This guy contacted me on Dating Agency on 30th December 2009. I had just been on there a week and had only just decided to get back in the “dating game” after my last relationship broke up 2.5 years ago. He uses this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was completely taken in. He said he was in Afghanistan, serving in the US Army as an orthopedic surgeon. He said he was German, a widower and had two children Jan and Anna, wife died in car crash 5 years previous. He said he was 55, retiring to UK ( Fulham, London ) where he had a house. Children were being schooled in the USA.
He said he was sending a package via a diplomatic courier. I was intrigued.....got sucked right in.
I had zero knowledge of romance scams.....ZERO.
To cut a long story short, after many emails, IM conversations and phone calls, I got scammed out of a lot of money £1000s. I had asked for ID and he sent me a US army ID card. I also got a UN diplomat scanned card.......the diplomats name was John Sulay and his email address was email@example.com
. Also involved is a fake shipping company called FSD services – FSDservices.com. They contacted me on numerous occasions.
From their website:
Head Office (UK)
14-15 St John Street
London EC1V 4PY
Contacts at FSD : Benjanmin C. Allotey firstname.lastname@example.org
claimed to be the Director of Ghana Operations....
The address does not exist and the phone number when called goes to an answer machine with a female African voice. The numbers are not UK numbers either. The website is fake and more information can be found here: http://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=45745
I found some websites about scams and all of a sudden it all clicked into place. I am still reeling from it. I am overwhelmed by my stupidity. I have blocked him from IM, Facebook and Email. If he tries calling again I will ignore him. When I looked back all his early emails ( the last one was on 9th Feb ) the IP addresses are from Ghana, he never was in Afghanistan.
Phone number – Ghana +233 271985894
His first email to me on Dating Agency:
Hello Pretty One
the "humdrum," line-dance of life getting the best of you?? Let's dance to the rhythm of life to a whole new beat.Life is full of surprises...and Life is too short to be alone..........No brags just facts ...............Seeking to complete mission in life with great love and compassion.i will love to know you and meet you in person Confident, smart, attractive man looking for that someone who has the same interests I do and enjoys life to the fullest. Kindle the fire of lost dreams with a warm and cuddly caring lass .....add me or send me a message on this my email so that we can have a nice chat and get along with each other email@example.com
I googled Andrewz Trif and found this picture on a website called hi5: <Mod edit: pic removed, as it might be totally different Andrewz Trif>
Some of the pics he sent me:Duplicate pics Deleted AN