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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...
here is other pics about him, is anybody know him?
and could tell me what should I do now?
anonymous from Australia
anonymous from Australia
AFTER I SPEND TIME LOOKING TROUGHT ALL THESE ALARTS, LOOKS LIKE THEY ALL COME FROM 1 PERSON, DOESN'T MATTER WHAT NAME THEY ARE, LIKE THE CHARLES EDWARD, I FEEL IS SAME AS ALAN, SO THIS WEB SITE SHOULD GET ALL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO ADDRESS, OR TELPHONE NUMBER, AND PHOTOS, SO MAKE US EASYER TO FIND OUT.
LOOKS LIKE ALL PEOPLE IN NIGERIA ARE SCAMMERS.
HERE IS ANOTHER PHOTO I GOT FOR ALEX JONES.
anonymous from United States
Someone on the first couple of pages mentioned something about being able to decalre some of the monetary losses in our taxes. I have filed and IC3 report, could you tell me how I could get more information on this?
I thank you in advance for any information on this.
sorry, you are crazy to send him money, from the first letter sent it to you , you must know that he is a scammer theif from neigeria , you must call the police at once.
sorry for what happend to you, but anyway you had lesson to do not send any money to anonymous .
Here is some picture of Mack Jones I hope these pictures help someone to see what kind of scumbages are out there. Here is a picture of his son he has sent me
Here is another picture of Mack Jones
When Mack Jones started wanting money. I e-mail the newspaer and Tv station in San Diego where he said he was from. I told him that they might be able to help. But I needed to know who his neighbor was so they could go out and make sure he was who he said he was. He got mad at me. and told me he was not a kid. and quit asking him questions. I got a reply back from the Tv station the were going to turn it over to the locals. So I hope what goes around comes around.
I meet him on Love and Seek thinking this was a Christian web site. I new from the start he was to good to be true. I'm glad I didn't send him any money,. I thank God that this website was here. I still would not have sent him the money if I didn't find this website.
To everyone out there please keep up the good work, and keep these sites going to help inform people of SCUMBAGES
anonymous from Canada
I ha also talked to this guy, only he goes by the na VINCE.JOHNSON.He sent me some of the same letters word for word. I became suspicious whaen he started to say that le lovedme. He also said he had a 3 yr old son and was a widower,said he was a construction engineer ,working in Scotland and living in Quebec. Said his wife died after giving birth. He eventually asked for help with funds and swore on his late parents that he would pay me back every dime. I told him i don't have money and told him he was a con. Then he said i was an agbado??Met on match.com
anonymous from Indonesia
Just today, at the Christmast day, I log in my Yahoo msg and I saw ALAN ARMSTRONG on again!! I remember when I joined this forum last time, he kind of disappeared from the YM. I thought he was caught or just hide for frightened. But today he's on again. I supposed he is 'fishing' again with the new victim
I am very surprised he's still there, but I can't do anything
Just to inform you all, especially new joiner in this forum
that ALAN ARMSTRONG still on the SHOW
Have a wonderful Christmast
I too have been contacted by Mack Jones, only in the last week. Not much communication yet but now I know and the first mention of money that will be the end of the communication. The picture I have is him on a beach, but picture is very dark, no shirt and a hat. Mack Jones says he is from San Diego, CA and is working in Nigeria on road construction. Thank you all and I am so glad I googled his name. Ladies beware!
[hidden] from San Antonio, United States
My scammer's name is Teddy Mathis, who alleges that he is also an Engineer. He is originally from Lisbon, Portugal, but moved to the US a number of years ago. I met him via Match.com but it was interesting to me that his profile was removed shortly after he contacted me.
He has sent the same BS love letters from Loveletters.com, and then finally told me that his wallet was lost, and he only had $850 left to pay for a ticket back to the US. I had a feeling that his next move was to ask me for $$. I felt that something was off the entire time, but stuck with it until he dropped the bomb. Fortunately, I am not an easy target, and very promptly told him to go F*ck himself. We never met, but he told me that he lived in Castroville, TX. Not too far from San Antonio, yet he had to ask me what airport to fly back into to come back to the States? When I asked him for his address, as well as the airport he flew out of, he gave me an address that doesn't exist, and told me he flew out of Dallas DFW. Dallas is over 5 hours away from San Antonio/Castroville. That just confirmed what I already knew. He was trying to scam me.
I'm always amazed at the avenues that people will take to steal from one another. I guess that even dating sites are now the new targets. What a shame!!
To the lady in Indonesia Thanks for the update on ALAN ARMSTRONG as he is again on the prawl for a victim. It is so very important to keep this FORUM alive and up-to-date as hopefully through our information would-be victims can find out about these SCUMBAGS!!
And also in view of the fact that the same SCAMMER scumbag changes his identity, name, photos, address and telephone numbers. But please bear in mind that if you are in contact with a white man doing temporary work in WEST AFRICA is more likely a SCAMMER who sooner or later will give you a sorrowful story and his goal is to SCAM YOU off money. Pay attention to some important clues already posted on here, some of these are: poor written English, love letters poetry copied and pasted from other sites online, usually he declares himself 'God fearing', 'not interested in playing games' 'someone I can count on' photos of handsome males usually too good to be true. Think of it, if it looks and sounds too good to be true..............it usually is.
Above all use your common sense and ask lots of questions. There are real nice men and women on dating sites genuinely searching for a lasting relationship. Let your gut/instinct guide you; the real ones will survive careful scrutiny and particularly will not be asking a woman for money so readily. When/if he does his intentions are clear!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! and stay SAFE in every sense of the word.
Painfully Aware of a SCAMMER ....................but fighting the SCUMBAGS back
anonymous from United States
I am glad that there are still smart women in the world. Yes...I am too, a woman being scammed. Marc Jones just contacted me throught Latinopeople.com. He used the same pictures and son, by the way, his son name is Sean (so he said). And still in Nigeria. I know now what to say tomorrow when he writes back tomorrow. But besides scammers through e-mail, there are still men out there, where we can see them doing the same thing. I met a guy at work. His name is tony reyes. we met at work. new that I was divorced and went through hell in my 19 years single. He took advantage of me and my nature as a Christian woman, God. Have friends at work that love me a lot. He told me that was never going to married againg, 'cause his wife did him very wrong. During those two years. He said he cares and loved me a lot. Everytime I asked why he did not take me out or have a normal relationship, he said he was not that type of man. But everytime I wanted to break with him, he did not wanted me to do it. And I felt for him again. I boutgth him everything from lunch to gifts, even though he said he has soo much money. Everything he mentioned he wanted I bouth for him. All of a sudden without warning, I found out he was marring and moving with somebody else, (the lady that runs the Ice Palace in Florida where the Thunderstorm Hockey Team play), and was also living with somebody else, who through him out of her house, where he was living at. But still wants to keep me on the side. I know he does it because he just need somebody that can help him pay his expenses, and she was a very good candidate. In the meantime he has others doing for him. What are we going to do with those ones. The ones that are next to us.
Warriorp6565 from United States
What are we going to do with those ones. The ones that are next to us.
the nice thing to do is
Walk away. Absolutely walk away and do not give in to that again. Do not give out anything, that means money, time, or emotions. You can be a polite christian and still walk away. Go someplace else, even in the ladies room if you have to. Do not worry about his feelings. I don't think he has any right now. If he does, they are all about him. This person seems like a complete LOSER and he will rip you off of everything you are WILLING to give.
What I would like to do -
All the not nice things. He would regret the day he met me. I would not have to run from him. He would be trying to figure out how to stay out of MY way. Every time he tried to talk to me, he would have to answer to me. His new first name would be Stupid, and his new last name would anything that came out of my mouth after that.
You sound like nice person. Just don't let him get you in a corner and make you feel bad about something.