Facebook Dating Scam/ Oil Rig Engineer

by Anonymous
(USA)

David Morgan- Good looking says he's a 57 yo. widower, from Germany- with a son Clinton in boarding school. Oil rig Engineer as profession...will not answer any direct questions, very shady, answers every thing with "my dear." He didn't get any money- didn't ask, but it was probably coming - I sent him a picture of my face - that was bad enough.


Friended through Facebook. I will not accept requests anymore from people I do not really know...as friends. He was attractive (probably not even really him in picture) that's honestly why I said yes to the FB request.

He laid it on thick - it didn't seem right - listen to your gut. It irritated me that he sent all of these stupid GIFTS of roses, etc. Women are not stupid. I asked for a selfie, or snap chat - of his face.

He said "cellphones can be explosive here in the camp.". I asked him if it was related to the static, and he couldn't/wouldn't explain. If he's an engineer....um, No. That shouldn't be a problem. I already knew the answer- I wanted to know if he knew.

He sent me a picture of a rig. He was not in the picture. I said "What's this?" He said quote: "Using various equipment on drill floor to assist in the production of drilling of oil." That was priceless! I said.. Drill floor meaning the ocean? How deep? Then, he said, "It's right in the middle of the ocean, my dear." I asked him how deep, at what depth do they drill?

No response.

After he asked me if I liked jewelry, what I ate for lunch and if I lived alone - (I didn't answer the last) and he refused to tell me what ocean he was in...I deleted him. So weird.

Signs: 1) Too many personal questions, very quickly
2) No reciprocal information - they do not answer your questions
3) Attempts at superficial, glib romantic attempts before they know anything about you as a person (personally, I thought this was a turn-off)
4) Not forthcoming with details, no job knowledge
5) Broken english

Probably looking for cash; or a Green card. Stay away. A cat or dog will love you unconditionally, and will NOT steal from you.

Love ladies!

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Feb 23, 2018
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Frank Baker NEW
by: Anonymous

He could be Chris Anderson oil rigger from Texas or any one. They change names often. They change photos often. But if he says oil rigger he is a scammer. More info and we can compare stories.

Feb 20, 2018
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Frank Baker ???
by: Anonymous

Frank Baker? oil rigger from Texas?

Anyone?

Feb 14, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

My story is similar to many others here. His name is Emmanuel Jefferson. His wife died in a car accident and daughter was in boarding school (Texas). He claimed to be a Marine Engineer but his grammar was horrible (first red flag).

I played along and answered his stupid questions about life and love. He found me on Facebook and his profile was odd. All of his friends were foreigners. He claimed he was from Georgia. He then started asking personal information about my job, phone number/carrier.

He wanted me to send two pictures of myself. He also insisted that I download the hangout app which I, of course, refused. That was never going to happen! Once he started to call me I ended it and blocked him.

Ladies be careful out there!! It's not worth the hassle.

Take care!

Feb 07, 2018
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oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

An oil rig worker does not have a lot of time to chat on social media. They work 12 to 14 hour shifts..12 to 14 days straight.. Ask if he is working and spends a lot of time on and off during the day, while he is on his shift. It's a scam.

Always by the 1 or 3 week money is asked for - for sometimes something goes wrong song every time.. scam scam.. scam..

Feb 07, 2018
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Another oil rig engineer story
by: Anonymous

Hi girlfriends, I'm so glad we can share our experience this way. Maybe it will help the next victim from falling into the trap. I won't mention his name since I'm sure he changes it often, but it started as an innocent set of texts on WWF.

His pic looked interesting and as the weeks went by, I started liking what he told me about himself, and felt badly about his wife dying of cancer 7 years ago. He sounded lonely and was worried about his daughter back in the states with a nanny.

He allegedly had a six month contract on an oil rig in Norway. We moved to Hangouts so we could be in touch more often. He was charming and sweet for months, nothing inappropriate, no red flags. He constantly professed his love for me, and wanted to meet me when he came back to the states next month.

Though it was hard to understand these feelings for someone I'd never met in person, I was beginning to be under his spell. Until he asked me to accept a delivery from a London shipping company that was supposed to contain his "inheritance ".

Hello red flags!

I ended our contact and have learned a lesson. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't!

Feb 05, 2018
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Civil Worker scam
by: Anonymous

To anonymous who was scammed by a man named Kowalski CarlTony also Beckham Kowalski, I think we were scammed by the same man. I met him on FB and he told me he was a civil worker doing a job in Istanbul, and was from Seattle, Washington. He said he was a widower, lost his wife and son in childbirth. He went by the name Tony Carl.

As we got to know each other I asked him his middle name and he said it was Beckham. He has a facebook page right now using the name Tony Carl.

Beware ladies he is a nigerian scammer.

Feb 04, 2018
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Scammed up
by: Anonymous

Wish I had known about this site before I got scammed but at least it was just 3wks. Like all the others, pictures handsome. Very romantic. Love songs. Much younger than me. Of course said age doesn't matter. Soon asked for money because of accident on rig. From watching a friend of mine, I knew right away it was a scam.

I told him it ain't going to happen. Unfriended him. No more friending someone I don't know. Guess he figured I had money because I was retired with a home and nicer car.

Guess I got the last laugh!!

Jan 31, 2018
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Oil rig engineers
by: Anonymous

In the last 2 days 2 different men contacted me on Facebook, claiming to be oil rig engineers. The first one called himself Billy Tucker, from the US and played the widowed man. Didn't ask him anything since I didn't want to waste time talking to him. Wrote to me on Messenger and I got frightened when he tried to call me the night after I added him om FB so I blocked him.

Then right away another man asked me to add him om FB and be was not as sleezy, but the first thing he asked me was if I was single. He claimed to be from London, but was born in the Netherlands. He called himself Matt Dirk and on FB His occupation was listed as self employed. I got mad when he wrote to me on Messenger that he was an oil rig engineer, and couldn't stop myself from asking him what kind of scam this was and if he just named the sum, I would transfer it to to him right away to save time.

I'm not sure if these two men are scammers, but it sure felt like it. Someone tried to scam me this summer, posing as a military, and I spent months talking to him and got very upset when he tried to make me sign a fake leave permit, so I'm fed up with these idiots by now!!!

Jan 29, 2018
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Terry Bounce
by: Anonymous

Terry Bounce is a scam artist with several face book profiles. He said he works in oil rigs and is in Germany but I didn’t get taken by him. I started to have feelings for him and was heart broken when I found out he promised two other wemen the same stuff he promised me to move there and be with them.

He told me the same thing he told us all that he loved us and we were the only one for him. He asked all of us to send him a Itunes card and said he was widowed and had a son in boarding school in the UK. I didn’t send him anything but one said she was taken for eight thousand dollars because she was so in love with him and believed he was real and going to come be with her.

Stay away from this con man he is good at what he does

Jan 27, 2018
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Scammer has more then just me on the go
by: Silly lady

I have been very silly and I know I have been scammed by a person calling himself Barry Connie as he sent the wrong message to me on Google hangouts as it said Kath you need go stop ringing me.

He told me he was a oil rig engineer who was a widow who had a daughter who was 15 and in boarding school. He said his wife died in a car accident and he asked if I could get him an iTunes voucher so he could keep his work on it.

He asked me to move my bank and hè would send poems to me and told me I was the love of his life and wanted me to get married and have kids and we are to start a business together.

His name is Barry Connie

Jan 24, 2018
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Maurice Bell! Very Handsome. Scam profile page on FB. Wish I knew the real person.

Jan 18, 2018
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Kind Loving Thief Miller Adesode
by: Victim/2Anonymous

My scammer was kind, sweet and gentle. He got $2,500 Out of me for a sick 13 yr old daughter having a kidney transplant! I dated this guy for 3-4 months on Instagram where he was so emotional he tried to commit suicide twice because of the stress of being on a ship with a broken drill and his daughter dying.

He was a widower and very lonely looking for a christian wife. His name is Miller Adesode. All the photos I received were NOT all of him. While they were similar very close, it appeared it might be a dating ring of men around 57 yrs old with goatee and gorgeous white hair. All white European men! He meshed photos of him with mine, making it appear like we were an item. Promises of true love, never making me cry, never cheating on me, etc etc. He sent me poems until I started seeing a pattern.

Then the beautiful romantic songs started. I played along. His daughter is in a boarding school in Italy. He was from Germany. Soft spoken loving man. Begging for my trust! He performed a wedding vow and vowed on the bible to be my husband and asked me to vow. I never got the bible and did NOT vow marriage to him but gave him a lecture as to how serious in Gods eyes a VOW is when using Gods name.

He had a Nigerian accent and his voice never matched the different photos he sent. I don't wish the man any harm. He walked into my life at a time when I really needed him. Yes, I lost money but I don't care now! I would absolutely enjoy having him permanently in my life as we really meshed. Until I recently told him I had spoken to others about him then I noticed the texts started getting fewer and fewer or is it that the Holidays are over as I also noticed he strangely could not be reached on Thanksgiving, Xmas Day and New Years! And even MLK Day... Red Flag. Married??

But he certainly was sweet. The photos he stole were nice and very romantic! However I may have gotten the real deal on this one as I got his Dr Lisc and Passport and I admire him for that. He was sweet to me!

Be careful Ladies! Not all scammers are Kind!

Jan 12, 2018
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Exxon oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

And I usually never answer them but for some reason I did this time. The guy's name on Facebook and messenger and hangouts comes up Kowalski Carl Tony. Apparently that is his great-grandfather's name and he uses it as a tribute apparently he said his name is Beckham Carl Kowalski. This gentleman always knew what to say and made me fall in love him and everything was Baby, Darling, my love, honey, I want to come home, I want to be with you,.

He said I don't want to be on the rig anymore and said he's widowed but his wife died giving birth to their youngest son. He's got two children and says their names are Tyga age 7 and Beckham jr. Age 3. he said he works on the Exxon rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. I'll send you a picture because he's gorgeous but I feel like an idiot because I once fell hard.

That's when the scan came that he had to get his Security box transferred here from the UK so he gave me all the information and all the codes and I contacted an attorney out there. The attorney said that I would need a power of attorney and some other information so I sent in what information I could and like an idiot not thinking I sent them a picture of my driver's license.

Now I feel like a fool anyway I got a response from the attorney telling me that with court funds and the transfers from the security holding company they would need 880 British pounds which is $1,200 us cash. So I contacted Beckham and I told him I couldn't do it because I didn't have the funds. I can barely make my bills let alone have any type of money in the bank so he asked me to find a way to come up with the money and take out a loan or borrow it because he can't leave until that money is transferred as it is Company policy.

He said since I was unable to do this he hasn't really responded to me and if he does it's a two-word oh baby, baby no, love, please... I ended up in the hospital and he couldn't even ask me if I was okay or why I was in there.

I haven't heard from him. I sent him a text that he's read them but no response. So for anybody who gets to read this please be careful and don't get involved with anybody by the last name of Kowalski Carl Toney or Beckham and don't let him send pictures because if he sends you a picture you will melt.

He's got the most gorgeous blue eyes and the smile oh my God the smile but now I kick myself why didn't I figure this out in the beginning instead of letting myself fall in love, so ladies please be careful he's out there.

Sorry everyone I don't know how to get the picture out on here.

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Jan 10, 2018
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Scammer on Instagram
by: Anonymous

I have just been taken for a fool too! Look out for a BryanArthur1010 on Instagram. He is active now. Similar thing, his Parents died in a car crash when he was 8! He is now 54 or so he says.

He says he has been divorced for 5 years and his x wife had an affair with his best friend. So, he swamped me with his undying love, poems, songs etc for 4 weeks daily then suddenly he needs to go on a business trip from Boston MA to Turkey.

He messages me with so much lovey dovey crap and asks me for a $200 dollar iTunes gift card as he needs to download an important document. I told him where to go and no communication at all since! He has a handsome face and salt and pepper beard and moustache. He says he was raised in Hungary so that is why he has a peculiar accent.

He sounded like he was Nigerian. Watch out ladies because this guy is gifted with buckets of charm!!!

Check out a STEVE GEORGE too on Instagram!

Dec 19, 2017
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Eric Roy Jessup - Anyone knows?
by: Anonymous

Does this name sounds familiar to anyone? Same story, oil rig in Edinburgh, Scotland, 10-year old son in boarding school, lost wallet, need to get money to release equipment from Chinese customs.

Dec 18, 2017
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Selimi Mair Oil rig enginner at the Gulf of Mexico Romance Scammer
by: Anonymous

Attention Ladies: I accepted a Facebook friend request from Selimi Mair back in September of 2017. We had a few mutual friends. He was so friendly and polite. I would receive messages daily via messenger asking how I was doing.

Eventually he told me he's been divorced for two years, and was looking for a nice single lady to help him raise his son, Jack who has been living with his Nanny in Las Vegas, Nevada. After two months of our friendship, he confessed how deeply in love he was with me. He didn't seem to care that I was happily married.

He said he was extremely attracted to me, and there was a strong chemistry between us. He said he needed me to help him out by opening a Savings Account so he could transfer money there for me to keep for him so when he was finished with his contract assignment at the end of December he could come and meet me in person.

He insisted God put me in his life for a reason. He didn't trust anyone else with his money except me. I refused to open up a bank account for him. He later asked me if I could send his son a moneygram for $50.00 to help him out with some personal expenses.

Like a fool, I felt sorry for him. I begin to become suspicious that what he was telling me was all lies. I had this gut instinct something wasn't right. I confronted him and told him how I felt. We had a huge argument and stopped talking for a few days.

Eventually, I decided I would view his Facebook photos. I decided to use "Google Image" and "Tin Eye". Low and behold I found several of the pictures he had on his Facebook page to all belong to someone else. He stole someone else identity and photos. He says he's 53 years old and is from Croatia.

I did chat with him a few times on Viber before we had a big fight, and I blocked him.

His viber phone number is 1-205-575-8135.

He became very angry with me when I refused to give him any money. Ladies....please be careful and remeber when in doubt....go to Google Image or Tin Eye to verify the person who's supposedly your online friend is not out to take advantage of you in any way.

I'm so relieved I followed my heart, and didn't give in to this Loser.

Dec 17, 2017
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Lorenzo Almario petrochemical engineer
by: Anonymous

Italian accent born and raised in Dallas Texas claims he is offshore in North Korea. He says he needs 3000 to get home. Dozens of pictures and only wants to communicate through Google Hangouts. He is very secretive and I posted I was in a relationship haha and he wouldn't change the settings plus had another profile with just women from a year ago.

I wonder who's pics and stuff he stole except called video chat once and I missed it so we will never know. I've gotten dozens of pictures including his work card from lukeoil

Dec 14, 2017
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Karl Jensen Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

Dear ladies, I have the very same story. He pretended to have found me through LinkedIn, a half American (from Nevada) half German guy, 52 years old, divorced since 8 years with a 16 years old daughter.

Very charming looking guy, sending lots of photos, his english is amazing, sending poems etc and he quickly entered my heart as well. After 6 weeks of emailing (karljensen126@gmail.com) he also left for his last big oil-rig-job to the UK, and we then started to chat through Skype as no internet access was available.

After 1 week on the rig money was needed for a spare part and so on and so on. I communicated with 2 companies on his behalf, both having websites (www.amotechequipment.com and www.penviewoil.com), but they seem to be outdated..... but somehow it all sounded so real to me.

Penview Oil sent me an email, confirming that Karl Jensen had advised them to make their first down-payment of 182.000€ to me instead of him to give me the confidence, I will get all my money back.

Anyway I sent initially 5.000€ to a spanish bank account of amotech-equipment, but then more requests were coming. And then it became more and more evident that all was fake.

It broke my heart and I lost the money and it really helps me to read all your stories to close this chapter.

By the way, a day later I was contacted through Skype by Michael Uwe, a doctor based in Damascus. I was already imagining the stories I might hear from him, so I stopped the conversation right away.

There are too many scammers out there unfortunately.

Dec 12, 2017
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Richard Powell
by: Anonymous

Does any one know this man, Richard Powell, Independent oil contractor from Houston Texas, made friend's with me on facebook, in October 2017, said he was a widower, wife had died four years ago, he said he was born in Brazil, and his mother brought him to America, when his father died of Cancer, his mother has since died, and he was all alone.

Said he work for Trans Ocean, and did oil and gas explorations jobs, he was a marine engineer by trade. We talked for a few weeks, he was really nice, and I fell in love with him, he said he loved me, so charming, and I quickly fell under his spell.

He then told me he had won a contract to go out to West Africa, for seven weeks, and this was his last job before he retired, and he would come over to see me when his contract finished. We carried on speaking to each other at least three times a day, he had sent me lots of photos, he had been out in Lagos for about two weeks, when he said he wasn't able to work because he had given his officer, all his money to go and buy a tool that they needed, and he had been robbed.

He asked me if I could send him $3000 USD, but I told him I hadn't got that sort of money, he told me to get a loan for him, and I told him I didn't think I could, but he just drove me mad, I was so stressed that I gave into him and got him the money, and I had to pay it into his officers a/c, which I said I didn't want to do, but he talked me into it, and I sent it to him.

Then two weeks later he asked me for more money, because he was starving, he asked me for £1000, I told him I hadn't got that much money, he then said £500, would do, told him I hadn't got that either, and in the end I managed to send him £400, what a bloody fool I've been, listening to all the lies he told me and like the fool I am I believed him, when I used to ask him questions, he didn't like it, and used to get angry,the final straw came last week when he said his machinery had broken down, and could I get him £5000

I just knew then that this man was taking me for a ride, told him there was no way I could get that sort of money, told him I thought he was a scammer,he got angry with me and said goodbye.

Dec 10, 2017
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Please help me
by: Feeling a fool

Has anyone heard of a Frenchman called Henri Gregoire? He is extremely charming and approached me on match.Com. He did the same as most of you, and has a 16 year old daughter named Olivia, needed money for her birthday party, then he needed money for a broken part on the rig that he was responsible for but it got stuck in customs, was very religious, and did I say charming?

Now he has traveled to the country Georgia, and is being held in a police station there or tax evasion, and has the barrister calling me for 500$ as a retainer! This man has tons of pictures, which I've done the reverse picture look up and can't find him?

I want him to be real, but I don't think he is? Help?
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Dec 06, 2017
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Jason K Tyler from atlanta georgia
by: motherd52

Says he works as a civil engineer, working now ( supposedly)in Alaska. He just messaged me out of the blue. He got Lovey dovey from the start. He knew just what to say, but when I would doubt him he would get very nasty, almost psycho! We went from instant messenger to Viber real fast.

He called me once, but his voice sounded Asian, when I hung up he wouldnt talk over the phone anymore, only message. Also, would ask him to send me a selfie of where he was, he said he didnt like selfies, but yet his profile pics were full of selfies!

He had 2 kids, boy 13, and daughter also. He was a widower for 7 years. His grammar was not anerican, way off. He says hes from Atlanta, but could find no evidence of him being there! Now he says hes moving to Worcester Pennsylvania. Has lived all over, New York, Calif., Portugal and UK.

Things went ok for a week, then came the pitch for a Itunes card for his son, and maybe Amazon for him because the wifi on the rig wasnt working.

I suspected from the beginningI but wanted to believe so I did some checking on truth finder, and social catfish for picture checks. I found him on 2 other different sites, one portugese dating site and a vietnamese dating site. When I asked him, he went ballistic! He still denies, and blocked me.

I sure would like to find the real guy in the pictures! He uses the phone numbers # 44 376 919 7329, and 518-945-6425 from new york!

Dec 05, 2017
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Just wanted to be my friend
by: Anonymous

Collins Baker was the name given from Berlin but moved to Houston. Wife died from cancer 3 years ago and working on a rig in Istanbul. Said he was a Christian with a 19 year old son and 16 year old daughter being cared for by God fearing people, so easy to fall for this story.

I really liked visiting with him but sounds like all the other stories on this site, never directly answers a question. I really wanted him to be real but he decided we could not remain friends because of my suspicions. Started with saying his drilling machine was having problems and did not know how he would be able to pay for repairs, then moved to needing ITunes gift card so he could get more units to text.

I told him the photos he had sent seemed to not match the words he was speaking.

Dec 04, 2017
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Ladies were all talking to the same man he just changes his name and his picture and the place that he is. He will be charming and romantic and promise you the world for the first two or three weeks and then somehow someway something will happen and he will need money.

He will first ask for iTunes cards just a little bit at a time - just maybe 50 or 60 but then comes the bomb he will ask for $2000 to help him fix his oil rig as he needs a oil pan or something broke or blah blah blah blah blah.

Do not believe anything he tells you. Believe me when I say anything that looks too good to be true is it so block him and forget he ever existed

Dec 03, 2017
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Almost scammed again
by: Anonymous

Was talking to oil rig engeneer. Maybe. We talked for like a week and he was to come see me. He said he had to purchase a form to request live. I think he ment leave. Then he had to contact his company and tell them the address where he would be for the time he was gone. Then i get an email he has to pay his replacment for the time he is on vacation. He says he has nearly half and wants me to help with the other half.

I have no money. Ive told him that. Now he came back and is worried about the money he spent on the form. His name is Gary J. Micheal. Does anyone know of him.

Dec 02, 2017
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John Graham (2)
by: Anonymous

Began on fb and messenger. Profile etc went down a couple of times, but he was soon back, blaming 'that damn hacker's Very convincing at first, weaving a story of a hard working man whose wife cheated on him leaving him to bring up two young daughters.

They were his world and the reason he needed to stay strong. Encouraged to email Wendy who soon joined in the scam, asking for birthday presents and then $150 for her party as dad had problems with his bank.

A very rich man, thanks to oil business paying silly money. Lots of love and lust...then a switch to hangouts and a phone call.

Questioned 'black' accent...blamed on signal and having Dutch father. Brother killed in army in Afghanistan. Had to go to Aberdeen to sign deal 'for my sole contract project' but needed iTunes gift card to do work on computer. Then equipment got held by customs and needed money to be released as bank said his account had been stopped in US.

Then moved to Istanbul...hadn't been in touch as had flu. Still no money..kept asking and I kept refusing. Then there had been an explosion on the platform, he was burned and had 'drips on body'. Dr Paul Williams helping him to write even gave the 'Drs' email so I could write to him.

Said he was a lying sob..nothing heard since, no money handed over...lesson learned.

Dec 02, 2017
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John Graham
by: Anonymous

Anyone met this charmer? 2 daughters Wendy and Vanessa. Divorced. Was in Salzburg then Istanbul.

Nov 21, 2017
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Engineer working in Dubai
by: Anonymous

I fell for it but didn't send money, thankfully. I met "Michael" on zoosk and we quickly exchanged cell phone #s. He claimed to live in Beverly Hills but had to leave for Dubai for a lucrative engineering contract.

He claimed to be a widow but with 2 young daughters in boarding school in Alberta, Canada. Came on very strong but in a somewhat charming way. After several days of texting while he was in Dubai, allegedly, he called to say one of his daughters had a medical emergency and he couldn't be there with her because he had to finish the project in Dubai. I felt sorry for him.

Two days later, he called and said he was attacked on his way to buy a drill for the oil rig project and was knifed by his attackers--who stole his briefcase and wallet.

I couldn't believe his bad luck. He claimed he couldn't use his credit cards because they were stolen and couldn't access money from his bank accounts due to banking complications. Then he regaled me with stories about how he had very little cash left and worried about how he would eat while the police investigated the crime.

I offered to send him some money and at first, he declined because that "wouldn't be right." But shortly thereafter, he decided to take me up on the offer and when I asked how much, he said $20,000 but that he would pay me back.

I almost fell over. I nervously told him I didn't have that kind of money and would need to ring him back later. At that point, I figured it out and stopped answering his texts and phone calls. I'm still stunned that this happened to me but after reading about these scams all night, I guess I am not alone.

Beware of Michael the Engineer working in Dubai w/2 young daughters in a boarding school. Uggh.....my phone continues to ring.

Nov 19, 2017
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

I am in contact with a man who claims to be from Kansas City Kansas and is a contractor for shell Oil in las angles California. His name is Jeffrey John has a daughter named Mary Jeffrey. Claims he broke a pump and has to replace it.

The pump cost 20,000 dollars he needs 5,000 dollars to buy the pump. We have been texting for 3 months. Was always wanting me to send Itune cards to him and his daughter.

I did none of this. I have been scammed before.

Nov 13, 2017
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Monetary loss 45000
by: Anonymous

Here is my scammers phone number in Canada.

778-400-0285 My Scammers name is George Gomes and he is still very active. I met him on Christian Mingle.

Nov 13, 2017
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Possible Canadian North Sea rig?
by: Anonymous

Has any one been talking to a guy in the North Sea supposedly. Name is Olaf? Canadian phone number but says he is from Norway.

Nov 12, 2017
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Oil Rig Engineer CL
by: Anonymous

Look out ladies my scammer calls himself Kelvin Williamsen. Widowed with one grown daughter and a grandson. Has a FB page with a picture but I replied to a post on CL. He was looking for LTR blah blah blah. He obviously stole someone else's pictures an created a fake Facebook profile.

I was always sceptical of him talking to me about catfished or scamming. Oh no he was a gentleman & a Christian. I wish I could find the real man in those pics he sent me. So handsome but I regress. The only thing he stole from me was my heart. I truly fell hard for this man. We talked several times a day every day for close to a month.

Finally last night he hit me up with needing help on a project. All lies as soon as the iTunes card request came out of his mouth I knew for sure I'd been sucker punched in the heart.

I called him out on his lies. Told him how shameful to prey on people. Oh he was so hurt.
I feel like such a fool.

Ladies beware of a handsome dark haired man with a touch of salt & pepper facial hair pictured with a young child or a cute puppy. This guy had so many pictures of this Kelvin Williamsen fella. I even tried to trace them on a pic trace app but nothing came up which was fishy. Even sent gym pics after supposedly just visiting the oil rig gym.

What a rotten person this man is. My head was always telling my heart if it's too good to be true it probably is.

Nov 05, 2017
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REPEATEDLY SCAMMED
by: Anonymous

Facebook is full of the romance scammers today. The "Rig" gig is what is most commonly found to be the scammer. Until I got on Words With Friends, the scammer was occasional but since I started playing the game, within the past three months, it is not uncommon to have three in a week.

They do not have to have a Facebook account to play the game but beware, I believe that most of them who do not have FB accounts are the scammers.

Never realized how many Rig employees were out there. Most are asking for money or iTunes Cards. Amazing, men who make that good money need such monetary assistance.

BEWARE OF THE MAN WORKING ON A RIG.

Nov 05, 2017
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And Mark Roberts
by: George Morrison/Morrisong762

Please keep clear of these two. Exactly the same words of other oil riggers.

Nov 04, 2017
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Curious
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a man by the name of Miller Adesode?

Oct 29, 2017
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To Jamie Anderson
by: Anonymous

Yes, Andre was pictured wearing a light shirt with dark glasses on.

Oct 29, 2017
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Cautious
by: Anonymous

My scammer's name is Andre Carlito, 63 year white man from Yarmouth, Maine. Pictured with his grandson.

A petroleum Engineer, and a christian. A man who was looking for a good christian woman to spend his life with after he finishes his contract on an Oil rig in the Gulf of mexico in December, 2017. He asked me to be his friend on Facebook, He looked so nice and kind, an all American man, so I accepted him.(big mistake).

We texted long enough to get to know each other. Sometimes it didn't seem like he was answering my questions, so I asked him if he was reading everything I said (he really wasn't). After a long time texting, he asked me for my phone #, and I gave it to him. He said he was raised in Australia, so he had an accent. He called me, and I could hardly understand him.

We talked so many times, I was helping him saying his words. I asked him to go back to texting, and he did. He always wanted to know where I was, and what I was doing. He finally after a period of time started professing his love for me. I was his queen, his life, his one and only, and he would die before he would hurt me.

I told him that you can't love someone you haven't met in person, but he would not hear of that, and I was never to say that again. He asked for my address, and I asked him why, and he said he had a surprise to send me, so dumb like I gave it to him. Two days later I went to the door and I received A doz. red roses, and a teddy bear.

I later learned that was to gain my trust. He wanted pictures and I sent them, he said it was against the rules to take a picture on the rig, so he couldn't send me one. He said he had pictures on his phone, so he sent me them, which just happened to be the same ones on Facebook. It seemed like we talked forever, then one night we were texting, all of a sudden, he got an emergency phone call, saying there was a terrible explosion on the platform where they were drilling, ending the call with pray, pray for me.

The next morning he texted me saying he needed $43000, to fix a machine, he was always sending me a love song, so I sent him one called It's Over, then I blocked him. Got lifelock. Changed my phone number. Deleted everything about him.

Thank God I am fine, and my heart wasn't broken. I traced him, and he was a black man. Never on an oil rig.

I hope my story helps someone.

Oct 26, 2017
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Add Aaron Albert to the list!
by: Anonymous

Same things word for word of other ladies

Oct 16, 2017
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Kendrick B Edema Oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Kendrick B Edema, I can’t anything about this man.

Oct 10, 2017
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Chris Anderson Houston TX
by: Anonymous

He found me on Words with Friends two months ago. Started a chat about the game and then got personal telling me how beautiful I was. His Facebook profile was of him and a young daughter. He was a widow. Asked me if I was married. I told him I was and very committed.

We did end up on messenger a few weeks ago and friends on Facebook. His daughter lived with his sick mother and a nanny. He wrote in broken English. He tried video chatting with me but I could never see him. Once he started with the love talk and how we were meant to be together I freaked out. He never asked me for money. But I had recently stopped working. He still kept on communicating and we spoke on the phone a few times.

He never seemed to work but sometimes he would be working on a drilling contract that would be worth 18 million dollars. HE then started with the love poems and professing his undying love for me. Then one day he was no longer my facebook friend. I asked him what happened and he said he had no idea. But he was still on Words with Friends. I started to get uncomfortable and blocked him on messenger and deleted Words with Friends. I never thought for a minute that he was a scammer until I started doing research on him in Houston and came across this site.

I really thought he was lonely and had just fixated on me. Wow have my eyes been opened. Thank goodness I blocked him. The intensity was too much even without the request for money which I am sure was coming!

Sep 12, 2017
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Andy Rossi Scammer on oil rig
by: Anonymous

I have recently been scammed on an online dating site.I live in Italy. He said he does too, widow, no kids, wife dies of breast cancer, was Italian so moved to Italy when she died.

He claims to be from British father, Norwegian mother, lived in Oslo with wife. His parents died in a car crash when he was 19, he was sent to England to an uncle and did a civil engeering degree and has his own company working on oil rigs!

He sent me loads of compliments, photos of himself (probably not him) and his written english was good. He sent me romantic songs and said he had found a new partner for life. I couldn't find anything about him on the internet and his company didn't exist either so alarm bells rang.

He went away on an oil rig and there was a disaster where 7 workers fell in to the sea and drowned in the Philippines. He felt awful about it and was depressed but writing to me kept him going. He was ordered to pay 200.000 euro or go to jail for 6 months. His last email said not to worry he and his men had found 140.000 euro and would try their best to find the other 60.000 euros.

He didn't ask me to send him any mony but I felt he would in the next email. Luckily my friend found an article on the internet about an oil rig scam online dating. I realised I had been scammed and cancelled all communication with him.

He was going by the name Andy Rossi.

Sep 02, 2017
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New Discovery
by: Anonymous

To the lady under New Discovery Please email me veronicag555@gmail.com the info of that lady the account holder, Is her name Judy ?

My scammer gave me an account number to of a lady by the name of Judy, and he claimed German and works for rig oil.

The pics sent was a mid 50s salt pepper hair and sure European but the guy on the phone sounded white kid with acting accent.

I found the owner of the pic that I had and he was a German photographer and early stage actor

Apr 07, 2017
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Confused about all this
by: Anonymous

I met someone even tho I wasn't looking....the person looks out after me and knows I am on a fixed income and doesn't ask for a thing....I am very confused but what can I say as I like the attention till he gets tired and gets rid of me.

I can handle it because men have been doing this to me ever since I can remember....It is sad how men and women use you...I went to a site and saw about 4 that had been in touch with me....well now I delete them when they try to contact me....I would love to have a champion before I die but God is in control of my life.

Yes he claims to be an oil rig engineer....has an acent I believe he is from Nigeria.

In his picture he is white.

Mar 22, 2017
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David Morgan
by: Sharon Henson

Hi, I'm the 'dear friend' mentioned by Another Woman in her comments. Your scammer sounds similar to mine. He told me he was a rig engineer in the UK. Went by the name of Steve Vig, he was a widower, no kids, parents passed, and one brother he hadn't seen in years.

He gave me the line about not being able to send selfies or video chat because rigs have rules on cellphone cameras. I looked it up, I did see a few stories where it said they were banned. It all started out so loving and I was hooked.

The man in the pictures I was sent was very handsome, not a 10, but seemed very real and approachable. I often worry that I'm not pretty enough or whatever for the really handsome ones but I could see myself with this man. After about 6 weeks, he asked me for money to have his stuffs sent to me. Like a fool, I sent it.

Anyway, I was wondering if he sent you pictures? My story can be found on this site under the Nigerian Dating Scam. Steve Vig Oil Rig Engineer. Would you mind checking it out, I posted the pictures I was sent. Just curious if it could be the same scammer. I am glad you didn't send money.

I hope you are doing ok through all this. It's taking me time but I'm getting through it.

Thank you,

Sharon

Mar 22, 2017
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Oil Rig Engineer
by: Another woman.

First of all I want to thank you for sharing your story, and just tell you that I really applaud you for not getting taken by this fool.

I've got a dear friend who was taken by one who said the very same things to her and I'm so glad to hear that you listened to your gut and didn't let him go any further than it did.

I was taken by a man who was pretending to be from Georgia. A different story but the same intentions. They're all in it for the same reason. And I'm so glad you didn't get heart broken or that he didn't get any money from you.
It has been a little over 2 months since I stopped all contact from the man who scammed me, and now that the pain has left, and I have moved on I just chalk it all up as a good but hard lesson in my life.

Things get better and it's good to share our stories and get it known, so others can know who these scammers are and how they operate. It's very comforting to also see that were not alone in all of this.

Thank you for sharing, and I wish you all the best!

Take care.

Another woman ⚘

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