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Name: Alan Armstrong
Address: 6 HOPE CRESENT GOVERNMENT RESERVATION AREA BENIN CITY EDO STATE, NIGERIA
PH: UK 44-703-5902-664
NIGERIA PH: 2347034623334
Other Comments: I know I had submitted my scammer two days ago and wasn't sure but I AM SURE now my scammer is using the name of ALAN ARMSTRONG all the information given to me adds up to the profile of a NIGERIAN SCAMMER.
I met 'Alan' through Match.com received a very nice short email with the photos of a handsome warm hearted looking man on June 8 2008. I felt hook and sinker for it. I was innocent and naive about these dating/romance scammers. I am very SAD and heartbroken about it. This is what his profile showed:
'A relationship starts with a step forward, Are you ready to step Forward?'
45 year old man
Greater Manchester, UK
1 daughter (later introduced with photos as KELLY)
Occupation: Petroleum Engineer
Oil and gas Industries
He gave me a telephone number in the UK 44-703-5902-664.
When I called him one day after he said I should feel free to call anytime, weird things happened. got disconnected, somehow the voice on the telephone was not as I Imagined the voice of the sweet face man would be, deep voice with a slight french accent, at first he would not really speak as clearly, his voice sounded even more attractive to me.
We immediately at his request got on YAHOO IM and our romance took off rather quickly between our conversations on IM and a number of emails with beautiful loving words, the greatest romance ever........I FELT completely FOR IT.
For almost two months now, our fervent love was going so well.......with plans of meeting each other in my country......after he returns from a project/job in NIGER-DELTA. AFRICA.
ALL was going great for me...-so I thought -.....until while in Nigeria his daughter had an accident falling off a stair case..........'and the most horrible thing is that I do not have enough money to pay the hospital bill'.
POOR me ....so in love sent him money to pay off the bill.. his undying love for me continues.......... We have continued to be in touch and for the last two weeks at least he encountered a new problem paying the VAT taxes (Value Added Taxes) for his pay check, before he can return to the UK and needs me to help him with US$10,000.00 !!!! for his salary payment of US$500,000 - sent me a 'copy' of the pay out order.
With a name like ALAN ARMSTRONG fron the UK I believed everything he said and because of this I've given him a number of my photos, my real addresses, he knows I am real and my profession is for real.!!!
My suspicions grew to my alarm after I started checking the poetic romantic phrases he wrote me on YIM and in his email messages........and to my dismay I found the majority of them in websites like LOVINGYOU.COM, MERE MORTALS, ROMANCESCAM.COM verbatim almost every word, with the exception of the first two emails, where he shows more spelling mistakes, the rest of the messages are all great copy paste jobs. Almost nothing he has said to me came from him directly!!
His writings are not original the smooth talker is good at copy / pasting.
I am unto him, now........but MY GOD how much it hurts me to realize my KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR IS NOTHING but a smooth operator scammer, in NIGERIA........probably from NIGERIA.
Below i share his last email, after I am stalling on sending him the US$10,000 asking him to send me a recent photo of him and his daugher together as proof of life and confirm his ID so I can go ahead and send him the money.........
My queen ....
Thanks for your mail, i have really miss talking to you this morning,......I know that neither one of us had in mind that we would meet someone on the Internet and fall in love but it has happened. And for that, I have no regrets. In fact, it is one of the best things that has ever happened to me in years. For this, and what has happened to us and between us I have you to thank.
For the past months, you have brought so much joy to me that words can never explain... you have brought so much life back into a lifeless body and we have not even met face to face. I know and realize what it is to LOVE again and to feel loved.
I never thought it would last this long, but it has. This is a clear indication that we have so much in common and we are building on something that is real. I hope we get the chance to see this thing through,....honey as you said in your mail you beleive in me,.. i beleive in you too all we need here is trust and good faith not proves and daught.....honey you mean the world to me i have vowed to God that i want to spend the rest of my life loving you everyday
There have been hard times, bad times and good times, but with that comes lonely times. We have reached new and higher grounds with what we have shared in the past months, and I would do it all over again with you if I had to. I have no regrets.
I am sending you this to let you know that I have been sent an angel to be with me, and you are that angel.
Please understand that we have so much to give to each other and I look forward to that day. I believe it is closer now than ever before. It is just that there may be a few more obstacles that we need to clear up, and I think you know what I am talking about. Besides that, we can and I know we will survive,...please honey if you love me like you said you will help me without daught....i am here to join my faith with your's honey....please dont let me down nobody else in this world know how we truely feel for each other
I do love you
His original first email:
How are you doing today, i hope you are having a nice day.I am Alan Armstrong i am from United Kingdom and i am a petroleum engineer,i just joined the site in search of love then i saw your profile which really captivated my attention, I like to get to understand who you are what you want our of life and a relationship, I believe from what i read in your profile.Your best feature is your heart, I saw so much light in you that I was drawn to mail you. You are so lighthearted and your smile so full of joy, i know that love can not bring understanding but understanding can bring about love, i believe there is a lot we need to learn from each orther, they say a bird at hand is better than thousand in the sky, i will love to know what you want as a person, right from the first time i saw you i knew there is a connection between us you can contact be with my personal email account as i do not come on this site offen alanarms1//AT//yahoo/./com. I hope to hear from you soon
I have more email messages, and saved YIM conversations.........HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS PHOTO BEFORE........DOES ANYONE KNOW THIS GUY?
PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG!!
I suggested to him to seek help at the BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER but he says they cannot help because he is there on a consultant basis, the bristish ambassador is on leave..........he also given me a telephone number in NIGERIA where I have spoken to him a couple of times...........HE HAS A SEXY DEEP VOICE WITH A SLIGHT FRENCH ACCENT.
Today we are still in touch through YIM and I still have received more loving messages, but now his main focus of conversation is my supporting him with paying this TAX.
There is no doubt ALAN scammed me of $1,100 plus western union charges. paid in NIGERIA with Francs, approximately 453,000 + francs.
As soon as he arrived in AFRICA he was on YIM and gave me this phone number in NIGERIA 2347034623334
ADDRESS IN NGA: 6 HOPE CRESENT GOVERNMENT RESERVATION AREA BENIN CITY EDO STATE.
BANK ADDRESS: SKYE BANK # 2 FORESTRY ROAD BENIN CITY
Loosing the money HURTS but what HURST more is the emotional disappointment of falling in love with someone who is NOT REAL and will never be part of my real world. He doesn't know how much I know now about his scam. I need to stop all communication but I need to do it SAFELY as he has my information.
It helps to keep in mind that the photos of this man are in all likelihood stolen with the real owner not even aware of this!! But that the man behind YIM and the sexy voice is a NIGERIAN posing as someone else.
It is difficult for me to share this BUT I want to help someone else AVOID being the victim of this SCUMBAG SCAMMER FROM NIGERIA.
The first 2 photos were in his MATCH.COM PROFILE. He gave me the 3rd PHOTO. The last Photo is the one he is using now on YAHOO IM. I have examined the photo closely and it is the photo of the same person.
YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGING AND APPRECIATED.
Painfully aware of a scammer........but fighting back the SCUMBAGS...
IM FROM ARKANSAS AND MR JOHN HUDSUN TRIED TO ALSO SCAM ME. FOR MONEY AND WHATEVER ELSE HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET. I MYSELF HAVE GOTTEN THE SAME EMAILS MY MESSAGES ON MYSPACE AND EVEN EMAILS FROM NIGERIA. HE SENT ME PICS OF HIS LATE WIFE OR SO HE SAID. HE TRIED TELLN ME ALL THE SAD STORIES HE COULD BUT I LOST INTEREST IN HIM AND HE FINALLY I THINK REALIZED THAT. THIS MAN NEEDS TO BE STOPPED CUZ FOR SOME WOMEN THEY WILL LOOSE IT ALL FOR A MAN THEY THINK THAT ONE DAY THEY WILL BE WITH. YES THATS SAD BUT ITS THE WAY OF THE WORLD KNOW. SO WOMEN DONT LET THIS MAN GET YOU. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Alan Armstrong
anonymous from Pearlington, United States
IM FROM ARKANSAS AND MR JOHN HUDSUN TRIED TO ALSO SCAM ME. FOR MONEY AND WHATEVER ELSE HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET. I MYSELF HAVE GOTTEN THE SAME EMAILS MY MESSAGES ON MYSPACE AND EVEN EMAILS FROM NIGERIA. HE SENT ME PICS OF HIS LATE WIFE OR SO HE SAID. HE TRIED TELLN ME ALL THE SAD STORIES HE COULD BUT I LOST INTEREST IN HIM AND HE FINALLY I THINK REALIZED THAT. THIS MAN NEEDS TO BE STOPPED CUZ FOR SOME WOMEN THEY WILL LOOSE IT ALL FOR A MAN THEY THINK THAT ONE DAY THEY WILL BE WITH. YES THATS SAD BUT ITS THE WAY OF THE WORLD NOW. SO WOMEN DONT LET THIS MAN GET YOU. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Alan Armstrong
Thank you so much for sharing your encounter with this SCAMMER which I strongly believe is the same SCUMBAG SCAMMER hiding under a different name, picture, and email; I believe that. Even though these criminals copy and paste almost all of what they write; the poem of the PIER is a big clue as well as his using real information he received from me - this new name he used with you ladies.
His goal is to SCAM YOU it is just a matter of time ....but that's his goal.
By posting your story you are exposing him and hopefully helping others would be victims of these SCUMBAGS SCAMMERS avoid becoming scammed.
It is amazing that even though they claim to be educated, well off college graduates usually with photos of handsome and of above average appearance their English language is so badly written - it simply does not add up, except of course the portions that are copied and pasted.
I am so glad you did not get scammed!!
Painfully aware of a Scammer.........................but fighting back the SCUMBAGS
anonymous from United States
I was also contacted by a guy who claimed he was John Hudson. He said alot of romantic things and that I was the only one for him. He told me that he lived in his late parents house in California and he was in Nigeria getting cars to sell. He got robbed at the hotel and needed money for a passport. He said he wanted to know my address so when he got to the states he could come see me and my kids before he went back to California. He called me 'hun', 'babe' and said he loved me. I had a suspicion that it was a scam. When I asked him about it or questioned it, he tried to say that it wasn't and tried to make me feel bad for questioning our 'love'.
anonymous from United States
I was also contacted by a guy claiming to be jones. He went by the name mack jones. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. He called me his queen and continuously talked about my kids being his kids. I continuosly let him know he is not the kids father. He told me he is working at a hotel in the UK. At one point when we first started talking, he stated that he worked at a hotel in Nigeria. The other night we were talking, I mentioned something about Nigeria and he asked where that was at. He wanted my address so he could send clothes for my kids and surprise for me. He would call me and ask to talk to my kids. He would get mad when I told him no and that he wouldnt get close to my kids. He never asked for money but continuously said he wanted to meet me when he came to the states.
anonymous from Indonesia
Ufhhh....here I am finding what I am suspicious about. Just like you, I also got email from this handsome Alan (damn it, ahere the hell he found that picture???). I know him from Match.com about 3 weeks ago. First impression were good. Well I am seriously looking for someone special, and I found someone with...yes ...too good to be true! And yes he gave me the same copy past email.
But I started to get upset and suspicious for the way he communicate. I want to get to know him better, but meet me on line is rarely happened. He on line on my sleeping time, or my other impossible time. (we live in 7hrs different time zone, so almost impossible to meet without appointment). The most upsetting thing is when I propose time to chat, he never show up (send me offline chat after that), and when I asked him to to propose time he never respond. So chat only happen when we were lucky enough to be on line at the same time. Then I said, ok, if chat so difficult lets get to know better via email and I started to ask him things as part of getting to know each other, but he always respond with some flowery words which not connected to my email let alone my questions. He also often get off the chat without notice as if somebody caught him. I am so mad about that, and frustrated for the fact that after 3 weeks, there still no progress on the way we communicate. I was about to say goodbye to him , when my curiousity lead me to this page.
Oh my God...I am also so mad at myself. I dont lost money but I am desperately looking for someone. I believe that a desperate women like us is read as a potential victims for them. However I think I can share a bit of experience. Well, still not successfully met someone who's finally marry me, but I knew some others from Match in my previous time, which is a real men who looks for serious relationship. They are usually communicate well, they answer my question, share story/opinion, and their email clearly respond to my email. And they use 'normal' language, instead of uncorelated copy paste sentences. I learn that even a quiet man will respond to question and willing to share things when we asked. So if his communication not connected to our email, then...please feel suspicious. That is the lesson for my own
Well, whoever you are...there is only one wisdom words I can share with you (trust me I am as much as disappointed as you, just now, when I find this page). YOU MAY LOST THINGS, BUT DONT LOST THE LESSON
If you can report his identity and photo to the police or any kind of agency, I support you! I attached a little daughter photo claimed as his daughter. I also got all the pics attached here. The same one. I really wonder where all this photo coming? what a pity if it belongs to some decent family
Note: be ware also to an engineer from Madrid, 45yo, name Rio Sanchez, also look too good to be true. romantic email, but very bad english when chatting
if anything I can do to report this person...I will be glad to join
Dont lose hope though..and always be carefful. You not alone
anonymous from Ireland
Wow I just googled this guy as I have been talking to him online for about 4 weeks now. Looks like I was his latest sucker! I had the whole works his daughter went with him to africa while on school term holidays and hes working on the refinery for 2 weeks, then late last week it was my daughter fell in the stairs and I can't get money out on my credit cards and I need to pay hospital bills, can you help me! I stupidly sent his a few hundred euro last week. Oh boy do I feel stupid. Oh he gave me all the sweet words just like all you ladies before me. Shit why didn't I google him sooner like I do with most guys. Where are all the decent guys gone! Well you live and learn don't you. I should have gone with my gut instinct when he asked. I said if my gut was right then I would just consider this a donation to charity and thats what I will have to do. Stupid me. But ladies I have to thank you for posting these mails because this guy should be caught and locked up. He is like a praying mantis and those dating sites should vet their registrations better. Thanks ladies and her's to always trusting your gut instincts! Intelligent woman in Ireland feeling pretty stupid right now.
Well is very sad to see that SCAMMER ALAN ARMSTRONG does it again.......yep this is the photo of his imaginary daughter KELLY, the SCUMBAG is still out there using this name and the other aliases...Alan is a NIGERIAN scammer who needs to be put away for good...
Your day will come ...........Alan Scammer - whatever your real name is - your sorry Awhole will one day be accountable for before MAN and before GOD and when your day comes before GOD you will really need TO BE GOD FEARING
To the woman in Indonesia and Ireland........I understand the feelings of disappointment and frustration you are going through right now; but I promise you it will get better and soon you will remember this bad experience to make you stronger and wiser...just learn to see the signs of when dealing with a SCAMMER.
To the lady in Indonesia - if you met him on Match.com - can you post on here what is his USERNAME and any new details - I reported him to Match.com under the user name of LIFESEED and the same photos...........why is he still allowed on this site
At the time of my report around July 2008 the exact profile pop up through Match under username JUCCA1FACE but different photos, I reported that to Match as well.
Some of the clues when in contact with a SCAMMER are: Poorly written English when writing and chating - a well educated man that 'speaks' so uneducated, a lot of flowery words and poetry in emails and chats, details in their profiles that don't add up, for example the photo showing a man with brown eyes, but listed with blue, ideal match age gap too wide for example 40-60 or worse.......a lot of personal important detail left unspecified........SCAMMERS also like to highlight that they are HONEST, DON'T PLAY GAMES, AND HATE CHEATS, ha ha ha ha ha
SCAMMERS also like to describe themselves as 'God fearing' and will also tell you they believe in God and attend church regularly ..........and this is probably true...
I am sad to say that the dating sites are loaded with the SCAMMERS but I still believe there are legitimate men and women suscribed to them who genuinely seek to find a serious relationship.
THANK YOU for posting your story on this site, by doing so, you are helping others to avoid become victims .......
YEP Painfully Aware of a Scammer..................... but fighting back the SCUMBAGS
Oh he was using Newsline0444 on Match.com this time around. I have reported him to Interpol and the irish police. I'll forward his details to Scotland Yard today as well as one of his IP addresses came from a location in London. hes still using the same details Alan Armstrong, still the same address in Nigeria in Benin city and the same phone numbers. Absolutely I'd fight against scamming crime. thanks again ladies about posting your info online - he will get his comeupance, I believe in Karma, what goes around comes around. Intelligent woman in Ireland.
Yes, he used username NEWLINES0444 . There is no new detail, same email address, same telp number, same photo. Even same introduction email he send to me. WOW! He enjoy copy paste :-)
I reported and contacted Match.com today about him and suggest the customer service to also check scammer list here before approving a profile . As he continue using the same profile and photo (only new name) , they should be able to detect the scam if they really want. Maybe he will show up again later, you never know. Well at least they should look at this page, maybe they will come up with some idea to protect their customer
He's still on line now, with that handsome photo too, same name...Even after I call him scammer, he still send me offline message like...dear, tell me when we meet? and five other offline message. I guess he feels 'comfortable' with that job. No threat feeling or whatsoever. He's still on the move
but that is the scammer style, they will continue in touch as if he did nothing wrong
Thank you very very much for providing this new important details about SCAMMER ALAN ARMSTRONG in Nigeria.....This scammer is unbelieable!! still using the same address and telephone numbers!! good it will be important as you report him to the Police. on here I also include the photo of the fake British passport he sent me.
I could not report him to my country's police because their international arm is not as organized but it is EXCELLENT that you are reporting him there where you are.
I checked this username Newlines0444 or Newsline0444 on Match.com but is not found. Scammers like to suggest they want to delete their profile because they want us to believe its not necessary anymore........because he's found you.
Check also www.romancescam.com you'll find useful information on there to fight back these SCUMBAGS. The IP address you see out of London is not the real one that one is a Proxy server; but digging further will show NIGERIA.
Keep up the good fight!
Painfully aware of a Scammer.................................But fighting back the SCUMBAGS
To Report a Crime as in the case of having been SCAMMED we can contact the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC in NIGERIA:
http://www.EFCCNIGERIA.ORG HEAD OFFICE
No.5 FOMELLA STREET
OFF ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA CRESCENT
Telephone: +234-9 6441000
The full information is available on their website to contact them and REPORT THE CRIME.
This commission has the full backing of the NIGERIAN Presidency, the Legislature and the Law enforcement Agencies in Nigeria.
Let's do it ..........
Painfully aware of a scammer...................................but fighting back the SCUMBAGS
thanks I have reported that to the contact above in Nigeria and reported the crime, hope it will do some good. Intelligent woman in Ireland.
EXCELLENT I will also follow up on my end.........hopefully the more complaints are submitted on this SCAMMER the authorities will be be more pressured to investigate and hopefully put him behind bars. I hope we see that day and also find out his real name!!
I've learned in life that although the law is slow in acting.........the day of reckoning comes......and it will for this SCAMMER and the others
Painfully aware of a scammer.....................but fighting back the SCUMBAGS
anonymous from Indonesia
Great, seems we all end up with doing something to make this kind of scammer pay back. It's kind of 'touchy' to find others at the same state of broken dreams. Bless us in finding the right person. You see... sometimes we have to meet the wrong person first before we find the right one.
I dont know if this will be useful, but I better share what I feel before (sometimes your concern say no or feel suspicious but things so blinded that you ignore that)
This what I feel during last searching in Match
1. I got quite a few mails from UK with status widower in such a young age (40esh). It leads me to question myself why there are many widower in that age , meaning that many wifes in UK died young?
I think we better watch out to the widower status in that age group. I did get 4-5 mails from widower in their 40sh. I ignored them to follow my instict, but slip on Alan's charm....Ouch!
2. good looking photo, especially with models pose need to be carefully investigated. Ask them to use webcam when chat with IM. If they give you many reason to avoid it, you better watch out. I asked one of the scammer to show him in webcam he gave me so many reason, even accused me as not trusting him, etc.
Webcam is not luxurious thing anymore, and many internet cafe have it. One time show up in webcam wll not make them broke
3. Watch their language style. I noticed they have uneducated style, also bad spelling, Have you ever asked something but instead of answering your question he give you long beautiful sentences unrelated to your question? I bet you have this experience . Gap between question and answer is one of the sign. Actually this is my reason to investigate Alan last time. Too many gaps in communication
4. They say I love you so much, miss you so much only after few mails exchange. Helloooo...the 'L' word is not the easy word for men :-) ....isn't that's why we still searching, ladies..:-)
5. Never sending anything before you meet in person..!!
That's based on my experiences, hope we getting smarter even when we blinded by extraordinary charm !