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Name: Andy James Mends
Address: Flat 14 Mountfield
SE13 6 RR
e-mail address Diplomat Felix Koranteng: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail address Doctor Anthonio: email@example.com
e-mail address Nanny Theodora: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail address Son named 'Felix': email@example.com
e-mail address Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail address Senior Stuff (i think he meant staff) Senyo Brown Accra/Ghana.
Phone number 'General Alex': 001 209 694 6190
Other Comments: Hello everybody,
hope you can help me with this!
I am talking to this guy since 12th July. I met him at Icony dating line.
He said he is an US Soldier based in Kabul. He joined Military School with 16 and was in Iraq and Afghanistan (second time now)
Had a bad relationship and has one son Felix, 15 years old
Started with asking me to send some stuffs like shirts, shorts, chocolate etc. Shame on me I sent him a package! Delivery address was in Ghana where his Diplomat has his business. As he wanted to pick up the package I had to pay another 100 Euro duty fee! What I finally did because I wanted him to get the package! After that his son living in UK had a bad accident and needed a surgery. First he wanted me to fly to London! Then he asked me if I could help him with the bills cos his son is not an citizen of uk and they wouldnt help before getting the bills payed! But I couldnt help what I finally told him. So he found an other way to 'help' his son!! The next attack was that he wanted to send some valuable things to Germany. And no wonder, guess what happened: the customs wanted 4.500 Euro for getting the valuable things out - and he asked me for 2.500 to help! Again I gave him a negative answer!
Now the last try was that he had to go to a 'risky' mission between dead and alive! After talking to his General he needed 1000 Euro to replace his name from the list!
I promised him to give him the money in the next 10 days, but didnt pay! He tried to contact me the day before I wanted to do the payment but I ignored him! 2 days later hes General called me and left a message, that I will never see him again cos I didnt made the payment! Since then he didnt contacted me again!
But the strangest thing was: I saw him two times on cam and it was a white person looking like the guy from the pics he sent me!!!!
So is this a damned scammer or not?
Yes this is an scammer! scammers online pretends to be soldiers on duty in Afghanistan or Iraq and scams people out of money is very common now ,this one has also connections to Ghana where most online scams origins from and the man on the photos is not Andy Mends ,the real man on the photos is Stuart James and his photos are abused in scams earlier too as well..
the web cam session you are talking about scammers are clever ,they video record photos and shows up on webcams ,scammers knows for sure how to fool people,i am sorry that you are scammed.I advice you to change emailaddress as scammers sells emailaddresses to other scammers too..
thank you very much for your support in this case!
He is a real bad guy!
Thank you also for this site - its a very big help!
Miss Marple from United States
you are very welcome ! Do you still have some mails from this scammer? please post his introduction mail and the asking for money letter ,it is good for other people who comes here and has contact with this scammer and find information on this scam.
The address to Ghana where you sent the package to could you post it here also.Thank you for your report !
All kind regards //Miss Marple//
anonymous from Germany
I have all the mails this guy sent to me!
This was the introducition mail 1:
My name is Andy James Mends I was born on the 27th of Jan, 1963 at
Baptist Hospital of Florida I started A & A Children start 6 and later on
continued from Calvary Baptist Church Schools. I was very playful at school
and it affected my academic works. I joined the Military academy at the age
of 16. .. My mom was a head teacher and dad was in the medical field of the
army and later worked with the UN. I fought in the Gulf war in 1990 to
1991.The gulf war was fought to liberate Kuwait from autocratic rule of the
late Saddam ,I had a pretty bad experience. I am an E-6 Staff Sergeant
(SSG) and now working with the UN. I also act as a platoon sergeant in the
absence of the Sergeant First Class. I am the leader of my squad.
Mail Nr. 2 after I answered him:
i have a one son and am not married
I am a non commission officer and I work in the junior management of the
military..As you already know, I am currently stationed in Kabul , the
capital of Afghanistan I have to let you know that I am on my second
mission to Kabul. My first mission to Afghanistan was in 2004. My mission
ended in 2008. Went back to the States, I found out that my ex betrayed my
love by going in for another man. She cost me a lost. She misused my
properties so I paid her off. I was in love with her with all my heart but
she let me down. I was with her for 14 years.
I am now looking for the one whisk to my heart,a woman who will love me for
me and not for what i have..I am looking for true love to spend the rest of
my life with. : Hope things will change from one stage to another.I like
you and you are very beautiful as well.I will be home in a few weeks from
now as i have already told you,just waiting for the date of the Awards
night so i can get to know my date of coming home.I lost my family during
the world trade center tourist attack,i hate to talk about this cause it
makes me sad every time i think about it.
Do you are kids? Are you married?
Am actually relocating because it hurts whenever i come home,it reminds me
of my past.. I dont use to communicate with outsiders because of security
reasons but I need a woman for myself as am retiring from the army to
settle down.. A woman that will be there for me and I will be there for her
too. There is a smile of love, and there is a smile of Deceit, and there
is a smile of smiles, in which these two smile meet, a smile is ever the
most bright and beautiful with a tear upon it. What is the dawn without the
dew? the tear is rendered by the smile precious above the smile
itself......... I loved my ex wife with all my heart, she was the deepest
happiness in a life time and think she will be the one I can come home and
lay my heard on.The one I always thought or think by sharing all point of
view with.while thinking of her and thought she is the brighter side of my
life. I did all I could in support to her needs and given a helping hand
for her to grub a job, and support the family as well. In times like
holiday and spending time with each other. spending much time with her as
much as I could..but all the same its over now, all though am hurtled,i
have gotten over it now and moving on in life with determination to hit my
Good night and hope to hear from you again
If you want more...no problem..
It took me a while to find out, that he always takes text from sites like love.notes or classic text messages!
I will post another e-mail where he asks for money!
Miss Marple from United States
Thanks ,the mails are templates(formletters) scammers use these as they have no time to write personal mails to people as they can scam many people in the same time and often operates out of gangs,often victims on scams tells that they had an feeling like they where talking to different persons not only one.If you have never met an scammer online before how can you know you are talking to an scammer,me my self i have met an scammer too once and i did not know that it was an scammer as i had not that experience ,but i learned my lesson too ..please read my article how you recognize male scammers and you will get informed what are the signs ,but scammers are very clever and very manipulative so it is very easy to fall for these scumbags online unfortunately .Please post the money asking letter it is an proof of scam too.
These letters are the same ones that were sent to me, his name was Lucas W. James......and his sons name was Paul....same pics, and of course son sick in hospital with heart problems....piece of shit!
anonymous from Germany
This is one of the mails he wrote asking me for money:
----- Original Nachricht ----
Von:Andy james mends <email@example.com>
Betreff: Re: Hi my Love
Hey is good to hear from my love,how are you doing today?
Hope you were able to go to work early. Was very happy reading from you
Am doing good and in good health huni,no i wasn't in air today. Ihave not had a good sleep,cos i have been patrolling all night.
Hearing from you everyday,noon and night makes me a strong man.
Huni i will like you to do me favor and please let me know as soon
possible if you can do it for me.
Remember i told you my stuffs are getting finished and for the past
few days i have not eaten any health food,i have still not heard from
Mr. Koranteng yet.
My love i want you to send 300euros to one of my senoir stuffs who
are going to Ghana today for a meeting with the Ghana Army.
So that he can get me some food stuffs and drugs,i gave him the list
of stuffs i will need.
Huni please let know if you can help me out,cos they will be returning
on Friday.Huni some strange inserts keeps bitting me and some bad
rashes on my body.
Send me a mail when you are online,so we can talk. I have really
missed you so soooooooooo much xxxxxx.
Here are some sweet words for you only my love
> I Will Love You Forever
> I love you so deeply,
> I love you so much,
> I love the sound of your voice
> And the way that we touch.
> I love your warm smile
> And your kind, thoughtful way,
> The joy that you bring
> To my life every day.
> I love you today
> As I have from the start,
> And I'll love you forever
> With all of my heart.
> Who is the most adorable,beautiful and caring woman in my world?
> I also Thank You so much for giving me happiness,thanks for being
> there for me and thank you for supporting me. You have also turned me
> into a new strong lovely man.
> Sie bringen Freude in mein Herz,
> Ich habe nie das Gefühl vor,
> mit jedem Hauch von deiner Hand,
> Ich liebe dich mehr und mehr.
> xxxxx xxxx!!!
anonymous from Germany
This was a mail were he wanted me to pay 1.000 Euro to replace his name from the list, so he doesn't have to go to the 'risky mission'
Von: Andy james mends <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Datum/Uhrzeit: 01.09.2012 / 07:36(Empfang)
Betreff: Am weak huni
Huni you just don't understand me my love,i was once on this mission and my
left hand was shot.
Do you understand why am so scared to go on this mission.
xxxxxx you want to be with me right? Why dont you prevent me from this
mission,nobody knows what will happen this time round.
The General's name is Alex,please if you call him,let him know you are my
I came back from patrolling last night be my heading and heart was hurting
Huni please try as much as you for me,even if you can get half of the
money,and i think with that he will replace my name.
xxxxxx please dont let me down,if you dont want me to die,you need me more
than everything in this world.
I will be online later in the day,and please let me know what happens when
you talk to the General.
I hope to hear some good news when i meet you online.
I REALLY DO LOVE YOU xxxxxx AND I DONT WANT TO GO AWAY FROM YOU,
WANT TO BE AT YOUR SIDE AND I DO NEED YOU AROUND ME.
Andy's life is in your hand
Choose one Will you let him go to this risky mission and will not return or
You will do anything you can to prevent huni.
Hope you have a nice day and talk to you later.
anonymous from Germany
This is the 'Doctors' mail - After this mail I asked for a medical attempt or a original bill from the hospital - but I never got an answer!
Von:juan antonio <email@example.com
Datum/Uhrzeit:07.08.2012 / 04:00(Empfang)
Betreff:Re: Your patient Felix Mends
Hello there xxxxx, this is Dr.Anthonio and thank you very much for the message.had to contact mr.James because his son is suffering from a serious accident and am glad you emailed me on here.the kid's accident is so serious that he broke 3 of his ribs which he needs surgery for that and he broke his knee and his arm hurts so bad,when we scanned his X-ray he had lots of broken parts which we have to see to it as soon as possible because his accident is a bad one.
Now we need someone who will pay the bills for the surgery because the kid does not have a health insurance and he is not from this country,for hospital policy reasons we cant do nothing but try relief his pain and try stitch some of his wounds.the lady that is taking care of him is also in the hospital now but she said she is short of money and the daddy to said for security reasons to he cant get any money to help the kid but since you are to be i think you can help with his bills and he can sort you out later when he gets to you he can get it to you...
We need 2500 pounds for his medical treatment and if you are the one going to help him out you have to try your possible best to do so or find a way to get his surgery done,he is to young for this kind of accident and the pain for him is to much to handle so you have to try your best for him.you can contact the lady taking care of him or the father or me so we know what we can do.
Thanks very much for contacting me and i really appreciated it a lot and your son should be fit within 2 to 3 weeks depending on how he responds to treatments.
anonymous from Germany
This was the mail with the address to send the package to:
Von: DIV DELIVERY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Datum: 24.07.2012 13:04
Betreff: INFO ADDRESS
THANKS FOR THE REPLY AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR QUICK REPLY. SORRY FOR NOT GETTING BACK TO YOU QUICKLY WAS A VERY BUSY HERE.WELL GOT TO LONDON
SAFELY.HOW ARE YOU AND HOW IS EVERYTHING WITH YOU?WELL YOU BOTH WILL DO WELL TOGETHER,JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE AND TRUST IN HIM,HE IS A GOOD GUY.I WILL BE FLYING TO GHANA IN FEW DAYS TIME .I AM ESTABLISHING AND BUILDING MY DELIVERY OFFICE THERE,AS AM TRYING TO DO IN OTHER COUNTRIES.ALSO TO DELIVER TO THE FORMER UN SECRETARY'S PEACE KEEPING CENTRE IN ACCRA.
HERE IS THE ADDRESS TO WHICH YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO SEND THE PACKAGE TO AND ALSO IN MY NAME OKAY AND WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST,THAT'S TO GET THE STUFFS TO HIM.
Mr FELIX Koranteng,50A Airport AVE,GHANA -ACCRA THROUGH EXPRESS MAIL,POST
HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON MADAM
When I read this today, I can't believe I did that! How could I be so stupid????
anonymous from Germany
Meanwhile I know about 15 different names from Mr. Alex James Mends and I think about giving all what I have to the FBI or the German Police.
Miss Marple, do you think that makes sense?
Thank you for your answer!
You don't know how much you helped me with your site and be sure I will stay at the case!