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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Jul 13, 2019
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Busted me a scammer!!!
by: Anonymous

Bradford Kuhn on Hangouts Brad J on Instagram!!! Finally sent me a pic that I compared with the Brad J photo, then watched You Tube video with a bunch of pics used by scammers and low and behold THERE HE WAS!!!! You got BUSTED AND REPORTED!!!! My Momma didn’t raise no Fool!!

Jul 13, 2019
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Another oil rig loser
by: Anonymous

Oh yeah the famous oil rig owner/millionaire- Mitch Hulkins anyone??? Sweet, charming and has a daughter in school in Dubai, wife died 3 yrs ago from a tragic accident/ murder? Lives in Florida and works off the coast on an oil rig that apparently keeps spilling and he cant leave. His pretend daughter even sends emails and when questioned about his legitimacy- he gets very mean and aggravated. What a POS this guy is.

Be careful on these damn dating websites.

Jul 10, 2019
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William Clifford
by: Lori

Almost the same. Oh boy its a good thing I can write off time as research expense. weird

Jul 10, 2019
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William Clifford Oil Rig Scam
by: Christina

Started with an innocent text/chat on WWF. Led to all kinds of declarations of love and happy ever after. This has been going on for over a month. He did not ask for anything but I am sure it was coming. Similar story as the rest. Petroleum engineer on a rig in the gulf. Wife died in a car accident 5 years ago, has 2 children; a girl who is 17 and a son who is 8, both in boarding school in UK. Is originally from Denmark but was living in UK with his wife and children. Had to sell all of his possessions to be able to complete his bid on this job. After a little sleuthing I found that his pictures are of another man who has nothing to do with any of this. Who knows who the children are. Anyway, thank you so much for this website and these comments. I can only imagine what kind of disaster you have saved me from !!

Jul 09, 2019
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Patrick Logan
by: Anonymous

Oil rig worker, lives in Texas, currently working off shore California. 60 yo, turning 61 this year. Widower, wife died in auto accident 7 years ago. No kids or family. Born in NY but raised in Belgium at 19. Strong accent, says it’s Dutch. Met on Words with Friends.

Anyone with similar man?

Jul 08, 2019
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@Tammy
by: Anonymous

Feel free to email me pictures or anyone one off you ..I to have pictures and info my email is maryagnes412@gmail.com thank you

Jul 08, 2019
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Pictures
by: Tammy

I would like to exchange pictures with some of you, if that is possible.

Jul 05, 2019
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Valuable box
by: Anonymous

My case was similar with the valuable box, I was told it was an inheritance from the father but my guy went by a different name. He sent me documentation on the box, and where I was to pick it up, and then became angry when I didn't fall for it.

I was told I would have to pay for shipping, but I would get a percent of what was in the box, which was zero. These men are very good at their games.

Please be vigilant!

Jul 05, 2019
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Box
by: Anonymous

Dr. Phil had someone on his show a few years back with the same scenario. Pay and pay to get this box shipped through customs that contained cash. Don't forget it, if you can try to find that show and watch it!!!

Jul 05, 2019
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Re “valuable” box
by: Anonymous

I had one last year - see comment about Jeff Hanna on this site. He said his box contained an inheritance from his father. I would be paid when he gave me the box. It’s all a scam. Hopefully your mother hasn’t given him any money.

Jul 05, 2019
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Money in boxes
by: Anonymous

Can I ask has anyone been asked to give cash so these men can get some kind of box that has hundreds of thousands in it? My mum is involved with someone who keeps bringing up some box that he needs to get but needs money to get it. This has been going on now for over a year. She allegedly went to visit him in hamburg but she is a liar herself so not sure I believe her. Name Gerhard morrison also known as harry!

Jul 05, 2019
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Anyone know (David Muller)
by: Anonymous

I received a message on a word game called Word Chums. He said he was a petroleum engineer lives in Houston but currently in the gulf offshore. He said he was 58 originally from Frankfurt Germany. A daughter 12 yrs old and his wife died 5 years ago from brain cancer. He said he was in a relationship but she cheated on him with his best friend so he ended it. Very smooth talker and always calling me dear.

He never asked for anything but it had only been 3 weeks I have chatted with him. I talked with him on the phone once and he had a very heavy accent.

Jul 05, 2019
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Leo Raphael
by: Anonymous

Ex Marine from Afghanistan, now stranded at customs in Dubai for 6 weeks.

My mom has lost everything, she even got a loan that she cannot pay off but transferred to them as well.

This is so sick. What if something like this would happen to their mother or relative !!!

Ladies wake UP, this is not worth it.

Jul 03, 2019
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Looking for material for Documentary film on this subject
by: Possible compensation

Looking for material for a Documentary film on this subject (internet Romance Scams)

*will furnish non-disclosure documents if necessary.

Please feel free to contact me regarding any stories that I may be interested in that anyone would like to share.

Serious people only please.

Kadabra52@msn.com
thetaxladynw@gmail.com

Jul 02, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I would love nothing more then to have a group of us nailing these scammers. I’ve gotten so good at investigating the it’s actually very rewarding and it would be more rewarding if we could have them all arrested.

Jul 02, 2019
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Scammer Bobby Gates
by: Julie Glenn

My mother was talking to an engineer named Bobby Gates. He started with asking about a credit card, and next wanted a $100 I tunes card. The next thing he asked was for her AT&T phone account info, because work gave him phones but he didn’t have an account. She met him on word and he explained how to use hangout.

Jun 26, 2019
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Lucas Leo
by: Tammy

Has anyone been in contact with this man. Goes by the name of Lucas Leo. From Denmark. Is an oil drill mechanic. Divorced with an 18 year old daughter.

Jun 26, 2019
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Larry Hood
by: Anonymous

I am doing a Documentary film on these types of scams and would like your input if possible.

email me whenever. kadabra52@msn.com
thetaxladynw@gmail.com

I have a Larry too. Maybe I can help.

Jun 24, 2019
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Larry Hood
by: Anonymous

I have been in a relationship with a man calling himself Larry Hood that I met on OurTime.com dating site on May 9, 2019. He said he was born in Berlin, but I found him on another website that says he was born in England. He also said he has a 12 year old daughter named Allegra who stays with her grandmother when he's away on business. He said her mother died in childbirth when she was born.

He followed the classic scammer routine to the hilt and was, in fact, supposed to meet me when I picked him up at the airport in Austin, TX Saturday night. However, he encountered problems and is stuck in the UAE on a job he did there bringing in a new oil well. Before I realized what was really going on with him, he had already talked me out of $3,850 that was sent to different people under some really fishy circumstances. At any rate, tonight, I found the pictures he has sent me on two different website using the reverse image app that I found on this site.

One pic was of him on an oil rig in the ocean, however, the original picture was found on a training website for oil riggers and his image was NOT in THAT pic. His picture had been photo-shopped into the original. The next picture of him I found on a website for ex-pat Brits living in the Austin area. He's supposedly in the UAE and is having difficulty getting out of the country for some reason pertaining to taxes he owes on the money he made working there these past three weeks.

He asked me to send him another $2,000 so he and his team could get into a hotel until this is all cleared up. He said they have been kept at the airport in Dubai since Saturday with nothing to eat and no where to sleep.

POOR BABY....NOT!!!!! I just sent him the link to the website where I found the first picture and I sent him a screenshot of the ex-pat site I found his other picture on. I'm waiting for him to call me now, but I have a feeling it's going to be a very long wait because he knows now that he's BUSTED!!!!

Jun 22, 2019
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Martin Soloman
by: Anonymous

Carla - do not be embarrassed. We have all been down the same path. Your story sounds very familiar to mine, especially the Bulgarian background. If you will email me at 2adoptedtxns@gmail.com, I can share pictures and more information. Don't send him anything!

Claire

Jun 21, 2019
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SCAMMERS IN OIL DRILLING PLATFORM
by: Carla Alvarez

Hello I am Guatemalam, teacher in the UNIVERSITY and I open my tweeter May 18th, and that same day I received a message from MARTIN SOLOM. We speak exactly 30 days, widower, with a Little girl ELLA who lives in California with nuns, her mother or his wife died of blood cancer six years ago?

HE Said he is a millionare because his father was Bulgarian and his mother adopted in the USA, and he is the only child 55 years old. He studied in OXFORD and his work is in OIL DRILLING PLATFORM and he offered me MARRIAGE immediately. I AM 50 years old with a girl of 13 and never talked just text, so I am interested and a friend talked to me about NIGERIAN SOMETHING and the same you talk about and when I sent him this Friday 17, he shout at me as a gang man, but it was another voice and I was the ex girlfriend of the president of my country Guatemala, and told him about the FBI, CNN, and INTERPOOL so HE FRIGHTENED A LOT so he placed some pictures of MARTIN SOLOMON.

I THINK HE IS A COLORED MAN, and the photos are stolen of someone else. I feel very stupid and embarrassed. So I KNOW to send this information to alert ladies and the man in the photos. I want to know how I can send you the photos. And he told me he is working in LOUISIANA and the code area is from PENNSYLVANIA.

Excuse my poor English girls, I am not bilingual. Hugs and I hope karma comes to him or them. Thank you for listening or reading me.

Carla Alvarez from Guatemala City.

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Jun 18, 2019
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Ellen plz email me ... maryagnes412@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Ellen plz email me maryagnes412@gmail.com

Jun 18, 2019
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Oil Rig Scam
by: Ellen

Any body run into a Robert Perez Guffey, says he's an oil rig contractor and engineer. He wanted me to buy steam cards. Then enough money to get a chopper out of the rig. These guys are very smooth, DO NOT GET INVOLVED WITH THEM LADIES! Don't get hurt I did!! They will tell you they are in love with you right off the bat!! That's bologna, you have to date, be with and spend time with the other person. I hope I can find the real person the pictures belong to. When I found the pictures the guy had a wedding band on his left hand. He deserves to know his pictures are stolen. I cried for hours last night. Stay away from Plenty of Fish, their everywhere on that site. If on any other dating site only talk to local men in your area. Better be safe than sorry! This site needs to let us post pictures of these creeps! Just know the real person is not aware of it. Be safe ladies!!

Jun 18, 2019
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Oil rig engineer ??? maybe
by: Lawrence Anderson

My story is still on going. Not quite the same but close. I keep checking here though for anyone who needs help with this.
Lori

Jun 15, 2019
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Mark Jamesburg
by: Anonymous

Danish mid 55, Dec 27 dob. Oil rig engineer, exact same script but a 13 yr old son in boarding school and lived in Houston but goes out offshore rigs. See I’m an engineer as well and I was swayed because he kept changing the subject till one subject we could not get past. Then he pursued me in other avenues. Be careful ladies, your heart will be broken

Jun 15, 2019
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Beware
by: Anonymous

They sell iTunes and stream cards and they buy bitcoins and make money off of you. Shut these crooks down. Get off the dating and and game sites. Get a life outside of the internet. It will do nothing but ruin your life. Stop feeding them. Turn them in and shut down your internet as it has
become a tool to destroy lives.

Jun 08, 2019
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Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

His name is James Michael Gentle. A widower, has a grandson in boarding school, lives in Colorado. Works for Exxon as a contractor. Says he is 68. Sound familiar?

Jun 05, 2019
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Run girls...
by: Anonymous

This man has hundreds of names. He took my friends name Jaz and he must be stopped and his friends too. Nigerian losers and they destroy real people.
Run the fastest you can and don't send any money.
God Bless

Jun 05, 2019
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Kelvin
by: Anonymous

He was so convincing. Never had this happen to me before . He even had his "daughter" emailing me lol . Thank God I was sense and told him no

Jun 04, 2019
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KELVIN
by: Anonymous

I know that name, so glad the alarm bells went off for you. I just had one from India, who needed to send his daughter a phone plus iTunes so he could keep in touch with her.

Jun 04, 2019
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Kelvin
by: Anonymous

Hi anyone heard of Kelvin Moore got a 14 year old daughter in boarding school in Ireland. Wife died 3 years ago from cancer. Looking to retire this year and wants to marry me and come to England buy me a house and car and wants to play happy families with our girls. But his daughter jaz just broken her phone at school and cant message him . So he needs me.to send money so she can buy new phone lol. So glad alarm.bells started ringing as I believe he was my mr.perfect

May 30, 2019
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John Benson
by: Anonymous

Sounds like someone I know, although he did not go by that name. The one I spoke to was a Mark Roberts, from California, daughter in boarding school, he had a thick accent, mine wanted a phone card, but I had no idea what he wanted,
So I didn't purchase. I think he was asking for a phone, and was not nice about it, although he professed his undying love.

If you meet him John Bensen on Facebook he probably took your girlfriends name from there.



May 30, 2019
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WIDOWER WITH DAUGHTER IN BOARDING SCHOOL
by: Anonymous

Watch out for John Benson, age 60 if that is what his name is. He sent me a friend request on Facebook and dummy me accepted because he was cute and one of his friends was someone I know, so I felt it would be safe. (I asked her if she knew him and she doesn't know him, I am not sure how he was able to add her to his friends list on Facebook).

His wife was killed in an auto accident 5 years ago and he has a 10yr old daughter in a boarding school in CA. He supposedly lives in California City in the middle of the desert. He came from someplace in Europe and his father passed away and left him a lot of money and he had to move because his family would kill him, so he came to CA. (that should of been a red flag) He was so in love right away and wanted to get married. He was on his last contract and was going to retire and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He sent me a Foreigner Song "I want o know what love is" and romance story about how he wasn't to spend his life with me. He requested that I purchase ebay gift cards ($100) for his daughter's birthday and I told him NO, that he can go on the computer and have ebay gift cards sent to her via email.

He said he didn't have access to do this due to security reasons on the rig. I just confronted him with this and sent pictures of the scams I just read and they sound just like him.

May 28, 2019
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Beware ladies.
by: Anonymous

John chanti, richard stims... both tryed to on words w friends two. Very friendly both r widows... one an engineer the other i didnt ask.one gave phone number voluntarily i said no toboth only here to play ny game not hook up. Ladies be careful. God bless us all.

May 28, 2019
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Josef Williams
by: Anonymous

Josef does not pay for equipment as the company that employs him pays for it. He is not telling the truth, that equipment is very expensive so the company would have insurance on it. These men do not work as their own contractor, they always work for a company.

So he is not telling the truth!

May 27, 2019
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Mivie51@gmail.com
by: Margaret

Josef Williams own contractor on oil rig in uk near Scotland. Machine caught fire. Needs money for machine.I can only a mail him now. His number is private now.has 2 girls teen. Very nice looking have pictures


May 26, 2019
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Williams James Morgan Miami Fl
by: Anonymous

One week ago, he requested to be my friend on Facebook. Said he was from Miami Florida and worked on BP rig on the edge of London England. After a week of giving me endless amount of compliments he is requesting me to send him $1000 for his daughter Martha's 15th birthday, who lives in Prescott Arizona.

To call his bluff, I offered to drive down or talk to her school. I have not heard from him since. Just putting this out there if anyone has the same story.

May 24, 2019
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Re Madison
by: Anonymous

I found Madison Muniz, on Facebook, a petroleum
Engineer with Exxon, good looking, except false picture. MADISON is from Korea, his nick name is Hong Gi.

But it says he is living in New Orleans.

May 24, 2019
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Re: Madison
by: Anonymous

They must be running out of male names, unless his daughters name is Madison. Same old oil rig story, I don't think any of them have a wife, lol.
I keep hearing from someone that needs a telephone, has anyone else been asked for a telephone?

May 24, 2019
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Scammers Preying on Widows
by: Anonymous

Madison Muniz , claims to be a patroleum engineer for Exxon Mobil
Charming , loving , caring . Claims to be a widow with a 7 year old in Boarding school, supposedly his wife died after giving birth.Hes getting ready to retire , and wants to find a wife and have a happy life retired.

May 14, 2019
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Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

Anyone know a Larry Hood, Rig engineer from Texas, originally from Germany, masters degree and a 12-year-old daughter widower. I’m familiar with the part of Texas he says he lives in. He sent me a like on a dating website and of course I immediately put my defenses up. Not so trusting of people I have to check them out first. So that’s why I put in rig engineer scam and I found all of you.

So do any of you have any information about this gentleman?

May 13, 2019
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Brandon Sing
by: ML

Anyone heard of Brandon Sing in Gulf shore, Alabama. Oil rig, widower, daughter(Sara) going to college in fall. He's supposedly from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Been in the US for 28 yrs. Texted English and grammar not good.

Wanted money for giftcards for the daughter's birthday, but I did not comply. Is madly in love with me and wants to get married.

May 13, 2019
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scammers
by: Anonymous

R Coleman was on Instagram and he blocked me becki said he was a scammer.so unfortunately I don't have a picture. Go on interest and type in oil rig scammers as they have loads of pictures.


May 13, 2019
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Bitcoin
by: Jean

Regarding Bitcoins. I was contacted by someone named Fredreich Karl who had a daughter in boarding school. Also an oil engineer, wife had passed away. He was always asking me to get bitcoins, he even sent me addresses where to buy them. He sent me a picture of an older man of 54, but he was a young man from New Delhi.

He was upset when I told him No, then he said he would take a steam card or iTunes. I blocked him, but his accent was very heavy.

May 13, 2019
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Oil rig engineer ??? maybe
by: thetaxladynw@gmail.com

Lawrence Anderson. Same thing. I am not anonymous and am reaching out for a documentary I am doing on this whole thing.
He is 59, 3 kids, broken equipment and stuck on oil platform. I have sent Bitcoins but not enough to justify the time he does/doesn't spend with me.
American Bulgarian with thick accent but writes english perfectly.
anyone with info on anything similar to this -- please contact me at this address.

thetaxladynw@gmail.com

May 13, 2019
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R Coleman
by: Anonymous

Do you have a picture of R Coleman

May 13, 2019
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scammers
by: Anonymous

I had an R Coleman 45 years old with a small child. Ge was also a marine. He was after £300.00 of bitcoins but he got nothing from me.

May 13, 2019
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Luis Coleman
by: Anonymous

Anyone knows a Luis Coleman, a Marine engineer, bout 45 years old. He has a toddler son named Shawn.

May 12, 2019
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Red Flags
by: Anonymous

Never heard of his name, but all the red flags are there. He fits the description of all the other oil rig engineers, so be careful and don't send any money.

They never use a real name or photo, and lately they seem to be from India, as well as Nigeria.
They are all madly in love until they don't get there money.

May 12, 2019
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Brandon Sing
by: ML

Anyone heard of Brandon Sing in the Gulf shore, Alabama. Oil rig, widower, daughter (Sara) going to college in the fall. He's supposedly from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Been in the US for 28 yrs. Texted English and grammar not good. Wanted money for gift cards for the daughter's birthday, I did not comply. Is madly in love with me and wants to get married.

May 11, 2019
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Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know Alex Grisel James. Age 59.
Daughter Leonora in boarding school in Salt, USA
Wife killed in car accident about five years ago, when his daughter was only 3 years old.
He was an only child and his parents were both killed in traffic accident when he was in his early teens. He has no other family or relations.

He is half Russian and half american. Good looking. Dark hair going grey at the temples.
Lovely brown eyes and a nice smile, although he seldom smiles. American accent. Oil rig engineer. Or says he is.

May 07, 2019
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Plot Thickens
by: Anonymous

How to deal with this. My guy goes by one name and I found the guy who owns face. Yet as I found the pic of the wife and family the woman carries the stolen pic real name. I mention and wife things are moved from the victims site.

This is spooky. My guy is mad all time at me. If anyone has a very unusual situation I'd love to speak with you or email. The more I found out, the more confused I become. He says I'm not married. This stuff is sick. I can't believe
I'm part of it. This guy's name is associated with an ugly mess. Thing is it is very
Confusing. Be careful.

May 05, 2019
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iTunes
by: Anonymous

I asked the same question and then researched it, and they sell them, they actually have a place in Nigeria and other Countries where they can sell them at a discount, but they still make money after discount because they are getting them for free, from people they scam.

I am sure Apple who sells The iTunes must have knowledge as to what goes on, but it is big business.

May 05, 2019
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why iTunes?
by: Anonymous

What's the deal with these scammers asking for iTunes? The iTunes can't be used outside the U.S (so it says on the back of the cards) and can't be redeemed for cash (so it says). How are they being used?

May 04, 2019
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David Morgan
by: Anonymous

I was contacted by John Morgan a few days ago. Same scam details. He said he's on an oil rig and ship near Santa Barbara, Calif. 2 kids in birboarding school in Texas .Same romantic info. He said his wife who is Greek (he is from Cyprus) ran off with an Italian guy to...wait for it... China!!! She hasn't seen kids, got angry when I pressed on more info on the wife. I said your last name isnt Greek, he said his full name is John Morgan Kimon
After entertaining my self I blocked him. He too moved conversations to Google hangouts! Beware ladies and trust your gut. If it's to good to be true..it isnt.

May 01, 2019
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Lynda
by: Anonymous

Lynda. If someone works on an oil rig, they don't pay for any repairs, the oil company pays for everything. Save your money, he is a scammer.
The iTunes they exchange for money in Nigeria and India.

May 01, 2019
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Scammer
by: Lynda

Anyone else in contact with Chris Winchester? Sent me Shell oil contract picture. On rig in western Canada ocean. Pump is broken. Needed iTunes cards. Regret sent pictures of numbers on $430 worth of them. Says strong Christian, has romanced me heavily. Phone numbers are landlines. Has used two time zones. Gave me a home address of 5083 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago I’ll..No such person lives there

Apr 30, 2019
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Justin David
by: Anonymous

Anyone come across this guy who says he is in Afghanistan in the army. Obviously another Nigerian loser. Same old story dead wife one son in boarding school surprise surprise

Apr 25, 2019
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Glad I stumbled into this post
by: Anonymous

I'm glad for this site, because seeing all these comments and experiences assured me of my suspicion of a recent FB friend request and chat and emboldened me to unfriend and reject his Google Hangout request right away.

His name is "Anthony Li" and he didn't look bad in the profile, "self employed" from University of Glasgow and from Hong Kong (woo hoo, same nationality.) Once I accepted, I couldn't find any friends on his list, and no mutual friends, so I wondered how he can claim it was a friend suggestion by FB.

Save for 2 pics of "himself", other pics look like stock pictures of nature and flowers w/o comments. He started to message me and when I didn't respond right away he kept sending me messages. Once I did start chatting with him, while pleasant, he sounded a bit over enthusiastic about our new-found friendship and how appreciative I'm responding to him.

Same thing of oil rig engineer, widowed, lost wife and 15 year old son to car accident 3 years ago. Sounded legit, then wanted to do Google Hangout. I didn't accept right away because what if this is a scam and upon doing hangout, he can get into other information somehow.

His email was Nobleengineer02@gmail.com

And I'm like does he work there? He's self-employed on FB. If he's contracted by Noble, why would he use the company's name to do personal communication? If he works there, why wouldn't his email be something related to his name with the company's domain? Tried to find him on Linked In (too many Anthony Li), searched Noble Engineering and there are many all over the world.

Then I came across this through different google searches and I'm glad!! Affirmed that this is more shady than real. If he's the real thing then oh well. Why approach people like this? Better safe than sorry, just cut it off before spending too much time and emotion. I would never send a dime BTW. Haha I should have told him that upfront. Wheewwww. So THANK YOU!

The question is what's with the oil rig engineer?

Apr 19, 2019
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My Guy
by: Anonymous

Eric sounds like my guy from POF, but my guy turned out to be a female posing as a guy, and she forgot to take her contacts off the page she sent to me. She needed money and a steam card, and I had to look up Steam card, evidently it is a gift card.

Be very careful!

Apr 19, 2019
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Lorenamo
by: Anonymous

I would love to talk to you and see if the pof guy I'm talking to is the same one you talked to. The description sounds the same, but he's calling himself Eric.

Apr 16, 2019
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Dana Antrobus
by: Anonymous

Same story. Remember ladies, that they too can set up fake emails. Dana Antrobus told me to contact Exxon through an email to check on him and his credentials. The email was fake and monitored by their team of scammers. I would love to go into police work at the age of 50 to bust all of these losers.

Same story. Thank God I’m smart. If any man asks you for money, they are not meant for you.

Walk away.

Apr 09, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I met mine on Twitter. I wasn't looking for a relationship at all, but a guy, who called himself "Dennis Marguilles" claimed to be an oil rig engineer, too. It wasn't until late November of last year that I did a search on his name and picture, after he told me about his situation, as in daughter fell ill and went to the hospital, needed money to get home and pay his nanny, be with his kids. I had found out from my search that this scammer had used someone else's pics to try to scam me.

After I asked him if the guy in the pictures he sent me were of him (the scammer), he was shocked. I went back to Twitter and found a message from him accusing me of not trusting him.

Damn right, I didn't trust him and still don't. By the way, he's back on Twitter as D One and still using the real guy's pictures.




Apr 02, 2019
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Dave Morgan; January 31 post
by: Anonymous

The first time I discovered this website, somehow I didn’t see this page. I posted on Oil Rig Scammer page. But in mid-January a Dave Morgan on Facebook sent me a friend request and I accepted. Same story as yours on January 31–age 66, son 15 in boarding school in Texas. Son emailed me twice, called me Mom—messages were worded oddly for his age. "Dave" and I emailed 3 times a day and also phoned each other. He asked me to goi to Hangouts, I never heard of it and didn’t) want to try. He soon asked for money—I was about to send it but realized it was a scam and told him I was blocking him. He then sent two emails which I did not read and called twice, which I did not answer. I managed to block him on Facebook but my cell is a simple one and does not have blocking. I began receiving all of a sudden 2-3 Friend requests each day on FB from men, I deleted each request. They finally stopped. I blocked him on February 2 and I pray he has not scammed the January 31 poster here or anyone else. Am sure he’s changed his name since. Oh, as I saw in another post, his FBpage had no friends.

Mar 31, 2019
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Jeffery Harris is now Robert Harris on meetup
by: Anonymous

He is not a 54 year old retired army sergeant from Ohio with 2 kids, drilling engineer for chevron nor a widower. He is an impersonator. He is not moving from Ohio to your town while renovating an oil rig. He will hit you up for demurrage fees so he can get to you. Don't waste your precious time communicating with this person.

Mar 30, 2019
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Oil Rig Engineer scammers & Civil Worker
by: Anonymous

Have any of you been contacted by either Drew Phelps Johnson or Tony Carl. Johnson claims to be an oil rig engineer, in his later 50's, says he's from Texas, widowed, one daughter 15, in boarding school in Canada. Wife died in childbirth, has no relatives. Tony Carl, says he is a civil worker from Seattle, also widowed, wife also died in childbirth, no children, only an uncle he hasn't spoke to in years.

Said he was born in London but came to the states when his wife passed away. Both these men are Nigerian scammers.

Beware ladies these two men are very smooth talkers and will tell you exactly what you want to hear.

Mar 29, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammer Aaron Shaw
by: Anonymous

Same MO as my encounter with Cagric Williams - different names but the scripts are the same!

Mar 29, 2019
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AARON SHAW
by: Anonymous

Sounds exactly like the guy that befriended me on Christian Mingle except name is changed! Retiring, sappy sweet! These guys are relentless!

Mar 29, 2019
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Scammer Aaron Shaw
by: Anonymous

FB request from Aaron Shaw - 55 y/o from Houston TX with a 17 y/a daughter who is in boarding school in Houston Tx. Widow. Born in France. Is an Oil Rig Engineer. Is CEO/Supervisor. Has done well for himself. Retiring in May 2019. Wants a companion to travel with him. He claims to be Christian and very romantic. Works on an oil rig in Gulf of Mexico with Diamond Offshore Drilling.

Sappy Sweet, always saying cheesy one-liners. Sent a "Contract Award Certificate". Very Evasive to any questions. Only spoke about feelings and how he could envision life together. I was his queen, his princess, his love, etc.

His email address is Aaron500Shaw@gmail.com

He sent a picture of "his cabin" but there were no personal items to be seen. He would not send any pictures of the Ocean or the rig, or the view out of his cabin window. "It was against the rules" and he would get in trouble. He couldn't do a video call because the internet is shotty or he was tired. He couldn't send me his mailing address because they can't get mail. The rig is too far out. It's a 6 hour helicopter ride to the rig. One evening he couldn't chat but a few minutes because he had to go be with my boys", he said.

His FB page only had pictures of him. None of his daughter or any other posting other than a few in what looked like Arabic or something. He had 15 likes on one picture and when I looked at each of the people who liked his picture they were all men whose FB pages only had postings of men in the middle east with the same type of writing. It was really weird and creepy.

Four days days of chatting and I blocked him on FB, Messenger, and removed my Skype account. He had my email address and has sent me guilt trip emails of how can I do this to him. I blocked it too. He did not ask me for money over the four days.

Mar 28, 2019
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Oil Rig Engineer scammers
by: Anonymous

I have done a lot of research on oil rigs and when these guys tell you that they need ITune cards so they can keep talking to you, well the rigs have their own communication system, so they have phone connections, wifi, and tv. If they tell you they need money for a chopper to take them from the rig, that is not true. The company they work for pays for any employee to fly to and from the rig. They also pay for all equipment that is broken, the men working on the rig, including engineers do not pay for repairs.

If there is an emergency and they tell you they need money for medical treatment, false, the company pays. They have everything they need, all provided by the company.

Do not let these guys tell you that they have been on a rig for months up to a year, because they usually are only there 4 months at the most, never a year, and they work like 12 to 14 days straight then have off for 2 weeks.

Mar 25, 2019
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Alex Alfonso
by: Anonymous

Received a random FB friend request and fits this description to a T. In a way, now I want to mess with him and string him along. Just going to block him and disappear. He is using Marc Gervais' photos.

Mar 23, 2019
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Oil rig Aberdeen
by: Anonymous

I traced down the pictures of my scammer and found the original owner, unfortunately I was scammed before I realized he was a scammer, so be careful out there as they change pictures and phone numbers but always have the same ole son story lines, watch your backs

Mar 23, 2019
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Names
by: Anonymous

I am sorry to say that names mean nothing, as they change them all the time, along with their stolen pictures, and telephone numbers are the same, but with some phones you can designate
what area you want to call from.

I had someone call me from a New York number many times, but he turned out to be in Nigeria, so I don't know how they do it but it is done everyday.

Please be careful, as I had someone lately who wanted to send me money, until I realized he was asking for my bank information to make the transaction, and it took a few minutes for the light bulb in my brain to figure it out, because he caught me unaware.

Thanks to all the people who emailed their stories, as I have learned the hard way, and I don't want anyone else to go through losing their money.

Mar 23, 2019
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Trust your instincts
by: Anonymous

I had previously posted to ask if anyone had heard of a Dr. Richard Benedict. I tried to dig for information every possible way I could think of: truthfinder, beenverified, spokeo, quora, reverse image search on google and tin eye and social catfish to name just some of the resources I checked (there were many others) - never found anything and this man was a master at playing on my emotions and in manipulating me despite my concerns.

It was ultimately my bank that helped me to see that my instincts (which I had been second guessing) were actually right, but not until I was out several thousand dollars.

So please, even if no one else has heard of the person you’re asking about, be careful. In my case it turned out that the pictures the guy sent would have clued me in sooner if I had only known that I would get better results on reverse image search if I downloaded an app. After the bank convinced me that I had been victimized by a scammer I confronted him and he sent me yet another picture and this time I downloaded a reverse image search app which checked multiple search engines and it was on a search engine I had never heard of that I found the proof: other aliases with the same pictures he had sent and other victims who told about him under his previous aliases.

Mar 23, 2019
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an oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

His name is Greg Wang with a mobile number of Calgary +1(587)845-5183

Information :

Home Town: Hai Phong(Vietnam)
From Calgary, Canada

This guy says he is currently in Italy near Mediterranean Sea

He is now asking €8500, for the damage of the machine he bought.

Have anyone heard of this guy, thank you

Mar 23, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

My friend is being scammed. She is in Iowa but lives in Nova Scotia. She is so in love. She is 73 and just came into some money. I am so worried for her but have no authority to intervene, so I Need some advice.

Jo-Anne

Mar 12, 2019
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Christopher Butler
by: Lorenamo72

This guy from Plenty of Fish sends me a message that his boss saw my pic and fell in love...multiple emails and pics. Omg this man is gorgeous. Widower 5 years now, 20 year old daughter and 17 year old son. Sends me roses, proposed, asks for 5k then 3500 cuz of rig repairs. 4 months this man kept me going and I had no idea because during it all my father died. I sent $1200, and he’s getting a $5 mil check from BP soon and he’s coming for me and we will buy a house and then go to London n get his kids.
I saw a meme three days ago on Facebook, it was his face. He says it’s his twin brother Paul.
Christopherbutler111@gmail.com. Huike steel pipe co, contact Amy Dai. He gave me his UK bank info and there’s an address for him, I haven’t really looked harder because I have had enough. And yes, 55 years old, short salt n pepper hair, blue eyes, goatee, wicked accent. My heart breaks while my mind punches him in the face.

Mar 05, 2019
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Nigerian Dating Scams
by: Anonymous

Please check out a website called
NIGERIAN DATING SCAMS, many good tips!

Mar 04, 2019
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Trouble
by: Anonymous

Please be very careful! Most of the people scamming have similar problems, he probably has no bank account to access. I had one recently that wanted me to open up an account for Him because he had a similar problem. Please don't believe his story, it's an old line and one that gets used all the time, it's very easy to access your bank account no matter what part of the world you are in.

Keep safe!

Mar 04, 2019
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Oil rig Aberdeen
by: Anonymous

Was talking to a guy named Paul kirkson who says he's on an oil rig in Aberdeen says he can't access his bank account ..is that true? He's on FB and IG has anyone had contact with this guy,his wife Michelle died a few years ago had a daughter Tracy, he speaks well but has an accent

Mar 03, 2019
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David Busch - Petrochemical Engineer
by: Anonymous

I am currently corresponding with a Frenchman, living in California, who "allegedly" is widowed, wife had "lung disease". He lost his 28 year old son in an accident.. and has a 17 year old daughter that doesn't live with him. It's amazing that he doesn't understand the math when I asked him at what age he met his wife... I'm like are you sure? Is your son your biological son, then? LOL He claims.. it was a long time ago and he was mistaken.

He is also very free with the loving comments and pictures. I had one video chat with him in the beginning and kick myself for not asking him to take off his sunglasses, because I had found out later that video chats can ALSO BE faked. He is convinced that we will be married when we meet.

This weekend, I decided to play along and told him that I had an opportunity to come out and see him in California.. immediately he fumbled around and said he had gotten a special job that would set him in retirement and had to leave tomorrow. LOL!

He has not yet asked for money, but I'm waiting. He has until the 22nd which is when he said he is when he had planned to move to my area.. which is "allegedly" why he contacted me on the dating sight Christian Mingle. So, I fully expect a money request at that point. At which point I will quit communication.

Yes, it's terribly sad that they know just what us ladies want to hear and believe in a good, CHristian men. I hope there is a special, very hot place in hell setup for them!!!

* Keep in mind they never use real cell phone numbers. They are always voip type numbers. Mine used Textplus which allows you to select anywhere in the US to be from. Then went to another one when I claimed that his video chats were crap and I hadn't had that experience with other people. He always wanted to say it was my phone, but I'm like, dude, my cell plan is real, your using your computer. He claimed it was a way for his to save money, but then he would turn around and say money was an issue. WHATEVs!

By the way, every time he would send me a picture or some sappy huge paragraph I would use Google to search. Unfortunately, I never found the pictures to bring any results, BUT I found that he often used this site to send me sweet sentimental, seemingly from the heart messages. What a buzz kill to find that he was taking them off a site. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

50 Good Morning Prayer Messages.. www.herinterest.com

** Side note.. this was the 2nd foreigner that friended me on Christian Mingle that was a scammer. The first one was appalled when I claimed he was catfishing me.. seems to me, if he was real he would understand why I would want to check him out. His alleged name was Sean Pellegrino and claimed to live in Quebec, Canada. He also used a crappy voip phone for communicating that ironically didn't have video chat. So, when I got the engineer, I thought I'd have some fun.

Be safe ladies!!

Feb 28, 2019
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Dr. Richard Benedict
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been in contact with a Dr. Richard Benedict who works for the UN as a doctor stationed in Syria?

Feb 23, 2019
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Richard Albert
by: Anonymous

Met him on Finally. Very sweet good-looking with salt and pepper hair. He laid it on thick and he's from Germany. He has a daughter in boarding school in Colorado but the first thing that tipped me off is when he said he was from Denver City. There is no Denver city in Colorado.

As he was laying it on thick calling me sweetheart, I miss my queen, have I eaten, and let's get married in the first 3 weeks. One day he called me and told me that his daughter's birthday was in 3 days and then I needed to send money for her to get a new phone.

I told him I didn't have money for a new phone and he said go get a loan. I told him I don't have the means to go get a loan. He said okay well how about getting her an iTunes card as a second hint. I saw that on this website. So I told him I didn't have the means to get nothing more than a $20 iPhones card. He said that wouldn't do because he sent a $400 one from the UK last year. I told him I don't have $400, so he asked if I could send $100. I told him I don't have $100 he said can you go get a loan for $100 as he didn't want to disappoint his daughter.

I let him go on for days and I said that I had family issues at home of my own to take care of. So her birthday came and went and he didn't mention anything about her until 3 days after. He then said did you send her her card and I said no and he said oh so we disappointed her and she didn't get anything for her birthday.

I asked him did you send anything because I know you have the means to. He said no I don't have the means to I have no monies here until I stop this contract and then I'll get $500,000. Today he contacted me and told me that the pump broke on the platform and he had to get it fixed because it was his fault. He wanted me to go get a loan he didn't say how much for but I told him I couldn't get the wrong. We've been going on for the last three hours and he just can't get it through his head I don't have the way to get the loan. I told him that my son's girlfriend works for a criminal law firm and if he gives her his social security number is full name in the platform he works on she can get a loan for him. It's been a whole hour I haven't heard not one word from him. Ladies watch out his name is Richard Albert he'll be going on other dating sites trying to get money from you don't fall for him. Thank God I didn't didn't send him a dime and I feel so good.

Feb 22, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone reported about a man who calls himself Lucas James and lives in Newark NJ. I suppose he was working on an oil rig as repairman. He asked for money but I told him no way as I dont send money to anyone I don't know.

He quit texing and calling.

Feb 20, 2019
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Lawrence Anderson
by: Anonymous

He will call you 'honey' a lot and tell you how happy you make him. He will usually be the owner of the rig and will say he sold his house and car to start the project. Then machines break down and he needs money. Brought up Bitcoins. After that I started messing with him. How do these people sleep at night. lol

Feb 19, 2019
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Dean Ohm from Instagram
by: Anonymous

Same story, subsea contractor, widower, 1 daughter called Ellie in a boarding school. Working now in Gulf of Mexico, no parents, lived many years in Switzerland and Belgium. Speaks perfectly, very kind and sweet, answer questions and talks about many topics, almost perfect.

Feb 12, 2019
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Same old story
by: Anonymous

The guy who messaged me lives in Indiana with his daughter (in boarding school); widower. Said he was new on Facebook. Working as an engineer for Ekofisk Oil Field. Wanted someone to talk to since it’s "so boring" on the rig. Sent several pics. I knew it was a scam from the get-go but wanted to see what game he was playing. When I clicked on Ekofisk on his profile there were pics of employees and 5 of them were my guy with different names. (Same exact pic). Told him about this "strange phenomenon" and that I knew they were fake accounts and he immediately started apologizing saying the reason he did that was that HE had been scammed in the past and that he was afraid to trust me! LOL Zoomed In on one of the pics and saw a name on his t-shirt. Looked that name up and low and behold he is a district attorney in California. I told him if he was going to fake multiple accounts he should probably choose a pic that didn’t belong to someone in law enforcement!!!! The amazing thing is he agreed and again apologized profusely and sent 3 new pics of some other guy lol. He was perfectly happy with continuing the "relationship" now that he had come clean. I didn’t agree. Blocked and reported.

Feb 11, 2019
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

They all are scripted on what to say. They all use the same script so please be aware of these scammers who are from Nigeria.... they only want your money.

Feb 11, 2019
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Regarding Man of Your Dreams
by: Anonymous

You are absolutely correct when you say that you met the man of your dreams on Facebook. I did the same and he too turned out to be a nightmare.
Fortunately I escaped but not without personal emotional trauma. It is very sad but sometimes I still mourn for that "love" that I met because it was such a perfect pure connection - at least that is what I thought.

I often wonder if they all have the same script and just go down the list.

Ladies beware!!

Feb 11, 2019
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Regarding Alfred Hansen
by: Anonymous

Thank you for taking the time to write your story, you were very lucky you could have lost a lot of money. This is a typical story of so many that I have gotten, and I wonder who makes up their stories for them.

I have been able to trace all mine back to NIGERIA. I am thankful for this site, it saved me a few times, about how these Men and women could come up with such beautiful stories, only to take advantage of other people.

I met the man of my dreams on Facebook, only to find he was more of a nightmare than a dream.

Ladies and men, please be careful.

Feb 11, 2019
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Oil Rig Engineer Scam from Match.com
by: South Florida

South Florida Oil Rig Engineer Met on Match.com

Met thru match.com using the name of Alfred Hansen from Norway, been here in the states for about 10 years. Told me everything I wanted to hear, So kind, So Loving. I thought we were moving too fast and he would reply we were destined. He told me he prayed for 2 years for God to send him a Godly Woman and he was convinced it was me. My match.com profile stated I go to Church. He told me he was a Christian man and when I asked him what church he goes to he gave me a catholic church that was far away from where he said he lived. But I thought, what do I know maybe he travels that far for church.

Then a few days later he had to fly to San Francisco to prepare for an Oil Rig Engineer Contract he was presenting. On day 4 he told me he won the bid and was flying directly to Alaska. I thought odd; you traveled to California with all your gear, luggage, and enough warm clothing not knowing you would win the bid? He told me he is always prepared, I thought Ok… That truly should have been the moment I realized something didn't smell right, but he was so loving!!! Everything I wanted to hear.

When he arrived, Cell service was limited to Text Only and Internet Service down. Thought odd, but hey what do I know. Many more very Sweet loving conversations continued for weeks and then he needed to order supplies. He said he had two phones and lost one the first day he was there. So the only phone he had he could not send me pictures. I wanted to see what it looked like on the oil rig. I thought well that is disappointing, but whatever.

He then tells me he needs my help to place an order via email with a Steel Company in China, Hiengi Steel, https://hijsteel.com. I said no problem, happy to help. I placed an order for +1M in materials. Few days later Steel company emails me back the quote and instructions for payment. I didn't feel comfortable and thought you must know someone else to do this and he replied He "Trusted Me". I thought to myself , if he trusts to give me his personal bank information that this Love must be real.

I thought it was odd that his personal bank account was funding this, wouldn’t the corporation provide the monies for materials? But often my questions were not answered as he would message me a few hours later, stating he lost service again. RED FLAG...???

He tells me to use the internet browser of Microsoft Edge only that it is most secure and I said Ok, I use Microsoft Chrome but hey what did I know? So he gives me the Bank information out of United Kingdom of a Suis Capital Bank http://suiscapital.com, located in Liverpool United Kingdom. He gives me log in information, pin numbers, password, tax id#, mother maiden name. The Bank Website looks very legit as did the security steps necessary in order to transfer monies.

Now it is time to pay for shipping $160k. He only has $50k. He tells me he needs to borrow monies and needs my help. Within the next few days he did receive $145k that was deposited into his account from his brother, friends and his relationship officer, so now he is short $15k.

He starts pressing me for $15k for what I thought was odd because he was aware of my financial situation and how horrible my ex-husband was. He then presses me to take a loan against my car, tells me to sell my jewelry. I said why do you think I have jewelry? He responded all women have jewelry and I told him my ex-husband took all my jewelry. From time to time he would ask me if I was home and I thought to myself, that is odd, why he is asking me if I am home. He is 5k miles away?

He told me about his dog King, a chihuahua he sent me a picture. I thought the dog looked pretty big for a Chihauhau but what did I know? He told me the neighbor’s son loves King so he always stays with them when he is away. So I have this nice thought I am going to go visit King and take a picture of him with me. Here comes that Glaring "RED FLAGS" again! He tells me the neighbors are out of town and took King with them. I said that doesn’t make any sense, you board an animal they don’t go on vacation, but here comes the charm and even though I knew it didn’t add up I thought to myself who am I to Judge and not believe this man?

He kept pressing me and then he told me he was worried he would run out of minutes on his cell service and didn't want to lose connection with me. I am thinking well this doesn't make a lot of sense, how could you not be better prepared that in 1 month time you would have no more minutes. You told me you are always prepared. I told him well what do you want me to do with the Steel Company if they email me back about the $15k? He did not like that at all stating he couldn't believe I didn't want to talk to him. I replied it is more important for him to take care of business than to talk to me

Then he tells me if I go get an Itunes Card that he can use that for cellular minutes. I don’t know anything about ITunes Cards other than my kids use them. I respond back, well if you don’t have internet how can you use the iTunes card? He never answered me lost cell connection. I told him I have no money at best I could do $20 and I don’t know where to purchase. He tells me Walmart. I never bothered and told him a few days later I used the $20 for Gas in my car. He then tells me he needs $300 on an Itune Gift Card and I told him none of that was possible

We continued to text back and forth with some loving messages and other messages that I should borrow monies from everyone I know so he can come home to me. I told him I asked everyone I know, but I was lying so I deflected back to him what is your plan?

He then told me to look online for loans. I remembered his condo in Hallandale, I told him I could get a hard money lender quickly, but then the story changed, that I misunderstood that it was his friend’s condo he was living at. That did not sit well with me, for we specifically talked about the realtor who helped him with the condo

He pressed me to get this hard money loan taken out on my home and I said not possible, is held jointly with my ex-husband. He goes back to get a loan on my car and thought odd, why doesn't he mention his own car? His match.com profile stated he did well financially but yet he does not have a bank account here in Florida? In all honesty, this just goes to show you how VULNERABLE I was because the RED FLAGS WERE WAVING

I thought to myself why does he not believe me. I thought I will just tell him that I everything I have is held jointly with my ex-husband and there is nothing I can do. That took the pressure off for a little while then he bought it back up again. He even said, you are a Realtor you know how to do this! I said "Not Possible" you are referring to Fraud and is a crime. He backed down and we resumed sweet messages all the while stating he didn't know what he was going to do

I was just glad he stopped asking me for money. Then I don’t hear from him for like 5 days and he messages me sweetly, "Hey Baby" and I am so excited to hear from him and he attacks me, stating that I have failed him

Then my girlfriend a day or two later sends me the link to "Oil Rig Engineer for Dating Scam" & I thought to myself, No F***cking Way! I am an intelligent woman. No F***cking Way!! But I know I must read this, My girlfriend spelled it all out plain as day, an ENTIRE FIELD OF RED FLAGS

The moment I read the comments on "Itune" Gift Card my heart sank. While I did attempt researching this man I loved, I never did find anything and as a Realtor we know how to track down buyers and sellers. Now I am reading all the comments and I know exactly what I have to do. Something I should have done before but I was too happy planning my future with this man. The two things I can trace is the existence of the Steel Company in China and the Bank in the United Kingdom. I call Godaddy.com and ask who holds the domain for the Steel Company, https://hijsteel.com

They tell me it is held with another Registrar by the name of: https://www.namecheap.com. I said OMG what did you say, Name Cheap.com ? The Go Daddy Rep said this was a legit Registry Company but let’s be serious… This Big Steel Manufacturing Company used a Registrar "Name Cheap .com"? I knew at the moment I was a victim

I contacted Name Cheap.com who has no phone # to reach customer service, Bad, Bad Sign…. They only have "Website Chat". I ask who is the owner of the steel company website and how long has that been in existence. They give limited information and that is when I asked the next question. Are you Registration Company for the bank domain name: https://suiscapital.com , the answer was YES, OMG!

I think my legs literally gave out and I hit the ground hard. I have been taken advantage of by this man who I believed loved me and wanted to share a life with me was nothing more than a "Predator". I am freaking out. I copy the bank address from the website into google search and up comes "aa419 Fake Site View". I type the website into my Chrome Browser that was opened, Suiscapital.com and my entire Screen turns RED with DECEPTIVE SITE AHEAD, ATTACKERS ON SUISCAPITAL.COM MAY TRICK YOU INTO DOING ..

Now I know why this man insisted I used Microsoft Edge for my internet browser

Here I sit so heartbroken, I am exactly those same pathetic people I have no sympathy for. I have no one to blame but myself. There were so many RED FLAGS, I just did not want to believe anything would ruin my "Fairy Tale Man of My Dreams". I am grateful to my Girlfriend! I am grateful for the existence of this site Watch For Scams, Oil Rig Engineer for Dating Scams

I notified Match.com. I am lucky that I never sent money or anything else. Things could have been a whole lot worse, all I wanted was to fall in love and be loved. I hope sharing what happen to me will help others

Feb 04, 2019
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Tracing Phone Numbers
by: Anonymous

My local police department has obtained a subpoena for phone records for the number my scammer was using.

Feb 04, 2019
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Telephone # 631
by: Anonymous

I also received a few calls from that number, but I was able to trace it to Nigeria. It seems like you can get a telephone line from anywhere. They use the same methods that telemarketers use from
India and other countries.

They want you to believe they are in the United States.

Feb 04, 2019
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Patrick Robert
by: Anonymous

That area code is from Suffolk County Long Island NY.

I know this because that’s where I am from. I don’t know if it can be traced or anything like that but figured I would write in.


Be careful ladies I enjoy playing with them as well

Feb 04, 2019
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Patrick Robert
by: Anonymous

Same story. Lost his wife to cancer no kids. Contacted me on words with friends. Very complimenting. Nice looking. Listens to gospel music and prays about everything. He asked me to download Viber to chat. I did and he sent numerous pictures when I asked for them.

I sent fake pictures from magazines and said I just had been in a car accident and felt self conscious. I wanted to see what he would send. He sent pics from the plane, dinner, hotel, work etc. He even sent me a picture of the oil rig maintenance contract he was trying to get. I just wanted to see how far he would go with this.

Don’t worry I used a fake name and everything. Be careful of this one. He is better than most.

His phone number is 631-674-5621. I have plenty of pictures too.

Feb 03, 2019
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Michael Steven
by: Anonymous

Works for Chevron in Venezuela. Lost his wife to cancer. Has 2 children both in boarding school. He fell in love with me real quick and asked me to marry him. He said I was his queen. He requested a leave from Chevron. They granted him a leave. He asked me to pay for it. After that, he kept asking for more money.

This went on for quite a while. He never came home. He claims he is in a hospital in Venezuela and needs me to pay the hospital bill.

Well thats not happening.

Feb 02, 2019
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Chrishait Miller
by: Anonymous

Same story parents died early age. He is in Germany but from South Carolina. Only him and daughter 14 years of age in boarding school.

He just told me there was a problem with his money due to a fraudulent check. Really? No I cannot give money to a friend only met days ago. I don’t loan money in general.

He had me go to hangouts. Never heard of it before this. I did check and his Twitter account, it was suspended a few days after all of this started. I would add pictures but deleted them a day ago. Something was fishy when I was in Hangouts that alerted me there may be a problem. I updated my account security and information.

I also found his Instagram is a private account. I found the same picture there as on Twitter.

I hope any of this helps.

Jan 31, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

Pretty soon he will be asking for money. Son probably don't exist. Every single one of those supposed engineers are in the ocean on a oil rig or on ship. Wont be getting money from his company and will need money from you until his comes through.

DONT DO IT!!! I AM ON A MISSION TO RUIN EVERYONE OF THESE PIECES OF CRAP!!!

Jan 31, 2019
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Dave Morgan, oil rig
by: Anonymous

I have been in contact with Dave Morgan, age 66, with a son age 15. Dave says he is a mechanical engineer in an oil rig in ocean; emails 3 times a day, we call each other on phone, son and I email. Has anyone been scammed by him?

Jan 30, 2019
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Pictures
by: Anonymous

The only problem with pictures is, they use fake pictures,
Which is only natural for them, since they don't want to be caught.
I looked at some of the Nigerian pictures and I can not tell
Who is who.

Jan 30, 2019
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POST PICS
by: Anonymous

Can everyone post pics of the scammer on this site since they are using so many different names? We need to STOP this nonsense from continuing.

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

Jan 08, 2019
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Rig engineer 52 year old
by: Anonymous

Hi, i am currently being contacted by this guy who calls himself George Anderson who works as a rig engineer at the Gulf of Mexico. His wife and father died in an accident and has a daughter called Christine and she lives with a nanny in Ohio. This is his facebook link, so please check as I think he is fake too. I didnt give him anything as I found him weird as he started talking about love and marriage without even seeing or talking to me.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100029783346485

Jan 05, 2019
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Problem with pictures
by: Anonymous

One of the big problems with these men and women, is that you don't know who you are really dealing with, as the names and pictures are mostly fake. My experience has been if it is a picture of a white man, most likely they are from Nigeria, and I am sure they spend a lot of time coming up with new names, new faces and new stories, although, it seems like the
Oil rig story continues to be their best defense.

Hopefully, with all the coverage here and other sites, a lot of scammers have gone away, or we can hope they have.

Jan 05, 2019
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Richard Benedict
by: Anonymous

A 73 year old woman accepted his friend request on fb. He romanced her through emails and phone calls. Claims he works on an oil rig and his 16 year old daughter is in boarding school. He provided her with his daughters email address. He has scammed this poor woman for over $30,000.00.

The police have come over and talked to her and she still thinks this man is real. The cashier checks were made payable to Emmanuel Ossai. He told the victim she needed to have the cashier check payable to his boss as this was the only way he could cash it. He makes promises to come see her and never shows because he is an oil rig scammer and a fake.

DO NOT FRIEND THIS PERSON!!!!

His picture was tagged through a search I did in Google as associated to an oil rig scam. He photo shopped the profile pic he uses on fb page onto another oil riggers workers photo.

AVOID ANY CONTACT WITH RICHARD BENEDICT OR EMMANUEL OSSAI!

Jan 05, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I have dealt with him. Calvin Hunter or Michael Turner. I have photos too. Short salt and pepper hair, goatee very handsome. Will ask for iTunes gift card or Bitcoin and on the rig he will have problems with equipment and workers needing money so he can complete the contract.

The reason he has no money is because his apartment got broken into at Baku and they took everything including money and credit cards. He is such a big fat lair. He will tell you he loves you so much and he can’t loose you. He wants to retire after this contract and marry you. He will ask you to send money to a person in Arizona named Gail Flint so be very aware. If you talk to him on the phone he has an accent and is very hard to understand. I asked him about it and he said he was American.

If anyone needs photos or phone numbers I have them.

BE CAREFUL WITH HIM AS HE IS VERY SLICK

Jan 04, 2019
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Oil rig fake
by: Anonymous

Wonderful good looking man cropped short grey hair and goatee. Daughter in Australia. He is an
Oil rig engineer Gulf Of Mexico. The Drill broke
and Needs money for food. Sick. Can't take pics on the rig.

Phone mysteriously breaks down. Cries a lot. Calls me Wifey, sugar, queen, love of my life. Loves God

Sound familiar?

Jan 04, 2019
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Wilson Tlougan
by: Anonymous

Fits the description from others. I immediately asked him if he has a son in boarding school and wanted iTunes cards. He seemed defensive. He continues to respond to me. I would love to know if he knows he’s busted. It would be very unfortunate and (coincidental) if his story and feelings are true. I hate people who try to screw over others.

Says he lives in Beverly Hills and is working in Germany.

Jan 03, 2019
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Marine Engineer
by: Anonymous

Re Cagric Williams...the truth came out today when I got the sad story of the explosion and fire on the rig. The only thing that will dry his tears is the mere $45000 I need to send him. I am not even sad at this point - just relieved that this rollercoaster is over. Ladies beware.

Jan 02, 2019
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

I can't believe some women fall for these men and send money!! Everything they write is scripted to make them sound the most romantic man ever. It's all utter crap to lure you into giving them money!!! Please don't fall for their lies of undeclared love!! They are from Nigeria and it's all a scam!!

Jan 02, 2019
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Marine Engineer
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Cagric Williams? Caught up in a romance with him. Everything I have read is so familiar. Friend requested me on facebook, then migrated to Viber. On an oil rig in the Gulf, works for Turner Construction for Exxon Mobil. Showed me a copy of a contract award certificate for $10 million. Original facebook post located him in Miami, but he evaded my inquiry about that, and now says he owns home in San Diego. Professes undying love and wants me to be his wife. Has sent roses and a $30.99 CZ engagement ring as a placeholder until he gets here in mid-January 2019. Asked for iTunes but I refused, then felt bad and sent him $200 worth. Our song is Thinking out Loud, Ed Sheeran. Writes me love poetry in the middle of the night. Only canned pics.

Dec 26, 2018
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Houston Texas oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Used the name George Schnieder. He saw me on Instagram and said he was born in Germany, wife killed in car accident and has a 12 yr old son in boarding school in New York. He said he was negotiating a contract with Connocophillips and gets on an oil rig in Canadian waters with his 30 employees.

Equipment breaks down and he needs iTunes /Amazon cards to access contractor sites. He has a expert in Nigeria that needs to ship new equipment to the rig and will cost $4,000.

He lured me off Instagram and onto Hangouts app to chat so watch out as he is a pro.

I lost $6,000 to him.

Dec 23, 2018
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Call company
by: Anonymous

Shell. Just call the Shell company and ask after this man and tell them everything. He is a liar.

Read what others have Done and do the same

Block block and block

Dec 23, 2018
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Anyone heard this scammer
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember a Shawn David, son, Henry in Santa Monica, CA. Had profile on facebook; of course, nice looking guy. Now no longer on face book? He requested to be friends on Facebook, then the move to hangout & gmail. Won't do Skype or phone. Wanted 50.00 iTunes card to send son for Christmas. I don't send money, faking him out. Now he has part broken. Says he's on oil rig offshore in Ireland. Phone - 520-433-7504...liked to Arizona communications. Does the flowers, poems, loves u in two days. He said born in Germany, parents deceased, no immediate siblings except his son, Henry. Says works for Shell oil co./ Nabors oil Rig F-01.. He's an oil rig contractor. If u know he's scammer contact me at ddiane102@ yahoo.com

Dec 21, 2018
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Harry-scam
by: Anonymous

This is suppose to be a selfie from last night and has been consistent when I asked for other selfies. Sorry for wanting to verify, this has taken up a huge part of my time & emotions . I would like closure. Please is there any way I can show someone that has been scammed by Harry this photo? Please!

Dec 21, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

To the lady who posted about the Harty scam. They steal profile pictures and change names also. They all want to marry you. Call you my queen, baby, and anything to get your money. They are totally ruthless because they make you fall in love with them and bang they come in for the kill of wanting iTunes and money to fix drills.

Hospital Bill's for so called sick children. They are always widowers with a child in boarding school.

Please tell him to get lost and block him

Dec 21, 2018
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Harry-Scam
by: Anonymous

So did he ask you for iTunes cards? To setup a personal checking account in your name? Is there a way to contact you to show you a picture to verify this is the same man? Did he tell you he was retiring? I would really appreciate your help to close this mistake of my life.

Dec 21, 2018
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Mstthew Duncan
by: Anonymous

Yes he misspells his first name. Texting me through WWF. Claims to be a widow working on an oil rig in Mexico. Ladies if you are this desperate to fall for someone who within 1 day starts calling you "dear" and " wants to build a relationship with you "....and you fall for it and send your number or email then eventually send $$- you are as much of the problem than these creeps are.

Dec 20, 2018
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Harry ... the scam
by: Anonymous

Lol. I must laugh Harry Johnsson was on My messenger last year. He had a son then and his wife was dead. These scammers are following what we say to them.

He got angry with me when I told him I didnt believe him. He was looking for one nurse who could take care of his son.

He is a LIAR and a scam.

Dec 20, 2018
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Feel like being scammed
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of the name Harry Johnson working on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico? He said he was married for 17 years, no children, wife died of cancer. He has a home in Kentucky when he leaves the rig. I of course feel like he is different. Can’t be a cold hearted bastard like these guys that have been mentioned. However, I have been asked to do each of the things these women have listed in their blogs. I don’t want to believe it. So I am seeking to find if this name ha ever come up and r there other ways to search to find out if he is a scam artist.

Dec 14, 2018
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Fake
by: Anonymous

He is a scam. They don't pay anything as the company do. You can call the company and they must tell you if theres a accident first. But don't discuss anything with these guys. They use dirty words if you don't do what they say. Just block them and theres the same person with different nicknames.

We here in sweden stop them and don't send anything as we talk to moneygram and western union directly and are publishing every story in the paper and the internet.

God bless.

Dec 14, 2018
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Wow this guy is good
by: Anonymous

This guy really knows how to play the game. I recently heard from a Park Smith from Texas, with a similar story. I don't believe they use their own equipment as I looked up the prices of the equipment and there is no way these men could
Afford the equipment. I think the company that they contract for supplies everything.

My guy, Park Smith, I traced back to Nigeria.

Dec 14, 2018
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Park Williams
by: Anonymous

Anybody hear of this guy? Says he's from Arlington TX. He was born and raised in the Netherlands. Wife died about 5 years ago. Has a 15 y/o daughter named Cindy. 5-500tpd and a crane broke on his job in middle of ocean. Scotland. Needs $6000 to have mechanics come from US to fix.

Send cash to a nail salon in Las Vegas.

When that didn't work he's became sick with vasovagal syncope (which is a real medical illness). He even sent a supposed incident written up by a senior medic. Today his daughter is seriously ill and he needs to get the job finished so he can get home to her. "Please can't you help me."

Asked him to give me all the info on the men who would be coming and I could buy their airline tickets. Company has policies that prohibit an outside transaction but I could send the company cash and they would take care of all the details. The company that would be providing the mechanics to work on the equipment is located in Las Vegas.

Be careful people. They make you feel guilty, they get frustrated with you, then they totally shut down communication.

Nov 29, 2018
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David Gregory
by: Anonymous

This guy (David Gregory) starting chatting on words with friends. Very sweet and complimenting. Same story. Older guy. Said he was 62. Nice looking with strong arms and shoulders. Single with a son in the states. Says he is working in Scotland as an engineer in ships. Very vague. Wanted to move our conversation to hangouts. I made a fake profile to be safe.

I kept asking for video chat and he always made excuses why he couldn’t. Wanted to meet me and take me on vacations with him. Not! I kept pushing for video chat and he finally went verbally nuts! Said I was a crazy person and to leave him alone!

Lol! Be careful!!!

Nov 26, 2018
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Information
by: Anonymous

Thanks to this site and others, I think word is getting around and scammers are getting a little more aggressive and desperate.

Thanks to all who have gotten the word out. I have been scammed for the last time.

Nov 26, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I had a twit called Roland who needed me to contact his company in order for him to visit me and all I had to do was pay up!! I like playing their game and then say you are a scammer and goodbye.

He threatened to sue me because I said he was a catfish which is what they are called because they are scammers. Needless to say he wasnt happy!! I said good luck with suing me!!

Nov 26, 2018
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A few more names to add
by: Anonymous

Williams Gorgeous (ha), Willsons Gorge both go by Wills. Same stories as all these others. Widowed, one son in Atlanta Georgia. Getting vacation time soon. When that time comes, they need money in order for the company to grant such vacation.

Nov 22, 2018
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Beware of Darren Robinson ladies as a big scam. So romantic at first sayin how beautiful you are and says he’s got a son in Canada and is on his own. He works on an oil rig and says his machine broke and caught fire and then he puts it on you to help him. He needs money to meet with you and be happy forever and live as kings and queens as he will be filthy rich. Oh and he will pay in cash back as he gets a good profit.

Do not be fooled as a big scam.

Nov 21, 2018
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Mark Alex
by: Anonymous

Claims to be an oil rig engineer working off Denmark. Pours it on very quick, very romantic, says he is American widower with daughter in UK school. All kinds of excused why he couldn't video chat. Insists on using Hangouts texting.

Finally asked for money to replace broken equipment so he could get paid before he could come to see me. When I refused, he got very angry, and the broken english appeared.

Nov 21, 2018
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Mark Donald/Robert Dancy
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this guy who uses the same name supposedly on an oil rig in North Sea circle oil and Gas. He is a complete lying scumbag and only after iTunes and money.

Nov 21, 2018
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John Waters
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of this name

Nov 15, 2018
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Henry Davidson
by: Anonymous

He claims to be a rig engineer from Germany. Living in New York City. He woos you and comes on very strong from the start. He will find you on Instagram or Facebook and he will soon after ask yo add you on hangouts. He will pressure you and eventually he will ask you for money. He is a predator of woman, seeking only money. Don't fall for this crap. He has two sons and claims, his wife left him and took their savings. He has many many profiles if you search his picture.

Good luck to you. I was wrapped around his scammy little fingers.

Nov 14, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

Watch out Instagram users. I found I was getting a lot of scammers From one followers Instagram account. She was my religion so I accepted her as a friend. In reviewing her followers, I found 6 of the scammers were her followers. I found 3 guys with each having 3 different names and profiles. Then I found her picture with two different names.

They all fall deeply in love with you. In a very short time, and when you don’t pay up you suddenly become no good.

Men and women beware

Nov 11, 2018
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Criminal enterprise
by: Anonymous

You guys, these are clearly all fake names and made up identities. The similar narratives and approaches suggests this is a network of people- probably a criminal enterprise. Feel free to mess with this "widowed oil rig" scammer/s from words with friends who provided an email address. Tell him you work for the FBI.

Michaelpiercechucks204@gmail.com

Nov 09, 2018
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

The name Raphael Dominic is familiar. Oil rig engineer who needed over $5,000.00 to pay some bogus tax that was suppose to be sent to a bank in Texas with some woman’s name on the account.

Nov 06, 2018
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John Pool
by: Anonymous

Engineer in New York. Wife died in childbirth a few years ago but his son is 11. Extremely good looking. Lays it on thick after a few messages. Preys on women on Plenty of Fish dating website. After 3 texts asks you to delete the app because he doesn't want you on there and wants your username and password so he can make sure you deleted in and will love and appreciate you forever for doing.

Texts me 100 times a day starting at 6AM. Loves walks in the woods. Red Flag. I'm not walking in the woods with someone I just meet as I watch Criminal Minds. I'm not going to in baggies in his freezer. I'm still listening (laughing) at his failed attempts at making me fall in love with him.

Hasn't asked me to give money yet and haven't talked yet just text. I'm trying to figure out who he is. He's got to slip up eventually. Right now he's my evening entertainment. Better than Netflix. I will keep posting updates.

We need to stop these scumbags.

Nov 05, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Vosler Ben Olson says he is a soldier in Nigeria. Don't believe a word as he is a scammer wanting itune cards and asks to send him money. Says he needs it to upgrade his phone. I said you don't need an iTunes card to upgrade your phone!! Don't fall for this scum bag!! He is not getting a penny from me!!

Oct 30, 2018
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Oil rig contractor
by: Anonymous

Draven gauge. This guy is really good. Met on words with friends then onto what's app. Totally charming and spends a few weeks reeling you in with lovely emails. Contacting at least twice a day to chat. Widower with a daughter working in North Sea comes from Alabama and is a Baptist. He makes you feel so good about yourself and sadly I fell for it. Then he needed £200 amazon card as his internet was nearly done and he needed to speak to me everyday.

Told him no and then tables turned he couldn't understand why I wouldn't help him as we were in love and had a great future together and if shoe was on other foot blah blah. Says he will always love me but surprised he doesn't get in touch. Oh and the contract he is working on is worth 13 million .

Oct 30, 2018
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More information
by: Anonymous

This one calls himself Arne Huser. Says he is an engineer. Is a horribly romantic, dear, honey, etc. etc. which really insults me. I let him string along for a while but never trusted him. I was curious and hoped to catch him. Says he is Norwegian, his wife died, lonely, etc. etc. Said he was coming to visit me but at the last minute his 'contract' didn't pay out so ostensibly he is still stuck in Manila.

I am a professional woman and no fool but I almost believed him. However, I knew all the red flags since someone did this to me before and actually got money from me.

Oct 30, 2018
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I have been communicating with this one. Same information as I just read being reported by someone else. He says he is self-employed, works in Houston, Texas, has a strong Scandinavian accent, goes to Singapore/Manila to do business but needs money for something.

He requests I transfer money to a SPANISH account. I have the account number and the name of the woman in whose name the account is supposed to be. If anyone wants more information I can provide it. I can put my name as I can be found online under German translators. Carmen Lawrence. Certainly hope we can stop this horrible person.

Oct 25, 2018
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Courier service
by: Anonymous

I think I am being scammed by a courier service,
Has anyone else been through this, it says I have a package.

And I have to pay cash, but I didn't think you paid cash to courier services.

Has this happened to anyone else, and the website does not look Legimate.

Oct 25, 2018
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Call the company
by: Anonymous

I called Exxon in United Kingdom and asked after Richard Hunter, an engineer in oil in Poland. They told me there is no man with that name there and no accident happened.

After that call, I am free.

He brainwashed me and yet I am an educated woman. A teacher to medical students. Yes I was not ashamed to tell the true story to My friends.

We must win over this dirty game from our life.

Oct 24, 2018
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Lady needing help with your mom
by: Anonymous

Report to authorities, show her our testimonies and show her pictures.

Best of luck.

Oct 24, 2018
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Robert Muller Smith phone number
by: Anonymous

601-658-0840

Oct 24, 2018
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I KNOW MY MOM IS GETTING SCAMMED
by: Johnathon

MY MOTHER met a guy name rob, robert, robert muller smith, muller smiith. Whatever the POS is calling himself today. He is an oil rig engineer and has 2 daugthers in germany, and cant get money from the contract. She has already sent him over 5000.00, and he has had failed multiple times in coming to see her and needs additional money.

She is over 80 years old and thinks she is in love amd going to get married. How can I stop this and save her from losing anymore money?

Oct 23, 2018
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Oil rig widowee
by: Anonymous

Claims to be David a. Parker who works for Shell on a rig in the ocean. Very needy. Needs a mum for his son. I found his real Facebook looks like he has ties with the middle East. He took over my phone, stole mine and Facebook friends identities.

Wanted by FBI, CIA and Interpol.

Bad guy.

Oct 22, 2018
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Scott Graham Scammer
by: Anonymous

Beware of Scott Graham, he messaged me this week as he liked my profile on Insta, after about 2 hours of chatting he asked me to add him on WhatsApp, so I did. He sounds like loads of these other scammers, divorced, 1 child in boarding school, born in Germany lived in Usa for 30 years, works on Oil rig.

Started to say he had fallen for me about 3 hours in, I watch cat fish so thought this was a bit far fetched, his grammar was bad, he supposedly had a degree in engineering. Favorite author Shakespear??? haha.

Lots of flower gifs, calling me dear and sweetie, avoiding my direct questions and when I called him out about it he went into a rant about where he worked.

I reported him to WhatsApp and Insta today and blocked him as a scammer.

Oct 19, 2018
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Playing the scammers game
by: Anonymous

I love pretending I’m falling for the scammers. It wastes their time and I know it stops them from scamming someone else while I have them in my grips! Lol

Oct 19, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Does anyone recognise this name "Donald Hainz Coleman. Works on a rig, is widowed, son at boarding school. Bring on the fun as I am totally aware of these lying idiots who will not get a penny!! I will enjoy winding him up though and playing them at their own bitter and twisted games!!!

Oct 17, 2018
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Eric Gerhard Morrison
by: Emma

Does anyone recognise this name also known as Harry and has a hotmail account? He is currently in contact with my mum who is completely blinded by him. He's apparently been dumped on a random coastline in an unknown country but will apparently magically appears when his agent is paid money which will somehow activate a GPS tracking system in him.

Oct 17, 2018
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Kelvin Brown or Kevin Williams
by: Anonymous

Please don’t fall for their threats and just block him and don’t send any money. Did he show you the picture? He now knows how to get to you so I would block him they are nothing but POS. I have dealt with many. I love toying with them and wasting their time.

I just called one out today and boy did he disappear and block me real quick. Just be very careful as there are a lot out there and some are really good but I can usually tell when they are scammers by the phrases they use or certain words .

Oct 16, 2018
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Kelvin Brown or Kevin Walker
by: Anonymous

Does anyone recognize this name?? We started talking on spinchat, and then hangouts. He has been asking me for money, and sadly, I have given in. He keeps saying he will repay when he gets back on land. I only paid because he threatened me with a picture he had (not that I had sent, but that had been screenshot).

Oct 15, 2018
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Scam
by: Francenia Brown

His name was Adrain William and he scammed me out of nine hundred dollars for a vacation. He was working with a lawyer named Anderson. It starts with money to send to his daughter then came the phone.

This man is so full of it and now he is Adrain Bryant. I hope the FBI get him because he is messing up women's lives and I believe it is a lot of them.

Oct 13, 2018
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David Alex
by: Anonymous

Ladies watch out as he says he works on a ship in the engine room, and wife dead with one son. Very romantic then says his son was in a terrible accident and asks for money to help with operations.

A complete lying rat.

Oct 12, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I had a few men contact me on Instagram (5)to be exact. All soon went onto hangouts but 2 stayed on WhatsApp. The usual being the wife died, child at boarding school, on an oil rig, you get the idea. The amount of questions they ask is your favorite colour, hobbies, food, and it was boring to say the least. One even said I was financially what he wanted as a wife and I thought yes in your dreams.

I said I wanted an honest man and on the internet you could say a load of rubbish so until we meet in person and I see for myself then I never commit.

I then said I have been used before by men who just want my money so you wont get a penny from Me!! Funnily he never messaged me again.

Then the next one was the same usual lies and he got his so called daughter to email me. Then I said I had been ill and he said have you taken drugs?? And no I did not take drugs ever. He said he was upset I had told his daughter I wasnt interested in him and because she had used the name Piper William and this village idiot said his daughter was called Linda.

I blocked him after he accused me of taking drugs and emailed the person who I believe was him and said my son before becoming a lawyer was in the fraud squad and was into finding scammers like you so dont think about ever replying!! Yes my son is a lawyer but was in the police but not the fraud squad but works a treat!!

Good riddance to the creeps!!

Oct 07, 2018
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Michael Donald - Oil Engineer, or whatever
by: Anonymous

So this is so funny. I started on instagram last year but was not active. I became active this month and have been getting messages from many men I do not know.

One guy - m_donald74, and I had another friend in common so I accepted and asked if we knew each other. Right away I was skeptical. I have a family in law/law enforcement. I have been reading the comments as I was chatting with a friend today about it so I though I would share.

Here are the similarities, seriously guys, so get original.

States he is an an oil rig engineer from Texas but currently in Singapore on an oil rig, wife killed in car crash - SERIOUSLY!

Someone recently broke his heart. (join the club buddy) from Spain, moved to US, mom recently passed leaving him tons of gold and diamonds
but he cant use his cell phone due to "pirates" and "security" but texts all damn day:-O

Said he loved me after 24 hours. I responded with a LOL emoji. He asked me if I would move to Texas in the future and help his raise his son, who he sent a "photo" of. He called me baby, etc. I asked him if he was looking for a green card. Says he is going to take me on vacations when he gets back to the states. Says he wants me to take care of myself for him as he cant stand to lose another woman blah blah blah.

Oh and his kids name is the same as someones below. I will update you when he asks for money! Unless I get it first?


Oct 05, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Dont know how the heck these scammers find you as all my settings are set to private. The latest one wanted a birthday present for his son so I asked what he would like. Yes you guessed it anything expensive.

So my reply was I love books and would send him a book. That really annoyed him. He even pretends to be his son and writes to me.

I am not fooled at all.

Oct 03, 2018
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I met an Oil Rig Engineer online too!
by: Anonymous

He added me via linkedin, saying that he is the head of Operations in Agip Oil & Gas Company, working in Turkey now. An American born HongKonger, who's parents were dead when he was 4 years old, and his uncle brought him from HK to the US at 4.

He added my Wechat, sending me pictures (he has a typical Asian look) and kept calling me babyyyy, saying I am pretty and I am his dream girl.

In just 3 weeks, he said he has an issue and he needed to pay US$10000 to the contractor, or he will lose the business. I said I cant help, and he then asked me to login to his online banking account and help him to make the online transfer. I refused and I called him a scammer.

Since then he never talked to me again ^__^

I kept testing him during the 3 weeks conversation, and I asked him to send me his location, and he said it's forbidden due to his company's compliance and security policy. I asked him to take a selfie, and again he said it's not allowed by his company.

He called me many times, and we just talked once and his voice was normal, with a heavy american accent.


Oct 01, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Alexei Germanovich. Trying to get me to pay his hotel bill in Africa as its independence day there so he needs money. The only thing he will get from me is a good luck with that scammer!!!

Sep 30, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

Greg Anderson is a scum scammer. Falls in love with you, sends Utube love songs, loving letters, etc. His Words With Friends username is Greg001243. Starts out asking you to send itune cards. He is on an oil rig off the gulf of Mexico. He scammed a large amount of money from me before I realized what happened. He has ruined my life. Do not let him do that to you. I am going through therapy and trying to go on with my life. Be aware. Wish I did. Cry every day

GREG ANDERSON, Greg001243 To answer the question about Greg. No, I did not give him any info about my bank accounts. However, he did want my account #. He was going to wire money into it when he got off the rig. He had me completely under his control.

He called crying & begging. Had others on the rig saying he has the money. He will pay you back with interest. He sent me Utubes. Our song is "Perfect". Sent pictures and wrote beautiful letters. I did not wake up until it was too late. He preys on women, mainly older adults. He is a ruthless, liar, scum bag, heartless pig

Sep 30, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Milc

Greg Anderson. Met on words with friends. Username Greg001243. Scammed me for a lot of money. Said he had custody of his two grandsons. I lost two grandsons. Gave me a lot BS. Said he fell in love with me, etc. and I fell for it. Thought I finally found the Mr. Right. He had two grandsons I could help raise and love. I cry every day, wake up crying or screaming if I sleep. I have a hard time eating. I would rather die than go on living with what I did. I am so ashamed. I hate him and myself.

PLEASE LADIES DO NOT DO WHAT I DID AND FALL INTO THIS SICK SCAM. I WISH I WAS AWARE.


Sep 27, 2018
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Names change
by: Anonymous

It sounds like one I have encountered, but the names change all the time, and they all have similar stories. The one I met was very sweet, similar story, and when I told him I couldn't help him, he was so nasty and that was over the computer, a very angry man.

I do think he was back under a different name,
I block every one now. Thanks to these websites on scammers I have learned a lot,

And what an education.

Sep 27, 2018
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been scammed from POF by the name of Gregory Mills. Claims to be oil rig engineer, divorced, grown children in England working on a rig and Alaska with the same story about needing money for equipment and getting his rig back up and running after it has been out of commission.

Very Charming and literate but evasive and gets very angry. I was scammed for nearly $20,000. The worst part is they are so believable and make you feel great about yourself and they take advantage of that.

Sep 25, 2018
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Mark Donald
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across the above named widow with 1 son in college, works on oil rig Irish Sea. Full of charm but cagey on answering questions.

Sep 25, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a George Graham? Drilling contractor. Have just been contacted by him on Facebook and he wants to move to hangouts. Do these idiots actually think we believe a word they say. Well I think its time to play a game with this one. I love stringing them along and telling them I will send them the money they want which I don't because they are all SCAMMERS.

I just like to play them at their own stupid little games!!

Let the fun begin.

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.

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

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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