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Please Sign the Pettion    Change.org
Responsibilities Required From Social Media Regarding Romance Scamming
If this petition gets enough signatures, the Government will do more to hold the social & dating sites accountable and make them responsible for not doing enough to keep the scammers off thier sites. So please sign it TODAY!
Featured this week:    michaelgreenman27@yahoo.com
Last 5 Scammers Added
pmattew2@gmail.com
dereklaw2110@gmail.com
jamesmiles144@gmail.com
melvinroland13@gmail.com
rsanderss315@gmail.com
About Us and Our Mission
Pig Busters was officially started on July 4th, 2008. A day we like to call Independence Day From Scammers. Our Mission is to increase scammer awareness and warn as many people as we can. Since our beginning, we have accumulated 10's of 1000's of scammers and the list is growing every day.
Pics are not the real scammers
Unless noted, pictures shown are not the actual scammers. They are innocent people that most likely don't know they are being used by scammers. If you find your pictures listed & would like them removed, please Contact us & we will be glad to remove them & also let you know where we found them being used by scammers.
Scamming is a BIG Business
Scammers net millions if not billions of dollars each year world wide. IC3 reports that in 2009, Americans lost almost 560 million dollars to scams. Scammers take advantage of honest, hard working people looking for people that are lonely or recently had a tragedy in their life and play with their emotions.
How could I be so stupid
After getting scammed, many people ask the question "how could I be so stupid". The answer is, you're not. Scammers learn how to play on people's emotions and especially their concern for others. They will take as long as they think they need to gain your trust then the so-called problems they encounter will suddenly begin.
There are countless suicides because someone believed they were loved only to get very emotionally hurt and/or lose their life savings
Do these scammers look like they care?
Do not end up in jail
Every day, innocent people end up in jail and have criminal records for life because they did something illegal when they actually thought they were helping someone. Cashing bogus checks or money orders then sending that money overseas is a crime whether you are aware you are committing a crime or not.
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.
Terrorists
Terrorists
A thank you from the terrorists    Read More
Dramatization - We give big thanks to the web sites that allow us to flood their site with our fake profiles (you know who you are). Your disregard for member safety & your hunger for member numbers to boast about enables us to reach the 1000's of innocent peoples we scam so we have more money to terrorize the world
Terrorists
Terrorists
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Site Moderator    6/2/2017
No, you are not too suspicious. My general rule is... everyone is a potential scammer until they prove otherwise, not the other way around. When you have been on a site for a while, you will recognize all the signs. My other advice is do not reply right away. Copy the profile and the picture. Search the picture and the profile content before you begin communicating.
Anonymous    6/2/2017
Site Moderator, thank you for your tips! I changed it to all of the US, age 57-80, than did a name search they use first names only and this Romance scammer Lance came up twice, does he have 2 accounts with the same name and picture, Lance, Newport Beach, CA? Instagram is officially a picture hosting site and nothing such can be set. Scammers get in contact with members through direct messages. One can not accept, ignore or block. Warning signs are always when they want to move off Instagram for chats very fast like Hangouts, but one can block on Hangouts too! Many ask for cell number to text but I never given it. A warning sign is also if they ask a lot of questions and don`t tell much about themselves, like one today so I will check the first name and the pictures here again! Maybe I am too suspicious?
Site Moderator    6/1/2017
Anyone who joins a dating site can spot the same pictures... widen your search area to anywhere, last online within the last year, 10 years younger and 10 years over your age. You will be surprised how many pictures appear more than once. A real guy would have no reason to have more than one profile or a profile in different cities and different ages. Always search his dating profile name (to see if he has already been reported) and his email address, if you do not have an email address, search his name because scammers often use the same or similar names and search his messages, especially if they sound too good to be true.
Anonymous    6/1/2017
The CapricornLoves eBook was right that romance scammers are everywhere! I joined a dating site last evening and the second set of matches had a familiar face on it! LOL I known him from Instagram as a contractor living in NJ, working now in Korea, called himself Jeff and he was the first who asked me for an iTunes card! I forgiven him the request I never paid it, when he apologized but I stopped chatting with him, but suddenly he contacted me a week ago in May on Instagram with a new account and new set of pictures even I recognized some which he posted me in chat in March! He than quickly deleted all pictures and changed his account to private. On this dating site his name is Lance and he is a chemical engineer and lives in Newport Beach, CA! Yes, I reported the iTunes card man to the dating site. So far I have not found his picture here but I keep looking, I thought I seen it before? Never had his email address so one cannot search by it here either. The name he used in March didn`t display any results either. I found him! Scrolled through 74 pages here, his Pig Busters ID is 596448 he is in Ghana used william.luke94@yahoo.com as email address and this entry is from Nov 25 2014! He uses the same pic on the dating site!
123456    6/1/2017
When it says location pending does this mean you know where,r hat scammer is?
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We have a ZERO tolerance for showing a lack of respect for other Members, especially referring to scam victims as stupid, ignorant, idiot, etc. This is cause for immediate deletion of your account with no warning or notification. Please be respectful towards others
Regardless of what you may see on web cam, Skype, etc. the people in the pictures are NOT the scammers so please be respectful and avoid personal attacks, name-calling, vulgarity, or offensive comments including the scammer and especially the pictures as they are innocent people and in most cases, do not know their pictures are used by scammers
Do not post addresses, phone numbers, company names or anything that is considered personally identifiable information. A scammer may have a US phone number today but an innocent person could be assigned that number in the future. Post phone numbers like this 555-555-xxxx hiding the last four numbers
Do not post comments of a sexual nature or content of any kind
Due to spamming, comments with links to web sites will not be posted
Do not post the same comment on every scammer profile using the same pic(s). Post it only on one scammer profile
If you violate these rules your comment will be deleted and if you continue to violate the rules your account will be deleted with no warning or notification
Procedures to search, add, & report scammers
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Never trust a phone number
If someone gives you a phone number starting with 4470, it is a link number that connects you with anywhere in the world, but not to a real UK number. Link services are also available with U.S. area codes so never rely on a phone number for a true location.
The Scam Police
There is no such thing as Scam Police or ScamPolice. Cashing fake checks/money orders or receiving products then reshipping overseas can be a criminal offense. The REAL police can't do anything to scammers, so that just leaves you to take the blame.
From mass emails to web sites
About 30 years ago, the only way scammers could operate was through mass emails. In the mid 80's, they were called "Yahoo Boys" as opposed to "scammers". Today, scammers have a much better way to reach more people on a more personal level through social networking and dating web sites.
A Special Thank You
All of us here at Pig Busters would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to those of you who support this web site and its mission to increase scammer awareness by your positive comments, sharing your experiences and reporting scammers to us so the information can be posted to warn others.
Mean, cold and heartless
Like the terrorists above, scammers are not the "nice guys" they make themselves appear to be. When they don't get what they want from you, they can be very mean and many times threatening. Usually threats are their last attempt to try and intimidate you into sending them money.
They love you then need you
Scammers will tell you they have fallen in love with you within the first few messages or chats. They want to come be with you but all of a sudden, some crisis happens and they don't have the money, can't get to the money or for some other false reasons, you are the only person that can help them.
Chat with me
One of the first things a scammer will do is to try and get you away from the site to chat with them on instant messenger. Scammers try to work very fast in most cases and IM is much faster than conversating through emails and web site messages.
Read my profile
One of the biggest advantages scammers have is that many, many people do not read profiles. They get so taken by that "good looking" guy or girl who sent them a message, they immediately focus on communication without even looking at the profile.
I want to send you a surprise
NEVER give your personal information to anyone you meet on a social networking or dating site. These days, it is just too dangerous. If you are talking to anyone who does not understand this, that should be a big red flag. Even if they want to "send you something, a surprise". This is a very common tactic used by scammers to get your information.
I want you to do me a favor
Another thing that is very popular with scammers is that they will want to send you items like clothes, shoes, cell phones, lap top computers and many other items. They will then want you to repackage them and ship the items to them so they can resell them. Don't do it. The items are always purchased with stolen credit card information.
About the social and dating sites
Pig Busters is not on any of the social or dating sites and are not a member of any group on the social or dating sites. We do have old profiles on some sites and the sites refuse to remove them but we are not active and cannot even access the accounts. If anyone contacts you from a social or dating site or a group on a social or dating site claiming to be Pig Busters, it is not us. We have Members of You're IT! and Scam Busters on Pig Busters that help by reporting scammers to us they find on other sites but we do not use the sites in any form to promote You're IT! or Pig Busters and we do not promote or recommend any social or dating web sites.

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