Oil Rig engineer for dating scam

by Anonymous
(USA)

Well he won my heart and prayed for my sick 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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May 24, 2024
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Oil Rig Owner calls himself Nathan David Liam
by: Anonymous

I have been chatting with this individual for a month or so and I was onto him almost from the start. That eye glass/sunglass picture from a company selling them is not him. I allowed it to go on because it was lovely to hear someone say the things he did but from the beginning he was cutting and pasting things from elsewhere and using them as his own. I am quite disheartened that the Christian dating site was this way.

Sad, but this scammer has to go.

May 22, 2024
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Where is op.Dr.Qnder Akdeniz
by: Anonymous

Op.Dr.Qnder Akdeniz is a real man and he is a scammer. I saw a lot of websites and it is true as I found he works under another name Dr James Moore who is real and he is in Oslo Norway.

He wants to go back to Los Angeles California.

May 02, 2024
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About OpQnder Akdeniz
by: Anonymous

OpQnder Akdeniz is a scamer. He changed his name to James Moore. He tells me he is out of Oslo and he wants to get back to Los Angeles California. A lot of the websites I saw that were linked showed the name James Moore.

He wanted me to buy a card. He has the Skype name James Moore and email drjames moree @gmail.com

Apr 13, 2024
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Offshore worker
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a Jimmy Maxwell, offshore worker in Scotland, wife died of cancer and has a son who lives with his mum in America.

He was contacted through Instagram

Apr 12, 2024
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Karl Aigen
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know this name? I was on a dating site and he was too. He sent pictures and then 2 pictures of a blond girl he says is his daughter. His pictures showed up on a site for a company in Germany.

When I confronted him he said his identity was stolen. I was a fool to send money. He now says that he is at Dublin airport and was pulled in by immigration and told to pay a fine as he has apparently stuck at airport and was told he has over stayed his time in Dublin.

I told him they don't make you pay a fine. I know some law and what I found out through the Canadian and USA Embassy is they don't charge a fine, they deport you home.

He got mad and called me a liar.

Has anyone come across this man?

Apr 08, 2024
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Who are you?!
by: Anonymous

Who is Toni Roll of Denmark?

Apr 05, 2024
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Oil rig widowed english pretoleum eng
by: Anonymous

This one is supposed to be named Felix Walker, with no siblings nor wife, have a 9 year old daughter. He's on LinkedIn and Instagram, as a Felix Walker. He won my trust and seemed to be Mr right, and hen his bank accounts were blocked, so no way to get money for his expenses and daughter nor his work in Norwich England.

He fakely sent gifts with cash money in it, and pushed me to pay the taxes as his account was blocked, and guess what - the package never arrived.

The fake website is gatemaxlogistics.com and at the same time he introduced me to auroxai.com which is another fake bitcoin investment.

Never ever send money to anyone you don't know unless that money is something you feel comfortable losing it or not.

Apr 04, 2024
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Charles Wilson Miami
by: Anonymous

Claims to be a Marine Engineer. Friend request on Facebook. I accepted. Within 6 days he said loved me and could and couldn't wait to meet. Ex Tullow Oil and finishing contract in Bahrain.

64, Widowed, lost wife and eldest son in an accident. Has a younger son. Did a Facebook search, profiles +++++++++, some not the same person (photo's) but same details. The scary thing is most of the profiles (same person or not) have a photo of a white fluffy dog with a silver bone medallion on the collar. Is this some sort of code for others??

When I confronted him and said I was going to share what he was doing, he turned very nasty and threatened to take me to court and that I would get jail time!!!!!!!!

Good luck with that as I live in Europe!!

If he contacts you through Facebook (or anyone of the same name and details) be careful.

Apr 03, 2024
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Ben Carter/Benson Carter/Pulaski
by: Anonymous

KCA Deutag or so he says. Has a profile on LinkedIn (scam). Many profiles on Facebook. Also Facebook profiles of him with 2 different profiles pretending to be French.

Said he was 56 with a 14 year old daughter. Some profiles show divorced, some widowed. Caught him out then he was 64, with a daughter and working in Australia.

Professes to be Norwegian originally from Oslo.

Nothing is true with this guy!!!!

Apr 01, 2024
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Anybody heard of Mike Rex.
by: Anonymous

He is 58 has a 22 year old daughter I think he's from Maryland. Is he real

Mar 30, 2024
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Oil Rig off Dublin.
by: Anonymous

Anyone ever heard of a Ryan Jackson from Dublin, Ireland?

Seems to be innocent but not sure of his intentions and uses Skype.

Thank you.

Mar 15, 2024
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Is he legit? Am I getting scammed?
by: Anonymous

Met a guy through Tinder. He seemed nice. Talked on Spike messaging as he claims the phone number texting is too costly. Number is area code from Indiana. I'm Canadian and he's Italian. Sweet messages, two photos (very similar photos but different from the Tinder photo).

Lots of sweet lovey messages, stalling on talking on the phone and spike (this is recent), messages seem sus (lots of info in here is similar like wife died...kid in school somewhere else...) Just wanna throw it out in the Universe, anyone heard of Andrew Roberto?

Mar 15, 2024
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Update on Jake Wood / Jake Wood Williams / Jake Williams / Jake Willias / Anthonio Lawrence / Christopher Knox by: Anonymous - last post Oct 3.
by: Anonymous

So now....apparently he flew from San Fran to Prince Rupert to take a cruise ship to Nuuk, Greenland.

Apparently he got sick on the boat and the ship's Dr. took him to a "clinic" / "hospital" were he was admitted for Covid. Jake mysteriously lost his cell phone too; therefore, he can't talk to my friend.

So the Dr. who escorted him to the clinic called my friend to explain what was happening. His name is Anthonio and he claims to be Spanish. His email address is anthoniosanlawrenzo1122@gmail.com and his email address is linked to a phone distributed in Africa.

So Jake's in the hospital now, and the Dr. at the hospital calls my friend to explain or provide her with updates on Jake. My friend hasn't had the opportunity to speak with Jake yet. The Dr's name is Christopher Knox. There is no record of this Dr. anywhere in Greenland. He doesn't exist.

So by this time, Jakes medical bills are increasing. Low and behold, the cruise ship decides to refund him for half his trip and the Cruise ship Dr. decides to pay Jake's medical bills thus far. The bill totals $3500.00 The cruise ship dr. emailed my girlfriend the invoice (which is fake). The scammer pulled a template off Pinterest and inputted data. The formatting is all off, nothing is itemized, there are grammar mistake's etc. And it's interesting that a Dr. at the hospital would continue to interact with the Cruise Ship Doctor.

The cruise ship doctor is telling my friend the best way to get him home is for him to take a helicopter from Greenland to California or Prince Rupert and then from Prince Rupert to California. This is impossible.

So now, Jake provides my friends with the "Exxon helicopter Charter" emails between him and the company. Again, a fake company with no website and no existence online. The logo is from a stock image company and the email for the charter company is Gmail and it is also linked to a phone distributed in Africa.

I called a Medical Air Service in Greenland and confirmed, it's impossible to fly a helicopter from Greenland to Canada. I already knew this but wanted to share with her. I also called one of the main hospitals in Queens, Ingrid Greenland to ask if the Port of Nuuk, Greenland has a hospital or Medicare facility because on the invoice provided to my friend, it stated Port of Nuuk Harbour Medical. The hospital said there is no such clinic.

I provided my girlfriend all this info and she still feels she isn't being scammed because they haven't asked her for money yet. I told her because, they are building your trust, but it's coming. I said it's the same person pretending to be both doctors.

There is no reason why Jake can't pay for his medical bills via credit card. He said he has insurance but Greenland won't accept it. He needs to pay directly then he can submit to his insurance provider.

Nothing is adding up and nothing makes sense.

Mar 02, 2024
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Oil rig scammer with different names form Nigeria
by: Anonymous

He comes as a fake identity to get someones heart asking for money. Check names and pictures people send you on different platforms and making sure they are legit. I could catch one of them easily and he got to confess he does it for a living from Nigeria and that's what the majority of them do.

I couldn't get a real picture of him but after searching and reading here I could get him in a reverse emotional reaction to confess that.

Please don't send or share any info with anyone about you and always say, its too good to be true and search.

Mar 02, 2024
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Scammer: Brian Alexander or any other names: Oil Rig, Petroleum Engineering
by: Anonymous

Hi guys -please read and respond as fast as you can. I found this guy you are talking about. He is now chatting with me and I am trying to find a way to catch him for the police before I block him or let him know that I realized.

Do you think anyways he will come in person from any of your experiences?

Mar 01, 2024
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alexnoah467@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Alex, 41 from Malta. Working on an oil rig in Terengganu, Malaysia. Met on tinder, the moment exchanged number for whatsapp, blocked me on Tinder (said he uninstalled it). Gives vague info about himself. Cheesy romantic, consistently sends message every morning/night daily. Voice call okay but avoided video call due to "poor network on the rig".

He gave 2 different numbers, saying the first one lost at sea. Using this same excuse I requested his email in case he lost the current number, and that's how I found the email here. Reverse image search of his picture is plastered all over Russian dating website.

He's planning to visit once his contract is due (soon) off the rig. I'm sure same sob story like below past cases asking for money. We shall see. :)

Thanks for those writing here!

Feb 29, 2024
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Be aware of a scammer called Engineer David Anderson
by: Anonymous

I met David Anderson on Facebook in July 2023. He said his wife and oldest son (Kelly and then a couple of weeks ago he said his oldest son's name was Derek) died in a car crash. He said that his youngest son was 6 years old when the accident happened.

That he has a son, Owen, who is 13 lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his 87 year old teacher / nanny named Debra. He said that he was a Godly man and he spoke of God a lot. I would even tell him that anyone that spoke of God in a negative way was a sinful man. He agreed. David also said that he's a mechanical engineer for KCA Deutag Group and on a rig in Switzerland.

We talked on Messenger for a couple of days and then he wanted to talk on Google Chat so we talked there a lot. He claimed I was the mom his son was looking for and that he loved me and that we were going to be married as soon as he comes home.

David said that he was due a month vacation on August 10th and that he wanted to spend time with me. I told him that his main concern was to spend time with his son Owen. He said he will be doing that but he really want to meet me first.

A week before he was due to come to the State he said that KCA Deutag suspended all vacations and that he needed to come home. That was 8 months ago.

I looked him up on "Social catfish" with their reverse image lookup and his picture was of actor / model Steve Niese on Pinterest. All the pictures he had sent me were of Steve Niese. He is using the pictures of actor / model Steve Niese. His pictures are pasted all over Pinterest. When I approached him about it he said that they stole his pictures and he got really angry. That's when I contacted KCA Deutag in Scotland and they told me that they would never want an employee to pay their own way back home. They also said that they were going to look into his employment status and if he was an employee of KCA Deutag that he would be immediately terminated.

I was friends with him on Facebook up to a week ago when he thought I was going to pay $30k to get him home. He deleted his Facebook account under David Anderson.

I even sent a couple of pictures that he sent me from Pinterest back to him and he hasn't said one word about them.

So ladies, if you are approached by someone and they show you pictures, look up Steve Niese's pictures up on Pinterest to see what he looks like.

Feb 01, 2024
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Scam Syndicate With Names James Wong, Philip Wang, Adrian Lee, Eric Tong
by: Anonymous

Hi. There is a love scam syndicate by these so-called oil rig engineers going by the names James Wong, Philip Wang, Eric Tong, Adrian Lee. Be wary if an Asian stranger texts you online claiming he is an oil rig engineer. This is now a common scam as not many people know much about oil rig engineers, their jobs and working in oil rigs.

Check out these 3 websites at the bottom run by the same scammers. There are a few scammers running this syndicate using the names and pictures from these 3 websites. Their names and pictures are all fake. All these 3 websites are ran by the same syndicate.

These 3 company names and contact information are all fake. But their stories are similar. They are Asians living in Southeast Asia or USA or Europe. They are oil rig engineers from these companies and are currently offshore in Asia or Europe or USA and are in a few months or year contract with big oil and gas companies to build the oil rig and/or maintenance work. Their wives and parents have passed away either by cancer or car accident, are only child, either has a child in boarding school or are childless.

They will love bomb you with poems and text messages and calls day and night and will profess their love to you very fast and give you empty promises to buy you a house, car, jewelries and give you money to support you and will make plans to meet you.

They will never meet you. They will not video call you giving the poor wifi excuse. If they can text and voice call you, means the wifi connection is good so, they will also be able to video call you.

They look out for their multiple prey on Meetup, Facebook, LinkedIn and on dating sites. Once you are in their trap, very quickly they will ask you for money saying the wifi connection in the oil rig is bad so, they will provide you with their username and password to a fake offshore bank website to log in to and their bank account will seemingly get blocked after you have made a transaction using their bank account.

They will then keep asking you for money to transfer to their bitcoin account and/or scam associates or victims' bank account to pay their many employees' salaries, renting equipment, shipment and custom duties. They may use you as a money mule by using your bank account to receive monies from their scam associates and from other victims and then ask you to transfer to their bitcoin account and/or scam associates' bank account.

They will have multiple mobile/cellphone numbers and will keep changing numbers and may ask you to get them a number registered to your name. They will use urgent, manipulative tactics to make you be impulsive. They will give you plausible reasons to make you believe them. And if you confront them, they will rage at you, lie and gaslight you and play the victim to make you feel guilty for doubting and questioning them. They will provide you with fake emails correspondence, invoices and websites to gain your trust.

Do not fall for anyone online who you have never met. Never give any money or be a money mule to anyone online you have not met. Listen to your gut and body if you feel something is not right. Your gut and body will never lie to you.

Do your own research on their company registration, reverse photo search and get in touch with the oil and gas company for verification.

They will most likely have multiple Facebook, LinkedIn, meetup and Instagram profiles with the same fake name but with different info.

Do your research to verify if the websites, bank websites, emails, phone numbers and invoice contact information are real or fake.

A little bit more info about these oil rig engineers or workers love scams is that the oil rigs have very strong wifi connections as these big and wealthy oil and gas companies invest in good wifi. These oil and gas companies will never encrypt and restrict the workers and contract engineers or ask them to pay to access to wifi and to their emails.

These are the fake companies to beware of if someone contacts you claiming they are from either one of these companies.

https://hightechengsolutioncon.com/our-team

https://metrotechengr.com/about-us

https://wildcatterenergy.com/our-team

Jan 31, 2024
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Kenneth Antiono, 55(@amspecial8- tiktok, ims975333@gmail.com)
by: Anonymous

I was approached on TikTok by Kenneth Antiono, born in NY, moved to Rome, Italy at age 10, moved back to states with his mom after his dad's death. Now mom is also gone, no siblings, he is at the rig (north Pacific Ocean).

Already asked for $300 for internet coverage getting used up. Asked me for an iPhone for valentines present to which I refused. He claims to be done in Feb sometime and will be coming to visit. On TikTok he has pictures of Jefferson Santos and kids pretending to be himself, his wife is now dead too.

First, he said he has 2 boys, but I was searching for him too much and he finally told me he doesn't have kids' and apologized. There is no trace of him online. He cut off touch for few hours and told me he smashed his phone.

He also said that he will tell me everything when we meet. He also said he has some explanations, and he will talk in person.

Anyone know him?

He is from NY and went schooling there too but moved to Houston Tx with his wife.

Jan 27, 2024
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Mason Gilbert
by: Anonymous

He was a great scammer. I'm almost impressed.

Here's what he told me.

He's 52 years old, His birthday is May 12th. He has a son, Leo, who currently lives with his grandmother because Mason sold his house in Houston, TX, and was looking for a home in New Orleans, LA. Mason's father was French and his mother is American the mother now lives in West Virginia

He's an independent mechanical engineer who is stuck on an oil rig in Scotland where he owes a mob guy money for a machine he had to buy on his own and he can't pay him because he didn't tell Cathay bank that he was traveling internationally and put a hold on his account when he tried to withdraw money.

I saw the bank letter, engineering contract, and pics of him when there was an explosion on the rig and he got hurt. He couldn't afford the meds so he asked me for money again. He did facetime with me twice and called infrequently because he couldn't use his phone on the rig.

Lovely poems, prayers, and conversations. I actually miss texting back and forth. He found me on www.ourtime.com.

Jan 22, 2024
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Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

Mine was Stefan Lewis, out of San Francisco, Ca.
He sent me a contract for 25 mil from Shell for drilling on a platform in the North Sea. Even sent me a video of him approaching the platform in the helicopter.

He is a sweet talker, but if you dont do what he says, he gets real nasty, quick and in a hurry. He has several social media sites under various forms of Stefan Lewis.

I stalk him when I got the time and warn the women he friends. He even tried to log in under a different moniker, but he is easily found from the IP address.

I figure, since he is a roach, I will just turn on the light every where he goes.

Jan 20, 2024
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Henry Wilson
by: Anonymous

One just came through my Instagram dm. His name is Henry Wilson of Chicago, Illinois. He claims to be on contract in Dublin, Ireland working as a marine engineer lol.

Has anybody heard of him before?

He even sent a picture.

Jan 16, 2024
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Enzo
by: Anonymous

Anyone had one from Enzo, works for Exxon. He's Italian but moved to Houston Texas. No children.

Jan 14, 2024
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Norway off shore drilling scammer
by: Liz

So glad I found this! I'm not one to get scammed but after recently becoming a widow I thought I'd take a chance and answer this guy that messages me randomly. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and I'm not looking for a relationship now just possibly a friendship.

I started to get more personal with him and started seeing red flags all over!

People please take note if when you ask them a direct question or tell them something that makes you kind of vulnerable really read into what they say back. If they just continue to talk about themselves with very little interest in who you are be wary!

I blocked this person immediately

Jan 13, 2024
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John Wilson, Senior Supervisor of Öil-Tanker
by: Anonymous

John Wilson, Senior Supervisor of oil Tanker in the North Sea.

Can't get the money in his account, and urgently needs iTunes! Contacted first via Facebook, then with a Nigerian phone number, later with a German WhatsApp number.

Apparently he is a widower and has a daughter in boarding school.

The guy is very dangerous! Promises to give everything back.

Jan 07, 2024
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Diamond offshores drilling company
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a James Smith with diamond offshores drilling company he's an orthopedic

Jan 02, 2024
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Chris Matthew
by: Anonymous

From Dallas tx and said he is an oil rig engineer

Dec 29, 2023
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Kelvin Donald Jurgen
by: Anonymous

Beware of him. He is charming and will sweep you off your feet. He works as an engineer on a ship and couldn't get to his funds and requested apple gift cards. Don't send him a dime. He is a scam artist.

Please beware of him.

Dec 08, 2023
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NEVER GOT ME
by: Anonymous

This good looking man on IG hit me up in messenger telling me my profile was suggested to him. I let him follow up...needless to say that was when it started. He tried calling me on IG and I declined the call. He asked if we could goggle chat...I said no but suggested WhatsApp and he said fine and we started chit chatting.

He immediately started asking a 1000 questions...Obviously it's the 1st chat so he didn't get the chance to ask me for anything...I don't think I gave him too much info about myself but he did ask for a pic so I sent a basic pic. I had already posted some time ago on IG.

I also noticed he clearly went thru my IG page and started liking all my pics...something just didn't seem right so later on in the night I goggled him based on the info he gave me which was widow, 60, lives in Miami, only child, parents dead, has 1 child and this page was the 1st one that came up and as I started reading the stories I realized this dude was definitely fake.

I immediately blocked him so ladies be careful. Men prey on us on these social media pages. This was my 1 and only time I allowed a stranger to follow me...never again! FTR I would never send someone money and I don't give money to people I don't know!

Dec 06, 2023
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Chris Matthew who works on an oil rig in New Mexico?

Dec 06, 2023
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Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

Can't believe it, this guy called Walker Thompson is the most hottest charming cool sexy person. He proposed to me and said we have to wait until his contract ends. But all through the chats there were times I could see the texts were poems.

But just ignored until today and I said video call me urgent and he has been quiet. Honestly I wish there was a way to expose these guys.

Nov 29, 2023
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Diamond Offshore Eni SpA
by: Anonymous

Romantic involvement with an Engineer employed with Eni SpA. I invested large sums of money to secure my partner's return to the United States. Started communicating on Google chat site. Google chat site hacked x2. My money deposited into his bank account has disappeared and the credit union is now temporarily closed.

I am now being asked to give an even larger amount of money for release of my partner from his contract so he can come to the United States.

This is a "Red Flag" for me.

Ladies beware of romantic relationships with so called Offshore Engineers. Engineers who claim to have large sums of money and say they are in love with you and will give you everything you could ever imagine.

Good luck ladies.

Nov 21, 2023
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Meeting Mark Phillips
by: jeanette

Saturday on Facebook the first post was from general Austin Miller (a lot of scammers with his name) posting what he said was his best friend not giving a name. Later that day on Facebook I encountered a Mark Phillips, working on an oil drilling rig in Malaysia.

I thought that face looked familiar so I went back and forth till I was sure. In the meantime dear sweet lovable Mark needed money and I was the only person to help.

How much?

Since he was not part of the General Miller scam I considered maybe $25.00 but guess what - $200.00. and that was when I got the idea to check on Stephen niece who is a model on a computer, and sure enough tons of pictures but Mark Phillips is the only one who is maybe middle eastern.

That is all I have to tell you.

Nov 08, 2023
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James Mason
by: Deena

I met James Mason on Dating.com on Oct. 19, 2023. He said his wife died a year ago in a car crash and he has a son, Owen James, who is 15 and in a boarding school in the UK. James said that he's a marine engineer for the United Nations. and that he grew up in England and came to the US when he was 18. He went back to London and got a PhD at Regent University.

He said that he lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He said that he travels all over. He showed me a picture of a mansion that he said he owns in London that he inherited from his mom. He wanted to chat on Google Chat so we talked there a lot. He claimed I was the mom his son was looking for and that he loved me. Owen supposedly sent me some emails per gmail calling me Mom.

James said that he was on a 5-year contract but since he had just been in Berlin that he was getting the month of November off and he was going to come and spend it with me. Several things he said didn't make since, like, I live in Kansas and he said we would take a yacht tour of the cities down the river in Kansas.

That wouldn't happen!

He was going to come and meet me on Nov. 10th but then on Nov. 2nd, he got notice that he was being "deployed" to Dublin by the UN for a month. He sent me a copy of the supposed notice. He said that his job is to map out the bottom of the sea. He said that when he arrived there that he lost his wallet in the taxi and he needed me to get him a card because his credit card was in his wallet.

He talked to me per Google Chat's audio call a few times. He didn't have an English accent as from the UK. He asked me to buy him a card for $500 so he would be able to talk to me with an internet connection since he had lost his wallet. I told him I couldn't do that.

He also showed me a video chat once before he left, but it was fuzzy and didn't look right. I quit talking to him after he asked me to get the card.

I looked him up on "Social catfish" with their reverse image lookup and his picture is on there over 200 times with different names on different websites. I can give you the names if you need them. There are also pictures there with him and a curly headed kid.

There's also a group of other women claiming to have spoken to him, too. Some pictures of him have the words on them saying. "Fake!! Photos stolen by criminals and abused for scam!!" He was really good at talking to me and most of the time his English was believable. I told him lots of stories, but I couldn't get him to talk about himself.

I figured he was a scammer and was waiting to see if he would actually come and see me since he was claiming to see me within a week and planning to make me his forever and give his son a mom.

Oh, once on Google Chat, he posted a nude picture of a man and a woman on each other with their private parts exposed as if about to have intercourse. I hated that and cried profusely telling him to take it off because I didn't want to see it. He finally did. That's the first time he used the audio chat. I couldn't hear him then but he could hear me. He was trying to console me.

I told him that I choose not to look at porn or nudity even on movies and he just threw that picture in my face. I was very upset by that. He never showed me any more pictures like that again or talked to me in a nasty way. He didn't chat with me anymore after I told him I wasn't going to buy him the card.

Nov 02, 2023
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David Lucas
by: Anonymous

Big scammer, works in South Korea as an oil rig manger, has about six different profiles on Facebook. Where he first says on one profile he's an oil rig engineer, on other profiles he works for carnival cruise lines as a musician.

His sons name is either Kelly and in school in NY or Owen. He said his wife died in 2018 in an accident.

As soon as I caught on to him and asked about one profile then another he stopped. He'll tell you to go on Google Chat and that he changes things because of his job.

Very handsome man. Will send beautiful spiritual messages. That's when I started giving it back to him and he cut off i guess knowing how God means to me made him feel guilty.

Beware ladies and look him up on Facebook as there's about 6 profiles and don't get caught up in his game.

Oct 30, 2023
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Lars König
by: Anonymous

I have been in contact with this person for a while, he sent a friend request via FB which I ignored for a very long time and then accepted for whatever reason. Nothing happened for a while, then he started chatting via messenger and later whatsapp.

He claims he was born in Hanover, Germany, moved with his mother back to the US after his father died when he was 5. His mother died when he was 14 and he grew up with his aunt. She died about six years ago from cancer. He has a daughter called Sonia, 9 years old, who's currently schooling in Kensington, London. His wife cheated on him, he tried to fix his relationship but she wanted a divorce which happened 3 years ago. His wife is not at all interested in their child, that's why he is taking care of her.

He says he is a medical surgeon working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sanaa, Yemen.

He was all sweet and attentive and we really did have a fun time for a few weeks, chatting about this and that. He made me a lot of compliments and got all into loving me (which I found rather strange, but at some point I went along - with a big portion of doubt in the back of my head).

I did realise, that there were some personal questions he did not answer.

His story was a bit strange in parts, so I started researching a lot on how things are done with the ICRC but it was impossible to verify anything or prove it wrong. But it just felt wrong, especially for a organisation like the ICRC.

Then he kept telling me that his camp was attacked by terrorists, in one of the attacks one of his colleagues supposedly died. That was the point where he decided he wanted to get out of this place before his contract ended. He got information from his colleague how to go about it and asked me to send an email to his supervisor's private email address, pretending to be his wife and telling him that "our" daughter Sonia is so so very sick and needs him there for blood transfusions. I did that reluctantly, because it felt wrong, and that sobby story about his daughter's illness and all that was rather strange, but I did it. I did open a new email account for that, so I don't have all that strange stuff in my account.

The supervisor gave two options: getting him out officially, which would mean he would lose his benefits, or by finding a replacement surgeon. That was the option he chose. A few days later I got another mail giving me three names, he could choose one. Each of them had a "price tag", an amount of money to be sent to the supervisor in order to pay for the travel costs of this replacement surgeon. That was where I was quite clear that I had a scammer thing going on.

He then told me he got about 2/3 of the money from the money he had left for his daughter with the school master, but the rest, which was € 2900, was still open. I had told him ways before that I was already rather skeptical and all, but when he did ask me to send the money via bitcoins, I was out and I started researching in the scam direction and I then found out that there are so many surgeons in Yemen either with the UN or the ICRC or other organisations, that the whole story just got completely incredible.

When I told him I didn't believe anything of his story anymore, because I could not verify anything and he had never called or video called (apparently for security reasons), he did eventually call. His accent was definitely not that of a person who was born in Germany and grew up in the US. He then claimed he did his masters in Australia and the accent was that. I do have relatives in Australia and I know that this accent is not from there either. His English was pretty good, but not that of a native speaker. In writing he was also very good, but there were certain typos and ways of spelling I would think a studied person would not make.

I then researched the pictures he sent to me and they belong to a Danish Politician (Poor guy).

I have not lost any money, just quite a few hours of time and a little bit of my heart because he was very nice and charming. But I do want to warn other people of this person.

This the email of this dubious Supervisor, which I could not at all verify either:

Supervisor Dunford Dunford Antonio

Oct 26, 2023
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I knew it
by: Anonymous

I was just contacted by a handsome oil rig marine engineer in Scotland lol. Said he came across my name due to a comment I posted on a biblical account. I knew it, its a scam but I said let me play along for a day till I Google him lol.

I knew the signs because I almost got fooled before with someone posing to be a well known military general in an Iraq romance, scoop off your feet type of messages. Letting me know he would be my hero lol. Then I looked him up and how dumb to pose as the last military member to leave Afghanistan.

Claimed his wife passed away 5 years ago but a picture came up of the actual general and his family. His kids as well as his wife was very much alive. In one of the message conversation we had, he even pretended to have to go because his men had just been attacked and he had lost 3 of them.

Days later he needed to get a box out of Iraq and needed to cover the shipping fee lol. Why would the military charge you to get your belongings back to a base? Why would they ship it to a civilian lol.

Pretty sad people have to pretend to be someone else just to get ahead in life. Look out for people claiming to be a General fighting the war in Iraq.

Oct 22, 2023
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LinkedIn Lover
by: Anonymous

Ladies,

LinkedIn is a professional site. If you're messaged by someone who wants to know if you are married and have children, RED FLAG.

If they are stating they are an engineer, you should see PE after their name. That stands for Professional Engineer. They should have that in their name, and then look at their connections. They should be well respected by others in their profession, so they should be connected to others with P.E. after their name too. All Professional Engineers in the US are licensed and registered and you can easily look them up by their name and state.

Then look at posts they make. If they only forward other people's posts, and never make any, RED FLAG.

If their posts are generic to any industry, RED FLAG.

If they want to communicate off LinkedIn, RED FLAG.

If they send you pictures and you do a reverse image search and see those pictures posted somewhere else, RED FLAG.

If you feel like you might be a victim of narcissistic love bombing, RED FLAG.

If you're keeping this internet relationship secret, RED FLAG.

If you're in a nice relationship with a nice man, are there RED FLAGS?

What to do? Make sure they are not spreading like a cancer through your contacts. You might consider noting who your mutual contacts are first, then Remove Your Connection, Delete, Block and Report Scam.

#RomanceScam
#OilRigEngineerScam
#CyberSecurityScam
#LinkedInLover

Oct 16, 2023
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Reply to Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Yes he is an oil rig scammer!!

They will never pay you back. They ask you to log into a fake bank account to see a fake amount of money to fool you into thinking they have lots of money.

RUN, RUN, RUN before your bank account as well as your heart are empty.

Oct 16, 2023
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Re: Marcus Gibson
by: Anonymous

I heard the same story about him being 62 from Norway but lives in Atlanta. Has an Atlanta telephone number that does not exist. A Detective told me the number was computer generated.

He says he is an oil rig engineer, his machine broke and is needing money. Used the name Kelvin Ronald

Oct 15, 2023
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OIL RIG SCAMMER?
by: Anonymous

Is there any concern if I have accessed his bank account to help him transfer funds? He gave me all the bank details and SSN. However, after that, his account was suspended due to multiple logins from an unknown ID.

He asked me to get help from the Pacific Eastern Bank's customer service, and the customer service said that if I wanted to activate, he needed to come to the branch or make the payment online.

He asks me to help him pay for the equipment first, and he will pay it back to me. He says he can't connect with his mom due to the poor connection.

And I refuse to make the payment for him.

Is he actually a scammer?

Oct 11, 2023
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Anyone recognize this story ?
by: Anonymous

62 yrs old oil rig engineer from Norway needing money for a broken machine. Promises to pay back what he borrows plus a large sum on top. Says he lives in Atlanta. Has one daughter.

Has a very strong accent even though he says he has been in the US 40+ years. Sends beautiful emails almost like they are written from a book.

Oct 06, 2023
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Blake Dunk Campbell Petro Engineer
by: Anonymous

Got a message from a guy calling himself Blake Dunk on LinkedIn. Said he was a petroleum engineer, involved in real estate, and stocks. From London. His photos on LinkedIn appeared to be legit.

Talked for a few weeks. He was very consistent and sweet. I was suspicious from the beginning so I asked for new photos as proof that he was who he said he was. He sent them. 2 months passed. He was still sweet, caring and considerate. Said he was divorced for 7 years because his wife had an affair with his best friend/business partner which resulted in him thinking he had a son but the son turned out to be for his friend which led to the divorce.

Talked about his money and possessions and how he was so thrilled to find someone who liked him for who he was and not what he had to offer. Landed a contract on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Sent a fake contract pic. Was there 6 weeks.

Then suddenly at the border he was detained by border police for someone planting drugs on their oil shipments. Played the game for a week. Then he finally asked me for money lol

I told him "Wow, you are a very patient scammer!"

Pretended to be hurt by that like the only person he trusted thought the worst of him. I told him I didn’t have $13,000 to send to get him out of the Mexican jail. Then he vanished. He send me fake documents supposedly from the Mexican government and also a photo shopped pic of him on an oil rig.

It’s crazy how persistent they are. I am not a gullible or foolish person by any means but the way they manipulate is scary.

Blake Dunk Campbell. 49 years of age. From London. Only child. Birthday February 21st.

Oct 03, 2023
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Update on Jake Wood / Jake Wood Williams / Jake Williams / Jake Willias
by: Anonymous

Updated from Post on Sept 28th - I confirmed with a Recruiter at Eni Spa that the contract he claimed to have with Eni Spa is not legitimate. His Social Security number is also a fake which I've brought to the attention of Homeland Security. The template he used can be bought online and his DL is a fake.

He has a FB account under Jake Wood Williams. He claims to be Arabic/Spanish, late 50's maybe early 60's. He has a dog and he also has a tik tok account of which, he's highly active on. She actually met him on tik tok. She commented on one of his posts and he commented back and that's how it all got started.

This is why she's having a hard time thinking he could be a scammer. He wasn't on a dating site; therefore, she feels their meeting, was organic.

He has salt and pepper hair that he keeps styled, hazel eyes, 6 foot 1 and a go-tee and tattoos on his arm. He claims to live in San Francisco right now.

So far, he is offering to take my girlfriend to Mexico, all expenses paid and he's offering to come see her in Canada in November.

Sep 29, 2023
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Beware of James Scott
by: Anonymous

Close to the same story for me!! I wasn't looking for love but this guy came on so smoothly that I didn't see it coming until I was too caught up! I decided to play along and see just how caring he was not!!

I'm a retired school teacher on a very low income budget but that didn't seem to matter to him! He just kept begging me to purchase him more phone minutes because supposedly he was on an oil rig as an engineer and had no way of purchasing anything.
I find this to be ridiculous but I wanted to give him a piece of my mind before I took off. Lol.

It's sad that some innocent people will actually send strangers money just on the chance that they are desperate and looking for a gentleman like these scammers pretend to be.

Sep 28, 2023
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Pirates
by: Anonymous

Yes the pirates is a common approach and if you read some way down the column of posts you will see it mentioned many times before.

When pirates enter the story several things can happen:

1. The scammer needs money to urgently leave the rig and wants your financial help as his life is in danger

2. The pirates capture some of his employees on the rig and are held for ransom. he manages to borrow some money from other people but needs you to make up the final amount

3. The scammer wants to send you their money and wants your personal details and address. The money gets intercepted by customs or postal authorities and the scammer needs your money to pay a bribe to ensure all his money gets to you. There can be a long line of officials who need bribes until you run out of money or realise its a scam

4. The scammer need an urgent helicopter flight off the rig to escape the pirates but doesn't have time to organise payment so wants you to pay. usually other scammers working in the group pose as a helicopter pilot etc for you to send your money to them

5. The scammer gets injured by the pirates and needs urgent hospital treatment but the Dr or hospital need money first and the scammer is unconscious in hospital so cant organise payment and you are the only one who can save his life.

The scammer will cease all communication during the pirates invasion to trigger worry in their victim and after a few days or worrying the victim will be presented with some sort of scenario that requires money.

One thing you can be sure of - a request for money in some form is coming!!!

Sep 28, 2023
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Update for Wesley being attacked by Pirates.
by: Anonymous

In 2013 I was contacted by a scammer that I lost my savings to that used every excuse in the book to get funds. He too had his ship attacked by Pirates, had every disaster you could think of as an excuse for not arriving to the USA only to ask for more funds.

If she falls for this, she must be looking for someone who will make her feel like she is the only woman in the world for him. I had lost my husband one year prior to being contacted by the scammer who I met on Facebook.

Tell her to run as far as she can and never speak to him again. I was still morning the love of my life and thought I'd found someone who wanted me.

HE WILL KEEP CONTACTING HER AS LONG AS SHE SENDS HIM WHAT HE WANTS AND WHEN SHE REFUSES, HE WILL MAKE HER WAIT FOR A WHILE UNTIL SHE IS RIPE TO PICK AND SEND HIM MONEY.

Sep 28, 2023
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Update for Wesley Lukas
by: Anonymous

I posted on September 9th in regards to Wesley Lukas or Lukas Wesley who has connected with my sister via Scrabble Go. They now talk through Google Chat. They have been talking for about 2 months with him falling in love with her quickly. Calls her his wife. Sends numerous messages and promises all through the day of marriage and him moving her to Indiana to be a step mom for his son.

He received a $5,000,000 contract from BP to fix an oil rig in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will be there for 60 days.

He has been in contact with my sister every day since arriving on the rig. Suddenly, yesterday afternoon she received a short video with a message stating the rig was being overcome by pirates. Pray for them.

As of this evening she has not heard from Wesley.

We assume that when Wesley remakes contact with her that the request for money will be asked.
My sister swears she knows this is a scam.

Has anyone on this site had the person they have been communicating with have their rigs attacked by pirates.

Sep 28, 2023
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Anyone know this one?
by: Anonymous

Anyone had contact from an Ethan Sinclair? Same story as all the others out there, from Facebook dating

Sep 28, 2023
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Jake Wood / Jake Wood Williams / Jake Williams / Jake Willias
by: Anonymous

Is this name familiar to anyone? I think he is scamming my friend. He said he's divorced, his son died and that he is an independent contractor who is working for Eni Spa on a Rig near Italy (offshore).

He hasn't asked her for money yet, but he's asking about living situations, where does she want to live, and vacations. She says he's asking all the right questions.

He sent her a contact award certificate saying it's from Eni, awarding him a contract value of $15,000,000 Euros. He does facetime her and he is what his pictures look like.

He says he has two places of residence; one in L.A. and one in SF.

He also sent her a picture of his driver's licenses and social security card. I believe them both to be fake. The Security card reflects one that would have been given in Georgia because it start with 254 and it has a date of June 2021 on it and his driver's license has a date of June 2021 as well and where the line on his DL under the word California is green, the real DL's shows yellow and his last name on DL is showing Willias not Wood Williams or Williams.

I feel like it's a matter of time before he starts asking her for money.

He seems to have an answer for all the questions she has for him that are suspicious.

Sep 17, 2023
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a man named Larry Walker working on an oil rig. He is a scammer and wanted to get married when his contract is up the last of this month.

Stay clear of him.

Sep 13, 2023
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Scammer name Williams James from Ottawa
by: Anonymous

My story is on many points like those I previously read. I have at first be invited on Facebook to be friends with this handsome man I saw on his profile. His photo shows him with à horse. He wears jeans and an elegant white shirt.

Quickly, he became very romantic, sent me roses and gave me so much delicate attention. He informed me that he was an engineer working at Maerks Gas oil line in Aberdeen UK, that he was a widow for 5 years, had 2 kids on Boarding school in North Carolina a house in Ottawa, and possessed a Land Rover and a Cherokee.

We have chatted for few weeks, and then he asked me to get married and to be his fiancé. Things got so fast that I had no time to think. He told me that he wanted to see me quickly because he could not spend a day without me. But, to come off the rig, he needed a kind of guarantee of 2,500US and asked me for my address to put on a letter provided supposedly by the Maerk company.

He has composed this letter for me and told me to send it back to the VACATION OFFICE of MAERK email address, ending by gmail.com.

As I have worked in a department of security for Data system, I began to become more than suspicious.

Naturally, I answered him that I have not this money and continue to correspond with him just to see what's going to be the next thing he would ask me.

He insists so much to get a Steam card or Google Play card, and it's just doesn't make sense. When I reply that he could ask a friend, he became aggressive.

Finally, I have stop writing to him, but before, I have let him know that I was suspicious and that that I had many doubts. He reply with anger.

I knew then that he was a cheater, a scammer and a liar as I have never met before.

Many thanks to everbody who shares their story.

Sep 08, 2023
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Lukas Wesley
by: Anonymous

Has anyone dealt with a man named Lukas Wesley or Wesley Schmidt. Supposedly is an engineer in Auburn, Indiana. Just received a large contract from BP Oil for $5,000,000. States he has a 10 year old son. Wife died of Leukemia a few years ago.

Has not asked my sister for funds as of this date. Promised her the world. Planning their wedding. They speak with each other through Google Chat. Sends her messages each morning, afternoon and evenings.

Has sent her several pictures which I did a reverse image search. Have located a few of the photos on other sites.

My sister questioned him in regards to this and she was told someone stole the photos when he was on Facebook.

My sister has health issues and I feel he is boosting her ego just to let her down.

Aug 31, 2023
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Chung Morris - same scam - sillier name
by: Anonymous

It's the same scam, but the name is so silly. I chatted for a day to get the "story", but he didn't ask me for $$ before I lost patience. Half Norwegian-Half Taiwanese widower from Norway. Kids in boarding school in Sweden.

On an oil rig in Sicily (at one point, Turkey, whoops!). Civil engineering degree from the UK to explain his grasp of English. His backstory goes on and on, to try to make it realistic, but WOW! It's a lot of sharing with a total stranger.

When these people friend me, I like to try to waste as much of their time as possible so that they aren't hurting anyone else.

Aug 31, 2023
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Alex Ben oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Be careful with this name on Face book

Aug 15, 2023
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Found out
by: Anonymous

Well I sent my scammer those cards but I wish I had not but I did find some interesting info out. I ran those numbers on the card and got the balance and it tells you where the card was spent I found out I have been paying the scammers rent.

Well no more. I don't care if he gets kicked out and goes homeless.

Aug 08, 2023
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Note: please notice 2 things on previous posts.
by: Kevin B

Please remember

You must know the pictures you see from your scammer are not of the man you are looking at. If you know how to do a reverse imaging, you will find this out immediately.

Also, look at the names of your scammer. They often use first names, as first and last so you cannot find out who they really are.

Another reason is because when you Google to get to see who they really are, odd names are odd to find a real person.

Aug 07, 2023
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Scum bag
by: Conel

Does anyone have a pic of this guy. I am pretty sure it's the same man messing with my mom.

Aug 02, 2023
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Lucas James Oil Rig
by: Anonymous

He's in New Foundland working on the oil rig. His name he is using is Lucas James. His wife died 5 years ago. His 13 year old daughter is in boarding school in AZ.

He's very charming. Asked me if I would help someone in need. I asked him why would he be asking me that? Dead silence. Nothing.

Aug 02, 2023
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Luke Lawrence (FB pics wears cap, Adidas clothing)
by: Anonymous

Friended me on FB, A widower, wife and 9 months baby died in a car accident and lives in LA. Rig Oil Engineer, he is the one funding the link as he claimed. Loaned against his million dollar properties just to fund his 3 month project in Sicily.

Good looking guy in his FB pictures which he started to create in Nov 2022, very sweet and romantic, sends messages in the morning, lunch time and before going to bed with pictures of flowers through WhatsApp, and wakes up mid am to do his paper works!

After a month of convo, asked for $500 iTunes card because his connection is having problems and he needs to finish is document files (I was just waiting for this moment, so I blocked him).

He uses good looking guys pictures to capture you ladies! Let’s all be smart!

Don’t fall for these evil doers!

Jul 24, 2023
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Paul Walter
by: Anonymous

The length of time varies between scammers. Some are impatient are ask within weeks, others can take a year to get you romantically hooked.

The fact you were showed a contract is a sure sign he is a scammer. They do this to fool you into thinking they have lots of money, and when they want to "borrow" some and pay you back later, they remind you of how much money they have.

Some even show you fake amounts in a fake bank account.

Sooner or later there will be a request for money - you can be sure of that.

Run while you still have your heart and bank account in tact.

Jul 24, 2023
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Marcus Gibson
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer and took me for a lot of money and will take everything you have until you're broke or realize its a scam. He ruined my life and I will never recover.

You can NEVER get your money back no matter what some people say.

I am not sure what sort of help you want but get your mother to read the stories on this page.

Anyone who says they are on an oil rig looking for romance is a scammer.

Jul 24, 2023
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Paul Walter. France. Agip Oil
by: Anonymous

Similar stories BUT hasn't asked for money yet and seems interested in fairly normal convo. Met on pen pal site. Not overly flirtatious (really none at all) and seems interested in genuine convo.

But trying to do research to find out what's legit has been difficult. He sent me a pic of his contract but who knows. How long were ya'll led on before they asked for money/you figured it out?

Jul 23, 2023
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Marcus Gibson. Anyone out there heard of him?
by: Anonymous

In his 60s. From Norway. Oil rig engineer retiring after this job he's currently on.

Help me help my mother.

Jul 22, 2023
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Erik Gerhardt
by: Anonymous

Erik Gerhardt. Has a villa in Frankfurt. Works in a rig in Italy. His wife died of cancer two years ago. Parents also died. His contract of 15.000.000 euros will end in two weeks and he will come to me for us to leave together forever. He is really handsome. Sent me passport and citizen card. Sent me his contract of 15.000.000 with ENI SPA company.

Also writes me in the morning, lunch time and in the evening. Sends me flowers every morning and asks me what will I eat. Also wants to know if I live alone. Today tried to know my salary. Didn’t say. Wanted a photo of my car. Says he is going to buy a house for us. Can’t speak and do video calls in the rig because it’s forbidden.

I asked for a video call and he did it and it was the real guy from the pictures but as the connection was bad I don’t know if the voice was from the guy or not. He has a Spanish number. Pronunciation of the voice seemed from India. We are talking for a week and I’m curious to know what will he ask me.

He already showed me the flight to my town in two weeks but didn’t asked anything yet. Only photos of me and my citizen card. Is sending love music all the time. He has a photo with a dog called jimmy that already passed away. This is a stupid scheme because the promises of love in the first day are so unreal that no women can believe them.

Thank you so much for your comments. I was trying to look for the man in google and didn’t find anything. Finally I found this site. Last message he sent me before I blocked him and while I was writing this comment:

The company where i worked in Indonesia messaged me on my email few hours ago and they said that they want to quit their platform due to some incident that happened over there on their platform but the problem is that i have some of my important documents with them, the documents will enable me get my next contract and i do not want to lose the documents, and i am in the middle of the sea and i can not receive the documents here, please i need your help
please i want the documents to be sent to you, you will receive and keep safe with you until i come, it will be sent to you through logistics company that will deliver it to you safely without stress.

Jul 09, 2023
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My guy is named Roy Morrison
by: Anonymous

We only chatted twice, but I saw enough red flags to do a search. Same scenario, widowed, son in boarding school (this time in L.A.), chief engineer on an oil rig (this time in Ireland), retiring in a few months. Friended me on facebook.

I accepted because I do enjoy meeting new people. Then asked me to use google chat ("it's easier"). Right away started calling me "Beautiful" and that he hopes to "make a future with me." Right - you're in love with me after 2 chats? Suuuuure.

I wish I could post his pictures so we could compare. After finding this site, I have blocked him everywhere.

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

Jun 30, 2023
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Photos
by: Anonymous

Please can I ask can you start a page up here where we can put our photos on of our scanners. We could save people 10000s of pounds by doing so.

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

Jun 29, 2023
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THEY'RE ALL FAKE!!!
by: Anonymous

If you're coming to this site to ask this question, the answer will be YES! You will not meet the man or woman of your dreams online, and if someone sounds too good to be true, they are!

Jun 29, 2023
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Oil rig scammer
by: Karen

Has anyone heard of Samuel Richard. He is supposed to be a hyperbaric welder in Oman Muscat.

Jun 29, 2023
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Donald Heinrich
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know of Donald Heinrich, who contacted me.

In the army, and I want to know if he real or fake

Jun 29, 2023
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Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

Gabriel Logan asked for 14,000 and showed screen shots that he had over 6 million in the bank and said they froze his account.

Jun 21, 2023
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JAMES WELSH OIL RIG ENGINEER
by: Anonymous

Oil rig engineer working in the Gulf of Mexico, mentioned a poor connection and let me have access to his bank account to help me transfer funds to his shipping company. Then he required me to get a code which I sent to him and the bank asked again for vat to proceed. He asked me to pay $3000 to the bank and later he will pay me back and did mention this is very urgent.

I asked him if the Internet connection is so poor how come we never have any problem with telegram to each other. I cant really Facetime him because of security purposes. He videod me but it was only one way of conversation and the video look like pre-recorded and looked real.

I really hope he is not the scammer.

Jun 14, 2023
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Bryan Henderson Poland Oil Rig
by: Anonymous

Hello there. I have met this guy with the same name and he said that he is in Poland Oil Rig and his son is in boarding school in the US. He sent me his pictures while taking coffee, pictures with his son, and he is also saying about the money he will receive after he retires and that he loves me and really wrote long messages regarding his feelings.

I met him on other dating sites. He fell in love so fast and flatters me a lot and wanted to send me money for about $40,000 so I was shicked because its a huge amount and he said its a gift. And then I asked him how he will send the money and he said he will send it thru courier DHL.

I searched for DHL and they dont accept money transfer there and so I told him that and he said there are other ways to send money and I told him I cannot accept that huge amount and then he said he will just send $2000 for now. Before that, he said that the signal in the rig is not very good that they are not actually allowed to use phone because their company is taking precautions and dont want to repeat what happened on the Mexico oil rig that exploded. And also we cant do videocall.

So I was doubting already about this guy and thought maybe he is a scammer. I was checking and trying to google this person but i could not find him. So when he told me he will send the money to me the next day, I immediately blocked him so he cant reach me anymore and after a few days when i clicked on his name in the telegram app, he had already deleted all our conversation.

Jun 11, 2023
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Wayne Rick
by: Anonymous

Goes by the name of Wayne Rick and uses the email of waynenicolas037@gmail.com. He claims he is in an immigration center in SA but couldn't tell me what center. Stole a lot of money from me.

Full of lies. He hides behind a phil maverick from Ventura CA. He is a full time scammer and needs to be arrested.

Supposedly I found out he is in Ghana Africa

Jun 08, 2023
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Richard Ayden Lambert.
by: Anonymous

I recently was scammed quite expertly by a man who goes by the name Richard Ayden Lambert. But likes to be called Ayden. He claims he is an electrical engineer based out of Dallas. He has a LinkedIn account under that name and his "company" website is engergygusts.com.

I met him on Zoosk which stated he was from Beverly Hills. Shortly after we texted he was flying back to Dallas (sent me a picture of him on a private jet). He was working on a contract to install something on a rig in Turkey. Once he "got the contract" would be on the rig in Turkey.

We spoke on the phone multiple times. He has an accent. I repeatedly asked to skype with him but it never happened before he "left". And "for security reasons" his camera on his phone and computer had to be shut off once he was on the rig.

About 5 months in he asked for money for replacement parts. Stupidly I sent it to him. And the requests kept coming. He finally got off but ended up stuck in Istanbul. There are a lot more details to the story. It is a very elaborate plan, very detailed such that it makes sense.

The pictures he uses are actually of a man named Lee Hudson. They were stolen off of his Instagram account. I have been in contact with him and he said this happened a few years ago as well. The scammer has also been reported on this site in 2019 as Albert Dennis Timothy, Dan Albert, Dan Abatha, Albert Timothy, Tim Abatha.

I also found the pictures on other sites with the names of Roland Wells and Ethan Zinbinski. This person is an expert at what he does.

Sadly I fell for it.

May 25, 2023
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Daniel Anderson
by: Julie

Hello. I spoke to a chap who claimed he worked on the Equinor oil and gas rig in Norway as an engineer. Name of rig is Asgard.

He lives in Los Angeles but his wife was killed in a car accident so his children went to boarding school in the UK. He was only on the rig for a year or so. He also has a home in Atlanta Georgia.

When I asked him for the platform number he said he couldn't give it. I also befriended another so called rig worker, Johnson Moore and his story was nearly the same as Daniel Anderson's. His wife was killed in a train crash though and he was happy to give his platform number even though I don't know if it was legitimate.

May 17, 2023
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Be careful
by: Anonymous

I have been scammed 3 different times but what I am going through now is not fun. I have had my identity stolen and it is one nightmare after another and I am not sure my last scammer is not behind this but I just cannot prove it.

Please be careful when someone asks for a picture and you send one. Send a fake one as I wish I did after all the scammers use fake pictures all the time. I never knew evil until this scammer came into my life.

Be careful please and people never send any pictures or an address to the scammer or money .

May 16, 2023
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To whomever wrote about @alexhar68423149
by: Anonymous

To whomever wrote about @alexhar68423149
YES I AM A VICTIM. It was in 2017. The Name was @Jeffblak01 on Twitter

He took me for lots. The real man is Doug Blevins in Milton Manners Florida and he is a realtor around Fort Lauderdale. He knows his images are stolen.

You can find Doug on Twitter @foundin Florida
and the scammer uses stolen images from Doug Blevins.

IT has been difficult for me to put this in the past as he really played a number on my heart and financially.

It took me years to get past it.

May 15, 2023
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Cambodia Cyber Slaves
by: Anonymous

A story about the victims of trafficking and enslavement by Chinese cyber-scam operations in Cambodia.

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/longform/2022/8/11/meet-cambodia-cyber-slaves

May 13, 2023
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Hassan frank oil rig
by: Anonymous

Hassan first sent a msg on IG then Google chat. A widower with two young kids with a nanny while he's on a oil rig in the gulf. Suddenly storms hit and broke equipment and he needs 30,000.00 and wants me to loan him money and either borrow or take a loan.

Lol no freaking way but really good at the tale of woe

May 13, 2023
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Scammer
by: Zivyle

Does anyone know Frank Achill?

May 10, 2023
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Is this the scammer ??? Scamming right now !
by: Anonymous

Not too long ago I received a chat message on Twitter from a Alex harrison@alexhar68423149. Below is the link. Please someone look at it and tell me if it seems to be this same scammer you all have been scammed by.

https://twitter.com/alexhar68423149

If you think it is, I can play along with him while I contact law enforcement of some sort.

I don't want to give out my name in case he has found this site.

May 10, 2023
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In todays world
by: Anonymous

Scam victims get extremely little, if anything, from how much they lost through the scammer. This foreign engineer, widower living in another country, early sent me lovely flowers!

After 9 months since we first chatted, and I never saw him nor got back anything, I now give him the title of "scammer".

Based on the documentary "Tinder Swindler", an article says of a company, the swindler copied the name from and used it in his swindling women, the company is suing the swindler!

I would suggest this as a route to take, to punish your swindler! It took me around 1year of labor, (This }%%*%# foreign engineer scammed me, for me to earn this "play money" (gross pay- taxes. Then net pay minus necessities to live).

May 05, 2023
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Another oil rig story.
by: Lesal

I met George Peterson on Messenger. From Denmark. Unfortunately I didn't read the story. Wife, Gloria, died from cancer 5 years ago. Two children 15, and 10, in boarding school in Mobile, Alabama. Owns a house in Mobile and two vehicles, a Land Rover and Honda Civic. His friend Kelvin manages his 7 million dollar bank account. But, Kelvin dies from Covid.

First, he needs money for the phone to stay on. Now the Rigs engine breaks down, he needs money to buy parts to fix it, then he can come back to the States. Then another item, a gasket breaks. Needs money for that. It's a never ending story.

He is very handsome and a Amazing charmer. He states he is a good Christian Man. I finally told him to stick it up his a.. I lost $5,000.
I think he is a lying piece of s...t. I hope this helps someone not get taken. God will get him for it. Then Karma will twist his nuts, I hope.
KMA George Peterson 😘

May 02, 2023
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Alessandro Marco
by: Anonymous

I met Alessandro Marco on Tandem, and he said he was a fuel engineer for Chevron. He said he was Italian, living in London because he didn't like violence in Italy, but on the app I said he lived in the United States.

He said he couldn't make a video call because he was in a company environment and the contract forbade him to do it, but in a week he sent me an audio in very bad English and some photos. There is still an Instagram profile with the photos he sent me.

He said he was a man of faith and always talked about God, and he spent a lot of time trying to prove he was honest and things like that. After a week and many messages that I considered strange, I decided to block him.

I don't regret it because something worse could come later

Apr 13, 2023
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Oil rig under water weldercontracter
by: Anonymous

I have been scammed by a guy who says that he is a oil rig underwater welder contractor. He will tell you that he lost his ex wife of cancer. Then he will get you to believe everything he says and then he will tell you that he loves you and he wants you to take a blood oath with him so you will always be his.

Then he will start telling you his internet needs to be bumped up so he will have better connection and then he will ask for a 200.00 Itunes card for him - not one time but every month he asks for a card since October 2022 and still now in April 2023.

And now he wants 7550.00 where he claims 2 pipes blow and now he has to buy new ones and fix them because it's in his million dollar contract. Now he and his workers have not worked since December and now it's April 2023 and the oil rig company is feeding, housing and giving them all the wine and liquor they want.

That's a big flag but this is the email he gave me Mark Roger 228 @gmail.com

He is on more dating sites and uses different ages and if I could I would share his pictures.

Apr 11, 2023
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Personality Change?
by: Anonymous

I have a few questions to ask, for all those who have been affected by a scammer. It could be your friend and/or your loved one. Has their personality changed, especially towards you? Has he/she "ever" returned to their normal behavior/personality again? What actions have you taken, if any?

Ever since my mom has been deeply involved with an Oil Rig scammer for almost 3 years, her personality has changed towards me. She is deceptive and lies all of the time. She tries to insult me and make me feel bad. I've noticed lately that when I extend an olive branch to her, such as making conversation, but she ignores me and barely talks to me, but talks at me, if the makes any sense.

She is money hungry and would steal money to bring her so-called love home to her. I just don't recognize her anymore! The changes in her are deeply disturbing and have me feeling worried. It's almost as if she was abducted by Aliens or is a Pod person like from the old sci-fi movie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

She is no longer my mother anymore. Pretty much after meeting her scammer, nearly all of her assets have flown out the window. It seems he wants her to sell her house and send him the money so he could transport his equipment to shore and be with my mom.

I would greatly appreciate all of your input!

Apr 09, 2023
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Engineer
by: Anonymous

Phone number +447477198585 She contacted me on a site and she said she had a son and she is working as engineer in the UN Russian federation in the Baltic Sea. She started to write to me that it is a very dangerous job and she wanted to ask me for help.

She wanted me to write to the Capitan of the boat and find a solution. He wrote that to replace an engineer would cost 5500 euro.

Of course I played along all this time.

Apr 08, 2023
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Picture
by: Anonymous

Are you able to share his picture. I have a friend who I believe is currently being scammed with the same exact story. She has shown me his picture. I would like to see if it's the same person.

Thank you

Apr 03, 2023
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I have 2 of them, no 1 he texted me on Instagram, goes by the name, Richard Williams, he said he deals with Forex trading, he wanted me to invest, and I told him I had no money, he suggested I borrow from family and friends, and I texted him back that since we are chatting, that amounts to friendship so I asked him if he can lend me 200$ as that was the amount he said I could start with, and he said that he can't withdraw from his account at the moment. I asked when and he flat out snubbed my question, he asked me when will I be able, I told him till end month, that was on Feb, he went MIA for a while but recently he resurfaced, I will keep you updated, how this story will end.

The second guy goes by the name Bernard Daniel 52, and an oil rig engineer from Texas USA but currently working on a big project in Sicily Italy which is ending next week and he is supposed to be paid 15.2 euros upon completion. Damn, this one is tricky, I don't know where he got this daniel pic, coz I never heard an American man speak with the Nigerian accent. To me Nigerian accent is like Jamaican speaking, you can't hide it no matter what. He claims to be widowed, his wife cheated on him and died in an accident with his daughter 2 yrs ago. Last week he traveled to Cambodia to buy tools to finish his project and now he's stranded at Cambodia coz he's short of funds to ship the tools back to Italy for him to receive his payment.

He asked me to assist and I asked him to send me the details. He did send me the detail i.e the names and amount which is 1300$ on western union or money gram. I got back to him that I don't have the money but I'll try and borrow from friends. Poor man he's still expecting me to send the money.

Hehehe, let me build his hopes high, I'll inform you guys on the progress

Apr 02, 2023
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Another name Hassan, Frank
by: Anonymous

And this guy Frank Hassan is located in Pearland Tx, an oil rig contractor, widowed with a son Bryan and forgot his daughter was in his pictures.

Originally from Milan, Italy though one of the pictures is from St Michaels in Kiev.

Scammer artists

Mar 31, 2023
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With scammers
by: Anonymous

In the question about if the person is a scammer, it doesn’t hurt to really play dumb. (If the person wants the money {scammer or real} they will go at any risk, like include an address.). Go yo my Express mail, or other ways of tracking!

An address might get the FBI interested…….Do investigations from more then one search engine! (My numerous search engines have shown a possible connection to someone who is on the "watch list"! {Now that might interest law!}).

In question, maybe pay in person or by ATM as they will be on camera for at least 2 years.)

Doesn’t hurt to play dumb!

Mar 31, 2023
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How to protect yourself after being scammed
by: Anonymous

I am also a victim of a scammer posing as a marine engineer. I am very wary of the repercussions of talking to him. I met him on an online dating app. He got my name, cellphone number, home address and bank account number since he said he needed to transfer the money he borrowed from me. He also got the organization that I belong to for my work.

Guys, any insights on how I should go about protecting myself from any further danger?

Is it advisable to report him to the local government police agency? or FBI?

Mar 29, 2023
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Frank loca
by: Anonymous

Frank is an Oil rig scammer. Lies. All Lies.

Mar 27, 2023
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Scammer David Woods
by: Anonymous

I fell head over heels for this guy. Im a widow and vulnerable. He loved me. Was going to relocate to my area to make a life together. He was a Manager on oil rigs. After a few days little things didn't add up.

I investigated all weekend non stop and sadly discovered I was scammed although I wasn't asked for money. I'm hurting real bad, he melted my heart.

Watch out for David Woods

Mar 26, 2023
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Tired of being scammed?
by: Anonymous

Well, I'm sure its the guy thats scammed most us on this site; (I'm sure there's more than one scammer). The scammers name was Jeff Wilson, [fake name] from Texas, working on a an oil rig out in the Indian Ocean. He's an engineer, son is in boarding school, his wife and 2 yr old daughter died in an explosion.

He asked me to friend him on Facebook, but his attempts had failed so i did send him a friend request. It took him two maybe three hours to get way too personal, and very aggressive. He never did ask for money, but wanted to talk face to face on messenger, but I said no, and he started calling me on messenger within a day.

My son got very upset when I told him about it and he hung up the call. This man repeatedly called four times or so and my son took my phone and made sure he couldn't call back or get on my Facebook again. He is blocked completely. Im so glad my son was there to help me.

Condolences to all.

Mar 25, 2023
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Fell head over heels for a man I’ve never seen, except for pictures. Should have spotted the red flags and didn’t.

My sister found he had multiple profiles: John Williams, Arvin Wagner, John Parker and I think one more. We’ve been talking since last year, wife died of cancer, kids are at boarding school in England. Claimed to be a god loving man, loved for for who I am, created a bond with me that wasn’t sexual, it was a dream.

Spoke to him daily, he professed his love for me and he even sent me a ring. I’m still waiting for a package to arrive (that I have to pay the agent for). He was supposed to be arriving here next week to stay with me until he could get a house for us. Yesterday I received a letter that there was an explosion on Equinor rig that claimed lives, but not his.

He won’t be able to talk to me and the flight has been rescheduled. I contacted Equinor and there is no such person nor explosion.

How could I be so blind.. he broke my heart and my bank account.

DON’T FALL FOR THIS SCUMBAG, HE’S GOOD!

Mar 19, 2023
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I believe this same guy discussed below was in contact with me through the Facebook dating app. The Profile name was Seth - very attractive- 55 year old. Profile said he has kids, from Rome Italy, lives in Hammond, India, Mechanical Engineer- oil drilling.

Immediately he wanted to chat off the app, he suggested Google chat which requires email only versus other apps that need a cell number. Then he claimed his name was Joshua Collins Miller. Once on the Google chat, I asked his name again- he said Joshua Miller Collins. He is not on Facebook at all.

His parents both died in an accident, his ex wife died. He moved from Italy to the states 15 years ago- allegedly. He has no kids even though his dating profile said he did- his response of why it wasn’t accurate was because he wrote "what made him happy" lol.

Then he gave a real long explanation of his apparent work on the rigs- in the ocean and how it’s dangerous but beautiful. He asked what my hobbies are. This sounds like the same guy others are mentioning on this site.

I asked him to say something in Italian- he wrote something simple and then I asked why his last name is not Italian and he went silent- and then I reported and blocked him.

Mar 19, 2023
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Oil rig contractor scam
by: Anonymous

Eric Miller 00728 @gmail also uses David Miller on Instagram. He contacted me and spun an interesting tale about a divorced father of a daughter living in Baltimore MD. Age 60 he used a picture of London UK model Tony Pickering posing as a lonely near retirement man.

Reverse searched photos through Google busted him out "he was scared I wouldn't like him" and sent another stolen photo of another good looking man. Again reverse searched and a second bust so confronted him with the facts.

He sent a picture supposed to be him of a 39ish younger black male and stated he still wants to be there for me haha.

Scammer so reported both email to Gmail and Instagram as a fraud account.

Mar 19, 2023
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Jason Derek oil rig scam
by: Cm

Has an oil rig on FB, and a picture of him and his son. Says his wife died in a car accident. He is born in Italy but lives in Utah. He says he is 39. Says older women don't like to be his friend because he is too young.

Asks questions about hobbies, owning your home or renting and do you live alone etc...Then he says he is on a job in the Netherlands. Supposedly has two small children left motherless. He uses a handsome light skinned black male photo with he and a small kid on his back. He has access to ay least 4 photos of this male.

I feel sorry for the man that he stole his photos of for his scams. Likes to know the time difference and the weather conditions. Attempts to get closer to you by drawing you into a relationship as a friend.

He is active on Tic Tok!

Mar 15, 2023
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Zach Thomas
by: Anonymous

You've been duped by a scammer. What ever plans you have with him will never happen. He will continue to have a problem with needing cash and you will get poorer until you can send him no more.

Keep your money before he asks you to sell your home and put the money in the bank. I never did that but know of women who were duped into believing them. They ended up being homeless and disowned by their families.

I've been there and approaching 83 years old. I am now dependent on my SS and an insurance policy premium but am still deep in debt. I was duped by someone I thought was real.

Now I wish I had listened to people warning me.

Mar 14, 2023
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Does anyone know a zach thomas.
by: TM

I fell for this man on FB dating. We have had wonderful conversations. Then after about the first week he asked me if I could check his bank account online. He gave me his bank name and user and password.

He wanted to know if ExxonMobil had deposited his money. He said he was having bad service on the rig and having a hard time getting through to them. I did get onto the account. After that the account froze. He then showed me copies of the emails the bank sent him saying they blocked the account until he could come in person to fix it. It's out of Georgia.

So then he needed 300.00 to get off the rig with a helicopter and go to Houston to take his flight home to Washington state. So I cashapped that supposedly to the agent for helicopter. When he got to George Bush Airport in Houston, he has been detained about 2 weeks. Says because he breached the contract on the rig for being there longer than he was supposed to.

Now he has to pay a fine to the place detaining him. $1500.00. He can't wait to get home. His son is in Seattle in a boarding school. We have plans. He has made promises. I paid the 1500.00. That's it. He had me go to a bitcoin machine and gave me the wallet scan code for the place he's at. All ok then I get this morning.

The immigration wants him to cancel his contract. But ExxonMobil says if he does this it's another $5000 for legal BS. I'm done. My daughter also made calls to the city in Washington where he says he owns a home. No person with his name.

I feel I got duped.

Mar 01, 2023
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Craig Robinson Catfish
by: Anonymous

Craig Robinson (which isn't the real name) tried to catfish me today March 1st 2023 on Instagram messages. He had the same story about losing his wife and parent's in a car crash. Pretended to be Polish and living in NJ as an engineer for Exxon mobil.

He requested my email as his (pretend) job wouldn't allow him to text. He had a profile picture of himself with a dog and sent me a picture of a man with his son.

I called him out and he blocked me. I knew it was a scam.

NEVER believe what so called men or women profess to be online, and NEVER, EVER send anyone your money. I hope this information helps to protect other women.

Feb 28, 2023
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To: OIL RIG from HOU, TX person
by: Anonymous

This is a scammer, not a person who is who he says he is and any or all pics are not them. Since you refuse to send this person money an NO ONE SHOULD, EVER! they now want to use you to become an agent in their money laundering. How else can they justify stolen money from their victims to the banks?

He will tell you he is sending money in a package to you and he will have an agent (part of the scam) pick it up from you. You will also have to pay the agent money for his part of the process and this cockroach will tell you that you are going to get plenty of money when he arrives and never arrives.

Tell him and the agent you will meet them at the police station near you to verify the legality of this money.

It will NEVER HAPEN!

Feb 28, 2023
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John Wong Oil Rig Engineer Scammer
by: Anonymous

Swiped right on this guy on an online dating site. He says he is a petrochemical engineer. I called his BS once he asked me to access his bank account. I googled and found out this scheme is a scam.

Ladies beware!

Feb 25, 2023
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If you have to ask
by: Anonymous

I was scammed and fell so hard for this man that I lost my retirement and my savings. I will soon be 83 and find I need to scrape by because of me believing he was a real person.

I see so many of you asking if HE is REAL. If you have to ask, HE IS A SCAMMER and will never show up and will come up with more and more excuses for you to send him money in any form.

Mine wanted me to send it in a box of cereal or in a tee shirt. He will love you until you are broke and will want you to sell your home and put it in a savings account for the two of you to start a job or business, when he arrives. I didn't sell my home and suddenly he was calling me names and didn't love me.

Cut off all contact from him and save your own life. He will never show up because he only wants your money, not you.

Feb 25, 2023
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Is this a scam or not
by: Anonymous

I have this guy who says he is from Texas US. We started chatting at the end of December last year but he has ever asked for any nudes pictures or for money. What he just says is he tells me that he is coming to my country next weekend after the completion of a 3 months contract at Eni spa and gas at Sicily Italy.

Is this a scam or not?

Feb 24, 2023
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Evil scam artist
by: Anonymous

Bruce Williams is his name. It sounds very poetic and charming and he is a black man age 60 and says his wife and daughter died in a car accident and he's the only child. His parents died and he called me sunshine ☀ and today he wanted me to go to Walmart and buy his granddaughter Jane $400-$500 worth of scream cards but OK I wasn't going to do it I just wanted to see how far he would take this lie.

Where he messed up was he never promises to pay it back always saying I love you I love you sunshine ☀. Words sounds so romantic but my God is amazing and awesome to pull the cover off of wicked and evil scammer artists like them.

They are all EVIL 😈 A Demon they are.

Feb 17, 2023
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Oscar Jackson marine engineer
by: Anonymous

Think I'm having a conversations with a scammer now. Calls me Sunshine. Supposedly pitched a presentation today and leaving in the morning for heading up the contract and will be gone a month.

His Wife died from cancer a few years ago. Only child, parents dead, daughter dead 2 years in a landslide.

Flags are flying.

Found him on Facebook dating.

Feb 14, 2023
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Chevron Oil Engineer Scammer
by: Anonymous

Well ladies we are under attack by the evil serpents masking as "charismatic charming" men searching for "just the right woman to be the love of their life"!

Beware of my serpent named Richard Noah Williams. This character’s bio reads "Swiss Born, Single, Senior Engineer for Chevron located in Louisiana on a rig for a two (2) year contract, and Jewish. All of this is a blatant lie and I called him on it very quickly into the daily conversations.

It took me about a week, and my strong intuition of realizing he was a FRAUD!!!! It started on Instagram and then he quickly wanted to transition to WhatsApp and Google Chat.

Be smart ladies! Please don’t be mesmerized by these smooth talking split tongue devils. They can feel out your weaknesses, desperations, loneliness, and vulnerabilities.

Keep your heads and use your gut feelings.

Feb 14, 2023
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Vincent Lukas
by: Anonymous

I believe this man is a scammer. He hasn't asked for money yet, but I believe he is waiting for my divorce to be settled. He displays nearly all of the qualities that have been mentioned on this page. Has anyone else heard of this man? He even has a profile on LinkedIn to make it look official...

Feb 13, 2023
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OIL RIG from HOU, TX
by: Anonymous

I met this guy on FB. He is on an oil rig, and he is from HOU, TX originally from Jamaica, HE asked me for a playing card to play with his colleagues, and I said no.

Now he is trying to send me money ???????

What do ya'll think???

Feb 03, 2023
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Chennai , India , off shore rig
by: Anonymous

Hi. Isaac john is a real engineer on a rig, but someone is using his profile. I am trying to contact him to warn him, but cannot. I know the real John Isaac detail of where he is working and where he lives. I even even have pics of his workplaces. Can anyone help me contact him? Thank you

Feb 01, 2023
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Scams
by: Anonymous

I saw what the person had posted about Dating scams where your name goes on a list and it is sold out to scammers. It is true and I was told this by the Authorities when I had to go in and answer questions about the one scammer that I turned in.

Jan 30, 2023
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Dating scams?
by: Anonymous

One guy, I spoke socially about dating scams, told me repeatedly, if you were scammed, your name would be put on a list, that can be purchased by other scammers!

Jan 30, 2023
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Anderson Miller
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across an Anderson Miller? Says he works on an offshore oil rig and excavates for crude oil. Also says wife died of cancer 5 years ago!

Jan 22, 2023
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Mark Williams aka many other names
by: Anonymous

Mark Williams is a Nigerian scammer. He has used many names the actual man in the photos is from Mississippi. This man will take from you until you have nothing left. I know of 6 women he has scammed. One woman lost 82000 to him which was her entire retirement.

I have reported this group of pictures with the different names to Facebook but it is still up. Don’t understand why… report and block this man or men since it is a group that will talk to you.

Do not have any further contact with him as this group is thought to be involved in human trafficking and are very dangerous..

Jan 21, 2023
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Mark Williams????
by: Anonymous

Anybody know the name Mark Williams?? Works in Alaska and said he was a engineer and 61 years old...

Jan 15, 2023
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Network engineer Alex
by: Anonymous

Hi, my intuition was right that something was off. I met this super cute guy from London. Alex said he was a network engineer working in the Arctic near Norway. He was caring and love bombing (hi honey how are you, all the time) that felt uncomfortable.

Then he started talking about a drilling machine that broke that he needs to fix it and his internet connection is bad. He gave me a link to a bank and he trusts me to help him and then I realized what this was.

Jan 13, 2023
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Pictures
by: Carolyn

Does anyone have pictures of this person or pictures of a ryan morgan. I think I may be dealing with a scammer

Jan 09, 2023
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Follow up on my mother who was scammed!
by: Emily O'Keefe

It's been almost two years since I first found this website and posted my mother's story about Wilson Nathan, oil rig engineer who needed money to fix a drilling bit before he could "fly home to the love of his life".

I'll keep it simple.... it did not end well. My mother has lost her home because of these scams. The first time she sent money, it was for $70k. She sent it to a "mule", who in turn sent the money where she was directed to, and from there it went to an offshore account, completely untraceable.

Yes, state police and FBI have all been notified, to no avail because these scams have increased by 1000% recently. After many, many attempts to thwart her efforts to send more money, and $150,000 total that she has sent away, I am now the one in charge to pick up her pieces. I am her POA, I give her weekly allowances, etc. This is a very well educated woman we're talking about here people. A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who could not see that a total of 4 scams (probably the same person just different profiles) have left her homeless now.

It's next level psycho BS y'all! My mom is no longer the same person.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THIS STUFF! Ask for help, call a family member, something to help you see this IS NOT REAL!

Much love and luck to those in need here.

My heart really does go out to you.

Jan 08, 2023
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This site has NEVER EVER had a happily ever after.
by: Kevin B

Christina, notice the name is 2 first names. A scammer does this to keep you from googling the name to see if he is legit or not. So although there are SOME 2 or 3 first name people, you will not find a positive legit person very often with legit information.

But because the name is made up, you also will not find negative info, so if you are emotionally involved, common sense and intelligence are not present anymore. You believe this person is who they say they are and their picture matches the profile.

BOTH WRONG!!!

Just keep scrolling down here for all the people left broke which is bad enough, but the broken hearts they give to the people they scam, is hurtful, mean, and tough to believe anyone but a low profile cockroach does this.

Good luck finding a lover in the future. Stick to locals you can meet in person in a timely manner.

God Bless.

Jan 08, 2023
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The scammer, including oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

His wife passed away and he’s in a good income job that he can’t be tracked (he isn’t a big named person, like an executive of a major company). After he "grooms" you, he needs money (you just look at the potential future, living in luxury, since he has a fantastic paying job).

You take the risk, and loan him your money…..When he can’t get anymore money, from you, he’ll never see you…and your money you loaned him, is gone!

Jan 08, 2023
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Emotions
by: Anonymous

Ok I’m a smart woman. I have been approached by scammers in the past. I am also a retired fraud investigator. So when the scammer came to me with his story I was interested in helping to catch him in his game. I received all the goodies. Photos, poems, love, adoration. Found myself forgetting it wasn’t real.

All of the fraudulent signs were there. The photos somehow take over your good sense and you forget it’s not real. I blocked my scammer and would never do such a foolish thing again. Now I am convinced some of these people are in the sex industry and would kidnap you for that purpose. So many women and children in the US disappear from that.

Do not play, block immediately, you are no match for them.. you would have to be evil to be.

Peace prayers and be safe ♥️

Jan 07, 2023
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Marco
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer!! Run the other way!!

Jan 07, 2023
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Alessandro Marco
by: Christina

Hello, does anyone know Alessandro Marco? He contacted me via Xing. Works as an engineer on Endicot Island/Alaska and unfortunately almost won my heart.

He tries everything to win me over, he doesn't give up. I wrote to him that he will never get any money from me and that he is a scammer. That shocked him a lot and he keeps trying to ensnare me. I don't know what to believe.

Please help me!!!

Jan 07, 2023
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by: Anonymous

Marc Johnson on a rig off of Ireland and Alex Harold Lopez supposedly in the army in Ghana and is stuck there because he can't get to his money.

BE careful they are both very good.

Dec 28, 2022
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He sounded like he was concerned and interested in me
by: Anonymous

I helped him out, in our over a year of communication (Big mistake of I helping him out!). Then when we were to meet, he shows a photo that I just got in jail! (I didn’t understand how he was able to tell me this, in jail in his country on his cellphone!{Also I didn’t understand his explanation, when I asked who took his photo of him in jail!}.

When I asked him, many times, to send me a photo of his pointing to his nose, he evaded this question!

Dec 28, 2022
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oil rig scammer Eric Tang
by: Anonymous

Hi. I was contacted by a man called Eric Tang on Meetup. He said he was an oil rig engineer working in Newfoundland Canada. He showed me his certificate contract with the Shell company. He said he was doing installation and maintenance. He said his internet connection was not working good and gave me his password to log in to his bank account.

Then of course this fake website had frozen his bank account. Now he needs money to pay his employer. He asked for 8450 dollars and of course I did not send that money to him. We were chatting and calling for 6 months and what a waste of time. I asked to see his face and I saw it for 6 secs. and it was the same face as the pics.

I went to the internet to see if the company he works for exist and it did. It is strange. I emailed that company but no response. I think it is a fake website too.

The name of the company is Metro Tech Engineering solution and Freelance. He has very good English grammar but his accent is very Chinese. He said he was from Taiwanese parents who died in a car accident, and his sister committed suicide. How convenient.

He said his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend bla bla bla. He changed phones like 4 times. I am ok because I did not fall for his lies.

He was begging me almost crying hahahahahah

Dec 19, 2022
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Survivor of scam
by: Anonymous

Hello, I would like to mention that I too was a victim of an oil rigger scam. He came on Twitter and I was new on social media. At the time he came alone and I was over worked & a lonely woman, somewhat aged but still bringing home a paycheck.


His name was Jeff Blake and his Twitters address is @Jeffblak01 He came on very friendly at first just chatting often. Then he started getting romantic and I really enjoyed our chats, and he said he only lived 35 miles from my home. I even drove over to the neighborhood he lived in to look for a good spot for an oil rigor Engineer.

One day he said the rig had no water and needed water for his 44 men and he was the boss. So I sent him 500 for water. He was so happy and his men on the rig because the water was so-called contaminated to drink.

Then two weeks later he said that the crane needed an engine to run the crane so he could move the scaffolding. He needed $10,000 and he promised to pay it all back when he was his desk. So I wired 10 to him.

Then he said he needed $9,000 to have technicians install the motor that I bought for $10,000.
So I sent that too.

Then he said he needed airfare hotel and food money until they got his check. He never showed up and he took me for 30 thousand dollars. I had to take out a loan to cover it all that and the loan took me five to pay back.

I finally made the last payment this month and I am free. I learned a very very hard lesson to not ever believe these men as they lie and they never tell the truth. The stolen photos and the poems and the music are all lies.

Be careful with your heart and money

Dec 17, 2022
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To the lady (daughter) of mom involved with Joshua
by: Kevin B

I truly feel your pain. I know a good lady friend who would not listen to common sense. She went to an airport to meet him. He never showed. Kept her money. The scammer gave referrals to at least two others and nearly bought into their lies after that.

The script of a young child, brings sympathy, and dad away, how can you help the child. Often the wife ran away with the best friend or was killed in an auto accident, etc. so now you’re really hooked this poor lonely man needs someone.

If you look up in these posted notes, you will see my name with very detailed ways to spot a scammer. But once somebody is emotionally involved, it is nearly impossible to talk common sense. Scammer told your mother not to listen to her family who loves her but to him because he knows they’re jealous and they’re trying to end your love affair.

Often you will get no information from your mother when she says this. I have suggested, and it worked in a few cases where you could ask her. What if she found a man online and he told her not to tell you anything about it? How would she feel? But because she’s emotionally involved it may fall on deaf ears anyway. I am probably as old as your mother, so it surprises me how many of these women my age have allowed them to be treated by cockroach men in a way that if their daughter had a man treat her like that she would become the protector a mother should be.

On YouTube, they have a Dr. Phil show the same scenario. The gentleman in the picture that the woman fell in love with was not the same man who is typing her. They located the man and he was a doctor in the USA and he said he had never seen that woman or texted her his life, yet the woman still believed there was a mixup, and that her lover would eventually come to her after canceling three airplane flights in which, of course she sent him the money ahead of time.

I will keep praying for all those who suffer to the hand of men who have no feelings at all for these women. I keep looking for the one for me, but I realize I can find her local. I don’t have to go overseas. If the situation resolves itself somehow please post. I’ll be looking for it.

Thank you.

Dec 17, 2022
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Jason
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about a man that is working in the Netherlands well my man is also working there too. I would not fall for any of this if I were you. I did and I regretted it.

If you want to make sure he is on the up and up keep on him about Face Timing you.

Good luck to you

Dec 14, 2022
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Bryan Rosh
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Bryan Rosh oil rigger in the gulf from Fleming Island FL. On Plenty of Fish as Bryanrosh69, bry69, garybrown123456, ryanam57. Claims he wants to come home but can't access his online bank account on the rig. He says you will need to contact his HR department on the rig for him to get special permission for this extra vacation.

He composes the letter for you to send and will need $2500 for him to get home. He will guilt you that all his friends and loved ones have done it so he is all alone on Thanksgiving on the rig when I don't comply. Of course whispering sweet nothings with you in Messenger he tries to reel you in by having fallen in love like never before with you.

When you finally say definitely not he blocks you. Please note that he is also on tinder and match. Different pictures of the same man. Also he lists various ages, heights and home.

Please check out his photos and don't get caught. He prefers older ladies listing his age in the 60s. Don't be caught up in his scam.

Keep your money and lose him.

Dec 02, 2022
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Lucas Benson
by: Anonymous

Claims he has two houses in San Jose and one in Pennsylvania. He is such a scammer. Thanks to my therapist who has taught me to recognize red flags. He claims that he was born and raised in Norway. He is in Alaska on a rig. He said the rig is run by BP. However, when I told him that BP sold all of their Alaska rigs in 2019-he stopped texting me:)

Dec 01, 2022
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Scammer Jeff Kozar
by: Anonymous

Has anyone came across this guy? Supposedly he lives somewhere in Germany and works in Scotland?

Nov 29, 2022
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Caldwell Morrison says he is a widower, lives in Cleveland, Ohio. No listing, no information. Says he has a granddaughter that lives with him. Is an engineer on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico but cannot take any photos inside or out.

Says he will be gone three months then he wishes to retire. Never asked for money but it was very early in our online texts.

That's it I'm done. Called him on it, no denial of any kind.


Nov 25, 2022
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RE: Oil Rig Scammers
by: Anonymous

What is it with all these EVIL Scam Artists ALWAYS saying they have deceased parents and wives? Are the ONLY child??? Are so-called a God fearing man? I wish there was a way to track down and catch these bastards in the act!!!

My Mom is involved with one of these a--holes that goes by the name of Frank Smith Williams. He's an older man around his 70s. He says he's from Hamburg Germany, has a daughter that is in her 20's and a son that is 11 years old. His Wife is deceased from breast cancer.

He claims to be a multimillionaire that works for Gilbane Building Company and working offshore off of Alaska on an Oil Rig platform. He is a so-called supervisor and is a commercial oil rig diver. My Mom has been conversing with him for 3 years! He ALWAYS has my Mom at the beginning of EVERY month send him gift cards in varying amounts.

He swindled her so much that he has access to her personal bank accounts and money is always disappearing from them. Recently her ATM card stopped working and when we went to the bank to find out why her card wouldn't work, the bank teller saw that her account had been suspended and flagged for F-R-A-U-D!

And this is NOT the first time either. Right now my mom is so broke that she wants to sell our house now. Frank claims he needs $160K in order to move his equipment to New York and afterward pay my Mom back. I barely sleep at night worrying about her selling our place and so-called 'loaning' him the money after selling the house!

I've tried numerous times to get through to her and she keeps going right back to him! Now I am forced to look for housing for myself! And as a chronically ill person it's taking a toll on my physical and mental health. It has gotten so bad that my psychiatrist had to put me on fast acting anxiety medication.

As her daughter I feel that she is out of control and out of reach. I'm just at a loss right now!

Has anyone heard of this scammer before? If anyone has encountered this jerk please contact me at my email: celticmoonllc@yahoo.com

Nov 24, 2022
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YES IT IS A SCAM!!
by: Anonymous

To the person that posted about having to send a letter to the United Kingdom for the man who claims to be on an oil rig in the high sea of Aruba.

YES IT IS A SCAM!! Do NOT SEND ANY MONEY!! NEVER EVER SEND ANY MONEY!!

No matter how he begs and pleads with you and swears he will pay it back.

YES IT IS A SCAM!!

Nov 24, 2022
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Oil rig off high seas Aruba
by: Anonymous

YES IT IS A SCAM!! DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY ANYWHERE!! And DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING that the man has to say!!

He will pull at your heart strings! IT IS A SCAM!!!

Nov 24, 2022
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“Dr Lenny Dario”
by: Anonymous

He says he’s an engineer….The usual story. Promises to give my money back, etc…. I say, if the guy sounds great, and you decide to "loan" him your money, go via PayPal. If you’re not established, with PayPal, the transfer will be on hold for 21 days.

Within the 21 days, my "sniffer" went haywire! I contacted PayPal to reverse the transfer of my money. My issue is in the PayPal fraud department!

Nov 24, 2022
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Is it a scam
by: Anonymous

I'm in a relationship with a man on an oil rig and he had me send a letter to the United Kingdom to grant him vacation off the rig. They contacted me and said I would need to send them two thousand six hundred dollars before they could release the leave for his plane ticket.

He says he's in high sea off of Aruba

Nov 23, 2022
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Jason Derek- rig supervisor currently working in the Netherlands
by: Anonymous

TikTok account derejason account is private but he will follow your account so that you follow back. Has about 5 posts of a very handsome man. The story is that he is a supervisor on a rig in the Netherlands. Away from his 2 sons ages 6 & 9.

His wife passed away and the children are being taken care of by a nanny. He has been catfished by women on dating sites so he is skeptical of online dating, but he wants a friend that he can talk to and hopes that it turns into more. He is a studying Catholic, very respectful and caring man.

Loves to take care of his woman and family. He is an only child, parents are deceased and no family other than his 2 boys. Also sent pics of himself and the boys. Also born in Salt Lake City, Utah, raised in Italy. Traveled across the seas with his father when he was young. He claims to be African American but looks like he could be biracial.

Nov 23, 2022
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Is this man a scammer?
by: Anonymous

I am in contact with Jeffrey Miller from Dublin currently in Dubai. He says he is an electrical engineer and we had a video chat and also voice chat. I have doubts because I feel he is going to fast in our kind of relationship and also because I can't find any reference of him.

He said he closed his Facebook and other pages because someone took his profile.

Anybody knows him as scammer?

Nov 22, 2022
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Allan Bolin
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever encountered him…he says his title is an Offshore Installation Manager (OIM). He’s from Seoul, South Korea but has "lived in Italy and the US" and currently resides in Dallas, TX.

He keeps screwing up but I just play along. It’s such a shame because it’s his act as a nice guy that gives actual nice guys a bad name!

Nov 19, 2022
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It could be a red flag, but maybe not.
by: Anonymous

Just keep caution, if the guy gives an email address that ISN’T the same server! Think if the individual gives an email address , maybe ".org" might be more probable then the ".com" he gave…

My "sniffer" went off, in the email he gave me, to his attorney, which was "Gmail.com". (Most law firms have their own server.). Just stuff to keep in mind.

Nov 18, 2022
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Pretty sure I'm talking to one of these scammers at the moment - "an engineer involved in rig installation and maintenance". Within 3 days said how much he likes me and that I make him happy.
Unfortunately for him, I fell for this kind of track once and got hurt real bad.

For now I'm playing along simply because those photos does my heartrate real good 🤣. He's also playing the faith angle quite good and he contacted me through Instagram, even though I post nothing on it.

Be careful ladies. These monsters have no conscience and no heart. Trust your gut-feeling and be on the lookout for the red flags.

Nov 16, 2022
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Danny Kevin
by: Anonymous

Yeah I figured it must be too good to be true.

Says his name is Danny Kevin, from Canada and he messaged me on Instagram. He is a widow and has a 12 year old daughter that is in boarding school. His parents are both dead as well. He also works on an oil rig in the ocean near Belgium.

He knew that the main language there is Dutch and other things that were almost convincing. His spelling errors were pretty bad and seemed like someone that English wasn’t his first language but I thought, well, not everyone has good spelling and writing skills.

But then he called me "beautiful friend" like 5 times too many and that felt like a red flag. He could probably Google anything else I was talking about to make himself sound convincing.

I was just bored and wasting time but I’m glad I found this site to confirm what I suspected. His photos were of an attractive older man. I was just excited thinking it could be real. Ha ha I should’ve known better!!

Thanks for making this site!!

ED: You are welcome

Nov 13, 2022
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Austin Stephen
by: Anonymous

A reminder.

First and last names both common first names,

BIG RED FLAG.

Scroll down a bit, I explain why. Thanks to the other people who shared their experience with these lower than low cockroaches!

Nov 13, 2022
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AustinStephen
by: Anonymous

Yes he is a scammer. I communicated with him about 6 months ago. Any of these men who say they are on oil rigs are scammers. They also set the scene for being on their own - few if any family members so when they need help - you are it!

Some take a long time to ask for money because they want to make sure you are emotionally hooked first so spend a long time building a relationship and trust.

I read some take up to a year to ask for money!

It is not if but when he will have some emergency that will require money from you!

Run before both your heart and bank are broken

Nov 13, 2022
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by: Anonymous

He’s a scammer. Run and block him.

Nov 13, 2022
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AustinStephen?
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a man with the name of AustinStephen? He says he is from Norway but living in Denmark. He says his wife passed away from cancer and he has 1 daughter (who he says is his life), and he says he's the only child of his deceased parents.

He also says he is a rig departmental supervisor and sole contractor on an offshore oil rig in the gulf of Mexico. He is a VERY GOOD LOOKING man (that is if the picture he sent me is actually him). He has also sent me a couple other pictures of an oil rig (maybe the one he's on?).

He has not asked me for any money or even mentioned money. He's talked about finding a woman to be his life partner and retiring. I have tried looking him up on google but, I haven't found anything.

Has anyone heard of this man or know anything about him? Is he another one of these oil rig scammers I have read about?

Thank You for having this site!!

ED: You are welcome

Nov 13, 2022
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Ray Smith on Instagram
by: Anonymous

I think I may be getting scammed...Ray Smith just today messaged me....sounds like same story here...claims he's working in Berlin on a rigging contract. Has not asked for money yet....but posted and sent pics that do not look believable...older man with gray hair.

I tried copying and pasting pics and seems as if they are "locked" and says he lives in Miami FL

Nov 08, 2022
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Military Scammer
by: Anonymous

Uses the name Marcus Stevens; claims to be divorced; Army Sgt. stationed in California; well buffed body; lots of military tattoos.

This person contacted me via FaceBook. Wanted to use WhatsApp to call and text; played along for a couple of weeks, then he wanted to marry me if I could support him; disgusting scammer.

Person just took down his FB page and created two new pages!

Nov 06, 2022
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William Thomas Lloyd / Princess Lais
by: Anonymous

Definitely a scammer.

William Thomas Lloyd - 3 FIRST NAMES Why do they do this? They realize you will look them up on Google or other search engines. Rarely do people have 3 first names. So, you remain hopeful this person is real and though you cannot prove it, you hang on because you cannot find negative info on this fantasy person.

That is how they manipulate you emotionally. They will say, do not talk to family or friends who love you and care for your well being. They will tell you, that others are just jealous and talk to no one else about them. And the victim will trust this unreal person more than their own loved ones.

What if a daughter comes to her mother who is being scammed by such a cockroach male and tells her mom she is in love and cannot reveal details because he told not to tell her mother about him?

As far as daughter Princess Lais? Come on, that is the spelling to avoid lawsuits for copyright from Star Wars productions Princess Leia. What a scmuck this scammer is.

See how ridiculous this is? I before E. Intelligence first. Emotions second. Once you are emotionally involved, you no longer listen to common sense.

Stay safe. Cut off immediately without explanation. If you try to explain it to him, he will grow angry, and ask why you don’t trust him.

God bless.

Nov 06, 2022
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Same situation
by: Anonymous

Met this guy at zoosk and he claims to be Gregory Thomas Lloyd, 48 yrs old, has a daughter name Princess Lais. He says he is a civil engineer and working at Dubai in Al Manhood. Posted a pic of him and his daughter who is 5 yrs old and staying with a nannie while he is away. Mother of his daughter passed away 2 yrs ago.

When I met him through zoosk we talked and I gave him my number so he texted me at night saying his name is Greg. This was a week ago. When I asked for more pics he sent them to me. But when we spoke I felt something weird and strange and I felt like the man in the pics with his daughter doesn’t seem like it’s same person.

He said he is Moroccan. But I don’t think he is. He keeps sweet talking to me saying sweet words and he would be on and off texting me. He says he needs to check on his workers and would get back to me. And there’s more.

But if there’s anyone with a similar situation please email me at stephvillalon727@gnail.com. We can probably share pics if it’s the same man. It would really help a lot! Thank you

Nov 01, 2022
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Greg and his windturbines
by: Anonymous

Well ladies, I too clicked on the profile of a handsome man. Greg. He contacted, then immediately wanted via WhatsApp. First conversations and messages very nice. After one week absolute lovebombing, more pictures, songs, calling for short good mornings, during his breaks, and throughout the evening.

Planned on retirement soon, was Danish-Belgian, wanted to meet, etc. It was quite lovely, it felt nice! Then he had to go to Greece in 1 day time, to do his dream, installing two wind turbines. Exciting, but also his 'darling-baby-my girl' thing and texts became very cheesy and too much.

He called before boarding, I could tell the wind and airplane motor! And the next day, after sending reports of his meetings... , sweet educated 'Greg', who was going to spoil me for the rest of my life, wanted me to buy an expensive iPhone, etc.. I did not react, but he called, and acted like a beggar, I said 'no, buy it yourself via internet, besides I haven't even seen you in real'.

He became offensive, begging, lost the 'Danish' accent and I blocked him. I Did a reverse image search, the man of the pictures does exist, but has a different life, so not him.

I reported the scam, informed the real person of the pictures, who was grateful. These things are painful, and mind-boggling, but I am so glad this only took two weeks.

All the best to you all!

Nov 01, 2022
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Oil rigger is he a scammer
by: Teri

I have talked to a Roberto Carlos for a couple of years. He says that his bank card had expired and needs money. I’m not sure if I did something wrong as he asked me to call his bank over the phone to prove that he has money. He also has his daughter who is with her nannie because her mom died. I’m just trying to see if anyone else has heard of this guy.

Please call email me tsnapp1964@gmail.com please.

Thank you

Oct 30, 2022
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Thomas Benjamin
by: Anonymous

I don’t know how I get so lucky in my song pop game that I play! This person hit me up just talking so I’m a good player yada yada. Then wanted to go to google chat because it’s more private and the conversations became more personal and more aggressive.

I felt very uncomfortable with this because this person said he’s 42 years old! My son is older than him! This made me very uncomfortable. But observations was right and they always want to know have you taken your lunch yet and they also tell you to not stress yourself out while you’re at work.

This person apparently has Lyme disease? Which is truly treatable if caught early enough to my knowledge, but I’m not that familiar with this but I know the antibiotics would help but he said he lost his family, his friends, and his fiancé over Lyme disease and he is now broke?!

He hasn’t asked me for money yet, but after telling me he lost his money over this disease? I feel it’s coming.

BTW, he’s not on an oil rig, but he does crypto currency. He wanted me to get involved with that and I told him if I was interested in it I will get a hold of my own broker!

Oct 29, 2022
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Luis Fernandez zoosk
by: Anonymous

Luis also contacted me. I thought he was suspicious by the way his profile pic looked. He wanted to video call with me but I kept telling him I would not be available. He sent me a lot of selfies, including the one in the plane.

The first Saturday that we had been messaging, he asked if we could meet up and do something that day. I told him I’d be busy. He began to act somewhat impatient and asked why I was so busy all the time. His interest in meeting me made me feel he was a real person but I was still suspicious. I put him off because I was trying to sort him out.

He eventually told me his wallet disappeared but he said he found his passport and sent me a photo of it, with all his info showing. He wanted to video chat and wanted to meet in person. While he was still in Turkey, he asked if I would log into his bank account and check his balance. I told him emphatically no and told him not to ever contact me again.

Oct 26, 2022
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information
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard from KARLSSON HASSON, who says he is from SWEDEN. 2 teenagers 13 and 15 boy and girl...says he is on a rig in SICELY. Been chatting briefly about 3 days on and off. He sent me pics, and recongized one from a FOLLOWER on my fb page. The guys name is LEONARD ANTONIO from los angeles and works for KOSMOS ENERGY LLC.

I mentioned this pic to karlsson and he says he has no idea who leonard is and why he would have a pic of him. He wasn't mad or upset. The conversations are generally nothing about my work, where i live etc as its all on my fb.

Just wondering if anyone heard of these fellas.

Oct 26, 2022
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Anyone heard of Joseph Henderson
by: Anonymous

I was contacted on Tik Tok by a man named Joseph Henderson who said he was a Marine Engineer on a two month assignment in Canada for Eni Oil and Gas. I can’t find anything about him on social media.

States he is from Maryland. He seems very sweet and attractive. Please let me know if he sounds familiar

Oct 22, 2022
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Mike Taylor
by: Anonymous

Very handsome photos and quite the romantic and carrying fake persona. Pretty much what every woman fantasizes a man would be he acts out. I looked up Mike Taylor in Scotland and there really was one that is an offshore engineer but different photos!

Oct 22, 2022
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Has anyone heard of a marine engineer called Chris Wiliams
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone! Can you help! A marine engineer called Chris Williams found me on Twitter. He says he is from South Carolina but he is based in Germany. We have started to chat on Google Chat. He says he has a 14 year old daughter. He sounds great on our chats - but I feel he is a con artist!

Has anyone else heard of a so called guy like Chris Williams in South Carolina?

Oct 19, 2022
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Within the last year
by: Anonymous

I saw, finally, attention is drawn on these scammers. I got over 45 hits, which were online within the last 12 months (concerning scammers being caught).

Though the one who scammed me out of thousands of dollars has been taken off of Facebook (where I started chatting with s/he), s/he is still communicating by app! S/he isn’t behind bars! :-)

So I suggest you print up communication between you, and the scammer, before the scammer deletes the messages. (If you can show authorities parts of the messages, they may be more interested in investigating).

Oct 18, 2022
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Arrested
by: Anonymous

I saw in the news that a man in Ohio will be going to Prison for 60 months for Catfishing and it was a Ghana scam. It said that woman lost over 1 million dollars. This man has to pay restitution but what I take from the article is that this man was a mule. Now more are being arrested.

Oct 17, 2022
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All are scammers.Notice the name Thomas Chris
by: Anonymous

Scammers are taught to find a real name and reverse first and last names for their " made up" profile.

This keeps their identity hidden. Any google search rarely has real people named, as in this case a last name like, "Chris."

It also keeps the searcher believing in a real person, because she cannot find negative information on them.

Please Remember, THE SCAMMER WHO HAS YOUR ATTENTION IS NOT REAL, NOT EVEN THE PICTURES THEY POST!"

Not your guy in the real world.

OTHER EXAMPLES:

Joe Smith becomes Smith Joe
Alec Baldwin becomes Baldwin Alec.
Tom Jones becomes Jones Tom.

Scroll through this websites previous posts. You will find this is the case over and over and over again.

Find real men who live close to you, like me, if you live close to Whiilttier, Ca.

Good luck ladies. 🙂😉

Oct 17, 2022
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Thomas Chris
by: Anonymous

Sound familiar? Thomas Chris. Son in Italy at school!!

Oct 17, 2022
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Luis from Zoosk
by: Anonymous

He is using photos from the Facebook of a man named Brandon Green from Washington DC. Look him up and you will see the man from Zoosk is trying to scam you!

You can contact me at heidi.michelle68@gmail.com

Oct 16, 2022
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October 16 2022 post
by: Anonymous

I am curious about the post regarding Luis Fernandez from Zoosk. He has contacted me and I sensed something off but have not met him. I would like more information if possible.

Oct 16, 2022
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Luis Fernandez Zoosk Independent Contractor fixing refinery pipes
by: Anonymous

Luis contacted me on Zoosk. Very attractive. Said he was from Madrid but grew up in Norway. Said his daughter Emily died in a fatal car accident when she was 21.

He said he was awarded a contract to work at an oil field in Turkey. Left 2 days later and sent a photo from the plane.

I did have a 59 second Skype with him and he looked like the photos. However it was not the man in the photos as the real man was found on Facebook. Successful businessman in Washington DC.

I still don’t understand the Skype video!

He called me multiple times for a few minutes at a time. I grew suspicious when the English in the text messages became more broken and also the photos were strange. One day he had a full beard and the next day it was very short. Also noticed gray hair in the middle of photos without gray.

After 9 days and web searches I knew it was a scam. I mentioned the real name of the man in the photos to him in a text and never heard from him again.

If this story is familiar I would be glad to share details to save someone from getting involved.

Oct 16, 2022
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I came across this site due to being scammed by an Oil Rig Scammer. Of course it was the usual scam, Love Security Romance. Only costing me money and a little pride. I have reached the point that I can spot them almost immediately.

Well ladies they are getting smart. Beware you will be fooled. A new scam is a Hollywood Actor (I will not name). We talked for 6 months, all the time I knew he was trying to scam. The day he wanted money I was ready and asked for a phone call. Sure enough I got my phone call. As soon as I heard that Nigerian accent I was in a complete uncontrollable rage.

Well he got his scolding and I felt the power of letting him have it. But now I feel somehow let down. I can’t even look at that actors face. And it’s everywhere.

So if your thinking to play with your scammer for a while… DONT DO IT.!!

It still hurts even if you know. It will hurt you. Just block them as they are getting desperate and smart.

Oct 15, 2022
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Alex Markey - scam name on Facebook
by: Anonymous

He found me on Facebook. Initial contact September 19 when he sent a message via Messenger asking me to accept a friend request. He was using the base of Alex Marky.

Says he has been divorced 4 years. Has 17 year old don, Albert. Dog named Max. I think he found me from animal sites that I follow. Immediately moved conversation to Hangouts. His Facebook page had what appeared to be Arabic writing beside his name which he didn't explain. I am still in communications with him.

He has asked me to marry him. Prolific with sending love songs and affectionate gifs. He just asked for a $500 apple card so he could keep his apple subscription and ability to contact me. I have suspected all along that it was a scam. He claimed to be a marine construction engineer in Yemen on an oil rig. His son is being looked after by a nanny. He moved from Istanbul Turkey to Appleton WI. Has a sister living in Turkey.

Had 3d modeling on initial Facebook profile. Luckily I kept a screen shot before he removed the profile. When I asked what it was (and I already know what it is) he asked if I saw that on his profile, I said yes. He said it was an old interest, but never used it. I ask a lot of questions that he doesn't answer.

Sometimes he asks why I pose a question. I say just curious. After all he wants to marry me. He should be asking more. I am glad everyone has been posting here. It confirms everything that I have been thinking. Of course, it was fun and good for my morale to pretend it was all real.

I am working on a divorce. It had been an incentive to make that happen quicker. God has been showing me all of the signs and I have listened. I am sure he will disengage contact when I tell him there will be no apple card. But it has made me feel good about myself. I have smiled and laughed with him more these four weeks than i have in years.

All it took was text messages from this scammer. You have to wonder what he really looks like. I am certainly enjoying the pictures of the handsome man whose pictures I will keep. HIS face is the face that gives me good memories and the desire to move on to something better after my divorce. I hope my experience helps others.

I have enjoyed the chats even though every part of me knew it was fake. I even considered sending him the $500 to keep the flattery coming to boost my morale.

I wish all you ladies well. Be careful out there. If he continues to communicate after he finds out there will be no payday, I will add another post.

Oct 13, 2022
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Watch out ladies
by: Anonymous

How about a man called Kevin Allen with a daughter living with her grandmother while he is in Germany working on an oil rig.

Does anyone know about this man. He claims he is from Georgia

Oct 11, 2022
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Foreign engineer
by: Anonymous

Even though I didn’t send money to this foreign (scammer) engineer, his lies and wasting my time cost me, at least $2000 in added expenses! The longer he dragged his "game" on, the fewer lower cost and con isn’t hotels were available for my yearly vacation.

I wish something would be done to get rid of these scammers!

Sep 30, 2022
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Deep Water Diver Welder - LinkedIn Scammer
by: Anonymous

Lewis Noah Meehan sent an invite via LinkedIn, then the online chats began. Honestly thought linkedIn is a professional site but I’m completely wrong.

Is anyone else familiar with this name?

Says he’s a staunch catholic, his dad is American & mum is Singaporean, lives in Beverly Hills & is a very rich deep water diver/welder who works on oil rigs.

Tried to do research on this guy but couldn’t find much online.

Same story. Wife Maria passed away 8 years ago, has one daughter Julia, has a nanny called Sofia (Puerto Rican). Found her on LinkedIn by the name of Sofia Mercedes Moya Huff, offers Forex Trading online services (most likely another scammer).

He’s currently somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea on a Oil rig, near Istanbul, had an accident & is now trying to escape the Muslim owners/Mgt of the oil rig. He used a lot of sweet words & religious words. Even sent a passport & photos (likely stolen) & live address of his location. Have blocked & reported him on LinkedIn but his account appears to be still active!

So watch out ladies!

Sep 30, 2022
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Scammers Words
by: Anonymous

Here are some things my scammer would like to say to me all the time.

Hows the weather honey
Now don't stress your self out when I ask you a favor for one last time (ya right)
Make sure my baby eats
What did you eat
I need you to get this done for me one last time or I am ruined

Do these sound familiar to any of you?

Sep 28, 2022
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Kivisto
by: Anonymous

I wrote about Kelvin Kivisto and said that the sakka boys of Ghana were behind this. I must correct that...they are called the sakawa boys.

Sep 28, 2022
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Observation
by: Anonymous

Besides often scammers use words like "dear, honey, dearest, darling {words that can fit any victim}. My foreign engineer used sentences like "Did you have lunch?"

Of the 5 scammers, who attempted to scam me, often I was asked by the scammers "Did you eat yet". I notice my friends, or others that know me, never ask this question!

So take note on what the scammer says!

Sep 25, 2022
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Oil rig in china.
by: Anonymous

I also met a man on a dating site. A beautiful man, who happened to be Craig Hartzman from the USA whose pictures were scammed and all over so many dating sites and Facebook accounts. I was told that his name was Kelvin Kivisto and he even had a (very professional)website KIVUSTO ENERGY SERVICES.COM.

He also had a profile on LinkedIn with a photo of Mr. Hartzman but now the photo is removed. Kelvin was going to China to an oilrig for a big contract. After that he would retire and was planning to travel (with me) all over the world to enjoy his retirement.

It happened to be the chakka boys from Accra, Ghana. He also asked me for money. Everyday phone calls, WhatsApp, lovely words, sending songs and a lot of photos, all of Mr. Hartzman.

Mr Hartzman gets a lot of comments so why doesn't he protect his photos. He does not seem to care. He is a stunning married gay man and wants to show himself. But he should protect others. I even got false passport and a driving license with his photo with the name of Kelvin G. Kivisto.

I think Kelvin Green is the man that is behind this. Soooo please be careful. I fell for him, his voice and lovely words and promises.

I WAS STUPID! An organisation of criminals in Accra Ghana is all behind this.

Sep 22, 2022
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They are all like that!!
by: Anonymous

They are all like that. The scum of the earth.

Sep 21, 2022
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Lenny Dario
by: Anonymous

He contacted me from a dating site. He said his name is "Dr Lenny Dario", (an engineer). After texting him for 6 weeks, he brought up the topic of money, in that he borrowed over $50,400 from a friend (with less then 2 days notice).

I asked how his wife died, and the explanation he gave me made no sense! He said he exercises (when a photo he showed me indicates, probably he smokes)!

Did anyone else have an experience like this, with a "Dr Lenny Dario"?

Sep 19, 2022
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Advice
by: Anonymous

A person named Eden Derrick contacted me on Instagram claiming to be a navy doctor stationed on a ship in Israel. Been talking since June 2022. Sent me pictures and everything. The conversations were wonderful. Very clean, nothing nasty at all.

Then today I get a message from him that his bank account has been closed due to fraudulent activity. Said his 9 year old son ordered items online and didn't inform him. Anyways, now Eden is asking for 2750.00.

Well, then it finally hit me. I'm being scammed. He went from Mr. WONDERFUL to Mr.Mean. I tried finding this person's name. EDEN DERRICK. I found a picture of him at Oakcrest Hospital in Santa Ana, CA listed as CEO/President. I tried calling the hospital number. Well it was the scammers number. It's the same as hospital.

Now I'm really confused. I need to find Eden Derrick to let him know someone is using his name to hurt ladies. I can't find anymore info on Eden.

What to do?

Sep 15, 2022
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Oil rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Micheal Andre or Christopher Schmidt? Both are supposedly on oil rigs with broken equipment. Wants 5 - 10 thousand.

Sep 12, 2022
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Michael Colton
by: Anonymous

He’s still at it. Used the name Michael Colton with me. Met him on Tinder. Supposedly 6’1" white buff guy from Milan Italy. Wife died of pancreatic cancer, leaving him with 20 year old daughter. He is currently working on a rig in Aberdeen.

He promised me the world basically, told me he was going to retire when he got home and we would travel the world together.

He had no phone to send pictures.. he dropped in crude oil. When I sent him a picture of one of these comments and asked him to prove it wasn’t him, he flipped real fast and told me he had nothing to prove to me.

I can’t thank you all enough for your posts! You saved my life!!

Sep 12, 2022
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Thank you for your postings!
by: Anonymous

I have been speaking with someone claiming to be RAYMOND SMITH. He gave me the same story as another of your writers who said his name was SCOTT DOUGLAS.

He was on an oil rig in Norway and has wife died of renal cancer. They had a son and is 13 and lives with a nanny. I asked for him to facetime and he said no electronics allowed on the rig.

We talked numerous times and he ended up asking me to marry him. He gets off the rig October 27 and agrees to fly to Dallas and he wants me to get my family together so he can tell them personally how special I am. I read about the rig scam yesterday and he chastised me for not believing and trusting in him.

I gave in and apologized. Today when I texted with him he wanted me to send security boxes filled with 3 million from ENGLAND SECURITY FIRM AND I COULD ONLY EMAIL THEM. RED FLAG!

He said he called them earlier and said they needed to be mailed to his fiancé because the security firm was closing and he had to get his money and land documents out and could not get off the rig.

I did not email the security firm but sent him a message of you SOB!

Aug 24, 2022
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Video?
by: Anonymous

FaceTime? What’s so special about that? My point is, just because they use FaceTime, or some video doesn’t mean it’s not a scam!!!!!! A guy scammed me, and used some kind of video (maybe FaceTime).

But in this world of technology the person who scammed me used animation! (It looked like this model was talking to me.)

Aug 23, 2022
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Engineer scam
by: Anonymous

I have just met someone on plenty of fish. He is a contractor for KCA DETAUG and goes by the name of James Curtis and has a Daughter in England. He is dual nationality, good looking, but hasn’t asked me for any money yet and does seem real as we FaceTime all the time and was FaceTiming me when he was boarding his plane to go and sign a contract in Aberdeen with the company.

Please let me know if any ladies have had contact with him

Aug 18, 2022
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Roger Ryan
by: Anonymous

Hi. I'm living in Spain and was contacted by this person who says he has double nationality of Spanish and American. He has a daughter and grandchild in Texas.

He felt in love immediately with me, wanted to come and visit me in Marbella, but then he got a very big oil job contract and he was waiting it and had to go to Dubai. He sent me a copy of the contract, and photos of him at a meeting in Dubai, and made a video conference with me etc etc.

We spoke on the phone every day, chatted, with incredible love messages. Then he asked me to send a small amount of money because of a problem with his credit card. What I did. Everything was so romantic, flowers, songs etc and I really trusted him and even felt in love with him. I say now that he earns not one but 10 Oscars.

To cut it short he took all my money. He was to come to Madrid but is stuck in Istanbul for 4 weeks etc. I cannot believe how I was so stupid.

Has anybody been scared by Roger Ryan?

Aug 18, 2022
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I have 2 names of scammers I love You
by: Anonymous

I met a stupid scammer on FB who from the start was I love You and lots of love letters, and very religious, divorced and had a business in boat repairs. O honey we will open a new business, and we will get married. He didn't ask for money yet but when I said I have money for my family but will never gave it to a man, then he stopped writing.

He is using 3 names on FB, Darrel Crawford, Darrell Chad Crawford and Scott Osterfeld, all with the same pictures on FB profiles.

Aug 17, 2022
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Same Boat
by: Anonymous

The same exact thing happened to me. Handsome sailor with 2 children.

Needed money to get to the states. I was watching an episode on Rachael Ray and her guest was Ant Antison. To my surprise it was Brenden or so I thought. So glad I was slapped silly

Aug 17, 2022
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MR. Luiz
by: Sprintcargranny

Well this one is changing how they usually use two first names.

But, hon I can guarantee you he is a screamer. He is going straight to the process of getting your personal information by trying to get you into his false banking account.

The one that ruined my life was supposedly from Denmark also. Mine ended up with several people involved. Mine got to me using the God thing and prayers, beautiful poems, songs you name it.

Still to this day I can’t understand how anyone that calls their self a human being can do this to trusting people but they do.

Please keep your life safe and don’t give him anymore about your personal life because he or whoever it is behind this wont stop until they destroy you. What I would give to have known about this kind of thing. I spend my older years broke but at least I stopped before I lost the roof over my head.

They will have to face what they have done to people someday but that doesn’t help losing you're whole life's work.

Please delete this dude and stay safe. He is up to destroy you.

Aug 15, 2022
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Too good to be true feeling - LUIZ FERNANDEZ
by: Anonymous

This makes me so sad, all your stories, that someone is capable of this using our emotions. It's just so low.

I have someone who I was supposed to meet but was sent to an urgent meeting so was not able to meet but now had an urgent job to go to so now he is at an oil rig, fixing something. He will have so much money to treat me like a princess I just have to wait for him to get back as he told me he loves me.

1st flag, then he calls me everyday, says such pretty things I got excited someone would talk that way and also used started to use God, as supposed put in my path. I really started to like him, and he didn't want me talking to anyone, about him. I was also falling for this, and now he sent me a contract of what job he took which is in the millions plus now he says he wants me to sign into his bank account to move money for him.

He wants me to help him so he can also help me and help me financially, but I asked him for a picture of him at work and he sent me one but it looks photo shopped.

The picture does not look real which raised a huge flag so I did some research and no-one with that name existed and he is supposedly from Denmark, but lived in DC, wife died of covid, has a 21 year old daughter who went to Paris for school. He made me think, because I was not asking for money or help with money, and he said I should ask him if I need money.

He asked several times and I said no, and then finally yesterday he said please let me help as he wants to know my budget and my bills so he can help me, and he called me his wife which I was not comfortably with.

After searching I found this site... his name LUIZ FERNANDEZ

Aug 09, 2022
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Larry Williams
by: Anonymous

Larry_Williams_12 on instagram

Messaged me on instagram saying he wanted to be my sugar daddy. Thought I'd entertain it for a little bit to see where it went and what he asked for. Said he's from LA but working out in Germany. We have no mutuals which in itself is a red flag.

Then he started saying that just from my profile picture he could see how beautiful I was and how amazing my personality is (my profile picture is a photo of me sitting looking out at the sunset, all you can see is the back of me).

I asked him how I would know he wasn't a scam artist, and he got quite offended at this. He offered $2000 a week, which is another red flag, then asked if I was good at saving money. He then asked for my PayPal. It was at this point I reported and blocked him.

Not 100% sure if he is a scam account, but better to be safe than sorry

Aug 08, 2022
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James Steven Garrett
by: Kevin B - Whittier, CA USA

3 first names, James Steven Garrett. Scammers do this often, because when you go to check it on Google there are people that have a first name for the first and last name and sometimes even their middle name.

But you will never be able to identify them with their false name anyway even if there was one listed that way.

Aug 08, 2022
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James Steven Garrett
by: Anonymous

I actually enjoyed my scammer! I played him for a while but it got boring so I told him I was wealthy which was a lie and waited for him to ask for money and just like clock work he asked for 45 grand and told me he would pay me back double!

I dumped him and laughed my ass off and he kept trying but had to block him! I'm sorry for all of you who fell for there bs! I'm a widow and decided to have fun with this loser!

Aug 08, 2022
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Kevin Smith - Carrie
by: Anonymous

Oh Carrie I wish I could help you. I got hurt too and just wanted it to be real - this man is the devil to keep doing this to you.

I wish we could talk privately. Please block and delete his number as the temptation is there all the time on your email and phone and he will never come to you.

I know that is hard to understand but I found out all of this on this site and we will all help you over it - well at least the hurt will get easier with time.

Stay safe Carrie and keep us posted and it will be a great day to read you are well and happy again

Aug 07, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Carrie

Well, as I am sure you have already guessed I got burned again. Same old scenario, I sat in the hotel room for two nights waiting and no Kevin.

Same old lame excuse, there was an explosion on the oil rig so the company was not letting anyone off the rig. I should have known when he never sent me his travel itinerary. Stupid me I just thought the airport is small so how difficult would it be to find him my handsome prince.

I am officially done, no Kevin, no husband and pretty much no life. I wish I had listened to Cathy and Beverly. They caught on quicker and they were able to save their marriages because they were honest with themselves and with their husbands.

I will try to rebuild what is left of my life. I will no longer leave myself open to such a scammer. I will check in occasionally to let everyone know how I am doing.

Thank you all for trying to help. I just wish I had listened sooner.

Aug 07, 2022
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Shun Wong
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about this man I heard of him and of another man named Mr. Fishman. I heard of these two from my scammer and they supposedly run a delivery service but of course it is a lie.

Don't believe a word they tell you as it is all lies.

Aug 05, 2022
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Watch out for this scammer
by: Scammer

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076890443537

And

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100071056117505

Aug 01, 2022
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Oil rig engineer at Eni Spa
by: Anonymous

This man pretends to be called William Zhang, or Eric Qing, or Shun Wong, from Beijing, or Hong Kong, or Lund, Sweden, or Singapore, working as an independent contractor and rig engineer at Eni SPA company, on an offshore platform close to Sicily for 1 year and 3 months.

Same story as the others, both parents died, he is the only child, wife died of cancer, daughter died at 12.

Please be aware of him.

Jul 27, 2022
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Logan Raymond
by: Anonymous

Claims to work for KCA drilling company and at the moment claims to be in Aruba.

Complete gentleman.

Scammer very likely.

Jul 25, 2022
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Todd Anthony Meyer
by: Anonymous

Hi, what about on Linkedin

Todd Antohny Meyer
Franc Taco
Wilson H.Y.
Paul Gilbert
Michael a. Verder
Washington Arancibia
Soukup Dominik

Has anyone been messaged by these men?

Please be careful

Jul 24, 2022
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Beware of this instagram profile
by: Anonymous

Instagram account @donaldwilliams0174...

Claimed to be from Oklahoma, 66 years old, has a 12 year old son, widower.

Currently working in Ireland for ExxonMobil as a marine engineer on an oil rig. When he wanted to switch from messaging on Instagram (how he originally connected with me) to Google chat, I proceeded carefully, however the red flag started to go up, when he asked what color my house and car was AND if I lived alone.

Then asked if I had any pets (could I send a pic), I didn't and when I asked the same (he said shepherd....I asked American or German and he said American and then sent me a photo of his American Shepherd which was in fact a stock photo taken from the internet of a German shepherd for a company that makes dog beds.

All I can say, is that it pays to be suspicious and good at vetting someone's information online as you are messaging with them!

Jul 18, 2022
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Mike Collins
by: ticked off

This sounds like my scammer but he did not go by this name. If it is the guy that scammed me he will bleed you dry so whatever you do not send him anything.

Best thing to do is just block him .

Jul 18, 2022
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Mike collins
by: Valerie

Oil rig engineer always asking for steam cards or apple card or bitcoin. Sends pictures but have never talked to him or FaceTime. Has a kid that was sick and also lost his wife.

God fearing and talking about how he can't get to his account while on the rig. But supposedly has an airport on the rig

Jul 14, 2022
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A Common Red Flag -1st & last names are common 1st names
by: Kevin B - Whittier, Ca IS

Scott Douglas (both first names)

Sympathy Story about his life

Often preach religion, so no way will they lie? (That shows you are becoming emotionally involved if you believe that!).

Scroll down, recent shares by Carrie she was telling us her man was not a scammer. A broken heart and an empty bank account later, she was wondering how she did not listen to us.

Nothing wrong with being skeptical. I have never seen anyone post how wonderful her man was and that he really is a millionaire who came to meet and they lived happily ever after.

They are cockroaches. Believe me, a good and loving mate is nearer to you than you think.

Jul 14, 2022
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Oil rig scammer aka Scott Douglas
by: Anonymous

So my scammers name is Scott Douglas, and his story is that his wife died of Renal Cancer, they met at the University of Southern California, and left behind a 13 year old, who is currently with a Nanny while he is aboard the Orca Rig, working with a Company called Dolphin Drilling in Norway.

No smart phones, no social media accounts except one that is not real and the name is spelt Scott Doouglas on FB.

Beware my friends!

Jul 14, 2022
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Oil Rig Engineer based in Sicily and from Lund sweden
by: Anonymous

I met this guy in OK cupid, and he introduced himself as an oil rig engineer and from Lund Sweden. Originally from Taiwan both parents had died and his wife died of Leukemia. Watch out for this tactic! He love bombed me and was writing like a poem with YouTube love songs and video attached in Whatsapp.

He bought a fake plane ticket and dummy hotel reservations here in Denmark. Lucky I researched the photos they use which was a Chinese looking businessman. Poor guy!

Please watch out! I blocked him immediately after confronting him by text because he didn't want to do video calls and he had so many alibis!

Take care ladies

Jul 13, 2022
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Gabriel Allvariz (may have other variations of name)
by: Anonymous

Oil rig contractor that lays it on thick and keeps it slick. He mentions his "Late wife", says "you're beautiful", & "I want to hear your voice", but also "can't use phone equipment on the rig or it risks being blown up" so offers "skype".

He hasn't asked for money yet but I haven't given him the opportunity either. After only 24 hours in and I blocked him. Attractive buff white guy posing as a Portuguese man living out of Chicago when home.

Good luck and when it doubt, forget about it. I thought I knew him at first because I thought he looked familiar but mentioned I was married - he didn't even acknowledge it.

Careful out there, folks.

Jul 10, 2022
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Ruben Daniel dating scammer
by: Anonymous

He always starts with How are you doing? He says he is from Denmark and is a widower with a 12 yrs old girl. He says he is alone and wants to find a lady to fill his life and the life of his daughter.

He is extremely creepy and even if you ask to stop contacting you he won't. I think his daughter is an invention and when she emails you she always starts with "hi mom". It's always him, posing as a 12 yrs old girl. His picture shows an overweight middle age man with the name Joe on the side of his t-shirt.

The only way to stop him is to block him. And even after you block him he will pop up after you comment on some animal video on the internet. Better not to comment about anything and mostly use an anonymous avatar instead of your picture.

Jul 10, 2022
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James Woodman
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of him. This is the latest of three this week trying to contact now using LinkedIn?

Jul 09, 2022
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Carrie
by: Anonymous

I just wanted to say well done - you’ve done the hardest but now it is time to heal and this will take time and many tears - but I promise it will get easier.

I only wish I could OM text or call you as I have been where you are and I know what you're feeling and how long it hurts for. It still does and it’s been over 17months for me now.

Stay strong and keep talking on here to let me know how your doing and I will keep replying to let you know we are all here for you - please please don’t think of going back please

Jul 09, 2022
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Said good bye to scammer
by: Anonymous

Am no longer dealing with that oil rig scammer

Jul 08, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Carrie

I am done. I am not sure why I thought it was going to be different for me.

Once again he was a no show. This time it was that the helicopter pilot had a death in his family.

Cathy, if you are still out there I wish I had listened to you. You were able to deal with this and saved your marriage. I am hoping that is still the case for you?

I was not able to make mine work because I never really gave up on Kevin. Part of that though was because my husband turned out to not be as supportive and understanding as he said he was and would be. I guess he never really loved me as much as he said.

I promise you all I am moving on and rebuild my life. A life with no more Kevin Smiths

Jul 06, 2022
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If you wired money to a scammer by Western Union
by: Anonymous

I hope this helps, even one reader who was scammed…Read on the filing, if you wired money through Western Union. If you qualify, you have until August 31, 2022, to file a claim.

Jul 05, 2022
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Take her losses
by: Anonymous

I know I have been down that same road! When my scammer contacted me and promised so many things but when I was ready to go face him he tripped up a whole lot. My friend was going to go with me to Florida! But when I told him he freaked out!

That’s about the time when I called his bluff. I love my email address and really not wanting to change it but if this helps to protect me I guess I should! I did freeze all my accounts as well as my credit! I also called FTC and let them know what was going on! It’s been over a year and half and I have not heard from them!

I was so upset that this took place! I will never believe some people again! I still have their info and turned it over to the police!

So if anyone gets a call from my scammer! Patrick lives in Florida be aware!

Jul 05, 2022
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Carrie / About Kevin
by: Sprintcatgranny

I know it wont do any good to write to you about Kevin but, we do all want to help you.

My scammer had an explosion also. As others here on this site have also gone through.

He is planning his next plan with you.

I know there are no words to open your eyes to what he is doing to you and your life.

You know you can do a search for the explosion of where he is suppose to be working. Everything is put in the news from all over the world. Also, the company would be able to tell you.

I’m sorry they have another woman caught in their web of lies. So many lives they have ruined financially, emotionally, families, and some people have even taken their own lives because of what these heartless scammers have done.

I really doubt we will know the outcome of this but, I do hope you wake up before something more drastic happens to you.

The Devil is walking the earth. The Scammers can only be of the Devil because all they do is bring harm. They certainly don’t have a heart except for keeping them physically alive.

Jul 05, 2022
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Watch it
by: ticked off

Well I have learned a new lesson to never send your scammer your picture as they will use it and put it on a fake ID or even a passport and they will even use your email address and set up an account to try to get a loan in your name so please watch it.

I never thought that my scammer would get as low as he has gotten but I stopped the money and to Carrie you can go to the airport to pick him up 20 times and he still won't show.

I have learned that lesson all too well after I bought my scammer an airline tickets and he never once showed. I hate to say it but just take your losses like I did and just block your scammer and move on.

Jul 01, 2022
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Carrie
by: Anonymous

You need therapy Carrie he is fake fake fake as a lie from hell

Jun 30, 2022
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Garrison Zhou (Gary) on Hinge
by: Anonymous

Please watch out for a guy called Gary, fake full name Garrison Zhou, on Hinge, who claims to be Chinese-Korean working in Germany but has an UK number.

Claims to work as a project manager for Vodafone in Hamburg but after roughly 3 weeks of talking, he wants you to order machinery and materials for a hydraulic drilling machine because the one at Vodafone broke down and he cannot write an e-mail because of broken servers lmao.

Obsessed with talking to me on the phone, clearly to establish some sort of relationship. But very reluctant to give out info about himself or send pics.

Girls, please watch out.

Jun 27, 2022
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RE: Carrie
by: Anonymous

He IS scamming you...I only wish my Mom would wake up because her scammer has been grooming and systematically destroying her life going on 2 years (she does not see anything he is doing wrong to her) and he is destroying my life because I have a front row seat to seeing all of this unfolding before my eyes.

He tells her he needs money for supplies and a special scuba suit with warmers in it, so when he goes suba diving as part of his job, diving under the platform/ship he won't freeze. He keeps coming up with something "new" that he needs on nearly a weekly basis now.

My Mom has given this parasite thousands upon thousands of dollars and he is only getting more greedy-er if that is such a word! He always promises to pay back the money with interest, yet never has and most likely never will! My Mom puts her full trust in him.

She won't listen to me anymore, no matter how much I beg or plead with her. We are on the verge of losing the house, he ruined her credit, and she is falling behind on the bills. She thinks her scammer is going to repay her back all the money he stole from her. He fills her head up with so many lies and tells her he wants to buy her a beautiful mansion and she's never going to have to need from anything.

He says he is going to put my Mom's name on his bank account worth millions. Yet here I am along with my Mom going hungry. Just listen Carrie and get out now while you can afford it.

Otherwise this guy you are trusting will rob you out of house and home!

Jun 27, 2022
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Carrie and Kevin
by: Anonymous

Oh Carrie Please listen to these posts.

Kevin will not come to you. Kevin will continue to make excuses and ask for more money or will stop all contact when he knows you have nothing left and he will block you - I know - trust me I know.

My heart broke when I couldn’t contact him anymore. I felt like it was a bereavement and it will feel like that - for months Carrie please get help as you need help to get over this as he will not come to you

Jun 26, 2022
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Not Kevin Smith - Whittier ca USA
by: Kevin B

Carrie -

For at least the last 5 years, I have been reading posts here about Kevin Smith and every one of them end heartbroken and financially destroyed.

He is not real. He is not the man you see in his pics. Run a reverse photo search and you will see.

There will be another reason he could not meet you next time as well. Use YouTube and Dr. Phil, they have many people on his show who have been scammed. Sometimes Dr Phil will reverse picture search and have the real person on a zoom feed live explaining they have never chatted with the scamee. They are never oil rig workers.

I personally know a woman who flew to Las Vegas from L.A. to meet her scammer. She is still waiting. In other words he never showed up.

People who care about you are telling you the painful truth. You are probably a wonderful woman and a man is in your area is waiting to meet you.

Good luck and kick this cockroach to the curb.

God Bless.

Jun 26, 2022
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Carrie
by: Anonymous

He is scamming you. This is what happened to me. An explosion. You will not hear from him for a few days and then he loves you so much but needs money for this or that. Be careful. He is not who you think he is.

Jun 26, 2022
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carrie and kevin
by: Anonymous

You will get more excuses. If you know where his rig is and the company's name you can contact them to see if this man is really on the rig and if there was an explosion.

Jun 26, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

Well you can expect the requests for money to flow now due to the explosion.

Workers hurt that need hospitalisation and he needs to pay and needs your help.

Worker(s) dies and he needs money to transport their body home or pay the family some money.

Equipment damaged that he needs to replace to finish the contact but he has no money.

The explosion destroyed their water and food supplies and he needs money to buy more.

He needs to pay for helicopter flights to transport the injured workers off the rig because its his contract and they are his workers.

Ans so on and so on. Whatever the reason, he needs your money!!

The rig explosion is a guarantee that its a scammer on the other end. If you part with any money for any reason, the requests will continue until you wake up or run out of money.

You will never meet him. There will always be reasons he can't fly to you. Or you will end up like other people on here who waited at an airport and he never showed, only to get a call from a doctor to say he was in an accident and is in a coma and they won't perform surgery to save his life unless you pay money for the operation!!!

Jun 26, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Carrie Anonymous

Well we needed to reschedule. Kevin was not able to get off the oil rig. Some type of explosion so no helicopters on or off. No definite plans for right now but possibly in two weeks.

I have waited this long so what is another two weeks?

Jun 25, 2022
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Carrie and Kevin
by: Anonymous

Carrie
Please let us know your on and that Kevin arrives or not.

We are all here for you and want to help.

We are worried-


Jun 23, 2022
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Carrie - Kevin
by: Anonymous

Carrie I really hope he has not going to disappoint you again. Please keep me posted as it would be lovely to read your man is real and he is in love with you. But something keeps me feeling he won’t turn up and you will be heartbroken again and again.

It’s taken me two years to get over my scam - I still read this site and still it’s the same for all - and yea he tried to lure me back and yes I was so tempted.

Deep down something kept telling me stop 🛑
So I did I cry buckets that hurt so bad my stomach still flips when I think of him but he has moved on to another victim.

PLEASE PLEASE listen if he does not show on Thursday and get help.

But if he does then tell me - I’d love to see your dreams fulfilled and happy

Jun 21, 2022
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Audson Brandon / all romantic oil rig workers
by: Anonymous

Fantastic! You did not get sucked in emotionally.
To all reading this comment.

REMEMBER - I (Intelligence) before E - (Emotion)
Once emotionally connected, it is difficult to say no when you believe these cockroaches are real loving people.

That is why you must listen to people who do love you and friends.

The scammer will tell you, oh, your family and friends are just jealous. Let’s keep our conversations to you and your scammer, ONLY!

This lady has nipped her scammer from heartbreak and debt. Others do as well, share to keep you from making the same mistake.

Good Luck to all. You women need not get hurt. Find a local possible lover. I am in Whittier, CA, USA. I understand finding someone for you. I am looking like you. I have now realized that within a 20 mile radius of me, before chatting and meeting in person, sooner than later.

Kevin B
Gentleman K

Jun 21, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Carrie

I have made arrangements to meet Kevin again. I am hoping this time we can actually make it work. I have decided to move on from my husband. He was getting in the way of my happiness.

Kevin flies in on Thursday morning. The plans are made and this time i have nothing to hide so I know this will work. Thursday I start building my new life. I will show everyone here that my Kevin my prince is different.

Wish me luck.

Jun 21, 2022
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

I met someone on tic tick a few days ago and his name is Audson Brandon miler. I don't believe he is who he claims to be as he claims to be an engineer on an oil rig and claims he is going to a job on am oil rig in Turkey.

He said he was supposed leave the state yesterday and he told this information this past Friday and told me that he is falling for me. I don't have any feelings for this guy and he told me that he had a big contact and he needs me to put money on a cash app or a zelle account.

He sent me this company Id card and told me not to show it to anyone. Why would he send his Id card. And now his message says he is now on the rig and sent me photo of me on the rig with him. I don't believe a word of it.

Jun 13, 2022
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Walter. On an oil rig in Scotland
by: Anonymous

I met this guy on FB. He says he is a widow, 2 kids in boarding school. I asked for a photo this morning and they really do look like an oil rig.

He has not asked for money but his English in texts is very flawed. I’m definitely on the alert.

Thanks.

Jun 09, 2022
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Anybody heard of Leo Henry?
by: Anonymous

Supposedly he works on an oil rig somewhere in England possibly around London


Jun 09, 2022
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James Bjorne Haugen
by: Anonymous

The pictures show a very attractive man. He looks like he is from Finland. He says he moved to the US in 2005. He sent picture after picture to me. He said he was an underwater welder and was stationed in Alaska. Yesterday he said there was an explosion and he was okay.

Today he said he had a meeting to discuss who was responsible. Later in the day he said because of the explosion the internet was out and he needed to send me his bank account numbers and pay for the machine that caused the explosion. I’ve always said the first time they ask for anything to do with money I’m gone.

Well I’m gone and the only thing that hurt was my heart and my ego. I do have pictures but I don’t know how to attach them. Suffice it to say, he was a beautiful man but I’m pretty sure he’s a model or something. Let me know if anyone else has met up with this person.


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

Jun 09, 2022
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FRED MATTHEW
by: Anonymous

I have pictures, where can I post them? My aunt talked to him in a video call.

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

Jun 08, 2022
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Bradley Linclon
by: ticked off

To the person who posted about a Bradley Linclon in New Amsterdam and a son in medical school and an old mother in Virginia well I have been talking to a man that is in Amsterdam by the name of Martin Stewart and he has a son in med school in Flordia and a elderly mother in Switzerland.

Who knows they could be the same person

Jun 08, 2022
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My Mom Continues to be Scammed
by: Anonymous

My Mom has been talking to this guy she met on Facebook 2 years ago. My Mom is a married woman and she was somehow "sucked in" by a man that goes by the name Frank Smith Williams.

In the beginning it seemed innocent enough, then he professed his love for her in just 3 months. He said he was an Oil Rig 🛢 engineer trying to secure this MAJOR contract in the Gulf of Mexico. He claims he's from Hamburg Germany and is a multimillionaire that cannot access his funds because his debit card expired while he was away on the ship.

Frank Smith Williams started asking for GIFT CARDS!!!!! because he said it would help him pay for cell service for his phone to be able to keep talking to my Mom. It's been 2 years of pure anxiety and hell and emotional breakdowns for me, her daughter.

Because of Frank Smith Williams, he has caused a major rift between my Mom and I. I lost "trust" in her. This bastard made my Mom so money hungry and she has asked just about everyone she knows to borrow large amounts of money to send to him so he can get his so-called equipment off of the ship.

My Mom has sent him countless iTunes and Steam gift cards. He requested she send him cash in the US Mail and she has sent thousands of dollars in padded envelopes to weird addresses in Texas, California, and now most recently in New Jersey! Because of this loser, my Mom is in the RED with her credit cards, 3 separate bank accounts have been flagged for F-R-A-U-D!

My Mom is behind in the household bills and she had to ask my brother for $2,000 to put in the bank, otherwise the bills would not be able to be paid. I in the beginning took pity on Frank Smith Williams because he claimed his 11 year old son had been in a hit and run accident and needed money for his hospital bills and with much convincing sent him my LAST $5,000, and that was 2 years ago.

And yes I was so stupid and on MY BIRTHDAY of all days I sent him $5,000 in a padded envelope and my Mom took an additional $5,000 from my brother behind his back as well! I have yet to see my money and my brother found out she had taken money from him and now he does not trust her anymore.

Since meeting him on Facebook my Mom has become so secretive. I have caught her in lie after lie always vouching for Frank Smith Williams. He has her so hypnotized that I cannot reach her. It's at a point where I cannot share ANYTHING with her because she shares everything I say with Frank Smith Williams.

All my private business he knows about, she has sent him photos of me and of all of my siblings. He knows everything about her granddaughters and also has pictures of them. He knows everything about each of my family members. It makes me feel so sick that he knows more about me than I know about him.

Right now, we are at the point of losing our house because my Mom is sending so much money to Frank Smith Williams. I am a 43 year old disabled woman living with my Mom (she is 62) and my 42 year old brother that is on the spectrum for autism.

Mentally I am so done with it all! My father is terminal and is in a long-term care facility due to his constant falling. I'm truly afraid that we are going to lose everything and become homeless. Because of everything that has happened thus far, I keep my guard up and keep everything to myself. At this point my relationship with my Mom is very fragile.

I'm so emotionally exhausted and struggling between having to keep a look out for my Mom, my Dad being terminal, and trying to keep up with my endless doctor appointments.

Sincerely,

A very concerned daughter

Jun 07, 2022
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This man called Wayne
by: Sprintcargranny

Your being scammed. I have been scammed and heard all these lies he is telling you. For your own sake you need to block whatever ways you are communicating with him.

He will use your personal information against you if you give it to him. All we can do is warn you BUT, it’s up to you what you do.

If you need a relationship find someone in your area.

Hope you save your self before it’s to late.

God be with you.

Jun 07, 2022
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Yes it’s a scammer!
by: Anonymous

I got scammed, too. I didn’t know about this kind of online romance dating change. Just like the lady who spent $500 for a gift card, directly below, my scammer said, over and over, that he needed an Apple gift card, in order for him to be able to send me my money back.

So without exception, this is a $500 lesson. You’ve been scammed!

Don’t buy another gift card!

Jun 07, 2022
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

He goes by Wayne Adolph or Wayne Laws. Says he won a million dollar contract and wants my address to send the money to because it is risky there. he listed me as next to kin.

Claims he is madly in love with me and wants to get married and this happened quickly. I might add
he wanted me to send him an iTune gift card so he could update his phone. He had no way to do it and left it at Khmer and was at sea and could not get one and would lose contact with me.

Well I did and now I am regretting it. Now he wants me to invest 500.00 in Bitcoin.

Is this definitely a scammer??

If you have heard of him please let me know


Jun 06, 2022
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Man in new Amsterdam
by: Anonymous

Anyone had any contact with a Bradley Lincoln. Stuck in New Amsterdam. Has a son in medical school. Old mother dying in Virginia.

May 28, 2022
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Lee Wong, petrol and oil engineer
by: Anonymous

I don't know if you are talking about the same person, but its very important that all of us report these scams to the FBI, and its easy to do with the FBI´s website.
The person who contacted me, and I was a victim is Lee Wong, I share with you information about him:

phones to contact him: +1(260)2253069, +1(209)2867069, +1(424)2355541, mails: leewongsu123@gmail.com, wongryan648@gmail.com
Instagram profiles: https://instagram.com/leewongsu_____?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
https://instagram.com/lee_wong_su789?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Be alert!!!! and please tell me if someone has contacted you too. Its very important to prioritize the legal action.

May 28, 2022
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I did it
by: ticked off

Well I finally did it after talking to my scammer Friday and he kept begging for more money that I would not give him and he left. When he did I left an email saying to have a wonderful weekend and then I deleted Hangouts all together on my phone and computer and it is so peaceful.

But people please watch your emails as my scammer has used my email address to try to get a loan and buy things online so keep an eye on this. My scammer does not know that I am getting all this on what he is doing.

Stay alert

May 27, 2022
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Kuwait Oil Rig Engineer
by: Sz

Anyone heard of this guy named Chris Wong? Singaporean who lived in the US, Washington DC. Contracted on a oil rig in Kuwait waters. Widowed. Looking to retire in Singapore after his contract is over. He contacted me on IG. Did a google reverse image search and found out his fb account is under Fred Wei Chan, living in Lund, Sweden.

He claimed that the profile pic was his but not that fb account. Did a search on IG using Fred Wei Chan and more than 10 accounts turned up under Indians or whatever nationalities I'm not too sure, which he again claimed was his IG account and was hacked and picture misused.

May 26, 2022
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Troy Walker - Seattle business oil worker
by: Anonymous

Moved fast and yes a sweetheart and talks marriage etc and then honey I have a problem and need a loan etc and help and yes the old saying I will pay you back when I come visit etc. Well I work hard for my $ and sorry can’t and won’t do it for anyone including family and even stated that up front.

Someday I may find the right one but at least I won't scammed. He had one daughter, widow and had someone cheat on his wife and will ask for access to Facebook to keep you safe etc.

May 19, 2022
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Strange
by: Anonymous

When this guy "Mark Donald" did a friend request, I soon saw the usual (Widower, child died, messaged me a rise, etc) scammer stuff. (I was about to tell him to put the rose "where the sun doesn’t shine!")

Later the same day I saw this messaged rose, and when I went to the messages sent to/from from "Mark Donald", the sender had a photo of a foreign person, and the name "Zack Ahmad"!!!!

May 18, 2022
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Lee Wong is a scam
by: Anonymous

Hi I was contacted by Lee Wong, but he is a scam and he asked about money! Be careful!!!

I was defrauded by him.

Does anyone know how you can resolve this kind of situation? I am thinking of course of denouncing him but wonder how the law and authorities can you help you to recover money and and punish these scammers?

Does anyone know what the process is?

May 17, 2022
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Bitter pill
by: Anonymous

Being scammed twice you would think I would of learned my lesson but no I let a scammer do it again. I have hoped he would come clean after pleading to him to just tell me the truth but no he won't and the money I gave him I could of bought a used car with.

Well little does he know I faxed a book to try to get some of my money back. I am hoping the card company grants in my favor. If anybody has bought vanilla pre paid visa cards call that number on the back and tell them to put a stop on the use of the card or cards and you would like to get your money back if possible. It was a scam. They will send you the info on what to do.

May 16, 2022
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Tom Louis
by: Anonymous

Tom Louis is the scammer and I was able to tell the other man was being used. He didn’t seem too worried about it. The scammer did call me and I said you don’t sound like the Thomas I just talked to.

He then told me he was lying the whole time and that it was either a scam or sell drugs. Anyways I got out fairly unscathed. He never asked for a dime. But it’s done gif good !!!

May 16, 2022
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

To the lady who is concerned her neighbor is being scammed by JOHN! This sounds like the John that scammed me of my life savings, retirement funds and left me with so little, that I may need to sell my home so I won't leave my debts to my sons.

He contacted me on Facebook in 1913, while I was grieving for my Physician husband. I thought he was a former patient of mine and fell for him. He was always on his way and even had me looking for a large home with a swimming pool at 1 million dollars. This was before I ever knew much about scammers but he always needed money for an emergency like they arrested him with drugs in his luggage, or he needed help with getting his equipment released.

His name was John Robert but when I looked him up, I got photos of many different people. Then he said his name was John Robert Freeman. I got a Christmas letter from him 3 years after I finally ran out of money with a black female Santa.

I replied with -WHERE is my 500,000+ dollars you were going to return to me? Never heard from him again and reporting him at the time I was being scammed to the Federal government but they did nothing to help me receive any of my money.

I'm now 82 and can't even buy dentures or a hearing aid.

Don't be a fool and believe a word from anyone you meet on Facebook.

May 16, 2022
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Kevin Smith Again
by: Carrie

Thank you everyone for your concerns and support. I am fighting the feelings that I felt and continue to feel.

Cathy, I specifically appreciate the support that you continue to share. I am trying to work very hard on my marriage, my husband is trying but I find him falling short of the words and attention that Kevin gave me and continues to send me. I am a little scared because I was not 100% honest with my husband concerning all details as well as the fact that Kevin is still trying to connect with me.

Here is an example of the most recent communication I received from Kevin trying to lure me back in. How do I not respond to these words?

"You are my biggest addiction. I can't seem to get enough of you. My thoughts, mind, and heart are occupied by you. Losing you is my worst fear and that's why I will never let you go. You are and will remain the only girl in my life. I love you endlessly and am happy I have you beside me and will keep you forever and will be your joy and peace of mind baby"

May 15, 2022
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Carrie
by: Anonymous

Carrie, Please don't let this scammer, Kevin, suck you back in. They are pros and don't care who thy hurt as long as they get their money or cards. You can search Google for the first line of those beautiful words he sent you and find which poem or love story they came from.

Been there and done that. They will be word for word. Work on your marriage.

Good luck!

May 15, 2022
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Carrie, Carrie, Carrie
by: Cathy

Hi, it is me, from the Cathy, Carrie, Barbara triangle. Believe me when I say I know how you feel and how wonderful Kevin’s words made you feel. I canceled hangouts and guess what, Kevin was still sending me messages through google. He insisted again that Carrie was a misspelling of carrier and that I am the only girl for him, how lost he is without me and he will do anything to have me back.

Bullshit!

I am working on my marriage and it is a tough road. I had such feelings for Kevin and am now trying to rekindle those feelings in my marriage. I DO NOT answer any of his messages but they keep coming. The words are beautiful but have no meaning or love to support them.

Please Carrie, please don’t let him suck you back in, you are stronger than that! If you really need to talk, give me your email address and I will respond. I really want to help, I will never go back down that rabbit hole and hope you will not either.

My heart still hurts but, and I am mending

May 14, 2022
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Carrie “Kevin Returning”
by: Sprintcargranny

Carrie, no one can make this decision but you. But, if you decide to return into this make believe relationship with this man suppose to be Kevin then I’m sorry to say your life on earth will become Hell on Earth.

You are chasing something that isn’t real. You can’t be happy in any life until your happy with yourself.

You have a chance at a real life. Will it be perfect (NO). Any relationship takes work from both people involved. A relationship should be thought of like a job that you work hard at, to hopefully receive benefits for all your hard effort.

There is no perfect relationship, but, hopefully if we treat the person we are with like we want to be treated we will accomplish having someone that truly cares about us.

Scammers like this suppose to be Kevin but I don’t believe have a heart. I was fed every beautiful line possible and believed this person was really who they said they were.

When they are through getting everything you have believe me those sweet loving words turn into a cold hearted evil person that will tell you they don’t care if you kill yourself for being so stupid and giving your heart and money to them.
I hope and pray that you wake up before you throw your life away.

I believe you know this already.

If you are wanting someone to tell you it’s ok to walk away from rebuilding the life you have a chance at there, for this NO GOOD SCAMMER that goes online and finds these sweet things to say to you then I’m afraid it’s not going to be ME.

Your a grown woman and by now you should know life isn’t perfect. If your relationship is working then you better hang on to it.

Mr Kevin wont be there for you except long enough to destroy you. May you wake up each day knowing you made the right decision.

May 14, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

DONT do it as he only wants money. He DOES not want YOU as tough as that seems he does not love you it’s a game.

I understand the flattery and the words bits is a clever game.

Of course you miss it and I did when it happened to me and still do but you are not getting what you want from a video or sweet texts ?

Please please don’t do it

May 14, 2022
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Kevin smith again
by: Anonymous

He has done exactly what he planned and knew you would miss the communications etc, so DONT contact him and next time around his true intentions will surface if they havent already.

You are rebuilding your life and does he know this??? If he does he will cause a lot of grief for you and all you have been working on will be gone forever this time around.

May 14, 2022
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Kevin Smith Again
by: Carrie

It has been a few months and things were going well as i was rebuilding my life and marriage. Now out of the blue Kevin has started sending me messages in Hangout and trying to video chat. So far I have not responded but I can feel myself starting to slip and consider it.

He is sweet talking just as if he didn't miss a beat. To be honest i miss the daily chats and all of the attention. I really used to enjoy reading his sweet romantic words and being called a princess. Living in the edge was just so exciting.

Maybe just a little bit, to see if he has changed.

May 13, 2022
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Sprintcargranny is on target for this one. Stay away from them they are professionals. Even when they admit to being a scammer they will tell you how bad they have it and again ask for money.

Save yourself. Get out now.

Block

May 12, 2022
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Tom Louis
by: Sprintcargranny

1: The one that is working on an Oil Rig is a SCAMMER.
2: He will never come to see you.
3: He will ask for money.
4: Please save yourself hurt and loss of finances by blocking this person.
5: If you keep talking to him you could get pulled in deeper and it will only bring you harm.

Facebook is one of the worse places for them. Mine friended me on Facebook. Wasn’t even looking for a relationship. But, mine was very good at his job of scamming and I lost it all.


Look for someone in your area that you can physically meet. May God Be With You. Being alone is hard but, but being alone and knowing we have worked and saved and gave it all to some scammer that we will never see is harder believe me.

May 11, 2022
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Tom Louis
by: Anonymous

I have met this person through Facebook dating. He’s very nice, has not asked for money but I’m so uneasy. He says he’s an oil rig driller and in Newfoundland until June 10th and then he wants to come see me.

Many things bother me after reading these scams. Says his wife died of cancer, has a daughter, lives in Montana. But I then did a search and his picture comes up as Thomas Grimshaw a real estate person who owns his own business. One of them is the scammer and one is being scammed I feel.

Has anyone heard of either of these names?

May 06, 2022
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Oliver James
by: Kevin B / Gentleman K

I have been studying scammers for a while.

Often I list quite a bit to look for in a scammer. But if long texts annoy you, I will respond with 1 tip at a time to be read.

Whenever a scammer finds you, they love to use 2 common first names. Your Google search won’t show them. Not only does the name not exist.

If you have a reverse photo search, it will not match the 2 first name he told you he was. GUARANTEED!

Kevin

Real person,

Whittier, CA

May 06, 2022
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Oliver James
by: Anonymous

Oil rig engineer based in the North Sea, based out of Germany. Flags galore hitting me!! Nice to speak to, says all the usual things about supporting you. Wants to quit the oil rigs to become a Professional Trainer (big money earner I guess?).

Lost his wife to cancer, no kids etc. Wants money through Google Cards as he can't get to land to withdraw from Weston Union, Moneygram. Likes to give ultimatums if he can't get what he wants - don't be fooled!!

Possible scammer

Apr 25, 2022
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Eric
by: Anonymous

If you go on FB look up Eric Michael Hopper, I do not know what we can do but he has on two teddy bears not doing good stuff and has a 7 year old girl. He is such a scammer and ask for cards, uses his daughter to get them too. He will say anything for attention and he is not a nice man. I talked to the lady that fell in love with him then he will not leave her alone. Thinks he is a playboy or something.

Be careful ladies.

Apr 25, 2022
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Scammer wants to return my money
by: Anonymous

My scammer has reached out to me wanting to return the money he scammed from me. The only way is for me to get him a $50 STEAM card. He claims that’s the only way he can return money being inside Nigeria! These guys are ruthless and think Americans are stupid!

Apr 20, 2022
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Henry Johnson
by: Anonymous

Did anyone hear the name "Henry Johnson"? Red Flags come up, as he chats with me!

Apr 20, 2022
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delivery service
by: ticked off

Has anyone had their scammer use the un.deliveryagencyco.com as this is a agency that is to deliver a package to your door but your scammer wants you to pay for it.

Found out from watching YouTube that this is a scam company. I am just wondering if anyone has ever dealt with these jerks.

Apr 19, 2022
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Beware of this guy Harry Chan from IG
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone,

Please be aware of this guy from IG. His current name is Harry Chan. I happen to chance upon an oil rig website and realised that all mail he sent to me is the same as what others receive.

This is what he wrote to me :

Good morning my dear, I'm Chan Harry I live in Lund Sweden but am originally from Singapore . I'm 44years old, 167 cm in height widower and with kid.But before I start, I must give thanks to my mother who gave me the best training and prepared me for the future, just as all fingers are not the same, All Men are never the same as well. I obtain my bachelors in civil engineering, And lived part of my life in Scotland and in Lund Sweden before I lost my parents. My mother from Scotland and my father from Singapore .My mother always advice and tell me to be careful when it comes to women, As she implored me to take after my father earning deep respect for every woman,Because My dad was the only man she ever trusted, even they where dating before married, So I decided to find a woman who wanna love me like my mother did to my father, Irrespective of her age, Location and nationality, Having my mother as my best friend helped me to attain success in life, So after my university my dad advised me to be bidding for Oil Company projects and executing them with trust and sincerity, I have always stick to that advise. Presently, I am currently working on a big oil project in Italy, which i pray by the grace of God to finish the contract soon. I travel most of the time outside my country for work, It takes some few months to complete before I come back to Sweden again. I am never afraid of hard work, Because i have promise to always support any woman i get married to, Like my dad always supported my mum even to her domestic works, I am not here for just dating, But for a very serious relationship pointing to marriage. My father was a rig engineer just like me and he was also an estate developer, he developed a mini estate which he left behind for me!, My mum was an architecture so they were always working hand in hand before they gave birth to me, and help me become an engineer. My wife cheated on me even when i gave her the best and she ended up taking drugs and drinking excessively, I regret the memory of my last marriage though she is dead for over 4 years now and i have been alone all these years, That really hurt me and i decided never to come closer to any woman again, Until my colleague advised me to get a soul mate and move on with my life . I have just been too busy with my project work design on the rig .l hope we can make something out of this friendship? l live a very simple and free life. A happy man always as you can see on my pictures because l see no reason to be sad despite what has happened in the past i made up my mind to move on, life has so much to offer. l enjoy cornbread,Popcorn, Macaroni and cheese. Don't worry you will get to know more about me as time goes on.l do have a workout, gym, play football though am not a football fan just to keep fit .when am at home,i use my PC rest.l love to rest, it helps me relax my brain, I will wait to see your reply.

We have been chatting for around 2 weeks and now he is asking for help.

Please be aware of this guy. All photos he sent are all taken from the net from TopForm, a Thailand website.

Apr 19, 2022
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Fred Miller
by: Sprintcargranny

There is no Exxmobil. There is Exxonmobile but all the ones using this company name are scammers. You can contact Exxonmobile and ask about him being an employee but I really doubt this person calling himself Fred Miller probably isn’t an Exxon employee.

Apr 19, 2022
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Fred Miller
by: Anonymous

Does anybody know about this guy, working at
Exxmobil in Texas? I think he is a scammer. His profile on TikTok is fred_ddr. Does anybody know this guy?

Apr 18, 2022
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Dublin. Ireland
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard from Dennis Jeffrey? I dont know if he is included in the list of oil engineer scammers or not. just would like to know

Apr 17, 2022
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Oil rig- Peter chan
by: Anonymous

Have you heard of a man called Peter Chan lung? He says he is an oil rig engineer. He wants something more in the near future. I don’t mind if he talks to me but I can't be bothered with it to be honest.
Please let me know

Apr 16, 2022
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Musician
by: Anonymous

Please be careful of a Eric M. Hopper who says he is a celebrity. Why would a celebrity have to beg for money? He is one wicked man. I talked to a Lady who has sent him ITunes Cards and he just does not stop. She is older than myself but she says no but he is still trolling.

I believe she fell in love with him and I know she misses him terribly plus being very hurt. But I do not want to fall in his trap. He is on FB and needs deleted or taken off. She will not help me do it because she still loves him. He has one with like 3 fans with the blue check mark then another with a blue check mark. He has broken her heart. Sending Prayers to her.

Apr 15, 2022
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possible scammer
by: Anonymous

Anyone ever heard of a David Martin or Martin David. Supposedly in Texas?

Apr 12, 2022
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IDENTIFIES AS DETECTIVE
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been in contact with a man who claims to be a Detective. He is threatening for much money and says he has a picture online of inappropriate behavior. Has anyone had the same lie sent to them. If so please leave a comment here to see if this guy is same. He uses several names and several pictures. If he has contacted you on any social media he is a cruel lying scammer.

He has been around for a while.

Apr 08, 2022
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Your neighbor is being scammed
by: Anonymous

She is absolutely being scammed by this "Robert". She needs an interventions ASAP.

Apr 08, 2022
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April 8 scammer neighbor
by: Anonymous

It is good of you to check into the scam for your neighbor. It is 99% sure to be a scam. Show her all the letters on here that show the almost exact same story. If you can get her to give you his photo, you can search it on this site or really easy on Bing.

She is being taken so it would right of you to tell her children. The scammers often tell their victim not to tell anyone. Have been there and done that.

Good luck with her.

Apr 08, 2022
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SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

Hello,
I am very concerned about my neighbor. She is 66 years old. She told us she met someone on FACEBOOK and she is in love. As she went on with her story she said he was working in California on an oil rig and that he could not call because it was dangerous but he would text via WhatsApp. He sent her YouTube videos and poetry and she fell for it.

Two weeks later he said he had an emergency and she sent him money. Then he said he was being flown to Alabama and he would go see her. Mind you she never spoke to him but she is deeply in love. He then said he got arrested and she sent him money.

I know it is a scam but she does not want to believe it is. I am worried that all her hard work and savings will go to this person. She does not tell me much because I did tell her this is most likely a scam but I am trying to see if I CAN GET MORE info.

All I know is his name is Robert and he is 74. She is not computer savvy so she is falling more and more for this BS. I was going to reach out to her children to let them know despite her not wanting anyone to know but it is sad to see her sending this fake person money and possible life savings.

Mar 31, 2022
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I have tried to leave a post several times but it doesn't get posted. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

Thank for explanation.

Mar 30, 2022
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Keep in mind
by: Anonymous

"Documents" banks have to keep for 7 years. This includes, when someone makes a transaction at a bank, in person or at an atm. The camera film of the person has to be kept for 7 years! (Just stuff to keep in mind.)

Also, if you can send using USPS, I would suggest you have tracking (Certified, priority, "Express mail") where postal inspectors may show an interest. Everything that has a tracking number is scanned and on film!

Mar 30, 2022
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Another Exxon Mobil scam
by: Anonymous

I was introduced to "Jackson Curtis", on the app "The Pattern". He had 2 profiles. We chatted for a bit. Said he is a divorced Father of a teenage boy, lives in Indiana with his Father and son. We never spoke on phone.

So one day he asked if I could help him out. He had a "Friend" Single Mom who was really struggling and he worked in Mexico City as a "Petroleum Engineer".

He ends up sending me a checkbook and wanted me to write a check out to myself and deposit it in my account then transfer to this person.

Supposedly he opened an account in my name. So after I deposited the 5,000. check I transferred 2300 via Zelle but the check did not clear before they transferred the funds. I now am negative 6000.

They flagged and closed my account plus froze another checking account I have. This all happened right before Christmas.

So for the past 3 months he told me he sent a certified check. He told me that for weeks. Then he had every excuse. He said the check was delivered. I said if it was a certified check I would of had to sign for it.

Just absolute BS. The checkbook I was sent was from BMO HARRIS bank which I still Have.

So whats my next step?

Mar 27, 2022
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Confident in the scam
by: Anonymous

Stories are depressing. Is their a way to post pictures of the criminals. To see a face could help to report.


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 23, 2022
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Wondering
by: Anonymous

I was wondering if anyone has had their scammer ask them to let them dress them or should I say change the way they dress.

Mar 23, 2022
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Bryan Veldon
by: Anonymous

Thank you! I posted photos of his new Instagram handle and photos of bogus check/contract. I will go ahead and start posting parts of our conversations.

Remember, the photos are photos of Bill Tamlyn. He is a gay male model and father of two boys.

If Bryan Velden contacts you, please post the phone number that he is using and if he provides you with any banking information as well.

Be safe you all.

Mar 22, 2022
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Richard Chen
by: Anonymous

Richard Chen is not a real person. He sounds like Bryan Velden. KCA Deutag drilling Company is not a real company. I wish I could attach the bogus contract that Bryan Velden sent to me. If anyone knows how to add attachments, please let me know.

Please scroll and see the posts I added here starting back in December.

I wish everyone well and don't send any money to these scammers. Also, report these cases to the FBI. The more reports there are the better of a chance that these sick human beings get caught.


ED: you can post pictures or scans 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 22, 2022
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Biggles777 where are you????
by: Anonymous

Hi
A few years ago Biggles777 helped me out with a scammer but he appears to be no longer active here.

I believe it is the same Biggles exposing scammers on Youtube does any body know?


Mar 20, 2022
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Victor Andy Harris
by: Anonymous

I joined a faith based dating site and have already come across two scammers. Once I suspect that they are not legit I don’t talk to them anymore. Here are some precautions I take when responding to/chatting with new people online:

Create a Google Voice phone number so that if they ask for your number, you can use a different one than your own.

Do not give them your last name

When they ask what you do for a living, do not tell them

When they ask what you are looking for in a man/woman only say that you aren’t sure but you will figure it out when the time comes.

Do Google and search for the person on social media or ask them if they have a social media account. It’s the quickest way (although sometimes not the most accurate) to see a person’s history and if their dating profile matches their life.

Things to look out for with dating scammers:

Pictures look grainy or screenshot.

Profile has many grammar, syntax, and spelling errors or inconsistencies from what they tell you vs. What is written (this guy has "single dad no children" in his profile. How are you a single dad, but have no children.

Person immediately tells of a story that indicates a loss of family or a former spouse and asks for your experience with heartbreak (this helps them gauge the kind of approach they can take with tugging at your heart strings).

Tells you he has lots of love to give and what he wants to do for his woman upfront. (Another attempt at working on sympathy)

Wants to talk outside of the dating app on What’s App, Telegram, or Google Hangouts.

If you look them up on social media, they will typically have a scammer IG account with a scammy account name (his is vic.harr.iss) another stolen picture, private account, zero posts, and several followers. (Victor’s IG also mentions that he is a single dad of a 14 yo girl in his profile and that he works for ExxonMobil).

They ask how you feel about long distance relationships if you find true love and if you have ever dated online before.

And their responses have bad English and grammar.

Sometimes when you ask where they are located, they won’t know any true answer. (Victor said he relocated to Chicago from New York but is originally from Jamaica. When I asked what side of Chicago he lives in, he said Illinois. I meant North, South, East, or West. Smh)

I truly sympathize with everyone here that has been taken in by a dating scammer. I wasn’t aware of how prevalent this type of thing was until watching the Tinder Swindler and relying on my spidey senses to sniff out fakes.

This guy is an oil rig scammer and I stumbled across this page and wanted to contribute in hopes that if he tries to interact with anyone else, there is a warning. He doesn’t currently know yet that I know he is scamming and he has gotten little from me other than a first name and my Google Voice number. I found him on the Christian dating site Upward. He says he is 46, Anglican, and a man of God.

Please beware and bless you all!

Mar 20, 2022
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Woman scammer Ghana
by: Anonymous

It all started one evening around the first week of December when I received a Messenger message. Opening it I was greeted by a Hi How are you? I responded fine thanks and you? From the picture on the profile I could see that this was from a stunningly beautiful woman. We exchanged pleasantries, our ages, she said she lived in a township outside of New York City, very basic general info.

She asked if we could be friends? This sounded odd to me but not being in the dating world or Internet messaging arena I said Sure, I like to make new friends. That ended the first contact. We continued on for another week where she was asking a lot of questions and apologized saying she was a curious type person and don’t be angry if I ask questions.

A little Backstory on me, I have been Retired for 2 years from the Entertainment industry and my wife of 28 years had past away a few years ago to Crohn’s disease. On top of that 5 months earlier I was hospitalized with a heart failure condition and complications. Spending almost a month in ICU. So the attention from this beautiful woman was a relief to me.

One night she asked if I liked to watch Porn. I said no I don’t watch that stuff. She she enjoyed it and then start sending me pictures of herself in sexy outfits telling me what she wanted to do with me. I would try to ask her questions about her family, work etc and she would avoid them or send another picture increasingly more seductive and erotic.

One day she said she was upset as her mom was a diabetic and needed to refill prescriptions and she felt bad asking but could I help her out. Feeling that it would feel good to help others I agreed to the cost of $1,200. We continued talking on messenger for another couple of weeks when she said she was going to visit her mom in Texas. I asked her to call me but she said her phone was capable of text messages only as the audio did not work. After arriving at her moms she complained of feeling ill and could barely walk and needed to go to the hospital to get checked out.

Next day she said that she needed to have a female type of procedure in the hospital and apologized for asking but could I help out paying. I agreed, she needed $1,500. A few days later She was back home with her mom and then mentioned she had been talking with her deceased father’s attorney saying her father had died in a traffic accident in Africa while serving with the US Army some 26 years prior.

She said the attorney had a copy of her father’s diary which had a Will in it leaving her 156 Kgs of A valuable mineral he collected and Stored in several cases securely at a Storage Company in Ghana, Africa and that she needed to go to Ghana to inspect the minerals which could be worth millions of dollars.

At this point she asked me if I could Loan her $3,000 so she could go to Ghana and inspect the minerals and arrange to have the cases shipped back to the States. I said if this is a loan okay. I again Zelled the money, each time I made the payments it was to different email accounts with a Nigerian type name which I found odd As she said she and her passport were British.

She sent a photo of a Plane ticket itinerary showing a flight to Accra, Africa via London and would be leaving New York the next day. Something just did not feel right in my Intuition and I googled Ghana, and came across Ghana Gold scams. I read the articles and started putting together the pieces. I was vulnerable, and had been taken. I said nothing.

I decided to play along and see how this goes with no intentions of paying another dime. Well she was happy for my loan helping her to fly to Ghana meeting up with her father’s attorney who was about to retire and was paying her Hotel costs out of the goodness of his heart. Once there she said the minerals were gold bars and she needed a loan of $19,200 in storage costs for the years that the gold had been in storage by her father. She sent a pic of a Storage billing statement, Gold assessment, her passport, Fathers death certificate all which I believe were made up but I needed to seal the deal.

She said we would pay the storage costs then she’ll find out the shipping costs and once the gold was in the States which She wanted to have sent to my house we would then liquidate the Gold to cash and be millionaires. I tried to act happy. All along she kept stressing that I not tell anyone of our investment venture as her concern regarding the security of the gold being worth so much.

This pretty much sealed my thinking of scam. She said that it would be best if I send her the money thru Bitcoin. Hmm innocent beautiful woman also knows the workings of Bitcoin transactions. So now the ball was in my court and I needed to keep this Reverse Scam going so I quickly fabricated a story that I told her Federal Agents had raided my house and that the DOJ had frozen all my assets. This is because of charges against me for leaking information to Foreign Nationals and Political Parties while I was working for the ECRT in my past which is part of the Defense Department ( Emergency Covert Response Team ) actually Marvel Comics ha ha.

I added that there was a Court Injunction forbidding all communications as well as the FBI and US Marshals are monitoring me 24hrs a day. She bought the story hook line and sinker. I said I was only guilty of associating with foreign nationals but never giving Secret information as charged. I told her I hired a legal team and getting a defense together for the upcoming court case.

I tried blocking her and a few days later she got thru to me as I answered a phone call which she never did before (Miracle the Phone has fixed itself). She had a slight British accent and a heavy Nigerian accent. Is this the woman living in New York hmm I texted with her back and forth as I planned out my final revenge. She called maybe 5 times in the next 3 weeks and texted me daily asking if I could somehow send her some money $5,000 to help pay the costs while she is still in Ghana since it’s taking so long. I said I would as soon as my Attorney could get the Courts to release my accounts. I said let’s just make the amount to you 10K and agreed on 20k for storage and after all paid let me know the shipping costs. She professed her love for me and kept sending erotic photos of herself and wanted to get married and start a family with me. Side Note (not once did she ever in the entire time laugh or acknowledge a joke, no sense of humor not once. She would respond like she did not understand.)

So I next fabricated my final chapter whereas I was ordered to fly to Washington DC and the US Attorney General had offered me a deal whereas all charges would be dropped and the case sealed with a Presidential Seal by a Judge under the condition I would re-enlist in the ECRT as a Training Instructor in Colorado effective immediately after I signed my documents. My accounts would be unfrozen and I could send her the Bitcoin on that day.

Again she bought this Story. So I told her I was leaving on a Wednesday afternoon, go thru a physical on Thursday am, meet with the Department of Defense on Thursday afternoon, then be processed and Friday at 2pm I would transfer the Bitcoin to the Wallet address she sent me.

So on Friday at 2pm I texted her I would send a $10 Bitcoin payment to her first to test the wallet number and she would need to text me back that she got it then I would send 30k on the next payment. I decided it would be better if I actually sent her the $10 which I did. How excited she was that it showed up and 30k was about to arrive. I told her I was about to board my plane and will have no contact once we took off.

I then sent another $10 Bitcoin payment add salt to The wound and said the 30k is on the way. I will text you when I land in Colorado. Then I Blocked my What’s app, Facebook, Instagram and email accounts and the contacts list on my Phone from her. I can only Imagine how pissed she is now. I have now decided to write a book about this Scammer adventure and some other attempts to scam me by others as I read messages I normally delete without reading.

I want to stop her and others and will be publishing her pics (Non Nudes) and FB info. I know the money I loaned her will not be returned and consider it a lesson learned. The one thing that she stole that really hurt was my heart, I was vulnerable and I had no idea there were Romance Scammers out there.

Mar 20, 2022
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Richard Chen
by: Anonymous

He’s most likely not real, go with your instinct. Get out before you lose thousands, and end up heart broken. He’s fake, screen shot some of these comments and send it to him. See how he reacts.

If he says he wants to see you but he is stuck on the oil rig for xyz reasons, he is lying and I mean when he says because it will happen.

Mar 19, 2022
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Richard Chen - KCA Deutag Petroleum Company
by: Anonymous

I started receiving messages from a guy named Richard Chen who claims to be a Petroleum Engineer for KCA Deutag Petroleum Company(originally from Malaysia) who now claims to live and work in Austin, Texas.

We’ve been chatting for a few days already but I just want to know if anyone has heard of him? He has an instagram account but its not convincing. Can’t find him on facebook or linkedin so I want to know if he’s real.

Can anyone recommend ways to verify facts like this?

Mar 17, 2022
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How can I share the voice message of the scammer
by: Anonymous

I feel like I am being scammed by an oil rig love scammer. How can I share the voice message to find out he is same person scamming the others? Thanks

Mar 16, 2022
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Bryan Veldon
by: Anonymous

Bryan Veldon is back at it. He is on Instagram once again. His handle is lovingheart60. He has me blocked, however I still have all his messages saved. There wasn't a photo on his handle since I confronted him back in November. I looked at my messages today and the photo is back up. The pictures isn't him. It belongs to a gay model and a father of two by the name of Bill Tamlyn. (Google him)

Ladies beware of this scammer. I sent this new information to the FBI.

I do feel that Karma is around the corner.

Stay safe you all.

Mar 14, 2022
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Oil rig guy
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of Scott Smith

Mar 14, 2022
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Richard Miller
by: Anonymous

The trolling on Facebook is increasing. Richard Miller is also fake and looking for women to friend him on FB. Beware he's a scammer.

Mar 14, 2022
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James Phillips
by: Anonymous

Beware this person is trolling on Facebook looking for women to victimize. Do not friend him.

If you know anyone who does, tell them to block him immediately.

Mar 08, 2022
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They are all scammers do not send money
by: Anonymous

The things these people are saying are not true as oil rigs that hire engineers do not hang onto their paychecks and then pay out a large sum. These are large companies that budget their employees salaries just like any other company they pay bi-weekly or monthly depending on the level/ranking of the employee the majority pay by direct deposit.

I have not heard of any that don't pay by direct deposit anymore especially on a oil rig because many have families back home that need the funds to run the household like mortgages, groceries, utility bills etc so the paycheck/salary is direct deposited and their spouses and oil rig workers engineers or not use debit cards to access the funds and pay bills.

The second someone says the company is going to pay them a large amount it's fake the same as some will try to say they need money for a plane ticket to get home to their kid or come see you do not believe it

Feb 28, 2022
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Roland duque, oil rig
by: Anonymous

Name: roland duque.
Made me send him money for food".

Feb 26, 2022
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Ira Woods
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across this name?

Feb 24, 2022
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Thomas Rig Macsuly
by: Anonymous

I finally am done. He is kind and then demanding. Now he needed money because a worker died from my home town. I would not send any money this time. Did send some but that was my own fault.

Beware of him

Take care and be safe

Feb 23, 2022
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Kevin smith
by: Anonymous

This guys sounds just like the guy I was talking too and I blocked last May.

I fell head over heels for this guy and sent him money several times - I had a big operation as was unable to work for 4 months - and then I was unable to send money to him or his son.

He got nasty after trying to guilt me saying get a loan etc - when I couldn’t he said I should have died in the operation but I would get sick and die so scary.

He also said he would send photo shopped pictures to friends (porn). I never sent him anything like that ever.

I was scared so scared - they are so nasty and nearly a year later I read similar stories on here.

I wish they would get caught.

Feb 23, 2022
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Scarry Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

I wondered if these guys would get to the point of death threats. Hope you notified someone about it. It was disturbing but most of these idiots are far away. Take care.

Feb 23, 2022
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Cathy
by: Anonymous

Cathy it is time to get the authorities involved. Thats a threat and needs to be reported to the FBI, your local police department and homeland security. You should not take this lightly.

Feb 23, 2022
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Female Scammer Update
by: Anonymous

This is from; anonymous, Female scammer story, and here’s a quick update I know I said I would get back in 2 to 3 days but it has taken longer.

I opted to do a payback revenge scam on my scammer, so it has taken longer. I am just finishing up. I will post my finale Chapter to my story soon.

I have not forgotten. It’s been hard but I got this.

Feb 23, 2022
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Scarry Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

Okay, remember me, I am Cathy. I have cut off communication with Kevin, it is probably a month now. Well, yesterday my phone rang and it was a number I did not recognize. As I usually do with unrecognized numbers, I texted "I am sorry but, I do not know you."

A text came back "it is Kevin Smith." I said "why are you calling me?" He said "want to tell you about the money." Me, "would you like my address so you can send it to me?" Him, " Send what? 🙄"

Then my phone rang again (I have NEVER spoken to Kevin on a phone) and I answered it. I could not understand 90% of what he said but, I heard $10,000.00. I tried to ask him questions but he ignored me and I could not make head nor tails of the conversation so I hung up and did not answer it again. A few minutes later, I get one more text . . . .

"Make the payment or you will die Cathy"

Feb 22, 2022
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Dennis Raymond
by: Anonymous

Dennis Raymond sounds like a guy that I talk to. He went by the name of Anthony or Tony James. Same scenario kids in boarding school blah blah blah.

He would get angry if he didn’t know where I was or if I said I would call Him and something came up and I couldn’t he would get really upset.

Anytime you run into somebody that has two first names run the other way!

Feb 22, 2022
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Dennis Raymond
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know this name? Says he is an engineer for Maersk on an oil rig off the shore of Scotland. Has no family, only child, blah. Blah, blah… widow of 5 years. Wife passed due to cancer. Has 2 young children in boarding school.

Very handsome, wears glasses, gray hair and beard. Red flags shooting up everywhere! Suppose to be 58 years old. But doesn’t look like it. He contacted me on TikTok.

Just be careful. He’s already calling me beautiful and only been talking for 4 days and wants to know where I am or why I don’t respond to him when he contacts me.

Wrong person to mess with. I have a law enforcement background.

You guys just be careful out there!

Feb 21, 2022
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Female scammer
by: Anonymous

Hey I hope you managed to get away from this nightmare. I know you said you would update us and I really hope you're not too upset - and out of the mess.

It will take time to heal but be strong as we are all here for you and each other.

Feb 20, 2022
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Jordy oil rig worker
by: Anonymous

Hun, please run. Most likely a scammer!

Feb 20, 2022
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Eric Chan
by: Anonymous

Eric Chan has a Facebook site and calls himself an oil rig engineer. He uses the usual formula, finds the lady on Facebook, falls madly in love without meeting her, has s problem on the rig, then "Send me Money!"

There are many oil rig engineers chasing ladies on websites but very very few would be real oil rig engineers, mostly they are impersonators looking for ways to take your cash.

Feb 20, 2022
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First Clue - Rich Oil Workers are not looking for you!
by: Kevin B

Hello. About six years ago, a lady & I had a seven year relationship and she was drawn into a cockroach scammer, broke her heart, and lost money.

I found this site & she refused to believe he was evil and not who he said he was. That relationship ended with her and I had a broken heart since she wanted to get out there again. Of course, she had that right to end it. We are friends now and I helped her survive the scammer, and she has dated since and I never thought we could remain friends, but we have.

Once anyone is emotionally involved with a scammer, I have learned from this site, intelligence and the real truth are difficult to accept.

The scammer will say do not listen to your friends and family, they are just jealous!

Right, those who love and care for you are jealous and a stranger who is not a real person and often wants money from you, more important than those who have always been there for you ? Really?

You are looking for a love across the miles. Hold on to the love of your family and friends. I am lonely in Whittier CA. However, I am certain my future lady is nearby. A local search is difficult, but attainable. I was accused once of being a scammer because I wrote to a woman and treated her like a lady saying nice things.

Just reminding you wonderful women, you are desirable and no difficult meeting that will never happen necessary. God Bless.

Feb 20, 2022
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Jordy oil rig worker
by: Anonymous

I have been messaged by a person called Jordy, says he’s originally from Australia, lived in the US and now living in the UK. He says he’s currently on a rig off Turkey.

Anyone know him?

Feb 17, 2022
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Alex M
by: Almost

I Love this site because we can protect each other. I started playing an online game last December. Within a week or so, was sent a chat by someone who named himself as Alex Muller. Said he is on an oil rig in Alaska. Wife and oldest daughter died 3 years ago in a plane crash (can’t find ANY info online about this…hmm) and his father was "assassinated" while being a captain of a ship.

Always used my name in his chats (suspicious) and wanted to google hangout chat too. I suspected I was talking to several people as they "texted" differently…misspellings, copy and pasted from previous conversations, timing of communications, use of my name in each communication, etc.

He was in love with me right away…yeah right. Then came the requests which I avoided. Never gave him anything including my real name. I was excited that a stranger liked me, but immediately caught on and the excitement was gone.

Like another one on this site, I gained a new insight and was grateful that some feelings were opened up for me. There is no reason to give a total stranger any money but the attention and sweet words are how they slide in.

Please be careful.

Feb 17, 2022
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PATRICK JORDAN
by: Anonymous

PATRICK JORDAN, WIDOWER (of course), 15 yr old daughter, Abigail PATRICK at boarding school, (Hamilton boarding school in Aberdeen, Scotland) while Daddy oil rigs (KCA- Deutag) off the Netherlands. Nothing verifiable, never quite enough information. He claims to be in his early sixties with white hair and very attractive.

I really do wonder whose pictures he has stolen because he has sent quite a few. I literally could copy and paste all the lies that all these other women have spoken of because they're exactly the same lies that were told to me.

Fortunately for me I did not lose very much as I was warned by the sellers of the gift cards that they were being used to launder money and so then his game ended. I played with him for about a month and a 1/2 and then he realized that I was on to him.

Feb 15, 2022
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Joseph Dampson
by: Anonymous

I believe my aunt has been scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars by an "oil rig engineer" name Joseph Dampson. She doesn’t believe me and thinks he is real and on his way to her.

Has anyone heard of this guy? He is apparently stuck in NY and needs a short term loan of 30k for his attorney.

I told her not to give him anything else.

Feb 14, 2022
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Raymond Lee
by: Anonymous

Please beware of this name: RAYMOND LEE. Sweet talker, sending sweet messages day and night, professing love and ready to moved in my country once project is done; handsome Singaporean guy born and raised in Miami Florida. Both parents passed away. Wife died from child birth and has a 14 y/o daughter.

Working as a rig engineer in Sicily Italy (Company is called Eni SpA oil and gas company). Pretending to be millionaire; invested 15M Euro in his latest project. Only have 700Euro in his bank. When he finishes his project he said the company will pay him 15.2 M Euro; ; he’ll pay his loan in American Bank 10M Euro; pay his workers 2M Euro and the rest will be good enough for us??

That alone was a red flag. Then came the problem as he had a great wave that injured his workers one night while they were sleeping. Then the following day was another emergency. And now he said his project is done. And his world is coming to an end.

To make the story short; never offered anything. Sent him messages to make him feel guilty? Said hurtful words and BLOCKED HIM IMMEDIATELY!!!

Feb 13, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

He is not a millionaire but he is an ass. I called him out on all of his lies and he actually admitted to them but said he fell in love with me and he wasn't scamming anymore. I told him I had enough and would not be communicating with him again until he sent me my $2500. Surprise surprise no money.

I feel very good about myself and am moving on rebuilding my life. There is definitely life after Kevin Smith.

Feb 13, 2022
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Aidan Crawford/Mathew Alfred
by: Anonymous

I met this scammer through a dating site called elite singles. It is a fee paying site and they claim that their members are 100% verified. This is not the case. He said that he provided underwater welding solutions through a company he and his friend started. Said he lived in Dublin. I live in Ireland as well, I was widowed just 2 years when all this started.

After all the loving words, he eventually asked for a short term loan to pay his workers as the money for a successful inspection hadn't come through. Asked that I paid it into the bank account of his accountant in Limerick, Mathew Alfred, who was listed in the business directory.

All fake. Mathew Alfred is Nigerian, not an accountant but a scammer. The photo provided by Aidan Crawford is actually of a Dublin journalist called Dave Kenny. The police in ROI are involved but I will never get my money back.

Please beware.

Feb 10, 2022
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Tom bones or bones tom
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know of a scammer going by Bones or Tom Bones? Chatting on Google chat?

Feb 07, 2022
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I Was A Victim of an Oil Rigger
by: Anonymous

This sounds just like the same man that got me a few years back. He has tried to get a hold of me again and I will not accept his messages. Money Money Money, That's all he wanted. He is a scumbag. Sorry.

He gets pretty verbally mean when he does not get his way. I fell in love with him. We talked for like two years till the oil Worker came on and said do not respond to a Oil Worker, they have a Wife and a Family and I mean 96% do.

They use women terribly and says anything. Mine even said he fell and hit his head but would not show me his stitches. Said he had to fly to the mainland and needed money. So when I talked to this Oil Worker he said that was a lie, they fly them free back and forth to the mainland and only work so many days and get a 5-10 day break.

Be careful. Honest. Watch out for Divo too. there is a few that is asking for money.

Feb 07, 2022
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Troy Walker
by: Anonymous

Troy Walker is a scam artist. He will tell you that you are beautiful and that he is a widow with a daughter. He will send you scriptures and tug at your heart strings.

He will tell you he is a Rig Engineer and send pictures of himself working. It is not him. He isn’t even from the United States. He is trouble.

Beware

Feb 07, 2022
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OMG
by: Anonymous

Kevin Smith must be a millionaire by now, this is mind blowing.

Feb 06, 2022
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I was a victim of oil rigger scam
by: Anonymous

It was in 2017 I was in a solace place and my marriage was extremely dull and my husband had not for years met any of my needs. I also was new on social media when he direct messaged me so friendly at first it was just chatting but then he started telling me about himself and that sparked my imagination and soon I was seeing in my minds eye the oil rig he was on, the storms of the sea hitting the rig ,the sounds of cranes and men working and the cold winter sky's surrounding the oil rig.

He then told me about himself being a father of two teenagers and that his wife died of cancer five years ago.

He told me he lived close to my home town, in which I drove over to see the very neighborhood and it seemed like a place a engineer with live. He messaged me everyday and in a few weeks I was getting fond of him and he filled my thoughts.

Soon he started getting romantic and boy it blew me off my feet and I really became infatuated and enjoyed our texts very much.

Then one day he said the oil rig's water supply was contaminated and needed water sent over fast so I did send 500 for water and I thought I was helping as my dad built dams in the west so I know about construction.

His messages kept coming everyday and about a month after water, the crane was broke and he needed parts fast and said that I was his only friend to help him and that his credit was used up financing the scaffolding for the oil rig ,and also that he would pay me back after the check got into his account, so I sent 10000.00 for parts.

After a few days he said he needed technicians to install the parts and more money needed and I texted to explain but he kept asking and he did promise to pay it all back and that It wouldn't be long before money would come back as a check so I paid again 9000.00 for techs to install the parts.

Than he was real happy and said he would be here soon and clear the bills.

Not long after that he said he was back on land and needed hotel room and food until his check got over.

Again and again an excuse.

I have to admit I was trolling his social media account when I saw someone else with his picture "not his name". I did more digging and found the real man and his real name, he was realtor in South Florida, so I contacted him, and the real man was a victim too of images being stolen and used to steal hundreds of hundreds of thousands of dollars from innocent women.

I realized that this had been a scam and there was nothing I could do to get my money back.

I reported it to local police and many other places and confronted him [the scammer] and he said he would pay me back.

That was four and a half years ago.

I did not tell my husband as I felt the damage would be worst if I did. I am still in the unhappy wife's club. But it was my money he took not my husband's. So now I feel for all you victims of the scam and I understand how a person could be sucked in so easy.

Please don't judge me as I was in a lonely unhappy marriage for over 15 years when this romantic sweet talker kept on and on with the words I longed to hear from home base.

Be careful out there. I have regained the money lost as it is saved back again. I talk to no men and I will do my best with the one I vowed too.
But sometimes men don't do or give the love and romance a married over worked wife desperately needs.

Bye......

Feb 06, 2022
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Peace in My Heart
by: Anonymous

We are Not Fools because we were scammed. Everyone has vulnerable emotions during their lifetime. I went through a romance scam and I do not feel like a fool. It was a life lesson about bottom-feeders in this world. I am worth more than their degrading treatment and passive-aggressive behavior.

The past is the past...reach out to help others, get the word out about these scammers. Take your Power back and move forward in your life. Focus on the positives which will bring more positives into your life.

Sending Light & Love to all.

Feb 06, 2022
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Female scammer
by: Anonymous

Good luck

I really hope you are well now following your scare last year. I had a heart op last year and when I finally realised the truth my scammer told me i should have died - how callous can they be. I feel such an idiot to be sucked in - I was very vulnerable at the time - what a fool I was.

Be careful and stay safe.

Feb 06, 2022
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Thanks for the Comments Final chapter coming in 3 days
by: Anonymous

Thank You for your comment, I was very vulnerable at the time and thought I had found the perfect beautiful woman. I will post the final chapter to this female scammer as I am about to pull the plug in 2 days.

This will never happen again to me.

Feb 05, 2022
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Female scammer
by: Anonymous

It really breaks my heart to read your story - how you were taken in and hurt but more so think you found a Friend same as mine in reverse as I thought I had found someone who I could live who loved me! With lovely words and just took time to make me feel special.

Like you I sent some money. Like you I thought this is not right after while and like you got hurt.

Why is it we find such nasty people when there are such lonely lovely genuine people out there and we don’t find them!

I really hope you find that lady to look after you and make you feel special again and heal the hurt she/they have caused.

It has taken me 12 months and I still hurt - but I won’t be fooled again.

Take care

Feb 05, 2022
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Female Scammer
by: Anonymous

I have been involved with a beautiful woman that I am convinced is involved in a scam, and after reading a story on your site I saw almost an exact story to mine. A gorgeous woman contacted me thru FB Messenger and wanted to be friends. We chatted for several weeks during which I actually could not learn anything about her as she always had an excuse.

She brought up sex a lot and went so far as to send progressively more provocative pictures and always complimented me for everything. She was saying how handsome I was and seeing I was a recently retired widower she would say things that she cared etc finally saying she had fallen in love with me.

Of course I am 68 years old and she did not care that we would be right together. I almost died last year of heart failure and recuperated so feel great about life and helping others. This woman’s mother she said was very ill with diabetes and needed a loan of $1,200 to pay for prescriptions. I agreed and sent her the money via an uncle as she did not have Zelle.

Things were good a few weeks and she kept sweet talking me and sending more beautiful pictures with some being very erotic. Then she confided in me that her father passed away years ago and she was contacted by his attorney who disclosed to her that he had the fathers will and there was 156 kgs of gold bars in cases in Ghana Africa for her.

She needed to travel there to claim it and ship it back. Reluctantly I agreed to loan her the money to travel there and she said the lawyer would pay for the Hotel etc as she had promised to pay me back with interest. Currently she is supposed to be there making arrangements to pay the Security Company that stored the Gold and then arrange for shipping to the States.

I researched this info and came up with your website. She has just informed me that the storage would be $19,000 and after we invest in that we will learn the shipping cost. I have started to play along with no intention of paying a cent more and plan to find out how she plays on my lack of help. She tells me her cellphone is text only as she can’t hear with it which sounds like BS.

I asked her to send a picture of the town view from her Hotel window which she says is dark and her camera does work good enough but she will send me an explicit photo in the morning. She has begged me not to tell anyone until we have the gold in the states for safety as it is worth so much. I think you catch the drift. Coverups & Lies I am sure.

I plan to tell her that the FBI are at my house and monitored all our conversations and know all about her and only at the last moment to scare the hell out of her and hope it stops her from future scamming. She has sent documents which look legit but I know can be faked. I Truly think she is working with a ring of people.

Thanks again for your website. I wanted to help others but not criminals.

Feb 04, 2022
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Done with Kevin Smith
by: Carrie

I am happy to say that I have some good news. Thanks to posts from Cathy sharing her husbands feelings and willingness to just move forward and rebuild and Beverly's husband asking Beverly to just confide in him and would also want to make the past the past and just move on, these posts have made my husband reconsider and is open and willing to try and rebuild our marriage. There is now hope where there was none.

Thank you Cathy and Beverly for sharing your stories. I found strength in your words. I am so happy that we can all move on.

To Kevin Smith or whoever you are I can't believe after all you put me through that you have the nerve to tell everyone that I don't even exist. What happened to me being your sweetheart and your princess?

I am glad I can say that I am over you and now you don't exist.

Feb 03, 2022
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Car dealer
by: Anonymous

Bernhard Lanwer, says he is a car salesman from Berlin. Met on Facebook dating and we chatted and he wanted me to go on WhatsApp. I refused and he said ok so we became Facebook friends and chatted via messenger. The 2nd day he said he loved me and would move to the UK and then started saying sexual things then asked me to invest in bitcoin with him so I blocked him.

Feb 02, 2022
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Please don’t respond to these men. I have been scammed for several thousand of dollars, so look for Dr. Steve Jones' picture and Daniel Woods' picture, which I will post along with his boys, Helm & Harold, and he is nothing but a scammer.

They will always change their name, but remember their voice won’t change. Contact me at bandolid@Icould.com and I will play the messages I have on my phone.

Jan 31, 2022
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Kevin Smith email
by: Anonymous

I had received two earlier emails trying to direct me to this website but considered them to be junk mail. However, yesterday I received an email from the same individual but with a different subject line, so I took a chance and opened the email.

Oh my God what an eyeopener. I am not sure if my wife is in here or not? I am thinking she must be or why else would I have received an email. I am hoping that she might have already caught on to this loser’s game and moved on? I feel I need to confront my wife and see if she will open-up and tell me the truth.

We have been struggling the last few years, so I am sure I gave her plenty of reason to have looked for an alternative. When I say confront that sounds a little harsh, I guess approach her on the topic is a better choice of words. I want her to know that I am only here for support and want to try and work through what she went thru. What did I do so wrong, how did she fall for such a loser, what can I do to try and win her back?

I am going to show her the email trail where this clown admits that he is someone else and not really Kevin Smith. And the individual he is admitting to being is a very successful businessman. Is this guy really that stupid? He also types and communicates as if he is totally ignorant.

I am hoping she has already moved on but if she has any doubts at all seeing his pathetic attempt to try and defend himself will make her see the light.

Please wish me luck.

Jan 29, 2022
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Support group for scam victims
by: Anonymous

This is for anyone who is hurting and seeking online support online. Do tread carefully. I recommend SCARS (Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams).

Jan 27, 2022
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Kevin Smith Collateral Damage
by: Anonymous

This site seems to be very helpful in identifying the scammers and even though most people remain anonymous being a resource to help injured parties reconcile all that has happened. This is not easy for anyone and it affects so many people.

I, like Beverly's husband, received an email strongly suggesting that I check out this site and another that specifically addresses Kevin Smith on a ship.

I will agree that our marriage hasn't been the same these past 5 maybe even 10 years so I checked the site. I was crushed as I identified a story line that I knew was my wife. So many thoughts and emotions hitting me all at once. After I let everything settle in and began to think rationally my biggest thought was how could all this happen.

First off how/why did my wife get to the point where she would go against all of who she is to seriously plan to have an affair with a man who she was hoping to spend the rest of her life with.

Second, how could my wife who is an intelligent person fall for such an obvious scam?

I confronted my wife letting her read the email I had received and giving her a chance to explain it all to me. She did not deny it was her but at first was not ready to discuss it with me. After a little coaxing and showing that I was more hurt than angry she told me she was ready to talk. She like me had many emotions all swirling around at once. Her hesitation to talk was based on her embarrassment to admit to someone how big of an ass she was to have fallen for the whole scam.

It seems it started out harmlessly as idle chit chat. Then the scammer picked up on her unhappiness about the current state of her life and our marriage. He played on her heart strings. Then she was captured by his romantic and caring conversations.

It was the same story as most on this site. The light went on for her as she was left sitting alone in a hotel room waiting for her prince charming. I am still trying to comprehend how she fell for someone that she had never even seen except for his bogus pictures or even had a verbal conversation with him.

After crying alone in the hotel room she began to do her research and received an email that pointed her in the right direction.

When all was said and done it appears that we were swindled out of just over $3,000. Sure losing the money hurts but cutting through everything what hurt the most was, what did I do that would drive this woman of high morals and values to do what she was going to do.

Cathy and Beverly I am in agreement with your husbands. We need to bear the burden of having screwed up so much that you went looking elsewhere.

We are on the road to rebuild what was once what we both thought to be a relationship that would never break. I am pretty sure that as open as my wife has been she is still not telling me everything. That being said we are committed to moving forward so the past is the past and no reason to get petty, it would just get in the way.

I wish all of you that have been affected are able to get your lives and relationships back together and focus your sights on moving forward. To Carries husband if you are out there please give her and your relationship a chance. You both deserve it.

You are all in our prayers.

Jan 26, 2022
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Finished with Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

Hi Carrie and Beverly, this is Cathy and I wanted to add a final message to you both and to all who were scammed by Kevin.

Beverly, I hope by now you have realized that you fell in love with an idea and not a real person. I pray that you have discussed this with your husband (his writing here touched my heart) and are working on your relationship anew.

Carrie, I felt our stories were identical and really related to you. I am so sorry Kevin may have come between you and your husband. I pray your marriage survives.

I feel like I am the luckier one. I told my husband and we talked for hours. He was so upset that he drove me into another man’s arms and we are putting all our time and efforts into our marriage. There are no hard feelings and we are only looking forward.

I spent the last three weeks leading Kevin on, promising him I would find money and it was fun for a while. My husband knew and was supportive, letting me ease out of my feelings so to speak. I decided tonight that I was wasting time on trash and decided to tell Kevin exactly what I thought of him and all I knew.

I am done with all the Kevin Smiths in this world and am making myself happy with my family and my new found backbone.

God Bless you all and I hope you find what you need and deserve.

Jan 26, 2022
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Bryan Veldon
by: Anonymous

Bryan Velden is striking again ladies. If anyone has anything to do with him, go and report him to the FBI. He has a new company listed on linkedin.

Brian Velde - Consultant - Centrol, INC | LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-velde-b2163aa
Bryan Velden Geoscientist/ Petroleum Geologist, Member of American Geosciences Institute(AGI) and The Geological Society of America(GSA)

Title: Consultant at Centrol, INC
Location: Wood Lake, Minnesota, United States

His phone number is 323-486-5248.

Jan 26, 2022
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Now he’s using the name Danny Raymond
by: Anonymous

A friend request came to me on Facebook for Danny Raymond. There were six friends in common from an organization that I belong to. I figured this was just a new person in the group and accepted. He had the same story for work.

We messaged a couple of times until I figured it out unequivocally that he was scamming. This group of scammers are still using this profile.

Jan 25, 2022
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Kevin Smith Collateral Damage
by: Anonymous

As I read these posts my heart is filled with pain and sadness that so many people, relationships and families have been ruined by these greedy scammers.

I, like Carrie's husband had received a random email alerting me to this site and all the posts. While my relationship with my wife has not been the same the past few years we had 15 great years so I never thought I had been driving my wife away. It turns out that I believe I have identified my wife Beverly on this thread as one of the ladies that have fallen for Kevin Smith's scam.

I believe the Beverly in these posts are in fact my Beverly. So far she has not come to me with her burdens of having fallen for the scam. I am hoping that if she continues to read these posts she will see that I am aware of what has happened and will use it as an opportunity to talk to me about what has transpired. If she is embarrassed or scared I want her to know that I am here for her. As long as she can admit that she was in fact scammed and that she really doesn't love Kevin.

I take a big part of the responsibility that I drove Beverly to look for friendship and love outside of our home. This does not mean that I am not hurt that Beverly was sitting in a hotel room expecting another man to come to her and make love to her. As bad as everything might have been how could she be with another man?

The money, this I consider Beverly almost stealing from me because I am the sole source of income in our world. However, the money is gone and there is no getting it back. I just hope that if I do have the opportunity to talk with my wife and try to save our relationship that she is 100% open and truthful.

I am very sad for Carrie that it seems her husband does not think their life together is not worth fighting for. If my Beverly is willing to come back I will fight with every bone in my body to make everything right.

Beverly, hopefully you find and read this that you are open to try and save each other and our relationship. Please come back to me.

Jan 24, 2022
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Facebook!
by: Anonymous

I heard long ago, about scammers on dating sites (they would want to communicate with you on an email address, then they would eliminate their account on the dating site), but I was unprepared when I was scammed on Facebook! This FB was the only romance scam I experienced. After concluding he/she was is a scammer, I dragged he/she along so he/she would have less time to scam other women. He/she scammed me way over $1000.

Though lots of people, except one person, said this is a scam this other person, I also encountered on fb after talking to the police, this other person on fb has many of the same things in he/she's profile. (Probably this other person is he/she, or a buddy with he/she!)

I contacted FB on this months ago, and he/she still has a FB profile! I contacted my state attorney - (Nothing!). I contacted the FTC. (Nothing!). I contacted the postal inspectors. I made a point, that the check I sent, would have tracking! (No one contacted me, though months ago I was given a case number.{The check, I had stopped, was attempted to be deposited. You know the deposit, in person or at an ATM, is on camera for 7 years.}). I contacted my city police. The city police have shown to be lazy!

I get the impression law will do nothing with these freeloaders though comments on this site enlighten me, so this wont happen again.

Jan 24, 2022
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Unbelievable
by: Anonymous

The stories here left me speechless and mind blowing. Last year alone those scammers made between 30-40 million from us only and in one state in Canada they made 26-30 million with counting the UK and other countries. Yes I spent 3 months talking to my scammer, yes he was very good at it, very well educated, yes I dreamed about us being together, yes I couldn’t wait to meet, but no I didn’t send him a penny.

He tried every story in his book of deceit, but I didn’t budge. I told him I would love to help but only after we meet, even if it’s for a minute than I'll know that you’re real. He needed me to give him $7000 LMAO. I have 2 jobs, wake up every day 5am in the morning, just got divorced, and I have a ten year old.

Yes I am lonely but not desperate, no loneliness is going to make me send that kind of money to a complete stranger. Once I realize he was a scammer I cut all communications as my time is precious and keeping my sanity is important cause I am a mother. Was it ward to let him go - hell yeah, did I missed talking to him at some point yes.

Before cutting him off I thanked him for making me feel again and believe that one day I can fall in love again. I told him "you didn’t hurt me one bit, you just opened my eyes to lots of things out there that I didn’t know.

To all of you who got scammed, please don’t be afraid to go back out there and look for love, because of them we can smell a fake/ scammer a million miles away. I learned a lesson and move on so never let another scammer take you for a fool ever again.

Jan 24, 2022
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Kevin Smith Beverly
by: Carrie

I don't like to identify myself but Beverly I need you to see it is me.

I was very happy for you when I started reading your post. It sounded like you finally caught on to both Cathy's and my stories identifying Kevin for the true scammer he is. Then you proceeded to say you were still torn. I know how hard it is, I was there. Head over heels just like you. And then embarrassed just like you. Run Beverly cut your losses and run as fast as you can.

Other than pouring my heart out on this post I was dealing with the whole mess myself. How could I possibly let anyone know how big an ass I was. Then a few days back out of the blue my husband asked me if I Knew a Kevin Smith? It seems that a concerned individual sent an anonymous email to my husband with links to both this site and the Kevin Smith position I created with pictures.

Finally I had someone I could talk this whole mess through with. After sharing the whole story with my husband I felt so much better. However my husband was not very understanding or supportive. He didn't care about the money he was hung up on the fact that I was going to be cheating on him. He is very irate and angry. He refuses to even talk with me. I am not sure what our next step is going to be but I think I have lost him?

So be careful if you do decide to share it all with your husband. I hope he is more understanding than mine.

Beverly I hope you finally open your eyes and move on with your life.

Jan 23, 2022
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Don't play with them
by: Anonymous

Those of you that are stringing your scammer along are playing with fire. What you are actually doing is continuing to fill yourself with what the scam fills you with. This is not healthy, further more if you don't think they are not selling your email, phone number and whatever else information on you, you're wrong.

The FBI cannot do anything to get your money back. Get on with your life.

Jan 23, 2022
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Kevin Smith/Beverly
by: Anonymous

Oh dear Beverly, I wish I could speak with you. Honey it is not possibly, it is a scam honey. Please find some strength within yourself to block him. Your life will continue to go down hill.

We all are embarrassed. I am very depressed at this time, I told my kids about it they are very supportive but on the other hand wondering how I let someone do this to me. Please Beverly, stop this now

Jan 23, 2022
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by: Beverly

I have pushed back for now and told Kevin that I cannot come up with another $1,500 right now so we will not be able to reschedule his visit in two weeks. I told him I need to figure out a way to find the money without alerting my husband.

He said he understands but that he wants to be with his sweetheart/princess so bad so please work hard to find the money. I am sure his attitude will change as I struggle to find the money.

I am sad because since planning the trip and the challenges that are coming with it the romantic lengthy conversations with Kevin seem to be fewer and far between. I miss them.

Cathy and Carrie from reading your posts I feel like I know you both so well and feel comfortable sharing with you. As you can read from my comments I am still very torn. This has really only started in early December so for a little over a month but in this period I have been all consumed.

If I don't move forward I am thinking of just ripping off the band aid making a clean break and telling my husband everything. I am just so embarrassed to tell him that not only was I planning on cheating on him but that it was possibly a scam and I lost almost $5,000 of our money. Have either of you come clean and trying to move on?

Jan 23, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

Oh Beverly I so feel for you - it hurts so much I know! I’ve been there and it was 10 months ago that he blocked me and I never heard from him again! Had my money my love my time and oh my I hurt still daily.

I still read this site and and see ladies like you suffer these men need catching … but I know they never will.

I felt alive wanted and loved all the things you do. But it’s not real I know that now it’s a
Fantasy we learnt the hard way and there will be many more times we read the same.

I’d love to talk to women who have been through it all but I don’t know what good it would do just prolong the agony - it’s like a grief- move on please

Jan 22, 2022
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Set yourself free
by: Anonymous

Send NO MONEY! They are mean and they will string you along so long as you send money. There are websites to help with the psychological emotions with being scammed. I would encourage you to find counseling for yourself, so you can heal and get out of or fix your marriage, which drove you to seek the love you are missing.

Love yourself and take care of yourself.

Block, block the leaches NOW!

Jan 22, 2022
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Beverly/Kevin smith
by: Anonymous

Beverly honey, I know it hurts but it’s fake. You will never see Kevin. I understand how it happened to you. I never thought it would happen to me. I was not lonely, my scammer just knew how to use his mouthpiece and reel me in. Oh please Beverly, please don’t send anymore money.

Kevin smith is most likely some Nigerian guy. When the whole arrangement for getting to you plays out, he will go into another scheme such as investing in forex, and sending money to their broker. I have Been through it. I am waiting on my bank to investigate so I can get my money back. My scammer admitted he stole from me because he was hungry and impoverished.

I have proof I sent money for helicopter services that never happened. So get all of your evidence together and file an FBI case, the FTC and your local police.

Take all of that to your bank.

Jan 21, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Beverly

Carrie and Cathy you were both so right. Here I sit in a lonely hotel room since 3:00 this afternoon. Kevin was supposed to be here by 4:00. Surprise no Kevin. He is blaming it on his company and wants to try and reschedule for two weeks. I have been trying to email the agent at his company that supposedly made the arrangements for Kevin to come to me.

They finally responded asking me to stop emailing them because they don't know who I am. How could they not know who I am as I sent them $2,500? They knew me when I sent that?

Kevin said there must be some confusion and to keep trying. He says they will need another $1,500 to reschedule the flights in 2 weeks. What do I tell my husband is the reason for me to to visit my friend again in Maryland. I think he will probably think something is up. I think he already does because for the last month I have been happy and I haven't been happy in years. It has been 3 years since we have even made love.

This was why I fell so hard for Kevin. He was so romantic and made me feel special.

I am not sure what I should do?

Jan 21, 2022
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Harry Wong is a scammer
by: Anonymous

Please block and report him to WhatsApp. This slimeball is a scammer just like many of the fake oil rig workers posted on this website. I’m a victim like many women and men who have been scammed by these scumbags.

Do the right thing and block and report before your friend loses all of her money and gets a broken heart!

God bless you and good luck!

Jan 20, 2022
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Harry wong
by: Anonymous

There are a few stories on this page about Harry Wong, all you have to do tell your friends about this website so she can read them herself.

I can assure you Harry Wong is a scammer.

Jan 20, 2022
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Harry Wong
by: Anonymous

Can the those who posted Harry Wong, Desmond Cheng, Steven Cheng please reach out to me?

I believe one of my friends is talking with the same man on Whatsapp. He is working on a carrier offshore and one of his machines broke down. He has no access to his email and asked my friend to email the supplier on his behalf to order equipment.

1. Excavation Precision Flow.
(27190x2100x1630)mm

2. Armored Subsea Cables.
(0190x2100x1630)mm

3. Hydraulic Drilling Machine.
(27190x2100x1630)mm

4. Seismometer.
(0190x2100x1630)mm

He is claiming his company isn't allowing him to use internet to access his emails or his offshore bank account. (He is claiming he only has one bank account and it is the offshore bank account).

I'm worried about my friend and I want to investigate if that man she is talking to is a scammer or not.

I suspect Harry Wong is the same man she is talking to.

Please contact me if you also have been talking to the same guy using the same method.

Best regards,
From a very concerned friend

Jan 19, 2022
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Oil rig scam
by: Esther

I thank that I found some pages like this one, explaining how these people work. I come from Spain and a boy from a meet up group that I didn’t know sent me a message explaining that he was from Brooklyn, Robert Grey, worked as a electrician in an oil rig and he will visit Madrid soon and had to stay two years, and he wanted to know people and see the city.

He texted me every day but he didn''t explain personal details, he only said that he worked a lot and sometimes had to go offshore, and he wanted to know if I was alone.

I suspected something in a week, as he mistook my name when he changed his number, and he said he was 53 when I said I was 48; but his profile photo was from a quite younger man. I searched for oil rigs in America and found some pages talking about romance scams.

I blocked him!

Jan 18, 2022
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Ladies when you detect a personality change it’s probably because you are talking to more than one person. There are up to 4 maybe 5 different people talking to you. They hand you off to their buddies and report to them what they have accomplished in their time with you.

Remember you are nothing but a paycheck to them and they will do their best to get what they really want which is your money.

This info came strait from a scammer so I know it’s true. Take care

Jan 18, 2022
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Kevin Smith, And Beverly
by: Anonymous

Beverly are you joking or is this your way of asking for help?

Jan 18, 2022
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Capture their voice
by: Anonymous

I would encourage you ladies to record his voice or get him to leave you a voice message and then post it here. What is unmistakable is their voice. Those of you that it hasn't sunk in that you are being scammed if you hear his voice over and over again by other women, you then have to accept the truth, you have been scammed.

Jan 18, 2022
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Paul Martian
by: Anonymous

Dear Anonymous, please don’t send him money. I wish I saw this site before I was out 8k. God really intervened, that morning I saw this, I was supposed to send $600 to my scammer. I was so apprehensive, I started googling his name with engineer.

This site popped up, I read all this stuff and it was the same as my story. I confronted him with all of this, he laughed and said it was foolish, but there was a change in his voice.

So after that, I blocked him from everything. He has still been contacting me by email. Asking for forgiveness for doing this to me.

Jan 18, 2022
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Any one know Paul Martin or Paul Martains
by: Anonymous

Supposed to be on a rig in Ukraine. Asked for money for parts, clothes and a phone card.

Jan 17, 2022
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More Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

Beverly, did you not read our stories on Kevin and how we all got scammed by him? He does not love you, you are not special and you will never see him or speak to him!!! He wants you to pay for the cards with cash because a credit card purchase can be stopped or returned, not cash!!!

We all sent $600 for a phone but, he claims to not have a phone or minutes or reception. Don’t send a dime. He even called me Beverly!!

There are so many of us that he can’t keep us straight.

Run Beverly, run fast!!!

Jan 17, 2022
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Kevin smith
by: Anonymous

Dear Beverly, please don’t give this man any money or a phone. You will never see this man.

Jan 17, 2022
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The same story
by: Anonymous

My scammer Robert Karl—

Oil Rig north slopes of Alaskan

Same sad story

Anyone know him?


Jan 17, 2022
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More Kevin Smith
by: Beverly

Good evening everyone. Can anyone explain to me how Vanilla Visa cards work? Kevin asked me to purchase them and send them so he could buy a phone to be able to talk with me.

He said I had to pay for them with cash. Why would that matter? I guess I will ask him once he gets the phone and calls me. A $600 phone,

Jan 17, 2022
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one of Kevin Smiths three girls
by: Anonymous

Hi Carrie, your story is almost 95% identical to my own, right down to sitting in the motel room waiting to pick up the man of my dreams from the airport. You see, I am Cathy and have been called Carrie and another woman’s name.

I too, am continuing to talk to him to see how far he will go and how many times he will trip up. I have only distaste for him but, his loving words are quite romantic. I have turned him down so many times about the $1000 he needs for poor Steve’s blood transfusion. I wonder whose poor child that is in the horrific photos of a bloody boy in a hospital?

He needs my phone carrier information so he can join mine as he has no more minutes, but I plead ignorance of that information. Now, just a few hours ago he asked if he could please have the front/back of my license (did I not send it to the "company ") and my SSN and phone number!!!!!!!

I will worm my way out again and I am going to write a letter to the company to plead for his immediate release to me since hey, I already paid the money 🙄.

The 3 email address's you posted are the ones I am using with him too so, we all have the same information. What do you think Michael Holtz thinks about being hacked, I asked him (the real MH) and he won’t answer.

Someone PLEASE nail Kevin Smith's ass to the wall !!!!!

Jan 16, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Carrie

I have decided to continue my conversations with this man just to see how far he will really go. How long does he stay in the game if there is no chance of getting any more money.

One thing I know for sure is that he is talking to at least two other women because he has called me their names, Cathy and Beverly. When I call him out he uses that they are either his grandson Stephen's nurse or nanny's names. So Cathy and Beverly I hope you have found this site. I have started a new thread with the link below to be able to share his pictures.

https://www.watchforscams.com/kevin-smith-on-a-ship.html

I will try and provide updates as I continue to string him along. I am still out all the money but it actually feels good to have turned the tables on him.

Here are a few of the email addresses he has asked me to use to speak with his grandson and his company;

Stevekevin678@gmail.com
agent.consultant@bk.ru

Jan 15, 2022
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Kevin Smith pictures
by: Carrie

https://www.watchforscams.com/kevin-smith-on-a-ship.html

I opened up a new post with pictures. Let's get this a..hole.

Jan 15, 2022
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Angry
by: Anonymous

Makes me so mad to read these comments as I got caught too! I fell so deeply in love with the affection and the words and voice and oh my I had never heard of scammers being intelligent professional.

I used to watch my phone waiting for the call - he got beaten by his work colleagues cause he couldn’t buy the part for the rig!

I sent money.
I sent gifts.
And I lost it all.

I so wish we could get these guys caught! They just block us and there is nothing we can do. This site was my saviour and after months of tears and heartache I got over it.

Ladies be safe

Jan 15, 2022
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Alex Derwin, or Lex Marsh
by: Anonymous

Well what can I say. He promised me the world and conned me out of thousands of Macedonia money. I later learned he is Nigerian and even though I reported him to the authorities there they have done nothing.

Please do not fall in love as stupidly as I have. I have lost everything and felt like killing myself but I just have myself to blame. Please I need to add a picture. His fake name is Alex Derwin, or Lex Marsh but his Nigerian name is Temiloluwa John.

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 15, 2022
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Kevin smith
by: Anonymous

Carrie, it’s a scam, Kevin is definitely not coming. I though I was not that Dumb to ignore the red flags. I have blocked my scammer but he is still trying to email me. He actually admitted that he stole money from me because he was desperate to get hooked up with these people that scam to survive in his country.

He said he did it out of anger and frustration of his situation. I said wow you admitted it. I will take this information to the bank along with the other evidence I took to try and retrieve my money back. I also opened an FBI case and with local police.

So honey I am so sorry this happened to you also. Kevin is not coming. Keep ignoring his calls, block him!!!!!

Jan 15, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

How can you keep talking to him, when more than half of the posts here are about Kevin Smith being fake, a scammer, a piece of shit. This website is Amazing and I am glad I found it and my scammer didn’t get a penny from me, but unfortunately for those of you ladies or gentlemen who sent them money, what they do with your info is they put your name and phone number in the dummy list and sell it to other scammers.

I saw a few documentaries about catfishing and it was mentioned by them losers that once they get money from you they will immediately put you on that list as an easy target.

To the lady in New York waiting for Kevin Smith, get up shake it off take a plane back home, yes it is heartbreaking, humiliating , embarrassing but you have to move on. Remember the more you stay over and talk to them, the more you’re giving them chances to scam you.

They have a reason why they want to keep talking so they can manipulate you, it’s psychology 101.

Jan 14, 2022
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Gorge
by: Anonymous

Just recently started using the facebook dating app. This guy requested almost immediately to talk to me. Thank GOD, I noticed the bad spelling and mispronunciation. I do not believe that a real engineer would have so much trouble with the English language. Perhaps it is just a wiser idea to deactivate the app. I am not that lonely.

Jan 14, 2022
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Kevin Smith Final Burn
by: Carrie

I am devastated. I sit here alone tonight in a hotel room totally humiliated and now financially broke. Some how I found the money to fly Kevin off his ship to spend a long weekend with me here in NY. Everything was supposed to be perfect. I was going to finally get to hold the man who calls me sweetheart and his princess.

His excuse for not being able to make it was that the helicopter pilot had a death in his family. I guess everyone else's story on this site is true and I am screwed.

Kevin is telling me how sorry he is and how much he loves me and that we will try again. I can't even talk to him right now. I have been trying to contact the Agent from his company who coordinated everything to try and get my money back. So far he has not responded.

I am scared too, I had to send them a copy of my drivers license to make the plans. Is there anything they can do with my license?

I believe I have learned my lesson. This is the last time I will fall for a cute guy and his dog

Jan 13, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Carrie

In a weak moment I let him suck me back in. I knew better but didn't want to believe it. I sent him $2500 in gift cards to help him arrange his flight off his ship. We were supposed to be together tonight but surprise surprise something happened and his company would not let him leave.

When I pushed back on him he actually tried to make me the bad guy. Accusing me of having another guy in my hotel room. He is a master of deflection. I know I said it before but this time I am really done. If I don't stop talking to him he will try and suck me back in.

My whole life is a shambles. How do I bounce back?

Jan 11, 2022
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Bryan Veldon
by: Anonymous

Has anyone else been contacted by Bryan Veleden? He reached out to me through Facebook. I think he is currently trying to scam me. He says he is Dutch and owns his own company, which cannot be found anywhere.

He claims that he is a 48 year old geologist that graduated from University of Texas and got his masters in the Netherlands. He lost his wife to cancer and has no other family.

So far he has been calling me from 323-486-5248. He has a work trip planned to Texas, which I don't believe. He is going to be going on a ship to win a contract with an oil company. Hasn't asked for money yet, but I know its coming.

Sounds like pretty much all the stories on here. I will be reporting him to the authorities. Be careful of this predator.

I am glad I found this site and it should go viral. Need to put a stop on this people.

Jan 11, 2022
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Report
by: Anonymous

Hello. Yes I agree, I posted about a person named Harrison Green. I reported to my local police to get a police report on file, FBI and the federal trade commission. I am still in shock I let this happen, I ignored all of the Red flags

Jan 11, 2022
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Report
by: Anonymous

Ladies you need to report these oil rig scammers to the FBI. The more of us that do, the more the FBI can catch these people and try to retrieve our money. I have reported Bryan Velden two times. I was able to provide the FBI with the two phone numbers I had for him. One is still in service.

The website to report these scammers is: www.ic3.gov

I urge you all to report them. Lets try and put an end to this.

Jan 11, 2022
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Randy Philip … SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

If anyone gets a friend request from Randy Philip in California from a oil rig he is a big time scammer and has used many names. The person behind this photo lives in Mississippi and his name is actually Keith. This is a Nigerian and he will take your money.

I personally know of 5 women he has scammed. Block ASAP. Just search the name on FB and go to facial recognition and put his photo in you will get his story

Jan 11, 2022
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More Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

OMG. I wish I had seen this site earlier. I am out over $12,000, a broken heart and totally humiliated. Kevin and I were supposed to finally be together for the first time. I worked with his companies Agent to arrange what they called an evacuation getting him from his ship to Aberdeen and then a flight to me in NY.

There was a lot of back and forth because I didn't understand a lot of what they were asking. In the end I sent $10,000 to cover the cost of a helicopter flight off the ship. Then $1,000 each way for a flight to NY.

I booked a hotel for 4 days for another $600. I was all set to pick him up at the airport on Friday. Thursday Kevin tells me he can't leave because there was a death in the company. I tried to get back in touch with the agent to reschedule the trip and I started getting the run around. When I asked him for my money back since the trip did not happen I have heard cricket's.

A friend told me about this site and reading all the other comments I believe I am screwed. Kevin just keeps blaming the company and continues to tell me how much he loved me and wants to be with me.

Help!

Jan 10, 2022
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I-Tune Cards
by: Anonymous

There is like 10 of us that have a Sébastien Izambard who sings with II DIVO but has had his name stolen and pictures and the person is asking for 100-200 dollar I-Tune Cards. It is sad they would think it is him being a millionaire asking for simple I-Tune Cards.

Just be careful because Whoever it is knows when his children were born and where. He gets mean and very angry when you say No. Do not send this person a thing. He said he knows I have it to buy them, I said so what I do I will Not give You money or cards of waste it on you.

I was Stupid once but will not ever fall for an oil Rig worker again or any of these stories again.

Please be careful and do not fall in love with one of these fakes. Happy I woke up. The other one was Daniel Powers from Nigeria or Uganda something like that.

God Bless

Jan 09, 2022
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Kevin B, Whittier CA
by: Anonymous

This site was formed to help protect you.

This site never asks you for money.

This site warns you to never send $$$.

The man or woman you are communicating lies about who they are always!!! The pic or video of this person is NEVER, NEVER, NEVER the cockroach you are communicating with.

More often than not they have unusual alias names they use are two first names you cannot actually verify through Google or any background checks.

Women you are unique and desirable. Men, you need not try to save these unreal fake people screwing with your loneliness.

Believe me, their live FaceTime or other phone live camera call will never happen. Their camera does not work or on an oil rig it has fallen to the bottom of the ocean etc.

It is crazy. There may be a match next door. But in all the years I have been checking this site, there has never been a happy, honest, truthful and loving finish.

Please read the contributions prior to this one for warmings. The not real person Kevin Smith is a thief out to destroy your life, to the point of asking you to gets loan so he can fix his rig.

He will use old oil rig disaster photos of the crew on fire and dying. Everything from his first contact with you from dead or cheating wife you’re child or boarding school are there to get your sympathy and money - PERIOD!!! The people on fire are from old disasters.

No oil rig engineer is required to pay for the rig repairs. They cannot work on a rig without having a valid account and direct deposit. They never have their account frozen and need your money to reopen an account or for a helicopter ride. Really?

Let’s have a good 2022 and make efforts to meet locals. I know I am looking within a 20 mile radius max. Good luck and God Bless!

Kevin B

Jan 09, 2022
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Kevin smith
by: Anonymous

Start the process of blocking him. It’s all lies!

Jan 09, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Carrie

It looks like he is getting sloppy and confused. I am really glad i caught on to him because he has been working on me for some big dollars.

We are trying to get his company to allow him to come see me so we can meet for the first time. He told me I need to tell the company I am his wife. Wouldn't they know his wife? I had to send $1500 to start the process. I was so excited getting close to finally meet and hold him.

Now the agent involved is saying I need to come up with $12,000 for a helicopter to take him from the ship to Aberdeen airport. Where am I supposed to get $12000?


Jan 09, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

Yesterday he called me Carrie, not my name. He fumbled a while and said it was a typo as he wanted to know my phone carrier, yeah right. The pictures he sends me of himself are, in fact, pictures of Michael Holtz and a boy named Isaac Holtz.

I am convinced Kevin is using Michael’s photographs as his own, why would Michael use his own photos and an alias? I am still talking to him as I am trying to see how far he will go and I am absolutely NOT sending him money even if he says "How will you feel if I lose my boy over 1000$".

I love stringing him along now that I know I am not his one and only, LOL. I was not shocked to see the post from Carrie. I was told the nanny is Clara!

Jan 08, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Carrie

Glad I finally found this site. I was getting suspicious because he kept asking for money. I didn't want to believe it but tonight he called me by another girls name and usually just calls me sweetheart or princess.

However, tonight he called me by a name and I said it was not my name. At first he tried to deny he said it. Then after pushing back he claimed it was his grandson's nannies name. I guess he really loves the nanny.

Still pushing me for medication for his grandson Steven. He is trying to guilt me into sending him the money. How could I be so heartless to let him lose his boy?

I am torn he at such a smooth operator and what if there really is a dying boy? I am going to go out and look at the pictures to see if it is my Kevin.

I am still talking to him but there is no way I am giving him any more money. He is starting to get angry.

Jan 08, 2022
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Harrison Green
by: Anonymous

I feel like I’m am going through Stockholm syndrome. My scammer keeps trying to call me and text, I blocked every number he’s called from. Saying he loves me and please don’t do this, "I am not a scammer". Part of me wants to have hope but nope. The stupidity has left the building

Jan 08, 2022
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Anthony David Strom
by: Anonymous

Hi girls, I am glad I found this site. I met this guy on FB, and he was very handsome and romantic. Divorced and his wife was cheering with best friend, so his son is not his 😂😂

He lost trust in people and wants only me…..he is now on the oil rig, and started to ask for money because his cylinder broke…and he is subcontractor and needs money to finish project.

He want me to send money over Blockchain to a company in Turkey that is producing cylinders. He is supposed to live in Vancouver but we never video chatted, but we speak regularly on the phone.

Yesterday I realised it is a scam, and I followed my intuition and didn't send any money. Now I am just pissed off.

Think we are faving with a scammer organisation.

Girls, what we can do?
Game on!

Jan 07, 2022
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Daniel Bryan
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Daniel Bryan as these stories sound very similar except that he is 59 about 5.8, brown eyes and pleasant to look at. He sent me a friend request through a mutual friend.

His profile disappeared the next day. He said he was lonely and sent me a song by Celine Dion - I close my eyes when I see you a love song. He said he was having feelings for me. I have got to admit I let him continue. He asked for my phone number, email and wanted my address then 7 days later he said his wallet fell into the sea and he didn't have enough.

No I did not give him money or the wallet he wanted me to gift him. I told him to ask the guardian of his boy. He said he was a Marine Engineer and offshore Ireland

Jan 06, 2022
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Kevin Smith finally found proof
by: Anonymous

Thank you to the person who put forth the effort to utilize Social Catfish and identify their Kevin Smith to be a fraud.

I called him out in a conversation on Hangout calling him Michael. At first it didn't even sink in because he obviously had numerous conversations in the works. When he finally paid attention and realized I was calling him out he didn't even put up a fight. Surprisingly he signed off by just wishing me luck. No acknowledgement.

It looks like he is just cutting and running. I will have to see if he has the balls to ever reach back out to me.

This is a very big weight off my shoulders. Thank you to this site and everyone that offers their own challenges and experiences.

I know that I got sucked in at a very low point in my life and I didn't think I had anywhere else to go. I am still at that low point but hopefully I will not leave myself open for an experience like this ever again.

I hope everyone here finds their own peace and is able to move on?

Jan 06, 2022
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Harrison Green
by: Anonymous

Thank you for responding. I just can’t believe this whole oil rig thing. I am so quick to hang up on people when I sense a scam. He intrigued me, and I don’t know why this happened but it is definitely a learning experience.

I am not a person that is desperate for a male companion. I am a person that has a big heart and when people are I distress I am there. I also filed a complaint with the Federal trade commission. This is so wild. I have not told my family anything.

Christmas was horrible because I had no money, I tested + for Covid 2 days for Christmas and so that was my excuse to cancel Christmas at my house. My kids are still waiting on gifts. This may destroyed me financially, but I will get back what he took

Jan 06, 2022
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Harrison Green
by: Anonymous

To reply to your story - please don’t be embarrassed or mortified this has happened. It has happened to us all and this is how we all found this site.

It happened to me - and I feel so stupid and embarrassed too, to think someone could be so nice loving and handsome would want to talk to me - ALL the red flags were there and I ignored them all.

It can’t be happening to me ! But it did.

I’m angry - so angry and so frustrated and hurt what a fool I was - you will get over it and it will take time. I still look at my phone wondering how or why I got into the situation.

But it will happen again to someone else who does not know this happens and there are so many callous people out there.

So all we can do is alert others and this site is a godsend for exposing these nasty nasty people!

Please take care

Jan 06, 2022
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Harrison Green
by: Anonymous

I am embarrassed to even write this story. A man by the name of Harrison Green contacted me on Facebook messenger back in September of 2021. He claims he saw my picture in a Facebook group called pursue:dating page. When I responded he immediately called me through messenger.

I told him he needed to do a video chat, and the first red flag was he made up an excuse that his phone camera was broken. He is a charmer, but the pictures on his Facebook page I’m sure is not him. He is very handsome. He says he is from Trinidad but has been in America for 35 years. After 2 days he was already telling me he loved me. I should have ran. He came across a a God fearing man and we engaged in scriptures and prayer frequently. The devil also knows the Bible.

So moving forward during conversation he said he was an Engineer and obtained his first contract with Diamond offshore drilling. The oil rig was off of the Gulf of Mexico. He claims he is from Detroit Michigan. He states he has a son and his wife died in a car accident 3 years ago. He claims he has been an engineer for 20 years and this was his first contact with his own crew.

So fast forward again by October his supposed assignment was completed and he was going to get helicopter lifted from the oil rig to Houston Texas. So the pilot contracted Covid he "found out through a colleague of the pilot". So the colleague of the pilot said he can pick them up but will cost $8000. "Harrison Green" states his check was held up in a post office in Houston and he put all of his money into this project and he has nothing.

I ignored my instincts and offered money I had. At the time was $2500. I should have know better than to cash app instead of getting an invoice. I am so stupid I can’t believe I fell got this. And there is more as I thought I was doing my due diligence by telling him I wanted to speak to the pilot. So he sends me a text from the pilot saying I can email him.

Pilot Kennywalkerofficial@gmail.com

He claims the other pilot abandoned the helicopter so he needed more money for gas and oil change with was $5000 more. You know what I don’t want to bore you with my stupidity. Long story short, I was taken for $8500. He was supposed to get me double my money when his check clears, so there was another problem and he needed to pay the lawyer of the company that wrote the check as the bank needed a letter and the lawyer wanted $10k to draft the letter.

At this point I listened to what has been in my spirit all along. I then blocked him, went to my bank and notified them I was victim of a scam and also going to file an FBI claim.

There is so much more to this story, I can go on for days. I still can’t believe he got me, he tugged at my heart, and man I was blinded. I kept having dreams of deceit and apprehension but I ignored them.

I can’t believe this oil rig scam is a thing. I googled his name and this popped up. I hope this helps someone, as it’s not our fault for being kind, trusting and wanting to find love.

Jan 06, 2022
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Kevin Smith finally found proof
by: Anonymous

I don't know if I am more excited because I finally found proof he is a fraud or crushed because any glimmer of a chance that he might be real is gone.

I am not sure on the other names being used but my guy is Kevin Smith. He has sent me pictures all along and I was finally able to use it to catch him.

So it turns out that Kevin Smith is actually Michael Holtz, Founder & CEO of Smart Flyer. Obviously a very successful business man who doesn't need to be stuck on a ship begging for money to help his sick son.

I am not sure what my next step should be? Do I call him out on it or just stop communicating with him with no explanation

Jan 05, 2022
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Bryan Velden
by: Anonymous

To the person that added about Bryan Velden. I have screen shots of everything including photos and a voicemail he left on my cell phone. His cell phone has been disconnected and his Linked-In profile has been deleted. The FBI is on it.

Jan 05, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

All of you ladies that are still talking to this Animal are in denial, you are still hoping and praying that maybe he will come to his senses and fall in love with you for real. Wake up people they are professional scammers, they’re not in it for love ad you ladies are they’re 9-5 jobs/ paychecks.

Keeping you on the line to play with your emotions is what they do best. I know it’s ward but Ladies you have to cut it off as the more you stay on the line talking to them heartless piece of shit of a man, the more you will get attached.

Cut the cord, burn the phone down or throw it in the ocean 😂 as the reason they are doing it to us is not out of respect, it because they think women are emotional, desperate, lonely and some stupid, so please don’t prove them right.

Jan 05, 2022
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Additional Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

As I continue to give him anymore money he continues to move back and forth between piling on how much he loves me and telling me I never loved him.

I am expecting it won't be much longer before he ends our conversations. Even he as ignorant as he seems to be will have to read the writing on the wall.

I feel bad for the individual he mentioned they had given him $2500. I know it won't make you feel better or less betrayed but I am out $3500 and he is asking for more for medications to save his son.

I am hoping he rots in hell.

Jan 05, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear that others have been taken by this man. He was just so smooth and sweet. He seemed to know exactly what to say to win my heart.

As hard as it is to believe I fell for this as he was what I needed at a low point in my life. I too am still talking to him everyday and am just curious as to how long he will stick around when he realizes he is not getting any more money.

I am curious to see pictures he has shared but I can't seem to figure out how to attach them.
I have plenty more to share but right now I am too embarrassed and hurt.

Is there a way we can get this guy?

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:

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Jan 05, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

Has anyone shared photos of their man so we can compare ????

Jan 05, 2022
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Kevin Smith
by: Anonymous

His story is so convincing, his pictures captured my heart and his words had me hooked from the beginning. Works on ship in Ireland, from Oslo, Norway, wife and daughter died in car accident, he has custody of his grandson (me and grandson are all he has).

Sent him money to come see me, needed a phone so visit delayed; someone died in accident so visit delayed again. I only sent 2500 (yeah, only). Grandson is now dying in hospital (3 weeks now) and he is begging me for money for a blood transfusion or he is going to die.

I have given him no more money, but he asks every day (how will I feel if the boy dies because I would not help him by sending only $1000). I still talk to him every day but am on to him and will definitely not send a dime! We talk through hangouts and he says he cannot call because it is not allowed on the ship.

I have no idea where he is getting all the photos of himself he sends, there have been about 8 different ones and explicit photos of his grandson all bloody in a hospital, 6 of them !

Jan 02, 2022
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Additional Kevin Smith Scam alert
by: G O'Brien

On a ship with all assets frozen and needs money for sick son/grandson. Met on WWF. Started casual but somehow fell in love with me in two days. Another red flag missed. His primary email address is Kevinsmith7771111@gmail.com. Took me for thousands. Trying to get authorities after him.

Jan 02, 2022
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Seems to also go by Kevin Smith
by: G Obrien

All the signs are there of a scammer but I just refused to see them. Supposedly working on a ship with poor internet connection so not always providing an immediate response. Lost his wife in an accident. He has a son or grandson he can't keep his story straight. Obviously telling different stories to too many people.

One day the child is perfectly healthy and the next he needs money for life saving medication. He cannot access his own money because he is on the ship. A nanny was taking care of the son/grandson but why can't she help?

Provides almost canned pictures of himself and a huge home. Lives somewhere in the UK and speaks Norwegian, so his English is very broken. More ignorant than broken. Asked me to work with his company to arrange leave to come see me. He called it an evacuation. The catch was a $12,000 helicopter ride. One of the biggest flags I missed was he always called me sweetheart or princess so it didn't matter how many conversations he had going he would never use the wrong name.

I think he only used my name once or maybe twice. Continues to push for cash and only backs off for a day when I say no. Tells me I obviously don't love him if I won't even send $1500.

More later. He is a scammer run from him now.

Dec 28, 2021
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Bryan Velden
by: Anonymous

Bryan Velden - he didn't get me as I got suspicious and started to snoop. I found another post on this site and also did an internet check for the photos I was sent- they are all over the internet and appear on various sites including porn, hook up and model sites.

The company he has listed on LinkedIn is invalid, and no corporation in CA listed. Only 2 photos on his Facebook. Facebook dating had Sacramento, then a week later Hawthorne (very far apart in CA). So the Bryan Velden you are talking to, who knows who it is.

323-486-5248, called and the voicemail does say Bryan.

Ladies run, the photo gets you and yes he is HOT but, you are not talking to the photo!

Say safe and use your head.

Dec 27, 2021
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Scammer on ship
by: Anonymous

David Caldwell

Met him on xapit. Claims he’s a widow originally from Germany and has a 15 year old son Celestine.
Works on a ship. Claims to work for shell oil company.

Good at love bombing. He’s a master manipulator.
Says his accounts are locked. Wanted me to send him 5200.00 for a family inheritance of gold bars. Promised me a home.

Scam scam scam. Don’t give money to people on ships.

Dec 27, 2021
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Philip Brad
by: Anonymous

Marine Engineer theoretically working for Shell in Newfoundland Canada. Used the name Philip Brad and the profile photo of actor model Stephen Niese. He contacted me through LinkedIn and then continued by WhatsApp. Canadian phone number.

His several Facebook profiles had friends from India. I supposed that the Scammer Organization is set there. Similar stories. My daughters found out that he was a scammer. I have already blocked him in LinkedIn and informed.

Dec 25, 2021
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David Smith
by: Anonymous

He states he is widowed from California on an oil rig in the UK. Lost his wife suddenly. At the time I was talking with him his daughter was hard to reach because she was on an archeological excursion in Canada.

He was very sweet and too good to be true. I was skeptical at first and asked lots of questions. We talked about a lot of things. After about a month he told me he wanted to get back to the states but needed help. This is where everything changed.

He said his bank had a freeze on his account and the way he found this out is he was going to surprise me with a gift of a new car. He said he still wanted to get back to the states so he could meet me and get to know me better in person but with everything frozen he needed my help. I told him that I was unable to do that and he will somehow need to try to reach out to his daughter.

Pretty much after that never really heard from him again. I gave it 2 weeks then blocked him.

I met him through Xapit app just so the readers are aware I believe he also uses other forms of social media.

Dec 18, 2021
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Louis Anthony
by: Anonymous

I guess just for a good laugh, I didn’t uninstall hangouts so he can occasionally beg me for money. Last month it was my personal information to make me a beneficiary? Which he also needed money from me to set that up…yeah right!

This month it’s money for a BTA. I never heard of such a thing, wasn’t even sure what BTA stands for. Basic travel allowance. That’s what he called it, and told me to look it up! So of course I’m going to. I sent him my results Beware of anyone who requests funds for a BTA, or Basic Travel Allowance, as a requirement to depart another country for the United States.

There is no such thing as a BTA. In other cases, your Internet friend will claim to need a travel allowance, or travel money, to be able to travel to the United States.

His rebuttal was business travel allowance, but it wasn’t what he 1st called it. Nothing but a con artist!

Dec 16, 2021
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Bryan Veldon
by: Anonymous

He did send me a copy of the contract and a copy of the check he claims was the fist payment. I started suspecting something was up when we weren't talking every day. His excuse was poor signal due to the weather. You can only use that for so long.

I knew I shouldn't of sent him anymore money, however I had never heard of such thing as "an oil rig scam". I normally do not trust anyone, but I did with him. He was very convincing. He had the classic story line that he was a widower that lost his wife to ovarian cancer, but no children.

I had recently lost my mother to pancreatic cancer. We communicated for quite sometime before he asked for any money, as I was on vacation. I have his voice recorded in a voicemail. Thick Dutch accent.

Anyway, I alerted my bank and opened a fraud case and the FBI. I provided them with everything I had 2 1/2 weeks before I confronted him. Obviously he ended up deleting everything. He is killing my dog that has cancer, because I need that money for his treatment.

I am firm believer in Karma and that my higher power sees everything.

Dec 13, 2021
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Bryan Velden
by: Biggles777

Ask him for a copy of the contract he received from KCADeutag and he'll likely send you a copy of the one shared elsewhere on this site

Dec 13, 2021
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Black Axe
by: Anonymous

People should know that his picture (and others) are used by 'BLACK AXE' THE NIGERIAN ULTRA-VIOLENT CULT THAT HAS BECOME A GLOBAL MAFIA. If you have been scammed online you have probably been funding them.

Leaked documents shine a spotlight on secretive Nigerian gang.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59614595
news › world-africa-59630424

9 hours ago — The "Black Axe" gang has been operating for decades in Nigeria and is among the country's most-feared organised crime syndicates.

Internet fraud, not murder, is the primary source of revenue for the gang. The documents given to the BBC include receipts, bank transfers and thousands of emails showing Black Axe members collaborating on online scams around the world.

Members share "formats" – blueprints on how to conduct scams – with each other. Options include romance scams, inheritance scams, real estate scams and business email scams, in which the perpetrators create email accounts that appear to be those of the victim’s lawyers, or accountants, in order to intercept payments.

Dec 13, 2021
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Maxwell Jones
by: Anonymous

Maxwell Jones, worked on a ship in Caribbean sea for MJP INTERNATIONAL LLC. WIFE AND daughter killed in car accident. Been talking over a year. I sent 45,000 to this company.

Dec 12, 2021
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Is Stephen Delmar. Del energy solutions a scammer?
by: Anonymous

I would add the picture but seems I can’t in this site

[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:

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Just contacted me through LinkedIn. Telling me he is 50. He is divorced. Daughter died from Leukemia. Parents and aunt are deceased.

Living in England. Somerset/Wedmore and homes in NY. LA. Spain.

They have projects in Bahrain. Busy working from UK. Very polite and "nice". Not asking for money. I was worried about giving identifying information
as well as eventual financial scam. Right now, seems harmless. But just 1 week into texting through LinkedIn.

I searched and searched as seen his name associated with an oil rig scammer as the image is the same name. I checked the photo for Rufus and it is not the same one.

Just putting this info out here in case it matches up with a story.

Thank you all for your efforts in posting!

Dec 10, 2021
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Lorenzo Bryan
by: Anonymous

I looked up photos of Dr. Kort as mentioned in previous post and those are the pics the scammer is currently using. He is trying to video chat tonight to "prove" is is real.

I’m sure he had it all set up to not work correctly and freeze frame. He told me he is off the rig and now in Botswana working on his diamond business. WTF!! Asshat is being blocked right now.

Dec 08, 2021
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Bryan Velden
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about this man all I can say is report him to the local police or the FBI.

Dec 08, 2021
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Lorenzo Bryan
by: Anonymous

Lorenzo Bryan from Zoosk and James from Mingle is a scammer using Dr Joe Kork a psychotherapist from michigans photos on dating sites.

Asking for PayPal and bitcoin. This was featured on inside edition one year ago. Its a Nigerian young man.

Dec 08, 2021
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Over a month ago, he sent me a follow request on IG which I accepted because he was following a fellow IG member in my community so I thought he might be a local. Super sweet, kind and direct, he won my heart pretty fast.

It all seemed to be too good to be true but the phone calls with his kind yet strong German voice convinced me he was sincere. He said he was working 125 miles off the coast of Maine as an oil rig engineer and made it sound as though it was his project and in charge.

He said he met his wife who died 3 years ago in college in Michigan. They have a 5 year old and his wife died 3 years ago. He said he is from Norway. An only child. Mom died when he was 9 and him and his dad relocated to the US when he was 20. The one time Google video chat, which was mostly frozen, also convinced me because I didn’t know a live chat could be faked.

The image on the Google video chat and all the photos he sent are of a gentleman named Rob Murgatrod, who is a handsome very attractive man with a successful podcast called Work Hard Play Hard.

My brain can’t process this kind of hurtful deception.

Dec 07, 2021
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Jerry Lucas.
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to a man by the name of Jerry Lucas. He says he works on a oil rig 400 miles off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico and has one daughter.

Any one know who he is

Dec 07, 2021
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Anyone communicating with a Gerald Delgado?
by: Anonymous

About 2 weeks ago I received a friend request from a Gerald Delgado. His story is that his wife passed of "an unusual form of brain cancer" about 8-10 years ago, he lives in Sugarland, TX with his sweet 10 year old grandson. "Gerald" adopted his grandson after his daughter was murdered.

Our chats were going along OK until the other night he started asking me about my finances. He wanted to know how much money I had saved, how much I bring in every month. The thing is based on the places he has supposedly lived, which includes Australia.

The first time we voice chatted his accent was NIGERIAN. Since we chatted and I asked certain questions with the intention of vetting him out, I haven't heard from him since.

That was 2 days ago! Again, he put himself out there as an Oil rig engineer in charge of 200 men and the project, and who is supposed to receive $8 million at the end of the contract.

LADIES, BEWARE!

Dec 07, 2021
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Lorenzo Bryan
by: Anonymous

It’s seem like you’re doubting yourself? He’s 💯% a scammer. He’s testing the water by only asking you for $300, if you sent him the money later it will be thousands.

Lady please block him and run.

Dec 06, 2021
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Scam? Lorenzo Bryan from Zoosk
by: Anonymous

Connected on Zoosk with a man named Lorenzo. We have been texting for a couple weeks. He says he is a geologist from Italy and currently lives in Texas but is on an oil rig in the gulf. His phone number is from California.

We have been sending pics and calling. He has a daughter and says he’s divorced. He has an Italian accent. We had plans to meet over the upcoming holidays. Several days ago he said there was a fire in the barracks on the rig and his stuff got burned and there was a death. Friday he sent me a pic of him and some coworkers. Today he said he was off work because he didn’t feel well and his blood pressure was way high because he had not been taking his medicine due to it being burned up in the fire.

His credit card was also destroyed so until he gets his new card he can’t pay for new meds. Now he wants me to send $300 to PayPal to pay for his meds and gave me an email address. He said he’ll pay me back.

Sounds sketchy and like a scam

Dec 06, 2021
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Scammed
by: Calico

Anyone heard of Dave Weylon ?

Dec 05, 2021
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Bryan Velden
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by a male (Bryan Velden) that I met on a dating site called Tinder. We had been speaking for months on his cell phone. He is Dutch and had been living in Los Angeles for about 11 months. He moved here from Texas. He was a widower with no children. We bonded because my mother had recently passed from pancreatic cancer and his wife died of ovarian cancer.

I left on vacation to Hawaii for about a month. We spoke the entire time I was there. He has his own company and was getting ready to go on a work trip to Texas. He claims to be a geologist and that he was trying to get a contract with KCADeutag drilling company.

We went from speaking on the phone to Instagram phone. His handle is lovingheart60. We started to talk through because he was on an oil rig that had some kind of scare that could no longer use mobile devices. I still thought nothing of it.

He ended up getting the contract with the drilling company. He sent me a copy of the contract via email. After I got back from my vacation, everything seemed normal until one day he had asked me for the check that the company was giving him to get cleared. I was very skeptical at first, then he provided me with a photo of the check, which I still have.

We had already established a relationship about 6 months, so I thought nothing of it. I proceeded to send him a wire transfer from my bank to his Wells Fargo account. The total amount was 15,270. It wasn't all at once. We went from speaking a couple times a day and texting to hardly at all.

This started about a 8 days ago that he hadn't responded to my messages. When he finally reached me he claimed that there wasn't any reception due to a storm or something like that. I started to get suspicious, so I began to research this drilling company and ended up finding out there are what are called oil rig scams.

The more and more I read, the more and more things were similar to my situation. I sent him a message and he got upset with me because I questioned him about the check and when would I get my money back. I still haven't heard from him.

I don't believe who he says he is. I do know that he does have a Dutch accent, but does not live at the address provided nor does the cell phone number belong to him.

Dec 02, 2021
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Only because
by: Anonymous

On a social site, someone who scammed me, I saw this person had hundreds of "friends"….The person said he lived in a specific city in Italy. He and I spoke for months.

When he finally confessed, he said his age, which is 45 years younger then the guy I was chatting with!

So a scammer can get a friend, then add friends of friends, and add more friends of friends of friends of friends of friends.

Just keep this in mind, when someone contacts you on social media (also observe if he has more then one "mutual friend" on his friends list!).

Nov 28, 2021
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Be aware of Maiden Buffet Harry
by: Anonymous

This scammer targeted me on the Zoosk dating website. He didn’t get a penny from me. He created a fake website on google called

Maidenharryengineering

the website looks legit, but I can assure you it’s not. Please go google it and call the number on the website site being the one listed under his Florida headquarter so you can listen to his voice.

Yes he got the nerves and balls to record his own voice to fool people.

Nov 27, 2021
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David Stefano or D'Stefan
by: Anonymous

This man also goes by the name of David Stefano or D'Stefano profile and pretends to be an engineer and owns an Offshore Drilling Rig in Newport Beach. Ph number he uses 949-424-7895 or 949-877-1665 davidstef009@gmail.com or http://info@dstefanodc.com

Ladies dont let him fool you. He will tell you things you want to hear then soon will ask for money, laptop, iphone, and airpods. Will try to have you open an account for bitcoin. Will try to have you open an bank account under your name.

Will ask for your email to try and get any personal info you may have.

DONT DO IT! You will regret it. If you have not met the man yet DO NOT send anything to him. Guaranteed he will be a scammer just out to take your money. He has some guy by the name of Samuel Ritcihe that collects the money or items he wants.

LADIES DONT BE FOOLED!! Hoping someone will reach out to this man if he is not the scammer. He could also be the actual scammer. All info he tells you about him are lies.

Please be careful.

Nov 26, 2021
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Scammed
by: Anonymous

Jeremy Renner is an actor. OMG guys this need to stop

Nov 26, 2021
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Scammed
by: Anonymous

Jeremy Renner says he’s in New Mexico on an oil rig, and needs 8,000.00 to get a helicopter ride off the rig. To start with he needed five thousand dollars to fix the machine, and like a fool he hit the money from me.

I’m going to give you his information, he would only talk on WhatsApp and his email is jeremyrenner206@gmail.com

He’s got two girls whose names are Alondra and Lisa, wife killed in plane crash, but the first time it was a car accident. He’s from Cleveland Ohio, has a nanny taking care of his children.

Please let me know if any of you have chatted with this guy, as I believe he’s got a lot of women he’s talking to.

One more thing I have pics, but my gut says it’s not him, and I have been talking for over a year now, with most conversations are about money.

HELP ME TO SEE HES A SCAMMER

Nov 26, 2021
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

A guy contacted me on a social site. He looked very good! In telling me about himself, he sounded too good to be true though I noticed in his profile, he had many names connected to Ghana. He sent me in our messages many photos of himself.

We even went to a video app, which it showed the individual speaking with me. I showed a friend the photos, and my friend identified the photos as a well known British person (and video animation was used in this scam).

Though I did lose money in this scam, I’m a bit angry that this social site let this scammer have a profile dated 4 years back!

Nov 23, 2021
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Frankie Harrison
by: Anonymous

Frankie Harrison is a scammer. Says he is from Hemet, California.
Subsea engineer,
Several phone numbers 805-649-0996
951-394-3198.
951-450-4798 on Google Hangouts
Birth date June 12 1952

Met on Zoosk dating site. Story in Dubai on contract, accident happened, extended stay Gave him No money, didn't ask

Nov 23, 2021
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His name is "Duke Williams" or "Kisku Mikhael" from US
by: Anonymous

He wrote me on facebook that last Sunday. Her profile said Kisku Mikhael. He told me that his name was Duke Williams and that he worked for contract on an oil rig. That he is an engineer. He sent me his phone number. He said a lot of nice things to me about my appearance and that bothered me because I found it just as superficial as a fashion ad.

Then he asked me about my profession and what he was working on and my religion. I suspected it was fraud and told him and blocked him.

+1551-775-1737 "his phone number"


Nov 21, 2021
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Liars
by: Anonymous

Experienced very similar to the stories reported here. Almost felt for it! See the below email and if one of them asks you to send something similar because they can’t access their email at their oil rig platform for every excuses they come up with!

To Info@globalsteelplc.com

Hello Sir or Madam,

"Here is an emergency issue, really need your help.
I write on the behalf of your client as below:

Name:HARRY WONG

Email:Harrywong753@gmail.com

Location: Sarawak sea

Company:Petronas Oil And Gas Company Malaysia

I tried to access my email so I could be able to contact your company but couldn’t.

Could you please kindly advise us in the best and easier way to purchase a new Machine with the rest materials. Please provide their pricelist of the machine and materials with their dimensions.


Equipment’s name:


(1)Hydraulic Drilling Machine 27190x2100x1630

(2)Excavator Precision Flow

27190x2100x1630

(3)Seismometer

2 seats 0190x2100x1630

(4)Armored Subseacables

0190x2100x1630

Awaiting your swift response
Thanks."

Nov 21, 2021
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Harry Wong
by: Anonymous

Meet him on a dating app, his name is Harry Wong, number is +1 (850) 739-2621, he askd me for my number and talked on watsapp. He said he is a US Chinese that moved to Australia to start a new life as both of his parents are already passed away. He is working on a oil rig at Malaysia.

He followed the exact same story line as the reports mentioned here already. I find the exact email that he asked me to send to a supplier because he couldn’t get access to his email.

The same email reported by some one reported here

Nov 18, 2021
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JohnHarrison091
by: Anonymous

They’re not even good liars, I don’t understand the logic behind all of them pretending to be rich and asking for money later. The way I see it if you’re that rich, so what in the hell you’re asking me for money.

You’re right we need to stop this nonsense as too many people are losing their entire savings or even their lives because of them animals.

Nov 18, 2021
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JohnHarrison091
by: Anonymous

My scam artist’s IG profile name is JohnHarrison091. He claims to be an orthopedic surgeon from Seattle, WA. He claims to be working in Baghdad for the UN. Of course he is a widower with one child. After 4 days, he was madly in love with me. He does talk a pretty smooth game and he is handsome. After day 8, he started asking me for iTunes cards because the UN had botched his account or some BS!


I told him I didn’t have any money to send him. He went completely left!! Then he would apologize and ask me again to send him a iTunes card! I would say no and he would snap out again.

I blocked him from Hangout and Instagram but not after texting him details stating there currently are no UN doctors in Baghdad. Liar!

These mofo’s need to be stopped! I am so sick of them!!

Nov 15, 2021
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Fool
by: Anonymous

I fell for a guy who was a smooth, handsome, sweet talker and I feel such an idiot as I sent money and have addresses where he wanted me to send gifts.

I’d never heard of any of these guys until he started to be nasty as I was waiting for my pay check and things started to add up as being wrong.

I still miss the words and sweet calls - but I blocked him and I will get over the hurt and humiliation of being and old fool - covid he said kept us apart and I fell for that too !

Why oh why did I let this happen.

Nov 15, 2021
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Louis Anthony
by: Anonymous

He needs $4,300.00! to be his beneficiary? Tells me he loves me and trusts me…he should trust me. I haven’t tried scamming him for thousands! I don’t fall that fast especially if I have never met someone in person.

A few conversations don’t cut it with me. Especially when they’re based on lies! Beware of this smooth talker ladies!

Nov 14, 2021
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Louis Anthony
by: Anonymous

We met thru SongPop. Very progressive chit chat. Said his wife died of cancer 4 years ago, has an 18 year old daughter. No other family, an only child. Lives in Delaware. His typing was good, but sometimes he didn’t quite use American lingo.

Never heard of "I love Lucy " or Robert Redford. Seriously? Said he had a contract in Belgium and his "bag" with all of his credentials was stolen and he needed some money. I refused to oblige. He didn’t talk to me for 3 days. Says he’s still in Belgium.

Has another interview for a different contract, said he lost the other one because of one of his workers screwed up on the job? News to me, last I knew he was needing money to acquire the contract. Now his daughter isn’t 18, she’s a teenager who’s going to be 18 soon. He’s supposedly going to be 61 next month.

And now he’s from Michigan not Delaware. Closer to me, and he wants to meet me in person next month. Yesterday he called me via hangouts with a very nice voice and I’m still trying to figure out his accent. He also set up another situation where he is going to need some money. Our conversations are very progressive on his side.

My husband died last year, and from the beginning I told him I wasn’t interested in dating and not even in my own zip code! So tomorrow (Monday) should be interesting to see how much money he’s going to need.

BTW I changed my profile in SongPop. If I don’t know you, I don’t owe you

Nov 14, 2021
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Fake engineer name Maiden Buffet Harry
by: Anonymous

The people out there Catfishing women are shameless, heartless, narcissistic animals. Ladies its up to us to put a stop to it. I know we are all looking for the one, the perfect partner, I know some of us are lonely, and can get easily attached. We are dreamers and hopeless romantics, but please understand those animals are very patient, well educated, and scamming people is what they do as their 9 to 5 job.

As you can see most of them don't ask for money right away, they take their time to play with your mind, make you fall for them. This a well organized crime because they have patience and time to run it. We can stop catfishing or at least slow it down by spreading the word to anyone who wants to listen, so don't be afraid or ashamed of telling your stories to others as the more people are aware the less people will get scam.

Some of us here on this site are lucky, we were able to see through their lies right away and cut it off, but some of us lost a lot money, feel ashamed, pain and humiliation, but what some of us need to be grateful for is that we are strong enough to move on and we are still alive.

Those catfishing men are murderers, they have no idea of how many people out there they are hurting, and like I said before the women on this website are here alive to tell their stories, but
I am 100% sure there are other women out there who did not make it.

Please pass the word around and tell your friends and family and lets put a stop to men using woman like we are freaking puppets with no brains.

1- do your research by taking the first picture you have of the person and upload it to any picture identification website, like " social catfishing.com"

2- if you are not ready to meet, than ask them to facetime. If they can't facetime run, if facetime is blurry you can not see the person's face run.

3- if he tells you that he's going to travel to another country before meeting with you run, know that he was never in the same country as you in the first place.

After reading all those catfishing stories, they all keep coming up with the same lies and stories so it's up to us to stop the foolishness, stop falling so quickly and how can we fall in love with someone we never see and touch.

Enough is enough ladies lets get ourselves together.

Nov 14, 2021
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David James from Germany, working on rig in Norway
by: Biggles777

Hi

You said "I’m still playing along but trying to gather info to officially prove he’s a scammer."

You've already achieved it by posting all the red flags needed for an oil rig romance scam in this topic.

May I offer a pointer or two please?

1: You sound American, take a 5 day trial of socialcatfish, search the images and information you have. That'll cost less than $20 if you include an extra option or two offered. IIRC my last post here offers some guidance on other ways to look at an image and use the data.

2: If I understand you correctly, he's on a ship located at Oslo, Norway. Look at where that is on a map. He's not out in the North Sea or on a remote rig in Alaska

Is it docked or anchored offshore? Either way he's not remote. Captain or not if they're docked he has daily walk on walk off access.

With that in mind ask for a video call.

Communication infrastructure in Oslo is excellent. He's no reason not to agree if he want's to move to your state to be with his friend.

Nov 13, 2021
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David James from Germany, working on rig in Norway
by: Anonymous

A man named "Captain David James" reached out to me about a week ago and started chatting with me and said he wanted to be friends. I had a feeling it was a scam, but I played along with it. We have been messaging on WhatsApp. He says he’s from Germany, but is currently working as part of a contract in Oslo, Norway and has 2 months left.

He says he has a 10-year old son and that his wife passed away. He said he wants to invest money in US businesses after he finishes his contract and move to the same state I’m in to be with "a friend". He hasn’t asked for any money, but says he would give me money for certain things because "that’s what friends do".

He sent me pictures of himself and the ship and some of his coworkers. The WhatsApp number he’s texting from has an Alabama area code. I’m still playing along but trying to gather info to officially prove he’s a scammer.

Nov 13, 2021
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Stephen Madonia
by: Anonymous

I was also scammed by an oil rig person. He sent very good pictures of him in a board meeting getting a contract. He also has a daughter. He said all the right things to keep things moving along. Did you eat, have you rested, texting me all hours of the day and night due to the oil rig schedule. Said he made plans to visit me in December then fly to Miami to see his daughter. We will buy a house together and he has many surprises for me.

My kids thanks god for their suspicion (me going through a divorce and such). We found he stole an actors pictures and some of his profile. Also he video called me to prove himself and he looked similar to the photos.

But thank you for the passport number as he also sent a photo of the passport and it’s the same number you referenced.

I had offered to pay for the plane tickets to Miami but then thought no I better not and when I told him he flipped out saying you need to have Trisha or something like that.

Then he asked me to buy 2 100 dollar steam cards because he was out of data.

I told him to ask his nannie who is taking care of his daughter.

We aren’t talking anymore.

His name is Stephen Madonia. This fake guy.

Nov 13, 2021
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Oil engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

It happened to me a year and a 1/2 ago we met on tinder and he had me go to WhatsApp right away. He said I'm the one as his wife died from cancer 4 years ago. His daughter is in boarding school in NY. He charmed me and I thought he was the real thing.

After that a month later he said his daughter was in a car accident and needed money for her surgery. I sent him 1300 as I felt sorry for him but that was my rent money. After that happened I got evicted from my place I was renting. Moved to another town to find a cheaper room to rent. He has been asking for money saying his bank account is on hold in CA.

I fell for it like a fool, and he was was to come home last week from the Philippines. Didn't hear from him in 2 days, and then he texted me from WhatsApp saying he was arrested because he didn't pay his taxes. Now he is asking for more and says the payment he made went to a scammer.

I don't believe him anymore and if you come across a Mr Moore don't believe him. I lost everything because of this.

Nov 13, 2021
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Same story as of many in this forum, Steven Cheng pretended to be from Sydney, who has fake bank website
www.federalreserveoffshorebank.com
fake email info@corbalglobal.com and support@federalreserveoffshorebank.com

This person has many names, and has many complaints though real identity is not known. Watch out for him, he could be in any dating platform looking for his next victim.

Other names I have found are Desmond Cheng, Jackson Morrison, Steven Cheng and they all are the same loser.

Nov 12, 2021
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Derek Chandler
by: Anonymous

Stay away from Derek Chandler, as this is a scam and he says he is an orthopaedic surgeon serving in Yemen with the WHO

Nov 12, 2021
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Tom Cruise
by: Anonymous

Beware girls Tom Cruise on words. I am playing along with it at the moment

Nov 11, 2021
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Phone numbers
by: Anonymous

Add the phone numbers, because If we have been scammed we’ll know if they are the scammers to protect anyone else.

I see a lot of similarities from the scammers.

Nov 11, 2021
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Trust me
by: Anonymous

Anyone who’s on this site will hear the same story. From Alaska, trapped because the are detained from another country but these guys are from Africa, Russian or any other in that area.

Trust me, I have been scammed for a lot of money, so don’t believe a thing they say to you.

Ask them to send you money and see what they say to you.

Nov 09, 2021
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Fading Narcissists
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi,fam!

This probably pertains or doesn't apply to oil rig engineers, military, etc., but I think you will find this useful. It's a video by HG Tudor, who breaks down the many types of narcissists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNBae4zGYio


I've noticed that in the past three years, even people who pretend to be oil rig engineers, doctors working for the UN, etc., exhibit these traits.

They see us as the primary source of their fuel, too.

Nov 04, 2021
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Alex Terengganu Oil Rig from Malta
by: Anonymous

Alex (+6 01116961524) from Malta (when I asked him at first he said Bahamas then switched to Malta) but accent suggested otherwise. His accent immediately gave him away. Working on platform in Terengganu with bad service hence will only text you twice of thrice a day.

If you know anyone in O&G offshore, his schedule will seem off immediately. Same story as below, trying to find love bla bla bla with some sad background stories.

Confronted him and as expected he gaslighted me. Avoided lot of my questions when I asked for specifics events, hence already red flags.

Nov 04, 2021
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Larry Dutton/Dutton Larry
by: Anonymous

A man messaged me on Facebook awhile back and went by the name Dutton Larry, so we chatted for awhile and things went very fast. He started saying he would take care of me and that he was in love with me. He introduced me to his 15 year old son named Oscar and started to call me momma.

I even purchased a gaming card for his sons birthday. He even told me he worked at KCA Deutag and showed me a contract for an oil rig in Gulf of Mexico. It never got to the point where he asked me for money because my daughter did some digging online when I started having a gut feeling that something wasn't right.

Found many profiles on multiple social media platforms (Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook, multiple dating website) with the same name, same pictures, all posted around the same time frame. Until my daughter found his real Facebook within a few minutes and found out his real name is Luke Dutton and it seems as if his son is actually his nephew. I feel so stupid but glad I caught on fast. Be aware!

This is what he looks like!

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100074761771967

Nov 03, 2021
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I think he's on tiktok
by: Anonymous

Frank William:
Contractor supervisor offshore drilling
Widower, 1 daughter
California

Was just wondering why this person was following me and stumbled onto this page.

Nov 01, 2021
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Donald Solomon or David Chan
by: Anonymous

Hello,
I already posted my story about a romance scammer named Donald Solomon or David Chan on October the 1st, 2021 and here is a continuation of what you should read.

I kept going in our silly conversation, which didn't sound like between two adults and just waiting for the moment when his drilling device will break down, according to a common scenario written by scammers. I knew that he was an imposter, so I made fun of him, laughed with my husband of his stupidity. After 2 weeks of our conversation, his device got finally broke.

He sent me this msg:
"Honey at this moment, I really need a little assistant from you please. Honey the technician have confirmed the machine damage and I need to get a new one and the machine cost 215,000€ euro and I have paid already 205,000€ please I will appreciate if you can help me to complete the money so that I can get the machine soon ,I'm very sorry to ask you for this favor I already contacted the seller and he promised to deliver machine to me as soon as I complete the payment. I already told him that I will get back to him today.
The remaining one is just only 9,500 thousand euro . Please I really need the machine before next week so that I can meet up with the date. honey don't worry I will give you back as soon as the company pay me the contract in week ending okay."

I promised to send that money and asked him for a copy of his photo ID, passport and bank account. The following day he sent me a very pathetic fake Eni employee card with a photo. I found on the internet

https://apac01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdiscount.clearanceonline2021.ru%2Fcontent%3Fc%3Dfax%2520eni%2520spa%26id%3D5&data=04%7C01%7C%7C3dc4aa2342204e2f360008d9991ea201%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637709179131748182%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Ddc%2FfxPZlzFPZ7TB1gHMoZAJouNuJn3pn%2FkB9F3LjIw%3D&reserved=0

How the real card looks like, and this account number:

Account holder: Angela Idaboh
Iban; IT14N3608105138298899298904
Bic/swift: BPPIITRRXXX
Bank name: Posteitaliane
Address: Via Giacomo 7, vercelli. Italy

The problem was with the passport, he was probably too lazy to fake it.

Me: "And the last step is your passport 🙏🏼.
Everything will be perfect 😍"

Him: "Honey I told you I have it. But it's not with me here OMG. Honey dos it mean you are doubt on me? You promised to help me and I contacted the seller. Now he gave me the account number and he must be expecting the balance by now because I already told him that my wife will make the payment today. How will I get my passport now that I'm still at the platform? Or do you think I'm happy with my current predicament? Honey, honestly you are beaging to get me angry. You know I'm not in a good mood theses days. And you keep stressing me just because of 9,500 euro. If not for what I have spent. And this current unexpected problem. I won't have even asked you of anything before getting my new machine"

Finally, he sent me a copy of his passport. I haven't seen anything ridiculous like this before. He copied it from Pinterest

https://apac01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com.au%2Fpin%2F651825746067116138%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C3dc4aa2342204e2f360008d9991ea201%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637709179131748182%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=PehiNXOYZbdYlJhaeZnkrbL7fJGH8xK%2BO6ufjD8zvII%3D&reserved=0

and used an absolutely unacceptable photo. As soon as I received it I wrote to him, that I knew he was a Nigerian scammer and I had already reported him to the authorities and only needed to gather more evidence. I expect that he will be furious and will offend me but you wouldn't believe what happened.

He had backup plan B ready. He said that he is innocent, his friend forced him to do it and he wanted to tell me everything and other rubbish like he will go to confess to church, as this behaviour is against his religion and he knows he is a sinner 🙄.

The following day he called me and said that other scammers are chasing him, and he is starving, has no place to stay and asked me for money !!!

I pointed out that he still using a "company" (fake Eni) phone number so he sent me his "private number" and before I blocked him, he called me many times despite to 10 hrs time difference between Nigeria and NSW, so I had to turn off my phone overnight.

It's over now so I only hope that investigators will expose them soon.

Nov 01, 2021
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Maiden Buffet Harry
by: Anonymous

At the End of the month of august I subscribed to a dating website name Zoosk. A few days later I received a text from a man name Maiden Buffet Harry, claiming he's an engineer. From the moment we started talking over the phone he was already putting his plan in motion. The first phone call was from a 631-203-7434 number, which is an area code for Suffolk long island NY, and when I asked him how come you are calling from a 631 area code when your profile say you are located in Staten island his answer was his father passed away and left him a few apartment in Suffolk.

He told me he has a brother who's a drug addict and in jail that wanted nothing to do with him. He told me his wife passed away 10 yeas ago from cancer, but got remarried later to woman who was bisexual, but never told him about that, so he ended up divorcing her 3 years later. Told me he has an 11 year old son name Rolan, and he has an apartment in the city and a house in Staten island. During conversations he mentioned that he went to Belgium for a job interview, and that the Belgic government interviewed 30 different oil cleanup companies, and he was 100% sure that he will not get the contract because the government would most likely give the business to people/ friends. He told all that in less than a week of conversations, putting his scam in motion.

2-3 days later he told me he just received a letter from the Belgium government, that out the 30 companies 10 were choosing to go back for a second interview and his company is one of them. He received a letter on a Thursday and he needed to be in Belgium by next Wednesday for his interview. He pretended to call me while at the airport, and I heard a few flights announcements and he pretended he was running toward his departure gate. He told me his flight was going to be 7 hrs. He will call me as soon as he gets settled. He called me at 12 am a day later talking about jet lag. All that started at the End of August, and now we are in the 2nd week of September and he had to move from Belgium to Spain for the oil clean between the border of Spain and Belgium in an area named Melilla.

Me: honey when are you coming back?
Him: Belgium government are going to send delegates on the site to see, if am really the owner of the company I have to be there when they show up. 1 week, 2wks, 3 wks. goes by and finally after 1 month I got a text.

Him : Honey the delegates are here, they're going to be on the site for 3 days.

Me: okay

Me: 4 days later your delegates are gone now when are you coming back?

Him: honey I have to go back to Belgium to sign paper works and finalized things.

Me :asking him every day to facetime

Him: I am outside Spain in a very small secluded area and the internet / WIFI does not work well.

Me: everyday on the internet looking for his name came up with nothing, and he created a fake website name Maiden Harry engineering, and when you check it out on Google the website looks legit. The Headquarters of the fake company is located in Florida, Miami but when I googled the address a small house with a car parked in front of it pops up so the address was fake.

I went to the Florida government website (SUNBIZ) where all legit businesses are registered, and Maiden Harry engineering was no where to be found. My gut feeling told me he was a scammer, but he did not ask for money yet, so I said to myself let see how far he's going to take it.

Now we are 2 months down the road at the End of October 2021 and here comes the money issue.

Him: my check from the government is cleared but for me to transfer the money to the United states I need a few paper work, the notary at the bank is asking me 5% even in united states they only charge 2%. So someone from the same bank referred to a woman in a small town outside of Spain who can notarized the transfer papers for him for 2%.

Him: honey I will call you after talking to her.

Me: okay dear

Him : later the lady is going to do it for me for 40,000, but as you know darling I already spent all my money to hire people and rented the machines for the oil clean up, now I really don't know how I am gonna come up with 40,000.

Me: thinking this mother F..ker is out of his mind, but he's not stupid, I told my sister he knows I can not come up with that kind of money, so lets wait and see if he's going to bring it down.

Him: few days later honey my friend in Japan is going to send 20,000 and my mother is sending me 12-13,00. so do the math 20+13=33 what is left 7,000 bingo. I played with him just like he was playing with, but at one point I was getting tired of it, so I gave him a lot of hints about him being a fake, but he did not budge and he was determined to think that I was stupid enough to give him 7,000 U.S dollars.

To finish the story on October 29th I woke up and wrote him a long farewell text on WhatsApp's. All the pictures he sent me belong to a police officer in Edmonton Alberta, Name: Curtis Schriever so I texted him and said unless you are Curtis Schriever's twin brother, you are not him and in less than 15 mins all lines of communication I had with him went dead, all phones disconnected, WhatsApp's blocked.

Catfishing is not a joke, they are trained professionals, using every tools possible to scam people, remember when he pretended to be at the airport I heard flight departure announcement, meaning they have every type of sound effect recorded.

Please do your research, as it will save you time and money.

Oct 31, 2021
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

Met through Tinder, name is Fredrick, works on a drilling platform in Rio De Janeiro. Not the usual schtick, wants to go slowly, says he lives about 100 miles away, returning home soon. Has a daughter at university on the other side of Canada. Wife left him for his childhood sweetheart.

Seems very kind, wants a long term relationship. Been chatting on Skype for a couple of weeks, simple, "get to know you stuff". This morning he cannot chat, fire on the rig. His delivery is good, no doubt, but for a fellow with degrees in engineering, and allegedly American, he makes a number of small grammatical errors.

I've been suspicious all along, googled "OIL RIG SCAM" and all of this shows up. Time to play him a little...

Oct 31, 2021
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Larry Freeman - Google Phone Number
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Larry Freeman? 16 year old Rex Freeman in a reform school in NY?

Befriended a family member on Facebook, several messages in decides they should move away from Facebook and go to the What’s App and deletes Facebook Account. Now has a free Google phone number that shows Lincoln, CA.

Has sent flowers and asked for money, sent a picture of an oil rig that he "works" on but has never sent any real information like a real trackable phone number, address, selfie or anything.

Several of us have called this google number, he’s hung up on us when called out and then blocks us.

We obviously know this is a scam but family member truly believes it is legit and has even put her house up for sale and wants to move to meet him.

His number is 916-587-1081. Would love to know if anyone has this number or name contacting them. We have contacted local law enforcement and filing a complaint with ic3.com for the FBI to step in.

Oct 28, 2021
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Can't believe I let it happen
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about wanting to know if it is familiar if they have their bank accounts frozen yep it is and it is also normal for them to say they love you right away too and send flowers and poems as this is their way of getting to you and then the next thing they will do is ask for money.

If it was me I would not give them the time of day.

Oct 27, 2021
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Liar
by: Anonymous

Be warned ladies! I’ve never been a victim before, but it can happen to anyone. I did not get money stolen from me, but I definitely feel violated by this liar named Jackson Morris from Beverly Hills who is supposedly working on a rig in Malaysia.

Wants to send me flowers blah blah blah (just to get personal info). Asking me to send emails on his behalf since his email is blocked because of encryption issues on the rig. Luckily I created a new fake email account to send on his behalf that wasn’t connected to any of my personal info because I just had a feeling.

This man got so mad when I demanded to video chat with him, saying my intentions weren’t honest lol laughable!!! I did a background check on his name and info he provided and no such person came up. Then I did a reverse image search and there he was on Pinterest and Tumbler (stolen photos).

I immediately blocked him and deleted the fake new email I created. If your gut tells you something is off…It’s not your gut it’s God…listen and run for the hills. I will include the email info he gave me to send in case he’s after you!

Warning signs are that equipment was breaking and he’s on a timeframe for his contract, has to pay workers etc for extra time spent etc…I could see where this was going and it was a bouquet of red flags! It all seems pretty legit until you do the searching and this person doesn’t exist. He even had a LinkedIn, but that means nothing too if someone is truly a scammer.

He had no social media for me to confirm and was offended that I even asked, so if they get mad and try gaslighting you, think about it. Protect yourself from the evil lurking online. These people are bad!!!

Hello Sir or Madam,

Here is an emergency issue, really need your help.
I write on the behalf of your client as below:

Name:Jackson Morris

Phone :+16266082820

Location: Sarawak sea

Company:Petronas Oil And Gas Company Malaysia

I tried to access my email so I could be able to contact your company but couldn’t.

Could you please kindly advise us in the best and easier way to purchase a new Machine with the rest materials. Please provide their pricelist of the machine and materials with their dimensions.


Awaiting your swift response
Thanks.

Oct 26, 2021
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Can’t believe you let it happen
by: Anonymous

Please block this man as he is a scammer. All the signs are the same as I read this page. I know I fell victim too and I’m in the UK and I believed also. I sent money gift cards - and we texted for nearly a year with only one video call that froze.

Lots of pictures - however it took me 15 months to find that the man was a scammer.

You will never see him and you will never meet him. He will bleed you dry and mine went to WhatsApp from Instagram.

Please please take it from me my heart was broken but I got out.

Blocked
Do the same

Oct 25, 2021
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Can't believe I let it happen
by: Anonymous

I am in the UK. I started chatting with a lovely guy who started following me on Instagram. We moved from there to WhatsApp. We have been texting for quite some time now. His photos show him to be Portuguese, but his accent and voice makes me think that may not be the case.

One video call, but I could not see him clearly at all. He is stuck on a rig in Alaska, one problem after another. Bank account is frozen, needs funds. Talked about love very quickly. Promises me the best life.

I'm no longer sure I believe a word he says. Does this sound familiar to anyone ?

Oct 25, 2021
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Oil rig imposter and background check
by: Biggles777

Hi. Good note and you don't need to ask for a picture of them holding their nose or striking a pose.

That's what scammers do after shouting Alaye cause they're so daft.

Get a EXIF data extension or plug in and download the images you're being sent and it'll tell you the time, date, camera model and settings of the image your looking at.

So next time they say "I just took this selfie for you dear"

Examine the EXIF data and you'll find it's a 2 or 3 year old image

You don't need Tineye or Yandex to tell you it's a fake

Oct 25, 2021
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Oil rig imposter and background check
by: Sandra Clayton

Why do scammers want you to talk on Hangouts?
Google hangouts is a communication app created by Google and was originally a part of Google Plus. It became a stand-alone app in 2013, and integrated features from Google Plus Messenger and Google Talk to create the app.

As you increase your reach online, the risk of encountering scammers will increase. Sometimes when a scammer tries to target you, their attempt will be weak, and you will easily evade them. Other times, advanced and more cunning people might focus on you and catch you unawares. One popular platform where these scams happen is on Google Hangouts.

When people are communicating online with a stranger on Google Hangouts, I urge you to get them to send a selfie holding their nose, right there and then. If they refuse, or make some excuse, that is a red flag. If they have only sent you one or two photos, it is likely that they stole that photo from someone else’s Facebook page or from elsewhere on the Internet.

Don’t be fooled by photos of kids or an elderly Mom. Do a reverse image Google search - right-click on their photos, copy the URL, and paste in the box at Google search. Nowadays, you will encounter some scammers that you can identify quickly, even without having much experience.

Oct 23, 2021
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Thankful to Find This Info
by: Anonymous

This oil rig guy is going by Roger Townsend. Same story of sweeping me off my feet, widowed 6 years, 1 daughter. I checked his TT and he had only female friends. All the usual signs are there. He was asking weird questions like 'send me pictures of your cars and what did you do with the money from the sale of your home.

Red flags everywhere.

I had a gut feeling from the second encounter with Roger Townsend, oil rig supervisor and con man.

Contacting proper authorities to see what to do. Maybe they can catch this dooshbag.

Oct 17, 2021
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Almost scammed
by: Anonymous

Fred Morgan oil engineer, one little girl. Both show up well in photos. Within a month of slick talking there was nice artwork on cards that even said he was kind of taking lessons online of how to make women fall in love with him.

Then the next month it was his daughters birthday and his bank account was paused. I flatly said didn’t have any money to give him. Told him to work with his banker.

He supposedly is retiring in a few weeks and they are going to buy him out the company. He wants me to marry him and I flatly said no way. Because we have never even met. Figuring he is a scammer. So I finally blocked him. There are other reasons as well but too much to go into.

Supposedly works for Chevron. But that company is one of the worst environmental polluters on the entire earth. He still tries to contact me and I have blocked him and will continue to.

Oct 16, 2021
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Dodging both scammers. Block & run.
by: Kevin B

If either of the gentleman return a video message it will be so bad that you can’t identify them by the pictures that they use that are not of them anyway.

One thing they might do is tell you they need a few hundred dollars to fix it so they can video you. You’ll never see a video or your money back.
As I said neither one of those guys in the picture is somebody you’re talking to. Do you think it’s unusual that both people you’ve met that are both oil rig workers have first and last names which are both common first names? This is very common because on Google although there are people that have first and last names that are listed on Google they might not be genuine.

But more than likely they are banking on you not finding information about them anyway because people don’t list their first name and last names if they’re scammers. If they do use a common last name even that is sometimes not the person you look up on Google.

I have been involved with this site for quite a while. I’ve helped many women and men that go with emotion rather than intelligence lose over and over again. They are hoping against hope that their person of their dreams has arrived. That person will be a nightmare already, please stay away.

Read a few previous posts. No one wins with this scum taking advantage of your loneliness.

Oct 16, 2021
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Oil engineer
by: Anonymous

On Tinder I already found 2 catfish Jerry James and Dennis Marcus. I think they are the same and they make you fall in love. They are good at texting good things about their personality. Both widows and one a has college daughter.

I asked them not to chat anymore until they call me using video phone or WhatsApp video, and both said they can do it and then remove their chat from Tinder. Both handsome

Oct 13, 2021
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Re: Rules to Live By
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi,there. Yeah, I read you loud and clear because one guy on Fitbit asked me if we could talk on some other social networking site, to which I said, "I'd rather not do that. Social networking sites, such as Hangouts attract scammers."

I blocked him afterwards. His name is Tufzail N., by the way.

Oct 11, 2021
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9-26-21 Re:Coinbase?!!
by: Anonymous

Go to Dr. Phil archives. Your Mom must see. A Lady would not accept he was scammer until Dr. Phil came up with info. This scammer was teaching Nigerians to scam using his pictures. The Lady was made to believe.

She will never see him. All he is interested in
is her money. He will take as long as she gives.
He does not love her.

He is a corrupt criminal.

Please Mom listen to myself and your Daughter.

HE IS A CON MAN. IF WILL NEVER STOP AS LONG AS
THEY ARE GIVEN WHAT THEY WANT.

MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

Oct 11, 2021
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Names
by: Anonymous

There is a common theme here with their names; all common, basic, simple names.

Oct 10, 2021
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Scams
by: Anonymous

Does any one know a Richard Johnson. He works for Equinor as a contractor in Stavanger Norway. He stole my heart and is a real scammer

Oct 10, 2021
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Rules to live by
by: Anonymous

Ok Ladies I have been scammed but never again. First thing I do before I accept a friend request is look at their profile.

Friends. If they have none they are Scammers. If they have only mutual they are Scammers. If they have both mutual and all friends go to step 2.

Look at the profile and what they are posting. Lots of pictures of themselves are Scammers.

Step 3 If they call you their Queen or ask you to Hangouts they are Scammers.

And finally if they fall in love with you within 2 days or if they have long periods in between questions (they are talking to other women) they Are Scammers.

Block Them

Oct 09, 2021
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David Cairns my scammer
by: Anonymous

My Scammer goes by many names it appears. He used the name David Cairns with me, even had a legit passport which was clearly stolen from this poor soul. He claims to be a Petroleum Engineer working on a project in Saudi Arabia. He may be using South Dakota as his place of work now. He has setup dating accounts with multiple websites in New York, the United States, and England that I am aware of.

He preys on sensitive and vulnerable woman. He exploits your weaknesses, asks what are your fears, fantasies, and says what all women want. Don’t be naïve as he is very calculative and cunning, as well as using his emotions to open you up to him.

Warning signs I ignored: I met his through Elite Singles here in New York. I made the mistake of believing that the dating website did a good job of vetting all of its clients, scammers know how to get around this. I have learned the hard way how they operate.

I sent my scammer a "smile". Warning sign #1 He said to me "You look like someone who would not hurt another person", the pictures he used belong to a Turkish film-maker and speaker. I believed the images to be who I was communicating with. After a couple quick exchanges through Elite Singles messaging he gave me a cell phone number to text him with. The cell phone number (if it was a cell phone) was a 315 area code, which is a Syracuse area code, he pretended to be from.

Warning sign #2, he wanted me to communicate with him through WhatsApp, which I would not do because I did not trust it. He suggested Viber, which I did setup and we used throughout our year and a half of communication. He has a predominately Dutch accent.

Warning sign #3 When I asked him to video chat he refused. My daughter insisted I make him. His reaction was to say, "When they see us together, they’ll know." And flat out refused. Further, he blocked me from his Elite Singles account.

I wanted to find love so badly and believed him to be genuine. He was kind, sensitive, and said he wanted a monogamous relationship that would lead to a lifetime together.

Despite my feelings of concern and doing a catfish background check, which revealed nothing, I moved forward with the relationship. These websites that check vary in effectiveness.

Warning sign #4 he was no longer in Syracuse, but in Houston Texas supposedly at an uncle’s home. He claimed as an Independent Petroleum Engineer Contractor he had taken a project in Saudi Arabia and would be going there to complete a job that was supposed to be done by the end of June 2020. He sent me a copy of his "contract" early on (it turned out to be fake, a very authentic looking fake. I didn’t find out until recently that all the documents he sent me where fake.)

Characteristics:
Communication- We had a phone conversation right away. He wanted to hear my personality. It actually took me back that he had an accent. He communicated throughout the year and a half almost every day. There would be a weekend or a day here and there I did not hear from him and he claimed it was the internet. We texted regularly, spoke on the phone via Viber, exchanged voice messages via Viber.

Sentiments
He sent me and wrote specifically for me poetry. I have over 100 poems. He would send me music based on love and GIFs. We exchanged "I love you" just about every single day. We would say "Good night" to each other practically every day. In the beginning it was "Good morning" but as time went on sometime with was both, but mostly it was "Good night".

We had special emojis, rituals, sayings, and other things. As he gained my trust- he asked for money

Link to my google file:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1RNMSQZ5nqwzHFa2YY3ehalBF34kzQmmS

Oct 09, 2021
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Couldn't happen to me, could it
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been chatting with a gorgeous Portuguese guy ? Fiancé passed away, also parents and a brother. Stuck on an oil rig in Alaska owned by Exxon Mobil. Bank account frozen, can't access his money.

Does any of this sound familiar ?

Oct 05, 2021
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"Alex Bob Christopher", alexnoah467@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Also the same as the one below. Alex Bob Christopher, 41 from Malta. Working on an oil rig in Terengganu. Gives vague information about himself. Cheesy romantic. When he was supposedly about to get off the platform, wanting to call me for help of 2k for clearance but told him that I've always said I don't have money.

Not sure if this scam is very profitable since it's only 2k when asked and I've already told him many times that I don't have money. I wasn't able to find anything on this guy until he gave his email address so have blocked the guy and I am going to report this to Facebook.

Oct 01, 2021
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100% Scammer
by: Anonymous

Hope we can share what name, phone number, what account using to scam people and maybe also photo that we dont know if it is the real him.

Oct 01, 2021
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Donald Solomon or David Chan
by: Anonymous

My love scammer's name is Donald Solomon or David Chan, an oil rig engineer, born in Hong Kong, raised in San Jose in California, currently works on a petroleum platform near Italy. He contacted me via Facebook as Donald Solomon and the second day asked me to communicate via WhatsApp.

The phone number is American, belongs to Eni company. His profile FB pictures look very artificial, to make a great impression, show only him in different destinations, driving a Bentley and Range Rover. He is divorced and has a 13 yrs old daughter.

Because I'm happily married and don't trust those weird online admirers, I set up for him an account on eHarmony and asked him to find somebody single and leave me alone. Because it is not for free, he asked me to send him 100 Euros. He wrote firstly that he has no credit card with him because he did not need it on the platform and after he wrote that it probably expired.

I just replied to him that he is so funny and blocked him on Facebook and WhatsApp. Another day he sent me a friend request on Facebook, this time as a David Chan. He used almost the same pictures. Meanwhile, I found those amazing websites, so unblocked him and started further investigation. His pictures are on dating sites as Steve Leo and Marco Jude.

Of course, he didn't want to make a video call on skype or FB messenger because it is against company policy and vibration can damage very sensitive drilling devices.

Please if someone wants to share your scammer's picture with me, this is my email: annabelecz41@gmail.com.

I would like to protect naïve and vulnerable women.

Sep 27, 2021
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Joseph Rivers
by: Anonymous

Working in Iraq for Aramaco oil on an oil rig. Wanted my info to be his beneficiary. On Facebook dating app. Fake English accent. Airline pilot. Widower.

Claims he is from England. Loves me but we never met

Sep 26, 2021
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Reply to ticked off about Sam Foley
by: Anonymous

Not 6700 but 5000 to pay the lawyer, whose name was Johnson Williams supposedly. I found out Saturday the phone is in Ontario and on its way back to me which blows all my chances of even trying to catch him or finding out who he really is. He claims he is staying at a hotel that isn't even built yet.

So the address he gave me to send the phone to was my only hope. Oh well I tried helping the police as much as I could. Not much else I can do. Just learn from my mistakes and keep on moving on.

Sep 26, 2021
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Coinbase
by: Anonymous

I fell for my scammer, Phil Odonnel, but didn’t give him the $2700 in cash he wanted me to send to a woman in TX. He claims he has his box full of gems and cash that was transferred from a British storage place to this female courier?! I too felt "hypnotized" because he promised the same things he was saying to your mom about buying a house and living happily ever after…etc.

It was all a lie!!! Thank goodness my head and not my heart overruled my actions and I decided not to go through it. I eventually blocked him on WhatsApp and LinkedIn where he found me. He had over 700 connections on LinkedIn at the time who were almost all women from all over the world as his pool of potential victims.

I wrote an extensive complaint to LinkedIn about this scammer and provided his profile, pictures, contact information…etc. I also added him on this website. I even subscribed to BeenVerified and never found him. I also had to change my cell number and email because he continued to harass me and extort me for money.

Your mother needs to read the stories that victims have posted on this website. Show her by doing simple searches on Google, she will never find his existence. These scammers use innocent people’s images online and many victims have posted them on this website.

Good luck and God bless you and your family.

Sep 26, 2021
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Coinbase
by: Anonymous

Get your mom to do one thing! Get her to tell him she has no more money left and see what he does.

As a scammer when he knows the well is empty he will drop her and move onto the next victim.

Then she will know what she is dealing with.

Sep 26, 2021
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Coinbase?!!
by: Anonymous

For those who were scammed, have any of your scammers asked you to invest in Bitcoin via the Coinbase app? My Mom keeps catering to her so-called love. The more she talks to him the more he wants her to buy MORE Apple Cards 💳, Vanilla gift cards, Home Depot gift cards valuing a total of $1,000, as well as Coinbase.

She also put an additional $4,000 cash she clipped from my brother’s private stash in the mail yesterday, using a padded envelope and an address he supplied to her AGAIN except it was a different address altogether. Altogether she has given this con a total of $10,000 in actual cash in the mail which included $6,000 of my own money that I probably won’t ever see again!

He keeps promising my Mom that she will be set for life and even told her to look for homes valued around 1.5 million dollars because he wants to start a new life with her. No matter how much I’ve tried to get through to her about him being a Scam Artist, it seems she is like hypnotized by him and she tells him EVERYTHING I say.

I am up in arms because I cannot compete with this Scam Artist and losing my Mom to him!

Sep 25, 2021
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Be careful of this scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this shameless scammer! He still keeps scamming online! To see his photos, open the link: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100026271350066

Sep 23, 2021
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Douglas Harrison
by: Anonymous

Hey mine was a guy who friended me on tiktok. He and I chatted and I asked if he wanted to add me on Facebook or Instagram and he said he didn’t have those and he was very private because he was a widower with a 12 year old boy. Smooth talker.

He then asked if I had hangouts. I told him no that I was going to that because too much fraud. I just gave him my phone number. We texted back and forth a bit and I asked him if we could chat on the phone and he said sure, he would break the rules to do so. However, something in my gut was telling me this wasn’t right.

So I asked how I knew he wasn’t a scammer, and he said I could say the same for you and said here this is my staff service number and look me up on the website for Kavin engineering. I noticed the number he was texting from was "kavin engineering out of Florida and the website was copyrighted 2021. When I put his staff service number in it literally said "rig manager" net worth $13 million. 🤣

First, a business would never post someone’s net worth, and second if you look up the salary of a rig manager the most annually they make is around $250k and this is the highest listed salary so some make decent money but definitely are not worth $13 mil unless they have a title higher. Not "Rig Manager"

Sep 23, 2021
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Hurt but not too late
by: Anonymous

Met on VW and he was a smooth talker so fell for him. He told me he worked in an oil field and was on a platform in Dupland and would be back in the US soon so said if I put him on my ATT account he could could get a new phone. My twin had a friend check him out and there was no one by that name.

He was using the name Micheal L Roberto and said he was from Italy but raised here in the US by his mother. His father died and lost his wife and child in childbirth.

I am 71 and believed him. I lost my husband of 52 yrs.

He has a bald head and a great smile

Sep 23, 2021
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Sam Foley
by: ticked off

To the person who posted about this man can I ask did you have to pay 6700 to get him home. This sounds like the guy that I was to pay to get out of trouble but my guy was in the Netherlands.

I can tell you if it is him then you will never see your money because if it is who I think it is he owes me a good chunk of money and I have yet to see it.

Sep 22, 2021
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Lovely Venus
by: Anonymous

You were smart to use a public computer. Funny he didn't have good enough internet to contact the bank but had good enough to contact you. If he used the word "oil machine" instead of oil rig, that is a give away that he is phony. You need to make a report here with the name he used (Probably one of hundreds), a photo, an email and phone number if you have it.

Also contact the FBI and or Federal Trade Commission. Without giving a name and photo there is no way to stop him. Do it for the other women he will contact.

Good luck!

Sep 22, 2021
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Sam Foley
by: Anonymous

Yeah originally he was on a rig in Portugal. Sent apple cards and bitcoin to get him home so he could get account unfrozen. First he said he landed in Texas and was staying at his guest house, then said he was under court supervision in their guest house, then all of a sudden he's in Canada, staying in a hotel that isn't even built yet mind you and needs money to pay the lawyer Johnson Williams to settle his case.

Says it should only be a few more days before the case is clear and just waiting on the bank to send new account information. Still hasn't received the iPhone or heard from the bank and it is now September 22nd.

Sep 21, 2021
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100% Scammer
by: Lovely Venus

Man named Williams Lopez followed me on social media then after introducing him self as an engineer from London with an interview for a contract of installation of oil drilling machines in Alaska, USA. He asked for help to open his online bank account because of not having a good signal of internet.

He gave me a login password of the bank account. He wanted me to open it using my mobile phone but instead I opened it in a public computer and then I saw a million dollars deposited to his account.

I suddenly logged out immediately thinking he can manipulate the computer I used. Then he asked me to take a screenshot and send it to him. The following day he sent a letter showing that the result of his interview is the contract is awarded to him but he didn't know that all he sent to me is all obviously edited.

Hope no one will be scammed.

Sep 20, 2021
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Guy on an Alaska Oil Rig
by: Anonymous

I was picked by this guy who I thought was nice. He is romantic and loveable and we have been chatting for months. But now he says his funds are frozen and he has a security box in Switzerland that he can't send for because of the frozen account.

I played into it and sent my info so I could help out but I sent him the info on how much it would cost and the figures did not even add up to the amount they wanted to send it. I told him I can't do as I don't have that kind of money.

Now he has asked if I could get a loan. I said no to that too.

Sep 19, 2021
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Sam Foley
by: Anonymous

I've been talking to this guy since the end of July. Wow I really feel robbed. I met him on Facebook as Sam Foley. Then his account "got hacked" and he sent me a picture if a bank account with the name Foley Jeffery. Then he says his name is Jeffery Sam Foley. Oh my goodness he even video called me making me think everything was legitimate.

He is somewhere in Canada right now! I sent a phone via FedEx yesterday that will be arriving today to 75 Temple Blvd. Apt. 105 Lethbridge Ab Canada T1k5M2

Jeffery Sam Foley
Edith Christison

Are the names it is addressed to.

It is supposed to be there by 5:00 pm. Today. Any help with law enforcement on site would be much appreciated

Sep 17, 2021
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Watch out - Philip Wang who uses Ramy Inocencio's photos (Ramy is the ex CNN's journalist).
by: PL

This guy named Philip Wang messaged me on Meetup and quickly asked me to chat on Whatsapp (I didn't have Whatsapp at the time so I provided LINE account).

As all the scammers, they show they are really keen on you so they message you everyday. They also give compliments generously. All these are to build deep a deep relationship with you. And they will quickly claim they love you and will marry you. All will sound PERFECT to you. That's the scammer's trick to get you to fall in love with them.

Down the track, he will start to ask money "for sure". Philip Wang used the excuse of getting shipment for the oil rig out of the port to ask me to help him paying the fees ($26,000 something) and he would pay me back after that. I didn't do so. The second time he asked again, he asked me to login to his fake bank account and transfer money out (luckily I didn't put the info right so the money didn't get transferred out as this could be for money laundry.) but ask me to transfer money from my account first to get the shipment to him as it was "urgent".

I didn't do it and told him I didn't have the money. He then became very upset and really made me feel bad that I didn't help him.

I was in love with him so I continued to talk to him. He then used the tactic to show that he was worried that he would lose me and really showed he was nervous and emotional (real expert!). Down the track, he told me he wouldn't do anything to hurt me or think about it (so he could earn my trust). When I still showed the sign of not being able to trust him fully, he then said he couldn't have a partner who doesn't trust him so he should give me a break. I was heartbroken when he told me that so he was a bit of success on that one.

However, deep down I felt something wasn't right so I was still very cautious.

I searched information online with what he said and all that. Nothing really makes sense with the information he sent me. His company's website, his Facebook profile, the invoice he sent me when he asked for help for the first time. These things helped me stay alerted.

He said his aunt was the only family he had. I somehow know that something was going to happen to this aunt later on...lol And there you go, his aunt was in the hospital fighting for life. At the same time, he needed to get the materials and drilling machine he purchased and shipped to the oil rig. But he doesn’t have the money as he’s dealing with his aunt’s issue and emergency bills so he asked me to help out.

He even used a fake courier website to make me believe that the shipment is real. However, some things look strange on the website. I tried to call the company…no one answered the call.. emailed with no response neither… the whole process of him purchasing the material and machine was just very rough..so I had doubts whether this was genuine.

He said the oil rig he worked at was operated by Shell but it was actually by ExxonMobil so I had doubts on that as well. I checked Shell’s website and called ExxonMobil to check whether it’s the case that materials/machine would go through individuals who work on the oil rig and the answered is no.

With all the doubts, I decided to do a reverse image search again. And this time, I realised that he has used Ramy Inocencio's photos for the scamming.

The fake websites he has provide:
fastlinkcourierlogisticsservice.com

https://www.hightechengsolutionf.com/our-team

Reverse image search website (I used Bing to find out about the fake photos. Thank you Bing!)
https://www.ginifab.com.tw/tools/search_image_by_image/

Sep 16, 2021
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Fake oil rig engineer / military
by: Anonymous

Search for @mr.rutherford.

Good looking guy, his photos are used by scammers.

Sep 15, 2021
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Ethan George (Tullow Oil) Ireland
by: Anonymous

The salt and pepper guy is using Abuelo Hidalgo pictures.

@HidalgoATDMV

His story is divorced, no kids, born in Houston Texas but grew up in Germany. In a couple of days I realized he was a scammer.

Letting you know to watch out.

Sep 15, 2021
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Hangouts
by: Biggles777

Hi. As African criminals read this site every day here's a word of advice.

If you're asked to go to Hangouts under the same circumstances as EVERY real victim on this site has been and you really want to speak to the person

1: Then agree
2: Uninstall Hangouts
3: Install Google Chat and use that instead

It's more transparent for the victim

Sep 15, 2021
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Pictures
by: Biggles777

Hi. There's thousands on this site and maybe some of you should help the owner by actually contributing some so they're found in SEO.

Unfortunately when a picture is contributed it's usually the same one of the same man. Never an email. Never a number, never a payment method which is a shame as people can't learn which is the purpose of this site.

So next time someone says "We should post pictures" here's the link to do so on this site

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

To the African criminals who come here to phish on their stolen identities and say "I can't find a way to add a picture here" please note your dead giveaway is that the Editor ALWAYS advises how you can share images and NOT ONE OF YOU EVER DOES cause you don't want to blow your stolen identity.

Sep 15, 2021
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Those cute/handsome faces you see
by: Carolyn

Please be aware that those cute/handsome profile pictures that you see are not them. Those pictures belong to famous people. I know because I found all the pictures that someone by the name of Bruce Fernando was using belonged to a gospel singer.

Their latest scheme is on clubhouse using Tamela Mann & soccer players pictures as profiles. Please spare yourself the shame & guilt of falling in love with their smooth words because it's giving you goosebumps.

I fell for the smooth words, voice but when he asked for money I backed away. You will never see them in person & they will speak to your vulnerable self.

Please keep your money in the bank. I was saddened by one lady that lost everything & was now homeless & all the scammer said to her was he didn't care & to kill herself. Her children are upset, she has lost her home & car & accumulated debt. And keep your secrets, personal pictures to yourself because they will try to blackmail you.

I didn't experience any of this because I used my heart and not head.

Sep 15, 2021
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I was scammed back in March by a guy going by the name of Troy walker. He asked for money but I wouldn't give it him. He then blackmailed me so beware he is back on Facebook dating under a new profile claiming his name is Amone from Italy.

The photos are the same as his previous profile but everything else is different. He is a liar and a con man so be aware and do not get drawn in by the handsome face and lovely comments

Sep 14, 2021
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Hangouts
by: Anonymous

To the man who posted about Hangouts back in August well I met my man on Facebook and then he asked me to go to Hangouts which I never heard before so I did and then I found out it was a way for him to get me to send the numbers from the google cards.
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If I would of know this is all he wanted I would of never went to hangouts.

Sep 13, 2021
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Pictures
by: Anonymous

Pictures of these scammers need to be posted. Or at least the pictures that they are using for their scams.

Sep 13, 2021
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No dummy
by: Anonymous

Had a guy on Facebook liked a comment I made. Said I like your politics and would like to talk more about it. So I friended him, then I noticed his Facebook profile only had a picture of him, and one other picture. No info on him at all.

First flag, Calling me his beautiful friend, I’m 77 years old so no beauty here.

2nd flag. Wouldn’t answer some questions I had about him.

3rd flag. Wanted me to do an app I've never heard of, and said it was more private.

Told him I’m happily married for 50 years and hubby won’t like it.

Tried again with another web site, 4th flag.

Then a few days ago he said he was going to work on an oil rig overseas, but couldn’t stay in touch unless I just emailed him. So being leery went and looked up scams, guess what there are oil rig scams all over the darn internet.

Saw a few pictures of oil rig scammers and a few looked like him, but hard to tell. I’ll play his game for a bit to see what he really wants.

Sep 13, 2021
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SCARS Newsletter Article
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, everybody,

Sorry for being away from this site, but I got a newsletter from SCARS that might interest you about
romance/relationship scams.

https://romancescamsnow.com/dating-scams/scars-files-complaint-with-the-department-of-justice-inspector-generals-office-against-the-fbi/?utm_campaign=SCARS%E2%84%A2%20Newsletter%20%E2%80%A2%20News%20%26%20Information%20About%20Scams&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter

There's also a handbook on the subject.


Sep 12, 2021
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Eharmany engineer on platfrom
by: Sprintcargranny

I forgot to tell you that mine also sent me a company Logo and website setup that I couldn’t find except going onto the one he sent me.

Police showed me how anyone can setup things like it.

It was false of course. Couldn’t find anything on the company.

I went two years with my scammer. So there isn’t many things that I didn’t go through with him.

Anything can be found on the internet if it’s an actual true thing.

If you can’t find it then it’s not true. OH, BUT they have an answer for everything if you question it.

Not trying to hurt anyone with my words. Just trying to save one person from being destroyed by a person on the internet that is heartless. I’m not sure they have a heart except a medical doctor will say a person has to have a working heart to be able to be alive.

Sep 12, 2021
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Dating eharmony - engineer on platform
by: Sprintcargranny

1: You must have your gut questioning him or you wouldn’t be looking.

2: That’s a good thing.

3: I have lost Two husbands . All I have to do is type their name in google and their obituaries come up. Also, family members. My scammer ended up sending me a picture of a false death certificate on his suppose to be dead wife when I couldn’t find her obituary.

4: You can contact the property tax office in the city of the houses and they can tell you who owns them. It’s public information. I found this out to late.

5: He is grooming you either to get money from you or to send money to you that he gets from other women which will make you a mule and cause you to be sent to jail.

6: I have learned the hard way if it’s to good to be true then it isn’t true. If he has all he says he has here in the United States, he pays taxes and there is information on the internet about him.

7: Please be careful and don’t give him your money.

8: Mine sent me Bible scriptures and prayers for my 2 children who were very sick. He New the Bible and was a supposedly Godly man.

9: If they are real and make the money that an oil worker makes he will come to see you on his own without your financial help.

10: I know now that the oil companies take care of their employees. They fly them on and off their rigs. They make sure they can use computer systems to get to all their finances. You can call any oil company and ask for information.

11: How I wish I had known all you could find using computer systems.

They keep good records because a lot of times they have someone else working with them. They didn’t get any smarter or sweeter than my scammer until everything was gone and then he was gone.

Yours sounds too good to be true.

Mine even made up loan paperwork and emailed it to me. Sent me picture of work ID and work contract which was all false.

I’m just an ordinary woman who was going through a very low time in my life and a person and persons who weren't good people took advantage of my trust. It’s so sad that people can do this to other people but it happens everyday.

A lady I met through my scam was being scammed and she sent money to hers twice to fly to see her. She went to the airport and no man turned up.

I don’t want to say anything to hurt anyone, but I hope that one word I write will make a difference and hopefully save others from the heart break and financial ruin that happened to me.

To this day I wonder how in the world I could have been so taken by it. Worked hard all my life and haven’t purposely hurt any one. But, we live in a world that has people that don't care about others.

No one can save you but yourself. Please be careful and alert if you continue with contact of this person.

If they can’t get their own money, no matter the excuse, it’s a lie. If they need you to accept money for them, it’s a lie.

You want to believe him with all your heart, because of how you write about this person.

God Bless You And Protect You !!

Sep 11, 2021
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Dating e harmony engineer on platform
by: Anonymous

There is this sweet handsome man who is widowed with one adult child looking for a permanent relationship was on eharmony in my profile. We talked on there awhile. Didn’t Facetime and moved to text by my choice; I didn’t want to be logging in and out of the site.

He’s never asked for anything. He’s attentive, kind, remembers details and seems excited about a possible relationship but when I read these, the red flags tick off. I can’t find his name in google, or his daughter nor deceased wife’s obituary although he said where she passed and was inturned and what year. I felt an obit. should have come up.

His company only comes up through the site entry he sent me, not by its name alone. Reverse phone number search is blank. He says he has 3 homes; I tried all locations- nothing by name. Got full address of 1 home, not his name attached per the city. He hasn’t missed calling and keeps facts straight. The worst i’ve given him is photos that are really no worse than on a beach. Guarded but proceeding on the thought of what if this could be this great and I kill it from fear?

Cautiously letting it continue to see if the meeting occurs. If not, I will heal from this lie like the ones 2 husbands told me after 20 years each in my home and bed that there was no one else.

How can anyone ever be sure? Trusting God.

Sep 11, 2021
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Jeremy Renner
by: Sprintcargranny

He is a Scammer. Please don’t send him any more money. Mine did this to me and another lady I’ve met through being scammed. I found out the oil companies are responsible for flying them on and off of these work sites.

He isn’t really needing money for a helicopter. If he says he is coming to you he isn’t. We have gone through this and it’s just another way to get money from you. He will come up with more needs too. The only way to save yourself is to totally cut all ties with him.

If you don’t do this he will end up winning the fight and get more of your money. I’ve lost everything. I’ve been where you are. For your own sake please cut all communication with him. It will be hard for you I know. But, if you keep giving him money it will go on until you don’t have any thing and then he will drop you.

You will never here from him again. He will leave you financially broke and heart broken. I know for I have been in your shoes. You have asked for help and I am trying to be truthful and help you.
After losing everything financially and left with nothing and heart broken mine laughed and told me to have a good life.

He cut all emails, phone numbers, any way to contact him or find him. The law told me I had lost everything and they couldn’t find out who the scammer was. I was suicidal for awhile and didn’t have money for food and was just trying to meet my bills.

After 2 years I was alone, broke, and really feeling very stupid and used. I’m a very trusting person that thought this person was real. Please save yourself and what you have left. Look for someone local. A good man would not be taking your money. Only you can stop this. No one else but you.

He isn’t being truthful to you he is using your trust and caring heart to take all you have. I pray you end this and save yourself a lot of heartache.

You deserve better.

May God Be With You!

Sep 10, 2021
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Scammed
by: Anonymous

His name is Jeremy Renner, he’s a manger on Exxon oil rig in Mexico, his machine broke down, I helped him, now he needs 8,000 dollars to get a helicopter home, he’ says he liveds in Cleveland Ohio, his email is:

Jeremy renner206@gmail.com

His phone number is 1 347 796 6483

My question is any of this true, oh yeah he comes from Italy, but his accent sounds like he could be from Africa.

Please help me, I need to know what to do.

Thank you

Elizabeth

Sep 09, 2021
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Emotion is what drives us to believe the unbelievable.
by: Kevin B

By the way sprintcargranny keep contributing women to women that helps some ladies to see how totally rotten these scammers are.

Never send money, gift cards or anything of value.

What would you do if you had children who have found scammers started sending them all this money?

Scammers NEVER have to pay for equipment, or taxes, really, what kind of a millionaire would ever embarrass himself by asking you for 1 cent. You will NEVER MEET HIM! He and his pics are fake.

If he were real he’d have you pay the check at the end of a dinner in a restaurant.

Remember, I before E just like spelling.

I - Intelligence before E- emotion.

They do not want you talking to friends and family who love you and will tell you they’re just jealous. This particular Scam has been going on for a long long time. YouTube has many Dr. Phil Shows showing how these cockroaches work.

Find a loving man, locally, so you can hold his hand in person with and will probably pay for the meal at a restaurant. You women are so valuable and these bad people attack your goodness.

Between the Maury show and the oil rig scams you wouldn’t think there is a good man left in this world.

I was married for 33 years. I did not want to divorce but it only takes one to file for it, so I accepted it. Here in Whittier California I am fairly certain there is a woman for me, but I know for darn sure she better live within 20 miles since long range relationships never work unless the guy is in prison.

In this time closing, please remember if that wonderful Scammer has two first names, that is, first and last name are common first names that is the easiest way to tell that they are scammers and not real. You can research them on Google and there are very few to choose from because most parents don’t give their children two first names to grow up with. And if you can’t find the information they’re going to tell you lie after lie after lie.

Sep 09, 2021
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Daughter of mom being scammed By man calling himself Mr Williams
by: Sprintcargranny

1: I’m sure this isn’t his real name.
2: There is no way for you to convince your mom he is scamming her.
3: It’s not your fault.
4: You need to tell your father before he has nothing.
5: Your mom is in Love with a Dream that isn’t real. He has got her under his spell and she can’t see or hear anything except the wonderful dream life he is going to give her.
6: He is a scammer and he wont stop until everything her and your father has is gone.

I know all this from my own experience. I lost everything.

This isn’t your fault and you can’t fix it. All you can do is tell your father about the checking account and information before they are totally destroyed.

Is this going to make your mother mad. YES, because right now all she can see and hear is this scammer that has her wrapped around his lies of promises.

Do what is right and tell your father. Then go find medical help for yourself, because you will never be able to understand this. When it’s all over your mother wont understand why in the world she did all of this.

But, as a daughter all you can do is love her because she is your mother and help to find peace for yourself.

This scammer will totally destroy them financially and then she wont hear from him again. He will drop her like a hot potato with no care of what happens to her.

They are heartless, believe me I know.

BUT, you can’t stop her. You need to tell your father before he is totally ruined. These scammers live to destroy peoples lives and laugh while they are doing it. They spend our money and have a good time doing it.

You aren’t to blame for what your mom decides to do.

God Bless All Of You.

Sep 09, 2021
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Response to daughter whose mom is being scammed by Frank Williams
by: Anonymous

I hope you don’t end your life over this so please stay strong. I think you need to report this to the police and to the bank. And unfortunately, you may need to notify your father before the scammer figures out a way to get all of his money too!

Your father can put a credit freeze on accounts so that the scammer cannot open financial accounts using your mom’s personal information. The bank should have noticed some unusual activity on her account as well. You are not alone…so many people have been scammed especially during the pandemic.

I was also scammed by a scumbag who befriended me on LinkedIn and had me go to Hangouts. He got $300 in an Amazon gift cards but when he asked for more that’s when I realized I was being scammed and he wasn’t going to stop until I deleted him and blocked him from contacting me and reported him to Hangouts.

Maybe you could also see if you have access to your mom’s phone to delete and block the scumbag? Also see if you can find him online and do a reverse image to show your mom this guy is using someone else’s images?

This calls for tough love…. I believe you can do this.

Stay safe and God bless you

Sep 09, 2021
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Frank Williams, Frank Williams Smith, or just Frank Smith
by: Anonymous

I believe my Mom is being scammed by someone with the name Frank Williams, Frank Williams Smith, or just Frank Smith. She is in complete denial that he is a scam artist. She met him on Facebook, he messaged her nearly 2 years ago and he persuaded her to move off of Facebook chat to Hangouts.

He claims he is an oil rig engineer from Germany residing in Texas. Claims to have 2 children (a daughter and a son) and his wife died of breast cancer 5 years earlier. He claims to be a multimillionaire and wants to sweep my Mom off of her feet and spoil her.

He first started off with sweet talking my Mom and making her fall head over heals in love with him after a short period of time. Then wanting Apple gift cards and Steam cards because he needed them to be able to make cellular calls off of the ship he was on in the Gulf of Mexico. He then had my Mom jumping hoops for him by making her get more gift cards and it was/still is on going.

There is always a constant story going on where he needs more and more money even though he claims to be $15 million dollars rich, BUT can't access his money because his bank card expired and for some reason or another and can't renew it from the ship he's on.

He conned over $50,000 from my Mom. He persuaded her so well that he got her to reveal her social security number, full name, address, credit card numbers, and joint bank account information that she shares with my father. She has shared so much personal information with this persuasive con man.

He's been taking funds out of my parents joint bank account. Money has been disappearing from their checking account and yet my Mom thinks this loser is R-E-A-L. My father has NO IDEA what is going on as she keeps him in the dark. My reason for knowing all of the above is because I am close to my Mom and she tells me everything.

I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place because I was sworn to secrecy. I also have permission from both my parents to have online access to their banking information to pay their monthly bills. At one point I read one of my Mom's texts with him and he told her to steal my cellphone when I was sleeping to retrieve the bank login information since I changed it multiple times because she kept granting him access!!!

Just a few days ago I told my Mom I changed the bank login AGAIN and she told him what I did and then went on the bank website to the login page and said she forgot her password and undid everything I changed then gave access to him yet again! I feel somehow this loser is mocking me with how he gets my Mom to do whatever he wishes.

Since it's not my bank account and belongs to my parents, my hands are tied. It's been gut punch after gut punch and I no longer have trust in my Mom. If you think that is bad she persuaded me to give my Stimulus check of $4,000 dollars so she could send the money to him because he needed the money for a contract he was competing for worth $300 million dollars in New York.

On MY birthday she hurried me to the bank with her on foot and made me endorse my $4,000 Stimulus check to her so she could send the money over to her con man, not only that she stole $2,000 dollars from my brother and gave a total of $6,000 dollars to this scam artist. He did not want a wire transfer, he wanted my Mom to send him the money in cash by getting a thick padded envelope and send it in the mail to him. She did exactly what he said and sent it to him in the mail.

He had my Mom send it to a "different" address since he could not have it sent to the ship. He instead gave an address out in California (a friend of his) that would bring it along with him because he worked on the same ship and would bring the money with him when he flew out to Texas to go back to work on the ship again!

As of now, he has taken over my Mom's life and is still taking money from her. My relationship with my Mom is crumbling to the point where I no longer trust her anymore because whatever I tell her she goes and shares it with him. In turn, he tells my Mom not to be open with me and hide stuff from me.

I'm an emotional wreck and so heartbroken and I thought of ending my life because my own Mom won't listen to me at all. I don't know what to do anymore, who or where to turn to.

I hope by sharing my story I could save at least one person from being scammed by this guy or anyone else like this him. And if you are a parent involved with a potential scammer, please listen to your adult children if they feel you are being scammed!

Sep 08, 2021
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Jeremy Renner
by: Anonymous

To the lady who sent him money for machines and now he needs helicopter money.

I’m sorry to say I’ve done this and it is a SCAM. Mine supposedly worked for Exxon also.

Please don’t send anymore money. After the helicopter there will be another excuse for needing money.

It is a scam and he isn’t coming to you.

Don’t be like me and loose everything.

God Bless You !!

Sep 08, 2021
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Sites to look up your scammers pictures
by: Carolyn

I become angry each time I read how each of you were scammed. Please become alert if it sounds too good it's not good. I was alert enough that I didn't get caught up in the hype of the sweet words or to send money because my machine is broke.

I researched oil rig scams & let the scammer know I was on to him. Every day I became determined to found out who this person was. The pictures that they use dont belong to them, they are stolen. I found the pictures that were being sent belonged to a gospel musician & I notified him as he was aware and asked that I send phone numbers, emails, etc.

Please check out these sites because this is how I found out that my scammer stole the pictures he sent me.

Go to pimeyes.com; www.ripandscam.com; yandex reverse image search. Let's shut these scammers down & tell them you don't play with your money, I did. Hope this helps.

Sep 08, 2021
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Fearful Scammed
by: Anonymous

Its a scam. You should report and block him.

Sep 08, 2021
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Tracking photos
by: Anonymous

For the individual asking how to track photos, you can do a reverse search in Google images, just upload your photo, Google does the rest. There is also a website called tineye.com that works pretty well. Good luck.

Sep 07, 2021
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Photo identification
by: Anonymous

Will any of you in the know please share the best source(s) to have a name & photo identified to see if they are legit? I looked into a couple of options today yet had no success.

Thanks in advance for your willingness to help out!

Sep 07, 2021
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Fearful Scammed
by: Anonymous

His name is Jeremy Renner, he works for Exxon, he’s on an oil rig, he’s the boss, needed money to fix the machine. I helped him, now finished with the job, needs 8,000 for a helicopter ride.

I personally think I’ve been scammed, so please tell me if any of this is true.

Thank you Liz

Sep 05, 2021
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Jason Alvarez
by: Anonymous

Jason Alvarez, 59 from Colorado; allegedly a project manager on assignment in Dubai on a construction project. Materials that were ordered from the US were denied at port, needing to raise $25K to pay for shipping and taxes on other materials to complete the job.

Already paid for contract but money is supposedly in an off-shore account that he cannot access. Asked me for money and I was stupid enough to send him some through Bitcoin.

Sep 04, 2021
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I AM A MAN SCAMMED 8-23-21
by: Anonymous

Do you realize what a Gem you really are to
those who have been scammed. A man with a Heart
who Loves willing to give his all. Love is what
everyone desires. Hearts gets crushed and finances destroyed. All at the lies of criminals.

Hold your shoulders back and your head high. Believe in yourself. God believes in you.
Love the Creation of God.

It is tough but you will overcome. Thanks for sharing your story.

GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL

Sep 04, 2021
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Roxanne and Scammers on LinkedIn
by: Anonymous

Ladies my soul cries for you. Scammers are cruel. They care only for their wallet being filled with your money by lies and much deceit. Stories of hopelessness are unreal. Dangerous are these men.

Roaxanne sign of Scammers is much confusion. Nothing makes sense but, some how we believe them.

He is an evil scammer a thief and he will not stop until he takes it all. He will travel, eat well go to ball games all with your money. The day will come when youre in need with no help.

Ladies you must report to local and government
agencies. If he says he is from Texas report him. If he says Im on an oil rig in the gulf report him.

Only by authorities seeing the same face maybe
different name with the face can authorities have an ideal something is going on. If at midnight thief broke in your house you would report him.

Well he has broken in. PLEASE REPORT. HELP OTHERS NOT TO BE TAKEN IN.

GOD BLESS

BE SAFE

Sep 04, 2021
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Sounds a lot like what just happened to me
by: Anonymous

By Any chance is his name Nelson Marcus (aka: Marcus Nelson He is very convincing and yes very handsome. I do have a couple of pictures of him. He told me that this job on the rig was his and he was working on the contract.

I must say that although I felt the red flags but I guess I was sucked in to his charm. The sickest part is when he told me his son collapsed and had to have heart surgery. He needed money so his son could get the surgery.

That was when I started questioning him. It became clear he was avoiding to answer. Of course am going to do whatever I can before he gets another victim. Oh yea....he loves talking you into getting him gift cards

Sep 03, 2021
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Scammer in Uniform
by: Anonymous

OK people Richard D Clarke all dressed in uniform. Just called me a Cow and an Old Pig because I wont go to hangouts with him. Because of our current situation with troops coming home I have noticed an increase in military scammers.

Beware...he's been blocked

Sep 03, 2021
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Geologist from San Diego, CA
by: Anonymous

Went by the name of John and met him on Zoosk.

Sep 02, 2021
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This scammer has multiple Facebook accounts
by: Anonymous

Be alert! Scammers usually have many social media accounts. Whoever you are talking to, send no money!

Here are one of the oil rig scammer’s Facebook accounts :

https://www.facebook.com/Wei.64835

https://www.facebook.com/Wei.williams.731

https://www.facebook.com/Williams.Wei.837

Sep 02, 2021
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Georgia in San Diego
by: Anonymous

This description sounds familiar. What name was he using? Is he handsome, bearded and bald?

Sep 02, 2021
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Geologist from San Diego, CA
by: Anonymous

Claims to be a geologist from San Diego that is widowed and has a daughter attending school in Texas. Supposedly wife died in an accident. His number being used is (412) 255-3435 and explained the area code off by saying he had been living in Pennsylvania and wanted to keep the number. Italian mother, but he was born in Poland. His father died when he was 15 years old.

Sep 01, 2021
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Jesse Mcgee
by: Dusty

Anyone hear of the scammer Jesse Mcgee, claims to be an oil rig engineer. Real sweet talker, sends poems and pictures of flowers etc. Always calling me gorgeous, beautiful. princess or his queen.

Claims to be on a rig just out of Russia but lives in Florida. My first clue was when he started talking about his machines breaking down (what engineer says machines rather than equipment). He says all the things an older woman wants to hear and makes you feel special.

Other tell tale signs was asking for personal info (to show I was genuine) and wanted to see my drivers licence, know my address, got my phone number I really fell for him at first but then things didn't add up and he couldn't take photos on the rig (against the rules for security) and was on the rig for several months at a time.

Needed money to fix his machines. I still feel a connection even though I know he is a total fraud. I was married when I started but lost my husband. My daughter hardly talks to me. I was foolish and paid the price even though it wasn't with money.

Aug 30, 2021
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Phony
by: Anonymous

Yes! This man on Facebook sent me a friendship request. So, I messaged him and asked him how he knew me and he said he gets lonely and needed a friend and saw my profile pic. He's from Amsterdam but an Independent contractor who is working in Texas.

Once I added him, it started. The messages, telling me he's divorced and his daughter died last year from cancer so he's taking care of his five year old grandson named Maverick. Then he asked me for my email so he can add me to hangouts.

I'm not looking for a relationship, nor a scam. All of the messaging and I just added him last night to my FB friend list! I'm not giving him my email and I'm deleting and blocking him.

Aug 28, 2021
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A S Baris
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of the guy above who says he is from Turkey but a marine engineer on rigs and wants to talk in hangout or WhatsApp. Met on LinkedIn- all very odd

Aug 26, 2021
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Roxanne
by: Sprintcargranny

Well, Roxanne.

I can tell you from my own personal experience that your talking to a scammer.

If he was a true man who cared for you he wouldn’t be asking you for money.

They come up with every reason under the sun of wanting and needing money. He will make you feel like your the only that can help him and if you don’t you don’t care about him.

I have a false loan paper where my money was going to be paid back to me. He was coming to visit and the list goes on and own.

I lost everything I had worked and saved for my whole life. One loan are help with money is just the beginning. There is so many true stories on here from women and men that have lost their hearts, homes, cars, money and even some have taken their lives over the losses and shame these people caused them.

You have big doubts and your common sense strings are pulling at you or you wouldn’t be on here asking about this being real.

I wish I had been computer savvy and found the help this site has but I wasn’t.

I’m an older lady and believe me that I learned the hard way.

This person isn’t real and wont be there for you. A "TRUELY" honest man that cares for you wouldn’t beg you to give them money.

Only you can make this choice not to give your money and your heart to this person that you haven’t seen and believe me you never will.

If you truly need someone in your life do it in person not online.

But, my grand daughter met her boyfriend locally online. But, they met soon in person. Don’t know what yours is suppose to do for a living but, if he has a good paying job, believe me no matter what his excuse is, he doesn’t need to borrow your money.

Take some time and go back through all of these stories on this site.

There is days, months, and years of people who have lost everything. Thankfully, this site was created and helped to keep some people from losing their lives.

Mine happened in 2016 and my life has been hell just to try and keep a roof over my head and food in my mouth.

I was a logical minded person, but was going through a very low time in my life and this person who wasn’t who they said they were took my heart and my money. I will die broke.

They are heartless. If you give him money it wont stop until you can’t give him any more. Then this person will not ever contact you again. Will drop you like a hot cake and probably tell you what an awful person you are for not helping them no more.

There is no way of telling if it’s a man, woman, child ?? Most the time it will end up with more people involved beside just you and him.

Lord the excuses they can use.

I hope God shows you the light and you realize this isn’t real before you get more involved and end up with so much sorrow in your life that it’s hard to bear.

May you be blessed and safe and realize this isn’t a truthful person.

Find someone in your town are close by that you can meet in person.

Aug 26, 2021
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Scammers using LinkedIn
by: Anonymous

I’ve written last August about my oil rig scammer who found me in LinkedIn. I have blocked and reported him to LinkedIn and provided his picture and WhatsApp information and even the extortion via text.

I changed my email address and cell phone number since then. I still need to report to government agencies and I just haven’t had the time nor am I eager to do it although I know I should do it.

If it weren’t for this website and advice from Biggles, I think I would also be tremendously affected from a financial standpoint. I’m still trying to overcome the emotional piece since I fell in love with him.

Now, I noticed I’m starting to get LinkedIn requests from men I don’t know. Based on what I learned from this website, I can tell that these are fake profiles. I have reported them to LinkedIn and declined their request and blocked them.

Stay safe and don’t engage with anyone you don’t know online.

Aug 26, 2021
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Please help me
by: Roxanne

I was chatting with this guy about a month now and he is asking me for money. His name is Eddie James. Please help me please. Can someone talk to me about this I'm so confused

Aug 26, 2021
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Jefferson
by: Anonymous

Jefferson, aged 64 a General Surgeon in Baltimore. On POF, asks to move to hangouts for more personal conversation. Reverse image search show home to be on Twitter as Alex Akdeniz from Yemen and on numerous scam sites under the name of Dr Onder Akdeniz, Military doctor in Yemen.

Will ask for money for his son's school fees though he hasnt asked me yet!

Aug 24, 2021
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Nigerian artist
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by a Nigeria reggae artist. He found me on Fitbit. I was unaware for months he was a scammer. He gave me all the stories about on an oil rig, his machine broke, he couldn't get to his bank, they wouldn't let him leave until his leave was paid. Lowered his amount of money.

Asked for bitcoins and gift cards. I fell deeply in love, I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, but I never could find a way to send him anything. See I'm married. Long sorry short I finally had enough fake information I could pin him on. Fake plane tickets, fake drivers license, fake profiles.

He admitted he was from Nigeria, but he truly had fallen in love with me. Since then we have kept in touch morning, noon and night. When I try to break it off I feel sick inside. I truly love him and he loves me. He wants to come to America.

Is this possible or am I still foolish to think he's still not scamming me. I sent him gift cards so he can eat healthy. He is not the usually unfortunate Nigerian, and he has sent pictures of his apartment and I have reversed image everything.

Aug 24, 2021
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Hangouts is not monitored…
by: Anonymous

No matter where the scammer found you, they want you off that site for private text either your
own service, normal texting but ideally Google hangouts.

Dating Sites can monitor and often do check for illegal activity. Why would a scammer want to continue on such a site. Always a big red flag to move to another site too soon.

As a man, when I see a request to move to google hangouts soon, I know something is fishy, so I ask, let us stay on the site platform for a month after we originally made contact on. The person generally goes away. Too easy to go to another scamming victim.

Again a reminder, NEVER SEND OR RECEIVE MONEY,
your contact is using you, if they send you $ you are now a money launderer, the police will explain.

If the first and last names are common first names, more than likely, they are a scammer.

Good luck.

Aug 24, 2021
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Hello. I was texting with a man named James Cooper. He said he works for Baker Hughes in the Gulf of Texas. After 6 months he finally asked me for a iTunes card.

Thank God 🙏 he only got me for $20. I have blocked him.

Aug 24, 2021
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Hangouts
by: Anonymous

Why do they take you to hang outs. What is the advantage?

Aug 24, 2021
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To the Man who was scammed
by: Sprintcargranny

I’m so sorry to hear about you going through all the emotional and financial loss. It is so hard to understand how these people can be so heartless but apparently they are.

Hopefully it will help that you are on the younger side of life and hopefully you still have your health.

I’m an older lady that lost my whole life savings, 401k,etc. Thankfully I didn’t sell my car and refinance my home any more than I already owed.

I still ask myself everyday, how in the world could I have been so stupid. But, they strike especially when we are going through hurtful family losses and worries.

Even after a time, it’s still hard for me to understand how someone could be so dead hearted to destroy people and not care.

I was suicidal for awhile, but, I knew that was unforgivable. All I can do is take comfort in knowing that someday no matter how long it is, that these heartless people that destroys others lives will face the man up above and they will answer for the harm they have caused.

You are a survivor and can make it through all this. Put one foot in front of the other one day at a time.

There is good people out there, and hopefully someday you will find someone who will truly care for you the way you deserve to be treated.

Myself, too old to start over but, just praying God will help me find peace with myself and live as long as he intends for me to.

May God Bless you and help you to start over and help you find happiness and inter peace with you as the person that you truly are.

We treated these people as if they was like us, because we thought they truly were who they said they were and thought they was trustworthy. They work in groups and then when they have all they can get they pass us on to other scammers.

It took me awhile to get rid of them all and not be bothered any more but, I’m finally rid of them because they know there is no more coming from me no matter what story they tell me.

As long as we are alive there is hope. One second, one minute, one hour, one day and on we will show them we will survive.

Thank you for sharing. Most of us that were taken in by these scammers have a lot of experience and a lot of lies that we were told. We all look back and wonder how it happened, but it did. I just pray everyone that is hurt can make it through all of it.

God be with everyone that is hurt or are being hurt. I’m so thankful for the ones that find this site and are saved from what some of us suffered.

Thanks to the ED and anyone that helps all of us.

ED: Thank you

Aug 23, 2021
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I Am a Man, and I Was Scammed for Over $400,000; It happens to men too!
by: Anonymous

Well, I am new to this group and appreciate being allowed to join as one of a handful of men.
Reading all of the terrible situations so many women have been put in really saddens and angers me, yet it is strangely comforting that I am not alone.

I tried to be brief (though there are many details), I have wanted to share this story with anyone who would understand for quite some time.
My scamming nightmare began in November 2019 on LinkedIn. I wasn’t looking for a relationship because I went through a brutal divorce in 2016. Afterward, I got a new job, lost weight, started to eat and live healthier. My life was getting better.

I was invited to Linked-In by a scammer. Her profile indicated she was a Travel Nurse from Zurich, Switzerland. The scammer claimed she was a widow (40 yrs old), husband died seven years earlier. Her daughter was born after that, and she also had adopted a son. Her father had died eight months earlier from cancer.

I received over 300 pictures from her, 150 in the first two weeks alone. She was very attractive, appeared to have a number of friends, had an active lifestyle, and loved to travel. She had a sweet voice, with an accent that sounded like German (though it may have been Russian), and claimed she spoke English, French, and Roman’s Swiss language. She had a wonderful sense of humor. We laughed together, often.

I felt comfortable talking on any subject with her. I could not believe how fortunate I was.
After about three weeks, she asked for $600 in gift cards and promised to pay me back. I foolishly sent her the card numbers. After that, the seemingly innocent flirting ramped up to the most intense sexually charged conversations I ever had.

She professed her love for me, talked about the vacations we could go on, the school we could send the kids to, the home we would have, and that she would like me to father her next child. I was overwhelmed but felt that my life had taken an amazing turn for the better. I could retire before I was even 50. I was 47 at the time.


In Mid-January 2020, the scammer told me she was going to Dubai because her diamond broker father left her $24 million in diamonds stored in a secure vault. Then followed repeated requests for money for fees, taxes, and unpaid bills, to get the diamonds out of the vault.

The scammer even made an appointment to have a video conference on Skype with me and the person who ran the vault explained the fees to me. So, I interacted with another Scammer. I even received receipts in my name for payments made.
$200,000 dollars later, the diamonds are now out of the vault. She sells $600,000 worth of them, intending to cover all my debts and more.


I planned to tour the California coast with her in mid-March 2020. I even made hotel reservations. Unbelievably COVID 19 shuts down California, and the scammer gets a legitimate excuse to bail out of seeing me. Suddenly the possible became highly unlikely and improbable, so in a sense, COVID-19 benefited the scammers.


The scammer tells me she went to a shipping company to send the diamonds to my house in California. Along with the $600,000 she had placed in the case. I questioned that decision, which made no sense. Who sends $600,000 in cash to anyone? I checked out the shipping company (which had a fake website, which I didn’t realize until months later). I was even given a tracking number.

The scammer emailed my mother to thank her for raising the wonderful boyfriend she now has. My mom was thrilled. One of the worst days of my life was telling my mother she was a scammer. That was just cruel.

Sure enough, assorted customs fees, penalties, more taxes, etc., all required more money to get this shipment sent to the United States. I questioned these, and she sets up a video Skype call with two (fake) Customs officials to explain the laws to me, as I did not understand why we could not just retrieve the case with the cash in it to pay all the fees. I was told it was illegal by the two more scammers with which I interacted.


So, I paid those fees, and we should have been good to go. She planed to come to see me–then a Visa, passport issue, and more money was needed, which I sent as certified checks and transferred directly to third parties and later via Coinbase. Storage fees, additional penalties, etc., all piled up.

By December of 2020, I was basically broke—my life savings gone, investments sold, all 401K gone, I refinanced my house to get money, bills went unpaid. There I sat– $400,000 gone, $155,000 in debt due to cash withdrawals from multiple credit cards, three personal loans, and I still have a mortgage to pay.

Now I am working with a debt resolution company to avoid declaring bankruptcy, and this process could take at least five years, assuming creditors are willing to settle.

I finally did a reverse image search of the pictures she sent me. I found out the real name and location of the woman in the photographs and the children as well. They were in Arizona-not Switzerland. I confronted the scammer with this info (in Jan 2021), and she came up with another ridiculous story, and sent me a bunch of crying emojis, and told me she was "not a good person." Again, she was trying to manipulate me (and it almost worked).

She told me she would reveal herself by video—the woman I spoke with and saw didn’t sound like her and knew nothing about me. She even asked me what the latest customs fees were—I guess I was transferred to another scammer (meaning at least five were involved).

She continued to contact me with ridiculous money requests until I told them to leave me alone, in a long text, March 21st. I have not heard from them since. I am now dealing with the emotional and financial fallout.

Due to a mistake on their part, I did find the actual name of one of the scammers, who appears to be based in Nigeria.

During all of this, it felt like a real relationship. I even learned French to talk in her language and filled my garden with her favorite flowers- Lilies.

I would say to anyone – please do not make the mistakes I did. If you fear that not giving someone money means they will leave you — that is not a healthy relationship — actually, that is NOT A RELATIONSHIP AT ALL.

You are nothing more than a bank or financial transaction. These people have no moral compass, no awareness of cruel behavior. They are psychopaths. They turn your compassion, your desire to love and to be loved into a terrible weapon.

Thank you for reading this far. I just wanted to tell my story to help others and myself.

Stay strong, everyone!

Aug 23, 2021
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Dawson Robbert
by: Anonymous

A person identifying himself as Dawson Robbert found me on hangout on google. Saw my photo and said that I looked pretty and wanted to get to know me better. He said he was in the U.S. Military in Iraq. Sent me two pictures of himself One purporting to be on Facebook, and now he is not there on facebook.

I want to know if this is true or if it is a scam

Aug 22, 2021
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Scammer Williams Wei
by: Anonymous

Don’t be ashamed of yourself. Everyone makes mistakes. Ours are just too costly. These scammers are too professional, they know very well how to take advantage of us on not being informative to cheat us.

They are all garbage. Luckily we’re not in the worst situations. We have to move on. I’m sure the more they scam the sooner they will go to the jail and the gates of hell are waving to them.

To report a scammer you can do Google or YouTube search on how to report an online scam.

Good luck!

Aug 21, 2021
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Williams Weii
by: Anonymous

He scammed me too and it’s a lot of money. I’m so ashamed of myself right now. Please how can I report him to the police?

Aug 20, 2021
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Scammer Williams Wei
by: Anonymous

Ladies, watch out for this scammer! His name is Williams Wei, and claims he is an oil engineer. He used a similar story like others posted here to cheat me. I got scammed. This dammed man stole my heart, love and money.

After I discovered his true color, he blocked me. I learned a lesson in a hard way. Be careful, this scammer is still active on Facebook. He looks like an Asian man, having a little mole above his lip and a couple of pockmarks on his forehead.

To look click the link: https://www.facebook.com/Williams.wei.10211

Aug 19, 2021
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Henry giberson
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of him? He was in Iceland then Istanbul. I know someone who lost $90k to this person and traced it back to a Nigerian. Perdón won’t admit they were scammed though to provide info to file a report with the fbi. There are phone numbers and plate numbers to the scammer.

Technology sucks!

Aug 19, 2021
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Michael Williams
by: Anonymous

First names as their first and last is the way they do it more than not. You were so smart asking about the sunrise. I asked about the weather but did not think about sunrise. My scammer used Williams as his last name with some different first names.

He had about 200 aliases. I looked on Instagram and saw one guy with the middle name of David. He is quite young and wears glasses. I was looking to see if he was my scammer.

Did you look here for his photos? Bing is the best place, I think. Download his photos and go to Bing and click on check images and then drag his photo to where they say and they will give you the name of the man in the photo if they have it. Another good place is male scammers.

If you enter a report there you will be a gold member and you can look him up by his name and or photo.

Aug 19, 2021
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MICHAEL WILLIAMS
by: Anonymous

Mechanical Engineer On an OIL RIG in Jemen. Anybody heard or been contacted by him?? Careful of this smooth talker!! Very handsome pictures on IG. Wondering though, who he really is !?!

He contacted me on IG 2 early August. Widower, of course, with a 12 year old son who he brought up on his own. Kid is at Boarding school in England. Wants his son to desperately experience motherly love.

Said he is from Wisconsin, where he owns a 3 BR bungalow. No records to be found though in Madison or anywhere.

I asked him what his middle name is. Took him a while wanting to answer it. He said Williams!! So I said, then what's your last name?? Again first NO answer, but then he said David. 3 first names as a name????

Hot and heavy in pursuit of my love and devotion right from the get go. The life together, the new house, the marriage, the big ring, and bla, bla, bla.

Asked him what time sunrise was in Jemen, and it didn't match. BUT is sure matched the sunrise time in Abuja Nigeria.

Always asking me if I ate. Or my plans for the day.

Careful who you trust!!!!!!

Aug 18, 2021
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Facebook scammer
by: Anonymous

This is the first time through FB I have been reached out to by a scammer person who pretended to be a high ranking military Lgt. General & supposed said he is widowed with a son in boarding school while he is in Baghdad leading brigades in military surviving camps.

These are this person's use of words. Biggest clue is the tries in military vocabulary played with. Some question avoidance yet projected new questions to me instead. Also desired to switch to Hangouts. My hard NO floored him & his demeanor switched. I just told him to watch his 6 & reported him.

Real names: Paul E. Funk II & his living wife Dr. Beth Funk with no kids but huge military, generational legends.

These scammers think they are so smooth.....smh

Aug 18, 2021
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BEWARE
by: Anonymous

Scammers do use deceased peoples names as not only thieves do such. I was sent a photo of a young teenager scammer who said this is my brother and I'm much older than he.

Beware and reverse image search all pictures. I
just ran this photo and found out what a cold
hearted person he is. The handsome young guy
17 years of age was murdered in one horrible
way. He had done nothing but was very talented.

The Scammer found a precious teenager's picture and sent it to me so at the right time he could say his brother was killed. He chose one with the same color eyes as he.

Hearts of stone are a man who says I love you.
I wanted to share how cruel they are. A young
man and his brother brutally murdered and scammer exploiting him to cause me to fall for his lie.

Beware this is very disturbing as they use God, women, pastors anything that will make their lies
believable. Guys who are mentally sick are
extremely dangerous.

Aug 14, 2021
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Rufus Parker
by: Anonymous

He is on a rig working for Exxon. Says 2 boys are in boarding school in the new year and they all used to live in Italy. I have several pictures. Had on choice to think he is the same guy who scammed others. Sweet talking godly man. Doesn’t care I was 15 years older than him or how I looked.

Beware. Makes you feel wanted and wants to marry you

Aug 14, 2021
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money
by: Anonymous

To those who get messaged from the fellas who say they will be happy to help you with your finances and want to send you money don't do it as you will be giving them access to your bank accounts and personal info. This is a reverse tactic and instead of them asking you for money to help them or their family members, use your heads and don't deal with these people as they are alllllll scammers.

Women too don't forget they play the games just as well as the men do.

Aug 14, 2021
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Chris Williams Marine Engineer
by: Anonymous

Update: He is also on Facebook. I searched under Chris Williams Norway. That is his face for sure. Only two posts/pictures. One of him and one of him and his daughter.

Aug 14, 2021
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Chris Williams Marine Engineer
by: Anonymous

Oh, wow. I realized this morning that I had a message on Instagram. I opened up messenger and had apparently missed four messages (over the past few weeks) from a Chris Williams.

"Hello Dear."

"Hello are you OK?"

"How are you Dear"

"Hello - did you receive my message"

I typed back to him this morning (8/14/21)

"Hello. I am fine. How do I know you?"

In any case, he seemed like a weirdo, only had 5 pictures posted; four of him alone and one of him and his daughter. He asked how old I was, if I had children, if I was married, etc. My answers were short and rather curt. After I told him that I had three children and didn't respond to the marriage question he asked me again if I was married. My response was one word - Widowed.

He then went on to say he too was a widower, has a daughter, was from Norway but currently living in Seoul South Korea and was a Marine Engineer. I pretty much knew at that point he was full of BS. I googled "Chris Williams marine engineer Norway" and low and behold I found this site.

I immediately reported him on Instagram, blocked him and restricted him.

Ladies...if something seems off, follow your gut!

Aug 12, 2021
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Morris Brown, age 47, South Sudan Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

Can I just say, WOW! I cannot believe for even the few amount of days that I engaged with this person--but it seemed so real. The widow who lost his wife 5 years ago. The son, Andre that lived in a boarding school in Ghana. The desire to find a mom for him and the right woman. The amazing complements.. the too good to be true.. the thing I don't get is that he offered ME money.

And I said no.. obviously was never gonna get it.. but he offered and then I am sure there would have never been any $. But just wanted to report the facts. Also took me off IG to Google Hangouts because IG was very unstable.

So this guy, got to talk from me. I reminded him that he had a choice and that preying on single moms or women was a terrible thing to do. With everything going on in the world, we can do so much good and he is making the choice to purposefully deceive people and steal from them.

Super unfortunate.

At the end when I was trying to inspire him to stop doing this to people, he threatened to post screenshots of our conversation. He asked about the kids which he could see on my IG page so did not think twice about sending him images in context. But sounded like a threat of blackmail was coming. Blocked him.

Posted this to hopefully help someone else catch it before they get sucked in. I accidentally stumbled across this while I was looking for info. So thank you!

Aug 11, 2021
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Engineer for ExxonMobil Oil and Gas in Houston Scammer
by: Anonymous

I was scammed, but sent no money. I met him on Words With Friends. Knew it was too good to be true. Gorgeous. Beautiful love videos, broken English, felt more than 1 person was writing me. Widower 1 daughter. Sent me many pictures.

Said when his contract was up at the end of September he would come and meet me. He loved me, we would marry. God had sent me to be with him. Beautiful professions of love. Caring. "Text me when you get there" messages.

Some conversations, but mostly rambling lobe messages. First his daughter asked for money for school 200. Then his equipment broke and he needed 10,000, but would take 5,000.

The interactions are fun, but I know he's not real. Said he has a mansion in Richmond, VA. We would go to VA and meet his daughter and live as a family.

Aug 11, 2021
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Mom/Nathan Harris and Close Friend
by: Anonymous

Son, tell your mom and Close Friend, tell your friend, like mentioned below to type in UTube/Dr. Phil Aug.05, look for one that says International Investigation, and there are two shows about this woman called Anna who wouldn't believe she was being scammed. Should be an eye opener for your mom and your friend.

If you have photos Bing has a very good Image Search for free. If you post a new report on here you can add a photo at that time and then you can search photos. If you post to Male Scammers.com, you can then search by name or photos. I have mentioned on here a few times to type in a line from the "romantic" poems or love letters into Google Search and you will come up with the exact whole poem or love letter.

These men are real pros and usually are talking to a few women at once. From what I have read you may not be talking to the same man every time. They work so closely together that they know just what to say. If you ask them about seeing their photo on another site they will say it was stolen.

That is a true statement, it was stolen by them not from them. They "groom" the woman for a couple of months and even as long as a year, before they ask for money. I turn one or two in every week on POF so really need to be careful out there.

Aug 10, 2021
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Do not be fooled like me.
by: Anonymous

Hello everyone. Do not be fooled with these people. I was once a victim for this dating scam 6 years ago. I lost a lot of money. I was so naïve they are very good in talking to you.

Be careful!!!

Thanks and God Bless

Aug 10, 2021
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The Oil Rig Meet
by: Anonymous

Hello - I've had at least 3 men contact me through Instagram and they all start with the phrase "Hello dear" followed by some nice comments about my smile, etc. They are always a widow, they write in English fairly well and it seems harmless and is flattering.

However, my gut has always said this is a potential scam. I see by all these comments this is a similar pattern - "hello dear..." lovely comments, typically a widow, etc. and ALWAYS an Oil Rig.

Let's all of us focus on our daily life, rid ourselves of these potential cyber relationships and protect our hearts and our finances and put our focus on the real people in front of us.

Aug 09, 2021
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Doctor
by: Anonymous

This doctor is Dr Mark Luther m6rkluther@gmail.com and says that he is treating your man Walter Coverin on the rig and won't proceed until he gets money first. He got quite nasty and calls me selfish and cruel.

Eventually my man is then supposedly taken off the rig but not before my man has continually asked me to help him do just that so now my man is in a hospital waiting for me to pay the bill.

I called the hospital and one other which cost me a lot only to be told nobody by that name is there. Maybe they are the same person or working together.

Aug 09, 2021
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Michael Gary
by: Anonymous

This man first introduced himself as Michael Gary, son and wife had died. Told me he was an engineer/contractor. Showed me a contract for petroleum oil in NZ, but I wasn't convinced about it at first as the contract was out of date.

He them asked me to help him transfer money to a firm in Russia for some materials. Then he lost his phone so that's when it began him asking for money. There were times I knew I should of deleted him. I've had arguments with him when I did call him a scammer. I've not got much so what I've lost is really not much compared to those who have lost alot.

My accounts are guided by the fraud team so I will get alerts of anything that's not right. So this man whose photo are on a known website and on some media platforms will be stopped from defrauding people.

There is a god who is watching him. And he's not infallible from being caught.

Aug 09, 2021
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Drilling engineer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Walter Coverin who says he is a widower who has also lost his parents in a car crash and says he comes from Germany but grew up in Montpelier Vermont UDA.

Aug 06, 2021
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A close friend
by: AHR

I have a friend who is in contact with a guy named Derick Michael from Texas. He says that he is an independent contractor who just left for Scotland because of a multi million deal with Exxon. He has a teenage daughter and they both will FaceTime and talk to my friend. He is very religious, strong accent, and good looking. She says he is very romantic.

Started with an email that she received. He named the person he received it from and my friend does know that person. We have pictures of him.

Aug 06, 2021
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I’m talking to him right now
by: Anonymous

What can I do to help you all?? I have a photo
and Email so far

Aug 04, 2021
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FOR THAT ONE WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE
by: Anonymous

Today Doctor Phil ran a program from 2020. Beautiful 75 year old lady was being scammed. Anna could not get it that her scammer Sammie Lee
Strong was a scammer until her son brought her onto the show. Anna now believes.

Any of you who have looked at many pictures of scammers you will recognize this man. I write this for skeptics as part two is to run Thursday 8-5-21.

Please watch as you will not believe what this guy says and other guest familiar with him.

Some of you probably have had contact with him. If you can't watch it's on YouTube.

Being informed is very important and Im anxious to see the results. Dr. Phil found the real man and he is on the program.

Thank goodness for those who are in positions and use their platform to help and inform.

PLEASE TELL EVERYONE TELL IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Aug 03, 2021
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Re: Nathan
by: Anonymous

Please tell your Mom only scammers ask for money and they Love only themselves. He will take all in couple of months. I don't know him but I know the scam and it is cruel. When money is gone he will be gone.

Report him to local authorities. Report where he says he is from. Pictures, phone, email all the conversations. Scammers Steal pictures and make up names like Michael Steve because they cannot be found. Run his picture on a reverse image search and you might find the person who is the owner of his face.

If he is international report to the embassy where he is from. This guy is a liar if he says he is an oil rig engineer as it's their scam. He will have problems you never thought of to play on your Mom's emotions.

She will never be paid back the money and definitely never meet him. Many are Nigerians, but not all we as have scammers globally. If your Mom needs further convincing leave an email if she needs other advice as we can email her.

It will affect the rest of her days. Her Heart will be crushed and finances wiped out. Please do not give him personal info of any kind especially banking as he will try.

Please Be Careful

Good Luck

Aug 03, 2021
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Scammer by the name Bruce Fernando
by: Anonymous

I met this scammer on Instagram & spoke with him for a month. Told me he was retiring at the end of July & going home to his daughter Tracy in Glendale, California. However he started asking for money but I never gave him any.

I caught on to him being a romance scammer because I went to the internet & looked up these oil rig scammers. They only want to drain you mentally & physically and rob you of your finances.

Please be wise as they will never come where you are & will only feed you what they think you want to hear. Then he or whoever it was had the nerve to call me from a different phone number & forgot the first name he gave me was Bruce and now you saying your name is John. Please go somewhere as I'm use to those games. I played along with him real well.

Aug 03, 2021
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Alex Noah- email: alexnoah467@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

He claimed that his name is Alex Bob Christopher, 41, from Malta. Claimed that he worked on an oil rig, the only child and his mother is in her 80s. Claimed that he never met his father and always felt lonely as a child. He texted me consistently for over 2 months.

I wasnt attracted to him but the consistency was somewhat keep me going with the conversations. Also it’s my first time using an online app. Besides it’s just over text messages and my country is under lockdown, so I was partly bored and filling up my time. Then he started making plans like seeing me and spending time with me in order to get to know me. It seems so weird but I just keep it going because I feel like I have nothing to lose.

Then the moment when he was supposed to be out of the rig, he called in early in the morning telling me that he’s stuck at clearance because he needs RM2k more. That just changed the whole narrative because I’m one person who dont like to loan or owe money.

So I flatly said no. He kept on saying that I should trust him and I said, no I don't know you. I asked him why is he asking it from me and not his ‘worker’ or his family or friends? He said he doesn't have friends, doesn't talk to his mom anymore etc.

I knew right away that he’s dodgy and asked him to sort it himself. I found this website and it confirms my suspicion and I confronted him right away telling him that I think he’s a scammer etc. He gaslighted me and acted defensive so it was downright funny.

It’s a good lesson for me because I tend to empathise and see good things in people rather than red flags. Should have trusted my intuition and flatly stay away from online app.

Aug 03, 2021
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Nathan Harris
by: Anonymous

My mother is being scammed by this Nathan Harris guy and she has sent him over 2,000 dollars. She does not believe he is a scammer but we lost my dad in March of this year and she is not thinking clearly.

I need help to expose this man before she is broke completely

Aug 03, 2021
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Barry Peterson
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Barry Peterson. Said he is on an oilrig outside Dubai. He is well spoken. He contacted me by the singing site Smule.

After talking for 1 month, he wanted me to send 3000-5000 dollars, to sort out a new plan, so he could come to see me. I said no, but we continued to talk. He has stolen a picture from Mitchell Osborn Ohio, Florida. I think he does have work on a rig, he can describe everything. He says he is 58 years old. I think he is 35 years old, sounds like that when is singing.

He is a BIG LIAR! Watch out!

Aug 03, 2021
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Alex Bob Cristopher
by: Anonymous

Alex Bob Cristopher, 41, Oil Rig Engineer. Terrenganu, Malaysia. Claimed to be single and looking to settle down Asked for RM2k for clearance before meeting

Aug 02, 2021
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Alex-Oil Rig terengganu, Malaysia
by: Anonymous

Chatted with someone called Alex from Malta. Claimed to be working on oil rig. Never married, the only child and raised by a single mother. He claimed to be 41 years old, looking to settle down and had a gf he was almost got married to back in Malta.

Chatted with him for 2 months, became smitten by me very quickly, wrote really romantic cliche texts after a week of chatting which was weird but I gave him the benefit of the doubts thinking that maybe thats just his way of doing things.

Supposed to meet in a few days time, called me this morning saying that he needs to borrow MYR 2k for clearance. I said no of course but I never had any suspicion about him being a scammer until he asked for a loan.

Anyone has been scammed by this person? Maybe can share pictures.

Aug 02, 2021
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Robert mark
by: Anonymous

He will probably change his name. Has a 14 year old daughter. I have pics with both of them. Lives in Sarasota California but lived in the UK with his dad. Mom lived in Dallas. Wife died of brain cancer in Dallas.

The more I ask the further he removed himself. I believe he tried to hack into my daughter in laws Facebook.

Very smooth. So be safe! When I asked about family he blocked me. Says he owns his own company! Ugh! I'm so sick of people like him. Didn't ask for $$ but I am in the middle of a divorce. He probably thought I was an easy target.

Aug 02, 2021
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Exxon Mobil Engineer, wiidower, God-fearing and all alone
by: Anonymous

A man named Scott Garry Bills reached out to me via LinkedIn and we continued our communication via WhatsApp. He said he is an American from Chicago and he works as a rig manager in Oslo, Norway. His wife’s name is Rebecca who died in a car accident and he is very rich. He even showed me a screen shot of his bank account.

He said he will be coming here to marry me. What led me on was his very prayerful life even praying for me. He even created this oath for us which partly states "At any time or any day I break your heart may I live to face the wrath of God and the consequences of my action."

I surely pray for that last part too.

Aug 02, 2021
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Cleedys
by: Anonymous

First name Cleedys

Aug 02, 2021
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Mike Ricky or Mike Rickie
by: Anonymous

I have kept all the evidence for this, have pictures, conversations, proof of all the money I have sent. I am lost! Heart broken and left in a financial mess, and have 3 kids and no family in this country.

Mike Ricky or Mike Rickie, has different names of people he asked me to put the money in, an address in Netherlands, and he used my Netflix account that said he was in Nigeria. Email address of him or at least who he said it was.

Last time of contact was on Saturday 31st at 7pm because he was suppose to leave "the platform" to come to us. I am miserable and so heart broken! I’ve been the most stupid and sad woman on earth just to have "a little love in my life" when I have so many people around me that love me and then I decided to give it all to a stranger!!!

He put so much effort in because every day, all day he was there with me. Since March that I met him on Tinder! I have found him on different profiles in Facebook and still decided to ignore all the signs and keep on for the fear of not knowing that if maybe he will be real and fall in love with me. He was so charming and into me and my kids, he was so personal.

I just want to know, why? And how do I move on from this? I can send pictures of him so people are warned on the internet.

Aug 02, 2021
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Oil rig Scam
by: Anonymous

Yes I had a 5 months supposed to be a love relationship after almost his 4th conversation. He say he is a widow and wife died in a car accident and he has two kids a 8 girl and boy 15. He says he is a good man, religious like me and thats where I let my guard down.

Oil rig Exxon Mobil oil rig. He was coming home to me, and we were getting married. He lived in Florida but he is in Alaska now and his name is Erik Anthony. He says he is Puerto Rican and had an accent. He liked to text and begs for money and gifts. He is a big liar and talks always how he loves me.

I have 5 email addresses he put in my phone. He is too smooth, and he is going to hell.

Pray for my son too.

Aug 02, 2021
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Oil rig
by: Anonymous

Got scammed by someone going by the name of Troy who was then under the name of asis and now is under the name of anome from rome italy

Beware

Aug 01, 2021
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Pof
by: Anonymous

I totally agree...I call it plenty of minnows

Aug 01, 2021
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

He will ask eventually. Mine have gone 3 or 4 months before he asked. If they have no family or children with family, boarding school, ITS A scammer. Lives in the states but somewhere else in the world to work its a scammer. Calls you honey, queen etc its a scammer.

Asks if you have eaten its a scammer. Has no friends its a scammer. Cannot confirm his address and you cant find his home, street address, its a scammer. On an oil rig, in the military or a Dr its a scammer.

Sorry girls but plenty of fish is the worst, but they are every where. If they ask for money for anything block them as they are a SCAMMER.

Real men don't ask for money no matter what.

Aug 01, 2021
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Anthony Micheal
by: Anonymous

Hi. I’ve been chatting and even had video chats with a very charming man who is 53 years old and claims to be an oil rig engineer contractor (supervisor) from Norway. He has been home for the past couple weeks but just won a contract for KCA Deutag to work on an oil rig off of Newfoundland.

He has not asked me for any money as of yet. In fact, he claims to have fallen in love with me within a week and his plan is to come straight to me when the contract is finished in a month. He wants us to buy a house here where I live in Florida and start a new life together. He has sent pictures of him with his daughter so I know that’s real.

His wife died delivering his one and only daughter of 10 years old. I know that this is too good to be true as he claims he’ll take care of me and I don’t have to work anymore. I have fallen for this guy and I know there is a possibility that he is a scammer.

I am not stupid and I will refuse to send him any money if he asks but I’m wondering if anyone here has had any contact with this man named Anthony Micheal.

I did find 2 other people using his image yet he swears up and down that it was stolen from him. He is very very romantic and wants us to be married.

This all seems to good to be true and I’m just looking for advise or anyone who has chatted with him.

Thanks.

Aug 01, 2021
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Oil rig scammer
by: Henriëtte

I was on a music site and was approached by an American Gary Thomas from New Jersey. He shared my love for music and wanted to chat. I wasn't looking for anybody. Within a month he became very loving. Within 6 weeks he wanted to marry me. Then he had to go to Singapore for a job on an oil rig. '

He got financially in trouble because of Chinese taxes and asked me for money. In my first message I had told him I never give money. That didn’t stop him. It felt like a punch in the stomach. Yesterday I took his profile picture through Google Reverse Identity Search. Gary Thomas had stolen the profile photo from a man from Florida.

Everything that man told me was a lie. My husband died three years ago so it felt good to hear loving words. It’s so disgusting. I reported him to the FBI. You can’t trust anybody on the internet.

Never send money. They should give you money.

Aug 01, 2021
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4 years lost
by: Anonymous

I met a man online through POF and I had several pictures that he had online. As with all these scammers they love you and tell you what you want to hear. I was using this site after six months. I thought I saw red flags. I did the reverse picture thing and found this man used other names. He denied it and said someone else was using his name. He was in South Africa.

Over all that time I did lose about 10,000 but it could have been worse. My friends were telling me he was a scammer but I didn’t want to believe it. The stories got progressively worse. Jail, prison then out no place to live then found a place. All this time he had 2 different attorneys. Then covid meant he couldn’t get home. He was getting very desperate for money. I even had my son help me send Bitcoin. My son would ask me do you know this man? Of course I said yes. That was when I realized that I didn’t know him.

All the advice from this site finally hit me. What was I doing? Sending him money when I had bills to pay. Then my daughter got sick and I needed to devote my time to her. I just got the courage to tell him that was enough! Stop calling and asking as I was really done.

I can tell you it was the best thing I ever did. I felt a Weight lifted. Isn’t that crazy, I let someone I didn’t even know have that power over me.

I wish I had that money back and I wish I had all the years, days, minutes back in my life. He took that time from me and I allowed it to happen. I felt so foolish but learned a good lesson.

NEVER give money or cards to anyone you don’t know.

He went by Dirk Bunnell or I found his picture with name of Alexander Garza and in other research I found him using Peter James and Steve Coolman.

By now he’s moved on to someone else using yet another name. Please be safe and don’t believe a word they tell you.

Jul 31, 2021
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Re: HELP
by: Anonymous

Report all info you have on this man and oh how sorry I am for you. He is a lying scammer. Report him where you are also and where he says he is from. There are many places to report him. It's not likely you get your money back. He is probably using names that are not real people. It how they play as the person doesn't exist.

Please do not send him any more money nor gift cards, nor bitcoin. Do not give you account info as they can take out loans in your name and address but how they get by with this I don't know.

Block him. Report him.
Be Safe, Good Luck

Jul 30, 2021
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Help
by: Anonymous

I have been scammed by a person saying he's an oil engineer in the Philippines. I sent him over 10,000 since oct 2020 and he just got 1500 the other day as he said his bank account is frozen.

I believed him. How can I get my money back. I have his email address and photo he sent.

Please help me

Jul 30, 2021
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Searching for scammers
by: Anonymous

The best search is photo recognition. It's easy and cheap. Pay for it and consider how much it will save you. It pulls up any and most pictures that match your guy. You will find him under various names. First believe he IS a scammer. Second BLOCK Him or her.

Do not accept friend requests from people you don't know.......BE SAFE

Jul 29, 2021
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Re: NEED MUCH INFO. 7-28-21
by: Anonymous

Try Searching Social Media under his name. If you have a picture do a reverse image search.

BEWARE IF OIL RIG IS IN THE CONVERSATION

With Flooding it Could Be Newest Scam. When they do the puppy scam they will do anything.

Most on this site have been scammed by Oil Rig Engineers. Our Advice is Slam the door in his face run as fast as you can.

They are experts at their trade and before you realize it they smoothed talked you.

Please Be Careful

Best of Luck

Jul 28, 2021
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NEED AS MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT HIM AS POSSIBLE
by: Anonymous

I am a car collector who responded to an ad for a Ferrari for sale. This individual Andrew Armstrong described the circumstances under which he had possession of the car, claimed to be in a warehouse in upstate NY, yet the photos were of a car in a Florida setting.

The name he uses is Andrew Armstrong and he states that he works as a supervisor on an off-shore drilling rig for Diamond Drilling. It would help if I knew in which state (if he is truly resides in the United States) he is living.
Frank M. Buselli ESQ

Jul 28, 2021
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Dave Weylon
by: ticked off

The the person who posted about this man I can say you are talking about my second scammer who went by the name Dalton Jerry. I fell for his bull and I paid his lawyer or so called lawyer the taxes on what I was told to pay and I got squat and he told me that his bank account was always over drawn.

Thank goodness I filed a report on him with the police but what I have learned is this man will always come back with a different name and a different story. I sure hope if you sent money to him you saved your receipts.

Jul 28, 2021
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NOT ALL ARE MEN
by: Anonymous

A 64 year old woman in England In July 2021
was caught for a six figure romance scam.

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CHAT WITH.

Jul 28, 2021
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Dave Weylon
by: Anonymous

I was contacted by a man named Dave Weylon. I met him on Facebook date app and his profile said he was in Raleigh, NC but he was actually on a oil rig in Texas so we talked and he sent me roses for my retirement.

We communicated for about a month and then the daughter emails me about how happy her dad was. We were counting down the days he had left and he asked for money to get off the rig and I helped him (wish I knew what I know now) to get to Texas and then he sends me a copy of his pay check the next day and he calls and says he doesn’t have the money to pay taxes on his 5 million check which looked very real and he couldn’t get his men off the rig.

He then asked for 80k but I kept telling him no- every time I thought he was gone but he kept coming back (then he sent a pillow and mug with his picture on them with the I love you stuff).

Finally after fighting with him about money for a week I think he has finally give up because I blocked him on WhatsApp and every time he called I blocked him. His daughter was also sending emails about happy he was when he called begging he would have a cry and say I need you and I want you stuff.

Dave is very good and I wish I’d known about this scam as he would still be on the rig!!

Ladies please be careful these guys are good.

Jul 27, 2021
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Eric Dave
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of an Eric Dave? Claims he’s from Poland and has gotten his claws in someone close to me. Claims he’s on the ocean in a boat. Says was a contractor in California.

Found his photos on a porn site, but the person is so entrenched with this jack@as they won’t listen. He’s even trying to get her to open a bank account for him.

Jul 26, 2021
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Randy Philip
by: Anonymous

I was contacted in March by a man that was going by the name of Randy Philip. It was through Friends Request on Face Book. He was an offshore rigger. Had a dead wife from cancer and a daughter alive in Ohio and had a son that died in an auto accident.

After a month he started with the money problems on the rig. Soon it was cards and then accounts to drop money in. Even wanted my account numbers. Which He didn't get. So I ran a facial recognition on him and found this man's face with other names.

After more digging I found more websites. These are a few of the names. Eric Alexander, Mark Chad, Randy Philip, Michael Van Dorn (Twitter), Bryon Johnston, Keith Johnston, Byron Johnston, Randy Keith and on FB Dating 2 Mikel and Eric. They have first names only on that app.

A few of these people are dead. I have blocked this man under the name of Randy Philip and no longer accept friend requests. This man has threatened to "STEAL ME" on at least 5 occasions the last one he was going to steal me right under their noses. Now I'm scared.

Can you do anything about this man or group of men?

Jul 26, 2021
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Major league Scammer
by: Anonymous

I've been being contacted by a very nice looking man over the last 4 months. Says he's on an oil rig, has a daughter, dead wife, son dead in car accident. Oh he loves me to death ( as good taste) and needs money for various problems he faces.

Anyway after investigating him I found his face on several dating websites. Eric Alexander, Mark Chad, Randy Philip, Michael Van Dorn, Bryan Johnston, Keith Johnston, Randy Keith, Byron Johnston.

He is also on Facebook under the names of Eric and Mikel. Ladies this is a dangerous man. He can make that computer do whatever he wants. He called a friend of mine last night and my name came up. At 1.30am. She could hear me screaming and telling him to go away and leave me alone. She hung up and called me back. I was asleep and she woke me up and told me the story.

This man has threatened to "steal me" on several occasions. I am afraid but I have a gun and will use it if I feel threatened. Be aware of who you are speaking to. This was my first ever friend request that I accepted. This person or persons (I think it is a group) needs to be investigated and put in jail ladies so stay safe and only accept friend requests from people you know.

Jul 25, 2021
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Robert mark
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of this guy? Sarasota Californi. Wife died, has a daughter he adores and both parents deceased. I just started talking to him from our time. I checked his picture on Google and nothing came up. Just wanting to stop before it starts

Jul 25, 2021
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I met this man on Facebook, which I usually don't friend strangers. He was a smooth operator. Telling you all the things he thinks you want to hear. He is a widower with a son he just adores. Both of his parents are deceased. He is working on an oil rig in the high sea Ireland.

I googled and yeah, there is no drilling off the coast of Ireland and hasnt been in years. He never asked me for money, but I sure that was coming. Oh he was sooo in love with me that he was coming to the state I live in and was going to buy me a house (I let it slip that I was looking for a house). He coached me to communicate with him on hangouts and immediately erased the account on Facebook to include all pictures and comments that he had made to me (mine were still there).

I told him that in order for me to continue talking to him because I was doubting all his bull I requested that he take a selfie with a newspaper from Ireland to prove he was who he said (busted). He naturally could not comply, came up with excuse that he couldnt get off the rig to get a paper.

Needless to say I sent him a message when he would not stop bothering me begging for me to talk to him, what was going on over here with me.

I sent him a text and told him if he ever tried to contact me or mess with my identity I would hunt him down the dog he is. The joke is on him anyway if he goes for my identity the only thing he'll get is pissed off.

Dont buy into these guys no matter how they try as they will never be what you want so run!!!!Don't even reply to these losers who rather than get a job and work they rather pull their cons and steal your money.

We Have to Stop THem!!!!!!

Jul 22, 2021
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Scott Bryan & William B. plus Gibson S.
by: Anonymous

These scammers love to chat on WWF yet choose to continue to think that's code for please keep chatting with me. Both don't have healthy boundaries & want to switch to Hangouts to chat after two or three turns with WWF. They both have crazy stats in their profile & impossible ones as well. Keep an eye out for these scammers!!! They think they are smarter than you, which is far from the truth

Jul 22, 2021
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James Cooper
by: Anonymous

To the person who wrote about this man turn him in and block him if he wants a bank account number and give him a number to the local police as that should take care of him.

Jul 22, 2021
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Marcus David Benjamen
by: Kevin B

The reason they use first names very often it’s because you can’t find anything on Google about them because they’re not real people.

Keep in mind this site has been here for a few years and nobody has ever met in person a thief scammer.

A lady I used to date went from California to Nevada to meet her scammer in person at the airport. He asked for $150 so he could have an iTunes card to talk to her while he was on the plane. She actually did send him one.

She still waiting for them to arrive since 2017.

Jul 22, 2021
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Marcus David Benjamin - scammer
by: Anonymous

This guy says he is from Berlin and moved to San Diego and recently in Scotland. A rig oil drill supervisor. Approached in FB and wants to communicate via Google Hangout. Avoid this profile.

Jul 21, 2021
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Brandon Wilson on WWF
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this scammer using Brandon Wilson as his name. There are so many impossibilities in his profile & different challenges he's "won" due to IT scamming abilities.

Watch out....this "smooth talkers" scammers are every where!!!!

Jul 21, 2021
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This man is still cheating me
by: Anonymous

Thanks to this website for helping me out of this dilemma. This Oil Rig engineer caught my heart deeply. Although my logic have already told me he is a scam I still cannot come out. I repeatedly find excuses for him and really wanted to send the $250000 to him to help him fix the machine on the rig. My logic and feeling battle hardly.

He said he would bring two kids and move to my city. The two kids called me mom in email. How I wish it could be true!

Please don't dream of Romance online. I just don't understand why such a nice person could do this scam. I believe he can earn a good life by just being himself.

Be cautious! Ladies!

May God Bless Us!


ED: So pleased the website has helped you

Jul 21, 2021
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Christian Walker
by: Anonymous

Anyone seen this handsome man on tinder?? Already alert and waiting to see what scam he is about to pull ….

Jul 20, 2021
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Oil Rig Engineers
by: Anonymous

Never trust the one who said he needs money to fix his machine. This is all BS and he is making a fool of you. Just stay away from online Love chats. This is a love scam just to get money.

Be alert to your surrounding. This world is suffering from a pandemic and people are jobless, so this is the only way to make money.

Be safe and good luck.

Jul 18, 2021
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