Match.com SHAWN W GEORGE / DEA Agent to CEO-Atlantic Global Limited SCAMMER!
Supposed CEO of global rigging company yet web photo of "Shawn W. George", CEO, is a man wearing an open collar casual cotton shirt and is standing casually in front of a sign or wall (obviously cropped).
Most CEOs of global companies have professional headshots and are wearing a suit and tie. The font used in his contact info on the phony company website is clearly different than the rest of the site and there are spacing errors. The phone number listed (to contact the CEO) is the same number as the cell phone he's been calling from.
He also said he was a widower (wife died in a car crash) and has two kids...a daughter and a son. He must be one of the so-called sophisticated scammers because he sent flowers within a couple of days of meeting on Match.com. Another red flag is that "Shawn" supposedly was a US DEA agent but quit after a few years. How can someone go from being a DEA agent to the CEO of a global corporation in such a short time?
In less than 2 weeks he was chatting up a storm, sending photos, was going to visit from FL (where he "lives"), couldn't wait to meet, etc. then out of the blue emails screen shots of a bank account along with an account number and password and asked for $5000 to help get his rigs back from China! Even though he had $13,000,000+ in an account (according to the screenshot of the bank account - which incidentally was not even a legit bank), the bank was holding him up because he recently transferred $400K and there was a freeze on his account.
He couldn't wait a few days. Really? I really don't understand how people fall for these scams...what, in any of this, sounds appealing or legitimate? A complete stranger, after chatting online for a few days, weeks, months, out of the blue asks for money. If that's not an immediate red flag, I don't know what is.
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO STRANGERS OR PEOPLE YOU'VE JUST MET, NEVER MET, or DON'T KNOW WELL.