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Portland, OR, United States
2015-01-16 23:16:09
Dating Scam
+1 Romance and Beneficiary of Fund   
Leon David
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I lost a large sum of money to this scammer because he led me to believe we were going to get marry and start a new life when he get back from South Africa. He claimed he is looking for his last love and after this contract in South Africa he wants to settle down. He alienated me to not share any information with anyone including family members. And that we must have trust or a relationship can not survive. All of his emails professes his undying love for me and he is a really romantic guy in his letters. I thought I had found my true love I have been searching for.

Every email we exchanged is always about Trusting one another. I did a reversed email search and found him but the photo he sent me look similar but not the same guy under the name:

Leon David with an email addressed as I never thought to check him out because this was all new to me with online dating it was my first time. I never know people scam other people through an online dating site. I also found under the same email address that the IP address was located in Sunnyvalle California. There were multiple IP addresses listed on the email as you will see down below.

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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-01-21 23:05:04
Leon David
Email Address:
253 465-6688 and 27 60 884-5479
I met him on and immediately we chat off line. We exchanged emails for 3 months. He said he live in Steilacoom, Washington and is in the process of betting a contract for work. Shortly after our first email exchange he had to fly to IL for a job contract for a week. He called me from the US number listed above. Within a week he said he won a contract bid for Mining in South Africa and must leave immediately to sign contract. He sent me a copy of his contract and said to not share it with anyone. He emailed me of his arrival in South Africa provided with the South Africa phone number to call later. During the first week, he asked for help to transfer his money from his UK bank to South Africa bank so he can pay for his workers indicating his internet was not working and he needed money immediately to pay his workers. A few days passed he said he been paid the full amount of his contract in $4.2m which he make sure I checked it in his bank account. Shortly after that, he said his bank account had been suspended due to the large amount of deposit in his account in the UK and don't have time to take care of it because he cannot afford to leave the mining site. During the course of the first month he was there in South Africa, he had been robbed, his car gotten broken to, lost his work lab top and wallets and asked me to send a new lab top and cell phone and promised to pay back as he assure me from his bank account. Then a rock fell and injured two of his workers required lawyers fee, medical bill which he needed help right away. Next one of the injured worker die and the judge issue him to pay $40k or go to prison for 2 years. The other worker required spinal surgery for $18.4k. I help him with all those fees. When he was supposedly getting ready to come meet me, he claim he now had owe taxes of $100k for the goods he shipped and cannot leave the country. I helped some more only to get a lawyer to get him to go the UK to resolve his bank issue so he can make payment himself and repay the debts he owed me. Since I didn't have any more money to give him. He decided to put me down as the account holder as the sole beneficiary to his fund by creating an account in the UK under my name and transferred it to me then I can then transfer it to my nominated account. Which never happened as each time I tried to transfer, it asked me to pay a bank fee. After each attempt the fee gotten bigger and I thought I was going to die as he told me he was hospitalized and lost his voice and can no longer speak, his phone got wet and no longer work. I was financially and emotionally drained losing over six figure dollar to this person. I did a reversed emailed search under Found him did a reversed image search and found him under the name Leon David Echandia living in Columbia while his IP email address is listed Sunnyvale California, so now I'm confused. He no longer contacting me. I looked in Facebook found the image matched with the image in the email reversed search but I'm not sure if it is really him because I'm afraid to confront him. The person I found could also be a victim.
Please if anyone know of his real identity please let me know so I can share this wit the law enforcement as I lost six figures $$$ to this scammer. I want to know who he really is. You can post your comment here.

Scam Email
Return-Path: Received: from (LHLO ( by with LMTP; Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:09:03 +0000 (UTC) Received: from ([]) by with comcast id Y7901p00s0QMCLM01793vk; Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:09:03 +0000 Received: from ([]) by with comcast id Y7921p01Y3HykMU017937W; Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:09:03 +0000 X-CAA-SPAM: 00000 X-Authority-Analysis: v=2.1 cv=Mufc6gqe c=1 sm=1 tr=0 a=abgc8bCkTw4i+pGrU7Kx+A==:117 a=CjxXgO3LAAAA:8 a=C_IRinGWAAAA:8 a=GGcpBh7Jt_oA:10 a=j1TUfh8OsEkA:10 a=RjM83DLrjV0A:10 a=A92cGCtB03wA:10 a=tZjOCuUKCvy0AUDrMD4A:9 a=QEXdDO2ut3YA:10 a=bm1Cw-HR3nYmXszx:21 a=_W_S_7VecoQA:10 Authentication-Results:; dkim=pass header.b=RaqRNOCX DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;; s=s2048; t=1419577742; bh=uhEbBxpjYslmphXhkJR1mAbUIv49YHEm+dcHXJ9LsRA=; h=Date:From:Reply-To:To:Subject:From:Subject; b=RaqRNOCXe815iMKbv8h3Hidugd8TuuxJaPjkmtweMehyT+n0+hjr6G/pxGc4ctw8/syzupUnnvMMKMrL2lSNePbEAZvNPJfdEX5ROFS0/8gsY3C6Xk2gZIhn3sHEECpxJY7Vmxm5i0zAf2iTL4PmuD7GNSz4063a7lLkoP5BdIaTcTfQWwh/hn9pcQiYKK7bgMvZy2JL593HcdVBoqoHRFGF8YF+a5eZ3ARHvWCnONzya3sh6rizJPol024L3B8fwPVFq60UdxQ9l/Iyw84cB59vF+b0kz7pFwKG6sia3JxuEiMLc97svN1PZKNntzCK9h9xjhh3Sve7atRUxwlB5Q== DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=s2048;; b=dDlbNa4J0CWuHKBs9JdZ90UyAwGEZ+fF5HeHwyg4CpjK1BDs7T+RDuVD4svpcU+NCr6SDyoYmszxxY6563kqF+TmArcAcj4QAiDgnVtuyrTLlbaa+WR/o41P33dd/0ZhH8Nuyd5Mznn4c4VLPaGnTk0Nl7clIB+Ti5weSr8WsRorV6yii7+s6slddQfuV8uKVMcsxgA+nPeBFOS8M5UadkdIFikJTcY5n9ICuKlAvdtNoj7vVAGBbDgPFQsa1nxFBsdU/CiSTjQKe5cFvcOjV7N6sWoCGeA2tQUwXhEIg1JcTOKcF1ECGwV68xGKCmzNYFBlZfeL1MQgBUo+02j8JQ==; Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 26 Dec 2014 07:09:02 -0000 Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 26 Dec 2014 07:09:02 -0000 Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 26 Dec 2014 07:09:02 -0000

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