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Name: Alan Armstrong
Address: 6 HOPE CRESENT GOVERNMENT RESERVATION AREA BENIN CITY EDO STATE, NIGERIA
PH: UK 44-703-5902-664
NIGERIA PH: 2347034623334
Other Comments: I know I had submitted my scammer two days ago and wasn't sure but I AM SURE now my scammer is using the name of ALAN ARMSTRONG all the information given to me adds up to the profile of a NIGERIAN SCAMMER.
I met 'Alan' through Match.com received a very nice short email with the photos of a handsome warm hearted looking man on June 8 2008. I felt hook and sinker for it. I was innocent and naive about these dating/romance scammers. I am very SAD and heartbroken about it. This is what his profile showed:
'A relationship starts with a step forward, Are you ready to step Forward?'
45 year old man
Greater Manchester, UK
1 daughter (later introduced with photos as KELLY)
Occupation: Petroleum Engineer
Oil and gas Industries
He gave me a telephone number in the UK 44-703-5902-664.
When I called him one day after he said I should feel free to call anytime, weird things happened. got disconnected, somehow the voice on the telephone was not as I Imagined the voice of the sweet face man would be, deep voice with a slight french accent, at first he would not really speak as clearly, his voice sounded even more attractive to me.
We immediately at his request got on YAHOO IM and our romance took off rather quickly between our conversations on IM and a number of emails with beautiful loving words, the greatest romance ever........I FELT completely FOR IT.
For almost two months now, our fervent love was going so well.......with plans of meeting each other in my country......after he returns from a project/job in NIGER-DELTA. AFRICA.
ALL was going great for me...-so I thought -.....until while in Nigeria his daughter had an accident falling off a stair case..........'and the most horrible thing is that I do not have enough money to pay the hospital bill'.
POOR me ....so in love sent him money to pay off the bill.. his undying love for me continues.......... We have continued to be in touch and for the last two weeks at least he encountered a new problem paying the VAT taxes (Value Added Taxes) for his pay check, before he can return to the UK and needs me to help him with US$10,000.00 !!!! for his salary payment of US$500,000 - sent me a 'copy' of the pay out order.
With a name like ALAN ARMSTRONG fron the UK I believed everything he said and because of this I've given him a number of my photos, my real addresses, he knows I am real and my profession is for real.!!!
My suspicions grew to my alarm after I started checking the poetic romantic phrases he wrote me on YIM and in his email messages........and to my dismay I found the majority of them in websites like LOVINGYOU.COM, MERE MORTALS, ROMANCESCAM.COM verbatim almost every word, with the exception of the first two emails, where he shows more spelling mistakes, the rest of the messages are all great copy paste jobs. Almost nothing he has said to me came from him directly!!
His writings are not original the smooth talker is good at copy / pasting.
I am unto him, now........but MY GOD how much it hurts me to realize my KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR IS NOTHING but a smooth operator scammer, in NIGERIA........probably from NIGERIA.
Below i share his last email, after I am stalling on sending him the US$10,000 asking him to send me a recent photo of him and his daugher together as proof of life and confirm his ID so I can go ahead and send him the money.........
My queen ....
Thanks for your mail, i have really miss talking to you this morning,......I know that neither one of us had in mind that we would meet someone on the Internet and fall in love but it has happened. And for that, I have no regrets. In fact, it is one of the best things that has ever happened to me in years. For this, and what has happened to us and between us I have you to thank.
For the past months, you have brought so much joy to me that words can never explain... you have brought so much life back into a lifeless body and we have not even met face to face. I know and realize what it is to LOVE again and to feel loved.
I never thought it would last this long, but it has. This is a clear indication that we have so much in common and we are building on something that is real. I hope we get the chance to see this thing through,....honey as you said in your mail you beleive in me,.. i beleive in you too all we need here is trust and good faith not proves and daught.....honey you mean the world to me i have vowed to God that i want to spend the rest of my life loving you everyday
There have been hard times, bad times and good times, but with that comes lonely times. We have reached new and higher grounds with what we have shared in the past months, and I would do it all over again with you if I had to. I have no regrets.
I am sending you this to let you know that I have been sent an angel to be with me, and you are that angel.
Please understand that we have so much to give to each other and I look forward to that day. I believe it is closer now than ever before. It is just that there may be a few more obstacles that we need to clear up, and I think you know what I am talking about. Besides that, we can and I know we will survive,...please honey if you love me like you said you will help me without daught....i am here to join my faith with your's honey....please dont let me down nobody else in this world know how we truely feel for each other
I do love you
His original first email:
How are you doing today, i hope you are having a nice day.I am Alan Armstrong i am from United Kingdom and i am a petroleum engineer,i just joined the site in search of love then i saw your profile which really captivated my attention, I like to get to understand who you are what you want our of life and a relationship, I believe from what i read in your profile.Your best feature is your heart, I saw so much light in you that I was drawn to mail you. You are so lighthearted and your smile so full of joy, i know that love can not bring understanding but understanding can bring about love, i believe there is a lot we need to learn from each orther, they say a bird at hand is better than thousand in the sky, i will love to know what you want as a person, right from the first time i saw you i knew there is a connection between us you can contact be with my personal email account as i do not come on this site offen alanarms1//AT//yahoo/./com. I hope to hear from you soon
I have more email messages, and saved YIM conversations.........HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS PHOTO BEFORE........DOES ANYONE KNOW THIS GUY?
PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG!!
I suggested to him to seek help at the BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER but he says they cannot help because he is there on a consultant basis, the bristish ambassador is on leave..........he also given me a telephone number in NIGERIA where I have spoken to him a couple of times...........HE HAS A SEXY DEEP VOICE WITH A SLIGHT FRENCH ACCENT.
Today we are still in touch through YIM and I still have received more loving messages, but now his main focus of conversation is my supporting him with paying this TAX.
There is no doubt ALAN scammed me of $1,100 plus western union charges. paid in NIGERIA with Francs, approximately 453,000 + francs.
As soon as he arrived in AFRICA he was on YIM and gave me this phone number in NIGERIA 2347034623334
ADDRESS IN NGA: 6 HOPE CRESENT GOVERNMENT RESERVATION AREA BENIN CITY EDO STATE.
BANK ADDRESS: SKYE BANK # 2 FORESTRY ROAD BENIN CITY
Loosing the money HURTS but what HURST more is the emotional disappointment of falling in love with someone who is NOT REAL and will never be part of my real world. He doesn't know how much I know now about his scam. I need to stop all communication but I need to do it SAFELY as he has my information.
It helps to keep in mind that the photos of this man are in all likelihood stolen with the real owner not even aware of this!! But that the man behind YIM and the sexy voice is a NIGERIAN posing as someone else.
It is difficult for me to share this BUT I want to help someone else AVOID being the victim of this SCUMBAG SCAMMER FROM NIGERIA.
The first 2 photos were in his MATCH.COM PROFILE. He gave me the 3rd PHOTO. The last Photo is the one he is using now on YAHOO IM. I have examined the photo closely and it is the photo of the same person.
YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGING AND APPRECIATED.
Painfully aware of a scammer........but fighting back the SCUMBAGS...
Many thanks to the one who has written the story, I do not know her name but I am Spanish too. Woman in Vigo, I must thank you so much for the information, you have saved my life as I was falling in love with the bloke, exactly the same story, same photographs....thank goodness I was just in the fase of falling in love with him. I rang him once to his mobile 447035902664, exactly the same deep voice with a french accent, same emails, same nice words copy-pasted.....I have got him right on line now.
I was a bit scared and surfed the net for two reasons: first, when we talked, there was a big gap between my questions and his answers which only could mean two things: either he was taliking to someone else or he was checking spelling mistakes.......suspicious.
Thank you again unknown woman, you have saved my life, you should go to the police to sue him. Please woman, do it to help other women not to be stolen of.
I copy-paste his last email
Compliment of the day to you....i want you to know that i pray for you everyday i pray for our love ,I have not met you in person but i believe we have met in some other ways that's you may not know: hey don't border disturbing your mind with my crazy thinking is just that i wish we can get to know more about our self..you know life can be cruel but when it all comes together there is no moment as sweet as that. That is how I feel about meeting you. some how you rekindled the flame in me called love. You have given one more reason to look forward to tomorrow. Now, you are a significant part of my life and I look forward to the day when we can make it permanent....In life, we receive a wonderful opportunity, and that is to love. Love comes in many forms. You love people in different ways and for different reasons, depending upon how they have touched your life. Love is a very powerful word and can describe a multitude of feelings, but its main context carries the same meaning.... I care about you so much. about your kindness, for your caring and giving nature, for your nice heart - both inner and outer, and most of all I about you because you are you. The fact that you show me who you really are and not what you think I may want. Sweetie, let this letter be a testament to my true feelings for you. The whole world can see and know how I feel for you...I truly feel blessed that you have become a part of my life and I cannot wait for the day that we can join our lives together. I want to be next to you at night and fall asleep in your arms, only to wake to your beautiful smile,........I want to share in your joys and sorrows. I want to be your everything... You are the one I want to share everything with - my thoughts, hopes and dreams. Thinking of you makes my heart feel full. You are such a source of inspiration for me. I will forever be indebted to you for all you have brought to my life. So, to repay you, I promise you my heart and all the love in it......., i know its just a little while we met but it feels like i have know you for over 20 years.......i really want to grow what we have here kiss kiss honey
Much Love from
Anybody who gets in contact with this man should go to the police. Many thanks again
anonymous from Spain
The last email written by an Australian woman is rubbish, it is simple something he himself wrote as I told him what I had found on the net. Instead of getting ansious and angry as a man in love would (so he said) he simply said if I wanted to believe it, it was my bussiness and cut me off. He is really a NIGERIAN SCAMMER which does not want to loose his source of income, of course.
Anybody surfing the net, who can read this, please, DO NOT BELIEVE HIM. He is an invention and steals money from lonely women. Believe me. Pay attention to his way of writing and you will understand what I say. Check the web sites, do more research or get in contact with the police. Please, he is a fraud.
Attached there is a picture of 'his garden' that was sent to me not long time ago. It is just to add a bit more stupidity to what he said.
Be alert wome, be alert!!!!
[hidden] from United States
I have encountered a internet scammer as well. I am going thru a divorce and was just looking to chat online. There is a guy that was very nice to me. His name is Mack Jones. I met him on loveandseek.com it's supposed to be a Christian site. So I did not think nothing of it. I started to notice a lot about love, he kept writing me all about how much he loved me. He did not know me!
So I started to get suspicious. I started to ask him more and more questions that he would not answer or could not answer. The first two e-mails were normal in that they had some misspelled words, but looked like they came from his heart. Then he got very angry when I started to ask more questions. He claims to be born here in the US raised in Russia. His mom & dad died in a car crash when he was 4 yrs old etc....He said he is a contractor finishing a overhead bridge in Nigeria and would be back in the USA by Aug 24 2008.This coming up sunday. He said he could not wait to meet me and wanted my address. I DID NOT give it to him.
He did mention something about some militant group kidnapped some oil workers and they were being held for ransom, and that they were demanding $500,000.00.
He also told me that he was divorced and that his ex wife had died awhile back and he now has his 7 yr old son to take care of. His name is Sean.
After really getting more suspicious I went to google and had copied some of the verbiage that he had written to me in e-mail format and pasted it to the browser. Guess what most of the words that were written had been plagiarized. Almost nothing was real.
So yes, this guy who ever he is, is also a scammer. He may very well also be Morgan Smith,
This was one of the first e-mails:
just thinking about you ,Let me start by saying that I thank God who made it possible for me to found you. You came into my life when everything seemed so dark. I've never been so certain of anything in my life like I'am now. i know that God sent you to change my outlook in life and I thank him for that. I feel as if I'm walking over clouds just thinking about you. You make my life complete. But you know what? With you I wouldn't mind being a fool for the rest of my life. I love you . I know that others looking into our relationship might think that am saying too many foolish things too soon but they just don't know how i feel about U. There's nothing foolish about the things I've told you, I meant every word I said. I love you. I promise you that I would do anything in my power to make you a great woman, I LOVE YOU.
This was another e-mail:
How are you doing my queen? I saw you last night in my dreams, I saw you on the pier. The wind was blowing through your hair, and your eyes held the fading sunlight. I was speechless as I watched you leaning against the rail. You are beautiful, I thought as I saw you, a vision that I could never find in anyone else. I slowly began to walk toward you, and when you finally turned to me, I noticed that others had been watching you as well. 'Do you know her?' they asked me in jealous whispers, and as you smiled at me I simply answered with the truth, 'Better than I know myself.'
I stop when I reach you and I take you in my arms. I long for this moment more than any other. It is what I live for, and when you return my embrace, I give myself over to this moment, at peace once again. I raise my hand and gently touch your cheek and you tilt your head and close your eyes. My hands are hard and your skin is soft, and I wonder for a moment if you'll pull back, but of course, you don't. I know that this is the moment I have been waiting for, and I pray that the moment will come true.
Take care.........i love you.........
And one more e-mail:
My queen i want you to know in life we receive a wonderful opportunity, and that is to love. Love comes in many forms. You love people in different ways and for different reasons, depending upon how they have touched your life. Love is a very powerful word and can describe a multitude of feelings; I want you to know that our meeting is not by mistake…
I want to tell you that the love I will have for you is undying. It is a love that is strong and enduring and will stand the test of time. I truly feel blessed that you have become a part of my life and I cannot wait for the day that we can join our lives together. I want to lie next to you at night and fall asleep in your arms, only to wake to your beautiful smile. I want to share in your joys, I want to be your everything in life.
I know that GOD sent you to bring out the best in me. You are the one I want to share everything with - my thoughts, hopes and dreams. Thinking of you now makes my heart feel full. You are such a source of inspiration for me now. I will forever be indebted to you for all you have brought to my life. So, to repay you, I promise you my heart and all the love in it for the rest of my life, I will never hurt you or cheat on you
You mean the world to me now and I care about you so deeply, you have been in my mind at work today, I can't afford putting you in my thought every seconds...
I love you and you will be my world. You are the sweetest and you will be the most precious woman in my life. All my life I prayed for someone like you and I thank God that I finally found you. Love, promise me that you will always be mine?????????? I know in my heart our love will never die. You will always be a part of me and I am a part of you indefinitely. I don't find enough words to describe how I feel about you now..............
So I hope this helps other women to not get scammed by the same guy or guys. Let's be aware and maybe go back to just talking to people in person that we meet instead of relying on the internet to fill our void.
MANY THANKS TO THE WOMAN IN VIGO FOR YOUR COMMENTS. I needed to hear this from someone else who has met ALAN ARMSTRONG to whom he gave same information as I had. Many thanks for your post. He is the SCAMMER that broke my heart.............
ALAN ARMSTRONG in NOTHING but a scammer from NIGERIA. His daughter KELLY does not exists. She is a figment of his imagination.
I agree with you that the comment posted by the Australian woman is ALAN himself
Or whatever his real name may be posting that comment - it is RUBISH - RUBISH. I have also read about him on www.romancescam.com and from there I gather ALAN ARMSTRONG is one of other ALIASES he uses to lure victims into his wicked games of scamming. He may also go by Elijah James. ALAN never lived in the UK, never had a home there and never had a garden in that house!!
The same email you posted I received from him - exact same one:
Below I share part of his last email to me:
'Last night, in my dreams, I saw you on the pier. The wind was blowing through your hair, and your eyes held the fading sunlight. I was speechless as I watched you leaning against the rail. You are beautiful, I thought as I saw you, a vision that I could never find in anyone else. I slowly began to walk toward you, and when you finally turned to me, I noticed that others had been watching you as well. 'Do you know her?' they asked me in jealous whispers, and as you smiled at me I simply answered with the truth, 'Better than I know myself,....I stop when I reach you and I take you in my arms. I long for this moment more than any other. It is what I live for, and when you return my embrace, I give myself over to this moment, at peace once again. I raise my hand and gently touch your cheek and you tilt your head and close your eyes. My hands are hard and your skin is soft, and I wonder for a moment if you'll pull back, but of course, you don't. I know that this is the moment I have been waiting for, and I pray that the moment never ends.
This is a poem that ALAN likes to use it can be found in several sites and blogs in the internet by doing a search in google and so it is for the many emails I received from him
YOU HAVE SEEN these are NOT ORIGINAL WRITINGS FROM ALAN ARMSTRONG
Another one of his emails july 25 2008
You have been the highlight of my life. When I sleep, I dream of you, when I work, we work together, when your heart beats, mine beats with yours. we have something special going for us and i know with time and dedication we will make our dreams a reality; not one day has gone by without me thinking of you. I think of you, and the biggest smile comes across my face, I feel warm all over and my heart still skips a beat for you whenever we have the chance to talk. Sweetheart, just looking into your eyes still makes me feel like the first day we met. I have the same dream we both want, and that's to fall in love with our bestfriend,....How I wish words could express the thoughts that I have towards you. If I should say I love you then the greater percent of my words are still unexpressed. But of course, I must say something ... my heart beats for you, and my heart longs for you,......there's this special love that I have deep within my heart. That love is only just for you. It is far greater than this planet, galaxy or universe. I wish I could show you how much you really mean to me. If I could let you feel how much I do really love you in a kiss or hug, you would only feel the surface of the love that I have for you. The only time when I can show you how much I do really love you is when we are married. For then you will see and taste how much I love you. You can hear the language of my love for you by listening to my heart; it will speak to you. You can taste the sweetest of it in a kiss and you can feel it in a hug. When you look deep into my eyes, you will see how great my love for you is. My love for you is for real and i want to give you everything you desever
It sounds that this MACK JONES is another one of ALAN ARMSTRONG ALIASES, he also liked to call me HIS QUEEN, QUEEN OF MY HEART, blah blah blah
The only way to fight back is sharing the information publicly so that we can save others from SCUMBAGS like this one and others that are out there lurking for the unsuspecting honest hard working men and women looking to meet REAL people.
I would go to the POLICE if I only knew which one, does anyone know or have a suggestion
This is another email I received from ALAN ARMSTRONG he had me going for sometime on this one…………this poem has also been sent to other women as I have come across it several times on the internet searches.
June 23 2008
Good morning my queen there is so much I want to tell you, a lot has been running through my head lately. I'm having trouble putting my thoughts into words so you will have to bare with me through this.......I keep thinking about the future, about life, and what I want out of it. I keep thinking about us and what this relationship means to me. I keep thinking about these things and I realize they go hand in hand. This relationship is my future; it's what I want out of life. I want to grow old with you. I want to experience this crazy love forever and ever, and I really think I'm going to get to. I want us to walk through new houses picking the one that would be just right for us. I want to see you walk around our house in a big t-shirt with your hair down and catch me staring at how gorgeous you are. I want to see you laugh like crazy at me when I do stupid stuff. I want to rub lotion all over your body because you laid out in the sun too long. I want to hold you when you cry and smile with you when you smile. I want to fall asleep every night with you in my arms. I want you to fall asleep on my chest listening to the beat of my heart and know it beats for you I want you to be the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see when I go to sleep. I want to see your bad morning hair; I think it will be so cute. I want to sit on the beach with you and watch the sun set, and I want all the people who pass us to envy the love that we obviously have for each other....,I want to see you walk down that isle and I want to take your hand for the rest of my life. I want to spend all night, and maybe the next day, making love to you with an undying passion (sorry to be so blunt). I want to be sixty years old and still make out with you like a little schoolboy. I want to cook a meal with you and us totally ruin it and end up doing take out. I want to sit there talking to you for hours about nothing at all but in the same time everything or maybe we won't talk at all and just grin at each other realizing how lucky we are. I want you to get mad at me for doing something stupid, and I want you to bust out laughing when you try to yell at me. I want to lay with you in front of a fireplace and keep the heat going long after the fire goes out. I want to take trips with you to places we've never been and experience them together. I want us to go skinny-dipping in a hotel pool and get caught and streak back to our hotel room waking everyone up because we're laughing so hard. I want our friends to come over and get totally jealous because they don't share a love like we do. I want us to run outside in the rain and act like total kids getting completely soaked, and when we come back in stripping down to nothing as we stumble into the bedroom, or the kitchen counter, or the balcony, or the dining room table, or an office desk, or the shower, which ever one we feel like at the time.....I want it to take your breath away every time I say, 'I love you' because you know it's coming from the heart. I want us to sit down with a box of strawberries, a bottle of chocolate syrup, and a thing of mint chocolate ice cream; well, I'll let your imagination finish that one. I want to love you and be with you for at least forever if not a little longer. I couldn't really express in words what I'm feeling right now so I decided to share with you SOME of the images and thoughts that have been running through my head....,I really am crazy about you, everything about you.
Blah blah blah blah
ALAN please get a REAL JOB and go to work like everyone else!!
I am the one who wrote about the SCAMMER that broke my heart, ALAN ARMSTRONG.
Actually what I would like to add/say here - I feel it absolutely important to point it out - is that we MUST NOT tell any of those SCUMBAGS where their information is posted as to NOT help them become more educated in the information we gather to fight back.
When we are getting rid of them because we KNOW that they are nothing but SCAMMERS we can simply say we found out on the internet but NOT WHERE. These SCUMBAGS are stealing huge amounts of money (millions) collectibly from unsuspecting women and men in different countries, creating havoc in peoples lives, not to mention the PAIN and the HURT that comes with it.
We also need to share through this type of website/forum everything we find out to help the victims FIGHT BACK.
Painfully aware of a scammer................but learning to fight back the SCUMBAGS
anonymous from United States
You asked where you can report this crime. Unfortunately, there is no jurisdiction here that can touch them in Africa, but the best place to start is at lookstoogoodtobetrue.com. This is the FBI's reporting site. You will need to file and IC3 report and then can claim some of your losses on your next year's tax return. The FBI wil then forward your information to the Interpol (International Police). Right now, that is the best you can do.
THANK YOU very much for this very important information .......at least it provides a PLACE whereto file a complaint offering us the victims a some sense of empowerment in fighting back. Even if at the end we are not able to recover the monetary loss - victims are all over creation.
Thank you for the website provided also.
Painfully aware of a Scammer...............but fighting back the SCUMBAGS
Just made the same experience... :-(
Found no words to discribe it.
I was so stupid.
anonymous from United States
Another thing worth mentioning is that if you've lost money, you can file it on your tax return and recover a portion of it. You will need to provide a copy of the report you filed with the FBI on lookstogoodtobetrue.com, but at least it's SOMETHING...