Wednesday, March 31, 2010

They Will Still Con You ~ Even After you Meet Them in Person!

I had been single for a while after separating from my husband, and decided to try internet dating. After a short while I met a man Prav, and we got on very well from the start. We found that we shared the same star sign and our birthday's were only three days apart. I felt that we definitely clicked, and we chatted endlessly on IM and text messages. I waited every morning for his lovely texts to come through.

After just over a week, I decided to pay the £45 rail fare to go to London to meet him. We were both so excited and were counting the days until the weekend. We met at Waterloo station, and the instant I met him I felt that something wasn't quite right - he was shifty and a bit uneasy with me. I put this down to first date nerves, but as the day went on I became unhappy with the fact that he was so unattentive towards me, considering he had been so desperate to meet me.

During the conversation, facts began to come out that I had not been aware of before, there was an 'ex' girlfriend who, although she had supposedly moved out of his house, had still left most of her belongings behind. There was also the fact that his youngest daughter who had been living with her mother before he met me, was suddenly moving in with him full time. This I was particularly uncomfortable with, as having no children of my own, I did not want to live with anyone who had children full time.

Then he suddenly kept mentioning this business he was going into. He was buying the franchise of a well known coffee shop and told me that he was taking out a loan against one of the two properties that he owned. He then said that he was hoping he wouldn't have a problem getting his ex girlfriend to sign over her half of this property as he would need her to do this in order to put this up as collateral for the loan. I began to feel quite upset that he did not seem interested in talking about our relationship, only this business and the loan. He showed me all the architects plans and the business plan he had drawn up for the bank. I tried again and again to turn the conversation to us, but it seemed he did not want to know.

During the day, he asked me several times if I would consider moving to London should things work out, and I told him that we would have to get to know each other better, it was impossible to make a decision after only knowing him a couple of weeks. He seemed unhappy with this and by the end of the afternoon seemed not to be able to get rid of me quick enough.

On the train home, I was so disappointed. I just felt that there was something strange about this that I couldn't put my finger on. Well, a couple of days later I found out what it was. On Monday and Tuesday I was surprised because he was suddenly totally unavailable on Skype, and on Wednesday morning the text I had been dreading came through. He said that he could not get his 'ex' to sign over her half of the second property and he wanted me to take out a loan in my name for £10,000 secured against half his house.

I was stunned. He texted me and called me constantly begging for help, saying that the deadline for the franchise was Friday. It appeared that the only person who could help him get this franchise was me and if I really loved him I would trust him and take out the loan. It was emotional blackmail and I was devastated. I told him there was no way I could do this after such a short time of knowing him - the whole thing to me was ridiculous, but I knew that my relationship with him was over. He was just a con man.

Looking back, I don't think the 'ex' girlfriend was 'ex'. Her stuff was all over his house, and I couldn't see how she would move out and leave all her personal possessions behind. I have a feeling that they were both in this together and she had just arranged to be out for the day when I went round. The minute he knew he wasn't getting the money he dropped me like a stone. He didn't answer my texts, phonecalls or appear on Skype again. I felt so used and I am telling my story in the hope that it might stop this heartbreak happening to someone else. Be aware, and remember that even if you get to meet someone in person, it dosen't necessarily mean that they won't try to con you.

Russian Scammer from Mate1 Strikes Again

After 3 weeks of no contact from the Russian girl on Mate1, our reader received THIS email from her, asking for guess what??? MONEY! for her mothers HEART surgery?!?!?!?!

I write you this letter and crying. The matter is that I had an awful grief. My mum had 2 days ago a heart attack. I at all
do not know, why it has occurred. It seems to me, that I am guilty in it. The matter is that she very much worried about me, that I cannot
arrange the private life. Now my mum is in a critical condition. Surgery which costs approximately 10 thousand roubles is urgently
necessary to my mum. It is approximately 350 dollars. For me it not simply big, but the huge sum. At my salary in 2 000 roubles a month.
From me all my friends have turned away. For me the life has turned simply to a hell. I understand you that you are surprised, why I
address to you. But I have nobody to address more. All my friends when this grief has happened to me, have turned away from me. Yes they
probably too can be understood. After all they too have no such big sum. My darling, I can rely only on
you, but more I have nobody to go. You know me more because everything, that I wrote to you about myself. Please, help me
if can. Perhaps someone from your friends can help me. I will necessarily return then money, but not at once. I ask you help me and
I will make for you everything, everything. This surgery on heart is very dangerous. That it to make, highly skilled experts from Moscow
with the special equipment and materials are necessary. In our republics naturally there are no such experts. To me have told in
hospital that can help me. But the big sum of money is for this purpose necessary. It is necessary, that to us in a city there has
quickly arrived a command of highly skilled experts with the equipment. My darling if you can really give me this money please
help me.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Malvin still loves us!!!!

Well, we heard from Malvin again, who actually said we emailed him, but no, this was just another random attempt from him to try and swindle us again - NOT!

Good Morning,
I really appreciate your Email but i want you to know that i never meant to hurt you am sorry for what Happend and i want things to be the way it was,Am very sorry and i will be glad if you can forgive me .Or have you found someone else?
Malvin still loves xxxxx

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another Scammer - this one from Russia

Now for the Russian femme fatale who is also registered on under the name "simma" and (like the nigerian one) has her email neatly hidden in her profile. I knew she wanted someone to get her out of russia, but she gave up on me when I told her I was broke. This is her email:

My name is Vera
I’m 29 years old. My height is 175 cm and weight is 56 kg.
I think my picture will tell you more detailed about my appearance.
I live in Russia and I love my country, but I have got an interest
to talk to people who live abroad. Of course borders between Russia
and other countries are not closed right know and Russian people got
a chance to travel practically everywhere. But unfortunately I haven’t
got a chance to travel anywhere abroad and to see how people live over there.
I believe that one person who live in the country can tell more about it than
any guide during the trip. And what interests me the most is the question how
close or far are the mentalities of our peoples. I should say that there is a
more serious reason of my talking to foreigner through the internet, it is not
just a simple curiosity or desire for learning . well, here in Russian I haven’t
met a person who I would like to make a family with, there were several reasons for
that not to happen, and I hope that with the help of internet I will be able to
meet a person who will understand me and who will be close to spiritually,
and eventually who I will be able to make a good family and who will be the
father of my children. And what kind of relation are you looking for?
Do you need serious relationships at all? Just a flirtation or only friendship
is not my goal at all. If I’m interested in talking to person I would like to
learn as much as possible. So could you please send me your photo and tell me
about yourself? For example, what do you like to do when you have free time from work?
How much do you work? What is your job and do you like it or
you have it just for making money and do not like at all.
How have you decided what you wanted to do for living.
I have finished Mari State University, Law faculty, but right now
I don’t work in the field of law. Thought it is a long story and
I will tell it to you if you are interested.
I have one appeal to you. Well, I do not know English very well
and you might not understand everything I write, please, feel free
to ask me if you find something illogical or inadequate.
And I will ask you if I don’t understand everything you write. Ok?
I am finishing my first letter to you and I will be waiting for you to answer.

Gift L Williams, Female Scammer on

We just received this from a reader this morning!

I almost got scammed by a girl registered under "truluvneeded" who happens to have her email imbedded in her profile. Her supposed real name is Gift L.Williams who claims to be the daughter of an oil contractor (williams oil I suppose) who works as her dad's auditor, but has since had a fight with him, and has fled from Auckland, New Zealand (where she claims to live) to Nigeria where she is hiding money which she acquired from an "over-invoiced contract". She wanted to send this 2.7 million GBP pounds over in customs checked security boxes, and for me to pay the shipping fee. I refused. She didn't mind, but then she said all that was stopping her coming to see me was that she'd been accused by the hotel she's at of overstaying, and they've seized her passport. Until she pays only $750 US she can't get it back. She only asks for a small contribution, and she will sell her laptop to pay the rest. This is where I said goodbye. She's an attractive girl with black hair and olive skin - in her profile pic she's wearing glasses and claims to be caucasian - in the photo she sent me there were 2 girls who looked almost identical sipping a cocktail. Her grammar is consistentently terrible, apart from once when I pointed this out, and the next email was perfect grammar, but in a different font, and seemed prepared for use on anyone. She's still registered and keeps altering her profile in order to be at the start of the search list.
the consumate scammer playing it to the last. This was her email:


Header: “What I came to do in Africa
Dear Honey,

My darling, sweet prince... where do I begin? I've written you a million of these letters that you have hidden in a drawer somewhere. I'm sure this will make a great addition....You have become a beacon to me. Whenever I feel as though I've drifted too far into the disparity that clouds my life, I can look up to find you guiding me to safety. I stay here not because this place is home... but because YOU are home. and i want you to know that i have been going through difficult time and i just don't know how to tell you this because it's killing me slowly. I have made up my mind to be with you and to spend most of my times with you and to meet you in person. But I will like to explain myself clearly to you before we can move on because i want you to know that i want the best for us and i will never hide any of my feelings from my man......

Honey I want you to know that I've been having a problem with my Dad who I live with before i came to Nigeria, but right now due to our differences, I have left the country after the death of my Mom in Australia which has brough sadness to my heart because she happens to be a good mother to me. Like i told you in my previous mail that my Dad works with Oil Contractors in Utah and Africa include some parts of the Asian and US. I work with my father as his personal auditor and we move around for his contracts wherever he is awarded.

Honey am so sad and crying while writting you this e-mail babe because i had to do so,so that you can know what i have been going through since this days. My first boy friend, Herick Donald, absconded with my dad's money which was kept with me after a completion of a contract in Salt Lake , US . When my boy friend got absconded with the undisclosed sum of US dollars, this brought the first broke up between me and my dad, because he thought we have the deal together, but not knowing that I'm an innocent about this. So my dad has been harsh and tough against me about this. But i just decided to keep my head above the water just for the main time.
Then when I perceived all his behaviors towards me and the bad acts of his newly gotten wife, i decided to leave the country to meet a friend in Lagos in west Africa Nigeria whom have meet during our stay there for a contract with N.N.P.C. I left the country because my dad have been treating me bad and stopped me from working with him even having any access to his assets and he cares no more about me, and I felt no where to go than to leave my dad.

Now Honey, I'm in need of your help, because have gotten enough money to run myself when I get to you there and I really want to come over to your end and stay with you for main time because I don't want to live here anymore, you know I'm a foreigner here and it is absolutely danger for me here so that is why I need your gesture assistance.

How I want you to help me? I have some money, which I've gotten from an over invoiced Contract remuneration executed by my dad with some contractors, so I have taken up the money from the contractors, but I'm hiding up from the girl I stayed with here in Lagos, because I might got setup if she knows that I have such huge amount of money ( 2.7million GBP pounds). My dear for me to be more safe and secure, I decided to put this money in a box and got it locked up with a security code known to me only, and I deposited the box with some of my traveling luggage’s with a Security and Insurance Company who render private diplomatic delivery service and I told them that the two boxes are my traveling luggage, which I want to send forth to you there because I’m returning home, then I paid them up their custody and security fee. Honey i want you to know that i have tried to do this through a Bank transfer but i want you to know that cost of doing this is just too much for me and taxes that the bank is going to put on the money plus i don't want anyone to know that i have that kind of money as well.

So Honey, I want the box sent to you while I catch up with you as soon as it is been delivered to you while I pay you up your Rent charge and a reasonable amount for compensation and i only want to do this for you, so that you can know that i really appreciate you and how much you mean to me if you can get this done for me and i want you to know that 20% of the money in the box is for you my dear. Honey i also want you to know that Every arrangement for the delivery is kind of perfect, I have obtained customs papers for private freight and there are seals on the box showing that it is a private delivery and check performed, it is free from customs checks, it will be delivered at your door step by the diplomats of the security company, you do not need to burn out to receive it. And the boxes have security codes lock known to me only,no one can open the boxes except if I tell anyone the Code, so the Boxes cannot be opened on the Way of delivery to you.

Therefore, I want you to contact me as soon as possible so that i can get to know if you can be my man and if you are ready to be there for me, so that you can make the Clearance from the Security Company as the Recipient of my Boxes. And once the box gets to you I will be there with you, then we can open the box together or I will tell you the code to open it, so that you can arrange everything properly before my arrival. Like I said, I'm ready to pay for your rent and fulfill my 20% promise of the money to you. My dear I will appreciate your trust towards this and hoping to hear from you and to meet you in person so that we can make things real together.... And honey i want you to know that this is a personal issue and all the secret of my life and i want you to know that i love you so much that is why am telling all this and i want you to keep it as a top secret to yourself only.

Honey I just hope you can be my dream and my man. I will let you know what is next to do in getting this done for me, just let me know if you can help me with this so that i can get back to you as soon as possible. I can't wait to give my life to your mind, body and soul and to be in your lovely arms soon. Because i will like you to hold me for the rest of my life and be in your lovely arms soon.

Bearing in mind that you are going to be the one that will pay for the shipping clearance fee of the boxes to you as that is the major reason i need your help and i will pay you back as soon as you get the boxes with you over there or i tell you the code to open the boxes as soon as it get to you so that you can take out the money you pay for the shipment, the amount it will cost for the shipping clearance from here to you i do not no yet but when you e-mail the security company to order for its shipment am sure they will tell you the amount it will cost us and some other things they may need from you, and i will be back to meet you in person as soon as you get the boxes there.

Bye for now and I will be looking forward to read back from you soon.

Love Always.


Header: “Hope you will help my dream come true”
My Dearest love
How are you doing today? Thanks for your lovely E-mail letter,Yes everything is no beautiful in life, that is all about my family background and what I had fact in my life way back,

I will appreciate your trust and help towards this.The boxes will only take 2-4days to be deliver to you.Below are my deposit details and the contact email address of the security company. You can write to the security company and instruct them that you want your fiancee's deposited boxes sent to you. While contacting the company, please do not let them know that the boxes contain money, just tell them that you want your fiancee's deposited traveling luggage's sent to you because I only tell them that the boxes are my traveling luggage, which I am sending to you. Then you ask them how much the clearance and the shipment fee would be and i will also want you to contact them with your full name and your address where my boxes will be send to.

Deposit Details
Deposit Number: CERSL-POL-0669-PRVT3450
Sort/Clearance Code: CERSL/II/0372
Deposit Certificate #: FECSL 33 94 07
Consignment Description: 2 Traveling Boxes
Depositor:Miss Gift L Williams

Contact of Security Company
Contact Person: Mr Jimi James (Custodian Manager)
Contact Email:

As soon as you contact the security company, kindly get in touch with me. I will as well send an acknowledgment email to the company to attestate to your request to have the boxes shipped to you. You can give them the delivery information while writing to them. Keep in touch.
love you always

Header: “I can’t wait to be in your lovely arms”
Alright my love i also feel the way you feel as i will also like to meet you soon becauser i beleive seeing is beleiving,i dont mind i can leave my boxes here and be on my way back to nz to meet you my love and when i get back we arrange on how to get my boxes over because i have my return flight ticket to nz to be back home, i need you to help me with my hotel because the hotel man just siezed my international traveling passport today claiming that i have over stay my days in thier hotel that untill i pay over stay with them i wont have my passport back and you know there is no how i can fly without my passport so i will appreciate it if you help me with the money to pay my hotel bill and be on my way to you before my return flight ticket get expire and the money is just 700usd that i need to settle the hotel man and have my passport back to fly.

let me know if you are ready to help me my love so that i can send you my info that you will use for sending me the money through western union money transfer, please reply with your full name and address and the name of your nearest airport to you so that i can know where i am to fly to meet you and for you to pick me up at your nearest airport

love you always


Header: “Re: I can’t wait to be in your lovely arms”

Honey if i could get help from those you mention i woul not be asking you for much do you have with you right now that you can send for me maybe i can sell my laptop to get the balance and pay the bill for me to be on my back to you with next available flight

love always


Header: “Love you”
Alright my love i hope to read from you soon to know the total amount you will be able to send me soon,do you need my information that you will use for sending the money through western union money transfer by now ?

love always

Header: “How are you doing?”

Thank you darling and i hope yuou have a wonderful night and beleive you al;so dream of me as your as become constant in my sleep, here is my detail that you need to use for sending me the money through western union money transfer:

Name.....................Gift Williams

Address..................Jone street ota, Ogunstate, Nigeria

Text Question..........who is my lover


As soon as you send the money for me please get back to me with the money transfer control number known as MTCN and also attach the western union receipt in an email and send for me, i dont know how much i will make from selling my laptop because just make sure you actually do your best for me my love and i hope everything workout soon so that i can be on my way to you soon your love is like an alcohol in my system just driving me crazy and i want to be with you soon

Love always

Header: “Done it before asking you to help”
Honey like i told you i was born and brought up in Australia before i relocate to NZ so i was holding Australia passport not NZ passport and i have been to the Embassy they told me they dont help solfout such a matter that they only help to retrieve lost passport and ask me to go and settle with them with the money,so you really have to do your best for me and get the best you can sent for me to sell my laptop and add to it for me to pay them and have my passport back so that i can be on my way to meet you at nz with the next available flight, as i am even tired of lonliness and i need you to know i miss you so much each day that passes by.honey the money that you want to use to make a necklace while not add it to the one you are sending for me and when i get to you , then you can then get me any necklace you like but at lease for me to be with you first

love always


Header: “Re: Done it before asking you to help”
you hurt my feeling with this email you sent for me despite the fact that i love you so much and you know i am not a Nigerian i only come here for a mission but i can see you never trusted me, when you dont trust how can you love .

thank you good luck in your search


So there it is - the consumate scammer playing it to the last. This was her email:


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