Michael Yann - Scammer on Word With Friends

Word With Friends pic - not really him

Word With Friends pic - not really him

I have played games for years on WWF and last week someone asked me to play. First it was a picture of the US flag flying in front of a house and then he updates after we started playing to 'whom ever picture he stole'.


He started talking and I tried to shake him some with answers that might scare him, but he didn't shake. We talked for a week before he asked me for an iTunes card as he was on the oil rig and needed one as he was going to be there for 3 weeks before he 'retired'. He was acting funny 2 days before this so I knew something was up.

I played with him a little longer. Had someone from a group try to play a game with him and he only played one time and tried to talk to her with 1 sentence and then deleted her, but it was the same thing he wrote to me. He never told me his age, but he was born in Denmark, lives in LA. His dad died when he was young and his mom in 2001. He's been a widower for 2yrs as his wife died from cancer. He has a 17yr old daughter and she is in nursing school....yeah ok.

He sent me several pics of him and his house. At the end he knew I doubted him about the rig and even after telling me they are not allowed pictures, he sends me a picture of him on the rig (which his face did not look right on the body) it was stretched out.

Then he sends a video of 'them working on the rig' and a 3 sec disappearing Shell Corporation ID. Sure, someone sends a quickly disappearing ID from a rig. Luckily I know better but I know he is still on Words with Friends playing games and I'm sure he is connecting with other women and will fall for it.

His ID is Larry_2017 and name is Michael Yann on WWF. He says he has no Facebook account. We talked on yahoo and his e-mail is michaelyann@yahoo.com.

IF you go to spoeko and search his email, you will see who he really is. A younger black male! It's a shame people do this to other people and can't be real. These are only screen shots because I know they can send viruses. Also please be careful not to give your phone number. They can send viruses to your phone and even listen to everything. This is the photo he is using, not the real pic.

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Sep 29, 2018
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Watch out for Kelvinjdawson
by: Anonymous

He plays on wwf. Says oil rig. Dead wife. 2 children with nanny. Wants to marry.

Aug 25, 2018
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Same photo - different name now
by: Anonymous

He is now playing with the username 0880Christy and the name Harry Dawson. A slightly different photo but of the same man you have here.

May 16, 2018
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Craig Welshpool
by: Anonymous

Here’s another one to watch out for - Craig Welshpool. The name sounded suspicious for a start. He claimed to work for an oil company, wife died of cancer, two kids. When asked what company he said BP so I asked where he was based. "Birmingham UK".

Fortunately I know Birmingham quite well and of course BP doesn’t have a rig or to my knowledge an office there. So I asked him where he was staying which was literally just round the corner from my daughter who I was visiting so I said I would meet him and guess what!

He then gave me "his phone number" which was a Swansea number for PPI insurance claims.

Blocked.

Apr 10, 2018
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Informative site
by: Anonymous

Good place to find out about specific scammers.
Anyone ever chat with "Patrick". His ID is patototcute.

Oil rig, widowed with daughter in boarding school, soon to retire and start his own company in TX. Hasn’t asked for anything yet

I’m waiting

Mar 01, 2018
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John Campbell
by: Anonymous

Another gem for you all. This one purports to be John Campbell serving with the UN in Afghanistan. He has a photo of General John Campbell on his profile. His wife died in a plane crash leaving him and his 16 year old son. His son lives in a military school in Accra Ghana and me thinks he may soon want some money sent there.

A simple internet search reveals that John Campbell retired 2 years ago and is still happily married and doesn’t surprise surprise have a son living in Accra!

Mind you he’s very good at words coming up with loads that I’ve never heard of but shame his spelling isn’t so sharp when he messages me.

Feb 27, 2018
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Scam
by: Anonymous

I had the pleasure of chatting to a guy from Anderson Indian also a widower two girls in a very expensive school in Atlanta! I nearly gave in but at the last moment I blocked him from wwf!!

They pop up each day with the British flag beside their names!

How can this be stopped?

Feb 23, 2018
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Beware of these low lifes
by: Anonymous

There are so many of these scammers on words. So many use many names and stolen pictures and all give the same sad stories to win you over. Do not fall for this, do not give any phone numbers, emails or any access to your social media.

They will make your life hell. It’s a shame a fun game had turned into a nightmare full of these monsters. Beware of these scammers. They use loving words, misspelled and weird sentences. They all have a child in boarding school with a nanny. They have all accounts, if you block one another one will only take the others place. They usually use 2 first names.

Just be careful and be smart



Feb 22, 2018
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Robert Woodgate scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for a guy named Robert Woodgate. Moved to California from Canada, two boys in boarding school because he can't trust a woman with his kids. Contractor for an Oil Rig and works in the Gulf of Mexico. Can't wait to hear what story is next.

Feb 03, 2018
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Michael Sherry
by: Anonymous

I've had several of these jerks tell me they are widowed/divorced with a 9 year old son/16 year old daughter (etc) living with a nanny or studying overseas. I play along. I tell them I am married. Some quit chatting but this Michael who is on a "peacekeeping mission in Turkey/Syria" is the first to actually asks me for an Itunes card.

I blocked him immediately.

Dec 29, 2017
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Oil Rigger scammer
by: Anonymous

Being scammed by Peter William. Been talking on Istagram since October. Just today wants me to get him ITunes Card. Red light to me. Needs it to buy calling credit. On top up and vanilla card. I am not falling for it.

Dec 29, 2017
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More loser scammers
by: Anonymous

Also beware of Marknewton231, Steve Howleet Grant, Peter777melberg. All scammers. Also a guy (can't remember his name). Profile pic is a guy in American military uniform. If you zoom on the pic, the name tag is different from the profile name (these people are idiots).

Claims to be from TX and on peacekeeping mission in Kabul.

Nov 27, 2017
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Words with friends Micheal Kolder
by: Scam buster

Here’s another to add to the rogues gallery.
Another alleged oil rigger ands single father. He (they) can’t even spell Michael. Specific questions take much longer for him to investigate for a reply and time of playing corresponds more to an African time zone than America.

Nov 23, 2017
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Henrick
by: Anonymous

Watch out for the last name of Henrick. I forget the first name. Says he’s originally from Norway. Works for chevron in oil. Widowed with daughter.

Wanted to email me about Hangouts.

Nov 18, 2017
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Xander Williams...oil rig engineer. 15 year old son in USA boarding school. He started out with
"Hello Dear" as others have said. Think its a script. Very friendly, after reading all of the others, I deleted him from words. He fitted the profile.

Oct 30, 2017
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Bobby Sanders
by: Anonymous

Says he is in Kabul with the US Govt. Same story orphaned at 2 in Germany and raised by his uncle in US. Wife died from cancer 4 years ago. Retiring from the army and waiting for release papers. Has a son also in the army in Iraq.

He deleted the game when I questioned him and he knew he's been caught out as a scamming dishonest person. I doubt the pic was real

Oct 27, 2017
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Oil Riggs!
by: Anonymous

Here are two names for you. John Kelvin and Bill Dawson. Both work on oil Rigs and are both scammers! Same story as others are telling.

Avoid them both!

Oct 17, 2017
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David Siegel
by: Anonymous

Might be a scammer but also I don’t know. I started chatting with him a bit and found out he was serving in Afghanistan. I thanked him for his service because I absolutely respect men and women that chose to serve America.

Anyway he has a 14 year old son, Owen who is away at boarding school while he’s overseas. He’ll retire in 4 months and while he is from New York he said that anywhere would be fine for him to settle if it’s with the right person. Being the cynical person I am I Facebook stalked him and his name and city were both not the same as the story he was giving me.

On Facebook his name is Davis Siegell. I kind of felt like something wasn’t right when the questions were too random and felt more like an interview than a conversation. He pushed to chat on google hangouts and I did download the app and talk a little bit to him tonight.

What kind of damage can scammers do with basic information?

What passwords do I need to change to protect myself? Also, I wish people weren’t using the military as part of the scam...that totally annoys me!

Oct 17, 2017
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WWF scammer
by: Anonymous

Received a message "Hello smiling beauty" then "hello dear" "how are you today" I responded on my day then "same with me I will love to get to know you better hope you don't mind", etc.

Then asked for my Name on FB to chat. My alarm bells rang when he asked for a email address so we can chat on hangout. So here I am checking for scams. I think this is one.

Blocked!

Oct 14, 2017
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David Dumbrow
by: Anonymous

Sounds like the person I'm talking to now. He reached out to me on WWF on 09/25 and said can we chat on Hangouts instead. I did and everything was going ok, but still had my doubts. Didn't ask for money or anything until last night and he ran out of iTune cards for his 15 year old daughter Rolls who was back in Baltimore Maryland with his domestic staff member Sarah whose been with them since her birth.

Also a widow and wife died 4 years ago. Supposed to be from Germany and been in the country for a longtime.

Wish I could include a pic here cause I received several including a pic of Rolls and I also got "her" email address where I supposed to have sent her the pic of the iTunes card.

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Oct 02, 2017
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Another loser
by: Anonymous

Watch for a Scott Buchanan. Claimed to be a widower also, kind of fell for it until he needed to borrow 30K, stuck in Thailand working on a construction site.

Real slick.

How do they sleep at night?

Sep 26, 2017
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch for Jonathon Adema. Engineer on a oil rig.

Sep 24, 2017
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Words With Friends Scam Artist
by: Anonymous

Richard Williams is another scam artist on Words! He chatted with me for a couple months and convinced me to send him 500.00 for his 3 girls to have food until he got home in two weeks from an oil rig.

I can't believe I fell for it, but hungry children is something my heart can't take. I sent it WU to his Nanny in AL.

Beware! He is very convincing.

I am so embarrassed I believed him. Please be careful.

Sep 12, 2017
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Same thing
by: Anonymous

He requested a game. Then he commented on my gorgeous smile. Started chit chatting. He said he was a chemical engineer, working on an oil rig in Aberdeen Scotland. Was getting ready to retire. Wife and daughter killed by a dwi. Has a 12 year old son. Same thing. Always called me dear or sweet pea. German accent.

Asked me to send his son a 100.00 dollar ITunes gift card for his birthday next week. He said he was buying him an IPhone.

He expressed his love for me within 1 week.

Sooo creepy.

Sep 11, 2017
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Me too with same MO
by: Anonymous

I had the same scams from two different names at the same mo. One was the Danish person and the other out of an oil rig. Jared Mark wanted the ITunes cards and Nick Vitisen wanted me to get a Walmart card.

Jul 13, 2017
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Michael Yann
by: Lind

Oh I know him but he used another last name and said he was living in Demark. We talked on skype but no face to face and yes he wanted itunes cards and seemed he got mad when I told him no and that was it.

Jul 13, 2017
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Mike Jergens
by: helen

Red flags all over here.

Hello dear,

It is such a great pleasure to meet you and i'm happy with a smile that i caught your attention,trust me,i have butterflies right now in my stomach,sense of humor is important,i must be so lucky to meet such a lovely great woman like you,anyway you can't judge a book by its cover unless you take your time to open and read the content,i would really love to know more about you however i hope it would be worthwhile.

I miss in my life a trustful and happy relationship filled with much love, I believe love is not measured by the facial appearance but by the heart and true feelings, I will love to know you more...all I want and looking for is to meet the right woman for me,someone I can spend the rest of my life with happily, for you to know more about me I think this will speak all about me...

I'm originally from West Germany ,I'm the only child of my late parent. My only son Kris, works in the Army , German Language is my first language.

I value in a woman love, compassion, passion, honesty, caring and giving. There is nothing better in life than true love. I hope to find my fairy tale . I like to travel, camping, fishing, hiking, the mountains, movies, music, reading, amusement parks, family, animals, writing poems...I'm caring, sincere, loving, honest, loyal, devoted, (if I had my partner), and goal orientated individual.

I am a self employed chemical engineer,i work in oil refineries, and so on ...i have been working for over 35 years and presently i'm in Turkey,working on my final project before retirement,My business has been booming flourishing. My dad worked in Holland before I lost him.I work hard and have achieved a good deal for my efforts,currently i'm in Turkey,i have been here for the past 3 months but i would make it back home after some couple of weeks,i'm so sorry i didn't include that in my profile but i guess it would give us the time to get to know each other better,till i'm back home .

I'm looking for long term relationship, But we both know it depends on the conversations we can hold, Most thing I value in a woman is true love, I want to find a good woman that i can trust, who is possible to love and who would love me ... I am looking for Compassion, passion, honesty, caring and cheerful giver. I want someone that will bring sunshine into my life.now your turn,tell me more about yourself,your past relationship,your experiences so far,your past life,what you are looking for?the kind of relationship you want and any other information you would like to tell me,i promise to do thesame after i read from you,please don't hesitate to ask me any question,i have nothing to hide and i would be completely honest with you.

Best wishes

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