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2006-09-12, 08:28:28
anonymous from United States  
This guy is a real loser!! He lied and told me that someone broke into his house, and stole all of his things! He also, said that he entertains children late through the night! Interesting...what type of person is this?? He said that his mother was living in the church, because he had his PG & E turned off, but he was able to send me flowers! Then he started begging for money! What a creep!
2006-09-12, 09:06:26
anonymous from United States  
Date: SEPTEMBER 12th, 2006

I got this new message, today. I said, ' OBVIOUSLY, THAT IS JOEL OR KELVIN. ' I AM NOT STUPID. I DIDN'T RESPOND HIM BACK. HE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT HIS PARENT'S STORY. I JUST LOOK A DIFFERENT NAME AND DIFFERENT E-MAIL ADDRESS. HE THINKS I AM GOING TO HELP HIM. NOW I DON'T NEED HELP HIM ANYTHINGS. I AM NOT DUMB WOMAN. TOO BAD TO HIM. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT ON A NEW NAME, ' PAUL SOMBA'
AND NEW EMAIL ADDRESS, ' SOMBAPAUL1@YAHOO.COM'

PLEASE If You get a new message from Joel, kelvin or etc. PLEASE JUST DELETE any new message from Joel, kelvin or etc. DON'T BELIEVE HIM As NEVer!

-----Original Message-----
From: PAUL SOMBA <sombapaul1@yahoo.com>
To: sombapaul1@yahoo.com
Subject: HELP AS YOUR CHILD
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 05:01:22 -0700 (PDT)

PAUL SOMBA.
ABIDJAN COTE D' IVOIRE.
TELL+225

PERMIT ME TO INFORM YOU OF MY DESIRE OF GOING INTO
BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. I GOT YOUR NAME AND
CONTACT FROM THE IVOIRIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND
INDUSTRY. I PRAYED OVER IT AND SELECTED YOUR NAME
AMOUNG OTHER NAMES DUE TO IT'S ESTEEMING NATURE AND
THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN TO ME AS A REPUTABLE AND
TRUSWORTHY PERSON I CAN DO BUSINESS WITH AND BY THEIR
RECOMMENDATIONS I MUST NOT HESISTATE TO CONFIDE IN YOU
FOR THIS URGENT BUSINESS.

I AM PAUL SOMBA, THE ONLY CHILD OF LATE MR AND MRS.EDMOND
SOMBA , MY FATHER WAS A VERY WEALTHY COCOA MERCHANT BASED
IN ABIDJAN, THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST BEFORE HE
WAS POISONED TO DEATH BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES ON ONE OF
THEIR OUTING TO DISCUSS A BUSINESS.

WHEN MY MOTHER DIED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 1984, MY
FATHER TOOK ME SO SPECIAL BECAUSE I AM MOTHERLESS,
BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER ON 29TH JUNE 2003 IN A
PRIVATE HOSPITAL HERE IN ABIDJAN. HE SECRETLY CALLED
ME ON HIS BEDSIDE AND TOLD ME THAT HE HAS A SUM OF
US$11.500,000 (ELEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
UNITED STATES DOLLARS) LEFT IN A SUSPENCE ACCOUNT IN A
LOCAL BANK IN SPAIN , THAT HE USED MY NAME AS
HIS ONLY SON FOR THE NEXT OF KIN IN DEPOSIT OF
THE FUND. HE ALSO EXPLAINED TO ME THAT IT WAS BECAUSE
OF THIS WEALTH THAT HE WAS POISONED BY HIS BUSINESS
ASSOCIATES. THAT I SHOULD SEEK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER
IN A COUNTRY OF MY CHOICE WHERE I WILL TRANSFER THIS
MONEY AND USE IT FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE WITH REST OF
OUR FAMILY, (SUCH AS REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT).

DEAR, I AM HONOURABLY SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE
FOLLOWING WAYS. (1. TO PROVIDE A BANK ACCOUNT WHERE
THIS MONEY WOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO.2)TO SERVE AS
THE GUARDIAN OF THIS FUND BECAUSE OF MY LOW EXPERIENCE
IN THE BUSINESS WORLD AND IN OTHER NOT TO LOSE THIS
MONEY? COUPLED WITH MY AGE. I AM 24 YEARS OLD.3)TO
MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR ME TO COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY
AFTER THE MONEY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED.

HOWEVER, SIR, I HAVE ACCEPTED TO OFFER YOU 10% OF THE
TOTAL SUM AS COMPENSATION FOR YOUR EFFORT/INPUT AFTER
THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY TO YOUR
ACCOUNT OVERSEAS.

FURTHERMORE, YOU CAN INDICATE YOUR OPTION TOWARDS
ASSISTING ME AS I BELIEVE THAT THIS TRANSACTION WOULD
BE CONCLUDED WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS YOU SIGNIFY YOUR
INTEREST TO ASSIST ME.

ANTICAIPTING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS

PAUL SOMBA.

--------------------
2006-09-12, 13:50:35
anonymous from United States  
I've read all the comments & I've written comments myself... The stories may vary but the outcome is still the same... people getting scammed thinking they are GETTING SOMETHING FOR NOTHING!!! I whole-heartedly agree with many of the comments here..Women & (men) should wise up..We should not judge one another..& We women should stick together & help one another out!! But let's GET REAL here...You & I both know how catty/bitchy women can be!! How many times have you gone to the mall, store or even church & had women stare you up & down for no good reason?! Or maybe you spoke to a woman/boyfriend or spouse only to have the male speak & the female go into 'attack mode' & gawk at you like you wanted her man?! How many times have you tried to tell a friend/associate something about a man she liked, only to have her ACCUSE you of secretly wanting him yourself?! My point is that MOST(not all) women DO NOT adhere sound advice when you try to enlighten them about men..Many of us are insecure ourselves which is why we can't receive anything from other women..especially if the other woman is attractive/intelligent.. Granted there are women out there who target other folks/friends men & seduce them..I'm not negating that fact!! Someone even commented on this site that she tried to tell her friend she was being scammed but her friend doesn't believe her!? How sick is that?? All the solutions offered here can & will help..BUT there is always going to be some that are going to be scammed no matter what...Even with all of the testimonies here SOME women truly believe that it can't happen to them because they are smarter & finer than the next... God created women the same physically even though we come in different sizes, shapes & color..ALL females have the same 'parts'..I teach my daughter to never underestimate or over look another girl..The only difference between us & another women is what's between our EARS NOT what's between our LEGS!! Some of us use our brain/common sense while others try to appeal to men with their bodies & end up used!
Thank you all for your comments..
God Bless
2006-09-12, 14:49:31
anonymous from United States  
I think it is a GREAT idea to report this to DATELINE or some News Program!!! Even if the person in the pictures is not JOEL, KELVIN OR WHATEVER. Why isn't he coming forth?? If he's a professional model; this could certainly ruin his reputation & profession!! HE of all people should want to CLEAR his name!!! Just think if someone/group used your picture as part of a scam..Wouldn't you want your name cleared??!! I CERTAINLY WOULD!! If nothing else he SHOULD have the opporturnity to say THIS IS NOT ME!! I AM A REAL PERSON; NOT A SCAMMER!! Having your picture & name in the national spot light blasting worlwide would certainly clear any mis-information or defamation of character associated with your name...don't you think???

2006-09-12, 19:42:24
anonymous from United States  
I agree...What if the model is working with the Nigerian scam ?? Let's think about this for a moment, what if the model is getting a cut of this action??? Heck, he could be the CEO, of all this drama!! How could these low-life get all these pictures on one person??? How many pictures do you have of yourself??? Also, please be adivsed that this guy also says that someone stole his pictures, and he is trying to protect himeself! Please be careful!! He also, trys to pretend like he is religious, he is going straight to hell! I told him that! He does not have a heart or a soul, and there are many of them in Nigeria!!
2006-09-12, 19:47:55
anonymous from United States  
Loser Blog on myspace!!!!
Kelvin is in your extended network


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Kelvin's Blurbs
About me:
Here are a few things I AM NOT: I am not your ex-boyfriend. I am not 'All Guys'. I am not the type of guy that builds himself up by knocking others down. I am not my Father or my Mother. I am the best of both. I am not the man your mother warned you about. I am not the Muscle guy at the gym, I am deeper than that. I am not the guy with the shiny shirt at the club, I am smarter and more original than that. i am caring, loving and GOD FEARING. If you want a man that knows how to treat a woman and respect her then read on.i am a recording artist and i work in the studio i believe we are all living out our own soundtrtacksI AM a romantic guy, the guy that makes everyone laugh, the guy you CAN introduce to your parents. I love the idea of loving someone and giving them all that I have to give. I am the guy that can make you feel like you are the only woman in the room.
Who I'd like to meet:
Men with great achievements are respected not for the things they realy do but for the choices they make .i have decide to be a simple ,loving and impacting person who apart from the achievements of great feet i have planned to have also plan to have a very loving wife and family ..for this is the secret to happiness in life....As life is better reffered as a juxtapositioning of different things ..or say and incoherent cohession of mumble jumble so is my life a mixture of different things,skills,potentials and styles but one thing that unifies all this is the manner by which i express this indept characteristics and that is with a touch of simplicity,love for my fellow men,a mind of philantropy,credence to the Lord God and finally with great love for my loved one...

2006-09-13, 08:20:24
anonymous from United States  
Okay..Doesn't the post before me sound like a letter from someone who is LOCKED UP??!! You know Prison men write the best love letters & poetry & they also 'mysteriously' find God..that is until they are released!!! What else do they do with their time but try to beat the system...Before ANYONE OBJECTS..I know that there are many men in prison for crimes they DID NOT commit & many have truly have been REFORMED...I'm not talking about that small percentage..I have family members on both sides..some shouldn't be incarcerated & others NEVER need to see freedom again..
C'mon..after reading the first line couple of lines..I'm like okay cut thru the chase...WHAT DO YOU WANT?? It is obvious the person(s) writing this letter copied it from something he(they) heard or read from some other source..
I too agree I think the person in the pictures is part of the scam..When I first saw the pictures of him..I immediately thought they looked 'staged' ..not natrual .. He asked me if I had a web cam..I told him NO so fast!! That's not something you DO NOT ask someone you have never met before!! As I have reported before in my posts..I'm VERY CAUTIOUS!! especially if someone starts confessing LOVE when they don' know me.. Be careful what you ask for!! The scammer stated he wants a God Fearing Woman..A real God Fearing woman DOES NOT get carried away by mere Words & if we are ever in doubt..we know how to consult our Father & see what he has to say about Love & his definition of LOVE is not asking women(men) for money for ill gain... GRANTED I am aware that everyone doesn't have a relationship with their creator...even so..he still gave us all 'COMMON SENSE' Common Sense requires no reading or instructions..it's just there FREE to all who need it REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN..How GREAT is that!!
God Bless
2006-09-13, 09:52:19
anonymous from United States  
This guy isn't in prision, because I spoke to one of them on the phone! They are in Nigeria! This guy is just a straight hustler! If you talk to him again, tell him that you just got a webcam, and for him to go first on hooking up his picture, then we can see who they are! I was told that they are some dark-skin, little high-school Nigerian boys! Please advice!!!
2006-09-13, 12:23:25
anonymous from United States  
Okay..I was just making a comparison between the letters they are writing..The letters sound like some letters written by men who are incarcerated..I'm sure they ARE NOT incarcerated!!..The last time I checked; inmates weren't allowed to go to Western Union to pick up money from women!! Also I HAVE NEVER TALKED to him(them) on the phone because AIN'T NO WAY IN HELL I WOULD CALL SOME Ni**as INTERNATIONALLY!!! We only communicated via Yahoo Messenger a couple of times because it didn't take me long to smell a RAT!!! I'm NOT turned on by some wanna be, bi-sexual looking, light skinned punk or Black Nigeria anything!!! My skin is light as well but that don't MAKE ME!! They definitely mis-read my profile..My God given common sense wouldn't let me waste my money calling someone in another country!! Besides as I've stated numerous times before: Real Men Seek to Add to your Life, Not TAKE From It!!
God Bless
2006-09-13, 21:52:17
anonymous from United States  
That is great that you have common sense, but sometimes your common sense is over-ruled by your loneliness! They are some us out there that can afford to call places internationally, because we have the pot and the window! God Bless you my sista! But, let's spread the word about this loser! Some women marry losers who quit their jobs, and want to stay home!! Love is Blind!! We need to expose him!!
2006-09-13, 21:53:45
anonymous from United States  
Those of you that have sent this bastard money western union, you can report him! You will not get your money back, but they can start a file on him! Please do this!!!
2006-09-14, 07:45:58
anonymous from United States  
Sista PLEASE BELIEVE..I too have the pot & the window BUT I CHOOSE NOT TO CALL A MAN WHO SAYS HE IS SEARCHING...Key word being...HE..If I initiated the search; THEN I WOULDN'T HESISTATE TO CALL A POTENTIAL SUITOR INTERNATIONALLY OR OTHERWISE..AFTER I HAD DONE MY RESEARCH!!.....I'm sorry that you are LONELY BUT PLEASE DON'T GET IT TWISTED..EVERYONE gets lonely sometimes...even married people BUT I HAVE THE COMMON SENSE TO KNOW THAT LONELINESS CANNOT BE CURED BY CALLING A MAN I'VE NEVER MET BASED ON WORDS!! If women LOVED & VALUED themselves more than CHASING A MAN..we would not have to spread the word about this LOSER!!We could share the other 'Good News'...We have the power of CHOICE...IF LOVE IS BLIND what does that say about our choice of men?? Maybe common sense is not so common..apparently everyone does not have it; my bad!!
God Bless
2006-09-14, 09:51:14
anonymous from United States  
He looks like a FAG!!
2006-09-14, 14:32:03
anonymous from United States  
I would like apologize for the comment(s) regarding My 'Common Sense' Please forgive me for being Insensitive...I should not be attacking any woman's character or lack thereof..
I'm just really Passionate about 'Issues' we women have to deal with & it really bothers me when we don't empower ourselves...I hate being a victim...especially to some wanna be punk with a 5th grade education or less!!
His lies are SO WEAK!! Don't tell me your mom was in a 'Fatal' car accident & hanging on by a thread one day, BUT then tell me the next day she tells you(while she's conscious)..SHE LOVES ME!!
or Tell me that you're an international Recording Star LOOKING FOR A SOULMATE WHOM YOU'LL MOVE HEAVEN & EARTH FOR but yet won't pick up the phone & call & you're the one looking...
or Tell me you're talking to your mom's doctor on the phone when you just told me it was 2 a.m. in Africa...What kind of Dr. makes phone calls at 2 am??!!!
I mean all of this from one conversation on Yahoo IM...Who wouldn't be suspicious?? The first thing I did was type his name on Yahoo( I mean an international recording star would have his own web site..right?) and BAM here we are!!! All the 'hunny, baby, sweetie' didn't mean jack; he just seemed too good to be true....
Apparently he got my name from Myspace..But my profile clearly states I'm online for networking & friends ONLY....But then I noticed he didn't have any friends on his Myspace Page..why?? or his pictures looked 'staged'
That's just a few things that un nerved me!! Things just didn't add up...didn't make sense!!
I hope this helps somebody..
God bless
2006-09-14, 21:07:48
anonymous from United States  
SISTA, there is a reason why you are on this page! HOLLA!! You not on this page, because you think he is just a loser! Let's just stick to the facts! He has taken advantage of people and he needs to be dealt with! IF you think is great, then good for you! Continue communicating with him! Don't judge anyone!! That is not fair!!! Peace
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