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  • edited 10:39PM
    Again, ignorance! No, actually I am not one of the women that slept with the man. You seem to be a very angry person, especially having issues with this subject. I'm going to make a guess and say that your husband cheated on your ignorant ass with someone who is probably a lot smarter and lovable than you..that's why this is hitting a nerve! Haha! These women are suffering enough with what's happened and the do not need someone like you involved in the mix! Stop hating you dumb bitch! I've waisted enoygh time on you, I do have a life maybe you should move on as well!
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    for jimlas
    My God, why so much hate, why so much conviction, is what has happened has not been sufficient punishment and this is what we are experiencing a woman .... I am one of them and know how to find traces of the menu, only difference is because I did not have sex, do you know what I received the letter, of being alone and find someone like this, probably not, I'm dying of desire for him, maybe it sounds ugly but it's true, shame on me today because I was losing control over me, I'm flesh and blood and I have needs as well as others but when someone like this, then seduce the head is not thinking, I was ready to leave everything and go to the other end of the world because of him, only a combination of circumstances was made ??to stay here and So I thank all saznala.Today dear God that saved me because if I went I might have also gone, I do not know and do not want to know but they know how I was and we do not need condemnation and hatred of other people hate themselves enough because we were stupid and naive, each school was paid and I paid for his expensive, like the others, and some, unfortunately, too expensive, I just want to learn to live with it but it is difficult that you can not even imagine how...
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    LISTEN UP: To make things clear, I have never posted on this forum, and don't you dare accuse me of doing so. I don't care enough to let the world know my position on many of my opinions. Let alone this one.

    WHAT DOES BOTHER ME, is you dragging me into this. Shut the fuck up about it, because I don't want to hear another fucking word about me posting in this stupid ass forum. Just because some dumb old hag can't let go of a relationship gone wrong. Grow up people, there's nothing you can do. So move the fuck on.

    If I did want to say something, I would have used my name. Not hide behind some guest title.
    PS: Stay out of my life. Kthxbye<3
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    Oh by the way; I don't tell crazy bitches about my personal life, because telling a crazy bitch is like broadcasting it to the damn world.<3
  • edited 10:39PM
    I am from the USA and am looking for someone who claims to be from Texas a Civil Engineer working in Nigeria his name is Mathew George Gabriel..AKA George Peter Gabriel.....has anyone heard of him
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    I I am a long life friend of Jayne. I also represent her and can tell you she is a citizen of the USA. You best not Slander her anymore or I will slap a lawsuit faster than you could get back to Nigeria. This man is using HIV knowing while having sex and he can go to jail for many years. I do not like your threats and if anything happens to Jayne , I will hold you al responsible. She has the right to figt an help anyone in this situationand there are numbers that ae proving that theswe scams are real. They are being looked at. can make this hard for you all or you can let it be...I have many sources that can show her to be a respected citizen of the USA. Once again...You know the facts and they are by no means being stretched. Never make a threat again on this page and even mention Jayne. My investigators oare on a 24 hour watch with Jayne.
    To add on your activities. Unless you know what you are talking about with her than you do not want to slander her. I am going to the top to stop all these scams...If you have a problem with me than please say as you feel and I can contact you personally. If anyone needs my assistance...I can do that for you too. Also that note on bottom that makes you not responsible for injurys will never work ...This is not a legal consent
  • edited 10:39PM
    Previous Guest. You're an idiot.

    Maine doesn't have that law that you are talking about, they don't have to disclose that they have HIV or AIDS. Check your laws. Check your mouth.

    By the way, I have every right to tell JAYNE to stop slandering MY name, because she claims I told her this bullshit when I didn't. Dragging my name through the mud and threatening me. So should I sue her for that?
  • edited 10:39PM
    To the guest on this site how claims to want to stop all these scams are you happy to have a chat to an aussie about these scam artist?
  • edited 10:39PM
    To Angeleyess: I would be happy to talk to you in private. Not sure how you can get your email add to me in private. I really dont want to post my email add on this site. Way too much hatred on this site...I would love to stop all these scams tho.
  • edited 10:39PM
    I can understand that
    can you tell me if there is any one you know have meet anyone online from nigeria that is not a scam artist (and have become true freinds). If so do you think they would be interested in chatting to me.
    Im getting pretty good at spotting the fakes on the online chating sites
    will think about how to post my email address with out having all the nuters getting it as I think I have upset one website to the max.
  • edited 10:39PM
    @CONCERNED, ALL OF THE NIGERIAN SCAMMERS THAT I HAVE COME ACCROSS CLAIM TO BE SOME SORT OF ENGINEER, USUALLY CIVIL. THEY ALL CLAIM TO BE ON CONTRACT IN NIGERIA AND IN ALL OF MY CASES, THEY WERE DIVORCED AND USUALLY BECAUSE THEY FOUND THEIR WIFE CHEATING ON THEM WITH A BEST FRIEND OR THEY ARE WIDOWED AND USUALLY THE WIFE DIED IN A HORRIFIC CAR ACCIDENT. THEY ARE ALSO LEFT WITH ONE OR TWO CHILDREN. THEY ALSO SWEAR THAT DISTANCE IS NO BARRIER, THAT THEY WILL TRAVEL THE WORLD TO BE WITH THE LOVE OF THEIR LIFE! THEY ALSO TEND TO PICK TWO FIRST NAMES..SUCH AS PHIL GARY, PHILIP LARRY, RAY NICHOLS, JAMES CAMERON, JOHN PEDRO, WILLIAM COLE..RICK JAMES, SCOTT JAMES..I CAN GO ON AND ON..ONCE I WAS SCAMMED I DID BECOME A LITTLE OBSESSED IN FINDING THE SCAMMERS AND HAVING THEIR PROFILE DELETED, EVEN THOUGH I KNEW THAT THEY WOULD JUST TURN AROUND AND CREATE A NEW ONE. ALSO, KEEP IN MIND THAT THEY WORK IN SHIFTS, YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE WRITING BECOMES VERY DIFFERENT, YOU MAY HAVE ONE THAT HAS GREAT ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND THEN ANOTHER THAT HAS NO GRASP ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THEY ALSO HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME WITH OUR "TENSES"..PAST AND PRESENT..IF YOU DO DECIDE TO CONTINUE COMMUNICATION I CAN GUARANTEE THAT YOUR SCAMMER WILL TELL YOU HE IS SCHEDULED TO COME HOME AND ON THE DAY OF HIS RETURN HE WILL SAY THAT HE DIDNT HAVE THE REQUIRED FEES (BTA) TO COME HOME AND ASK YOU FOR THE FUNDS, HE WILL THEN CONVENIENTLY HAVE AN ACCIDENT ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT AND THEY WILL HAVE SOMEONE OR HIMSELF POSE AS A DOCTOR AN EMAIL REQUESTING FUNDS TO COVER HIS HOSPITAL BILLS..THEN HE WILL BE MUGGED OR ROBBED AND NO LONGER HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR HIS HOTEL BILLS AND SAY THAT THE MANAGER HAS TAKEN HIS PASSPORT AND ALL OF HIS BELONGINGS, AGAIN, THIS IS WHERE HE WILL ASK FOR MONEY TO BE WIRED..WELL, MY STORY CAN GO ON FOREVER, THERE ARE PLENTY OF SITES SUCH AS ROMANCESCAMS.COM WITH SIMILAR IF NOT THE SAME STORIES, THEY ALSO HAVE THE NAMES AND PICTURES THAT SCAMMERS USE. JUST BY DOING A BASIC SEARCH ON ROMANCE OR NIGERIAN SCAMS WILL LINK YOU TO MANY SITES. I HOPE THIS IS ENOUGH INFORMATION FOR ANYONE OUT THERE TO STEER FROM THE SCAMMERS OUT THERE THAT ARE IN WAIT FOR UNSUSPECTING VICTIMS. GOOD LUCK AN DONT FALL FOR THE SWEET AND CARING WORDS AND EMAILS THEY SEND..OH, AND IF THEY SEND U FLOWERS, I CAN GUARANTEE THEY WERE PURCHASED WITH A STOLEN CREDIT CARD!
  • edited 10:39PM
    TLew
    Just want to let you know that here is Oz it is an offence if you know that you have HIV/AIDs and do not disclose this to your partners. There has been a few case in the media over the last few years about this matter
    I do not know if this helps you but I sure if you google this or other search engines you find the cases that will be on public record here

    Hope that helps?!

    Now a few another questions for you
    Is there a law against gain money from missleading information?
    I know that we have a number of fair trading acts here.
    What happens to the men or women whos photo's get used in these scams?
    As I know for a facted that one of the photos on the romanic scam site is an actor in the states (is there away that these people know about there photos being used this way?)
  • edited 10:39PM
    I have been chatting to a lady supposedly from California, buying antiques in Nigeria. Took only two days to ask for money, supposedly investing $25000, but staying in a hostel. Very informed on California where she supposedly comes from, emails pictures of an hispanic woman, stunning.Below is an example of an email she? sent:

    "Cutie i know how you feel about me asking you for money. You really have to know that i need your help that's why i asked you to help me out. Though we haven't met each other in person but i really want you to trust me. I want to get the papers so i can be on my way home. Without the papers all the money i invested will be wasted and i wont be able to claim the antiques when i get home."

    Could this be a scam where a second hand computer still had data on a hard drive???

    Anyone had similar with a female??
  • edited 10:39PM
    Kevin, its a scam! Hold on to your money. Chances are that she may not be a she! Scammers do their homework regarding the area or location they choose. They can name points of interest, they will tell you the school they supposedly attended, they will even name streets. Keep in mind that they don't know everything though, if you start questioning to much they will say that they moved a lot or changed schools or just get angry with you because youre doubting them. When you speak to them on the phone and ask abt their accent, they will simply say that they have been in Nigeria for so long that they have picked up the accent. Oh, and because they have so many conversations going at one time, they tend not to use your name. You are babe, honey, angel, cutie, baby, every term of endearment in the book, just not your name. If you ask out of the blue what your name is their will be a "haha" I know your name then a pause because they have to go back and look through emails to find it..as you can tell, I've had experience with this..it took my scammer a year before he finally came out and told me his true identity because he truly "loved" me then he proceeded to ask for more money. Oh, and as far as pictures go they take from profiles, online, from their victims. They ask that you send them pictures then thy turn around and share them with fellow scammers. So, with each new victim they learn more info and use it on the next one. Keep your money, be strong and good luck. If you'd like more info, don't hesitate to ask, if I can help one person from being scammed then my info helped. Take care.
  • edited 10:39PM
    I have recently been the victim of an attempted con. I met a man on match.com calling himself (Clifford) Scott Williams, email: scottwilliams15@live.com, uses a photo of a grey haired man, with a tanned brown haired boy kissing him on the cheek. He uses the following phone numbers: 07045742805, 00233241952130, 0241952130. Pretends to be widowed, self employed businessman exporting cars from Essex to China. He came on hot and heavy from the start asking me not to talk to anyone else and saying he was coming to visit me as soon as his contract was complete. He then had an emergency as containers got lost in transportation and ended up in West Africa. This is when he asked me for money to get his containers back (after claiming to have lots of money, and containers worth 6.8 million). This is when I realised the con. I told him I could not give him the money, he tried to argue his case and eventually gave up when I queried whether he was even English and no doubt moved on to his next victim. Hope this helps someone avoid falling for this person (s) con.
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    Tee Jay Elmo

    For all of you blaming me for everything. Here is the email I received on FB. The person NOW has their real pic up and is Nigerian and wanted me involved to make me the bad person. I fell for it like a fool Bet you he's the other "guests" on here. I never did any of the things anyone said. I was a victim like you. I never blamed you or your daughter. You can hate me and blame me but you need to find your real enemy cos its not me. Good luck
    Tee Jay Elmo
    March 11
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    Announce this to our sisters not to fall victim to the Nigerian
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    @ Guest reply to my post!
    you're the hater you're delusion, Well you are also an ignorant bitch!!!!!!!!!! Cos you're so full of hate and love no one! You're also careless, i doubt if you'll ever make a good wife or mother....Lol. Better make sure you don't go passing your dejected odd way of reason to your children.... they may turn out to be asshole like yourself! lol

    I have a busier lifestyle more than you! thats why have not been on the site for a while, a little about me! i am young, smashing, very beautiful....my structure are terrific( if you think abt: Beyonce, Lopez, structure) am a black woman so i have all my shapes in the right places i don't need surgery to enhance anything! unlike you...lol
    I have a great Husband and kids! i have a wonderful family life!!!!!!!!!!!!unlike you asshole. so you're just ignorant of my family life you made mentioned of...... probably that was the exact thing that happened to your own marriage.......lol So that why you feel cos some ladies took your husband, you should jump from bed to bed, taking pples hubby? No no no! thats thinking is odd. Stop been bitter, thats the first step to your healing!!!! second step! Forgive yourself!!!!!!!!!Right you fucked up, but let it go..... okey Bitch? thirdly stop bothering me! Go look for a job!!!!!!!!!!!!! or if not maybe i should give you my facebook sign up name where you can see pix of my lovely family and a pix of me to see that am a terrific young woman..... unlike you!!!!lol lol lol lol
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    @ mely,
    Am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!! you cut the picture of a True strong woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beside all the passions you felt for him! aside all the temptation.......but you yielded to that tiny shred of reasoning..... am proud of you girl!!!!!!!!! for not having been with Austin.
    You are my ideal woman.
    Thats the points have been trying to make here............ yes! we are women, we have desires!!!!!!!!!!! and we need these men..............we have our own hunger!!!!!!!!Oh! my God. but the truth is aside all our wants we should still listen to that voice of reasoning within us!
    You did great Mely..........am proud of you. And i understand your desire! watch out your man is coming your way soon! Amen
  • edited 10:39PM
    For the Records!
    I hate nobody, i am no hater, nor a racism, i don't discriminate... i cherish family values and moral values. i won't insult pple, but if they do that to me, am gonna throw the stone back at them and even worse! if possible.
    I strive to leave in peace and be at peace with all pple!!! i love fun and jokes! and i love kids, cos i have them and i know women are great in bringing forth kids.
    I try to understand pple and say things the way they are, no matter if its hurts! truth prevails.
    I am a Nigerian, i Reside in Nigeria, i have my business here....and i travel most often. i love that .
    Any honest information anybody wants about Nigeria and Nigerians is welcome.
    Stay blessed! you all
  • edited 10:39PM
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    If you know anyone who has received any offers (personal or business) from Nigeria or Ghana, do recommend our service, before they lose their hard earned money.
  • edited 10:39PM
    A website located in the U.K. offering to take pictures from Nigeria or Ghana of people?????? Does anyone else smell a scam here? It looks like someone is trying to prey on people's doubts and fears...take their money and run is probably what will happen!!
  • edited 10:39PM
    Hi Guest
    Googled consumervibe in the UK and could not find anything??? Not sure if they are real or just another hoax.
    Thought the website manager would make a note to let people know if this is a gen sevice or not.
    Some help on the matter would be great!!!
  • edited 10:39PM
    Angel eyes, and guest.
    Thank you for your showing your concern.

    We are 100% real, and i am offering a genuine service to prevent people being scammed as stated in the offering above.

    Ofcourse Angeleyes, we are 100% real. consumervibe.co.uk (domain name) is registered in the UK because I live in the UK, but i'm presently in Nigeria. I have not built a website for consumervibe.co.uk but i use it for email. Consumer vibe domain is registered in the UK if you check the whois.

    And should you want to use our service, i shall request you to pay into our HSBC or Barclays UK account NOT through WESTERN UNION. that way, you can trace where your money goes.

    Should you have any further questions, you may send me an email at info@consumervibe.co.uk or post your question here.

    Best regards,

    Olufemi.
  • edited 10:39PM
    I'll still ask the question is the web manager going to do any think about this so call 100% real company???? That has no website and now having freinds and family checking detail in the UK on this so call 100% real service for me??? Maybe you should tell us your VAT number so we can check to see if you are the 100% real company/business as you would have to be registered there????
  • edited 10:39PM
    Angeleyes,

    Our company/business is registered in Nigeria. RC 754138. I have not in anyway mentioned that we are a company registered in the UK. Our domain name is registered in the UK and you can lookup whois to verify. Our service offering for scam prevent is valid in the two countries I have mentioned Nigeria and Ghana as stated, and we stand by it. Our charges is based on the location of the person the customer wants us to verify.

    Should you know anyone anywhere who needs our service, please do not hesitate to recommend us...they'll thank you for it.

    Thanks,

    Olufemi
    info@consumervibe.co.uk.
    Phone: +234 18713230
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  • edited 10:39PM
    That makes is worst your register in Nigeria where there are so many business scams but your email address is for/set up in the UK.

    I would like to hear from any westerns that have used this service to verify the 100% real statement.
  • edited 10:39PM
    Angeleyess,

    We have recently introduced this service, after reading so many news about people being scammed.

    I believe once you use our service and you are satisfied, you will tell 250 people more, who in turn will do same (word of mouth). That means a lot to us, repeat business.

    thank you.

    Olufemi
    info@consumervibe.co.uk
    +23418713230
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  • edited 10:39PM
    Hi everyone,

    Here's a link to our guide on how to spot Online Scams and how to avoid them.
  • edited 10:39PM
    I have met a man on IMESH.COM that says he is a engineer and that he is building a warehouse in Lagos, Nigeria the city is Ketu. He said that he lived in Maryland. I don't know if he is real or not have been talking for about almost 3 months. I just want to know have anyone heard anything about Yohn Lyles.
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    Anyone hear of a guy name Luis Johnson. Says he was born in Spain to and American Father and Spanish mother. Is currently in Lagos on a contract for Berkel. He was supposed to fly back to California last Friday but then he called me to say that there is a problem with his ticket and his credit card won't work. I'm 99% sure he is a scammer. He sent me a copy of the paycheck for $180K on a Bank of America check that he just recieved as proof he will pay me back as soon as he lands.Check looks legitimate but when I called the bank there were some numbers missing that it would have if it were real. He also sent me a copy of his passport, it looks legitimate except for the picture looks as if it may have been altered. In case you don't know if you have the persons full name and date of birth any US embassy abroad or here in Washington can do a search and tell you if they have a record of the person in the country. Of course they had no record of Luis and he doesn't know how they can't. Also see the information below, if they are legitimate they would never call needing money for a ticket home. They can also contac the embassy there is a loan program you can apply for that will get you a ticket home on a promisary note.

    Passport/Visa Note: Nationals of virtually all countries require a visa to enter Nigeria (the few exceptions are mainly neighbouring African states). Visas must be obtained in advance and all visitors require a return ticket, documents for onward travel and sufficient funds. Those entering for business reasons must also have a letter of invitation and verification from Nigerian representatives abroad stating purpose of entry. Passports must be valid for at least six months after arrival.

    It's really sad so many people are being scammed, but I hope this information can help someone from having it happen to them. And it may sound cliche but it's true, If he/she sounds too good to be true, then they probably are a scammer!!!

    Please reply if you have been in contact with Luis Johnson , luisjohnson212@yahoo.com

    Good luck!
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    10 days later (going from the date of your post) he says he is in italy and coming to california on friday. same story about mother and father. L_Johnson212@yahoo.com
    I didn't wait for the money request but I knew it was coming.
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    has anyone ever delt with a micheal adedeji nuedeck says he's from denver grew up in london with the same bull **** stories
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    Im a guy who was contacted by a beautiful woman who claimed to be from Slovakia but lived in the us for 15 years.She had the usual story a dead mother and father both from a crash We quickly fell in love wanted to start a family.we talked on YH messager for hours she ask for some money here and there.About 600 so far i didn't mind it i liked doing things for her than a red flag all of a sudden she had to go to Nigeria to settle something her father setup in his will.Now shes stuck there with no way home shes asking me for thousands of dollars to help with the flight.And to pay the bank so she can collect her inheritance which is 250,000 the tax for the bank is 30,000.Get this this bank only deals in cash what bank does that she promises that its our money but my story the same as alot of people here she claims shes in Lagos,Oyo,Nigera.
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    hello my name are edward and i com from holland i whant to now or some whane here from diana larry se life in niggeria i sent there monney that se whant me whant com now whant se 500euro for there paspoort that much se pick up in abjua or somthing and that it 2 weeks much wait for the flight
    i dont trust it whant se have me al 6 times wait here up schiphol
    whe co tommorow to the cops maby se can help me se have al an lot of peopel steel of monney maby under dwang whant here paspoort dont have se
    i hope to here somthing
    my email are edwardnieuwenhuyse@hotmail.com
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    AND A MONTH LATER LUIS IS AT IT AGAIN FROM LONDON SAME STORY CHECK AND ALL
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    @foxthree

    Hi, your story is very similar to a guy who was strying to scam me online. What was her yahoo ID or email address? if you don't mind tell me and I will do a cross check if hers is linked with this guy, it could be the same person who was trying to scam you and me. Cheers

    misssaigon
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    WOW!!! I had the same story told to me as well the guy was supposed to be coming to Miami Fl and pay me the money back. He wanted to show me a copy of his check. I never care to see it because I wouldn't believe it any way. Met him on a website called pof and the next day he was already in love with me. Same story asking for money and that he was from Spain and all but doing a job in London with the Berkel company same that you mentioned....Thank God I had the feeling that there was something not clear about all the lies.

    Please take care of your self. Don't trust no matter how good it sounds.
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    has anyone had any encouters with Michael Phillips? uses the email mikky_phils@yahoo.com. claims that he is from Monroe, Ohio and went to Lagos, Nigeria as a buyer of antiques, gold, leather and whatever other goods that he can buy and resell in USA.I met him on my yearbook. He is an real attractive middle aged man. He talked a big talk by writing nice long emails to me and telling me all the right things. Even wrote nice love poems. Then we began talking on yahoo messenger and then my text messages and on the phone. He claims that he is from Switzerland and that both his parents had died in a car accident 8 years ago together. He is suposed to be an only child. We talked for a few weeks and then he suddenly gotten sick, even had a fake doctor call me and speak to me about it says it was mylira ( the mosiquito disease) and would have to be in the hospital for a week and that it would cost $500.00 usd or he will die from the sickness. So I did some research and had no reason not to believe him. He gave me his address here in the states which checked out to be true.I had my sister in law call the neighbor (which I got through white pages.com) and he described the picture that I had of Michael. So I sent him the money thinking he was legit. Oh yeah, I even googled and called the hospital to check and see if he was there and his conidition but I could never get through. It kept saying giving me some message. Not really thinking too much about it cause I known the telephone lines there are bad. Well the day that he gets suposedly released from the hospital the hotel that he was staying at was going to kick him out due to non payment but he was able to talk to the manager and get to stay. I called the hotel even too. A week goes by and the owner of the hotel comes in and says that Michael has to pay $700 usd for his stay and food or he will call the police and took his passport. The owner would not release his passport until he paid his debt. Ok fool again I sent him the money. Ok now he is so greatful and I am his "Angel of Mercy" as he keeps saying. So time to book his flight back to the USA and he says that he only flies with KLM. So i looked them up and it is a legitmate airline that flies out of Lagos, Nigeria. In the menst of all this, he is wanting me to marry him so we can be together forever and that no one can take me away from him. Well now it was time that he needed money for a flight ticket home that was another $1500.00. he promised that he would pay me back the day that he got off the airline as long as the bank was open. I checked out all of his stories and found truth in all them so why wouldnt I believe him now? So yes, I sent him the money for the airline. He called me and texted me when he was suposedly on his way to the airport which was a 30 minute drive from the hotel. Well hours past and I havent heard from Michael of his flight scedule so I called the hotel and the lady said that he had checked out of the hotel early morning, which made sense since he wanted to travel during the day because he was afraid of the citizens mugging him of traveling at night. I tried calling him several times and his phone was powered off so I figured he was on his way to the states. Well the next day when I still havent heard from him,I just let it go figuring it was a 18 hour flight with 2 lay overs. Until around noon when I recieved a text message from a nigerian phone number stating for me to check my mail that it is urgant. so i checked my email just as the text asked me to do and here is what I had found:

    From: Idris Abdullahi <get2idris45@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Urgent response
    To: xxxxxxxxxxx
    Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012, 12:51 AM


    Good day madam,


    My name is idris abdullah and there is a man here in my custody kiddnaped by my gang and his name is michael philips.madam if you want him alive,it will be better you keep this to yourself and dont try to inform anybody becuase if you do that then his life is gone. all what you have to do is to corporate with us and you will see him.there is alot of problem here in our country and i dont care about anything that might happen to him if you dont corporate with us.when you were calling his phone and texting him he was with us.he will not be allowed to pick your calls for now but you can always mail us here and we will reply back to you.madam reply this mail and tell us what you want and we will tell you our demand.remember do not inform either police or fbi because you will loose him finally.you have the hope of seeing me alive if you coporate with us.
    Thanks.


    ok now I have had enough and finally realized that this was nothing but a big scam.. even though my heart is not wanting to believe it.
    I reported this to the fbi internet crime team. I have all the emails and texts , phone records and yahoo messenger messages from the day one. I know that I was silly for believe it to begin with but I did my homework ( at least I thought that I did) I couldnt find his name anywhere on an websites even the sites that I paid for. I doubled checked on all his stories and they all were looking true. How did the neighbor that was plainly American describe the picture that I had? I just all seemed to be true. I am such a fool.
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    I am actually talking with Luis now! Similar story.... He's in London, Spanish mom (sick with Cancer), deseased father. Hasnt asked for anything, just coming on REALLY strong. True Love, etc... RED FLAG!!!
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    luis johnson .. .....l_johnson212@yahoo,com..
    same sad story about his parents and that he is in london.... stranded . cant pay for lodge. send money please.
    me IM me all the time on Yahoo and calls me alot 4 times today from a "unknown" number..
    Hes laying it on very thick...
    Hes in love with me and im the only one for him.
    He wants to do everything to make me happy .
    Hes here to please me.. blahhh.. blahhhh.blahhhh..

    hes on match.com ladies ... watch out... profile name.. lovelovelove35 his picture is of a handsome spanish man.
    he took his profile off right after talking to me..

    i talked to him alot .. sweet accent.. its to bad.. that he does this to women that did nothing to deserve that.

    good luck ladies.. be careful.. always look out for each other.. thanks for all the posts about luis bcs i had no idea
    he was such a jerk.
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