In the case of Mutombo and Lawal, of course they never got a gram of gold and instead lost millions of dollars. single_page=true In 2010 several tons of gold imported into the UAE by traders and investors turned out to be fake resulting in millions of dirhams in losses.
According to, Mohamad Shakarchi, Managing Director of Emirates Gold, “a lot of people in the UAE who tried to import gold at lower prices or through dubious overseas companies have been cheated. The gold scammers claim to be established gold merchants or mining companies.
So, how to identify scammers and avoid becoming their victim? You won't be asked a large amount of money in the first message because your reaction will be quite expectable - you will refuse. People who get acquainted in the Internet to find serious relationship readily trust their conversation partners, especially when staying in touch for more than few days, for example, during a month.
Let's first consider the situation from man's point of view, as men most often become scammers' victims.
Kelsey, Diana Anim, Hope Johnson, Jonesley Marcus, Lolita Brown, Laura Dersch, Ayuba Adamu, Rukaya Yussif, Kim Perstenback, Felicia K Walters, Cumisha Jones, Monica Brown, Mary Ellen Wood, Mary Donyaga, Mary Lingerfelt, Ama Donyaga, Safia Mahama, Amina Larie, Felicia Dornyo, Colleen Smith, Ellen Benjamin, Kate James, Tina Grant, Benedicta Richards, Vivian Derek, Mary Andy, Sarah Lopez, Britney Mcdonalds, Joy Jackson, Naomi Pyne, Fiona Price, Sandra Richards, Samed Mahama, Idris Mseidu, Valerie A. She says she's from Michigan but is in Africa collecting antiques for her new business.
Snyder, Jessica Michaels, Jessica Michals, Sheddi, Sarah Adams, Elly Esther Agborkpui, Lily Afunyah, Josie Smith Amma, Asandra, Breatney, Brintney, Brittney, Carrol, Cate, Daina, Diane, Dianna, Eli, Elli, Ellie, Ely, Ester, Iddriss, Idriss, Jassica, Jesica, Jess, Jessicca, Jessyka, Jestica, Kat, Kelcey, Keri, Kerie, Kerrie, Kery, Khim, Kimm, Kym, Kymm, Lili, Lilly, Linde, Lollita, Lynda, Maire, Marie, Marieh, Marriama, Marry, Meri, Merry, Mery, Mina, Naome, Paulin, Paulina, Rukaiya, Safiah, Safiya, Samdra, Sandrah, Tinaa, Tinna, Valery, Viviana, Viviane Kanada-Highway #106, Accra, Ghana, 00233 P. Some of the cities she's listed herself in are Lansing, MI, Farmington, MI, Flint, MI, and Midland, MI.
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And even those who have read the warning take it carelessly being sure of their ability to identify scammers and avoid harm.
Many people sincerely believe that they can't be scammed in the Internet because it is not the real life where one can steal a wallet out of a pocket or take money at gunpoint.
Gregg (USA) Report N2 (added on November, 2, 2007) 1st contact 10-24-07, via singlesnet. told her I could get phone card here cheaper and transfer card to her. Wants to marry me needs thousand dollars for passport and travel papers and for me to book a fight for her online.
states she lives in New York is 94 yrs old and want to talk to me.(I have noticed from past dealings with these scammers. Next two (2) letters tries to convince me transfered phone card won't work. Gives me a totally different name a long with an address to send money. Told her I needed full name, address, dob and phone number to book on line flight.
Evidently, he and Houston based oil executive Kase Lawal were beguiled into believing that they could purchase around million worth of the precious metal at a hugely discounted price to the prevailing global market price from dealers in the African country of Kenya.