This is the profile in okcupid that the scammer used to grab my attention:
40 / M / Straight / Single
Manassas, Virginia (18 Miles)
6′ 0″ (1.83m).
Catholicism and very serious about it
Graduated from masters program
Has a kid, and might want more
Has dogs and likes cats
Am a man of my word and am down to earth.....Always treat people the way I like to be treated, am honest,caring,respectful,loving,have a great sense of humor..... I like moving with my family all the time..... just to make our self the happiest in the universe......making my woman the happiest among all other women in this world....going to church together as a family....going to beach together and one day to Hawaii for family vacation.....and Activities that keep me in touch with the natural - earth, air, water are most pleasurable for me.
I just want to find a partner that I can reach her heart and stay there forever and she will be in my heart forever, I want to stay there and be able to love her through thick and thin. I want to be able to see my world through her eyes. I don't need anyone to take advantage of my weaknesses or my strengths, I need someone who will appreciate me for everything that I am, i need a woman that will look into my eyes and tell me that am the best man in the world and in her life.You know when you're truly in love, when all you can do is just be speechless and stare at nothing cause you're just amazed that you just found this incredible person. Finding that incredible woman will be a dream come true for me. I just looking for my best friend and lover in one person. When am in love, i like to make sure that i pop all my heart and say it out to that Angel.
Honesty is the best policy in everything and it's what that makes a perfect relationship grows. Love is sweet,but having someone around us,someone who truly care about our welfare,someone who believes and understand what really a family is made up of..lol.. I know I'm not a perfect guy,but I really do my best to be there for my woman every time and I don't believe in head or mind games. I would love to meet someone who shares same interests as me,someone who can be there for me through everything,a lady who believes in her inner beauty. lol I know I'm not a perfect guy,but I really do my best to be there for my woman every time and I don't believe in head or mind games.....
What I’m doing with my life
Fixing problems. I'm a take charge kind of person and a planner. I need a plan, be it for a day out, a vacation, or just in life.
Always doing my best ..
I’m really good at
Working, dancing, cooking, planning parties with friends, helping people and smiling
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes - they are blue, the shade varies depending on my mood.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading: The Brothers Karamazov, Alice in Wonderland, assorted travelogues & biography (recently: Thomas Becket, Vladimir Putin, Joe Kennedy), New Yorker, Daily Dish
Watching: Amadeus, Moonstruck, Sense & Sensibility, The Jerk, The Wizard of Oz, Babe, 30s/40s vehicles for Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Arthur, Irene Dunne
Looking: Vermeer, Ter Borch, Grunewald, Picasso, Champa sculpture, jewelry from the ancient Near East, Persian miniature paintings, animal sculptures from anywhere
Eating: Variety. Garlic carrot salad, pumpkin ravioli, pilafs with fruit & nuts, yogurt in all varieties, pecorino, good raisins. The apple cake I made last week.
The six things I could never do without
-my dog, Louie
-peanut butter (smooth, please!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Connecting today with tomorrow and the day after that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Spend time with family while we go for movie.
I’m looking for
• Girls who like guys
• Ages 37–60
• Located anywhere
• Who are single
• For new friends, long-term dating, long-distance penpals
You should message me if
You are mostly awesome, fun, and honest. You have a true passion for something - regardless of whether that passion is helping people live better lives or college football.
The person that used these pictures was very convincing. He put a lot of time romancing me everyday. He contacted me to wake me up in the morning and at night before going to sleep so that he would be the first and last person that I thought of each day. He contacted me during the afternoon too. He contacted me on Okcupid a dating site. Then he moved to texting. He sent me emails. It progressed to video chatting. He always had excuses why I could not see or hear him but he was able to see and hear me. He wanted me to help him to get a phone so that we could see and hear each other. This man knew what I wanted by reading my profile. Who knows he could have tailored his profile especially to grab my attention to match what I wanted. He turned off his profile once we were video chatting. He has a google profile online right now listing me in his circle with two other girls that have him in their circles but he doesn't show them in his circle from what I am allowed to see. This man told me about his son that is currently being cared for by his mother which I use to have a picture of. He got to know my two small kids and even wrote to them. We had been chatting for sometime and shared a lot with each other before I allowed my children to be affected by this. He lead me to believe that we were meant to be together. He wanted me to take his son Christopher in with me and my kids. I made room in my kids bedroom and closet for Christopher. We got a bunk bed, bedding, and gave him my son's clothes that he just grew out of. He told me that he wanted to get married and even sent a picture of the ring that he wanted to give me. This man sent me poetry and lovely letters everyday. He asked about the kids and gave advise like a father would when my son had some boys bothering him. He spoke of how our life together as a family would be like. He told me about how his first marriage didn't work and why the mother of Christopher was not in the picture anymore. This man likes to use the smilies faces alot and the buzz when IM Chatting. He likes to chat as early as 3:30 am, and as late as 8pm eastern standard time. He told me that he is stationed in Nigeria. When he asked for a phone he asked for a Blackberry Bold 9930 or 9900. He knew that money is tight with me. I am a single mom of two kids. I don't have a phone like this. He promised to pay me back. The video chats ended while he was asking for the phone due to no access. This man asked me to send him a phone and care package. He said that he could not get mail sent directly to him. The package had to be sent to a person named Henry John in Akure, Ondo Nigeria instead of him to keep him safe. Once the phone was received, he stopped emailing me. Once he got the phone, he told me that the phone's camera was not working so that he could not send me pictures or video chat. It was working when I sent it. He also asked for a care package of items that he missed from back home (under wear, cookies, chocolates, cologne, shaver, pics of me,..). He continued to IM me from his new phone. He called me three times for a few minutes at a time. He had a German accent. He told me that his mother moved him to Germany after his father died. He moved back to the states at 25. Several weeks after this he told me that he needed money for food and meds. At this point I was asking many questions about him to get the truth out of him. I still wanted to believe in the dream that he had painted for me. I was in denial. I had made room in my home for this man. I had picked out a wedding dress. My kids got to know him too. I had the pictures that he had sent me up in my home to look at everyday. This man may have taken money from me and my kids that we needed to live but emotional games that he played with us hurt more. He even wanted me to get a tatoo for him. I did not do that thank GOD. He used GOD saying that I was his soul mate and that we were meant to be. I am still getting over this. I am relieved to see this site to confirm that this man is a con man and that there really is a man that belongs to these pictures that is a good person. Dear Konrad, I pray that you and your family are very happy together. I feel kind of strange knowing that I have fallen in love with the pictures of a married man not associated with the man who romanced me for things and to play games with my heart. Please forgive my poor grammar here. I am writing what comes to mind right now without trying to correct my writing.