Here is the form letter I received! He seems to have deleated his yahoo personal account!
How are you doing?.... how was your day? I hope it was really interesting.. mine was fine but little stressful.. I am so sorry I've not write you until now, I meant to write sooner but I've just been busy..
Thanks for taking your time to talk to me on IM thanks for leaving me your regular email address... It is very good that you are up front, it's a sign of sincere honesty and loyalty, I appreciate it a lot .............
For many years...many... I too have stood in my truth. Honesty is very important to me. Truth is supreme. And I'd like to add communication and being forthwith and up front in thought processes too.For two people to have a successful relationship I think there must be trust enough to talk about anything... for instance...'This is what I'm thinking, or I have always thought about...' I'm extremely reticent about my personal life,you know how it all happen when you get to start reminiscing sometimes...
OK there we go, I run a small business here in Seattle, I distribute cocoa beans to companies.. you know what I mean by cocoa? cocoa is use to make chocolate, everyone likes chocolate.. I am a widowed with one son.. his name is Jim and he is 12 years old.
Due to my work, I do travel a lot and it is just so hard for me to work and take care of him at the same time,so he have to keep staying with my mom since I lost my wife 5 years ago.That has been the bad experience in my life, Heart beaten,heartache and heart burn but I guess it heartening and heartfelt, just sometimes. I don't know how to narrate about me.
I grew up in South Pasadena CA, My wife and I were both living happily with Jim in Pasadena before her death. I just move to Seattle (WA) not long anyway, and it's going to two months now. Meeting new people and getting to know new things about life is something I like. I believe that is what life all about. Some of my wife relatives do come to visit me sometimes but I don't feel too comfortable when ever they come around because it makes me remember my bad experience...
Well, I think I find it more easy to relocate because my business is what I can do any where. It easy, what I do is the importation of cocoa from other country and supply them to some companies, I have some customers I deal with so it's very easy for me.
My families have been the one who help me accomplish all my goals in life and the first part of my life has been safely accomplished.It was so interesting to have a mixture of an American and half German as parents. My dad is American, while mom is half Hispanic and half Spanish...
My dad and mom were based in Africa for 17 years due to my dad's business, he was also a cocoa business man and he does bring it to state to supply companies here . He introduced me to this same business, I sold his cocoa plantation after he died so I can raise some funds to start importing and exporting..I have get used to some African cocoa trader they have the best cocoa quality so far and their preservation is superb..
My work is sometimes stressful, it's 70% paper work.. I am comfortable and very successful in it anyway.
My dad died some couple of months after the first year remembrance of my late wife. we have worked together for few years and we were very close friends, I'm really missing him. So after the death of my dad I asked my mom to come back to State, but she said she's used to the weather over there, after all she has been there for 17 years... So mom and Jim still stay in Africa and I try visiting them often.
I went to Lowell high school San Francisco..., I went to college in UK (Glamogan city college, Wales. U. K..) I spent over five years there before coming back to the U.S.
I have traveled to a lot of places, I've been to almost all the states in the United State... I have also been to places like Mexico, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Australia, but in most cases, I go on business trip. I visited Ivory Cost often during the last 2 years, they are the largest cocoa producing country in the world..
I have also been to so many places around here like: Salinas ,Arizona, New York,New Mexico, Reno etc.. I have also been to many places around WA here... I know I have given you some information about myself, my family, some of my back ground, my past marriage. What do you want to know about me??
what am I looking for in a relationship? How do I see myself as a person? I too, would like this information from you. So before I become over wordy and the day slips away too much - I do have other things to get busy with before the day passes. Let me know what thoughts of interest we can start and email each other about and we'll go from there. Can you tell me more about your job..?
Ok, you take very good care of yourself and have a lovely weekend..
ewwwww I have received a number of messages from this guy almost verbatim to the ones here. He was on MatchMaker.com calling himself Kelvin Campbell. Said he lived in Salinas, CA. The Marine friend was called James in this version and the kid was Jerry. Everything else is the same. He looks like an absolute sleaze! He only had a tight close up of his face on the site where I met him. I don't know what his scam is but it's certainly creepy!
anonymous from United States
why would you do this to my mom
anonymous from United States
has changed emaii to email@example.com
will ask and beg for money to return to Seattle
pathological liar that denies everything when being caught. Tries to make you believe that he is the one that will take care of you. be careful
This guy is now using the name Bobby and claims he has just recently moved to Jacksonville, Arkansas. Has a different picture too. He slipped up and sent me a card from his supposed email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org. But the name on the card was from James Mcdonalds. I haven't been corresponding with him long, he found me on cupid.com. Felt like a scam from day one though. Kids name is now Michael and the marine friends name is now Tony.
Frank Purcell a/k/a James Mc Donald a/k/a Paul Odebode from Lagos Nigeria
BE VERY AWARE.......HE IS VERY ROMANTIC KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO SAY AND WILL ASK FORMONEY WITH ALL OF HIS PROBLEMS MOM SICK/WIFE DIED IN CAR ACCIDENT/SON IN AFRICA....GOES ON AND ON.....HE MADE MY HEART MELT BUT THE I FOUND THIS WEB SITE...THANK YOU
He is known to me as Frank Purcell from Langeles, CA and went to Lagos Nigeria because is monther was very sick He stated he has a 2 year old som name Mark and his mother was diagnoised with breast cancer. Over a period of six months I have sent him $5,000.00 with all of his sad things happening, his mothers being reallly sick, hims having so many problems getting home in Chicago, IL and no money to get here. Frank Purcell, aka/James Mc Donald or Paul Odebode at 9 Araromi Compund Ijegun in Lagos, Nigeria 23401 several phone numbers from US area codes of 312, 773 and 630. He also used several Nigerian phone numbers. I will try to post some of his letter. A really is a conman that I learned way to latem ButI hope theses posts will help someone that could be his next victim....
This man is amazing LOL.. trust your gut ladies, he is a liar who whill send the same emails to everyone he contacts on line, Oh yes, his mother is ill, he is in the UK for biz, his cocoa beans are bought in the UK and are stored in a warehouse in Chicago, IL. He lives at 6702 Commercial Ave in Chicago in a Townehome ... he is slimy. BEWARE .. and isnt it obvious that the comment which is positive is written in his own broken English?? ewwwww... be careful, he is so BAD.. he will also send you his son and mom pics.. part of the story.
About of week into emails...
Thanks for the email , it was so busy at work today, I was
really stressed and tired tonight, i went straight and take my shower
then came to check my email and found you have email me , your email
put a smile on my face....lol
Thanks for the compliment and it was nice hearing from you, I also
love hearing from you.. I know we could make a good friend out of this
thing with the way we start, you know...? You write a nice letter too.
Thank you . I like that you are feeling comfortable with me. When we
do meet, it will be very easy for us ... we will be good friends who
haven't met yet, you are kind. I try to be me. I am caring,
compassionate, loyal, loving, and passionate in all that I do. I am
flattered that you are impressed by me. Really. I don't know that I
deserve that .
When we first started emailing I was surprised that you wrote back. I
thought you would be so busy with guys on dating site. I remember
thinking that I had met someone very different when we began
I remember telling my son that a higher quality woman was emailing
me... I remember reading your emails and thinking how nice you
sounded, how much we had in common in our search, in our similar
interests, that you live nearby, and you look great and have very kind
well, I guess I am still surprised that you continue writing, and want
more... Thank You : I would like to meet you and your family cos i
really like extended family, but i don't have a large family, I will
like to go out with my family I want to settle down and have my mom
and my son close to me.. I mean it..
I prayed ; I asked the universe to bring me a woman just like me (now
I pray they picked only the good parts of me to match up! I really
need to learn to be very specific when I pray ) I'm going to close
this now and go to bed, I need to be in a meeting earlier tomorrow
morning and I will not be going to office tomorrow.
Hope to hear from you soon, take good care of yourself for me and stay
safe till i hear from you again,
anonymous from United States
More Emails...I was so foolish....
I really enjoy our friendship and being together, but you embarrass me with your word and action, just because i seek an assist from you...I want you to know that there is no one above problem in life and when it happens, we have no choice than to just accept it, you left your friend and let her come into our relationship, and break the whole feelings we have for each other.
You are like a dream I never thought would ever come true for me. When I hear your voice I start to smile with glee. My eyes shine with glee when I know you are thinking of me.
You are so special to me; I pray that we will finally know if we are meant to be with one another. I haven't ever talked to anyone so like you before. You make me feel special like never before. So far, the things that you are doing shows me that you are such a caring person who would love me forever till the end of time. I just want to be loved and have someone to love back the way I've always wanted. I want to find my best friend, my soul mate, my lover and my Prince Charming. I feel as if you may just be the one I am looking for and have been searching for all my life. These are the feelings I am having for you as of this moment.
That night that our paths crossed was as if a magnetic force joined us. It seemed as if I forgot to wake up that morning and face true reality. As our eyes connected it seemed too fresh and real to be a dream. The fire, the strength, the longing to be loved, words were not needed as we stared and watched as the world closed in and stopped at these two souls connected like the center point of an eye.
I remember when we first spoke, as if we have known one another for years. Our conversations went on as if the seasons were changing with no disconnection of the line. Never could I have asked the Lord for anything more assuring or hypnotizing than the soothing tone of your voice and the words lingering off them. You made my days sunny even though the nights rained on endlessly.
We completed one another; you thought that no good man existed and then you met me. How I long for you to know that the feeling is mutual, that I have never met a woman that can read though me and explore my inner core. Please keep in mind that I will not take your heart, that I hold, for granted. I will replace it with mine, so you know I wouldn't be able to breathe without it.
You are a splendid jewel, I released and I grasped. Never would I let a soul take you away or bring harm near you. The day I looked into the blue recesses of your soul - correction: my soul, I knew no force could ruin the joining of two souls.
Well if you friend let you come back to me, I'm still here...
I need to have some fun with my family here now, i will check back on your email before going to bed and if you wish, call me if you still have my cell #, here is it again ( +2348028230232 )
anonymous from United States
Also he kept asking questions about me and he was like draining me of informatipns. I never answer questions like who do you bank with. Where have I lived in the past years by address. If I had a credit card he could use and he would pay back evrything when he gets home. I was so stupid and very foolish...LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES....
He always asked for money and stated he would pay it back when he got home.
How are you doing today, I hope ypu have a good nighgt
rest....Thank you for all the prayers and concern about my life
sweetie,i really appreciate it so very much.
Pamela, i really can't wait to be home with you, i just need you with
me and want you in my life...Pamela, i want to get out of this country
today and so i can spend 1-2 weeks with you to take good care of
myself with you...I used all the money with me to pay for the document
renewer, now i have reschedule my flight and i would have to get out
of this country tomorrow night and get to Chicago by Friday morning, i
will let you have the flight info if you need that, but there is a
little problem going on with me here right now, first i told my mom
neighbour to take me to where i can exchange the $450,000 check with
me , cos i know you don't have much money or how to wire me money
tonight to get back home, cos when i get to the embassy today, i
findout that i need to pay some money for travelling allowance...So i
took the check there and it's now with them, i have to pay them some
cash for exchange rate and i don't have that with me, so Pamela, i
really need you tonight, i have gave them the check to cash for me and
they snap a picture of the funds they want to give me, i told them to
deduct the exchange rate from the funds, but they said no that they
have to give me my funds in cash, so now sweetie, i really need your
help tonight, i want you to go and get a loan of $3,000 and wire it to
the same information tonight, so i can pay all the necessary rates and
embassy reschedule fee and so i won't miss my flight tomorrow...But
now i have change my decision, i promise and i will always stand on my
word cos you have help me alot, i would be giving you the extra
$50,000 on the funds,so you can make use of it for all necessary
things needed, cos you have make me happy and wonderful, you have
always been there for me and am ready to spend the rest of my life
with you cos you are such a loving, caring woman, i would hold you
tite and close to me , i would never let you go off me.
In my thoughts of you there is an underlying love that is present in
every word, every glimpse I hope you feel it as I do, for it is what I
am and ever I will be, Baby, you are my inspiration; you are a gift
from God. You made me believe in true love in my lowest moments.
Meeting you is like a source of light that penetrates through the end
of a dark tunnel. I love you so much ... forever, through eternity.
Things could not be any better than having you in my life. You are my
inspiration and my shoulder to cry on, you're the one who stands by me
through everything and most of all, you make me know that I am loved.
There is no one that completes me the way that you do. You mean
everything to me.
There is nothing that I would not do for you and there is no one else
I would want to share my life with. You are the reason I get up each
morning, and you make me look at life with a new perspective. I have
never met anyone as wonderful as you. I really miss you.
There are so many things that I am grateful for I can't even count.
You have been there for me through thick and thin and I thank you for
giving me that opportunity to get to know you and for always being
there for me. You mean so much to me, it's so unbelievable that I have
someone such as you. Even when I am down you are there for me. Things
have been so hectic that I could not have wanted anyone to be there
for me but you. You have been the stability in my life and this is
just a note to let you know that I love you.
Baby, you are my sun, my moon, my whole universe. I love you for who
you are and what you make of me when I am with you. With the
exceptions of my parents and you, there has never been anyone in my
life whom I could have depended on through the tough times in my life.
There are many times when you've taken what I was feeling upon
yourself and I feel that it is not necessary, but I thank you for it,
and I know now that I am important to you. There has never been a love
that I could call love in the relationships I've had. There are so
many things that I can thank you for but that will be impossible for
me to do because there are so many ....
I really think that this time it is for real. No one can replace you
and if anything happens to you, I don't know what I'd do without you.
You are the one person that I love dearly. You are my life and
everything revolves around you. You seem to hold my whole life in your
hands. You just know how to be my star, but you're not my star ... you
are my angel. Babe, there's nothing in this world that I would not do
Pamela, for you to be really sure of this and know that it's real, i
attach the funds picture that they would be paying me here, pls try
all your possible best and get this load for me, i would pay all this
back when i arrive on Friday, then i would now give you my promise (
I would call you later and know how things goes...I don't want to miss
my flight tomorrow.