Is he a Scammer?

Philippines
November 2, 2012 11:49pm CST
Good day everyone! I would just like to share this with you and ask your opinion if I am right with this or wrong. I am fond of chatting before because I sell my products online. Once I had a friend on chat whom I thought was a genuine one. He said he will buy my products around $500,000. I never thought that he is a scammer because he said that he is a businessman. plus he always call me on my phone. while surfing the net, i tried to search his email address for maybe i could find his facebook account. but instead, i saw an email which is somewhat similar to his. they have the same pattern. i followed the link and i jumped down to a site wherein there is a forum about scammers.. i registered and asked for assistance.. then shockingly, i found out that he is a scammer. thanks to the good Lord, i am not yet giving money or anything to him.. i have a student who have a boyfriend who lives in India. I don't know how to believe but she is very inlove with this guy that she actually never seen even in cam. they chat always but she is the only one who have a cam. the Indian said that he has no cam and he is just using a phone in surfing the internet. the Indian guy has a facebook account but there is only one picture there. scammers have at least 3-5 pictures stolen from someone, but this guy? none.. the Indian guy said he is a dentistry student. to this reason, I laughed to much and said to my student, that means the guy is wealthy. how come he coudn't rent a PC to chat with her cam to cam? unfortunately, they are 3 years in the relationship now. my student said if he is a scammer then this guy will not invest time for her. i said no, maybe today he is not asking for anything but once full trust is established, she can't tell. i have every reason to believe that he is a scammer, 1. no recent pictures 2. no webcam 3. friends in FB not increasing am i right? or not?
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7 responses
@topffer (36370)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
3 Nov 12
My old webcam does not work on my Linux netbook -- a problem of driver --, and I have never really looked for another one. Am I a scammer if I chat without a cam ? As I have no more a personal FB account -- I closed mine --, I believe that you would suspect me again to be a scammer. Well, if somebody was insisting, I would buy a new cam working on my OS, but did your student insisted ? I agree that you cannot trust everybody on the net, but I think you are a bit too suspicious.
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
no, i wont suspect you as a scammer when we chat without cam. but for 3 long years and they have a relationship, how come that he never wanted her to see him on cam? my student ask but never insisted. with his alibis, my student believed simply because she is madly, deeply inlove with this guy. i am asking her just to investigate and insist, for her to find out. but the guy would tell her, dont you trust me?? and there, my student would just drop the conversation about the 'scammer - cam' thing.. :(
• India
3 Nov 12
you are right sure he is scammer, even he is not ready to show his face then how she trust that guy.Please warn your friend don't trust that guy.
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
i did warn her. but since the trust is already there, i don't know how to convince her to investigate and insist on seeing him on cam to find out if the guy in 1 picture is the same guy in cam. and then that's it.
@artemeis (4070)
• China
3 Nov 12
People simply have their own way of doing things and believing other people. As much as you would find this unbelievable but there are some who will be simple and be happy with a little tender loving words. How do you think sentimentalists or emotional people come about? There is no doubt that this other person does fit the pattern of a scammer and like all scammers there will be a list of victims, otherwise this person wouldn't be one. I believe your friend is a novice and should read up more news relating to the IT world or she would never be able to understand your concerns here. With statistical studies revealing that more than 80million Facebook accounts are false, I believe it is a wake up call indeed here.
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
oh my.. that is an interesting fact. i didn't knew.. i just hope she would really understand my concerns. i am just trying to open up her mind in the reality but she refused to. i am most concerned about the impact of this in her. money is just money. we can earn money, but to be hurt is a different thing. 3 years is too long enough to stay in a relationship that you can't even see your partner. i don't know how to tell her and how to convince her to investigate. the trust is already there. why did i say so? it's because i've told her many times the "scammmer thing" but instead of investigating, she told the guy that I am telling her that he (the guy) is a scammer..
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
3 years and she haven't seen the guy. Wow, this is interesting huh. Well,I agree that there are many scammers here on the net and they have different techniques and styles. It's not easy to tell who is a scammer unless you've come to met one online. You are lucky that you realized the person you are talking with is a scammer. There are lot of stories how people become a victim of these bad people from the net.
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
i really thank God because it was just an accident to find that forum about scammmers. they guided me what to do to determine if he was a scammer. they assisted me on how to determine the location of the IP address. the guy i met in the net said he is from UK, but when i verified his IP, he is not from UK. plus i haven't seen him also in the net, he just shared 3 pictures that really looks like a very decent person and businessman. i really thank God i was saved.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
3 Nov 12
There a 50% chance that he's a scammer because if the pattern of what he's doing. Lots of red flags that should be checked into. If he's not a scammer, then definitely something is up, like maybe he's someone that your student already knows and is just fishing for some info from her to be used against her or someone else later on. The biggest red flag for me is the 3 years of constant chatting and yet she hasn't seen his face online, real time.
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
yeah.. 3 years and still, she believed this guy. for a total of 1095 days or more, this Indian guy never ever found a computer even for rent to chat to her cam to cam.
@Shavkat (66202)
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
If the person has the identity of being swindlers, it will stuck in the mind of people close to you. The life will be miserable for you knowing that you can cheat them anytime. They can not give full trust on you for carrying a bad reputation. The way he talks seems like really a scam, be alert about it.
• Indonesia
3 Nov 12
many scammer out there, just be careful. No recent pictures can be evidence as he was a scammer. But, based my experience, recent picture can be duplicated by photoshop. I donot know it to much, but technology can make every thing become possible. Technology can make as many duplicate identity if we want.