Hi, Could you tell me if a pict of Jonh XXXXX XXXXX is a scam ? Thank you very much Gabriella
I'm chatting an exchange mails with someone telling me he's the general John XXXXXX XXXXX.
His identifications were:
1. on Nonoh (free calls)ID: "robertallen736" Oklahoma USA, birth date Friday, December 03 1954
2. on skype ID: "john.allen736" Kabul Afganistan
3. on mail: John Robert
Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Telling you if this is a scam just by a name or a picture is impossible. Scams are identified by the facts of what has happened. Could you please tell me what has happened so far?
I'm chatting an exchange mails with someone telling me he's the general John XXXXXX XXXXX.His identifications were:1. on Nonoh (free calls)ID: "robertallen736" Oklahoma USA, birth date Friday, December 03 19542. on skype ID: "john.allen736" Kabul Afganistan3. on mail: John Robert <XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX>
Has he asked you to do anything yet?
It is too early to say if this is a scam or not but I can give you pointers that you can use to evaluate this relationship and see how it progresses and if it starts to look like a scam
can I retire the picture please? in order to not leave it on Internet. Perhaps is a true private pic
As mentioned, the main way to identify such scams is not by tracing the person, which would often be impossible, but by looking at the overall situation and identifying certain red flags or other known hallmarks. The most common ones are:
If the above looks familiar, chances are that the person you are involved with is a fraudster and you need to proceed with extreme caution. I strongly suggest you follow these steps:
As to the photo, this is the real Gen Allen (you can also see him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Allen) but I VERY VERY much doubt that this is the man who has contacted you and that the real General will be contacting random strangers online. This is a scam
Can I know where the Gen Allen is now ? He told me he come to Afhanistan
Unlikely. This will be classified army information. I have seen these scams before - this is not for real, especially when they use such high ranking officers
He seems bored at work. He's divorced and is searching for a new woman
well as mentioned this is highly unlikely but if you want you can cautiously continue to correspond with him and see where he takes this. If any of the information I supplied above starts to look familiar, then you know this is a scam.
When can I found the private information concerning him, for exemole, is he divorced ? has he a son at about 30 year
you won't find that information out. But maybe you should read this first:
Ok Thanks. Now what's next
Simply stop any dealings with this person.
But he asks me be patient have trust and faith about him.
Of course he would, they always do that. You can do as you wish, this is definitely a scam but it is you who makes the final decision
What can I ask you as trust piece in order to identify him. Perhaps he's honest
From the information you have - nothing. The best way to identify him is to slowly take this further and wait for any red flags to appear. I have listed the most common ones above
ok, but I didn't found a something specific.
you will never find anything specific unless you meet this person. Until then you have to evaluate how this situation is progressing and spotting the red flags - trust me that is the only way to identify scams
How could I contact you later, in the futher if new acts appear
in the same way you posted this quesiton...just ensure that at the beginning you write 'for Ben Jones only'
He plans to come see me, how proceed ?
Let him...just be careful when he starts asking you to help him with coming over. There could be all sorts of reasons, but NEVER send him any money
without money, what he may expected from me ?
It is uncommon to ask for anything else, but be careful not to disclose any sensitive personal information, such as passport numbers, etc
and my financial situation, assets. money, social position, origin ?
these are not that sensitive, but bank details will be so keep those to yourself
It's possible to have a sound comparation: his voice on skape and an official meeting of the true person in Internet ?
you can do that if you want but this is not something we can do for you.
Ok, but where can I have this ?
I can't say this is a very specialist thing to have done and will cost a bit of money - I can tell you it is not worth it in the circumstances
Ok thank you very much. Have a nice day.
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Thank you very much, Howw can I call you first ?
this is an online service but you can contact me as mentioned earlier - pout my name at the beginning of your question
And if I'm sure to need further help, what doing?, do I choose thease options of service, too ?
Sorry not sure what you mean
You've writen me : Unless you need further help, I would be grateful if you could please quickly click ....
So, if I'm sure to need further help, what doing?
this refers to help right now - for example if you had another quesiton you wanted to ask now. You can still come back to me even when you finish this conversation and rate it
Ok thank you, Glad to talk with you. Bye