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Name: Donald Johnson
Address: Capitola, California, USA
Other Comments: He contacted me via MySpace. His myspace url is http://www.myspace.com/412194160 where his display name is Luvup365. I began to suspect a scam after he insisted that I send him a UPS package in Nigeria, and became angry when I said I did not have money to do it right away. I put my foot down and he backed off, but about two weeks later he told me that he needed to come up with $6500 to get paperwork so he could access his funds and leave Nigeria and asked me to help him as he only had $3800 on hand. I couldn't for the life of me imagine asking someone I've barely known for 4 weeks for money... Anyway, I told him I didn't have it (which I didn't) and everything started to go downhill from there. He claims that he owns his own home in the US and has investments.... Right!!! But can't get $2700 to leave Nigeria?? Give me a break!! I haven't heard from him since Friday when I told him I had contcated the EFCC in Nigeria and given then the email and phone number of another man named Alex 'who loves me soooo much' and contacted me on my MySpace. He picked a fight about me not loving or trusting him and that was the end of that... I feel like a total idiot for not deleting his message when I first received it, but I was in a very vulnerable place and felt like I needed to escape... Believe me when I say this won't be happening ever again. BTW, I saw some comments in here that are very racial in tone... In one case the writer seems to think that it's just black people looking to scam white people in the US. Well I'mm here to tell you that I'm not from the US nor am I white and I was still attacjed by scammers, so let's leave race out of it. Evil comes in all shapes and colours.
That's pretty funny. I (Admin of this site) live in Capitola since 1998 and it's a small town (8000) people, and I have never seen him here.
anonymous from Barbados
An update on 'Donald Johnson'. I've since found out that he's also been on 50star Dating using the identical message he first sent me on MySpace. Some posts on the 419Eater forum indicated his IP was in Lagos, Nigeria and even gave the address of the Internet cafe he was using at the time he was sending his emails to the person he contacted at 50star dating. These posts were all between September 23 and October 3. He first contacted me October 7. The photo he sent to the person he was emailing is the same one he sent me of a guy sitting on a sofa in a white polo shirt.
Sorry I didn't let you all know this before but please take note that aside from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, he also uses email@example.com. The telephone number he gave me was +2347034554553 although it might not make a lot of difference considering how regularly they're able to change the numbers. Also, just in case it comes up with anyone else, the address I was to send the UPS package to was
#3 Ibijoke Street
Kudirat Abiola Way
Good luck everyone and stay safe!
this man Donald Johnson, also scammed me he told me how much love he had and all about his self being in nigeria on contract. petroleum engenier, then he was on his way to state his son suffered motor cycle accident he needed money for the hospital. then he did not have enough to get on plane to get to the state, because he missed the date of flight, then he said he needed to pay his hotel room to be able to leave there, he was always full of excuses, thwen he said he was on flight to the state they held him back in Paris tok him back to nigeria to pay his tax clearance because he did not have prove he paid it, so then he needed more money to pay that. it was all moneyall the time first he told me how much he loved me and wanted to spend his life with me and he never wanted to leave me so I send him some money like 4000 to help him out and that still was not enough I was talking to him for about 1 year, he seem to have one problem after the other,.and needed to get to the state to get his funds out of the bank. in New York. he said he had about 150000 in funds, he was good at his lies.he was full of love and romance and poetry he always made me feel so good. at the time when I met him I was going through some rough times in my life and I needed his love well that was a joke..then just recently like 10-20-08 his son called me and told me he had died, but I was already onto him because i found out it was not his son it was somebody he said he felt sorry for and wanted to help him then he said the boy had traveled with him to nigeria from new york then it all came out I started asking questions he said he wanted to be honest with me, well the questions were to big, so he decided to say he died, and about 5 days ago he calls me and sayds he is alive and and he went through so much and needed a chance to explain what hadhappen he said he was beaten and that they forced this son of his to tell me he was dead but that he was through with all that mess in nigeria and was desperate wanted to get home to me to make our dreams real. I told him I had no money and to get a job, and prove to me he can do this on his own this time well he has not contacted me since what a loser.he thought I would fall for his lies again and helso said for me not to doubt him he wanted my love for ever sure...
Donald Johnson Scammer found on Match.com as Soul_m_search, 48 yr old male from Lake Placid, FL. Found me on June 20th 2011. Claimed to be a agricultrual scientist doing study on plants. Soon left for Japan to help with the soil there after the earthquake. After working there for a month and a half or so went on to Sri Lanka to invest some of his earnings in Jems. That is when the story got far fetched and I believed it all. I uploaded his picture so everyone could see this Donald Johnson. His emial was firstname.lastname@example.org and IM donald_j7 until he said someone hacked into his email then changed it to email@example.com and IM donald_nj7. I have stopped contact since I have become aware that he is a scammer but I learned the hard way. He had help too his diplomat service man Mr. Mendez, his doctor Dr. John Williams, his Japanese friend Mr. Akiko and his friend from NJ George. All were part of this if not himself.
58 yr-old man, Washington, District of Columbia USA
Wed Oct 2, 2013 10:31 AM EST
How are you today? I like your profile and I'm interested in you and i would like us to know more about each other. Let's see where we go from there. I would be glad to meet you and get to know each other more . If you are interested in us getting along you can respond to my message for we to know ourselves more better.Look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you!
Another one using the same picture, this time connectingsingles.com. I am in GA, why would I want someone in Washington, DC?
This man scammed me out of thousands, by the name of Mario Zentilini. He came to CT from Rome to get away from all the people wanting loans from him, at crazy ex-wife and dishonest mother. Came to the U.S. to set up his soil scientist business and raise his 6 yo son here. So happy to have finally met the women of his dreams. Lol. Has very expensive testing equipment being sent to US. Traveled to Calif to get US soil scientist license. Was there in Calif 3 wks for exams and got his US soil scientist license. Left for a job in Benin. Sent his Equipment to Benin. Got to Benin had his accounts frozen because he never notified the bank he was leaving the country. Asked for some cash to start the job while he got his finances straightened out. I wire some cash. After a few weeks and no luck fixing his financial problems he needed $260k to start the project, hire works and get his equipment from the port in Benin. I refuse. He loses the job. Now wants money to get out of country. I send money by the time it get to him, he has incurred more fees while waiting for the money. With my help and the soil scientist who took over the job in Benin, he leaves and goes back to Italy to straighten out his finances. Gets to Italy and after 2 days there is arrested for tax evasion and put in Regina Coeli prison ( May 2014). I don't hear from him for a month then I am contacted by his mother with an email address for him in prison (June 2014). He apologizes and says he won't get out until Dec 2014. He eventually get phone privileges and calls me on his cell phone. The emails and a few phone calls continue until Seot 18, 2014. I received emails from the other soil scientist asking where Mario is because he owes him money. I tell the other scientist that I'm contacting the authorities and ALL communication stops. People involved: Mario Zentilini, vuyisanani Ngxzbani, Michael Adeyinka, Patrick Daniel
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