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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. 

        • dxearLmar


          Scammer...and to the point of when questioned on certain important details, failed immensly!!!!

          Develope a good repoir and next thing I encountered was asking for funds especially a solid amount.

          When told, that funds unavailable it is then they double the amount, threatening to point that their claims were bogus to begin with.

          Use common sense, people!

          You been warned!


          • Tom

            You also can do a image search on Google 60% of the time a real good looking photo is just that! I am not saying all good looking photos fit this category but if the person claims they are in the usa and photo hits are outside the country be ready to ask a a lot of direct questions. ;)

            • 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

              • Tom

                The following is from: graceotu49
                She has a email
                I suspected she was a fake from day one! ;) The following was sent after I requested her exact location in the usa.

                I was born and Raise in US but i am now living in Ghana due to the death of my father who live in the State and work in Ghana with the Gold Mining Company

                • JimGem

                  Heads up! Just heard from one! And again from Ghana. Just wanted to let you all know! And heads up to any G.I.'s,they've been preying on active Military or Vetrans.(You would think they'd realize we DON'T make a lot of money?!)

                  • JimGem

                    Last one's profile name was: Mimidinho . Just so you know!

                    • JimGem

                      Got another one! Profile name: sherverty . Also has another one here: superrito .(so creative with names) Almost the exact same profile! Same tag line & profile pics.

                      • 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



                          • TallTNguy

                            Faith Johnson tried scamming me too.

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