Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alan Cole, Scammer from Lagos Nigeria - Letter From A Reader

We just received this from a reader who was kind enough to share her story with us...

He claims his name is Alan Cole (and I later found out that "Cole" is commonly used). He has two email addresses:
He found me on a dating site and wrote to me on 5/3/2010. My birthday was the next week and sure enough--he sent 4 extravagant arrangements of flowers, a huge box of Godiva chocolates and a teddy bear. (I later found out that all scammers send the exact same gifts). He told me he was in Ikeja, Lagos as a construction supervisor for a new road and lives in Signal Hill, California. The following week he started asking for money.


Short story: He got $1,000 out of me (this includes $300 in text messaging on my cell), ruined my credit card standing with bogus deposits to "cover the cash advances", sent me a fake check and 3 fake money orders from a "friend" here in the States, all of which were confiscated by Wells Fargo Bank's Fraud Dept. Swears up and down that he is not a scammer and a liar...yet he does all the things that scammers do.

The man in the photo may or may not be him....and if it isn't him, then some poor guy is unaware that his photos are being used by this Nigerian liar. He had the "spouse who died in a tragic car acciident" (Kim) and has two children - Brenda and John. All are lies.


15 comments:

  1. I 2 have been scammed out of 1800.00 his name is Benjamin WAllas says he resides in Alford Florida. That he is working on an oil rig in Scotland has a daughter 13yrs old named Shelia his wife has passed and he is raising his daughter. She was supposily in Africa touring with a guardian named Betty, but later found herself in Nigeria, has had marlia 2 times been robbed and beaten and hit by a car and is in a coma. This child seems to have the worst luck. But I finally became wise to him when he went to Nigeria to get her then when he was to get the plane he was robbed and beaten all along he is in a hotel and shelia is still in the hospital. All he has done has asked for money and when told no I get called all the nasty names and says you don't love me. I finally get some sense I wish I would have never helped him but I did, consider it a lesson learned. Please do not give money to no one you never ever met over the internet, he is currently put the same pictures up on facebook under the name Vincent Blair and I have reported him and had them deleted, and I will continue to do this till he is stoped. Remember the names BENJAMIM WALLAS AND VINCENT BLAIR THEY ARE THE SAME PERSON AND HE IS A NIGERIAN SCAMMER... THANKS LORI K FROM WV

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  2. I 2 HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY THE SAME PERSON FOR THE LAST 8 MONTHS...SAME STORY WORKING ON OIL RIG IN SCOTLAND BUT NOW IN NIGERIA..DAUGHTER SHEILA WAS 8 ON TOUR WITH A GUARDIAN JAMES...EX WIFE A DRUG ADDICT LIVING IN CANADA...ASKED FOR MONEY ALL THE TIME AND WHEN TOLD NO...GET CALLED ALL THE NASTY NAMES AND TOLD I ON T LOVE HIM...I ONLY KNEW HIM HIM AS BEN RICHARD WALLAS...WHEN I WOULDN T GIVE MONEY ...HE SAID ABOUT SOMEONE CALLED LORI......BEWARE OF BEN WALLAS

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  3. THERE IS NO RECORD OF A BEN WALLAS LIVING IN ALFORD FLORIDA....PLEASE BEWARE

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  4. BEN WALLAS IS A NIGERIAN SCAMMER....EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BEWARE OF HIM

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  5. I have been contacted from Jason Williams and Charles Wright Charles ask me for $600 for a flight back these people are dispicable! I have not and wiill not sent any money ladies wake up here!

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  6. now how do i get out of this politely? now he sends me a check and wants me to cash it for him and send it to his Lagos work site. haah! but if he is originally from TN and I in IL why not use his own bank? how do i put this nicely that i dont want to play his game anymore? i got what i wanted out of it, the lovey dovey feeling. it has worn off by now and i am done.

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  7. WE HAVE YET ANOTHER SCAMMER...CALLS HIMSELF CARL KRAUSE.....ALSO USES THE SURNAME MAZZARINI....WANTED ME TO COLLECT A CONSIGNMENT OF THE BOXES...ONE OF DIAMONDS...ONE OF GOLD AND ONE OF 10 MILLION DOLLARS...IS HE REAL IN THE HEAD...HAD TO PICK IT UP FROM A DIPLOMAT CALLED ROBERT EDWARD....I SAID I WOULD DO IT....AFTER A LONG SILENCE...HE SAID...THE DIPLOMAT NEEDS PAYMENT FOR STORAGE...CAN I SEND 1000 POUNDS TOKELVIN OGHOMIENOR IN LONDON....CARL KRAUSE/MAZZARINI SAYS HE S ITALIAN...SHOWS 3 PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE MOST....SAYS HE LIVES IN PENNSYLVANIA...HIS PHONE NUMBER IS A GHANA PHONE NUMBER....WE NEED TO RID OURSELVES OF ALL THESE PEOPLE...BEWARE LADIES....

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  8. HERE S A LIST OF SCAMMERS...IT S NOT RIGHT THEY ARE USING OTHER PEOPLE S PHOTOGRAPHS
    BEN WALLAS
    KELVIN OGHOMIENOR
    JASON WILLIAMS
    CHARLES WRIGHT
    CARLIE WINSTON
    TOM WILLSON
    JOHNSON JOHN
    CARL KRAUSE/MAZZARINI
    I JUST FEEL SORRY FOR THE REAL PEOPLE...COME ON WOMEN...WE VE GOT TO GET RID OF THEM

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  9. THERE S TWO MORE SCAMMERS ABOUT....DAVID YORKE AND WILLIAM BURK....LADIES PLEASE BEWARE

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  10. LADIES BE AWARE OF PHONE NUMBERS BEGINNING 233 OR 234......233 IS THE GHANA CODE....234 IS THE NIGERIA CODE..

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  11. I received a message on Facebook regarding a man who wants to know me more. I was scammed by a man named JASON FRANK or FRANK JASON using jasonf52@yahoo.com, he uses this mobile numbers, first when he arrived in London from USA, +447035929452. We usually sent emails, chat everyday, and he called me twice a day! He definitely lured me into falling in love with him! So when he went to Nigeria, he claims he's working for Shell as an Engineer, he use this mobile number +2347037499352.When I told him I'm going to the city to prepare to meet him becuase he said he will be coming in few days, the scam came in. He asked for money. Then when I refused he just told me I really dont care. After a month he said he's ready to come and meet me, I told him he can go to hell. He hurled insults. All I can say is FUCK HIM! He made me believe his real. Women, pls be careful in ONLINE DATING SITES especially tagged.com, myyearbook.com now meetme.com, match.com, and other sites. It's better to date someone REAL and not get hurt and LIED by these bullshit men!

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  12. another scammer using the name and pictures of an usa soldier....matthew jason bond....the person whose using this profile is none other than carl krausse/mazzarini who has already been mentioned on this site....these people have got to be stopped

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  13. the ben wallas from alford ,florida is now using the name jeremy howard....ladies please beware

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  14. BEN WALLAS.....FROM ALFORFD FLORIDA ....NOW USING THE NAME JEREMY HOWARD.....IS SENDING FAKE EMAILS OF STF....SUFFICIENT TRAVELLERS FUND ISSUED BY BAA.....BRITISH AIRPORT AUTHORITY....IMMIGRATION DEPT AND SIGNED BY CAPPER ASTON...THIS DOCUMENT IS FAKE...THIS BLOKE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED...HE S USED THE NAMES..BEN WALLAS...VINCENT BLAIR...NOW USING JEREMY HOWARD...HOW DO TESE EVIL PEOPLE NEVER GET STOPPED????????????????

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  15. I was contacted through Match.com by someone using the name of Douglas Watson from Ky., but he also have multiple facebook accounts using alias' of Patrick Arnold, William R. Bond, Henry James, and Philip Nelson. All of this accounts use the same pic of the same guy. Douglas said he was in Nigeria as a contractor working on St. James Orphanage project, has a son and he doesn't have any money to pay bills until the job is done & would pay me when he got back home. After much research, found out that a Nigerian person was doing the talking. They are using this poor guys pic on all of these accounts and he doesn't even know if. found a pic of the Nigerian guy on the web who is using these pics that don't belong to him. I reported this to yahoo, match.com, here and on the FBI's internet scam reporting webpage. These Nigerian people are criminals and if approached you are to end all communications before they get your info. Single ladies please beware.

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