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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • Submitted: 03/30/2010
  • Severity: 8

Mark Jeffrey Elly

Dating / In need of money

California City, CA Nigeria

This person just shows up through an online dating positing. Has his picture posted on Facebook,, etc... Is very charming and poses himself as being of a professional field (with me an Engineer). States that he is working on a project in a foreign land (for me Lagos, Nigeria). Within a week of talking through emails, he informed me that he lost his wallet and he has no money. He has a son but no family and no friends and doesn't know how they will eat. Requested for me to send $1,500 via Western Union. Became very upset when I wouldn't send the money. Stated that he is very rich but has no access to his money in Nigeria. Every week would request money for other needs. Keeps promising that he is collecting his money soon. Just needs help to collect it. Relationship becomes very intense and he begins to say how much he loves you and the emails begin to flow. Still requests large amounts of money. They states that he is placing you as a beneficary on an escrow account. Bank information seems legite. Bank located in Malaysia. In order to get the funds released $4,700 must be wired to Bank of Central Malaysia. When the banks were called by obtaining information on the internet, those banks verified that no such accounts were valid and that the sum to transfer funds is $100.00 regardless of amount. This person always has a reason why the banks aren't validating the funds - because they are trying to steal them! Also has business clients who owes him money but he can't ask them because they are busy. Beware.....this guy is very cleaver and will play stupid until it is time to get money from you! Says his parents and wife have all died. He has no family as he is the only child and his wife was an orphane. Parents were only children too!!!! He has no one but YOU!!!! All the websites have him living in different parts of the United States. But when you ask him where he is from he never gives actual information.

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  • Emie
  • Submitted: 04/05/2010
These scammers do not post their own photos anywhere...they've been using different photos to scam people...I wonder if he's also the same guy I met in His name is Kurt Olson, has a legit email address Posted as a construction consultant, got a project in West Nigeria, got involved in a car accident, belongings was stolen, asking for help so he can get back to Canada...he gave me his mobile number for sms messaging...when I called to surprise him, I heard a Nigerian accent guy...the line got static, the first thing he said was " is that you Mark?", I think he has an accomplice in Nigeria and here in the US. Kurt Olson's english writings is very good, he said his mother just died recently (from France) and father never met (from Denmark). No family but a daughter named Annie that lives with her mother. Our conversation got so intense...he was able to get $600.00 from me
  • MED
  • Submitted: 04/14/2010
Thank you for responding. That is interesting about the call. I was given a number too and called and had a Nigerian accent so I ended the call right away. I thought how wierd this guy is supposed to be from The Netherlands but he sounds Nigerian! I was provided several pictures of him and his son. Did he provide you with any? As for having an accomplice here in the US I wondered about that too. He kept asking me to give him my bank account number so that he could have this guy here in the US transfer money to it. I wouldn't give it! I am so curious if this is the same guy. When did you last talk to him?
  • lami
  • Submitted: 01/27/2011
i met him through, second day we talked he copy and paste every love stories, describing even how my body that he never seen beautiful......... and the list goes on i made copies from them, he even sometimes he mess up describing him not her, i knew something wrong but i liked the emails, today email asking for money, he is antique collector and seller, so last night nigerian costom didn't let him leave the contry with them until he pay 3,800 he payed 2,000 and he still need the rest, ok this is a copy of his email:

Thanks for writing back...Right now everything seems really bad for me, am not happy with myself. I had to go through some Customs clearance process here.... the Customs checked my Goods and they're much so they billed me out before I can be allowed to get along with it on plane the Antiques worth thousand dollars of goods that I bought but they want me to get the clearance first before they pass me back to the state because it's meant to be...and am planning to get back to state this week. I Thank God everything has been solved but I was required to pay them some cash to get my stuff out of Customs seizure...And right now all the money I have with me I have used it to Buy all the items and there's no other way I can Pay for the stuff but I was ask to pay the money so that they will release the goods to me otherwise it might lead to the Governor of the state here. Pls I really need your help. I have been able to pay the customs $2,000 and all they want me to pay is $3,800 all what I need right now’s $1,800. I want you to lend me the money when I get back to state I will pay you back… You will need to send the money to me via MoneyGram to my full name becouse is fast and easy the hotel address that I lodge in down here in Nigeria…. I will anxiously await your urgent correspondence.


right before that this is the email he sent me:

Thanks for writing back to me... Never did I imagine that I would ever meet you, especially not in the form of a chat friend. God has got his own reasons for us to meet and come this far. But I hope our love will flourish beyond what it is right now. Distance maybe just a part of the reason why sometimes we think we can't handle this whole relationship, but I am sure our love for each other is way far stronger then any oceans can come across.

I am writing you this letter to tell you that my love for you is so real that I can't find any words to describe my feelings for you. At the same time I would like to thank you for all your patience while our relationship had to go through high waves and hard rocks.. My love for you has grown so strong that I can never imagine a life without you now.
I will always be yours no matter what the world turns out to be. My heart will always yearning for your love and care forever. I love you always.

Missing you,

he is begging now on messenger even though i told him i can't help ....
what do i do i can't let him go before he get caught? thank god i'm not as damn as he thought.

ps: he asked for my adress so when he come back to usa he come straight to my house.

  • MED
  • Submitted: 01/27/2011
hello. I just read your post. The best thing I can say is to just log off of messenger. If you don't he will only become mean. I must ask is the picture posted the same one he sent to you? Did he say that he has a son? Just run. If you are on this site it means that you realized he is a scammer.

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