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First name: Richard
Last name: York
Age: 61
Name aliases:
Rechard, Ric, Ricard, Rich, Richie, Richy, Ritchard
Romance scammer's Location(s):
Accra (Ghana)
E-mail address(es):
Operates on site(s):


REPORT N1 (added on November, 29, 2011)
Philippa (South Africa)

Scammed by guy who claimed he is a Colonel in the US Army stationed in Iraq. Was to retire soon. Send some luggage before retiring with a "friend/Diplomat" who got stuck in Ghana. He needed money to clear his luggage at Customs. "Friend/Diplomat" by the name of "Jalil" did not have enough money for clearance. "Jalil" asked me to send 2300 US$ to "Asante Sarpong" at Customs in Ghana. The "Colonel" told me he could not access any of his money in Iraq, will I please send the money, he will pay me back.
That done, asked for more money for a "certificate" stating that the money in his luggage belonged to him and was not money laundering. Money for the "Lawyer" and "Court" to obtain the certificate amounted to almost 8000 US$ which I did not send. His name (real)? is Richard York. Said he was born and raised in California. Parents deceased, one adopted son named Daniel who is in California. The photo he mailed me was that of General Wesley Clark of the US.

Scam Letters

Romance scam letter(s) from Richard York to Philippa (South Africa)
Hello Philippa,

Thank you for your message. How are you? I trust that you are doing fine. Thank you very much for your compliment about my photo.
A little about me, I am the Colonel in charge of logistics in the US army but i am currently on operations in Iraq. I have been here for the past 11 months and i have just up to 3 weeks more till i return home for my retirement.

I am 61 years old. I am a widower since 2004 with one adopted son who is just 17 and i love and miss so much.
I consider myself shy but i have a very great sense of humor, trust worthy, genuine and i am looking for someone like that too to spend the rest of my life with. Someone i can love and cherish and call mine. I am very romantic, open minded, optimistic person and i think it's not fun to have fun alone. I like to swim, bike around town on my Harley, play tennis and golf, go to the stadium to watch a professional sporting


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Created: 2011-11-29    Last updated: 2011-11-29    Views: 2066