I've been scammed by the Nigerian dating scam!
by Donald Thieberger
I met Bobbi Mary Billard exactly one year ago. We got very close as we are both HIV+ at least I am..she could be some guy for all I know.
She claims to be an accountant from Ohio caring for 2 orphan boys - sons of her late sister in Lagos Nigeria.
I spoke to her once for a moment and dumped her... she didn't even sound American. Later after she continued to write so I re-established contact again...just one lonely guy I guess!
By January I was really enchanted by her letters. They were so sweet and I had visions of her as my girlfriend.
Only then did she tell me a story that lead to my ruin. She claims to have sold her property for 3.5 million and was paid cash from the Nigerian Government. It was in a container as Nigeria doesn't wire money to the USA.
The money was shipped with the help of a Diplomat to England where her Lawyer would wire the funds to me.
I'm supporting her and the lawyer. I sent countless Western Unions and Moneygrams because they made me Beneficery to recieve these funds and why not support them ..I'm her sweetheart an would be rich soon!?
I sent maybe $40,000 by western union and $25,000 Moneygram fighting their fraud dept insisting this was different..and real!
I'm a real idiot in hindsight!
The ultimate disaster comes next. The fake story I swallowed hook line and sinker
is that the ficticious fortune gets shipped to Paris to a firm, Oassis Security.
They send me photos of the cash and other proof of it being real yeah right..stock photos
Oasis needs $4,0000 sent to keep this fortune safe till the hired Diplomat can come bring the whole sum to me for $45,000. I sent my life savings and the entire value of my home equity I borrowed against to help Bobbi Billard.
Crazy now from stress, I realize from a scam info site she has used pics of a model in Texas and I have sent everything I had to..Some scammer I've been IM ing with an entire year building trust.
The twists and fake tradegies in this story I haven't even mentioned..as they all needed money sent urgently. Being mugged, sick children, being in need of HIV meds are just a few reasons to save her from doom.
I wish I knew then what I know now. I wouldn't have lost all my savings and my home. Save your self.
Never help anyone! EVER!