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I have been communicating with a man whose profile was named 'David' (his full name supposedly is David Neff). He has since suspended/removed his profile from Yahoo Personals b/c I can no longer see it. He was listed as being white male, 50 yrs. old, widowed 9 yrs. He supposedly lives in Henderson, NV. His yahoo email is ''. He is supposedly from Belgium and very recently brought his daughter here to the US after 4 yrs. of him being first in MD and recently moving to NV while she was with her grandmother in Belgium. He went supposedly to Belgium to see his mother and he and daughter are now in Ghana on 'business'...apparently he buys/sells large quantities of gold to foreign countries who deal with German money. He has sent me 3 photos...well actually 2; I had the first from his profile. One is with him and his daughter, the other of him at a hockey game here I believe.

He became quite enamored with me, my profile and my situation. I too have since removed my profile. He has done some of what I read about with dating scammers...cut & paste from love quote web sites. His profile was quite well written in the English language, our YM conversations show his broken English (apparently he speaks Dutch) and when I've spone to him on the phone he does have a thick accent. I've received flowers from him once. He calls me daily on my cell phone. He has NEVER (yet) solicited money from me....his income was listed as $100K-$149K on his profile. He showers me with wonderful words, and although we were to meet ahead of him leaving for Belgium, that did not occur. I am currently supposed to pick up him and his daughter from the airport on their return to NV (date not yet determined...but it should be less than 2 weeks). I've heard 'her' voice in the background; have heard him speak to her. I've heard his 'mother' also in the background when we were on the phone talking. His cell phone is based in Ghana and is 233 271058621.

I did get one strange email from him where he had addressed me as Nancy (which isn't my name)...and the email was responding to one I sent him after we had established a rapport, but his sounded like something he'd said to me when I first wrote him on personals responding to his 3 questions (again like a cut/paste resply). When I asked him who Nancy was, he text messaged me on my cell phone that he was so sorry, 'Nancy was his dead ex-wife’s name' and he had made a big mistake. He then called me a while later, sounding like he was crying as we talked, again very appologetic. They were supposedly married 25 yrs. prior to her accidental death.

According to his story to me, his wife was killed in a car accident in Belgium 9 yrs. ago by a drunk driver. He's asked about my living situation whether I rent or own, the kind of car I drive and how far...even my yearly salary. All those questions I've answered...although I thought them to be strange I have since got him to explain the 'why' to those questions...answers 'seem' plausible. He related his fear of losing me and always wanting me to be safe. I am in the process of a divorce d/t a horrible accident to my husband almost 3 yrs. ago which has left him severely brain injured, and a bankruptcy also. This man is fully aware of that...he explains how much he cares for me (remember we've only spoken via YM and phone)....wants someone in his life who wants the to give and receive...that sort of thing. I have related to him that I find it very hard to understand how he can form such feelings for me without ever meeting me. I've also 'called' him on the cut and paste thing...told him I wanted is own words...he's responded positively but does go back to the cut and paste thing occasionally in the midst of our YM converstaions or in an email. The hours we talk on YM are not strange...So either he's living here or he's on the computer VERY early in the morning in the foreign country...Belgium being 9 hrs. ahead and Ghana 8 hrs. ahead and we're usually on the computer by 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.

I've done/tried to do a lot of research for his name/yahoo ID etc. and have not seen anything mentioning him being involved in a date scam. No photos of him on reported scammer’s sites. Not sure if he's the 'real deal' or another scammer in the preliminary stages of a scam!! I don't know if you can give me any more information on him/or guidance on this situation since he's no longer on the YM Personals dating site... at least not the profile I saw and responded to. He doesn't totally match the 'typical' date scammer, but I sure don't want to make a huge mistake here either....please advise me of anything you may learn or know of him if that is possible.
P.S. I have saved copies of all our YM converstions

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2009-02-21, 23:19:01
anonymous from Comstock Park, United States  
OMG he contacted me and we chatted for 6 days. He said he was leaving in the morning to go to Africia. He tried to get me to give him $20.00, and I did not. Ladies watch out his is on Yahoo Personals.
2009-02-22, 20:03:23
anonymous from United States  
David Neff is now on Yahoo under the name of Davidn a male from Cleveland.
I also got the nice Introduction letter about my profile and I have photos as well

2009-02-22, 20:04:18
anonymous from United States  

2009-02-22, 20:04:47
anonymous from United States  

2009-02-22, 20:05:19
anonymous from United States  

2009-02-24, 19:50:09
this scumbag got me too. I was suspicious when he started asking me for money for his daughters kidney operation right after he told me he was coming back to the states. I was scammed by the dead wife, sick mother, now sick daughter and his need for a computer and iPod for his daughter because he forgot it in the US. I met him on and reported him, also. What a dirtbag. He gave me an address of 500 Cambridge Blvd, SE, Grand Rapids, MI. I don't have a clue if its real....Anyway, BEWARE......
2009-02-28, 00:05:37
anonymous from United States  
Well, I am soooo glad I made the first posting of this a--h---. I see that he's still out there 'working' for his money...yeah, right! Glad to see everyone is getting smart about scammers like him. Too bad that the guy in these photos is a victim too, along with the daughter.

I haven't rejoined or yahoo personals because of the incident. Am definately smarter and happier now that I have got the word on this guy 'out there' for every one to see.

And as I have said before, stay strong, stay smart and always check out your 'date'. You can look up addresses with the County Recorders office.

Hello to Nancy...wherever you are.
2009-02-28, 13:16:58
David Neff cotacted me through Yahoo personals and one of the pictures posted above is the one he used for his profile. He is the same jerk that has been IMing me for a couple of weeks now. I pressured him in to meeting me and we talked about getting together today but..........his mother is in the hospital in Belgium! He had purchased tickets and supposedly he and his daughter were leaving yesterday morning for Belgium. He told me he had planned a business trip before his mother got sick and was going to be in Accua (not sure of spelling, but it is the capital of Ghana) for the next four weeks. He asked me when my birthday was and I told him (DUH!) and it is actually coming right up and then, guess what? He's going to be the same age as me the day before my birthday! He asked if I wanted to 'talk' with Miriam, his daughter, when we were IMing. I said sure because by this time a lot of stuff was not adding up. She told me that her dad was falling in love with me. She's supposedly 17 and just came back to the US from Belgium. David told me that his father was American and Mother Belgien.

I live in Grand Rapids MI and went by the house on Cambridge SE. It's a beautiful house and on the owner is listed as 'David A. Neff' with a lot of people living there.

He was pressuring me for my home address because he wanted to send me something for my birthday. I wouldn't give it to him and instead gave him my work address. I hope he loses it.

I did talk with him on the phone a few times. It is a NV area code number. Whoever he is had a very thick accent and difficult to understand.

I will try to post the pictures he sent me. He said his daughter is 17 y.o. and is not in school. He also sent me a picture of 'Jack' the dog. When I asked him who was going to take care of Jack while he was gone, he said he had 'a house helper'.

I was telling a friend about this too good to be true guy at lunch today and see suggested I google him and look-----here he is!

I just hope I don't get anything from him at my work address.

I never knew this website existed. THANK YOU EVERYONE for saving me much heartache.

2009-02-28, 13:17:54

2009-02-28, 13:19:29
anonymous from United States  

2009-02-28, 13:20:02
anonymous from United States  

2009-03-01, 17:41:40
anonymous from United States  
Nancy was ttrying to scama me.....i meet her on match and
2009-03-01, 17:47:58
anonymous from United States  
yes i know him he is really scamer...did you scam you nancy?
2009-03-02, 08:54:17
anonymous from United States  
I was contacted by a sweet-talking civil engineer named Dylan Wyatt, supposedly from Denver. His messages started right out talking about love and how wonderful I am, etc. We were IMing and I asked him if he was traveling and he logged off immediately. When I googled him I was directed here. He is supposedly divorced, was born in Italy and adopted and came to states when he was 10. His messages and broken speech made me think of someone I talked with for quite some time, Taylor Hickman. Taylor is also Italian. I believe they are the same person. Taylor says he is an art dealer from outside Dallas who is in Nigeria on business and his money was confiscated by the government and he needed money wired it to his 'cousin' Victoria in Modesto, CA immediately. I have spoken with both Taylor and Victoria on the phone. PLEASE LADIES, STAY AWAY FROM THESE MEN
2009-03-02, 20:47:53   (updated: 2009-03-02, 20:49:08)
anonymous from United States  
Don't know who these photos are supposed to be of, but not the 'David Neff' that's been on various sites, nor of his supposed daughter.

I've read your postings...his story varies some, but this guy also was 'falling in love with me' too (I'm one of the ones in Nevada)...weird for someone who has never met me and only chatted with IM or by phone. It's ACCRA...that's like one of the main hubs for internet cafes and where a lot of these scammers work from. DON'T BELIEVE HIM FOR A MOMENT. He can't spell worth beans, something you'd thing an 'executive' could do...!

Go to for more information on these scammers. You'll see a trend they all follow. Don't get fooled...they're all liars and users.
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