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Name: Edward Smith


147/8 troas crescent, off Lokko Road Osu, Accra Ghana 23321. C/O Godred Brown

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We met on EHarmony, I'd never used a dating site before - he's my first. He said he lived in Washington DC, then later he actually lives in CT but was here on work. He is a Civil Engineer. We did not meet because he had to work on a job in Florida, then his mother (she's British, he's still holding a passport for Norway) fell very ill so he had to leave and go to her side. His father died in Norway when he was 16 in an accident, so it's just he and his mother. He was in London for 6 days. From there is where I received two pictures and a phone number to call him. I checked the country code and it was correct. He then had to go to work in Accra Ghana for 3 weeks. As soon as he arrived, his luggage was lost and he needed a laptop. Yes, I am stupid, I sent him a laptop and I am out $1,300.00. He said he couldn't do his work and that his laptop and luggage has still not arrived.

Then he started talking about investing some money in houses, he did not ask me for any but he was hinting. Then he said he wanted to come and stay with me for up to 10 days, I said that's fine, but you'll have to get a hotel because you can't stay with me. He fell offline that night, the next day he said he was running out of money and could he have $500 to $600. I told him that I did not have it. Now the phone calls are once a day and I haven't taken any of them. However, I'm interested now to see what he says so I did call him back this morning.

Bottom line is that I don't even think the pictures are of him. His english is not that great either and neither are his writing skills.

I checked in google to see if I could find anything on his email address - nothing. I then sent an email to EHarmony to remove him.


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2008-05-19, 00:22:06   (updated: )
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2008-05-20, 16:12:14
anonymous from United States  
Hi, I have a few typographical errors. The name is actual 'Godfried', not 'Godfred'. Also, he holds a Norwegian passport while his mother holds a British on.

Thank you.
2008-05-24, 04:57:13
anonymous from United States  
I think there may be some confusion. Eddie did not write this up, I wrote it up on EDDIE!!!!! He scammed me. I'm sorry if I entered it incorrectly, but it needs to be corrected immediately. I do not want my email on the site, but you're welcome to use valady as my name.

Again, I apologize. Also, I have now received a call from someone else in Accra, Ghana asking me to call him. It's not going to happen!!!

I am a white female, Eddie is supposed to be a white male according to the EHarmony web site. EHarmony has since removed him from their website.


2008-07-21, 19:15:51
anonymous from United States  
I have a similar experience about Edward Smith.
2008-08-07, 14:25:16   (updated: 2008-08-07, 14:27:46)  
He got me too by targeting me on, going by the name Calvin Hooks Anderson, mother from South Africa and father from Turkey. The e-mail address he was using was He got a lot out of me, including an expensive laptop computer and top of the line cell phone, and many many gifts and dollars. I am adding two additional pictures that he sent to me, in addition to the two already on this site. We have to stop this guy!!

2008-08-07, 14:29:25  
Here is another picture that he is using to suck women in ... what a worm!!! It takes someone with the devil in them to do this to women.

2008-08-08, 18:25:14 from United States  
This person told me he was a US Citizen and had lived in the US for 5 years; in Philadelphia, San Antonio and for the past 5 months in Denver (this was in March 2008). He said he went on business to Mexico City, then to Cuba for a meeting, back to Denver, then off to Accra Ghana to work for 3.5 months. After looking at his IP address and time differences on his e-mails it is clear that he was in Ghana the entire time. He gave me all false addresses in Denver and in Accra for where he was supposedly staying, and a false contract for D&D Consulting against which he wanted me to get a $450,000 loan for him based on him not being able to find his attorney to gain access to his money, not being able to pay his 50 workers ... and on and on. Watch out for this one ... he is smooth.
2008-08-09, 15:12:17 from United States  
Good News!! This guy has been caught by Ghana Airtime and the BNI in Ghana. They contacted me and asked for all receipts for money and packages that I have sent to him so that they can use it as evidence. His real name is Eric Argyei.

Will any of you want to file a formal complaint and press charges? If so, please e-mail me with your contact information and I will forward it to the BNI.
2008-08-09, 19:46:58 from United States  
Oops - I misunderstood their e-mail to me ... they have not yet caught him. So sorry.

Here are some more photos he is using, one he says is of his late wife and living son. He has used many, many names and e-mail addresses over the past few years. Take a look at the file on Gidion Smith on
2008-08-09, 19:47:48
anonymous from United States  

2008-08-09, 19:48:04
anonymous from United States  

2008-08-09, 19:48:27
anonymous from United States  

2008-08-09, 19:48:48
anonymous from United States  

2008-08-30, 11:42:19
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I have been contacted by a man who is going by the name of David Bannett but the story is the same one. He has different pictures of himself though. He used the same story of losing a laptop but stupidly I sent him one. He has since asked me for different amounts of money so he can get back to the states as he can't access his money in Accra which I questioned and did not and will not send him any money. I met him on as ''. He has a ghanna go phone. This is the number i dial for him 011233243079938. I have a feeling that he will be asking me for money again soon but I won't send it to him. He is also from Norway with a deceased American father and Norwegan mother. He says he is 46 years old and is a systems administrator but also deals in gold. Here are some pictures but I swear the photos are of someone else and it is this man you have posted, if it is the same man he has to be arrested and brought to justice.

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