The Positives of Online Dating (#1-3)
This is a real recommendation. If I can be fooled after 25 years of online dating and tech skills, anyone can. So sick and tired of the wasted time. In this world of technology i ask my scammers to take a photo of themselves with a mssge next to their head that says hello Patrick. Or a Skype account and video hook up to see them face to face. Hello my dad is 79 years old and some homeless woman that is staying with a neigbor is befriending him.
Now she is asking to borrow money and seems to be zooming in on him. Now he wants to bring her over to my house so I can meet her. I told him no and that he should dump her. I am convinced she is taking advantage and I am scared for him.
Ive been talking to someone online now since Oct 17 he claims he is in the service overseas. He writes the nicest things but almost always there is a gramatical error Also when we spoke of sending a package with some items i mentioned sears for an item to get.
He thought sears was a mailing service. Also a picture of him supposidly showed a ring on his left hand ring finger. He said it was a joke n that his mom gave it to him. At first his profile said separated then divorced. My suggestion is to sit him down and show him some of the articles on my site about possible scam artists. He needs to understand that it is ok to have a friendship with this person, but there are things that he absolutely must not do give her money, offer her a place to stay, give her any financial information etc.
If he can abide by and remain firm on these things then she will hopefully disappear from his life if she is out to take advantage of him. I would be more concerned as to why she is homeless and what her history is. Is she running away from something or did she just fall on hard times as a result of a bad economy and bad luck.
First you would be able to get a sense of what she is like could she be legitimate or is she a big fake and how far the relationship has already gone with your dad. Hi, thank you thank you for all your comments, this has helped me so much! I feel like such an idiot for being sucked in by a guy saying he was an Army soldier he is a widower, 2 children both parents dead and he is an only child so he needed me to hold a package for him until he could come get it, only I had to pay He was always very polite and never said anything sexual said I was an angel, a light in his darkness of protecting our country form the Taliban, there is much more but you get the picture, what gets me the most is the callousness of these people to not only use people but to deface or Military.
I recently had a bad experience on a website. I received many profiles,some that really looked genuine. I decided to chat with a couple of them and duly had to pay to see their photos clearly.
Sadly, no replies received, profiles have dried up, have asked for my money back but no one responds to my e-mails. I accused the last profiler of being a scammer. I received an e-mail within minutes barring any further contact with that person. I have now received 3 profiles within a few minutes of each other. These are profiles that I received months ago. I have asked each one to prove that they are genuine. Will I receive a reply? We will wait and see but I am not holding my breath. I just went on a site called our time, which was supposed to be free but its not because you cannot get your messages without paying for it, but anyway as soon as I finished typing my last word and hit send i instantly got 15 hits at 2 p.
I found that to be very peculiar!! How could 15 people look at that profile that fast a second. I know that all these guys were just random popups!!! But I read reviews and cannot stop automatic withdraws. I went on zoosk Internet site. Anyway I got a message from a guy telling mean he was single never married no children and very attractive. He said he lived in Ohio.
He claimed to be an electrician contractor that and he needed to leave and go to Florida for a job and will be there for three weeks. Well the second week he said he need a moneypak and he was going to western union me the money.
Something happen and he thought I was going to get it for him. I laughed and told him that I was a single mom, barely making ends me. He continued to talk to me and one day I had a bad day at work, and I told him. He asked for my address. Well being gullible, I gave it to him and then became suspicious. It Dondonde me that I did not know his whole name. After 10 texts went by with no response he call me. I told him my concerns he apologized and gave me a so caught name with family history and everything.
We could tango to talk after that but then a week later he eczema address again. So now I asked him what is your address since I gave you mine. We continued to talk after that but a week later, he told me that he sent me a check, and wanted me to deposit it in my account and then western union him some of the money. I have been emailing one out of town man from a dating site for 2 weeks and since that the first email he has loved me, I am beautiful, we are meant to be together, writes poems sometimes 3 per day.
I have try to turn the emails away from love and getting to know each other without success. His father died and he is now in Nigeria for at least two weeks, since there writes 3 times before 7: No scam as yet, but I am on the alert. I know jumping in that fast — him to me is not natural. I will you know the outcome. Thank you for all your posts. There is big problem with dating sites for they are interested in making money only. Many of them use deceptive tactics to attract people. I have been on many dating sites and found the same approach by those money makers dating sites.
They have fake paid profiles as highlighted to deceive people. I suspect that they even post those by themselves. E-harmony is is not better for they do not want to remove spotted fake profiles for that is making their data base smaller. I have tried even specialized presumably honest sites like Ascending Hearts, Spiritual Singles where there should be plenty of decent women and men, but it is not true.
I had only few responses for over a years of being a member and met a woman who pretended to be spiritual but in reality was greedy and materialistic and when she learned that I am not rich enough the she broke up.
In conclusion all of dating sites use deceptive approach and let those fake profiles to be posted and kept in data base for that makes them look big. If you want meet normal decent person then you may consider search on your own outside of internet and going either with dating companies where you will go for real date like Fast life or 25 Dates where they are trying to match you, but you must be also careful for even they are real you may meet some selfish and greedy person who looks only for money, but at least you may meet real people, then you are on your own.
Other then that perhaps simple social events like some festivals ,fun parks, barbecue events, church charity sales, and yes, the old fashioned meet market. However if you choose pubs, taverns you may find only one night stand and if you are under influence of alcohol you may regret the next day that you were there.
Right on the money! I will love you so much. I said you dont know how to take care of your finac Is. By that time I didnt! We met on an online hookup site — not one looking for a relationship.
He is not from out of town. We did meet a few days after I loaned him money. However, he asked for more money recently. I did not send it — but we continue our relationship.
We have seen each other again. His reason for needing the money seems plausible but still???? I met a guy on OkCupid dating site. That was very charming. From chatting with him for the first time he told me he had found is sole mate, God had sent me to him and he already loves me and wanted me to marry him.
He tells me he has a good job has a Operator Manager for a Liberty Shipping and Cargo Company and is out the country and will be home in 20 days to be with me for the rest of our life.
His wife and child had died in a car accident 6 years go and ready for a relationship again. We message each other every day.
He sends a long email every night telling me how much he loves me and how he wants to spend the rest of his life with me. Do you think he is real? Just looking for confirmation that I have been scammed. I had a man FB friend me about 3 weeks ago. But I did lie that I was not married. So now I have this supposed man after 4 messages, saying he loves me, wants to become religious, wants to marry me. His whole conversation evolves around how much he loves me, is very romantic, but for an accomplished office worker, his English is very bad.
On his FB page he has about friend ed ladies. He is supposedly from the UK but is on Contract in Iceland. What made me suspicious is that he said he had a contract in Uganda several years ago and he supports some Orphanage, then he is telling me I should send them some money. I blatantly said no. I said if anybody needed money it was me. Then he said I will look after you and send you money. Should I unfriend him. So I met a girl on a website her name is emily. I was unsure at first if she was real or not and she sended a picture of her with my name on it.
She said she was in the modeling business. We talked for a bit got to know each other. She told her sister was the only family she had and was currently living in L. Her mom lived some place else. Any who We fell in love at first sight. And well I wanted to meet her. She told me the only way we could meet was if I booked her for dollars because she said thats how agency works. I agreed and then her agency said that someone paid more to get her so I paid another 1, dollars to get her and she was mine.
The only thing though emily told me she was offered a big job in the Philippines and had to go. Emily said she was only going to be there for 5 days and then be back with me so we could go on dates and be together. We always kept in contact through kik. So when the 5 day came by she got a cab and was in such a rush she forgot her phone that had everything in it like her credit cards passport everything. For a month and half I paid for her rent and food.
She only made about bucks every two weeks. Because she said the economy is so bad over there in the Philippines. She told me we could but the laptop only has the camera to see but there is no mic. And when I questioned about the computers condition that the laptop should have a mic if the laptop has a camera lens.
She got all mad about it. I brought it up a few times later in the days but we never video chatted. Later during the second half month i got her a new passport and a flight ticket to texas.
The day came when she was suppose to go leave to go home. I texted her early since her flight was not in till 2 am. I never got a reply back in till midnight. Lily texted me on the phone emily was using to keep in touch with me on kik and told me emily changed flight tickets to go to L. A because her only sister was left in the streets. I asked if emily had left yet and lily told me she would go to the airport and check if she was still there. But I never got a reply in till two days later.
And emily told me she was given back the phone from Lily but lily left to go back to the Philippines she only went to L. A to drop off the phone. After two days she found her sister and called her mom to picked her up. And Lily found another job for emily in texas. So she said she needed to pack things up right now so she can catch her flight.
I never got a respond if she made it to texas till like 2 days later. Is this a scam please I could use some advice please. I meet this guy on tagged right away he started saying he loved me even though I told him that takes time. Claims his wife cheated on him went to court found out the boy wasent his says she took everything. I have interacted with some online that I could tell within two to three exchanges were scamming.
I hate hearing so many folks declare they are all scamming because there are real people, a lot of real people, trying to make a connection. One thing that concerns me is the idea of talking to someone for a month or more before meeting. It seems to me that a lot of folks I know involved in a scam and those written about here were really long term, speaking to each other for months or years even before the ball drops.
I have to say, when I talk to someone online and it seems to be going well, I ask to meet sooner rather than later because I can tell in two seconds from across the table whether we should talk more. Money just plain should not come up. This has only happened a couple of times.
I find the biggest problem is that so many people lie to themselves about who they really are. I also find that there are a lot of interesting people in the world with unique stories. Be safe, be happy, and beware the long distance stuff. I read your stories and it amazed me so much since i have lots things going on almost exact the same yours. I met this girl online sr. I forgot hthe name of the site and we been exchanged emails and pics. She is pretty and mature. At first, she told me that she lives in Butler and i prefered to fly there to visit since 2 weeks emailed ech other and i live in Houston.
Something came up with an excuse: One day, she called and told me that she had spent all her money for the surgery and nothing had left, she asked if i could help her with 2k.
I was really shocked cuz people never ask for money for a very first met but we still never met up yet. I was hestitated and thought it must me something wrong tho.. Whenever i call her from here, she always show me that she was crying because of the tragic from her sister, maybe she gonna die blabla.
After couple days thinking and talking to her, i was convinced that i gotta help her. Then she told me go to Western Union to cash her 2k to the nurse who is taking care of her sister.. After i went to the WU at wallmart and give them the information of the nurse,they found out that the nurse name is not exsit and this is too risky to send the money to someone that i didnt even meet.
This is kind of a fraud. Now i understand all kind of dramma she wants from me. I was fooled and blind of her beauty but luckily i read these stories and stopped on time. I met a guy through Match. We have been texting recently, but were emailing for about 3 weeks. Look if ya in doubt. I do believe they teach classes on this ther. Must b a how to book to scam people! Always ther a son, daughter, or Sister! Either they want money or sex talk so stupid! Ther no real people online anymore, trust broke!
I meet this man on christian mingles He said that is was working at a oil site in Nigeria. And his contract was about to be finished. Well it was complete. First he needed Next once out to sea some pirates took over ship demanded money He as for Now recently heask for 1, And as soon as he got my money he would get his pay. Come here stay at hotel we would start our life together. To pack be ready. I told him that money is my rent and they are asking for it.
I need help nancy. I went on the Indian Matrimonial Site, Shadia. We chatted on Viber, received calls from him. His profile said he was an engineer working in his own company and was traveling to Norway to get onto an oil rig.
He had a daughter too whom he had sent to Ecuador to look after his ailing mother. Is it worth going on these dating sites? Am a Nigerian, and everything the lady up above wrote about the scammers is true!
The name given to this act actually originated form my home country, Nigeria, and am saying this with my so much shame as its not something to be proud of. I met him online, after a few conversations, he gained my trust. He NEVER speak anything about money, he is from London, but he did mention that he has to go to my country for a project, afterwards he did not mention anything.
Later on he showed me with award letter showing that he managed to get the Letter of Award. Funny, as i gone through his letter of award, i notice a few loopholes such as the address of the company is not stated, the named of the director is not there, no company chop, only letter head and some signatures. I asked his passport, he did give his copy of passport to me. After he received letter of award, he has to pay for the gst, in this time, at first he did not ask for my help, he claimed he has a friend that can help him out.
However last minutes, he asked me to top up few thousand as he is not able to raise the gst tax completely. He asked me if my friends will help him. Once again i helped him. The third time happened when he needs money for his agent to change from visit visa to working permit. All my friends said that he is a scammer. ThE only one who trust me he is genuine is me. Until now, whenever i call , he will pick up.
I tried to google him but i have not found anything about him, no facebook nothing. I met a man on a dating site over 8 months ago. About the time he was to return home, in April, we stopped talking for a couple of weeks. When we started talking again, he had signed a contract to stay on. Now he says he wants to break the contract and come home. Not sure this is true.
He seems to be right on with the time difference and goes to dinner the same time each evening when we are talking. Now he wants me to send money to an account in New York, not overseas. Is this a scam? I did mess with him for awhile. Oh yes, he said he was from Berlin but could tell me very little about the wall and when it came down. It appeared he was copying from a book.
He would send me poems via email, not yahoo messenger, his preferred way of communicating. Probably because so he could find the right one on file to send me. The English in theses poems was much better than the English in his texts.
He called me sweetie. We would be talking on line in the middle of what would be his night and suddenly disappear for some time. Probably talking to someone else. After I called him on it, he brought up that his wife only died after his best friend slept with her and they stole everything he had, Including credit cards and then she died. He never mentioned that before. I kept asking him to come clean with me, but he never gave in.
Sent me a copy of his passport and it looks altered, then later asked me to never show it to anyone. He claimed that his identity was stolen only after I confronted him. Still says he is who he says his is after all of this. Women , be very aware.
My better judgement told me not to sent him money and I almost did. He loved me forever yada yada. He kept having some lame excuse as to why we could not video chat or talk on the phone and some reason why he needed money to get his money was crazy.
He said he lived in china on a work contract but was due to come the states when his contract was done and after he got paid some ridiculous amount of money.
Thanks for the warning to you previous posters. He even sent some pictures and a copy of his German passport. He is a very good con man, almost had me fooled. I may know somone who may be talking with the same guy. I believe I have been contacted by him.
He has a profile a datehookup. Claims he is from Germany. Only now he lives in Alton, IL. Right now he says he is in China for a few weeks and will be coming back to the states. He also says he has no family or friends. Got white roses, candy and a talking teddy bear. Claims he is in china with his son, Shawn and retired from Chevron with a 3. Keep talking to him and let me know how it goes please.
From China, working for Chevron, needing money to get back to the states, aand so on. This man is no good and will lie to get what he wants from you. He should be in jail and never be allowed out. The kid part is a good touch.
Definitely a scam artist pretty good at his craft — when he was supposedly having issues transferring funds from his Bahamas bank to his BOA account he asked me to cash in my K to send him funds…. Claimed to have been born and raised in the Bahamas trying to explain why he sounded like an african-american when his photo showed him to be a white man…..
He is not Mike Brian Bailey either!!!! I am receiving emails from a supposed lady in South Africa, responded to a Craigslist ad in Vancouver Canada. In general, many not all! It might be partly due to these scammers local and not-so-much giving honest people a bad name. It is my experience that women from other cultures are friendlier and less demanding. So to close, this lady from South Africa? Doubt if I will ever find out.
Also not so sure all scams are Nigerian in origin. There are plenty of scammers locally. I recently met a woman who is nearly perfect for me and only lives five kilometers away. That is 3 miles for those keeping score at home. Jack Davidson from los angeles also is using the names John howard from los angeles working in the uk and is sick right now in a india hospital apollo hospital….
Also this scammer is also going under the name of Tim Jacobs from toronto also a lie …. Please people beware of people telling you that they love you after your first email or im , asking for money ….. Just want people to know that not everyone on badoo is bad or scammers but please just becareful.
He calls himself Alexander Xavier and provides this email address: I saw the same photos on another site, but he was listed as single and living in a different U. The English is fairly good but there are grammar errors and it looks like a cut and paste job.
His second contact included questions about my birthdate, where I was born, where I worked and where I lived. He targeted me on Singlesnet. Beware of Daniel Coffman Danielcoffman gmail. He will tell you his former girlfriend Courtney was a drug addict and the relationship fell through. Shirley, that same man John Sterman played the same song to my mother he has been telling her this same crap for a year now and keeps telling her he has booked his flight to come be with her and then sends a text message saying he cannot leave the country because he owes his company money for room and board he is a real bottom feeder.
I just splashed him out on facebook. Yahoo scammer is Mike Brian Balleys mbaileys10 yahoo. He will play on womens emotions, especially ones who are divorced or widowed. Ages starting at 45 and above.
He likes to use IM alot. He says he is divorced. He is a charmer and he brought his son into the mix by having someone sent me instant messages. Commandant Tom Lasger from senior people meet. Mom and son lives in Arizona. Needs money for secured line. Also another one ,Donald L. Edward,a Surgeon with the U. Army supposedly from Cove City,N. He was supposed to be coming home soon and wanted to meet someone and he liked my picture. He supposedly had worked at Walter Reed Hosp. Supposed to serve several positions for the World Health Organizations,etc.
Supposedly had a 15yr old son whose mom died when he was 5yrs. He had no picture and a couple messages over 2 days,he took all the information down before I could save them.
I had the same problem as Shirley above with John Sterman. In 2 days I received about 15 or 20 messages,received 2 doz. I never gave him a chance to ask for money.
My sister met her scammer on FaceBook but they decided to correspond on Yahoo email. His email address is: He told her that he is an architect engineer and owns his business in London. He has an 8 yr-old daughter in Canada who is under the care of his handicapped older sister. He sounded as though money was not an object to him. He wanted to meet her in person the following month when he would present the ring and then discuss their wedding plans.
But before their meeting, he had to go to Malaysia on business. Does this sound familiar? Hi, myname is Larissa, I have just been scammed for the last 5 weeks by a guy named Brian Smith…brnsmth. Met him on christian mingle and right away lead me to his personal website.
He sent me floweres from bloomex…said he lived in Miami Florida. Texts, and emails daily, and my heart fell for it! He is a vet, and travelled to Malaysia to get vaccines. First his computer blew up with the different voltage, so I was to send him a new mac pro…. Number he used is from Florida…, feel free to phone it!
I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for protecting me and revealing to me the truth. I didnt lose any money, just a piece of my heart.
Learned a valuable lesson on internet dating! Hope this truly helps someone! Only thru FB and telephone calls. Unfortunately, he is very good at his scam game. I have reported him thru a government agency that deals in this sort of thing but unfortunately, nothing may ever happen to him due to jurisdiction problems. Just wanted to get his name out to other potential women victimes that he may try to target.
Also, apparently the government is overwhelmed by complaints such as mine. I hope something can be done to this scum bag! A few weeks ago I met a person via a dating site and we started talking, American citizen with 1 daughter and living in Belgium Aartselaar. We had some nice conversations and he was staying in Nigeria for his work antiques. He did send me his itinerary and was supposed to come back to Belgium on June 4. When he told me that his flight was delayed I checked his itinerary and there was no reservation on his and his daughters name.
Today he mailed me that he needed money to pay his taxes otherwise he could not leave Nigeria. I told him that I did not gave him any money and then suddenly no sign of him anymore.
A few weeks ago I met a person via a dating site and we started talking, American citizen with 1 daughter Laurie Lynn Glass and living in Belgium Aartselaar. His name is Jack Davidson. He met me in Badoo. HE is civil engeneer, living in Los Angeles California.
He has a 10 yrs son by the name Spencer. He ask me for money for his son that was at the hospital and need medical treatment. He said he travels alot and he was in Malaysia for work. He told me that he went to court and they took his passsport until he pays.
His phone number is and his email es DSON hotmail. Hi Just got suspisious after he told me he had been mugged in Bangkok.
Sent a picture of passport, Work documents and a very bad bank draft for , Asked me to send money as needed to pay guest house and had lost all credit card etc etc…BS.
Ladies, stay away from the following scammers who use genuine names and genuine photographs to match: Kenneth Barnes and Robert Steve Troxell. Stay away from scammers by the name of Holly Carling. Just a word of advice if you are using online dating sites run a google check on the name and email to see if it comes up as a nigerian scammer. But he has been on a business trip in Malaysia.
I even was stupid enough to take in some packages and re ship them for him. I checked for drugs, nothing. It has been 2 months and guess what.. GOD will get him in the end. But I needed to tell all so no other lady gets charmed by this one.
This person that took me for adventure goes by to different names. And I always thought I was street smart what an eye opener. The first one I met was John Kidd from Ghana.
He wanted to give me money to help the homeless people in my town… I said no and never heard from him again. I played along until he asked for money for DVDs. Told him to go to Hulu. Never let your heart think for your brain.
I told him he was low to ask a woman for money I told him I had none to give him that he was liaring about everything. He is a real charmer and says he is a geologist and a widow, dads is dead, mom lives with aunt and he supports them along with his 5 yr old son.
He gets you to believe he is a millionaire and starts havering issues with his business and needs help financially and says he will pay it back, but he has no intentions on paying anything back. His Facebook page has been shut down several times but he gets back on under new renditions of his name ie; Sean Henderson; Henderson Peter ;Henderson Sean.
How could his mother that just pass away but he is still in some foreign country???? I am a Nigerian guy and i am very proud of my background and will not sell my country for no-one! My take is this, being scammed means you were not smart enough; the signs are always there for you to see if only you are cautious enough.
His profile name on Match was Justin something…his email is Smayers yahoo. I was contacted on Match. Was asked to set up gmail account. Ashley Warrington was the name of the mans account on match. Picture was on Match. Same cenario, Father was Briton and mother raised him and no brothers or sisters…. Hi, I almost fell for a guy that named himself Frank Whitebell from Texas. He wrote me on Facebook and he looked very good on his pictures and I already startet to have butterflies in my stomach when we talked.
He told me that he buys and sells gold and that he had to go on a trip to West Africa. After being in West Africa for one day he asked me if I could help him out with Dollars. He said he would pay it back to me as soon as he comes to Germany thats where I come from. He wanted to live here with me and my daughter and told me that i am the only woman in his life,….
I got suspicious when he asked me for money and I remembered something about the Nigerian Connection I saw on german TV. So I googled and I found this side here. And now I am very sure that he is a fake. His email adress is: Hes Facebook account is still open and I dont know what do do know.
Should I report him? I already postet a link to the Nigerian Connection on his wall to warn the other women. I would like to report a guy I was talking to named Benjamin A. His email address is alimi. He said I could call him Ben or A.
He said his wife passed away from a lung disease. Ben also claimed to have his own business in Nigeria, Africa Importing African wood to the US and when I asked him for the name of his business he just told me its timberwood … not Timberwood, LLC or any official business name. I deleted my yahoo IM account and my online dating profile at http: This is really a lame site that has contacted me about 15 times with fake pictures of girls that look like they came off the S.
Yahoo scamer is Vincent Balleys vballeys yahoo. He will play on womens emotions, especially ones who are divorce or widow. Ages starting at 50 and above. He likes to use IM alot, he is also on myspace.
I found out too late. He wanted me to send him more money, when I refused he got very upset. He was trying to tell me that he had a contract with Chevron Unlimited in Lago Nigeria wanted me to help him pay for import fees on his goods as he calls it. This was suppose to be a 7 million dollar contract.
If you receive an e-mail from this person, run. These people dont give up,and they are good at trying to make you feel guilty,,why isnt the services of yahoo and the like acting upon these fruedent people there are a lot of innocent people in this wourld that like there services but are alwaysed subject to scammers,,,i wrote an email to match.
Hi, and how are you doing. My name is Arif and i am the victim of this scam and fraudaulent casualties. I have been allured into something that i knew what i was leading to but because i had a tragedy in the past and i was try to get over my past tragedy ordeal. I met someone who has seen my profile on the internet and she said she really liked my profile and kept on asking me for the money and some extent i fell for it and not only for her but for the second one also but i was really testing her how far and how much she is willingly to go.
Finally, i put the stop to her and i told her that i have reported to you to the fbi and she said i am not a scam and if i was i would have done more unjustice to you. She goes by the name serah corner gmail. Her real name is terezsilberer yahoo.
Please see if you can do something about it and i know i will never recover my money back and i will reassure myself that i have given to a charity cause if you can recover the money. The other person name is violet patrick and she said she is in Nigeria but came back and saying she is going to see me. Look into her also. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter. Beware of John Sterman using email accounts johnsterman01 yahoo.
Has multiple facebook pages. Uses story that he is a German contractor working in China. Professes love and just wants to retire and stop traveling and will relocate to your city. Says he is divorced and has a son Daniel.
Says his wife cheated on him with his best friend, left when Daniel was a baby and took all of his money. He sent 2 dozen roses, a teddy bear and chocolates to me. He is a scammer. Have been contacted by someone calling himself Walter Bruston, claiming to be a US soldier stationed in Nigeria. Asking for money to retire early from the Army. Also tried to get my signature on a phony form. I was contacted by him on Facebook. I have three pictures of what looks like an American soldier.
Would like feedback on this one if anyone has been contacted. If you wanted to make a valid argument about the scam site that would be fine. However, you chose to go the trashy, filthy ,ugly bitch route.
Their grammar is horrendous. The scammers actually sound like little children when they are learning how to speak and write in 1st and 2nd grade. On to why I actually arrived at this website. I was a member of Catholicmatch. I found one friend there and she invited me to her group meetings on every Wednesday and that turned out great.
I made at least 15 more friends. However, for the most part, they are all very sweet to me. Usually scam sites like that would actually send a bot out to do their dirty work. Only this time it was not a bot. Her name was Katya and she would type something different every time hoping to get my attention. In her picture, she was very beautiful.
So far she has sent me 14 emails and I responded to one out of curiosity. From experience though, I know that it was a bunch of bollocks. No women are that interested in men.
Plus, they are usually from some foreign country that I will never go to, like something as extreme as Russia, or something as common as the Philippines. They lure you in with women that you will never meet. My favorite is women from Hong Kong viewing my profile once or twice a day and then expecting me to chat with them.
We have nothing common. Some American women are the same way. Bunch of leeches they are. I hate to break it you ladies. Women are not smarter than computers. I get around 50 calls a month from women that need their computer to be fixed.
If women were so smart, they would do it themselves like men and save some money. Thank goodness you knew about the scam. Check out this poor guy who gave over k to a fake person online. Hey, my guy is Donald Cornell … donaldcornell91 yahoo.
He said he was an Italian national living in Slingerlands, NY. I tracked down the address used which is a vacant lot. When supposed to meet for Christmas, all of a sudden he had to go to Malaysia.
He was stranded with cars impounded in customs. Called customs — no cars. He lost his passport — called Italian embassy in Malaysia and foreign minister in Italy, no passport issued in the name of Donald Cornell. He gives me a phone number of which is a number posted by a bunch of different people on the romance scan website.
Confronted with the other info above. I was then told that I am a very dangerous woman to them. I had one legitimate guy that I am still friends with six months later. I was just a new member of match. One person without a photo got to me and wanted immediately to go to yahoo messenger.
HAHA jokes on me! He was the only child of parents that were deceased and had one son 9 years old, and his wife died. He was in Iraq and an Army Captain? But his son was in Ghana…which was my first red flag…. This guys name was Mike Murdock, he was 49 years old, dell4u yahoo. He never asked for money because I only talked to him 2 times… but he was supposedly coming home in April, and then going to Ghana to get his son, so I am sure the money scam would have involved getting his son back to the US.
His letters started out hi dear….. The scammer that got me went by the name Leo Morgan leo. I had had it with him and his BS. Guy who scammed me-his name is Leo Morgan. I was going through a divorce when I met Leo. These people need to be stopped. On personals I started talking to this one girl. I was pretty disappointed to find it was a scam cuz this fake person was sending me some incredible photos of a woman I still to this day want to meet. She was gorgeous… But it was all fake… obviously the woman exists somewhere in the world, I just wish I knew where.
But this theresalopez46 yahoo. Does anybody know Curtis Winston? Little daughter 8 years,…seperated from his wife!? I wonder ,because when I tried to find something about him,…he showed up on this side here!? Beware of Frank Andrew frankcares45 yahoo. The number he is using is …he was really good until he told me that he needed us dollard to buy food in Nigeria until his project was finished in 2 weeks.
He claims to own a company that builds hotels and that he would be getting paid k at the end of the job. He has many pictures that make him look loke a normal guy.
I just got scammed last week from a guy I met on match. Said he lives in Houston, TX, widowed with kids Mike 11 and Jessica 8 and is a self-employed contractor working in Nigeria on a road project right now. Wife died of breast cancer 5 years ago, and parents died in an accident 8 years ago. Only child, how very convenient. Said he was born in Spain and moved here when he was Very bad grammer and spelling, but laid on the charm thick.
Goes to church, quoted scriptures to me. After the first email…Sent me an email through Match and when I responded he immediately wanted to go to yahoo, and took his profile on Match down. Although I fell for it, I ignored all the warning bells. Trust your instincts everyone! I sent him an email asking him to cease all contact with me because I knew all about it.
He kept trying to contact me after that, but has stopped. He was not happy that I got my money back. A hard lesson learned, but now I know what to look out for. I am going to send the picture he is using. I feel bad for the person whos pictures were highjacked, he is good looking.
I actually got two contacts in one weekend from scammers using the same photos but different details. I too like to mess with them. I play along to see how far they will carry it. I just wanted to share some of the hilarious attempts that scammers have tried to pull on me. I am by nature a suspicious and cynical person by nature and that is probably what has saved my butt on several occasions. One thing I want to throw out here: About 7 years ago, I moved from California to Montana, and changed my Yahoo profile and Yahoo personal ad to reflect this.
When I lived in CA, I never had anyone chat me up and try to mislead or scam me. After I changed my location to MT, they started coming out of the woodwork.
Is this because they are assuming that people from certain areas are more ignorant and gullible than others?
I have always wondered about this. All of the following stories are about men who contacted through yahoo and yahoo personals and any pics they showed me looked like professional modeling shots. A man from the U. He was very charming and charismatic. They all seem to be. And by the end of the convo, he had fallen hopelessly in love with me and simply had to fly out here so we could start our lives together.
I played along with it and we kept our communication going. A few days before he was planning on leaving I got an email from him. On his way to purchase the airline ticket, he was robbed!
He was heartbroken at not being able to afford the ticket to come see me and could I help out? He vanished into thin air after that. Another man also from the U. This one claimed to be an art dealer. Similar story he had fallen in love with me, wanted to fly to me, etc A few days later, he was going to sell some of this art, and was robbed!
All his valuable works of art has been stolen! I told him that was horrible, etc. And he proceeded to tell me that the worst part was that he was going to use the money earned from this transaction to cover his travel expenses to see me. Could I please help him out so we could start our lives together? He kept begging me to try to borrow the money from family and friends. I told him I would try my best, then put him on iggy and never communicated with him again.
A man who claimed to be a life-long resident of the same state I was in, Montana! A man who claimed to be in Boston, born and raised. By the end of our first talk, he too was madly in love with me. I told him that I desperately wanted him to call me, just so I could hear his sexy voice!
After much coaxing, he called me and had a very thick african? Of course he would have an accent! A man who claimed to be from Dallas and had lived in TX all his life. I asked him what kind of car he drove. He told me he drove a cardillac. No, that is not a typo. I proceeded to tell him about my car. It went something like this: It says that there is a problem with my account and to contact resolutions support.
How do I sign into my account? I so agree with you!! Match is not worth our money! I had been on match a few years ago when they offered the 6 months free if you do not find someone within the 6 months. They shut my account down after 4 months.
I was able to get ahold of their customer service and was told I had abused my account. I was also referred to the "resolution" team. They told me I needed to file a supboena to find out how I had abused my account. I was told by an attorney that I needed a court order first. This is where they get you. I could not get into my account.
I could not find out anything. This was about 4 years ago. I recently changed my email address and joined again. I have had nothing but scammers!! If I get a wink or an email they are bogus accounts. I have tried calling Match's customer service.
I've sent emails, no response to this either! Sorry, but they are a piece of!! Would like to cancel subscription, can't login. Michael Livingston Please close my account.
Match dating site is a joke so fraudulent.