He actually called my cell phone and his accent was anything but English - more like a Nigerian or other African accent and I could barely understand him.
He did all the same things these scammers apparently do by writing these truly mushy e-mails and calling you all these sweet names, then wanting you to text them on their cell phones, set up Yahoo IM and so on.
I was very lucky to realize he was a scam because he would never answer my questions about himself and kept postponing the date when he was supposed to be arriving back to the states.
I think the biggest giveaway was that he was in Africa and wouldn't say exactly where and then asked me to send him some money when he was supposed to be in the construction business.
Of course, he said he would "fund" it to me when he came back home.
Unfortunately, I did give him my home address because he wanted to send me flowers, which he did and his note was so sweet. So now I have to delete all these things from my cell phone and computer but at least I didn't send him any money.
I almost called the FBI but was told they are aware of this scam and so is the Nigerian government.
So if anyone else has been writing to a guy call [email protected] know he's a real fake.
When I asked him why he needed to be there doing that kind of work, he said he traveled all over the world.
My children were here at my house when all of this was taking place (when he asked me to send him money via and didn't want my son to know about this.