I have been scammed by this bastard using the name Rodney Pace who says he is in the army in Iraq, he is an E6 Staff sergeant, he also acts as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the sergeant first class. He is the leader of his squad. He says he is a non-commissioned officer and works in junior management of the military.
I started chatting to Rod on Oasis on July 12 2010 after he contacted me, he asked me if I had MSN and I told him yes, so from then on that is how we chatted most of the time. After only a few days the conversations became very romantic and he asked whether my children loved him and also my Chilean family. 8 Days later he sent me 4 photos, 3 of which showed him in army uniform supposedly in Iraq and one with his big 4 wheel drive. The next day I received another photo of him in army dress uniform. On the 22nd July his English improved dramatically, this was part of his email to me:-
Love is something to share with a wonderful person and once it`s there, you will have to make it last. Love isn't something to be taken for granted. It`s something to be cared for and caressed. Also it has its mysterious wants and needs for all kinds. Love can last forever if you want it to but it asks that you don't keep any secrets. If you do right, it will do more. Love is to be treated as the best of all blessings.
..., you have inspired me in so many ways. You`re stronger and deeper on the sides because of the experiences life has given you. Your softer around the edges because of the things you have let go along the way. You are clearer about your dreams and purpose because of the laughter, love and friendship you have shared with me.
Being in my information script, I found that you stand for many different morals. You accepted everything about yourself -- I mean everything. From the beginning to the end with No apologies nor regrets. You fear less but hope more, you eat less but chew more, you whine less but breath more and you talk less but say more.
This is obviously copied and pasted into my email.
It was about this time that he asked me to send him an Apple iPod as he had nothing to listen to in Iraq, He asked me to send it to: Patrick Addo, 21 West Loop Tesano, Accra, Ghana. Tel 0542374681 I sent him a second hand one, the fool that I was.
On Aug 1st he sent me a photo of his ex wife and daughter.
Then later that day a photo of is daughter at work in a laboratory in South Africa.(attached)
On the 4th August I received this email - how naive I was.....
I feel so loved! I need only to think of you to have all my troubles melt away. I want to spend my whole life with you cos we are meant to be together and i know no one can stop us from being happy for the rest of our life's, loving you and receiving your love in return. XOXOXOXOXO I long to hold you and feel your sweet caress The distance that lies between us will soon disappear, and we will have each other always. Thats what gets me through every minute that am without you. And baby, you don't know what I would give to kiss your lips, feel your touch, or even just to see you. There is no other woman for me and there is no other man for you; we were created for each other, to ease each others pain and sorrow and replace our sadness with love and happiness.
I feel that there are many more special occasions and moments in our lives that will surprise and bring us closer and closer than we are even now I love you with every part of myself. I love you wholly and selflessly, and I know I am nothing without loving you. I will wait for you always. Now we must make time disappear and miles grow shorter. Our love started at forever and will end at never. Baby, it's our turn ... it's our turn to make each other happy. We have grown older and matured rapidly; I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together.
I LOVE U AND MISSING YOU
This idiot gave me an email address which he told me was his daughters 19 year old Sophia - firstname.lastname@example.org
I chatted with her but now believe this was also one of his other email addresses so I think I was chatting with him at 2 different email addresses.
Towards the end of August he said he was in difficulty financially and wanted my help, otherwise he may lose his house, he said that he was going to ask Greg, one of his friends to send me some travellers cheques that he wanted me to cash and send via Western Union to Daniel Adjei at City... Accra Cantoment Ghana West Africa.
The cheques arrived and I took them to the Commonwealth Bank and was told that they needed to check them as there appeared that there was something wrong with them, they returned them to me and I took them to another bank and was told it was too much money for cash and advised that I go to Travelex who would be able to give me all the cash, which was just over Au$4000, but when I gave them the cheques they said they looked like forgeries and they would give them to the police.
I spoke to Rod about this and told him I was scared, he told me not to worry as he had nothing to hide, and I could tell the police anything I wanted. I told him not to ask me for any more favours, but a couple of days later, he told me his daughter was in need of treatment for appendicitis but I told him that I did not have any money, after this he disappeared for 3 days. When he next came online I asked how his daughter Sophia was, he said that she was still in the hospital but he did not have the resources for her treatment.
As I had a couple of phone numbers of his friends I decided to give them a call, the first person I called was Greg who I was to call regarding the travellers cheques, when he picked up the phone the connection was very bad, but he answered to the name of Greg, he then hung up on me. I then tried the same number again and asked the person who answered it if they were ROD and he said yes it was, I tried asking how he was but he also hung up on me, neither of the voices had an American accent. (Probably African).
I was using messenger when I noticed Rod was online so I asked him why he hadn't contacted me for a long while, to which replied, 'I am sorry baby I was away at another camp"
Since all this happened I have had no contact at all.
Other information that may be of help is as follows.
Rods caretaker - Michael Thompson, 15 South Airport Street, Accra, Ghana Tel: 0246727050
A Friend - Dennis Wilson, 106 G.I.S Street, Cantonment, Accra, Ghana Tel: 233547040222(Deleted duplicate pics)