I was given three wonderful trips to various countries in Africa over a three year period by this man from Poland who does tour guiding in Africa after breaking away from a Polish travel agency to offer better prices and more variety on his own. I had fantastic trips to remote villages of Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya and more, going to some places where no American had ever been. We became what seemed to be closest of friends. Then I paid him over $5,000 for another great trip to Madagascar, Egypt and Algeria. He vanished with all of my money, never to heard from again. He lives in Mozambique. He has done this to other tourists as well. This is what is called grooming scamming - becoming close and trusting and then making the big scam.