Eng. Lahm Lisbig
I was contacted from Christian Mingle.com. I had experience in the past of someone messing with my profile after they were given my email. I would not give that to him so he suggest we communicate on Yahoo.com.
All he had to say seemed very real. He was working off the coast of Australia on an oil rig. I tried to verify this with the Australian government and got nowhere. It was all very impressive. He had a bio on official company letterhead and had a crew of 20.
I was given pictures of his house in Manchester, England, his deceased wife and his dog. I am a trusting person unfortunately. He was to arrive in the states on July 4 at such time we were going to get married. However, because of security, he could not send me a current picture of himself. He was making me a part of his Krag Oil team so he needed pictures of me with my passport, driver's license and a current utility bill with my physical address.
He did ask and I sent him by wire to a U.S. bank $8,200. Several weeks later, he asked for more. All valid reasons so I thought. My friend was visiting her sister on the east coast who is a website designer. She took Lahm's email and discovered the IP address was from Nigeria.
Fortunately, I did not send anymore money. I called my bank where the wire originated and the bank where the money went, $8200. Several days later, I received my money back.
I was one of the lucky ones.
Lahm still persisted in asking for money. It ended with him telling me he had my information and he was in my backyard. I was also told to call 911. I sincerely hope this experience does not come back to bite me.
Meanwhile, I have talked with the FBI and AARP.
I don't have much hope these people will ever be caught.