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First name: Samuel
Last name: Obote
Age: 42
Name aliases:
Sam, Sameul, Sammuel
Romance scammer's Location(s):
Lagos (Nigeria); Yoshkar-Ola (Russia)
Also claims to be in:
Riverside, CA (USA)
17 Empress St, London, UK
Phone number(s):
E-mail address(es):
Operates on site(s):
Face Book, Mingle 2, Yahoo Messenger
Scam fake docs:


REPORT N1 (added on June, 27, 2012)
Lorra (USA)

States that he is a 42 year old Russian working as a petroleum engineer for Shell Development and lives in Riverside, CA but is working in London. Will write lovely romantic letters, but always has an excuse as to why you can't meet. After several months of gaining your trust will then ask for money. Reports that he has applied for an oil lease from Sao Tome e Principe and that has a written contract between himeself, the government of Sao Tome e Principe, and an Italian oil company. Will state that a bank account needs to be opened in London at a specific bank and once funds are deposited, will claim that govertment tax documents are needed and that he does not have the funds to pay the tax fees. Will send you a copy of a Russian passport (that is a fake). Will have you wire funds via Western Union to London. BEWARE this man is a scammer. Once you call his bluff he will have his boss at Shell in the US send a cashier's check for the amount of funds he stole from you plus extra he wants sent to him via Western Union. The cashier's check is fraudulent. BEWARE!!!!!
REPORT N2 (added on August, 2, 2013)
Jeanne (USA)

I was scammed by this man. We communicated for over 1 and 1/2 years. He is very smooth and very convincing (and I'm not stupid). As mentioned previously.. He says he is from Russia and is a contractor for Shell Oil as an Petrochemical Engineer who travels around to different oil rigs as a consultant. He won one of several shares in oil rights given out by Sao Tome and needs money for taxes, licenses, etc. He has a signed contract. Will ask you to open an account overseas, in my case it was Italy as the company he has the contract with (to lease his rig) is Italian. I don't recall the name but it is a legitimate company just has no business with him. Like the other person said, he always has an excuse to not be able to meet with you, even up to the last minute. After he put me through HELL (which by the way he will never admit), he had the gall to ask me for more money so that he could get back to Russia to get an inheritance from his late uncle because he was dying!!!
There is so much more to write but it would take a novel.
PLEASE stay away from him.


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Created: 2012-06-27    Last updated: 2013-08-03    Views: 1004