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Good morning. How was your night? Glad you liked the poem. I got some more. I'll share em with you in due course. Thanks a mil for keeping in touch. And thanks for sharing too; I'm humbled. And just so you know, I love your jokes -corny and all. Lol. I wanted to reply much earlier, but it's been so demanding at work in recent times. These are busy times at work. Lots of demands during spring. I'm fixing to head to work in a bit, but not before reciprocating your email as I promised to. I don't really know how to start this, but I'll try. So, here goes. I was born in Newark, NJ on the 9th of Nov, '65. I never met my dad. He split. My mom was a freelance journalist. She was Asian by origin. She was from Thailand. We both left for Sao Paulo when I was about 2 years old. She remarried there. But I don't know if you know about Brazilian men. They are mostly drunk, abusive and violent. He always hit my mom. I practically lived and learned everything on my own. My mom was so nice and decent, she didn't deserve the hurt that came to her. I learned to fend for myself very early cos I didn't want to burden my mom more. I bottle up most of my feelings. Then I was very lil, and my eyes were very oriental. My skin tone wasn't full black, neither was it Asian. I was awkwardly accented too. I was a mix. My neighbors taunted me a lot. My mom later had my half-sis (Ann), but the abuse continued. We (my mom, Ann and I) had to leave Brazil as I was done with college. We came back to the States. It wasn't up to a year after that she passed away. Definitely as a result of the accumulated trauma. After college, I started working and Ann returned to Brazil.
I got married to my ex (Mary) in 96. She was so innocent and unassuming then, but shortly afterwards, she went haywire. She wanted loud. And I don't know how to be lousy. Ain't boring in any way, but I'll rather sit back, relax and watch from a vantage point. I'm a somewhat shy, easy going and patient man. I try to be very nice. I never had the family of my choice while growing up, so I was so eager to build one that would be at a tandem with my dreams. But no way ma'am! Mary frustrated the hell outta me, but still, I persevered. And best believe, I'm just being honest. It was beginning to feel like dejavu over and over again. She did drugs, cheated on me to my face. I was pretty hurt. But after we had Michael (my son) in 2000, I thought motherhood would calm her down. Boy! was I wrong? She continued using, brought her gross girlfriends over and did things an infant oughtn't see. She was never around. I was dad and mom to my son. From bottle-feeding to changing diapers. It was when she got pregnant for our neighbor's brother in 2011 that my dam burst. I just couldn't take it no more. I started the divorce process and was officially divorced in the June of 2012. And funny enough, she never even looked back. It was as if she was under a spell. I don't know if she's even still alive. Nobody knows nothing about her. Most times, I say good riddance, but a part of my heart just pities her and feels sorry for her. She just lost it completely. They are the only family that I got now - Michael, Ann and her two daughters. Michael schools at Langdon Academy in London.
I'm extremely passionate about dogs. I had a bull mastiff (Tyson) that passed away a few years ago. Very adorable creature. I haven't been able to replace him cos I don't think I can be able to bear such an awesome contraption like that die on me again. Sounds silly huh? Lol. I'm 6'5", so I play lots of basketball. Every Saturdays. I also coach basketball for church charity on Sunday afternoons. I'm into oil and gas. I was formerly with Gate Petroleum here in Jacksonville before going solo. I'm my own boss now. Nothing too fancy yet, but I'm ambitious about expanding it. I work hard a lot as it enables me to temporarily get my mind off my state of loneliness. My work involves constant travel, and in fact, I would probably be going to Europe for a bit anytime soon. Probably next weekend. Just business. The constant travels used to be a gateway for escape from boredom in the past, but right now, it's so exhausting. I'll hopefully be more stable and less mobile in the nearest future. All I need is a good reason to hold me down.
I'm a member of MUMC right here in Jacksonville, but I don't go as often as I should. I know right. I also know that a good union is fun, it's blissful, it's magical. And I got lots of love to share and receive as well. In spades. Since my split, I've been on a few casual dates, but ironically, they are only always interested in sex. But I want more than that. I deserve more than that. Ain't desperate, but I need to be loved and I need someone to love back in return.
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Good morning dear,
How was your night? Thanks for sharing that much with me. I'm honored. Thanks for the sweet words too! I bet you ain't got no idea how much I appreciate that. You sure do know how to keep me smiling. Lol. I'm more excited about you and all of what could be than I can ever remember being in ages. I sincerely pray that it's mutual. I'm overwhelmed. You seem like such a cheerful, charming lady. I feel your essence through words. Words like that can only come from one place; the heart. God bless you. Work has been totally absorbing of recent. With my impending contract and all, but I promise you that our communication will get better. Okay?
Funny, I'm usually not so open about myself. But it's something about you that makes it very easy to communicate. I can't explain it, but I appreciate the experience. You make me feel so comfortable in my vulnerability. That's new for me. 5 decades plus of my existence already, and you are making discover stuff I never knew I had. Wow! I don't dwell on my past like that. Lol. I'm not one for pity parties. All em experiences most probably contributed in making me the man that I am today. I'm not perfect too, but I know without a doubt that I'm a good man with a good heart. You really don't look your age at all. Well, black don't crack, they say! Lol. I'm sorry for whatever dissatisfaction that you may have experienced in the past. Sometimes, I wish that I could wipe the pain of the past away, but I can't. However though, all I can do is to build on a sustainable present that can pave the way into a rewarding future that would be more than capable of obliterating the sorrows of the past.
I was smiling and enjoying your tell-all until I got to the part about Tobby. I'm terribly sorry. That's horrible. Most of the things you say are like you are picking em words right outta my mouth, and sometimes, I be like, 'Hello, is there an echo in there somewhere?' Lol. Your kids are so charming. Wow! You are blessed Dante. I'm proud of you and your bunch. God bless you all. You really got me laughing out loud when I read about naming stars silly names. Jeez! I thought I was the only one who did that! Lol. But I'll never discuss that in public though! Hahaha. It would be wonderful to learn how to cook at least some not too complicated stuff. Maybe I would be able to surprise you with breakfast in bed someday? 😜
I woke up pretty late this morning. These nights zap by too fast. Lol. I'm rushing off to work, but before I sign out for now, I just want you to know that I'm emotional about things that I cherish. I probably feel this way cos of the happenings around. Sometimes, I recline in my armchair, rub on my temples (which I'm wont to do when I'm reflecting or in deep thought), and idealize Utopia - a perfect world. One devoid of all the racism and police brutality and discrimination and marginalization and terrorism and church shootings and xenophobia attacks and hijacked planes and Ebola and HIV and domestic violence and bombings and abductions and corruption and so many other vices that constantly flood the dailies. It all makes me remember the perilous times described in 2 Timothy 3. It always leaves me aghast and heartbroken. And it makes me wanna love and protect my loved ones more.
God bless you and your loved ones plenty Dante.
Have a very blessed day. I'll keep in touch and also be looking out to hear from you. When would it be convenient to give you a call? I'm trying not to be too hasty, cos the last thing I wanna be is a nuisance. Lol. I know that you said anytime, but I just want to be doubly sure.
PS: In response to your questions, my ideal weekend would be doing something fun. I can be a lil adventurous, but never extreme. Lol. My typical weekends revolve around basketball, golf (sometimes), pet shop volunteering, basketball coaching and lots of sleep. That's typical for me. But ideally, um, a weekend getaway sounds fun. It's all about creativity and spontaneity methinks. Just spicing it up. And being truly happy. The kind of happiness that makes you warm and fuzzy all inside as your eyes twinkle and your skin glows. Geddit? Lol.
I absolutely believe in true love and it's rarity too! But perseverance is key. True love such that it seems like telepathy, whereby you know your partner's feelings and thoughts even from across a room. You feel sensations on your skin when she/he is around even before you hear voices or see em. It's very possible. And I believe in it. If I didn't I wouldn't be sitting right now, sending this email to you. Is that at least proof enough? Lol.
My perfect vacation is the special person with me. Environments can spice up things, but it's the innermost passion that's being radiated and appreciated that supersedes in my opinion. Be it on tree tops, on in a desert or in a jungle or perhaps under the sea, it's the one with whom you share such experiences, moments and memories that defines how perfect or not a va