AlmostScammed

Miami, FL

#23 May 29, 2007
Got a match on eHarmony, and start chatting with her (yahoo messenger) and she told me she was in washington. A month later she was in UK doing some work. After a week, she was in Cameroon, and had problems cashing her money order and had to go to Togo, telling me that she couldn't use her credit card cause it wasn't accepted in any place, not even for buying an airplane ticket. Once it Togo, without cashing her Money Order, she told me that she will deposit to my bank account, so I could Pay for her ticket in the airport. After i STUPIDLY Went to open an account in her same bank, she tells me that wants me to send the money to her via western union. I told her that she could do that from her same bank account, and then she replied that I "Spoilt Her Day"... In that moment I Decide to Trace The IP Of The Connection, and It Was In "Lagos, Nigeria" when she said she was in Togo. That's a Scam for sure! I never thought that scammers will take all that time to rip of somebody, and more, playing along in the internet dating. Beware!

“Looking for trouble.”

Since: Jun 07

Atlanta

#25 Jun 6, 2007
IDIOT wrote:
YOU ARE A COMPLETE IDIOT FOR EVEN ASKING THIS QUESTION. It people like you that allow these scammers to exist. Anyone who says they are in Nigeria or Russia and use broken English is a SCAMMER!!!! HELLO IS ANYBODY HOME?????
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Easy dude! This guy is just new to the game. Give him some respect for knowing something isn't right. Afterall, you are not scammed until the money changes hands.

Sounds like you have some serious issues. Maybe this topic hits too close to home?

“Looking for trouble.”

Since: Jun 07

Atlanta

#26 Jun 6, 2007
70_Humpy wrote:
You keep using "she" to describe the probable scammer. Let's be clear, it is far more likely that this is a man and it is most certainly not the person in the picture. I've had a couple of these things from Russia and now I think I've got one from Peru. Anyone know if there is a situation with scammers in Peru?
I have not heard of Peru but I know that the Russians are moving their addresses away from hotspots like Cheboksary to places like Azerbaijan. Maybe the south americans are using the same tactics.
Bjay

Anderson, SC

#27 Jun 8, 2007
Hey jaydub,listen up and listen good.Ditch this chick and don't even be polite about.She does not deserve kindness.I know from experience that scamming in Nigeria and the UK is growing as we speak and will continue.I recently fell for a guy living in Lagos Nigeria.I have been talking to him for almost a year.He modeled he claimed and fell way to in love with me.I decided to stop communicating with him but found myself missing him.Once I started back he kept asking me for cash so that he could have some needed surgery for a leg injury.I just could not believe anything he was saying.I got sick of all of it and told him to leave me alone and to never call me again.Oh,he also never gave me a address to write him and he never wrote me.Sound strange??To make a long story short this past week I recieved a envelope in the mail.The return address was By Mail..that is all it had.The stamps and postmarks were from the UK.I had a super bad feeling but opened the letter.Inside I found 8 100 dollar bills but not letter,note or anything.I freaked out!!I took the money to the bank to make a deposit and the money was counterfiet....yep!I had the bank call the police and they came to the bank and took the money,filled out a report,and over to the secret service it goes.I could only give them very little info on this guy.His name which is probably not even his name and the most recent telephone number that he called me from.I know this much...apparently his friend in the UK mails the counterfiet money to me and the guy in Nigeria expects me to wire him the money.I am so mad at him that I think I will make it my lifes work to see him prosecuted.If you would like to chat more about it email me at nigelcollins365@yahoo.com Stay clear of this girl.....Bjay
Bjay

Anderson, SC

#28 Jun 8, 2007
SCAMMED!! Hey!You should have told the girl to bury your heart at wounded freakin knee!You spoiled her day...screw her!I got scammed and it is a terrible thing to have happen to you.A guy out of Lagos Nigeria had a guy from the UK to send me 800 dollars to wire to him in Nigeria.The money was counterfiet and the bank caught it.The bad part is I had very little info that I could give autorities.He never was able to give me his address and I can't count how many diffrent phone numbers he used within the year I was communicating with him.They think they are so smart and honestly don't deserve to be in the USA.My mistake was trusting.My lesson learned..If it looks too good to be true,it probably is!Right? Maybe we will find some of the good ones.Good luck! Bjay
Hans

Orlando, FL

#29 Jun 15, 2007
Typical SCAM
Wait she will ask for money ! Give up your hope better now than later, save your money for yourself.
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?
mike

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Jun 25, 2007
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.
Australia

Australia

#32 Jul 27, 2007
I've met a guy on line in Match com who claims to live in London and now is working as a Civil Engineer in West Africa! Hmmm went there on the company's private jet? yeah right. Now says he intends to visit me in Australia within a month. Claims to be a widow with a 9 year old daughter. Has sent several pics. I'm just waiting for the money question. Such a shame to play on people's emotions..I believed him until reading scams on the internet. So sad.Should I play him on his own scam or run? Your thoughts?
nette

Croydon, PA

#33 Jul 28, 2007
look i got scam also by a man named David Morrison he said he was from US but living is london and really he was from Ghana he said he work at a Airport in export and imports and he didn't have a cell phone and he wanted one so he could talk to me so he sent me some packages to sell and send him the money western union and then he said his father was out of money and he needed to take care of him and he need $1600.00 even though i sold the packages i drew the line because i had children and i'm not gonna take form them and give to his father. We also fell in love very fast but that's okay i got out of it. So if they ask you for money to be sent western union run like hell,
Australia

Abbotsford, Australia

#34 Aug 1, 2007
I'm glad you didn't send him any money. You are right to run when they ask for money and Western Union etc. It appears to be a group of men in West Africa who have a sympathy thing going on with overseas people, playing on their vulnerability. They put up fake pics and never go on web cam etc. so you can't see them. Very sneaky. Really quick in saying all the sweet nothings to suck you in and then whammo come in for the money kill. I have told my guy that my friend was duped by someone and guess what? Have hardly heard a peep from him since. Interesting hey? lol
nette wrote:
look i got scam also by a man named David Morrison he said he was from US but living is london and really he was from Ghana he said he work at a Airport in export and imports and he didn't have a cell phone and he wanted one so he could talk to me so he sent me some packages to sell and send him the money western union and then he said his father was out of money and he needed to take care of him and he need $1600.00 even though i sold the packages i drew the line because i had children and i'm not gonna take form them and give to his father. We also fell in love very fast but that's okay i got out of it. So if they ask you for money to be sent western union run like hell,
Teresa

Concord, CA

#35 Aug 4, 2007
I got one as well..this one from eharmony. Name was William Williams, supposed to be from Washington Courthouse, OH. In London doing a rebuild on an estate home there, but his company is in Nigeria. Four days into chatting with me, professing love, etc, etc. He asked me to wire money to Lagos, Nigeria because his guys there needed money to pay for emergency medical bills due to a construction accident. I questioned him on asking me to wire money as I saw a scam here immediately. I asked him to verify information pertaining to his life in Ohio, especially after not being able to give me a correct answer on the name of the church he said he went to in that town. I told him, don't email me, don't IM me, don't call me until he can answer every question I requested correctly-guess what? Not a word back.
Australia

Australia

#37 Aug 5, 2007
Well its happened...finally he gave me a suggestion of what I could send his daughter for her birthday.... a hand held play station. Can you believe it? Told me to fedex it or UPS as mail isn't reliable. Same things guys, he is in Nigeria, Benin City. So everyone be very aware of scams on Matchcom. This guy started off as Eddy Smith Ewen. His email addy is eng01smithewen...be afraid, be very afraid. Very smooth. I THINK he is on there now posing as "Smithonline" and this time a picture of a dark guy living in London..a businessman. Terrible scammers.
match scam

Winsted, CT

#40 Aug 28, 2007
i had a match.com guy ask to im me...says he's a humanitarian in africa scraping together money for a 6 yr old who needs brain surgery and that he lives in oklahoma city, ok...says his 17 yr old daughter is in music school in the UK ...I emailed match we'll see what happens...handle is "flysafemike" and yahoo id: micheal14747
Too Funny

Jenkintown, PA

#41 Sep 8, 2007
The women seem to reel the men in slowly. The male scammers, on the other hand, seem to dive right in. I have HUGE eyes now for all the men on eHarmony that have gotten lost in my eyes. It is comical at this point. The people in California that are responding at 4 in the morning. The grainy pictures that you know they nabbed from other websites. The models that look 28 pretending to be 43 and they just completely love you and want to spend forever with you. Some are apparentl, the grammar, the inability to tell you about their claimed location, the fact they cant speak the language of the country they claim to be from. But there are some highly educated smooth ones out there as well. I have a BS radar so mine went off immediately with Bernard but I played it out. He is an engineer in Florida, raising a 16 year old daughter by himself. He got the time and location of Orange Park wrong but I was willing to overlook that and see how this played out. He PUSHED for me to admit my love for him and the red flags went up. So I did, whole heartedly and watched him play his music. You see, he is on a trip working in Ghana and he needs a computer. It took 4 days to get to that part. This came after the talk of marriage, after the talk of God. Apparently all women in the US are looking for a man that is a God fearing man and goes to church alot. I think I missed that part of my upbringing. But that is his and alot of the angles of these men. They hook you with God and then reel you in. I have a filthy sense of humor and curse worse than a GI so it didnt work. I introduced him to Lionel who is from Netherlands but doesnt speak Dutch and was on his way to Ghana a day after meeting me. Lionel works in computer sales, I am sure he could hook Bernard up y0! Also, has anyone noticed that EVERYONE's birthday is right after you meet them or are matched with them? Coincidence? I think not.
willie

Satellite Provider

#43 Sep 11, 2007
i got an email from a lady too.He used almost the same words,I contacted her on email,she's now living with me here in the states.She's white but she live in Nigeria.I dont think every all of these people are scammers.some of them are real.
wither

Bardstown, KY

#45 Sep 17, 2007
I have received an email from woman who says she is 27 and her match.com profile said she was from Memphis, TN. Her first email was full of very high praise for me but the English was kind off like somebody who does not speak English very well. She said her father was from the US and her mother was from Nigeria. Her second email told me that she was an orphan, both her parents had died in a car wreck, she just broke up with her boyfriend because she caught him in bed with her best friend, and she moved to Nigeria so her grandmother could take care of her through this rough time. Like the guy mention above she deleted her profile after the first email and asked me to contact her through yahoo.
Scammed

Australia

#46 Sep 20, 2007
Yes i too am another one of these scammers victims. I can not comprehend why people in general get a kick out of this. It seems there are more mental challenged individuals in the world then we are aware of. I'm a trusted member of netlog.com and had been chatting to this guy who was French but lived in Melbourne as a Fashion Designer his name I was told Mark McCarthy?? My radar of female intuition was going off. It happens and it appears to be all to often so i feel that now if my gut instict is not quit sure i know to listen and trust in it. Although these scammers are getting away with the emotional game playing it is a wise lesson for us all to learn. Lucky i never exchanged money although i was promissed gifts etc; and un dieing love for me, what a joke. But i am now fully aware and when the radar sounds its for a reason...Its seems that we are never to old to learn a thing or two in this life...
yup

Holt, MI

#47 Sep 22, 2007
here isa yahoo scammers email address immaculate_lady_1972 at y a h o o dot com.add it to your im's and enjoy how fast the scam flys, for some it only took 15 minutes to get a western union number and its from match
yup

Holt, MI

#48 Sep 22, 2007
you have to be smart, try being one step ahead, ask them to talk, on im's and then ask to see on cam if they dont have one and cant afford the 20 bucks it cost, would you really want to date them, and dont be dumb and send them the money, dateing sites dont care about the scams on there, they just want paying customers and the scammers live for the three day free trials
maria

Fresno, CA

#49 Sep 22, 2007
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?
Hello I have just been scammed by someone from divorcepeoplemeet.com . The only thing is the biggest mistake I fell for him and believed he was in trouble in Nigeria. His name is George harry Crucio. He says he lives in UK and working as an architect all over the world and is currently in Nigeria. Please be careful. I think this is a big company working in Nigeria or Africa about these scams. Unfortunately, i learned the hardest way by losing my money. Take Care. Maria

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