Friday, August 7, 2009

Scammer on Match.com

another nigerian scammer story

I am a mid forties woman living in Melbourne and have been on Match.com searching for a partner. I am a single Mum with a small child and a 21 y.o. Autistic boy.
In early February 2009 a man by the name of Tyon Gates (tyon_gates2000@yahoo.com sent me an email telling me how beautiful I was and that he wanted to get to know me . ..that he could not believe he had met such an angel as me. ..
I was hooked into his charm. He soon removed his profile from the dating site and we were chatting frequently on yahoo messenger (which he helped me set up!) I soon gave him my number and he began ringing me frequently calling me “Sweetie,Honey” etc. He told me that he soon was telling me that he wanted me off the MATCH web site.
When we spoke he was very difficult to understand but I fobbed it off as he told me his Dad was American Indian and his Mum Italian. Tyon claimed to come from Texas but was currently in London on business. He was an importer of antiques allegedly!
HE then told me that he had to go to Nigeria to buy antiques and would call me when he got there.
He gave me his direct number to his room in Lagos and we spoke regularly, but mostly chatted on Yahoo messenger.
He told me he had been out shopping for antiques and sent me the invoice with my name on the top with him “Mr and Mrs Tyon and Sandra Gates”. Telling me that I will be a part of his life and that he wants to spoil me – take care of me and that he will be very wealthy once he sells his wares back in the US. Tyons spelling was poor and I tested him with some basic Italian phrases which he failed. (His mother apparently is Italian living in Italy)
Tyon kept telling me how great our life would be together and how much he would love and take care of me. Tyon’s accent I could not distinguish – it did not sound Nigerian at all!)
Then one evening while we were chatting he told me that he had just got the=2 0tax certificate from the Nigerian government and the tax on his goods was much more than he anticipated. He asked me to help him by sending him money. I told him I did not have it to send but he insisted and kept at me and got quite agitated at times that I would not help him when he needed me most! He kept assuring me that he would pay me back and that he was going to make me very happy! He asked me my ring size and said that he had bought me a ring.
I relented and sent him AUD$1400.00. .. HE was so grateful and kept telling me how much he loved me. He sent me flowers and chocolates..
He assured me that he would not ask me for anymore money but then his friend was talking to me and asked me to help him with more money so Tyon could leave and come to me. I was very angry and wrote Tyon an angry email..
Somehow he seemed to bring me round with his charm and also was very manipulative in his convincing me that he just needs a bit more money. I sent a subsequent AUD$700.00 dollars to him. And he again was so loving and grateful. He sent me his itinerary of his intent to travel to Australia to meet me. Then later asked me to help him with a little more money.. I kept telling him I did not have it and could not meet my rent payments or buy food. HE told me I was lying about that!
Through his pleading and demands I sent another AUD$650.00. HE assured me that this would the last and that he could not wait to see me!
He told me that he was checking out of the hotel on the Tuesday morning and scheduled to fly out of Lagos that evening. The last time he called me he said he was at the bank picking up the last money I sent and that he loved me very much! He asked me what I was going to cook for him. He would always ask me how “our” boys were.
On the Wednesday evening I received a phone call from someone with an accent telling me that Tyon had been in an accident on the way to the airport. They asked me if I was his wife. They spoke a little about the accident and said he was in a coma. I asked them for information about what hospital he was in. They then rang me back about half an hour later and told me they needed $50,000 in Nigerian currency before they could operate. This alleged doctor said he would give me his office number but I insisted on knowing what hospital Tyon was in. They hung up (bad line!) then called back again. I asked again what hospital but they were being very evasive. I told them to ring his family for help. I hung up the phone. They kept trying to ring me so I pulled the phone out of the wall. I was feeling bad as I could not understand what was going on and that if in fact he was in hospital, then I ought to be helping!
I tried ringing hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria but could not get through. I wrote emails to the email address that apparently organised his flights. I looked up the air France website and typed in his booking details and came up with nothing.
I feel very concerned as this man has my address and my phone numbers.

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166 comments:

  1. I too of been a victim of a man called Richard Brandon an American from Delaware USA and working in Nigeria mallorybran@yahoo.com He conned me out of £6,000 as he said that he needed to pay taxes to a goverment official otherwise he would not get of the country. He was due to come and visit me before going back to America you guessed it he never showed. Be careful out there folks the people do exist.

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  2. I nearly got scam twice on Match.com. On both occasion they requested by private email address. Why is this necessary at the start of friendship/relationship when you can use match.com email account?. It was then i smelled a rat Secondly their profile disappears soon after

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  3. I was recently scammed by a man who said he was a construction contractor and had to travel overseas. His ATM would not work and he wanted me to send him money. This man worked on my emotions for 5 weeks and let me tell you he was good at what he was attempting to do. Swept me off my feet with words. I did not send money and told him to not contact me again.. I think I was one of the lucky ones. Be very careful and get proof of who you are talking with. If you can not track their identity they are probabably fake.

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  4. Right now I am crying very much because I think that I have been scammed by the same person that posted above as cyberdatedanger.

    This has been going on for 41/2 months. I had to say this but I have been scammed out of 250,000 dollars my entire savings. The exact same scenario...I need money to transport my antiques back to Texas. I have money I am rich but I cannot get access to it. I want to marry you. I bought you a ring with my name inside it and a phrase about love. It is a big stone. He got into a car accident he has a broken leg he hit other people in the accident and has to come up with money to pay for their hospitalization. He also emailed me an itinerary to come to Minneapolis. He has a private plane waiting. How stupid am I? He can't leave the hospital or the people that he hit will kill him. But he has money to fly out of Nigeria in a plane. He said he was going to be there for Christmas, then Valentine's day.
    I talk to him everyday and it seems very legitimate but strange things happen when I call him. I know it is him when he has this music playing. Sometimes when I call him I get Nigerian sounding people with accents.
    He says he has a daughter Ruby 12 and he is from the Netherlands. He does not have any friends of family. He said he needed money for food. I told him I bearly have money for mortgage or insulin. I lost my husband 9 months ago and also a good friend of mine in October 16 my birthday. I cannot tell you how overwhelmed I feel and stupid.

    This guy I met on match.com and also the scenario was quite similiar as cyber's. I really cried when I read antique dealer and have just flew from London, etc. this was identical.

    All I know is that I am ruined financially but I know that I will meet someone who will not take advantage of someone that is in such a vulnerable situation. I am in love with a phantom person, now I feel so stupid.

    Scammed

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    1. I got scammed of $20,000. Same thing that he loved me so much. He was so good and now I feel so stupid. He created a story that made me believe that it was so real. Be careful when you are in match.com. If someone approaching you with a long a nice e-mail...........is it the scammer

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    2. I was scammed from match .com
      He said He is from AUSTIN TEXAS
      and he is into diamonds, then he said he is going to ACCRA GHANA to buy diamonds
      when he got there he said that he will
      pay taxes and shipping all together i gave him $90,000
      I gave all my savinga,
      I was so stupid to believe him
      He said his name is Daniel LOGAN

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  5. Dont feel stupid theys guys are professional con men and have no feelings for anyone but themselves. It takes time to recover but you will. You are better than them. Just be strong you are a good person who had a kind heart and was taken advantage of. Look to your real friends for help. My friends helped me get over the heartache

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  6. Just thought I would update you on Richard Brandon above who told me he lived in Delaware . I am almost sure he lives in California I believe in Oregan maybe. I checked his IP address but not sure how accurate this is. He is still using his telephone number. Dialing from the UK it is 4407011146894. I just hope in time the authorities catch up with him and put him and others like him behind bars where they belong

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  7. Just wanted to share my stories about match.com, I'm a smart, nice looking wealthy widow that is 47 years old from Northern CA. and just joined match.com on April 2 and within hours got over 20 hits on my profile so I selected two gentleman to chat with just to get into the new single life not really expecting too much out of chatting to them. The first guy is Steve Roy Jones,43 years old D.O.B. 12-22-1966 so he says gentletouch66@yahoo.com, he said he was from Dayton, Ohio and was on business in Republic of Benin in West Africa which was kinda strange to me but I wasn't going to marry the guy so just kept chatting for 3 weeks, he told me everything a woman would want to hear from a man, even called my 9 year child his daughter and he was willing to move out to CA. even went so far as to tell me when he was come and when it was time, he need money to pay for his shipment so he can fly home to see me, he wanted $6,007.00 so I told him HELL NO and I CAN"T HELP HIM!

    The second guy is Wilson Grey match usermane Classic4224, Wilsongrey59@yahoo.com, he's 46 years old D.O.B. 03-04-1963 from Van Nuys, CA. he a window and has a girl thats 15 years so he says and how weird is this aslo on a business trip in the UK so I'm 2 for 2 on the conmen, we been talking 3 weeks also, we've talked on the phone for over six times and he even called me and put a young girl on the phone and I got to talk to her for a minute. His number in the UK is 447011140896. He's a gentleman, charming, never asked about your money, what you have or how well off you are so please be carful with this one, and finally he asked me if he could ask me a question and I knew what he was going to say, he asked me for 2,000 euros becuase of passport problems so my answer was also HELL NO and I CAN'T HELP YOU! Idiot was stupid enough to give me his password to his match account so I went in there, reported him to match and reset his password to CONMAN and so of corse I had the last laugh!

    Here's the warning signs and the red flags, they all close their profile as soon as they make contact with you because you can't read their info or remember their match username.

    They will know nothing about where they live, you need to ask questions like do they have a landline, what schools do their kids go to, even their address, the more info you get on them the better that you can check them out. When I talk to them I have a notebook and will right as much info as they give me and later check to see if any of it is true or a lie. I couldn't fine a Wilson Grey in the US at all and never could match Steve Roy Jones to anywhere either.

    They will always have no relatives around, their dead or in some other country, that's too fishy for me.They also like or don't care about long distance relationships. So please fine a gentleman that's in your area around 50 miles or so and you can talk with them on the phone.

    Last but most importnat is IF IT HE SOUNDS TOO CHARMING, TOO SWEET, TOO LOVING, TOO GREAT OF CATCH and WHY IS THIS MAN STILL SINGLE it's because he's a CONMAN, SCAMMER and WILL TAKE YOU FOR A ROLLER COASTER RIDE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU BROKEN HEARTED! so go with your gut those feeling are there for a reason!If it's too good to be true than it's is definatly FALSE HOPE!
    One last thing if a man really cares about you or your feelings he would never ever ask you for money.

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  8. I would like to offer some suggestions to everyone who is using any dating sites; Please be careful and don't rush into any situations. You really need to take your time to learn about the person by asking lots of questions, not giving them your home address; use your cell phone, not your home phone. If you give them your full name and sometimes your phone number they can find out a lot of informtion by searching through public People Search sites and find out where you live. There are a lot of sick people out their preying on inocent women & men. For those of us who are new to dating sites, we don't know the signs and fall for the trap. Your not going to find MR or MRS's right in a few weeks or a few chats. It does take time to learn if the person is geniune and if they are real. Once you learn their full name you can perform a search on Google, Yahoo People Search, Intelect and other free sites to confirm who they are. No one on a dating site should be inviting you to meet or talk to their children until you are comfortable with meeting you and after several meetings that you know it is going to work. I have had several friends that men have tried to scam for money, other friends that went to fast, ended up in bed and with an STD. It's not worth the rush.

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  9. Hi Guys

    Why is it that the dating sites such as match.com and many others are taking no responsibility for these creatures. Yes you spot the scammers but it is not our job to do that. We shold be free to go on sites without fear of being scammed. Also another culprit Yahoo why are they allowing the scammers to set up IP addresses. Governments should also be taking this type of thing more seriously. Cut off relations with Africa until these internet cafes are shut down.

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  10. I reported about a dozen "scammers" to match. Only a few profiles were deleted, some of the "guys" are still doing business as usual. One of the guys just came back on with a different screen name last night but the same pictures he used a couple of weeks ago, although now he claims to be a little older. Beware of very attractive men on match who use "professional quality" pictures and are searching for women 45-60 even though they're in their 40s. Match is NOT taking responsibility for anything AND they're allowing the scams to continue.

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  11. These are all sounding so familiar to me as I got scammed out of 100,000 from someone from Match.com who said all the right things, had a 16 year old daughter who wanted to call me Mummy, but he was always stuck in South Africa on a worksite that wasn't going well. I found his email address r_coleman195555@yahoo.com listed in California. He had a Russian accent. No family, wife left him,mother dead etc, etc, etc. I had to forgive myself over everything else. I look at this as a reminder to be grateful for friends, family and a job. I will not settle for less next time and will be looking in that persons eyes.

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  12. I will never again use an online dating website. I tried Match for a few months and ended up meeting a guy I dated for a 2 months. The relationship ended when I discovered he had been stealing cash and using my credit card. I contacted Match only to find out that their isn't much they can do as long as he isn't abusing their website itself. As of today he has an active profile: xonis101.

    Here is my story:
    I have absolutely no doubts this man is a con artist!

    He stole cash from my wallet several times and used my credit card without my knowledge. I could only finally identify him as the thief when he used my credit card when the 2 of us were out for dinner (yes, very outrageous!). He acted like he paid with his card and then proceeded to get gas in his car while I was with him (I think he was testing to see if I would notice the odd charges on my account). When I noticed the charges on my bank account I asked him if he had a receipt from his card. He said yes and that he would send it to me. Needless to say I never got a copy of the receipt from him, but I did from the restaurant. It was on my card, with our meal, and not signed by me. He either stole my credit card or some how copied it.

    A police report has been filed and his name has been reported to the bank in which the card was issued. I believe I was very lucky to catch him so quickly, but other women should be aware of him. The police looked for him in their system, but he doesn't seem to exist, which means Maurice Fulton must be an alias. His profile is still up on Match.com and I'm sure he has moved onto his next victim. I'm very happy that I caught him when I did!

    Anyone using Match please watch out for this guy! Here is his information:

    Maurice Fulton (most likely an alias)
    4614 Keystone Ave Chicago, IL
    mauricechronok@gmail.com
    773 220-6722 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 773 220-6722
    DOB 3/20/80
    originally from Manchester, England
    British accent

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    1. This person is also going as Reese Silva in Raleigh, NC. He is also using Plenty of Fish dating site.

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  13. I will never again use an online dating website. I tried Match for a few months and ended up meeting a guy I dated for a 2 months. The relationship ended when I discovered he had been stealing cash and using my credit card. I contacted Match only to find out that their isn't much they can do as long as he isn't abusing their website itself. As of today he has an active profile: xonis101.

    Here is my story:
    I have absolutely no doubts this man is a con artist!

    He stole cash from my wallet several times and used my credit card without my knowledge. I could only finally identify him as the thief when he used my credit card when the 2 of us were out for dinner (yes, very outrageous!). He acted like he paid with his card and then proceeded to get gas in his car while I was with him (I think he was testing to see if I would notice the odd charges on my account). When I noticed the charges on my bank account I asked him if he had a receipt from his card. He said yes and that he would send it to me. Needless to say I never got a copy of the receipt from him, but I did from the restaurant. It was on my card, with our meal, and not signed by me. He either stole my credit card or some how copied it.

    A police report has been filed and his name has been reported to the bank in which the card was issued. I believe I was very lucky to catch him so quickly, but other women should be aware of him. The police looked for him in their system, but he doesn't seem to exist, which means Maurice Fulton must be an alias. His profile is still up on Match.com and I'm sure he has moved onto his next victim. I'm very happy that I caught him when I did!

    Anyone using Match please watch out for this guy! Here is his information:

    Maurice Fulton (most likely an alias)
    4614 Keystone Ave Chicago, IL
    mauricechronok@gmail.com
    773 220-6722
    DOB 3/20/80
    originally from Manchester, England
    British accent

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    1. This person is also going as Reese Silva in Raleigh, NC

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  14. I joined match.com 3 weeks ago: havent been scammed as yet but i am very suss about this guy. Name is Tim Cleary. Claims to be from the UK but then tells me he is Scottish. Emails me to say he has gone HOME to UK for business after i ask him to meet me for dinner in the city.
    Be careful

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  15. I was on Match.com for approxiamately 2 hrs b/f the Nigerian scam affected me...just had heart broken so, of course, like most of us, we go on this website already feeling slightly lost and vulnerable...we are the perfect bait for the horrible men in this world who walk around with no conscience...he was perfect(red flag)...my daughter is actually the one who told me to stop communicating with him...he said he was adopted in Canada...lost both parents last few years...divorced with son, Mark(9)...lived in Clovis California and BINGO...was now working as a construction supervisor in NIGERIA...vulnerable me phoned him there and his accent was so French? and thick that it was hard to understand him...he wanted phone sex and i hung up...then he tried to wiggle his way out of the crude call and IM me on yahoo...within minutes he had rerouted his flight home to states and needed a favor...favor was $350.00...i said that the money i had was for child support and could never do that...he was extremely persistant and i ended it immediately...beware of a Michael Cleve...#234-803-474-7553...yahoo email was bmwseek2@yahoo.com...also he sent me pics of himself and they did not match the pics that had been on match...be safe...still can't believe i spent money on calling Nigeria:(

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  16. I met a Michael Warren on match.com. Tells me he lives in a town nearby in CT but yet calls me from a landline number in North Carolina 828-202-6505. It's a bad connection and I can't understand him. He says he's originally from Germany so he talks with an accent, he's an only child, his father died years ago, he's a widower with 2 young daughters. His wife died 5 years ago in a car accident. Every time I questioned how could he be in CT when the phone # is in NC all he would say is that the phone company is coming next week to fix it. So how the hell can you live here in CT but call from a NC #? Then he tells me that he has to take a trip to Ghana for 5 days because he supplies "minerals" to clients. When he gets to Ghana, his luggage wound up somewhere else and his wallet is in the luggage. And his daughters are cold & hungry. Come on man, you're in Ghana..isn't it freaking hot there? Anyway, he called me about 5 times that day crying because he doesn't have anyone to help him. Well, shouldn't you have made reservations at a hotel before you jumped on a plane with your daughters? He even proceeded to put one of his daughters on the phone saying "Mommy, please help us". Mommy?? That freaked me out. It sounded like him trying to be a little girl. After that, he then had the nerve to ask me to send him $1700 US dollars for the hotel for him & his kids. I'm not stupid..I told him that I don't have it. He kept begging me to "do what I can to help him". I kept telling him that I don't have it and then the phone went dead. Before he left on this trip, he asked me for my home address and I told him "no...I don't even know you..hell, we haven't even met in person". Everytime I asked to meet him, I got excuses like how he had to finish this deal with his client. Anyway, the numbers he called from in Ghana are 233-271-625078 and 233-271-901570. He's also on Facebook as Michael Warren in Old Lyme, CT and his yahoo is . Maybe he's telling the truth?? I don't know..too many things just don't add up.

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  17. No, he isn't telling the truth. This is a classic scam. I laughed when I read he said he put his luggage in his wallet.

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  18. just got scammed by Anthony Bradley on match.com. originally from Quebec Canada and was adopted as a child. wife killed in auto accident 5 years ago. son named Billy who was 12. came to idaho first for 2 months and then Indianapolis. wow..good actor. we e-mailed after he requested i go off match.com so no-one could steal me. we instant message on Yahoo. this lasted over 2 weeks and still not able to meet in person. then gets a contract to go to Cairo Egypt (says he is a civil engineer) Sure enough... money problems and wants cash sent. upon research...the address he gave me was to the office of an apt.building, the mobile phone is a landline in idaho. once in egypt,the calls i received were from egypt he also wanted me to open a chase online account so funds could be loaded into it. then i would withdraw my money that i loaned him and wire cash to him to use in egypt. they are good at this , aren't they ladies?

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  19. They are called con men. They earn millions of pounds or dollers per year. Professional thieves. They steal peoples hearts and money.

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  20. I have been approach by a guy called Richard Bradon says he is a widow serving in US army near to coming out is looking to settle in Uk. All seems a bit to quick as he is saying he loves me also txt from an o2 mobile he says he is serving in Afhanistan, I have asked him to send photos of him and his little girl plus him in uniform as yet nothing has come through what do you think?

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  21. Stay clear from caringjohnforu on Match.com.
    AKA: John Grisaffi, Phone 011905338214570. Posted his job as:
    I am an Independent international contractor. Basically, I design, plan and construct commercial towers, factories and real estates for major companies. I intend to set up my own business soon and retire from international contracting. Here comes the good part as he says he is currently working on a jobsite in Instanbul, Turkey. He wired $54,000 to a hopital in London where his mother lives, as she requires surgery. Now his jobsite fund is short of cash flow and needs money to complete the job. He asked if I could help him finish the job by providing him with his cash shortfall, then he would come back to the states and buy us a home to live in. He loved me passionately. Here is where I decided to play along. I told him that my home was in foreclosure and I would be losing it shortly and I was worried to death as to how I was going to take care of my daughter. He told me that he would take care of me later if I took care of his needs now. He wrotet: Are you going to support me through this or do you want to withdraw from this? I responded: withdraw. These are his final words to me: Well I have to get back to work now. Please take good care of yourself and I wish you the best in everything you do. Bye
    Wow, what a con-job. Loved me to the end of time, until he thought I had no money.

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  22. Hi, I was wondering I am getting in the same history about widow with the son, working overseas, can't reach to his fund, i sent already some money for his son with promising he will send me back it when arrived here(1600$). "Love me like crazy" and can't wait arrive to me. I have no idea yet which other histories will come out before he will "arrive" is there any one knows the man with this phone number 447700022160? I told him, i will never send anything else and he knows it, but he still continue "love me and keep in touch day and night". But you know if they know that you are carrying people already send once, you will able do again depend on the history what they told. Our online relation continues more than two month. It is hard to believe that they can write this kind a love letters and make you crazy. Of sure I am not going send any money again, but want to know how much he lies to me.
    please let me know if some one knows already this number.
    thanks

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  23. Richard Bradon is Richard Brandon same story apart from serving in Afghanastan. This man stole money off me. Dont be fooled

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  24. Concerned Son,

    Ladies and Gents "Greg Henery" Yahoo: Water_Henery or Greg_Henery is at it again. Some times Its nice to be close to home to help out. My Mother was on yes "match.com" and this so called Greg Henery found her made an almost perfect 98% match to her and did the song and dance with words and talk. My Father had passed about 9 months before he started talking to her so she was vaulerable. Yes she took the bait. So called Greg is a independent contractor in Cario Egypt with his only son "Cody""Kevin" what every he calls him. He had just finished his job there had a check for 1.8 million dollers for the job there that took 3 yrs and was coming back to the us. He couldn't cash the check till he gets back to the US. Well time is coming up and he and the son getting ready for fly back and bam! Oh could you send me $4000 because its for all of our luggage to fly back with us. Trip #1. Yes Mom sends the money. Guess what Mr Greg doesn't show up in the US. Now mind you Mr Greg sent a full flight sked. and my Aunt wanted to see this suposed check and he sent a photo copy of that as well. Ok Mr Greg still romancing Mom needs more money for luggage and customs and again Mom sends $3000. Mr Greg also has another person call and say he is from KLM and yes they need the money. Trip #2 no show. So time goes on the phone calls at 1, 2, 3 am please talk to me on line now, I'll kill myself if I can have you, don't talk to any other men yadda yadda yadda. Mother is still hook line and sinker. Carry on 4 months later family trying to make mother understand what this guy is and Mr Greg does not exist but its hard for her she fell in love with a fantasy. Mom did see though that when things were written to her they were different with her thinking there are at least 3 to 4 different guys saying they are this Mr Greg. Also, two of them are the callers because one has a bad accent and one sounds like a complete idiot and doesn't know any type of english slang. Please Please Please ladies watch out for these guys. I know a woman likes to be talked to in a romantic way but don't let it cost you your feelings and sanity. If they can't meet on a first date (within a certain time)a local eatry get rid of them and if after a week they are in love and can't live with out you run! Say NO I repete NO if the ever ask you for money. Yes it pulls at your heart but ask yourself do you really know this person and are you 100% sure you'll get that money back. Instead if you want to give the money tell them you'll go to the person or place and put the money down yourself. Trust me they will decline. But again be aware of the SCAM its all about the MONEY! Cheers and God bless you all! May the scammer burn and never rejoyce!

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  25. I have just had a lucky escape thanks to the help and concern of family and friends, who kept telling me that the whole issue was 'wierd
    I met him on Match.com and he woed me in just the way all the other women were seduced.....very clever stuff.....love poems, flowers, chocs, tels you you are his life,offers of marriage, mum for his child, in just 2 weeks? Lost his wife, parents dead, no friends etc. the story is the same! He loved me I was his dream and would I look for a house that he would buy for all of us. Told me to withdraw from Matc. com as proof of my love & trust in him? Suddenly he has a contract abroad and has to leave suddenly, but will be back in a few weeks? one day he is involved in an accident and needs moneyfor hospitalisation.....I wonder that he has no insurance, so I quiz him, but he is evasive and pleads with me to loan him money, he will refund me completely, when I said no, he told me he would have to leave the hospital, how could i do that to a man I loved....how could you fall in love with a person you've never met? When I asked him why his colleagus at work couldn't help, he told me they had no money and I was the only who could help. For a week he pleaded....i continued to say no. He always sent photos as proof of his excistence..goodness knows who it was in photo, it obviously wasn't him. When he phoned it was always a bad connection and he didn't sound like a White man!
    more like a black man. Hw even posted up a copy of his passport, and his work schedule....all frauds. I was sucked in in the beginning I have to admit,as so many women are, these conmen are very clever at seduction,but if you quiz them over things they've said to you...like where are you staying, where does your child go to school etc, the evasive responses will be evidence of their betrayal.
    As a warning to other women....do not send any money no matter what he tell you, as all he tells you is a complete scam just to get your money.

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  26. Watch out for a man using the name Dave Alderic who said he was of Israeli/Spaniard origins who was born in Britain. Met him on match.com using the handle passiongiver974. Claimed to be a widower (DOB: 10/20/60) with a 9 year old son named Jerry (DOB: 4/15/01)living in Chesterfield, VA. Never could produce any more pics of himself and never could get his webcam to work. Loves using Yahoo!Messenger.
    Using Email davealderic@yahoo.com and davealderic@hotmail.com
    Phone#: 804-318-3049 and 01160178707461
    Match.com sucks and I hope that they go out of business with their no caring attitude. They should be able track IP addresses of those past and present users before continuing.

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  27. Dont send money to anyone you have not met personally. We all think hard about lending money to people even our own family. So why send money to someone you dont even really know. People who are genuine would never ask money from you anyway. Always be driven by your own instincts. If someone is comng on too strong very early on then there should be warning bells. Also be aware these people are CON men able to tell you anything you want to hear. Dont do it please.

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  28. I really suggest avoiding match.com because they are partnered with topix.com which is a cesspool, to be frank. match.com powers topix dating service so many of the match.com members were just trolling topix forums and that's how they ended up signing up. It's like looking for your soulmate at a strip club. Very dangerous for women and men alike.

    http://toxictopix.webs.com/matchcomdangerstopix.htm

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  29. I met a Michael Warren on match.com. Tells me he lives in a town nearby in CT but yet calls me from a landline number in North Carolina 828-202-6505. It's a bad connection and I can't understand him. He says he's originally from Germany so he talks with an accent, he's an only child, his father died years ago, he's a widower with 2 young daughters. His wife died 5 years ago in a car accident. Every time I questioned how could he be in CT when the phone # is in NC all he would say is that the phone company is coming next week to fix it. So how the hell can you live here in CT but call from a NC #? Then he tells me that he has to take a trip to Ghana for 5 days because he supplies "minerals" to clients. When he gets to Ghana, his daughter's luggage was stoled; and his daughters are cold. Come on man, Anyway, he called me about 5 times that day crying because he doesn't have anyone to help him for get out from over there in came back home. Well, shouldn't you have made reservations before you jumped on a plane with your daughters? He even proceeded to put one of his daughters on the chat saying "Mommy, hi". Mommy?? That freaked me out. It sounded like him trying to be a little girl. After that, he then had the nerve to ask me to send his daughter's clothes because they aren't have nothing on in have cold. After hi wants money.....I'm not stupid..I told him that I don't have it. He kept begging me to "why I can to help him why let him down and I kept telling him that I don't have it and then the phone went dead. Before he left on this trip. Everytime I asked to meet him, I got excuses like how he had to finish this deal with his client. Anyway, the numbers he called from in Ghana are 233-271-625078 and 233-271-901570. He's also on Facebook as Michael Warren in Old Lyme, CT and his yahoo is . So he's the big Scammer. So Be careful

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  30. WATCH OUT FOR RICHARD PHILLIPS. CLAIMS HE IS FROM HAWAII AND HIS M.O. IS THE SAME AS ALL THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE. I HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE RED FLAGS I WATCH FOR MYSELF SO AS I CHATTED WITH HIM I CONTINUED MY "REAL" LIFE TIL THE OTHER SHOE DROPPED AND HE ASKED FOR MONEY. IF THE MAN DOESN'T LIVE NEAR ME THAT I CAN GO MEET IN A PUBLIC PLACE OVER THE WEEKEND-DON'T WANT TO TALK TO HIM.

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  31. This all sounds so familiar. One thing i have learned from the dating sites is: they always say they are a widower and have a child or children.
    I had one move here from California, stating his name is Toine Alain a French tutor and fitness instructor. well he took me for all kinds of money, he was at the same time scamming other woman in Montana, Arizona, Idaho Washington Oregon and California, he was using several different names,such as :Antoine Alain "Antoine Gaffney"Alain Brei" John Miller"Tony"Paris""
    there is a website out there where you can find out who else has had a loser in their life it is called: Don't Date Him Girl the website is http://dontdatehimgirl.com check it out you wi;; be very very surprised.

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  32. What out for
    Richward Wilson on match.com
    Richard Wilson
    Address:
    No. 28 Osaggede Street of Nneka road GRA Benin
    City EDO State Nigeria
    Phone: 2348068134507
    Say he is from UK and a Civil Engineer doing work in Edo Nigeria with a 12 year daughter named Jenny. Tells you she gets Malaria an she can not leave the hosipal until he pays the $2500 hosiptal bill because he did not bring enough cash.

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  33. Ryan Smith from Kennard, Texas. We are just two days in. Too bad. He's very charming, and I was enjoying our conversations. Just a few mistakes in English (I assumed they were just typos). But, the pattern is the same as the stories I've read above. Good-bye Match.com; good-bye fantasy Ryan!

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  34. Well, I have had my eyes opened today. Got on Match.com and of course immediately was contacted by a 'wonderful' man...widower with a young son....lives an hour away, in UK on business (buys electronics and sells them in UK). He got very clingy very fast and something kept telling me something might not be quite right. He's coming home next week, can't wait to meet me, even put his 'son' on to chat with me, who begged me not to hurt his daddy. Blah. blah. blah. I was very close to falling for it. Until this morning, when he called me and wanted me to get on the computer with him...started telling me he had problems. Of course, I said "tell me about it." He had problems with his goods in customs. They came in sooner than he expected, he expected to pay 3% and now they wanted 4%. He can't access his money till he gets back to the states and he only brought the 3%. Which all sounded fishy...if he was an international business man, he wouldn't be stupid enough to get in that fix. Soooo, I told him I couldn't help him because I have no money...which is totally true but by that point I wouldn't send him a nickel....He proceeded to beg me for 20 minutes to help him borrow the money...was wiping tears from his eyes, etc. He finally logged off saying he had a headache. LOL I suspect he went on to his next prospect. Just his luck to get the widow with nothing. LOL

    By the way, he goes by isweetestjohnny (Johnny Burk)on Match.com. And yes, you guessed it...he told me to sign off match so we could talk. I'm going on now to see if he signed off. LOL Be very careful ladies!!!

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  35. Watch out for Christopher Peale, claiming he is a window and has a 13 year son lil christopher, wife die in a car accident, 2 year ago to one woman, 3 years ago to another and 4 years old to a third woman. Born in Scotish, father is a Scotish farmer and mom a Italian left him when he is 3 year old to another woman, and 7 years old to one woman. He told one lady that he is in London to help his friend, and now he is in Nigeria, and need her to send him some money. his story is not self-consistant, and also a people search there is no such person even lived in any state. He claim he lived in LA, have a car shop in CT, but his profile in match.com is in Tacoma, Washington, also with the woman's credit card she is not even aware of. and he is a car dealer traveling around the world for selling fast cars. Here is his typical word:
    I just woke up with you on my mind and typing this email to you is something i
    wouldn't do normally. I also have a very busy schedule which involves mostly
    travelling around Europe. I am an extablished business man and my job always
    I understood what you meant by internlocking phone calls as its
    always like that for me. But thinking about you created a space in my heart and i
    am willing to do whatever it takes to catch your attention and hopefully wish that
    you can open your heart towards creating such feelings as i am feeling right now.
    You look very beautiful in the picture you have on your website and i sincerely wish
    i could have some more pictures of you. I looked in your eyes and i could feel the
    sincerity in your emails. I would make you really happy and hopefully you'd find a
    reason to spending the rest of your life with me. I don't want to be a boyfriend
    or a lover i want to be your confidant and someone you can always count on. Think
    about this and i am sure you will never regret any moments with me. Maybe after
    every days work you can always come home to chat or talk with me..Having me to
    tell everything about how your day went and what you might be planning to do the
    next day.....Love will find us and together we could be strong and hopefully have a
    wonderful relationship that would last for a life time.....Would be nice to read
    from you when you finish reading this email...

    With Love letter like this to capture any woman's heart.

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  36. Oh boy Darry Lorret Architect/Interior Designer from Los Angeles, CA. working in Istanbul Turkey. Met him on Match.com Lookout for him!!! Says he is from New Zealand very nice looking pictures.

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  37. How sad is this I signed up with match.com and the first 24 hours I am instant messaged by DARRY LORRET,he says the IM on match.com is too slow it seems to be fine to me and asks me to access my own messenger service with hotmail, during the process of accpting him as a contact he asks why I don't have yahoo, well because I have hotmail. Within a day or so when I ask what his profile is on match.com which was shown only briefly because he was IM'ng me and not sending me a "wink" he says he has taken his profile off because he has met me, blah, blah blah and would like for me to take mine down as well. I think the reason he did this was because he was risking exposure by keeping his profile active. Over the next two days he is relentless with his attention I am older than he is and when I question our age difference he answers it doesn't matter more blah,blah,blah. I am so new to the dating site hoping he is what he says he is an architect and interior designer out of LA, working in Istanbul. Imagine my surprise when 4 days into this new "scamance" I receive on my facebook page a message from a woman asking me if I know Darry Lorret and if I do to please contact her. I know she isn't going to tell me what a wonderful man he is at this point so I call her at the phone number she listed. She called me and told me much the same story as mine only she was much younger and that about 5 to 6 weeks into the "scamance" he asked for money. From reading what is already posted here it's easy to see these types of men are out there had I looked at this site first I would have avoided what happened and being played by this con artist. I will always be most grateful to the lady who was kind enough to contact me and tell what I already feared, it was too good to be true.

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  38. It doesn't just happen to women ... I am a single father with a small daughter (and probably appear like a too good to be true scammer on my profile ;-) ). I was contacted by a girl who says she is serving in Afghanistan but is looking for a serious relationship.Although she said she has been in the Uk since 3 her English was bad.She said she lost her parents (thai father and english mother ) in a fatal accident and is a single child. She sent me photos but never went into depth about her family or past, only wrote all the time that she really needs me and can't wait to meet me. She wrote that in order to have leave from the army I must write a letter to her " general odierno" and request leave for her,which I did. He replied in equally bad english and said that i should send £475 to an address in London to cover administrative costs. This money would then be refunded when the sergeant arrived at my place.I checked the address but the postcode didn't match with the address of Leicester square, also I didn't understand that if the money was to cover administration then why should it be refunded ? Thats when I started searching for answers..
    I don't know the internet dating world at all and although so many things seemed wrong,I couldn't let myself believe that someone would try to take advantage of me. After reading the previous comments and seeing the similarities to my "case" , I can close the story without having a heavy heart. Thanks to all the previous commenters for taking the time to write and alert others

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  39. Well, my expericence is just like every women on here. (My man)His name is Kelvin Smith from Baltimore,Maryland. Using donwany105, donwany101..Truelovehere2010 and Smile_to_me10 are just some of the names he uses. Two days before our scheduled meeting he had to leave town in a hurry to do a contract, construction work in Accre,Ghana. Widower, one child named Micheal. We first made contact on Oct 19,2010 and by Oct 22 he wrote,"is it wrong for me to love you." Well that set of some bells. I started to read up on online datind scams and he fit the profile. he is still on Match today, different names but same picture, but always makes between $100,00 and $150,000 a year.I asked him to prove his self from the USA and he sent me a web site of his business..Kelnetconstruction.com. Once in Ghana he stated that he needed 2 laptops to help with the drafting and design to get his job completed so he could come home to me. Stupid me sent him 2 PC's ($1,800.)and the cost of shippment ($719.)thru Fedex was outragous. He then tells me his sons birthday is coming and could I please get Michael a PS3 and 3 games ($491.)shipping ($594.13) and he would pay me back..Again being fooled by this guy, I got it and back to Fedex. Before the PS3 arrived in Ghana he as for $50,000 to help pay his workers so he could get home sooner..I then started to realize something was not right. After being told by him many times that he was financally secure and would repay me, I thought then you should just use your own money..I accused him of being a scammer and called Fedex and had a stop delivery on the PS3 and it was returned, return postage ($798.81). but I still lost alot money on shipping the thing back from Ghana but it was to prove a point to him. I will no longer be stupid. He still continues to try and get in touch asking for stuff. His sons hospital bill, hotel money, more money to pay the worker..This guy (pig) is unstopple..the last request was for $3700. I told him sure and I'll send it Western Union..he'll have a long wait at the internet cafe. As they say "Once shame on you, twice shame on me." When requesting you to chat on Yahoo keep an eye out for those small i..it's a tell tale sign. Their emails are usually copied and pasted. Notice the difference between chat language and email language. If you talk with them on the phone they will be very hard to understand..even though they say they are from germany or london. I have learned a lesson and hope to pass this information on to other so they learn by reading and not by getting scammed first.

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  40. Hello Everyone,

    I was contacted by a Ralph albahrr@live.com, aka puyol232@talkmatch.com on match.com.

    Sent me pictures of himself and of himself and daughter of 8 years. He is a petrolium engineer who happens to live in a close town of mine (yeah right). His wife died delivering his daughter and he is so upset and wants to find the love of his life to complete his family. It has been a week, and my girlfriend who is also on Match indicated that she suspects he is a scammer. After further verification on his story through various scammer website, I confirm that he is. He is still active on match.com as of today, December 23.

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  41. I was in touch with DARRY LORRET, he is trying to scam me now,, I on the other hand always have my guard up when a man after twice talking already says that he knows I am the one special person, and he is falling in love,,(oh please)
    I have more sense than that, and I hope the women out there can tell the difference between real and a fantasy.......be careful women,,, remember men take a lot longer than a few days to fall in love,, and it takes a romance novel to come up with those lines

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  42. there are other sites that the scammers go on like matchdoctor.com, be careful there is Darry Lorret, David Feltner, and Mando Roland,,,
    PLEASE BE CAREFUL WOMEN,, put your guard up,, be stronger than they are

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  43. Please be alert on Match.Com.
    John Roberts
    Srgt Perez

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  44. I've run across several of these men - all claim to be widowers, all claim to work out of the country. All claim to make upwards to $100K per year. All of them claim to be foreigners living in the U.S. All have dating requirements that list only 3'0-8'0 tall and language English. All want to communicate immediately outside the Match.com double blind email system or IM. My guess is it's because they've taken advantage of some free weekend promo put on by Match. As it turns out, this does work to our advantage. Once they send you an email, you can view the email header and track the IP address. More than likely, it will not track to where they say they are sending from. Example: I live in Indianapolis, In.-the IP address tracks to California - RED FLAG.

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  45. Feb 21, 2011
    Okay, Ladies I have searched and read all the blogs, and this one is not mentioned any were. I am very surprised because he is so professional; His name is William Chuck Becks. He was on Match under “Shyblueknight”. The email address is williambeckws@aol.com. Here is his drama: born in UK, 55 years old, wants to move to US permanently since he lost his wife and daughter 5 yrs ago in the car accident. Was brought up by his step mother, whom he calls Nana. (Major drama queen). Emailed paid KLM ticket to show me his round trip to US and back to pick up his Nana and his dogs. He has master’s degree in gemology. Superb writing, grammar etc. Well spoken and does have Brits accent (I think). His voice sounds a lot younger and he is smart and very quick. Must be in his 30s because he is not vulgar at all and has a lot of sexy energy!!! Starts slow but consistent and makes sure you are not complaining about your income. He sends his questionnaire where one of the qs is: are you satisfied with your income? Then slowly begins to get under your skin. He keeps records of everything you say to him, because he does not miss a word. The only common thing with other con artists from Nigeria and HE IS from Largos, Nigeria, (confirmed and checked totally by professionals not just me) never stays on the phone longer than a few mins. Even when I called him, just once we spoke for 1 hr first and last time. Even his Internet connection is always interrupted. Uses cell phone with the nbr from UK +447700076770 and +447024025979. Always aware of UK time and does not slip ever!! After six weeks he was in love with me forever, and could not go on living if I am not part of his life.
    So, here where it went down the hill: he flies to Dubai UAE a week before he has to come to US, was commissioned by investors to buy stones for them and also buys 4million $ stone to resell for himself, and gets detained after he is checked in and ready to fly home (hmm?), because the paperwork for his stones is invalid. And now needs bail money because he is $5,700 short of total bail which is $13,000 via Western Union. There is his attorney and his friends are helping, but it is not enough (lol) and the man, who spent 4 million $$$ on the stone wipes himself out to the point where he does not have extra lousy $5,700. And BTW, there is no court yet, but bail needs to be paid otherwise, he is going to prison for a long time. BUT, he can call me and IM while detained in Dubai by local authorities. (All the red flags are out).
    It was too good to be true from the beginning, since he is tall, blue eyes, black hair and very sexy handsome, smart and well educated with no family (just 83 years old Nana). And no, there is not one woman in London or nearby who could have what he is looking for. But, here is one woman from NY NY whom he never meet, but already in love with and cannot live without. Shame on me for even listening to his BS. And NO, I did not send the money, but felt violated by this Nigerian low life animal. Must be nice to sit under the palm, serf, breath fresh ocean air and make tons of $$$ by scamming American women.

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  46. Hi, Christopher Peale struck again.
    Thank you for your updates. After 3 email exchanges, I have cut off all email contacts and removed my profile from match.com

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  47. Thank you for telling us to be alert with the name Christopher Peale.

    Horrible. i just got his email!

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  48. Match.com scam artist Frank Cohen aka frank Collins from Fort Worth Texas....google "frankcollinsscam". He is an equal opportunity scammer. He scams men and women. Match.com will do nothing he is still on their site..."francoll007" he describes himself as a 33 year old South African man. His father died recently and left him a wad of $...unfortunately he needs $9000 to pay an attorney to retrieve his inheritance...nice try...he rmanced me for over a month...he's very good.

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  49. Watch out for Christopher Peale, claiming he is a window and has a 13 year son.
    --> i just find him on personals.hk
    http://personals.hk/member/browse.jhtml?action=profile&profileId=3249354
    he claims that he works in the automobile industry and has a 13-years-old son!
    he claims that he now is staying in hong kong! Horrible!

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  50. The phone numbers that my scammer uses are (512) 614-7379, (209) 753-4581, (323)-300-8661, the Malaysian number that he used is 01160146360577
    His email addresses: jeffers331@hotmail.com and
    jessicajeffers80@yahoo.com

    Dr. Dennis Jeffers living in Los Angeles, CA, USA. He is 47 years old, widower with a 9 years old daughter currently lives with her grand mom in Texas. A vet doctor and has a consulting business. He uses the pictures of a lovely tall and handsome Caucasian man with beard and eye glasses. He also posted his profile with the same pictures on Facebook, but in the facebook he is living in Toronto and is a cardiologist heart doctor instead of vet doctor.

    I believe this Dr. Dennis Jeffers is a scammer in Toronto. He speaks with a strong manly voice and heavy accent that was quite difficult to understand. I think he might be black. He said the word “I love you very much” with “S” sounds. Like “Mush” instead of "Much"

    If you want to read the whole story, my email is rich_ann_civic2004@ayhoo.ca I can send you a copy of my story with him. I couldn't post it due to the size of it.

    I hope no other women will get into his scam.
    Good luck to all of us who are vulnerable for a true love relationship.

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    1. Hello, I just saw your posting I also was contacted by this Dr. Dennis Jeffers and was quite shocked when I read his first love letter, I felt that there was something not lining up.
      What I can't understand is how he found me..... Ladies be careful. Lots of weirdos out there, I think these on line services are the worst place to find a nice guy.

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    2. Oh yes! he just wrote to.me.. Doctor Dennis Jeffers...very distinguished guy with glasses from Facebook. When i Googled his name, i.came across this site. I then told him that he is a fake. His reply to me was.that he doesn't understand what i am talking about! I'vr already blocked him. If you are at Facebook, you can check him out. He wrote on 22 Feb 2013. Take care!

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    3. Hello, I am so glad that this information was posted. He reached out to me on FB, but I am a happily married woman and have no idea how he saw my photo and then sent me an e-mail so I googled him. I was suspicious first because of his poor written English, especially for a Dr.! Be careful ladies, this was recent - Jan. 2013.

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    4. Thank you for all the sharings here...
      Is it the guy in this link? https://www.facebook.com/dennis.jeffers.77

      That's right, I hope as well, that no other women will get into his scam.

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    5. wow well I got bombed by this dr. Jeffers, very stupid, im going to try to delete match.com and other dating sites and take my loss of 3500. wow how stupid I am

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    6. laddies he is still out there! i don't even belong to dating site and a dennis palmar jeffers contacted me on facebook! i messaged back asking do i know you? he sent me a long letter stating he was a widow, had a daughter 12yrs old, lived and worked as a vet in texas dallas. he told me i needed to give him my # so we could biuld a strong relationship! this is the funny part he said"i know the distance between us will be hard but, worth it" i too live and work in dallas texas!! i told him a few choice words and not to bother me anymore!! he then deleated me! what a creap! doesn't do his homework very well! beware of this guy!!!!

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    7. Yes dennies jeffers is still out there ..tells u he loves u and wants u for his wife,then needs money for his businesses, but he can't pay it because he's over his limit that months,try to make u feel that u owe him.and ur very selfish. Woman ..yes am out $350.and..said he would pay me back. And I kept asking him for the money back.he keep hanging up! So I went on his face book and sent a message to all his "friends who are mainly woman..told them that he is a scammer..got only 1 response. Fro, 1 woman saying thank you..

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    8. This is what I received from "Dr Jeffers" by asking "Do I know You?" after receiving an in-mail on FB - BEWARE!!

      Thank you for making time to go through my email to you and respond, I feel so happy to hear from you, and I'll tell you more about me as I believe this is the first step to know one another .

      I am Dennis Jeffersino, I'm 173 cm tall and i weigh 75 kg, blue eyes, I'm widower, have a daughter 13 years i have lived and worked as a Veterinary Doctor here in Texas Dallas, United State, I was enthralled the moment I set my eyes on your profile and I could not get my eyes off its charming beauty in your image, so I decided to write to you just to tell you how beautiful, wonderful and beautiful you look there in your profile.

      It would be nice to have a beautiful woman / charming as you as a friend or more, I know that you can consider the distance as a barrier between us, but if you really want to know more about each other constant communication between us would really help a lot.

      I know I'm a stranger to you now, but I believe that friendship is beginning from a certain place, best friend today was once a stranger to you, It is a pleasure to meet you here on Facebook and it would be better to have it as a special, one day, you have a big smile and I would like to know the secret behind it. I need you to send me your email address and phone for better communication. Or you can email me on dr.dennisjeffers@jeffershorsefarm.com

      Hope to hear from you soon and please tell me more about yourself. I await your response. Cheers, Dennis

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    9. Thank you, As this Creap has been telling me he loves me, blah blah blah
      I told him off and then blocked him and deleted everything.
      I think we need to start a good support group for people than have been scammed in the name of love !!!

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    10. THERE IS A DR. DENIS JEFFERS THAT CONTACTED ME , VERY ARTICULATE , ROMANTIC . I TOLD HIM THAT HE IS A SCAMMER AS REPORTED FROM FB BY SEVERAL WOMEN . I CUT OFF CONTACT W/ HIM . THERE ARE LOTS OF THEM OUT THERE , SAME STORY , LOST THEIR WIVES ETC. WHAT THE TELL YOU IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE . I TOLD THEM THAT THAT THEY ARE THE LOWEST FORM OF ANIMAL IN THE PLANET ASKING FOR MONEY FROM WOMEN , WHAT A SHAME ,SHAME , SHAME .

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  51. Doesnt really matter what their 'name' is because it's NOT their name! I have someone right now trying to get me to send him 40k! Ive already reported him to the authorities, by the way they say its NOT illegal to ask anyone for money! Just think how hard you work for your money and ask yourself can i just throw that away? Hell no! These thieves need to get a real job!

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  52. WOW! I'm so sorry to hear of people getting scammed on match! I met my boyfriend almost ten years ago on match, living together 6 of them plus dating long distance(Santa Barbara to Woodland Hills, then Marina del Rey). No wedding ring yet but, it's coming. I can offer this advice to the ladies. I had many mails through the site, NO PERSONAL EMAILS, sleazy guys. Take note to find a fabulous guy. If they want to meet you at a bar by THEIR house just say nooooo thank you. After a couple months of the most poetic mails I met my guy at a public place with my girlfriend and went to a close restaurant in his car, one of my choice. He was the real deal, only lied about previously being married which has got him in the house of pain many times. Guys, don't lie, we remember everything. There is really no reason to give someone your personal email unless you are dating. Match protects you that way, follow their rules and you'll be fine. Don't post a picture for a while...let him wonder. If you do be honest. If you are truely looking for someone special it won't help to mislead them. I am an extremely attractive woman, model worthy. When I finally sent him my photo we had already connected on many levels and he about had a heart attack! He said you didn't tell me you were suck a knockout! Seriously, I was incredibly flattered and told him to look at the blonde not the brunnette as my mom is quit young and stunning in the picture with me. Maybe I got really lucky, I just didn't deal with any guys that sounded like they just wanted to get laid. Good luck and maybe you'll find the right person, I'm so glad I did! Any of the jerks that tried to scam me years ago, I'm the Blondeone and super happy!

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  53. Christopher Peale http://personals.hk/member/browse.jhtml?action=profile&profileId=3249354
    picture posted.
    last time i warned you and then the guy deleted the picture.
    Now a different picture back again on the same link.
    Beware of this scam guy!

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  54. Hi everyone,
    Just want to add a name to be aware of on Match. "romanticrobert55". Email robertmeyer4065@yahoo.com. Same old story...claimed to live close to me (PA)--met me on Match--then profile came off the same day--as he had "found what he was looking for"..(his target). Then he had to fly to NY next day for important mtg...then off to Istanbul for 3 wks to oversee a construction project. He had 300 laborers and 4 sites...blah, blah, blah...

    Originally from Sweden, wife (high school sweetheart) died from cancer leaving his 8 yr old daughter, Tracee (his little angel) and himself. Tracee lives with his "Mum" in Sweden but he plans to relocate his daughter to the states this year. He has a dog (POM) named cliff and a cat named clowee.

    I thought I was being careful by tracing his ip addresses with each email. They did begin in PA as he said, the next one did come from NY and then eventually Istanbul.

    Just as a precaution I checked 'scams' and saw the same story over and over. These guys need to change it up a bit. Luckily I didn't send him anything...except a prayer! Which he desperately needed! lol

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  55. That low life calling himself Dr. Dennis Jeffers living in Los Angeles, CA, USA. is still on Match.com trying to scam women.
    He says he is 47 years old, widower with a 9 years old daughter currently lives with her grand mom in Texas. A vet doctor and has a consulting business. He uses the pictures of a lovely tall and handsome Caucasian man with beard and eye glasses. He also posted his profile with the same pictures on Facebook, but in the facebook he is living in Toronto and is a cardiologist heart doctor instead of vet doctor.

    Dr. Dennis Jeffers is a black man scammer in Toronto. He speaks with a strong manly voice and heavy accent that was quite difficult to understand. I think he might be black. He said the word “I love you very much” with “S” sounds. Like “Mush” instead of "Much"
    Get a life and a job...you are a disgrace to the human race.

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  56. I have recently had 3 men try to scam me on Match within 2 weeks. I was tipped off when the first asked for money and we had never met and he was stranded in Nigeria. After that I got really cauious about the men who (Take note here women) 1- Ask for your personnal email right off 2-Get too serious too soon and never want to meet you 3- Their profile has that they want any woman and at any age. 3- They always - have no parents living, no close friends 4-They have one child ut never talk about them or send you a picture

    So be careful - Don't ever send money to anyone you have never met!!!!

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  57. Here is another one on Match.com. Solicited private email adress, and this is what came back:

    from victoria Michael
    date Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 7:57 PM
    subject Hi
    mailed-by yahoo.com
    signed-by yahoo.com

    Hi

    How are you doing?It is my pleasure to seen your reply.Meanwhile compliment of the day to you and all around you!!!So how is things in general?Hope this sound perfectly cool with you and your family?Here are more about me and my family,I'm the only daughter of my Parent.My dad is from Iowa Den moines and mom from spain,I was born in MD Baltimore brought up in spain,My dad passed away ,when i was 6yr of age,My mother died when I was a baby when she was about to delivers a new baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on november 2003 in a private hospital in Abidjan..My Dad took me to my mother aunty in Spain due to his business trip,That's where i schooled and brought up.I hate talking about my dad because he's a lovely dad to me,Since my aunty take me away havent heard anything about my father until he called me in November 2006 in a private hospital in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has some properties,That i should contact his lawyer for more info,I love my aunty aswell cause she's a lovely aunty to me she died 4yrs ago,Since then i started living with my friend helping the charity Organization,I have been trying all i can to get in touch with my father uncle,my uncles are seeking to kill me so that they can have all my fathers properties. i really don't want to struggle anything with them in terms of properties but my presence will still be disturbing them. ,I am just hopeless right now for my uncles that are trying to kill me,I plan to Travel to Nigeria with the HIV Volunteering Program team.,I'm a Pharmacist currently in western part of africa Nigeria for HIV Volunteering Program..I have 16more days here in Nigeria is that a problem for you???Because my team mate are travel to IRAQ soon i am not going with them.I'm looking for something serious in a man,i mean someone to spend the rest of my life,I hate liars and cheater,I am one man woman and i will surely be forever.I am looking for someone with a good heart that cares for other not just about themselves . Someone that has manners and know what the right thing to do and actually does it. Someone how to enjoy life and what it has to offer, who enjoys going out and socializing, but also doesnt mind staying home and cooking together. Being honest would be nice.I contact my father lawyer before i left states,He told me to contact Security Company Custody and get the properties before them,My Name is the Next of kin.He told me i have to get married and my man can only have access for the properties,I want you to tell me more about yourself and your family back ground,Do you have kids?Have you ever date online before?If yes how does it workout?I will like to know more of your likes and dislikes. I will tell you more about myself in my next mail. Attached here is my pictures. I will send you more in my next mail and i will also like to see your pictures.I look forward to hear back from you sooner.

    Much Love
    Victoria

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  58. Another one to look out for James Morgan from Avenel, NJ. His picture is beautiful so it is easy to be taken. He says he is a chemical engineer working in Nigeria. His father died 15 years ago, he is origianlly from Spain and moved to NJ 15 years ago. I felt something was off but be because he was so good looking I said what the heck. His yahoo address is james4love000@yahoo.com. He never asked for a thing from me but he never answered a question that I asked and whenI asked for more picutres I never heard from him again. Trust your instincts and go with your gut feelings If he seems too good to be ture he is. I thought it was strange immediately how eager he was to relocate. Being a single mother I questioned this immediately. Needless to say he stopped communicating with me. Good luck out there. This was on match.com, by the way.

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  59. Hi everyone, I think I am being wooed by the same guy different name than the person who posted in August. This guys name is Johnny Clerk, he is calling me from the same landline # in Forest City, N.C. it is 828-202-6505. He claims to live in Atlanta, Ga. and lost his mother, father, wife & daughter in a car accident 3 yrs ago. He is single father to son Michael that just turned 6 yrs. old. Johnny will be 51 yrs old, May 5, 2011. Cinco de Mayo...He says he is from Berlin, Germany and is a gold and diamond broker. He has been romancing me for the last couple of weeks and seemed to have us married after the 2nd day of chatting on line. He had me give him my Match.com sign on and password. and stupid me I did. We have not met, he said his sons birthday was April 30th, I said I would buy him a gift. We were supposed to meet the next day. He asked for my home address, I said I did not feel comfortable with that, he kept asking and said he wanted to send me something, so I gave him my work address. When I got home he asked why I gave my work address, I told him I did not feel comfortable. He sent me a link to a flower delivery and told me to call and find out why I did not get the flowers. So I called but the person on the credit card used was not Johnny Clerk, so they could not give me any info. He sent them to Connie Clerk. I am Connie, a dozen beautiful roses showed up Monday at work. This is what the card said " MY LOVE FOR YOU IS LIKE A PEARL, IN WAYS MUCH MORE THAN ONE. IT STARTED SMALL, AND NOW IS BIG, IT'S GROWING NEVER DONE."
    I got sick this weekend with a bad cold and had to cancel our meeting. He said his sons BD was very nice and that he had bought him a $2000.00 airplane and had taken pictures. I told him I would like to see them. He is working in N.C. right now away from Atlanta sealing a deal with a client. He said the client let him have a BD party for Michael there. He sent 4 pictures, 2 had himself sitting in a very nice room putting together this model airplane & 2 showed his son, who looks much older than 6 with the plane. What I noticed is there is a Christmas Tree in the background. When I asked him about this, he stumbled for a while and said no I misunderstood him these pictures were done at Christmas. Yeah OK, after that things starting falling apart for him. You can look him up at Johnny Clerk on facebook, I also did a people search and he is on Care2 website, same story, but totally different picture. I did an e-verify search on him and he does not exist in Atlanta or N.C. A reverse search on the phone # is a land line in N.C.. ... Ladies beware, this guy is a pro. I have not heard anything from him since Sunday, When he figured out I do not trust him or what he is telling me. If you have dealt with this guy you can e-mail me at geesatease@gmail.com
    Connie

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  60. Hi,
    Ladies, watch out for a guy who calls himself STEVEN ALBERT, supposedly an Italian living in NY but working in Nigeria as a building contractor - right! sweet talker until he falls for you on the 4th day - right. come on! that's just nuts and I told him so then told him to go away. Very persistent but now he's finally gone. The only thing to do is stop contact, don't reply to any emails or phone calls, and he'll get the picture. This is one of three guys who tried to scam me. After less than 2 months, I've given up on match.com, too many scams.

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  61. William Chuck Becks is still using the same con. I'm waiting to hear from him from Dubai. Details are the same: widower, wife and child killed in a car crash, Nana, geologist. Can't wait to tell him what I think of him.
    Would never have sent the money but feel foolish for not acknowledging some warning signs: sounds younger on phone than 63; never commented on picture of my family he asked for or my work; asked me to describe him so he would know that i remembered him (must have been unsure which picture he posted). By the way, the picture was of a 60ish guy with brown/blonde hair, not black. But the story is exactly the same, as is the phone number.
    I regret being so vulnerable but feel as if I have been innoculated; this will never happen to me again.

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  62. Hi girls, I'm on Match and just joined a week ago when I received a message from Chistopher Peale claiming to be an automotive designer living in New Jersey. He was charming, however his 'design' knowledge was sparse and I finally called him on the lies after 3 days of messaging. And he admitted it! From what I surmised, he is a Nigerian and the entire persona is a lie-perhaps even about his son, Little Christopher.
    Please beware to these guys who typically fall in love too quicky, want you off Match and whose messages are full of vague information and typos and misspellings. Also-pay attention to the photos-I did and they don't always match.

    Best of luck of your search.

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  63. This Christopher Peale is also existing in another asian dating website, and I believe he was using a "too good to be true" photo from a modelling agency. He recently changed his profile picture again to a somewhat more realistic photo - a scraggy, older looking photo. He claims to be in HK, and uses a yahoo email account. I don't know if this is his email template but this is what he wrote.
    _________

    Nice of you to have written me here. I am an Aussie by Origin and moved to Texas, US when i was barely 5years old so i suppose i have lived mostly in the US. I have a son, he's 13. Hopefully you like kids.

    I am in the car manufacturing industry where my specification is designing. Both exterior and interior. Its my first time in Hong Kong and i think its a beautiful city. Have you ever traveled overseas before? I think traveling can be fun especially with that special someone. Would be nice of you if you could answer a fews questions and ask me any questions you'd like to know about me;

    Can you be a little exact on how long you have been on the dating sites?
    Please share some of your unusual experiences. I am interested to know.
    What do you do? Do you work long hours?
    Whats your perception about long distance relationship?
    What are you thoughts about having children?
    Are you adventurous, a go getter, passionate?
    Whats you perception towards falling in Love?
    Are you very traditional in your thinking?
    Tell me a couple of sports you enjoy?

    Hopefully am not asking too many questions...Until i read from you again
    .
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your day

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  64. This Christopher Peale seems to have created a facebook account, but do your google, take a look. I feel it's a little fishy. The profile created seems to be purely for dating purposes.

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  65. Oh yeah I got 2 for the price of one! King 49 with his 15 yr old son Drake from Houston working in Nigeria. And Michael 46 with his 10 yr old daughter Calista from Pennsyvania also working in Nigeria.
    This lasted all of 2 days. Noticed peculiar similarities right away. Always got the romantic fluff that was obnoxious. Never any answers to my questions. "Michael" gave it all away when he had the nerve to show me supposed video images that was the same image every time and the same clothes. And he got his parents mixed up from his profile. And they fought over me for exclusivity. What a hoot!
    Glad I caught on.

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    1. I WONDER IS THIS THE SAME GUY THAT IS TRYING TO GET WITH ME.. FROM HOUSTON TX. NAMED ANDY JULES, WITH A 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND HE IS A ENGINEER, JUST FLOWN OVER TO CAPE TOWN WITH A LOT OF MONEY TO DO A JOB IN 9WEEKS. BUT GOT HELD UP AT THE AIRPORT FOR PACKING SO MUCH MONEY FOR THIS JOB. BUT IS NOW ASKING ME FOR CELL HPONES, HIS DAUGHTER A PLAYSTATION, OH YEAH AND LETS NOT FOR GET THE CASH..CUTEGUY4984@YAHOO.COM OR @MATCH.COM..HE BETTER BRING A SACK LUCNH CAUSE IT WILL BE ALL BEFORE HE GETS A WOODEN NICKLE OUT OF THIS OLD GAL

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  66. Yes Maurice Fulton almost scammed me too. He has changed his name to Ma'urice Pallipamu. He lies and says he resides in Concord, New Hampshire and also lies and tells ladies he is a heart Surgeon out of Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital. HE DOES NOT EXIST!!! he is trying to scam you for your money once he meets you!!! good thing I did my research on the guy before falling into his trap. He changed his e-mail to chronok101@hotmail.com. also he has a few others chronok101@gmail.com chronoke1918@yahoo.com, mauricechronoke@gmail.com
    HE IS A FRAUD!!! PLEASE STAY AWAY!!! he has a facebook accout with less than 18 friends. the pic on his page is of a little black boy being kissed by a little girl on the cheek. He also has a profile to meet victims on blackpeoplemeet.com
    PLEASE I WARN YOU!!! and the others warn you!! do not fall victim. his telephone number is 603-231-9047 also 603-988-1206 and 617-446-3781 Ma'urice Pallipamu or Maurice Pallipamu is his new alias

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    1. Yes I met him also.. The name he used was Reese Pallipamu (heart surgeon from Dartmouth Hitchcock) back in summer of 2011.

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    2. Just wondering if you have a birth date for this guy. Or any other identifying information you might be able to share.

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  67. John Grisaffi aka John Marcelo goes by caringjohnforu or enchantme4eva. Claims to be an independent contractor from Istanbul Turkey and if you read the above one's on him, the emails are word for word. Except mine said he had a house on Camrose Drive Los Angeles and Saco, Maine... When I called him out on it, he played dumb and said he was very insulted and to not contact him again! You betcha!! He can be found on facebook under John D. Grisaffi, but it's locked up.... Glad I caught on right from the beginning... Beware!

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  68. Just keep in mind ladies, when on these sites, if the man is not in your city, state or even country, chances are he is not interested in getting to know you, only getting your money. I too joined Match and within 10 minutes goes contacted by two scammers. One is a William Graves and the other I can't remember. Same M.O. except this one was in the military. Picture on Match was not the same as he sent to my gmail account, but my real name was not on there. Ladies, be careful. I called Match and got a refund. They should be more careful. One sign is when a man is in this mid to late forties and wants a woman between 45-75. Something is not right. Which man do you know wants a woman who is 75 years old? Come on, let's be logical.

    Also these "men" are sponsored by their government. They get a cut. I contacted the RCMP over another one years ago and they told me there is nothing I can do... but there is. Be careful!!!

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  69. I had many men that contacted me and said they were from a State in the USA...but were not really. All could not speak or write English. They get a free weekend and want you to email them with a personal email, cause their membership is cancelled. You then can not find them on Match.com anymore. All such a shame and scam. It was so obvious. I never heard from any men living near me....just this kind of idiots.

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  70. I noticed most of you folks are women posting.
    Here's a man's perspective. I've been on Match maybe going on 2 weeks now. I think, I may have gotten and actually winked at, one legitimate person. This is how pervasive the scams are. I was first approached by this gorgeous woman, who classically took me offline to yahoo mail and her account disappeared. Anita somebody I forget. I figure wow, she got lucky signed up quick and found me. Gives the illusion of you must be the one. I went along with it. Still very much thinking this must be divine intervention to have such a woman find me so quick on my first foray into online dating. I thought it odd that a gal online as she was did not have a facebook account or as successful as she was did not have a linkedin account. But, eh, maybe. Then I discover she is not really in Houston TX, she is out of the country taking care of her sick Grandma with cancer. I smelled a rat. Even as a newbie. When she said she was born in Spain then moved to Florida as a kid, then to Nigeria, where her mom is today. The "Nigeria" was the nail in the coffin. This is a place with a long history of internet scams. So I told her that she sounded like a scam, and that I hope she wasn't and that it could all be a coincidence, but that hey if you ask me for money, then we'll know its a scam. I told her like a joke, thinking she was still real as she sent me another picture. Well after that email I never heard from her again. I since updated my match profile warning scammers to not waste their time with me, as I could not be scammed. And low and behold I am the new target. I get hit with homely women, beauties, seemingly locals...and one by one they trip up then step off. The one gal I believed was real because she had a facebook account and a linkedin account I shared all my horror stories with...and somehow she decided my situation was too complicated for her and she dropped the relationship.

    I'm a pretty decent catch. VP of a major corp, fairly secure, look 20 years younger then my 45 age, a cross between Harry Belafonte and Muhammed Ali, and this gal decided because I had kids not living with me, too many in fact, that it was too complicated. I think she may have been a scam too. Which is truly amazing. I feel like somebody should initiate a class action against Match.com...but, whose got the time.

    Anybody real out there, near a Houston suburb reading this post, interested in a real person, who will likely drop off the online dating scene: drop an email to jwtechy@yahoo.com and introduce yourself. And the trick is, DON'T ASK ME FOR A DIME UNTIL AFTER WE ARE MARRIED! lol...

    Peace out guys and gals...and happy hunting.
    :)
    jw

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    1. you do the right thing, I did the same with them, when money is a n issue here,you know that you are talking to a scammer. I have been approached by men since august 2011 until march 2012 from tagged.com. they all scammers. none of them are real. I always browsing into scam's link and have learned a lot and it really help me on this online dating,I find out soon enough when the scammer start their action.I never send any money to the scammer. not even a small amount..

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  71. Maurice Pallipamu alias Reese Pallipamu. Fraud!!! He is a black man, charming with a UK accent, and lies that he's a heart doctor in New Hampshire. He's on Blackpeoplemeet.com as Reese101, email address kronok101@hotmail.com. He almost got me to meet him. What a con artist. Thank you for this site!!!!

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  72. Resse Pallipamu isn't a scammer or a theif. The person who posted these lies about him online is a EX girlfriend of his that wants to make sure he doesn't find happiness. I known him for about 8 years. I know he isn't a scam or anything like that. Anyone who meet him, Will tell you that. His email address is chronok101@hotmail.com, But his is no SCAMMER, I don't know how you can't stop people from posting lies about you. It does a dis-service to the woman on here who need help from REAL scams.

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    1. You are so full of it... you just happened to randomly find this site where your "friend" was being discussed? Don't you think you should be honest and state that you are merely searching for his name so you can make up lies to make people believe he is for real? He's a scam artist through and through.

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  73. To all the posting of Maurice Pallipuma or Reese/Resse Pallipuma..well Im so dam confuse.I did get to meet this guy.he didnt seem like he wanted my money..he paid for everytime we went out.I cant understand all the alerts. He might have many dating site out there,why not when you are single.(well,I was not scam or harm)

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  74. This guy John Robert (s) bobert53@hotmail.com now working under the name John Cooper told me he was from the UK, his wife passed away three years ago and that he didnt have any kids. He will keep up profiles for ca 1 week with every time different pictures, but if you look good enough you will be able to see it is him. You will find him back on Meet, Badoo, Zoosk and i am sure many more. Went on a business trip to NY than had to pick up his checks in Lagos South Afrika, because the German company didnt pay him.
    Stupid enough I did send money. A small amount to NY via Western Union. He never picked that up???? When he got to Lagos he said he needed money again to clear his checks and to pay the taxes. I send 1500 euro's, that amount he did pick up? Probably with a fake passport or something, because when you send money thru WU to South Afrika you either have to have a bank account there or take someone with you that can verify you identity. I thought it was safe because the security for WU in those countries are tight. I guess not tight enough?
    He got his clearance to leave the country but than asked for money again for his ticket and hotel bills? So if you get into contact with this guy, dont send money? he scams people, and is probably still stuck in Lagos yea right. Unbelievable how low people can get to scam people.
    I came across other websites and posts from other women that he also tried to con. He will change his story some times but it comes down to pretty much te same. Check his ip adres because it will be from Zweden Stockholm.
    Sad to say but nothing but a lowlife scum bag

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  75. MICHAAL WARREN may now be MICHAEL WILLIAMS 5000@YAHOO.COM Same story except his only daughter died of a heart condition in a park. Got his degree in telecommunications but now is working in his late father's business in....what else but gold and diamonds! Right! He does not have a German accent. Apparently lives in San Diego in Del Mar Highlands. Right again....not. Be careful, ladies.

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  76. I also have many names to add
    Firstly antonio.pablo60@yahoo.com This guy is actually from tagged.com. Very professional and unfortunately yes I have been scammed. Lost a lot of money and not to mention your dignity. They are heartless and soulless bastards.
    I then went on match.com and it is full of scammers. Within 10 days there were 2 others tonywatt99@yahoo.com and reydominic@ymail.com. Ladies beware...

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  77. I also met "Maurice Fulton" aka Reese Pallipamu on Match.com. He was charming and sweet, said he worked as a cardiologist at a nearby hospital. I called the hospital and NOBODY knew of him, including a good friend of mine in the cardiology department. I checked on him after our only date and found out he was lying. That was it for us. Right after I called him out on it and I could no longer find him on Match.com. As for the erson stating he's not a fraud... you obviously know nothing about him!

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  78. Love4allaround360 (James Mack) was the guy who got my attentino on match.com....He quickly wanted to move to yahoo im...I don't suggest you do that...We had talked the first night and everything seemed too good to be true...BUT..He was in London on business (an engineer in the oil field). I didn't let it get much farther than talking one more time after our inital conversation (But I did give him my cell number- oops). I looked his name up and low and behold...romance scams popped up....PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!! The best advice my dad gave me was...IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE- IT PROBABLY IS!!!!Take it for what it's worth :P

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  79. After reading these comments from these poor women, I feel very fortunate that I did not give in to the charming man (Dave Field)I was talking to. But I did lose my heart to him. Man that hurt and I feel really stupid. I will NOT feel this way again. These bastards are really good at what they do and if I had not confided in my friends, I may have been in the same position these ladies are. Luckily, I really don't have the funds that he wanted, so I guess I'm not going to be his "princess" afterall. Too bad for him!

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  80. Watch out for a nice looking man named Robin Wilson who was on Match.com. His email is Robin.Wilson78@yahoo.com. Wish i could post a pic here but we exchanged emails and used yahoo im for hours. Said he was from Spain and moved to NH 4 months ago with his girl Sally who was 7yrs. old. He was widdowed, wife cheated when he was away on business. As usual, fell in love with me right away and was supposed to be coming back to NH this coming weekend and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. After about four days, he was in Nigeria on business, his computer was acting up. He knew i was leary from the start because i told him men try to con me all the time, it usually goes like this: they live in the states but are out of the country on business but will be back soon, they fall in love with you right away, want to spend the rest of their life with you and shortly after they ask for money. Well early this morning his computer was acting up and he asked me if i could help him and buy him a new one and send it to him. I questioned his name not sounding spanish, he said his last name was Alonzo. I said that's italian, he said no spanish too. He gave me this number +2348127059886 and even called me today but hung up when the voice mail came on. He texted me twice last night. To make a long story short, i told him to call his credit card company (of course he forgot his card at home) and they will federal him out a new one overnight. He was speachless. I told him off, he finally signed out. I fell for him, but at least not his scam, even though it was only a few hundred dollars. This guy shared pics of him and his daughter with me. Don't let these men fool you. Glad there is a site like this to post. I would make a webpage on him if i knew how. Never give money to anyone you meet online!!! However real it may seem. I got conned a few years ago, only for $150 from a Nicholas Anderson from the UK. He was on a dating site also. I found him a year later on another one. I reported him and he was taken off. I actually googled dating cons and there was his picture with his dog and house. These men are all over the dating sites women. If in doubt, trust your instinct! If it is to good to be true is probably isn't. Hurt in MA

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  81. I was on match.com for about 1week when a charming lady who calls herself lillian dominic, started telling me wonderfull things, to groom me for the sting. after softening me up with beautiful words, and she or he must have been using someone elses picture and profile, she wanted to fly across and meet me,
    and i foolishly paid for the air fare. they know how to suck you in, when your heart is involved, i asked her/him to send meflight details which never came, my suspicion was arroused then. Following email i was asked to send 8000 dollars to help clear an import clearence cost that he or she could not pay, and that they would pay me back. thats then i new they were scammers. i refused, i contacted match,com and told them, and i think they have still not removed the scammers user name, guys beware the scammers are out there.

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  82. I encourage readers that if they have a scammer to report to send it to us via email so we can post it, along with any photos and other information you may have. It will reach more people that way, and more people will be warned before they too are scammed.

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  83. I HAVE SCAMMER FROM MATCH.COM. HE USED NAME IS ROCCO RUSSILLO 47 YEARS OLD FROM HOUSTON USA. HE TOLD HE IS ITALIAN.HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS RROCCO 963@HOTMAIL(YAHOO).COM HE TOLD HE HAVE DAUGTHER NAME BECCA 9 YEARS OLD HE BUY RAW GOLD AND SELE HE TOLD HE IS LOBBED LAW GOLD AND CASH IN AFRICA, HE ASKED ME TO HELP BY SENT MONEY 750USD TO LAGOS, NIGERIA.BUT I HAVE NO MONEY FOR HIM...

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  84. I was contacted a month ago by a guy calling himself Alex Lombardi, 56 yo, an Italian/American. He said he was a widower. He said he now lived in Australia but was a Civil Engineer working on contract on the road widening for the Olympic Games in London. He said he was a widower and had one son, 26 still living in the USA.
    He quickly changed the communication to text messages and each day his texts became more and more loving. After a few weeks, he told me he was returning home to Australia and even forwarded fake flight details and room bookings to convince me that he would be back by the 16th of December. But the cruncher came a week before he was due to arrive. He phoned to say he was stuck in Kuala Lumpur with no money as his cards had been blocked. He asked if I would give him my Australian Credit Card details so he could have some money to survive while he was there. Of course I did not give him any money and when I asked if he was a scammer, he sent the most revolting emails to me, saying that where there was no trust, there is no relationship. He ended contact there and then. i was lucky, it could have ended alot differently, I could have lost everything. But I later checked his motel booking here in Australia and he never arrived. Then a friend checked to see where he had been emailing from and this person had never left the UK. These are the numbers he used to contact me: 447553744800 and 60133617209. The email addressed he used was alexlombardi@live.com.au. He speaks with a slight accent, but no American accent, which I found puzzling as anyone who has spent any time in the US soon acquires an American accent. He claimed to have lived there since he was 10. He now claims to be 56 years old. He is of stocky build with thick black hair greying at the temples, in his photos, but I suspect these pics have been stolen off someone else.

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  85. I met someone on perfect match.com and have been speaking for 4 months, I have his home address as well as home number and cell phone number all in CA and all do match up with him. He is in ghana right now on business and he calls me from there everyday, I also have his bank account number I have seen him several times on the web cam and is same man as pictures I have. Would a scammer go as far as given me his bank account number? Has anyone else had this happen and find it to be a scammer. I even know his email address password as well as facebook password?

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    1. don't be fooled by cam. it can be prerecorded. ask him/her to do something ,like, say hello. or wink just to do some movement, if he/she is upset about it.. beware, it is prerecorded. don't trust any of these ( password, phone number that he/she gave you )and one other things are. if Ghana., malaysia, UK . ( africa in particular ) that's the sign. once MONEY issue has been brought up in conversation.. watch out... scammer in action...the point is. stay away when money become an issue here. stay safe guys.

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    2. Seriously ladies... we are smarter than this. We don't need to be desperate. Anyone who gives all this info and asks it of you on Match.com has an alterier motive...especially the Africa scammer. I have been on Match 1 month and off for good. Have been contacted by the scammer, asking for money, sending me webcams, IM the whole works. He is beautiful. Only problem is I am an intelligent woman who isn't desperate and would never give my money to anyone for any reason that I do not know especially wiring it out of the country to Match person. This is a sign. You don't have to be Einstein to figure this out. Run. There are great men and women out there to meet without falling prey to this. Those things do not make some sincere, it says "AGENDA". Read the writing on the wall.

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  86. Of course a scammer would do that. What does he care if you have his facebook and email password? What can you do with it? nothing. Same thing with the bank account number. You can put something IN it, but not take anything OUT of it. He is trying to build your trust with nonsensical things to create a false sense of security. Scammers do it all the time. This one reeks of scammer.

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  87. anyone been hit by the email address's firepot57@yahoo.com or firestone53@yahoo.com? Trying to see if these emails are from a known scammer? Also phone number 324-463-1528 Accra Ghana?

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  88. Ladies be aware of a man named Charley on perfect match.com He claims to be from Bronx NY. 6.1 caucasion and single. He is a scammer. Perfect match has been notified but has let him back in their services. He shows no profile picture but will send them to your email address once he gets it from you. He does not like to communicate through the dating sight. He is one of the scammers from Ghana...again it is the same man as the anonymous person already has told of....firepot57@yahoo.com BEWARE he is good at what he does. Very convencing. And I also received the same pictures of a man some from NY and some professionaly taken. BEWARE

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  89. Here are two to be aware of Honestman748 aka Steven Reicker and ThomasDyer95. Both had the same line. Widower, wife died in a car accident 4 years ago, they claim they have an 8 y/o child. Both claimed to be in Africa. Both called me Hi Angel. Both said they were believers in Christ. I gave Steven my number phone number, but after he text me asking for money, I told him he was crazy. Don't call me again is what I told him. As for Thomas Dyer, I told him that 4 other guys had said that same thing. Bunch of liars and scammers. I noticed today that both have taken down their websites. Don't fall for the scams. I work to hard to give some man I don't know and never met my money, I don't care what part of the world he is in and what he is going thru.

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  90. Last April I was contacted by a Michael Craig on Match.com I suspected he was a scam but when I found out for sure...he was the one that went for the "scam ride" I can't believe all the ways men or women will take advantage of a lonely heart.

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  91. I met someone on Match.com about two weeks ago, being the skeptic that I am I wouldn't give him any information but my name. No address, No phone. He wanted me to remove my profile because "I was the one" so I did. Two days later he told me he had a project out in Acca City, Africa. He represents himself as a civil engineer, the name he's using is "James Reynolds Cole" and he has no family, mother and father died when he was young. Divorced with no children. I became very suspicious when he asked me for a favor he wanted me to buy him a 300.00 phone because his didn't work there and send it to him in Africa, apparently his credit card was not working there either...yeah right!
    Smells like a scammer to me...so beware.

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  92. As soon as someone wants to get email outside of the dating site it is most likely a scam. I have been on Match.com - e- harmony, java etc.
    And it is the same story
    Widow has grown kids, most likely either live in USA, california or so
    Talks to them daily - told them all about you.
    is on last contract in a foreign country.
    As Nigerias is getting quite known for scams the last two were either in Turkey (Nathan Gagnon) or in Dubai ( Christopher Peale) for an engineer project, a antique dealer.
    They showed me pictures and certificates that they received that much money from the governemnt, with flags and signatures etc.
    but in order to get that money they need to pay the country taxes
    They even can show you the ticket to go back home, either Canada and/or USA
    But they are always delayed for one reason or the other.
    And eventually they received from soo many people, friends and business contacts money that they only need a bit more.
    And that is where your help comes in.
    They buy you gifts.
    Most of the time they have very endearing names for you, Gorgeous, Beautiful, Spirited.
    and yes it is nice to receive these compliments,but if they don't use your name in an email or so, it is most likely a scame email they send to all their contacts.
    Credit cards don't work for them in that particular country.
    Just say politely they you are not going to take that risk.
    Don't ever give them your personal phone number.
    and yes there were even people that gave me adress that does exist, phone number works etc. Answering machine goes on.
    but he is just on vacation or business trip.
    It is easy enough to get that info on info to find someones name and number etc
    Just be aware. If it smells iffy, or you have doubts, don't let yourself talked in to a scammer and dont ever send money no matter how small the amount, they will call back and ask for more.
    And you never get it back.
    Good luck
    All I can hope are there real man out there that do want to meet an honest woman?

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  93. these scammers are predators and the online dating sites should do more to screen their candidates

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  94. it would be nice if these sites could better verify their members to keep the scammers out

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  95. match.com can truly be a scary place. The nigerians are all over it posing as other people. thanks so much for this great website!

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  96. watch out for donald daniel he is a scammer from match.com of course his profile is deleted now and traced his ip address came up nigeria, they fool you and take your money he was claiming to be from USA language was very poor for a american lol his email was dondd43@yahoo.com

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  97. Hi there. I have known this man for a month named Rocco Russillo aged 47, claimed he is Italian living in Texas since he was 10. Has a daughter named Becca aged 9. A widower, wife died 5 years. Traveling most of the time. Last week he was in London claiming he was fixing a house he rented out and that he inherit from his late father. He has his own business dealing with raw gold which he purchases them from Nigeria. He is coming to my country next week with Becca to see me. So far, he has not asks any personal information from me. His air fare and hotel bookings here were all paid by him. Is he a scammer???

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    1. THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE GUY I FELL FOR NAMED ANDY JULES 47 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, MOM DIED, SHE GOES TO SCHOOL IN LONDON, HE LIVES IN HOUSTON TX AND IS AN ENGINEER HE JUST WENT TO NEW JERSY ON BUSINESS ONLY TO FIND OUT HIS CONTRACT WAS ACCEPTED IN CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA... BROUGHT ALL THIS MONEY WITH HIM TO CAPE TOWN AND NOW ALL HIS LAPTOPS, IPHONE, DAUGHTERS IPOD AND PLAYSTAION ARE MISSING FROM AIRPORT AND NEEDS ME TO REPLACE IT ALL.HE WILL PAY ME BACK...LOL ONE WORD GOOD BYE..

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  98. Of course Rocco Rusillo is a scammer. Are you joking? Every thing about him is what ONLY scammers do, not REAL PEOPLE. He will NEVER come to you with his imaginary daughter Becca. Because he will either get mugged,in an accident,held up at the airport from some tax reason or he or his imaginary daughter will get sick. THEN will come the money requests. It's the same old scam.

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    1. Thanks for your reply. No, I'm not joking!!! This is the first time I have been scammed and hopefully it will be my last. I know nothing about how these men operates. And now I know. I appreciate that.

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  99. Well the 47 yr old is now 52 living in LA his daughter is now 11 still living in TX with her Grand Mom goes by the name David Esama says he is a vet. Working for a private company had to go to out of the counter to by Stock. He uses match ID tarheelsfan3360 and emails davidesama100@hotmail, and Jessicajeffers80@hotmail.com, he was going to come for visit sent flight information had the flight for David Jeffers and purchased by David Esama. Thank you to everyone how put a post on here. It really helps to get the word out.

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  100. I met this guy online a week ago. This was his first email to me. Sounds fishy..and sounds like a scammer too. Can anyone help me out on this?

    How are you doing and how is everything going with you.. How is your work and you health dear.. I am sorry for not being online all this while. I have been so busy due to my work..
    I am FELIX RIVERA by name and am working with the U.S army, as i have told you i have been in Afghanistan for 4years now and i think it is time i need to retire and meet the woman i want to meet and start a better life for myself .. I am 50years of age and am still single without any kid but i got 2 kids i adopted . I was born and brought up in Italy.. My mum is from Italy and my dad is a Spanish but they are dead . I will be 51years old next year by January 14th. So now don't you think i need a woman to make my wife and to be with me forever..
    I am looking for a woman to stand by me in all things, a woman to always be around me and a woman i will always be happy to see around me.
    I will like to know more and more about you Sweetie and i will also like if you send me some photos of yours..
    I send you along with this email photos of me in camp here and later maybe if we can chat on Yahoo messenger i can send you photos of me and my dog when i was still in U.S.A .. do you have any dog too or any other pet.
    I hope to hear from you soonest dear and i will really appreciate your efforts in getting to know me.

    Yours Faithfully

    FELIX RIVERA

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  101. He is a scammer. Obviously. More than obviously.

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    1. Yeah, I thought so too..out he goes in the dumps!! LOL..thanks very much for your help, Cyberdatedanger.

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  102. No problem. As the owner of this site, I am here to help :)

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  103. Thank you all So much!!2 days after enjoying match.com a man with the following characteristics paid attention to me: has anyone hear from Jake Schmmidtmann, alias: ecogreensd.
    Leaves in San Diego, CA but he cannot get through me when he tries to call me (and I am in CA too). He is falling for me right after a couple days later (but he does not mention to meet me in person); I checked online his cell phone, and is a land-phone. I could leave him messages over the phone, and he could text, but he could not reach me after trying to call me for 4 days in a row (something was up). When I finally had a chance to speak with him, I was expecting or a German or an Australian accent-instead he had an accent that I could not recognize: African/middle east (?). I accused him of being an impostor and I hanged up. The English from his e-mails was outstanding, but the English from the man on the phone was very poor. The differences from what I read is that he has no kids, and he was never married -his fiancé died-, but his parents are deceased, and his name is no way to be found. I knew that his e-mails were templates, but being new at this, I just thought that he was organized, meaning he was sending the same e-mail to different women and eliminate them progressively (ironically, I thought it was a good idea,) and he also closed his page right after we started e-mailing (but I remember that he wouldn't mind to date a much older woman). Thus far he has only mentioned for business purposes Texas, Germany and China. I just wonder who is the man in the picture, another victim?
    Is he a con? Has anyone heard from him? Please reply. Thank you.

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    1. Yes, I have heard of Jake Schmidtmann. He also contacted me through Match, and I have to tell you that the news is very bad from here. I am one of his success stories, and you should thank God you were smart and he made a big enough mistake. If I had known, if someone had suggested, to check the IP address of his first few emails, I would have been lucky like you. Instead he robbed me of almost every thing I have.

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    2. He is on facebook this online predator uses the name jake elvis dirk.He scammed a friend out of $8500 dollars and also phoned her up nearly evry day
      https://www.facebook.com/jake.schmidtmann?fref=browse_search

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  104. Well, I guess it happenned to me also. It has been going on for 3 weeks now. Same profile of scammer. Chemical engineer, 52 years old, widow, 1 kid, 10 years old. The wife died in a car accident (wow, mine too, what a coincidence !) So stupid to fall for this, can't believe it. Well, he hasn't asked anything yet, but today, I felt it coming.
    Was suppositely living in Montreal, Canada, had to leave for work in UK for 3 weeks. I gave him my company cell number, he called me everyday in the last 5. Then, today, said he wanted to send me flowers. I told him that virtual flowers were perfect for now ....
    Then he said he had to go to Scotland because his son leaves there with an old friend; the son was suddenly sick and he told the lady to bring him to a private hospital. Guess next step tomorrow will be to tell me that he needs help in paying this bill !!!
    He did not take anything from me, except maybe some of my pride ...
    Stupid enough, he also has a picture of me and my son... But from what i'Ve read here, I don't think I should worry at all. This guy, whoever he is, will never show up around here !
    Forgot the nickname on match.com as we did not stay there and he fastly asked to go to yahoo messenger.
    The name he used is Keith Cowley keithcowley59@yahoo.com

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  105. Be careful! This is a scammer:ON Match.com he was ANDY4865 and his e-mail address right now is: andyjules1@yahoo.com
    He says he's in Cape Town South Africa, engeneer working on a renovation rafinery
    Has a 13 year old daughter Joan. BROUGHT ALL THIS MONEY WITH HIM TO CAPE
    TOWN AND NOW ALL HIS LAPTOPS, IPHONE, DAUGHTERS IPOD AND PLAYSTAION ARE MISSING
    FROM AIRPORT AND NEEDS MONEY TO REPLACE IT ALL. He asked me to send money with Western Union.

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  106. I too was recently scammed. I can't believe I fell for it. Everyone wants the perfect romance. Mine too was a widower, both parents deceased and he has a son named Bob. I gave him a credit card number and he said he would wire money in to my premier plus line, which he did and it appears there. Then I transferred it into my banking account and did Western Union money transfer. I told him, I would never transfer money without seeing it in my account first. I did this one card because that is the only card I could give him. I first transferred $1500 through Western Union after seeing it appear on the card. It appears as a phone transfer on that card. I sent another $2000 after I saw that in my account. Well, shortly after I did that, Western Union called me and said that this was most likely a scam. I told her, he put money in my account and she said that sometimes it takes awhile sometimes for the bank to realize it is not real funds,then it comes back out. He told me would be coming to the U.S. to be with me. We have been mostly texting and he has called me a few times, but I really only talked to him twice. His number is a 323 number which is in California and a land line. He sounds Italian to me and sent nice pictures. I told him about the phone call from Western Union and to please still send him the $2000. I don't how that works,I should try to put money back on that card. My limit is $3000, but I owe over $2000 on it, so I wouldn't have enough if they tried to take it off. I already canceled the card and Western Union sent the money back to me, and it is currently sitting at my bank, but if it was never real in the first place, why did I see those wires onto my card? I was a cop and I fell for this and I was extremely leery and I am not quick to trust, but I did it. He sounded great. He is 48, born on March 14th and Bob's birthday is May 20th. This guy works in the designing of autos and he is in the UK, but did live in the states. He is still texting me and wanting me to still send the money, but I told him I wouldn't. I don't even know if it is real I keep checking that account and the money has not disappeared, but I guess the most I would be out is $1500. I am unemployed right now and told him I didn't have any money to send him because I have to use the money I have to pay my bills. This person is Graham Kent. His profile was cornerstone75. His email is kent.graham@att.net. He sounded Italian to me, but not sure. This story is a little different, but to me, I wasn't sending him my money, I was sending his. Not sure what to think about that. Tough lesson learned. I took myself off Match.com after a week and he took his off after a few weeks. I obviously won't go to that sight again or any others for that matter.

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  107. ANDY JULES got my mother. he was on match.com and he scammed her for a large chunk of change. Ladies beware ANDYJULES1@YAHOO.COM or any variation. ANDY JULES

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  108. I have more information about Maurice Fulton..so called DR Fulton..lol
    I have a few phone number that mught help anyone:
    (603)-231-9047-(603)-988-1206-(617)-466-3781
    (603)-422-3131. he also goes by Chonok101 on lots of dating site and as well as Reses.dated this guy for a while and yes he is full of sh*t.He was pretending to be a doctor when he wasnt. This guy said he was a doctor but come on just the way he lived a dress not at all.Plus this guy looked more gay then anything else.He had so many female manners ,the way he talked and even walk.OMG!!! on thing i can say he never stold anything from me,but he is really a big liar. Every time i confronted him,never had answers and at the end change his number.Wonder why!!!!!

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  109. Beware of Marvin Gravis, Frank Herrmann, Hanford Irlbeck or Elderson and Patrick Stones. Was scammed by all 4 of them.....I lost a lot of money. 2 were in Nigeria, the other 2 in Ghana. Wonderful love notes on email, phone calls, text messages on yahoo messenger. I had the Secret service involved because of a fraudulent check from Frank for 42K...US Treasury check made out to me. Now the bank wants me to pay the money back..........I have just declared bankruptcy. BEWARE....INVESTIGATE AND ASK QUESTIONS.

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  110. A man contacted my aunt right after she joined match.com. He gave her his e-mail. He suggested they delete their profiles. He did but she did not. They e-mailed back and forth. Would not meet on yahoo messanger or skype. After about 2weeks, he said he wanted to meet her and wanted his daughter to meet her, but that he was going to Africa first to buy art items for his art bussiness in North Carolina. He said that he was an artist, who got business from a lot of celebrities.

    When he was supposedely in Africa (in Nigeria, 3-4wks since they met on match.com), he sent her a web page for his bussiness and a copy of the airplane ticket itinerary with destination to Nicaragua. He also send some phone number in Africa that I tried numerous times to no avail. While supposedely in Africa,his daughter got Malaria and was hospitalized. The day before the trip to Nicaragua, he said that he could not use his American Express to pay the hospital bill and get his daughter out. He asked my aunt for $1600.00, since he already had $400. She came to me for help since she did not have that amount. I agreed to help, but before I left to the bank, it occured to me that we had not tried the number on his web page. That thought was God's sent. That number was a magic jack number that had not been activated. I e-mailed him and questioned that and something odd about the itinerary (KLM plane straight from Amsterdan to Nicaragua?), but he avoided answering those. Instead he said that "If i am in a position to help someone i truly love in such a situation i wouldn't think twice before helping him/her." I did not fall for that guilt trip. I e-mailed him back and told him that my aunt could not help him and that I would not help him; that I was not sending the money and I explained my reasons. As welll, I incuded in the e-mail a few web pages that my cousin and I found (a couple from this site) that show similar scams, one of which is almost identical. He did not write back that day and he has not written since.

    This guys says that his name is Nicholas Horm, that he is 52, the e-mail we have is handsomeartist@att.net. His match username was ncartist and he was a gold user (so he must have paid with a credit card for his match membership). On one of his e-mails he mistakenly refered himself as a woman, so he could be a woman and the picture included here may not be his; who knows. Matter is that he almost stole from me. I hope this information is helpful to you so that you do not become victim of a scam.

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  111. I've met a few SCAMMERS on match.com; now I can recognize them easily! There is a definite pattern to look out for. Please add any other things you've noticed. I've sent this to match.com, and had no reply. I asked them to require a valid driver's license to confirm the users real name and age. This, of course, would not be public info - only for the websites verification and reference. Again, no reply...


    Anyway, BEWARE if you notice any/all of these strange behaviors!!!

    He .....

    - has only 1 or 2 photos, he is very handsome, probably downloaded a model's photo

    - is a widower

    - is new to match, wants to use Yahoo Messenger instead of match.com

    - is way too complimentary

    - has had some major drama (family member died, child is sick, etc. - he's trying to get you to feel sympathy for him!)

    - is new to online dating, and I'm the first person he’s chatted with

    - does not ‘converse’ or remember things I’ve said

    - will cut & paste into emails – I’ve recognized his prose from someone else’s profile

    - his English is very poor, grammar & spelling bad

    - is too busy to meet (or out of the country - Nigeria?), but wants to know ALL about me

    - sends many emails in one day

    - his profile suddenly disappears - after I've questioned his behavior


    Ladies, if he seems 'too good to be true'!! Guess what? He's a scammer. If he's genuine, he'd be anxious to meet you, too. He's not here to just waste his/your time.... unless he's bogus! There are plenty of good guys out there/here. Be smart, be careful!!

    Next time I recognized a scammer, I think I'll play his game, and lead him on ... then ask for money!! :)






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    1. Hi ladies - beware of Michael Brown, supposedly from Omaha, Nebraska. Very handsome photo, widower, wife died of lung cancer, one 11 year old son. Within 2 weeks was VERY complimentary and wanted to get to know me, wanted to IM right away, his profile disappeared right away. He was texting me constantly like we were part of a relationship, sent pizza and roses, but wasn't talking on the phone. He said he was from Germany originally and here in the states 4 years, and is a mineral scientist whose company provides gold to jewelry mfgr's, owns a jet, etc. Very articulate, and when I wrote back in German, her responded in German. Then I get the text that he had to fly from Italy to Ghana to pick up gold, and uh oh, the hotel in Ghana didn't take AMEX and he needed cash. Now, mind you this is an "intnl businessman who had done his job 25 years, dealing in gold and cash - and he had no cash, and son was crying, etc. The hotel let them have a room but took passports. Boy was I stressed when I got that. This went on for hours and thank God I didn't give in. I could tell it was a scam. His phone is 360-774-5400 and m.brown570@yahoo.com.

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    2. Thank you so much for posting this here. I very nearly got caught out by the same person. There were a few red flags but I rumbled him quite quickly, largely thanks to this message that you posted here. The name, the son, the occupation, the approach - all the same. No doubt he'll change his name now and will try to dupe someone else. Within 4 days, there was talk of marriage! Now what sort of desperate idiot would I have to be to fall for that rubbish. We hadn't done anything other than communicate on the dating site (Guardian Soulmates) and via Skype...and strangely no webcam, just text chat. This guy is a rat!! I'm certain that while he was texting me on Skype, he was also texting someone else and copying and pasting the same rubbish to more than one person. Thanks again for posting your message here, it made it so much easier for me not to get drawn any more deeply into his web of deceit.

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  112. Jake Schmmidtmann- beware! fits the scammer profile to a 'T'. Second email I could tell.

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  113. Michael Thomas
    Brinton Conley
    Francois Jean

    ALL scammers...did not ask for money from me yet...But, madly in love with me, kept my picture near his heart, built the largest mall in China, An Irishman, Russian and Frenchman. Even after I sent info that I had looked up on Brinton Conley...he still sent me emails. I am playing along with him to see how far he goes!! All wanted my personal email. Oh well...never again. Only match.com or nothing!!

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  114. One more to add from Facebook: DENNIS JEFFERS (he calls himself Doctor Dennis). He jus wrote to me on 22 Feb 2013, very recent. Ive already Blocked him. please be aware cos he is still at FB. Thanks!

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  115. Here's some more scammer names on Match.com:
    Adrianne Hermann
    Ryan Robinson
    Alex Baker

    They all are 'widows', want to email you off line, then hide their profiles, have an excuse why they don't want to meet right away, they are new and not sure how it works, are very very charming ...etc..
    I could spot them a mile away....

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  116. I may have another one.. Greg Smith from Facebook. He wrote to me, a widower, engineer. Anybody knows him?

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  117. I just recently joined Match.com, all I am seeking is a serious relationship and have someone special in my life, but what I have been getting instead is 1 false Instant message after another, all asking me for my Yahoo Instant messenger and my email address, the profiles usually don't have a picture and when the username is searched on Match.com, it says there is no profile for that name. I reports them to match.com but hears nothing back from Match.com. Ladies to protect yourself, if any Instant message comes to you, ask them to hold on for a minute and go to the search engine of the dating service and search for the username they are using, if they have no profile, then block them. If there is a profile but within the first few messages they send they ask for you to talk to them off of the dating service don't fall for it, just block them. I don't know if I will ever find anyone on Match.com, but these scammers has just made things much harder for people to find true love on a dating services. Please be careful ladies.

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  118. ladies also watch out for rogder wilsy victor visser( patric) DONT know his last name johnhilario44,,justbeenrobert,mrnicerousell,harry smith1239,rychhman47 i have a broke picker i think i picked half of them , but just one got me only 200.00 another way to tell if they are real or not they say us dollars. wish you all luck on this journey god bless

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  119. Ladies - also watch out for Victor Sahin (now going by Deniz Yilmaz I believe). Interior Designer specializing in Yachts. 8 yr. old son that is in a boarding school in Istanbul, Turkey who has a guardian that watches over him there. Victor/Deniz/whoever, moved to the states about 5 1/2 years ago but was born in Los Angeles, CA to turkish parents that moved him back to Istanbul at a young age. He will have to head out of town for a Yacht job (probably to Florida) within days of your initial contact with him. He will say the job is for a month but he will be able to come "home" after 2 weeks for a weekend. Right before he is "scheduled to come home" his son will be in an accident and he will need to go to Turkey instead. This is when the request for funds start coming in - small amounts like $450ish at a time. As all the others he is good at saying all the right things to make you believe. He found me through match.com but I am thinking that he rotates on the dating sites. If you want to see what he says he looks like search for Deniz Yilmaz in facebook. He will the the picture of a handsome guy standing in front of some picutes in a white button up shirt that is is untucked and has blue jeans on. He uses the same facebook account just changes the name on it as one scam ends and he moves on to the next.

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  120. Please watch out for Dr.dennis palmer jeffers . He contacted me last week on my facebook which my friend created for me about 3 months ago; I don't know how he find me and I don't have match.com or any account. I think he is the same person,same story as Anonymous on March 17,2011 at 4.26 pm. but this time he said he lived in Dallas TX. His email is dr.dennisjeffers@jeffershorefarm.com Tel. 972-591-8880.

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  121. Ladies dr. Dennis jeffers is a con man ..please be ware. He on face book..please don't belive him..! He is still conning woman..I know I was one of them!

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  122. Watch out for Michael Ferguson on Match.com- same sad story- widower, wife and daughter killed in accident. Lives with elderly adoptive mother he calls Nana. Also a Esoccer on match.com- total scam-Says he was born in New Orleans but when I spoke with him- he could barely speak english

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  123. Ladies,
    Watch out for Andrew Balder from match.com

    He claimed to be a successful geologist bidding for a big contract to work in my country for 2 years. BUT he had to go work in Nigeria for 3 weeks on a subcontract before getting the big contract.

    On the night he is leaving for Nigeria , he texted me to get him a laptop as his engineer did not bring one.
    Upon arriving Nigeria, he needed money to pay for high tax duty on his equipment. The moment he asked money I knew he is a scammer. A respectable and successful man should not be pestering a woman he has not met for money. He got nothing from me and he disappeared.
    Name - Andrew Balder
    Age - 50
    Email - andrewbalder@yahoo.com
    Tel - +447937179298
    Tel - +2347055195906

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  124. To all concerned,

    I befriended a lady on Facebook a few weeks ago and the names listed below were people who contacted and befriend her for various scams:

    FRANK HOWARD
    KARIN LINDBERG
    JAMES HAMILTON
    CLOE ANGLE
    STEVEN RAY ROBINSON

    These people requested money after money was allegedly paid into a Malaysian Bank Account for her foundation but she had to pay $800 to get it.

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  125. I have met a man on match.com by the name of Michael Smith. He claims to be in Aberdeen, Scotland now and waiting to come up with enough money to pay for tax so a vessel that is carrying his crude oil can leave the country. He has not ask me for any money yet. He has an accent and very smooth with his words on the phone and on emails.

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    1. This sounds like someone I met. Claims he is Finnish, lives in New York (not), is a civil engineer working for Chevron in Aberdeen Scotland. He claims he is 46, is tall and blond. His name is Gabriel Ahol (some name). I spoke with him about 5 times a day, he called me from Scotland. Said he wanted me in his life forever, yada, yada, yada. He was coming back to the US to visit me, yeah right. A week and a half after I met him he dropped the bomb. Needed money for tax so he could continue his work at the plant. Asked for $1,000 then it went up to $30,000. I told him to call me when he came back to the US. He kept calling me for 5 days, ringing me 3 - 7 times per day. I didn't pick up. I finally spoke to him and told him that there was no one in New York, or the US with that name, that he wasn't a US citizen. He didn't work for Chevron and he was calling me from his house. He became irate and I hung up on him. He sent me two threatening text messages. He told me that he had been recording me from day one and knew where I lived. Thankfully I haven't heard from him since I confronted him. He has an accent, sounds French or maybe Finnish, cannot tell. These scammers do get to you. Please beware! Never ever send money, tell them your last name, give them your address. etc. They are con artists. Have no feelings, and will go on to the next victim.

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  126. Dennis Palmer Jeffers or Dennis Palmer or Dennis Jeffersino..... these are the names he used to con me. He just popped up and professed love, showed a nice picture of him and his daughter, showed horses in a farm and he says he is a vet. Well, thanks for your warnings, I did not waste so much time. I told him I was married, it did not bother him at all.... so I guessed he was into something fishy!

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    1. yes he [or whoever] contacted me too thru FB. I reported him to FB

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    2. Dennis Palmer Jeffers or Dennis Palmer Jeffersino.....these are the names that he uses and is still on fb...He contacted me last February and made friends with me on FB...gave me his phone no. as 9725918880; 60143533674 ; 12125294064...late in February, he said he went to Brazil to purchase medicines for horses to be sold in Texas when he comes back as he said it can be purchased at half price....he ordered these goods when he was still in Texas but had to pay for taxes to be shipped out of Brazil and since he said he left his wallet inside his car and noticed this only when he arrived in Brazil...he asked me to help him and to send these thru Western Union...when he arrived in Texas, he was asked to pay for taxes and then he said he was subjected for NDLA clearance and had to pay for the clearances...when this was paid, he could not get out because his wallet was not found in his car and has asked me for help to pay for his parking fees....in short, i got scammed ...i asked for the name of his farm and he gave me Dennis Horse Farm, with address at 320 Bell Place in Denton TX 76209...he did not give me the phone no. but when i searched the phone no that i got is 940 382 1235....apparently this belongs to another person also by the name of Dennis but has a different picture....Dennis Jeffers, similar to the above as posted on March 2, 2014, is still on FB....similar pictures that he sent me with his daughter, a big horse farm...has professed his unending love and cares so much about me.... has even proposed marriage on the phone (can you beat that?!!!)....he told me that once i send him the amt he needs, he will send me 20,000$ in an hour; send one of his cars that he does not use (CRV) so I can use this to replace my old and run-down car (which he asked me to sell and the proceeds sent to him...of course I did not do it..telling him that it just needs repair but since i don't have the money yet for the repair, it's stuck in a driveway and will wait until i am able to have the repair done)...he is still on FB and will keep on doing this to anyone he fancies...Recently, he told me that his mom passed away and Italy and service was done after the Holy Week....but since he has not come out of the airport, it was impossible for him to fly to attend the rites....he still keeps on asking for financial help and says that he's been going crazy and wants to be home......wants to commit suicide if i don't help him..... i don't know how true everything is, but reading all the comments and the shares about this person makes me ponder why some people have the nerves of doing this and cleaning up savings/earnings of people that they have worked hard in their life....before I forget, his email add is drdenis@jeffershorsefarm.com and he gave me this address too....8008 Camp Bowie West Blvd Grand Prairie TX 75050...he also said he finished his degree at a verterinary doctor at Texas University of Veterinary Med & Biomedical Services ...I should have gone to this site to verify him first but I didn't know about this site then until I asked somebody to do the search for this person......so ladies, please beware....it's so sad that women had to be victimized by people who are so unscrupulous and does not have a heart at all. God sees what these people are doing and you'll never know what will you get when it is your turn....

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  127. 'After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr Zuma zuk and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: spiritualherbalisthealers@gmail.com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS'

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  128. Anyone being scammed by a widow age 60 ...removed profile from match ...diamond dealer ....cant figure out where he lives
    GEORGE SCHMIDT
    ANYONE ?

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  129. Thank you Starbright for the warning I just got the same message from Dennis Palmer Jeffers etc.....I knew was fishy no one can see my profile other then friends and when I asked twice who our mutual friend was and how he saw my profile did not respond and then I saw your message, I looked him up. Thanks much, loooosersss!!!

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  130. Thank you Starbright for your your warning, I just was contacted by Dennis Palmer Jeffers, a vet from Texas, a widow, and has a 13 year old daughter, when I asked him who is our mutual friend as only friends can see my profile never answered asked twice, so I looked him up and your warning came up. I immediately blocked him, Thanks much.

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  131. Please ladies beware of DR DENNIS JEFFERS (JEFFERSINO) from USA. Seems he has a daughter. He has just scammed/swindled my friend S$40,779.00 in 2-months (April - May 2014). He comes up with all problems and ALWAYS need to borrow money continuously, always encountering unending problems. He is a sweet talker. He would even asked his "daughter" to call. His is still lurking in FACEBOOK and his distinguished looking face is a fake I am sure. My friend is very sad and feels like the biggest fool. Now she has to repay 3-banks, $1000/- every month for her trusting ways which is the biggest lesson. Please Please BEWARE of this DR DENNIS JEFFERS or JEFFERSINO. Thank you for your attention.

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  132. OMG, "Dennis Jeffersino" contacted me too... the rest of your description is spot on. I knew he was lying right off the bat b/c "Jeffersino *is not* an Italian name... please! That was big red flag #1

    I still did searches on "Dennis Jeffers" and "Jeffers Horse Farm," however, and could not find either *anywhere* online... wouldn't a vet w/a "horse farm" want to be easily found in online searches? Otherwise *how* is he going to make any business--HUGE red flag #2.

    So I called him out on *all* of this and guess what? He *still* wrote me back, AND sounded like he completely ignored everything I'd said to him... he just went on smooth-talking like previously... OMG, so obviously a scam.

    I'm just cracking up over it all, but then when I found a woman on Yahoo Answers asking if anyone knew a "Dennis Jeffersino," I had to warn her, so I shared the link to your reply here and I told her to RUN LIKE HELL!! It's SO sad to think that even a few women have fallen for this crap. I'm glad I didn't, and if I can help at least one other person from making a big mistake, then that's a good day.

    Take care!
    ~ B

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  133. Anyone been hit by Roberto Molina. Just died it on with me, says he's Italian sicilian decent but has a black man south London accent instead of a West London Chelsea accent. Must think I'm a mug, going to Malaysia on business, diamond buyers, worked in the oil industry now retired but also advises on fin aces for clients part time. Want to find the perfect woman for his daughter as he's a widower. An his grammar is unbelievable! Another name to add "roberto molina" telephone number 07786 387872 but that goes to a woman Silvia Day in Birmingham. Beware ladies! I was lucky it did not add up straight away, trust your instincts!

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  134. On 11th July I joined an online dating website: ForeignDateFinder.com. On 12th July I was contacted by rcpalm114 (Richard Palmer)who said he was interested in getting to know me. We kept writing to each other back and forth on that day nine times. After that he asked to get on Yahoo messenger to chat, which I did. His username is elliteintellect and we kept on talking. He told me that he worked offshores as an environmental consultant and that he was leaving the next day to see to an oil spill on a Chevron rig on a multimillion contract. I maintained contact with him until the 15th July and then I didn't hear from him until the 12th September. I had kept writing to him every day since the 17th July. He had asked me for my phone number which I gave him and on the 14th September he told me that he loved me and we kept on communicating via yahoo messenger and emails. On the 12th October he asks for my help (5000 dollars) to pay for some chemicals he needed from China. He gave me the following details to send the money through Western Union: Receivers last name:Bu First name: Tian Address: No.116 Huanghe,North street. Yuhong district ,Shenyang city. China. On the 24th October he asks for more money. I send him 3000 dollars. The details were the same and the money was sent through Western Union to China again. This time he told me that he needed to pay for storage. On the 15th December he asks me for 8000 dollars. I send him 1000 euros. This time the info was: Oifoghe Amos. Address: Opp Ogidi police station,Anambra State,Nigeria. On the 23rd December he asks me for 500 euros because he was short of that money to pay for taxes, which I sent to the same address. He had promised to come spend Christmas with me in Portugal but he never came. He never answered his phone again. Another detail is that he told me about a daughter and I even received a letter from her. Though I wrote to her twice she never answered. Her email is sandy.frazier16@yahoo.com. He called me on the phone almost every day and we chatted through yahoo messenger occasionally. I saw him through my web camera and he is a white male. His voice had an foreign accent (he told me that he had lived in Greece as a child) but he also had what seemed like a New York accent. He sent me pictures and his pictures looked like the person I saw on my camera.

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  135. Met him on match.com and he introduced himself as Sgt. goodwill from USA in mission at Iraq, wife died and had son with a friend in Ghana. We chatted for month including his son Perry on cam. It happened that he found a briefcase of gold and wanted to ship to me but had no way then he brought the idea that his friend in Ghana knows Ghana Customs and can pass gold there to me, it started with few $ until I paid almost $46,000 during the process until I found on the web that it scam and I contacted the Ghana Serious Fraud Crime Unit(info.ghanapolice at consultant.com) and he was arrested and some of my losses recoverd.Beware of scam from Ghana contact officials!

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