Other Comments: she got me for a lot we talk for over a year on webcam and voice chat she sent me things.she had friends send me money to send to her and I did.I lost over 7500.00 too.Just watch out for her she not on here I looked she has profiles on Myspace,Facebook and more she had me set up a website for her to to try and sell her art work.
curt scammed me for about 11,000 canadian dollar,his email address is email@example.com,please beware of him,hes is bg time scammer,i hope canadian gorverment can do somethng important and fast about him..he live in thunder bay,canada.
Hi, Please also be aware of firstname.lastname@example.org and she said her real name was Sesi. She has taken me for thousands. People be aware.
She is using photos of Kourtney Kardashian as her attachments
007 from United Kingdom
Probably too late here to advise, BUT DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY WHATEVER!!
Tell 'yer mates the same and pass the word round sharpish!!
Good news does not arrive often, but occasionally, they do arrive...
SERGEY GORBUNOV, LEADER OF ONE OF LARGEST GROUPS OF RUSSIAN DATING SCAMMERS, ARRESTED IN YOSHKAR-OLA
by Elena Garrett
October 25, 2009
Several Russian media sources have reported that the Mari El Republic branch of the Federal Security Service of Russian Federation (UFSB RF of Mari El Republic) has identified and apprehended 'the boss' of one of larger dating-scam groups in Mari El Republic.
According to the official sources cited by Russian news organizations KomiNarod, MariEl MK, and Federal News Information Center, the arrest of Sergey Gorbunov, a 43 years old Yoshkar-Ola businessman, was the culmination of an extensive investigation that some news media have called 'unprecedented' in its scope.
In July of 2006, the Mari El UFSB began looking into the activities of what they believed to be an organized Internet scam group. Their investigation quickly revealed a large-scale online dating scam operation. After the group was placed under surveillance, law enforcement agents uncovered that the group was renting almost a dozen apartments in Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of Mari El Republic, and in Medvedevo, a suburb of Yoshkar-Ola.
In September of 2006, the Mari El police were ready to make their move. They coordinated a sequence of near-simultaneous raids on 10 of the apartments that were believed to be used by the group. Russian TV channel 'Russia' did a special on Mari El scammers ('Black Brides' episode of a popular program 'Honest Detective' by Eduard Petrov). In the program, some of the official police footage of the arrest and interrogations was shown to the public.
For example, the official footage shows police officers forcing their way into the apartments used by the scammers through balconies and windows. The footage made inside the apartments allows a rare glimpse at the office-like environment of those scam mini-factories: rows of computers are set up on cheap tables, food and drinks are sitting open next to the keyboards, notebooks for record keeping and cell phones are laying around.
As a result of the raids, over 100 people, mostly young males ages 18 to 35, were placed under arrest, and about 50 computers and many of the financial records were seized.
Most of the scammers arrested that day turned out to be in the lower chain of command, and not exactly the hardened criminals most people would imagine. Primarily students from local colleges and universities, their job was the daily task of correspondence with numerous prospective victims. Their work schedule was arranged in 8 hour shifts with 3 shifts per day, and the 'writing workhorses' of this scam group were receiving on average 10-15% of the money taken in, or about $500-$800 per month. Few denied their involvement in the scam, and most agreed to cooperate with police.
The records seized during the raid showed that the group had been operating since 2003 or 2004, and by the time of the raid the total average monthly income of the group approached $300,000. The approximate count of all the group's participants was around 500 people.
Several of the group's 'managers' were arrested that day, as well. Although still young, most in their mid to late 20s, the 'managers' were more likely to have prior criminal histories. But none of the arrestees could be identified as the group's top leader. Thus, the investigators started a long process of sifting through clues in order to get an idea of who the invisible hand behind the group's activities might be. All of the arrestees were questioned and released, but surveillance of the group members continued.
Not long after the raid, the group started to show signs of activity again. New apartments were rented, new computer equipment was bought, and some of the old 'employees' returned to work. The authorities had little choice but to halt the group's work once again. In July of 2007, less than 10 months after the first raid, a second raid was conducted. This time the sanctions for group participants were more severe, and those who were identified as key members of the group were placed in pre-trial detention. But even the second raid provided few additional clues as to the identity of the group's mastermind.
It was almost a year after that second raid before police investigators were able to piece together enough clues to identify the main beneficiary of the funds that the group had collected from unsuspecting foreigners over the years.
In August of 2008, authorities finally filed charges against the person believed to be the mastermind behind the operation of the group: Sergey Gorbunov, a local resident who officially had no other source of income but his job as an assistant director of 'PolymerSythez,' a small manufacturing company based in Yoshkar-Ola. It is not clear whether Sergey Gorbunov actually performed any official duties at 'PolymerSythez.' The investigators believe that his work for the company might have been used primarily to justify his significant income. According to Mari El MK, at the time of the arrest Sergey Gorbunov was the owner of two luxury cars, complete with a personal driver, and of an apartment in one of the most prestigious residential developments of Kazan, a large and prosperous city not far from Yoshkar-Ola, with a view on the Kremlin of the Tatarstan Republic. His elderly mother owned three real estate properties in Yoshkar-Ola, as well.
Gorbunov was charged with fraud under Section 4 Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russian Federation (Major Fraud - fraud performed by an organized criminal group or fraud involving an especially large amount of money), which carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years of incarceration plus fines. In the case against Gorbunov and his group members, authorities allege 750 victims and over 2 million dollars worth of profit. The municipal court of Yoshkar-Ola issued a warrant for his arrest, and he was placed in pre-trial detention. According to official sources, Gorbunov insists he is innocent. At this time it is not known whether he has a lawyer.
While looking for evidence of his role in the criminal group, in March of 2009 police investigators unexpectedly came upon a number of weapons. Some were buried in a field near the village Velikopolie in Mari El and others hidden in garages in Yoshkar-Ola. The seized weapons included handguns and hand grenades, and a search of one of the apartments owned by Gorbunov's mother turned up some large-caliber ammunition. A new criminal case was opened to determine whether police can tie Gorbunov to the seized weapons. Additional charges against Sergey Gorbunov are likely.
Hi, Just thought Id mention that I contacted Myspace and Facebook. Myspace are great and said they will communicate with the Police regarding my matter. People don't forget to report to your local authorities. My money is gone but heres hope they catch these people and maybe we might see our money again one day.
I meet her about a month ago and we talked about everyday.After about 2 weeks she give me a phone number it was a Nigeria cell phone.I ask her what that was about when she said at first She was IN the USA.She never said anything about 2 days later someone told me about a website for tracing cell phones and ip addresses online I check it out. It was true I found the site did everything and then sent her cell a link as a text messages and sent one to her email. Both links show her NOt in Nigeria but in Holland after that I have not heard from her.the link give me her real name and her address it was a house too that was owned by her and her hubby.And the cell phone was in a diffence name all together.But the day after I sent her both links and I did not hear from her I checked with a friend that works for the FBI he look up everything to and found out alot in just seconds.She did ask for money to I did send her just 200.00 after I talk to the friend he told me to call western union about her to so I did the Person told me she been getting alot of money from alot of people and they were thinking something was up but no one called it in so they put her name on the do not send money to so I hope that will help the next person out when she uses Whesu Sesi to have money send to because she can no longer get anything with that name or with Roberta Sesi and she can never use western Union for anything they told me they will turn everything over to the cops too and send everything to money gram so money gram can do something too.
but if anyone hears from here post something here right away here some of here emails
latest pics of whesu sesi? contacted on yahoo personals, in west africa. Coincidence?
email@example.com from Bremen, Germany
I met a girl named Sesi Whesu on AdultFriend Finder (UK: passion.com) who claimed to live in Berlin and to be with her family in London for the Christmas season. After some chatting she asked me to watch the site of First Community Bank and gave me the ID and password (a totally stranger to her). I viewed a bank account of more than 1 million Dollars and she told me, this money was sent to her by the lawyers of her recently died father as the rest of his company's property. She can use the money only when she is married and now she looks for an honest and trusty man who marries her (and pays the taxes and charges for sure...). I believe this is a new scam I didn't hear of before. I hope this helps others...
Listen up guys... this is an interesting read outlines Nigeria's hotbed activity and a typical scammer interview. Take heed !
Online scams create 'Yahoo! millionaires'
In Lagos, where scamming is an art, the quickest path to wealth for the cyber-generation runs through a computer screen.
By Leonard Lawal, FORTUNE
(FORTUNE Magazine) - Akin is, like many things in cyberspace, an alias. In real life he's 18. He wears Adidas sneakers, a Rolex Submariner watch, and a kilo of gold around his neck.
Akin, who lives in Lagos, is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs that has emerged in this city of 15 million, Nigeria's largest. His mother makes $30 a month as a cleaner, his father about the same hustling at bus stations. But Akin has made it big working long days at Internet cafes and is now the main provider for his family and legions of relatives.
Call him a 'Yahoo! millionaire.'
Akin buys things online - laptops, BlackBerries, cameras, flat-screen TVs - using stolen credit cards and aliases. He has the loot shipped via FedEx or DHL to safe houses in Europe, where it is received by friends, then shipped on to Lagos to be sold on the black market. (He figures Americans are too smart to sell a camera on eBay to a buyer with an address in Nigeria.)
Akin's main office is an Internet cafe in the Ikeja section of Lagos. He spends up to ten hours a day there, seven days a week, huddled over one of 50 computers, working his scams.
And he's not alone: The cafe is crowded most of the time with other teenagers, like Akin, working for a 'chairman' who buys the computer time and hires them to extract e-mail addresses and credit card information from the thin air of cyberspace. Akin's chairman, who is computer illiterate, gets a 60 percent cut and reserves another 20 percent to pay off law enforcement officials who come around or teachers who complain when the boys cut school. That still puts plenty of cash in Akin's pocket.
A sign at the door of the cafe reads, WE DO NOT TOLERATE SCAMS IN THIS PLACE. DO NOT USE E-MAIL EXTRACTORS OR SEND MULTIPLE MAILS OR HACK CREDIT CARDS. YOU WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE POLICE. NO 419 ACTIVITY IN THIS CAFE. The sign is a joke; 419 activity, which refers to the section of the Nigerian law dealing with obtaining things by trickery, is a national pastime. There are no coherent laws relating to internet scams, the police are mostly computer illiterate, and penalties for financial crimes are rarely enforced
'What do you want me to do?' Akin asks in pidgin English, explaining why he turned to a life of Internet crime. 'It is my God-given talent. Our politicians, they do their own; me, I'm doing my own. I feed my family - my sister, my mother, my popsie. Man must survive.'
The scams perpetrated by Akin and his comrades are many and varied: Moneygram interceptions, Western Union hijackings, check laundering, identity theft, and outright begging, with tall tales of dying relatives and large sums of money in search of safe haven. One popular online fraud often practiced by women (or boys pretending to be women) involves separating lonely men from their money.
Attempts to speak to government officials about Internet crime were futile. They all claimed ignorance of such scams; some laughed it off as Western propaganda.
Some officials, who asked not be identified, said young people are drawn to Internet crime as a way of getting back at a society that has no plans for them. Others see it as a form of reparation for the sins of the West.
Or as Akin puts it, 'White people are too gullible. They are rich, and whatever I gyp them out of is small change to them.'