Hello. I am trying to find other people who might have been scammed by the same people who scammed me. It is hard to find internet scammers, but maybe if we pool our experiences, we can help the authorities with more information.
The names I came across from my bad experience were Gideon Cole, Marco Izquierdo, Tchouho Angonou, F. S. Webb and Maktardou Diablou.
The bad check F.S. Webb sent me came from Florida. I wired cash (how stupid!) to Bronx, NY, to a man named Maktardou Diablou. Before it was picked up, Gideon Cole told me to change the name to Tchouho Angonou. Gideon Cole was the would-be renter of our apartment who set up the whole scenario. He said he was from Great Britain.
All of this didn't happen too long ago. I found out on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009, that the check was bad. It was the previous Sunday, March 1st, 2009, that I wired the cash.
Other information, probably false, that Gideon Cole gave me was his address: Mayer Collection, William Brown St., Liverpool L3 8EN; his work information: Kingsbridge Risk Solutions, Ivy House, 8-10 High Street, Twyford, Reading, RG10 9AE; his present landlord: Dr. Joseph Williams, 4 Dorville Crescent, London W6 OHJ, UK; and his present landlord's email: email@example.com. The address of Maktardou Diablou and Tchouho Angonou was given as: 191 Swan Lane, Bronx, NY, 10472. Maybe these people have changed their names but kept some of the false addresses the same.
I want to get these names "out there" in case others have heard of them as well. Scammers need to be caught!