Nigerian Dating Scam - Sergeant James Palermino

by Sara Walden
(New York)

Ladies meet Sergeant James Palermino Special Ops. He has a Nigerian accent but poses as a US white caucasian citizen. Says he moved to the States when he was young.


He was deployed to Germany. Told me he'd be returning in 1 month. Then a month went by, and then he was deployed to Africa for 8 months.

I sent him money for early deployment but realized I was scammed. I accused him of being a scammer and broke it off with him many times. But he was very persistent and sweet talked me into believing I was the one for him and he is truly not a scammer.

I blocked his email and phone number. Then one day, a colleague of his texted me telling me how much James needs me and misses me and loves me. He's also had 2 commanders reach out to me trying to get me to connect with James. I was believing he must really love me if he's so persistent in never letting me go.

Everyday, I would get love notes texted to me confessing his love. ... blah blah blah.

I can never trust a man again.

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Nov 03, 2018
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John Bates?
by: Anonymous

Anyone know if this joker goes by the name John Bates?

Oct 20, 2018
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He is back ....
by: Anonymous

Watch out boys and girls

Oct 19, 2018
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Palermino
by: Anonymous

He broke my heart. Please post the pictures he sent you. He's probably living rich with all the scams he pulled. Karma is the only thing we have on our side. And may his karma come back to him. He's hurt A LOT of people. Both men and women with his tricks.

I hate you James Palermino.

Oct 19, 2018
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Phone number Now
by: Anonymous

He’s still using captpalermino@gmail.com
His phone number is +1 (985) 606-3755

Oct 19, 2018
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He’s now John Palermino
by: Anonymous

On the ‘Friended’ App as "Michael". Where is he getting these pictures?

Sep 21, 2018
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He is back
by: Anonymous

He is back to his old tricks. Beware

Jul 28, 2018
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Never trust again
by: Anonymous

The box that was to be delivered to me was 7 million dollars worth of gold bars and antique jewellery he had invested in with the money his father had left him. Enough for him to start a new business and a new life with me his soul mate by his side. LMAO.

Then he started asking for money for delivery and documents as the authorities would seize the packages by a certain date or his 30yr career would be ruined and he was so distraught. That is where the partner comes in.

RED FLAGS EVERYWHERE. Sent him a link to a Romance Gold Bar Scam and called him a few names then waited for his response. Want to know more let me know??? Got 6 pics he sent and enough to write a book.

Donald Trent had an accomplice name John who worked for the United Nations Postal Courier and his phone number is 1-202-999-1436 and Etransfers to be sent to Chirag Shaffer claiming to be the courier for the Military.

I have kept every email and Hangouts chat and am currently writing a book. I have searched out the 6 pictures he sent me and nothing. Also reported to my local police department and the Military fraud department. I pray I never meet this person as I will put a bullet in his head. I have nothing to lose at this point. He destroyed my life.

Jul 28, 2018
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Never trust again
by: Anonymous

He said his name was Donald Trent originally from Hamilton then moved to Whitby and joined the army when his daughter of 9yrs died of cancer and found out his wife was cheating on him with his friends while he was away. There where so many errors I chose to overlook (BIG MISTAKE) as I was very vulnerable had lost my daughter, my mother, my brother and sister.

He promised to be home in time to meet my sister before she passed. She died the following week and he never came home. Said he was going to Syria. Which was a lie as mandatory retirement is 60yrs old he claimed to be 59yrs old.

The Email he used was drent3777@gmail.com

I will never stop trying to find him. I can't wait to become another victim of these scams. BOY WILL I HAVE A LOT OF FUN. CAT & MOUSE GAMES. Only a lot more educated this time.

Let the games begin. His last words to me were I love you and will see you in the after life.

Jul 28, 2018
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Ask
by: Anonymous

Find him and ask him why

Jul 27, 2018
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Oh yes. He is back
by: Anonymous

He is looking again for money. Stay away. Do not send nothing to him or any of his buddies

Jul 27, 2018
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A box
by: Anonymous

I was getting the same box. Omg

Jul 27, 2018
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Run
by: Anonymous

He swore to me he was gay with the same story about wife and child.

My word is run fast. He will steal your money and your heart

Jul 27, 2018
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He's back?
by: Anonymous

Please don't beat yourself up. He did that to me too. I'm the one who started this thread. Did he use the same name? He gave me the same story. I fell in love with him too. We spoke every day. He told me he loved me. He's always had an answer for everything. I showed him this forum and he swears up and down that he's legit. He told me he has a daughter and had a wife who died.

Yes, I do believe in karma.

Jul 26, 2018
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Never trust again
by: Anonymous

I was approached by a man through Ourtime dating site saying he was a Military Police officer (Master Warrant Officer)retiring at the end of February and wanted to come home and start a life with a woman he could trust with his life. He was currently deployed in the UK on a peace keeping mission, 250 men under his command with a 30yrs Carter in the Canadian Military.

He claimed what he did for the Military was highly confidential so could not provide a lot of detail till he retired then would tell me everything. We could not video chat or communicate via phone as his identity was highly protected. He had very good reasons for the broken English texts and other very good reasons for any questions I had for little things I noticed during our emails and Hangout chats.

Needless to say I fell for it being very vulnerable at that point in my life. He was very good at what he did, but in hindsight I believe there were more in the pool. He asked if I could pay a courier fee for a box being delivered to him which I did but it was a big mistake. Again hindsight. Therefore have lost all trust in everyone and everything.

Karma is a bitch and he will get what he deserves in life. I hope it comes back at him twofold

Mar 21, 2018
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Yeppers
by: Anonymous

Stay away from him. He will promise you the world and you get nothing

Mar 18, 2018
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Run as fast as you can.
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear from this creep lately

Mar 08, 2018
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Run ladies and gents
by: Anonymous

Trust me it's nothing but lies. And run fast

Mar 08, 2018
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Fraud.
by: Anonymous

He has a story about everything

Mar 07, 2018
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Oh yes
by: Anonymously fraud

Everything is lies. Stay away from him ladies.

Mar 07, 2018
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Anonymous
by: Anonymous

He says he's in Germany.

But then again, he's a complete liar.

For all we know, he could be a black man trolling all the sites.


Mar 07, 2018
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Update anyone where he is at now
by: Anonymous

Update on where he might be now. I want my lawyer to know

Mar 07, 2018
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Yeppers
by: Anonymous

Yeppers. Don't trust this man at all. I wonder where he is today. Lies lies and more lies

Mar 06, 2018
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Anonymous
by: Anonymous

Is he calling you? And promises you the world?

Mar 05, 2018
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Anyone else talk to him
by: Anonymous

Any update on where he is at these days. I got the same problem

Dec 14, 2017
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Stay away from this con man.
by: Anonymous

Stay far away from him

Dec 07, 2017
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Stay away everyone
by: Anonymous

He is a crook

Dec 07, 2017
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Go for it
by: Anonymous

Show his mom what a loser he is

Dec 06, 2017
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Sgt James Palermino
by: Cynthia

Can someone report his IP address or something as he is incognito to the fraud division and also the web sites he is using should be able to shut him down.

Also I thought about printing a story on him in the local papers and also over a social website.
We need to shut him down. What about an aritcle to Cat Fish on this creep.

Ladies do not send 💰 to him or anyone you do not know

Dec 05, 2017
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He's still roaming out there.
by: Anonymous

He texted me yesterday. I didn't respond.

Dec 04, 2017
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Update anyone else .
by: Anonymous

Any update on his mess

Nov 18, 2017
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What a lying lowlife
by: Anonymous

Don't trust this fool

Nov 12, 2017
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What a creep
by: Anonymous

Find him and make sure he pays everyone back

Oct 25, 2017
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Find him
by: Anonymous

Find him and make him pay back

Oct 24, 2017
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Same
by: Anonymous

They all are one in the same.

Oct 23, 2017
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Oh my what a mess
by: Anonymous

Stay away it's smells like a duck ladies and gentlemen

Oct 23, 2017
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Anonymous
by: Anonymous

Considering this man is a fake, this picture is fake. How can anyone catch him. And doesn't the real man in the picture have any idea his picture is being used?


Oct 23, 2017
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Fake
by: Anonymous

Your all right block him and run. He told me he lives in california and has family in Florida.

Oct 23, 2017
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Anonymous
by: Anonymous

He's in Nigeria.

Oct 23, 2017
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Sgt james palermino
by: Cynthia

Has anyone who has been scammed or with the intent to be scammed have you contacted the web sites he has been on concerning his activities.

Also the web site needs to get his IP address and bar him from all social media.

I have not seen him on any of my sites and if I saw his pic or anyone like him i would delete.

Any guy who looks like this has no problems getting women.

Oct 22, 2017
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Anyone know where
by: Anonymous

Anyone know where this man is now

Oct 22, 2017
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Stay away from this con man
by: Debbie

He took almost all of my money until I got smart and found this and confronted him and have not heard from him in months.

Hope he gets what he has coming to him.

Oct 20, 2017
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Stay away
by: TONI

Stay away from this creep.

Oct 20, 2017
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Omg
by: Julia

Omg I'm glad I ran into this because this man was asking me for money again and again I blocked him real fast

Oct 19, 2017
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How many people
by: Tina

How many people he is dating at same time makes him sound like a real catch. He did same thing to me

Oct 18, 2017
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He looks like a man I chatted with
by: Gina

He met me on pof and wanted money. I blocked him real fast

Oct 18, 2017
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We broke up
by: Anonymous

He left me so there's nothing else to talk about.

He's a con artist and may karma seduce him negatively like he seduced me.

I can never trust a man again. I've been damaged beyond repair.

Oct 18, 2017
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Update anyone on him ....
by: Lynn

He begged me all the time for money and I blocked him really fast.

Oct 18, 2017
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Phone number please
by: Anonymous

Phone number please for my lawyer to call you

Oct 17, 2017
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wait wait
by: Anonymous

jazelpalermino@gmail.com


Oct 17, 2017
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Wait wait.
by: Anonymous

What's your email address and phone number

Oct 17, 2017
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Update anyone
by: Anonymous

Yes. He's calling me. Who are you?

DM me? What's your email address. I want to know exactly what your talking about.

Oct 17, 2017
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Update anyone ?
by: Anonymous

Update on where he says he is

Oct 16, 2017
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Be careful ladies
by: Anonymous

He asked me for money again and again he talked a good game but I did my research and I knew it was toooo good to be true. Beware

Be very careful about this man he will promise you the world and give you nothing

Oct 13, 2017
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This isn't a joke.
by: Anonymous

If you think this is a game stop posting your nonsense. GO AWAY!!!

Real people are getting scammed and this community board isn't served as a joke. And keep your mouth shut if you can't contribute anything to help these poor folks who've opened their hearts and fell in the hands of con artists.

Shame on you for making this a joke.

Oct 03, 2017
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Ummmmm
by: Anonymous

He called me all the time then wanted money. I blocked him real fast.

Oct 03, 2017
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Update anyone .
by: Anonymous

Any update from this person. Please advise

Aug 27, 2017
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Update anyone else please
by: Anonymous

Keeps asking me for money again. I think they are all nuts.

Aug 20, 2017
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Update anyone on him ....
by: Anonymous

Keeps calling me for money so I think he needs help. I refuse to send anything

Aug 18, 2017
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Update anyone please help
by: Where Oh where

Where is this nut job saying he is now. In army

Aug 18, 2017
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Gay ?
by: Jim

I sent him an iTunes gift card. Cos he said he was gay.

Aug 18, 2017
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Update anyone please
by: Gary

He said he was returning home if I paid this crazy fee and he has not.

Aug 16, 2017
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Hi
by: Anonymous

He told me he missed me etc all the time and I trusted him. I think he and his associates are one in the same. Fake. I lost my heart and a fortune. ..he told me he was gay.

Aug 14, 2017
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Wait wait.
by: Tom

He told he was gay. I am so upset and stressed out.

Can you tell me how to get my money back from him almost 45000.

Help

Aug 14, 2017
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Have you been talking to this man?
by: Anonymous

How long have you been talking to him?

Did he scam you?

Can we talk?

Aug 13, 2017
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Update
by: Anonymous

Ladies and gentlemen stay away from this phony.

His number is 14083206903

Aug 08, 2017
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Sgt James Palermino
by: Cynthia

I cannot say it enough and a lot of the dating sites tell you not to send 💰 money especially in other countries. Start thinking with your brain do not send money. Talk all you want but as soon as they ask for money cut them off, delete them, stop talking to them. If you want to throw away money play the lotto as you have about the same return of winning.

Ladies stop stop stop stop sending money.

Aug 08, 2017
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Call the police
by: Anonymous

If you hear from this man CALL THE POLICE 🚨

HE JUST SCAMMED ME. I MET HIM ON OKC AND HE SCAMMED ME $1000. He said he doesn't have acccess to his account cos the military doesn't allow him. And he needs to get home to see his daughter. I believed him. They like iTunes cards too.

Thank you for posting his picture. I fell in love with this man too. Look at him. He's beautiful. And I'm yes that accent is what got me. He would say he loved me always and forever. Never trust men. They all lie. He would call and leave messages telling me how much he loved me.

I'm so sad. 😭 😭 😭

Aug 08, 2017
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He has associates
by: Anonymous

James Palermino has associates who will play part of the scam.

Commander John Blake commanderjohnblake@usa.com

Commander Ryan commanderryan@usa.com

Sergeant James Palermino
jamespalermino@gmail.com

I know they're reading this post. So feel free to email them to let them know what kind of pile of rubbish they are.

Beware of these con artists. All 3 men played me by verifying everything that James said was true.

Aug 07, 2017
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Jazel
by: Anonymous

This man broke my heart and ruined my life. It's the same exact story but this time I walked right into a nightmare.

1. He's in the military and can't send pictures of himself on an iPhone because its forbidden on the base being special ops and everything. Cos ya know they are supposed to be secret - I believed this cos I'm convinced I watch too much tv.

2. He has a daughter Mary around the same age as my kid who lives with James' mom. Cos ya know, he's deployed in.... yep, Nigeria - Since I have a kid, I felt empathy. It really tugged on my heart strings.

3. Wife died from cancer - My sister died from cancer so I could relate. It hurts typing this out btw. This story will make all you ladies feel better cos I got scammed.

James said I had to pay $500 or his commander would cut off our communication because we need to be on a secure line. So I paid.

James said I had to register as his wife which cost $500. So I paid.

James said he would invest in my business. He also said he's going to retire from the military but he needs me to pay a penalty fee to release him at $3k. He has no access to his bank account so I had to do it. He said if I paid his Commander John Blake then he would release James. And when he gets home, he will invest in my business.

So I went out looking for space, created a website, got all my ducks in order. I sent him the money. But then all of a sudden, he lands in Germany and I need to send him money so he could get a ticket from Germany to LA. Since he was no longer deployed he couldn't take the military air craft so he needed $2K to get home. I said I'll buy you a ticket and he said I had to give the money to his commander to get him home as everything goes to him.

4. He would laughed at my jokes. I should've took that as a sign right there.

So if it makes you feel any better, I lost $4k and my business of my dream. All because this man made me feel good about myself.

We were internet dating for 1 year. He kept my mind off my divorce I was going through. I didn't want my kid to see a man in my house so internet dating was perfect for me. He would call me everyday and tell me he loves me. Tells me how pretty I am. Tells me he wants to treat me like a queen. Tells me he will get me a Range Rover and a diamond ring.

He fooled me and I'm just getting through this nightmare. I have no money. I have no job.

Beware of this man. He has a sexy accent. Very sexy.

Aug 02, 2017
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I MUST SPEAK TO THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS.
by: Anonymous

Who said this?

See below.

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Any update on this
by: Anonymous

Any update on this matter .....do you have other pics of him etc. Can we talk about his daughter. Just let me tell you about him and his friends Blake and associated people

Aug 02, 2017
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James P
by: Anonymous

Update - He continues to convince me he's real to this day. It's so hard to say no. He also says he's coming home.

Although I do have my hopes up, I'll see it when I believe it.

Jul 10, 2017
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Update
by: Anonymous

Gay ?

Jul 09, 2017
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Update anyone on him
by: Anonymous

Has anyone gotten a call for money in exchange for a better life. Life with him. Yea ok

Jun 20, 2017
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Any update on this fool
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked to him in last few weeks?

Jun 07, 2017
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Update anyone
by: Anonymous

Any update on this loser. Is he for real or what

Jun 07, 2017
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Update
by: Anonymous

I am ruined for life. Thanks for all your support.

He says he can't send me money because the Special Ops Forces doesn't allow them to have money. James has often spoken of how he goes out on the field. Since my last post I blocked his number.

After 3 months, he reached out by a colleague under a different number to tell me he got shot and fell into coma. And blamed me for abandoning him. I continue to speak to him. And then one day he said his commander will cut off our communication if I don't pay $1k.

So with that ultimatum I cut off the communication by blocking him. If he never would've asked for money, I would've believed I met the man of my life.

My heart is broken and I will never trust a man again.

And good question.... why hasn't he been sending me money for gifts. But then again, why doesn't any other man I date?

I'm a good catch!

~Venice Beach CA

Jun 07, 2017
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Loser at large
by: Anonymous

Stay far away from this nut

Jun 06, 2017
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Any update on this
by: Anonymous

Any update on this matter .....do you have other pics of him etc. Can we talk about his daughter. Just let me tell you about him and his friends Blake and associated people

Jun 06, 2017
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Omg
by: Anonymous

He told me he was gay. Hmmmm

May 05, 2017
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S c a m
by: Anonymous

If the man you are talking to has such a good job why does he need your 💰 money. Stop and read the acrions of this person as love has nothing to do with your money and if he loves you so much why isnt he sending you money an 🎁 gifts.

Stop sending money because you could end up in an illegal money trafficking scam.

May 05, 2017
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Sara
by: Sharon Henson

Sara, remember this was not a real man you were talking to, he was a creature intent on stealing your money. Please believe that there are real men out there. Don't give your scammer control of your life, take it back, not let him (them) win.

If you lost money, you'll probably never get that back but your heart will heal. It will take time but, believe me, it will heal. My scam ended the first week of February, my heart is still broken but gets a little better every day. I wanted to give up but I wasn't going to let him continue to ruin my life.

Hang in there. Seek counseling if you need to, it has helped me. Use this website as a sort of therapy.

We all understand what you are going through. Leave comments, ask questions, vent your frustrations and anger.

There is always someone to listen. Take care.

Sharon

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