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Name: Max Williams
Address: This is the address he gave me for himself:
#19 dovefield road
brixton london Sw2 5NB.
Thinking I was being smart, I asked to correspond with his mother. Her name was given as Gina Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the address she gave me for herself:
#2 london road
Other Comments: I met 'Max' on Shaadi.com, and indian matrimonial site. He claims to have been born in Morrocco, with a British mother and grew up in Manchester. He says he has a four year old son (have kept photos of the child off this site) and previously worked as a marketing manager for a large oil distribution company and then set up his own company. We chatted on Shaadi.com for about a month (I was trying to be careful) and then went 'exclusive' and started chatting on Messenger when he told me that he was about to set out on his first contract job - to Nigeria - about 7 weeks ago. He was short of funds at the start, and asked me for a about 2,000 British Pounds, and has since asked me to send his mother in Manchester money, and also smaller amounts of cash while he was in Nigeria. Yes, I feel stupid and so gullible to believe we had some kind of genuine connection ... I found this website after googling dating scams because I'm getting so suspicious about what he says; the continual drama of his life, and the assertions that I'm the only person who can help him. Will post photos when I receive the confirmation email. Maybe it will help another woman not to get burnt! God knows, it's too late for me.
Another day, and I'm getting on with my life. Have had some support from other members, which is so encouraging. There's nothing like speaking to someone else who has been through a similar experience, is there?
Here's an example of how 'Max' strung me along, making me think that I was with him every step of the way of his project .... this is supposedly a picture of the hotel room he was staying in in Lagos. He sent it to me so that I could see where he was chatting to me from! He apologised to me because he thought it was a very small room, and not up to his usual standards ... he told me that he really enjoyed travelling first class and staying in 5-star resorts when his company sent him on projects.
If he does live a luxurious life, it's on the hard-earned money of the women he has duped. Can I really have been so naive? I guess so ... here's the proof:
I certainly understand your concerns, about revealing personal details and so the email that I've advertised is a secondary one. If it becomes compromised, I can just scrap it and create another one to pass on.
The way I see it, it's important women who have been humiliated in this way feel able to communicate with me privately. They have already suffered enough, and may not want to risk posting on the site, even anonymously.
Funnily enough, one of the clues that I missed when I started chatting to 'Max' is how I suddenly started to receive lottery and other phishing scams, and now I'm not emailing him any more they seem to have dropped off. It may possibly be coincidence, but I don't think so.
As for putting my photo online - that's also a way of 'giving the finger' to liars and cheats. Here is one of my favourite quotes:
By their openness, people dedicated to the truth live in the open,
and through the exercise of their courage to live in the open,
they become free from fear.
M. Scott Peck
By the way, it was extremely flattering to be told that scammers may use my picture. I'll have to add you to my Christmas card list, LOL! Men are extremely visual and scammers - mostly being men, I understand - would know to use photos of very young, very beautiful women to entice their victims to part with cash.
Had better go and get ready for work ... here's another pic of scammer 'Max'
I have a strong suspect that I have been trying to be scammed.
I knew this guy by tagged and he offers me friendship but after a week, he told me he was in love with me and he wanted to take care of me and my little baby.
There are some little details he wrote me that makes me suspicious about him.
suddenly he wanted to come to spain and see me I told him no and then he told me he would send me a christmass present after a while he told me he had sent by fastlinkcourrier company a present who was abouth some money and jewels, days later I was phoned 3 am from Malasia. The lady then told me about a payment i should made for my package to be delivered??? This is the first time someone send me something and i have to pay for it!!!!
well there was like 900 USD I told them i wouldnt pay and after that he told me he is having a trouble because Malasian government and tools there thinks that he is making money laundry, he is m<d about me now and he says he can loose his job because of that he told me he has paid most of the half but stills remind 300 USD to pay... please I need you to help me. is this gay a possible scammer?
I can say for sure that you have met an scammer from Nigeria,this is a fraud ,he sended you a package that you also have to pay for,dont recieve that package!! And dont pay anything this is a fraud only,please block this guy,change telephonenumbers,change you emailadress,and DONT talk ore have any contact with this scammer anymore,that scammer is a criminal and are indeed involved in money laundry,so i just recommend you not to have further contact anymore.And the pictures he has sended you are not him at all,this is an black man from Nigeria who sits on a internetcafe and scams people all day long,so this is an identity theft also ,they steal photos from other victims ore from modells on the internet,i hope you have not sended any money to this scammer.Please save youre self and block this ugly scammer now.
And if you have further information about this scammer please post it here.And dont post any personal information.
All regards //Miss Marple//
anonymous from Highland, United States
Well, it seems that I too have fallen victim to Maxwell Williams. I also met him on Shaadi.com where after a week he aslo was talking about being in love and getting married. He said he and his friends send money to THE HOLY TRINITY ORPHANAGE where he said I should also send a donation on $1000USD,I didn't. Then he said that he is a CIVIL ENGINEER and needs to come to California where he has a bank account with BANK OF AMERICA. Becaue he was robbed and now he can't pay his employees because his accont was frozen along with his credit card. His company's name is MAXCON CONSTRUCTION LTD. He kept asking me to give him money for a BTA (BASIC TRAVELERS ALLOWANCE). Which I finally gave him money for. Then on March 3, 2010 he was suppose to come to California and ask my parents for my hand in marriage. Well, to my surprise that did not happen. All of a sudden he has been deteined for DRUG TRAFFICKING. Then his friend BRYAN MC LEAN starts sending me emails on Max's behalf. Now his friend is asking me for money to bail him out of $2800USD. Then the morning before MAX is suppose to go to court he calls me crying from court. Then his friend says that Max is going to be in prison for 5 years. That was the last I heard of them because I knew I was being scammed. I sent them a email to never contact me again they have stopped.
The email address he used was: MAXWELLWILLIAMS_40@yahoo.com
The email for Shaadi.com was: WILLY_4009
HIS PHONE NUMBER: 011447045735887
HIS FRIENDS email address is: BRYANMCLEAN39@yahoo.com
His home address was: 148 Myatts Field South, Brixton London SW9
His address in California was: 5524 Driftwood Street
HIS MOTHER'S NAME WAS: GINA WILLIAMS
HE ALSO SAID HE WORKED FOR: JULIUS BERGER