davidmile1234@gmail.com and davidpatrick0807177@gmail.com

by Chris
(United States)

David with kids at restaurant

David with kids at restaurant

I had a 6-month relationship with a David Miles, who claimed to: work on an offshore oil rig, be a widower and a single dad of two children (Tessa and Patrick). We met on Words with Friends. We talked on Hangouts, and he talked to my children and told them to call him "Dad", and he also talked to my father and sister.

I truly believed he was real because I never heard of a scammer talking to other family members. He is a smooth talker. Always looks for sympathy about his "terrible" situation. Anyway, I paid his "nanny" for him, paid the "helicopter pilot", and paid the "shipping company" multiple times. I am a very trusting person, and I was cheated out of more than $60,000.

He asked me to purchase and take pictures of Apple cards, Amazon cards, Walmart cards, etc. My credit is now ruined, and my bank account is empty. I still have all the bank accounts and names of the people he asked me to send money to for him. All of the banks are within the United States. I am looking for a place to post everything. Any recommendations?

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Mar 30, 2020
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Reporting Bank Accounts
by: Biggles777

Hello

As two others have said you should report this to the FBI. I recommend that too.

You can also do something else as you are in the United States.

It does not matter what country the banks used are from. They are all operating in your country under the same laws. You said you have all the bank account details.

Call each bank and ask to speak to the consumer risk management group. Each bank may use a slightly different name for that. Ensure it is risk management and not the fraud department.

Once connected, tell them what happened to you and provide them with the account details. When they are informed of the account that has been used for theft, fraud and most likely money laundering they have to make a note on that specific account about those transactions.

The risk management group will then be notified on further transactions and most likely review them. In short, the accounts become monitored by the banks. Whoever owns the account may well be called and if the risk management group are not satisfied with their answers, transactions will be declined or placed in escrow. If that happens they will most likely have to report them to banking regulators or even federal law enforcement.

There is a page on this site about a Serge Micheal. He used two US accounts with the names of real Nigerians. Wells Fargo and Chase. Their risk management groups did take the calls. Both those accounts are now useless to the people who used them.

Mar 25, 2020
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Contact the FBI
by: Anonymous

They may be investigating fraud cases like this. It is likely that you are not the only victim.

Do an online search to find out where you can report romance scams to the police.

Mar 25, 2020
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Go to FBI office
by: Anonymous

If you have proof of bank accounts and everything you are saying give it all to the FBI. They may investigate and also have you filed a report with the Nigerian and international authorities. It sounds like an organized group scamming you. Most likely are Nigerian. I know as I lost about $400 until I was warned on their scamming.

Good luck. I am sorry you have endured this. Warn others.

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