Thursday, May 17, 2012
And now here is an alleged Russian woman who contacted me after seeing the profile that I don't have on any internet dating site who also assumes that I am a male. Here is the letter from yet another scammer:
Hello, my friend.
Today when I have received your letter I was very happy. I am very
glad to have such friend as you are. Now I can tell you something
about myself and I expect that you will tell me something interesting, too.
It is glad that I have interested you and as it is glad to our acquaintance.
I will be very glad if you tell about yourself and will send the photos.
I am to find here love and to establish a family.
What you here search, friendship or love and family creation?
Yes I think that it simply remarkably to meet other people.
I wish to know your full name as you know my name.
I live in Russia, in a the big city called Yljanovsk. I was born here and
spent all my life here since my childhood. My city is very
beautiful and it has a long long history. I shall tell you that I was
born on the 30 th of August, in 1981, and now I am 30 years old, I
have blond hair,my eyes are green, my weight is about 54 kg,I am
165 sm tall. I am a girl with lovely smile
and sense of humor. I am not married and I have never been. So I have no
children. But I like these nice little creatures. That's why I work as
a child doctor. I don't have bad habits, I don't smoke, I never
drink, also I haven't ever take drugs as I know that all this is
harm for my health. I take care of myself. And I wish you too. I go in
for sports, in the morning I am jogging, 2 or
3 times a week I go to fitness to keep fit.
I live with my daddy and mum, my mother is already a pensioner and my
father is too, but he works in a security agency, I do not
have brothers or sisters, I am the only child in the family. My mum
and the daddy raised me up in a very strict way and gave me a good
education and taught me much in this life. I was always very
obedient, I liked to study and was never lazy at school, so I was the
best at school. I was interested in History, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and English.
But most of all I
loved English , I've even gone to additional classes to study
English. My teacher always told me that I was an American girl in my
previous life. After school I studied in the Medical University.
Now I work in the hospital and I treat children. I like to
listen to music: classical, rap, pop, and music according to my mood. I
like to read books : detectives and love stories. What are your preferences in
music, literature? do you love to cook? I love cooking. I take in
cooking after my mother. She is a real chief.
What are your values in life? I dream about making a Friendly, Loving
and Strong family . I think that maybe our purposes are similar.
Perhaps you have some more questions to me. Now it's your time to tell
me about yourself. I am waiting so much.
Your Russian friend Mariya.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Here is another email I got from someone who claimed in their first email that they found my profile (that I don't have) online at an internet dating site. of course they don't say which one, and I am on no internet dating website at all. Here is the scammers introductory email.
Hello My dearest one,
how are you doing?I guess nice,Mine weather is a little bit hot over here in Dakar Senegal. My name is miss Veronica .B. William, I'm 25years old girl, from Rep.of Congo in central Africa.
I am 5' 7" tall, Fair in complexion, Single (never married) I am presently residing in the refugee camp here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war that was going on in my country for that reason i am facing so many difficulties in life at my age,
so dear i have to let you know about this so that you will assist me,I would like to know more about you,Your likes and your dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently.
The only person l have now is Rev.Father Godson Mark who is the Reverend father here in the camp he has been very nice to me since i came here. This is the Pastor's Tel number is +221 772 704 308 if you call, tell him that you want to speak with Miss Veronica .B. William,he will send for me in the camp and l will come and speak with you.
In nutshell, My late father Dr.Bona. William was the managing director of Gold and Diamond industry (Limited).But he was killed along side with my mother and my only brother during the long civil war and all our properties was totally destroyed. However, after their death I managed to escape with a very important document (deposit certificate of($4.9 Million US Dollars)in the bank which i am the next of kin to my late father.
Mean while,l am saddled with the problem of securing a trust worthy foreign personality to help me transfer the money over to his country Account and into his possession pending my arrival to meet with him.
Further more,you can contact the bank for confirmation and i will issue a letter of authorization on your name,that will enable the bank to deal with you on my behalf.
After the transfer of the money into your bank account you will send some money for my traveling to come over and meet with you in your country and continue my education.
I am giving you this offers as mentioned with every confidence on your acceptance to assist me or take me as your wife and manage the money.
conclusively i will like you to furnish me with your contact information's,
Conclusively,i wish you send me a reply immediately as soon as you receive this proposal,please reply me for i am grumbling into tears because of present conditions,
Your immediate respond shall be highly appreciated.
Yours for ever
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Sunday, May 6, 2012
I just recently signed up on Christian Mingle and naively thought everyone on there is a Christian. Not so!! I did have some pleasant conversation with one man, but he decided he was looking for someone retired and I think he was honest and up front. I first received a smile from someone(Robert Thompson) in Florida (I live in Calif.), who was widowed, engineer, had 1 son, could move wherever if he found right woman, wrote a lot of philosophical flowery things. He evaded a lot of my questions so I decided to quit writing to him. Shortly after that, I get mail from another man,Robert Montano, same scenario, but he lived in LA. I finally confronted him and asked him if he was the same person who mailed me previously and he totally ignored the question. Red Flag! So I told him I wasn’t interested and wished him well. @ days go by and I get a new mail from another person, different name, lives in NY, widowed, engineer, 1 son, same style of writing, same profile. What a loser! Thank God I didn’t get in any deeper. People – look for the seeds of doubt, those little red flags that pop up! Steer clear!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Here is a letter sent by a reader to warn all of you of Allen Rogers, yet another Nigerian Internet Dating Scammer. Here is the letter:
I’m sorry to admit it, but I too have been a victim of the online dating scam. I met someone on Match.com who claimed to be from Manchester, England. I live in the Detroit area, but this guy, Allen Rogers, claimed to be in my area working on a project. He said he was a structural engineer and builds bridges all over the world. He was just leaving town when I responded to his email on Match back in November, 2011. We have emailed back and forth ever since. He knew the right things to say to keep me going. I’m a single mom, so it’s rare I get any adult attention and conversation beyond work. So I wanted to believe this guy was for real. Long story short, he and his 16 year old daughter left England in February to work on a project in Cape Town, South Africa. He was “awarded” a contract worth $2.5 million to do maintenance work on a bridge there. He sent me the official looking contract. He was there working about one week before he got paid, so he said he went through hundreds of thousands of his personal money paying his team and expenses while he was waiting for the check from the government. When they gave him the check for $2.5 million, he said the banks wouldn’t cash it and it was up to him to fly back to England to cash it. His “daughter” Anita got very ill and he said she now needs surgery on one of her kidneys. I was sick with worry that this little girl needed medical help and he had no money to help her. So I sent them $5,000 to fly home. He called me from the airport when the authorities began yelling and told him he was going nowhere until he paid taxes on the income he made in South Africa. I didn’t hear back from him until late that night saying he and his sick daughter were with the customs authorities insisting he pay them $25,000 in taxes. The authorities took their passports and they went back to the “guest house” where they had stayed prior to the “flight.”
I have no money, but I had a small life insurance policy for my daughter who is 7. I decided to cash it and send them money so that he could pay his taxes and fly home. I wired $30,000 and he would pay me back as soon as he got home and deposited the $2.5 million.
I spoke with him this past Friday when he was at the bank cashing the money I had wired him, and then he was going to the tax officials to pay them off. Friday evening I received an email from his daughter, Anita asking if I’d heard from her Dad as she hadn’t seen him since he left for the bank that morning and it was now 1 am Saturday morning in Cape Town. I was sick with worry that he was robbed and possibly killed. I heard from him Saturday morning say that he was robbed and all the money is gone. That’s when I realized that I was in the middle of something awful. This morning I told him I was about to lose my home (this is how stupid I’ve been). He emailed me back saying that he was able to come up with all but $9,000 to get home. I feel like I’ve participated in something dirty, something terrible. Who knows where my money has gone and if it’s hurting innocent people (sex trade, weapons, drugs, you name it). Ugh! It just sickens me.
The email address Allen uses is: email@example.com
Allen’s cell in the UK: +447700083337
Allen’s cell in South Africa: 01127837669270
Letter from Roger:
Honey,There are so many things I want to tell you and share with you. First and foremost I want to Thank you for you being you. You've added so much to my life, you make me feel things I did'nt think I would ever feel again. it makes me feel wonderful, like I really matter to someone.Getting emails from you excites me, its like I cant wait for another day to come just so I can read what you've said to brighten my day. You've become like the air I breath, I need it everyday for survival. I cant wait to meet some day face to face, a day worth remembering. I thank God daily for answering my prayer-he brought you into my life, now that's worth Celebrating!!!!! I will not come between your personal life and i will always respect your space..Thank for the compliment,now i know you have an idea who i am..Am glad things are going well for you and your funding is up..I wish you luck..For me,i have an urgent 4 weeks Multi-million Bridge maintenance contract that i have been asked to supervise In South Africa..I will keep you posted when the deal has been sealed later today and i will send you my contract approval..But its just for 4 weeks so i will have to see you next month when am done..I need to stop here as i have some meetings and need to go see the managements of Anita's school if they can allow her study online for 4 weeks..If they agree then she can come with me to my next contract..Okay babe..just wanted to say Good morning and keep well..mmmmmwwwwwaaaa
Friday, April 20, 2012
I noticed that quite often the victims who write about their unfortunate encounter of betrayal by a scammer, fail to add pertinent information about the bottom-feeder. Many times once the victim confronts the thief, these ignorant scumbags turn on them and become evil, abrasive with threats and name calling, and, even make threats about your family members.. Please keep this in mind: First and foremost - they live on the other side of the ocean and will NEVER come to the USA. Second: They don't want to come here because they have the perfect set-up for making tons of money right in their country cafes. Scamming us is their JOB. And so when they realize that you are no longer a "cash cow" for them, they show their ignorance by making you out to be the horrible person... Don't let them effect you emotionally any more than they already have!!! You have enough to deal with once you realize that they were lying and just using you for their own personal and financial gain. But the more information you can give out, such as email addresses and pictures, their MO and phone numbers, the better for us to pass this on to save others from the same demise as you. And maybe we can get them arrested somewhere down the line.. That's been my goal now for the past 2 years.. I just wanted to tell all of you not to be afraid of them in any way, shape, or form. They are just blowhards!! They got what they wanted from you.. and they will move on to the next unsuspecting innocent person.... Just know that they will ALL ROT IN HELL someday!! Amen!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I joined an online dating site in June of 2011. Immediately I started getting responses from men. I got a response from a man named Daniel King. He said he lived in Pennsylvania, Leola, Pennsylvania to be exact. He was articulate and said he was a widow that his wife had died in a car accident 5 years before. He had lived in Rome his whole life -- he been an orphan and had been adopted by an American couple. He moved to the U.S. 5 years before after his wife had been killed in a car accident in Rome. He said we would chat better over Windows Messenger. At first I said no because I didn't want to have anything to do with anyone outside of my home town, but he was persuasive. He gave me his yahoo email address. His picture looked nice.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A reader recently sent me an email of a Nigerian Scam artist by the name of Allen John Lewis. Note he uses three first names, so he can change them around at will. Here is the readers email:
I am writing to warn you all about about Allen John Lewis. He contacted me on match in the last week of Oct 2011. I was only on match for a month. His profile says single, no children, never married. I really wasn't serious about dating anyone that far away. I live in Florida, and his profile said he lives in Alabama which i found out was a lie. I found his page on Facebook and he had one friend on it and i friended her and she said she was talking to Allen's brother named Jim. I told her about Allen she said that Allen is not from Alamba. She never met Jim or Allen. She met Jim on the large and lovely internet dating website back in July and still has not met him. I told her about your website she agrees with me that they are both scammers and could even be one person pretending to be two people. When Allen contacted me we start talking and he seemed like a nice guy. He said he is a Dutch American from Holland and lives in the USA, which is another lie. He said he works for the us army as a contractor for Chevron oil. He asked for my number and down the line I gave it to him. He has a very strong accent. About end of Nov he ask if what was i going to give him for hid birthday i said when your birthday he said 29 of nov he said he lost his cell phone and that he would like to get one but had no way to get it so I sent an Iphone to him that he talked me into because i was going to give him one of my old ones but he said he needed something that picks up good signal out in sea so we can talk. Then he had to go to United Kingdom to drop off materials. He told me his cousin spent a thousand dollars of his money that he was supposed to pay his bills and with wanted me to send money to Sheryl Wichel to help him out. I said "Don't have on line banking?" He said Wells Fargo froze his account until he gets back to Us because someone hacked his account. I told him you are a scammer he said no I am not and all kinds of stuff trying to convince me. He sent me flowers in the first month which was most likely charged to a stolen card but anyway is email is firstname.lastname@example.org. He a sweet talker uses angel a lot sweetheart dear and names like that. I cannot believe I sent 200.00 plus another 300.00 to him because he was sick. I shut his phone off last month because he never used it cost. 300.00 to shut it off. Please beware of this scammer from Nigeria named Allen John Lewis.