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Name: Tony (Antonio) Willson


Email: twillson35@yahoo.com


Address:
Nashville, TN; Accord, MA; Acton, MA


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This was typical of the other scammers from what I'm reading. I approached him on Match.com. Within two weeks he was saying he loved me. He said that he had raised his sister's son after she died when he was 27 and that because he was so work oriented, no relationships worked, so he was still single. He said he was born in the US but moved to Portugal when he was 2 after his parent's divorce. Then, his parents reunited when he was nine and his father and sister joined the mother and him in Portugal. He claims to be a lawyer in Portugal who has now spent the last eight years running family businesses.

He said he was 45, ran his uncles construction company in Nashville, TN as well a diamond importing and stock brokerage company that his father started. the toll free number for the construction company is 866-980-7773 and is answered as Teneton Construction, but the first two times I called it was Nantec Construction. The phone number is owned by a VOIP company in Nashville. I assume that is how the scammer managed to make outgoing calls from that number.

He said he was originally from Portugal, and also spoke Spanish, Italian, and French.

The pictures he sent along never included a pic of the son/nephew, but beware,I asked for ne wpictures and got two that day with the correct time stamp on them. I have no real idea of how he managed to do that.

He claimed to be travelling all the time when I offered for us to meet in a neutral place like NYC. I often wondered why he never seemed to sleep, now realize that there was probably more than one person at the other end.

It is amazing that he/they managed to keep all details of my life straight, and yes, we talked on the phone almost daily.

I hesitate to post pictures out of respect for the other victim in this, the person whose photos were passed off as being 'Tony Willson'. I am sure that the person whose pictures I received was probably the victim of a female scammer. I will post two pics that I received, and for one reason...because I almost believed that this was not a scammer simply because I did not find his pictures anywhere on this site.

I did, int he last month, received two dozen roses and also viewed an intinerary on line to the name of Tony Willson, no doubt paid for with a stolen credit card.

Without this site, I would never have thought to check for the originating IP address, thank you for the info. Every email I received from him came from Ghana, regardless of where he said he was.

There were a couple of slip ups that I not only noticed but called him out on. One was when he took a trip to Vegas and said he was flying home at a particular time but I checked flight scheduled and found no flights that would have put him back in Nashville as quickly as he got there. The second slip up was when he sent me an email that had the exactly same paragraph that I'd received in an email two days earlier. I think you have to pay attention to that stuff, but it's far easier to just find out where the email is coming from. Tennessee email does not route through Ghana.

In checking some web sites about Ghana, I found that the USN ship the USS Tennessee is docked there and has been for months, so perhaps that is where the Tennessee connection came from. I met this man on MATCH.COM...which I had always thought was a safe place to meet someone. Since reactivating my profile on that site, I have received approximately four or five emails a day from far flung users, and all of them sound consistent with teh scammer MO I saw...'I will treat you like a Queen', misspellings, bad grammer, etc.


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2009-03-28, 02:19:25   (updated: )
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2009-03-28, 15:10:44
anonymous from United States  
His match.com ad has been updated to show his location as Akron, PA.
2009-04-04, 18:03:49
anonymous from Houston, United States  
WHO EVER POST MY PICTURES HERE SHOULD REMOVE IT AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, I DON'T SCAM, I KNOW THE PERSON THAT MIGHT USE MY PICTURE ON THIS ACT, TO MAKE THE STORY BRIEF , I HAVE THIS LADY I MEET IN MATCH.COM AND SHE CONVINCE ME THAT SHE IS IN LOVE WITH ME AND WITHIN SOME MONTHS, WE START CHATTING ON MSN AND I GAVE HER MY HOME ADDRESS AND SHE ORDER COMPUTER LAPTOPS AND SENT TO MY ADDRESS AND SHE ASK ME TO SHIP THE LAPTOPS TO GHANA, BUT LATER I RECEIVE A CALL FROM THE SHOP THAT THE LAPTOPS WAS FRAUDULENT ORDERED, THAT I SHOULD RETURN THE LAPTOPS BACK TO THEM, WHICH I DID. BUT THIS LADY WHICH CALL HER SELF MICHELE THREAT TO CALL COPS ON ME IF I DON'T SEND THE LAPTOPS TO HER IN GHANA, SHE TOLD ME THAT THE LAPTOP WAS FOR THE NGO SHE'S WORKING WITH. BUT I KNOW ALL WAS LIES.
2009-04-04, 20:07:21
anonymous from United States  
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Well I am sure glad I saw this before I got sucked in anymore. I met 'Tony' on match too. He found my profile and was enamoured right away of course. I was supposed to meet him next week. However, he has been detained handling 'urgent business' with his 'nephew' as they were trying to locate his 'biological father'. I have been noticing holes in his story and was beginning to get quite suspicious about his upcoming visit as he has been illusive in his communication. That is in great contrast to the 2-3 e-mails daily. Now that I read this I notice that he did send the same e-card to me twice. No roses though...gee I wish I would have made it to the roses...I love roses. I'm afraid my low faith in humanity has been restored...Thank you so much 'Tony'

Be careful ladies!
2009-04-04, 20:10:03
anonymous from United States  
I sent a message to match.com as well so they would know about 'summertax' which was the username that 'Tony' used with me. Ironically I thought it was cute that his profile went down after we started talking. He told me he was a 'one woman man' and 'didn't want to talk with anyone else'. They probably already know about the scam, but I sent this info on to them anyway.
2009-04-04, 20:54:18
anonymous from United States  
'Tony' is also using this number...from Massachusettes...978-849-6411...if you want to reach him use extension 024...but I guess he and his friends will get the message either way.
2009-04-05, 14:04:49
anonymous from United States  
Too bad...cause I really thought this guy was cute...Whoever you are I hope you are well and have recovered from the scam they pulled on you. Good luck....to all of us.
2009-04-05, 14:07:47
anonymous from United States  
Well, guess what. The phone number in Acton is owned by the same VOIP company that owns the number in Tennessee. I guess you can make the VOIP number look like it's from where ever you want it to look like it is from.

I'd love to share information with the woman who posted, did you check the IP address on his sent email? Either way, I'm glad I saved you a trip to the airport to wait for the non existent Tony....who told me that there is nobody with knowledge of who the nephew's father is...and where did he tell you the nephew lived? We really should compare notes...and believe me, getting the roses, which were probably paid for by a stolen credit card was only nice till I realized I was scammed. That was the day the roses were thrown out. Didn't need a reminder that this great guy I thought I had met was just trying to play me out for some cash. And yeah, he told me in great detail about how he was in love with me.

Also am willing to accept the fact the these pictures are from another victim and will take them down if that can be proven.

Either poster above can contact me (the person who started this post) at exchangendr@yahoo.com.
2009-04-05, 14:11:37
anonymous from United States  
Seen this before, ladies:

from an email he sent me:
Honey, you have changed my life completely. You're the one who makes me great man with so much courage. You're the one who makes me strong. You're the one who makes me so important; you're everything to me.

You show your love to me every day and even every minute when we are chatting and in your email. How lucky I am to find a woman like you. Thank God about us! Honey.
All that I can offer you is a family. A family that belongs to us; a family where we can share our ups and down and stay together till the day we die. Honey, that's all I can give ... I hope you like it.

I really wish that you were near me, and when I needed help, you would appear and help me. I want to do the same for you too. However, knowing that you love me so much is enough and if I can be your husband and, then this would make me proud for the next 60 or 80 years. Remember, you need to take care of me for 45 or 80 years and so you've got to take good care of yourself to do it. Ti Amo tesoro mio, you're the only one that I want..

Love always,

Tony

or earlier on, this one:
I have totally accepted the way that I feel about you and promise to love you, care for you, respect you, listen to you, be there for you anytime and anywhere and will always try to bring you happiness and peace in everything we do. These are simple human emotions yet when 2 people commit to each other and truly feel this way every day,it must be LOVE because No human have ever make me to feel this way I feel for you.. I know that I love you and will always be there for you. I have to send this now..I will write more later..

Sound familiar, ladies?
2009-04-05, 14:13:37
anonymous from United States  
One more question for hte other ladies contacted by 'tony'...did you get the same pictures? Were the dates on the pictures the same as what is shown here or did you by chance get the same pictures iwth another date on them?
2009-04-05, 14:45:10
anonymous from United States  
Oh duh, I just realized that he changed the pic on his match ad becuase I had not posted the other picture he sent me...and this is the one he now has on his profile.


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2009-04-06, 11:01:06
anonymous from United States  
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by the way, I did registry of deed searches on the two towns Tony said he was moving to and nothing came up with his name in either place. If he was truly inheriting land as he said he was, there would be a recorded deed with his name on it.

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