The victim met the scammer on Badoo few months ago: Benjamin Edwards - widower, his wife died 5 years ago in cancer, having a son, named Jeff. He is soldier in US Army, going for 8 weeks mission in Afghanistan. To give their relationship the chance to grow, he asked the victim to delete her profile from the site, with the promise he will do the same.
...I have been thinking a lot about you today and I even want to delete my account from Badoo because I have found you.....
....I will only spend 2 months in Afghanistan and we can use this time to build a very healthy relationship.....
....I believe it is a miracle in our life. I never thought I would feel this way. And I strongly believe God brought us together to be happy. ...
They changed emails and chatted on gmail until the moment when the scammer asked for money to buy a new laptop, his being broken.
From: Benjamin Edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: from the office
Hello My Lover xxx,
I just got back from patrol and I had you constantly on my mind while
on my way back. And here I am to see your message lying humble awesome
in my inbox ready to be read. You have no idea how that brings joy to
my heart and soul. I understand you can be busy sometimes especially
with the nature of your job and I'm proud of you for all the effort
you put into making everything right. I truly adore you and you're the
woman of my life. Last night while I was taking my shower, I had you
constantly on my mind and wished we were in the bathroom together
while we kiss and allow the water from the shower drain on our body. I
would love to bath you and rinse the water over you and feel your
body. However, I'm most of all happy my message brought so much
meaning to you and felt my emotions within each word. That's the power
of our love together and I feel your emotions and affections whenever
I read your messages too. It is something that we have both in common
and I utterly adore and love you for who you are. Also, I want to
thank you so much for your prayers as I always feel them surround me
whenever I go and I really appreciate that. In all things, I promise
to take good care of myself for you and always stay focused during my
dangerous active life and have my yes opened wide and clear when
outside on duty. We do have a future together and I do not want to
risk that at all.
On a more serious note, how I wish I could control time and make time
run quickly so I could finish my job over here and come see you. I
strongly believe and know we will be great lovers because we accept
each other for who we are. And let love be the centre of our lives
together. We'll be happy together and I am very positive about us.
Please stay positive for me because without that, we cannot achieve
anything in life together as partners. I hope I'm making sense here
Regarding the transfer:
I'm glad to know you'll be getting your credit card tomorrow from the
bank. And I was able to contact my friend. According to him, he's
currently in one West-Africa country named Ghana after he spent some
time in South Africa. And this is the information he gave me and that
information is the name of his representative over there in Ghana He
works with so things could work easily. Therefore below is the
information your need to transfer the money.
Name: Mr. Joseph Akoto Asomani
Address: 51 Kojo Thompson Road
Accra - Ghana
Zip code: +233
Amount: 600 Euros
I hope this information will be enough to get everything done by
tomorrow. I pray this exercise works out easily and I trust you on
that because I know you're very smart and intelligent. And in case
you're being questioned about the transaction, do let them know that
you personally do know the person you're sending the funds for on my
behalf okay? I truly adore you and you mean the world to me as I
cannot go on without you.
To crown it all, thank you for the pictures in the woods as I do like
it. I would love for us to walk in the woods together someday while
holding hands and kissing while you hear the birds tweet and sing
I'm missing you so much and I promise to to be careful and take good
care of myself for you Darling.
Please let me know everything goes through successful with the
transfer. If so, do remember to send me a scanned copy of the
transaction receipts so I can forward it to my friend or any necessary
information he might need to pick up the funds and get the laptop for
Until then, please know that I truly love, cherish, honor and adore
you with all my heart, my soul and everything that means the world to
Good night Honey and I am truly in love with you.
Your One & Only Darling,
The scammer used a mixed gallery.
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