I posted this similar letter in response to someone else's post, because the exact letter was used in MY scam...But I realized that the name and username that MY scammer is using does not show up in the title that way. I wanted others to be able to see HIS name, etc right away if they were looking, so here it is again. Also, I have posted photos this time as well as more of his emails, so this one is more thorough!
BADOO PROFILE - Claimed he lived in DALLAS, TX
IP ADRESS: 126.96.36.199
Yahoo IM CHAT: amandogiammona73
PHONE #'s being used from S. Africa are:
27-73-682-6994 (his personal cell that he called me from before the scam was obvious)
27-78-509-6108 (a "hospital" number that is rarely answered from a non-existent hospital name!)
27-73-240-6600 (a "hotel" number of a non-existent hotel name!)
27-71-478-1734 (his "business partner" that he bought the "gold" from!)
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS: (I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS THE SCAMMER'S REAL PHOTOS OR HE IS BEING IMPERSONATED)
***Wow, I thought I had met an exceptional guy and have been researching all week via internet and phone calls to talk to this person and to verify "facts" that he gave me. There were things that were questionable about his story, but I could never really be quite sure until I discovered THIS site! Thank you so much for the positive confirmation! It suggested typing in specific lines of emails in a search to see if it was a scam, and it led me right back to this site with other people posting the EXACT letter they had received!!! In reply to the person who copied the letter from Seun Abraham, MY letter was EXACTLY the same as yours---the ENTIRE letter you posted!! So ladies beware that the same letter/scamming is going around now with the name and IP I posted above! He communicated with me via email and IM chat for a good 2 MONTHS before asking for money, so BEWARE!!***
HERE ARE MY LETTERS:
"How are you today?,Thanks for your mail,It really made me Glad...I hope you are having a nice time, as for me am cool and lonely. Am new to this and most of the ladies I read from on here are not what I want "you sound nice" and made me think ahead with this little message of yours...lol I dont do the IM thing so i decided to write you to know more about me. I am sorry for the late response.. I have been so very busy thats why you haven't heard from me.. Please do accept my apology, I still want to get to know you and i hope you are still wanting the same thing..
More about me I am Amando,37, single never married ,born in Madrid Spain,I am mixed breed...LOL,My Dad Italian and Mum was Spanish...Moved to London UK when i was 10 with parents...I obtained my degree in Accounting.I relocated to the States for some personal reasons which is very important to me months back..,, I find very much peace and tranquility there...I`m 6"2 , with a athletic build , mentally stable, physically fit, a bunch of laughs, warm, caring, honest, good listening,and mostly God Fearing, and a positive person.I am real easy person to talk to and a good listener. I have passion for soccer ,I like going to the movies , or watching movies in my room , I like swimming ,listening to music and dance to any kind of music, traveling , going bowling and also a good cook.I am a family oriented person and There is more, but it would be better for you to find some things out for yourself...
I am really interested in wanting to know about what makes you the special person you are today , QUESTIONS: I want to know more about your family, your background, your work,your life experiences, past relationships, your goals and dreams, your interests, and anything else you want to tell me. I even want to learn about the secrets you very rarely share with someone!. So come on and share it all with me.
I want you to know that am not here to talk to you about general things such as partying, the weather, sports, e.c.t.
I want to know more about you and what makes up your heart and soul, as the friendship I want to build with you I want it to be like no other you have ever shared in or experienced. This friendship I want to build with you will be filled with substance, quality, spirituality and potential. And I'm using this medium to make you understand that I'm seriously seeking my Right woman, a Long term relationship.
I will attach some more pics of me in my next mail to you...Can i see some of you too???
I look forward to hearing from you soon! I care.
"Thank you so much for getting back in touch with me as it actually made my day!!!, you sound like all i want. I am really going to put a lot of effort into writing this letter to you in hopes it will provide you with a good understanding of who I am, what I am all about, and what has made me the person I am today. The reason I am going to write a letter rather than just send a message is because I am serious about wanting to establish a quality friendship with you, and because of the fact I rarely contact anyone on here, so when I do you can be rest assured I am serious about my intentions.
I am a lonely person as my mail implies...Live alone,I work on my own,Its a work i inherited from my late parents.,Its into buying and selling of Art cultures,fabrics,Gold,Diamond...Not Like Blood Diamond..LOL,Well its easy i get contacted my clients who need my services,the i travel to where i can get the product Cheapest for them in the world and ship to them..I Love my work,It makes me travel and get to know different countries,It also have cool Cash attached..LOL,Cant you give me more insist on what you do??More about my family and past relationships will be in my next mail !!!
I'm looking for a woman that will be able to listen to me , communicate her feelings to me , make me laugh, hold and comfort me in need,stand by my side, respect me, passionate lover in every way, support me in every way, love me and only me, make me smile, protect me when needed, romantic time to time ,constantly creative, and treat me right.... I know you will think what is a guy like me doing on here .. Yes the reason I came on to the Internet to find the special person who deserves all the love and passion that makes up my heart and soul is because I do not have the time to meet others out in a public setting, and the fact I feel you can learn so much about someone through letters, as a person has to take there time and think about the words they want to express, so it allows you to gain a better understanding of someone than you would probably otherwise .characteristics of whom i seek...........The most important characteristics to me are compatibility and friendship. I'd like to find someone who's open,honest and easy going.A sense of humor is a big plus. Ideally we'd have some shared interests and goals, as well as some similarities in opinion about what's important in life. If you love to laugh, travel and appreciate the warmth of a furry coat and a wet nose, let's talk things that i would love to do with my woman...........Get caught with my woman in the rain.Dance with her in the rain.Stargaze on a clear night.Watch the sunset together.Spend all day with her doing nothing.Moonlight walks on the beach.Be more proud of her than i already am at this very moment.Go on a carriage ride through the park.Do a crossword together.Go to brunch.Have a disagreement (it could/will only make us stronger).Go for a twilight horseback ride.Watch bad/good movie together.Spend the rest of my life with you.Have our picture taken together.Eat ice cream with her.Make love to you passionately.Go to a museum together.Talk to each other using only body language.Give you space when you need it,but not space to hurt each other.Accept you totally and completely for the rest of my life.
Dear The very reason I am interested in establishing a friendship with you is because I feel I have alot to offer you in the way of a friendship and I know I have alot to share with you that will be of interest to you and even some things that will surprise you. I am very much a man of substance and I am very unique in today's society because I live my life through my spirituality and through the word of God and because I have such a strong understanding of what I feel my role in life is suppose to be. I am a man of integrity and my word is my honor!. I have very high standards for myself and my life is all about providing love, peace and happiness to others.For you to get a better understanding of me picture a waterfall in your mind and instead of all the water overflowing it is all the love and passion I have in my heart to give to others who are deserving, as the love and passion has an endless flow coming out of my heart.
Where others write many people and keep there messages short because they are all about how many they can write, I am the opposite and very selective in whom I choose to write and I like to give them my very best even if it is in a long letter such as this. I know the type of person who I want to build a friendship with so I am willing to put the time and effort in my messages to show that to you. Thanks for the pictures they are nice, But can you please send me a full body picture ?? I will like to see more of you... I will be uploading some of mine and I'll send them in my next letter to you okay...
You're just a rear find and I'll like to keep this communication going.. I'll understand when you don't respond on time.. But please do try to keep in touch with me okay, as i am so very much getting into you now..
Be good okay sweetie, till i read from you again.. In my thoughts you'll always remain."
"How are you doing today and your family...??
I just want you to know that I very much appreciated receiving your letter every moment i check my mail!,Your answers are great and i feel comfortable in your words,.....
you sound like all i want , you are my perfect match . You are a very special person who I SERIOUSLY want to explore the possibility of building a long term friendship with, that will in time turn into a marriage and family. That is my dream, and I hope to make it come true with you!. In my heart I feel you have all the qualities it takes to make me very happy...I'll like to tell you so many things about me, so i'm gonna put enough effort in this mail...
About my family its a long story to tell and touching that make me share tears whenever i remembered the past.I will keep this short,i came out from a good combination of two,my Mom is from Spain while Dad is a Italy.I am the one and only child of my parent, i will count it ,I have a big Family because i don't know much about my Moms family in the Spain while my Dads part is very small...Unfortunately i lost my parent same day, same time, same moment by a car accident, this happened about 8 years ago, since then i have started to live my life by myself and not depending on my family, although i still miss my Mom because of the courage and advises she use to give to me about life , but i am glad i am whom i am today.
I'm sure you'll be wondering what a guy like me is doing on a dating site,Well.... I was cheated, My Ex and Best Friend cheated on me and i just have to let go forever and ever...Its happened one Saturday i was to travel for a business trip to Illinois in Chicago, and she dropped me at the airport and left...But suddenly i couldn't make my flight that day cause, my flight was re scheduled to be the next Saturday and i have to go back home, to get her informed that flight was re-scheduled....Getting to home, i couldn't find her in the sitting room so i have to check her in her living room, on getting there...I couldn't stand what i saw!!! I CAUGHT HER MAKING LOVE TO MY BEST FRIEND. All i was mad and crazy...don't know what to say or to do..So i just started crying and she was trying to make me understand that its the work of Devil and not his intention, and ever since then i was single, lonely and far from sex for 2 years plus till date. My reasoning which I understand is very strange in today's world, but my belief is my heart and soul, and the passion that is in it is very unique and special, so I made the decision and made a promise to God that I would not be sexually active for the sake of just wanting sex, or to have sex for someone else's own self gratification. Knowing the passion that is contained in my heart and soul is very unique, I made the decision to abstain from sex because I want this special gift to be shared with the person I am dedicating the rest of my life to, as her Husband.
But now i think, i should try and give it a trial again, Am presently looking for a woman hat will be able to listen to me , communicate his feelings to me , make me laugh...It is very important for me to build a life of stability, security, and opportunity for the special person I hope to share my thoughts, feelings, experiences, dreams and fantasies with, and I also do enjoy my job. Professionally, i have once been an accountant for a gold company in London before facing the Carrier i have always prayed for.I do travel outside of this country to buy Art Sculptures , craft, beads etc and ship it to the Clients that's requested for it. this have make me travel alot, i have been to different European countries ,twice in England, and I am presently in Johannesburg, South Africa, just for some few weeks,is not just a visit ,am here on business trip, am here to buy gold,sculptures and some paintings , it is cheaper down here compared to other part of the world,I inherit this business from my late parents , it has been an interesting business.My goals and dreams are to live a good life,and maybe meet someone that believes in unconditional love.I've got a great sense of humor,I am more conservative politically than liberal...I work hard, and know how to have fun..
Honey in me you are going to find a man that was blessed with an over abundance of passion to give to the ones I share my heart and soul with. For you to really know me you will have to experience me, as the love that makes up my heart is like a waterfall, where the water never stops flowing down. In this case my heart is the waterfall, and the love and passion that flows endlessly is representing the water. I am a very unique person for many reasons, but one of those is the fact that I can never get enough of romancing that special someone.
Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to build this special friendship with you!. You will be rewarded for it through the passionate love that makes up my heart and soul!. I am so excited to be able to do what I do best and that is romance you with all the passion that makes up my heart and soul!. My special friendship with you is something I want to make permanent and eventually build into a family to call our very own!Directly from my heart to yours!
Your Future King! (I hope!)