i cant belive this is true, but it has happened to me and my friends. there is another scam where they try to send you a check and cash it and send them the money. my friend tryef to cash the check with plans of keepin the money, and a check cashing place said it was a fraudulent check. if you have a bank account they might cash the fake check but it will end up costing you double. and the bitch that tryed the check thing was from nigeria. watch out
Captnlar@comcast.net from United States
firstname.lastname@example.org Is what she claims her name is! So many pictures of her are above. A real GOD FEARING woman!!!! Her hotel manager has taken her passport for the money she owes and no one will cash her money orders!! And the embassy has been closed because of a bomb scare! Please!!!!!!!!! the embassy NEVER closes. Lets pull the plug on all these divas
email@example.com from United States
here are some letters she wrote me: Dear James, I am just laying here, looking at your pictures, wishing for the day you and I meet, hoping and praying to God that our lord brings us together expediently.
I sit here pondering what life will be with you beside me. Sharing our thoughts and ideas towards what the future holds. You and I are hundreds of miles apart. Yet I feel as if you are here right beside me watching me as I write this letter. Your passion spans distances unforeseen by the naked eye, reaching me in ways I never thought possible. Your spirit soars above me, watching over me like a protective angel. Your heart beats in unison with mine growing stronger and with fuller life with each passing moment.James, I know I have made the right choice in proclaiming my feelings for you. I have no fears and no regrets and I live for the day we are together for the first time. I owe you an apology also for questioning you. I promise you, I will not question your intentions any more. You have proven to me the type of a man you are for me is stronger and greater than distances never reached.
James, I open my heart to you. I ask that you take my heart and treat it as if it is your own.
Each night before I sleep i think about you . As I rest my head on my pillow a smile seeps through my soul, knowing that you, and you alone have made me whole.Without you I would simply be surviving, but with you I am living life to the fullest. Because of your love my spirit has been rejuvenated.The simplest pleasures in life bring me so much joy that it is hard to find the words to describe them. A walk in the park becomes a reality based metaphor... it is our journey together hand in hand forever more.Even in our moods, regardless of the irritations of daily life we manage to make each other laugh. . Our banter that may seem odd to others makes us giggle to no end. The difference between you and I are very few, yet they are there. But we accept those differences, embracing them because they are part of something we love about one another.It isn't about looks, nor money but the simplicity in life that we find so attractive. Knowing we could survive anywhere as long as we were together.Love is not a job, love simply is. Unconditional love is what I offer you, and with you I receive the same. You are my heart of hearts, my soul mate, friend, lover and partner for life.I will love you forever and a day. Thank you for being there, loving me and knowing what my true heart wants.
Baby, I am forever devoted to our relationship together. James, you are with every touch everything I have ever wanted. Each and every day I sit and wonder just how all of this came about. We were just carrying on with our lives when all of a sudden it happened; we fell helplessly in love with each other.
I still remember the first day you entered my life, I knew right then that there was certainly something special about you, what I didn't completely know yet was that you were the man who would turn my world inside out. I can't wait until we are able to spend each and every moment together. I can't live without my precious James.
Thank you for making all of my dreams come true, Baby, you have meant more to me than anyone ever will. I love you because you are the only person who can make me smile when I am having the worst day. I love you because in your eyes I see a man who will Love me more than anyone no matter what. I love you because you will do anything to keep me safe without even thinking twice. I love you most of all because you are my one and only, my soul mate. We belong together, Baby, and I couldn't be any happier. I love you with every breath I take, and every beat of my heart (and when I am standing next to you that is too many beats). And i can't wait to be with you,I Love you James.Your Lover,Julie.
from New Zealand
This is the one I got with the same Western Union receivers name, ALEX MARK. Has also sent multiple stolen pictures of the same girl and claims to be an Australian. I must say his use of colloquial English isn't bad compared to some of the others I have seen.
I am very happy to hear from you again and most especially for your kind gesture towards getting me outta the shit i got myself into,i'll really like to meet and seetle down with a loving and caring man, What i want you to do to get me outa here now is help me send the sum of $450usd to settle my bills with the hotel so i can get back my ticket from them and get home,It aint about the money but about my heart.I have been through alot in my life talking about relatiosnhip and cuz am a family oriented girl,I really wanna settle down and have a wonderful home to call mine,a loving husband and blessed kids.I really wanna meet someone like you cause you seem a nice and caring man.,this is the hotel information you need to send the money through western union money transfer to this infos below.
Reciever's name:- Alex Mark
Text question:- My Colour
Text answer:- White
After sending the money i want you to email me the westernunion infos,ur full name and address and as well as ur phone number.I also wanna know the name of the airport closer to you so i can change my ticket Destination , So when i get to the airport i can give you a call so that you can come and pick me up.Honey try as much as possible to send the money so that i can come to you asap. I will be looking forward to hear from you again.
Babe here's more details about the hotel..
Hotel name:-GREEN LAND HOTEL & SIUTES
The manager name:- Mr Alex
Tell him that U are contacting on behalf of Debbie Scott in room 025 that you wanna help me with the hotel bill...Mac i'm counting on you..Pls dont let me down..I will be looking forward to hear from U Soonest..!!!
from United States
Here's the latest scam by this person to date, I spoke with whomever on Yahoo Messenger? Posing as a woman named Linda Mary. Here's the dating site link.
Also using the email address, ((firstname.lastname@example.org))
Lastly, I included the photo that almost had me... lol???
anonymous from United States
Here is the emails from a lady that said she was trapped in Nigeria by her boyfriend:
I will tell you more about myself. Well to start off my name is Angelia, you should have figured that out by now. I was born and raised in Moldova by an Irish father to a Moldovan mother. My mother died when I was three years old, I don't really know her that well. My dad passed away in 2005 so you won't have a chance to meet him in person, yet you'll see his influence in my heart. I came to the US in 2007; I speak fluent English and my native language. Although my spelling is terrible. I like the fact that you are straightforward about the fact that you are looking for a serious relationship. So many men feel like they have to be in the 'I'm not looking for anything serious' mode, because they think that's what women want to hear. Thanks for taking a chance and just showing who you are. So I should probably tell you a little more about me. I consider myself to be very simple. I believe that men needs to be treated with respect and as a equal partner in a relationship, but all I seem to find is the ones that does not know how to respond to that or is untrusting to it. I feel like u should treat somebody with respect and like they are a person not a piece of meat or whatever. I am the type of person who wants somebody to feel wanted not just as a trophy. I am a very affectionate person and I love to cuddle, I like to show somebody how I feel not just telling them. I love to be close to somebody whether it is in the bed on the couch or wherever. I guess my dreams would be is to be happy and have a family my goals in life I want to go into business for my self one day but that will be a while from now. I guess I want to work on my love life and be happy first. I have always wanted a child of my own and to have a family, but I guess when the time is right it will happen. I like to play sports just as much as I do watching them. Most of all i like to spend time with who I am with, and cuddle up and watch a movie. It is my opinion that we all want the same thing in regards to a partner, and that most of us either do not know how or is scared to and sabotage themselves from getting it. Ok, I like the outdoors, but I don't care about hunting or fishing, well I will fish with an un-baited hook if it means I will get to spend some time with someone I care about. There are a lot of things I like doing as in dancing, cooking, camping, etc. My ultimate goal and what I think would make me happy is to get back on my feet and have a man by my side that I love and loves me, and children that I can raise and have fun with. I am very relationship oriented and I believe life is too short to waste.
When I am in a relationship I am committed, honest, and loyal. I think that falling in love is always a good thing, even if it doesn't work out. There is always something to learn from being with someone, and happy times and memories should be cherished. Friendship comes first for me. That is not to say I never get hurt because I do. I have been burnt so badly. My last relationship ended on a very sad note for me but I do not believe in regrets. I tell you this because I cannot predict the future. For some people a relationship has to be all or nothing...I don't feel that way.
It is obvious that I don't know how to keep a good man since I am 27 and never married, but I never in the past nor do I intend to intentionally hurt someone by cheating, mistreating, or abusing them. Ok, for my questions to you. What are some of your goals, hopes and dreams? How long have you been single? Do you have any brothers or sisters? Do you have any kids? If yes, How many? If there is something you want to say but you think you might be rambling or it is not important, it is ok, to me it is important. Well...I see I wrote a novel here, I am looking forward to getting to know you better. I guess I will go for now hope to hear from you soon.
That email you sent me was quite a response. You seem like you are very down to earth and laid back, and that is good. It's good to see you are affectionate and like showing your feelings. I am the same as well. I believe that partners are 100% equal in a relationship and both should be able to feel they can trust each other 100% at all times. I feel that any woman who ever disrespects a man is not a woman at all. I am affectionate also and I have no trouble showing it for the right man in public or private. I love to cuddle while watching a good movie, when were in bed, I love to hug and kiss my man at anytime and anywhere it could be a store, mall or just on a sidewalk. You are looking for long term, I am looking for something permanent :-) and I know it takes time and a lot of good effort to form a good relationship. I want a man to be my best friend at all times, my sweetheart, love of my life, my partner and my soul mate all wrapped up into one lovely man. I would be all of that for him and more, I would love him with all of my heart and have nothing but good feelings for him. He should be a very caring person, with a lot of good feelings, be honest, reliable, pleasant personality and have a sense of humor. You and I share the same requirements for a successful relationship. I want to say that anything can happen if a persons mind is set to it. It appears as if we are so much alike in our views. Your wants and desires for a relationship are the same as mine. I am at a point where I would like to start dating again. I am not one to play games with, nor do I like playing games with anyone. It's very childish and very immature. It's not cool playing with someone's mind, but people continue doing it with everyone. I have been single and looking for about some few weeks, you definitely are qualifying. My Last relationship ended some weeks ago. I wish we could meet right now for a cup or coffee or conversation but I am so far away from you at this time. I'm in Nigeria. I apologies for not disclosing my current location in my profile. I know you were under the impression that I am somewhere close to you. I have always been honest just not always upfront at times. You sound like someone I would love to get to know. In one or two messages to each other, I am starting to feel that I had known you for a very long time because you sound a lot like me. I wish I had met you under different circumstances. I have had my fair share of bad luck and mistakes in life. It is no use dwelling on them though because I can't change the past and the only thing I can do is deal with the challenges the best way I can and hope for things to get better in the future. I am stranded here as a result of my last relationship. I was burnt so badly and I'm trying to find my way back to America at this time. If you want to know more about my past relationship, ask and I will tell you. I am trying not to ramble here for you but I am looking for the 'One'. What does that mean to me? He is the person that you can't wait until he comes home from work so you can kiss him and sit down and relax in front of the TV or go out and spend an evening together. The person that just calls to see how your day is going but knows that it just got much better because you are talking to each other. He gives you a lift when you are down and can always make you laugh because you know each other so well. The person that can simply lay in bed with my head on his chest and our legs interlocked for hours and talk about what's on your mind. He is your best friend, your lover, your equal and if lucky your husband and father of your children. If I didn't scare you by being so serious and this sounds like something that would interest you then we could probably hit it off if you are up for it. I'm not afraid to go for it and this is what I want from life because I deserve the best. I am opening up to you because I read what you had to say and I think you could be the best. You have high standards and that's usually because you expect to get what you give from a relationship. This is at we have broken the ice and have found some very common grounds between us. I am opening up to you and being honest with you. Hoping you still continue writing. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Last email before I quit writing:
First of all, I would like to apologize for not disclosing my current location in my profile. I know you were under the impression that I am somewhere close to you. I have always been honest just not always upfront at times. I came to Nigeria with my boyfriend Dave. He invited me to Nigeria to meet his uncle. I agreed to come here with him because He was the only family I had left in this world. You heard that right, there is no such thing as a family for me. My mother died when I was Three and my father died in 2005. I am an only child. I know we all have to make sacrifices but it is wise to choose the headaches wisely. I was looking forward to a great outing here in Nigeria but Dave had a different plan for me. When we got to Nigeria, we stayed in a motel. I believe we had to stay at the motel because he didn't have any uncle in Nigeria. He brought me all the way from America to Nigeria just to make his way to South Africa. He stole my money and some of my baggages as well. I can't believe He would go a long way to hurt me just to find his way to South-Africa. All my life, I have waited for this thing called crazy love. I didn't feel it at the right time but I felt it for the wrong person at the wrong time. I'm heartbroken and left with nothing but expenses to pay at the motel. I have been stranded here for about 2 weeks now and I am trying to find my way back to the US. The management of the motel seized my return plane ticket to fly back to the USA . I can't come to America without my plane ticket.
You don't know what I have been through. I was thinking about my situation and how you would feel if you were in my position, I cannot imagine. Then it occurred to me that when Dave brought me to this motel in the first place, I'm sure he had to make reservations under his account/credit card. I ask the hotel manager to look up under Dave's account and charge to him, they said the reservation was made under our names so I have to be responsible for the expenses since Dave is no longer in the picture. I reported this to the police and hope that they do something about it but they said that they can't do anything about my situation. I went to churches and charity groups in search of help and they turned me down. They said they haven't received charities from the public for the past 4 months and thus, won't be able to help me. I'm alone, scared and feel like nobody is helping me. I'm in an unknown land where people speak native languages I don't understand. I came here on a visiting visa without a work permit. I can't get a job and how can I make up the debt Dave created for me? The management of the motel will not return my return ticket to fly back to the US to me if I don't pay the bills.
My story is the same as all the others. Never researched such things before until I started to realize that the man that I was dating online, things were just not right. Guess I knew it from the start, when he took supposely his son and went to Nigeria on vacation. I could not understand why anyone that could afford such a vacation would choose Nigeria. Then a couple weeks later, his funds were tied up, and he was stuck in Nigeria. Needing money. Son was upset and he needed things for his son. And wanted to come back to the states with a promise to marry me. He uses the name: Leonard Brown but picks up his money under the name of Walter De De. They are intelligent with answers to every question why they can or can't do things to help themselves and you are the only person in world that they can rely on. The pictures of a latino gentleman probably came from a partner scamming men. Including a picture of his adorable son. Wife died in a car accident so he is a widower and needs a wonderful person to help him raise his child. Even had the child supposedly email me. I was lucky to have realized that he was not what he said he was. And only lost a small amount of money to him. But his appetite for money was insatisable. Shpuld have known when I saw his primary email address that he popped up with once we left the chatting on the online dating service: Leonard_honestlover02@yahoo.com. Seems that a lot of them have a yahoo email address.
Wath out for scammers Emmauel richaards and David woodgate, they just stole 3800.0 from me via fraud checks.
email@example.com from West Hollywood, United States
She is a scammer for money all she want is you to send her money and then she say that she will come to you beware her name Blies, sandra, tracy, tiffani ...
anonymous from United States
****Lora Johnson' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fecha: Wed, 10 de Diciembre de 2008, 12:58 pm
Asunto: Saying I do.....I NEED Your HELP!!
what do you want me to say Dan I have been Trying to sale my laptop now to get The money and pay the Hotel Bills Befor friday and U know if i dont pay They will send me out and Collect some of My Properties to deduct my Money and I dont want that to happen That why i have been crying alll day and Night to get This soft okI am sorry and what do you mean I am In IBADAN WHERE IS THAT AND CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THAT LOCATION I AM IN LAGOS NIGERIA IF YOU CAN GET IT RIGHT PLEASE I CAN GIVE U THE MANAGER OF THE HOTEL PHONE NUMBER AND THE HOTEL ADDRESS AND YOU CONFIRM IT OK COS IF SEEMS U DONT TRUST LIKE THAT SO PLEASE IF U WNANA HELP LET SEE HOW IT GOES VERY EASY WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER U SEND JUST 250euro only needed ok pleaseAnd i know how ou feel me Asking you money just try and help me out Pleas i wll pay u back when I get to UNITED STATE OK
COS I CANT GET ACCES TO MY BANK I LOST ALL MY
i really need your supportmiércoles, 17 diciembre, 2008 7:22 AM
De: 'Nicole Jones' <email@example.com>
How are you doing this morning and i really hope all is fine with you and the family there,how is your work hope all is going fine and smooth with you.
i have been trying all my possible best to get intouch with you on phone and i was about to mail you before i got the mail you sent to me.
well i could still remember you but i tought you wont remember me anymore but i believe life is all about care and destiny cause i never believed that we are going to meet anymore.
let me tell you something you dont understand i dont have anybody presently with me and i believed all and every single thing you have been telling me.
i dont need your money or materials things but i swear to god who made me i sent all the money am having with me to my uncle back in the state cause he was diagnose of cancer and am the only one he could run to.
the money which i ask you is just for me to renew my passport and i could run the remaining fee and bill by myself......which is $325...just forme to renew my passport and i willforward it to you before i start making plans immediately about visa and ticket.
i will be looking forward to read from you soon as possible you read this mail so i can know what you feel about this preparation and tell me the name of the hotel you are booking down for me.
i will like you to think about this as soon as possible because 20th is closer.
WITH CARESAND LOVE
Here is the scam that was attempted to get pulled on me. Twenty-Seven year old Tracy Smith wanting to leave Nigeria to find a husband in the USA. They found me on Yahoo IM: TrueLoveTraceySmith........(tracey_smith38).
Also: firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
She called me once from this phone number: 234 702 967 9013
Poor thing needed $ 2,910.52 for her passport and airplane ticket to the US.
Here is some of the information I got off the scammer.
TRACY TOLU SMITH
VICTORIA ISLAND,LAGOS NIGERIA
5 7ft, 122lbs, blond hair, blue eyes
O.N.D Program ,Studying Mass communication.
Would like to Work in a MEDIA HOUSE~as Tv presenter,Newscaster
Graduated High School in 1998
ATTENDED POLYTENICE,,,,, And was Running an OND program
OND - ORDINARY NATIONAL DILOPMA
I attached some of the pictures she (or shall I say the scammers) sent. Even sent family pics. Oddly enough she could not afford a web cam.