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Name: Becky Melissa


Email: beckymelissa15@yahoo.com


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Says she's from Portland, Oregon, currently living in Cedar Hills, OR


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Claims her father died while working in Nigeria. Then her mom went there to take care of business and suddenly got ill. So now she is in Nigeria to help her mom. Sound familiar to anyone?? FYI: She is posing on Yahoo Personals.


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2010-03-08, 19:53:10   (updated: )
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2011-11-28, 15:46:27
anonymous from United States  
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beckymelissa22@gmail.com is another one of this scammer's emails, and she's all over zoosk with multiple profiles.
I knew right away once I heard the dead dad and sick mother in Nigeria that this wasn't an honest person.

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Name: Becky Melissa


Email: beckymelissa15@yahoo.com


Address:
Says she's from Portland, Oregon, currently living in Cedar Hills, OR


Other Comments:
Claims her father died while working in Nigeria. Then her mom went there to take care of business and suddenly got ill. So now she is in Nigeria to help her mom. Sound familiar to anyone?? FYI: She is posing on Yahoo Personals.
2011-11-28, 19:02:54
anonymous  
Listen up guys... this is an interesting read outlines Nigeria's hotbed activity and a typical scammer interview. Take heed !


Online scams create 'Yahoo! millionaires'
In Lagos, where scamming is an art, the quickest path to wealth for the cyber-generation runs through a computer screen.
By Leonard Lawal, FORTUNE

(FORTUNE Magazine) - Akin is, like many things in cyberspace, an alias. In real life he's 18. He wears Adidas sneakers, a Rolex Submariner watch, and a kilo of gold around his neck.
Akin, who lives in Lagos, is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs that has emerged in this city of 15 million, Nigeria's largest. His mother makes $30 a month as a cleaner, his father about the same hustling at bus stations. But Akin has made it big working long days at Internet cafes and is now the main provider for his family and legions of relatives.

Call him a 'Yahoo! millionaire.'

Akin buys things online - laptops, BlackBerries, cameras, flat-screen TVs - using stolen credit cards and aliases. He has the loot shipped via FedEx or DHL to safe houses in Europe, where it is received by friends, then shipped on to Lagos to be sold on the black market. (He figures Americans are too smart to sell a camera on eBay to a buyer with an address in Nigeria.)

Akin's main office is an Internet cafe in the Ikeja section of Lagos. He spends up to ten hours a day there, seven days a week, huddled over one of 50 computers, working his scams.

And he's not alone: The cafe is crowded most of the time with other teenagers, like Akin, working for a 'chairman' who buys the computer time and hires them to extract e-mail addresses and credit card information from the thin air of cyberspace. Akin's chairman, who is computer illiterate, gets a 60 percent cut and reserves another 20 percent to pay off law enforcement officials who come around or teachers who complain when the boys cut school. That still puts plenty of cash in Akin's pocket.

A sign at the door of the cafe reads, WE DO NOT TOLERATE SCAMS IN THIS PLACE. DO NOT USE E-MAIL EXTRACTORS OR SEND MULTIPLE MAILS OR HACK CREDIT CARDS. YOU WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE POLICE. NO 419 ACTIVITY IN THIS CAFE. The sign is a joke; 419 activity, which refers to the section of the Nigerian law dealing with obtaining things by trickery, is a national pastime. There are no coherent laws relating to internet scams, the police are mostly computer illiterate, and penalties for financial crimes are rarely enforced

'What do you want me to do?' Akin asks in pidgin English, explaining why he turned to a life of Internet crime. 'It is my God-given talent. Our politicians, they do their own; me, I'm doing my own. I feed my family - my sister, my mother, my popsie. Man must survive.'

The scams perpetrated by Akin and his comrades are many and varied: Moneygram interceptions, Western Union hijackings, check laundering, identity theft, and outright begging, with tall tales of dying relatives and large sums of money in search of safe haven. One popular online fraud often practiced by women (or boys pretending to be women) involves separating lonely men from their money.

Attempts to speak to government officials about Internet crime were futile. They all claimed ignorance of such scams; some laughed it off as Western propaganda.

Some officials, who asked not be identified, said young people are drawn to Internet crime as a way of getting back at a society that has no plans for them. Others see it as a form of reparation for the sins of the West.

Or as Akin puts it, 'White people are too gullible. They are rich, and whatever I gyp them out of is small change to them.'
2013-05-25, 04:53:02
anonymous from United States  
I have just been emailed by this becky Melissa chick as well, and just the name itself had me wondering.... I copy/paste her message .....

'How are you doing today hope all is well with you there?i am really
enjoying exchanging e-mails with you. I want you to know that i am a
very honest and upfront person, so I'm going ahead to tell you more
about me. My name is Becky Melissa 26 yrs, 5'6 tall, I have not been
in any relationship for almost a year now, my last relationship ended
because my Ex was cheating on me with my best friend... I was hurt so
bad by him and that was the worst feeling of my life. I have not been
involved with anybody since then because I am afraid of getting hurt
again. Right now I need someone in my life but I am not rushing into
any relationship. I love to do just about anything to have fun... I
love swimming and going out to the movies.i was born and raised in
JACKSON in MS, My Dad passed away a very long time ago when he was in
Nigeria working on some project on Oil Exploration, on his way to his
Final project, he had an auto crash, he was rushed down to the
hospital but they lost him((SAD)), I miss him so much, you know we
used to go hunting together, we had so much fun((TEARS)), My Mom is a
very beautiful Woman((SMILE)), Well before dad died, after the death
of my dad, mom decided to go down to Nigeria and finish the project
dad left behind before he died, after mom left,i have to relocate to
COLUMBUS in MS to get a new apartment for myself with the money dad
left for me in his account to forget about the old memories, last week
ago i got a call from Nigeria saying my mom is ill, She has Breast
Cancer,i have to rush down to Nigeria,presently I'm in Nigeria with my
sick Mom I hope that doesn't change anything cos i always wanna read
from you and i will be back soon I have a kind sense of humor, I love
to laugh and to make that special someone laugh also. I am very
sincere in finding true love for a life time and I'm a very loyal Lady
. I do not drink or do any drugs. I am very easy going and have a
great sense of humor. I am also a very deeply romantic lady but only
gets romantic with my man. The right person for me, that one I wanna
share my life with. I love to listen to music. I love children and
believe they are like precious flowers of the world. What I am seeking
for is a long term relationship that will lead to a marriage based on
Love, mutual respect, and understanding. That is how I see the
future.My goal in life is to be married and have a happy family in a
home filled with love. Also for you to be my best friend, to share
everything with,as well as passionate lover. I know that not
everything in life can be perfect all the time, but I am willing to
always do my best for my Man. He ill be always my first priority. I
want a man that will love me for me. I am very sincere in finding my
partner in life. There is so much to talk about and learn about each
other and I cannot tell you everything in just one message. So I will
be waiting expecting your response so we can keep us this
conversation,Thanks for taking time to read my message.

Becky'


.....so as u can see, her story is the same, basically, the name is the same, but the picture she sent me was definitely NOT the same person as in some of the previous comments....so whoever this person is, I hope she catches throat cancer, lol


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2014-07-04, 12:58:43
anonymous from United States  
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Now she's on Meetup.com. Watch out!
2014-07-13, 12:07:46
anonymous from United States  
Well I am glad I found this site, let me add a new name to this person TIFFANY WALLACE, she used Craiglist in Colorado to hook me. In the last 3 weeks it has cost me $340.00

It's nice to hear from you again. I am at a point in my life that I am
looking for a serious relationship and I am ready to settle down. My
last relationship ended about 8 months ago, my ex was both verbally
and physically abusive and he hits me sometimes, I don't want to get
involved with any man that hits me again. I do believe that all real
love relationships begin on a basic foundation of friendship, so i
would love to be good friends with you and we will see if anything
spring up from there... I think I'm a pretty simple person. Or, at
least, I live a pretty simple life, just looking for the right man to
complete me. As you can see from my profile I am single, never married
and no kids. I don't get involved in any form of drama or games, right
now i am looking for my King, my long lost soul mate that i have been
searching for all my life.

I love swimming, reading, watching movies (mostly romance and comedy
movies) and listening to music. I also love traveling, although I have
not really been much of a traveler but I am hoping that someday I will
get married to a man with similar interest and we can explore the
world together. I have lived almost all of my life in the USA. My dad
is an American while mom is a Philippino that was born and brought up
in Africa. My parents got divorced when I was 18 years old and mom
moved back to Africa. I have been to there to visit her twice. I lost
my dad 2 years ago and I still miss him everyday cos I was very close
to my dad. Right now I am presently with my mom in Africa, she's going
through BREAST CANCER and I have been here with her in Africa for a
week now and I should be returning back to the states in about 2 weeks
or less to meet you face to face. I hope you are not discouraged, I am
the only child of my parents and I think my mom really needs me now. I
do Sculptor as a living.

In a relationship I give 100%. I am a lady that would do just about
anything to make my man happy at all times. All I want in return is
unconditional love and to be treated with care and understanding. I am
also a very deeply romantic lady but only gets romantic with my man. I
am really not so good at taking about myself but I guess I did a good
job on this one. I would love to know you better too, so please write
me back soon telling me more about yourself. Also I am opened to
questions, just ask and i will respond.




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2014-07-13, 12:22:45
anonymous from United States  
Wanted to add one more email to this TIFFANY WALLACE thing there are a number of these that I have plus a number of Facebook chats. She claims her check is for $45,000 and cant cash it? The date of this email was June 27. It is now July 13 and she still asks for money which I refuse to do, watch out for this one !


not? I really need your help babe pls mom is dying here and the doc
need some money to get some meds for her before the Surgery but i dont
have ll the money with me but i took my check to the bank to cash it,
getting to the bank they told me that i cant cash US check here in
Nigeria. So i can only cash it when i come back to the states and babe
i really need your help right now and i promise to pay back as soon as
i come back home next week to meet you okay? Pls babe i dont mind
paying back with interest okay? help me out i dont want to lose my mom
she is my everything for now....Love you
ats


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2014-07-13, 22:44:54
anonymous  

 

 

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