Name: Cynthia Vanderpore
Location: accra, Ghana
Address: 662 Kaneshie
On web sites: up for it yahoo messenger
Report: I was contacted by Cynthia Vanderpore on the website up for it and she started chatting, she then gave me her Yahoo ID and told me to add her on my Messenger, so I did. I've been talking to her via yahoo messenger for about a week, she asked me for my cell phone number, I trusted her so I gave it to her, she has called me several times. During the week we talked about our selves and getting personal them on Friday 11/9/2012 we were talking and out of the conversation, she asked me for a favor. She wanted me to send her 135.00 dollars so she could pay her internet bill before it was cut off on Tuesday 11/20/2012, she kept reminding me that she needed the money or we would not be able to chat any more and we would loose contact, she wanted me to by an international calling plan so we could text each other. I thought she was looking for a friend but as it turned out all she wants is money.
Name: Olga Prigunova
Location: Velsk, Russia
On web sites: www.match.com
Report: I was scammed out of several thousand dollars over a period of 2 months, I'm really ticked off that I was so stupid to fall for all of this mess, I finally found that it was a scam but it was to late and I want to prevent someone else from getting nailed by this idiot if I can.
I found her profile on match.com, read it and it was very short but interesting, all I did was send a ''wink'' and a short email to say I enjoyed reading her story and that she seemed to be an interesting person, the following day I received an email reply.
The first email I listed above caught my eye because I am a decent man who would not ever have contact with what I would consider a perverted person, so this got me interested, there was a total of 93 email letters received from this person by myself form 9-12-2012 - 11-10-2012, I can see now that most of the first mails were just from a template with my name inserted, but as the contact continued we did have live email exchange and she also called me on a ''pay phone'' three times, the calls were very short and I was always told that was because of bad connection, I was ask for $710 to cover documents but not until she supposedly tried to take care of it her self and then to her surprise had learned that the cost was much more than expected, the sob story of ''what do we do now? I don't know how I can make so I can come to you'' got me in a soft spot and like a idiot I sent her the (as she called it)'' the means '' for the documents, I then sent $1128.00 for a plane ticket, after the supposed arrival to the airport in Moscow, she could not board plane because customs required that she have a sum of $2970.00 in her possession so she could prove that she had the means to provide for herself if need be when she had arrived to America, she told me the money would not be spent and that it would be returned to me upon arrival, I fell for the scam hook line and sinker, the money was never requested by Olga Prigunova, she or whoever it was I spoke with only made it to where after they had supposedly tried to do it there self, they would then mail me to say it looked hopeless and that it seemed that there as no way ''she'' could ''arrive to me'' it was all a game to play on a persons sympathy so they would offer to help and that was was the root of the scam, offering the possibility of a wonderful relationship and playing on the persons sympathy so they would agree to help make it happen, it's really played out to be a win, win for both persons....
I sent the $2970.00 as requested, I was ask to send it in three separate transactions because that amount could not be received in an airport and to receive the entire amount would require that she left airport and traveled to a bank with a western union branch in it, I sent three transactions of $990.00 each along with the control number needed for her to receive the funds, she returned my email thanking me for helping us to be together, all seemed good, then the very next day i got bad news, she had been stopped by girl and while she was being ask question she was hit in head from behind and robbed, she had spent the night in police station and was told that there was gangs that had been doing these things in the area, she had left airport to go to internet cafe so she could send me email update when it had happened, now she had only her documents and no money, so again customs would not allow her to board plane, she had missed her flight and could only schedule new flight if she had the sum/means that customs required, this was a hard one for me, but I was lead to believe she was now stranded in airport with no money, no way to fly to me or to even go back home, she was scared and in such a big city, she was sitting in internet cafe with a bandage on her head and crying because she did not know what now to do... I could not bare the thought of this being the case so I agreed that I would send another sum of $2970.00 so she could make flight, she was very excited I was willing to help and promised she would return the funds as soon as she arrived, I was sent copy of new flight plan and copy of all documents that she had acquired form the very beginning, train ticket, visa, health inspection, letter from police that they would accompany her to plane because of the robbery.... everything seemed to be in order, but it was all a big scam......
Several times I had ask questions and they did not get answered, this did throw up a red flag but I knew that the language barrier could be an issue so I excused most of them, when I pressed the issue she would respond to the questions I ask at least in part.
Yep Igot scammed good on this one.