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Name: Shanks Mogan


Email: shanksmogan@yahoo.com


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Claiming to be from UK, IP checked, He is from Nigeria. Contacted me 2 months ago. Claiming to have a daughter 25 years old who is a student at Cembridge and he has no money to pay for her now because he just left for the contract of his life in Nigeria but the company Coca Cola will pay him after 3 months. I sent him 500 US $ and now the started talking how much he still needs to pay for his daughter's education and medical treatment. She is loving in Liverpool and not working and has no bank account so the money were supposed to be sent to him in Nigeria.
He Writes all love letters and constantly asking for my trust. Promised to marry me in the 2nd week.
I am sure that he is not real now and will want to tell the other ladies about him.


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2012-03-05, 17:01:30
anonymous  
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This man also contacted me through a dating site. Same story of England and Nigeria for work!!!! At first it was nice to be cared for as I have been alone for over 10 years, but after less than 1 month he starting talking about being in love and marriage and he didn't know ANYTHING about me. He asked me many questions about my money and my assets but when I asked him about his past he would ignore my questions. He also told me about his daughter and when I asked to see photos of them together when she was a child he made excuses. As a mother, I am proud of my kids and it seemed strange that he didn't share this connection with his daughter. Every time I questioned him he would become defensive and ask me why I do not trust him. He became threatening and said things to put me down. He put down my family and my friends, telling me they are too 'stupid' to know what true love is. After less than 2 months he asked me to send him 500Euro because he wasn't paid. At this point I knew it was a scam. Unfortunately for him he messed with the wrong woman and I believe my kids, family and friends more than this idiot from Nigeria. Be careful Ladies! There are many such idiots looking for victims on the web every day! I feel sorry for the men who's photos are being used by these scammers. Also make sure you don't give them your information as they will use it against you and future scam victims. This is one thing I have to thank my son for, he really opened my eyes and stopped me from giving this man any of my details about my money, cars and house. Listen to those who love you...they know you best and will only give you the best advice!
2012-04-01, 19:18:56
anonymous  
i'm from south africa.i was invited to be his friend after very loving words saying how beautiful i look.He said that he was browsing FB looking for an old friend of his,when he came across my profile and liked my photo.He fell in love with me instantly and said that he was a chemical engineer in U.K. completing hi contract, He said he was staying in a hotel.He used to phone me everyday and spoke like an american...His photos were of a white man.I did not know then that this was not him. He then said that he finished his contract and was now going to China for a summit concerning his work..this was around about November last year.Stupid FOOL that i was...i believed him. We chatted a lot on Yahoo and he said that he was now..for the summit in China (after a while)..He said he was living in Oaklahoma City..in U.S.A. wife died of leukaemia... was a single parent to a 19 yr old daughter.He then said that he was coming to South Africa to be with me for Xmas...I asked him what about his daughter? He said not to worry and that she was with his aunt...He then suddenly phoned me and said that he could not take his luggage to ... China and that he sent his luggage..to my adress since he was coming to be with me for Xmax. He previously proposed to me and sent a picture of the engagement ring by email...He had also asked me for my personnal details as since we will be getting married and that he wanted me to be his beneficiary and he needed this info for his work. So i gave him my full names and physical and work address...FOOL that's ME. By the way i did not accept his proposal. Anyway, i had to pay Skynet Couriers...to pay for his luggage which they informed me by sms.that i have to pay...then they will deliver his luggage to my doostep..I paid somebody by the name of Jennifer Hendric.R 840 U.S.Dollars at Western Union. My son had warded me that this was a scam but i did not listed...FOOL AGAIN. The luggage never arrived.By the way when the scammer phoned me the nummer showed that it was from U.K. then after he said that he was in China for the summit. The number was a nigerian one...i asked him if he was in Nigeria or China...He denied that he was in Nigeria.He said that he was in China...He said that he does not know why his number is showing that its from Nigeria...I definitely was in denial....FOOL. He then sent me his itinerary. It stated that he was arriving on 15th Dec.last year.He did not arrive.He said that his luggage was held up in Abu Dhabi because the airport security found over half a million U.S.Dollars in his luggage.... and asked me for help so that his luggage to be released otherwise they were going to send him to jail...He did not have any money because his credit cards were redundant...and the cash he sent in his luggage was all that he had...i don't know why i believed him..I was really. STUPID...The total amount of that i sent ....i can't even keep up any more was ...R20,000...or more....I sent via money gram and Western Union...He insisted that he will pay me back with interest as soon as he arrives in S.A..There was once a 'doctor' who phoned me to say that my scammer was critically ill in hospital in China...and that he was treating him...i even had to pay the medical bill...Then my scammer....let a bank manager from Epedex Bank an online bank...he said that my husband-the scammer had opened a joint account with my name and his and that i had to pay some money in order to receive the debit card...i told him that i do not have a husband and that i don't want that account. He then sent me an sms...and a picture of the debit card and I got scared ...in the meanwhile my scammer was silent..The Bank Manager...i think this was the 2nd scammer communicated with me and i transferred money..I had to get a loan....i then got worried because the bank manager said that he wil pay the balance for me in order for me to receive the debit card and that he was in London...he will travel to Lagos in Nigeria in order for me to receive this debit card...then i must pay him back...for helping me....my 1st scammmer still remained silent....He then phoned me and said as soon as i recive my debit card...from the joint acc. that he made in my name...then i can draw all the money that i lent him....then he became silent again....The bank manager called me and said that he has travelled to Nigeria so that he can give me the debit card but i must first pay the money that he used to process this card......and he wants to see me face to face...first...i got very scared ..i hunged up and never spoke to him again...I cancelled all my emails..., fb acc. and changed my phone number...only then i realised that i've been scammed...Suddenly at work i recived an email from the so called bank manager saying that his wife was ill in hospital and he wanted the money that he paid for me for processing the debit card which is in my name...then he said that she had died and needed the money for the funeral....pschycologically..i thought that i was wrong and felt guilty..i became so confused and could not think straight..i was so exhausted .. and very very confused...He kept phoning and threatening to come to my place of work and will tell my boss that i robbed him and that he wil make me pay him for his flight to S.A.He even googled my work and copied and pasted all the senoir management staff's names of my work at the bottom of his email to me..By the way the 1st scammer always wanted me to go on webcam...but i never did ...always made an excuse that my web cam is not working...i believe that they blackmail victims with the tape when they refuse to pay them..furthermore ...i'm so sorry that i gave them money...not that i've got money to waste...now i am broke..still have to pay the bank back the loan....by the way my son then went to report me to my pastor...i felt like a criminal...my pastor and his wife...came to see me ..i told them everything and he prayed for me...and then went for counselling sessions with the pastor....By the way they told me that they were also nearly scammed....but got wise just in time...they were very sympathetic....i feel very bad because at the moment i can't even pay my church tithes yet i've given so much money to criminal and evildoers. i pray that God forgives me..Because i cannot do anything which is not work related on my work email. The scammer phoned work enquiring about me ...i told my colleagues that those are scammers and they must not give any info about me...i don't know if i'll ever get over this ...i was almost near suicide...i felt so embarrased and suffering great humiliation. i changed my moblie number...i do not receive any more the hundred calls a day.
My scammer always used to repeat the same things: I will never hurt you. Love till end of Times. My love, Babe
Hope this will be helpful lesson for the people who are researching before getting involved with those criminals.
Thank You,
2012-04-01, 19:18:56
anonymous  
i'm from south africa.i was invited to be his friend after very loving words saying how beautiful i look.He said that he was browsing FB looking for an old friend of his,when he came across my profile and liked my photo.He fell in love with me instantly and said that he was a chemical engineer in U.K. completing hi contract, He said he was staying in a hotel.He used to phone me everyday and spoke like an american...His photos were of a white man.I did not know then that this was not him. He then said that he finished his contract and was now going to China for a summit concerning his work..this was around about November last year.Stupid FOOL that i was...i believed him. We chatted a lot on Yahoo and he said that he was now..for the summit in China (after a while)..He said he was living in Oaklahoma City..in U.S.A. wife died of leukaemia... was a single parent to a 19 yr old daughter.He then said that he was coming to South Africa to be with me for Xmas...I asked him what about his daughter? He said not to worry and that she was with his aunt...He then suddenly phoned me and said that he could not take his luggage to ... China and that he sent his luggage..to my adress since he was coming to be with me for Xmax. He previously proposed to me and sent a picture of the engagement ring by email...He had also asked me for my personnal details as since we will be getting married and that he wanted me to be his beneficiary and he needed this info for his work. So i gave him my full names and physical and work address...FOOL that's ME. By the way i did not accept his proposal. Anyway, i had to pay Skynet Couriers...to pay for his luggage which they informed me by sms.that i have to pay...then they will deliver his luggage to my doostep..I paid somebody by the name of Jennifer Hendric.R 840 U.S.Dollars at Western Union. My son had warded me that this was a scam but i did not listed...FOOL AGAIN. The luggage never arrived.By the way when the scammer phoned me the nummer showed that it was from U.K. then after he said that he was in China for the summit. The number was a nigerian one...i asked him if he was in Nigeria or China...He denied that he was in Nigeria.He said that he was in China...He said that he does not know why his number is showing that its from Nigeria...I definitely was in denial....FOOL. He then sent me his itinerary. It stated that he was arriving on 15th Dec.last year.He did not arrive.He said that his luggage was held up in Abu Dhabi because the airport security found over half a million U.S.Dollars in his luggage.... and asked me for help so that his luggage to be released otherwise they were going to send him to jail...He did not have any money because his credit cards were redundant...and the cash he sent in his luggage was all that he had...i don't know why i believed him..I was really. STUPID...The total amount of that i sent ....i can't even keep up any more was ...R20,000...or more....I sent via money gram and Western Union...He insisted that he will pay me back with interest as soon as he arrives in S.A..There was once a 'doctor' who phoned me to say that my scammer was critically ill in hospital in China...and that he was treating him...i even had to pay the medical bill...Then my scammer....let a bank manager from Epedex Bank an online bank...he said that my husband-the scammer had opened a joint account with my name and his and that i had to pay some money in order to receive the debit card...i told him that i do not have a husband and that i don't want that account. He then sent me an sms...and a picture of the debit card and I got scared ...in the meanwhile my scammer was silent..The Bank Manager...i think this was the 2nd scammer communicated with me and i transferred money..I had to get a loan....i then got worried because the bank manager said that he wil pay the balance for me in order for me to receive the debit card and that he was in London...he will travel to Lagos in Nigeria in order for me to receive this debit card...then i must pay him back...for helping me....my 1st scammmer still remained silent....He then phoned me and said as soon as i recive my debit card...from the joint acc. that he made in my name...then i can draw all the money that i lent him....then he became silent again....The bank manager called me and said that he has travelled to Nigeria so that he can give me the debit card but i must first pay the money that he used to process this card......and he wants to see me face to face...first...i got very scared ..i hunged up and never spoke to him again...I cancelled all my emails..., fb acc. and changed my phone number...only then i realised that i've been scammed...Suddenly at work i recived an email from the so called bank manager saying that his wife was ill in hospital and he wanted the money that he paid for me for processing the debit card which is in my name...then he said that she had died and needed the money for the funeral....pschycologically..i thought that i was wrong and felt guilty..i became so confused and could not think straight..i was so exhausted .. and very very confused...He kept phoning and threatening to come to my place of work and will tell my boss that i robbed him and that he wil make me pay him for his flight to S.A.He even googled my work and copied and pasted all the senoir management staff's names of my work at the bottom of his email to me..By the way the 1st scammer always wanted me to go on webcam...but i never did ...always made an excuse that my web cam is not working...i believe that they blackmail victims with the tape when they refuse to pay them..furthermore ...i'm so sorry that i gave them money...not that i've got money to waste...now i am broke..still have to pay the bank back the loan....by the way my son then went to report me to my pastor...i felt like a criminal...my pastor and his wife...came to see me ..i told them everything and he prayed for me...and then went for counselling sessions with the pastor....By the way they told me that they were also nearly scammed....but got wise just in time...they were very sympathetic....i feel very bad because at the moment i can't even pay my church tithes yet i've given so much money to criminal and evildoers. i pray that God forgives me..Because i cannot do anything which is not work related on my work email. The scammer phoned work enquiring about me ...i told my colleagues that those are scammers and they must not give any info about me...i don't know if i'll ever get over this ...i was almost near suicide...i felt so embarrased and suffering great humiliation. i changed my moblie number...i do not receive any more the hundred calls a day.
My scammer always used to repeat the same things: I will never hurt you. Love till end of Times. My love, Babe
Hope this will be helpful lesson for the people who are researching before getting involved with those criminals.
Thank You,
2012-04-18, 23:10:44
anonymous  
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I met him on Mingle2.com. Things were going great. After 2 months he started asking me for money, when I did not give him any or even give him any of my personal information he disappeared. Then in Feburary of 2012, he contacted me again, we started communicating again and he again fell back in love with me very quickly, but this time he said he would send me money orders to cash for him. I received them and found out that they were fake. Since I didn't cash the money orders, no crime was committed by me.
Once I told him that I was in trouble with the police about trying to cash fake money orders, he was offline very quickly.
2012-05-02, 21:20:37
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This guy contacted me thru match.com last Nov. 2011. I was so naive at the time about these romance scammers. I know a lot more now. His profile was typical: engineer, widowed, one child, no friends or relatives. He is from UK, born in Germany. He said he owned a 4 BR house and a car. As usual, he professed his love for me about 2-3 days later. Two weeks later, he left for Nigeria for a job, took his daughter with him. He was there from Nov 2011 to Jan 2012. He asked me for a lap top for his daughter to do online classes because his laptop broke as soon as they arrived in Nigeria (what a coincidence!), but I refused. He expressed some financial difficulties for different reasons over time, including being kidnapped and losing all his money. He asked for money to get a ticket to go back to UK with his daughter. During this whole time, I have sent him a total of $5000.00 by WU. When he got back to UK, he had another problem. His bank froze his account for non-payment of taxes. He asked for almost $6000.00 to pay the tax to get to his account and come see me in the US. I told him I didn't have that kind of money. He has a friend who collaborated that the person who I was talking to was really an engineer and a home owner. The friend was even angry with me, stating that if I really love his friend (the scammer), why wouldn't I trust his words and help him? Eventually, the amount he was asking for was lowered down to $3,000.00 because he made a deal with the bank. I still refused. Then, he lowered it down to $1,000.00. Western Union intercepted this due to suspicion of fraud. Both scammer and his friend told me to try moneygram. I told them same thing happened that they are being suspected of as scammers. The friend gave me another person's bank account number to do a bank to bank transfer, and the name on the account sounded like that of a Nigerian. I refused to do what I was asked. While all these were happening, I hired a detective agency to do a background check on the scammer and the agency couldn't come up with any of the information I gave them about the scammer on their data base. That meant that the name, birthday, daughter's name, home address, were all false. I called the scammer and talked to him nicely, I showed no signs of anger. I didn't want him to get suspicious. By that time last week, he was back in Nigeria, left the 'daughter' in London. He said he was there to collect the money the company he worked for last November because they still owed him. He said he was told to wait another week to get his money. He tried to ask me for money again, 'whatever you can help me with' for according to him, he was out of money for hotel and he has no return ticket to go back to UK. I confronted him about his unbelievable stories, his lack of preparation for emergencies and unexpected events that may arise especially when going to another country, and he finally fessed up. He started out by saying he trully loves me but we could never be together. I asked if he was married and he said 'No'. Then, there was a long pause. Six months to the date, May 1st, he finallyadmitted that he is a scammer and has been for almost a year. He is 48 years old, a high school graduate who couldn't get a job in UK, goes to Nigeria to pretend and show his friends that he has a job there. I asked him why he is back in Nigeria at this time. He said, he thought I would feel sorry for him again and send him money, since I refused to send him any money while he was in UK. He said I am the fifth woman he had attempted to scam. He apologized numerous times for what he had done to me, promising to pay me back the money whenever he can. I am very hurt by this experience. It wasn't much about the money, but the betrayal and being victimized for being a good person. I am a professional woman....how could I let myself be lost in this fantasy world, instead of keeping with the realities of life? I never told anyone about losing money to the scammer, not to my kids, not to my friends. I am so embarrassed.
2012-05-03, 23:56:11
anonymous  


Hello,

I feel the same as you do. I too am a professional, well paid, busy but lonely.

I have not told anyone about the betrayal either - I am too ashamed and embarassed. I am plagued by guilt because I should have lent the money to my children - not the scammer.

It is a fantasy to get wrapt up in all of this.

Now its time to cleanse, heal and put it behind you.

And guess what - I can pick them a mile away !!!

Take care.
xx

2012-05-17, 22:44:41
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This Shanks shit started IM in October 2011. In Januaryt,Isent him $200 for his daughter's needs, but I confronted him in the same week, I sent the money to him as I found the pictures he sent me to be of another man. I felt sick after I sent the money and I knew it was wrong but I fell for the 'my daughter story'. I am a compassionate person and when it comes to children, I feel even more. I told him that I have no money and he said that this is for the love that we share and promised that this will never be repeated.
He spoke about visiting me or me visiting him. He spoke about me meeting his daughter, he spoke about him meeting my family. I was spooked and said no. About 3 weeks ago, he asked me for money and I said no; told him I was not rich, nor did I have money to give him. I disconnected the call and have not called him at all. But, he continues to call me and saids 'do not worry not to send him anything' and he states he loves me and keeps asking me if I love him. I told him I had to terminate the relationship and for him to find someone else. He said he was not a womanizer and stated as soon as he finishes his work in Nigeria, he would come to the U.S. What is his angle? I told him I do not have any money to give to anyone. I have my responsibilities and I would not part with my money.First time, 'shame on him' Second time, would have been 'shame on me'
I told him, he was a scammer and he said no, he stated he would not give himself up to do that. When I refused to send money the communication is practically down to nil. He is swing that his daughter is pushing him and he is tired and does not feel like speaking or living even. Bull shit! He is very much alive and is enjoying the money we poor and lonely women sent to him.
2012-05-17, 22:56:45
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I made a decision to print all letters, poems, cards and the fake photos from my yahoo mail that he sent me and burnt them all inside of a Milo can as a sort of a funeral for someone. After i finished burning all those papers i did not throw the ashes out into the dustbin. I took the ashes out from the can and pur it down to the toilet bowl. YES inside the toilet bowl. Later i eat a lot mangoes, raw and ripe mangoes together with sweet soy sauce chili paste and that was so delicious and my children loved to eat it too. We drank a lot of water because it was hot and spicy and delicious too. One hour later i just got a stomach ache and i knew that i am going to pee and poop a lot inside the toilet bowl. I asked my children to wait for me until i complete my job. So i sat on the toilet bowl quietly, i pee and poop a lot until i really emptied my stomach. It was such a relief for me. I smiled and cleaned myself. Before i flushed the toiled bowl, i looked at Shanks Mogan so nicely that already turned into ashes and i said ' good bye dear, you are just like a shit and end up like a shit. I flushed the toilet bowl slowly and enjoyed watching it fade away together with the shit. Yes HE IS A SHIT AND END UP LIKE A SHIT. My children were making noises outside the bathroom because they also had to go inside and finished their job. Before they went inside i told them 'okay, make sure you poop a lot and give that shit to Uncle Shanks'.
This is how my story ended with this big Nigerian shit lier.

Cara
2012-05-18, 23:42:41   (updated: 2012-05-18, 23:50:28)
anonymous  
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Just like all I had contact with this one and he attempted to scam me. Right off the bat he told me to take myself off of the dating site profile. Then right out of the gate he professed his undying love for me (yah right). So about three weeks of that he said he was going to Nigeria to do his life project. And by the way he also told me to look for houses in LA for 2-3 million dollars that we could move into when he is done with the project in two months. He also said he was a widow and had a son who lives with his brother.
So he leaves for Nigeria (so he says) and then all the lies started, he couldnt use any of his credit cards there and he couldnt get cash anywhere and couldnt get help from the embassy.
well, I told him sorry but i dont have any money to send him, so then he didnt talk to me for a couple of days cause i know he was pissed and re thinking his next scam. Then he said to me I suppose you dont want to talk to me and I said Dont ask me for money and I will talk to you. Anyway, so another week went by and then he tells me that he is having stomach issues and Blood problems and cant afford to go to the doctor. I said well I read online that its only $5 to go to the clinic in Nigeria and I also gave him phone numbers for some clinics. well thats all I heard until about 3 days later, which I received a phone call from a supposed Dr from Nigeria telling me that this guy was very sick from stress and he couldnt afford to get well and he said that he gave this doctor my phone number cause I was his wife to be--NOT !! I told the fake dr that I am not and can not send any money and I am NOT his wife to be. I said I met this guy online one month ago and this was not true. So the fake dr says I dont know anything about your relationship but I will try and help this guy out. I said Fine. So this better be the last time I ever here from this loser. I am sure you all can relate to the same scam scenario. I figured out, that this scammer have never been anywhere other than in Nigeria, there is no doctor and certainly no hospital bill and let alone have the doctor call you. No respectable Dr will spend time to call the patients all around the world. Only scam Dr's can do this. Respected Dr's has no time to waist nor money for international calls.
2012-05-24, 00:45:31
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99% of those liars have a child and/or are being widowed and the cancer or car accident are common, and if they say they are divorced it is always the other spouse or wife cheated on them. I recently ran into a single dad with a 3 year old child and he is 41 I mean really oh and the child's mom well she left and went to Mexico. Funny funny.

I also found that when I was originally getting contacted by scammers it was always he is a construction engineer working mainly in Nigeria on some construction project. However lately I am getting different stories now. One on contract to buy gold chains and I thought now there is a new one. I also heard I am a gold merchant and travels. I even heard I am a real estate agent on contract. I mean really since when does real estate agents travel anywhere. Oh ya and I buy and sell computer hardware and software. These stories are getting more ridiculous. I see right through them now and block them.
It's amazing how scammers appeal to our maternal instinct!
All of them have a child or more, lost their wives to cancer on in car accident. Have a home in a place, use to work by contract.
Easily they move from a Country to another.

What they will encounter problems with:
As with many here, this scammer used to write a perfect English ( he said he was born in Denmark, grew up in Germany, and he was doing a research in Edinburgh!!!It will either be.
1 – His passport / visa was stolen and he needs money for a new one.
2 – He was stopped at the airport and they told him he needed a BTA so he will contact her to send more money fast.
3 – He was robbed, mugged, attacked and everything was stolen. He might be in the hospital from the attack and you will have to pay the bill to get him care.
4 – He was in an accident on the way to the airport. The kindly doctor will call because he found her name in all of his stuff and it said “wife” or “spouse” and now she has to wire lots of money fast or he will die. The funny part about this one is if she does not send the money he will wake up, borrow the doctor’s laptop and email her to let her know how she has to help him.

Good luck ladies in detecting shits like this one who has 2 Facebook accounts with difference names.
2012-06-04, 22:53:22   (updated: 2012-06-04, 22:54:59)
anonymous  
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I met the man in the picture on Facebook. I have really fallen for him and I am finding myself believing all that he has told me. I am finding it really hard to even think that he is a scammer. He started off with taking time to get to know each other before claiming any love. So this made me believe him.
He said that he lives in USA. He informed me that he had a trip planned to London for an architect job for three weeks and at the end of that time he will come back here to meet me. I thought that is ok it gives me time to figure out if this is real or not. Then he has informed me that he has adopted a 7 year old boy in Nigeria. He says he went to an Orphanage to donate money to them while there for work and really liked this boy so he adopted him. The boy is still residing in Nigeria however, it has only been three weeks so I accepted that.
I have been finding myself falling for him and I just had to check his IP to see what I would find. So I prompted him to email me last week and I tracked him to Nigeria. When I confronted him he said he was there doing some final paperwork for the adoption so I accepted this to be true. It sounded true to me.
Well today he got on the plane to London and I received this email from him this afternoon. I read it and doubted he wrote it so I took the first two lines and copy and pasted it into my browser and found the same exact letter word for word at www.marriaageromance.com
After so many men attempting to scam me over the last few years I am concerned enough to seek out advice. He says he will never ask me for money that he is well off and will never do that to me. However, I am falling for him enough that I fear what I will do if he asks me. I am finding myself hoping he is real. I can not bring myself to coming to that awful conclusion that he is a scammer. He has just seemed so real to me and has not shown any of the bad signs. With the one exception of him traveling for work in Nigeria while he was always been there and I know it now. His pictures are all over the internet and other women repotted him. 3 Facebook accounts! How many he scammed so far?
2012-06-24, 14:46:21
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On the 5th of June, I was contacted by Eric Eldword 'the man in the picture' from FB. After sending me a privet email he told me to get onto yahoo IM. So I did. After a while talking to him I began liking what I was hearing and my hopes were begining to soar. Then he told me that he and his kid were stranded in Nigeria because his bank put his account on hold and he didnt have any money. Now, it appears that being helpful in the case, is my greatest weakness and mistake, but being that I am disabled, I had no money to send him so I felt helpless. He understood though and thanked me for trying anyway. After a few days and more conversations with him he came up with the idea of asking a 'clinet' here in the US to send me a check in which case I would put into my account and send the money to him. I said that I could do and got the check in the next two days. I went to the bank, put it in, and waited for the check to clear. The next day everything went fine I got the moeny and sent it to him through Western Union. He was very thankful and we again started talking some more. About three days later, I check my acount...now im overdrawn for the amount of the check...his 'client's' check was a fraud...and now he says that he didnt receive enough money to pay for his hotel fee and to renew his plane ticket and needed a different client to send me another check. Thats when I started saying nooo freaking way.However, I sent another 2000$ because of the child. He was supposed to arrive on the 20th of June and hours before he was suppose to land he contacted me that he is stuck in Frankfurt and authorities will not let him continue if he does not pay a tax for the 200,000$ check and he asked me to send him 20000$ ASAP so he can catch up the flight and he kept promising that he will pay me back everything that was lost from my bank account and what I sent him and that we will be together and everything will be fine...I wanted to believe that soo much but his story of his life just changed soo much, I cant believe a word he says. Even someone from the airport talked with me. I said to this officer that I don't know this man who is telling them that I am the wife to be and not to contact me again.
Many times he said that he has no computer or laptop but also said that he will show me pictures of him from his laptop when we see each other. He showed himself only 2 times but for seconds and very bad quality so I was not able to really see if it was him. Also he was insisting that he will get the big money but when the project is over but I know that this is not trough and every foreigner when sent overseas is payed regularly and expenses are all covered.
I made the mistake of giving my account number and to be good to someone who is in need but realized that this is a stupidity as I shouldn't trust anyone who I really did not see face to face or shake hands with.
When I realized what I lost I found out that the pictures he was using are used to open other FB accounts and on other matching sites. All are not active proving that he is using them to scam other women with good hearts. Each account for one victim.
Dont do my mistake. Be safe and never send money because this is all those people are looking for.
2012-06-29, 12:20:39
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I wanted to share my story and as much as I didn't want to realize it I've been in a romance scam and I'm feeling so crushed and needing someone to talk to. I met this man over a year ago on Mingle2. When I first met Eldword he was in Los Angeles preparing to leave for a job in London as he was a self employed aeroengineer he quickly went from sending me messages on Mingle2 to IM messenger and when I asked him to call me he said he was waiting on a new cell phone so we con't to IM and he went off to London and he emailed me lovely letters and of course soon enough professed his love to me and all was going well with his project and it was coming to an end and he would be home to meet me in person when he had an unexpected disaster with test drive of the engine he installed and it needed to be repaired and he had not brought enough money with him and started asking me for financial assistance. I sent him a few hundred dollars which he promised he would return it when he returned home in a couple of days which came and he was unable to return because he did not have the money to pay his hotel bill. I didn't have the money to send him so he con't to IM me and he has used my faith to get to me and we would pray for God to send him the help he needed and finally after several weeks he said he really needed to get home and had these acquaintances of his to contact me that they would send money to my acct so I could send to him which I allowed and it was one mess after another. Finally I was able to send him money for a plane ticket home and for his hotel bill and he was on his way home and of course I get a call the evening he is to arrive from a London hospital saying he was in a car accident and that he was in a coma. After that I figured it was just a scam and stopped contact with him. Well a month later he contacted me by email telling me he was so sorry he was involved in a accident and he had no way of contacting me and knew I would be so worried and I told him I didn't believe a word he said and that I would not be sending him any more money which he asked if I could help him get home this one last time and he promised he was telling me the truth in which I responded no that I did not believe him and if he was for real he needed to find a way home on his own. We con't to communicate for several months after that and he did not ask for assistance he gained my confidence and then two months later attempted again and I was scammed for a couple of thousands of dollars and still no return because the friend of his that was also to lend him part of the money he need. He had me send my portion to this friend and his friend would complete what he needed kept the money for himself then this so called friend who he knew when they both lived in Florida but now was working in Malaysia as an engineer had landed him a contract for a engineer project in Salengor Malaysia but he needed the plane ticket to get there and this project would bring in the money that he owed me and then some. So I once again helped him all the while withdrawing the money from my credit cards. Well he supposedly finished the contract at the end of November and was waiting for his final payment to return home when the company told him he would have to wait until the beginning of the year since the company would be closed for the holidays. The new year comes and still no payment he was told the company had been sold and this new company doesn't want to pay up. He hasn't asked me for anymore money but, I know now this is all a scam. He hasn't contacted me in over two weeks and I have stopped all communication. Now I'm feeling so hurt and torn apart and I feel like such a fool for believing him not once but, twice. I have been so ashamed to telling any of my friends or family. I did tell one friend early that I had lent him money before his accident and she did tell me this was a scam. Then when he recontacted me after his so called accident and I fell for his lies I didn't tell anyone I was still communicating with him. Now I'm just trying to heal emotionally and of course financially which I had to claim bankruptcy after losing my job in between all of this. I been praying to God to heal me. Please be safe and don't fall for this lier.
2012-06-29, 17:54:12
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2012-06-29, 12:20:39
I am very sorry that you are scammed and thank you that you wanted to share your story like this! The man on the photos is not the scammer him self i believe the real guy on the picture is Norwegian found some info on the net that indicates that too.I do not think he is even aware that his pictures are abused by scammers.Scammers from Nigeria has stolen this poor mans photos and scams women online.I have met unfortunately many women that are in the same situation as you broke both financially and mentally ,i wish i could say something that would make you feel better .. but even me that have been on this site for almost 3 years can never get used to this . I have met an scammer from Nigeria my self once ,but i did not sent any money even if the scammer asked for it many times,i know how manipulative these scammers are it took me 2 months before i realized i have talked to an scammer from Nigeria not an man from England.i was glad i did not send money but emotionally it took me harder and i think it is the emotional part that is the worst for all victims i have met an supported . The feeling of humiliation and the lost of something you never have met or even do not know for real creates very complex feelings inside and that can take long time to get over that thing ! I hope that you will get over this thing one day and can get further in life. Even if the scammer has not contacted you for 2 weeks,please change emailaddress and phone number,the scammer can come back in other names and also pretend to be fake police,lawyer and tell you that he can help you to get your lost money back.(Recovery scams)Do not believe any of that if you get an mail like that! //Miss Marple//

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