Dating scammer Linda Simmons aka Mary Thompson aka Linda Smith,
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Name: Linda Simmons aka Mary Thompson aka Linda Smith,
Address: NAME...PRECIUOS THOMAS
Other Comments: This is an established scammer under the aka's I have not found the new e-mail address listed, so I am submitting it. The pictures are the same, as is the story line for this new name and e-mail. She asked that money be sent to the person and address submitted above.
be careful about so called linda. she ask for money from me
anonymous from United States
She goes by Linda (Cate or Kate) Smith Anderson She will meet you on yahoo going by email@example.com she has a lawyer friend by the name of john Fredrick firstname.lastname@example.org. they both i believe to be the same person the original email she started her yahoo acount is email@example.com. She will promise you 2 million dollars but she is in Nigeria ede to be exact or lagos. She will tell you she needs so much to change her plane ticked with KLM airlines and will give you a booking code that isnt a confirmed number, so call klm first. Linda will tell you that she will need 181.00 cause she has 4 bags she knows that klm charges that for 2 extra bags. Once she recieves the money will ignore you the day she is suppose to depart Lagos then her lawyer John Fredrick will say she got into a bad car accident and she had surgery... she will contact you and say she needs money to pay her bill... she will need money for food and want money for cab rides so be careful. i want to say she has an account on badoo, facebook, yahoo instant messanger and several sites. you guys dont get suckered this one guy that did so learn from someone elses mistakes... Dont talk to anyone from Nigeria or anyone that uses Klm airlines in a dating site and always ask for a comfirmation number and confirm that is is a legit number that is paid for!
She changed her email and pics aswell. In the new pics it is black hair very cute girl to. On okcupid and 4ppl also goes by caron miller. and linda smith3 at yahoo and anything similar to that really. Tried to get money. Then tried to get me to give my CC number over. then tried to get me to give every detail of my bank info over. including my personal bank and there number and the cc number that they gave me and my personal address and my name for the account with my number to. I gave all fake info. She said she is into selling antiques she does this as a man to. type in scam 234 802 879 6469 you call anytime of the day always the same man with an accent pics up or the same women strong accent to both located in nigeria. prepaid cell probably and also has been scamming for a long time. She and or He i found out is always very persistant after first 10 mins talking online to talk on phone and get your full name. then sends alot of pics which isnt her or him. and 2 days later says if its the antique scam the hotel she owes money to and took her passport first will ask for 450 then 150 trying to get anything. I said I had nothing even though I do but I figured this to be a scam. So i gave a bogus CC number and then she replied it wasnt enough. But what she said she needed the number for in the first place was to transfer money from HER bank to it so I can send it. Ofcourse is another lie to get your info. This is a good one. I even talk to her on the phone all different times of day. always same person picks up the phone and always a wierd voice. someone that im sorry cant be hot voice. LONG TIME SCAMMER> keep posting names and likes to say antique for job. and for a man says he has a son and needs a PSP or something simlair always something costing over 250 but less then 500. Targets you. Not you sending them anything.
Listen up guys... this is an interesting read outlines Nigeria's hotbed activity and a typical scammer interview. Take heed !
Online scams create 'Yahoo! millionaires'
In Lagos, where scamming is an art, the quickest path to wealth for the cyber-generation runs through a computer screen.
(FORTUNE Magazine) - Akin is, like many things in cyberspace, an alias. In real life he's 18. He wears Adidas sneakers, a Rolex Submariner watch, and a kilo of gold around his neck. Akin, who lives in Lagos, is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs that has emerged in this city of 15 million, Nigeria's largest. His mother makes $30 a month as a cleaner, his father about the same hustling at bus stations. But Akin has made it big working long days at Internet cafes and is now the main provider for his family and legions of relatives.
Call him a 'Yahoo! millionaire.'
Akin buys things online - laptops, BlackBerries, cameras, flat-screen TVs - using stolen credit cards and aliases. He has the loot shipped via FedEx or DHL to safe houses in Europe, where it is received by friends, then shipped on to Lagos to be sold on the black market. (He figures Americans are too smart to sell a camera on eBay to a buyer with an address in Nigeria.)
Akin's main office is an Internet cafe in the Ikeja section of Lagos. He spends up to ten hours a day there, seven days a week, huddled over one of 50 computers, working his scams.
And he's not alone: The cafe is crowded most of the time with other teenagers, like Akin, working for a 'chairman' who buys the computer time and hires them to extract e-mail addresses and credit card information from the thin air of cyberspace. Akin's chairman, who is computer illiterate, gets a 60 percent cut and reserves another 20 percent to pay off law enforcement officials who come around or teachers who complain when the boys cut school. That still puts plenty of cash in Akin's pocket.
A sign at the door of the cafe reads, WE DO NOT TOLERATE SCAMS IN THIS PLACE. DO NOT USE E-MAIL EXTRACTORS OR SEND MULTIPLE MAILS OR HACK CREDIT CARDS. YOU WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE POLICE. NO 419 ACTIVITY IN THIS CAFE. The sign is a joke; 419 activity, which refers to the section of the Nigerian law dealing with obtaining things by trickery, is a national pastime. There are no coherent laws relating to internet scams, the police are mostly computer illiterate, and penalties for financial crimes are rarely enforced
'What do you want me to do?' Akin asks in pidgin English, explaining why he turned to a life of Internet crime. 'It is my God-given talent. Our politicians, they do their own; me, I'm doing my own. I feed my family - my sister, my mother, my popsie. Man must survive.'
The scams perpetrated by Akin and his comrades are many and varied: Moneygram interceptions, Western Union hijackings, check laundering, identity theft, and outright begging, with tall tales of dying relatives and large sums of money in search of safe haven. One popular online fraud often practiced by women (or boys pretending to be women) involves separating lonely men from their money.
Attempts to speak to government officials about Internet crime were futile. They all claimed ignorance of such scams; some laughed it off as Western propaganda.
Some officials, who asked not be identified, said young people are drawn to Internet crime as a way of getting back at a society that has no plans for them. Others see it as a form of reparation for the sins of the West.
Or as Akin puts it, 'White people are too gullible. They are rich, and whatever I gyp them out of is small change to them.'
anonymous from United States
Be very careful YOU MAY BE DATING HIM RIGHT NOW.
He told me his name was “JOHN GOMEZ” He said he was a British Citizen living in Kissimmee Florida. Engineer working in Nigeria finishing a road contract. He said he would comeback in two weeks.
john_gomez002(11/11/2011 8:43:46 PM) : Well I attended the college for 4 years. I studied Engineering, but I did not graduate. I left the school to begin to working in the Construction Company.
He said he was left orphan at 12, he said he has an uncle in United Kingdom; He said he have a friend name “Evan from NY” He said he has a personal assistant name “Roy Morgan.”
john_gomez002(11/11/2011 8:46:42 PM) : you know i lost my parent at age 12
john_gomez0john_gomez002(11/11/2011 8:46:50 PM) : so i had to move to UK with my uncle
john_gomez002(11/11/2011 8:47:31 PM) : OH in an Plane Crash
john_gomez002(11/11/2011 8:47:42 PM) : My dads name is micheal
john_gomez002(11/11/2011 8:48:06 PM) : And moms name is Judit
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 5:44:25 AM) : i want you to know how much i love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you in joy and happiness babe
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 5:44:43 AM) : my darling ..i love you so much babe
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 7:22:03 AM) : I dont know if you can do me a little favor
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 7:22:56 AM) : I am so stucked right now
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 7:23:10 AM) : and i need to sort out some bills tomorrow mornign honey
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 7:23:18 AM) : I dont know if you can be of a little help
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 7:23:28 AM) : and i will reinbursh you when iget back home on friday
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 7:23:44 AM) : I tried to cashmy Pay cheque here but they wont let me
john_gomez002(11/13/2011 7:23:59 AM) : I have my cheque of 2million euros which i got paid for this contract
Name “:JOHN GOMEZ” 0112348090543351 (number still good)/British Passport 295976473/ When John text me to my cell phone he does it from a computer and the number that appears on my cell is 924-664-02 (possible IP address?)
ADDRESS: 25 ORITA CHANLLANGE (sometimes number 20); City Oyo, State Ibadan, Nigeria 23402
“Personal assistant (PA)” Roy Morgan phone number 0112348077626558
“Evan (close friend from NY) 646-783-9554
“Thomas Nelson (uncle from U.K)” 30 Kidbrooke Grove, Greenwich, Greater London SE3 0, United Kingdom.
Phone number 442032867165
I.D. two email address
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com he used john_gomez90’s on AFF
ERICA CATHERINE NELSON
37, EBDON WAY KIDROOKE, LONDON SE39PG, UNITED KINGDOM.
Phone number 442032867165
This is on behalf of my friend “Keke”
I just got hit by a scammer on here. Being new to all of this I thought he was a nice guy. As we talked he told me he was rich, and educated. But his English wasn't quite right. Asked him where he went to school... Southern CA. OK. Next thing he told me was that he is a engineer building a bridge in Nigeria. That he was the 'american boss' and the only white man on the job site.
I bought it hook line and sinker. I had never been exposed to anything like this before. Soon we were talking on Yahoo Messenger... which I didn't know logs every word. I'm glad I have it now as proof. I don't know where these scammers get the ID photos from, but I have to admit the guy was very attractive. Things seemed to progress very quickly and he was telling me he loved me and wanted to get married. BLAH BLAH BLAH
Yesterday, he asked me for money. Here was this RICH man who suddenly had no money to pay for his hotel.
Jan 08 12:29 AM maxlam77:I am only upset bcos I lost my credit card and I cant find it
Jan 08 12:29 AM KeKe: That sucks!
Jan 08 12:30 AM maxlam77:Yes it does then I called Amex and they blocked it but they cant issue another one ,they said I have to be there to sign. I have about 70 thousand dollard in it.
Jan 08 12:30 AM KeKe: where was the last place you had it?
Jan 08 12:30 AM maxlam77:At the machine to get some cash then went to the store thats it
Jan 08 12:31 AM KeKe: You didn't put it back in your wallet?
Jan 08 12:31 AM maxlam77:I cant remember if I did or not
Jan 08 12:35 AM maxlam77:well I aint smiling now bcos I am thinking on how to pay the hotel bill tomorrow
Jan 08 12:36 AM KeKe:What did the cc company say?
Jan 08 12:36 AM maxlam77:They said I have to come to Ca to sign document
Jan 08 12:36 AM KeKe id you tell them where you are? They must have an office there
Jan 08 12:37 AM maxlam77:Yes I told them,they dont have an office here...it is Amex
(Here it comes)
Jan 08 12:37 AM maxlam77:do u have a credit card?
Jan 08 12:37 AM KeKe: no
Jan 08 12:37 AM maxlam77:what is the name of ur bank?
Jan 08 12:37 AM KeKe: Wells Fargo
Jan 08 12:38 AM maxlam77:Oh I c....mine is BOA
Jan 08 12:39 AM KeKe: on't you have another card?
Jan 08 12:40 AM maxlam77:No I dont and thats why I am worried
Jan 08 12:40 AM maxlam77:I have to oay 400 on monday otherwise the hotel would throw my things out
Jan 08 12:40 AM maxlam77:lol
Jan 08 12:40 AM KeKe: Call AMEX again....get a supervisor
Jan 08 12:40 AM maxlam77:They wont do anything babe
Jan 08 12:40 AM maxlam77:I tried everything
Jan 08 12:42 AM KeKe: Because a supervisor has the authority to go above and beyond!
Jan 08 12:42 AM maxlam77:I understand baby but I tried everything i could
(Jan 08 12:49 AM maxlam77:400 on my mind now lol
Jan 08 12:50 AM KeKe: I don't know Max.... Will try to think of something
Jan 08 1:05 AM maxlam77:will see what i can do about it,im just concerned about the 400 for the hotel
Jan 08 1:05 AM maxlam77:i need to pay them by tomorrow noon
Jan 08 1:09 AM KeKe: Wish I could help.
Jan 08 1:09 AM maxlam77:But how do you get 400 before tomorrow noon when you have no money honey?
Jan 08 1:09 AM maxlam77: maybe Talk to friends
Anyway it went on and on, him trying to convince me to help him. In the back of my mind though, I kept thingking. A RICH business contractor would have more than one credit card. He's getting paid for his job there. (He told me his checks were to big to cash and he didn't have the proper ID)
Jan 08 1:27 AM maxlam77:Ok baby do u need my info to send the money through money gram when you get it?u can send anything u got from friend even if its not up to 400
Jan 08 1:33 AM maxlam77:Ok here is the info
Jan 08 1:34 AM maxlam77:Max Lambert...20 Allen Ave Ikeja,Lagos,Nigeria 23401
Jan 08 1:41 AM maxlam77:well I think the hotel manager info would be best so ill just give him the reference numbers to go get his money
Jan 08 1:41 AM KeKe: ok... do u have his name? What is the name of the hotel?
Jan 08 1:42 AM maxlam77:His name is AYO ADE then the address is the same
Jan 08 1:42 AM maxlam77:The name of the Hotel is SARA SAM Hotel
Today a friend and I decided to scam back. We told him we would get the money and send it to him. He walked us through every step. I can tell you he was PISSED OFF when he found out we gave him fake information and a phony MTCN from Western Union.
His profile name was MaxyLam77 - that profile is gone now
I would like to post the picture as well... but I don't know how.