Nigerian Scammer on Facebook
I was so naive having believed that I finally found the right man through the online chatting! Just wanted to share this story so that it will not happen to anyone again...
I am an educated woman, having a professional career in business. Believing in my destiny whatever will be will be, I never joined any online dating groups or tried to meet anyone news in the parties.
One and a half months ago, I got the message dropping on my Facebook account. He introduced himself as Alex Jonas, an American but originally from Venice Italy. His profile on Facebook was really interesting as he was graduated from famous University in Venice, claimed to have master degree in BIochemicals Engineering.
As usual, he is a widower with one 13 years old son. He wanted to be my friend. From the photos that must have been stolen from some where, it made me believe since the beginning he is a real decent man.
Therefore I think why not, this could be my destiny to meet a right man this way, so I replied. After few mails on FB, he suggested to use private e mail address then continued to instance messenger.
He said he is an independent contractor and works mostly on anything that affects human life such as oil spillage, mostly on shore (it sounded so interesting and impressive, right?).
So I totally believed him at that time. Then he said he just won the contract to clean up community in Nigeria from oil spillage. Everyday when he was in Nigeria on his work, he texted me and made sure that he would have the chance to chat with me every day.
So we chatted and getting to know each other more. Things were too good to be true so I rather hold back which he also realized about this. He
checked with me few times how emotional I could be. Though I felt it was strange that someone asking that question , but I was not much bothered.
Then came the day that his chemicals for cleaning up would arrive. The cost of chemicals was 250,000 USD.
He did not have enough cash for clearing as he expected to pay 5% not 10% he had to pay. Then he came up with so many other expenses to pay, for the lawyer, loading, etc.
I told him this is not a professional way he handled the situation. He admitted his mistake and asked whether I can help him out. Certainly I felt uncomfortable with the situation and I felt something not right. (actually already had odd feeling while chatting that he concluded so soon that we will end up marrying together!)
Fortunately I phoned up 2 good friends of mine, and they said this might ba a scammer. Finally I told him that I will respect a man who can handle the problem on his own and that I lost good feeling about him already.
Actually I wanted to play with him a bit longer to see how he would go with this, but I was too straight forward telling him that. So finally he realized I am not the right target that he can take the money from me so easily. I told him at the end that I know who he actually is and told him to stop doing this to the other innocent women.
What I regretted was that I sent him my photos which he may use for his next victim and of course it left me the feeling of being so naive and stupid with a bit of broken heart as I thought all the time that I have communicated with that decent looking man with a good profession....