David Josh / 559.492.9854 / davidjosh700@gmail.com

by Deni
(California)

His line of BS & picture

His line of BS & picture

His line of BS & picture More of his BS His Facebook profile pic (account deleted) Another picture he sent

Honestly, I feel pretty embarrassed that I fell for this guy. He sent me a private message through Facebook, and like so many others...for some reason I responded to him when I never had before.


There were sooooo many red flags I ignored, but I did question many things and asked for answers. Usually he would either not answer them or he would come up with an answer that at least stopped me from asking for the time being.

One time, he sent me this long email and it was signed George a few lines above his supposed name...David Josh. When I called him on that, he had this big long story about how his Mom always called him George.

So...his story. 64 years old (probably because I told him I was 65 first), originally from France but living in the US for 20 years. His wife died 6 years ago. His daughter lives in Ohio and has a child. He lives in Fresno, CA and has an office. He lives alone with his 2 dogs.

He gave me an address that didn't exist at first and then changed the last number. When I checked to see who the property owner was, it wasn't him. He had another lame excuse but by that time I was really done with all the lies.

We chatted on FB Messenger for a few days, then he wanted to start texting. Eventually I let him call me and we would talk a few times during the day. He made me laugh, feel loved more than I had ever felt, sent me songs to "share his feelings for me", had the most sexy and amazing voice and accent, sent me corny goodnight and good morning digital cards, sent me these long emails telling me all about what we would do when we could be together.

He told me right from the start that he was this oil rig contractor and that he was working on this bid for a contracting job. He was awarded the contract of over 1.2 million and that was going to allow us to go into business together and live this fairy tale dream life together.

So he gets to the rig with his crew of 4 but realizes he underestimated how many workers he would need to be able to carry out his contract. He says he has to figure out how to get at least 3 more crew members and has to pay all off their expenses in advance.

When he actually asked to send him money for this, I was so shocked. I had not even had it on my radar that this could be his motive. I knew there were things that I didn't know if they were true--but never did I think I would be scammed for money.

He made himself out to be in a good position financially and that he knew what he was doing in this contracting thing. He asked me to transfer $5500 to him by the next day. I was devastated and knew right then that I had fallen for a scheme. I could not believe that someone would say and do all of the kind things he did...only to get money from me.

I told him I would not be sending him this money. When I asked him if his loving me was contingent on me sending him money, he denied that. I sent a few very angry emails and texts....then I blocked his number. About that time, his Facebook account disappeared and then his phone number was disconnected when I checked. A few days after, I get an early morning call from a blocked ID number and it's him.

Now he is asking me for $600 for medicine that his dogs need that he left in a kennel. I refused again and that is the last I have heard from him.

It has been so hard to get over this. I felt like I was crazy in love with this guy...couldn't wait for his texts, emails....and especially his calls. The betrayal and disregard for another person's heart and emotions is out of my ability to understand how another human can do this. I am including some of the screen shots of his texts and a couple pictures. I hope it might keep someone else from getting sucked in the way I did.

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Jun 18, 2017
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David Josh
by: Anonymous

I'm also embarrassed as I fell for the guy I was talking to. His name was Chris Douglas. They are smooth talkers,

May 30, 2017
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Sharon
by: Deni

My best to you too, Sharon. I could not have predicted I would fall for this kind of thing in a million years. It kind of goes back to that old adage "if it seems to good to be true, it probably is".

These guys (and women) who do this are really just plain evil that's all. They play to whatever they think you want in your life and make you think it will happen.

May 28, 2017
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Deni
by: Sharon Henson

They seem to know exactly what we need to hear, and what we need to believe. I believed he was a answer to a prayer that I made so long ago. I never realized how desperate I was to be loved. Time does help and I know eventually I will find the love I've waited for.

My best to you Deni.

May 28, 2017
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To Sharon Henson
by: Deni

Thank you for your kind words.

I really appreciate it. Who doesn't want to be loved the way they make it sound, right?

May 28, 2017
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David Josh
by: Sharon Henson

Please don't feel embarrassed that you fell for his beautiful words and promises. So many of us have fallen for their stories. I felt so alone, so embarrassed, thinking I was the only one who fell for this until I found this website.

Though I am sorry to realize how many have been scammed, it helped knowing I wasn't alone. Thank you for sharing your story and the images of the innocent man being used in this scam.

Sharing your story, the pain and embarrassment is difficult. You should be very proud of yourself for doing so, hopefully it will save another innocent person from being scammed.

Thank you.

Sharon

May 24, 2017
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David Josh
by: Anonymous

I guess this is how I get rated by posting on my own post?

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