**ATTENTION ALL DENNIS SEAN, KELVIN COLLINS, JOEL DAVID COLLINS, KEHINDE PAUL, FRANK ANDERSON VICTIMS, THE NAMES GO ON AND ON......THE GORGEOUS MAN WE SEE IN THE PIC IS NOT WHO WE THINK HE IS..IT IS A MODEL WHO HAS NO DAMN CLUE HE'S BEING USED. I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH 'DENNIS SEAN' FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW. I AM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN AND I PRAYED ALL THE TIME THAT I COULD FIND OUT THE REAL STORY BEHIND THIS BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY MAN....I PROMISED I'D LET EVERYONE KNOW THE REAL WHEN I FOUND OUT. WELL....AS IT TURNS OUT, THE REAL PERSON BEHIND ALL THIS IS A 20 YEAR OLD SKINNY DARK SKINNED BOY FROM AFRICA NAMED GABRIEL WHO LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THIS GORGEOUS DREAM MAN THAT I FELL FOR AND SENT MONEY TO. I RECENTLY PURCHASED A WEBCAM AND HE BORROWED ONE FROM ONE OF HIS FRIENDS AT THE CYBERCAFE HE WORKS FROM AND I'VE REALLY SEEN HIM. I HAVE NO REASON TO BE LYING. I HAVE THE ONLY REAL LEAD BEHIND THIS STORY. HE WAS DOING THIS FOR MONEY FOR SCHOOL, SUPPOSEDLY. ANYWAY, MY BANK ACCOUNT WAS ALL MESSED UP TRYING TO DEPOSIT MONEY ORDERS FOR HIM, WHEN I THOUGHT HE WAS THIS DENNIS SEAN, THEY WERE FAKE USPS MONEY ORDERS, THEY LOOKED SO REAL. HIS SCAM WAS HIS MUM BEING IN THE HOSPITAL WITH INTERNAL BLEEDING AND NEEDED MONEY AND MEDICINE FOR A LIFE SAVING SURGERY, I TOLD HIM IF HIS MUM WAS HAVING INTERNAL BLEEDING THEY COULDN'T DENY HER SURGERY, AND WHEN HE KNEW I KNEW HE WAS LYING, THEN THE SCAM BECAME $$ FOR A PLANE TICKET TO COME HERE TO BE WITH ME. THAT'S WHEN THE FAKE MONEY ORDERS CAME INTO PLAY. I COULD NEVER SEND MONEY DIRECTLY, IT ALWAYS HAD TO GO TO 'KEHINDE PAUL'.....HIS DAD DIED, VIOLINS, YAWWWWN......LIES LIES AND MO' LIES. I FELL FOR IT AT A VERY VULNERABLE TIME, I GOT DIVORCED THE WEEK HE CAME IN MY LIFE AND I THOUGHT HE WAS ALL FOR ME.....DON'T BE LONELY OR ELSE YOU'LL BE CLAY IN HIS HANDS....JUST BE CAREFUL LADIES. BEWARE OF DENNIS_LOVE_SEAN@YAHOO.COM...HE'S ON MYSPACE POSING AS 'KELVIN' NOW, AND HE GOES BY A FEW OTHER NAMES ON THERE...ONCE I GET MORE INFO I'LL POST MORE. GOD BLESS BE CAREFUL... This image was also posted here: Scam artist Joel David Collins from Lansing, Michigan
anonymous from United States
Actually the guy in the pictures DOES know that his pics are being used in scams but there is absolutely nothing he can do to stop these damn scammers from using them. So listen up people BE CAREFUL about posting your photos on net. You too can become a victim of identify theft by scammers.
anonymous from Dallas, United States
Hi. This guy found me on MYSPACE.com. He goes by Kelvin, no last name. He wanted me to IM him at email@example.com. The message I received from him was he liked my smile. I IM'ed him to see what he was all about. During the IM conversations and emails I found him to be very charming. Some RED Flags went up when I asked him personal questions about himself. He didn't answer my questions. He got defensive when I asked him what he did for a living. HE told me that he was working and finally he told me that he was a contractor. He told me that he was in love with after the second IM. The Second Red Fag that went up was he was asking me for $660 to come back to the states from visiting his sick mother in the hospital (In Nigeria). He gave me this line that his BTA (Business Travelers Allowance) was in money orders and the Nigerian BAnk was giving him problems of cashing them. I didn't know this guy and, of course, I said 'Sorry, I can't help you.' Third red flag was the guy falls in love too quickly and his spelling is really poor.
What hurts was that I really liked this guy, but too many red flags were going up. I sent him one last email ending the relationship, and he sent me one back saying that he was praying to Jesus to reward me to him.
I am glad that I came across this website and romancescams.com
I hope this helps all the people who have been scammed by this guy. As for the guy in those photos, I sincerely feel bad for you. I really liked the photo that was posted on MySpace. I think that you are a nice guy and you don't deserve the treatment that you are getting from scammers that are using your photo.
anonymous from United States
HEY HE GOT ME TOO..... BUT HE SAID THAT HIS NAME WAS PATRICK JONES...FROM OHIO....
anonymous from United States
I RECENTLY POSTED SOMETHING ON HERE ABOUT THIS SCAMMER NAMED DENNIS SEAN USING PRETTY BOY'S PICS WE SEE ON HERE, AND I WAS SCAMMED BY SOMEONE BY THE NAME OF KELVIN USING PICTURES OF A DIFFERENT PERSON. A FRIEND OF MINE TOLD ME A SIMILAR STORY A WHILE AGO CAUSE SHE WAS HAD TOO, AND I ASSUMED HE WAS THE SAME PERSON, BUT THAT WASN'T THE CASE....SO JUST BE CAREFUL LADIES, IT IS MORE THAN ONE PERSON. APPARENTLY IT ISN'T THIS GABRIEL PERSON, MY FRIEND SHOWED ME PROOF IT ISN'T CAUSE THIS MAN WHO I THOUGHT IT WAS IS FAR FROM A SCAMMER, AND I ACCUSED A PERFECTLY INNOCENT PERSON, GOD FORGIVE ME. CONSIDERING WHAT I WENT THROUGH THOUGH, I DON'T TRUST ANYBODY ANYMORE. SO IF ANYONE GETS WHO THE PERSON REALLY IS, GOOD LUCK. MY PRIVATE EYE DAYS ARE OVER, THIS IS TOOOOOO DEEP FOR ME. ROXNY1....CHANGING MY EMAIL JUST IN CASE THO'!!!
drod from United States
Changing your email is probably a good idea. However, to be free of scammers and spam, NEVER enter any site that requires or requests email address.
Spammers and scammers depend on that for their business. Although many scammers contact victims through dating sites, many use an email exactor. A program that simply searches the web, world-wide, for posted e-addy's. Then all that is left to do is mass mail.
What was it that transpired to make you believe that your 'scammer' is not a scammer, but a real person???
The scammers use stolen photos, and scripted letters. They swap, buy, sell, trade photo sets, names and letters.
John Doe may have one photo set today, and be a totally different person tomorrow. Or the same photo set may/will be used again with a different name.
Please enlighten us.
Let us know on which thread and the page you first posted. And if you didn't at the time, please post a full header to this thread, if you still have the mail. Just ask, 'can some one check this for me?'
Most often, the person in the photos, man or woman, is also a victim, as the photos are most likely stolen. But they DO need to be posted in order for potential victims to make a confirmation.
anonymous from Thailand
Here the same guy, now he uses name Gregory Dccoy <firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello dear, how are you doing, how has your day been, hope it was great and lovely?? Am so sorry I did not come online on time.. It was due to problem in my internet connection.. But I think its resolved right now.. Dear, I wount be mad if you decide not to close your profile on the dating site, I think I just said that so we could be focused in talking to each other..
I just need to ask you a question.. Do you really know that life may be so unpredictable sometimes?? Changes always come along, in big or small ways. Ever since I saw you on the dating site, I don't know what happened that this sudden change has turned my world upside down. I don't know exactly what it is, it just hit me, but there is something really special about you.
Well it might be all the things I see on the surface, the things that everyone notices and admires about you, qualities, capabilities and a wonderful smile that you put on on the dating site obviously connected to a warm and loving heart; these things set you apart from everyone else. But it may also be the big things ... the person you really are that I hope to know more someday.
I really do miss you online..
So tell me more about your past love life.. Have you been hurt before?? Tell me more about yourself..
Till then, I will look forward to hearing from you soon