Romance Scam

by Bruce Brown | 60 Comments

From Russian brides to Nigerian date scams, romance scams are rampant on the Internet.

Avoid these scams by being suspicious. Don’t allow your desire to find that special someone to cloud your judgement. They will promise you the world and say whatever it takes to keep your interest.

This is how I think of the Internet: There are billions of people on the Internet. You have a great chance of meeting someone especially for you somewhere in the world. With 7 billion human beings 3.5 billion being the gender of your choice there are likely more than a dozen perfect fits for you. Its true, but for every one of your soul mates that has put their bios on Internet, there are a thousand false profiles pretending to be that perfect someone.

Romance scams are especially vicious because they are reach for your wallet/bank account through your heart. Once they have you hooked they are after your money.

ONLINE DATING SCAM TACTICS:

Step 1) Take the Bait

You meet someone on a dating site (Adult Friend Finder, Match, okcupid, etc). This person has posted a picture of themselves and they are gorgeous!
Their profiles says something like:

I am a caring ,loving, honest, respectful and i believe in god and real people to hop to meet meet my real love here

There profile seems perfect. They sounds sweet, loving and caring. Their picture (if they have one) looks incredible. They seem to live pretty close.

What’s really going on? More than likely it is some ugly dude from a third world country who just learned to use a computer. They found a hot picture and posted it on the dating site. They are the exact opposite of what ever they said on their profile: they are uncaring, dishonest and don’t respect anyone… not even themselves.

Step 2) The Out of Country Story

You send them a message. They reply and tell you that they’d rather talk to you on email (usually hotmail or yahoo). They then proceed to tell you that they are currently in another country (Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, England), but they have some sort of connection to the states in your local area. They’ll say they’re relatives are there or they do business their and they’d love to meet you sometime.

What’s really going on? They really are outside of whatever country you are (usually Nigeria, Ghana, West Africa – this is one of the top scams in that region).

Step 3) Relationship Deception

What they do next is get a steady relationship with you. They will send more pictures. They will want to know more about you so they can cater to your ego. They will tell you they love you, tell you how good you look, how great you are. Basically, anything get the relationship going.

What’s really going on? They are lying to you and 20 other people on 5 or 6 different dating sites.

Step 4) A Crisis: they Need Money

There are various lies they may use to get money. They will ask for cash to buy the ticket to come visit you or they will tell you a tragedy has occurred and they need your help maybe even with a promise to pay you back.

What’s really going on? They are attempting to take your money and spend it on bullshit.

Clues to Spot Dating Scams:

Pictures look too professional. Magazine quality photos should be a dead give away. If they send a series of pics and each one looks like a “model posed” photo shoot, be suspicious.
BAD GRAMMAR & SPELLING. They are typically not very well educated and it will sometimes come through loud the clear via very choppy English and slight stupid logic. Sometimes it is as bad as a 3rd grader (a dumb 3rd grader).
Western Africa. Be suspicious of ANYTHING from from Ghana, Mali and especially Nigeria.
Too much love, too fast. They will almost immediately start talking about “I love you”, “I miss you” – don’t be flattered… they don’t love you… trust me.

Disclaimer: Miracles do happen. Maybe you’ve just met a West African supermodel, with bad grammar, who has fallen madly in love with you in the course of two or three emails.

Conclusion:
I’ve dealt with these scammers on ebay, email, dating sites and in chat rooms and one thing I’ve noticed is that they are actually not very smart. They are just ruthless. They take advantage of people’s trust, kindness and generosity. They are not so much predators as they are parasites that jump from host to host. They feed on the infrastructure and wealth of Western Civilization and have nothing at all to contribute to humanity but ignorance and greed. The sad thing is that these few greedy, idiots are giving ALL West Africans a bad name on the Web and these nations (particularly Ghana & Nigeria) are among the richest nations in Africa with the greatest potential of having great success in any and all endeavors. Its a real shame.

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60 Comments on Romance Scam

  1. john reynolds
    March 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm (10 years ago)

    I was one of those stupid enough enough. Iam a lonely divorced guy, that is getting older, and more gulible too. I feel so dumb. I really knew that it was to perfect to be true. All that i really wanted was a chance at at loving relationship.I guess live and learn applies here for sure. I do believe as the bible states, you reap what you sow. Go god, justice is yours.

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  2. bb
    March 26, 2009 at 8:37 am (10 years ago)

    Thank God I didn’t fall prey to a man who calls himself Cliff Gray. I was suspicious right away, but decided to play along for some months. I then made up my own sob story to make him believe that no man would want me. Sure enough once that person read that story, he/she/it/demon/dog/con asked me for $500. Needless, to say, that person was a bit perturbed when I blew his whole con out of the water….lol. Clifford Gray also goes by William Annan so beware and be careful.

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    • rr25
      October 16, 2009 at 7:00 am (10 years ago)

      ok…this man contacted me also .cliffird gray from ghans and william annan saying his wife died and he needed money so he could come to the united states

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    • BLM
      November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am (2021 years ago)

      So did I bb. I ran into him first on Myspace and then on facebook. Poor dumb fool didn't realize that he/she was talking to the same person. I played along for several weeks until I got tired of his/her crap. He asked me for $500 to get some gold back to the states. I told him to sell the gold if he/she wanted to get back here, duh. I never heard from that fool again. LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Mike Irvan
    April 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm (10 years ago)

    has anyone received any messages from someone calling themselves "Judy Smith"? she had a profile on OKCupid, and 2 days after contacting me for the first time her profile was deleted. I asked her about that and she said because of spammers. she stated that she lives in arkansas but she was currently in africa in search of art…. but in her e-mails she just sounds too good to be true…

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    • geohound
      October 17, 2014 at 6:18 am (5 years ago)

      Judy Smith contacted me as well on fb she seemed nice she said she was in Africa studying African culture and the she said she loved me and this was like two days after meeting him/her So I pushed the brakes ans reversed imaged her pics and low and behold blueeyed cass.com…bull shit why can’t a chick like that just fall in love with me that fast….stay safe fellas

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  4. Phyee Micheye
    April 21, 2009 at 7:35 am (10 years ago)

    Hi, o what wicked deception looms on sites that one would think is secure! May the Lord have mercy on the victimizers that prey upon people such as you and I who in good faith, walking by faith, believe that the one God has designed for us could very well be on a dating website. Although the following has made me hugely cautious and knowledgeable of scams, I have not given up on internet dating sites altogether, because of successful marriages of some of my friends and the belief that “a seed of love could be planted and blossom into full bloom, if it is God’s destiny. By the way, I am a poet, writer and romantic who truly loves God, but because of how I write, several…no many scammers have tried in the past and present, to scam me, SUCCESSFULLY.

    In November of 2007, I signed on to a dating website for the first time. I soon found myself a potential victim of not one, but two scam artists working together simultaneously, two profiles, to see which one was strong enough, and looked good enough to retain my interest and carry out their devious plan of check fraud. “Chris Peek,” from Greece, is the main one used. A model’s pic, and crazy poetry, Swwet nothings, and two petnames, “Babe” and “sweetie”, One favorite expression,…”Woah” were frequently used, as well as old love songs, pictures and picture requests–they-the scammers need them to portray themselves on other sites–I hate to think how many countries, my face may be with someone else’s body attached. The scary part is porn sites may be used as well. After 6 days, Chris, declared all of his love and told me he was going on a business trip to Nigeria. On the 9th day he left, asked if I wanted to call him, gave me an out of the country phone number. He later asked to chat on Yahoo IM and being gullable still, I agreed. In that chat, after thinking, confidently that he’d gained my trust and heart….again after only 9 days…he told me that one of his biz partners had a check for him, wanted to know if I would accept it, and upon arrival in the US, he would come by my residence to retrieve it. By the way, I had not revealed the directions to my residence, but he may have found out my personal information at that time—please be cautious of what you put in your address and other profiles on websites.

    After I told him, I would not accept the check for him, he was very upset, quickly signed off, and I have not heard from him since that day. I blocked him from my profile, but have seen his pic and profile on other sites. I have not seen the other one, “Chris Smith”, Native American. in a lot longer because our communication ceased after the “real people” behind the fraud, saw that I had lost interest in him.

    After those incidents, I had a later experience with a scam “mastermind” who used a gadget, that would let him know anytime I was on and every keystroke on my computer, thus, passwords, files, were no longer secure. I let him know that I knew he was one, since he could not scam me that way, he decided to hack into personal files, but constantly sent fake profiles to me, while we were “dating” to see if one of them could scam me.

    Due to research on romances scams and my experiences I knew what kind of scripts and patterns to look for. Today, I am on a couple of Christian sites and they are full of fake profiles. I blocked or refused to respond to approx 200 profiles on one site alone, and now on another, there have been about 30 thus far within a month–The website is pretty secure, yet these people are there–but not as great. Most of them say they are catholic and a widow, and yes, have a tragic story, either mentioned in their first letter to you, or first chat session.

    There is one right now who was born in Accra, Ghana, who is trying to establish a relationship with me. His listed residence i Missouri. However, as I researched more , today, about romance scams from Ghana, I will say that I am treading very carefully. The best thing for us as Christians is to listen to the still, small voice inside of us. We have a discernment when something is not right. I heard that all thoughout the first incidence, but did not heed right away, yet the Holy Spirit is our guide…He will guide us into all truth.

    Thanks for reading my book, lol. I hope that something said here will assist you.

    Peace and Blessings!
    Phyee

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    • Delorah
      December 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm (9 years ago)

      Enter text right here! I have to agree with you! That little nudge. That still, small voice that somthing isn't right. Listen to your heart. When I was small I heard a sermon where the pastor made a quote-__"When in doubt- don't do it.". Trust me, that is a rule that you can safely live by. If you have any doubts at all about it, then don't go forward! It's another way that God is trying to tell us to stop & be careful!

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  5. linda
    April 26, 2009 at 5:39 am (10 years ago)

    Wie kent Mister Collines(clint)smith van liverpoll
    hij zegt een juwelierszaak te hebben
    please zo snel mogelijk aub….

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  6. Abba St. Germaine
    May 10, 2009 at 5:46 pm (10 years ago)

    How did you know that they had hacked into your computer and what did you do about it.

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  7. Jerit
    May 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm (10 years ago)

    I have been speeking to Judy Smith / Judy Care! WTF! She’s pretty hot though, lol. I do online sales and ran on to her profile on Okcupid.com. She looked damn good and we seemed to have allot in comman so I sent her a wink. She replied back but said she was going to delete her profile. She gave me her email address and said to contact her through there. I did……. Her reply to me seemed kinda like the scammers that try to scam me on my online sales stuff. She seemed to be a little too perfect and tell me exactly what I wanted to hear. That and only talking through email she seemed to come on a little strong. With the love B.S. and stuff.
    She hasn’t asked for money yet but I’m sure she will here soon. I’ve recieved an email simular in myspace.com.
    So….. If ya come across a super fine little brunnette names Judy Smith / Judy Care don’t get your hopes up, lol. I’m glad I googled her name and put a scam at the end. This site popped right up. Now I’m gonna send her a little bit of hate mail!
    Damn……. I can’t believe I waisted all that time going into detail about stuff…… What a dumbass….. Lol.

    Her email address is:
    judysmith8000@gmail.com

    If anyone has allot of extra time on their hands then take this email address and F*%*CK with her, eh.

    Later,
    JG

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    • Rick
      November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am (2021 years ago)

      Hi I have been getting the same staff from Judy Smith email staff.
      She is saying she is an Art Dealer who live's in Sydney and she is in Nigeria, she claim's to be there on business and saying that she is in love with me. She was on the Meet New People Site and said she liked my profile. She gave me her email address judysmith@gmail.com.

      Her picture was long dark hair, Caucasion and slim build, she asked me to pick her up from the Airport and gave me her Flight Details. She also said that she had $4000 worth of traveller's Cheques and that I coukd loan her some money around $675 she claimed she would pay me back as soon as she get's back. That sounded odd I have read all the Judy Smith storie's and he or she is out there trying to scam hard working people.

      Also her spelling and grammer is good, the person is a professional at it. I found her a little odd and she might say she is an Art Sculpturing dealer liveing in Sydney and her parent's died some rubbish and make up that she has fallen in love with you. So watch out for judysmith800@gmail.com

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  8. Patricia
    June 3, 2009 at 1:52 am (10 years ago)

    Hi got connected to a guy says he was Usa/german andlooked that way, seemd a real lovely guy had a bit of a rough time with divorce and the like, we started a thing and it carried on for months but with him havingto do contract work in Ghana on a gold contract ( he had explained his job previously )we were in constant contact by phone at the start to USA from Uk ( me Uk ) numbers shown on my account as USa. he went to do his contract telling me all about how he was waiting for this big one to come and the excitement of winning the so called contract, told me about the metings with the EXEC,s of the companywith them giving him FCO to see what was available for him to buy for his clients. THEN he ran into trouble !!! what with one things and another his son had an acident really awful ( got sent the pics of head injuries taken by doctors ( are they scammers to ) and yes I got duped into sending money for medical emergencies. as Ghana dont take medical insurance fromother countries, and only take cash for everything ( so basically he had parted with so much of his own cash and usage of credit cards not advisable in Ghana because of fraud, so YEs ” MUGGINS here kept sending the cash via western Union. He couldnt wait to get out of the F— country it was so corrupt was on his way back to see me guess what car accident on airport road, and 3 killed ( not him ) had bogus cop calling me telling me the dreadful news. I said he ought to report it to Us Embassy. asked him had he done it twice no he hadnt ( been too busy ) then I realised I had been scammed for all these months. But what facinates me is How do these people whose Identity these scammers steal How come they dont find out their identity is being scammed,, I am trying to trace someone to tell him just that but dont know how to do it… any TIPS please write with a way of letting soemone know that their pics are on the scammers pic list… and 4 at a time just different shots at different times Can anyone help. Please please please !!!!! from somoene who has lost a lot of money through ignorance and being kind hearted !!!!!

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  9. Patricia
    June 3, 2009 at 1:57 am (10 years ago)

    Read above last story dont know what they mean by mine being ” moderation) mine are the same size as othrs some bigger or smaller

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  10. Patricia
    June 3, 2009 at 2:06 am (10 years ago)

    Have a look at Scolfied Wilson only it its been spelt Scofield on there and with a lot of alias,s comes under Page14 ( of 82) on white men being scammed would love to trace him to tell him he is being used or am I just a dumb arse and just dont understand this,,,,,, surelt no Scammer is going to put thier own pics on a site ARE THEY surelt they have to be pinched but I have the same and more pics on my personal pc… and until just a week ago I thought this guy was the nicest and best thing since ” marmite and chese with granary bread and a cuppa tea !!!!!! ( LOve was definately in the ait anyone got any info to help me understand this C—–P!!!!! Have written to Embassy,s FBI and loads of people but got no replies as of yet…. Oh well we live and let live and never allow it to happen again so I say….

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  11. Patricia
    June 3, 2009 at 2:13 am (10 years ago)

    Sorry title of the above guy or where his pics are are on this site Scolfied Wilson. beng scammed page 14 of( 82) under white men scam pics this applis to both stories above sorry but it seemed to have got deletd on the way and i wantedyou to see the lovely guy I thought I was going to marry and I was going to be the mummy of his poor little boy who didnt have a mummy who had just left him with his dad a few years back and he apparently is still only 6 ….( if he exsisted that is ????) Bye thanks for reading this

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  12. Patricia
    June 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Back to Scolfied wilson again, after reading ILS forums it seems theytake no resposibility asto the correctness of the so called scammers, ( in fact it has been said and read that a lot of these pics up there for viewing by the public are infact stolen identies of some poor dude walking about who hasnt a clue that he in fact is being also used as a scam, with his face on pics being sent all round the place just to getmoney out of some woman daft enough ( like me to send a load of it ) because of dire circumstances in Ghana, If any one has come across this guy or any of his alais,s as writen above please get in touch with me and maybe we can put heads to gether and see what come up, last commumication I had off him was HUGE writng and I mean HUGE !!! I am NOT a SCAMMER. I have never been a scammer will prove with passport anddocumentation havent heard a word since, thugh have to admit I did write some pretty rude letters to him when I realised I had been take for a ride! and also blocked him on instant chat…. Anyway come on girls let me know do you know him he is pretty gorgeous to say the least all 6ft 2 ins of him and greying hair( very attractive ) and could have the pick of the bunch of you ladies so why choose little red head me… he just said he didnt want an Usa lady and wanted some natural and HONEST and LOYAL and I am all that and more maybe thats why I fell for him, thought my lucky star had dropped from heaven, butlooks like it was a thunderstorm and fire and lightnimg and I didnt even get to hear “The Orchestra play with the cymbals crashing down2 Oh well better luck next time have to change my name to Shirley Valentine she heard the orchestra play didnt she !!!!!

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  13. Isaac
    July 9, 2009 at 2:43 am (10 years ago)

    I've also ran into this "Judy Smith", also from OkCupid. She claimed to live in Salem, Oregon, and was in Lagos, Africa for the purpose of purchasing art, gold, and "beeds". Very indirect, never answers any questions I send her. Claims to be flying in next week, if she asks for money, she's not seeing a dime.

    Her new e-mail is judysmith80@gmail.com, avoid her.

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    • MAtt
      July 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm (10 years ago)

      Isaac, my name is Matt and I have been speaking with the same gal. If you feel like forwarding those emails I would like to compare. Deer_slyer@hotmail.com

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      • Isaac
        July 14, 2009 at 9:53 pm (10 years ago)

        Sorry, I already deleted them. I was already suspicious after the first two or three, then I found this site, and pretty much just backed off. I told her/him off in the last e-mail, and haven't heard back since.

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      • Dave
        February 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm (9 years ago)

        judy smith is still around. she just hit yahoo personals. jud800@gmail.com

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    • MAtt
      July 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm (10 years ago)

      Isaac, my name is Matt and I have been speaking with the same gal. If you feel like forwarding those emails I would like to compare. Deer_slyer@hotmail.com

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  14. Nick
    July 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm (10 years ago)

    Judysmith@yahoo.com….same as above with the deleting of profile, parents dying at the same time. in Lagos Africa for art, etc. Was off of OKcupid. Got suspcisous when she was asking to get picked up at an airport.

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    • danny
      September 25, 2009 at 9:34 am (10 years ago)

      Enter text right here!jud8ooo@gmail.com same thing she said that she love me be my wife can you pickup at the airport on sunday sept 27 09 pickup time 8;55 pm yourdatelink

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  15. Pat
    September 1, 2009 at 5:18 am (10 years ago)

    Hey, Has anyone heard of the gorgeous Larry Williams, jeweler, who is currently in Ghana buying gems for his jewelry business?
    He will be back in states soon, as soon as I send him an expensive cell phone, his was broken and his drivers was stolen, and oh yeah, he is now alluding to the fact that he is having problems cashing any checks over there, so I know what the next thing he will try is. He was just a little too loving, kind, romantic etc. He sounded just too good to be true and I some how I stumbled on this site and what an education I am getting. I see his photo under Larry 3. I almost feel for this. Thanks. Pat

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    • vicki
      November 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm (9 years ago)

      Enter text right here! I have been corresponding with the same guy!! I didn't fall for any of his scams for money or cell phones–but I was thinking he was the real thing. So much for real love ont he internet!! Same guy though and same names and scams as you are getting–so sad—

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    • vicki
      November 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm (9 years ago)

      Enter text right here! Hi Pat , where did you come into contact with this guy? I did too , with the exact same MO. So sad–I wish there was a way to nab this scammer. He robbed me of time, which is precius and emotional involvment. I am glad that you posted your comment. It stopped me from wasting more time and energy.

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  16. Anne
    September 6, 2009 at 12:52 am (10 years ago)

    Enter text right here!Ladys, please be aware of a man name Gerard Scott His yahoo mail is gerard_scott95@yahoo.com He said he came from Prince Edouard Island, Canada, but he is orginally from Ghana. He put his profile on match.com and said he's a widower, 51 years old. He said he's into sales and marketing in the field of gold and diamond, import and export. He had to go to Ghana for his client but since he's there, he seems to had a lot of problems and need money. He always travelled with his lovely daughter, Olivia, like he said. Now he's suppose to be in an hospital in Ghana, dying after a big accident and his daughter send me an email asking money to pay the medication. But curiously, the High Commission of Canada doesn't found any Gerard Scott in Ghana. And since about 2 hour, i saw his profile in math.com, in the new one. The profile is the same and the picture too. But now he said he live in Georgetown in Prince Edouard Island. Please be careful he's veray smart and lovely, but just want your money.

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  17. Anne
    September 7, 2009 at 11:55 am (10 years ago)

    Enter text right here!Ladys, please be aware of a man name Gerard Scott His yahoo mail is gerard_scott95@yahoo.com He said he came from Prince Edouard Island, Canada, but he is orginally from Ghana. He put his profile on match.com and said he's a widower, 51 years old. He said he's into sales and marketing in the field of gold and diamond, import and export. He had to go to Ghana for his client but since he's there, he seems to had a lot of problems and need money. He always travelled with his lovely daughter, Olivia, like he said. Now he's suppose to be in an hospital in Ghana, dying after a big accident and his daughter send me an email asking money to pay the medication. But curiously, the High Commission of Canada doesn't found any Gerard Scott in Ghana. And since about 2 days, i saw his profile in math.com, in the new one. The profile is the same and the picture too. But now he said he live in Georgetown in Prince Edouard Island. Please be careful he's very smart and lovely, but just want your money. And he’s using a very good english.

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    • Patricia
      September 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm (10 years ago)

      well at least someone replied to you all I had told me was SCAM , I have gone though hell with Scolfied wilson even believed him a longtime with him saying someone had used his identity ( After almost 8 months losing £2000 + I have finally quit) ( 9 days ago ( when I spoke to wilson told him I was handing it over to the police and he got mad with me and threatened me if I made his life hell and ruined his character " I havent heard from him since he had 4 days to do something to convince me. and I would drop the accusations I said show me 5 mins on a cam in a internet cafe, ?. he has had a guy pretending tobe a Bankers and are sorting out the money, ( Anywaypart of My story is being publish first week in October if I give a clue and say it rhymes with Kit Kat biscuits you will know what mag it is.? writen to the american newspapers asking if any one knows him and sent his photo and his first mail from match.( I always hoped he was innocent, but he is CON MAN no doubt, he has lots of Aliais names

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  18. linda
    October 14, 2009 at 5:41 am (10 years ago)

    has anyone been scammed by alex r. johnson?

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  19. Omar
    November 14, 2009 at 9:54 pm (9 years ago)

    Isaac/Matt…you can call me “O”…I’ve also chatted with someone called Judy Smith (Judysmith80@gmail.com), she claimed she was born in Wintersville OH, went to the University of Oregon and works now in the Sales of Sculptures , beeds , gold , etc..

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    • dave
      March 1, 2010 at 12:27 am (9 years ago)

      judy smith was at yahoo personals in the last couple of weeks. jud800@gmail.com. there was also a brittany collin there a couple of times with different emails and pics but, same sales of artworks as judy.

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  20. Jody
    December 3, 2009 at 1:42 am (9 years ago)

    Enter text right here!Hey folks, names don't mean a thing to scammers. They change them all the time and make them up with every fake profile they post. If you want to really learn about these scams, go to romancescams.org and pull up a chair. There's a wonderful yahoo group that will answer all your questions.

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  21. Fuzzy
    December 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm (9 years ago)

    I am sick of these bs scammers scam there ignort asses back become a scam bater lol i did give them a run for there money ha ha ha

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  22. steve
    January 4, 2010 at 8:04 am (9 years ago)

    look out for a user named vaballetaluv on yahoo chat and gmail

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  23. champayne36
    February 4, 2010 at 7:04 pm (9 years ago)

    Hey has anyone been scammed by a Anthony Leto or Tony_Leto@yahoo messenger or i believe his screen name is manmade90210

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  24. robc
    February 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm (9 years ago)

    jud800@googlemail.com
    judy smith, met her/him on yahoo personals.
    same story about being in lagos on business and junk even gave me a number to call lol. hell they even gave me a street name they live on here in the city im in.

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  25. dave
    February 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm (9 years ago)

    judy smith

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  26. amazing
    March 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm (9 years ago)

    Enter text right here I am currently talking to Kelvin_Tony, I have told him that i do not have any money and that I am exactly who I say I am. He calls me constantly and stated that he will be leaving from Nigeria on the 19th of March and asked if I would pick him and his daughter up at the Milwaukee airport. He has sent me pictures of himself and they do look just like his profile picture, he shares on yahoo photo share. I asked me to send a package with something that he could wear around his neck so he could smell my scent, and a t shirt of mine. I told him that I would not send anything, however he stated that he was sending me a package with items that he bought for me and that he is who he says he is. Has anyone else experienced this?

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  27. joe
    April 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm (9 years ago)

    judy smth is still very active she saw me on a dating web site and contacted me i then googled her email address and came to this site …………..how lucky was i to read what it has been up to i gather its some african person under a bannana tree with a lap top trying to scam people on dating web sites out of hard earned money well not me this email is dated 1/3/2010

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  28. sunshine
    April 10, 2010 at 3:08 am (9 years ago)

    Entehhyeeyr text right here!

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    • sunshine
      April 10, 2010 at 3:09 am (9 years ago)

      Eeeettttntheyer text right here!

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  29. maxine
    April 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm (9 years ago)

    I am so sick of these bastards. Stay away from anyone in Ghana. They are pretending to be Military Americans. I wish I could get my hands on them. May they rot in hell. Watch out for anyone name John Davis. that is not his real name.

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  30. Paul
    April 28, 2010 at 3:52 am (9 years ago)

    Has anybody been scammed by a woman named Akade…please tell me.. i have her communicating with me right now…she sounds suspicious…she calls herself the queen. She says she is a student studying restaurant services..wants to be a cook.. She says her dad is dead and her mother sells water in the village…

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  31. peter
    June 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Judy smith has just started to email me telling me she is an art dealer who lives in Sydney and is currently in london buying sculptures and paintings as part of her job. Im sick of these A-holes thinking they can play games with peoples hearts and lives.

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  32. Anxiety Depression %0A
    December 3, 2010 at 12:00 am (8 years ago)

    it is difficult to find some hot smokin russian wife with very good manners, most of them are just after the money :-‘

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  33. Anisha
    March 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm (8 years ago)

    Guy by the name of Stanley Green sent me msgs on facebook saying how he wanted to get to know me and be my life partner… later said he was on a contract in Nigeria building a new office for a company… and that he needed $800 to get his materials from China and get his work done so he can get paid and have money to come back to the U.S…..

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  34. Mary
    April 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm (8 years ago)

    how about a Phil Womack Engineer who is German but in the US since age 18-now 55 and a widower 10 yrs-wife died giving birth to twins-baby girl died but son with him has heart problem-he is an engineer from Texas who suddenly is building a bridge in Accra, Ghana-asking for expensive phone, money, etc and wants to have things sent to me for me to ship forward to ghana-said no way-sounds a lot like the rest-only he claims to be LDS too-funny how flattery, flowers, and empty promises of love seem to be the norm, but not falling for it. email is gudmanphil @yahoo.com-no realtives, etc. Sounds familiar to anyone? His pics look German with red hair.

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  35. Tom
    July 25, 2011 at 4:27 am (8 years ago)

    yeah they sent me a flight confirmation with booking # and everything :-/ LoL telling me to meet them at airport Really? I dont even know who they are I just say thats nice when they email me LoL matter of fact check this out here it is >>>>Thank you for booking with KLM. We wish you a pleasant flight.

    Flight summary
    Flight: London – Memphis
    Thu 28 Jul 11
    Departure: London – Memphis
    Thu 28 Jul 11 09:15 London (Heathrow Airport, UK) –
    12:40 Detroit (Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport, Michigan, USA)
    Class: Economy
    Flight number: KL 6005
    Aircraft type: Boeing 767-400ER | view seat map
    Operated by: Delta Air Lines
    The waiting time until the next flight is 2h55
    Thu 28 Jul 11 15:35 Detroit (Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport,
    Michigan, USA) –
    16:40 Memphis (Memphis Intl., Tennessee, USA)
    Class: Economy
    Flight number: KL 7275
    Aircraft type: Douglas DC-9-50 | view seat map
    Operated by: Delta Air Lines
    Total travel time 13h25

    Passengers
    Miss judy smith (adult)

    Honey this is my flight details, i want you to get yourself prepared
    in meeting me
    at the airport,i will be arriving on Thursday by 4:40pm.i cant wait to meet you.

    Love Always
    Your Queen >>>>>> Lol people will do anything SMH probably be a drag Queen LoL

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  36. Gerald Brown
    March 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm (7 years ago)

    I love these scam warning sites! I’ve learned so much and evem busted a few people. I joined Spokeo and looked up a girls email address, up came a picture of a black man. He was posing as a girl named Sussie from Washington, D.C. lol. I’m glad we never got to the lovey dovey stage. I was naive when I first got internet, fell victim to a Nigerian romance scam, very hurtful. I’ve had many other scammers from Dating sites try to fool me but I learned to see the signs and sites like this are so helpful in educating people and making them aware of the pathetic low lifes out there and what to watch for.

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  37. Frederick Wunker
    May 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm (7 years ago)

    I met Stanislav Lukashov-????????? ??????? from St. Petersburg, Russia at a webcam site where he was a model. When he found out I was a doctor, he befriended me. He made me feel special and gave me his personal information and photos. He quit the job and covinced me to pay his salery. He got me to buy him a car after promising to come to the US and spend his life with me. Of course he never came. He deceived me and manipulated my emotions for twenty months. He got me to send him money every month. I sent $1000-$3000 per month. He quit his job and convinced me to pay his salery. He always told me how wonderful I was and how much he loved me.

    He was always full of kind words and promises, except when I failed to give him everything he wanted or when I questioned his sincerity. The delivery of money always made things wonderful again, and he somehow made me feel like I was the luckiest person in the world.

    He lied and told me the car had been wrecked beyond repair in the summer. Recently, I found photos of the same car taken in October and November, three after it had supposedly been wrecked. The next spring he wanted another car. After a number of manipulations and intimidations, he finally convinced me to give him the money for a car. He professed that he would stay with me indefinately regardless of money. I took out a loan for $28,000 and sent a total of $42,000.

    A week after the $42,000 arrived, Stanislav said he wanted a new life and would send the money back. When I sent him the bank information, he disappeared from the American internet. A week later I found evidence of a $44,000 Mercedes C55 AMG that was purchased with the money.

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  38. Bob
    July 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm (7 years ago)

    LOL, asking Judy Smith some naked pics of her, in return for money she desperately needs to clear customs in Nigeria… And some other bullshit that she’s coming to Melbourne etc and will get married to me without even seeing me! SICKK BITCH!!

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  39. Lygia
    October 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi,beware Brian D Wubbena posting as a US military man on dating site is a scam.One of the victims a friend of mine loss thousands of dollars.He said that he his a US sergeant in a mission in IRAQ and is recently in tour duty in UK.He is at waplog,netlog,facebook….u can check his identity and evidence posted at romancescam.com and scambook.I wish he get caught and will suffer for what he has done to all the victims…..

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  40. Guia
    October 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm (6 years ago)

    I met this guy on the dating site and his email address was braindwubbena@yahoo.com.He said he loss his wife 4 years ago and got a 6 yr old daughter who is with her sister in Germany.He said that his a Sergeant at the US military by the name of Brian D Wubbena.Posted photos of military man used on all dating sites.Beware ladies this guy is a con artist.His also got an accomplish by the name of Sgt. Alfonso who was his boss.His profile in FB is married another victim who fall into his prey and have not even met this woman.He always does this in FB put married from one woman to another then block that victim go to another woman and scam you with money.
    FB need to delete his account…

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  41. Guia
    October 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm (6 years ago)

    From: braindwubbena@yahoo.com….check his profile in FB as Brian D Wubbena

    Email received: Wrong grammar… How can a military man not express himself and write an email…. Here is the catch…Read it…..YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ME AS YOUR WIFE….Thats wrong….Right?

    You can never have me as your wife
    Nor can you introduce me to your relatives
    Because you cared so much for your family
    Even if it would mean loving me from a distance

    What is there waiting for me
    For continuously loving you from afar
    I wanted you with all my heart
    But I can never have you as mine alone

    Many months have already passed
    And we continued on loving one another
    Trying to hide the truth
    That our love can never survive

    I Love you hun

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