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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...
This is an older picture ,what I posted was taken a week ago and taken from his FB page, i can not see what is on his page but i can see some of his pictures. His FB page is still active .He graduated in IT so he's able to manipulate his page, and not only, but will send his name on the page so you can activated. here is his name ; Сексуальный Мужчина with superman instead of pictures. You also can find him on Anti-Scam site as Blavich Wayne, Mark Collin, Antoni Davis, or simple just google it. Also you can find him on this site as Alan Amstrong and Mark Collin. I tried to get in touch with many of woman NOTHING , nobody listens . That woman was scammed by him, demanding $ 40,000HK but she couldn't pay off only half , another half is going to pay this week until sunday, She's terrified of consequences . I warned her on FB not to send him money anymore,because it's not-as it seems to be, but she didn't listen to . She's name is Gina Rose Del Socorro from Singapore ( can't find her on FB , she's restricted ) and her answer:
'Thanks for helping me Madam..do i need to tell to my employer about my problem? They are not at home and i can't go out... Why he's roaming #s +447031747986 not in Malaysia #s. I'll do what ever you tell me and please support me whatever questions they me ask for..i will go to the police tomorrow and i will ask permision to my boss regarding this matter..this is my first time to be scammed and i'm gonna crazy with my money i sent. i don't know...i have only a little knowledge about computer... Why he's speaking good english? I'm sorry i told her about you because i'm thinking of my money and who's telling the truth, he said i have to block you and i told him yes..but i'm still communicating with you without he's knowledge.. He did not make a call yesterday and today.. What can i say if the woman will call me asking for payments? What is the best answer? She scared me too much, he doesn't know that we contacted and he said, he doesn't know you...please help me....''''
- she never went to police, more than that she blocked me on FB may not be contacted anymore.
This phone number is still active but he using only for scam . His real phone number is: +601116304993 . his e-mail address is email@example.com
The Police in Malaysia is corrupt, we all know that, I tried to find out the phone number from there but I could not. Please help me with number to can call them. Is reported to FBI.
Milagros Toralba Dismaya , another woman who has been scammed by him, her phone number is: +447741112059 and +447447938147 you can call her any time and tell her the truth , she doesn't believe me. She thought he is in UK because using UK number , but the number is redirecte .
Miss Marple sorry i made a mistake in his e-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org this is correct.A friend of mine who lives in US went to the FBI and she did report him . Seems they dont want to help us . also i'm gonna send several sites where he played and he was reported too.
this happened on 11 08 2012.. probably this site is not longer available but on it he was Buntain Graham, e-mail address: email@example.com phone number +447031744696 +447448442835
All i want is to be caught.
Miss Marple from United States
Thank you !
Ok i get the whole picture in this situation as far as i see it you have not been scammed and are a concerned friend,the thing is that you have not been scammed financially by this scammer and police wherever they may be in the world they will not help you in this as the person who makes the report of crime has to be someone who is victimized ,you can not press charges for someone else...
The other thing when it comes to victims on scams as i have helped numbers of them and from my experience i can tell it is not always a easy task ,just telling a victim to quit talking or cease connection is easier than done,lots of psychological factors plays a role in this as how long the victim has stayed in contact with the scammer how emotionally involved the victim is in the scammer ,if the person have been conned out of bigger amounts the denial steps in and it seems that it is not easy to convince a person then.Scammers do also threat and scare victims to silence .Many times the victim maybe realizing the whole thing was a scam and she or he feels shame and guilt and that can also make a person out of reach for friends and family .So that she has blocked you can be one of the reasons i mentioned here .
I checked all the info about the scammer and it is a scammer alright no doubt! and i will let everything stay here on this site ,but i hope the persons that have been scammed and comes forward and reports the scams them selves as they have all information as money asking letters,headers with IP and are victims and have been scammed out of money.
I prefer as other antiscam sites to have proofs on the scam ,money asking letters,headers with IP from the scammer is essential .I know you are concerned friend but sometimes when it comes to scams it can be very difficult too.
I know it's not good to interfere in anyone's life, but that's not what I did,I was scammed by him I've been fooled I am a victim too I know him and my friend too, This guy is terrible who almost ruined my life I lost everything that was important to me and almost my life,I don't even wish that cruel destiny to nobody. I got a lawyer,she said all i should do is to contact the FBI or Interpol they may can help me. How can i get in touch with them? After all reports wich was at Local Police and everywhere I have had a question to them : could be somebody able to help me with this issue? if there is a chance someone can direct me somewhere where i can do this? What documents i need to prove that he is a scammer? Miss Marple, i know him , my friend met him in person. I got all info about him as, phone numbers his actual address, bank account number, whole conversation he asking for money, passport number, his real name, conversation where he admit that he's a scammer emails which i post it already on Anti-scam site with URL header, western Union bills with amount sent by me, everything ! Posting pictures , e-mail addresses phone numbers leads me nowhere and solves nothing. I did many many times, but woman's not listens and unfortunately no one listens. I need facts.
Even i don't feel sorry the money loss, because he never gonna give me back but the emotional part is even worst. I know that time will heal this, and when I'll feel stronger again and will see him punished I'll thank that i was strong enough to get this done.
He plays against the law, he must be punished.
Thank you Miss Marple for listening but i need some help.
Miss Marple from United States
Thank you for your respons in this! I was confused my self and wondered if you are a victim or just a concerned friend ,i am sorry that i misunderstood you in this! I apologize.
I think Interpol can be a good place for you to start up,i know victims on scams that have contacted Interpol earlier that have been in touch with this site.FBI i do not think they can assist you so much as it is overseas crimes and you are also European .I do not doubt that this is a scam at all ,when you file report with police you need to show mails,what way you have sent money in ,if it is Western union or money Gram or a bank account,letters and headers everything basically that you have received from the scammer these mentioned things i am sure police will require from you ,i am sorry that you have not been helped from police in Malaysia,it is not easy for anyone who lives abroad and wants to file reports on crimes in a foreign country.I know it do not solve anything for you posting things here or on a another site ,but there could be other victims that stays in contact with this scammer and tries to find information on this scam as well.This is for future victims ,even if these women do not listen now and i really hope they realize the scam and stops the communication with this scammer ! These victims you have been in contact with are not where you are and have realized this scam and maybe are afraid too.
I know the money loss is not always the biggest loss in a scam ,i have met a scammer my self once and i was not scammed out of money ,but my emotional side got a thorn i believed in the scammer ,he made feel humiliated and made me to a fool ,so if i had money that time i would probably sent the scammer money as well.
I do think you are brave in this and wants to do something which is good ,you want to take action and that takes you long way to be able to heal from this one day and eventually go forward in your life.If you have someone you can talk to ,do it! If not you are always welcome to post here .
I had recently joined 'ARE YOU INTERESTED?'...and already three of the four (not sure of the fourth one yet!!) men who have contacted me fall under the scammer category.
Here are the names they go by:
(1) Thomas WILLIAMSON;
(2) Ralph HENDRICKSON; and
(3) Frank JOHNSTON (who is using photos of the original 'MANTRACKER' star from TV...I would say he isn't to bright).
They all were madly in love with me in their very first email...which I questioned and they never came up with an answer...they also used the poetry/love sites and quoted word for word.
Thomas was the first and he broke my heart.
anonymous from United Kingdom
I seriously did not believe this at first, but when I grow* older I findout its true....most scam is been done here in nigeria and I believe is as a result of our present economy disputes...,well I wouldn't say its bein don't by Nigerian or not!
But I beleieve neigbouring countries do that the advantage of Nigeria bn a free and laws are easily broken in the country!
Will scram do happen as a result of greediness and I will emplo you persons to watch careful want and watch message you respond to!
Doe the government is presently working to erradicate crime frm the surface of the nation!
And don't let anyone tell you u can't find love out hear online or anywhere but please just be careful and do have a watchful tots too
Love you all and have a blessed day ahead
Adebowale A Adetola
anonymous from Russian Federation
I never believed in love spells or magic until I met this spell caster when i went to see my friend in Indian beginning of this year on a business summit. I meant a man who’s name is okadibo, he is really powerful and could help cast spells to restore one's relationship and also promote his business. I’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me a week before our wedding and my life was full of sorrow cos our relationship has been on for 3years. I really loved him, but his mother was against us and he had no good paying job. So when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him. At first i was undecided, skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. And 4 days when i returned to Poland, my boyfriend (now husband) called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he is called to resume a new paying job in two weeks time. I was excited and happy and we immediately get married. I didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to
do. Well we are happily married now and we are expecting our kids. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance in life
OJAS from United States
After 2 of my drop-dead model girlfriends left me, I met 2 spell casters. One has the name Boris and the other Mugu. After I showed pictures of my girls, the 2 spell casters did some juju, okadigbo, voodoo, etc., the next day both my girls returned to me, I am soon going to marry both of them!
Thanks for giving the info. I am going to dash off and fire an email to this new spell caster!
I am looking for more models and more spell casters, I consider half my job done!
[hidden] from Argentina
Dear friend, I was about to be scam too when I read your sad story that is very similar to mine.
I met this guy named Gary Mack, 45 years old, that is from Uk, works as a petroleum engineer, widowed, one child about 10 years old and that was also 'in love' with me after a few chats. I met him at Badoo but now he has signed out.
He send me the same emails, the same copy paste romantic letters. He had a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes too. I'll copy some of msn conversations
' i want you to know that we are not a dream but we are going to be the future and i want you to know that i am for real '
'well there is one thing you need to know is that when you see the truth you will know i want you to know that you are the right woman for me '
'yes baby all you said is what i need from a woman and i want you to know that i am ready to do anything that will make you happy '
'no baby the problem is this most of the pc we use are own by the company and non of them have cam '
'good you just have to know that you mean the world to me even from the first time i sew you i have faith in your love '
'yes i am talking to you who will i be talking to baby i was asking you why you do not want to accept my feeling for you '
He constantly told me that he wanted to retire from oil co. And invest in My country!!!
'i mean if there is any good hotel that are for sell it will be nice i am interested and i will like to know how to buy them'
'yes to me it is the willing of God for us to meet at such a time like that i am happy '
'then why not accept my love let us trust each other and make plans for our life and for our future? '
He sent me some photographs which I would like to show them to you.
When he sent me the last mail, I decided to search in google and that's when I found this helpful site!
I was shocked to see how similar the stories were
I wrote him back telling to stop writing me, that he cannot fool me anymore.
Thanks God I could stop this before it gets worst.
Thank you and this site for your help too!
Hello there, I have been approached firstly from Plenty of FishDating WEbsite by a Col.Floyd1960 - supposedly based in Syria with the US ARmy. He has sent pics of himself 'overthere', frankly he has stolen the identity of some poor soul, probably has passed away. His main pic was of him andhis supposed daugther Laura. Lauras mum died at childbirth. I asked him to send a pick of himself with a sign in front sayng 'hi jane', BUT TO NO AVAIL ! Finally asked me for money to help win some contract that the US ARmy were happy for him to do whilst on leave. Here are the pics below: Be Warned !
email@example.com from Australia
Here is another pic of Col. Floyd1960 - be warned !!!
anonymous from United States
Yes me too I guess..All can say is that I didn't have a good feeling from the start so I was very cautious ..
Same stuff as everyone else I guess ..The story about the pier..lol.
The name he used was David Johnson..originally living in Carlow Ireland..Said he is an American citizen..
He had to go to Nigeria for work for 2 weeks. British Airways lost his luggage and his cashiers check for 68,000 dollars was in the suitcase..lmao. Who does that...Anyway he asked me to help him by sending him 1500.00 ..
I sent him the telephone number of the American embassy emergency number for citizens in Nigeria and wished him luck..
anonymous from United Kingdom
Ladies I have too recently become a victim of a scammer, michael armstrong aka Mr Chijioke . Fell in love with a lovely sweet man who sent poems, cherished me, my kids our kids, spent endless hours chatting and was going to get married. He took on big contract in texas. He is an environmental engineer. Anyhow gets contract n his lawyer mate gary goes off to china to get materials. Runs out of money and starts askig me. Well i almist sentmoney but alaem bells rang when he gave me his name. I did run up a mobile bill but hey ho.. this guy is half scottish/italian, bn 29.5.54, daughter sandy n granddayghter Rebecca. He sent me pics, lovely guy and its a shame that the person in the pic doesnot jrealise his udentuty has been stolen! These scammers need to be STOPPED!!! DO NOT SEND MONEY!!! If youhave its a lesson learne d Stay strong and lets stand together and shut these scammers down. Lowlife scumbags who prey on innocent, vunerable women who just want to be loved and be happy!d