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Name: Mark Philips
Mark Phillips from greater London (he says) contacted me via parship 20080929 since then we’ve been chatting almost daily. The same story, widower, wife died car crash 5 years ago, daughter Jackie 14, said he is self employed, buying/selling diamonds, he had to leave to France urgently to meet his fathers lawyer about the heritage, (gold bars) day after he calls me saying everything worked out well, and few days later he calls me from Ghana (still there) saying he is having Financial problems want me to help, problems with paying hotel bills food etc. after receiving a few e-mails he was in love and wanted to marry me. I fell for him too.Im really hurt. He wanted me to send money. the first mail he said he was on business trip to Sweden, the Swedish people treated him with respect, so he want to meet his soul mate from Sweden. When I asked were he was he always changed the subject, he never been out of Ghana I suppose. After some time chatting he decided to come to Sweden to visit me. Then I asked him to send a copy of his air ticket, he scanned a false ticket and sent me, the day after a doctor calls me saying Mark was involved in a car accident very seriously injured, a cut his head and his leg, Unconscious and lost much blood. He wants me to call him Next morning, When I called him he wants me to send 800 Euro for his medication. I asked why me, he said you are his wife. HE GOT ME. Want more. I can not explain the whole story because it would take too long.
Knowing this man is a fraud the lies just kept coming.
He’s very charming, convincing, manipulative, he is a pathological liar, hypochondriac will say anything to make others feel sorry for him.
To Anonymnous in Sweden, I appreciate the information regarding Mark Phillips also known as Charles Amoah. I received the exact letter about coming for me, the accident, hospital, the doctor calling me about my husband in the hospital etc. etc.. I am sure we are victims of a very convincing man. Life will be better for both of us once I contact Peter. I appreciate your assistance and will be away for a week on vacation and when I return I will contact you. Thank-you and stay strong for both of us.
MARK PHILIPS is a 29 year old ghanaian (very black) i have seen him on the webbcammera.
anonymous from Glasgow, United Kingdom
It seems that 'Mark Phillips' is alive and well and still working his scam. I have been chatting to him on line since 6 July 2009. Same story -Gold and Diamond broker. Widower - wife killed in plane crash. Daughter Jackie 13. His emails have been totally over the top as has the chatting. My suspicions were aroused early on but I continued to chat because I wondered what was to come next. 2 dozen red roses no less! That did it for me. I knew it was too good to be true. I have since chatted with him and asked some very pointed questions. (Where exactly in London are you?) Reply - (Essex London Farmland - its lovely) He went on (Farmland in Essex is very intense but some areas still hold good numbers of Corn Bunting and Yellow Hammer). He must have been reading from a book! Anyway he got agitated after this and said he had to go and signed off. After this I checked his IP address and traced it to Accru Ghana. His email he uses at the moment is email@example.com and the mobile number is 07031846103. Havent heard from him since.
anonymous from Sweden
anonymous from United States
Mark Philips and Jeff Samuel write exact same letters...
Patricia Amoah, Charles Amoah, Mark Philips might be the same person
He is once again being investigated. I too was scammed by a Mr. 'Mark Phillips'. The FBI is involved as well. I can't believe I fell for it. It was part of the 'Nigerian Scam'. Apparently it was on Dateline a couple of years ago. That's one episode I wish I would have seen! It wasn't the romance scam though. Its began through Craigslist. I was selling a phone. He wanted me to send it to his nephew in Nigeria. He sent fake emails to me from Paypal, Western Union, and the FBI saying I would be arrested if I didn't send him money (he claimed he sent me too much.) BS. I'll never fall for that again.
If you never saw that dateline episode, go check it out. Sounds just like what I had to deal with!
Hi Ladies, thank you so very much for writing about mark phillips. he contacted me via parship too, said he is living in london, england...wrote lost of nice stuff but fortunately i had a very strange feeling from the start. he asked me if he could come and visit me soon but i had not yet made arrangements...luckily! so today i decided to google him and found your comments. thank´s again!
anonyma from germany
I would still like to be contacted by the woman in Sweden. I know for sure I am a victim of scammer, Charles Amoah, Mark Phillips, Patrick Amoah. I was reading some of the postings above and it looks like the FBI is working to prosecute him. I would do anything to be able to help because this man is a DISGRACE and needs to be caught so he doesn't ruin anyones life in the future on these sites. Lucky he didn't ruin mine I finally caught on to this man's LIES.........
anonymous from Sweden
We got something in common, i would like to get in touch with you as well, ask Peter he will help you.
anonymous from Philippines
Here's the letter I got from the scammer:
Sun, February 7, 2010 12:45:54 AMFrom: Mark John <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What a wonderful beginning to a new year!-- me finding you, chatting online, confessing my self, and then it happens all over again. The feelings that I’ve felt for you all along begin to resurface. Only this time, I am free to act on them without fear of upsetting anyone.
Thank you, xxxxxxx. What more can a man say to the woman who opened her heart to him, allowing him to feel the warmth of her cares across the great distance that separates them? You truly have no idea what I feel for you.
I try to put this feeling into words, but fail miserably. This feeling of being both scared and at peace, of having both butterflies and a sense of calm, is a feeling that I have only dreamed about. As the days continue to pass, my love for you continues to grow. I never thought I had the capacity to love anybody as much as I love you right now. Yet, my love for you continues to mature, growing beyond the realm of my heart. It seems that you have become the fiber of my soul, the very reason for my existence.
I have no other words to describe the way you make me feel. No words, no actions could even come close. I believe that Ronald Regan said it best to Nancy in a letter, telling her only that, 'I more than love you'. Their love was a strong love, surviving everything, even death. I believe that even after his passing, Nancy felt Ronald's love for her raining down upon her. That is why she has always seemed at peace after the death of such a truly loving husband. That is the love that I feel for you.
anonymous from Philippines
Alright, now that letter I just quoted above is from Mark Johnson, or Mark Benjamin. This time, he's an engineer from Cardiff, UK. YM him - ID is email@example.com, and you will know that his English is just horrible!
Hi ..... i am from Brazil ....
I was scammed by the same scammer as you .... but he present himself as MARK WILLIAMS .... i have put comments in the page of Mark Williams dating scammer ..... you can find all my story ..... beware with this guy!!! .... he is so charming!!!! ....
He sent to me the same email:
Dec 18th 2009
Hello Dear XXXX,
How are you doing today??How was your night??Sorry i could not come on MSN i had been working so hard about my contract at hand now and i even try to come on MSN last night but the connection dropped...well i think i will be coming online today by 10:34Hours after dinner with my ADC Paul i will also be dropping my new phone number which you can use in calling me when you are online.(+2348121159945).
What a wonderful beginning feelings about you XXX i find myself thinking of you every hours well confessing my feelings about you and then it happens all over again. The feelings that I’ve felt for you all along begin to resurface. Only this time, I am free to act on them without fear of upsetting anyone.
Thank you, XXXX. What more can a man say to the woman who opened her heart to him, allowing him to feel the warmth of her love across the great distance that separates them? You truly have no idea what I feel for you.
I try to put this feeling into words, but fail miserably. This feeling of being both scared and at peace, of having both butterflies and a sense of calm, is a feeling that I have only dreamed about. As the days continue to pass, my feelings for you continues to grow. I never thought I had the capacity to feel for anybody as much as I feel for you right now. Yet, my feelings for you continues to mature, growing beyond the realm of my heart. It seems that you have become the fiber of my soul, the very reason for my existence.
I have no other words to describe the way you make me feel. No words, no actions could even come close. Honey i want to set up a strong love, surviving everything, even death. I believe that that God has plans for both of us.. That is the feelings that I feel for you.
Well will be leaving to the office now i will be very happy f you can call me...
I really miss you and hope to meet you online..
Below, the picture he used to me ....
He had stolen that picture from somewhere ..... another innocent victim in his hands!!
I read earlier that he has 29years old, but the voice on the phone when we talked to was older than that ....
Read all my story in the MARK WILLIAMS DATING SCAMMER in this site ...
Better luck for all of us in the next time .....
This is the latest mail I got from the Diamond Agent....
I'm very sorry for the delay in replying you,I have been quite busy for sometime working on a contract,thats why i delay in replying you.
Please let me know if we are still cool,as i will be done with the contract within two days,then you will have and hear all of me.
Can i have a yes from you,because i feel so bad now.Once again an very sorry for the delay,such will never happen again.