Mark Donald aka Mark Donad Halliburton Oil Rig Contractor
Stolen Image of an Innocent Family Used by Nigerian Scammers
Mark Donald is in the game Words With Friends as Mark D. You move to Hangouts and he strikes up an instant desire for you. As usual you can ask but the answers are not forthcoming on himself. He does the asking and gives little in return though that changes. He says he is 54 from Germany but now in America.
He is an oil contractor for Halliburton on an oil rig on the Gulf of Mexico. Says he is from Texas and has a son called Johnson. There's no mention of a daughter. A few weeks later he does have a daughter and sends pictures of an American girl used in scams. He has 24 people working for him including his assistant manager William who he says has been with him for 20 years.
His email displays the name Mark Donad but he says his name is Mark Donald. Why can't he get that right?
You endure all the usual scam questions about your interests, hobbies, work, finances and family. Soon he is in love with you and he is sending YouTube love songs, love emoji and GIFs.
I call him fishy as the photos are of an innocent man. He says all social media accounts of his were hacked and that the FBI in Florida and California are investigating. I tell him I want an email overnight from his Halliburton corporate email address. I don't get it but he does send a US Passport, a fake Halliburton ID card and what he claims is his German citizenship document. In come more photos and he now has a daughter as well. The work email I asked for is a Gmail account. Markdonald333333333@gamil.com
Who I am talking with changes after I ignore for a few days.
The whole tone changes with this person. Yes, the love remains but whoever this is makes a real effort to talk about working on an oil rig. To me it sounds like they're lining me up for the scam payment but it's not, yet.
Him: I will speak to the company management Today...they have to turn off the gaslines close in my department area...For security reasons hope you knows what that means honey
That is to say. I can't call or I'll blow up the rig and on we move to a week of love and then in comes Johnson and Sara with emails of their own. They're using the same photos as other scammers claiming to work for Verizon in California. They're also an excuse to sound you out for money but I'm not giving all my time.
Him: Do you remember our daughter birthday was yesterday honey,,she turned 18 and nobody was there to celebrate her birthday with her no family expect her brother John babe
Sara turned 18 and I wasn't around to send gift cards. Johnson has a birthday on July 22nd and Mark's birthday is June 4. By now he is coming to be with you and they seem oblivious to travel restrictions. He did say he was in the Gulf of Mexico and then this;
Him: It will be sup zero for next week...I don't know the men are really complaining about the weather
Him: I hope not cost any kind of delay then..I want them to work and see this contract done as soon as possible babe
Me: What is "sop" zero?
Him: Mean coldest session of the year ..
Me: Ooh that is not good.Yes, you're right that can affect your work
Him: Remember I have only three months to get my contract done and home with you honey
Him: We had a due date too
Me: Yes I recall your contract is coming to an end
Me: Ooh what date is that?
Him: September 20th babe
Edit: So he is in the Gulf of Mexico and worried the season will now be the coldest time of the year. It's the start of the Northern Summer, how can that be? He'll change that to Scotland and even though summer weather there can be harsh it's not as bad as winter. They continue talking about equipment and the need for it to be shipped from China or the USA. It will cost 1 million dollars and he needs it in a hurry.
Him: I contacted the Company in China yesterday and told them all the equipment that i need to order.. they said it takes two weeks to get things ship to the platform here in Scotland and that''s the only quick delivering they can make here
Me: Ooh okay. Did you ask about air freight?
Him: Everything gonna cost me over a million dollar doe to shipping fees
Me: That is a lot babe.
Him: Yeah...Well i don't care anymore babe..this is the biggest contract i 've ever had in my career and is a contract worth alot of million dollars babe
Edit: This really sounds like the scam. It's not. He's saying I have money and can pay my way in addition to all oil rig romance scams classic it's my last contract on we go for a week and they talk a lot about the equipment from China. They never clarify how it is being shipped but always repeat it'll take two weeks.
It arrives 5 days later
Johnson and Sara are emailing you as their mom and the love flows. The purchase of equipment has wiped him and "William" out and it's time for the scam. This is edited and like Donald Frank, Roland James and William Jackson it takes days.
Him: The purchase i made run out the little cash left in my account babe ,,,the Machines cost me A million dollar and Ten thousand dollar for shipping fees babe
Me: Ooh does your contract cover all that?
Him: I only have three thousand left in hand right now wish is home and away.....
Him: Of cause yes...remember i told you this is the biggest contract i 've ever had in my career babe
Me: Ooh don't you have to finish your contract?
Him: Is a contract awarded to me for the some of 100 Million U.S Dollar honey
Him: Am exhausted right now for the purchase...I didn't realize my food stuff is gone...I got a called from the chefs yesterday that the food stuff is gone and we will need to order food babe
Me: Ooh babe what you doing about that?
Edit. This is being done well over several days and the machine equipment arrives too. He wants my address and the love also flows.
Him: Well remember i told you i 've only %5000 left with me...and that won't be enough for tow three months. i have be ruining around looking for someone to loan me some cash and make sure the food get here next week babe
Me: Ooh okay babe so you need months of food?
Him: I don't want anything to cos delay at this point. i don't care am willing to pay with interest babe
Me: Ooh so I guess you need to do something
Him: Yeah, i'm trying the best i can babe
Him: All am looking for if $15000 three thousand for the shipping fees babe
Me: Ooh so you need $18000?
Me: Why doesn’t the company pay babe?
Him: No...Company is not responsible for providing such need in my job babe....Remember this is a contract awarded to me here. i'm responsible for whatever my crew needed to get the contract done and get my paycheck from them.. Not true
Edit: William's wife uses his car for a loan to raise some of the money then he needs;
Him: Remember i told you about the food stuff yesterday, William's wife got only $4000 as loan with her car for us with am interest of $1000 for three months babe
Me: Ooh but I thought you need $18000 babe
Him: Yeah, remember i have $5000 left with me plus the 4000 from her which is half of the money babe
Him: I have no choice right now, i need your help and support babe
Him: I don't care m willing to pay you back when am done with my contract in two months time babe
Him: Well all i need right now is $9000 honey,,once i have the money completely i have to contact the food agent and make sure the food get here on time
Edit: There it all is a classic oil rig romance scam. Last contract. it's worth $100 million, he'll pay you back when together and he uses an "agent". Halliburton would never allow this to the bank account;
National Australia Bank
ABN 12 004 044 937
Swan Hill Victoria
SWIFT CODE:NATAAU 33***
Another oil rig romance scam. The spelling is very poor but the way they asked was very good. How they continually spoke about buying equipment and always mentioning it is unlike other scams where the problems just seem to appear in a matter of days.