I have Asperger Syndrome and she decided to join a dating site for people with Aspergers. Maybe they thought as Aspies are more naive and because we have trouble distinguishing peoples motives they would be onto a winner.
Anyway I noticed she live In Wales, just over the border in my perspective, I send an innocent Hello and waited for a reply. Sure enough I got one, she identified herself as Telma Udeh. She asked for my e-mail address so I gave her one.
Then my alarm bells starting ringing, she sent me a message that explained she lived in Senegal and her parents got killed so she fled to a refugee camp near Dakar. I began to get suspicious as she had listed herself as wales and I was surprised you could actually access the Internet at a refugee place. I noted the inconsistencies and asked her to explain them. However I got ignored and she send a reply telling me to contact the pastor and was already hinting at money. I immediately rushed onto a forum I knew and asked for advice. I was then told it was a scam and I was directed to 419eater. I immediately sent Telma an angry e-mail telling her to F*** off and since then I have done research into scams of all kinds so I know what to expect from them now.
Sadly this was months ago. But I was able to delete her off that dating site and I wondered if I had been the only one she had spoken too. But of course not =P
anonymous from Mexico
CREO QUE TODOS ESTOS MENSAJES NO PROVIENEN DE MUJERES, SINO DE HOMBRES. POSIBLEMENTE EL DINERO QUE OBTIENEN ES PARA ELLOS (PERSONALMENTE) O PARA FINANCIAR LA GUERRA CIVIL EN COSTA DE MARFIL. DE CUALQUIER MANERA SON VERDADERAS ESTAFAS. DE VARIOS CORREOS QUE INTERCAMBIE CON LA SUPUESTA DAISY, YO LE PREGUNTE VARIAS COSAS Y NO ME LAS RESPONDIÓ, SINO QUE LAS EVADIÓ. LA DAISY QUIEN SE COMUNICÓ CONMIGO VEO QUE TIENE VARIOS NOMBRES: GLORIA, JANE, BETTY, SANDRA, GRACE, SUSAN JAMES, PATRICIA, NORA PETER, HANNA, SHARON KLOVE KHALIA, LUCY, JEMIA PATRICK... TAL VEZ HAYAN MÁS.
NO HE PODIDO INTEGRAR ESTA INFORMACION A LA INTERPOOL (POLICIA INTERNACIONAL) PARA QUE ACUDIERAN Y REGISTRARAN EL DOMICILIO DONDE SUPUESTAMENTE HABRÍA QUE ENVIAR EL DINERO: 'ALEXANDER NJOKU,
48 AVENUE,LAMINE GUEYE, DAKAR-SENEGAL'
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 04:55:37 -0800
Subject: I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE
I am equally pleased to read from you and I want to thank and commend you for the affection that you have shown to me despite the fact that our relationship is young.
I told you about the existence of this money so that you will know how desperate that I am to leave here.I am happy that you do not love me because of money and I really appreciate that.
I wish to tell you that I am not the kind of person that is good in making friends.I am saying this based on the question that you asked if I have any man.I am as free as air and my utmost priority is my freedom.As regards to the picture that you demanded from me.I have given you a total of three pictures but promise to send more to you as soon as I take a new snap.
Meanwhile,I will still give you the contact of the bank if you may wish to contact them for the transfer.I once tried to transfer this money but they refused stating that my refugee status does not permit me to embark on any kind of transfer and suggested that I should look for a partner.Though,I have just written to the bank now and told them that I have gotten a partner.Below is the contact information of the bank.
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK PLC UK
The name of the transfer officer is Mr Paul Leeds.
Telephone number: 0044-70-1422-7118
fax number 0044-70-059-30861
Information about the deposit code are as follows.
Name of depositor: Dr Patrick Mabou
Nationality: Ivory Coast
Next of kin : Miss Godline Daisy Mabou
Account Number: SCBUK745608902546/QB/91/A
Also,if you may wish me to assist me in coming to your country and maybe from there we can embark on the transfer,I will like you to discuss with the reverend so that he will assist me by convincing the camp authorities to grant an exit to me.his name is Rev Mathew and his e-mail address is (firstname.lastname@example.org and his tell number is 00221-772376633)
I have put all my hope on you and believe that you will not disappoint me.
You are always in my he.
SAGE LAW FIRMS
48.AVENUE, LAMINE GUEYE
MY FINDINGS AT THE HIGH COURT,
IN REGARDS OF THE NEEDED DOCUMENTS AND FROM MY FINDINGS IN THE HIGH COURT HERE, IT WILL COST THE SUM OF ($850) FOR THE AUTHENTICATION OF THE POWER OF ATTORNEY TO BE PAID IN COURT.
($470 )FOR THE SWEARING OF THE AFFIDAVIT OF OATH AT THE FEDERAL HIGH
COURT HERE BEFORE IT BECOMES VALID TO BE PAID IN COURT.
MY LEGAL PROCESSING FEE OF ($460)
($410 ) FOR NOTARY STAMPING AT THE NOTARY OFFICE HERE TO BE PAID IN COURT.
SO THE TOTAL COST NOW FOR ALL THESE PROCESS WILL BE ($2190)
YOU ARE TO TRANSFER THE MONEY TODAY THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER WITH THE NAME OF MY SECRETARY BELOW
48 AVENUE,LAMINE GUEYE
MAKE SURE YOU INFORM ME IMMEDIATELY YOU SEND THE MONEY TODAY, SO THAT I CAN START THE PROCESSING OF THE DOCUMENTS WHICH WILL BE READY IN THE NEXT TWO WORKING DAYS. ATTATCHED HERE IS MY INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT FOR YOUR KIND PERUSAL.
(OUR PRIORITY IS TO RENDER THE BEST SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS)
YOURS SINCERELY IN SERVICE,
BAR (DR) ASHMAN DUKE
anonymous from United States
I have benn scramed from this girl who want me to help her to take care of her money in a bank in europe, she send me an email with a money transfer link and an account number from the bank I didn't do it because I knew is a trick to steal my personal information, following is the email she send to me (the fourth one) read it and be aware.
I am more than happy to read your email this afternoon as it gives me joy and happiness to hear from you darling.
I really appreciated your interest to assist me transfer my money to your position so that you can send me some money from my money to prepare my travling documents to meet with you for a better life as iam suffering here in the prison called refugee camp where iam living.
My dear like i told you before that i have informed the bank about my intention to claim my money which my name appears as the next of kin but the bank in Scotland told me to look for a foreign partner who will assist me in the transfer due to my refugee status here in Senegal.
Darling as a refugee, i dont have direct claim to my money but can only look for a representative who will assist me in the transfer as explained to me by the bank.
My dear i have forwarded your contact details to the bank as my foreign representative who will assist me in the transfer and the bank as promised to conatct you about the transfer and i will equally want you to send an email to the bank today telling them that you are my foreign partner and you want to know the possibilities of helping me in the transfer of 2.7 million us dollars deposited by late my late father.
Please make sure you conatct the bank today through this email address(email@example.com) attentioned Mr Oliver Stocken the foreign transfer officer of the bank and inform me whenever you recieve any mail from them as i have informed them to conatct you. The account number of my late fathers account is 7037802.
Have a lovely day and make sure you send an email to the bank,
***The original contact was through 'I am free tonight', accessed through face book.***
However, I think that site is aware of these scams, and the account was deleted by them for inappropriate content.
I am more than happy to give you my details,
How was your day today?.Mine is cold over here in Dakar Senegal .My name is Tessy Diarra.
(23) single and never married, i am from Ivory Coast in West Africa and presently i am residing in the camp here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country.
My late father Dr. Fredrick Diarra was the managing director of Diacocoa and Associates (Ltd) and he was also the personal adviser to our former head of state ( Gen,Dr Robert Guie)before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed him with my mother in cold blood.
It's only me that is alive now and i managed to make my way to a West African country Senegal where i am living now as a refugee.I would like to know more about you.Your likes and dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently. I will tell you more about myself in my next mail.Attached here is my picture.Hoping to hear
anonymous from Canada
I found your girl on www.romancescam.com and alot of others to be aware of.
iam chima a talented footballer i need a lafy who will take care of me i will make her happy.call +2348062395723 or enmail firstname.lastname@example.org
This girl got my stuff from HI5 and has been emailing me ever since, her story seems so unreal so i decided to look up udeh industrial company which lead me here, thank god i found out early that this was a scam. This is one of her mails she sent.....
my dearest Angel Happy new year
I am more than happy in your reply to my mail.How was your day?.i hope you had a wonder full sweet day,i really thanks God for his infinite Mercy upon me in this my wilderness experience. Mine was hot over here in Dakar Senegal. My name is Happiness Udeh single 23 years and never married, i am from IVORY COAST in west Africa and presently i am residing in the refugee camp here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country. My late father Dr Solomon Udeh was the chairman managing director UDEH INDUSTRIAL COMPANY LTD, in Monrovia and he is also the personal adviser to the former head of state before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed my father. Due to the sudden death of my father , my mother had a blood pressure with resulted to her death after 4 four mouth my beloved father left us.It was only me that is alive now and i managed to make our way to near by country Senegal where i am living now as a refugee. Due to the maltreatment am receiving from my step mother.I would like to know more about you. Your likes and what you dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently. I will tell you more about myself in my next mail. Attached here is my picture Hoping to hear from you soonest,
i got few letter too, somebody should do something over there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
MY Dearest ,
I am very sorry for my late rely to your mail, It is because of the power failure.
How are you today? I hope fine. I thank you once again and also thank the almighty God.I will also like to see you face to face. l love you very much and I want you to know that before I contacted you i saw your profile that you matched mine and you are the type of person l am looking for.
look before I come to the site where I found you I pray to God to give me somebody that will not run away with my money. I trust my God so please try your best for me you will not regret it and please try to be fast ok because my condition here is too bad for me try to understand me.
Please, as I said earlier no one knows about the existence of this money except you. and l will like you to please keep it secret to other people because since it is (MONEY) all eyes will be on it.
Remember I trust you that is why I am giving you all this informations!. ,I will like to hear your voice please,just call the Rev and tell him that you want to speak with me and he will send for me immediately.You can call the Revrend and ask him the best time to call me. I have informed the bank about my plans to claim this money and the only thing they told me is to look for a foreign partner who will stand on my behalf due to my refugee status and the laws of this country.
You will have 20% of the total money for helping me and the remaining money will be managed by you in any business of your choice. In this regards i will like you to contact the bank immediately with this information,telling them that you are my foreign partner and that you want to know the possibilities of assisting me transfer my 5.3 million dollars deposited
by my late father of which i am the next of kin to the account to your country.The contact informations of the bank are as follows,
Mr Peter Sands Director of finance/Foreign transfer officer)
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK PLC
1 ALDERMANBURY SQUARE LONDON U.K
EC 2V 7SB EMAIL (email@example.com ) or (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TEL/FAX 0044 (0) 208 181 6676 or 0044 701 422 3186
MR PETER SANDS DIRECTOR OF FINANCE email ( email@example.com) phone 0044 701 422 3187
MY FULL NAME AGATAR MABOU
FATHER'S NAME LATE DR PATRICK MABOU
A/C NUMBER SCBUK/782614/Q91/A.
My dear l am glad that God has brought you to see me out from this situation and l promise to be kind and will equally need you in every area of my life plus investing this money since l am still too young to manage it. As i told you before, this camp is just like a prison and my prayers is to live out from here as soon as possible.
Please make sure that you contact the bank so that after the transfer you can send some money from that money for me to prepare my travelling documents to meet with you in your country. in the meantime I will be expecting your call any time you recieve this email. Until then have a nice time and always think about me.(00221-772365759)
My love is for you.
there are 2 more fotoes of Mabou. For that moment she is Elizabeth
anonymous from Israel
Gays look above this history: She sent to me this history but look, If you receive the same - can be SCAM, i didn't send any money, by God!!!
She use a Rev in your e-mail: Rev Paulson Etikudo [firstname.lastname@example.org]
'Name = Jemia Patrick (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org)
Country = Dakar Senegal
Thanks for your kind gesture and interest to help me for partnership. I receive your mail with a lot of surprise that I can count on you for anything. I am proud of your person I have read and taken note of your prompt reply but.I am comfortable investing in any kind of experience field of investment which you will lead me into to achieve great and wonderful profit in the nearest future with your esteem into the business world. I will leave everything pertaining this transaction in your custody and as well as the transferring of my inheritance to your country since you have enough facility to sponsor this transaction.I am forwarding the full contact information of the bank where my inheritance is as to help you stay in contact with them and ask for the transfer of my deposit to your position.
Please note that I am in a very tight Conner and I need urgent action as even feeding here in the refugee camp is a very big war for us.I have earlier before now inform the management of my intentions of retrieving/transferring of my deposit to any country of my choice which they told me that once someone stand to receive the deposit. their management will oblige to infect the transfer to his given account.Please find the account information and Bank contact.
Halifax Bank Of London International Trust Plc
Person in contact:Mr Phil Hodkinson.
Telephone (44) 7014226742
PO Box 664, Halifax House, 31/33 New Street
Email - email@example.com
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the deposit are as follows:
Name of depositor: Dr Patrick Leeth
Nationality: Sierra Leone
Next of kin : Miss Jemia Patrick
Amount deposited:$9.2 million
This is all you need to establish direct communication with the bank on how this fund should be transferred into your nominated bank account for urgent business venture.I don't have anybody apart from you as such I demand that you give this matter the total maximum attention to facilitate and make things workout fast.Please this issue most remain confidential for security reason's. please let me know when you contact the bank,I will like you to discuss with the reverend so that he will assist me by convincing the camp authorities to grant an exit to me.his name is Rev Paulson Etikudo and his e-mail address is email@example.com direct number +221-764-905-078 I have put all my hope on you and believe that you will not disappoint me.
You are always in my heart.
I am very happy when i read the mail you receive from rev, from to day i will be counting the days, because i believe that my problem is getting solve, meanwhile how are you together with your work, hope that everything is moving fine.
Meanwhile i have read the mail that you sent to rev and his reply, i am now feed with joy and happiness that very soon i will be free. Darling what do you think about that, i would like you to rent me a room here so that i can go out of the camp and live, when the money is transferd you can then send me some money from there to prepare my traveling document to come and meet you in your country because it will be very expensive for you to send me money for visa and flight ticket, that is why i would like when the money is transfer,you can then send me money for my traveling document hope you understand what i mean, or if it will be very expensive for you to rent a room for me maybe you can live it, i remain here in refuge camp. Please darling what do you think, i am waiting for your comment,
Darling you can send me the money with my name in western union i think that will be easy for me.i dont know any bank here
Please darling dont forget to contact the bank
I am waiting for your mail
'De: Rev Paulson Etikudo
Data: 09/01/08 16:49
Assunto: GOD BLESS YOU
May the peace of our lord Jesus christ be with you always and also may the lord grant you divine protection through out this season amen.
Inregard to your mail,am very glad of your plans towards Jemia because her life here is very unpleasant and helpless. She can go out of the camp if you permit that, but note before camp authority will release her, we most comfirm first that you have prepare a good place for her to live either renting a room for her or coming to meet with you in your country, because we dont want her to go out of here and remain in sufring. hope i made my self clear to you
May the good lord reward you in all your efforts.
Thanks and God bless you
Yours Rev Paulson Etikudo
Remain Bless '
Another one ...
My Dearest ,
Good Day and God Bless you.I am resending you this mail with the help of a translator. I am more than happy in your reply to my mail. its like you are an angel sent from God to console and be my guild. Mine is a little bit hot over here in Dakar Senegal . I am 23years of age living in this situation
In this refugee camp we are only allowed to go out only on Mondays and Fridays of the weeks. Its just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace I will come out here soon.
I don't have any relatives now whom I can go to all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war the only person I have now is Rev.Livenus Patrick who is the pastor of the (Christ the king Church) here in the refugee he has been very nice to me since I came here but i am not living with him rather I am leaving in the women's hostel because the camp have two hostels one for men the other for women.
The Pastors Tel number is (+221-777-265-621) if you call and tell him that you want to speak with me he will send for me in the hostel. here is where am sending you email at church office. As a refugee here I don't have any right or privilege to any thing be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country. I want to go back to my studies because I only attended my first year before the tragic incident that lead to my being in this situation now took place.
Please listen to this I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which I will send to you latter, because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money with a foreign bank which he used my name as the next of kin, the amount in question is $5.7M(Five Million seven Hundred Thousand Dollars).
So I will like you to help me transfer this money to your account in your position and from it you can send some money for me to get my traveling documents and air ticket to come over to meet with you.
I am contacting you due to my political situation, i cannot make this claims by myself, i need a foreigner who will stand on my behalf to the bank, that is why i decided to make this contact with you, for you to stand on my behalf to the Bank and ask them the possibility of transferring this fund into your account in your position. Also my late father went into an agreement with the Bank that they said fund can only be transferred to my position once i come up 30years of age or with an appointed trustee.
I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is the Reverend because he is like a father to me.
So in the light of above I will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone for I am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people gets to know about it. Remember I am giving you all this information due to the trust I deposed on you. I like honest and understanding people, truthful and a man of vision, truth and hardworking.
My favorite language is English but our language is french but I speak English very fluently. Meanwhile I will like you to call me like I said, from 1pm To 4pm (13GMT16GMT), I have alot to tell you. Have a nice day and think about me. Awaiting to hear from you soonest. Please help me so that i can come out of here to be with you.
Yours,forever in love
Miss Pat Ray
Tart black ball ! Nippers heed on them !!
How are you today hope all is well? mine is a little bit hot over here in Dakar Senegal.just like i told you in my first mail that i'm from ivory coast, but due to the war in my contry, that cost the dead of my father and my mother which made me to stay hear as a refegue. my condition here is terrible Its just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace i will come outhere soon.i don't have any relatives now whom i can go to all our relatives ran away in the middle of the war the only person i have now is Rev Emmanuel George. who is the pastor of the (Christ the king Churches) here in the camp,he has been very nice to me since i came here but i am not living with him rather i'm leaving in the women's hostel(in the camp) because here they have two hostels one for the men the other for women.The Pastors Tel number (00221-773-734-636)if you call and tell him that you want to speak with me he will send for me in the hostel.I want to go back to my studies because i only attended my first year before the traggic incident that lead to my being in this situation now took place. Please listen to this,i have my late father's statement of account and death certificate (as next of kid)here with me which i will send to you latter,because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank in United Kingdom which he used my name as the next of kin,the amount in question is $3.5m(three Million five Hundred Thousand Dollars) So what i need from you is, for you to see that the money is transfered to a good account and also to make arrengment on how i will come over and stay with you and continue my life and education.my choosing you is a question i knew you must ask and i think it is a good question.i have two reasons for choosing you, i choosed you because it is the will of God.and i believe knowing you will bring hope back again to my life.my choosing you does not mean i do not have anybody from africa.i have two uncles,that is my late fathers junior brothers whom i think are suppose to be taking care of me but they do not care,all they did was to sell my late fathers houses and company to one mr olson steven from united states and enjoy the money with their wives.i wanted to tell olson about it but should my uncles know of the money,they can kill me ,so as to eat the money,it was as if my father saw their dead because he told me the implication of having a big money in africa and that was the reason while he made the deposit in scothland.the day i wrote you first,i picked up three address from site and i prayed over it with my Rev,father.he broth the pieces of papper and wrote the three name in it and fold it,he ask me to pick one and i picked your name,then i decided to write you and i also believe that it is the will of God.However you can call me with the reverend office phone line, my favorite language is English,i speak English very fluently because i attended an American and English speaking private school all in my country for almost all my school,i have a lot to tell in my nest mail,i will be thinking about you so much,as i will be waiting to hear from you soonest,
have a wonderful day
I thank you once again i will also like to see you face to face,i like you very much and i want you to know that before i contact you is the will of God that me and you to know each other and you are the type of man i am looking forward to spend the rest of my life with.I am not going to give your love to anyother man you will satisfy me,so needless of looking for another man.Please i have not told anyone except you about the existence of this money and i will like you to please keep it secret to other people because since it is (MONEY) all eyes will be on it and am using the church computer to write you,Remember i trust you honey that is why i am giving you all this informations.
I have informed the bank about my plans to claim this money and the only thing they told me is to look for a foreign partner who will stand on my behalf due to my refugee status and the laws of this country.You will have 20% of the total money helping me and the remaining money will be managed by you in any business of your choice.
In this regards i will like you to contact the bank immediately with this information,tell them that you are my foreign partner and that you want to know the possibilities of assisting me transfer my 3.5million dollars deposited by my late father of which i am the next of kin to your account in your country.
The contact informations of the bank is as follows,
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL PLC.
EMAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfer officer: MR Fred Godwin.
Tel +447017029256 FAX: +4487-0974-5897
I have maped out 20% for your assistance and 5% for any expenses that might come up in this transfer.My dear i am glad that God has brought you to see me out from this situation and i promise to be kind and will equally need you in every area of my life plus investing this money since i am still too young to manage it.As i told you before,this camp is just like a prison and my prayers is to move out from here as soon as possible.Please make sure that you contact the bank so that after the transfer you can send some money from the money for me to prepare my travelling documents to meet with you in your country. for a better life, have a good day
Awaiting to hear from you soonest!.
Yours forever in love
Darling you can copy this and send to the bank immediately with this email (email@example.com) or (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am the foreign partner of Miss Linda Mbaye who is in the refugee camp Senagal.I will like to know the procedure for transfering the money deposited by her late father which she is the next of kin to the account to my bank account in my country.this is the (Deposit Account Number A/C BLAB745008901546/QB/91/A) the name on the account holder is Dr. Joseph Patric Mbaye,
Your reply is urgently needed.
My dear how are you doing? i hope you are fine, as soon as the money is transferred into your account, you will help me to come over to your country to start a new life with you ok.
I will like you to contact the bank with this information because i have sent a nomination letter to them, they will respond to your application letter as soon as you contacted them ok, and also let me know the out come of your communication with them ok,
Bellow is the contact details of the bank,
CREDIT DU SENEGAL
Bd Elhadji Djily MBAYE X Rue HUART
BP 56 DAKAR ( SENEGAL )
Tï¿½lï¿½phone : ( +221 ) 6722009 or ( 00221 )-2294992
Fax: ( +221 ) 8263143
E-mail : email@example.com
Site Web : www.creditdusenegal.com
SWIFT : CRLYSNDA
Dr. Mustapha Wade
Director International Remittance Department.
Tell the bank that you are contacting them on behalf of Miss Maderline Baw, that you need information on how to retrieve the money deposited by late Dr.Johnson Baw on 14/01/1999 from republic of Liberia which Miss Maderline Baw stand as the next of kin, account number,(66699269198),the amount is (US 9.4) Million dollars)
My dear I want you to keep this transaction confidential until the fund is transferred into your account because the money is confidential, i don't want any other person to hear about it ok,
Please let me know when we will meet online again, i really want us to meet so that we can discuss other thing about our life ok,