Scammer Basten Boadu


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First name: Basten


Last name: Boadu


Aka: Basten Allen Hyslop, Thomas Wood, Allen B., Jon Wilson, Corad Arjen Stefan, John Mageau, Jeffrey Carvan, George Wilson, John Mcflynn, Thomas Incardella, William James, Romney Woods, Lawrence Brown, Kenneth Barton, Edward James Arsenault, Frank Roy, Antonio Sandro, David Wayne, David Carter, Jeffrey Carvan, Robinson Elwood Clark, Antonio Leonardo, Frank Mills, Henry Mills, Curtis Wood, Daniel Carlos Smith, Michael Darku, Henry S. Wilson, Nicholas R. Brown, Bruce Parker, Kevin Bergner, John Morrison, James Long, Barry Mitchell, Steven Murphy, Kelvin Mills, John M. Thomas, Adris, Terry William Gibson, Rick Nielson, Cole Ganbo, John William, Rick Nielsen, Frank Adu, Donald Krcmarov, Colin Penrose K., Bentley Williams, Robert Wood, Mark Jones, Bright Asare Okyere, Derrick Martins, Smith Williams, Jeremy Walters, James Fishman, Harrison Dolan, Harry Dolan, David Alphonso Washington, Mikhail Bridges, Joel Ejort, Richard A., Mark R., Jerry


Name aliases: Alen, Bill, Billie, Billy, Bob, Carlous, Coline, Collin, Colline, Dan, Davi, Davidde, Davide, Davido, Davids, Deric, Derich, Derick, Derik, Derrich, Derrik, Don, Ed, Eddy, Franc, Franck, Franka, Frankie, Franky, Frankyy, Georges, Harison, Harrie, Harrisson, Jamie, Jeff, Jeffi, Johnn, Kelivin, Kellvin, Ken, Keneth, Kennth, Kilvin, Laurence, Marc, Markie, Mechael, Michail, Michale, Michel, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Mihael, Mike, Miky, Misha, Mykmael, Nick, Nickolas, Nicolas, Nicolass, Rechard, Ric, Ricard, Rich, Richie, Richy, Rickky, Ricky, Rob, Robbert, Robbie, Robby, Roberts, Robs, Steave, Stephan, Stephane, Steve, Terri, Thom, Tom, Tomas, Tommy, Toomas, Wiliam, Williams, Willy





Location(s): Accra (Ghana); Kandahar (Afghanistan)


Also claims to be in: Brisbane (Australia); Blenheim (New Zealand); Philadelphia (USA); London (UK); Phoenix, Arizona (USA); Silver Spring, Maryland (USA); New York City, NY (USA); Canada


Address(es): 18 Thomas St., Accra, Ghana
750 E Northern Ave, Unit 1036 #0042, Phoenix Arizona, 85020, USA
11550 Stewart Lane, Silver Spring, MD, USA
#9 Whithe Dove, Accra, Ghana


Phone number(s): 233209194355


E-mail address(es):


Operates on website(s): Badoo, Be 2, Face Book, Match, Netlog, Ok Cupid, Older Dating Online, Skype, Tagged


Scam media: unknown


Fake documents: view fake documents



Scam Report(s)



Report N1 (added on May, 23, 2012)

Was contacted by Basten Boadu on the dating site.

Donna (USA)

Report N2 (added on October, 24, 2012)

Be aware, it is a real dangerous person, he (or she) knows how to keep persons.

Romy (Luxembourg)

Report N3 (added on December, 13, 2012)

I've met Romney Woods via internet- 2 month ago on partner searching page ( but he isn’t there now. I've found out he's love scammer – He is known since 2009 under following names (mostly as US Army soldier/medical doctor);
- Actually known as Conrad Arjen Stefan and Allen B.
- I know him as Romney Woods ( –this mail is still on) , skype: romney.woods - as we skyped together he lived in Atlanta GA, born on 5th of May, now there is Sydney, Australia as his location, born on 16th of April 1958.
- Kenneth Barton - here his identification card as US Army soldier
- Frank Roy from Florida (bachelor’s degree in Engineering)
- Frank Roy from London (, 31A Brouncker Road, London, W3 8AE)
- David Wayne (US Army General)
- David Carter (US Army Soldier in Iraq)
- Jeffrey Carvan (US Army Soldier in Iraq)
- Robinson Elwood Clark (,
- Antonio Leonardo
- Nicholas R.Brown from Aberdeen in Northern Scotland
- Basten Boadu from Accra, Ghana

Joanna (Poland)

Report N4 (added on April, 23, 2013)

He initiated contact with both profiles but same picture on each.
B2 dating site. 3 days communication.. Had already done image search but found nothing. As skype convo started found him on a scammer site.
He had webcam recording of the person in the picture he used, but when I busted him, he told me he was from Ghana and then he revealed himself on webcam....naked etc.

Nicola (New Zealand)

Report N5 (added on May, 24, 2013)

Made contacted with myself on match. Did not post a photo on match but after contacting myself I gave him my email account to send me a photo. We then started talking by email and Skype. On skype could only get occasional visual contact, never with sound so didn't ever hear his voice. He had no phone, was not allowed whilst on the base apparently. He wrote very romantic letters and spoke for approx.1 month, did think at time they were quite over the top, sometimes very well written and other times with very poor grammar. He then asked if he could send me a 'package' that there was no one else he could trust, this is when I became suspicious and started to question him , never really answered my questions and now he has stopped communicating, obviously realising I was not going to assist him..

Linda (UK)

Report N6 (added on June, 3, 2013)

April 24, 2013 request for contact on Skype chat May 13, 2013 request for a loan on a trip to Africa for his son Kelvin, who is studying in London.
05/16/2013 I sent in the name of Kelvin Thomas, London West Union service USdollars 2,957.00, respectively. ? 1800.10 only once.
05.30.2013 again request for 4000,00 U.S. dollars for delivery West Union to Ghana in the name of Alfred Andrew to Accra Ghana.

Hana (Czech Republick)

Report N7 (added on August, 2, 2013)

He has confirmed he is a scammer.

Amanda (Wales)

Report N8 (added on August, 7, 2013)

This scammer contacted me via skype around 15th June,2013 though hesitant I accepted the request. He introduced himself as a Captain currently serving in US Army in Afghanistan claiming to have worked for the past 30 years. Did not divulge much information but immediately requested for a relationship stating that he was looking for an African woman desperately on grounds that his wife had died about 5 years ago. He shared some of the pictures already on this website plus a few others and I now note that he changed the clothing in one of them to Army apparrel. He also shared picture of this son and his late wife during their wedding day.
After a few chit chats, the tone of the conversation changed to him wanting me to help him to access some funds that he had in CAL Merchant Bank in Ghana. This was on grounds that he could not do it because the USD 3.5 million he had was money had had been awarded during a rescue operation by NATO and US Army in 2008 in Accra as they sourced for weapons from Afghanistan. Long story... anyway he then sent me a copy of certificate of deposit so that I could write to bank on his behalf and claim the money for him. This was after a calculated series of email communications and on grounds that he did not have proper internet in Afghanistan. By then this man had promised me heaven and played with my emotions including having made a marriage proposal that he claimed to be very serious after a series of prodding me. I however noted poor spelling mistakes in his communication and the fact that he changed his emails and writing time to odd hours like 2.30 am in the morning. He never fully answered questions that I posed to him and at times never answered some emails that I sent to him especially when they had questions. I now believe he works with one Barrister Sam Okudeto in Ghana and Dr. Frank Adu of CAL Merchant Bank in Ghana because he finally requested me to contact these people to help him access some of his money on grounds that he could not get the funds while in Afghanistan. Dr. Adu his main player and then the Barrister come in later. These persons have since contacted me in the name of processing the money transfer for Rick . Dr. Adu contacted the lawyer to help me with transaction and the lawyer Sam Okudeto asked to be paid USD 650 first. I actually sent him the money via Money gram this Satuday 4th August . I noticed that he requested that the money be paid to his secretary by the name Emmanual E. Onoja. Amazingly when they again requested that I wire USD 3850 and this is when I got suspicious and cut off my communication completely. This scammer Rick Neilson or Nelson is very dangerous and calculating in my view. Not sure if his son and wife are part of his scams. He has since then been sending emails from a different yahoo email and stopped skype communication on grounds that he cannot access skype. His last communication with me was on 5th August,2013 in which he was begging me to send the USD 3850 as the money was urgently required by CAL Bank inorder to finalize the transfer to my account.

I then decided to browse the internet for scammers, the so called CAL Merchant bank and the Barrister Okudeto . Alas! I bumped into Rick Neilson's true identity and pictures. I have some information including letters and an apparent contract that was sent to me today 6th August by Barrister Okudeto to sign and to wire back the money.

Caroline (Kenya)

Report N9 (added on August, 14, 2013)


Mayka (Spain)

Report N10 (added on August, 23, 2013)

We have been chatting since 26 July 2013, but 1st made contact in may. I have told him that I know who he is and he is blaming the Taliban. I have filled out a pre-marital questionnaire and it got approved. Have sent his so called son Larry Allen some money for his birthday, which was on 9tg August.

Gaynor (UK)

Report N11 (added on August, 30, 2013)

I have many emails from him also Dr. frank adu they got over 8 k of money from me.i have kept everything and want to send everything to u now they want me to sell my car ... I just decided to look a lil deeper and found this.He was going to come here to cananda and marry me said he has 7.5 mill dollars and we will be a happy family. I need you to get a hold of me as soon as u can to catch him please. his sons name is jim now 13 .he has my address etc and number really scared now he said he is a captain in Afghanistan.

Christine (Canada)

Report N12 (added on September, 10, 2013)

Been in contact for about 20 days ... He initiated contact with me on the above website then sent me an email that requested I contact him via 'g mail' and sent me photos that were also shown on this website (him alone, with a dog and then with a child). Has linkedin website which I thought gave him credibility claiming he is a civil engineer (self employed) from USA now working in UK - initially in Cheapside London but then said he was in Birkenhead (yet when I said I would be in Liverpool said his work life was hectic and could not agree time and place). Said he was sending me a surprise - 'flowers' (to my work address) they telephoned to try to deliver them but they never arrived. He sent invoice showing the order - although I contacted the company E Florist they would not discuss it with me but only the person who ordered the flowers (cost ~ ?100) then he booked a hotel and spa and sent me the invoice but I said I couldn't do the dates so changed it with the hotel who said they would contact him to verify it - never heard any more about it. Also sent me a video of him in his study (no sound). Spoke on the phone several times but his voice sounded 'tinny' not always American and then he started mentioning he was going to retire and had investments in mining (gold and diamonds) which I thought was strange and challenged him (he then got angry and cut me off). Subsequently he asked me for a laptop for his son's birthday (son is 7 years old) costing ?1000 later he went to $250 dollars so his son could get it at Walmarts. Also includes a friend (Jon Penrose) who he claimed was his son's caretaker (I thought his son was living in California with his ex wife). I sent a joke book and other Roald Dahl books to his son (and a Where's Henry birthday card!) to the address he gave me - as thought that was appropriate for a 7 -8 year old child - imagine his suprise! When I didn't send the money transfer he emailed angry messages and blocked me on the dating website. I then looked up scamming and found the messages he sent (romantic) were from the internet and then found your website and he was on the top six shown on your page - but under a different name!) Which I can't get into again to put on this report - he is wearing glasses and I think the name began with a B. Wish I knew about this website before I started out on the search for romance on the internet but will be using you and telling me friends all about your brilliant site.

Ann (England)

Report N13 (added on December, 16, 2013)

He initiated contact on match by liking my photo and then added me to his favorites. I believe his username on match was Niceone50894in Austin. We then corresponded through emails and chats on yahoo. Soon after we started chatting on yahoo he took down his match account. We communicated from Dec 3 or 4 until Dec 13. Mostly by yahoo chat and Skype. same user in Skype; no voice communication. He asked me to cancel my match account, which mine was about to expire and was not planning on continuing any way; so I did. He wanted to confirm that I had cancelled my match account and I was so stupid that I gave him my user name and password; now I can not get in ; he changed my email address. He had said that his son was on a trip to Africa for his birthday and had asked him for money to celebrate w/ his friends; he then asked to help his son w/ $ 500, because he was in Afghanistan and could not transfer funds to Africa. I immediately stopped communicating w/ him. He knows my date of birth. I believe he also hacked into my yahoo account as in my yahoo recent account activity I see a log in based out of Ghana IP number

Diana (USA)

Report N14 (added on January, 20, 2014)

Este Sr. Me dijo que trabajaba en la india, que su hijo vivIa en Londres, el ni?o viajo a Africa y tubo un accidente, desde entonces mi vida se volvio una pesadilla, empezo a pedir que envie dinero a cada momento, disque para el hospital,me pidio que le envie un telefono celular el cual envie por DHL y en resumen envie aproximadamente 20 mil dolares.

Dulce (Dominican Republic)

Report N15 (added on May, 8, 2014)

This person sent me standard messages on BE2 four times on the 28th of April 2014, and every time I ignored him. On the 29th of April 2014 he wrote message in his own words saying that he really likes my profile and would like to know me better, and asked for my email address.

Hellen (Australia)

Report N16 (added on February, 16, 2015)

He is operating at Skype.

Elin (Norway)

Report N17 (added on June, 2, 2015)

Extortion money to his son Kelvin treatment after an accident in Ghana, then he was stuck at Brussels airport because he can not pay duty for luggage.He claims to be a US Army soldier who was mission in libya and that May 5 is already retired and wand to settle in Poland. I gave that fool fou, because I felt story for the man and send about 1.000 euros. E-mail exchange lasted from 3 February to 24 May 2015 year. Skype calls lasted from February to May 19.2015 year. Now I know that I fell victim to a fraud.

Grazyna (Poland)

Report N18 (added on July, 29, 2015)

I was contacted by skype on the June 15, 2015, he described as a man widowed and orphan, looking for a wife to marry, supposedly is a petroleum engineer who works on a ship that provides energy in the Atlantic Ocean. Has a son named Jerry who is caring for a school and the teacher called Mr. Clinton, he told me he is very worried that the child was very lonely. He was writing love letters every day for three weeks when he suddenly began to ask for money because he was far from his son and could not pay the school, I knew from the beginning this man is a scammer, I did not fall into his trap. I have the same photos published on this site. And I've been reading all these stories and I really do not understand why this man still doing the same for years, should be in prison.

Yenny (Venezuela)

Report N19 (added on September, 1, 2015)

He resides in Maryland under several alaises.

Mary (USA)

Report N20 (added on August, 12, 2016)

Military romance scammer.

Eloha (USA)