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  • Submitted: Sat, November 07, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, December 05, 2009

  • Reported By: Slois — Pacifica California United States of America
John James
1600 Holloway S.F. Ca Internet United States of America

John James met on Match.com..went to lagos, Nigeria sent him $2000 western union has child sarah Internet

*General Comment: Not even Hollywood can do a plot this good

*General Comment: 419 scam...

*Consumer Comment: You got scammed

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I met this man on Match.Com and e mailed for 2 weeks. Thought it was a good match. He claimed to make $150,000 owned his own construction co., then got an e amil that he had a big job in Lagos, Nigeria. Emailed and called cell said he lost his credit card. He was forced to pay for motel...then needed money for food for his daughter. Then when he went to come home, through KLM airlines sent itinerary so I could pick him up. Then called to say he was detained by airport police (I did hear a LOT OF common noise in background). Since I never met him, demanded to talk w/daughter. He claims to be widowed, lost wife&son in auto accident. Know he told autgoriies that I was his 'wife' so daughter called ME "mom". I have sent over $2,500 in Western Union. He sent ticket confirmation through KLM Air. I called, it was canceled due to "no-show". He called next day... was in hotel. Then asked for another $200 to change flights, them KLM said he never paid, which he did tell me. [continued below]....

......said he was going to pay upon arrival.  I am out of everything I have.... no money, no credit, etc. Desperately need help !!!!!!!


Lois  Pacifica, Ca. 94044


 


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#1 General Comment

Not even Hollywood can do a plot this good

AUTHOR: Jocko - (U.S.A.)

So I am going through here and reading ripoffreport and sometimes you came across a report and you just can't believe how gullible (being nice here) people can be. Your first mistake was looking for someone on Match.com (I'm not even going to touch the man-man thing); then you believed someone on Match.com, then you sent money to someone. I set up network security for companies and I get 419 letters all the time; although your the first one to admit (on the internet even) that you fell for the biggest scam in the world. Next time you feel your heart strings getting pulled make sure its not your wallet...

Bet that will learn ya
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#2 General Comment

419 scam...

AUTHOR: Edgeman - (U.S.A.)

I am sorry to say that you are a victim of the 419 scam, also known as the Nigerian scam. You were not really talking to the man in that photo. You were talking to a scammer who pretends to be different people for the purpose of getting other people to send him money.

Money that has been sent through Western Union or Moneygram is virtually impossible to recover because anybody can pick it up and virtually disappear. You can get in touch with the Secret Service Financial Crimes division as they collect information on these scams but they won't be able to do much as our laws are not enforceable in Nigeria.

Secret Service Financial Crimes Division

950 H Street NW

Washington D.C. 20233

(202)406-5850
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#3 Consumer Comment

You got scammed

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

Sorry but you had by one of the most common scams today - I can pretty much guarantee there is no such person - Never ever send money to someone you do not know -
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