Facebook Dating Scam/ Oil Rig Engineer

by Anonymous

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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Apr 07, 2017
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
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,


Mar 22, 2017
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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