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Dating scammer Benny Coleman


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Name: Benny Coleman



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Alleges to work for USAID as AIDS healthcare educator; aka Benedict Coleman; 10 yo son, Kelvin; wife Sarah (deceased); PhD from University of Australia; parents alive and living in Italy; has accent not recognized (not Nigerian); uses Pemberton, NJ as his home, recently relocated to Washington State after death of wife.


2008-02-28, 17:08:08   (updated: )
[hidden] from United States  

2008-02-29, 21:25:29
anonymous from United States  
I also was scammed by Benedict 'Benny' Coleman. He contacted me through His e-mail : and he liked to chat on IM at benedictdlob through yahoos. Also sateted that he was widowed, his wife was killed in an auto accident, has a 10 yr old son named Kelvin. Both parents are deceased. Said he was born in Washington state but also lived for a time in Italy as a child. Claims his father was a Phsysiotherapist for a soccer team and he and his mother ( he is an only child) moved to Italy for a while to be with dad. Earned is B Sc from Melbourne University in Australia. When his wife, who was from the UK was killed he left his job witht hte World Health Organization (WHO) to go to Thorofare, Nj. He states he was recruited by the USAID as a supervisor in the health department overseeing their HIV/AIDS humanitarian assistance programs in Nigeria.

Sends flowers and Teddy Bear and jewelry with his messages of love and then requests money to be wire transferred to him in NIgeria so he can make his return flight home.

Pictures are attached below.

2008-02-29, 21:30:44
anonymous from United States  
Another picture of Benny Coleman.
His phone number in Nigeria 011-234-703-968-6003.

States he has not been in a relationship for many years. Calls and has an accent, but does not have many minutes on his cell phone. States he works form home and therefore can relocate to anywhere because his work with the Agency..USAID allows him to stay homw with his son and live in hoousekeeper. Implies that he iw wealthy and you will never want for anythig.

2008-03-01, 11:04:49
anonymous from United States  
I'd seen that he had posted a new profile at in January 2008 and I notified the dating site immediately to pull the profile and provided them with documentation of his scamming activities. But they seem to move at the speed of oozing lava! I knew he would scam again and I am sorry that he did it to you. Your description of him is nearly identical to the scenario he painted for me, with a few very minor differences. Scumbag! He seems to have a pattern down that is working for him. I also believe that he is working with a few others, as there were times that when on Yahoo! messenger that his writing syntax was just enough different to make me wonder. He is full of tricks and smooth tactics. Thanks.
2008-03-01, 14:51:27
anonymous from United States  
and he is back on AGAIN . .

My time
Active within 24 hours
47-year-old man
New London, New Hampshire, United States
seeking women 40-50
within 50 miles of New London, New Hampshire, United States
Relationships: Widowed
Have kids: None
Want kids: Not sure
Ethnicity: Latino / Hispanic
Body type: About average
Height: 5'5' (165cms)
Religion: Christian / Protestant
Smoke: No Way
Drink: I don't drink alcohol

2008-03-01, 14:53:31
anonymous from United States  
Here is a second photo he is using with his profile on I notified the dating site of this scumbag, but they respond so slowly that he will make contact with another unsuspecting woman before his profile is removed.

2008-03-01, 15:15:04
anonymous from United States  
One more picture that 'Benny Coleman' or 'Benedict Coleman' uses with his profiles. Listed below are IP addresses that this Nigerian Scammer is using: (out Aba Nigeria) (used by Emmuanel Kehinde--Western Union pickup guy) (out Kaduna Nigeria) (listed on Spamhaus block list for 419 scams) (used by (used by & [Dr. McGrandy] &

Sent fraudulent money orders; hacked into a Wells-Fargo bank account and sends out checks from account holder's bill-paying account; porports to have WU funds stolen; utilizes stolen credit cards to send flowers, stuffed animals and chocolates; and is relentless when told there is no more money to send to him! Don't mess with this guy and help to shut him down and his posse of scumbags. Refuse to be his American mugu!

2008-03-02, 21:10:39
anonymous from United States  
and yet another picture . . .

2009-10-26, 10:14:16   (updated: 2009-10-26, 10:15:29)
Arsvita734 from United States  
He has a new identity (ANDREW MCCLAREN) but similar story, USAID health worker in Denver, CO, grew up in Italy from ages 7-19, divorced with 10 year old named Kelvin living in Clayton, NJ with ex. On facebook under Denver and Minneapolis networks.
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2009-10-26, 10:16:11
Arsvita734 from United States  
Another photo of ANDREW MCCLAREN

2009-10-26, 10:16:50
Arsvita734 from United States  
And another photo of ANDREW MCCLAREN

2009-10-26, 10:19:19
Arsvita734 from United States  
one last photo of ANDREW MCCLAREN (aka Benny coleman)




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