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Name: Wolfgang, Werner, Siegfried Leddin
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
phone #: 011-44-776-149-9175 (England - he could be reached there until he told me he had his phone taken away by the authorities)
011-964-790-193-9654 - (Baghdad -could never get through number was not in service)
Other Comments: Anybody know this man?
He pretends to been born in Germany, immigrated to the US at the age of 11,(but he does not speak any German) married at the age of 32 in Texas, divorced 9 years later and never lived with a woman again.
He said he worked in Baghdad until 10 days ago, now in London detained at Custom Office at Heathrow and needs money.(2000 pounds) His story is very very bizarre - never heard anything like it before. After 10 days he told me, that he wanted to move to Canada and buy a house with a pool for us to live in and that he loves me.
I tried to explain to him that love just does not happen that way!
I ask if he got his pictures from a man's magazine, cause he sure does not look like 60, but he laughed it off!!
His profile was on Match.com :wswleddin - age 60 looking for a woman in Canada up to 1000km from Vancouver, BC.
So please let me know if you have seen or heard of him.
I think he works with an English Guy - Ivor Keith Wheeler. I have a picture of this mans passport, but no address. I also have some more pictures of 'Leddin' (he scammed me out of 600.00 pounds, but not the 2000.00 he was hinting he would need to get released from UK Custom.
Sorry you are being scammed. First, I'd like to warn you that not all Nigerian scammers mention Africa, so, please don't let that fool you. My scammer never mentioned Nigeria/Africa at all. He claimed to leave the U.S. one week after communication began and then stranded in Copenhagen, Denmark. My scammer claimed to be 'being detained' by a hotel manager in Copenhagen. But he was going to return to me to pay me back my money and build and pastor a church with me to serve God together the rest of our lives.
All scammers declare their true love for you right away, they all promise to come to where YOU ARE to build your life together, they promise to take care of you (and children if you have them) forever, they all claim they have not had a woman since they were widowed or divorced even if it has been many years, many (like my scammer did) use God/Scriptures to scam, etc. It is all a lie.
PLEASE do not make my mistake! I found my way here and saw all the other scammers claiming to be stranded in Africa or talking about family stranded in Africa, etc. and I was fooled because my scammer having never mentioned Africa. BEWARE!
Have you received emails from this scammer? If so, have you run his email IP Address? (www.ip2location.com/free.asp) That will tell you where his emails are originating.
I was scammed by a man claiming to be German born and raised, educated in UK then relocated to Virginia, U.S. to be marrried and living in Norfolk, Virginia, and widowed 4 years ago. LOL, the extent of his German written/spoken to me was 'ya' lol. Remember, everything about a scammer is a lie. Fake names, fake photos, fake addresses & phone numbers, fake love letters/poems, fake families, fake emergencies, etc. etc. etc. They will tell you anything. Most likely, if you question him, he'll tell you his identity was stolen or that his computer was hacked and info stolen. Just cut him off, block him from contacting you in any way and DO NOT SEND HIM MONEY or personal information. You owe him nothing. Save yourself a lot of pain, heartache, and financial loss. STOP ALL CONTACT IMMEDIATELY.
I wish you the best.
thank you for your advise, I traced his e-mail to Ghana, I have some more pictures and 2 letters I like to add for now, another one will follow shortly
anonymous from Canada
I am from Mr.Wolfgang Leddin.
From: ivor wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: September 8, 2009 8:24:08 AM
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Hello Madam My name is Ivor Wheeler.Your husband,Mr.Wolfgang Leddin must have mentioned me to you before.I am a Customs Offical attached to Heathrow Airport,London. Mr.Leddin asked me to contact you because he is unable to do so by himself at the moment. This is because he has no assess to computer for now,and according to him,you must be waiting to hear from him.But as soon as he has asses to computer,he will email you by himself.
The message is that unexpectedly,but as usual,the Chief Preventive Officer of the Customs came in this morning with a team of officials to scan all the consignment in our warehouse here. Mr.Wheeler has 2 boxes in the warehouse. The one with diplomatic tag was not scanned,but the other one was.And it was found that the box which weighs about 50kg is stocked with $100 US Dollar bills which is estimated to be not less than $4,000,000 USD.I am sending a copy of the scan report attached with this email for you to see.Also attached along with the scan report is a copy of my Passport,so that you may know that you are hearing from a reliable person.
The truth is if something is not done immediately to save the situation,he will be charged with money laundary which is a serious case that could put him away for a long time.For the moment,I am trying to see what can be done to help him as the matter is still within us.I hope by the time Mr.Wheeler has assess to computer,we should have found a way.And according to him,he has to explain to you because you know nothing about the money.Please take it easy madam,because there's hope it is not the end of the world.
[to have this problem resolved he wanted 2000 pounds from me, which I told him I don't have]
[This is one of the letters I received from him in August:]
The more I see the more want to worship you darling ……
From: son ofman (email@example.com)
Sent: August 25, 2009 4:20:54 AM
I just seen the photos from 2008 and the last one. It’s indeed special. I was hoping the photos will be showing all when u promised to send a private one, but am very happy with what I have seen. In fact you’re sweeter than I imagined. Am sure when I see more, I’ll just come. I miss you just now honey. And I have been gazing at this photo, unable to take my eyes off it. I love everything about you. I feel like melting into the photo as I gaze at it with my heart beating fast. While I miss you now baby, I thought I should tell you more about my feelings in an email as briefly as possible, just as I promised earlier.
You see, life is so unpredictable. Changes always come along, in big or small ways. I don't know what happened that this sudden change has turned my world around. I don't know exactly what it isit just hit me, but there is something really special about you.
It might be all the things I see on the surface, the things that everyone notices and admires about you, qualities, capabilities and a wonderful smile obviously connected to a warm and loving heart; these things set you apart from everyone else. But it may also be the big things; the person you really are that I hope to know more someday, soon. And it might also be the little things; the way you talk and all your actions. I receive so much joy just being able to see you smile in your photos. If I ever figure out the magic that makes you so special, I'd probably find out that it's a combination of all these things. You are a rare combination of so many special things. You are really amazing.
Inside of me there is a place where my sweetest dreams reside, where my highest hopes are kept alive, where my deepest feelings are felt and where my favorite memories are safe and warm. I find that you're on my mind more often than any other thought. Sometimes I bring you there purposely just to make my day brighter. But more often, you surprise me and find your own way into my thoughts. There are even times when I awaken; I realize that you've been a part of my dreams. Then during the day, when my imagination is free to run, it takes me into your arms and allows me to linger there knowing there's nothing I'd rather do. I know my thoughts are only reflecting the loving hopes of my heart because whenever they wander, they always take me to you.
Only the most special things in my world get to come inside my heart and stay. And now, I realize how deeply my life has been touched by you. I can't wait to be with you, my sweet love. In the mean time, have a lovely day. xxxxxx.
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Thanks OJAS - I just hope you come across this guy somewhere. I only lost 600 pounds when I realized that he is playing a dirty game - so bizarre, that you would think there was some truth to it. I should have listened to my gut and my better judgement, but boy he was good in playing his game.
He wanted me to pay this Wheeler guy with Western Union, but I paid in Leddin's name, so I don't know how he was able to collect it while he was in Ghana, when the money went to London.
Well it is after the fact now, there just should be a way to stop this guy.
Oh Boy OJAS,
that was very informative, thanks a lot. Is there anything I can do to report this guy, who ever he is?
His e-mail comes from Ghana - I found that out to late - acually $1200 to late, but early enough for another scam of $4000 he tried to pull on me.
Grateful for your info,
anonymous from Canada
I just got thinking, - if I sent money to London by Western Union how could it have reached the person in Ghana??
How could I have talked on the phone with a person in London - if he actually is in Ghana??
Do they forward their money orders and their phone calls??
Anybody knows how this works?? Please I would appreciate some help!
I have been communicating with this guy for the past few weeks, and nearly believed what he was saying until too many red flags came up. I then did an internet search under scams by his name Wolfgang Seigfried Leddin and voila! there the bastard was. He's not all that smart, as he posts photos of himself (supposedly) and he looks like a 45 yr old man, and he is saying he is 61. What a load of crap! Now, I'm just waiting for him to ask me to send him money, and then I will try and scam the scammer.
I hope this bastard gets caught, it's despicable that he preys on older women on these dating sites. His email to me is exactly the same as the one shown above, so it goes to say that he sends the same email to all. This guy needs to be castrated.
anonymous from Canada
Hi Anonymous, I don't know which country you are writing from, but I still have all the communications with this guy. Do you have his current e-mail address??
the one he used with me was: firstname.lastname@example.org and he used the same at yahoo. When I questions his age in relation to his pictures he told me to look at the wrinkles around his eyes. I met him on match.com and reported him there and the pictures you see above are the ones he e-mailed me.
The other guy calls himself Keith Wheeler from London, UK and I think it is just the same guy.
Which dating site did you meet him?
I would just love to know and play a 'game with him. Revenge is soooo sweat. He really had me fooled and I consider myself intelligent. He had no kids, no sick family member and he was not working in Africa, but in Baghdad, born and raised in Germany - he even gave me the school he went to and that school actually exists where he said he lived.
Well, be nice and post some more details please, maybe we can catch him.
He also called me from his cellphone a few times - from Baghdad and from London, at least that what he said and I called back to London. They are so smart in refouting the phonecalls, so don't get hooked - please
Waiting for a response,
your Canada Gal
I am in contact with this person at the moment. I know he is a scammer which is why I googled his name, Ivor Wheeler. And found this site. He is leading up to the same scam as above. With a consignment being taken to a London wharehouse, he says, by a delegate who thinks it is personal belongings. He says it is a huge amount of american money. He said the amount. Then he will go from Bagdad to London to pick it up. This is happening in 2 weeks time. Then he is coming to me to buy a house etc. That is when the money will be asked for . I am just playing him along for now. I would like to see him caught but not sure who to go to. I have posted one of the photos sent to me. He asked for my phone number but have not given it to him. Any advice as to who I could contact. He has to be stopped from doing this to unsuspecting victims.