Oil Rig engineer for dating scam

by Anonymous
(USA)

Well he won my heart and prayed for my dying children, and cleaned out my financial life. Suppose to be such a Godly Good Man but, still needs money to get off the rig, etc, etc, but, I'm broke and that wont change.

Very good at what he does, very romantic, handsome picture, two children, from Denmark, really uses the spiritual on my life.

I Have always been very logical minded and hard working but he caught me where I was low and hurting and alone and he won.

Ladies, please take it from me. If they need money then they don't love you and they sure aren't going to be here for you even though they swear they will to help you through your difficult life and pay it all back.

God Bless All Of You. Send No Money.

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Mar 22, 2019
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Locked Acct
by: Anonymous

That happened to me too!! I believed him and thought I messed things up for him. He has been trying to get me to help him ever since. I was still uncertain until I saw your post!!

Thank you!!!! Did you report to FBI IC3. I tried twice. Not sure it ever went through.

Mar 22, 2019
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Oil engineer
by: Anonymous

I have been chatting with this guy William Dawson who says he's an engineer and working in Alaska at Pruedoe Baby Unit near Anchorage. He was so kind and sweet for the first few weeks but would never meet me. We continued to text and then when we finally were going to meet for coffee and he said that he got called away to a job in Alaska. He is now on the rig and needs money for his workers for food.

I have not provided this guy for anything but he complains that when I helped him transfer money from HIS bank account that I locked his bank account and now he has no access to make the payments for the supplies or food for the guys.

What a crock!

Mar 22, 2019
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Has Anyone Been Scammed by Michael Joachim?
by: Karen

Has anyone been contacted by a guy named Michael Joachim who claims to be from Los Angeles, CA, but is working on an oil rig as a marine engineer off the coast of Argentina (and/or Ghana)?

He contacted me via Words With Friends, said he liked my picture, then we began texting over the phone. He said he will come and see me after he gets off the oil rig. I live on the East Coast (US). He has called me his queen and professed that he loves me.

So far he has not asked me for money but there was one odd request about opening an AT&T account for him in the US as his was about to expire. Could this be a scam? I keep hoping it is not, but it seems like the marine engineer on the oil rig is a common scam. Sigh.

He did say he was born in Germany (Hamburg) but came to the US at a young age. I mention this as I am part German and we have also communicated in German a few times, a language he seems to have a legitimate command of. He also said he is a widower who lost his wife and young daughter about five years ago in a car accident, but still has a son. I've tended to believe him - so far, at least - but am aware that there are all kinds of scammers out there.

Some of the things he's said sound similar to the scammers you all have encountered. I definitely won't send anyone any money, anywhere, ever. (He also has indicated he's well off). I've tended to believe him, but am increasingly worried that eventually, if the request for money comes, I will know it's all a scam.)

Mar 22, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I have an Instagram contact, who I thought was an innocent friend. Started out simple, talking about family & hobbies. Then he started sending sweet comments, (in a respectful manner). Then he asked for a Gift card for his daughter while he was in oil rig. I dropped contact.

He Apologized & came back nice & talking respectful. So weeks later out of the blue he asked for GC again for his adoptive son (who he never mentioned). I was Furious with him. Refused to send any. He Kind of started back talking again after much conflict. Asked for GC again. I refused & let him have it.

He has 2 Instagram accounts under the same address. His name is Larry Brodie. He has different pictures for each account. I believe he’s not even the guy in the picture. He is following my contacts & others. He is scamming another young gal in the US.

Please don’t answer him, he seems nice & handsome in pictures

Mar 22, 2019
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Andres Erik
by: Anonymous

This man on an oil rig, said he could not take photos, it was not allowed and they have cameras on the rigs. I know the camera part is true but if you are stuck and can’t get home you are gonna take the risk. Get the wiring info of where they want the money sent. It will likely be an LLC. Go to that states site and look it up,

Mar 22, 2019
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I agree with you all. I learned from my own experience that they also tell you that you're not online all the time, which is one way of keeping you on the hook. Another way is by their professing their love for you (cough) within a few days, then after a few weeks, they ask for money to get off the rig, out of some war zone, or leave a country where they went to do business, and promise to pay you back (yeah, right!). I did NOT send them any money, though.

No real oil rig engineer, soldier, etc., is ever without money, food, and so on, and they have families of their own.

Mar 21, 2019
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Steve Matt
by: Anonymous

Lol I’m talking to him also - only about a week now. Red flag central and he has not even asked for money BUT his semi fake FB page is a joke and his accent does not correspond well with the region of Switzerland he claims to be from and it does not matter what I do or say to discourage him he never gets discouraged.

He has not asked for a penny YET lol. Also he never sends pics of what I request red flag red flag.

Ladies that is a sure way to know to ask for live pics that send within 10 seconds and don’t lie . Willing to help to do what it takes here .

Mar 21, 2019
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Response to Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

I think that you need to realize that they can talk to MANY women at the same time. If you are chatting on Hangouts, they can chat with multiple people. Very easily too. They can also talk to you on the phone and still chat with someone else on the computer via Hangouts, or Whatsapp, or email. So, you really are not preventing them from doing that.

The only thing you are in control of is whether you send him money or not.

Instead of asking him to block you, why don't you just block him instead and be done with it.

They call us all beautiful, honey, sweetie, baby, my love, my queen, my wife. They are all scripted and do not really mean anything that they say to you. But do not delude yourself into thinking he actually loves you. I have been on this site for two years now and so many have been fooled, so many have lost money, and so many think it is cool to play with them. Some of them have ways of hacking into your computer and/or phone so really be careful.

They like to keep you on the hook so they can come back to you time and time again thinking eventually they will break you down.

The best thing you can do is tell him off and block him. Oh, and one other thing. They usually work in teams. So, you are probably talking with more than one guy. And they are at it 24/7.

Mar 21, 2019
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Gabriel Thompson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of this man, but I did look him up on DuckDuckGo, and there are a lot of men with the same name as this scammer. However, none of them claim to be oil rig engineers working for ExxonMobil in the Gulf of Mexico.

This claim to have a contract with ExxonMobil sounds familiar, though.

Mar 20, 2019
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Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

Ladies, I’m having fun. I’ve been chatting to this guy for the best part of a month now and he is very good! His written English is a lot better than his verbal communication skills. I am keeping him busy hoping he doesn’t scam anyone else at the same time. He is very good in asking for a relative small amount of 2000 US$ to buy some food for his crew of 40 men as there is no food on the rig.

I’ve told him I’m selling some jewelry to fund it but I needed proof (a video call) that he was who he claims to be. When he knew I wouldn’t budge he changed his tune from ‘impossible’ to ‘ok I’ll do it, I have no choice’. The video call was a video being played of the guy in his profile picture but it didn’t sync with what he was saying. It lasted a mere few seconds. Bad signal he said! We tried again and the exact same video was played. It was obviously a recording. I’m almost certain that the poor guy in the picture had his account hacked somehow. Over the last few days I have been ‘trying’ to finish with him but he still insists he needs me, loves me and can’t live without me.

Every now and then he throws in ‘I am sick and need your help’. Very touching. I feel I’m in control which makes a change. I’ve asked him to block me to end this but he insists he wont. I wonder why not...oh, and he keeps calling me ‘sweetie’ and ‘beautiful’.

Ladies, whatever you do, please do NOT ever send any money or give them personal information.

Take control and turn the tables.

Mar 20, 2019
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He almost got me
by: Tina

Has anyone chatted on Hangouts with a man named Gabriel Thompson? He uses a phone number 727-859-7530. Says he's a rig engineer on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Recently won a $25M contract for Exxon Mobil. We've been texting for a couple of weeks, and now he wants to give me access to his bank account and an investment account in Dubai. I told him NO.

Just wondering if his name or number rings any bells.

Mar 20, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous18

Said his name was Chris Richardson from Houston Texas. We didn’t get much into the scamming, as I read all your comments when doing research on my new "love interest."

I could tell from the broken English that this was not a Texas born "sea engineer." He started asking all kinds of stuff about me and where I was. When was I going home? Too many red flags so that’s when I looked for a scam and found ya’ll. I kept him busy as long as possible so he had less of a chance of scamming others.

He’s on IG as @chr1srichardson. When I asked him for money he blocked me 😂😂😂

Mar 20, 2019
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Re: To All Who've Been Scammed
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there. Although I've never sent money to scammers, I would still be scammed in other ways and I agree with you that more women-and men-will continue to be victimized if we stay silent.

I apologize for my delay in responding to everyone on here about scams.

I'm on the lookout for more scammers on social media and other places.


Mar 18, 2019
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To the Person Mother being Scammed
by: Anonymous

If this guy is a millionaire then why is he scamming your mother first off. Tell her to ask him and to stop sending him money, and turn the tables on him and tell him she needs help and let him use some of his millions to help her out.

About the underwater welder, I put some pictures on of one I got and then some more of the guy but do not know what happen to the pictures. So it must of been the same person but the pictures of him being under water is on the net so just type in underwater welders on Oil Rigs and it will come up. He is a Dog. Tell him his Sunshine wants her money back if you talk to him again please.

Thanks and God Bless You All

Mar 18, 2019
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To everyone that had been scams!
by: Anonymous

Please these issues are not new ! If you meet the guys in social media asking for money please assume that they are fraudsters and they will victimize you until you die! Don’t send any money or accept any packages because you will lose your money and you will go to jail because everything they’d said is not true!

Please ladies we’re better than that. Think that they only need your money, as they don’t love you! Wake up!! Report them to Interpol as the more people who report to Interpol the more they will pay attention but you need proof that you’ve been scammed by that fraudster!

Please don’t sit and be quiet because there will be more women who will be victimized! Please women we need togetherness to crack this fraudster and put them in jail for good!

Mar 18, 2019
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To marie
by: Anonymous

What is his number. I have been dealing with one for 7 months now from Minneapolis but not a doctor. He is an independent contractor

Mar 18, 2019
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The online love scam victim outside of USA (Re: How to catch a scammer)
by: Anonymous

I was just scammed by a claimed oil rig chief engineer who comes from San Jose, CA and is working in Turkey at the point; and I did lose some money one week ago. I actually doubted many things to the guy but chose to believe him at the last moment. After I remitted money for his flight ticket, I got a fake Turkey Airline e-ticket. I sent the e-ticket to Turkey Airline for checking the authenticity. I confirmed HE IS SCAMMER.

I agree that it should not be so easy to let HIM go. I also keep trying to text him in order to get more information; meanwhile, I filed an IC3 complaint online.

I hope the following links work somewhat…
*Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) : https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/splash.aspx

Although I am outside of USA, I tried to find clues from whatever he had provided me. I also tried to check any information of his phone number of the Whatsapp account from some online free reverse phone number search service.

*Instant Checkmate: https://www.instantcheckmate.com/
*PeopleFinder: https://www.peoplefinder.com/
*BeenVerified: https://www.beenverified.com/

If you got photos from him, you can perform reverse photo search online. (photo tracker)
*TinyEye : https://www.tineye.com/
*Reverse Image Search: https://www.prepostseo.com/reverse-image-search

If you got a e-ticket from him, it definitely can to sent for authenticity check. Don’t be hesitant to contact the Airlines.

Mar 18, 2019
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Jasper Collins Lawton Ok
by: Anonymous

Anyone ever heard of this BS? He romances me at 1st but Red Flags when he was a Real Estate Agent driving a BMW and owning a beautiful condo, and asking for I tune cards, Amazon. Single never been married no kids. Then he supposedly leaves for this job. He never got a penny from me. But here was the last thing!

 but unfortunately because of the unstable Economy of the U.S which has in historical records that the U.S  has maintained a stable overall GDP growth rate, a low unemployment rate, and high levels of research and capital investment funded by both national and because of decreasing saving rates, increasingly by foreign investors. The new President Trump's Policy has drastically being of a high disadvantage to business men trying to work out of the US, Now this Policy which is to him said to generate funds from people working out of the United State, Now this Policy which is to him said to generate funds from people who is working and also trading out of the United State which is concerned with the international trading and working permits law has made things very difficult for traders and people working out of the United State to deal with.


Hence, The American labor market has attracted immigrants from all over the world and in 2009 ranked 16th in terms of net migration rate. The United States is ranked fourth, down from first in 2008-2009 due to the economic crisis, in the Global Competitiveness Report. Yet here we are, what an unbearable rules they have now declared what an increase from 6% to 17% Honey this is what has been tearing me apart I have sorted the shipping bills already but do not have much left for the freight insurance and this scares the living crap outta me as I do not want to miss my flight back home....Since the U.S is the world's leading importer, there are many U.S. dollars in circulation all around the planet.


The dollar is also used as the standard unit of currency in international markets for commodities such as gold and petroleum. Now that the economy tends to be bad but rising, it therefore suffice to note that all cost of importation has been increased so as to be able to meet up with a standardized economy through all international trades and people working outside the US (That it product not locally made in the US). Honey I have invested and worked so hard on this project my love.


Arriving the immigration here in Basilicata I was asked to show the clearance documents for the equipment I will be using for the drilling of the oil. They checked it out and told me after going through it, saying, I needed to pay a fee of $150,000 that for me to bring an equipment like that to work that I will be needing a working permit if not they will not allow me to start work, my love I am telling you this cos I wanna be open to you and let you know all that is going on here.


I told them I have the complete papers and all is fine, just then, they brought out a recently updated print showing me the new policies that has come up as regards anyone that is bring an working equipment worth ($200,000,000) up ward into Italy must pay the sum of $150,000 for working permit.. My love I didn't no know of this until now and this is so surprisedingly to me cos it came unaware and you remember that I told you how I have work so hard and spend all I have on this project my love I will be so lost if anything happen to what I have work so hard on. My love you know I told you that I will be spending just 15 working days or less cos I wanna come home so we can start our life together and hold you close to me. My love all I have here with me right now is  ($120,000) and I have been able to call some of my family members and they told me that they will see what they can do if they will be able to send ($20,000) that making it ($140,000) and all I am looking for is ($10,000) to meet up with the actual amount been mentioned ($150,000).. So i am wondering if i can have you do me a little favor to add to what i already have or to give whatever you can help me with cos I am going to pay you back with a lot of interest if it doesn't bother you. I could call you if you need a concise explanation about this so we can talk more about this as my head has been hurt and i hate my mood right now and i hope to get a reply from you soon with an anticipated support and i hope to have your prompt and piece of understanding in my plight, God bless you do write me back soon.

I love you always..

Jasper xoxo.

Mar 18, 2019
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Someone on this thread suggested posting his name, phone number, e-mail address, etc. on here so that everyone knows who this guy is that is scamming you. You mentioned that it might be his mother doing the scamming, too.

Report all the information to SCARS and other organizations and don't try to confront him because you don't know what he's capable of.

Stay safe.

Mar 18, 2019
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How to catch a scammer
by: Anonymous

I want someone to please try to help me catch this guy instead of blocking him like everyone said. I continued on and made him think I was going to send him money. I requested the word transfer information and then looked up the LLC and found it in Michigan and found the owner of the LLC which does not matter.

The man trying to defraud me is it’s probably his mother so please contact me and let me know what I could do as I didn’t have any luck with the FBI website because my fax don’t match their prompts

Mar 17, 2019
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Harry Krakwoski
by: Anonymous

This man is a scammer who says he is 68 years old and a petrochemical engineer off the coast of Virginia. He met me on Match.com. Within 2 weeks he said he was deeply in love with me. The emails, calls, texts continued for 5 months.

He scammed me out of a lot of money along with my heart. If enough people report him, he will be caught.

I don't know how to post the pictures I have of him. He says he was born in Warsaw Poland and it very well built with very large arms. He has a large nose and long thin face. Close cut hair.

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Mar 17, 2019
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Robert S Verburght
by: Anonymous

Started chatting on a dating site in the U.K. Profile and photos looked amazing (all made up/ photo of someone else). Claimed he lived in my town. Very religious, a very good christian man. Anglo/Dutch with a strange accent. Was planning to retire within a year and set up a charity in Africa to bring water to small villages. Became very full on and emotional very quickly and asked to swap numbers and then chat by phone and text. Wife died 9 years ago. Daughter at uni in Switzerland. Not dated since wife died 9 years ago.

Arranged to meet several times, but always excuses as to why he could not make it. So loving and romantic, sending gifts and music clips. He asked me to marry him 2 weeks in.
A petrochemical engineer who hired lots of contractors to work for him. I guessed things were wrong when he said he had finished a contract in the U.K after just over one week of chatting, and had to go abroad to Antwerp to a new contract (worth £3 million) on rigs and would not be able to contact me much.

Moved onto Whats app. Messaged me a lot very late at night. Would not tell me where he was staying or send any photos. Promised me holidays and trips to Belgium.

Last week, he messaged many times saying that he had been mugged and robbed of everything (laptop, money, wallet, bank cards, passport etc) and only had managed to save his mobile for contacting me. Begged me for help as he could not pay his contractors and asked for money, promising to come home and repay me.

Thankfully, I had sussed him as a scammer and did nothing. Have told him that I know what his game is and hope that no other ladies fall for this scam. Its big business and there seem to be loads of them out there, ruining ladies lives and leaving them broken and penniless. Evil people.

PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THESE LIES...EVEN THO THE MEN SEEM VERY CONVINCING. IT IS WHAT THEY DO FOR A LIVING AND THEY ARE VERY CLEVER AT THIS DECEPTION.

Mar 17, 2019
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Al Larson from Canafa
by: Anonymous

Anyone know of an Al Larson from a Harrow On or Alberta or BC. Apparently he told my mom he’s a millionaire and everyone wants him for his money. He is a drunk and financially draining every penny from her and he lies one story after another story etc.

Just checking as I have been to the police, lawyer, doctor and no one can do anything until I find out more information or history.

He moved in after the first date and he was living in a trailer NOT a trailer park type trailer like a pop up trailer with no heat no electricity and now won’t leave!!!

I’m am sure she’s not his first scam.

Mar 16, 2019
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Riccardo Cosmo Randy
by: Anonymous

Update to my earlier comment about this guy. He still claims there is no food on the rig and he and his crew of 40 men are starving. He desperately needs 2000 US$ to buy some supplies. I told him I wouldn’t send any money without a video call. The usual reply came back that it’s not allowed on the rig because of hazards etc.

Still proclaims his undying love to me and that he wants only me even if I can’t help him right now. That guy is persistent if nothing else. Last night I received a message that he will risk the video call as he is desperate. I was quite shocked but it hasn’t happened yet! Can’t wait to see what takes place. I will keep you informed.

I know one of the pictures he used is a fake as I found the same photo with another man’s head on a reverse search. It’s a guy in blue overalls leaning against a table holding his gloves and hard hat on what looks like a rig.

Has anybody else had this picture sent to them? Be vigilant ladies. And please, please do NOT send any money to these guys!!!

Mar 16, 2019
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Dr Edward Wilmer
by: Marie

Eddie is on Zoosk and he is 47 and birthday is 5th August 1970. He says he's on an oil and gas rig in the Caspian sea. He is very good looking and looks in his late 30s. I have lots of pictures of him. He's been telling me he loves me for a month. Now he wants to break his 3yr contract to come to the U.K. He says he has a home in Wales that he wants us to live in. He was married but his wife died several years ago. Worked the rigs to forget his heart break.

After a month he wanted to take me to his home but couldn't access his bank accounts out on the rig and could I pay for his leave fees. There was a processing fee of 900 then his leave pass to bring another Dr in. I had email confirmation from Socar confirming the fees plus flight itinerary but the first 2 flights weren't operational but the second flight was real with KLM DUTCH AIRLINE Amsterdam to Minneapolis.

Glad I didn't pay up.

He got quite threatening. Said he'd ruin my life and he'd make sure I lost my job. This guy says he's a Spanish Dr that just wants to love again. I got the police involved. His mobile number has been searched 11 times so he must be conning other women.

Please don't fall for him

Mar 16, 2019
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Attention to needing experiences
by: Anonymous

I’m very sad to read your written up about your mom and her relationships with the guy in social media! I think she’s dealing with the scammers from Africa because I have experienced this before and because I am so transparent and I didn’t know what’s going on in the outside world. I’m a very honest person and I don’t doubt anybody. To be honest with my experience I had been victimized many times, with different kinds of forms of lies.

But I’m telling you the truth that you’re mom is dealing with scammers. My advice to you is don’t send any money to these scammers. Don’t pay for the package because it will cost you more
money and you don’t know what’s inside the package?

And the guy who told you’re mom that he’s going to be with her will never show up, believe me. Don’t believe this guy because he only needs money and he don’t love your mom. I hope your mom understands it. Please go to YouTube and watch about the scammers. There’s so many lonely ladies and men who have been victimized big time! Don’t believe the person if they don’t video call and see them! I believe that most scammers are from Africa. I hope my words will help you because I don’t want more naive people to get hurt and became destitute because of their lies. Remember these evil people have no heart and sympathy till you die! Thank you!!😡😡😡

Mar 16, 2019
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Marton Frederick/Martin Frederick
by: OneThirdCultureKid

A certain man, also claiming to live overseas, claimed to be working on an oil rig in Ghana for ExxonMobil, and he had a pic of someone else with dark hair and in his 50s. Could that be him? Does he go by another name?

Mar 16, 2019
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've read about Plenty Of Fish since I came across this site, but never heard of this guy before. I have gotten a similar spiel from similar guys claiming to be oil rig engineers et al, though.

Block him and run!

Also, Anonymous is right about protecting yourself while reporting scammers. Don't tell them you figured out that it was a scam, don't tell them you caught them, etc.

Mar 15, 2019
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Needing some other experiences...
by: Anonymous

My mother was on Plenty of Fish. Found someone that she developed a "relationship" with. They proceeded with their "relationship" through hangouts. He sent pictures but you could tell they were not real time pictures. He claimed that he could not call or video chat due to safety issues on the rig that a cellphone could cause. He told her that as soon as he was done with his contract he would come stay with her for a month to get to know her.

After about 2 months, he started to tell her that he was having his luggage sent to her and needed her address. She gave it to him. He said his luggage was in one of our big cities and they were charging 2500 just to release it and he needed her to pay for it and he would "pay her back".

She was to pay for his belongings directly to a bank account instead of tell us where or who the business was. He did claim to be an oil rig engineer and he had no money to his name and his paycheck was in his luggage. He said he had to take out a HUGE loan with his bank in order to take on this contract.

We offered to go to the business in which his claimed luggage was to pull his check out to deposit in his account so he could pay for the fees himself. He became furious that we even suggested such an idea.

The name he used is Paul Butland from Louisiana. Any pictures anyone can send me for comparison of this believed scammer would be extremely helpful for her already extremely broken heart. (She got drunk tonight and cried in the shower which is completely out of character for her.)

Please feel free to email me at perkins3601@yahoo.com.

Thank you for any help provided!!

Mar 15, 2019
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Marton Fredrick
by: Anonymosucked inus

Claims to be working in the North Sea, from the states. Broken equipment and has scammed me for money for several things & showed a fake bank a/c which I logged into. Chase Bank.

He will pay me back & move here but now needs 100K. I still got him online but he doesn’t talk to me that often and just sends stuff through like love letters & songs etc. He is on Instagram. I think I have well & truly lost my money totally over $12K. He has dark hair, is in his 50s.

I have tried a reverse search but can’t find him. He has never rung me or sent any pics apart from what’s on his profile & one on a plane.

He has sent his location on Hangouts but says he can’t ring.

Anyone know of him?

Mar 15, 2019
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Don’t let photos/videos fool you
by: Anonymous

Had the same story but blocked as soon as the money request came, so Listen to your gut. There is no one on the other end that cares about you.

Webcam/video calls: yes it is possible that he is playing a video when you think you are talking live, esp on Google Hangouts. Poor connections on the oil rig!

Photos: stolen from hacked accounts - which is why he can send you photos of himself younger or in different places. Video can also be stolen.

Listen to your head: it’s hard. But look for the slip ups. Sometimes the script fails or they repeat themselves (morning shift vs night shift?). He avoids questions. He won’t know information about the city he says he is from.

Invest in spokeo or truthfinder: check out his story.

Don’t share any photos you wouldn’t share yourself on Facebook.

When he won’t talk on the phone number he gave you but only on WhatsApp, you can assume that he is not in this country and the phone number was spoofed. It probably belongs to someone who has no idea what is going on.

There was a great test I saw that said if you haven’t met him and he asks for money, don’t bother taking the test. It’s a scam. I let mine go on a while as I was curious about his end game. It was impressive.

Other good advice
Don’t tell him you caught him - just stop it. Don’t let him know at what point you figured it out. Don’t teach them how to Improve their game.
Don’t post details here for the same reason.
Figure out what made you vulnerable and learn from it if you can.

Good luck ladies. There are millions of us out there. Just don’t give them any money or ammunition.

Mar 15, 2019
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About Interpol reporting
by: Anonymous

I was scammed three years ago, a lot of money in US dollars, and wrote my story here a couple of times. I Lost everything trying to deal with my poor life now and I can never recover. It is sad!!!

Maybe reporting works better in United States, but being Canadian, no one cares here. You have to report it to the local police and they just laugh at you because it is your problem. Reporting it online to the FBI site is getting you nowhere too. I saved everything and no one would even look at it.

That is how it is. So many scammers and all false information, nobody can get caught because they are professionals, but I know better today, and if I knew what I know today, I would not give one single penny to the scammer or group of them.

There is more awareness these days, and it is a sick internet online changed dishonest world.

Mar 15, 2019
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Re: Douglas Maxwell
by: Ginger

Attention to Idr020707@google.com I tried to connect with you @ google but didn’t go through, so my suggestion for you is to report him to Interpol. If you have receipts and his pictures and the locations, the Interpol will help you! Only you have to practice patience with them because they will track his location and their bank.

Most of the scammers are from Africa. Don’t delete any communications from them because that’s your evidence. These scammers are very elusive, they can change their names many times and pictures too! If you have that gather them and submit it to the Interpol international office! I did that and after a month the Interpol caught the fraudsters and their headquarters. Right now! I’m in the process of signing the documents in order for me to get my money back! If you’re fraudster got lots of money from you then you have to act right away to report them! Please don’t waste your time!

Mar 14, 2019
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Harry Krakwoski
by: Anonymous

This man says he is a petrochemical engineer. He claims to be a 68 year old originally from Poland. I met him on match.com when he contacted me. He quickly turned our meeting to love and in the end scammed me out of over 100,000 and another woman I met who he also scammed of over 20,000. He is very good at what he does and hooks you in very fast and also goes by Harry Krakowski, a good looking man with a large nose.

Mar 14, 2019
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Re: Doulas Maxwell. Attn: Ginger
by: Anonymous

You can contact me at ldr020707@google.com.

Mar 14, 2019
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Douglas Maxwell
by: Anonymous

Your scammer sounds exactly like the one who got my life savings. I knew him as John Robert, then after I ran out of funds, he said his name was John Freeman Robert. Told me before he had no middle name. He played with my feelings and hooked me. He even asked for funds to send his mother to a Very good hospital in India.

Said she was in Germany. Had a daughter who always had the same age. I've since had him say his name was Savaghn. He contacted me last month and ask me for 500. so he could come home and pay his bills and repay me. I fell for that a long time ago and he hasn't gotten anything from me for over a year.

I sent him a e-mail and told him he was a scammer and not the kind gentleman my late husband was and he needed to help me.

HE HAS NOT RESPONDED. I GUESS HE THOUGHT I BELIEVED HE WAS NOT.

Mar 14, 2019
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Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

Riccardo Cosmo Randy phone number +1 (415) 842-9245

He has a Nigerian accent!

Mar 14, 2019
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More scammers
by: Anonymous

Charles Hudgens (allegedly Swiss and living in Texas) and Riccardo (Cosmo) Randy. Both working on oil rigs (yeah right!). I’ve been stringing these guys along thinking that whilst they’re busy with me they won’t be able to scam anybody else. Met them on Words with Friends.

Riccardo‘s was a particular sob story. Lost his wife in childbirth. His oldest daughter died and he has to look after her two children as the husband is no good. His younger daughter (born when his wife died) is sort of looking after the two grandchildren together with a nanny back in Rome! Moved to WhatsApp to get to know each other better. The number he produced was a California landline (I checked). He was allegedly from Italy (yeah right). Soon enough he claimed to be in love with me and I was the best thing that ever happened to him. I’m not gullible but he had a nice way with words!

Anyway I put it to the test and asked for a phone call. His accent was certainly not Italian! I said a few words in Italian and he didn’t understand any of it! Then changed his story that he had a bad childhood and wasn’t brought up in Italy but in the US. No American accent either mind you! Soon enough there was mention that he had to borrow money to fly home at Christmas to see his little ones. Would I have helped had I known him then. I said most certainly. He recently asked for 2000 US$ to pay for food on the rig. Said they were all starving and he needed the money. I told I couldn’t help but he is persistent. Apparently he is on a contract and responsible for a crew of 40 and won’t get paid until the contract finishes. End dates for this keep moving all the time. Oh, and he also had to sell his Mercedes C300 back in Italy to go after this contract.

I keep him occupied a bit longer hoping he isn’t playing another female somewhere else. I will certainly not hand over any money. How do you hand these guys over to Interpol? Are they even interested?

Mar 13, 2019
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Re: Douglas Maxwell
by: Ginger

Attention to the lady who wrote up Douglas Maxwell, his story is very familiar to me. He will play with you till you hooked up with him! He knows how to play with women, he will pretend that he will help you and be with you and sympathize your pain, but after that he will talk about his problems and needed money for his machine and iTunes for his connections and the storage of the machine when he’s leaving the rigs or asking you to send money for the tickets to come back to USA!

Then the day of his departure he will never contact you for a few days then later he will contact you that some accidents happened in the rigs and he will tell you that he is hurt and asking for money again! I’d been with this guy for a year and I never doubted him till he failed to see me!

He will never come to see you! All he needed is money! I knew him not as Douglas and he used a different name with you! But his voice I can’t forget! I need your information to share with me. If don’t mind can you give me your tel no. Or email address so that we can work together to report this fraudster to the Interpol. Thank you! Looking forwards to hearing from you!!

So ladies if you are contacted by the oil riggers anywhere beware and don’t give your money and your heart because they’re all fraudsters. They will never see you and pay you until they’ve been caught and all their money has been confiscated!!

Mar 13, 2019
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Douglas Maxwell - Oil Rig Engineer Gulf of Mexico
by: Anonymous

Just a few words of warning. I, too, was contacted through a game site. We struck up a simple conversation as all I was in it for was friends, however, he began saying things that struck a chord in my heart. He was so understanding about the struggle I was going through with my mom and her dementia. He talked about when he was done with this job he would come to me and help me.

He stated he has one child, Daisy, who was in boarding school in California. He stated that he was a Turkish citizen as was his daughter and worked for a contracting company who dealt with many businesses. I listened to my head, not my heart, and started feeling funny. You know that sickish feeling you get in the pit of your stomach? Good thing.

I asked him what his birth name was and he said Ferit. I will not give the last name as to protect the real person. So I got to snooping. He said he had not had a Facebook in two years but guess who I found! So I sent a request and it was accepted. He never said anything to me about it. I don’t do Instagram much but found pictures there that he sent me. No mentions of money for over a few days.

Then he said he had an accident on the rig where he slipped in oil and fell and his wallet fell into the water. Lost all his cards. When I apologized for that happening to him and asked him if he was ok but didn’t offer to help, well nothing more was said. Then yesterday he said there had been an accident on the rig. They were drilling and the drill broke and since he’s under contract it is his responsibility and he has to pay $500,000 to fix it and is short $10000.

I, some how knew this was coming. I explained all of my money was tied up in TSPs, stocks, and IRAs. He then asked me if I could take a loan on my stocks and he would pay me back with interest. I played along. I told him that I would discuss it with my financial adviser, explain what it is needed for, and see what he said.

OMG, he got indignant about me keeping this between ourselves. He did not want anyone but us to know he asked me for money because it would embarrass him and make him look bad. I acquiesced and assured him I would not. I guess I’m almost as bad as him...I lied. I contacted the real gentleman he was portraying and had no qualms in doing so because this man was in as much danger as I was. He was furious. What this scammer did not know is that I Have security clearance. I also have received permission to punish this man in any way I see fit, Interpol, etc. I will have to admit he is a charmer.

Men who can say things like that do not exist anymore. So ladies, and gentlemen for that matter, this is making the hard working oilmen and women look very bad. They work in very dangerous positions and not only does this hurt their reputations it hurts their wives and children.

Luckily I got out losing no money, a little bit of pride, and a hell of a lot of anger and resentment.

Mar 12, 2019
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Davehug50 instagram
by: Anonymous

Met through Instagram (David Huang aka Davehug50) then move to whatApps: number +447474086287. His picture is a Chinese descendant, no siblings, parent passed away (says his mom was nurse), single dad, he was born and lives in Scotland and is a construction engineer.

Profess his love early, very smooth talker, sent romantic music clip, romantic quotes, etc. then let you know his secret that his dad had worked for Petronas National Berhad (Malaysia) and had died because of this company so he is waiting to be contacted by the headquarter to receive payment ( $3,645,000 Usd) as he is the next of kin. Then later on, he showed me that he has just received the invitation letter from Petronas President to go to Malaysia.

What is weird is the name on the invitation is for a David Billy. He book the flight to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (even send me the itinerary flight).

On this second day, he met the representative of Petronas and showed them his dads certificate, he was told to return back the next day to discuss payment release. During our exchange, he seems very stressed and anxious, asks to pray for him and insist that I am his one and only and that upon receiving the payment he may even move to be here near me! Anyway, while in Malaysia, he text me his Malaysian number ( +60143273192). He sent me a letter Approval for the fund release in which it states that he needs to pay $218,700 USD for Vat Clearance Certificate.

He called me during the night to request urgently my help saying that he had most of the money but lacking about $8000 Usd. When I said I cannot help, he hung up on me and then later send me a text trough WhapApps that his prepaid card is running out of money.

At that time, I realized that I am a victim of a fraud, so I blocked and reported his Instagram account, and blocked and then deleted his phones.

Just want to share this story for other women that are victims and when they do research online, his name can show up.

Mar 12, 2019
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Mich Martin
by: Anonymous

Has anyone encountered him? He is working on oil rig in kuching, Malaysia.

Mar 12, 2019
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Listen to Ginger she knows
by: Loreen

Hi Everyone, I too was a victim of a scammer. Not anymore. I have learned my lesson. Ginger knows what to do and how to do it. You must turn them all into Interpol. Stop thinking that they will be with you. Stop thinking they love you. They don't as they are incapable of love or compassion.

I have submitted the information I have obtained to Interpol and have updated them on a regular basis. I have also started a conversation from the man whose pictures my scammer was using. He is a kind and wonderful man and hope to meet him someday.

Keep the faith that they all will be caught some day and we can all learn a lesson from this. This will make us all stronger human beings.

Mar 11, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I have been in touch with a guy who claims he is working on an oil rig and goes by the name David Sylvester or Sylvester David so has anybody else came across him.

He has asked for money and ITunes cards and he also wanted me to pay for him to come over to be with me and said he has a 12 year old son in boarding school

Mar 11, 2019
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Another Scam by Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

His name is Alex Tan Yong Kwang. I met him through a dating app call "Coffee Meets Bagel".

He claims to be from Malaysia showing me his US passport no. 04697180, with his date of birth June 2, 1980, born in Penang, Malaysia. Date of issue of the passport is 07 April 2015 and date of expiry is on 04 April 2020.

He has a Malaysian mobile no. that we use to chat via Whatsapp - +60109054892. He told me that he can only chat as there is many restrictions in an oil rig. So he can't take calls nor video calls. Only can chat.

He claims to have a mum that stays with him in Dallas. He comes from a broken family since young. So Dad has remarried and is staying in Japan and has a daughter which is his step sister, name Joan. Her mum has a lover in Dallas, Texas. He left Malaysia while he was a little boy and resided in Pattaya, Thailand till age of 21. When his mum met her lover, they all shifted to Dallas, Texas. Now he stays in his own house.

He started to be all so lovely and godly, professing that he is a Christian and is currently working on a short contract as an engineer in the oil rig of Gazprom in St. Peterburg, Russia. His contract ends by mid-end March and promises to make a trip to KL, Malaysia to meet me.

After 2 weeks of all the sweet talking and saying how he has given his whole heart to me, he has finally came down to serious business. On 10 March 2019, he said:

"I have got a very serious problem. One of the machine parts damaged during the test running. I have been trying my best to fix it but I don't think it will function so the only option is to buy another one. And this part is expensive. I have contacted my supplier. They told me it's 20000$. So am trying to make a transfer to them. It was really shocking. But it's gona take me more than a week to change if the parts arrive in 3 days."

He continues...

"What are you doing? Pls hold on am trying to access my bank online. Honey I don't know why accessing my bank online is difficult for me from here. Can I send you my details to help me try?? It's my personal bank, not the company."

And when I said no, and questioning how come he has to pay with his own money for his company's machine, he replies: "You don't understand the kind of contracts I do. If am awarded a contract I take my workers to deliver the job. So I get paid only at the end of the contract. All they company wants is for me to deliver their job. Then they pay me."

So I told him why not ask your mum or your step sis or your US buddies to help you instead as I am not comfortable to deal with monetary matters since I have not met you personally. He replied, "If I want them to do this, I wouldn't be telling you. I can only ask them to send me money, if in danger. Well, I think I just have to look ask for money from them. Then later I pay back. Since I can't make a transfer from here and since you have refused to assist in your own little way."

Thereafter I said sorry, I can' t help. Then of course he was angry and said I did not trust him. I scolded him for being a liar and pretending all that he was! Then I blocked him and reported him to whatsapp and on facebook.

I hope this person will be reported and listed on the site to alert others! No matter how much he claims that he has sent me his passport, his photos, and wanting to send me his account details, I think he seems very fishy!

Mar 10, 2019
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Passport
by: Anonymous

I got a passport from one of my scammers, and I looked it over and took it to the Police Station and they showed me why it was not real as there was so many mistakes on it even the signature. One thing Please Do Not Ever Get Intimate With These Guys, no matter what they say to you. My Friend did and He Posted Some of Their Conversation on Facebook Public and on other sites. And Pictures she had sent him. She was going to kill herself but I told her he was not worth it. Told her to contact Facebook and tell them exactly what happened and all the names he used and every name got taken off and all their conversations they had were removed from Facebook.

So that way he could not do it no more. She has been in the hospital for six months now. Finally getting a little better. This so called jerk destroyed her and I begged her to stay strong, so I called the Rig he said he was on and told them what had happened and they said to send a picture to his boss so I did a few of them, and he was not on their Rig. They said do not believe anyone that says they're on a Rig and they are giving Riggers a bad name and their families are hearing this stuff when it is not true.

They do not and will not mess around with women on Facebook or any other site they do not have time. Said these women need to wake up and STOP sending them money because it is not coming to their workers.

So Please Ladies Block these men saying they are on a Rig. Do you know on the news they said these scammers have taken last year 1.6 billion dollars from women in the USA. and it has started again. The lady that sent her scammer 750,000 thousand dollars. My heart breaks for her. She lost everything to this jerk-off after losing her husband, she was desperate not to be alone only to get ripped-off.

He laughed at her after it all happened. They do laugh as mine did also. Wake up please and block these so called whatever they are.

Take care and God Bless.

Mar 10, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

All of these guys are scammers. Had I known last August till this year January, then I would not have falling into financial devastation and a broken heart.

They are all scammers, especially on German dating sites. If they speak english, good looking and almost look too young for 54, 58, or 60 years old then they are scammers.

You start a conversation and ask where he is from, he will answer from Stockton CA, Chicago IL, Charlotte NC, etc., but right now he is on a rig at Sea, or on street construction in South
Africa. They all will ask you for money after a while.

Or ask you to have their box with all of their important items sent to you. This box is a vehicle to get your money. The box will never arrive and it will cost Customs, Shipping fee, redirecting fee. It all looks legit, but is a scam.

Believe me ladies I was scammed like that and lost 26,000€. I am writing this from Germany, so please excuse my errors. I wish you all the best in life, just be carful out there.

Mar 10, 2019
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I think you're right that you're being scammed. What else did he send you, other than a copy of his passport, if I may ask, because I've come across scammers who didn't send their copies of passports to me, but asked for money, told me they've fallen for me, etc. I would suggest you report it immediately.

Mar 09, 2019
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Robert Brandon oil rig from Ireland
by: Anonymous

POF oil rig from Ireland name Robert Brandon phone 971-809-1803 and after three days I got he loved me, is going to retire, says 52 years old, calling me babe and going on about we are in a relationship.

By the way the phone number landline number was in manhattan🤔nyc. Wants to text through app called hangouts and calling in the middle of the night and says it’s late on the rig and he can’t send video and not supposed to be calling me then could lose job.

Actually talked to him and he a had horrible Indian accent and couldn’t understand one word he was saying and he was skipping words. Saying when he is done he will retire and come to America if he don’t lose his job for calling me.

Just recently I blocked him for my phone and hangouts apps. Got scared as it got weird. Disappointed once again.

Mar 09, 2019
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To Marine Engineer Scam and anyone else talking to oil rig people
by: Anonymous

All of these men are scammers, they don’t love you, you will never meet them, you will never get your money back. I have dealt with 3 of these men. They promise you the world, they say they are rich, they love you, you are their one and only, their queen, their honey, their baby, their wife. These three gave me their last names, then wham, they need money, they need iTunes cards, amazon cards, want you to open up an account for them to deposit money. Machine break, kids sick.

One of them wasn’t an oil rig worker but a construction worker, built houses. He was from Goldberg Nevada, I did reverse searches, no such person in that state. If they have a google phone account it’s a scammer. You can’t call them, they never answer, it goes to voice mail, they aren’t available.

Ladies please, if they are that rich, they do not need your money. If they love you they won’t ask for money.

A true oil rig business takes care of their contractors. These scammers play with your heart and mind then laugh at you. Don’t fall for their bs, that’s all it is. They don’t love you!!!

Mar 09, 2019
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Steve Matt Denzler
by: Anonymous

I met Steve Matt Denzler on Hinge in November 2018. We began texting. By January 2019 he convinced me to download WhatsApp. He said he was 1/2 Swiss and 1/2 American. He said his father passed away. His mother was living back in DC and works as an art curator. He said he was an only child. He said he worked for Arnold Oil in Houston.

He sent pictures of himself with friends, working in Alaska & then Saudi. He made promises & professed love. In Saudi, he came across a problem on the rig and he asked me for money twice, two different amounts. I of course don't have those resources and sent nothing. Next thing you know he played a guilt trip on me. I shared a lot with him. I was too trusting with my heart.

It is sad people can be cruel like this.

Beware!

Mar 09, 2019
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Marine engineer scam
by: Anonymous

I don’t know if I’m being scammed. So much of what I read here sounds similar down to the one who posted about receiving a copy of the person’s passport. Yet much of his story also checks out. So I don’t know what to do. I’m financially destroyed if this is a scam.

Mar 09, 2019
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To Anonymous 're Davis Watts McLean
by: Anonymous

Would you mind sharing info on this man such as city and address in North Carolina. Also his description from pics. Am also talking with someone from NC. And I don't know how to do reverse image search. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

Mar 08, 2019
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DAVIS WATTS MCLEAN--SCAM
by: Anonymous

Be alert to DAVIS WATTS MCLEAN. Phone #:419-777-1359

I met this guy from an online game. He claimed he was from North Carolina, had a daughter, worked on the oil rig on the gulf of Mexico, parents all died, ex-wife cheated on him with his best friend. I blocked him immediately after he asked for amazon gift cards.

After that, I reverse searched the pics he sent, all fakes!! He also photoshopped pics that made them all look like working on the rig.

Mar 08, 2019
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Lady: Scammed by who?
by: Ginger

Attention: to the lady scammed by who? I think you never experienced to be cheated and to be scammed? Now I’m telling you that the package that you paid is only the bait for you if you will pay that and you did! Then there will be another payment they will ask you to do! Trust me, they will ask you for more money and the taxable payments you have to pay!

I think you have to watch scammers on YouTube and you will learn that you’re not the only victimized person, don’t do any payments regarding this package and you will suffer big time!

This scammers are heartless and they don’t care if you go to hell! If they succeed with their scams against you they will celebrate it with champagne and their women!!

They are liars and thieves. Nigerian scammers!!

Mar 08, 2019
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Ms. Lila
by: Anonymous

Go to Yandex.com, drag and drop a picture of the man you are trying to find the identity of that is being used, and you may find out a lot. This is the only site I had any luck with. Wish you the best!

Mar 08, 2019
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David Johnson
by: Anonymous

Keeping it brief, has anyone had any dealings with a David Phillip Johnson. Without going into details, oil rig worker, Gulf of Mexico, met on IG his profile name is johnsondavid0091.

Any information you could provide would be very helpful.

Mar 08, 2019
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Scammed by who?
by: Anonymous

Hello my name is lila and I met someone on Instagram in December. We started talking and than it became more intimate and one Monday 21 of Jan everything changed and without thinking clear that person asked me if I can accept a box at my home address because he was in danger at sea as he was an USA marine engineer.

So I had doubts but I still said yes and then he sent me the invoice for the box and after that I got an email that I have to pay 250US dollars to receive the box. I questioned him about it but the answer was so that I can receive the box in 24 hours so I when I got to an exchange office I sent the money. The next day I got another email that I have to paid 950US dollars.

I refuse to pay that but he kept texting me to pay otherwise he will lose the box. I start my own investigation and I was scammed by some African in India. I did tell him about it but he still claimed that he is the person on all the pictures he sent me and that he is real and since last week I threatened him that I will go to the police so he has blocked me but he is still active on Instagram.

I want to know if I can get information on who is the real man on all the pics he sent to me as that will help.

Mar 08, 2019
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Scott stone
by: Anna

Here is this guy's phone number 6782732169 who works on an oil rig outside the UK. Just like all the other scammers both his parents are dead and he is a widower with a 17 year old daughter. Took one week that he wanted to be part of my life. He also says he is from Chatsworth Georgia. Went online found his" picture on his Facebook" no information.

Pulled his name up on Google not from Chatsworth. Anyone that pulls your name out of nowhere doesn't have any good intentions. So don't build your hope up for a guy that has no good intentions. Beware when anyone asks for money or falls in love in a week or two.

Mar 07, 2019
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Re: William Carter and George carter
by: Ginger

Attention to the lady who wrote up William and George carter. It’s seems very familiar to me but these guys change their names!! If this guy have a son boarding in Lithuania I’m sure he’s the one that scammed me! At first he will send you a text all the time and emails you and even calls you when you’re sleeping and he’s said he is a contractor in the Gulf of Mexico. At the beginning he will not ask for money but eventually he will and always talks about the problems in the rig and broken machinery and needing money to fix it!

Then he will ask to send him the money and ITunes because his WiFi is weak and no connection for his computer system and he is in charge in providing the connections!

Please give me your telephone number or any information you have because I need to know if this person is the same person that contacted you because I am going to report this fraudster! Thank you!!

Mar 07, 2019
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Another to add
by: Anonymous

Look out for Govind Thurman, supposedly from Houston working on ExxonMobil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico as a subcontractor. Lost his wife in child birth with the second child. Oldest son in boarding school.

Basically all the same story as everyone else. ITunes cards, then needed money for son, not able to access his bank and hadn’t put enough in sons account and had been on extended stay on Rig, blah, blah, blah. Told him I wasn’t a bank, his son was his responsibility not mine.

Boom he was gone, lol

Think he may go by Bruse Martinez also

Mar 07, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Bary Page, James Morrison, David Hodges. Mark Williamson

Mar 07, 2019
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Question
by: Anonymous

Anyone had dealings with a Douglas Maxwell?

Mar 07, 2019
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Kelvin Briggs
by: Anonymous

He is going by Kelvin Briggs. I have been having fun making fun of him. He says he is on a oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He started talking to me on Pinterest. He said he has a 16 year old daughter but when she wrote me it was something a 8 year would write calling me mom. I hope no one else falls for him.

Mar 07, 2019
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Carlos Roberts
by: Andrea

Hello. He is a scammer. He was online active in the night 4 O‘clock. No he was in Kenia at 1:00 pm Lol.

Sorry but I am amused. He makes so many spelling mistakes!!!

Am tyred. unbelievable lol. The story goes on like in u-tube videos described. Daughter with husband died 4 years ago (car accident). Ex-wife is involved in drugs. He lives with his granddaughter (8) alone. Weekdays she is in a boarding school lol. He is a busy man

I send him a text in a German dialect, where I told him that I would never have Sex or love with a disgusting and wrong guy as he is, and that he is now at school, because he can't write to me over the day. And also a lot of things that Nigerians don‘t like to hear from a German.

I spend now the weekend with my beloved husband (32 years married) in Switzerland at a tiny lake.

Keep away from people who never send pictures or are online actively at nighttime.

Wish you all the best and don‘t try to find friends online. Go outside, make sports, have fun!

Sincerely
Andrea

Mar 06, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had any dealings with a William Carter or George Carter? Met him on Christian Mingle. Very well versed in the Bible, said he had a son named Eric . After reading his lovely letters he asked me for $2500. He supposedly is an oil rig contractor. Son lives in Lithuania. Had tons of pictures etc. I did not send money.

Mar 06, 2019
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Andrea
by: Ashamed and Humiliated

That is for sure a scammer you are talking with. Please do be careful and never send any money. Go onto YouTube and look up Scamming Scammers videos. There are several there on what you should watch out for. Get out while the going is good. Stay safe and keep your money.

That’s all they want.

Mar 06, 2019
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Carlos Rogers
by: Andrea

Yesterday I asked him which cars he is driving. He said he is a owner of a company, so he has to have money, normally. I asked him for pictures, but he just started to write:

Good morning How are you?
What are you doing right the moment.
Iok

So now I answered him that I am uncertain about him and I have to know more about him and his daily business.

Now its afternoon in Germany and he is in 9:39 in the morning. Obviously is he at work or not?

I would like to test him just for fun. I am keen to know, what he will answer. Don‘t worry I wont send anything, no money, nothing, otherwise I could ask him for money (laugh)

Thanks

I will be in contact with you and Greetings from good old Germany!

Mar 06, 2019
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To: Andrea - Carlos Rogers
by: Anonymous

He is a SCAMMER. They always want to go to Hangouts and get off of Words with Friends if that is where he met you.

Be careful. Eventually he will ask for your phone number and try to find out if you work, how much money you make, etc. All the while, making a file on you.

They are master manipulators and every word out of their mouths are lies.

They are young, Nigerian men looking for the most vulnerable women just to extort money.

He will ask for Itunes gift cards, he will tell you that he needs to update his software, he will ask for a cell phone. Eventually he will hit you up for BIG money to help with repairs.

He will call you "my love", baby, honey, sweetie. All the terms of endearment.

He will love you in a matter of days.

Do not be fooled for one minute thinking he is real.

Your best bet is too just block him. Trust me and trust us, it is going nowhere but to a heart ache for you.

Be careful accepting game requests from these great looking men that send chats. Most real players do not have the time to chat and are not looking for a wife!

Mar 06, 2019
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Andria
by: Anonymous

You are in touch with a scammer. Do nor send him money. I learned the hard way and lost everything. Mine claimed he went to church on Sunday and couldn't write or call.

He will never send you his photo but someone elses that he has stolen. Mine said he would send me a photo again from the airport, but he never left.

BLOCK HIM AND RUN.

Mar 05, 2019
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Carlos Rogers
by: Andrea

Hello I am from Germany, so my English is not perfect :) I have been contacted by a Carlos Rogers in the wordfeud game. When I read your comments I realized that he starts the same way to talk with me. You are so kind Can we chat over hangovers?

Ok, I said, we can. He is or not from Texas City
When I ask for pictures of his company in the city he didn't send. He says always he will do it later. He is divorcee with a daughter and a granddaughter. Ok and on Sunday he spent the whole day with them, so he didn't write to me. He is at the moment in town, but normally he works all over the world on oil platforms as a welding engineer.

So far so good. He makes a lot of compliments and he writes often without using 'I' such as
'Am eating fish and chips'

Is this a scammer? What can I ask him to test him?

I am really shocked how many of you have been hurt.

Can you give me a helping hand?

Mar 05, 2019
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Handsome Heartbreaker
by: Anonymous

Benson Moukelly also goes by the name of Morgan Moukelly or Andrew Moukelly. He tried scamming me out of almost £1000.00 but didn't get anything from me! Told me 2 different stories of how his wife died etc. When he realised who he was talking to, he blocked me. Now I see he he is back on Facebook.

Beware of this chap!!

Mar 05, 2019
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My little Italian Stallion Brian Claudio
by: Anonymous

Dear Team, I think all of you are wonderful for sharing this, and I also have one for you, and fortunately I did not send him a dime!! The name is Brian Claudio, Italian, wanted to connect on Telegram because he had a satellite phone, phone could not send photos - (even though he did send a couple of good ones!), is an oil engineer, was in San Diego when first made contact thru Linkedin, won a $5M contract in Turkey, dead wife, 18 year old son named Daniel that lives with his sister in NY since wife died 3 years ago, 58, wanted to spend rest of life with me as soon as the job was finished, sent a photo of a fake Bank of America check in Alaska that does not exist hand written for $1.2M when first phase of job was finished.

He sent copies of a fake contract from Chevron signed by the CEO that passed away 8 months earlier, fake Terms and Conditions only 2 1/2 pages long, bank numbers and address of a location in New Jersey so I could send money to help purchase materials to finish the project after a piece of machinery broke down, fake document from Tax Revenue Dept in Turkey for me to fill in my banking info, and got really mad when I quickly told him no to all of it.

He professed his love after a couple of months, begged for money because Turkey was going to send him to prison for not finishing the project, called several times day and night, asked if I was eating, all of the standard discussions everyone has had. Also had the son text me begging me to help dear ol' dad not go to prison, saying how I made his dad so happy, and he would love me as much as he did his mom - already raised 2, not taking on another! The California phone number belongs to a man that is deceased, & can't find much on the son's number in NY.

I have searched for months to find whose identity was stolen and thanks to this site I think I have! It appears that the photos belong to a Russian Commentator and the first photo on the Yandex site was used on his LinkedIn and Thai dating site page. This guy is on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Thai dating site as Patrick Adam, and who knows where else. Check it out and please don't ever send anyone money!

https://yandex.com/images/search?cbir_id=1637846%2FNo4WRMOa6u12M-aR-UxjmA&rpt=imagelike

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-claudio-846684166/

https://thaiflirting.com/en/viewprofile/Patrick_Adam

https://lviewer.com/ch/burkov_offical/1961205961909958341_10416175534

https://vk.com/id508336023

Mar 05, 2019
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KIK
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've used KIK, then deleted it. It just cluttered up my iPod screen from the inside. It's not worth it.

Mar 04, 2019
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Williams Henderson
by: Anonymous

I recently wrote about this person and well I found out that picture was not him as he is black and from Nigeria and still asking for money. He told me the truth finally but hes still asking for money but no way will I send any.

Mar 04, 2019
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Handsome heart breaker
by: Anonymous

Benson Moukelly, was the name of my player. It took about 2 1/2 weeks before he asked me for a google play gift card. I fell for him but No money was lost!

Mar 04, 2019
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KIK APP
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had any experience with the messaging app KIK? I'm almost POSITIVE I'm dealing with a scammer, whose daughter is (where else?) going to school in Switzerland. "Supposedly" they are only allowed to use this app KIK at her school. Since I'm able to see when he's online, I found it almost laughable that he was "online", then "she" reached out to me in conversation, and he was no longer "active".

Exchanged a few pleasantries, told her I had to go, and low and behold, he was "active" again on my other app. I can ALMOST bet ANYONE (I always leave room for error haha), that this "person" is one and the same. But I'm curious if KIK is as popular as Hangouts or other apps with these scammers.

Thanks in advance.

Mar 04, 2019
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To: Scammer Connected With Me After 2 Mos.
by: Anonymous

From what I have read and from what some of my friends have told me that were scammed, they never give up. Once they get money (which was in the case of two of my friends), they keep coming back.

It doesn't matter whether it is the original scammer or someone else, you are still playing his game by questioning him to prove who he is.

He stood you up and you gave him money.

First, you will NEVER get any money back. And he does not love you. That is total BS that he had an accident. And you know it.

Second, the best thing you can do is CHANGE YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER. If you also have a land line, change that as well. Make the land line private and unlisted. As to the cell, do not answer it in the event that they somehow find it. Put a generic voice mail message on it and DO NOT USE YOUR NAME OR VOICE.

It may be inconvenient, but in the long run, it will pay off.

Third, report him and the name he used, the numbers he is calling from, and his email address as well as his on line addresses, like hangouts, linkden, dating sites, whatsapp, Facebook, Messenger, etc., to the FTC. If you have the bank information and name of his mule, report that as well.

If you suspect a criminal organization, also report to the Department of Homeland Security.

If you are outside of the US, report to Interpol.

BUT DO NOT ENGAGE HIM ANYMORE.

Keep us posted.

Mar 04, 2019
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Brian Patterson
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer but couldn't find his pic on the internet.

Mar 04, 2019
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Brian Patterson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I found a Brian Patterson who works as a Manager at TechnipFMC in Houston, Texas on LinkedIn. Are you sure it's not someone using his profile pic to scam women? I'll look up Technip FMC to see if it actually exists.

Mar 04, 2019
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Re: Woman who was sent an engagement ring
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I haven't received any engagement rings, thank goodness from anyone, but the lines sound very familiar. Even using religion to scam women sounds familiar. I haven't received any follow requests from any guys since late last year.

Mar 03, 2019
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Scammer reconnected with me after 2 months....
by: Anonymous

After getting caught up in the evil, ugly world of oil rig scammers as a first time online dating member, being victimized for more money than I care to admit and forfeiting my heart, my world came crashing down when he failed to show up on, what else, Christmas Day.

Unfortunately I know too many readers can relate to this heart-wrenching and financial downfall combination that creates a sense of no self confidence, shame and pure darkness.

Just getting your life semi-back on track is tough enough coupled with, in my case, telling friends and family what I did. It has been just over two months since my 'scammer' cut me off.

Then, out of the blue I get a text and call telling me 'he' had an accident, of course, he was in a coma, of course, and miracle upon miracle, the only thing that kept him alive was the vision of him holding me in his arms. His text and conversation were so incredible bad, I was torn between laughing and being scared to death. He did not sound like my 'scammer' but when I asked him what my name was, instead of the usual darling/honey/sweetheart, and said my first and last names.

I went on to ask more questions, which he named as 'trick' questions, but unfortunately, his answers detailed information I had shared with my 'scammer'. I blocked his number, which is/was: 425.222.2993. It was issued through Bandwidth.

Within a few days, I received a call from another number: 817.405.4668. It was my scammer again and he asked why I blocked his number. Once again, I was more than a little leery, and asked questions regarding bank account numbers, names, etc.. and he answered the questions with exact information. By then, I was scared and I know without asking, that my address is 'out' there.

I have heard of websites where scammers share victim information, but as of now not only am I scared but I do not know what to do with this information.

I am asking what have any readers who have had scammers reconnect with them, done. I know my scammer must be part of an organized crime circle and I made it very clear I was NOT looking to reconnect and/or rekindle any romantic aspect. He said he would be back in touch with me once his final 'project' payment check is deposited to pay me back. Yeah, right.

Any feedback or suggestions would be helpful.

Thank you.

Mar 03, 2019
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Re woman that was sent an engagement ring
by: Anonymous

I was sent an engagement ring by David Nathan. It is 18k rose gold plated with cubic zirconias in it. It is a Valentine’s Ring. The ring costs $10.99 plus shipping and was sent to my house about 10 days before Valentine’s Day. He wanted me to place my hand on my Bible and send him a photo. He then used the photo to ask me to marry him.

How many women received rings and how many women said yes?

Was David Nathan the one that sent her the ring? Is that person using photos of Grant Cardone? Use Yandex.Images to verify photos.

Mar 03, 2019
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Brian Patterson
by: Anonymous

Does anybody know a Brian Patterson? Working in an oil rig in Dubai. Has a son, Roland 9 years old. from the States. Also sent me a copy of his Passport. But the same Story like all the others.

Mar 03, 2019
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Patch
by: Anonymous

I have a guy who says his name is Mark Collins and he is working on a rig in Dublin and he needs 1600 dollars to pay for his vacation so he says I have to pay for that or send whatever amount I can.

Mar 03, 2019
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Scottdewoil-gas.com
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous and everybody,


I found this Scott DeWhite's website that you mentioned. This is indeed very dodgy.

Mar 03, 2019
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Scott whoooooo
by: Anonymous

So glad I found this site as I was wondering how Scott found me on Pinterest? That's not anything near a site where a guy would use it for a dating site. The whole thing had me thinking this is really weird. I had been on other date sites and the guys that are scammers come on super quick. Only been texting for not even a week. Was just curious about what oil engineers did.

Mar 02, 2019
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OMG
by: Anonymous

Anyone know David Leonard !
https://pin.it/w5m6vspahp3wdr Won a large retirement contract but needs 400$ in itune cards. His wife died giving birth to the second child & left with mom & dad to daughter who is ill!

Sweet words almost daily and daughter even calls me mom? And the job is being stalled for 5 weeks now and has never asked but needs 20,000$ to get off rig?

I even opened a bank account for him OMG and I’m not a stupid (In general anyway,) woman and have a kind husband! I just fell for wanting to help and then woa.

That’s a slippery slope! A sweet talker who wants to make all your dreams come true with him & please send 50$ In Itunes card right away so babe, I can talk to you (insert scream,) and also he is into bitcoin and I could invest with him. It so brought out my ugliest insides!! What I thought I was missing in my own life but isn’t missing at all!

Ladies use your "gut instincts". I knew from the beginning and blew it off because of "what if this is possible?" Well the likeliness that it is possible is LOW!

Be safe & watch for words like..

"I want to treat you like a queen" you deserve to be treated like a queen babe" " I want to wake up next to you"" I’ve never felt this way ever" I will pay you back". & my favorite is
"don’t listen to others they will tear us apart" & "trust me"

OMG! Really. Whew I almost blew it 😜🤪 But he made too many mistakes and I trapped him so beware sweet women

I also had a Scoot from Denmark who sent me pics of his mom & dad & his girls called me! Around Xmas time he wanted me to pamper his girls and got mad at me argh lol

Truly how can they really love us when putting us in hard positions financially & emotionally.

Play this game at your own risk ladies!

Mar 01, 2019
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Help me save her
by: Worried friend

My best friend is the victim of an oil rig engineer scam artist. She will not believe anyone including me. The guy is apparently 'retired' and 'trapped' on a Canadian oil platform for the past year. He claims to have a daughter in college in New York, and that his wife and son died recently in a car accident.

My friend has told me she has video chatted him and that her children has video chatted with him. She keeps sending money to get him off the rig, for his retirement papers, to get his belongings off the rig, and money to his daughter in New York.

He is an absolute textbook example of an oil rig scammer. She will not believe me. She will not let me talk to him. Her kids trust her completely. Not sure if they realize or not. Any attempts to discuss the problem makes her really upset. I have seen 2 pics of him and are sure i can pick him out.

If anyone has pics of their internet scammer and information about them please sent it too me. I hope i can find some more of his victims, so maybe she will see sense. mccorkleshan at yahoo dot com

Mar 01, 2019
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Oil Rig engineer for dating scam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Duly noted. :-)

Feb 28, 2019
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Scammer on Instagram
by: Anonymous

Watch out as this guy is good. Dean Ohm is his name on Instagram. Same story: widower, daughter in boarding school, Hangouts texting and calls, works as a subsea contractor, "he´s at Gulf of Mexico now", had problem with the driller, needed my help with shipping - pffff, ridiculous. I knew he was a scammer some weeks ago and was just waiting for the final bite. Be carefull.

You can find him as @dean.ohm

Feb 28, 2019
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Lady about Bobby Wison
by: Anonymous

The scammers name was Frank Morrison but everything else is the same. His wife left him for his best friend and left his 15 yr old son, David, who a lady in Fla. Looks after. I am still in contact with him since August of last year. He texts every day. No longer asks for anything though.

Feb 28, 2019
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Website maintenance
by: Editor

Over the next 3 days the website will be having routine maintenance and so any new submissions/comments won't appear until after that.

Thank you

Feb 28, 2019
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Scottdewoil-gas.com. fake
by: Anonymous

Beware of this oil and gas engineer con man this is the name of his website. He used the name Scott de White aka Jason Cummings realtor from fort lauderdale USA. He scammed my friend for a lot of money. My friend found out that he is Jason and has a YouTube purelife Jason. He did admit to my friend thats an old video. His website scottdewoil-gas.com is fake.

Feb 28, 2019
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Bobby Wison
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of this man, have been chatting now for 3 months, same story fell in love with me very quickly, said his wife left him for his best friends and disappeared leaving him with his 15 year old son Melvin. Melvin is at school looked after by the janitor (I know what your thinking I’m cringing as I write this).

Bobby asked my for money after a week, but I never did give him any but he was very persistent, but luckily I came across this site and had read all the comments. I have been contacted by 5 in total all in the space of 3 months by Jason Jackson, John Lucia, Simon Andrew and Jurgen Karl.

Bobby worked on an Oil Rig off the Gulf of Mexico, and after reading the comments told him and the others that they were nothing but sad pathetic con men, who preyed on venerable women, grooming them for money, and they quickly disappear but one did call me a "fool bitch".

I think he took the news rather badly.

haha.....stay safe ladies

Feb 28, 2019
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Thank you
by: Anonymous

I just wanted to say thank you. I had my doubts, but sometimes we want it to be true. Met this person Andrew David on words with friends. I was attracted to his pic. He started conversation with me. We chatted then I asked for another photo which he sent. He said all the right words.

Same story. He was a 56 year old widower. Has a son. Works on oil rig 6 I Houston tx. His family are all navy. So he was in France and Thai for most of his youth so his accent is bad. Blah blah.

I found this site. I went back and confronted him. At first he was why are you saying this and who told you this. He asked who told you I'm a scammer. I just kept requesting to video chat. Then he admitted he wasn't the man in the picture. So he is blocked. And Now his name is on here. I hope this story helps someone as yours have helped me.

Thanks

Feb 28, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

If anyone knows a Wayne Briggs Or Craig Morrisson they are the same person and he will tell you how much he loves you and that he is on a oil rig on the gulf of Mexico and has a son living with his uncle in Nigeria.

He will ask you for money to fix the rig or needs money as his son is ill so don't fall for it as he is a scammer.

Beware girls

Feb 28, 2019
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I didn't give any scammers the name of this site. I didn't even know about this site until after two of the four scammers I wrote about (not all of them oil rig engineers) started begging me for money, which I didn't give them at all. Could it be that someone unintentionally gave the scammers the name of this site?

I agree with you that this is a site for all of us to share our experiences and that we're here to help each other.

Let's keep it that way. :)



Feb 27, 2019
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by: Anonymous

I have been on this site for a few years now, feeling safe and being able to talk about my scammer and knowing the stories are all the same. When the Oil Rigger came on and told everyone that they have no time for women but their own family and being fooled bad. If they say Oil Rig then they are lying. Get Rid of them.

And why would someone give their scammer this site?? This is one question I would like to hear from the women that give it to their scammer. As I said I myself come here to talk and be safe to say what I went through with my scammer.

It's a site I trust, So Please I ask of you. Please do not give it to a scammer. They are laughing at you anyways for falling for them believe me I know and coming on here is just a joke to them.

Think about it. Thank You.

God Bless and Be Safe on the Net from these idiots.

Feb 27, 2019
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To those ladies that had been scammed
by: Anonymous

Attention; To all people or ladies that had been scammed. I have your sympathy because I’d been victimized too! I can’t believe it to myself that I am one of the victim! Honestly, I’m not stupid or can easily be fooled! I used to work with people with problems and I used to do counseling and gave advice to people that are depressed. I never expected these things will happen to me.

It started when I met this guy on Instagram and he became friends with me. At first he’s very nice and called me all the time and texted me a few times a day, even calling me when I’m sleeping! If you’re familiar with this guy, his name on Instagram is Stephen Maxwell keys, he said he’s from Beverly Hills in California, and later on he gave me his address in culver California but when I checked, it never came out even his name and email address?

You can’t find anything at all! I confronted him about this but he’s very resistant to answer me? Even video calls I asked him and he will not do it because he said his camera is faulty! I can’t believe that’s all BS.

He spoke about his problems on his job and he said to me he’s ok! But one day he’s spoke to me that he wanted more than friends and he asked me to have a relationship and to have oaths with me! I don’t know what it is but he asked me to follow what he said and I did! After that he said I am committed to him as his wife and I will support him when he asks me and needed his support!

Honestly, I don’t have any idea what he is talking about! Ladies if you met this guy don’t do what he’s asking you because it will be trouble because he’s asking for a big amount of money and it will be endless! He will send you a lot of love letters on emails and text all the time, and after that he will tell you he’s in trouble in his job and needed big amounts of money!

I checked his profile on Facebook and the person came out as married and I checked him on instagram and I found out he has many accounts and he’s followers are blacks maybe Nigerian because these people are famous for doing love scams! The truth was I sent money to him and the accounts he gave me are mostly black people. I questioned him about that but he said it’s ok because it’s the way they do it? I have a red flag but he asked me for Money for the last time, because he said he’s coming back to USA to see me last year but December ends, and I waited for him and he never showed up!

I was disappointed. He never texted me for 5 days then I became worried, and I texted him and I told him why he didn’t textd me? He said that something happened on the day he’s coming back to USA , and he’s been hurt badly and he needed money to pay the damages and one of his workers died! I am skeptical but I didn’t say anything! I told him I didn’t have money to help him!

After that the story changed and he became rude and calling me a broke lady! Anyway! Maybe this guy contacted you so please don’t hesitate to voice out if you have been victimized or scammed. My advice to all ladies that had been scammed big time and lost your heart please don’t be embarrassed to report these scammers so that you can have your peace of mind! Please don’t believe someone that you met in any online dating or social media because only you are only looking for trouble or you may get hurt big time!!

Please report them to Interpol or any website that specializes on cyber crimes! But the Interpol is the one who can help you but you need to be patient with them because these fraudster are very elusive! Thank you!!

Feb 27, 2019
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Bobby coleman
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Bobby Coleman from LA , and he works on a oil rig South China Sea?

Feb 27, 2019
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Melissa Bentley
by: Adeniyi Bello

This is somebody claimed to be a woman on FB named Melissa Bentley. We've been chatting for long and introduced herself to me as a widow woman that had a daughter, son-inlaw and a grandson in whom as said she's fond of. Though, asked me what i want and i told her that i love to work and reside in America. She claimed to come from Arlington Houston Texas then promised to help. Of every chatting, we both sent loving words to each other. Later, she claimed to have sent parcels of different valuable goods, so as to bond our relationship and wanted us to have video live chat, but this was sent to the wrong destination, whereby, the courier named Epl express courier service involved, then demanded a sum of #33500 from me, for the redirection of the parcel to my destination, in which I claimed it to be a scam.

Please watch out, thank you.

Feb 27, 2019
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Admitting
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Are you sure you want to do that? Your scammer is probably someone you don't want to confront, for the sake of you and your family's safety. You don't know what violence he (or she) is capable of. Somebody on this site, late last year (November 2018), correctly pointed out that these scammers can get very nasty and violent when confronted.

Report him to the authorities or SCARS.

Feb 27, 2019
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Frank Stevens? He is working as a mechanical engineer in Petronas oil rig in Kertih, Terengganu, Malaysia. He has scammed my money of Rm5,500. I suspect he is a Nigerian with a Malaysian wife. He writes very good English but speaks with a strong accent. He says it is a Spanish accent which I believe it is to cover up his African accent.

Feb 26, 2019
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Admitting
by: Anonymous

They don’t always admit, there are red flags that you will know when they write you. Certain words, small i’s, honey, dear, baby, did you eat today. Fall in love with you in a matter of a few weeks. Promises to be with you. You are their one and only.

Needs money sooner or later. Itunes cards, amazon cards. One excuse after another. You will never meet him, he will never make it to where you are.

Save your heart and your money. Get rid of him. They are liars, thieves, and heart robbers.

Feb 26, 2019
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John Smith
by: sophia

Said he is an engineer for chevron, has a six million dollar contact, said his wife died from cancer and he has a daughter in boarding school in Omaha Nebraska, he is from Glendale CA, has a big home and plenty of cars, he likes to travel, said he is going to take me out of the country when he is finish with his job.

He asked for money because the generator broke down and in the contract he signed he has to pay for the repairs, at first it was 3000, then it was 7000 and now it is 10,000 that is needed.

I have not sent any money at all. He says he is in the UK, off a ship, phone signal is bad, says I am his soul mate, we are going to be married when he comes home.

Feb 26, 2019
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Money scam
by: Anonymous

Hello. Does anybody hear of the name Martins Leonardo! Drilling engineer from London

Feb 26, 2019
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Admitting
by: Anonymous

I would like to know how you get them to admit who and what they are. I have a picture of my scammer who I believe is him. Not his real name though. I would like to know how to try.

Feb 26, 2019
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William Smart
by: Anonymous

William Smart is a scammer. He scammed me out of 26000€. He told me he is from Stockton and his Son is 16 Years old, in a German Boarding School. He told me he will retire in order to be with me and we will start our own business, showed me a Retirement Certificate.

He is a very handsome man and smooth talker. I found the real person where he stole the pics from. I confronted him and he cut me off. He is also on Wonder and Tinder meeting sites. He cleaned my account. Left me broke and heartbroken.

Feb 26, 2019
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Beware of Friedrich Hans Günter
by: Anonymous

On Internationalcupid.com. Said he was a widowed single dad German petrochemical engineer currently in Malaysia on an oil rig for 1 year contract. Seeking true love and marriage. Immediately he wanted to switch to email, and I did, using an Anonymous email address that did not give him my identity.

He responded and wanted to know why my email did not have my last name, I explained it there's a lot of scams out there and a girl has to be safe. When I asked him for his phone number so we could connect via WhatsApp, he responded that he does not have an internet connection on the oil rig so this would not be possible, but that we could connect via his computer if I would send him my phone number (he encouraged me to research OFFSHORE OIL RIGS to read more about why cell phones are not permitted for safety reasons).

Of course I did not send him my number. This immediately smelled like a scam. Be careful though, he is clever. At the end of his email, he assured me that I should do whatever I needed to be safe and that if I didn't want to respond he would understand. Desperately trying to appeal to your Sensibility, which is exactly what they do to try to earn your trust.

Trust your instinct and run.

Feb 25, 2019
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James Smith
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Does your mother save anything, i.e., e-mails, pics, etc, that this James Smith sends her? They might help you and her report him to authorities and SCARS. Also, tell your mother if this guy sounds too good to be true, he is too good to be true.


Feb 25, 2019
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Looking for information
by: Anonymous

Does anyone have any pics of this man or men doing this as I think my mother is a victim. He says his name is James Smith from Dallas Texas and works on the oil rig, lost his wife and has a 6 yr old daughter bla bla. He was over in France but held up on a job on an oil rig and couldn't fly out. That makes 2 times I know of he was supposed to come into meet her. I think it's a big freaking scam but she doesn't believe me.

Feb 24, 2019
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William smart
by: Anonymous

I am in contact with this man who I suspect is a scammer. Widower with son boarding in Stockton. Petroleum engineer who says he is looking to leave the oil company and start a business in new zealand. Just talking at moment but I feel at times I am talking with more than one person. Strong american accent. Just biding my time to see if he starts the typical tricks

Feb 24, 2019
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Money lost
by: Anonymous

I lost 30000. Bucks and in debt for four more years with his name on it. All lies about oil rigger engineer scam about being broken down .
My heart was broken and I was devastated but this site helped a lot but we do need help to cross over to rid ourselves of the fantasy that was built in our imaginations.

They have a script I think if they go by the kids all their stories seem to be similar. Lonely man on a rig and can't get a shower and then bad things start to happen to him at sea and he can't reach family and everyone's dead, children need help, broken parts of machinery can't fly off the rig, connection is poor, phone broken due to the camera being broken.

It's a script and they should be actors in the worst movie ever produced. Its lies all lies and they figured out a racket of how to reach women's hearts by softening them with words of romance and woo and making false promises so the woman builds up fantasies in their mind and starts to believe and trust and start to have feelings by giving in to their request. All along there is a very evil liar on the other side of the phone or computer screen deceiving, lying and stealing money from innocent women across the globe. Is no game and they will not stop unless we block them as that is our defense to block and report and get away. Someone once said to me as a child don't talk to strangers and the same is true as a woman mature and lonely so don't talk to strangers as they do not have your best interest in mind. Never in my life would I have imagined when I answered that first request would I would be in for such grief, sadness, disappointment, heartache, and scramble to try to find my money and put it back.

It is true I have no one to take care of me I'm alone but now I am stronger and wiser and I just pray for the time for Redemption so my future will be secure. They're nothing but Crooks liars and thieves in a new wave of cyber crime

Feb 24, 2019
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Steve Howard
by: Anonymous

Contacted through e-harmony. Oil Rig Contractor. Uses the word Worker instead of employees. He claims to be Italian, widowed 6 years, 1 daughter, 19. Photos are in New York City, with a dog, at Rockefeller Center. Salt/pepper hair, short and facial hair. One tshirt had Beantown on it in a photo.

Claims to be a christian, knows many bible verses, etc. Comes on strong pretty quickly.

Watch out ladies! I blocked his number and emails, so he'll be making his rounds. Story about getting a contract with Chevron in California, problem with rig, needs money to repair the problem, blah, blah, blah. Wanted me to wire money to Bank of the West, Nancy Shantz.

Feb 24, 2019
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Oil rig and Other Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

All of the guys who tried to scam me have said they're widowers with one or two children; among them, one has said his son "Samuel" is in boarding school back home in the States-Tennessee, to be specific. I know there are a few boarding schools in the Northeastern U.S., but a boarding school in the Southern U.S.? I doubt it.

That's a red flag, too, right? And don't get me started on "Christian values". Scamming and stealing from anybody is not a Christian value, nor a value taught in any religion.

Feb 23, 2019
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707 area code
by: Anonymous

This area code is a California area code. My scammer has a google account with a 707 area code. Get rid of him. Ladies these scum of the world will drain you, take everything you have including your heart.

THEY DON’T CARE!!! THEY DON’T LOVE YOU!! THEY ONLY WANT YOUR MONEY!!!

Block these losers!!! God Bless Us ALL

Feb 23, 2019
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Karl Henderson
by: Anonymous

I’ve seen someone said that a William Henderson has contacted them. LADIES ALL THESE MEN ARE NIGERIAN OR FROM GHANA AND SOME ARE VERY DANGEROUS. THATS ALL THEY DO ALL DAY ON THE INTERNET GETTING MONEY FORM VULNERABLE DIVORCED WIDOWED IN A BAD MARRIAGE.

LADIES PLEASE DONT GIVE THEM ANYTHING AS YOU WILL NEVER MEET THEM AND THEY DONT CARE ABOUT YOU AND IF YOU REALLY SAW WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE IT WOULD MAKE YOU SICK TO YOUR STOMACH. ALL THEY DO IS TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR. IF YOU WANT MORE INFO LET ME KNOW. THEY GOT 30000 from me I am not embarrassed anymore and I just don’t want anyone else to get scammed

Feb 23, 2019
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Post the phone numbers
by: Anonymous

As I had said before post the phone numbers!

Feb 23, 2019
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Sally B
by: Kevin B

Sally B. Sounds all so wonderful, right. Your mother will not allow you to see a pic, right?

Whoever is the man in the pic, it is certainly not the man scamming her. The pic may be identified by Google Image. But understand that the man in the pic had his pic stolen by the scammer.

If they tell you they are on an oil rig. its red flags.

They have 2 first names. Generally are widowed and have a child and someone else caring for the child. If you get anything from them like flowers, that is an expense of the scam. They need your name and address, so they will be able to verify if you are worth chasing. They tell you whoever tells you this is suspicious, do not tell anyone else, because they are jealous.

Call you dear, my queen, play a love song and say it reminds them of you. If they are telling you he thanks God who brought you together, that made be true. But only because you will send them, cash, Itunes or Amazon Cards.

You can email me direct if you have questions. God Bless.

Feb 23, 2019
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To Sally Ann
by: Anonymous

Send your Mom a link to this page or articles from here, as he is scammer, and you never find his real picture, I am 75 years old, and know this poor excuse for humans.

Feb 23, 2019
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David Moore, John Sonderman, Fredico Anthony
by: Anonymous

He goes by all these names. He really knows how to get to you through his "Christian values". What a joke. The phone number he used with me was 707-313-1707. Claims to be on an old rig in the gulf of Mexico.

Beware he is a slick one who can really fool you.

Feb 23, 2019
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Dave Moreton Oil Rig scammer
by: Sally Ann

Hi. Has anyone been contacted by a Dave Moreton. He say he is 56 yrs old, of Danish origin but lives in America. He is a widower and has an 11 year old daughter in a boarding school in Texas. He says he works on an oil rig and that he is a widower.

He has been in contact with my 75 year old mother in the UK for about 6 months. She believes that they are in love and he has promised to meet her. She has probably handed over approx £2,000 to him so far by moneygram to pay for 'parts'.

He has sent her links to bitcoin services but my mother is not IT literate. They are messaging on Google Hangouts but I think he first connected with her on Facebook. He has sent a photo of himself of greyish hair, handsome, standing in front of a bookcase/library. A posed kind of portrait photo. He's managed to photoshop a photo of my mother onto a photo of himself holding a photo frame.

Does any of this ring any bells with anyone??

My mother refuses to allow me access to his photo to do a google image search.

Any info greatly received with thanks

Feb 23, 2019
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Williams Henderson
by: Anonymous

Now he sent me a picture of another woman that hes talking to thinking its going to make me jealous but it don't. He claims he is on an oil rig in the gulf of mexico. Ladies beware as he tries what ever he can to get money from you and he will steal your heart and then rip it apart.

I'm not even sure this is his real name. I asked him to send me picture from his license to prove to me his identity and he wont so he is definitely a SCAMMER

Feb 23, 2019
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Just contacted me so has anyone got a picture of him. He has short cropped white hair, widower for 6 years working on a rig in Texas has daughter 16, wife died 6 yrs ago, says he was born in New Zealand.

Says his name is Tom Markson Richardson.

Feb 23, 2019
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John Goffer Bills
by: Anonymous

Just received a Friend request from John Goffer Bills on Facebook, University of New Mexico. He used a photo of the same man that scammer Dave Morgan used with me in late January. Since I blocked Dave Morgan, each day I get 1 or 2 FB friend requests from men and I block every one.

Feb 23, 2019
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Re:Jasper Collins
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi,there. No, I haven't been contacted by Jasper Collins, but the part about asking for money sounds very familiar. I have, however, not sent any money to scammers like the ones I mentioned late last year.

Feb 22, 2019
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

Loren do you have a picture of this guy? His date of birth is 10/11/1959. Says he's on the Katia Oil Rig off the coast of Gulf of Mexico. This sounds like the same guy. Graduated from somewhere in Denmark, wife had breast cancer and died. Has 1 son. Sends emails of love all the time.

The pictures I have seen of him are one with a cactus in the back of him, couple of pictures with his husky, and a couple in his house with a plaid red shirt on and the other a dark sweater. He is supposedly from Holts Summit in Missouri and Austin, TX

Feb 22, 2019
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David Wilson - German Accent
by: Anonymous

David was born in Germany to a US citizen mom and German dad. Still has a strong accent and lived in the US for 30 years. Went to college in Florida where his mom was from and came to the US in his 20s due to mom wanted to be closer to family.

His wife and daughter died in a car accident on the way to pick up his granddaughter. He supposidley lives in Texas but sold his car and house which I just found out and that he will tell the story when he gets home. We met through Words with Friends.

I have used all of the search engines that are suggested here to review the pictures that he texted me and only can find one picture already on the internet but not the other ones. He has kinda of dropped off from contacting me so I think he has moved on and he is no longer on hangouts.

Told me he was no longer interested in using that site so only texts me plus calls me. I blocked his granddaughter because she text me and called me names. What are some other ways to research him and he has been talking to me since August 2018 saying he was going to come home soon but has not happened.

Feb 22, 2019
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JAMES KELVIN
by: LOREEN

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I CLEAR UP A FEW THINGS. I FOUND A PICTURE OF THIS "MAN" THAT I WAS TALKING TO ON A WEBSIRE FOR THE JCCI IN JOHANNASBURG SO AFRICA. I SHOWED IT TO THE MAN I HAVE TALKING TO AND HE SAID THAT IS HIM BUT DIDN'T EXPLAIN ANYTHING ELSE. I HAVE EMAILED THE JCCI, WHICH IS THE JOHANNASBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND IT WAS A PEACE KEEPING CONFERENCE THEY HELD BACK IN SEPTEMBER 19, 2017.

I HAVE EMAILED THE SECRETARY FOR THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THAT IS THE EMAIL I AM WAITING FOR. I ASKED IF THEY KNOW THIS PERSON AND TO PLEASE SEND HIM MY EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER SO I CAN CONTACT HIM AND TOLD THEM SOME OF WHAT IT WAS ABOUT. I ALSO EXPLAINED THAT I WASN'T AFTER ANY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE I JUST WANTED TO TALK TO HIM IF SOMEONE FROM THE CONFERENCE CAN IDENTIFY HIM.

THEY ARE 7 HOURS AHEAD OF US HERE IN VERMONT USA AND I SO WANT TO TALK TO THIS PERSON AND EXPLAIN THAT HE WAS VICTIMIZED ALSO. SO ANYONE IF YOU HAVE PICTURES PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP TRYING TO LOCATE THE ACTUAL PERSON IN THE PHOTOS. IT MAY PAY OFF IF YOU ARE PERSISTENT ENOUGH.

Feb 22, 2019
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GINGER
by: LOREEN

Hi Ginger you can contact me at Loreen@the redcanfamily.com.

This is my work email.

Feb 22, 2019
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To Ginger
by: Anonymous

You said the scammers have found this website. I’ve wondered about that.

This site is wonderful. Website admin, is this true?

ED: There is no doubt scammers are aware of this site because if you read a lot of these comments you will see that some people have provided the scammers with links to these pages to prove that they now know the person they are communicating with is a scammer. They use some of these submissions/comments as proof that they are dealing with a scammer.

Feb 22, 2019
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To: Loren and everybody that had been victimized!
by: Ginger

I thanked you Loren for responding to my ads! I thank you for your understanding and expressing that you’re one of us that had been exploited by these scammers! I understand that many of the ladies had been victimized by these heartless men!

Because these creatures knew that women’s vulnerability is their subjective feelings, they knew that lonely, divorced, widowed women are their targets because they’re vulnerable. These men know the Psyche of women, that their weaknesses are their emotions. Especially, when it comes to love! Women love to hear the sweet words that’s she’s been loved and appreciated! That really matters most! However, I had checked the name of these guys that had been written in these ads!

I noticed that some of them are not white! But I don’t want to mention it for courtesy. Honestly, when I met the rig engineer guy from Instagram a year ago I didn’t have any idea what this guy is up to! I was just curious to know what kind of species he is and we became friends, and I wasn’t even lonely. I was a very busy person. I wasn’t aware of scams! I was really naive of these situations! Now I understand what’s going on about scammers because I researched them and so many women and men and elderly people had been victimized by them!

The scammers are very smart and elusive! Right now I am just playing cool, I am still communicating with the person that scammed me! I’m not going to send money but I would like to get his information and where he really is because sometimes when he called me I can hear the background of the roosters crowing and the African people are talking! I’m not sure if he’s in Nigeria or Jamaica because these countries are notorious for fraudulent activities!

Loren, if you want to connect with me you have to give me your information where to contact you because I cannot really talk here and if you want to take action about this case because these people are checking this site also!

Trust me! I have my profile in instagram but you have to give me notifications for privacy!!

I thank you for this site for posting my this comment

Feb 22, 2019
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Jasper Collins
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of a Jasper Collins from Lawton Ok? I saw red flags when he 1st asked for Amazon Gift cards when he supposedly drove a BMW, nice condo and real estate job. He would ghost me with no internet connection or call bad. Last thing was he quit his job and was going to oversee a job in Italy with oil drilling.

Once there he sent a long email stating he needed 15,000 due to new laws there with people working there. I had never sent him money and after this have completely ignored him. But curious if he has tried this on anyone else as I can't find anything on him.

Feb 21, 2019
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Re:James Kelvin
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Loreen, This James Kelvin is bad news, but it's good that you're doing something about it so that nobody else finds themselves in the same situation you are in.

Feb 21, 2019
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Norwegian Petroleum Engineer.....
by: Anonymous

My story is similar to most of these but I gave no money, etc. This artist told me that he is the sublet contractor on a rig and that there was a fire on his rig and he was found fully responsible

He told me he is in the worst trouble ever. He told me his name is Richard Armani, his daughter is Paris Armani and he is from Norway. Parents names are Elizabeth and Kristopher.

Such an unreal story.

Feb 21, 2019
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To All The Ladies !!
by: Sprintcargranny

If you send them money you wont ever see it again. I couldn’t believe mine wasn’t real either until he got every penny I had. When I went to the law "They said you have to look at these people as this is their job everyday. To convince us and get our hard earned money so they don’t have to work. They are actors getting everything we worked for and not caring if we live are die afterwards.

They have put women out of their homes, their cars, their jewelry, not having food or enough to survive. I guarantee they are so heartless that they lay down and go to sleep never having a thought of destroying us. I can’t and couldn’t image someone being so heartless but, I now know for a fact they don’t love us, don’t care whether we live are die.

They aren’t oil rig engineers because if they were they would have money, and also anything on the oil rig would be repaired for them.

Please don’t lose your life to these people. They will take your last dime. God’s Blessings be with you.

Feb 21, 2019
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Charles Johnson
by: Anonymous

Changed his name again, Charles Johnson is Charles Bothman, Donald Hedlund. Only child, no parents, no kids.

In UK, London. Wanting me to get him home. He’s a Nigerian scammer. Broken English, small i’s, honey help me, I’m nothing without you. Send whatever money you can.

Haha, nope. Block him, delete him, he’s a smooth talker.

Feb 21, 2019
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Roy Richardson
by: Sprintcargranny

The area code you show as his phone number is Arkansas. I live in Arkansas and this is my area code. Also, was scammed by an oil rig engineer that sounds like yours. They don’t have a soul!

Feb 21, 2019
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UK Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

UK Oil Rig Scammer - His name is Charles Johnson and he is 60 years old? He sends love messages daily and says he is coming back to the states soon. Said he lost both his parents and is an only child. His cell phone is broken so he can only text.

He communicates via Hangouts and emails only. He sends many pictures but I am not sure if it is really him. I have read many comments and can see that this guy is among the many scammers out there so ladies look out. He is very smooth. He assures you he has your best interest at heart.

He asked me for money but I told him I had no money to give but that did not stop him from questioning me about my income tax check and he wants to know if I am happy with what I earn on my job. He also wants to put his money into my account. I gave him my account numbers but after reading the comments seen here I changed my banking information. When he found out I had nothing he stopped the conversations.

I guess I was one of the lucky ones but look out.

Feb 21, 2019
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by: LOREEN

HIS NAME IS JAMES KELVIN. AT LEAST THAT IS THE NAME HE IS USING RIGHT NOW. I AM WAITING FOR A RESPONSE TO MY EMAIL TO THE SO. AFRICAN JCCI IN NAMIBIA. I SENT THE PICTURE I FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE PLEADING MY CASE AND TO ASK FOR HELP IDENTIFING WHO THE MAN IS AND IF THEY WILL GIVE HIM MY CONTACT INFORMATION IF THEY WON'T GIVE ME HIS WHICH I UNDERSTAND. I AM ON PINS AND NEEDLES RIGHT NOW.

I FELL HARD FOR THIS GUYS PICTURE AND I WAS A FOOL AND STUPID AT DOING SO. NOW I AM DEPRESSED AND WANT TO CRY ALL THE TIME. I THINK KNOWING WHO THIS GUY REALLY IS AND MY CONTACT WITH HIM WILL HELP ME TREMENDOUSLY. KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT I GET THROUGH TO THEM AND THEY EMAIL ME BACK WITH HIS INFORMATION.

Feb 21, 2019
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GINGER AND ALL THE OTHERS
by: LOREEN

I HAVE FOUND A PICTURE OF MY SCAMMER ON A WEBSITE THAT ED GAVE ME. THE BEST ONE SO FAR IS PREPOSTSEO.COM. CLICK ON THE IMAGE REVERSAL AND ADD A PICTURE IF YOU HAVE ONE AND SEE IF THIS WORKS FOR YOU.

ED THIS WAS GREAT HELP. I HAVE CONTACTED THE PLACE WHERE THE PICTURE OF THE PERSON I HAVE "BEEN TALKING TO" AND ASKED FOR THEIR HELP ON LOCATING THE PERSON IN THE PICTURE TO TALK TO HIM AND ADVISE THAT HE TOO HAS BEEN SCAMMED. I KNOW I WILL NEVER GET MY MONEY BACK BUT KNOWING THAT HE IS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND PROSECUTED IS JUST AS SATISFYING. IF I CAN HELP ANYONE PLEASES LET ME KNOW. AND I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON MY PROGRESS ON THIS.

Feb 21, 2019
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German Engineer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I haven't been contacted by this guy you're asking about, but the story sure sounds familiar. If he's not asking for money to get off the rig, he's asking for money to supposedly fix something that broke or got damaged on the rig. What's his name?

Feb 20, 2019
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Roy (Rich) Richardson
by: Anonymous

Roy or Rich as he’s also known is from San Jose California. He has never been married, but has 1 teenage son named Raymond. Roy claims he is a petroleum engineer. He recently signed a big contract to go to Dubai. He has been there 2 months now. Bless his heart they won’t pay him
His 200,000.00 until the end of March.

He can NOT lose communication with me. So he
wanted me to go to Verizon, AT&T or T Mobile
and get a postpaid account and give him the access so he could join his account to mine and make things affordable. I refused after googling why someone would do this. He was looking to gain control of the account and add a phone and let me be stuck with the bill! Now he wants amazon and iTunes gift cards to exchange for money through cryptocurrency. Yes he admitted that.

He doesn’t like smoking or drinking. He’s very adamant about that. He calls me babe. And I am the one he wants to marry when he gets home from Dubai. He has an accent although I am not sure from where. He’s very sweet and attentive. At first he calls and text a lot. Asks have I eaten. Asks about my family, friends and my kids. Always wants to know where I am and who I’m with. He says he is 45.

He’s sent me many pics and a video so I do believe he is the person in the photos and the face and voice match up.

The phone number he gave me is (501) 295-7818
Email is Richardsonice909@gmail.com

He claims to be from Sweden and moved to California after his father died. He was 11 and his mother abandoned him with his grandparents and went with other men.

He claims to be very busy working. He adds a "s" to things he types even when it’s singular.. Ex... Paperworks, phones, foods

Feb 20, 2019
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GINGER
by: LOREEN

GINGER THIS IS THE SAME GUY I HAVE BEEN TALKING TO I KNOW IT. ALL THE SAME BUT MINE IS IN THE OCEAN OFF OF ENGLAND. HE MADE ME LOVE HIM. I AM MARRIED AND MY MARRIAGE IS ALMOST RUINED. I HAVE KEPT EVERYTHING I HAVE SENT TO HIM AS FAR AS MONEY.

I HAVE EVEN THREATENED TO CONTACT INTERPOL AND THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES AND HE SAYS GO AHEAD HE DOESN'T CARE. MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WAS HACKED AND IT SAYS THAT IT WAS HACKED FROM COVENTRY ENGLAND AND BANGALORE, KARNATAKA INDIA. I AM GOING TO TRY TO FIND THE PERSON THAT HE IS IMITATING AND LET HIM KNOW.

I AM SURE HE DOESN'T KNOW THAT HIS PICTURES ARE BEING USED. I NEED TO MAKE THIS RIGHT FOR HIM. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I AM DETERMINED TO MAKE THIS RIGHT FOR AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. I NEED TO DO THIS TO GET HIM OUT OF MY HEAD AND HEART.

Feb 20, 2019
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The German scammer
by: Missouri Maiden

Ginger - Your scammer sounds just like the one that had me last year about this same time. Sent me beautiful prose and songs. Called twice a day and even at 3AM while I was sleeping as he was supposedly working over in the Black Sea on an oil rig. He texted and called me Baby.

We got very serious or at least I did as I was convinced he was real! I never knew anything about scammers before I got taken by this guy. He almost got $5000 from me except my wonderful bank called and stopped me from sending as they were very aware of the scams.

I was so devastated! I do hope you can find and prosecute this guy. It would make my day!

Feb 20, 2019
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William Smart
by: Anonymous

I am wondering if anybody was contacted from an Oil Engineer sitting on a Rig near the Black Sea and can't get off because he needs to pay for a ruined Barrel of Crude Oil. He is a widowed man has a 16 year old son which is in a Boarding School in Germany.

William claims to be from Stockton, CA. He has asked if I will take a box he is sending to me. Off course delivery costs I will have to pay, and also help out with School expanses.

I did Research, but can't find nothing on this guy. Would be nice if someone give me feedback. Thanks!

Feb 20, 2019
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German Engnieer
by: Anonymous

I too was scammed by the same man oh how he gets around. This man is trying to get back into my life again but I have blocked his numbers and he does call me early in the morning also but I will not answer the phone.

He must be really hurting for money, after all I was with this man for almost 3 years. Its all lies and nothing was the truth that came out of this mans mouth.

Feb 20, 2019
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Micheal Smith
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Micheal Smith a 63 year old guy with a 10 year old daughter. He has tricked me and now I feel stupid and used by him. And out of pocket

Feb 19, 2019
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I’d been the victim too!
by: Ginger

WOW! It seems the German engineer is so active chasing and scamming women! I’d been reading these issues for a while because I have been lured by this German engineer! But I don’t know if he’s the same guy that scamming others because the German guy I met a year ago in instagram has a strong accent and he’s good in poetic writing!

He said he’s a contractor working in the Gulf of Mexico. At the beginning he’s very nice, he will call and send me texts many times a day and he will call you even when you’re sleeping and said he misses you! He told me that he loves me and will marry me or otherwise he will kill himself if he’s not married to me!

Then eventually he will tell you that he has problems with his job in the site and needs money or the connection is bad. He will strongly ask for iTunes so that he can call you or communicate with you easily with out interruptions!!

Well, I sent him money and Itunes without doubting! I think I sent him almost $ 28.000 not one time but little by little when I have money but it’s accumulated for a year and I felt that something is telling me that I have to check all his information that’s he gave me. But when I checked it it’s a different person who came out and is married. I confronted him and he said its because he has a twin brother! I’m very skeptical about that and I keep on asking him! He became defensive about when I am confronting him! I asked him for video calls and he sent me his latest pictures taken from the gulf of Mexico but he’s resistant!

He’s accused me of doubting him! He told me that he’s going to see me soon and tells me his real identity? I felt it’s really odd because you don’t have to wait if you’re really real!

Besides, he’s still communicating with me and asking for money for the last time! I don’t know if I am brave enough this time to be generous!
I have suggestions that I have been scammed heavily! My advice is to go and get the international lawyer with connections with the Interpol international, the Interpol can trace this fraudster easily!

Only get all the information and play with this scammer until they have a trace and these scammers will rot in jail forever!

Feb 19, 2019
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by: Anonymous

I blocked my scammer about 2 weeks ago. Now each day I get friend requests from men on FB. I always delete them. Today I got three, one from a Steve Cutts in a red shirt and glasses; it shows he’s a con racer at offshore oil rig jobs. I deleted it and clicked on report as scam, but got error, try again. Couldn’t report as a scam later.

Watch out, girls. I’m still trying to get over "my" very romantic scammer. And as I read here, they ask what did you eat, what are you wearing, child in boarding school, etc.

Feb 19, 2019
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Oil Engineer Scammer
by: Anonymous

Last week a gentleman befriended me on FB. Long story short, he wooed me and didn't care about my physical imperfections. He wanted to be with me forever. No money was mentioned, although he mentioned he was going to need to buy a new cell phone because his was acting up.

He went by the name "Lucas Ryan" and the photo was of a drop dead gorgeous man. He had also befriended a former student of mine and I sent her the heads up. Soon email messages were coming and they were all scripted. I googled his messages and there is a whole volume of what they say.

It was a bittersweet and face-slapping experience. To play with people's emotions for what, money?

I just wait for karma to kick in.

Feb 19, 2019
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by: Anonymous

Did anyone watch the show 'I dated Evil' on the Oxygen channel, it was about a woman who met a man on Match.com and his name was Eric but he used a different alias. Well his women all turned him in and the State of Texas went after that man and he is now in a Texas prison but what made me proud is that all his women he scammed got to confront him in court and got to watch as he was hauled out in handcuffs.

I was happy to see justice got served to a sob that totally deserved it. Makes me wish that all of our scammers would get the same done to them.

Feb 19, 2019
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German Engineer
by: Anonymous

I, too, was talking with a "German" Engineer. Of course, he isn't German at all but a Nigerian Scammer. Never sent him one dime of the money he asked me for time and time again.

This one states he is from Germany but lives in Houston. October 2017 was on an oil rig in the Gulf. We talked on and off for several months. Next thing I know, he is in the UK. We hadn't talked in several weeks. And, he all of a sudden, pops up on another oil rig in the UK! Several months go by and he is back in Houston. Still professing his undying love for me.

Now he is in Nigeria!! Guess he went back home!

Be aware of this one. His name is Chris Anderson so he says and uses the photo of a real estate man named Jay Francis McHugh. Please google Jay Francis McHugh and you will find the REAL man who is NOT a scammer.

Some of the scammers (and it may even be the one posing as Chris Anderson) actually use his real name (Jay that is) on Facebook. I found a woman that actually lives near me that was being scammed by him and actually called Mr. McHugh in Massachusetts. He is very well aware of the scammers.

Guess it is impossible to stop it. Facebook says it does not violate their community scammers.

Not sure where Chris Anderson is finding his marks these days but he is on Hangouts and WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Words with Friends.

Anyone out there talking with him, he does not love you and only wants your money and is NOT the man in the photos. Check it out.

Feb 19, 2019
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ED
by: Anonymous

THANKS ED I WILL DO THAT. DO YOU KNOW OF A GOOD SOFTWARE APP I CAN DOWN LOAD TO SEARCH FOR THE GUYS PHOTOS AND TRY TO IDENTIFY HIM?

ED: Here are some links

https://www.tineye.com/

https://www.prepostseo.com/reverse-image-search

https://www.labnol.org/internet/mobile-reverse-image-search/29014/ [for mobile phone searches]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5e9wTdAulA

[a video on how to use Google to do an image search]

https://images.google.com/ [instructions below]

Search for pictures
1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app
2. Go to images.google.com
3. Enter a description of the picture you want to find
4. Tap Search
5. Tap the picture you want to search with
6. Touch and hold the picture
7. Tap Search Google for this image

Feb 18, 2019
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Re: German Engineer, Steve Ramon, Alexander Michael Scott
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I'm keeping both eyes out for scammers such as these men you've sent money to and/or refused to send money to. These guys will and do slip up eventually.

They're good, but not THAT good. ;-)



Feb 18, 2019
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GERMAN ENGINEER
by: Anonymous

HIS NAME IS JAMES KELVIN. WON'T CALL WON'T SEND PICTURES EXCEPT FILE PHOTOS. INSISTS THAT HE IS THE MAN IN THE PHOTO. I KEPT TELLING HIM NO WAY THIS VERY HANDSOME MAN WAS GOING TO LOOK MY WAY BUT HE TOLD ME THAT HE HAS AND WANTS TO BE WITH ME. HE SAID HE LOVED ME AND I WAS VULNERABLE.

I WAS STUPID. SENT HIM MONEY I DIDN'T HAVE HE KEPT TELLING ME THAT HE WOULD PAY ME BACK WHEN HE GOT HERE. KEPT ASKING FOR ITUNES CARDS TO RUN THE COMPUTER AND PHONE HE ISN'T ALLOWED TO HAVE.

I AM LEVEL HEADED BUT STUPID. I FELL HOOK LINE AND SINKER FOR THIS GUY. PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR HIM. I WISH WE COULD PUT UP PICTURES SO NO ONE ELSE HAS TO ENDURE THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO REALLY MEET THE MAN IN THOSE PICTURES AND APOLOGIZE FOR MY ACTIONS AND THAT FACT THAT WE BOTH WERE SCAMMED.

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Feb 17, 2019
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SCAMS NOT WELCOME HERE
by: Anonymous

SO this man claimed to be Steve Ramon. I saw a request from him on my instagram. He then advised me to go to hangouts because it is safe that way, so I decided okay I read all about this scam thing for romance online dating. So I thought let me request him, after I looked at his profile pictures I said to myself yes he is a good looking guy but I'm sure he don't know someone is using his profile pictures for online scam.

I requested this fraud of a man and he told me his parents were killed in a horrible car accident (FLAG), he has a son 13 years old whom lives with the nanny (FLAG 2) in his castle in Florida. So the third day of chatting this man ask me to send him an AMAZON card because its hard for him to get anything there. I kept telling him no and he got all rude calling me out my name when I told him he was a con and he is not who he say he is so he calls me on hangouts but I told him to leave me alone.

He kept calling and texting and calling me all kinds of names and then he blocked me on hangouts. By the way his name is Steve Ramon (maybe)

Feb 17, 2019
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Michael alexander scott???
by: Anonymous

Did you know this guy? 52 years old, widower. He claims that he is a submarine engineer. One child in boarding school in Italy. Sounds like a scam.

Feb 17, 2019
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ROLAND SIMON
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had a Roland Simon contact them. Says he is from NJ, USA. Wanted to meet via POF.

Feb 16, 2019
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Richard Benson on Zoosk!
by: Anonymous

I am highly skeptical of men I connect with on dating sites but I had this handsome charmer contact me and decided to do some investigation on my own. I cannot believe the stories here on this site; these are exactly the lines he has been feeding me!

Says he is from Port Arthur, TX and I found that his phone number is one of those "google" numbers. I have been barraged with messages from him, "you are soooo pretty, beautiful, I am so glad you are a godly woman"; he practically has our future planned already!

Of course he is a "petroleum engineer" and as soon as he is done with his "contracts in California" he is going to retire in 2 weeks. He asks me all the time if I have "eaten" and "be sure to take care of yourself for me, pretty". His wife of 23 years "died of cancer 3 years ago" and he is "lonely" and looking for a church-going woman to spend his life with. I admit, I would loved to have believed him but nothing had added up and this site nailed his coffin shut for me!

I did a search with his photo at socialcatfish.com and it returned results of his photo on another site; totally different name and age and another site that looked like porn that I did not dare click on!

Thank you all so much for sharing! I thought I'd go along with him until he asked for money but I am going to block him right now. I am so sorry to read about other ladies misfortune of sending these loser-thieves money, please be careful out there, girls!!

Feb 15, 2019
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Re: Oil Rig Engineer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

What was your scammer's name, if you don't mind me asking? He sounds like the one who sent me a follow request on Twitter and went to Hangouts.

Feb 15, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

You can do what I did, which is type in the name of the scammer into Google Search, click on the Images tab, and you'll see that the picture he's using is that of another man.

Feb 15, 2019
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Lucas r jackson
by: Anonymous

Same mo as Donald Hedlund, wife died, no children, only child, no parents. Only then he lived in Goldberg Nevada. He’s a scammer, loved me, I was his heart beat, his wife.

He has broken English, used small I most of the time. He’s still waiting for me to get him home from the UK, London area.

He tells me to send whatever money I can to help him out of his predicament. He’ll be there for a long while.

Feb 15, 2019
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New name
by: Anonymous

I was contacted by a Lucasrjackson30 on Instagram who professed love within 24 hours. Wife died 6 years ago no children only child. English not bad. Claimed to live in Cumberland MD.

Feb 15, 2019
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OIL RIG ENGINEER
by: Anonymous

I READ THE COMMENTS ON THIS PAGE. I SAW ONE THAT SAID THEY WERE ABLE TO TRACE THE PICTURES THAT WERE USED. HOW DO YOU DO THAT AS I NEED TO SEE. I NEED TO SEE IF THE MAN I HAVE BEEN TALKING TO IS NOT THE ONE IN THE PICTURES.

Feb 15, 2019
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Djon't trust oil rig men!
by: Anonymous

I am currently talking to THREE men that claim to be on oil rigs. One is in the Gulf of Mexico, one is in Alaska and the other one is off the UK. They all have dead wives and kids. All but one has asked me for iTunes cards or money to buy text books for their kids. They are very sweet and talk the good talk.

When you don't give them money they become short and say you don't love them!

So do NOT send them any money! Chat away with them if you like for fun, but don't take them seriously! They all hit me up on Words With Friends and quickly ask me to chat on Hangouts.

Feb 15, 2019
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Same story Barry Howard
by: Anonymous

Same story but Barry Howard was his name

Feb 15, 2019
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Gabriel Matteo Greco
by: Almost got me

Is the name I was given. Very attractive sexy Italian-accent man. Same story as others below. Got a big contract with Exxon Mobil, needs 15K for shipment of goods. Showed me a fake bank account with a lot of money in it; therefore as soon as I could get him off that rig, he was going to come home and make me rich and take care of me and my children. There are apps to easily create a fake bank account!!! Then he "trusts" me to go in it to make a huge transfer, so that I saw the dollar figure, and he tries to use it as leverage, since he so willingly let me in his account.

Anyhow, I ALMOST fell for it.

Had I scraped that money together, expecting to be paid back when he pulls up in his Ferrari next week, it would have been devastating to my finances. He knows I'm already having money struggles.

Right now, I still have him on the hook; he doesn't know that I now know and I told him i may have some money soon. Is there a way that if I can get the bank account number he wants the money in, that I could get him caught?

Who do we report this to?

Feb 15, 2019
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Be Strong and Pass the word
by: Anonymous

I was alerted to the possibility of a dating scam by a friend who found this forum. My story is similar and she prompted me to check him (Rick Freeman) out on socialcatfish.com for a small introductory fee I was able to determine that his phone number (791)728-9365 was a VOIP and the typical untraceable phone access used by scammers and robocallers.

There was an ability to search by username, email and facial recognition. I found that scammer had 20 various usernames and aliases.
They are as follows:

Rick Freeman
Greg Rick Freeman
Benny Williams
Freddie Poldoski
Kyle W Norman
Frank Redden
Jeffery Meke
Clive Cromack
Alvin Thomas
Mark Benedict
Mark Gilleran
Derek Williams
Michael Heinrich
Frank Hopkins
Fredrick Brooke
Usernames:
Dave II
Stephen
Kinderheart444
PendleDave
Phillips
Mitchell

He used rickfreeman008@gmail.com

He said his daughter Gabby Greg (Gabrielle) had this email gabbysweet07@gmail.com cute little redhead used to convince me he was real. I'm positive the person replying was not the 16 year old that was advertised. I feel there were others involved in this scheme. Two photos used on dating sites had the same body but the heads was photo-shopped!

"we" found each other on C.Love, a Christian dating site. In my search I learned that he was scamming on other dating sites. Perfect Farmer, TenderSingles, TalkGator, badoo, and two overseas dating websites. "Rick" used a lot of bible scripture, sweet talk and love songs to woo me. He said all the things I wanted to hear.

Thank God I was able to figure this out before it went to far. Thank you for being here as a warning to others!

Feb 15, 2019
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MARC LEROY
by: Anonymous

Marc Leroy claims to be 55 and from Riverside, CA and is on Coffee meets Bagel dating site. Went to a "seminar" for nearly 10 days, as he was bidding on a contract to build an office complex in Cyprus. Even went so far as to tell me if he won, he'd be sent out of state and heading to Cyprus. (Last I knew Cyprus was NOT a state).

Sent pics of an "official" contract he was "awarded" with so many mis-spellings he needs to go back to "scammer school". The pictures do not reflect a man that is 55, but an older man. One with his "son" and "grandson". Couldn't remember simple details such as what I did for work (had to ask me 4 times), and if I had kids (asked me 3 times). And somehow, for someone who lives in California, he had to ask multiple times what time it was back in calif.

Not the brightest scammer I've encountered, and he didn't ask me for any money. Mainly, because I cut him off and blocked him after the picture of the "contract". A 10-year old could have done a better job of it actually looking "official".

His phone number is 951-430-2251 (VOIP #).

Feb 14, 2019
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To: Thomas Conroy
by: Anonymous

You did the right thing by blocking him on your cell phone AND, you can block him on Instagram if he tries to contact you that way. Make sure that your IG account is private. He will still be able to see you but cannot access your photos or the names of your followers and who you are following.

He may request you and that is when you can block him. If he is following you already, go in and delete him and block too.

Be aware that sometimes they use other phone numbers and can call your cell that way. It happened to someone I know.

She eventually had to change the cell phone number.

Stay alert and stay careful.

Feb 14, 2019
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I knew and played along for 2 weeks .. Had Hope LOL
by: Anonymous

Bradley R Howard contacted me via instagram. Widow as wife died of cancer and has 2 boys. From Denmark but grew up in Ohio. Currently lives in San Diego.

He never asked for money but I was waiting. 98% of me knew it was a scam. 2% of me wanted it not to be. LAME

They are good. Any given day I believed I was talking to like 3 people. They had different writing styles. Totally broken English.


Feb 13, 2019
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Thomas Conroy 607 218-4841
by: Anonymous

Oil Rig engineer from Norway. Claims to live in one town in NY but found Facebook identity from Baltimore. Claims he is widowed but couldn't provide his wife's correct name. Wouldn't talk about her as he was too "sensitive".

HE is sure I am the woman of his dreams without ever having met me. Ive blocked him on my cell, but he knows my Instagram.

What to do?

Feb 13, 2019
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J Harrison Miller Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

J Harrison Miller will find you on Instagram and quickly ask you to move to Hangouts. He says he is a Petroleum Engineer with YanChang Petroleum. He is widowed 3 1/2 years from his wife Ellen that was a nurse in Columbus OH. He has 2 children Daniel and Kathy, 17 and 12, story changes as to their boarding school.

He is on an oil rig in China. Long story short, he is charming and his story varies. He is a scammer. He let me video chat, although his camera was messed up, so of course I couldn't see him. He has a heavy Nigerian accent. He said he was raised in South Africa but later moved to the states.

He is quick with the answers, but doesn't remember what he says as I asked him so many questions. Be cautious. He never asked me for anything in the 3 weeks that we talked. He was funny. He knew I was skeptical from the start. I finally researched his stories and confronted him with all of different variations.

Steer Clear Ladies.

Feb 13, 2019
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2 more names
by: Anonymous

Add Paul Greenwood
AKA Travis Clayton
Aka Eltal Jemes

Feb 13, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Talked to this guy on Scroff and his name is Dennis Westley. He asked if we could chat on WhatsApp so I did and he said he was a widow and had 2 kids and worked on a oil rig but lived in Detroit. He did a lot of talk to get to know him then asked for a $50 ITunes card then a few days later said he was so sad his kids wanted a game so bad and needed a Google card and if I could help him I told him I cant so he started getting short with me on chat then I saw this scam on the news and sent him a nasty message and have not heard back so watch out for a Dennis Westley, built really good and has 2 little kids.

Hes on Scroff and WhatsApp

Feb 12, 2019
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Shawn Williams
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by a man who claimed his name was Shawn Williams but used Paul Hollywood photos and said he was on a oil rig in Dubai. He he took me for a lot of money! He took me to Viber instantly! and lied to me for 5 months. He claimed he had a daughter Sarah which were all pictures from different places.

I googled all the pictures and the numbers he used were 631-973-9031 and 831-205-1562.

he is a scammer!

Feb 12, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammers
by: Anonymous

You can also add the name Samuel Cooper and Daniel Eugene Hubor to the list. Same stories almost word for word as the ones above.

Feb 12, 2019
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Williams Henderson
by: Anonymous

I started talking to him on fb messenger then he told me to go on hangouts and he started asking me for 500 for his sons school Raphael. I told him no I didn't have it but he kept going on so I blocked him then I started talking to him again and I gave him 2500 back in January and he still didn't come so now he wants me to come up with another 500 but I told him I don't have it but he keeps saying I am hurting him because I don't trust him but I will never send anymore money out

Feb 11, 2019
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Henry McDorman
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the person who wrote Henry McDorman's name, e-mail, and phone number, (647) 493 6611, that sounds like a wireless phone number.

Feb 11, 2019
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To Nan and others
by: Wiser Now

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2146460598939791

Here is the link

Feb 11, 2019
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Nan
by: Anonymous

Facebppk has the site SCARS, not STARS.

Feb 11, 2019
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Nigeria Website
by: Anonymous

If Nigeria is arresting the men who are scammers, where is the money going to after they arrest these men?


Feb 11, 2019
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To South Florida
by: Anonymous

Hello there, your story sounds exactly the same as mine. A guy contacted me on LinkedIn in October, he then asked did I have whatsapp, I thought nothing of it and we started chatting on that platform. He told me he was a Catholic and attended mass every Sunday. He was a widow with a 11-year old son.

He quickly confessed his undying love for me, he said he had been praying for years for a lady like me. He was so loving, caring and manly towards me he even said he was jealous if men spoke to me.

Weeks went by and he said he had won a contract on an oil rig in Turkey and sure enough I did my research and two shallow wells were being drilled starting end Nov beginning of Dec. I never told him I researched it but I thought wow this is legitimate and he even emailed me the contract details assigned to him.

He also sent me the airline ticket which was leaving from Dulles airport to Istanbul. I even followed the flight on flight tracker when I stupidly thought he was on it.

He arrived at the oil rig and said that he would contact me everyday at 6pm UK time and 9pm Turkey time. I still believed him until one evening when he rang he told me that the paperwork from the Turkey government had been emailed to him and he had to pay 2% tax and not 1% that he had accounted for. I said I have no money and at that point he never asked me but weeks went by and he was up beat saying he was chipping away at the default as he had 40K and needed 70K.

The difference then got down to 3K, and he begged and even cried on the phone to me for me to get a loan on my car or borrow from family and friends, and when I refused he called me wicked and did I get pleasure out of seeing him beg?!

I never borrowed him any money the only thing I gave him was my heart and I feel so deflated and stupid as I am quite an educated gal. Looking back now I saw the red flags but he got me hook line and sinker!

Be careful people because all they want is your MONEY nothing else 😢

Feb 11, 2019
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To. Wiser Now
by: Nan

God bless you. I so feel for you.

Would you please tell me what Facebook STARS is. I tried to search for it but found nothing.

Feb 11, 2019
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Photos
by: Anonymous

I was conned as well but only pretending to be someone else. His name was Albert Rose, 3 children and wife was drug addict. Sent photographs of his family and his passport copy and then the contract from shell company worth $3,000,000 dollars. We exchanged messages everyday and sweet talked me and I replied as well.

First I was suspicious as the passport photo you are not allowed to smile but really is so convincing, next he sent me a photo supposedly him working on a site where not allowed phone calls as it is a dangerous flammable area so I understand. Then a few days later his phone is going to crash and he sent me a crashed report so I can see and he needs iTunes card worth £300 because it’s the only way of contacting you.

I replied to him sorry honey if you have a problem with your phone (on that day) the screen shot he sent me on that date was wrong. I image searched all his photos that were supposedly him and found out it’s all a scam and I sent it all back to him what I found but I keep still sending him messages sweet talk and poem and songs , so at the end we became friends for a while because I wanted to find out who he really is and suddenly he video called me and I managed to take a screenshot on his face He is only 25 years old from Nigeria and I really wanted him to change for the better and tried encouraging him to change but only for a while and this time he asked me for some money only £300 but I said to him why so little and I will make it £1,000 only on one condition that he will send his account number, address and real name otherwise the deal is off and he replied he could not do.

But before I blocked him I asked him how many people he managed to con and he replied only 5 all men. Luckily he did not get any penny from me.

Feb 10, 2019
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Beware of Joshua Smith and Prince Murphy
by: Anonymous

Well ladies you're not alone. I’m married and I was feeling lonely and along came Prince Murphy and it started when he was in London and needed money for tickets for his kids plane tickets to Nigeria. He was an oil engineer and widowed and needed help so after he promised to pay me back I sent him $400, then he needed help getting money from a friend to his agent in Nigeria.

Before I knew it in gifts and fees I had spent $5000 on this idiot.

After several months and failed promises to come to see me I refused to answer his texts and emails. Then I met con artist number two, he was not quite as bad or so I thought but again this one was an oil engineer and widowed with two daughters. At first he didn’t ask for money, he was in Germany going to Nigeria to work. See a pattern, I did too, after promising that he loved me, then came the asking me for money. I stopped answering his emails and texts then back in December he started texting me telling me I hurt him.

After much discussion he stated he was off the coast of Germany and was going to be going to Canada. I never knew when he went to Canada all of a sudden he was there. Then there was an accident and his workers got burned and he had to pay for the damage to the rig at the tune of $65,000 and he was going to have it sent to me to send to him, his last work, transfer the money to him before the police caught on.

When I asked him if he was doing something illegal of course he did not answer, just wanted the money. Ladies I don’t know what Joshua’s real name was it could be Logan smith or not just don’t trust these jerks

Feb 10, 2019
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Low down dirty dog
by: Anonymous

He is going by the name Peter Marcus. He said he was from Dallas Texas and his wife died 2 years of cancer and his daughter Stella was 14 yrs. old and at a boarding school there in Dallas Texas. The first month was okay.

Around the fifth week he stared with how he had 10 more barrow's to get and he would be on his way home. To make this long story short, he is on an oil rig in Switzerland. His pager is low on minute's and he doesn't have a way to get one and could I go and get him one. Well I just said no then he starts with the sweet talk and it was honey, babe, my love, all that. Then he said I understand the mess he's in and he wants to be able to talk to our daughter Stella. Then Stella has been in a bad wreck and she's in bad shape and she could die and he need's to talk to the doctor's.

Well he wanted a $50.00 ITune card. I just changed the subject. I started asking about why he didn't sound like Texas people (he sounds like he was from Iran or something) and he asked why was I asking all these questions. I just want to know you better and was his last name Marcus and his attitude changed then. Well then I became the Queen of his heart, the love of his life and he wants to spend the rest of his life with me by his side and if I dont he doesn't want to live any more.

So now I don't know what he's going to do because I'm done. I deleted and blocked an uninstalled hangout.

Let's say I am a wise woman.

Feb 10, 2019
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To Anyone game i
by: Anonymous

Would you be willing to share more info 're oil rig contractor off Irish coast? Would describe man in photos? Any children? Where born and where currently living in states? Phone number he is using. Will also share info if you have questions. Thank you in advance for your help

Feb 10, 2019
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Oil Rig Engineer Scam from Match.com
by: South Florida

OMG, does this hurt!! Met thru match.com using the name of Alfred Hansen from Norway, here in the states for about 10 years. Told me everything I wanted to hear, So kind, So Loving. I thought we are moving too fast and he would always reply that we were destined. He told me he had prayed for 2 years for God to send him a Godly Woman and he was convinced that it was me. My match.com profile stated I go to Church. He told me he was a christian man and when I asked him what church he goes to he gave me a catholic church that was a bit further away from where he said he lived. But I thought, what do I know maybe he travels that far for church.

Then he had to fly to San Francisco the next day to prepare for the Oil Rig Engineer Contract he was presenting. On day 4 he told me he won the bid and was flying from California directly to
Alaska the next day. I thought odd, you traveled to California with all your gear, luggage, and warm clothing not knowing you would win the bid? That truly should have been the moment I realized something didn't smell right, but he was so loving!!! Everything I wanted to hear.

When he arrived in Anchorage Alaska. the Cell service was limited to Text Only and Internet Service down completely. Thought odd, but hey what do I know. Many more very Sweet loving conversations continued for weeks and then he needed to order supplies to complete his job and he would be done ahead of time. Asked me to coordinate email communications with a Steel Company in China, Hiengi Steel,
https://hijsteel.com

I placed the order for a +1M in materials and then he said he needed me to transfer the monies from his personal bank account to the Steel Company. I didn't feel comfortable and told him he must know someone who he trusted to do this and he replied He Trusted me. So I did the wire transfer from his bank account held at Suis Capital Bank http://suiscapital.com, located in Liverpool United Kingdom to the Steel Company in China.

The Bank Website looked very legit as did the security steps necessary to transfer monies to steel company. I remember him specifically stating to use Microsoft Edge for the Internet Browser. I usually use chrome and he said Microsoft Edge was better and more secure. What did I know?

The Rep from the Steel Company provided me their bank information. Now it is time to pay for shipping and he is short monies. He tells me he needs to borrow monies and did recieve $90k that deposited into his account, but he is now short $15k.

He starts pressing me for the monies for what I thought was odd because he was aware of my financial situation. He then pressed me to take a loan against my car and sell jewelry. From time to time he would ask me if I were home and I thought to myself, that is odd, why is he asking me if I am home.

He kept pressing me and then he told me he was worried he would run out of minutes on his cell service and didn't want to lose connection with me. I am thinking well this doesn't make a lot of sense, how could you not be better prepared that in 1 month time you would have no more minutes. I told him well what do you want me to do with the Steel Company if they email me back asking when is the remaining $15k going to arrive. He is somewhat perturbed that I wasn't that worried about losing a connection with him and I said well it is more important to take care of the Steel Order from China than to talk to me.

Then he tells me if I go get an Itunes Gift Card he can use that for cellular minutes. I dont know anything about Itune Cards other than my kids use them for music. I respond back, well if you dont have internet how can you use the itune gift card? He never answered stating he lost cell connection when we text the next day. He wants $300 on an Itune Gift Card and I told him none of that was possible.

We continued to text back and forth with some loving messages and other messages that I should borrow monies in order to get to him so he can get his supplies and come home. I tell him I asked everyone I know and researched online. He originally told me he owned his condo in Hallandale and I told him he could get a line of credit on that and then the story changed, that I misunderstood that it was his friends condo he was living at. He pressed me to get a loan taken out on my car and thought odd, why doesn't he mention his own transportation? His match.com profile stated he did well financially but he does not have a bank account here in florida? In all honesty,this just goes to show you how vulnerable I was because the Red Flags were waving.

I told him that everything I own was held jointly with my ex-husband until settlement was reached. That took the pressure off from asking me to do anymore. We resumed sweet messages all the while stating he didn't know what he was going to do.

Then my girlfriend sent me the link to this website, Oil Rig Engineer for Dating Scam and I thought to myself, No way! I am not a stupid woman. The moment I read one of the comments on this site about "Itune" Gift Card my heart sank to the bottom of the floor. I was doing my research and homework and thought it was odd I could not trace the existence of this man I loved on the internet.

I searched Public Records six ways from sundown and well as Engineering License. But then I got torn in a different direction and never followed thru, for this man was so loving to me.

Now I am reading all the comments on this site and I know what to do and I need to know more about the Steel Company in China and Bank in the United Kingdom. I call Godaddy.com and ask who holds the domain for the Steel Company,
https://hijsteel.com. They tell me it is held with another Registar by the name of: https://www.namecheap.com .

I said OMG what did you say? I was told this was a legit Registry Company but I knew at the moment I was a victim, for what legitimate company would use a registrar company by "Name Cheap.com".

I contacted them and they have no phone # to reach customer service only "Website Chat" I ask who is the owner of the steel company website and how long has that been in existence. They give limited information and that is when I asked the next question. Are you the Registration Company as well for the domain name: https://suiscapital.com and the answer was YES, omg!!!!!!

I have been taken advantage of by the man who loved me and wanted to share a life with me and so many other wonderful thing was no more than a predator. I am freaking out. I copy the bank address from the website and copy into google search and up comes "aa419 Fake Site View", OMG. I told you I use Chrome for my browser and I copy the website of the bank, Suiscapital.com and my entire Screen turns RED with DECEPTIVE SITE AHEAD, ATTACKERS ON SUISCAPITAL.COM MAY TRICK YOU INTO DOING.

Here I sit so heartbroken, so vulnerable, so stupid for I saw the Red Flags but he was so loving to me. I notify Match.com

I was lucky that I never sent money or anything to him, as this man I was falling in love with. Things could have been a whole lot worse but I do feel discouraged because all I wanted was to fall in love and be loved.

Good Luck to Everyone, I hope sharing what happen to me will help others.

Feb 10, 2019
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Ashamed and humiliated.
by: Anonymous

You are not alone. I lost my life savings and most of my IRA because I believed in one. Hes left me in such a state of confusion that I have not been able to even figure out how to recover. Now looking to find a home that I can afford and pay my bills for another 15 years or sooner. He was the first person I'd had friend me after I lost my husband and didn't know anything about scammers.

I only wish I had before I met him online. Soon my IRA will be gone and I will be forced to sell my home. All of this stress has caused me multiple problems with my health. I over eat because of worry, I cannot sleep and when I do I wake up dreaming about how I will survive. I have all kinds of papers I've been asked to fill out but don't know what they want.

I'm completely confused and wish someone was available to help me file forms. I filled out a police report, and they told me it was out of their jurisdiction.

NOW WHAT?

Feb 10, 2019
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Too : please do us a favor
by: Wiser Now

I too am a victim of an oil rigger engineer scam. He came to me on Twitter. I was at a lonely time in my life wondering what to do with the last quarter of life then he started getting romantic with me and he took about ten years of my savings account and then I found the truth like a lot of us victims here.

We need to fight against the social media sites as the scammers are on many and nothing is safe from them on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, Coffee meeets bagal, POF, LinkedIn, and even the Christian sites as the scammers are everywhere.

There are too many victims sadly. Facesbook has STARS and it is helpful but still the scams go on and on.

I am thankful for this sites but is was a little to late when I found this as my money was gone and my heart was screaming in brokenness and tears and sleeplessness.

The scammer would have totally destroyed me if I met his demands but my heart was warning me loudly. The social media sites sell ads and the more numbers the better for them so it is all about money for them so we as victims need to get in there and post warnings and get to the head of the company to have them police their networks and our government needs to come against their governments and protect us and put them in prison.

Google too needs to know what the scammers are doing across the globe. Somehow we need to fight back against scams so please think of ways we can do this as we are smart and we are strong and we are beautiful as I was told at the beginning of recovery.

Warn everyone.

God bless you all

Feb 10, 2019
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Getting Rid!
by: Anonymous

Well although my scammer Morgan Moukelly didn't get any money out of me and resorted to name calling, I knew he could still read my comments although he didn't answer them. The way I got rid of him was by telling him that I had contacted ExxonMobil he was supposedly working for to check up on him and that I was waiting for their response.

Well funnily enough, he blocked me! Game over! On the ExxonMobil website it actually warns you about scammers and under no circumstances should you send money to someone you have never met.

Ladies please don't fall for their promises and flattery. I know it's hard because you fall for the photos and pray that they are for real, but they're not!

Stay strong and don't fall for their lies.

Feb 10, 2019
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Anyone's game
by: Anonymous

To the person who wrote Anyone's Game- Beware dear definitely a scam. These idiots would have changed their name, so block him. Dont fall into their love story scam to reap money from you.

Tell him off and block him.

Feb 10, 2019
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Please Do Us A Favour
by: Anonymous

Christiandating.com website need to be scrutinized. I don't see any genuine persons there. We Asians too got scammed. Need to stop all this to fool and cheat poor ladies who are widow, single and so on.

Watch out for Paul Williams claims to be Ops Oilfield contractor from San Francisco. I am sure they disguise in many form to take poor ladies for a ride.

Please stop this

Feb 10, 2019
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WWF, POF, etc.
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I was wondering when someone would mention that we are women living around the world as well as in the United States. In any case, thank you. I'm with you on putting these dating and social media sites on blast where romance scams are concerned. SCARS and Advocating4U are also putting these dating and social media sites on blast.

Feb 09, 2019
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Any help needed. I’m here.
by: Ashamed and Humiliated

Any help needed? Here for anyone who needs help.
I’m still trying to stay in off the ledge.
My scammer has ruined me!

Feb 09, 2019
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Anyone's game
by: Anyone game i

I'm chatting with someone who says he is a oil rig contractor in Ireland and needs money to fix his rig. I've been reading and I'm sure it a scam. He says he is 52 yrs old and a widow. I'm wondering if anyone knows him. He goes by gaberial or Bernard moorman. I met him on Facebook and that account is closed and everything he is telling me sounds like everything you all are saying.

Please help me

Feb 09, 2019
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Dating scam show on TV February 9
by: Anonymous

Ladies, on TV tonight, Feb 9 on the Oxygan channel at 8 pm EST is a true story about a dating scam. It is titled "Seduced by Evil." She was contacted on the dating site MyTime.com.

Feb 09, 2019
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Numbers
by: Anonymous

I’m on a mission to help us out!

Feb 08, 2019
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Match, Tinder, POF, Etc...
by: Anonymous

Hey ladies we all live in the US and other Countries who are getting scammed, so I’m going to put up fliers where I can blast these dating websites and put this site on the fliers to stop these scammers and maybe they will start listening when they start losing business. We just have to put it our there to get this across to the dating and Facebook site.

They are not going to do anything so we need to!

Feb 08, 2019
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WWF scammer
by: Anonymous

Add Laim Corey to your list of scamners playing words with friends. He said he is a registered oil contractor with Shell petroleum out of Vancouver Canada.

Feb 08, 2019
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David Richardson tel nr +1 737-204-7929
by: Anonymous

Hi, I am very glad that i have found this site!
He/they are now "working" in Poland as well!
"MY" rig engineer is from Austin, Texas, he is 3 years widowed with no children, 49 years old and have his own car selling business. He wrote to me on LinkedIn, took my email address and wrote me some bulls about how beautiful i am etc and he is looking for a longterm relationship blablabla.

Long story short I asked him to Send me his id picture because I didn't believe him and he didn't of course. He claimed that he didn't use Fb and on LinkedIn his name is David Mahatma. He use pics of A middle age man, tall, Blue eyes beard, quite handsome.

I am sure now that he is a rig scam!

Be careful Ladies!

Feb 08, 2019
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Started with word with friends game
by: Anonymous

First he was polite exchanges messages and then they ask you for your email and WhatsApp. Suddenly he just won a contract but it depends where you are like if you are in England he just got a contract in like Scotland. Then the fun begins. He sent supposedly a copy of his American passport so you believed in him. They usually use handsome innocent mens photos and supposedly their children too. And suddenly bingo after a few days of chatting you fall for him.

They will demand to get an iTunes card because it’s the only way to contact you and it’s going to crash his phone and immediately an iTunes card. Luckily for me I’ve seen it coming. I did an image search of the photo he sent me and bingo the photo he uses is fake and it’s from the internet.

But what I did is keep him on and he was the one chasing me and calling me because he was falling for me. Instead of me falling for him it’s the other way round.

Feb 08, 2019
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Cell Phone Numbers
by: Anonymous

I gave my scammer my cell phone number and nothing ever happened. We conversed back and forth for 9 months. He had in total six different phone numbers (4 overseas, 1 in Canada and the other in the midwest USA). The FTC told me that the four overseas UK numbers were all scamming numbers.

He also has my address and again nothing has ever happened. Maybe I should knock on wood with regard to all of this?!

Feb 08, 2019
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Use of cell phone numbers.
by: Anonymous

My son pays for my cell phone so I have a way to contact him. I gave the scammer my number when Yahoo.com was ended. My son called and asked who I had been talking to all over the world as he was charged in excess of $600. dollars one month. It seems the scammers have a way of using your cell phone number to contact other women and men to give them their sob stories.

My son ended up having my number changed after the nuisance calls started from the IRS and every other game they are running. I made a mistake and gave him my home address and found out it had been stolen by the scammer and some guy in New York City was given a ticket and it was sent to my home.

PLEASE LADIES. DO NOT BE FOOLED AS I WAS. I HONESTLY NEVER THOUGHT SOMEONE WOULD CONTACT ME AFTER I LOST MY HUSBAND BUT THEY HAVE A CENTRAL PERSON WHO SEARCHES FOR ALL OF US WHO THEY THINK ARE VULNERABLE AND I AM A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN WHO FELL FOR THEIR LINE, WHILE STILL MOURNING THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND.

Feb 08, 2019
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Email from Baruch Shalev
by: Anonymous

Just received an email from Baruch Shalev email address is baruchshalev60@gmail.com. Said he saw my profile on linked in and it touched a soft spot in his heart. Says it would rock his world if I emailed him back. Included a photo of man with a beard who appears to be a physician. Don't fall for it peeps! There is a man named Baruch Shalev but it isn't the man in the photo I received.

Feb 08, 2019
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Williams Hendrikson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I will be on the lookout and beware of this Williams Hendrikson. Thank you for the heads up. :)

Feb 08, 2019
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Williams Hendrickson
by: Anonymous

He also been asking for more and more money but I refuse and he said he is 54 years old with a six year old son. I have done a background check and he is actually 41 so beware of this person

Feb 07, 2019
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

None of my scammers ever asked me for my cell phone number, because I don't own a cell phone. Even if they asked me for a landline number, I wouldn't give it to them. However, two of them asked for money to help them get home and one asked me to receive money and keep it with me, which I also refused to do.

It's always when they find themselves in sticky situations, like the ones I mentioned before and sound familiar, that something stinks about them.

Feb 07, 2019
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Oil Rig Corrupt Scammers
by: Anonymous

Do not give them money. This has to stop. A Nigerian answered this Question. What do you do with itunes cards. Sell them for cash. So itunes have nothing to do with your phone or keeping it
connected. ANSWER NO.

THEY ARE CORRUPT CROOKS.
PLEASE POST THEIR NAMES
ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS.

PLEADE DO NOT GIVE THEM
THE LIGHT OF DAY.

Feb 07, 2019
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Cell phone number
by: Anonymous

To the person who asked, did anything happen to your cell phone after giving your number to the scammer. In my case, We called each other back and forth and I used my cell phone and he called me at my cell phone number. It has been 5 days since I was blocking him and nothing that I know of has happened with my phone.

I have the type of phone in which you cannot block calls.

Feb 07, 2019
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One wants to marry the scammer!!!
by: Maribella

I know someone who is a divorced professional with children who is actually wearing an engagement ring which is fake I bet. And The oil refinery plus oil company database says he doesn’t exist!!!

What can I do to tell this lady she is about to get taken to the cleaners.

Feb 07, 2019
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Oil rig
by: Anonymous

I met online a guy who called himself William Brian or William Ragle. Said he was from Idaho, originally from Texas. Was seemingly a widower who died in a car accident with his son. He is a structural engineer doing oil rig installations. He was sweet to me and we talked a lot. Seemed holes in his story but I overlooked them.

He wanted me to transfer his funds for him which was a red flag and I refused as he said he had no internet. He was in the Netherlands on a rig. He got mad but kept talking to me thru text. Few times on phone had strong accent. Then he said he was sending me his money because his bank would not let him do a deposit. I reluctantly agreed. Then the Great Wall courier starts calling me for the customs and tax id and money of 540 dollars needed.

Cash only to Florida address but I refused but he and the courier kept Pressuring me and I finally had to tell this guy no and block.

Feb 07, 2019
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Amsterdam
by: Anonymous

I met William Brian Ragle on friend finder. We started taking And texting after I gave him my phone number. He loved me and promised me everything, said he was from Idaho, but originally from Texas. IS a structural engineer and Works with oil rig installations, wanted me to check email for him. Seemingly had no Internet on the rig he was working on which he said was in Amsterdam.

I Believed him and talked to him and text him but never checked his emails then he finally asked for money and said he was sending me a package and will I receive it for him and he needed the money for customs. I had great wall courier service texting me asking for cash money of $540. He was very sweet to me and I trusted him but I finally realized I was getting duped and dumped him and never gave the money thank God

Feb 07, 2019
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Stolen ID from actor Matthew Vecera
by: Anonymous

BEWARE!!! An impostor is using the above identity to defraud women. He is using the name Henry Mcdorman, email: henrymcdorman55@gmail.com and phone #: (647) 493-6611

He lies about going to work on an oil rig in Scotland and at some point need Itune gift card to be able to keep in touch with you.


Feb 07, 2019
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Williams hendrickson
by: Anonymous

He started being a charmer. I trusted him then he started asking for Itune cards. I sent him 2500 dollars. He said he would pay it back but never did. He wants more and he asked to go on hangouts but never again HES A SCAMMER. I ASKED HIM TO VIDEO CHAT HE REFUSED BEWARE LADIES

Feb 07, 2019
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Phone Numbers
by: Anonymous

I am communicating with a scammer now via Hangouts. He keeps insisting I give him my cell phone number.

He is not content with the Hangouts voice. I think he wants my number so he can do a reverse image.

I tried two reverse images with my number and, of course, you have to pay, but it does show the city I live in.

Is it possible he wants to get my address? And, for what reason? Also, can he hack into the phone?

All legitimate questions. And I think I know the answers but would love to hear if anyone has given a scammer their personal cell phone numbers and what, if anything, happened?

I have no intention of giving it to him and have not yet confronted him with the fact that I know what he is all about.

Waiting for your responses.

Thank you.

Feb 07, 2019
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Gas and pipeline scam
by: Anonymous

Does the name James Thanh sounds familiar to you guys? This guy is supposedly having a contract with KCA Deutag. He is currently in turkey. He scammed my sister 28000 Australian dollars.

Please beware and share

Feb 06, 2019
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

Thomas Harper, phone number 210-622-2644, a big scammer who said he was from Denver, and had a big contract in Beirut, something of course went wrong and if I didn't send large sums of money I would be responsible for his death as he was getting death threats.

He even had his so called daughter call me, because she just couldn't afford to send that much money. The name she used was Sophie # 720-729-7909. I Did send a small amount of money once but he kept needing more and more. I didn't fall for it. He was on the dating site POF I reported it but he's still on there. Sad.

Feb 06, 2019
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RED FLAGS
by: Anonymous

It never ceases to amaze me at the common denominators these scammers have. "Hello pretty, dear, honey. What do you seek here" (when on a dating site). "Have you eaten. Do you live alone. Do you have kids. Do you work. Can you hear me?".

These are ALL ways of manipulating conversations regarding FINANCIAL means. When they ask you "can you hear me?". NEVER NEVER EVER tell ANYONE "Yes" or Yes I can" to ANY question they may ask. They can take and use that "YES" to gain financial info on ANYONE. These people are GOOD at what they do, and can take a phone conversation, splice it up, and call banks to obtain money. Get rid of the "YES" when starting any conversation with ANY of them.

Ever notice how long it takes a scammer to get back to you via a dating site chat, or a text? That's because they're "working" others and it takes time to get back to you. Yet, they'll say their computer/phone locked up; had to go to the restroom; a friend stopped by; had to take a call; etc. The list goes on.

Also take note of certain coincidences. They spell yogurt "yoghurt"; they leave out the "a, is, on and at" in sentences; they ALWAYS want to know "what do you seek here". Ever heard of ANY 60-65 year old in the military on a dating site that CANNOT speak decent English? Not happening.

A new one---a guy who CLAIMED to work as a Deputy sales for Costco and CLAIMS he is NOW an Information Analyst for the USAF.

Finally--their occupations: Engineers, self-employed, gemologists, contractors, and government employees. All TOO easy to Google and get a quick job description as ANY of those can encompass any job.

DON'T fall for these scam artists. They're NOT on a dating site or messaging you via FB or IG; they're out to get your money, your house, and leave you destitute. If you want companionship, join a club, see what's available in your local area, and go OUT. Save your money for YOU, and not THEM.

BTW--if you HAVE to be on a dating site, play their game. Get a VOIP (Google) phone number, (never give them your own number), carry on a conversation, and ask THEM for money. Trust me--they disappear quicker than you can count to 10.

It's just easier to BLOCK THEM.

Feb 05, 2019
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To Whelan Barry Nixon
by: Anonymous

The person who wrote on the guy asking for bank account. Please don't give it and don't fall for this creep. Be safe dear.

Feb 05, 2019
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Report them
by: Anonymous

Here is a new number of a oil rigger engineer scammer 1 161 850 7008 and when I Googled it said it is out of Manchester UK. That makes since because my scammer said he worked off the Shetland Islands in the North Sea. His name could be any name but when he scammed me it was someone called Jeff Blake and Kenneth Duncan with stolen images and a fake profile.

They go after middle aged successful women everywhere across the globe doing romance scams.
When he called another number I had I heard a lot of male voices in the background and it sounded like a "boiler room chatting going on " and in my minds eye I could see many black men on devices talking.

They will get what their deeds deserve. Please report all you find to www.anyscam.com and www.actionfraud.com also www.scamhaters.com so post it all on them. I lost money and was heart broken but when I see them as they are, a warrior sword comes out and I will fight back.
Please if you are a victim get help or if just toying with these criminals and very evil scammers you are enabling them to scam more innocent women. They are not who you think they are and a matter of fact if you knew who you exposed your heart too and your inner secrets you would be very dangerously appalled and shameful of your self.

So if they say oil rig engineer and widowed and lonely all that is to try to get you to feel sorry for them. They do not care but only to deceive women everywhere and steal their money by false means.

There is no patty caking with the scammers.
Report and block them as there is great evil going on.

When innocent women lose their life savings or homes to liars and robbers brokenness leads some wonderful women to hand themselves or do themselves in to death and misery for the rest of their natural life.

Take care of number one "YOU"
God bless to peaceful days from a victim

Feb 05, 2019
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Re: David Morgan
by: Anonymous

The first man that contacted me used the same picture of the man in the green shirt with the stairs behind him. I did a reverse image and it came up with the tag "oil rig scammer". He used the name Donald Picford but the same pictures.

I don’t know who the poor man is who’s pictures are constantly being used, but I hate that they also include his children. Does anyone know who he really is and if he has been told about all of this?

Feb 05, 2019
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Alexander Hwrman
by: Anonymous

Beware as he states he's in the army based in Palestine but says he lives in TX according to his FB page which never has any postings. After 2 weeks of talking he asked to send Itunes card because he can't get one in another country. He will take forever to answer when talking on the line so you know he is talking to other poor souls who are being taken advantage of.

Please girls don't fall for the BS and if anyone has communicated with him please let us know, and NEVER FALL for their fake emotions.

Feb 05, 2019
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SCAMMERS
by: Anonymous

Williams Galbraith contacted me on Facebook last night so decided to check that name and look what I found. PHOTOS STOLEN!!

Vyson Galbraith; James Galbraith; Chandler Galbraith; Frank Galbraith; Max Galbraith; Johnson Galbraith; Galbraith Williams James; Alex Galbraith; Stephen Galbraith (URL King Hassan); Thomas Galbraith (URL Mac Casio); Williams Galbraith (URL Dickson Adukpo)

All these names are scammers if you are talking to any of them do yourself a favor and block and report these names as you wont regret it.

They are not here for love but your money

Feb 05, 2019
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WWF CHARMER
by: Anonymous

Daniel Fred (Morgan) professes his live quickly. Phoenix AZ list wife two kids 12 years the oldest, lost his wife to cancer 3 years ago. Not scammed. Drawn in until now and saw this Site as I was researching. Ladies be warned.

Feb 05, 2019
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Re: Dave Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To Anonymous,

I don't blame you for trying to put your experience with this Dave Morgan behind you. I'm with you.

Feb 05, 2019
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Samuel Cooper, connected through Facebook. Bahamian petroengineer currently on contract in the gulf. States lives in San Francisco, but provided me a number from Baltimore. Always telling me how beautiful I was, when he has never met me, and him finding the woman of his hopes and dreams after being supposedly 7 years a widower.

Began quickly discussing a possible future for us including the features our home might have. From the start there were too many inconsistencies and lacks information. Research led me here. Fortunately before I got my hopes up too high, but with it never would have come down to my sending money or disclosing financial information. If we had come down to actually arranging to meet, would not have been his place or mine, as I made it very clear too.

Discovering this site, only about two weeks into our online ‘relationship‘ shared with him and let him know the jig was up. So much for my having met the man of my hopes and dreams after a long lonely spell, but with me too practical and cynical to take at face value. No matter how seemingly enticing.

Lessons for us all.

Feb 05, 2019
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

I did not get to a point I was asked for money. A FB connection was coming on so strong to me I decided to further check him out based on our conversations, what was not disclosed, etc. and so delving online, found this site. Amazing but admittedly not surprising the similarities to some of what he told me.

Immediately ended contact with him, informing him also of findings. We were only about two weeks into our ‘relationship’ with him already discussing the type of house we might eventually share, him praising my beauty, without having met me, etc. Quickly raising red flags, along with else.

Feb 04, 2019
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Matt Franklin
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That phone number is from Northridge, California and I agree with the person who answered you that it's a land line. I have never talked with this Matt Franklin, but the story is a variation on the ones I've heard from other scammers.

Feb 04, 2019
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I meet this man on a dating site thats very nice but i can find him
by: Anonymous

How can I upload a picture of what he sent me. He wants my banking information so he can wire money to my account. What should I do.

Please help.

Whelan Barry Nickson from Spring Texas is his name HELP.

Feb 04, 2019
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To OneThirdCultureKid—re Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

I looked on the romance website where you saw Dave Martin, but did not see his name or the photo. Was just curious.

Am trying to put all this behind me.

Feb 04, 2019
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VOIP NUMBERS
by: Anonymous

They ALWAYS use VoIP phone numbers. Easily obtained. You can check the phone number by using phonevalidator.com. If its not a landline or cellphone, block them

Feb 04, 2019
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Phine number
by: Anonymous

This number is out of California and is a landline. They use a VOIP and I know when I checked on one of my scammers the origination was in a business area.

Feb 04, 2019
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Matt Franklin 747 202 9795 scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone received any online chat with him and his number is 747 202 9895. Says he is an oil rig independent contractor but needs $100 000 to fix the rig do he can come home. He says he's in Cuba but lives in USA but won't state where.

Started in Nov 3028 but I have blocked him but just came across this page and don't want to see the poor soul being taken for

He got the wrong girl when he tried to pull this scam on me. I share no info or send no money. They make enough money and have insurance. Just be aware and don't fall for them.

Please respond if you have dealt with this scammer before

Feb 04, 2019
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Travis Gary
by: Anonymous

I finally got to speak with my scammer which has been over a year and he tried to tell me that was not him.

What gave him away is he always use the word Rubbish and Bloody and that is exactly what he used to text me.

He told me I was a "bloody idiot thief" AH. He shut his phone down, and this is the why I request the phone's because they can run, but they can't hide.

They are stupid and greedy.

Feb 04, 2019
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Anyone know a Jasper Collins?
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked with a Jasper Collins from Facebook. He supposedly lives in Lawton Ok and was in Real Estate. Last week he claimed to fly to Italy to oversee an Oil drilling project. Long story short I get an email asking and expecting to help him financially preferably $10,000. When we first started chatting my red flags came up when he asked for two $50.00 Amazon Cards.

I will admit he is a smooth talker, but he never got a dime from me. His cell # is 405-261-9086. After the email asking for the money I hadn't attempted to talk to him. It amazes me the lengths these people go to!

Feb 04, 2019
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Re: Dave Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I found Dave Morgan on www.romancescam.com. A lot of women have posted their experiences being victims of his scams. His travel to West Africa to work on an oil rig sounds familiar because the guy calling himself "Dennis Marguilles" was supposedly working on an oil rig in West Africa, also. When I asked my scammer where in West Africa this oil rig was, he said it was in Ghana.


Feb 03, 2019
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David Collins
by: Anonymous

David Collins is a Words with Friends player who uses all the same stories related here. Falls in love, goes to a rig, mom needs meds, he can’t get off rig without paying his agent, and finally has pain in his heart. He likes iTunes or Google Play gift cards.

I fell for the first card but then started checking online about scams so I lucked out. His WWF picture is of a nice looking man wearing a tux casually, bow tie untied and he claims to be from Norway and is a "God fearing man" which was another clue. His occupation was geologist in oil/petroleum field.

I tried Spokeo and Tin Eye and got no hits or information to identify him but I blocked anyway after the stories here were almost word for word to what he texted me.

Feb 03, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

After emailing with "Dave Morgan" for 11 days and talking on the phone, I finally realized it was a scam and blocked him. Today I googled oil rig scammer and found 5 or 6 photos of this person who was pictured on the Facebook page "Dave Morgan’s". One photo the man had on a green shirt with staircase behind him and under the photo was vtwctr,.org, and the several other photos had topsimages.com underneath.

After 11 days of emails and phone calls, I blocked him. So happy I did not transfer money to Atlas Insurance. Most photos had no name with them, but one had a different person’s name—-sorry, I didn’t write it down.

Feb 02, 2019
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Karl Henderson
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard from this man who says he’s from Celle Germany and has 2 children Rose age 18 and Jonathan age 13. I can hear in the background a noise like a generator or fuel tank and he says he’s in Calgary and that he is a proud German man but all the investigations that I have done says he’s Nigerian.

When I confront him he gets mad and tells me he is going to stop talking to me. He made a mistake and sent me a text meant for someone else and it said I’m a broke nigga. Thats when I truly believe he is Nigerian.

If anybody knows anything about him please let me know

Feb 02, 2019
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David Mason
by: Anonymous

Has anyone chatted with David Mason. The story sounds just like the ones in this Site. Good I searched!!

Feb 02, 2019
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the $2000,000 loser
by: Anonymous

Thanks to the advice of persons on this site, I sent off my report to the FTC this morning. The "mules" and "scammers" need to be stopped.

Thanks again.

Feb 02, 2019
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Re: Michael Stewart
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Pinterest and through regular phone texts, got it.
This Michael Stewart sure uses a lot of apps to talk to women, doesn't he?

Feb 02, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

I have blocked Dave Morgan on Facebook, but my Gmail doesn’t have a contact page as such. Will ask someone for help. I really have sympathy for all who were scammed.

Feb 01, 2019
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Michael Stewart
by: Anonymous

One third kid

I think it was through pinterest, but now they communicate through regular phone texting.

Feb 01, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

Another lady had a very similar story on here. I’ll repost if I can find it. As to the blocking I think you do it through contacts and blocking their number.

Do not send money to anyone online that you have not met and do not know.

Feb 01, 2019
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To Frustrated
by: Anonymous

Call the banks. That is what I did. I only had one to report but talk with the bank involved directly. As long as you have the name of the mule, the address, and the account and routing info you can report. Also report directly to the FTC. Do Not Let Them Get Away With it.

Feb 01, 2019
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To: $200,000 Gone
by: Anonymous

Please tell us that you reported the mule to the FTC AND THE BANK! Do not let them get away with it. Yes, the money is probably gone, but for the sake of all that is holy, REPORT. This makes me sick to think these disgusting predators are getting away with this. Just blows my mind.

Let us know that you did the right thing. Report also to the FTC. The mule will be investigated and hopefully convicted and go to jail!

Feb 01, 2019
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$200,000 gone just like that
by: Anonymous

User name: Nicolas A.
phone: 234-214-6657
Used many "mules"
Largest amount of money
($82,890 in various increments) sent to:

Carole L. Hernandez
CITIBANK Acct. # 9145309410
ABA Routing #266086554
19501 Biscayne Blvd.
Adventura, FL 33180

Feb 01, 2019
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Frustrated
by: Anonymous

I could just cry. I spent more than two hours this morning with my report, adding bank account info on various mules. Then a disturbing voice came on and said I was at my limit but did not give me the chance to type the word "celery" to show I was a human. What a big waste of my time.

Feb 01, 2019
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Re:Michael Stewart
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Yes, that part about working on an oil rig sounds familiar, combined with the promise that he'll come and visit you. This Michael Stewart sounds rather dodgy and tell your friend to block him. What site did she meet him on, if you don't mind me asking?

Jan 31, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

Hello. I have pictures of Dave Morgan and he too is on words with friend's and he is a scammer. If he is the same man do you have Facebook? Go to Doug Blevins pictures on Facebook and see if that Dave is Doug.

Also check out oil rigger engineer scams on Facebook as he has been reported there. I wish I could send you a picture I have. My page name is WiserNow you may contact Steve for my contact information.

Do not give him money

Jan 31, 2019
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Michael Stewart
by: Anonymous

My friend has been contacted buy a Michael Stewart who is retiring in 2 weeks and going to take her to Vegas to live with him. He is an engineer on a oil rig. He is originally from the Netherlands, but lives in the US.

That's the sound familiar to anyone?

Jan 31, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

His phone is 1-510-936-7641 and I looked it up, registered in Calif. He said he had a briefcase with important documents and investments and named the amount of money. Said the holding company is closing and he can’t Receive the briefcase and neither can his son because he is not 18.

Asked me if OK to tell Atlas company I am his fiancée and they would have the briefcase delivered to me. Atlas has contacted me three times, and first time they said it requires a $1,800 clearance fee. When I asked Dave what he said he did not know that ahead of time, he begged me to pay it.

I have not. Today I emailed Dave with some important questions, and waiting to hear his response.

Ladies, how do I BLOCK someone?

Jan 31, 2019
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Dave Morgan, age 66, oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Dave says he is mechanical engineer on an oil rig, son is 15 and Dave emails 3 times a day and we speak on the phone, have emailed his son, he says he is retiring in March, has an engagement degree and trained to work on an oil rig in school in Aberdeen Scotland.

Has anyone been contacted by a Dave Morgan, am wondering if a scam.

Jan 31, 2019
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Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

Recently a handsome man with a Haitian accent contacted me through LinkedIn. Claiming to be a Petroleum Engineer living in San Jose, CA. He says he has two children a 17 year old son and a 15 year old daughter. He says the children live in Texas with a relative. He sends these long list of questions which he answers first and the request you answer. But when l began to question him about why the LinkedIn profile disappeared, when were we going to meet, why is the phone number a google number l and have not heard from him again.

Ladies beware of this number (325) 268-1039. He is using the name Frederick Brent. The profile on Facebook is a very handsome man but if you examine the profile he has over 2000 friends all Asian young people. I believe the profile picture is stolen from someone else.

Jan 31, 2019
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Johnson Anderson
by: Anonymous

Has anyone crossed paths with Johnson Anderson who claimed to be in Malaysia and had just completed a project with Petronas. Needed some money in order to open an offshore account so that he could bank in a 20million dollar check!

Feels sorry for person whose photos had been stolen by him!

Jan 31, 2019
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Scammer
by: ticked off

Well yesterday was interesting as I got a call from my scammer after not hearing from him for a year but never gave him a chance to speak as I hung up on him and blocked his number. I know he wants money that is the only reason he was calling me.

Jan 30, 2019
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Travis Gary/Gary Robert Hilton
by: Anonymous

Could be the same person, as they change their names. Gary Robert Hilton, is/was Donald Hedlund. This Travis Gary could be him. I too called Donald Hedlund’s phone number and he answered the phone, caught him off guard.

Nigerian accent. Broken English. Scammer, scammer and scammer. Get rid of these scum bags. They say American women are stupid. Please let’s stop them so they look stupid.

Don’t fall for their romance and sexting and empty lying promises. All they want and care about is money. They don’t love you!!!!!

You will never meet them!!!!

Jan 30, 2019
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Travis Gary
by: Anonymous

Who ever was dealing with Travis Gary, this guy was my scammer and I had this number that was given on this site and the voice mail msg is his voice.

Please contact me at bandolid@icloud.com

Will let you listen to the voice mail msg I have saved on him.

Jan 30, 2019
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Frank Graham
by: Anonymous

Hey ladies; I have said this once before, list the numbers on this site. So maybe someone is getting calls from the same number and then you will know.

Emails the same, I found my scammer so call daughter on Spokeo and there was a picture of her. Not from the United States.

Jan 29, 2019
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Re: David Ramson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of or talked with David Ramson, but, yes, the story sounds familiar. Although I've never played Words With Friends, I see a familiar pattern with these scammers, i.e., they call women beautiful, ask them how their day is, fall in love with them, etc. Everything goes well until they find themselves in sticky situations, such as getting beaten up and robbed somewhere, something happened and they need to leave the rig, got shot, etc.

The minute they ask for money or ask for your bank info, block them.

Jan 29, 2019
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Dave Ramson
by: Anonymous

Anyone communicating with him? Words with Friends and Instagram. Using the photo of a VERY good looking man. Claims to be from Denver. My friend was communicating with him and he was MADLY in love with her after a few days (OF COURSE HE WAS).

Finally hit her up for money. She knew he was a scammer and played along for a while. The things he said to her in sexting were very humorous. Also, he was an excellent WWF player. Probably used the Words With Friends Cheat!

Finally he confessed. What he was thinking was that she would send him money because he was poor. He sent her two photos of himself. One actually had a piece of paper with her name on it in real time. So, yes, he was a Nigerian man.

I have read stories where some of them do confess and try the orphan, poor me scheme to get to your heart. My friend, however, is "heartless"!!

All you ladies that are reading this and think your guy is real and you are the only one, forget it. They are playing with dozens of other women, telling the same story.

He also told her there were thousands of them scamming and that American women were stupid.

Guess that puts us in our place.

I too have had many on WWF. All saying the same thing. So why anyone would even consider forming a relationship with one when they all say the same thing is beyond me.

They all say, "hello", "where are you playing from", "what do you do for a living", "are you married with kids", "how old are you". Etc Etc. I report them all as impostors.

I feel for all you that have sent them money. Especially the lady that lost $400,000. That money could have lasted you the rest of your life or been put to better use by donating it. How sad that it went to a disgusting Nigerian scammer so he can live high on the hog. Who knows what he did with it.

Wise up ladies. You will NEVER see him in person and share a candlelit dinner or walk on the beach with the freak.

Jan 28, 2019
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Re: David Wilson, Terry Dunford
by: Anonymous

This sounds like the loser I was talking to who went by Frank Decker. Had a daughter Tracy who called me mom.

Same stories over and over

Jan 28, 2019
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

My scammers name was Frank Graham from Monaco. His phone number is 210 963 5042. His accomplice was named Jackson Gary phone 9852140338. They were working on a rig in the Gulf. An accident occurred and they needed money for a helicopter to take him to a hospital.

The man called Frank was so smooth and had extensive knowledge regarding oil rigs and processes for drilling. It was very convincing except he became very affectionate fast, spelled Gulf of Mexico Golf of Mexico. I was suspicious from the beginning but he had a good answer for all my inquiries. I knew when I could not find any electronic footprint on him or his daughter and his phone number was not registered that it was a scam.

I played along for a month until they asked for money. This is so scary how good they are at the game. Everyone wants validation but remember if you think you may being scammed you most likely are.

Never give anyone money.

Jan 28, 2019
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Dondald Anthony
by: Anonymous

This one could be Donald Hedlund. Where is he from? Donald Hedlund is a scammer.

Jan 28, 2019
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David Wilson
by: Anonymous

You mentioned Terry Dunford in your message. He has a grandaughter living in Texas, in boarding school. Her name is Tracy, she wanted to call my sister Mom. He has money in the bank, but of course cant get to it. He has been lying to my sister for over a year. He still contacts her, but I am not sure if she is still giving money or not. She has nothing left, but her car and clothes. Our family has been destroyed.

Jan 28, 2019
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Dondald Anthony sound familiar to anyone?

Jan 28, 2019
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Mules
by: Anonymous

I kept a list of all of the "mules" to who I sent funds. $200,000 in all. Met the scammer on Words With Friends. Speculate the monies went to Nigeria.

Jan 28, 2019
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Oil Scammers
by: Anonymous

Let me say yes I was scammed, By James Anthony, Eubanks Anthony, Anthony James, Tom Erol, they are all the same person. Very nice looking man, sitting in a office, standing by water and rocks, standing in the middle of a street somewhere. Standing in a Mall at Christmas time. I posted the pictures and all his name but cannot find them.

He was on BP in the gulf, he was in Norway, he is up in Canada. But never seemed to get paid for his jobs. Weird is it not. He has short blondish hair, has the frown lines between the eyes. He tells you how Beautiful you are, how happy you make him, you are his only one, writes you a poem every day and you can look up the poem on the net which the name is changed of course. Then all of a sudden he wants ITunes cards, then something broke on his oil Rig, BUT remember the company will always fix the machine even if he tells you it's his under contract and he is responsible.

Not True for I called BP and they said they would always fix the machines so they themselves are not losing money, they just take it out of their contract. They never heard of my scammer and I even sent a picture to the head dude on the Rig. He said no one like that on his Rig. Even if there was they have no time to be messing around with women out here. Their jobs are hard and they work eat and sleep but do tell their families goodnight if possible and have time.

So Please if everyone would just STOP PLAYING their games we could get rid of them. I posted public on Facebook about my scammer and a picture I got like 17 messages these ladies were being played too. The dude was from Nigeria and had a pile of money on his table in the picture he sent everyone of us. He could still be doing it to others. Just block them, or let them go so they know its done and over and they been caught.

The Jerk sent me another message in another's name and he had only been the one calling me Sunshine so I knew it was him asking for more ITunes cards.

Stop Please. Again Block them or your going to be awful hurt.

God Bless You All

Jan 28, 2019
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THEY ALWAYS ASK THIS
by: Anonymous

Always know that once you start talking to a scammer, they start asking you "did you eat (breakfast, lunch, or dinner--depends on the time). What did you have? God forbid you should tell them you did NOT eat, then it's a monologue as to why you NEED to eat. And you MUST promise that you will.

It's another tactic to make you feel like they actually care and that they in NO WAY could possibly be a scammer!! A scammer wouldn't show such concern they say. They wouldn't take time out of their day to ask you how you are and if you're feeling ok.

Always be diligent: these are RED FLAGS. No REAL man asks these sort of questions; it's not on their radar. Any guy asking these are trying to gain your trust so you think they genuinely care about you. WAKE UP!!!! They're asking these same questions to EVERYONE!!!! They're not bright enough to ask deep-seeded questions.

Turn the tables: ASK them what THEY ate. Trust me--the reply message is either a long gap of time before it IS answered, or as is the norm, it's NOT answered at all. Catch em off guard and do the same to them that they do to everyone else. They simply move on!!!

Jan 28, 2019
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Re: David Wilson
by: Ashamed and Humiliated

To the person who wrote about David Wilson. There are some eerie similarities. The person who scammed me was three people. Or maybe only one.
Frank Bob
James Terry
Dunford?

It just sent chills down my spine when I read those names. I would like to talk more about this and if you have any photos of this so called man.


Jan 28, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

To the new ones that are talking to these idiots, please don’t be fooled by their BS. You are not the only one they are talking to, do you know how many they talk to at one time and tell them the same thing they are telling you? Good morning love, did you eat this morning? How was your night? I hope you slept well. Blah blah blah.

They love you in a couple of weeks. You're their one and only love, can’t wait to meet you and spend the rest of their life with you. Once they get you hooked with their words that you want to hear, they’ll start asking for money, iTunes, bank account information, where do you live, can they put money in your account.

Please, we all need to stop these low life’s. We need to report, block and tell them to go to hell where they belong.

Jan 28, 2019
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Photos of Scammers
by: Anonymous

Is there anyway we can share their photos in this link?

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Jan 28, 2019
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James Rodriguez and other guys
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Who said that James Rodriguez was wonderful? I got some of those similar messages from the guys I mentioned late last year in this thread on this site. If they weren't asking you how you were, they were telling you they were falling for you, until they found themselves in sticky financial situations. SMH.

To the woman who said that her scammer was wonderful, I've heard that BS before, but I didn't believe it.

Jan 28, 2019
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James Rodriguez
by: Anonymous

Hey. I am writing to a girl who says that James Rodriguez is wonderful. Why my dear? Is it because every morning he asked himself how you feel and whether you ate breakfast? Did he tell you that you are his star, the sun and you will ever meet? Did he tell you that you are the most wonderful thing that happened to him? Did he tell you that he longs to be near you?

Was he godly and religious and read the Bible every day? My dear, I want to write to you that I spent a year of time talking to that person. He wrote the same words every day. Every day he charmed me with his smile and words that I wanted to hear.

They write the same to every woman! To everyone. He sent pictures to me but after a longer conversation it turned out that it is not the same person. He was from Nigeria.

Jan 27, 2019
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Scammer named Rob Liem
by: Anonymous

I met him on words with friends several months ago. Never gave him a penny but want to warn others. Typical story. Falls in love with you quickly then starts asking for money to buy a part for some Maxine on the rig. Will pay you back etc etc etc.

Jan 27, 2019
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3yearplan
by: Anonymous

I have been reading so many comments on mules.
Every story sounds the same. It’s getting old but these scammers continue with the same bs!
Most of us come to this site after it’s too late. I’m sorry to those who must sell their homes or have lost their retirement money.
Life on our own is hard enough.

When I was asked to be the "next of kin" to receive money I wasn’t going to do it and didn’t. I still did my research. The bank that received the money was a credit union with maybe three branches and a few atms in a small area but was in a very exclusive area in Northern California. The Customer Relationship Manager was oddly in Colorado! The attorney was in Texas!

I think this company is money laundering and looking for ways to get the money out of South Africa.

I don’t correspond with any of them any more. The person I was talking to said he couldn’t come home he was very sick! What is it with these people? Always sick no money but kids in boarding school?

Lies, Lies Lies. I feel bad for myself that I wasted my time and some money but not a large amount thankfully. I know I’ve learned a good lesson.

Please don’t be fooled by these lies!

Jan 27, 2019
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ALL targeted victims
by: Tara

I have written a couple of times on this link. For the new people that are being scammed please do watch the video's, or go talk to your banker, or financial planner, anyone that is not in the middle of the forest, and someone you can trust and will respect you and your feelings.

WE all need to let our brains tell us what these scammers are doing. WE do not need to let our hearts get involved.

I know it is hard, because of who we are and where we are in our lives. WE NEED to be strong and help each other.

It breaks my heart when I read your stories and how these low count people have taken you to the cleaners. I am extremely fortunate I had nothing to offer, thus I have not lost anything in the form of monetary means. I have lost time in which I could have been reading or writing. I have lost trust in people.

I think one of the BIGGEST HINTS THESE SCAMMERS AR THROWING AT US IS THE INSTANT I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU. This is insane. People can't know if they love someone just by looking at a picture. I do not know anyone in my 60 years that has instantly fallen in love by looking at a picture. Yes many people fall in LUST, but not pure love that these scammers are wanting us to believe.

SO PLEASE if you think one of your friends is communicating with a scammer go a step further and help that friend. When the first person tried to scam me back in Dec. I showed my friends the picture of David Summer or the so called David Summer. A gemologist. My girl friends must have seen something was not quite right. They all told me to be careful, and I did not tell any of them how I met the guy, but my friends could see into the forest and they all suspected something was not right. EVEN TWO TEENAGERS. They even told me, DOC. Something isn't right with this. Too fast don't you think????

That was the big hint. SO please help your friends or be a good listener. I hurt so much for all of you that have lost soooo much AND do all of us realize we are only chatting on ONE of the scammers scams. LOOK at the many many more types of scams that we must endure in the 21st century.

I will keep reading your posts. I want to be an encouragement to all.

If you get super strong and tell these people you have NOTHING, watch to see if they BACK OFF quickly. That is another way to see how they work. THEY don't want any of us, if we do not have anything to offer. WE want the love, they want the money.

Remember to stand strong. WE can get through all of this, and we will be so much stronger than before.

Cheers, everyone

Jan 27, 2019
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Oil Rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Been in touch since October last year, he friend requested me through New York Lovers facebook page as I was over there last October, started messaging, petroleum engineer, was starting a 4 week contract on behalf of Seadrill in Texas in November. All going well, then explosion on the rig, needed materials, had a sinking feeling then but he was very persuasive, always voice calls, had a problem with his phone, he just kinda wore me down and I sent 500 dollars just before Christmas. Long story short, said contract was back on, then sent me pic of his cheque for 4 million dollars, and a week later another problem, as there was stop on the cheque as he had to pay 1% of fee for repairs, 40,000 dollars, but I knew what was coming, and kept saying I couldn't help out but he was saying he was basically being held hostage and cannot get off the rig, and he is still there allegedly!

Wants to marry me as soon as he comes off, eventually just got fed up and blocked him. Says he is from Norway and lives in San Jose, Erick Jorgen Karl but strong African accent.

Ps I am from Scotland, UK.

Jan 27, 2019
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James Rodriguez and Philip Gomez
by: Anonymous

I talked to James a bit more. He says he's a petrochemical engineer. Widowed with twins (almost 4). I'm pretty sure he's deleted his profile from words with friends and also hasn't responded back to me on kik. Though he did want me to get hangouts.

Philip Gomez I've only spoken with for two days. He kept calling me "dear". I've blocked him. I did get a hangout, a fake gmail this time.

I will say I miss the pictures from Rodriguez. Whoever that man really is, he's gorgeous! lol

Jan 27, 2019
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David Wilson
by: Anonymous

The man that scammed my sister said he worked for KCA Deutag also. I contacted their Human Resource dept. He was going by the name Terry Dunford. KCA had nobody by that name working for them. He has gotten 100,000 from my sister.

Jan 27, 2019
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Possible Mules
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of K Atkinson in CT or T L Santiago in NY or M M Zaliznock in PA?

Jan 27, 2019
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Wayne Rogers and all the other names out there
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi Tara, Yes, I know what you mean. One of the guys who tried to scam me, after I found out what he was up to, had in his bio that he lives in Reykjavik, Iceland, yet he said that he needed to go back to the States to see his daughter, Lily, who was sick in the hospital.

Guess where I found that picture that he stole that belonged to another man, who is a father of twins? Instagram, that's where! He was in GHANA! I hear you about the foreign accent, too. He had a foreign accent,too.

Jan 27, 2019
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Possible mule
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of an S. Mintz from Delaware, but that request sounds familiar. Did he or she send a picture of himself or herself, plus phone number, address, etc? Anyone who asks us to be their money mules is in for a world of hurt.

Jan 26, 2019
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FBI IC3 report useless
by: Anonymous

I'm out $200,000. Local county police were no help and July 18, 2018 report to FBI went unanswered.

Jan 26, 2019
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Possible mule
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been asked by a scammer to send money to an S.Mintz in Delaware?

Jan 26, 2019
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Greg Michael
by: Anonymous

Greg Michael I an sure is the same as Greg Anderson, James Gregg & Clinton Anderson. Greg Anderson cleaned out my saving & wanted me to sell my house. He wanted to marry me, etc. When he wanted me to sell my house I woke up. He said he was widowed, lived in Michigan and had custody of his two young grandsons.

I am in my late 70's and fell for his line. I thought I finally found a decent hard working man who really loved me. It was totally the opposite. He was only in love with my money. He is only in love with what he can get out of her.

I have 3 phone #'s for him. The one he uses most is 916-794-1550. He is in GHANA!!!! I was going to fly to Houston to meet him.

Please let her read these reports & make her realize what is going on. I suffer every day for my mistake & I hate myself for what I did. I will never recover from what happened. I will do what I can to stop other women from making the same mistake.

She needs to make a police report & go on line to IC3.gov when she gets the report #. The more hits the FBI get the more they focus on that area.

Jan 26, 2019
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Tara
by: Anonymous

The person who scammed me wanted me to give him my checking account. I went to the bank and opened a second account. Put 50 dollars in it and told them it was for someone to repay my loan. When I gave him the account information, it was never used because I knew he wanted to gain access to my regular account.

He asked me for my credit card account numbers, so he could deposit money into them and pay my bills. I saw that one too. I was a big loser though and he borrowed the funds I had in a brokerage account, my savings account and most of my IRA.

I fell hard and lost even the money for my late husbands gravestone. "God meant for us to be together"! Couldn't wait for us to be together and I'd done more for him than any other person.

Yeh, I made him wealthy and myself broke.

Jan 26, 2019
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About Paul Foster
by: Anonymous

Here are some of the names that are using as this politician pictures from Turkey

Paul Foster
Henry Carlos
Roger Franklin
Mark Roberts
David Albert
Davidson Mark

You can check it out if your scammer is using this guys Identity and photo so here is the name of this guy that these scammer are using.

Melikan Kucam and you can find him on Facebook

Jan 26, 2019
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Here they are again
by: Anonymous

Maxxy New and David lawson. One in syria and one in San Antonio. They are helpless and we Know they have no parents, widowed and they say they are American. lol

I am Swedish and I talk American better and I must also say Thankyou for this site[ED: You are welcome]. It helped me and I really hate what they are doing. We must fight against them.

God bless us

Jan 26, 2019
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Oil Rig engineer for dating scam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Yeah, I hear ya. We're all here to help each other learn from our experiences. Although I never sent any of my scammers any money, I can relate to the similar stories you've read. Videos by Scam Haters United, Scamming Scammers, Advocating For Victims of Scams, etc. are educational, so that none of us fall for the scammers' lines ever again.

Jan 25, 2019
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Wayne Rogers and all other names out there
by: Anonymous

I wrote about 7-10 days ago. Wayne had not asked me for any money at that time. BUT two weeks into the texting, and very little talking he told me he was going to get 450,000 at the completion of his contract on the rig in Vancouver. But one thing, he did not have benefits, so The inquiring mind I have, and I was already onto him, I probed him, and of course you all know he wanted to marry me as soon as he finished his contract, the same story so many others have heard.

Well I being a step ahead of him, told him about the State hospitals we have in VA. LOL LOL. I took the wind out of his sails. He did a picture as well, and I do not know how he did this. Looks like he is on a rig and his hand is cupped under the moon. YES we had a full moon. I studied this picture, blew it up and I really did not know how he did that. But he still could not pull it off. He then said he needed a gift card of 150.00 and I told him Wayne you know I have NO money at all.

He was polite and I could tell he was not the same attitude in his text messaging. I asked him what was wrong, and he said he was down, because of no benefits. I called him on that. I said most contractors don't get benefits. I asked him if it was in the contract and if it was then the company was in violation of a contract and they could be sued. He did not know how to handle me. At this point I knew he was a scammer. Then he had to go back to work.

What I find interesting is these scammers do not give direct answers, their addresses are always fake. They talk with a foreign acct. And what is really weird is their phones. If I were to call him, the phone never rang on my end, and all of a sudden he would be on the phone. When they do talk to you, it is hard to hear them and there is always a clicking noise like a recording is going on.

There men are SUPER SMOOTH. I should start to teach classes on this. These guys say the same things to their victims. They change the sex of their children and where their children are located. They usually always have a dead wife and they fall in love super fast with you and have never even met you. This is so crazy. Our teens of today would pick this up, and here we are at middle age looking for an honest man with good morals. They know their victims.

I have had three different men come find me. And guess where they came from - Christian Mingle. That is what is super scary.

None of the men that have targeted me have gotten anything from me. I am onto them as soon as they say I am beautiful and they are in love with me. I know at that moment they are after money. Nothing else.

Please ladies post here so others can hear your stories. I am here to help any of you.

I feel very sad for the post about the 80 year old lady that has lost almost everything and has been to the airport 4 times. Very sad.

My name is Tara Shipman and I am on FB. Please if you feel you need someone to help you get over these men I will encourage you and guide you to your church, or any time of other group you would like to be a part of so you are not lonely and wanting to be loved.

I am too in the same boat. But I have learned these men are horrid and they are MASTERS AT WHAT THEY DO.

The first person that fell in love with me was a David Summer that was suppose to be a gemologist. He wanted me to open a checking acct in my name so his vendors could deposit money. I went to my bank about that. My banker told me NOOOOOOO. That is a very popular scam and you would be responsible for the money that was withdrawn from your acct. She had a long talk with me, and told me. Don't be fooled just because you are lonely and 60 years old.

Please reach out to me if you need someone to talk to. Tara Shipman on FB. I am a Christian Counselor and I hold an EdD in Education.

Jan 25, 2019
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John Lewis of Maimi - Totally agreed
by: Anonymous

Had many of these offshore drillers, with similar stories. Recently a John Lewis, caught me on Instagram and im'd me. His writing was very fluent and Western USA. Then moved over to google Chat - all of a sudden broken English, "I love you" "I want to marry you." UGH.

Then he calls, his dialect did not match his pictures or where he said he is from.

Oh well moving on ~ Just posting his name so no one else gets involved.

Hey thanks for this website.

ED: You are welcome

Jan 25, 2019
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YouTube
by: Ashamed and Humiliated

For anyone out there who needs to convince someone they are being scammed because they won’t believe you. Listen to some of these YouTube channels.
Scamming Scammers
Scambait Central
JoeScambait
They are all very informative.

To the person who wrote about the lady that has put her house up for sale. Someone please try and get her to listen to Scamming Scammers they have put up others stories of their experiences.

Jan 25, 2019
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LADIES
by: Anonymous

Any one that’s on this site and asking questions it’s all a scam go on you tube and they will explain to you what they do on a oil rig. Ladies I was scammed out of 30000? dollars and I’m not a stupid person you get caught up in the lies and want to believe that they love you but its all a lie.

They just want your money and there is nothing you can do because you willingly gave it to them. If I can help just one person from doing what I did this is worth it so remember all the money you gave them you could of went on Holiday and maybe meet someone that really cared

Jan 24, 2019
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Greg Michael
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I forgot to tell you to tell the woman in your neighborhood not to send this Greg Michael any money. Real oil rig engineers do NOT need to scam
women for money to leave the rig nor do they spend hours chatting women up online.

Jan 24, 2019
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Greg Michael
by: OneThirdCultureKid

The story sounds very familiar to me because I was on the receiving end of my scammers' guilt trips. If they weren't asking me to send money (which I refused to) so they can leave the rig or leave South Africa or goodness knows what other country he claimed to be sent to, they were asking me to be their mule (which I also refused to do).

The guy claiming to be an oil rig engineer didn't tell me he loved me, though.

Jan 24, 2019
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Heard of this name or number
by: Anonymous

Does anyone recognize the name Richard Henrik Reyes, 915-267-0296?

Jan 24, 2019
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Michael Smith
by: Anonymous

Please do not worry about what he said to you, its all in their game, Mine told me that all the time, if I would not send money he would jump off the Rig and let the sharks get him. I just thought they would spit him out anyway. No he will not commit suicide, he is just using that to make you feel guilty.

Please do not send him money because once you do it will never stop. Believe me he does not love you, none of our scammers did. Think they went to college to be saying the same thing to all their women and believe me he has other women. Get rid of him before he destroys you and breaks your heart and takes all you have Money wise. Sorry to say this but I have been there and so have most on here. Please read what other's have written and no doubt it is just like what you have.

It NEVER STOPS, and he will be back thinking he has you wrapped around his finger. God Bless and hope you do not fall for his nonsense.

Jan 24, 2019
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To all who are talking to these people!
by: Anonymous

I lost big when I believed and trusted a very nice looking man. I believe I have found his location and he is using all types of names. He has used my scammers photo before and been reported, but still appears on Facebook. I spent this afternoon searching and copying all sites, now I need to make a list of all the mules he had me send funds to.

Jan 24, 2019
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Ricky Hansen
by: Anonymous

To the lady who wrote on 1/21/19 who had a 5-year online relationship with Ricky Hansen. I did too but for not quite a year. So much of what you said holds true for me too.

Please call me at 973-777-1724 so we can compare notes and photos and help and support one another. Thank you!

Jan 24, 2019
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Hi has anyone heard of a guy called Micheal Smith
by: Anonymous

He started to be friends on Facebook and it started ok but soon it started to turn tricky and he asked for money due to his daughter needing cash and then he needed cash and when I refused he turned nasty and just today he said that a problem with the oil rig and needed £4500 to fix and asked me to get it and if not he was going to kill himself and I told him no and I haven't heard anything more from him

Jan 24, 2019
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Benjamin and Neumann
by: Anonymous

I had encountered a scammer with the name Paul Neumann but spelled Newman, he claimed to be on a rig near Louisiana but welded underwater, and because I would not send him an Itune card, we did not talk long.

He is a scammer. Lose him, block him.

Jan 24, 2019
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Greg Michael
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever heard of this man as he is to be on a rig somewhere. There is a lady in my town who is going to lose everything because she believes every word this man tells her and after being stood up at the airport 4 times she still believes this man will show up and they will be married. She has put her home up for sale as this is how much she trusts him. He has really brain washed her and she is in her 80s which is sad because she has never met him and only talks to him.

Does this sound familiar at all to anyone and oh ya she is sending him money on the rig too.

Jan 24, 2019
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David Wilson/Posting Mules
by: Anonymous

I reported a mule to the FTC as well as the bank.

The FTC was very willing to investigate the woman and I also found her on Facebook. She fits the typical profile these scammers go after. She was in her early 60's and not married. The scammer provided me with her name, address, the bank information and everything else I would need to transfer money to her. I DID NOT send any money but pretended I would just to get the information.

I then called the Customer Service Department of the bank and gave them ALL the information so they could check into it. It would show them what she was doing with the funds she was depositing and where she was sending them.

Unfortunately, the scammer is so well hidden it never was traced to him because he is still scamming under the same name as well as other names and identities.

Post the information here so other women can see it.

Hope this helps. Some women do play along with them so they can get that information and reported the mules.

I actually did it again. I used a new photo of myself from years ago and opened up a new Words with Friends game and sent him a challenge. He thought it was random and started the pursuit. Soon we were on Hangouts!! He pulled the same love stuff, promised to come see me, but needed money. I played along until I got the information. This time it was a different mule (a guy) with an African name and a different bank.

SMH.

Jan 24, 2019
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Charles Neumann
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of anyone by that name, but the part about suddenly getting a contract to go to South Africa sounds familiar. Report him even though he hasn't asked for money yet.

Jan 24, 2019
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Not sure scam- Add on
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted on Engineer Scammer. Tour's sound quite similar to mine. His name is Paul Williams. I have seen him on Skype and very real. He now says he is unable to complete his project due to damage engine. He needs to pay vendor another USD 2k to collect to complete his job. He has been bugging me to which I said I have got no money. So he comes with crab thing like how can you not help. He sent his passport to prove he is genuine.

Jan 23, 2019
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Charles Benjamin or Alexander Neumann
by: Anonymous

Oil rig scammer again from dating website called Christian Match, scary. Can't trace photo or email which is charlesneumannjr@gmail.com. Does anyone know anything about him or have had experience dealing with him. I would like to know.

My profile is attracting so many of these people but I don't know why. Thanks.

His company is Neumann Energy Construction Formulary, as he says. Works in association with Hydrasun Group Ltd in South Africa. Planned to visit me from Bryn Mawr PA and all of a sudden got the South Africa contract and will be away for at least 20 days.

Jan 23, 2019
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Morgan Westley Williams
by: Anonymous

Thank you Sprintcargranny for responding. They will have to answer to a higher being but in the meantime they are scamming another woman. Smooth talker indeed. He keeps promising he is going to pay me back. I don’t see that happening but they can be very convincing. I agree it is a group because one person could not make up his story. They use several names.

Jan 23, 2019
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Phone
by: Anonymous

Boy they are smart as they go to Google and get a Google phone number and their real number never comes up so please all of you do your homework and go to Google and see how they get numbers. That is how they hide and maybe we can to figure this out now as some are so crafty Damn evil is what they are. The oil riggers and others

Jan 23, 2019
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David Wilson - additional from my post yesterday
by: Anonymous

Is there a site to post mules for this activity because one address I was given was to a city of Borough of Millltown Finance Dept in New Jersey to mail cash which I thought was odd for a city worker and a Walmart transaction to someone in IL who were working with Christian Okwofiegbe.

Also this oil company of KCA Deutag Oil and Gas Company. Which is probably who David Wilson was in real life. Also someone pretending to be his granddaughter. I was also given an address for an older lady in New York who I was told was a relative and I see is not getting scammed.

Jan 23, 2019
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Phillip Wright
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I'm doing a reverse lookup on his e-mail address on Yahoo. No results found, unfortunately.

Jan 23, 2019
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Video Chats
by: SD Anonymous

Has anyone talked to Sean Miller? I asked to video chat because I’m sure it’s a scam attempt and he did video chat with me but no audio available "bad internet connection " but it was the person in the pics I was sent. Said he would be right back as needed a drink. I saw him get up go get a drink and come back. He even commented on a painting that was on the wall in my background.

His story is the same as all the rest. 54 widower, 2 kids one in college one a Sr. In high school. Originally from Ireland now lives near Los Angeles with his kids moved after his wife died. Working off the coast of S. Carolina.

I still think it’s a scam I just want to know how he did the video. Any thoughts. I’ve asked for a pic of his face with a piece of paper with my name written on it....we’ll see lol

Jan 23, 2019
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Not sure whether scam
by: Anonymous

If you have pictures it would be good to see if we are the victim to the same person

Jan 23, 2019
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Re: Morgan Westly Williams
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I don't see any Morgan Westly Williams anywhere, just people with the name Westly Williams.

Jan 22, 2019
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Couple corrections to previous post
by: Anonymous

My scammers name is Morgan Westley Williams and while he was supposedly working on the rig I found his picture on various other sites with different names. Either his picture was being used or he was not on a rig. I saw another posting about this same person and would like to compare notes.

His picture is the same as MattJohnson09 on Instagram and was mentioned by another person on here. He scammed her using that name.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jan 22, 2019
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To the lady from Morgan Westly Williams
by: Sprintcargranny

Well he still has the same Phone number he had for the last 2 years. Had his name spelled Morgan Wesley Williams when he was talking to me. He had Charles Nickle and another man working a scam on me. The lawyer isn’t a lawyer at all. Just another one of them in their group. His buddy Charles Nickle got my money and heart.

But Morgan tried to. They have a group that works together. They are HEARTLESS and don’t care if we live are die. But they will have their day before GOD!! May God help you through all this. So sorry you went through this too.

Jan 22, 2019
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Engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

I came in contact with him in 2016, on POF. He was on his way to visit his mum and daughter who live in Key West. Pretty soon he had me off the dating website and was sending me emails expressing his love. He called me on my birthday to sing ‘happy birthday’. In July of 2016 he went on the oil rig, and he started asking for ITunes gift cards not long after, even had me purchase a used computer for his daughter for her birthday.

He didn’t leave the oil rig until after Christmas to take his daughter to Spain for her birthday. He’s still on the oil rig and is telling me he can’t get off until he gets $2800 to get him and a piece of machinery off. He had me card dating websites looking for a friend who owes him money. He goes by Phillip Wright or Phillip Williams, and his email address is phillipwright007@yahoo.com.

I finally wised up and have blocked him.

Jan 22, 2019
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Report them
by: Wiser Now

If your scammer comes from the UK you can report them to action fraud that is www.action fraud .coma and they keep a report also if the number come from Bristol UK call or text their police department there and make a report and also to the FBI. The scammers are not slowing down any so please get all the help you can.

This is my scamme:
Phone is Bristol UK
44-117-325-7277

If any of you had someone with this number please report it and all names to

www.anyscam.com
Or www.actionfraud.com

God bless

Jan 22, 2019
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

Hello. I just had an experience with a scammer. His name is Shawn Van. He told me that he is from the US but he is working in New Zealand for the Cumberland petroleum company. He asked me to chat with him on hangouts. He is trying to rip you off. He was asking 5300$ for him to be released on a holiday because the company is very strict and he doesn’t has access to his bank account.

I’ve managed to get rid of him because I found out that he is a scammer, but at the beginning I feel in love about his life story. So be careful please.

Jan 22, 2019
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David Wilson
by: Anonymous

Said he was widowed because his daughter and wife died in a car accident in Texas 5 years so raising his granddaughter who was 12 years old. He drove a 2015 Cadillac CTS and had a large house in Texas. Going to boarding school in Texas and living with his teacher's family. Made so many promises and was to be home this past week but surprising that he went to jail then needed money to get back to the states. He was on an oil rig off the coast of England and had been there since July because things kept happening.

My heart is broken but I have learned from this experience. I Feel that I have not lost as much as everyone else on here as dealt with.

Jan 22, 2019
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Re: Ricky Hanson
by: Ashamed and Humiliated

To the lady who posted about Ricky Hanson. That one phone number you gave with an area code 587 is a local number from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. I called it and it rang only once then silence.

How do they get their phone numbers? POS

Jan 22, 2019
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Morgan Westly Willuams
by: Anonymous

Oil rig engineer needed my help following an explosion to get his rig operational again so he could complete his contract with Shell in the Gulf of Alaska. He is widowed with a daughter and son in college being helped by his attorney who lives in Chicago. In fact his attorney handles everything for him while he is on the rig. My help covered Chinese ex patriots hired to repair the rig, electricity to keep things running, customs charges for new equipment that was ordered shipped and even a crane charge for unloading said equipment.

I’m out over 200 thousand dollars and cannot pay the loans he stuck me with. Ladies do not trust this person or any of them. We met on WWF. Very handsome and we’ve been texting almost a year. Claims to be 69 and looks younger and was planning to retire before the explosion delayed his contract completion.

I was often called darling wife and we texted via 323-448-0792. Never gave direct answers to specific questions. It’s like I was in a trance sending cash to him st various times.

Anyone else know him?

Please be careful. I have learned my lesson.

Jan 22, 2019
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Victor Welch
by: Anonymous

Victor says he is a dr. Works in the gulf on a rig in the clinic. Says he’s a surgeon. Needs at least two cards each 100 every month. Says he lives in San Francisco and he is a widow. Has a daughter who is in jail in Turkey for drugs. Has no family to help him.

He was suppose to go home numerous times but never seems to make it out. This last time the day he was suppose to leave he said he had an accident and was burned. Now he says he needs an operation.

Does any of this sound familiar to anyone.

Jan 22, 2019
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Ricky Hansen
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the woman who was scammed out of her money by this Ricky Hansen, I would suggest you go to www.anyscam.com and report him, after you do a reverse image search. Founders of Twitter, Facebook, and other sites won't do anything.

Jan 22, 2019
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

I think he is going by Chris Wilson, he just popped up and started playing WWF with me. Says his wife was killed 3 years ago as well as his young son in a car accident. His 16 year old daughter is in a boarding school in Lakewood, Colorado. He wants pics of my home and furnishings. Says he is in the high seas, originally from Germany.

I knew from the beginning he was a scammer. He cannot keep his stories straight. He sent a picture of a handsome blue eyed man with grey/blonde hair and goatee. Says he is 55, I told him I was 67 and he didn’t care. All the God stuff as well, but he sure didn’t know much at all!!!

Steer clear! Not only from him but there are so many out there!!

Jan 22, 2019
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Thompson Bill
by: Anonymous

Anybody heard of Thomas Bill? claims to be a contractor and does excavation of crude oil in the Golf Of Mexico; he states the Golf instead of the Gulf repeatedly in his texts. I posted a much longer basic story but I guess it’s not up on the site yet.

Jan 21, 2019
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Thomas L Martins
by: Anonymous

Supposed to be an engineer on a marsk boat, doesn't even know the difference between the Atlantic or Pacific and when I asked where he was he said in the Mediterranean sea, even I know that nowhere near America! None have fallen in love with me and love poems straight from Google.

Now the latest is pirates 312km away! I'm now waiting for the ask of money but I might just send him this link instead.

Jan 21, 2019
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Scammers of the Innocent
by: Anonymous

Travis Gary also gave me an address that did not exist. 32 Gillette Street, Rochester, NY.
I think his number 347-690-8170 is still in service and he has a voicemail message. This is the same person you have all been approached by. He is very smooth with his words of love and recites his bible well.

He also had a mother Elisabeth Gary who lived in Hamburg Germany. He also promised me the same things and 2 Christmas’s in a row he told me he would be home back in the US. He never made it home for me and he will not make it home for anyone else. If anyone would like to call his number and listen to his voice mail, you may do so.

For the lady that lost $400,000 to this scammer. I would report this to the FBI IC3. They are on shut down now. Once they are up and running again, I to will put a report in.

Jan 21, 2019
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Canada Oil Rig Scams
by: Never again

Been chatting with this man David, a German widow from New Mexico with two kids that I met on Facebook (by accident) for about 5 months and in that time he has taken me for about $600.

I'm so upset with myself that I would fall for smooth words. But now I'm left with a broken heart and lost money.

Ladies beware...he's good.

Jan 21, 2019
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Ricky Hansen
by: Anonymous

He got me for over 400,000. dollars. I was in a relationship for almost 5 years. He suddenly appeared about a year after I lost my husband and I was still grieving and trying to figure out papers that needed to be filed, etc. I was so confused by him and thought he was a friend, who loved me and wanted to move here.

Had me looking for mansions with 5 bedrooms and planning a marriage. Even bought bedding for his daughters room and wanted his mother to move from Germany to the US to be near by. Wanted me to look into investments he could make. He was going to love me and protect me as long as we lived.

I was going to get a passport so I could travel with him to Germany and all over the world. Had me not paying my bills to help him as he would take care of everything when he arrived. I waited for 4 years for him to arrive for the holidays.

When we first were in contact, I fell and injured my knee which required surgery. He called me constantly, sending messages of love. Checking on me all of the time. When I recently had surgery, I never heard from him once. I guess because he knew the pot was gone. Now using a different name on his google mail.

He is a scammer. I am still so confused I don't know where to report him and if they will even listen.

Jan 21, 2019
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Ricky Hansen - Norwegian Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

The last I heard from Ricky Hansen was October 27, 2018 - the day I learned he was one scary-looking black man from Nigeria and not the handsome fair-haired Norwegian I thought he was. This is his contact information:

hansenricky8@gmail.com
Cell Numbers: 587-805-3470
614-962-7328
Overseas phone numbers:
44 117 325 6079 Bristol, England
44 131 510 5481 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
44 141 280 4770 Glasgow, Scotland, UK
44 141 280 6733 Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Jan 21, 2019
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Wayne Rogers
by: Anonymous

I have read so many of the posts on this link. Not only am I surprised that so many of these scammers use such similar stories. With the internet at all of our fingers, we can find out so much about anyone. One would think these scammers would read what we have written and change their stories.

I too have heard a story that sits side by side with many of the stories I have read. This guy came looking for me. He fell in love with me instantly as well. His FB profile says he lives in Chicago Heights, Il, but he told me he lived in Wynne AR, just moved about 4-5 months ago. He was about to go to NY for a meeting with some people, never said a name, and he was doing presentations to get a contract to be a underwater welder.

I asked questions but was never given straight answers. At first he did not know what he was going to do with his son while he was gone for 4-6 weeks, I suggested maybe a friend's house, he could stay at, he liked that idea. SO the so called idea of the 9 yr old staying at a friends for the 4-6 weeks was the decision or that is what I was told.

His story was he was going to Vancouver and my gosh these scammers really know their lingo, and the knowledge they have about the career they choose to use as their weapon is incredible. The know every word and what to tell the person they are scamming so to the victim they sound TOTALLY REAL.

He had a pattern. He always sent IM around 7-8 in the morning. Then certain days I would hear from him in the evening, not everyday but certain days.

This guy knows the correct words, phrases, lingo, about GOD, the BIBLE, and of course SAlvation. Even used the phrase: As "God is my witness" , Can you only imagine what God is going to say to these people that use phrases like this??? I would not want to be in their shoes on the day of judgement.

He says his parents are from Brazil, but he has a Portuguese accent. He does not sound like he has a Portuguese accent.

51 year old with 9 yr old son, who has a birthday next week. Mother died somewhere in the area of 4 years ago.

I do not know email address.

Home address he gave me was: 713 E Williams Ave, Wynne AR, 72396. This address does not exist.

His phone number is 630-361-0540. I did do a reverse check on this number it is out of IL, no name attached and no other identifying information on the number.

He has not asked me for any money but I have only been talking to him for 2 weeks. I also let him know up front I am street smart, and I have nothing to offer him. He says all he wants is my emotional and spiritual encouragement

Does anyone know this guy.

Jan 20, 2019
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Oil Platform Engineer Scammers
by: Anonymous

Yes, I know exactly what you mean. This is the same person that woed me. Your story sounds identical to mine only the locations are different. He got $100.000 from me. Between the both of us, he got $500.000. Can you imagine how much these evil scammers from Nigeria are raking in from us innocent people. We need to join together and get one scammer at a time.

My scammers name was Travis Krueger Gary. He was supposedly on an oil platform in Tbilisi, Georgia. We were in contact for 18 months online. He was an American/German and a widower. I ended this so called relationship November 26, 2018. This is all still fresh in my mind. It is only because of God’s Grace and Mercy that I have made it through. I went from feeling ashamed and unloved to angry and full of revenge.

Do you still have your scammers email address? Has he ever called you?

Thank you for sharing your story.

Jan 20, 2019
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Ricky Hansen
by: Anonymous

The biggest mistake of my life was to fall blindly in love with a Norwegian oil rig engineer. He went by the name of Ricky Hansen, 55 years old, and was one smooth-talking operator and master manipulator. We met in early January 2018 on Tinder but at his request we soon moved to Hangouts. He told me he had dual citizenship. He was born in California but raised in Norway after his Italian-American mother died and he was taken to Norway at age 5 by his Norwegian father who raised him there.

His story was a bit different than most. He was not a widower but divorced and had a married 30+ year old daughter and two grandkids living in Vancouver. He also said he moved to the states two years ago and had an apartment in Inwood, Manhattan – not far from where I live in New Jersey.

Ricky claimed to have been awarded a contract with Marathon Oil for $38 million as the engineer in charge of decommissioning an oil rig in the North Sea with a crew of 25 men. By March I became his so-called bookkeeper paying bills on his online HSBC UK account because he said he couldn't get a connection from the rig to that account and I was the only person he could trust with access to it. That was how he first manipulated me. He would be on the phone with me while I was transferring large sums of money to vendors and he would then receive a confirmation code in his email on an antiquated computer on the rig and I would enter the code into his online account to complete the transfer.

He began with an allowance of $11 million which he seemed to have disbursed in a few short weeks. It was at this time he wooed me with words of endless love, romantic songs on YouTube and a proposal of marriage. We became very close and I guess you could say we had a passionate online love affair. I became addicted to him and of course I thought these feelings were mutual. Little did I know that it was an organized high tech cybercrime (with several players involved) that nearly took me for everything I had – my heart and my money.

It didn't take long after that when Ricky needed money for one thing or another and he couldn't get into his account (by mid-May he finally got paid by Marathon Oil - $25 mil) because HSBC suspended it when we tried to transfer a large sum out of the UK to my account in the US because he didn't first pay income and excise taxes owed to the Norwegian Ministry of Finance. He kept reassuring me over and over that the money would be paid back to me with any amount of interest I wanted to charge him.

He said he would never ever hurt me because he loved me so much. (Yeah, right!) He sent me all very authentic-looking documents with every request of money (6) except the 7th one when he didn’t send me anything. I suddenly realized AT LONG LAST that I was being scammed and told him I wouldn’t be sending him any more money.

I had already sent him way too much – over $400,000. What a gullible fool I was and some days it still haunts me.

PLEASE LADIES!!!

DO NOT SEND ANY OF THESE LOW-LIFE SCUM PARASITES ANY MONEY!!!

Jan 20, 2019
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Another one
by: Deb

He claims to be Dennis Whyte from Chicago. Picture on CMB is of a nice looking 60ish white man with white goatee. "Dennis"has a Nigerian accent and "travels a lot" for work. Blocked him.

Just another one of many many many on that site.

Jan 20, 2019
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Jake Waller/Jefrey Norman/Kenneth Duncan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

He sounded like my first scammer, to whom I did NOT send money, in the "I'm a firm believer in/follower of Jesus Christ" mold. He went by the name of Raymond Chadwick. I wonder if the two accounts are one and the same guy.

Jan 19, 2019
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Not sure scam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the person who posted her message about her scammer, if he's promising that he'll take care of you and all that BS, yet he wants your money, you can be sure it's a scam.

I would know because I heard that BS three times last year.

Block him.

Jan 19, 2019
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Re:higherwilson
by: Anonymous

Just found out today thru my daughters that higherwilson who was suppose to be flying next week from Nigeria after working on a oil rig for sometime now has cancelled his trip until my divorce from my ex is finalized. This makes the 2nd postponement from this guy.

What's interesting is that she told our daughter that she is in the negative on her checking account and a car payment that is past due that she has no money to pay.

My temporal spousal support pays for her rent and car payment and my daughters all believe that she is purchasing cards for this guy with the money that I pay her.

Jan 19, 2019
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Not sure scam
by: Anonymous

He’s on a rig, he’s a scammer. If you read further down, oil rig workers do not have time to go on sites and look for women. Sooner or later he will ask for money or I tune cards. Save your heart and money now. They are all scammers.

Good luck and god bless. Block him now.

Jan 19, 2019
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Martins.newman
by: Anonymous

Met a petroleum engineer on Instagram. All the normal compliments and BS. I did a reverse image search and the images on his account are for an actor Jim Newman.

Jan 19, 2019
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Not sure scam
by: Anonymous

From Christian dating.com met this person Paul Williams who claims to be working on a 6 months contract at Oat Ops Oilfield in Thailand. He is from Santa Ana California.

I want to know whether this person is genuine. He said he will take care of me after 6 months. I need verification. Is there such a scam going around.

Jan 18, 2019
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Tables Turned
by: Anonymous

I have already had one guy try and scam me on WWF so with the second guy I decided to just play along. Before I could find out anything he accidentally sent me a message meant for someone he was scamming on a dating site.

He asked me how long I had been on Whisper and what my experience had been with online dating. Then he must have realized what he did because the next message was - oh I meant words with friends! Which makes no sense.

I told him that "when you are scamming multiple women it must be hard to keep them straight"! He said he didn’t know what I meant. I told him to stop doing what he is doing because it is evil!
Right after that he blocked me! Hoping this adds a little levity to those who have been hurt by these low lifes!

Jan 18, 2019
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Response to Higher Wilson
by: Anonymous

He sounds like all the rest. What I found interesting is that the one I knew as Chris Anderson had a daughter living with his mother in Houston. Also an oil rig engineer, of course.

Same story. Guarantee he will NOT show up next week. But not before he asks for money.

I did look up higherwilson on Instagram and he has one follower and only following one person. It is the same woman. It may be your ex so I will not mention the name. Check it out and see if it is her.

She really needs to block and run before she loses any money.

She also needs to read all the stories here because they are real. The person posing as Higher Wilson is Nigerian.

Keep us posted.

Jan 18, 2019
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Re: Jeff
by: OneThirdCultureKid

There's a page on Twitter for people who are victims of romance and relationship scams and the people who are on those pages post warnings about scammers by their social media accounts.

Jan 18, 2019
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Monetary loss $45,000
by: Anonymous

Ladies and Gentlemen they are scammers 😇😇🙏🙏and its been more than 2 years since I have been deceived. They use evil so stay away. Met my scammer at Christian Mingle. Still paying my debts but it is truly by Gods grace that I have overcome the pain and agony being a widow is hard to trust anyone.

I want to remind everyone they are good talkers but they use evil🙏🙏🙏🙏😇😇God bless and I am still paying whatever they have taken from me.

I have learned my lesson.

Jan 18, 2019
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Re: Wilfred Hertzdog
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I found him. It says he lives in Queensland, Australia. He spells his last name with a lowercase H, though. Is that him?

https://twitter.com/WHertzdog

Jan 17, 2019
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Jeff
by: Anonymous

He was on to me 21 months. I bought the lie that he was an oil rigger engineer and that he needed water then the repairs. I was clay in his hands and he changed his name and came back and he did it five times changing his phone and email numbers.

It is like they are trained to do this "Who knows how to get Google phone numbers anyway" he always called me honey.

He was funny some times and had a crazy laugh that honestly I enjoyed hearing but I was able to give resistance to him he could not talk his way into my money no more "oh I lost many thousands of dollars " but he did not get his request and I am thankful. I wish to meet a love some day that I could love to eternal but he is not the one.
Name is
@jeffblak01
@jefreynorman
@Jakewaller60
@Kenneth Duncan
@Kenduncan
He was on Twitter and still is and he has been reported many times. Why do they leave them on.
I heard it is about numbers and ads and that on dating sites numbers and ads that makes them money.

The carrier's like Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and Match and others dont care for us victims do they. We need to start a petition or movement to expose these criminals. We need a place to post pictures and help.

I know on Facebook there are sites but they do not dig in deep.

God bless us all

Some one rise up to help us PLEASE

Jan 17, 2019
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DMV Website
by: Anonymous

For the person wanting to find out If a Driver License is Fraud or valid in North Carolina. Go to Fraud and Theft prevention-
ncdot. Website is: https://www.ncdot.gov > programs pages.

They should be able to help your concern.

It was my pleasure helping you answer this question

Jan 17, 2019
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Higherwilson
by: Anonymous

My soon to be ex has fallen for a scammer who went by the name of higherwilson on Instagram and claims to be widowed and has a daughter who is living with his mother in Houston TX. He currently says he's working in Nigeria on a oil rig. My ex's girlfriend has verified that she tried at least once to send him a $200 card because the company he works for only pays him when he leaves the oil platform. I do have pictures of him that the ex's girlfriend had snapshot of him.

My ex swears that he's coming in next week 1/25/19 to visit her. They would talk on Google hangouts he went by the name of higherwilsonfly@gmail.com

Anyone else run into this guy?

Jan 17, 2019
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Hertzdog
by: Anonymous

I am also currently having the same conversations-Wilfred is now requesting 5 - $100.00 ITunes cards so he can stay in touch - I asked proof of who he is and where. Now he is updating me because I questioned him! Lol!!

Beware! He is on Twitter- Goes by Wilfred Hertzdog with the same song and dance of deceased wife and son in a boarding school - in Texas.

Beaware! 🤷‍♀️

Jan 17, 2019
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To Anonymous 're Travis K Gary
by: Anonymous

How did you have the DL checked out by the Rochester DMV. I have one from North Carolina I want to check out but don't know how. Thank you in advance for any advice or help

Jan 17, 2019
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Re: Christopher Luke Ryan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I found Christopher Luke Ryan's LinkedIn profile.
It says that he's a developer in renewable energy.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-luke-ryan-108248168/

Is this him?

Jan 17, 2019
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Christopher Luke Ryan and Thomas H. Conley
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This is seriously messed up, but rest assured I don't send money to these or any scammers. I'm not on Facebook anymore, but I'll keep an eye out for one of them on LinkedIn.

Jan 16, 2019
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Christopher Luke Ryan is a scammer
by: Anonymous

Be careful, he has a LinkedIn profile, Facebook account, and will add you on WhatsApp and has even a website for his project in oil and energy! https://chrixpamenergy.com/
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/christopher-luke-ryan-108248168

He will even send you videos on a helicopter, but be careful as the voice sound doesn’t match with the video !!!

+44 7405 397592
+44 7784 009378
00 1 (978) 533-4362
christopherryan@chrispamenergy.com
00 1 (765) 239-9388

His daughters email : pampamela72@yahoo.com

The story: oil engineer on the rig, no video calls, fall crazy in love with you in two weeks, wants a mother to her daughter. She lives with Dannie, the great love of his late mom, who died with cancer !!!

To know if it’s is a real project website, try to copy paste the text on the services or products description on google and search! You will realize that the website is just a peace of plagia!

He uses the pictures of an Indian American man with an angel face! His strategy is to send you every morning a poem text with YouTube video link!

Never send money, never trust any information!

Jan 16, 2019
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Thomas Conley Response
by: Anonymous

Coincidence. Sounds like all the rest. The one I had was also from Germany, on an oil rig in Texas. Same story. Definitely a scammer. Different name.

But, of course, tell him off!!

He will DENY, DENY, etc., but he is NOT REAL!!

I think they expect to have a certain number of women block them and tell them off, but they keep on going. Eventually they strike it rich and they know it.

Wish ALL women would wise up and get rid of them the minute they say oil rig, widower, kid in boarding school, or wife cheated, or wife and kid died, blah blah blah.

Jan 16, 2019
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Re: Thomas H. Conley
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Thomas H. Conley, his name is? Hmm. His story sounds like a lot of other guys we've all come across in the past year. Widower, with a son in boarding school somewhere, 62 or younger, brings religion into every conversation, professes his love for women after just meeting them online, and finds himself in a sticky situation that requires that you send him money or be his mule.

BLOCK HIM!

Jan 15, 2019
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Frank decker
by: Anonymous

Ladies do not accept a request on Instagram from Frank Decker. He is not the guy in the pic. This guy profess his love for you. Calls you darling and sends every poem he can find. Hes real smooth. He will even send a text from his so called daughter calling you mom. This guy is a real POS. He too is on a rig. And the same old story.

Finally got him to call and it comes up a Pennsylvania number and like he says hes from there but it's some guy who can sounds ridiculous asking for a credit card after he swears he doesn't want money.

Just watch this guy is real smooth.

Jan 15, 2019
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Thomas H Conley
by: Anonymous

I'm talking to a 62 year old who works on a rig, German company, Hamburg and lives in Texas, told me he is widower, one son 16, boarding school. When I ask questions about him, every time the same response, tells me how wonderful, sweet Blabla.

He is not what I look for in a man, and seems to me he is a scammer. Will tell him tomorrow and what I think of him

Jan 15, 2019
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Reverse image search
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I tried doing one on TinEye, but it says it doesn't recognize people or objects. Huh.

Jan 14, 2019
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Reverse image search
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I was looking up one of my scammers' pics on Google and discovered he had changed his profile and cover pics on Twitter. He went from using Dennis Margulies' pics to using pics with nobody in them. I still don't know who the real person behind that first profile pic is.

To the person impersonating the real estate agent, I'm onto you.

Jan 14, 2019
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Offshore Oil Rig - Engineer
by: Anonymous

I was approached on Instagram by someone named Travis Krueger Gary. Also on an offshore platform in the Black Sea off the Coast of Georgia. He claims to be German/American and is a widow with 2 son’s being cared for by a caregiver in Bonn, Germany. Claims his mother Elisabeth is in a nursing home with congestive heart failure due to the fact that he is not allowed to come home because he owes taxes to the Georgian Minister of Finance.

His caregiver ended up also being a Nigerian scammer. He even sent me a fake bank account with 4.2 million euros with the vtbbank of Georgia.

He also sent me stolen pics and professed his undying love for me and even called our meeting a Devine intervention by God.

He would call me on occasions from 347-690-8170 which is a service provided by Bandwidth out of New York. He sent me a fake Drivers Licence with a stolen pic. I had the DL checked out by the Rochester, New York DMV. Definitely fake. This Travis Gary claimed to live at 32 Gillette Street, Rochester, NY.

That was also fake. Everything was fake except for the fact that he wanted my money. His email address: travisgary09@gmail.com. Supposed Birthday is February 3, 1970. He also wanted me to send funds by Bitcoin which these scammers know is the least traceable transaction. Claims his lawyer was Mikheil Baqandize from the country of Georgia. I have copies of the fake bank account, and other documents if they are needed.

Travis Krueger Gary Scammer has also been reported to the FBI. I agree with the lady who thought having a site with the stolen pics, phone numbers and email address etc, is a great idea. Travis has also threatened my life and I advised him that I am not afraid of his threats and Law Enforcement would be waiting for him and his many cohorts.

For more information,you may email me atrhrf58@gmail.com.

Jan 14, 2019
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Join a Match.com fraud class action lawsuit
by: Anonymous

For those who 'met' their scammers on Match.com, became a victim and wish join others in a class action lawsuit, please go to the link below and on the right side of the page you have the opportunity to take a step towards taking action against Match.com.

The only way to make headway with Match.com is to be proactive as a group. They know about the scammers, but elect to ignore the problem in favor of profit. I strongly encourage you to view the site, sign on and share with others who have lost money and have suffered the burden of being hurt so badly.

https://www.bigclassaction.com/lawsuit/match-com-facing-consumer-fraud-class-action-lawsuit.php

Jan 14, 2019
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Smith Clington
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this guy. Met on Words with Friends. Marine Engineer on Oil Rig in UK. Single dad, Peter is 9, Jenny is 11. Divorced. Born in South Africa, moved to Texas when he was 15, orphaned by 18. 48 years old, born Feb.7th.

Wanted to marry me and be a mother to his children within 2 days of talking. Ask me to download Google Hangouts. Sent me pics of him and his children. Within a week he asked me to send 500.00 worth of phone cards. Facetimed me and heard an Indian accent.

Told me he couldn't show his face due to the security of his contract. I hung up on him and deleted the app.

PLEASE AVOID HIM AT ALL COSTS!!!!!

Jan 14, 2019
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All of you
by: Anonymous

Hello, you guys can Google "reverse image search" and upload any of your scammers images to see if they pop up anywhere on the internet as other people!

Jan 14, 2019
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Ladies Let's United.
by: Anonymous

Hi Ladies; I found this on the internet and I feel that whomever was scammed by these AH, please file with "Match.com facing consumer fraud class action lawsuit."

If enough of us file against match.com, maybe someone will help us out, but we won't know until there is enough filings.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FILE.

Jan 14, 2019
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Baruch Shalev
by: Anonymous

Yes, this guy sounds very familiar, please email me at dbandoli@icloud.com. I have voice mail messages, you might want to hear, before having anymore contact with this guy, trust me.

Jan 14, 2019
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David Williams
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of a David Williams that is a CIA agent in Africa or Egypt and from the Houston TX area?

Jan 14, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

The part about him supposedly working for Exxon Mobil sounds familiar, alright. This Baruch Shalev, aka Robert Schmidt, does he claim to be a father of two children and claim to need an exit permit to leave the rig he supposedly works on?

Jan 13, 2019
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Baruch Shalev
by: Anonymous

The person who is named above IS Robert Schmidt. He is a KNOWN scammer, and TROLLS Linkedin to seek out his victims. He tells his oh so familiar story to WOMEN all over the country.

DO NOT COMMUNICATE with him--BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK!!!

Last I heard from another victim, he was in cahoots with a female co-conspirator.

DO NOT LET HIM GET TO YOU!!!

Jan 13, 2019
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Beware of this oil rig worker
by: Anonymous

I have been chatting with William C Baker on a rig and have been chatting for 6 months. I have sent itune cards, and Amazon cards and now he wants me to set up an account from some guy in Brazil. I asked him to video chat with me but he says it is not allowed on the rig. Says he has a 16 year old daughter and she is a widower daughter lives in Florida with her Auntie Susan

Jan 13, 2019
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Baruch Shalev
by: Anonymous

I was contacted by a Baruch Shalev in July 2018, but the email address was from robertoschmit1234@gmail.com. He saw my pic on LinkedIn and just wanted to reach out to me. I ignored him, but 4 months later he sent me another email, this time it was from his own gmail account. This time I decided to write back since this was the second time he tried to contact me. He seemed very nice, told me a lot about himself, he owned his own company, Baruch Oil Services.

He used to live in California with his now ex-wife and daughter. He was divorced 5 years ago because his wife was cheating, then she and his daughter moved back to the UK, he then moved to Stamford, CT. He said he grew up in Europe and is Jewish American. He is a sub sea contractor. We started off emailing, but he was pretty insistent on texting so we could communicate better since he always had his phone with him and wasn't at his computer all the time.

We started texting after I obtained a VoIP # because I didn't want to give him my real number. He was so full of compliments and started calling me darling, honey, baby, my love and sweetheart. He professed his love to me everyday and wanted to meet me to see if we had chemistry in person. This guy is good at making you feel like you are the most important person in the world.

A week and a half ago, he was granted a 4 week contract with Exxon Mobil to repair underwater pipelines. He went to Spain a week ago and once he arrived on the oil rig platform, he called me from his cell to let me know he arrived safely. Then texted me a another number where I could call him since his phone did not have international roaming yet, which he told me before he left he was going to contact his provider to place him on international roaming so we could communicate every day while he was gone. We texted for 3 days, he kept saying he was trying to contact his provider so he could have roaming so we could talk and he wanted me to call him on this other number he gave me, but I was hesitant and never would.

On the 4th day, he asked me for an iTunes card because apparently they said he needed to buy a gift card to be able to activate his phone to start working there and asked me if I would go to the store to purchase one for him. I refused, he got mad and said I didn't believe in him and he was disappointed in me. He then said I was an idiot and used profanity. He told me he was going to retire in a year.

He is 57 years old and said he is budgeting $3 million to build his retirement home.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? I would love to hear your story.

Jan 13, 2019
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Frank Decker Erie pa
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of Frank Decker. Says he has 2 kids, wife left, she was a drug addict. Calls you darling. Even supposedly brings his daughter into it. Never asked me for money. In fact told me to open a credit card and spend the limit and he would pay the bill. I said no thank you. And he continued to insist.

Jan 13, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

I am telling you these guys/ women are slick. Beware of a David Albert on POF dating site, phone 610-609-2440 who claims to be on an oil rig and needs Apple itune cards for internet service.

These rigs have satellite, fiber optics, cell towers, microwave towers.

Jan 13, 2019
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Frank Morrison
by: Anonymous

He says the company he is working for wants to pay off at 40% of his contract. They will deliver to his door but since he is not there he wants to send it to me. But it needs to be switched over into my name which there are fees. He says is is 900k.

Jan 13, 2019
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Re:Adam Palumbo
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Wow. Adam Palumbo doesn't let up, does he? SMH. Report and block him. I'm not on either dating site, but this is seriously messed up. Good for you for refusing.

Jan 12, 2019
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Adam palunbo
by: Anonymous

He did the same to me and don't worry he won't do. I reported him from Sweden and Europe.

God bless

He can make from your face a naked picture but he is a looser so don't pay.

Jan 12, 2019
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ADAM PALUMBO
by: Anonymous

Met this LOSER on Coffee Meets Bagel. Fell in love with me within a matter of 5 days. SUPPOSEDLY is short $15,000 in order to get his CRUDE OIL shipment sent from Turkey to Georgia. Begged me for help. Told him several times NO. No one can help him. He's desperate. He invested $1.1 million into this deal. Supposedly lives in Monterey Park, CA.

A few pics sent here and there. No contact since I REFUSED to help him. I get a text from him tonight stating the following:

"I'll be publishing your nude on internet your kids and family will probably see it when it goes viral Pay $5000 or face the consequences

P.S this is not a threat

Now before you text me all insult think about how this nudes could damages your dignity before your friends and family and be cAreful of your next word - if I don't hear from after 24hrspictures will leak on the ineternet watch out!!!"

WORD FOR WORD EXACTLY HOW HE SENT IT.

Then DEMANDS I go to a BITCOIN atm to send the $5,000 to him in "TURKEY". (Yet his IP address PINGED in New York)

I asked him how I could guarantee the "photos" wouldn't be leaked. HE says "I am man of my word, you send the Bitcoin I destroy the photos".

YEAH RIGHT (as I've read, he'll extort more and more).

He sends me 2 "nude" shots with an OBVIOUS CUT AND PASTE of PART of my neck and partial face. He won't answer if this is what he does for a living. And NO I'm not going to pay his extortion threat. Since what I am seeing is a copy and paste of my face (or partial of it) onto a nude body--this is HOW these lowlifes get what they want.

Scare and threat tactics.

So just a forewarning---ADAM PALUMBO--he'll pop up again on either Coffee Meets Bagel or Match.com as he said he had looked at previously.

PHONE NUMBER 202-996-7378

Jan 12, 2019
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Scammer By name Alex Razak
by: Anonymous

Does anyone knows a scammer name Alex Razak? Apparently his real name is Paul Foster. How come hackers reveal their information and this person is not in jail?

Jan 12, 2019
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Harry Krakowsky
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of the man, but the line sounds familiar.

Jan 11, 2019
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Donald Hedlund/Gary Robert Hilton
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I found your scammer's phone number and it's in Napa Valley, California. It sounds like a dodgy phone number to me, to be honest.

Jan 11, 2019
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Anyone know him
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous. No, I haven't heard of this Terry Ethan Richardson, but the line sounds familiar. My scammers didn't ask me for iTunes gift cards, but the request for money was enough reason to block them.

Jan 10, 2019
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Anyone know him
by: Anonymous

I have fallen for a guy that is supposedly French, has a 12 year old daughter, and he said his ex wife took him for millions. Insisted I chat on hangouts, we have been chatting for about 2 months, then asked me to get some gift cards for him as his has been maxed up.

He insisted, every day was lovely poems, expressions of live. Told him I couldn't do that. His name is Terry Ethan Richardson, and he keeps on asking. I told him since he was the top guy on this project he should have known what to expect. Especially since this is not his first project

Jan 10, 2019
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Donald Hedlund/Gary Robert Hilton
by: Anonymous

This is the phone number I have for this scammer
707-510-0082

Jan 10, 2019
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Marine Engineer Scammer
by: Anonymous

I got to know this guy through OKC, introduced himself as Christian Duong, an Aussie residing in Houston. Widower with a 13 years old daughter. Just less than a week into our chat, professed his love to me. Sent me a greeting each morning and also tried to chat for hours over hangout. Has the cheek to ask me to call him over Hangout and he certainly sounded weird and with a funny accent.

I have had my share of scammers through different dating sites and my instinct told me he is a fake. I ran an image search but nothing on him but the photo he used for his daughter turns out to belong to somebody else.

I am from the other side of the world so I would like to thank those who have shared their experiences here.

It would be better if we can upload those scammer's photos because they used so many different names and its difficult to pin them down.

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html





Jan 09, 2019
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Garry Robert Hilton
by: Anonymous

Haha, this guy is my scammer Donald Hedlund. He’s from Goldberg Nevada. Said his wife died in childbirth. Single, no family. Builds houses. He’s stuck in London, UK.

Right now he says he’s in the hospital, was hit by a car. He’s waiting for me to get him home. Calls me his love and can’t wait to get home so we can spend the rest of our life together.

He is such a scammer.

Jan 09, 2019
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Thomas Tomchak
by: Anonymous

The same history - Said he fell in love with me within 1 week of chatting. Soul mates. Widowed with a daughter who is with a nanny in Tampa and his parents died in a traffic accident in England. Going to marry me. He’s going to retire his month. Take care of me. Build me a mansion on the ocean. He Skyped me a video, and I saw him talking but poor signal and the video was disconnected.

It’s very scary. A friend told me he can be a scammer and I asked for a picture holding a paper with my name on it and he started to complain and said you don’t trust me, I don’t have time for this etc.

Thomas Tomchak 50 years old engineer in Mexico golf.

Email thomastomchak1512@gmail.com

He uses regular text and Skype and hangout and I met him on Tinder.

Jan 09, 2019
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Larry Kent, Oil Drilling Engineer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there. I've never heard of Larry Kent, but that part about his wife who cheated on him, but telling you that "you're the one" for him sounds familiar. A man who uses the name "Ethan Lee" used that line on me last year, too, but wasn't an oil rig engineer. Claimed to have a teenage son in boarding school back home. How many boarding schools are there in the United States, though?

Did this Larry Kent have an e-mail address and a Twitter handle?

Jan 08, 2019
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Oil rigger scammer
by: Anonymous

Does this Jeff Morrison have a social media account, i.e. Twitter, FB, etc?

Jan 08, 2019
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Page of just photos and names
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That's not a bad idea. I think Google might have a page of just photos to go with the scammers' names.

Jan 08, 2019
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Gary Robert Hilton
by: Anonymous

Mine was from Goldberg, Nevada. Had a business of his own. Single, no family. Widowed. Accent, broken English

Jan 08, 2019
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Phone numbers of scammer
by: Anonymous

These are phone numbers of a scammer when I went to www.anyscam.com to report these they are already in the data base so if any of you ladies have been in contact with such please report it here as he is a scammer that tried to scam me

661 339 4615

734 333 9350

513 437 2548

601 282 4872

Thank you

Jan 08, 2019
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Larry Kent Drilling Engineer
by: Anonymous

Said he was in FL -biggest contract EVER, in Kuwait and fell in love after 1st week and asked for Itunes cards and of course bad storm hurt the rig and he needs $5,000 to get needed equipment for repairs. He will pay me back as soon as he comes for me.

His birth date 12/23/69 and divorced his wife for her cheating but he knows I am "the one"-sound familiar?

Jan 08, 2019
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Ask them to Skype-
by: Anonymous

Anyone anywhere can download Skype and then you see them face to face and know if they are indeed on a "rig" -once I asked him to speak on skype or not at all and he was gone, so protect yourself and counter them with an app anyone can access.

Jan 08, 2019
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Names
by: Anonymous

On these comments we need to start putting names and bbn pictures of them. Otherwise they are still getting away with it. We don't know who to look for. Some do put names but not everyone. We need to see about starting a site where we can do just that. Names and pics

Jan 08, 2019
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Not sure what to think
by: Anonymous

Anyone know if there is a page of just names and photos? I think that would be helpful. And needs posted every where.

Jan 08, 2019
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Regarding Henry Lai by silly me
by: Anonymous

Hello there, regarding Henry Lai, mine is a very similar story and he was a man connected with me on LinkedIn. You say he sent you a photo of a boat trip and its his profile picture on facebook, does this guy have a baseball cap on and he has a black top and trousers???

Best wishes

A confused gal

Jan 08, 2019
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Gary Robert Hilton
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Did your grandmother's scammer claim to be from Muskegon, Michigan and have a business of his own? and claim to be single?

Jan 07, 2019
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Oil Rigger Scammer
by: Anonymous

Yeah, I ran into this guy Jeff Morrison and his story didn't add up and I picked him for a scammer in seconds, but it wasn't unpleasant and I had some fun with it...lol.

Jan 07, 2019
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Match
by: Anonymous

To the person who met her scammer on Match, well I met my first scammer on match.com and they could care less that the guy scammed me or used someone on the site to contact people even.

Jan 07, 2019
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Any gals dream man. No every gals nightmare
by: Anonymous

Scammer I met on a dating site Meetme. He is using name Steve Cole 50yr old DOB 2/28/1968. Using the address of south biscaine point Miami Beach Fl. Claims to be the Owner of Fedelity Marine Construction. Has fake web page. Said 2 dead wives. 1 killed in military and 1 died of cancer. Also has 1 son using the name Smith. Son is cared for by others and lives in Turkey and is turning 18 on 1/10/18 and living there because son was kidnapped because of how rich he is.

Said he fell in love with me within 1 week of chatting. Soul mates. Going to marry me. Take care of me. Build me a mansion on the ocean. He claims he will be home at the end of January or beginning of February. Is going to meet me and my family. Tells me I will never have to worry about anything again. I am his true love for the rest of his life.

Well it seems like it could be any girls dream. Believe me it would be any girls nightmare to believe him.

Jan 07, 2019
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DEBBIE REF: BITCOIN.
by: Anonymous

One scammer continually tried to get me to transfer money via Bitcon. I tried small quantities but stopped the process when it asked for a lot of personal information. My inner voice was screaming no do not do it. So I never finished any of the steps to complete.

Was never able to do online. But the next was for me to find a local BTC MACHINE. Never did it. Too far from where I reside.

Jan 07, 2019
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Debbie
by: Anonymous

I have been on Match.com UK and believe I have a romance scammer! So just playing along to see how it goes, could be wrong but......

Jan 07, 2019
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Continued "photo please"
by: Anonymous

My grandmothers person who I believe is a scammer goes by "Gary Robert hilton" . I've done reverse image searches and profiles all around in hoping to find someone who personally relates to my story so that I can help my grandmother see.

Yes !! Any photos will help!

Jan 07, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Ladies be aware of scammers as my mother was chatting to a bloke claiming to be an oil rig worker with no commitment, wife died giving birth, said hes had enough of living in the states and said he wants to come and live in England and said he will pay and look after her and asking questions like what car do you have and how much does it cost.

He sent a video and pictures of himself which my mother said he was gorgeous looking but to me it was too good to be true. When she spoke to him she said he sounded so different not American at all and more your African. He said his name was Antonio William, so if you heard of that name repost thank you.

Jan 07, 2019
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Scammed by Henry Lai
by: silly me

Thanks ladies for all the warning. I almost fell for this trap. His name is Henry Lai, and he is a rig engineer. He said, he is a rig engineer and that this is his first time big project investment of 15.2 millions euros. His project is in Sicily, Italy. He is widower, he lost his wife and his only son 4 years ago in a car accident and he live in San Jose, CA. On his FB, he is 54 and he does looks good. He told me that his mother is from Scotland and his father is HK Chinese. His father is also a rig engineer, but got killed of a rig oil station explosion in Texas, and his mother died from a heart attack after a year.

His wife is cheating him with his best friend, and he won't divorce his wife, because he loves his wife too much. Make the story short, after we talked for 11 days, he told me that he is falling in love of me. He said, he is limited with networks.

Yesterday, finally his patience is up after 30 days and he is asking for money of 4500 euro, because after the explosion of his oil rig station, he needs that money to fix the drilling or plumbing to work. I gave him hope, and said: Sure, I can help you so forward me the account numbers:

Finansbank A.S, account name: Christian Emiator; acct #: 76923393; IBAN: TR30 0011- 100000000076 923393; SWIFT code: FNNBTRISXXX; bank address: beylikduzu sanayi;

Beneficiary address: iskenderpasa mahallesi, horhor caddesi, no 31 daire: 4 aksaray fatih, fatih, istanbul.

He said it is the companys machine. I am laughing about to him as what ever your name is, your game is over and I believe one thing is true about you are 7 feet and your size is XXL.
He was mad or that was his game:

He said: Will you insult me now? Because I asked for your help? You just called me a scam oh God, you know what thank you so much, okay. But I will promise you one thing. I will make sure you regret and apologize for making fun of me if you leave me I know I will surely get passed this I believe in God and I swear it I will look for you and tell you to your face I made it without your help. How would you insult me and call me a liar? because you don't want to help me? I would tell you if deep down in your heart you think I am a liar go ahead and block me???

I said: Sure I will and how dare you bring the name of God! His response back to me: My God I don't believe this is happening. I promise you no matter how hard I will find you, Mark my face. You will regret calling me a liar. I swear it on my late families grave.

My response was: hahaha! sure!- he responds I am not your darling and you are not worth being a wife! Before I blocked him he sent me a love! That is so funny.

Honestly in the beginning I thought really, he was my soul mate, because we had so many similar comments, but after I asked about his childhood life, and how are his American co-workers he said, he never worked with Americans! And he knew I was still married, and want to start a relationship with me, while he hates women cheating on their husband!

Only one thing I couldn't figure out. He does send one of his pictures lately of his boat trip. It is the same person on his Facebook! I believe his job is a scammer and the funny part is before I blocked him, he sent me a love heart!

Jan 07, 2019
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Campbell Freeman
by: Anonymous

Campbell Freeman on Instagram. Just contacted me today. Glad I found this site. Listen to your intuition.

Jan 07, 2019
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Frank Melker
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Never heard of him. He sounds like a fake. On another note, here's a YouTube video to help each other spot fakes on social media and dating sites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sncuY-PR0k

Jan 07, 2019
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Scammer name?
by: Anonymous

Have any of you dealt with a Frank Melker, originally from Sweden. Claims to have an elderly widowed mother & a 15 years old daughter named Erika or Erica. Private oil engineer supposedly moved to CA. Has an accent & shared password & ID to a locked 7 digit bank account. How to tell a scammer from the real thing? Good looking 52-54 years guy with a trimmed beard, mustache & salt n pepper hair with brown eyes. Wants me to meet daughter & Mother.

Red flags; asked for Amazon ITunes card & recently plane ticket, hotel expense $ as he’s supposedly stuck in Monaco after trouble with the propeller & then the crane to the rig that he says he owns. Claims he does high security work.

I suspect he’s a CATFISH/Scammer. Need proof.
Any body care to advise how to catch this guy red handed?

Jan 07, 2019
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Your grandmother
by: Anonymous

Please tell you grandmother to block him immediately. I was scammed by a guy on an oil rig who had fake pictures gave me a line of crap and I gave him $150.000.00. All of my savings and at 76 years of age I had to go back to work. He had me buy an airline ticket to meet me so he could give me my money back and he was not there.

These people are fakes and do not give a dam about you. When I look back I can see how he set me up. Does anyone know if the FBI goes after these people?

Jan 07, 2019
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BITCOIN TRANSACTIONS....
by: Debbie, continued.....

I managed to wire transfer the equivalent of $530,718.63 that were converted into Bitcoins between September 17 and December 12, 2018.

I used Match.com as my first online dating experience ever, starting 9.2.2018 and when I reported how I was scammed, they asked for the user name used, which I provided. I spoke first with the call center in Costa Rica, the employee said she could not release any info to me, only the FBI. I asked her to answer a yes or no question which was: Is the actual name associated with who set up the Match account the same as the profile name. She said they were different. No surprise.

I then called the Texas HQ of Match and another employee confirmed that my comments had been recorded by the Costa Rica call center and then mentioned that the account had been involuntarily 'deactivated' on 9.29.2018 due to 'suspicious' activity reported by another member. I asked did that imply 'asking for money'? She said yes.

MATCH DID NOT CONTACT ANYONE WHO HAD BEEN EXCHANGING COMMUNICATION WITH THIS ACCOUNT USING THE MATCH SITE.

I suspect the Match employees disclosed more than they should, but it was enough. I am meeting with a bankruptcy attorney tomorrow followed with a criminal attorney regarding Match.com failure to let members know about the illegal activity of an 'active' member.

HAS ANYONE EVER ENCOUNTERED A SIMILAR SITUATION WITH MATCH.COM?

Jan 07, 2019
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Picture
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Here it is. Hope this helps. This is a picture he used on Twitter and Hangouts.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dennis+marguilles&sa=X&nfpr=1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=2ahUKEwigwv3w_9rfAhUS_KQKHZ7hDkgQ7Al6BAgGEA8&biw=1396&bih=642#imgrc=6bF3O01aAKPScM:

Jan 07, 2019
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Re:Please See My Comment
by: Anonymous

He did, but I deleted them along with the chats. D'Oh! I can show you a picture of the man whose picture he stole, though.


Jan 07, 2019
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Are you familiar with Bitcoins?
by: Debbie

Has anyone heard of scammers requesting wire transfers to be deposited into the Bitcoinofamerica bank account in Chicago? The transferred dollars are received and converted into Bitcoins and re-deposited into various Bitcoin Addresses and wallets for further distribution. It is a complicated system.

PLEASE, IF ANY OF YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED A SCAMMER MENTIONING BITCOINS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

I have not read anything to date, that mentions Bitcoins. Bitcoins are a type of digital currency that is independent of any sort of banking regulations.

My scammer's name was Christopher Bjorn Ragnaar, from Norway. Same story - wife died of cancer, one child in Belgium, getting ready to retire, ran out of funds to complete multi-million contract he was awarded to fix an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. If anyone in his 'group' is reading this, there are a lot of loose ends with the Bitcoin Reports I ran prior to the 'address' aka account, being deactivated. The FBI is involved.

Ladies, please call me if you have any information at:424.228.2176 Debbie

Jan 06, 2019
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PLEASE SEE MY COMMENT
by: Anonymous

Hello, my grandma has the exact same info and name and all from a guy on an oil rig but doesn't believe me about your story.

Did he send pictures?

Jan 06, 2019
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A Normal Name Now
by: OneThirdCultureKid

One of my scammers, who used the name "Dennis Marguilles" used the photo of a man with graying hair, a mustache, and a goatee, too! Steve Woods, you say? Huh! Very suspicious, this is.

Jan 06, 2019
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Live and learn
by: Anonymous

Mine go with James Williams. Apparently a doctor working off the Gulf of Mexico, with a sick daughter in Germany with the nanny. Not given treatment because he couldn’t pay. Claimed his account in the mainland is suspended because of tax evasion. Claimed accountant he hired took off with his money.

A whole bunch of BS. Getting angry with me because I won’t give him any money. Last night started asking for iTunes cards. What a bunch of freaking losers!

Beware, goes with the following gmail accounts:

Jameswilliams880065@gmail.com
Jameswilliams2249@gmail.com

Favourite line - I will always love and cherish you.

Jan 06, 2019
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Don't send money
by: Lynn

I was scammed a year ago by a so called oil rig private contractor. He called himself Emmanuel Stephen. Same story as all the rest - widow with two kids staying with caregiver. Fell in love with him and ignored the red flags until I found this site and another lady answered my post, same man same story as he was giving me.

I was devastated but I'm so thankful for this site. We had met on Instagram and now all I get are request from scammers, they are all over Instagram. At least I know what to look for. Check their profile and who is following them and if you see young African men following them that's a dead give away.

Also look on Utube you will see many of the Same faces used over and over but not always, Just remember that men on oil rigs don't need your money for anything no matter what they say. I was recently contacted by a man called Richard Boyce who claimed he'd been on rig for 6 months and would be on 2 more months, but I knew that was a lie so I blocked him.

All are liars but very good st what the do.

Stay away from them please for your own good.

Jan 06, 2019
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Anonymous
by: Anonymous

The name of the man that wanted the 21000 is Frank Antonion Morrison. From Granada Spain.

Jan 06, 2019
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James E
by: Anonymous

I had put on pictures and names of a James E. that he was using all kinds of names but do not know what happened to them. He was a good looking guy, very smooth talking, wanted iTunes cards a lot and wanted to fix his Rig all the time. Something was always going wrong on his rig. But as I found out the company fixes them all and then they take it out of their contract because they are not going to let them be broke down and lose money.

Had Blondish hair with the frown lines between his eyes just above the nose. James Eubanks. Tom Erol, Eubanks James. He went by many names. The one I put on of new submission was put somewhere else and I cannot find it and there was more pictures and names he uses.

Good Luck.

Jan 05, 2019
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Anyone Know This Man?
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of this James E from Alabama, but I will be on the lookout for him. Is he asking for money, too? Report him to SCARS, or better yet, post his name on social media.

Jan 05, 2019
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A normal name now
by: Anonymous

Usually they have 2 first names lol. This guy is Steve Woods. Met on words. 60 year old. Lost wife 6 years ago. Has daughter. From Wisconsin. Moved to Dallas 2 months ago. Federal contractor. I’ll see how this one plays out before I bust him. They all seem to have grayish hair and goatees. Well all the ones who send me game requests anyway.

Jan 05, 2019
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Asking for money,
by: Anonymous

I just want to say, I have had two over the last year, one was Charles Bothmann, on an oil rig, equipment broke, got seized at the Canadian border, needed to pay taxes, couldn’t access his account, came up with most of the money from a friend. Always wanted me to pay $1500.00, blah blah. Promised to pay me back when he was off the water. He never got off the water, wanted me to pay the bank money so I could get my money back. I fell in love with him so bad, when he couldn’t get any more money out of me he got angry and told me I didn’t love him anymore, I was selfish after pawning my jewelry and giving him $9000.00

The second one is in the UK, London. Builds houses, got his passport confiscated because of owing taxes, then he got hit by a car, now he’s in the hospital. This is such bs. They come up with any excuses. They will never meet with you.
They will do anything, say anything, make you feel like your the only love of their life.

Please don’t listen to them, don’t send money. We need to block them. Report them and stop talking to them. They are low life’s. Nothing but scammers.

We all need to stop them. Shut them down.

God Bless us all.

Jan 05, 2019
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To Anonymous
by: Anonymous

To Anonymous: What is the name of the scammer who wants $21,000 to finish his contract and come home to his son? Thank You

Jan 05, 2019
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Anyone know this man
by: Anonymous

Is anyone speaking to a James E from Alabama?

Jan 05, 2019
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Asking me for money
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your replies. Today he is back at his cabin I asked had the representative been for the money and he said I believe he is around but because I have been sick he hadn't been to him. Not ten minutes ago he said are you going to help me with this money. I havent and I won't but it has really upset me.

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Best wishes from the United Kingdom x

Jan 04, 2019
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Asking for money
by: Anonymous

Every story I was given it was always a high amount of money they need and the funny thing is they may not get it all but maybe a couple of thousand. He's a fake so don't even consider it or think about it and get the hell away from him. Believe me it won't stop and that you will never see him and you'll just love him deeper so get out now.

I'll gladly leave you my email so get away from him before you lose everything.

Jan 04, 2019
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Most of Nigeria are scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Let's get this info out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc, that way everybody using those sites knows what to do and whom to report these scammers to.

Jan 04, 2019
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've not experienced exactly the same story you have, but I've been on the receiving end of the begging and pleading from guys pretending to be widowers with one or two children as you have. They suddenly find themselves in sticky situations, such as muggings, sick child in the hospital, they didn't plan for either of these things to happen to them, etc.

Did your scammer promise to pay you back, too? I blocked mine.

Jan 04, 2019
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3yearplan
by: Anonymous

Hi to All those awful scammers who are reading. Your stories are getting old. I have a couple of new names I came across being Mike Fisher and James Roberts.

I believe they are contacts in the US for whatever game they play. I’ve been contacted by a Dr in Syria. Total scammer and a handsome picture of a man called Fred Moore. Fred traveled to Dubai on business and had no money to get home. Too bad!

All that happened during the time "my man"
was In South Africa having problems with the government there. These men have to come up with better stories. We are very sensitive as women and some are more vulnerable than others.

This site has saved me from much loss. My heart will mend and I will keep working out big and I will get stronger.

Jan 04, 2019
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Asking for money
by: Anonymous

Don't do it. I have one that needed 21000.00 to fix his drilling equipment so he could finish his contract and come home to me and his son. He was supposed to be finished in Sept. He is still there..lol. and another whose equipment was seized and he needs 7000.

They are just trying to get money.

Jan 04, 2019
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Asking me for money
by: Anonymous

Don’t fall for this bs from this guy, as they do make you fall in love with them. They are good. They say everything you want to hear. It’s one excuse after another. I can guarantee you he is not in the sick bay. Oil rig guys do not have time to call, text or communicate with random women or play games. They are ALL scammers. They laugh at us for falling for them. All they want is money.

Block this jerk low life scum. I went thru this and lost money. When I couldn’t give him anymore, he got nasty, said good bye and blocked me.

Jan 04, 2019
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To asking me for money
by: Anonymous

DON’T SEND HIM A PENNY!!! None of it is true. Read all of these comments. The stories are all the same: working on an oil rig. Widowed. One kid. None of it is true!!!!! You are probably one of many that he’s saying the same stuff to.

DONT SEND HIM ANYTHING!!!!

Jan 04, 2019
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similar experience
by: Anonymous

YES, WHAT IS HIS NAME

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Don't send money
by: Lynn

I was scammed a year ago by a so called oil rig private contractor. He called himself Emmanuel Stephen. Same story as all the rest - widow with two kids staying with caregiver. Fell in love with him and ignored the red flags until I found this site and another lady answered my post, same man same story as he was giving me.

I was devastated but I'm so thankful for this site. We had met on Instagram and now all I get are request from scammers, they are all over Instagram. At least I know what to look for. Check their profile and who is following them and if you see young African men following them that's a dead give away.

Also look on Utube and you will see many of the Same faces used over and over but not always. Just remember that men on oil rigs don't need your money for anything no matter what they say. I was recently contacted by a man called Richard Boyce claimed he'd been on rig for 6 months and would be on 2 more months, but I knew that was a lie so I blocked him. All are liars but very good at what the do.

Stay away from them please for your own good.

Jan 04, 2019
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Asking for money
by: Cj

Honey he is a scammer. I promise you the whole tax thing is a big lie. Block him and move on

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Asking me for money
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to this guy from USA and he connected with me on LinkedIn in October 2018. He is an Italian guy with an 11-year old son, his wife died 5-years ago. Cut a long story short he won a multi million pound contract and he flew put to the location in December, on his arrival at the rig he found out that he needed to pay more tax than he thought and he was short by 40k, so up to today he has managed to chip away at this money by getting loans and borrowing from family and friends, but he is now short of $2,200 and the deadline is today so he can start drilling.

He has begged me, pleaded with me for this and because I would not lend it he blocked me on whatsapp last night, and I was devastated this guy has made me fall in love with him 'hook, line and sinker'

Right now he says he is in the sick bay of the rig and apparently a representative of the company is coming today about this tax money.

I am at a loss as to what to do, so has anyone experienced this type of story?

Jan 04, 2019
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I thought I met someone special
by: Anonymous

Just started talking to a gentlemen a couple of days ago. Works on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, lost wife to a car accident a few years back, no family, Scottish accent, nice looking guy.

I knew it was all too good to be true.

Last night while texting he asked if I could get him an ITunes card which I found odd and questionable. Well, it certainly brightened my outlook for the past couple of days.

RT....if you are reading this, shame on you. How can you live with yourself?

Back to the dating drawing board. 😔




Jan 04, 2019
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More on Henry Reuben
by: Anonymous

His wife died five years ago, and he has a grown daughter and grandson. He didn't call himself a widower as he was single. He uses the word darling, way better than dear lol.

He asked if I had hangouts or whatsapp. I ended up blocking him.

Jan 04, 2019
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by: OneThirdCultureKid

Yikes, that sounds like the scammers I was talking with, but in varying degrees! One had a daughter named Lily who got sick and needed an exit permit to go home to the U.S. (I thought he said he lived in Reykjavik???); one had gotten beaten up and robbed in South Africa(one was an American white male going through a divorce and had not traveled to South Africa); and a third supposedly had a teenage son named Samuel in boarding school.

What the falafel!

Jan 03, 2019
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Most of Nigeria are scammers
by: Anonymous

Check out Austin Edumu profile and Instagram. He and his 3 brothers are behind a lot of scamming. Alfred Busta, Kelvin Scott are the same poor guy they use over and over.

The real man is Scott Humpal. A great man. We need to start blasting this on every resource possible. Eric Fisher is another name they use.

Jan 03, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Anthony Clark on WWF. Wants to chat with you on Google Hangouts as he's not on WWF that often. Wants Apple Itunes cards, starting at $200. He's running out of Data. Needs Apple Itunes cards so he can continue chatting.

Works on an Oil Rig in the UK. Lives in TN. Lost his wife 3 years ago, has a daughter 15 at boarding school in the States. Was to be home at the end of Dec. 2018. Contract extended till Jan. 2019.

Very persistent. Always questioning when the gift cards will be sent.

Made no sense to me, how someone working on an Oil Rig would need gift cards to chat. He should have a bank roll.

SCAMMER, SCAMMER, SCAMMER

Jan 03, 2019
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Henry Reuben
by: Anonymous

He’s an orthopedic surgeon

Jan 03, 2019
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Kelvin eric and Eric Fisher
by: Anonymous

We need to get the word out better. They keep using good mens profiles. There is a whole family from Nigeria that scams. They are men and women from 16 years old and up. Thousands of them.

I caught one Austin Edumu and his 3 brothers. They are poor so they say. Check into his profile. They are using these 2 guys profiles.

Kelvin is actually Scott Humpal. They got me with his profile but then it was Alfred Busta.

Stay away and never send money. They laugh at us and say stupid white women


Jan 03, 2019
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Henry Reuben
by: Anonymous

On words. Just sent me a game request. He just started playing the other day. So he’s new to game or just a new name. He’s at a refugee camp in Syria. I’ll see how this plays out. He’ll be sorry messing with me lol

Jan 03, 2019
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My experiences /Paul Abramo and David Kruger
by: Anonymous

Both are smooth talkers. Paul appears to be a little more articulate than David. I was scammed by both. Paul is an oil driller. David says he works for Golden Marine Ltd. I am so disgusted with these losers. They really play the game well. Paul basically wants ITunes cards. Small amounts like $25,50, $100. The last was $500 because his phone fell in the water and he lost all his info.

David on the other hand needed cash than ITunes cards. I did comply and lost some money. Paul is in Hangout and David on Viber.

Jan 03, 2019
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Scum Sucking Bottom Feeders
by: Ashamed and Humuliated

I posted on this site a little over 3 months ago. My suicide was planned, all because of some POS, I am grateful for a friend who then let people in my life know what was happening. I read all the comments here and sometimes it just makes me sick to my stomach.

For those of you still playing Words with Friends, please do be careful. Zynga won't do anything about it. I wish there was a way to find them and stop them from taking so much from people. Not only money, but everything else that keeps a person happy. I wish I could be happy again.

Is there anyone there who has a picture for that Dr. in Turkey, and something about a rig in Edmonton, CA. That really creeped me out, the hair stood up when I read that. I have a hunch I should know that person.

Take Care of Yourselves, and please don't fall for any of their stories.

Jan 03, 2019
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They're all the same
by: Anonymous

Yes they're ALL the same. "Did you have breakfast? What did you eat?" Turkey seems to be the "go to" place. They're always getting awarded "the biggest contract of my life". And they ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS refer to you as dear. We're overrun with these scammers and cheaters.

Jan 02, 2019
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Yes, They All Sound Alike
by: OneThirdCultureKid

You'll find that they sound alike on Twitter, or some guy is impersonating them. Rest assured that I don't send them money at all.

Jan 02, 2019
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Yes, They All Sound Alike
by: Anonymous

It is unbelievable how many there are on Words with Friends. I get at least two a day. The names are different than ones that I have posted here awhile ago as well as all the ones that other women are posting.

One actually begged me for money on WWF so it was a simple matter of reporting him as fraud and he was removed.

One was using the picture of an American General Mattis who just resigned from the Trump Administration. Very recognizable. I reported him as impersonation.

They all want you to go to Hangouts, or email or WhatsApp as you all know. This way they avoid being reported.

Here are more scammers on WWF:

Wm359532
Mason Stott
Davidguillaume400
Jamie Wayne
Jeff Brown
Mattcaleb884

and the one that had me fooled last year for three weeks - CHRIS ANDERSON. He is still playing. No, I did not send that POS a dime, but I am sure he has found plenty of other women that are willing.

They are all disgusting freaks that do not deserve the air they breathe.

Please ladies. Do not even respond to them. It only feeds their determination.

Jan 02, 2019
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Re: Doctor Is In Turkey
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That's good that the FBI is monitoring this "doctor" named Scott. If I'm not mistaken, it sounds like he wants you to send money to bail him out. Don't send him any money.

Jan 02, 2019
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Happy to share my experience
by: Anonymous

Most of these people claiming to be military personnel on dating sites are scammers. You find them on every dating site, also on instagram. I was involved in a romance scam that I lost a lot of money to the tune $500,000. I advise you to always insist to see your alleged lover before any financial commitment.

Jan 01, 2019
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The doctor contacted me saying he is in Turkey
by: Anonymous

Scott also contacted me. They were just all caught with cocaine on a rig in Edmonton, Canada. They have an Nigerian contacting me to see if I have figured him out. The FBI is monitoring him. He was reported to them

Jan 01, 2019
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They All Sound Alike
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Deb, that's exactly what scammers say! "Have you eaten, my love?" Puh-leeze! I don't know of any American men who call us "dear", "honey", and "baby", either.

Also, what's with the sob stories?


Jan 01, 2019
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Name of Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Mine called himself "Dennis Marguilles".

Dec 31, 2018
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Garrett
by: Anonymous

He blocked me. 😂😂. Couldn’t reel him in darn lol

Dec 31, 2018
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They all sound alike
by: Deb

There is such a pattern with all these guys...a typical message: Good morning dear (who says dear, anyway?). I trust you slept well. Have you eaten yet?

This is such awkward speech. NO American men speak like this. Yet they ALL have the same texts. I swear it’s one guy!!

Dec 31, 2018
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New one
by: RONI

New guy reached out to me on Instagram. Scott Kelly screen name:honestgenme. Messages me and wanted to be friends. I work with the United Nations High Commission For Refugee in Syria Camp. I'm a Medical Doctor ( Physician) I administer treatment to Syrian refugees seeking refuge in Syria.

Wanted to chat.

Asked me how do you trust someone online? Just like me now what do you want me to do for you to know am real. My answer was I do not trust anyone until I meet them face to face especially men. He said we could video, but I told him those can be faked.

He has now disappeared no more conversation. I believe he was fake.


Dec 31, 2018
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Got one - words
by: Anonymous

Garrett Robin 1447 on words. From California. His photo is of a side view looks kind of like Michael Douglas as a wax figure 😂😂. He sent me a message hello how are you doing my dear have you been playing along. I think I’ll play with this one for a while and see where it leads than bust him 😂😂

Dec 31, 2018
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Morgan Moukelly
by: Anonymous

I find it very interesting that all these scammers follow the same pattern. My scammer Morgan Moukelly is expecting me to send a money gram to some chap in America. It will be interesting to see his reaction when I tell him it's not forthcoming! Serves them right!

Dec 31, 2018
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Name of scammer
by: Anonymous

WHAT WAS HIS NAME

Dec 31, 2018
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Re: Words With Friends
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Yes, scammers use the pictures of other guys to fool you into thinking that it's them. Mine did on Twitter, until I asked him if the guy in the picture is actually him, just to see what he'd say. Guess what? He was shocked when I told him that the guy whose picture he used also likes to cook and bike, and was he shocked! Heh, heh.

Dec 30, 2018
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Bryan Russell
by: Anonymous

I have a scammer and he says he is from Austin TX like Paul Abrams. That he is retiring in March. Started out with wanting iTunes but now needs 7000.00 for equipment that was being shipped that he bought and it was seized because of drugs on the ship. This is what it will cost to have it shipped home thru a different company.



Dec 30, 2018
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WWF pictures
by: Anonymous

I would like to know if the pic they use with you and then you see it under others name are they still using the same name and picture with them.

Dec 30, 2018
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3yr plan
by: ticked off

To the person who wrote about the 3yr plan I can say this is very familar and it sounds like my guy but is using a different name of course. It is all Nigerian and if you send money that is where the money will go if the guy is the same one. My scammer had a so called lawyer and I got scammed out of a lot of money and he also has a daughter that is 13 now but he could not give me a picture of her or even give me the first and last name of the lawyer just a email address.

The 3yr plan is how many yrs he scammed me and the promises he makes mean squat. My advice to you is run like heck and block that sob and don't look back.

Dec 30, 2018
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Words
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Do your scammers have actual pictures of themselves? If not, do a search on them and tell them what you've found. They'll lie and tell you that the guy whose pictures they've stolen is their doppelganger. SMH.

Dec 29, 2018
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Words
by: Anonymous

Forgot to add to my comment a bit ago No pic of this guy. Just a photo of a table, 2 chairs and flowers

Dec 29, 2018
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Words with Friends
by: Anonymous

I mentioned earlier that it was a quiet week on Words - until tonight. Williams Grey (steinberg grey wilford) playing since November 12, 2018 from United Kingdom contacted me tonight. He said hello and I said hi. He said so nice talking with you my dear, nice to meet you my dear, how are you doing my dear. Wasn't in the mood to play his game.

So I told him enough with the dear, it's nauseating. I asked if he was an oil rig engineer, widowed with a kid in boarding school and if he needed itunes cards. lol

I said there is a website dedicated to you morons and I was going to add his name to the scammer list, called him a nigerian POS and he blocked me. LOL.

Dec 29, 2018
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Fake pictures
by: Anonymous

I've been on here for almost a year and I tell you put their photos through Google image search and tineye and whatever else is out there. I've been in contact with the James Sullivan Morgan Daniels kinds of men and they are all scammers. What I do now is I tell them I want them to send a picture with my name on the sign waving to me if they won't do that they can kiss my you know what.

Dec 29, 2018
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Ryan Walker. sterling
by: Anonymous

Be careful, once your scammer gets to England as there will be a problem with posting his retirement papers, he’ll get stuck, he will need help. That’s probably when he’ll ask for money to help him. Always an excuse not to be able to get home, one excuse after another, that’s how they string you along.

They are nothing but scamming scum. Get rid of him now.

Block and delete. Good luck.

Dec 29, 2018
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My experiences
by: Anonymous

Two encounters. Beware of Paul Abram. Says he is from Turin, Italy and lives in Austin Texas. Professes his Love daily.Than asks for ITunes cards, small amounts. Than after a month, looses his phone and all his work he has done and now needs $500 in iTunes cards to re-do his work. One dilemma after another.

Also, another one to look out for is David Kruger. One crisis after another. I got caught up with this guy and lost about $6000. He says he is from Belgium, but lives in Alabama.

Beware, these guys are sweet talkers!!

Dec 28, 2018
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Ryan walker. Y sterling
by: Anonymous

I am being romanced by a scammer. He tells me he is a widower with a 13 year old daughter. He is charming and attentive sending me emails throughout the day professing his deep love for me. He works on an oil rig and is getting ready to "round" his contract. I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. He told me he is retiring and has to go to England to post retirement papers after which he is going to Indiana to get his daughter.

I think this is a dangerous game he is playing. Says he was born in Brazil and has an accent. Do I mind? Not until a man with a Nigerian accent called my cell phone. Dear went to Baby. Not sure what’s next. He has never asked for anything and said he never will.

I will just tell him no if he ever does.

Dec 28, 2018
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Morgan Moukelly
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of anyone with such a name, but I've come across someone like him last month. Told me his wife died a few years ago and has a son in boarding school, but didn't say where in the world this boarding school his son was studying at. Oh, and this gets more interesting: The e-mail address he gave me was alauren@gmail.com. SMH. Finally, last month, I unfollowed him because I was creeped out.

Dec 28, 2018
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TO: 3 YEAR PLAN
by: Anonymous

It is a scam. They are getting the money from other women that are foolish enough to send it to them. It is money laundering and is a FELONY. If you do it, and get caught, you will be the one facing charges. Not them. They have so many fire walls in place that you will never find out who they really are.

He does not LOVE you and is not going to ever see you. As long as you are willing, he will keep you on a string. I pity the women that are falling for this line of utter BS.

Get rid of him and realize it is NOT REAL. It is part of their scam. The "beneficiary", the Itunes Gift Cards, the repairs, they lost their wallet, they are arrested, they are stuck in an airport with no money, they cannot access their funds, and on and on. Oh, they have a sick child, one of their crew members died.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to block him.

If every women would just do that they would be out of business.

Dec 28, 2018
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3 Year Plan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Receiving six figures is not legal or aboveboard. Report and block your scammer and his lawyer now.

Dec 28, 2018
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Re: 3 Year Plan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

He's asking you to be a mule, isn't he? One of mine asked me to do the same last month, although I told him that I would get in trouble if I did. Eventually, he said he understood and he loved me anyway. I find that very strange that your scammer wouldn't let you call him.

Dec 27, 2018
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Oil rig engineer stricken again
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the information above. On a dating site I was liked and contacted by a man named James Sullivan, who was according to his profile lived 7 miles from me. When I started chatting with him, he wanted to text me so he gave me his number and then wanted mine. We texted a few hours and he decided we were a match made in heaven and destined to be together for life.

He called me last night, and wouldn’t let me call him which was a red flag, and said he is the head engineer on an oil rig out in the gulf of Mexico. He said he wanted to plan a life with me and was retiring in January and would come see me immediately.

Today I ran a check on the phone number and it had no info attached to it because it was a computer generated number.

I immediately blocked the number on my phone and blocked him on the dating site. I also turned him in as scam on the site.

Thank you for posting.

Dec 27, 2018
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3 yearplan
by: Anonymous

I have still been contacted by the man and his attorney. They want me to receive a large wire transfer that "the company he worked for is wiring to a US bank. Then I’m to transfer the money to my account. We are talking about six figures.

Doesn’t this seem strange??

He can’t receive it himself so he wants me to be me the next of kin. I called the bank and the contact name they gave me wasn’t listed working at their bank. The construction company name I have them because of privacy they wouldn’t tell me if they have the account there.

I’m very skeptical of this transaction. Is it a way to move money out of the country? I emailed his attorney and said I need proper information or else nothing was going to be done. They tell me it’s all legal.

Anyone care to comment??

Dec 27, 2018
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Picture Identification
by: Anonymous

How can I find out if the pictures are real or stolen?

Dec 27, 2018
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WWF
by: Anonymous

Agree that the volume on WWF has reduced quite a bit. I call them out right away and frustrate them clearly. I tell them I’m from Nigeria when they ask me and I tell them I’m reporting them. They are so obviously scammers. Always good looking white men, just joined WWF and Immediately ask where are you playing from, and are you a God fearing woman etc.

Dec 26, 2018
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Words with Friends
by: Anonymous

Haven't had any scammers on here for about five days now. I was getting a couple a day. The last 2 i told them i was going to add their names on the scammer site. Hopefully this deterred them

Dec 26, 2018
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Christopher Butler
by: Anonymous

Yup...I think the same guy scammed me but he sent me flowers lol. He say he is in the gulf of Mexico. He wanted me to order some parts to finish up the job on the rig so he can come see me. He actually thought I was going to take his credit card info and pay a whopping 42 grand. I told him that is illegal and found his information on http://www.pigbusters.net/scammer.php?scammerid=1010232

Is this the same photos yall see? More info later and I even have his passport and his business site link lol

Dec 26, 2018
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Morgan Moukelly
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of this chap? Claims to work on an oil rig off the coast of Norway. Has a 15yr old son in Malaysia. He wants me to send $850.00 to get him a vacation certificate to come over to see me. Of course I keep fobbing him off! Even has his "son" email me. I can't find anything about him and I'm not able to upload his photo.

Claims to be Mexican, has anyone else had this guy get in touch? Thank you!

Dec 25, 2018
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Alex Carter
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Wow!That is scary! Scary for the poor guy whose name and pictures your scammer stole. The men whose pictures and names these scammers stole need to be notified immediately!

Dec 25, 2018
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Alex Carter
by: Anonymous

I was on Plenty of Fish and a guy contacted me and said his name was Alex Carter. He had a daughter named Kayla, and he was using Mr. Rutherford from Instagram photos. Which Mr. Rutherford is a gay model. He was using his photos to contact me pretending to be a straight man born in Germany with a German accent.

He’s supposedly a business owner but not very intelligent and he claims to be an architectural engineer with his own architecture business. He pretends to be rich. I have an email and phone number from both him and his other alias which she claims to be his daughter which is also him.

Dec 24, 2018
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Clinton Maxwell -Nigerian scammer
by: Anonymous

This loser said he was in love with me and started quoting a whole bunch of nonsense that I just didn't buy into. Never met me but gave the excuse he worked on an oil rig and has a daughter. His FB profile was of a white guy so we texted through messenger. Broken English, stated he had a daughter whose pics were of a different girl all the time. Anyway, after about 2 weeks I decided to google this guy and stumbled on this page.

I had already reported him but wanted to play this out. Except I just couldn't stand the BS any longer of the empty words and love crap. I was truly cringing at how trite this was. So I finally called him a Nigerian POS and said I dont date Nigerian. He started asking why?!?! I was like your a scam artist. Leave me alone.

I blocked him and reported him to Facebook. He actually tried to say him not having money was not his fault. Before every single chat message I said don't ask me for money. Then when he started with the love crap I said he needed to stop. He actually asked me why I didn't love him back. I said because I don't know you and you are a stranger.

The nerve of this scam artist. His MO seems to be trying to cultivate feelings without meeting the person. Please be aware and block at all costs.

His name is CLINTON MAXWELL and pretends to be white.

Dec 24, 2018
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Deborah
by: Cj

Deborah please listen to me. No oil rig worker is on a rig longer than 30 days at a time that should have been your first red flag. I am sorry this happened to you.

These scammers are liars and will come up with any lame excuse to get money.

I wish you the best.

Dec 24, 2018
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PLEASE, PLEASE BE CAREFUL LADIES!
by: Deborah

I am still having a hard time realizing that I, well educated, worldly, financially okay and retired, BUT new to any online dating site, fell for this guy. After much research I can say my 'oil rig' romance followed a similar pattern: a widow (his wife died of pancreatic cancer 8 years ago), originally from Norway, with one adult child living in Belgium. We met on & left Match.com and texted/called/emailed each other via our own phones.

After completing the biggest offshore Gulf of Mexico oil leak project in his life, he planned on retiring. He was on the ship since June '18. 'Finding' me was the best thing he could ask for...and within days was pledging his love for me and laying out our 'future'. The morning 'prayers' were routine as were his 'good night' calls from the ship. I don't recall him ever calling me by my first name - he called me darling from the get go.

He had recently moved to LA. He claims he raised $12 million, he sold his home in Seattle, even his Mercedes and won the oil leak project bid. The job was nearing completion, then hurricanes damaged equipment he was required to have in place in order to get paid. Plus the hurricane damaged previous oil leak repairs. Both of these items needed to be fixed with new materials he needed to buy, but he had maxed out on all his funds, no business associates gave him money so guess who stepped in to help!?!. His payment, after paying his crew's salaries, would leave him with a net $20 million.

Hold on, I proceeded (I cannot believe I am even writing this) to liqidate assets, take out loans and even borrow money from a family member for a total of $531,219.00. I met him 9.3.18 and was sending money by 9.17.18. Supposedly his mother in Norway and son borrowed/sent money to him. I was wire transferring my funds to his Bitcoin account. Since he supposedly signed a Non Disclosure Agreement with the oil company that hired him, he could not tell me anything about his project, other than he was in the Gulf of Mexico and had been there since June 2018.

On December 13, 2018, 8:20 AM, I informed him that my last wire transfer to his Bitcoin address had been received. Thoughts of spending Christmas with this wonderful, kind man were really going to be true! He texted me with, "Okay darling. Received the bitcoins and sent to my agent....love you so much baby".

That was the last text I received from him. There had been communication problems due to high winds which I assumed attributed to his silence...finally his telephone number had a recorded message, "your call is rejected." I only had 1 cell number and he didn't have an address in LA yet.

I did manage to get an image of his US Passport - name on the passport: Christopher Bjorn Ragnaar, birth date March 6, 1956 - passport expires May 22,2020. His name does NOT show up on any online sites.

I cannot tell anyone in my family about this. I am ashamed, embarrassed, I feel stupid and I cannot believe I fell for this. It is Christmas and all I want to do is run away. I have no savings, or anything left except my condo, which I may have to sell. I even took out an equity line of credit against my home - $150,000. I will find this guy - going to the FBI, contacting Match.Com, the California Attorney General, the FTC and hiring an attorney.

If anyone has any information about this guy, please call and leave a message at: 424.228.2176. This is a dedicated land line I have for receiving messages.

Dec 24, 2018
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Marc Freeman
by: Anonymous

‘Marc Freeman’ was my scammer. It’s been 3 weeks and $9300 since I blocked everything. My high school yearbook might have said ‘least likely to be scammed’. If you knew me, you would be shocked to think I was scammed. Was I under a spell? It sure feels like it.

For 2 months I feel like I was not me at all, I was transformed. I’m not sure what broke the spell but it broke and I feel like I was dropped out of the sky from visiting another planet. It’s all well and good to say you can’t believe women giving money, and I might have said that as well 3 months ago.

I can’t explain it but I can move on and thank God the spell was broken.

Dec 23, 2018
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CMB
by: Anonymous

No. I never got far enough where they asked for money. But I knew it was coming. I just laugh when after 2 or 3 messages it’s "I love you so much". Ridiculous! It hurts to read these comments from women who have actually sent money.

I sent a message to CMB about maybe screening more carefully.

Dec 23, 2018
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CMB REPLY
by: Anonymous

Yes I agree with anonymous regarding the CMB dating app. They're ALL liars and scammers. All independent contractors or engineers that "coincidentally" are bidding for a contract, receive it, then leave to start work. Then need funds for whatever.

Been on it for months and have met NO ONE. It should be called TRUTH OR DARE.

Dec 23, 2018
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CMB
by: OneThirdCultureKid

No, I've never been on CoffeeMeetsBagel.com, but I've heard of it. Did this guy who claimed to know the area in Chicago that you live in ask for money, too? I also have yet to meet anyone who ISN'T a scammer.

Dec 22, 2018
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CMB
by: Anonymous

On the dating site Coffee Meets Bagels (CMB) I have yet to meet any men who are not scammers! Every single one claims to live in my area (Chicago) but knows nothing about it.

Most say they are engineers working on oil rigs or ships.

Has anyone else been on this site?

Dec 22, 2018
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

He sure sounds like the scammers I've come across this year. The first one claimed to be a 60 year old white male widower with a young son and in the import/export business; the second was a Frenchman whose brother was stuck in Africa somewhere, the third claimed that he was a widower with two kids, and the fourth also claimed to be a widower with a teenage son in boarding school.

All of them were red flags as soon as they started asking for money or asking me to keep it with me. I refused.

Dec 22, 2018
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Scammer
by: RONI

My scammer and I have talked for over a year. Boy have the lies been told on both sides. Today he decided to cut connection because I wanted a year of his pitiful life this last year.

Even though I kept telling him I had no money or my money was tied up for 5 more years. He thought I was going to send him 5K to come to America. Then send me 20k so I can start a taxi business. No mention of coming to America, oh but we still love you. Lies lies lies.
He is on IG.

Not sure of who he is pretending to be. I know his real Identity. I have picture and bank account information. Phone numbers I have saved it all.

He got insulted when I told him he was Lazy and expected someone else to just give him money and get nothing in return. We will see how long he stays away this time. He does not want to work. Non of them do.

Oh. He will be 21 on December 31st. He was only 19 when we started talking. So I hope I have saved a lot of vulnerable women from bankruptcy by keeping him engaged this long. I do know that MGram flag his account and he can not receive money that way. He either has to use a mule or his twin brothers account which I have his information also.

Stay safe. Thank you.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEARS. LETS STOP AS MANY AS WE CAN FOR HURT PEOPLE IN 2019.

Dec 22, 2018
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Daughter Alondra
by: Anonymous

How funny my scammer had a sixteen-year-old daughter named Alondra and also wanted me to email her. First he lived in Santa Barbara then all of a sudden he's on his ship in the sea. Talk to him more than I thought was normal for somebody being on a ship he has blonde hair, wanted me to send money of course, which I never did.

He sent iTunes songs and prayers every morning and in the afternoon - what a bunch of bull___. There's another one that has a granddaughter and his name is George Agrim. When he said he was going to jump in the sea if I didn't send him money I asked if I could help him. Lol

Be careful if they have the same first name that's an automatic red flag

Dec 22, 2018
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Peach tree
by: Anonymous

Its a Nigerian man or woman and don't send anything. I Know I did and stopped it.

Money goes away and its a Fidelity bank and there is an Anthony Who got account.

Please don't send money.

God bless

Dec 22, 2018
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Davis George
by: Anonymous

Thanks for this site, the name is Davis George, he did not get anything out from me but ladies please look out for him.

Acct Name: Hanna Imports LLC ; Bank Name: Bank of America ; Routine Number: 061000052 ; Acct Number: 334056499890 ; Swift Code: BOFAUS3N ; Bank Address: 1088 Peachtree St NE 30309 ; Business Address: 3900 Lavista Rd Suite 101
Tucker Ga 30084

This is the address he send to me.

Dec 22, 2018
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Smooth operator
by: Anonymous

Same story different characters! Met on WWF, even had the nerve to send pictures! Little does he know you can google pics and Lord and behold his picture appears!!!

Ladies beware! Bryan Niel or Bryam Niel. Out of Scotland

Dec 21, 2018
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Words with friends
by: Anonymous

I’ve been giving these losers a taste of their own medicine and am having fun scamming them lol. They deserve it. I make up a luxurious lifestyle like I’m wealthy. It gets their interest for sure. They love sexting and when it comes time when they ask to go on hangouts, WhatsApp or telegram I give a bogus number of a prior scammer.

When they say they can’t find me I tell them I’m on to their BS. They play dumb. I tell them bye bye loser and block em 😂😂. Hopefully I got your back ladies

Dec 21, 2018
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Ericdouglas621
by: Anonymous

Definitely a scam. Met thru WWF then wants to go to hangouts. Talks first awhile to get to know you then he calls you. Says he is in the North Sea and will be coming home soon. Has a a 17 yr old daughter named lisa then asked for $1200 to help her tie up loose ends at school. Also wants you to email her. Haha

Dec 21, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

We call them losers but in actuality we are the losers. They are the winners. If they even scam as much as a $25 ITUNES gift card, they are winning. Everytime we engage with them, whether it is on Words With Friends, or Facebook Messenger, or Hangouts, or WhatsApp, or private email, or Instagram, they are the winners.

If women would just delete, or block immediately, they then become losers. But no, "we" keep on talking with them and eventually falling for them and their lies. Whether you give them no money but just your time, they are still the winners. They love to sext, so they win again.

They change names and identities every five minutes. It is a big game to them and they care nothing for you. To the woman that lost $400,000 I hope you are still not engaging with him. He will never pay you back. You will never meet him.

They are not losers, but they are low life pieces of scum that do not deserve to walk this earth for what they do for a "living". But as long as women fall for their line of BS and their disgusting lies and sexting, they will continue to win.

BLOCK them and get on with your life with real men. Not these disgusting pieces of dirt from Nigeria. Think about it.

DELETE, BLOCK AND REPORT.

Dec 21, 2018
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It seems the perfect man
by: Anonymous

So sweet charming gentleman. Every morning text me a prayer, in a few days started to call me sweetie, my love, I'm so lucky to know you. A widow with a 16 years old daughter Name ALONDRA, (unusual name even for me that I'm from Mexico).

Of course a naval engineer working on an oil rig (yes, I know) etc,etc,etc,. He asked me to receive 2.2 million dollars for him. It was his retirement because he wants to live with me and enjoy life.

The money would be sent in CASH through a courier company named Swift. Of course I denied and stopped texting him via Hangouts.

His name is BRADFORD KUHN RUSSEL OR BRAD RUSSELL
OR KUHN BRADFORD RUSSELL

HE IS A SCAM, A FRAUD

Dec 21, 2018
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Be careful
by: Anonymous

HOTTEST GUY OMG!! But not really him sadly. TOTALLY convincing pics if him with his daughter, on an oil rig in Saudi Arabia where he was supposedly working for Shell Oil. Even asked for pix of him on the plane from NYC - which he sent!!!!! Then he started asking for money so I checked him.out.

Went by the name of Jacob Gamaliel Walsh but found pics of the same guy under the name of Marquis Roland. Anyway claimed his undying love of me. Daily poems etc. Did talk to him on the phone. Accent but excellent written and spoken English. I sent pics of me and my kids. Wish I hadn’t.

I’m recently separated after 26 years of marriage. WTF was I thinking. Be careful out there ladies and PLEASE don’t give ANYONE ANY MONEY FOR ANY REASON.

Live y’all 😘

Dec 21, 2018
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Re:Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Texas, Yeah, I hear you. Not that I would ever give or send money to scammers, but I agree with you that we should watch out for these scammers and not fall for their flowery words and stuff. Like most of my sisters on here, I got similar messages that started with, "Why don't you trust me?" or "You chose to find fault with me" after I found out that they wanted money.

I blocked them afterwards. Scammers are not worth the headache or the heartache.

Dec 20, 2018
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Scammer
by: Texas

I play Words with Friends. I’ve had 2 guys start a game with me then text thru the app and want to "build a relationship". He claims hes a widower with a 10 year old daughter who works on an oil rig in Mexico. He wanted my email. Then my mobile number.

Ladies DONT BE STUPID!!!

I cannot believe another person on here actually gave $$ to someone like this. This creep goes by the name Matthew Duncan.

Dec 20, 2018
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3 year plan
by: Anonymous

I feel sorry for the lady as I was in the shoes of losing even more to my damn scammer. I think I am talking to another now, I wonder if there is a way to find the IP address from hangouts profile. I don’t think there is such way. I have a phone number but i know they can get a US number from somewhere and it means they live in USA.

Names are all fake too. I found him reported already but he did deny everything and blamed me for not trusting him. I know he is scammer for sure, I told him I was in the scam having no more money and he said why do I talk about money, did I ask you for money. BS

Dec 20, 2018
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Lucas Benjamin
by: Anonymous

Contacted me on words. Lucas b123480 playing since 11-28-18. I knew he was a scammer right away so decided to play his game awhile. From malmo sweden. Lives in Beaumont CA. His wife cheated on him with his best friend. He has a grown daughter and two grandkids. He’s a builder and his age 55. He wanted me to sign up on hangouts so he could see my angelic face and we can chat more in exchange photos. I blocked him at that point

Dec 19, 2018
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3 yr plan
by: Scammed by John Robert

He sounds like the man I fell for and ended up losing almost everything to with his lies and stolen photo. Run as fast as you can. My scammer was so in love with me and was going to come home so we could be married and wanted me to look for a mansion with 5 bedrooms within a community with few blacks.

He contacted me shortly after I lost my husband and was still in the grieving process. He sounded so good but I should have known he was too good to be true when he asked me how I was able to support myself as a widow. He had used stolen photos of a man who I contacted and he had a Texan southern drawl, not the same as the one who said he was from England and lived in Georgia. He sounded like he was Maybe German but the more he talked His accent changed. Then the scammer sent me the photos of another man and said he thought I preferred handsome men so he had sent me the fake photos.

The photos that he said were his, were of an older man with a tummy but I thought he was real then. He borrowed money for everything and it was sent to his mules. Then when he got all of my savings, he borrowed my IRA's and when I told him I had no more, he wanted me to send him my ss and small retirement funds. I refused and he asked me for for the Apple cards. I have not sent him any further funds because I have no more but he kept contacting me.

He's always going to return my funds but he always needs airfare. Please do not believe this man. I don't know what name he uses but if you contact him as his wife, he will ask who you are. You are just one of many. Mine made a mistake and listed me along with his name for me--Mrs.Potatohead. But denied it. He is more than one and if you send messages back and forth, you will wonder why they don't remember something you told them a few hours earlier. I called back several times and he was upset because he was in the shower with his iphone.

He was probably on the phone or texting someone else as they always do.

Lost over 400,000. dollars.

Dec 19, 2018
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To Three Year Plan
by: Anonymous

Why don't you just BLOCK him. That will get rid of him once and for all. He does NOT LOVE YOU. He is also chatting with dozens of other women telling them the same thing. His so called lawyer is also a scammer. They work these scams together. They all have lawyers and agents and mules.

BLOCK him from every way he contacts you.

Playing with him only gives him what he wants. Get rid of the piece of scum. Because whether you think so or not, he gets off on your contact with him.

Dec 19, 2018
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Education
by: Wiser Now

Have your family members go to Youtube and other sites for information about oil rig engineer scams, and romance scams. Nigerian males are doing a great injustice towards women whom have saved and planned IRAs or have means.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkOExJmNENs&feature=share

Watch this please and protect yourself and watch out.

It is not your mamas world no more and the scammers are smart and they use very lusty words and kindness and everything to draw you in.

Also go to www.anyscam.com and report all you know about them and go to Facebook and report them and go to Scamhaters.com and report them.

THEY DO NOT REALLY LOVE YOU AND THEY WILL NEVER SHOW UP IN YOUR LIFE.

All they want is money.

In the country of Nigeria it is not illegal to scam women romancing them so that is what they do. A lot of the nation of Nigeria is funded by your money.

HOW LONG WILL THIS GO ON?

It has been many years that they have been deceiving innocent women everywhere so please understand and listen.

I too was a victim but not now because I am now a WARRIOR.

Dec 19, 2018
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3year plan
by: Anonymous

Why does this guy still keep asking me what the next of kin are doing and can transfer money? He says he’s owed it but can’t show receiving it. He tells me it’s all legal. I told him then come home first and he says he can’t because he’s still dealing with the courts there.

I told him there are too many missing blanks in his story. He keeps telling me to contact his attorney and get the banks info. I did but how do I know it’s really a bank.

They probably want all my personal information but its never going to happen. Then I get "do you love me".

I have been in a dream so I know he will never come home. I just want him to stop asking.
I’ve wasted so much time I just kept thinking it was all true.

Dec 19, 2018
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Gregory Larry
by: Anonymous

or Larry Gregory. Check out the book proteinaholic and his picture is there on the site. I doubt a known author needs to scam money !!!

Dec 19, 2018
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Another one on WWF
by: Anonymous

Michael Miller 56789 on words sent me a game request. Profile said from Washington. New to the game. Was going to play along with his BS but blocked him when he asked how I was doing today lovely.

Dec 19, 2018
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Creeps
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I have never heard of this Donald William before, either. Have you asked him for a picture of himself, i.e., not one stolen from other men?

Dec 19, 2018
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Mother Being Stalked
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Report her stalkers immediately.

Dec 18, 2018
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Creeps
by: Anonymous

Donald William could very well be Donald Hedlund, as they sometimes change their first or last name. Donald Hedlund is a big time smooth talking scammer. He did get about $2500.00 out of me.

So be careful. He also speaks with broken English, would never face time me and very rarely called, always said the connection was bad.

Block him as he will eventually ask for money.

Dec 18, 2018
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Richard Mason
by: Anonymous

This creep sent me a message today on Instagram. I declined the message immediately. I can spot a scammer a mile away now. Loser.

Dec 18, 2018
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SCAMMERS
by: Anonymous

HUNDREDS OF AFRICAN SCAMMERS ARE USING THIS MODELS PHOTOS SO CHECK IT OUT JUST AND TYPE IN IMAGES OF STEPHEN NIESE. IF YOUR SCAMMER IS USING ONE OF STEPHENS PICTURES PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND BLOCK AND DELETE HIM

Dec 18, 2018
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Creeps
by: Anonymous

I've run into these guys a couple of times under different names but similar story. I have a guy right now named Donald William who is asking me questions in broken English, but not responding to my questions. I have never sent money and never will.

Anyone heard of this guy.

Dec 18, 2018
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Facetime
by: Anonymous

If the oilrigman does FaceTime its a video. I met that video one year ago and he Will tell you he can't talk to you but you can see him laugh. They are professional when they do this. They do everything to manipulate you and have your money, so don't believe anything before you meet him in real and you can touch and hold him in your arms.

God bless

Merry Christmas from Sweden

Dec 18, 2018
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by: ticked off

One year ago I was looking forward to meeting my so called love of my life being Dalton Jerry or Jerry Dalton or whatever he goes by. He was flying to see me for Christmas and we were to finally meet after 2 and half years. Well the man never showed but he said he was sick on the flight and he was sent to the hospital - ya right.

All this man wanted was money and after he got his money I never heard from this man again except when an FBI agent called to ask about a mule I had sent money to and that is when I find out the truth about where my money really went to.

Even though I have no communication with him thank goodness I am no better off financially than what I was back when he ruined me money wise and credit wise. So I guess what I am trying to say to anyone who has sent money or is about to send money think long and hard about your credit and if the man is really worth it .

Dec 18, 2018
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Mother being stalked
by: Anonymous

Richard Mason Claims to be a marine engineer on a oil rig. Has a 15 year old daughter in boarding school, and his wife died of cancer 5 years ago. Needs money to hire a helicopter to go home to talk to the bank to get money to fix the rig. LOL !!!

Asked him for his address in Asheville NC to send him a Christmas card, but amazingly there are no house numbers on their street as they don't use them.

Wants to come and meet his future wife and family and must have $1500.00, that amazingly has to be sent to a company for the helicopter ride, not him. LOL.

These people have been harassing my mother since early spring. We keep blocking them but they find her again assuming another name.

Any suggestions, short of throwing all phones away.

Help !!!!!!!!!

Dec 18, 2018
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Is it a scam?
by: Anonymous

What if he FaceTimes with you and he really is the good looking guy in the photos?

Dec 18, 2018
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Alec Martin
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Your description of this scammer's behavior sounds familiar to me. The guy calling himself "Dennis Marguilles" asked me if I had a lovely night and sent me pictures of a real estate agent, whose surname my scammer misspelled to make himself seem real. The extremes scammers will go to. SMH.

Dec 17, 2018
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Another
by: Anonymous

Plenty of catfish on okcupid too. Two months and I have been approached several times with same types of scenario (oil well drilling, broken English, widowed) latest calls himself Terry t. No space though. He called me tonite. I answered. We chatted for a few but rubbish really creeps me out. I have his phone number too. I don't understand the motivation as I have nothing. Aside from blocking, is there anything else that can be done?

Dec 17, 2018
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More Names
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That Kelvin Maxwell, whom you mentioned in your warning to watch out for, would he be calling himself Kelvin Pitch?

Dec 17, 2018
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Alec Martin
by: Anonymous

I’m Giving these losers a taste of their own medicine. Met on WWF. White spiky hair and goatee. The photo of him is in a convertible and he’s wearing sunglasses. He sent me a game request but didn’t talk to me until the next day. He asked if I had a lovely night and how was my sleep. We chatted on and off during the day. He asked what I did for a living.

I told him I worked in the family business and he asked me if it was OK if I told him what kind of business. I told him we are custom home builders and he said he would love to have a custom home built. He told me he was a biologist and worked on ships and underwater and on oil rigs. He said he’s from Italy.

His wife cheated on him and took him a long time to get over. He also has a teenage daughter. He wanted me to wish him luck and getting a new contract. I told him that I really liked him and had a strong connection to him. I asked if he had messenger so we can chat more and share pictures. He asked me to sign up on telegram. Wanted me to sign up right away. He also asked for an Amazon gift card to get his daughter some things and I said whatever you need I’ll get for you.

I gave him a bogus number on telegram and he said he couldn’t find me. Then I told him I’m onto you scammer. You are a loser and sent a bunch of laughing faces.

He sent laughing smiling faces back and then I blocked him 😂😂

Dec 17, 2018
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Charles Murphy
by: Anonymous

I asked to see his passport to prove who he was and he even doctored the passport, and I did a search on the passport number and it was a lost passport from over a year ago. He almost had me fooled. He has asked for a iTunes card, a brand new apple cell phone to be sent to someone in Ohio, but yet he says he works on the oil rig in the Gulf Of Mexico.

He says he will fly to Canada when he is done his contract and for us to be married. OMG

Dec 16, 2018
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Oil Rig engineer for dating scam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

You are 100% right. Real oil rig engineers don't have time to sweet talk women on the computer and they don't need them to send money to them for traveling, medical, food, etc.

They don't give women sob stories about losing their spouses to cancer or whatever illness, either and don't need to steal other men's pictures.

Dec 16, 2018
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Some more names to be careful with
by: Anonymous

MORE NAMES TO BE VERY CAREFUL WITH. THEY ARE JUST HERE FOR YOUR MONEY. THEY SAY THEY LOVE YOU AND WILL BE WITH YOU SOON. BUT PLEASE LADIES YOU WILL NEVER MEET THEM OR EVER SEE YOUR MONEY AGAIN.

STEVEN NIECE
WILSON DONALD
MICHAEL MORRIS
KELVIN MAXWELL
ADELBERT R. WARREN
MORGAN SIDNEY JR
ROLAND MARK
LUCAS PERONI
MARK WOO

AND DON'T FORGET THESE NAMES ALSO

MIKE CAMPBELL
PAUL FOSTER
RICHARD RUBIO
RICHIE F LAMBERT

PLEASE LADIES BE CAREFUL BLOCK THEM
NEVER NEVER SEND THEM ANY MONEY

Dec 16, 2018
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Bristol Charles
by: Anonymous

Guarantee it’s Charles Bothmann, big scammer so block, report and run.

He got me for $10,000 a year ago. He’s been reported.

Dec 16, 2018
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Names
by: Anonymous

It doesnt matter what name comes up. Real Oilrigmen are so tired and hardworking and dont have time for the computer and they have everything paid such as telephone, food, travelling, doctors medicals, and their families waiting at home.

So just block....

Dec 16, 2018
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Bristol Charles
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know about a Bristol Charles from NC. He states he is an engineer. Keeps asking for money.

Thinking it's a scam.

Dec 16, 2018
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Kenneth Bruno
by: Anonymous

Not Kenneth Bruno but Chris Alfred. His son was in Germany too and he was visiting his son over Thanksgiving. What a coincidence! Other names I’ve come across (all on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico):

Logan Khaeleb
Jeff Brown
Bryan Scott
Brad Peterside
Johnsen Anderson

Be careful ladies!! Block them when it becomes annoying.

And DON’T ever send any money!!!

Dec 15, 2018
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Being Scammed?
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Report this Charles Murphy immediately to SCARS on www.anyscam.com. He, like a lot of scammers, raises a lot of red flags.

Dec 15, 2018
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Marc Freeman
by: Anonymous

If you add the 234 number in your phone contacts you can look up people on Instagram if you have an account. I added the number and it pulled up Steven Lucas and 2 other names.

Dec 15, 2018
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Kenneth Bruno
by: Anonymous

Does anyone recognize this name? Says he lives in Beverly Hills and works on a rig in Gold of Mexico. No, not the Gulf of Mexico. Says he’s originally from Germany but has been here 3 1/2 years and is staying here permanently. Says he has a son in Germany who is in college and will be visiting him next week for the holidays.

Is there any way to post pictures of these guys?

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Dec 15, 2018
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Being scammed ?
by: Anonymous

About 2 weeks ago a Charles Murphy contacted me and we talked a few days and now he’s so in love with me he wants to marry me when he’s done his contract on the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He’s very handsome and he’s sent me a few pics.

Anyone hear of a Charles Murphy and he says he lives in Texas but has a Washington phone number.

I have red flags as he asked me to send a cell phone to some lady and she would forward it to him.

What should I do.

Dec 15, 2018
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Ashely Freeman
by: Anonymous

This Ashely (or is it Ashley) Freeman sounds more like a woman, not a man. His e-mail address is ashelyfreeman@gmail.com, you said?

Dec 15, 2018
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3 Year Plan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Dear Anonymous, You're welcome. All of us on this site are glad we could help and support you in your situation. We're here to help and support each other, after all, right? :)

Dec 14, 2018
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Ashely Freeman
by: Anonymous

I’ve been contacted on WWF by yet another scammer. So far he hasn’t asked for money but just professes how he feels about me. He’s not sure how it happened but he can’t stop thinking about me! He hopes I’ll just accept him.

I have copied several poetic passages from his emails into Google and searched for them. Most of those words have been taken from other profiles.

I asked him to do me a favor and send me a picture in which he was touching his right index finger to the tip of his nose. His response was that I’m being childish to ask for such.

His WWF username is Ashely freeman and he has a gmail address of ashelyfreeman17.

Dec 14, 2018
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3 year plan
by: Anonymous

Thank you all for the advice. It feels wrong and I am going to tell him to find another way. I won’t be a mule. I have asked him several times for a current picture of himself and he says his phone isn’t working right. But he can receive pictures.

He has had me drawn in for a long time. I told him to send me a current picture of himself and the attorney with something with a current date or I’m out!

Either way I’m out. If he is owed that much money he can figure it out another way. I really thought he was coming home but too good to be true.

My feelings for him changed as soon as he asked me to receive money. I have learned a lesson. If it doesn’t feel right then it isn’t right.

Thanks for all your support.

I did first hear of these scans on this site so thank you all.

Dec 14, 2018
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3 Year Plan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Don't become his mule if you feel that it's wrong. Report this guy who lured you into his scam and block him afterwards. This guy you had a relationship with is all kinds of wrong and doesn't give a damn about you.

Dec 13, 2018
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WWF Hernandez Gary
by: Anonymous

Don’t get reeled in by this gorgeous guy Hernandez Gary! I don’t know whose picture he is actually using but, I warm you to block him immediately. He says he’s from Portland, Oregon, a widower with a 6 year old daughter, works on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico as a Petrochemical Engineer, and repeatedly addresses you with "dear".

DO NOT GET SUCKED IN BY THE PICTURE HE HAS STOLEN AND IS USING AS HIS PROFILE PICTURE!!! BLOCK HIM IMMEDIATELY!!!

Dec 13, 2018
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TO: 3 YEAR PLAN
by: Anonymous

He has you fooled. I was also asked to be a beneficiary (next of kin) and DID NOT FALL FOR IT. It is a bunch of lies.

You will NEVER see him, never meet him and will have no money left. All for what??? He wants nothing but your money.

Let me give you some free advice. You are a mule if you do as he is asking and it is AGAINST the law.

I played along with my scammer when he asked me for $3000. I told him I had the money and he sent me the name of the mule (his agent) and the bank information. I immediately called the bank and gave them the name of the agent/mule as well as the account number and told them what the account was used for and also reported it to the FTC.

Be careful because it could happen to you too. Women that realize these guys are playing them for fools and wanting nothing but money get mad and get even. No, not with him, because he will never be found, but for the women that are taking the money from other vulnerable women like yourself.

Get out while you can. Cut your losses. Report him. Do what you can but if you give him one more dime, you are a very foolish women. And if you play the part of the mule not only are you foolish, you are a criminal.

Dec 13, 2018
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Marc Freeman Again
by: Anonymous

He's back. He contacted me on whatsapp this morning using the number 234 816 345 3812. I blocked and reported him. Too bad he's fake, as the pic he used was of a great looking man.

Will the real Marc Freeman please come forward lol

Dec 13, 2018
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More Scammer Names
by: Anonymous

First, no one should send money to anyone they they meet on line. My wish for the coming New Year is that every woman that is on Words With Friends, Facebook, Dating Sites and numerous places should STOP and think before you become involved. Here are more names:

Chris Anderson
Collins Bettino
John Francis Campbell
Maron Logan
Tyler James
Michael Brown
Ruki Achinike
Mane Gino
Jacob Smith
James Blunt
Johnson Ralph
Wilfred Hertzog
Robert Jim
Samuel Gilbert
Jeremy Vinogradov
James Miller
Mitchell Grant
Ryan wALKER
Marcus Woodbridge
Johnny Harris
James Morgan
Bobby White
Dave Ransom

These are just a few from Words with Friends.

Think Twice Ladies. You may think they love YOU and only YOU and that you are the most beautiful woman they have ever met and you have a kind heart. It is ALL BS.

Be very aware. When you go shopping aren't you aware of your surroundings and strange men (or women) that seem to be watching you?

Don't you lock your doors at night? Your car doors?

Then lock yourself from these predators that want nothing but your LAST dime.

Dec 13, 2018
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3year plan
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to a man for 3 years now and have sent over $15000 dollars. This man had been arrested and been in the hospital and always sick and needing money to pay court fees. I have gone far enough and he was arrested for money laundering because he was bringing $250 thousand cash home without declaring the money.

Now that he is out the company he worked for agreed to pay him the balance of his contract. But of course he can’t bring it home and his bank account at home had been deactivated while he’s been away. Now he wants me to act as his next of kin and accept the money for him through bank transfers between my bank and a bank in South Africa.

I have read about these scams before and once you get payment you become involved in a money laundering scheme and there is fake funds and once you have them in the bank then you withdraw it and send to them only to find out there isn’t any money or you become a sort of mule just to get the money and I have been lured to an illegal deal.

Both the person and his attorney are very convincing.

It doesn’t sound legal to me. I’m scared to do any of this!

Please be careful out there. I wanted to believe so bad but it all seems wrong. My man says it’s the only way he can get paid and come home. I’m listed as his next of kin so I have to receive it. I suggested someone else Be the receiver but no one else of course.

It sounds wrong so could he be telling the truth?

Dec 13, 2018
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These Names Are All Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Add "Dennis Marguilles" and "Ethan Lee" to the list, please. They sound like scammers.

Dec 13, 2018
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Re: Alexandre Sean Luca
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Was he the one claiming that he had a daughter named Lily, whom he needed to get back to the United States for? I looked up where ExxonMobil operates, and it's not in Ghana.

Dec 13, 2018
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RE: Words They Use
by: OneThirdCultureKid

A couple of them have called me "My love" and "baby", oh, and "sweetie", until they asked for money or something, and I refused to send them money or do something I felt was going to land me in trouble.

They came back on Twitter DM and said, "I asked for help, but..." I told the guy who called himself "Dennis Marguilles" that those pictures belong to a man named Dennis Margulies. I told another one that he is a con artist.

Dec 12, 2018
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These names are all scammers
by: Anonymous

DONT SEND MONEY! THEY ARE FAKE. LISTEN TO ME, IT WON'T END THERE. SOMETHING ELSE WILL HAPPEN. YOU WILL NEVER SEE HIM OR HER OR YOU MONEY EVER AGAIN.

PAUL FOSTER, MIKE CAMPBELL, RICHARD RUBIO, RICHIE F. LAMBERT, NANCY ANN SEGURA, LUQMAN ISSAH, MUSA IBRAHIM, LINIQUA N. CAMERON, OJO SANDRA, ADEWALE SAMSON, WALTER ROGERS, UMARU SANI, LORINDA H. CAMERON. THAT IS JUST A FEW THAT MY FRIENDS TOLD ME ABOUT.

THEY ARE ALL YOUNG BLACK PUNKS FROM NIGERIA OR SOUTH AFRICA. THEY ARE ALL FAKE TRICKING YOU FOR YOUR MONEY.

PLEASE JUST DELETE THEM OR BLOCK THEM

Dec 12, 2018
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Jeff
by: Wiser Now

To the lady whom said her scammer was named Jeff my scammer was named Jeff @jeffblak01 and he scammed me very badly. I was new on social media when he came along with his big time charms and romance and then request for money - big money for repairs on a crane than techs to install parts shipped and also hotels and food and medicine money which totaled 30k. It has been one year now and I found the truth that images of Doug Blevins off Facebook account were used on me and then I started searching for scams and found this site.

It has been a painful year with lots of heartache and tears not to mention the debt he left me in.

The Twitter accounts are @jefreynorman and @jeffblak01 & @jakewaller60& @KennethDuncan44 and are all same man.

Please ladies we are not dumb if we get scammed as we are victims of this so let us be kind to each other.

I have four more years to pay off the debt he left me and it is still painful but I am healing.
Please tell the whole names and numbers and social media accounts of these criminals and also please report them everywhere and here is good start to report at www.anyscam.com

Dec 12, 2018
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Words they use
by: Anonymous

They use words like baby, My Love, and so on and if you give them money they Love you and you are their everything and they Will meet you and marry you, but when you don't do what they say they use words like F... off and tell you go to hell.

Please you cry and feel hurt but cry and block and talk to a friend or go out but don't forget them and walk back in.

We must stop them and we are strong together. I am in Sweden.

God bless us.

Dec 12, 2018
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Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

This SOB David Johnson (he says) on an oil rig in Canada (he says) has been pestering me for weeks to do this and that. He comes up with a different number each time which is a dead giveaway for a scammer.

I will do my best to find his employer and have him fired for senior abuse. I am 81 years old.

Look out David Johnson - or whoever you are - we are after you!!! S A

Dec 12, 2018
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Alexandre Sean Luca
by: Anonymous

He took everything from me. In 3 years time I lost everything. I wish this site existed 3+ years ago. My story is a bit different but all the same. He told me that he is a French Canadian and we spoke on the phone many times. He had a French accent. His phone was with Chicago area code but he had three different digits in a very short time.

He traveled to South Africa to do a job in an oil rig. Phone code changed to Africa's. He was to be in an oil rig for one month. He offered to pay my phone bill when he came back. He sent me the sweetest notes, music etc.

Then all hell broke loose. I am deep in debt, had to quit my job. I have $6.00 to my name and I will save it for co-pays for my medications. I lost my mind because of him. He knew that I had a son-in-law who is paralyzed from chest down. My daughter was a single mother and was disowned by her father and his family by converting from Jewdism to Islam. I was the perfect victim.

What can we do?

Dec 12, 2018
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The Lady who a Jehova Witness