Reading the language...  

whoisagentj 49M
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6/25/2019 8:15 am

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6/26/2019 6:37 am

Reading the language...


As I was talking in my last post, I had a person that I was talking to and in the early rounds of conversation, the person at first seemed to be genuine. Later the conversation broke into short answers and then the person disappeared abruptly. In one of the replies I got back it got me to thinking that sometimes, while things seem real at first, it can develop into where people are trying to gain confidence into thinking that they might be real when in fact they are a fake, scammer, or outright fraud.

So I decided to share some ideas that might help the reader know when there are dealing with a fake.

1. Run on sentences.
The first thing I normally catch with someone who I can easily spot as a fake from another country is that when a person sends you a message, or they reply to your message that they will type and type and type and rarely end a sentence. For example:

"Hi Agent J. I saw your profile and I am looking for a man who I can love and respect and have a relationship with so I can fall in love, then we can have and our lives will be perfect together, plus I want to know a man who is kind and generous and willing to give of himself and love and feelings....etc..."

And that one paragraph drolls on for another five minutes. That person's thought pattern cannot break up their own thoughts. If you see this, that's a red flag.

2. Broken English.
You've seen this before right? The message that a person sends and it's like:

"Hi I'm Bibi. I want to be sex with u. Can you send me message back so I talk with u?"

Ummm, yeah, unless you just moved to an English speaking country and you are still learning the language, this is not going to work at all. And it's indicative of a big red flag. Or you'll see a message and while it seems almost correct, there's one word that in the sentence it just doesn't fit. The English sentence is almost correct, but there is just one word that it just seems off that the person sent to you that doesn't make sense. Or the typed a sentence missing a word that would have made sense to put into the sentence:

"Hi Agent J. I happened to read profile, wanted to reach out to you."

You mean you happened to read my profile.

When someone sends you something like this, it raises the hackles on the back of my neck seeing stuff like this. These are tell tale signs and big red flags screaming fake. Also, be aware that some of these fakes are using Google Translate to write sentences. Now you should be able to spot this easily because Google Translate is broken somewhat, and some translations from one language to English, it will not give a proper translation, but the fakes will copy and paste it, expecting you to think that they are real. So then when you call them out on their bad English, they pretend and say "I just come from X country, Eglish not so good."

Be aware of bad grammar and broken English.

3. Words spelled incorrectly.
Ok maybe a word or two fat fingered, I can understand. But multiple words? That's a problem.

4. Incorrect pronouns.
This is when people use your and you're incorrectly, or even put the wrong pronoun in a sentence that doesn't even make sense.

5. Garbled thought patterns
This could be where the person is talking about one thing and then go completely on to another topic with no warning.

6. Not answering questions.
This is my worst pet peeve of the bunch. When you ask a question to someone and they completely ignore it. Has nothing to do with the English language but it does have to do with communicating with the English language. If you ask someone a question, if you ignore that, it becomes confusing. I swear, sometimes I have to control my anger when it comes to this, because after they have ignored answering it, and I say "You didn't answer my question" and they reply back "What was your question?" and I want to reply back "ARE YOU FUCKING STUPID? Read the question I sent you above you idiot!" There is a message chain! Go back and re-read what I sent you!

Probably the worst of the red flags out there.

Bottom line...if you pay attention to what is sent to you, spotting a fake can be so easy.

Who can you call on to save the day?

Why none other than...


Agent


firebird9743 99M  
91 posts
6/25/2019 1:55 pm

fakes will blow themselves off - scammers keep coming even after you blow them off


whoisagentj replies on 6/26/2019 6:37 am:
Agreed.

ltrskr 71M  
3437 posts
6/25/2019 11:23 am

    Quoting firebird9743:
    you have to differentiate between fakes and scammers - fakes are an annoyance scammers are a danger
They r all the same and all need to be treated as dangerous!


whoisagentj replies on 6/25/2019 12:06 pm:
Agreed 100 percent.

ltrskr 71M  
3437 posts
6/25/2019 11:16 am

Some good points!
Most of the broken English comes from the robots!
The use of the word "soulmate" is the first clue of a scammer, best to just delete and move on!
Something I realized long ago, with all the robots, web crawlers, scammers and fakes hitting this site and most others constantly,even if every one on this site, blocked and reported every one of them they received it would still be like putting an ice cube on u roof to prevent Global Warming!

Some need to be, but for the most part a waste of time!


whoisagentj replies on 6/25/2019 12:06 pm:
Well, it might be your opinion, and it may be true, but the more people report them, the more people are aware and they can't use that profile anymore. The best way to find a fake or a scammer...if you check a person's photo's. Many people post on people's photos and it's the one where people can't remove comments so easily. So if you see a post where someone says they are a fake or a scammer, it's a good indicator that they are indeed.

firebird9743 99M  
91 posts
6/25/2019 9:53 am

you have to differentiate between fakes and scammers - fakes are an annoyance scammers are a danger


whoisagentj replies on 6/25/2019 12:02 pm:
I know. I shouldn't lump them together, but they are both cut from the same cloth, with the exception that one cloth is scratchy wool, and the other is made from barbed wire dipped in dung.

eroticgolem 51M
39 posts
6/25/2019 8:42 am

This is a great and well-thought out dissertation on the linguistics of fakes.
What I get are messages from women half my age, usually from this country asking me to be their "soulmate."
And by the way, they all love sunsets and god.


whoisagentj replies on 6/25/2019 9:06 am:
If I had a dollar for every woman asking me to be their "soulmate" or for every "I love sunsets" and how they love god, I'd be a freaking millionaire.

whoisagentj 49M
6035 posts
6/25/2019 8:16 am

With that said, I gotta cut this blog short, my work is killing me today. What issues drive you crazy?

Who can you call on to save the day?

Why none other than...


Agent


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