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August 07, 2017, 09:43:35 PM
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Red flags usually raise when i'm dealing with certain nations. Which nations do you feel a majority of scammers are coming from?
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August 07, 2017, 09:53:14 PM
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Philippines,  China, Vietnam, and I think France is well represented.   This is a sticky question,  because
the answers are going to be accused of racism and so forth.  I've seen a lot of scammers come
from Asia...but the US, Canada, and all of N.America have produced scammers.  Master-P was
Canadian (i think), pirateat40 was American.   But these no engrish scammy fucks you see daily here,
well,  a lot are from asia.

Oh yeah, forgot about Nigeria and India.
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August 07, 2017, 10:53:33 PM
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I can't say I have statistics behind anything, so this is tentative, but I would be more wary of third world countries.  My reasoning:

1.  Poorer people are more desperate and have a stronger incentive to steal.
2.  Bitcointalk is an easy way to scam people from richer countries (Westerners), because it might take some effort to take scammed digital USD and convert it into their national currency.

However, if you exercise normal precautions (always dealing with escrow, avoiding reversible transfer systems such as PayPal unless it's 100% necessary), there is no need to consider a person's country in your assessment of whether they are a scammer.

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August 07, 2017, 10:56:55 PM
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It depends on what type of scams you're talking about.

I know for a fact that India is at the forefront of fake rep (through telephone) scamming, impersonating everything from Microsoft to IRS employees.
It is most unfortunate that many people do fall for such scams.

   
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August 07, 2017, 11:13:54 PM
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1.  Poorer people are more desperate and have a stronger incentive to steal.

Gotta agree that its third world but i dont think the main reason is because they are poor rather they are smart and they already know how to manipulate the system in the web. Cause hacking needs a lot investment also. Its not typically in the movies that even normal person could hack it with just some basic knowledge. Furtheremore in general scammers tend to be in a suit rather than in a torned clothing.

                                     
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August 07, 2017, 11:47:25 PM
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The known ones are mostly from "3rd World" classificated countries. The ones I've seen on the internet are mostly from India, Indonesia, Philippines, Nigeria.
Had some items for sale, got a text message from an unknown number which was the known Nigeria scam scheme.
I've also had my PayPal account accessed and had funds stolen from an IP in Indonesia.
Had some cases where Steam, Origin and other online accounts had break-in attempts from Indonesia, Russia and Philippines.
Also, I was faced with a known scam scheme here in Greece which would "freeze" your computer and ask for Bitcoin or some sort of gift cards because your computer was found to have interfered in illegal activities, it was made that way that it looked like the Police Cyber crime locked your PC.I think it was based somewhere in North Africa. Happened on a Chromebook I had.






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August 08, 2017, 12:00:34 AM
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I don't want to mention certain countries, because there are lot of scammers in majority of countries can be found. I would like to divide types of scamming by countries. If we talk about 3rd world countries, many people are making scams here to earn for a living. They creating unprofessional investment schemes, extorting money and scamming people by selling stuff without having it.
If we talk about average and rich countries, basically, scammers are doing same things, but more professional and at bigger scale. Here people are trying not just to earn money, but earn for luxurious living.

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August 08, 2017, 12:01:50 AM
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Please, let's not discriminate... Scams come from everywhere! Roll Eyes
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November 11, 2017, 08:39:26 PM
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most of them...china
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November 12, 2017, 04:00:49 AM
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china. they have a lots of scammers. they're good in using internet
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November 12, 2017, 12:09:49 PM
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Forgive me, guys from Nigeria, but what I know for sure exactly this country is the place where most scam comes from.

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November 13, 2017, 03:31:54 PM
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In my experience hell a lot of scammers are from Nigeria or China. I haven't encountered scammers from Netherlands but I'm pretty sure they're represent... In the end, scammers are from everywhere around the globe. They just use their PC to scam around and hide themselves.

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November 13, 2017, 04:36:18 PM
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Sorry but i think China
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November 13, 2017, 05:13:45 PM
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Actually scam comes from all over the world. In every ountries you can likely find scammers.
Though it's pretty much in some countries than others, Nigeria is most notorious for scam.

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