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Name: Felix Lutherchaus


Email: felix_lutherchaus70@yahoo.com


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Can it possibly be that I am the only one who was contacted by this man? I have been searching dating websites, romance scam websites, modeling websites and I can find nothing!! I just need to put closure to this whole thing...

I met him through Matchdoctor | 100% Free Online Dating & Personal Ads in September 2008...he said he was a widower, that he originally came from Devon, England, and moved to California to take over his late father's freight hauling company in Lancaster California 14 years ago...that his wife died during childbirth, and that he had a teenage daughter by the name of Jessica.

The whole thing did not sound right, especially when he could not provide me with a U.S. phone number (even though he was messaging me through Yahoo)...the only number he could provide me with was a Nigerian phone number, which he claimed was given to him by one of the private businesses that his company dealt with. When I finally got up the nerve to call the number, the person I spoke to had an accent so thick I could barely understand him...but I got the impression that whoever was on the other end of the line was laughing...it was very creepy.

I continued to stay in communication with him, figuring I'd let it all play out, especially if he was a scammer, and let the dice roll....and he did stay in communication with me, mostly through Yahoo IM...he kept saying he would get a U.S. phone number for the two of us to communicate through, but he never did. If I asked him specific questions he could not answer them.

He told me that his company was similar to UPS but that in addition to shipping and moving, it dealt with overseas contracts such as the one he was currently working with, which was building roads in Nigeria per the government there.

After much prompting, he did send me photos of himself, and a couple of himself with his daughter...I wondered if I could be mistaken with all the photos he did send...after all, if he was a fake, how could he have so many photos? The one that I have attached of him with his 'daughter' is certainly questionable...can there be scammers who work in pairs?

After being in communication with him for 6 weeks, he told me that he had to fly to Nigeria to deal with complaints about this contract...a few days later, he called me and told me that he was missing the bag that had his paperwork and credit cards....and he could not reach his business manager...how fast could I wire him some money? when I asked him what kind of money was he talking about, he said he needed $1300 for his hotel bill and that when the bank sent him the money he would send me a check! I told him I did not have that kind of money, and so he asked me how much money I did have! My response was to hang up on him.

He called me three times after that and I didn't answer my phone. But with my need to find out more information, I called the freight hauling company he claimed to be sole shareholder of, and no one had ever heard of him...as a matter of fact, that company had been bought out in April of 2008 by another company! I even emailed them his photograph, and no one had ever seen him....

After that all I got were harassing and abusive emails from him, claiming he was victimized by me. I've been bummed out about the whole experience, but I'm glad I didn't send him any money....Am I the only person who has ever heard of this guy? (I have saved the photos and IM's from him just in case...)

Oh, I did find out that there is an active profile in www.myspace.com, and the photo is totally different...I'll attach it here in case anyone has ever seen or heard of him.


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2008-11-09, 13:37:41   (updated: )
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2008-11-09, 15:09:03
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I believe that the actual scammer might be another person and his ID is Robert_Benson70. He is listed in the profile belonging to Felix in Felix's kisscafe.com account ( http://app1.kisscaf..e/321913). If you read all the way down, to 'In My Words' there are two exact entries, one for Robert Benson, and one for Felix Lutherchaus. Then just today I Googled 'Robert_Benson70' and I found this, in netlog.com: http://en.netlog.co.._benson70. What I just noticed is not only is he from Lagos, Nigeria, but the birthday that is listed, December 14, is the exact birthday Felix gave me in one of his yahoo IMs when I asked him what his birthday was! And the format of the user names are both the same! name_name70@yahoo.com.


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2008-11-19, 17:30:08   (updated: )
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These pictures were also reported as the following identity:


Name: Felix Lutherchaus


Email: felix_lutherchaus70@yahoo.com


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Claims to be from Lancaster, CA and Fairport, NY


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This person contacted me from matchdoctor.com. He said his name was Felix. His profile said he had blond hair and blue eyes, that he was catholic, widowed, that he owned his own freight hauling company, and that he had a 14-year old by the name of Jessica. I noticed that when he first started emailing me, his grammar and spelling were horrible, and each email I got from him seemed to be from different people. Then he sent me an email with a Nigerian phone number, and told me I could reach him at that number. I freaked out so I Googled his name, and there was absolutely nothing on the internet that showed his name, except for an entry on www.kisscafe.com:

'i am felix from the states ...i went through your profile while surfin through the internet.....and would love to know you more and hopefully become freinds with you ..so we could get more acquainted with eachother,cos i blive a relationship that starts on a freindship note...tends to last long cos both parties get to know eachother well before commiting to eachother......sorry for sounding old fashioned...tis just i think we are both matured enough....and we should be able to express and understand eachother fellings beter...
I manage my late dads freight hauling bizness in the states...which has grown well ever since my dad left me with the whole job to do on my own......it is one of the leading company in the bizness....if i do say so myself....Been married once...but lost my wife when she was tryin to deliver our only child.....(jessica) ever since she died the poor kid has never had a motherly care...however i ave tried to provide her with her wants and needs....Now my freinds and family ave told me to move on with life...not only bcos of my kid but to find someone that i would spend the rest of life with...Sorry if you feel bored by my stories its jst that i want you to know me well....before we start a relationship so we wont ave any deceit...Thanx for hearin me out...And hope we find confidance in each other..that can make our love story have a happy ending..you can get me at felix_lutherchaus70@yahoo.com i am online now....chao, felix lutherchaus' I also looked his email address up on myspace.com, and found a photo of totally different person claiming to be from New York.

He would never call me, never. I found that to be very very strange. He told me he was from the UK, but lived in California where he was head of a business, and lived there with with his daughter. The only phone number he had was the Nigerian one, which he claimed was a cheap line he had gotten through a business contact, which was quite odd to me. He kept saying he would get a U.S. phone so we could talk, but he never did...when I asked him questions about himself, or his daughter, he was always vague. I could never get a specific answer about anything. After the 2nd or 3rd email, he was telling me how much he loved me etc. After a few weeks of messenging on Yahoo, he closed his matchdoctor account to prove how much he loved me. Although one IM said this: did u open dis ganda nakakdatawa--when I asked what he said, he said his computer had a virus...!!!

When I did finally try calling him, the person to whom I spoke had an accent so thick I could hardly understand him, and I then knew he was African, not British. When I asked him to take a photo of himself with his cell phone and text it to me, he refused, claiming he didn't know how but would look into it. He wanted me to get a webcam but would not put one up himself. When he did send me a few photos of himself the one and only time he did, I thought maybe it was really him. Nothing seemed to fit, though.

Until now...this past week he told me that he would have to go to Africa, where he had one of his contracts, to deal with a situation there, but that first he would have to go through Canada to get his paperwork and documentation, etc. Early this morning I got an email from him, which was the beginning of the end:

'hello dear, i arrived nigeria 3hours ago as the time here is 12pm now and i have not been here for so long,something has gone wrong.I just decided to write to let you know i am alright and i am trying to resolve the mis-hap here, though the fact remains that i have misplaced my little hand bag i have been carrying which contains all the documents i am to use here,not to mention my master card.
Right now i am in pandemonium as i dont know if i had misplaced it in the limo in canada or when we stopped on our way to africa at the airport's dinner or maybe the cab that drove from the International Airport Nigeria to the hotel i am to stay in.Anyway i am trying to report the case to their 'sheriff' down here,though he is yet to resume to his office and i have been doing alot of waiting.I have however tried to file a report and the junior officers have promised to help me alert all the cab drivers running at the airport to see if they could find it.I am trembling right now as i speak but i think the little courage and hope the junior officers have given to me is calming me down though i still insisted on seeing thir superior officer. i dont want to be scared of afraid,all i need from you is your support and prayers so i can find it my Love.You know you are my Gaurdian Angel,however i would ove if you could chip in a call when you get this note because i know hearing your sweetvoice would calm my nerves! I love you and dont worry i know i will find it,i am just hoping that the much anticipated superior officer shows up. Love FELIX.'

This was his lead-in to what was coming. A few hours later I got a text message with him telling me: 'Hi dear we r trying 2 call my bank to put hold on master card at moment. Will call you back.'

The slam dunk? he called me two hours later asking me to send him $1300 via wire so he could pay for the hotel he was staying at because his credit card was on hold and he could not reach his business manager back in California!!! I hung up on him!

He called me back 3 times after that, but I would not answer his calls so he sent me this email: 'hello, i just wanted to pass note to you .it is just that i find it hard to believe that you wouldever do something like this to me..i guess thats what i get for this..you deleted my ids and also stpped answering my call right.just becuase i asked for something i have more of .i just needed to pat for hotel which i would stay in peding the time i get in touch with my bank .but you just turned deaf ears right...anyway thanx for everything.i promise never to buzz you or talk to you again ..well when you are ready to talk you know where to find me
thanx'

I finally decided to call the company in California that he supposedly owns, and the person I spoke with said not only had they have never heard of this man, but the company he supposedly owns was bought out by another company. I'm glad I spent time learning about romance scammers, because I believe this one to be a classic. My feelings are a bit hurt, but my bank account is intact!
2008-11-19, 17:30:08   (updated: )
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Felix Lutherchaus
felix_lutherchaus70@yahoo.com
Claims to be from Lancaster, CA and Fairport, NY


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2008-11-19, 17:30:08   (updated: )
[hidden] from United States  
Felix Lutherchaus
felix_lutherchaus70@yahoo.com
Claims to be from Lancaster, CA and Fairport, NY


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