Nigerian scammer Michael Freeman finds me on Instagram

by Someone who cares.
(Eureka, CA )

A few weeks ago a man by the alias name of Michael Freeman contacted me, acting quite believable as a caring widow and spiritual man. Well one thing led to another, and he was very persistent on having me answer him BTW.


So I finally did. He asked if he could call, and there went what I thought was my intuitive feelings that I thought I always listened to. I got taken by his caring, loving, most kindhearted ways, things that I had never, ever heard before.

I'm sure you know the rest, we talked more than I had ever talked before and certainly he held my interest. He was really good looking, showed pics of his home, his child, his expensive cars, pool, all of it, even told me that he worked for this pipeline company, sent me a picture of a huge contract with even his name in it!

Well, this went very very well for 6 almost 7 weeks, love letters galore! Live poems, and I kept asking him why don't we ever send video cams? Why haven't I got to talk to your daughter etc? He always had a answer. Then just a week ago he asked me for 5,000 dollars! Made up this line about being over in Turkey on this job and the government over there had him pay all the workers upfront for 30 days work!! And his hotel cost and so on and on goes the story.

I immediately saw a huge red flag! I hung up the phone, made it seem like I had lost my cell phone connection. Now let me just add that he had already said I love you a million times, asked me to marry him etc.

I didn't answer my phone again till the next
day. He was frantic, crying, and mean saying stuff like I thought I could always count on you etc etc. Made me feel like I was doing something really wrong. I tried to talk to him, console him, well, I can go on and on, but what I want to finally tell all of you is I had given him my email addresses, 2 of them.

One had all my bank statements in it, and he hacked into my bank account! Then I did further Investigation on him on Instagram, and this wasn't even his real name, he didn't live in Atlanta Georgia, he didn't have a little girl, he had never been married, not a widow, he wasn't even a white man.

He was black and living in lagos, Nigeria. I confronted him with everything, turned him in to all that I could, I first felt like I shouldn't of even called him, but I wanted to let him know that he was caught. And.... I am going to do all that I can to let others know about it also.

His real name is Michael Zino.

He does live in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a lot younger than what he told me, he's only 30 yrs old, when the white Atlanta Michael was supposed to be 56. I felt like a real fool when all of this happened, but now I see how common it really is, and they prey on the lonely, the widows, people who love children etc, whatever they can see you as.

Please don't forget this guy, he's on Instagram, Facebook, uses gifford as a middle name with Michael Freeman. He uses a very good looking white man with real nice cars.

Beware from someone who really cares, and has learned a very valuable lesson.

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Sep 16, 2018
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Petterson anderson on instagram
by: Anonymous

He found me on instagram.

Very handsome, has a son, 6 years old and has divorced because his ex was into drugs. He is from texas, is a soldier and will leave the army soon because now he has found you, his love. Now that he has found you, he will resign soon and will join you wherever you are before going back in the US.

One day he is in iraq (Nigerian time zone lol ;) ), and the next he is in Nigeria helping local farmers who couldn't use their agricultural machineries because of the bokoharam. He will call you one day with his sooooo sweet tone and you will know by his voice that his voice has nothing to do with the voice of the guy on instagram.

Jun 11, 2018
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Suicide
by: BULLET

I NEVER thought I would even in my lifetime go to a site like this but here I am. Theses stories sound exactly what has happened to my wife. A older person who Ive warned countless times to be careful on Instagram. But sadly it did happen and I feel like its my fault. She was conned by a man who goes by STEWALLACE.

Pretending to be a military man who cant video chat. SGTM45@STEWALLCE.

A 47yr old con. Sadly I cant even tell you what has happened. Please for the love of GOD dont trust anyone except you family and dearest friends. Say a small prayer for my family if you want.

God bless to all. I AM SO FULL OF PAIN ITS BEYOUND WORDS. IF I EVER SAW HIM I WOULD CHOP HIS HANDS OFF FIRST BEFORE I PUT A BULLET IN HIS HEAD.

Apr 17, 2018
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Beware of this man he is a fraudster
by: Anonymous

I got contacted by this man through a hacking. His name is Rick. Really beautiful american/italian in his 40's. A story of a wife that is cheating and a newborn son. Been taking for 4 months almost 5. He suddenly got a contract in Nigeria and it has been one accident after the other and always wants more money. Then he asked if i could lend him an account to wire his salery from his work. And I did. Lots of money. And all I got back is 8000 dollars in dept.

When I confroted him he shut me out. Just dissepeard. Look out for this man. He uses WU in US and Nigeria.

Commen name is Dahunsi Opeyemi in Nigeria.

Mar 19, 2018
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Please look at the dates of their posts
by: Anonymous

Ladies. I was contacted by more than one of these scammers. I never respond to them. I usually know immediately if they are fake profiles or not. The first thing I do is to check out the dates of their posts. Its usually a very new profile, numerous posts made within the span of a few days (some dumber ones would post 4-5 posts within a day)! Then they stop posting all together.

It is just a set up to make it seem like they have a legit profile. Also check their followers following ratio. They usually follow a lot of women (or Men if its a female) and evangelists or pastors (preying on religious people).

Also they are usually above average in looks. Come on ladies (and some men..usually its very sexy girls), why would a good looking man randomly add people on instagram to find love.

Let us all use some common sense here

Mar 14, 2018
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To all susceptible women
by: Anonymous

Ladies! What is wrong with you? Are you out of your minds? You engage with fraudulent fake men and send them money? DO NOT even respond to such overtures on social media!!!

Here are giveaway features on these profiles:

Middle aged white men
Widowers or divorced
Single fathers of young children
Petroleum or civil engineers
US army soldiers or officers (general is a favorite rank)
Doctors
Poor grammar/spelling
Always working overseas in exotic countries
Immediate declarations of love
Following only middle aged females

I hope this helps! Plus who gives a guy money?

Feb 26, 2018
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More of the same
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by a man saying his name was Roland Smith but after further investigation there’s another guy named Nelson Smith who had the same guys pictures! He told me he loved me and said his oil contract was worth $950 million.

I should have known it was way too good to be true. Said he would come and get me upon completion of his contract. Needless to say, constant problems arose which he needed money and Itunes cards for. He had me wire $ by WU and MoneyGram and even send cash in the mail until I spent over $20,000!!!

I finally cut him off. He had a strong accent like he was from Nigeria although he said he was originally from El Salvador. What a shameless scammer!

Hope he rots in hell for what he did.

Feb 19, 2018
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John Alberto
by: Anonymous

This guy found me on Instagram and I immediately suspected it's a scam. I am leading him on just to find out how much money he wants and for what reason. Yes it is to the script! His wife died, he has two girls aged 4 & 6. He only has an elderly mother as his Dad and sister were killed in a car accident.

He claims to be an Italian Oil Rig engineer living in Delaware USA. He is currently working on a new contract to work for Shell but has been out of work since Oct 16. He sends his girls to boarding school in Italy. When I ask some direct questions, like why don't you keep your girls in the US and get a Nanny instead of shipping them back to boarding school I get no answers.

Yes he is suppose to be in his 50's and has pictures of him with a Rolls Royce etc.

Jan 12, 2018
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Add me to the group!
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been scammed my Darius Marx? Handsome has a 18 year old son, Anthony. Said he’s 52. And that his pregnant wife and baby died. Was from Greece. I’ve been playing the game for a few week... loves me and said he’s from Newark New Jersey and is his own boss of 10. Oil contractor
Needless to say. I called him a lier and have deleted his Facebook and Instagram.

This happened before, but I was lucky enough to find the real one and tell him he was being scammed.

Jan 11, 2018
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Scammer Michel freeman
by: Anonymous

Do not send him any money, he’s a scammer


Please do not send him any thing

Jan 10, 2018
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scammer Alexander Freeman
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been in contact with Alexander Freeman, lives in San Francisco, widower, has a son named Anthony 14 years? Alexander said he is 69 years old, his wife died in a car accident, his son lives with his uncle in Cape Town.

Alexander works on an oil rig ExxonMobil in Canada, cruding oil. He asked me for a birthday gift and repair on a machine on the rig. He had 50 men working under his leadership. He also told me his son was hit by a car and he needs money for his hospital bill.

He sent me many photos of his son and himself, the last photo was from the airport when he was supposed to visit me. He got house arrest in Cape Town because he was not able to pay the hospital bill for his son in Cape Town.

Dec 10, 2017
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Francis O’Conner
by: Anonymous

Ok. Just found out I’m being scammed by a Francis O’Conner. He has also professed he loved me how much he misses me. I started to become suspicious when he wouldn’t send me an ID and when he did it was totally fake !

He always had an answer for everything and made me feel guilty because I had trust issues!! After reading other comments about this guy, Now I know he is a scam.

His name is Randy Fobbe or Francis O’Conner. So glad I found out about him before I was taken!

Dec 10, 2017
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Randy Fobbe Francis O’Conner
by: Anonymous

I was just speaking to a Francis O’Conner. He too has professed his love to me immediately! He is now in Italy and says he is working and is an engineer in petroleum. He also told me he has a company in construction. I always felt I was being scammed but he always kept insisting that I had trust issues. He sent me a picture of his license and everything was wrong with it.

He hasn’t asked me for money but I’m afraid he will. If he ever does that will be the end of my relationship with him.

Please someone out there tell me more about this guy!

Dec 10, 2017
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James frank Chang/Chan
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by this man. I believe he is Nigerian and he’s impersonating a Chinese man. He said his wife cheated on him, he was 55 and he had a son in a boarding school. The pictures in his profile are all different Chinese men. He has 3 open profiles.

When James F Chang found me on a website, he immediately addressed his interest towards me and I wasn’t ready for it but he sounded so nice thoughtful and pleasant and he asked me if we exchanged numbers and a few days later asked me if I had Viber.

BTW he told me the same story like the other scammers used with these other ladies that he was a contractor/construction engineer. A few weeks later he tells me a job he had applied had came thru and needed to leave for 3 weeks to Australia.

His email is jamesfrank202@gmail.com phone number 323-825-4353-

Jf.chang5683@yahoo.com,

He created this email just for me he said.

Hopefully he doesn’t come across you.

Nov 11, 2017
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Scammed
by: Anonymous

I was in a situation like this. His name was supposedly Tom Myers. He supposedly lived in Miami, Florida. Was supposed to be divorced, said his wife cheated on him. He had a young daughter. His parents were deceased and he grew up in Germany. And he was into construction contracting.

He contacted me on Instagram. I have no idea why he contacted me. I was not looking for a friend. But to make a long story short he immediately told me he loved me, and how he felt like we should get married. After about three weeks, he claimed he was going to Nigeria for a project and would be away for 6 weeks, and when he got back he was gonna move to where I was so we could start our life together.

I was always Leary if him, because he was so persistent and always telling me he loved me which i knew was BS from the start. Finally after two weeks, he asked me to send him 1500 dollars, because he said his cards would not work.

But I finally just blocked his number and stopped talking to him.

Oct 28, 2017
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Instagram Scammer Maxwell Anderson
by: Anonymous

I am in a similar situation on instagram with someone by the name of Maxwell Anderson who sent me a Direct Message. It comes off as a divorced father whose spouse cheated on him and he has a daughter. He also told me he is in construction and we have been talking for 5 weeks on Instagram.

He is at a job in Nigeria where he asked me to send him $600 through Western Union claiming credit cards aren't accepted in Nigeria. Foolish enough I sent him $370.00 through Western Union. I didnt find out that I was scammed until after sending money.

I dont know what to do.

Oct 08, 2017
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Kyle Heats
by: Anonymous

Found me on Instagram. Wanted money after a week for a son in a accident in Australia.

Oct 06, 2017
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Omg I'm connecting with Randy Fobbe alias Francis D Oconer who keeps sending long emails and says he's going to Italy and he's an engineer.

Is this the same guy and has he asked for money?

Sep 20, 2017
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Randy Fobbe
by: Anonymous

Wow I goggled at this guys name tonight and read the comment below from another lady about a Randy Fobbe. Just talked to him last night and he emailed me this long email. He mentioned he is from Sweden and he is going to Italy. He says he is 57 and a engineer.

He says he is in my area at this time but soon he is going to Italy. Cant believe all the scams and how people just want to take advantage of you

Sep 19, 2017
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I had the same experience - Neal Richard Beckman
by: Anonymous

Same scenario widow with an 8 year old daughter supposedly 52 married a much younger woman. Has a construction company in Midland Texas. Poor guy whose pictures he has some are rather explicit, I did not send any of me thank goodness.

Goes by on instagram neal_beckman12 nealbeckman12@gmail.com,

cowboyyy007 is another alias on Instagram.

Exact same thing hundreds of texts, emails. Has three different phone numbers 682-730-6426 (latest) 682-703-0758, and 682-730-2550

All are based out of Ft. Worth location and are on a prepaid. Uses google voice but will never answer or do video chat. Nigerian connections are Abraham Adebayo also Bishi Olawale bank account number 586025138662 (Bank of America) also associated with abimbolaonikoro@yahoo.com

Address is 2627 Apperson Dr Midland Texas he provided (does not exist)is part of Trail of Tears (Nigherian money exchange) google nealbeckman12 for related email addresses

Aug 30, 2017
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Randy Fobbe
by: Anonymous

I am a victim of this man. Found him on instagram two months ago. He was posing as a 58 year old Swedish architect from Chicago named Randy Fobbe.

He had a Facebook too. Red flag as he said he was on a business trip to Italy. he called me everyday and told me he wanted to marry me. He said I miss you.

Then finally he asked me to help him set up a bank account under my name because his father had left him 10million dollars but the only way for him to receive his inheritance was to put me as his wife and next of kin!!!

Well I didn't fall for it. He got angry and would text me messages that he couldn't be with me because I didn't trust him enough!

Long story short is I made him feel so guilty that he finally broke down and said he was fake.

He lied who he was. Well he's not s Swedish businessman named Randy Fobbe!I am devastated. Broken hearted. But I will be OK.

Lesson learned!

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