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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...
Yes me too I guess..All can say is that I didn't have a good feeling from the start so I was very cautious ..
Same stuff as everyone else I guess ..The story about the pier..lol.
The name he used was David Johnson..originally living in Carlow Ireland..Said he is an American citizen..
He had to go to Nigeria for work for 2 weeks. British Airways lost his luggage and his cashiers check for 68,000 dollars was in the suitcase..lmao. Who does that...Anyway he asked me to help him by sending him 1500.00 ..
I sent him the telephone number of the American embassy emergency number for citizens in Nigeria and wished him luck..
anonymous from United Kingdom
Ladies I have too recently become a victim of a scammer, michael armstrong aka Mr Chijioke . Fell in love with a lovely sweet man who sent poems, cherished me, my kids our kids, spent endless hours chatting and was going to get married. He took on big contract in texas. He is an environmental engineer. Anyhow gets contract n his lawyer mate gary goes off to china to get materials. Runs out of money and starts askig me. Well i almist sentmoney but alaem bells rang when he gave me his name. I did run up a mobile bill but hey ho.. this guy is half scottish/italian, bn 29.5.54, daughter sandy n granddayghter Rebecca. He sent me pics, lovely guy and its a shame that the person in the pic doesnot jrealise his udentuty has been stolen! These scammers need to be STOPPED!!! DO NOT SEND MONEY!!! If youhave its a lesson learne d Stay strong and lets stand together and shut these scammers down. Lowlife scumbags who prey on innocent, vunerable women who just want to be loved and be happy!d
anonymous from United States
Has anyone encountered a scammer going by Patrick Andersson? He contacted me via FB.
Every email I see above is everything he has said. When I confronted him
He disappeared. He also has a daughter and sent me a picture of him with a beautiful little girl he said is 9
She goes to school in Nigeria while he works on oil rigs on Manchester England
He never got the opportunity to ask for money but asked me to call his daughter which I did. Her voice was odd and I could not understand her. He too promises undying love and growing old together.
If anyone knows anything let me know please. I too so wanted to believe he was real. Have had enough disappointment in my life
Miss Marple from United States
anonymous from United States
You have talked with a scammer and for your own sake it was better he disappeared and you did not ended scammed as so many women and men do now.Nothing the scammer has told you is true anyway .i am sorry that you met a scammer online,please be careful online as there are scammers every where now waiting just to scam people out their life savings.Please post photos and mails this scammer sent you .
I want to know if people in Ireland speaks english in their daily life. Because I had met this guy from Ireland who lives in UK but he has no British accent. And I never speak with Irish people before so I don't have any idea how is their accent. Even in writing sentences sometimes i found misspelling. And he said that's because he's Irish and he still learning English. Is that makes sense? Can anyone help me here? Thanks. By the way he said he's 47 years old.
Same experiences as you - have had to contact local police, credit bureaus, the dating site I was on (paid one on top of it), and Western Union......
He does not yet know I am on to him... BEWARE!!!! MARVIN SKEEN is the alias he used with me
Hi Sweetie, I hope that you had a good rest last night with sweet dreams and I was in them. Last night, 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 towards 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 stopped when I reached you and I took you in my arms. I longed for this moment more than any other. It is what I lived for, and when you return my embrace, I gave myself over to this moment, at peace once again. I raised my hand and gently touched your cheeks and you tilt your head and closed your eyes. My hands were hard and your skin was soft, and I wondered for a moment if you'll pull back, but of course, you didnt. I knew that it was the moment we have been waiting for, and I wished that the moment never ends.
It was an awesome dream of of us and I cannot wait for the day when I do know you better than myself and you better than me. I cannot wait to give you my all, my everthing and know that I am safe at all times within your arms.
I will never stop reaching for you and taking you in my loving arms. I long to be there from the moment we first meet in person to the moment of my last breath.
Miss Marple from United States
I am sorry you met a scammer,I do not advice victims to continue their contact with the scammer as people are often emotionally bonded to the scammer ..please cease the connection and let the police investigate instead...post emailaddress scammer is using..the photo is stolen check link below ..
anonymous from Vacaville, United States
Hi yes I've been scammed but only my heart... I'm just realizing it.. Very painful.. If its to good to be true it prob is.
I just read some of the messages of Alan Armstrong and they are so familiar for me. I got one letter , is 100% the same with the one send by this scammer to somebody else. Gosh, they think they are clever! Unfortuntelly they manage to take advantages on people. His name , this time was David Welborn from USA. Take care, I did wake up in time not to go too far. I just felt that is too good to be real.
anonymous from Decatur, United States
anonymous from Philippines
Hi there... thank you for these posts... well, just recently someone sent me a message on fb.and from your stories,I can somewhat relate. tthe guy also stated that he works in the UK but he is from Canada,he works in an Oil Company in UK as an Asst Mngr.like what you mentioned he also has a very thick accent. he also stated that his wife died 5yrs ago with breast cancer and he is left with his 5yr old daughter.and every time I told him that we talk on skype or have a real time chat he always had excuses. Now, he is telling me that by January 18th he will go to Malaysia for a business trip and after his contract he is going to visit me here in the Philippines.now, upon reading your posts, I no longer know what to do... I am actually falling for him... I hope you could give me some insights... thank you
Miss Marple from United States
anonymous from Philippines
I would say to you should be very cautious when it comes to this online contact as the signs of a scammer is already there .I am looking at your posting and the scenario is likely a Nigerian scammer trying to scam you . Scammers do often has scenarios with widowers alone with children and are working as contractors ,business men or are in the oil business to make an impression that they are not having financial problems .They are often travelling to places through work, and then they are planing to come to visit the online contact which is not true of course .But during the trip they are often connected with all kind of problems that they suddenly need money ,I believe you are talking with a scammer in this case that only wants to manipulate you that you fall in love and then the scammer cam ask you for money . Please post photos ,full name and emailaddress the scammer is using to scam you with.
anonymous from Russian Federation
Donald Johanson, если кто-то встречался с ним он мошенник. Не верьте ни одному его слову. Он будет писать вам красивые письма о любви, а потом вымогать деньги... Он здесь есть на фотографии в розовой рубашке, только под другим именем как Алан Армстронг. Женщины будьте аккуратнее, не поддавайтесь на злые умыслы мошенников.
anonymous from Venezuela
My beautiful Love, you are my sunrises and sunsets. You are my world and have been since the first time I saw your picture. My heart leap in my chest and I had to catch my breath - the vision of you stole it from me.my heart without speaking a word or even knowing. I felt love for the first time when I looked at your photo. My world became a beautiful place to live in. I often ask myself what in the world would I do without you? I hope to never find out the answer to that question.
My heart is hungry for your love. I know we belong to different worlds so then you did come and change everything around in my life? I thought I didn't want to love again, I thought I wouldn't be able to since my heart has hurt so much. To even say will you be my special one - it's a scary thought, but you came along and I became fearless of it.
I have spent my life waiting ... not living, nor loving, but waiting. Waiting for the one that would inspire me to be all I can be, to live up to every expectation, to reach every goal, to know that I may fail sometime but I will never be alone or waiting again. You brought to my cold empty heart the reason to live and to love with a passion only you could bring. Your words of acceptance and love have soothed the aching in my empty heart and now I am at peace with myself and the world around me. I know that one day I will come to you never to wait anymore. I love you with every ounce of my being ... 'Yours is the first name I call and the last name I will ever whisper.'
It's hard to explain myself or to put it together in one, the only easy thing to think of is loving you. For just one look at your photo makes everything in the world and in my life seem to disappear. You make me want to see the sunrise every day, to know it's another day where I can maybe have you by my side. I know faith can make this work someday if I just keep up my hope, 'till then I'll think of you just like now; your touch will forever caress me with tenderness, and your kisses will keep the flame in my heart alive in hope that one day you and I will be together forever....i got to go back to work again....take care and have a sweet night rest darling.