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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Sep 23, 2020
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Re: Blackmail
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I haven't, but where I grew up, I have heard about warnings from police about men who threaten to blackmail teenage girls and single women. I cannot stress this enough to all women and teenage girls: Don't meet with these guys for coffee, drinks, etc. and don't establish relationships with them, either.

Their intention is to cause trouble between you and your family. Scammers do that, too.

Sep 22, 2020
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These scammers have many similarities
by: Biggles777

Hello

To add more on follow up to what Kevin B has noted. Below is a link to a page created by a woman called Iris.

It has some very good tips for learning how to manage your online profiles if you are a widow or single.

Please read if you can as it does highlight how a criminal can "mine" information about you, family, friends and much more. Then build an "alias" that matches and approach you.

https://www.watchforscams.com/message-to-widows.html

They never stop asking yet refuse or deflect any questions you may have.

The more you ask about where they live and work the more you'll see their lies.

Sep 22, 2020
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Blackmail
by: Anonymous

Have you ever had a scammer threaten to expose your relationship to the public after you blocked them from Hangout or Whatsapp?

How do you handle someone like that?

Sep 22, 2020
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Raising awareness
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately I found this site after I was scammed. I have suffered huge financial losses and am completely disillusioned. Never imagined that I would fall victim to a very elaborate scam.

Staying silenced is exactly what the scammers wanted. Therefore I am determined to make more people aware of this rampant crime. Any suggestions on how to get the words out?

Sep 22, 2020
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These scammers have many similarities.
by: Kevin B

Thank you all who continue to share that this site has helped you avoid heartache and financial ruin.

Thank you to those who post who are heartbroken and ruined. Because your posts are the only way some women emotionally involved may actually step back and realize the mistake they are just about to make.

I like the post about asking for ID, but with forgery so much easier in this computer age, I would still be wary.

I have listed things to look for. When others list other tips, great. There are hundreds of tips. By listing a few at a time, we hope you read and apply them in your life.

I had listed a few tips awhile back that many scammers use 2 first names as first and last names. Just below another post, a few posts below mine you will note....

Jeffry Paul

a perfect example. He might as well identify as a scammer with a name like that. Yes it could be real, but it is not and if you get a photo it is not who is typing you or talking to you, as well.

Good luck, find someone local. There are many good men close to home. I seek a local woman here in so cal and there are sites, if you filter out the scammers, you may find the love and happiness you deserve. It is not easy, it never has been.

Good luck and God Bless. - Gentleman K

Sep 21, 2020
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Still waiting!! 🤣
by: Anonymous

I told this guy, "ok you want me to believe you, send me a picture of your driver's license". If the name and picture match what you've told me then I owe you an apology, if not then, bye bye!

Also you can block out all other info on the I. D. Just not the photo and name. There's no way he can get out of that since he'd been sending photos already!

Sep 20, 2020
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Smooth Romantic Scammer
by: Anonymous

His name is PAUL RANDY and he lives in Barrington, IL. Claims his wife Kate died in 2013 from bone cancer. He has a daughter Nicole 26 going to med school in CA and a son Joseph 23in the U S military. Met him on Match.com.

In 10 days, he was asking for money. Very romantic, says all the things you want to hear and makes you feel he really cares for you. On an oil rig in Louisiana and claims there has been an accident on the rig with several people injured.

He then claims since he is in charge of the project and they want him to buy this costly piece of equipment so they can finish the project. He then tells me he has called his friends to see how much money they can come up with and he may need me to help with some money.

He even showed me a video of the explosion on the rig that caused injuries. He acts very stressed after the accident. He had his daughter call me a couple of times to introduce herself to me and tell me how happy she was her father found somebody.

Fortunately I was well aware of scams so after the call ended I never answered his calls or texts again.

Sep 20, 2020
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Kelvin Scott
by: Biggles777

Hello

Kelvin Scott is an engineer in the Gulf of Mexico. From Brazil and now in Texas with a boy and a girl.

He doesn't care if you are married and still wants the love. Like them all, he wants to ask the questions while refusing to answer any in return. He just wants to stick with the script to win your heart.

Sep 20, 2020
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Richard Landowski - potential scammer
by: NK

Hi. Be careful of a Richard - oil rig engineer in need of money. I called his bluff and he has been guilt tripping me to share his loopholes

First he asked me to send email on his behalf - failed.

Then he said he is short of 50K - I called his bluff here

Sep 20, 2020
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Addendum to Kevin B’s Advice
by: Anonymous

Here’s an addendum to Kevin’s advice based on my own experience with an oil rig engineer scammer:

1. Befriends you via online sites, LinkedIn, Facebook, dating sites...etc.

2. Asks you to chat on Hangouts or WhatsApp

3. Calls 2-3 times a day to establish a deeper friendship

4. Constantly tells you how beautiful, pretty or handsome you are...attracted to you from your photo

5. Will tell you a very sad or tragic life story...parents died, he was an orphan, wife died or cheated on him so he has a kid who is with a nanny or boarding school while he is at the oil rig, he has no friends or relatives...etc.

6. Will profess his or her love almost immediately...sending poems, YouTube music videos, romantic e-cards

7. Will send a sexy photo of himself or herself and wants you to reciprocate

8. Wants you to continue to send pictures of yourself

9. Will avoid going on video chats...making up all kinds of excuses

10. Will make up a story why he or she needs financial assistance from you. You’re the only one who can help him or her.

11. If you refuse to help, he or she will get mad at you and even make you feel guilty for not assisting him or her.

12. If he or she has incriminating information or pictures of you, he or she will threaten to release it to family and friends unless you pay him or her with gift cards, bitcoin, wire transfer...etc. This is when you need to stop all communication and block him or her.

13. If you pay them, they will continue to ask for more money until you are financially ruined and you realize you’ve been scammed.

I’ve been scammed by one and unfortunately, I sent him an Amazon gift card since he had a nude picture of me.
Then, he started asking for more.

I finally realized he will never stop asking so I stopped communicating with him and blocked him. Thank goodness my head overruled my heart.

Take care everybody and stay safe!

Sep 20, 2020
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Please be careful!!! Harrison Andre
by: Joe Berry

I work in Corp Security for a shipping company and tonight I spoke with a woman who has lost close to $150,000 due to this romance scam. The name being used is Harrison Andre and he is working in Columbia in oil exploration.

PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THESE SCAMS!!!

I talk to multiple people each week a that lose money and it breaks my heart to see the devastation it causes. The minute these people ask for money, dump them! And keep in mind, that once you are a victim, you will continue to be contacted by others trying to exploit you for money.

Please be cautious!

Sep 19, 2020
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Too Good To Be True
by: Anonymous

He requested to follow me on Instagram. He said he was an engineer on a rig. He lost his wife in an accident 4 years ago. He later asked me to use hangouts and dropped his Instagram. We sent text at least 2 times a day. He claimed to have graduated from Oxford. About 1 week in he said he loved me!

2 weeks in asked for an emergency deposit to his account since his daughter was sick. I dropped him. He sent many pictures and was extremely handsome. The banter was really fun until the extreme push for a wire transfer.

Be careful!

Sep 18, 2020
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RE:RE: Wei Logan oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the pictures and comment but different from mine. I have some pictures also.
I've posted my experience on Nigerian Dating scams and waiting for it being accepted. I attached some pictures of him but I think they are fake (someone else). He sent me more pictures of him during our conversation on the chat app, but since I blocked him, I don't have them anymore.

The pictures were the same guy on Tinder, but I'm not sure because we didn't have face time conversation.

Please check after my post is accepted.

https://www.watchforscams.com/oil-rig-scammerwei-logan.html

He looked like a nice guy and native speaker, but I'm fool enough to trust him he is real.

Sep 18, 2020
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Thank you, I will help all I can, every time.
by: Anonymous

I really want to thank the folks who have pointed out my last post out to others.

You folks are demonstrating a great service to all here.

Remember scammers wills show no care or concern other than what they can do to get what they want. The smooth talking is a tool for them to get to you. Each day they spend no more than one hour to go to the next person they are talking to, another woman, just like you.

NOT BECAUSE THE OIL RIG MANAGEMENT says one hour max.

One more, if they are aggressive and demanding, block them forever. They are scammers.

Stay safe folks.

Your family and friends know you and love you. They say end such nonsense for a reason.

Your scammer does not care about you and is still a stranger with a fake picture.

Sep 18, 2020
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RE: Wei Logan oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

I have no doubt he is the same lowlife who scammed me. Many similarities in my experience and the story he told you. He also recycled some information based on what he learned from his victims. I had mentioned the name Logan and he readily borrowed it to create a fake profile.

I am glad you blocked him without sending him money. I was stupid to trust him wholeheartedly. Everything is so clear now but not when one is in the midst of it. Did he send you any pictures?

Check out my posts with pictures.

https://www.watchforscams.com/oil-rig-scam-armani-chang-wei.html

https://www.watchforscams.com/more-pictures-of-fake-oil-rig-engineer-armani-chang-wei.html

https://www.watchforscams.com/more-pictures-armani-chang-wei-fake-oil-rig-engineer1.html

https://www.watchforscams.com/acw-oil-rig-romance-scam-more-pictures.html

Sep 18, 2020
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To Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Just wanted to say Thank you for responding back to victims here and helping. I ended my fake "relationship" without sending any money. Need people (especially women I feel) to find this site. Like Kevin said, a lot of lonely women at home with this Covid.

Sep 18, 2020
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Wei Logan oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Connected with this guy named Wei Logan though Tinder. He said he was in the UK and would have a contract in Turkey for the next few weeks. He sent me lovely messages everyday and some music from YouTube in the morning.

It took him a month to ask me to send him money.
He said he had an accident on the rig. He fell into the sea and lost his ID and credit cards. He told me to send him money because he needed to provide food and water for his workers.

His demand was $3,000 dollars. Of course I didn't send him but asked him I wanted to talk on the phone. His English was not enough to tell he is a native speaker, though he told me he was from Orland FL.

Blocked him soon after the call. Be careful with this guy. He is a scammer.

Sep 18, 2020
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Confused
by: Biggles777

Hello

You've not met nor seen him on video for a year. You won't either. Yes, there are contractors on some rigs but none of them are ever going to ask you to pay for broken machinery.

Read what Kevin B wrote, the oil companies pay.
Not a contractor especially one who says he has a contract. Again, as Kevin B said, if they have the money they'd be on Facetime or similar and courting you.

If you start sending money it will be one thing after the other. Nothing but excuses and a story of his misfortune.

Please read all Kevin B has written along with others. You are not being told the truth.

Sep 18, 2020
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RE: Confused
by: Anonymous

Sounds like my scammer. Block him before he bleeds you dry.

https://www.watchforscams.com/oil-rig-scam-armani-chang-wei.html

Sep 17, 2020
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Confused
by: Anonymous

I am so confused. Someone please tell me if there are private contractors on oil rigs. I have known him for a year now. He claims that his machine broke down and needs money to repair it. I have not seen him on the screen. We have been only chatting and talking on the phone.

Now he needs 2500 euros to repair the machine. He is in Italy Sicily. He has been awarded a contract for a project.

Sep 17, 2020
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Kevin B. Response
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your post. I hope it helps women or men talking to someone and "think" the other is in love. I was a victim who survived "my" oil rig reservoir engineer and I talked for 3 months. You are right, he had a first name for his last name also. David Greg. They all have the same patterns.

I stopped talking to him after the 3 months when he finally asked for money for his sons birthday. Then my daughter woke me up and I told her "you were right". It hurt me but I got over it fast. Makes you mad how sweet talkers they can be. Wow. I didn't really care about how much money he probably made, I loved the attention and I was so happy.

I couldn't wait until his 6 month contract would end and I was going to drive to San Francisco to meet him in person! I just wanted to thank you for your wisdom about these scum bags.

Sep 17, 2020
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Funds recovery
by: Anonymous

Has anyone contacted or used the services of funds-recovery.com (based in Israel). What’s your opinion of their effectiveness? Do share, thanks.

Sep 17, 2020
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Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

Yes, they got me too from Facebook Dating. I developed a very intense online love affair with a beautiful man named Mark C. Edwards. I got all the excuses about not using a camera phone on a rig so I had to trust his sending me photos of himself and others.

He claimed to be the same age and has a granddaughter waiting for him to return to Tulare, CA. Not far from me. He started to need my help to pay for specialists and barrels of drilling fluid he needed. He started to get pushy and his accent was weird and he had an excuse for that.

I have been widowed for over 13 years and I was so excited about everything. He got nearly $20k from me and I took out a personal loan for it! I’m working with the banks to see if they can recover it. I’m not holding my breath.

The man I fell deeply in love with is an actual person that was cloned. He’s real, but he’s married and can’t speak English because he is Hungarian. His real name is Bela Polocsanyi! There is a recording of his voice on Utube!

Sep 16, 2020
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Thomas Morris
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a Thomas Morris doing a off-shore rig scam? Susan and William are his children. Has NC phone number, now in Orlando, FL.

Sep 16, 2020
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Kevin B. Response
by: Anonymous

I thought of myself as an intelligent woman before being scammed. I thought I had rationalized all his answers to my questions. Thankfully I didn't give away a huge sum of money, but still gave some. Lesson learned the hard way, unfortunately it wasn't until I found this page and my eyes were opened to what I had allowed myself to believe.

Everything you said is absolutely true. Hopefully other women or men find this page before it's too late and they are not only hurt financially as well as emotionally. This page is what helped me get over my hurt and understand I as a person and am worth more than just loving words on a screen. As much as I tried to find out information online about what these so called oil rig jobs are but there is very little information to be found so that too makes it hard to conceptualize what they tell you to be untrue.

Any information that is ACCURATE about this line of work may also be helpful at least for those being scammed and i can see the reality a little more clearly.

Thanks Kevin B. for your added information, if just to save one more person from this crappy journey.

Sep 16, 2020
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Kevin B about Greg Anthony
by: Anonymous

Just a few Guaranteed reasons he is a Scammer...

She is so emotionally involved she will not listen to friends or relatives, and he will tell her they are just jealous, and not to listen to them.

Most use 2 first names as full name. The #1 trait of scammers. People with 2 first names rarely have a real history, so harder to eliminate as fake, and with fake people using that type of name, figure out why.

To be on an oil rig no matter what position, you are paid through direct deposit only. Rig engineers are limited to 4 weeks on then 5 weeks off. Even basic labor employees are limited to 6 weeks at most on board before a break.

They never have to pay with this row funds for a repair. If there is a breakdown the company who owns it, takes care of it. If you get film of a disaster, it is a film from a past news story.

Of course, a rig engineer with money tied up in taxes, Etc who is a millionaire would have assets to borrow cash from, A loan from his fiancé’ woman he chooses to marry he has never met in person should be his last choice of how to get funds. Embarrassing at minimum.

Even after kicking out this loser, another scammer, different industry or military will pick up the file and contact her again. One of his first warnings will be not to talk about him to friends and family. What a shock, right?

I am not a scam victim, men often are as well. But I know personally a woman who lost lots of money. Do not send cash, I tune cards or other useable Script to purchase items to them.

If this is not enough keep reading other submissions.

The ex or late wife, his children alive raised by a family member or nanny are all ploys to get your sympathy. Why? Because it works.

Romance Scams are up 40% since COVID 19. More working people at home with no REAL lovers now or being introduced due to social distancing.

Beware and you wonderful women please be wary. Some of you believe in long distance lying men who will send you a copy of million dollar checks that are bogus to convince you.

A REAL Millionaire will never have to prove he is one. He will call you on a FaceTime and tell you he does not need money and show up and court you properly. Never heard of that happening.

I assure you any type or unintelligible words I may have made, I apologize for, if my info saves one woman one heartbreak it will be worth it.

God Bless and stay objective. Use Intelligence and opinions of family and friends who love you.
These scammers use emotion, to fight your intelligence.

I before E. Intelligence before Emotion.

Kevin B
Whittier Ca
GentlemanK

Sep 16, 2020
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Another Oil Rig Engineer Story
by: Anonymous

I have a dear friend going through this very thing. Says he’s an engineer on an oil rig, met on an online game back in July. He’s been "courting" her and has won over her heart and soul.

She only has a picture that is most definitely photo shopped. He is never available for face time, says he has a beautiful home outside of Chicago, a widower with 15 year old daughter. He’s stepped up his game lately, asked her to marry him when he gets back to US from the oil rig he cannot name.

But he needs $100,000 before he will get his payment of $1M. We, friends and family can see the scam but she is holding to him being real. He goes by Gregory Anthony.

Thank you all who have shared your stories, I have forwarded along to her. Prayers she’ll see through his scam.

Sep 14, 2020
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Update on oil rig #6 scammer
by: Anonymous

I've been talking to a guy I met on quizup. He said his name was Justin Bruce. He has a son named Owen and daughter Cassie. Divorced 5 years. Basically another version of the same story everyone else has said.

I got suspicious right away with his incorrect grammar, professing love for me right away, but what really got me was the use of a $ in the description of what he did for a living. So I am including his profile picture he's using right now on quizup! Never mind, I can't, there is no option to! Lol


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


Sep 14, 2020
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More Faces of Nigerian Oil Rig Scammers
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for creating a new page with the pictures of 4 more Nigerians who do oil rig romance scams for a living.

You can see who they are at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/more-faces-of-nigerian-scammers1.html

Sep 14, 2020
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Pictures Used In Oil Rig Scams
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for creating 2 new pages of pictures used in oil rig scams. The images were used in the following names;

Travis Oscar
Roland James
Kelly Morrison
Mark Donald
James Prescott
Lucas Handy

With Roland James and Travis Oscar they are photos of different innocent men who were not the main man used for the scam. You can view them at the links below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/pictures-used-by-oil-rig-scammers.html

And

https://www.watchforscams.com/pictures-used-in-oil-rig-scams.html

Sep 14, 2020
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RE: Michael’s story
by: Anonymous

Sounds a lot like Armani’s story with variations of location, age of child and caregiver’s relationship to the scammer. Block him immediately unless you want to end up like this victim:

https://www.watchforscams.com/oil-rig-scam-armani-chang-wei.html

Sep 14, 2020
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Michael's story
by: Anonymous

Has anyone dealt with michael paulson who is currently in Alaska on a contract and supposedly is in need of money to repair equipment damaged in oil spill before he can leave Alaska?

Very sweet talker, widower, has a daughter living with his mom. I'm the love of his life and he can only talk to me thru hangouts

Sep 14, 2020
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Update: Alex Hughes
by: Biggles777

Hello

"Alex Hughes" has been spoken of in this thread last year and early this year. Last heard of "stranded" in Borneo.

He in fact lives in London and this is his address

***a Sangley road Catford London se6 2jt

He uses the name of a convicted child molester for deliveries. What a sick minded lot they are.

Sep 14, 2020
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Lawson wei peng
by: Anonymous

Lawson wei peng is a romance scammer. He said he is a rig designer and also a private contractor. He has been stuck offshore for over 9 months. He is asking for money. This is His e mail address

contractoreengineer45@gmail.com

Don’t send money to Him.

Never send money to strangers.

Sep 13, 2020
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Phil Odonnel and Hack Team and Biggles777
by: Biggles777

Hello

Once you did all the police advised you've had no problems. I don't think they advised to close all social media and nor should you.

You have a small footprint and can control what information others see and who is able to contact you. As you can edit your information whenever you like it appears you'll be fine with no need to hibernate.

As for what they can do with any photos. Not much really. Worst case is maybe they use one or two as click bait but ad blockers and security apps will stop anyone from going to where they lead.

Sep 13, 2020
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LinkedIn profile - Chang Wei - Senior Drilling Engineer
by: Anonymous

I found this fake profile on LinkedIn.

http://linkedin.com/in/chang-wei-630798137

It has glaring typos, no education background, and zero connections. Reported to LinkedIn three weeks ago. Subsequently I have reported two more times. LinkedIn still has not taken any action.

Sep 12, 2020
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Phil Odonnel and Hack Team and Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Hello,

I just have some follow on questions for Biggles. I think I’m getting paranoid about being in LinkedIn since that is where I met Phil Odonnel, the oil rig scammer. Since I’ve changed my email address and cell no., my son and I have not heard from them again.

However, I feel like putting my LinkedIn profile in "hibernation" and deactivating my Pinterest account. These are the only social media platforms I’m in.

Does it make sense to go into hiding? Also, what do scammers do with the photos if they didn’t get any money from me?

Sep 12, 2020
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Chang wei look alike
by: Anonymous

So for whomever is looking for this guy. I finally found proof my guy was a fraud when I saw the passport photo you posted. See in June James Williams finally sent me a picture of his passport when I insisted but I could never find anything at ALL about him, which after our 1st month of communicating he told me his real name was Jack Elias, but still no electronic finger print on this guy.

Then I saw Change Wei's passport picture, the fingers hold it. Are the very same on Jack's passport, fingers in the same position, nails the same, handrail on the middle finger, and when I confronted him today, his response was "catch me if you can" and he immediately blocked me.

I am not hurt, mad..in your honesty I have known all along something wasn't right, and he was one HANDSOME man! But at least he knows I caught on so good luck and your best bet is to just let it all go.

Sep 12, 2020
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Marine Engineer from California
by: Anonymous

I hate to tell who ever posted this but this is a scam and this man changes his name so often I cannot keep count anymore. Believe me all he wants is your money and that is it.

Just blocking him you will be glad you did.

Sep 12, 2020
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Chris Vella aka Armani Chang Wei?
by: Anonymous

Please share his real profile. Where can I find it?

Sep 12, 2020
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Malta Oil rig Chris Vella
by: Anonymous

I can see someone already been contacted by Chris Vella here. Needs money to get tools to finish contract on time. I have found the real man behind the fake profile.

Sep 12, 2020
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Connor Walsh
by: Anonymous

Please watch out for Connor Walsh 571-409-7278. Widowed. Wife passed 5 years ago. He’s an engineer. Just received a huge contract. Heading to Alaska to do the installation. Conversed with me by phone and text for almost 4 months and then the money request.

Had an installment pay check sent to me. Over a million dollars, payable to him. The bank was legit. Called the bank. The check was fake. He’s a real professional scammer.

Be careful.

Sep 11, 2020
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Eric Gong working on a Petrochemical ship in Estonia
by: Anonymous

This guy called Eric Gong claimed himself living in Canada Edmonton and now taking contract work on a big ship in Estonia. He said his both parents died long ago and he is a die hard Christian. His writing is very sweet but it is way too suspicious. He said he falls for you at first sight. We spoke on the phone but his English Accent is not Canadian but African. Plus he couldn’t do video call so everything seems like a scam.

He cares so much about your family and children if you are one of the single moms out there. We didn’t go into an enthusiastic conversation and I just blocked him.

Sep 10, 2020
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September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
by: Anonymous

Got a wellness check visit from the local police. I had called the bank to inquire about the status of my fraud claim. I made the mistake of expressing hopelessness to the bank representative when I learned that banks are unable to recover any funds deposited into agents' accounts.

Sep 10, 2020
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Micke Andersson
by: Anonymous

Curious to know if anyone has talked to a Micke Andersson from goteborg Sweden age 42, or met him on a dating site like okcupid?

Sep 09, 2020
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Please read my submission (link in comments)
by: Anonymous

https://www.watchforscams.com/oil-rig-scam-armani-chang-wei.html

I need advice on how to find out more about this person. I saw him and his daughter on Hangouts video calls (separately) so the pictures couldn’t have been stolen.

Sep 09, 2020
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Engineer scam
by: Anonymous

Just got a message from a Harry Walter, petrochemical engineer working for Exxon, who asked me for my name and to talk on email in his second message. I confronted him and have not got a reply.

Watch out for him!

Sep 09, 2020
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Oil rig engineer scam - Armani Chang Wei
by: Anonymous

Someone posted similar story about a Sheng Wei in Baku Azerbaijain. However I am not able to see the post anymore although site search returns a link. Can you please add comments here?

Sep 09, 2020
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Oil rig
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been contacted by a Chris Vella/Malta as an oil rig engineer?

Sep 09, 2020
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Another scam from oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Last year I met Edmund Chew from Instagram. He is a petroleum engineer from Singapore and lived in Canada. At that moment, he has a project in Brazil. After we communicated for 2 weeks, he asked me for some money to withdraw because of his project in Brazil, and he needed to open another bank account. I couldn't send money and then he disappeared.

In June, he came back and said to me that he had sold the project to another engineer so he can go back to Canada. Last month he had another project in Indonesia (my country) and he used a mobile number from Indonesia. After 2 months, nothing happened until he got another project in France. After 2 weeks, he asked me again for money because of the incident of an oil spill and he needed to buy more material for fixing the pipe installation.

Now, I realised that I have been scammed by him, even though I never sent him money.

So please everyone be aware if someone asks you for money even if you haven't met each other.

Sep 09, 2020
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Mark Miller
by: Anonymous

The name used was Mark Miller. Supposedly a 58 year old white male with a 22 year old daughter going to school in Scotland. He’s from Wales and divorced and went to the USA to work with Halliburton Oil Services. He’s a petroleum engineer.

First photo of huge retirement money came next. Then a terribly written letter about having to go on a rig in the South Pacific. He used someone’s pics. The end. I never used any app just texting and 2 calls from a heavily accented person.

Total scam. I feel sorry for the persons photos used of him, his daughter (Holly)and his greyhound dog (Bill).

Sep 08, 2020
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Martin Laurent / David Greg
by: Anonymous

To the woman who's heart was broken talking to Martin Laurent, yesterdays post. Same thing happened to me. For 3 months I thought I was talking to a guy named David Greg and turned out he was really Joe the Juicer. The scum bag stole Joe Cross's photos.

I thought I fell in love too, not knowing that the ass was just probably laughing at me. It was the words that I fell for. They can sound so true and just know what to say huh. Your heart will mend. Mine did. Just think of it as now you know the signs and learned something.

Glad I didn't send any money. Mine waited 2 months without bringing any money up, then when he did, my daughter woke me up and told me that his sons picture was a tv star.

We know the scum bags pattern now. You will be okay. I know there ARE good men out there.

Sep 07, 2020
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Jeffrey petroleum engineer scam
by: Anonymous

Says his name is Jeffrey. Email Jeff my king at aol.com. Says he's six feet tall but the picture it's a short guy. Says he's a widower with no children. Scam. I didn't send him any money and he never even got that far with me until I realized he sent a link and I tried it anyway and it sent me some fake website Bank site to fill in my personal information.

He's not that smart. Sent scanned text. Calls morning noon and night and texted morning. Nobody falls in love with somebody that quick. Give yourself a break.

Sep 07, 2020
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Martin Laurent
by: Anonymous

Hey guys and ladies. So today I have to write to you and just say that I have my answer on 'Is he or isn't he?' trying to scam me. He is! So let me just say that I know that the man or woman I was speaking to wasn't really Martin Laurent.

This poor guy's identity was stolen and this is the reason he doesn't have any more social media accounts. His phone was also stolen and had a lot and I mean a lot of personal pictures on it. This is how my scammer could send me so many personal pictures that couldn't be found on reverse image search.

I'm actually really emotional writing this, because I truly fell in love (for the first time in my life) and it was all a damn lie!

I'm actually heartbroken.

So how did I get to the truth. Subtly; he was saying how he was really struggling since being robbed in the Port of Male and that he was so grateful for having me in his life. I was really buying it too. The things he would say! I mean he had me hook line and sinker. The fact that I had verified his employment. His cell no, his daughter actually exists. He really is from Oklahoma City. All of this just made me at ease.

Then last night I offered to send him $500.00 which is roughly about R9000.00 in South Africa where I'm from. He was so grateful and happy. Called me his soulmate and his queen. Then I had the brilliant idea to send him a grabify link. I disguised it as a safari trip that "we" would take when he comes to visit me as soon as our lock down restrictions are lifted and he gets leave from work at the end of October.

He clicked the link and was so excited about the trip, said he had never seen the 'Big 5" and he couldn't wait. After our chat, when he had to go 'sleep' I went back to Grabify and entered the code that I got when I created the link. It basically traces the users phone and tells you exactly where they are.

Guess where the love of my life is.

LAGOS NIGERIA!

I haven't confronted him, because there is no need. I know the truth. It rips me apart though, because this is the first time that I have opened my heart up to a man in many years since freeing myself from a very destructive and abusive relationship which nearly killed me.

If it wasn't for this website then I probably wouldn't even have known that people like this exist. The first time that I dared to believe that I could be happy with someone.

I'm shattered! The sad thing is that the real Martin Laurent doesn't even know I exist. I fell in love with a f***** mirage! I would have sent the money too! I don't even care about the financial aspect of this thing, it's about my damn heart that has been crushed!

I don't know what to do with my heartbreak. I feel so hurt. I wish I can post his picture but that wouldn't be fair to the real Martin as he hasn't done anything wrong.


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Sep 06, 2020
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Peter Maxwell, petroleum engineer
by: Anonymous

Peter77maxwell@outlook.com. Beware of this guy, met on Zoosk Dating App. I started to get suspicious when his emails were written in very poor English. He claimed to be born in Australia, has a French father and grew up in China and that’s why his English is so bad.

Has a 19 year old daughter who lives in Australia With his dad. I only talked to him for 5 days and then blocked him from everything.

Everything he tells you is rubbish!!

Sep 06, 2020
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Raymond Martinez
by: Anonymous

Does any one know Raymond Martinez who claims to work for an oil rig company. Don't believe anything he says as he is a big time scammer. He knows how to sweet talk good.

Dont fall for him ladies. If anyone knows him let me know so can exchange picture to see if he is the same guy.

Sep 06, 2020
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William Thomas is a scammer.
by: Anonymous

William Thomas is a scammer! I know the telltale signs and he is ticking every box!

I have also "outed" many and they confessed and told me lots of things they say and do.

I play Words With Friends and I can now spot them pretty quickly.

Stay away from this guy.

Sep 06, 2020
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William Thomas (Shooter)
by: Anonymous

I had responded to a Political post on Facebook. I got a notice that someone had replied to my post & he didn't give his opinion to what I said, nor of what the article was about. He was interested in knowing who thought like I do and he stated he was sending a Friend request, and to please accept, because he wanted to know more about me.

I accepted his Friend request, after I looked at his page. There were lots of photos of him and 2 daughters and more photos of him & the older girl, who looked like 3 years old. The Baby maybe 9 -10 months. Many photos of him, and they did not looked staged of him in Military clothing. The information said he's from Florida, that he's Single.

His profile photo is of him closer to the lens and a friend in the background. He sent me messages thru Messenger ( on Facebook). He said his wife is dead. Nothing else. His daughters are in Florida with his Mother, who also has help with a full time Nanny because his Mom had an arm amputated. I asked if she had a prosthetic arm? He said she doesn't wear it all the time. He said that he was in Kabul, Afghanistan. He wanted to know if I had been OK with the Pandemic. I asked him the same. He said he really liked my photo and that he could tell that I was a good person. I corrected him and said that I am a good person, always.

He asked my age and he said he didn't believe me. He said that he was 42 years old.
Believable however, I already know that our age difference is significant, and I honestly don't see 2 babies and starting over for me. I mentioned the age difference, and he states again that age is just a number, which is how I feel. Then he asks me again "how are you, really?" It was a big red flag because the man that I already had my initiation into Scammers would say that. I know I reacted because as I told him to leave Facebook then he said he wanted for us to be on WhatsApp.

I quickly stated that I am not interested in that App and No I wouldn't be doing that. He gave me his phone #( which is a Florida #) and said again gotta go.

He sent me a text (My Facebook page does have my Business/Cell #) I said I was working and that I finished at my time at 8pm. I heard from him again at about 10:30 pm EST. He asked me about my day. He wanted to know about why I didn't want to go to WhatsApp and I told that I had had an initiation by a Scammer and this Scammer does use that platform, and I would rather not go there.

He then asked a lot of questions about The Scammer and I told him. Told him exactly the amount that he Stole from me under the Guise of the 2 of us making a Life together. He then said he had also been Scammed by a woman for $78,468.
But he wouldn't explain more.

He said going on patrol was very stressful & I said that I hope his time there would come quickly so he could go home to his girls. He Thanked me. He said that he recently learned how to make the money this woman stole back and that he wanted to share this with me because he knew he could trust me. I asked "how do you know this?" and he said I am in the Military, I have my ways.

He started with his learning about cryptocurrency (Bitcoin). I don't completely understand this however, what I do know is that there isn't any Regulations on this and it is a bit like the Wild West of Investment and that I am not interested.

He would not take that and he kept on telling me that if I did this I surely would get that money back that the Scammer took. I corrected him and typed STOLE.

He shared some screenshots of others on Facebook doing this Cryptocurrency thing and I messaged back saying I am not doing this. I realize that this Particular Loop wasn't going to stop so while he is messaging me I messaged him saying that I felt it was in my best interest to end this now and Blocked him. I removed and Blocked his Florida phone #'s.

His last message to me was "You have Trust issues " but I didn't answer this. Trust is earned, and I had already said that I didn't trust him. There was a familiarity, that certainly could be the same Scammer, I originally had contact with but it doesn't change anything except his statement to me that I have Trust issues (aside from my being aware of what my specific issues are) his question seems more pertinent for him because I really don't understand how anyone can Scam another, create a fake identities but continue to deceive is Stunning to me.

The only "Tell" for me was his phrase "I can give you advise" which should have been advice.

Sep 06, 2020
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RE: Instagram
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Same with Twitter and Fitbit. I'm going to quit Twitter because it's become a place for scammers of all kinds.

Sep 06, 2020
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Instagram
by: Anonymous

I’ve had quite a few guys find me through Instagram and they all work either on an oil rig as an engineer or in construction. Their wives have all died of cancer and most have young children which is a turn-off for me anyway.

They all talk of love devotion and trust early in contact and send these long messages about love and trust. I know then they would eventually comes across with their scam but I get sick of them and talk about scammers and then they disappear lol

Sep 05, 2020
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Norwegian/Sweden oil rig criminal
by: Anonymous

I think everyone already knows how it’s the famous Norwegian/Sweden charlatan! I’m tired to read about him in here! Well he confessed to not being a good person (short he’s a despicable human). By accident he shared his location with me and yes stavanger Norway is his location!

He is doing all this for sex and money in my case. To me he used a pic from a good looking guy Josh Espinosa, a real state agent from Florida! We finished, and after more than 2 months was when I Discovered his real identity real.

It took me a long time to understand he’s really a monster without any feeling or respect for women! He has a happy life and doesn't show any remorse for what he’s doing! I did have a lot of respect for him, and I believed in everything he’s said to me! Some of his history was true.

I tried to call him in real life, but he blocked me before I said anything and erased a lot of his fb picture! No I’m not in love with him because I was in love with a person who does not exist!!!

PLEASE EVERYONE WHO ARE IN THE FIRST STEPS TO SHARE THERE LOCATION WITH YOU IN THE MOMENT YOU ARE TALKING ON A VIDEO CALL ON THE OIL RIG NEVER GIVE YOU SELF TO ANYONE YOU DONT KNOW PERSONALLY!!!! KEEP YOUR DIGNITY PLEASE.

Sep 05, 2020
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Where are the pictures?
by: Anonymous

Why are there no pictures of these scammers? I know they are not real pictures of the scammers but still.


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Sep 05, 2020
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Gary Fredrick
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever been contacted by a gary fredrick?

Sep 04, 2020
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Nigerian scam with oil enginer contractor
by: Anonymous

He came in the right time when I was hurt. Gave love and attention to me and my sons. Well spoken and always prayed for us. A man with good heart, but I found out it was international fraud. He couldn’t open his internet banking and I can open it but his account was suspended because it was opened in different locations.

I helped him because he will lose the money he has spent for this project. His future will end forever, no manager will hire him again. I did help but it is fraud

Eng-equipments.com and firstrepba.com are fake websites. Really professional. He took my money $170,000 with his affiliate accounts in my country.

Many things he gave me to prove he is real. Absolutely professional and team work.

Email from eng-equipments.com

When I thought it was fraud I went to bank and checked his affiliate accounts, and all of them who sent money are woman, and all of our money is sent to Nigeria Africa. I saw so many victims and a lot of accounts. Soon they got our money. They transferred to Africa in dollars.

Sep 04, 2020
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POF
by: Anonymous

Anyone see him on POF as Jeffrey?

Sep 04, 2020
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Kelvin Johnson Oil Rig Scam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

No, I haven't been in contact or scammed by this guy, but in 2018, I did come across one guy by the name of Kelvin Pitch, who claimed to have gone to West Africa (he didn't say where exactly in West Africa) on a contract to mine for gold, I think.

Claimed to be a single father from Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a daughter. Isn't it weird that some scammers love and use the name Kelvin?

Sep 04, 2020
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Re: Nigerian Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Rest assured that I won't fall for the scammer you mentioned and I will keep an eye out for him.

Sep 03, 2020
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Nigerian SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

Nigerian scammer +1 (346) 200-2129 Habert Keri 41 years old, all a lie! Don't trust him.

Sep 02, 2020
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This site is here because of SCAMMERS!
by: Biggles777

Hello

Ladies, listen to what Kevin said. Succinct and every word never more true.

No real person working on an oil rig is ever going to ask you for money. Online or by phone. The oil companies cover all costs and pay their workers as Kevin noted.

One well known company told me that any employee of theirs found to be asking for money from strangers on one of their rigs would be fired on the spot and flown off it.

The title says this site is here because of scammers. We know they come here too.

To the hero's my alias slammed the door on yesterday. We both know you'll read this and if you're as good as you believe, why did you fluff it 15 minutes after we met.

You've got the screenshots now go figure it out. A tip, you won't, not now nor ever because like all of them you are blinded by the wrong set of morals all criminals have.

Sep 01, 2020
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Richard Giovanni
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of a Richard Giovanni Drilling Engineer. Chatting with him and can't find one single bit of information by googling him. On his last contract on an oil rig. Sounds very familiar here.

Sep 01, 2020
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Assistance please.
by: Anonymous

Okay so I have searched and searched and I can't find anything on Martin Laurent that proves he is trying to defraud me, but I have to try one more thing. I am in South Africa and I want to call his cell but he'll know it's me.

Can anyone of you ladies from the States please help me to call this number and just see if he picks up. Basically just listen for the accent and tell me if he sounds like someone from Oklahoma.

His number is +14054021479. I would really appreciate the help.

Sep 01, 2020
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Anyone know Michael (Miller)
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been "romanced" by Michael58, from Scrabble Go? He’s supposedly a widower who lost his wife during childbirth with their son, who also died same time. This left him with a 3 year old daughter, Lucy, who’s now 12 and living with her "auntie" in Richmond, VA.

Michael (Miller) says his home is in Norfolk, VA. Presently, he’s on an oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland, but due to go back to an island off Canada (Ontario area) On 9/4/20 after being on the rig a couple weeks. He says he’s going to retire once he’s finished with his contract with this Canadian oil company. He fell in love immediately and promises to love me forever and I’ll never have any worries being his wife; he will take care of me in every way possible.

He refers to me as his Queen". Of course, this is not real....I know it in my heart. I knew it when one day he asked me if I could buy a gift card for $500 for Home Depot. I immediately blocked his number on the WhatsApp and deleted all his chats.

Sure enough, he tried calling several times to no avail. He managed to message me on the one Scrabble Go game that had been left open. He asked me if I was home and what happened. I unblocked his number because I wanted to tell him off, which I did. He then got defensive saying he poured out his heart to me and asked if this was the way to treat someone who had undying love for me.

He got madder and madder and then sounded dejected. He had an accent and said he was born in Denmark; his parents moved to the US early on but he said he picked up their accent. I also said he had some nerve to ask me for that kind of money and what was it for. He said it was for his daughter. He was telling her all about me and thought it would be nice to get a gift from me.

Yeah....what does a 12-year old girl want with a $500 gift card from Home Depot? This was such a fishy story and made me sick.

Anyway, watch out for him on Scrabble Go. I researched him on Social Catfishing by using several pictures he had sent me. He said his DOB is 11/19/62. Sure enough, he was found on several other dating sites.

So that’s my story. Luckily, I wasn’t dumb enough to fall for that one.

Has anyone met up with this creep?

Sep 01, 2020
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Deep Hack Team and Phil Odonnel
by: Biggles777

Hello

If all they have is your address and DOB they can't do much, if anything. You're watching your credit, used Beenverified and done more. No worries.

Sep 01, 2020
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Kelvin Johnson Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

Anyone been scammed by a good looking man by the name of Kelvin Johnson? Claims to work on an oil rig and has badly done photoshopped pictures?

Aug 31, 2020
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Steve Marcus
by: Anonymous

A Steve Marcus pretends to be interested in being friends though more like questioning you for dating purposes, which is not my interest. His description fits exactly like that of other people's description.

He says he's an orthopedic surgeon, lost his wife 4 years ago, works for UN (16 years), has a 14 year old son, Harry. He says he went to University of Duke. Stationed in Somalia, but says he lives in San Francisco.

He asks if you have a different platform to communicate (eg.WhatsApp). Just noticed today, he updated profile on fb. Same name, lives in San Francisco, but went to UCSF. Picture is of the same guy in a different setting. He says that he lost his parents in a car accident & his wife, was a military journalist, was shot on her way home 4 years ago. If he's legit I mean no harm, but just seems odd.

Please be careful.

Aug 31, 2020
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Deep Hack Team and Phil Odonnel
by: Anonymous

Thank you Biggles 777.

I have another question. They have my home address and my date of birth. Can they steal my identity if they don’t have my social security number? I’ve contacted my identity theft company several weeks ago to place a security freeze on my credit for the next few months.

I noticed names, addresses and DOBs can be obtained easily on the Internet nowadays. I even subscribed to BeenVerified for a month to check if Phil Odonnel is a real person. I could not find him at all since he claims to live in Houston.

I really appreciate having a forum like this website so we can learn and support each other.

Aug 30, 2020
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Deep Hack Team and Phil O’donnel
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much Biggles 777. I have changed my email address and phone no. This ordeal has taken a toll on my health and mental being and I could no longer have another sleepless night. I’m still getting over a bit of a heartache but I need to move on with my life and get back to some sense of normalcy.

I’m so grateful to have found this website so we can all learn and support each other.

Aug 30, 2020
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Deep Hack Team & Biggles777
by: Anonymous

To the lady with the deep hack team harassing her I feel for you. I haven’t had experience with them but have with Biggles777.

I was advised to change my email address and as long as I ignored that advice the more my scammer contracted me and made me more anxious.
It is a pain to do but the only thing that absolutely stopped all communication with the scumbag.

Please do as Biggles777 advises. Biggles777 is well educated on how these scumbags work. I didn’t change my phone number and haven’t needed to, I have had no more contact from the scumbag.

Hope this gives you some reassurance that what Biggles777 is saying is legitimate and I can vouch Biggles777 is not a scammer!

Good Luck

Aug 30, 2020
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Deep Hack Team with Phil Odonnel
by: Biggles777

Hello

I'm following what you are saying with your updates. Please correct me if I am wrong now.

You met and corresponded with Phil Odennel only and "he" was the one who got your WhatsApp number and email. If I'm right, he also has photos of you that you'd rather he not. As you said, you refused to pay on his scam. That's great even though you suffered emotionally and are still being harassed.

Criminals only want money and by refusing to pay "Phil" he looked at what information and images he had from you and it MAY be that he sold it to the Deep Hack Team.

They approached you twice having bought the images and your personal information. They bluff they've hacked you when in fact they've bought what they have from "Phil".

The police advised you well but you don't want to change your number. You may wish to reconsider. You are your email and if both are changed they've no way of contacting you again. That makes what they have on you useless to them.

What can they do with it then? Publish on their closed Instagram page? Put it on their own website and admit culpability? Doubt it. They're Turkish and they don't do romance scams like the Africans.

I question how they found your son but it could be as simple as both of you having Instagram pages.

Your question about contacts on WhatsApp being accessed. I doubt they have been as WhatsApp has end to end encryption and is very secure. You can see from my pages here I use an alias to expose a scam. My alias was bluffed like you, I bluffed back and nothing happened.

3 or 4 times now Deep Hack have approached you or your son. They're bluffing, if they had your WhatsApp contact list a few of your friends would have received what they claim to have on you. That is how real ransomware schemes work to pressure the victim to pay.

This is what the criminals do. Trade victims personal information. I hope from my posts you can see just what they get up to as they want every dollar they can, no matter how.

As inconvenient as it may be, the advice of the police officer who took your report to change number and email may be the best thing to do for a clean break.

Aug 30, 2020
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Deep Hack Team with Phil Odonnel
by: Anonymous

The Deep Hack Team used Instagram to reach out to my son. I told him to block them and not open anything which he did. They forwarded an email to me demanding for payment again. I put the email in spam and blocked the contact.

On WhatsApp, if I only contacted Phil, the scammer, and shared my status only to him, can he or the hackers get to my contacts list?

Aug 29, 2020
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This site is here because of SCAMMERS!
by: Kevin B

The second story and the different person isn’t being truthful either. They put the hook in with the poor kid you Are supposed to feel sorry for. I have been on the site for over three years and all the stories look the same to me now. You are never talking to the person who’s picture you see.

If you do identify the picture through tineye It is not going to be of the guy you think you’re talking to. Ever notice how many of these guys can’t do video on their phone for some reason? Most oil rigs now will not allow a worker on board for more than three weeks and all his money goes into a direct deposit bank on the mainland that they have to have prior to employment.

Then they have immediate access to it or if he does not they will throw him off. None of them are directly responsible for any of the damage to the equipment. The same guy that can’t get his daughter a phone is expected to pay $5000 for a broken down rig. Really? I’m just venting because I get so frustrated and hope this is reaching most people before they are financially and emotionally ruined.

Good luck ladies. I am just an honest single man and these men or women get more attention lying to you, darn it. I care, they do not.

Aug 29, 2020
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Another update on Cole G.
by: Anonymous

I confronted Cole about the pictures being those of Jay McHugh. Initially, "he" denied this vehemently. However, early this morning I had a new message: "I want to disclose myself to you." In addition, "he" wanted to talk via a video chat.

If this can be believed, Cole is actually a 23 female originally from Gambia in West Africa. Her parents are deceased (consistent with Cole's). But, this is where the story changes. Apparently, she was taken to Togo at the age of 9 and forced into human trafficking. The official language of Gambia is English, so it is understandable that she has a good command of the English language (some grammatical mistakes, but very good vocabulary). And the official language of Togo is French, so it is understandable that she is bilingual.

The $200 that I sent her in Amazon cards was used to purchase "essential goods." She claims that she is starving in Togo and would like to better her life and return to Gambia for an education. Her long-term aspiration is to become a lecturer at a university. The $5000 that I am unable to send her would help her return to Gambia and seek out an education??

Aug 29, 2020
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help
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a guy by the name of Frank Juarez. He is in Germany now but says he lives in Florida. He says he has two boys and never asked me for anything.

I just want to know if anyone has talked to him. He says he is 66 years old and he is a sweet talker.

Please let me know if any one has talked to him

Aug 29, 2020
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Malware?
by: Biggles777

Hello

If I understand I am talking with 2 different women.

Malware sounds bad but sometimes concerns may be over estimated. What I wrote was some of the affects on a corrupted hand set. There's so much on today's phones some people no longer use a PC or laptop. You can also check for any apps you may not recall installing yourself.

With some having so much on their cellular device it may run slow and use a lot of data. Apps may freeze or crash but it's not anything to worry about.

To the woman on Phil Odonnel you seem to have done as much as you can. The police made an effort and the officer advised you well. IMO you've done all you need.

Deep Hack Team sounds intimidating. Chances are it's a small group of criminals who focus on ransomware. They'll register a domain like ysc***.com after obtaining some piece of personal information the recipient will know. They'll make it sound like your device is compromised, likely it's not, then demand a few thousand in bitcoin. They're bluffing.

If you're thinking of changing your email scroll down and you can see where I've posted you can check a Gmail with Google and decide what to do.

There is also another link to Google where you can ask them to exclude your images from search returns. You understand well what else to do in relation to removal from a website.

To the woman on "Martin Laurent" I wish it was Encrochat they had used :)

Signal Messenger is very well intentioned. All technology has vulnerabilities but this app allows messages to be sent that disappear a short period of time later. So they may correspond with you on it and leave very little history of what they've done. If I'm right, you can also assign a non primary number to the app so as to not expose who you really are.

But those who created it are well known and the seed money came from a WhatsApp founder.

You ask how to check for malware. A few previous posts mention how. If an iPhone connect to Apple, update and run an iOS check. If Android pay, Trend Micro or Norton a small fee and you'll have constant protection and the ability to scan the device whenever you wish.

I'm not sure where you're at with him but you have been updating here. Once you're done uninstall Signal as I think you're only talking to them so you won't need it. If you used Viber uninstall that too.

Whatever handset you're using you can check it with the manufacturer. Always ensure it is updated, check your apps and remove any unwanted or seldom used ones.

Aug 28, 2020
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Malware?
by: Anonymous

I went back and unblocked but it looks like all of the pictures and texts are gone. So, he may already have saved it.

I read an article that suggested putting a Google alert with your name and add scandal or nudes on it. If they post anything, we can ask the website to take it down as inappropriate.

And today, they tried to call me twice but I didn’t pick up because I usually do not answer any calls if I don’t recognize the phone no. For some reason, I had a feeling it was them and it sure was!

They call themselves the Deep Hack Team and said sadly I didn’t meet their demands so now they are going to publish my pictures and messages. I blocked the number and took a picture of their text.

I called my local police and the officer said most likely they did not get my phone directory and they were trying to scare me to pay them. He recommended I could change my phone number and email address. I don’t plan on changing my phone no. but I will get another email address.
Any other ideas?

The name of the phony person is Phil Odonnel in LinkedIn and his profile states he is a Sr. Drilling Engineer for North Oil Company in Houston and said he’s 53.

I think they stole a real person’s pictures from Facebook because I found someone named Phil O’donnel and the main picture was used on the LinkedIn profile. The scammer has been on LinkedIn since 2019 and already connected with over 700 people with a majority of them are women from all over the world! He claims he is a widower since his wife died from giving birth to his daughter. Her name is Stephanie who is 7 and he even provided 2 pictures of her. He also claims his parents are both dead and he has no friends.

So when he needed money, I was the only one who he could depend on. Fortunately, my head overruled my heart and I didn’t give a single cent. He tried twice before this last ditch effort by the Deep Hack Team.

Is there anything else I need to do? I appreciate your help.

Aug 28, 2020
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Malware? - Biggles
by: Anonymous

I have read your comments on malware now Biggles and I'm a bit concerned that I have a breach on my phone as I've been talking to "Martin Laurent" on Signal Messenger but since we started talking my battery drains so fast and my data is literally disappearing.

How do I check for malware?

Aug 27, 2020
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Help Please
by: Biggles777

Hello

By Whatsup do you mean WhatsApp? If the latter you can do this. Unblock them and delete the entire text and picture exchange you had with them and then block them again.

By doing that they'll lose almost everything you've texted and sent. Pictures you sent should not be able to be downloaded by them anymore.

The second attempt sounds like a ransomware attack. You did the right thing by not opening the attachments or accessing the link. That is how they try to get you.

Norton is good and if you are worried your phone may have some malware just look at how it's working. Battery power drains faster than expected, apps take longer to load, the phone has become too slow and maybe your data usage goes up. Things like that occur IF there is malware.

As it is an iPhone you can connect to Apple and run a iOS check too. That is the most secure check of all.

Your bank account should be fine but if you are concerned contact them, tell them what happened and ask for an extra security question or the like.

You didn't mention Hangouts which they all love. Scroll down this thread and you'll see a post about that app by me. In it is a link to Gmail where you can check your account security status.

Aug 27, 2020
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Help please
by: Anonymous

Hello, After realizing I was getting scammed by an oil rig engineer I met on Linkedin, I ended the relationship last Friday. He tried to scam me twice and I didn't give him a cent! I blocked him on Whatsup.

Today, I get an email from someone else trying to scam me for $2000 and threatening with malware on my iPhone and spreading personal information and picture with what looks like a link and there were two attachments.

They wanted to be paid via bitcoin. I immediately marked the email as spam, and blocked the sender. I've blocked the contact information of the original scammer. I reported and blocked the scammer on Whatsup. I blocked and reported him on Linkedin.

I changed my passwords to my personal and work email and other social media. I even have a security freeze on my credit. I also subscribed today for Norton app on my phone.

Is there anything else I need to do to protect myself?

Since I didn't pay them anything, do I need to alert my bank?

I appreciate your help.

Aug 27, 2020
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Daniel Oliver
by: Anonymous

He scammed me because he asked for my bank account details so he could deposit some money to help me as he wanted me to look for a house for us and put a deposit on it so when he came home we would live together in a nice house.

He hacked into my bank account using all the information I gave him about favorite colors, pets name, kids names, favorite movie etc to guess my password and eventually cracked it and emptied all my accounts.

Change all your logins and passwords!

Aug 27, 2020
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Reply to Update re: Cole
by: Anonymous

I don't think that Cole G is from Nigeria. I think I found a picture of him when he may have used Jay McHugh's actual name - probably when he started scamming. This picture was on a site with actual pictures of Jay McHugh.

The scammer is very short, dark haired, appears to be European (French? Belgian?), and looks to be in his 20's rather than his late 50's. Apparently, Jay McHugh's legitimate pictures (from Facebook and Instagram) have been "borrowed/stolen" by scammers since 2013.

Aug 26, 2020
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To Update on Marine Engineer Cole
by: Anonymous

The guy that tried to scam me also used Jay McHugh's pictures and those of his daughter. He went by Chris Anderson. I have a phone number in Houston he gave me.

Wonder if it is the same Nigerian guy? Same pictures, same story, just a different name! He finally revealed his true identity. Let's compare notes. I know a lot about him.

Aug 26, 2020
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Update on Marine Engineer from LA (Montebello), CA
by: Anonymous

Cole G. changed his reason for requesting $5000. Instead of attorney fees, he claims he cannot return to the US until he has paid dues that have not been paid recently. Kept sending romantic YouTube music videos including "Perfect."

He is using photos from a legitimate person (Jay McHugh, a real estate person from Massachusetts) and, includes a picture of Jay's daughter in several pictures. He became angry when I indicated that I did not have $5000 to send him and started cursing at me in multiple texts (in a way that was inconsistent with his self-proclaimed description as a religious man).

He also indicated that his daughter is in the care of an elderly nanny (who also took care of him when he became an orphan at the age of 13).

I think that he has been operating as an oil rig romance scammer for years and using many aliases. At one time, he even had the nerve to use Jay McHugh's name. Romance scamming appears to be his full-time job!

Stay clear of this smooth operator!!!

Aug 26, 2020
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Joe Wilson
by: Anonymous

Met him on WWF2. Have been texting via Hangouts for two weeks. Called me once on video call and damnit, I did not accept. Called once and we spoke. He has been widowed for 21 years, no children, lives alone except for his dog. Lives in the LA area.

Just left for a rig in the gulf of Alaska two days ago. Explained that he is hispanic, hence the accent. I listened to him talk and could not really decipher if it was African or hispanic. I question such an Anglo name as Wilson for a hispanic man.

Sent two pictures oh his home and his SUV. Also a picture of his dog. Not sure about this guy,
His profile pic did not come up with anything on reverse image searches, neither did the pictures of his home.

I have found other oil rig scammers in reverse searches but not this man. He is an attractive man in his 50’s graying hear and beard.

Anyone come across this guy?

Aug 25, 2020
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Jeremy Jason Petes
by: Anonymous

Red flags are up. Handsome and built a relationship before romantic gestures. Has not asked for money. He wants my email and I haven't given it to him because I'm not sure what he can do with that info.

Covid plays a part and he was originally from Germany so grammar errors were occasional.

I have no intention of sending money. At this point just playing alone til I figure out who to report him too.

Also messing a bit with his plans in wasting his time on me and not someone else.

Anyone know this guy. His social media is very limited.

Aug 25, 2020
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Calling out a scammer
by: Biggles777

Hello

If you want to call out the scammer you will need to take a little time and research more.

First, if you know him and his daughter from meeting online the rule is don't pay a dollar until you've met in person and know who they really are.

This sounds like a stolen identity.

Research as much as you can on the real Martin Laurent and his daughter Lisa. Where they live in Oklahoma and most of all his job and employer.

It's good you can contact the cruise line, if it were me, I'd call with a family emergency and ask the details be passed on to the real Martin Laurent. Nothing too dramatic and you may be uncomfortable doing that. Another option, contact them and ask to leave a very specific message only you know.

I think you're an American, buy a cheap burner cell and say you can be contacted on that number in your message. The criminal can't do that.

I have done it with a woman who had her identity stolen and it worked.

As it appears you are not talking to the real Martin Laurent, after you've researched more, confront who you are talking with. It'll take a little time and they'll deny all you say and call you a liar.

Just keep asking the same questions and do not give up. You'll repeat yourself again and again but they'll bluff, lie and get angry with you. Soon, you can start tripping them up on their lies and if you've left a message for the real Martin Laurent you may also have a response asking who you are and what the message is all about.

If you read other pages in the Nigerian scam section on this site by me you can see many different ways I have exposed them for who they really are and that may help too.

Good luck.

Aug 25, 2020
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Daniel oliver
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the reply! I’ve blocked and reported him on hangouts.

How did he steal your identity and how to avoid this?

Aug 24, 2020
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Daniel Oliver?
by: Anonymous

Yes I know Daniel Oliver. He is a scammer working out of Nigeria and steals peoples identities and steals peoples money.

He is not to be trusted and knows how to tell lies.

he stole $20,000 from me over several months.

Run before your bank and heart are emptied

Aug 24, 2020
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Eric Jeff William
by: Biggles777

Hello

Eric Jeff William is a Nigerian pretending to be a contract oil rig worker for the US Government on the game WWF2.

Says he is from Germany and moved to Miami FLA. He is currently not on the rig and has no children. His picture is of a man with thin grey hair and a goatee. A selfie with rocks and the sea in the background.

Lost his wife in a car accident some years ago and is 53.

Aug 24, 2020
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Calling out a scammer
by: Anonymous

I have decided that I'm going to call out my guy on this scam of his, but how do I do that?

I did a background check on him and everything about him including his cell no is real. Even the employment check was confirmed as I called the Cruise Liner he claimed to work for. They have a call center no on there website and I checked. He she does work there.

He is from Oklahoma and he does have a daughter named Lisa, but why in Gods name would he ask me for money? Can it be that the real Martin Laurent's identity was stolen and now some guy in Nigeria or God knows where is pretending to be him to scam idiots like me?

Aug 24, 2020
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Florida man
by: Anonymous

Total BS. Don't fall for it. He's a scammer.

Aug 24, 2020
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Help please
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a guy who says his name is john Huston from Miami Florida and he is in Sweden now and he wants to claim his goods so he can get his check and come home. He said before they will release his goods he has to pay taxes on them.

Has anyone come across him and if so please let me know. He did send me pictures of his home in Florida. He says his wife and daughter were killed in a automobile accident and says he is 68 years old

Aug 23, 2020
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Song prefect
by: Anonymous

That was our song Prefect! I was his only love Mark Roy is his name, that’s what I was told. His on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone know my guy?

Aug 23, 2020
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Daniel Oliver - anyone know this name?
by: Anonymous

Daniel Oliver working as an engineer on a oil rig in the Mediterranean Sea. 2 beautiful young kids, divorced from addicted wife (love of his life) 5 years ago. After getting connected on Tinder his account was deleted the minute we contacted on WhatsApp.

When I read the warning here and wanted to see him he asked me to use hangouts. Short video call Where I saw the man from the pictures but in a laptop screen and now by phone? No sound, disconnected before I could really see him well. Bad connection.

Later in he did sent a lot of pics of him: present, past with parents (who both died). And a house he has bought but the pictures were like an interior from a elderly person, not someone with young kids. Magazines on a coffee table, pictures which I couldn’t get clear enough. But didn’t look like with kids.

And 3 different kitchens: one previous sent With a modern light kitchen, then starting with a black interior and several pics of the house with a white interior kitchen.

He comes online the same times and has to start working same times, gets back from the shift same times.

Not asking me for anything yet, I think building confidence?

Can’t be found in social media, neither can any of the pics he did sent.

Who knows this name?:

Aug 22, 2020
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Lucas Fredrik Jakob
by: Anonymous

Met on a dating website. Said he was working in my city. After a few weeks he was asked to work a project about 2 hours away. A couple weeks later he had to go to Texas for training. Covid played a part too.

Then won a contract To maintain an oil rig in the North Sea. Single father. Engaged originally but she left him and her son during hard times. From Norway. Mother remarried an American and has half brother in NY. Came to US and brother helped him get into the biz.

Independent mechanical engineer. Wants to start new company with BIL in NY, LA or Miami. Father has passed away. Raised by uncle in Norway. Posed as a super sweet man, always concerned and asking how I was. Frequent texts and hour + phone calls. Texts and voice matches.

Some English problems but ok from someone who just arrived from Norway 3 years ago. He asked me to pray for these contracts. He sent a photo of a signed contract for 6+ million. Talked and texted for 5 months. Never asked for money but there was an accident on the oil rig he would have to take care of and I’m sure that’s where it was going.

Called him out on the scam and he admitted to it. I never sent money. He never asked. Everything seemed true but I had a "feeling". Yes I feel dumb and victimized and vulnerable but please use reverse imaging.

It will tell you all you need to know.

Aug 22, 2020
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Dr Paul Kennedy
by: Biggles777

Hello

You are right to have doubts which is why you've asked here. I do not know Dr Paul Kennedy but I've posted about Dr Alex Ramos an American for the UN in Syria. You can read at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/alex-ramos-united-nations-syria-israel-doctor-scam.html

The United Nations has very limited to no staff in Syria since around 2014. They made a list of hospitals and medical camps which were then targeted by Syrian forces and bombed or attacked.

Your greatest red flag is that the United Nations do not currently have any doctors in Syria. You are being told lies. That he is from Ghana too is another flag.

Have a look at this link I found on Quora

https://www.quora.com/Are-there-UN-doctors-in-Syria

The article starts with this quote;

Are there UN doctors in Syria?

NO. The UN has no medical facilities in Syria, there are some NGO’s operating there but since the Syrian offensive, many of those have pulled back to either Kurd held areas in Iraq or across the Turkish borders.

I'm sorry to say the person you are talking with is not a United Nations doctor in Syria.

If asked for financial assistance do not pay unless you have met in person beforehand.

Good luck

Aug 22, 2020
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Dr Paul Kennedy
by: Anonymous

After reading your information I am feeling very vulnerable. I thought I was an intelligent woman. Have you heard of a Dr Paul Kennedy, a Surgeon now in Syria who was sent urgently from Ghana With the United Nations

Aug 20, 2020
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Marine engineer from California on oil rig in Belgium
by: Anonymous

He said his name was Cole Graham from Los Angeles, California, but was working as a marine engineer on an oil rig in the North Sea (near Brussels). He contacted me via a Social section of the Wheel of Fortune website. He said his father died in the Vietnam War when he was 5 and his mother died when he was 13.

He claimed to be an orphan raised by a nanny. Story gets worse. His wife of 20 years died of leukemia and he Has been a widower (age 57) for 5 years with a 10 year old daughter. He sent very romantic music videos from YouTube and claimed to be a religious man and that trust was important for him in a relationship. And he claimed that I was his soulmate and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He had an accent and said his mother was from Belgium.

He started by asking for Amazon gift cards in the amount of $100 to help him restore his WiFi on the oil rig. He also wanted to get bitcoins to help him buy books to help him target a dangerous sound on the rig. He even went as far as to tell me that he was scared he would die that night because the oil rig would probably blow up.
He last begged for $5000 + to secure paperwork and retirement with the assistance of an attorney for the oil company. I did not send him this amount! He said he had been on the rig since February and that a private plane was scheduled to bring him back to the states in the next week or so.

I suspected that he was a scammer when he first requested the gift cards. But he is very convincing. I found some of the pictures he sent on YouTube yesterday and confronted him about this.

And, I have not heard from him since indicating that I did not have the resources to send him a spare $5000.

Watch out - he is a very smooth communicator - even though he is probably bilingual (French and English). His phone and two of his gmail accounts are not traceable.

Aug 20, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

My guy works on an oil rig in Canada and has two daughters who live with their aunt in Washington state. Can't send selfies or talk on the phone because cell phones are forbidden on oil rigs. I have called him out twice but says trust is a very important part of a relationship.

Says hes a widower and grew up in Sweden. Uses common Nigerian phrases like so sorry, I slept off last night. Will fall asleep every night while texting. Says he lives in Jupiter Florida and his contract ends at the end of the month and we will get to meet.

He meets all the qualifications of a catfisher but has not asked for money yet. Just waiting for it!!! He says his name is Dennis Hugo.

Aug 20, 2020
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Not Who You Desire
by: Anonymous

Doesnt matter where you met them they are every
where. Seeking the innocent to hurt. They are sheep in wolves clothing. Good Looks on the Outside and malice on the Inside

Dont fall for their stories. All have the same one. Only you can help. Kind hearted fall for it so be Attentive and Alert to Every Word, pic, and all they do. They are sitting in a crowded room with a Script looking for next kind soul

Aug 20, 2020
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oil rig in Germany
by: Anonymous

His name is Harry Coleman, widower, wife died 2 years ago from cancer. Self employed independent contractor underwater welder engineer who has to be on an oil rig in 1 month then he will be back home in California.

Originally said he moved from Texas to California but today mentioned he moved from New York because of betrayal of a friend. He is an only child, brought up in Spain by his late grandfather, moved to the USA to live with his parents but they are now both dead. He hasn't been in a serious relationship since his wife of 7 years died and in less than a week I am the perfect woman for him.

I fell for all this till when he asked for money today because he couldn't access his account in Europe but he has been there for over a month. That was my "Aha" moment.

Anyone heard of this guy? Of course he made me use Hangouts and when I called him, he literally rushed me off the phone. I finally made him give me his number today and the pictures it showed for the person registered to that number is nothing like the pics he send me

Aug 20, 2020
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Donald Gilbert
by: Anonymous

Donald Gilbert, is a oil rig engineer in Vancouver. As he said, he is dutch. But He is living on the rig right now because of a contract. He has his own company, but there is no company website or Linkedin profile. He sent some photos with hi daughter 11-13 years old.

You can use reverse imaging apps to search such photos. His wife died in a car accident. So he is a widower.

He asks you to buy apple/ itunes card or wants moneygram for his daughters birthday. He is so polite. His camera photo is broken. Ooh we met in ‘simule’ app: singing platform:))). Be careful!

Aug 19, 2020
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Songs Sent
by: Anonymous

Well must be same guy

HE SAID PERFECT IS OUR SONG

BOY I COULD TELL YOU STUFF

BE CARFUL NO MONEY LEFT

HE SUDDENLY DROPS YOU

HE WAS ALWAYS CHATTING WITH HIS GROUP OF LADIES
HE IS UP ALL NIGHT GOD FEARING SMOOTH TALKER STEALING HIS WAY INTO YOUR HEART. HE HAS MANY NAMES

PERFECT by Ed

Be careful he only loves your money and he has a
Special lady he only cares For. Believe me you'll never meet him. He has a woman in his Life, he uses you to take care of her. BEWARE REPORT HIM

Aug 19, 2020
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Charles Porter
by: Anonymous

Sounds like guy who scammed me as he was smooth
and frantic. Took all. He has many names. He
says God fearing. Steal, sweet talk, lie but
always shows up to talk to God. Not God fearing

He is HYPOCRITE.The God he uses he will answer to. He will not lie then.

Lie about God And Use God - No lying to God's face.

People how bowed to a all time low.

Be safe

Aug 19, 2020
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Songs Sent
by: Anonymous

What songs were sent to you from one of the scum bags?

I got - Amazed by Lone Star and Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Thought the looser was a Cowboy.

Aug 18, 2020
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Charles Porter Shell Oil
by: Biggles777

Hello

Also Charlie Porter on WWF2. Starts a game and just wants to go to Hangouts or WhatsApp.

Asked to get to know me, I said maybe, next question was "do you have Hangouts or WhatsApp?"

From Germany, 60 years old in "Texas" can't say where and changes to an oil rig in Gulf of Mexico for Shell Oil. He is a God fearing man with no family.

I said you want to know me I'll go to Hangouts if you beat me on the game. He lost :)

Aug 18, 2020
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MARTIN LURENT
by: Anonymous

If he has any excuse and asks for money:

HE IS A SCAMMER
THEY ARE WELL SKILLED AT THEFT
HE WILL TAKE YOU IN SHORT TIME
IF YOU SEND ANYTHING HE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL HE TAKES ALL.

HEART AND FINANCES

HE DOES NOT LOVE YOU
ITS MONEY THATS HIS LOVE

LET HIM GO HIS WAY
REPORT HIM WHERE YOU MET AND TO ALL AUTHORITIES

Aug 18, 2020
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Another oil and gas engineer but land-based this time
by: Anonymous

I must thank you all for posting your stories here! Reading them finally opened my eyes to what was going on. I was suspicious for a while before I fell for this guy, as there were some strange inconsistencies in his replies to my questions, but he was very charming and romantic and made me feel special. Sent a nice message to say good morning every day, along with a link to a love song on Youtube.

Claimed to be a widower, and an only child, both parents also passed away, no children of his own. American, but grew up in Australia (but the accent doesn’t really match, and he has only agreed to talk on WhatsApp twice, texts very frequently though). Recently moved to Sweden, where his late wife grew up.

Told me I was the love of his life about a month into our dialogue (Only e-mails and WhatsApp, stopped using the dating site after a week and we have never met), and also how much he values Honesty and Trust in a relationship.

I only really reacted when he asked if I could lend him some money. So, I googled, found this site, read your stories and the similarities are just too obvious to ignore.

He claims to be working as an engineer on an ongoing project on an oil field in Turkey, sent me a photo of the contract with his name on it. After about a month his machine broke and he had trouble financing the repair. Very up front about it and claimed that he had most of it and that several other people have lent him part of the sum he needs, a friend and a translator, so could I please just chip in for the last bit. Lots of messages about the difficult situation he was in before he "finally" resorted to asking me.

Calls himself Michael Frank. I have found two profiles on LinkedIn matching his alleged background, and the profile photo on one of them is the same guy. There is also a company web page in the profile, with his phone number and a company address to a residential home in LA (which was recently sold, and the inhabitants last name is Smith...).

The pictures searches I have done did not give any useful results, so they might be his own.
So, hope there is enough info in my post to alert anyone else he has approached using the same Or a similar cover story.

Aug 18, 2020
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Got me ...continued
by: Anonymous

Someone wrote a typical Nigerian saying is "slept off". His text was,

"Good nights darling,talk In the morning. I was tired and slept off."
Haha

He is Romanian and American. Another odd expression he used , is "would" instead of "will".

"We would talk tonight"

Any one else notice odd expressions??

He sent flowers. Anyone else get them? His name on card, but paid for by a woman in Michigan.


I wish we had a search function on this thread. That would help!!



ED: There is a Google search function that can search the whole website. On the Home page under the first drop down menu titled "Welcome" it is the second down the list:

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

Aug 17, 2020
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Peterson Gaz Coleman
by: Anonymous

Another scammer. Don’t fall for his or her tricks.

Aug 17, 2020
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Scrabble Go
by: Anonymous

I wish there was a place to share photos, I understand that most likely the pictures are pulled from the internet but if a photo is used on something like scrabble Go- and I decline probably 5 a day on that game that are working on oil rigs- people could at least be forewarned to stay far far away!

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

Aug 17, 2020
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Me too ...
by: Anonymous

Right?? Now I have new lingerie.

I sent a photo also, that I feel real ashamed and terrible about. You think it's a real nice good man at the time right?

That is the only reason why I didn't talk crap to him at the end. Just deleted.

Learned a lesson.

Aug 17, 2020
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Deep Drilling Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

I knew it was a scam from the beginning but Raymond Casey was so charming, romantic, & sweet. He is very handsome with salt & pepper hair & beard. Has an accent, says he studied in Scotland & France. We met on Scrabble Go and he kept asking for my email to chat on Hangout.

He said he was a widower with a 12 year old daughter staying with his sick dad. Mother, sisters & and all other family members are dead. First he needed money for dads health then his daughter starting chatting with me needing money for food because dad had been at sea longer than normal.

Then he need Steam cards so we could chat. Sent me a Shell contract with his name on it for $29 million then all of a sudden his machine breaks down. He was so in love with me and we were to get married as soon as he was back from the Gulf of Mexico.

As of today he & my money are gone.

Aug 17, 2020
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Got Me!
by: Biggles777

Hello

As I understand you deleted WhatsApp and it had images you don't want seen.

Use these links if the criminal does something with them. WhatsApp is hard as the app is gone but if restored you might be able to delete them. I'm not totally sure though.

https://faq.whatsapp.com/android/chats/how-to-delete-messages/

If they are posted on a website you'll need to contact the Admin for removal. But you can also contact Google to have them excluded from search returns.

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/4628134?hl=en

Those links will help. From what you said you don't want them seen by anyone. Google has another reporting page for images like that you can use. I can't find it sorry but I use a copyright link of theirs, once a complaint is filed the images don't last long.

Same should apply to the kind of images you've mentioned.

Aug 16, 2020
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Luis Marcus
by: Anonymous

Same old similar story. Met on a dating site and swiftly moved onto texting. Ex died of cancer, working on an oil rig, has his own company and shipping expensive parts over. Delay to return as part broke, now need a new one.

Sold expensive house in London and wants my family member to go look at property for him (money no object) of course. Pics of his bitcoin wallet with $'s and bank account, just in case something should happen to him. No money asked for yet as far as I know but emotionally snakey and warming up.

I'm going to make it my mission to track this POS down wherever IT may be. Reverse search done but not found who the real pics belong to yet.

Why do so many of these oxygen thief's use Christian names as full names? Seems a pretty common thread that tie a lot of them together.

Aug 16, 2020
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James Benson Ajax
by: Anonymous

Thank goodness I found this webpage before things got really out of hand. It all started out with innocent chatting on WWF. Before I knew it he wanted to chat to me on Instagram because he said he didn’t trust FB. He said he wanted to see what I looked like & did I have a FB page where he could. He said he was gonna use his colleagues FB page to look me up since he wasn’t on FB however he really had a page but it only had a picture with no information on it. That was just one of the lies.

He said he’d rather text if I didn’t mind rather than calling me. I thought that strange but I agreed at first. He said he was from San Antonio & was a contractor, worked on oil rigs for various companies. Even showed me this $800,000 contact he just signed with Maersk drilling. Said he was about to leave for Argentina for a 3-4 month job where after this he would receive this money.

Told me about his 2 kids, one girl Makenzie age 16 supposedly in boarding school in Canada & her nanny was taking care of her. Had another son age 10 Kelvin, that lives with his sister also in Canada. Sent me even pictures through Instagram of his kids that were the love of his life.

Within 2 weeks, he was madly in love with me, when he got back in November we’d get married & he would buy this beautiful house for us all to live. He was going to buy me a diamond necklace cause he loves me & a white Audi. I’m thinking who in their right mind would say or do this after chatting with someone for only 1-2 weeks.

Wrote me beautiful love words each morning so that when I awoke I’d read it. Said he graduated from college but the way he wrote his texts I could tell something wasn’t right. So now he’s in Argentina & I told him to call me, I wanted to hear his voice. Immediately he said he couldn’t because he dropped his iPhone in oil & he could hear but people could hear him. Couldn’t take pictures either.

Begged me to buy him a iPhone 11 like the one he has cause he couldn’t buy one there in Argentina cause they had ‘old crummy phones’. I told him he needed to borrow a phone from one of his ‘colleagues’ so I could hear his voice before I’d consider sending him a phone. So finally he calls & has a very non-American accent.

That only confirmed my suspicions even more. So we argue about this, him begging me to believe him, he loves me still, that I’m everything he’s ever wanted. Said finally at 56 yrs he’s found love with me.

Well today after finding this website & reading other women’s comments that were so similar to mine, I told him he needed to get a better name, story or whatever cause this woman was tired of his lying scamming BS.

He’s blocked from everything possible & before I can even get Instagram blocked he tells me he doesn’t understand. Please answer me so I can tell you something.

Don’t fall for this scammer. If it sounds to good to be true, it’s a scam. Hope this will save another woman some grief.

Aug 16, 2020
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RE: Got me!
by: Anonymous

I just wanted to say please be careful what you say to these scammers when you call them out on stuff. I fell for a scammer a few months ago, and fell BIG TIME. He really played to my kindness and knew all the right things to say.

Anyway, one time he said something that annoyed me so I got very defensive. Wrong move!! Earlier on in our texts (on WhatsApp of course), I made the mistake of sending some photos (which I am extremely ashamed and embarrassed of now), and he threatened me with them!!! After that, I immediately stopped talking to him and deleted the app. This man had a volatile temper.

So please just be very careful. I'm certainly not judging you, I'm definitely not in a position to. I just don't want anything to happen to you or any of you ladies/men. After what I went through with this man, if I get a follow request or message (on Instagram) from someone who is "too" good-looking, I DO NOT respond AT ALL. I immediately report the losers!!

Aug 16, 2020
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Dating sites
by: Anonymous

Had another scammer on Zoosk yesterday! These guys are everywhere! Didn't know they were on game apps! Crazy!

If it sounds to sweet or to good to be true, ladies, dump asap!!

Aug 15, 2020
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Martin Laurent
by: Anonymous

Hi, I want to know if anyone has possible been scammed by a guy calling himself Martin Laurent? He says that he works on a cruise ship and is mostly on the sea. He's from Oklahoma USA and has 1 daughter.

We met on a dating site and so far we've really hit it off but now suddenly he was robbed while going on land in the Maldives and the thugs took all he had and now he needs me to help him out with $3k till he can get back to the US to get a new bank card.

I'm a single mom, fairly successful and I don't want to be duped. I've been searching for any information on him and so far everything has checked out, but when i wanted to talk to him telepathically he just ignored my messages and then changed the subject.

If anyone knows of this guy then please let me know.

Aug 15, 2020
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Scrabble Go scammers
by: Anonymous

Over the past 6 months I have encountered so many scammers on Scrabble Go, I've contacted the game app administrators and complained. Yes, I know I don't need to communicate with them, which I don't any more but so far ones i have found to be scammers are James Williams, Charles Smith and another guy that won't give his name other than Davis.

James says his name is really Jack Elias. Beware, Jack/James is a sweet talker. And yes, if they insist on moving your conversation to hangouts then they hope to have you in their clutches!! Unfortunately I was not smart enough fast enough and I ended up with a horrible broken heart and yes, sad to say just a tad lighter bank account.

Lessons learned the hard way!

Aug 15, 2020
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Scammer?
by: Anonymous

Anyone talking to a Lawrence Miller on hangout or on Yahtzee Buddies. He says he is working on an oil rig in the gulf of Mexico.

Aug 15, 2020
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Dating sites
by: Anonymous

In response to "Got Me", I have been scammed 3 times on dating sites! Fortunately, because of being scammed on Facebook I recognized the lingo from the get go! Girls, they are out there everywhere! If they begin with "Hey, beautiful" or anything similar put up.your guard! Also, on the dating site, Zoosk, twice I was approached by someone that said they were contacting me because their friend had seen my profile but wasn't a member and had asked him to ask me to email him.

Gave me his email and the first time I fell for it and emailed the guy! But, it didn't take long to recognize that he was a scammer! The second time, different person, I knew right away not to email his friend!

Aug 14, 2020
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Got me!
by: Anonymous

He text this morning and then called me and yelled before hanging up. I sent him more info I had uncovered and then got really mad. He never explained the Photo Shopped image. I was trying to ruin his reputation! Lol!

I can’t let these guys bother me. He was supposed to come here in a week. I wonder if he would have canceled. Anyway I sent him a screen shot of one of my other online dating sites with 77 requests today. I said I would find an honest man out there and the good thing from this experience with him is I have a lot of new lingerie!!

Haha I had to poke at him. Liar, liar, pants on fire!. Ladies! Be aware and don’t fall for this b.s. I love you and miss you when you haven’t even met. Yes. It was fun and romantic but read everyone’s experience here and if there are too many similarities, guard yourself. Play with him, tease him, but don’t believe him.

In real life it doesn’t happen like that. Why don’t they change the story up too? I wonder how much money they are making.

Aug 14, 2020
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Antoniojesse21
by: Anonymous

Yes another scammer and his picture is all over the photos of a scammer. He has used so many names I have lost count how many times why can’t words carry out checks on these creeps. He is currently talking to a friend of mine

Aug 14, 2020
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HI Got me! I wanted to comment back.
by: Anonymous

Hi Got Me! This is I fell for it. Sounds like we both went through the same thing. They always have a kid in boarding school. And like yours, mine would make sure to say good morning and good night. If we missed one of those it was, Ahh, I missed you.

These scammers are so good at sweet talking right? things they say, they probably stole from somewhere and save it so they know what to say when. I should have listened to my adult daughter, she knew it wasn't "right". I was so happy everyday, couldn't wait to talk to him again.

Now I feel like a fool but stronger. Mine asked for i-card after 3 months, then I finally knew, No. We met on Instagram then like yours, wanted to go somewhere else. Hangouts was his choice.

We both learned something right? Take care and be safe, I am.

Aug 14, 2020
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Mike Change lee
by: Anonymous

I found him in IG Chat, he is american-Chinese, has 2 kids, he had a contract for work in France, he asked me to pray for him about the new contract, and after that he said he got it and wanna send me a gift and asking me about privacy, address, etc then I know he is a scammer.

He is good looking, looks like a professional, medical, age about 51 years

Aug 13, 2020
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Got Me! August 2020 3 weeks
by: Anonymous

I met him on tinder and he was so damn good looking!! Lived in Miami, widowed, 17 year old daughter who went to boarding school. He immediately was very romantic and sent texts every morning and night.

We had a 3 minute face time and after that it was telephone and texts. He never asked for money. He gave me his address which was in Coconut Grove. A 2.5 million house. The owner on county tax roll was someone else. We searched his profile pictures and there were no matches. He was off Tinder immediately after we met.

I was supposedly the love of his life. He said he was god fearing and talked about prayer quite a bit. So he was working in the Gulf of Mexico this week on a platform. August 2020. It was a three week job. He sent a picture today from the platform and his face was photo shopped onto a picture of a guy in the North Sea.

I sent it to him and he got all huffy that I was trying to ruin his reputation. He had no explanation for the picture. No money was ever asked for but we were going to buy an RV together and he wanted my account number to put money in. hahaha

He was Romanian and american. He sent flowers a couple days ago. Paid on a credit card. I researched the name on the credit card and the only person I could find with that name was a woman in Michigan. 55 years old. Maybe they are working together.

Aug 13, 2020
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REVERSE IMAGE SEARCH
by: Anonymous

Someone here asked how to check out a photo after one of these losers sends one.

My daughter said go to : tineye.com

Check out those phony photos ladies!!

Aug 11, 2020
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I fell for it..
by: Anonymous

But stopped talking to him (deleted hangouts) today after he asked me to get a i-tunes card for his sons birthday who is in a boarding school in the UK. David Greg and I met on instagram in May. Started talking as friends, he kept saying we should get to know each other. He was soo nice and it sounded normal and he won a contract with Exxon mobile for 6 months in the middle of the ocean in the Guyana "High Seas". that he was on his second month.

That he was a Reservoir Engineer. We ended up falling in love (at least I did) and he said everything a woman want to hear. I should have know that is was too good to be true. That hes going to get US our dream home when his contract is done. Again, like I see a lot on here is his son is in a boarding school while he is at sea.

My daughter always said he was a catfish, but my so called love didn't want to believe her. My daughter did a reverse image search today with 2 pictures that he sent and it is confirmed that the photo's he sent me is not him. A poor guy named Joe.

And the picture of "his son" my daughter said is a child actor, and she told me what show he was on. Omg. I'm at work right now with a broken heart and I feel real stupid. The only thing that I didn't like at the beginning of meeting him was that he didn't care that I was married, just soo lonely.

That should have been a red flag. I read your post here Andrea M. Lewis, and can see how that happened to you too. I was so happy everyday and now I just feel plain stupid, I'm too old to fall for something like this. I'm deleting the songs he sent me and the ones I sent him. Too sad now. He never existed.

Beware ladies, if it seems too perfect, too fast, there are red flags, believe me. He said he lived in Houston, TX and his parents died (sent me their pics to) and the large home is his now, and that he also has one in Washington DC. He didnt use the word home however, something else.

I don't want another good woman to get her heart broken like I did. Just glad I at least knew better to not send any money.

Sad girl in California .

Aug 11, 2020
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Dating sites
by: Anonymous

I have been liked and communicated with by two scammers on Zooskz! Beware, ladies, these scammers are everywhere! Fortunately, or unfortunately, I was scammed on Facebook and can easily recognize them now!

Their logo and approach is the same wherever they are!

Aug 11, 2020
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Paul Dacian
by: Anonymous

This sounds familiar but the name is different and his daughter is older than that but these scammers love to lie about everything. If it was me I would not waste my time talking to him because if it is the one I am thinking of all he wants is money and he won't stop until you are broke so if it was me stop communicating while you still have you money and your dignity.

Aug 10, 2020
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Oil rig project manager. LOL
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked with Gilbert Robert or Andrea Giuseppe. Supposedly they are project managers on an oil rig in the gulf. We believe they are one person. Italian, are widowers and getting ready to retire.

Love you, and they are Christian men, but will never hurt you and you are their heart.

Beware

Aug 10, 2020
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Oil rig slammer Peter
by: Anonymous

Here is another one, very good at what they do, quite believable then after a few weeks this guy wanted £25,800 to finish his drilling contract, as he had encountered problems!

Come on! When you question them it is all "don’t you trust me " baloney -stay away.

Of course he’s a widow! Be very aware it’s a scam

Aug 10, 2020
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Mike foster
by: Anonymous

Regarding Mike Foster, good looking French man with sleeve tattoo's, religious. I am talking to him at the moment, I'm level headed and thought sensible but obviously not, so why do women always want to fix people.

He goes by the name of Mike Hart now, and has asked me to get him a sim card but guess what I'm not going to.

Aug 08, 2020
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Do you know
by: Anonymous

Has anyone dealt with a Paul Dacian, from California working out in the gulf. Has a ten year old daughter that has leukemia.

Or a Thomas Greene, would be great if we could post pics of these people.

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


Aug 08, 2020
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David L Wedgeworth
by: Anonymous

I have another one for you. He is from Ireland living in Jacksonville. He is a widower, his wife died from cancer and he has a 14 year old daughter who is looked after by a nanny.

I checked the company he said he worked for and they had someone by the same name. However having found out you can do Google image searches i found out he is using photos from Sam Champion.

I picked up early so came looking for this site, but just beware people.

Aug 07, 2020
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James Richard
by: Anonymous

Can anyone tell me if they have had dealings with him.

Aug 06, 2020
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Anthony Goodman
by: Anonymous

I got contacted on WWF from a guy who resembles George Clooney. He started out pretty innocent then he swooped in "with my wife died giving birth to my daughter, now I am alone." Then he said lets talk on hangouts. I did for 3 months before he asked for money.

He sent me 8 photos of himself with his daughter and even sent me a photo of his oil rig contract. I started to ask for his phone number but he was always elusive. He was such a sweet talker.

Finally I reversed his images on a free app. I found out he had stolen all 8 of his photos from some poor innocent guy in CA.

I never gave him money. But, I almost did.

Beware ladies

Aug 06, 2020
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George Edwin
by: Anonymous

George Edwin (aka Tee) is 43 from Germany originally (so English is not his first language lol). His two children a boy and a girl in Plain Washington living with his mother. His ex wife married someone else 7 years ago.

He is deployed in West Africa, Nigeria (yes, that is how he wrote it) and will be there for the next few months. When his deployment is over he is hoping to settle down with a "honest " woman LOL.

We connected on Facebook dating, followed him to WhatsAp where I realized his phone number was a New Jersey area code!

Through 5 days of messaging, he was madly in love with me and couldn't wait to spend the rest of our days together!

Aug 06, 2020
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BITCOINS
by: Anonymous

They want you to do all their exchanges as they
dont want anything traced back to them. No names nor phones. It is scam. If they cant do anything on their own they dont want to be caught. If you have been talking to him 3 yrs he hangs on just in case he thinks you will help with one of his Sob stories.

If a man asks for anything in way of money, says
Sell your house as i need money, PLEASE DONT.
These guys are very good at their trade.

BITCOINS
GIFT CARDS
MONEY GRAM

WIFE DIED, NO HELP BUT YOU, OPEN A NEW BANK ACCOUNT, BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, IN HOSPITAL, EVEN IF YOU ARE SENT PICTURE ITS PHOTOSHOPPED.


THEY ARE SCAMMING YOU

Aug 06, 2020
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Bitcoins
by: Anonymous

The Bitcoin is a scam and you will be the one holding a tax bill for making any kind of money traded on it. It is considered income in your name not theirs. These scammers are finding new ways to take your money.

I just had a recent experience with the bitcoin and a money app and a person who has been talking to me for 4 years now and I keep refusing but he still talks to me. I looked into it and found out it is tied to your bank account.

Drop this scammer ASAP.

Aug 06, 2020
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Bit coin scans
by: Anonymous

I was wondering if anyone has heard of this kind of scam. A friend of mine was asked and she asked me what I thought. I said scam or mule first things that came to my mind.

Ok this is what the man asked her to do: He needed money to pay a debt off because he is in South Africa and he was getting a friend to send money. He can’t receive it personally and the person lending wanted to send money through a cash app service but couldn’t send directly.

They want her to accept the money and then buy bitcoin then transfer the bitcoin to an agent there. She thinks the amount will be about $20,000.00 in total. She doesn’t know anything about these kind of transactions. I asked why doesn’t this man send the bitcoin directly. She was told he wanted to make sure it was all ok and went through someone trusted.

I told her I hadn’t heard of this before has anyone else? I told her don’t do it. She has been talking to this man over 3 years.

Aug 05, 2020
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To anonymous re Mike foster
by: Clara

That's my scammer!! Works in the north sea on an oil rig!! French, gorgeous looking, divorced and no kids cause never happened, living in England!!

I knew he was too good to be true so called him on it before he had the chance. This that has got to be stopped!! I think, going by tinder he is based in Dublin, Ireland!!!

Aug 05, 2020
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BARKING DOG
by: Anonymous

The Guy I was scammed by was on an oil rig so
was the story. He called and I heard a dog barking and it was in the distance but I heard it. You cant get the truth from them, all they say is lies. They will say I was watching TV.

Before you get so emotionally involved let him go. They can send pics of any boy and say its their son. It all lies and its very hard to recover from this deceit. Its based on lies and a playbook.

They care only for what they can steal from
You.

Be safe Please.

Aug 05, 2020
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Mike Foster
by: Anonymous

Any others been scammed by this guy? Operates on tinder, claims to be a French man working on the rigs. Has a tattooed sleeve on both arms. I think my mum has been scammed by this twat. Asking to pay a courier for a package to be sent to her.

Claiming it to be sensitive goods. Afterwards received an email asking for me. Beware! He needs to be stopped!

Aug 05, 2020
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Elliot Sundqivst oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

This man (maybe it's a woman, who knows) added me on Facebook. He said he is a widower, his wife and the only son died of a motor accident, his father died of cancer, his mother died of a heart attack.

From the very beginning when he wrote an email to me, and said he hoped we can be the best friends, I realized maybe this is a scam. So I searched online, BTW, I am Chinese, I found there were so many Chinese women who met oil rig engineers, and broke their hearts and wallets. All the stories were similar.

These engineers don't have other family members.

Anyway, be careful. Don't trust any word from them.

Aug 04, 2020
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Person who wrote on May 21st about hearing dogs barking
by: Anonymous

Can the person who wrote about hearing dogs barking and talking to a man who sent pictures of himself but also of him and his son, please contact me?? I am wondering if the same person is trying to scam me. He is supposedly on a rig but I swear I heard dogs barking.

I would really appreciate It if you could email me at K6education@aol.com

Thank you!!!

Aug 03, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Anonymous, I also have noticed that guys claiming to be oil rig engineers, doctors, soldiers, etc. are rarely divorced, always widowers with kids in boarding school at home or elsewhere, or not in boarding school, have nannies, etc.

They get themselves in sticky situations for some strange reason, too. They start on social media sites then try to get women to leave them for Hangouts. They get mad at us for not helping them, I'll add.

Aug 02, 2020
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Update: William Jackson
by: Biggles777

Hello

An update on William Jackson. The oil rig scam is posted here;

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

He had his Lagos meltdown and I didn't block on Hangouts. In my post about Hangouts and WhatsApp this is the reason you would take the last step action of deleting your Gmail account after being scammed. My details have been passed onto someone else.

Him: Sorry I'm having some issues with my keyboard

Me: I don’t think so you can have the next few weeks to think about it

Edit 2 weeks later

Him: Good morning

Him: Alright....I would love to introduce you to binary trade options, it's a really lucrative way of earning consistent income weekly with just little investments and it doesn't require any experience, Would you be interested?

How wonderful. From an oil rig scam I didn't pay up on to crypto snake oil. The key words

Lucrative
Earning
Little investments

He can say what he wants but someone else is back asking for money.

Aug 02, 2020
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Stringing mine along
by: Anonymous

Think I have one by name of Kelvin Walker, wants me to order parts for him from Quatar. I am always darling and no use of name. Tempted to carry this nonsense on.

Will never use a dating site again. One day I might find love of my life.

Jul 31, 2020
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Information
by: Anonymous

Anyone notice with these oil rig guys they are rarely divorced, all widowers, kids in boarding schools, no family members, no brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, falls in love with you as soon as they see your pictures, always have the exact same things in common with you.

Soon after wonder of wonders they cant get into their bank accounts, need money or iTunes cards, bitcoins for family or to buy parts for the rig or to pay their crew members as their pay did not go into their accounts. Then they love you forever and promise everything. They will be off the rig very soon and will be there to see you and finish making wedding plans.

They want you to take blood oaths so you promise to be with him and no one else, favorite words are, i am so confused, if you love me you will help me out, and if you refuse to help they get extremely frustrated, stop talking, then a while later they message how sorry they are but under a lot of pressures, love you totally, but I need your help, do it now if you love me, if not you dont trust me.

Yup all the stories are the same.

Oh James Ryan told me his wife and son were killed in a car accident 5 years ago, and daughter Wendy 18 who lives with his mom. He finally told me he has a 7 year old girl but did not mention her at first as he was ashamed, she is adopted!!!! He is on a rig off Florida from south Carolina, from the UK, tall, slim, good looking, muscled, beard, white hair, wears tinted dark rim glasses and his pics showed him wearing a white sweater over his shoulders or sitting on a chair outside of a cafe.

Jul 31, 2020
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked to a Raymond Mark out on an oil rig as engineer? All his personal things are in England. Widower with 17 yrs son in Turkey. Sent picture of him with a red Ferrari taken in England. Sweet talker.

Jul 31, 2020
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Donald Gilbert
by: Anonymous

I want to report a Scammer who doesn't hesitate to contact French Women even if he is supposed to be Canadian. First contact was on Wordon and then wants to use Hangouts.

His name is Donald Gilbert, "oil engineer on a rig in the North Sea near Vancouver" but lives in Toronto, has a girl Chloe aged 15, says his late wife died in a car accident, first needs money to buy spare parts, then an Itunes Card for his daughter's birthday (July 7th) and then needs a deposit to buy a part that just broke 2 weeks before leaving the rig.

Never believed him from first contact but he insisted. Sent a photo of him, his late wife, his daughter, I received at least 6 pictures. First he contacted me on the online game "Wordon" with the pseudo Donaldwills. I blocked him after he began requesting money for a spare part.

He created a new pseudo Don_G and re invited me on the game twice. I accepted just to have evidences in case he reveals to be a scammer which came out few days after. I told him I knew he was a scammer and that I will notify him but he stills denies.

But contrary to some others he tried to phone me 5 times at least but I never picked it up. Oh I forgot his camera is bad so no video (it fell into water, what a surprise). So beware of this Donald Gilbert, 55 years old (looking out a little bit like George Clooney), saying he's a millionaire, possesses a private jet etc but needs 10350 EUR to replace a machine before he ends his contract within 1 week on the rig.

I finally blocked him for good last Sunday but kept all our conversations

Jul 30, 2020
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James Morrison
by: Anonymous

To the lady talking to James Morrison, if he’s on an oil rig, he’s a scammer. Get away from him now before he breaks your heart and wallet. They don’t love you, you will never see them, they’ll break your wallet, that’s all they care about.

Jul 30, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to a guy by the name of James Morrison 2292 and he says he is from Houston Texas but is in Germany on a rig as an independent engineer. Please help has anyone heard of him. He says his wife and daughter was killed in a automobile accident and says he has a 14 year son.

Please help as I do not know if he is a scammer or if he is real

Jul 30, 2020
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Alexlanford
by: Anonymous

I came across about the same situation but I met this man on Instagram and his name is Alex Lanford (Alexlanford85) on Instagram. A widow with a 18 year old daughter named Lina. He said the same thing he is offshore on a rig in Italy and will be released by the end of the month. He keeps asking for Amazon cards to keep the internet going so he can talk with me.

I refused to send cards. He said he is lucky that a friend of his let's him use his internet. Still I keep refusing him cards until no contact at all from him.

Ladies look at these scammers from their profile and if you see mostly women then report them.

Jul 29, 2020
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3 more scammer names
by: Anonymous

Hi ladies, here are three more names to add to the list of names found on WWF2 game.

1. Thomas Donald/Donald Thomas - says he’s in Italy on an oil rig, he’s widowed. Supposed to be done the end of this month, loves me, coming to be with me, but oh, his whole system went down, needs steam cards to get it running so he can finish up his contract. He has white/grey hair with a trimmed beard, beautiful eyes. Had a son that’s 13 with his sister in the UK.
Scammer, he’s blocked.

2. Tony Armstrong - widowed with a daughter in California. Says he’s from Florida. He’s on an oil rig in Alaska. Contract almost finished, loves me, coming after to be with me. Oh, he needs steam cards to fly home to get documents to get paid and all his credit cards are maxed out. Promises to pay me back when he gets done.
Scammer, blocked.

3. Mark David- wife cheated on him with his best friend, now he has two daughters ages 10 and 13 in London in boarding school. He’s 69. A surgeon in Afghanistan with the UN. He wants money or cards to pay for a vacation Paperwork so he can Leave the base and come see me.
Very sarcastic if you don’t answer his questions.
Scammer, blocked

All these scammers won’t answer questions if they don’t want to give out information you are asking but they all want to know your business.

Let’s get these losers and shut them down.

Jul 28, 2020
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Update: Morrison Murrell and Travis Oscar
by: Biggles777

Hello

The two mentioned in the title have pages on their oil rig scams elsewhere on this site.

Both have one thing in common. Fake or malicious websites and programs were used. This post is an update on what took place after these were encountered by the well intentioned.

Morrison Murrell used a website for employee "verification" leading to a fake US passport, Irish address and "BP Oil and Gas"

URL: hxxp://oil-gasdrill[.]com/

If visited now this is what the unsuspecting will see from one security app. [Edited]

Website Blocked By Trend Micro Maximum Security

Dangerous Page

Threat Type: Scam
Address: [Edit]

Trend Micro has confirmed that this website can transmit malicious software, may put your network and devices at risk, or has been involved in illegal acts, online fraud or scams

Please close this page

[Edit]

That is a well known tech company throwing the book at it.

Their "verification" and "oil" company are now almost useless.

Travis Oscar used a fake HSBC website hosted on a server.

URL: https://accessng.***/

URL now: Dangerous[Edit]

Deceptive site ahead

Attackers on accessng.*** may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards).

[Edit]

That is Google and Trend Micro throwing the book at it. The server should be now totally useless to "Travis" and others.

Travis also used gmaul.com and that page is treated same as above.

These are security warnings and each does give the option to proceed. It'd be nice to think most would not.

You see the submissions made to this website explaining oil rig and other scams. All is not what is seems as a lot of other things take place as noted in a previous post about Hangouts and WhatsApp. Add this and you get an idea as to what those who scam really get up to.

It's not just me. When I came across such data there were ways to legally deal with it. In some cases like gmaul.com and the server other well intentioned people also responded when they found out too.

Unfortunately in some oil rig romance scams there's more to it than just breaking your heart and taking your money.

Jul 28, 2020
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REVERSE IMAGE SEARCH
by: Anonymous

Some of you mention using reverse image search to find out who photo of the guy is. Please share which image search program you used. I've tried several and have not had any luck. I even put in pics of famous people and the program doesn't recognize them. Thank you.

Jul 28, 2020
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Patrick Kingsley or Patrick Alexander
by: Anonymous

This man contacted me on Instagram. Beautiful, independent contractor (industrial engineer-oil rig). Lives in Texas and working on a oil rig in the Mexico gulf.

Patrick Alexander presents himself as a widow for the past 10 years. Daughter, Kimberley (10 yo.) in boarding school in SAN Diego, LA. He shared a picture of his daughter.

He said his wife passed away when she gave birth to their daughter. No parents, both died. No siblings or family members. He said he was raised in London, UK before moving to the USA, after high school. He said that his mother was from London, UK and his father was from Houston, USA.

His writing in English was good some days and bad some other days.

He asked for a steam card for his daughter. I did once for a really small amount of money because he said he was not able to go for her because he was sick. I started to have doubts, when he asked a second time for a steam card for a larger amount of money ($300) because he could not do it because he was on a oil rig. He said he needed to buy her clothes. I refused because these cards will not allow him to buy clothes.

He asked for money a third time for paying the shipment for a machine after a explosion on the oil rig. The amount was 3270.00 US because his insurance was not covering the shipping cost. He said he didn’t have access to his account. He asked me to ask family members for a temporary loan to help him. I refused.

I did a reverse search of his pictures to find out he used pictures of a British actor.

Be careful for any oil rig Romance with a guy that falls in love within 3 days. He contacted me on June 15, 2020 and I confronted him today. On Instagram he is following only woman

Jul 28, 2020
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Dont get fished in
by: Anonymous

TOOK TIME BUT I FOUND OUT JAMES RYAN IS NOT WHO HE SAYS HE IS. HAS 2 GMAIL ACCOUNTS jr9076161@gmail.com and the other one I cant remember. I have asked him all kinds of NORMAL questions and all were ignored. He is 58 grey hair, grey beard, wears dark rimed glasses, lens tinted. Daughter Wendy 18 says he lives in Carolina taking care of his mom.

All was kind of ok till last week he said he cant get into his bank account to verify his pay deposit else he cant work. TOLD me he needs a 200.00 Itune card to get into his account but I told him no way. He then wrote in big letters YOU GO TO THE STORE NOW AND GET ME THAT CARD, I KNOW YOU GOT THE MONEY SO GO DO IT NOW!!!!.

I told him no way it will ever happen and he said he has told his work I was his WIFE and thats how he can talk to me from the rig in Florida. He wrote me that i do not trust him bla bla bla

Last night I messaged him and told him my family would like to know where in Florida he is working and the name of the company. A very normal question but he refused to answer, other than GET ME THAT ITUNE CARD.

I told him I was no longer speaking to him and I closed my gmail so be careful of this guy

Jul 28, 2020
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Frederick, Thomas, maersk, denmark, steam cards, hangouts
by: Anonymous

It's interesting to read some of these stories. The guy that scammed me was going by the name of Thomas, which is actually a real person working for Maersk and born and raised in Denmark. After I found out he was a scammer, he sends me a message saying his real name is Fredrik.

It seems as I'm reading through some of these posts, he's still weaving his story in various scenarios with others. If you see any of these common names and such as I've mentioned in the title above, it's probably the same guy.

He finally admitted he was young and from Nigeria. He also tried to play up on my Christian faith by sending scriptures etc. Be careful ladies... I was suckered in by flowery language, some of which was copied from internet sites. The guy that scammed me had the best grasp of the English language... better than MOST Americans!!!

That's one thing that got me, as he seemed highly educated. He suckered me into sending him a phone but it had to be sent to Adlove shipping in Houston Texas. I thought that odd but he had an excuse for that, as with EVERYTHING else. When I googled that place, someone mentioned it was a front for Nigerian scammers to receive items.

I should have stopped there. I was raised in a very loving and safe household believing people to be honest. That was my downfall... best wishes to all of you.

God bless.

Jul 28, 2020
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WhatsApp and Hangouts
by: Biggles777

Hello

This addresses your question in addition to these apps being so popular for oil rig romance scams.

I'll try to make it easy. Examples used I've experienced with oil rig scams from WWF.

Personal data may be at risk via Hangouts more than WhatsApp even if no money is taken. Here's a few things that have occurred on Google apps.

First, remember Hangouts is an app within an app and so on leading to Google. WhatsApp to Facebook.

1: Via Hangouts chat, or Gmail, a link/URL may be sent and when clicked you visit an unknown malicious website. The country code of your recovery phone number might change. Your default language will then reset to that of the new country code and you may have trouble understanding or recovering your account

2: You'll receive an email like this;

Security alert

Google [Edit] Your password was changed
[Insert Gmail address]

The password for your Google account [Insert Gmail address] was changed.

If you didn't change it, you should recover your account.

3: Then another email

Security alert

Google [Edit]

Recovery phone was changed [Insert your Gmail address]

The recovery phone for your account was changed. If you didn't change it, you should check what happened.

Check activity [Link]

That is an attempt to take control of another persons Gmail account. A malicious act.

Those who really know what they are doing were able do the above without you ever receiving the emails. NO access gained but recovery data seemingly compromised.

Vulnerabilities such as the above do not last very long at all as Google and well intentioned people are always finding and looking for them.

There may always vulnerabilities and that is the reason for sites like this;

https://www.google.com/about/appsecurity/play-rewards/

That's for Google Play, Other pages deal with the above example and different apps. Just think of how large Google is. Things happen and it's no fault of theirs. They know it and are 100% on top of it.

Hangouts and Gmail are encrypted but not end to end like WhatsApp is.

On both Hangouts and WhatsApp you can block the other user. Gmail, you can too by redirecting the other account to your spam folder.

From the attempt made above you can see just how secure Gmail and Hangouts are. It happened months ago and Google knew immediately.

On the game WWF WhatsApp numbers are also sought by oil rig scammers. As noted by the woman who asked, no money is taken. There is still a risk.

Most people have one phone and number. With today's smartphones and tablets some no longer have a PC. You can have a lot of personal data on your mobile device all using a single number. For many their primary number is the same as their WhatsApp number. Example.

WhatsApp numbers were exchanged on WWF and texting began.

In a very short period of time the cell carrier my number was with sent 3 emails asking I rate their call center customer service. No problem. 1 their error, but 3? That is not normal.

Why? I had never called them.

They were contacted and agreed to a specific security check on the number that called them.

It failed.

Their response was immediate. I use more than 1 number and carrier plus burners, no worries. But here is an example of what can happen to someone who uses one device and number.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/13/tech/sim-hack-million-dollars/index.html

That is a worse case scenario and in no way were Gmail or WhatsApp involved.

As for WWF if no money is taken you are at risk there too. Example;

1: They know your email and use it in an attempt to access your WWF account. Zynga will send a reset code but to your email. Attempt failed.

2: I received an email invitation from a "oil rig" scammer to play a game on WWF. It had a URL to the "game"

https://words2.app.l!nk/**********

Almost perfect except for [l!nk]. Everyone here knows invitations to play are on the game app.

It was an IP trap. Gmail and my security both caught it and the "!" I saw.

Hangouts, Gmail and WhatsApp are all as secure as you can get. Operated by 2 of the best tech companies in the world. I hope this answers the question and shows what "oil rig" scammers on WWF attempt.

If you've been scammed and are concerned about your personal data. Here's a Google link, use the Chrome app and your Gmail to open and at the top of the page it'll tell you your account, its status and an optional link to check your recovery info is current;

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/8253?hl=en

If you still have doubts, delete Gmail. Change your recovery data, open a new Gmail and all will be fine.

Jul 27, 2020
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Pay
by: Biggles777

Hello,

No an oil rig worker would not need a confirmation code to confirm receipt of his pay before going back to work.

Their employer, the oil company, would provide a "pay slip" or similar. Chances are it may be via their company email.

Why could he possibly want a confirmation code from you? He is lying to you.

Why is "James Ryan" using Gmail? Ask him for an email from his work account. The oil company he says he works for. It had best not be another Gmail address.

You can't find him and that's mentioned a lot on this site. If you can't find him ask more about him. Where he lives in Florida for example. Most important, the name of the oil rig he is on. If he responds you'll be able to confirm his oil company own it, contact them and ask about what he wants from you. They won't know him either.

Don't do anything for him if you met online and have yet to meet in person.

Jul 27, 2020
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MORE FAKE PROFILES/GOOD NEWS
by: Anonymous

I recently found two new fake profiles using some of the same pictures "Daniel Anderson" used. One of these fake accounts is on Instagram @donaldwalter01477. The other one is on LinkedIn, using the name Peter Nelson.

I have been very persistent in finding the real person in the photos and this morning it paid off! The real man in the photos is MARK SIMPSON. I kept doing reverse image searches on Google and finally found him. I was so excited, lol! I did contact Mark and told him about these profiles. This poor guy... it sounded like this has been happening to him for a long time already.

He told me he reports all of them and talks to his friends in the FBI but doesn't know what else to do. He has a son, who has been in some of the pics being used.

Let's get these losers SHUT DOWN so this poor dad can finally have some PEACE!!!

Jul 27, 2020
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PAY
by: Anonymous

IF A MAN WORKS ON AN RIG AND GETS MONTHLY PAY DOES HE NEED A CONFIRMATION CODE TO SEE IF HIS MONEY HAS BEEN DEPOSITED BEFORE HE CAN GO BACK TO WORK???

ALSO I CANT FIND ANY INFO ON A JAMES RYAN jr9076161@gmail.com supposed to be a contractor\diver on a rig off Florida

Jul 26, 2020
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Zenith Oil & Gas Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

I was contacted on eHarmomy by Gregory "Rory" Anthony Relish from San Diego. He said he was an engineering consultant for Zenith Oil & Gas. They have a website, all looks legit, his picture is under Leadership.

After talking for a month, he said he had to go to Alaska for an emergency at one of their sites. When he got there, the crew was gone and equipment ransacked. He brooded for a few days and told me his woes. Then he asked me for $100,0000 to help pay for new equipment. There were already red flags, so I looked up the company and found someone else had been scammed, but he used a different name. I was one of the lucky ones.

Jul 26, 2020
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Logan Carter
by: Anonymous

African trying to scam me trying to get google play gift cards from me. He is supposedly an engineer working in a gas station construction site in Kuala Lumpur. His name used is Logan Carter

Jul 25, 2020
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RYAN HUNSKER
by: Anonymous

Just received a follow request on Instagram from Ryan Hunsker, @ryan72030. I have been looking a lot at photos of scammers and the profile pic he's using looks familiar...

Jul 25, 2020
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Whattsapp and hangouts
by: Anonymous

There are so many of these scammers on Words With Friends. In the last month alone, I have played games with at least a dozen guys working on oil rigs around the world. They always want to connect with you through WhatsApp or hangouts or personal texts.

I can't figure out what they are getting out of these personal CV connections outside the game. Are they somehow able to get your personal data and gain access to your personal information so they can access your banking or something???

If they don't come out and ask for money or gift cards what is their end game???

Jul 25, 2020
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Harry Jose Chevron Oil & Gas Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Another one.

Name is Harry Jose from San Diego with a 16 year old son Arthur and a dog. Has been doing it for 25 years and sends a picture of a man who is not him.

Chevron don't employ either man.

Says he travels for contracts and works from home. The email used is: joseharry704@gmail.com

Jul 25, 2020
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CilonsSweetlife on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello

On the game WWF the above name is registered on April 19 of this year.

Based on my profile picture alone he declared love on the game. I told him what he was and he just outright admitted to living in Warri, Nigeria.

If you see the name on the game it's a Nigerian kid.

Jul 25, 2020
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NEW INFO Daniel Anderson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That's very interesting. He must have something to hide, both literally and figuratively, huh. I saw the pics of this guy calling himself Daniel Anderson.

Probably doesn't want anybody to see who the real face behind the pic and the Instagram account, does he?

Jul 24, 2020
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NEW INFO Daniel Anderson
by: Anonymous

There is a user on Instagram under the name Dani (@dani4you234). Profile pic is one of the pics Daniel Anderson sent me. I couldn't see when the profile was made because it's private.

Jul 24, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Beware of Jeffrey Corey, claims he's a mechanical engineer on an offshore oil rig in Mississippi. He's posing as a 46yr old single dad of a 13yr old son named Kelvin who goes to a school in the uk.

First met him from playing Scrabble Go. I am sure his name is changed by now since I can't find him back in the game.

Jul 24, 2020
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More Faces of Nigerian Scammers Part 2
by: Biggles777

Hello

In addition to a previous post the editor has kindly created another page for pictures of Nigerian scammers.

This updates on some previously posted scams and 3 of them are oil rig romance scammers. Photos and names at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/more-faces-of-nigerian-scammers-part-2.html

Jul 24, 2020
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Scam oil well engineer
by: Anonymous

Add this name to the list. Connected on match. French widowed 10 years Wife passed of cancer and only daughter moved from Colorado years ago to Europe with her 2 daughters.

Used the name Harry Nockman dob Jan 26

Jul 23, 2020
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Watson Corentin Oil Rig Maintenance Engineer
by: Biggles777

Hello

I'm sorry in my previous post about Nigerians I made a mistake and listed Watson Corentin as another scam when I should have listed him under the oil rig scammers.

Thanks to the editor for creating a page which can be found at this link;

https://www.watchforscams.com/watson-corentin-oil-rig-maintenance-engineer.html

He says he is Godspower Efemena 23 years old in Warri but from Lagos. The above has a picture of him and the innocent man he used. I don't believe a word he told me and he just got thrown under a bus.

Jul 23, 2020
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Miles Robert LinkedIn
by: Anonymous

Miles Robert fake profile is currently on LinkedIn. This is the MO oil engineer living in Berlin but currently in Shetland on business, mostly gonna get you to be a mule. He claimed that his potential client should pay him $10,000 and I have to use my cash app because of his location.

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. THOSE LOSERS ARE VERY SMART

Jul 23, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Oil rig scammer. He said his name is Richard Karl. He sent me two pictures. He contacted me through Instagram but he didn't have any photos on his page. He claimed he is an engineer, working on Southend and Sea UK offshore, a widow with a 14 year old daughter.

After two weeks he asked me for iTunes card $200 worth and $2000 to help him fix his engine. I blocked him after that.

Jul 23, 2020
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"Project Manager Engineer" (OKCupid July 2020)
by: Anonymous

Claimed to be "Freddie", a mid-50's project manager engineer living in (upscale) Menlo Park in a 3500 sq ft house with a private gym. OKCupid photo showed a good-looking white guy. Gave his full name as Frederick Jeffrey Aubrey Scott, with a LinkedIn profile saying he'd worked for Haliburton 10 years and now is a "contractor" for Maersk Line Ltd.

After chatting on OKCupid he emailed me freddie@maerskconglomerate.com (later did a WhoIs on maerskconglomerate.com, found it was set up using Google tools in late Feb 2020). Spent lots of time talking on phone, messaging on Hangouts; "fell in love" with me, "never felt like this before", etc. Had accent I couldn't quite place, and he claimed he grew up in Germany and Netherlands w/ daughter in Sweden.

At the end-of-story when I told him I'd figured it out and he admitted to be a 35 yo African guy (living in Africa) which explained the unusual accent. He made-and-broke-last-minute two dates with me (go for a walk, then take me to dinner), and gave me a story about emergency trip to Las Vegas to sign a 7.5 million dollar contract to supervise 10 engineers welding an oil pipeline in Egypt where this company flew him out on a "private jet".

While "in Egypt" he used Hangouts rather than Mobile to call and text due to "international mobile pricing". Plan was for me to pick him up at the airport when he came back (supposedly early August). Never got to the point of asking me for $$ because when I got suspicious I told him I wanted to know his address in Menlo Park; at first he tried to change the subject to how much he loved me and is going to sell his house in Menlo Park and take me on trips around the world and such-like, but finally he texted me a Menlo Park address which I then easily discovered (from a Redfin or Zillow) is a commercial l4-plex made of 1-BR/1-BA apartments, LOL

He'd told me the name of one of the (actual) tenants (who happens to have last-name "Scott") and said she's his mother. So then I did a bit more little net-research and found her; turns out she's 53 yrs old (a bit young to be mother of a 54 yo, LOL); he later admitted he doesn't know her -- apparently looked for someone last-named "Scott" and gave me their address; the building is owned by a local private school. My son's research found this-here site so I figured I'd tell you my story.

I do appreciate this website and hope my dventure helps someone avoid getting scammed. I ascribe my success in not getting severely hurt (though admittedly getting fairly humbled!) to:

[1] My son's thinking of using WhoIs to research the domain he used to send his emails, and,

[2] my insisting that he give me his "address" and knowing how to use "home buyer"-type websites and other Internet tools to research the place he claimed to live.

Jul 23, 2020
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Oil people
by: Millie Labia

Please add two additional scammers, Both say they work for oil companies. Ansel Bradley & Roger Wilson, BP

Jul 23, 2020
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Collins Hughes
by: Jane

Claims he is a private Contract Engineer on Maresk oil rig Denmark. 6 yr widow with 13 yr old daughter in Germany living with his mother Marion Hughes. He is 51 and a gorgeous hunk!! Bottom line is he has me hook line and sinker!! Its Not right, I know. We only chat on Hangouts. Been chatting since April. Wife died when drunk driver hit them.

He hit me up on a dating site (can't remember the site) but it said Los Angeles only he told me he is on n oil rig in Denmark until June. Says he needs $800 to complete paperwork to get paid. And like all scammers he plays the lovey dovey blah blah BS and I am flying to see you.

So supposedly he has a house in Los Angeles and a apartment in Jacksonville FL. He promised me the moon, stars, sun, sky, etc. I am a 57 yr old widow of 4 yrs. Need a real life. Oh and I see on here another scammer Roland George and he told me he was a Surgeon in Yeman for Doctors without Borders. He called me through Hangouts app. I never answered and blocked him.

Jul 22, 2020
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Photos of Daniel Anderson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

You can send them to me at tan.kasim@gmail.com.:) This Daniel Anderson sounds a lot like the scammers I've come across in the past couple of years. One actually claimed to be an oil rig engineer, widowed with two young kids. Another claimed to be a widower with one teenaged son at boarding school in Tennessee, and still another was a guy in his early 60s, another widower with a young son.

All of them claimed to be in a sticky situation and needed my help, which I refused to do after finding out that they wanted me to send them money. I got the same kind of messages that most of the women on this page got, "You have trust issues", "You are a bad person", etc. I reported and blocked them.

Jul 22, 2020
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Re: Daniel Anderson
by: Anonymous

I just learned that Daniel Anderson may also be on Google Hangouts.

Jul 22, 2020
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Re: Daniel Anderson
by: Anonymous

Hi OneThirdCultureKid, is there a way I can get photos of Daniel Anderson to you?

Jul 22, 2020
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The Faces And Names of Nigerian Scammers
by: Biggles777

Hello

Elsewhere on this site are now two pages with photos of the actual Nigerians who scam. An update on them and the links if you'd like to take a look. In some cases their personal contact details and addresses are included.

This page has two of them. Ambrose Lee has just joined FitBit so if you see him, block.

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

And

https://www.watchforscams.com/more-faces-of-nigerian-scammers.html

The above page has another 4 and there's more to post for another page. Also you can check the James Prescott page here for his photos.

Not all are oil rig scams. Some change but all are Nigerian and usually young. If you've read the pages created exposing oil rig scams I've posted you'll see the mistakes Nigerians make.

In total 23 to 25 have either admitted or given away to being Nigerian. From the mistakes mentioned another 9 are too and they are oil rig scammers.

Roland James
David Meachel
Donald Frank
William Jackson
Mark Donald
Jemies Barry
Malcolm Roberts
Morrison Murrell
Scott Williams

More that aren't oil rig scammers but Nigerian;

Jack Bolin
Daniel Taylor
Alex Ramos
Watson Corentin
Stones Allen
Patrick Johnson
Nelson Harry
Keisha Grey
Alexander Copper
Justin Williams

Justin and Keisha are the same person. That's 18 to 19 listed. The others will be on an existing page as they are organized groups.

Those who provided photos and fess up were baited by me. I offered what they wanted, recently they learned a harsh lesson that I don't tolerate what they do.

Morrison Murrell I continued to taunt after not paying the $10,000 he wanted. He lost it and now wants to shoot me.

It's fair to say the majority now know how it feels to have whatever trust they had broken and be thrown under the bus like they do to their victims.

I understand that sounds harsh, maybe even vindictive. The Editor/Owner of this site has been very accommodating and helpful to me and the risks I take to expose these criminals.

They are all criminals in a country that doesn't prosecute. What is posted when a scam is exposed is only a part of the story. Some victims here post details of what happens to their personal banking and other data. That should give you an idea as to other things they do which are not appropriate for even this site.

I hope you learn from my submissions. This thread is for oil rig scams and here 9 are mentioned.

Jul 22, 2020
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ENI Spa Marine Engineer
by: Anonymous

A guy named Alex Jones slipped into my DMson Instagram, he claimed to be 40 originally from Bradford in the UK, and now a marine engineer for ENI Spa in Italy. The photos on Instagram are of a really handsome bearded guy with dark hair, beard, brown eyes and the letter 'J' tattooed behind each ear.

I have tried a reverse image search to no avail. He claimed to have a daughter in boarding school in Toronto who is 11, divorced and unhappy. He has never asked me for money, but after 3 days he loved me. More than anything I would like the poor guy in the photos to know his image and videos are being used.

Jul 22, 2020
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More Scams On Site
by: Anonymous

I'll add Fitbit and Twitter to the list because last week, I received a request from someone who had a business proposition for me. One was on Fitbit, and I blocked him or her. Another one was a "Dr. Suraya Farah", who wanted me to join her in working on a charity.

I had to go look the latter up to see what she really wanted; and there was a warning about her. She used the real Dr. Soraya Farah's name and picture to try to scam me and I reported her to Twitter.

Jul 22, 2020
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Daniel Anderson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of him or come across him, but I'm interested to see what he looks like. I wonder whether that's an alias or he's using someone's name to scam women.

Jul 21, 2020
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Daniel Anderson
by: Anonymous

Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone has come across a man who says his name is Daniel Anderson. He says he lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, but is currently working on an offshore oil rig in Italy. He claims he lost his wife to cancer 5 years ago and has a 14-year-old son in boarding school.

We started talking on Instagram but it wasn't long before he wanted to move to WhatsApp. I was very hesitant but gave in. When we first started talking, back at end of June, he told me his son's birthday is coming up and that his son wants cards to buy stuff online. He begged and pleaded and made me feel horrible for saying I couldn't. So, I ended up doing it. He also told me he was born in Utah but moved to Barcelona when he was a teenager because of his dad's job. Says he moved to FL at 25. His birthday was supposedly on July 10 and he turned 47. He even sent me a short video of him blowing out candles on a cake that his co-worker made, although it looked like it was sped up.

Anyway, I do have some pics of this man if anyone would like to see.

Jul 21, 2020
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Paul.... 51 years - Tinder
by: Anonymous

Again an oil rig scammer. Claimed to be born in Finland but lived abroad in Egypt most of his life but now had moved to Finland. That is why he would rather communicate in English. Says he is working as a contractor on an oil rig now in Aberdeen Scotland for 4 weeks.

Divorced and now lives in Helsinki Finland. Reverse photo search revealed that the person on the photos was actually a tourist/food professional from Estonia called Paul Toots. I have contacted Tinder and Paul Toots. Never had a chance to ask for money, I quite quickly realized that this is scammer but kept the conversation going. When I called him out to him he blocked me.

Jul 20, 2020
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John Huston 3110
by: Anonymous

He’s a scammer, sounds like the one I’m talking to except my scammers name is Thomas Donald. He has shown me pictures of his beautiful home in Florida, his wife and child died in a car accident on their way home from shopping.

He said he’ll be home in six weeks, he’s retiring and can’t wait to spend the rest of his life with me. He’s asked for steam cards to reconnect to the internet.

He’s a scammer, don’t let him break your heart and take your money. I have spoken to him quite a few times, he has a young Nigerian voice.

Jul 20, 2020
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Scam
by: Biggles777

Hello

Not John Huston but Mark Anderson also Mark Mark. Says he is from Melbourne Australia and 57 years old. He didn't know the postcode number for the city. Has a 17 year old daughter called Juliet but no pictures of her and never says where she is.

Sends photos of a man in his 50's with thinning silver hair. Clean shaven and glasses.

Says he works for Verizon laying underline cables from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica. [Everything about him is Nigerian] the language, the love and the constant air of arrogance a criminal has knowing they'll get away with anything.

I confronted him and he went into denial. Sent a picture of his "work site" to prove he is real. The picture is of underground cables being laid on a project in [India].

He went quiet after I told him that and refused to send an email from his Verizon address.

Remember, this man may sound different but when you meet they ask all the questions and build their alias around what you tell them about your personal life, family and circumstances.

Let me know if you'd like the images posted.

Jul 20, 2020
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John Houston
by: Anonymous

If wife and kids died in accident.

DONT WASTE YOUR HEART ON HIM

HE IS A SCAMMER.THEY DONT LOVE ANYTHING EXCEPT YOUR MONEY.

Jul 20, 2020
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Gilbert Helmuth Payne
by: Anonymous

Gilbert has a profile on LinkedIn that states he works for a company called Oseberg. When I contacted that company, they said LinkedIn will let anyone say that they work for a company even when they don’t.

They have never heard of Gilbert Helmuth Payne. The company in question can’t have the fake profile removed.

So anyone can create a LinkedIn account and say that they work for a company even when they do not.

Jul 20, 2020
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by: Anonymous

Has any one talked to a john huston3110. I have been talking to him. He says he is 57 years old and he hasn't ask me for anything and he says he runs underline cable and will be done at the end of July.

He says he is from Florida and says his wife and daughter was killed by a drunk driver so if anyone has talked to him please let me know before I get to serious

Jul 19, 2020
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Photo album
by: Anonymous

Is there a photo album on here of the pics they are using? If so, how do I find it?

ED: 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

Jul 19, 2020
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Gilbert Helmuth Payne
by: Anonymous

His pictures can be found at www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Jul 19, 2020
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Tony Armstrong’s picture
by: Anonymous

I don’t know how to. If you could help that would be great.

Jul 19, 2020
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Tony Armstrong’s picture
by: Anonymous

Could you post it on the website?

Jul 19, 2020
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Tony Armstrong
by: Anonymous

To anonymous asking me if I have a picture of Tony Armstrong. Yes I do have a picture.

Jul 18, 2020
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Mark Robert and Gilbert Helmuth
by: Anonymous

To the person who left the message that Gilbert might be Tony Armstrong- would you recognize his picture? Gilbert said he’s from Utah and his wife and older daughter were killed in a car accident five years ago. He has a younger daughter who is 16 who is currently living with her nanny in Texas. His daughter suffered trauma and was in a residential facility until it closed due to Covid.

Is there a picture of Tony Armstrong anywhere?
Gilbert did video Skype me once from inside the oil rig for a couple of seconds so I almost believe him. But not quite. Still hasn’t asked me for any money

Jul 17, 2020
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Mark Robert and Gilbert Helmuth
by: Anonymous

Ladies talking to Mark Robert, sounds like my scammer, Kelvin Marion, Kelvin James, Kelvin Alex Richard, on an oil rig in Alaska, daughter 16 years old in boarding school, name Jenny, her birthday is July 10th. Asked me to send her a gift card from "us", and order a cake.

I refused. We had words. He still loves me though and can’t wait to come home the end of this month so we can all be together. Scammer.
The lady talking to Gilbert Helmuth sounds like Tony Armstrong, wife and daughter died in a car accident, adopted daughter lives with his sister. He designs for oil rigs. He travels a lot, be careful, he’s a scammer too.

Jul 17, 2020
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Pictures of scammers
by: Anonymous

Is there one page where you can see 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 and you can also post your own story and photos there:

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

Jul 17, 2020
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Gilbert Helmuth Payne
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Gilbert Helmuth Payne. He said he was not on Facebook because he had been hacked. He has the same story as most of the other scammers – wife and daughter killed in a car crash, another daughter in boarding school. He has an asked for anything. Just wondering if anyone’s heard of him.

Jul 17, 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 a off shore oil rig then he tells me he loves me in three days and after a few days of chatting in hangouts 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 know 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 couldnt. He had gotten so mad with me 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 17, 2020
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Bank
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about their bank account what I would do is go to your bank and explain what is going on and close out that account. Open a new account. I had something similar happen to me but what I did was I kept changing my passwords and my user name so my scammer could never get into my account like he wanted but I did get in trouble with the bank because the money that he was put in it was stolen funds but they all got their money back.

Just be careful so you don't end up getting charged with money laundering.

Jul 16, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

He says call Hugo Williams, he’s the scammer and then disappeared. He begins to present the project and send you some money and then asks for this money 💰 back. They use the iTunes and wire trader. It’s a network of scammers. I lost my savings money 💵

Jul 16, 2020
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More Scams Available on Site
by: Biggles777

Hello

As this thread is for oil rig scams I've posted them here. I have come across other scams too and posted them elsewhere on this site.

Military
UN Doctors
United Way doctors
COVID-19 scams
Instrumentation Engineer scam
Dubai Royal Family scam
Gold and Diamond mining

All have photos and every form of payment from wire transfer, banking and Bitcoin. About 5 also have pictures of the actual scammer. Others they admit to being Nigerian.

All are available at the link below and I made an effort to point out red flags, errors and how they try and hide money in some.

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

Note to ED: Thank you and your team for your tireless efforts in helping me to post all these. It is really appreciated


ED: You are welcome, and on behalf of all the people who view and benefit from the information you have provided on this website, a huge thank you for the tireless hours, personal risk and financial cost you endure in order to educate and help victims and potential victims of these ruthless scammers

Jul 16, 2020
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Follow up on Robert Anderson
by: Anonymous

Have been able to identify and notify the gentlemen whose photo he used on Facebook when he asked me to be his friend! He also used the gentlemen's daughters photo, 10 years old! I am sure that there are more than one scammer that talks to me on Hangouts as Robert Anderson!

One speaks English fairly well and the other has broken English! I pushed for a FaceTime or Messenger contact to verify his identity as the same person as his photo but he only offered me a Video cam after appealing to the captain of the ship for special permission because his wife was worried about him! I told him no thanks as that video cam would prove nothing!

He became very irritated. Spiraled downward then and I have removed gmail and hangouts from my phone! Been talking since July 2nd and he has me convinced after about 2 days that he was in love and planning to come to NC to meet me when his contract was complete Aug 5!

Ladies, they are everywhere out there. But, I identified his photo thru reverse imaging!

So stay safe and quit accepting those friend requests on Facebook!

Jul 15, 2020
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Oil rig scammer name William Manson
by: Anonymous

Anyone have this phone number + 48 32 746 68 46 from Poland as an oil rig scammer. Watch out for this number.

He uses many different names and email addresses like

Williamanson@gmail.com or

Williamanson@yahoo.com

Jul 15, 2020
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Brian Thurston
by: Anonymous

Definitely ALL of the hallmarks of being a scammer. They can use ANY app as long as he has internet connection so that's a lie. The blurry pic with no voice and his excuse is common.

Read the posts below and you will see others with those same lies in common. They always say they are on their last contract or such and then they will be with you.

Cut it off now!

Jul 15, 2020
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Jake Anderson
by: Anonymous

BEWARE of Jake Anderson. His picture is that of an United States Representative. I have contacted the representative to make him aware of this situation.

JAKE ANDERSON IS A SCAMMER!

Jul 15, 2020
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Am I being scammed..?
by: Lisa

I began chatting to a guy who goes by the name of Brian Thurston from Wolverhampton. We began chatting on Tinder, swapped numbers, chatted on WhatsApp for a while. Then he told me he was an oil rig worker & was off to start his last contract in Yemen for 2 months & 3 weeks. He asked me to download skype so he could prove who he looked like in his photos.

Then asked me to download google hangouts as this was our only means of communication once he left for Yemen last Saturday.

There has been no mention of money - yet - or love, just flirtatious chat & a possible promise of sharing each other’s lives when he returns if we continue to stay in touch whilst he’s away & everything goes well. His ex wife is in rehab & his daughter only lives with him when he’s not at sea.

He Skyped before he left but the picture was very blurry & he never spoke. When I challenged this, he said he hated photo calls. Since he had been away, he has sent me a photo of him in a captains uniform on a rig which he says was taken 2 years ago. It looks like him, just different hair colour as he’s more grey now.

Does anyone know this guy & if he’s legit or lying? I’ve asked him to Skype & he says he had no mobile as it’s not allowed but only has his desktop for communication.

I’d be happy to hear any info anyone may have before things escalate.

Thanks.

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

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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

tylerdavid168
tyd_124

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
by: Anonymous

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


Apr 28, 2020
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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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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.
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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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