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Scammers with pics of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV

Postby duraamp on Mon May 03, 2010 6:44 pm

Pictures stolen from Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_B._Caldwell

This was from about a week and a half ago.

My mom fell for a scam. He was someone named "James Caldwell," posing as a 50something US military officer on match.com

So she already kind of had a soft spot for him considering her dad was a sergeant in army and our brother is also in the Army. They had been talking online for probably a week when he said he was wanting to send her a package.....considering her birthday is very soon she thought it was going to be some kind of birthday present.

Unfortunately she gave him our home address. He then told her what was in the package and he said it was $8.5 million. After she told me about this I was FREAKING OUT. I immediately checked what all this was about and recognized this as some kind of scam. He said he was going to ship the package through "Diplomatic shipping" which as far as I know can only be done if you work for the government or are in the military.

Fast forward to today and she's getting calls on her cell phone from country codes 011 and 233 which are American Samoa and Ghana. She never gave them her cell phone number but I can't imagine it's very hard to track that stuff down. She never answered the calls because she didn't recognize the phone numbers but they have sent text messages. A man calling himself "Muhamed Abdul Sallam," his spelling not mine, is having trouble leaving with the package because he has no documents for it and needs to get in touch with her about it.
It sounds like one of those scams where if she talks to them they are going to ask for money to "help get documents."

I am wondering how far will this actually go considering they have our home address? What about just ignoring them, will they just give up?

I feel bad about all of this, our dad passed away a few years ago and she wanted to get back out on the scene and she tries online dating the first time and it turned into this mess :cry:
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Re: James Caldwell - jjames2356@hotmail.com

Postby red zora on Mon May 03, 2010 8:18 pm

they have sent text messages

with text messages the phone number will be always send...no matter if the phone number is hidden or not

Can you post pictures please?

She never answered the calls

Thats good, she should block him...no emails, no calls, no contact....but be carefull he could come back with another identity and it could be that he will start threaten your mother...be not be afraid he is in ghana
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Re: James Caldwell - jjames2356@hotmail.com

Postby duraamp on Mon May 03, 2010 8:22 pm

Yeah, I figured changing phone numbers might help.

It was just freaking me out when my mom phone calls and text messages from them :-o

I'll try and find out if she still has some pictures he used.
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Re: James Caldwell - jjames2356@hotmail.com

Postby red zora on Mon May 03, 2010 8:34 pm

Is this his picture?
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Re: James Caldwell - jjames2356@hotmail.com

Postby duraamp on Mon May 03, 2010 9:41 pm

Yeah that's one of the pictures. There were also some other ones of him and a kid, claiming his wife died giving birth to their son.

Believe me she was freaking out too when I first told her what was going on. She's cut off all contact with him and others she was talking to online. I think she is going to just stick with local people she can meet face to face.
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Re: James Caldwell - jjames2356@hotmail.com

Postby red zora on Mon May 03, 2010 10:27 pm

jjames2356@yahoo.com

http://profiles.yahoo.com/jjames2356

James

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Re: James Caldwell - jjames2356@hotmail.com

Postby red zora on Mon May 03, 2010 10:33 pm

If he send more pictures could you post them? How to do you will find it in my sigline...second link
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Re: James Caldwell - jjames2356@hotmail.com

Postby duraamp on Mon May 03, 2010 11:36 pm

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These were all the images he sent her.
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scammers with pics of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV

Postby Myra on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:06 pm

pic 1 of previous post
stolen from
http:/ /edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/03/08/iraq.petraeus/
pic 3
http:/c/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Major_General_William_Caldwell_speaks_with_Soldiers_and_Relief_Workers_in_New_Orleans.jpg
was not in the mood to search for all the others, just google Gen. Caldwell and search images ... :)

here the latest on him
williamb.caldwell@yahoo.com
another poor mugu afraid and alone in Afghanistan :cry:

Username: williamcaldwell
Name: William Caldwell
Location: Columbus, GA, United States or Young America, MN
Age: 56
Gender: Female :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Ethnicity: British :lol:
in the process of getting divorced
as wife
cheated on me :twisted:

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pic stolen from
http:/ /www.army.mil/-news/2009/01/22/15992-5-questions-for-the-command-and-general-staff-college-commandant/

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Opened 2011/02/08
Location Accra, Ghana (86% likelihood)
Opened on (196.201.51.17:5226)
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Re: Scammers with pics of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV

Postby Myra on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:55 pm

resurfacing with the email address
wbillcaldwell@yahoo.com
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Re: Scammers with pics of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV

Postby not so dumb! on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:20 am

This same person, or a person using that Lt. Gen William B. Caldwell name and pictures has also contacted me recently. Just a few hours after, and knowing practically nothing about me he more or less told me he liked me as a wife!!!! :shock: :lol:
I made it very clear to him what I thought of that. And also I told him I wanted him to prove me that he was the person he was claiming to be (name, pics, etc)
He pretended not to understand what I meant and said "I am Lieutenant General William Caldwell"
Then I asked him about the recent Press scandal about him and... he did not have a clue about it :cry:
He said that he has so many interviews with the Press and Television that he could not remember :mrgreen:
I did not ask him to send me pictures so the ones I have are the ones in any web site, and the ones on his
skype profile.
Basically, what made me aware of what was going on was his use of the English language. On the one hand it seemd quite fluent and well educated one on his quotes (taken from I don´t know where) But when he had to write something, he was very slow and then the results, as written English is concerned, were very poor, just like young people sending short MSM messages. After all that I started my own investigations and I landed on this web site and this forum, with a collection of pictures of -I imagine- the real person.
I am sad for the real William Caldwell, whose personality has been taken and used by this other person, whoever he is.
Let us feel sad for him, the lier. But at the same time beware of the latent dangers these scammers represent ;)
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Re: Scammers with pics of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV

Postby FrumpyBB on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:22 am

Please post his email address here, and leave him quietly, tell him nothing :)
Please try your best to block ALL your scammer´s still incoming messages and calls!

What is all this? => The FAQ

The scammers vs. Why is "he" still doing it?

Why is alerting the man in the pictures DANGEROUS?

Please click why confronting my scammer is terribly wrong :)

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Re: Scammers with pics of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV

Postby not so dumb! on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:21 pm

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Re: Scammers with pics of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV

Postby Ralph Warner on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:41 pm

Thanks for posting NSD

If you haven't already done so please take a look through the link in my signature line, it has a lot of great advice for anybody who meets peopel online

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Re: Scammers with pics of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV

Postby not so dumb too! on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:48 am

A person claiming to be General William Caldwell 3 star contact me, so far has been very gentlemanly and never made mention of money or anything for that matter, what intrigued me from the beginning is that motivates a man his position to get women on the Internet, in addition to expressing love and talking marriage. So far I've gone along, because as I said before, has not asked for money or to send or receive anything on their behalf .... I make personal questions about her family, parents, wife, children, as reported by the Internet effectively, he says he was married 2 times, also has 5 points but older children, which makes me suspicious because in some photos of no more than 4 years appears with his wife and 3 children even smaller. But as reported by the same as here, the pictures that are sent which any person can make publishing on the Internet, there are many tips that I believe that it would hiceron General W. Caldwell.
As I am not someone to be looking for friends online, I decided to find out a bit and found this page that made me confirm my suspicions. Your email is willamcaldwell@yahoo.com have an account in skype. From what I read here, always use yahoo addresses ... this will have any special intentions.
Now I would like to understand why if this person so far I have not asked for money, what is your real intention? I have come to believe by its insistence on marriage is a foreigner needs to enter the country and this must be married to a citizen of that country, but in my case where I live is not as difficult to enter, live and acquire nationality, nor had he been a sexual abuser looking for a sexual adventure for a chat ... which is the real purpose of contacting women posing as someone else?
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I would like to give me their opinions and see if this man has been recently engañanso someone else
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