The Rosemary Anderson scam
I started communicating with “Rosemary Anderson” in August 2007 via an adult contact website called www.collarme.com The profile used was: sexxyrose.
We chatted online via Yahoo Messenger. The profile ID she used was: rose_anderson101.
The e-mail address she used was:
I spoke to “Rose” three times over the telephone, and although she claims to be Australian, I’d say her accent sounded much stronger like a native South African. She used the mobile phone number: Mobile: (+27)0767276509 this is also given below, as it was used by another person too (details below).
“Miss Rosemary Anderson” claimed to live at the same address as the person who organised the all communication. This person claimed to be Mr Nicholas Frank Oppenheimer, the Chairman of De Beers. They both claimed to live at this address:
MR NICHOLAS FRANK OPPENHEIMER
198 WOODHILL ESTATE
The e-mail address “Nicky Oppenheimer” used was:
“Nicky” also had an assistant; Mr Sanusi, who I spoke to three times over the telephone on:
Mobile: (+27) 0767276509 it was given to me as a South African phone number.
The person claiming to be the personal assistant of “Nicky” claimed to live at this address:
MR. SANUSI .K OKANLAWON
DE COCK STREET,
SOUTH AFRICA 0002.
I also sent some money, £1250.00, via MoneyGram to Mr Sanusi K OKanlawon. I was assured by the Post Office, that the person collecting this money would require a passport or driving licence plus a utility bill of their home address, to prove their identity. I therefore felt reassured they would not be fake.
The money I sent was to pay for the transfer costs of Rosemary Anderson to leave South Africa on a return flight, on the 18th September.
On Tuesday 18th September, “Nicky Oppenheimer” sent me an e-mail, and Mr Sanusi sent me two text messages claiming that “Rosemary Anderson” had been arrested at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg for possession of Cannabis. The e-mail from “Nicky” requested I send a further £1000, immediately, but I refused. They had earlier sent me a copy of the flight reservation, which they had supposedly purchased. I have a scan copy of this document.
Star Travel booking ref: 3DRF09
Reservation Number: BA/ETKT 125 4989522594
Reservation No: BA/AYDTG7
Flight: BA56 Tuesday 18th September, Departing 20:15 OR Tambo, Jahannesburg.
In order to corroborate the information I had been told about “Rosemary Anderson’s” arrest, the next day I phoned the South African Police Service, and eventually spoke to a captain at OR Tambo airport police. He assured me that nobody had been arrested at the airport for drug trafficking and that no women had been arrested in the past 24 hours at the airport.
This raised my suspicions about everything being a scam, but having already sent £1250, I felt it best to continue communicating, but refused all other attempts and requests for me to send any more money.
The last e-mail I received from “Nicky Oppenheimer” was on Friday 12th October, in which he asked me to send him £500 via MoneyGram to his trusted friend at this address:
MR. ADEOLU .A ADEYEMO
98 HARRIS STREET
SOUTH AFRICA 0002.
I did not send this money.