Joel James
Complaint 168125 Details

  • Date Occurred: 10/16/2014
  • Reported Damages: $0.00
  • Username: joeljames651
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Location: Ft. Wayne, IN or "Business Trip to Egypt"
  • !

The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

International boundaries

Someone calling himself Joel James said he was going on a business trip to Egypt to buy "beads." I met him originally on eHarmony. Here is the opening email that he sent me...

Hi xxxxxxxxx,

How are you doing and thanks for the interest. I'm new to this online dating and want the best out of it. I am 31 years old ,single and never been married.I was born and live here in Fort Wayne, IN. I obtained my degree in university of Arizona, I am into sales of local beads and art works and also work on the assembly line for general motors.I enjoy doing a lot of things outdoors like going for walks, swimming, bike riding, watching movies, listening to music and things like that.I am a nice and caring man. I am looking for that long term love, someone who is open, loyal, honest, trusting, affectionate, good sense of humor and personality, a woman that know what he wants in life. And most important knows how to treat a man.... I am tired of games. I wanna settle down and have a family. Love hurts and i been hurt to many times, so i know how it feels. I'm not on here to hurt anyone..

I want to know more about you very well ,What make you a successful woman today?where you live presently?what you do for a living?your relationship experience ?and what are you really looking for in a relationship?.I look forward to read back from you again.

Have a nice day.


Then here is the next email I received....

Hi xxxxxxxx,

Thanks for sharing more about yourself with me and it was nice to read that.I'm writing this letter to you in hopes it will provide you with a good understanding of who I am, what I am all about, and what has made me the special man I am today. I am serious about wanting to establish a quality friendship, I am very serious about my intentions and my feelings. Am looking for a woman that will be able to listen to me, communicate her feelings to me , make me laugh, hold and comfort me ,stand by my side always, respect me , passionate lover in every way, support each other in every way, love me and only me, make me smile, protect me when needed, romantic time to time ,and treat me like a queen.... I know you will think what is a lady like me doing on online .. My main purpose of being online today is to find the special woman who deserves all the love and passion that makes up my heart and soul is because I do not have the time to meet others out in a party or a public setting, and the fact I feel you can learn so much about someone through letters, as a person has to take there time and think about the words they want to express, so it allows you to gain a better understanding of someone .

I feel I have a lot to offer in the way of a friendship and I know I have a lot to share that will be of interest for the both of us .I am a man of substance and I am very unique in today's society because i have a strong understanding of what I feel my role in life is suppose to be. I am a man of integrity and my word is my honor!.My life is all about providing love, peace and happiness to others.For you to get a better understanding of me picture a waterfall in your mind and instead of all the water overflowing it is all the love and passion I have in my heart to give to the woman who deserve and know what is heading toward his future .I really want to know everything about you, the type of person who I want to build a friendship with so I am willing to put the time and effort in my messages to show that to you..I will like to know more about your family background and everything else you will like to tell me and i promise to include mine in my next note.

Take care,


Please notice how HE refers to himself as a LADY. oh, and also refers to himself as "queen"

The next email is the best...


Hey,it's always nice receiving a letter from you always. I am willing to build an empire of love,care and understanding with that special woman .I am also ready to build a long term friendship that will in time turn into a marriage and family in future,And I hope to make it come true soon.I am tired of single life and doing everything lonely! I have only been in one deep relationship in the past and the relationship ended because my partner disrespect,play games and did not always listen to me . I have not been sexually active now for a long period of time !!!!. I live my life through the word of God and through my life experience. My believe is my heart and soul, and the passion that is in it is very special, so I made the decision that I would not be sexually active for the sake of just wanting sex, or to have sex for someone else own self gratification. I made the decision to abstain from sex because I want this special gift to be shared with the woman I am dedicating the rest of my life to, as his husband and the father of his future children . It is very important for me to build a life of stability, security, and opportunity for the special woman, I hope to share my thoughts, feelings, experiences, dreams and fantasies with you if you will share the same with me too, and to offer the best in opportunities that might be included in our life and that is my focus in the future time.

About my family its a long story to tell and touching that make me share tears whenever i remembered the past.I will keep this short, Mom is from Australia while Dad is from American.I am the one and only child of my parent, I have a small family because i don't know much about my Mom family in the Australia and also my dad family,because they rarely travel to see there relatives.My dad was a painter and fell down from big towel while he was working on a tower building this happened about 3 years ago,and since then have been helpful to my mom.She has not been feeling good after the death of my dad due to the strong feelings they had for each other ,but i later lost my mom too about One year and 4 months ,she died of cancer .Since then, i started to live my life by myself and not depending on my family because we are not that close, i rarely see them and they are not ready to be of help in any way but i am glad i am whom i am today.So you could see that this world is full of pain and happiness is like stolen moment from the stream of sadness.I learn this business of local art and beads selling from my Mom, tough she never travel over sea for business.Am new to this business and have been doing it all alone for some period of time now .It all about trading from one place to another.oh i almost forget to inform you that i will be leaving on a business trip tonight to the Middle East ( Egypt) to get some latest beads and art work ,this is my first time of going on a business trip out of the united state and i will be back in a week time.As soon as am back,I am willing to get a store where i can sell my art works and employ some workers who can manage the business together with me when am back. I hope we can still keep in touch before my arrival back to the state and have a good conversation as well..Take good care of yourself and let see where this will lead us to as soon as i get back .

Have a good day,


The reason you why this email is the dagger is because if you go to:

(Link Removed)

You will see that on 2011-11-25 almost the exact same message was used from a Reyan George [email protected]

To make a long story short "he" started telling me about how he was having money troubles and how he was doing business with someone while in Egypt and that person took all of his money and then the hotel took his passport, so he couldn't come home. He ended up asking me for $700. After all of the inconsistencies, in the emails, and the fact that when chatting on Yahoo instant messenger I could tell by his language pattern that he wasn't an american, I started questioning. My friend found the website that I mentioned earlier that proved he was a fraud. I never ended up sending him any money. Don't make that mistake.

Do You Have a Complaint?

Submit a Complaint


There are no comments posted. Be the first to comment on this complaint

Do You Have a Complaint?

Add a complaint and spread the word. High volume complaints have a better chance to get their money back. Submit a report and join forces with others like you!

Submit a Complaint Now

Business Profile Summary

  • Joel James logo

Company Statistics

  • Complaint Against Joel James
  • Complaints Filed: 1
  • Reported Damages: $0.00
Visit Complete Company Profile

What is SBID?

SBID is a unique id code that identifies the user's computer and location. SBID is used to prevent fraudulent postings and help our community find users who create duplicate user accounts.