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2009-08-03, 01:33:00
anonymous from Canada  
This guy dosnt give up.....be careful ladies....he also uses the name george davidson from uk...and pretends he has a daughter,who is propbably his wife imatiating a childs voice.......pg. 18,19 for more details......


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2009-08-03, 18:28:21
anonymous from United States  
Has any others been scamed by Jerry Donard? Can you give me any info on him? I am sure he has been pulling this same scam on my aunt. I need all the info I can get to prove to her he is a scamer
2009-08-03, 19:49:46   (updated: 2009-08-03, 19:51:16)
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
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Anonymous from the USA

Hi I looked back and found the information, I copied bellow about
Jerry Donard.
I see it says, Jerry and, His son are both in Nigeria according to
that posting.
I do not have specific proof about Jerry Donard.
What, I do have is proof its a scam irregardless of the name
or e mail address or anything else.
I say this because of the fact and it is provable.
there are absolutely no White or Black, Men or Woman
on line from Nigeria,Ghana, Dakar, Senegal, Refugee Camp,
Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, All of West Africa that are not scammers.
There are thousands of scammers working every day from west Africa.
No one should allow any contact from West Africa at all because
they are all scammers on line.
There are hundreds of reports on this site alone and especially
from Nigeria. Where the claim is made that the Guy is from
various other Countries. USA, UK that say, they are in Nigeria
because of Construction or some kind of business.
They are all scams. NO EXCEPTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The scams are done by Hundreds of young Black, Men sitting
in Internet Cafes and they tell their victims they Love them
and manipulate them into believing their stories.
They promise everything and use anything to gain trust.
They use Religion and can quote Bible very well.
Many victims refuse to listen to the truth because they believe
all the lies.
These scammers scam over 300 people each every day.
Some times they never ask for money they get their victims to
offer it to help them.
They always have some tragedy happen. They are robbed or
someone is sick. Their company paid them but they can't
cash the check. There are many different types of scams but they
all end up stealing money.
Never send money to anyone in Nigeria for any reason.
Or West Africa or anywhere else.
A simple check would prove no such need existed for the money.
Never cash a check or receive packages to forward.
The checks are fake and, You get busted.
The packages carry stolen goods bought with a stolen
Credit Card.
Never tell the scammer how, You learned the truth, NEVER !!!!
All that will do is bring out more lies they are already prepared
to tell. Never mention this site to any scammer.
Their victims have done that before. It is not safe to post
Your e mail address on this site at all because the scammers
are here watching.
Your Aunt needs to break away clean as soon as possible.
I cannot talk to, Your Aunt and unless, She listens to, You
then nothing can be done.
It will not matter if, You spend the time looking for matching
information mainly because scammers change their fake names
all the time, They have many e mail addresses, They use stolen photo's.
So the odds of finding a match are slim at best and depend on if any
victim posted the information.
What is clear is, She is hooked up with a real scammer who will
not stop easily. I have tried to warn, You and only wish, Your aunt were
the one who posted the message.
Please tell, Her, I'm sorry for the pain but, She will end up hurt
very badly and very broke over a scammer who doesn't care
if, She lives or dies.
There is absolutely no one on line From West Africa at all that
is not a scammer. That is a fact and not made up.
I am sorry, Your going through this but it will end very badly
if, She remains hooked up to the scammer.
There have been suicides reported.
I wish, You nothing but the best stop searching for details
and get, Her off line now. Find the details later.
I will try to help, You in the mean time.
Just post a message, I will get others looking at this
also. Post as much information as, You can.

Kindest Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//



2009-02-14, 06:14:33
anonymous from Los Angeles, United States

Well I have been had I should have read this site before But he used the name Jerry Donard, and verified his name with friend Mark. He has a daughter 17 in Oklahima and son going to nigeria. Well the sweet talking bastard I believed him. He used the hospital as an excuse and he could not keep son in school. I tried very hard to prove most of his statements and there were verifications and I still don't know how he managed to get it off. He used trustgod101@yahoo.com, donard7070@yahoo.com, rosedonard@yahoo.com, world4fun101@yahoo.com he used the trust line 447035914513, 2348053806994,2347057724745, 2348023375541, 447045715575. We I fell for it twice so these guys play on your emotions so who ever you are jack, jerry it is just sad you have to feed on peoples emotions to get a little cash. Jack and his pretend son it is just very embarrising.

Who can I report this to.
2009-02-14, 06:50:02
anonymous from United States

Here is a picture of daughter in the scam

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The Picture Below is actual Nigerian Scammers This is Who
Your Aunt is Talking to !!!!!!!!!
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2009-08-03, 21:17:51
anonymous from United States  
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yes i like to know if anyone has contact with this jerry donard and daughter scammer i am aoncerned about his where abouts and if any one has seen him are heard from the scammer would like infomation on him also. i will be looking on this site for any information on him.
2009-08-03, 21:23:04
anonymous from United States  
yes i am concerned about the above scammer jerry adnord and daughter. has anyone else had contact with im very interested in him. he needs to quite using these women for money instead of working, i like to tell the sorry old b------to quite using and preying on women fro money he needs to get his a-- out and work his self.
2009-08-03, 22:26:58
anonymous from United States  
is Jerry Daonard and Harry McDaniel Ashwood the same person?
This a picturer of 'Jerry Donard'


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2009-08-04, 00:12:57
anonymous  
Has anyone had contact with Keith Mcdavidson? Construction engineer..???
2009-08-04, 01:34:19   (updated: 2009-08-04, 01:42:30)
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
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Hello all Anonymous from the USA ?

I wonder at times if anyone ever reads what, I post here ?
I see everyone asking if this guy or that guy is the same guy.

If, anyone had paid attention to what is going on.
You would know that scammers change identities many times.
You would also know the guy's in the pictures, You have are not
the scammer at all.
They are victims of photo theft.
It can be said that certain people are one single scammer.
But the only way that can be determined usually only means
the same letters or style was used in the scams.
Many scams can never be traced back to one individual scammer.
Many times there are a team of scammers that handle one person.
So while, You try to trace down one scammer the scammer keeps
scamming everyone else.
There are rooms full of scammers in West Africa where most if
not all the scams reported here come from.
They work as a team in shifts.
You may talk with one guy in the morning and someone completely
different that afternoon.
What will it take to make, You understand the guy who contacted,
You doesn't even exist. Its stolen photo's, fake name,
and completely made up story about someone that never lived.
They never had a family or Wife that died.
Its a Fairy Tale.
Scammers run their IP addresses through so many fake proxy's
even a computer expert is unable to trace it back to which
exact one of 30 or more Guy's sitting in a Internet Cafe
sent it ?
You keep talking like, Your looking for a real person.
Thats insane because that person does not exist.
The guy in the photo most likely lives in the USA somewhere ?
Doesn't have a clue, His picture has been stolen and pasted all
over the World.
Trying to back track a photo is next to impossible unless the
photo comes up as a model or something like that.
Want to look for a needle in a hay stack anyone ?
You can keep ignoring, Me but the fact is if, Your connected to
anyone from West Africa NO EXCEPTIONS Your hooked up to a
Black Guy and, He's a scammer.
It makes no difference what the story is about because its all
fake.
All, Your chasing down details will lead, You straight back to the
fact its a scammer.
Stop trying to find out if the scammer is a good guy.
Not going to happen.
I have told, You how to tell if its a scammer in less than a second
but no one seems to care ?
If, You simply check, Your inbox and if there is anything from
West Africa in, Your inbox delete it never open it.
Thousands of scams would never happen.
This is Insane to see this still going on and no one listening.
You will either listen to, Me now or, You have, my personal
Guarantee, You will believe, Me when, Your hurt and Broke.
Be, My guest keep looking for someone who never existed.
Scammers have hundreds of fake names.
Scammers have hundreds of phones numbers.
Scammers have hundreds of stolen photo's.
Scammers have hundreds of E mail addresses.
That is just one scammer by the way.
There are thousands of scammers.
What could possibly make a logical person think they miraculously
beat the odds and are hooked up with anyone that's not a scammer
from West Africa ?
You actually have better odds of winning Millions of Dollars
in a Lottery than not being hooked up to a scammer.
Thats because there is at least one winner in a lottery.
There is not one single person on line from West Africa that's not
a scammer. Your Guaranteed to be scammed.
Well, I give up if, You cannot understand what, I just said
never mind.
I stubbornly did not listen to warnings just like this one when, I
was scammed. I am Homeless now want be just like me ?
Go ahead and don't listen.
Please stop being the Mugu [ Big Fool ]
Here's a link to a hit song in Nigeria right now.
Its all about how they think, Your a Mugu and they are the Master.
Thats really sick when they celebrate their getting away with
destroying peoples lives.
Are, You going to stop being Mugu and listen to, Me or let
them remain, Your Master ?
Watch the video then look at the scammers from Nigeria in the picture,
I will post again. That is your Jerry Donard, Your Harry McDaniel Ashwood,
Your Keith McDavidson Construction Engineer

http://www.youtube...ure=email

Kind Regards Everyone Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//
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Dating scammer Tatyana (photos: Raven Riley)
Dating scam artist Sindy Becky Green in Ashley, Ohio (Lagos, Nigeria)
Dating scammer Alexander Gallagher
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Dating scammer Nancy Milman from Accra, Ghana
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Dating scammer Nancy Milman from Accra, Ghana
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Dating scammer PERRY MORGAN
Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
Scam artist Joel David Collins from Lansing, Michigan
Dating scammer Thomas Mends from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Osai Williams from Ghana
Dating scammer Ms. Rhoda Addo from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Alan Armstrong
Dating scammer Harry McDaniel Ashwood, in Nigeria
Other Feedback
Dating scammer Danniella Adu from Ghana
Dating scammer SOLOMON TETEH
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Dating scammer Nancy Milman from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Thomas Mends from Accra, Ghana
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Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Brian Duddley
Dating scammer Osai Williams from Ghana
Dating scammer Mabel Quaicoe from Accra, Ghana
Scammer Jane Mabou from Ivory Coast, Africa
Dating scammer Esther Ansomaa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer SMITH ANDERSON
Dating scammer Steven Leanman
Dating scammer stanley collins chukwu
Dating scammer Osei Kwesi Accra Ghana kind_osei@hotmail.com from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Osei Kwesi Accra Ghana kind_osei@hotmail.com from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer mohammed farid
Dating scammer Smith Williams
Scammer Jane Mabou from Ivory Coast, Africa
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Dating scammer randy hall
Dating scammer Anastasiya Basova
Primer for first time visitors (Dating Scams)
Dating scammer Osei Kwesi Accra Ghana kind_osei@hotmail.com from Accra, Ghana
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Dating scammer Esther Ansomaa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Thomas Mends from Accra, Ghana
Primer for first time visitors (Dating Scams)
Dating scammer Esther Ansomaa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Nancy Milman from Accra, Ghana
Dating scam artist Sindy Becky Green in Ashley, Ohio (Lagos, Nigeria)
Dating scammer Lawura Muniru
Dating scammer Tatyana (photos: Raven Riley)
Dating scammer Sandra Bleesing
Dating scammer Cherrie Olowe from Lagos, Nigeria
Primer for first time visitors (Dating Scams)
Dating scammer Lillian Akuffo Addo
Dating scammer Osei Kwesi Accra Ghana kind_osei@hotmail.com from Accra, Ghana
Dating scammer Esther Ansomaa from Accra, Ghana
Scammer Victoria from Ghana



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2009-08-04, 20:59:34
anonymous from Nigeria  
u guyz should fine d finding and let me no
2009-08-05, 01:39:01
***JOE*** from United States  
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AGENT 86 MAXWELL SMART

Thank you for that MUGU video . All I can say is that is F%@$&D UP. we should chop their testicles,let them swing in the trees with the rest of the monkies.
2009-08-05, 02:01:00
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
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Nigeria

[ u guyz should fine d finding and let me no ]

You really should learn English before attempting any further
communication.
I am sure that, I am not alone when, I say What the Hell is that
supposed to mean ?
Your sentence makes no sense at all.
I can make sense out of most things but this was hopeless.
Good Luck with that.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//

Here ask this Nigerian, He can help make sense out of what, You wrote. LOL
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2009-08-05, 02:55:23   (updated: 2009-08-05, 03:44:11)
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
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Hi Joe

Had to take a moment out for Nigeria LOL
I really wish people would take a good look at that video.
It shows very clearly how the scammers view their victims.
It also shows why they are not getting busted also.
In a society that acts like its a joke to destroy other peoples
lives and its OK to sing and mock the victims.
I cannot call that a society because only a pack of Dogs would
behave like that.
I truly hope somebody gets good and pissed off about the song.
I know, I am disgusted by it.
I think Wanwan posted the song and even the lyrics.

Heres the Lyrics to the song complete for those who do not
understand what is being said.

http://www.lindqvis..r-dollars

By the way in case anyone missed it look at who responded
to my posting about scammers from West Africa.
If, You don't know yet that there is no one on line from
West Africa that is not a scammer, I feel very sad for, You.
By the way Ladies most of the scammers that scam woman
are from Nigeria and most of the scammers that scam men
are from all the other Countries including some from Nigeria.
If, You don't think scammers are watching this site.
Then, I suppose the poster from Nigeria is just the good hummer man. LOL
I'm just glad, I got, Him mad enough to waste some of, His time here. LOL
Just like, He could not write anything that made sense in English
is the same reason the guy in the photo, I posted holding the
sign, He could not read. LOL
What kills me is the fact these same guy's are the ones that convince
everyone that they Love them.
They don't even know what they are saying.
Think about it next time, Your contacted by a scammer.
Ask, Him what Curmudgeon means. LOL
I hope, Your new Dictionary still shows that word. LOL
I cannot even begin to say what, I want to say should be done
to these low life thieves. Mercy has nothing to do with it that's for sure.
Everyone wants to know how do, We stop these Idiots.
Since the Governments do little or nothing at all.
People here need to get mad enough to spread the word to
everyone they know and everyone they don't know.
To many people hide what happened to them for fear of
embarrassment its time for this dirty little secret to come out of
closet. To many lives are being destroyed because of the lack
of knowledge. Nearly every scam out there could be stopped from
happening if people were taught about scams.
If there were enough people that got the medias attention and
got word Nation wide to everyone here in the US and other effected
Countries maybe it could be stopped by the pressure all that attention
would bring on it.
There are some more videos on YouTube about dating scams.
Pretty easy to find even.
Thanks Joe, I hope everyone watches it because its a real eye opener.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//

Scammers getting, You down ? LOL
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2009-08-05, 05:57:11
OJAS from United States  
2009-08-05, 11:29:05
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svp I am in contact with this man on daily flog it is a scammer?
Thank for your help
2009-08-05, 13:54:07
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I am getting a little concerned about JIM what has happened to him ? have not heard from him for a few days.
AGENT 86 about that MUGO VIDEO i THINK THAT ONLY GOES TO PROOVE THAT THIS AND OTHER NATIONS ARE UNDER ATTACK ,THAT MOST OF THE MONEY SCAMMERS ARE GETTING IS MORE THAN LIKKLEY supporting terorists and attacking ower economy in having the same efects as the TWIN TOWERS did and more than likely the same people behind iT. to give you a better idea of what I mean and more of what I think AGENT 86 has been saying all along ,
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Internet and some WWE investors had bailed out of the
business.


New lease on life for gas myths

It's been around for a while, but the recent vacation time
surge in gas prices has revived a well known email that claims
gas station owners are rigging their pumps to give short
measure.

The message claims that if you watch the pump figures
changing, you'll find that the total volume of gas pumped into
your fuel tank exceeds its capacity.

Mostly this story is untrue, though some old pumps may be
faulty. County and state officials regularly check measures
(but it doesn't hurt to keep an eye on the pump reading when
you buy gas!).

Reminds us of another economy-related gas myth that goes back
to the early days of motoring -- the idea that if you leave
the cap off your gas tank, the fuel will last longer. Not true
and dangerous.


Spider's deadly but can't sink his teeth into you

According to this urban legend, the group of spiders we call
'daddy longlegs' which are found in or near most homes, have a
poisonous bite that means certain death.

Only problem, so the story goes, is that these guys' fangs are
too short for them to penetrate human skin. But, says the
message, you never know if one might get 'lucky.'

Well, the species certainly does exist -- but the suggestion
that they're poisonous is just not true.

This story is a variation of another well known urban legend
which has the victim being bitten by a spider or snake in the
produce section of a grocery store.

The bottom line for all of these tales is quite simply that
you should never take stories you read or hear at face value.

That even goes for those that claim they've already been
checked out and confirmed by Scambusters, Snopes or any other
site dealing with hoaxes and urban legends.

Anyone can claim a story has been proved or declare that it's
not a hoax -- it happens frequently. You should always check
them out for yourself. Be especially wary of an email that
starts with something like, 'This is a true story....'

We're also opposed to any type of alarm story delivered in an
email that you're asked to pass on to others. Simply, don't.
Or, if you think it might be important to others, Google,
Yahoo! or Bing it first to find out if it's true.

And certainly, you should never take any action which puts
yourself, other people or even your computer at risk on the
basis of an unfounded rumor.


13 Most Enduring Urban Legends

Finally, a British newspaper, The Independent, just published
a list of the most enduring urban legends. Here they are:

1. Alligators live in the sewers, especially in New York.

2. Repeating 'Bloody Mary' three times in front of a mirror
brings up a ghostly image of Mary Queen of Scots.

3. Human organ thieves hit on tourists -- read about this in
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4. A hitchhiker suddenly vanishes into thin air when you stop
to pick him up.

5. A camper disappears while using a chemical toilet in the
middle of the night.

6. Bodies inexplicably burst into flame (so called spontaneous
human combustion).

7. A pet dog is mysteriously decapitated while its owner
sleeps.

8. A babysitter receives a threatening phone call and is told
by police to lock herself in -- but the caller is inside the
house.

9. A lottery winner commits suicide after losing his winning
ticket.

10. Hair and fingernails of some people continue to grow
after death.

11. Chewing gum stays in the body and can take 7 years to
digest.

12. A flower exists that looks exactly like a parrot -- an
email urban legend usually accompanied by a photo.

13. Mars is moving closer to earth.

Oh yeah? Happily, none of them are true either, though they
would make good movie plots. ;-)

Time to close -- we're off to take a walk. See you next week.

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