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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...
I first meet Dean Oconnor on Big Church about March of this year.The photo of Dean Oconner is a different one to the one on my windows live messenger. He has told me his wife died about three years ago and his son Michael is in Ireland with his grandmother.He told me he is a construction engineer and his work takes him over seas sometimes. So he thought Michael be better of with his grandmother then he would be with his father as his work takes him over seas. He lives in Kingwood Texas in USA and at the moment he is in Ireland with his mother and son Michael.Michael is 10 years old. He has been asking for money for michaels medication and for his operation as he has kidney stones.Money for some food and to help him save some money for him to come out to Australia to meet me. He asked me send it to Nigeria to a person named -------------- . He is also saying to me he loves me,missing me,wants to be with me, cant wait to be here in Australia with me as a family.He wouldn't send any photoes of himself or his son , or use his webcam on msn when we were online..
He tells he goes to church every Sunday morning.
Now i know what sort of person he is. I'm hurt and disappointed with Dean Oconnor (Alan Armstrong ) what ever his proper name is.
anonymous from Australia
i can understand how you all i feel , i was in that situation and i think i got the worst,the trauma and heartbreak not so much with the scum bag but for the supposedly 'kid' that they get them involce but then you never know..its young boys oretend tobe little girl,,and i read a lot of men gets scam and thought they are women bu ti can be quite sure they are not women , they are men who protray themselve that wya and you know how african men do have squeaky voice that sound like women..its good we all talk about it and heal from it. i was like in trance and couldnt wake up to reality even though guts feeling tell me its a scam..and he would ring up and say clsoe your eyes and he will say a prayer, about angela dn stuff..i am not sure you all come across that..but when its finally over adn the reality hits the fence i felt like a zombie and the depression really hits.and i am sure no matter what name and photos they used they are the same group of person..
they started to not used pin-up type of photos, they stole photos of common people.because i have a case that the photos that the sammer used say all the high flyer thing like a pilot and engineers, etc..and as i browse i saw the same photo , he is just an ordinary guy..doing normal thing and job.
i post a profile with a pin -up photo of a man and this 'supposedly women' writes and using the sam e tactic, and wants more photos and family photos etc..if only we can get hold then , gods know aht i will do to them..!!now when i get profile or see profile of that sort that writes to me, i type a big bold letter and call them the worst name you can imagine and then i said 'MUGU MUGU'' and i will call on the Fugu to cast a spell and make your penis disappear or drop off and then i will say this email is being monitored by the FBI and you are been tracked down,,and i started to make death trait to them too..that is the only way to scare them,like watch out when you get out of your door, i have some mafia gang on you or the bikie on you andit only takes one bullet to knock him down..we got to pretend to let them know we know who they are and play on their mind. i hope we all can heal from all this talking and sharing...
anonymous from United Kingdom
He's back new name for you MARTIN BRAD, an engineer from Peterborough.
Orphaned as a child, estranged from his sister, ex wife cheated on him. Very flattering and sugary sweet, he had me initially, then he emailed me from Nigeria where he said he had to go for his work.
And luckily for me it was the standing on a pier.......know her better than i know myself
crap, which in turn led me to this website. He hasn't asked me for money yet, i'm looking forwrd to that conversation
THANK YOU, FOR THIS WEBSITE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh and new low met him on a disabled dating website!!!!!!!!
I am GLAD and THANKFUL that you thought of checking his messages out and found this WEBSITE. He sure knows how to pick his photos, this innocent guy is very handsome and naturally the SCAMMERS SCUMBAGS know how to get our attention.
Amazingly this SCAMMER is so BOLD I can still see him in my email contact list when he is online under the name of ALAN ARMSTRONG; It's been more than a year and while I am still curious the nagging pain of that experience is just a memory.
One day as I said HI through my email chat window ALAN ARMSTRONG responded in a way that tells me he does not remember me. He got my money then and today he does not remember my name and if he does, he really does not care!
Remember to the SCAMMER we are just good for the MONEY! Stay Safe
PAINFULLY AWARE OF A SCAMMER.................BUT FIGHTING BACK THE SCUMBAGS!!
anonymous from United States
kelvin mark has anybody heard from him he is stranded in Nigeria , and doesnt ask for money as i dont have to send but for days his best buddy is supposed to SEND me money , to my bank account....cashiers check was sent from his freind turned out to be a fraudulent check...
Your Kelvin Mark is a scammer and, Your fortunate not to
have gotten in trouble over the fake Cashiers Check.
Many woman have been scammed in that way before, You.
Never tell the scammer about this site no matter what, You do.
Never post, Your e mail address on this site either.
You need to wake up and realize there is no Kelvin Mark
stranded in Nigeria at all.
It is all lies to get gullible Woman to fall for their scam.
They promise the World and undying Love and are very convincing.
But the truth is that, You have been given stolen photo's, a fake name.
The scammer, Your talking to is a Young Black Man who in real life
doesn't care if, You live or die.
He calls, You a Mugu [ Big Fool ]
You may not want to hear this but, I personally do not want, You
to be hurt any worse than, You are now. I also do not want, You to
send money to a thief that is very cold hearted and will use, You
until, Your Broke and homeless.
You must learn how to spot a scammer on, Your own from now on.
You should have already known that if, Your contacted by anyone
who claims they are from America or any other Country but are in
any part of Africa and need, Your help is a scammer.
Just so, You will know better if this was a real person which it is not.
That person can go the Embassy and get all the help they need.
There is no excuse they can give for needing any money.
Only scammers ask for money.
Simply put if, Your ever contacted by anyone ever again who
is White or Black, Man or Woman if in any part of their story
there is a Nigerian, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal, Refugee Camp,
Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, All of West Africa and a few other
Countries in Africa it is 100 % certain its a scammer. NO EXCEPTIONS
Take the time to read the hundreds of reports on this site that
match, Your scam in every way.
You are being lied to and must break all contact with the scammer
now. Never allow any kind of contact to happen ever again.
Failure to stop all contact will result in your being scammed again.
If You try to confront the scammer with the truth.
The scammer already has lies to explain everything away.
Don't be a Fool. I know of many woman who do not stop all
contact with their fake Boy Friend they all eventually end up
finding out in the end that it is nothing but a scam.
When, You stop all communication with the scammer
be ready to be contacted by the very same scammer.
He has many e mail addresses to use many fake names,
plenty of stolen photo's to use.
You have given this thief a lot of, Your personal information.
Because of that alone, Your going to have difficulty getting rid
of, Him or other scammers now.
Disregaurd any threat that, He makes toward, You.
They have threatened many victims before but nothing has ever happened.
I am sorry, Your being scammed and have tried to help, You.
I pray, You listen to me and stop this insanity now.
Never again allow anyone, You do not know to have, Your personal
information. In fact, I would close, Your Bank account and open
a new one for starters. Please believe, Me when, I say your hooked
up to a scammer sitting in a Internet Cafe most likely in Lagos Nigeria.
I will attach a photo of scammers at Work in Nigeria.
notice the warning beside each one of them they are all scammers.
There are Hundreds of scammers working 24 / 7 from Nigeria alone.
Please post everything, You can about the scammer here so it helps
someone else. Photo's e mail address everything.
I know it is difficult to get over any emotional attachment even if it
was to someone who did nothing but lie and deceive, You.
I was torn up badly by, My scammer and couldn't get the stolen pictures
out of, My head for a long time.
But as, I have seen since, I began contributing on this site.
Woman seem more likely to keep in touch with their scammers
than, Men ?
I have wondered about that and just hope that, You do not fall prey
to that also.
I guess when, We are lonely even a harmful voice or contact seems
better than nothing.
Except in this case it is more dangerous than a rattle snake.
I am alone again and have just given up looking all together.
It is difficult at times but still nothing could ever make, Me
make that mistake again in, My life.
Being homeless doesn't help a guy get a date either.
I just paid off the debt that, I buried myself under.
Much quicker than, I thought possible.
Just bought a Van and new flat screen TV. LOL
I have bought a Motor Home and that is home now.
So, I can't complain considering, I had no where to live.
Being A Disabled Veteran really limits ones income.
But, My scammer didn't care about, Me or what would happen to, Me.
That is why, I work so hard to help other escape these heartless animals.
When, You finish with Wanwans links and the article, I want, You
to see then watch a video with a song that is about the scammers
it is mentioned in the article, I want, You to read.
It shows just how emotionless scammers are because to them its just a game.
No one gets hurt by their way of thinking. Its just a game to them.
They actually believe that Americans get their money back from Our
Government to cover our loss. LOL
I wish don't, You ?
But most of all they do not even have a clue about the emotional toll
on their victims lives.
Many good people have lost a lot more than money because of scammers.
So please do not give the dirt bag who scammed, You a second thought.
I will try to keep an eye open for, Your postings.
I will try to help in any way, I can.
Your very important to, Me and, I do not like to see anyone hurt.
Please watch the song, You will see what, I mean how the people
really are in Nigeria.
Please look at some of other 419 video's while, Your there also.
A favorite web site that, I enjoy visiting and seeing the real scammers
made into complete Mugus themselves www.419eater.com
I learned just today that Mugu [ Big Fools ]
May be actually spelled Maghas and means [ Gullible White Fool ]
I hope to hear from, You again soon.
Take care of, Yourself, You many here that care about, You.
The photo is of real scammers being made into Mugu on www.419eater.com
I.H.S. from Bastrop, United States
Hi, Anonymous 2009-09-16, 23:44:30.
Hope you are doing okay now. Agent 86 is correct, there are many of us here care about you. Try and remember that when you hurt.
I'm the victim of male dating scammer so I truly do know what you are going through. I know it hurts. When you miss you scammer, push aside the fake words of love and promises your scammer gave to you. Remember instead the manipulation, the relentless requests for $$$, the back-and-forth conflict within yourself because you knew something wasn't right, the complete exhaustion from 24/7 IMs, emails, etc. Look at the photos and links Wan Wan and Agent 86 have given you. Think on these things, it will help.
Hang on 2009-09-16, 23:44:30, you'll be okay in time. Take care and come here when it hurts.
Be blessed, be safe and get scammer educated!
Thank you all for your support and advice. I feel much better now, not alone and your wordsare so helpful. I will get better with time and your support. Thank you so much.
It hurts i know ,i ve been through the same thing,but i promisse it will be better..my scammer didnt take money..but he stole my heart,my soul,my thoughts,my hopes and my dreams..and thats the worst thing..
its nearly a a month since i have been hearing from my scammer..and i know he is scamming other women with different alias,and making new victims with hes smooth talking,lies,empty promisses of love that dont exist...
the strange in this thing is that i havent been able to cry..i have nothing to cry for..my shame over my self that i let this happend is so big...its hard to talk about this,because who would understand???
my help is that this site exists..that i am not alone..and YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!..
i am so well informed now about scammers in general now and especially the west-africans...internet is a fantastic thing how you can collect information and being informed..and moore we speak out and let us be heard...the harder it will be for the scammers...
Knowledge is power!!! and the the scammers will be the big MUGU them selves in the end..i promisse...
and my scammer talked endlessly about GOD..and the love that god gives us..but i dont think that GOD support this at all what he is up to..and GOD will not help when the day of justice comes..
So bee informed and dont be ashamed of this thing...because WE ARE ABLE TO LOVE...the scammers are not..and who wants to live without LOVE...??? take care of youre self..youre day will come to the better i know..HUGHES to everyone here on this site who cares and fightes .....Miss Marple....
anonymous from Canada
Dear Miss Marple - I just want to tell you - yes you are not alone - I lost my heart too and money on top of it, but I discovered after a month, when he got greedy, that he was a scammer, nowhere to be found. Iposted him on this site and I am going to post him on all other sites I can find. I feel sorry for the guy who's pictures he stole.
One of my friends is worth off: She collected 50 long love-letters, gave this guy her heart and soul and in my opinion he is a scammer, but she is not convinced yet, because he has not asked for money yet!
You keep your faith and one of these days all these scammers will get what they have coming to them.
...An other victim....
Miss,Marple from Sweden
To anonymous in Canada...
Thanks for the comments!!
Tell this friend of yours to stop contacting the scammer!!As I understood the scammers can write letters of love for an long time before they starts to ask for money...for me it was about 3 weeks and the scammer got in deep troubble that i have never heard of before..they are so rich and wealthy in the beginning and suddenly they have nothing to eat..strange..hahaha....they are really stupid buisnessmen...hahaha...sorry i cant help my self laughing its just ironic thinking ,because its just so sad all of it...in the beginning i was so frustrated and angry that i couldnt eat ore sleep..i was so angry that i was ready to walk all the way to africa and search for this scammer..even if i cant catch the scammer him self..i will be here and in hope that someone else will catch this bastard who ruines peoples lifes so badly...they are just laughing at us victims...but in the end they will not laugh...because i believe in JUSTICE....Miss Marple...