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Dating scammer Thomas Watson


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Name: Thomas Watson


28 Old Road Madina
Accra Ghana 00233

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Met him on in March 2011; communicated off and on from March-December. Claims to be a construction engineer working on oil/gas pipeline in Ghana. All the claims posted here for other scammers happened--got arrested, owed workers, got admitted to hospital in coma, etc.


2012-01-08, 16:39:42   (updated: )

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2012-01-08, 20:54:07
Last email

'Mon, January 2, 2012 7:27:41 PMRE: 2012
From: Thomas Watson <> View Conta


Happy New Year 2012. Thank God I am still alive . A long story to tell. I know you are getting crazy again but I still love you. Talk to you soon.

2012-01-08, 21:02:40
Ned Angus--supposed manager
Lawrence Kwaw--supposed secretary

phone numbers are Ghana



Supposedsedly in New York at times but unable to get through on numbers so seems to be a spoof caller ID.
2012-01-08, 21:11:54   (updated: 2012-01-08, 21:13:41)
From Thomas Watson Mon Jan 2 17:27:41 2012
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2012-01-26, 06:14:23
Thank you for your email inquiry.

We have not been contacted by Mr. Thomas Watson or any other representative.

I fear that you might be a victim of an Internet scam. Although you have not provided many details about your situation, such as how you met this person, it sounds similar to other scams we've seen. You may want to visit the following website

We would not advise you to send money to a person that you have not met. We encourage you to try to verify all information before any money is sent. Once the money is sent, and if it is a scam, we have no way of helping you recover the money. Therefore, we encourage you to proceed with caution.

United States citizens should be alert to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to live in Ghana who profess friendship or romantic interest over the Internet. Correspondents who quickly move to discussion of intimate matters could well be the inventions of scammers. If they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it.

Once a connection is made, the correspondent typically asks the U.S. citizen to send money for living expenses, travel expenses, or 'visa costs'. Sometimes, the correspondent notifies the American citizen that they or a close family member has suffered an “accident” and is in need of immediate monetary assistance to cover medical bills. Other variations of this confidence scam have emerged of late.

Unfortunately there are several types of Internet scams that the Embassy hears about every week; all with the principle goal of soliciting money from the U.S. citizen. In the majority of cases reported to the embassy, the correspondent turned out to be a fictitious persona created only to lure the U.S. citizen into sending money. Several Americans have reported losing thousands of dollars through such scams. The anonymity of the Internet means that the U.S. citizen cannot be sure of the real name, age, marital status, nationality, or even gender of the correspondent.

Once you have realized that it is a scam it is best to stop communicating with the person/persons.

International Financial Scams
The Consular Affairs Bureau receives daily calls about international scams involving Internet Dating, Inheritance, Work Permits, Overpayment, and Money-Laundering. Many scams are initiated through the Internet; victims range in age from 18 to 81 and come from all socio-economic backgrounds.

If you feel you have been a victim of an Internet scam, please consult our consular publications for help and send all direct reports of Internet fraud to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at: . If the scam originated through a particular website, notify the administrators of that website.

International Financial Scams Brochure - for information on Internet Dating, Inheritance, Work Permits, Overpayment, and Money-Laundering
Consular officials cannot, however, investigate crimes, provide legal advice or represent you in court, serve as official interpreters or translators, or pay legal, medical, or other fees for you.

We hope this information is helpful to you and please let us know if we may be of further assistance.

Kind regards,

U.S. Embassy Accra

Consular Section

2012-06-02, 01:03:53
anonymous from United States  

49-year old
Birmingham AL, US,
Active within 24 hours

He's back on as 'brinkman50' with one of the photos above



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