I have had an intimate relationship with a man for six months online, on IM, on the phone and by email. He asked me to marry him, open a bank account for him . . .said he will adopt my son and send him to college. He told me he lives in Essex, UK, but after 6 months and some RED FLAGS, I traced his IP address to Nigeria. Peoms, wedding vows, plans for the entire wedding. He got me good, he was sweet and loving until I ran out of money and told him I did not have any more money to send him for his next emergency. Then all of a sudden he was kidnapped, beat, had to have surgery, had to have money for his hotel bill, pay his bridge construction workers, pay tax, send equipment, fix equipment etc. . . .then he said that if I came over to visit him that I would be kidnapped.
Well guess what, he has over 200 profiles with the same verbage and different pictures now. Match.com is uncooperative and has not even removed half of the over 200 profiles, but ladies, it gets worse, there are thousands on match.com with the same key words. They use particular phrases that are not european nor american and they can be spotted immediately. http://www.ic3.gov internet crimes division has all this information and they have done nothing to help me with my financial loss, not to mention the emotional loss and my son's loss at the thought of finally having a loving father after his father died.
Their Nigerian and British bosses make them bring in $50,0000 from each woman (men too) or they cannot leave the Lagos, Nigeria boiler room that they work in. These men truly are held hostage by the brains of the operation,they cannot leave and they only allow them to leave after they get $50,000. The men barely eat and they are watched all the time. They even accompany them to the store so they cannot run away. He got $30,000 out of me before I ran out of money. He did tell me all the above in confidence before he dissappeared.
I thought I had met my true love forever. "Honey, baby, cutie, sweetie, babe, want to have children with you, will take care of you forever, you will never need to work again, I love you forever babe" then, "go sell your jewelry at the pawn shop," "borrow money from your friends," "sell anything you can so we can be together forever."
BEWARE do not use Western Union! Do not fall for it. I am smart, but I fell for it, they are really smooth and highly educated with an answer for everything. He is on the run now and the FEDS have not responded to my months of complaints, but please report these men to http://www.ic3.gov internet crimes division, PLEASE, do not feel ashamed, do it before another woman kills herself from the tragic embarrassment.