Oil Rig engineer for dating scam

by Nancy
(USA)

I had a fun time with my scammer. We were both on a dating site and he quicky asked me to jump over to Yahoo and use regular email so I set up a bogus account on Yahoo and also gmail, and Installed the chat.

His profile was pretty good. Widowed, one child , age 15 however, once we got to regular email his emails were very choppy. Broken English. He said he was self Employed oil rig engineer in Houston, Tx with 8 men working with him.

He right away fell madly in love with me and told me how great a kisser he was. He asked for my snail address to send me a card but what I got was a dozen long stem Roses, a teddy bear and a box of Candy.

Every morning there was a heart poem.

Every Day I did an ip search and boy this guy traveled!

Nigeria, Spain, London, Dublin Ireland.

I was getting bored with him so I told him I was very poor and I had nothing to offer him. That didn't work so then when he told me after Christmas he would come and visit me but he wasn't in the state and that was the bye bye. I showed him a copy of his ip trace..he said I would die - be killed.

The picture he posted was awsome. He never asked for money, I thought I was always a step ahead of him.

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Apr 21, 2018
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To Sarah re: Houston phone number
by: Anonymous

Were you ever able to talk with him? The name he used was Winward Harry from Southampton, UK. Very
smart, articulate and a car dealer. In Texas to purchase a fleet of cars to be shipped back to UK.
All kinds of financial problems. Nothing sent to him. Very romantic.

Does this fit your guy?

Apr 21, 2018
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Mark Austin
by: markaustin3232

http://www.watchforscams.com/mark-austin.html

Pls check link to see his photo

Apr 21, 2018
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Charles nickle
by: Anonymous

To the person who asked about Charles nickle I didn't give him the chance to ask me for anything. I have pictures he sent me and numbers he called off and his confession haha

Apr 21, 2018
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Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

Mark Austin sounds like Austin Reed who waa with me for 2 years and was coming to me and now I have a message that he was kidnapped and they wanted $1500 then, and now a Mexican from Mexico says he's in jail and has been caught by a drug cartel so I guess that's the easy way out.

Apr 20, 2018
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JENNS
by: Speintcargranny

He sounds like my old Charles Nickle that scammed me. He was from Denmark and his accent sounded like them not black.

Daughter and son, wife died from a car wreck then later cancer - my mistake he said.

Very good grammar, very smart and slick, and Godly for me, poems, songs, the whole works untill he got everything I had then he very COLDLY told me to never contact him again.

He is a Heartless Scammer.

Phone Numbers

832-779-8081
478-227-5136
678-390-0549
518-593-3863
678-962-7739
678-837-5213
832-779-8081

We were in this so called relationship 2 years and him coming and like everyone that never happened.

Of course this was my money loaned to him for work problems that he was going to repay as soon as his contract was finished. Supposedly finished the contract and it moved on to other problems.

SMART, Smart, and I think he is the top guy of some of the men I heard in the background which was supposed to be his oil workers.

Total SCAMMER and HEART BREAK

Apr 20, 2018
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Mark Austin
by: Anonymous

A handsome photo being used to scam. linkedin: Mark Austin (Director of Civil Engineering); IG: markaustin3232 Tagged: Mark A -could be changed now as well, whatsapp:Germany 004915217018301 or Australia 0061488897174, other contact USA 0012816035242 Malaysia 0060166743724 

Scammers use many numbers and different names, in case anyone is given these contacts he is a scammer!! Last time I knew he was MARK AUSTIN Australian Civil Engineer, travels to Malaysia and many other country.

BEWARE LADIES!!!

Apr 20, 2018
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Voice mail
by: Anonymous

ED is there any way we can download voice msg on this site?

ED: Sorry not at this stage

Apr 20, 2018
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French man
by: Anonymous

What name is he using? Did you do a reverse image search? Please don't send him anything. You have never met him. I had a scammer who wanted phones, computers and money. You will never get any of it back. Most are scammers and can get very romantic.

I fell for it and lost everything. Please use your head. They all claim to have bad reception and they will never show up.

Apr 20, 2018
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Charles Nickle
by: sprintcagranny

To the lady who put on here about Charles Nickle. You said he says he is in the UK.

Did you get any useable information on him?

He scammed me over a two year period of everything I had.

He cut ties since I wouldn’t sell my house.

If you would contact me about Charles Nickle please let me know on here and I will give you my contact info.


Charles Nickle is a total SCAMMER and Heartless !!!

Thank You,
Sprintcargranny

Apr 20, 2018
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French man
by: Anonymous

Baku Azerbaijan oil rig engineering in mechanical. I met 6 weeks ago on match but due to situations that occurred for one reason or another we couldn't get a date to meet and then his contract on the rig was extended and he needs me to help him with a Satellite phone to be able to reach out due to bad Internet.

He is charming and his words of love are wow. Bald body builder 6 ft tall with tattoos on his arms.

I want to believe but I have many many doubts help?

Apr 20, 2018
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Allen Zhang - Scammer!!!!!
by: Anonymous

Beware of this guy " Allen Zhang" His email is

enger.allenzhang@gmail.com

Claims he is a Geologist but actually he is a Scammer!!!

BEWARE!!!!!

Apr 20, 2018
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Another Scammer
by: Anonymous

I have read the comments below and decided to add my own story in hopes to help stop this exploiting "us" older women.

My scammer was on POF dating site. His pictures were of a handsome professional man, gray hair, mostly in suits.

He used the name of David Rodi. He said he lived in Charlotte, NC, was a widow (wife and brother killed in car crash 4 years previously). He has 1 son 25 years old and his mother lives with her sister nearby.

His profile on the site was he was a marine Engineer. In our conversation on the site, he stated he was a contract engineer.

He gave me is phone number 408 area code which is in CA.

He sent me email which I checked the IP number and it was in the states.

He claims to have an Italian father and American mother. He was born in Italy, went to college in Poland and moved to the United States when twenty something.

We sent text messages constantly the first few days. Then I learned he was on an oil rig and he stated he was the "boss" so could keep in constant touch with me. That comment was to my question up front. Do you have time for a relationship?

After 4 or 5 days, he has sent writings (which are copied)...just put a few words of it on google search, to find the source). Then within a week he is declaring his love for me.

I received several phone calls. He has an accent but speaks very good English and his writings have very minor flaws. He is extremely good in convincing you he is legit. DO NOT BELIEVE IT!! as he has been doing this for sometime and knows exactly what to say.

The first attempt for Itune cards came when I mentioned a particular song I liked. He said his card didn't have enough money on it to pay for that song. I said sure be happy to get you one, just send me your credit card number and the particulars. He then claimed he was having trouble with his bank and credit card. (RED FLAG)

The request fell to the background. Neither one of us mentioned it.

After 2 weeks, he is declaring the I love you and I'm saying I care about you, but I'm not in love with you. I hate this virtual dating stuff. He has declared he is coming home to me and would I pick him up at the airport.

Texting one evening, he just disappears and then 3 days later, it's the claim his rig had an explosion and caught on fire destroying some equipment. He claims to have put up $23 Mil dollars to make $33 mil and won't get paid unless the job is finished which would have been in 2 weeks except for this fire. He needs about $24k for parts. Then says he has raised $5K could I help him? I have been sympathetic but did not offer him money.

In turn his text messages have been less and less writings. DAily yes but only "What are you doing" then nothing. Then if texting, there are periods of an hour, or 30 min. of time in between conversations. When I mentioned I had finally closed on the sale of my house and I would see what I could do (to help him) the messages have become more frequently.

On a side note, I asked about his house in Charlotte and I wanted something concrete about him. He gave me an address. I checked the property and it was in a woman's name he claimed was his wife but he had failed to put it in his after she died. I told the owner could not be the same person as the dates were just 2 years old as having purchased the house and she was very much alive.

He insisted it was wrong information. After seeing the inside of the house online, I asked for him to tell me what was the picture in the foyer. I finally said it's a woman in a wedding dress to which he said it's wall art. It's Mona Lisa in a wedding dress. (REALLY?) with all the other family photos on the wall that one is Mona Lisa in a wedding dress. his just proved how slick he tried to be when caught in a lie.

Whoever my scammer is, he is an expert in making you believe what he says is true. With comments, do you think I would waste my time if I did not want a relationship, or why would I lie to you?

I have not sent any money nor do I intend to.
We are at the end of this "relationship", you can tell by the communication and my constant questions. Evidently, I do not fit his usual victim.

I agree with others on here. If he says he is associated as being part of oil rig engineer. Block him immediately.

The best to all.

Apr 19, 2018
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Phone Numbers
by: Anonymous

I had a friend check out these phone numbers and the one 440 is an invalid phone number along with a lot of them. I even got a phone call from my own phone number, how they do it I have no idea. So I called that number and there is no such number.

Just be careful please.

You do not Know really who it is you're talking to no matter what they say or where they say they are. Have one now saying he needs 6,000.00 dollars that his father died two months ago and he has three mansions he gets being the only child and 30 million dollars but needs the 6,000 to be sent to his lawyer.

Found out he is from Abeokuta Nigeria and works for FRSC. Amazing what good liars they are

Apr 19, 2018
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Sounds familiar...
by: Les is Angry

Hi, so sorry everyone is going through this. Makes me soooo angry.

I got a message on Twitter from a Francis Totti. Seemed nice enough. I'm naturally suspicious, but this guy is a charmer. Would love to believe he is for real. However, after reading this, I just feel hurt and stupid.

He says he's 51, widowed, 2 children, 11 and 13. Originally from Italy, lives in Texas, adopted with parents both gone. Ready....works as an electrical engineer on oil rigs. Amazingly got a contract a couple days after we started talking.

Supposed to be in Germany now and kids at school in Switzerland. Too good to be true I'm sure. His accent didn't match what I expected on the very brief call we had on Hangouts. Also, a few other things didn't match up. He did have great pics. Swears he's so in love with me, lol.

I'm glad I read all this. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I guess I'm more of a romantic than I thought, because I was actually feeling love. Not something I feel often. It still hurts a lot, even though it's not really surprising...sigh.

Big hugs to everyone and hang in there. Huge curse on those jerks who've been and are awful scammers.

Apr 19, 2018
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NEW SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

BEWARE of Rob Schmit 1-424-226-6018. President of RobSChmit Oil and Gas Services. He checks as HIGH RISK under googling the website Oil Scammers.

Sent me a message immediately from eharmony.com asking to contact him via his telephone number to set up a meet and greet at a local Starbucks.

His phone number is a VOIP phone number-not an actual landline or mobile phone number.

Apr 19, 2018
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The heartache of this
by: Wiser Now

It has been just about a year since my first contact with the scammer. I was a lonely woman trying to figure out what to do with the last quarter of my life when he tweeted me from Twitter. I responded and it went from being nice and friendly to sweet and kind and romantic and then sexy and then love and then after three weeks come the first request for water for the oil rig off the Shetland Islands in the north UK.

Within 2 months the crane broke and he needed $10,000 to repair and then needed $9,000 for technicians to install the parts on the crane and he wanted me to deposit his check in the u.s. Bank of America in the United States so he needed money for airfare and hotels.

I sent over $27,000 from what I thought was love but was the biggest lie I've ever received in all of my life.

After I realized I've been scammed I found pictures on Facebook of another man that the scammer was using on me called Doug Blevins. I contacted Doug but he was immediately suspicious and basically because I was part of the scam blocked me but I needed to communicate with him that I was a victim.

Being a victim there were many feelings going through me at the same time. The first one was shock, anger, disappointment, humiliation, fear, heartache, crying, sadness, loneliness, isolation, fearfulness, and dismay with a certain amount of vengeance. Being a Christian I am supposed to forgive to keep from being bitter.

I am now back to square one. Wiser now yes. Lonely still Yes. Trust is a big problem and since the first initial scammer there's been about 15 others tried to reach me with scams and lies on the internet, Facebook and Twitter.

I never in my life imagined that I would have gone through what took me 10 years to save.

For god sakes never give money to anybody online. I agree with all the other ladies and I think it's very very good to post on this site and the Facebook group and a great big thank you to Steve for tolerating and editing our pages and being kind to us victims of oil rig engineer scams.

Thank you, bye and God bless.

Apr 19, 2018
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Phone Numbers
by: Anonymous

Is anyone talking to a man at this number 440-753-8578

I checked out this number and it is a landline number in Cleveland, Ohio where he claims to be from after relocating here from Denmark. lol

This lady is his agent 386-288-1512. They also use this number 727-916-5030 and these two are Fla numbers but both the man scammer and his agent used these numbers.

Of course he has to have an attorney and his number is 937-709-0444 and this to is an Ohio number close to Cleveland.

This guy is a friend pf his and his number is 720-253-0516. I think this was a Colorado number.


And of course they switch agents sometimes and this one lives in Washington State her number is 509-559-2212.

Would like to know if anyone has talked to anyone on these numbers. Of Course he is a big shot on an oil rig. lol.

PLEASE DON'T BELIEVE THESE MEN AS THEY ARE ALL SCAMMERS USING A NICE LOOKING GUYS PICTURE BUT THEY HAVE NO FAMILY OR FRIENDS TO HELP THEM. CHECK OUT ANYONE AWARDED A CONTRACT HAS TO BE BONDED AND IF YOU CHECK WITH THE OIL COMPANY THEY WORK FOR THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THEM. FUNNY ???


Apr 19, 2018
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Ignore these guys
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Jeffrey Vire and Garrett Adrian, as they fell head over heels for me with in 10 texts. Handsome photos that are very alluring.

Please be careful out there!

Apr 19, 2018
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To: Anonymous / Houston Phone Number
by: Sarah

I sent you the phone number from the freak that tried to scam me in Houston. The one you provided was an alternative. The one I gave you was the one I used.

Should we try both with a "conference" call to see if the voice matches?

That would be a good one.

Only issue I see with that is that he could care less and will no doubt change the numbers.

What a piece of scum he is! I just had to add that!!

Apr 18, 2018
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Great initiatives to share out their phone numbers!
by: Jupiter

Hi guys,

I think it is a great initiative to share their numbers out, it'll definitely be a great help and reference to others out there. That's how I see we can help to support each other, and others like us out there.

So, I'm going to share a few details too. Funny how these scammers thinks highly of themselves. I'm just having fun chatting with them, learn their tricks & how they lure us and manipulate us. I might write a book on it someday. LOL.

#1 - JamesWeinston (Jimmy)
Smule ID: jweinston & Jimmy_W
Gmail/ Hangouts: jweinston@gmail.com
Instagram : jamesweinston (you guys can check out his photos here)
Claimed wife died 2 yrs ago. Have son in boarding school in UK (Baton Rouge),and now in Persian Gulf on 10 weeks assignment. Claimed he is some big shot/independence contractor for construction engineering. And have a dog, named Sparky. Also claimed to be living in JacksonVille, FL. Claimed to have a G-Wagon and a truck, but upon checking his photos, it's a Range Rover.

Got a call from Jack's teacher one day from Jax number : +19045415643, reserve search sent me to Orange Park location, exactly in front of Grace Church. Didn't sounds like American, not at all. Confronted him and didn't send any money (Thank God), Lasted for a good 5-6 weeks. S

Also using Gmail : judgejack0@gmail.com (From his "son" Jack)
Claimed Appearance : Aged 52, white Caucasian , 6f, Bald with blue eyes, no facial hair & not wearing glasses. looking very presentable. Good English.

With everything here - it sounds legit, but sadly no.

#2 - Alan Bion Jones (AJ)
From Match.com (Bion_Jones/ now he uses Alan_Jones) i have reported to Match.com recently for fake profile.
Gmail: alan.jones9328@gmail.com
Yahoo:bion_jones@yahoo.com
What's App: +447895645664

Claimed to be from London but of Greek origin. in his own words "I am 5'7 feet, blue eyes, 83kg weight and i am a construction/drilling engineer working with Murphy Oil and currently handling a project here in Sarawak Malaysia. I'm divorced and i have a daughter of 15 who lives with my mom."

Truth be told, he has broken English and I knew he's a scammer from day 1 because Murphy Oil does not have a branch in Kuching, Sarawak but in Bintulu. I look for his photos details, he's using a Canadian guy photos. This one, lasted a week. Just feeding him more ropes to see how far he can go.

So basically ladies, I have a few tips for you.

1- lookout for minor details in their photos. There can be certain landmarks, or names or car brands that can tell you if he's using someone elses identity.

2- They have the same MO - Some independent contractor/engineer for offshore oil rig, wife died/runaway, have a teen son/daughter in boarding school/live with nanny/mom. Currently assigned in some offshore rig, have some financial problems- not receiving cash, etc and need your help (surprisingly not their family & close friends) to send them money.

3- Good with words, always target middle aged women especially widowers or elderly women. Seems polite at first, then gain your trust before asking for your help as if they are going to die soon without the money.

Tips : What you should do

1- Be extra cautious. You can have fun, enjoy their attention to you. But, NEVER, EVER, SEND MONEY.

2- Do not open any sort of joint account. They might use you for their money laundering.

3- Do not trust their video calls - it's recorded calls for about less than 10 seconds. They will claim they are legit, they will claim their lines have problems, or a slow connection. (Offshore Oil rigs are using satellite internet connection and they have access to it, so don't trust if they claim otherwise).

4. They always claim to come meet you, but it never happens - Always ask them to meet you offline. If they are unable to cope and giving you 1,001 excuses. LEAVE.

5. Always do background checks on the first few chat sessions you have. LEAVE if you realise they are not who they say they are. (Check on their social media accounts, look for friend lists, see if anyone commented recently, see if any friends posted and tagged them in any photos like normal friends would. If their accounts looks too stand out but in the "lone ranger mode", no legit friends, no family members, account was only setup recently and lasted for 2-3months. LEAVE & BLOCK THEM IMMEDIATELY.

The option is always yours. Don't let them latch on to you and manipulate your kindness.

I hope these tips helps many women out there.
I'll share again if I found any new info about their MO to help us ladies.

Apr 18, 2018
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Wiser Now
by: Dummy in Seattle

I misspelled his last name...its Walter.
He sent me a fb request and he has 2 phone numbers 925 322 0746 and 910 707 3650

His profile on fb as Jim Walter. Bald man holding a little boy in a pool

Apr 18, 2018
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Oil rig scammer
by: Nora

Mark Albert contacted me via phone through Hangouts - a google ap - so I never got his phone number. The pressure from him was unbelievable!

Apr 18, 2018
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The petroleum engineers email
by: Nora

The supposed petroleum engineer had as his email Markalbert@gmail.com. Said he went to school in Manchester England. Said his wife died in a tragic car accident three years ago. Everything was on script then he sent me a long rambling letter full of mistakes, I assumed he went off script.

He is a Hispanic man and sent me a film clip of another Hispanic man jumping over board in gunner boots, clothing, a divers helmet with oxygen. I thought it odd and asked him about it but got no response. He asked me to buy him a $500.00 Itunes card. No way!

Too much pressure, too much poetry mixed with religion.

Ugh.
He got nothing out of me.

Apr 18, 2018
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Giovanni Morrison
by: Anonymous

Sent friend request on Facebook, but I did not accept. I wanted to try him out - knowing what he was.

In the messenger window a "nickname" appeared - @babayozaki.jedda. This is nigerian, links to obsure nigerian sites.

Claims to be an oil rig engeneer ("Am engeneering"), horrible english, living in Sacramento, has a house in Floride, widower, 15yo old daughter.

When I confronted him, he dissapeared (closed his account), but made a new request with a new profile, claiming his account got hacked.

I'm going to have so mucht fun toying with this scammer.

Apr 18, 2018
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Phone Number
by: Sarah

He gave me two numbers. That was one of them. I never used it. I used 832-450-3049.

Same guy??

Apr 17, 2018
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For Sarah. Phone number
by: Anonymous

Was the phone number 832-384-5863?

Apr 17, 2018
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Phone number look up 6314839875
by: Anonymous

Phone number. I did a reverse look up and came up with this information on phone number 6314839875.

631483XXXX | phone number trace in pakistan online free.

Scary. Could be linked to terriosts.

Apr 17, 2018
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Total scam
by: Anonymous

I was playing words with friends, when Mark Jose Albert asked me for a game. Things quickly escalated on his part, claiming he was a petroleum engineer on a rig 190 miles off of Louisianna. Hmmm, isn't that in international waters? Hmmm. Poetry followed, by undying love, then he said his account in Manchester UK was screwed up.

He said then asked for an iTunes card for $500.00 which was a Red flag and then said his phone broke smashing on the deck of the rig. No I did not believe him for a minute on that one.

I called him out on it, so he called me. He had a Hispanic accent and he claimed he was born in Brazil, wife died in a car accident three years ago, leaving him with a 13 year old daughter. It is all B S. He continues to try and contact me, after I told him to leave me be. I do not respond. Best way to get rid of the pest.

He obviously stole someone's identity.

Apr 17, 2018
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JENNS or JOHANNES HUGO
by: Anonymous

The phone number is:
469-351-0823.

Apr 17, 2018
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Sounds like the one
by: Anonymous

I had the same thing the beginning of this month. Friended me on FB and was chatting with me there. Then he requested to text because messenger wasn't safe and then took down the FB the next day.

At that point I was hmmmm but kept the text going to see what he would do. This week, he told me he was on the rig and needed me to send him an iTunes card or he would lose his job.

I've told him I don't have money, but he keeps persisting every few days. Funny the morning poems have stopped.

Apr 17, 2018
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Another scammer?
by: Anonymous

I think I just caught another one, and we have been talking for three months, and he fell in love with me, but foolish enough I fell in love with him too. He is in London, says he’s a civil engine, builds houses for a living, and he says he lives in Nevada. I did a reverse phone number, and the number is a California number. He sent me a picture of a beautiful house he was building in London for a client. He has a check from his client he can’t cash because his client is from the states, but says he can’t deposit it either, meanwhile his hotel bill is accumulating, over a thousand dollars right now, and he asked me to get a credit card and get cash from it and send it to him.

My card was compromised a few days ago, and someone from California tried to use it thru Western Union, and another one in Minnesota thru Money Gram. I asked him to video chat me, and he asked me why and I told him I wanted to talk to him face to face because of the compromised card. He’s mad and hurt that I asked, that I don’t trust him. We’ll see.

Apr 17, 2018
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Hello Ladies
by: Anonymous

You want phone numbers, but where are yours that say you got messages from him and have talked to him, as I see no phone numbers for you all.

Apr 17, 2018
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Scammer's Phone Number.
by: Sarah

I will be happy to provide the area code which is 832. It is a Houston area code and the scammer that contacted me said he was in Houston.

If that matches any of your scammer's area code, please post a comment and I will provide the rest of the number. Or if you all provide the entire number I will very happily let you know if it is the same.

However, they change phone numbers, names and profiles all the time.

The stories are always similar.

They think they are invincible because they are so sure they will not get caught. They just move on to the next mark and eventually someone gives them money.

They laugh at us while they are scamming.

They are disgusting and do not deserve anyone's money, let alone hearts or time.

Apr 17, 2018
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Charles nickle
by: Anonymous

I have a screen shot of him confessing but the number I got calls from was +16314839875

Apr 16, 2018
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JENNS or JOHANNES HUGO AND CHARLES NICKELS AND THOMAS
by: Anonymous

Hi Ladies,

Please leave phone numbers on this site, so we know if they are calling someone else with that number.

Anonymous

Apr 16, 2018
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JENNS or JOHANNES HUGO AND CHARLES NICKELS AND DAVID THOMAS
by: Anonymous

I have a voice mail message from my scammer and I would like for you ladies to hear it, because he sounds just like my scammer, so you ladies need to be putting phone numbers on this site, so we can tell if the match up with any of us. Steve will have my email.

Anonymous

Apr 16, 2018
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JENNS or JOHANNES HUGO
by: Anonymous

So I was contacted by this person "Jenns", who goes by the moniker LONELYDAD1960 on Match.com. We exchange small talk here and there, and ultimately I give him my cell #. He does call to surprise me, but I miss the call. We finally make contact and he says he's widowed, (wife died of breast cancer 6 yrs ago) and has 2 kids, a daughter nearly 13, the other a son, who'll be 15 in October.

Claims he's an independent geologist who bids on contracts and lives in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Rotterdam; moved to Texas many years ago, where his mother still resides. In fact, his children have been there with her for nearly a year due to his "heavy busy work schedule".

Within a couple of weeks he says he's "embraced" the idea of falling in love once again, as he's readying for retirement this year and doesn't want to be alone. Numerous calls, text messages, and he's making plans for a trip to Portugal, me moving in, and being his "better half".

Plans were set in motion for his to go visit his kids in Houston, TX this past week, stay for a few days, then fly to come see me. That all changed this past Thursday when the "contract" that he submitted a proposal for was accepted and he was 1 of 2 to be accepted and make a final presentation to secure it.

He calls to tell me , and also to ask my advice as to how to break the news to his daughter, who's birthday he will miss due to him having to "helicopter" out on her day. Supposedly he was flying form Houston to the Gulf of Texas. He arrives, and has been busily preparing for his presentation today (APRIL 16). States once he's done presenting, he must lobby to 5 different people to secure 3 of 5 votes to be awarded to contract. Even if he secures it, he says, it will NOT interefere in our trip plans, me moving in, the kids coming hoe, etc. Since I've had this happen to me recently, that call with the change in plans set my radar off. It also didn't sit right with my daughter and her husband. So we discover later that day the pictures that he used on his profile, the ones that he sent me of his daughter's birthday, were ALL from Scott Humpal's info on google (he's a physical therapist in Corpus Christi, TX).

Yet "JENNS" claims everything I've previously stated is still "going to happen". He has an accent, I've compared it on YouTube to other Dutch men, and it appears to be right on point. He doesn't have the Nigerian accent, he is VERY articulate, doesn't make errors in his grammar as is typically the case with these other scammers.

He has NOT asked for one thing from me. Yet--I KNOW IT'S COMING.

I thought long and hard as to handle this--should I cut it off, block him and never speak to him again? Should I confront him with it? Should I tell him anything? Nope. I decided to "play along" for just a bit until the "contract is awarded". I KNOW that call is coming. So I changed tactics telling him how I KNOW the contact is his; I KNOW I'm going to get that call, that will change my life forever. I tell him he's a shoe in for this, that it's something he's been planning for and working for LONG before he and I met, and that he "knows his stuff".

Every thing I say to him is a hidden message that I KNOW he's a scammer yet he continues to try and convince me I'm his "soulmate". It's easy to text him anything that boasts his ego and his confidence, as I can erase and phrase it differently. Speaking to him, tho, I must be careful so as not to set off his "alarm" and start questioning things I say.

He never really has a "set time" in which he calls, and when I myself call, he does pick up. The calls are never really short in nature, we can talk for an hour or 2, sometimes it's been closer to 3, which in itself, is odd to me. I'm waiting to get that "news", and then the news that something has happened and he needs money or some sort of financial assistance.

And that's when I'm going to send one very special video to him. One of Scott Humpal who was named Father of the Year, with his children with him, and ask "JENNS" the following question "so tell me if you ARE who you say you ARE and who's this"? I know that will be that last I hear from him, he'll block his number and he'll move onto the next woman. Will I be hurt? Honestly I was this past week. More embarrassed than anything else. BUT, thanks to this "person", he's taught me I have ALOT to give to the right person; someone who is legitimately TRUTHFUL, HONEST, and has NOTHING to hide. Thanks to "Jenns", my trust is guarded, I google everyone now; and learned if it sounded "too perfect", it's a total scam.

LADIES BEWARE--REMEMBER THIS MAN'S NAME, remember everything I've told you--because unlike some of the other scammers I've read about--this guy is SLICKER than the OIL he proclaims to secure contracts for.

Updates to follow as they happen.

Apr 16, 2018
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Charles nickle
by: Anonymous

I have finally put an end to my scammer who went by the name of Charles nickle, 55, widow, 13 year old daughter etc. This morning I got him to admit he is a scammer. Not a penny sent by myself and I have given my daughter's a good talking to about this sort of stuff. I screenshot the confession and he said he knew he'd get caught because I didn't trust him from day 1.

Please be careful ladies and tell your mum's sisters and daughters the same. It's a scary world we live in.

Apr 16, 2018
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Charles Nickle
by: Anonymous

I have been receiving messages from a Charles Nickle. I like in the UK and he just added me on Instagram. I have kids and it's all a bit scary. I'm happy with my hubby but what is wrong with people. This bloke knows lots about me and I know nothing of him

Apr 15, 2018
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Oil Rig Worker
by: Anonymous

Please be aware of a man who calls himself David Thomas. I began talking to him last September when he knew my husband was dying of cancer. He befriended both of us. After I became a widow he became very close to me. He slowly gained my confidence telling me his wife died of cancer leaving him with a 17 year old daughter to raise with no other family since they were shunned from the family.

He worked on an oil platform off the Gulf of Mexico and his daughter went to boarding school in the UK. He trusted me so much if I would agree to take his daughter if anything happened to him he would make me the beneficiary of part of his life insurance. Even though I had never personally met him or his daughter.

He made plans to visit me but got sick before the trip took place. He asked for money to be air lifted to a hospital for emergency surgery which I was stupid enough to do. He dies during surgery and I get a text telling me his daughter would be coming to the states to live with me but I would need to send money for a plane ticket.

Stupid again. I did it. They also tried to lure me to Mexico to claim a body of a man I'd never seen. The daughter never showed up. She needed to finish school for a few more weeks and needed money for travel to Mexico.

It would be paid back from the life insurance I would receive. Lucky for me my family intervened and saved me from this elaborate scheme to drain me financially and no telling what else.

BE AWARE! This man is good at what he does. He does it over and over again to victim after victim.

Apr 15, 2018
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Jim Walker
by: Wiser Now

That sounds some like my scammer who said he was from Brazil and has a strong accent as well but his name is jakewaller60 on Twitter.

How did he get a hold of you?

I left Steve my email so you may contact him and email me and maybe we can exchange numbers or check if he is the same person please

Apr 14, 2018
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Friend Request on FB
by: Stella

Hello, ladies! This morning I noticed that I had a friend request from a French male working for an oil rig company in Alabama. His profile says he’s single and there is a 10-14 year old girl in his profile picture. I’m happily married, but out of curiosity clicked on the rig company name and it showed a list of "employees"- all handsome middle aged man, most of them European, all of them either divorced or widowed, half of the pictures are with young girls- presumably their daughters.

Upon second glance, 1/3 of all profiles are of the same gentleman, under different names. I googled the name of the company and this site came up.

Thanks for sharing and stay safe!

Apr 14, 2018
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Jim Walker
by: Dummy in seattle

A Couple of weeks ago I got a friend request from a good looking guy, bald and blue eyes with very nice messages but very religious. Said he caught his wife and best friend in bed and now divorced. Has a 16 yr old daughter. His FB says he is from Sundusky Oh.

Talks about how much he is looking for love and how God is a huge part of his life. Says he was raised in Brazil and has an accent, gave me his phone numbers but its not coming back on reverse search. Says he works on a rig by Long Beach Ca.

After checking his Fb I see all his friends are from Nigeria. I asked to video chat and he says he does not have video, so could I send one.

Oh he says it costs $300 for a permit to mail it. go. He asked me to mail it to his sister in FL. I am not mailing anything. One step ahead of this jerk.

Apr 13, 2018
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Similar Oil Rig story
by: Anonymous

Met on a dating site. He had no family except Grandma and 14 yr old daughter. He couldn't get money from his bank because his account was frozen. But he needed money for a plane ticket to come see me because he fell in love with me in 3 days! He was retiring. Don't you know he needed tax money to be able to leave 5k. That's when he started asking for money.

Then magically people gave him that money but then the tax people came on the rig and found he owed 15k. He was so convincing until he came up with the 15k amount. He also said he would go to jail if he didn't pay the 15k in full. He was so convincing. He asked to send any moneys (yes added s's on words too) I could.

I could use Western Union! Send it to an agent!

Please run away as fast as you can ladies!!! These people are professionals and will STEAL all your money. I sent a small amount for the plane ticket. After that I knew I was being scammed. Thank God I ended it but it hurt. They make you feel like they really LOVE you. They don't!

Don't fall for their MANY lies. They are EVIL and really good at what they do!

Apr 13, 2018
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They are scammers
by: Wiser Now

When the oil rig Engineers win a contract what they have to do is put up a bond in reality so that the money for the contract will cover the employees, the parts, the labor, the insurances, and everything can come out of the bond.

They do not win anything as all they're trying to do by saying winning is making you think that they want something. Everything that an engineer needs comes out of a bond the same way a school bond, airport Bond, Highway Bond, bridge bond.

All of a sudden they play on your sympathy and have a child that your maternal instincts would automatically kick in so of course you're going to care and that's what they do from day one.

They please you with words such as you are beautiful, I love you, I will come and be with you, we will meet and marry and be happily married Forever After.

And then they have a mechanical breakdown and they say only you can help them because you are their love - lie lie lie. Its all lies

Please everyone reading this be very careful as there is so much evil out there with these men. Not just with these men but with the drugs, with the booking agents, with internet, and crime money laundering, money trafficking, human trafficking.

It's an evil World we're living in now and is not your grandma's world or your mother's world. It has turned South very bad so please be very careful.

Trust God and trust your gut even if you're hurt and in you're mind you have got to shut the door and walk away.

There's always other sites available or local dating sites or go down to your local Eagles or Elks club or go to your local singles party club or something.

There's always somebody looking for someone. This is wiser now

Apr 13, 2018
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Ethan Miller
by: Anonymous

Someone earlier on this string asked about an Ethan Miller. "Ethan" pinged me on WWF a couple of weeks ago. Says he's an independent contractor / construction engineer - working on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Widowed - wife died 5 years ago of a brain aneurysm. Has a 15 year old daughter, who by the way, is not in school because he's away on the rig.

Planning to retire when this job is over in 8-9 weeks. Originally from Venice, Italy, but now lives in Mesquite, TX. Houston phone number. Tries to talk so smooth and romantic, but English is broken - more than from being a native Italian.

God brought us together, don't ya know.
Whatever. He didn't ask for money - but I'm sure it was coming, had we continued the conversation.

BYE BYE ETHAN or whoever you are.

Apr 13, 2018
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Not convinced
by: ticked off

I don't know why I stayed as all I know is this loser is good and I mean good after all he has you believing he was in a chopper crash but I googled and found out there were no crashes here in the States but there were one in Africa - I think in Jan of this year.

My problem is I guess when someone promises me to pay me back the money I believed him and I guess that is why I kept contact with him. I have contacted Western Union so these so called agents that he used are no longer allowed to use them and he is banned from them as well.

My next step is filing with the DOJ to hopefully to get some of my money back. I know it won't be much but it will be something which is better than nothing. I hope you can get some of your money back that you spent on this person.

Apr 13, 2018
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Thanks Ladies, I have my own story as well
by: Anonymous

So I am currently talking to a Steve Hendrix and understand that they probably change their names each time. Boy I thought I was smart, but he is a professional and does this for a living and he can fool almost Anyone.

Talking to him for five weeks, as some of you ladies have said, unbelievable with the love poems, a red rose every morning on Whatsapp, photos of him regularly and the rest. I told him I would not do Videochat because I insisted on meeting him first. On about the 10th day he claimed he was in Love with me, and I was The One.

He is a marine engineer, working for Doyon Drilling and is the Head Contractor. A Masters in Oceanography and the rest.

So after four weeks he won a 32 Million contract (working under Doyon Drilling) with BP.

So he has asked for help. Claims he cant contact me on Whatsapp (internet is unstable at the Thunderhorse Oil platform) so he's just hired 80 workers, and could I please just pop out and buy him 400 Euro's worth of ITunes Cards. And for us to keep talking it will cost a least 400 USD a week to ensure he can keep sending photos and videos to me. And he can't survive without talking or messaging me on a daily basis. That his IT guy can jailbreak the Whatsapp app to use features of camera and picture message if I help.

What a crock. He had me fooled for over a month and his English language mastery is unbelievable (and he's brilliant) but he screws up with adding s on the end of everything (paperworks, staffs, etc).

Says he is Norwegian, but sounds very Spanish or Portuguese to me. And even has me conversing on gmail with his 17 year old daughter (no doubt to weed more information out of me, expect he will use my photos illegally).

Will be pulling the plug when I see what his next move is. The jig is up.

Spread the word

Apr 13, 2018
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List
by: Anonymous

My first comment was a list of at least 20 names that have been used by scammers. I was scammed for 50k last year.

Ladies, there is no one to report these scammers to except each other. I was told by a person in government and a former military man that nothing can be done because they are in Nigeria. Be wary of military men. No general is on social media talking to women.

I also talked to an "oil contractor" before he went back on assignment to Nigeria! Surprise!
Come to this site if you're feeling susceptible.

Don't send money. Don't set up bank accounts for them. You can go to prison for laundering money. The GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CARE. Most of them ask for money about 10 days after they make contact. There are some sites on Google that show pictures of scammers. Take a look!

There are so many out there I have given up on lists. Their poor use of English is the first sign. They "love" you in about 3-5 days is another clue.

DONT DO IT!

Apr 12, 2018
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To: Ticked Off
by: Anonymous

They tell the same sad story, don't they?

I know this is probably not any of my business, but you indicated that he was supposed to come and see you this past Christmas but was once again in the hospital and sent you the same picture he sent in 2015. So, have you been communicating with him for over two years? Maybe I misread your post. But if that is true, why would you keep in contacting with him?

I think I am surprised that anyone would keep up a "relationship" with a scammer for that long.

These guys are absolutely disgusting. I was contacted in August on Words with Friends. He was a widower (no surprise), with a daughter that lived with his sick mother (who had a broken back of all things) and a Nanny. Originally from Germany and lived in Houston for three years. He was a successful subcontractor to ExxonMobile. He gave me his Houston cell phone number (two numbers to be exact) and his gmail and wanted to switch to Facebook Messenger.

Four weeks into chatting he won a $20,000,000 contract! And off he went. My curiosity kicked in and I started searching for subcontractors in Houston and could not find his number. But what I did find was this site.

Oh he was good with the words and poems and messages and his undying love. God brought us together. Etc. Etc. Etc. You all know the hook.

So I kissed him goodbye.

But I am addicted to this site. I know there are hundreds of them and feel certain that some of you that are on here, or have been on here, possibly had him as I did.

His fake name is not important because he changes it after each victim.

I want for NO woman to get scammed again.

To give them a piece of your mind does no good either because they really do not give a damn about you, your family, your issues, or anything else. All they care about is your MONEY. It may take them a few weeks, or a few months, but eventually they ask.

Don't give them the satisfaction.

If they say oil rig, say goodbye.

Apr 12, 2018
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Had me convinced
by: ticked off

To the person who posted about getting a chopper and the man got sick well it sounds like my scammer. I can tell you this is what he does every time and at Christmas time when he was to come to see me if it is the same man he sent me a picture of himself in the hospital and that picture was a fake one because it was the same picture he sent me back in 2015 when he was in the hospital on the rig.

If you expect to get any money back it won't happen I can tell you that just like everyone else can. I hope you kept all recipts and emails and phone numbers because I would go and turn that so called man in.

If you have a picture of him can you post it. Thanks.

Apr 11, 2018
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Frank Hong Chan (frankhong7703@gmail.com)
by: Anonymous

Yes I refer to 14 January 2018 post, please be beware. This guy is a scammer.

He claimed that he is a Singaporean. He used the name as Frank Eric Chan JianHong, email: frankericking@gmail.com and contact number is +1(514) 700-6871 but he probably has cancelled his number.

He said he is a Petrochemical Engineer from Pennsylvania. Owns a company. Same story, machine broke down and fled.

Apr 11, 2018
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Scammer--Instagram 25097-Jason Williams
by: Anonymous

I, like you, was searching on the internet thinking this guy had to be some kind of scammer and low and behold I found this site. Here is my story and WARNING. have been texting via Instagram a Jason Williams, jw25097 for approximately 2 weeks now. Recently widowed, wife died of cancer, son in boarding school, daughter Jean 15 in Manhattan with a Nanny.

Sent pictures of the oil rig he is working on. He is from Manhattan but working on an oil rig in Texas. Called him out for being a scammer, and he sent me a jpeg image of his ID with company name (Seadrill Oil Industry Company) it had his picture on it, which I believe he stole from the internet.

Guess he uses the same type of scamm with all but just changes it up a little.

Anyway, what a heartless loser so BEWARE!!!!!!!!

Apr 11, 2018
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To Unique Situation
by: Anonymous

I would not set up an account at all. Se will probably end up laundering money for the scammer!

Apr 11, 2018
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To: Unique Situation/Mother-in-Law
by: Anonymous

It sounds like he is setting her up for money laundering. The $2000 was just a hook. She needs to block him and run. It was sent to gain her trust so she will believe everything he tells her.

What he is doing is using her to put the money he gets from scamming other women.

Very common trick they use.

She will NEVER meet him as he is not real. He is some fairly young Nigerian man sitting in a room with many other Nigerian men scamming vulnerable women out of their life savings.

Make her read ALL these posts and she will see the common thread. She really needs to be careful.

Money laundering is against the law.

TELL HER TO KEEP THE MONEY AND BLOCK.

Oh and the roses and candy and stuff animals is part of their hook.

Apr 11, 2018
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Unique situation
by: Anonymous

I had a guy do that to me! He would send me money. He loved me soooo much. I opened the account. Then before I knew it he had laundered over 70k thru it.

Apr 11, 2018
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Responding to Mother-in-law
by: Missouri Maiden

The money sent to your mother-in-law was likely obtained from scamming another woman. He is grooming her for his illegal activities. Reason why this scammer wants to set up a joint account is to launder money through that account.

Your mother-in-law would likely be a part of illegal activities and could be prosecuted alone as the scammer would be long gone.

Don't do it!!! Drop this guy.

There is a real good article in Huffington Post on these scammers that is worth reading. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/romance-scams-online-fbi-facebook_us_59414c67e4b0d318548666f9

Apr 10, 2018
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April 9 Post James
by: Anonymous

I am sorry if you believe this, my James and I also did the same. I do hope yours is for real. Yes we video on Messenger but I know they cannot do that. He told me he was not real and that's okay that is his problem as he plays with women's money and hearts. No reason to get touchy we have only talked a few times this week. You see I am not interested even though I have seen him and talked to him. Something in the voice bother's me. My Very Best To You.

I believe you said he knows you do not need him to take care of you, so that means he knows you have money. Good Luck. Please let us know how it goes and when he gets to you and wish you much happiness.

No I do not believe in what your saying. Sorry. This site has helped many and I am grateful for all they do. They helped me so much. I would not be on this site if I thought my scammer had been real.

Apr 10, 2018
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Alex Matthew Harrison
by: Anonymous

Sounds like you've been talking with my John Robert. He had me looking for a million dollar 5 bedroom home with a swimming pool in my city and in Atlanta, GA. Said he was German but when I last talked to him he sounded Nigerian. Said he had no African blood in him.

Told me he was in Nova Scotia but I believe he is in Malaysia. Asked if I had put a payment down on a home with the pool. Said to make sure it was where no blacks lived near by. This is the man who contacted me on FB and then went to Yahoo Messenger.

His first attempt to see me, was a younger white male looked about 24 with glasses. Just for a second and the screen was messed up. Dark hair. Now he is suddenly blond, he says but the hair is grey and he says he is 60.

Neither living in Germany, daughter 16 living in London with his Uncle. Divorced his wife when he caught her with his best friend. We've been in contact for over 4 years. Last week he asked for 50 dollar itune card so he could leave for Atlanra, GA.

He never arrived, never called, never answered my messages. He had already borrowed in excess of 1/2 million dollars. I love him and would have given him a kidney if he needed one but I found out he also caused another woman to file for bankruptcy. He called me his wife and had me looking for a home and a good school so he could bring his daughter to live with us.

I wasn't looking for love when I answered him but was lonely because I had lost my husband and still grieving. I thought he was my friend. I fell for him and nearly lost everything. He wanted me to mortgage and then to sell my home and put the funds in the bank. When I asked him where I would live, he said I could buy a small home till he arrived.

He asked me to wait until he arrived before I visited my sister who was dying from cancer. He was going to buy me a good car so we could go together. She died last July and I bought a used car before then because he never kept his promises.

He will ask for your $$ and retirement funds every month and if you are a fool like I was you will skimp by to send him funds. Avoid him like the plague as he is heartless even though "God meant for us to be together and he would never leave me or abandon me. We were the perfect match as long as I sent him funds.

The I love yous got fewer and fewer unless I sent him money. Hows that for scamming a 77 year old widow? Got most of my IRA, all of my savings and my brokerage account and even had me sell my jewelry.

I fell hard.

Apr 10, 2018
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Unique Situation / Mother in Law
by: Anonymous

My mother in law has been having an online relationship with a guy working on a refinery but supposedly permenantly lives an hour away. None of us can find anything on him so we are sure he is scamming her. To date she has sent nothing and lets hope it stays that way.

For Valentine’s Day he sent a huge bouquet of flowers, candy and stuffed animals. Had to cost at least $200.00. I have seen a few reports of this and we were a little skeptical. A few weeks back she was complaining about bills. He sent her $2,000.00 straight up to a nearby Western Union.

Has anyone ever heard of that?

She just had cash in hand. The only thing I can think of is leverage to use against her later or to try and get her guard down. He is also asking for her to set up a joint account for him to deposit the money paid for this "job." I want her to open it then change the account just to see what happens.

He says he will be back for her birthday from England in a few weeks so we are bracing ourselves.

Has anyone ever had the money just turned over to them in cash?

Apr 10, 2018
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Re: April 9 Post "James"
by: Anonymous

Reading this post sounds a lot like reading the emails/texts I received from my scammer. It's well known that the scammers troll this page and post comments in an attempt to distract and confuse us. Poorly constructed sentences, lack of mastery of the English language, and ridiculous questions and concepts are dead giveaways.

Apr 10, 2018
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POF Alex Matthew Harrison oil rig scammer fake profile
by: Anonymous AU

I’ve been chatting with a guy off POF via Whatsapp for about 3 weeks. His name is Alex Matthew but he said Alex Harrison. He has a UK mobile number as he said on his profile he’s divorced, no kids, 42yo from Sydney, then later said 47yo, wife died in a car accident 4yrs ago, has a 10yo son currently at home with grandma (Alex’s Mum) as he’s currently in London for work.

His own company just signed a $50 million USD deal of oil rig work in Turkey (sent me photos of this contract). He said his father was Swedish (passed 10yrs ago) and his mother Aussie. Said he was born in Australia but grew up in Sweden and returned to Australia in his 20s.

He messages me every morning with a loving and romantic poem and already says he loves me. We said he will come see me in Australia when he comes home to Australia from working overseas. But then he got extended because of this contract and is currently in Turkey.

He told me to look at houses where I live and to look for a 5 bed house with a pool near the beach. We had never spoken on the phone or video. His photos are of a Caucasian man with dark hair and eyes, tall and strong with a tattoos on his left arm. When we tried a couple times to video his video didn’t work as bad internet in London??

This whole I love you, make an offer on a million dollar home freaked me out.

Finally on Sunday just gone we spoke on the phone. This freaked me out as he said he was Swedish but he had a strong accent and it wasn’t Swedish. When I heard it I thought he sounded African. On the phone he said he loved me, wanted to start a life together and wanted me to make a offer on a home for us now. I had tried Google, Facebook and LinkedIn to find this Alex Harrison with no luck. Then finally I put in the name with oil rig and found this site and the stories were so similar to my scenario.

Widowed, oil rig, overseas and big money, one child, and the daily romantic poems and met on POF. He told me he had two homes in Sydney, one in USA and one in Sweden.

Thankful I’ve not been scammed of any money but he gathered personal details like my email and asking my mother’s name.

What is the best authority to raise this scam via? I emailed POF but he’s deleted his profile as he said he was committed to me and for me not to break his trust. Not heard back yet from POF.

To all the single people out there ignoring little warning signs, don’t completely disregard them and thank you to those who wrote these comments because this has made me realise I was about to get scammed and had saved me.

Apr 09, 2018
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Just met my first Rig Engineer.
by: Anonymous

Amazing. His English writing was excellent and didn't miss a beat. I thought it was odd that his phone number in FA was clear but not identiied so I asked his last name and couldn't find much. There is someone with the name Gregory Phillips in Eustis FA but doubtful it is him.

So this guy has some good pictures, but a few don't look like the same guy. He is very personal in the terms of endearment which bothers me. Offered to fly to meet me. I am in CA. Ordinarily I would dismiss him immediately but his written English was so good I got caught up. So he is not who he said at all.

He is a rig engineer LOL. His phone number when i did reverse directory on it is owned by a CA company which is a school WTEC Aluminum Welding school. In El Cajon CA. He is on Koosk. As soon as we spoke and I could hardly understand him, I knew.

Now seeing this all I can say is beware he is there. His screen name on koosk is valforlove. Careful.

A complete fraud. But a charming one.

Apr 09, 2018
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They are not real!
by: Kandace

Please if you are talking to someone that you have never met and you are questioning things and seeing "red flags" don't ignore them. Don't let it go on for the sake of not "loosing" what you think is "love".

I kept my "relationship" going after seeing many signs of things that just did not add up. I knew that the oil industry did not run things the way that he said and I still kept hanging on because I loved the feeling that I got when he lied to me. It felt so good to have someone calling me and telling me how much they looked forward to spending time with me, how they could not live without me, how they rested best when being with me.

But after I found out that my "James" was a scammer, well it feels so much worse than the love felt good.

Please stop contact, please report them to the websites and to the authorities. We must get the word out and do what we can to get people aware of this crime. They will drain you and move on so please stop searching for someone to tell you that it is good to continue.

It is bad all bad. I feel so bad now and I wish I would have found this site sooner so that I could have stopped much, much, sooner. Stop now they are not real. Real men do not ask for money, and so much.

Please stop.

Apr 09, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

I read everything you write. Your advice is valuable. But there is something that puzzles me. How do I understand the behavior of a person who admitted to being a cheater, showed me his face, and now we are planning a future together! What do you think about it? Do you believe in such love?

He does not order money from me, he does not want anything! I think sometimes you can really fall in love and find your other half and change this man into someone else. God does miracles.

Apr 08, 2018
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Ref Oil Rig Worker
by: Missouri Maiden

Dear Anonymous - the guy you think is genuine is not. No man meets a woman online and asks for money. The scammers’ favorite places to chat after the initial contact is Hangouts, gmail and Instagram. I was almost scammed and it really felt real to me too. But these are professional con-artists. Sounds like you had a pretty convincing one.

But follow your feelings deep down inside that say something is not right with this picture. They are red flags. I completely understand you want it to be the real thing. But they are pros at taking. He will never show up in 8 weeks. Eventually you will be able to tell real from scammer as they all have the same pattern.

I still get contacts daily on all my singles websites from these scammers. The profiles are all the same: widow, professional job, poor grammar, just moved or relocating to your area, profile hair color or eye color is different from photos.

Just stay vigilant and confirm everything.

Apr 08, 2018
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Ref Oil Rig Worker.
by: Anonymous

When they say USA dollars do you not know they are from Africa? A man from our country or other places would say just the dollar amount. A week and you think he is genuine, a week and he is already asking for money. He is going to break your heart and take every penny you have.

Believe me I know. These Oil Workers are NOT for real, I sure hope you read the stories, go way down and read the letter from a real Oil Worker trying to help everyone saying they have no time for this with women on the net and most have families so do not be fooled by ones saying that they are Oil Rig Workers or Engineers and have a 3-7 million dollar contract for it is not true.

They ruin a real Oil Workers Name and it is sad. They are good at what to say to make you feel good while they are laughing when you answer them and you say you love him. Yes it is sad we fall for such nonsense and as my scammer said American women are easy to use and get money because they are so hard up for hearing the right words from them no matter who they are.

Please wise up before you send him money as he is Not coming to you. I been waiting three years for mine to show up at my door whose name is James. They are low-lifes and have No feelings towards you what-so-ever.

Please take care and meet someone that is Not on the net. God Bless

Apr 08, 2018
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To Kandance
by: Wiser Now

Yes report it because it is not a game and is very painful for us victims of oil rig engineer scams. They are very crafty just like the devil himself. Yes report them to carriers and every place you sent money through so it will black flag the mules and accounts.

I called Chase Bank in Texas and reported the accounts and I also did it to the Bank of America and Wal Mart and Western Union. It was flagged but they somehow never catch scammers. I have a big WHY NOT. If we did that we would be in jail for years so there has to be a break somewhere or a weakness in them where they will make a mistake soon and get busted I pray.

That is where I went wrong as I was lonely and when the romance started my resistance become non effective and now I'm scrambling to save the money back so some how let us band together and warrior up and be strong and win this thing.

Oh God of Heaven please help us now. In your Name I ask this Amen

Apr 08, 2018
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Oil Rig Worker
by: Anonymous

You were contacted on FB but it would help all of us if you provided his name. I first met my scammer over 4 years ago when he contacted me on FB.

I did share his name because there are so many photos of him with different names that I want others to avoid him like poison if he contacts them.

Apr 08, 2018
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Had me convinced
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Nathan Sullivan or Brian Garret or Brian Howard. Nathan Sullivan contacted me on the dating site Elite. Said he was a chemical engineer on a rig off the coast of Seattle Washington.

First he needed money for chemicals to finish his job. Then the chopper that was to pick them up, then he needed money for a deposit to the chopper company. Then the chopper came but he sent his workers home first. So then he needed more money so he could pay the chopper company to come and get him. Then he got really sick and the chopper all of a sudden came to get him to take him to a hospital.

Then the chopper crashed and he was in a coma for a few days. Kept asking for the hospital number and he said it was a private hospital for oil riggers. I got a text form a guy he said was his Dr. and he was asking for money to help Nathan pay his hospital bill.

I contacted one of the people he had sending money to me so I could send it to Nigeria to a Emmanuel Jagba. She also has sent money to a man who needs money for chemicals. WOW.

I confronted "Nathan " about it and he is asking me a lot of questions now. These guys are cruel and sick. Oh also said his wife died of a drug overdose.

Be careful ladies they wont stop.

Apr 08, 2018
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Ref oil rig worker
by: Anonymous

I had exactly a week ago today, a guy add me on Facebook, and he then asked me to go on hangouts. I couldn't get on there so we talked on instagramm, where he has asked me for 600 usd, and sent me some lovely pictures of himself.

He says he is coming to me in 8 weeks but I dont have that sort off money to waste and really thought he was genuine.

Apr 08, 2018
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No it’s not Leo
by: Anonymous

I’ve been talking to a guy name Peter Rodger and is what he said his name is and he lived in Houston Texas until the hurricane came through last summer and had moved himself and his 11 year old daughter to Washington DC. I’ve paid for a 5 day membership trial with a website called Been Verified to see if his name and his email comes up that he gave me but there is No trace whatsoever of any one in Washington DC.

He had told me that he is working in Dubai on a oil rig but I wish if there in any women that reads this comment messages and can give me there email so I can share some of his photos to see if he is going by any other names with the same photos that I have gotten off of his Instagram profile.

Thanks

Apr 07, 2018
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Don't marry an oil rigger
by: Wiser Now

The story goes on and on and on it never quits with these people so ladies I just want to encourage all of us not to marry an oil rig engineer contractor for according to all of the stories I've read their wives always manage to die so if we want to keep alive ladies let's not marry an oil rigger engineer. This is wiser now

Apr 07, 2018
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Wondering / kandace
by: Anonymous

Leo is his inspiration? 😏 sounds like my guy. LOL. Or maybe they only know Leo.

Kandace - you are right, we should report it straight away. And best if we can have a proper support group where we can share photos, news, or even if we can find out the real victim. That would be cool. We may not save all, but we can at least save some. And maybe we can rope in some professionals to assist us on the search. That would be great.

Apr 07, 2018
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James Valdim/Nicolas Oscar
by: Kandace

I wish there was a way to get the word out to every potential scam victim before they are a victim. I met my sub-human on Facebook when he sent me a friend request. FIRST friend request that I EVER accepted that I did not know them. But I was lonely and figured what would it hurt it was on the web and I would NEVER get hurt.

I was oh so wrong, I was hurt, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and physically as the stress took a toll on my body. I searched for his name on the web but found NOTHING, still I continued to talk to him, I was foolish but the "love" felt so good even if it was "fake" on his part. It was real to me. They are good at what they do, it is their job and their life, they can play with your heart and many others at the same time.

I just want everyone to please report this crime to the authorities. No you will never get your money back, but we need to get awareness out there and let the world know how big of a problem this really is. Report to your local and state police (awareness and investigation), report to ic3.gov (FBI awareness and link to other cases), Cell phones bought? call the company and black list the phone and it will not longer be able to be used for anything but internet.

Walmart transfers, call the toll free number and blacklist all names that money was sent to, they will not be able to pick up money again. Banks, call them and talk to their fraud department if you have an incident # from police they will send a report to the officer in charge of your case.

So many do not report because of shame but what a shame to not report and let more people out there be unaware of the magnitude of this crime. We must get more of these scum reported and yes it is not a cure all, but it is better than hiding in shame and doing nothing. You are worth it! We are better than them and it is time that you let at least one person know that this happens to many and it could happen to them.

Thank you.

Apr 07, 2018
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Wondering
by: Anonymous

So far there have been two - I have encountered both- widower and work independently as some kind of oil whatever engineer - why do they choose this same story!? The red flags went up when the first guy wanted to switch to email right away- nobody uses email!- Then he sent me a long, long bs email- with grammar errors and language and even slang - that made me laugh - it was so inconsistent with what was supposed to be a middle aged, educated man - ex he said:" thanks for dropping your email address to me" lol- no 60 something man with a PHD in engineering would forget basic grammar like the difference between too, to and two..etc -and use long winded sappy story like it was copy - pasted from somewhere.

He went on and on about how he thought Leonardo DiCaprio was an inspiration!! WHAaaaat???? If this was real- he was crazy! The second guy said in his profile he was a widower - I liked his picture - he messaged me- as soon as he said he works for himself, for his old company Chevron, as a pipeline engineer (yeah right in Sacramento?)

RUN FOR THE HILLS!!

HE'S A SCAMMER!!

Apr 07, 2018
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Oil rig senior engineer /selfies
by: Anonymous

For oil rig senior engineer photo sharing, you guys can send it to me at :

jupitermaster9@gmail.com.

By the way, the scammer is using an ID by the name of James Weinston. You guys can check out his Instagram under the same ID to see if any match. I am currently working with scam haters united to find out more details. Would be great if you can do the same too.

For selfies, I do not receive any selfie from oil rigs, I do however receive photos of so called general health check before boarding the oil rig. It looks like a blood donation at GP.

And yes, don't send any money.

My guy already blocked me out from Hangouts because I confronted him on many things. Don't be afraid to confront them. You can do it. Be brave enough to embrace this.

Apr 06, 2018
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Selfies
by: Anonymous

Can somebody tell me if guys that are on a oil rig can take selfie‘s and send them out on a text or a email or not

Apr 06, 2018
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Can guys take selfies on oil rigs?
by: Sherry

I have a few pictures of a guy that I’ve been txting and talking a few times but mainly txting back and forth and have tried to do this reverse image but cannot seem to get it working the right way & so by saying that is there anyone that can help me out with some images to see if he is real or a scammer with all the other ones out here ...
Thanks Choice

Apr 06, 2018
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Bruce Forsythe
by: Anonymous

Reading these stories mine is the same, I met a Bruce Forsythe on Instagram and we talked several weeks, then he "went to Alaska to take a job as Chief Mud Engineer" on an oil rig.

He is widowed, has two younger kids. I stalked him on FB & Instagram to see if any of the photos he sent me where anywhere else. I couldn't find any, which is why I started to trust him a little more each day.

He has worked hard but over 6 months he has taken 18K from me and it all sounded legit with the equipment etc, customs, extra fees, damaged product, had to send them back and go through customs. Every time promising this is the last time. Now he wants to break his contract with BP but if he does, he has to pay his way home and since all his money was put into purchasing the equipment he has nothing.

I've refused to pay this time. I've tried to corner him into confession but he hasn't broken yet.

Reading your messages make me want to catch this man even harder.

Wish me luck!

Apr 06, 2018
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This scammer was my Romeo
by: Anonymous

Yes. He went by the name of Bernd Martinez from Roswell,GA. Widowed, had 11yr old daughter who was with a nanny. He was a Contract Oil Driller, on a rig off of Cuba. I fell head over heels in love!

He proposed within several messages. He contacted me to be friends on FB. I thought sure as he was a handsome guy, why not? I didn't know there was a scam like this until my daughter told me it was! I was devastated and I told him about some articles I had read, and that alot of his wording and styles were very similar, almost verbatim, to the articles I had read.

He said that he would never do that and was offended. I told him I had no money to send for emergencies and I would step back from our conversations for a awhile. That was the last message!

He got no money from me, but he got my heart and that hurts more than money. I'm 64 and feel like an old fool but much wiser for it! Too bad there are jerks like that in the world! I had hoped it was finally my time, what's left of it to have true love!

Don't trust anyone anymore.

Beware ladies!!

Apr 06, 2018
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Sane old story
by: Wiser Now

This oil rig engineer Claus contractor is the same story over and over Rewritten. They find out if you have a job and if you talk to them they flirt with you a little bit and they might send you something or lots of emails. They always say they have either a dead wife or she cheated on him or they say they have a child in boarding school or a sick parent or something to get your trust to get you some romance. They hook them of course and you do not want to lose this love as this new found love that you got so you send money then they have got your money and somebody's picked it up for them.

They have contacts all over the country called mules that pick up your money or transfer bank accounts or iTune cards then they take your money and use it for themselves and then they come back to you with more romance and sweetness and they even might tell you how life is going on their so-called rig or how they've had an emergency.

Then they ask you for more money or if you would do a cost of transfer for them or if you will pick up money in a big box that is supposed to be delivered to your house or they will ask you to open up an account where money laundering may occur and you be their mule.

It is a crying shame I know as I got taken for 27,000 It hurt and it still hurts. I learnt the truth and I thank God for the truth.

I found the real man's face on the internet and his real name. I'm thankful for that and I also contacted him so he knows what's going on. He has reported it to the FBI and the scammer is the one I do not have the identity of. I took every bank account of all the mules, all the emails and I reported it to Western Union, MoneyGram and also www.anyscam.Com who has a large database of scammers.

I believe they said about 3,000 men or more are in Nigeria stealing identities of real men and going for us women in the United States and elsewhere in the world. It seems that they want the older women that are career women that have had jobs for many years or raise their families because they know that widows means savings and we as women want security so of course we save.

I would just like to encourage you to do your homework. I pray to God in heaven that they get caught and they go to jail and they do prison time for what they've done to us.

They think nothing of us they trying to pay ourselves back or pay back phones, pay back the Bank, pay back credit cards, pay back loans, and try to keep the ship from sinking.

I learned the hard way and I'm as guilty as all but never again.

God bless you all and let's work together to see what we can do to get these Crooks

Apr 06, 2018
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Patrick Smith
by: Debbie

I’m wondering if this is the same person, but different name. I have been talking with a Donald Hedlund, who says he’s from Utah, single. Lost his wife and baby at childbirth a few years ago. Both parents are gone and no siblings. He is a civil engineer, and builds houses. He built a house in London for a client. The client paid him by check and now he cannot cash it or deposit it. He needed money for a plane ticket to get home but did not have enough to complete the purchase.

I sent him $400.00, but he said he made arrangements with his travel agent but now does not have enough to pay his hotel bill and wants me to send $1000.00. Says he can’t do anything with his bank in the states and does not carry his credit card with him.

I fell in love with this man, and he keeps telling me how lonely he is and how much he loves me. I asked him to call me or video chat but he says the lines are not very good where he is, but he can message me. I met him on messaging.

Are these two the same person? Scammer?

Apr 06, 2018
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Tinder App
by: Anonymous

Watch out for a Robert Reyes, his number is from Illinois, but he said he's from Ohio. His last name is Mexican, doesn't know a bit of Spanish, its not odd, but at least a "Buenos Dias" most of Latin last people would know the basics.

But anyways, he's a Army Sgt, deployed in Africa at this time. His story was that his commander & some other soldiers died, because of an attack to the FOB. That supply's are short, no water or food, if I could help till they got their supply's in.

I was in the Army for 8yrs, to know enough, food & water was never missed. Try to sweet talk me but I don't give in very fast so deleted conversation etc, but going on Google to see if I can get a real name for the face on his profile.

So watch out !!

Apr 06, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

Please don't do it. This man sounds like all the rest of them, you might go to him and find out he don't exist then what have you thought about that. My scammer was to come to visit me but he always had an excuse why he couldn't come and I paid for his airfare most of the time plus his chopper fee off the rig so needless to say I am out of money and I will never see a dime.

If you read any of these stories please please don't do it.

Apr 05, 2018
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Same story, slightly different name
by: Anonymous

Someone of similar descriotion was Intagram messaging me, evansdaniel5698 or something like that. Did I believe in "true love", etc. After a short while, I mentioned how unsafe it is to phish for personal data. He tried a different tactic but I reported it to Instagram & had his account blocked from mine.

I usually don't reply to such things but this time was curious. I guess that can be unsafe, too.

Apr 05, 2018
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Patrick Smith
by: Anonymous

I fell I thought in love with a guy name Patrick Smith. He worked on a oil rig over by London. Everything was going good until few days ago. He said he got his contract pay off for 3 million dollars and no one in London would deposit it in his bank. So they gave him a atm card and he cant get a plane ticket to New York. Yeah I was about to fall for it until they wanted me to send 575 dollars for insurance through western union.

If I would have done it he wanted me to take out 10 thousand dollars for a plane ticket.

Just wanting to know if anyone else been contacted by him.

Please e mail me at lisaandmike8@gmail.com

Apr 05, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

Are you really willing to go to him? I would Not. Here is a true story. My friend sold her house and went to Missouri to meet a man she was talking to on Facebook for over a year and a half. I did try to talk her out of it. She sold everything but her clothing. She was there for about two weeks and he started changing, he had a daughter also.

Within three weeks he started abusing her for not picking something up off the floor or doing the dishes right away or if he had dirty clothes and not washing them right away. She sent me pictures of her black eyes and beat up, bruises on her stomach and arms, legs where he kicked her.

He took all her money and I sent her some to go to a hotel and I went after her and drove straight through to get her out of there.

Everyone has to be careful of these phony guys when there is so many you can meet face to face. Why does he want you there and not him come to you? Have you heard of Human Trafficking, a lot of that is going on now too.

My James just emailed me the other night asking for another ITunes card and I said no and to please stop emailing me. I am sorry but I do not believe you should go see this man for you really do not know who he is. Video talk with him for they are good with words.

James I know wanted me to come to Texas to meet him and I would not do that. Please be safe for you sake.

God Bless.

Apr 05, 2018
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Picture search
by: Kandace

When I finally did the picture search in Google images is when I knew my scummer was not who he said he was. Go to Google, click on images. Then click on the camera shaped icon in the Google search for images bar.

You can then download an image in the paste a URL or upload an image from your computer. As soon as you do this if the picture is somewhere on the internet it will come up in the matching websites.

I learned how to do this on YouTube when I searched: "search a photo on the internet" on Google.

Hope this helps

Apr 05, 2018
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NY oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous shy girl

First he approached me through an Instagram account. I have been hurting before and I take all precautions to not fall for him.

He said he was an engineer and contractor at the same time. Now working under contract with shell in dubai. Came from NY. Had a son 9yo. Divorced as wife slept with his best friend. Mother is old and staying in a nursing house.

He said he's going to come and see me right after his contract is finished. Never been on the phone. Every day we are chatting.

Story started when he said he received compensation from a previous worked company and had someone receive it for him or if not, the money will be returned and used as treasury.

I received an email from the oil corp mentioned that I have been named as his wife and I will be receiving the money on his behalf. Later a delivery company contacted me and requested 750usd for service charges and I was tricked.

I paid. 2 days later the delivery company emailed and told me that the consignment cannot go through customs and had to apply for a UN Red tag as non inspection certificate to skip the customs. The box will be shipped from Parma Italy. This time they asked for 2250euro.

I started to ask for help from friends amd families and they have been telling me that it's a scam and I shouldn't pay anything. I started to dig in.

I emailed the oil corp and they replied and said that the email is not from them. They were using a free domain instead of company official email. Same goes to the delivery service. Using a free domain.

My search has brought me here and lots of other evidence that he might be a scammer. I am a bit broken because I shouldn't have let myself trust someone whom you have never met. I confronted him and he said that I don't love him enough to help him and I was to destroy his plan for our future.

Luckily, God saved me. Pray that I'll meet up with someone who is real. Damn this is going to be funny in 5 to 10 years forward.

Apr 04, 2018
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James
by: Emily

Are you keeping this a secret from family and friends? What would they think about you going to meet someone that you have only talked to or emailed. Don’t do it.

Apr 04, 2018
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James/Anonymous
by: Anonymous

If you believe he is real then go to him. BUT DO NOT SEND HIM ANY MONEY or you will NEVER see him. You did not tell us where he is?? Is he on an oil rig??? Is he in the Middle East??

But for the love of all that is holy, be careful. I believe he is a scammer and is playing you.

And you called him a cheater.

So, my advice is if you want to go, go, DO NOT GIVE HIM A DIME.

But if you are skeptical, cut it OFF now.

Give us more details.

Have you ever skyped or face timed with him??

Apr 04, 2018
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Oil rig senior engineer
by: Anonymous

Anyone here from NYC? I think the real guy (victim of identity theft) is from NYC based on the photos he used and the photo of his son school trip.

If anyone is from NYC, please email me : jupitermaster9@gmail.com

Apr 04, 2018
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Oil rig senior engineer
by: Anonymous

Can you guys send me his photos? The bald blue eyed guy. I can be contacted at

jupitermaster9@gmail.com

Much appreciated.

I didn't send any money though, he got upset when i refused to. When i confronted him with some facts he blocked me from Hangouts.

And how do we contact the real victim, i mean the guy whom they use the photos. I reported to Jax police earlier, and i hope they nab the scammer. We can't let him get away that easily.

Apr 04, 2018
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Oil rig senior engineer & Frank
by: Anonymous

Just had to answer these two ladies. I have heard both of these stories. School one, one of their buddies pose as their son/ daughter to email you and build up a relationship with you and appeal to you maternal side. Realistically the school would sort this out, they have to have insurance for these trips. I was told the same, cold hearted, told they were crying because of me.

Frank post, yes told the same, death and had to compensate family. I couldn't believe he would tell such a story but he did.

Also, no point comparing pictures or names, they use different pictures and different names. They can take months chatting and gaining your trust. This is a job for them they have all the time in the world, you are one of many.

Please don't be taken in, they take more than your money, they take your pride, trust and a gaping hole emotionally. They are good at what they do.

Apr 04, 2018
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Oil rig off of Canada
by: Debbie

To anonymous ref Frank Augusten. He sounds like Charles Bothmann I was talking to a few months ago, and he was from Canada with a 20 year old daughter, and divorced. He said he lived in Boston Mass. and worked on an off shore rig somewhere in the Northeast. He got me for $6000.00 to help pay for broken equipment and shipping.

He always somehow came up with the bulk of the money and the balance was always around $1500.00.
I checked out his address and it came up with multiple addresses in the West. Reverse phone number pegged it to Arizona. I reported him and his mules to the FBI, and I notified the banks with account numbers and names.

Don’t send him money as he admitted to me he was a scammer.

I also fell in love with this man.

Apr 04, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

My cheater says he loves me all the time. He still does not want money. He says I have to come to him. What to do? Should I go to him. He calls and talks to me like a normal guy. I do not know what to think about it. We even have plans together.

What do you think. He does not want money! He only says that I have to come to him. Help me because I do not know what to do and what to think about it!

Apr 04, 2018
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Oil rig senior engineer
by: Scammed but not Burned

His M.O. is like all the others — oil rig engineer, lost wife, child in boarding school, needs money for some sort of emergency, etc. he’ll just have more "emergencies" if you continue contact.

They keep changing their name, so you can’t go by that.

Run!!!!

Apr 04, 2018
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Jane
by: Anonymous

He just got hold of me saying his name is Albert Kevin and he got hold of me from Facebook. He wanted me to go on hangout and send me his email address.

I looked it up and said it was a scam sad little man

Apr 04, 2018
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Oil rig senior engineer
by: Anonymous

I have a pic of one that sounds very similar to your story. How to get it to you.

Apr 04, 2018
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Oil rig senior engineer
by: Anonymous

Hi, I Just wanted to share if this makes sense.
This guy found me on smule apps (not even a dating site or social media). Then, we talk and after a few days, he asks me to chat with him via Hangouts. I refused, at least twice. Then he insisted, saying he was hardly on the apps and more on emails and stuffs. So, okay, I did.

Then we chatted, had fun, enjoyed the conversations and after a few weeks, he said he wanted more than a friendship, life partner, etc.
Okay, before I go further, he said he lost his wife 2 years ago, and has a 14 year old son in boarding school in UK. Has a sister in Vienna, and very few real friends. He said he totally shut himself for two years and now is only trying to get to know people or starts a relationship.

Now, he said, he has an assignment in the Persian gulf for 10 weeks and in our recent quarrel he claimed he's trying to come see me and he managed to reduce 3 weeks off the assignment? Is that even possible? His son, emailed me every two days and it's my pleasure to entertain his emails.

Now, his son is on annual excursion for two weeks, and upon 2nd day arrival, lost his belongings and he asked me to pay the teacher on his behalf. When I questioned him what is the school policy, and what are the school doing about this, he accused me of not being helpful.

I don't know what to think at this moment, really. He's the bald guy with blue eyes, aged 52 he claimed.

If anyone of you have the same bald and blue eyed guy, can you send me his photos, so I can see if he's the same guy?

I'm now very confused.

Apr 04, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer Stole My Heart
by: Anonymous

His name is Rafael Dominic, rafaeldominic703@gmail.com and he is on HANGOUTS. I met him playing a WORD game. He was handsome and charming. Charming for 3 1/2 months. I fell in love. He sent me a cubic zirconia engagement ring and a teddy bear, claiming the ring would be replaced by a diamond when he got off the rig after his contract was over and we could start seeing each other.

The teddy bear represented "his body" which he would certainly replace soon. He romanced me with songs, pictures, sweet talk and poems. I fell completely in love with him. Then, 1 week before he was supposed to meet me, he dropped the bomb. There was a fire on the rig - his equipment needed repairing, it was his responsibility to get the corpses back to the families and he was burned on his leg badly and needed medical attention, but he spent much on his contract and "would be paid when the job was completed" but needed money now.

When I refused, he got irate called me "greedy, evil and coldhearted." I didn't send him any money, but ladies look out, I have never felt so alone since this happened - replacing his charms would be impossible.

Apr 04, 2018
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Frank Augusten
by: Anonymous

I met Frank Augusten on Tinder three months ago. He says he works on an oil rig off the coast of Canada. He sent me photos of himself and his family a 15 year old boy, and his wife died of Cardiac Heart disease.

He claims he is from Kansas but was born in Norway. He says he is the contractor hired to do the work. He is not allowed to use video face timing on the rig but can make phone calls.

About two weeks ago he asked me for £3,500 to pay for the parts to fix the drill. He said him and his co workers had clubbed together to pay the bulk of funds needed. I asked why it was not insured.

I have not sent the money but worry that what he tells me maybe true.

Any advice would be most welcome

Apr 03, 2018
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He left his porn behind
by: Wiser Now

Okay after the oil rig engineer scams that took me Royal he did have my email address and he forwarded his nasty p**** pages to my email address so now every day I have all these ladies asking me for things that I am certainly not interested in.

Please comment if your oil rigger forward his p*** and maybe it could be the same person.

Thank you very much. This is wiser now and every day now I do something related to scam. I am a volunteer scam Hunter and they hide well but sooner than later the odds will be against them and they will get caught and they will go to jail and then their parole officer should not allow them to even be on the internet once that is approved.

Apr 03, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been contacted by Robert S. Harris, also from Houston, Texas. A widower for 7 years with a son in RLA a military type school in Canada.

I was contacted on Words With Friends and quickly went to texting. Unfortunately I was pulled in Hook Line and Sinker. I don't know how to even download a picture on my computer to do an image search. How have you been able to get the true identity of these individuals.

Is there any way to get the money back you have sent. Yes unfortunately I allowed myself to be duped and sent money even thought my head kept telling me it was a scam.

My grandson was able to find the guy. Google Peter52@topface.

This is the guy who scammed me.

Apr 03, 2018
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Two scammers
by: Two scammers from alaska

I started talking with lewis gary who said he was going to alaska on a rig and after he was there for two weeks I had the feeling I was talking to two different people.

I was right as a carrick marcus showed up and they wanted money for a machine that broke down.

I deketed them

Apr 03, 2018
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Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

I am an old woman of 78 years and was assailed by a scammer named Greg Wilson. Fortunately, I never reached the point where "he" was asking for money as we got stuck on why I wouldn't get a cell phone. The ploy was he was a supervisor of some sort on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

I even received pictures of his "work" on the oil rig. Supposedly he had a daughter in boarding school and I was supposed to contact her; I thought this highly inappropriate, no doubt the daughter is a second scammer.

No doubt somewhere this man really exists, a victim of identity theft. These "men" are frequently women and psychologically sophisticated preying on people's weakness. I believe that my hidden scammer who ran the scene was a woman with accomplices who reported to her. I also believe that they were associated with a foreign religious school. Hence a lead "With God, all things are able or some such words.

It was some time ago and I have recovered. I confronted these people, threatening them with cosmic retaliation for involving spirituality and God in their schemes. I ended up receiving Red Devil Icons, a telephone call, and attempts to involve me in further scam attempts; they also tried scamming one of my Facebook friends.

The experience ruined my Facebook activities with friends as I had to protect them by confessing that I had been had; the lead was a friend request with a reference to God that I accepted. Very unpleasant, fortunately I had enough common sense to realize that few men will fall in love with an old woman on the Internet.

I tried reporting this to authorities with very little success partially because I had no financial losses. These activities apparently are international in scope and very numerous and law enforcement does not have the personnel to follow up.

I believe these people were associated with a religious school that was training people for work with computers in a foreign country and that a woman was overseeing the entire operation. Because I confronted so successfully, I was turned over to the superior. E

Apr 02, 2018
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Oil rigs scammer (white beard, grey hair)
by: Anonymous

Two friend requests (a older and a younger one) from a social platform, I was depressed and want to talk to someone, so I accept the grey hair guy's request. First few days, he just asked a question or answered my question and disappeared for a whole day. Yesterday, he chatted with me over 3 hours, I check the timeline here matched his disappearance (or his busy oil rigs life! haha). He must be busy with others.

I was busy for the last few days until yesterday, I found here, that proves he is a scammer. I was suspicious more when I talk to him more. He just asked simple questions and let me elaborate the answer. I feel he is digging my privacy. When I ask him to talk about himself he would give simple answers.

He would ignore my questions (simply like what movies, TV show he likes, ask more about backpacking to the mountain) and continues to ask me simple questions again.

He would send me general oil rig related photos and paragraphs, like I can get them by searching online.

I feel bad if anyone falls in love with these scammers. I think I should go out to meet some one if I need a companion rather than letting people approach me like this.

Apr 02, 2018
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Love messages
by: Anonymous

I totally agree!!!I am in a failing marriage, have cancer, a daughter who just had brain surgery and I would get these love messages every day!!! Then when they realized I can't do anything for him where is he?!?! No where!!!

I thought he would be happy to save me! I thought being bald like him wouldn't bother him one bit! These guys are all sick POS!!!

Apr 02, 2018
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Alaskan Oil Rig scammer
by: Cheryl

My scammers name is Morgan Karl, Independent contractor on an Alaskan oil rig. We started chatting on Words with Friends. We chatted for about 2 weeks the he asksed for my phone number and I gave it to him. He texted me every morning with beautiful poems, he called me his queen, told me that I was the one and he wanted to marry me. He texted me every night and just before he went to bed he would call to say how much he wanted me and loved me.

Two later he asked if I could send him an Itune card worth $100.00 dollars, I did. He continues with the same for a while, said he want to move to Seattle to be close to me. He sent picture of himself and his granddaughter. He said he had been widowed for 4 years and lived on the rig for almost a year that his contract was about to be up.

Then the man had the audacity to ask to borrow $2340 to purchase 18 electric jackets for his crew so that he would not get sued.

Once I told him no, I never heard from him again.

Apr 02, 2018
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Love Messages Like This?
by: Anonymous

These scammers know how to work you, I received messages like this.

Hello good morning my darling, how are you ? Honey I have been so thoughtful this morning thinking of you, thinking of us. But so happy cause I know i’m the luckiest guy alive, because I have you by my side, I see you every time I wake, and we are gonna leave together forever. This is the real love I have always dreamt of, I owe you a lifetime, because my future is great with you, thanks for being my Angel, love you, kisses.

Receiving messages like this, discussing future plans, laughing at jokes, teasing each other all the usual things from a normal relationship make you believe it is real.

The shock is that it isn't, it is fake, they drop you and move onto the next victim if you realise and questioned them. It is heartbreaking and hurts to be used but that is what they do, it is how they make a living.

Apr 02, 2018
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The oil rig worker with son and daughter working gulf of Mexico,
by: Anonymous

What name was he using? I have paid attention to everything in his words and actions and my intuition didn't approve.

I need help thanks

Apr 02, 2018
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Ethan Miller
by: Anonymous

HAS ANYONE HAD CONTACT WITH ETHAN MILLER,ETHAN ANDREWS OR ANDREWS ETHAN.? It seems my money is what he wants. lol

Let me know of him thanks

Apr 01, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

This is a scammer. He goes by James Holland but probably other names as well. He uses giftedgirl44@gmail and jsmedholland911@gmail.

If he contacts you, block him!

Apr 01, 2018
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Morgan Smith
by: Anonymous

I have a friend that I suspect may be being targeted with this same "oil rig engineer scam". Can anyone please tell me if they have had contact on Facebook with a Morgan Smith.

He is a nice looking older, gray-haired man with a gray beard that live in Houston Texas, but is from Rome Italy.

Thanks

Apr 01, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know one by the name of Larry Jackson?

Apr 01, 2018
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James oil rig
by: Anonymous

Can someone please post a pic of James the oil rig scammer.

I need to know if it’s the same guy thanks!

Apr 01, 2018
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Henry Larson
by: Anonymous

Met on POF dating site. Oil rig engineer. Claims to be from Bodengenome, Sweden. Spouted love for me day 2. Hit me up for 20 grand. I have been investigating him and guess what?

All his photos are Stolen. Beware ladies, nice accent, very romantic.

TOTAL SCAMMER

Mar 31, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

Has anyone else been scammed by james911@Gmail.com or Giftedgirl.com.. I thought this man was real.

Mar 31, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

Is his name James Anthony? If so he is a fake and a scammer. Its all in here about him or in the Nigerian under personal. But then they use different names. My Best to You.

Happy Easter To Everyone, God Bless You All

Mar 31, 2018
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Hell Have No Fury Than A Woman Scorned
by: Anonymous

Ever heard of this saying? It's what came to mind when I read the comments two women were having over a scammeron here. So many times when women are cheated on they blame the other woman not the man. Ladies take heed of the comments from others, he is playing you both.

It is also the reason why I am posting this. I found out the love of my life was a scammer before I sent the money. I contacted the real person behind the picture who told me he had emails from women every week saying they were being scammed by a man using his pictures for 5 years and couldn't stop it.

Sad but what was worse were comments on his FB page accusing him of being the scammer. The man has been blogging for many years and clearly is who he says he is. Also the comments from his wife, these men who innocently have their pictures stolen, have families, sometimes wife/ partner.

This poor woman said she had emails from women claiming her husband was cheating on her and stolen money from them. Clearly had not done their homework before making such serious allegations. This continual harressment was having a bad effect on their relationship and children.

I had continued playing along but reading this knew I shouldn't encourage someone so I passed on his numbers, email and anything I had to money laundering authorities. This money laundering is funding terrorism and goodness knows what else.
I wish social media would make people aware of their tactics.

Mar 31, 2018
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When you fall in love with an oil rig scammer...
by: Anonymous

Think about this ladies, if you have the money then you can continue a 'relationship' with these scammers. But if you want real relationship, they can't give you any at all unless you don't mind a pseudo one. Mine claimed to love me but in the end, he left me for other target when I discovered who he really is.

To save all the tears and illusion, better to break off with them before you get yourself hurt. Worst of all, these scammers can sound very religious, calling themselves God fearing men but do they really fear God? Or do they even know who this God is? All of us will be judge one day, so if they are really God fearing men then they better watch out for their own lives before it is too late.

Mar 30, 2018
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to the lady asking for help
by: Anonymous

Dear lady, your scammer did not fall in love with you as he is playing with your heart and he just wants to be sure that you fell in love for good and he will start to ruin you, to spoil you for everything that you worked hard for so do not believe him.

I beg you! Do not trust people saying "I played the role of a scammer but you know...now I am serious,I love you and I don't want to harm you...lies and wickedness.

Don't believe a word and block and run.

Save your heart and your money!

Mar 30, 2018
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Mark Austin Civil Engineer Scammer
by: Anonymous

Thanks to all these blogs and comments, though it is a bit late that i found this site, it is very helpful and made me aware the man i am chattingnwith is one of these scammers.

Very well spoken, grammar is well and talks well but never talks on cam or send new photos. He even have a linkedin account that looks real and IG and multiple FB account, photos looks all real but mostly old and will try to send them on a case by case depending on the topic that you are talking just to get to know you and get your trust.

Mark Austin claims to be in Australia, has his own house in Houston, 1 son 11 yr old, 2 yrs widowed, no more family as all died. Mother Australian Father French. In his Linkedin shows very impressive and looks a real one, worked at KBR. IG account markaustin3232 not sure how they are able to take and spread those stolen photos. If you look at his IG he is very handsom photo and will fall in love with his smile (I wished he was real)

Good luck ladies and pls spread all the word.

Mar 30, 2018
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James
by: Scammed but not Burned

Please don’t have contact with him. Confessing and then declaring his love is just another aspect of scamming. He will abuse your new-found trust. Just run!!!

Mar 30, 2018
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US Army in Sudan (not soldier)
by: Anonymous

I posted earlier below with my story. Thank you to the lady who replied on her scammer being German.

I saw the form, all it asked for was for my passport details e.g.. address, passport no. That's it.

No mention of money or payment

I told him I don't want to fill the form, he was hurt but we continued as per norm. He said he understood I was being careful. Now I am confused if he is actually genuine afterall.

Mar 30, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

Help! Is my cheater a cheater? I have photos! I know my face! I know that he is what I ask for because he confessed to it and said he was a crook! He asked me for money, but he did not receive it and he did not want to receive it from me anymore. Now I have a problem because he says he fell in love with me! God! What to do!? Help! I think so too! I write with him, I'm talking ... We have a normal relationship ... Help me! What should I do?

Mar 29, 2018
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Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

Ladies, he is NOT real. He is a scammer. He is more than likely Nigerian. He is also scamming other women with the same promises. It is just ironic that you both found each other being scammed by the same creature.

BLOCK him and be done with it.

He is a piece of dirt stuck on the bottom of your shoes. There is no telling how many names he uses.

I also don't want to appear heartless or mean. We are all on this site for the same reason. We were scammed!!! I gave up not one dime to the freak that contacted me and he is gone. But I feel compelled to keep in touch with this site. And I have met several wonderful women through personal contact.

Get rid of HIM.

He does not deserve the air he breathes. He is a worthless, disgusting, scum bag and his probably rich off the countless women he has scammed.

Mar 29, 2018
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Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

Thank You to the lady that wrote about him being a scammer. He is blocked on mine even though I have his Gmail address. But I told him what's going on but did not mention this site and he said its all a lie. No I will not unblock him again, he said he has no one else to turn too but needs help.

I said not from me. Never again. He told me he knows I have the money. I said well its time to say goodbye to you for good. He asked me not to block him but I cannot take it no more. This month was three years ago I met him. But had enough. Wishing all the best and Thank You Again to the lady that wrote about bickering with someone, just not worth it.

Mar 29, 2018
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Find out about picture
by: Kandace

When I finally did the picture search in Google images is when I knew my scummer was not who he said he was. Go to Google, click on images. Then click on the camera shaped icon in the Google search for images bar.

You can then download an image in the paste a URL or upload an image from your computer. As soon as you do this if the picture is somewhere on the internet it will come up in the matching websites.

I learned how to do this on YouTube when I searched: "search a photo on the internet" on Google.

Hope this helps

Mar 29, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

How do you trace someone's IP address?

Mar 28, 2018
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Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

What you talking about, I Never called him not even once. You cannot call a Rig and you did not know that. My Lawyer did that. Yah my Grandchildren was waiting for him too but he always had an excuse.

Isn't that something when a man tells two women and also telling how many more he is saying the same thing to.

You must have doubts or you would not be here. Its great hearing others stories of what one has gone through and how some of us lost money and our hearts. This site has helped me a lot and that is why I am here.

It is a good support group. So many stories exactly the same, there's just too many scammers to count. Thanks to Ed and Steve we can be open here.

But if you talk to him you can have him. I don't want such a man. There are real men out there that are Honest. Oh Believe me I do not need taken care of either and he knows this.

My Best To You and Hope and Pray it all works out for you.

God Bless

Mar 28, 2018
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Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

I do not know this man but have read what the 2 woman on here have posted. You two are bickering over a scammer. Please get it through your head. I know that may sound mean but please save yourself the heartache.

I too was scammed. Told he would be here, went days without hearing from him then boom he was in an accident and couldn't come. Well my scammer finally admitted who he really was. A Nigerian in his 20's. They use our hearts against us especially when it involves kids.

Please stop and really think about it!! I wish you the best!!

I know the heartache you feel.

Mar 28, 2018
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Robin Williams
by: Wiser Now

Nice scammer said that he was from Brazil as well as a heavy accent as well but he did not go by the name of Robin Williams. He got me for $28,000 and if I'd only knew then what I know now, I know now that they have to have a bond to build stupid oil rigs and also they have to have insurance. I was pretty naive and not online much and never dated online or had much to do with anybody in that category so he convinced me with his pictures and his stories and his romance was out of this world and before I knew it I ate the plastic worm.

I learned a hard lesson and anybody that reads this please know that they have a bond that their money comes out of the bond the same way as school bond, airport Bond or Highway bond is built. The same principles and if they need money from a poor woman on the outside what kind of man does that anyway.

so my gut was speaking to me but my heart was not listening to it and I was being led astray. They take you at your weakness so we need to educate ourselves and never in my life would I imagine this.

This is wiser now and my scammer said he worked for British Petroleum as a contractor putting up scaffolding and oil rigs and said his crane broke down and he needed $10,000 to fix it. Then he said he needed technicians to fix the crane and airfare and hotels and then reverted to iTunes cards.

I ask myself how I could have believed all that but tell me what a sophisticated oil tycoon would be doing selling iTune cards

Mar 28, 2018
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US Army in Sudan
by: Anonymous

He is setting you up. Why does he need a leave from the Army? Do not give him any information. Please.

I was scammed because I believed the Nigerian who I thought was German.

Mar 28, 2018
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David Whitney
by: Anonymous

I am so glad you told this man no because I to had to the same thing happen to me but with another man. He had me buy his daughter a cell phone and I did but I found out that it was a Nigerian scam but I got that phone back.

So be glad you didn't send anything to his kid because more than likely it was not going to his child but to him and that would been the begining of I need this and I want this and it would of never stopped.

Mar 28, 2018
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US Army in Sudan (not soldier)
by: Anonymous

Hi Ladies, my story probaberly does not fall under here but I could not find the right category for it.

This guy I met on a dating app claims to work as a software engineer with the US army on a 1-year contract in Sudan. He suddenly said he wanted to apply leave to come see me, leave is granted but he is giving me the heads up that *some details will be needed from me to fill up the document to be sure he is truly coming to meet me.*

Isn't his leave his to plan? He said whom he is going to meet has a document to fill too.

I am suspicious and uncomfortable. Is this really true? (Haven't seen the form yet)?

Mar 27, 2018
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Robbin Williams
by: Anonymous

Feeling stipid. My scammer was Robbin Williams. Widow with 15 yr old daughter in boarding school while he is working as an engineer on an oil rig in Dubai. Hasn't asked for money yet but is so in love with me after a week.

Didn't want to message on messenger so he asked me to download Viber. This man claims to already be so in love with me already it makes no sense to me. Spoke on the phone. Lived in usa 30 yrs but from Brazil and still has heavy accent????

Makes no sense. Has anyone else crossed paths with this person? I cannot find ANY information on this person?

Mar 27, 2018
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Sarah / Finding the Victims
by: Anonymous

I want to find the victim that my scammer was using so any advice on how to go about finding him?

Mar 27, 2018
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Austin reed
by: Anonymous

I love him and I would never call him like you have and I don't need him to take care of me. I just want him and I think he would be man enough to give me closure.

If he picks you and I hope he explains to the granddaughter why he said he would see her soon.

Mar 27, 2018
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Dave Whitney
by: Anonymous

The one that contacted me was working in the Gulf of Mexico. He fell madly in love with me and asked me to marry him the 2nd night I talked to him. I’m not stupid or needy so the answer was no.

He also was a widower with a teenage daughter in a boarding school in Canada and a 12 year old son at home with a Nanny. Finally after about a week he told me his daughters birthday was coming up and he would like for me to send her a laptop and cellphone as gifts. I told him sorry it’s not happening. But, I’m in the middle of the ocean and I can’t get her anything.

I told him he had his computer or phone he could do as much as I could do. He initially contacted me on Words with Friends, wanted to talk on Hangouts. I’ve deleted him.

I feel sorry for the women on here who have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to one of these scammers. They are good, especially if you are lonely. Thankfully I’m not one of those women.

Please don’t believe anything they say. He did send me a picture but I don’t know how to search as it would be interested where it would turn up.

Mar 27, 2018
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Victim of photo with daughter
by: Anonymous

I did find the guy and contacted him via messenger. He didn’t seem interested. I didn’t even get a thank you. I know if my picture was out there, I’d want to know which is why I took the time to find the guy in photo. But, I did my part & ,to be honest, I just want to put all of this behind me.

Mar 26, 2018
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Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

I am sorry you are going through this and believing in him. Lets see if he comes to which one of us since I been told the same things. Pray you have not sent him money as I have with all his promises and how he will take care of me when he gets to me. If you have not heard from him maybe he is on his way to you. Keep the faith. Time will tell all.

Wish you the best of luck. As I said we only talk for two years till I blocked him and then he came back and wanted another chance like two ta three weeks ago. I got a e-mail from him last night matter of fact at 11:42 pm. So as I said my best to you...God Bless You

Mar 26, 2018
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Sarah / Finding the Victims
by: Anonymous

I found mine on Scam Haters United. The scammer was Chris Anderson using the photo of a man named Jay Francis McHugh. They showed Mr. McHugh's photos and I saw the one he used on Words with Friends. The one he used on Messenger and the one he uses on his Gmail.

Apparently he used the name Fred Daniels at one time too. I notified Mr. McHugh via Facebook Messenger. There are other sites that have identified the victims as well. Check It out.

Mar 26, 2018
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Sarah /List
by: Anonymous

Add Chris Anderson, John Wash (Scott), Alex Muller. Scammers all.

Mar 26, 2018
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Austin Reed/GULF OF MEXICO
by: Anonymous

Yes there are oil rigs off the Texas Coast. I really hope You do not believe he is real.

Because the one I had was real religious too. They all eventually ask for money. And he was in the Gulf of Mexico.

After two years why haven't you met him yet?

Mar 26, 2018
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Low life scums
by: Helen

I have so many people messaging me that I know are scammers. When they asked me what I’m doing on the site I tell them the same thing that they’re doing. When they asked a question about how long I’ve been on the site and what I’m looking for I just tell them, I am not lonely I am not vulnerable and I don’t need a man to do for me what I could do for myself.

So if you’re looking for money you need to get a job. There are so many women and men out there that appeared to be lonely and vulnerable. This is what they look for. I am not a good sleeper so at times I don’t want to go to a dating site to see what emails I have. As soon as they see one line they can’t match it but little do they know I am not the one.

I just hope the men and women here understand that these men and women scammers are nothing but trash and scum of the earth. When the scammers know that I’m onto them their profile goes away. Also keep your Facebook profile is private. I do not have anything public on there. No one can contact me.

Mar 26, 2018
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Victim in photo with his daughter.
by: Anonymous

Who are you looking for? The person whose photo was stolen? Did you google the photo? This also happened to me and I hope they are not using this mans photos again.

Did you post the photo?

Mar 25, 2018
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Austin reed
by: Anonymous

There are like 30 Austin Reeds and none of this sounds like the one I was talking to. He was very intelligent and he never confessed to loving me until we talked for 2 years and then he did. Is there any oil rigs in the gulf of Mexixo on the Texans side. I would really love to know and he was real religious and talked about God all the time

Mar 25, 2018
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Pictures
by: Anonymous

Where can we find photos of the male romance engineers

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

http://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Mar 25, 2018
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oil engineer
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about gettinng porn in her emails that happend to me when I was scammed the first time. He used my email address to set up an account for himself but I get his porn stuff. He went to jail and when he got out it started back up that's how I knew he was out. He has no idea that I get this stuff of his but he is a big time scammer in the UK.

Mar 25, 2018
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Victims in photos
by: Anonymous

I did try to find the victim in the photo but it’s close to impossible because I don’t know his name. What also bothers me is the scammer is using a photo of the victim with his daughter.

Mar 25, 2018
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Austin reed
by: Anonymous

The lady that said she had been talking to Austin would you please pm me if you could by email. If not I will put my fb page on here which I don't want to. The Austin I was talking to quit talking to me on March 2nd and the fb page is completely gone. I just want to see if our pictures are the same. This one has a son 15 with a teacher and his wife died with congestive heart failure and they were from France living in Florida now.

Mar 25, 2018
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Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

If Austin Reed told you he called you from a Rig that is not true and using someone else's phone to contact you, as they cannot call out from a Rig first off, and they can use a laptop or computer. He is always asking for money.

I have been talking to him for two years and finally had enough of him. He is a Liar and user big time. He is a phony so please be careful. There is nothing wrong with him so do not worry yourself. They do this to punish you and make you worry so you will do whatever he asks.

He use to tell me this is your Punishment and me staying away and talking to another that would not ask questions, but he always came back.

Be Safe. You are going to get your heart broken and lose your money. Sorry your going through this too. I lost money also. I cannot believe all the guys that have sent requests to the all these women. They are hard up

Mar 25, 2018
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Emmanuel Jefferson Oil Rig
by: Anonymous

Hello, where can I post a picture on this site? Been taking to an Emmanuel Jefferson. Would like to post the picture he is using. Thanks

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

http://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Mar 24, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Just a question, have any of you tried to find the victims in the photos that the scammers are using?

Mar 24, 2018
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Crawford Joshua
by: Anonymous

Don't give him money as I believe he's a scammer
He is always asking for money for his daughter in boarding school. Also says he works in the Gulf of Mexico. Comes up with excuses when you ask him to call you face time or skype.

Mar 24, 2018
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Does anyone know Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

I'm praying I haven't fallen in love with a fraud. He has emailed me for 3 years 5 months and he says he's coming home to me. He texts said he was leaving and he would be safe and see me soon.

He used someone else's phone to get in touch with me and been 3 weeks and I haven't heard from him and now I am worried sick.

Mar 24, 2018
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LIST
by: Anonymous

I'm back with more names, however I am heartbroken that these "people" have found this site. FYI lost 50k. Most are on Instagram.

And so it goes:. Clifford sax, General Andrew; Eric beraud; Mike Hilton; capt Francis Collins(definitely Muslim); William Smith;. Lucas Daniels; Allen Charles; larrysmith70007.

Don't send money.

Save yourselves.

Next post will be FBI contact & Fed govt info

Mar 23, 2018
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To Anonymous who posted Engineer with white hair and blue eyes
by: Anonymous

Hi. I suspect that we are talking to the same guy but different name. He is asking me for money saying that his machine caught fire and needed funds or else he couldn't start work again. How does he sound like? Did he say where is he now?

Who is that woman he is staying with?

Just want to check so as to know if he is telling the truth and will not be fooled again.

Mar 23, 2018
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Question
by: Anonymous

How would you track their ip addresses?

Mar 23, 2018
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Just a suggestion
by: Anonymous

Change your settings on Facebook. There is still an option to have only ‘friends of friends’ request you. That keeps them from being able to friend you.

If someone tries to contact you through Messenger, decline the request if you don’t know them.

You are strong...you can do this.

Mar 23, 2018
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Engineer with white hair and blue eyes
by: Anonymous

BLOCK HIM. Why are you even engaging with him. You have told him so much about your finances and he knows when you get your SS?

So tell that piece of dirt to get the money from Lisa.

You will NEVER meet him. HE IS SLIME.

Let him go and please move on.

He doesn't deserve the air he breathes.

Mar 23, 2018
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Oil Engineer
by: Anonymous

I too started getting porn sites in my email, ton's of them after I blocked my scammer. They were from Asia and all over other countries. Also ones that said I Know Where You Live, That surprised me but every day I got them with the porn sites.

I finally talked to my neighbor who is a Police Officer and he pretty much watches if anyone pulls in my drive-way when he is not working and they drive by the house to check. One truck (a Friend) pulled in the yard and not but a few minutes the cops pulled up behind the truck. I am Thankful.

After what Facebook did selling our profile information is sad and we have no idea who had our information. I have nothing on my information now it is all locked and for my eyes only now.

Please be safe and take care, God Bless

Mar 23, 2018
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Don't be fooled by these Dubai riggers
by: Anonymous

3 months ago I was playing WWF and started playing a man named Adam Richter. We started chatting a good bit. I was about to have surgery for cervical cancer. He would talk to me a lot. I confided in him how I was miserable in my marriage and had no support. We started texting and other things.

Soon we were on Hangouts all the time. He promised to help me get out of my marriage pay for the divorce etc. Then he got me to open an account so he could put money in there for me. Soon I noticed he was having transfers put in there but I didn't know what they were. He said don't worry about it. It is for my work. It's easier to do it this way. Then I stopped paying attention because I lost my job and my daughter had brain surgery.

Next thing I knew the bank had closed the account. I had no idea why.

I assume they were thinking I was money laundering, but I didn't have anything to do with the account. He was supposed to be helping me. Then as we are getting better and back on our feet he started having me pick up Western Union and MoneyGram. I have no idea why he told me he was selling equipment.

I became suspicious after I found this site.

This week he had 15k transferred to your account. I had it sent back to the senders. And closed the account. I also received a check in the mail from someone. I called the person. She tells me that I was supposed to be the sister to a unit commander of a soldier in Turkey named Geoffrey Frost. I tore the check up for her and cut all ties with him.

I think all of these goobers are affiliated. Adam is supposed to be in Dubai as well. He can't get home until he pays his taxes. I also think there are people here in the US helping them scam people. I don't know where to go

I have blocked him in everyway.

Mar 23, 2018
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To SCAMMER in Dubai $2330
by: Sarah

My advice to you is BLOCK him. If you want to confront him go ahead but block him right after you do. Do not give him another opportunity to pressure you.

For added measure, list the names of as many of the scammers names you see on this site and tell him to ask them for money.

They are nothing but dirt on the botomm of your shoes and do not deserve your time, let alone your money. Don't waste either on that disgusting POS.

We are better than them so stop all communications. If every women did that they would be out of business.

Mar 23, 2018
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My scammers in Dubai
by: Anonymous

I told my scammers that I could use my credit card to buy a one way ticket for him to go to Thailand. He refused and said that he must receive cash because he wanted to use money to pay for airport tax. I said even the hotel bills can be paid in credit cards too, but he did not answer my questions.

He insisted me to transfer cash to him via Western Union. I told him that Western Union is the scammer's financial tools, so I never want to use. Plus, I don't have cash too.

Then he changed his attitude and suddenly got angry with me. He said that he will not explain to me any more. He will accept his own fate. His help will come from god not human and he will never let him be put to shame.

I hope that he will not contact me any more. I am saddened by what he said

Mar 23, 2018
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William Davis/Hansenmuller86
by: Connie

I decided tonight was the night to end all communication with this enigma. Since he was so stupid as to create a FB account, with his supposed "agents" email info (it's really him under another name)--I decided I was done wasting my time--and my life hearing his texts messages (his notification tone btw was "blah blah blah" from Transylvania 2 (Adam Sandler) which fit him perfectly.

Because all it ever was was "blah blah blah". I was even NICE ENOUGH to send him a snapshot of his messenger info reflecting both names. Then, blocked my email, my phone, even reported it ALL to Facebook. Was also told by a reliable source (since I read above they are aware of this site I'm not naming my source) that he is INDEED a BIG scammer--he's been seen numerous times before--and they are in possession of all the information I provided.

All I can say is--when you are communicating with someone--and they give you their "cell number" run it under TEXTMAGIC PHONE VALIDATOR--it'll tell you if it's a legtimate phone number--or a VOIP number.

Those are a dime a dozen and are the #1 leading choice of phone numbers to use. No tracing-can't locate them--and you're left with nothing. Just a friendly FYI. May whoever "WIlliam Davis" or "Jack Walters" is rot in hell.

Mar 23, 2018
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Trying to find out if anyone been scammed by Austin Tref
by: Melinda Queen

Has anyone met an independent contractor from globs diving and Salvage Austin Reed

Mar 23, 2018
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Please don't give money
by: Pat

To everyone on this site. These guys have found this site. And I have got alot of friends requested from the lowlife scumbags. I just block them. PLEASE if you don't know who the person is just block them. Don't talk to them. All the lowlifes want is your money.

Meet a man face to face. Not online. They seek women that are already set in life. They are so low that they will take money from women. Some of us have raised our family's alone. Work hard all are life's. I hope that they are reading this and stop trying as I don't care what Pictures of good looking men you post.

That's right there are good looking men in America unlike them. I have alot of Choice names for them. I have been scammed before. I didn't lose a lot of money like a lot of people on here. My heart goes out you.

Remember God says Vengeance is his. He will deal with the wrong that has been done to all of us. Please stand tall and hold your head up. And don't give them any money.

If they were standing in my face and said they needed money to eat guess what lowlife you would be Hungry.

Take care everyone and please don't give them any money as you don't have to buy love.

Mar 22, 2018
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Oil rig engineer--Last time he would ask for funds.
by: Anonymous

Don't you believe him. He will come up with another excuse. Then he will say he should be helping you instead of him having to ask a woman for help. But he won't be helping you. He will be back over and over and when he has all of your life savings, if you get any retirement or ss, he will ask for most of that as well.

Telling you when he comes to be with you he will pay all of your bills so it's ok not to pay the bills that come due.

PLEASE, WHILE YOU STILL HAVE ANYTHING LEFT---RUN! BLOCK HIM AND RUN. WHEN I TOLD HIM I HAD NO MORE MONEY I STARTED GETTING WOMEN ON PORN SITES SENDING ME E-MAIL AND THE BUSINESSES WANTING TO PAY FOR THE PORNOGRAPHY SITES.

DO NOT BELIEVE A WORD HE SAYS. HE TOLD ME HIS WIFES NAME AND EACH TIME IT WAS A DIFFERENT NAME. ALL HE DOES IS LIE. HE ONLY LOVES YOUR MONEY. EVERY WORD THAT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH IS A LIE! I WISH SOMEONE HGAD TOLD ME THIS ALMOST 5 YEARS AGO WHEN HE FIRST WAS LOOKING FOR A FRIEND ON FB.

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ROMANCE SCAMS AND GOT HOOKED. PLEASE I BEG YOU TO SAVE YOURSELF, NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT HURTS. I DON'T WANT ANYONE TO GO THROUGH EVERY THING I HAVE. HE KNEW MY SISTER WAS DYING AND WANTED ME TO WAIT UNTIL HE ARRIVED SO WE COULD GO TOGETHER. HE DOESN'T CARE OR EVEN CONSIDER YOU.

HE WAS GOING TO BUY ME A NEW CAR SO WE COULD GO TOGETHER AND MY OLD CAR WAS READY FOR THE THE JUNK YARD AND WOULD NEVER HAVE SURVIVED THE TRIP OF OVER 200 MILES EACH WAY. I GOT TIRED OF WAITING FOR HIM TO SHOW AND MY CAR WAS READY TO GO SO I WENT FURTHER IN DEBT AND PAID THE HIGHEST INTEREST RATES BECAUSE I HELPED HIM BEFORE PAYING MY BILLS. SHE DIED IN JULY OF 2017 BUT I DID GET TO VISIT HER BECAUSE I KNEW HE WAS NEVER GOING TO SHOW UP.

BUT HE SAID IT WAS MY FAULT BECAUSE I DIDN'T SEND HIM THE FUNDS THAT MONTH EARLY ENOUGH. HE SAYS HE IS LEAVING BUT NEVER HAS A FLIGHT BOOKED AND THE NEXT MORNING ANOTHER DELAY. I DO NOT MEAN FOR THIS TO BE SO LONG BUT I AM TRYING TO REACH OUT TO OTHERS WHO THINK "GOD MEANT FOR THEM TO BE TOGETHER".

PLEASE BLOCK THEM!

Mar 22, 2018
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Guy in Dubai
by: Anonymous

If you send him that money you might as well just send him all your money on your credit card and report yourself to Western Union for money laundering. Its funny I got a request from him in another name yet asking for 2,500 dollars.

But I know and will never ever help anyone on a Rig. Foolish, Foolish if you do this. But it is your life, I have been scammed already so I know what he is trying to do to you.

Good Luck and God Bless.

Mar 22, 2018
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To: Get Rid of Them
by: Anonymous

Very easy. Just block them from whatever means they are contacting you on.

They are persistent so telling them no does not work.

BLOCK AND RUN.

Mar 22, 2018
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iTunes and Amazon cards
by: Anonymous

Do not send these scammers any money, iTunes cards and amazon cards. I was just informed that they can cash them in for money on a Chinese website. These scammers are a piece of ... with no remorse at all.

Mar 22, 2018
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Scammer from Dubai
by: Anonymous

You are talking to the Johm Robert, William David, William Davis and what ever other names he uses. I see he's also in Alaska but for me he was in Nova Scotia.

Don't send him anything, no money, cell phones or laptops. HE IS A LIAR AS IS EVERYONE IN HIS GROUP. Somehow he entered his group on my Yahoo account and I noticed someone called potatohead. I checked the e-mail address and it was ME!

When I asked him about it, he insisted he didn't put it on there but he is the only one I use Yahoo Messenger to talk to. Instead of JR, JO popped up. That is why if I said something one day, the next day he'd forgotten and his use of words was different.

One was sweet and loving and then there was one who got angry all of the time and called me annoying because I asked questions. It didn't keep him from asking for my life savings and he never arrived.

Went from No! NO! I asked for his address so I am Done. He asked me last night for 300 in itunes and I said I didn't have the funds. Then he said you can get it with your Home Depot card. Then he came back and asked me 2 more times if I got the itunes cards and if I had the money.

Sure, just ask Potatohead.

Mar 22, 2018
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Scammer in Dubai
by: Anonymous

My scammer in Dubai talked to me almost 45 minutes on the phone. He did not mention the shortage of $7000 on oil licence any more. He said that his uncle suddenly died in Thailand and he hsd to leave for Bangkok to arrange his funeral.

He needs to pay for the flight ticket of $1330 and settle 5 days of hotel bills of $1000. He begged me to send $2330 through Western Union to Dubai by tomorrow. His passport was withheld by the hotel manager so he could not leave. I asked him why not use a credit card to pay and he said his card is exhausted. I said I have no cash but can I pay with my credit card? He said no it must be cash.

He said it would be the last help and he won't ask any more. I thought that he may be just disappear if I pay this $2330.

Ladies, what would I do to confront him or just block him completely?

Mar 21, 2018
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Oil Worker Dubai
by: Anonymous

Guess this man is hitting us all up. I accepted a request and this man was on an Oil Rig and In Dubai, as soon as he said Dubai and Oil Worker I was going to block him, but wanted to see what he had to say. He always calls me Sunshine, My Love, and that started right away. I got letters in the morning and in the evening. Sometimes on his lunch. Then he started asking for money cause he was having some serious problems. First 30,000 I said No, Then 20,000 again I said no. He is down to 5 grand right now and also ITunes cards.

I said no. So I was called every name in the Book and then he came back and wanted me to forgive him the other night. Not Happening. I now have him blocked again with this other name. Do Not Send Him Money.

He Will Break Your Bank Account and Your Heart. God Bless

Mar 21, 2018
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Reply to who posted about Perry Roddrick
by: Anonymous

It was me and he is very good at tuning into your emotions and being the dream man you believe exists somewhere in the world. He’s too good to be true and he is!!!

I too was devastated as I was in love with this idealistic relationship and life he had paved!

Don’t give out any financial details as not only are you on the loop for laundering money they can actually set up direct debits for phone contracts/iTunes/eBay purchases and defraud you from your hard earned cash!!!

If anyone is going to ask you for money it should be your own family that you know and make your decision for them separate! These so-called solvent men you’ve known and made part of your life so easily should not get a penny and anyone worth their salt would not have the brasant audacity to ask!!!

It’s not hard to create fake Facebook profiles and create your own friends....stay vigilant!!!

Mar 21, 2018
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Get rid of them
by: Anonymous

What is the best way to get rid of these guys. I tell Jim not to call or contact me in any way but he won’t stop.

Mar 21, 2018
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William David/William Davis
by: Anonymous

This is the man I've been in contact with for almost 5 years now. He also goes by the name of John Robert and many other names. When I asked him if he was William David or William Davis, he said okay.

Goodluck.

Mar 21, 2018
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Engineer with white hair and blue eyes
by: Anonymous

Run like hell if he sends you his photos. This is the man I was in contact with for over 4 years. He is handsome and knows the right things to say at first. He is supposedly from Germany, then moved to Atlanta, GA where he has his million. Said he owned 2 houses in Germany and a farm which he sold when I didn't send him 80,000. dollars for new equipment when his old equipment broke down.

He had such bad luck, my son said he never heard of anyone in business who had that luck. He was going to jump overboard, if I didn't help him. He had a daughter in the UK who he said od'd. He was divorced when he caught his wife with his best friend having sex.He was in the hospital where they would not discharge him until he paid the bill.

Everything the rest have gone through with his oil spills, needing fuel, his equipment being held for ransom. I fell for it and him. Hard. So hard, he robbed me of my money left to me by my late husband including his gravestone money. Close to 1/2 million dollars. He would ask for large amounts of money and when I said I didn't have it, he'd ask for less. He said he would leave immediately for GA if I helped him with the airfare. which has gone from 2500 to 500.

Since January he has been asking for 500, then 300. each month. I have not sent him the funds and then he asked for Itunes. I am broke because of him and now when my ss comes due, he wants me to send him most of that, which I have refused. Today, he messaged me on Yahoo that he has moved in with Lisa since I didn't help him, but no sex yet. Then he asked if I had 300. in iTunes.

Told him I didn't have the funds and if I did, I was snowed in. He said I was lying. Told him to check the weather. Said goodluck and left the conversation.

Mar 21, 2018
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Oil rig scammer/Dubai/ Charles Bothmann
by: Debbie

To the one that is anonymous, your scammer that is in Dubai, he is a scammer, he was Charles Bothmann when I was talking to him, he would do the same to me, he would need large amounts of money but somehow a friend would come up with most leaving a smaller balance he would expect me to come up with.

He loved me too, and I was his last love of his life, so don’t listen to him. Get rid of him. He admitted to me he was a scammer, I lost $6000 to him. He won’t stop asking and when you don’t have anymore he will tell you good bye.

Every morning and every night he would write with how my sunshine today you are my love of my life.

Mar 21, 2018
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To SCAMMER Asks for Money
by: Anonymous

The fact that he is going to Dubai and asked for money proves he is a scammer. RUN like hell. Do not give him a dime. Block him. He is a liar. Read all the stories here and trust us, not him.

Mar 21, 2018
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Confused
by: Anonymous

If you accept wires to your account, one thing to think about it is more than likely stolen money from people that don't even know that anyone hacked their accounts and stole it. This happened to me and luckly my bank security caught it and those people got their money back.

Never trust this man as he is just like all the rest of these so called oil rig workers. What ever you do please listen to what these people on here have told you as we know what we are talking about.

Mar 21, 2018
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Scammer asks for money
by: Anonymous

I have known this scammer for over 3 months. He claimed himself to be a very rich man with houses, cars, and a good profession. He is divorced with one daughter in a boarding school.

He suddenly went to Dubai for a Oil license contract which would grant him millions of dollars income in the coming month so that we can live very happily. Last night he said that the oil company demand a high license fee and he already paid $720,000 by calling his bank (no evidence to show me).

But now he is only short of $30,000 and asked for my help. This is the first time he asks for money. I said that I have paid for my trip to meet him in the Far East next month and I don't have any money left. Then a few hours later, he said that one friend from his home country will help him with $23,000 (I am very doubtful) and now he only asked for $7000.

If I don't help with $7000 by tomorrow, he will lose his licence.

Ladies, I am so afraid of being trapped again by scammers. What can I do now to avoid confronting with him since I have no proof that he is scamming on me.

Mar 20, 2018
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Hangouts
by: Anonymous

They all try to get you there. Hangouts. I had one moron try to give me tips on how to get it set up. I scare them with sex talk.

I ask them if they have Kik. None of them seem to know what that is. I’ve blocked two scammers between yesterday and today. And one dolt blocked himself. I am wise and I am strong.

That lowlife Gray Freeman who started all this nonsense will not get me down. I now know their song and dance. Game on.

To all the ladies recovering from them you will survive.

Mar 20, 2018
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He is very good
by: Anonymous

irls beware of Mark Charles. He say's he is from Austria. He has broken English and supposedly has a 15 old daughter. His wife died after child birth and so did the baby boy.

He will send you pictures from his dog in the pool swimming, plus his dog with a rose in her mouth and the dog's name is Ruby. If this guy contacts you don't be his friend. I believed he was gonna take care of me the rest of his life. He doesn't care what you look like just that you aren't after his (our) money.

He is also religious and will want to say a prayer with you before he hangs up from talking with you. He says he works 2 weeks at home and 2 weeks on the rig in California. He'll send you a picture that gets him to the rig. Then next he loses his wallet and then all of a sudden the machinery breaks down and he basically wants you to wire the money so the engineers will look at it.

Then he has another engineer to report the problem and he wants 10k to fix it. When I said I didn't have it he got nasty and said you must not care for him as a friend. He offered when the 2.5 million dollar job is done he will travel with you all ovér the world. He offered to pay off my house so I could travel with him.

Girls he had all the markings of the best guy in the world and says he's gonna treat you like a queen but if they are too good to be true they aren't who they say they are. He has his daughter text you and says how kind her dads is and she hasn't seen him this happy in 3 1/2 years. She is in a boarding school and lives with his aunt and his best friend.

BEWARE GIRLS he's good at what he does. I
fell for giving him 2500.00 that I'll never see again. He is the 4th oil engineer that wanted me to be their friend so just delete them, then run like hell and don't look back.

Good luck !!!!



Mar 20, 2018
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Who posted about Perry Roddrick?
by: Anonymous

I was trying to locate the story about Perry Roddrick. Being the cyber stalker I am, that was the first thing I did after I got the last name, and I found this site.

Luckily I was able to recall the $400 money transfer to Western Union--to his nanny in Turkey, for an oil drill part.

I'm devastated.

Mar 20, 2018
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So Happy
by: Anonymous

The man who tried to scam me by the Name of Richard Moore has probably changed his name and photo. He was a sweet talker. Glad he stopped bothering me or at least that’s what I’m thinking. I had lots of calls and my iPhone identified them as scam.

So I bought the app RoboKiller and that has taken care of my problem. Ladies beware, always ask for FaceTime like I did. He didn’t get a penny from me as much as he begged. I blocked him from my Facebook and my phone. Last time he text me I pretended I was her new man in her life and she wasn’t going to talk to him anymore and if he knew what was best for him to not bother me anymore. I was his new love.

Well that worked. I have found a wonderful man and we are building a new home with his money and he is financially stable.

Ladies I wish you the best of luck in finding true love like me. There are nice men out there who won’t ask you for help financially. Take your time and get to know them and a true man won’t ask for money.

I’m one happy woman.

Mar 20, 2018
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Reply to anonymous
by: Connie

To Anonymous re William David? Did you also mean William Davis? Because yes it's the same one. All guilt directed on my end and he's upset and confused re his "situation". Give him time and I'm sure he'll be back to ask once again. Mines been doing it for over 2 weeks now.

When I blasted him via email he sent me a text saying he wouldn't bother me anymore and I wouldn't hear from him again.

Let's see if he can keep THAT promise.

Mar 20, 2018
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CONFUSED
by: Sprintcargranny

Yes, You are doing something WRONG!! You are helping this person take women's life savings away from them.

The woman my scammer had me send my money to for him was a woman just like you. He is taking money from someone else and using you to send the money on to someone else.

YOU are laundering money for your man whoever it is. At this point, except to know I have lost everything my late husband and I ever worked for to my scammer through sending it to so called agents, he is never going to come to you and be with you.

They are so good at what they do and they use us lonely woman for their gain.

You could go to jail for laundering money for him. He will get the money and more than likely it is going to an account in Nigeria once everyone quits passing it through bank accounts or western union ore whatever you are using.

He will never come to you and there will always be an excuse for more money problems with him.

It has taken me over 2 years of my life and everything I owned and been without food, money, etc and then mine finally dumped me when I wouldn't do anything that I thought was illegal and ruined me and my families life any further than I have.

Believe me we think we have finally got someone that loves us for who we are, BUT, this is not the TRUTH. "Instead" we have someone that is totally out for their self and they are using trusting woman like us to enjoy what we have saved and worked our whole life for.

I will die broke and I am one of those woman that sent money to a woman like you thinking I was helping him get his work finished so he could come to be with me. The attorney general has gotten me in contact with 3 of the woman I sent money to for mine and like you they thought they were helping him get his business money when really it was womans money that he was scamming.

YOU will be the one to go to jail, NOT him.

I guarantee you, If you get in contact with the people that you have been getting money from you will find it is women IN LOVE with him and think they are helping him with his work problems so he can come home to them.

You, like us, are just another link in his scam, but, you are laundering money which is against the law.

You should stand up and be the honest person that you are and go to the FBI and Attorney Generals office with all your paperwork and try and help them catch him and maybe it will help the women you have taken money from get something back in return.

Closing your accounts and hiding your head in a Hole doesn't help stop any of this. You at least can make a Right move and try to help stop this man from ruining woman and their families lives.

They have destoryed some of us. I am sucidal some days because I have lost everything and can't start over. I am too old!! They have used you just like they used us. Believe me even now somedays I still can't believe that I was this stupid. But, mine was very good and he found me suffering and lonely and he loved me so much.

He walked off and told me to never contact him again. But, I couldn't anyway, because he changed phones and killed the email and got off of VIBER.

You, Are Laundering Money. Please stop helping him hurt others.

Please go to the Attorney General and FBI and try to help us catch who ever your is. Mine was connected to: Charles Nickle, Morgan Williams, Jerry Dalton, all suppose to be oil rig workers on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

I will tell you anything I have learned if you want to talk to me.

It is the hardest thing to believe they aren't for real and we have believed them and let them totally distroy us.

Mar 20, 2018
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Confused
by: Anonymous

This man is money laudering through you so I hope you did not give any of your bank info out if you did go in and change it.

Mar 20, 2018
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List
by: Anonymous

Ladies, these are all scams. I was scammed for 50k. Do not send money. And do not set up a bank acct for them to use for $ deposits. This is called money laundering and the women who do it go to prison.

Their English is always bad beyond typos, they always have young children in boarding school or cared for by a nanny because the wife is dead. The always press their love for you in a about 10 days and want to marry you.

The flowery prose they send is perfect because it is from a book or sometimes it is song lyrics. Do not believe a word they tell you.

And yes, if you do not follow their instructions it is your fault.

PLEASE. Do not get involved with these criminals. So far, the US government will not help you. Oh, by the way, there are NO US generals who use social media to communicate with women.

Use your gut. It is right!

Mar 20, 2018
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Oil Rig Driller Alaska
by: Missouri Maiden

Dear Anonymous. The guy on Facebook sounds just like the one I saw back in February. Handsome but no friends. I would report the profile to Facebook and they will investigate and delete the profile if they find it a scam.

My scammer was also on Linlink. You can Google Reverse Image and see if the photos come up elsewhere. Since my ordeal in February and March, my scammer has not contacted me since our last text on Hangouts. I am thankful for that as I don't need him in my head. However, I am being blitzed on my singles website, Plenty of Fish, by what I think are also fake profiles intended on rescamming me. Clue is they are all widowed and the community they are located in Missouri does not jive with a position they hold i.e. CEO or executive located in a town unlikely for any CEO or executive-type to reside in.

Once you have been tagged as having been scammed, they will bombard you with not new, but similar scams. All the new connections sent by the way have been widowed men. There is a problem when you get nothing but widowed men that want to meet you. You get to a point you can smell it is a scam.

FOR ANYONE THAT HAS HAD THE SCAMMER WIRE/SEND YOU MONEY AND THEN REQUESTED BY SCAMMER TO WIRE/SEND MONEY ELSEWHERE, DON'T DO THAT!! YOU ARE BEING USED TO LAUNDER MONEY WHICH WILL GET YOU IN PRISON. GET THE DETAILS AND REPORT TO FBI.

Mar 20, 2018
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Oil driller in Alaska
by: Leonarda

Hello. I am the previously anonymous with the driller off shore in Alaska. I am using the female version of the name he uses. I heard from him last pm about wanting an iTunes card to refill his satellite phone.

I told him that would not work and that I too was out of credits so couldn’t call him. What do they do with these cards? Buy songs? No way I’m doing it just seems so weird.

He has the most handsome photos of a really gorgeous man with white hair and blue eyes. How did he get so many of these?

I met him on tinder and he dazzled me with his looks and talk.

His voice is not that of an English speaker. He says he got the (Benz disease)— can’t even spell bends properly.

I have been ignoring him since he asked for money. Now I wake up to yet another time consuming email addressed to me, his loving wife.

I simply won’t reply at all. Please does this sound familiar to anyone. HAndsome white male lots of photos of him in India, China, New Zeland etc.

Claims he’s on the rig until 2019 and works independently for the United Nations.


I thank you for your time and look forward to any replies. Let’s all stand strong.

‘Leonard ‘...I mean Leonida

Mar 20, 2018
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Confused
by: Anonymous

To the lady who posted on 20 Mar.

Please do not be used by him. You may have to face any law issue in your own country.

In Singapore law, it is considered illegal money laundry where the scammers cheated other people's money, get them wired to your bank account, then he will ask you to transfer to other accounts (as per his instruction).

DO NOT BE USED BY THE SCAMMER. Any request to you to ask you to open a bank account in your name and even he promise to pay you some of it. DO NOT BE USED BY THEM!!! You may face arrest if victims report to Police and investigation leads to your account and YOU WILL BE IN DEEP TROUBLE and you will have to face the law ALONE and the scammers escaped.

Dear sisters, think deep. If they need money, why go to the trouble of having you to open an account and help him? He can have it transferred to his account for any needs in the first place. Do not believe in any BS STORY they give.

Do not get yourself into any law trouble.


Mar 20, 2018
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To Confused
by: Anonymous

One more thing. These scammers are getting money through false pretenses. You are an accomplice. As I said, you are breaking the law.

You need to report it immediately. Their lies and deception know no bounds.

Everything out oh his mouth is venom.


Mar 20, 2018
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To Confused
by: Anonymous

I think you might be breaking the law.

He is a scammer. Sounds like you are laundering money. If I were you I would hire an attorney.

Mar 20, 2018
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Confused
by: Anonymous

So my person has asked for money but I can't send him any as I don't have it. However, he has had people send me money to send to him and wired to me. Then has me either send it to him though WU or MG.

Sometimes he will ask me to buy bitcoins. I don't want to do it. He now says the job is done and needs 60k in taxes in Dubai to come home. He said he can't use the money from the contract because it is here, and he can't leave Dubai.

I said have your attorney let me sign it by proxy and I will bring the money to you. Evidently, that is not possible???

Am I doing anything wrong?

Mar 19, 2018
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Oil rig driller in Alaska
by: Anonymous

Very handsome photos. Near to perfect Facebook profile but oddly no friends. Claims to live in Marathon Florida. Widowed.

Has bouts of depression and sickness and claims to have used his phone credits up on satellite phone. Wants an iTunes card from me. Does this sound familiar to anyone??

No real flowers but the most flowery emails —sort of in a very broken English way.

Mar 19, 2018
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William David
by: Anonymous

I have a feeling we have been talking to the same scammer. he also told me he was down and confused. Those exact words. Played the guilt trip. I played him also and finally had enough. I refused to give him money earlier this month and haven't heard from him since.

Oh I was the most beautiful women in the world and he could not wait to start our life together. He went by a different name. I bet if I messaged him and told him I had changed my mind I would hear from him with a Happy Smile in his voice.

Mar 19, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Do the majority of the scammers use the hangouts app?

Mar 19, 2018
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Hangouts
by: Anonymous

Could someone please tell me if they ask you to go to hangouts so they can call you would that be a red flag?

Does that mean he is a scammer? Is that where al the scammers hang out?

Mar 19, 2018
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@florida man in Malaysia
by: FOOLISH

Look up the word NARCISSISTIC. THIS letter represents the word. You are good he is good but you are wrong. He is never wrong. They are really really good at this.

YOU ARE SMART YOU ARE STRONG YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Block him from your mind, steel your heart and move on. DO NOT COMMUNICATE with him again .. ever!!

Polly

Mar 19, 2018
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Dignity
by: Scammed but Not Burned

To the woman who said she lost her dignity because she was scammed—please understand that what you did and how you felt/feel does not take away your dignity. These are highly trained scammers. They played with your heart and your wallet, and you gave from your heart. That doesn’t make you undignified; it makes you caring, loving and human.

I know it will take you a long time to recover, but please don’t beat yourself up in the process.

My prayers are with you.

Mar 19, 2018
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Florida Guy in Malaysia
by: Anonymous

All pretty words designed to make you feel guilty and question your doubts which is exactly what you are doing. He is a scammer and a liar.

The freak that I had did The Same thing.

Told me to follow my heart which I did.

My heart said not to believe his lies and not to send him any money. So did my brain.

Now he is gone and I am relieved.

Let him go and block him.

Mar 19, 2018
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MY SCAMMER'S STILL CONTACTING ME
by: Connie

So William David, aka hansenmull86, is STILL texting me. I wrote him off a few days ago. but my daughter convinced me to "play" with him and send him a text today saying I had reconsidered and I'd be willing to send $2000 if his "agent" got me a different account.

Text was sent first thing this morning, and I didn't hear anything from him till late afternoon. Just a bunch of small talk--nothing mentioned about the money offer. Then I receive text msgs tonight saying how he's "sad" and how could you treat me this way as though I meant nothing to you".

I played--telling him "feelings just don't turn off. You meant the world to me". I get "are you really sure"? To which I replied "I wouldn't be talking to you if I wasn't sure". I then get this "would you please call me"? I hesitate, and then text--I'm not sure that's a good idea.
You call if you want". To which he replies "No you--please--reception is bad cuz I'm outside". So I call.

He said he's down, confused, and we are meant to be together--that I've simply misunderstood everything. He then tells me "I won't force you to do something you don't want to do". I say "thank you I appreciate that". Then I get--"were you serious about the money".

I reply "yes but since you admit it's your problem, and you won't force me I'm not comfortable doing it. So not doing it".

He then says "I've already told my agent you're going to wire the money and I'm only waiting on his response for a new account what am I supposed to tell him now?" I said "I dunno but it's going to have to be you to figure out--you have to own your own problems". Somehow--even tho he was STILL on the phone--there was dead air silence. So I hung up. Texted him he hung up on me--that AFTER I made the offer in the morning, 2 women texted me asking my relationship with him--they both said he had messaged them as to how beautiful they are, and one said he has a 15 yr old son (he told me 10).

Said "there are no excuses or anything that can be said--the pictures are from you and the words are exactly what was said to me". Guess what? Haven't heard a PEEP from him since that. Stay tuned...

Mar 19, 2018
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@scam by anon.. Raymond J Bradford
by: FOOLISH

I am sorry you got scammed and are broken hearted and please let me say your prayers for limp for life made my day.

Please join SCAMMER SHYSTERS group on Facebook as it is public or SCAMMER SCALIWAGS it is private.

Polly

Mar 19, 2018
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Florida Guy in Malaysia
by: Anonymous

Yes I was lucky to find this site and thank you for all the comments below. Am contacting the American Citizen Services in Malaysia currently.

Please could I ask another favor, this is his farewell letter. What do you guys make of it? It is so so genuine. Did I make a mistake?
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If the reason why you acted bad to me was as a result of your personal decisions, I would have honored you by sorting it out with peace and quiet. No doubt, I would still have been upset with you.

But to fathom the thoughts that third party/external thoughts had so much power over your decisions, has taken you down from where I put you in my heart.

It’s nothing. Always remember that we are both Christians. Before we enter a ditch, God will shine His light. Those are the benefits of being His son/daughter. This is more like one of those experiences. Because I had no trust issues with you from the start. And if I tell you how I feel, or how your actions made me feel, you wouldn’t like yourself much.

But then again, all these could just be your way of handling things in a more personal sense of things. A reason why you’re still alone till now? Not being completely truthful to yourself in things that matter, and bringing other people’s energy/emotions on the line.

Why did you ever doubt me? Can you give me something to hold on to? A mistake that I made. Something I did or said wrong along the way. Not that I need an answer to clarify anything from here, but to know who’s what here.

Every respect I’ve gathered for you is on shaky grounds now. But what’s done is done and one can not dwell on it for too long. I’ve put all these in a far place, including you.

You’ve been alone for this long and survived it. Happy and fulfilled. You’ve done well. Don’t let any man bring complexities to your life. This should be a sign also, for you, if I’m not mistaking.




Mar 19, 2018
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Man In Malaysia
by: Anonymous

Dear sisters

Do not fall into his trap. This is the usual tactics they used to make you feel guilty and you have wronged him.

Be on 101% alert and remember anything asking or without asking for money directly from him is definitely a scammer. They are playing with your feelings.

Please Please Please always remember anything to do with $$$$ do not be fooled by them.

Mar 18, 2018
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Is he or is he not
by: Anonymous

Yes he is a scammer, and he came out of nowhere, of course he did, They search and search and they all come out of no where. Sounds just like my scammer who hated to answer questions and would cry how bad he needed the money. I am sorry but if you send him money it is money laundering and they are now watching and even if you send it to a mule and not him its the same thing.

Be careful. It will not stop. Save your money and your pride. I finally am getting my pride back falling for such nonsense. I am ashamed of myself falling for such a scam. But this page has helped me so much and I am getting my dignity back now.

God Bless Everyone.

Mar 18, 2018
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Man in Malaysia
by: Anonymous

If you don't get any response from the State Department, you may tell this man in Malaysia that you want to bring the money and meet him face to face in Malaysia. If he is real, he will certainly welcome you to Malaysia to help. If he is faked, he will give you all kind of excuses not to go there. Don't send any money blindly to them via Western Union or Moneygram.

My scammer in Malaysia has been begging for help for $3500 for almost a month. He said that his construction project cannot start because the materials are under customs. He needs to pay the storage fees to get it out. He said that this morning I was heartless not to help him. I told him I will bring the money to Malaysia to meet him face to face and also understand what is going on with this project.

Then he immediately rejected and said that he could not wait longer as the storage fees are accumulated everyday. Actually, I suspected he is not even in Malaysia because I did not see any evidence of his project contract. Even the photos he sent to me was very likely photoshopped.

Mar 18, 2018
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Is this a scam about the Flordia guy
by: Anonymous

If it is the man I think it is he is nothing but a scammmer and if you send him any money you will end up losing your life savings to him.

He is not only talking to you but I am sure he is talking to other women also trying to get money from them.

Mar 18, 2018
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Man in Malasia
by: Anonymous

I also have my doubts. They play on your guilt and cry and threaten to say goodbye so you will give them what they want. Even though he did not come out and actually ask for it, it is what he wants. He is just waiting for you to offer.

Not sure why he is upset with you as he hasn't asked for money right?

It seems like whether they are on an oil rig, or in jail, or being held in a hotel, they can NEVER access their money. I have to call BS.

Be careful.

Keep us posted.

Mar 18, 2018
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They are scammers
by: Wiser Now

Hello ladies. The reason I am posting today is to inform you that I've spent a lot of time on the weekend with a very intelligent source that is affiliated with an engineering company that bills major projects like freeways, Bridges, hotels, airport, and big big business and what I've learned is that in order for anything to be built in any area for any company that is affiliated with the United States of America and US money there first has to be a large Bond set up.

Bond meaning that out of the bond is where the money comes from for the project and it could be 1 million or 5 million or a hundred million hundred and so on, but it's a bond and a big Bond of money that is placed in a bank and then the engineers decide how much they need for their equipment and how much they need for scaffolding and how much they need for parts and for their Crane and to pay for their crew and their insurance and how much it'll cost them to complete their job.

The oil rig engineer or civil engineers have the same principle and the bond is set up and then the work begins after the bond is approved so any [pardon my language] a****** engineer that asks for money from a woman is a liar and a scammer.

They most likely have never even been on an oil rig and they never hired a crew and they don't know the first thing about paying wages because it's all lies from the beginning.

They charm you with beautiful romantic words and they soften you with romance and pleasures and maybe they lie to another woman to sucker out of an Amazon card or an iTunes card for $100 then they turn around and buy another woman a freaking teddy bear and a box of candy and maybe a flower out of that scammed Amazon card and the woman that gets his little gift.

Spread it on your social media that any civil engineer in order for them to have a project started has to have a bond and the money for their project which pays for everything comes out of the bond not from women on the side and most likely every one of these jerk are from Nigeria.

They are liars are thieves and they play Every Woman they can they charm to soften our hearts knowing that we want love and romance but what they want is our money so do not give him anything

Mar 18, 2018
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Re: Man who says he’s in Malaysia
by: Scammed but Not Burned

Since you have doubts about the man you’ve been corresponding with, you should definitely call the State Dept and ask for whomever is in charge of the Malaysia area. When my scammer gave me reason to believe he was in jail and before that that he was on an oil rig working for Gasprom in the South China Sea, I called the person responsible for China, who told me there were no rigs in the S China Sea and explained to me how these scammers work, I was devastated, but at least I found out the truth.

Thank goodness you found this site so you can question his motive. I was blind. It’ll hurt a lot, but better to learn the truth now than later.

Good luck! I hope you’ve found a man of integrity but have my doubts.

Mar 18, 2018
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Is this a Scam?
by: Anonymous

It's me from below again, about this Florida guy working in Malaysia. It passed the police report deadline on 16th Mar last Fri. He still said he doesn't want my money. Today he sent me a farewell letter saying he was saddened by my actions and he will not speak to me ever again.

I called and called and he finally answered crying, again said he is worried about his safety. It's all that is in his mind now. I offered half the amount he is asking for but he refused to reply me now.

Is he genuine? what should I do? Should I go to the US embassy in Malaysia? I am so tired of crying the past 2 days.

Mar 18, 2018
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Raymond J Bradford is a scammer and says he was from Edina MN and in Dubai to finish a engineering project. Model pictures, sweet talker, 6 weeks of BS.

I fell in love and he broke my heart. I told him my prayers are answered and my prayer for liars is that their organ will be limp for life!

Mar 18, 2018
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William Davis/Hansenmuller86
by: Connie

OMG Anonymous--YOU TOO?? Oh yes he said "I love you" and called me numerous times professing his love for me. He wants to have a relationship/get married/even said he told his son LARRY about us. And Larry was happy.

So all was fine up until his supposed birthday March 10. Supposed there was a fire on the rig. And he needed to pay for pipes. His bank manager wouldn't give him money as he said "unless I present myself and that's impossible since I'm 600 miles away from the Anchorage shoreline. "But it is my problem to solve and solve alone".

Next thing you know it come Sunday he's asking for $10,000 to pay for the pipes. I told him I can't, no credit limit that high, my bank won't release my funds, in fact due to my inquiry, they locked my account. Every day, beg beg beg, finally on Thursday calling me a liar that he himself called the bank and spoke to my manager who informed him since he was my "wife" (yup he wrote that in a text) that it was all a lie and the funds were available.

The pics he sent of the rig were from a rig fire in Texas in 2010. So I finally let him have it. Told him he was outsmarted by a WOMAN, to use better pics next time and his problem wasn't my problem Fast forward to Friday where I get a new text that "you're leaving me to die out here". I told him "quit being so dramatic...you're on a ship right? You're not dying. Get off the William pity party."

Sends me a text today on Saturday saying "you've no love for me". I said "seriously?". Then I tell him what a sad little man he truly is and I pity him. He then says "One day I will prove you wrong". I said "you can try--but highly doubtful you ever will.

I outsmarted "the boss" as you so proudly call yourself". I got a "thanks" about 3 hours later. So far, no more texts.

I am on his Instagram, and what I will now do is send a message to every single follower of his (yup ALL women) telling them he's from Nigeria, a scammer, and all he wants is money--nothing more.

Sorry he got you too--but he's a loser. Thinks he's slick--but apparently--we've "OUTSLICKED" him at his own game.

Mar 18, 2018
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Colemorrison
by: Anonymous

On rig in Pakistan but can’t get his money from the US. His son is on a trip to Africa and is ill and he needs money to fetch him home. Also he wants me to buy him an I Phone 7 so he can use a camera and video call.

Also he dropped his phone in oil on the rig but managed to get a cheap one. Didn’t think they can use phones on rigs. He has his lap top. I have told him I have no money until my house is sold.

Then what an interest he has in me. Wants to marry me and live in this massive house in US and be mum to his son. He sent photo of himself in the pool at his house which looked to me like a hotel. He now has means to video talk so should be interesting. He won’t get a dime from me but I am playing the game

Let me know if anyone knows him

Mar 17, 2018
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Scare them with sex
by: Anonymous

Apparently my username on WWF is being passed around like a cheap whore. My most recent suitor is a military man. Good English, but not 100% American.

He starred to ask a lot of questions. I played coy. He accepted the bait. I then started to talk sex. That freaked him out. He backed off rather quickly.

So ladies, if you suspect anything, talk dirty. That scares then.

Mar 17, 2018
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Keep your money
by: Are you that hard up

My mother in law got scammed by an "oil rig worker" that claimed to be from texas who has a daughter in north carolina. I told her she was being scammed right from the beginning because oil rig workers make pretty good money and dont have to pay for things that break on the rig.

So an oil rig worker asking for money is the first red flag and the fact that he's stuck on the rig is red flag 2. The 3rd red flag is he needs money to pay his crew as usually these rigs are owned by chevron, Exxon, or some private company.

I just don't understand how women fall for this from some guy sweet talking her and she will never see him in person! My mother in law claims she is still in love with this scumbag and still talks to him.

Keep your money!!

Mar 17, 2018
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When he confesses
by: Anonymous

If your scammer confesses who he really is...RUN!! He will still use and manipulate you!! Please don't be a idiot like myself. He will weave a sad sad tale of life over there!! I have researched some which is true. But don't believe he will love you..he doesn't. He is still using you!!

Mar 17, 2018
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Scammers Everywhere
by: Anonymous

Everyone beware on every online dating site. Scammers are everywhere. I was scammed a year ago and thankfully no money only my heart. Recently decided to try online dating again. I spotted the scammers in almost 1 exchange. They type way more than a regular guy and are almost aggressive in their interactions. But one slipped through my guard.

Professed to be s Christian. Was not aggressive at all. Very methodical, careful, and never over promised. I asked him to call me twice and he made excuses. It made me doubt so I asked him to email more pictures. And I had him. I put pictures in tineye.com and found the real person. I was even further amazed when I was able to call the real man’s cell from his business website and he answered.

He was completely unaware of his pictures being used on Tinder. Moral of the story is there are scammers everywhere. If you have any doubts, they are a scammer. Be safe. Don’t use your real name, phone number, email, real anything. Be hyper careful out there.

Mar 17, 2018
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Shame on them
by: Anonymous

They give you a sob story and tell you that your their queen, angel, that they love you even though you never met. I almost bought into it until I started checking around and came to this site and he was saying almost everything that was said by others on this site they are good.

He wanted Amazon cards, and I called him out and he said if you don't believe me then go away, I said I caught you and shame on your self.

Follow your instinct.

Mar 16, 2018
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Instagram scammer
by: Jeanine Hoffas

This guy worked in the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He tried to sweep me off my feet with poetry and love poems and prayers. I Tried to vid chat with him three times and he wouldn't pick up the phone. His pictures were uploaded on March 3. His English was broken and said that he lived in spain his whole life.

Wanted to make me the happiest woman in the world.

Didn't answer my questions, either. The phone call I made to him was choppy. Said he had a daughter in boarding school somewhere. Tried to convince me to let him into my life, to take a chance with him. I didn't believe him. He said he had a house in Los Angeles. Was very impatient with me when I didn't understand his questions.

Mar 16, 2018
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Is he or is he not???
by: Anonymous

Well, my Guy just came out of nowhere, like most of them do, and I friended him. I Havent talked to him but a few days so far, but all these stories I read sound so similar to this person! A widower in his fifties, wife died in a car crash, has a son in boarding school that is 15! The first flag was the way he spelled boarding (Borden) I started telling myself not to waste my time, on another fake person, and the results would be very hard on me if I fell for him!
Mainly we've been on Hangout, which I have never used, and I asked about why we couldn't talk, he said they are not allowed to make mobile calls or receive mobile calls on the oil rig because he could lose his job??

Supposedly in the Gulf of Mexico, but when I asked how far offshore they were, he never answered me? Another red flag.

When I asked him why he couldn't call or receive calls he said it was because of security reasons? I have heard in the past that they are not allowed to have cameras or phones in certain areas, but I haven't found any facts to back this information up?! Anyway it's only been a few days, he did finally put his number up and text messaged me last ni night. I think he knew I was about ready to just block him totally out so he did that much anyway!

Oh and by the way he originally had a Facebook account, and we talked on instant messenger, a couple days later I noticed all the texts from the instant messenger had disappeared and I no longer saw a profile for him on FB?? When I did ask him about it last night, he said he was having trouble getting logged back in to Facebook??

He's supposed to be coming home at the end of April, and says he wants to come and see me, but of course I plan on stopping all this way before that!!😔

You know I just think it's a real shame, that there's so much of this crap out there, and all these people want including myself it's just a nice person to have in their life, but I don't want something that's not real, and I'm sure the others feel the same way about that!

By the way this person's name is supposedly Anthony Rodriguez, he almost looks Israeli, but I'm not sure, and I've never actually talked to him so??

Another guy I want to mention that I unfortunately fell very hard for, was a guy named Allen Bennett. He is very handsome, has an 11 year old son in the states, he's divorced, and supposedly a diplomatic agent in Germany. Said he's been with the military 27 years, and is 55 years old. He actually sent me a copy of his passport, I guess to prove himself, which I was told by a guy that was stationed over there also that their passports are supposed to be encrypted, so I don't know about that part.

He didn't ask me for money until after about a month, but I never sent one penny, and I never would!! When I confronted him about his money, he told me he didn't have access to it, which I know is a lie!! Anyway long story short, came on strong, professed the love within the first month, poems pics of us songs, the whole enchilada, and I really do think I fell in love with him.

I've had a hard time trying to get over it but I will eventually! It's just one of those painful realities that we have to deal with sometimes because of bad people!!

I know this was very long, any comments appreciated, thank you!!

Mar 16, 2018
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It's a scammer
by: Anonymous

I just got back to the Apartment Hotel now...honey things are getting hard for me, the Indonesia government increased in their government taxes in clearing of goods, The worth of the contract is $1,600,000.00 Dollars and the customs & immigration requested me to pay $193,000 dollars for Tax and clearing fee before my goods can be release to me for delivery. I was able to raise and deposit $166,000 Dollars as part payment, which was given to me as an agreement with the company, balance $27,000 dollars which is to be paid before the goods can be release to me. The customs said their charges is so high this time due to the increment of the Indonesia government tax in goods clearing.

My Darling, Right now i have no extra cash with me you know this honey, the company gave me the payment of $166,000 Dollars which i thought will be enough for me to clear my goods and deliver to my representative site, but i never knew that this country government has increased in their taxes and clearing fee. Right now the Indonesia customs would only have my goods release if i complete the balance payment of $27,000 Dollars,  because i have limited days now to make sure this goods is been deliver to the site due to the estimated date of delivery sign on the contract agreement letter between me and the representative.

This is a big problem for me because if my goods stay too long here at the airport without clearing it, there will be demurrage which is, i will have to pay for extra charges and that will cost so much thousands of dollars again. Also the representative will be so mad at me because it will be a bridge of contract, am suppose to deliver this goods soon, if i delay any further it means my balance payment of $1,600,000.00 Dollars will be ONHOLD and this will go a long way to affect my business profits. Please darling am confused right now, i don't know what to do..i really need to raise this balance $27,000 Dollars so that my goods can be release to me for immediate delivery to my client site. i feel so sad..tears running down from my eyes, i don't know what to do now my love, am confuse!

My client will only make any further payment to me if only they see their goods in the site otherwise i will be in a big problem, my company name is as-take here and also my balance they owe me $1,600,000.00 Dollars.  i don't have no close person to contact to assist me, am always the one who help people when they run to me. My love, I really need your assistance honey, I just have to share with you what am passing through right now because we are already of same body and soul, you are my lady and i think it right to share with you what's happening to me now. I need your help if you can my love, to please assist me to raise the balance $27,000 Dollars that is about 1,407,170.06 piso, i need to settle with the customs for the clearance so that my goods can be release to me. Immediately i complete the delivery my client will be able to pay me my balance $1,600,000.00 Dollars right away, when i arrive  i will pay you back your money you helped me with.

Sweetheart, i never ask a lady for help before, am so ashamed of myself now. Am sorry for any inconveniences this must have cost you. Please do your best to assist me, i promise i will make you proud of me when i come  . I will be here patiently waiting to hear from you my love. Thanks for your understanding.

Love and miss you so much my queen . I know am a man but this is too much for me, I never experience this before.I never ask help from a lady before...am so ashamed of myself my queen .


Mar 16, 2018
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Is this a Scam?
by: Anonymous

I met this guy on a dating app. From Florida, and owns a company specializing in maintenance of gas pipelines, currently working on a project in Malaysia (the area is an O&G industry town, legit). Widowed with a 13 yo daughter, doesn't want me to be the mother. Highly intelligent, no sweet words, initiated voice messages to me and called me to talk eventually.

All sounds consistent, voice and accent is definitely American. Photos of him, his daughter, and his mentor who passed on recently all looks real just that using google images I could not find any links.

Now I have met scammers before and am watching for all the red flags but none seem to pop up except for the coincident story of being widowed and in O&G industry.

After being very cautious and proceeding very slowly, he tells me now his project is completed and his client has paid up. Send me a copy of the bank statement. He was to stop by where I stayed so we can spend sometime together before returning to Florida. But some paperwork error, he needs to pay the local workers and because his client did not split the transaction but banked everything into his bank, he needs to go back to Florida to access his bank token which is in a safe.

Now throughout all this, he has not asked for money. On the day of his arrival he sent me a police report (very legit) that the local workers had created trouble because he doesn't have enough funds to pay. The police took his passport as a guarantor he and his workers would not run away so he is stuck there. The hotel manager he is staying with has raised some money but he needs more. No request of money still, just an update.

I checked with the hotel he is suppose to stay with me all very real with his name and ID and first night paid. A posh 5-star hotel which I am familiar with. I asked if he could get help from the US embassy in Malaysia but he said he did not want to (possible red flag?) Can he use an overdraft facility from his credit cards to pay because to be honest it is really not a lot of money. He said he tried but cannot. Can someone wire him money from Florida, no.

Still he did not ask me for money. I actually offered some but he said it's ok he can't take all that I have. He will figure something. Today is suppose to be the day he needs to cough up the money to the local workers. I am worried. Part of me think he is a very polished scammer but part of me is thinking what if it is really true?

I will never live it down if I don't help if it is indeed true. I am really confused and am thinking should I talk to the US embassy in Malaysia straight away and see how?

Mar 15, 2018
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Oil Rig Engineer: John Robert
by: tbell

I lost my husband 6 years ago. Shortly afterwards while I was still mourning I was contacted on FB by someone who said he knew me. I thought it was a former patient of mine as I was a retired RN. Said he was depressed and was looking for a friend.

Oil Rig Engineer from German but living in Atlanta, GA. Said he was going to move back to Germany because he could not get a contract. Next day said I brought him luck and he got a contract but would be going to Nigeria. He loved me and wanted to marry me as soon as he got back.

Constantly needed money for equipment, daughters school tuition in the UK. He was divorced because he caught his wife having sex with his best friend. Then constantly had problems with spillage and had horrible luck and needed money. When I sent him the airfare to come home he needed to use it for another reason. He cost me at least 1/2 million dollars and wanted me to mortgage or sell my home. Had me looking for million dollar homes in Atlanta and Pittsburgh. Of course he never showed up for holidays or ever. After he used my life savings, he would ask me for my ss money each month and knew to ask right before the checks came.

Asking for itunes card for payments of up to 1000. I have refused and he said he needed the 500 so he could fly to GA to get the funds from his bank. That has been going on forever and so last month and this month, I refused to pay.

He Said it was my fault that he has never left. Told me to contact him when I get the 500 itunes gift card. I blocked him because even though I fell in love with him, I knew it was all a scam by now. He has sent me his photos but I found out they were of 1. a motivation writer, 2 a texas Accountant who had sent me this mans daughters photo too. 3. of an older white Jewish white man.

Then I saw the photo of this man on a vacation with a woman and a daughter who looked like him when he said he was still on a ship. By now he was in Nova Scotia and was going to live with a woan in Ontario, Lisa. Kept bringig up her name and saying she was sexy. I found the last set of photos which he said was him on a scammers list under many names. He said he had an apartment and then was living in Halifax on a ship.

Last night he told me to block him as he had nothing to lose. Indicating I would never get my funds back unless I sent him 500 dollars. Very hurt to believe I was conned at 78 years of age of your life savings, most of my IRA and all the funds left to me by my late husband.

PLEASE IF YOU GET A REQUEST FROM THIS MAN, BLOCK HIM. HE IS VERY GOOD AND KNOWS HOW TO ROMANCE AND SCAM YOU. NY QUESTIONS? I'll be happy to answer. I never met anyone so evil that they would rob a woman of everything, He gets angry when you repeat a question and seldom answers.

Mar 15, 2018
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William Davis/Hansenmuller86
by: Anonymous

I found him on Instagram but his account is private so I could not see his followers or who he is following. I am not going to ask to follow him because he is a scammer from Nigeria.

He is following 400 people and I will just bet they are all women.

They play the odds and this is how they are successful. Out of 400 people, I guarantee he gets money from at least 40.

He is a disgusting liar and you can play with him all you want. They will exhaust you with their demands and keep putting on the pressure. Good thing that you know he is only after your money.

I spread the word far and wide in hopes that my message can reach many women to prevent these freaks from getting one more dime out of unsuspecting women.

Hate to see anyone learn the hard way.

Mar 14, 2018
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James and Nicolas
by: Anonymous

James Vadim, Nicolas Oscar, Erick Vladimir, James Williams, Brenda Clingan, all aliases and names associated with my scummer. Does anyone recognize any names?

Mar 14, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

To make a long story short, when I was scammed the first time and sent money it was for ink for the drill. But it was cheap ink and the drill broke. We then needed a downpayment to buy a new rig.

When I refused to send money we tried that the daughter needed money for a school field trip. When I refused and asked question he blocked me and I didn't hear for several months. A month ago he recontacted me, and all the time he promises that he is going to pay back the money. So we started with still being stranded on the rig because we needed 100,000 to put down on a new rig.

Of course I said no I didn't have the funds because I had learned my lesson the first time. So after awhile the daughter writes and asks for 1,500 for drinks and snacks at her hostel, or she would be kicked out. He begged I help with that, well again I said, I didn't have the money. So of course the daughter got kicked out of school and unable to write her exams. I said I had a friend but would only directly pay it to the school.

Of course that was not allowed, so needless to say he didn't get the money. So the daughter pleaded the case once again. Still no go. After awhile the daughter was suddenly hit by a car and in hospital, needed surgery because she couldn't breath.

This man was forgetting I am a paramedic, so I knew the injuries he described were not critical. He begged that she was his life you can imagine the rest. So this went on for a few days and now the daughter has died and he need money to bring her body back home. Now he is dealing with his bank to unfreeze his account so that I can transfer, the money that is owed to me and the money he needs for his drill.

But guess what I need to pay for a pin card first. Well guess what I am not stupid and am not going to pay a dime. I think the worst thing is that this group is so desperate to get money that they will use the life of a 13yr old in their story.

Mar 14, 2018
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Mar 14, 2018
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List to William Davis
by: Anonymous

Yes. He is a scammer. They ALL have an excuse for not having money so they can get yours. Do not send money. Ok to play them but that is all. A real friend told me they all work for African warlords. Africa is a tribal nation. They all believe in magic.

Tell them you have juju and see how fast they leave you alone.

Did my research.

Mar 14, 2018
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MY OIL RIG SCAMMER
by: Connie

So an update to my original posting. My scammer sent me pictures of his so-called "fire" on March 9, the day before his supposed birthday. I actually went online looking for the Alaskan Coast Guard inquiring about any fires on that date in that area.

I received a response back yesterday with their conclusion there were no fires in Alaska. I also sent the pictures I was sent by my lovely scammer, and they informed me they were of the oil rig fire in Texas from 2010!!! HAHAHAA.

So I never mentioned anything when he finally contacted me. His newest gripe is that he still cannot obtain the money needed to repair his burnt pipes. I suggested going through Western Union and Paypal; both of which you can link your bank account to and obtain the necessary funds. A bit of time goes by and I hear nothing.

So I texted him and asked what had happened. He said it wouldn't work. Now it gets good. He asked if I had ANY money no matter the amount that he could tell his "agent" he had access to and he would in turn work with him to get him a better deal on his pipes.

Then he asked what my limit was on my credit card; so I told him $1,000 and he had to write back immediately questioning it. "Not $10,000 but $1,000"?

I said yes I lowered it tremendously when I retired so there is no issues if it gets lost or stolen and a large amount cannot be charged to it. He then asked if I could get the limit raised. I Told him "no due to my lower income I can't raise it". Then he asked if I could get a "loan for me through my bank". Again I told him "no it's based on my income and I won't qualify". Then he said "well you can loans other places other than your bank. You need to try lending tree".

I told him I'd already placed calls and they run your credit when they do it. He then came up with "you can do it by using colateral". That's when I said I am in NO WAY using my home as colateral to obtain a loan for anyone. IN fact, I'm not comfortable even talking about this and being asked to be put in this situation".

He then said "if it were you I'd go to any length to help within my means". I then told him "I HAVE done what I can within MY means and it's not happening. You want me to put my credit on the line and REAL MEN do not ask a woman for money that's how I was raised".

Things go kinda quiet after that.

He didn't text too much--I'm wondering if he's realizing I'm not an idiot and am not going to front money to him--or if he knows I'm on to him. I asked him about his son and why he hasn't reached out to me as he said he would have him do, no reply to it. I told him last night that while I do understand he's in a bad situation (HAH) I'm the recipient of all the fallout and that just isn't going to fly.

I get a late night text from him at 11:51pm (ODD since he's NEVER texted that late but remember it's Alaska and it's one hour behind) HAHAHA. He said "I love you so much honey". I texted back "Why are you still up?" No reply.

I sooooooo wanna say to him today whenever he does text "you do understand I am not stupid in any way correct?" To which he would reply "of course not honey". And then ask him "then why would you send me pictures of an oil rig fire from 2010 from the Texas fire?

But since I now know he's a POS it's kinda fun to just play him knowing I'm now one step ahead anticipating the story will keep changing about his need for money--that he's stuck and can't get home and anything else he feels will gain him access to my money.

I also went as far as to go on his Instagram and FOLLOW/REQUEST his 58 followers as friends. Once enough is enough, won't he be surprised with LOTS of messages from all the women that are following him?

I emailed Steve and asked him to share my email with anyone who would like to communicate offline so we can compare stories.

These guys are true pieces of work.

Mar 14, 2018
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William Davis
by: Anonymous

In Jan this year, William Davis, an oil rig contractor contacted me through Instagram. Some days I hear from him several times a day; others maybe a day or two goes by due to the "poor internet connection" on the ship he's on off the Gulf of Alaska. Tells me he loves me, wants a future with me, blah blah blah.

Willing to sell his home and move into my area to be with me. He was due to come home late last month (supposedly) and we were to meet up. Then it extended to this month (end) and he'd be coming here (with his son) to meet me. Then this past weekend (his birthday supposedly) there was a fire on the rig that was supposedly caused by his "men" in error.

So he contacted his bank. Tells me the bank manager will not transfer any funds unless he presents himself in person. Doesn't have his credit card with him. So asks me if I CAN HELP IN ANY WAY??? To the tune of $10,000.

I tell him I cant--and the conversation stopped. I just contacted him today and suggested Western Union--he tells me it won't work. I ask him why not and no reply to that question. I then suggest PayPal (since its in the US it's free) and he says "ok". I tell him he needs to try either of those 2 ideas or ask his "men" for help in paying the pipe replacement cost.

I also suggested he have his superiors deduct the cost of the materials from the contract end price-- told me "done that before never again".

Now tell me--scammer or not?

BTW, I can't locate anything on him through any websites--he also has the name HANSEN MULLER on Instagram.

Opinons?

Mar 14, 2018
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Oil engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

My scammer is also a oil rig engineer who is now in Malaysia. We have been friends from facebook for almost a year. He said that he has a box of money tied up in the court of Malaysia, of which the money is his life savings. But he needs $25,000 to pay lawyer and court fee.

So he asked me for help.

I asked him to present me the document in court to show there is really a box of money exists. He said that he could only give me his lawyer's name and email address for me to communicate. I checked the name of this lawyer through google. It is really a famous lawyer but in Pakistan, not in Malaysia.

The email address he gives me is not a law firm's email, it can be created by anyone. I

wrote a long letter to this lawyer and asked a lot questions. But he dared not to answer me.
At the end I called this scammer's phone no in Malaysia. There is a man answered the call and pretended to be him but the voice is completely different. So I immediately text him to ask why his writing style (his English has improved a lot)
and his voice is different.

He gave me a ridiculous explanation that he was under stress. He said that he had high blood pressure because I did not help him and he was in hospital. So I ask which hospital and room number so I can send him some flowers. He refused to answer. He just said that if I don't want to transfer money through Western Union, I can fly to Malaysia alone with $25,000. The lawyer will pick me up at the airport and bring me to a hotel for explanation of the details.

So I said I won't come alone with money, but I will come with my cousin who is an attorney. Then he became very anxious and said they do not welcome other outsiders except me.

Oh my god! What kind of game they are playing. I can see it is one group of predators trying every way to steal our money.

Ladies, did you meet the similar oil rig scammer like me?

Mar 13, 2018
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Contact me
by: Wiser Now

I have given Steve my email address and if anyone would like to chat privately we can.

You may contact Steve as I would like to chat with some of you about oil rig engineer scams.

Mar 13, 2018
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Scammed via Instagram
by: Jem

My scammer is Michael Eckley. Posing as oil rig contractor. Said he was Spanish but used his fathers name. Said he was in Escondido month of 3 month contract. Had a 14 year old daughter in boarding school who needed a new mom. I actually spoke to the "daughter" who was lovely and so happy to have a new mom. She later text me asking for help with a school trip and she asked me for $1500. I told "Michael" and he asked for me to send $200. Told him I was broke as I am on long term sickness. He made such a big thing out of it I ended up sending £50 which I had to borrow. He then asked me to pick up £100 through Western Union and send to his daughter in Ghana.

He asked for £50 for an iTunes card to top up his phone so he could continue to speak to me and another time wanted £350 as he said he was sick and couldn’t get a doctor or medicine and he was going to die. I didn’t have it but foolishly sent £50. He did ring me on Whatsapp and I did notice he had an accent but thought he was Spanish. I also noticed the one on Instagram spoke better English than the one on Whatsapp so there were at least 2 different men, maybe more.

It ended when I asked him to send me a selfie but he just ignored the request. I knew then he was not the person in the profile pictures. The Instagram account disappeared but he had set up 2 others with the same person on the profile again. He has a lot of photos of the person they are pretending to be.

I thought contact had ended because I blocked him on whatsapp but last week received a call from a British number and it was him asking if I missed him and why had I blocked him!

These men are scum. I too am heartbroken but the person I miss never existed. I truly hope that these people can be stopped somehow but I don’t know exactly who to report it to.

Mar 13, 2018
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Oil SCAMMER from Poland
by: Anonymous

RUN!! The scammer I had waited 5 months before he asked for money. He also referred to me as "My love" honey and dear. What he is doing is building up your trust and then he will hit you up for money. They change it up from woman to woman.

Trust this, if you do send him money he will only need more and you will never meet him.

Keep reading all the comments and you will have your eyes opened.

Block him and forget him.

Mar 13, 2018
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Scammed via Instagram
by: Anonymous

Oh my goodness I knew something wasn't right. So this man named James Johnson stated he is a marine engineer for B.P. He stated he is 50 and his wife who was a doctor passed away. He was about to retire on March 30th.

He stated that he has a 15 year old son that lives in the UK at a boarding school and needs a new mom. James told me he loved me on the first day, and how amazing I am. He really had me going...I will say....He had me look at homes in Michigan in the millions and wanted to marry me when he comes home.

He wanted me to download "Hang outs" because it was easier to text. I did that. So the next day (today) I did my research and sure enough I've been scammed. WOW

SO here is his info!!! Instagram -

johnsonjames1237@gmail.com

Mar 13, 2018
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Contact me
by: Anonymous

Hello to Sarah and I am Wiser Now. I have given Steve my email and would love to talk with you.

I don't know how else to get in contact.

Mar 13, 2018
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To: They are Out in Droves - WWF
by: Sarah

I hear you about WWF. Aside from changing your photo, you can actually just change your user name. It will not affect the games you are playing but it will eliminate the scammers.

What they do is pass your username around, or the same scammer is using other identities.

I had the same thing happen to me with one scammer and after I blocked him I kept getting them - two or three a day. I realized that it was impossible for that many random scammers could be finding me. Once I changed my user name, it ALL stopped.

If you want to play in peace, try it.

Mar 13, 2018
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Oil scammer
by: Anonymous

I have known this scammer from facebook for 3 months. He said that he was from Poland but lives in the UK as a contractor, living alone. He was divorced 7 years ago with a teenager daughter living with her mother in Poland. He is very much falling into the scammer’s pattern.

He did not text to me every day because he was very busy. The content of his text did not say "my queen, my wife, I want to spend the rest of my life with you" those kind of words. He just talked about "my love, my dear, honey" occasionally. He also let me know that he was scammed by a Filipino girlfriend last year but he is still very encouraging to know me and forget about being scammed.

I talked to him very often on the phone. He has some kind of accent but definitely not Nigerian, it sounds like someone from Eastern Europe. He told me that he graduated from the University of Cambridge 45 years ago. But I don’t believe it because of his English standard. He likes to send many pictures to me that look like he is in mid fifties, a handsome and energetic man with lots of projects going on.

Last month, he suddenly told me that he had to go to Malaysia to complete a project after I told him that I will travel to the Asian Country for some real estate deal. He was so happy that he can meet me in the Far East since he will finish his project in April. The funny things are he never asked me for money. In fact that he said he would bring his contract fund to meet me then we can invest together.

Now the big red flags come. He sent me some new pictures in Malaysia, so that I know how to pick him up from the airport later. It was so strange that his appearances is so much different from his profile in facebook and the pictures he sent to me a month ago.

His new pictures show that he is a white man around 67 years old with white hair, shorter and smaller, even though he is a decent man, not a black guy. I asked him why it is like that. He explained to me that the profile pictures are many years ago when he was very young. But I was not convinced. So I tried to google image his old pictures and surprisingly found out that he stole some pictures from a mayor of the foreign country. I feel very disappointed.

The story is not ending now. He promised to meet me next month. I want you ladies to guess what kind of person he is. What is he up to since so far he still did not ask me for money. Is he a real person?

What should I do about him?

Mar 13, 2018
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James Valdim
by: Anonymous

I am currently being scammed by a man named James Valdim. I cannot find him on any search engines. I met him on FB and he sent me a request, and we talked for about two weeks and then he was hacked and his name was changed to Nicolas Oscar and his profile picture was changed from a man who truly exists in Colorado to a Yorkie dog.

So we moved to hangouts. He is a contractor on and oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Biggest contract ever and going to retire after this contract. He had to secure the contract money by putting up his home (picture of home stolen from other mans fb page) and his business. He was building a restaurant and his car is a Benz, then there was a fire on the rig and he needed money for parts because he has no one and his bank account was "locked".

He did not get money from me then but he told me he would make me a beneficiary of his UK account and I could do a transfer of money into my account and then send him money to fix his machine.

I did the transfer which appeared to be a bogus web site that looked exactly like the banks regular account (HSBC UK bank) and would you not know that after the transfer it would only go through 68% and then asked for a COT code on another screen.

I called him and he said this is BS. Why should I have to pay $10K for my own money. Well I tried to get the $10,000 to help him and thank God I could not get it from the bank or a couple of friends I asked to help me. So we kept on talking and 3 weeks later he was just going to leave the rig and come home to me.

Then he needed $1175 for a helicopter to get off the rig which I sent. Then they would not let him off the rig because he was "running away when he owed his workers and the company for his contract". They put him on house arrest he said and they had a security guard outside his door. Then he found a friend from his past that was willing to send him the $10k to my account and a supervisor that was "willing to stand for him" so his workers could get back to work and If I could send 1,000 to prove to the supervisor that we were trying then work could begin.

By this time he found out about the small IRA account that I had and I sent him another $1500 and another $1500 a total of $5000 to please this supervisor. He was so happy that he and his workers were back to work and the date that he would be coming home just kept moving. Then one of the parts, a "nozzle head" was leaking and he was losing crude everyday because this nozzle head was on the holding tank and crude was leaking. Well he needed another $1200 to get a new nozzle head. It was working and now he would be home for Christmas.

I Did not hear from him until Christmas morning and he played Christmas songs for me over the phone and he said "lets just have our Christmas time together and I will share tomorrow when I call what is going on". Well he called me then on Christmas late morning and said that the nozzle head that he got was a cheaper part but he has used them before and they lasted for months, this one only lasted 4 days and it leaked and somehow "a mini explosion" occurred.

Now he feels he is to blame because he ordered a faulty part and some of his workers were injured. He sent me an invoice for the $67,000 repair bill that was needed now. So he started talking about doing the transfer again. So I got the money from somewhere but I should not have and twice it was returned for fraud (so at least I did not lose the 10K) praise God!

I also sent him a $799 Iphone and a $399 Iphone watch which he never used and he wanted a $500 iTunes card to put apps on his new phone. I sent him a $50 card which was shipped to Brenda Clingan who was to be the secretary that handles the grocery shipment each week.

Then I got to send $300 for shipping through customs and I sent that to Brenda's address. It took him almost two months to get the phone as it was in the storage room at the base is what he told me. He never used the phone that was to make it possible for us to see each other as we talked. After the money transfers were both pulled back for "fraud" he said he could not go on without me and no one was going to help us with the money.

He then sent me a helicopter receipt from "findex Helicpoter (spelled wrong) invoice needing $1300 to fly home from the gulf to PA? I said I had no money. Well then his supervisor answered my post on Google hangouts stating that James had jumped over into the sea and almost drawn (sp) but he was going to be okay.

Then the supervisor "William" called me and said that he was in bad shape and the dr. needed $1000 to save his life. It took me over a week but I sent $850 dollars and he started getting better.

Then my family did an intervention and looked up things and brought me down the proof I needed and now I know I am not talking to who I thought I was. I am still talking to him as I have turned this all into my local State Police and the FBI but I just wish they would do something they are not.

Now he says he is sending money into my account from one of his workers wives for more medicine so he can "get better more faster" and get home to me. If the authorities refuse to help me I will try to save at least one person from this scammer. I will block, delete and change all contact information by tomorrow when I talk to the police.

How do I talk with other people who have been caught in this, and how do I see their email?

Mar 13, 2018
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Advice
by: Anonymous

Hi I recently found out I was being scammed for the last ten months. I already reported the incident to law enforcement and financial institutions. I want to know if there are any other resources for scam victims.

For example I want to know if I can claim the loss on my tax return because it’s a huge amount any info you can provide is greatly appreciated

Thank you

Mar 12, 2018
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Oil Rig Scam
by: Missouri Maiden

I was recently groomed by a scammer. He found me through Plenty of Fish. Very romantic and I was falling head over heels. He was a civil Engineer, working offshore oil rigs all over the world, widowed, from Amsterdam, 2 grown children and his dog "Jack."

Started before Valentines Day & soon got to texting off the singles website. We swapped photos & eventually talked on the phone. I found his accent to be authentic so I cannot say where he really came from. The relationship grew as he sent U-Tube songs regularly every morning for me to wake up with. His favorites were Van Morrison & John Legend. He supposedly purchased a house here in St. Louis but as I am in real estate, I could never confirm any ownership. Strike 1.

So we talked on the phone at least twice a day. He was in DC waiting for a contract to close. It did and he sent me a copy, $7.2 million. Again, I am in real estate and read contracts all the time.

I googled the company, no hits.

I searched the California Secretary of State website for company registrations, no such company. I googled his name and was coming up with things that did not fit, but was being lead by my heart & not my head. He was flying back to LA to prepare for his next contract which would be in the Black Sea off Turkey.

In the meantime, he asked if I could purchase $100 ITunes card for him so he could download my playlists and share with him. I did. He then instructed me to get the app Hangouts so we could text and phone each other for free while he was on the rig. I did that too and we talked again twice every day. We made all sorts of plans for when he came back to the states.

Then the other shoe dropped. He had equipment malfunctions & needed a lot of money fast. He said he already spent over $200K on a replacement but needed $50K for shipping. Of course, there was no way I could or would come up with that kind of money, but realized that was one of the tests.

The amount kept coming down to a point that I could handle $5000 short term so he could helicopter off the rig, fly back to the states to break an investment and of course he would pay me back in 2 weeks with interest. I bit.

Well thank God for my Bank of America because they called me & informed me this was likely a scam. The bank representative could not have been more sympathetic to my feelings and directed me to google oil rig romance scams. My heart sank as I read this websites messages and news article from Huffington Post.

The profiles fit my guy right to a "T." I cancelled the transaction and slowly mending a broken heart. I understand many of you out there still loving that guy that said and did all the right things. He still tries to contact me but soon will give it up. Just remember that they are the worst of humanity, immoral and Karma is a bitch.

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Gary
by: Anonymous

If anyone runs across the name Gary Pelkey, Run and run as fast as you can. Says he is from Shasta City Ca. and has a office and house in Austin Tx also. Has his own company, Gary Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling Company and even has a fake web site up, but don't let him fool you.

A couple of dozen roses, candy, teddy bear, then here it comes - can you send me some ITunes. First $100 then $250 then he will be $1000 and more. But always says he never asked for anything. If ITunes are nothing then why does he need them?

Then it came with can you wire me $1200 to catch some guy that scammed him so they could catch the guy. When I tried it came back red flagged already and he got mad and said I did it wrong.

No all I got was all the info on him and that he is the scammer. And then try's to make you feel it is all you and that you are trying to scam him.

So just letting you know this guy is not who he says he is. He only got $150 out of me and I'm thankful for that.

So like I said run, run fast.

Mar 12, 2018
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They are out in droves
by: Anonymous

Got hit up again on WWF. Wilson Teller. He speaks better ‘English’, but he started in on finding a woman with a good heart. He’s widowed with an adult daughter.

Distinguished man in the picture. Probably another poor soul who had his picture stolen. ‘Wilson’ hasn’t asked me for anything yet.

I did a little experiment. My profile pic on WWF was a cartoon image for a week. I got no hits. I put up a Snapchat pic of myself & got hit up 3 times. Two wanted to hook up, (yes it happens on WWF) and the third, Wilson is my widower.

They prey on pics of women. Be careful, ladies. And stay strong and vigilant.

Mar 12, 2018
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Need to get emails
by: Wiser Now

This is Wiser Now and I am still very heart broke so this is for Steve. Please leave out your email address quick please so us ladies may connect with each other.

Please Steve you may release my email when I give it to you. I am still a teary victim of oil rigger engineer scams. Thank you.

ED: You can either post your email address here and ask for it not to be published, or send me your email using the Report Scams page [the link is below as well as under the drop down menu with the tab at the top that says 'Welcome':

http://www.watchforscams.com/report_scams.html

Mar 12, 2018
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Does anyone know this man
by: Anonymous

Please don't send him the money as I am telling you right now it is 5,000 he needs and if you send him this the next thing you will find out is you will wake up one morning and you will be totally broke and have lost your life savings like most of us have so please keep your money and turn him in to the FBI.

Mar 12, 2018
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To Does Anyone know this man
by: Anonymous

I will honestly say he is lying to you big time, he is not going to lose nothing because he is not on a oil rig. Isn't it funny when I lost my money those are his exact words.

Do Not Send Him Money. He is using you, He is a Liar, He is not real. He Is Scamming You. If you send him money you will soon find out and cannot get your money back.

My Best to you if you send it to him. For its not him that is losing, it is you.

Mar 12, 2018
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TO: CONTACT ME
by: Sarah

I am Sarah and you asked for me, Wiser Now and Conned to contact you.

There is a way to do that by giving Steve (our editor) your email address and letting us know that you have done that.

We can then send Steve an email and he will release it so we can contact you.

Wiser Now does have a point. Please post a comment and let us know what your issues are and we can all help you through them.

We are all here to help one another.

But my advice to you right now is do not give ANY money.

Hope to hear from you!

Mar 12, 2018
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TO: DOES ANYONE KNOW THIS MAN
by: Sarah

I hope that you realize he is a liar. This is regarding the person that says he is from Texas working in Dubai.

He is lying. DO NOT send him $5000. Let him lose everything. He does not care about you, believe me. All the women that are reading this will tell you the same thing.

So, DO NOT CARE about him.

These scammers have more money than you can imagine.

And there is no rig and he is NOT from TEXAS.

It is ALL lies to get your money. Then he will want more until you have NOTHING left. And he will disappear.

Mar 12, 2018
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To Wiser now from List
by: Anonymous

I lost $ because I was stupid and wanted to believe I was helping someone. Now I just say no. I am not on Facebook and do not plan on joining it. I will add to my list as these con men pop up.

The FBI will not help.

Stick with your gut when you run into these scammers. Your gut will not lead you astray.

Mar 12, 2018
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Does anyone know this man
by: Helen

He is a scammer. Do not give him money. They are Nigerians trying to win your heart.

Mar 11, 2018
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You may ask any queston and I will answer you here
by: I am Wiser Now

Please if you have questions you may leave them here. My scammer was off Twitter and he came to me. I was scammed badly and taken to the cleaners from my IRA and he even came back and claimed to be a Christian however Christians are told not to steal but he stole pictures off face book to use as his own.

Told not to steal but he got 26,000 bucks from me In the ten months it was all lies and fraud and extortion saying he is a oil rig engineer in the north UK. It was all lies and he uses a form letter with each woman. I meet two of them and he just changes the names and drops thier name in for each person and that way he doesn't have to think or remember. How coud he be a Christian when all he did was sin against God's word and us women

Mar 11, 2018
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Does anyone know this man
by: Anonymous

He says he's from Texas working on a oil rig in Dubai and tells me he needs $5000 so he can finish the job and come to be with me.

If i can't give him the money he will loose everything

Mar 11, 2018
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Chief engineer/ Spencer Andersen
by: Anonymous

One more to add to the list.

Mar 11, 2018
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Billy on tinder
by: Anonymous

Beware. Scammer!

Mar 11, 2018
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Need to talk to Conned
by: Wiser Now

When I said in my message it sounds like the accent is from the south, no that is not what I meant. I meant the Nigerians have their own accent the same as it is as people from the South but people from different regions of the world have certain accents. So all of us report them SCAMMERS as they are ruining the world.

Mar 11, 2018
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To list of names used
by: Wiser Now

Sorry for your loss as I lost $26,000 to an oil rig scam and the man still tries to get more from me all the time. Sweet talkin me all the time and he's a Nigerian. When I did speak with him on the phone he had an accent and then I went on YouTube and listened to Nigerians speak pidgin English and his voice and their voice sounds extremely similar so I believe in my heart and mind my scanmer was Nigerian.

Please I would like for you to explain how you lost so much money without revealing too much about yourself and then there's a Facebook site where you could talk to us as well.

It is a closed group but a very safe place and you have a lot of list of scammers. I'm just curious how you lost 50k - was it oil rig scammers. The FBI or somebody needs to trace down the scammers by the time they add up all the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars that are being lost then it would be to our benefit to find out who these people are.

I want to start doing things like a few little trips or plan some happy days and I'm still grieving because of what the oil rigger scam did to me. It was love and truth on my side and it was fraud and lies on his. This is why there is a Facebook group. It is a closed group but if you put a request maybe they can let you on after the leader will let you come on. That way you can share your whole story with the rest of us. I think there's 32 or 34 of us now in this group.

Mar 11, 2018
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List of names used
by: Anonymous

I was scammed. Now I am a scammer hunter. The following is a list of names of scammers I have encountered:

Jamescook2345; Julius Milleraka Maxime nick45; chris lucas; David gibsoon; Rita Powell; Ronnie Barrows; Edward Albert; Gen Martin Luther; Kvarta James Frank; Jones Barr Alexander; Jay LaFlare; Gen Bruce Lukeman; Alex Christain; Conner.Ferdinand; jus7588; youngmeg1; Cochran Haywood; Anthonio Mills; Jackson harry; r. crabtree 102; coppel daniels; caldwellmac 4222; lps_sohian; andrewroeder47; Clifford-sax1; Fabian Powell

These are just a few.

Be forewarned!

I lost 50k!

Mar 11, 2018
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Contact me
by: Anonymous

I would love to talk with "wiser now", Sarah, and the person who posted "conned" on February 15, 2017. But I do not know how to get in touch? Help me?

Mar 10, 2018
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Listen to the Voice,
by: Anonymous

I have a good friend here in my town that came from Nigeria and she has taught me much with her brothers over there. I have talked to a Nigerian on Video, don't think he sounds from or even sounds close to the South. His words are so very different then ours. They say Dey, like is that what they dey, not say. They always spell have (ve) I have learned a some words from them.

Most of all the ones I talk to on Facebook are scammers. I got like thirteen requests today saying they are from the States and look at their likes since they usually do not have on friends and most are from Nigeria, Ghana, Delta Cove. Shame they do this, I left one guy a message saying just that he is a surgeon in California, funny all his likes are all from Africa and none from the States.

Be Careful all.

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Oil Rigger Dunlap Tammathy Mae
by: Anonymous

Dunlap Tammathy Mae. Facebook. He contacted me through messenger. Oil Engineer working in London. From Washington DC with a daughter Tracy in boarding school "Streamwood Illinois, USA". Who puts USA on the end of a state. He said he lived in Washington DC and I asked where. He said Washington Monument. He sent me 5 pictures. They happen to be of Dr Steve G Jones.

He asked me to accept him on facebook and I told him no. I told him I had children but he has yet to ask anything about them. He asked me what I was doing and I told him I was dealing with the Nor Easter and he told me that was beautiful. What a joke. I

am enjoying playing this dude.

Waiting for him to ask for money.

Mar 10, 2018
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Hitting me up
by: Anonymous

Just checked my friend request on fb and this photo was on this profile. I noticed that the page was bare except for a couple pics. So, I decided to google the pic and I found this page. Lol I would love to mess this guy up.

Mar 10, 2018
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Chief engineer
by: Anonymous

Recently I had this man friend requested through facebook. He was friend with with political figures and accepted his request. At first it was going very well. He seemed respectfull and sweet. He claims he works for this company called maresk. Has 2 kids in boarding school in ny.

Mostly he is at sea and spends 3 months in N.Y.. He became weird towards the end and wanted me to pay for his trip to meet me. I said no. Then he came up with a plan that he sell cruel oil and had 650,000.00 cash with him and he does trade oil in new Zealand. He was in an island and he wrote me this letter.

My Queen how have you been? I have missed you so much, Sorry I have not come online since we spoke last, it has been a tedious day for me and my team, we have been working on our vessel at Enggano Island, crew members are complaining, you can imagine what I am going through, but everything is under control. But there is a major problem now which you can solve for me,I need your urgent help, We just received information from the Signal house that there are sea pirates blocking the sea couple of miles away from us. Our captain have announced that all crew members should offload their valuables/treasures for another means of transportation as the ship will dock here for another 4 days until its safe to continue sailing. My Queen remember I have told you that I also trade crude oil in New Zealand, I normally do that when I embark on this kind of trip and I carry money with me to do that, I am meant to use it for the oil trade when I get to New Zealand, then come home to your lovely arms, that was my plan. I do not want to lose this money to these pirate/hoodlums. Honey my problem now is, my money ($650,000) US Dollars (Six Hundred and fifty thousand US Dollars) which I kept in my cabin safe box and my vital contract document, I do not want it stolen from me in the event of any attack. My plan was to use this money to buy Metal oil barrel from New Zealand and supply to the company I already had contract agreement with. Honey, as the Director of Operation in this Ship, its not possible for me to leave the ship because I have to take care of this ship until all GOODS/PRODUCT is completely discharged. There are some security company agents at the island here and I am thinking of what to do, at this time I need you to stand by me okay? I want to quickly send the money to you so that you can help me to secure it and keep in a very safe place until I make my trip and meet you soonest. I have to TRUST you and give you my whole heart so that life can move straight with us and i know you will never disappoint or hurt me because we are already two in one flesh and one heart. I have learned to take life as it happens as I remember everything happens for a reason. I will discuss with the security company here and they will proceed delivery immediately I get a confirmation from you to assist me in receiving this money, there is no bank here and i do not want to lose the money to sea pirates. My Queen quickly send to me your information as follows to enable me send the money to you immediately through a secured security company. Your Full Name: Your Receiving Address: Your email address: This is what I would like you to do, once you receive this money, you should take $5,000.00 USD (Three Thousand US Dollars) for yourself and make preparation for me and also get a ticket for me as I will be meeting you soon and Save the remaining money for me until I come to meet you and i hope you can introduce me to investment opportunities as I do not want to do this job again, I want to settle down with you and I will not travel again so we can both enjoy our life together. Please, I want you to know that this money is my life and for the betterment of our future and I beg you in the name of God not to betray or disappoint me and also keep it confidential till I come home to you. Honey please know that this is very urgent okay, I am waiting urgently here for your quick reply. Please i need your prayers this time because we are in a state of confusion praying that nothing bad happens to us. I am having a terrible head ache because of this situation and i dont feel good with it at all. I Love you always my queen.

Mar 10, 2018
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Do not send money
by: Wiser Now

Get them on the phone and hear their voice. Bait them with our lady charms and pull them in. Get as much infor from them even charm the socks off but get their email, phone number, mules, bank accounts, any and all information and wrap them around your sweet lady fingers but get all info you can then report them to www.any scam.com and www.scam haters.com .

Fill in the feild about them being oil rigg engineer scams and your local police dept and FBI. We are not dealing with a few but thousands of men. They know what we want is love and romance and security.

We are women but we are not dumb women. Also while you have them on Facebook and while they are still talking to us report them fast because once Facebook knows they are scammers they can pull them down and they cannot come back using their IP address. THEY ARE NOT REAL THEY WANT YOUR MONEY NOT YOUR LOVE AND TIME and also if you sent money as stupid me did call Western Union and Money Gram and Wal Mart and tell them the names of the mules and they will BLACK FLAG THEIR NAME FOR LIFE IN THE SYSTEM.

This is war and we will fight back and keep our money and somewhere out there is sweet love and romance for us all. This us Wiser Now and we have got to fight the evil where evil is.

Mar 10, 2018
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Alessandro Lorenzo - Veterinarian scammer
by: Blessing1973

I met my scammer on ourtime.com. Interestingly enough, he did not claim to be an oil rig engineer but instead a 55 year old, Edinburgh, Scotland educated, veterinarian who hailed from Rome, Italy but who had settled and had been living in Austin, Texas for the last 27 or 28 years. He claimed to have a successful veterinary practice in Austin, Texas working with large ranch animals only (cattle, cows, chickens and alpacas too!)

He said was a widower with a 19-year-old son who was a freshman in college and who was the light of his life. The widower piece was the first rip off. Then he quickly asked to move our conversation from ourtime.com to email or text so that for me was the second tip off that he may be a scammer.

So I gave him a bogus email which had a false name on it, and my work cell phone number, which could not identify my name at all on the outgoing voice mail message or in a cell phone search. The minute that he had my work cell # and my bogus email, his profile from Ourtime.com completely vanished.

Third rip off!

So I asked him why he was no longer on the dating site and he said in a text "my love, the search is over - I don't need Ourtime.com anymore - I need your time now." Smooth BS artist! Lol!!

When he first texted me - I immediately copied and pasted his cellphone number into Google and it came up with a website for a veterinary clinic in Austin Texas with his name on it, named Alessandro Vets. Initially it looked very legit but I checked the origin of the website and it identified it as being in California. He claimed to be in Texas.

So, I went to the website and the photo of him was the same exact photo of him as the photo of him on ourtime.com. The photo was of an extremely attractive man who looked like an older male actor or model.

I carefully perused the veterinary website to see if he had any veterinary associates for collateral, and guess what? He did! He had about three or four other younger vets that worked under him, So I proceeded to google each of their names and cross check their identities with Facebook and LinkedIn.

I found that none of them - not even one - worked for him. All of these associates worked across the entire United States and some of their pictures were different than the names attached to them on his website. Also, sometimes when you would scroll over these associate vets pictures on the Alessandro "website" you would get different names popping up.

Very strange. Also, the veterinary clinic did not have its own dedicated phone number - instead it was just his cell number. I also checked Facebook (he did not have a profile) and LinkedIn (using an anonymous profile so as to not be tracked) to see if he had a LinkedIn profile, and he did! The LinkedIn profile had the same exact photo as his profile picture on the ourtime.com site and also the veterinary website - and did not contain any further information. He also had no professional connections on linkedin at all, so this was a further tipoff of a scam BS artist.

Then he soon started with the emails to my bogus Gmail account (where I used a different first and last name.). However his English was so broken and horrific in syntax and sentence structure and he used expressions not of someone who was living in this country for so many years. Nor did he sound like he had been educated and trained at the medical or veterinary level in the United Kingdom, or even in southern Europe.

So that was it for me. I basically told him that I was not interested or ready for a relationship right now, and he never answered or contacted me again. I guess he is on to his next prey! Just BEWARE!

These scammers are so SLICK! Do you research and CROSS CHECK for collateral and any inconsistencies.

One has to be slicker than the scammer!!!!!

Mar 10, 2018
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I think I have another one...
by: Anonymous

This will be my 3rd widowed oil rig engineer. How lucky am I? (insert sarcasm here)

But in all seriousness, please be careful. With the other two clowns, they didn’t ask me for money. I wonder how this one will be.

Be careful, ladies!

Mar 10, 2018
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Thanks to Amy
by: Anonymous

Reading Amy's perspective was really helpful. I'm still in touch with my scammer, and never paid a dollar but weirdly was addicted to the love messages, I think because it was no lacking in my life.

I'm sure he will disappear now he knows after 4 different stories in an attempt to get money, I have refused.

Like Amy I decided not to hate him, don't get me wrong I think they are all b******* and like all vermin, got rid of but taking the positive, helped me through a difficult time, helped me laugh again and love again, even if it was fake. I found this site in time and learnt a lesson.

One question I do have is who do I report it to. I've gathered a lot of info about this guy, would hate someone else fall for his charm which was built up over 3 months.

Mar 10, 2018
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Florida Oil Rigs
by: Anonymous

Heads up from a Florida resident: If you hear "I’m on an oil rig near Anywhere, Florida," run, run, run as you are being scammed since there are absolutely NO oil rigs off any Florida coast.

Mar 10, 2018
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Frank Anton or antonio
by: Anonymous

Oil rig operator was in Alaska. What state is his hometown was Charlotte North Carolina. I love that little love poems and everything he even sent me flowers pour sucker. I told him from the beginning if you're looking for money you're looking at the wrong girl.

Sometime later he asked for money and then he went through the begging part still telling me how much he loved me and how much he needed me in his life and how I have changed him but then I mentioned Allah and I knew it made him nervous then he asked me for a large amount of money and I told him I could not get it so he kept asking me for smaller amounts and I said I could not get it then he became angry and said he would blackmail me.

I said let the games begin and have not heard from him since but my final words to him were I hope that your Bad Karma does not fall on your children or your son. It would be awful for an innocent child to suffer the wrath of his father's evil good luck.

To all of you out there I can honestly say it was fun while it lasted and I got a bouquet of flowers

Mar 09, 2018
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Listen to their voice
by: Wiser Now

Hello ladies. I want to give you all an assignment. I want you to go online on Google or on YouTube and listen to the language of Nigerian males. They have a certain thickness to their English language that they almost sound the same of course but their tone could be different as far as the range of the alto or the range of their voice but it is similar to somebody from the south sounds like somebody from say New York sounds with a New York accent.

I would like for all of us to go online and listen to Nigerian voices of males to where we can pick up their dialect and that way we can know beyond any shadow of a doubt that is a Nigerian.

I did that and I heard a real Nigerians speak and I listened about 15 times to my scammers and my scammers voice is definitely Nigerian. So try to get them on the phone and try to get them to talk to you and bait them and hook them and let's all of us ladies fry them as we need to pull together.

We need to take them down as we've all been victims where they have our money and we had the heartache and the loss.

God knows who these people are so ladies let's go to work. This is wiser now

Mar 09, 2018
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Daniel Williams
by: Anonymous

He is from Nigraga not Texas or Washington DC. He said he had a daughter 10. He was Italian. His wife died 4 years ago. Scam scam

Mar 09, 2018
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Roy franklin
by: Anonymous

I have mentioned this name before - Also uses Roy Stephens

In turkey and needs £30 000 for materials but I keep putting it off. Now he has to go back to Italy because his mum has cancer. Now needs £5000 for hospital treatment.

Do you have to pay for hospital treatment in Italy. Firstly he said he lived in Rome
Now his mum is in hospital in Naples.

Does anybody else know Him. He uses Instagram and WhatsApp


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Oil Scammer
by: Anonymous

Hi @ Lady who posted on 9 Mar 2018.

Do not fall into his trap. Same pattern. Said will be meeting you soon, then suddenly before even meeting date, big problem on his side and he needs money.

Don't even bother to trace as I doubt you can. Sometimes, they take a long time to dig your money by winning your trust ie let you think that since they have been communicating so long, it is not a scammer.

Trust me. Reject his help and see his true colours.

Be careful ladies...

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Oil engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

I have a scammer who is a marine engineer that I knew from facebook around a year ago. He is at the age of 60 with a teenager daughter in boarding school. He is a widower and his wife died of cancer 7 years ago, He is very much fall into the scammer's pattern.

He had sent me text messages and email very often in the beginning. Of course, sending me love statements of how much he loved me. He was giving his heart to me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I thought that it was a lie so I did not even remember him that much. Later on, he was working in a shipping company and had to live on the ship. So he only can send me text messages once in 2 weeks or even once a month. But I was so surprised after almost ten months’ friendship, he did not ask me for money. So I thought that he might be real.

The surprise came last month, when he said that he had received a 1.7 million construction project in Malaysia. He would become the general contractor after investing around 1.2 million for material and labor costs, and he could get around $500,000 profit after 10 months work in Malaysia.

In March of this year, he sent me some photos taken with the developers of the project which looked real to me, and not being photoshopped.
But suddenly, one day he told me that he had ordered materials from China and did not realize that he had to pay an extra demurrage fee of $6500 when the shipment arrived in Malaysia.

He had used up all his money for materials and workers, so he needed to borrow $6500 from me immediately. Otherwise, the whole project will be hung up and each day will cost more storage fees. He will pay me back when I arrive in Malaysia to meet him in April.

I certainly refused to lend him any money and said I am so poor that I had no money left. He started to be very angry with me because I didn’t help him. Then after 10 days, he said that his good friends in the States would help him with $3000. What he needed from me is only $3500.

But I rejected him again. Then he started to change his mood from a gentleman to a rude person. He said that I am heartless and I spoiled all his investment.

I tried to google image on his pictures, however, I could not find anything wrong. He said he is an Asian and used Asian men’s picture. May be google does not have Asian men stored.

So I have no concrete evidence to say he is a 100% scammer. However, when I talked to him on the phone, he had an accent that was not an Asian man or a person educated in America. Also I am very skeptical on Malaysia contracts. That country is notorious for scammer’s activities. I also do not believe a 1.7 millions contract was hung up by my $3500. Is it a joke?

Today, I asked him to send me a video call first so I could see his face and the way of talking. But he refused and said that his phone did not have a camera. But he did send me some photos with his camera before. So it is a lie.

I would like to ask if anyone here can give me a suggestion on how to check if this person is a scammer or not. I really want to know the truth.

Ladies, be careful! Those scammers are very cunning!




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Peter Smith
by: Anonymous

The guy who is trying to scam me is Peter Smith. He works for Patronas Oil out of Malaysia. He has got an explanation for everything. He wants some money because he can’t get his equipment out of sea port because he has no cash to do so. He’d exhausted all his funds.

He brought engineers from the states with him, but with no equipment, no work. He even said he overdosed because this was his first job where he is head of the rig, but life isn’t worth living since he’s failed.

I can’t believe the things they say, then nothing adds up. I start to question everything. If they don’t walk the walk they talk, let em keep walking. He just knew from the start we were meant to be together. He’s from Houston, Texas. Has a 22 year old daughter who is getting married this year.

I asked him to take pics of where he was and the oil rig, but of course, he was trying to save his contract and taking pics seemed so petty and then he had to sell his phone to get something to eat, so there went the pics to prove where he was.

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Steve Gilbert
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to someone that I met on Zoosk, who goes by the name of Steve Gilbert, who appeared to live in Toronto. His profile was taken down the day after we exchanged phone# and email address.

That should have been the first clue, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. He phoned me right away and told me that he was a petroleum engineer, and that he owned a company that provided equipment and consulting to oil rigs all over the world. He claimed to be a widower, and that he had 2 daughters in their 20's, and a 6 month old granddaughter.

We then started to communicate by text and email. He became very affectionate quickly, calling me dear, darling, and love. We then exchanged more photos by text. His photos were of an extremely good looking man. We made arrangements to meet the following Friday, but in the afternoon of the day that we were to meet, he sent me an email claiming to have been called to an emergency on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and that he was heart broken that he would not be able to meet me that night, but that we could meet in 3 or 4 weeks time, when he returned to Toronto.

I was suspicious, but still gave him the benefit of the doubt. When I shared all this with my hairdresser soon after, she showed me how to do a google image search. I used the photos he sent by text to do the search, and low and behold, they belonged to a a well known french retired soccer player by the name of David Ginola.

I decided to string him along for awhile to see what he really wanted. We continued communicating for 2 weeks, then this week he told me that he left his credit card at home because he was in such a hurry to get to the airport. He then asked me to book a flight for him from Mexico City to Toronto on March 10th. I finally admitted that I knew who the photos that he sent me belonged to. He explained that he used those photos because he is a private person, and didn't want anyone to recognize him. He also claims to know David Ginola!

Needless to say, I didn't believe him, so I asked him to send me an actual photo of himself, which he did. I asked for the name of his company, and his web site, but he explained that it is currently down because he was making some changes. I told him that I would not book the flight until he convinced me that he is authentically Steve Gilbert.

He then offered to send me another web site for a company that he was a partner in. He hasn't sent it yet. Of course, I do not at all believe him, and I will not be booking a flight for him!

Has anyone had any dealings with this character??

Mar 08, 2018
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Bernard Thomas oil rig Works for Saudi Aramco
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been talking to Bernard Thomas. He found me on Instagram. Supposedly he works for Saudi Aramco. He is from Newark New Jersey and has a daughter that lives in Ireland with his mother.

Mar 08, 2018
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James Holland
by: Anonymous

I see someone posted about James Holland. He got me for an iTunes card. I sent him money on Western Union and a wire transfer. Started getting suspicious when some of his stories didn't add up.

I am so glad I found this site. I would ask questions that he never really answered. I couldn't understand how someone working on an oil rig could email so often.

I guess I learned a valuable lesson.

Mar 08, 2018
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Oil rig engineer ????
by: Anonymous

Yes, I too fell for this scam and he got over 100 thousand from me. I was fooled big time by the charming ways and smooth talk.

No more never will I trust anyone online asking for money.

My heart is broken! With God’s help, I will survive.

Mar 08, 2018
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Hopefully a Helpful Perspective
by: Amy

Hi Everyone, I am here because I have been the victim of an online scam. I'd like to share my story and my perspective, not to offer advice, but with the hope that others may find some comfort or solace in how I am choosing to interpret my experience.

I will start by saying that there are horrible, horrible people in the world. The individuals that prey on and take advantage of trusting, open-hearted women are truly disgusting humans. I am choosing to look at my scammer as a nameless, faceless entity, who could not possibly have hurt me personally, because he has no idea who I am.

To him I am also a nameless and faceless entity.
My scammer came to me via Tinder as Lenni Paakkonen, (l.paakkonen@yahoo.com) Finnish independent contractor working on Petronius Platform in the Gulf of Mexico. He explained that he would be at sea for 10 more weeks, which suited me just fine. No need to rush into things.

He was incredibly sweet, attuning to me and connecting with me a few times a day. I actually cannot believe how well he attuned to me, to my emotional needs, and to my heart. These guys are pros, for sure. I loved waking up to his messages every morning, and chatting with him every evening. His questions did not seem probing, but sincerely interested in me. His English writing was not fabulous, but I let it slide because he said he had only been in the country a short time.

It was so easy to ‘explain away’ all of the little things that did not ring true. Here is the part that I could choose to feel shame about; I started falling in love with him. AND I LOVED IT! I loved the way I felt, I loved the way connecting with Not-Lenni made me feel. I had never experienced myself as so loving and open as I felt during the few weeks I spent connecting with Not-Lenni.

Crazy, right? Unbelievably, this nameless, faceless (probably Nigerian in an internet cafe somewhere) entity was able to help me connect to myself in a way no other ‘real’ human had been able to do. My friends and family all commented on how happy I was, how this happiness and lightness in me was affecting them in such a positive way. I agreed with them. I was falling in love. It was delicious and I never wanted it to end.

And then, abruptly, it did. He asked me for money to repair the drill on the rig. He was distraught at his situation. I was devastated. I knew in my gut that it was wrong, that something was off. For a moment I still felt for him, it seemed he was really going through a rough patch.

Of course it was all a lie. When I look back I could see how he built up to the ‘big ask.’ I luckily called my best friend immediately and she supported me in recognizing that the man I thought I was falling in love with was some cheating, loser halfway around the world trying to take me for whatever he could.

I ceased contact with Not-Lenni and retreated to lick my wounds. This is the interesting part: I didn't hate him. Whoever he was. I realize that this might have been different had I actually given him money. I was sad. Beyond sad. Devastated.

I was mourning the feeling of falling in love, which had been so abruptly snatched from me. What I have come to realize in the few days since this has happened is that Not-Lenni actually gave me the most wonderful gift I have ever received. He allowed me to open my heart and connect to myself in a way that has changed me forever, changed me for the better.

I am choosing to come away from this experience focused on my own feelings of what occurred during my time of being scammed. I GET TO CHOOSE how I remember my experience and how I wish to move forward and integrate the deep sadness and overwhelming love into myself and into the world.

Let me reiterate, THE PEOPLE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF WOMEN'S VULNERABILITY ARE SCUMBAGS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

And somehow, one of them showed me my capacity for loving. And for that I will always be grateful. I will bring this love into the world because it is a billion times more powerful than the hate these jackasses are perpetuating.

THEY WILL NOT WIN. IT IS MY CHOICE AND I WILL NOT ALLOW IT.

Mar 07, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

How do you contact another person on here?

ED: You can post your email here as some people do, or both parties can send their email using the 'Report a Scam' link or 'Contact Me' link, or post details in this column and ask for it not to be published.

Mar 07, 2018
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Re: Watch out for Sir Richard
by: Anonymous

Total scum bag: he tried to get $200 in ITunes cards and was always laying it on thick every day for over a week.

"Each day that passes makes our love for each other grow stronger. Although I know it’s hard for us because we are far from each other but i still feel you inside me, like we are together right now". .. blah, blah, blah

On a rig in Alaska but got new contract 400 miles north of Holland - even sent me the 17 million dollar certificate of contract from Exxon Mobile- totally fake. He is on FB as Thomas Richard and goes by Sir Richard on google hangouts - I never believed him but he called me om hangouts video- and he did look like an older version of his photos- but he would not speak- he grew up,in England so he would know I would notice his lack of accent; plus his Englisg typing was very choppy!

Beware!

Mar 07, 2018
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Oil Rigger dating scam...Man goes by the name Michael Robert
by: Anonymous

When I first got the friend request on Facebook, I was suspicious but I friended the man and shortly after received messages on Messenger. The man goes by the name of Michael Robert and claims to be from Sandusky, OH. In any case, in a very guarded way, I responded today to his message just to see for myself if this would be another dating scam.

After a few messages back and forth with him professing his faith in God and questioning me about my Christianity he told me he is a widow whose wife died four years ago from breast cancer and he has a daughter (his pride and joy) who is married with two kids.

He also claims to be in Miami, FL working on an oil rig. He says he is a boss of over 30 men under him and says he has a great job. Even more guarded, based on a couple of past online experiences with scammers, I continued the conversation but refused to answer him when he asked if I lived alone and after he asked for a second time, I reminded him that he is a God-fearing man and felt he should understand why I would not tell a perfect stranger whether or not I live alone.

In any case, I ended the conversation politely. I pondered a couple of hours and did some searching online to try to investigate this person with very little information to go on. About 30 minutes ago, he posted a very poetic godly good night to me. I knew then for sure he was a scammer so I let him know on Messenger that he was a scammer and told him he was officially unfriended.

I then unfriended him.

Mar 07, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

Oh he is back on Facebook also big time, and he was my scammer of almost two years. Yes I lost money to him and got rid of him, but he has returned asking for iTunes cards, and he wants 100 dollars each card two weeks in a row. I said NO you are not getting nothing from me ever again.

He says he is up in Canada somewhere right now transferred from the Gulf of Mexico. Be careful Ladies he is good. His letters sound again like the lady that got a long letter from someone and I looked it up in search, same letter just with a different name. He said oh please Sunshine, my wife, my Love send me these cards I need them. I said ohhhhh your Sunshine has a big smile on her face and the answer is still no.

Take care all.

God Bless You All

Mar 07, 2018
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About James
by: Anonymous

Sounds like my scammers and the respect that a Spur cost to transfer fee but mine wanted $25,000 to move five hundred thousand. Sounds like James is the same person as Jeff was or Jake is. There is a lot of similarities to these cases and so I hope that the FBI does do some investigations as these oil riggers are succeeding in and taking down women who have loving Hearts.

I've lost close to $28,000 but in the end I just could not give more and I started praying really hard and the good Lord did show me the truth once it was asked for that is after the money was gone but I don't fall for it now by no means but the person that James hurt - if that person would like to contact me that would be good if you would say so I'm Wiser now so perhaps we could trade some emails or some text messages and find out if it is the same person.

I do know that the images were off of Facebook and I have asked for real life pictures and never received any. I just wish that they would quit succeeding and we could get some healing as it seems that they are very crafty. So go to www.Any Scam .com and report all your information there and www.scamhaters.com and report everywhere on line let us all do something now to stop this.

Mar 07, 2018
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THANKS SARAH
by: Not in love anymore

I see you a lot on this site.

You and I had the same scummy scammer. Mine went by Jonathan Lester. His other aliases were Jonathan Sellers, Chris Anderson, and many more.

I wish to thank you for your crusade!
My scam lasted March thru August last year.

I lost over a hundred grand to that lying, deceiving POS. I'm psycologically damaged big time.

Thanks, also to you, Steve. You're a peach!

Ed: aka Steve - thank you ;-)

Mar 07, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer Brian William Guiseppe
by: Anonymous

I wish I had found this site earlier as I just found out I was scammed from this guy on an oil rig engineer/contractor for a company called British petroleum in the UK. I lost lots of money and just reported him to the FBI this past Monday.

This guy name is Brian William Guiseppe and has three lawyers david edwards, Aaron Liew in Dubai and Dan Rolf.

Mar 07, 2018
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James
by: Sarah

Same story that I had from Chris Anderson. Blood Oath, biggest contract ever. We would spend the rest of our life together.

Could never Skype because his phone never worked! He would call and say "can you see me" with a BIG smile in his voice. Of course I couldn't because the person he was impersonating was white and he is Nigerian.

Needed Itunes gift cards, needed me to be his beneficiary, then needed thousands of dollars to fix the rig so he could complete the contract and get his money.

I was his Queen, the love of his life, the poems never ended.

The blood oath was hysterical. I loved the part where he inserted the FINANCIAL HELP if needed.

I refused to send him a freaking dime and did not complete the BLOOD OATH and told him right up front I would not pledge to send him any money.

Thankfully I did not.

We no longer communicate. When they realize they will not get anything out of you they disappear and keep moving forward. They talk to dozens of women at the same time.

I am so sorry that you lost money. They do not care if they take your last dime and you are homeless and hungry. Believe me, it has happened to women that sold their homes, cars and gave up their life savings.

Do not communicate with him.

It angers me so much that they succeed in taking money.

I would give anything to find out that every woman that gets contacted blocks them immediately. I would love to see them hungry and homeless.

They are evil and disgusting subhuman creatures.

Mar 07, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

I am sorry you fell for this man as I know exactly what it is like falling for a man that you thought was real but sorry he is fake. I hope you cut ties with him and blocked him other wise he will keep asking you for money.

What ever you do don't listen to his lies anymore and you need to know these are lies, and while he is getting money from you he is getting money from someone else. As for this mans equipment problems well all the riggers have them.

Best of luck to you.

Mar 07, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

I am new to this site. I was told about the biggest contact and he was going to retire after this. Took blood oath early on. He got the money then he would be home in two weeks because he could complete his contract. I sent him an I phone which he could never use so I never saw him. Pictures were stolen off Facebook.

Wanted to do wire transfer of money from his UK account to mine that required a COT code which cost $10,000. Fire on oil rig, and bad parts ordered. I have no money to talk about and still he got a small savings account and its never enough even when they know you have used your bill money to help them, he will still ask for more.

I am broken hearted from loving someone who does not exist. Anything sound familiar to anyone

Mar 07, 2018
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Conned
by: Anonymous

On February 15, 2018 Anonymous posted on Conned about James Daniel and I have several similarities I would really like to talk more to see if this is the same man with a different man.

I am new to this site and do not know how to get in touch.

ED: You can post your email here as some people do, or both parties can send their email using the 'Report a Scam' link or 'Contact Me' link, or post details in this column and ask for it not to be published.

Mar 07, 2018
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Man on oil rig in indian ocean
by: Anonymous

His name is Kevin Edward widower who has a 12 year old daughter in boarding school and wants me to email his company to request a vacation for release and is so important that he wants my email.

I said no and told him if he wants any money Absolutly not,

Mar 07, 2018
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Don't think he is a scam
by: Anonymous

I was talking to an oil contractor name Tom Tony from California and said he's in Brazil right now and he said his wife died in car accident and has 6 year old son but he never ever asked me for money.

Actually I asked him for money and he asked me how much I need and sent me flowers and said he loved me in one day.

Maybe he didn't ask me because I'm married and don't know if he is the same one your talking about but im on welfare and social security so can't even afford life insurance or a car and he won't get anything from me as I'm broke!

Mar 06, 2018
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This was his morning message - many are these.
by: Victim of oil rig scam

Good morning honey, I hope your night was great and cool with my thoughts? I miss you baby, I believe you miss me as well because our hearts are so connected and we can't live without one another again. I'm so focused in meeting you in person, I want to have you all to myself forever as my lovey queen, the sweetest woman and the joy of my heart. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me and you make my life complete. I adore you from my heart and soul and want to let you know that you are my little angel. Your existence is the reason behind each step that I take and each breath I make. Even though you are the reason that I breath, you still manage to take my breath away. Your beauty astounds me and your intelligence continuously amazes me. Whenever I close my eyes, the image of your face rises before me. I see you every moment of the day and even when I sleep. You are my world and all that I need. It is impossible for me to think of anything other than you. Whatever you do, I will always be at your side. Each moment of my time will be working toward making all of your dreams come true. There are two reasons that I wake up everyday: the stupid alarm clock and you. I am in love with just one of these reasons. You're the one I'm in love with. Your name is always on my lips, and your love is always in my heart as I long to sing love songs for you in person. The sun makes us appreciate the day and the moon makes us appreciate the night. Your existence makes me appreciate every moment of every hour. All I want is for you to be my woman forever, I want to make you happy forever, love you forever and make you the most adorable lady any eye woiuld ever see. Baby, you are the light of my day and the love of my life. Your existence gives me reason to hope for a better world and for a life of happiness, pleasures, love, romance and grace. For us to have happiness, we have to follow three steps. Me, you and us. I miss you, always have a great day baby, I miss you even though I haven't written you in a while.this is what he write me tgen ask for money said he worked as a oil rigger engineer and needed money to be sent by Western Union or Wal Mart for money then or money fram

Mar 06, 2018
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David Collins
by: Anonymous

David Collins: I am on zoosk and a man made a comment on my profile. He was handsome. I responded and a few more times we messaged, but then he asked for my phone number to text. We texted for a couple of days. He also had sent me his phone number. We spoke over the phone.

His voice was quiet soft; he didn't seem pushy at all, but said, 'I look forward to speaking tomorrow'. The texts were short, well written & complimentary but not overly so. He had a slight accent, but said he was from Norway. Had left Norway with his mom when he was ten. He worked as an independent oil and gas contractor, had one daughter who attended UMASS & he was a very proud father. Again, complimentary but not overly and engaged in conversation when appropriate. What I found odd was that he never asked my last name so three-four days into our texting I asked him his and he said David Collins.

I googled the name and this site came up. I took a screen shot of what I found, sent it to him and told him to delete my phone number and I was going to block him.

Thankfully he never communicated with me again. I feel badly for the man's picture (if it was in deed stolen from someone else) I can't seem to find any pictures that are the same online as what he sent me- I would like to inform the real person of the identity fraud, but don't know how to go about it.

I am writing this so others will be aware and not get fooled. Be safe!

Mar 06, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

My scammers name is James. His email is jameswilliam1137@gmail, and says his last name is Williams, lol. Met him on Tinder and we’ve been chatting for about a month. He goes from good English to broken English. Said he lost his wife of 14 years in a "gasoline car accident", and has a 14 yr old son in boarding school.

He is supposedly out on a rig off the coast of San Francisco, except there is no rig there and there have been no new rigs built in the last 30 years in that area.

I had my suspicions and have asked him tons of questions. My sister found this site and then I knew for sure it was a scam. I’m not sure who to report him to?

I’m still playing along until I figure out if it’s worth reporting him. He had me go to the Hangouts site to chat, but made no issue of just texting by phone. I called my bank today to alert them, though I have not given him any identifying info.

He has provided several pics, but I’m pretty sure he ‘stole’ them.

Mar 06, 2018
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We perhaps have the same man
by: Wiser Now

The scammer who got me also said he will make it right and pay it back as soon as the contracting was done. Also he tried the beneficiary where you put all of this so-called bogus check which is in my name in the UK and wanted me to send $25,000 to loosen up $500,000 worth of money and then take $20,000 to pay his oil rig workers which I never got the 25000 however the man did get me for thousands and thousands and thousands.

I learnt a hard lesson and I've been trying to save but it will take time but I doubt very seriously if another man gets even to first base with me in the future.

Mar 06, 2018
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Oil rig, gulf of mexico
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever been approached by a donald steven smith? 2 kids boy and girl, wife died in child birth, says things like, love of my life, my sweetest queen, ugh

Mar 06, 2018
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To the Greg Griffith Posting
by: Anonymous

Did you ever block him? I also met a scammer from Words with Friends. Started out with Hello Pretty. Also from Germany so he says. Ended up chatting on Facebook Messenger. Said he lived in Houston and was on an oil rig as subcontractor. This one only had a 20,000,000 contract. Wow. 68,000,000!!

He is going to be so rich. But the scammer I had sure did need those Itune Gift Cards. I sent him EXACTLY $0. And he wanted me to be his beneficiary. I said NO. Next he needed $10,500 to repair his equipment. These guys are the absolute most evil creatures that exist.

I wish to heaven that EVERY woman that comes in contact with one just blocks them immediately.

I was suspicious after the beneficiary attempt, even more so with the Itunes request. Then I did research. I Found this site and so happy I did. I just stopped talking with him and sure enough he showed up again begging for my help as I am the ONLY women he talked to and loves and misses me like crazy.

He is on an oil rig like I am on the MOON. I let him know what I thought of him so it is GOODBYE to that POS.

I hope all of you women that may be suspicious, do your research and trust no one. Remember, they are talking with dozens of other women and telling them the same things and scamming them too.

We mean and meant NOTHING to them. Just a means to get MONEY.

Mar 06, 2018
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Watch out for Richard
by: Anonymous

Richard was very charming, and sent me videos, and told me how beautiful I was, and he was on a oil rig in Alaska. After several weeks, he told me he was waiting for a oil delivery and his friend in CA who was supposed to fund the delivery was in a serious car accident and he could not get the money from his friend in CA so he asked me to wire him 12,000, needless to say, that was the last time I had any contact with him, he found me on instagram.

Mar 06, 2018
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scam
by: Anonymous

I literally just had this happen to me this morning on Instagram...private message. Telling me he lived in Cali but working as an oil rigging contract in Turkey! He was divorced because his wife had a "high intake of drugs".

He had very broken english. About 4-5 replies and yep---- I BLOCKED him! Very scary people... do not fall for it. His first initial contract he said he was in Syria and then changed it to Istanbul Turkey.
Nope! Not happening to this girl!

Be safe out there!

Mar 06, 2018
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Charles Krasberg/Charles Bothmann
by: Debbie

To the lady that is talking to this loser now, yes that is most definately the Charles Bothmann that told me he was in love with me. He was always pushing me to get him money to even after I told him he took $6000. From me, he wanted me to get a "payday loan" and he would take care of it when he got "out" of the rig.

I blocked him too but he called me from another number crying too, asked me why I blocked him and just wanted to make sure his "Sunshine" was okay. He said he called me from a co workers phone.
Then when I couldn’t come up with any money he said good bye to me and I told him he was a scammer, he called me all kinds of not nice names. He is most certainly a piece of work.

I reported him and his mules to the FBI, I told him I was going to and he told me that I was stupid, self centered and selfish.

Block him, get rid of him.

Mar 06, 2018
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Platform engineer
by: Anonymous

Karl Jenkins engineer on a platform, widowed one teen daughter. Pure scam with false identity, false passport and wanted money to free a blocked account.

Mar 06, 2018
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Charles Krasberg, Charles Bothmann
by: Anonymous

Oh to add on to my earlier posting, he would even go to the extent of showing you a pic of his so call USD 2.5M cheque, mind you there were many mistakes spotted. When I questioned him why the cheque dated 2014 and the spelling of the words was also wrong, guess what's his answer was - very hilarious...stating he purposely changed the text using his handphone to safeguard it and even ask me not to show anyone.

Very funny as I didn't know there is such high technology that you can use your handphone to change the pic text with the same font.

So ladies, please do check any documents which you receive from scammers and look very carefully.

Do not fall in the 'love trap' so easily.

Mar 06, 2018
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Charles Krasberg, Charles Bothmann
by: Anonymous

Hi Ladies and thanks for those who have chatted with this Charles Krasberg.

Yes, he is definitely a scammer. Stating that he needs to repair his broken gasket and need money blah blah blah. The moment he requested $$$ I blocked him. You know what - its so dramatic as he uses different numbers to call me and cried and asked why I blocked him. Hahahah

Then I unblock him and chat and he cried so dramatically. It sounded so real that he is madly in love with me and didn't understand why I blocked him.

Well I told him I have no money and am a poor worker. So long story short, he still persisted to seek my help and to get him money. Or I open a bank account where he will get his account manager to transfer money over and then I transfer to the required technician.

Real fishy right. I told him that I strongly believe he is a scammer. Wow. A change to his true colours of being a romantic gentleman to a devil cursing you.

That I be struck by lighting and die! Wow. You see his true colours. He started to call me an old fool.

Well I blocked him Now I have peace of mind.

So ladies do beware, this Charles Krasberg, who claims to be an oil rig contractor doing project with Keppel Marine, has a 20 years daughter in boarding school in UK and he is a SCAMMER!

Mar 05, 2018
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Met on WWF. He spent 3 days getting to know me. He said he was on a rig off Texas coast working on a 68 million contract. Even gave a copy of an award certificate. Only problem was it had a typo on it and information was hand printed on it. Widowed with 15 year old in boarding school.

My eyes weren't open to scams until I spent $500 in iTunes cards. Supposed to be from Germany but he didn't react when I said goodnight in German. He uses Hangouts. Also playing the game slows down once he gets you off site. Uses username Griffith.greg147.

Be forewarned. He also dedicates the contract to you.

Mar 05, 2018
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Chris Bothman by Debbie
by: ticked off

This sounds like my man but who knows he told me when he got off the rig he would make everything right and we would be a family. I am sorry you are out that amount of money but be glad that much if it is the same guy that I am talking to I am out more than that and I will never be able to recover that either.

If you would like to talk more you can get my email address from the ED.

Mar 05, 2018
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Christian Coiicann
by: Anonymous

This gentleman inboxed me on Instagram saying my face was sweet and he liked the Bible verses I posted. He started messaging daily, seemed very sweet, sent pics of him and his kids, wanted to pray together on the phone, etc.

The pics were of a very handsome man who said he was from Panama living in Dallas. He instantly wanted me to install the Hangouts app so we could chat. He claimed to be a chemical engineer finishing a contract off the coast of Texas and heading to China next "Lord willing". He prayed daily according to him and would tell me what his kiddos fixed him for dinner.

First he was a widower and later divorced. Red flags were going off everywhere. The English was choppy some messages and perfect others. I decided to google "men posing as chemical engineers on Instagram" and found this site.

I was so thankful!

Be safe folks!!

Mar 05, 2018
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TrapCall
by: Scammed but not Burned

My daughter told me about an app that you can try free for a week called TrapCall. Here's how they describe the app:

Reveal unknown callers, blacklist them and even record their calls! TrapCall will even find their Name & Address and let you know if you missed any calls!

I just thought it might help someone out there who is trying to identify a scammer.

Good luck to all!

Mar 05, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer and Internet Villan
by: Anonymous

I am and have been chatting with a oil rig man. First he was on a ship and was in the gulf of Mexico. Then he has been of the ship since Feb 2018. Claims to be in Gateway motel living free since then. Has made a deal with the hotel manager. I have yo sent him thousands etc.

His equipment broke and he only had so much time to finish his contract. Otherwise he would not get his millions etc. Then another excuse. He now owes thousands to the Hotel Manager. But the Co he had worked for on the ship will not pay his check.

He has to come uo with 2000.00 That is where we are now. He wants my small S.S. monthly check of less than 700.00 He claims he is my life and i am his life. He also has a daughter in the UK who wants money for her too.

We are on hangouts. I have never seen him as he is using soneone else's photo. I email him at jamesmirgan9008@gmail.com but emails do not go through.

Sent money to him through different people and countries etc. Can anyone find out who he really is and where.

I am on hangouts at 8am in the morning and at 8pm at night everyday. Please help if you can identify him.

I am not computer savy

Mar 05, 2018
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Still following
by: Anonymous

My story is the first Perry Roddrick scam. I’ve updated already and continue to follow this site.

These money vampires are relentless!

So sad that the requirements to be an offshore engineer is that the male has to be widowed as a result of illness or difficulties during childbirth and have a child who will inadvertently need a new mother to care for them whilst their father works offshore unless they supply a philapino maid!!! I do feel sorry for genuine offshore workers!

After of course they’ve set plans in place to be with you and love you for all eternity as god wishes them to - how dare they!!!

So what I’ve learned through being economical about my own truth is that it’s possible for them to unmatch you on tinder! I know right?!?! He asked about my health and my profession, and I told him I worked on a production line in a biscuit/sausage factory....then BOOM he was gone and I’d been unmatched!!!

Result! Keep your eyes peeled ladies....

#rebelagainstthescammers
#jogon

Mar 04, 2018
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To Debni
by: Linda

This is for Debni. The man you were talking to by the name of Marvel Scott. Do you have a facebook account? I would like to talk to you but I know these scammers are everywhere and I don't want them to have my number but am curious if he is the same man that has scammed one of my friends but he goes by the name of Alexander Emil on facebook.

Send me a message on here and I will find a way to get up with you so you and my friend can share information to see if it's the same guy.

Thanks

Mar 04, 2018
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WISER NOW.......
by: Not in love anymore

Believe me those scammers are REALLY good. I think they take a course on psychology to know how to work each of us.

If a man is real and sincere, he'll NEVER ask for money. My "Jonathan" got me for over a 100 grand.
At the end of our "relationship" the SOB was after my I.R.A. They have black souls.

So sorry for all.

GOOD MEN DO NOT ASK FOR MONEY!

Mar 04, 2018
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Been scammed
by: Anonymous

I believed in him. Name James Holland. He was working on an oil rig, as a private contractor. After receiving his four million contract, he invested in a bardge for one point six millions of dollars, and I sent him $10,000 to help buy supplies to bring to Florida.

That was the beginning of Jan, 2018. Now a couple weeks back the bardge was seized and he needed 53,000 to release it. He collected money from friends, but needed 20,000 more and I was a fool to send it to him.

His email is gifted girl@gmail.com or JamesHolland911@gmail.com

Please be careful as I have been scammed.

Mar 04, 2018
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Tell it again
by: Wiser Now

Last year I got a tweet from a very friendly "Hello Wiser Now". I said Hello and he started. I was very lonely and in transition from one period to another in life and lonely. Then the story of a oil rigger engineer in the UK. Boy I thought what an important job and that intrigued me as I always wanted a man with a job.

We were very friendly then it started getting romantic after say two weeks then sensual. He started with sexy messages every morning. I sent a few pictures and he said I was gorgeous and very pretty and that certainly gave him some points.

Then in my mind and imagination we were starting to be a couple and we were flying all over the world, walking on beaches hand in hand, we were camping and sitting by the cozy fire. We were in love and the pictures he sent me was of a beautiful man. He was all I could think about day and night. We tweeted and we texted and we talked on the phone.

He told me about the activities in the oil rig and I could see him there in my minds eye. Then the request for water he needed for the men as the water on the rig was unsafe to drink. I sent it thinking I was helping the man I love. Two weeks later after much love talk and messages he told me that the crane broke and they all could not work. It was hard but I sent $10,000 for parts and then more love messages and lots of romance then the request came for techs to fix the crane for $9000.

More money sent to various accouts and it all looked real. Then he said he finshed the job and he was to deposit the check in America but needed airfare then a request for hotels and by this time I was growing concerned and that every time I sent support he did not come to my state.

Then as we all do we search out people so I was trolling online and I found out that the image's were stolen images.

OH MY GOD HOW COULD THIS BE! And there too was other requests for money even after this but thank God I did not give more and more but he got me for thousands and thousands and then left me.

I was devastated very bad and I cried so much even life hurt to live and I was very ashamed that I could believe so many many lies. I was heart broke and I would post on this site in which I thank Steve for and other Facebook sites but it takes time.

My money is gone and it is hard to save it back. Oh he was crafty with DECEPTION that were all lies and very clever. I do not think he feels he did wrong.

I pray that Gods will take the bitterness and hatefulness from my heart, so I took the hit but learnt a very hard lesson.

Never give money online to someone you have not met even if there is LOVE involved. It will take years for me to climb out but by Gods grace and discipline in savings I will save it back.

Mar 04, 2018
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Gas in the porch
by: Anonymous

I’ve seen comments stating ‘gas in the porch’. Urban Dictionary doesn’t have a definition. What is this?

I had fun with my two guys for awhile once I realized this was a scam. One lied about his age. He went from 55-60 in a matter of two weeks. My other suitor called me ‘my dear’ all the time. He also said ‘soft kisses and hugs’.

I got bored rather quick & blocked them. I haven’t been hit up since.

On a serious note...stay careful, ladies.

Mar 04, 2018
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Chris Eddard
by: Anonymous

Sounds like Chris Anderson who I met on WWF. Same EXACT story! No longer playing the game as he blocked me after I refused to be his beneficiary but kept in touch with me on Messenger thru Facebook. Then asked for ITunes gift card. Refused that.

His last request was for $10,500. He was "down and confused". His equipment broke down and he was in a predicament. And he expected me to beg, borrow and steal to get it for him. It took 6 months for this!

I played too and had fun for awhile. Love poems day and night! I was the queen of his heart. Then it turns to high pressure and gets real nasty when you refuse the big score. After all, he needs money to put gas in the Porch.

Here are some funny times on the rig: baby crying in the background, He then quickly hung up. Children laughing and playing in the background. He said He was watching a movie.

Would love to hear more of his story with you so keep them coming!

Mar 04, 2018
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Scammers
by: CFH.

I have been reading these stories on here for the last hour and I feel so bad for all of you. I have a cousin (female) that 60 yrs old and she has been scammed out of more then $36,000. And its still going on, maybe not so much money because she's broke now and lives on her disability.

She has been taking to a guy who is/was on an oil rig off the coast of new mexico. I say WAS ON AN OIL RIG. I guess it blew up and 1 was killed. Her guy and others were sent to the hospital. I have seen her through this so many times and when I try to talk to her about how wrong it is she gets bad.

Best of luck to all of you. Keep your money.

These scammers are not worth it.

Mar 03, 2018
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Scammer Christ Eddard
by: Anonymous

This is my scammer’s name. Met him on Words with Friends. Cannot find any record of him anywhere. He’s from North Carolina, deceased wife, 14 year old daughter living with late wife’s older brother in NC until his contract is done. He’s an oil driller working in the Gulf of Mexico with Transocean Company.

I did locate his picture from WWF on a London dating website, of course with a different name.

I’m the love of his life, his queen, and so many other affectionate names. I get daily love letters, poems, and even songs professing how much he loves me, blah, blah, blah.

He will have "20 million USD" when he’s through with this contract and retires and we can start our life together. I told him I didn’t think that was enough money for me as I have very expensive taste. Lol

My friends and I are having fun with him. Some of the things he says, such as bragging about his "porch car", we can’t help but bust a gut, but we give him back as good as we get. He hasn’t asked for money yet, but I’m sure it’s coming!

Please ladies, if it sounds too good to be true, it is! Don’t fall for these idiots!

Save your money and your sanity!

Mar 03, 2018
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The writer annoyed (Mar. 2)
by: Debnie

This person is from Nigeria, I have a picture of him after pretending to be Marvel Scott. He also called me his wife, dear, his rare jewel. He wanted me to put his money in my account, I told him no, then he wanted me to give him my credit account information so he could put his money on that. I told him no.

He is from Nigeria, a young black man. He sent me picture when I called him out on everything.
The man he stole the identity from is a German man with silver hair, glasses and is wearing a white shirt and tie with a blue suit jacket.
This guy is good, be careful.

He only got (1) $100. Itune card out of me.

Mar 02, 2018
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Exxon Engineer, Jeff Rolland scammer
by: Debbie

Last couple of nights I exchanged texts with a so called engineer from Exxon. He claims that after his contract in the UK he will be in Dallas. He said that he lives in Houston and has a 15 yr old daughter, Sandra.

He calls her his angel and is looking for someone that could love his daughter as their own. And just like the other woman he calls me dear.

I had a feeling something wasn’t right about this person.

Thank you for sharing!

Mar 02, 2018
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Annoyed
by: Anonymous

He said he worked on an oil rig in South Korea. He was using the name Jowell Ernest. But changed it to Abakcar zlumar.daud; Said he was hacked and all his information was taken. Has called me honey dear baby sweetheart. Tells me he is a man of God and he can be trusted. He would never do anything to hurt me;

He calls me his wife. Said he made $2million on his last contract and wanted to put it in my account but would have to pay over $4000.00 to transfer it. Said he wanted to get a place around here. Help me get a lucrative business started. He had broken English. Has accent of a Nigerian. But refuses to admit it.

Will not send a current picture. Said he would get in trouble. There are pictures posted on reverse image. He has silver hair. One pucture he has a bright yellowish jacket with multicolored shirt and glasses. This is a German guy whose idenity was stolen.

BEWARE. HE ISN'T WHO HE CLAIMS

Mar 02, 2018
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Edwin Gary
by: Anonymous

Anyone hears of this guy? Wish I could
Post pics.

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

http://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Mar 02, 2018
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Crawford Joshua
by: Anonymous

Anyone know this one. He was supposed to be living in Georgia. Now lives in Jacksonville, has a daughter. He professes you are his wife, with poems and the like.

His old profile says that he went to Dayton University, now he has a new profile on Facebook with the young lady on his back and he says she is his daughter who looks totally different from the other girl in the old profile.

The new profile says he went to Havard. He always has an excuse about being hacked. He never wants to reveal his identity. He hides behind messenger. And of course he is widowed.

Mar 02, 2018
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The Red Flags every time
by: Anonymous

I was the victim with this scam back in 2013. I will be honest & admit I did get hit for a few thousand but lesson learned. The "shell" of one of these scammers on FB are always the same:

They PM you with either a "I was looking for new friends on FB and you are so beautiful I had to contact you" or a straight out "I'm looking for love ....." Blah blah blah.

They are all Widows & have one child that is in boarding school because he has to work on an oil rig. He is very wealthy so you have nothing to worry about.

They butcher the English language. (This is the easiest red flag!!) They are 9 times out of 10 white, I'm the age bracket of 50-55.

They are ALWAYS from Dallas Tx or NYC. If you look at their FB page it shows either NOTHING as far as posts, pictures, anything that a normal person would have OR if you look at it a little bit there is all pictures of African American men with pictures supporting who they really are, with pictures of life in Nigeria, posts written in a foreign language and such.

This actually shows the ignorance of the scammer or that they are new to the scam game.

The also claim to be "new" to FB and that's why they found you (another angle they use to get the sympathy vote from their victim " I'm so lonely since my wife passed & need friends or love)

Then the game begins and I still get these messages to begin this "relationship ". I was laughing so hard at one yesterday that I answered him back with my own " sad, widow, lonely" story. I was well off financially because my husband died suddenly & I was without family and was very lonely but had no idea how to proceed with my life (& money).

I really wanted to find love again AND someone who could help me do good with my money. I also threw in that I was very used to a husband that had to go away for long periods of time for work & I actually preferred this because it's the way my husband I lived for over 20 yrs. Once I sent my response he was on the hunt!

After he replied (2nd PM only) he was so captivated with my heart, soul and down to earth qualities he somehow felt he was falling in love with me & it must be fate that he found me! So after he professed his love I responded with very nice PM outlining the errors & red flags with his scam, and I also pointed out that I received a message from someone else that indicated we had "1 mutual friend" on FB and it was a friend of his from Nigeria (which funny enough was true!) so I told him to get his game together cause he was a big red flag.

The names of these last few are Bob Rowland from NYC but he was from NYC, also Jsmes Geisler ( Nigerian name is Jude which he gave me when I told him I knew what was up and he wanted to know how I felt about interracial relationships) & the real doozy, Steven Aaron, from Dallas (he's a pro) has a daughter named Mirabel (who needs a mother) & he even gets the "daughter to PM you also, his FB is VERY GOOD has names, pictures an entire history of his life AND the icing on the cake with him is he will post on your FB page that he loves you & goes as far as putting in his status that you're "in a relationship"!!!

Be careful gang they are all the same signs & red flags!

Good luck

Mar 01, 2018
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BP platforms
by: Anonymous

Anyone here heard of a David Collins from Norway who has one child 20 in college in Boston. Says he is on the bp platforms

Feb 28, 2018
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Trinity White
by: Anonymous

My scammer's name on WWF is TrinityWhite$$ - definitely a scammer. Works as an oil drilling engineer in Oklahoma - wife died in childbirth 4 years ago and also has a 14 year old son named Sparrow. He claims he's French but I speak French and when I sent him a question in French, he replied with "what?"

He wanted me to go on WhatsApp or Hangouts but I got him over to Kik instead - no personal info/phone number, just a username. After 2 days he said he was madly in love with me and wanted me to be his wife and his 14 year old son's "mother." So I've been stringing him along, telling him I'm a poor single mom and have no money for anything. Waiting for him to ask me for money. Seeing how long it takes him.

Calls me "honey" and "dear" and "my Queen."

Feb 28, 2018
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Robert Jackson
by: Anonymous

Anyone have interaction with a Robert Jackson or Rita Ross?

Feb 28, 2018
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Instagram/John Wash
by: Anonymous

Sent me an Instagram request to follow. He was following a friend of mine so I thought he was someone mutual. Turns out he is another SCAMMER.

Right away he started in with the "where are you and what are you up to". Of course, that was preceded by "you look gorgeous".

I mentioned our "mutual" friend (of course she is female). And he said "You know ____?" He seemed surprised. My guess is that will not go over well with him since he will get caught "romancing" us both.

Goodbye to John Wash.

Beware ladies!! Always stay diligent.

Feb 27, 2018
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Ticked Off/Jerry Dalton
by: Anonymous

I have requested your email address from the Ed. So if you want to talk, Let him know it is okay. Thanks.

Feb 26, 2018
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Your oil rig scammer/same as Charles Bothman
by: Debbie

He sounds just like Charles Bothmann, always told me he would find the money so I didn’t have to come up with it all either. I was the last love if his life, his only one. Called me his sunshine, I love you always and forever.

He will never pay you back, told me to ask friends, take out a small loan, pawn my jewelry, he would take everything right when he got out of the rig.

Don’t believe him, block him. I reported him and his mules to the FBI.

He got me for $6000.

Feb 26, 2018
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Wondering /Jerry Dalton
by: ticked off

Yes this is my guy who has gotten money out of me and wants more money from me. I would like to talk to you if possible. You can get my email address through ED.

ED: The Privacy Policy is we don't collect/keep email addresses unless specifically requested. Can you please provide your email address either through the Contact Us page or on this thread but it won't be posted. Thank you

Feb 26, 2018
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Marvel Scott
by: Debbie

Just had it out with this scammer, he admitted to me he is a scammer from Nigeria, sent me his picture. Using the name of Marvel Scott, when I told him I spoke with an attorney that does Contracts with the oil companies he said good bye. I told him he was a scammer and he admitted and sent me his picture. He is a young black man from Nigeria.

He was posing as an oil rig engineer from Houston and working off the coast of Texas.

Feb 26, 2018
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"Bob James" from Match.com
by: Anonymous

Boy, do I feel dumb. It all sounded too good to be true. These scammers are so convincing! Bob James from Match.com was consistent with his answers. Do they even rig their cell phone numbers to appear to be local? Seems like it! UGH!! I wish there was a way to search a cell number and find out who it is registered to!

Feb 26, 2018
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Wondering/Ticked Off/Jerry Dalton
by: Anonymous

I forgot to mention he called me "MY QUEEN" also. And "my love". And here is another catch phrase if you want to compare.

Missing you like crazy, where are you and what are you up to?

Enough to make you absolutely sick.

Could be the same guy.

Feb 26, 2018
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Ticked Off/Wondering/Jerry Dalton
by: Anonymous

Never heard that name but I was dealing with a Chris Anderson, also has a little girl, also is on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, also is German. Says he lives in Houston for the past three years. Funny, I never sent him a dime, but here he is back again.

He needs $10,500 to repair his equipment. Wants me to get it somehow. Borrow from friends, ask relatives, sell my jewelry and he will make things right between us. He uses the photo of a man that has been identified. He is waiting for my response as to how I am doing getting the money. Oh, and I don't have to come up with ALL of it. So, if I come up with half, does that repair his equipment??

No, of course not. Scammer. But he sure does LOVE me. I am the only one he has. Yeah, right. You should be ticked off. Keep in mind, they change names and photos to suit their needs.

He is a pathetic loser.

Feb 26, 2018
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Oil rig worker rip off
by: Anonymous

Just another story of Benjamin Ewot who worked as an engineer with workmen beneath him on a rig in Alaska. He is from Amsterdam with a daughter and 2 sons and his mother was from Estonia who died years back and kids were in a boarding school.

Later after a couple of weeks speaking he wanted me to send $600 so his children could go onto a school trip. The money had to be sent through western union to johannesburgh and send to Benjamin, so really now my eyes are open.

He was on fb with photos but who of?

Feb 26, 2018
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Wondering
by: ticked off

I have posted before about my guy who worked on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He is a widower and has a little girl he says. I have sent him money to come to see me and every time something happens. He says he wants to make things right and pay me back but yet he wants me to pay his way off the rig again.

Funny how this man told me I won't ever have to give him money again because he got paid and all I have done since he told me this is being told I need to send him money, it don't make sense. What this man doesn't realize is that back in December of 2017 he was suppose to be in a hospital because he got sick on the way to see me and the picture he sent me was the same picture he sent me back in 2015 so he flubed up there.

Long story short I am asking anyone have you come across a man named Dalton Jerry or Jerry Dalton. This man will call you his queen. He is supposed to be German but he don't sound like it.

He will also use his daughter to try to get money out of you.

Feb 25, 2018
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@Pinkee
by: FOOLISH

Same story same circumstances. so sorry for your broken heart. I'm in a small town where the game is GET THE DIVORCÉE OR WIDOW. What is wrong with these men? They are cowards or have severe mental issues. Beware whether on social media or in real life. It's sad now that I can't trust men or even other women. Love yourself.

YOU ARE SMART YOU ARE STRONG YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

Feb 25, 2018
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Didnt expect to see this page but boy, didnt expect to see similar stories. I got to know this guy from tinder by the name of Allen Zhang. He has a company and has a contract on an oil rig off istanbul now. We chatted via wechat and he sent me numerous lengthy love emails. He has very good english, the pictures he sent were very good looking. Seems like a very good catch and he will relocate to singapore in a month's time.

We managed to discover his scam when he accidentally copied the same email to the other ladies. He seemed too good to be true so we didnt fall for his scam. He did mention once his tool broke down but he has yet to ask for any money.

His email address is engr.allenzhang@gmail.com

Beware ladies especially with someone who claimed he has no social media pages, friends or family.

Feb 24, 2018
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Scammed by engineer
by: Pinkee

I went on a dating site about a month and a half after leaving my alcoholic husband. This guy looked great, he talked to me on the phone & texting, things no man ever told me. I was so vulnerable & lonely just wanting to date & so on.

He told me he loved me right away. Had my bag packed ready to get up the next morning & he calls at like 2 a.m. to tell me he had to stay, that the inspector didnt pass it. He needed money to pay for workers to fix the problem, and this continued with stuck in hurricanes to living on the street, $1000's of dollars later Im still waiting.

He even calls every now & then promising he'll see me soon.

Feb 24, 2018
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Sign the petition
by: Creature Hater

Once again, I have been away for awhile but, the stories are all still the same. I come here and read how many more people are being scammed on a daily basis. This needs to stop, please sign the petition and share it, we have the power to stop these cowards.


https://www.change.org/p/jana-d-monroe-assistant-director-of-fbi-cybercrimes-stop-scammers-from-creating-fake-profiles-on-dating-sites?recruiter=697413584&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

Feb 24, 2018
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INSTAGRAM
by: Anonymous

Just got chatted to by someone called Christopher Williams (Christopher Andrew) also.

Same old oil rig story lol. A 51yo with a 17 year old kid widowed! I’ve reported him to Instagram and blocked him immediately as he said he was Australian working off Texas. Broken English! Definately not an Australian !

Watch out for this name!!!

Feb 24, 2018
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Same old story
by: Anonymous

I've noticed similar things with these scammers, they try to make you feel guilty for questioning them, they turn it around, one accused me of being self centered, money driven, like to see people suffer, money rules my life etc. But yes they still love you !!

I've been through a difficult year and admit you could say I'm vulnerable and these guys have been gap filling but I have to remind myself they are fake. They will weave unbelievable stories to pull you in, at the end of the day they don't give a **** about you.

Surname of Freeman seems to be a familiar one, 60, teenage son, wife died in car crash 3 years ago.

Feb 24, 2018
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Gray Freeman
by: Anonymous

Wow. Gray is really getting around. To the woman who posted about him was his picture of him in a yellow shirt and a dark jacket? And one of those iPhone watches with a red wrist band? Grey hair? The picture seems to be professional. He appears to be sitting in front of trees.

Gray was always very concerned if I’ve had a ‘blissful night sleep’. I was ‘my dear’ to him and he used my name a lot.

And he would end a chat by saying ‘soft kisses and hugs’.

And he was oddly obsessed over whether or not I have eaten.

Yet, if I asked him anything, he dodged the question by not chatting with me for a day or two.

Is this the same pattern for you?

Feb 24, 2018
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Oil engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

I have 3 scammers pushing me for money at the same time. The first one is a oil rig engineer in Mexico. He had asked for money many times but I told him that my family did not permit me to send money to friends that I had never met. So he stopped texting me for over a month. Suddenly, he came back to me again and said that he needed $4500 to pay tax for his 1 million contact fund. He was very poor and no money for food.

So I said, "OK, I will bring $4500 cash and fly to Mexico to meet him." Then he said, "come, come please, I will meet you." Then I said how come you send me a faked passport, "Are you a woman?" Your passport has a woman's name computer typewritten on the bottom of the main page. Do you notice that?" Then he got very irritated and surprise and then said, "Come, come with the FBI and I will see you."

After this, he dared not to text me anymore. I am dumped by a scammer, ha ha ha. He knows that he cannot cheat me any more.

My second scammer is also a oil rig engineer who is now in Malaysia. He wanted $25,000 from me to pay to the court for a repossession of a box of money (6.4 millions). He claimed my name was put as a beneficiary. He said that he had a famous lawyer to help him. I said, "I will not send $25,000 to you via Western Union or Moneygram. I will bring the money to Malaysia and give to the court after talking to your lawyer. But I will come with my cousin who is a lawyer in Hong Kong. "Then he got very nervous and said, "I only want you to come alone with money, I will not meet another other people. They will get me into trouble because of big money." So I replied, "If it is legally in court why can't I bring my lawyer to represent me?" Then he stopped and changed to some other topics.

My third scammer is now in Istanbul who needed $1500 to pay his hotel bills so that he will leave for the U.S. and then come to meet me. I said, "There are 2 ways to pay this bill. The first one is I come to meet you and stay in the same hotel so that I can pay your bills to the owner directly. The other way is paid by my credit card, but the receiver's name must be under Istanbul Marriott.

I will not transfer money via western Union and Moneygram anymore." Then he refused both options without any reason. Then I stopped texting him.

Ladies, those predators are thinking about how to rip you off everyday. When they ask for money, then you said you will come to meet him or have friends to visit them. The it will scarce them off temporarily.

Hope that they will be out of business and get caught by the FBI very soon.

Feb 23, 2018
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I fell for it
by: Anonymous

Just one more thing. The man in the picture is not who you’re talking to. You’re talking to some sh****g in Nigeria.

Please listen to what we’re saying. We speak from experience

Feb 23, 2018
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Very clever man
by: Anonymous

I’ve commented before, but now I will elaborate. I was ‘found’ on WWF. He started chatting with me. His English was broken, but seemed very distinguished.

My morning messages consisted of ‘hope you had a blissful night sleep’. Then he asked if I ate breakfast.

I would ask him direct questions, and he dodged them. I specifically asked him about his job. He did not reply.

He asked for my phone number. I refused. Then he asked for an email. I complied, but I created one just for this.

He sent me his whole story. He is a ‘God fearing man’. He’s s vegan. His sweet daughter is overseas in boarding school. He mentioned going to the store to get a card for his computer.
He did not ask for money. He would also close a chat by saying ‘soft kisses and hugs’. I asked him to stop with the romantic gestures. He scaled back.

We chatted for a little less than a month. On Monday, he ended his morning chat saying ‘sending love and smiles your way’. I did not respond. I Googled oil rig scams & was shocked.

I immediately blocked him and sent his email to spam. My only concern is, I asked him for more pics. I sent two of myself, but I was fully clothed. I feel stupid, but thankful I didn’t lose any money. Just my dignity.

I reverse Googled his pic & he’s on ‘you’re it’. It’s some kind of dating site. I feel bad for the man who had his picture stolen. These men should fight back too. They’re victims too.

Good luck, ladies.

Feb 23, 2018
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PICTURES
by: Anonymous

HOW CAN I VIEW OR POST PICS ON THIS SITE?

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

http://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Feb 23, 2018
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Another oil rig scammer (Marvel Scott)
by: Debbie

I have another one on the hook, and he says he is 60 years old, divorced with a 15 year old son, ex-wife got killed in an auto accident He is on an oil rig off the coast of Texas, supposed to be done with his contract in March. He wants me to send money to his agent to complete paper work so he can get done with his contract on time.

What? I have been talking to him for about 3 months, he has asked me for iTune cards, and money, I refused. Now he wants my credit card so he can put his money on it to do what he needs to do, and I asked him if he is crazy, he told me I am difficult and self centered.

Really? But he still loves me more than anything and can’t wait to meet me. Continues to ask for iTune cards and my credit card.

I keep talking to him but avoid the subjects he talks about. Really makes him irate, but he continues to love me. Hahaha.

Feb 23, 2018
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Words With Friends/Grey Freeman
by: Anonymous

Sounds like the scammer I had that hit me up on Words with Friends. After I blocked him I started getting numerous requests from scammers.

I figured it was either him or his friends. I finally realized that he had my user name so I went into my profile on WWF and changed my user name and it stopped.

You still might get an email from him because they can be persistent. And, even though he did not ask for money, that can still come! Sometimes it takes several months once they feel they have your trust.

And yes, he is scamming others. Probably 10 or more at the time. They are multi-taskers and work 24-7.

Take care.

Feb 23, 2018
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Who should be allowed here
by: Anonymous

The problem is not that there are Russians here but Its Nigerians, people from Ghana. South Africap

Feb 23, 2018
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Stole my money and my heart
by: Anonymous

Roland Smith contacted me on Instagram and told me he was on an oil rig. First he said he was off the coast of Germany, and later said he was off the coast of Texas. Said he had a 14 year old son, living with his elderly aunt in the U.K..

Stated he had a multimillion dollar contract and was an independent contractor so he was responsible for all of the costs associated with the contract. Said he had borrowed $38 million from the bank and put up his 3 homes as collateral. Said he discovered some faulty pipes underwater that needed to be repaired and that the bank would not loan him anymore money.

Asked for my help initially to get a phone card to call his son, then another card to make phone calls to arrange workers to come assist him in the repairs. This progressed to requests for multiple Itunes cards and more and more money.

All the while he fed me stories about love and romance. Promised to come get me after completing the work. Finally I cut him off and have deleted my account from IG.

What a scammer.

Feb 22, 2018
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Boycott Facebook and any dating sites
by: Anonymous

I think what we need to to is boycott dating sites and facebook, just like Jim Cary as facebook allows the Russian's on facebook.

This is the only way we are going to stop these scammers.



Feb 22, 2018
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Words With Friends
by: Anonymous

Grey Freeman is his name. 55 year old widow with a daughter. He used ‘my dear’ a lot. He never asked for money, but got belligerent when I would not provide a phone number. I gave him a fake email & he told me his life story. He wanted me to ‘occupy the space in his heart’.

Very broken English, but I could understand it. I blocked him two days ago on Words With Friends. Big surprise. No email asking where I am.

He is probably scamming someone else.

Beware, ladies!

Feb 22, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I was married 5 years and my husband was killed in an auto accident. I remarried and was married 40 years and my husband died with Cancer. I was a widow for 10 years, not even looking for another man. Then here came this scammer. I fell madly in love with his (someone's) picture, sweet voice, kind words and promises.

Then it happened. Asking for money.

I'm not sure if I will ever get over this but I am trying so hard. It is unfortunate that we can not go on Facebook (where mine found me.) I would not dare go on a dating site or play words on my computer.

Thanks for this page it is helping me but I feel so sorry for these ladies that send them all their money, sell their homes, cars and anything they have for these scammers.

Mine wanted me to sell my home. Are you crazy I asked him. He still calls but I don't answer his calls. He has tried having someone else call but if I don't recognize the number I don't answer any more.

Ladies, Please listen to the things being said on here. These ladies are hurting because they trusted a scammer. Don't get caught up in their lies. They will take you for everything you have and leave you.

Meet the person in person but please don't give them your hard earned money. Have a Blessed Day and thanks again for Watch for Scams.

ED: You are welcome

Feb 22, 2018
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Clarkson
by: Scammed but not BurnedAnonymous

Hi, your Clarkson sounds like my Mike. Same M.O. Always asking about my family, meals, etc. I’ve been on this site for 4 months waiting to hear something that resonated with my experience, and I think this might be it. Why are so many of us looking to see who else their scammer scammed?

I’m emotionally over my scammer, thank goodness, but am still fascinated with this site and read every post as soon as I get an email saying there’s a new post.

Steve, I can’t thank you enough for creating this site! It helped me through my heartache.

[Steve: you are welcome, and its wonderful to know the site helped you in some way. Its also great to read that you are emotionally over your scammer as for a lot of people they are scarred for life and are unable to move on].

Feb 21, 2018
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Charles Krasberg, Charles Bothmann
by: Helpful Lady

Charles Krasberg sounds like my German Scammer Morris Cooper, petroleum engineer, divorced, twenty-something year old daughter. I posted his picture on this site, compare to see if he's the same guy.

Feb 21, 2018
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Scam alert: Clarkson Parker "hartlyne87" on Instagram
by: Anonymous

He is a Scammer. His name on Instagram is Hartlyne87, so stay away from him. He is an oil rig engeneer and works 3 months on and one off.
Has a 12 yo, widowed, wife died of Cancer. Looking for love, He fell in love the first time he saw me. Lol. Blah,blah,blah...

STAY AWAY FROM HIM! HE IS A SCAMMER!

Feb 21, 2018
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My oil rig engeneer scammer
by: Anonymous

Mine is a 51 yo, widowed, a 12 yo boy. His wife died 2 years ago and now he is ready to find love. He is an engeneer that works for a Rig.
He hasnt ask for money yet, since im very poor hahahahaha.

He contacte me on Instagram, he is a gentleman, loving, always checking on me, asking me if Im eating ok, how was my night, how are my parents.

He calls himself Clarkson Parker. He is from NC, but is working in Colorado. From day one I knew something wasnt right with all that lovely nature and falling in love 3 days after he saw my picture.

Give me a break! Hahahahaha. Anyways girls, watch out!

If you find yourself in a very vulnerable situation you can fall in love very easy with this Idiot.

Feb 21, 2018
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Christopher Brooks
by: Anonymous

Claims to be from Idaho with an American father and Polish mother. Parents divorced and he was sent to live with his aunt in Poland and Indian Uncle. Studied there as a Petroleum Engineer and came back to Texas AM to further his studies. He is starting his own company which is most likely when he will start hitting you up for money.

Heavy polish accent. Gorgeous in his photos which I am sure are stolen from other people online. Proceeded to write me his whole life story on email and then asked for mine. Got my phone number and email right away.

Match says do not do that. I should have listened.

I cut him off right away as I felt a weird vibe. His phone is connected to a Danville, CA Phone messenger service and when I called it would sound tinny as if in a tunnel almost like when you call a foreign country.

I cut him off before he could ask me for money and I turned him in to PD and FBI. I also cut and paste complaints that were made against him and sent to him. I reported to Match and he was taken off. I feel like he is still out there as there are other men out there that seem similar in their situations. Sometimes when I like them, they hide thier profiles. Maybe they know not to mess with me. I should have been a cop!

Ladies be careful.

Feb 21, 2018
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Frank Williams
by: Red-Kay and Sarah

Heads up everyone as Sarah stated Do Not Accept a request or speak with Frank Williams as he Is A Fraud from Nigeria. He will tell you everything you want to hear and string you along then ask for your money!!

He will promise to meet first then ask for money or ITune card but he will then make up an excuse as to why you cannot meet. His real name is Terry and he sent me photos. He had tried to reconnect me via another social media avenue but I blocked hi.

Do Not Send Him Money

He is Not Real.

Feb 21, 2018
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Oil rig scammer
by: Debbie

Your Charles Kresberg sounds like my Charles Bothmann, same scenario, divorced with a 20 year old daughter.

On an oil rig off the coast of New England,
Watch out he took me for $6000. His equipment is always breaking down.

Get away, block him. He is a romantic, kept telling me how much he loved me, I was his sunshine.

Feb 21, 2018
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Charles Krasberg
by: Anonymous

We have all chatted with him. Just a different name and location. No potential about it. He is a SCAMMER. Watch for phrases that likely are my queen, missing you like crazy. He will call you my love, baby, my dear. In no time he is madly in love with you and wants to marry you.

Then boom!!! He needs an ITunes gift card, or his child needs something or his equipment broke and he needs big money for repairs. It happens sooner or later. Don't let the picture fool you because behind it is a man from Nigeria.

Oh and 99% of the time he has an accent.

Block him.

Feb 20, 2018
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Potential Scammer : Charles Krasberg
by: Anonymous

Hi. I just chatted with one guy who claimed to be Charles Krasberg working as an Oil Rig Project Engineer with Keppel Offshore & Marine.

I am still skeptical on him. Claiming he is divorced with a 20 year old daughter in boarding school in UK.

Anyone here ever chatted with him before.

Got connected with him thru Match.com Profile name : charlie4life17

Thanks.

Feb 20, 2018
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Terry Dunford
by: Jane

Of course he didn't show up. She had recently suffered a fall, and shattered her femur bone. She is not in good shape physically, and I hope she comes to the realization that he is never gonna show.

Feb 20, 2018
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Grant Cardon ON Facebook
by: Anonymous

Another one - extremely handsome man. Profile on Facebook set up in Nigeria.

Several women made comments that he was fake. Still on Facebook.

I reported him so they can check it out and get rid of him.

Be Aware.

This one used amazingly good looking pictures.

Feb 20, 2018
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Terry Dunford/Jane
by: Anonymous

Did he show?? How is your sister? He will give her one lie after another as to why he did not show. Unless, of course, he got all the money that he can take from her. Then he will disappear. She may hear from him again. Perhaps under another scammer name. Perhaps never.

Please let us know the outcome.

And, if you can find his information, report him to the FBI.

She will never get her money back unless she tries through the FBI. Not some scam that is asking for MORE money to get her money back.

They try that too.

Good luck.

Feb 20, 2018
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Chris Morgan
by: Katyp

I have been talking to him for one month. He is gorgeous. Smooth talker, just found out his real
name is Kenneth Chapman. I'm heart broken. I lost some money.

Anyone else who wants to discuss chris reach out to me at makecashwithkatyp@gmail.com

Feb 19, 2018
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Stay strong
by: Anonymous

Omg - it's been 2 years when mine asked me to pick him up at the airport on Valentine's Day. Of course he never showed - I thought it was a fairytale. I lost some money to him - not as much as these others but the heartbreak & deception hurt so much more than the $$. I still wonder at times since I was so sure he was real.

I last heard from him in August - I had stopped giving $$ until we met & of course he disappeared. I'm still healing & I read these same stories. I have A real man in my life so one day I will be be fully over this!

Stay strong ladies - don't share info until you meet - that's my new rule. So far it's working. We deserve so much more!

Feb 19, 2018
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Terry
by: Helen

He is not real. He is not coming. I really dislike these Nigerians. They all need to be thrown in jail and the key thrown away. Scumbags.

Feb 19, 2018
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Terry Dunford
by: Jane

My sister is at my house waiting for Terry Dunford to pick her up tonight. She has given him 30,000, and she still thinks he is coming to take her away.

O.M.G. I just can't believe this nightmare.

Feb 19, 2018
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Charles Bothmann
by: Debbie

I reported this one on any scam.com along with his mules and all bank names and account numbers.
Let’s get them, all of these thief’s

Feb 19, 2018
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IP Address
by: Wiser Now

Okay got it. That is why they want to get you off fast so they can keep their IP address. So now we know so please all of you bait them up with sweetness and even make some promises but report them before you go on Hangouts or any other place TO GET THEM TO LOSE THEIR IP AND NAME ON FACEBOOK AS THAT IS A GREAT IDEA SO THEY CAN BE WEEDED OUT THAT WAY.

Just be smart how you keep them on the hook while the other hand is reporting them to Facebook. Once they lose it they have to start all over so please Ladies let us report them as soon as we know they are scammers then they cannot get on with their IP number.

We have got to fight back. A rigger got me for lots of money and if only I knew I would have blocked him early and saved my hard earned money. He went for my IRA saying all along he would pay it back to me but it was all lies.

YOU have a duty to;

1 Bait them
2 Hook them
3 keep them hooked
4 report them early to face book so that we they cannot come back on with their IP address before you go to hangout or other chat place and also report them to www.Anyscam.com

Please let us be smarter than they and let us be on the side of good as they are scammers and they do not love us. They want our money and they are robbers.

Thank you for reading this. Let us go to war to protect us all. No more scammers out there so get them!!!

God Blessings to you all !

Feb 19, 2018
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Frank Williams
by: Sarah

Old name, new face. Frank Williams sent me a F/B Message on Messenger. He sure does want to get to know someone like me that has such a good heart and is soooo gorgeous! We should be such good friends. Here is my email address! Send me yours!

Goodbye to Frank.

Just an FYI to all!

Feb 19, 2018
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Kevin of many names
by: Anonymous

The problem is Kevin Roberts will have several names and will use different ones for different women. Phil Richard or Phil Richards asked to move to Google hangout but made a rooky mistake, as the user name was M Johnston, and he claimed it was a colleague. Found out it was a previous name he used on a scam.

Yes I had the "my son is crying on the phone every day for school equipment he needs. When that didn't work, he asked if I could receive his wages until he sorted his bank out. Gave me a number to call (was Florida number) and the diplomat (??) asked me for £2600 to provide a banker's draft.

No I didn't pay it but I have heard this story twice now.

Feb 18, 2018
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Little Humming bird
by: Anonymous

If you get a request from a man with a Hummingbird on his picture he is a scammer so just be careful as he is good. No I will not send him no ITunes cards or anything as he just found out. Just beware.

To the lady that wants to know why they erase their profile it is because if you report it to Facebook about a scammer using a fake name they remove him and he cannot come on the same with messenger. I mean they block his name and IP address.

If they say Rig they are gone fast, that is a for sure sign they are scammers according to BP Atlantis and Shell out on the gulf. Just be safe all.

God Bless

Feb 18, 2018
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had any dealings with a scammer named Kenneth Chapman using the pictures of a very handsome man that he pretends to be by the name of Chris Morgan?

Feb 17, 2018
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Kevin Robert
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Kevin Robert or Kevin Roberts who is a oil rig scammer. He has my friend in a lot trouble as she has given him her life savings and is headed for a divorce. He started out with working on a oil rig and having kids and being alone and raising them alone.

We cant convince her that he is a scammer because she believes that he loves her. It is so so sad to lose you retirement, your home and your sanity over a scammer.

If anyone out there has talked to him please comment.

Feb 17, 2018
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Conned by anonymous
by: Not in love any more!

Your James Daniels is my Jonathan Lester. He also goes by Jonathan Sellers, and many others. There's also a woman with a lisp going by the name of Janet.

I was frauded out of a small fortune by that creep
It happened March thru Aug last year. All the while, I was convinced I would get my money back.

Please......ladies.....know a REAL man that loves you and does NOT ask for money.

Gosh......I'd like to get my hands on that devil man and his whole crew!

Feb 17, 2018
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Reason for Deleting Facebook
by: Anonymous

The scammer I had deleted his Facebo9ok profile but stayed on FB messenger. When I questioned him he claimed he did not know what happened and blamed his lack of computer experience. The only thing I can think of is that they are using stolen photos.

Feb 17, 2018
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Reason for deleting FB
by: Helpful Lady

Hi, Does anyone know the reason why the scammers always delete their Facebook page once they move the victim to What's App, Viber, etc.? Mine did that even though we continued to communicate until I discovered he was a scammer months later.

What do they have against communicating on Facebook messenger? Thanks for any information about this.

Feb 16, 2018
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Game Playing
by: Anonymous

It's fun to play the game and let them think you are falling for their spiel completely. The only problem is becoming infatuated with the picture, which more than likely, is not the scammer. When you see a text on FB with that handsome pic beside it, your mind will deceive you very easily.

The first one that fooled me had me in tears when I figured it out. I really mourned the loss of him; then I realized that was foolish, for that pic was not him at all.

Thanks for this site.

I is great hearing of others' experiences. Now sometimes I play the game until I decide to let them know I am onto their scheme and why.

Feb 16, 2018
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Report scams
by: Wiser now

You may report all scams to a web site called www.Anyscam on the internet - oil rig engineer scams and all the others and thier names and mules, bank accounts, and their user names.

I encorage all of you to post it here then also go to the mentioned site and report it. Also if you have sent money call Western Union and Money Gram and Wal Mart and tell them SCAMMERS ALERT fraud.

An Oil rigger scam got me for thousands of bucks and he used all the lies and stolen images of Doug Blevins of Wilton Manors Fl off Facebook to show me a face. It "turned out that face dud not belong to him"

I wish I knew before I sent him my money. Now I am trying to recover and it will take years unless I win the lottery.

Lord bless you all.

And thank you Mr Steve for having this site - really a Big Thank You Kind Sir
From the heart - ones on the mend.

Steve: you are welcome :-)

Feb 16, 2018
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Good Stuff
by: VIGILANTE

This idiot just FB messaged me. I usually delete when I don't know someone, but, out of curiosity I decided to google search the image and this came up. Now, I'm trying to decide whether to play games with him or just delete. It might be fun to waste his time!

Feb 16, 2018
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Report these scams?
by: Anonymous

Is there somewhere we can report these scams?

Feb 16, 2018
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FB group
by: FOOLISH

I love that this site is here. Can't thank Steve enough. That being said there are two groups on Facebook that I admin. You are invited to tell your story and post pictures.

SCAMMER SCALIWAGS is private so if you just want support with out being public you may ask to join that.

The other is a public group called SCAMMER SHYSTERS. YOU CAN ASK TO JOIN BUT IT IS NOT PRIVATE.

I did not lose any money praise be to God but I was vulnerable and foolish until I found this site. Blessings and healing too all!!!

FOOLISH

Feb 15, 2018
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What to Watch For
by: Anonymous

Besides accents that do not match what the photo looks like, take note that the Facebook Page generally disappears after you give them your email/and or phone number. All are widowed. All have one child, teen or pre-teen.

All are oozing with sweetness.

Beware!!!

Feb 15, 2018
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Nicholous
by: Anonymous

Same stuff different name. Oil rigger had his drill break and he needed 35000 dollars to get it fixed. He said he would give part of his 35 million dollar contract. Isn't that funny? someone with all this money has to ask someone who has 1 percent of that weird.

I am going to post the number he used on messenger to text. The idiots. If my fiancee would have given those jerks money I would have traced what country they were in and flew there. I would've found them and when I did that would be the end of their scamming data. People like that are horrible people that need to be put out of business permanently and locked up.

Funny thing is if you can get to the country they are in you can trace the call to exactly where it is unless of course they are routing their calls through different access points around the world. You can still track them you just have go keep them on the line awhile.

I just wish our government, Facebook and others gave a dam and truly would go in those countries and permanently put these guys out of business.

Feb 15, 2018
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Conned
by: Anonymous

James Daniel. I wrote here awhile ago, and was scammed out of 5 grand, before I found this site and others like it. I had no idea this stuff existed at the time. I searched his photos, phone number, etc online, and could not find him or whoever he is anywhere. I got the I'm an oil rig contractor, sold my home and gave everything for this last contract before I retire story. A 15 yr old daughter who emailed me telling me she was so happy her Dad found someone and is happy and would love to have me as a mom. Yeah, the mother passed away 5 years ago giving birth to a baby boy, the baby was lost too.

The daughter is at a boarding school...he had to close out his bank account, giving all of his money to this contract, and the company from the previous contract owes him a lot of money and now he can't open an account for them to deposit the money because he's stuck on the rig and can't sign for a new bank account.

So he wants me to open one in my name and have the money deposited! (No)Oh, requesting ITunes cards for his daughter, and then her computer breaks, he can't get her a new one, could I? (no)...low an behold, his daughter gets very ill and needs blood, and they won't send it to her in the hospital unless he pays cash, $5,000, and the hospital is here in the states...(No)

Well, she miraculously recovers even without my help! Now a drill on the rig is broken and needs $5,000 for that...(no) I told him he was a scammer, and I'll be blocking him but he tried to beg me to stay and I'm all he has to help him...oh, by the way, he wanted me to take a blood oath in the beginning that I would be his wife...and I was the world to him.

Songs, poems, phone calls, his accent didn't match his photos. His daughter sent me a video of "him" speaking and his voice was nothing like the video. He had an excuse for everything. No skype or facetime allowed, he dropped his phone in the sea, the computer he has to use is old and has no camera... hmm.

If you are new to this stuff and this is familiar, BLOCK him!

These guys are very good at conning us. I still can't believe I fell for it in the beginning. The 5 grand was in the beginning for the custom fees so he can get his goods and start the job on the rig so he can finish in 2 weeks and I would pick him up at the airport...that turned into months, because I gave him no more money and was actually hoping I could somehow recover my money.

I'm still paying that loan every month and it burns my butt that I fell for it. I thank all of you for sharing your experiences, if I hadn't come across this site, and read all of the testimonies, I may have given him more of my hard earned money.
I now know 2 men that were scammed too, one of them for $40,000 the other for $20,000. I hope to God this helps someone, and I wish this stuff would somehow be stopped.

Feb 15, 2018
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Oil rig workers looking for romance/ money
by: Anonymous

So glad I found this page. I had my suspicions and these have been confirmed. There are a number of different stories I can tell but they all involve widowers, with a teenager kid, they take advantage of vulnerability.

Valentine's Day was full of love YouTube video clips and promises to "my future wife". The stories they use are unbelievable to get money. They can never video call, photos are obviously taken from a Facebook page.

Watch out ladies...

Feb 15, 2018
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Picture
by: Anonymous

Has anyone a picture from this man as it is nice to know his face and then in this way he doesn't fool more people.

Feb 15, 2018
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Lol....how to not give your money away
by: Nana

Michael Garrison melted me and kept me on the hook for 7 months. Like all of us, I fell deeply in love, until he asked me for 20,000.00, then lowered price to 13,000.00. I said sure I would take out a loan and send to him.

Told him I got the money but was not going to, send to anyone, or money gram, as I would do it face to face with his friend. Also told him My friend who is a Sheriff would deliver to this person.

Well guess what? All the excuses came in. He was and is a phoney. A professional scammer. I told him also, what I thought. Wished him the worst in life.

Yesterday, on Valentine's Day he sent an email and said hello. Get out of hangout and block them.

Michael N. Garrison, from Thailand -sure he is. He is in Scotland with a broken drill, and looking for money.

Told me I am aggressive, but I wish I could show him aggressive.

I feel bad for the true Petroleum Engineers that work so hard. Day and night. Sad! But this world is full of con artists. But what goes around, comes around.

Feb 13, 2018
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To heartbroken
by: Anonymous

Hello heartbroken. I am wondering if you Felix could be the same as mine?? Felix Oola who was working on an oil rigg of Dubai, I have lots of pictures bug am sure those are not pictures of himself, and he said he had a 10 year old boy.

He is a listener, never says what happened to that childs mother, so be safe everyone.

Feb 13, 2018
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North sea oil rigger
by: Anonymous

I matched with Perry Roddrick on tinder. He sent me lovely photos of him and his daughter. He was working on a rig in the north sea and due to relocate to Leeds in July this year. He used to send me poems too.

His mobile number was the same one as reported on here. He needs stopping!

He also asked for my email address, but luckily I realised it was a scam! The photos he sent me were actually of an eduardo leite, who is the mayor of a town in Brazil!!

Feb 13, 2018
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Sarah black truck
by: Anonymous

No I don't think so this one I have as is sitting in a lot with gravel but does have trees in the background but thanks

Feb 13, 2018
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Another one
by: Anonymous

Been contacted by Felix Hafner, an oil rigger and he has smooth talked me out of money. Been talking for 6 months. This morning I decided I needed to check up to see if he couldn't contact the Oil Riggers Hotline to get the help he needed to get off the rig, since I didn't have the money and boy was I in for a surprise.

I found all these women who have been scammed or at least ran into scammers. It is so sad that this cannot be stopped by law enforcement.
My best advice, is don't talk to anyone from facebook no matter how innocent they SEEM to be.
Yes and boy did he love me!!!!

Signed: Heartbroken

Feb 13, 2018
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Smith Jackson Truck
by: Sarah

The photo is small But The black truck is a four door and it is big. Could be a Ford. Doesn't look like a lot. Next to green grass with trees in the background. Challenged him to a game but he hasn't taken the bait yet.

Plus there is a Smith Jackson on Facebook with a few friends. Middle aged wearing glasses.

Is that him?

Feb 13, 2018
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A Scammer Just the same
by: Anonymous

His name is "Harrison Morgan". We never met and he was not an Oil Rig engineer. Just as I was supposed to meet him he had to go away for 4 years for tax evasion. Had three daughters: Petra, Lisa, and Lucy. His photos were of a handsome and yet harmless man.

Seemed so sincere until one day he says "I can get out of prison if I pay the first installment of what I owe the IRS". That first installment was $30,000. And if I cared about him I would do anything to help. I flat out said "NO".

We communicated for almost 10 months. I met somebody recently and told "Harrison", I just couldn't speak to a phantom anymore.

Feb 12, 2018
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Sarah
by: Anonymous

The Smith Jackson - what kind of big black truck was it ? Was it a Ford ? Sitting in a lot ?

Feb 12, 2018
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David J Harris
by: Lesley-Ann

This guy contacted me from Match.Com a couple of weeks back. Like the others he quickly asked for my email address and he has since sent me numerous lengthy emails.

He says he is widowed. Had a daughter age 24 and is an architect in Leeds in the UK. As the emails have gone on his English is very broken I have asked him his nationality and he says he is half British and half Italian. Although at first I thought he was American by the phrases he used.
The emails have discrepancies as he obviously forgets what he writes.

The emails are very intense professing his love and how he wants us to be together etc even though we have never met. The photo he sent attached to my email is of a very attractive guy.

Since investigating on google and finding this site I have since blocked him.

All I can say is thankyou.

Feb 12, 2018
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To Wiser Now
by: Sarah

Thank you for posting the information on "any scams". I have just reported three fake accounts to them.

All three set up in Nigeria. I had also reported them to Facebook who said they met their "community standards".

Hopefully, this will get them deleted.

These scammers are the scourge of all us women and they NEED TO BE STOPPED.

Keep posting their fake names and profiles and reporting them.

This has made my day!

Feb 12, 2018
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Edward Edison/McEdison
by: Anonymous

I also have reported SEVERAL fake profiles to F/B but am not having any luck with them deleting them. They will send me a notification that they have reviewed them but that they meet their community standards. First of all, they are all set up by someone from Nigeria. In my case, they are using the photos and profile of a real man named James Francis McHugh. He is a legitimate business man from Massachusetts. The scammer that scammed me was using a picture of this man with the name of Chris Anderson.

Now, Chris Anderson has disappeared off the face of the earth after I called him out. However, either he, or his comrades, are actually using Mr. McHugh's REAL name and his pictures that are stolen, and showing him living in different states. I go back to Facebook with all that information and tell them to contact the REAL James Francis McHugh and to please notice that the other accounts are being set up out of Nigeria.

Nothing from them. And these accounts are still on Facebook.

Ladies, please go to Facebook and check them out. Also, they set up a new one under McHugh William Adam. Same photos.

If any of you recognize the photos of the real man as being used by a scammer with a different name, please report to Facebook. Maybe if enough of us do it they will shut him down. And respond to me as well.

I would be forever grateful.

WE NEED TO STOP THEM.

Feb 12, 2018
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Watch out for this guy!
by: Anonymous

I posted here before about a man that started messaging me on Words With Friends, his name was Edward Edison. He never asked me for money because after a few red flags I blocked him. He said he was originally from Ohio but was living in Jersey City, NJ. He was going to Texas for three months to work on a vessel. Same story, single, brother died in car accident and he is raising his 12 yr old niece who he prefers to call his "daughter". Ya da, ya da, ya da same script different details.

A few days ago, a friend of mine said he tried to play her on WWF. Same name but his WWF profile changed by one digit, different man in profile pic and he’s now from the UK.

Last night I got a FB request from a man I don’t know. No mutual friends. Usually I just delete, but now I check for the tell tale signs of a scammer and report it to FB. Anyway, I went on his profile and there are like five (stolen) pictures that indicate he works for Chevron. He has four friends and the first one was the man that tried to play my friend in WWF. His name is now Edward McEdison!

So keep your eyes out for this name ladies! These scammers need to be stopped! 🛑

Feb 12, 2018
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Smith Jackson-Oil Rig Scammer
by: Sarah

Sounds like the scammer that I had. Met him on Words with Friends. Widower, lived in Houston TX, rich and very handsome photo stolen and real man identified. Won a huge contract on the rig. $20,000,000.

Asked me for the same things, only needed $12,000 for his repairs! He could not access his account.

I asked him how then was he making his house payments, keeping the utilities on, paying his phone bill etc. He told me his company took care of that. So I asked him, well then why can't your "COMPANY" order the equipment you need and send it to the rig. Surely, if you are that rich, you have that in your account. He did not respond to that question.

I let him know that ExxonMobile was contacted and had NO knowledge of him, his company, or any rigs with broken equipment, plus all the inconsistencies in his stories, he DISAPPEARED. Imagine that!

However, I think he may be the same as Smith Jackson. I looked Smith up on Words with Friends to challenge him to a game and the person that came up had a black truck for his picture. I am not sure if that would be the right one so I did not send the game. Can you tell me if it is?

Or, if you know he is playing, what is the user name? It would be such a joke to send him a game request since he blocked me under the name I knew him as. Assuming he is the same scammer.

Let me know.

Oh yes, and boy did he LOVE me!!

I have a better name for him other than piece of work if you get my drift!!

Feb 11, 2018
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I also wonder
by: Anonymous

After I did some checking up on my scammer and also commented on this page, I no longer heard from him. They must look at these sites to see who is onto their schemes!

Feb 11, 2018
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Report them
by: Wiser Now

There is a site called www.anyScam .com where you can report names, mules names, phone numbers and pictures and any banks they use routing numbers and bank account numbers., the kind of scam oil rig engineer or fake checks.

Then report to Facebook and use this site often and post phone numbers here so if we get calls or texts we know it is no longer a cat and mouse game.

LADIES THIS IS ASSAULT ON US WOMEN AS WE ARE KEEPERS OF THE HOME AND SAVERS OF MONEY AND WE PROVIDE OUR OWN SECURITY NOW because alot of the males have let us down.

Don't let these scammers win. Post on your Facebook page awareness and every site.

It is a rotten shame this has become the norm and for some it seems every generation has their scams and back in the 1800s they had the traveling Dr wagon that took your money then left town. We have got to help each other so please share this post as you are not alone. We have got to bring awareness and protection for online users if only someone would have reached me in time my many thousands of dollars would still be in my accounts.

Thank you.

Let us all unite and fight them scoundrels back.

Feb 11, 2018
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Charles scammer
by: Anonymous

He stopped texting me,so beware of this one Charles Bothmann, as he is also Charles Othman (Nigerian).

Feb 11, 2018
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Oil rig scammer Smith Jackson
by: Anonymous

He is now trying to meet women on the "words with friends" WWF game. He is using the name "SMITH JACKSON", claims he has a 16 year old daughter, works on an "OIL RIG" in the gulf of Mexico, claims to have two homes in TEXAS, one in Arlington and one in Houston.

Asked me for money on three occasions in less than two months.

1) to help his daughter with school expenses while he is on rig.

2) asked for a $200 Amazon gift card for computer protection and

3) asked for $45,000 due to problems while drilling for oil in the Gulf and the drilling "BIT" got damaged by his workers and he needed help getting a new one ASAP so he and his men could get back to work,

He even asked me to sell my house or get a loan against it to help him. He is a real piece of work and will pressure you for money/claims to love you......LOL

What a piece of work

Feb 11, 2018
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To my oil rig scammer Charles, response
by: Sarah

You can block him on Messenger and delete him and never hear from him again.

Same lines. Good morning my love. Did you sleep well. Couldn't stop thinking of you. Missing you like crazy. You are the queen of my heart. My love. My equipment broke down. And let's Not forget those meaningless love poems.

These freaks don't care one bit about the women they profess to love. All they want is the money. Once they get all they can, they disappear. Sometimes they come back for more. Give them nothing and they will go away.

When we engage them, that is all the encouragement they need.

I would love to know that one day they get scammed to see how it feels.

Feb 11, 2018
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CHARLES. SCAMMER poster
by: NOT IN LOVE ANYMORE

Wonder how he knew what you did.

I have been wondering.....
While I was spending "quality " time with
End the end, he let me know about my report to THE F.B.I.

HOW DO THEY GET THAT INFORMATION?

Feb 10, 2018
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Make change happen and sign the petition
by: Creature Hater

I have been away for awhile busy with life in general. My petition is still on change. org but, I need your help to have our voices heard. There is another petition going around to focus on the Military Scam. I am trying to bring awareness to all scams,those on FB and dating sites.

Here is the link one more time:

https://www.change.org/p/jana-d-monroe-assistant-director-of-fbi-cybercrimes-stop-scammers-from-creating-fake-profiles-on-dating-sites?recruiter=697413584&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

I have reached out to Dr. Phil to share my petition when he does a scammer show but, I guess since I do not want to be a guest on his show, he won't help us.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ladies life goes on, we have been heartbroken and we are broke, however, we are alive and that friends is amazing. They cannot break us, what we have gone through is not easy but, each and everyone of you have the resilience to survive.

God Bless

Feb 10, 2018
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FB Account Jason P Micheal
by: Creature Hater

If she is your friend she will thank you, specially since you are trying to save her from losing all her money and getting her heart broken.

I wish someone would have done this for me.

Feb 10, 2018
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Charles oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

To the woman I just wrote to about Charles, Report him to the FBI, if his name comes up enough times hopefully the will do something.
I reported him only two weeks ago along with all mule names and account numbers.

He wasn’t very happy with me, haha.

Feb 10, 2018
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Charles oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I’m glad you read my comments about Charles, he is persistent and will want more, glad you aren’t giving anymore.

Feb 10, 2018
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My Oil Rig Scammer, Charles
by: Anonymous

It's funny he is doing that to you, as I too get a Good Morning Sunshine I Love You so Much. And a Goodnight Sunshine My Love, I Love You and Sweet Dreams. I will not let him back on my Facebook but he can still send me messages on Messenger.

He got a few grand from me, and now wants I-tune cards again and I refuse to send them. I will not send them. They say his pictures are off a video and they can see he is talking most of the time even though its on a stilled picture right now.

Be careful all. I have had six removed off Facebook and they did it right away.

God Bless

Feb 09, 2018
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Please help me, as it looks dangerous.
by: Kevin B

Rather than report on a particular scam or scammer, it could be oil rig?

I need to know if anything similar happened, and how it ended or was resolved, with someone before?

Since Monday, a lady already scammed before, has hidden from her family and friends an online romance that keeps her from staying at her desk at work. They will never talk more than one hour one call. Generally, right before work, at lunch, after work. Away from home, tight lipped about who and what.

They also will jump from POF calling to Messenger calling back and forth again, thinking we all will know that they are not communicating too much on one site, again and again. Strange and today 6 hours of call between the 2 - now down for the night, perhaps.

I am going to ask her if her daughters were doing this what she would tell them?

Any other suggestions?

Can I get a copy of these guys scripts? I know they build trust, the women gets hurt emotionally and financially. Within 2 weeks another fake pic and guy, but they press the same buttons, 64 year old woman unmarried and broke, gets broker every experience.

Help? Thanks and enjoy your day. Help please!

Feb 09, 2018
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To Vicky and the rest
by: Anonymous

Be careful as you can play with them and throw them some plastic worms and snag. I've known ladies that have lost a million dollars, $750,000 and I lost over $26,000. It turned out my oil rig scammer couldn't pay his own damn rent so who'd want a man that can't even pay the rent.

Feb 09, 2018
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Jason P Micheal
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately, your friend will learn the hard way. If she did know him for real, then it will be a shock to us all. But, the fact that his account was set up in Nigeria certainly confirms what he is. Glad you reported him to Facebook. I have also reported several accounts that were set up in Nigeria.

Facebook indicated that they would contact two of them that did not meet their "standards". The other ones were fine. I responded and asked them to look again as the American Man's profiles were set up in Nigeria. If we would get more cooperation from Facebook I think it would eliminate so many scammers and make it a fun place.

The scammer I had was using the profile of one James Francis McHugh (I identified him as the real person). When I confronted him, he disappeared.

Now he or his coworkers are actually setting up bogus profiles on Facebook using the man's real name.

I have reported five different ones to Facebook as I said. I also asked Facebook how this man could live in four different cities and one country, be in a relationship, be widowed and be single, have all Nigerian friends and still be a real person in Massachusetts. No response.

Good luck to your friend. Let's hope she reads all these comments and confronts him. And her best bet is to block and delete him before he takes not only her heart, but her money as well.

Feb 09, 2018
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Scammer using james morgan fb
by: Anonymous

How would I find the real person who is pictured?
The Scammer is using the name of JAMES MORGAN. Clearly this is a scam and the person doing this isn't very good. Must be a beginner!!!!

Its very upsetting to know this innocent man has had his identity stolen and doesnt know it.

Feb 08, 2018
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Mary Damian
by: Vicki

This person says she works for Mark the founder of FB. She sends you a message thats says you are the winner of some money from a lotto on FB. All you have to do is pay to have the money sent to you.

This is a new scam.

I figured out right away this person was not real....BUT I SURE HAVE BEEN HAVING SOME FUN WITH THIS ONE.lol lol

Feb 08, 2018
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FB Account Jason P Micheal
by: Anonymous

My friend is talking to some guy named Jason P Micheal. From reading all these stories this person sounds like a scammer. I did my own investigation and all the friends he has are from Nigeria. We live in California.

He has a FB account who I have already reported. I asked her if it was the real deal and she said yes that she had known him from a previous job. My gut is telling me its a scam. She said he promises her to move to California with his 2 kids and that he is a widow and he will buy her a house.

Sounds like a scam from other stories I have read. This is the wed address:

https://www.facebook.com/calisher.melissababy


I'm going to have to tell her, just hate to see her feelings get hurt.

Feb 07, 2018
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To Neily Adams
by: Wiser Now

That what my scammer said to me so please take good care of yourself as he could be your scammer. He wooed me for 7 months and one day I found the real mans pictures he stole off Facebook and Oh My God he then vanished.

He was so sweet and will trust you as a child you cannot help but like him but lies lies for breakfast lunch and dinner. Everything was lies. My mind and heart still hurts and I miss him but he is not real.

HE IS NOT REAL AND NONE OF THEM ARE REAL. ALL THE WORDS OR HOOKS TO YOUR HEART

I lost 26,000 to him and maybe aged five years. The saddnes and the tears of grief of lost love. I was all his and he is all I thought about everyday. I loved a big unreal lie of my mind.

I thought he was coming to me and I had plans for the rest of my life with him so just be careful.

I now stay away them all OIL RIG scammers.

Feb 07, 2018
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NORMAN G JACKSON
by: Anonymous

Ok Norman Jackson's profile is off Facebook. But we have many more to get! I'm sure he will be back telling us bigger and better lies!
We will not let them win!

Feb 07, 2018
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My oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Yes my oil rig scammer Charles said the more we fought he realized he was falling in love with me and he loves me more than I will ever know. I still get good night texts from him and he still tells me good night Sunshine, I love you.

Feb 07, 2018
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Nelly/Anonymous & Carol
by: Red-Kay

Ladies your scammers sound like one of mine. You stated that when you called him out he admitted then asked for you to forgive him and could you still be friends.

My scammer did the same thing and sent me photos of who he was suppose to really be, a scammer named Terry, if that is even true. I have not heard from him In months until a few days ago.

I received a Hello message from him. They will never Stop Scamming.

Good Luck and stay safe.

Feb 07, 2018
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Met on Words With Friends
by: Carol

I was challenged to a Words With Friends game by a man named Phill Shaw. He got all his words from a cheat site so I was impressed by all the high point words. He wanted to chat on "What's Up" so I installed it. We probably chatted for 1 hour every day for 2 months and also texted. He told me a made-up hard luck story about his childhood in "Norway." I told him the true hard-luck story about my childhood.

It is like they follow a script so "Every day they fall a little more in love with you." He said he worked for Exxon-Mobil on an oil rig, so he couldn't come see me and that is why he called at all hours of the night. His daughter goes to ivy league college and her name is Ivy. He loved talking about intimate things. He even sang the song, "You are my Sunshine". I told him I was going to check him out with a private detective and asked for his middle name, address, date of birth, etc.

He reluctantly gave me made-up information. I spent $366.00 to hire a private investigator and he called me and told me that from his search, it was a total scam. When "Phill" called that night, I read the report to him.

"Phill" said he is a 32 year old, black, Nigerian, unemployed "Engineer", hustler. He asked me if we could keep talking because he loves me so much. There are thousands of these guys and they make calls all day long. They talk to you for about 2 months before they start asking for money.

The private investigator I talked to said I was the first person to hire him who had not sent them money. The private investigator said that if a man meets you on-line on any site and says he is working on an oil rig, it is always a scam.

That is one of their favorite scams.

Feb 07, 2018
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Nelly Adams
by: Anonymous

Four days ago, I receive a request on FB Messenger from a Nelly Adams. I accepted. I asked him how he found me? His reply was he found me on a registry of FB ads and was bored and wanted someone to chat with. Nelly Adams lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He wants me to load an app called What's App. I asked why and he told me he is not on FB often. I told him that my phone has my school on there and it says that I don't have enough memory for the app. So he insisted a few more times. When I told him it was not meant to be for us to text, he changed his tune. He wanted me to go to Google Hangouts which I had so I did.

He tells me he is an engineer on an oil rig in the Australian Sea and he had previously told me he lived in LA. He tells me he is Roman Catholic. He also told me his wife cheated on him and now lives in Canada. His son is in boarding school. He has a son named Patrick who is 13 and keeps asking him to find him a new mom.

We get to the part where he wants a picture of me. I ask for a pic of him. Well he sends one. I do the reverse pic on Google images and he shows up in 4 different places. All with different names and jobs. So while he is asleep, we are 14 hours apart, I text him and call him out on his lie. He tells me he did not lie and how could I hurt him so badly as to call him a lier. He has been so hurt by women and he thought I was so nice but he was wrong.

Well I let him stew on that for the day. The next day, again when he was asleep, I text him the pictures from Google and I said either you are 1 of quintuplets or someone has stolen your identity. Please do not text me again. Well don't you know...he comes back with his tail between his legs and says I was right and he is sorry, and I need to forgive him. He lied because he has been hurt by women before, making himself out to be the only victim ever.

He wants my forgiveness which I forgive him. I just don't want to have anything to do with him. He expects full trust from me now. He confesses last evening that he is a teacher who became a plumber, pipe layer, and transformation coach as a co-founder of TTP Tribe (which happens to be owned by 3 women.) This morning, I ask him to tell me about the transformation business as I am a transformation coach (I really am).

He tries to tell me that I lied to him because I did not tell him that. I said it is all part of me being a holistic health practitioner and holistic health coach, which for me it is. He says its too painful for him to share. He doesn't know much about it. How can you be a co-founder of a business and not know much about it?! As he is sleeping today, I happened to look up oil-rig engineers, and voila!

Here are all of the stories.

I love the fact that there is a 14 hour difference. I will have plenty of time to block him. Since I forgave him he thinks everything is hunky-dory. He expects that I trust him again and he is in like Flynn. He tried to call several times saying how he is risking everything to make the call. Even though I tell him not to he does anyway and when he can't hear me, he insinuates that I am playing games and asks me to stop.

I told him to stop calling for both of our sakes because I was frustrated and getting angry, though I did not say that. He says he can trust me now fully and there will be no more lies. He wants a good, caring woman to love him and his son. I am, he thinks, that woman. At the end of the texting this morning he says, "Ok dear I hope we're partners now, with Love and understanding? Because I love you, I don't know if you will ever love me as well! Goodnight my (name) please take good care of yourself!!"

Then even though my favorite color was his mom's favorite color, he sends me a pic of a red and black rose that has water droplets on it. I don't know what made him think I would like a rose that looks burnt. This guy has a lot to learn in the romance department. No money will be forwarded, and this could be interesting.

I will try to get him reported.

Feb 07, 2018
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New Scam
by: anonymous

Be aware. I was sent a friend request from one Brian Durant. Showed three of my friends as his friends. I checked with them and one said he did not know him but accepted him because he was friends with the other two women.

After I accepted him he immediately sent me a message. The typical Hello and Good Morning. I asked him how he knew one of the ladies and he response was "just a friend". Then he started in on some available funding for retired and disabled people and that he saw me on a list of beneficiaries and asked me if I had claimed the money.

I told him I would be sure to spread the word to all my friends!! Then I said I was not interested. He said "why". It was then that I blocked and deleted him.

He never messaged my male friend but did one of the women. She also blocked and unfriended him. Looks like he deleted his profile and set up a new one!

Somehow they are finding friends and making you feel okay by accepting them.

Not sure if he is Nigerian or not but his written English was okay.

Anyone else get this?

Possible they are changing their game.

Feb 06, 2018
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Norman G Jackson
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the warning. I looked him up on Facebook. He has some very unusual friends. Not to mention that his F/B profile was set up by
Aghaeze.obianujujudit. A Nigerian.

Please report to Facebook so they can investigate!

Feb 06, 2018
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Another one
by: Anonymous

My scammer is on the loose again. Norman G Jackson has changed his profile and now he is self employed and goes to Harvard Law school which is pretty amazing since he can't read or write.

In his past life which was a week ago he was a petroleum engineer that lived in Norfolk Virginia.
One child which was 2 when I met him now she is 16. He says he is 53 then he told me he is 61.

Be on the look out for him, if he's going to Harvard he's going to need a lot of money. Hold on to your purses ladies.

He didn't get anything from me.

Feb 05, 2018
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Rick on Tinder and Franco More match
by: Anonymous

After my experience with Perry Roddrick (story below) I’ve not been put off looking for love online however I’m more aware of what to look out for and am developing a skill spotting them - if there’s even such a thing!

Franco More is an interesting guy....I didn’t have the energy to be playing two scammers at the one time so called him out early on! His dating subscription was nearing an end so he was keen to switch to an alternate format! So during my research I identified two alias results with the same pictures. I’ve not heard from him since!

The current one hasn’t yet asked me to move off the app but his English isn’t as on point as he would have me believe, worked as an engineer for Exxon for 25 years with a 17 year old daughter. He says he’s 47 but will play this out! And my story...well I’m not as forthcoming with information and I’m having fun creating a character to play in this facade!!!

I’m thankful everyday I was alerted to scammers as I’ve found this site. It makes me physically sick these heartless cretins are preying on people looking for love! I’d quite happily shut them all down! It’s unfortunate not everyone is open to considering it’s all fake and that people would even attempt this - the only agenda is taking your hard earned cash they don’t care about anything else - once you get your head round that and bounce back from the scars you can move on.

I only feel sorry for genuine offshore engineers working and looking for love.

Feb 05, 2018
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Edit to my post Christopher Brooks below
by: Teresa

I didn't realize until after submitting my post that there's a typo in my email address.
The correct email address to contact me is

teresa.warren63@gmail.com

So sorry for any inconvenience.

Feb 04, 2018
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Christopher Brooks 210-404-4956
by: Teresa

After being widowed for several years, I decided to venture out into the dating world again. Since I'm posting my experience here, needless to say, it was a nightmare.

I joined a dating site and met a very romantic, sweet talking fellow who goes by the name Christopher Brooks.

"Christopher" was 62. He had 1 daughter who attended Oxford University in London. He had no other close living relatives, as his mom had passed away and his sibling and father died in a car accident many years ago.

He was widowed, an oil engineer & had made a very good life for himself financially.

I confided in a church member that I had begun talking to him and she warned me of the dangers, but he was so convincing that I ignored her. I mean, this only happens to others, right?

He sent me documents of a job he was doing in Germany, as well as had me emailing things for him in relations to this job. I was receiving emails in return concerning the job, so it really had me convinced that he was legitimate.

Everything from the contract letter from Pemex Oil, to the emails to his supplier called Plamedi were so very convincing. At one point he even gave me his bank login info which sealed the deal on any doubt I ever had. I was so in love with this man! He had a way of making me feel like the most special person in the world! After seeing the amount in his bank account, I had no reason to ever believe he'd want anything from me. He even offered to transfer money to my bank account for being so kind in helping him out with emails to his supplier while he was away and couldn't access his account.

Fast forward to present...I'm out nearly $2000 since he wiped out my account. I never received a dime from him. Actually, quite the opposite.
I spoke with "Christopher" for nearly 6 months, in which time he was obviously building my trust.
The saying "Hindsight is 20/20" definitely rings true. All the signs were there, but its hard to see them when your heart is leading the way. Not only did he prey on my finances, but my heart as well.

I can only warn others now and hope they will heed advice given to me that I didn't take until it was too late.

Mind you, I am aware that there are scammers out there, so I did my research and found Pemex Oil is a real thing. Finding out it's a real company only solidified my scammer was truthful. Or so I thought.

Below is listed his "job" email. I hope maybe this will help someone not fall into the trap I did.

plamedi.supply@insurer.com

If anyone is currently talking to this man or has in the past and knows of any legal action I can take, please contact me via email. Thanks to this man, I'm not comfortable listing my number.

Thanks in advance!

teresa.warren62@gmail.com

Feb 04, 2018
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Jay Francis McHugh
by: Anonymous

There is a real man named Jay Francis McHugh on Facebook. His profile will show his real business, photos and where he lives, was born, went to school and he has close to 5,000 friends. A very successful real man.

I was contacted by a scammer using two of Jay's real photos but going by the name of Chris Anderson.

Now, there are two other Jay Francis McHugh accounts that are absolutely FAKE. They now use his real name and have stolen his information. If you look these up on Facebook you will see that they were set up by one Gloria Ohjigbo from Nigeria, and one Desmond Imoniefe. Both accounts are fake.

I have reported them to Facebook but they don't seem to have an issue with them.

One was set up by Danny Waltha and it is gone.

Mr. McHugh is NOT going to start trolling and contacting women to scam them.

These Nigerian scammers will. Just look at all three accounts and you will see that two are all PRO Nigerian with all Nigerian friends. Those are the face ones of course.

What a disgrace this is.

So be aware ladies. The real man is not going to do this but the scammers will.

I fell for the pictures under Chris Anderson, who still uses the two photos. I did NOT give him a dime because I was able to identify Mr. McHugh from Scam Haters United.

Research the profile from Facebook BEFORE you get involved. Then block.

Stay safe because he is NOT real.

Feb 04, 2018
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Response to Gloria and the Other
by: Anonymous

Anytime you get a friend request from someone on Facebook put their profile name in the "search". Above the search is the https address bar. It will show you the profile name with a forward slash /. The name next to it is who set up.

I found several that showed the account as being set up in Nigeria by Danny Waltha, Gloria Ojigbo and a new one named Desmond Imoniefe. Same real man.

Facebook agreed that one was fake but said the other two were set up properly.

I don't know how they can say that when this man is American living in Massachusetts.

His name is Jay Francis McHugh and I am writing a separate comment on that so please watch for it.

Feb 03, 2018
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Oil engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by an oil rig engineer for $650 and
he introduced me to a fake FBI who had scammed me for over $4000. My heart is not completely broken. But I want to recover from my loss. I think the FBI office may be interested because I find a fake member for them to investigate.
I live in Hawaii. The local police cannot do anything about this type of case.

So I want to report to the FBI office but they told me to file a complaint with the IC3 website. However, I receive no response from IC3 after my report.

I would like to address to the lady whose scammer is Charles Bothmann. She said that she had reported to the FBI. Can she tell me how to report to the FBI office?

Ladies, be careful, scammers are writing to us every day. They only want your money.

Feb 03, 2018
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Ann morales and bary Connie scammer
by: Anonymous

Hi. I have been talking to a guy who uses both names. He has promised to marry me and that he is coming over to get me. I know I shouldn't but I fell for him. He asks me for an iTunes voucher so he can do his work. He also wants moneygrams and yes he told me to come off Facebook and that I shouldn't tell anyone about us as they will only be jealous of us.

He said he was coming to get me before Christmas and then new year and then it was 15 of Jan 2018 then it was going to be the 1st of Feb now it's the 14th of Feb. He just keeping me hanging on. I know he is a scammer but I feel I'm in love with him.

I'm going to break it up.

Be careful as there are a lot of different names,
jenny

Feb 02, 2018
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A new name.
by: Anonymous

Be careful. A new name has just popped up on Instagram. HANDSOME MARk Bruno. This person is actually a scammer Godbless Bakumo. Yes this is his formal name but he also goes by EBI Bakumo. He got me for $10,000 over several months.

Claims to be sick and starving with no food. But he always has new clothes, jewelry etc. I was told he has thirty or more women he is scamming. His English is pretty good but when he gets upset he slips back into Nigerian accent.

Oh yes he is from the Delta region of Nigeria - Warri area.

Be careful. He is a smooth talker.

Feb 02, 2018
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Dont trust
by: Lady in Ca. U.S.A

Yes! thank god for whoever created this site, it helps so much, as I dont trust anyone with broken English, or weird grammar. Its not like I am perfect but that is a dead giveaway. I have been hit by soo many scammers that sometimes I wonder what they see in me, as I have no money and I work to make a living. It's very weird but I dont trust anyone now so I think am safe.

I never lost any money because I read the stories here, and I was not heartbroken because I thought it was too good to be true. But I must agree, I did miss his messages in the mornings, anyway I wish I could find out who is the guy of the pictures he sent, so please be safe and don't trust them, as they only want your money and will break your heart.

Feb 01, 2018
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Gloria and the other
by: Anonymous

How do you check who set it up on an address file? I can't figure it out on facebook. Do you look at the source on browser field?

Thanks.

Feb 01, 2018
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My oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

The oil rig scammer I wrote about here was Charles Bothmann, and I have reported him and his mules to the FBI. I have been communicating still with him to get more information, and he has admitted to me that he is a scammer and I am stupid and a dummy because I am a terrible and stingy person telling him I want all my money back.

Beware ladies, he is good and has been doing this for a while.

He is a 57 year old with broken English from Boston Massachusetts.

Feb 01, 2018
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Ladies
by: Anonymous

First off they are not allowed to have phones on the Rigs, just to take pictures not to call. They communicate on the Net with only their families and that is it. My Cousin works on Atlantis and this is where my scammer said he was. But NO. When I told him oh my cousin works there I will ask him, he said oh he left and never got no pay cause he did much damage on it. Then went to Texas for a month, now in Canada. Then last night I found another picture of another man in the exact same office, So funny and three other names. Be careful

Now the lady that was going to bring her scammer to USA cause she felt sorry from him. Was he from Nigeria and went to Ghana? Living with friends in a one room place all of them? I have one of them now asking for money and begging me to bring him here, but I know of 13 other women he has scammed.

What a shame.

God Bless you all

Feb 01, 2018
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Danny Waltha and Gloria Ojigbo
by: Anonymous

I want to throw these names out for all to see. They are the names of two Nigerian Scammers.

They opened up Facebook Profiles in the name of a real man and started scamming women using this man's profile, photos and his actual name.

I reported them to Facebook as I knew the real man and they did take down one of the accounts but not the other two.

In the meantime, Danny Waltha, who actually had a Facebook profile disappeared. Whether he took it down himself or Facebook did, we will ever know.

Gloria is still on Facebook.

The funny thing is, even though they were using the real man's name, their name shows up as the ones setting up the profiles in the address file.

In case you are not aware, when you put a Facebook Scammer's profile up, the name of who set it up shows in the address bar. Sometimes it does show the real name but with same strange numbers and letters. There is a way to determine where it originates from.

Nigeria is the place.

Again, all you ladies out there that are reading these comments and posts, but think yours is different, DON'T.

They are ALL scamming you.

Feb 01, 2018
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David King Bradford?
by: Anonymous

This is a great site. Thanks to the folks who created it. "David" friended me on FB, as a friend of my cousin, who never heard of him. I

must say I "fell in love" with him over the two weeks we've been texting. But his story is exactly like the ones below, with the names changed. He says he lives in Fairbanks, but his FB page says he lives in Alaska, Wisconsin.

He is on a oil rig in the North Sea near the Netherlands for the next 90 days. Has a daughter named Sophie. Lost his wife and other daughter some time ago. Sent me photos on my gmail account. Very handsome, loves cars, says he wants to marry me when he gets back.

Before the proposal, he said he would like to take me on a vacation to any country in the world. He has not asked for any money as yet, but I have a feeling he will soon.

I consider myself a professional person with a good job, and can't believe I fell for him. Any thoughts about who he might be?

I keep hoping he is for real, but I think I've been scammed.

Thanks for listening.

Feb 01, 2018
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Called his bluff
by: Nana

Omg, my Scotland engineer needs 20,000.00 to fix a part on a machine to finish the contract and come and see me. I told him I need 32,000.00 to pay my bills since we are both asking, as he is rich, when he gets to America. Told him to send me a check from his account.

So so so full of BS. Have not heard from him. All they want is money. Ladies call there bluff, at least some of us can get them angry and they give up.

Feb 01, 2018
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Bryan Wilson
by: Anonymous

Bryan Wilson contacted me on Fb. Claimed to be an oil rig engineer out of Queens NY. I believe that he is married. I am not interested in dates with anyone online. In the middle of the conversation he disappeared with all traces. Thank goodness. I left him a message if he comes back. He cannot read it.

He is blocked.

Feb 01, 2018
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Davidson Mac Williams
by: Anonymous

He said that he is a production chemical engineer and that he works Offshore as a production Manager with British Petroleum Company. He will be out of the RIG in 3 weeks. He works 3 months on the RiG and 1 month off. His house is in Scotland.

He has a Son who is 10 years old and sent me the picture with him, and his sons name is Dave. He said I am sorry to ask you this question how much are you paid in your job? I said not enough. So he asked if I was dating, and I said no. He said that he is really scared of some ladies in the internet as he is new online and registered a weeks ago, and so far his experiences is terrible.

No one is really looking for a real relationship. He then said he loved me the way I am, and really didn't know how to make me understand how important I am for him right now.

He wants to know everything about me.

Jan 31, 2018
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Perry Roddrick
by: Anonymous

Well what can I add that’s not already been said?!?! My extremely charming single father who’d been cheated on and left with his 3 yr old daughter following the death of his girlfriend from childbirth. But we’re ok folks - the DNA test confirmed she was his!!!

I entered with caution and run a few pictures through reverse image, most were good and then one matched and I assumed he was the imposter - not my charming engineer! Cell number also checked out but was not linked with a known scam
The stories we shared, the waking up to lovely romantic messages - boy did this guy know how to use google!

Regular texting when he wasn’t ‘preparing for work’ or ‘have to workout’ then progressed to regular calls just to hear my voice and talk some more - you mean get inside my head! It was getting close to time where he’d soon be onshore and we’d meet.

I was having a wobble every other day - back through the pictures - was it the same guy? Thinking about the accent on the phone - asking questions about the rig and his work - then there was an issue with the crane that was going to cost $16500 to fix and he was short.

*BOOM* there it was...the attempt to defraud me out of cash had landed.

But I was ready and I’m glad I was! It was crazy to fall for the charm of someone I hadn’t met face to face - he was the guy of my dreams - the mind is a powerful thing together with perception! I had an evening of fun with it and by the next day there was no loving text to wake up to, only a challenge around how my attitude towards him had changed since he’d mentioned money.

I outed him and haven’t heard since. Ladies these guys are fake - go with your gut - if it sounds to good to be true - it is!!! I’m only sorry some women have sent the money and I pray others do not fall foul. The photos are genuine - they belong to a Brazilian politician and lawyer - Perry Roddrick however is a fake - a fake Facebook and Instagram- his friends are probably fake too!!!

If you’re interested he’s still looking for someone serious according to one of his Instagram accounts (he has two Facebook accounts too!) he’s giving out his email for serious girlfriend applications as sirfield2@gmail.com or check his cell +1 (267) 652-8978

These people cause serious mental and emotional damage to women who are looking for mr right and they need to be stopped!!!


Jan 31, 2018
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Got to know the scammer
by: RONI

I have commented here a few times and I got to know my scammer and am embarassed to say I loved him. Not in love but loved him as one of Gods children.

Yes I gave him money and was even going to help by sponsoring him to come to the USA so he could have a better life, but he could not stay away from scamming other women. He said he was in love with me but, only because of what he wanted from me. Not the kind of love that you would want from a good relationship.

He said all the right things, and he had come clean to me after 4 months because I found the pictures of the real man. So once we started chatting and video, I found myself infatuated with him. and wanted to help. But because I really could not help him financially he went back to scamming.

I had to walk away as I did not approve of what he was doing and he started treating me differently. So to help myself and him I used anger as it helps so I told him I was dying. Oh the ugly things he said.

Thank goodness his opinion does not matter. It has been two days. I do miss our conversations but I just keep repeating "let go and let God". Long walks with my best friend is also helping. He wanted to learn as his english got pretty good until he got mad then slipped right back to the Nigeria noise as he called it.

He wasnt always poor, but his parents let him and his siblings down by loosing the business that supported the family. He kept telling me he lived in a place that had no windows and they slept on the floor. They were all sick with thyphoid malaria, and yellow fever.

The country does not have health care, but Unicef does not help and the missionaries cannot help either or that is what he said.

I tried to understand why they felt the need to do this. Using your cell phone account to order phones and send them to your home then have you ship them so they can sell them to those who have money in the larger cities. I fell for that one but he never got them ordered somehow. Someone has the money to pay for the phones. They love their cars too. They may not drive them but they keep them clean and in running order.

Their country does not provide power like we have here. They have rolling blackouts unless you are a hotel/motel, resturant etc. But power is not for the poor and that is why you see so many in one room. Electricity is not available ever where. Most of the women are their family members.

His was his sister until she died. 16 years old. Their sweet words come from the internet. I googled his poems and found the real source of the words.

Stay safe ladies. Even the real person hurts and takes advantage of your kindness, and golden hearts. They only want your money. Not you.

Never you, but what you could do for them.

Jan 31, 2018
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What did he look like?
by: Anonymous

What did he look like?

Jan 31, 2018
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Oil engineer from Atlanta
by: Anonymous

That sounds like the same scammer that I talked to! He’s self contracted. He texted until I told him I felt he wasn’t legit, then he called to "sing me a song"... right! He sang the same lyrics over & over... Then told me that he couldn’t call much because it was very expensive. I asked when his birthday was & he gave me a different date then 2 weeks previously!!!

He was going by Rick Owen, but said all his close friends called him Davis. Don’t get hooked or roped in on any of their drama.

Jan 31, 2018
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Oil rig engineer who started his own company in Atlanta
by: Anonymous

I was communicating with this guy and he said he worked for his own company as an oil rig engineer. Luckily for me I managed to find this site and realise that all could be a scam and I stopped communicating with him after reading this site.

He started calling me dear, love, beautiful etc. This sound weird and I started to google more on that.

So be careful if people try to engage you emotionally through a faster pace.

People out there, be careful when communicating online.

Jan 30, 2018
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Derrick Patterson
by: Anonymous

Do you really think if this so called scammer was on a Rig in the gulf of Mexico he would be texting or messaging day and night? These guys work 12 hours a day and have no time for such stuff. Why do ones not get it these low-lives are scammers and not even from our country.

If the company even finds out about this if they were on it (which they are not) they would be fired. So many of us have been scammed and lost money, and I am surprised so many are still playing with these idiots and giving them their money.

When I joined this site I knew right then it was all fake after reading all the letters and then he finally admitted it. Sad but true.

Stay safe and get rid of him if he is a Rigger, why do this to yourself.

God Bless You All

Jan 29, 2018
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Craig Lisowski
by: Anonymous

If you come across him he is a scammer. He uses a daughter with kidney failure as his way of getting money. He is a 59 year old carpenter from Poland whose parents died in car wreck on the way home from having dinner. He is suppose to live in Rehoboth Massachusetts or one lady claimed he was from New Jersey.

He is very polite but I never spoke to him but when he started running his spew I shut him down and called the kettle black. He said it was embarrassing to be called that, but I said too bad and blocked him. He never got my phone number as I enjoyed my privacy.

Jan 29, 2018
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Heres what he first told me
by: Wiser now

Good morning your name once again I want to thank you for taking the time out for me to write you back giving me the privilege of communicating with you for I know whatever I've never met you before now but it is my pleasure to tell you of myself I'm an independent and hard-working gentleman born out of a small family and Clover South Carolina I am a civil engineer with British Petroleum my job is building all kinds of structural work such as scaffoldings and oil well platforms Etc your name I am new here in your town it was in March 2016 I bought the house did I live in your town your state I'm a Christian and a widow or widower my wife passed away four and a half years ago she died of cancer it was awful then we both have two wonderful kids Harry and your name they both mean the world to me Harry's in the military while your name lives in Ontario Canada with her aunt her mom's immediate younger sister my dad is German while my mom is Brazilian from Rio De Janeiro Brazil both of my parents passed over 10 years ago my parents had just me and my younger sister Michelle who lives with her family in Sweden.

This could be the format that you receive these are all lies and this is exactly word for word what he told me to soften my heart and soften my mind and then romance me and then he went in for the kill.

He received $26,000 of my hard earned money all by life saying that his crane broke down and then saying that if he needed technicians to fly in from Scotland to fix the crane and then saying he needed airfare and hotel rooms total $26,000.

It will take me five long years to pay back the debt that this man cost me and a lot of heartache and grief as he played on my heart and he played on my love.

He played on my Christian faith and I was prey of the oil rig engineer scams.

Jan 29, 2018
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Smooth Operator/Derrick Patterson
by: Anonymous

I think we are being "scammed" by the same guy.
My scammer is also in the Gulf of Mexico, on contract and working six days a week. Texts and messages day and night. Cannot wait to meet me in person. He also took down his profile Facebook photo and started with messenger.

You sent money once, believe me, he will be back. Doesn't matter if you are married or not.

Mine went by a different name but had a very handsome stolen photo.

Block him!!!!

Jan 29, 2018
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Terry Dunford
by: Sarah

I looked him up on Facebook and found three profiles. One was set up by someone named Sholheazi Banks. If you look at these profiles it will show you who set them up in the address bar. Also, that one has several likes on his photos. Most are Nigerian. One was an American woman. So sad.

Please tell your sister to look at all his profiles and see who likes his pictures. He is scamming her. If she confronts him he will deny it and even say someone is stealing his information.

That is the SCAM. She needs to block him and stop all contacting with me.

She will NEVER meet him and NEVER get her money back.

Jan 29, 2018
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Morgan Mullins Flenjo
by: Allison

Here is another one. Tried to friend me and one of my friends on Facebook. Both of us turned him away. He then took his profile down. Beware ladies. He may resurface.

Jan 28, 2018
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Terry Dunford
by: Anonymous

He is definitely a scammer. He has so many facebook accounts and I am pretty sure FB doesn't care. I have reported so many to them but they don't do anything about it. Please show your sister this website and his facebook accounts.

She may not believe you and would think you're ruining her lovelife but do all you can to stop her from keeping the communication open between her and the scammer.

He will ask for more.

Jan 28, 2018
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Smooth operator
by: Anonymous

Name is Derrick Patterson, and he has a daughter in boarding school while he is on contract in the gulf of Mexico on oil rig. Works six days a week. Loves me and everything about me and can't wait til we meet and he can spend the rest of his life with me.

Truth be told, and I told him the truth, I am in my 70's, married, not leaving my husband for him or anyone else. He knows all the right things to say in texts. Facebook profile disappeared once he got my phone number. Texts in the middle of the night and various times during day.

Called me several times and his voice did not match up with his picture or details of his profile. I complained because of his heavy accent and told him it was hard to understand him. English very broken for someone who is native Texan. Daughter had birthday and he wanted me to send her some money. Like a fool I did send her a small amount to the address he gave me.

Haven't heard from him since. His picture is handsome, but I think it must be a stolen pic judging from his voice.

Jan 28, 2018
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Terry Dunford
by: Jane

My sister, age 77 has been being scammed by this man. He calls himself Terry Dunford. He has been coming to get her for 6 months now. She has sent him 30,000.

I would like to know if there is any authorities that can help in stopping this or can help us.

He uses the phone # 804 506 8857

Jan 28, 2018
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Watch out
by: Anonymous

Hames Lukas using his email: hameslukas@gmail.com is using photos from grant cardone's instagram and scamming ladies. He said he was a widow with 2 little girls, his wife died during heart surgery, he was the only child of his late parents. He also says he works at an oil rig in Ireland.

WATCH OUT FOR THIS FAKE lovely and sweet guy!!! Apparently he has been scamming other ladies for money. He has been chatting with me for 4 weeks!!! I found his pictures on Grant Cardone's instagram account!!!

Jan 27, 2018
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Morgan from Iowa
by: Anonymous

This guy contacted me through Farmers Only. He has a thick Russian Ukrainian accent even though he said he grew up in Canada and his dad was a missionary from Idaho.

It was strange when he would never answer my questions but wanted more info about me. The number he texts me from is 225-245-7317. Glad I followed my instinct and did some research.

I feel a bit foolish, but better that than broke or dead.

Jan 27, 2018
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Chris D Williams
by: Sarah

There is no way to Stop them as long as they are still successful in their scams. My scammer was Chris Anderson also in the gulf of Mexico. Also loved me. Could be the same Nigerian scammer. He is not a white man in his 60's.

If your Mother is still involved with him, tell her she is not the only one he loves.

We can compare words and poems and phrases.

Maybe that will convince her.

I got out without losing a dime.

She needs to block him before he gets more of her money.

Jan 27, 2018
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Irish oil rig
by: Anonymous

Hello. Please can anyone tell me if they have had a familiar experience. An Irish man who works off shore a lot on an oil rig in Scotland etc. Irish accent. Has a 16 year old daughter the nanny looks after. Says he will retire soon.

He is getting my grandma who lives in the U.K. to do ‘jobs’ for him as he is unable to while he is working offshore. I’m not sure what these are and I’m worried.

Goes by the name of Cole.

Jan 27, 2018
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Christopher D Williams
by: Anonymous

Chris D. Williams, Christopher D. Williams on a oil rig scam. Said he worked out of the gulf in Houston. He took my widowed mother for thousands of dollars. Told her he loved her and said he needed money for his company parts, and equipment He said when he retires in a few months he will give her all his retirement.

She's a lonely old widow and she believed that he loved her and was going to taker her away. We fought with her constantly and tried to tell her that he was a con man but she never believed us and got angry when we would try to tell her. I called the police and FBI and they wouldn't do anything unless she reported it. These people need to be stopped.

He has pictures of a white male, 62 years old

Jan 27, 2018
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Leo Forcados
by: Anonymous

Definitely we were contacted by the same man, he had two beautiful girls taken care of by a nanny Rosa, while he is working overseas in UK. I sent a follow request to some of his contacts on IG to try to warn them, three or them might be saved by my move.

I can see (through another IG account) he’s still around, and the real person he took his photos from is a very rich man, a book writer, an entrepreneur and his name is Grant Cardone.

How I found him? I use the " reverse photo" (google) and uploaded one of the photos he sent me (him and his 2 girls sitting on a bench) and bam! There he was, the real one, I sent him an email letting him know his identity has been stolen to scam people.

He replied asking for the link of his fake accounts. Since the last talk, he wrote to me that " I lost my chance with him!" LOL.

Stay safe ladies!

Jan 26, 2018
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Italian stalian
by: Anonymous

I had a man contact me by the name of Eugene Mclaren. Said he was on an oil rig in the gulf of Mexico but his home was in Dublin Ireland. One child, megan, 16 yrs of age. Wife died of breast cancer. Deep dark brown eyes. Strong accent.

Told me he was Italian. I fell in love with him. At first he was very stern but then loosened up and was very funny.

He eventually did ask for money

Jan 26, 2018
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Response to How to Stop the Scam
by: Anonymous

I think you know that it is too late. He already took everything your mother-in-law had. Where is she living if she sold her house?

Once she has nothing left he will disappear never to be heard from again.

Then she will realize it wasn't so different after all.

These men are predators and prey on the weak with all their sweet lies and poems.

I feel very sorry for her.

But if he should turn out to be the real deal and shows up at her doorstep with all the money she gave him, please let us know.

Jan 26, 2018
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Oil engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

My oil engineer scammer had sent me fake pictures, fake passport, fake Mexico company contract, fake bank account and introduced to me a fake FBI during the past 6 months communicating with him.

He had stopped contacting me for 3 weeks since I refused to send him money for paying his tax in Mexico.

Suddenly he texted me yesterday and said that I abandoned him and I had found another man right. I don't know how to respond to him because they are just heartless creatures with no morality. They just wanted to rip off our money and still blame us not to give them more. They thought that we had to pay them for their time to chat with us.

We have to stand strong and don't let them win. I want to report all his fake documents so that no body will be victimized again. But don't know
where to report it.

Jan 25, 2018
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Joshua...
by: Anonymous

He told me he is from Tbilisi, Georgia. Born in Italia. Great looking, 39 years old. Pipeline engineer.

Dad dead for a few years. Mom in Colorado. Mom was sick and he takes care for her. Live in Quebec city for a few weeks. But was in New Brunswick for a lot a years.

Travel a lot. Has a lot of big houses (Toronto, St-Johns, Quebec). Works a lot.

Met him in Tinder. Told me that i'm the wowan of his dreams. Gone to Saudi Arabia, Vegas, Alaska. Made for him a big transfer of cash to pay his customers. But because of another transaction, it's failed. I have to lend him cash to pay his customer, promised me to pay me back (a lot of thousand dollars). But I think he was rich and he didn't refund me.

I lost a lot. All of my children school fund. I just want to find him to say he is a scammer and don't want another woman to be his victim.

His name... Joshua.

If you know or are in contact with him, contact me. He told him to be in Canada, Quebec especially.

Jan 25, 2018
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How to stop the scam?
by: Anonymous

My Mother in-law has gave him all her money plus all her stocks. She sold her house that she owned outright and give him or (them) that money. And now she sold her 2014 Ford Mustang that she also owned outright and gave him that money.

Ubers to and from work at a cost of $50 a day. And just yesterday found that her bank account was hacked and in -1000 behind. So I and wife are now driving her to and from work.

Long story short. HOW DO I GET HER TO UNDERSTAND? Now you can say: send her this link and let her read everything people are posting about the same oil rig crap.

Well I have and she comes back with: this is different.

Jan 25, 2018
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His name is Daniel Dejuan Alvarez
by: Anonymous

Yep he thought he could scam me. He was supposed to meet but "all of a sudden" he got a contract with "rain for rent". He even sent me a copy of the contract. 4 days on the oil rig and he asked for $200 to "update his database". 4 days later her said the the "IRS came aboard the rig and placed an embargo on all work" because he didn’t have his "certificate of incorporation" and it would cost 15K to have it expedited and he needed it in 48 hours.

Needless to say he was messing with a smart girl and he then got mad and was like "you don’t love me because you won’t do this for me". He tried for DAYS to get me to give him money.

I played along and told him that I would get a JOINT loan but needed all his info, SSN, W2s, etc. Then he was mad because I placed "conditions" on my love for him.

Same story of a widower with a 6 year old son, petroleum engineer, raised in Mexico. I’m actually going to call Rain for Rent and report the scam to them.

He uses the same name in his Facebook profile.

BEWARE LADIES I MET THIS ONE IN CHRISTIAN MINGLE AND HE TALKS THE TALK!!

Jan 25, 2018
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Leo Forcados
by: Anonymous

I think you and I may have had the same scammer. First of all, there is no "might be talking". He IS a scammer. Glad you found out before sending him any money.

I, too, was called baby, babe, my queen, my love, the queen of my heart. Every morning there was a sweet poem.

He used the identity of a very attractive, well dressed man. His grammar was bad, his accent very thick and told me he was from Germany.

After connecting on Facebook as "friends" he started with the messenger. A few days later, he took his profile down from Facebook.

Also, I spent some time researching different scam sites and found the picture of him that he was using.

He contacted me last night (the 24th) through Messenger. I thought I had him blocked, but apparently did not. He told me he was in a predicament but did not want to burden me with his troubles. I guarantee that predicament was a broken pump. I did not respond.

Please post his picture on the site that ED. provided under the name he gave you as Leo Forcados. I am curious to see if it is the same man he is using for me.

I just made sure I blocked him this time. You should do the same.

We need to make it as difficult as we can for them. And as someone else stated here, they may be running out of money as more of us become aware BEFORE sending them anything.

Jan 25, 2018
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Scam or not
by: Andrea

Ok. So I was contacted through Instagram by this man who purportedly ‘fell in love with my picture’.

First time it’s happened to me. He goes by the namer Williams Frank 580 or Frank Williams on FB. The photos on FB are supposedly a 58 Yr old widower with 2 girls aged 8 & 11 from Vienna Austria.

Lives in Austin Texas and has a nanny who looks after his daughters while he is on an oil rig in the Fulf of Mexico on a 3 week contract. So after calling me ‘dear’ 'love’ Sweetheart’ I’m madly in love with you & want to come to Australia & marry you.

This has been going on for 4 weeks now and he sent me flowers, chocolates & a teddy bear.
Then this week it started. Can I lend him $45,000.00 AUD because one of his pieces of equipment has broken down. I’ll get it straight back and he closed his bank down because of ‘sea pirates’?

No way is he getting money off me but he is still ringing (I can’t understand him when he does) for someone living in the US for 25 years he sounds very foreign).

Has anyone heard of this guy? Is he real or not? Not that he’s ever getting money out of me. I would love some feedback from anyone who can help me here.

Jan 25, 2018
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Leo Forcados
by: Anonymous

I might be getting scammed by Leo Forcados, he says he’s an oil rig worker in UK, approached me through FB, very soon wanted to WhatsApp with me, and every morning there’s a very sweet messsge, he started to call me babe, baby, my queen, queen of my heart, love.

For about 3 weeks he’s been so nice , but last night he told me there’s a broken pump that needs to be bought, and if I can help him "sort this out" he wants me to send me $2,280

In the pictures he seems to be a very handsome man, 55 yrs old, in good shape, very well dressed, bad grammar written English, his accent is not very well defined, but definitely not of an person from USA, he said he was brought when he was 5 yrs old from Germany, he deactivated his FB account and quickly asked me to move to IG.

I think the real person might be notified his pictures are being used for bad purposes, and pictures of them should be allowed here to expose them. Please any information will be appreciated!

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

http://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Jan 25, 2018
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Ray W
by: Anonymous

Reading other people's notes I now know that I been texting and talking to a scammer, he goes by Ray W a hunk on the picture, from ND widower and a 14 years old daughter, now in the Golf oil digger for Exxon.

Same pattern as the others. The only thing that he got out of me was a $15.00 Itunes card for better signal so we could talk. I get to say hi to the other 2 scammers Richard Scott and Franklin Anderson (on Instagram) same story, strong accent, hard to understand and same job oh and widower. some says that we have 6senses I say we have God to protect us.

Mucho Ojo! be aware.

Jan 25, 2018
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And now for fun.
by: Helen

You will not believe how many hits I get a day. I go along with them. It’s pretty funny. I have not been scammed. I don’t fall for people easily. I let them believe I do. They are relentless. One guy wanted my number. I said no. He still proceeded to send me his number. He said he is rarely on the dating site (Okcupid).

He has been on every time I went on. His writing is horrible. Be careful everyone. They must be running low on funds. They are out in full force. I think they are getting desperate.

Jan 24, 2018
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And now for fun
by: Anonymous

These people are relentless. I put my profile up again and have had conversations with 2 gentlemen. I pretty much told the first one straight out that I was on to him.

The next one gave me a story about being from NE with a Swedish mom and having been raised there.

I play along, ‘ oh, must have a cute accent etc.,

He said he’s new to the app & wants to go on ‘Hangouts’.

‘No’

‘But i’m In MA on a business trip & this is easier.’

‘Not giving personal information until we meet in person.’

‘I won’t share your information with anyone.’

‘A gentleman will let the lady lead & you won’t get that information until we meet in person.’

That’s the last I heard from him.

Got a couple more that I’m weeding through.

I’ m making a sport of it now. Makes me feel better leading them on and then standing up to them.

We all need to do that so they know that we are starting to see through their schemes.

Jan 24, 2018
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Oil rig engineer
by: Kara

So it looks like I was being scammed by the same guy as Nancy was at the same time. Crazy. I started talking to him on 1/15/18 and thankfully found this post. Her description is exactly the same as the guy I was talking to.

Other details in my situation: He said his name was Harry Markson and had a daughter named Kim who got into Oxford at age 15. He said she wanted to talk with me. I'm assuming this person is actually his girlfriend. I never talked to her, though. I became suspect yesterday (1/24/2018) when he asked me to buy him an iTunes card.

Thanks for posting Nancy!

Jan 24, 2018
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Jeff Melvin Robert
by: Anonymous

Here is another one. Contacted one of my friends through Facebook. Someone shared his profile and wrote FAKE on it. So apparently he is making the rounds. He may take it down soon! But, the people that liked his photo appear to be African!

Be on the look out ladies and be aware.

Jan 23, 2018
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Be careful...they are all over!!
by: Anonymous

My heart was scammed about 9 months ago but thankfully not my money. I have not been back online since. Finally decided to try Bumble because the women have to make the first move and I thought I would be able to determine if someone’s profile was a scammer. Selected a guy named John who was an engineer but not on an oil rig. In sentence 1, he called me beautiful. In sentence 2, he asked me to switch to WhatsApp. In sentence 3, he asked me if I was married or had kids, and finally in sentences 4 and 5, he told me he was a widow with one son and his wife died in childbirth.

I immediately shut him down!!

Moral to the story is that they are everywhere and attack you when you expect it and when you don’t. Do not let your guard down. If you meet someone online, even if they seem completely legitimate, meet them in person before you give out your real information.

Never give your real name, phone number, or email online. Be sure to protect yourself from these predators.

Stay safe!!

Jan 23, 2018
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New one - Christopher Grover
by: Anonymous

I say fool me once, shame on me, try it again & i’ll call you out.

I’ve been on this dating app for about 3 days without any activity. Today I get a message from "Christopher, age 54 from Illinois", no picture in his profile & no interests etc.

I responded. He said: let me have your number so we can talk. Nope, not gonna fall for that again.

"But I’m a good Christian looking for a God fearing woman, you can look at my profile on Facebook". He’s in Engineering for construction of roads & building homes, went to the University of Chicago.

I told him I’m a Pagan and got my Masters in BS from the University of Nigeria and believe in Karma.

That was it.

I’ve decided that I’m going to call them out as they contact me and have a little fun doing it.

Jan 23, 2018
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I was scammef
by: Anonymous

Dr. Oz has a program on right now about on line dating but it’s not for money so it can be deadly
Please watch it and be safe.

Jan 23, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammers
by: Anonymous

I know how you feel, mine always called me Sunshine, or My Wife and his machines always broke down, needed a drill bit to fix it, or a cable snapped, or an arm broke in the heavy winds. One time he tripped and hit his head and he needed money for his men. Nope, he got me a few times then I refused.

Please do not get taken in by this nonsense of these so called Riggers. He sent me another message this morning, Good Morning Sunshine (My Wife) I will love you forever and cannot wait till we are together. Not happening. He is the same guy as Tom Erol who you can see his picture on the other page Ed puts up to see pictures.

This picture he sent he is sitting in an office with glasses hanging down with a hold on each arm of the glasses, a name on his shirt but I cannot read it. Office is kind of a mess, but the picture says it was modified on January 10th,

Be careful Ladies.

Jan 23, 2018
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Richard Moore
by: Anonymous

My curiosity got the best of me so I looked him up on Facebook. Found Richard Moore Benjamin. This one lives in Boston MA and went to The Ohio State and is originally from Italy. Nothing on his profile but someone's stolen photos. If you go back and look, all the people that "liked" his photos are African.

What a joke is right.

He fits the profile all right. Of a born loser.

So glad you got rid of him.

Jan 23, 2018
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Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

I was contacted by a very handsome man named Norman Jackson. It started off slow and he was fun to talk to but it turned to baby, baby I love you and want to be with you forever. I started asking questions after questions. He told me I asked to many questions and don't talk to him anymore!

I got dumped by a scammer hahaha!

Jan 22, 2018
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Oil rig
by: Anonymous

Yes, I talked to Kelvin Roberts for over a year, and he was very nice, romantic, promised all kinds of things, very romantic, beautiful Italian accent, told me he was in love with me, wanted to come stay with me 3 month's before going to get his 17 yr. old daughter from boarding school. I kept many pictures of him, white very short hair, nice physically, but I thought he was gay. We also talked on the phone, very pleasant speaking.

I told him I thought he was a scammer, and he laughed, and got upset. I haven't heard from him since him leaving the rig to go home to Texas, everything says he's missing.

Jan 22, 2018
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Oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

My oil rig scammer told me I was his last love of his life and called me his sunshine, he had a part that broke down and kept coming up with excuses and reasons and more and more money.

He is a very romantic man and knows how to get to your heart, his name is Charles Bothman (Charles Boothmann), 57 years old and is divorced with a 20 year old daughter in Canada studying to be a pharmacist.

He is supposedly from Boston Massachusetts, a technical engineer with his own company and a contract with Shell Oil Company.

Beware ladies

Jan 22, 2018
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I had an oil rig engineer too
by: Anonymous

I hadn't responded to any of the many DMs received on Twitter but this guy, Heath Collins caught my eye. We DMd for a couple of weeks & then went to email. I set up a bogus account, didn't want my real info out there & my Twitter account has no location/real name.

So we had then been emailing & DMing up until two nights ago. I've been out of the dating scene for about 15yrs, and my how things have changed. He was as sweet & charming as could be. There was broken English but he told me up front he was Israeli. Seemed too good to be possible. So a week ago I researched and came across this group, and was stuned. Hurt. Mad. Low & behold 2 days ago he asked for $100 iTunes card for 'our' son.

I said no, but he pleaded, then got mad, then went away 😁. He screwed with my head/heart but didn't get what he wanted. Lesson well learned. Trust nobody you haven't met in person & do your research.

Jan 22, 2018
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(Oil rig scammer) Charles Bothmann
by: Anonymous

This one persued me even though we live 1200 miles apart, supposedly he lives in Boston MA and is a technical engineer and has a contract with Shell oil Co. He said he was somewhere where it was cold. There was a seven year age difference but he said age didn't bother him.

He said he was divorced with a 20 year old daughter studying to be a pharmacist. First the pressure pump broke and he needed to order a new one but he had to order it thru his company he has good standings with in Canada and the part cost $130,000 but because he has such a good standing with the company the were going to let him have it at a half price so he needed money, then there was a government tax, at the border he couldn't get it across because of some EPA charge and then a border tax, when I wouldn't help him anymore he told me good bye, but during this whole thing he kept telling me how much he loved me, he couldn't wait to get out of the rig to meet me and we were going to have a very loving life together.

He had broken english, was a very romantic man that of course said the right things that any woman would love to hear.

Beware ladies, he is a romantic. He said he is 57 years old and is originally from Germany and moved to the US with his mom, who passed away and then he moved to Canada. I have all bank receipts, names, addresses.

Jan 22, 2018
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

Another scammer. Sweet talking then goes in for the money. Single father with 4 year old.

Ferran Adria.

We should post the pics too

Jan 22, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

Please be aware of a Richard Moore, he contacted me through face book and I accepted him and he says he lives in Lakewood California and is self employed and has an office. He refuses to do FaceTime and then he said he won a bid to work on an abandoned oil rig in Houston Texas.

He stated that one of his generators broke and if I could please send him $5000.00 and he would pay me back as soon as the job was finished. I got really angry at him for asking me and I knew he was a scammer. I told him I wouldn’t even send him $1.00 much less $5000.00.

I have blocked him from my phone and Facebook. I will never send money to a man, so ladies don’t do it no matter how much they beg, they aren’t worth it . Look him up on Facebook as he goes by Richard Moore went to Berkeley and is originally from Fresno Ohio . What a joke

Jan 22, 2018
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Advice Getting Her Out
by: Anonymous

They will bleed her dry if she already is not broke. Once she is broke and cannot send them anymore money she will be of no use to them. They will stop contacting her and disappear. She will be left heartbroken and broke. You must delete and block them from however they are sending her texts and messages.

There are ways. Make her sit down and read all our comments. None of them love her. They are using her for money and know how to get it. I feel so bad for anyone that has been scammed. The money, yes, and the heartache!

Steven Donald does NOT exist. They are Nigerian men and women too. They are all young. BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK. If they are on facebook, report them. Block her access to all of it. Change her passwords and every way they are getting to her.

Once they find someone weak and vulnerable they pass along her information to others. They work in packs, like animals. That is what they are.

Keep us posted.

All of us will tell you the same thing.

Their words mean nothing. They call her my love, my queen, my dear. They send her hugs and kisses. They tell her how beautiful she is. We have all been there.

Expose them.

Jan 22, 2018
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They have my mom good. Advice getting her out?
by: Anonymous

My dad passed away a year and a half ago. Back in April my mom started talking about this Steven Donald. He is on an oil rig and was getting ready to come back for leave and wanted to meet up. I told her he was a scammer. She is barely getting by on her income and these at least 3 guys keep messing with her.

He lays it on thick and when she questions him, he gets hateful and threatens to leave cause the woman he loves wouldnt question him. I got my moms old phone for my daughter and opened it to start going through to see what to save to the card before I wiped it. Omg, it makes me sick to read their messages.

They have been gaslighting her for months. She has sent them thousands of dollars, and there's 3 phones out there in her name.

I don't know what to do or how to address this. She is about to lose her house and begging for money to get by on. I don't know where she is even getting this money shes sending.

Has she opened cards or loans for them too?? She is going to be so upset but I am turning this in.

I just dont know who to go to

Jan 22, 2018
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Beware of Northern Trust Company Scammer
by: Sarah

My only scammer hijacked the account of a nice looking man from the state of Massachusetts and used a couple of photographs of this man alone and this man with his young daughter. He went by the name of Chris Anderson with me but also may have used the name of Fred Daniels and Nylan Jonas with the same man's photos. It took me a few hours of research to find the real man's identity.

Now it appears that he is using this man again and has set up a Facebook Profile showing that the man is from Miami but lives in Stockholm Sweden working for Northern Trust Company (whatever that is). This profile is actually using the real man's name not a fake one.

Not sure why he would do that unless he is hoping that by using his real name women will believe him. All his friends are African on this site.


I sent the information to Facebook but when they responded to me it indicated that they were going to actually investigate the real man. I did not want that so I cancelled it.

Can anyone offer any insight as to why he would use the real identity??

We have to be extremely careful as they are getting more clever. Perhaps as more women get wise and they are not bringing in as much money, they are resorting to other ideas of scamming.

These creatures are very clever. They talk so sweet and flatter us into thinking that we are the only woman in the world. All of us get the same thing only different variations.

There has to be a way to stop them.

Even though I had my doubts early on, it wasn't until I found this site, that I knew for sure.

Never sent him a dime!

Keep sharing your stories. Hopefully it will convince someone that is on the fence to get off and get rid of him!

Jan 21, 2018
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How can I catch a scammer and Linda
by: Anonymous

First if you become his mule you can be arrested for money laundering. Think about that before you do such a thing and how you will look in Orange once they catch you. My Scammers Mule got caught and is in Prison for 2 years. Love it.

Linda,
I so agree with you on Oil Riggers and Engineers. They are all phony but some just do not want to listen. Mine got a hold of me again last night and believe it or not is in Canada now instead of the Gulf of Mexico and asked for an Itune card today. I flat out said NO he will get nothing from me.

So many letters on here about Oil Rig Workers even on the way down from a Engineer telling women to stay away from these guys for they are fake. They have NO time for you on a Oil Rig. I told my scammer I was suppose to fly to Nigeria with my Lawyer for we knew he was from there. And that is where the mules sent the money.

He said he was glad I did not go with my attorney for they have crude oil there and they buy it and then sell it for a better price. They are All From Nigeria. He admitted that again to me today.

Please open your eyes, handsome does not matter, wonderful words you are dying to hear does not matter. Get Rid Of Them As Linda Said. I lost money so I know how you feel.

Its not worth losing money and having your heart broke.

Take care.

Jan 21, 2018
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How can I catch a scammer
by: Wiser Now

How we catch a fish is bait them then we reel them in if you can possibly get some names to go to the police get a contact on the other side that would be perfect. Call your Police Department and see if he can get a detective to act as you or something like that and see if he can't bite them.

We have got to get a handle on this so call your police dept and maybe they have a fraud department or get as many names as possible but do not break the law yourself.

Sugar gets the flys and worms get the fish and we have got to catch them low life scoundrels at their own game.

Come ladies let us all combat this evil of oil rig scams and all the other as well.

Jan 21, 2018
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Scammer - I’ve reported them
by: Anonymous

I’ve reported this David J. Harris to both AOL and to the customer service for the dating app he had found me on.

If we band together and report these scammers to the dating sites I hope we can keep them from preying on any other unsuspecting victims.

Try to remember the screen name he used, how he contacted you and email address that was used. Contact that provider and let them know that the account is being used to commit fraud. The more flags the dating websites get the better they may be able to vet their subscribers. Dates of first contact, etc.

I’ve suggested that the app I was contacted through use pop up warnings, especially for female subscribers. They claim to verify the pictures that are posted, so I don’t know how they got through.

Also contact your local radio stations and put these scammers on blast.

Let’s minimize future victims.

Also red flags I saw but let slide:

1. Professional picture in the profile
2. Good English, but small grammatical errors and spelling mistakes that just don’t match the education level they claim to have.
3. Playing up certain attributes (mine was my smile)
4. This guy had an aol address and a link to his business website. The website had some grammatical errors that a professional company shouldn’t have and no pictures of the staff.

Add anything else I may have missed.

I want to see Karma come back on these guys. Fool me once.

Jan 21, 2018
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One more scammer
by: Anonymous

Hi. I have contact with leo harry and he told me that he is an american working in Australia. His son is in america an he is a widower. I just felt from the beginning that he is a scam. He wanted to give me 20000 dollar. to my email address but to recieve it I have to pay 690 dollars but I didn't

I was speaking with him and he sounded like an african with simple English and the sound of his voice was not like an American. I told him this and he said that he is half from Italy but Italian people speak different.

I have received an email from his "agent" but now they have everything such as my address and my email. Its bad.

Jan 21, 2018
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How Can I Catch This Scamer
by: Anonymous

Walk away from this and contact the FBI. That is a crime and you will be complicit. Let the FBI tell you what to do.

That is the best advice anyone can give you.

Always remember, you are not the only one he is
romancing and scamming.


Jan 21, 2018
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Catch them?
by: Anonymous

FBI or CIA might be a start.

I’ve told the guy that I have friends at the CIA and that the info has been handed over.

Partially true.

I feel better. Let them be looking over their shoulder.

Jan 21, 2018
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Oil engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

To the lady who wants to catch this scammer. I had experience to deal with moneygram. No need to bring the local police or any witness. What you should do is cal