Pig Busters Scammer Awareness...The BEST Defense
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Warn your friends
Scammer awareness is the only defense we have against these criminals. If you are on a social network or dating site and one of your friends is on the friends list of someone you know that has been verified as a scammer, please tell them or let us know and we will tell them for you. We have had many people who were scammed tell us "I wish someone had warned me".
Victim Testimony
Scam Victim
I wish I had known about this site last year. My daughter and her husband tried to warn me about the guy but I wouldn't listen. If I had seen the information you have about scammers needing money for his "hotel bills" I probably would not have sent the money.
Victim Testimony
Scam Victim
Nobody told me about James, I didn't even know a site like this existed. His stories were almost word for word what you have in some of your scammer messages. I thought because he was a paying member he was legit. Probably scammed that from someone too!
Don't "mind your own business" then have to live with the guilt
Most of us at one time or another have seen our friends doing something that could get them into trouble but we tell ourselves "it's none of my business" or "they won't listen to me". There is also a saying that goes "you don't know unless you try". Wouldn't you rather try to warn someone and be able to say "at least I tried" instead of doing nothing and ending up thinking "I could have done something".
Most of the time when someone is scammed, they lose money, are angry and hurt emotionally but they do get over it, learn from it and move on. But there have been those who have been scammed to the point that they lost everything they worked for or the emotional damage was so great, they ended up committing suicide. One important question: How many people saw what was going on but decided to "mind their own business".
We will say it again, if you think one of your friends is dealing with a scammer, tell them. If they don't want to listen or you don't want to get involved, please tell us and we will tell them.

Try not to get so wrapped up in a picture of someone that you ignore inconsistencies, flags and warning signs