I discovered this site a few days ago, and I feel bad, that I didn’t know about this before, I would’ve handled this scammer differently. But this is the first time ever I encountered anything like this.
This is the email address he used:firstname.lastname@example.org
His profile is on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/#!/stefano.gerrard.3
These are his details on FB: (I did not report it on FB, should I have?)
Works at: Self employed
Studied at University of Manchester
Lives in Manchester United Kingdom
Likes: Michael Jackson and favorite movie is Brown Sugar (
I was contacted on FB. He said he’s 47 y/o (years of age, like he formed it), wife passed away 3 years ago, has a daughter called Anita (9 y/o). Half British, half Italian (I thought that explained the somewhat different use of language..). Wanted to exchange emails, not messages on FB.
Of course he almost immediately started to write about how much in love he was – the usual in other words. Some letters are word-for-word copy-paste from other forum posts I’ve seen on this site. And they like to accentuate how honest and true they are, that everything they say is only the truth.
And they like to point out their faith in God..
One thing that seemed weird from the beginning, is that sometimes the sentences weren’t in a logical order..so now this makes sense, they copy-paste from their “handbook”, sometimes entire sections, sometimes only one sentence from here and the other from there. And long sentences, without any commas, dots etc, not to mention use of capital letters is totally random.
His/their language was quite good (well, English is not my first language either, but I think mine is better)—but these Malaysian scammers are supposed to be more sophisticated then the Nigerian ones-.. after all, they’ve worked their way up in the Mugu hierarchy , to have been assigned abroad..
The emails originated from the following IP-s:
The source IP address is 184.108.40.206.
The source IP address is 220.127.116.11.
City Petaling Jaya
The source host name is "jiz-214-92.tm.net.my" and the source IP address is 18.104.22.168.
City Kuala Lumpur
For some reason one IP was from the US. In this mail he claimed he arrived to UK, after being in Dubai.
The source IP address is 22.214.171.124.
Country United States
Area Code 310
We chatted on two occasions on MSN, he wanted me to see him on webcam, but that didn’t work, because of his “poor” internet connection… (yeah, right)
What amazes me about these Nigerian SOB-s is their perception, that every white European/American female has tens of thousands of $ just laying around. I mean, seriously..? Or maybe their business is not going well and they won’t bother asking for smaller amounts any more.
Below is the first letter from him---it seems, they’re using scripts from 2010 again (I read the exact same letter from topic “MidasPassions1@yahoo.com”)
So this is the second and last msn conversation, after that I deleted him. He played the “stranded in another country” trick. He had to travel to Malaysia for “business” – to buy some goods. And these were held by customs, so this is what he writes:
darling things are not going to fine with me over here my love
really? what happened?
today i went to the shipping company also owned by the government
They have asked me to pay tax for goods
and i don't have enough money with me.. I am confused
okay..that sounds bad indeed. How much do they want?
they want me to pay 1% tax
which is 38,450
i don't know what to do
all this happened because i have spent above my budget
that is a lot of money...
yes i know darling
i have called my frank today
he is not in the country.. but he said he can make a transfer of 15,000 for me
so i still have some balance left that is why i want to plead with you.. if i can get a little support from you
i can't even asses my online bank over here
i mean i think
darling i beg you.. I am stranded in another mans country
are you there?
talk to me
unfortunately i don't have any money available
you mean you can't help me with any amount.. i am ready to pay back with interest
so what do you want me to do for you to believe me
i can send you all document about me
Including a copy of my international passport
tell me what you need
please.. I am really in need here
no, you don't have to send me anything
i really need your help this time
i am so confused
My Hotel bills will expire on Thursday and i don't have any money with me
i am ready to do what ever you require from me
please i have to send you the document so you can unserstand what i mean
i want to send you all document concerning my business
i need to make use of a scanner
i can't do that now
but i will be able to send it to you by morning
so how much would you need?
i don't have that much
how much do you think you can raise for me ?
are you there?
darling.. if i really had other people to help my situation... i would not ask you.. because i feel so ashamed of myself
but i have no choice.. I am stranded over here
are you there ?
talk to me please
tell me any thing you need
i don't need anything
i guess you are not going to help me ?
please i beg you
are you there?
i beg you in the name of God help me
Only then I found out from this site that I could have played along and find out much more about him, and that way stalled him from finding another victim. I feel sorry for all the innocent people, who’s photos they use, who are probably living happy family lives, and have no idea, that pictures of them and their children are abused and they are claimed to be “widowed” or “divorced”..
Keep up the good work with this site!
It helped me and I hope it will help to educate many more, so eventually this kind of “business” will see its last day.
I guess you should truly know who i am ,I don't really know how this is to work, but hey! here is an exclusive. If at my age i do not know what and when to say, then what would i be? When a wise man sees he has probably spent about half of his time in life already, he begins to assess his main goals in life. What could be more important than a happy ending? LOL. A man needs to live his life full of joy and happiness. No matter his achievements, he is reduced to nothing if he has no crown to complete him and that is a woman to call his own. Wife and Best friend. A woman who knows that even while arguing they still need to hold hands. A woman whom i can call a partner in crime, lol A woman whom you can tell anything. How could you think anything can make you happier in life than finding a love that knows no bound. To make you know more about me. I will break this down to segments and it would be like a case study.
I was born into a loving family ,Father Italian, Mother British. My father was an international business man who met this British orphan whose only family were close friends.. She says there was something about the man that no woman could ever resist, sometimes she says she sees same in me, lol During my father's global movement, when i was twelve i and my mother let for England, My father died and My Mother went back to Italy to take over business from were he stoped and to Secure our properties . I met my late wife in London. Very good at heart. Actually i could say i met her in a funny way, would explain that later.
I am self employed.Get Contracts from Countries and Firms, sell my products and make good profit, took over from my father lol,I have been doing this for the past six years ,I think i really have gotten to this height cos i embraced work for so long trying to get over my late wife, that i worked this hard, but i think i now realize i can move on.
I have told you how my typical dream would be like, i just want to spend the rest of my life enjoying the fruit of my labor. I just want a woman who would be my best friend and everything. You know someone whom we would still love each other more as the days pass by, even when we cant make love anymore and all we could do is play bingo,LOL.hahahahaha
I am a total package , i only need someone who understands the value of a good smile.