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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Jul 14, 2020
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Mike Foster
by: Clara

Ladies, be careful out there!! Started chatting to this Mike Foster on Tinder, 46 gorgeous looking, too good to be true, salt and pepper hair, dark eyes, sleeve tattoo on watch arm!! He says he is French and living in Manchester, working on an oil rig in the north sea!!Divorced 3 years, no kids because it never happened!!! He has a beard/goatee in photos and has a French accent but doesn't sound right as its more French/African!!!

Chatted after on WhatsApp, then Skype cause of oil rig rules!!! He called via video call but was so blurred I knew it was a scam, played along with it for a bit, he was going to marry me after 3 days!! Asked him to send a photo of himself right now and he did and a few minutes later I asked for same photo but with his shoe on his head, haha got him.

Apparently I'm an old bitch. He is a scammer in the making!!!

Jul 14, 2020
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Lucas Handy Oil Rig Contractor Capp Petroleum
by: Biggles777

Hello

Lucas Handy says he works on an oil rig for Capp Petroleum in Berlin Germany. What a shame that company hasn't produced a barrel of oil since 2015. In my time I've been to Berlin more than once and the only gas available was at gas stations with not an oil rig in sight.

If I am told a story like that it will not end well for them. I trip him up on his lies and he admits to being " lemy kester" in his 30's from Nigeria.

Thanks to the editor for creating a page with photos of the scammer you can have a read at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/lucas-handy-oil-rig-contractor-capp-petroleum.html

Jul 14, 2020
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Kelvin
by: Anonymous

Kelvin Marion, Kelvin James, Kelvin Alex Richard, same person, changing/adding names. Same story, oil rig, widower, daughter 15, name Jenny. Scammer

Jul 13, 2020
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Fred Vilgot
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Fred Vilgot, He is a scammer!

Jul 13, 2020
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Linda
by: CheriAnonymous

I would like too see the photoes you have of this guy because I’m also talking to a guy on Hangouts and it seems just like the same one I’m talking too. So please email me please at Cheri.katynski@gmail.com

It just seems like too many guys are widows with young kids in boarding school.

Jul 13, 2020
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Thankyou Biggles777
by: Anonymous

I for one are very thankful for all the hours work you put into these scammers Biggles777. It makes great reading and is very informative on what to watch out for.

I’m sure many others on here get a lot of information out of your posts.

Thanks Biggles777 for all you do

Cheers

Jul 13, 2020
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Scammer - Erick Jorgen Karl - Karl Consult
by: Anonymous

Another scammer - Erick says he is Norwegian and lives in San Jose. Currently working at an oil rig in Gulf Of Mexico.3 weeks in glad I acted on my instinct!

Approached me on LInkedin

Jul 12, 2020
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David Minc aka David Meachel ExxonMobil Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

If you meet these people they'll take a lot from you. This is 2 pages thanks to the Editor to cover a scam that goes for months. They're persistent and what starts as though talking to a kid in Lagos ends up leaving you thinking you're talking to a real oil rig worker.

In part 1 I trip them up on all they say and send;

1: They use Lagos slang
2: Send a fake oil contract
3: Have 2 different names
4: A fake Italian Identification card
5: They don't know what WTI is

I highlight all the faults in them

In part 2 they try to trip my alias on oil, being a scam and soon it all settles down. They correct me on Italian spelling and then a storm hits and he needs $45,000.

What a shame I wasn't trying to trip them up at the end and they thought Sienna was a movie and not an Italian city.

You can learn a lot from these two pages, how to pick a fake contract and ID which are attached and I hope you have a read;

https://www.watchforscams.com/david-minc-aka-david-meachel-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor.html

https://www.watchforscams.com/david-minc-aka-david-meachel-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor1.html

Not all the mistakes they made are presented as I don't want them learning from them if they read these pages.

Note to Editor: I think these deserve a rating to appear in your menu as it is the best oil rig scam I've seen

Jul 12, 2020
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OMG Andrea M. Lewis
by: Anonymous

For over a month now I have texted with this very handsome man with eyes like the rarest Light blue crystal eyes. He requested to be a friend on my FB and I accepted. The next thing I knew he sent me a wave to say hi. Then he was on my messenger saying hello by text on there.

We chatted back and forth for a few days and then he asked me to sign up on another site ???? I asked him why, and he answered it's easier. Well, I tried but couldn't figure it out (Not that savvy on computers) so, he said he would text me on messages. He fell in love with me (so he said) instantly. His wife had Passed away 5 years ago from cancer and has a daughter who just turned 15, her name is Melissa, and she's in a Boarding School.

He's an Oil rig contractor and just on the last leg of his contract, then he and his daughter which he referred to as (OUR) daughter were coming to live with me for awhile, but pretty much insisted on buying us a nice Big home.

I told him I love my Cottage, and my first home that I bought since my divorce 11 years ago. I'm a Minister and he read my profile so obviously he knew that. OMG he said the most beautiful things any woman prays to hear but my daughters were very frightened for me when I shared the good news that after all these years alone, I was getting married.

They said MOM Watch Catfish on Netflicks and I Was Shocked to find his photos on a face search and I copied the photos and sent them to him. I was crushed but now I know to be very careful and if it seems to good to be true it isn't.

Like we don't have enough going on on this Planet !!!

Jul 12, 2020
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Habert Keri
by: Anonymous

Nigerian scammer! +1 (281) 595-9018 +1 (346) 200-2129

Habert Keri 41 years old don't trust him he is a Nigerian guy.

Jul 11, 2020
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I think I have a scammer
by: Linda

He goes by the name Mark Robert and he tells me he has a son 16 going on 17 and he is a widower also on an off-shore oil rig then he tells me he loves me in three days. A few days of chatting in hangouts and he says he isnt able to do video chat but he'll try to sneak it. Next day comes and he video chats me except no voice and he said he didnt want anyone to hear him.

He sent me pictures and he looked the same. Now he tells me his son's birthday is July 10 and he is 15 going on 16 and in boarding school. Now im waiting and already knowing he is going to ask, sure enough he tells me his son's teacher contacted him that he has to pay 1,300 dollars because of online classes. Here in New York online classes are free.

He said one of his colleagues could help with 300 and asked me for the remaining about when i said i couldn't. He had gotten so mad with me and the hurtful things he said. After all that now he says his subscription is out meaning nothing left for the internet? Now he is asking me for a steam card isnt it stream? So he is able to communicate with me on the internet.

I had one scammer before and I was suckered into getting him one of those cards. Im not doing that again. I found this site after and I thank you for making it clear to me.

Jul 11, 2020
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Jeremy Knight
by: Anonymous

Also is Kelvin Marion, James Kelvin, on an oil rig in Alaska, 15 year old daughter named Jenny. In boarding school from Chicago. Nice looking man, white hair. Says he’s 61.

SCAMMER!!!

Kelvin Marion261@gmail.com

Jul 11, 2020
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James hutto
by: Anonymous

Have been chatting since may 2020. On a oil rig in the gulf of mexico. He asked me for $5000 dollars for payment for oil barrels from China to the rig.

Have seen some one else has been in touch. As from today 11 July 2020. Told him it was a scam and said good by.

I am from the UK. His phone number _+1712577625

Jul 11, 2020
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Jeremy Knight
by: Anonymous

Jeremy Knight works on an oil rig in Alaska. Wife deceased. Has young daughter. From Chicago, IL.

Jul 10, 2020
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GIFT CARDS
by: Anonymous

IF THEY ASK FOR GIFT CARDS YOU ARE DEALING
WITH A SCAMMER. YOU ARE FEEDING THIS CORRUPT
CRIME. HE IS LIAR

Jul 10, 2020
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Two identities stolen
by: Anonymous

I've been following what I suspected was a scammer for 7 weeks. He'd taken the photos of a cruise line captain and the name of a platform support vessel captain. Fell in love very quickly.

I immediately noticed the miss spellings and unprofessional footer on the email. I asked for a selfie, couldn't do it, then I asked to face time, that wasn't allowed.


I did a search and no name came up that matched the photos. I did a face search and found the true identity of the man in the photo. His daughter started to write to me, and strangely enough she wasn't on any social media. I taught for 20 years and the writer most definitely didn't fit the profile of a child the age she was supposed to be.

He said he was Mexican, but had a polish name. Sometimes spoke with a Mexican accent sometimes when it was clear he was tired he slipped into a African accent.

He was making plans to move to the UK. Working offshore Aberdeen. Finally the money question came this morning. Could I buy him a card for his iPhone. And that was the moment I had all my suspicions confirmed.

I checked the real captains Instagram account, he is married, still working for the cruise lines. I have informed him his Facebook and Instagram accounts have been hacked. I will also the other man too.

Don't be taken in. If you have a feeling in your gut, check it out. Use the photos on face finder and do a Google search for the name you have been given. Most people can be found.

If it smells like a rat it probably is.

Good luck ladies. Keep yourselves and your money safe.

Jul 10, 2020
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Robert Andrej Olsen
by: Anonymous

Anyone else been emailing someone calling himself Robert Andrej Olsen, born in Sweden, owns his own hydraulic engineering co in the UK, lives in Long Beach CA. Only daughter died in childbirth, leaving him one granddaughter named Lucy.

Jul 10, 2020
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Another oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

Have been talking to Robert Anderson for three weeks. Supposedly, on a drilling contract of Baja, California with a Shell contract. Independent petroleum contractor. Very, very convincing!

Asked to be my friend on Facebook and then deleted his Facebook account for security reasons!! Then asked me to join Hangouts on Google as much more secure for his job! Three weeks in and he has not asked for anything but is moving to be near me when his contract is complete on 8/5.

Also, has 13 year old daughter coming with him! Wife dead 3 years!! So happy I have family and friends that warned me!!!

Jul 10, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked to a Kendrick scott who says he is from Greenbay Wisconsin. He says he has a 18 year daughter and was on a rig in turkey and had an accident and now is home. A real nice looking guy has sent me many pictures and says he is 57 years old.

I have sent him gift cards when he was on the rig and says his daughter has breast cancer but they caught it early and she is doing fine. Her name is Beverly Scott. He claims that he is divorced because his wife cheated on him with his best friend so please if any one has heard from let me know please

Jul 10, 2020
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John c Aquilino
by: Anonymous

Anyone talking to John c Aquilino. I believe he is a scammer Rear Admiral. Anyone who has spoken to him please add a comment

Jul 08, 2020
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Daniel Taylor ExxonMobil Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Here is another oil rig romance scam. I didn't get to the scam. No need when told the US government assigned someone to work on an ExxonMobil oil rig. These people are so thin with their details and stories.

This story is made to be questioned to trip them up on their lies. I do that and they don't know the difference between the UK and USA. Change from being on a ship to an oil rig and from the UK to USA. Link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/daniel-taylor-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor.html

Jul 08, 2020
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Widow with 24 year old daughter
by: Anonymous

I’ve just met this guy on Hinge. 54, good looking. Says his name is Tim Brian Seth - big red flag. Says he’s a Chemical Engineer for Chevron living in San Diego but grew up in Austin Tx. Father died when he was young and mom worked two jobs to put him through college. Only now she has had a stroke.

Thank God I saw this because he was really endearing however he did have a stranded foreign way of putting words together. He would not talk on the phone and only wanted to text. I feel like an idiot.

So glad I found this. Just FYI he uses the line "love means accepting someone as they are, yadda yadda.

Jul 08, 2020
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Morrison Murrell BP Oil and Gas Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Morrison Murrell is another oil rig scam. The oil company appears to not exist even though it has a website. He goes from the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico. Says he's from Barcelona via Orlando, FLA and changes that to Ireland.

He has a US Passport so you can see he is "verified" on a fake website. He wants $10000 and I say sell your lovely Lamborghini. He objects and thinks it's funny. Okay I say, keep it, sell your flash Mercedes instead.

Thanks to the editor for creating a page linked below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/morrison-murrell-bp-oil-and-gas-oil-rig-contractor.html

Jul 06, 2020
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Mark Donald aka Mark Donad Halliburton Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the editor for creating a page on Mark Donald a Halliburton oil rig contractor. He has a fake company identification and a U.S. passport. His company email is Gmail.

You can read all and see the fakes at the following link;

https://www.watchforscams.com/mark-donald-aka-mark-donad-halliburton-oil-rig-contractor.html

Jul 04, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for name William Manson, Fredric Jason, Nathaniel Joel Paul and Jenny. All these names are one person.

He supposed to be contacted in dolphin drilling in Norway and working on a Poland Rig. He took over one year period and took all my savings and house and disappeared on me.

Please be aware of these name on online dating.

Jul 04, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: Anonymous

Update: He actually sent me his ID. But I'll eat a broom if it's real. Now he wants me to buy him a poison card from steam so he can solve his problems with the bank. About steam?! Really?!

He wants to transfer the money himself so he can come. I wouldn't trust him. And only look down on him. These people are really good at what they do. Unbelievable!

Jul 04, 2020
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Donald Frank aka Frank Donald Shell Oil PLC
by: Biggles777

Hello

Donald Frank says he works for Shell Oil after saying he works for Travis Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. His drill breaks and he needs $36,000 to fix it. These people are organised and a vulnerable woman would suffer emotionally and financially if she met them.

Thanks to the editor for creating a page for me to post a mini case study of an oil rig romance scam elsewhere on this site.

https://www.watchforscams.com/donald-frank-shell-plc-independent-oil-rig-contractor.html

I highlighted many red flags and hopefully you'll see more if you have a read

Jul 04, 2020
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Re: Fake LinkedIn Profiles
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Thank you for the heads up, Anonymous. I visit LinkedIn from time to time to check connection requests and jobs someone thinks I'd be perfect for. Whoever is sending me connection requests on LinkedIn: Thanks, but no thanks. ;)

Jul 02, 2020
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Re: Thomas Donald
by: Anonymous

Sounds very familiar to the guy that scammed me and he tends to use Thomas a lot in his various names. As I mentioned many times before, he uses the real Captain Thomas Madsen profile. Very good looking with a beard and a mustache. It's the most used fake profile for romance schemes.

Look at the Facebook link below to the real Thomas. Look through the photos and see if any of the photos look familiar to those that might be scamming you

https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Personal-Blog/Captain-Thomas-Lindegaard-Madsen-944806625666781/

Jul 02, 2020
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Thomas Donald
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a Donald Thomas, says he lives in Florida. Has a dog named Striker. He is in an oil rig in Ireland and is contracted with Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Oil and Gas Company. He is an older man with a neat groomed mustard and beard.

He hasn’t asked for money or anything yet, he says his birthday is the 5th of July. I have spoken with him a couple of times on the phone, he has pretty good English but sounds Nigerian.
Sounds like Fredric to me though.

Jul 02, 2020
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Fake LinkedIn Profiles
by: Anonymous

There are many fake profiles created on LinkedIn; sometimes having the same name, same first name or surname (for example, Mark David, Mark Thompson)

When you receive an invitation to connect, do not accept before checking the profile(s) thoroughly.

Google search for the name and you will be surprised to see many similar profiles with variations.

Use Google photo search, Bing image, TinEye etc. Scammers use photos of celebrities, politicians, other people. Some intentionally did not put any profile pictures.

Some used company logos like Shell to make other members accept the connection requests. Many profiles associate themselves with oil companies as contractors, engineers, directors, managers etc. Some even identified themselves working at Shell Contractors!

If you see a common connection or connections, it does not mean that they know the person.

Read the profile fully. Some have obvious misleading or fake information. Some put videos or activities to appear to be related to their occupations.

Report and block the profile on the more...button and select the reason. If you find a suspicious profile, you may do it on an anonymous viewing mode so that the con artist would not be able to identify you.

Jul 02, 2020
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Show us bank Info
by: Anonymous

They show us their multimillionaire bank account
to keep the scam going. I can hear them laughing
even seeing this people still go along and give them their money. They are making fools of us.

Jul 02, 2020
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Re: Fredrik olsen
by: Anonymous

I find this interesting. The guy that scammed me was going by the name of Thomas and used the Thomas Madsen fake profile. Anyway after he confessed he was Nigerian, he told me his real name was Fredrik.

Yeah Fredrik sounds like a Nigerian name. LOL . This has me wondering if this is the guy you have been talking to. He was very sweet and very good English skills etc etc

Jul 02, 2020
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Bank problems
by: Anonymous

I had something happen to me and somebody deposited $13,000 in my bank account but how they got my account number and routing number I will never know. Pennywise my bank allow them to take it out and five different payments and then again 9 different payments without my permission.

I was just curious how my bank allowed them to do that to me as isn't that called money laundering and I had nothing to do with that and I said my name wasn't on there but it was my account in my routing number so it's my bank at fault for allowing them to withdraw all that and five different payments and 9 different payments without my knowing.

I did not allow anybody to get permission to take money out of my account then they tried to ask me if I knew anybody called Brad or worked for anybody and I have two places and then they tried to tell me it was some kind of kingpin in Nigeria that did it but it was not stolen money or anything like that they just let them put it in and take it out in 5 different payments and nine different payments

What would you do if you were me. I really don't know but this is like the second time they had kept money that went into my account. I've never heard nothing from nobody about anything they just shut up and it to me it's like laundering money but I don't know. I don't know anything I'm real stupid as I'm not technologically smart but I would appreciate some help from somebody thank you

Jul 01, 2020
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Another oil industry related engineer
by: Anonymous

FREDRIK OLSEN claimed to be dutch, and seems true linkedin profile (no longer existed since I have reported)

Executive director of https://deepoceandrills.co.uk/

he got his profile there..not sure whether the company is also fake

FB: https://www.facebook.com/fredrik.olsen.10048379
very polite, good english , very affectionate and sweet.

Widowed with wife died of cancer 5 years ago after 25 years of marriage. Grown up daughter name PEggy. Sent pictures with daughter and dad/mom.

Didnt want to zoom/call, only wa. Said that a cashflow problem and asked for Eur 30k, after 1 week chat. Didnt send, and got surprised why on earth he should ask such money from someone overseas, so troublesome, as he said he has so many friends. When rejected, he was persuaded to send a smaller amount. I fooled him back with my sweet words and then blocked and reported everywhere I could.

Jul 01, 2020
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Another scum bag gmail
by: Anonymous

Scottagent515@gmail.com.

Stay away from this one, big time scammer scum bag.

Jun 30, 2020
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David Miller
by: Anonymous

Oil Rigger working on a contract and deadline. He invested all of his own money, lives on a houseboat and it's taking longer than anticipated to complete the job! When the job is completed he will receive a large sum of money. He's due to finish the job soon but is short on pocket money for meds and other things.

Poor guy! Ha!Ha! He will send you wonderful photos of whomever!! He is a widow with a daughter who lives with his brother in California.

Can I pick him up at the airport and we will travel together to California. Yeah right!! He's very flattering and speaks with a wonderful accent!

Don't be fooled or flattered! He says that to all the girls!! Be careful ladies, he's very charming!

Jun 30, 2020
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Re. Kyle Andreas
by: Anonymous

I had a man by the name of Christopher Walker who told me the same story. Out on a vessel owned by shell in North Sea. His bank account was frozen. Showed me his account details and had over 25 million in it. Wanted me to send him £10000 so he could buy parts to get his job done and get back home here to me.

It's a scam so get out and don't pay him any thing. He will get angry and call you names. Just ignore him and block him. They pay money for your details and for that script that they use.

Jun 30, 2020
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Engineer
by: Anonymous

Fake LinkedIn Profile: Mechanical Engineer, University of Birmingham, Shell; into contracts and investments

Initially single then claimed to be divorced after few weeks; after 2 months, mentioned having a 6-yr old daughter who died from a fall years ago; ex-wife likes shopping, spending lots of money, went with his best friend

No one to help him, can't trust anyone, has a 75-yr old mom who helps less privileged people; his bank account was frozen, reached max amount for wiring money overseas

Claims to be rich (sent video of counting lots of USD), "money is not important", would like to have a faithful wife; told me "I would like to marry you. Your husband is the luckiest man. I wish I am the luckiest man." (poor grammar/spelling but after a month, it improved a lot); "I'm not asking you to divorce your husband. Make your husband happy just for me."

Sent fake documents (passport, server funds transfer, project contract, excavator invoice, used photos of Andrew Adams of KSL (American journalist), froze a video of Andrew Adams with a voice over; altered a photo with a Chinese guy claiming to be co-contractor.

He would be awake between 2 to 4 a.m. UK time!? because of stress. Insisted that he wanted to come by ship (despite international travel bans!); had to cancel his flight.

Pretended to be very caring about our family (note: He wanted to be part of our family because he is very lonely. He even said that he was praying for us.) He asked for our photos in the UK (most likely he will use them).

Asked for money to help him secure his project in Indonesia; initially to repair excavator and asked for bigger amount then 'used' the money for a deposit instead because machine would not last; would say "It (money) will go a long way. I will pay you in cash." I wired money to Indonesia and borrowed money from a relative and deposited it in the Philippines. He wanted me to borrow some more about USD 100,000 and sell my jewellery if I have! Found the recipient's social profile and saw how the money is being spent!

Can't find his email ad on SocialCatfish anymore!

Jun 30, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: Anonymous

Yesterday he wanted to call me by video chat, I did not accept the call, he wanted to prove to me that he is the man from the pictures. I told him to show me his ID, but only excuses came up. I have a friend on the police force and I told him about the case.

I wasn't aware that this scam was being used. I went to confront him to stop him from approaching other women. Of course he doesn't write anymore. But I'm also glad he's not stalking me.

I detest such people deeply! So everybody take care!

Jun 30, 2020
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Henry Ford and Kyle Andreas
by: Biggles777

Hello

Henry Ford, name says it all. The UN don't have staff on oil rigs nor do they ask they pay large sums for leave forms.

The UN is aware of scams where these are used and warn against them. I had a Military scam that wanted $15,000 for a leave form. Refer the link below for UN advice on what you're being asked;

https://www.un.org/en/sections/about-website/fraud-alert/index.html

You can also keyword search "United Nations form scam" There's a lot. Don't pay if you've not met

Kyle Andreas

He sounds like a good scam. All good oil rig scams show they have money. But when they ask all are unable to access their bank accounts for very poor or unspecified reasons. I'm not aware of any bank that limits account access for a wire transfer. In fact, read this thread at length and a woman has posted her bank's risk management prevented her from doing a wire transfer. They didn't suspend her account.

His story sounds very suspicious so don't send anything if you've never met in person. Trip him up on his story. Ask for ID or emails from his company account. He won't be able to do it.


Jun 29, 2020
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Re: Kyle Andreas
by: Anonymous

Trust your gut. What he said is almost laughable at this point!!! Talk about a SCAM!!!!

Jun 29, 2020
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Kyle Andreas
by: Anonymous

This guy has approached me on my social media for the longest but I kept ignoring him. But for some reason I gave in and started talking to him and he says he works in the ocean as an engineer in the oil rig. I don’t know if I can trust him because everything he tells me seems a little bit sketchy.

All of a sudden now he needs me to send him money because his account is frozen he showed me an account that had more than $20 million. But now it’s frozen because he did a wire transfer for 2 million. I don’t know if he’s real I don’t know if this is a scam. He is 6‘2", light blondish brownish hair. He’s constantly switching different phone numbers and told me to download the app hangout but we only spoke there once then we started talking through WhatsApp and then he just got a call to me through different numbers.

I don’t know if he’s for real and I don’t know if this is a scam so has anyone dealt with this type of person recently.

Jun 29, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: Anonymous

He sent me some pictures of himself. He has a tattoo on his right forearm. Unfortunately I can't find anything on the internet. He also sent me a picture of his alleged daughter who, of course, lives in a boarding school. He is 48 years old. Exactly, he needs a certificate from the United Nation to leave the oil rig. He was planning a future together. He probably thought I was stupid.

He insists he's Henry Ford. But he can't prove it.

Jun 28, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a guy in Syria that says he works for the United Nations, except his name is David William, he wants me to get him a airline ticket so he can leave, says he’s a volunteer and a doctor. He wants to come back to the states and be with me, calls me his wife. He is a widow with no children. Says he is 61.

I told him to call the United Nations to get a ticket but he says they won’t help. He’s a scammer and probably Henry Ford and David William are the same person. Ask him how David William is since they are both working for the United Nations.

He’s definitely a scammer, tells me I don’t trust him since I don’t want to help him.

Jun 28, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, This Henry Ford from Words With Friends not only sounds suspect, he IS suspect.

What person needs a certificate from the United Nations to leave an oil rig? That makes no sense whatsoever to me, either. He reminds me of the guy told me two years ago that he needed a permission letter to leave the rig to see his daughter, who was in the hospital and was ill, and he needed money. It's a scam.

Report and block him.

Jun 27, 2020
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Henry Ford - words with friends
by: Anonymous

We have now had daily contact for a week. He sent pictures of himself only reluctantly. He says he is widowed and has a daughter who is in boarding school in Washington D.C. He would like to visit me but needs a certificate from the United Nation so he can leave the oil rig.He gave me an email address.

I knew something was wrong. Nevertheless I wanted to get to the bottom of it. I received an answer immediately. I should give my name and my country. And depending on the number of days I should have paid up to 5000€. When I told him that he should pay it himself he said his bank account was frozen.

I confronted him with facts but he denies everything.

Jun 27, 2020
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Re: Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

No one that is legitimate would use two different names. Maybe a shortened nickname but not two TOTALLY different names. The contract is fake just like he is. Take my word for it and get out of it now before he scams you for REAL money. The entire thing is bogus.

Read other stories on here and see how they lie and confuse and manipulate. Anyone can draw up fake documents. Go to Dr Phil's website and just listen to the lengths these scammers go to creating fake looking documents along with their fake pictures they've stolen with fake sob stories. YouTube has many videos also.

Get out before you get hurt!

Jun 27, 2020
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Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

I always asked for a picture from him and its consistent with the picture. He also sent me a photo with his daughter and its the same guy with the one he sent to me. I dont know if he is really telling the truth or not.

His name in hangouts is Thomas Dickens but he said his real name is Carlos Morgan. How would I know if the contract he sent to me is real? He said he's working on an oil rig as a drilling engineer.

Jun 26, 2020
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Re: Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

The guy that scammed me had blue eyes and what looked like a cross but it was a gold anchor. He used Thomas Lindegaard Madsen profile pics. He might be using a different picture now but he is notorious for using Thomas in various forms.

Jun 26, 2020
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Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

He said he was born in Peru but grow up in United States. He said he has a daughter named Emily Morgan who is studying in saint basil academy. He also showed a contract to me that he is really working in an oil rig. I dont know if its real or not. How would i know? How would I know if the person I was referring to was also the same that scammed Dianne? He said hes 47 years old.

The picture he send has blue eyes and has necklace with a cross on it.

Jun 25, 2020
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James Hutto
by: Mel from Stoke

Anyone heard from a guy on a rig in the gulf of Mexico by the name of James Hutto, my friend has been corresponding with him for a month, he's supposed to be American born, a widow with no parents siblings or children, he sounds very suspicious to me and I'm worried for her.

He says he is retiring in July and coming back to live in England close to where she lives.

Jun 25, 2020
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I’m not sure
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Cliff. Met him on Tinder. Lives in Umina Australia but on a 6 month contract in Vienna for OMV. Says he was raised in Germany but family moved to US when he was 24. He has 2 kids one 15 year old son in Australia and a 19 year old daughter with her mother in the US.

He says there are policies about phone calls, so it is hard to chat on WhatsApp but he says he can when he goes ashore. Is he real or a scammer

Jun 25, 2020
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Scammer Chris f walker
by: Anonymous

Hi just read some of the comments on this character. I was contacted by him 3 weeks ago. Tuesday night he asked me for money to help him pay for a shipment he needs to get sorted so he can get the job done and get of the ship and come to me asap.

I'm not interested in romance at all nor in getting married but I played along and kept him hanging on. He was trying hard. He is expecting me to hand him over a few thousand pounds. Which I have no intention of doing. But he won't know that. He is trying to waste my time but I'm wasting his.

So keep an eye for this profile. He asked for the money to into an account of the name Randy Asongo. He actually showed me his bank account details which had 25million pounds in it. He also convinced me to go to hangouts to continue our conversation.

Jun 22, 2020
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Esteban Giovanny
by: a stupid wife

Oh girls, let me tell you. I have been married for 16 years and this guy found me on Tik tok where I learned making fun videos to pass some time from my kids. My husband is a welder and is gone 90% of the time and I was lonely, and in a funk because I just got let go from my job. He said all the right things and made me feel so beautiful.

He was a millionaire from California, divorced from a ex-wife named Yasmine with two kids, a boy and a girl (Emily and Anderson) didn't speak with his father because he left them when he was young for an American woman and made a family and his now passed mother, Zana. He had to work two jobs when he was young just to make ends meet as they were really poor, lived on Mulholland drive and was in the Mediterranean sea on a rig. He wanted me to join Google hangouts.

He did ask for phone cards but he also wanted to send me some money (4 million dollars) to start a business for him on the coast in which I would reap the benefits. He told me it got sent out of the way and intercepted in customs in Asia due to the Coronavirus and there was a fee to be paid to get it out and on its way.

He told me he was not on social media (facebook or Instagram) because he was too private for that. He attempted to Facetime me once and I wasn't available. He sent random pictures and videos so im not entirely sure how he did all these things.

I was reading on here and I saw a girl posted about Pimeye so I decided to do it and low and behold Manny Khoshbin popped up. I have never heard of that man in my life but he is super gorgeous and now I have a new crush.

Thank God I didn't do anything stupid as to leave my wonderful, forgiving husband because this could have went so bad. Deep down, I always felt pretty shitty for "talking" to someone else when my guy works so hard and sacrifices for all we have.

He may also even go by Harold, as that was supposed to be his middle name.

LESSON WELL LEARNED!!

Jun 22, 2020
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Roberto Andrea or Robert Anderson
by: Anonymous

I was reading the the comments/stories here for hours...and then I finally found the original owner of those pictures shared by the scammers. The real man on the picture is a doctor and is from Brazil. Found it via Image Search. Good thing, he was not asking for money or anything yet, only that I am already falling in love to the man.

Name used by the scammer is Roberto Andrea/Robert Anderson, an Italian, so I thought it was just because of the accent. Said, he’s working as a contractor in Malampaya Palawan. Wife died in a car accident, with 16year old daughter. Only child and parents are deceased. God-fearing. Machine was broken and need to pay on his own to fix it.

There are evils in this world. I met him on Tinder. First time to use it during this quarantine period. But my other chatmates are good/real. Just this devil. I blocked him in whatsapp.

Be careful ladies.

Thank you to the admin of this site. [ED you are very welcome]

Jun 21, 2020
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Not trusting
by: Anonymous

I trust no one who to be or is on an oil rig, and is a civil engineer. I have not been scammed out of any money, but I talked to a guy for about 3 months, then he had an emergency at the oil rig he was on, and he started asking for money.

I sent nothing, and confronted him, as I had already read this site, so everyone be safe and never trust anyone whom you never met, no matter how lonely or sad you feel.

Jun 21, 2020
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Re: Christopher Craig
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I will do that. :) I only ask because mine claimed to be an oil rig engineer working for Exxon Mobil, too.

Jun 21, 2020
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Re: Christopher Craig
by: Anonymous

Search through earlier posts. That guy is fake and a scammer.



Jun 21, 2020
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Re: Christopher Craig
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This Christopher Craig who claims to work as an oil rig engineer for Exxon Mobil sounds like the guy Dennis Marguilles, who also claimed to work for Exxon Mobil as an oil rig engineer.

It sounds to me like this scammer is using different guys' names. Did he claim to be a father of two children, by any chance?

Jun 20, 2020
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Christopher Craig
by: Anonymous

I have a man in fb claiming to be an oik rig engineer for Exon Mobile...handsome in his lat 50's named Christopher Craig says hes from Vienna

Jun 20, 2020
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Brinard is bad at scrabble too
by: Anonymous

Not expected to be hit on playing Scrabble Go.
Lovely handsome man, tanned, pink shirt, nice watch, silver background called Brinard J.
Currently in Houston Texas on a rig with a big contract. Not asked me for any money yet, just if i want to join the app Hangout so we can swap photos. Says he lived in Germany but strangely speaks no German.

Its the broken English that gives it away and the way he always starts 'thats nice' or 'thats great' even even replying to something sad. Playing along for a while so that i can report him to Scrabble and lockdown boredom

Jun 19, 2020
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I caught him but he doesnt know it !
by: Anonymous

Ive just found a man who is using 2 different identities using the same picture as part of his profile. I have friended him under both names and noticed a picture thats in 2 profiles. Same pic different name. Hes an oil rig engineer.

Jun 18, 2020
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Reference Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

This guy sounds EXACTLY like the guy that scammed me. He was also using Thomas as a first name but a different last name. Everything he said to you is basically what he said to me. I would be curious as to what he looks like on the profile pic that he is showing you.

Maybe you can write back and describe him. I know they are changing profile pics all the time but I'd be curious if he is still using the same stolen photo. Don't listen to the stories he's telling you because it's all lies. If you get to the point where you're about fed up with him, ask him why he scammed Diane and see what he says.

Jun 18, 2020
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Oil rig drilling engineer
by: Anonymous

Has anybody encountered the name Thomas dickens? I met him on a dating site. He uses hangout to message me. Whenever im asking to video call him he always told that its prohibited on the oil rig.
They have a video detecting system right there.

They also dont use mobile phone and thats why hes using his computer desktop.

Jun 17, 2020
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NIGERIANS BUSTED BY THE FBI!!! YAY!!
by: Anonymous

U.S. News
U.S. charges 6 Nigerians with defrauding $6M from Americans

June 16 (UPI) -- The United States on Tuesday blacklisted and charged six Nigerian nationals who blinked some $6 million from Americas by posing as either business executives or romantic partners online.

The Treasury Department said the six Nigerian men either targeted U.S. businesses by impersonating executives and requested wire transfers from legitimate corporate accounts or they used dating sites to foster romantic relationships with Americans to request large sums of money under false pretenses.

The six men blacklisted are Richard Uzuh, Micheal Olorunyomi, Alex Ogunshakin, Felix Okpoh, Nnamdi Benson and Abiola Kayode.

The Justice Department also announced the unsealing of scam indictments on Tuesday charging the men with various wire fraud, fraud and identity theft crimes. The charges are punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine up to $250,000.

Two others involved in the scheme -- Adewale Aniyeloye and Onome Ijomone -- earlier entered plea deals and were sentenced in the District of Nebraska to eight years in jail for wire fraud and five years in jail for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, respectively, prosecutors said.

"We will continue coming after you, no matter where you are," said Special Agent in Charge Kristi K. Johnson of the Omaha FBI field office.

According to the unsealed indictments, as early as 2015, Uzhu and Aniyeloye would send spoofed emails that appeared to come from legitimate business executives to company employees requesting wire transfers to bank accounts, some of which resided outside the United States, including in Nigeria.

"The business employees,thinking that the wire transfer requests were legitimate, would comply with the wire transfer request and wire the money to the location provided in the wiring instructions," the indictments said.

In another scheme, Ijomone and Olorunyomi would develop romantic relationships with U.S. targets to scam them of their bank account information to funnel funds into their own accounts or they would convince their victims to send them money via wire transfer.

According to the unsealed indictments, the men would create fake profiles on dating sites to pose as "individuals looking for love" or as financial advisors to those fake accounts.

The men would develop relationships with their victims to obtain funds directly or, in some cases, they would direct their victims to their so-called financial advisor "who would further help convince the romance scam victim about the legitimacy of the proposed transactions," the indictments said. The pair scammed $480,000 from two victims.

"Cybercriminals prey on vulnerable Americans and small businesses to deceive and defraud them," said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin in a statement. "As technological advancement increasingly offers malicious actors tools that can be used for online attacks and schemes, the United States will continue to protect and defend at-risk Americans and businesses."

"The U.S. will not tolerate such gross misuse of technology," Pompeo said in a statement. "The United States will use all of the tools at our disposal to defend the American people and businesses from malign actors that seek to target them, including cyber-enabled actors who prey on vulnerable Americans and businesses."

Jun 17, 2020
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GREGORY DONALD OIL RIG SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

Met this guy on Instagram at the beginning of the pandemic. He said he works on an oil rig. Even sent pictures of him and a crew of men (if that really is the person I'm talking to).

Did not ask for anything until most recently when he stated his phone was about to be shut off and that he has exhausted everything he knows to keep it on. Then he asked me to help him by sending him an itunes card. I looked it up to see how to purchase one since I'm not an itune customer.

I asked him how much were they and he told me.

I didn't order the card but told him I did to see his response. Of course he's all in love with me even more now. SMH amazing.

Ladies, please watch out for this guy - he's a big liar!!!!

I like to use instagram and hangout.

Jun 17, 2020
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DONALD GREGORY
by: Anonymous

HAS ANYONE HEARD OF A DONALD GREGORY WHO WORKS ON AN OIL RIG. TRYING TO FIND OUT INFO ON HIM

Jun 17, 2020
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Holey Carter ExxonMobil Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Holey Carter says he is on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico as a private contracting engineer. He is very light on details about his life.

He is simply an oil rig romance scam.

In this I show how he asks for credit card details and a little about an oil rig scammer asking for gift cards for phone and internet data.

It ends with him admitting who he really is. "Rich" 23 years old from Lagos and a photo of him

More here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/holey-carter-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor.html

Also my thanks to the Editor for creating 4 new pages elsewhere on the site. All end with me confirming they're in Nigeria. In each a different focus on something to learn from a scam. They're listed in the link below;

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

Jun 17, 2020
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Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Well done Biggles777 on undoing Jemies Barry!

Jun 17, 2020
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Jemies Barry Oil Rig Engineer Scam
by: Biggles777

Hello

Jemies Barry is an oil rig engineer. He has lot's of love with the usual sad story.

His contract is with the United Nations
He's on an oil rig off Stavanger Norway
In his hour of crisis he needs bullet proof jackets for his dying workers.

That is what he told me so it was only going to end one way. I trip him up on lie after lie and he says he is in "Scotland Norway" and it descends to this;

Me: They’re shooting your men like it’s gaming season so shoot them back!!

Him: Yes they have shotguns babe

Me: What about guns babe I mean they’ve got shotguns

Sometimes you need a light hearted moment but I still got the scam details and the Editor has kindly created a page at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/jemies-barry-oil-rig-engineer-scam.html

Another 6-7 week time wasting exercise that had a Lagos meltdown a few days ago.

Jun 16, 2020
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Jasper Dave
by: Anonymous

Someone has heard of Jasper Dave's name. He claims to be a 41-year-old technological engineer (42 on July 4) is divorced, his wife cheated on him, he has an 8-year-old son. lives in Florida. He contacted me on Instagram.

One day he told me enthusiastically that a friend (even when days before he told me that he had no friends because they always betrayed him and took advantage of him) explained to him about bitcoin and that that same day he invested and earned a lot of money them he invited me to invest in bitcoin.

He said that he would help me create the bitcoin account and that he would link it with his own.

I did not do it.

Jun 16, 2020
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Fred Anderson
by: Anonymous

Originally from Denmark. Marine Engineer from Los Angeles works on Texas oil rig. Divorced, 2 children. Asked me to download Hangouts and for email address. Asked for pictures.

Jun 16, 2020
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Fake profiles
by: Anonymous

There are fake profiles on LinkedIn. I got three connection requests (one was a mechanical/electrical engineer, 2nd was a contractor for environmental spillage, 3rd was a chemical engineer/owner. As soon as I accepted the request, the guy sent me a private message saying that he got attracted to my photo and asked which country I am from.

Then he would exchange a few messages. The first one asked if I use a different platform. The second one asked if we can exchange emails. I said we can just stick to that professional site. He said that it was not for getting to know relationships.

Third guy messaged me that he was looking for his ex-colleague and saw my profile and that I was what he was wishing to have in his life.

Be careful! Those guys would want to go to another social platform and get to know the other person and will eventually borrow money using their occupations or sad life stories to earn sympathy, either divorced, widower etc. and manipulate our emotions.

Jun 15, 2020
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Broken hearted
by: Jenny Cornwall

Got chatting to a guy who was the same age as me. I am 56 and been wed 37 years to a man that we just fell out of love with but we just drifted apart and each day seemed like I chore in life. I turned to the internet on a dating site and got talking to a guy in America who said he worked on an oil Rig and was lonely and his wife left him with his young son over 25 yrs ago. He promised me the world and we swapped facial pics and he was nice looking.

We started texting then had a lot of phone chats that were so heart warming that I was falling in love big time. We spoke for about 3 months non stop and he told me he was Austrian and sounded like he was from a foreign country. I told him all about my life and how unhappy I was and he said he would look after me.

He didn't ask for any cash or anything. My best friend who I confide in told me to be very careful, but I was foolish and told my husband and he told me to leave as he was fuming with me. I'm living at my friends and now my 2 boys aged 26 and 28 won't have anything to do with me. It was all a lie and now I realise what I had was not that bad in the first place, and now I've heard my hubby has testicle cancer.

What have I done please ladies and gents. Don't get fooled as you could very regret it.

Jen

Jun 13, 2020
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Nathan Roberts leon
by: Biggles777

Hello

I'm sorry to hear about your mum. I call that site scam.com as I just visited it and checked 20 profiles. I did a Google search of each profiles images. 14 out of the 20 were fake profiles. That site doesn't verify photos.

Try and get a picture of Nathan and then do a Google image search. If no returns try others like Tineye, Bing, Yandex and others. If still no returns you can pay socialcatfish a small fee and they are very good.

Given the site they met on you've a good chance of finding any images she's been sent. If it is a scam chances are the profile on Match has gone.

If he asks for more money other than gift cards have her agree to pay by a bank transfer to an account in the name of Nathan Roberts Leon only. If it is a scam they won't have that.

Finally, they're on WhatsApp, ask for video calls or better yet, just start making them. If they come up with an excuse they're hiding and are not the man in the pictures.

Good luck

Jun 12, 2020
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Reference: Nathan Roberts leon 
by: Anonymous

Have your mom read this page. If that doesn't help, have her see how he reacts if she REFUSES to send anything else to him! That's usually when their true colors come out.

If she has a best friend or a pastor or a confidant, talk to them about approaching her. She might be more open to listening to them rather than family.

I pray her eyes are opened before she sends more money or becomes more emotionally involved.

Jun 12, 2020
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Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Fabulous to see you back Biggles777.

Your writings on the other page are very interesting, You have given me expert help without even knowing and I’m sure there are many others out there that you help without knowing.

Keep wasting their time and getting them into meltdowns they are nothing more than filthy pond scum.

Love your work Biggles777

Jun 12, 2020
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Nathan Roberts leon
by: Anonymous

My mum has been talking to the above after meeting on match.com. Quickly moved to WhatsApp, he loves her, wants to marry. Has sent (cheap) gifts.

She will not believe he is a fake and has sent a £100 gift card, well pictures of it to him

What can I do ?

Jun 12, 2020
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German Oil Rig Engineer Living Im Indiana
by: Anonymous

He says his name is James Smith. That doesn’t sound German. He hasn’t pressured me for anything and seems to be taking things slow. He found me on IG. Said he’s the only child. Hadn’t claimed any family deaths.

Says he’s single. He won’t give me his phone number yet. Writes in pretty good English and did converse in German. I’m being very cautious. He said his rig is in the Indian Ocean. Forgot the region that he mentioned.

I’m being reserved. We talked also on Google Hangout.

Jun 12, 2020
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William Jackson Oil Rig Scam
by: Biggles777

Hello

The editor has kindly created a page for William Jackson an oil rig scam.

This took place over a month and a half. I'd love to share it all. But the page linked below shows how an oil rig scam works. I turn it around on them and who I am talking with changes.

I treat them with the respect criminals deserve. My "receipts" should say it all about the accounts they're using and the end result is a Lagos meltdown that is still going on.

My sole purpose was to waste their time and mine their scam data.

With pictures

https://www.watchforscams.com/william-jackson-oil-rig-scam.html

Jun 11, 2020
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Bitcoin Account
by: Biggles777

Hello

To the person who posted about a Bitcoin payment and reported it to the FBI.

I'm sorry to say nothing can be done. That is why criminals favour it so much. It can't be traced. Sometimes short lived viruses can affect a Bitwal and break the Blockchain. They are usually rapidly patched.

If you meet someone online and have never met them. Do not pay in Bitcoin or any other crypto currency. It's guaranteed to be a scam.

Note to Editor: If this post makes it through I thank you and your support team for all your recent assistance. You really made an effort.

ED: you are welcome, and great to have your contributions back!

Jun 11, 2020
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Kevin Huang
by: Anonymous

Kevin Huang. Chinese From Wuhan, living in Calgary.

Same story as many I read about oil rig engineer, including accident of his daughter 4 yo. (shames)

Actually in Italy (Sicilia). I blocked his contact. Never spoke about money. (Not yet)

Jun 05, 2020
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Garris Scott
by: Anonymous

All of the comments here regarding contacts from a man, an engineer who is on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland, who’s wife had died, who’s two children live with his mother, who will leave the rig soon, who is religious, yada yada yada, are all quite familiar to me. Garris Scott contacted me via a Facebook group page called, "What do you see from your window?" It is a wonderful FB page with a lot of kind people in the group of almost 500,000 followers from all over the world.

He instantly wanted me to friend him, then he wanted to move from FB messenger to WhatsApp. He shared photos of himself and his family, which I believe were all stolen images after I searched Google Images. He wanted to text everyday. Always called me sweetie. His writing skills were poor, English was poor, and his spelling was more British, but poor.

He claimed he was born in Flushing, NY. I don’t believe he was American. He did not answer questions well. He seemed to have two different personalities! One was more gruff. He had 3 phone numbers. A friend lead me to this Web page, which convinced me what I had suspected. We had only been conversing 7-10 days, so he did not ever ask me for money. I felt uncomfortable texting with him anymore after checking the sources of his photos. I challenged him on a few things and told him not to contact me.

I have blocked him in all my media apps. Just beware of Garris Scott! Doubt it is his real name and I believe his FB page is phony.

Jun 05, 2020
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A few more names of scammers
by: Anonymous

Here are a few more names of scammers I have been talking to but recently blocked. Met them all on WWF2, immediately we went to Hangouts with all three of them.

Donald Walter- lives in Las Vegas Nevada, has a 19 year old studying to be a doctor in the UK, lives with his mother, lost his wife in a car accident. He says he builds houses and is waiting on a contract to South Africa to build a Mall, lol. Says he needs 2 $100 Itune cards to reboot his service. No way, didn’t get them from me. He called me a couple times, heavy British, Nigerian accent, called me his diamond/ his queen. I blocked him. Lovedonaldwalter@gmail.com

David Walter- he says he lives in California but is currently in Syria on the front line battlefield as a volunteer doctor with the UN, he says he lost his wife but didn’t say how, no mention of kids. He wants me to buy him a plane ticket back to the US, he calls me his wife and wants to come here and marry me. He is also blocked. Talked to him a couple times, his accent sounds German.

Daniel (last name)?- he says he lives in Pennsylvania and has a 26 year old son living in NY, his wife cheated on him. He says he is a contractor and does a variety of jobs but is waiting on a contract out of the country, no mention of where. I caught him in many lies and called him out on them, he got really nasty and dirty. He wanted me to get him a phone, kept asking me who my service was with, I never told him. He said I didn’t trust him, damn straight I didn’t. He kept calling me "honey" and "babe". He is blocked also.

None of these creeps got anything from me. So ladies, please be careful, these jerks are everywhere and ruthless and non caring. They tell you they love you, they want to marry you, they fall in love with you within days.

Please just remember, they only want something from you, you’ll never meet them, they don’t love you, they are young not the age they say they are, the pictures are stolen, it’s not who you are talking to, they are ALL scammers out to break you down, to rob and steal from you. We need to shut them down, they are everywhere, so PLEASE don’t fall for their BS.

Jun 05, 2020
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Scammers and boarding schools
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Tell me about it! LOL! One claimed to be in the US Army with a teenage son at home in Tennessee in boarding school! He claimed to have lost his wife in a car accident. SMH.

A few new ones have tried to get women to leave Fitbit for Hangouts. I've deleted them since. It's pathetic.

Jun 04, 2020
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Other jobs
by: Caroline

A warning to all you women out there. I have been talking to scammers for about 1 year now. On Instagram, reporting all of them. But I have noticed that they don't use oil rigs so much anymore. The stories are the same, divorced or widowed with child in boarding school.

But now they are journalists, brokers and the one I talk to now makes juice out on the sea 🤣. And he have the same restrictions as the one on the rigs, difficult for him to text, need me to go to WhatsApp 😁. (I haven't).

May 30, 2020
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Eddy Hall
by: Anonymous

He sounds like the guy I was talking so be very careful as he won’t stop with the gift cards as it will turn to cell phones or what ever he wants at that time. Please don’t send him nude pictures as he will ask for them. Believe me you will never be the same person again.

Once he thinks he has his hooks in you he will want you to give him your banking information, your password and whatever he needs to get in your account. When you don’t do what he wants he will start to fight with you. And he will ask to do things that concern a bank and he will try to turn you into a mule.

He’s not working alone watch the red flags like I did

May 30, 2020
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Reply to oil rig enginerer - may23,2020
by: Anonymous

I have also encountered someone from an oil rig in Sicily. We can exchange pictures if they’re the same person but definitely not using the same name. I have already confronted this person that i’ve read the same story online like what was his life story but he denied it and told me that someone must be claiming him.

Oh well, i was stupid and somehow he was able to convince me to send him money. You might be willing to exchange a pic. Let me know. You can send it to my fb messenger. let me know

May 30, 2020
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Eddy Hall
by: Anonymous

I met Eddy Hall in tandem and says that his parents died in a car accident and that his contract with the ship ends in august. He cannot make video calls or audios of watssapp and he asked me to buy an itunes card.

I never bought him anything because he had no signal to make your payments or buy one online and I asked him if he didn't have a signal how could he send watssapp.

Anyway he got angry and he told me that he doesn't lie that he has great respect for humanity and that he doesn't want to hurt me.

I hope this can help some people not fall into more scams

May 30, 2020
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Reference Peter Agnerr 
by: Anonymous

Talk about a fake facebook profile!!! He has only 2 pics, NO friends and can't even spell ENGINEER correctly! I'm an engineer myself and you have to be at the top of your class to get into that field and he CAN'T even spell it correctly!

His one pic has him in Sarajevo. Also has interests in the bible which a lot of these scammers are now using. Another thing I have noticed about these folks besides the standard of being widowed at an early age (I did post earlier on what the percentage of men in their 50s or 60s are widowed and it's such a low percentage), is that their profiles or such have them literally ALL over the world map, born in Denmark, grew up in Germany, moved to the states, family in other countries etc etc etc.

This is NOT normal but I'd say the majority are using this in their profiles! His story doesn't add up!

May 29, 2020
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Peter Agnerr
by: Anonymous

Meetup.com profile - https://www.meetup.com/members/305774447/ I believe this photo is like the one described earlier on this site. Man in bottom right corner with gray/white hair and black pullover. Background is blurred with a man sitting down at a desk wearing a white shirt and talking on the phone.

Facebook profile - https://www.facebook.com/sebastianpeter.agner He created his profile on May 21.

We met on meetup.com in the middle of April. We now text, email and call frequently. He said he has property in Pittsburg, PA. His mother (who has lung cancer) just celebrated her 89th birthday and she has a care-taker who is also taking care of his dog, Hope, a rotweiller.

He told me his name was Peter and after several weeks told me his full name was Sebastian Peter Agner. He never told me the name of his son, mother, or wife. He has sent me pictures of him with his mother & her birthday cake.

He says he is now down in the British Virgin Islands on a rig 50+ miles out. He says he is an engineer and hired an 80+ person crew that he is responsible for. He purchased a satellite phone so he could stay in contact with me and for some reason he hasn't shared with me can't/won't do video chats. He has said he is an independent contractor, but his FB profile says he works for BP. He says he will be done sometime in August and will return back to Milwaukee to meet me.

He says he is widowed and has a grown son, 26 years old who lives in the UK with his partner. His FB cover page is a picture of the two of them. I can't find any of his pictures using Google photo search.

He said he grew up in Denmark during his school days, but his accent sounded British.

An early post says she could hear dogs barking on May 21st. I spoke with him on the phone the same day and heard a dog in the background. He said he was on his property in Pittsburg and the dog barking was Hope.

He emailed me today and this is the last paragraph:

I was planning on going to a beautiful hotel for my birthday and exploring the Tortola ambiance :/ as it is beautiful, however this sacrifice has to be made. (**he told me about some unexpected expenses with work in earlier paragraphs**) At least we can proceed! back on schedule (to see you I hope you will get me at the airport if it is a convenient time :P!) it also gives US an opportunity to explore the BVI together baby, I know you will love it! from the little I saw and how interested you are to see it. I have not reminded you but you are so special and I keep thinking of you. I wish to spend my Friday with you and cuddle, talk, giggle together I even thought of the feeling of gaining your cat's approval LOL. My spirit is with you sweet"

I'm not sure who he is meeting at the airport because it is not me. He said his birthday is June 13th so I'm guessing this is happening next Friday.

Yesterday he sent me a list of songs that he has heard which remind him of me. He seems to gloss over questions I ask of him and is always really busy with something. He hasn't asked for any money from me. He uses some oil rig terms in his emails "BOP and Triplex Mud Pump" and says for security reasons he can't tell me where he is exactly or the name of the rig he is on. He says he can't quickly send me pictures because he isn't using his own phone, but the satellite phone. Even with the satellite phone, he still uses his Google number to communicate.

He hasn't asked for any compromising pictures, but has sent me some shirtless photos of him. Thought this guy was legit when on May 22nd he said he was flying down to the rig and I got a picture of him on an airplane.

I'm hoping you can see pictures of this guy. That would make this site a lot better.



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


May 29, 2020
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Sebastian Peter Agner
by: Anonymous

Peter met me on Meetup.com. We struck up a casual conversation and when he wanted to send me a picture of his dog, Hope, I gave him my number to text.

We've been texting, emailing and calling for a month now. Some things just don't add up and I stumbled across this page. I think it's the same guy.

May 28, 2020
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Hope you enjoy this get back at the scammer video!
by: Anonymous

https://youtu.be/AuayDyJ1ODI

May 28, 2020
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Pictures
by: Anonymous

Blocked him and changed my phone number and now he threatens to post pictures of me that I sent, in a moment of weakness. The threat was over three weeks ago, and I haven’t heard anything since. I didn’t respond.

Will he do it? And how do I know if he actually does?

May 25, 2020
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Re: David Lining
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the person who asked what she should do to convince her friend that this David Lining is a scammer, I would not only suggest showing her this page, but I would also YouTube video channels, such as Scamming Scammers, Scam Haters USA, etc.

These channels show you who the real faces behind the guys who claim to want friendship, love, etc., but actually want your money. These scams affect men, too.

May 24, 2020
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Re: David Lining
by: Anonymous

Your friend might be hard to convince. Show them this page and refer them to some YouTube videos of how romance scammers work. Dr Phil had a few good videos. The scammers are fairly consistent in what they do and how they work. Maybe your friend will wake up after she does some of this.


May 24, 2020
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John Williams
by: Anonymous

I have been talking as well to an engineer named John Williams. It took about I think 3 weeks until he made his move. Asking me to buy a game card for his son to play games. When I did ask why he wouldn't go online to do it himself he came up with all his cards needed to be updated.

He also was a widower, his son in boarding school, claiming to live in LA and being on his last contract before retiring. He send me a picture being on the rig. Very charming, he didn't tell me loves me but came up with some other enticing things. His English was pretty good.

I played the game with him because I knew he would make eventually a move and sure enough he did. So, don't be fooled ladies.

If you see him, handsome guy with a beard and a kid in his profile picture, don't fall for it. He messaged me and took me right away to hangout.

May 23, 2020
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David Lining
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across this man? Claims to be from Finland and also has an estate in England. Claims to own a vineyard in Finland, has a dog named Bella, a Ferrari & Lamborghini in the garage at home. He is currently stuck in Beijing China,etc.

He scammed someone close to me out of gift cards and is now asking for 50k to complete a business deal.

Link to his pic
https://ibb.co/TMpfvKG

Any help to convince my poor friend would be greatly Appreciated.

Thank you

May 23, 2020
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Richard Baldwin Oil Drill Contractor
by: Anonymous

He's now on Meetup. Said he was in Washington, and minutes later Norfolk. Picture is a stock photo of white male, gray hair, beard, talking on a cell phone with a blurred background that appears to be a flight schedule screen at an airport

May 23, 2020
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Big time scammer
by: Anonymous

Dickson Hendrich is the guy who scammed me. He professed his love for me. Yup I fell for it hook line and sinker to the tune of $1700.00. But finally came to my senses and by then it was too late.

So he scammed another lady who sent me $1000.00 to forward on to him. But it never happened.

His name again is Dickson Hendrick so beware big time scammer.

May 22, 2020
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William Rasmussen
by: Anonymous

Anyone get scammed by this guy. From Denmark two daughters. Told me he lived in Manhattan and flew to Scotland

May 22, 2020
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Andre David
by: Anonymous

The story has many highlights of a scam. First they always have two proper names. Usually they're widowed. Strong accent that doesn't seem to match what he's told you about his ethnicity. Some things aren't adding up as you mentioned with Google voice. If he's an engineer he makes a lot of money and shouldn't be having problems with his finances.

He might be who he says he is because you've seen him live but the story is all made up!!! I guess probably the beautiful things he is saying is taken from an online scam site as mine were. If they are poetic do a search on some of them and see what comes up. That's how I found mine was being taken from an online site and he wasn't writing them himself.

Please continue to keep us updated on this but don't send him any more money. You've been warned.

May 21, 2020
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Andre David Junior
by: Anonymous

So I met this guy on a dating site. He said he lives in California but also has an apartment in Atlanta. He is a petroleum geologist and works on a rig. He sent me a long email about what he does and pictures. He told me he loves me early in the relationship. He is a widower. He has sent me a few pictures of him and one of him and his son. We message mostly and talk rarely.

He allegedly is on the rig now. He said he needed minutes to call me on a satellite phone on the rig. I did buy a $50 gift card. But when he calls it’s from his number. That seems odd. He is originally from Jamaica. But he still has a strong accent which it odd.

I get beautiful love emails. He is consistent with talking to me. But the other day we were messaging and he called me by his late wife’s name? Or did he? I was upset! He has this big contract he is trying to get and said he needed some paperwork only his lawyer can get.

$4500 he needs. I told him I don’t have that kind of money. And I’m definitely not going to give it to him. But then his whole demeanor changed. Like a totally different person. Can I send him anything? Try to get a loan? He knows I just moved and have no money.

The other day he called me and when we were about to get off the phone I swear I heard dogs barking??? Am I crazy? But he did FaceTime me on Hang Out for a few minutes while he was driving so I know the pictures are him. I don’t know what to believe. When I’ve called his phone before it said google voice. Why would you use google voice?

Has anyone encountered him or someone like him?

May 21, 2020
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Andre Coleman
by: Anonymous

I could smell it from the door! Sent pictures of work on Thunder Horse. I explained to him you work as a rigger but you have financial problems!

May 20, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

I am talking to one as we speak because I saw him as a fake a mile away and I have so much fun messing with them. I am talking to Alassandro Lucas who was mentioned on one of these threads. He text me on Words With Friends. Oil Rigger. blah blah blah, divorced, one daughter.

He wrote to me today and said, "Are you busy?" I said I am just reading about you on the internet. What's up?" and then the fun began.

He is STILL trying to convince me to believe him lololo. Its HILARIOUS.

Anyway, Watch out for ALEX L, ALEX LUCAS, ALLASANDRO L, on WWF!

May 20, 2020
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Be aware of this name
by: Anonymous

Anybody hear of the name Thomas Dale Harrison. Oil rig engineer in Newfoundland. I am cautious at this point but in one day, he loves me. yikes

May 19, 2020
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Mike Scott update
by: Anonymous

I blocked him everywhere. He created a new Instagram account Car_lScott and started to harass me there. Saying he was going to pay me back. He’s fighting for our love.

I blocked him again.

Then he called me on the phone 1 week later asking why I will not return his emails. I ended up changing my phone number that night. It sounded like a Nigerian accent. The phone number came up as a New York number even though he claimed he was from Georgia. But I know they can take the numbers and make them look like they’re own.

May 19, 2020
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Re: I Too Got Scammed
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Did he ask you for money, too? Or did you block him before he could ask you for money? Good for you for doing your research on this guy. When will these scammers get it into their heads that games, Fitbit, and LinkedIn aren't dating sites?

May 17, 2020
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I too got scammed
by: Anonymous

I was searching for more information on a person who started chatting with me on yahtzee with buddies. While searching I came across this page and thought I'd check it out. I'm glad I did. He seemed really nice and I have been enjoying chatting with him.

He too asked me to go on hangouts which I did. He said he worked on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He also sent pictures of himself and 2 children. Said he was a widow for 8 years. I am a widower so he must have looked me up. He too would have broken English at times and now I know why. I'm glad I decided to search.

Ladies beware of sweet talkers.

May 16, 2020
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Words With Friends - Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

His name is Chris Austin, from US, California but is in Ireland for 2 months for a 6 month contract on the sea. He is an engineer " in rig construction precisely" with his words. He is 57 years old and he has a 7 year old daughter, named Sarah. His wife passed away in a car accident, on her way from Walmart 3 years ago and he believes he cannot find a true love again, who would accept him as who he is and care his daughter as her own.. he was missing his daughter so much but whatever he does was to provide her a better life. The nanny he hired was looking after her in his absence.

He is very kind and positive, we had a nice smooth chat in WWF and he asked for hangout talk several times. He says he does not have an Instagram account and cannot use whatsapp as phones are not allowed. I am not sure if WWF can be played from a laptop but he said he does hence the hangout from laptop.

Although I recently received a lot of requests like that (all guys are from the US) and reject every single time; after a long chat at wwf and reading his story about his wife and daughter and being away from her right now, I just accepted his hangout request, thinking to be helpful he may need a friend to talk as we all recently in need due to covid lockdown.

I told him from the beginning that I am not interested in dating or whatsoever but I can only be a friend here just by texting. Also no calls accepted. He said he is fine and feel happy to have my friendship and respect my decision. He sent me a photo of his daughter & himself sitting on a bench.

Seeing the same guy in a wwf profile photo and in this photo, I thought he is normal. He asked for mine and I just sent one that is already public in web/ internet. He liked my photo and wrote kind compliments. We talked about hobbies and I was curious about the life in the sea and asked him to send me some photos. He said it is not allowed due to security reasons but he will try tomorrow and take the risk. Then I asked some other questions about the company which he changed the subject easily. He mentioned that they are 22 people out there and and he works every day almost 8 hours.

He also said I am the only person he is talking in 2 months time and that was why he was eager to talk in hangouts which was weird and I wonder why he was not in touch with his friends US. He said he is only allowed to talk once a week on Fridays with his daughter. I said he was texting me more than 2 hours which he could do the same with his friends.

I assume my questions were putting him in a tricky situation and he said he feels sleepy as it was a stressful work day (though 5 min before he mentioned he could talk all night with me as I am free and honest with him, he feels comfortable) and we ended the chat with good nights, he said will text tomorrow.


After ending the chat, I googled him but instead I found this website. I couldn’t believe the very similar stories were written for different names. Noticing the mentioned language details in the stories, I read our chat again and noticed the change in English use, words etc during the chat (definitely not an American English by the way) also not a 57 year old educated person style.


I understood being a good person is not a good thing in this world anymore. People can easily use your kindness! For the other guys I rejected, I thought they were trying to use the gaming platform for dating which I have mentioned to him (he was surprised and he said "God knows what their intentions were") but I have never thought of a scam!!!

I have blocked and report him everywhere and wanted to share on this site as well in case anyone comes up with the same person.
I do not know how to post photos here but the photos I have do not match with anyone in google. He has grey hair and beard, looks fit and handsome.. the daughter is beautiful.

There is almost 5 hours difference between our chat and the time of my comment here and he is still online at hangout..I assume he is trying for someone else!

Please be careful with whom you are talking to, do not be naive like me!

May 15, 2020
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James Patrick or Patrick James
by: Anonymous

I am in conversations with this person. I know it is a scam and I am not sending money. He thinks I am, but I am not. I'm just enjoying the laugh while Covid quarantined at my house. I'm trying to waste as much of his time as I can so he doesn't have that time to try to manipulate someone else.

I have reported him to FB and the FTC. Probably won't go anywhere, but at least it's out there.

Good luck everyone!

May 14, 2020
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Oil Rig
by: Anonymous

Here is another name Jimmy Steve Wales. Says he works on KCA Deutang offshore as a sub contractor with his own crew. Even has a FB account with only 1 women as a friend.

Had an accident and one of his "men" got hurt and he had to pay the family of this man!!!

Said he loves you immediately.Good looking. Widow from Texas with a daughter Lucy who lives with his sister in law because he works so much away from home.

HUGE scammer.

That whole if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.

May 14, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

FREDWILSON4940 ON IG!!!

I GET A MESSAGE FROM THIS GUY. I TELL HIM I WAS MARRIED AND HE STILL WOULDN'T STOP. I ASKED FOR PICS, NOPE. ASKED FOR EMAIL, NOPE. ASKED TO TALK ON HANGOUT, NOPE!!!

I WAS TRYING TO BE FRIENDLY AS WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD. BUT AFTER LOOKING THRU THE MESSAGES I NOTICED TYPING ERRORS, LOTS OF PLURAL WORDS AND THE DESPERATION OF WANTING MY EMAIL.

I CUT IT SHORT, TOLD HIM I WAS HAPPY AND IN LOVE WITH MY MAN AND BLOCKED AND UNFOLLOWED ON IG.

YOU HAVE TO BE ON HIGH ALERT AND TRUST YOUR GUT.

I REPORTED HIM? DUNNO IF THAT WILL HELP. I DIDN'T GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO ASK FOR MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE.

May 14, 2020
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Ken B. and Jeffrey K.
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I have encountered guys like the one you mentioned. I have come across two more guys, one calling himself Ken B., claiming to be an independent contractor in the Gulf of Mexico on Fitbit. When he asked me if I'm on any social media sites, like Facebook and Hangouts, I told him I wasn't on those anymore.

This was yesterday. Jeffrey K., seemed like he was serious about physical fitness and being healthy, also asked. I had to delete them from my Fitbit friends list.

I don't know about you, but the real Ken B. and Jeffrey K. probably don't ask women, who also use Fitbit, for their WhatsApp numbers. It's not worth the hassle or the heartbreak.

Stay safe, everybody.

May 13, 2020
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Tyler David
by: Anonymous

Claims to recently take a job on a rig in Ireland before lockdown. Says 12 hr days 7 day’s a week, sleeping only downtime. Says he’s a single dad from OH with a 7 year old daughter. Started on insta, moved to hangouts

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Anyone else experience this person?

May 12, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to someone who was on Zoosk but he then wanted to continue talking to me on WhatsApp. He claimed he was a widow, he was 56 and he worked on a oil rig off the coast of Sicily for 8 months.

He claimed he lived in Ryefield Road in Uxbridge. He was very convincing. His late wife was called Ingrid and he had 3 dogs. I have photos and a video of the person he was claiming he was.

May 12, 2020
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Lewis Wayne met on Scrabble Go
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Started with chatting on Scrabble Go, he was 50, a supervisor on the oil rig. His wife had passed away and he had a 4 year old daughter Chloe. He asked me to go on Hangouts or WhatsApp. When I said I would not do that he asked about just emailing each other, I agreed but made a dummy email with no link to myself just as a precaution.

Things escalated quickly and he was confessing his love for me, we were exchanging pictures and he sent several different pictures of this very handsome man and I thought maybe he was real. Sadly I was wrong, he had issues at work and needed Apple Card’s ASAP.

I called him out as a scammer and after fighting with him for a half hour he confessed he was in Nigeria. Be careful that are good at what they do. If they ask for gift cards or money or anything like that it’s not real.

Beware of Lewis Wayne His email is Waynelewis076@gmail.com

May 12, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I have recently been in contact with a person who is going by the name of Cody Puentes. He claims to be on an oil rig in Alabama and will be leaving there soon. I met him on Hinge and did not think anything about his pictures until one day he sent me a picture of himself and his dog "Blade". The tag on the dog was "Donut" so I looked it up on FB to find out he stole the photos of Peter Marc Jacobson.

I did ask him about it and he claims he changed his identity. He has not asked for any money nor will he get it.

Anyone else have contact with this person? His email is codypuentes211@yahoo.com.

May 11, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to a guy by the name of Kendrick Scott who Says he is from green bay Wisconsin and he is on a rig in Turkey and is getting off on the 18th of this month. Has a daughter that is 18 and says he is divorced. Please if any one has talked to him let me know

May 10, 2020
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Re: fell in love hook line and sinker
by: Anonymous

This sounds similar to the guy that scammed me even though some of what he's saying now is different than what he told me. First thing he did was get me to go to Hangouts. I also sent him my address and he did send me some flowers before I found out it was a scam. I see he was asking for your address. The guy I talked to was also very spot-on with great English most of the time but only a few times was it off.

The guy that scammed me after I called him out sent me an email and told me his name was actually Fredrick. LOL. I knew he was from Nigeria. He also said I love you very quickly and got frustrated when I wouldn't call him some pet names like he was calling me. He also sent me love songs from YouTube and some beautiful poems which I found out later he got off the internet.

Also a lot of these Nigerians are going on to Christian websites to try to scam Christian women. Part of their Muslim religion tells them they can lie as long as it benefits them. So they are particularly going after Christians.

May 10, 2020
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I fell for it...hook line and sinker
by: Alyssa4

Alas, my oil rig engineer is a fraud. He was very, very good. He answered every question perfectly, really too perfectly, and that is what made me skeptical. We meet on Scrabble Go and he asked me to talk on Hangout with him. He soon told me that he had a 15 yo son who lived with him and he had been through a nasty divorce after 17 years of marriage.

Guess what? The same is true of me...which means that he had to either find me on fb or do some research. Scary either way.

Speaking of which, he had no social media presence whatsoever and claimed that he felt it damaged relationships in the long run. He was preparing to retire from the oil rig work and was wanting to settle down and make a happy family. He also said he was a multi-millionaire. It would all be mine when we married. He asked me for my address to send me a gift, but I said no. I said, "You first" and I never got his address from him. He also told me he spoke great English. Some days his texting was on point and some days, it was not.

He called me twice and had a very heavy accent and sounded younger than what he had said. I was suspecting he was Nigerian at that point. His story was that his parents had died while he was very young and he moved from his native Poland to Shelby, NC at the age of 24.

He said "I love you" very quickly and became upset that I would not say it. He sent me love songs from you tube and said the most beautiful bullcrap you have ever heard. I just played along until today when I asked him to hold up a note to me with the date on it. It was so fake. Lol.

He said that I did not trust him because I asked for this. He went by William Frederick on Scrabble, but I found the profile pic and the pictures he sent me (including pictures of him with orphans in India) on a fb profile belonging to a pastor in Texas named Ron Osborne.

I am sure this man does not realize his images were stolen. Anyway, I caught it before I sent him any money, but I just wanted to warn others. And now I love Dr. Ron Osborne who is happily married and looks like at great man. lol

May 08, 2020
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Chung Wu
by: anonymous

Seems like we had the same scammer. Same situation and event. Do you happen to have his picture and email. I want to check if the same person. his facebook profile is Raymond Chan, and i think he has a picture in his profile.

May 07, 2020
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More Nigerian Scammers
by: Biggles777

Hello

More Nigerians.

Patrick Johnson says he is a wealthy marine engineer and a page about him is here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/patrick-johnson-marine-engineer.html

Justin Williams is also Nigerian. He get's caught and disappears only to come back as someone else 6 hours later. Uses same photos.

Avoid this email;

justinthegreybeard41@gmail.com

May 07, 2020
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Thomas wood
by: Anonymous

He invited me on Instagram and I accepted the invite. He told me I'm beautiful and we started talking. He told me he is a rig engineer in Italy. He told me he put a lot of money in one of the oil companies in Italy.

He kept on checking on me like a nice guy. Once he told me that he bought me a gift that cost a lot of money so for me to get the gifts I must pay the goods 5000$ so I realized this guy is scamming me.

Look out for Thomas wood on Instagram and his profile picture where he put pink roses. The pictures that he is using on Instagram are stolen.

Be careful girls for Thomas Wood

May 06, 2020
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Re: Found this page before I got scammed
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I'm one of the people who found this page two years ago, even when I didn't send any money to any scammers. I trusted my instincts and told them "No" after their pleas for help and their promises to pay me back.

I typed in "oil rig engineer romance scams" and found this page in the autumn/winter of 2018 to share my story.

If there's anything I learned on this page, it's that one doesn't have to send any money to scammers to be scammed and they'll guilt you into sending money. I even asked one of them about a picture he used as his profile pic. He didn't know what to say.

May 06, 2020
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Aunt Scammed!!
by: Anonymous

My Aunt is getting scammed! Shes 74 and there is this guy who claims to be 61 and has an 11 yr old daughter in private school. Says his wife died. He supposedly is out on an oil rig and is retiring in a few weeks. He too wants to get married, buy a house, and a car.

We don't live in the same state, so I'm not sure if he's asked for money or anything yet. She did say he could send HER some to her bank!! She did send me a picture and I image searched it and it is linked to a grocery ad, a french escort service, and finally found him on another scam page.

He is actually a Chief Commissioner in Romania. He knows his picture has been stolen. The name he is going by with her is Paul Sean(Shawn).

I hate to have to break the news to her!

May 06, 2020
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Jimmy Steve
by: Anonymous

This sounds like my scammer but different name. He signed a paper stating that we were married so I ended up having to pay his taxes and that is what his so called lawyer told me but it was just all a scam.

Good luck and I hope you don't have to go through what I had to.

May 06, 2020
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Paul Mcharty
by: Anonymous

Sounds real close to the man I fell in love with. I can tell you what was going to happen. The money would of gotten held up in Amsterdam or some place and he would need money to get it out of customs. After that customs would find out what was in the box and want more money. The guy that scammed me was a fake name.

Is Paul Mcharty working on an oil rig as a chef. Very good looking. He also sent me a picture of his passport which looked very official. Glad you were smarter than me.

May 06, 2020
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Found this page before you got scammed
by: Anonymous

I would be curious on how many of you found this page before you got scammed and how that happened? I wish I would have known beforehand.

I thank God for the creators of this page!!


ED:Its great to know this site has helped you!

May 06, 2020
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I also met an oil rig engineer for a scam!
by: Anonymous

I met him from Tinder and he asked to move out to Wechat or WhatsApp. So we have been chatting over 1 week. He was so polite and well mannered and sweet. We had so many connections and after about 4-5 days, he said he likes me, loves me. And later he wants to get married to me.

I felt this was too fast and too soon to say that but I had also a good feeling of him, so I continued to chat with him. He said he was born in Macau and moved to the States with his dad. His mom passed away when he was 3 years old. His dad also passed away by a car accident.

He said he worked most of his time on an oil rig as an engineer. His contract will be finished by the end of May, and then he said he will coming to visit Korea to see me. He said he doesn't mind to live in Korea and he has enough money to invest in real estate or build a hotel so will not worry after he retires.

What he said sounded all real and genuine so I believed it. Last night, he said that he got a report from the company that pirates threatened to attack the rig, and he should send his belongings home. But his home is empty and he asked to send them to my house as he was going to visit me after the contract.

I said No as I already read a lot of oil rig scam stories. Next day I searched his picture on google image. The real person of the picture was not him, it was a different person from Instagram. So I asked him to tell me truth and I found that the picture of the person has a different name and lives in Indonesia. It was so clear that he was a scammer.

I guess he was going to ask for money after sending his belongings to my house.

So Please be careful if you meet the person who is very attractive, and so sweet and loving. It is too good to be true.

May 06, 2020
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Nigerian Scammer Photos
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for creating a page with photos of Nigerians who do oil rig scams.

You can have a look at this link;

https://www.watchforscams.com/faces-of-nigerians-who-scam-women.html

How're you left Ethan James?

May 05, 2020
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Re: They Are On Twitter, Too!
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Yep! Twitter is where I met my scammers two years ago, too. When you tell them you can't send them any money and ask around on Twitter about them, they get angry and accuse you of having trust issues! Well, of course we do! Everything about them screams "Scum!"

I never sent them any money, of course.

May 04, 2020
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To Bank Account Numbers
by: Anonymous

YES. Contact the bank. You can get the contact information from Google. Talk to the fraud department. I did that. I told my scammer I would send him $2000 dollars and he gave me the name of his mule, address, the Bank information, account and routing number. That woman was committing a felony known as money laundering.

I also reported to the FTC. And I found her on Facebook. She was around 60 and a nurse. Lived in Texas. What a fool she was. Oh, and I never sent him a penny.

They are low life scum.

May 04, 2020
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Please Do Not
by: Anonymous

Please do not send anything anywhere. They cant but you will. It's why he has you doing his work for him.

80 yrs Old lady got caught went to jail

Please Stop your assisting criminals.

May 04, 2020
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Encountered two in two months
by: Anonymous

Two added me on Facebook.

The first one named Shèng Wei, claimed to work at Baku Azerbaijan oil rig for 2 months. Lost his wife and son in a car accident three years ago. I feel so stupid to give him my whatsapp number.

The second one named Kenneth Kwok. Claimed to work at Helsinki Finland. Got divorced 6 years ago. I added him on weChat.

I should be extra careful when adding people on Facebook. Luckily, none of them asked me for money.

May 04, 2020
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Jimmy Steve Oil Rig/Ship Contractor Scotland
by: Biggles777

Hello

If you want love at warp speed this is your man. 15 messages into talking on Hangouts you are husband and wife according to him.

No need to bother with this person it is all lies from Nigeria. Says he is 55 years old from Lakewood Colorado. A daughter with a nanny there and he works for kca deutag drilling on a ship or oil rig off the coast of Scotland.

He sends a photo of a daddy from Palm Springs

You can see him copy and paste his love elsewhere on this site thanks to the Editor;

https://www.watchforscams.com/jimmy-steve-scotland-oil-rig-contractor-on-wwf.html

May 04, 2020
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Bank account numbers
by: Anonymous

Hi. My scammer had me send a wire transfer to an american bank whose owner had an American name. No doubt a mule or accessory. Is there anyway to contact the bank and let them investigate??

May 04, 2020
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They are on Twitter too!
by: Anonymous

I signed up on Twitter a week ago to follow politics and I have already had three attempted scammers looking for a girlfriend. I played along with them for a bit and then called them out as scammers. It's perfectly obvious they are scammers because of poor English and grammar. All claimed to be widowers.

May 04, 2020
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Roland James North Sea Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

The Editor has kindly created a page elsewhere for Roland James. An oil rig contractor for DEA AG in the North Sea. He claims his drilling equipment broke and he has to pay for it.

I say I'll pay 50,000 Euros to him. The page shows all an oil rig scammer says about the company not paying for equipment or workers.

He is expecting a bank receipt from me. Instead I ask who the other woman was he declared his love for and who is his world. He goes into a weekend long flap as he watches 50,000 evaporate. Includes images.

You can read here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/roland-james-north-sea-oil-rig-contractor-on-wwf.html

May 03, 2020
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Ethan James
by: EyesWideOpen

I have recently joined an online dating site only because we have been forced to stay home and there is no social life but I went in with my eyes wide open. Had no issues until I came across Ethan who at first took a while to reply but his messages were the same as one I had read in another comment around mid April.

I was warned by friends. He wanted to close his account and wanted to start emailing me. He seemed to avoid the questions I was asking as he claimed to be an engineer and I work in an industry full of engineers. That was one of the red flags for me. I usually connect quite easily with other engineers when they find out what I do so it was odd that his answers were very vague.

He also posted a beautiful romantic write up on his profile and I asked where he stole that from but funny enough never replied to that question. Anyway, I asked for his email address first and then I would send him an email. I set up a completely new one that would give him no details on me.

So he is on Plenty of Fish as Soloyal54. I have photos but they are probably not him anyway. He apparently came here 2 years ago with his 'mom' but he would not give me more details. I should have played along but I did say I had connected with someone else but happy to keep chatting to him. Was hoping he would just be stupid enough to keep chatting. Clearly he was after someone who was more vulnerable and he was pleasant enough but I smelled a dirty dog.

Watch out for ethanjamesjr38@hotmail.com.

It seems to direct to ethanjamesjr@yahoo.com too.

Please be vigilant ladies.

May 03, 2020
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Re Aiding and Abetting
by: Anonymous

Yes, you can be held responsible. There are many cases of women (mules) being arrested. One in Malaysia just got out of prison.

I'm sure Biggles777 can provide more information.

He is wonderful.

May 03, 2020
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Aiding and abetting?
by: Anonymous

I wonder if a scammer could be asking this in order to trap someone!??

May 03, 2020
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Malcolm Roberts is a Nigerian
by: Biggles777

Hello

I've posted previously here about Malcolm Roberts and who I am talking with changes again. He keeps texting on Hangouts asking for gift cards. I keep asking where they are.

As it is changed I'm talking with a kid. Says he is in Lagos and sends a photo of himself. He doesn't need money as he lives in a upscale house and street that is very well looked after.

Says his name is Ronu and 18 years old.

May 03, 2020
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Aiding and abetting?
by: Anonymous

When you send money to these scammers are you aiding and abetting their fraud? Can you be held accountable?

May 02, 2020
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Harrison Jason
by: Anonymous

I have recently opened my Instagram account and lots of requests appear after my photo was uploaded. Most of them I restricted and block them but I continued chatting with one who seemed to be an Oil Rig engineer on a platform somewhere around Brazil - called Harrison Jason email as: harijjson@gmail - from Ottawa Canada!

I was chatting few days sometimes. He was loving me after 1 day and wanted to express my love to him too even if already married. I have sent out some photos of me and asked lots of questions. I asked and photos he sent of a really nice person. I wonder who is that person who’s photos he sent. He did not manage to ask anything yet but what was strange is that I have asked him about his childhood, parents, wife. The answers he gave we’re a bit strange. He said is 46 and DOB 12 March. However, I managed to send some pictures with me and my daughter. I am now worrying what he will do with it.

I did not provide him much personal information which is good! It was a bit strange as I wanted to see him on camera and he refuses- is Canadian but does not speak French but Spanish. His English was not so good too!

I have blocked him on Instagram - and on hangouts where I have been asked to move only to chat with him! I was nice but I asked too many questions and believe he suspected that I am suspecting something !

May 02, 2020
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James
by: Anonymous

At the beginning I apologized for the mistakes. I translate through Google. My cheater was very pious, he read the Bible, I am not. He called me beautiful words like baby, the sun, said I was his heaven. He sent songs and poems stolen from the internet.

He wanted money, a laptop, but I gave him nothing. I always knew what to write so that he would not get it. He admitted that he was from Nigeria and wanted me to come to him. He said he would not cheat on women anymore but I kept catching him a lie.

I finished it and I'm free.

May 02, 2020
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Soft Souls
by: Anonymous

When they turn the situation on you its as if its your fault but know they are guilty.

Each one lives a lie everyday they live. They
arrogantly say I'm not like that but they say I have money to make you a queen. They have no heart or conscience.

Guys how do we cope, how do we heal and move
on, as all we are Guilty of is having Soft Souls and showing too much trust in mankind and having trust ripped from our very being.

These Yahoo millionaire boys destroyed hearts
our worlds, and our finances with no care for our futures.

Stay Safe in Everything you do and know that some posts are scammers still spying, but the Strong who have told you stories, know that stories are told because of Love for you who have been ripped apart and love for you who wonder if you also are a victim.

Felons dont always get away with their crime.

Eventually they will be exposed and imprisoned
if you continue to watch for the signs.

And Dont Let Your Soul Get Involved

May 01, 2020
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Cards and Offense
by: Anonymous

If they don't get cards they get offended and dont contact you for days and are preying on another innocent lady.

I see very little love in the world today. You are better off not to trust anyone. If these guys fear God they are lying. If they did they would not be Swindling women.

It is a red flag if they want to go to hangouts to talk so quickly.

No one can STOP this but we us who desire love. Stay off social media. Stop playing online games. When things change go out and find a person you can see.

I see this growing and becoming more dangerous for women.

Dont be a victim.

May 01, 2020
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Oil Rig Workers
by: Anonymous

Oil Rig Workers, they are not real Riggers these guys are from Nigeria and Ghana, they are good. Go On Yahoo boys and look for yourself. Lots of them. If you did do anything with them on the net they do post the pictures. I refused to do anything or show him anything.

If you send the money you will be the one committing a crime not them because they are allowed to do this kind of stuff. You have to realize these people live in Socialism where their government takes everything. They have Electric just so many hours a day and that is it. It was on TV the other night about all the scammers are really thick again using "I Work On An Oil Rig" and 'I Am A Doctor or A Surgeon"

Be Careful, they are good and everyone you see if you go to Yahoo Boys every single one of them take turns talking to you. God Bless

May 01, 2020
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williamsparker524@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

I met a man using the name Williams Parker (scammer) on spades plus, which is a gaming app. He informed me to move to hangouts, since he says it was easier to chat on there. So I downloaded the app and used it to chat with him.

His email is williamsparker524@gmail.com. He said he was a contract engineer in the Gulf of Mexico and was retiring after his retirement contract was finished. He said he was from Germany and lived in Florida, since he was a child. He has a son named Jush who is in boarding school in Florida. His wife passed away too.

He fell in love with me instantly! He would always call me honey, baby and my queen, anytime we chatted on hangouts. He was always evasive too. He started asking me for $300 in steam cards. He scammed me for several hundred dollars in steam cards. He has a nasty attitude, if he don’t get them soon! Anytime I confronted him about anything, especially the untrue pictures he sent to me, he would play me by saying he was offended.

I stopped talking to him and blocked him too. These scammers are are all evil, inhumane and corrupted people. Please contact me if any of you ladies meet him online and then chatted with him through Google hangouts. My email is Daffodils835@gmail.com.

Apr 30, 2020
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Respond Mike Scott
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer. He is Nigerian. When they ask for money for something on rig it's a lie. Rigs are responsible for their people and equipment. Please close the door on him, You will never see anything you send to him ever again. Never will you see him.

Be Careful

Stay Safe in every way

Apr 30, 2020
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Mike Scott Update
by: Anonymous

He is absolutely a scammer. No doubt. He will keep pestering you because that is what they do. Do not accept any strange people on your Instagram. Block and do not look back.

Apr 30, 2020
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Bitcoin account
by: Anonymous

I have the bitcoin information of the guy that scammed me. I never did get to the bitcoin machine but still have the account number. Is there anyone that could trace this?

I did file with the fbi but didn't hear back. Thanks

Apr 30, 2020
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Mike Scott Update
by: Anonymous

So about a week and a half ago I questioned everyone about a guy I was talking to on Hangouts, oil rig guy in the Gulf of Mexico. Professed love very quick, asked for Amazon cards because his credit card that he had was only for paying bills not buying new stuff.

Asked for $2000 to fix the crane that was broken and also told me he wanted to have me receive a package from China that had gold, $, and important paperwork. I could not find any information on the so called company that it was at. And then I got an email from the "UN" working with so called company. Wanting my DL or passport information.

I did not do this and I blocked him on Hangouts and my Gmail account, and Instagram. A few messages came through, and they professed his love and offered to pay back the $, I gave him. I ignored and blocked.

Then a few days later he created a new Instagram account, using CarlScott instead of MikeScott, trying to reach out again, professing his love and how I’m breaking his heart. My contract is done in June and we can be together. My mind knows this is a scam, but my heart is still questioning if I made the right decision.

The Instagram account went from 142 people following to 42 when he finally accepted my request. And the second CarlScott account now has no following, which it did when he first messaged me. I have contacted the FBI and reported him.

Please give me your advice. This was a scammer correct?

Apr 30, 2020
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Bold white guy with accent Tampa FL
by: Anonymous

Hi, I am from Brazil, and I met one guy on the internet, he was very polite, but he was very fast about saying that he loved me and e says that he was on a ship to Australia, after he was in Germany for 45 days sailing. I found out there was no cruise to there, and he showed his video, which was the same as in the pictures.

He asked me to receive some money for him and for me hold on to it for him to take care of the girls, but I said no, so I blocked him.

He has many pictures he uses glasses, bold, a little beard, has pics with good clothes and one siting giving a interview for a guy.

Apr 30, 2020
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Dear John. Fell in love with the face
by: Anonymous

To the person that found the real man behind the photo. You said it took you 2 years. Do you have the mans real name and a photo you can share with me.

I’m wondering if it’s the same guy. Thanks.

Apr 30, 2020
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Fell in love with the face
by: Anonymous

Hi. I went to the site you gave me. I tried 3 different times and there were no matches to the site you gave me. I’m so frustrated but at least it’s amusing me while I’m stuck in the house. lol. Wish there was a way we could compare photos. Any ideas let me know. Take care.

Apr 30, 2020
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Found out
by: Anonymous

Finally unveiled my scammer Mason Spielberg. He claims Madon is his real name but not sure about Spielberg. He has been using Peter Schiff pictures, he sent me a pic last night, went straight on to reverse picture app and within seconds solved my 3 month scammer.

Started out using Stephen Niese pic then I challenged him and came back with Peter Schiff but I didn't know for sure. He claims he is an oil rig worker, not an engineer, he has used a colleague's wife so he claims Rhona Mary Holbrook bank account for me to send him £200. He still claims he loves me but he is now history, wanted to share with you all.

Apr 29, 2020
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Oskar David Rig. engineering
by: Mona

This man asked me for a friendship on FB on Monday. Very soon he became interested in my family relationships and asked if I would get divorced and be willing to marry a man who would love me. He claimed to be working on an oil rig in Italy, a widower and a 7-year-old son studying in France.

Introduced himself as Oskar David, he still has a profile on FB today. Even though I told him I wouldn't get divorced and I was happy in my marriage, at least he wanted to be my friend. He wanted us to communicate via WhatApp, he kept sending me messages about how beautiful I was and that he hadn't found a suitable woman yet, etc

He sent photos of himself and his son, he is a tanned nice man with dark hair, brown eyes and gray beard. I didn't trust him, today I blocked his access to both fB and Whatsapp. I have photos he sent, I can provide them.

I apologize for the bad English, I use the google translator.

Apr 28, 2020
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Re: TruthSeeker or FollowUp
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the person calling herself TruthSeeker and FollowUp: Biggles777 has helped us with scammers since we joined this site by warning us about the tactics scammers use to gain our trust and then abuse it. I've noticed those tactics by these scumbags to get money from both men and women because I was on the receiving end of those pleas for money two years ago, although I sent no money to them.

Why won't you say who the real face behind Ethan James is, if you know?

What does this guy pretending to be Ethan James have over you?

Apr 28, 2020
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Studying the woman
by: Anonymous

I left the link to the man's pic he used under the face on 4/27 but I will list again here. Plus I will list my email if you want to ask me any questions.

PICS:
https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scam-review1.html

MY EMAIL: tennurse@bellsouth.net

Be safe

Apr 28, 2020
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To Fell in love with the face
by: Anonymous

I am not for sure I am the person you are looking for but I fell in love with the face and still today I look at it and wish even knowing he is gay & married. I am listing the site with pic below. Good luck! I am still trying to get myself straight.

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scam-review1.html


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Ethan James follow up
by: Biggles777

"This has to be discussed more."

That was TruthSeeker now it is Follow Up. You change your name just like your facts. I know who you are, apparently you don't. You can't handle the truth when asked for it. You wanted further discussion and dismiss it when offered.

Your choice. This is not the place to post unsubstantiated "facts" as you are. You choose not to discuss facts when it's what this website is for and what you sought.

"It was elaborate. Aus embassy in Dubai said one of the best scams they had seen in a long time."

There is no Australian Embassy in Dubai. A Consulate General but the Australian Embassy for the UAE is in Abu Dhabi. You don't know where you called or spoke with. If confused, correct yourself, this is a site for facts.

"about my scammer as his name appeared twice straight after I reported to authorities."

You refuse to name the person who scammed you. It isn't Ethan James. No, you jumped on the bandwagon of other women's misfortune and decided he suited your story. Ethan James has no reported scams in the UAE. Facts based on any he may have done there help those who may be victims in the making. Share if you have them.

You won't.

"have every intention of reporting all once I am given permission to by the authorities."

No Australian Law Enforcement agency or service asks that of victims. Romance scams against Australian nationals from overseas can be spoken of before and after being reported to overseas agencies.

Why are you waiting?

"This seems to be a very common scam"

And

"Mine is still not able to be verified - a week after reporting it - that is how good it is."

Which is it? Common or highly sophisticated. You do not know. Clarify your facts.

"about my scammer as his name appeared twice straight after I reported to authorities."

It isn't Ethan James so who is it? You can't name them instead you jumped on other women's misfortune with him and claimed it was your unnamed scammer.

"direct bank transfer to Australian accounts (name Kay McKenzie)"

I've found them and told you how, yet all you did was dismiss me for it. Why can't you? You were given the response you sought and show no regard for it. Why are you here if not to learn like others?

"Thank you so very much for putting my information right up the top again when the greatest concern is him watching sites."

So why would you post asking for more discussion on your scam then cynically smack others down for doing as you asked?

You refuse to name who scammed you.

You refuse to detail the scam.

You can't make up your mind if it a common scam or a sophisticated one.

You dismiss any discussion of what you claim are facts.

Your posts change your facts. You need to clarify facts you have submitted here otherwise no one will learn.

"I did specifically say it is, as yet unverified."

You like saying that. If I come across as hard I am truly sorry. But as of the time of writing, after weeks of your posts, you can't say you were scammed.

There is no need for you to be here as all you are doing is posting misinformation and trolling those less fortunate than you and the Editor.

"I would have appreciated you contacting me privately."

Not a snowflakes chance in hell if you are who I believe you to be.

"Feel free not to post"

When my posts are as erratic and factually incorrect as yours I'll willingly oblige.

Apr 28, 2020
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Follow Up or Truth Seeker????
by: Anonymous

Hello,

Who are you?

Before this post you were writing as Truth Seeker and now you are Follow Up, and you have the nerve to ask Biggles777 who they are??????

I smell a scammer!

And they should be blocked from this site!

Biggles777, whoever they are has helped many of us on this site including myself! They work hard to catch these criminals and have even been able to get them to expose who they really are and where they really are.

Ive read your posts and clearly you are not happy with how this site is run.I dont see anyone else making noise how this site is run do you??

Leave Biggles777 alone they are a valuable asset to this site.

Keep up the great work Biggles777

Apr 28, 2020
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Mason Spielberg
by: Anonymous

I'm still trying to get this man to send me a pic so do I can try and identify by reverse whatever it is. I am troubled because I think he's a scammer as he asks for money and has asked for various cards. Supposedly a marine engineer in Gulf of mexico. 56ish, grey hair, sometimes has a beard. Daughter 22, Anna, not sure she exists as have had texts from her with very poor grammar and no punctuation.

Also had hangout from her which was better, but she called me mom.

Any ideas please?

Apr 28, 2020
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Ethan James follow up
by: Biggles777

"This has to be discussed more."

"direct bank transfer to Australian accounts (name Kay McKenzie)"

You seem to research well. You'll have the BSB number for the account. You can find the branch using that. Once done, you'll likely find who and where Kay is. Chances are they're an unwitting mule. You told the Australian law a week ago and they probably won't do anything.

" The major clue was his website."

Share it, prevent others from falling for it.

"It was elaborate. Aus embassy in Dubai said one of the best scams they had seen in a long time."

Share it, prevent others from falling for it.

You are not the first to experience Ethan James. Three others responded and it was too late for them with him. You haven't named who scammed you, was it Ethan James? If that is the case it appears others have suffered too.

"Anyone looked at a website that hasn't been quite right?"

Fake websites are common, share it to prevent.

"He has a lawyer working with him as well. Has anyone had a lawyer involved?"

Lawyers are common in romance scams. Answer is yes I have but not an oil rig engineer scam, yet.

"about my scammer as his name appeared twice straight after I reported to authorities. This seems to be a very common scam, but not particularly well known about."

Seems it appeared 3 times. You've only named them once, you post about it but don't name who did it to you or make public details of what happened. Name them to prevent it from happening again. Help stop others.

"Mine is still not able to be verified - a week after reporting it - that is how good it is."

You've reported it in Australia most likely to the State Police, ACCC and Scamwatch.com I'm sorry to say this but don't hold your breath waiting for them to make arrests or issue extradition warrants. They won't do anything with the information you have.

That I am aware of no law enforcement agency in Australia shares the details of romance scams once reported. Action is never taken.

That is why a site like this exists. It is more than just victims sharing their unfortunate experiences. It collects hard data on the latest scams. It becomes a database which is why you found it.

Post the details of who scammed you and it will stop others from experiencing what you did. You've clearly read this thread in depth and will have seen women saying information here stopped them from being scammed.

That is a better result than the Australian law will ever give anyone.

Godspeed

Apr 28, 2020
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Re:Tyler Ethan James
by: TruthSeeker

See others comments for "Ethan James" closer to the start of April. Not sure if they are relevant or not.

Cheers.

Apr 27, 2020
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Fell in love with the face
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by someone using the popular Thomas Madsen a picture. I wish I would have done more research up front but I didn't have a last name to go by. I too fell in love with the face and every time I see the real Thomas Madsen it makes me sick to my stomach.

It's nothing he has done but it's just as crazy whole scenario. He knows his picture is one of the most used by scammers and he said there's no way he can possibly answer all of the emails and such that he gets from women.

He's also a victim in it like any of those whose pictures are being used. Really sad when you think about all of it. How deceitful someone's heart can be to stoop to such lows and scam others.


Apr 27, 2020
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Dear John
by: Anonymous

Thank you to the wonderful person that responded to my post. I’m sorry you were disappointed. I think I should just give up already. I have a feeling I’m in for the same. I also fell in love with the "face". He’s still on Words. Same picture. I don’t get it. But again thank you for taking the time to answer me.

Apr 27, 2020
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Jerry Robert Oil Rig Scam
by: Biggles777

Hello

Jerry Robert is on WWF as JerryR. Moves you to Hangouts and hits you with the love at first sight. He has a daughter Kimberly who asks for gift cards. It's a shame she's dead. As for him, he is just daft.

Says he works for Transocean in the Gulf of Mexico and the editor has kindly created a page elsewhere on this site with pictures, link below for a read;

https://www.watchforscams.com/jerry-robert-gulf-of-mexico-oil-rig-contractor-scam-on-wwf.html

Apr 27, 2020
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Studying the lady
by: Anonymous

Finding time now to read posts. Fellow who had a bogus pic. of another to study you his future love. Do you suspect he had money and women flocking to him him because of his finances.

Would like to know about this. What he looked like and where is he from. Color of hair. Most
say they have money. Just doesnt make sense as why would a man like him say he is putting his
reputation on the line to find a lady.

Crazy things have happened. Curious like to know more.

Be Safe

Apr 27, 2020
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Tyler Ethan James
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been in contact with this guy. He is passing for a man from Denmark but working in Scotland. States he is 56 yrs old, his son Ethan passed away a while back, but only has a granddaughter by the name of Hope. Granddaughter lives in Barbank, California with a Godmother. Email address for Hope is Hopeethan360@gmail.com.

States his granddaughter is 12 yrs old. He asked for gift cards for granddaughter because it was her birthday. I checked charges on one gift card and they were for shoes and Estee Lauder products.

NOT sure to believe this guy???

if anyone has gotten an information, please post.

Apr 27, 2020
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Dear John
by: Anonymous

I found the "real" face of the person that scammed me. It took me 2 years and many, many hours. I used reverse image everyday and on every single picture he sent me. It was actually a wild goose chase and many times I was headed in the wrong direction.

I did finally find the real man. I wish I hadn't found him. I feel in love with that face and the person. The real guy is not the person I fell in love with just the face. It really has messed with my head. I contacted his local police department to make sure he was aware that his image along with his kids images are being used to catfish and scam.

I have had a little assistance from the police however, they believe it is a lost cause. It wouldn't be if we had an agency that dealt just with all these scammers. I have contacted the FBI 5 times updating all the information I gathered. Nada happened.

Keep looking. You will find the real face. These scammers do slip up!

Apr 27, 2020
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Dear John
by: Anonymous

Was just reading posts. I saw 2 people that found the real person the scammer was using. HOW DID U FIND THEM??

I’ve tried numerous things and have had no luck.

Anyone out there can help me out??? Thanx

Apr 27, 2020
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Stanley Miles aka Tony Baron
by: Biggles777

Hello

The Editor has kindly created a page for Stanley Miles aka Tony Baron. He is on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico for Transocean and that changes to the North Sea for Noble Sam Turner in an hour.

I tell him I am sending $5000 in iTunes cards to a married man called Serge on another oil rig. He says I am being scammed and we confuse each other with our stories.

Link to page elsewhere on this site;

https://www.watchforscams.com/stanley-miles-independent-oil-rig-contractor-scam-on-wwf.html

Apr 26, 2020
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Post - "Oil Rig Engineer" or "Nigerian Scam"???
by: TruthSeeker

I'm reading so many posts about "Nigerian scammers", Bitcoins, iTunes cards, phones, requesting opening a bank account.

There needs to be a post that deals with those scams - as they are well-known. Posting under a RELEVANT POST means that visitors will find information relevant to their situation.

The "blood oath" part of the scam is definitely not in the original post - if there's not a post, I'd suggest starting one.

So many people here say they know something is a scam because x,y,z. But we need to be aware that scammers are becoming more and more sophisticated. Mine is still not able to be verified - a week after reporting it - that is how good it is.

And that's why I need the info here to be specifically about the post topic, because it is the closest to my scam I can find on the internet. I need to hear from anyone else writing the same story as they suspect I am the first of a new scam.

Writing in the most relevant post means we can be a resource for one another. Thanks to those who have written their experience. And I'm sorry someone has taken advantage of your compassion for someone in need. Bless you.

Apr 26, 2020
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Catphising episode on 20/20
by: Anonymous

You have to see this. It just shows you what is possible as far as scams and deceit!!

https://youtu.be/vRCpkDGMhFg

Apr 26, 2020
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Blood Oath
by: Anonymous

Reading this sounds like cult. Not sure what they are asking you to do but, If Your On the Side Of God And You are covered by Christ Blood Sacrifice
dont go there.

Suggest The Cleansing Blood Of Christ. Many Nigerians are Church goes. It's the RELATIONSHIP with Christ that matters. His Blood is Only Purging of this stealing swindling, they continue to do.

Suggest The Real Blood.

Apr 26, 2020
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Update: Malcolm Roberts
by: Biggles777

Hello

Malcolm Roberts spoken of elsewhere here comes back and over two days lies about everything. Was with Exxon changes to ConocoPhillips remains on oil rigs as contractor then changes to engineer building roads in Mexico from Gulf of Mexico.

Updated details available on this site at link below thanks to Editor;

https://www.watchforscams.com/malcolm-roberts-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor-scam-from-wwf-part-2.html#comments


Apr 25, 2020
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Police
by: Anonymous

Look everybody, you will never get your money back and police are doing nothing to help victims, they will tell you that you have to go to court because you had a relationship, they have bank accounts where the money was sent and do nothing so remember.

Apr 25, 2020
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Scams
by: Anonymous

Just ran into this this past week. His name was Austin Miles. Told him I was married. He said we could just be friends. He liked talking to me. Said he lost his wife and daughter. Still has his son. So on and so on. Then came to the point he asked me to do him favor. Get a ITunes gift card. I caught on.

Said a few things and blocked him. People beware. I thought I was being a so called friend.

Apr 25, 2020
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Bitcoin
by: Anonymous

Glad I could help a little. I prayed that even if I got scammed, some good will come out of it for other people. I'm determined to get as much information out as possible.

Apr 25, 2020
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Transfer of funds
by: Anonymous

Please don’t give him any information what he is asking of you in the end to be his mule and he won’t tell that’s what the law calls it. If you keep talking to him he will ask you to do a blood oath so please don’t do it. He will ask for a Iphone and you are not the only woman he is talking to so be careful and if he asks for nude pictures please don’t send them as he will try to black mail you with them.

Also watch for a bitcon account. I know what your saying I have already heard it all but trust me he’s not a good man. He went as far as asking me if my paycheck got direct deposited then he went as far as asking that I open a new account and he wanted to put money in it.

You will be the one to go to jail not him because they will never find him. His job isn’t on a oil rig his job is to scam women and that’s his job and he don’t care about anyone but himself and trust me he will move on.

WATCH FOR THE RED FLAGS IM SURE HE HAS PUT THEM OUT SO PLEASE KEEP YOURSELF SAFE FROM MEN LIKE HIM. Trust me you will never be the same person block him please

Apr 25, 2020
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David Miller scammer
by: Anonymous

Well I fell for a guy called David Miller. We met on words with friends and hangouts was his place to chat. Said he was from Rockford Illinois. His wife had died 7 years ago and had two children, Rose and Kelvin. He was an engineer on a rig near Aberdeen.

Of course cell phones are not allowed on rigs so that made things difficult. The one time I did call him he sounded like an African guy but I stupidly put those thought to the back of my mind. I looked him up on one of those search sites but didn’t find anything. He gave very little personal info so I was very suspicious. First he asked me to buy him an apple gift card but I refused. The next week he asked me to send him a food package to the rig worth $2,000 because he said the food company stopped sending food to the rig because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

I never fell for any of that. So glad to have found this website. Sounds like a lot of you women have already had contact with this guy

Apr 25, 2020
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Brian Oscar
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer. Asking for gift cards is a red flag so please before he pulls you in you will regret it. Heart never heals nor your mind. You cant believe you fell for it. Please
drop him as if he is burning coal. He will burn you if you dont get away.

Stay safe all in everyway.

Apr 25, 2020
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Need opinions please
by: Anonymous

I just want to let everyone know I have NOT nor will I give him anything. I told him the moment we started talking he would never get anything from me.

Yes he came clean and I felt a little sorry for him but his stories still don't add up and I do not trust him at all.

I would never do anything to put me in jeopardy. I can't do it. I so appreciate everyone's opinions and its what I wanted because I don't or didn't understand Bitcoins or this bank account thing and you all have helped me.

But please know I wasn't born yesterday. I found him out quickly. This is the second person I've actually talked to and I let myself fall for the first one but Never Again.

I wish everyone luck and please Stop, Block and Roll on out when the first red flag appears ladies. They are no good and only want your money.

Be kind!

Apr 25, 2020
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Raymondmartinez@hotmail.com
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Raymondmartinez@hotmail.com or have any pictures of him please let me know. He is a scammer so don't believe anything he says.

Apr 24, 2020
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Reply to So confused
by: Anonymous

My understanding of Bitcoin is that it's almost impossible to trace. A lot of scammers use it to launder money because of that reasoning.

Apr 24, 2020
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Answer to So Confused
by: Anonymous

The guy that scammed me started talking about Bitcoin and asking me if I was into that. I told him I knew about it but it was something I wasn't interested in. Then he wanted me to add money to his Bitcoin account by purchasing Bitcoins for him and depositing them into his account.

Then when the Bitcoin thing didn't work he started asking for wire transfers, western union, etc etc. Stay away from it because Bitcoin is basically the same thing as giving him money.

He's not real believe me. I've been there. Get out now before it gets even worse.

Apr 24, 2020
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To SO CONFUSED
by: Anonymous

YES IT IS A SCAMMER AND BITCOINS CANT BE TRACED. ALSO TO FOLLOW UP ON JAMES RYAN, EVEN THOUGH I PAID SCOPIO FOR BACKGROUND CHECK AND MANY OTHER PLACES HE IS NON EXISTENT AS HE IS USING ANOTHER MANS INFORMATION ON AN OIL RIG IN THE GULF IN ALABAMA.

LOST HIS WIFE AND SON IN A CAR ACCIDENT 5 YEARS AGO AND SAYS HE HAS A LITTLE GIRL 7 AND OTHER DAUGHTER 18 LIVING WITH HIS MOM IN SOUTH CAROLINA. SAYS HE IS A CONTRACTOR AND DIVER, SAYS HE IS 58, GREY HAIR, GREY BEARD. BEEN TALKING TO HIM FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS AND GOT THE INFO I NEED IN ROUND ABOUT WAYS. NOTHING HE HAS SAID ADDED UP SO MANY DISCREPANCIES.

BEEN ASKING FOR MY PHONE SERVICE INFO SO HE COULD USE IT TO TALK TO ME. ASKED ME ABOUT BLOOD OATHS. HE USES GMAIL jr2087124 and he also told me the other night he wants to tell his friends I am his wife and asked for permission. I said NO WAY and he was annoyed so I shut down my gmail that I kept with my son.

So girls BE CAREFUL

Apr 24, 2020
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To the person who is scared
by: Anonymous

They will not ask you for money right away. They usually wait for the woman to fall for them, so they can manipulate the person in the way they want. He will ask for help with an issue with a bill or maybe with a walmart card, or itunes. So, you need to be very careful and not to share information. He is waiting for the moment that you fall for him and then manipulate you at his disposal.

I would suggest that you keep a cool head at this point and do not let emotions rule your decisions. Think with the head not with feelings; otherwise, you will regret it later.

Apr 24, 2020
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Need Opinions Please
by: Biggles777

Hello

Yes I have had that happen with a couple of them. They tell the same story as you have heard. They also do not give up on their request for money.

It doesn't matter where you are, life can be hard. No one should resort to crime for a living.

One stopped asking for iTunes cards and now wants cash. The other never asked for cash until he said who he was. Now he wants a $20,000 loan. It isn't going to happen for either of them.

They both say they stopped romance scams. I found both at it again days after they said never again.

Don't do a thing for him. If you open an account all you'll be doing is aiding and abetting criminal activities.

Apr 24, 2020
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So confused
by: Anonymous

Im not sure if the guy im talking to is real. He hasn't asked me for money, but its been 2 weeks and hes telling something about BITCOINS?

Im so scared and not sure if hes real?

Apr 24, 2020
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Responding to needs opinions
by: Anonymous

My scammer told me he did it because he got his girlfriend pregnant and needed the money WHILE he was giving me a new fake name!!! He will continue to make money by scamming other people. I can guarantee that!!

Get out now and do NO more. No matter what you do he will keep scamming, saying he still needs to do it because you aren't helping enough.

NEVER open an account. You could be charged with money laundering which is a felony!

Apr 24, 2020
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Brian Oscar
by: Anonymous

It happened. Luckily it has only cost me $150.00. I knew something was fishy when he first asked for iTunes cards and then he wanted me to buy bitcoins which I did not do. He says his name is Brian Oscar. The photos he sent shows a very handsome man. I was falling for him, until the requests for help came. Even now I am torn between believing he is real or not.

He says he is a welder. Born in Sweden, but has lived in Dallas Texas for years now.

I need some help here

Apr 24, 2020
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Opinions
by: Anonymous

Talked with Nigerian called Michael. I asked if food could be purchased with gift cards and I was told no. They convert them and sell them. I said you are ruining lives of single women and the struggling must stop. He said Nigeria is very poor and corrupt. He said he goes to school. He said I'm sorry I really want to stop. I talked with him about Eternity. They use swindling as a way of life. No matter what you say they arent going to stop. Only way they can is if you stop communicating with them, stop giving money to them. They have more than enough they got it from us. They go out partying and we struggle.

Dont fall for their son stories with money they have stolen. They can Move and find opportunities.

Apr 24, 2020
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Opinion
by: Anonymous

Sounds very very familiar. I am wondering if they are changing their mantra. Nigeria is corrupt and the people are starving. They will do anything to get money to survive. The sad thing is that the people they hire to scam people arent the ones getting the money. It all goes to the people running the operation.

Sad as it is, if you send money you are supporting the thugs and perpetuating the problem. There has to be better ways to help.
This is just my opinion. If you want to give money give it to a reputable organization.

Apr 24, 2020
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OIL RIG ENGINEER DATING SCAM
by: TruthSeeker

The title of this post was about a scam which involved someone who said they were an Engineer on an Oil Rig. Mod - Can comments about other scams please be posted on other threads?
I am checking here regularly for comments about my scammer as his name appeared twice straight after I reported to authorities. This seems to be a very common scam, but not particularly well known about.

*All scams are awful. My comments are only to try to make it easier for us to find relevant info when reporting and researching.

Apr 24, 2020
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Need opinions please
by: Anonymous

My scammer finally came clean when he could no longer answer the questions I had about Dr. Bikmaz. He said he was so sorry but no one ever asked why they do it. He said he did it to care for his siblings who he cared for. That his country was corrupt Nigeria and he needed money.

I told him I'd never give money. He then asked if I could help with Bitcoins and I also said NO.

Then he asked if I'd open an acct at (Bank of the west) https://www.bankofthewest.com/ that it wasn't illegal he just needed someone to help him get into investing and no money would have to be given on my part and I could be involved and have access so I could see its on the up & up.

I won't do this but was wondering what he plans on doing? He said he doesn't believe I even have to use my social security number which you do. He told how terrible things were for them and how his govt. is so corrupt that its not easy for poor people. My heart goes out to him I researched his place of residents and what he told is the truth but I can't take a chance.

So does anyone ever have this happen?

Apr 24, 2020
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Scams
by: Anonymous

If they are asking to send anything anywhere
RUN. He is scamming you. Normal men dont ask these things of women. If they have contracts in china you better run. What's happening is a 100% scam.

Apr 24, 2020
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Re:Transfer of Funds
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the person asking if any of us thinks this guy who wants you to transfer funds to him is a scammer, I say yes, he is a scammer and he wants you to be his mule, too.

Whatever this man or any man asks you to do, DON'T DO IT! RUN!

Apr 23, 2020
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Thanks
by: Anonymous

I want to thank all members who shared their sentiments about the situation I am going through with this guy Cool Boss.

I deeply appreciate your concerns and I am going to
reconsider your advice/opinion and do exactly as suggested.

Apr 23, 2020
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Transfer of Funds
by: Anonymous

First of all what’s his name and yes he’s just like a scammer, don’t fall for it.

Seriously block, you will be grateful to me.

Apr 23, 2020
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Real Time
by: Anonymous

I've come in contact with someone doing the same thing. What once was a regular pic, now that
person in the pic walks. This is spooky. What
is it just another way of getting to us
with lies. Scammers are way out of control.
Everyone stay safe.

Apr 23, 2020
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He Was Studying You
by: Anonymous

To lady posting about man who was studying
you his future wife. Stole someone's pic too
get to you. Need to know more. Could you
leave email here for contact? Could this
be my case too. Would appreciate help.
Thank you.

Apr 23, 2020
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Response Transfer of Funds
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer. They are Scary Smooth.
Dont Do It.

Apr 23, 2020
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Transfer of funds
by: Anonymous

He wants you to be a mule. You will be aiding money laundering and that is a federal offense. Don’t get him a card. He’s a scammer. I know because it happened to me.

Run!!! Your heart will hurt but he’s not who you think he is

Apr 23, 2020
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To Transfer of Funds
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer. Do not give him your account number. He will take all your money. Just because you have talked for a year means nothing. I played with one for 3 years and never gave him a penny. He asked and asked and asked.

They talk to so many women they cannot keep them all straight . Do not let him use that "trust" B.S. either. Block him before you regret it. Also, putting funds in your account if he actually did do that is money laundering and you would be complicit and that is a federal offense. Don't be foolish.

The money belongs to other women he is talking to. BLOCK HIM

Apr 23, 2020
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Transfer of funds
by: Anonymous

I had been talking to this guy for about year now on and off LDR and now back to his home country in Nov 2019 from the Gulf of Alabama. This time he wants a gift card to upgrade his cell phone worth 100 USD. He said to give him my bank related info including my username/password so he could access my bank on line to move money from his account into my personal bank Acct.

Rule of thumb is to never share username/ password to anyone. I said "No Way". And he asked: don’t you trust me? You do not need to log in to access my Bank acct to transfer $. I said if you want I could only give you the Acct No & the Name of the Bank and their phone number plus address where to deposit the money but not my username/password.

His reasons were very shallow and did not buy them.

Then he came back and said : are you going to get me the card tomorrow, Yes or No.? Do you think he’s a scammer?

Apr 23, 2020
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information
by: Anonymous

WHAT ARE THESE BLOOD OATHS ALL ABOUT AND WHY DO THEY ASK FOR THEM

Apr 22, 2020
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Reply to Wayne Palmer
by: Anonymous

I have had run ins with the person using these doctors pics. He first contacted me back several months ago by the name of Robert Amorrison and just a few days ago someone contacted me using the same pics and using the name Claudius Emerson but says most people call him Greg or Walker.

He's saying he's a civil engineer but not on a rig with a construction company in Scotland.
I found this doctors name on IG OP.Dr.Kerem Bikmaz. This MD has written a book, he does podcast & talk shows. He's a neurosurgeon in Turkey I believe.

Anyway I sent this guy all links and pics of this doc and he is insisting that his IG was hacked. While looking on the reverse image place I found another IG acct by the name of William Moran but he is sticking with his acct was hacked.

He must take me for a fool.

He wants to do a blood oath with me of course I won't but what the hell does that mean?

Beware ladies this guy is ignorant and thinks you are too. Run as fast as you can!

Apr 22, 2020
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Skype
by: Anonymous

I would love to understand how someone could fake Skype IN REAL TIME AND CARRYING ON A CONVERSATION! The only thing I could suggest is some way they are getting the mouth to move. If possible on Skype I would give them directions like stand up, turn around, put a hat on your head or something and see if they can do that.

I'm sure if they're using a still pic somehow or video with moving lips, they would not be able to follow through with these other commands??

Apr 22, 2020
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Pictures
by: Anonymous

If anyone gets a request from someone in the military and they are getting scammed more than likely their picture was stolen and is being used by a scammer

Apr 22, 2020
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The innocent face
by: Anonymous

To the person who wrote:

"How do you go about finding the man in the picture that the scammers post? Clearly, they have no idea their pictures are being used."

I spent two years looking for the face that was used in my scam. I found him in Georgia. I reached out to him via phone, facebook and email. NO RESPONSE! I am most concerned that his kids pictures are out there on the internet being used to help scam people.

I have also gone to my police department as well as his. Honestly, no one wants to get involved in this sort of crime.

Just an FYI, my scam went on for two years. We spoke on the phone daily, emailed, texted and skyped. I wonder how the scammers pull off skyping? That kept me believing. I actually saw him speaking to me.

Turns out that was a scam too.

Apr 22, 2020
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Dr Henderson
by: Anonymous

Dr says call him Henderson. Talked for a whole month and only today to be asked to pay an agent some money to get his money.

Email is darylfrost12@gmail.com

When I said I had no money, he had no time. Says his wife left him for his best friend & has a son.

Apr 22, 2020
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Nathan Davis
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been approached by nathan davis -- son [ owen]

Apr 21, 2020
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Check this exhaustive list of scams
by: Anonymous

https://www.comparitech.com/vpn/avoiding-common-scams-schemes/

Apr 21, 2020
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Paul holbrook is also Chris Wilson
by: Anonymous

This same guy I met him and he was very romantic and sweet, 58 and his birthday he said is on April 28. He also said that he is retiring soon, and he told me the same crap that he was coming to see me soon. We spoke for 3 weeks when he finally came out with the questions about money.

He wanted me to give him 7500 dollars so he could finish his project on the rig, because he wanted to return his equipment that he does not need anymore and the company who loaned the equipment wanted 50% percent of the payment which he did not have. He said he lived in Illinois. He has a 12 year old daughter name Sarah that lives with her aunts. His wife passed away, and he got re-married and the new wife slept with his best friend.

The guy sent pictures of himself and he is a good looking man, but unfortunately those are not his pictures. I found the owner of those pictures and I am sure the poor guy does not know. This thief is using his profile to conquer weak woman and reap money off them.

Just be careful, I think this is the same guy who many times has gone on different sites to chase and prey on woman feelings, to get money out of them.

Apr 21, 2020
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Mike Scott
by: Anonymous

Please pull away from this man as soon as possible. Do not accept any package from him or no doubt you will be his money mule and will get in Big Trouble with the Feds.

Yes it is illegal. If they check it you are the one to be arrested not him. Pull away while you can. Just concerned. Been there done that.

Apr 21, 2020
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Oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

How do you go about finding the man in the picture that the scammers post? Clearly, they have no idea their pictures are being used.

Apr 21, 2020
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Paul Holbrook
by: Anonymous

Just got out of this scam when I searched for his photo on Google and found that he'd stolen it. He was very handsome, clever and very romantic. I couldn't believe it - and I shouldn't have. He says he's an engineer on an oil platform in the Gulf. Wife died 5 years ago, daughter in college in England. Retiring soon.

So - beware! I fell for his romantic patter (he fell in love with me way too soon!). Never asked for money and was coming to see me in 3 weeks or so. All too good to be true.

Please don't fall for this. It's heartbreaking. And a waste of many hours, in my case.

Apr 21, 2020
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Kendric scott
by: Anonymous

Search further down and see that this name has been mentioned MANY times before as a scammer.

Admin: is there a way someone can search prior for a particular text, as in someone's name? Thx

ED: Yes you can use a function called Sitesearch to search the whole site for names, etc. On the homepage it is the second choice in the drop down list under the "Welcome" tab.

Here is the link to it:

https://www.watchforscams.com/sitesearch.html


Apr 21, 2020
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Blood oath
by: Anonymous

Many in africa use a blood oath in certain circumstances. It involves witchcraft which I could assure you is a very real thing! Many of my friends are and have been missionaries to some of these third world countries and can attest to the power of this stuff, myself included. To the person that did the blood oath, you need to renounce it in Jesus Christ name and declare that it has no power in your life.

If needed to go a church that deals in deliverance ministry to get set free.

Apr 21, 2020
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Hungarian oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

So Im here again to warn you ladies don't do it!
In feb a lady on here mentioned a colin jussie coyne and everything else hit the spot and because it I managed to tell the same man.
He was extremely good and photos were omg amazing and a video Im still working out how he did it but I did a google reverse image today on his photos and shows a russian presenter !!! So hes stolen all this guys photos off instagram and then changed the name and story!!!

My gut was right and to the lady on here posting back in feb thank you !!!

Apr 21, 2020
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information
by: Anonymous

WHY WOULD MEN ASK FOR A BLOOD OATH. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?

Apr 21, 2020
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scammer
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a guy with the name of kendricscott a real nice man who says he is 57 years old, has something to do with petroleum and just got a contract. He says he lives in Wisconsin. He has a 18 year old daughter so please if you have heard of him let me know. He has not asked me for anything and he sent me pictures and a video where he was on the beach. A nice looking guy

Apr 21, 2020
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Dont get fished in
by: Anonymous

2 WEEKS AGO I BEGAN CHATTING WITH JAMES RYAN AND EVEN DID A BACKGROUND CHECK BUT NO BAD INFO BUT, THIS MORNING HE MESSAGED ASKING ME TO CONNECT HIM WITH MY HOME CABLE SERVICE AND I ASKED HIM WHY AND HE SAID THE RECEPTION IS VERY BAD WHERE HE IS ON A RIG IN THE GULF AND HE NEEDS GOOD RECEPTION TO DO HIS WORK AND TO CHAT WITH ME

I POLITY REFUSED AND TOLD HIM I DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFO. HE WAS [IS] VERY ANNOYED AND HE ALSO SAID WE HAVE BEEN TALKING FOR MONTHS AND BY NOW I SHOULD BE TRUSTING HIM. I REMINDED HIM WE HAVE BEEN CHATTING MAYBE 2 WEEKS AND ITS NOT ME HES BEEN TALKING TO FOR MONTHS. HIS NAME IS JAUMES RYAN, GMAIL IS jr2087124, has white hair grey beard, 58 years old, daughter Wendy living in south Carolina with his mom, and hes in Alabama on a rig as a contractor and diver

Apr 21, 2020
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Wayne Palmer
by: Anonymous

Please please please be on the look out for a supposed Engineer on a rig in New Mexico. Goes by the name of Wayne Palmer age 52. Birthday June 15th. Supposedly has 1 daughter in a boarding school in Texas although he states he lives in Michigan. professed undying love, wanted to make me his wife, etc., etc. but couldn't call, couldn't make video calls.

Even got me to talk to his "sister" who was as convincing as he was. I fell for it for a month - was ready to walk away from my life, my family, my home etc to set up with him is the USA but a friend emailed me photos that she'd found of him under the name of a turkish doctor - Kerem something. Amazing looking guy with an equally amazing talent for scamming. Further confirmed when he then asked me for money and scooted around answering my questions about his daughter, his home, why he couldn't call, could never send recent photos (because his computer had fried apparently!!).

PLEASE BEWARE- this guy is VERY VERY good at what he does

Apr 21, 2020
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Contact details Mason Spielberg
by: Anonymous

Further to my comments on Mason Spielberg he has today said he was working on research (oil rig construction engineer) and he asked what city in the UK I lived and he would love my mobile telephone number.

We talk on hangouts, why would he want this info. I have refused this info.

Apr 21, 2020
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chung wu
by: Anonymous

There's this guy Named Chung Wu who introduced himself in Instagram. I'm actually not interested in him but since he started talking to me then we started talking. I answer all his inquiries then one day he confesses his love for me and he says his wife died due to car accident and with one child who is in the USA.

Actually he is working as an engineer in Eni Spa oil company. Lots of talking. Then one day he is telling me how much he invested in that company and his project will soon be finished and he is actually almost done after 1 week yesterday. He suddenly messaged me and told me that he is in need of 5000 because there is an incident that happened on the site.

I told him that since the accident happened in duty hours the company is the one liable for that incident and that he keeps on saying that the doctor doesn't want to help him because he has no money at all.

I started doubting him and I explained very clearly that since it happened in your duty hours they should be the one responsible for that. Actually he got mad and was stating that I dont love him anymore. Actually I didnt love him in the first place. It is important for every one to be Smart and think wisely before sending money.

If in doubt never ever trust anyone on a social media site as not everyone is real. I actually messaged the company and Im still waiting for their response to my inquiries.

Apr 21, 2020
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Do you know these names?
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been in contact with Mike Andy or Claudius Emerson but says most people call him Greg or Walker (because he looks so much like his grandpa). I know for sure that Mike Andy is a scammer but not sure about the second one.

He seems sincere and says he will not ever ask me for a dime. It is most likely a scammer so wanted to know if any of you had encountered them?

Apr 20, 2020
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Re: Mike Scott
by: Anonymous

Perfect example of setting you up to pay out money to him or become his mule. STAND DOWN!! Read the stories here.


Apr 20, 2020
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Mike Scott
by: Anonymous

Girl run!! DO NOT DO ANYTHING FOR THIS PERSON. He’s going to have you going to jail. I’m so annoyed at these people playing on our emotions. They have it in their mind that we’ll do anything for their so called love. Ugh. This is ridiculous.

You need to block him quickly. He sounds like a mad man. But he actually thinks that YOU WILL DO IT. Please don’t. I can’t believe that lying letter (eye roll). Talking about fiancé.

Girl block him!!

Apr 20, 2020
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Response to Michael Scott
by: Anonymous

The Security Company will ask you to pay for the number of months this Security consignment box was held by them before SC could deliver the box to you. They accept 50%.payment in order to deliver the box to you. I.e. 4 years x the fee per year

Apr 20, 2020
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mike scott
by: Anonymous

Block and dont look back its complete BS. Our sister saying she had similar. Dont even think about doing anything for a man you've never met and wasting your time and energy on! Please save your sanity!

Look at his writing there are red flags all over this so do not ignore please!!!! The longer you stay, the harder it is!

You will never change these people ever !

Apr 20, 2020
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Mike Scott add’l information
by: Anonymous

So he wanted me to email the company: support@steelsafetysecurity.com and inquire how I am supposed to get his package sent to me. And then he’s going to pick it up. He even wrote it out for me! And I just became his finance too, (which Is news to me)

Hello Sir / Ma’am Good day,

I am the fiancee of Mr. Mike Scott. My name is Xxxx and I'm from the United States.

I'm contacting your Security Company on behalf of Mr. Mike Scott in respect of his Parcel No. 2018/3001744, which was deposited in your Security Company in
China in 2018 and I would like for your Company to deliver this Parcel to my residence at ... (USA).

Could you please inform me what the necessary requirements are in order for me to receive this Parcel on behalf of my fiancee Mr. Mike Scott.

Please reply back to me as soon as possible.

Thank you,

So what is his angle? Am I doing something illegal? Am I going to have to "Pay" for this package to be delivered to me, and it never shows up. Does the $ go to him?

Apr 20, 2020
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Independent contractor
by: Anonymous

Yes the independent contractor thing was used on me too for a bunch of money. Also if they tell you to send a package with iPhones etc to a weird address and not their supposed company address be aware!! The guy that scammed me told me to send via FedEx to adlove shipping in Houston Texas.

I decided to send initially via United States Postal Service and it got returned to me and I thought it was strange. He said they don't accept from the post office and I thought that was the weirdest thing I ever heard. But I didn't know any better so I went with it and sent via FedEx.

That place is a scam Center for Nigerians. I did some upfront checking with that company and really didn't see an issue with it. Afterwards I did a little more checking and other people reporting it also.

Be careful folks

Apr 20, 2020
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Be careful
by: Anonymous

Ive had another today on linkedin but aware straight away with lack of language and abbreviation, so i blocked and reported.

This one was easy as the last one was an engineer who was very clever and realistic apart from a gut feeling.

56 years and its not let me down yet!

Apr 20, 2020
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Mike Scott
by: Anonymous

Ok so this is the message I just got:

I once had a contract in China 🇨🇳 which I was paid some cash but couldn't go out of the country with it my love. I had to buy some few gold then deposited the balance cash together with the gold and some of my important documents with a security company in China 🇨🇳. Got a mail from the company today that they are closing down the company that I should come over and claim my package babe.

So what’s he going to ask me to do???


Apr 20, 2020
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Maxwell Qunintin
by: Anonymous

Same identical scammer story that got me for 15,000.00

Dont fall for it!

Apr 20, 2020
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Maxwell Quintin
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Those are red flags alright, especially the "getting the contract" part. What established oil company gives contracts to oil engineers? I've never heard of oil rig engineers bidding for a contract.

The other red flag is the "caught girlfriend in bed with best friend" sounds familiar, too.

Block him and run.


Apr 20, 2020
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Reuben S. From ScrabbleGo
by: Anonymous

I figured this guy was a scammer right from the start. He’s a white, bald guy from Poland but living in Tampa, Florida, named Reuben S and he is a drilling engineer self-employed contractor. He is divorced and has a 14 year old son named Kelvin who lives in Poland.

I believe he had another name on the online game which is Samual S. Almost the same story under this name.

Be careful ladies!

Apr 20, 2020
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Maxwell Quintin
by: Anonymous

Scammer named Maxwell Quintin. Professed love and soulmates within 2 wks of meeting online. Obtained oil rig contract $17,000.00 from Exxon Mobil. Sequestered as "boss" on rig for 5 months. Born in Poland. Lived in UK and Weatherford, TX.

Found girlfriend in bed with his best friend. Loves coffee. Asked for iPhone replacement as his phone got water damaged. Also requested Walmart gift cards and iTune gift cards.

Son and daughter, Kelvin and Lisa in school in the UK (engineering and accounting, respectfully).

Apr 19, 2020
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Engineer
by: Anonymous

It's interesting to note that most scammers I've run across are all engineers. I'm an engineer myself and I KNOW there aren't that many in that career as are showing up on these dating sites.

I thought they use that because engineers are known to take in a good salary and could be looked at as good financial providers.

Another warning sign

Apr 19, 2020
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PROTECT YOURSELF
by: Anonymous

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DATING AND ROMANCE SCAMS.

ALWAYS consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam, particularly if the warning signs listed above appear.

TALK to an independent friend, relative or fair trading agency before you send any money.

THINK twice before sending money to someone you have only recently met online or haven’t met in person.

NEVER give credit card or online account details to anyone by email.

BE very careful about how much personal information you share on social network sites.

IF you agree to meet in person, tell family and friends where you are going. If this includes overseas travel, consider carefully the advice on smarttraveller.gov.au before making any plans.

WHERE possible, avoid any arrangement with a stranger that asks for upfront payment via money order, wire transfer or international funds transfer.

IF you think you have provided your account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately.

MONEY laundering is a criminal offence: do not agree to transfer money for someone else.

REPORT SCAMS If you think you’ve spotted a scam, report a scam to SCAMwatch or contact the ACCC on 1300 795 995.

SOURCE: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission SCAMwatch

Apr 19, 2020
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Mason Spielberg
by: Anonymous

I think I may be scammed by a guy called Mason Spielberg who once used fake pics of Stephen Niese but finally owned up, but still not sure about him. There is a name of a bank connection to Monza bank called Rhona Mary Holbrook.

He is 55 plus, says he is a marine engineer with a 23 year old daughter Anna, he has graying hair, used to have beard but shaved off. First contact was wwfriends

Apr 19, 2020
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Clinton owen
by: Anonymous

I saw a comment about this guy on April 15th. His real name is Clinton oge. He is Nigerian. He swooped me off my feet with a beautiful picture (stolen) from an actor in North Carolina. He told me the exact same story about wife dying at childbirth. And having a 14 year old. Only it was a girl when we talked.

First of all I’m a nurse and really no one dies giving birth unless you’re in a third world country. He also made me do a blood oath which is why I’m writing this. Once he was backed in a corner and received $900 and I started connecting the dots he told me he wasn’t Alberto Martins.

He said he wasn’t 57 he was 32 and lived in delta Nigeria. English bad. Poetry by the tons. Copy pasted plenty of sayings. He wanted me to sell my house and give him 380k!!!!! The blood oath is how I know it’s the same guy. Wants you to prick your finger and take a picture. He broke my heart. We continued to talk so I could fix him! Lol.

Told him he was evil and to get a real job. He said he wasn’t going to scam anymore. That was in January. Well it’s the same guy and he’s masterful at manipulating.

Apr 19, 2020
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Alaye Kilowa
by: Biggles777

Hello

I've noticed this a lot more frequently, I am talking to Nigerians and they use slang. If you see either of the following words chances are you are not talking to anyone but a Nigerian.

Alaye kilowa

Usually it is both, sometimes just the first, roughly translated it is similar to an American using the term Oh My Gosh or OMG

Apr 18, 2020
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I Have My Own Austin Wagne reference
by: Anonymous

It sounds like the same old same old. Oh I normally don't do things this way. LinkedIn isn't a dating site but yet he's using it as that, even though he's telling you he won't use it as that. I like to get to know you. I'm being honest here is my information etc etc. the wording is always the same. I don't do things like this but you seem special to me, so I'm taking that chance.

On and on on... they ALL sound the same!

Apr 18, 2020
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Ethan James follow up
by: TruthSeeker

1. Is there somewhere within this site that lists sites to use for reporting?
I found somewhere for tax scams in US, and will use that, and well as an Aus site.

2. I used a mixture of transfer methods: Transfer Wise with bank transfer, direct bank transfer to Australian accounts (name Kay McKenzie), and credit card with Transfer Wise.

3. I am thinking of starting a podcast about scamming... I'd anyone is interested you contact me on Twitter using bronfoth
This has to be discussed more.

Apr 18, 2020
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Mike Scott reference
by: Anonymous

Bitcoin is a major red flag. The guy that scammed me was trying to get me to use Bitcoin because there is no way to trace any of it. Most of these ones that want Bitcoin are from Nigeria. Also the guy that scammed me sent me flowers.

Well I sure paid a lot for those flowers. He had contacts within the United States also that I'm aware of and probably used them to get the flowers to me.

Don't fall for ANY of it.

Apr 18, 2020
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Ethan James again by Truthseeker
by: Anonymous

So sorry you had to go through what you did. I lost a bunch of money to but because I used my credit card through PayPal I was able to at least get that much of it back. If you use the credit card you might be able to retrieve some of it.

I did another one through a wire transfer which I was not able to get any of that money back. I'm 62 and disabled and haven't worked in over 20 years. He knew that up front and it still didn't make a difference. These people are sick in their souls
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Apr 18, 2020
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Mike Scott video chat etc
by: Anonymous

I can guarantee you 100% he's a scammer no matter video chat or not. Everything has red flags. When you really think about it when you're just new in a relationship or a few months into a relationship why would anyone be asking for thousands of dollars from someone they supposedly love??

It doesn't make any sense. The guy that scammed me was using the same religion as I was. He was sending me music and poetic writings which I found afterwards we're just templates they were getting off of their own scam websites. Try to put in some of those poetic writings of his and see if it doesn't come back with already being out on the net.

I had the same thing such and such is broken and I am a contractor and have to pay out of my own pocket. I really shouldn't be using my phone only for such and such business and I'm risking everything. Same old story I was told after I lost a bunch of money.

He said it would only be a loan and he never did pay me back. Come to find out he's a young person from Nigeria. They were many ways I found out and it was verified. Stay clear. Even though you saw him on video chat it still doesn't mean he isn't scamming you. Also if the video chat wasn't coming through clearly enough you might not have been seeing things clearly.

Apr 18, 2020
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I Have My Own Austin Wagner
by: Bleu

He emailed me, and said he saw my Linkedin Profile. Here are his recycled words:


"I read your profile on linked-in and you caught my eye,I am interested in communicating more and sharing more about me with you and hope to learn more about you too that is if you are single and interested in communicating further.This is all new for me, it is the first time i would ever go against protocol of doing business only on the Linked-in website. I do believe everything is possible if we put our mind and heart together just like i believe that good things can be found in the least places and when we least expect .I do not just give out my personal details like email or phone numbers to people on linked-in or off it, but i am willing to make a compromise to communicate with you so here am i emailing you off the site because i really wanted to touch base with you.

I am interested in communicating more this is me being honest .I hope no offence is taken , i understand the medium is a business networking medium and not a dating or social networking website and i don't intend to use it for one .I will wait for your response soon hopefully, mean while my profile on linked-in is on my name AUSTIN WAGNER .You should check me out and let me know what you think. I have no picture on my profile so i am sending you couple of recent pictures too just so you know what i look like.
Warm Regards,
Austin Wagner"

Apr 18, 2020
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To anyone second guessing
by: Anonymous

They are Con Men !!!!! Please block and move on. You know who they are and if its not sitting well
with you there is a reason, so dont delay and do the best thing for your own mental well being !!

Move on and Block.

Apr 18, 2020
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William Howard
by: Biggles777

Hello

William Howard is on WWF and is a scammer. He is selective and very different from others. Talks on the game for some time and tells his story.

52 from Germany, now from Michigan no one close as all have died with one kid. Oil engineer on contract in Gulf of Mexico. He chooses who he will scam. Thinks women are daft and don't know what Hangouts is. Asks for your address and refuses his. Takes 2 days to get it from him.

He accepts, then you receive 3 different invitations. Him and 2 others. One with same last name. The 2 others say they are from the game and it has been awhile you've forgotten them. They send pictures as does William. It is a changed image from his WWF profile and one used by scammers. It is the same man or maybe an associate.

William then shows a great interest in who you talk to on the app. Time and again you answer the same questions. He also is obsessed with your online status. Almost every 2nd or 3rd message is you're not showing online, change your setting to show online, why aren't you showing online.

I refused to show online and he goes quiet. The other 2 then start messaging you. Both send scam images. William didn't like what I said so off he went.

Name on game Williamhoward660

Email: williamhowrd660@gmail.com

Apr 18, 2020
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Re: Mike Scott
by: Anonymous

They have the ability to look like other people. This sounds like the same guy that talked to me. He did a live Vedic chat with me. The man in the pictures he sent me and was in the Vedic chat were images of Steve Shermett. The only way he is responsible for a crane part is if he owns the crane.

Be careful he also has a fake online account that looks real. PLEASE BE CAREFUL as the site put a virus on my phone.

Apr 18, 2020
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Ethan James again
by: TruthSeeker

Nothing nasty. I was not able to confirm anything he said was lies despite ringing consulate in Dubai. My final step was ringing US consulate. His response made me stop.

This guy is very good. He had someone else working with him as a "lawyer". It was elaborate. Aus embassy in Dubai said one of the best scams they had seen in a long time. The major clue was his website.

He did not have kids. Def had a US accent, and I believe he is in fact a widow. I'll be doing my best to report him as I have IP addresses for him that are traceable after setting up traps. I'm really angry. He won me over which is not easy. And the coronavirus is working in these scammers' favour.

I don't have a lot of financial resources and he conned me into loaning him substantial sums of money. Wish me luck even though I know there's pretty much no chance of getting it back. 😩. If not, I'll survive, just minus my savings for the future, and being 45 and without earning capacity, that makes me really sad.

Cheers.

Apr 18, 2020
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Mike Scott
by: Anonymous

Approached me on Instagram. I messaged him back. He wanted to go to Hangouts which I never heard of before, so I downloaded it. Claims he was the same religion as me, looking for someone to share his life with. Saying all the right things. Said he loved me very fast.

Said he worked on a oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. As a chemical engineer I told him I wanted to video chat because I didn’t quite trust him. He did manage to video chat with me. He looked like his pictures. But the internet was glitching and he cut out. I could see he was in the ocean and it appeared that he was on some sort of rig.

He claims he can’t talk to me because of security reasons and he risked a lot to show me he was real. He has no cell phone as they are not allowed. He asked me for amazon cards about 1 week into talking. And I thought this was extremely odd. Against my better judgment I did give him $100. He wanted it for movies and music because the card he had on the rig was only good for paying his "bills" not purchasing things.

The next week he asked for another one. I made up an excuse saying I didn’t have the money right now. He claimed he didn’t use up his card yet, but he didn’t want it to get to 0.00. Now we’ve been talking 1 month and it’s getting serious. Telling me I’m his one and only. My queen, future wife. Sending me songs and poetic sayings. He wanted my address, and supposedly sent me a present.

But it hasn’t shown up yet. It’s been a week since he told me it was supposed to be there. He was quiet for 2 days and then finally messaged me saying he needed 2k, because the crane is broken and all he has is 10k and his assistant gave him 3k. He needs it for the parts on the crane. He claims because he signed the contract he is responsible for the parts and labor.

I googled it and from what I saw, it seemed like he was telling the truth. I told him that 2k was a lot and I didn’t have it. Besides how would I get it to him. He wanted me to used Abra and purchase bitcoins which sounds extremely sketchy. My radar is going off like crazy. He claims he will be done with his contract in June and he wants to come visit me. But at the same time, I did see him on video chat?

So is he legit or a scammer?

Apr 18, 2020
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Habert
by: OZK

BE AWARE!!!
Nigeria, Turkey in Houston tx.; They're everywhere
MONICA ONYEBUCHI OKPANI,
UCHENNA UDOKA AKAOGU,
CHUKWUDI GABRIEL UCHE.
goldlogisticscourier.com
Habert Keri: habertkeri08@gmail.com
+1 (281) 595-9018 WhatsApp Active!!!
+1 (346) 200-2129 Telegram @habert30
+1 (832)947-5230 Suspended

Apr 18, 2020
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Ethan James
by: Anonymous

This guy sounds exactly like the one I was talking to for over four months. He doesn't care about anybody but himself and he's very hurtful, very degrading and demeaning when he doesn't get his way, so walk away as my heart is still healing .

Let your heart begin to heal.

Apr 18, 2020
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Ethan James
by: Anonymous

Thanks for warning, but too late for me.
😭

Apr 18, 2020
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Raymond martinez
by: Anonymous

If anyone hears this name Raymond Martinez please don't talk to him. He is a scammer. He tried to scam me but I didn't get him no money. Thank God. Please ladies be very careful.

Good luck ladies.

Apr 18, 2020
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Ethan James
by: Anonymous

I met him on Our Time. He asked that I email him since he was cancelling his subscription. After a couple of emails he wanted to chat on Skype. He was not ready to give out his phone number due to a bad experience with a crazy woman who turned out to still be married and was stalking him and calling him from different phone numbers.

He was an engineer from Australia, previously worked for Shell then started own company. He was a widower whose wife passed away from cancer five years ago. They had no children due to 3 miscarriages. He settled in Houston , Texas for a new start. His best friend Johnny lived here. He was sweet and flirtatious.

We hit off immediately. We seemed to have so much in common. The caronavirus was keeping us apart but he was not ready to go beyond chatting. He finally agreed to meet in person then he went silent for a couple of days. He messaged that he got called to the oil rig where he has done contract work. There was a leak that had to be fixed so he could get paid.

I immediately began researching him and couldn’t find any information about him. The night club that was his favorite hot spot had been closed since December 2019 but he apparently was not aware since that was going to be our first official date.

I then found this site and my suspicions were confirmed. It was a scam. I confronted him about it and he was upset that I did not give him the benefit of the doubt. I asked that he prove he was real. He insisted he had nothing to prove. We said good night.

The next day I sent him Brad Paisley’s song Online lol. It felt good to laugh but it was heart-breaking. If you see this name do not respond!

Apr 18, 2020
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They are still out there looking for victims
by: Anonymous

I added someone called David on Facebook. Should never add a stranger and give personal info. David is living in San Jose California and currently working in Turkey as a Rig engineer. He is 52 years old widower with a 9 years old daughter Ann. Poor broken English and no video or audio calls on the Rig due to safety.

Love right away and promise to visit one day. Not any pictures with the Rig together. Poorly Photoshopped one after I confront him.

Thanks God I found this website. I blocked him right away. Hope more people will see this and be aware of such scams.

Apr 17, 2020
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Vigilance is the key
by: DB

There are some new catfish evolving, who arent as easy to spot, so be vigilant and soon as you get that feeling something isnt right block and dont look back!

If we all do this then hopefully we can put an end to their scams. Do not think you can change them as they are not interested in you one bit, remember that !

Apr 17, 2020
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MILITARY SCAM
by: Anonymous

His name is Anthony Kruger. He is in the Military and said he is in the Peace keeping force in Yemen. Said he has diamonds that is in Kabul and is not safe there anymore. He wanted to send the diamonds to me for save keeping. I needed to pay the courier service money of $1520,00.

When I refused to pay it, he started getting nasty and threatening me. I immediately blocked him.

Apr 16, 2020
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Brian Chandler
by: Anonymous

He is at it again, this time on Dice with Buddies. He kept saying hi and finally I said hello, went through where we were from and right away wanted to go off-site and go to hang-outs. I agreed and talked for a couple of weeks.

Yes, he fell in love right away. He said he was on an oil rig in Aberdeen, Scotland and a machine broke down and needed money. He said he was from LaCrosse Wisconsin, widowed and a 9-year-old.

I started searching for oil-rig scammers and came across this site and someone commented on his name in 2014 & 2015. I did not give him any chance to explain, I just stopped replying. It is really sad that they screw with so many people. It is the heart that takes the hit first and then the bank account if you really believe.

Thankfully I was lucky, just a bruised heart :(.

Thank you for creating this site, it saved me because he is very believable.

ED: You are welcome. I am so glad it provided some help for you, although sorry it didn't prevent the bruised heart :-(

Apr 16, 2020
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Christopher Wilson update
by: Anonymous

As I explained in another post I met this man in words with friends, and finally he came forward asking for money. All the pictures he gave me were pulled from the internet. None of those were his or real. He wanted me to give him $7500 dollars which did not happen and when he saw that he was not getting his way, he started insulting me and got upset and blocked me from hangout.

He prefer hangout over other apps. The guy was sweet and nice until I said "no" money will be given to him.

His email wilsonchris123000@gmail.com

Be careful ladies and do not share information or give money away, be strong and say no.

Apr 16, 2020
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Working to catch these scammers
by: Biggles777

Hello

"Does anyone know of a way to actually work with law enforcement even on a voluntary level, to catch these crooks? I mean like a regular steady job even if having to go undercover on the net?"

In my country there is no volunteer level. Might be elsewhere. Scroll down this thread and see the NYT article. It is quite disturbing, they went to great lengths to expose "Chris" for who he was and did just that all the way to Nigeria. What happened? Nothing.

Here the law will only direct you to a website to report if no money is taken. So the best thing to do is line yourself up to be a mule or launder money. Of course you don't do that, you expose your real name but you take their money and stop someone from losing it. The law listens to that and take the money. But it should not be for citizens to do that.

I think community participation on a site like this is about the best possible. Look at what the Editor wrote a few posts up. He has created a safe environment for victims and others to learn while keeping the undesirables away.

We all know the scammers come here. I figure the law do to from time to time.

Apr 16, 2020
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Does it take a little while for comments to appear?
by: TruthSeeker

Does it take a little while for comments to appear?

ED: Comments and submissions usually appear the same day they are submitted, except when the website is undergoing maintenance. They are screened to take out offensive language, derogatory or humiliating comments from Internet trolls, spam, advertising, and potential scammers. That is the reason they don't appear instantly.

Apr 16, 2020
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The Good Liar
by: Anonymous

I thankfully didn't have any length of time invested with a so called Stefan Fountain as I had deep suspicions about him on his first contact. I've posted two histories in past writings - titled "Spanish accent"

But here's a fun part that a lot of us that watch movies might enjoy.

I just finished watching The Good Liar with Helen Mirane in the leading role. It's about the life of a con artist who gets his just rewards in the end. It's intriguing, and gave me a sense of satisfaction because rarely if at all, will one of these despicable people ever be caught and punished.

In this movie he meets his match and finally knows what it feels like to be betrayed.

I rented it on Netflix so hopefully any of you that think they might enjoy this intellectual movie with a happy ending can watch it.

Strength in accurate information and all of us spreading the word that crooks out there are intent on taking our joy - the more we share and continue to be aware the better we shall be and thrive.

Let's do our best to put them out of the con artist business !

Apr 15, 2020
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Widower Engineer from Texas relocated to Australia
by: truthseeker

Went to Dubai just before we were to meet. Coronavirus hit two days later - and of course now I can't tell if anything is legitimate. He has a lawyer working with him as well. Has anyone had a lawyer involved?

Anyone looked at a website that hasn't been quite right? What about using Skype for communication. DEFINITELY AMERICAN. Strong US accent.

Apr 15, 2020
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Working to catch these scammers
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know of a way to actually work with law enforcement even on a voluntary level, to catch these crooks? I mean like a regular steady job even if having to go undercover on the net?

Apr 15, 2020
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Hendrick G
by: Anonymous

He’s the same one I’m talking to also except his name is Daniel and he told me he’s in NYC, wife died 5 years ago, 14 year old son named Richard.
He says he’s a geologist and biding for a contract in California.

I have spoken to him on the WhatsApp phone, he’s a young Nigerian, sounds about 25 or 26 but told me he is 63. Fell madly in love with me and will marry me if he wins this contract.

He’s a scammer, get rid of him.

Apr 15, 2020
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Scam blood oath
by: Anonymous

Get out now before it gets worse! I cancel that blood oath in the name of Jesus. No weapon formed AGAINST her shall prosper. Don't let fear hold you back.

Get out now before it goes further and you have more to regret! Lord send her your peace.

Apr 15, 2020
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Hendrick G
by: Anonymous

Sounds very similar to the thread below. Met him a week ago in Words with friends. He Started chatting almost immediately. He said he was a geologist from Denmark working in Cyprus where he is now but based in LA prior to lockdown and that he had his heart broken 5 years ago. He wanted to know my marital status.

He is using a nice photo of a guy in his late 40s on a plane seat with nice spectacles. He got very warm very quickly and asked me to meet him on hangout so he could send love emojis! Having never heard of hangout - I suggested Facebook but he wouldn’t give me his Facebook name and asked me for my name.

I haven’t given it to him. I said I’d prefer to have his profile first and he never replied about that. There doesn’t seem to be a hendrick G on Facebook with his photo. Luckily I had a bad vibe and am not interested in long distance love affairs so he doesn’t know my surname or anything or my email address. Phew!

When I said I wasn’t interested in long distance he said he was someone who would move mountains for the one he loved. I’m still in the middle of 2 word games with him and he has started about 6 other games with me which I haven’t accepted.

Should I try and block him or just play cool and hopefully he’ll disappear??? Beware of hendrick the danish geologist in Cyprus!!

I suspect he uses a programme to choose his words. He mostly does 7 letter words!!

Apr 15, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

I've been speaking to a man on the rigs by the name of Clinton Owen. Lost his wife giving birth to son Scott 14 years ago working in Alaska. We have been getting on great and he has not asked for money but did want a card for his sons X box.

As we have been getting on so well he tells me he loves me and he will move from the states to be with me in England and we even did a blood oath over the phone but now I have my doubts but if I delete him now after doing a blood oath will bad things happen to me or my family or does the blood oath not count as we didn't exchange


Apr 15, 2020
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Habert Keri
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone, I hope this message helps someone in the future!

goldLogisticscourier.com
Habert Keri, 41 very sweet, kindness and spiritual
+1 (281) 595-9018

Works in Chevron, half Dutch and half American, 6 years living in Houston Texas, Daughter 10 years old called Alice, lives in London, and has a French bulldog (Bailey) +1 (281) 595-9018

goldLogisticscourier.com is supposed to send money in a luggage with personal stuffs for him and then you have to pay around 10.000,00€ in taxes because of that money in multiple TURKISH bank accounts.

His luggage has money. I have found also he has talking with someone else, here is her text.

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Swindler
By: Anonymous

Steven, 40, Cancer, Houston, Chevron, Consultant Engineer, 10 yrs old daughter without name, lives in London, still living in Houston for over 3 yrs, has French Bulldog named Bailey, wants serious relationship, marriage, and only wanted to text on WhatsApp: +1 (281) 595-9018.

The number: 832-947-5230 is now suspended, he said it's because some crazy lady stalked him in fb and keep calling/texting him

Apr 15, 2020
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Oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

My mother (widowed) is talking to so called James Dickson. Said wife died of cancer & has 17 year old daughter. He’s on an oil rig & invited her to google chats while playing words with friends!

He is BS and I’m upset at him taking advantage of my moms sweet heart. I brought this to her attention. She was definitely falling for him.



Apr 15, 2020
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Dear John
by: Anonymous

I need help. I’m trying to find the man behind the REAL man in the picture that a scammer used. I’ve been reading the posts and it looks like a lot of you have located the picture your scammer used.

How did you do it??? Everything I’ve tried I keep coming up empty.

Thank you.

Apr 14, 2020
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Scammers from Scrabble Go app
by: Anonymous

Oil rig worker called Eric Green widowed and in Sweden at the moment so he says tried to get me to pay $1500 so he could send me $100,000 (I didn’t) lol

Military doctor James Henry/Williams widowed and saying has a young son, asked for $1500 to leave Israel to come to the UK!

Anyone come across these two?

Apr 14, 2020
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Read this story
by: Anonymous

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/28/technology/facebook-military-scam.html

Apr 14, 2020
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Scammer?
by: Anonymous

Anyone know Richard Lawson? In Oslo on Norway and he’s a marine engineer.

Apr 14, 2020
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Sending a box
by: Anonymous

My scammer asked me to send him a box of things and send it to Adlove shipping in Houston Texas. I checked them out and they were legitimate but I should have looked further. Someone posted that it's a Nigerian delivery store used by scammers 2 ship boxes to them under the radar so to speak.

It was funny because I tried shipping it by USPS and they said it was not deliverable. The box was sent back to me. I never heard of that before so the scammer told me again to send it by FedEx. For some reason they accept FedEx boxes and not UPS boxes.

Does anyone know what that's all about??


Apr 14, 2020
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Mmmmm lowest of the low
by: Anonymous

Well anyone whos on here has had an experience with someone who isnt who they say they are!
Works on oil rig, wife died of cancer, etc etc etc.

All I will say is I'm one step ahead because I listened to you guys, and saw a post in Feb about a so called oil rig worker who was from Hungary originally, daughter living their with mum, wife demised? Who puts that? Demised. Lives in Windsor oh Eton to be precise.

The lady only put he was intense and she felt he was a con well same here and I went with that gut feeling as I was bored of the BS as it wasnt fun.
Now if I hadn't have seen that ladies post it might have taken longer but I had and all the pieces fit so blocked and reported but not before told him to crawl back under the rock he came from!

Please keep posting and look out for someone who is to good to be true !!!!!

Apr 14, 2020
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MARK WILLIAMS
by: Anonymous

HI TO ALL OF YOU HERE. I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY THIS MAN. HIS EMAIL IS DRILLINENGINEER665. HE ASKED ME TO RECEIVE HIS PARCEL AS HE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEA AND ITS NOT POSSIBLE TO DELIVER THE PARCEL THERE.

THE THING IS I MUST PAY FOR THE BOX, WHICH IS 2500 EUR:-) I THINK ITS A JOKE AND THE MONEY WILL BE COLLECTED BY HIM. THERE IS A COMPANY CALLED YODEL DIRECT DISPATCH, I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS COMPANY AND IT SEEMS THEY EXIST BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS TRANSACTION IS A LOT OF MONEY.

HAS ANYBODY FROM HERE HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE PLEASE?
THANK YOU

Apr 14, 2020
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james ryan
by: Anonymous

JAMES RYAN ON FACEBOOK GREY HAIR GREY BEARD. WE SPOKE FOR A WHILE, VERY GOOD ENGLISH, HIS DAUGHTER WENDY IS LIVING WITH HIS MOM IN SOUTH CAROLINA. WE SPOKE OF THE VIRUS AND HE SAID ITS BAD WHERE HE IS TOO AND THE MEN HAVE BEEN ON LOCKDOWN UNLESS THEY HAVE DUTY AND THEY PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

ONLY THING UNUSUAL HE SAID IS IF I EVER NEEDED HELP WITH ANYTHING TO PLEASE ASK. I TOLD HIM THANK YUO BUT I AM VERY INDEPENDENT. THE REST OF THE CONVERSATION WAS JUST GENERAL LIKES AD DISLIKES.

HIS GMAIL IS jr2087124@gmail.com. He said he uses the site to talk to his daughter which I HAD KEPT A GMAIL ACCOUNT IN CASE MY SON HAD ISSUES WITH HIS FB.

You dont know if this JAMES RYAN is who he says he is.

Apr 14, 2020
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Derick Joseph
by: Anonymous

Good morning honey, i am open minded and flexible & easy going person. what i dislike seem to be based on values and character, allow me to explain,There are certain things that I have no interest in, these are the things that I clearly dislike or choose not to tolerate e.g: disrespect, unfaithfulness, dishonesty, lying, cheating, mean spitefulness, being judgmental, callousness, harsh words, hurtful acts, UN-trusting people, displaced anger, unfairness, injustice, selfishness, being inconsiderate, blaming, not taking responsibility, self-cent-redness, rigidity and anything else that can cause damage or be damaging to another human being. These are my Interest,Passion,Like's & Dislike,if there is anything you want to know,please don't hold back to ask in I hope to read from you soon and I want you to unblock me too on Whatsapp your next message.Hope to hear from you soon, I love you so much and i miss you so much.

Above is the email I got this morning after I blocked him on FB and WhatsApp last week. I found there are no more pictures and profile of this Derick Joseph on FB. I guess I didn’t expose directly that he is the scammer I knew and realized, so he is still trying to get me back.

Apr 14, 2020
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Lies and more lies
by: Anonymous

When I proved to the guy that I found the real guy of the pics he was using he became mad for just a minute then said "Yes I have been using someoneelses pic until I studied the woman I planned on spending the rest of my life with because I've had too many women try to be with me due to my financial status. I am a very wealthy man and I had to be careful and I had planned on telling you soon and you would have forgave me once you got a look at the real me I am sure of that and we would of been so happy but you ruined that with your snooping"

He is really sick and crazy. Tries to turn everything around on me. I ask him how does a relationship last built on lies. He told me ours would have because I would of never wanted for anything. I told him he was a narcissists and a very sick little man and to leave me alone.

He still tries to contact me now & then but I ignore him. These people have no heart or conscious so stay clear if red flag goes up RUN.

Apr 14, 2020
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Marine engineer
by: Anonymous

There's a guy on Instagram called at chiefengrmichaeljurgen4788 that seems to have hit all the red flags, fell in love easily in days, wife deceased, little son with mum etc.

Also prefers Hangouts. So far no financial transactions as requested but how do we know if he's genuine?

Apr 13, 2020
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information
by: Biggles777

Hello. I HAVE DONE SEARCHES BUT NO INFORMATION ON HIM.

His story is the same as many and you can't find him as he is not real.

Alexis Eris is the same Doctor for the UN, I asked how UNAMA was going and he had no idea what I was talking about.

There is another by the name of Collins Jacob he too was asked about UNAMA and had no idea what it was.

UNAMA is the name of the UN mission in that country. It stands for United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

Apr 13, 2020
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Re: Watch Out For Widowers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I so agree with you on guys claiming to be widowers with young children because I've come across four, mainly on Twitter. They're the ones who try to get us to move to Hangouts or other social media apps because they think they'll have more privacy there and think they can isolate us.

Spoiler alert, scammers: Google watches everything we post and say.

Apr 13, 2020
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Losing a child as a red flag.
by: Anonymous

Another statistic which should raise a red flag is the death of a child especially for somebody under 65 years of age. I pulled up this statistic and this is for people in their 90s so the percentage is even much smaller for people 65 and under.

A lot of scammers are saying they lost a child in order to get your sympathy and your money. I would never take lightly a loss of a child but these scammers could care less!

Re: Of the roughly 2.5 million Americans who are 90 and older, 7 percent — about 175,000 mourning parents — have lost a child since turning 50.

Apr 13, 2020
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information
by: Anonymous

ANY INFO ON JAMES RYAN FROM THE UK LIVING IN FLORIDA BUT STATIONED IN AFGHANISTAN ON PEACE KEEPING MISSION WITH THE UN.

I HAVE DONE SEARCHES BUT NO INFORMATION ON HIM

Apr 13, 2020
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Watch out for widowers
by: Anonymous

I'll say it again so watch out for any of them that are 65 and below that say they are widowers. The statistics are only around 13% of the population of men are widowers at age 65 or below. I've noticed on the dating sites that I were on most of the men were stating they were widowers and I knew the statistics were against that. That is one of the red flags.

Apr 13, 2020
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Christian prayer sites
by: Anonymous

I'm beginning to see similar stories on Christian prayer groups. "My child died and I need people to talk to. Using emogies etc.." nothing on their profile page - red flags.

Watch out folks. I DEFINITELY know these scammers are posting on Christian pages. They try to get your sympathy and then ask you to connect with them. They have NO fear or God or man. Sickening.

Apr 13, 2020
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Keppel contract
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to a Daniel Stallinger, could be the same Danny you are talking to. Met on WWF2, says he’s 62 years of age with a 14 year old son who is staying with a friend in Ohio.
He says he lives in New York City. Wife died 5 years ago of leukemia, her name was Sara, his sons name is Richard.

He says he is a contract/geologist. Working on a contract with a company in California for a job in Alaska. I have spoken to him, he has a heavy Nigerian accent and sounds to be very young, like maybe in his 20’s.

Fell in love with me right away, hasn’t asked for money yet but we’ll see when he leaves for his contract.

Apr 13, 2020
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Keppel contract
by: Anonymous

Anybody know the name Danny Ang. Has projects signed in Singapore Keppel. He is 60yrs old. Wife passed away 5 years ago due to heart cancer. He has a daughter who is married and going to give birth. He is from California.

Apr 13, 2020
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Architect landscape
by: Anonymous

Met this man on words with friends. He came onto me and insistently text me. He asked if we could be friends and I said yes. He gave me his email wilsonchris123000@gmail.com

I have been talking to the guy for 4 days so far, but he has not asked for money. However, he said that his wife died and he has a 12 year old girl, and he had a girlfriend who cheated on him with his best friend. I kind of believe him, but at the same time was having my doubts, so I started researching online.

I found this site and realize that he lied. A photo that he sent today is a photoshop. I found a good website and downloaded there and to my astonishment the man uses the picture of someone else and he put the face of this individual, who supposedly is him.

So, be careful out there who you talk to. These people do not care or have any regrets, or guilt and they are moving out there and preying on peoples emotions.

Apr 12, 2020
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Information
by: Anonymous

Just was contacted from facebook from CHRIS ROBERTSON, 59, widower from POLAND but on an oil rig in OTTOWA CANADA. He is a marine engineer with a daughter KENDRA 13 living in a boarding school. Have not found any info on him YET. I did not friend him but he just left messages in my messenger page

Apr 11, 2020
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Travis Oscar and Oil Rig Scam on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello. The editor has kindly created a page elsewhere on this site for Travis Oscar and Oil Rig scam on WWF.

There are a lot of names, emails, numbers and a fake HSBC Online banking web page hosted on a server for criminals.

The balance is $ 9 billion. Yes you that is right, there was a lot of fluff being mentioned. If you were shown a balance of a few million or less you would really believe it to be a real HSBC account.

Have a read here

https://www.watchforscams.com/travis-oscar-california-oil-rig-contractor-scam-on-wwf.html

Apr 11, 2020
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Kelvin Brown is a Nigerian
by: Biggles777

Hello. I posted about Kelvin Brown in this thread and elsewhere on this site. I found out his scam and I never block and then back he came in denial with more love.

He is a 25 year old Nigerian named "Gifted" living in Wami. He has changed the images of the person he uses from those posted on this site.

Me: Hmm you really think I am going to pick up a call from you? I see you are now a different man in your profile picture

Him: I was to make you see me for real

Him: I want you to see who truly I am

Me: Who would that be?

Him: The real me then

Him: Just respond to my video call
Missed call from Kelvin
Apr 3, 8:41 PM

Me: Well the "real" you has a lot of different names and emails. You talk here and explain yourself. Be a MAN fess up as to who you really are

Him: I’m Gifted by name and I’m a black guy who like you so much but couldn’t tell you who am truly are. I know you might not like and accept me because I’m a black guy.

He loves me more than ever and still wants his iTunes cards

Apr 11, 2020
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Ambrose Lee is a Nigerian
by: Biggles777

Hello. On WWF he has three usernames. Changes scam from interior design to petroleum. Changes images being used too.

On game

Ambrose Le

Peppe D.

Ambrose Lee

Me: Clayton Littlewood is a public figure, then you said Peppe di Giorgio and he too is a public figure. Theyboth have something in common though

Him: So you think am not both of this persons?

Me: No

Him: Then what is it?

Me: You tell me who you really are

Him: Okay
Seems like you know something i don’t know

Me: Yes, you are neither of the men you say you are

Him: **** it this is the whole truth you have been waiting for

Him: Now i know you are going to run far away from me

Him: The white always hate the black

29 years old, lives in Lagos and is well balanced having a chip on both shoulders. He still loves me and wants a $10,000 bank loan.

He sent his pictures of a well groomed young man with cheap bling.

Apr 11, 2020
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Moving On To Hangouts
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I've been not to Mingle2, but to Hangouts a couple of times, and it's not worth the trouble. As for scammers being Muslims, some claim to be God-fearing, but aren't. I don't usually tell people what my religion is, but, in this case, I will.

I have an Arabic and Muslim surname and I don't condone what these scammers who claim to be God-fearing Muslims do to anyone, to be clear. Even some of us who aren't the same religion as you can get scammed. We're in this fight against scammers together, right? :)

Apr 10, 2020
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Found out( Mark Roy)
by: Anonymous

Yep, he used FB and messenger, wanted me to get on hangups and no more FB or messenger for him. Changes story and gets mad cause I won’t give money or cards. Oil rig people make more money then me. Im also a Christen woman. Hangout sorry! I’m getting ready to delete this guy the more I find out about him.

I found a lot by going too Social Catfish.com only cost me $5 for 7 days then cancel out.

Good luck ladies

Apr 10, 2020
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Moving on to Hangouts
by: Anonymous

The guy that scammed me was initially on Mingle2. He started but then he asked me to go over to Hangouts. I was new to all this stuff so I really didn't see the difference. Immediately as someone mentioned below he deactivated his mingle account.

Be careful when they start to steer you away from other media sites to get on to Hangouts. I believe I heard somewhere that Hangouts messages are not kept or they are encrypted or such and are hard to trace. Also they are targeting Christians like myself. I even had a Facebook message from a comment I made on a Christian Post also. Most are Muslims and they see no problem whatsoever and scamming Christian.

Be careful folks!

Apr 10, 2020
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Rig scammer report
by: Anonymous

Careful Ladies, SCRABBLE GO has a member representing himself as MORRISPETER claiming to be working on an oil rig. Definitely pulls someone else’s photo from the internet. When I told him to (insert profanity) he actually called me and his accent certainly didn’t match the New York accent where he claimed to be from.

SCRABBLE GO has been notified by me. Please be smart. If it sounds to good to be true THEN IT IS.

Apr 10, 2020
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Bernard Francis
by: Anonymous

My guy used pics and even video from a doctor Laurence Rifkin’s profile and website to try to convince me. German accent (I think). Very similar details to his story - dead wife, two kids (even sent a pic of son), engineer on oil rig. They make little mistakes so watch for details in pics or slight changes in their stories.

Insidious part is I was commenting on a post in a FB page of a renowned Christian teacher when he started chatting. Moved to messenger and then Google hangouts. Removed himself from FB soon after because "only wants to talk to me now". Very smooth and says all the right things. Even answered my questions about him.

I pray no one gets duped!!!!

Apr 10, 2020
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anyone ever met one of these people?
by: Anonymous

I have a curious mind, I'm wondering if anyone of these people has ever turned over the proverbial leaf and reformed?

Has anyone on this site ever really met one of the people that have contacted them?


Apr 10, 2020
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Murphy
by: Anonymous

Does anyone notice they usually use 2 first names. Anyone heard from a Murphy Donald in Spain, a mechanical engineer on a ship, with a son nelson.

Apr 10, 2020
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Professing their love after a few days.
by: Anonymous

This is one of the biggest red flags. If someone starts this up be aware right away. They are trying to set you up with how you are an angel that God dropped in their laps. How you were meant to be with them from the beginning etcetera etcetera

Apr 10, 2020
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Doug Starry update
by: Anonymous

Finally got him to call me on hangouts and wouldn't you know it I was hearing a very heavy African accent but he's still trying to convince me he is white American lol and before that he sent me a video of him supposedly singing but he made the mistake of not checking if the guy had spoken, which he had, and wouldn't you know it an American accent, been humorous to say the least

Apr 09, 2020
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Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Hi. Just wondering if Biggles777 is still on this page as would like to ask him a question or if anyone knows how to contact them please

Apr 09, 2020
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Oliver Frankie
by: Anonymous

Anyone know Oliver Frankie on an oil rig in the north sea ?

Apr 09, 2020
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Doug Starry update
by: Anonymous

https://www.duplichecker.com/reverse-image-search.php

Copy this link so you can run a search on the guys photos and see who it really is and take care ladies we are better off alone than having let these disgusting people lead us along

Apr 09, 2020
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Dear John
by: Anonymous

Can anyone out there help me find the real man behind the picture???? The scammer is going under the name of John Williams. Did a few searches and came up with nothing. I’d really like to know who the picture is.

Thanks

Apr 09, 2020
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Anthony Barry
by: Anonymous

So this guy 45 years old is working as a contractor on a Rig in Italy. But is from NJ, has 2 kids, a boy Carl 2 years old and daughter Helen 5 years old. His wife died in an accident and his kids are being brought up by his mother. He is very charming, not asking for anything yet, buy red flags up as all the things he is saying about his family. He has been confessing his undying love for me after 4 days.

Has anyone else heard from him.

Apr 09, 2020
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Raymond Goodman Project Specialist at ABR German Real Estate Management FmbH
by: Anonymous

Hello again. I've been writing about rig oil freelancer Jeffery Miller. Now he is in LinkedIN again under the name Raymond Goodman Project Specialist at ABR German Real Estate Management FmbH ha ha ha with the photograph of the same man.

In real life this person is really from Poland and he is a famous life coach.

Please ladies dont trust anyone!!!! You`re a more important person! Do Not give any chance to those losers! If we continue to not trust ourselves
these losers will continue to exist

So lets be more self confident !

Apr 09, 2020
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Wilson Chan A dating Scam
by: Anonymous

I will never accept anybody I don't know from Facebook. I wrote so much about how much he loves me. I suspected in the beginning when he sent me an email about his investment. etc. Then one week later, he said that he had an accident.

Never trust anyone from the internet. He also said that he is a top rig engineer working for Eni Spa oil. I checked many things. And yet I got spam from him over $130,000. That will do. My wake up call. He even asked me to talk to his daughter. Everything is made-up.
I am so stupid.

Apr 08, 2020
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Alias as "Stefan Fountain" Spanish accent
by: Anonymous

This is further info from my earlier post titled Spanish speaking.

True to all the patterns posted below and on many other sites making us all aware of the patterns of these scammers.

This one, now has resorted to shaming, saying I was insensitive to his poor son's needs ~who by the way~ must still be "out in the cold" in England somewhere but when I asked him about the whereabouts of the said son, no response. "Stefan" attempted to bully me by becoming angry, degrade my character and still pleading for any kind of money to be sent on behalf of saving his son from being on the street.

He said that no helicopters were flying to relieve contractors of their duties on the oil rigs, due to COVID-19, which might possibly be true although I haven't been able to find much info on that online one way or the other.

I have to say I've been amused by his behavior. I was certainly well prepared by spending some time reading all the facts about how scammers play up to women and men's needs to feel loved and then hit them up for money because of some sort of an emergency. Then when not getting the money they so "desperately need", they become petty, angry, bullying or what ever they feel they can utilize to turn us into submissive souls that hope to salvage whatever pipe dream the scammer had devised. Most likely well rehearsed from doing it time and time again.

The facts are that through the internet we all are more aware and can easily deflect these people.

I actually reached out to him a few days ago and said, "OK, I get it, you're a scammer. Is this how you make your money solely? Where do you actually live, how long have you been doing this?" and said that I was primarily interested in getting into the head of a human being that operated from this format.

I detached myself and was really interested in delving into how the human mind and spirit works according to a scammer's point of view.

He then tried to soften me, sent me sad photos, gave me a story line that was possibly believable, but not. I turned the tables on him, responded with helpful options to resolve his plight but he spun out of control because he wasn't getting his way with me.

I told him that my nature was to always look for the good in everyone and I've done that with him. This kind of dialog was not on his accustomed radar so he deflected and got angry.

So, in summation, Ladies and Gentlemen, being able to support each other through a site like this that allows us to share our stories and help one another become more aware of the strange and disheartening differences in our core beliefs, kindness and desire to love and be loved is a great support system.

Thank you to the people that keep this site going, to the ones who take the time to broadcast the likelihood that one of us will be approached by a scammer in any format aside from romance.

Have strength, courage and love yourself first and foremost and never allow anyone to talk you out of your hard earned money for any reason no matter the accent, the story line, how quickly they start to profess their undying love and call you "baby".

Cheers.

ED: thank you for your kind words regarding the site

Apr 08, 2020
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No need to thank us
by: Anonymous

Supposed saying thank you for alerting them. No need to say thanks at least in my opinion. I'm just glad you didn't lose any money like I did. At least I'm hoping you didn't. I wish I would have found this site earlier on also.

I'm disabled and living by myself and really got taken advantage of. All I can do is pray for these people that someday they will meet Jesus before it's too late and they end up passing away into a dark eternity.

God bless you.

Apr 08, 2020
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Thanks for the heads up
by: Anonymous

It's sad eh when you come to realize how loneliness can make you so gullible but the upside is I found this site and hes about to get blocked from hangouts.

Cheers fellow alone people, this lady is going back to being alone.

Stay safe everyone

Apr 08, 2020
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Doug Starry
by: Anonymous

Please read all these comments. I spoke with one also 66 in the Gulf of Mexico with daughter. He is not real and trust me, he will ask for something eventually. Sometimes they feel you out first. Do not fall for him.

Get out now.

Apr 08, 2020
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Doug starry
by: Anonymous

Has all the red flags. Wants to retire and buy you a house. The same thing the scammer told me. If he has a 16 year old daughter that means he was 50 when the daughter was born. Say his wife is in her forties even at that time. That's pretty much the average at that age. Women are at a very low percentage of having children in their forties.

Ask him what the age difference was between him and his wife. Don't say anything else. Just ask. He could even be reading this post and give you an answer that makes sense but a number of these things are ALREADY throwing up red flags!

Apr 08, 2020
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Braden Jark
by: Anonymous

Is he familiar to you. Has anyone been chatting with him. He approached me on POF site. A Californian with a very young daughter, wife died giving birth. Works as Petrolium Engineer in ALaska, oil rig.

It does sound the same story as what I have been reading here. I will carry on chatting with him, so watch the space. I reckon another scumbag.

Apr 08, 2020
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Doug Starry
by: Anonymous

Anyone had him approach you, claiming he has a crew that is on contract in the gulf of Mexico, says he is 66 and will retire and has a 16 year old daughter called Daisy and wants to come to New Zealand, which is my country, and buy us a house.

He is believable so just not sure, but hasn't asked for money yet

Apr 08, 2020
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Derick Joseph
by: Anonymous

Sisters, please don’t send anything to these scammers! They mostly have the same sad stories like parents died when they very young, wife died with miscarriage, invested all their wealth in the rig project, all of a sudden an accident happens, they need your financial support to get out of the rig, otherwise they will loose everything and they will be in jail or they will die.

They email you every morning when you wake up, the so called "wake up email ", they chat with you with the sweetest words you can ever hear, and also attach Very emotional love songs to get your love and trust so please please be alert, as it’s too good to be true!

Red flag 🚩 as soon as you said no, they start to blame you and become nasty!

Apr 08, 2020
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Mark Williams
by: Anonymous

He is a BIG LIAR. First, there are probably NO documents. It is a ruse to get you to send money. Sometimes they will tell you it is jewelry, or gold, or money in a chest.

Ladies, WHY do you waste your time with these losers??? They are not real. They are using stolen photos and know how to manipulate.

I have read so many stories here and it makes my head hurt to see how many women have sent these freaks money.

As someone said, RESEARCH.

They are using every site possible to get vulnerable women looking for love, companionship, friendship, to send them money.

95% of them are young Nigerian men.

They do nothing all day and night but spend time on their Iphones, or computers, bought by lonely women, to contact as many women as they can until BINGO they hit a live one. That keeps them afloat for a long time.

Trust me, I know one. He spends most of his days hanging out in a park with his loser friends. They do not even look for work. He calls and texts at least 50 women a day from various dating sites and Facebook and Words with Friends, etc. using several different photos and fake names.

And in case you might wonder, NO I never sent him a penny.

I wish more women would find this site before they fall prey to these worthless, soulless, heartless subhumans.

STAY SAFE, avoid these creatures like you would avoid COVID 19.

Apr 07, 2020
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Mark Williams
by: Anonymous

Whatever you do, do not accept documents, money etc. Please read thru these threads and do more research. Dont be part of his ruse. All lies. Go to scamdiggers or romancescans. Research research. You cannot be that desperate

Apr 07, 2020
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Derick Joseph
by: Anonymous

Friend requested in FB, picture is a handsome Italian man. Saying he originated from Rome Italy and based in San Jose California. He said he is a rig engineer now and is working on the sea of Malta. Only after a week online chatting using WhatsApp, he ask me for money 34k in euros, to let me help him to get out of the exploding rig.

He is using all sugared & honeyed Words of this world ... of course "No No No"

Please be careful with this guy, stealing someone’s picture I believe, and his email address : rigengr693@gmail.com

Amitabha🙏🙏🙏

Apr 07, 2020
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Jason Mildaer
by: Anonymous

A few days ago on Instagram Jason Mildaer friend requested to follow me. Says from CA but lives in Plymouth UK with his 12yr old son. He sent me a pic that I did a reverse pic look up on Google and there is nothing on any of the pics. He hasnt asked for any money.

I told him in the beginning he wasnt getting anything from me. And he said that was ok he wasnt asking for anything. Hes not constantly messaging me but when we do talk it's about real life stuff. Nothing sexual. Nothing out of ordinary.

But today he said he was going to be heading back to work. And I remember he told me he just started getting into investing but he was a marine engineer as well. When I asked what job he said I got the call that I'll be heading back into the rig, and said remember I'm a marine engineer.

Anyone get scammed by this guy? He hasnt tried calling. We just message off an on on google hangouts.

Apr 07, 2020
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MARK WILLIAMS
by: Anonymous

DID ANYBODY TALK TO MARK WILLIAMS PLEASE? HE IS AN ENGINEER ON THE RIG IN ARUBA. HE IS 51 AND HIS WIFE DIED. HE IS ALONE AND ORIGINALLY FORM SWEDEN BUT HE MOVED TO AMERICA. NOW ALREADY 5 YEARS IN ARUBA. HE WANTS TO SEND SOME IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO ME FROM THE PREVIOUS WORK, BUT I WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SHIPMENT AND DOES NOT KNOW HOW MUCH IT WILL BE.

PLEASE, REPLY TO ME IF YOU KNOW SUCH A STORY ALREADY.

THANK YOU

Apr 06, 2020
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Mark Roy
by: Anonymous

Yes,I found a lot out about this man. I found out after I put a photo he sent me on a site called Social Catfish found a lot out on him. It broke my heart. I told him you are not from California, you live in Russia and you go by 4 different names.

I never sent money or iTunes cards. I asked why didn’t you just tell me the truth, and he said he came from a mix family. I said I’ve mix in my family and it doesn’t matter to me. All I ask is too be honest and truthful.

Apr 06, 2020
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Oil rig mechanical engineer with Spanish accent
by: Anonymous

He found me on an old dating site called Western Match. Said all the right things in his profile, I saw flags in his spelling and responded to his note that I thought he was a scammer. He quickly wrote back that he was Portuguese/American with Iberian mother so that's why his accent was "funny".

Then shared a letter with parents being killed in a car accident while he slept in the back of the car in Portugal then said a mean Uncle raised him. He said that he couldn't go on to explain anymore as he was in tears and it was too much.

FLAG

He acted insulted that I called him a scammer, I recanted and thought I'd see where it would go. Not trusting him at all. He built the whole case on the fact that COVID-19 was making it hard for him to get off the rig out in the ocean.

It didn't take him long to notice my cell number at the end of my email ~ he called. Phone location said Louisiana as posted where he lived. Working as an engineer on a oil rig. Said he was a specialist, working underwater occasionally.
I'm pretty mechanically inclined so started asking technical questions. He held up his side of the conversation pretty well. I began to believe him to some degree.

The first week he started saying he was my dream come true, he loved me and wanted to be with me the rest of my life. OK sounds good coming from the right guy but this again was suspicious.

He had a good line about re-purposing equipment that I asked him about and said we could develop a business buying and selling units for the gas/oil industry once he retired.

It was all beginning to sound more credible.

His pattern was to call, tell me he loved me then shortly after he got sexual. I was uncomfortable. and he wanted my interaction and was going towards photos. I balked big time

Last night, he only texted and after a long "radio silence" he finally called and said he was distressed because his son in England was thrown out of his house due to non payment of rent. The story was more expanded but I am a retired Realtor and offered logical suggestions. He began to be insulted. He said he needed me to help.

I baited him and asked how much? $1400.00 sent to a woman in Michigan who was married to a black man in England that had the rental.

BIG FLAGS!!! He insisted he was crying so much he couldn't talk anymore and hung up.

I did a search on oil rig scammers and couldn't believe what turned up. I texted him he was among a great deal of lowlife people and he was found out.

Wow! this was getting interesting. LOl I gave him more logic how to deal with his son's plight "sitting in a restaurant crying". Oh and he had a heart condition and he immediately reduced his request to half! "just anything" "if it was your son you'd do anything and if I can't help him I'll just jump off the rig here and die"

The last text was one attempt to make me feel guilty with a conclusion of "I never regretted meeting you. Happiness I pray for you as each tear drop from your eyes"

I'm not crying here. I hate it that there are people out there like that. Craigslist is ruined due to these guys, Ranch World Ads is suspicious, Face Book of course with Friend requests.

I'm a professional horse trainer, retired real estate broker, lead an adventurous lifestyle and in super good shape. I'm pretty savvy and want to share this to help others.

Apr 06, 2020
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I think I am in the middle of a scam
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know Kelvin Miller? He says he's on an oil rig just off Jeddah. Says he's widowed, no children and is half English half American. I met him on a dating site. He deleted his profile almost immediately after we started talking.

To cut a long story short, I sent him money after speaking to his aunt in the states. But he now needs more and is trying to get me to take out a loan. I used to pride myself on being quite savvy...but it is only just dawning on me that this is a scam.

He's sent me pictures of himself and even a screen shot of his passport as I had doubts he was real. But the passport and conversations with his aunt tipped the balance so I sent the money.

I've been a fool haven't I?

Apr 06, 2020
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Jeffery Miller widower a freelance consultant specialize in oil and gas exploration and I also do oil spillage control
by: Anonymous

This profile is also FAKE in LinkedIN

He describe him with this: Am a freelance consultant specialize in oil and gas exploration and I also do oil spillage control

Am originally from Norway but Currently in United Kingdom

I’m a family oriented man, hardworking, responsible and God fearing man, I’m a widower I lost my wife 5 years ago in a car accident and I’m now left with 2 sons I love to listen to slow and romantic music I love to go up to the moutains and sing loud to my favorite music

And used photographs of a real person who Im sure dont know about that

Apr 06, 2020
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Re: Alexander Lucas
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Alexander Lucas' story raises a lot of red flags, including the part about the guy, whose IG pic he stole, being an impostor. You didn't send him any money, right? When they ask for money, it raises red flags, too.

He sounds like someone who also stole a man's pics in late November 2018, only he didn't claim the guy in the pic was an impostor. It was when I used Google to find out whose pic he used, that I mentioned that someone looked like him and has the same hobbies as he did.

Man, was he shocked.

Apr 05, 2020
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Mark Fitzhugh
by: Anonymous

He claims to be an oil rig engineer. Widow, wife died after having his son and son died and left him a granddaughter named Lisa. Very loving and sweetness overload and got me head over heels with all my hard earned money. Wasted my time for 34 months. He said he works for zenith oil and gas company in Gulf of Mexico. He will beg and cry for money, iTunes and will ask for your bank account, ask you to open a new new bank acct or ask you to open his bank account in the UK.

He will let you log in to earn your trust. It’s a fake account. He will ask for iPhones, more money and money to send to Africa to his so called agents. He asked for money for machinery fixtures. He loves to sing to you. ALL OF ME LOVES ALL OF YOU. Fond of calling you honey. Has a heavy lovable accent but speaks okay English

Apr 05, 2020
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DENNIS BLAKE
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of this name. From Chicago and works in France at the present moment of time.
I need information if someone has been chatting to him. Thanks

Apr 05, 2020
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Franklin Toral
by: Anonymous

Any information on this one?

Apr 05, 2020
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Ee: Alexander lucas
by: Anonymous

He says he is from California. Divorced, daughter is 13 and lives with ex in Italy. Parents died in a cat accident when he was young. He's working on a oil rig project off the coast of Turkey. He's not stuck on the rig but needs to get back on it to finish it.

I've spent almost 2 yrs writing to him. He's very good at this making it believable. The photos he sent, I've found them in another person's profile on IG. He said that guy is the impostor, not him.

Since finding this site, the flags are there.

Apr 04, 2020
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Alexander Lucas
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Does this Alexander Lucas have a physical address? I found one who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Apr 04, 2020
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James Rodriguez
by: Anonymous

The guy that scammed me finally admitted he was Nigerian but then he gave me another fake name. Gave me another fake story. Even if do you think they confessed to you they are still lying and cheating behind your back.

Once a cheater almost always a cheater!!

Apr 04, 2020
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Mark Roy
by: Anonymous

Right off the bat he's got a lot of red flags. Many of them go by two first names. Most claim they are widows but the statistics show that there are not a high percentage of widows under the age of 60 so beware. Saying he has a child probably to try to get you to buy stuff for that child. You're probably going to have to find out on your own unfortunately.

Apr 04, 2020
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Mark Roy
by: Anonymous

Did Mark Roy tell you is Russian and Armenian?
That he is getting a contract to go to Scotland? Block him and run. Ask him if he knows a Larry Rogal?

Apr 04, 2020
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Could you find out a Mark Roy
by: Anonymous

Could you find out for me a guy named Mark Roy who says he is widow and has a 13 year old son. He lives in California and working on an oil vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. In a way I want too trust him, but I want some info on this guy.

Thanks

Apr 04, 2020
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James.
by: Anonymous

Hi my cheater is James Rodriguez. I lost a year of time writing with him. I learned a lot about him. He confessed to who he was. He showed his real face. I fell in love with him and he probably too. But our paths diverged. He said he had changed and he didn't do it anymore but I caught him in lies. It is a pity that it ended this way. I wanted to learn more and get revenge but I couldn't. I felt sorry for him! Maybe they really fall in love when they change. His number is: 2349050975216

Apr 04, 2020
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Alexander lucas
by: Anonymous

Yes can you look him up for me please?

Thank you

Apr 04, 2020
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Re: Alexander Lucas
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I've never heard of or been in contact with Alexander Lucas, unless you're referring to Alexandre Sean Luca, who claimed to have a daughter named Lily and stole someone else's profile pic.

I think the name "Alexander Lucas" is a name this scammer is using. I'll look him up for you, if you'd like.

Block and run from this guy.

Apr 03, 2020
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Scammer Kim Scott
by: Anonymous

I just googled something on oil rigs, given I have been in touch with someone and he says he lives in West Hollywood, wife died of cancer 4 years ago, two children, and I have photos of him and the children. He said his wife was Mexican. She doesn't look Mexican to me at all. I have spoken to him just now and he sounds like another person who called me a few months ago.

This guy is saying his name is Kim Scott, is a contractor, originally from Sweden but living in the USA. Says he is working on a contract for Turkey.

The first guy I spoke to who sounds exactly the same is Dr Davisdon Irving, he claims to be a jewelry designer. Interesting this Davidson dude messaged me asking for money says because of the virus he was in lockdown. Could I help. NO is my answer of course. I was not born yesterday.

What is it with these guys. Both of them I asked to see on video and the same answer, my phone doesn't have a camera, then I spoke about Messenger, same answer, it was hacked.

Too many similarities I am afraid. I am going take a photo of this site and postings and send it to him.

Apr 03, 2020
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Can’t believe
by: Helen

I still cannot believe people are falling for this crap. They are scammers. When they want to get off a site and go to hangout, that’s your first red flag. Kids in boarding school, another flag, widowed another flag, wants to get married, another flag.

People you are looking for love that is not there. Also the way they write. Hold your heart close and don’t let the scumbags take over you.

Apr 03, 2020
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Scam guy on paid site
by: Anonymous

My mom talked to a Billy Thomas Halbert. Claimed he was originally from Florida and had a 18 year old daughter named Melissa. He worked as a project engineer on an oil rig in Russia. Was turning 60 and was gonna retire in May.

Sent my mom pics of a white Male with a bald head, glasses, and nice figure. He said he was a widow of 3 years. Luckily I reversed imaged him and then told her to ask to facetime him. He apparently refused and when questioned threw a fit and called my mom names.

This guy has also been named Cristopher Edward's and Hunter B.

Apr 03, 2020
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Alexander lucas
by: Anonymous

I have seen this name also as Lucas Alexander and other variations. It's a scammer!

Apr 03, 2020
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Giovanni "Luca"
by: Anonymous

This person was charming and fun to talk to initially. Had same background story as the other person who first mentioned him on this site except this story didn't include any children. He approached me on a dating site.

Within the first 3 weeks, he sent low-quality images/videos of moving equipment. I tried to look up exif data on the files but they were non-existent. Exif data is graphic file information that tells you the exposure settings, phone/camera type, photo creation date, etc.

I think he figures most people he talks to, to be [not sure how else to put it] but dumb. He had a few holes in his story. To say the least, those conversational pink flags turned into a red flag when he sent a photo of himself with his "crew." It was a badly photoshopped file with his head swapped onto a body. My friends who are graphic designers and I had a laugh with how this was supposed to be passed off as realistic. For one, the color temperature was off and the lighting direction did not match that with the rest of the group.

A week goes by and I ask for another photo and it is another badly photoshopped file. More bad lighting with color temperature way off. As someone who does professional retouching, it was quite amusing seeing these files being sent to me. Again, couldn't find exif data to determine creation date or basic file info. Plus, the body type was totally different than the other photos sent.

Other red flags, moving too fast on that emotional timeline without having met first. And desperately trying to appeal to things that some people want--like starting a family, growing old with someone, or wanting intimacy in life. I'm just dating for fun ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Those long-term commitment fantasies don't appeal to me.

I engaged in conversation more to try to figure out his angle or to see if there's something worth reporting to the police. Didn't really come up with anything before I got bored and blocked him. He never asked for money or, I just didn't give him enough time to feel comfortable enough asking.

Perhaps, he may have come to that point soon, as he indicated he was "losing money" on his project. I wasn't very sympathetic in that respect and told him that's why he should have had proper insurance and bonding in place and it was stupid to take on a project without one. (Also, bids aren't awarded if these aren't already in place.)

Be careful out there. Trust your gut.

Apr 03, 2020
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Alexander lucas
by: Anonymous

Has anyone encountered him?

Apr 03, 2020
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Christopher J
by: Anonymous

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html
Click on the sbove link. Scroll down till you see the part where you have to click on a link to fill in the form. There is a place to add pictures at the bottom

Apr 02, 2020
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Christopher J
by: Anonymous

Go to the link the editor sent you and you can upload his pictures. Sounds just like Jordan Christopher. Scammed me for 15,000.00

He sends all kinds of oil rig pictures but he is one big fake. I posted pictures of him but he used someone elses pictures. Beware he will ask for money. He talks about trusting him and why would he lie.

I wish I had found this site beforehand.

Stay safe

Apr 02, 2020
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New submission for pics etc
by: Anonymous

I don't see the option above to place a new submission. All that shows on my mobile phone is to make comments??

Apr 02, 2020
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Irishman
by: Anonymous

Anyone know James Williams, from Dublin Ireland, with son in Santa Ana, CA going to school

Apr 02, 2020
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Patrick Ballard
by: Anonymous

Be careful of a man named Patrick Ballard. Sweet words. He said all the right words. Son's name is Koady who has Pompe illness. He works on an oil rig. Wife/gf died giving birth. He has no friend. No parents. Grew up in a foster home in Ohio. Currently lives in Virginia.

He asks for help of $15k for his son's medical. Refused all other offers. He just wanted the cash. I didn't transfer.

Apr 02, 2020
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Godly speech
by: Anonymous

Yea. The guy that scammed me really took advantage of my Christian faith. Asking for prayer for himself and "his crew". Sending scriptures back to me and such. He had VERY good command of the English language. Better than most that are American born! He also was very respectful and kind in his conversation. Very romantic Etc.

Watch out ladies. He's a snake in the grass. Said he worked for maersk and used the popular stolen profile of Thomas Madsen.

Apr 02, 2020
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Christopher J working until the Gulf of Mexico
by: Anonymous

So I was approached on Fitbit. I’m in two walking groups with people I don’t know so I accepted without thinking. Well this chap is so obvious with his oil rig, speedboat helicopter launches.

I feel if I am talking to him and winding him up a little then that is one person less he is scamming.

I’m pretending to be all in rapture with his job etc. I wish I could upload the picture to see if it’s being used.

Take care

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


Apr 02, 2020
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John Wilson
by: Anonymous

I have recently been contacted by a man using the name John Wilson. He claims he is a oil rig worker and has a daughter. He has the ability to do Video call on hang outs that are fake. He is telling some that his wife and second child during birth. Others he is telling that his wife or girlfriend cheated.

He has a fake online checking account set up. Be careful he is REALLY GOOD at scamming the innocent. From what I can also tell if you send him your photos he will use them to scam others. So yes he or she is pretending to be a girl or guy using the photos of his victims to scam others. They also speak the word of god in a very knowledgeable way.

Apr 02, 2020
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Raymondmartinez@hotmail.com
by: Anonymous

If anyone knows Raymond Martinez he says he works on an oil rig. Ladies dont believe him as he is a scammer so be careful with him.

Apr 02, 2020
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Biggles 777
by: Anonymous

I agree with the previous post that thanks to you Biggles777 you saved me heartbreak and probably the best part of my savings. You are wonderful with your indepth advice - the best I have seen on this site so far.

With your knowledge why are you not running this site!

Just think how many of us you would be helping with specific details and more posts on what these scammers are up to.

Apr 02, 2020
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Thankyou Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Huge shout out to Biggles777. People who say don’t trust anyone on this site, well your wrong

Biggles has helped clarify stuff up for me, and I’d say they would help you too. Needs to be more people out there willing to help bring these peasants down.

You rock Biggles777

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Apr 01, 2020
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Offshore engineer scam
by: Anonymous

Photo of EU descent, born in Norway lived in Sweden, 49 years old oil rig engineer, late wife cheated him and died in car car wreck with son. He is taking a project in the sea of Sicily Italy.

Very romantic, you Queen and lots beautiful words. Same exact scenario reported March 16 2020. My scammers name is Michael Halland. I never send money to strangers in FB. I noticed some inconsistency in his messages and suspected he was a scam and blocked him on FB & Whatapps

Thank god I google here!

Apr 01, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Follow your gut. Mute and block him. Asking for gift cards or itunes card is bait. Checking to see how easy you will be. For your sake dont continue with him.

Apr 01, 2020
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Biggles 777
by: Anonymous

I also would like to thank Biggles777 for his guidance and advice. I absolutely recommend anyone who is wanting advice to read Biggles777 posts.

Thankyou Biggles777

Apr 01, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

markroy 3330@gmail.com just asked if I could get him a $100 iTunes card so he could keep talking to me. I know iTunes is for music not to keep your internet on. Im not stupid. Should I just delete or keep playing this game? He has changed his story on me, from a real estate agent before it was an marine engineer working on an oil vessel. Thanks

Mar 31, 2020
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Thanks
by: Anonymous

Thanks biggles777. I only realised a week or so ago that you are probably the admin or such on this site. I really appreciate your information. I wish I would have found this site before I ended up sending some money to a jerk.

Thanks for your answer to my question about video being manipulated. You did answer my question. I was basically asking if video could be altered real time while I'm asking them specific questions and you said that was not possible.

You are correct also when I mentioned picture I was actually referring to video. Sorry about that. Again thanks for all that you do here. I'm hoping my story along with your help and others that are posting will help save some others from heartache and financial loss.

ED: Biggles777 is not involved with the admin on the site however is a very savvy and knowledgeable contributor and the site is very grateful for his contributions that help everybody out there

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Video Calls
by: Biggles777

Hello

"Do you understand what I'm trying to say??"

Yes I do. A legitimate real time video call of two or more real people talking can't be manipulated.

I left a link on how to manipulate a Hangouts video call. A real time video call can be manipulated if one person is using an edited video. If edited, both the image of the person and audio of them in the video has been heavily modified.

An edited video is not able to do what you asked about. That is, answer specific questions real time.

In the example video I linked many use that method to make a fake video call. The good ones get it right, the not so good all make the same mistake. They use Manycam. If not done the correct way, that word will appear in their fake video. So if you see it, something is wrong.

You also wrote;

"fake profile picture up there and have it talking to you in real time answering specific questions"

My interpretation of what you ask is different to yours. You used the word "picture", my definition of that isn't the same as yours.

To me a picture is a still image not a video.

If you use a very good DSLR with a high shutter speed. You are able to take a few hundred still pictures in less than 1 or 2 minutes. They can then be edited and audio overlayed to the point where a video can be made. It will not be a long one. It also takes a lot of time to do.

A good DSLR can also take a video but if you are going to fake it with a DSLR still images do the job better.

I said your original question was "loaded" you've touched on something I really enjoy doing. There is just so much involved in doing it that this is not the place for it.

A recent post by a lady here said here scammer confronted about her post on this site. That's another reason why I refrain from saying too much. I'd put money on them wondering what I am doing with a DSLR after they read this.

Mar 31, 2020
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by: ticked off

To the person who posted about the phone bit well I can tell you for a fact it is a scam. Well at least for me it was and that is how it all began. I fell for that and boy did I get a wake up call. I even gave my scammer a chance to come clean but he still lied and I just let it slide and I was stuck with a phone that I could not get rid of and I was out of some money I needed. I am so glad now that I am done with these scammers.

Mar 31, 2020
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Malcolm Roberts ExxonMobil Oil Rig Engineer from WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello

I've posted about this Malcolm Roberts here a bit in response to a woman. The Editor has kindly given me 2 pages elsewhere here to post about it. I've had to heavily edit what I said.

Over 2 weeks I spoke with 3 different men, they changed as I baited them. It was actually very interesting for me and I posted a truncated exchange where the man talking to me clearly had no idea another one was too and taking over who scammed me. They lie, I do too, they believed me. If you read, you'll see how much I lied. I know of no oil rig worker who earns 30 million a month.

The 10,000 character limit helped me from posting too much.

Malcolm Roberts on WWF is a scam

Malcom Roberts on Hangouts is a scam

These emails are to be avoided

malcolmroberts2020@gmail.com

malcomrobb88@gmail.com

exxonmobiloperator@gmail.com

Part 1 is here on this site;

https://www.watchforscams.com/malcolm-roberts-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor-scam-from-wwf-part-1.html

Part 2 is here on this site;

https://www.watchforscams.com/malcolm-roberts-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor-scam-from-wwf-part-2.html

Mar 30, 2020
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Architect landscape
by: Anonymous

I met this man on words with friends. He came onto me and insistently text me. He asked if we could be friends and I said yes. He gave me his email wilsonchris123000@gmail.com

I have been talking to the guy for 4 days so far, but he has not asked for money. However, he said that his wife died and he has a 12 year old girl, and he had a girlfriend who cheated on him with his best friend. I kind of believe him, but at the same time was having my doubts, so I started researching online.

I found this site and realize that he lied. A photo that he sent today is a photoshop. I found a good website and downloaded there and to my astonishment the man uses the picture of someone else and he put the face of this individual, who supposedly is him.

So, be careful out there who you talk to. These people do not care or have any regrets, or guilt and they are moving out there and preying on peoples emotions.

Mar 30, 2020
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lesterbarwood21@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Good looking older man with salt & pepper hair & glasses who is supposed to be an engineer working in Dubai. Originally from Belgium. His Cuban wife Violeta was killed in a car accident and has one adult son. His lies are sweeter than honey. He could write for Hallmark!

I knew he'd eventually get around to asking for money and he did. He wanted me to send itunes. Don't send him 1 dime!

I'm SO GLAD I found this site! So many things about him fell into place about him like other stories on here.

Mar 30, 2020
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Cohos 19
by: Anonymous

I’m not a bad person and I never wish bad on anyone. If the scammer that I talked to got covid19 it would not hurt my feelings after what that man did. It changed my life forever and not in a good way.

Mar 30, 2020
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Looking
by: Anonymous

Hello. Where can i find pictures of these scammers??

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

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

Mar 30, 2020
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John Wilson
by: Mlw

Has anyone been contacted by John Wilson on an oil rig in Scotland. He’s originally from Croatia but lives in CA? He has a 7 year old daughter that he’s raised on his own due to his wife cheating.

Mar 30, 2020
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Learning
by: Anonymous

I love this site and I learn much about these scammers as I was also a victim. One thing our scammers also are on this site reading our comments and figuring out more sophisticated ways on how to scam us.

How do I know this? My scammer called me out after I posted his picture here or the one he stole from an innocent man and asked me how I could do this if I claimed to love him.

Mar 30, 2020
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BE CAREFUL ALL OF YOU
by: Anonymous

PLEASE EVEN THESE WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHING ARE PRETENDING TO BE RIGHTEOUS AND GOOD, SO BEWARE OF THEM. DON'T TRUST ANYONE THAT SAYS THEY WANT TO HELP YOU BECAUSE CHANCES ARE HE IS JUST ANOTHER SCAMMER.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED, WELL I'M SORRY, MOVE ON BEFORE YOU FALL INTO ANOTHER TRAP. NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM NIGERIANS, AS THEY ARE SNAKES PRETENDING, BUT WHAT THEY REALLY WANT IS YOUR MONEY.

BEWARE BUT IF YOU DON'T LISTEN YOU WILL STILL REGRET YOUR LIFE

Mar 30, 2020
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Words With Scammer Update 2 Malcolm Roberts
by: Biggles777

Hello. To the woman who asked about this earlier I responded and said to ask for an email from his ExxonMobil account. Here is a copy of how I asked a Malcolm Roberts, also Malcom. I'll post a page here with pictures, a link and a story of their greed. He wants iTunes cards for data. Oil rigs have satellite communications. He is already lying.

Him: How are you doing sweetie?

Him: Have you gotten the cards yet?

Me: Hello Yes I found 2 $500 iTunes cards

Him: Ok do you have them with you?

Me: Yes I do but I need to know I can trust you

Him: Yes you can sweetie

Me: I do not think so
Him: Why

Me: Your daughter, Phoebe, right?

Him: Yes

Me: Why did you lie to me? The picture of her you sent is of a 14 year old Russian actress called Kristina Pimenova and you are not her father. Please explain?

Him: Okay...I you know I can't lie you... Phoebe's Mom hid her from me for some years now..she kept a letter in her safe saying she took her to Canada to her relatives I've not seen my daughter for some years now..I thought if I told you you would get mad I'm so sorry and in tears now😢

Him: I have not seen her in years now according to her grandma she says Phoebe looks exactly like that little girl I sent to you

(Cry me a river!)

Me: Very well. Trust is very important, you could have just told me. You're on the rig with Exxon, right?

Him: Yes sweetie I'm so sorry I didn't tell you All these while

Me: Good. Exxon is ExxonMobil. Send me an email from your work email address and I'll send you the cards. I'm waiting.

Him: No sweetie it's not my own company I can't have thier email only the senior staffs does and besides I sneak to chat with you we're not allowed to use phone over here at work

Him: I hope you understand

Him: It's the company rules sweetie
I think my data is about to finish why not scratch the cards snap and send them so I can load them before my data runs out babe
Him: If you can give me a call I will explain better to you

Him: So we can talk on phone

Me: No. That is not true. You see, I called them today. Any employee of theirs on an oil rig is free to use their company emails for personal reasons. They also said their rigs are equipped with satellite communications. That mean you do not need data. I'll give you one last chance to use your Exxon email as per company policy. I'm waiting.

(What I said is not 100% verified by Exxon)

Him: Can I give you a call?

Me: I do not trust you. Your Exxon email. I am waiting.

Him: It's just a call

Him: Yes I will email you

Him: But let me give you a call first okay

Him: Last favour from you

Me: You email me from your Exxon account. No. You do this for me. You are a man who can't be trusted.

Him: I said I will email you

Him: Missed call from Malcolm
Him: 15 mins

Me: You do that I am waiting.

Him: Pick up

Him: I just called you

Him: Pick up I am. Calling you (I decline)

Him: We need to talk like adult

Him: Missed call from Malcolm

Him: 11 mins

Me: No. One thing is very clear. You are not on an oil rig owned or operated by ExxonMobil. One last chance to use your Exxon email or I walk away

Him: What’s the matter with you

Him: You have too much trust issue

Him: Trust issue only destroy relationships

Him: Pick up your call and talk to me

Me: You're the one who breached any trust we had. Your daughter and now this. Goodbye.

As you see he in a position where he is unable to email me from anything other than Hangouts. I very clearly called him out on two issues.

He is confused. All he can do is turn to excuses and a woman's emotions. He clearly tries to tell me I'm the one with trust issues when he is the one caught lying to me twice.

As I wrote this in comes the following;

ExxonMobil Operator

Hello ***** this is the company Email...I don't like coming on it but since you insist

As you can see it is Gmail. I know this is true. ExxonMobil do not use Gmail, their domain is @exxonmobil.com

I'm off to play him some more. All the best!


Mar 29, 2020
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Re:Words with scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there, I've never played Words With Friends, but that scammer you described just now sounds exactly like the one who still has a Twitter account: Oil rig engineer with two young kids and a wife who died of cancer (they never state what kind of cancer) some years ago, claims to live in Reykjavik, Iceland, when his cover photo has a picture of the New York skyline.

Does he call himself "Dennis", post pictures of a hallway in a swanky apartment or a house, and claim that he needs to pay to get off a rig to see his kids for Christmas? Does also he sound desperate when you won't do what he asks, by any chance?

One more thing: Does he post pics of a man you think looks like him? The pics raise red flags, too. I did my due diligence and found out that the picture the scammer used was that of a real estate agent, who's good looking and in his fifties; the real Dennis is married, father of twins, and doesn't need to scam women for money because he earns it. Also, there's no such company as S Global.

Report, block, and run.

Mar 29, 2020
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They are liars.
by: Anonymous

Great looking guy thinks he can scam anybody because hes so good looking. Lies then as hes got a daughter that needs a phone and he cant buy it for her he promises to pay it all back. No he wont ever be there for you. Scam for sure. Probably isn't a oil rig worker to start with. Bull is what it is. It will fall back on him FOR SURE

Mar 29, 2020
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Can't believe I fell for lies.
by: Anonymous

I'm usually good at spotting BS but I guess I let my radar down. I actually accepted a friend request from this Chinese guy named Albert chan. I didn't accept him right away not did I chat with him right away. When we first started chatting he started asking if I had Hangouts or Whatsapp. I told him neither. So I downloaded Whatsapp since I've used it in the past.

We started talking and omg it was like I met my prince. Very charming words. How could a women not fall for a man that is in the chic flicks movies. He stated he was 38 and birthday was March 1st. No kids and wife is deceased. Has no family. He stated he lives in Houston.

He told me he has been working on a 3 month project with Eni spa oil. He stated he was running the operation. He stated that he had to put his own money into this project and then he will get his payout once the job was completed. Stated that he does not have a phone since a previous incident occurred.

I have been skeptical from our chat until he sent me a video of the ship and a huge wave knocking down some of the crew. He later stated that it broke some machine and that he needed to come up with $30,000. He said that he was able to get $20,000 but was still short $10,000. He was sad that he was going to lose everything. Since he stated that the bank loaned him 4 million dollars because they held his house and car as collateral.
I told him how can I come up with that money and pleaded to help him in any way I can. He knows I don't have money but asked to see if I can do anything to help help. The last message he sent was a huge description of the company. I haven't heard from him since. It's day 2 with no contact. He stated he was close to Italy.

I came across here when I was searching the company and saw his profile pic on Google. The dates of article matched his time frame but saw one that doesn't. He also stated his project was coming to an end April 4

Mar 29, 2020
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Blair Pedersen
by: Anonymous

They always have many excuses. Camera doesn’t work, usually they are the only child, one daughter and parents are dead. Most are Europeans. They cry to show their emotion. Blair Pedersen that scammed for me for over 400k, finally sent a copy of his passport to me. I sent it to the Norway Embassy and they said it was fake. He told me they were living. Lol.

They’re sick, corrupt people. If they love you, you’ll meet them and they won’t ask for money.

Take care everyone.

Mar 29, 2020
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Report in Washington DC
by: Anonymous

Bangladesh. 202 342 1111

Info @ Bahrain embassy .org

Info @ bangladoot .org

202 244 0183

Be safe

Mar 29, 2020
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Report
by: Anonymous

Embassy of Germany in Abuja

Info @ abuja.diplo.de

Nigeria diplo. de

Info @ de. Us embassy. gov

info @ fbi. Gov

Nigerian ng. Us embassy . gov

Nigeria. + 1 800 345 6541

Abuja Nigeria FBI

011 234 9 461 4000

American Consultant Nigeria

011 234 1 460 3400

These guys lie drastically to rob you. They say they are from all over. Hope these help. If confused just Google as seen it will take you there. Be safe.

Remember they are very aware the world is under isolation and they know financial help is coming our way.

THEY WILL BECOME SWEETER THAN HONEY THEY ARE PREPARED WITH MORE SOB STORIES.

DONT GIVE IN TO THE THIEVES. YOU KNOW YOU NEED YOUR MONEY. WE HAVE NO IDEA THIS VIRUS WILL LIVE

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES

PSALM 91 AND GOD BLESS

Mar 29, 2020
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Oliver Frankieor likes to be called Leo
by: Anonymous

Claims to work on an oil rig in the North Sea. From Netherlands but lives in Dallas. He contacted me via LinkedIn. Oliver Frankie but likes to be called Leo as that’s his birth month. He said 1967 then 22 July. Not many contacts only women.

All the usual stuff - wife died in a gas explosion, separated from the current one for cheating. His English is poor. He provided lovely photos and his details for the company he works for. Christian God fearing man.

Said he loved me on day 3. Not asked for money but has lied about being able to get access to money because he works on a rig. He states his iPhone 11 camera is bad?? I asked for a voice recording and haven't got it, still I asked if he has Facebook and he said no he deactivated it but there is a photo of him still there so I sent a friend request to see what happens.

I will now string him along.

Mar 29, 2020
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Words With Scammer
by: Biggles777

Hello,

"I am almost sure it is a scam.....how can I tell"

You are here, that means you are not certain, not sure.

You met him on a game not a dating site or app. On that game they are everywhere. It is just a game with a chat app, not a dating service.

I'm talking to one I met on it who also says he works for Exxon. M***** R******

What "gratuity" could ExxonMobil possibly be paying? None at all. He is not going to settle for your number, he'll want more personal data as it appears he is lining you up to be a mule or launder money for him.

Sounds like you are in the USA, buy a cheap burner cell and use that number to protect your privacy. Ask, why would they notify you by phone and not email or the post?

Test him. Ask that he send you an email from his work account. It will end as @exxonmobil.com if it is anything else or he makes excuses, he does not work for them.


NB: Thank you to the woman for the shout out!

Mar 29, 2020
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Words with scammer 3-29-20
by: Anonymous

I got one who spoke intelligent but He will take all you have. Do not give him your phone number or any number or codes. He will open up more accounts under your number. Block him. A real man would not
want your number for his job. They are smooth talkers and very convincing.

Block and run. I lost all. Be careful.

Mar 29, 2020
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Words with scammer
by: Anonymous

I have a question about a possible scam. States he is an oil rig engineer, 2 small kids, wife died of cancer. Never asked for money but is requesting my phone number for notification from Exxon for gratuity he is expecting. I am assuming this is some type of scam. Met him on words with friends. But he seems intelligent and not speaking like some of the cryptic ones that try to talk to you.

I am almost sure it is a scam.....how can I tell

Mar 28, 2020
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SHOUT OUT TO BIGGLES 777
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the information you consistently provide. If others are like me, they have learned a lot from your posts (maybe a little late in my case, but better late than never!).

Mar 28, 2020
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Video calls
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your info on video calls. I still don't see how a scammer could put a fake profile picture up there and have it talking to you in real time answering specific questions. Do you understand what I'm trying to say??

Mar 28, 2020
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Faking it — scammers’ tricks to steal your heart and money
by: Anonymous

You can check out this website on scams.
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/07/faking-it-scammers-tricks-steal-your-heart-and-money?page=179.

It may provide some useful information. Stay safe and stay smart!

Mar 28, 2020
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Offshore oil rig scam
by: Biggles777

Hello

"Is there anyway I can report the account here in the US? Where is the best place to go to report this?"

Yes there is. Call the bank and ask to speak to the risk management group. Tell them the account has been used for fraud and most likely money laundering. If they take your call and the account details. When they know what the account is being used for they have to note that against the account. No matter the sum involved.

You can also report it to the FTA, FBI and most likely the Nigerian embassy in Washington. The embassy will want more like emails, names and anything else used by them against you.

For that, scroll deeper into this thread and a woman has posted on how to report to the Nigerian embassy.

Mar 28, 2020
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Video Calls
by: Biggles777

Hello

"Can someone explain how REAL TIME video calls can be manipulated? Thx"

That is a loaded question. A real time video call can be altered to the point it is totally fake. Example, I can turn myself from a man to a woman. There are apps available that alter the image of the person you are talking too. This can be done on Hangouts, Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Instagram and other sites and apps.

It might be as simple as them moving their cam directly at another video they are playing. If they do this, they'll say their having technical problems. Sound will be poor to non existent too.

If you Google your question a little, you'll find a lot on it. Here is a shortened link to a YouTube video on how to make a fake video call on Hangouts, by an African.

https://bit.ly/2QTfUNR

Mar 28, 2020
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Boss for oil rig
by: Anonymous

His name supposedly is Marcus Bradley owner of a pile rig on Alaska whose wife got killed in a car wreck. Has a daughter named Eva and he is Belgium from the UK

Mar 28, 2020
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Offshore oil rig scam
by: Unbelievable

This Asian man who works on an Oil Rig in Sicily Italy got me and made me able to send him money and it was like so quick and I got carried with his stories. He provided me a US bank account to deposit the money.

Is there anyway I can report the account here in the US? Where is the best place to go to report this?

Mar 27, 2020
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Video calls
by: Anonymous

Can someone explain how REAL TIME video calls can be manipulated? Thx

Mar 27, 2020
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Scammed
by: Biggles777

Hello

I'm talking to a similar man. His story changes as it is all lies. Says he is a petroleum dealer.

If you are posting here, you have doubts. So, test him. If he works with copper he should know the price of it.

I don't know how you communicate with him but like all he is probably on Hangouts. To test him chat with him as though you have feelings for him, he'll like that as it is love, that is what they do best and take money.

So, talk love for 10 minutes or so. Then just throw in a curve ball. If he works with copper he'll straight away correct you.

Tell him this. "I see cu is at $4,350" that is all you need to say. cu is the benchmark symbol for copper, the second is last night's closing price changed by $300 or so.

If he shows no sign of knowing what you are talking about. He does not work with copper.

Here is a link shortened to get you the correct price: https://bit.ly/3buJhhu

Here is what I did with the petroleum dealer I am talking with;

Him: Okay

Him: Am I ng sleeping now

Him: I will text you tomorrow okay

Me: Ooh okay I'll leave you be. I see WTI is at $22

Him: Honey I don't get you

As you see, he was off guard and in went my curve ball. He had no idea what I was talking about. WTI is the benchmark price of oil, I changed it by $2 a barrel. So, 23 years a petroleum dealer in Houston and he doesn't know the price of oil. Really?

Good luck

Mar 27, 2020
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Thomas
by: Anonymous

This is the fake profile of the one that scammed me. It's the MOST used fake profile for scammers!! The real guy is gay and is married and knows his profiles been used by scammers. I even saw a promotional ad from a dating group called mature dating or such. I wish I could remember the name now. They actually used his photo as someone being legitimate on their dating site!! I posted that they need to do better searching because this one particular fake profile is very well known. These dating sites don't do any checking. Anytime I see this guy's picture on any dating site I always report it. I'm hoping I could help some others from being scammed.
https://www.ripandscam.com/scammers-Captain Thomas-Madsen-9017.php

Mar 27, 2020
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Video calls
by: Anonymous

Video calls can be manipulated and edited. Dont fall for their excuses. If Anyone asks strangers for money Run! Dont chat with then report them

Mar 27, 2020
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Thomas
by: Anonymous

One guy that scammed me used Thomas in a number of his fake accounts. Or Captain Thomas or some variation. Beware of anyone going by those names. They also seem to use two first names as mentioned before.

If you have ANY doubt ask them to do a video call with you. If they give you ANY excuse on why they can't video chat it's a MAJOR red flag!!

Be careful folks!

Mar 27, 2020
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Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

StephenRichie1 just contacted me via Instagram a couple of days ago. Same exact story. Oil Rig worker - wife and son died in a car crash. From Denmark. Living in Florida. All photos are fake on Insta.

BE AWARE of this scam!!

Mar 27, 2020
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Scammed
by: Anonymous

My guy doesn't work on an oil rig and he says he works with copper. Says he has a 5 year boy and says his wife was killed in an accident. Has anyone ever talk to him he goes by jakobson.

Please if any one has talked to him please let me know

Mar 27, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Ginny goyden

I was scammed by Alex Thomas otherwise known as Michael Thomas for $8,000 and he's on the charm website

Mar 27, 2020
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Kelvin Mory aka William Markson
by: Biggles777

Hello

I don't usually do this but I just gave up on the person I was talking to.

Image sent was of an innocent man, search it and it is on a scam page. Kelvin Mory says he is on an oil rig but not where. That would be because he is in Ghana.

Other name used was Jerry Walters email;

jerrywalters150@gmail.com

Now uses this email;

williammarkson7070@gmail.com

If your name is Kelvin Mory why would you use an email with that name?

His last words to me;

"If I can get you i we get you arrested"

Really?

Mar 26, 2020
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Increasing facebook interest
by: Anonymous

I've noticed a sharp increase in people responding to my Facebook posts. People that are definitely scammers. As mentioned in a prior post they are probably targeting United States citizens because they are now aware of stimulus checks coming our way. Has anyone else noticed this in your Facebook accounts?

In response to another woman that said that guy she was talking to was supposedly working for maersk would you be willing to post some of his comments.

The one that scammed me said he was working for maersk also. I'd like to see if it looks like him. He is very sweet, respectful and had a fantastic grasp of the English language.


Mar 26, 2020
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Jeff Richard
by: Anonymous

Maybe this is the same person as Richard Mason. Richard mason & Jeff Richard is the same

Mar 26, 2020
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The Corona Virus
by: Anonymous

I am sure most of us on this site have been affected by the Corona Virus. I am in the US.

My scammer stopped sending me messages as once again, I refused to send him "assistance". He did reveal himself to be Nigerian to me a while ago.

I never blocked him on F/B Messenger because I never felt threatened by him.

The other day I received a message from him that we had a good government in America because out government was sending us all $1000. Can you believe that! He never asked how I was during this crisis, nor does he really care. I am sure his eyes lit up and his palms got sweaty when he thought I would get some money.

Well now that amount is $1200. Of course, it has not been voted on to finalize and it will still be weeks. But now he is keeping in touch with nice sentiments.

Anyone else that is in the US have that happen to them??

Stay safe out there.

Mar 25, 2020
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Facebook
by: Anonymous

Seems to me the only reason these scammers want you on facebook, words with friends is to have access to your contacts. They will use you and steal from you and leave you a wreck and broke. They move from identity to identity. All a facade.

Dont wast your money or heart on these creeps

Mar 25, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for George Michael claiming to be from Jacksonville Florida working on an oil rig in Australia. Claims his wife and son was killed in a car accident. Was raising twins.

He is a sweet talker but you can tell his words come from a book. Wanted you to send Amazon gift cards. Also to send pictures. I told him he had access to his money so he would have to get his own cards. That I didn't do business over the internet.

Mar 25, 2020
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Jeff Richard
by: Anonymous

To answer your question about Jeff Richard but you said his name was James Richard yes I talked with him on hangouts

Mar 25, 2020
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Does he think I’m that stupid?
by: Anonymous

So he contacts me a week after threatening to post pictures of me online if he doesn’t get money. Says he misses me. WTF? I wanted to go off on him but stopped myself.

He still has pictures that he could use. I’ll just ignore him. I guess he wants to give it another try for money.

Mar 25, 2020
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Oil Rig Engineer Scam
by: Anonymous

His name is Carl Anthony. Claims to be working with Maersk Drilling, Copenhagen as an Engineer. Hails from Canada. Has a son, Alvin but has lost the wife to cancer. On final leg of his contract and would soon retire in July, 2020.

Very nice to chat with. Sent pictures of his son and himself with deceased wife. I chatted mainly with him about the word of God since he said he was an ophan, lonely and had only his son, no friends, just work colleagues.

He responded to all my messages with such love and care, asking that I take him as a brother when I told him I was married. Just as I was about to send him pictures of myself and family, which he requested, I noticed some inconsistency in his messages and suspected he was a scam and blocked him.

Today I noticed he was asking to be friends on Facebook but I ignored this. I never confronted him with the fact that he was a scam. I quietly blocked him. We had chatted as pen pals for a month. He hadn't asked for money, guess he was waiting for the right time.

Thank God, I escaped!

Mar 25, 2020
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Re:jeff richard
by: Anonymous

Do a lot more research. He is not who he says he is. Check out other websites as well. Sounds just like the man that scammed me. Block him and run! Romancescamanow.com is another website. Big article on Nigerian scammers from the BBC. Too easy to make millions off other peoples emotions. Scammdiggers.com is another place to check.

Mar 25, 2020
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Jeff Richard
by: Anonymous

Im sure this was the man I was talking too, strong accent, very charming, from Cardiff Wales, godly. He has the contract, but finishing soon,
and all of a sudden needs money to pay his men as investors are still holding back on his payment, turns nasty when you say NO, turns it onto you that you are selfish for not helping him.

His name is SHAEN PATRICK KENNEDY and he had a Linkden account and gmail account but all false, photos vanish as soon as you say NO!!

Block and run I say


Mar 25, 2020
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Kelvin Brown on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello. I made an effort with these people. I have posted a page elsewhere on this site with photos and the scam.

They're very good at PhotoShop. I take a look at how to pick that up. If you're in love you'd believe they're real photos.

Also, being criminals, they try to attack your computer in a very clever way.

If you'd like, have a read here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/kelvin-brown-shell-oil-rig-contractor-and-united-nations.html

Mar 25, 2020
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LARRYROGAL1985
by: Anonymous

If anyone is exchanging texts or emails. He is a SCAMMER!!! Block him!

Mar 24, 2020
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Jeff richard
by: Anonymous

This sounds like the guy I talked to but his name was James Richard. Did you talk to him through hangout.

Mar 24, 2020
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Re: still playing out
by: Anonymous

Re: I guess I keep hoping either he is real or I will get at least some of my money back. He wiped my bank account plus more out, and is demanding more. The things he has said to me lately have been horrendous, including he hopes I die alone and poor. 

Well that says it all!!! He doesn't care about you and is ONLY in it for the money! Block him and stop hoping he is real. It's obvious he is not!! So sorry for you.

Just block him and walk away. In pray that the Lord will heal you.

Mar 24, 2020
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They are Using COVID-19
by: Biggles777

Hello. As we are dealing with criminals they have no moral compass. They are now using the COVID-19 pandemic to scam

They know love and money. Their stories are built on lies. Suddenly some are now in Spain and Italy. One, without any explanation went from an oil rig to Italy in a day. Really? That is not possible.

Another has become a ship designer and is sending photos of a cruise ship in isolation.

Fake Italian National Identity cards are being used. I will post one elsewhere on this site soon.

So, if their story changes, be very cautious. Ask their story, it is all lies and they will trip up.

Mar 24, 2020
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Exchange Pictures
by: Biggles777

Hello Sharon. I have scammer images as does this site.

Happy to exchange some if you wish. I have emailed the address you gave.

You can clearly identify it is me from the email used.

Mar 24, 2020
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Still playing out
by: Anonymous

KAREN I’m so sorry he did that to you. What was he saying to you to clean you out like he did. I wish you wouldn’t have given him that money KNOWING you need it for your life or death health. What a scoundrel he is.

That’s horrible. I pray you get the financial help that you need for your transplant. Do a go fund me.

Mar 24, 2020
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Jeff Richard
by: Anonymous

Has anyone spoke with Jeff Richard? Very charming, romantic & claimed his love for me after a few days. He said he was from Roath Cardiff Whales but lived in CA. Has a strong accent. He said he is on a contract on an oil rig and he is the boss. Said he's retiring after this job is done. I am sure he is a scammer though.

We have been talking for a month. He hasn't asked me for anything yet but I am sure it was coming. I called him out on things he said but he always had an excuse for everything and after reading on this site yesterday I really let him have it yesterday evening & haven't heard from him since.

Mar 24, 2020
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LET'S PRAY!
by: Jayna Dinnyes

Last year I was scammed briefly by one but did NOT lose any money. Only my heart was left bruised but now more wise! The "new" Corona virus is shutting things down everywhere in the States. Let's HOPE that those crowded Web rooms of scammers in Nigeria get shut down or that they ALL get the virus! LOL

Mar 24, 2020
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Jackson rodriguez oil rig engr from mexico working in L.a california good looking /
by: Anonymous

Has anyone here chatted with a name jackson rodriguez who is from Mexico working in California as an oil rig engineer. We chatted on Instagram then suddenly he told me to go hangouts. We chatted everyday and i saw him on a video call and it appears to be him in the photos.

Can you please kindly comment whether he is a scam or real !!!!

Mar 24, 2020
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Still playing out
by: Anonymous

Your story sounds like a tape recording of my scenario. I guess I keep hoping either he is real or I will get at least some of my money back. He wiped my bank account plus more out, and is demanding more. The things he has said to me lately have been horrendous, including he hopes I die alone and poor.

I was hoping for a liver transplant without which I cannot live, and that has now become impossible in the financial bind he has put me in.

Bless all of you going through this. It is truly devastating and demeaning.

Karen

Mar 23, 2020
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Steve Morrison
by: Anonymous

Sure sounds a lot like one I am talking to. Civil engineer Norway born in Poland and has a son. Very religious very sweet and very romantic. Lot of bad luck on project. Has accent. I’m not out much money yet. I did find the picture he gave me belonged to someone else. As of now I don’t have a picture of him. Started on WWF also.

Mar 23, 2020
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Steve Morrison
by: Anonymous

Met on WWF and had light pleasant conversation starting out with where are you playing from? His profile picture he’s playing the violin and I asked if he played professionally. He was respectful and polite and we had an immediate’ connection’.

I’m a recent widow and he said his wife had died 2 years ago and he was an only child himself and they had no children due to her medical condition. He’s an independent civil engineer who soon left for his final contract in Oslo, Norway. When he arrived he said he had forgotten to make arrangements for his Apple Music account and asked for $300 in Apple gift cards so he can listen to his gospel music which gives him much comfort.

I said that I was unable to send him money and he was angry and manipulative until I finally gave in. He professed his ‘love’ very early and called me ‘Queen of my Heart ‘. He said he is a wealthy man and wants to complete our bucket list together when he’s retired in a few months. He sounds very heartfelt and genuine and uses scripture and prayer in his scam.

He’s very good and very charming. His conversation was never inappropriate or off color. He was extremely sweet and said he values a woman’s heart over her appearance. Beauty will fade but a good heart will not. We chatted and even talked for hours a day.

He said he’s from Poland but has lived in the US for 30 years and is a citizen, but still has a strong accent. I found the pictures he sent me on a reverse lookup site and he claimed they were stolen from Facebook years ago and he has reported it to the FBI. Then I found a video of a man named Luca G who lives in Italy and says his pictures have been stolen and used by multiple scammers but he is happily married and not on line seeking relationships.

I was duped by him for 3 months and fell for more than one of his pleas for rescue from horrible circumstances.

Block him and run. You will loose your heart your mind and your money. He will have an answer for anything you bring up as a possible inconsistency.

Don’t argue just run.

Mar 23, 2020
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Luca
by: Anonymous

Reference post:
Mar 23, 2020

Italian guy named Luca
by: Anonymous

To the person who put a story about the guy named Giovanni Luca, ask him if he ever went by Bertino Luca. This story is just like he told me, wife cheated, one son etc etc

No sense in asking as they will lie anyway!

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck... then it's a duck! Or should I say scammer!!



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Italian guy named Luca
by: Anonymous

To the person who put a story about the guy named Giovanni Luca, ask him if he ever went by Bertino Luca. This story is just like he told me, wife cheated, one son etc etc.

Block him and run away ASAP. He will break your heart.

Mar 22, 2020
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Mark Lawrence
by: Anonymous

Has anyone on here been scammed by this guy. He is good almost makes me wish he was real. He works in greece for BP

Mar 22, 2020
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Website to check for scammers
by: Anonymous

https://www.ripandscam.com

This website looks like it's got a lot of information in it and a lot of ways to search. I'm sure they don't have every scammer in there but at least it's a start. Hope it helps someone.

Mar 22, 2020
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Gastro Surgeon
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a name Randall Nichols, he claimed to be a Surgeon. We started light chatting for now but I'm just curious after hearing all scammers can do or say anything they wish just to get your attention. He hasn't ask to go Hangouts, yet. But watch the space.

Mar 22, 2020
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Giovanni Luca con artist
by: Anonymous

Any info on Giovanni Luca? Italian. Supposed oil rig consultant from Dallas Texas that is now in the North Sea oil rig working on an independent project. California phone number 9494037733

Says he is divorced. His wife cheated on him. Lived in California when he was married and did his masters program there.

Only child, his mother lives in Italy and his father deceased.

Mar 22, 2020
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Admin question
by: Anonymous

Hi admin. Is is there any way to rearrange this page so that we could reply directly under certain posts like we do on Facebook. It would make search topics and searching names Etc a lot easier. Thx

ED: Unfortunately not. The software is designed to keep all posts under one thread in date order.

Mar 22, 2020
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Sterling Bruce
by: Anonymous

Sterling Bruce. Do you know the real person. Whose identity was stolen.

Mar 20, 2020
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Paul Mcharty
by: Biggles777

Hello. I'm sorry he got you. If you look further into this thread he has been mentioned before.

Look around November or December last year and you can find more on him.

Interesting in that he does not change his name.

Mar 20, 2020
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Words of advice
by: Anonymous

Don’t chat with strangers! It will save you money and emotional heartache

Mar 20, 2020
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Adam Walker
by: Anonymous

Encountered him on Instagram. Seemed sincere. Loaded Hangouts and chatted for several weeks. Said he loved me quickly. Took me a bit longer. I got him some gift cards he said he needed. I wish I had found this site sooner because he checked all the boxes in the list.

Widower, raising son alone, Christian, engineer on an oil rig in the a gulf, jealous, wanted to sext, could not talk on the phone or take pictures. Sadly he got some money from me and some pictures.

Then when I would not give him more he threatened to blackmail me. I deleted my Facebook, Hangouts, Twitter and Instagram accounts. He contacted me on my gmail and I blocked him.

Live and learn. I had never done anything like that before. Won’t again. An expensive lesson.

Mar 20, 2020
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Paul Mcharty
by: Anonymous

This guy is good! He scammed me out of 2,000.00 them after 5 months he sent me a check to repay me (or so I thought) the check came back as unable to locate account. I can’t figure out what was the purpose of doing that. Of course my bank charged me 30.00 for it being a bad check.

I have filed with the FBI and with the bank.

No-one does anything so they just get away with it

Mar 20, 2020
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Re: Marcus Newton
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of a Marcus Newton, but I'll look him up quickly. There's one who is an Orthopedic Surgeon in Durant, OK. Scammers claim to be doctors, too.

Mar 20, 2020
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Looking
by: Anonymous

He says he works for BP and he is in Greece and has a son in Alabama. Very nice guy but needed money to fly home so we could get married. Mark Lawrence

Mar 19, 2020
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Scam or not
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a Marcus Newton from North Carolina Charlotte? Also a petroleum engineer

Mar 19, 2020
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Peter Mayer
by: Anonymous

He claimed that was his name. We texted for nearly a month. He said he loved me. Eventually he claimed there was trouble with the pump and to buy the chemicals he needed £5,000 and if he didn't get it he couldn't complete the contract. When I refused he got extremely angry.

Mar 19, 2020
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Claimed to be only 2 days on a dating site and
Very romantic. Claims his name was Peter Mayer with a strong South African accent. We texted for a month more than once a day. He claimed there was a problem with the pump on the rig, and he was an independent contract driller and had 13 in his crew and they needed to order a certain chemical and the the price had gone up and he needed £5,000 to finish the contract.

When I refused he got very angry.

Mar 19, 2020
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Something I've noticed
by: Biggles777

Hello. "I've noticed that a lot of these scammers are using two proper names ie. John Mark, James Thomas and such. I wonder why that is??"

Two reasons for that.

1: They steal the photos but not the name of the person whose photos they use.

2: Look a little closer, their names are usually two first names, or Christian names, making up the full name they are using.

By doing the second there is far less chance you will be able to find them or any of their online footprint, if they have one. They hide.

If you see names similar to those you mention chances are you are talking with a scammer. Take a look at this thread in more detail and what you raise is very common.

Mar 19, 2020
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Reply to something i noticed
by: Anonymous

They all seem to use gmail and have a number at the end of their name

Mar 19, 2020
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Something I've noticed
by: Anonymous

I've noticed that a lot of these scammers are using two proper names ie. John Mark, James Thomas and such. I wonder why that is??

Mar 18, 2020
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Looking for
by: Anonymous

Any one got anything on mark Lawrence. Works in Greece

Mar 18, 2020
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CAREFUL
by: Anonymous

If they tell you my picture has been stolen and
being used to scam innocent people. BEWARE. RUN.

Mar 18, 2020
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HenryLeo Steve oil rig engineer
by: Biggles777

Hello. Well done on going with what you felt was wrong, you spared yourself emotionally and financially.

You've also done a great job in telling others about this person. I'd like to add a point.

"He wanted me to get him an Amazon gift card, It was for his son's birthday and he wanted to get him something special I guess he was trying to play on my emotions."

Yes, he is playing on your emotions but the main thing he is doing is testing you. Or as I would say "sounding you out" as to whether you'll pay.

A lot of them use this ruse to find out if they can scam you and its always a card for their kid. Well they all claim to have money or be on their last contract.

If that is the case, why can't they have their nanny do it or order one on online?

This lady has pointed out the biggest red flag you can get on being scammed.

Mar 18, 2020
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Re: Some Signs To Watch Out For
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Anonymous, I agree that it can't hurt to watch for these signs. Mine happened to use some of those stories, from "I lost my wife to cancer/car accident/illness no one's ever heard of" to "I've been mugged/beaten/shot" and everything in between. They ask us to be mules, too, which should raise all our hackles.

Those tips you posted may be dated, but very relevant and important.

Mar 17, 2020
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HenryLeo Steve oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

I've been reading the comments from everyone and they are quite interesting. I started chatting with someone, HenryLeo Steve. He was nice and I enjoyed talking to him. He wanted me to download Hangouts and I told him I couldn't that my phone wouldn't let me. He was very persistent and told me to keep trying. So I figured why not and told him I did. We continued chatting and he told me he was divorced with a fourteen-year-old son and that he lived in California.

I had heard similar stories from other men that I talked to on word wars. I figured it couldn't hurt to talk to someone so I continued talking to him. Right away he said he had fallen in love with me which I told him was unusual since he didn't even know me but he said he could tell by our communication.

After about 2 weeks he asked if I could do him a favor. In my gut I knew he was going to ask for money but I just wanted to see where this was going. He wanted me to get him an Amazon gift card, It was for his son's birthday and he wanted to get him something special I guess he was trying to play on my emotions.

He told me he was an engineer and worked on an oil rig like so many of the other people that I have read about. I asked what caused them to get divorced. He told me they were married for 12 years and she was a drug addict and tried for years to help her and finally had to take care of himself and his son and what was best for them.

He finally gave me his phone number so he could text me and when I researched it it shows the numbers from North Carolina. I confronted him with this this evening and asked for an explanation. I still haven't heard a reply from someone who was constantly texting me.

Please share this with anyone you know he might be looking for love even though I wasn't. I made him aware that I was married and that we would only be friends. I wasn't scammed but there are so many who are vulnerable and I would hate for them to be scammed by these creeps.

Mar 17, 2020
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Some tips to lookout for
by: Anonymous

This is a little dated, 2012, so some of the terminology is out of date but the concept is still the same.

More signs that you are being scammed

PostMon Oct 22, 2012 5:37 pm

1) they contact you, claiming to be from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Western Europe
2) their English sucks, though they claim to be the native English speakers and they say "am" instead of "I am"
3) they give you their email or Yahoo ID in the first 1-2 messages and want to get off-site and chat on messenger
4) they are widowers, their wives died in the horrible car or plane crashes, they raise "a kid" alone, or (if they are females) they are recovering from a bad relationship with a cheating ex.
5) they chat with you, send love letters (stolen from elsewhere and easily googled), sometimes send little gifts, purchased with stolen CC
6) they talk to you on the phone and sound African, but you think it's a sexy "Italian" accent.
7) women send you nude pictures, you can bet they are stolen from porn sites
8) often, they propose you marriage or promise to marry you
9) they even send you "documents": bad photoshopped passports and stuff
10) you are hooked, you are in love

I know this is discussed to death, but it can't hurt having more lists that those with experiences with scammers can add more. I notice that sometimes their game switches up, or that there are other signs about them that are not always stressed, that might be useful to add onto a list for potential victims to watch out for.

Here are things I would like to add to look out for that I have found coming from scammers.

1.) In yahoo instant message they adore the "BUZZ" button. They tend to bang on that thing like it's their job. You don't respond within seconds or minutes and wind up with the every annoying "BUZZ" Sometimes consecutively.
2.) They fall for you too fast. Pushy for relationships. You've talked to them for days and suddenly they are adoring you, falling in love, strong connection to you, etc. They even push the love thing even if you tell them you aren't interested.
3.) Some are claiming to be going for masters degree/post grad, etc. asking for money for certificates or journals for school.
4.) To expound on the bad English, they seem to not capitalize most anything and often sound mentally challenged. They also often say the phrase "I will love to know more about you" or some variation. Oh and "Communication is key" or some variation of that.
5.) Their IPS tend to be either nigerian or black hole proxies that are shared (often starting like 172.....)
6.) They are most always god fearing and christian, Catholic in particular. AND they are most often in search of a god fearing mate.
7.) They don't care whether or not you are god fearing, and sooo christian like they are. (remember they just make those claims simply because that's what they think you want to hear and is appealing)
8.) They emphasize the obvious! As in looking for an "honest" and "sincere" person not into games. Who isn't right? (sometimes real people might do this, but the scammers have at least one or more of the above traits in addition)
9.) The men are using the "cheating ex" thing more and more these days just like the make believe females.
10.) They tend to ignore questions. Maybe answering some but not much of them.
11.) They don't mind your age, gender, sexual preference, or anything about you. (Why would they? They want money. I've even baited some that went after male friends, pretending I was a lesbian just to show my friends how they will be lesbian if I want them to be just for the sake of the scam.)
12.) They claim how much they loved your profile even if your profile is hardly filled out and really too basic to love.
13.) They typically try hard to get you to email them first, or get into web cam with them.
14.) I am finding more these days that some want to go straight to phone texting. Probably they keep trying to approach each other by mistake and this is their way of making sure you aren't one of them.
15.) They may stress that they have a combination of exotic nationalities. Mexican-chinese mix, etc.
16.) They sound like they just fell out of a romance novel and came to life for you. They are perfect in every way, have all the right stuff about them.
17.) They are oh sooo tired of being alone, and seem desperate for a relationship.
18.) Very commonly, their occupation is some kind of Engineer, construction worker, goods trader.
19.) 99.9% of those claiming to be in the military while on dating sites, especially deployed in Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, especially on "peace keeping" missions, are scammers.
20.) They tend to go into this long drawn out story about their life history, profiling their upbringing, mom and dad to you, etc. Usually their parents are late/deceased too.

That's my list so far, I am sure there can be more to add. Not ALL will happen at once, nor will the scammer show ALL the traits. But you will find a healthy combination of whats on the lists above.

I guarantee you there really is plenty of fish in the sea that are for real, and you don't need this. I've had more than enough experience with REAL people and FAKE mugus (nigerian scammers) to be able to confidently say, REAL people do not show these signs. Think about how YOU dialogue with others. Real people will dialogue a lot like you do. Its a free flow convo, and getting a real person to answer questions is not like pulling teeth unlike with a mugu.



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Engineer Mark Muller - Desga Construction Ltd
by: Kathy

I found out the scammer from England, phone number +447512627859. He stole photos of a Ukraine politician to post on Tinder dating App.
He told me he got a huge project of a 25 story condominium awarded 50 million British pounds.
When he sent me the Contract Awarded Certificate I surely knew he was a scammer.

Although I had not asked about his passport yet, he sent me it. After I saw the passport, I determined once again he is a scammer exactly. I
hope all women need to be careful and more mindful, and never believe sweet words that scammers gave us, as no-one can love easily like that?!!

Dont lets lose money, sisters!!!

Mar 16, 2020
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Question by Wondering
by: Biggles777

Hello. To add, this will help you find the person you are talking with on Hangouts. The scammers leave a clue you can use the moment you connect with them on the app.

When you accept the chat invitation it stays visible in the app for you. 6 out of 10 will have a photo in their chat profile.

Use the Chrome browser as it allows a Google search. Mouse over the other persons chat profile, don't open, once you're over the image. Right click and select "Google search for this image"

In 5 out of the 6 I mentioned the search returns were of a man with a different name(s) than the one I am speaking with.

They all say they are on an oil rig or ship.

Mar 16, 2020
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Response to "they are all not evil"
by: Anonymous

Several weeks ago someone wrote that some had revealed themselves to her and that they are just poor and young etc. YES, they are all evil.

Their main purpose is to scam as many women as they can. Their goal is MONEY. They will reveal themselves as just another way to reel you in thinking that if you see them the feelings will be there and you will then fall for their lines of BS.

The one I had finally revealed himself because he wanted me to travel to Nigeria and he knew I was suspicious. We did a video chat and yes, he was a young Nigerian.

After still professing his undying LOVE, he asked for my assistance in helping him with this "business" and asked for $10,000 US Dollars.

Then it was rent money, food money etc. etc. Funny thing, he called me on a video chat while he was getting a shave and a hair cut!

Guess someone sent him the money for that.

It wasn't me.

So, maybe EVIL is not the right word. How about "soulless" or without a conscioness.

They have NO FEELINGS for us white American older women.

They just want our money.

Yes, they are as nice as they can be. But when you keep refusing them, they call you all kinds of names.

Let us not be naive!

Do not send them any money.

Mar 16, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

milwellace59@gmail.com, johnnic822@gmail.com, et al

Recap of male scammers: email addresses, names and phone numbers used in scams recently posted on Scamdigger and Romancescam, as of 4/24/2019

EMAILS

adams.smith122@gmail.com
alenrayd@gmail.com
andykomona@gmail.com
antonio70_ricci@outlook.com
armymatt413@yahoo.com
chanluong214@gmail.com
chrisryg60@gmail.com
destinycampbell165@gmail.com
dicksonfrank311@gmail.com
dosiermarkfelix121@gmail.com
filippov4eka@yandex.ru
jameskim231@gmail.com
Johnnic822@gmail.com
joshporter377@gmail.com
kennethd828@gmail.com
lillycarlos386@gmail.com
loejim161@gmail.com
louis112mark67@gmail.com
milwellace59@gmail.com
nelsonmacaul619@gmail.com
Piercebrendan007@gmail.com
rodriguezjay004@gmail.com
soldier01armstrong2010@gmail.com
tommyhenry4413@gmail.com
williamsjmark963@gmail.com

NAMES

Allen Raymond
Andy Komana
Chan Luong
Chris Ryg
Christopher Cheramie Matt
Dante Zauli
Destiny Campbell
James Chibuzor
James Kim
Jay Rodriguez
Jim Loe
Johnathan Mark Williams
Josh Porter
Kenneth Daniel
Mark Felix Dosier
Wallace Green

PHONE NUMBERS

+447803585366
+60109240379
+4915124924728
972-383-9899
430-342-1783
518-655-9943
805-420-2993

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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Asked to be friends on Facebook. Image and story sounds similar to John Paul in the other post except his name is Frank Larry. Terrible sentence construction. Claims wife died 4 years ago yet shows picture of himself with wedding ring on. Really keen to communicate on Hangouts and get me off Facebook. Was the oil rig story.

Mar 16, 2020
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Offshore engineer scam
by: Anyone

Photo is an Asian man, born in Sweden and grows up in Sweden, looks professional. 55 years old, without children, parents dead, late wife cheated him and had sex with his best friend, so he has no friend after that, no relatives, so he is taking a big project in the sea of Sicily of Italy.

Very romantic, every sentence with my dear, tell you that it's fate and you are the right woman for him to fall in love again, once the project is done, he will come to see you and you don't have to worry about money.

He will get rich after the project is done. He likes to share everything with you, just like his father and mother did. You're the queen, you are the princess, you are the angel, lots beautiful words.

Then the drilling pump is broken, and he can't finish the project, and he has no-one can help to buy a new pump, only you. If you persist and say no, he calls you with WhatsApp, but his accent is Nigerian.

Mar 15, 2020
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Scammers Arrested In Atlanta
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That's great news! :) On another note, I'm blocking friend requests on Fitbit. :)

Mar 15, 2020
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Arrested
by: Anonymous

Some scammers got arrested in Atlanta! https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2020/03/15/fbi-arrests-nigerians-others-over-30m-atlanta-based-scams/

Report all scammers!

Mar 15, 2020
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Oil rig scammer or not
by: Anonymous

Please don’t give him a penny as he is a scammer and don’t give money from your family or anyone for him. Trust me you will never see him. You can’t believe anything he says as they are all lies. Trust me I know first hand as my scammer said the same thing. Please don’t send naked pictures of yourself as he will ask you to do a lot of things the closer you get. Listen to your instincts and watch the red flags and you will see a lot.

Wish you the best.

Mar 15, 2020
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Tom magnus
by: Anonymous

Don’t become his mule. It is trouble for you and it is illegal. Move on. He is not real

Mar 14, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I was told within three days I was loved and he wanted to marry me. Claimed he was a Christian, the whole nine yards but luckily I work for a bank and see scams everyday. I did let my guard down for a bit because I am a widow and want someone but was still watching the words carefully then boom it came "Please send me a 300usd steam card.

I knew immediately it was over. I told him I wasnt sending nothing and deleted everything. He went my William Manson.

williamanson3@yahoo.com

He claimed he worked on an oil rig in Poland on the Baltic sea and he had access to nothing. I have done searches and can find nothing on him. The company he claimed to work for was a legitimate company.

Mar 13, 2020
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Mules
by: Anonymous

I read this article on how a woman who was used as a mule was arrested for money laundering. I have attached a link. Everyone beware and don't send money or transfer money.

https://romancescamsnow.com/dating-scams/breaking-news-scam-victim-turned-into-money-mule-arrested-in-west-virginia/

Mar 13, 2020
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Re: Question
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, to Biggles and the person who asked a question about why scammers want to know if you're on Hangouts.

I came across this on Hangouts myself two years ago and they get mad if we're not on Hangouts ALL the damn time, or ever, as if Hangouts is the be-all and end-all of our lives. It's not and neither is any social media. Yeah, most of us are on one form of social media or another, but we have real-life responsibilities to attend to and goals we want to achieve. Being someone's girlfriend, boyfriend, "wife", etc. is not one of those goals. In short, they don't like us having our own lives to live. Well, tough cookies to them.

Stay safe, brothers and sisters.

Mar 12, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Recently I received a Facebook friend request from a very handsome man whose name was John Paul. On the request we shared mutual friends. The picture he used was of a very handsome man that appeared to be around my age. I am a widow and he was a widower. On his Facebook page he was from Albany, NY.

We went from Facebook to messenger and then he wanted to move our conversations to Hangouts. He quickly fell head over heals in love with me. He was going to spend the rest of his life with me and loving me until the end of time. I knew this was a scam because I had already checked with mutual friends that had never heard of him as well as using other sites to verify my findings.

He is a drilling extraction engineer on a ship. Bottom line is he wanted me to request his vacation from the oil rig. To do this I would have to pay upfront for someone to replace him while he was on vacation with me. My cost for love would have been $2,000 for 2 months and 2 weeks.

Today his Facebook page vanished and so did he. BEWARE of John Paul. The price for his undying love goes as far $7,000 for 7 months and 2 weeks of his love at your home. Don’t worry this woman has left his dead ass at sea somewhere off the cost of Mexico. He says he works for Diamond Oil and Gas Company. He did not get one dime of my money and I do not want him to get anyone else’s money either. I have never heard so much romantic BS in my life.

Like I said BEWARE OF JOHN PAUL. In his picture he is a handsome man with salt and pepper gray hair with a mustache and a very well trimmed beard. I would post a picture if I could, but the image is stolen and that would hurt the man and his family who has had their Facebook account hacked.

Don’t fall for JOHN PAUL!!!!

Mar 12, 2020
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Tom Magnus
by: Faybow

Hi there, has anyone heard about Tom Magnus? He said he is a road constructor engineer work in Turkey for the government on contract at the moment. He asked me to login to his bank account to transfer money for him, got some money though, and later on he said the account was blocked because of insecure login and started asking for money to help.

He is living in Florida and has a daughter and divorced 4 years ago.

Mar 12, 2020
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Beware of Scammers on Fitbit
by: Anonymous

I'm sure I'm not the only one who notices scammers on Fitbit, but just to be on the safe side, block scammers on your Fitbit app.

https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Be-Inspired/Beware-of-Scammers/m-p/3253150/highlight/false#M49852

Stay safe,

Mar 11, 2020
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Oil rig scammers or not
by: Anonymous

I have met someone called Chris Lloyd on Facebook. He told me a very emotional story of how he lost a parent and shut doors for love. He promised to marry me and showered me with love and hope for the future. He told me he was waiting for a contract to go to Italy on an oil rig and he is a drilling engineer.

He asked me to pray for him. I did and he came back from the meeting and said they gave him the contract and he will be leaving with the team to Turkey first to buy materials and move to Italy to start the job. He texted me every morning, lunch time and after work. He promised me that when he comes he will be having a lot of money. I will leave my hated work and start business. He rang me on a video call before he left for Italy so I can see he is real. He put my photo on his Facebook profile but asked me not to tell everyone about our relationship because we can't trust people.

We will tell them after we got married. He was such a nice man not asking anything from me and worried about my safety all the time since I am the only person in his life. He called me his wife. We started Chatting on messenger from the first week if February. The last week of February he disappeared for 2 days. I was worried since the rig is so dangerous. When he came back he told me he was facing challenges at work. The drilling machine is broken and he needs to buy 6 springs. He said they told him it is & 30 000. He said he has 24,500 she needs 4500 to finish the job and he was not allowed to leave the rig without finishing. He told me he left his credit card at home. I should get the money and he will pay me back whatever he borrowed. He said I should borrow the money quickly as he needs to finish the job and come and meet. He is my husband. He made the vow with him that no-one can Separate us. I told him no-one is willing to borrow me that money. He told me to go and get it from loan sharks. He will pay me back. I am the only hope. He loves me so much that he didn't want to lose me. I told him I tried every where. He asked me what I want him to do. Do I want him to lose his job. Do I really love him. I told him I can't find the money.

He asked me how much I have in my hand. I told him I have only money for my family need until I get paid. He asked how much and I said 150. He said he will ask the secretary if she will accept that. He came back and said they refused the 150. I must go get 300 at least as a deposit and get 2500 dollars to help him. The work is Piling up. I told him I can't help him. He must leave me.

He was upset and said after loving me so much and promised the future now I want to leave him because he is facing problems. He still has my pictures on his profile waiting for money and disappeared. I checked his friends that comment in his photos and they are real but all Nigerians. I don't know whether he is real or scammers.

Sounds like one

Mar 11, 2020
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Website maintenance
by: Editor

The website will be under maintenance for the next 4 days so any new submissions/posts wont appear live until after that.

Apologies for any inconvenience

Mar 11, 2020
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Jordan Christopher / Maxwell Quintin
by: Anonymous

So I get an email from whom ever saying their passport was stolen and for me to contact their Barrister. Said they were in jail in Mexico. So I asked the name of the jail. Topo Chico Prision. Funny that prision was closed last year. Told him to contact the Belgian Embassy. He said they wouldn’t help me. The lies get wilder and crazier. Beware

Mar 11, 2020
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Question by Wondering
by: Biggles777

Hello. "Why do they want you to show when you are active on hangouts?"

Simple. They are criminals and do not trust you. They also want to control you and know as much about who else you are talking to as they are hiding. Two examples;

1: In this thread find my post on Harrison Devea he repeatedly asks me to show I'm active. Even sends me a screenshot on how to do it. He wants to see when I am online.

2: Also in this thread find my post on General Jeffrey Deweese. I could not post it all, but almost daily he asked if I was using Hangouts to talk to anyone else. In this case he said "secrecy". The real reason, he was hiding an obvious stolen identity.

When contact is made on Hangouts they all ask if you are talking to other men or who you use it with. This applies to women more than men.

Finally, if you show as active or not it is useless. Gmail which is what Hangouts is a part of. Shows you as logged in the moment you do until you sign out. To find out how, do this;

Hangouts has a chat window. Open it. If someone is online it will show bottom left of the chat window. It will even tell you what device they are using. A small cell phone icon for a phone and a small PC icon for a desktop.

They think they can hide on Hangouts but they can't.

Mar 11, 2020
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Serge Micheal on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello. Goes by several names, does a scam and vanishes, then comes back for more. Uses a fake bank with vanishing websites. There is more than one person involved. They are all Nigerian.

Photo shopped images of three fingers held for proof, US money laundering accounts and more with images including the Nigerian scammer.

All posted elsewhere on this site, link below.

https://www.watchforscams.com/serge-micheal-from-wwf.html

Mar 10, 2020
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Re: Question
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the person who asked about scammers wanting to know whether any of us has had someone asking us to be their mule or to send money, the answer is yes. One guy supposedly got himself robbed and beaten in front of his son in South Africa (it turned out that the guy never traveled there) and needed money to pay his hospital bill; another one claimed that he needed money to get off the rig; and one who claimed he needed someone to look after a box for him. I refused to do all three. Two got mad at me and one said he understood. Like you, I never sent any money to any of them.

If this guy is asking you to be his mule, don't do it.

Report, block, and run.

Mar 10, 2020
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Person asking where to find pics
by: Anonymous

I agree with some of the other comments. They all steal pictures from anyone and everyone and you might not ever find the initial picture. The main thing to acknowledge is that they are not in love with you as they try to act and they are just after your money.

You need to separate your heart from your head.

I was not trusting what my head was telling me and going with my heart. That's what got me in trouble. Cut it short. Cut your losses. As I mentioned organized crime could be involved and money laundering. You don't want to get tied up with that mess.

If you want to get an idea of how sick these people are and just how they legitimised they're scamming take a look at this YouTube video. It'll make you sick to your stomach. They actually feel that white people owe them this money.

https://youtu.be/U4kCN7TZ6us



The other person that posted had a good idea. If you want to see who you really talkin to ask them to put three fingers of their left hand up and have them take a picture of themselves at a certain location. I can guarantee you they will not be able to do this.

Mar 10, 2020
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Finding people
by: Anonymous

Try the site SKOPIO and also check on the romance scammer site as it shows pictures and names. Some of these oil rig scammers are on that site too

Mar 10, 2020
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Question
by: Anonymous

I have used Google images to try to find the man who scammed me. When I Google the images there was nothing. My question is there anywhere else I can find if the picture is stolen. I even pay on a site call catfish. They couldn't find the images anywhere.

I was wondering if the scammers really sent me the real pictures of him. But I know this guy I talk to is a scammer because he asked me for an apple card and he wants 2000 because he needs to fix something that is broken on the oil rig.

I have asked him if he is real and of course he say yes am. But what kind of man asks a women for money. I am try to get proof so I can catch on to his lie but I can't seem to find any. Like I said I even pay already but couldn't find the picture nowhere online.

If anyone can help please contact me. Thank you. Here is my email smlauar660@gmail.com

Mar 10, 2020
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Question and Question
by: Biggles777

Hello. I see two posts called Question and more than one question. I will try to answer.

Why do they want you to show when you are active on hangouts?

Simple, they're criminals and do not trust you. They want to know when you are on Hangouts so they can monitor when you're online. Look at a post I made on Harrison Davea, he repeatedly asks me to change my Hangouts settings to show online. Even sends a screenshot on how to do it. I refused.

They want control, I said no trust, when you first make contact they'll ask who else you use Hangouts with. Are you talking to any other men. They always say you're the only woman they are talking to. Why do they then ignore you for hours when they are clearly online? It is not just the "status" bar that shows if someone is online on Hangouts. Open their chat window and if they're hidden online it will still show them online and which device. Cell or PC.

How can you find out who the pics are really of?

You just have to make an effort. If you have enough doubt to want to find their photo then do it. Take your time and use every browser you can.

Chrome is good on Windows if you right click the image it does a Google search. It can miss.

So try IE with Bing and do the same right click.

Use this site I find a few here.

Tineye, Yandex (The Russians are very good and give similar pictures) Duplichecker, Oberio and more. As you can see there are many and if one doesn't find the image another will.

"He said they had made funds available to purchase the supply's but I would need to watch for return emails."

It may well be a company that has funds available. But from my experience they use them too. In short, that company is most likely a money laundering account. It will be taking deposits from other victims then laundering them on.

This sounds like you are in the USA so I'll say the company name ends with LLC. That is one step up from a company with a P.O. Box for an address.

Mar 10, 2020
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Reference anonymous questions
by: Anonymous

About finding out who is in the pictures is kind of random. I ran across a page that had a number of the most common pictures used for scammers. The way I personally found out the one that was scamming me is through a Facebook friend from South Africa. She said that picture is being used all over the place and they even had it on New Zealand news and South African news because so many women were being scammed by Thomas Madsen the real ship's captain from Denmark.

As far as what he's wanting you to do as an assistant it could be laundering money. Stay as far away as you can in any involvement. A lot of organized crime is involved in this too.

Mar 10, 2020
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Question
by: Anonymous

In answer to your question sounds like he wants you to be his mule. Illegal. Step away. Does it really make any difference what he looks like. They never reveal themselves. They are thugs and thieves. Run away

Mar 10, 2020
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Question
by: Anonymous

How can you find out who the pics are really of? I have seen where some of you traced down the owner of the pics and have tried to contact them. I was wondering how I can find the real guy in the pic.

I cannot find any digital footprint for him or his so called daughter. He says they are very careful and dropped all social media when his pics were stolen and used in these scams but I do not believe him.

He asked if I could be his assistant while he was on the rig doing his project for 3 weeks. I ask what that would entail and he sent me an email to some Company he was having to order supplies. He acted like I was his assistant in the letter and it was an order for supplies to fix something on the rig.

He said they had made funds available to purchase the supply's but I would need to watch for return emails. I made up another email and sent it. I received an email back several days later with the purchase price for the supplies in the amount $1,203,907.88.

He then said due to the spotty wifi he would need me to arrange payment to them so he could finish up. I didn't say anything and he said he'd give me access to his bank account. I told him NO I didn't want to do that and if he could email me he could just email them. He got frustrated and said he needed an assistant. When I asked him if they've provided funds why didn't the company do this he said I didn't know how his contract worked but the money was posted in his account.

He then noticed I had used a different email and got upset saying I didn't trust him and I was suspicious of him and I will be making him look like a fool and this will only hurt him starting his own company when he returns home. He is still mad and only text/emailing periodically.

Anyone had this happen? And what does it mean he's trying to do here.

Mar 10, 2020
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Question
by: Wondering

Why do they want you to show when you are active on hangouts?

Thanks

Mar 10, 2020
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Re: Benson Enger, Benson Juliet, or Benson Ben
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I looked up this Benson Juliet or whatever he calls himself and it seems to me that he has Googled the following names to use in his scams:

Christene Enger Benson Peterson (1877-1960)

Juliet Benson - mother who tried to protect her daughter from online bullying

Ben Benson - Owner of a steak house

In short, there's no man with any of those names.


Mar 09, 2020
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Harrison Davea on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello. I met one Harrison Davea on Words With Friends. Everything he says is a pile of lies. I spoke with him for 6 weeks and have his entire house of cards. He says he works for ExxonMobile on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

I selected what I could to show an oil rig scams key points. Images and key points are posted elsewhere on this site. Refer link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/harrison-devea-on-words-with-friends-exxonmobile-oil-rig-contractor-gulf-of-mexico.html


Mar 09, 2020
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Harrison Davea on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello. I put some effort into finding out about this chap. He is a scam simple as that. I have posted my conversations that show an oil rig scam and his images elsewhere on this site. He is just a liar. A link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/harrison-devea-on-words-with-friends-exxonmobile-oil-rig-contractor-gulf-of-mexico.html

Note to Ed. Any chance you can increase your 10,000 character limit? I made a case study on this scam.

ED. I will contact the site's software developers to see if this can be done. It is a default setting that I can't alter.

Mar 09, 2020
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Lucas Biden
by: Anonymous

Big Red Flag! He will start as sure as you please. The fact he has no social footprint, goes to Hangouts, has a Gmail account with numbers, dead wife, kids etc. means he is a total scammer.

Save yourself grief and money. Run away

Mar 09, 2020
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Raymondmartinez@hotmail.com
by: Anonymous

Hello everyone. If anyone knows Raymond Martinez, he said he works for an oil rig and he said he needs money. Please ladies dont believe him. Don't send any money to him. If anyone has any pictures of him please share them so everyone knows who he is. If he uses the same picture, here is my email if you would like to send them to me. Thank you and be careful ladies. My email address "smlauar660gmail.com"

Mar 09, 2020
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Lucas Biden, does he sound familiar?
by: Anonymous

Got a match with him in Tinder. Says he is from Finland but from Argentina, lived his youth and went to college in California. Wife and child were killed by a drunk driver 7 years ago. Now talking to me about a new oil rig contract and says he has a project coming up with Chevron. Says he is 47. Good photos, beach and holiday life.

Hasn't asked for anything but mentioned he has to pay to start this new contract. Been talking to him on Hangouts and his address is bide9786@gmail.com (numbers something like that) No social media presence.

Mar 09, 2020
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Still At It!!!!
by: Anonymous

This just happened to my mother. She is an older lonely woman whom believed every word this man said to her (and unfortunately this is not the first time) however this particular man went by the name of Thomas Anderson. Oil rig story - from Scotland story - a daughter that even sent a email to my mother calling her nana.

Anyway this swine has set her up for Several thousand dollars that she now owes to the bank. She is on social security and receives less than a $1000 dollars a month.

He gave her 2 names and two addresses. I looked up the woman's name and found her facebook page. She appears to be in the age bracket that he likes a widow, so someone he may be taking advantage of prior or right now.

On her facebook page she has the photo of Captain Thomas Lindegaard. This is the man that has had his actual identity stolen and the photo of him is being circulated to unsuspecting women.

Please anyone respond.

Mar 08, 2020
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Will25patrick@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

BEWARE OF THAT GUY. Patrick Michael Williams. HE IS A SCAMMER. I wasted 6 months of my precious life with this liar.

Mar 08, 2020
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Tony Williams
by: Anonymous

Do we have a picture of Tony Willams? I was scammed big time by a Tony James. Description is very similar. I found the real "face" here in the United States. I assume that his face was stolen. I tried to call but he wouldn't answer. I tried to friend him on facebook. He blocked me. I emailed him several times without any response from him.

This makes me wonder if maybe he is the scammer? If someone contacted me and told me that someone was using my face to scam people I would contact them right away.

Mar 08, 2020
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ulrika
by: Anonymous

Wow, I have just read what happened to you, this happened to me word for word, Sean Patrick Kennedy was his name, asking for 30 thousand pounds, he phoned me on his terms every day with his love for me, and thank goodness I woke up and saw the red flags in time.

Please all beware and stay strong, cut and run, shame on them!

Mar 08, 2020
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Reference Ulrika's post
by: Anonymous

Ulrika, he initially told you he was from scotland but when you actually talked to him what type of accent did he have?? I know it's hard to maybe fake a Scottish accent if you're from Nigeria or such.

Although I know some of these scammers have people in other countries with the proper accents and work along with them.

Mar 08, 2020
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will25patrick@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

He is still out there reaching out to women of a certain age group on the Professional career website for LinkedIn.com. His profile is a scam as it mirrors the profile for an Emil Wilbekin. A search of both names will result in the dual profiles using the same pictures of a daughter and a mother.

One profile shows the mother has passed away (Emil Wilbekin) and the other profile indicates she lives in Holland. The teenage daughter is the same person on both profiles.

Be careful out there.

Mar 08, 2020
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Benson Enger, Benson Juliet or Benson Ben
by: Anonymous

Did anybody hear about this guy. He scammed me out of a lot of money because he needed repairs on an oil rig. I had no Idea about all this scam business.

Who is the Guy that really is in these pictures???

Mar 08, 2020
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Ticked Off
by: Biggles777

Hello. You wrote the following, a little more for you

"I'm in but I am afraid that someone will let their scammer know about it like they do the scam site."

That might be true. The scammers do come here. But this is the safest anti scam site I know of. Others will not accept a VPN. This site is similar. But what sets this site apart is the Editor.

He knows a lot and reviews all posts, very few other sites do this. So he makes it a very safe environment for victims.

To add to my thought. If you set up a Facebook group and talk about it there, everything will be vetted. Plus when you vet those who join the Facebook group hat is double redundancy and very safe.

So if someone tells their scammer about the group, they have to get through this site and the Facebook group Admin.

If you have that, a scammer will find it very hard to join. They might get a little information but they won't be a member of any group or this site.

The reason I post here is because it is safe and secure. I believe you'd have no problem setting up a Group if you make people go through this site first.

Mar 08, 2020
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Fred vilgot and geary stefanson
by: Ulrika

I have been totally fooled by first one man claiming he was from Scotland living in Sweden and just when we were to meet he had to leave for an emergency oil rig disaster outside of Norway. All warning signs were there. After a week he loved me and wanted to marry. They are skilled. He bombarded me with love and promises and although your gut feeling sad NO i wanted it so much to be True.

3 days ago all hell broke loose when he suddenly called me at 5am in a panic. His oil pipes were held in customs in Dubai and he wanted me to transfer 26,000 dollars from HIS account to a bank in Dubai. He sent me his log in and password details and says see how much I trust you and you can see I have 15 million dollars in the account. When i Said no I cant do this its FRAUD and why did you not call your bank and make them help you. You can call me so why can you not make the transfer yourself.

Then he went wild and started to SCREAM at me I dont want to be with a woman Who will not support me in Times of crises. He Said show your love and give me 8000 dollars or 6000 dollars or 4000 dollars to prove your love to me. When I Said no i dont have any money he Said lie to your parents or friends and say you are in need. It all ended yesterday when I confronted him that his passport was not genuine. I saw many mistakes as I wrote from which African country are you from. Are you woman or a man etc and then he made his last and wrote Please forgive me. I Will be home next Thursday and I still love you but please I need 4300 dollars and if you give me this I know you love me. I said you will never get money from me and he blocked me from the hangout app we had used to communicate.

I feel stupid and heart broken and in shock now understanding all the red warning signs and all uneasy gut feelings I felt in my stomach. I did not give Any money away but i guess he is now using my profile and photos to scam others. And now a second man contacted me on the dating app TINDER working in the oil industry. Maybe the same man again. I dont know.

I really Wish I could find these two real men and let them know what is happening to them and others. Thank you.. 🌹🌹

Mar 07, 2020
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Shane N. on Fitbit
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, all, The other night, I got a friend request on Fitbit from a guy who calls himself Shane N., with a picture of a United States Marine. It started out okay, until he asked me if I had Hangouts or WhatsApp. I told him I don't use Hangouts and that's how scammers isolate women from their families.

He got really mad that I called him a scammer. I came back with "I'd rather stay on Fitbit" and blocked him. Considering the guilt trips other scammers tried to lay on me, I'm not convinced that some guys aren't trying to scam anyone.

How do I know that that Marine's photo hasn't been stolen?

Mar 07, 2020
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Different man same scam
by: Anonymous

CARL NELSON is a thief who steals as he pretends to be a God loving man.

Beware of him.

Mar 07, 2020
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Barristers
by: Speintcargranny

These so called Barristers are their people also. Had one. It is just another part of the scams they run. I think mine put me through most all the tricks. The lawyers are part of scam. Their so called agents are either women they have got to fall for them, are part of their scam team.
Everything they pull isn’t true.

They have some of us women that they get all our money for broke equipment, helicopters to get off rig, food and heat jackets, etc, etc.

Then there are the women they get to receive the money that is then their mule for receiving and sending money illegally.

There is nothing these people do that is for good for any of us. They are pure evil and destroy our lives.

I pray everyday that this site and what we write in here just saves women from losing their whole life, like some of us. I wish I had been more computer smart but, wasn’t. Like most of you I was just a trusting woman and didn’t know such people exist. It’s too late for me but pray others will be saved from these evil people.

The lady that said they aren’t all bad and evil. You are wrong. These people lie, cheat, steal, from innocent people everyday. There is no excuse for what the do to us.

Lord forgive me but, I hope everyday mine has to suffer for what he did to me and my family by me trusting that he was an honest, God fearing person.

Everything they say is a LIE !!

Mar 07, 2020
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Oil rig lover
by: Robin

His name is Tony Williams

He says he is from Bakersfield, CA. That he is 55 and wife died and he has 1 daughter. He is an engineer on an oil rig offshore in Dubai

He found me on instagram. Very intelligent and worldly. He seemed American and very good looking

He didn’t get a chance to scam me. I was getting suspicious and he deleted his account and he disappeared.

People please be careful out there!

Mar 07, 2020
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Re: Andrew Greg Fuller and Maxwell Quintin
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This Maxwell Quintin doesn't appear in LinkedIn or anywhere. Hmm..I'll look somewhere else for him.

Mar 07, 2020
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Mikeandrea
by: Anonymous

Well I figured this guy out before he asked for anything. Did send a couple of photos and my email but nothing else. Claims to be from Milan but now lives in California. Same story wife died, daughter 18 in College. In Alaska on an oil rig.

What a shame that these people try to scam innocent people. He does have a Facebook Profile.

Be aware.

Mar 06, 2020
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Re: Andrew Greg Fuller and Maxwell Quintin
by: Anonymous

The Quintin Maxwell is not the one I am dealing with. I have reported him. He is very persistent.

Mar 06, 2020
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Anthony Gibson
by: Anonymous

I am from Finland. This lovely talking man asked money to fix an oil rig machine for 10,000 dollars. I got my money back from the bank. The man sent pictures which were nice ones but a stolen profile.

He got angry when I didnt send any. Is this really love or rude cheating. He is ’Anthony Gibson’.

Be aware, please

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Re: Andrew Greg Fuller and Maxwell Quintin
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there, I found an Andrew Greg Fuller on LinkedIn, but he doesn't sound like a scammer. I think this scammer you're talking about has stolen the real Andrew Greg Fuller's name and picture.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-greg-fuller-70633717a/

As for "Maxwell Quintin", I found one Quintin Maxwell, who is an oil and energy professional.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/quintin-maxwell-a9024321/

Don't send any money to the scammers impersonating these two men.



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Agree
by: ticked off

To Biggles 777 I agree with you about the starting a FB group and only accepting members, I'm in but I am afraid that someone will let their scammer know about it like they do the scam site.

Mar 05, 2020
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Ticked Off
by: Biggles777

Hello. You are right in that you should not give out your email address anywhere if you've been scammed.

In fact, it may well be your primary email but you should change it after being scammed. I know a woman who had her Gmail accessed while she slept. That means the scammers got the recovery email and phone number of her without her knowing.

There are always vulnerabilities in Gmail, that is why they pay a hacker bounty.

Be very careful with real emails anywhere on the web.

As a thought, if you all wish to communicate in a safe environment set up a closed Facebook group. In there you can talk and no one but members will see. No need for emails. If someone steps up to manage it only those invited can join. I'm sure there is a safe way to vet members so the scammers can't access the group.

You asked for a though and here is one!

Good luck

Mar 05, 2020
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Captain Thomas
by: Anonymous

I saw someone using this same guys profile on another dating site and I reported it. It looks like his account no longer exists. If I see that photo come up anywhere I'm going to report it as these people need to be stopped!!

Mar 05, 2020
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Ticked off comment
by: Anonymous

So sorry ticked off. I know how you feel. I wonder if this site could provide a way for us victims to easily communicate with one another. Maybe exchange email addresses. I would not mind talking to others about how we all feel. I personally would suggest if possible that we all own an alternative email address just for the purpose of talking.

Needless to say I along with others probably don't feel comfortable giving out our normal email addresses anymore especially after being scammed!!

Any thoughts?

Mar 05, 2020
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Agent
by: ticked off

I have been so upset lately I wish I had my scammer in front of me right now I would take him out on a back road and use him as target practice. I called the DOJ to ask about a agent that called me last year telling me I was getting all of my money back well and what did I learn from that that phone call that "Agent" does not exist here in the states or international either.

So needless to say I will never get one dime of the money back that loser got from me. I know the biggest mistake I made was thinking that my scammer really wanted to be with me.

Mar 04, 2020
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General Jeffrey Deweese on WWF. U.S Army & United Nations Scam
by: Biggles777

Hello. I know this is not an oil rig scam but I followed this through from start to finish. It is posted elsewhere on this site. I believe anyone who is being scammed can learn a lot about how they take place and work. Have a read at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/general-jeffrey-deweese-on-wwf-us-army-united-nations-scam2.html


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Re: This is a good one
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Yikes! This kind of letter raises anyone's hackles! Basically, this so-called barrister asked you to do something illegal for this Maxwell Quintin, am I right? I think this Maxwell Quintin wants you to be his mule.

Report it to the police, FBI, etc.

Mar 04, 2020
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Blair Pedersen
by: Anonymous

Very handsome Norwegian man that is currently in Lerwick Scotland as a solar engineer. His name is Blair Pedersen from Norway. He has had numerous problems, it goes on and on. Very spiritual and apparently has a 28 year old daughter.

He says he lives in Vancouver, Canada. Brown longer hair with blue eyes. Very fit and loves to Kayak. I confirmed he has a fake passport. Called the consulate in San Francisco.

He cleaned me out for more then 400k.

Mar 04, 2020
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Here is a good one
by: Anonymous

I have been very busy trying to sort out ways to get Mr. Maxwell Quintin released out of jail in Mexico and fortunately, I have some good news because I discussed with the head of authorities over there in Mexico and they have agreed to get him released when I provide some required documents which will cost about $68,590 in total.

Now it's not time to complain about the amount requested because Mr. Maxwell Quintin have so much money in his Offshore Payment Bank account and I just finished conversation with the bank branch manager on how to get some money from his account on his behalf and he have requested that the Spouse or fiancee of Mr. Maxwell Quintin should contact the bank and request for a Third Party Right (TPR) to have access to his funds on his behalf and also make transfers on his behalf.

So kindly send an email to the account manager on the email below and let the bank know that you're his fiancee and I've instructed you to contact the bank to grant you TPR to his account.

Offshore Payment Bank
Account manager: Mrs. Claudia Pegminton
Email: account.dept@offshorepayment.pw

Keep me updated on everything so that after you have granted access to his account, I can send you the bank account details given to me for the transfer of $68,590 for the documents to release Mr. Maxwell Quintin from jail in Mexico.

I'm waiting to hear from you after you have contacted the bank.

Kind Regards,
Barr. Andrew Greg Fuller.

Mar 04, 2020
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Peter Anderson
by: Biggles777

Hello

To the lady asking about Peter Anderson. I posted what I know about him elsewhere on this site with an image.

Scroll down this thread and you'll see the link to what I could find out.

The image alone, 11 different names and 7 different emails should be enough to make you know something is wrong. His WhatsApp number will be a throw away.

Good luck

Mar 04, 2020
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Dave Thomas on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello

I met one Dave Thomas on WWF. I have posted images elsewhere on this site and his story. See here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/dave-thomas-on-wwf-under-water-welder-in-california.html

Mar 04, 2020
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Picture
by: Anonymous

How do we get a picture on this site? Maybe someone will recognize the guy that scammed me!

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 04, 2020
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To biggles 777
by: Anonymous

What info do you have on PETER ANDERSON

Mar 04, 2020
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Widowers
by: Biggles777

Hello

The lady who posted this makes a good point.

They are all aged between 45 to 55
Their wife died in a car accident
Their wife died from cancer, they never say which
Their wife divorced them
They are separated not divorced
Their wife ran away with their best friend
They've been hurt by a cheating wife

If you ask, it is a lie and they avoid details. They will say "a few years ago" even worse they just won't answer and throw love at you instead.


Any of the above are a straight out red flag.

Mar 04, 2020
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Widowers
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One big red flag is if they say they are a widower especially under 60 years old. The possibility of that is very slim although it does happen.

Mar 04, 2020
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To Ciara
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Ciara, I came across a similar type of scammer that you did almost two years ago, who went by the name of Ethan Lee and claimed to be a widower, with a teenage son in boarding school in Tennessee. He claimed that his wife died in a car accident. Oh, and he claimed to be in the US Army. He used a picture of an American of Asian-possibly Chinese or Korean - heritage.

He professed love for me right away, which I thought was suspicious, and a month into that, he asked me to keep something for him, which I refused to do because I could get in trouble. I told him why. After that, I did a Google search on this "Ethan Lee" and then blocked him.

Did this scammer ask you to do anything illegal, other than send money, by any chance?

Mar 03, 2020
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Peter Anderson on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello

Avoid one Peter Anderson on WWF. I have posted about him with images elsewhere on this site;

https://www.watchforscams.com/peter-anderson-on-wwf-an-oil-rig-marine-engineerdiver.html

Mar 03, 2020
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Stanley Son and David Hen on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello

I met these two men on WWF and they both appear to be working either together or in the same room in Nigeria. It was hard to get information on them and they knew about me. I am "burning" my identity on the game to catch them out.

Stanley Son on the game is Stanley Stanley divorced with a son. In California, works on oil and gas drilling rigs as a contract manager. We then agree to swap emails and he blocks me and walks away. Avoid him and this email;

stanleyson667@gmail.com

David Hen on WWF just a username of David. He claims to be in Houston as a contractor. Avoid this email;

davhen1212@gmail.com

We swap emails and the same as Stanley he blocks and walks away.

I said I'm "burning" my identity. It is clear these two know each other and talk on the game. They aren't there to play, they are there to prey on unsuspecting women.

Mar 03, 2020
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Jordan Christopher 3-3-20
by: Anonymous

Thanks for responding and for posting his pic.
It's not the same guy. With deep voice it proves
all these guys aren't Nigerian.

Thanks so much as their corrupt play book is
certainly identical. They lie.

Be safe ladies as this is so cruel you wanna
catch them if it's possible and we continue
Posting and tell all we know. Report.

May you all find a real man

Mar 03, 2020
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Charles Hilton on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello

I met one Charles Hilton on WWF. He is a miserable man and quite sick too.

Username on on WWF Charles Hilton. From Melbourne Australia with a 12 year old son named Jeff who lives with him. He either can't or won't say where he is in that city.

52 years old and birthday on August 7. He is an independent contractor but currently out of work now. He passes on any answer as to what he really does.

He then tells me to leave the game.

We swap one photo each. I reverse search his and the return is of a gay man who clearly states he likes very young boys.

That is as far as I get when he sends the following;

"Here i go again are you one of those Scammers
Why are you having only one picture"

I'm blocked! I could ask the same of him but I move to email, he takes my bait and what is said next can't be repeated.

Avoid this email;

charleshilton930@gmail.com


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Jordan Christopher 3-3-20
by: Anonymous

Thanks for response I have to find his picture.
What is his age. I've never heard him laugh he
says he is positive but is in a mess and always
sad. This guy has a beard and wears glasses and has salt and pepper hair and said he is polish american.

I need all info I can get. Has he ever told
you his height. He told a few weeks ago I need
help. I dont like it here. I've been given many sad stories. Does he have dimples? The pic posted is it under Jordan. I do know one I've dealt with who has more than one name.

Any other help in this would be great as the info I Have with more will help me turn him in.

Thanks so much.

Mar 03, 2020
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Jordan Christopher March 3rd post
by: Anonymous

In reference to:
"So why pay for a Nanny in Cleveland, Ohio? Now he wants me to contact his attorney. Barr. Andrew Gregory Fuller to get him out of jail. So i am thinking this is another way to Scam money. 

Seems very fishy to me."

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If you think it sounds fishy!! I'm telling you it is. It seems like you're still taken into his lies. It's not that it sounds fishy. It definitely is! They are going to scam you every way they can.

Please just break off ties with them already. It's for your own good!!

Mar 03, 2020
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This one scammed me...
by: Anonymous

https://scandinavia.dating/profile?token=1000391109

He or others using the same pic are on many dating sites. The guy whose picture it actually is, lives in Denmark and is gay and is married. His picture supposedly is one of the most used by scammers on dating sites.

The guy that I was talking to I know definitely is a Nigerian in his 20s or 30s. He even tries to act Godly by asking for prayer and quoting scriptures. The guy is really slick. He's a pathological liar. If any of you guys out there would like to mess with one of these scammers use the link above and go after Tcaptain!!!

He was also using a lot of beautiful flowery romantic language in his writings. Come to find out if you Google some of what they are telling you they even have a scam site that gives them templates of language to use in scamming. These people are sick in their souls.

Mar 03, 2020
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Check out these links
by: Anonymous

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/10-men-involved-nigerian-romance-scams-indicted-money-laundering-conspiracy


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/ajdellinger/2019/11/25/anatomy-of-a-scam-nigerian-romance-scammer-shares-secrets/amp/


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RE: JORDAN CHRISTOPHER 1-20-20
by: Anonymous

In answer to your question the pictures he sent me are posted on this site under Nigerian Scams. His accent is thick and he calls you Baby. He chuckles when he laughs. He says Jah a lot.

The picture of him is an attractive man with a beard and he wears glasses. He writes in polish but that can be easily done.

Post your pictures on this web site under Nigerian Scammers.

I would be cutoff it is the same person.

Mar 03, 2020
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Jordan Christopher
by: Anonymous

So he has contacted me again and he is in custody in Mexico because his passport got stolen. Surprise surprise. Oh and now his name is Maxwell Quintin and from Belgium not Poland. His nanny lives in Cleveland, but his daughter Lisa goes to school in Texas. His son Kelvin goes to school somewhere in England.

So why pay for a Nanny in Cleveland, Ohio? Now he wants me to contact his attorney. Barr. Andrew Gregory Fuller to get him out of jail. So i am thinking this is another way to Scam money.

Seems very fishy to me.

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RE: JORDAN CHRISTOPHER 1-20-20
by: Anonymous

I've become very suspiciously curious about this
man. So many similarities. I probably know him
under another name.

Could you give details His Age eye color, glasses, hair color, beard, dimples. His Accent where he is from.

Any information about him would be helpful.


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Jordan Christopher 1-20-20 Re:
by: Anonymous

As I read this letter this sounds like many of my words I wrote to the guy I met. I did so because he seemed so sincere about about me. One thing he was a very quite person. Not tremendously out spoken. I told of fear and how it paralyzes and controls your life. I wonder if he has taken my words. As he took the words in letters I received it was almost word for word but I found online where he stole them. Confronting them does no good as they just lie.

Be careful there are things there you dont want
to even touch with a seven foot pole with a blazing fire on the end of it.

Stay Away, Stay Safe He Will Hurt You

Mar 03, 2020
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CODES AND TELEPHONE NUMBER
by: Anonymous

Do not give out codes I learned after I did.
Example 609771 Google Voice Verification. I was smoothly lied to by an expert. Its ramped for Craiglist. They got access.

Dont give out your your phone number [mobile or landline] as they can distribute it to the public. They come up with a story to get your assistance. They are using a Special Phone Sevice that requires the CODE. It will be played to you
Or you get the text from Google.

The Scammer is Going through The Google Voice
SET UP PROCESS. They have Google Voice to text the number to your phone number. Once the code is given to him he has just set up a brand new account Google Voice Number to use the new identity to steal from another. It happens. They all go through US to get Google Voice Numbers so they aren't traceable. They can work I say 50 women on each line at the same time. 100 women will fall prey well these guys live well in poor countries. Dont do it.

Keep in mind all have accents but they could be in your City. Kids are catching on to this and the Younger generation are superior with using
technology and Use Apps for pranks using a
number they make up.

I Wanted you to know about another one of schemes. Do Not GIVE CODES. DO NOT OPEN UP ANY TYPE OF LINK. I WOULDN'T EVEN OPEN A YOUTUBE
LINK AS IT MIGHT NOT BE MUSIC.

Mar 02, 2020
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Ways of a Thief
by: Anonymous

Thief playbook, School of Deceit and Dark Deception. Step by step psychological Phrase killers. Make hearts swell. Groups having the same story. Lies, if you love me you'll help if not Mad and Sad.

If we say sure I'll meet your need with no intention of doing so, then they fly off the
handle when in reality you gave them the same treatment.

Our Hearts get broken and they just get Mad as they didnt get their way. Scammers with no Heart dont feel.

To All Play Book Scammers - Know this Truth that the day is coming and You Will Stand In the Presence of Your Creator and he Will Say Be Cast Into Outer Darkness for Sin and Stealing.

SCAMMER IS IT WORTH MILLIONS TO STEAL NOW AND IN THE END LOSE YOUR SOUL. FOREVER NEVER ENDS.

Mar 01, 2020
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Kil van
by: Anonymous

He got in touch through email. Seemed very nice and a gentleman. Contact was made in November. He would get off the rig soon and go back to his home in Los Vegas. He would come to where I live and we would start a new business from his contacts in the states AND as Christmas got closer he said he loved me and would take care of me for our lifetime.

Well, soon his daughter came into the picture. She was on a school exchange in turkey. There is no mom and she was only around 15 to 17. Then he told me his daughter was not talking to him. No reason why.

He asked me to send her $500. I told him I did not have that much money and no I would not send her that much money. He got very ma .and called me names.

I was then asked to buy her a camera by that time I knew he was a fraud. I went along about buying a camera. Next time I talked to him he asked if I got it. I said got what. He got made and called me names.

Mar 01, 2020
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RECEIPTS
by: Anonymous

Beware they started asking for RECEIPTS. A receipt shows the address you purchased it from. I was told the place they try cashing will not cash it without a Receipt. They have Bitcoin accounts. Beware of their every word and move.

Be safe

Mar 01, 2020
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Pictures would help
by: Anonymous

Report names, faces, everything you have. Washington DC has an Embassy for Nigeria, Germany, and Africa so report everywhere.

So many stolen pictures but dont stop reporting them. If we dont report them we have no right
to complain. Use the only tools you have which is the info you have. Most of all we need the God, dedicated women and anyone who will pray. We
have no right to what we dont ask for.

We have been taken advantage of by these corrupt
groups of people who use psychology to manipulate
our emotions. They are Fake Frauds. They are
100% Felons many times over. So now this Corona virus is headed to Nigerian as pay back and has
a way of getting back.

Beware, Read, Listen, Guard All your Hearts, listen to every detail you can squeeze out of these guys. Most play hop scotch over their life and get into yours to STEAL YOUR LIFE. STEAL YOUR SECURITY. LOOK UP AND PRAY.

Mar 01, 2020
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Read The Information
by: Anonymous

Social Catfish has a lot we all need to
go there and educate yourself. If you are sent any kind of Link even if it's YouTube music do not open anything with a LINK TO ANY WHERE.

I received several but it was that I might receive free coins. If you do right
things it seems to work in certain ways, but I
went there, but nothing worked and I could
not enter the site. I also was given a Link to a so called account (along the way I asked as he
wanted funds, do you not bank online)? No havent had time to set it up.

They have an EXCUSE for everything. The Link was
sent ignorantly (I never heard of these romance scams) opened it and he said you cant go there I'm out of states. All to know is if his pay went in. I sent a screenshot and he made sure he called the amount to me. After this once again he wanted me to go there and open the link but it wouldnt accept the password.

He has secrets to Hide. I believe he changed the password and had me go back in to see if it was safe after two years of being away. Once in another city he needed money to get home
from there which was just a hoax. When he gets home they took it all. Nothing in there.

Be careful as all are not Nigerian but have accents and live in America and they have taken up the Scam trade. He told me once I'm afraid I'll be taken for an immigrant. Well known internationally but knows no one and I'm the only one who can help. Mentally Ill and they dont care if you are hurt or go hungry or have a place to stay.

ITS ALL ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN GET OF YOURS

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Ciara
by: Anonymous

I dealt with this same exact guy but different name. He’s a scammer and broke my heart. Finally fessed up that he was Nigerian. Pictures are photo shopped but some were actual pictures stolen from a beautiful man named victor sayegh. I reached out to the real guy because I was in love with him. Found him on FB.

He said his pictures have been used for over 10 years. Ruined his life. I wonder how many guys that we are dealing with have used this picture. It took me a month to get over my fake love victor sayegh. I lost money and the real guy said he still gets two women a month reaching out to him hurt and in love and angry. At least he responded to me. This site has been so validating.

Thanks to everyone who shares their story

Mar 01, 2020
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In reference to another post
by: Anonymous

In reference to:
Feb 15, 2020
Benson Juliet (bensonenger@gmail.com)
by: Anonymous

Hi, I think I am being scammed by this person who says he loves me and wants to be with me but he is stuck on an oil rig. We have been chatting on Hangouts for several months now and he is very attentive but at times can be very mean when I don't do what he asks me to do.

It's the same guy that scammed me. Exactly the same. Don't send him any more money! He says he will pay you back and NEVER does! He's a pathological liar. Cut him off now! He's from Nigeria and is about 30 yrs old and working with some others in the United States.

He went by the name Thomas then wrote back and apologized and said his name was Fredrick! Give me a break!!

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To ciara
by: Anonymous

Is he communicating with you via Facebook? If so can you share his profile name and link? I'd like to see if it's the jerk that scammed me?

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Honey, My Queen!
by: Ciara

So my story is like many others on here. He is a widower, one son in boarding school, wife died on operating table, he is a Chief Marine Engineer drilling for oil in the Arabic Sea. This came about on Facebook. He sends me very handsome pics of a 6'2 with eyes of blue.

The pics look superimposed. This man's image is placed in marine locations. LoL. I'm still talking to him for fun. I'm just waiting to see when the money request happens.

I guess I'm bored. Haha

Mar 01, 2020
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Captain Thomas
by: Anonymous

The guy is targeting women in their 50s and 60s. He goes by Thomas, a captain for Maersk. He uses scriptures and other such things and tries to act Godly. I'm sure he is Muslim and I'm sure he's from Nigeria.

He's targeting Christian women in particular because he thinks they are trustworthy and gullible. He sent me a message like the other woman in this thread, saying he's from Nigeria and that he is apologizing. I know his mother is living (God showed me) but he is still swearing on his mother's grave.

The guy's a pathological liar.

Feb 29, 2020
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Marrible Markson
by: Anonymous

Same old, same old. Researched pictures and total scammer. Didn’t get far enough to ask for money, although he did have the son with a birthday, and he couldn’t give him a gift and maybe I could help.

If he was real, he’d have been an awesome man. Unfortunately, nothing but a phantom and a scammer.

Please, please don’t give your heart or money to this awful man. Sure glad I was smart enough right away to see this for what it was-a total ruse.

Feb 29, 2020
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David Carter
by: Anonymous

I met this guy through an online dating site. He said he is German, his wife Mary died because of cancer, he has a daughter on boarding school, he is an oil rig Mud engineer and now suddenly he needs £ 4000 to fix the issue.

Also he is the owner of house in UK and even Dubai?!

Ladies please be careful and never send any money or cards, he is a scammer! Be safe!

Feb 28, 2020
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Bryan denny
by: Anonymous

Multiple fake accounts on instagram. Man who’s pics are stolen is campaigning against scammers. Don’t fall for one of the profiles

Feb 28, 2020
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Re Michael Abramson
by: Anonymous

The person who broke my heart and got me to send money to him gained my trust by asking me to go into his bank account and transfer money for him. Now I realize what a ruse it all was, but at the time the recorded message (that he obviously masterfully orchestrated) said at the end of the transaction that his remaining balance was $26.4M.

I did check the bank name, and it does exist, but I don’t know how he managed to get a recorded message to play for me that was obviously fake. A lot of planning! What a waste of talent. Your story sounded similar, although the name used was different. Was the "bank" he used in New York and did it give you his remaining balance?

Just wondered if it was the same guy. I know he had to change his name because I finally figured out whose identity he had stolen. Would love to hear more details from you. Certainly is a well-organized effort!

Sorry your heart was also broken. It took me a long time to finally accept what had happened, but I still have feelings for this person who didn’t even exist. I have read that for some of us, it results in something similar to PTSD. I agree!

Wishing you well in your recovery.

Feb 27, 2020
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Michael Abramson
by: Anonymous

Any one ever deal with him. Scammed me in the past.
Was home for awhile but is back because he is supposedly coming home. Sent me his bank info and wants me to transfer money from his account. I have a picture of him but can not get it to transfer to this page.

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

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

Feb 27, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Anyone who has been scammed please make a report to your local law enforcement office. Get the report number and send as much information as you can to the FBI. I was scammed and have hated myself for being so stupid. It is something you never get over.

I was told they go after the area they get the most hits. If we can get these creep scum bags locked up the world will be a better place.

The emotional, psychological and financial damage they created is overwhelming.

Feb 27, 2020
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Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

I had a scammer contact Me on a Dating Web site of which We were communicating for just over 3 months. Same Scenario of Oil Rig Machine issue, doesn't have money for the helicopter to deliver it. He sent Me flowers and chocolate. The usual scam ad professed His love very early. I fell for Him hard then I did not send Him any money but got My satisfaction when I told Him I would send Him money by the end of that week and that Day I called Him out as a scam since I found His name out to be a Scam earlier that week.

Of Course He denied everything. Well to My surprise I did delete everything but one of His numbers and got a text saying that He is sorry He lied to me about everything. He is living in South Africa and sorry He hurt me. He told me He was 35 not 59. I am in such shock at this point I guess GUILT got to him finally. Sad but very true

Feb 26, 2020
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Not all evil
by: Anonymous

I sorry but you are so wrong they are no good. He tried to scam you once and that is enough. Please don’t trust that he is getting things in order. If he has children he’s not going to leave them for you. Trust me he isn’t a good man and you are going to get very hurt. He will have a lie for you of why he can’t get to see you.

Feb 26, 2020
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Top notch scammer :::::::
by: Jean from Zoosk

This handsome man that was Greek & Canadian was the modern day Casanova. He told me romantic things that every woman wants to hear. He sent me pictures of this good looking self. Said he had his own company in Canada & was awarded this job that would take one year.

The year is up this month, but he needed $ 28,000.00 to put in the bank before he could get the $41.000,000.00 that the Venezuelan government had promised.

He even showed me a contract, voucher for the $ 41M. I am telling you ladies he is the best I have ever heard of. I was ready to send him $20,000 tomorrow until I started reading this site.

Ladies he portrays himself as DAVID ANDERSON.

Feb 26, 2020
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Scammer Revealed
by: Anonymous

I showed my scammer the twitter account of the real man whose pictures he stole and stopped talking to him. He finally told me the truth. He called me and sent me his picture. He said he has twins and they were sick and he tried to scam me for money.

Of course, I don't believe that. He also said that I was the only one he tried to scam. What a lie. I don't think you would make up fake banking documents to scam one person. Luckily, I didn't give him any money, but I almost did. I was in love with the person I thought he was. It was devastating to learn the truth; that I was talking to a young man from Nigeria!

Feb 25, 2020
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Not all are evil
by: Anonymous

I know what you are going to think. I have had 3 reveal themselves to me. They are young and trying to make it but like I told them stealing isn't the way. The 3rd one revealed himself very fast in fact the first time I asked.

He has asked for nothing and is preparing to get his passport and other paperwork together to come over to meet me. I am not financing anything. I want people to know it is not always Nigerians. They are in Ghana and Australia and everywhere.

But they are not lying when they say they are religious. They go to church every Sunday. I am not saying not to trust your instincts just saying they aren't all evil

Feb 25, 2020
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