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First reported as Sue Dinwiddie
|Also reported as:||Farry|
|Known location(s):||Lagos (Nigeria)|
|Address(es):||50 Rolling Park Drive North, Massillon, Ohio, USA|
|Found on website(s):||Shaadi|
|Available fake documents:||view fake documents|
Report N1 (added on September, 29, 2008)
I start, I so wish that I'd come across this site before I fell for this dating scam. I was scammed of US$3,537 and felt ashamed, betrayed, and stupid for falling for the schemes of such lowly, scheming bastards. Although I'm kind of over it now, every time I think of it, I get pissed. But I guess you learn from your mistakes and keeping informed and being aware is the best way to fight these scammers. The plot in this scam is very intricate and these scammers do their homework very well.
INTRODUCTION: I met Sue Dinwiddie (hereafter referred to as "she") on a matrimonial website called www.shaadi.com. She said she was originally from Massillon, Ohio, both her parents were dead and she'd grown up in U.K. and U.S. both. She had deactivated her profile on the website after she started chatting with me and asked me for my Yahoo ID right away. She said the reason for deactivating her profile was because she was only interested in me and wanted to start a life together with me. She said she was self employed and sold clothing goods in different African countries. She also claimed to work as a contract worker for UNICEF in Nigeria. We exchanged emails and chatted initially for about a month and a half and she seemed to get pretty close to me and said that she'd fallen in love with me. I was kind of smitten too, and it seemed like it was the right time for her to strike.
FIRST STRIKE - CUSTOMS HOLDING GOODS STORY: I was online on Yahoo messenger one morning and she made up a long, emotional, and dramatic story about her clothing goods being held by the Nigerian Customs Department and needed $5,300 to get her goods released. I was not thinking with my brain at that time and sent her the $2,000 I had in my account using Western Union. She told me to send the money to a person named Kayode Olayinka, because he was the manager of the hotel where she was staying and it was the most convenient thing for her. She was very thankful to me and said that she would make it up to me when she came to the U.S.
SECOND STRIKE - CUSTOMS HOLDING GOODS STORY (STILL!): She begged and begged and begged for some more money and I sent her $750 (Western Union) a week later to get her goods released from the Customs Department. I sent the money to a person named Kayode Olayinka again. She sent me an email after a couple of weeks saying that her goods were released and she'd be getting her money from the sale of her good soon. She promised me that she'd be visiting me for a week as soon as she got her money from the sale of her goods.
THIRD STRIKE - HOTEL BILL STORY: Now she had her goods released, but she said they couldn't sell her goods soon enough and she didn't know when she'd be getting her money. She said her hotel bills had piled up like crazy, and she didn't have money for food either. She said that if she didn't pay the hotel bills, she'd be thrown on the street. Again - she begged and begged and begged and I sent her another $700. This time, it was to a person named Idowu Oalk, using Western Union. Thankfully, that was the last time I sent over any money. She was extremely thankful and said that she loved me so much and she'd be visiting me very soon.
FOURTH FAILED ATTEMPT - CAR ACCIDENT: She disappeared for about a month and I was wondering where she was. She didn't answer any of my emails. One afternoon, I received an email from a person named Dr. James Bill of the Salvation Clinic. He said that a lady named Sue Dinwiddie had been in a car accident and they had to admit her to the emergency room and they needed about $350 to pay for the hospital fees. He said that she only had my name and address in her pocketbook and they didn't know of anyone else who could pay for her bills. I told him that I was not going to pay for any money for her. He the said that in case she didn't make it, I'd have to come and pick up her corpse. I asked him to send me her photos from the hospital, but he refused, saying that it was inhuman to take pictures of accident casualties. Finally he said that Idowu Oalk (the guy who I'd sent the money the last time) had paid for her hotel bills.
FIFTH FAILED ATTEMPT - BANK ACCOUNT STORY: She contacted me a couple of days after the so called car accident and asked for $890 to pay for her flight ticket. I told her that she'd already received her money from the sale of her goods - why doesn't she use that money? She said that she'd transferred all the money to a bank in the U.S. and they didn't know how long it'd take them to transfer the money back. These scammers sure know how to beg - they don't stop begging! I flatly refused this time and she made up another story saying that the manager of the hotel where she was staying wanted to sleep with her and that was the only way she could get away with not paying the rent of the hotel where she was staying. She asked me if this was what I wanted her to do? I told her to take care of her own problems and that I couldn't send her any more money. She later replied that there's a new rule in Nigeria where you can't withdraw money once transferred to a bank in the U.S. - so she can't retrieve her own money which she has purportedly transferred to a bank in the U.S.
SIXTH FAILED ATTEMPT - CHECK TO DEPOSIT TO MY ACCOUNT: After all of this, I sent her an email saying that I was going to report her to the FBI if she didn't return my money. She said she felt very sad about this and had asked a friend of her, who owed her money, to mail me a check for $4,970. Now she wants me to deposit the check in my bank account and send her the remaining money (the difference) via Western Union so she can buy a plane ticket to the U.S. I'm still waiting for that check - I'm going to submit it to the appropriate authorities if I receive it.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: After her so-called car accident she managed to come online once and chat with me. I asked her for a contact person in the U.S. and she gave me a name and number of a lady in Kentucky, who she claimed to know extremely well. I called that number and the lady said that she has exchanged a couple of emails with Sue Dinwiddie, but never met her. She also gave me an address: 50 Rolling Park Drive North, Massillon, Ohio, saying that this was where she'd moved to. I don't know who's living there or if this is a real address at all. In addition, she has profiles on Yahoo and Reunion.com. I have provided the web pages containing her profiles in the additional documents section.