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Name: William Anderson
Other Comments: I am reporting a Nigerian scammer called William Anderson, but he goes by many names/faces. I met him on match.com. His profile has been removed from the (He said he removed it b/c I was the one.) I got suspicious on the second chat. He wrote this:
'in my dreams, I saw you on the pier. The wind was blowing through your hair, and your eyes held the fading sunlight. I was speechless as I watched you leaning against the rail. You are beautiful, I thought as I saw you, a vision that I could never find in anyone else. I slowly began to walk toward you, and when you finally turned to me, I noticed that others had been watching you as well. 'Do you know her?' they asked me in jealous whispers, and as you smiled at me I simply answered with the truth, 'Better than I know myself'
I googled the words and found this talking all about the scam. His story is similar to the ones on this site: In Nigeria working, but is from N.C. Caught ex-wife cheating on him. Has a 7 year old daughter. Will return to the U.S. in 3 weeks. He was born in Australia and both parents died in a car wreck. He never scammed me b/c i checked him out after the 2nd chat. I was lucky - I trusted my gut. Thank you.
Had the same thing sent to me in a email from a Dave Robinson from Tampa, Florida.. Just what I was afraid of.. I was afraid he wasnt real.. Guess now I know.. I googled his name and email address.. nothing showed up.. I wouldnt have known for sure if I hadnt read exactly what he sent to me on this page..
anonymous from United States
Beware of the following email and person claiming to live in Florida but working in Africa......single dad of a 5year old girl....
2347034303972- phone number to 'hotel'
everything written that sounded like poetry, when googled comes up as someone else's profile or wikipedia......
sounded to good to be true and it was....
instant messaged until I said, 'you sound too good to be true, you aren't going to ask for me for money or anything, LOL' He immediately signed out.....
I too have been scanned by William Anderson,he claims to have a daughter named lisa in the uk who is staying with her grandmother,he promised we were going to be together but just when he was about to fly in he got stuck in Nigeria with malaria and all his funds are wrapped up with politics,he has a friend felix who conveniently tells you things William doesn't want you to know because he would never ask you for money because hes rich,stay away from this guy and run run run in fact never send money over seas ever!
anonymous from United States
I have been talking to William off and on over 2 years. The poetry...the stories of his dtr 'Dale' are the same. He was supposed to come home..wanted me to pick him up in Jacksonvillle. Sent itinerary too. Then didnt hear anything. Initially wanted money and then to change out money. Said he was an Agricultural scientist in Africa. Kept asking for new pic and only got the 'model' shots. I kept telling him my gut instinct tells me your not who u say u are. Ladies...if it sounds too good to be true....it probably is!! Now he keeps calling from the phone number listed as the hotel number. Ive talked to him on the phone many times. What a jerk!!
anonymous from Australia
i TOO HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY WILLIAM ANDERSON, SENT ME A PIC OF AN AUSTRALIAN ACTOR. AFTER A FEW E-MAILS HE WANTED MONEY FOR HIS SON WHO WAS ON A SCHOOL EXCURSION IN EUROPE & TOOK ILL. HE HAD TO BE FLOWN BACK TO THE STATES & OF COURSE THE SAME OLD STORY ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO USE HIS CREDIT CARD IN AFRICA, HE HAD EXCEEDED HIS LIMIT..IF YOU EXCEED YOUR NUMBER OF WITHDRAWALS PER MONTH, YOU CAN STILL WITHDRAW & THEY CHARGE YOU 75cents FOR THE TRANSACTION SO DON'T FALL FOR THAT ONE. I WAS GIVEN A 3 DAY FREE TRIAL PERIOD ON THE SITE WAYN...FULL OF SCAMMERS, I THINK EVERYONE FROM NIGERIA IS ON THAT SITE. THEY QUICKLY REMOVE THEIR PROFILE ONCE THEY THINK THEY HAVE YOU HOOKED. IT WAS RATHER FUN SCAM BAITING THESE IDIOTS, UNTIL I HAD ENOUGH. I THEN CLOSED MY E-MAIL ACCOUNT SO I WOULDN'T HEAR FROM ANY OF THEM AGAIN...
OUR SCHOOL EXCURSIONS WERE MORE LIKE A TRIP TO THE ZOO !!! NOWADAYS THEY SEEM TO BE JET SETTER'S. HAS ANYONE HEARD OF A SCHOOL EXCURSION WHERE STUDENTS FLY HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD ????????? THIS WAS QUITE NEW TO ME..
[hidden] from Czech Republic
Hello, I saw this scammer on camera , once, it was exactly him, his photo just older. He made up story that you would never be suspicious, he never said he is stuck in Africa or he need money. He was so romantic and he said he has seven year old daughter named Lisa, he found his wife cheating on him. He is serious in finding woman he will ove and cherish and bla bla. He even TALKED with my own daughter, can you imagine. He did talk on the phone with her and my friend who is fluent in English, none of us was suspicious.
I exchanged emails for half a year. He went on camera once, always had some excuse. Then he said he will come and send me reservation for ticket, of course then story pup up , like he made mistake at work and must pay money or he will lose job. But by than I knew already who he is, because he send some emails with others women names and also he made some mistakes and I knew, so I just played a long.
He is not so bright pr smart just very very bold and rude. So please girls be aware of this terrible man, I would use other words but since this site is unbelievable helpful I do not want to use abusive language.
He thinks he is smart but he is just bold and once you confront him he turns off messenger or phone. He is funny. He is using such a excuses and stories I wonder really if it is worth it, but I am worry it is because many women fall for him I am sure. Pity really pity and I wish they would be picked up by FBI or someone because this is really truly disgusting because some woman really can fall in love and do something to her self................
anonymous from Brazil
I got a bunch of emails from William Anderson, he says he is 52, he lives in Manteno- IL, has a daughter named Lisa, 15 years old, he works with shipping and he got a contract to Nigeria and now he's there. Yes, he is very very rude. He never asked for money, but he sends the very romantic msgs. He never can go to a web cam, he says I need to be patient and wait for him, because he loves me bla bla bla bla.
I know I didn't exactly explain the nature of my contract to you and I think you deserve to know, because you have been a bigger part of my life even if I don't tell you that everyday. I will be gone for 2 months, because it will take about 3 weeks to sail to Republic of Benin, with, after which it will take about 7 days for custom officers there to clear our ship, check things we brought into their country, before we get to port of Lagos Nigeria, which is our final termination point. We will be carrying cargo ship loaded with 120 containers, 40 foot each. each container, contains 5 cars. The cost of Shipping a 40ft container from, New-mark Port New Jersey is $,6000 and I will be shipping 120 containers, that is about 720,00 dollars babe if I pay the crew members, deduct expenses, catering on board, first aid, gasoline, I will still have a whooping sum of profit to start a new life babe, so think about it.
I am ready for that life I have always wanted. I am ready for a family, for a home, for kids around, pets cats, Dogs, Go fishing, Hiking, get dirty make passionate love see some of our crazy movies together like Sleeping Beauty and Miss Congeniality. This is a big opportunity for me to stand up financially, I have never in my life gotten close to something as big as this, after this trip honey we could Go on a fun vacation and bring back the kind of memories, Go to a Renaissance Fair. I have probably written a short book ...lol I should get going, cos I got big smiles on my face as I am writing this email to you, I know you will be worried that we might not get the time to communicate, well honey I will be on board for about 6 weeks, and I just got words that we could use satellite network on the Ship, so I will be able to send emails and call you sometimes if the weather on the sea is favorable. I have never been to Africa, but from our studies for the past few days, there is normally high tide and short current waves, I can deal with that, Australian waters are more deadly and I have been on it before, so this will not be any different, provided I am been paid for it. Its my personal contract honey, so that makes me the over all boss, everyone on the Ship will answer directly to me, so I will get access to every facility on board, and there is always satellite network on Ships. so I can get internet and make phone calls as well, so don't worry about it my love, I have really given it a serious thought, and before you know it 7-8 weeks I will be home and planning a relaxing vacation, because I must have been paid then for a job well done. I might resign and relocate, start afresh, like a freshman year in college....I need your prayers, support and love on this ... you bring out the best in me with your encouragement and inspirational messages and I cannot do this without you. I hope we can
chat later then, I will tell you how the final evaluation went at the
office. I love you sweetheart, and I will always do,'
Miss Marple from United States
Thank you ,please post the other mails the scammer has sent you as there are people looking for information and can find the letters posted here.It will help other scam victims too in their scam researches.
anonymous from Brazil
Last night, as I lay down in my bed, you are in my mind. This morning, as I open my eyes, you’re the first thing that comes to my mind. So here I am greeting you, have a good morning, babe. Sharing smiles with someone you love is a great way to start a day, I know you have those lovely and attractive smiles on your face as you are reading my email. I want to be the reason why you smile every morning, I want to be the reason for the happiness in your heart, the spring in your step and the song on your lips. Your pretty face keeps plays on my mind all night long. All I wait for is for sun rays and the break of dawn. I can't stop thinking about you my darling. I will run over to hug you and wish you Good Morning.
When I look at your pictures and see those beautiful eyes your pretty smile, my heart melts. You are the most beautiful woman in the world, but your best feature is your kind, caring, and understanding heart. I really appreciate all the effort you have invested in this relationship, and you should know that I cherish and respect you so much. What I appreciate most is your thoughtfulness and your caring heart. Just thinking about you brings joy in my heart. I feel as though I'm the most blessed guy in the world because God put a wonderful woman like you in my life. I want you to know that I love you very much. Sweetheart, thank you for being a part of my life and being there and loving me so much. The joy I have in my heart is a joy that will never come to an end!
Another email from William Anderson email@example.com
anonymous from Czech Republic
A morning thought, a morning prayer, a morning wish for a good person who makes a good morning for other peoples' lives. May God bless you always, and Iveta, I am not angry about yesterday, I forgive you and I want you to know that there is nothing you can do to me that will make me angry and get mad at you.
I am a caring, understanding, and patient person, if I love, I love with my life, my heart and my soul, you are the only woman I think of and I want you to know that everyday of your life. Nicole is my daughter and Jacob is my Son. I know it will take some time for them to acknowledge the fact, but someday they will understand that I am really in love with their mother and I will do anything to make her happy always. I love you Iveta and I miss you so much. When you meet someone special, you will know, your heart will beat more rapidly and you will smile for no reason. I am smiling right now..Last night I realized, that my favorite place in all the world is next to you. Last night Iveta I realized, that you are one of the best things that ever happened to me. I hate missing you at night. I wish you were here when I woke up...Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will. Last night I dreamed of you, but now that the morning is here I want you for real. I would like to kiss you good morning. I love it when you appear in my dreams...I LOVE YOU how else do you want me to say it?
Also adding email to all women know what kind of man this is disgusting email since William Anderson
anonymous from Brazil
Beautiful picture babe. Its 8:13 am here Saturday, and so far everything is going alright, we are happy, getting closer to Africa, and we have started seeing, Navy officers patrolling the water ways with their speed boat, so my darling I woke up this morning with my heart full of praises and thanksgiving, because God has made me happy, fulfilled my dreams, gave me an awesome job and the most beautiful, sweet and understanding woman that I have ever seen. even if you don't hear from me everyday, never forget that you are one in a million, and nothing will ever change the way I feel about you. Once I am able to get a mobile network connection, I will give you a call first thing because I want to hear your sweet voice, I want to hear you laugh, and I want to be able to pray with you on the phone. God has been great and faithful to me.
I was passing through a hard time with my job, and I couldn't tell anyone about it. I was acting stupid, you stood by me, and now its my turn to tell you that I will always stand by you through thick and thin, I will always keep your palace safe in my heart and I look forward to the day that I will make you my wife and be able to meet your family. Do you know how it feels to wake up in the morning knowing that the beautiful dream you had is not just a dream but a reality? I dream about you, and here I am awake and writing you a message. I feel very excited that you will read this email and also reply me. I want to say I love you with every breath and strength in my soul, you are special to me, you are my source of joy, and strength, no one makes me feel the way you make me feel and I cherish every moment we spend together, be a good girl for me always and lets try to keep our relationship on the altar of God because with God we can excel and do all things. The bible says Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me, I know you are familiar with that verse, well its the truth, God has given us his word to act on, feed on and dwell on, we can do all things with this relationship and make a wonderful couple and family, if we commit this relationship into God's hand everyday. I love you sweetheart and I will be hoping to hear from you soon.
I believe I am being scammed by this guy right now. Says his name is William Anderson and that he is in Malaysia with his 7 year old daughter. Asked me to join him at an event on Decmeber 6th because him and his daughter will not be back until the fifth. I recieved a check from him in the amount of $2,765 and a badly typed note from his 'secretary' Barry Peterson. Looks authentic but as soon as I saw the letter I knew it was a scam.
anonymous from United States
Mr Anderson you have scammed my wife you have threatened her you stolen all her money your a scumbag you think you are very smart and sly let me tell you one little thing you have forgotten my wife has a husband who is 6ft 4in 350 I'm into weightlifting and deeply into martial arts you can pray on innocent woman but you chose to pick on the wrong woman my wife works hard and so do Iyou scam off of peoples hard earned money you may be smiling now but vvery soon I guarantee you will no longer be smiling I encourage to leave my wife alone if do not heed my warning very bad things can happen to bad people like yourself I would live to meet up with you and if I do even GOD himself will not save you
I'm not sure if the person trying to scam on PoF is William Anderson or not but there's a guy using one pic that started this thread 3 years ago. The profile pics were suspicious as they were clearly not the same person in all pics. So I did a Google image search and found reference to marketing advertising images from Europe and then the pic associated with this blog post.
I was contacted by someone calling himself Hulbert, he provided a phone number (5092668279) for me to contact him. The profile and his message to me were clearly not from a native English speaker which made me search the images then I found this blog and knew it was a scammer. This story now is he has a son, John, and he's a widower. I've reported him to PoF as a scammer and provided all details I have. Just warning that William may be up to his old tricks. Or it's a new guy using the same pic. Stay safe, stay skeptical ladies!