UK / Nigerian Scammers



  • They all use the same profiles, it does not matter who they are or where they are: England, Australia, Africa, United States, Israel, Egypt, Sweden, Germany. It is a basic profile that they all copy. There were hundreds of this same profile being used by different people on They see a profile that works, copy it and there you have it, a new person with new photo. She/he/them: it's business as usual. I cannot re-live this drama. Just learn, listen and good luck.
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    Thanks a lot, I am really learning, it is so cruel that this people play around with our emotions. take care, Muhammed.
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    Wanted to put in my 2 cents too. I joined and it was not long before I started communicating with a RJB or Ronnie Joseph Benson. He is 49 years old, told me his birthday is July 1, he is a widower, and has a 6 year old daughter. He told me he was from Austin, Texas but he moved to Sweden as a child and lived there for years. He ownes an huge antique store in Sweden and he is relocating to Houston, bringing everything to Houston. He is currently on a buying trip in Nigeria. When I heard the word Nigeria, a bell went off in my head to beware, but I continued to e-mail this guy, to give him the benefit of the doubt. After 2 weeks of beautiful e-mails. This guy pours it on thick, sending sonnets and beautiful poetry. He told me he went shopping with his daughter and was mugged. They hit his daughter over the head and now he has a huge hospital bill. Could I please send money NOW. He needed $900 for hospital bills and for the travel back to the US. I immediately said no, so he became belligerent, and nasty, calling me heartless, etc. Actually, through Nigerian friends, I know that there would not be a large bill, due to socialized medicine. I suggested he go to the US Embassy and seek aid, I also suggested he go to the local American Express office, as I know for a fact that they will get you an emergency ticket home and the help you need, in a crisis overseas. He always had some excuse and kept asking for money. He asked me for my credit card information, so I told him my credit cards were maxed out. I reported this guy to as a scammer, he is also listed on Facebook's dating site, so I reported him there as well.
    Please be forwarned this guy is a pro, not a very good one, but it is how he makes his living. Fortuneatley, I am pretty wise to scammers, as I have family that is on the police force. Just call me fortunate.
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    Do these names ring any bells to any of you...Captain Larry Haggard USAF proved he was a black nigerian scammer trying to get me to send money to diplomat in order to get him a laptop...Finally got him to put his face on a live web cam...He was black but he sent me pictures of a American man in the United States Airforce...He had lots of real pictures of a man obviously in Iraq on duty....Sweet talker...I did not send money no one is going to fool me into that but what I find a disgrace in all of this is the fact that they are using our Military men for their scams...He even showed a picture with the soldier wearing his uniform it had an airborne emblem and the name Haggard on the front...When he wanted to view my webcam I sent a video call request through and a girl was sitting at the computer...The next day I called him out on everything after I went to and pulled his information off of it...He finally showed his face on the webcam and he was black claiming the man in the pictures were of his unkle...He uses email also claims he has a daughter named Melody who is half black...Her email is beware...I have all of the conversations archived and emails saved...I am suspicious he is also using other aliasis such as Anthony Hemsley and John Hellas Hane...I have talked with these two indiviuals and they both send poems and sweet talk like he did so I am wary of those individuals too...
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    One last thing about the earlier post I made...Larry Haggards pictures were of a white man...
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    I too was so Naive.. very ignorant to the fact that I allowed this idiot who goes by the name of Phillip V. Moore, the email I was in contact with is If any you ladies have had contact with this guy... stay away from him, he took me for some $$$ but not that much.. I met him on and a funny thing.. is that I met him again but under another name.. all in Nigeria working or doing projects. These men talk all too sweet to you get under your skin and go in for the dive. I hope they find these people and torture them. What they are doing is not "HUMAN" these people DON'T CARE. I ask all you women and Men if you think you know someone that is talking to anyone on these sites.. please tell them to re-search really good. I have found men that are for real and have been utmost "Gentlemen". Beware... about these SCAMMERS. They will take your $$$$
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    HI fellow lonely hearts!! I found my dream woman on smartdating uk, and well the story is the same, a week of great chat, wonderful photos, living in Mission Viejo california on a awareness campain with Pepsi to promote the dangers of child trafficing, model, owns a BMW, a Harley a Merc,9 good photos of her near them. Pat Jones was great, sadly she could not cash her travellers cheques nor could any of her fellow workers.She was fliying to see me in a month befor her next photo shoot, BUT sadly put all her cash down as a deposit on the flight and needed $1000, very quickly! went from loving me forever to i am a disapointment for not sending cash by western union. I got emailed flight details as well so all looked good on the ouside apart from flights did not go at that time and were supersonic. The address i was given could not be found on google maps. PATRICIA JONES ADDRESS: 10 AURIEL AVENUE, GARKI, ABUJA, NIGERIA
    the flight booking agent (who although taking $850 deposit) would not give her a flight number (or company name on the reciept) though they did send her an updated on at 12.10 am long hours in nigerian booking offices!!
    I feel stupid i have been duped but not a fool as i will send no money, quite enjoyed playing the game back with questions. What a nasty man i am when all this beautiful model wants to do is be with me!!!

    here is how she tried to hook it :
    Well its about my ticket darling, I went to book my ticket and get it sorted like i told you and luckily for us i was able to get a ticket for the 2nd of April
    But the unfortunate thing is that the ticket cost me $1850us dollars and I have only got $850us dollars with me which i have used to deposite and secure the seat as i wont want to loss it, so now am left to balance up with $1000us dollars, This wont have happen if i have been able to cash my checks which am sure i told you about?

    ok and?

    thats it darling, I dont know how to am going to get the balance now, I have asked everyone around to help me but no one got the cash, we all have checks here, Dont know if you can help till i arrive and will give you back even right there at the airport when you come to welcome me
    I feel i have let us down
    am not happy and soo scared am going to loss you
    Darling, I dropped all i got, you mean the world to me and i cant afford lossing you. You are the best life can offer me, all am left to balance up with is $1000us dollars and i will pick up my ticket, if i can get it tomorrow it would be good as my mind is not settled now.

    blah blah blah, well she has loss me!
    please be careful, these are VERY clever manipulators, as the saying goes if its too good to be true, thats what it is.
    Love is out there and in all of us, money is not part of that. I WISED UP IN TIME BUT PART OF ME STILL THINKS IT WAS REAL THATS HOW GOOD THEY ARE.
    keep safe and keep your $ to yourself.
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    Tell me, this Capt Larry Haggard, did you ever find out who he really was? Wouldn't someone in the military want to know someone is using their name and rank for lies? 2010 this Larry Haggard is back at it. Is there a way to stop this?
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    Does anyone know of an Adrian Palmer goes under the screen name sevenstarstunner. Says he's from Dorset. I have been chatting to him onIM but I've a feeling somethings just not right. He tells me it is he daughters birthday soon and she would love to receive a gift from me. I fielded that one. He also asked me to phone him and when I said I wasn't a rich woman and that would be pricey he went quiet for a day. However he did come back. He hasn't asked me for any money yet but I just get a feeling. He is very romantic and says he loves me. Perhaps too often. I might be misjudging him by something doesn't feel right.
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    First of all Thank you to this site. I was enlightened about a Captain Haggard. After reading the information given here I realized this mr smooth talker was only that. Captain Larry Haggard has written for a couple of days. Finally I got tired of his whining and lies. I wrote him a message letting him know what wonderful information the internet can supply people with. Haven't heard a thing from him, imagine that. I'm not sure how this all works but I did learn this. They always go back to romance talking, never just down to earth subjects. They rarely if ever use capitals for language. If you read carefully you can also tell the English language is not properly used. Be careful and don't ever pass out your ss or send money. Heck I feel like an idiot because the AH has my name. Thank you once again.
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    same story...still going on. a man name gerrald reyes ring the bill? he is in nigeria too..he has been asking for a for hospital bill.. will i came to find out that if they really need help if they are a british cetezin..there is help for them... Good Luck people..don't want have anything to do with them...i am looking but not that bad... i am fine alone..someday maybe i will find the one...if not oh! well...God Bless...there is all kinds of bad people out there...
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    Here is another one from Jim Mcdonald from Askam-in-Furness - previously from Colonia NJ Self employed contractor, just had to go to Lagos Nigeria to finalize a contract for an upcoming job. Emailed me that he is unable to cash is Travellers Cheques and is desperate and doesn't know how he is going to make until next week when a friend from Australia will be assisting. Says that he has a daughter Kimberly 16 and son Quenti, 20 and sent some pictures that were very outdated. Speaking on the phone he has a very distinct accent that is not either UK or US
    Cell 44-704-574-7489
    Another one, 234-705-986-7188

    BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This story is too much like the others to be anything other than a scam.
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    To Concerned From Josey,
    No I never found out who the real Larry Haggard is I have pictures of this soldier and have contacted the armed forces to see if they would find out so he could beware...They say they have this done all the time and to just ignore it...I could not get any help there...Gladly he has left me alone...But still it is a shame some unsuspecting soldier is out there not knowing his picture is being passed around...

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    a girl "dammela nelson"recently contacted me on a site "tagged" we got to know each other.she says shes a nurse in nigeria, lagos is of dutch heritage and is helping a dying girl "darla" which needs heart surgery shes needs funds to fly to the UK for an operation.she is asking for to send $80 to her coordinator "renita glenn" then shes going to fly to the UK with drala and after the surgery shes going to fly here to be with me.i want to know is this a scam, she seems to not have pics of her in nigeria or with this girl darla.

    i would like some help with this please.

    thank you all
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    Beware of scammer calling itself Lewis Ficher. I refer to this scammer as 'it' cause I believe it was a women not a man. Met it on called itself 'soulminded1969' in Dec 2009. Said it came from Finchley had relocated there from Sitka in Alaska 9 months previously. Mentioned the address 4 Katlian Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835. Said it had a Son called Craig aged 9 who lived with its Grandmother, Sharon, back in the States. Its Father I was told died 5 years before and its wife who it referred to as its 'ex' died in an accident ?car 2 years previously in Florida having ran off with its best friend who it called Johnson. It told me it was 40 and ran a small computer business. Said it was in Lagos on business trip and had its son with it and hoped to be back just before Christmas. To cut a long story short lots of twists and turns and requests for help with hotel bills and that was me off. The line I was spun was it had ordered computors from China but when the containers were shipped a maximum load had been delivered more than the amount ordered and the goods wouldnt be released until excess paid on the rest hence it didnt have any more money to pay hotel etc.
    email address which I have reported was
    Other names dropped during our conversations included the hotel manager, Michael Phillips and an Egyptian businessman, Mr Shally.
    I did speak to this so called Lewis several times on the phone the male voice sounded American, equally the hotel manager sounded African and the other guy maybe Egyptian. This Lewis gave me their mobile numbers... sadly all deleted now.
    In addition this Lewis claimed to have schooled in the Netherlands and emailed on one occasion in Dutch.
    Hope this info help someone out there
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    does anyone know a name kris david in sandy bedfordshire but work in kier construction ltd. he was civil engineer in nigeria
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    hello everybody,

    i'm here to talk about this infamous "dammela nelson". Not long ago this person messaged me on a social networking site(i won't name the site on grounds of my personal security) stating that she wants to develop a relationship with me that'll be steady and built on trust and honesty. Naturally i looked at her profile and found the pictures to be very pretty. i wondered why is a beautiful woman like her messaging me and proposing to me?... just like that...out of the blue.? she then messaged her e-mail id to me saying she wants to keep in touch with me. We had a few mail exchanges after that, along the way i felt something was definitely out of the place. Her writings were very inconsistent, she wrote in her own way and contsantly harped on the same thing. i decided to use a bit of strategy, i dont know, gut feelings, instincts maybe, because something was definitely not right. i've this habit of writing very long letters and i naturally did the same here, just as i expected she reciprocated with an equally long letter(basic human psyche). i then decided to follow each an every word that she wrote, after that i checked her profile on the networking site; the locations mentioned were two different places, and in her letters she said that she is on a humanitarian mission in Nigeria. Either she is incredibly dumb scammer or she is incredibly desparate,(now i'm having doubts as to what gender the person is). i then went to my university, and decided to check on the name and the e-mail address on the net, and as i expected, nothing came up, after a bit of searching i found this forum, when i saw Full_Moon's comment, i decided that i should cooperate in whatever way i can to stop this.
    i think she/he's a hoax.
    Now the reason why i did not mention the name of the sites and other specifics is that if we can check into forums like these, then they can too and constantly hone their skills in this dubious and utterly outrageous act.
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    this is to broke_sad_mom & all the ladies out there and also the guys who became victims of these unscrupulous scammers. My deepest sympathies to everybody. First of all, i come from one of these so called "third world countries", from the indian subcontinent to be specific. The important thing is scammers use the biasness to their advantage. i've been scammed previously, but in a very different process. It was all these online money making schemes that have their origins in the New World.
    WAKE UP PEOPLE, WE ARE ALL VICTIMS HERE, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. It is highly irrelevant, whether we come from the west or from the east, in this forum we are all victims and all of us are lonely in one way or the other and are currently standing on the same platform. i don't about all you people here, but i'm going to give it a shot to take this one out, or at least try to, i dont how far i'll succeed. i've had enough of people playing hardball with me, somebody has played with my emotions and i'm going take this one down, no matter how long it takes.
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    Has anyone received messages from a James Scott Roman? His yahoo acct. is There is a pic of a gorgeous man that was posted on under the name IceCakes_man. We IM'd for several days and he told me he was living in London and was coming back to the States and wanted to meet me. He even sent me a copy of his plane reservation and hotel booking. Right after that, he told me that he was short $600 for his plane ticket and wanted to know if I could send it to him. He claims to have a PhD in Agricultural Research; that he graduated from Central FL University in 1991; that his parent were killed in a car accident in CA 14 yrs. ago; that he is Italian; and has no siblings.
    Ladies, the picture he has posted he is absolutely gorgeous, but when he writes to you, it becomes obvious that he is not a PhD educated man from the US.
    Please, if you have any information on this man, please post. Otherwise, just beware of this name and email address.
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    Beware of a Matthew Doyle from Toronto , Ontario and Canandaigua, New York. He supposedly is a 38 year old on one site and 34 year old on another site. He poses as a lonely Architect who moved to Canandaigua and is looking for love. All of a sudden he gets a project in Lagos and needs money. This con is on myspace and tagged. I believe that he is a nigerian using an innocent victim's pictures. He asked me to send him money. Then he pulled the "i'll send you a check to cash" nonsense next. and doylem19 are his contacts.
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    there are at least 2 people on match who wrote to me the identical first email. One is called "lifesgr8t4me" the other is "in2healthylife", I did mail with him and his name is Gary Miller. Just be careful if you get mails from them
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    i have been contacted by sevenstartunner yesterday...he seems to good to be true..anyone have any more info....thanks
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    To JP

    I think i have met the Same lady on line! Not the same name, but all the same details, I thought at first she was genuine too, I have a lot of photos and she even sent me a card through moonpig! Would like to share experiences with you if you get chance.

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    do any one know a dante issac ,says he is is 30yr old nigerian studying in the uk , we talk for a bout 9months then he for got to pay for his room fees at the unversity in manchester , then he ask me for some money and then he disappear when he could not get any
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    I am wondering how many people out there have ended up marrying a person who scammed them. I understand this is a hard thing to talk about, but there are people out there who do marry for love and come to find out that the other half of the relationship married to take ALL your money away. I am interested to hear about your stories. I contributed to the above and am trying to determine how many "scammers" get far enough into the relationship to marry convincing the other person that they really love them. Please tell me your stories relating to this.
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    I recently heard a Nigerian woman talking on the phone to one of her "clients." She told me that she was talking to him because her boyfriend spends all day "scamming men" all over the world pretending to be a woman looking for love. He finds them on dating sites, works on them for days, weeks, sometimes months convincing them that he will marry them or live with them, then he has his girlfriend talk to them on occasion, just to keep the trust. Finally, he goes in for the financial hook, usually thousands of dollars at a time. The list of calamities vary, but it is always some sort of emergency. He asks the man to Western Union money to a woman's name, has a bank account set up by a banker friend, then has his Western Union buddy change the name on the wire and there it is: money in HIS bank account. Simple ending to the relationship: hit click on yahoo and the person cannot contact them again, poof: fianc
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    Hello to the person who asked about James Scott Roman. I've recently met him on as okayman902. Same story, he says he has a phd in agricultural research and is in London, soon to move back to the US, that he went to college in Florida and is Italian. He hasn't asked me for anything, but I googled his name and found a Twitter account and this post - but nothing else... which is strange if he's such a prominent research scientist he should be published, and if he lectures at universities I would expect to find more on the web on him. He's been very forward in chatting with me and asked for my cell # today - but I said no he can find me on the IM regularly enough for now... so it's interesting to see his name mentioned here.
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    JAMES SCOTT ROMAN again...

    He's on Match as justMankind101 from Alaska. Same pictures. A few days ago he was okayman902 from Montana, but working in London. And according to the post above, he was IceCakes_man last month and tried to scam a woman for money. I reported him on
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    From: Tom Willson (
    Sent: May 8, 2010 3:20:55 AM
    To: xxxxxxx

    How are you doing hope you are good missing you gr8ly but i must tell you i do want to be with you darling and i want you to come here and in Nigeria one needs to mind his own business darling and there are people here in Nigeria there is what we call Mind your business and i think every one has their business darling and a not the first man to date a white woman and there is something they call a sugar mummy here so you can say that and i think be traditional i think has nothing to do with our love life darling..................wanting to know what happen in 2005 was the little war in my village against Exon Mobile here cos they had to give employment but i lost a friend there name ETIYA he worked in the oil rig he was killed by the police but after that we got out entitlement cos we were advising them on social responsibility darling kisses i love you so much and i want you here...

    Love you always

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    Maggie, there are no visible white women in Nigeria, if they are there, they hide. He is a Scammer. Word for word, the same as what I have received...."not the first man to date a white woman." No, not the first woman to be scammed either. It is all 419. If you want to go be a sugar mama to a nice, young Nigerian Romance Scammer, go ahead, send him your money, fly over there, this is a free world. No one minds their own business over there, everyone knows everything, he just wants you to shut up so the other scammers wont move in on you. He intends to take as much money as he can, get into your bank accounts, jack up all your credit cards, max out your equity line of credit and then when you are broke and ready to kill yourself, he will disappear. They all have numerous IP's. Sometimes they get lazy and use their own, but that is when they get cocky because they have made so many thousands of dollars that month that they think they are invincible. Nigeria is very expensive for a "third world country." Stop wondering and move on with your life or go over there and live with him until you are starving.
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    Altair: dammela nelson is a man.
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    I really am thnakful for this site, if it wasn't for this site I probably would have been scammed continously, ofcourse I found a beautiful woman in a dating website "Singleparentmeet" and this woman goes by two names Clara and Bella. They both hit me up and e-mailed me and booked mark me. I almost got tagged team, they both live locally in US, then they went to Nigeria, Lagos Ghana to take care of a sick mother and the other to do investment in Africa. To make long story short, one got robbed and the other spend all her money and need funds for a ticket back to US, also they need BTA (Basic Travel Allowance)in the amount of $1500. Thats when I started researching, and thank God that I found this forum before its too late.
    Thank You All for opening my eyes.
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    @ Got Educated: You are welcome.

    Not all these stories turn out badly. Some people are greedy or desperate, but then again, some are just in need of money for basic needs. If you get satisfaction out of the conversations and you enjoy talking to them, it is not a crime to send them a bit of money to help them with food, shelter and education, if you can afford it. To those of you who can afford it and are happy with the attention that you get from these people, then help them. Consider it to be good Karma, but call them on it so they think about what they are doing. Some of them get greedy, but then again, some of these people just ask for enough money to buy what we here in the US take for granted. There is no social service to take care of them, there is intermittent electricity, food is basic (rice, chicken and water). Tell them that you know that they are not telling you the truth, ask them to be honest and maybe you will feel good about helping them pay for food, shelter and eduction. I know one woman who is disabled and she knows she talks to a Nigerian every day, but she sends him money so that he can buy food and he gives her two hours a day of comfort, love and understanding about her health issues and surgeries. We are all people with hearts, be kind and you shall be rewarded in ways that you would never venture to imagine.
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    I was scammed from a guy called apparently Paul Jackson, or Paul Scott Jackson.,
    I sent him a phone about 350dlls.
    Address in Nagod Nigeria:

    28, Oke Street Pedro
    Somolu, Gbagada Phase 1
    Lagos State, Nigeria

    Phone 234-813-8381234
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    I came upon this page here, in search of information on whether is as infested with Scammers as it appears, based the crazy emails I've received there over the past 24 hrs (my first time at Reading the posts here, I have to seriously shake my head. Some of you women writing these whiny "I was a victim, woe is me!" posts, you seriously need to shake your heads. It's naive dingdongs like yourselves that causes these OBVIOUS Scammers to proliferate, like c0ckroaches. What stable, half-intelligent woman is going to send money or other goods to these predators? Why on earth would you fall so easy for someone's immediate hard luck story such that you're wiring them money? Are you that desperate for a MAN that your common sense and 'red flag radar' goes out the window? Don't whine and cry if you, by your own free will, chose to get suckered in. It's pathetic to read some of this stuff.
    I've only been on for 24 hours and already I've received a half dozen emails from obvious come I can figure it out but you couldn't? Sad, sad, sad.
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    Beware of, they sold a few years back, (to foreigners, I have heard) and they really don't care about who joins, they just want membership money. is no better as they are owned by I got sick of the scammers, so I just deleated my account, on I reported a scammer on, they e-mailed me back and said that would "take care of it" and within a couple of weeks, he was in my inbox as a new match, so I reported him again. If you are going to join an online dating website, e-harmony is a better choice, it is a little pricier, but the people on it are genuine. I don't think scammers like going through their screening process, they just want the "quick kill", as they want to get money, ASAP. Also e-harmony puts up with zero scamming, if something isn't right, report the person and their account is gone, and they cannot rejoin.
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    You are so right! is just inundated with scammers. They will sweet talk you right into scamming money, a few dollars at first then they just keep asking for more and more. They would even love to get you to sell your car, borrow all you can against your house, open a bank account, open a home equitly line of credit to help them, it will never be enough. They will find out just what you want in life and keep promising you that. Just send money this one last time and you will have it. . . I kept reporting to also but these scammers just keep changing their profiles so fast and there seem to be so many of them. . . The bad thing is these guys say they live in your area, they are just out of the country at the moment due to their work. They all say their parents died and they are an only child so you are the only one they can depend on who can help them....Beware of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    After reading these comments I can't help but to share my own. Back in 2008 i first encountered the YM technology. I met this guy in YM who said he is a UK citizen working in leading financial firm. I will not mention the company anymore for security reason. We had a chat for 9 months and after that we met in one of the third world countries. That's when I knew he is a nigerian. We actually had sex and we had relationship until now. But lately i am suspecting his personality. After a week meeting, I went home. Few days later he asked me for money about 200 dollars since he had financial difficulty. Nine months after he asked for money again for his laptop, 200 dollars again. After four months he had trouble again and needs money again. This month he was asking money again because he said he spent his money for a doctor. This is a Nigerian who resides in India, we have plans to marry but Im doubting his personality now. With my further research I learned that he has four email adresses, although different names. Hope someone could advise me on this matter.

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