What do the scammers look like? A lot less good looking than the photos they steal.

http://scamsurvivors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1861 has an entire rogues’ gallery of real scammer photos.  Check it out if you want to see what the person talking to you REALLY looks like.  We call them “Mug(u) shots”.  Here’s why.  Scammers refer to their victims as magas.  It means “fool”.  If they want to insult you, then they’ll call you a mugu.  That means “big fool”.  So “mug(u) shots” is a play on “mugu” and “mug shots”.