Oil Contractor Dating Nigerian Scam
(Charleston, S.C., USA)
Kenneth Leo??? asked me to be his friend on Facebook, but now I am not sure who he is. He posted a photo of someone who is a good-looking man, maybe Italian in appearance, then I discovered that the rig he seemed to be standing on is a Titan, where he claimed he is on "The high seas" completing a contract that he later on divulged is worth $10 Million Dollars, which was scheduled to be completed on December 16th.
However, leading up to the deadline, he told me that he on-line banks with Bank of America, and that he borrowed $3 Million Dollars, and had only $500,000 remaining in that account, so it was locked so he could not re-load his card, and there is no other way than to complete his contract and go in person to unlock the account when he gets his check.
He claims he is from Brazil, and the photos associated with the FB Account has been stolen, I now have discovered, because the same man's photo is shown on an Internet Talk Show, which my son's friend discovered on Twitter, where the man is either a host or a guest. He claims he has a 15 year old daughter in Boarding School in Bryson City, North Carolina, whose name is Lisa, and she began addressing me as "Mom," once he told her about me.
I thought the letters were strange since they were all written in lower case letters. She claimed that her dad had been so sad since her mother died five years before of breast cancer.
He had me to look for houses for his selection when he arrives in Charleston??? He claimed his company flies the employees wherever they want to go by private jet. Oh, by the way, he has 10 employees. The issue became when he asked me to see if I can borrow $7,500.00 to load his card, because the card has everything about his contract and everything about his doings in the "High Sea."
I initially looked for lenders, but could not have a loan extended to me, but he kept asking me to see if I could get the loan. It would be essential to completing his contract on time so he could be here before Christmas. He claims that he is a Christian, and kept asking me if I had gone to church every Sunday, since he knows that I am a Licensed Bible Teacher. He has never talked mean, but he addresses me with terms of endearment - calls me honey, baby, my darling wife, and how he wants to spend the rest of our lives together.
He posts sweet graphics, hearts, flowers, etc.... I addressed that he is s scam artist when my son found the photo, and he is saying for me not to listen to the people, and not to have negative thoughts about him as my "husband." I have had his number blocked on my cell phone, and Facebook has blocked him on Messenger with a post that proof of identity is required by him, and I suppose the moderator has seen my posts to him about being a scammer.
His phone number is a New York Area Code of 646-598-8073. If he is Kenneth Leo, also, I ask that the real Kenneth Leo stand up and quash him in his scams.