Facebook Dating Scam/ Oil Rig Engineer

by Anonymous
(USA)

David Morgan- Good looking says he's a 57 yo. widower, from Germany- with a son Clinton in boarding school. Oil rig Engineer as profession...will not answer any direct questions, very shady, answers every thing with "my dear." He didn't get any money- didn't ask, but it was probably coming - I sent him a picture of my face - that was bad enough.


Friended through Facebook. I will not accept requests anymore from people I do not really know...as friends. He was attractive (probably not even really him in picture) that's honestly why I said yes to the FB request.

He laid it on thick - it didn't seem right - listen to your gut. It irritated me that he sent all of these stupid GIFTS of roses, etc. Women are not stupid. I asked for a selfie, or snap chat - of his face.

He said "cellphones can be explosive here in the camp.". I asked him if it was related to the static, and he couldn't/wouldn't explain. If he's an engineer....um, No. That shouldn't be a problem. I already knew the answer- I wanted to know if he knew.

He sent me a picture of a rig. He was not in the picture. I said "What's this?" He said quote: "Using various equipment on drill floor to assist in the production of drilling of oil." That was priceless! I said.. Drill floor meaning the ocean? How deep? Then, he said, "It's right in the middle of the ocean, my dear." I asked him how deep, at what depth do they drill?

No response.

After he asked me if I liked jewelry, what I ate for lunch and if I lived alone - (I didn't answer the last) and he refused to tell me what ocean he was in...I deleted him. So weird.

Signs: 1) Too many personal questions, very quickly
2) No reciprocal information - they do not answer your questions
3) Attempts at superficial, glib romantic attempts before they know anything about you as a person (personally, I thought this was a turn-off)
4) Not forthcoming with details, no job knowledge
5) Broken english

Probably looking for cash; or a Green card. Stay away. A cat or dog will love you unconditionally, and will NOT steal from you.

Love ladies!

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Sep 11, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Be aware of Steven Parker from Jacksonville FL. He says he’s 58 yrs old, had a son Kelvin in boarding school. He began his scam in June 2018. Claims he is an oil rig boss and lost his wallet. He played onto my vulnerabilities and scammed me out of a lot of money.

Looking back, so many things did not add up, but my heart overplayed my mind. He claims to have been born in Scotland. He is nice looking but I believe he has used another mans identity. He suggested Hang Outs right away. He used endearing names for me like, Love, Baby, his Queen.

I talked to him on hangouts and his accent does not match his looks. He sounded very foreign but not Scottish. Still can’t believe I encountered such evil in my life. He first contacted me on Words With Friends.

Called himself Steven Patkerlove.

Sep 10, 2018
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The Scammer
by: Anonymous

A few years ago I talked to someone from another dating site. I was hopeful but cautious. I have noticed that when men want to scam they often invoke the sadness of a dead wife. His wife had died and he had a son that lived in Germany with his sick mother. The man was born here with German parents.

His father had a lumber business that he inherited in Texas. The website for his "Family Business" had a problem. You couldn't actually click anything on the site. As I mentioned he had photos and tons of information. He even had a friend talk to me on the phone.

Now, I could have been wrong, but his accent sounded off. Well, the problem came when his mother got sick and he had to fly to Germany. He found himself CASH poor.

When he asked me for $1,500 that was the Last Red Flag.

Sep 09, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

Greg Anderson WWFs user ID is Greg001243.

Sep 08, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this scammer. He is on Words with Friends. Good looking but dangerous. Will woo you and send beautiful letters and fall in love with you. His picture on WWF he is sitting on a lounge with a pool in the background. He is wearing a red tee and shorts.

He told me he is on an oil rig. One thing and another happens. He wants you to send Itune cards and wire money.

DO NOT DO IT.

He will put a lot of pressure on you, fake a comma because of the pressure he is under. He says he will pay you back with interest when his contract is over.

You will never see it.

Sep 01, 2018
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Richard
by: Anonymous

I agree! I'm Messing with a scammer and it's entertaining!!

Sep 01, 2018
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Richard de Vr - TIMOR SEA
by: Anonymous

This is actually funny to know that the guy is playing with you and you know it very well but he doesn't know!

Stay away from oil rig engineers:)

Aug 30, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I posted earlier about a Phillipe BERTAND and forgot to mention that on Pintrest I found out he had stolen his identity from someone else but there wasnt a name but I looked on handsome scammers and there are numerous amounts of fake accounts on there and this was where I found this scammer.

Aug 30, 2018
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Chris Anderson
by: Anonymous

He is on Words With Friends and once he has you he wants you on Hangouts or Facebook Messenger. Using stolen photos of Jay Francis McHugh who is a real estate man from Massachusetts.

Chris is an oil rig engineer whose wife died in a ghastly car accident about 5 years ago. Claims to live in Houston and was raised in Germany.

Falls in love with you right away as they all do. Same story as the rest. All he wants is your money.

When you say no he calls you a wicked woman.

He is a real piece of work so BEWARE of this one.

I suggest blocking them all.

They are all a waste of time.

Aug 30, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for a Phillipe Bert who claims to live in Paris with his 2 children. The boy is called Ivan but not sure of the girls name. As usual a widow in late 40's and says he sells cars. He declares his love and moves to WhatsApp and after a few weeks says he has to go to Abijdan in the Ivory coast to release all his cars from customs. He shows you a fake receipt that he has paid 20,000 euros and then he says he is going to the bank the next day to get the rest of 15,000 euros. Then he messages to say he has been robbed by bandits and they have stolen all his money, his passport but not his phone and obviously he didnt do a bank transfer of the 15,000 euros. He sends a fake picture of his arm in a bandage asking for money to pay the doctors for first aid they did. I pretended to play along and then called him a scammer and blocked him.

Just be aware ladies of this person who is totally fake.

Aug 24, 2018
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Gerhard Gunter.. please remember that name..he says he is an engineer on an oil platform.. likes to use Hangouts.. please this man is dangerous.
by: Ellen Mezzanatto

Gerhard Gunter. Likes to use Hangouts after you meet. I'm certain that he was also on Hangouts with other victims same time as with me. Always asks for cards of all types. He calls you dear, darling, my queen, and later, my wife. Says he is an independent contractor on an oil platform off if Norway. He seems to be very sweet until you tell him no.

He uses stolen pictures of Vic Sayegh.

THIS MAN IS A MASTER MANIPULATOR

Aug 17, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

Does anyone recognise the name Michael Jeffrey. He contacted me on Facebook but after 1 day moved to hangouts and within 24 hours declared his love and wants to get married. He says he is a doctor and now insists I call him darling. He has a 14 year old in South Africa who apparently looks after himself. I don't believe a word but will string him along but just want to warn other ladies although he has not asked for any money yet.

Aug 12, 2018
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Richard with different secondnames
by: Anonymous

No he don't see me after over a year. He said an accident so he can't leave the rig before he paid for a new machine and he Said to me to lie to My friends to get money.

He told me to do more work but I told him I can come with the money to the AirPort and he could meet me there because I was his biggest Love and wife. He screamed no and said I must send them to an agent. lol

I told him no and then he blocked me. He doesn't contact me or call. He is a loser.

Ladies block only block.

Christia

Aug 12, 2018
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Meeting
by: Anonymous

Has anyone met up with one of these people in person?

Aug 12, 2018
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Richard thomas
by: Anonymous

Richard is the same man but different second name and his daughter are doing her masters in cyprus and he was in Poland. So block and close.
He asked me about iTunes but I said so he became angry.

He asked about iTunes and a bitcoin account with me. I talked to him and in one year I lost My heart but Nothing else.

He was on messenger and then hangout.

Run run.

Aug 11, 2018
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Richard Thomas Hays
by: Anonymous

Richard Thomas Hays working on an oil rig in Newfoundland. Told me he needs an iTunes card to stay in contact with me. I never gave it to him and told him to call me when he gets back in town. He sent me romantic emails. 48years old divorced widow with daughter working on her masters degree in Barcelona.

Aug 11, 2018
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Hendricks Hermann
by: Anonymous

Hendricks Hermann claims to be a safety officer on an oil rig in the gulf of Mexico. Widower with 2 teenage daughters, he is 56 and claims to have been born in Frankfurt, Germany. Has lived in USA for 25 years and supposedly studied for 4 years at Florida International University, however his spoken and written English are very poor. He contacted my sister via Facebook on 19th May and has since messaged/voice called her via hangouts.

Conned £34,700 out of so far to pay for transportation of a box of money/gold medals into the UK. Boxes have still not appeared (police have been informed) but the POS is still communicating with my sister.

Aug 01, 2018
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Roland matthew
by: Anonymous

He claims to be an oil rig engineer, very handsome on and fb texted me for three weeks non stop and was so sweet and then asked me to open an account for him so he can have a transfer deposit made to get iTunes card to run his apps form his job.

When I told him no he was very angry and stopped texting me and said he would move on to someone else. He said hes in Texas on the oil rig. His job is almost done so please don't fall for him as he can be so sweet

Jul 16, 2018
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James Krizansky or Matt Walter
by: MaryJ

Has anyone heard from either of these two? Both Petroleum engineers who are independent contractors both tell me they love me after a couple of weeks; both got me off the dating site and onto a chat site or email; both have dead wives; both went overseas for contracts they won and both had emergencies needing money.

Stories are so similar I wonder if they are the same person but Matt did a lot of video chatting so I think he is at least the same as his pictures.

Anyway, beware these two they both asked me for money at the predictable times. I fell for it the first time and did lose some money but not with Matt as I was on to him pretty quickly.
I am 62 years old and you would think this could not happen to me but it did

Jul 13, 2018
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Mark Stevens
by: Anonymous

Sorry I meant to say he was going by both names at one time MARK STEVENS and MARK RICHARDS.

He was playing a Sgt. for awhile, who needed money to go on leave, and an airplane ticket, etc.
I blocked him, twice.

Jul 13, 2018
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Mark Richards
by: Anonymous

If you go to Scamwarners.com and go to romance
Scams, type the name Mark Richards in search box,
and there is three mentions of a Mark Richards, who was A Sgt. in Afghanistan.


Jul 13, 2018
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Mark Stevens
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had one of these scammers use the name Mark Stevens or Steven Marks? My grandmother is in the process of being scammed and we CAN NOT seem to convince her that this guy is not real. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Jul 09, 2018
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Kelvin Richard
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this guy. He be-friended me thru facebook. He said he is a petroleum engineer. His late wife died giving birth to their son who is now 4 y/0. He is a sweet talker, cares about me and loves me and wants to visit me. We talked on the phone multiple times and video called as well. His face is the same from the profile pictures which impressed me at first.

Then he asked for a $200 amazon card. I said no!

Then he went back to being nice. Then after awhile he went to work to Turkey. But was attacked by pirates and his legal docs like passport, ID, credit cards were taken. He started asking for money for hospital bills, money to open a bank acct there so he can transfer money from his Scotland bank acct. Then he wants money to pay for his hotel bills because the managers will not let him go home without paying first. I said the hotel is being accommodating and patient with him for letting him stay. It’s been 3 weeks and he is still in the hotel. He kept asking me to pay the hotel bills so he can go home to Scotland and the he will pay me everything with interest he said.

I said No!

Jul 04, 2018
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Vicent/Vincent Davide Henderson
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this name! Same story, and I know because I know the person he has pitched. This impostor started on Words game and very good -high scores! He said he is from Hungary, contract management specialist and Petroleum engineer bullshit. His wife remarried nown in spain and he has a son. Compliments, then wanna move the convo to another platform Whatsapp.

Oh he cannot take video call because according to him there are a lot of cameras in the workplace. After he feels like the lady starts to like him, then he asks for iTune card. When busted because scammers almost always sing a different tune regardless of the song, he start cursing!

Yes block them and report them! I know they will create another account and continue to get good with their profesion but I hope ladies are smart and will not give money!

Jul 03, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how to Google picture's as I have a potential scammer and I would like to find out for sure and would appreciate any help. He always says I understand you perfectly all the time. He says a load of words but when I said what do you do for work his reply was I dont understand you so I think he is copying and pasting. At times I want to believe him but I know its not true.

Jul 02, 2018
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Silas Graham
by: Anonymous

It started on Tinder. After two days, it moved to yahoo account. Similar story, man originally from Monaco France, company moved family from France to Texas six years ago, wife has been dead for four years. Has two children, Maria and David.

States that he is an petroleum engineer. Doesn't want to meet, but skype instead. Fast forward two weeks, then goes to California for proposal meeting. After returning back, he hears about proposal. Naturally he mentions 7 million dollar contract for 3 weeks worth of work.

Takes Geologist along to Capetown South Africa. Three weeks later, mother in France needs $2,000 for blood transfusion. I string him along for about 2 more weeks until he gets angry. Googled his image and it comes up on Russian Dating Scam site with lots of pictures.

Ladies beware!!

Jun 24, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Well I have another scammer who lost his wife in a car accident in London. He has 2 children who want you as their mother blah blah blah.

He asks my salary but says he isn't after money - not yet anyway. Says beautiful words and all the crap that is all lies. Seriously though these men are absolute b******s. I will play along with this deluded fool and he most certainly won't get a penny from me.

I so wish I could post his picture as I suspect they are stolen from someone. I wonder how long this idiot will carry on with his empty words for.

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:

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

Jun 22, 2018
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June 22 nd post
by: Anonymous

Gee sounds like my guy but he was from Austria and spoke a few languages. He went by Derrick Wimmer. It was my first experience with a scammer. I was at a low point in my marriage and still am but that’s besides the point. I fell deeply in love with him. Couldn’t finish his contract without 150.000 so I started researching and found this group thank God.

I never sent him anything and he just stole my heart. But I’m over it now and I try to talk to the scammers as long as I can so it wastes their time and keeps them from scamming someone else for a while.

Low life pieces of trash. Beware ladies!

Jun 22, 2018
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Morrison oil rig
by: Anonymous

Micheal Milt Nelson also as Jason Calvin. Dob 2 28 1965. Wife supposedly died giving birth to now 10yr old Louis living in Rome Italy. Michael claims his prents died in car crah when he was 7. Raised by only delative Uncle George.

Good looking sexy voice italian. Romance, promises, love at first sight then needs money to finish contract to leave rig to marry you.

Plays I want to be family

Jun 10, 2018
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Sergey Chevchenko
by: Anonymous

That is his name. Born 2/24/65. Widower with one kid. Doesn't know his social security number because when he lost his wife, he apparently lost his memory too. Have a copy of his passport. Using Bank of America, Extranetlink Enterprises LLC and Suntrust with his transactions.

Jun 10, 2018
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Is this the same guy
by: Anonymous

A family member has wire transferred money to a guy she met online. Works on the oil rigs in Scotland, but lives in Texas. Widow with one child.

His name is Sergey Chevchenko born 2/24/65.

Equipment broke and he needed money to replace it. She was sent $30K through Santander Bank. It goes to accounts in Bank of America and Suntrust. Names Uhuru Noah Kapute and Pelika Tucker show up on receipts.

Is this the same guy?

Jun 08, 2018
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Adrian Danny Reeves
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been scammed by someone named Adrian Danny Reeves and goes by Danny? Same old story as a lot of others. Works on an oil rig, lost wife, has a kid, can’t get off the rig, broken rig parts, can’t access bank while on rig, won’t call using cell number that is a randomly generated one by a website and will only communicate via Facebook audio calls, Skype audio calls, or WhatsApp, etc.

He had a FB Page, then it was gone. Then another one created and he said he was locked out and had to create a new page and the new page had zero pictures and zero friends. Had same profile picture as first page before lock out. No page at all to be found now. Probably changed aliases by now.

Jun 08, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

To the lady who has just posted about a page for photographs I agree. Not sure how we can do this but these men are heartless and need stopping!! Ladies we need to stop this now!!!

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:

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

Jun 08, 2018
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Scammers on oil rigs
by: Anonymous

Ladies if any man from a oil rig gets in touch with you block because they will want iTunes then they will need money for parts that broke on the rig. What company would hold up production so he can scam money to get one. Never happens.
Then he needs money for his child and the wife is always deceased so no way and be careful and don't let them talk you into opening a checking act# or accepting money or anything as you could end up in a legal problem so if you see the name Terry dunford Block as he uses different names also.

What we need is a page to post their pictures.

Don't send any money because they lie lie
So be careful lady's they also say interested in men and women that's to scam them as well.

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:

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

Jun 07, 2018
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Slick as the oil he works with
by: Anonymous

Does anyone recognize the name Ferguson Robert or Robert Ferguson? Supposedly working on a rig in the Singapore sea. Daughter at boarding school in CA. Now has been in wreck in Italy.

Needs money for her surgery. No, No. can't do that. Watch out gals. They want $$$$$$$

Jun 07, 2018
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Does anyone know him
by: IHaveToKnow

He goes by the name of Harold Fredricks and says that he is from Tallahassee, Florida and is currently on an oil rig off Alaska. He is a widower with two young boys.

He seems to have a lot of women liking his Facebook page. He is very charming. He may also use the name Scott Kilganon or Eric Arnolds.

Does anyone else know of him?

Thank you

May 28, 2018
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Oilrig liers
by: Anonymous

Please I was doing My search to see what kind men they are and I saw them together on their friendslist on Facebook. They use agents to have money to their kids so they can be in boarding school but they are liars.

I blocked him after he screamed f... up to me because I said NO. I don't lie to anyone anymore. I called the police in Sweden and the FBI in United states and blocked him in western union and moneygram.

Please take care. I am free Now and have My own money and offcourse My heart is broken but I am free

May 28, 2018
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Andrew Wayne
by: Anonymous

This guy is from Miami and is a oil rig engineer in a ship in the tropical Atlantic. Fell in love with me in 2 days. Hasn’t asked for money yet. They are so obvious it’s so black and white.

May 26, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Sorry I meant Morgan. Not Jordan Smith.

May 26, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

The lady who posted about Jordan Smith I have tried to find him on Facebook and can't see him but he sounds like the guy who has messaged me on Instagram and whatsapp. Is he a Jehovah's witnesses?

I am on WhatsApp under Fran Bee and my number is 07707664094 if you want to add me and we can compare photo's. No worries if not as I understand.

May 26, 2018
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Is Morgan Smith a scammer?
by: Anonymous

Can anyone please tell me if this guy is an oil rig engineer romance scammer. His name is Morgan Smith, but when talking to my friend, he says to call him Marco. This has all the markings of a scam, dead wife, 15-year-old daughter in boarding school. Claims to be with Exxon and extremely wealthy. His Facebook profile has 3 pics, he is gray-haired with a gray beard in 2 pics and Jehovah's Witnesses world headquarters in the third.

May 26, 2018
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something needs to be done
by: Anonymous

I have a feeling that the one I reported has already gotten to a woman. I investigated a name and an address he gave me and found that the woman he said was his daughter's mother in law has several felony charges against her. I can't understand how a person can tell so many lies and look at themselves in the mirror. It is like face book is aiding and abetting these people.

May 26, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Well it hasn't been 12 hours yet and Phillipe wants to come and live with me. I can see why people fall for these guys as they certainly know how to charm you!! I expected the declaration of love but hey not this soon. I am not stupid enough to fall for his rubbish at all. Wonder how long it will be until he wants money. I shouldnt play a long but these men need to be reported!!!

May 26, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Jules Patrick or a Phillips from Paris. They both contacted me today on Instagram but has moved to WhatsApp. I am in no doubt that these 2 are scammers and wont be taken in by them and give them money. I have been through this before with 7 others so I will play them at their own game. Phillips had a wife due in a car crash in London hmmmm where have I heard that before. Just wonder how long before they declare their love......I will keep you posted.....

May 25, 2018
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Oil rig scamer
by: Anonymous

Terry Dunford. He will talk marriage and tell you how much he loves you. He is suppose to be in the gulf of mexico for 2 more weeks then he is retiring.

He is on every site. Be careful and if you see his name block. Asap. He calls you babe -honey-gueen.

Just beware. He lives in Huston Texas

May 25, 2018
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more about frank markson
by: Anonymous

I posted the scam earlier but did not mention this guy said he was on a rig off the Maryland coast. His cell phone came from keelysvil, Maryland. Had a picture of his grand daughter and him.

May 25, 2018
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James Brooks
by: Anonymous

I was wondering if anybody has dealt with a gentleman named James Brooks supposedly from Bronx, NY. Has a 14 year old daughter that doesn't live with him because he on a "short term" contact working in the U.K. I think he said she was in school somewhere. If anybody has met this man could you please let me know.

Thanks

May 25, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Terry dunford also by the name Calvin stone. He is on fb Instagram-twitter and others. He has many pictures so lady's be careful.

He has a picture of him and his granddaughter
with a puppy and he had his granddaughter text me and call me mom. He starts out nice then he wants you to accept packages. I said No then he wants to send you his bank act no#. I said No way would I get involved then they have break downs on the rig.

Be careful lady's he uses several different men as him so be careful and don't get caught up in their scams or you may have serious problems

May 23, 2018
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Scammers pictures on you tube
by: Anonymous

If you have the app Called YOU TUBE on your computer, or iPad you can hit the search button on top and type in scammers, and they have pictures, and many different videos, for dating sites and one on the words that are used by scammers, such as my Queen, my Baby, my dear,

If they want money, they usually call you HONEY.
A lot of good advice on them, and we would all probably faint if we knew who we were talking to.

Too bad we women can't strike back with LIPSTICK AND ROUGE, to reel them in.

May 23, 2018
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Anyone know this guy
by: Anonymous

He goes by the name of Richard Anderson who says he works at ENI international which is an oil and gas company, he is French I take it and he has been talking to my mom and I know he is a scammer but my mom doesn't seem to believe it.

If anyone has come across this name please let me know as I need to prove to her this man is fake

May 23, 2018
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Richard hunter
by: Anonymous

This person I talked to has big problem in poland and he has a 25 year old daughter in cyprus university. He uses a agent to help her to get money from MoneyGram.

But there was mo daughter there. He said to send iTunes instead. I said no and then he screamed and I watched him get aggressive and manipulative so I blocked him and call moneygram and the police

May 22, 2018
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Jeff Hanna
by: Anonymous

Watch out Ladies, this guy is the best! I think this is the same guy Anonymous posted about on 2/7/2018 (see Another oil rig engineer story). Pic is very attractive. Contacted me on Facebook. After 2 days we went to Hangouts for both text and audio phone. Did a lot of research on him with a friend who is a highly experienced researcher: pics, email, phone, etc. and no red flags. He was always polite, no cussing or sexy talk. Professed his undying love for me. I went along because he seemed legit. Also who doesn't like flowery messages first thing in the morning? These messages are from romance-scam-scripts btw.

He said he was a marine engineer on an oil rig off Norway and supervised a crew of 21. When his contract ended in July, he was retiring to the States. He lives in Fort Dodge, Iowa and has a 15 year old daughter who was being raised by a nanny since his wife's death 5 years ago. I had one text conversation with "her" from a phone number that checked out OK.

Allegedly from Mississippi, he speaks with a German accent because he spent many years in Germany with his grandmother when he was a child.

One day he told me he wanted a courier to deliver to me a metal box containing his "inheritance" from his father who'd had a jewelry business in London. He said he had no one else who could safeguard it for him until his contract ended in July. He even gave me the password for the box and said he and I were the only 2 people who knew it. Yeah right! If I'd known about this website at that time, things wouldn't have gotten this far.

Unfortunately I didn't so I agreed to his request since I thought he was taking a much bigger risk than I. The box supposedly contained money, precious stones and precious metals. The courier made a mistake which tied the box up in customs on the day I was supposed to receive it. I had already wired money to what I now believe was a mule, although it did check out as a shipping company in California, to get them to release the box. Jeff asked for more money to get insurance papers for the box. I said no.

A couple of weeks passed and Jeff said he was taking a week's vacation time to come to the States, pick up the box, and bring it to me. He said he needed money for expenses to get off the rig. I reluctantly did a wire transfer for half the amount.

He called me on a disposable phone the day after he was supposed to arrive in the States and said he needed more money for insurance papers so customs would release the box. I did not send him any more money because my son had found this website by then.

Once I saw the February post by Anonymous, it was all over for Jeff. I blocked him from my phone, FB Messenger, and Hangouts. Then I reported him to the FBI because I was out $6500. The relationship had lasted just 6 weeks.

Lesson learned.

May 20, 2018
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Me too
by: Anonymous

I too got scammed by Jeffery Conor. He was widowed with a 15 year old son Kelvin. He was an oil rig engineer originally from Ireland. I got roses and a teddy bear. I fell hard and he broke my heart. Dont trust anyone who claims they work on a oil rig then have to go to work on the rig after they have reeled you in. They are liars and thieves.

May 17, 2018
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Re: Richard Anderson
by: Anonymous

Regarding Richard Anderson. I have only heard of scammers sending money, when they want you to send it elsewhere for them, which could get
Your mother in law in trouble.

I just read in the news today that if you have sent money to a scammer through Western Union, you can file a claim, because Western Union has made a huge profit from scams, or maybe that is just a way they are trying to catch Scammers.

I know the one time I did it through Western Union they charged me $100.00 just to send it.

Never again!

May 17, 2018
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Richard Anderson is the current name
by: Anonymous

I've been really concerned regarding my mother in law talking to a man by the name of Richard Anderson who says he works for Eni National. He is on an oil rig in Mexico, 2 daughters in college who live in Maryland, wife died of breast cancer 4 years ago, says he is from France.

He has video chatted on Facebook, calls and texts, also has sent her money through western union. As far as I know he has not asked her for money. He sent this picture to her and I did a search on google images and all this heartache came up.

She is going to be devastated.

May 16, 2018
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Oil Rig Engineer
by: Diane B

Henry Maxwell on Facebook, Henry Davidson on What's app, Bravegray5@gmail on Google Hangouts, 832.414.6657, 347.974.7726 Bellport NY, Brooklyn NY, 11713, oil rig in China.

Has 2 sons Justin & Dave 7&4 yrs, later confessed to using a friend's pic after I confronted him with search results & the new truth is 2 sons 10 & 14 Richard & Rogers. Talked weeks, invited me to a gala affair on Long island requiring a gown & cocktail dress ($400) later & 3 hour drive to have him not there, because of urgent flight to the oil rig in China.

Asked for $27,000 because his team broke a pipe while performing a negative test. Stood my ground about not giving a ghost any money. He still texts & calls begging me to love him & not leave him. I've filled an IC3 report & local police report.

May 16, 2018
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Watch out ladies
by: Anonymous

If these men aren't from your town and you can't meet in a public place, it's a scam. I've been tried five times on here and just report them and block them. I have found someone locally and he tells me how much he loves me and shows me. Ladies there is real love out there just find it in your hometown.

God bless

May 16, 2018
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Exxon oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Benjamin Clinton is the name. Working on an Exxon Rig in England. Daughter in boarding school. Wife killed in wreck. Grew up and lives in Georgia. Retiring in two months. Says all the right things. Immediately wants to text. His phone number is from NY. 347-706-2615.

Don't give these fools the time of day. I'm sure it's a scam for something. The profile pic is a nice looking guy who doesn't look 59 years old. Birthday he says is 12/23/58.

Beware these scammers are heartless.

May 15, 2018
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Derrick Wimmer
by: Anonymous

So Derrick is a marine engineer in the Gulf of Mexico. His wife died in a car crash and he was an orphan and was raised by his Auntie. Father German Mother American. Basically it matches every story on here. When he first contacted me he asked for an iTunes card. I told him how dare you ask me for money. I didn’t talk to him for a day so he messaged me on Facebook and said what do you think I’m going to play with you and take money and then leave. I care for you.

Meanwhile I had told him I was married for 35 years but he didn’t care he was in love with me. I fell for all of his poems and it felt really good being called Angel and my moonlight. My marriage has been rocky for a long time so I felt like I was worth something. Everything was going great for about 2 months then supposedly a pump broke because of his workers and he needed money because he couldn’t get it out on the rig.

Long story short I never sent him money but sent him pictures of me and my address so if anyone sent money I would get it because he only trusts me. He did get really mad when I told him I had no money for him. He told me to F off and I should have never spoke with him again. But I fell hard in love with him so I kept talking to him.

Then I started researching oil rigs and parts because he seemed very knowledgeable and the company he was getting the pump from was real.

Thankfully I found this site. I started reading everyone’s posts and I realized it was a scam. I feel really stupid because I keep crying over him as he really broke my heart and I still want to hear his voice on the phone.

He has since made another Facebook page with a different picture but same place he grew up Vienna Austria. But his home is NY NY instead of Albany NY. His phone number is from Queens NY. 347 815 3177 is his number. I have pictures but I don’t see how to post them.

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:

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

May 11, 2018
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Christina new
by: Anonymous

Yes he asked me the same and he was together with one named Rich Bence amd Richard Hunter. Save your Love for a real man.

God bless and take care

May 11, 2018
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Christina
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much, for news on GBUWA, as he almost had me with his story. I am so thankful you got back to me so quickly. His story today was his son needed a phone and computer.
Of course I didn't reply.

When will I learn?

May 11, 2018
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Christina
by: Anonymous

To Facebook new . Gbuwa I blocked him as he he is fake and he got Nothing from me.

Block him.

Take care

May 11, 2018
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Facebook
by: Anonymous

Is there anyway to get a list of Facebook scammers? I heard from a man today, who was working in Iceland. On an oil rig, has a son in London, of course who has a nanny, and the father said the son wants to talk to me.

The picture I got from this man, doesn't go with the way he writes, horrible sentences. Also, he has a New York telephone number. Nothing adds up, his last name is GBUWA, which sounds
Nigerian.

Any Ideas!

May 10, 2018
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Fake Oil Rig engineer using photo of Darryl Worley
by: Anonymous

My friend is being scammed by a man who has the Facebook profile of Antonio Barry. He is using the photo of country singer Darryl Worley. He is good. Today, he called her for a video chat. Used video of Darryl Worley without sound and talked a few seconds later to her.

Said there was problem with sound. We have shown her that the photo is fake and she still doesn't believe us. He has never told her where the oil rig is located, what company owns it and wants only to talk about her.

I reported the Facebook profile and it was taken down. We are just hoping that she doesn't give him any money.

May 10, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Eric Charlse contacted my aunt two months ago. On an oil rig in Texas, daughter (Viola) at Boston College, son (Smith) in boarding school near Boston. Says he's 59, born on 5/3/59. He got two iTunes cards out of her (to finish his map on the oil rig).

Had her scratch off codes and take a photo. Got her banking info but was very unhappy my uncle's name was on the account (deceased). Got her to go to Western Union, but the woman thought it was a scam. I finished the job and found the innocent victim whose photos were used.

May 09, 2018
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Oil rig guy Timothy Anderson
by: Anonymous

Just yesterday I realized this was a big scam. I thought it was too good all the talk and all the flowery talk.

Please watch out as he will ask you for ITunes cards! Will say life his is in danger! A lot of heartache caused.

Please do not give him that power!

A broken Canadian heart💕🇨🇦



May 06, 2018
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A new one
by: Christina

Lucas Bert. Alvin is his som on school in Dubai
He is on an oilrig outside Florida 54 years old
His wife dead with second birth... I blocked him

May 04, 2018
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Greg Anthony Germany scammer
by: Ruth

I was talking with this engineer named Greg Anthony and he was on a rig in the gulf of Mexico and he said he was head engineer and his contract was for 6.5, million.

Then he was having equipment problems and needed money to fix a drill or Money to feed his men. The best one is he finished up the contract and was stuck in the Houston airport because he needed to Pay some kind of tax on his drill that he brought with him.

He said he only had a little time to redeem it, according to him ten days in the airport. Then he got home and said they would not pay him for his contact because he needed 2,500for wire fees.

He is a romantic, has a Germany accent, daughter in college in Ohio.

Ladies beware he's a big time scammer. Just play along with like I did. Just don't give him money.

GREG Anthony supposedly from Tampa Florida.

Anyone else know of this man.

May 04, 2018
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Oil scammer
by: Anonymous

Name: Richard Willson
and Bernard Fabio
David Winchester
all scammers

May 03, 2018
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We perhaps have the same man
by: Victim of oil rig scam

His name @jakewaller60&@jeffblak01 on Twitter and was scamming woman on phone 513 437 2548 &917 409 4320. He is a scammer big time so look them up when their followers also like you.

UK has many Nigerian in it and they have learned to charm and they aee in a ring of thieves.

Go to all scam reporting sites and report them. Us beautiful woman in truth mean nothing to them and they want money because of no morals.

Thank You and be careful online and do not give out information or open accounts and don't even entertain them if they say oil rigger engineer and dead wife and chilewn in boarding school.

May 01, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much to the lady who has just posted about the scammer from Iceland. I must say he so thought he was getting money and I LMAO at his stupid flowery words. Since I have changed my picture to a rose instead of a picture of me I have not heard from any scammers in a couple of months.

Playing him was very satisfying knowing he would get nothing. Thank you everyone for naming and shaming despite the scammers changing names. I might be wrong but I feel that they work as part of an international unit scamming people. Ladies please don't believe them.

They will say anything to if they think they are getting money out of you!!

May 01, 2018
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New one
by: Anonymous

Today I heard from a person who works in Iceland,
His name is SINDAY GBUWA, FAKE PICTURE, he has a 12 year old in school in London, has a nanny,
wife died in a plane crash in 2002, and has not asked for money yet but needs a mother for his son.

I have never heard such flowery words.

I like what the lady wrote on May 1st about outsmarting the guy who asked for 25,000, so happy for you!

May 01, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

The last scammer asked me for £25,000 and I smelt a rat straight away when he said he worked on an oil rig. His wife had died, his kid/kids in boarding school. Wanted to marry me after a week. Was coming to be with me 2 weeks aftet I paid him the money blah..blah..blah.

I was telling him I would send the money up until I could no longer keep him waiting and I would never ever part with money but this scammer thought he was getting his money but I had the last laugh because he kept asking if I had sent the money.

Dam deluded fool and I told him so too!! I said if he thought for 1 minute that I would send that amount of money he was stupid!!

Please ladies dont fall for their lies and scams.

May 01, 2018
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To Curious/Richard Millar
by: Anonymous

If he says oil rig, dead wife, kid in Boarding School or with Nanny he is a SCAMMER. Block him. He is a thieving liar from Nigeria,

Apr 30, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

These men change their names all the time. Edmund Davis... Roman John jeff were after money. Please ladies dont be taken in by these scammers. If in doubt get out!! They tell you how beautiful and wonderful you are and always have children in boarding school and their wife has died. Don't believe a word of their lies.

Apr 30, 2018
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Richard millar
by: Anonymous

Richard Millar is who I'm wanting to know if he's a scam. 13 year old son is in boarding school in UK. Wife dead his from South Carolina.

Apr 30, 2018
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Curious
by: Anonymous

Does the name Richard Millar Come to mind with anyone.

On a oil rig, in the UK?

Apr 29, 2018
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Information.Alexander Anderson
by: Anonymous

No but I have heard of Chris Anderson. They change identities all the time. Is he on an oil rig like so many others. A widower? Tell us more.

Apr 29, 2018
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INFORMATION
by: Anonymous

ANYONE HEARD OF ALEXANDER ANDERSON

Apr 26, 2018
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Names, David Walter Muller, Words with Friends
by: Sarah

Thank you to those that provided names. I will post them on other sites.

As for David Walter Muller, some of his likes on his photos are also Nigerian (home to the majority of scammers). I have reported him to Facebook twice and they still will not take his profile down. But I am guessing it will do no good as he will just open another fake profile.

And if you have been contacted on Words with Friends and blocked him, please be sure to change your user name. After I blocked Chris Anderson (the scammer I had), I would get at least two a day. Apparently he kept my user name in his file and either was sending me different requests for games with different photos or he had passed it around. I figured out what was going on and once I changed it, I have never been bothered again!

Stay suspicious and vigilant. We can defeat them by spreading the word.

Apr 26, 2018
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Names & pictures
by: Anonymous

I am beginning to think this is world wide, there has to be a ring leader, as most of the stories sound alike, and the names keep changing and the pictures are not real.

I looked up David Walter Muller, I looked at his profile, and his friends pictures and all his friends are from Afghanistan, so he stuck out like a sore thumb with his posted picture.

All the stories are similar, as they are either widowed or single, children are in boarding school, desperate for a wife or mother. Etc.
These men are so good at what they do, I don't know how they could be caught.

I was very gullible and fell for one who had such beautiful words. Ladies, please be careful with you heart and your money.

Apr 25, 2018
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Names used
by: Anonymous

You ask for names to help identify some of these men. Here are the two that were used to scam me. Frank Markson and Eric Mueller. I was also given a phone number that comes from Keedysville, MD. Also an address of his daughter in Clutier, Ia.

I ran the name and address for Iowa and found out the woman that he names was 76 years old. He said it was his daughter's mother-in-law. The 76 year old has some felony charges listed and when I tried calling her phone number I got a message saying it had been disconnected. He also is listed in Santa Fe,NM.

Hope this helps. It is so sad to think these no good SOBs are getting away with these things.

Apr 25, 2018
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Mark Richard ...oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Same story as many of you but he contacted me thru words with friends. Engineer works for Shell corp. on an oil rig, 2 daughters in boarding school, english definitely not first language, didn't answer questions, flowery compliments.

Ages of girls didn't match picture. Then asked for $2500 for leg surgery for oldest daughter. Knew right then it was a scam. Matches all the other stories just a different name.

Apr 25, 2018
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Harry Moore
by: Anonymous

I joined MeetUp which is a group where you can meet people. Harry Moore messaged me and started with all the romantic talk, emails and claiming that he loved me and wanted to be together forever. He said he was from Ireland but lived in the US for 30 years.

He was widowed with a daughter who went to school in England and he lived in Georgia. He said he was a civil engineer with his own gas and oil business. We were going to meet, but he had to go work on an oil rig. He continued to message me and only called 3 times.

He then claimed his equipment was stuck in customs and he needed money to get it out. He said he had exhausted all his resources and asked me to help.

I told him I couldn't help and right after that he stopped messaging me. Scammer!

Apr 22, 2018
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TELL US THE NAMES
by: Sarah

It would be helpful if you all would tell us the names they are using.

For example, the one that contacted me used the name Chris Anderson. I have not been in touch with him in a long time after I realized what he was. I blocked him on Messenger recently and unblocked to see if he was still there and he is still active. He also uses hangouts.

BEWARE of him. He is a lying POS. Likes to play Words with Friends. Says he is German. Everything out of his mouth is a lie.

Apr 21, 2018
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iTunes cards
by: Anonymous

What is the connection with iTunes cards, and how do they use them?

Apr 21, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Contacted by an Oil Rig Engineer also. Very romantic with his words. Never answered a direct question. So quick to use the love word, my dear, best woman. That kind of stuff. Shortly after meeting on Facebook this all started. His Facebook picture attracted me.

Said He was a recent widower,lonely and wanted a companion. Cute picture with family dog. Being a dog lover I was attracted to the picture. It wasn't long before he started asking for iTunes cards to keep in contact with his two children. Said he was an Oil Rig Engineer on an Oil Rig outside Turkey and his children were in a boarding school.

Too many suspicious statements. These people need arresting. They care about no one. Not even children!

Sick, sick people!!!@

Apr 19, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I am 86 years old, and this guy who said he was born in Berlin, Germany Nov 20,1950 wanted to have a friendship with me. I asked him why as I was old enough to be his mother. He said he wanted someone older he could retire and spend his life with.

He was pictured on the network with a little girl he said was his granddaughter. A few days later and a lot of bull, he asked me to send his granddaughter some money for her birthday, he said $150.

I said no, I don't even give my kids that much, I ended up sending her 20, and cash, no check. I'm sure he wanted my bank account information from the check.

A few days later he asked me for ITunes card. I said no.

A few days later it was 500 so he could pay gardeners to clean up his compound,. Where do these worms come from? He was suppose to come here for my birthday, I let him know that I had security around my property and no one could enter without Me opening the security gate, and that I had permits for the firearms I keep inside my house. He was a no show.

Be aware he is a real smooth operator.

Apr 18, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

I have had 7 of these idiots contact me on Facebook and all these stories are of a very similar line. I am just wondering is there anything we can do to catch these scammers??

I was never ever going to give them money especially the last scammer who wanted £25,000 to fix a machine on the oil rig and I was never taken in and my heart goes out to you ladies who have lost money. Surely THERE must be something we can do to catch these scammers.

Ladies please dont fall for their charms as they are full of the nicest words ever to get you to part with cash!!!

DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR LOVE FOR YOU BECAUSE ALL THEY ARE AFTER IS $$$$$$$$

Apr 18, 2018
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David Walter Muller Post
by: Sarah

When you said wife and blood oath I knew it has to be the same guy. I looked him up on Facebook and sure enough, he is using the photo of the same man he used to try and scam me.

I also read the other story on here with the same BS, Not sure how many of them use the blood oath but the same picture was the proof.

The one that tried to scam me went by Chris Anderson. German born and raised but living in Houston.

Went on the oil rig and needed a beneficiary. I refused. Then hr asked for the ITunes gift card. Refused. Then the BOMB. He needed $10,500 To repair the equipment.

I gave him some scammer names that I saw in this site and the other sites and told him to ask them for the money.

That was the end!!!

Apr 17, 2018
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Forged documents
by: Anonymous

Have any of you ladies or men, received any forged documents. I received a passport today, that my friend was coming for a visit and just needed money. Thank heavens I checked out passports, and the laugh was on me.

The name on the bottom was Mr Bean, and I did not realize that was a comedy.

I really think I have been swindled by Nigerians.

Be Careful, and by the way do you think scammers use this website.

ED: It is unlikely they use the website as I screen all comments and submissions before posting. However they certainly are aware of the website as many people posting here have shown their scammer the page to prove they know that they are a scammer.

Apr 17, 2018
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At it again
by: Anonymous

Richard Mark ladies beware. Out of all them that have come my way he was the best. Same old song and dance. I reported him and blocked him. Ladies he was good looking but I knew it wasn't him.

God bless yall and be safe they're professional at this.

Apr 17, 2018
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Snake Charmer
by: Anonymous

I just blocked my oil engineer. He is going by the name David Walter Muller or Walter David Muller. I believed every thing he said, until I got on here and read all the stories. He too started talking about love right off the bat. And wanted ITunes cards.

But I read one womans story that shocked me. About calling her Wife and the blood oath and needed a new machine so he could come over and marry me. It was identical to mine. So, I sent him the story and told him off and Blocked him.

Beware ladies, he has a very sexy voice and can charm a snake. By the way, he is still on Facebook.

Apr 15, 2018
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Answer to Want to Believe
by: Anonymous

I too was so smitten by my man. The exact same situation. At first it was so hard. I had a very hard time distinguishing his pictures that I truly believe was him. Time. It took time.

I read over what he had written and couldn't believe that someone could possibly write such lovely words and was all a scam. You referred to it as being a Cinderella romance. Yes I thought so too. He was that good at being convincing.

I was deeply hurt. Just the other day I got a friend request from someone who had the same profile picture!!! Needless to say I reported him right away.

I hope this helped you. I feel your pain

Apr 13, 2018
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Want to believe
by: Anonymous

I know I have been scammed, but how do you let go,
and I tried not to believe what I read about scamming, but I wanted to believe there was someone out there who cared, like a Cinderella story, but this guy wanted to get married, by looking at my photo, Lol.

He claims he is on an oil rig, has a 14 year old son, but things don't add up, so i told him I was too old to be a mother again, and I have my own family.

He doesn't know me, yet refers to me as Angel, baby, sweetheart etc. Thank you all for your stories, and I see I am not the only gullible
person, as it happened rather suddenly and I loved it.

Now, I am paying for it.

Apr 13, 2018
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Serving time
by: Anonymous

I just read an article that made me half ill, so
women please check it out, as its a true story.

ONLINE DATING MADE THIS WOMAN A PAWN IN A GLOBAL CRIME PLOT.

SHe is serving time, all for the love of a scammer.

Apr 13, 2018
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He hits again
by: Anonymous

The Oil rig scammer goes by the name Chris David Mark - same words, from Germany. Has a kid named Jerry in Boarding school. Is on a rig for 6 years and 4 months. Doesn't want to be alone and is looking for someone.

Wants to meet but needs a letter sent to HR to show intent of visit and that he wont be harmed.

Listen to your gut. He seems nice and engaging but total scammer.

Apr 12, 2018
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Stories
by: Anonymous

These men all seem to have the same stories, I wonder if they all work together, when they are working on a rig, they use the companies equipment so they don't need to buy any parts,.

I had fallen for one man, but the names and pictures change every day, so I am not sure who I met, but when I wouldn't give him anymore money, so he called me all kinds of names.

Apr 08, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

These men are always widowed. Wife has normally died of cancer or in a car crash. The last one I had said he was a widow and I asked did she die of cancer and he said no it was a heart attack.

PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THESE SCAMMERS MONEY.

DO NOT BE FOOLED.

THEY ARE LIARS.

Apr 08, 2018
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Man looking out for his mom... Some advice
by: Anonymous

Show your mum these victims of these terrible scams. It might help her see the reality of all this. They are real good about taking advantage of innocent women.

Contact the bank and let them know of this before she sends money.

God bless and I hope I've helped.

You can always notify the law about the situation. They will tell her and advise her as well.

God bless

Apr 08, 2018
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Help please
by: Anonymous

Hi. I have just found out my mum is speaking to a so called oil rig engineer over in Colorado (I think that’s where she said) we have lost our dad only 4 months ago so she is very vulnerable. I only have a first name and he is called Paul and has 2 teenage children and lost his wife through cancer, already he has spoken about retiring and buying a home in England. He calls at ridiculous times 4-5am and the only photo of him is an actual photo so can’t search the image as it isn’t the original.

I’m worried as my mum is so caught up in this and as her eldest son I feel it’s my duty not to ruin her happiness but to make her aware of the dangers and seriousness of these types of scams. I feel now that she won’t give me anymore information on him as she knows it’s not washing with me.

Thanks for taking time to read and I would appreciate any feed back

Apr 05, 2018
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I'm talking to a man saying he is in Ireland on an oil rig
by: Anonymous

His name is Owen Gabriel and I met him on Facebook bristling oil fields and he said he works in Ireland on a oil rig.

He hasn't asked me for money but I know he is a scammers because a man doesn't TELL you they love and want to marry you so ladies be careful.

His name is Owen Gabriel and on Facebook

Apr 04, 2018
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To Mother in law Might be Getting Scammed
by: Anonymous

There is no might be about it. She IS getting scammed and will lose everything. She will NEVER meet him. Is she really that gullible.

It is sickening that women are giving in to these disgusting creatures while they are laughing at them and counting the money.

She will end up homeless and broke.

Apr 02, 2018
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Oil rig scammer
by: Jacqueline in Ohio

My story is fairly similar. We've talked awhile online. His full name is Austin Patrick Anthony Stone. Not an engineer, claims to be a private contractor. I have been suckered out of a good bit of cash & cards. On a rig in Gulf of Mexico.

Needing money to fix his big drill machine. Has 16 year old girl in boarding school in UK. Now it's my fault he is still on the rig. I don't care about him anymore cause I won't help him out. Wanted me to get a loan so he could fix his machine, finish contract & come & marry me. No, no more, so his life depends on it. That's a new one.

He goes by Patrick Stone, from Kansas City, Kansas. But he has Austin Patrick. Always asks the same questions, always has the same answers for my questions. Can't send me an update photo cause his camera on his phone is broke.

I am done with him.

Apr 01, 2018
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Oil rig acammers
by: Anonymous

These men are scammers!! I had a guy after a few days declaring his love for me and told me his wife had died and had 2 children. I believe his picture to be stolen. He wanted money to fix a machine costing £25,000. Why would you have to pay that amount of money up front is a load of bull💩💩💩.

Please ladies do Not fall for these scammers!!

Apr 01, 2018
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Mother in law might be getting scammed?
by: Anonymous

Hi all! I found this post because I was looking into a man that may be scamming my mother in law. He says he is an oil rig guy that needs money to fix something in the rig. My husband works in the gas and oil field and says half of what he says is not right so I was just wondering if anyone here has heard of a man named michael austine?

This man convinced my mother in law to divorce her husband of 36 years and is now trying to get her to send him money. She’s in the process of selling her home and doing way too much for him and we don’t know much about him and have tried reasoning with her not to trust him but she’s already on the guys hook.

Any information would be great!

Mar 28, 2018
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Grand master oil rig engineer at his best
by: Anonymous

This has all got to be the same charming man. He found me on Instagram. Widowed, wife died in car accident. 12yr old son. Phone dropped on platform, cant send pics, internet connection slow and says he has a home in Georgia (in UK).

He needs itunes cards to send to him and his son. Plans on retiring and marrying me. But my gut feeling said hell no. He is still denying it after i showed him the stolen pics of a man named Lucas gerati.

Btw his initials are SMR. A very handsome man for an old guy. Sounds like hes done this millions of times.

A PRO SCAMMER

Mar 25, 2018
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Robert Hans
by: Anonymous

Got contacted this morning through FB. Guy said his name is Robert Hans. Oil rig worker in Gulf of Mexico but has Home base in LA. Supposedly a widower of 5 years, lost an adult son in a car accident 10 years ago, has a 10 y/o adopted daughter.

When I asked why me to friend, he said he loved my profile picture, and his late wife was a dog lover. My profile picture is of me and my 95 y/o mother, and my Persian CAT!

I’d looked him up, before friending and various pictures. Seemed legit. I just clocked him and unfriended him, but not before I noticed he’d put a picture of a big white blue eyed HUSKY on his profile. Nope nope nope.

Anyway, beware. I blocked and unfriended him. Also erased the few minutes of chat we had. I smelled a skunk from the getgo.

Mar 18, 2018
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Watch out ladies
by: Anonymous

Ok watch out for David Malcolm. A scammer. I knew he was a scammer when he said he was a widow with a son named Harry. He wanted my money to send an iTunes card to his son. I played along and told him before I blocked him I've reported him. Lol.

Ladies they're real good. I'm not blocking my Instagram acct. I'm just blocking them til the next one comes around. LMAO. They're jokes. Have a nice day and ladies be safe. Real men don't ask women for money.

Mar 16, 2018
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Andrew Nepal Johnson
by: Anonymous

Anyone been scammed by Andrew Nepal Johnson

Mar 15, 2018
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Supervisor oil rig scammer. Name of Ryan Brandon
by: Anonymous

Beware of this man. Not only did he steal my heart he stole hundreds of dollars from me. It started out telling me how beautiful I was and that's how it started. Within a few weeks he had me. First he asked me for an iTunes card for $50. I didn't mind that.

Then he planned on coming to visit me with the intention of marrying me but needed $500 to pay for the helicopter off the oil rig. I started questioning him how could he possibly need money and he fed me a line that his wife had died in childbirth leaving him with twins but had also frozen his funds until he remarried and had a mother for his children.

I am a very intelligent woman with common sense and I still believed this. It was just 6 days ago when I was to pick him up at the airport that my son found him on facial reversal that my world was shattered. He is a very handsome man around 65 in the pictures. Again the name he was going by is Ryan Brandon.

Mar 09, 2018
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Richard Golab
by: Anonymous

Richard Golab. Dating scam. Wants money. Works on an oil rig. WIll tell you what you want to hear. Is very kind. Says he's Christian.

Look at all these!!! Wow. So many

Mar 09, 2018
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Ladies be aware
by: Anonymous

James Walker. Two sons and a widower. Wife died ten years ago and is Looking for a mom to his kids. Lives in Connecticut and Said he was a geologist.

Ok said he was almost done with the contract but Had three weeks to go before retirement. All of a sudden he has to go to China and Europe. Needed money 350.00 for a part to order in Ghana west Africa. I researched it.

Told him nope. He is on pof.

Scammers. Please be careful ladies.

Mar 08, 2018
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Ladies be aware
by: Anonymous

David Roosevelt from the Netherlands. Out in the perdido. Widower. Son lives in Australia. He claims he has had an accident and fell off the platform and his wallet was lost at sea.

Hmmmmmm. Ok he didn't have any bank cards to get his son a gift. Asked for 500.00. Umm no don't have it. Ok then. He has no money to get back to Netherlands to get his bank cards taken care of.

Asked for 850.00 to buy his way home. Umm nope. Gets mad real easy. Doesn't really answer my questions. Didn't get a dime from me. I just tell him no and move on.

He's blocked. Ladies be careful. He saw me in Instagram.

Be safe and God bless.

Mar 07, 2018
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Rafael Dominic
by: Anonymous

Anyone know this name?

Mar 07, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

The latest village idiot is in Aberdeen supposedly called Edmund Davis - a widower with 2 children. Half German half American. All the usual chit chat and FB page shows no friends but the ones who have commented are foreigners. Been chatting about 4 weeks and low and behold he needs £24,000 to fix the machine and then he is coming to see me and we can get married.

💩💩💩💩💩 seriously I do not believe a word of it so he will not be getting a penny.

Please be aware if you hear from this man. A total and utter scammer.

Mar 01, 2018
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Oil rig scammer Aberdeen UK
by: Anonymous

Met Antonio Wilson two months ago on Facebook messenger from San Francisco - wife died 4 years ago from accident and has 13 yr old son Eric. He went to Aberdeen UK to work on an oil rig.

Dropped his wallet with money and credit card. He's from Rome but lives in US now. After a few weeks asked for iTunes cards and I told him I had no money. He started calling me his wife. Wanted me to take a blood oath. He gets very angry when I call him a scam. He has very good writing. Says his drill broke and he needs a new one so he can get the job done so he can come home to marry me.

Now he's asking for SIM cards. I'm done as my heart hurts from the wonderful love he claims he had for me but when he got mad he wasn't so nice. Hard to let go of the nice things he said. I think he found me on a grief support site then looked me up on Facebook then he said his account was hacked so he wanted to message through Hangout.

Feb 23, 2018
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Frank Baker
by: Anonymous

He could be Chris Anderson oil rigger from Texas or anyone. They change names often. They change photos often. But if he says oil rigger he is a scammer. More info and we can compare stories.

Feb 20, 2018
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Frank Baker ???
by: Anonymous

Frank Baker? oil rigger from Texas?

Anyone?

Feb 14, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

My story is similar to many others here. His name is Emmanuel Jefferson. His wife died in a car accident and daughter was in boarding school (Texas). He claimed to be a Marine Engineer but his grammar was horrible (first red flag).

I played along and answered his stupid questions about life and love. He found me on Facebook and his profile was odd. All of his friends were foreigners. He claimed he was from Georgia. He then started asking personal information about my job, phone number/carrier.

He wanted me to send two pictures of myself. He also insisted that I download the hangout app which I, of course, refused. That was never going to happen! Once he started to call me I ended it and blocked him.

Ladies be careful out there!! It's not worth the hassle.

Take care!

Feb 07, 2018
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oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

An oil rig worker does not have a lot of time to chat on social media. They work 12 to 14 hour shifts..12 to 14 days straight.. Ask if he is working and spends a lot of time on and off during the day, while he is on his shift. It's a scam.

Always by the 1 or 3 week money is asked for - for sometimes something goes wrong song every time.. scam scam.. scam..

Feb 07, 2018
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Another oil rig engineer story
by: Anonymous

Hi girlfriends, I'm so glad we can share our experience this way. Maybe it will help the next victim from falling into the trap. I won't mention his name since I'm sure he changes it often, but it started as an innocent set of texts on WWF.

His pic looked interesting and as the weeks went by, I started liking what he told me about himself, and felt badly about his wife dying of cancer 7 years ago. He sounded lonely and was worried about his daughter back in the states with a nanny.

He allegedly had a six month contract on an oil rig in Norway. We moved to Hangouts so we could be in touch more often. He was charming and sweet for months, nothing inappropriate, no red flags. He constantly professed his love for me, and wanted to meet me when he came back to the states next month.

Though it was hard to understand these feelings for someone I'd never met in person, I was beginning to be under his spell. Until he asked me to accept a delivery from a London shipping company that was supposed to contain his "inheritance ".

Hello red flags!

I ended our contact and have learned a lesson. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't!

Feb 05, 2018
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Civil Worker scam
by: Anonymous

To anonymous who was scammed by a man named Kowalski CarlTony also Beckham Kowalski, I think we were scammed by the same man. I met him on FB and he told me he was a civil worker doing a job in Istanbul, and was from Seattle, Washington. He said he was a widower, lost his wife and son in childbirth. He went by the name Tony Carl.

As we got to know each other I asked him his middle name and he said it was Beckham. He has a facebook page right now using the name Tony Carl.

Beware ladies he is a nigerian scammer.

Feb 04, 2018
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Scammed up
by: Anonymous

Wish I had known about this site before I got scammed but at least it was just 3wks. Like all the others, pictures handsome. Very romantic. Love songs. Much younger than me. Of course said age doesn't matter. Soon asked for money because of accident on rig. From watching a friend of mine, I knew right away it was a scam.

I told him it ain't going to happen. Unfriended him. No more friending someone I don't know. Guess he figured I had money because I was retired with a home and nicer car.

Guess I got the last laugh!!

Jan 31, 2018
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Oil rig engineers
by: Anonymous

In the last 2 days 2 different men contacted me on Facebook, claiming to be oil rig engineers. The first one called himself Billy Tucker, from the US and played the widowed man. Didn't ask him anything since I didn't want to waste time talking to him. Wrote to me on Messenger and I got frightened when he tried to call me the night after I added him om FB so I blocked him.

Then right away another man asked me to add him om FB and be was not as sleezy, but the first thing he asked me was if I was single. He claimed to be from London, but was born in the Netherlands. He called himself Matt Dirk and on FB His occupation was listed as self employed. I got mad when he wrote to me on Messenger that he was an oil rig engineer, and couldn't stop myself from asking him what kind of scam this was and if he just named the sum, I would transfer it to to him right away to save time.

I'm not sure if these two men are scammers, but it sure felt like it. Someone tried to scam me this summer, posing as a military, and I spent months talking to him and got very upset when he tried to make me sign a fake leave permit, so I'm fed up with these idiots by now!!!

Jan 29, 2018
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Terry Bounce
by: Anonymous

Terry Bounce is a scam artist with several face book profiles. He said he works in oil rigs and is in Germany but I didn’t get taken by him. I started to have feelings for him and was heart broken when I found out he promised two other wemen the same stuff he promised me to move there and be with them.

He told me the same thing he told us all that he loved us and we were the only one for him. He asked all of us to send him a Itunes card and said he was widowed and had a son in boarding school in the UK. I didn’t send him anything but one said she was taken for eight thousand dollars because she was so in love with him and believed he was real and going to come be with her.

Stay away from this con man he is good at what he does

Jan 27, 2018
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Scammer has more then just me on the go
by: Silly lady

I have been very silly and I know I have been scammed by a person calling himself Barry Connie as he sent the wrong message to me on Google hangouts as it said Kath you need go stop ringing me.

He told me he was a oil rig engineer who was a widow who had a daughter who was 15 and in boarding school. He said his wife died in a car accident and he asked if I could get him an iTunes voucher so he could keep his work on it.

He asked me to move my bank and hè would send poems to me and told me I was the love of his life and wanted me to get married and have kids and we are to start a business together.

His name is Barry Connie

Jan 24, 2018
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Maurice Bell! Very Handsome. Scam profile page on FB. Wish I knew the real person.

Jan 18, 2018
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Kind Loving Thief Miller Adesode
by: Victim/2Anonymous

My scammer was kind, sweet and gentle. He got $2,500 Out of me for a sick 13 yr old daughter having a kidney transplant! I dated this guy for 3-4 months on Instagram where he was so emotional he tried to commit suicide twice because of the stress of being on a ship with a broken drill and his daughter dying.

He was a widower and very lonely looking for a christian wife. His name is Miller Adesode. All the photos I received were NOT all of him. While they were similar very close, it appeared it might be a dating ring of men around 57 yrs old with goatee and gorgeous white hair. All white European men! He meshed photos of him with mine, making it appear like we were an item. Promises of true love, never making me cry, never cheating on me, etc etc. He sent me poems until I started seeing a pattern.

Then the beautiful romantic songs started. I played along. His daughter is in a boarding school in Italy. He was from Germany. Soft spoken loving man. Begging for my trust! He performed a wedding vow and vowed on the bible to be my husband and asked me to vow. I never got the bible and did NOT vow marriage to him but gave him a lecture as to how serious in Gods eyes a VOW is when using Gods name.

He had a Nigerian accent and his voice never matched the different photos he sent. I don't wish the man any harm. He walked into my life at a time when I really needed him. Yes, I lost money but I don't care now! I would absolutely enjoy having him permanently in my life as we really meshed. Until I recently told him I had spoken to others about him then I noticed the texts started getting fewer and fewer or is it that the Holidays are over as I also noticed he strangely could not be reached on Thanksgiving, Xmas Day and New Years! And even MLK Day... Red Flag. Married??

But he certainly was sweet. The photos he stole were nice and very romantic! However I may have gotten the real deal on this one as I got his Dr Lisc and Passport and I admire him for that. He was sweet to me!

Be careful Ladies! Not all scammers are Kind!

Jan 12, 2018
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Exxon oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

And I usually never answer them but for some reason I did this time. The guy's name on Facebook and messenger and hangouts comes up Kowalski Carl Tony. Apparently that is his great-grandfather's name and he uses it as a tribute apparently he said his name is Beckham Carl Kowalski. This gentleman always knew what to say and made me fall in love him and everything was Baby, Darling, my love, honey, I want to come home, I want to be with you,.

He said I don't want to be on the rig anymore and said he's widowed but his wife died giving birth to their youngest son. He's got two children and says their names are Tyga age 7 and Beckham jr. Age 3. he said he works on the Exxon rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. I'll send you a picture because he's gorgeous but I feel like an idiot because I once fell hard.

That's when the scan came that he had to get his Security box transferred here from the UK so he gave me all the information and all the codes and I contacted an attorney out there. The attorney said that I would need a power of attorney and some other information so I sent in what information I could and like an idiot not thinking I sent them a picture of my driver's license.

Now I feel like a fool anyway I got a response from the attorney telling me that with court funds and the transfers from the security holding company they would need 880 British pounds which is $1,200 us cash. So I contacted Beckham and I told him I couldn't do it because I didn't have the funds. I can barely make my bills let alone have any type of money in the bank so he asked me to find a way to come up with the money and take out a loan or borrow it because he can't leave until that money is transferred as it is Company policy.

He said since I was unable to do this he hasn't really responded to me and if he does it's a two-word oh baby, baby no, love, please... I ended up in the hospital and he couldn't even ask me if I was okay or why I was in there.

I haven't heard from him. I sent him a text that he's read them but no response. So for anybody who gets to read this please be careful and don't get involved with anybody by the last name of Kowalski Carl Toney or Beckham and don't let him send pictures because if he sends you a picture you will melt.

He's got the most gorgeous blue eyes and the smile oh my God the smile but now I kick myself why didn't I figure this out in the beginning instead of letting myself fall in love, so ladies please be careful he's out there.

Sorry everyone I don't know how to get the picture out on here.

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Jan 10, 2018
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Scammer on Instagram
by: Anonymous

I have just been taken for a fool too! Look out for a BryanArthur1010 on Instagram. He is active now. Similar thing, his Parents died in a car crash when he was 8! He is now 54 or so he says.

He says he has been divorced for 5 years and his x wife had an affair with his best friend. So, he swamped me with his undying love, poems, songs etc for 4 weeks daily then suddenly he needs to go on a business trip from Boston MA to Turkey.

He messages me with so much lovey dovey crap and asks me for a $200 dollar iTunes gift card as he needs to download an important document. I told him where to go and no communication at all since! He has a handsome face and salt and pepper beard and moustache. He says he was raised in Hungary so that is why he has a peculiar accent.

He sounded like he was Nigerian. Watch out ladies because this guy is gifted with buckets of charm!!!

Check out a STEVE GEORGE too on Instagram!

Dec 19, 2017
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Eric Roy Jessup - Anyone knows?
by: Anonymous

Does this name sounds familiar to anyone? Same story, oil rig in Edinburgh, Scotland, 10-year old son in boarding school, lost wallet, need to get money to release equipment from Chinese customs.

Dec 18, 2017
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Selimi Mair Oil rig enginner at the Gulf of Mexico Romance Scammer
by: Anonymous

Attention Ladies: I accepted a Facebook friend request from Selimi Mair back in September of 2017. We had a few mutual friends. He was so friendly and polite. I would receive messages daily via messenger asking how I was doing.

Eventually he told me he's been divorced for two years, and was looking for a nice single lady to help him raise his son, Jack who has been living with his Nanny in Las Vegas, Nevada. After two months of our friendship, he confessed how deeply in love he was with me. He didn't seem to care that I was happily married.

He said he was extremely attracted to me, and there was a strong chemistry between us. He said he needed me to help him out by opening a Savings Account so he could transfer money there for me to keep for him so when he was finished with his contract assignment at the end of December he could come and meet me in person.

He insisted God put me in his life for a reason. He didn't trust anyone else with his money except me. I refused to open up a bank account for him. He later asked me if I could send his son a moneygram for $50.00 to help him out with some personal expenses.

Like a fool, I felt sorry for him. I begin to become suspicious that what he was telling me was all lies. I had this gut instinct something wasn't right. I confronted him and told him how I felt. We had a huge argument and stopped talking for a few days.

Eventually, I decided I would view his Facebook photos. I decided to use "Google Image" and "Tin Eye". Low and behold I found several of the pictures he had on his Facebook page to all belong to someone else. He stole someone else identity and photos. He says he's 53 years old and is from Croatia.

I did chat with him a few times on Viber before we had a big fight, and I blocked him.

His viber phone number is 1-205-575-8135.

He became very angry with me when I refused to give him any money. Ladies....please be careful and remeber when in doubt....go to Google Image or Tin Eye to verify the person who's supposedly your online friend is not out to take advantage of you in any way.

I'm so relieved I followed my heart, and didn't give in to this Loser.

Dec 17, 2017
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Lorenzo Almario petrochemical engineer
by: Anonymous

Italian accent born and raised in Dallas Texas claims he is offshore in North Korea. He says he needs 3000 to get home. Dozens of pictures and only wants to communicate through Google Hangouts. He is very secretive and I posted I was in a relationship haha and he wouldn't change the settings plus had another profile with just women from a year ago.

I wonder who's pics and stuff he stole except called video chat once and I missed it so we will never know. I've gotten dozens of pictures including his work card from lukeoil

Dec 14, 2017
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Karl Jensen Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

Dear ladies, I have the very same story. He pretended to have found me through LinkedIn, a half American (from Nevada) half German guy, 52 years old, divorced since 8 years with a 16 years old daughter.

Very charming looking guy, sending lots of photos, his english is amazing, sending poems etc and he quickly entered my heart as well. After 6 weeks of emailing (karljensen126@gmail.com) he also left for his last big oil-rig-job to the UK, and we then started to chat through Skype as no internet access was available.

After 1 week on the rig money was needed for a spare part and so on and so on. I communicated with 2 companies on his behalf, both having websites (www.amotechequipment.com and www.penviewoil.com), but they seem to be outdated..... but somehow it all sounded so real to me.

Penview Oil sent me an email, confirming that Karl Jensen had advised them to make their first down-payment of 182.000€ to me instead of him to give me the confidence, I will get all my money back.

Anyway I sent initially 5.000€ to a spanish bank account of amotech-equipment, but then more requests were coming. And then it became more and more evident that all was fake.

It broke my heart and I lost the money and it really helps me to read all your stories to close this chapter.

By the way, a day later I was contacted through Skype by Michael Uwe, a doctor based in Damascus. I was already imagining the stories I might hear from him, so I stopped the conversation right away.

There are too many scammers out there unfortunately.

Dec 12, 2017
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Richard Powell
by: Anonymous

Does any one know this man, Richard Powell, Independent oil contractor from Houston Texas, made friend's with me on facebook, in October 2017, said he was a widower, wife had died four years ago, he said he was born in Brazil, and his mother brought him to America, when his father died of Cancer, his mother has since died, and he was all alone.

Said he work for Trans Ocean, and did oil and gas explorations jobs, he was a marine engineer by trade. We talked for a few weeks, he was really nice, and I fell in love with him, he said he loved me, so charming, and I quickly fell under his spell.

He then told me he had won a contract to go out to West Africa, for seven weeks, and this was his last job before he retired, and he would come over to see me when his contract finished. We carried on speaking to each other at least three times a day, he had sent me lots of photos, he had been out in Lagos for about two weeks, when he said he wasn't able to work because he had given his officer, all his money to go and buy a tool that they needed, and he had been robbed.

He asked me if I could send him $3000 USD, but I told him I hadn't got that sort of money, he told me to get a loan for him, and I told him I didn't think I could, but he just drove me mad, I was so stressed that I gave into him and got him the money, and I had to pay it into his officers a/c, which I said I didn't want to do, but he talked me into it, and I sent it to him.

Then two weeks later he asked me for more money, because he was starving, he asked me for £1000, I told him I hadn't got that much money, he then said £500, would do, told him I hadn't got that either, and in the end I managed to send him £400, what a bloody fool I've been, listening to all the lies he told me and like the fool I am I believed him, when I used to ask him questions, he didn't like it, and used to get angry,the final straw came last week when he said his machinery had broken down, and could I get him £5000

I just knew then that this man was taking me for a ride, told him there was no way I could get that sort of money, told him I thought he was a scammer,he got angry with me and said goodbye.

Dec 10, 2017
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Please help me
by: Feeling a fool

Has anyone heard of a Frenchman called Henri Gregoire? He is extremely charming and approached me on match.Com. He did the same as most of you, and has a 16 year old daughter named Olivia, needed money for her birthday party, then he needed money for a broken part on the rig that he was responsible for but it got stuck in customs, was very religious, and did I say charming?

Now he has traveled to the country Georgia, and is being held in a police station there or tax evasion, and has the barrister calling me for 500$ as a retainer! This man has tons of pictures, which I've done the reverse picture look up and can't find him?

I want him to be real, but I don't think he is? Help?
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Dec 06, 2017
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Jason K Tyler from atlanta georgia
by: motherd52

Says he works as a civil engineer, working now ( supposedly)in Alaska. He just messaged me out of the blue. He got Lovey dovey from the start. He knew just what to say, but when I would doubt him he would get very nasty, almost psycho! We went from instant messenger to Viber real fast.

He called me once, but his voice sounded Asian, when I hung up he wouldnt talk over the phone anymore, only message. Also, would ask him to send me a selfie of where he was, he said he didnt like selfies, but yet his profile pics were full of selfies!

He had 2 kids, boy 13, and daughter also. He was a widower for 7 years. His grammar was not anerican, way off. He says hes from Atlanta, but could find no evidence of him being there! Now he says hes moving to Worcester Pennsylvania. Has lived all over, New York, Calif., Portugal and UK.

Things went ok for a week, then came the pitch for a Itunes card for his son, and maybe Amazon for him because the wifi on the rig wasnt working.

I suspected from the beginningI but wanted to believe so I did some checking on truth finder, and social catfish for picture checks. I found him on 2 other different sites, one portugese dating site and a vietnamese dating site. When I asked him, he went ballistic! He still denies, and blocked me.

I sure would like to find the real guy in the pictures! He uses the phone numbers # 44 376 919 7329, and 518-945-6425 from new york!

Dec 05, 2017
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Just wanted to be my friend
by: Anonymous

Collins Baker was the name given from Berlin but moved to Houston. Wife died from cancer 3 years ago and working on a rig in Istanbul. Said he was a Christian with a 19 year old son and 16 year old daughter being cared for by God fearing people, so easy to fall for this story.

I really liked visiting with him but sounds like all the other stories on this site, never directly answers a question. I really wanted him to be real but he decided we could not remain friends because of my suspicions. Started with saying his drilling machine was having problems and did not know how he would be able to pay for repairs, then moved to needing ITunes gift card so he could get more units to text.

I told him the photos he had sent seemed to not match the words he was speaking.

Dec 04, 2017
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Ladies were all talking to the same man he just changes his name and his picture and the place that he is. He will be charming and romantic and promise you the world for the first two or three weeks and then somehow someway something will happen and he will need money.

He will first ask for iTunes cards just a little bit at a time - just maybe 50 or 60 but then comes the bomb he will ask for $2000 to help him fix his oil rig as he needs a oil pan or something broke or blah blah blah blah blah.

Do not believe anything he tells you. Believe me when I say anything that looks too good to be true is it so block him and forget he ever existed

Dec 03, 2017
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Almost scammed again
by: Anonymous

Was talking to oil rig engeneer. Maybe. We talked for like a week and he was to come see me. He said he had to purchase a form to request live. I think he ment leave. Then he had to contact his company and tell them the address where he would be for the time he was gone. Then i get an email he has to pay his replacment for the time he is on vacation. He says he has nearly half and wants me to help with the other half.

I have no money. Ive told him that. Now he came back and is worried about the money he spent on the form. His name is Gary J. Micheal. Does anyone know of him.

Dec 02, 2017
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John Graham (2)
by: Anonymous

Began on fb and messenger. Profile etc went down a couple of times, but he was soon back, blaming 'that damn hacker's Very convincing at first, weaving a story of a hard working man whose wife cheated on him leaving him to bring up two young daughters.

They were his world and the reason he needed to stay strong. Encouraged to email Wendy who soon joined in the scam, asking for birthday presents and then $150 for her party as dad had problems with his bank.

A very rich man, thanks to oil business paying silly money. Lots of love and lust...then a switch to hangouts and a phone call.

Questioned 'black' accent...blamed on signal and having Dutch father. Brother killed in army in Afghanistan. Had to go to Aberdeen to sign deal 'for my sole contract project' but needed iTunes gift card to do work on computer. Then equipment got held by customs and needed money to be released as bank said his account had been stopped in US.

Then moved to Istanbul...hadn't been in touch as had flu. Still no money..kept asking and I kept refusing. Then there had been an explosion on the platform, he was burned and had 'drips on body'. Dr Paul Williams helping him to write even gave the 'Drs' email so I could write to him.

Said he was a lying sob..nothing heard since, no money handed over...lesson learned.

Dec 02, 2017
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John Graham
by: Anonymous

Anyone met this charmer? 2 daughters Wendy and Vanessa. Divorced. Was in Salzburg then Istanbul.

Nov 21, 2017
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Engineer working in Dubai
by: Anonymous

I fell for it but didn't send money, thankfully. I met "Michael" on zoosk and we quickly exchanged cell phone #s. He claimed to live in Beverly Hills but had to leave for Dubai for a lucrative engineering contract.

He claimed to be a widow but with 2 young daughters in boarding school in Alberta, Canada. Came on very strong but in a somewhat charming way. After several days of texting while he was in Dubai, allegedly, he called to say one of his daughters had a medical emergency and he couldn't be there with her because he had to finish the project in Dubai. I felt sorry for him.

Two days later, he called and said he was attacked on his way to buy a drill for the oil rig project and was knifed by his attackers--who stole his briefcase and wallet.

I couldn't believe his bad luck. He claimed he couldn't use his credit cards because they were stolen and couldn't access money from his bank accounts due to banking complications. Then he regaled me with stories about how he had very little cash left and worried about how he would eat while the police investigated the crime.

I offered to send him some money and at first, he declined because that "wouldn't be right." But shortly thereafter, he decided to take me up on the offer and when I asked how much, he said $20,000 but that he would pay me back.

I almost fell over. I nervously told him I didn't have that kind of money and would need to ring him back later. At that point, I figured it out and stopped answering his texts and phone calls. I'm still stunned that this happened to me but after reading about these scams all night, I guess I am not alone.

Beware of Michael the Engineer working in Dubai w/2 young daughters in a boarding school. Uggh.....my phone continues to ring.

Nov 19, 2017
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

I am in contact with a man who claims to be from Kansas City Kansas and is a contractor for shell Oil in las angles California. His name is Jeffrey John has a daughter named Mary Jeffrey. Claims he broke a pump and has to replace it.

The pump cost 20,000 dollars he needs 5,000 dollars to buy the pump. We have been texting for 3 months. Was always wanting me to send Itune cards to him and his daughter.

I did none of this. I have been scammed before.

Nov 13, 2017
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Monetary loss 45000
by: Anonymous

Here is my scammers phone number in Canada.

778-400-0285 My Scammers name is George Gomes and he is still very active. I met him on Christian Mingle.

Nov 13, 2017
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Possible Canadian North Sea rig?
by: Anonymous

Has any one been talking to a guy in the North Sea supposedly. Name is Olaf? Canadian phone number but says he is from Norway.

Nov 12, 2017
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Oil Rig Engineer CL
by: Anonymous

Look out ladies my scammer calls himself Kelvin Williamsen. Widowed with one grown daughter and a grandson. Has a FB page with a picture but I replied to a post on CL. He was looking for LTR blah blah blah. He obviously stole someone else's pictures an created a fake Facebook profile.

I was always sceptical of him talking to me about catfished or scamming. Oh no he was a gentleman & a Christian. I wish I could find the real man in those pics he sent me. So handsome but I regress. The only thing he stole from me was my heart. I truly fell hard for this man. We talked several times a day every day for close to a month.

Finally last night he hit me up with needing help on a project. All lies as soon as the iTunes card request came out of his mouth I knew for sure I'd been sucker punched in the heart.

I called him out on his lies. Told him how shameful to prey on people. Oh he was so hurt.
I feel like such a fool.

Ladies beware of a handsome dark haired man with a touch of salt & pepper facial hair pictured with a young child or a cute puppy. This guy had so many pictures of this Kelvin Williamsen fella. I even tried to trace them on a pic trace app but nothing came up which was fishy. Even sent gym pics after supposedly just visiting the oil rig gym.

What a rotten person this man is. My head was always telling my heart if it's too good to be true it probably is.

Nov 05, 2017
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REPEATEDLY SCAMMED
by: Anonymous

Facebook is full of the romance scammers today. The "Rig" gig is what is most commonly found to be the scammer. Until I got on Words With Friends, the scammer was occasional but since I started playing the game, within the past three months, it is not uncommon to have three in a week.

They do not have to have a Facebook account to play the game but beware, I believe that most of them who do not have FB accounts are the scammers.

Never realized how many Rig employees were out there. Most are asking for money or iTunes Cards. Amazing, men who make that good money need such monetary assistance.

BEWARE OF THE MAN WORKING ON A RIG.

Nov 05, 2017
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And Mark Roberts
by: George Morrison/Morrisong762

Please keep clear of these two. Exactly the same words of other oil riggers.

Nov 04, 2017
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Curious
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a man by the name of Miller Adesode?

Oct 29, 2017
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To Jamie Anderson
by: Anonymous

Yes, Andre was pictured wearing a light shirt with dark glasses on.

Oct 29, 2017
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Cautious
by: Anonymous

My scammer's name is Andre Carlito, 63 year white man from Yarmouth, Maine. Pictured with his grandson.

A petroleum Engineer, and a christian. A man who was looking for a good christian woman to spend his life with after he finishes his contract on an Oil rig in the Gulf of mexico in December, 2017. He asked me to be his friend on Facebook, He looked so nice and kind, an all American man, so I accepted him.(big mistake).

We texted long enough to get to know each other. Sometimes it didn't seem like he was answering my questions, so I asked him if he was reading everything I said (he really wasn't). After a long time texting, he asked me for my phone #, and I gave it to him. He said he was raised in Australia, so he had an accent. He called me, and I could hardly understand him.

We talked so many times, I was helping him saying his words. I asked him to go back to texting, and he did. He always wanted to know where I was, and what I was doing. He finally after a period of time started professing his love for me. I was his queen, his life, his one and only, and he would die before he would hurt me.

I told him that you can't love someone you haven't met in person, but he would not hear of that, and I was never to say that again. He asked for my address, and I asked him why, and he said he had a surprise to send me, so dumb like I gave it to him. Two days later I went to the door and I received A doz. red roses, and a teddy bear.

I later learned that was to gain my trust. He wanted pictures and I sent them, he said it was against the rules to take a picture on the rig, so he couldn't send me one. He said he had pictures on his phone, so he sent me them, which just happened to be the same ones on Facebook. It seemed like we talked forever, then one night we were texting, all of a sudden, he got an emergency phone call, saying there was a terrible explosion on the platform where they were drilling, ending the call with pray, pray for me.

The next morning he texted me saying he needed $43000, to fix a machine, he was always sending me a love song, so I sent him one called It's Over, then I blocked him. Got lifelock. Changed my phone number. Deleted everything about him.

Thank God I am fine, and my heart wasn't broken. I traced him, and he was a black man. Never on an oil rig.

I hope my story helps someone.

Oct 26, 2017
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Add Aaron Albert to the list!
by: Anonymous

Same things word for word of other ladies

Oct 16, 2017
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Kendrick B Edema Oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Kendrick B Edema, I can’t anything about this man.

Oct 10, 2017
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Chris Anderson Houston TX
by: Anonymous

He found me on Words with Friends two months ago. Started a chat about the game and then got personal telling me how beautiful I was. His Facebook profile was of him and a young daughter. He was a widow. Asked me if I was married. I told him I was and very committed.

We did end up on messenger a few weeks ago and friends on Facebook. His daughter lived with his sick mother and a nanny. He wrote in broken English. He tried video chatting with me but I could never see him. Once he started with the love talk and how we were meant to be together I freaked out. He never asked me for money. But I had recently stopped working. He still kept on communicating and we spoke on the phone a few times.

He never seemed to work but sometimes he would be working on a drilling contract that would be worth 18 million dollars. HE then started with the love poems and professing his undying love for me. Then one day he was no longer my facebook friend. I asked him what happened and he said he had no idea. But he was still on Words with Friends. I started to get uncomfortable and blocked him on messenger and deleted Words with Friends. I never thought for a minute that he was a scammer until I started doing research on him in Houston and came across this site.

I really thought he was lonely and had just fixated on me. Wow have my eyes been opened. Thank goodness I blocked him. The intensity was too much even without the request for money which I am sure was coming!

Sep 12, 2017
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Andy Rossi Scammer on oil rig
by: Anonymous

I have recently been scammed on an online dating site.I live in Italy. He said he does too, widow, no kids, wife dies of breast cancer, was Italian so moved to Italy when she died.

He claims to be from British father, Norwegian mother, lived in Oslo with wife. His parents died in a car crash when he was 19, he was sent to England to an uncle and did a civil engeering degree and has his own company working on oil rigs!

He sent me loads of compliments, photos of himself (probably not him) and his written english was good. He sent me romantic songs and said he had found a new partner for life. I couldn't find anything about him on the internet and his company didn't exist either so alarm bells rang.

He went away on an oil rig and there was a disaster where 7 workers fell in to the sea and drowned in the Philippines. He felt awful about it and was depressed but writing to me kept him going. He was ordered to pay 200.000 euro or go to jail for 6 months. His last email said not to worry he and his men had found 140.000 euro and would try their best to find the other 60.000 euros.

He didn't ask me to send him any mony but I felt he would in the next email. Luckily my friend found an article on the internet about an oil rig scam online dating. I realised I had been scammed and cancelled all communication with him.

He was going by the name Andy Rossi.

Sep 02, 2017
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New Discovery
by: Anonymous

To the lady under New Discovery Please email me veronicag555@gmail.com the info of that lady the account holder, Is her name Judy ?

My scammer gave me an account number to of a lady by the name of Judy, and he claimed German and works for rig oil.

The pics sent was a mid 50s salt pepper hair and sure European but the guy on the phone sounded white kid with acting accent.

I found the owner of the pic that I had and he was a German photographer and early stage actor

Apr 07, 2017
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Confused about all this
by: Anonymous

I met someone even tho I wasn't looking....the person looks out after me and knows I am on a fixed income and doesn't ask for a thing....I am very confused but what can I say as I like the attention till he gets tired and gets rid of me.

I can handle it because men have been doing this to me ever since I can remember....It is sad how men and women use you...I went to a site and saw about 4 that had been in touch with me....well now I delete them when they try to contact me....I would love to have a champion before I die but God is in control of my life.

Yes he claims to be an oil rig engineer....has an acent I believe he is from Nigeria.

In his picture he is white.

Mar 22, 2017
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David Morgan
by: Sharon Henson

Hi, I'm the 'dear friend' mentioned by Another Woman in her comments. Your scammer sounds similar to mine. He told me he was a rig engineer in the UK. Went by the name of Steve Vig, he was a widower, no kids, parents passed, and one brother he hadn't seen in years.

He gave me the line about not being able to send selfies or video chat because rigs have rules on cellphone cameras. I looked it up, I did see a few stories where it said they were banned. It all started out so loving and I was hooked.

The man in the pictures I was sent was very handsome, not a 10, but seemed very real and approachable. I often worry that I'm not pretty enough or whatever for the really handsome ones but I could see myself with this man. After about 6 weeks, he asked me for money to have his stuffs sent to me. Like a fool, I sent it.

Anyway, I was wondering if he sent you pictures? My story can be found on this site under the Nigerian Dating Scam. Steve Vig Oil Rig Engineer. Would you mind checking it out, I posted the pictures I was sent. Just curious if it could be the same scammer. I am glad you didn't send money.

I hope you are doing ok through all this. It's taking me time but I'm getting through it.

Thank you,

Sharon

Mar 22, 2017
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Oil Rig Engineer
by: Another woman.

First of all I want to thank you for sharing your story, and just tell you that I really applaud you for not getting taken by this fool.

I've got a dear friend who was taken by one who said the very same things to her and I'm so glad to hear that you listened to your gut and didn't let him go any further than it did.

I was taken by a man who was pretending to be from Georgia. A different story but the same intentions. They're all in it for the same reason. And I'm so glad you didn't get heart broken or that he didn't get any money from you.
It has been a little over 2 months since I stopped all contact from the man who scammed me, and now that the pain has left, and I have moved on I just chalk it all up as a good but hard lesson in my life.

Things get better and it's good to share our stories and get it known, so others can know who these scammers are and how they operate. It's very comforting to also see that were not alone in all of this.

Thank you for sharing, and I wish you all the best!

Take care.

Another woman ⚘

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