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Seattle, WA

#517 Nov 7, 2010
Be aware of a women who goes by Milagritos Tonani, or Naupari. Claims to work for the Peruvian Congress. I sent here $300.00. She demands money constantly. Any info on this women would be appreciated. DO NOT FALL VICTIM TO THIS!!!
realheart_09

Phoenix, AZ

#518 Nov 12, 2010
Ok, its not just the girls. I got one from match from a guy who claimed to be in Mesa AZ. Guess what he had to go out of state then out of the country for work. Oh yeah couldnt get home needed money. Yeah right. Well that was just in the last couple weeks. Guess what I reported it to match as a scam. I logged on to match this am and there he is again same stolen pictures but with his email name as his log in name. Dont fall for it. Total scammers..oh thats his emaila nd log in listed above.
realheart_09

Phoenix, AZ

#519 Nov 12, 2010
Anyone using the name Donald Claros or Donald Carlos/ realheart Run total scam. Claims to be born in France adopted in US dad died, raised by mom, has a 8 yr sold daughter, then it was a 15 yr old daughter. Story kept changing.
Tom

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#521 Nov 14, 2010
BEWARE MATCH.COM , READ THIS POST FIRST AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
DO NOT SIGN UP FOR MATCH.COM . They send fake posts to get you signed up,$30, and then itís too late. The posts disappear, but the charges on your card will not stop. It is an automatic renewal, so you wonít be able to stop it. Good luck getting a hold of anyone. The kicker is, I just found out Iím being charged, 2 months after I deleted my initial FREE profile and deleted my INCOMPLETE application.
I became suspicious of the "looks" I was getting from 27 year olds responding to my free profile. I was being baited because I hadn't become a paid member yet. After reading other letters of complaints, I stopped filling out the application half way through and deleted all info. I DID NOT verify, authorize the charging of my card. I DID NOT complete or submit the application form. My log in page still reads that I am not a member and that my initial inquiry is discontinued- and yet I still got charged $30.
DO NOT SIGN UP, DONíT GIVE THEM ANY INFO WHAT SO EVER.
The only match Match.co really makes is with your bank account.
BUYER BEWARE.
wow

Norfolk, VA

#522 Nov 16, 2010
this guy really wooed me with his looks & age.it took me three days to figure him out.the third day he sent a canned email that was quiet strange .he claimed to be a retired truck driver !!!!! after his full pageletter ,i deleted ouickly. the last email he sent was a picture of himself.i checked his yahoo email he was the owner of a muslim airlines.so you older ladies beware he is scaming to get more money,its all about money .please be very careful ,i worked in communications all my life so i was lucky to catch on quickly.i was the lucky one !!!!!!
wow

Norfolk, VA

#523 Nov 16, 2010
this yahoo address love4ever5 the muslim guy i did give him my personal email like a fool (dont do it )
oncebitten

Concord, NC

#524 Nov 18, 2010
lecy73 wrote:
<quoted text>
I got an exact introduction on "hello my dear" he/she used the name Effah form Accra...i met this person on match.com and like other scammers, once we exchanged emails, she disappeared off match.
Did anyone else get something like this?
I just joined match.com and within a day I have a stalker. His profile appeared 2x -- then the e-mails started. I ignored the first one. Then came the 2nd profile. Then he kept sending emails and really scaring me with his agressive pursuit. So I told him to stop and he was being too agressive. Then comes the punchline.... he's in West Africa even though his profile said Florida.
I mean... WTF??? Where do these people come from? I bet the picture is not real either.
vern

Surrey, Canada

#525 Nov 18, 2010
lillian cuniingham has profiles on my space,with differnet hairstyles,looks etc ---- the facebook page is gone
Asetup

United States

#526 Dec 2, 2010
I signed up for match.com . read the site backwards and forwards. Match.com lead me like a lamb to the slaughter for these nigerian warlard scammers. Some ultra gorgeous california-blonde looking hot guy winks at me. Next thing you know the trap is set. he wants me to im him on yahoo right away. there he begins his manipulation. I kind of knew all along, but still. He claims to be an art dealer/artist, half german, half spanish and born in virginia beach. totally evasive, out buying supplies with a story that crumbled at every turn, in where else "west africa." I never trusted his stupid name from the beginning anyhow: "douglas ernest." I feel sorry for the guy whose picture he stole. Later on, after all that hassle, I read in tiny little grey print at the bottom of matchs web site, safety tips. they don't give enough information about all this 411, but offer red flags. As prevalent as this is, they should send every member an email, by now, if their customers are being cheated. Yes, you're all right, they don't care.
rameroo

Medford, OR

#527 Dec 3, 2010
I had a very similar response (as a woman - it was a man). Also a few odd grammatical errors. The guy was too good to be true. Also gave a long description of how he envisioned me that was not accurate and too idealized. Then mentioned he was in Africa on business at the time and that I could contact him some complicated way that I'm sure would connect them to me somehow, so that "they" could get access to my e-mail or something. I'm sure it was a scam.
jaydub wrote:
hello,
i'm new to online dating and i just ran across a very curious girl. she sent me a message on match.com professing interest in me and how much she liked my profile. and she suggest i might email her to her yahoo address instead of through match.com .
after reading that initial match.com message, i tried clicking on her profile but it is unavailable (though her thumbnail pic still shows up in my "connections" page).
but i'm curious...her first message was very nice...the thumbnail looks good (from what i can see). so i email her yahoo address. we learn abit about eachother. she say she was born in the states. grew up in the UK. now resides in the same state as me in a city an hour or so away. she's modeling right now in nigeria...but is coming back home in one week. she plans to quit modeling.
we've exchanged 7-8 long emails in the last 2 weeks or so. and she's coming back home in one week. and wants to meet me when she gets back. no signs of typical scams...like mentions of money or tragedy or anything like that.
the thing that makes me suspicious is that her grammar is a bit off every once in a while...she's fallen for me far to quickly...she attributed some said things to me that i never said...one email contained a portion of stuff that was plagarized and used as her own...
what do you guys think? should i meet this person? or will that just wind me up in a body bag?
Dani g

Whitchurch, UK

#529 Dec 7, 2010
nela50 wrote:
<quoted text>
This story sounds familiar!
Just talking to a guy called Oliver Bright from Friends reunited.\In to gas and oli in \west Africa. 52 years old.\\parents dead, wife dead...no family except uncle in Turkey. Lives in London. Gorgeous pic but when I asked for a photo of him there and then he got real nasty. Proclaiming he adored me after two days emailing. I know I'm lovely but can't be that lovely haha! Lets expose this men...
ELP

United States

#530 Dec 14, 2010
jaydub wrote:
hello,
i'm new to online dating and i just ran across a very curious girl. she sent me a message on match.com professing interest in me and how much she liked my profile. and she suggest i might email her to her yahoo address instead of through match.com .
after reading that initial match.com message, i tried clicking on her profile but it is unavailable (though her thumbnail pic still shows up in my "connections" page).
but i'm curious...her first message was very nice...the thumbnail looks good (from what i can see). so i email her yahoo address. we learn abit about eachother. she say she was born in the states. grew up in the UK. now resides in the same state as me in a city an hour or so away. she's modeling right now in nigeria...but is coming back home in one week. she plans to quit modeling.
we've exchanged 7-8 long emails in the last 2 weeks or so. and she's coming back home in one week. and wants to meet me when she gets back. no signs of typical scams...like mentions of money or tragedy or anything like that.
the thing that makes me suspicious is that her grammar is a bit off every once in a while...she's fallen for me far to quickly...she attributed some said things to me that i never said...one email contained a portion of stuff that was plagarized and used as her own...
what do you guys think? should i meet this person? or will that just wind me up in a body bag?
It is not just the girls scammers, therre are many men scammers on the site also. I talked to one for 3 weeks whe they atarted asking me for money. I told them they were not going to get a dime from me until I meet them. This man told me I didn't trust him and never spoke to me again. The amount of money went from $7000, to $2000, to $1100 to get home from Greece, then to $400 for food.
Huge scammers. I wish I would have read this before signing up.
ELP

United States

#531 Dec 14, 2010
OMG, I have four so far in the Match scam. waltonjames62@yahoo.com or jameswalton51@gmail.com, or another named Jim Laap, jimlaap@yahoo.com, or onos Alex or richardmorgan80@yahoo.com
All with similar stories. After "falling in love" with the first James Walton who was on assignment in Greece, his wife and mother died two years ago, he has two daughters that live in Baltimore, but he lives in Baton Rouge, but he is looking for someone 50 within Bothell, WA...now has a check for over $200,000 he recieved from the company he was working for, the bank will not cash it for 29 days so he is stuck in Greece with only $500 dollars on his credit card that is now gone, he needs money to come see me and for food and to keep his internet on.
I heard it all. Never sent him a penny. But now that is the first thing I ask men when they start e-mailing me. The real ones, if there have been any, get scared away I am sure. But I will not be scammed but these creeps! Everyone beware of broken English, widow/ers, and people that only have one picture.
I wish I could post the pictures of these scammers.
Joy

United States

#532 Dec 14, 2010
dating wrote:
hi
i wrote a book on online dating, a story about online players, and how i tracked one down. anyway, first of all, as a rule, 1) if it seems too good to be true, forget about it, 2) if you have any suspicions at all, forget about it, 3) if it is anyone in the UK forget about it - the UK is scam central, London especially. I went to london on a fact finding mission and was blown away at the extensive amount of con artists that reside there - they come from all over the world, nigeria in particular. london aint the same as it used to be.
it sounds to me like you should just click 'delete'..
and if you want to check out a really cool site, and get my story about phake players online, go to hotties.hits.io.
Hello, I have a vey similar story, only this guy found me on MYSPACE.. He supposedly fell in love with my pics. and he keeps telling me he loves me. On the 2 night of yaho chatting with him, he says he's in the UK, he tells me he's gonna come back to the states in two weeks, well the 3rd night of chatting, he says he's staying in a hotel in London England, he has to hurry back sooner to the states because the work contract he was there for cancelled, then he says he needs $700 for the hotel bill before he can leave the UK.. PLEASE, Don't fall for what ur being told, your gonna get caught up in a scam. He/She just hasn't asked for money, YET...One more thing on this guy I was chatting with, He say's he lives in Covington, Ga...
Jody

United States

#533 Dec 14, 2010
Hello, I have a vey similar story, only this guy found me on MYSPACE.. He supposedly fell in love with my pics. and he keeps telling me he loves me. On the 2 night of yaho chatting with him, he says he's in the UK, he tells me he's gonna come back to the states in two weeks, well the 3rd night of chatting, he says he's staying in a hotel in London England, he has to hurry back sooner to the states because the work contract he was there for cancelled, then he says he needs $700 for the hotel bill before he can leave the UK.. PLEASE, Don't fall for what ur being told, your gonna get caught up in a scam. He/She just hasn't asked for money, YET...One more thing on this guy I was chatting with, He say's he lives in Covington, Ga...
first time user

United States

#536 Jan 7, 2011
Yesterday was my first day on match and on any online dating site. I think I have three such scammers already. Two currently in west africa supposedly, and one in wisconsin. All of them very good looking, falling for me in 1 day, wanted to use yahoo email instead, and all have only 1 picture in their profile. Only 1 has broken english. I'm glad I decided to google for match.com scams and found this post. Thanks everyone, I'm dropping all three of those people.
sucker

Jeffersonville, IN

#537 Jan 8, 2011
match is the biggest con out there. no real people. if you have a profile there, delete it and never return. money down the drain......
eaglemaiden2003

Toronto, Canada

#538 Jan 8, 2011
can you tell memore about this jim laap
ELP wrote:
OMG, I have four so far in the Match scam. waltonjames62@yahoo.com or jameswalton51@gmail.com, or another named Jim Laap, jimlaap@yahoo.com, or onos Alex or richardmorgan80@yahoo.com
All with similar stories. After "falling in love" with the first James Walton who was on assignment in Greece, his wife and mother died two years ago, he has two daughters that live in Baltimore, but he lives in Baton Rouge, but he is looking for someone 50 within Bothell, WA...now has a check for over $200,000 he recieved from the company he was working for, the bank will not cash it for 29 days so he is stuck in Greece with only $500 dollars on his credit card that is now gone, he needs money to come see me and for food and to keep his internet on.
I heard it all. Never sent him a penny. But now that is the first thing I ask men when they start e-mailing me. The real ones, if there have been any, get scared away I am sure. But I will not be scammed but these creeps! Everyone beware of broken English, widow/ers, and people that only have one picture.
I wish I could post the pictures of these scammers.
Vince

Mountain Home, ID

#539 Jan 8, 2011
mike wrote:
This exactly happened to me. Sofia contacted me throught match.com and after the first response disappeared off match. We continued through Yahoo. Then she sent me pictures and an elaborate idea of her being in a physician exchange program in Moscow. After 2 months she said the Moscow visa program wasn't obligatory for all the funding and she needed me to send $2100. She even sent me a scanned plane ticket copy. We could not positively i.d. Scam?? I think so.
I have a feeling i am in the same situation. Ganiyu contacted me through match.com she said that she didnt want me to talk to other girls because she wants to get serious so i agreed we talked through windows live and after a couple weeks she said she wantesd to come to the U.S. to live with me I thought she was serious she talked like she was and she sent me a lot of pictures which led me to believe this was real. She said she needed $800 to fix a visa and passport, she even sent me a supposed document from the embassy of Ghana stating what papers she needed and how much they will cost i believed it and i sent that money then she said the flight costed 1800 i agreed to send 1000 and then from then she sent another document from the Ghana immigration service which stated that she could not fly to the U.S. if she did not have $5000 with her at the immigration point at the airport that is when i got suspicious i talked to a friend and he called to Ghana and they had said that there are many scams going on and not to send money i did not and now this person still tries to talk to me and say that it is not a scam. I would like to know if anyone knows anything or if they have talked to this same woman.
Brenda

AOL

#540 Jan 10, 2011
There are tons of Match.com scammers and they usually post their profile as a widow or widower - for sympathy reasons. If you look across the U.S. under widows or widowers, you'll find they use the same pictures many times in different locations. They copy and paste profiles so they sound real, but you can catch little things in their writing, "being" for "been," etc. The guys all seem to pretty much be in the labor/construction field, although they list that they have a Ph.D. and might even say their a business in the written portion of their profile - none of it adding up!

They always try to get you to IM through Yahoo. You should always ask for their phone numbers and see how quick they get out of that - Oh, I'm out of the states right now, etc. They don't want you to hear their accents, let alone get their numbers.

As a member, I've reported them many times to Match, but I think because they lure people into the site with their very attractive,(although fake) profiles, Match won't do anything about it. I'm now done with personnel sites.


(I don't know who wrote this, just came on when I tried to reply to this site)
dating wrote:
hi
i wrote a book on online dating, a story about online players, and how i tracked one down. anyway, first of all, as a rule, 1) if it seems too good to be true, forget about it, 2) if you have any suspicions at all, forget about it, 3) if it is anyone in the UK forget about it - the UK is scam central, London especially. I went to london on a fact finding mission and was blown away at the extensive amount of con artists that reside there - they come from all over the world, nigeria in particular. london aint the same as it used to be.
it sounds to me like you should just click 'delete'..
and if you want to check out a really cool site, and get my story about phake players online, go to hotties.hits.io.

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