||Hi Miss Young,
My congratulations on your informative website. I found it very helpful on many levels. I experienced an attempted Romantic scam last November with all the indications you've so capably described and would like to post my experience and photos of the Scammer woman in question on your site so that others can be forewarned. She is very articulate and convincing and I almost became her latest victim. I've reported her to Western Union and IC3 but would like your site to have her information and attractive photos as well.
Looking forward to your reply.
This is a report on a woman who contacted me through a
dating site in early November 2011. She
called herself Melody Emma Morrison aka Lia19 as I later discovered. On the dating site she said she was 36
single, in Massachusetts and was leaving the site because of bad experiences
with men that contacted her. She said
she liked what I wrote on my dating profile and my pictures. She left the
dating site soon after we met and gave me her Yahoo email address, for
admitted that she was not in Massachusetts and was actually living in Accra, Ghana
with her cancerous mother and working as an Editor for the Ghana newspaper,
Daily Graphic. She also said she had a
PhD in Journalism and a Masters in Economics.
In late November she introduced me to Yahoo Messenger and we began
chatting live online on almost a daily basis. The spelling and grammar in our chats convinced me she did not have doctorate in Journalism and might be a Scammer.
Despite her being on another continent I was enjoying our almost daily chats on Yahoo Messenger including her attractive photos, some live webcams including a sexy nude shower scene and a few phone calls to her cellphone, 233244623339. Her webcams stopped in early December because she
needed money for a new computer, her internet, a digital camera and$3,990 US for a Fiancé Visa through a bogus Ghanaian Travel Agency. Her alleged Visa agent Dennis Draper of Jexel
Travel & Tours supposedly in Accra, Ghana, said they process many Fiancé Visas in as
little as three weeks. I traced the IP address Dennis Draper’s email and
discovered it originated in New York City not Ghana. I also ran an IP trace on her many emails to me and they originated in Accra, Ghana where she said she was. This may have been the only thing she told me that was true. I noticed that many of her flowery emails were copied off of romantic websites.
In early February I confirmed her Lia19 porn star connection and
that all of the photos she sent me, supposedly current, were from 2005
and 2006. I played dumb and said I had learned that Ghana was famous for scammers
and before I sent the Visa money I wanted to see her live on her webcam to confirm that she was not a scammer. This demand resulted in a week of Entertaining, Live and Very Sexy
webcam performances. After her last webcam performance on
2/15/12 when she was asking me when the Visa money would be sent to her bogus
Travel agent aka Partner in Crime, I confronted her saying I knew of her Lia19
connection and background and that it was the source of almost all of the
photos she sent me. Surprisingly to me she confessed and claimed that she had
been Lia19, became emotional, cried for a few moments on the webcam and closed
the chat and her webcam.
I hope this report and the attached photos, can be of some value to your excellent website. I am also attaching the Visa Price list from the bogus Jexel Tours and Travel. She has scammed many Men out of a lot of money. I am Happy to report I am Not one of her victims.
Wed , � 11/9/2011 �5:24pm
Melody Morrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello Dear ,
It is pleasure meeting you here. I never expected I could come across someone
like you on here. I liked almost everything about your profile. Well, sorry I
couldn't respond early enough. I am a busy lady who works as a private
journalist. I have been doing this work for a year now. I was a beautician
before I jumped into this new job.I just got back from work since I work from
the morning 7AM to 3PM my time. Hope you are away of my location. I
am 36 years old, single never been married and have no kids and I am also from Ghana. I
noticed my location showed different place on the site but I am no more a
member on the site since I closed my subscription knowing all the men on there
are just there to make fun of women. I have had bad experiences on that site. I
joined that site not long ago about three days now. It was been introduced to
me by a friend of mine who has done it and she is happily married with kids
now. I also decided to give it a try but found no good luck. All the men I met
on there seems to like nothing but just to see my
nudity which I don't like.I proved them wrong and
made them understood that I didn't join because I wanted to show off my nudity.
I closed my account because I don't need it anymore. You are the last person I
could send an email to since I liked your profile and found it interesting.
Hope you don't mind the distance between us. I know most men from the states
who also never wanted to take the risk of getting to know someone who was
living so far away. You seem to be an interesting man and I liked almost
everything you said about yourself. I also want you to know that distance
doesn't matter if you really love the person, what matters most is your honesty
and trust for that relationship to work out. Without romance, love gets dry.
Without respect, love gets lost. Without caring, love gets boring.
Also, I live here with my mother alone since I am the only daughter to my
parents. I lost my father when I was 22 years old. I have learnt so many things
in my past. Glad to have a mother who is now living with me. I have
been in a relationship which ended me no good. I was found in love with a man
whom I loved and dedicated all my heart and soul to but he betrayed me this is
why I joined the site to see if I could find someone to share my world with. I
have been hurt so many times by mean lying men who just wanted nothing out of
me. Well, I consider that as life since there are good and bad things to
experience in life. I come from a well known family here in Ghana and I am
well educated and was brought up from a good christian family. I do have my PhD doctoral in Journalism and Master's in Economics. I have always looked for a
man of my equal but it is so hard to find one and I can understand life by just
knowing nothing comes up easily. It is very good to know you have great respect
for women, I also have great respect for great men.
I love poetry, books, walks on the beach and cozy candlelight dinners. I enjoy
movies, television, music, traveling, the desert, the
quietness of the mountains, the ocean, sunrises and sunsets. I am comfortable
in jeans or a nice English suit. A nonsmoker/drinker, not into drugs (don't
need them; I live in a natural high). I believe in enjoying the good life and
am high on it. I have a healthy attitude about God and the Bible.
I'm a very outgoing person, who loves to dine out travel and enjoy the simple
life. I'm a hopeless romantic and very affectionate. I have a good sense of
humor and I like to make you laugh. I like to chill out with a good book or
watch and movie and its even more fun when you have a special someone to do this
with . I'm very easy to get along with and a very good
listener . I love To share My Time with People
I Love and care eg ,friends and Family.well about my family i come
from a very small unit Of Family My Mother,and I, I am an honest heart
that's looking for a stable relationship. I understand it is important to lay
down lasting foundations for a lasting relationship.
I am an active person who enjoys cycling and running best. I believe keeping
fit is important. I am not interested in games or drama. I enjoy fine dining
and am always looking for someone to share the appreciation of good food and
fine wine. I am just as comfortable with my self up in old jeans. I love to
dance: All styles, disco, house, or swing.I like getting out and checking out
local talent and live concerts, here or anywhere. I enjoy movies and music for
relaxation. A quiet night at home is also enjoyed and welcomed. I am open to
try different activities and up for the challenge. I love spontaneity and being
a bit impulsive. I am continually attempting to function from the inside out
and to go with my intuitive impulses, because sometimes the spontaneous actions
are the most fun, not expected and purely delightful .
I generally try to live a somewhat healthy lifestyle, exercising and some sort
of jogging, 3-4 days a week and eating healthy, (trust me, I love sweets and
pastries, but try not to over do it). I would also like to find a like-minded
male where we can participate in activities together and encourage each other
to pursue their interests as well. I have several hobbies (and wish I could
find more time to pursue those) such as swimming, playing computer, dancing,
and reading, and more ,and would like someone to share
that with, as well as their sharing their interests with me. .
I do not expect a man to
be a servant to me, spending all his time working and and cleaning; I believe
there is give and take in a relationship, and I realize that at times it's more
convenient for me to do laundry, cook, clean, and I have no problem doing that.
I consider myself to be a fairly honest and truthful person and expect the same
in return; I'm not wealthy and don't expect someone to attempt to deceive me or
"play" me. I believe that time spent apart helps keep things fresh in
a relationship and makes the time we DO spend together even better. I'm not one
who cheats in a relationship; one man is enough trouble ; I don't have the time or energy to juggle 2, 3, or 4 at the same time - ha ha.
I am generally an optimistic person with a sense of humor, fairly easy-going,
and I don't think that I'm too critical about things, but I also believe that
it takes two people contributing to a relationship to make it work.
As I mentioned earlier, I like to do things with the other significant person
in my life, but I also encourage him to go out and spend time with friends and
pursue her own interests and hobbies as well.As you can tell, I am not a bs'er
and believe in total communication. Not that we can do that all the time, but
ultimately we can get the feelings out without too much delay, I hope.
I believe in getting to know my partner and communication seems to be the best
way to do this. I am adventurous. love to see new
places and experience new things. I will always have the little kid in me ,even though I am very responsible !! love to play,I am on the computer getting into it more and more!!! dancing is important to me I want so badly to get better at
it !!It is such a positive way of having fun and expressing yourself ,and you get to show your man to the world on the dance
floor like a beautiful flower equal partnership takes to to tango ,compromise
,communication is so important!!I will always be who I am at the core my soul
my being who I am and what makes me ,Butt!!! I
am chuck full of potential I actually can be
taught ! LOL ! woman need to be like a guiding light
for men we sometimes have a tendency to miss the little things ,not on
purpose.woman and a man should work as a team together ,I cook ,clean,dust ,and
Well, I could use the whole paper to write more about myself so I will like to
end this for now and will look forward to hearing from you once again. I would
want so much to know more about you too so that we can see where this leads us
if only you would want to take the chance of taking the risk with the distance.
Thank you very much for being so nice and sincere to me. I really do appreciate
your good communication skills and I enjoy every single words you wrote to me. I have more to say but not until I read from you once again. I
like to write emails because it is fun to me. I will also make sure I respond
to your immediately the next time. I have also attach three pictures for you as well. Have a wonderful day and stay blessed.
Your New Friend ,
Melody Morrison <email@example.com>
Dear James ,
My love, I can not stand this. It is just too hard to be away from you. I am
usually okay, but at times like this (especially at night) it just becomes too
much to bear. I can not sleep tonight from thinking of you. I never understand
why things in my life choose to be this way.
I just have to tell you, James, to share with you that sacred part of my inner,
secret life, the thoughts I think that everyone has but does not always say. I
know that sometimes pride gets in the way of expressing emotions. I believe
that is the cause of my reticence in telling you how I feel sometimes, that and
the fact that passion in an extreme state can be scary, you almost just want to
shut it away for fear that it will eventually destroy you. I think of my
feelings, my love for you not with craving or with hope or even desire, but
just with a kind of wonder that such things could be. You have opened my eyes
to how love should feel. I can promise you this, I will never again settle for
But, at this time in both of our lives, we are surrounded by possibilities of
choice, open doors and wide horizons, which I know, may come between us. But I
also know and hope that they could eventually bring us together, with both of
us being better people for the time we spent apart. And so for now I function
between maybe and maybe not. It's a strange mixture of love and sex and sorrow
and hope and longing and faith. And even though you are far away, you're all
that I can see, I carry you with me through all my days and I miss you more
than I can say. Also, James, remember this - I love you no less than if you were
right here now. My sorry end sad but it's the end of me. I am still alive with
with possibilities to make my dreams.
I know I have a tendency to be impetuous at times - thus the reason for this
letter. I think I will mail it now, before I consider what you might think of
it. I love you and am waiting for the day when I can feel your arms around me
with great pleasures. No you the truth about me and I appreciate it
if you can be open up with me. Tell me you interest in me and will not west
more time at all. Take care.
Love always, � Melody.
||Shortly after James realized that it was a scam, he stopped all further contact with the scammers.