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Name: Abebe Tefera Mengesha
Address: P.O. 1295 Nazareth, Ethiopia
Other Comments: This scammer claims to work in higher education as a teacher/professor in Ethiopia. He professes love quickly, and goes on to ask for material gifts to have you the victim prove your love for him. He then starts talking marriage and asks you to commit to him, even though you have not met. He claims he wants to travel and see you in the US, and asks for you to organize his trip. He then fakes a misfortune befalling his farming business (although he never told you this before), then asks for money to save his business. He gets very angry when you ask him for business verification, or if you question his moves. He will not disclose his associates, but wants you to disclose all your info, including what you earn. This is for him to determine how much he can get from you. He will ask you to surf shopping websites with him, when his aim is to trap you into buying goods for him! He is very aggressive and controlling, when you finally discover that he is not genuine. He tries to defend himself by claiming to be a born again Christian, yet he is not. He never talks about Jesus Christ and hates you talking about God! He is very much into sensual topics and would like to talk smack if you give him a chance! Please avoid this scammer from Ethiopia like the plague. Although he posts his location/city as Addis Ababa, he actually lives in Adama/Nazareth City. He goes by the user ID 'romanticman' on most websites. His yahoo Chat ID for Messenger is a fake ande_6 which returns no profile on yahoo pages. Also, his email address when searched on facebook lands on a fictitious character with no photo, called Peter Harold. When asked about all these fake IDs with no resemblance to his supposed name, he intimidates the victim saying he is being probed with 'police questions'. Yeah, that might explain why he might be wanted by Police! Please note that all his photos are heavily photoshopped, the real person is very ugly!
Scammer name: Abebe Tefera
Cellphone for scamming: +251-911-386-881
This scammer is very manipulative. He first studies your character, your interests, your faith, and then pretends to be your match in all you do. He then tells you how much he has fallen in love with you and demands for 24/7 contact with him to prove you have also fallen in love.
He typically demands you to call him everyday! Who makes daily international calls unless they are millionaires! Anyway, he has no idea, so he wants daily international calls, in addition to daily chatting! He likes to chat AS HE LEADS YOU TO SHOPPING SITES, THEN ASKS YOU TO BUY STUFF FOR HIM! He wants watches, underwear, perfumes, lotions, chocolates, the list is endless! He gives you his mailing address and expects the goodies soon!
While he demands for first class treatment, he himself does not give you even an old rag to prove his love for you!
He also demands foe the nitty-gritty details of your life, where you live, what you possess, how much money you make! He does this so as to see how much money he can extract from you. he also makes suggestions/asks if you have used electronics to give him!
This scammer claims to teach in a technical school, but by all signs, this man's full time job is romance scamming of women online! Although he claims to be single and with no children, the opposite seems to be true. He is making a killing on unsuspecting women looking for love, he has greatly photoshopped his photos to look gorgeous, but he is hideous looking with wrinkles all over his face. watch out for his real face coming soon!!
Ladies beware of this snake from Nazareth/Adama, Ethiopia. report him wherever you see him on dating sites. Thank you.
by 'Tefera Abebe' ..... African Nigerian Scammer in Asia (Singapore & Malaysia) (非洲人约会诈骗 - 新加坡). by Simon Su 103,117 ...
anonymous from United States
This ETHIOPIAN scammer is really a professional conman. After I went undercover, he still follows the same script, but has modified his age from 43 to 40! That answers why he had disclosed different ages at different times, perhaps he doesn't remember that his victims' eyes are wide open!
He is still chatting online, mainly on yahoo ID (ande_6). He claims he doesn't want Ethiopian women because his local girlfriend left him and went to the US! Ugh, how do we know he is not trying to go to the US for the same reason?? And yeah, he still proffers his scamming cellphone +251-911-386-881 for the victim to call him! He has some nerve, who wants to go broke calling a scammer 9k miles away?
And he got some new photos too! I asked him if he photoshopped his pics, guess what, he admitted to that, simpleton! Yes, the real one is very ugly and wrinkled. Those photo doctors must be the most skilled. The only thing they don't remove is the ugly mole on the left side of his nose! Ladies, watch out, this SCAMMER IS PROWLING IM MESSENGER FOR MORE VICTIMS NOW: BELOW IS THE LATEST YAHOO SCAM CHAT FROM HIM!
XXundercover: hello there, you sent me interest at afrointroductions but I have not heard from you again. I had saved your profile and luckily I got this ID on it. Can we please chat.
ande_6: yes we can chat my dear
XXundercover: hi there i was trying to find u for chats, but i was not that lucky. when do u come to chat here? i am eager to know about u for sure
ande_6: tell me more about yourself indetail my dear.me too like to get to know each other in a very closer way.
XXundercover: thank u for the message. i think u as the guy should tell me about yourself first. are you looking for a girl to marry? i can't waste my time if you are just playing around. i see many men here but they are not serious. i am ready to get married if i find a good man that love me
ande_6: how are you doing XXundercover?
XXundercover: i am good. thank u. what's your name?
ande_6: my name is Abe
ande_6: i am a single man from ethiopia
ande_6: and you dear?
XXundercover: were u married before, do u have children?
XXundercover: like divorced or separated
ande_6: never married before,no kids
ande_6: but i was in a serious r/ship for about 5 years
XXundercover: really? many african men your age are married before or have children. u never had kids in your relationship?
ande_6: XXundercover ,i am an honest,real,matured ,responsible man
ande_6: i have no reason to cheat or to tell what i am noot
XXundercover: see i am a careful woman. many men say same things when they are different. esp these men online
ande_6: i know
XXundercover: because they know they can be anything. i hope u are right
ande_6: i encountred many women like wise
ande_6: i am a teacher at a business education college
XXundercover: u sent me interest on a dating site, my username is 'star' but then i did not find u after that
ande_6: my first degree is in business management from a university
ande_6: where are you living?
XXundercover: maryland state. what univeristy did u go to and when/
ande_6: the university i i joined is called Adama university
ande_6: my first study was marketing management for the diploma programe
XXundercover: i was asking why u contacted me on dating site and then i can't find there u now.
ande_6: i contacted you bcos i like you
ande_6: and i am looking for an honest,serious,game free,single woman for a serious longterm r/ship,marriage and to have kids and family together
XXundercover: i am looking for de same thingz. only i am not so comfortable about long distances
ande_6: but i couldnt meet what i am looking for most women are there for an online sex,for begging money,asking for a help or a gift...etc
XXundercover: unless the man is really serious and can prove he can do what a man had to do to get a woman
ande_6: am serious ..i know my self
XXundercover: why are u not contacting ethiopian women in your area? it is more convenient i would think
ande_6: to be honest i dont feel good about them after my gf left me and moved to the USA
XXundercover: she left u? maybe u never loved her anough?
ande_6: WE USED TO LOVE EACH OTHER ,AND WERE PLANNING TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE A HAPPY FAMILY WITH BEAUTIFUL KIDS BUT SHE DISTROYED IT
XXundercover: or she saw u didn't want to marry her
XXundercover: if u dated many many years like clueless men do
ande_6: you dont really know how much i am a loving,caring,pampering,responsible,supporting, man for my woman
XXundercover: how can i know, everybody says same thing to get a woman
ande_6: it is up to you
XXundercover: i am serious, professional lady,. I am a Cosmetologist by profession, i studied for my bachelors in Cosmetology at Regency Beauty Institute in maryland
ande_6: married before?
XXundercover: my time is valuable, i will only date a man who is up to my expectations. that means he must have a stable job-u say u have one, and must be able to prove he is not wanting me for anything else but love
XXundercover: i have no kids, never beem married beforw
ande_6: i like your proffession very much , i am fond of keeping my skin and extrnal beauty on a regular manner
ande_6: what is your real name dear?
XXundercover: but i must say i am bit reluctant about a man living in africa now, as it is almost impossible to find a good there. i had bad experiences before online. my mom is from Djibouti my dad is a black american
ande_6: am not a man of advantage or using a woman to get money or any other material ...i strongly belive in a true love based relationship
XXundercover: all say same thing but do another later. i have to think about it seriously. u have to be very special and stable in person, profession and financially, for me to be sure. i want nothing like money from a man, i make my own
ande_6: i know everything you are trying to tell me based on the bad experiances you faced before ..but i dont belive in genralizing
XXundercover: u just generalized about your women too because your women left u
XXundercover: anyway, my name full name is XXundercover Mouna Brooks.
ande_6: same here i am after you not after your monery,property,...etc... i am a man of diginity,self respect,hounor......i dont put my personality ,mind,and identity in exchange for money
ande_6: nice to meet you XXundercover
XXundercover: i really dont chat that much as i am always busy. i logged to see if u had replied. but u didn't tell me why i can't see u on that site where u contacted me before
XXundercover: i upgraded and wanted to first chat from there
XXundercover: but didn't see u again
ande_6: i got nothing from there
XXundercover: most people get nothing from such sites, but persist and finally get something
XXundercover: u can't get someone unless u join dating sites. i am still there until i find a man of my heart
ande_6: it is good for you
XXundercover: yes it is, as i will get to chat with many before i chose. i have to go now. maybe we shall catch up later another day.
ande_6: do you have siblings dear?
XXundercover: yes, 2
XXundercover: a brother and sister
ande_6: i like to see your pics
ande_6: by the way how old is XXundercover?
XXundercover: u didn't see my age on the site?
XXundercover: u are a funny man, that is whwt they see fisrt.
XXundercover: 34 years
ande_6: sorry for not telling you that you have a lovely name ''XXundercover''
XXundercover: are u sending your photos here?
ande_6: i like it so much
XXundercover: thank u
ande_6: yw XXundercover
ande_6: can you pls add me your pics XXundercover?
XXundercover: one of your pictures is grainy, cant see your face
XXundercover: i see it now, i think it was still loading
ande_6: wow you arer so much beautiful
ande_6: stylish,elegant,attractive woman
ande_6: honestly speaking you dont look like a 34 years old woman
ande_6: if you asked me to guess ur age i am sure to say you are 24 or 25
XXundercover: I look younger than my age, i am fit and small build. u are handsome too. did u edit your photos?
ande_6: yesi took them at the phoito shhop and they usually edit them
ande_6: you can see me by a webcam next time
XXundercover: i would really want to see one not edited, even though these look good. when did u take them/
ande_6: i can go to the internet cafe to show you my self by skype
ande_6: there were taken a year ago
ande_6: i dont bother about your external look
XXundercover: what age are u now/
ande_6: my focus is on ur inside beauty,the maturity,honesty,care,quality of life ,and great personality
ande_6: am 40
XXundercover: u look younger like 30
XXundercover: anyway thank u for the photos, i have to go now
XXundercover: we can chat next time i get a chance. my time is limited
ande_6: can i see one full body size pic ?
ande_6: is my cell phone
XXundercover: i can't really call u
XXundercover: at least not for now.
ande_6: if you are intrested to hear my voice you can give me a call at any time
ande_6: i understand
XXundercover: are u kidding me? it is very expensive to make international calls.
ande_6: thanks for the nice chat
XXundercover: later if i decide that i want to date u, then maybe i can call. it's a bit too early to know that
ande_6: have a nice day
ande_6: bye for now
XXundercover: or mayvbe u call me?
XXundercover: we'll see. bye
ande_6: bye XXundercover
anonymous from United States
JULY 6, 2013: UPDATE ON INTERNET MAN WHORE, ABEBE TEFERA MENGESHA
Our dating scammer ABEBE TEFERA MENGESHA never runs out of doctored photos! Remember how he dumbly admitted to doctoring photos in the conversation with XXundercover above?
Please check the latest here, and specifically examine the right side to see visible wrinkles that the airbrush didn't get! In his natural appearance, he looks like a man of 60yrs!! Thant means someone my mother's age TRYING TO MAKE IT AS AN INTERNET MAN WHORE!! Aw! How long he intends to fake it, nobody knows, but for sure, the long hand of the law will catch up with him soon!
Please see the offline IM message he left, HE IS NOT GIVING UP!
• 8:09 AM
hello lovely woman XXundercover.how are you doing today.i would love to say thank you again for the beautiful,matured,freindly chat we had yesterday.i was really so much touched and feel happy even if our chat was short and you were in a hurry to go.how is your family doing.i have 2 brothers and 2 sisters ,i am the 3rd born for my parents.my dad passed away due to a car accident when i was 12 years old.but my mom who is vey strong,self sufficient,healthy at age 75 is still alive.hope we will meet again soon for a beautiful longer chat to learn more about each other.i want us to see each other at skype. it is a rainy and foggy day here at my home town.i had a very nice launch at a beautiful traditional resturant with a freind.how is your day today? i miss to hear anything from you and to meet you
• 8:09 AM
i wish you a very beautiful,happy day. Abe
---END OF IM---
NOTE: ANY VICTIMS OF THIS INTERNET MAN WHORE, PLEASE SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS AND LET'S SEE HOW THIS DRAMA UNFOLDS!
JULY 6, 2013: UPDATE # 2 ON INTERNET MAN WHORE, ABEBE TEFERA MENGESHA
'Who else wants to LOVE an Ugly duckling?'
Please LADIES, CHECK OUT THE REAL UGLY FACE OF THE MAN WHORE ABEBE TEFERA MENGESHA, UNEDITED! WHOO-HOO! WE HOPE YOU CAN GIVE PROPS TO HIS PHOTO DOCTORS!!
Miss Marple from United States
anonymous from United States
Thank you for this scam report and sorry that you have met a scammer online.The scammer has features of a Nigerian love scammer but operates out of Ethiopia,I checked ISPs and they are all reported as spammer ISPs ...Have you sent money or things the scammer asked for? the address posted here is that the address he says he is living in or os that the address the scammers asks to send money or gifts to?
22.214.171.124 appears in our database 3 times
Current country of origin: Ethiopia
Yes, Miss Maple, I already sent him passport fees and some gifts! He had no consideration, he wanted me to call him daily, (AS HIS METHOD OF CONTROL), HE almost ruined my finances! However, I rejected his 'bad misfortune' story to give him money to save his imaginary business! That is when I realized I was dealing with a real seasoned scammer.
I hope this report helps other ladies who may have the misfortune of meeting this man-whore online! we hope we can make this incident a report as FBI/Interpol case!
DATING SCAMMER ABEBE TEFERA MENGESHA-ON SUPER-EDITED PHOTOS!
Dating Scammer ABEBE TEFERA MENGESHA can super edit, over edit, and make-over all his photos, BECAUSE HE KNOWS YOU WILL NEVER SEE HIM IN PERSON! LOL! HE IS A PROFESSIONAL MAN-WHORE, MAKING HIS BUCKS ON THE INTERNET VIA ROMANCE SCAMS! LADIES WATCH OUT FOR 'TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE' MEN, FOR THAT IS ALWAYS THE CASE!
I took on this scammer and asked him how come he sounded too good to be true, like a movie script! He was very, very annoyed with me, he temporarily stopped communicating with me, then later said he 'HATES NOT TO BE TRUSTED'!! You see, I was upsetting his well orchestrated script to lure me into his game of conning! Anyway, I was conned, but realized it soon, after he foiled up the plan to visit by pulling the 'BIG MISFORTUNE' CARD; he asked for money to solve his problems! I never gave him that money to solve his 'terrible misfortune', but he had already made off with an array of gifts that he demanded to have me prove my love for him, PLUS travel document fees!! He almost made me broke though, then I woke up!!
He claims he studied Business and Marketing Management, if that is true, how can he have no clue about doing business MINUS scamming?? I am sure all those claims of University qualifications are as a bogus and fake as the man himself!
Don't be fooled, this man is a PROFESSIONAL CON ARTIST, INTERNET MAN-WHORE SEEKING TO DRY UP YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WITH HIS FAKE STORIES!!
LADIES, please beware, Internet man-whores can be as dangerous as serial killers, they have no soul, no heart at all!
Yes you are correct,I am convinced if they can do all these horrible things to people online I am sure they are enough capable to do all bad things to people in real life too as well.Scammers are criminals online with no mercy or empathy for anyone and are sociopaths or psychopaths .So yes they are no different than than you hear about in real life either.I am still thinking is this a scammer that has stolen someones ID to scam with or a pure gold digger that do this to people under his real ID.I hope there are more people who will come forward and share their stories on this conman .Have you reported this to the police ? FBI? I strongly advice you to do that ,please save all you have on a separate USB.Is he active on Facebook too? Has he asked you to come to meet him as well? I know this is hard for you and you are brave to report this scam to this site and warn other women from this conman .
All kind regards //Miss Marple//
anonymous from United States
TO MISS MARPLE: ON DATING SCAMMER ABEBE TEFERA MENGESHA
Thanks for your comments. I cannot really tell if he stole someone's pictures, or if he is using his, as I have never met him. However, there is a slight resemblance with the 'real ugly face' picture that I posted. That 'ugly face' is supposedly his passport shot, unedited. He seems to be the same person, as he has an identifying mole mark on the left side of his nose!
He is very, very cunning, emotionally exploitative, and when he is sure you are 'in love' with him (as he pretends to be the most caring, pampering man promising heaven), then he starts pulling his scams for money on you!! He thinks he cannot be found out!
He wanted to come to the US to visit and get engaged and we started preparing for his trip. Everything was going well, but he seemed like he was afraid of being discovered, and he started asking funny questions about visas! Then out of the blue, he pulled his scam card of a misfortune, needing money to save his collapsing business, saying he had to solve that matter before he could leave Ethiopia! He also constantly talked of family troubles (I believe he has kids but denied them); and he was saying he was the sole breadwinner for his poor family and needed money to set them up before coming to the US!
On face book, his email returns a fictitious character called 'Peter Harold', 34 years, with no picture! Definitely fake. When asked about social networks, he declares he hates them and claims he has nothing to do with them! That explains--he is hiding his true identity, because he would be discovered. He also hates associating with Ethiopians, he calls them jealous people--now we know he is hiding his crimes because those who know him might discover him on social networks!!
LADIES, please avoid this Ethiopian internet man-whore like the plague!