I posted this on another site ..but it never stays on it.. I am another who thought this couldnt happen to me.. I am a middle aged woman.. far from wealthy.. Just lonely.. I never thought I would be picked out of so many attractive women.. But I was,.. William Cross picked me out a year and a half ago.. He said all the right words and won me completely over.. I was so taken and smitten by him.. I thought I was in love.. He seemed to want everything that I wanted.. Little did I know that was his job.. He researched me to find out about me.. He told me he was in Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria..because of his job..Construction Engineer.. He had a check for $850.000..that they would not cash over there.. He eventually had his wallet stolen..and lost all his money and his credit cards..plus papers for his next job.. That is when it all began.. The company he worked for would not pay for him and his daughter to come back to the states.. He needed money to live on and to come home.. So I thought he truly loved me and it started.. I sent him money.. he tried to involve me in credit card frauds and 3 different times of money laundering.. Then he wanted me to sell my home and my only means of transportation.. When I refused.. He had me asking my friends and family for money ,plus taking out loans to send him the money.. When I would tell him I wouldnt do something for him.. he would call me names and belittle me.. He said I was a heartless Bitch and I was Crazy.. I lost all self esteem and respect for myself.. I felt worthless.. I was depressed and crying all the time.. He would threaten never to talk to me again.. and I would beg him not to.. That was what he counted on.. He used 14 reasons as to why he never came.. from his daughter getting ill and being taken to the hospital..to head on collision.. in which he was in a coma for a week..the doctor even emailed me a picture of a wrecked car sitting along the street.. His wealthy dead fathers lawyer meeting him at the airport with an inheritance for him... A drug lord setting him up.. & the last excuse Things come up.. you have to deal with it.. There were several others..including his daughter died on 12-15-2010 at the airport on the way to be with me.. He had me driving 50 miles to the airport at 11 pm at night more than once.. Of course he never came.. and I wouldnt hear from him for up to a week.. I was heartbroken.. Then this last month.. It came to a head.. He contacted me under the ID of Bill Andrea..sunshine7294 at yahoo.com by accident.. He forgot he was on that ID.. He had that ID for 9 months prior..He had hid it from me.. I couldnt believe that he had done that to me..All thru the time I was sending him money to help him he was lying to me and I thought he loved me.. He had me calling him and sending him money thru out this time.. I wish I had listened to my family and friends..They tried to warn me.. But no.. I was in love.. I ended up sending him $9000 and having to file bankruptcy.. I almost lost all my friends and family..because they thought I was on drugs..because I was depressed all the time and broke and could not pay my bills.. They never knew of the illegal activities he tried to involve me in or my sending him money.. I learned the lesson the hard way.. These men do not care of your feelings or anything about you.. All they want is your money and they do not care if it leaves you with nothing to live on or a home.. That is their job.. It can happen to anyone..this is no game.. It happened to me and it was horrible.. I have along way to go to get my self out of the mess I am in and myself esteem back... I hope someone reads this and takes heed.. These men are horrible people.. Mean, cruel and heartless.. William Cross hates to be called heartless.. or whoever he is now.. undoubtly he will come up with another Id if he hasnt already.... He is a devil.. He took me on a whirlwind adventure.. that was ending up destroying me.. This image was also posted here: How you recognize male scammers.
anonymous from United States
All of you being scammed might consider customizing the following 'NOTICE' and send to your scammer friend as well as the various agencies you might feel appropriate. Most countries now require registration of cellphone numbers, so the scammers do not have total anonymity as they may think. I used this notice recently, and it did get the attention of the scammer who got really pissed; and threatened to have her high priest cousin in Haiti cast a powerful voodoo spell over me that would cause my balls to rot and fall off if I didn't stop the notice immediately. LOL ! So if you're not superstitous, give it a try and post your experiences which may help bring at least some resolution to others who have been scammed.
NOTICE TO FILE / INTERNET CRIME COMPLAINT CENTER
'Pursuant to legal statures applicable to judiciary felony fraud cases in Ghana, evidentiary material enclosed indicates a clear intent of scamming over the internet, perpertrated by one Akakpo Samuel, a female of Black/African descent approximate age 31, whose last known physical address is: #14 Abavana Street, Accra, Ghana 00233 email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and cel phone: 233 276339929. A number of photographs of the subject along with correspondence, depository from Womens World Bank WWB/0994-0801 dated 19 July 2011 and MTCN Western Union data are further enclosed herewith as an attachment. The purpose of which is for investigation and prosecution of suspected criminal and/or civil violations. It appears the premise is being used to conduct illegal internet fraud, whereby a fictitious persona is often created by the scammer who will profess romantic interests, in order to lure victims into sending money for various reasons. It is urgent you precede with an immediate investigation to prevent further scurrilous and fraudulent scamming activity by false pretenses, impersonation and abetment of crime on residential premise.
All agencies are being notified as necessary, including but not limited to; The U. S. Embassy (Ghana), all U. S. Federal Agencies, INTERPOL, NCR (National Cellphone Registry), Womens World Bank (Ghana), private investigator/law firm (Ghana), MoneyGram, Western Union, landlords, neighborhood addresses on Abavana Street (Ghana), other internet providers, affiliations, associates and religious institutions.'