Information on romance scams and scammers.
#41908 by floydh3mvi Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:59 am
This person is/was on Match.com. These are his emails to me in order they were sent. There were also some text messages which I have deleted and have blocked. You can see his tactics and operation in the same as many of the others in this forum. I would have never sent any money but it was fun to move him along at the end and I will post my final message to him, a dose of his own medicine. He also uses the following names: Mark Darling, Mark West, Johnson Leigh, Johnson Burg, Mark Coker. He opens fake profiles on dating sites to find his victims. The email he used was [email protected].

11/19/10
Hi awesome

Hi sweet thing,
I think you have given me a good impression with your profile write up which has swept me off my feet; its not just a mere saying but will like you to know that I am thrilled. I am single dad of 2 kids, they are teenagers but they do not live with me like I mentioned in my profile. I am new to internet dating, it scares but I would love to give a try. I hope you are sincere as I would love to know you more. Kindly tell me a little about yourself; your lifestyle, likes and dislikes... More also, your views about life and what you would like to get from your dream man. I was born Catholic but I changed to the Pentecostal Denomination when I was attending Church in Italy, I am not a religion critic but believe in One God. I enjoy watching football during my leisure, playing musical instruments, singing and writing songs and poems for fun.

I am hidi ng my profile shortly but will appreciate you chatting with me through my private email or phone so that we can text or call each other from time to time. Give me the chance to know you to a good extent so that we can make it sweeter and better when we meet. My email address is witlock0120 / at /hotmail / dot / com ([email protected]). You can drop your phone number so that I will call you send you a text message.

My Name is Marcus. I hope to know you as I look forward to reading from you soon.

Sweet thoughts
Marcus.

11/22/10
Hello darling

Thanks for your very wonderful email. I would love to keep in constant touch with you. But please give me your email address. I want us to talk more privately. I wanna chat with you and have the chance to know you better. My email address is [email protected]

Please email me when we can take it further.

Love always
Mark.

11/23/10
Hello there

Its somewhat amazing to receive an email from you,my name is Mark, I am thrilled because I never thought I'd hear from you. It gladdens my heart that we are now connected. I have come to the realization that life has to move on, no matter what has happened to me in the past. Life is full of ups and down and and I'm glad because I have been able to survive the lows of life. I have never done online dating before and it's kind of strange because how else can I meet someone since I don't do bars or clubs. I have been living in my own shells since the demise of Maria (My late wife). She passed away in 2006 and can you just imagine that it took me almost 4 yrs to come out of my shells and live again? But I'm grateful because now, I am a stronger, wiser and better person.

Myself and Maria after so many years of trying to have children eventually gave birth to Gold and then John,Gold is 15 while John is 12. They are wonderful children and they mean the world to me. At the moment they live with their granny as in New Zealand as there would be no one to give them that much needed motherly love. I decided to relocate to the US after going through a major heartbreak. Living life all over again brings the much needed freshness back into my life. I am gradually settling in and as soon as I finally settle in, I will bring my children back to come live with me. I look forward to having them live with me some time in a very near future when I have a one big and happy family. My relocation was as a result of my inability to continue taking the pains of my late wife’s death. Everywhere I go I see things that reminds me of her. So I decided that the best thing for me to do was to start life all over again and give love a chance.

I was trained as an Engineer, however I am an energy consultant by calling, my job entails the management of projects in the oil and gas industry. I participate in the design, construction and commissioning of oil and gas facilities. Currently I am more involved in consultancy works for sellers andprospective buyers of crude oil, it’s basically a negotiators' job. My job gives me some kind of joy on the inside simply because I manage an essential commodity. I am also self employed. I used to enjoy my frequent trips when I just lost my wife but lately I have come to realize that there is more to life than just work as I have toiled hard all my life and look forward to spending the rest of my life with the love of my life.

My number (978) 415-9266. I will add you to my IM so we can also IM each other when we have some time.I like to meet a woman who's loving, caring and affectionate. I like the sunrise and its set, I like it when it's chilly, warm a few. Well, I prefer going to Cyprus because of the great adventure and pleasure in there, the land of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. I love listening to slow rock, R and Bs, Jazz, Gospel and sometimes pop. I can’t wait to know you more, tell me your likes and dislikes. Tell me about your kids, can we talk on the phone and what is the best time to call?. Waiting earnestly to hear from you. I really do not know what else to tell you as I am new to this but would be willing to answer any questions that would make us better acquainted. I would stop here as I need to get to work but it did feel good reading your email and sending you another. Can’t wait to hear more from [email protected]};-:x

Mark.

11/24/10
I have not live in the US for long, And the people here are very nice that one of the things i like about Americans

11/24/10
Ok darling,
I am so happy that you and i are getting to know each other better
and thing are going just fine the way we want it i will love to ask you
some questions if you do not mind.
Heres a list of question for you:

1. Middle name?

2. Any siblings/Mother/Father

3.Birthday?

4.Favorite Color?

5.Favorite Smell?

6. Do you wear colonge?

7. Favorite Foods?

8. Vegetable/ Fruit like or dislike?

9. Cakes/cookies/brownies/chocolate etc- likes/dislike?

10. Sports/teams-likes/dislikes?

11. Do you like nuts/sunflower seeds/popcorn?

12. Born ?

13.What do you drive ?

14. Like massages? give / receive ?

15. Shower/Bath?

16.Underwear or nothing? lol

17. What do you do for a living?

It will be interesting to read your response to this.


Love always
Mark.

11/25/10
I have my answers here babe

1. Middle name is Shawn
2. Single Child
3. 24/05/1960
4. Sky blue
5. Strawberry
6. I wear Euphoria for men
7. Seafood, Italian
8. Fruits
9. Dislike
10. soccer big Chelsea fan
11. Nuts (Cashew)
12. I was born in Aria New Zeland
13. C300 2008 Mercedes Benz
14. Like to give and receive message
15. Both with company
16. Boxers (I even prefer naked)
17. What do I do for a living? Crude oil consultant, price negtiator, crude oil quality control test engineer.

With kisses
Mark

11/25/10
Mmmm , i have your answers below and i will love for you to answer them for me too ok kisses .
1. What types of books do you read? strategic book. like Art of war by Sun Tzu
2. Favorite music/group I love slow blues the blues brother
3. Pets - dogs/cats/fish/other dog
4. Favorite cartoon character - and why Superman
5. What would you do if given $5 million dollars? (or any other huge sum of money) Invest it in a crude oil business for more money.
6. Favorite movie/actor/actress romantic move, Actress Julia Roberts
7. Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter - which do you like best? Spring
8. Ever had any broken bones or major surgeries? No
9. Best Christmas gift received and who gave it to you A T-shirt with my name on it from my late wife
10. What is the most unusual thing you have ever done - that no one would have ever thought you would do? Something totally out of character. Jumping in side the rain and sing lol..
11. How do you feel about body art - tattoos? Ok
12. Live in the city or the country? I live in Jacksonville Arkansas

I'll answer after you have. I am looking forward to a time when we might meet in person. Maybe share a meal and some wine or a drink. Friendships are made and grown over a good meal. Doesn't even have to be expensive, just good food. sure that's a good i deal and i will also love for you to answer the questions too baby.

11/26/10
Hi darling,

The heart of me is easy to find
If you just look beyond the obvious
It lies protected behind walls constructed from pain
But there is a door with no lock or key
just push past the obvious

The soul of me is easy to find
It is tucked beneath logic and reasoning
encased in grace and understanding
cemented in an undying love for God.

Can you give what matters most?
Can you give past your own pain?
If my heart and soul is all you seek than this journey is light.
If my boyish charm is what you crave, than your search will be brief.
If my masculine wiles tantalize your heart, than open it up to me completely.

Half a love is no love at all.
Partial understanding is ignorance
To push past the door to my heart takes heroic trust
The capture of my love requires transparency

This is the only way I know how to love
The only way I can trust
The only way I will be caught.

Many have started the journey
Daily they pursue, so distant with such clear paths
And my heart and soul waits for a victor!
Are you up for the challenge ?

Love you dearly
Mark

11/26/10
Hi darling,

A special world for you and me
A special bond one cannot see
It wraps us up in its cocoon
And holds us fiercely in its womb.

Its fingers spread like fine spun gold
Gently nestling us to the fold
Like silken thread it holds us fast
Bonds like this are meant to last.

And though at times a thread may break
A new one forms in its wake
To bind us closer and keep us strong
In a special world.

Love always
Mark

11/27/10
Hi Lisa.
How are you this morning? I hope you sleep well last night. I am so happy to read you today as we get to know each other better and i can't wait for the time that we will start holding hands together sharing thing that frightens us.
Since you ask me if i will love to know more about, sure i will love that is why i will want you to give me answers to this questions.

1.On Saturday night, would you rather go to:

1. Ballet/theater/symphony
2. A professional sporting event
3. A popular new movie
4. The latest dance club

2.Would you rather date someone who is:

1. Very busy, with a sometimes chaotic schedule, who books time with you in advance.
2. Busy, with a structured schedule, you know what days the person will be available for fun.
3. Slightly busy, who works during the day and is available most nights.
4. Not busy and has lots of free time.

3.Financially, how would you characterize yourself?

1. Very frugal and financially conservative.
2. Good at saving money with occasional unplanned purchases.
3. Adventuresome with investments and spending.
4. I’m responsible, but I believe in spending money to enjoy life, without too much worry about tomorrow.

4.Are pets an important part of your life?

1. I have several pets, they are like family to me.
2. My pet is a nice addition to my life, but no serious emotional attachment.
3. I don’t own pets but I don’t mind them either.
4. I am not a pet person.

5.What is your opinion of traditional gender roles?

1. I like traditional gender roles and want to be in a relationship that celebrates them.
2. I would accept traditional gender roles if my partner were really interested in them.
3. I’m not at all interested in traditional gender roles and want my mate and me to define our roles on our own.


I will be more than happy to read your answers.

Love always
Mark

11/27/10
You make my heart full of joy every time i read from you . xoxoxo

11/27/10
Hi darling,

We can't chat as often as we'd like--if only that weren't true.
But even though we're far apart,I often think of you.
And every time you enter my mind,I'm as warm as I can be,because being your friend means so much to me.
It's great to know that every day,I can count on you to brighten the way.
And I'm sending some sunshine back to you,because I appreciate all you do, will send to you my answers later ok.

love always
Mark.

11/28/10
HI sweetie, How are you today and how was your night i miss you .
Have you traveled much to other countries? How long have you been in the USA? Have you lived in other areas of the USA? Did you live in the same area in New Zeland most of you life? Wow t
Wow that is what am gonna say to you question at first at first yes i have travel to many countries Europe and so on, i have been in the states now permanently for only 7months now and i have live in place like Tulsa Oklahoma, Massachusetts. etc yes i live in the same area in New Zealand but i explore alot . what about you ?

11/21/10
Hi Daring,

I do not know how to express the conflicting emotions that have surged like a storm through my heart all night long. I only know that first and foremost in all my thoughts has been the glorious confirmation you gave me without effort, unconsciously, of course - of all I have ever thought of your mind and heart.

You have the greatest soul, the noblest nature, the sweetest, most loving heart I have ever known, and my love and admiration for you have increased so much since we’ve known each other that it still amazes me.

You are more wonderful and lovely in my eyes than you ever were before; and my pride and joy and gratitude that you should love me with such a perfect love are beyond all expression.

Love Always,
Mark

11/30/10
Hi darling,

I have a news that I am not too happy about but I guess I've got no option that to deliver it just as it is. I have been working on a crude oil transaction for a little while over 4 months now and I thought I could complete that transaction within the states, but unfortunately I will have to make an urgent trip to Saudi Arabia .

please darling do know that my heart will be with you. I will be away for a total of about 6 days and as soon as I come back, I wanna meet up with you. We should not tarry anylonger. We could talk over email and chat but seeing each other would make the real connection.

Keeping in touch with you while am away will not be a problem because I will have my laptop computer with me and should be able to connect to the internet. I will try roaming my American number so that we can also text each other because am sure that calling will be expensive.

I will be thinking about you and I pray that this whole thing works out for us, because I have got a soft spot for you, although we have not even met each other yet.

take care of yourself now. You are in my thoughts.

Your dream man
Mark.

12/1/10
Hello Darling,

In my heart I hold you so close. I am soblessed to have met a wonderful woman like you.
Throughout my flight, I was filled with thoughts of you.
I am so very blessed that you are the one in my life.

I arrived safely here the time is pretty different but i am sure that i am not spending more that 6days.
I miss you so much,I care so much.


Love always
Mark.

12/2/10
I so wait to hear your voice sweetie .

12/2/10
Hi sweetie,

How are you, Babe? I want you to know that I miss you tremendously. Lately, I've felt an obsessive urge to send you all the hugs and kisses I've saved up all these since the pass few days. So, Honey, I'm going to take this opportunity to do just that. Are you ready? Well, here they come!
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xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Are you enjoying it? ox oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo This is Heaven! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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xoxoxoxoxoxoxo There's more! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo I'm having a great time! xoxoxoxoxo
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xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo I'm running out of space!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
oxoxoxoxoxo I just realized that there is no end to this! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Oh! well, until next time....xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxo Love You! xoxoxoxoxo

Mark

12/3/10
Hello darling

I have to be honest, I have never been in a situation like this ever before. I am here, thinking about you and I. I have never felt this strong about someone I have not met in reality. In my head it feels weird but in my heart it feels just right. Emotion's running deep, fantasies streaming high and I pray that the reality of this all would be achieved when I make my way back home.

Back in the days, I had no believe whatsoever in soul mates, but now I totally agree and believe that sometimes you can find your soul mate from the strangest place and it can happen with the weirdest situation.

I am earnestly looking forward to meeting you. I also wanna reinstate that with me, what you see is what you get. I have so much love to share, I have so much care to show, I have so much selflessness and I hope that the reality of you and I will come to pass.

Please know that I am thinking about you and I and I can hardly wait for the fulfillment of this.

Much love, hugs and kisses
Mark.

12/4/10
Hi darling here is my flight ticket information
(This email included a forwarded flight itinerary. I had started checking out the flights but did not have the time to finish.)

12/4/10
Hi beautiful

I have seen the beginning of time, and all it’s wondrous works.
I have seen the beginning of life, and all of our Lords little perks.

Humans enter this life from a heavenly realm, never remembering the gifts.
They struggle through life and self-made strife, always looking for rifts.

I say to you now I have seen this for eternity.
You are blessed among people, and I will protect thee.

I feel your feelings and I can’t reveal the why and how.
They are the secrets entrusted in me, and I can’t reveal them right now.

When you are resting from frustration I will not sleep
My job only begins with your spirit, which I protect and keep

Rest peaceful tonight my sweetness, and don’t forget my love
For your soul was protected from the beginning, when I was sent from above.

My loving arms are always there should you need support.
Let no one tell you lies, which evil will contort.

My protection is with God, and my soul belongs up high
For now though my darling, I will stand by your side.

Powers beyond comprehension are flowing through you
Do not forget who stands beside you, and who also loves you true.



Love always
Mark

12/5/10
I wish i have you right beside me right now, my heart and soul call for you .

I can't wait to get into that plane

We are both counting darling

Hi Honey

My coming home is getting closer. I am currently getting ready to quickly travel to the UK. I have been asked to come down for the total completion of this transaction. I should be there for only one day and hopefully be on a flight back home on Wednesday. I will copy you my flight ticket so that you can have a full ittenery of my flight back home. I am really looking forward to us, and I will be so happy when we are finally able to make this dream come true.

Love always
Mark

12/6/10
Hi darling here is my flight home if we can meet at the airport let me know ok . I love you .
(again accompanied with the itinerary)

12/6/10
I'll always be there
in any time,
in every place,
to touch you,
to love you,
to wipe the
tears from your face.
I'll be the
warm wind
between shadow
and stone,
taking your heart
into the depths
of my own.
I'll be with you
wherever you go,
on the clouds
on high,
on the firm
ground below.
I'll be with you
in unexpected ways,
to guide you,
to watch you,
through all your days.
For you're in my heart,
and you're in my mind,
and I'm with you now
and for all time.

And the final one (so far)
12/7/10
Hi Honey
I feel extremely weary and reluctant to send you this message. However, desperate situations do require desperate solutions.
I was summoned by the British petroleum organisation to present my self at the UK on getting there I was arrested. I was immensely baffled and wondering what my offence could be. I have never in my life had a reason to go to court or arrested.I felt so embarrassed and humiliated.
Upon my arrival I was made to understand that the check I paid for my crude oil licence bounced back and apparently that is a serious offence. They said I tried tricking them into getting a license which has not been duly paid for. I was really gutted because there's a very reasonable amount of money in my bank account.

I called my bank to know why the check was returned unpaid. They informed me that they've been trying to reach me. There's been a fraudulent activity on my bank account. Which has made the bank applied a temporary hold on my account. They need me to come back home visit the bank, set up new security on my banking details and then they can release the account again.
I need to let you understand that I cannot go back on this I need to get this whole thing sorted before I leave. The eventual profit from this transaction is quite enormous. It's going to be about the biggest for me and I promise you that you are also going to be a partaker of this.
I want you to help me with some money to offset this bill so that I can make it back home without any hitch. You cannot regret this at all. I would also love you to please meet me at the airport upon my arrival. They will not let me to go until I have paid this fee and it might even attract a court charge. I have nothing on me right now to pay them but trust me darling I do have money at home. And since you and I will be meeting as soon as I get back home I shall be paying you back immediately.
I feel bad because this seems weird but I am unfortunately faced with this situation now and there's nothing I can do about it. You're about my only last hope now. Please do not let me down. This might just be a test of love. pray that we are able to overcome it. There is a copy of the letter i was given by the BP C.E.O . Please i need you now sweetie .

I care more than you know.
Mark
xoxo

My reply to him:
12/7/10

Mark:
I am so sorry but I will not be able to meet you at the airport or anywhere. I have been experiencing some very horrible migraines the past couple of weeks and no medication I have taken has helped them. I have been doing some testing the last few days to see what was going on. That is why I have not been sending you emails and texts as I had recently. I so miss you. I had an appointment with the doctor this morning to go over the reports and the news is not good. I don't want to burden you with it because of all your problems.
Suffice it to say that I am a very sick person with a tumor that is inoperable. In light of the emotional strain you went through with your late wife, I would not want you to experience such grief again. I will be leaving to stay with my family so that they may help take care of me during this time.
I am so sad that we will not get a chance to meet but your love will forever remain in my heart. Some things are just not meant to be and it seems that this is one of them. There is nothing that you can do to help me at this point.
Let us say goodbye and know that we will meet sometime in the future in another place where there are no boundaries.

Forever your Darling,

Lisa

I just couldn't resist giving him a dose of his own medicine!
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#41912 by Bankster Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:59 am
There's no doubt that this is a scam. As you've already discovered on your own (good research! :-) ) the scammer has used the names Mark Darling, Mark West, John(son) Leigh, Robert Evans, Mark Coker and Shawn Gretchen in the past.

Thank you for posting his messages here for others to see. He will likely ignore your goodbye message; expect him to continue with his script and ask you for money soon. If he does, please post the mails here so other women he's trying to scam find them when they google his name. Thank you! :-)
#57324 by scammedtoo Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:33 am
This MATCH.COM scammer is up to it again. The following were sent to me.

This creep tells you that his subscription is running out of match.com to get your email address, then the game continues. He then pulls his profile on the match.com service. His name seems bogus: mineaunult. He claims to like the "adventure of visiting New Zealand" even though he apparently lived there, and his spelling is horrendous for a so called "educated" man. BE WARE. He sends a youtube video with a song called, "Will you be my hero"

____________________ His poem, recycled over and over...

The heart of me.

The heart of me is easy to find
If you just look beyond the obvious
It lies protected behind walls constructed from pain
But there is a door with no lock or key
just push past the obvious

The soul of me is easy to find
It is tucked beneath logic and reasoning
encased in grace and understanding
cemented in an undying love for God.

Can you give what matters most?
Can you give past your own pain?
If my heart and soul is all you seek than this journey is light.
If my boyish charm is what you crave, than your search will be brief.
If my masculine wiles tantalize your heart, than open it up to me completely.

Half a love is no love at all.
Partial understanding is ignorance
To push past the door to my heart takes heroic trust
The capture of my love requires transparency

This is the only way I know how to love
The only way I can trust
The only way I will be caught.

Many have started the journey
Daily they pursue, so distant with such clear paths
And my heart and soul waits for a victor!

Are you up for the challenge?

xoxo
Leonard.




Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:42:25 -0700
From: [email protected]
Subject: more about me


Thanks for your email. I am developing a habit of checking my emails always to check if you wrote. With you I would want us to have total freedom and openness, there will be no point for us to play around. We'd better open up and just say it as it is. I truly appreciate what you do for the young ones. I think it's important that we get more people to work with the young ones. It's a pleasure to know you.

Long lasting honest and genuine relationship is also what i am looking for. And I know it takes one day at a time, but we can gradually climb on the ladder of love. I will not rush you into anything but I want you to put this at the back of your mind that I do not have games to play and I am looking for something that will last a lifetime for sure. I do have my children to protect and my heart to guard too.

about my children's ambition

John who is who has turned 11 has a desire to be a pilot but at the same time he loves football (soccer) I am helping him in whatever he wants to be in his life. Gold 16 will be a nurse just like her late mum. she is heading that direction already and am very excited about it because she will at least be able to help save lives and in plant something positive in the lives of people. Whatever they desire in life, it's our duty as parents to help them through it all.

My ultimate goal is to have a all round happiness. And what that means is to be fulfilled in every area of my life and to see my kids grow up to be important people in the society. Giving positively to the world we live in. I hate mind games, I do not strive on drama I keep it real and that's how it should remain. I think I am really liking you. I went to college in the uk .


My day
My typical day activities actually. I wake, say a little prayer and read the word. Go out and work out for a little bit. Grab coffee (don't really do breakfast) go out for my meetings or stay at home and do more researches and make business contacts. Get back in the evening. Take a shower, grab something to bite. Take a shower chill and watch TV. Play my piano talk to my kids and sometimes go back to the gym.

I would love to speak to you, please give me a telephone number to reach you.

I am glad to that we are gradually connecting.

I will be your hero someday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKPXzvwBCts

Love always

Leonard.
#57529 by scammedtoo Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:01 am
BEWARE of anyone who tries to get your email address by saying his subscription to match.com is running out.
BEWARE of anyone who seems too eager to be in a relationship without ever meeting.

Thank you to whoever submitted her scam info. It helped me to determine that this is the same scammer:

This is the flow of emails...

I have a news that I am not too happy about but I guess I've got no option that to deliver it just as it is. I have been working on a transaction for a little over 4 months now and I thought I could complete that transaction within the states, but unfortunately I will have to make an urgent trip to the UK then maybe to Saudi Arabia.. I am pretty nervous about so I will try Saudi Arabia so I will try my best to conclude everything in the UK.

please darling do know that my heart will be with you. I will be away for a total of about 6 days and as soon as I come back, I wanna meet up with you. We should not tarry any longer. We could talk over email and chat but seeing each other would make the real connection.

Keeping in touch with you while am away will not be a problem because I will have my laptop computer with me and should be able to connect to the internet. I will also give you the numbers to which you can call me when I get to my destination.

I will be thinking about you and I pray that this whole thing works out for us, because I have got a soft spot for you, although we have not even met each other yet.

take care of yourself now. You are in my thoughts and I will call you tonight as I have to leave tomorrow morning.

Your dream man
Leonard.


My final reply...

Leonard:
The universe works in strange ways. This week I have been contacted by an old flame who wants to rekindle a relationship. Because I haven't met you yet, I will choose to pursue a relationship with this other person. I wish you the very best in finding what you are looking for. Please don't continue to email since that may set up an uncomfortable situation with my boyfriend.

A pure heart shines forth above all.





Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:46:33 -0700
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: I just left you another message


I just want you to know that people are pretty different. I know you have been through some difficult things but I also believe that sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs before you meet your prince charming. I am not gonna hurt you I can guarantee that. I need you to completely open up to me. I know that we have not met yet yes I agree with you but you and I meeting each other should be a confirmation of what is about to happen. What have you been up to today? How have you been? share your day with me.

xoxo
Leonard.

6/29/11

I agree that email relationship is not personal enough and I am willing to make the next steps. Chemistry really matters and yes we need to meet face to face to ensure that it happens. I had several people emailing me on match.com telling me how good looking I am..oh how they wanna visit me immediately infact someone got very naughty and for a first timer that seems very weird. Can I call you this evening?

xoxo
Leonard.

6/28/11

I am so glad you love it darling... I would love to speak to you this evening or tomorrow morning......


I already knew he was a scammer at this point...

Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 7:32 PM
Subject: RE: I just left you another message

Dear Leonard. This is a beautiful poem. Did you write it?



6/30/11

Good morning. How are you?



Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:35 AM
Subject: RE: a poem for you
Leonard,

I can't believe it. My friend was over and he said he would write you a poem. I let him do it, but he didn't let me read it before he sent it. I'll have to talk to him about this one. Sorry, I should have read it first.


6/29/11

I have my answers here babe

1. Middle name is Johnson.
2. Single Child
3. 16/02/1960
4. Sky blue
5. Strawberry
6. I wear Euphoria for men
7. Seafood, Italian
8. Fruits
9. Dislike
10. soccer big Chelsea fan
11. Nuts (Cashew)
12. Rotorua, NZ.
13. C300 2008 Mercedes Benz
14. Like to give and receive message
15. Both with company
16. Boxers (I even prefer naked)
17. What do I do for a living? Crude oil consultant, price negtiator, crude oil quality control test engineer.

With kisses
Leonard.


Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:37:41 -0700
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: a poem for you

Awwww this is beautiful. did you write this? OMG I love it thanks a lot I love it....



To: Leonard Mineanult <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:49 PM
Subject: a poem for you
the heart and soul


hearts have been broken, you know

inner souls reveal more

the dark souls have dark hearts too

withered and sick

it must be hard to live this way

may the real identity someday find

that kindness is the way

honesty is upright

beauty is on the inside

money is poison

and the real hero is compassion for others

try it sometime

and you may find

that life gives you more

than the dark side is able


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6/28/11:


The heart of me.

The heart of me is easy to find
If you just look beyond the obvious
It lies protected behind walls constructed from pain
But there is a door with no lock or key
just push past the obvious

The soul of me is easy to find
It is tucked beneath logic and reasoning
encased in grace and understanding
cemented in an undying love for God.

Can you give what matters most?
Can you give past your own pain?
If my heart and soul is all you seek than this journey is light.
If my boyish charm is what you crave, than your search will be brief.
If my masculine wiles tantalize your heart, than open it up to me completely.

Half a love is no love at all.
Partial understanding is ignorance
To push past the door to my heart takes heroic trust
The capture of my love requires transparency

This is the only way I know how to love
The only way I can trust
The only way I will be caught.

Many have started the journey
Daily they pursue, so distant with such clear paths
And my heart and soul waits for a victor!

Are you up for the challenge?

xoxo
Leonard.

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On 6/28/11:

Ok Babe,
Heres a list of question for you: How are you hon? I am thinking about you and I can't explain this.....

1. Middle name?

2. Any siblings/Mother/Father

3.Birthday?

4.Favorite Color?

5.Favorite Smell?

6. Do you wear colonge?

7. Favorite Foods?

8. Vegetable/ Fruit like or dislike?

9. Cakes/cookies/brownies/chocolate etc- likes/dislike?

10. Sports/teams-likes/dislikes?

11. Do you like nuts/sunflower seeds/popcorn?

12. Born ?

13.What do you drive ?

14. Like massages? give / receive ?

15. Shower/Bath?

16.Underwear or nothing? lol

17. What do you do for a living?

It will be interesting to read your response to this.


Love always
Leonard.

__________________________

On 6/27/11:


I can call you this morning if you don't mind.

Leonard


__________________________________

On 6/27/11:


Thanks for your email. I am developing a habit of checking my emails always to check if you wrote. With you I would want us to have total freedom and openness, there will be no point for us to play around. We'd better open up and just say it as it is. I truly appreciate what you do for the young ones. I think it's important that we get more people to work with the young ones. It's a pleasure to know you.

Long lasting honest and genuine relationship is also what i am looking for. And I know it takes one day at a time, but we can gradually climb on the ladder of love. I will not rush you into anything but I want you to put this at the back of your mind that I do not have games to play and I am looking for something that will last a lifetime for sure. I do have my children to protect and my heart to guard too.

about my children's ambition

John who is who has turned 11 has a desire to be a pilot but at the same time he loves football (soccer) I am helping him in whatever he wants to be in his life. Gold 16 will be a nurse just like her late mum. she is heading that direction already and am very excited about it because she will at least be able to help save lives and in plant something positive in the lives of people. Whatever they desire in life, it's our duty as parents to help them through it all.

My ultimate goal is to have a all round happiness. And what that means is to be fulfilled in every area of my life and to see my kids grow up to be important people in the society. Giving positively to the world we live in. I hate mind games, I do not strive on drama I keep it real and that's how it should remain. I think I am really liking you. I went to college in the uk .


My day
My typical day activities actually. I wake, say a little prayer and read the word. Go out and work out for a little bit. Grab coffee (don't really do breakfast) go out for my meetings or stay at home and do more researches and make business contacts. Get back in the evening. Take a shower, grab something to bite. Take a shower chill and watch TV. Play my piano talk to my kids and sometimes go back to the gym.

I would love to speak to you, please give me a telephone number to reach you.

I am glad to that we are gradually connecting.

I will be your hero someday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKPXzvwBCts

Love always

Leonard.


________________________________________
On 6/27/11:

It states my middle name Johnson. No other name. My mom loves calling me Johnson so my full name is Leonard Johnson Mineanult.



To: [email protected]
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2011 4:45 PM
Subject: RE: about me
FYI: Your phone number, when called, states someone else's name.

________________________________

First, a wink on 6/24/11

Adam seeks Eve......
I have decided to give life a new chance. If you have the opportunity to change the world in what direction would you change it? People say life is short, but I say life is short, it is a journey and you decide what direction you want your short journey of to take I have learnt to be honest and straight forward and try to find those things that makes me happy. I am an honest man…

51-year-old M
seeking F 40-60
in Medford, Massachusetts, US

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THEN, AN EMAIL on 6/25/11:

RE: Hello. I'm following up on a wink. I read you...


It feels to be in contact with you. My name is Leonard Mineanult. I am from New Zealand and I am here now on a permanent basis. I do not know exactly where to start from but I am very delighted at the chance/prospect of communicating with you. It's hard to meet people these days. I hardly do bars or clubs and meeting people has just been so hard but I'm grateful for this chance that I have. The recent earthquake in New Zealand really affected many major members of my family.

I never done this ever before, but in all honesty how else can I meet people if I don't do this. I am extremely new to this, so you will have to be patient with me while I learn how to date through the internet and eventually making it a reality. I am very easy going, full of purpose with a great sense of humour. I am down to earth and the only reason why I'm here is because I truly wanna settle down with a woman who is honest and a woman who attaches great importance to happiness and family values.

I lost my wife in 2008 and it's been very very difficult but am glad now that I'm out of my shells and it's time to live again. I am currently residing here and I plan to stay here for the rest of my life. Americans are very friendly and open. I have absolutely enjoyed living here and this is my new home. I left New Zealand simply because I wanted to start life all over again.

My subscription will run out soon but I honestly do not wanna lose contact with you so I would advise that you email me using my personal email address which is:
leonardmineanult39
at yahoo dot com (leonardmineanult39 /at/ yahoo / dot / com) Who knows we might end of making this work and we can be happy together forever.

Love always
Leonard.

6/25/11
I am ready to start a new adventure but before I start talking can you please confirm that I have got the right email address for you.

xoxo
Leonard





Thank you for taking out your precious time to send me an email, it really did feel good to hear from you. I am glad that we have connected, I was really scared that I will lose contact with you simply because my subscription was running out and I didn't plan on renewing it. I feel I need to move on no matter what had happened in the past. I am new to this online dating thing and it sometimes makes me feel nervous I feel it is because I have been in my shells in the past years of my life after the death of my wife. Lately I realized that I must move on ith my life as I have grieved enough that was why i joined match.com



I have two children from my late wife and they mean the world to me and they live with their granny as in New Zealand as there would be no one to give them that much needed motherly love. I look forward to having them live with me some time in a very near future when I have a one big and happy family. My relocation was as a result of my inablity to continue taking the pains of my late wife ís death. Everywhere I go I see things that reminds me of her. So I decided that the best thing for me to do was to start life all over again and give love a chance.


I am an engineer by training and an energy consultant by calling, my job involves the management of projects in the oil and gas industry. I am involved in the design, construction and commissioning of oil and gas facilities. I am also involved in the some consultancy works for sellers and prospective
buyers of crude oil, it ís basically a negotiators' job. I enjoy my job because it gives me some kind of fulfilment that I manage as essential commodity. My job sometimes also takes me round the globe as the demand for energy cuts across borders, I am also self employed. I used to enjoy my frequent trips when I just lost my wife but lately I have come to realize that there is more to life than just work as I have toiled hard all my life and look forward to spending the rest of my life with the love of my life.


I will add you to my IM so we can also IM each other when we have some time and please feel free to call me : (413) 238-1486 .I like to meet a woman who's loving, caring and affectionate. I like the sunrise and its set, I like it when it's chilly, warm a few. Well, I prefer going to New Zealand because of the great adventure and pleasure in there, the land of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and that is actually my home town. I love listening to slow rock, R and Bs, Jazz, Gospel and sometimes pop. I can't wait to know you more, tell me your likes and dislikes. Tell me about yourself, can we talk on the phone and what is the best time to call?. Waiting earnestly to hear from you. I really do not know what else to tell you as I am new to this but would be willing to answer any questions that would make us better know each other. I would stop here as I need to get to work but it did feel good reading your email and sending you another. Can' t wait to hear from [email protected]};-:x


Leonard
#71076 by brooks87 Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:39 pm
I have been scammed by the same person. He now goes by the name of Steve Harrington. Same phone number. He was on match.com.
#71105 by Bubbles Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:02 am
Welcome to ScamWarners brooks87. I am sorry to hear you were scammed. Scammers often have more than one profile on a website. They are trying to catch as many victims as they can.

If this facade or a person Steve Harrington has a different email address from what has been posted already, please post this additional information. Thank you.

Bubbles, former Scamwarners moderator.

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