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First name: Joe
Last name: Stevens
Age: 49
Name aliases:
Romance scammer's Location(s):
Pretoria (South Africa)
Also claims to be in:
Phone number(s):
E-mail address(es):
Operates on site(s):
Imesh, Yahoo Messenger


REPORT N1 (added on June, 14, 2013)
Cathy (USA)

I started talking on imesh music program which seems to be the place for scammers to start sometimes and at the time I did not know this and was lead over to yahoo messenger for chats with him. We seemed to talk 2-3 times a day morning and at night. He is very calm and laid back nice guy to chat with very respectful. He told me he was from Alabama and had went to Texas and was working on a job proposal has a civil engineer. He knew I lived in Texas so we had talked about meeting and he seemed very upset that I had mentioned this after talking for 3 months he stated he was too busy and all of a sudden the next day he told me he was leaving for United Kingdom in Leytonstone that he had been working on an international contract. So we talked for a couple of months after this and he started asking me for a few hundred dollars to help him get by because he was putting all his money into his job and the workers and he needed to eat and pay a few bills so I sent him 450.00 then a month later he was needing more money to get food so I sent him 600.00 Then just last month he needed to have a Gallbladder surgery and he had been saying that he was sick for about 2 months. He needed 2000.00 for his surgery so he could get better and continue with his work there so I was stupid and helped him. Then 3 weeks after his surgery I was told that his Attorney Barrister Richard Smith had contacted him and he had been working on his fathers estate settlement in South Africa But this was after I had ask him how was Africa...He ask what do you mean so I played it off and said I was just wondering if you had ever been there I was looking at some pictures of S. Africa when in reality I had found a program to run his URL and it located him in Gambia South Africa so I knew he was already there. Then supposingly after he arrived there I was told he needed 2800.00 for processing of documents and he had made me the Benificiary of the will so I would be receiving 60% he gets 30% and 10% to charity of choice ...I told him that was crazy and how could that be he stated that is how his Mother and Father had set it all up he needed to have a Fiance or to be Married before we could do this also. Then he had his Attorney call me and tell me where to send the money wire to and that the name went to his assistants account in his office and once he received it he could have all documents processed in the supreme court there and the bank would be in touch with me and he would let me know if I needed to come there or not. He sent copies of the Will to me in my email and a deposit slip from 1998 showing where Joes mother and father had made such a deposit of 1.850.00 million dollars with my name on the will has beneficiary. Since then I have done further research to find he is from Nigeria and moved into South Africa for the winter there and he after a month still text me and sends me emails and calls me to try and help ask why am I doing this to him and he put his faith in me and gave me his heart why would I make him suffer then I found a couple of web sites such has one in Finland where he has one of the same pictures posted that I have and he just opened a Facebook account May 31 2013 with a couple of ladies on there has friends I told him I had a facebook acct and had found him there. And got into this argument with him about this and the females I have also warned them of his actions and sent them proof of what he is really trying to do. I hope this helps someone out there. Some of the scammers get you on Yahoo Messenger to chat with you and get you from there so just be very careful of all of the stories I have been a fool for the past yr up until now when I started getting skeptical and checking some things out so ant place like this I will let it be known and thank God for websites like these where we can go to check out things.

Scam Letters

Romance scam letter(s) from Joe Stevens to Cathy (USA)
Good Day Mrs Cathy,
Am very delighted and happy to let you know that everything will be perfect by the time you get to south Africa,and i never knew he did not show them to you but i want you to know the copy of this will is not to be given to anyone for security reasons and i will also send you the deposit slip you can get back to me if you have any question.
Best Regard
Barrister Richard Smith

Good Day Mrs Cathy,
The Slip is issued by the bank so now we have to change the ownership and then wait till you come so when the documents are out i will send to you and you can have them signed.
Best Regard
Barrister Richard Smith


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Created: 2013-06-14    Last updated: 2013-06-14    Views: 923