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This category lists scammers who pretend to be single men and scam women, usually out of money. The typical story is a wealthy businessman who got somehow stranded in Nigeria and needs your financial aid to be able to come back to his home country where he promises to marry you.


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Dating scammer Joe Woodman

Name: Joe Woodman


P.O.BOX AT 1456

Joe Woodman

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I meet Joe Woodman on Oasis Active, he contacted me on the 2nd June and from the start he seemed like a nice man but way to good looking to be looking for some one on Oasis Active.
We chatted for about a week until he told me that he loved me and wanted me to cancel my account on the dating site which I did, I had no idea about internet dating/romance scams, I was just a lonely woman on a dating site trying to find someone and this is where they saw that I was vulnerable.
First he told me he was in Blackburn UK, he started calling me and I didnt even realise at the time that I was already dialing a Ghana phone number.
He told me he worked with gold and that he was overseas looking for some items his late father had and was also looking for his late fathers business partners.About a month into talking he told me he was invited to Ghana to purchase some gold because this is where the best gold came from.
He was involved with a man called Mr Felix I do not have any contact details for him.
Joe was constantly in business meetings and telling me all was going well and would be home within a week or so and I believed him.
Then it all started

He started feeling unwell and telling me he was feeling like he had a cold and then he finally got so sick that he needed to go the hospital the Edmund the hotel manager where he was staying called me telling me he might have maleria or dipthiria, I was so worried and upset about the whole thing and they knew I would be so they played on this and told me he needed about $650.00 to pay for the medical fees and they would not treat him unless I payed this as he could not access his accounts and they did not accept credit cards. I struggled with this and then Joe got on the phone and started to beg me in his sick voice so what else could I do I am a nice person with a heart unfortunaly.

Then he needed more money for medication and then more doctors fees, so by now I have given him close to a $2000.00,I had no idea this kind of thing happened.
And then the next step was he needed money for his shipping of the gold he purchased which he needed another $3500.00 in which I said to him no I will not and needed some proof of Id because I needed to borrow the money from my parents who are elderly on a pension in which this didnt seem to phase him but he keeped saying to me if you love me you will help me or his other trick he would say to me you dont love me and dont want me to come home so we can be together and he would cry on the phone saying how he was desperate to get this all this sorted so we can be together and I am sure the tears where real so he is a great actor ( I would give him an academy award for his performance) so he did send me ID which was a copy of his so called Australian passport, again I didnt think he would cheat me and I believed his passport was real I didnt think he would do this to me, I should of checked all this with the Australian passport office before sending the money but no I thought he was for real and so I sent him the money via Western Union.
One thing I didnt understand with all the western union transfers I did he never wanted me to put the money in his name he asked me to put in the Hotel managers name which I have added below with all the other details I have.

Another 3 months went by and he was still there and by now I was getting very angry with him and suspicious of him and so he finally told me he was coming home so he sent me a copy of his ticket just to shut me up and stop asking him when he was returning home.

I was so excited about him coming home that I never checked the ticket for myself ( I was travel agent for 10years) and should of seen the mistakes on the ticket until I thought that Joe had left Ghana and should be in the Uk by now as he was flying British airways so when I couldnt get through to his phone all day I got a little worried and more suspicious than normal and then finally that night around 1.00am I got a call from a man calling himself Jerry saying he was from the Customs office or some securities office of Ghana and that Joe had not left the country he had been detained at the airport for not paying his taxes on the gold he had bought and would be detained until the taxes where paid which was $2500.00 which I refused to pay and I would get calls from Joe saying to me that he didnt know what he was going to do and was crying asking me to help him and that he didnt know what had happened and I asked him about the fake ticket and denied know anything about this, that this is what was given to him to use to leave the country with.

I didnt hear from Joe for about 9 days where in this time I was so heart broken and shattered for what he had done to me and basically was in a state of shock and felt betrayed and couldnt work for a week due to this so then I lost more money because I couldnt work.

Then after 9 days I got a call from Joe which really shocked me at the time because I didnt think I would hear from him again, saying he was sorry for what he had put me through and that is when I asked him to tell me the truth and to tell me that he had scammed me and I have said to him to this day I still accuse him of being a scammer and call him the most horrible names and threaten to put him and all his friends on the internet as scammers but he still denies it.

I asked him to come on webcam so I could see him and he did but the link keeped dropping out so I could not speak to him and to this day I am still not sure who I saw and he says it was him.

But I have to say that I think that most of the last couple of months have been my fault I could have let this go because Joe was not contacting me anymore and was not coming online much either because he knew that he could not get anynore money from me so now I have decided that it is time to explose this man for who he really is and give all you ladies out there all the info I have and all the phone numbers address and email address I have on this man and he band of black brothers.

I thought that once they scammed you they went away and left you alone but he still answers his phone and still calls me honey when he answers but I think he does this because he is not sure what woman is calling him so he covers his arse by saying honey so he doesnt get the name wrong.

And I always said to him when we chat that is is cruel to let me thing that he is coming home when he never is and he kept promising me that he was, ALL LIES AND GOD IS LOOKING DOWN ON DISTAIN AND HURT THAT HE SAID THAT GOD WAS HELPING HIM WITH ALL THIS, I THINK THAT ALL THESE MEN ARE FROM THE DEVIL SPORN AND TRUST ME IF YOU EVER BELIEVE IN KARMA THEY WILL GET THEIRS IN TIME.

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