A Dating Scammer Profile

Sun, Jan 10, 2010

Online Dating Scams

What does a dating scammer profile look like and how can you identify the profile of a dating scammer?

The photo on the left is one of almost a dozen of the same man and I simply downloaded it from stock.xchng.

This man is not a scammer but how easy would it be for me to create a dating profile and place this picture on the profile?

What if we then started chatting online and I sent you the other photo’s of him … would you be convinced the photos are of me? The correct answer is … probably, yes.

A comment was left on my blog post what is an online dating scam leaving a scammers name. Before allowing the comment I checked on the name given and it took all of 2 seconds to recognise the profile as a scammer.

How did I know this? How did I find her profile? All the commenter left was the name of the scammer and which dating website he met her on.

I simply used copy and paste to put her name into google search and it returned just 2 results, one for ChristianSinglesNet and one for Connecting Singles.

This doesn’t sound bad, only two web pages mention that name and both are dating site profiles, nothing wrong with that.

Before we get into her profile I want to say the commenter who was scammed by this person is not a stupid person, like so many he is simply open hearted and trusting, looking for someone special and reading profiles with rose tinted glasses and a lack of knowledge.

He should have read Behaviour patterns of online dating scammers but like most victims you don’t google dating scammers until it’s too late.

So back to the job at hand, I then clicked on the first profile link for this “woman” (who knows could be a man?) and this is what I found:

Laila        Member Name: Laila2g9 (1)

African American / Black, 31,

Single – Never Married  (2)

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Personal Details
Gender:     Female
Age:     31 (9-Apr-1978)
Race:     African American / Black
Marital Status:     Single – Never Married
Children:     0
Religion:     Christian
Drinking:     Non-alcoholic beverages only
Smoking:     Never
Food:     American
Occupation:    Banking / Finance (4)
Education:     High school
Interests:     Arts / Crafts
Music – Christian / Gospel
Music – Pop / R&B
Eye Color:     Brown
Hair Color:     Brown
Body Type:     Athletic / Fit
Height:     5’06″ – (167 cm)

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General Information
My name is Laila Amidu,I am 31years Old,I am Single (five
years ago)
(2), Fair, dark black hair, brown eyes, 5′ 6″, 121
lbs..,L(3)ong Hair and a healthy Lady. I am self-sufficient,
Beautiful, happy, secure, self-confident, psychologically
aware, emotionally and financially secure. and working as a
Waiter In a Local Restaurant
(4) ,i email me i will tell u more (5)
my long name is my id and here is my email address
./Laila2g9 /at /yahoo /dot /com/ am Living with my
grandMom.i will tell u more about me (5)

My name is Laila Amidu,I am 31years Old,I am Single (five
years ago), Fair, dark black hair, brown eyes, 5′ 6″, 121
lbs..,Long Hair and a healthy Lady. I am self-sufficient,
Beautiful, happy, secure, self-confident, psychologically
aware, emotionally and financially secure. and working as a
Waiter In a Local Restaurant,i email me i will tell u more
my long name is my id and here is my email address
./Laila2g9 /at /yahoo /dot /com/ am Living with my
grandMom.i will tell u more about me

Looking for
i will tell u when we meet onlinei will tell u when (6) we meet
onlinei will tell u when we meet onlinei will tell u when we
meet onlinei will tell u when we meet onlinei will tell u
when we meet onlinei will tell u when we meet onlinei will
tell u when we meet onlinei will tell u when we meet onlinei
will tell u when we meet online

The parts in bold are where we need to look. Look at the numbers I have inserted and let’s go through it one by one.

1. Laila2g9 – google the username. Not just this one, any profile you look at, scammers tend to use the same username on all the sites they join and Laila2g9 is no exception.

Clicking the first link (Matchmaker dating site) we see that Laila still claims to be black African but her photo is a dark haired white skinned lady (bit of a give away), it also looks like a models photo so I would run it through a reverse image search engine. She has also moved from San Antonio to Adrian. On other sites she moves to Massachusetts and even to Ireland, all in the same year because her age never changes.

Also pick out a sentence and google it in quote marks .. I chose a sentence which I knew wasn’t written by the person copying and pasting the profile information … like this “happy, secure, self-confident, psychologically aware, emotionally and financially secure” (the quote marks make google look for the exact same phrase). What I found was a profile for ralleylove on … please people do a little searching before being scammed.

Sound familiar?

My name is Regina,i am 32 years Old,I am Single (five years ago), Black, dark black hair, brown eyes, 5′ 9″, 141 lbs.,Long Hair and a healthy Lady. I am self-sufficient, Beautiful, happy, secure, self-confident, psychologically aware, emotionally and financially secure. and working as a Waiter In a Local Resturant,am Living with my Mom and Dad in a Logging house

I stopped clicking links at 34 profiles with this same paragraph, they simply changed the name and age (some profiles are for men removing references to lady) … there are actually 16 pages of search results with this same paragraph on various profiles and every one is a scammer.

2. States single never married but then says she has been single for 5 years! People who are seriously looking for a relationship take time to write their profile (good way to find the players too) so this sort of mistake should be taken seriously.

3. Quick quiz … why do scammers so often have capital letters in the middle of sentences?  Answer ….. translation software.

It Looks like this, With capital Letters in very Strange Places.

This is something I found out through online discussions with my husband. His first language is Arabic so of course he has to look up some words in a translation tool. Each single word he translates starts with a capital letter.

Try it, go to , translate some basic single words from English to Arabic and back to English. This is what you will see:


See how they all begin with capital letters … watch out for it on profiles, capitals in the middle of sentences = translation = English not their first language.

4. She works in the banking/finance sector but also as a waiter (not waitress) in a local restaurant .. the global recession must have hit bankers harder than we thought or she can’t remember where she works.

So this lady doesn’t know whether she is single or divorced and is confused about where she works … come on people they are huge red flags.

5. Writing sentences that make no sense within the paragraph. This is simply due to copy and paste.  Remember scammers are working in a foreign language so when they are sent a script to copy and paste they have no idea where to start or stop, so they just copy and paste what they see … would you know where the end of a sentence written in Chinese is?

6. Repeating the same thing over and over again Repeating the same thing over and over again Repeating the same thing over and over again Repeating the same thing over and over again Repeating the same thing over and over again – about 90% of the scammers profiles I reject on my dating website have at least one paragraph like this.

If you are chatting to anyone you met online please read 5 tips to spot a nigerian dating scammer, it’s better to give a little offence to a genuine person than get caught by a dating scammer.

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4 Responses to “A Dating Scammer Profile”

  1. matt@find christian friends Says:

    I actually think some companies make fals profile to attract potential custoemr for example I registered for a few dating online sites and there was the exact profile in all three of the dating sites, hmm suspicous!


    • Sally Says:

      Hi Matt

      Some people simply copy and paste their profile info into the different sites they use. Most online daters join 3-4 dating sites .. which is quite funny because you laregely meet the same people on all the sites.

      But yes, many sites create profiles themselves to make the site look busier. If you google dating profile+cost you sill see all the requests from dating site owners asking for 200 or 500 profiles to be produced.


  2. Christine Yuna@Lose Weight Says:

    This is certainly something that is very common on some dating sites. I still feel that meeting the people upfront is still the best instead of relying on the internet which can be very suspicious.


  3. Roger @ ubiquiti rocket Says:

    Not sure if I should be commenting for this, but I enjoyed reading this post :D Sometimes I think blogs should all have “Like” buttons.


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