James Burton- Oil Rig Romance Scammer - Oil Rig Contractor

by Diane
(Austin Tx)

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James Burton, says he is an Oil Rig Contractor out of Brighton CO. He has a son named Lane and is a Widow. Has an accent that he says is Dutch. He was born in America but raised in Europe.


He has 2 looks that he uses on Facebook with slightly different profiles. One is a man with a closely shaved head about 45 to 50, a baseball cap and beautiful hazel eyes. I think he uses this one for the younger women. Both I believe to be the same man.

The one I know him as is a 62 year old man with long silver hair that he frequently wears in a ponytail. He sent me a friend request, and normally I reject requests that I don't have any common friends with or know. However he had a smile and light in his eyes, and I thought it was God's way of helping me find someone so I took a chance. We hit if off, amazingly we had a lot in common. That is an easy one to do if you get the info first.

He knew scripture and we had lots of debates about traditional Christian vs new thought Christians (me). At first I was hooked but there was so many warning signs it was hard to not get suspicious. The phone numbers and ways of contacting each other constantly changed. When we talked the connection was always bad. Easily explained by being on a rig right...it just didn't ring true.

Also answers about his son were evasive and didn't make sense. The scenarios he painted of our life together never included his son. I think he has access to this boy if he is not the parent because he can provide many pictures. I did searches but found nothing about this man. I even told him he would never get any money from me, of course he was offended and hurt that I would think such a thing.

He said God was good to him and he didn't need a woman's money. I so wanted to believe, initially I
ignored all the warning signs but I soon started to play to game, and I needed to convince him I was madly in love with him so he would make his play so I could be sure because I was falling in love despite my fears.

Finally I guess he thought he had me hooked so he pretended to be upset so that I would ask him what was bothering him. I played and got him to say he was worried about a big payment due soon that he wasn't going to be able to make. This from a man that said he was well of and would never need my money. Well needless to say I ended it.

But it didn't end there and like a dummy I thought I could reach him on a spiritual level...wrong. Then I ended it again after he refused to open up to me about who he really was, silly me for thinking he would. But yet again like a dummy I responded to him when he reached out again saying he couldn't get me out of his mind. I said he had to come to me after his current job before I would believe him but would let him try to win me back.

I guess that was too difficult for him so it didn't take long for him to ask for money again to replace lost heating blankets that got lost in the storm and was putting his crew in danger. He couldn't report the loss for fear of loosing the job and then would not be able to come see me if I didn't help.

This time I blocked him.

I believe things happen for a reason. I needed to believe I could love again and he helped me with that. I stumbled across this website so I believe I needed to post this information for the next women to find. When you do, walk away from him. Know that all you need is the love inside you.

Cultivate that and the right true person will find you.

James Burton is not that person.

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Aug 05, 2018
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Found him under another name
by: Anonymous

I previously posted as knowing him as Marcon Duke. I recently found him on Facebook as Kelvin Bowen.

Jul 23, 2018
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This is starting to be funny!
by: Anonymous

I knew him as Corrado Mancini!!! I met him on Words with Friends. I know it’s not funny for those of you that got your hearts broken or lost money and I’m sorry for that. I truly am!!

The thing is I don’t know how this guy keeps his stories straight!!!! He told me he was 54 and just moved here from Germany. He said he was living in Texas with his seven year old son Lane. He told me his wife died in child birth. He told me he was a maintenance and pipeline engineer and was here on a two year job.

During the time we were playing on words which btw had a picture of him and his son, another picture popped up with him and his son to play a game with me with the name "James Robert". I told so called Corrado about it and he said "OMG, someone has stolen my identity again"

Long story short, he tried romancing me and calling me babe as well and sent me a poem with another woman’s name in the middle of it!!! Lol. He never asked me for money though

May 25, 2018
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Re: Louie Greg Shill
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer! He will lie to you and be very aggressive. He’s used the same excuse on many of his various profiles when questioned. Please don’t believe him or send him money or gift cards.

Best advice block him and end all communication with him.

May 25, 2018
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Re Louie Greg shill
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to this guy but I'm very curious is he a scammer because I told him I found him on this site and he said some one hacked his Facebook but he has reported it and got rather aggressive when I questioned him ??

May 19, 2018
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Re Louis Greg Shill
by: Anonymous

Sorry to say but yes he's a scammer. He's smart, can be sweet and charming, but also mean. Block him please. He's after your money.

May 19, 2018
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Louis Greg shill
by: Anonymous

The guy in the cap is claiming to be the name above. Is he the scammer that has requested me on messenger.

I Need to know

Apr 19, 2018
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Beware Ladies
by: Anonymous

This guy’s name is James Oscar. Very charming. Met him on Words With Friends. He’s German and moved to the USA when he was 25. His wife died 8 years ago and has a 6 year old boy. Of course he’s a petroleum engineer on a rig off the Florida Coast.

Sent me pictures of himself and his boy and dog. I truly fell for this guy until he gave me a story of him losing his credit card on the rig and could I get him a $400 ITunes Card?

I now know that if I did purchase an iTunes card he would have access to my credit card information.

Then I knew I was trying to be scammed!
Beware!

Mar 25, 2018
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Re: To Anonymous about Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

I’m sorry you’re going through this. I thought the same when I knew him as Marcon Duke. He’s definitely a scammer. You won’t hear from him again more than likely. At least not using that name. I hope you move on and can heal from the hurt. I still struggle at times with the emotional wreck he left me.

Take care.

Mar 23, 2018
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Does anyone know Austin Reed
by: Anonymous

This man has suppose to be coming home to me and its been 2 weeks and I haven't heard anything so I am worried now

Mar 16, 2018
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Ryan Morgan
by: Anonymous

The younger looking one sent me a message on Instagram. He also said he was a widower, wife died 5 years ago and his son is 10. But after his wife died so did his mom, so he sent his son to bording school in the UK. He said he works a lot but does have time for his son. He then started proclaiming to really wanting to get to know me and pouring on the love he had for me.

He could not wait to be home so we could get married. Then he all of a sudden needed money to subscribe then his WiFi and then a pump was going out. He needed 1500, then 500 then it went to 2000 to 3000. But finally came out with he needed $5000 and would not ask for anymore. I let him know I don't have.

Also, he wanted me to borrow it. I knew something was not right. I finally found him on Google. I sent this to him on all his sites and deleted and blocked him.

Mar 15, 2018
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Ryan Morgan
by: Anonymous

This man is showing his younger picture on instagram. I am ashamed for falLing for such a jerk, but I did. However, when he started asking for money, my gut began to crinch. So again don't fall for his lines. He says born in India and raised in India. His father was a pastor and stationed there.

He now lives In Dallas Texas. He doesn't want to give his address. He shows pictures of a little boy. Says his wife passed away 5 years ago from cancer.

Feb 10, 2018
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Allen moore
by: Anonymous

This man told me his wife died in childbirth, has a son 9 called Lane. Works on oil rig where photos aren't allowed. Ashamed to say that I sent him money

Feb 05, 2018
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Rick Harry
by: Anonymous

Now using the name Rick Harry on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/rick.harry953?fref=jewel

Feb 02, 2018
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Marcon Duke
by: Anonymous

I got involved with the man in the baseball cap in May 2016. He messaged me on instagram. We hit it off immediately. Six months later he needed help to get a part for the rig he was working on. He wanted $2000. When I told him no he became very angry.

He broke off all communication December 2016. He is definitely a scammer. He never got anything from me but certainly tried. All I got was a broken heart. I have found at least 30 different names associated with the photo.

Jan 22, 2018
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IKoma Richard
by: Anonymous

I received a friend request from a koma Richard, the picture on his FB page was of the guy in the ball cap. I didn't accept his friend request, however I did send a pm asking him for his real photo since I knew this one was not him. A few hours later he responded "hello, how are you". LOL...not falling for no damn scammer

Jan 12, 2018
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I am his QUEEN
by: Anonymous

The good looking man in the hat - Keith Lawrence (I have since found him as Alex James) approached me on Facebook and Messenger. I had never engaged with a stranger, but thought okay. Some nice conversation, we had both lost spouses, Very above board to start except - parents killed in car accident when he was 20; lost wife 5 years ago due to miscarriage; has a 16/17 year old son.

Very hurt by everyone - profile shows no photos, no friends. Became "crazy about me" very quickly. Every morning some poems, messenger during the day, conversations - have you eaten? Did you "sleep cool for me" I think he means good. Lots of weird things like that. "I want to be there to make you dinner or eat your food.

Continued to call me his wife, even when I asked him not to, always "my queen" ... then out of the blue one day Mr Happy is down. What's wrong I ask. He had $1.5 million. took a million out for this contract and secured on the rig. His son in boarding school in NC (I checked they have these, usually for troubled kids). His son's birthday is coming up what should I get him? Kids like electronics - can I get him an Iphone? Better yet can I send the money for an I-phone because the boy likes to shop. After all you are his new mother??

I never met the kid. After much pressure I sent $300 to an address in NC, who is now a nanny. Because I have a dog they have one too - where is the dog. No I misunderstood with a Nanny. I looked the address up in NC, it is a mobile home, woman has FBpage (I have learned these are mules). I decide to pour it on now, waiting for the next thing. Less than a week later, urgent messages - where are you? Terrible accident, one man almost killed, he has been crying all morning he needs me.

Worst thing he ever saw, but he was able to call the insurance & can get $10K, needs $25K as his love of his life (which bugged me since supposedly his wife passed in a miscarriage) "how much funds can I send?". I said I don't have it my money is tied up.

He started getting a bit mean, everyone has turned his back on him but I hurt him the most. Then the apology, then sweet again. Next day regular, misses me, cant wait to get to me but how much "funds can you send" . I started calling him out two days ago. Slowed down significantly today and only one group of messages professing his undying love.

I am sure he has his next victim lined up - these guys are good at what they do. And you put the pretty face with it ... easy to fall for. Never again. Someone should tell the guy in the hat what is going on.

Jan 11, 2018
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Roman Macom
by: Anonymous

The photo with the hat just tried to friend me on Facebook using the name Roman Macom.

Dec 22, 2017
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Louis reed
by: Anonymous

The James Burton with the hat is my scammer. Goes by the name Louis Reed. Phone number is 512/8146439.

Says he is a widower with a young daughter named Lois.

Dec 11, 2017
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Pictures
by: Anonymous

Pictures of scammers.

Please could you put pictures of these scammers. Names is not helpful because they change every day.

I have the same problem in Switzerland. Exactly the same profile.

Nov 30, 2017
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

He presents himself to me as Louis Reed on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico. Only he has a daughter named Lois. He sent me ALOT of pictures!

Nov 15, 2017
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David Williams Oil Rig boy friend
by: Anonymous

I was playing on Words with friends, and he wanted to play with me and chat!. I knew in my heart it was a scam! He was on a oil rig in the UK hand is name was David Williams from Tennessee! He Has a 10 year old son, his wife died of Lukemia, didn't want to talk about it!

It happened to be his Birthday and he just turned 59! Wanted to text on hangout! Wanted me to send pictures of my self! I could tell he wasn't American, I asked if he was British! He called me babe! Talked to him for a few days, asked what I want from him! He told me what he wanted! Showed me a couple of pics with his son! I told him I think he was trying to scam me, even tho he never asked for anything!

So I was tired of texting with him, and said I thought he is not honest, he told me he didn't blame me, so I said good bye, and it's not right to be using someone elses picture! So I blocked him and three others who work on oil rigs with kids and wives who have died!

So beware!

Nov 03, 2017
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James Lawson/ James Burton
by: Anonymous

A month now that I have talked to him. 4 facebook profiles were shut down while we chatted making it hard for us to talk. He opened up yahoo messenger for us to chat. All has been well since then. This James as he calls himself has the same m.o. bmw car, young son, wife died in car crash, working on an oil rig where they don't allow cameras so I have not seen any pictures of him.

I checked on his i.p. address and its new deli india far from were he said he was. His favorite song "all of me"..yes I was hoping this would be real but even after a month I have figured it out...well its like a good romance novel you just need to know when the plot thickens and the bad guy loses and the book ends.

His book has now ended. Hope this info helps others with identifying this man right away...too bad

Oct 18, 2017
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Told me in Facebook on 17 Oktober2017 his name is
by: Anonymous

Evan Johnson - he was born in france and lives now in Lexington/Tennessee. He is a civil engineer and contractor. He lost his wife 3years ago. He has 1 son - 9 years old and his name is David.

And he wants to know my religion.

Oct 02, 2017
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Two separate people same different pics
by: Anonymous

The pic of the younger guy also goes by Morgan Walter and Walter Morgan, David Williams and the lists go on. Please be aware these guys are very very good and are on both twitter and instagram accounts and also on Facebook.

Sep 23, 2017
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Anthony Williams
by: Anonymous

I heard from him a few months ago. On a rig but could not FaceTime because he never asked for money I thought maybe. Then someone told me to do a reverse image on google and tineye. Wow what an eye opener and also twitter. He claimed to be 58 and his ex is who is setting him up for scams with the pics. His facebook is not very open with no friends to show. I am waiting for the ball to drop on asking for money then I will quit and send him the file of 50 pics I have amassed from the internet.

How does the real person behind the pics not go after these people especially when showing pics of his child who he claims is 11 or tell facebook and twitter

Aug 17, 2017
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David Williams on Words with Friends
by: Nancy

Same profile shot now on Words with Friends under David Williams. Oil rig engineer in the ocean. Widowed with a 10 yo son. SO insulted when I called him out pretty quick. Bunch of scum!

Jul 18, 2017
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New name
by: Anonymous

Same pics - got a message from him as "Higgin Kamill".

Jul 10, 2017
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Told me he was called Dave McClean
by: Anonymous

Told me he was called Dave McClean with a son called Chris. And yes lots of photos. Lots with him and a young boy. Never got to money stage as I rumbled him too early. He was so offended I would suggest he was a fraud. What a loser and actually sick

He went by the e mail thmgrf400@gmail.com

Phone number 0141 280 4292

May 04, 2017
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Scammers
by: Linda

You were smart to block him as there are so many they are like cocktail roaches and they breed faster than we can turn them.

I wish you the best you are not alone.

May 04, 2017
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Diane
by: Sharon Henson

I'm sorry you went through this experience Diane. I too believed that my 'scammer' was sent to me by God, he was the answer to a prayer I had made to God long ago after my divorce.

I know now that this was not an act of God. You sound like your faith is very strong and you are handling this as well as can be expected.

I wish you luck and hope that all goes well for you.

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