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Name: David Neff
Other Comments: 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 'email@example.com'. 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 same...love 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
This is the first woman who reported David....and yes, there are remarkable similarities! I'm sure you'll find that though..even if this isn't 'David Neff'. As you could see from my earlier posting, I reported him and his profile 'disappeared'...how odd!!!! LOL!!!
I could suggest you change your cell phone number...but that's your call. I did! It was so much easier not worrying about hearing from this jerk.
I still wish we could meet/talk more than here...I know we'd have a good time laughing over this whole thing and how stupid this guy is! For now, take care...be smart and safe!
anonymous from United States
Thank you for all your kind words and I would love to talk to you and also meet you. If you can think of a way to do this I am game. Maybe we can hook up on match.com somehow. If you have any ideas please let me know. I would love to hook up with you.
anonymous from United States
I have sent up a email address for you to email me at. the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I have set the up temporality for you to be able to contact me. Once I know it is you on this email address I will not use it again. I will not respond to anyone except you so please be clear it is you and we can maybe talk or meet at that point.
ok the is Nancy again, the email address has changed and is now email@example.com. hope to hear from you soon.
Well, I am here looking for an answer to my mysterious man by the name of Dave Anderson. He Also had a wife that died in a automobile accident many years ago, who resided in Belgium, has a 18 year old daughter that lived and grew up in London. HE also says he has connections to Berlin Germany where his uncle had a jewelry business. He said he became depressed due to a bad relationship and the death of his mother in London England (indian) and uncle (in Berlin/Indian) and moved to Seattle Washington. Oddly enough he cannt speak German, and he knows nothing about Seattle. He sent me some emails with photos, it is not the same guy you have, mine is a person that is indian, English mix?, short gray hair, lat 40's? He claims to buy diamonds and tanzanite and resell to the European market for profit. he just made a deal in Paris for three new stores,then flew directly from Paris to Ghana to purchase diamonds gold tanzanite, presently he is stuck in Accra, Ghana near Big Millies in a cottage he is renting. Apparently he is STUCK there because the Ghana banks will not accept his credit cards, and he is required by the Ghana system to purchase a license to buy diamonds, $3000 he needs from me (NOT). He claims to be well off, but begs for money daily with the promise of paying me back as soon as he gets back to the states. He also wants to marry me, as soon as he can, I am the love of his life. I guess I should post one picture for you to see if you all recognize him???? I sure would like this resolved.
anonymous from United States
Don't recognize him but this reeks of being a scammer!!! BEWARE and stop all communications with him.
Remember, photos aren't of the person who is yanking your chain....!
he also uses nelson wright at date dot common and trys to get money out of you and tells you he is a chriistian has a 17 year old son and his wife died 2 years ago of cancer
[hidden] from Salem, United States
Anonymous 2009 - 07 - 16, 13:58: 42
I tried writing a response last night but the site went down.
Please understand without any doubt, Your hooked up with
a scammer and need to end it now.
Please understand that scammers use stolen photo's, fake names,
they have many e mail addresses and phone numbers.
I know, Your going to be hurt ending this now.
But please end it now before it gets much worse.
When, You end it never tell the scammer a word about how or
where, You learned, He was a scammer.
Never mention this site at all to, Him.
Never post, Your e mail address on this site because scammers
are watching this site all the time.
You should have known this was a scammer before, You ever made contact.
The fact is and can be proven is there is not one single person on line
from Ghana, Nigeria, Dakar Senegal, Refugee Camp, Gold Coast, Ivory Coast,
All of West Africa. That is nothing but 100% scammers.
It makes no difference where they say they are from at all.
There is no boy at all. Its all lies every single word.
There are no White or Black, Men or Woman on line from West Africa
that are not scammers no matter what they say.
There are thousands of scammers making between 15 and 20 Billion Dollars
a year from Americans alone.
You may never find a match of information because the scammers change
their fake names all the time and use more stolen photo's.
It is impossible that, Your not being scammed.
No man on this earth has any reason to ask a Woman for money on
line except a scammer.
Get over this low life thief, You must make a clean break and never allow, Him
to ever speak to, You ever again.
I say this because scammers even when told the truth will continue to lie.
If, You allow a single phone call or answer a single e mail after, You end it
then the scammer will never stop trying to scam, You.
I cannot stress that enough as many woman are still hooked up to their
scammer a year or longer after they learned the truth.
The Truth is the scammer can wait years to get, Your money and that is
the only thing, He wants. All the talk of Love is lies.
The very same scammer can contact, You after, You end it using
another set of stolen photo's, another fake name the works.
Blocking a scammer does not stop them.
They have, Your information and can use another of their many
e mail addresses or phone number.
Never feel sorry for someone that does not exist.
In, His eyes all, You are is a Mugu in Nigerian that means Big Fool.
Please end this scam now.
Take the time to learn about scams and scammers.
You are very vulnerable because, You did not recognize this simple one.
Come back and post everything on this scam, You have.
All the pictures and give full details in hopes of helping someone else
from being scammed.
As, I said never post, Your personal information here.
I wish, You the best and, I'm sorry for pain, You must feel.
Kindest Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//
Agent,86 from Salem, United States
Bupkus this scammer trying Harass, His victim now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If, You come here ever again, you will not be bothering Nancy.
Your through bothering, Her and will be erased any time, You
If, You want to say anything at all say it to, Me, You Coward.
I will Gladly hand, You, Your Head Idiot.
If, You had any Brains which, I am sure, You have none.
You would leave, Your victim alone.
Stay Away Fool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have been Warned.
Nancy ignore this Jerk and let, Me and, My friends here deal with, Him.
I have recently been contacted by Taylor Hickman. We have been IMing says he's an art dealer from around Dallas. his myspace address said Desoto. When I asked him where that was he said between Dallas and El paso. Well I'm in north Texas and now that El Paso is no where near Dallas. He said he was borm in Chicago and lived in Italy most of his life so he did not know this area and moved here 6 mo agoe. Said his wife and daughter were killed in an accident parents have passed away and he's an only child and has no family left other than an uncle. He said he was leaving the states today for a few weeks doing some traveling he was going to Italy, Japan than and some other place. Aparently he has developed a stomg attachment to me by these couple of days we been talking. He asked did I own my house. What did my job pay. I don't share that info so he got no answers. He says all the right things ,lots of sweet and kind words. I will post an update when I find out what he wants. The picture he sent me is of a very hansom man,dark skin ,black hair, beautiful smile. Thx to the person who posted his name prior to me. Remeber if he sounds too good to be true he is.
Agent 86 from Salem, United States
anonymous from South Africa
Bupkus this Fucking Scammer now.
This idiot is most likely working with or is Cagekopia.
Scambuster is a scammer to those who do not know better.