Ah Helina, a lovely 38 year-old charmer from ‘Accra, Ghana’. Of course, Ghana has never seen my dear Helina, who is really using the name of Amanda Burrell (NOTE: there are other Amanda Burrill’s), a ‘Lady’ who shared her photographs with a website called Astro3x (now defunct). It wasn’t hard to find the history of this fraud, with search skills and a good piece of facial recognition software. Back then she was known as ‘Mandy’. Here is Mandy:
Now here is a photo sent me from my dear Helina, Nartey in Accra, Ghana. Her mistake; in one of her photos that she sent, whilst sitting on her computer, there was an electrical outlet in the wall that is only found in North America. It is nowhere else, and certainly can’t handle Ghana’s 220V current!
Here is her story; a short 8 days ago, I received this note from her:
My Real name is Helena,I am 38yrs old Divorced with no kids.. I have a blonde hair, blue eye, 5’8ft tall, 128 lbs, has a white skin. from Ghana With My Family you?.Do you happen to ever chatted with any lady from Ghana ?
I have a measurement of 34C-24-36 and am Am looking for a very handsome and nice man. I am a caring and honest lady seeking for a man to share the rest of my life with.I am looking for a man who is honest, faithful, loyal, sincere, caring and loving man who is willing to give me his love and heart. Well I’m a loving, caring, honest woman with average smarts, although not into Games. I have morals, looking for a man who is the same… A man of his words. I can be independent, but looking to find someone I can rely on hope you will reply with your pictures
Helina quickly asked if we could move our conversation to Yahoo Messenger. The advantage of that is that we could exchange photos and the possibility of viewing one another on shared webcams existed.
Once connected on Messenger, Here is the Messenger conversation from the first night, that stretched well into the next morning her time (same as London):
I have a measurement of 34C-24-36 and am Am looking for a very handsome and nice man. I am a caring and honest lady seeking for a man to share the rest of my life with.I am looking for a man who is honest, faithful, loyal, sincere, caring and loving man who is willing to give me his love and heart. Well I’m a loving, caring, honest woman with average smarts, although not into Games. I have morals, looking for a man who is the same… A man of his words. I can be independent, but looking to find someone I can rely on hope you will reply with your pictures.
Helina Nartey: hello dear
Helina Nartey: are you back
Helina Nartey: welcome back
Helina Nartey: us your web cam working now
Helina Nartey: you have your web cam on?
Helina Nartey: i have seen your picture and i love it and your smile its charming
Helina Nartey: i was born here in Ghana i have lived here all my life. i didnt go to the university, my dad wanted me to take over his company when he dies so i took a 3 yrs course in secretariat and business managment. i guess it was a wrong decision because my dad is died and his family took all he had from us and i am jobless now.
Helina Nartey: i live with my mom and little brother who is still in school.
Cliff: Well, you can’t leave them!
Helina Nartey: i work with my mom in her cusmetic shop now, when i meet the right person . they will allow me go any place in this world where i will be safe
Cliff: What will she and your brother do without you?
Helina Nartey: they will be fine
Helina Nartey: so tell me about the new lady you are looking for what do you want her to be like
Helina Nartey: all my life i have dreamed of dating and getting married to only one guy, i found this guy but i never knew that he never loved me until 3 yrs of marriage with i found out he was sleeping with my best friend. After been this hurt . i have neveer known any man. All i need now is man to love me from his heart and not look at my beauty like all guy do. and i need a man that knows what he is looking for in a lady
Helina Nartey: do you think i am the lady you are looking for
Helina Nartey: Talking about who i am, am that easy going type, adventurous, romantic, ambitious and have a very good sense of humor… My hobbies are too many but to mentioned a few; sports, watching movies, going for walks, listening to music almost all types of music, love on the beach you??
Helina Nartey: i told you i am new to this so i dont really know my way on there
Helina Nartey: what are your hobbies. what do you love doing when you not busy
Helina Nartey: I am someone who generally try to live a somewhat healthy lifestyle, exercising and some sort of jogging, 3-4 days a week and eating healthy, trust me, I love sweets and pastries, but try not to over do it you?
Helina Nartey: I don’t smoke or drink alcohol do you?
Helina Nartey: it a good thing you did. My favorite movies are romantic movies, eating habits: just about anything. My hair is blonde which is one of my most attractive features. I dont have any kids, am always smiling and don’t easily get irritated, I don’t even remember the last time I frowned you?
Helina sent me a Photoshopped picture expressing her love:
Helina Nartey: you got it now so no frowning
Helina Nartey: i am not in cloth and some one is at the door. i will get on the cam later ok
Helina Nartey: i love chatting with you already . and you have made me laugh all night. am that type of person who always try to make people laugh. I always make sure to share the little that I have with someone and also satisfied with whatever I have.
Helina Nartey: ok maybe we should chat some other time. i have to et mom dinner she just came home from the shop
Helina Nartey: what is your phone number ? maybe we can chat on the phone
Helina Nartey: this is my number 00233 242 629 xxx
Helina Nartey: clothing optional
Helina Nartey: i just sent you a text with my phone
Helina Nartey: i got it. i am off now. i will try get online again. or you can call me when you are online. ok
Helina Nartey: ok take care and have a great day
Helina Nartey is typing…
That was Day One. I didn’t even have to coax information of her. I was just my simple, charming self.
On a more significant front, Amazon has made my first book sales deposit into my bank account. There are two elements of significance. The first is finally seeing a little income from our book. The second is that I have waited the months that are required for the income stream to finally start; from now on (assuming that the book sales continue), I should start seeing a regular income. Now, where was that Ferrari dealership???
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