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Dating scammer John Larry


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Name: John Larry


He goes by the name 'Dulla', from Forest Hills,Culver City, California, He is suppose to be working inBurkina Faso, but has a postal address for his 'secretary', Awal Tinkler, LG 142, Legon Accra, Ghana

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I met him on and reported him to them.


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2007-10-22, 19:36:17   (updated: )
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2007-11-16, 09:55:27
anonymous from United States  
This guy scammed me for almost $1,000.00. He sent me the exact emails he sent someone else on the scammer website. I hope someone is able to bust this man for doing this. I also met him on PerfectMatch.

It feels horrible to be hurt in this way.
2007-11-27, 12:54:53
This guy is now scamming under the name Ken - STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCAMMER HE TALKS A GOOD TALK!!! BUT HE IS A TERRIBLE PERSON.
2008-03-20, 03:02:39
anonymous from Germany  
I also was contacted by this guy. He used the name 'Awal Tinkler' and the postal address is the same as above:
Awal Tinkler, LG 142, Legon Accra, Ghana
He wants me to send some money via western union. Lucky that i found this comment from John. Thkx
2008-12-01, 17:52:07
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Well it would seem that John Larry is an intriguing name, I received an email from this person with appaling grammer asking for my bridal flowers, the text was almost non-sensical to be honest and as with such mails I always google them for scammers, and found this site.
Anyway Please find the following, it certainly gave me a laugh..I`m still waiting for John Larry to contact would seem he doesnt fancy parting with money as hes soo silent ....ahh well..L

Dear Customer,
Am Mr.John Larry .Am Interested In Purchasing A Silk Wedding Flowers And i Was Told You Can Be Of Assistance To Me Purchase The A Silk Wedding Flowers. I Want You To Email Me Back With The Sales Price On The Silk Wedding Flowers So We Can Proceed With The Order..Thanks And Hope My Request Will Be Given Its Favorable Attention.Awaiting For Your Soonest Response.
John Larry

(my reply)
Dear John Larry;
This is a rather odd email, there appears to be no direct enquiry for any sort or type of silk wedding flower arrangement.
If this is a genuine enquiry then I would suggest looking at the website for ideas.

Thank You.

(his reply)

Thanks for the mail.Meanwhile i will like to order 150 Units of the Swarovski Crystal Rose 'Star-Burst' Wedding Bouquet' kindly get back to me here with the total cost on that. Excluding shipping cost as i will recommend a shipping company for pick up.Hope to hear from you soon.
John Larry
Warm Regards.

Notice how hes getting cosy now....
(my reply, and bare in mind that all over my website I state that I handmake each item, I`m not a wholesaler!)
Dear John;
Thank you for the email. I will have to check if I can get the exact rose again, have you got a time frame that you would want the bouquets by?
I hand make each bouquet.
The total price for 150 bouquets @£45.00 each = grand total of £6750.00
I want to ensure that you know that I make each of the bouquets by hand, they are not wholesale and ready made.

Regarding shipping, if you have your own arrangements that is fine, however Royal Mail registered Parcel post works perfectly well and the parcels can be tracked just as easily.

(his reply..and here sad section so that I feel sorry for him..rhe.. and the Ghana connection....)

Thank you for your prompt response.
for now am out of the country and with my wife in Paris-France because she has been admitted in a hospital there,
I would prefer to come to your store for the pick up of the goods but at this moment i will not be able to come due to the condition of my wife ,
so i will be glad if you could do me a favor and contact giant freight so they can pick up the goods from your location on my behalf and proceed with the shipment to our newly opened firm in Ghana
Kindly Get me the shipping cost from giant freight,
below is the delivery address and the contact email to giant freight
140 Saha St
Contact email to giantfreight
Name: Delight fiakwadzo
I would like you to get back to me with the total price together with the shipping cost,
so that i can provide you with my credit card information for you to bill it for the total amount of the order plus the shipping cost then arrange the pick up today.hope to hear from you soon..
Mr John Larry

(My reply..and I`m chuckling away at the hospital routine and as i live in the uk I suspect I realise where Paris had not occured to me think he was refering to Paris texas thats for sure..rhe!)

Dear Mr Larry;
I have not been in touch with the shipping company, unfortunately I do not deal directly with shipping companies other than Royal Mail and as you have the email address and details of the company and are Emailing me, it is entirely possible for you to email the shipper and then deal directly with them yourself.

I might add that 'Giant Freight' are in Alexandria which is in Egypt.

As per my last email the amount is £6,750.00 in total without shipping.

I will require 50% of this amount to clear in the bank prior to making these bouquets and the final amount to be paid in full prior to postage / shipping.

I do not deal in sale or return nor wholesale prices, nor do any of my hand-made items get posted unless they have been fully paid for.
You also say that you wish to arrange pick up today, as previously mentioned I 'Hand Make' each item, and so this is entirely impossible.
To make 150 bouquets will take me 2 weeks.

My best regards to your poorly wife.

Shall I send the paypal request to your email address for £3,375.00 now?

And that folks is as they say..that... I`m so sad..john larry hasnt contacted me again I feel that I ought to send a money request but have this suspicious feeling that it will go unpaid..

Remember this..IF it looks good, its possibly not good..and if it looks too good then its deadly.
Scammers only exist because people fall for this garbage time and time again..
Google has a search facility.. run the email..or type a portion of the post.. you would be surprised how often the same text is sent...
Failing all this... right click your email!!! you can trace it back.

Meanwhile I await a marriage proposal and or the money ...L

2009-01-05, 23:31:43
anonymous from United States  
This Picture looks like a guy who sent me an IM from myspace. His name was Dex, but I can't remember anything else about him, just told him I didn't know him and wasn't interested in chatting with him. Just to let you know another place he has 'visited'
2009-01-29, 05:44:17   (updated: 2009-01-29, 05:46:17)
anonymous from Australia  
Thanks so much for the detailed quote about John Larry.....we are a new small business and we got the same emails word for word but was asking about one particular product we carry. We could have lost thousands if not for this....again thanks!!
2009-01-30, 11:51:43
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Keep up the good work you guys!

Well done!

2009-03-03, 19:15:53
anonymous from Australia  
It looks like he is now going by the email (as of 1 hour ago)
2009-03-10, 01:25:04
anonymous from Australia  
I've also had an approach from Rev.Richard White ( with a word-for-word similar email. The only differences were the product and the shipping agent is rather than Giant Freight. If you Google the address - 140 Saha St Nima, Accra Ghana it looks like he has used the same address many times.

I was tempted to give him the address ofthe local police station as a pickup address.
2009-04-20, 01:56:33
anonymous from Australia  
Thank God I found this site.

I was contacted by a 'Rev. Richard White' who has bad grammar as mentioned above.

He too has requested 1000 soaps bars from me. Don't know why he couldn't contact a wholesaler.

He has given me the following details:

'Kindly Get me the shipping cost from, below is the delivery address and the contact email to
140 Saha St
Nima, Accra
Ghana, 00233
Contact email to
E mail:
Name:Mr. Clerk
I would like you to get back to me with the total price together with the shipping cost, so that i can provide you with my credit card information for you to bill it for the total amount of the order plus the shipping cost then arrange the pick up today. hope to hear from you soon..
Rev. Richard White...

2009-07-07, 23:11:40
anonymous from Australia  
Seems he is now going by the name of Gideon White...

this is the email he sent me....

Dear Owner,
My name is Mr. Gideon White and I am interested in ordering some of your Blue Pyrenees I want to know if you do have the Blue Pyrenees in stock available for sale if yes please respond back to me with a costs for each of the including tax without shipping and if no please respond back to me with some of the Sizes of Blue Pyrenees that you have in stock available for sale. I await for your quick respond.

Your's Faithful,
Mr. Gideon.
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