They know exactly what to say to make the victim fall in love with them and trust them completely.Once the scammer has caught his victim in his trap, he begins to ask for small amounts of money to assist him in daily expenses. He needs money to pay his medical bills after falling ill, he needs help because he was mugged, he needs your help buying a plane ticket so the two of you can finally be joined together.These women have lost thousands of dollars to this man, and been manipulated into assisting him with identity theft and fraud, and they may never truly know justice, and they will never see that money again.
So, I did what I would have done for any man I was invested in like that.
I gave him the money.”After transferring $7,000 to Walter’s bank account from her own savings account, Meade says her chats with the man became less frequent, and finally, stopped altogether.“I was taken for a fool,” Meade said, “and I was heartbroken.”But, while Walter had fallen on hard times, a Nigerian man thousands of miles away was making a killing as part of an operation of scammers who target men and women into romantic relationships only to leave them high and dry.
He was staying in Nigeria at the time because he had a contract with the “National Museum” in Lagos.
As time went by and her love for him deepened he began to have financial troubles.
The man Rhonda Meade fell in love with promised to elope with her to a tropical island paradise where they could be married along white beaches as the setting sun shimmered across vast, crystal-clear waters.
But, the only thing that ran away from the 36-year-old single mother’s life of hardship would eventually be all her savings and the security she had entrusted with “Walter.”Meade, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, was one of the millions of people who flock to the Internet each year in search of romance and a long-term relationship.Messenger from October 2006 through February 2007, Walter, a self-described white collar engineer and college sports enthusiast, ended up taking the spellbound Meade for the ride of her life.“We were going to get married,” she recalls, fighting back tears.“But, then, he told me he had lost his job, was laid off, and that he was in need.While this won't get you your money back, it will put them in their fraud database and help stop another person from sending him money.I know “Roy Innocent Moore” will more than likely never be caught and prosecuted for his many crimes, but that does not stop me from telling my story.The Internet Crime Complaint Center has an online form for you to submit all your information to so that they can compile a database about a scammer.