 2012 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me on his bedside,when I sat down to listen to him, he started crying, why? (1) He complained that I am too young to be managing my life with no one to take care of me,(2)That I have not finished my university education as he planned for me, he revealed to me that he has a sum of US$8.500.000.(EIGHT MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) left in a security company here in Abidjan, that he used my name as the only daughter for his next of kin in deposit of the funds. 

              He also explained to me that it was because of his wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates , that l should seek for a GOD fearing foreign partner in a country of my choice where l will transfer this money and use it for proper investment purpose ,that I must finish my university education by the help of a business partner abroad,that he or she should help me obtain a resident permit in his or her country. He also gave a standing instruction to the company that the deposit must be transferred outside this country. According to my father,the money was deposited as family valuables to avoid attracting attention to the deposit. 

              I am now ready to do all these since my father my bread winner is no more. l am honorable seeking your assistance in the following ways. 

              (1) To serve as my guardian in your country while I will depend on your expert advise since l am a girl of 19 years. 
              (2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country in order to further my university education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country. 

              Moreover , l am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your assistance in the transfer of this deposit to your country. Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as l believed that this project would be concluded within seven days you signify interest to assist me by contacting the security company.Please contact me back through my private email for security reasons 

              Hoping to hearing from you soon. May God bless you as you extend your helping hand to the needy. 

              With all my Love 
              Ms Faith Johnson



              • Patricia

                Often they are female US military and they are in Ghana on peacekeeping missions. I didn't no a lot about Ghana but I was pretty certain it had a stable government and no issues with revels or fighting. I checked the CIA factbook and it is a stable country. Has issue such as people trafficking the government is trying to deal with but otherwise stable and comparatively safe. So there is no chance of foreign forces being there for anything other than short term diplomatic visits. So if anyone says they are US military it's bull. Another claimed to be Norwegian looking after her very I'll mother in Ghana. Couldn't afford hospital. So using Google translate I spoke to her in Norwegian. Eventually she said she could understand the language I was speaking lol.

                • tdhmtnman

                  Faith Richards is a scammer. I have never spoken with her and she ask me to send money. Please address this thanks

                  • admin

                    Hi yes I deleted Sarah from Wisconsin but I'm sure the scammer will be back with a different name and from a different place so keep reporting them when you find them guys and we can try to stop them before they trick anyone to actually fall for their scams.

                    • tslvrvtm

                      Annie is a spammer. he insist me to send her courier company 850$ to release a box containing 2000000000$usd ..15% will be given to me.hahahag such a bullshits they are, they know that they hav been caught still they pretend to be safe side. God touch them and repent there ditching nature.

                      • Wesley

                        Anyone else get the following list of questions from girl on here, after taking chat onto normal email address?

                        Seems like a lot of personal info to be looking for almost immediately. Didn't respond as looks like invitation for identity theft or blackmail.


                        1. HOW OLD ARE YOU?
                        2. WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME? 

                        3. WHAT'S YOUR PROFESSION AND WHERE DO YOU WORK?
                        4. WHAT'S YOUR MOTHER'S NAME?
                        5. WHAT'S YOUR FATHER'S NAME?


                        7. HAVE YOU EVER DATED ON INTERNET BEFORE?
                        8. WHAT'S YOUR YOUR RELIGION?


                        10. DO YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST?

                        11. WHAT DO YOU WANT OUT OF THIS RELATIONSHIP?

                        12. WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT IN ME AND WHAT FOR?


                        14. ARE YOU LIVING ALONE, WITH PARENT,FRIEND(s) OR KID(S)?
                        15. WHAT'S YOUR CELLPHONE NUMBER I CAN CALL YOU ON?

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