• Report: #871951
Complaint Review:

Mark Eric Hobbs

  • Submitted: Sat, April 21, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

  • Reported By: noneya — coeur d alene Idaho United States of America
Mark Eric Hobbs
Internet United States of America

Mark Eric Hobbs James Eric Moore/Ige Jamiu zoosk & other dating site, claims to love mother suddenly ill needs money wired promise to pay back Internet

*General Comment: Calling himself Anderson White now

*Consumer Comment: tried contacting me too

*General Comment: 100% Agree

*Consumer Comment: Great Job!

*Consumer Comment: thank you!

*Author of original report: Update Mark Eric Hobbs / Ige Jamiu

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....Contacted by him (Mark Eric Hobbs from Addy, Washington) via zoosk. Asking you to get ahold of him leaves email and phone number. 518-952-0164.  Later will ask you to sign up on yahoo to instant message each other.  At this time his email address is mark.hobbs36 at yahoo.  But after doing some research seems he uses many different names, emails, and phone numbers.

He started by telling me he couldn't meet me because his mom was in the hospital in Turkey.  Him and his 3 year old daughter were there to take care of her.  Says he is an only son, never been married, engaged once, but she died two years ago from lung cancer "cos she smoked alot."  Has had one girlfriend since then but broke it off with her because "he caught her creeping around with best friend."  He will profess to love you within the first week.  Tell you he has been looking for the love of his life and he found her with you. Sweet talk you by calling you babe, sweetie etc.  Will not want you to call him for unknown reason, just text or yahoo instant message.

He will then ask for money for medication for his mom.  This time he said the Doctor asked him to pay for the pain rx before her surgery 2 days away.  He asked me for 400$.  But from what I have researched he will ask for various amounts.  He will promise to pay you back as soon as he gets back to the states with his mother and daughter.  When he gets back to YOU, THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE.  He will ask you to western union any amount of money you can help with to:

Receiver- Ige Jamiu

City - Bahcelievler

State - Istanbul

Country - Turkey

Zip - 34191

Fortunately, I did not send him any money.  But instead did a little research on the good ol web prior to.  Knowing BEWARE! when anyone asks you for money on the web(especially when you havn't met them or have known them for a short time)

You can search on google, yahoo, etc the receiver name Ige Jamiu and read some other scam information from this person.

I did a trace on the ip address he used to send me emails and they were flagged in Project Honey as a malicious. Also when doing a location search on his ip address it came up in Lagos Nigeria.  Latitude 6.4531  Longitude 3.3958 off Massey Street.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/21/2012 11:08 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/mark-eric-hobbs/internet/mark-eric-hobbs-james-eric-mooreige-jamiu-zoosk-other-dating-site-claims-to-love-mothe-871951. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

Calling himself Anderson White now

AUTHOR: HotinHawaii - (USA)

I was contacted by this man a few months ago on Tango told me he was in Texas was a widower pretty similar to the other stories he has told.  we chatted on and off for a few months,he recently contacted me telling me he was going to Africa on business and could he have my telephone number to be able to at least text each other while he was away.


After a few days is when he contacted me telling me he made a huge mistake and left his bank card at home, that's when he started asking me for help to send him money and he promised to pay me back . He sent me a check for $1950 from a credit union in Ohio.

I have contacted over 37 women and Tango and told them this guy is a scam artist and he is not to be trusted, I got several replies and one of the ladies he sent her the same check for the same amount. This man has to have people in the US  helping him pull off his scams.


Just wanted to update everyone he is still up to his tricks and is calling himself by a different name 

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#2 Consumer Comment

tried contacting me too

AUTHOR: michelle - ()

 He is also using MiuMeet and contacted me using 2 different profiles. He said his name is Erik and he is from New Jersey and gave 2 different phone numbers. He is using Eriklovelife and seekingforlove45 on the site. The first name he used and I was talking with him for a few days and then he said his mom was in africa with her new husband and they were in a car accident. he then said that he and his daughter were attacked by an intruder while in africa and she was badly hurt and he needed money to help her get better. i stopped answering his messages and then a few days later I get contacted thru the other profile name and i looked at pics and noticed it was the same person just different pictures. i started asking questions to see if he told me same information as before.

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#3 General Comment

100% Agree

AUTHOR: Justicegirl - (USA)

I am writing in response to the main complaint.

EVERYTHING you said I agree 100% with, because it just happened to me. (today in fact) only his name was Ashton George Gotzone tel: 703-951-7091 - yahoo id: smilealways601@yahoo.com And his mother is still in the hospital, but only from a car accident.

He gave me the exact pictures as you posted, plus a few more.
He asked me for $900.00 via western Union. of course I didn't send it.

These "Romance scams" are getting to be out of control.  Something needs to be done.

And sadly, its not just the Nigerians
Please DO NOT send anyone money!!!! I know too many good women who have been scammed this way.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Great Job!

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

I almost got taken in by not one but two of these Nigerian scammers.  I wish I had been able to find their ip addresses like you did!  I commend you on your skills and smarts. There is a site called Romancescams.com which has been a great help to many.  Check it out and take care.
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#5 Consumer Comment

thank you!

AUTHOR: Righteous1 - (USA)

Thank you for getting the word out.

Impressed that you did your homework.

From investigating to reporting it to this public website.

Well done! May others hold tight to their hard earned money instead of giving to a scammer.
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#6 Author of original report

Update Mark Eric Hobbs / Ige Jamiu

AUTHOR: noneya - (United States of America)

Someone had stated in another complaint about this person that when she had sent him money to his alleged name instead of the "doctors" name he had given her of "Ige Jamiu," he became angry and demanded that she immediately fix her error.  I realized, when having money wired, he must be using his real name. So I searched facebook for the name Ige Jamiu.  And guess what I found .....Colored man named Ige Jamiu who lives in Istanbul, Turkey.  Also from Lagos, Nigeria.  Many photos, many friends established in that location.  I text him asking "who was the person in pictures he sent, considering he was a black man in Nigeria?"  Havn't heard from him since that as of yet.
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