Ghana Fraud: Man Victimized by African-Based Lonely Hearts Computer Scam Spends Tens of Thousands

This photo was used to lure Ronnie Robinson to send money to Ghana

A friend of mine has been the victim of a lonely hearts-style fraud, giving thousands of dollars he cannot afford to a group of men in Africa posing as a woman in love with him.

I finally had to intervene last week and I do not even know how effective this is going to be.

But first, let me set the stage. Much of the material in the story originally appeared in the Niagara Falls Reporter. 


Ronald Robinson [not his real name] is 79.

When he was 72, he admitted to me that he wired $5,500 to Nancy, a woman he met in an online chat room. I found out this week that over the years, it turned out it was much more.  He admitted that he had sent $50,000 total to Nancy.

Before you laugh at him or call him crazy, consider his story.

A few years back, my associate, the late Mike Hudson helped me expose the scam in the Niagara Falls Reporter so that others might not be fooled. Sadly, not only are others still being fooled, but Ronnie continued to pump money to his Nancy – and her lawyer and other friends who said they were trying to get Nancy to America where she could be with him.

He had promised me he would stop sending her money years ago.

It began with a few small moneygram transders. The first one, a mere $75 to help her out with groceries.

Small initial loans to help her pay utility bills quickly turned into large amounts meant to cover the cost of her travel to America and for clearing up some paperwork problems that prevented her from leaving the West African nation of Ghana.

Pages and pages of text messages sent back and forth between Robinson and the women he knew as Nancy, reveal a lonely man living with his elderly mother, a man whose desire for feminine companionship was so great he was ready to believe anything.

According to the U.S. State Dept., thousands of Americans fall victim every year to foreign-based online scams such as the one that conned Robinson. Africa is a hotbed of such activity, and the problem is so acute in Ghana that the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana has issued an alert concerning it.

The anonymity of the Internet means that the U.S. citizen cannot be sure of the real name, age, marital status, nationality, or even gender of the correspondent.

In the majority of cases reported to the embassy, the correspondent turned out to be a fictitious persona created only to lure the U.S. citizen into sending money.

Many Americans have reported losing thousands of dollars through these scams, and because the scammers work from internet cafes, they are very elusive, and recovering money sent is virtually impossible.

“United States citizens should be alert to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to live in Ghana who profess friendship or romantic interest over the Internet,” the warning begins. “Correspondents who quickly move to discussion of intimate matters could well be the inventions of scammers. If they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it.

“Before you send any money to Ghana, please take the time to be very well informed. Start by considering the fact that scams are common enough to warrant this warning. Next, look over this partial list of indicators. If any of them sound familiar, you are likely the victim of an internet scam.”

Warning signs include having met the love interest on the internet rather than face to face, talk of love coming at warp speed, the prospective lover’s consistent use of lower case “I’s” and other grammatical errors, the need for loans and, finally, an inability to get out of Ghana even after the victim has sent large sums of money for visas and airline tickets, the embassy reports.

“Cases bearing these and other hallmarks have all proven to be scams intended to separate sympathetic people from their money,” the embassy advises. “In the event you do lose money, be warned that your chances of getting it back are almost nil. This type of crime is not a priority for local police, even if they had the resources to tackle it. The Embassy can offer a sympathetic ear but, often, little else.”

Above is one of many pictures of Nancy Ronald Robinson got from his “beloved.” A Google internet search under “Ghana Scams” uncovered more pictures of “Nancy,” and many other women. Some of the women claimed their pictures were stolen and used without their consent.

Reporter Engages 'Nancy' and Exposes The Truth Behind Ghana ...
But Robinson, like so many other lonely American men and women, became blinded by love and oblivious to the red flags flying all around him.

The woman, who called herself Nancy, had a sad story to tell. When Robinson pressed her for details, she reverted to the same story time and time again.

“You have to understand,” Robinson wrote, “Mom asks me about you and I don’t know anything. So you need to start to tell me all about Nancy. You never told me only you lived in South Africa and then your parents went to store and died. So start to tell me about you please, so I can tell her.”

Nancy replied, “As i told you that we was from South Africa and we decided to go and pay a visit to my Grandma in Ghana and unfortunately i lost all my parents (in an auto crash) when they decide to go and buy some items in Royal Mart. And later i was living with my Grandmum and she also died later with ulcer.”

The lower case “I’s” mentioned in the embassy warning might have alerted Robinson. But he was unaware of the situation in Ghana.

The events Nancy described had occurred, Nancy said, 10 years earlier when she was 19. Now she made a little money selling ice water by the side of the road, she said, often driven to the brink of despair by poverty.

“Darling, I am honest, calm, good, respectful and obedient. I am orphan girl who don’t want any problem in my life so my love I will take you and mom as my everything when I am with there with you,” she wrote.

“I was a student and I was trying to be a nurse in the near future when we came to ghana. I made up my mind to further my education so life is unfair to me and I cannot do what I was trying to do in life. Darling you just ask me any question you want and i will answer you. I am sorry,” she added.

She had a laptop and knew how to use Skype, but said she didn’t have a microphone that would allow them to actually converse. Their two-month online romance is thus preserved in a series of often terse private messages.


Other women used as bait for phony dating. Note that they are not what you would typically think of as African women.

“Can I ask why you love me?” Robinson wrote.

“As i told you already that i was looking for an honest man who can love me and care about me and i will also live with him,” Nancy replied. “And you said that i have got a right man. Because you are handsome and you also care about me and i wish to be with you soon because when i set my eyes on you my heart burn like flames it all means that my heart beat for you.”

“I just want to know in my heart that this will all happen,” he said, hopefully.

“When i see you my heart become happy.”

“Ok. I want to make love to you soon,” he wrote.

But such wistful professions of love inevitably gave way to pleas for money and threats about what might happen if Robinson didn’t send the cash.

But the couple became so close that Nancy had her own seat at the dinner table, with Robinson and his 93-year-old mother dining as Nancy watched her future family from the computer screen.  [It was actually, as I discovered later, a simple video of Nancy, which played in a continuous loop.]

About three weeks into the online romance, problems developed for Nancy and she asked Robinson to wire her a loan of $75. Considering that the per capita income in Ghana is just $724 a year, the $75 represented a considerable chunk of change.

The next day, he and Nancy resumed their messaging, and she thanked him for the help. She then told Robinson that she found a way that they could be together, and she found someone who could help her come to the United States.

She told Robinson about a man named Frank, a South African attorney who would arrange for her return for a small fee. She begged Robinson to help, as she truly wanted to be with him and make him happy.

Nancy explained that the attorney would fly her to Niagara Falls, and take care of all the paperwork involved, if Robinson paid the $5,500 fee. Again he hesitated, as he was not a rich man, and he simply didn’t have the money.

“Don’t have money now but trying to raise it…” he wrote. “I need a complete breakdown of all cost, not a package price. I’ve been asking everybody, but my close friends said build a website and friends to help you bring her to you. We are really connect by social media and all my friends would help, each one contributing a bit to help. When we have enough money raised it will be easy.”

The process would take too long, Nancy complained.

“Life is unfair to me and i have to leave this unfair world,” she wrote. “You and mom are my everything so when you did not help me to be with you soon i will commit suicide.”

Robinson began to panic. Had he finally found the love of his life, only to lose her to suicide because he couldn’t put together a few dollars?

“I’m working to get you here,” he wrote.

“That’s good, But Ronny I am hungry. Try and send me $200 to pay my bills. Today. So that I will get gas to cook food. Only $200 today to pay my bills. I beg you. Please. Try for me,” she replied.

“When did you eat last?”

“Nothing. Because I don’t have any money to pay my bills.”

Robinson sent the $200, and finally he sent the $5,500 to Frank, the lawyer Nancy said would take care of her travel arrangements. Once he emailed the Moneygram reference number that would allow the money to be released in Ghana he was on Cloud Nine.

His Nancy would be here later that day.

One more text message followed. She needed another $1,200 because they wouldn’t let her out of the country without some spending money in her pocket. And she wanted to buy a new dress for the trip.

It was at that time that Robinson contacted me. After viewing the text messages, a call was placed to the “lawyer Frank,” who repeated the request for additional funds.

Finally, Robinson realized he’d been duped. [at least temporarily.]

Did Nancy really exist? Who can know? She certainly was not the woman whose pictures were sent to Robinson.

For all anyone knows, the reams of text messages might have been typed by some burly African footballer who perhaps also posed as the mysterious “lawyer.”

It was a textbook scam, one that thousands of Americans fall victim to each year. There is nothing Robinson can do, he has no hope of getting his money back or of seeing “Nancy” and “Frank” being brought to justice.

His is a cautionary tale, one that should serve as a warning for lonely people with computer access everywhere. Sending money by wire is like handing cash to a stranger.

Copy of one of the phony receipts Robinson received.

In my next post in this series, I will describe my first intervention to try to prevent Ronnie from sending more money to Nancy.


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  • Scott has visited a neighboring country, The Ivory Coast, and saw NiceGuy 666 chasing his future wife around. LOL

  • “Africa is a hotbed of such activity, and the problem is so acute in Ghana that the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana has issued an alert concerning it.” How was that supposed to help Ronnie? LOL

    That’s almost as effective as the FTC warning people IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY about Amway and other MLM scams. LOL

    • FTC warning on Amway and MLM scams?

      Why is it the government’s responsibility to protect and help retards like you?

      Ever hear of personal responsibility?

      Why should the government waste taxpayer money on morons seeking riches?

      Scott Tard no one held a gun to your head or blackmailed you into staying with the organization, like what happened to Allison Mack with NXIVM.

      You stayed by your own volition!

      You are not a victim, you are a moron.

      LMAO @ U

      If the government spends money on helping morons like you, how are you any different than a welfare recipient?

      How is it any different than taxpayer money going to food stamp recipients?

      Scott, you got taken by free and legal enterprise!!!!!! The American way. Get the F’ out of my Republican Party, you retarded-crybaby.

      You were free to leave Amway; instead, you stayed for 8 years.

      You make fun of Africans?

      Scott, you are dumber than a chimpanzee at the zoo.

      Want a banana, retard? Or how about a bowl of water?

    • No, Scotty Tard, I wouldn’t have to be drunk; I would have to be dead.

      Hey, you wacky retard, expose yourself to any grandmas today?

  • Frank should have helped Ronnie by introducing to some of the whores he interviewed. LOL

    It would have save Ronnie a LOT of money and he could have actually gotten some snatch for his cash. LOL

    Side benefit – Ronnie could have gotten high with the whores. LOL

  • Hard to believe most people are not aware of the infamous Nigerian (in this case, Ghanaian) online scam, it’s almost as old as the internets itself. LOL

    Thousands? That’s a lot of people, but how about the thousands of thousands, i.e., millions of people in the U.S. who are scammed every single year by Amway and other MLM scams? LOL

    All this concern about a few old horny guys/gals while millions of mostly young people being scammed by Amway and other MLM scams are not discussed. LOL

    No wonder Scott isn’t posting comments here any longer. LOL

    Here is what he would say if he were:

    Do your part and copy/paste this message, including this part, all over social media (unless owned/operated by current Amway IBOs or the Amway scam company), and encourage them to do the same, and so on, à la network marketing/MLM. Also, submit a complaint to the FTC at If you don’t, then you’re part of the problem. Amway has 2 major problems, and most MLMs have at least one of these issues:

    1. The products are overpriced, which makes them almost impossible to sell to customers and results in Amway being an illegal pyramid: , and also according to the FTC and SEC websites and previous court decisions and settlements; and

    2. The Tool Scam is hidden profit for the top level distributors only, and the vast majority of distributors operate at a net loss as a result: This is RICO fraud.

    For recent examples, google “FTC” along with the following companies, one at a time: FHTM, BurnLounge, Zeek, TelexFree, Vemma, Advocare, Neora, Javita, Waiora, Business For Health, and Herbalife. Make a complaint on the FTC website:

    Although there is no federal law defining pyramid schemes, the FTC has a long and successful track record of using its Section 5 law prohibiting “unfair and deceptive” business practices to go after MLM scams: which states, in part, “Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. If the money you make is based on your sales to the public, it may be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan. If the money you make is based on the number of people you recruit and your sales to them, it’s probably not. It could be a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and the vast majority of participants lose money.”

    Read about these and much more at these websites: and , and email to help shut down Amway and other MLM scams.

    Watch this video about Amway and other MLM scams, then forward it to everyone you know, except for current Amway IBOs, and encourage them to do the same. When enough people know, these scams will collapse:

    English version:

    Spanish version:

    Listen to my weekly radio/podcast:

    • To whom it may concern,

      My daughter has recently been taking part in a pyramid scheme or MLMs. My daughter defends herself by saying that pyramid schemes are not Ponzi schemes or MLMs. I’ve looked up the definitions, but find them confusing.

      I could sure use the expertise of someone like you.


      • I am the world’s expert on these schemes. You are lucky to have found me. LOL You should call my radio show tomorrow. I will help set your daughter straight.

        I like your name. My good friend goes by Sharon Peters. Speaking of which, are you ever in the New Orleans area? Next time you are, let’s meet up for tea. LOL

  • If the gentleman who was robbed wants the perfect receptive, uncritical lovebox, perhaps Frank Parlato will help him to purchase a lifesize, animatronic sex doll. So many problems could be over right away for this terribly romantic man. He could get his expenses down and will have easily cleanable orifices all to himself. He can even change the color of his honey’s drapes with no objections.

    Also, when you reach a certain age, unencumbered enjoyment is a simply the best part of “survival,” providing one is not really dealing with that sneaky culprit, the death wish. So our gentleman has got to let out his anger and embarrassment about allowing himself be bamboozled. Release the toxicity, for crying out loud. Be proud and be loud. Revivify! Eat drink and savor life and learn to cuss, even if that hasn’t been permissible before.

    I recommend that he practice outrageous, misplaced but otherwise harmless hostility. Everytime a stranger calls, roar “screw you and your little dog, too!” Become cantankerous for at least 21 days and nights, by God. “Stay in Nigeria, you Meatsack” might be a good one to bellow and mutter whilst grocery shopping. Or go to the library, grab the financial section, sit down and flood the lobby with vociferous but undeniable curses of ribald disgust.

    21 days and nights of real medical SCIENCE. Just imagine the fun. “You goddamned cauliflower. You maggoty slab of rotten mincemeat. Go bark in the corner and swallow your big fat ass.” Lordy, Lord. The possibilities are endless.

    • —21 days and nights of real medical SCIENCE. Just imagine the fun. “You goddamned cauliflower. You maggoty slab of rotten mincemeat. Go bark in the corner and swallow your big fat ass.” Lordy, Lord. The possibilities are endless.

      God, and I thought Maya Angelou and Kathy Griffith made no sense.

      Tell the truth! How much acid did you take in college?

  • If Robison does not give Nancy the money, I’m swooping in and I’m gonna steal her.
    I went that hottie.

    • Sorry, Gustav. You’re in line behind Ronnie, gaslighting Frank, me, and Just sayin’. And you’re lucky niceguy’s wife in monitoring his screen time or else he’d also be in front of you. BTW, I’ve got a hunch that “Ronnie” is really shadowstate.

      • If Ronnie is Shadow; If Bangkok is Pablo; if Scott is LOL BOY; If Mitch Garrity is Actaeon; Are you then Dr Leon Festinger?

      • Nutjob,

        I have added Gustav’s name to my Mitch Garrity hit list. Perhaps you remember when Mitch accused me of having a hit list?

        He also stated my weapon of choice was labeling individuals with “some taboo” and then attacking them with said taboo.

        I labeled Mitch as an “Old Queen”.

        And then Mitch unloaded on me, most likely he had been drinking his whiskey, with the greatest quote of all time!!!!!!!

        “You-sissy-fag boy-cocksucker-homo. You are a homophobe.”
        -Mitch Garrity

        LMFAO, every time I think of Mitch’s line.

    • Daddy likes. LOL

      This Texan cowboy wishes she was a horse in my stable. LOL

      Then I could ride her. LOL

      Giddy-up. Ride um cowboy. LOL

      My diapers double as saddle. LOL

  • But if Nancy is real, Frank may have prevented his friend from getting the girl.
    I say let him send the money to try to get her. Love trumps money. Get the girl, Ronnie. Whatever it costs.

  • Your friend is not a victim, he’s an IDIOT and a FUCKEN DUNCE. 🙂

    He’s a retard. He’s a spineless wimp.

    A grown man, 73 years old, sent $50,000 to a woman he’s never met?

    Firstly, no young woman with nice tits wants to make love to a 73 year old man they’ve never met.

    Secondly, why the fuck didn’t your friend MAIL HER A PACKAGE which included a ‘microphone’ for her computer, so they could converse via voice chat?

    Thirdly, there are plenty of public phones in Ghana so why the fuck didn’t your friend ask her to use one? She could have paid a local business to use their phone and your friend could have paid for it. Phones are everywhere. If she ‘loved’ him then she’d wanna hear his voice as soon as possible.

    Fourthly, why didn’t he ask her to take photos of herself after writing his name on her upper tits, to prove she’s real?

    The girl in that photo looks like she’s got about 2 pints of fresh buttermilk inside those hanging titties. Those tits are real too.

    Also, why the fuck didn’t he just visit Vegas and hire a hot ‘escort’ (for less than $500) to fuck his brains out. That would have saved him $49,500.

    Your friend deserves to lose whatever money he lost.

    Your friend is a CRETIN and a disgrace to men everywhere.

    Your friend deserves nothing but the worst in life.

    This is NOT a common thing to fall for. Your friend has no common sense.

    He’s got the IQ of fucken dirt.

    He’s got the problem solving ability of a chimpanzee.

    Respond, Frank, if you dare.

    Have a nice day. 🙂

    • —Also, why the fuck didn’t he just visit Vegas and hire a hot ‘escort’ (for less than $500) to fuck his brains out. That would have saved him $49,500

      Bangkok, Frank’s friend was looking for companionship; he was not attempting to get laid.

      • You may be partially correct, but not totally.

        If he just wanted companionship (and nothing else), he’d hang out at the local retirement home and have his choice of aging wenches to form a companionship with.

        Truth is, he lusted after those hanging titty photos.

        I’m telling you, sir, that 73-year-old fart was nothing but a dirty old man who wanted some fresh, young pussy.

        Poontang was on his mind.

        But for $50,000, that poontang had better be FRESH as a summer’s breeze.

        While her natural titties look appetizing and nutritious (full of buttermilk, probably high in Vitamin D) —– I wouldn’t bother shelling out even $5 to buy her a Happy Meal from Mcdonalds, cuz she’s got the phrase ‘gutter whore’ written all over those trashy photos.

        I prefer my whores to be more refined —— like the kind James Bond might bone.

        PS — I responded to your ‘Beverly Wilshire’ comment in the other thread about George Floyd. But Frank is delaying approval of that comment (like he always does for me) and he may not approve that comment for days. He may even delete it cuz I also insulted him in that post and he’s getting tired of my insults about him.

        Have a nice day. 🙂

        • Bangkok,

          —Truth is, he lusted after those hanging titty photos.

          Well, Bangkok, we now know you are a closeted-titty-f*cker. You likeē like the bodacious tah-tahs? Me too.

          Regarding the Beverly Wilshire:

          The Beverly Wilshire is 2 separate buildings dived by a one-way entrance where the valets take your car. When you walk in, the reception desks are to your left and the concierge to your right along with one of the restaurants. Breakfast is served at that restaurant and nowhere else on the premises unless you order room service.

          The experience at the Beverly Wilshire is not much better than the Beverly Hilton. In fact, the rooms in the Beverly Hilton are nicer than the rooms in the first building of the Wilshire. The difference in the rooms between building 1 and 2 at Wilshire is stark, so much so, it’s almost like 2 different hotels.

          If you ever want to see what high-end $5000 dollar female escorts look like, go to the Wilshire bar and grill area and watch rich Johns come downstairs to pick up
          the girls and bring them upstairs. When the Arab gentlemen come down for their escorts, they usually have ordered 2-3.


          Bangkok, I know your folks are quintessential LA suburbs type folks. True or false, your parents take you to Las Vegas for weekend trips all the time and you run into neighbors? Your parents don’t go for gambling purposes…..They go for shopping, fine dining, and Vegas shows.
          Take the quicker flight north of LAX? Correct?

          Have a goodnight, you little dipsh*t and try not to rub “it” too much. It may fall off.

          • Bangkok, if you go to Spago down the street, they have the largest collection of Rieslings I have ever seen. Their Tuna Tartar is incredible.

            If I make back to LA and I am still commenting on the Frank Report, I will leave behind a message for you in LA once I leave.

        • I prefer my whores to be more refined —— like the kind James Bond might bone.

          I use to dream of James Bond girls too; then, reality set in, and I’ve been drinking ever since.

        • Don’t underestimate the power of loneliness, Bangy. I knew a guy who had been through a horrid divorce. His confidence was really low and this happened to him. She was Russian or so she/he/they led him to believe and they conversed for a bit, she sent him a picture, yes, a hot Russian woman, she then speedily tells him she loves him and can he send her 2k for a ticket for her to fly out to meet with him. He really did believe her up until the asking for money. He was in his forties and he was confiding in myself and my friend. Like you and most others, we only had to hear internet/Russian girl and knew it was a scam and brought him to his senses so no money was sent. Very sad to hear the elderly getting scammed in whatever way. Cruel.

          • Do you feel guilty? LOL

            He was your friend. LOL

            You Eastern European chicks can be so cruel. LOL

          • Anonymous with lots of LOLs.

            Why would I feel guilty? He went on to marry a really cool, successful woman.

            I don’t think I said he was my friend. He just confided in me and my friend, maybe an ego trip and showing off he could pull a hottie like that 🙄.

            You may be half correct, I guess sometimes I can be cruel but usually in the cruel to be kind way.

            I bid you good day.

    • I will respond.
      About 18 months ago, an acquaintance told me about his car being stolen.
      At first, I felt sorry for the Schmuck.
      So I shared a pizza with the Asshole while the story gradually came out.
      He shared his bank account number with his “internet girlfriend” to help her business selling “Nigerian antiques.”
      Before he knew it, his bank account was cleaned out.
      The workers at the bank laughed at him.
      The cops laughed at him.
      Before he knew it, he could not make his car payments and his car was repossessed.

      And who did this Asshole blame for his own problems?
      Donald Trump of course!
      In his pea-sized brain “Trump is the reincarnation of Hitler.”

      • You don’t have to state, “I will respond.” LOL

        Just make your stupid f*cking comment. LOL

        Why would you share a pizza with a Libtard? LOL

        • The retard is jealous of the Libtard for getting a free slice of pizza?

          Oh, Johnson!

          You wacky retard. Dry hump the neighbor’s dog today?

    • Don’t listen to bangcock, Ronnie. If we can get more pictures like the first one, I’ll consider contributing money to the scam.

      • NutJob,

        You are an evil, evil man…
        In all seriousness, these scam artists trick elderly people all of the time.

        My wife’s friend’s mother was tricked into paying a $2000 dollar overdue water and electric bill. There are so many scams that target the elderly.

        The scammers have an easy time targeting the elderly…..

        Companies like Dun and Bradstreet, sales lead company, sell demographic/personal information such as age and net worth.

        Frank’s friend was specifically targeted by age and net worth. I guarantee it.

          • Scott Amway, you were targeted by Amway.

            You weren’t even an old man like Frank’s friend.

            Scotty Tard what’s your excuse again?

            Oh wait I remember, you are just
            god-damn-plum retarded.

    • The story says he was only 72 years old when it started, so cut him some slack. LOL

      For all of your bluster, you’re still too chicken to come on Scott’s show, and therefore just a common coward. LOL

      Do you have a high-pitched whiny voice like NiceGuy 666? LOL

  • Chelsea Clinton’s father in law Ed Mezvinsky is a Nigerian money scammer.

    Criminal activities
    In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 felony charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Mezvinsky, who had been working as an attorney at the time, was funneling embezzled and fraudulently obtained money to West African con men after falling victim to an online advance-fee scam. In the waning days of the Clinton presidency, before the indictment was handed down, Mezvinsky’s wife wrote personally to President Clinton requesting a pardon for her husband. Clinton declined. Nearly $10 million was involved in the crimes. Shortly after Mezvinsky’s indictment, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but the judge at his trial disallowed a mental illness defense.

    He entered prison in February 2003, and served his time at Federal Prison Camp, Eglin.Mezvinsky, Federal Bureau of Prisons # 55040-066, was released in April 2008, after 5 years. He remained on federal probation until 2011, and as of 2010 still owed $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.

    Now you know why I call Democrats “Dumbocrats.”

    • Shadow, you refuse to have an intelligent debate or discourse.

      Only your perspective is what matters. Most of what you post are 1/2 truths and bald-faced lies.

    • Shadow,

      What does your post have to do with this article exactly?

      Well, now we’ve all learned that you were never actually obsessed with Allison Mack on a personal level……

      You just become fixated and perseverate on various topics or things. You get lost in the minutiae of things on a purely compulsive level. Obsessing is like a drug for you.

      You no doubt have OCD.

      Do you recognize your character flaw?

      I believe “it” played a roll in your divorce.

      • Shadow,

        I will no longer be dumping on you. We all have our crosses to bear and albatrosses around our necks. You and I are passengers on the same ship.

        I suffer from a rare form of a disease that affects less than 1 and 100,000 people. There is very little in the way of research for my disease. I was not properly diagnosed until 47.

        Life and DNA can be a mother-fucker, ask anyone with cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy.

        I have wondered why you had obsessed about Allison Mack to such a great extent. I now understand Allison Mack could have been anything under the sun. It’s the perseveration of a subject, and not “women”, that you habitually obsess over.

        Best of luck to you!

        My questions regarding Sultan’s and your personality types and motivations have been answered.

        Mr. Scott Johnson’s diagnosis is next up. He is proving to be a tough nut to crack. It may be that he is simply a nasty moron.

      • This is to defend, shadow. He doesn’t have OCD. Wake up, niceguy. It’s just cover. Shadow is Ronnie. He’s gonna duck and weave until this “Ronnie” series of articles hits pg 2 of FR. But to his dismay, this article isn’t a 2 comment Bangcock piece – it’s getting some love. Unlike poor love-starved shadow – divorced, living with his mom, and getting cash advances on his credit cards to send to his pretend Guamanian girlfriend.
        No need to reply to niceguy. shadow, I’ve got your back.

  • This type of scam started out as Nigeria-based operation, but has become common across the whole of Africa and increasingly India.

    • Yeap and unfortunately, it won’t stop spreading for as long as idiot like this person fall for those idiotic scam…
      I don’t know how many time i was supposed to receive 10% of 25 millions of dollars if i was transferring a few thousands.

      These existed for years and give a great income to the scammer.

      Funnily , i saw a documentary (a long time ago) about those scammer in another country and they even made songs about the idiots who fall for those scams.
      Anyway, i usually am emphatic but between the disturbing side of the age difference and the idiocy involved,i don’t feel sorry for him.

      • Anonymous,

        People’s brains age at different rates and in different ways. The gentleman in question is most likely not as sharp as he used to be. Frank’s friend was probably looking for a little(or a lot) more than simply sex. Being an elderly, old, and lonely bachelor sucks. What would you do for companionship?

        Many elderly people are cast off from their families by their children, no matter how good of parents they were.

        If you are desperate and starving for any form of human contact, you will be willing to do and try anything. Frank’s friend is only human.


        If we were talking about Scott Johnson or Bangkok, I would agree with your opinion.

        • Niceguy:
          As a “friend” of Franky, I doubt he was ever “sharp”…
          He obviously didn’t search for less than sex or he would aim at someone of his own age…in a way, he got exactly what he deserved.

          “What would you do for companionship?”
          Certainly not looking online…

          “Frank’s friend is only human”
          Frank doesn’t have friends, and when he does, they aren’t human…

        • Unlike NiceGuy 666, I’m not desperate for human contact. LOL

          In fact, NicGuy 666 is afraid of human contact, he won’t even pick up a phone. LOL

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