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Here are photos of the person who scammed me through match.com. 'Her' alias was firstname.lastname@example.org and yahoo messenger name: sammy19607. Her full alias was Samantha Wallace and like so many of the other stories her parents died in a plane crash, needs money to fly back to the US from Nigeria. I did talk to my buddy who is a lawyer and he said unless the amount is six figures the US does not really mess with the scams in Nigeria since it is so corrupt. I think we should push for match to alert people of how many love scammers are really out there waiting to sink their hooks into you.
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.'
Davo from Australia
I'm only up to the second email in this scam, but i was susspicius right from the start,
I pasted a couple of sentances into google and got all these scam links, a pity realy, she sounded kind of nice, which is the whole point of the scam, however I could never be that lucky.
i might see how far i can push it, and keep telling them 'Honey. the cheque is in the mail, I promise'. Does anyone know how many numbers and letters are in a Weston Union money order?
Don't blame the girl in the photo, you can be sure who ever she is, shes someone whos photos have been stolen from face book or something.
I also fell for this persons lies. While I didn't send any money, I still believed that I actually found someone.
We met on Mingle2.com. She told me her name was Reyan George and she emailed me from email@example.com. She emailed me for a week from and also sent 7 pictures. Here's the letters she sent:
Leo,how are you doing and thanks for the interest.?I'm new to this online dating though ,I'm 25 years old ,single and never been married.I was born in New Brunswick and i live here in East York, Ontario , Canada .I obtained my degree in university of Ottawa, I am into sales of local beeds and art works.I enjoy doing a lot of things outdoors like going for walks, swimming, bike riding, watching movies, listening to music and things like that.I am a nice and caring lady. I am looking for that long term love, someone who is open, loyal, honest, trusting, affectionate, good sense of humor and personality, a guy that know what he wants in life. And most important knows how to treat a lady.... I am tired of games. I wanna settle down and have a family. Love hurts and i been hurt to many times, so i know how it feels. I'm not on here to hurt anyone..
I want to know more about you very well ,What make you a successful man today?where you live presently?what you do for a living?Your family background,your relationship experience ?and what are you really looking for in a relationship?I have attached below more of my pictures for you to see and i hope you will like them.Hope to hear back from you real soon.
Your new friend,
Reyan George firstname.lastname@example.org cont....
Hi xxx,how are you doing today?it's nice to hear from you again,I'm writing this letter to you in hopes it will provide you with a good understanding of who I am, what I am all about, and what has made me the special lady I am today. I am serious about wanting to establish a quality friendship, I am very serious about my intentions and my feelings. Am looking for a man that will be able to listen to me , communicate his feelings to me , make me laugh, hold and comfort me ,stand by my side always, respect me , passionate lover in every way, support each other in every way, love me and only me, make me smile, protect me when needed, romantic time to time ,and treat me like a queen.... I know you will think what is a lady like me doing on online .. My main purpose of being online today is to find the special man who deserves all the love and passion that makes up my heart and soul is because I do not have the time to meet others out in a party or a public setting, and the fact I feel you can learn so much about someone through letters, as a person has to take there time and think about the words they want to express, so it allows you to gain a better understanding of someone ..I feel I have a lot to offer in the way of a friendship and I know I have a lot to share that will be of interest for the both of us . I am a woman of substance and I am very unique in todays society because i have a strong understanding of what I feel my role in life is suppose to be. I am a lady of integrity and my word is my honor!.My life is all about providing love, peace and happiness to others.For you to get a better understanding of me picture a waterfall in your mind and instead of all the water overflowing it is all the love and passion I have in my heart to give to the man who deserve and know what is heading toward his future .I really want to know everything about your family background and more about the type of person who I want to build a friendship with and i promise to do the same in my next lettter. I am willing to put the time and effort in my messages to show that to you..Also would love to see your pictures only if you have any to share with me.
Take care and bye for now,
Reyan George email@example.com cont....
Hey xxx,it's always nice receiving a letter from you always. I am willing to build an empire of love,care and understanding with that special Guy .I am also ready to build a long term friendship that will in time turn into a marriage and family in future,And I hope to make it come true soon.I am tired of single life and doing everything lonely! I have only been in one deep relationship in the past and the relationship ended because my partner disrespect,play games and did not always listen to me . I have not been sexually active now for a long period of time !!!!. I live my life through the word of God and through my life experience. My believe is my heart and soul, and the passion that is in it is very special, so I made the decision that I would not be sexually active for the sake of just wanting sex, or to have sex for someone else own self gratification. I made the decision to abstain from sex because I want this special gift to be shared with the man I am dedicating the rest of my life to, as his Wife and the mother of his future children . It is very important for me to build a life of stability, security, and opportunity for the special man, I hope to share my thoughts, feelings, experiences, dreams and fantasies with you if you will share the same with me too, and to offer the best in opportunities that might be included in our life and that is my focus in the future time.
About my family its a long story to tell and touching that make me share tears whenever i remembered the past.I will keep this short, Mom is from Australia while Dad is from Canada .I am the one and only child of my parent, I have a small family because i don't know much about my Mom family in the Australia and also my dad family,because they rarely travel to see there relatives.My dad was a painter and fell down from big towel while he was working on a tower building in (FL) this happened about 3 years ago,and since then have been helpful to my mom.She has not been feeling good after the death of my dad due to the strong feelings they had for each other but i finally I lost my mom too about One year and 4 months ago,she was died of cancer .Since then, i started to live my life by myself and not depending on my family because we are not that close, i rarely see them and they are not ready to be of help in any way but i am glad i am whom i am today.So you could see that this world is full of pain and happiness is like stolen moment from the stream of sadness.I learn this business of local art and beeds selling from my Mom, tough she never travel over sea for business.Am new to this business and have been doing it all alone for some period of time now .It all about trading from one place to another.oh i almost forget to inform you that i will be leaving on a business trip tonight to United Arab Emirate Asia (Dubai) to get some latest beeds and art work ,this is my first time of going on a business trip out of the Canada and i will be back in a week time.As soon as am back,I am willing to get a store where i can sell my art works and employee some workers who can manage the business together with me when am back. I hope we can still keep in touch before my arrival back to the Canada and have a good conversation as well..Take good care of yourself and let see where this will lead us to as soon as i get back .Also thanks for the pictures.
Have a good day,
Reyan George firstname.lastname@example.org cont......
How you doing today xxx and hope you have a nice day?am very happy you are interested in learning more about me I am genuine and know what i want in life ,so pls don't have any doubtful mind for me.I have never had relationship with someone online before , i have been single for years, because am yet to find that special one to share my life with , I am presently in United Arab Emirate Asia (Dubai),is not just a visit ,am here on business trip, am here to buy some art works and get it ship back to the Canada for sell,though i don't have a shop yet but when i get home am willing to get a shop where i can sell it..The items are cheaper down here compared to other part of the world.My dreams are to live a good life,and meet someone that believes in unconditional love..I work hard, and know how to have fun... I've been working out more regularly than I had been, and eat healthy food......I don't drugs.Although I think a terrific man would bring out the best in me...I'm a believer in God and try to do the right things every day.I know how to treat a man with care and respect.Inside of me there is a place where my sweetest dreams reside, where my highest hopes are kept alive, where my deepest feelings are felt and where my favorite memories are safe and warm. I find that you're on my mind, since you have been witting me. Sometimes I bring you there purposely just to make my day brighter. But more often, you surprise me and find your own ways into my thoughts.There are even times when I awake up, i am always anxious to read your letter, I realize that you've been a part of my dreams.. I know my thoughts are only reflecting the loving hopes of my heart because whenever they wander, Only the most special things in my world get to come inside my heart and stay. And now, I realize how deeply my life has been touched by your words,and i will like to meet you as soon as i get back from my trip. .My words mean nothing compared to my action. I hope to hear from you soon because i love reading your letter and it means alot to me.
Take good care of yourself,
Reyan George email@example.com cont......
xxx,your letter keeps chilling me up with hopes and thoughts of a future plans .At this very moment I am sitting here dreaming and fantasizing about how nice it would be for you to be near, where I could do what I enjoy most and that is being able to romance the special one I have in my life... In me you are going to find the most passionate, loving and romantic woman you have ever met. There are very few promises in life but this is one of them!. ROMANCE is the key to my happiness and to my heart and soul!. It is the single biggest reason I am single today is because I have yet to find a man who will romance me with the passion of there heart and be a giver of there love, and not just a taker. I am a woman who is very committed to the special man I am sharing my heart and soul with. I totally dedicate and devote my life totally to him 24/7, for his is my King and it is my belief that as long as he is my King, God would want me to treat him as such, by putting him on a pedestal that is reserved only for a King and showing you with an endless amount of affection, attention, passion, and unconditional love. It is my duty as a follower of the word of God to be his provider, providing for his emotional, mental, and sexual needs. It is my responsibility as a Queen to take any problems and stress that he has in his life and put it on my shoulders to free you of it, for I am a woman and his Queen!. My shoulders are bigger so it is my obligation to carry the burdens he has in life on them, allowing him to have a healthy mind, body, and heart and soul at all times. I love and cherish this role sweetheart, and it is because I love it so much, that I feel God has a role for everyone in life, and his chosen role for me is to be a excellent wife, mother, and family woman, because of the way I live my life, and because of my passion to be a great lover and family woman, in addition to the passion I have for children. I believe children play a big part in my life. PS: kindly drop me your cell number and i will try and i will text you cuz that is the best i can do ,due to the cost of recieving a long distance calls and calling or texting long distance.i also hope you like the pictures that i have attached below.
I care and can;t wait to read back from you.Can't wait to meet you
Reyan George firstname.lastname@example.org cont.....
xxx,thanks so much for your message,Your words truly touches me and make me feel more comfortable down here even though i feel so sad ealier ,cuzi'm not with you in person right now due to the distance between us, so I hope you consider my letter. I have so much inside my heart that it keeps me from breathing sometimes. I know we just met but these feelings that I have for you keep glowing and growing every day. Now that I am with you, I sleep thinking about you and the next morning I wake up smiling. It's amazing how you got me and trapped me. I never thought I could love this much but I was so wrong. I just thank God for having you. We are meant for each other and no one can change that.Dear,I was able to get the goods and taking them to the port here tomorrow for shipment so i could fly out of here by Saturday. Can't wait to meet you and express how much i need you.I also got your cell number and i will text you from here real soon.I have to go now and hope to hear back from you real soon
Reyan George email@example.com cont.....
xxx,you became so honorable in my eyes, like a precious gem, counted with extremely good intellectual reasoning makes me emotionally struck and speechless. I am very serious now in telling you that I can no longer endure such extreme anxiety and sleepless nights that I am experiencing right of this moment. Since the first day i read from you.... I felt I was living in a new and wonderful world. And the sun is brighter, the pastures became greener and everything I do was magnificent. You should inculcate and instill in your mind that 'I cherish you so much'. Such love, like everything, deserves to be given much attention and care in order to grow more and more. .I hope to hear back from you real soon and need to arrange my stuff so that i won;t leave them behind.I have also another a picture for you to see and hope you would like it.
Reyan George firstname.lastname@example.org cont....
And this is the last letter I got from her. I can't believe how much it hurt to put these letters up. I really believed what she wrote. I truly believed I met someone. Like I know I am a very attractive and kind person I just work too much and have never had time to meet anyone so when she wrote me I really thought she was genuine. Even if I did send the money and then figured out it was a scam after still wouldn't have hurt as much as the lies she told.
Anyways here's the last letter. After this she kept messaging me on G-talk trying to get a hold of me to see if I read her email asking for money. Here it is:
Leo,how are you doing and i hope you are having a nice day?I am very sorry for getting back to you late,I move my goods successfully to the port and everything went fine but i feel so sad and feel like am in hell down here today.I am suppose to fly out of here tomorrow morning which is saturday over here but I feel so sad cuz i have no one to share what am passing through here with the hotel manager down here today and i also feel lonely and have no one to tell this that can be of help at this moment.Baby,my Passport and some of my Vital document have been seized by the Hotel manager due to some little bills am oweing the hotel which i need to balance up before i can be able to leave here.I really need to pay this cuz i have no way of flying out of here without having back my passport.I have tried all i could to pay the bills but the bank here won't cash my voucher worth of 3700$ which i have with me right now in my wallet and i have spent more than what i expected to spend moving the goods to the port..I was told by the bank here that due to there poor banking system here that they can't get the voucher exchange not until i get back to the home tomorrow.Baby ,am so confuse right now and have no clue on what do fo from here that why am telling you this, and i really want you to assist me with the little bills of $663 which am oweing the hotel so that they can let me go and give me back my vital document.I don't want to miss my flight just cuz of the sum of $663 and you know the more i stay here the higher my bills and i will also need to reschedule my flight if i have to miss it..I really don;t want all this to happen and that why am seeking for your assistance,Pls do all you can for me and i promise to refund it back to you as soon as i arrive back to the home and get my voucher cash with no delay...I look forward to hear from you and pls get back to me asap..
I care ,
So if you're reading this Reyan I hope you know u truly did hurt me over $600 when you could have gotten a lifetime of love and money. I don't know how you live with ur self.
There is no sexy gal on the other end ! Just some young black dude or ugly hooker in one of many internet cafes in Nigeria or Ghana ! More than likely it's a lowlife gang member that's being pimped by some greedy gangster, who keeps a knife at their throat should they try anything else. These thugs work under a pimp's supervision pretending to be lonely women seeking romance. To these immortal jackals, it's just a business with a goal to scam you into sending their gangland boss as much of your money as possible.
WHITE, HISPANIC OR ASIAN CHICK IN NIGERIA OR GHANA CONTACTING YOU ONLINE = SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM !
You don't have to question it, you don't have to ask why, you don't have to seek exceptions from the rule, because there are NONE. That's just the way it is ! And your beautiful chick in Nigeria or Ghana regardless of their apparent ethnicity is also no exception. Sorry !
If a supposedly white, asian or hispanic chick contacts you online and then turns out to be in Nigeria or Ghana, it's a scam. Always ! As for black people, if they claim to be African-Americans, but 'presently' temporarily in Nigeria or Ghana (or anywhere in Africa) for any reason: job, taking care of a sick parent, etc.. this is also a scam ! Especially if their picture looks like an African-American model. And more often than not a picture of a sexy PORN model cleverly used to lure you into their web of deceit and deception !
And again a Scam - Fake Profile, used pictures from Next Door Nikki !
This I found today on Adult Friend Finder (look at the screenshot) ...
seekformarry853, 30 / Female, from Marburg / Germany
Apology, I am only standard member there. So I can't show here more details and contact dates and so on.
Hey Guys, Im so glad this web site is here. I was recently contacted through Adult Friend Finder by a 27 year old girl, by the name of rosemary jackwell (see pictures), who lives on Florida and was traveling through Brisbane (where I live) for 2 nights and then flying to Ekiti State, Nigeria for an art and sculpture exhibition. She said she was a dealer in arts and had her own web site. www.rosejackwellarts.com. I know there are scammers out there and have heard they all come from Nigeria so I did a little research. Here are the details I found out...
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Note the website for the owner of the site. So of course I got suspicious. I asked if she was going to Lagos and she said she didn't know where 'Laggosse' was but seemed very interested as to why I knew Lagos.
So my ears kept picking up. She said very similar things about her parents both being dead and no family. I even got her on my Facebook. I noticed she only had 15 friends which I thought was very strange for a 27 year old. I also noticed all her friends had about the same amount of friends so it wasn't adding up. I have been talking to her every day, she even got me on video chat a few times and showed me her dog Boo Boo. I thought that was even more strange that she took her dog to Nigeria and that he stayed with her in the Novatel Brisbane. Im pretty sure they dont allow pets in there. The other thing about the video was that it was very short, like prerecorded and then cut out and she told me she lost connection. On 2 separate occasions.
So I found this web site because when I asked her about herself she took some time to answer and came up with the stuff that sounded like it came from a dating website. So I searched the whole shpeal and and it lead me here.
I can cook pretty good for a guy... I like a good wine. I've been working out more regularily than I had been, and eat healthy food...I don't do drugs, and I like who I am..Although I think a terrific man would bring out the best in me
As I was writing this I was also talking to Rose Jackwell, and after telling her I had no money, poor me she asked if I would save some for her flight to Brisbane from Nigeria. Only a few hundred to change the fight over... OK so I have given her the flick and messaged all her friends on her facebook to tell them not to give her money and linked them to this site.