Nigerian Dating Scam - Andrea Neil Tonelli - same profile picture on Facebook under Fabrizio Tonelli

by Lizzy
(New York, USA)

I received a friend request from Andrea Neil Tonelli the day after I joined a closed Facebook group called Pitlove. When I accepted his friend request he contacted me through Instant Messenger.


He claimed to be Chief Pilot/Chief Instructor at Copa Airlines and to live in Los Angeles, California. First time we chatted he claimed to have been raised in an orphanage in Los Angeles and to have no family or siblings around him. Also claimed to have lost two sons, a daughter and his wife in a grocery store shooting, and had one son left, Henry, and to have a strong religious belief.

That day he also gave me two telephone numbers for him and forwarded pictures of him and his son. That same day we switched to text messaging and phone calls. Within a week he started calling me by pet names and professing an undying love and requesting promises that I would never leave him, would never hurt him, and would be with him forever.

Shortly thereafter I received a couple of nude photographs. He then claimed that he flew to South Africa where the airplane he was flying experienced mechanical difficulties. As he was an "independent contractor" with Copa Airlines it was his responsibility to pay for the repairs.

That's when the requests for money started. He claimed he only took $1,000 with him and used most of that money to buy an i-Phone and get a new cell service because
the one he had wouldn't work there, and to pay his motel bill. We started talking on Whatsapp then.

He asked me to send money for the repairs ($5,150). When I said I couldn't do that, he said "we" could pay it a little at a time. He also requested money for food and his motel bill. He wanted money sent by Western Union or another carrier to be picked up in Nigeria by Emmanuel Gidah since Andrea didn't have a government issued ID and wouldn't be able to get the cash himself.

When I questioned whether he was a scammer he became angry and asked what I thought he would get out of scamming me. When I began talking to him again he claimed to have attempted suicide when I accused him of being a scammer and stopped talking to him. He asked me to marry him and promised to make it legal when he got "home".

He told me that if I stopped talking to him again he would commit suicide and his blood would be on my hands. A little over a month after we started talking, I stopped responding to him and blocked his numbers. His page is still up on Facebook and I discovered another page under the same name with different pictures of the same man, and the same profile picture is being used under Fabrizio Tonelli on Facebook.

Andrea also has or had a listing with Badoo dating site.

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Oct 30, 2018
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More information please
by: Anonymous

Can you provide me with his telephone number, email address and the name of his friend?

Oct 30, 2018
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Harry P Donald
by: Cindy

Yes I know Andrea as Harry Donald. He talked to me on Hangouts. He claimed that he was in the military and was in Kabul. Then he told me he was going to West Africa to train some solders there. He asked me to recieve a package for him and then after that I found out I would have to pay almost 4,000 dollars for it.

Then he claimed he had a friend who had a tablet and he wanted me to send 600.00 to him for that. I asked him to send me a pic of him in his army outfit and let me see his name on it. Of course he couldnt do that cause he was lying. The 600.00 for the tablet he wanted me to send it Western Union. I found out before he asked me to do that by a friend that he was not who he claimed to be. So I asked him about being a scammer and he said he wasnt but I knew in my heart he was lying.

Since I didn't send money our relationship changed. The only one thing about this is I am in love with the character Harry Donald. My heart is broken and he says very soon that he is going to materialize to me that he will come and I will see he is real and I will be sorry for not believing him. I just know now that I have trust issues now worse than before.

Hope one day that he might actually get a heart. He needs to be praying to God. He hads permanently damaged me. I dont hate him but forgive him.

Sep 17, 2018
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Lorenzo Moteo Greco
by: Anonymous

He is also under this name, I googled his name but could get nothing, so I googled the e-mail name, and there he is. At least we were just starting to text. Thank God it did no go that far, he is blocked on all my devices now.

But he also says he is working for Skybird Aviators. He also said that he were adopted as a child and that I am to tell no one about our friendship!

Watch out girls!!!!

Aug 15, 2018
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Response to Italian Comment
by: Anonymous

He has a very strong accent, but I am not sure it is Italian. I have read that Nigerian scammers use Italian photographs because the accents are similar. Another person who heard his voice commented that he believed the accent sounded Jamaican.

Pay close attention to the messages he sends you. I believe more than one person messages based on the differences in the texting style and spellings. I also once had a message that he wanted to feel me inside of him. He also frequently repeats the same phrases and will ask the same question multiple times within a few minutes. His responses don't always make sense in the context of the conversation.

If you pay close attention you will also see that he frequently contradicts himself and his stories don't always make sense.

Aug 14, 2018
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Italian
by: Anonymous

Does he have an Italian accent?

Apr 21, 2018
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Pervert pilot?
by: Anonymous

Which airline does the predator work for?
Another perpetrator from Shamrock? A married Irish pilot has been searching women posing as a single man for a long time on the vegetarian matching site. A cabin crew was arrested in Florida last May for sexual assault. Also, multiple ground staff had been engaged in human trafficking over years at Dublin airport.

Apr 01, 2018
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I was almost scammed!??
by: Anonymous

I met this man on messanger. His name was Christopher Dhracy on Jan. 2018. He said he loved me very much and was going to buy me a house etc,

He asked me for my bank account number, credit card, username, password. I blocked him on messenger.

Gave him nothing. So ladies beware who you click on messanger.

Mar 23, 2018
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Sexual Predator
by: Anonymous

This man is a sexual predator. He sounds very nice when messaging on WhatsApp and sends nice messages of how much he loves you. He also sends videos about sex, basically grooming you to have sex with him. He communicates with many women at the same time on dating sites and makes friends with them, eventually luring them into having sex with him.

After having sex with them he dumps them and moves on. He is a danger and could spread diseases as he does not use a condom. He uses the dating sites to get multiple women to have sex with him.

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