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Name: Michael Howard
Address: 36-37 Cartwright Gardens, WC1H 9EH, London, UK
Other Comments: This one (more than one?) is more literate than most, was very articulate in his emails (most of the time) and otherwise fits the MO to a tee. It was about a month and a half before the 'money' issue came up. Once he/they realized that they would get no money from me, the emails and phone calls just stopped.
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2011-11-26, 15:39:56 (updated: )
[hidden] from United States
You are right, he is a scammer and did get money from me. Any ideas on how I can get the money back?
Try this !
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.'
anonymous from United States
A man with this picture and the name 'Michael Howard' tried to scam me too. Money never came up, I am sure it would have. He called me and put his voice through some kind of machine so I wouldn't detect the accent. It was very scary, he was, as the other person stated, very literate. I actually think there was more than one person involved in this scam.
Are you being scammed and this is your first visit here?