Charles Bothmann (oil rig scammer)

by Debra Levesque

This romantic man pursued me for three months. I tried three times to say good bye to him, but he would call me and romnce me back.

His name is Charles Bothman (Boothmann), he says he is 57 years old and lives in Boston Massachusetts. He is a technical engineer and has his own company and a contract with Shell Oil Co. and has a crew that works for him on an offshore oil rig somewhere where he kept telling me it was cold.

He is divorced with a 20 year old daughter.
When we started out he told me that I was the last love of his life, kept calling me sunshine, how much he loved me, respected me and couldn't wait to get out of the rig and meet me and how much of a loving happy life we would have.

First before Halloween the pressure pump broke and he tried to fix it but he needed to order a new one from the company he does business with in Canada, the part cost $130,000.00 but because he has such good standings with the company that they were going to let him have it at half price until he finished the job then he had to pay the difference.

He gave me a fake bank account and asked me to transfer from "his" bank account to the company, but of course it didn't work, so he needed money to send to the company to pay for the
part, so he got most of it and wanted me to come up with $2000.00.

After that was settled, he said he had to pay the Canadian Government a tax on the part so that was another $6500.00, so once again he cried and bellyached on how much money needed, again he asked me to help and pay another $1500.00. Then when the part got to the Canadian/US border there the EPA got involved and held up the truck so that was another $6800.00.

During this whole process now it was after Christmas and he cried about not being able to be with me at Christmas. Then he needed to pay a border patrol cost of another $6200.00. I told him I could not help him anymore so he got angry and said how could someone that loved him not be willing to help him, never mind that I had depleated my account and took out a loan for him to help him, but that didn't count because I could not help him anymore, so he told me good bye and that he would pay me back every cent I spent to help him, not to worry.

Well it has now been a week and I am still waiting. I told him to make sure he watches his back every time he turns around. I have every bank receipt that I deposited, names, addresses, and the banks that were used.

So ladies beware of this romantic scammer from Boston Massachusetts

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Oct 03, 2020
Report This Scammer!
by: Debbi

Hi Ladies: I am the the lady who placed a comment on Aug 3/20. You need to report this scammer to Facebook, and if enough of us send a report they will take this profile off and block it.

Facebook is not very reliable I know but every week/month that someone sends in a complaint they will eventually take notice. I am in the process of fighting with them to do something as I am sick of this guy/operation insulting our intelligence.

There is enough crap going on right now. If you are Canadian, contact the RCMP not your local Police, they will help you!! If Enough woman call, they gain more information. If you are American contact your State official and ask to speak to a female that has high authority and you want something done.

Tell them about this site, and let them know there are several comments of fellow women being approached!!! This needs to stop!!

Once they have contact with you, you are now on a list so be careful as you will get calls from unknown numbers, txt messages about trouble with your bank and on and on.

Never ever give your security codes for "ANYTHING" Call your cell provider, let them know you have been approached and your number is not secure. You need them to change your number for free or you will go to another provider.

It is a hassle changing your number but it does not pale in comparison to the harassment you will endeavour. There is an election, they are out full force with hacking. I promise you I am a real person so if you would like to contact me to help stop this scam - contact me via email.
If enough of you ask, I will set up a secure email for that contact and post it on this site.
Any scammers reading this, you will only give me more information to have you shut down and arrested on criminal charges regardless of what country you are contacting from.

Do not underestimate our RCMP here in Canada, they can find anyone!!!!

Oct 02, 2020
Facebook Dating
by: Anonymous

This scammer liked me on Facebook dating. He looked harmless enough so I responded. He used all the lines on me that he has used on the women here except for asking for money. I emailed him and told him the jig was up and don't contact me. I have blocked him completely

Sep 29, 2020
Charles from Facebook
by: Anonymous

I also got a like on Facebook from Charles. I looked up the company he claimed to work for and it is the same picture. I feel sorry for the real Charles.

He claims he is 58 and from Sweden with a 17 year old daughter who lives in the UK. He now says he is located in Boise, Idaho and wants to find a lasting relationship.

It always raises a red flag with me when right away they want your phone number and e-mail address. He was very hurt that I would not trust him enough to give him my phone number.

Thank heavens I checked out his name!

If they want your phone number right away and feel hurt that you won't give it to them...delete their request and move on.

Sep 03, 2020
by: Anonymous

Hello everyone, I just received a like on fb dating. It has now gone to emails. I just found this out about him and thank God I did. I would never ever send money to anyone. It didn't get to that as it is in the early stages. I cannot believe this.

Is that pic the real person that they are using. This is so sad. Should I contact someone.

Aug 26, 2020
Scammers beware
by: Sunshine

Hi, I am from Canada and I am in the process of writing to Charles Bothman. And everything that was said below is what he is telling me. His daughter is 17 years old and she lives with her mother in England. he is divorced and he works on a big cargo ship but should be docking sometime soon.

But when I ask him when and where he will be landing there is no answer. He has not asked me for money as yet. I have already been badly burned By other scammers, and they managed to ruin my life.

I will not let this bug destroy my life. I will string him along and get the RCMP involved.

Ladies please be careful. I don’t want what happened to me happened to any of you.

Aug 23, 2020
From Canada
by: Honey

Hi. I'm from Canada. Charles Bothman is a scammer here as well. He also has a sidekick Bowser Jerry. Be careful ladies. In Canada you can call the police and they will connect you to a detective. The person will be investigated.

Aug 18, 2020
Scaming Charles Bothman
by: Anonymous

Hi Ladies, this guy still is burdening me. Yesterday he called me with a number from Wisconsin that I blocked. Today he sent me an email and treating me like I have stolen his 25000 Dollars. But the bank Sounded it out and it was a stolen cheque and gave it back to the company.

He told me the RMCP would get me and I never will forget the consequences. He gave me 24 hours to give him his money.

I cant believe that a scammer goes to such lengths to get money. I keep all the correspondence, maybe I can give it to the RMCP.

Aug 12, 2020
Charles Bothman
by: Anonymous

Hi Ladies, he played the same game with me. He sent me a cheque with FedEx over 25000 $. The bank told me today that it was a stolen cheque from this company. The luggage he sent to my address includes a lot of money he hasnt declared and I have to pay 2318$ to the delivery company.

The bank found out that the delivery company is a scam. Im glad that I never payed any money.

Please Ladies be careful!

Aug 03, 2020
Run for The Hills
by: Anonymous

Something was not adding up and a friend told me about this site.

Once I punched in his name Charles Bothman which he gave me freely and after 4 weeks of communicating, he managed to get my full name and address by saying he did not want to loose communication, so he gave me his address here in Toronto.

I google mapped it to find out it was a large house and it made sense for him to have property that large for the job he did.

Thank gawd for my friend helping me and this site or I would have wasted more time.

I know better than to give money but this guy is good as he came across very smart with knowledge of grammar and spelling which usually is not the case.

Things to know:

Age: 58
From: Sweden
Child: daughter 17
Phone number:1-647-410-3713
Company of Employment:Intact Engineering Corp

He is divorced as wife had an affair with close friend, parents died in an auto accident, he moved from Boston to Toronto and is a Project Supervisor of the Engine Room on a Cargo Ship from new Zealand to Montreal.

After a few weeks he will start to call you Sunshine and repeating how much he misses you, how lonely it is on board and even sent me a you tube song that reminded him of me.

As i said, things were not adding up and he was moving way to fast for a man of his schooling.

He has not asked for money yet, I am stringing him along until he does and then will give the RCMP the information.

This scammer is well educated, and writes emails well.

I knew something was up when it would take a few days for him to respond to emails and texts saying his work was very busy etc. I watched the times of communication.

He never answered my questions but would constantly tell me how much he was falling for me. Yesterday he actually said I Love You and that was the last red flag.

Yes i am angry, he wasted my time but the insult to my intelligence has me burning more.

I feel really bad for the real Charles who has had his Identity stolen.

I have contacted him personally to make him aware of this crime!!!

The main company is in Germany and the profile picture the scammer is using, is from the website.

It was easy to contact him so ladies send the Real Charles an email and lets get this guy!!!

Waiting to hear from the real Charles and RCMP here in Canada.

Jun 29, 2020
Charles Bothman (Boothman; Bothmann)
by: Anonymous

Glad that I googled this scammer; although our conversations had yet to get to the nitty gritty of money. But, would never send money to anyone. I learned my lesson like you the hard way. If this person wants to get to know you head, no run for the hills.

Yes, he called me Sunshine and that the ship he was working on would be docking in Toronto not that I am aware of ships being able to dock in Toronto??

Blocked all his information. Yes, he is on facebook and POF.

Jun 08, 2020
Charles Bothmann
by: Anonymous Facebook online dating. Initially I thought he was kind of evasive, a message every 2nd day. Then asked for my email. I gave him one and he said it bounced back, so I sent another email. Both emails are not the name I use as I have encountered a fee along the way.

General clues are spelling errors or not the appropriate word in a sentence. And always google their name. I love scammer sites. His story is now Swedish, 17 year old daughter, studied in the UK, Project manager @intact engineering Corp. Toronto Ontario.

What a creeper.

Apr 22, 2020
by: Anonymous

Charles Bithman is now in Facebook dating trying the same scam. He emailed me and I’ve noticed that most scammers really go into a lot of detail to set things up.

Knowing this I googled him and found this site. Just as I figured.


Jun 20, 2018
Ladies beware
by: Anonymous

This guy Charles is still out trying to scam ladies into doing whatever, now he's on a dating site called 50+. He says he's from Boston, is of Canadian and Irish decent but lives in Louisiana, and sent me 2 emails saying he is divorced, has 1 daughter and is looking for his last love. He gave me a phone number and told me to text him but he can not call or accept calls unless its an emergency. Something made me think it's not right so I looked up the phone number and guess what, I see a page come up called and that's when I read this story above. He's not going to get anything out of me, that's for sure.

I just reported him on the dating site. If anyone else comes along this guys profile Charles Bothman, please beware.

Jan 23, 2018
Charles Bothmann
by: Cynthia

Where on the planet have you been living?? All the online sites tell you not to send money to any unknown person.

This man has taken your money and left you in debt. It does not manner the name of the person as the game is always the same. They cheat you out of your money.

Do not ever send any of these guys 💰 they are talking to you an a lot of other women.

They not work because women like you keep sending them money.

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