Romance scammer Laura Stone

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Name:Laura Stone
Also reported as:Sharon, Laura Jones, Adamari Lopez, Victoria Jane, Kelly, Sonya Johnson, Faith Clara Martins, Janet Anderson
Variants of name(s): Cleara, Jannet, Kelli, Kellie, Sharron, Sheron, Sherron, Sonia, Sonja, Vica, Vickky, Vicky, Victora, Victoriia, Victoriya, Victorya, Vika, Viki, Viktiorianna, Viktoria, Viktorija, Viktoriya, Vikusechek, Vikusi, Vikuska
Approximate age: 30
Known location(s): Cotonou (Benin); Kwara (Nigeria); Lagos (Nigeria)
Address(es): 404 Electric Avenue, Decatur, GA, Cotonou, Benin, West Africa
14 University Tanke, Kwara, Nigeria
Phone number(s): unknown
E-mail address(es):
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Available media: unknown
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Added report(s)

Report N1

Started asking for money after about 5 messages and several chats... Wanted money for visa and plane ticket to come see me...

James (USA)

Report N2 (added on August, 25, 2006)

This one is quite unique and has a crazy story.

Supposedly she is a free lance model who commands $25,000-$35,000 per photo shoot, and does this all wihtout help of agent or agency. This is bullshit. Secondly, she has been stranded in Benin for the last month, strangely surviving at the very beginning on about $50 in cash, because all her luggage was stolen. Sonehow she can remain in hotel without paying, but can not get return ticket back home. Now, what idiot flies to a country, who lives here in USA, on one-way ticket to do a job? She can negotiate $25,000 photo deals but is as illiterate as they come? Then, somehow she comes up with a lawyer to help her sue the company footing the photo shoot deal and that company Lux Soap, is commanded by Benin judge to pay her funds?
The story just keeps getting better.

But the real kicker, is that I have plainly told her I am highly suspicious, basically called her a scammer and that I work with an FBI friend who is investigating her story. She keeps coming at me trying to get help, so I am going to play this all the way through for the fun of it.

S. H. (USA)

Report N3 (added on September, 15, 2006)

Well, I met her through Place for Friends, a dating website. We chatted via Yahoo! Messanger mostly for the past 2 months. She appeared to be so genuine. She even claimed to be a born-again Christian and even quoted scripture to me. As I am a born-again Christian, I knew that what she was quoting was accurate. I told her I had been scammed in the past and was being very cautious. She reassured me every step of the way she was not only genuine, but told me she had been scammed in the past by a guy named Dave from Canada a few years ago. She told me she also was skeptical and was going to test me to see if I was genuine because she didn't want her heart to be broken again. The relationshi developed and when she inquired about us getting to gether, I said I would be more comfortable going to see her first because I been scammed once before several years ago by a Russian woman. She said she lookewd into information and cost and told me that because it was unseemly for women in her country to be seen entering a hotel with a man she wasn't married to. She said that the only way was to rent an apartment, but it could only be rented for a minimum of 3 months at a cost of $4500. She then suggested it might be cheaper for her to visit me. Well, this is where the bleeding of my bank account began. I paid for her passport and visa (around $600), and her plane ticket (around $1500). Then she said the embassy required her to have a Basic Traveling Allowance (BTA), spending money for anyone traveling to the U.S. on a tourist visa. 3 Days before she was supposed to come, she called me on the phone crying claiming the BTA money had been stolen during the night of her going away party (which I paid $200 for). She said they wouldn't let her on the plane without it and begged me to find a way to send a replacemnet BTA. I manged to get the money and sent it to her, but we had missed the scheduled flight she was supposed to be on (The flight information from Air France she sent me was legitimate), and we had to pay a reprocessing fee for both the BTA and the plane ticket. I paid them both. Then when she finally gave me the rescheduled flight information, she was now booked on a British Airways flight, but it was leaving from Accura, Ghana. The next day she informed me that she was required to pay $420 for the trip to Ghana. I was very suspicious by this time and bullshitted my wa out of paying it. A day later she claimed that the embassy required a madatory $500 refundable travel insurance fee. We are at this point now in our correspondence. This the classical visa & passport scam, which I already knew about and should have been more alert to. In additionto the monies for the above I paid she was able to nickel and dime me for various seemingly legitmate reasons. Some pocket monet because she spent hers travel to the agency and embassy arranging her flight, a birthday present for her friend Celina, a new outfit for Celina's birthday party, sexy underwear after we had decided that we wanted to get married.

Why I was fooled for so long was that she appeared so genuine, was able to effortlessly and rationally explain away any anomolies I came across in our correspondence, accurately quote Biblical scripture to a born-again Christian, talk just like a girlfriend, we talked online everyday for 3-4 hours a night (4-5 hours at first) and I though there was no way a scammer would put this much time and effort into a scam. She called me at least a dozen times during our 2 month correspondence. A month ago while I was having serious doubts about her, she said she would beg the embassy to give us more time to pay the replacement BTA money because we would not have it by the grace period they gave us. I told her if it helps, have them call me and I will explain everything.

Attached are all the photos Adamai Lopez sent me. I have also included the scans of her passport and visa that I made her send me and I paid for. She also sent me a couple of her baby pictures, photos of her pets and photos of her mom and dad which appear to make her seem genuine.

She also sent me a wink from a profile she had on Match under the username "essentialdoreen" (which she has now hidden) with completely different information, claiming to be 26 and from Davenport, IA. Attached is the photo that appeared on that profile.

Tom (USA)

Report N4 (added on July, 16, 2007)

I knew she was a scammer as soon as she contacted me I check on here alot.
She is in africa she says and comming back and I am sure she needs help getting back I did not fall for it.

Garry (USA)

Report N5 (added on October, 25, 2007)

This lady first contacted me on love access, then give me a yahoo address to coorespond with here, at first on her profile she said she was from the state of virginia then come to find out she is in nigera says she is a teacher and 28 years old, but after checking your site I see her age is different, I'm sending a picture of her I have several but they are already posted there. Had a few chats with her on yahoo chat, but that's was it.

Michael (USA)

Report N6 (added on September, 12, 2008)

Although I am embarrassed to tell anyone, I have to warn others about this girl - she went by Janet Rosa Anderson.

Jeff (USA)