A True Romance Scam

Without the victim a con-artist is nothing. The scam artist can do NOTHING without the full belief, faith and resources of the victim. The scammer’s source is the victim. If we remove the victim the scammer dies of starvation.


From The Victims Perspective
More important than the loss of money and time, you lost your hope in a dream of being with someone you thought you could finally connect with. For a short time there was no more loneliness. You took a risk with your heart and allowed yourself to believe in love. But you found out your love was for a false profile and a false identity created by a desperate person who is in a third world country on the other side of the world.

Why me? I was only trying to love, but instead I got betrayed by greedy, selfish people that only care for themselves.
Now who can I turn to? Who can I talk to? Anyone tell will just think I am a fool for giving money to a stranger online. No one will understand that.

These are the emotions of a victim of the romance scam.

eHarmony, match.com and other online dating sites claim to be the cause of 1 out of every 5 relationships. I believe it, but what goes unsaid is the larger percentage of scams there are on these sites. Romance scammers are people who get in close to you, get in a relationship with you than start asking for money. The hook is to make you care for them and their life, their situation. Then they take as much as they can from you. Their intention is NOT love, it is your money. So they probably have three or four “relationship” with people just like you. Their favorite is the one that gives the most cash.

Scam Warning Signs

Asks for money to see her on webcam?
Asks for money for education?
Asks for money for food or rent?
Asks for money for plane tickets or visas?
Asks for money for a medical emergency?
Professing love at first sight?
Multiple requests for Money?


Ho Chen Tung Scam

Ho Chen Tung scam

Dear Friend,

Thank you so much for your response to my email. It is only natural that you be a bit apprehensive haven received such a mail from somebody that you barely know. Therefore I would want to start by properly intimating you of who I really am. My name is Ho Chen Tung Foreign operations Hang Seng Bank Ltd. (Hong Kong). Moreover, I believe that you will be anxious to know the kind of business proposition that I have in stock for you. Well, I am soliciting your assistance to be able to transfer a huge amount of money US$21,300,000.00 from my bank that is lying idle with no one ever coming to lay claim to it. Before I go ahead let me tell you how the funds came into existence in the first place.

We had a client sometime ago by the name of Mr. Fayez Abdulaziz Abiri from Iraq and he was a member of the Iraqi forces and also a business man. He made a fixed numbered deposit with a value of US$18,796,000.00 only for 24 calendar months in my branch and this was before the USA and Iraq war.

When the 24 calendar months elapsed, we sent a notification to him so he will advice if still want to extend his term of deposit or not but we did not hear from him. After sometime we tried contacting him again and still there was no reply from him. As his banking officer, I decided to carry out my own investigation as to the where about of Mr. Fayez Abdulaziz Abiri only to find out Fayez Abdulaziz Abiri had died of Kidney infection at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil well was.

It is obvious that you would now want to ask if Mr. Abdulaziz Abiri did not have a next of kin. Interestingly, he did not leave a next of kin on his official document. In fact I asked him some time ago if he was sure that he will not want to include a next of kin in our record and he told me that none of his relative is aware of the account and he wish that it remain so. And to date this money has accumulated interest. Therefore, nineteen million five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. However, according to the laws of my country at the expiration of six {6} years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Fayez Abdulaziz Abiri so that you will be able to receive his funds.

If you are interested in doing this business with me, please go ahead and contact me again with you full names, contact address and telephone numbers. I want you to know that I have carefully planned out the modalities of this business and I will be intimating you of it upon confirmation that you are willing to move ahead with me. You will be made the next of kin thereby putting you the position to inherit this huge amount.

Finally, I need you to know that I have evaluated the risk involved in this deal and I guarantee that if you follow my instructions religiously, it will be hazard free. As far as I am concerned it is worth undertaking and I implore you to come along with me because the reward will be great for both of us.

I anticipate hearing from you again soon and I hope it will be positive because I really want us to work together as partners in harnessing this once in a life time opportunity.

Ho Chen Tung.


email scam




I received your mail and the information. The information is correct with the one before me on my desk. Your ATM Card shall be taking to the company in charge of delivering your ATM Card for official registration and finally dispatched for onward delivery. Note that the limit of daily withdrawal is $2,500 till you withdraw the total sum of 7.5 Million US Dollars loaded in the ATM Card, the PIN Number will be released to you immediately your card is registered. Find attached the copy of your ATM Card.

Based on the successful verification of your data, you are to pay a delivery fee of $220 upon the confirmation of reciept of payment your ATM Card will be dully registered and delivered to you within 48 hours.

Below is the payment information:

Receivers Name: John Okafor

Destination: Lagos Nigeria

Amount: $220

Text Question: Urgent?

Ans: Yes

Expecting your quick response.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Adams Philip
ATM Account Officer
Foreign Payment Due Process Unit
+234 813 050 1106

— On Tue, 6/15/10, ATM CARD OFFICE wrote:

Subject: Your ATM Visa Card Is Ready For Pick Up
To: atm@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, 15 June, 2010, 7:22 PM

Instruction has been given by the Office of the Presidency and United Nations (UN) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to transfer Your funds through International ATM Debit Card valued at Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($7,500, 000.00) being compensation funds from the World Bank as detected on our data base which you can use it in near cash point,shopping mall or banking hall.

You can withdraw money from your International ATM Debit Card from any ATM MACHINE location or center of your choice nearest to you, in any part of the world. You are advise to reconfirm your address with your mobile/cell phone number included, where Diplomatic Courier service will dispatch your ATM Card to you within 48hrs.

Yours Faithfully,

Mr.Adams Philip
ATM Account Officer
Foreign Payment Due Process Unit

this email was sent to me thanks

FBI lottery *scam

*SCAM I don’t believe the FBI would help anyone reclaim lottery winnings. LOL

FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

REF: US/28028/8A28/11



This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $800,000.00 USD. from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier’s Check.

Normally, it will take up to 10 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local banks. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $800,000.00 USD. has been deposited with Bank Of America.

We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited at Bank Of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following –

Deposit Fee’s (Fee’s paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is – Bank of America)
Cashier’s Check Conversion Fee (Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier’s Check)
The total amount for everything is $250.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty USD.) We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $250.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited at Bank Of America and cannot be accessed by anyone except the legal owner (you), the winner; therefore you will be required to pay the required fee’s to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram.

In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge (WAYNE KING) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:


E-MAIL ADDRESS: agent.w.king001@gala.net

You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:

You will also be required to request Western Union details on how to send the required $250.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $800,000.00 USD via Certified Cashier’s Check drawn from Bank of America, and also include the following Fund Reference Identification : EA2948-910.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $250.00 ONLY to Mr. WAYNE KING via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $800,000.00 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).

Please find below an authorized signature which has been signed by the FBI Public Affairs Director – Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller
Public Affairs Director – FBI. NSB SEAL ABOVE


NOTE: In order to ensure rapid response for the Fund won, contact Mr. WAYNE KING as soon as possible providing the required information needed from you above

West Africa Transferred Funds *scam FBI DEPARTMENT


From: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dept: Anti-Terrorist & Monetary Crimes Division
Office: Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Address: J. Edgar Hoover Building 93 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001


This is to officially inform you that a foreign bank from West Africa have transferred funds worth Millions of United States Dollars with your name as the beneficiary. This foreign bank knows that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment from their location to your account and therefore they used what is known as Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) to do this transfer and they are currently awaiting a confirmation from you for final crediting to your account. Secret diplomatic payments are not made unless the funds are related to terrorist activities, so if you are not intending to finance terrorism and your transaction is legitimate, why then did you agree to receive these funds through this means that was used instead of a direct transfer to your account?

Our findings shows that this method of transfer was used in the past to finance terrorist acts, so there is need to correct this problem now to avoid you getting into trouble when the funds reflects in your account. Under the United Nations monetary rules it is our duty as a world wide commission to correct this little problem before this fund will be credited into your personal account. Due to the increased difficulty and security measures set up by the United States for the transfer of funds from foreign banks, the FBI foreign bank commission have stopped the transfer on its way to debit your reserve account and pay you through a secured diplomatic transit account (s.d.t.a) We govern and oversee funds transfer for the World Bank and the rest of the world.
We have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper Verifications and proof from you in order to ensure that the money you are about to receive is clean and legal . The funds are right here in United State in your name, but the bank has been instructed not to release the funds to anybody until we have finalized our investigations. Note that the funds will not be credited into your personal account until the needed document is provided.

Your duty is to proof to us that the funds you are about to receive is a clean and the only way to proof that is by sending us this Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST). You are to forward this document to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you don’t have it let us know so that we will direct you to where you will obtain it so that your funds can be released. This document is to be issued to you from the location of the foreign bank to effect your funds transfer.

The Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer (DIST) often referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet, is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. This Condition is Valid until 3 days after which the funds shall be confiscated and legal action will be taken against you. Guarantee: Funds will be released upon confirmation of the DIST document.


Final Instruction;
1. Credit payment instruction: irrevocable credit guarantee.
2. Beneficiary has full power when validation is cleared.
3. Beneficiaries bank in can only release funds.
4. Upon confirmation from the world bank / united nations.
5. Bearers must clear bank protocol and validation request.


NOTE: We have requested for the DIST document to make available the most complete and update records possible for the enhancement of public safety, welfare and security of Society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy rights. If you fail to provide the Document to us, we will charge you with the financial crimes. The United Nations Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own Record for review. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS) Division processes these requests to check illegal activities.

FBI Director.