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Name: Andrew Thumwood
Address: Dulles, Virginia or Derby, England
Other Comments: I want to find out if anyone has had contact with this gentleman. He has told me that he lives in Dulles, Virginia; however, i have found him on several other web sites, saying that he lives in Kansas City, Kansas, Dulles, Virginia, or Derby England.
A little background information about the gentleman. I previously saw the gentleman on zoosk.com, and for whatever reason i did not contact him. Several months later, I found his profile on Match.com where I proceeded to send him a wink. Several hours later, he responded with a wink. We started chatting for about an hour before I had to leave to go for personal reasons. The following day, I checked his match.com profile, and found that it was removed.
He proceeded to send me this letter.
Hello,how are you?This is still Andrew from Match,I hope you are having a nice time, as for me am cool and lonely. Am new to this and most of the ladies I read from on here are not what I want 'you sound nice' .
More about me I am widow ,born in Ireland and spent most of my life in the Dublin,obtained my degree in the Dublin City University ,i lost my wife 3 years ago to an automobile accident...then i decided moving down here into the States to start a new life....I find very much peace and tranquility there .I work as a Civil Engineer. I`m 6`0' with a athletic build , mentally stable, physically fit, a bunch of laughs, warm, caring, honest, good listening, God Fearing, and a positive person.I am real easy person to talk to and a good listener. I love to play golf and I enjoy chilling` with my friend/family but unfortunately i am not close to them at the moment , I like going to the movies , or watching movies in my room , I like swiming , fishing, listening to music and dance to any kind of music, traveling , going bowling and also a good cook.I am a family oriented person and There is more, but it would be better for you to find some things out for yourself..
I am really interested in wanting to know about what makes you the special person you are today, I want to know more about your family, your background, your life experiences, past relationships, your goals and dreams, your interests, and anything else you want to tell me. I even want to learn about the secrets you very rarely share with someone!. So come on and share it all with me, as I am not here to talk to you about general things such as partying, the weather, sports, e.t.c. I want to learn about you and what makes up your heart and soul, as the friendship I want to build with you I want it to be like no other you have ever shared in or experienced. This friendship I want to build with you will be filled with substance, quality, spirituality and potential.I was just about sending you an email when i got yours,wish we can keep chatting !
I look forward to hearing from you soon!.
I care Andrew.
I discovered that he used the exact same letter on another website called wayn.com.
I had a background check run on him only to discover that his information was wrong, and the person doesn't exist.
We were corresponding back and forth to each other when he proceeded to ask me for money, which i never gave him.
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2012-02-05, 23:31:35 (updated: )
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anonymous from United States
He hit me up on Match.com in June. He hit me up on facebook and just tonight sent me a message on MSN. Same exact thing he told the person up above.
OJAS from United States
he lives in Kansas City, Kansas, Dulles, Virginia, or Derby England
Trace the IP, he forgot to add Nigeria! ;-)
Our socks analogy friend comes to mind!
Living in multiple cities at the same time = S C A M
Andrew Thumwood struck again ~ he instant messaged me on match.com last night and we ended up chatting all night....he just seemed too good to be true so I googled his name and your site, here, came up. Huge shout out and thanks to those of you who already posted.
He told me a similar story - his wife died 4 years ago, and he hasn't had a girlfriend since. She died in a tragic car accident because of her drinking, and he's be grieving...blah blah blah. He's looking for that one woman who will complete his life. He claimed to be a Civil Engineer and self-employed, and told me that he manages a website. But when I went to the website it didn't make any sense to me it was like a blank template sort of thing.
So, thanks again for your posts. very much appreciated. saved me alot of time and trouble checking him out further.
Oh, and he claimed to life in Afton, Minnesota.
anonymous from Framingham, United States
That is amazing that I just found this.. He has sent me the same letter.. the same exact everything.. says he lives in Agawam, MA ... what a jerk..
Ladies.. I got the guy to call me. He does not really speak English, either.. He claims he lived in Agawam Mass. I looked up the number. It is a landline in St Albans WV. I believe he is a scammer. As soon as I told him about what I read, he no longer wanted to talk. He did not ask for money though. But he did write up a four page question and answer sheet for me about my personal life... stay away from this guy.. scarey stuff.
i know well about Andrew Thumwood,he his not a scammer....we both schooled in Dublin City University (DCU),he was a very good person to me and i was only trying to search him on Google if i could get any information about his facebook before i got onto this website,He might be undergoing some problems,even thou he his,he shouldn't be doing nasty stuff like this,i know him too well and am very sure he can't do stuffs you all claiming.... ANDREW WHEREEVER YOU ARE,THIS IS KATHY ! I STAY IN AUBURN,WA NOW... FIND A WAY TO CONTACT ME WHENEVER YOU COME ACCROSS THIS, MY REGARDS TO YOUR FAMILY BACK IN DRUMSHAMBO XXXXXXXXXX
anonymous from United States
A friend of mine contacted Dublin City University about his claim to be educated as a civil engineer from there. The university never heard of him. Sorry to say, every day one of us contacted him...he did hit us up for money and when he didn't get what he wanted, he got verbally abusive.
Yes...I am shamed to say I got scammed by his Andrew...he also uses Andrew Waneta!! He is very good @ is & so charming...I am stupid & naïve & gullible & fell for his shit!! I am so devastated. I ruined my marriage because of him!! WOW...I thought I would never fall for this kind of crap. I thought I was to smart & knew better. His charms & love letters got me...hook line & sinker!! He wrapped me around his fingers & crushed me...HE also claims to go to church faithfully!! Claims to play Santa for the children @ church ever year. I am so ashamed & mad @ myself I want to die. BEWARE!! he's a pro!! I am from Indiana met him on Badoo.
I'm very sorry to hear that you been target by this garbage from West-Africa. They often
have nice words and playing at feelings of victims, the letters are usually copied and send to
many victims. Don't feel shamed keep your spirit and head up, it can happen to anyone.
In last four years they scammed me twice, one was recently happened. Thought it will not
happened me again but it did. I was looking for love online and thought, it will better to look partner
in my own area. So I decided to be member of Dutch dating site, guess wat ?
Not expected that Dutch site was based on scamming, their own folk. I reported on delphi hopefully
can save others from that horrible website.