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    Default How to Spot a scammer here at Babpips

    Seen as how there is one here every second day ,some tips on how to spot them would be useful

    1.They use a full proper first and surname as to seem legit and trustworthy.

    2. They use a google image search for "handsome man in shiny shirt" and use the photo as their avatar.

    3.They say they work or worked in finance in some major Bank in some sort of trading position and now work for themselves.

    4.They start a thread offering advice out of the goodness of the hearts to show how the pro`s do it .

    5.Anybody that questions the intentions ,be it nicely or not they are banned from the thread and the scammer goes on the defensive

    6.The posts themselves will be nothing new and just one of many strategies out there that everyone has seen before .

    7. Lots of posters with 1-5 posts appear to comment on said thread stating its a bloddy great thread and oh my god you are so good to help us all out and we are all watching.

    8.After a while a twitter or web page will appear to follow trades in real time

    9. Said scammer will then be inundated with followers and people wanting to make $$$$$$

    10. They are then told ,I dont have the time to this anymore or its costing me money so im going to start a small subscription for anyone who wants to continue observing my trades .

    11.The suckers pay up

    12.The money and said scammer relocate to another forum or return to same one with a new I.D. and the cycle begins again

    Feel free to add more ....

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    Definitely you included most of the true points but I am not agree with you for this point "They use a google image search for "handsome man in shiny shirt" and use the photo as their avatar." Most of the real users use their own photo as well.
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    hmmmmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by chching View Post
    Seen as how there is one here every second day ,some tips on how to spot them would be useful

    1.They use a full proper first and surname as to seem legit and trustworthy.

    2. They use a google image search for "handsome man in shiny shirt" and use the photo as their avatar.

    3.They say they work or worked in finance in some major Bank in some sort of trading position and now work for themselves.

    4.They start a thread offering advice out of the goodness of the hearts to show how the pro`s do it .

    5.Anybody that questions the intentions ,be it nicely or not they are banned from the thread and the scammer goes on the defensive

    6.The posts themselves will be nothing new and just one of many strategies out there that everyone has seen before .

    7. Lots of posters with 1-5 posts appear to comment on said thread stating its a bloddy great thread and oh my god you are so good to help us all out and we are all watching.

    8.After a while a twitter or web page will appear to follow trades in real time

    9. Said scammer will then be inundated with followers and people wanting to make $$$$$$

    10. They are then told ,I dont have the time to this anymore or its costing me money so im going to start a small subscription for anyone who wants to continue observing my trades .

    11.The suckers pay up

    12.The money and said scammer relocate to another forum or return to same one with a new I.D. and the cycle begins again

    Feel free to add more ....
    I know who your referring to ... ... but Iam not gonna mention his name
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    Hmmm, so we identified a scammer, but we not gonna tell who it is??

    Great help!! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chching
    2. They use a google image search for "handsome man in shiny shirt" and use the photo as their avatar.
    Well I've got the handsome man in a not so shiny shirt thing going for me but that's it, 1/12 is not too bad.

    There's an easy way of identifying the scammers that is 100% foolproof, it works every single time without fail. If you want to know, just write me a small cheque made payable to "Definitely Legitimate & Not A Scam Ltd." & I'll reveal all the hidden secret of the universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdeFX View Post
    Hmmm, so we identified a scammer, but we not gonna tell who it is??

    Great help!! ;-)
    Iam not sure if he is yet ... waiting for the right time
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    Forgot the bit about posting copy and paste from their website, so I can search it and put a Let Me Goolge that For You link back to it.

    The subject matter is most usually profound bull.
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    it is very easy, who are promoting forex robot forex and other products.

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    It's not me.....i'm not a scammer

    Although...I may become desperate in due course!

    I do have a live twitter account though and a website which is a working progress, although trades are updated at the end of the day - not quite in real time.
    Last edited by Jezzode; 12-01-2012 at 10:16 AM.
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