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Name: James Bates


Email: batesjames65@yahoo.com


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Claims to be a petrochemical engineer widowed 5 years ago with a daughter, Kelsey, living in Finland. Aunt who was caring for the girl recently died tragically of ALS. Needed money for burial and herbal medicine just prior to her death. I research the IP address from emails he sent and it is in Dakar, Senegal registered to Millenium Company. Malick Seye is the network admin name.
James Bates has a thick Russian sounding accent. He tried to get me to give my bank account number so he could have a 'friend' in India send money that was owed to him to me! I told him to have the friend send it Western Union and I would send the money to him. Western Union 'won't work for such a large amount of money'. Has said he has a home in Mason, MI. This is where he was 'born'. The address he said is on Harper Road. in Mason, MI. I googled and there is a James Bates in Mason, MI who's identity has probably been stolen


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2009-09-01, 23:44:02
anonymous from United States  
Thanks for posting, I have been talking to James for two weeks and found some things to not add up. The James Bates that I have been talking to looks different then the picture you posted but the story is the same. He has not asked me for anything and his aunt is alive so I am not sure about the story of the Aunt getting sick. The James Bates I have been talking to has a thick accent and was in Seattle but is now working in the North Sea. I met James Bates on Match.com
2009-09-02, 10:01:12
anonymous  
I receive emails and calls asking about jame bates.. the james bates that is shown in these photos aren't him.. . I feel someone is posses as james. maybe of these guys above, I did meet james on match.com. never heard of some of these things and he has not ask for money and any bank account.. Would like to know more.
2009-09-03, 14:17:22
anonymous from United States  
These pictures are not James Bates, this person must be posing as James Bates. The James Bates I know is real, has never asked for money and is a really great guy. This person must have stolen his information. This is not James Bates in these pictures
2009-09-09, 21:13:29
anonymous from United States  
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I too have been talking to James Bates. He says he is Finnish and working in the oil business. His aunt is caring for his daughter Kelesey in Finland. He said his wife died 5 years ago. He took about a month to ask me outright for money. I didn't send him any. He has sent all kinds of love letters and text messages. Says he wants to marry me and wants a mother for his daughter. I met him on Match.com too. I reported him to Match.com after he asked for money and wanted me to wire money to Nigeria. I got these same photos from him. He has a thick accent too. Is hard to understand and always steers the conversation to sexual things. He claims to have a lot of money and can help me and my kids out with any finances I may be dealing with. Says he will pay off all my bills and take care of me with all the money he inherited from his parents deaths. Claims to be an only child and his daughter is his only child. He wants to come to the States and marry me he says. He calls at odd hours and claims to be on an oil rig. There is another site I found called Internet Love Scams and there are several other complaints about him from women there too.
This guy is all over the internet scammers pages, but there is no information about him to be found in the cities he claims to own homes, do business and has family.

He is spreading himself thin! With all of us women he is talking to he must be tired!

He's all yours ladies, I don't have a glimmer of hope that one true word has come out of this mans mouth!
2009-09-09, 21:32:23
anonymous from United States  
I have been talking to James E Bates too. He says he has a house in Mason, MI. I googled James Bates, Mason, MI and found a MySpace account. The James Bates in Mason, MI with the same DOB on MySpace is a guy who is married with kids...this is not the same James Bates in the pictures here which are the same photos I got from 'James Bates' who I met on Match.com.

This 'James Bates' seems to have stolen the identity of this poor guy in Mason, MI. I left him a message on MySpace but havent got any message back.

I tried calling the phone listed for James Bates in Mason, MI and it is disconnected. I wonder if the real James Bates passed away and this crazy foreign guy stole his identity???

I am done talking with this crazy guy. And he told me all the same stuff about his daughter Kelsey too and the oil rig. It's the same guy!
2009-09-11, 03:13:09
anonymous  
Hey what have he done to you all SAME person Posting all this shit and claim to be different women...You better let him be maybe you have been talking to someone else this is a man i met before on match and we had a date, Was it because you could not have him as your man
2009-09-11, 03:25:56
anonymous  
I know that man he has help me out before when i car broke down on the high way..why are you all heartless...Let the gentlemen be...Evil people
2009-09-12, 09:26:10
I.H.S. from United States  
Hey anonymous 2009-09-11, 03:13:09 & 2009-09-11,03:25:56:

Hey what have he done to you all SAME person Posting all this shit and claim to be different women...You better let him be maybe you have been talking to someone else this is a man i met before on match and we had a date, Was it because you could not have him as your man


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I know that man he has help me out before when i car broke down on the high way..why are you all heartless...Let the gentlemen be...Evil people


I know exactly who you are, 'Jamie', and SCAMMERS ARE NOT WELCOME HERE, get lost.


LADIES, 'James Bates' is absolutely a scammer. Don't let the fact that he is claiming to be in Finland with no mention of Nigeria fool you. My scammer, 'Jamie Grant' (June 2009 to July 2009) claimed to be from Norfolk, Virginia and stranded in Copenhagen, Denmark with no mention of Nigeria (photo attached). However, every IP Address from day ONE of Jamie's emails ' originated in Lagos Nigeria, except one from Russian Federation. The other 4 U.S. IP Addresses were most likely routing stations.

BLOCK James Bates and break ALL contact with him immediately. Scammers are sociopaths with no capacity for caring, remorse, emotion, etc. They will have an answer for everything and they LIE about everything. Please do not even try to explain or tell them you know they are scamming you. Just STOP all contact immediately. These theives steal names, photos, telephone numbers, addresses, etc. and they will steal every red cent you have if you let them.

Be safe, get educated and Be blessed!

I.H.S. <><
2009-09-12, 09:32:14
anonymous from Olympia, United States  
Wow. I haven't yet met James. but I fell in love with him, and he has told me that he will take care of me and my daughters. I know god will protect me. James is suppose to come home to seattle in oct. and have a life with me.
as for these photos, this isn't james bates.. there his crew on the oil rig. He said someone stole his identity.. and I believe him, why shouldn't I.
I'm not sure why ladies are saying all this stuff about james but I will trust James Bates tell he gives me a reason not too.

I love James

Kim
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