UK / Nigerian Scammers

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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. matthydoyle@gmail.com 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.

    GW
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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 match.com 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 Match.com.
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    OMG! AFTER READING ALL COMMENTS, IM CONFUSED IF I AMA VICTIM NOW. FIRST I RAN TO THE GUY MIKECOLE MARK COLE WHOM I IGNORED. HAVE MET 2 GUYS ALSO IN NET WITH STORIES ASKING FOR $300.00 WITH THEIR CHILDREN EVEN SENT PHOTOS.AND NOW WAS CHTTING WITH THIS GUY AGAIN FROM LAGOS WHOM I THOUGHT WAS TRUE COZ DAY/NGHT CALLING AND SMS,CHATTING USING GODS NAME. AND NOW THEY WERE ROBBED LAST NIGHT, ALL HIS VALUABLE WERE SOLD ASKING HELP. I AM IN DOUBT NOW TO HELP THEM SO I TOLD HIM TO GO AMERICAN EMBASSY FOR HELP THOUGH THERE WAS A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF ALAMOST HELPING HIM WITH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND THANK GOD,A FRIEND OF MINE FROM TRAVEL AGENCY TOLD NOT TO DO IT COZ THAT COUNTRY IS FRAUD FULL OF FRAUD SCAMMERS SO I FEEL BAD COZ IT MAYBE THAT THE PERSON I MET REALLY NEEDS HELP OR A SCMMER. CAN WE ASK THE PRESIDENT TO LOOK INTO LAGOS NIGERIA SCAMMERS AND PUT THESE PEOPLE IN JAIL? HELP THEM LORD FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO THE VICTIMS. TO ALL SEEKING FOR TRUE PARTNERS, BE CAREFUL AND TAKE CARE OF GIVINGOUR YOUR FEELINGS TO ANYONE SO YO WILL NOT BE HURT EMOTIONALLY AND FINANCIALLY. WATCH OUT FOR GUYS IN WAYN.COM AND OTHER SITES MENTIONED ABOVE.
  • edited June 2010
    RE: XXXXXXXX?


    From: Tom Willson (tom_willson4u@hotmail.com)
    Sent: May 8, 2010 3:20:55 AM
    To: xxxxxxx

    Maggie,
    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
    Tom

    WONDERING IF THIS IS A SCAMMER - HE HAS MANY EMAIL ADDRESSES, YAHOO. 2 AT AOL. AND HOTMAIL. ALL USING SAME NAME. IP'S ARE CHANGED SOMETIMES, BUT USUALLY NIGERIAN BASED
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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. Pauljacs@hotmail.com, Pauljacs@gmail.com
    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 Match.com 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 Match.com). 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 Match.com for 24 hours and already I've received a half dozen emails from obvious scammers......how come I can figure it out but you couldn't? Sad, sad, sad.
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    Beware of Match.com, 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. Chemistry.com is no better as they are owned by match.com. I got sick of the scammers, so I just deleated my account, on Chemistry.com. I reported a scammer on Chemistry.com, 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! Match.com 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 match.com 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 match.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Hi

    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.

    Jelly.
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    You're bitching about a few hundred dollars?? Come on, it is hard to earn a living in Nigeria; don't know about India since they control all the telephone and internet services for major corporations across the world. The bottom line is that you don't like the guy or you would have stayed longer than a week. If you liked him, maybe you would be happily married to him. Laptops are their link to the world and a necessary part of every day life in most countries, third world too. He is depending on you and it is obvious you don't really love him so move on and let him starve, hustle or work.

    According to my adult kids, you must assume that everyone has multiple aliases on the internet. People want their privacy and sometimes Yahoo with an alias is the only way to get the privacy we need to avoid the tracking that most internet providers implement. There is no fourth amendment privilege our RIGHT TO PRIVACY after 911. Using aliases on yahoo allows us (in America and other countries too) to use our right to the first amendment privilege which is the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. There is so much discrimination against Nigeria these days. Nigerians are wonderful people compared to some ethnic groups here in the US. If you loved this guy, you would help him through his tough times...
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    To love or leave:

    So he is not a romance scammer? Ok fine, that money is nothing, for as long as he is not like that. YOu can't blame me I just want to be cautious. By the way, about that week stay, it's because my visa was about to expire so I need to go home. I applied to early but was unable to visit india immediately.

    Jelly
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    Hey Jelly,
    the only way you will know for sure is to spend more time with him, you don't have to rush into marriage, get to know the guy first, then decide if he is genuine, and if you can spend the rest of your life with him.
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    Thanks Angelique for this advice. Yes i should spend more time to know him more.
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    By the way in quest to find out what he is really doing, I tried to access his yahoo account, but of course I failed. However, I found out that one of his security questions is "Where did you spend your honeymoon?" Is it possible that this man is married and that what he is doing to me is out of his craft?

    Thanks again for any advice.
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    OMG, I am so glad that I found this discussion. A little over a week ago, I was contacted by a woman on match.com who did all the stuff described by others on this site: Sent poems; said I was the only one for her; chatted with me on Yahoo IM. She told me that she was originally from Odessa, Ukraine & that she has lived in Texas since age 25 (46 now). She told me that she is in Nigeria shopping for antiques for her (unnamed) business. I was being kinda cautious because she seemed to be too good to be true & then the red flags started popping up. First she asked me if I would send her $700 so that she could fly to my hometown to meet me. Then yesterday, she wrote & said that she had been robbed & had no money & was stranded in Nigeria. I was on High Alert by this time & told her as much. I have no money to send her, so there was never any chance of that happening, but I am just appalled & embarrassed & disgusted that this happened to me. Ladies, this is a "woman" who is pretending to be a Lesbian. She sent 4 photos of a lovely blonde woman supposedly named Tami Kiefer, age 46, from Belton, Texas. I was trying to find more info about her on the Internet before the robbery story came up & it seems possible that she has stolen the identity of a woman in Texas with the same name, but with a slightly different birthdate. The red flags started popping up when she was evasive about answering certain questions & then also contradicting herself regarding certain answers. So I hope this helps someone else to not get taken in by this cruel schmuck. So much for match.com for me.
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    How long have you known each other before that robbery story came up? what is the month interval when she comes up with another story? It seems the pattern with scammers is that they come up with such stories in an interval of short period of months. this probably what differs them from those who are having real relationship. Scammers are very obvious because they are profit oriented and they want the money to be sent immediately, usually involves larger amount of money in short period of time of acquaintance. The target victims are whites because they can afford to give larger sum. But I read in article that they are starting to target Asian women too. Please note, in dating site, if one meets a person who confess to have a good job and then suddenly ask money, this is a scam. Real people with good jobs wont ask any financial help to someone they know online for only few months. They would rather ask assistance to relatives and closer friends, and they have banks that could grant them loans. I hope all other readers will learn from this.
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    Hi Im glad I came across this sit is i met someone from tagged we chat daly on yahoo.The chats are good to an extent.The guy has told me hs an engineer from Ga but he is in Surulere Lagos working o a bridge.He claims to make 100,000-150,000 depending on the job.Proble I have is that he clais to not have taken is credit card with him & that he ned to pay his bill of 175.00I suggeted that he go to theebassy thee if he is a US ciizen cause they can help him.He says I should have just sent money o h could be on the next flight back to America.y hing is is I do not ave money to spare as i am a single mom working part time & im slowly working my way off state assisstance.He then tells me that hs money is tied up in the US & that he has no access to it.So am I wrong for not sending money???Even after I told him to ask the church that he visited & even told him the embassy could help him???He says ismo & siter are in the states bt he wontgive me their #'s so that I can get him help.He say he loves me & is always asking me bout my child bt stilll whn is enough gonna be enouh???
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    but* when* & enough* his email is clarkguzman@yahoo.com
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    MomOf1 DON'T send him any money!! He is just playing on your feelings -- he is not who he pretends. I was contacted by someone like this & it was so much fun til I realized that it was all about stealing money from me. I suggested the US Embassy but she made up some excuse. I suggested friends & family, but she acted like she didn't have anyone. It's a scam, as sad as that it is! He will never come to the US -- just stop all contact with him to protect yourself.

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