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2008-12-21, 12:09:05
anonymous  
Yes he got me too.. he also goes by the name jones, larry and peter on myspace and one of his profiles show way from 2005...this guy been doing this for a long ass time now...but the stupid thing about it is that he never deleted his old profiles he went under as jones, larry, and peter...he's stupid.. at least delete your old profiles before u do a new one..
2009-01-05, 10:01:07
gerbee1959@att.net from Dallas, United States  
I just would like to know how to get these sob's. He tried to scam me. If anyone has any ideas, I am open to hear.
2009-01-05, 10:07:51
gerbee1959@att.net from Dallas, United States  
I just would like to know how to get these sob's. He tried to scam me. If anyone has any ideas, I am open to hear.
2009-01-15, 14:44:54
anonymous from United States  
Dang this thread is two years old and still active????. He's amking his rounds as Frank Powell on all the XXXpeoplemeet dot com circuit
2009-01-16, 19:25:54
anonymous from United States  
'This fool never stops! ROTFLMFAO!'

Smiles Darren


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Jan 16, 2009 8:16 PM Flag as Spam or Report Abuse [?] Subject:
Good lookign
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How are u doing today?hope u cool?well I am darren smith by name and i m just searching on myspace here when i came across your nice and Loving profile.Infact your picz nearly make me loss my thought but i thank God that i am okay now.....
Seeing u is love at first sight to me and i feel like i havent meet a girl ever in my Life.
Well i would love to know more about u and if u dont mind me,u can send me an e-mail or im on pdsmith02@yahoo.com.....
Holla back....
Love darren




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2009-01-26, 15:18:36
anonymous from Brazil  
hello, I am Brazilian, I am 32 years old, and I did that I announce to find a person that accepts to have a relationship I seriate and durable. if he/she has some interesting and interested woman it would like to be contacted ailsondutra@netconta.com.br ailsondutra@hotmail.com

hello, eu sou Brasileiro, tenho 32 anos, e fiz esse anuncio para poder encontrar uma pessoa que aceite ter um relacionamento serio e duradouro. se tiver alguma mulher interessante e interessada gostaria de ser contactado ailsondutra@netconta.com.br ailsondutra@hotmail.com
2009-01-30, 13:46:18
anonymous  
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I have reason to believe this myspace profile might be an imposter. He contacted me and was extremely polite and low keyed at first. But it fits the typical MO: insisting on yahoo messenger, long flowery e-mails (which I really didn't even read), no other myspace friends. After about a month of flirtation, would I wire a few thousand dollars to Nigeria to help with a business deal gone bad? NO! I can not judge this person. The truth is I really was not interested in the man in this profile, I am fearful about losing my own job. So I went along thinking that maybe if the guy checked out I could learn to love him. Furthermore, although these sentiments will probably be very unpopular here, I simply can pass no judgements. The same scum bankers that caused the U.S. crisis have been bleeding developing nations dry for decades. How many people know that just a few years ago, for every $1 that was sent to the '3rd World, in aid' they were forced to send $1.3 dollars back to the richest nations via the World Bank in the form of debt and interest. Rock starts like Bono helped change the policy somewhat. Still in countries like Haiti right now, people are reduced to eating mudcakes with vegetable oil and salt while the government must pay 1 million dollars EVERY WEEK to service its loans. Want to know how to stop scammers? Research all the ways these countries were financially raped by the power-elite of the world. My heart doesn't break for myself, but for how these obviously smart and talented people have to do this kind of thing to survive. What a waste of talent.

Certainly I am not defending anyone who plays with hearts. It is a rotten thing to do. But it disgust me no more than the way advertisers play with our psyches to sell products. We won't be loved if we are not thin, or young or buy their crap. And rather than be outraged at this, we buy the products of those who exploit our insecurities. If we educated ourselves to the way we are manipulated by the media on a daily basis, if our self esteem wasn't based on someone else's definition of 'perfect,' we probably would not be so vulnerable to these scammers and their silly romantic come ons.

I don't mean to cause anyone any further pain. It is probably easier for me because I didn't send any money. I just feel a bit foolish because at the end I did let my guard down a bit. The American public has lost its inner compass. It will take BS from Dr. Phil (another con man if I ever saw one); since I am a social scientist, I am just sharing a perspective that has helped me a great deal in my life.

Here is the myspace profile I suspect is a fraud. And I know everyone here knows that this man in the photo is probably another victim. His name probably is NOT William Atkins and he has no idea his pics are being used this way.

www.myspace.com/431282451



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2009-02-05, 15:50:53
anonymous from United Kingdom  
HELLO LADIES,
I AM IN SHOCK,NEVER KNW THIS EXISTED.MET KELVIN COLEMAN ON NETLOG UK (KELVINCOLEMAN54),WHITE BRIT ENGINEER IN nigeria,fell in love dating on line.Went out to meet him in Lagos last week,black national was waiting for me ,got bad vibe and flew home immed.Since found out there is no Kelvin Coleman of Setraco,PORT HARCOURT in Nigeria.GOd knows there plans for me.Sent him money,his ofshore account was in probs so bailed him out.Then he asked me to deposit money for him,and to return it thru the western union.Please help me,im losing my mind I need to know who the innocent guy in the picture is.amandaottley@hotmail.co.uk


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2009-02-05, 15:58:46   (updated: 2009-02-05, 16:00:36)
anonymous from United Kingdom  

Hi
Im still in shock ,ben conned by white guy engineer workin in NIGERIA for Setraco in Port Harcort,we met on Netlog UK, KELVINCOLEMAN54,and dated on line I fell in love. Went out ot meet him last week in Nigeria and was met instead by 2 Nigerian nationals,got bad vibe and returned home. Since discovered there is no Kelvin Coleman working for Setraco, and the phone number belong to a local guy. Iv lost money,and gave him my bank details as he said he would send me cash,still waiting. Im devastated and do lov ethis guy,I know this is a case of identity theft.PLEASE HELP ME
amandaottley@hotmail.co.uk
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2009-02-11, 06:03:46
anonymous from Syrian Arab Republic  
Oh the real one with that pic' is in turkey and his name is Richard Handy Smith where he went to hide himself cuz he's very ashame of himself................. that's funny..............Lol
2009-02-11, 06:15:00
anonymous from Syrian Arab Republic  
Oh the real one with that pic' is in turkey and his name is Richard Handy Smith where he went to hide himself cuz he's very ashame of himself................. that's funny..............Lol
2009-02-11, 11:37:10
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Some good news for you all!!

007



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2009-02-11, 11:37:58
anonymous from United Kingdom  
...and some more!!

007


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2009-02-15, 16:51:25
anonymous from United Kingdom  

To annonymous in Syria
you laugh and find this funny,you dont need to post here as this is not comedy central. Go watch cartoons,they might be more suitable for your intelligence.
2009-02-25, 22:29:46
anonymous  
Another scam artist to be aware of is a guy calling himself Chris Morgan. He goes by chrismorgan22@yahoo.com.

I met him on a legit website. He asked me for my yahoo ID. We IMed for the first time in Feburary. Three days later, based on the one IM, he wrote the following to me:

'Dear,

Some of the most superb feelings and tingling emotions come from what love an Angel, such as yourself, and I make. Our world, as we have come to see it, has no bearing and an infinite boundary when we are locked lips to lips lol. No one person can sever that bond of nothing but pure affection and intimate passion. We are the Angels of Our Heaven and with merely our names to live with. A name, which consists of nothing more than symbols of a language taken for granted. I would soon rather speak nothing. A true test of love of which we have to accomplished merely by the elucidation in our eyes.

Earth moves with such apathy that only Our Heaven can keep the pace of our devotion for one another. As slow as the heart beat of a goliath at rest. Why would the world seem so passive? I believe it is a chance for us to make our own time to spend together. It is love. It is what binds the thoughts of all beings trying to understand it. It appears that you and I can still fall into love, without having looked for it. This is Heaven and we are the Angels of Our Name....I really miss chating with you.I will like to know more about you,You seems nice and lovely,wish God can answer my prayers this time.I really like you,and I wanna develop true love with you.Miss you once more

Affection Always,

Your Heaven's Angel
Chris'


Turns out that if you put all of that in Google, it's some generic poem that you can find on any love poem site.

But that was not enough. On the same day (still only three days from the first day we IMed):

'Hey, Honey ... I miss you. I'm just here thinking about you, like I always do. I hope you're as happy as me; The thought of you in my arms right now sounds so good to me. I just want you to know how much I fellings I have for you.Thinking of you always

Ever since the first time I chat with you, I miss you every second of my life. I knew I found someone special. I will always remember how sweet and nice you are.ever since I chat with you, I would smile and I was happy from that point on....

Chris.'

Then this one within minutes of the two above:

'Before you came into my life, I had given up on ever finding my soul mate; the one person who could set my heart on fire with just one look. I thought that was the stuff of silly, dime store romance novels. Was I wrong!!! When you sent your 1st mail at perfect match saying Hi morgan...

I fell in love with you,when yousent a msg and say.. Hi morgan when i looked at your pic.I was like who is this beautifulangel, but I was so afraid of letting you in and being hurt again.but I pray,God will anwser my prayers . I cannot imagine what my life would be Heart breaks all the time?. Falling asleep in your arms every night and waking up with smiles beside you each morning is how I want to spend the rest of my life... Every day that goes by, i always think of you I fall deeper and deeper Thinking of you. I know there will never be anyone else for me, for everyone would pale in comparison to you and what you make me feel. Thank you, Sweetheart, for healing my broken heart. Thank you for making me believe in miracles.

Chris.'

He IMed me to ask me what I thought of the emails. I told him that there was no way he could have all of those feelings for someone he had never met. . . after a little while, he said he had to go -- to 'tidy up.'

So this guy says he is from Spain. I discovered this in our first and second IM, but it wasn't easy. For every question I asked, he had a love quote that had no bearing on the conversation. Being from Spain made sense at first because his spelling is horrible. But then when I wrote him in spanish, he could not respond. He says he is a widower and his wife died three years ago in London. He claims that he has a daughter named Amanda and that she is 16. He says that he is an importer/exporter of diamonds and gold. Parents are dead and he does not like talking about them. I mentioned that his name did not sound Spanish. He said that it's Christian Raul Morgan. His Mom is apparently American and his father is Spanish. Father gave him 'Raul'. The thing is that Raul is seldom ever used as a last name in Spain. It is a typical first name. He is supposedly from Madrid and moved to the U. S. when his father died to take over his father's business. He says he lives in Brooklyn. Shortly after he IMed me the first time, he said that he was going on a business trip to China. So, as a result, it would be some time before it would be possible to meet.


Several days later after no communication, I received this one (also from lovingyou.com or one of those cheesy websites):

'Hi Sweetheart, I wanted to say something special about you; I wanted to do something simply to show you how proud I am of the love I have for you and that I'm not afraid to announce it to the world. I want the world to know how I am in love with you and how much you mean to me. Every day my love for you grows and it gets stronger and stronger. It's such an overwhelming feeling to be this much in love.Not minding we haven't seen each other or talk to each other.

I know I don't tell you everyday, but you are the most beautiful woman I know for now, both on the inside as well as the outside. Your beauty is so captivating! It's not even possible for me to stop thinking about you even for a minute; you are always on my mind. You do something to me... something so indescribable there are no words that I can say that can even give you the slightest clue as to how much I cares for you.You are an angel You have truly made me the happiest man on earth; I have never ever been happier in all my life for so long . I have no clue as to what I did to be so, so lucky and I will be eternally grateful for you and the love and happiness you give to me. I will never stop loving you.or thinking about you all day if you promise the same.Pls.lets say no to heart breaks and face the world together as one.Be a good and lovely woman.I will give you the best in life.These I promise.Miss you and can't wait to see you lovely face .
Chris.'

Within minutes of that one, I received this one (also from the internet -- lovingyou.com or one of those websites):

'Let me start by saying that I thank God every night since I found you. You came into my life when everything seemed so dark but you provided the light to find my way. I've never been so certain of anything in my life like I am of us. You have totally changed my outlook in life and I thank you for that. I never thought that i could love someone like you , but guess what? I love you . I feel as if I'm walking over clouds just thinking about you. You make my life complete. I know you've said we could do foolish things while in love, but you know what? With you I wouldn't mind being a fool for the rest of my life. I love you so much and I know with Time you are gonna love me too. I know that others looking into our relationship might think that I AM saying too many foolish things too soon but they just don't know how I feel about you There's nothing foolish about the things I've told you, I meant every word I said. I love you, I love you so much. Today I promise you that I would do anything in my power to make you a great person, outstanding motherr and loving wife BY GOD GRACE BECAUSE I KNOW HE WILL MAKE IT FOR ME
. I LOVE YOU!!
CHRIS.'

Maybe three days after the one above, he IMs. For everything I said, he would respond with some weird love quote:'What's a relationship without a little risk and faith' or 'Once in awhile right in the middle of an ordinary life love gives us a fairy tale' or 'Everytime I think of you, I'm sad. Everytime I hear you're name, I'm mad. But everytime I think of how you made me feel, I'm glad.' Another one is: 'When you love a woman, you see your world inside her eyes.'

I am totally bewildered because these statements make no sense anyway much less in the middle of a perfectly mundane conversation about one's day. So, this time, I began lifting the phrases from the IM and plopping them into Google. Sure enough -- 'lovingyou.com' comes up. And then this website. It turns out that all of this platitudes come from one email that I read on this site.

I googled his yahoo ID and found that he was a member of 12 different websites in the U. S., Romania, China, Italy, South Africa and other places. In some of them, he is 5'10 and in another, 5'9' and then yet another, 6'0'.

We never got to the place where he asked me for money -- but I don't doubt that it was coming. I was nice but skeptical from the start. And the whole charade lasted for about 10 days with many days in between where I did not hear from him. When I busted him this morning, he responded by abruptly signing off IM without so much of a 'see ya.' But now that I have seen what these guys do, thank god I figured this out.

I put all the emails in here so that you can compare and make sure that you stay away from this guy.

I am going to try to post a picture.





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