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Where can you find a list of names used by scam artists?

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Many websites provide lists of names that scam artists use, including Art Quest, Consumer Fraud Reporting and Dating n More. Scam artists use these names for romance scams, Nigerian scams and art scams. However, con artists constantly make up new names, so even if a suspicious person's name is not on the list, he might still be a scam artist.

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Art Quest has a list of the names and email addresses of people who have sent illegitimate emails about buying art or who have tried to scam others out of money or art. Users can add names to this list as needed. The website also includes information about how cashier's check scams and postal money order scams work.

Consumer Fraud Reporting has an alphabetized list of names that scam artists use in money transfer and bank account frauds. This list includes the names of individuals, nonexistent companies and government agencies, as well as exact phrases that some of the scams use.

Dating n More has information about romance scams, including the addresses and names of Nigerian scammers and the dating profile descriptions that Russian scam artists use. The website also has sample introduction letters of Russian scammers, examples of the spam they use and information about how they operate. There is also a database of pictures that romance scammers use, which the website updates frequently.

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