Quite strange to be honest.
My second scammer looked to be exactly like that Jeff Davidson (with same name), but the age and look was different.
My scammer was also called Jeff Davidson, he is 47, from Queens in New York. He is - according to what he told me - contractor. His father who is died was from New York, his mother from Italy, where she lives. He told me that he has been married, but his wife had someone else and they divorced. He has no kids.
When we 'met' at the end of July, he told me that he has to leave to Nigeria for a Mission trip to visit orphanages for 3 weeks. He sounded to really love children. As he took extended holidays, he closed his office (!). We chatted every days on Yahoo and on the phone almost every days, and almost every days he sent me some lovely emails, full of love. Have to admit that I fell in love with him.
Well, when he was in Nigeria, he told me that before to go back home, he will to visit me in Switerland, planned at the end of August. He booked his flight and the day after, he told me that it wasn't possible for him to cash the travelers checks and he had no money to pay his hotel. He asked me to help him by paying $1250 - as I did after I asked someone to lend me the money, as I lost all my money with my first scammer.
All things were ready for his visit, I even booked his hotel for the Tuesday 21st August. On the Monday evening, at 11:30 PM, he called me to tell me that he can't leave Nigeria because the flight company asked him to pay the BTA of $1000. As he had no cash, it wasn't possible for him to leave. For around 2 weeks, I thought he tried to find solution to leave Nigeria, but I don't think he did. Later, he asked me to send him $70 to be able to buy food. While this time, according to him, he lived to a security guy met at the airport.
Everytime I tried to find a solution for him, he had a good reason to make me undertand that I was his only way. First, he didn't want accept the term and conditions of the US Consulate, then his employees were on holiday, so he didn't know where to contact them, his mum had no money as it's himself who send her money, his bank didn't want to send him money because he wasn't in the USA, etc. So, I told him to ask the Consulate, that they can't let him alone over there. Then, he told me that he has to wait 1 month and a half, so, he decided to send me the travelers checks, through DHL, but that will cost him $230, that I had to pay, of course.
Finally, almost 2 weeks later I've got the checks, but... first, they didn't arrive with DHL, but by the Nigerian Express Post, secondly, they weren't some travelers checks, but some checks from Moneygram.
So, I went to the bank and they told me to destroy them because it was a scam at 98%. I tried to explain that to him, but he was so furious that I didn't understand all what he said - as English isn't my native language. He tried again to call me the day after, but I didn't answer and I've got no phone calls, no email and no chat with him for 2 months now.
Oh yes, 1 week before the visit to the bank for the checks, he asked me to pay his phone bill, through internet. At this time I fully understand that he was a scammer - even if I suspected it earlier. On the Skype website, he asked me to go to the billing address section and I discovered that the address at this place was a woman in Australia.
I almost didn't sleep that night. Now, I know he was also a scammer.
He was also a Christian, member of a small church, but actually I can't remember the name, but not pentecostal.
Well, maybe it isn't the same Jeff Davidson, but there are a lot of similar details between the two of them, it may be a coincidence, but that's just too strange, to be honest. The one I knew hasn't the same phone number and email address, but for the rest, that's strange. His email address is : firstname.lastname@example.org
. He's got another one, but can't remember, sorry.