Oil Rig engineer for dating scam

by Anonymous
(USA)

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

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

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

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

God Bless All Of You. Send No Money.

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May 19, 2019
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Dickson Fraser
by: Anonymous

Was friended on Instagram. He started a contract with Exxonmobil out on the rig in the Gulf of Mexico. 59, widowed, 2 kids ages 13 and 17, hasn’t asked me for money or gift cards or anything and said he lives in Texas. I did a reverse search of his images but nothing has come up. We’ve talked through WeChat both in phone conversations and texting.

He texted me Friday morning and now haven’t heard from him since. Anyone know anything or had contact with him? We’ve been talking for over a month now but I won’t send him anything.

May 19, 2019
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Guy named Joona Aadolf
by: Anonymous

This guy, Joona says that he lives in Oceanside, CA & that he is an Architectural Engineer. He is Finnish & has been in USA for 3 years and he says that he’s a widow with no kids-After "finding" me on Luxy, he immediately fell in love with me!

After 2 weeks of texting & calling, he said that he got his "last" contract in Istanbul, Turkey doing a commercial building for 5 weeks and after being there only one week, he supposedly fell down at the job site & smashed his laptop beyond repair. I felt sorry for him & sent him a new one costing me $3,300! I kept on hearing from him & now he says that he will fly to Santa Barbara in 2 more weeks for a "work break". Im not "holding my breath". I am 99.9% sure that I got scammed with the laptop situation but if that’s the worst of it, compared to some of these other folks that have been bilked their life savings, then I feel fortunate in comparison.

I wish that i could post a photo here of this guy. Model good looks!! Very Handsome. Stay away from this guy!!!!

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

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May 19, 2019
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Martino
by: Anonymous

Oh my gosh! Same scenario. Oil rig engineer, widower, son in boarding school, really watch the language, it’s got to be someone out of this country. Nigeria? Mark Martino messes up on his wording. I asked him if his Son had friends and family in London? He replied no he’s alone there that’s why I don’t need to go visit him. If that is an a sign…

May 18, 2019
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Chris from Belgium
by: Anonymous

I met "Chris" on Tinder. He comes on really strong saying how his life is better with me by his side. Asked me how his boy is doing in reference to my son. Calls me his sweet cupcake constantly. We have been chatting for maybe THREE days. Mentioned that the oil company owes him $506,000 and owes his late father too but it’s no problem they will pay.

Suddenly left for Kuwait without mentioning it to me and now he’s there, messaging me on WhatsApp. I was googling "Chris Belgium oil safety engineer" because I google everybody and I found this page.

Jerks.

May 18, 2019
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Linked in
by: Anonymous

I’m reading more and more scams occurring through linked in. It’s a shame that a professional networking site isn’t even safe.

May 18, 2019
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Steve Fisher
by: Anonymous

The same by Linkedin:

https://de.linkedin.com/in/steve-fisher-45b92a17b

https://nl.linkedin.com/in/steve-fisher-520876178

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-fisher-3395517b


He did not get to steal anything, I told him that I was ruined and disappeared. Please report to Linkedin.


May 18, 2019
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Re: Terry Clark
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That Terry Clark sounds suspect to me when he asks for Amazon gift cards so that he can watch movies. Are oil rig engineers even allowed to watch movies on the rig after a work day?

I've looked at the Facebook link and I see so many Terry Clarks. Block this guy who is using the real Terry Clark's name.

May 17, 2019
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Gary Ralston from San Jose California based in Doha Qatar
by: Anonymous

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-ralston-28481155/

Apparently an American Malaysian based in Doha, Qatar. Works in a petroleum rig to avoid telephone and video contact.

Invites to connect on Whatsapp. Very sweet, good looking and romantic. Has Malaysian or possibly Nigerian accent on the phone.

He had an American number +1-408-837-3206 registered in San Jose - looks realistic. Sends photos that were not grabbed from another profile, and even videos - very convincing.

But his career is a bit all over the place and does not match his linkedin profile.

Beware he will put you in a stressful situation that may get you involved with possible money laundering.

May 17, 2019
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Terry clark
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear from someone named Terry Clark. He says he is a mineral engineer and is out on a rig and needs Amazon gift cards so he can watch movies. Says when he gets on the rig that they take all their credit cards.

May 17, 2019
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A picture of "Chris Wilfred"
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Here is a screenshot of a man whose picture Chris Wilfred stole and is using to scam us.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%40Chriswilfred5&src=typd

Hope this helps, sister.

May 17, 2019
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Greg Maddox and Chris Wilfred
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Wow! It seems I'm not the only one this Chris Wilfred has contacted using Al Shatti's picture. That tells me that my instincts were right on.
Thank you. :)

May 17, 2019
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JOIN THE FORCE
by: Patricia

This is an update to my posts of May 13 and 14. PLEASE PEOPLE, WRITE THESE LETTERS. REPORT YOUR SCAMMERS TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES. WE HAVE TO INUNDATE THESE AGENCIES WITH MAIL SO THEY WILL ACT UPON OUR PLEAS FOR JUSTICE AND RESTITUTION!!! WHAT DO WE HAVE TO LOSE WHEN WE HAVE EVERYTHING TO GAIN?!

I heard from the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. They sent me an email saying that in order for them to investigate my scam they need more information to prove that my scammer is Nigerian, or from Nigeria, with overseas phone numbers, cell numbers, email addresses, IP addresses, account numbers, house addresses, etc.

As you and I well know, Nigerian scammers can be all over the world but mostly they are in Nigeria where they live and work destroying victims’ lives for their one and only goal: our money!!! I am going to send them all the information I have in response to their email.

ONE MORE THING: When you have sent your letters out, please post on here that you have done so by saying "Reported" and the state or province you are from. Thank you.

May 17, 2019
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James OIL RIG
by: Anonymous

This man is on an oil rig. I have been dating a year and met on Instagram where he was following many. I called him on it and he stopped social media supposedly. Widowed wife died in car accident has daughter. Very smooth. Did face time me when I didn't believe and it was him but too many other issues.

Researched oil rigs and found out they have access to their money not what he said but problems keep arising so now i'm sure he is a scam. Lives in California. Wanted me to be on chat very shortly after he found me. Found out he was dating someone else and called him on it but he turned it around saying he picked me not her. Very good looking and works out. Watch out for him he is very good at this game. He has a tatoo on his arm.

Finally giving up that we will ever meet and time to live my life and meet someone real. Oil rig is off Norway coast in north sea.

May 17, 2019
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David Kenneth
by: JSL

This man contacted me via Facebook friend request. Then shortly thereafter claimed his FB page was hacked and we started to communicate via Hangouts.

He says he is from Denmark, has an American father who his mother divorced when he was young and raised him in Denmark. He claims to have an apartment there, as well as a home in the UK and recently acquired a home in Detroit, Michigan. This home apparently has deer on it.

He claims to be a widower -- his wife died 5 years ago. He has 2 children, Shennel 13 and Terry (adopted) 16 who currently attend boarding school. Shennel has sent me several emails calling me mom and saying how much his dad is in love with me.

He says he is 60 and looking for a wife. Has a European accent -- Caucasian, blond/gray hair, grey beard and mustache with blue eyes. Very handsome. He claims to have a birthday on July 26th.

He is very romantic -- sends poems. Pledged his love and wanted to get married. He recently claimed to be on an oil rig in Barbados (December 2018) and asked for money to clear his rigs and to establish an account to receive his contract funds.

Since I didn't give him the money for the account, he now claims his money was placed in a box to be delivered to me via UN Delivery Services Company in Barbados. Since he claims he can't access his accounts, the box is still with the company.

He is supposedly staying with an attorney who works for the oil company in Barbados.

I have severed the relationship and blocked him.

May 16, 2019
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About Alex Razak
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of Alex Razak, but his request that you receive a box of gold sounds familiar because a guy who called himself "Ethan Lee" asked me to receive a box with money in it, but needed my information. I didn't feel comfortable about doing that so I told him I couldn't go through with it. He ("Ethan Lee") asked other women before me to do the same for him.

Don't do it and report him immediately to SCARS or www.romancescam.com.

Take care and God bless.

May 16, 2019
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Re: Mark Robert
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This Mark Robert sounds like the scammers who claim to have children and claim to be widowers. I don't have any children of my own, but I understand what you mean. He was trying to trap you into sending him money, but you didn't fall for it.

May 16, 2019
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Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

I too had the same scammer as the one that calls himself Chris Wilfed with a son aged 11 with the same name Jerry. The one that scammed me called himself Greg Maddox but the real Person he stole the photos from is Al Shatti from Israel.

This scammer is using a lot of different names and stolen photos from different men so
beware ladies if they contact you through Instagram they will be scammers.

I have had a lot of messages on Instagram and
if you ask them if they know another person they will shut you down as they don't want to be caught. They are all so evil and scum bags of the worst kind and the law should bring back the death penalty as that would scare a lot of scammers

May 16, 2019
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He is now using the Name Mark Robert
by: Anonymous

Hi currently speaking with a guy who spoke to me through Instagram, says he's working on an Oil rig in Turkey, but lives in Florida, and has a 12 year old daughter named Amy. She is in a boarding school, his wife left him for another man and then she died. He has pictures on Instagram of himself and daughter and claims he has a motorbike.

He definitely sweet talks you and reels you in telling you youre special that you understand him and he's looking to find love and he would move etc etc etc. Luckily my instinct kicked in and I only started talking for about a week so haven't lost any money, however personal details and my child as I thought we both had kids in common.

He is under markRobert on Instagram and mark616666 I've now deleted and blocked him on Instagram. He also asks you to download a google chat app to talk to him there, but couldn't find him on Facebook. I have deleted both accounts, unfortunately he has my email address and several other details but I'm aware of it now.

May 16, 2019
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Scammers On Twitter, Too
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, all, I just blocked a guy who calls himself Chris Wilfred, who claims to be from California, Maryland, a widower, and a father of an 11 year old son named Jerry.

His story sounds much like the stories you all have read, but I blocked him because I have a feeling he'll be asking for money after he declares his love for me. Nope. Not gonna happen.

His Twitter handle is @Chris_wilfred5. I think someone is using the pic of a white man.

May 16, 2019
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Micheal smith
by: Anonymous

I have been conned out of money by this guy who promised me love etc but I had to send him money.

I saw sense and blocked him

May 16, 2019
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Robert Christopher scammer engineer for diamond offshore
by: Anonymous

Robert Christopher claims to be an engineer working on a contract making 6.5 million. I sent him all my life savings total over $50k telling me he loved me and calling me his lovely wife & queen but beware he is a scammer telling me he would pay all my bills off and buy me a new car, new house and give me a good life.

He is a liar and I sent him flight money, money to fix his machine, iTunes cards, Google play and wired money to a third party while he was on the high sea and once he returned home he never contacted me and blocked me off on hangouts.

After 18 months of lies I'm never going to see my life savings so how do I find him. He said he is from Germany and lives in Dallas and said his wife died and he has a 11 year old daughter who emailed me and called me mum.

May 15, 2019
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Danish Rig Engineer
by: JSL

Does this Danish Rig engineer go by the name David Kenneth? Has a 13 yr old daughter and 16yr old adopted son? Recently went to work on a project in Barbados? Please confirm.

May 15, 2019
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Danish Rig Engineer
by: JSL

By any chance, does this Danish Rig engineer go by the name of David Kenneth with a 13 yr old daughter and 16 yr old son??? Claims his wife died 5 yrs ago and is around 60 yrs old?

May 15, 2019
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Scammer Alex Razak
by: Anonymous

Hi does this name sounds familiar to anybody, Alex Razak with a daughter name Ann. He works as an engineer digging oil. The same story that his wife died and before that she cheated on him. He claims he is shy. He speaks poetic and soft. Apparently from USA, with German roots. But he can speak both languages. Now he is in Ghana but he used to worked at Norway. He is looking to retire and travel and promising to marry me.

After 8 months of scams he ask me to help him with a box of gold that he inherited from his father but he needed to pay taxes here from England and I sent the money to make the story short does anybody had this experience?

Now after I stop talking to him somebody with the name of Dennis Allen is trying to scam me but I already reported him to the FBI due to the amount of money the agencies gets involved but it is so hard to track them.

Please if someone had this experience with these two people leave a message here. Thank you.

May 15, 2019
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Alex Degoray
by: Anonymous

He's still on LinkedIn. His number is (609)337-4704. The number is from New Jersey. He also likes to cook and plays the piano (self taught he said). His father died when he was young and was raised by his single mother whom died three years ago. He said that he still has a family home in Venice. All lies of course. He can't call you because he's on a rig.

He will call you when he wants you to do something like give him money. Be very careful of this guy. A very good liar. These guys are pros. He will make you feel very special. Like you are the only one in the world for him. He wants to marry you and even bought you a ring with his retirement money that he will send to you for your new life together, but you have to pay $2,0000 for the delivery fee in cash of course.

The delivery emails and website are a scam. His daughter's emails are a scam. His LinkedIn profile is a scam. Be aware of his guy. He's that good. They have a whole network. A well oiled machine.

May 15, 2019
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Alex Degoray and others like him
by: Anonymous

Ladies, I feel for every one of you. When I read the story about Alex Degoray, it hit me because I did send my photo ID back in January to a so-called delivery company. Am so glad I stopped short of sending these delivery fees and blocked the person who was scamming me.

May 15, 2019
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Alex Degoray
by: Anonymous

He's posing as a project Manager at Gulf Drilling International on LinkedIn (fake profile). Has a 16 year old daughter who is in boarding in California with a guardian named Terry Painter Moss. Claims his wife died 8 years ago. Had a girlfriend that cheated on him before he left for his job when he lived in New Jersey. He's retiring and looking for his soulmate. His daughter begged him to remarry. He wants to find a good mom for his daughter. He wants to retire and travel. He will say that he is a Godly man. An Italian Catholic from Venice Italy who loves to swim.

Will buy you a fancy home and car. He is a sweet talker and a poet. He will try to get you to buy things for his daughter. He will ask you to send cash to his guardian for the gift. His so called daughter Stacey will email you, call you mom, tells you how much she loves you, and how happy she is to have you as her mom. He will ask for your phone number. He will say that he will wire money to you for your future with him before he leaves his job.

His team will send you an email from the delivery company which is fake. They will want your address and photo ID for the delivery. They will say that he paid for the registration ($2,500) for the package but they still need you to pay them ($2,000 in cash of course) in order for them to release the package to you. He's very convincing and a predator.

Be very careful ladies. He will sent you pictures of himself but it's fake. He will try to squeeze as much money out of you as he can before he leaves you. I was lucky that I caught on to his game and I found this site and compared the information. He is still on LinedIn.

May 14, 2019
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Eric Moore
by: Anonymous

Eric Moore on Higne fits this profile. 58 handsome gray hair from Chula Vista. Very bad spelling and grammar for a CEO. Not that mines great. Lol! CEO of a Transocean project in Canada. God fearing man. Lonely looking for love. Wife cheated, 15 year old in boarding school.

I figured this catfish out pretty quickly. Ladies please be safe. And for gods sake do a quick check on the Internet.

May 14, 2019
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Mark B. Benjamin / Joe Moore
by: Anonymous

I thought I was very aware of the scams going on until my mother informed me she had met a man while playing Words With Friends. Within two weeks he had swept my mother off her feet.

Claimed his name was Mark B. Benjamin from Germany who moved to the US at the age of 18. He was 60 years old, worked for ExxonMobil as an oil rig supervisor/ engineer. He was a widower, married at 29, had a 14 year old daughter named Andra when he was 42, lived in San Jose, CA.

Said he was currently working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and was staying in Alabama. Telephone number is (251) 313-3927 and email markbenjamin613@gmail.com

He asked my mom for a $300 Amazon gift card, played on the fact my mom was a widow. My mom asked me to research him when the math didn’t add up and he started asking for money. Could not find any information on him until I did a reverse image search and came across an Instagram account of Joe Moore.

It appears he is using pictures from people he follows or those who follow him and passing those off as his. For instance, "his" cat belongs to a woman that he follows. My mom even called him out on the fact he was trying to scam her and he played it off like he was a victim.

I wanted this jerks information out so women could be aware.

May 14, 2019
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Robinson Nelson
by: Anonymous

He claims he is real as I reported him 3 weeks ago. He asked for a $200.00 Amazon card and I told him I could not get it here in Western Australia so he then said get itunes cards 2 of $100.00 each so I did as he wanted to talk to me on video but that has not happened. He told me he need $8500.00 to repair or re place a part on the platform id:62AB28B3-4033-48CF-A928-03856FFA93DD

I said I did not have the money then next he said I beg of you. They all say that so it must be a script that they all follow as they are all scum bags and this needs to be stopped as there are so many fakes on Instagram and they sell their souls to get what ever they want which is MONEY.

Why don't they work just like the rest of us as
money is hard to get and then give it away to someone you don't know. I should just burn the money as that is what it feels like as I have had 3 scum bags already trying to get money from me on Instagram and when I asked 2 if they did know Greg Maddox they both shut me down so they must all belong to the same gang.

I have told one of them I will hunt him down and if I don't catch him the law will as they are not real men as real men look after the woman they are in love with.

I hope they all rot in Hell as they don't deserve anything better

May 14, 2019
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Phillip Wright Lorenzo
by: Anonymous

Met him on POF in May 2016, supposedly on his way to Key West, where his mum and daughter live. Right now he’s on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, was only off once in December of 2016 or 2017, I can’t remember. Always asked for either ITunes or Steam gift cards, originally to call the contractors and report how much oil but now to get a helicopter to leave the rig. Claims that there was a pirate attack a few weeks ago.

Wants to marry me, telling me that the ring he wants me to wear came from the bottom of the ocean. His daughter recently emailed me a bunch of questions needed to help plan the wedding. His daughter’s name is Melissa Lorenzo.

May 14, 2019
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Re: scammers
by: Sherri

Just an update from my earlier post end of April. This guy was supposed to be in NY seaport by now lol and says he is still 2 weeks out but here's his number LADIES BUT BEWARE, his name is BensonHoward2 on Twitterand he is using Jay McHugh pictures and phone is 1-323-364-8799.

I have reported him to Twitter, however he's still active on Twitter. Everyone needs to go on Twitter & help me warn all the women.

Please be safe ladies & if things don't seem quiet right, it's probably a scammer!!!

May 14, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammers/all scammers
by: Anonymous

This article was spot on. Haven't seen where reporting to agencies does any good. This issue is world wide. Saved the link and will organize. Save your money in trying to find who. We already know what.

Let the professionals find who and arrest them.

May 14, 2019
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JOIN THE FORCE
by: Patricia

Here is the letter narrative. Please use your own words as this is just a guide to help you compose your own.

PLEASE, LADIES, GET YOUR LETTERS OUT. THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS AND OUR VOICES MUST BE HEARD.

[Agency]
[Address]

Re: Victim of Cybercrime

Dear Sirs:

I am the victim of an online romance scam that took place for 10 months in 2018. This scam was a highly sophisticated and technologically devious, premeditated and organized cybercrime that involved two or more players.

I have lost $_______ which does not include tax ramifications which I will endure this year. I am a ___ year old woman from [state/province] who retired in May 2018, and ironically, the scammers stole from me a good portion of my retirement savings. In September 2018 I reported this scam to the FBI and the FTC but unfortunately they were unable to help me because the perpetrators were situated outside the United States, most likely in Nigeria, they said, where a vast majority of these scammers are located.

As you know, the criminals who carry out these romance scams are experts at what they do. They spend hours honing their skills, even keeping journals on their victims to better understand how to manipulate, exploit and steal from them. I have background data and evidence of this crime which, among other things, consists of email addresses, cell phone numbers, overseas phone numbers, IP addresses, and related documentation which the main player, my romantic interest (who went by the fictitious name of Ricky Hansen) had sent me with his requests for money, money for emergencies he would invent and promised to pay back as soon as his overseas contract was completed. Some of the "script language" he used on Tinder, Google Hangout, and email communications to me, variations of which he most certainly used and is still using with other victims, is as follows:

He is a 55-year old divorced man (wife cheated on him when he was working at an oil rig at sea) who was born in California and whose mother was Italian-American and his father was Norwegian; his mother died when he was 5 years old, his father then took him to Norway where he was raised; he had dual citizenship in the United States and Norway; he claimed to be an independent contractor in the oil rig business and was awarded a $38 million contract by Marathon Oil, Houston, Texas, as the engineer in charge of decommissioning the Brae Alpha platform in the North Sea; he had an online HSBC business checking account (a similar domain); he had a married daughter by the fictitious name of Marie Golden in her 30s, a son-in-law Brian, and two grandchildren, Kimberly 7 and Kendrick 4, living in Vancouver; he had a Norwegian lawyer by the fictitious name of Alan Mark Andersen who represented him on land as Ricky was at sea and helped him resolve numerous monetary complications Ricky encountered on the rig (he was over budget and needed help to pay rental charges for a vessel to carry oil from Aberdeen to Singapore, UK customs taxes, HSBC code of transfer fee; 4% mandatory income tax payment to Norwegian Ministry of Finance, lawyer’s travel expenses, etc.); his so-called lawyer spent most of his time in China where the majority of his clients were located but had a home in Norway, was married and had two children, one having died recently; wire transfers were sent to four different banks in China, one of which being HSBC.

Romance scams are extremely vicious crimes that destroy victims from the inside out – mentally, emotionally, physically and financially – and I am no exception.

Please let me know if anything can be done to bring these cybercriminals to justice and for restitution to their victims.

Thank you for your kind attention, and I hope to hear from you.

Very truly yours,


[Your Name]




May 14, 2019
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Patricia
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the info as we all need to get together and do this as these people need to be stopped. They prey upon people who are lonely and depressed and lost a love one. They know all the right words to say.

If we keep writing to the embassy something must be done. Thank you Patricia for the info so now ladies please start writing as they need to be stopped.

May 14, 2019
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Skeptical
by: Anonymous

Met this man on Instagram who insisted we go over to hangouts app and says he works on a oil rig and needs a google play card so he can continue to stay in touch with me as he has no money so just a card or whatever I can afford.

Says he loves me after 24 hours. Doesn't want to ever lose me as I am the best thing he has ever had in his life. English is HORRIBLE and he talked on the phone one time and had a heavy accident but swears he is Caucasian. I told him Im not attracted to white men to get him to turn his story around and sure enough he did but wants me to promise I wont leave him

May 13, 2019
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Catfisher
by: Anonymous

This same guy picked me up from a Words With Friends game app. Kristen Parker. He was an oil rig engineer, currently in Sicily. He had a 12 year old son Kynan, and a dead wife whom he claims cheated on him. I wonder who was watching the kid. Anyways, I shut it down right away.

I Googled him, searched on Instagram and FB. No one to fit this fictional characters profile. Just the chic from the famous TV show.

May 13, 2019
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JOIN THE FORCE
by: Patricia

I hope this finds all of you as well as you can be considering the horrific ordeal you have been through with your unscrupulous scammers.

It is now time for all of us to stop licking our wounds because, frankly, we have cried long enough! We may be victims but we are not helpless. We must now take action and stand up for our rights in our fight for justice against romance scammers for the crimes they have perpetrated upon us and for restitution of the money we have lost.

We must embark upon a movement (THE "FORCE") – A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH – FOR JUSTICE AND RESTITUTION AGAINST OUR SCAMMERS which FORCE is in the early stages consisting of a few women across the country.

YOU ALL NEED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP AND WRITE TO THE 4 FEDERAL AGENCIES LISTED BELOW. YOU MUST ALSO SAVE ANY AND ALL INFORMATION YOU HAVE ON YOUR SCAMMERS AS EVIDENCE OF THEIR CRIMES.

If you follow the news online or have done some research on Nigerian scammers, you will know that their accounts are being confiscated by the proper law-abiding officials.

QUESTION: WHERE IS ALL THAT MONEY GOING?

WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO THAT MONEY AS
COMPENSATION FOR WHAT WE HAVE LOST.

ACCORDINGLY, OUR VOICES MUST BE HEARD!!!

I have prepared a letter which I will submit in my next post which includes the necessary narrative in the hope that it will grab the attention of the proper law-abiding officials who can help us find justice and restitution AT LONG LAST. Of course, compose the letter in your own words, with my letter as a guide.

Please send the domestic letters via certified mail-RRR (if you live in the USA and if you don’t live in this USA to comparable agencies in your country) and the international letter to the EFCC (a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as money laundering and terrorist financing) via Registered Mail (with tracking).

Lastly, to make things a bit easier, you can email your letter to the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, at the email address indicated below.

WE HAVE TO GET THE FORCE MOVING AND GROWING
BECAUSE THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS.

LET US ALL BE THE WINNERS IN THE END – NOT OUR SCAMMERS –
IN GETTING BACK WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS.

I sincerely hope that this post will serve as a catalyst for many of you to follow suit and join THE FORCE.

If we don’t take a stand now, and do this for ourselves, who else will do it for us and when?!

ADDRESSES:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
3519 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008

INTERPOL Washington
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
No. 5, Fomella Street (off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent)
Wuse II
Abuja, Nigeria 900299

U.S. Embassy Abuja Office
Abuja Office (Middle Belt and Northern Part of Nigeria)
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Abuja, Nigeria
E-mail: AbujaACS@state.gov

May 12, 2019
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Re: Gary Collins Lynn
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I love how guys suddenly find themselves "stuck" in Nigeria, Ghana, etc., and suddenly find themselves needing money. XD Not once have I sent them money, though.

Thank you for your e-mail address. I'll write to you soon. :)

May 12, 2019
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Gary Collins Lynn
by: Anonymous

He was using Facebook but I guess he must have scammed several others and he can't open a Facebook account now unless he's using another name and email address. He's supposedly stuck in Nigeria. The story is that he was working there and he went from Baton Rouge LA to work there. It's a very long story. I can be emailed at zanna1951@yahoo.com and can explain better and with pictures

May 11, 2019
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Gary Collins Lynn
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of the man, but the story sounds familiar. What social media and dating site accounts does he use?

May 11, 2019
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No money sent
by: Anonymous

Im getting so tired of getting pics of a Gorgeous guy, when I know its not the real guy, these people need to get a life. The guy that I was talking to for 5 years, got mad and stopped talking to me then came back in my life, and we started right where we left off needing "Money" and change for his daughter.

Please stop talking to these guys.

May 11, 2019
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Stephen Weaver or Wever.
by: Anonymous

My mom has been taken advantage of by the supposed man. I must thank you for this site. I just read a bunch of these posts to my mother. She gave the fool $1000. I just want this name added to your list.

I just thank God she know knows the truth. And thank God I'm smart enough to step in before it got way out if hand.

ED: so wonderful to hear your mother read all of these stories and realized it was a scam

Prayer to all the ladies that have fallen for this scam before losing more money and her heart

May 10, 2019
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Gary Collins Lynn
by: Anonymous

Has anyone here ever heard of a man named Gary Collins Lynn? This may not be his real name. He scammed me out of $6000. Lesson learned. I have pictures, but don't know how to post them here.

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 10, 2019
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Alec Eamon
by: Anonymous

This one claims he is in the north waters, on some 6 million dollar project and claims to be smitten with my mother in law. Sent lots of pictures of himself, blue eyes, gray hair, fit, likes karate in pictures. Uses WhatsApp to communicate.

May 10, 2019
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

They're bothering you again, even after you reported them? Geez, when will they ever get it into their heads that you can't and won't send them money?

I agree with you that this can't keep going on. If they're not scamming you for money, they're stalking you, it seems. These guys are scumbags, alright.

May 09, 2019
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One in the north see one in Mexico Guff and on off Africa
by: Anonymous

They all must belong to the same gang of scum bags all trying to get money and when I say I cannot get the money I am being told my words are hurting them. They all use the same wording.
I beg of you this is all crap and they need to be caught.

They play on peoples emotions then they say they are not happy. I know what's next when they say a machine is broken and needs repairing or needs replacing and they only need $20k Australian.

They are so evil and all of them are from Instagram. I Reported 2 And one said he was real. I now do not believe him as they are all scum bags.

They do not care about anyone but themselves

May 08, 2019
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Re: Greg Maddox
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, That will help anyone who's wondering whether this Greg Maddox, who's used Yousef Al Shatti's picture to scam women, is real or a scammer. Your link is much appreciated. :)

To the woman who lost her heart and her money to Thomas Carl, it's true that we learn from our mistakes and I say, good for you for deleting Thomas Carl from your life. These scammers are vile when you see their true nature.

May 08, 2019
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Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

He claims his name is Greg Maddox. He stole the photos from Al Shatti who is a diplomat in the middle east. He used the name Greg Maddox on Instagram with various photos of Al Shatti
I was sent a link for UTube Yousef Al Shatti.

I hope this can help anyone else
if they are being scammed by him.

https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?

May 08, 2019
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Thomas Carl Offshore BP contractor
by: Anonymous

I feel like a total ass for falling for this. My anxiety levels are out the roof. His name is Thomas Carl 213-352-5017 out of Los Angeles California using email

thomascarl200@gmail.com

who was a widow after his wife died from child birth 5 yrs ago. Plus has an 18 yr daughter named Tracy Carl who was going to UCLA and living in a boarding house who I met on WWF then moved our convo to Hangouts for 2 days, and then told to go to Whatsapp since he was about to leave for a contract job offshore for BP and we were supposedly 5 hour time difference as I was in Pennsylvania and he was off of Alaska in the Pacific. I am so unfamiliar with these chat apps, so i followed. We chatted several times a day all hours of the night.

He is 57 going to have a birthday 6/21. He was going to come home before his birthday and thought about retiring. He said he got locked out of his bank accounts. He had the money but did not have excess to and promised to pay me back with more. His daughter needed $1500.00 for school & food.

I felt bad and I sent it (dumb ass). Anyways all the stories ive read are about the same. He was a romantic and stole my heart, called me dear and then I was his golden queen. He sent me all kinds of pic of himself. A very good looking man! I was even in contact via email with his daughter and she called me mum which I thought was strange at first but I went with it since she lost her mom at 13 yrs old.

He kept asking for money that i didnt have but kept insisting. Plus he would always say please dont say anything or show his pics. I talked with a friend and also the bank hearing all kind of horror stories so I found this site and it has settled my fall for this scam. I have since deleted him. They say you learn from your mistakes. I sure hope so!!!

May 07, 2019
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Segment on Nightline About a Romance Scam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, sisters. I watched Nightline on OSN earlier this morning (at 7:30 a.m.) about a graduate student who fell in love with a man named Simon, who claimed to live a lavish lifestyle. She fell for the same kinds of stories many of us did and sent him money because he was in danger, certain people were after him, etc. because of the work he did. She told James Longman that she felt ashamed and betrayed after "Simon" broke up with her. This "Simon" called her a gold digger and a liar.

Please be careful and block scammers like him. Anyone who has to scam money to fund their lavish lifestyle is a red flag.

May 07, 2019
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Re: about James?
by: Anonymous

Maybe this is James from Manchester in UK? In 2015 I met the name James Clinton from Manchester and he went to west Africa and he gave me his number 234 but I didn’t remember the rest because he gave me lots of trouble while he’s in Nigeria. I can’t forget what this man did to me so I blocked him!

He’s a professional con man and he’s stealing pictures and pretending to be him! He has many Nigerians followers! And many friends that con artists too! Be cautious!

May 06, 2019
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Re: confused in love
by: Anonymous

My dear confused in love, your story is similar to mine. If the guy was writing you greetings in the morning and texting you many times a day and sending you love poems and he will said he’s the poetic man, and sending you emails about love a lots of love and calling you @ 2am? And he’s said he’s from California and sometimes he will say he got a house in Beverly Hills!

He writes good English but when he speaks he has got an accent. He said he’s from Germany originally and studied in Germany and came to USA in his mid 20s. He said his wife is from Ohio and died of a car accident. He has one
son that goes to boarding school in Lithuania and now is 18 years old! He said he has a twin brother! When I checked the pictures that he gave me I am surprised because the guy is married and he looks the same man as him!

I asked many questions but he’s upset because he said he will tell me about his brother and his family when he’s seeing me! He will tell you that you’re the love of his life and he will kill himself if he’s not married to you! He will tell you that he’s going to buy a house for you to start a new life!
I think this is all lies! When I read the stories of many women they are all similar! Maybe we have encountered the same person but they changed their names.

I am asking him to have video calls but he refused because his camera is not good and is not allowed on the rigs! Ever since I knew him he’s always telling you about the problems on the rigs and the connections! I lost a lot of money with this guy but when the time comes he will be coming back to USA but it never happened! I’m tired of his excuses!

So, ladies I hope that my story will help you? Please keep your receipts and bank accounts that he gave you and your communication and his email and tel. no. Don’t be confused they’re not real! Keep your heart in peace!

May 06, 2019
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Oil rig engineer scam
by: Anonymous

I met a man on POf and chatted for a few minutes. He then gave me his phone number and we texted on that for a few days. He then said he had lost his Iphone and gave me his work number. We continued to text for several days until I mentioned meeting.

Warning sign #1, kept putting it off because he was overloaded with work, he worked so much to cover the fact of his loneliness after the loss of his wife. He kept putting off the meeting. He said he was a HSE manager in the oil and gas industry in Vancouver. Born in Madrid, grew up in England and moved to Toronto to live with his wife. 5 years ago he moved to Vancouver and started a new life.

He went by the name of Louis Fernando. Professed his love for me early on, we talked at all times of the day, and phone calls as well. My feelings fell deeper and deeper for him. Then he said he had a last minute trip to Brazil to reactivate an abandoned oil rig and he would be gone for a few weeks. After a few weeks he said he needed to buy some tools to make the job more efficient. He messaged me the next morning saying that his divers had found some diamonds and things and he was going to get them checked out. He wanted to hire a Diplomat to deliver them to my door, however he needed me to pay for the diplomat's fee.

My gut instinct told me something wasn't right. I did some reverse image checks and found a lot of pictures of someone else. A former army ranger, very handsome, but in real life married with 5 kids. I blocked him immediately and had the profile taken down.

He is on a few sites so beware all!

May 06, 2019
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Love scammers
by: Anonymous

Please women, never believe them whatever they are telling you. Mine told me too that he loved me and after asked me for money because he needed it for renewing his licence or he will lose his job. I said no.

Even then he has not stopped chatting with me. A few weeks after he asked to me if i would accept stuff from him with money and other things inside and of course I must send money to receive it. I said no and told him he is a scammer. He deleted me from what's app and following me on instagram .

But a few days after he came back to speak with me on instagram. And he started to follow me again. He is still continuing to say nice words and say that he is not a scammer even if i am still continuing to make him understand that i know he is a black man, his pictures are not true etc etc. And now he tells me that he wants to come live with me in my country in 6 months, and he wants to buy a house for us, and he will pay it, and he asked to me to look for a house right now.

Of course I know this house story will be again a reason for trying to ask me again for money or open an account for him or something like that. And I will say no again hahaha.

Just be careful women. All these men will be ready to say a lot of things, to do a lot of things to make you believe in them. But they want only money, nothing else.

May 06, 2019
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Re:James
by: OneThirdCultureKid

No, I haven't been contacted by anyone with that phone number. :/ Funny thing, none of my scammers had a cell phone number or even gave me theirs, only e-mail addresses. By the way, does this James have a last name?

May 06, 2019
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To: Confused and In Love
by: Anonymous

Your story is my story. And guess what. He turned out to be a scammer. Never sent him a dime but he is still in love with me and begging me to come to him.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but I can assure you, he is a scammer. They have an ability to manipulate and convince you with the hope that eventually you will give in. It is all a game to them and they play it well.

Guarantee you that he is saying the same thing to dozens of other women. You are addicted to him, but he is not addicted to you or anyone else. This is their job and what they do for a living.

Good luck to you.

May 06, 2019
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To Confused and in Love
by: Anonymous

The "relationship" you are describing sounds exactly like what happened to me. He is a scammer. I too had arguments with him, ended things and then we would work things out. All because I questioned Everything he said that didn't set right in my gut. It would frustrate him but he never got angry just sad and disappointed that I didnt trust him.

I did send small increments of money for what I deemed valid reasons. I believed it was all real and genuine because why would someone stay even though I wasn't giving him what he asked for, it had to be true love. In the end he used me for a short time and the second I realized what was really happening and confronted him he disappeared.

Please don't hold on. Let go of him now before your heart and life is damaged more by this man. By God's grace I am ok. Nothing bad happened to me as a result of trusting him. I still think about him but after almost a year of no communication I know for sure that it was all a lie. No matter how "different" I thought it was.

May 06, 2019
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James.
by: Anonymous

Hi. 2349050975216 is the phone number from which he calls. It's not a shipping number like someone writes. I want to know if someone has had contact with this phone number. Yes, I know it's directional from Nigeria. But was it the same person who wrote to me too? Maybe there was someone else.

May 05, 2019
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Re: Crook's number
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Then again, I could be wrong about the number not being a phone number. Someone on here said that 234 is the country code for James' telephone number in Nigeria.

May 05, 2019
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Re: Crook's number
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there. 2349050975216 is a tracking number that FedEx uses. It's not a phone number.

Why would a crook use a package tracking number as his phone number? It doesn't make sense, unless he's trying to throw you and the authorities off his tracks.

Anyway, please be careful, report, and block him.

May 05, 2019
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Confused and in love
by: Anonymous

I'm with my guy for 6 months, a rig engineer, fell in love with me in the first 2-3 weeks, took me a bit longer to really start caring for him but I did really fall for him, he sent poems, songs, pictures, makes collages of his photo and mine together so beautifully.

A couple of times he asked me for iTunes cards, I refused, and told him he was a scammer, and we broke up, but started up again, he stopped asking for cards but continues texting me, we had a few arguments and broke up but never blocked each other. Its like we are addicted to each other. He wants to come home before his contract is over and wants to be with me. If he takes a urgent vacation someone has to pay for his replacement, but I flatly refused, that was a couple of weeks ago, and he begs me not to leave him even though I won't give money to get him home.

He claims he is not working every day because he cant concentrate on work and it very dangerous if you can't focus.

Does anyone have an experience where they aren't a scammer? I can't leave him, but will not send money, he is still here with me. Then I read the similarities here, I don't know what to think anymore

May 05, 2019
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Very familiar story!
by: Anonymous

Oh dear! I read all the complaints and the same story again and again! The alibi was the wife’s died of cancer, car accidents with mother and kids and kids in boarding school and the wife died of child birth or cheated! All of this stories are made up in order to get money from the people that are very ignorant about these schemes. I too have been victimized by the oil rigs guy.

I wasn’t aware of the beginning and I accepted him as a friend and he forced me to have oaths with him and I never knew that that’s the bait to call me his wife! This guy always talks about money and iTunes endlessly! There’s always bad stuff happened on the rigs! Always bad connections and needs iTunes or the machines broken and need a few thousand dollars!

They think that the money is easy to pick under the tree. And also he will tell you he is coming home and needed money for a ticket but he’s asking for 3000 dollars and he will never give his itinerary, he will say stand by and I will let you know! But they will never show up! I had this experience three times now and he never showed up! He will say that something urgent happened and can’t get out because the other contractors didn’t finish the job on time or there’s accidents that happened like an explosion and many of his Worker’s been hurt or died! I really wish that these excuses are going to be manifest so that These lies will end! I think I encountered the same oil rig scammers that everyone are complaining about! Listen ladies who ever encountered the guy who will say he is going to marry you and he’s going to be with you and loves you forever and will take you all over the world and your the love of his life! That’s not true!

Everything is a lie! You have to save the receipts and the bank account that he asked you to send the money because that account is not legit. You’re money will go to a Nigerian person who owns it! I don’t know how they do that but I think that’s the way they do in order to get money! It’s an international scam! If you’re one of the victims please report this activity to the reporting agency like Interpol and FBI even if they changed their name or even when they’re very elusive the Interpol can still find out through the banking systems! So save everything even your communications with the scammers and don’t block them when you’re planning to report them because the Interpol will communicate on your behalf to know where they are! I hope this message can help someone!

May 05, 2019
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Alenxandre (Alex) Victor
by: Anonymous

I am so glad I happened upon this site and all the reports of the oil rig scammers. While I am sad and disappointed, it saved me a lot more pain. This guy was on the dating site Zoosk under the handle "Keep it Simple".

He calls himself Alenxandre (Alex) Victor, and says he is from France (does have a french accent), gives a back story of being poor and struggling and caring for his mother, getting a scholarship so he can go to school, becoming an engineer for engines on oil rigs, and says he's working off the coast of Atlanta on a rig. (spoiler alert, no offshore drilling allowed there.).

He says he is retiring in two weeks, has a large sum of money and wants to start a new life and some kind of business. Claims his wife cheated on him with his best friend 10 years ago and he hasn't been with a woman since then. Says he has a 21 year old daughter in his "big house" in Paris who was injured in a car accident and is in a wheel chair.

Of course he says all the right things but also doesn't follow up on what I tell him about my life despite at 2 weeks is telling me he is falling in love with me and so on. At that point he told me his full name and I started checking. When I told him of my suspicions he said he would send me documentation after work. I then told him about no drilling where he claims to be and that was the end.

On the bright side, I got a call today from his phone from a woman who quickly hung up. I called back and told her someone had been running a dating scam from that number. So maybe I screwed him a bit. I hope.

May 05, 2019
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James.
by: Anonymous

Hi. My crooks number is 2349050975216 so does anyone know this number?

May 04, 2019
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Can anyone help. I think a man calling himself Robert j karl is messaging me saying he's on an oil rig on the Atlantic Ocean. He has asked me for a £50 Visa card which I have declined. I hadn't heard from him for a couple of days but he messaged me this morning at 5am saying there was an explosion on his rig and he is the team supervisor and says he is in charge and they have sent him to an oil rig in edinborough.

He then sent me some disturbing pics of some men that were hurt from the explosion which has upset me and I don't know what to do. I think the pics are fake as he is too but it is upsetting what do I do?

Help

May 04, 2019
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Gianni Fiorentini
by: Anonymous

Have been talking to this guy for 4 months. He started asking for gift cards, and now he wants £6000 to get off the oil rig he works on.

Has photos of me. This is scary.

Please be safe ladies.

May 04, 2019
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Beware- Derek Kent
by: Anonymous

Yes, ladies yet another one. Name: Derek Kent
Facts: Born in Denmark (orphan). Accent is not Danish now that I think about it. Adopted at age 12. US family (father worked for the government-high level). Body guards etc. Quiet childhood due to dads job-stayed indoors and tried to not spoil the family name. Lived in Washington DC.
Wife and 21 year old son died in car accident. Could not stand the memories so moved to Fort Collin, CO.

Has a 15 almost 16 year old daughter who he adores and will buy her anything. Contract Oil Rig Engineer. Gets contracts for 3-8 million dollars. Will start slow and build to the I have fallen in love with you. Baby, Good morning beautiful. Going on interviews - oh good got a contract.

Will drop the contract even if sued to spend more time with you. Will move to your area. ETC. Talks about his life but will not give you any direct answers to questions you ask him about his work.

Has worked in UK, Russia, and new contract is in France. Wants you to use Telegram or Hangout.
When you get a call it will click for awhile until they get the oversea call through a fake US number.

917-900-4X59 I can't remember the second digit and I blocked his number.

I blocked everything when I figured it out but then was stupid enough to send a message laying it all out for closure. He now is messaging me again and I flat out told him I will not give any money so don't even ask. He is good at what he does and the picture he uses on Instagram is very handsome.

Instagram he is following 1935 people 98% are women should have been the first flag.

BEWARE!!! He is good at what he does.

May 04, 2019
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Robert j karl
by: Anonymous

Hi I have been talking to someone called Robert j karl who apparently is on the Atlantic Ocean and he's told me there was an explosion yesterday and a couple of his crew have been hurt. He has sent me pics and a video but to be honest it looks like old footage! I think we would of heard on the news if there was an explosion, and he has already asked for money but I'm no fool.

May 04, 2019
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Greg maddox
by: Anonymous

I am going to catch him if it is the last thing I do in my life. I do not like to be scammed.
Scammers are the most evil beings on this earth. I believe it is theft. 2 hundred years ago people that stole even a loaf of bread had their hand cut off. He keeps on asking me for money. I said if that is all you want to talk me about
you don’t really love me.

Anyway how can you fall in love with a ghost. He is not the only one and another one is asking for a $200.00 Amazon card. I cannot buy one here so then he said buy a $200.00 Itunes card and tells me I am his wife and he loves me. They are really evil

May 04, 2019
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Re:Oil Rig Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid


Are you talking about someone who claims to be an oil rig engineer? One of my scammers claimed to be on a military mission to "rescue mission to free a Pakistani general from the Taliban" and he claimed to be "Ethan Lee".

May 03, 2019
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Photos and other things
by: jeannie

I have read where you can post photos in the beginning, but by the time you post something its too late. Photos would be helpful no matter what stage you are posting. I have never seen any photos on here yet. I have noticed that bits and pieces of the stories are similar to what I experienced. The names are always different. I've never seen the same name twice.

The scammers are very tricky so why would they use the same name. I was scammed by Nicolas Aleksandra for over $200,000. Money sent to his "mules" at various banks in the U.S. Claimed he was from Gdansk, Poland but resided in Vienna, Virginia.

The pictures he used are of someone else I'm sure. He now lists his residence as Hialea, Florida. Phone: 234-214-6657. E-mail aleksandranicolas211@yahoo.com

Yes the 234 area code is Nigeria. And he uses "cos" for because. I got burned once but I won't get burned again.

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 03, 2019
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ALL SCAMMERS
by: LOREEN

THEY ARE RUTHLESS AND HEARTLESS. THEY DON'T CARE. ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THE MONEY. THEY DON'T LOVE YOU SO DON'T FALL FOR IT. I HAD MY SCAMMER ONCE I REALIZED THAT HE WAS A SCAMMER FOUND ME ON INSTAGRAM AND SENT A MESSAGE THAT HE REALLY STILL LOVED ME AND THEN STARTED STALKING ME. I FINALLY HAD TO BLOCK HIM EVERYWHERE I COULD FIND HIM. BE VERY CAREFUL ALL OF YOU. THIS IS EXPERIENCE TALKING. DO NOT FALL FOR ANY OF IT.

May 02, 2019
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Oil Rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Please tell me what his name is as that happened to me as well and they are Nigerian. Contact me and I tell you everything as I gave 30,000.00

May 02, 2019
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Not sure
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know Carol Anderson or Carol A Doyle I’m not sure he is a scammer but he fits the profile as all scammers seem to use. He might be from Houston Texas or California working in Ghana. He has one daughter. He said he loves me for 3 years but never can make it out of Ghana. Of course there was money involved.

Please if you know someone by that name post. I need to know for peace of mind. I cannot believe I was so taken in. Please be aware.

Please post if you have heard of him. I could be wrong but I don’t think so. Thank you so much

May 02, 2019
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William Jeff Smith
by: Anonymous

This man told me the exact same thing he has told you. Does he send you flowers and beautiful touching love letters. He lives in Houston Texas. He wants to buy me any car I want. He’s going to take me on a trip around the world. The picture of him he said his wife took when they traveled. According to the dates on the picture his wife was dead?? He sends me flowers several times a day. Did he say once on the rig he could not leave until his contract was finished.

He had already taken his vacation and he wanted to be with me. The only way was for me to pay the USA fees of $2600. And have you seen his new Facebook up dated timeline??? Take a look please let me know if he’s the same man.

Send response buy my message timeline, Lou Langston. I’m sooo glad I found you. Thank you.

May 02, 2019
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Williams Henderson
by: Anonymous

I just found out that he is not from Texas like he said and hes from Nigeria. He really screwed me over and he is also black and he lied to me so bad

May 02, 2019
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WILLIAM PERRY
by: Anonymous

PLEASE KNOW THAT I HAD TRUSTED THIS SCUM BAG AFTER MY HUSBAND DIED, AND HE HAD ME DO A TRANSFER TO HIM AND TRIED TO TELL ME THAT I HAD LOCKED HIS ACCOUNT. THEN TRIED TO TELL ME THAT SOMEONE TRIED TO HACK IN HIS ACCOUNT AND LOCKED HIS PASSWORD AND I BELIEVED HIM AND STARTING SENDING HIM MONEY WHICH I LOST A LOT OF MONEY, SO DON'T BELIEVE THESE SCUM BAGS AS THEY ARE FROM NIGERIA OR FROM UK.

HE USES THE NAME OF LAWRENCE MORGAN OR CHRISTOPER, WHICH IS NO LAST NAME ATTACHED TO HIM. HANNAH PERRY FOR HIS DAUGHTER AND HELEN PERRY FOR HIS MOTHER.

HE WILL CHANGE UP ALL THE NAME, TRUST ME, I HAD TRIED TO CONTACT THE EMPLOYER HE WORKED FOR AND WHERE HE SAID HE SAID HE WAS.

PLEASE DO ALL YOU'RE RESEARCH AS THESE GUYS ARE NOTHING BUT SCUMBAGS. THEY DON'T HAVE ANY REMORSE FOR US.

May 02, 2019
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Williams-Robert Gerardo
by: Anonymous

Don't listen to their BS, because they are all scammers. I wish I had listened.

May 02, 2019
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Re: Greg Woods
by: OneThirdCultureKid

What's your e-mail address so that we can get in touch with you? "Greg Woods" story sounds familiar to me because I've come across stories like his: Wife died in a car accident, wife cheated on him with his friend, he has a teenage son, wants women to be his wife and mother to his son, and so on. Lands himself in trouble overseas, whether on an oil rig or in a war zone.


May 02, 2019
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Greg Woods
by: OneThirdCultureKid

One of my scammers last year also claimed to have lost his wife in a car accident and claimed to have a then-almost 14-year-old son named Samuel. He was not an oil rig engineer, but claimed to be on a military mission in Pakistan or Afghanistan. In short, I had a feeling that he stole the real soldier's picture.

Did he ask you to give him your personal information so that he could get you to keep a box with you, too?

May 01, 2019
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Norwegian Oil and Gas Engineering Scam
by: Houston Oil and Gas female

The profile used Linked in. His name is Ralph Thorsen from OSLO. He was born and raised in Oslo Norwa. He claimed to be subcontractor for Exxon Mobile and Senior welding Engineer who has his own company. He is Norwegian, speaks Norwegian and English with a heavy Scandinavian accent.

He used linkedin to contact me. I am a professional in Oil and Gas. He stated he loved me daily and he sent love letters, and planned the trip to HAWAII. Then the project ended and he needed some more investment money as well as final delivery for 5800 and then 6000.

Real Oil and Gas folks handle Oil and gas projects with a 500% risk. That is project management. For example if the project cost 10K the reserve is 50K.

I did not let him borrow nor invest with him. All the emails and text suddenly stopped. When I saw him change his pictures in LinkedIn I contacted him and told him to stop the scam or fraud. He blocked me.

I have reported him to Linked in. The profile only contact professional women in Oil and Gas and his email is thorsen_ralph@yahoo.com and ralphthorsen@outlook.com.

Hiss number is: 832-968-8370 and 281-408-2544.

If you see this profile or this name stay away otherwise you will get all trashy lies. It's so shameful that I worked in Norway and love the country, and the people of Norway.

May 01, 2019
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Henrique Magalhaes
by: Anonymous

Was so specific regarding oil rig. He had the vocabulary. He was charming and respectful. Got very upset when I suggested he was catfishing. Had a 6 year daughter. Was a widow. Sent pictures and was willing to talk on phone. Didn't ask for a lot of money but never send any money ever.

May 01, 2019
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Greg woods
by: Anonymous

Im talking to a man that fits this profile. He claims he has a 16 yr. Old son. Please contact me we can share stories and see if its him. He says his wife got killed in an auto accident.

May 01, 2019
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Kenneth Adriano Paulo
by: Anonymous

FYI - Kenneth Adriano Paulo - Claims to own PKA Marine Oil-Rig Maintenance - sends you the link to a website of the company - I checked a separate page of google maps, there's a Pepe Boys store at that location (I am tempted to call the store but meh)

May 01, 2019
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Nelson Robinson
by: Anonymous

He befriended me on Instagram and asked me to download hangouts. I did and I asked if he was going to ask for money and he said I insulted him. He said he was on an oil rig in the gulf and he was ok for a couple of weeks then asked for an amazon $200.00 gift card.

I told him I could not get it in Australia
He said I could so then I deleted him off hangouts. I have had enough of the scammers on Instagram

Apr 30, 2019
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Robert Karl, Richard Adams, et al
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Report and block them immediately, sisters. Their stories sound familiar to me, although I'm not sure who sends their 9 year olds to a military academy in the U.K. these days.

They want us to be their wives, bring religion into the conversation, and get angry when you won't send them money or keep a package with you. As for whether they're the men in the pics or they stole the pics of the real men, my guess is the latter.

Remember: If they sound or seem to good to be true, they are too good to be true.

Apr 30, 2019
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Stay away
by: Anonymous

Please stay away from all. Never send them anything. Scammers all of them oil riggers all lies.

Meet your mate in person. These guys will never meet you in person they only want our money.

Apr 30, 2019
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Hi does anyone know or heard from a Robert j karl who supposedly works on an oil rig in the Atlantic Ocean. He has asked me to get him a Visa card with £50 and I have said no but he's very persistent. I am wary of him and he seemed too good to be true. I think he is using fake photographs of the real Robert j karl who lives in California!

Please help

Apr 30, 2019
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Jeremy Adam
by: Anonymous

Be careful ladies this person is going by Jeremy Adam and is a fake. It’s a scam he says really nice things but he is not who he says he is. I blocked him quick so don’t fall for him.

Apr 30, 2019
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Richard Adams scammer
by: Anonymous

richardadams6565@gmail is a scammer, and says he is on an oil rig, 54, Calgary Canada, has a sickly mom. Was cheated on by his ex, devout religion. Looks Romanian has Arabic/Middle Eastern Accent and uses hangouts app, LinkedIn, dating sites, etc.

All are the same people who are Nigerian scammers who work with higher up people who I have been told have possible terrorist involvement. They will get you to open up Bitcoin type of accounts and then some. If you suspect a scam immediately get local police and FBI involved, get those apps off your phones, do family interventions with your loved ones, get help from their or your banks etc!

Anybody overseas asking for money on an oil rig is a scammer! Never send money overseas to someone you don’t know!!!!!

Apr 29, 2019
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Oil Rig Geologist
by: Smart Girl

My friend has been talking to a man named Alex Camenzind who found her on LinkedIn. He's very good looking and appears to be in his mid 40's but tells you he is 54. It started with a few emails and pictures, same story as everyone else, widowed with a grown up daughter. Then he tells her the name on linkedin is not his name. That his deceased wife created the page as a business page and his real name is Andrew Hopkins.

I reverse image search his pics because I'm totally suspicious and 13 different dating profiles come up with 5 different names!! He is pretending to be a Dr from Los Angeles (as Larry Adams), a veterinarian with the US Army (Larry Adams) and finally a gas/oil professional from Texas.

Does this sound familiar to anyone else? I'm not sure if the man I'm speaking to is the man in the pics or were his pics stolen. He says he's from Switzerland and speaks with an accent.

Apr 29, 2019
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Beware
by: Anonymous

Beware of Jacob Gamaliel Walsh on WWF. He never asked for money and I never sent any but he stole my heart for a couple weeks. So glad I saw this page.

Apr 29, 2019
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Re: drilling equipment engineer out in sea on ship
by: Sherri

Ok has anyone heard a name Benson Howard with same scenario, gave me email of diplomatRichard@gmail.com

Claims to be engineer working for Nabor Oil Riggs. He is on ship heading to NY Seaport & end of May he will be retiring at age 53. Sweet talking the whole bit for a week, then all of a sudden an emergency. Their ship wont be in NY to p/u parcel that he had scheduled to be at airport and he wants me to call & email that person & ship to me posing as his spouse then he would come halfway across USA to retrieve the package which is gold $700,000.

LOL I am thinking this is a scam and also his wife died of cancer & only daughter of 9 is in a military academy in the UK.

BTW, last week my credit card sent me a message & called that a $17.49 charge had been in arizona at a Plazamart, but it was denied & the credit card company cancelled my card & is sending a new one.

Apr 29, 2019
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Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

This Greg Maddox sounds like the scammers I've encountered in the past year. Two of them have used pics of innocent men and their sons. Yet another stole and used a pic of an innocent man and his twins.

Report him to SCARS and the FBI immediately. SCARS' website is www.anyscam.com.

Apr 29, 2019
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William Jeff Smith
by: Anonymous

About four weeks ago William Jeff Smith Friended me on Facebook and I responded then he moved me to hangouts. He has a contract for 18 months oct 2020 and after two weeks talking he suggested for me to request a vacation saying I was his fiancé so he could come home to be with me on an extended leave as he is an engineer supervisor in Scotland northern sea.

He said his wife died giving birth losing both 5 years ago. Please help so does anyone know who he is. He has sent pics of a 6ft grayish short hair maybe early sixties. If anybody can please help if you have heard of this man thank you.

Apr 29, 2019
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Re: Richard Thomas and Jeremy Adam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

There are so many men with the name Richard Thomas, but I know of the actor of the same name. As for Jeremy Adam, I've never heard of him. There's one Richard Thomas, who works for Saudi Aramco, but he doesn't seem to need to scam anybody out of money.

There is a Jeremy Adam, who works for American Express in the U.K. Not sure about him, either.

Apr 28, 2019
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Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

Greg Maddox be friended me on Instagram. That is the name he used and sent me photos of a man and his son. Not sure if he is the person he says he is.

He has scammed me out of $50K and still wants another $10550.00 to get off the rig. I have told him I cannot give him any more money
and I do believe he stole the photos off an innocent man and child.

As he told me his parents were killed in a car accident and his wife died of cancer and he only has a son and a patron looks after his son while he is on the rig. He tells me he is genuine. I have asked him to prove it and he said that he has by sending me photos and videos of himself
but I do not know whether his is genuine or not
but he uses the name as Greg081131 on instagram.

I also have messages on integral and hangouts apps.

his email address is maddox081131@gmail.com

Apr 28, 2019
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Jeremy Adam
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a Jeremy Adam

Apr 27, 2019
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Playing Along
by: Anonymous

This is me again, does anyone know the name Richard Thomas, works in the Japanese Sea on an Oil Rig.

Apr 27, 2019
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Playing Along
by: Anonymous

I came in contact with this man. He looked like he needed a friend so I friended him on face book. Then he moved our conversations to hangouts. If it is him he is very nice looking. Been talking for over a month now. He gets to the scam. His bank is closing and he needs me to stand in for him and have all his funds transferred to the US.

The catch is I have to pay out over thousands of dollars. This man thinks I am rich. So let him think that. I have sent him emails for the bank, which he says his money is. But he is still playing this scam, or he thinks he is. I am waiting to see if he is still going to keep this up. Maybe he has been on the sea to long.

I keep sending him information that I have gathered about scammers. But he still says he is honest.

Apr 27, 2019
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Re: Prince Murphy, Joshua (Logan)Smith
by: Anonymous

Comment from Feb 10th. I want to say that I know the 1 guy using, Germany and Canada, as I too was also scammed in the tune of $3300.00. Met him in FB of course using another name, I'm a senior, widowed 10 yrs, swept me off my feet, also promised to pay me back with interest. He had a $21 mil. Contract, had to take a chopper to Australia to pick up his money, that's when he asked for the money.

Had a online relationship for 16 months, ending this past Jan. That's when I told him that I knew that he scammed me. A check was sent to a 3rd party, I took the money out of my retirement, had to pay a 10 percent tax on it. They work together with a scrip, a few times he referred to a Joshua, the 1 the English and spelling not too bad, but the other chopped up the English language with his spelling.

Germany and Canada are the 2 countries that my children were living, talk about being ironic, my daughter was stationed in Germany with her husband in his job, the other daughter is living in Canada. This struck a chord, but I'm determined to take this guy down as not only did he steal my heart and money, knowing I'm in a fixed income and I have mortgage to pay. But there have been many a tear and sleepless nights. I filed a police report also with the FBI, so now I see they moved to the Oil Rigs, originally he was supposed to be in Ark.

So ladies please be smart, yes I'm embarrassed this happened to me but look out for the red flags, I listened to my heart instead of the gut in my stomach. I even got promised he would come for me and I would be introduced to his friends as his fiancee. Originally met him on FB, blue eyes, tie, shirt and sports coat.

Apr 27, 2019
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Anyone heard of Aaron Shaw?
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had contact with an Aaron Shaw supposedly out of the Houston Texas area. Says he is an engineer contracted on an oil rig until May 15, when he retires. He was contacting me every day yet has not asked for anything. Much of what i'm hearing in stories here though seem to be what he is building up to. As i said he was in contact every day until I told him I live paycheck to paycheck and have a home foreclosure on my record.

Since that, I am now getting stories of how busy he is and not much time to e-mail. I think he realized he set hook in the wrong fish.

Apr 26, 2019
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Re: Damian Larry
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've not heard of or been in contact with Damian Larry, but when I read about oil rig engineers in Scotland, I'm thinking either off the east coast of Scotland or in the North Sea.

What site did you both meet on, if I may ask? He sounds rather dodgy.

Apr 26, 2019
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Oil rig in Scotland?
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know about Damian Larry who claims to be in Scotland off shore rigs and claims he is from Berlin Germany and needs money for repairs and to come home and claims he has been there since last Sept, 2018

Apr 26, 2019
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Re: Beware of full names are first names.
by: Anonymous

I agree with you about the stories they tell, because I've been on the receiving end of them. Two scammers last year begged me to send them money, and when I wouldn't, and they'd accuse me of finding fault with them. I blocked both of them afterwards. Absolutely shameless, they were.

One more thing, who travels to a foreign country without doing his homework on it, e.g., whether there's a US embassy in South Africa, what not to do while one is in a foreign country on business or on an oil rig, etc.

Apr 26, 2019
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TO: TICKED OFF/JAY FRANCIS MCHUGH
by: Anonymous

The man that tried to scam me also and used the picture of Jay Francis McHugh but went by the name of Chris Anderson. He is still contacting me and is still using Jay's photos.

I think the scammer behind the photo could be the same Nigerian. I say "could" but not necessarily. I have his phone numbers.

I would like us to compare notes.

Send me a message here and a way to contact you.

Thanks.

Apr 25, 2019
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Beware of full names are first names.
by: Kevin B

A real RED Flag, here recently, Patrick Donald.
First name and last name are common first names only.

Oil rig engineers are rarely on a rig more than 8 days in a row.

They can get on a rig quickly and leave just as quickly.

The same company that put them there will send them parts and money for needed repairs.

Generally will have a kid in someone’s care and are widowed. That is how they get you emotionally involved. See now you are a loved wife and mother.

They will ask you if you ate well? Talk of God and how much they thank God put you in their life. Until you say no to sending them Itune cards or cash. Then the same man will call you evil.

God does love you. Wishes you no harm. God has caring people to bring you to your senses. He has guided you to this site. And God will not ask for Itune cards or cash.

Good luck to all you fine ladies.

Apr 25, 2019
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Patrick donald
by: Anonymous

His instagram profile is donal 9514. His name is patrick donald. His pictures are from someone called chris b harrisson from USA. He said he was working on a rig and asked money. First time said because he needs to renew his licence work and tried again asking for money by saying he needs it for sending his luggage . Be careful women

Apr 25, 2019
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Anybody know this guy?
by: EllieKate

Anybody know a Richard Adams oil rig guy??? An email or story???

Apr 24, 2019
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Jay Francis Mchugh
by: ticked off

My scammer used this mans picture to ask me to be friends with him on Fb. I thought I was talking to a man who worked on a oil rig named Dalton Jerry or Jerry Dalton. This man is still using his picture as far as I know. To the person who is asking about Bryan Mane I can say more than likely he is the same one that scammed me out of every dime I had because they just change the name but the game is the same.

It does not matter if you have money or not get rid of him and do it now.

Apr 24, 2019
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He came back
by: Wiser Now

Hello ladies. My scammer came back again to exploit me and he threatened to use my images to bribe me to give him more money. I am very scared and I went off of social media to protect myself and all I have is this site and I downloaded a couple of books off of Amazon about scams but this is no laughing matter.

You could destroy my professional image and also my family so I've kept all of this to myself. He came along 2 years ago on Twitter attack @JeffBlak01 & jeffblak01 he @jefreynorman & Kenneth Duncan Alopka Florida & @Jakewaller60 his phone is 661 339 4615 and he also used the name of @JeffBla6635441 and he said he was an oil rigger in the UK in the Shetland Islands working for BP as an engineer. He said he had 44 men working on the rig and he was nice at first brain washing me everyday with morning messages and texts and phone calls.

He said his crane was broke and needed repairs so $10000 was sent to help on that then he said men were needed to install parts shipped that cost $9000 then said needed airfare and hotels and food to a total 30k.

This was all promised to be returned to me when he got back to America and to the bank of America to deposit the check. One lie after the other. I found the real mans images on Twitter And Facebook and went to him to warn him.

He to is a victim and was also somewhat rude thinking I could be part of the scam "I was but I am the victim " he also was told by many other women about his images being used so he did get an attorney to protect himself cause he is a realtor in Fort Lauderdale FL.

And the last thing he needs is to be known as a scammer on the internet as this is very serious matter. My scammer stole images of this man.

The scammer came back and told me he could harm me by using my images and do a blog about me and it would be lies so I got off the Facebook account and Twitter and Instagram too. It scares me that my boobs will be out there but my images will be used too.

Ladies these men are evil SOBs and not to be messed with. If only I knew before. All I was doing was following my favorite celebrities and interesting things and cousins but I am off now to protect myself included my heart.

Right after the scam I cried for weeks and did have thoughts of ending my life. But I am a nurse and also did not want to hurt my old dear mother and family.

I did not have anywhere to go for help but I did go to my knees and prayed lots and then started getting help from the good Lord and you all, and on Facebook at romance scam recovery sites but now I am off totally because he could exploit me so all I have is this site and two books about recovery from scams.

Please do not mess around with the scammers as they are very evil men. Protect yourself against scams and be careful online and watch out for SCAMMER ALERT NOW.

BEWARE LADIES THIS IS WAR

Apr 24, 2019
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Patrick Donald or Patrick McDonald?
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there. I was looking for this Patrick Donald you recently told us about today and I found a Patrick McDonald, who has an Instagram page. I think someone is using the real Patrick McDonald's pictures and profile. I suggest you block him and RUN!



Apr 24, 2019
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Re: Richard Ward and Patrick Donald
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there. No, I've not been contacted by Richard Ward or Patrick Donald, but it sounds like the same old stories I've been told. I'll be on the lookout for them, although I'm not on Instagram or any dating sites.


Apr 23, 2019
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Any where i can post pics on this page?
by: Anonymous

I just want to know where I can post pics of the guys that tried to scam me.

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

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

Apr 23, 2019
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Richard Ward
by: Anonymous

Wondering if anyone has had contact with Richard Ward. His first contact was via Instagram and then when he had to leave for the oil rig he asked to change to Hangouts. He states he is a Petroleum Geologist who is an assistant manager for KCADEUTAG Drilling Oil Co. He is on a rig in Montrose Field North Sea, Aberdeen, Scotland.

He is currently bidding for a "contract" that will give him enough money to retire. He is widowed 8 years. He has a 15 y/o daughter. He was born in the States but moved to Berlin Germany for the rest of his life. He now lives in wealthy part of Boston, MA pretty close to where I am.

He even went as far as to "follow" one of my friends who has a business. Unfortunately she lost her password to check his profile because it is marked private. Has instantly fallen in love and wants me in his life. For someone who has his degree and management position his texts are always misspelled and he uses a lot of slang/unfamiliar words. Like "cos". I called him out on a few discrepancies with pics of the alleged rig he is on and he was in the pics.

They appear to be stock photos on the internet. Also he sent me this email pledging his undying love. I Googled all the words and came back to being used in prior scams and the actual person who wrote it. He is also very religious and attends bible studies.

He is always concerned with when and what I'm eating. He tried to tell me there were differences. He told me not to believe everything on the internet. He is still hanging on and tonight he said he obtained permission to be able to call me! LOL

We will see how much of a German accent he has. The only thing he has not asked for is money. He is supposedly well off, drives a BMW, owns 3 bedroom home and will pay for anything I need and wants me to retire when he wins his contract. He wants us to move together to Baltimore, MD. He heard it was a nice place to live. I tend to disagree. Especially since he said he wants to own a small ranch.

It is sad I wanted to believe this could happen to me as I have been very down. But when I found this site everything is the same as what I'm receiving. I may string this out just for the laugh and know better never to send money.

Apr 23, 2019
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Patrick donald
by: Anonymous

Hello girls. I come from France. Mine added me on Instagram. Said come from Maryland and working on a rig at Netherland. Said his wife dead 7 years ago and have 1 daugther 8 years old. His name on Instagram is Patrick Donald. After 3 days told me he love me and that is our destiny to meet.

After 1 week he asked for money because he must renew his licence but had no have money with him on his rig. I said no. 2 weeks later, he tried ask me money again by telling to me he wanted me to pay for to send his luggage to me and come to my house. When i told to him that i think his job is just try to attract women to ask for money, he deleted me from instagram and what's app. Big kisses girls

Apr 20, 2019
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Same people all over
by: OneThirdCultureKid

It's the same people all over with variations of the same story, alright. I'd laugh, but both men and women being scammed is no laughing matter. Funny thing, I thought scammers pretending to be oil rig engineers, doctors, military personnel, etc. were supposed to be resourceful.

Apr 20, 2019
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Track the scammer's location
by: Anonymous

Track the scammer's location by using his mobile telephone number:
https://goandfind.mobi

Apr 20, 2019
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Same people
by: Anonymous

This is about the same people all over no new stories don’t you think?

Apr 20, 2019
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Money for food / Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

This guy also asked for money for food to feed him and his 40 workers. This was over a month ago. I have not heard of any workers on a rig starving to death so he either found some other victim(s) who paid him or they’ve all died and nobody has found them yet. I played along and said I would fly over to hand over the money as I was wanting to meet him in person. He came up with all sorts of excuses, also saying he needed another 2000$ to fly out and back into the rig.

I did actually check with the company he was claiming to be employed at and they confirmed that they have no rigs in that area and the employee with that name did not exist.

Ladies, whatever you do, please do not send any money or iTunes cards or accept any kind of packages.

Apr 19, 2019
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George Matvei
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I haven't heard of George Matvei, but his story sounds familiar, or variations of his story sound familiar. You said he has a 21-year-old daughter at school in Dubai,UAE? That in itself sounds suspicious.

I found a George Matvei on Twitter, but I have a feeling that someone is using the real man's pictures and profile.

https://twitter.com/GeorgeMatvei

Hope this helps and stay safe.

Apr 19, 2019
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Re:Robert Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I feel ya. LinkedIn, you said? That's very interesting. I'm on LinkedIn, which is supposed to be a social networking site for people looking for a change in career, artists, etc., not for dating.

Apr 19, 2019
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Brit/American claims to be working for Shell Edinburgh
by: Anonymous

I met this Michael in Bumble, he claims to be a brit/american working as an engineer in Shell. He said he grew up in Newcastle England and has a son from an American who has already died of lunch cancer. There were red flags early on like he forcing my exact birth date, asking me if i live alone or with family.

He was intense in professing strong connection to me and talked me out of the app to chat in Whatsapp. He sent me a photo of a child and a mother which he says was him and her Mom. He send photos of a handsome white man who looks very put together like being close to a gay man.
He acted possessive and doesn't want me to entertain other men. Eventually he spoke about seeing me as his lifetime mate and professed his love for me after barely 2 months of chatting.

I called him once but he was mad and told me he was busy. The following week he called me, i was happy but i became very skeptic because he didn’t sound brit nor american and instead sounded like a man from the hood. I searched in YouTube how people from Newcastle sounded like and his voice was far from that. Two of my friends warned me to take it slow because they are worried i am developing feelings for a stranger.

This is when i confronted this person and he said there is no need for validation. If he believes in God without seeing him why I cant do the same? Part of me is still missing him but i can just be thankful that I was able to get out of a possible scam.

I am a little worried because i shared photos of my face, and these are decent photos but i am afraid he/they might use it to scam other people.

I am on and off dating sites for almost 2 years now and that is the first time that I encountered such a person. He is very skilled and they play with emotions and he knows when you are vulnerable. He was tricking me to send him compromising photos which luckily I didn’t.

Let us all be skeptical and not too trustworthy with the people we meet online.

Apr 19, 2019
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Elusive Scammer
by: Anonymous

Ladies I would like to inform that my scammer that I’d been dealing for more than a year blocked me! Maybe he found the naive ladies to get more substance because I’d been arguing with him all the time when he asked me for money and iTunes! He said he works as a contractor in oil rigs of gulf Mexico. He said that he’s retiring this year, actually he supposed to retire last December and I was waiting for him but the day he supposed to leave the rigs he said there’s an accident happened! I was waiting for him to call me but he didn’t call me for 4 days and I was really worried and I sent him emails that contained my upset feelings for him!

He told me that he had an accident because there’s an explosion happened and he lost his 2 workers. I believed him and he really sounded that he’s sick! So, he kept on asking for iTunes and money for 20,000 but I told him I just sent him 7000 and 1000 iTunes, before he’s leaving, I lost money for this guy because at the beginning when he started knowing me he’s a very nice guy and never asked for anything till he asked me to have oaths with him!

I was not really aware of it but I did! and he said that I did oaths with him I’m his wife. I told him it’s not possible because I didn’t meet him! However, he’s been texting me all the time and calling me all the time without missing a day till I build up relationships with him! I became involved with him emotionally but I always have a doubt because I asked him for video calls but he’s getting upset and will hang up on me and questioning me why I don’t trust him! (red flags) that I felt!

Then again he told me that he needed money for the last time because this time he’s coming back to USA for real! I sent him money 4000 plus ITunes because its needed for clearing of his documents before he leaves. Everything was fine then suddenly the weather issues getting bad and he cannot leave because can’t get the flight on time because of the weather!

He said they’re waiting for the balance of the weather because they’re in the gulf! We had many discussions about the weather and suddenly he didn’t call and text me for few days!

So, ladies if you heard about the guy who’s aged 68 - 69 and retiring this year and he’s from California with the son in boarding school in Lithuania. He used to say I will buy you a house with swimming pools and I will take you all over the world or we have a lots of things to do together! You’re the love of my life! Or I love you forever my darling! He always says honey, sweetheart, my love! Etc.

Beware ladies because he’s not real he’s a scammer and he will never show up! I lost more than 35,000 with him in vain! He’s a good player! I’m not stupid but I lost it because of he is a good player! He’s changing names and profiles because I can’t find anything!

Good luck ladies and don’t believe with the sweet talk and don’t give your heart to the person that you never meet!

Apr 19, 2019
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John Marcus
by: Anonymous

Claims he was raised in Portugal now on oil rig in gulf of Mexico. He needs money for equipment which he will gladly pay back. He has a estate in Texas and a child in boarding school. Conned my cousin out of money. Promised to pay her back and retrieve her soon with romantic promises.

Has had a lot of bad luck stories causing delays in rendezvous. Still hanging and she thinks he is heaven sent.

Apr 19, 2019
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Money for food
by: Anonymous

If they ask for money for food to feed the workers tell him you’re on a rig in the ocean go fishing lol 😂 😂. Haven’t run into any lately on words

Apr 19, 2019
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Robert Morgan
by: Anonymous444

OneThirdCultureKid, interesting! My guy has a very good writing English, except gonna/wanna all the time. But his accent is too strong, does not sound American at all. He said because he grew up in Rome. He loves to sing, karaoke-bars (he has attached the pictures of the singing Ukrainian musician).

I reported to LinkedIn only for now (he found me there, and we started emails and phone messages).

Apr 18, 2019
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Robert Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Why does that line sound familiar? It's because Raymond Chadwick, who turned out to be a white American man going through a divorce and a custody battle, also accused me of doubting him and finding fault with him after I told him that it wasn't a good idea to send him money.

Moreover, some of my Tweeps told me that he was abusive to people they knew personally.

I agree with you. We must all be careful online and in person.



Apr 18, 2019
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Re: Jay Francis Mchugh
by: Anonymous

I went to jay’s Facebook but it’s not the picture of him. Similar though. The guy who sent my mom a selfie is said to own this company

https://bryanandcooilservices.com/?page_id=1965

He said he’s from CA but the company is in TX. My mom is hooked because she said "he sent me his passport and he’s so handsome, I already told him I don’t make money so he can’t get a dime from me."

I’m just gonna let her be and learn on her own. The true Bryan Mane would be too busy to even chat with her, she met him on Christian Mingle.

Apr 18, 2019
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George Matvei
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of George Matvei? We met on wwf and he wanted to chat on WhatsApp. Says everything a girl wants to hear. Currently works on an oil rig in Alaska. Needs iTunes cards so he can prepare documents for his Supervisor. Says he's coming for me as soon as he finishes his job.

Very good looking, but I'm afraid it's not him in the photo. He can't take photos on the rig, cause it's against the rules. Has multiple accounts on Instagram. Daughter Melissa is 21 and goes to school in Dubai.

Please help ASAP!!

Apr 18, 2019
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My oil rigger
by: Anonymous

My guy is the one who gave me the Dept Of Defense website to write to have him come home on urgent leave, and I wrote the DOD and they approved of the leave and asked for $1500 to process him through, gave me an account to send to, a persons name, so red flags everywhere.

I had no intentions of sending any money, but he kept begging me. I contacted the real DOD, they confirmed it as a fraudulent website, gave me a case #. I also went to the bank where the acct is, the bank confirmed it was a personal acct not connected to DOD.

Sticking with My instincts paid off.

Apr 18, 2019
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Robert Morgan
by: Anonymous444

Hi ladies, same oil rig engineer story, different details. My "Italian" scammer (February - March) was Robert Morgan. I did not see this name here yet. He is 53 or so years old, from Italian father and Polish mother. Said he was born in USA, but has a very strong accent.

Found me on LinkedIn, wrote emails from rmorgan444444@gmail.com, IP 209.85.220.41, phone number 972.449.0943.

He has: dead 7 years ago in a car accident wife Karen, son Micheal in Atlanta GA (19 years old) living with Auntie Nancy. He sent pictures of Aleksandr Dyumin, musical artist as his own.
Lives in Dallas TX. Won Chevron $5M contract in Istanbul.

Of course, things went wrong there - governmental price for startup was higher than he expected. I did not bother myself listening any longer. Was called wicked like others below.

Be careful

Apr 18, 2019
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Oil rig romeo
by: Anonymous

I was approached on Twitter by one of these guys. His name is Jacson Miles Montego. I doubt that the picture is him. I don’t know if what he is doing is illegal but it involves a request for cash.

Of course I was stupid and gave out information I shouldn’t have but no money has been sent. He was even stupid enough to send me an obscene video of one of his body parts.

If anyone out there knows how I can report to the authorities please tell

Apr 18, 2019
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Michael Stephen from the Bronx NY
by: Anonymous

Said he was on a rig in Canada first then went on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Kept asking for gift cards. Then must have hypnotized me over the phone and got 13,000 bank check into a Case account to last name Harum. Still hearing from him and he wants me to sell my home now as he still needs money. Claims he was born in France you grandchildren one daughter and wife in Calif.

Please watch out ladies.

Sends you love songs from you tube and when he call you on one of his phones sings to you.
A person who was Catfished😩

Apr 18, 2019
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Bryan Mane picture in black slacks
by: Anonymous

You have confirmed the description of Bryan Mane as a man holding a phone in black slacks and black shirt. I was sent the same picture by a Nigerian Scammer using the name of Chris Anderson.

For further clarification, go to Facebook and Google and look up Jay Francis McHugh.

His profile is being used. His REAL Facebook account has almost 5000 friends. He is a prominent real estate agent in Massachusetts. The Nigerian Scammer and maybe more than one is using his photos for awhile. Jay has a daughter and Chris Anderson named her Martha.

Please show these photos to your Mother. She needs to quickly block him and the other lying freak and BEWARE of them all.

Where did she meet Bryan?

I met Chris on Words with Friends. After a few months I asked for a selfie and he sent the same photo he sent to your Mom.

So look up Jay Francis McHugh and go through his photos. They also have set up Facebook under Jay's real name. But the real profile has 5000 friends. Let me know.

Apr 18, 2019
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45000 loss
by: Anonymous

All I can say is do not be deceived by our old scammer as I have been a big win for them more than two years ago as I have lost $45,000. Don't be stupid to give them money as enough is enough. That's all I can say but for the most part I am paying my debts for More than two years now. They are used by evil.

Apr 18, 2019
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To Bryan Mane and Albert Connir
by: Anonymous

Yes!! The selfie of Bryan is exactly what you described. A slack black shirt holding a phone. He also sent her his passport. She keeps smiling every time they messaged her. His business website is no longer accessible because she told him "I googled you." She hasn’t been in the dating game for decades now and she’s too stubborn to listen to me.

Apr 18, 2019
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Albert Connie and Bryan Mane
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I've never heard of oil rig engineers who have a contract with the Department of Defense, so that sounds suspicious to me, too. From what I read in your post, this guy is a scammer and I'd ask his employer about this so-called contract.

Everything about this guy screams BLOCK AND RUN.

Apr 17, 2019
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All oil rig engineers are scammers if they ask for money
by: Anonymous

The real oil rig engineers are hard working and don’t have time to chat. Also they do have access to money and if something goes wrong and repairs, the company they contract will pay for it. If they tell you anything different they are scammers.

https://youtu.be/zkOExJmNENs


Apr 17, 2019
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To Albert Connie and Bryan Msne
by: Anonymous

Bryan Mane's picture/selfie sounds familiar. Is he wearing black slacks and a black shirt? Or possibly a blue sport coat? Holding a phone? If so, he may be a scammer I encountered under another name. Either way they are both scammers and she needs to block and run.

Apr 17, 2019
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My oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

I've been communicating with my guy for months now, and he has asked me a couple of times for iTunes cards which I refused, even so he continues with our" friendship". Now he has asked me to write a letter on his behalf for an urgent vacation to a website supposedly to the Dept of Defense he claims they oversee the oil rigs. I'm suspicious that the website is fraudulent.

The so called DOD approved his vacation but asked me to transfer $1500 to them, I assume to pay to get him off the rig. I absolutely refused. Has anyone heard of this? It's a .com website, usually govt agency are .gov or.mil

Apr 17, 2019
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Albert Connie and Bryan Mane
by: Anonymous

Hello, has anyone being scammed by someone named Albert Connie or Bryan Mane? Both claims to be an oil rig engineer. Bryan is an owner of an oil company and recently sent my mom his 9-mil contract with Chrevon, my mom believes he’s real because she asked him for a selfie, and he sent her a pic of him holding a phone while someone took his picture. His picture looks like the one on his website from all the ones he sent my mom.

Albert Connie also showed my mom a contract that is 45 mil and sent her his travel info to Dubai, and he sent her a picture of him on the plane and told my mom he would buy her a house once his contract is done in about three weeks. All sounded too good to be true for me, and I tried to warn my mom but she thinks they’re both genuine because they sent pictures of them and their children.

Has anyone encountered this? Please let me know because I don’t want my mom to fall deep and being scammed by them. Thank you!

Apr 17, 2019
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Christopher Ragnaar - SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

A new Facebook profile showed up in early April featuring a Christopher Ragnaar. He is a scammer who moved from Match.com to his latest home on FB.

DO NOT ENGAGE ANY FORM OF COMMUNICATION WITH HIM’

Apr 17, 2019
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Re:Terry Donford
by: OneThirdCultureKid

It seems this Terry Donford had a Twitter account, too, but it was suspended.

Apr 16, 2019
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Re:Update For Hopeful and Everyone Else
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Thank goodness your aunt came to her senses about her scammer and didn't go, after all. However, I would recommend that you stay with her while she's having a long, fruitless conversation with him about her trip to Nigeria, because I agree with you and everyone else on this site that scammers can and do get very violent with their victims.

Scammers don't like it when their intended victims have their loved ones around them for support, as Kevin B. mentioned not too long ago.
They want to isolate them from their loved ones, in fact.

You and your aunt have our support and respect. Let us know what else happens, will you?

Apr 16, 2019
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Oil rig engineer for dating scam on Facebook
by: Anonymous

There is this guy who called himself Michael Williams. But he goes by different names. And he tried to get money out of me but i am too smart for that so he realized that he wasn't going to get any money from me and now he started to act nasty.

Apr 16, 2019
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Terry Donford
by: Anonymous

I met this person on Words with Friends named Terry Donford. His picture and future ones he sent were of a beautiful man. After several image searches I found the real person who is a doctor in Italy!

He fell in love with me right away and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and be a father to my kids.

After a couple of months of talking he finally asked for the money for his ticket home. When I called him on everything and told him he was a scammer he became very nasty.

This guy is very scary so please stay clear of him. Block him as soon as he contacts you.

Apr 16, 2019
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William antonio
by: Anonymous

This guy tried to get me to send him money to Turkey. Said his equipment was damaged in a fire on the rig. He looked me up on instagram. Talked to him for 1 1/2 months. I thank goodness I had questions from the get go. Showed me pics of some white guy. Said he was from California and is 51. It is so sad because the photos that he sent me has a man with his children. I wish I could find the person in the photos and let them know exactly that this other person is using his photos with his children and him to try to get money from women. So very sad. Needless to say I did not fall into his trap.

Apr 16, 2019
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To Hopeful and Everyone Else- Update on my Aunt
by: Anonymous

As I stated previously, my Aunt came to her senses and decided to play him for a while. While I do not think it is a good idea, I am also curious as to what he wants.

So, yesterday she told him she made her airline reservations.

After giving him the "details" of the flight (which she found online) he started pressing her for a picture of her passport and the itinerary. She refused and threatened to cancel the trip. He backed off right away and dropped it. Her reason for not sending him the passport was obvious. You don't send things like that over the internet no matter what the reason.

Initially, when she was really planning on going he told her that he would pick her up at the airport in Lagos and they would travel together to his location.

Yesterday he told her he could not meet her and that she would have to fly to the remote airport. The airport in question appeared to be very small and closed at 7 PM. Her flight was to land at 7:30 pm. He then told her she would have to spend the night in Lagos and then fly in the following day. She said she would take a cab or hire a car to make the six hour road trip!! He said no, you need to fly in. He did not want her to take a taxi.

Thank GOD she woke up. All this does sound very dangerous and he still believes she is coming.

She is going to play it out until she is landed! This could get interesting.

What are your thoughts everyone that would like to comment.

Apr 15, 2019
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Same profession but different spelling of name
by: Anonymous

This just happened to me. His name is Shawn on Instagram he asked me to go over to Hangouts. Same story of widow and 1 child. His grammar is not the best and there were so many red flags. Beware!

Apr 15, 2019
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PICTURES
by: LOREEN

YOU ASKED ABOUT PICTURES. USES YOUR HEAD. WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY DO WITH THEM. THEY WILL USE THEM TO SCAM OTHERS. PICTURES OF YOUR GRANDCHILDREN OR CHILDREN ARE USED TO SAY THESE ARE MY GRANDCHILDREN OR CHILDREN. THEY USE PICTURES TO HOOK PEOPLE IN. THEY USE PICTURES TO MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE AND ANY OTHER USE THEY CAN.

WHEN I STARTED TO LOOK THROUGH THE PICTURES OF PEOPLE THAT ARE "SUGGESTED" FOR ME TO FOLLOW I SAW MY PERSONS PICTURES THAT WERE USED BY MY SCAMMER TO HOOK MORE PEOPLE IN. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN LETTING EVERYONE THAT WAS FOLLOWING HIM TO BACK OFF THAT THIS PERSON IS A SCAMMER AND THEN I CONFRONTED THE SCAMMER AND TOLD HIM TO STOP USING MY HERMANS PICTURES. I TOLD HIM THAT HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE AND I WAS IN LOVE WITH HIM AND LIVES IN SO AFRICA. HE COULDN'T TAKE THE FAKE SITE DOWN FAST ENOUGH.

MY SUGGESTION TO EVERYONE START UP AS MANY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AS POSSIBLE. DON'T TALK TO ANYONE JUST LOOK FOR PICTURES OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW FOR SURE DIDN'T POST SOMETHING. CONFRONT THE SCAMMER. THE MORE PEOPLE THERE ARE THE BETTER OFF WE WILL ALL BE WHEN THEY TAKE THE SITE DOWN OF OUR LOVED ONES.

TRY NOT TO LET YOURSELF BE DEPRESSED OVER THIS. IT IS TOO LATE FOR ME AND I AM WORKING THROUGH MY EMOTIONS. BUT HOPEFULLY IT WON'T BE TOO LATE FOR YOU ALL.

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR SEARCHES.

Apr 15, 2019
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To: HOPEFUL and Everyone Else.
by: Anonymous

Thank you for posting that article regarding the woman from Australia that was found dead in South Africa.

The story of my aunt is similar but somewhat different. This man is still pretending to be the white man in his profile photo. Has never admitted to being Nigerian but is claiming to be working there as an oil rig contractor. Over the course of their communication which has been over a year and a half he had repeatedly asked for money which she refused to send. Now he is constantly asking her when she is coming. I have convinced her to not go and also forced her to read all the websites and the stories that are posted here and among other sites.

His story is the same as all the others. First he was in the Gulf of Mexico. Asked for lots of money and she stopped communicating. Then a few months later he was back and in the UK on an abandoned rig and wanted money. Now he is in Nigeria, which we do know that he is! He only asked for an Itunes gift card and she refused. Then he asked her to bring him a new phone when she comes. The greatest part to this is he told her she had to pay all her own expenses including the hotel as he had "no access to funds"! But he would stay with her in her room for the visit.

She finally has come to her senses but wants to play along for a while to see how far he will let her take it as to going there.

The phone number for the Nigerian embassy in Washington DC is 202-800-7201 and the extension is 113. I did not get his name. Not sure what good it will do because these guys are so good at hiding their real identity it could be hard to track him down. However, he did give her his Nigerian cell phone number and she has his email address as well as a Houston number.

I will keep you all posted as to what happens but she is mad now and planning on stringing him along until she "boards the plane"!!

Oh, he has asked her for pictures which she has sent him. No nudies, just regular photos. WHAT IS HE DOING WITH THEM???

AND WHAT COULD HIS INTENTIONS BE WHEN SHE "ARRIVES" THERE? Who will show up?

Any ideas??

Apr 14, 2019
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Military Dating Scams
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I know this is a site for sharing stories about oil rig engineer dating scams, but there are military dating scams, too. If anyone needs to know what to do when someone claiming to be in the military is asking for money, food, etc., here's a website called military.com, which has articles on spotting scammers.

https://www.military.com/spouse/relationships/can-you-spot-the-scammer.html

Maybe this site will help anyone on here who has been scammed or been asked to do something illegal by someone claiming to be in the military.

Apr 14, 2019
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Thomas Jeffrey and other scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

You all did the right thing in reporting and blocking Thomas Jeffrey, Sean Williams, Richard Alvarez, etc. I'm with you all. :-)

Apr 14, 2019
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Thomas Jeffery
by: Anonymous

I got a request on words with friends from this person. Not sure why, but accepted the game request. Immediately he started messaging me and told he he lost his wife and son in a car accident 4 years ago. Has a 12 year old daughter, works as an oil drilling contractor in Gulf of Mexico. After one day of messaging, it was "good morning beautiful ", I got scared and blocked him.

Apr 14, 2019
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SEAN WILLIAMS
by: LYNN C

Connected on POF and seanwils22@aol.com is a pathological liar and states he lives in Naples. A widow LOL and falls in love overnight and be careful. He also goes by RICHARD. He won a contract immediately after texting minimally and a strong accent saying he's originally from Ireland.

BE CAREFUL!!

Apr 14, 2019
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To: Loreen and Anonymous whose Aunt plans on flying to Nigeria
by: Hopeful

Loreen: I posted two sites below to help us get started in the pursuit of hopefully collecting upon the money, in whole or in part, that we lost to our evil scammers. I have three other online women friends who have lost money in exorbitant amounts to these unconscionable Nigerians. Needless to say, we are devastated financially and emotionally and will never be the same, but if there’s any sort of restitution and justice, this would help our plight considerably.

What country are you from and have you also lost money? We all need to band together, while at the same time supporting each other, and that includes anyone else out there who has lost money too, money we were tricked into sending to these treacherous thieves. I found two websites which should be our starting points. We all need to contact (by way of phone and/or email) Interpol and the Nigerian Embassy, both in Washington D.C., with our reports of being scammed. THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS, LADIES, AND WE MUST ACT NOW!

http://www.nigeriaembassyusa.org/index.php?page=contact-us

https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/u-s-national-central-bureau-interpol

Anonymous: Tell your Aunt to stay put because if she goes to Nigeria her life will be in danger. You and your Aunt must read this article:

https://www.nhwq.org/2016/02/11/jette-jacobs-romance-fraud-victim

Your Aunt needs to thank her lucky stars that she sent NO MONEY and to keep it that way. Unfortunately, the FBI and the FTC are not much help because their jurisdiction is inside the United States not outside. I reported my scammer to the FBI on ic3.gov and actually heard back a couple of weeks later by a woman from the FBI, situated outside of D.C., who said she was a Victims Crime Specialist and could only recommend three websites to check out in relation to IRS tax ramifications, etc.

One last thing: Is it possible for you to provide us with the name and phone number of the gentleman at the Nigerian Embassy who showed interest in your Aunt’s case? Many thanks!

Apr 14, 2019
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Fred Carlos
by: Anonymous

He played the same game. Wife died. Son and wife died raising 15 year d granddaughter. But broke on rig and needs money to complete the job. He is from Houston Texas. A lot of professional pictures

Apr 13, 2019
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Richard Alvarez
by: Anonymous

Everyone beware of a person on Facebook that is portraying himself to be Richard Alvarez from Houston TX. I believe he is catfishing. Not who he says he is. He sent me a friend request out of the blue and when I asked if I knew him or he knew me he said no but wanted to become friends.

He says he is originally from Madrid Spain. Raised in Houston TX and is a Private Contractor for a Deep Sea Oil rig company. His fb page has nothing on it but a couple of posts from long ago and the people that commented with likes or loves on the posts are not even listed on their profiles as friends of his. He immediately started asking me all kinds of questions and wanted to be more then friends. Says he is 60, wife died of bladder cancer and has a 15 yr old daughter named Maria. I Googled him and there is no such record with anything he says. He got a lot of info out of me before I realized what was happening. Sounded like a very nice caring person but with all the personal questions on family size, where I live and trying to tell me that I needed a man in my life to care for me and be there to love being as I am a widow.

Don't know what to do about this and hope he can't do anything with the info I gave him about me and my family. Who do I report this to and put in a report on his profile to fb about him pretending to be someone else. I am usually not this dumb. I was very leary at first and wasn't going to friend him but then he seemed like he might be ok.

Until the RED flags kept popping up. If anyone can help me report him to the right people I would appreciate it.

Apr 13, 2019
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David Huang Oil Rig Engineer Property Investor
by: Anonymous

This man claims to work on an oil rig in Hong Kong and therefore unable to speak via phone. Inquired on a commercial property I have listed here in the US, said his investment manager was prepared to wire the full asking price cash upon acceptance of an offer, for which I was to prepare. Knew it was a scam immediately.

Apr 13, 2019
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To: Loreen Or Anyone - PICTURES
by: Anonymous

What do they do with pictures that are sent to them. Not necessarily naked ones but ANY pictures?

Apr 12, 2019
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SAVE SAVE SAVE
by: LOREEN

PLEASE DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THESE BOTTOM FEEDERS. THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH. THEY HAVE NO FEELINGS THEY HAVE NO LIFE, THIS IS THEIR LIFE MAKING MONEY FOR THEMSELVES AND OTHERS. DO NOT SEND PICTURES AS THEY WILL USE THEM. DO NOT SEND MONEY AS YOU WORKED TOO HARD FOR IT AND WILL BE WORKING HARDER TO PAY IT ALL BACK.

REPORT EVERYTHING YOU HAVE ON THEM TO INTERPOL AND THE NIGERIAN EMBASSY IN YOUR STATE OF COUNTRY. DO NOT GET RID OF ANYTHING. IF YOU SENT MONEY YOU WILL BE REIMBURSED BY THE MONEY THEY SEIZE ON THE ACCOUNTS THAT THEY HAVE SET UP. THEN BE PATIENT. THEY WILL BE CAUGHT EVENTUALLY. DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE. IT ALL SOUNDS SO GREAT SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE YOU AND TAKE ALL YOUR WORRIES AWAY BUT THEY DON'T THEY JUST ADD TO THEM. I KNOW IT HAPPENED TO ME WITH ME FALLING DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH A PERSON I WILL NEVER MEET. DON'T LET THEM FOOL YOU. USE YOUR HEAD.

Apr 11, 2019
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Jeffrey Stone
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never heard of this Jeffrey Stone from Florida, but he sounds like a scammer to me. What was his job title, if you don't mind me asking? I see a lot of Jeff Stones on LinkedIn, but none call themselves "Jeffrey".

Also, what social media sites did your friend meet this "Jeffrey Stone" on? It's important to have that information should she want to report him.


Apr 11, 2019
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Scammers On Twitter and Hangouts, Too
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Although I don't use Instagram, scammers also tell you on Twitter and Hangouts that their wives died of cancer/in a car accident, have one or two kids, pass other men's pics off as their own,have pics of other men's children on their Twitter page, etc. They start off with "Good morning, beautiful", then move on to "Let's go to Hangouts."

Everything is going well until a few weeks later, they find themselves in sticky situations and need our help, as in "I got word that my young daughter is in the hospital and I need money to get off the rig. My employers will pay for my flight." Then why ask me to send you money, pal?

After that, they go back to Twitter and accuse us of not trusting them/finding fault with them/of being selfish, then we block and report them.

Apr 11, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a Jeffery Stone, he is currently talking to a friend and she has already sent him money and now wants more money. He says he lives in Florida but has a kid in the UK, he is supposedly now doing a job in Istanbul and needs money to pay the taxes. I have tried to tell her she is being scammed.

Apr 11, 2019
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Tax consequences of scams
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the info on taxes owed from early withdrawal for the scammer. That will be helpful for now and in the future. I have certainly learned my lesson the hard way. My scammer told me I thought of him as a piece of **** and that’s exactly what I think of him!

Apr 11, 2019
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Scammer works for Turkish Petroleum Int, Ltd.
by: Anonymous

Hello, I met someone on Zoosk.com. He calls himself Frank Martels. He holds a chemical engineering degree. He claims to work as a private contractor for the Turkish Petroleum International LTD, which is a real company. He states that he is working in Istanbul for 2 weeks and resides permanently in central Wisconsin. He said that he relocated to Wisconsin when he met his wife which she recently passed away due to cancer.

Three days in communication with him, he tells me that he was working on a rig, a part was needed to finish his project. He wanted me to send him $2,500 and he will pay me back of $5,000 when he returns to Wisconsin.

I asked him the name of the person whom he ordered the parts from which is Anthony Sandro, a private seller who is in Silver Spring, Maryland. He told me that I needed to get him a money order, take a picture of the money order, take it to FedEx which he will give me the address, and for me to send him the confirmation number.

I followed my gut and this was too good to be true because he was so loving, called me dear, baby, babe, sweetheart, darling. He sent me pictures of him as proof, he sent me text everyday to say good morning.

In the end, I did not fall for his scam.

Please be careful out there because these scammers are using dating sites.

Apr 11, 2019
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Scammers, maybe Nigerian
by: Anonymous

Ladies, beware of the following scammers on Instagram:

Nicholas Hoskins (nhoskins11) (nick.hoskins21@gmail.com) uses photos from Ben & Susan Ochart)
Daniel (donaldsmith) ds3828076@gmail.com
Andy (smithandy824)
Mikelucas2373
Davis (d2a3v1i0s)
Paul Garth Wood (garth7wood)
Anthony Wilson (anthony_cowboy1827)
Sean Thompson (seanthompson5863)

Most of these men will say that their wives passed away from cancer, have one or two young children, are engineers on an oil rig or even a doctor and eventually will send hints that they need money.

My career was in loan recovery and fraud and trust me, these men are all scammers.

Apr 11, 2019
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To Kevin B
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Kevin B, Emotion is exactly what scammers use to wear women down, whether single, married, divorced, or widowed, and I agree with you. As I've told women on here who've been scammed, these scammers don't give a damn about them, although they'll use words like "honey", "sweetie", "my Queen", and "baby" to get what they want, which is money.


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Life savings scammed now having huge tax debt
by: Anonymous

Effective 2018 financial losses due to fraudulent activity, i.e., scammers who steal your money, is no longer an IRS deductible expense due to (in the US) the current administration changes. You can still deduct a maximum of $3,000 (USD) per year until you cover your entire loss.

I lost a total of $200K+ of deferred compensation I rolled over to an investment firm when I retired. All of those funds were exempt from taxes when deferred, until I withdrew them ideally at a lower fixed income level. As a result of withdrawing those funds for my scammer, my taxable income for 2018 far exceeded any withheld taxes I set aside. I will be paying the IRS a lot of money due to this action.

And yes realizing we both lost all sorts of money due to scammers, continues to expose us to more losses in the way of tax liabilities.

If you have a good accountant, work with that individual and see if you can still claim your losses under the Ponzi fraud deduction rule still in place with the IRS. If they are good, they should be able to claim your losses under this rule. If not, the maximum you can deduct as a financial loss is $3,000 for 2018.

It is a very hard lesson acknowledging the initial loss but now it is coupled with the additional taxes we now have to pay.

Stay positive. And please, work with a good accountant who can investigate other potential way to offset your tax liability.

Good luck.

Apr 10, 2019
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Life savings scammed now having huge tax debt
by: Anonymous

My scammer robbed me of my annuity in the amount of $210,000. Now I’m having to pay income taxes on that amount. Too late for me but ladies another reason not to send money to strangers. I am having to sell out to pay these taxes. Anyone else had this happen to them?

Apr 10, 2019
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Please help me save me mom- Scott Kings Oil Engineer
by: My Moms Daughter

Please help me save my mom from going down this road further. She told me this weekend that she has this new friend Scott Kings who works on an oil rig in Gulf of Mexico for Exxon. His FB page is clearly fake and he has expressed strong romantic feelings after a really short time. She is a widow after being married 50 years, she is vulnerable.

He told her he is coming to visit. We told her he will ask for money and we are afraid she has already given him money. She is 78 and usually so sharp and well equipped but he has played on her loneliness.

He has a Pakistani/Indian type accent, he spoke to my brother on the phone and has since told me mom that we are not allowing her to have friends.

Help!!

Apr 10, 2019
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Walter Raymond and other scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never been contacted by Walter Raymond, but I have a feeling he sounds like every scammer I met on Twitter last year. As for the others, I've read that same line about having a child in boarding school, that they need us to receive money for them - which I also refused to do, that they want us to be their wives, etc. Everything they say is a lie.

Apr 09, 2019
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Kat
by: Anonymous

The scammer who keeps asking me for 500 dollars so he can come to Atlanta, Ga because he has my funds and wants to return them. Today he asked me if I had the 500 dollars. Then said he is living with Lisa. When I thought he was real, that made me jealous but now I don't care because he is a scammer and I have learned a lot over the past 6 years.

Apr 09, 2019
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I am going to give you a few tips.
by: Kevin B

Remember use you intelligence over emotion. Once you are emotional, its tough to be objective.

When a scammer says do not tell all to any friends or relatives, he will say that because he knows there are rational non emotional people who really care about you. The scammer is not the person in the pic - Guaranteed!

If they tell you they can only speak at a certain time that is inconvenient for you and then for 1 hour run. Most scammers have a dozen or more people they are working on and when you fed up with them, they pass their notes or keep them for future scams, they know what works with you and what doesn't.

2 first names in full name a GIANT RED FLAG.

They know a real caring woman will hop on board and have sympathy for them, and a few examples of how they do it.

Widowed, has 12 year old daughter with a nanny or relative.

They will thank God for sending such a gift like you to them. Those same men will steal your money or use you to receive cash they are sending you. To launder money, your name and his agent will be on the account. You will not get any of it.

In fact, one such scenario will have you receiving a mailer from you, His Queen, having to go to the shipper personally because he was hundreds off to get it to you. Do not use any money for any reason from a scammer.

If this helps just one person from being hurt, it is worth it.

God Bless and good luck.

Apr 09, 2019
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Nicholas Doukas
by: Kat

Met on word with friends. Quickly turned into him wanting to meet me and wanting a relationship. He claimed he was on vacation in Santa Clara but is from Houston. Said he was an electrical engineer and was negotiating a contract for a rig in Scotland. Had me move our conversation to Hangouts. Contract accepted and he allegedly traveled overseas. Sent me video of landing on the vessel.

On 4-5-19 he asked me to be his benefactor so he could get paid. I told him no. He had his "agent" email me the document. I again said no. I wasn’t comfortable giving him my information. I barely knew him. He said there was no one else he knew that could do this for him. I told him I found that highly unlikely and quite suspicious. He told me he was orphaned as a teen and was adopted by the most lovely woman but she is quite advanced in age and is dealing with dementia.

RED FLAGS EVERYWHERE!!

I did a google reverse search on the photos he sent and it returned nothing. I stopped talking to him and just got another message today 4-9 that he is now talking to someone named Eve.

SCAMMER! Beware of these loser men. I lost nothing but a few hours talking to him. I’m smart enough to know a liar when i talk to one. Guard yourself and your information.

Apr 08, 2019
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Dr Williams
by: Anonymous

Dr. Williams, wish he were true, fairytale love would be great! All that he’s promised me, I would be the happiest woman alive! He’s an Orthopedic Surgeon in Kabul, Afghanistan, almost finished with his term there, he wrote the UN a letter on my behalf asking them to release him to me, his life partner so we could live happily ever after! They’re just waiting on my payment of $2500. The letter of reply back from them was dated in 2017!

He has a son in boarding school in Boston, MA at 14 years of age who is working on his "construction engineering" degree. So far has only cost me $125 in Google Play and iTunes Cards.

The other guy, I’m hopelessly in love with and out of mega bucks is in Yangshou, China, supposedly, waiting for my last $1900 so the hotel will release his traveling documents to him so he can come get me so we can get married, we’ve been dating 9 months! His daughter is 12 and in a boarding school in San Antonio, TX. He’s absolutely gorgeous with a Greek accent and he understood perfectly well what I said so he’s at least studied it at some point in his life. Can’t find his picture anywhere

Apr 08, 2019
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Walter Raymond
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been scammed by someone named Walter Raymond, petrochemical engineer from Austin Texas, originally from Oslo Norway. He is on the dating site Luxy.

Thanks

Apr 08, 2019
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Re: Mark Welsh
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, all, I've refused to send money to any scammers or accept any package from them because, again, such requests raise my hackles. If they're not asking you to send them money, they're asking you to be their mule.

Even if you tell them that you have a bad feeling about it, they'll try to wear you down. I've not had any men or women send me any follow requests since I reported and blocked them last year.

I agree with you about not sending any money to any scammers, by the way. If someone seems to good to be true, he or she probably is. Please be careful.

Apr 07, 2019
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Mark Welsh
by: Anonymous

Hello, I just wanted to let you know I am sorry your guy is a scammer, so was mine but I sent Western Union and I got a letter from WU and the Government whom wanted me to pay Taxes on the money I sent. But I did not send it overseas to Nigeria and had to give the names as WU did who I sent it to. I am still Thanking God that I did not get into Trouble for sending the money, I never sent more than a thousand at a time because I was told to send over 2000.00 was a Federal Offense if you are caught.

That is considered Money laundering. Please Ladies be careful. DO NOT SEND MONEY, They are all scammers. My Friend got 2 years in Prison for sending 3 grand over to Nigeria, and I begged her not to do it. I did find out if you find out he is a scammer and has mules or its just him, you can call Western Union and tell them and they will give you an ID to take to your Local Police Station for them to call them. They then put their name on a Black List which they can NEVER Receive money again through Western Union from anyone ever. I did that and still have the ID number for I wanted to keep it. Yes he can change his name but they have his pictures, everyone single one he used.

Be Careful and God Bless

Apr 07, 2019
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Murphys Edris
by: Anonymous

I asked you here if this guy was a scam. I didn’t get a reply but I read all your stories and I started to ask him questions and telling him that he is not the one he said he is. He did not want to admit it until last night. I saw him on a video call and now he wants to continue talking but I am of course not in to it.

All this happened in 10 days! 10 days to figure it out that he was a scam from Nigeria. Thanks to this group’s advice.

Thank you .

Apr 06, 2019
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Military cat fishing scheme
by: Anonymous

I recently had someone befriend me in words with friends named mason morris. He claimed to be a captain in the military that was waiting for deployment to guard an oil rig in the North Sea. He said his wife Emily died and he had a 12? year old in boarding school in Texas. He sent me a picture of a man in uniform named Allen. I found his pic online, his identity is being used for this crap. He wanted to communicate on google hangouts. He called once and sounded not like a Caucasian military person. He was moving way too fast and I suspect he was going to ask for money to be sent somewhere soon.

I didn't give him any money but unfortunately he knows my last name. Be careful. If it's too good to be true it likely is. I changed my passwords and blocked and reported him, them, whoever they are.

I'm pretty sure this is out of Nigeria.

Apr 06, 2019
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Re: Help
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This scammer sounds "Ethan Lee", who wanted me to receive and keep a box safe with me until he got home last year a week after he got shot in the leg (yeah, right). I refused because I didn't want to get into trouble and I blocked him in the end.

I think you're right to think he's a scammer. Report and block him immediately to SCARS (www.anyscam.com), www.romancescam.com, and/or Scam Survivors.

Was the guy you've been in contact with him, by any chance? What site did you two meet on?

Please stay safe online.

Apr 05, 2019
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Scammer Mark Welsh
by: j edwards

I wanted to share another part of the sending money to this Mark Welsh. He said I had to send the money to his agent. His agent is the one who would arrange for a helicopter to pick him up from the oil platform. He gave me an email to his agent. The email address ended in a chef.com address. I have never heard of chef.com, but i did email to him.

He informed me that I had to send the money via Bitcoin. For those of you who do not know what Bitcoin is -- it is invisible cyber money. It may be invisible, in a very long number/alpha account, but it is very real. I have been told that one Bitcoin is worth over $5000 US dollars.

Yes, I have admitted I was dumb and I did send money via Bitcoin. Fortunately, for me less than $4000.

Go to You Tube and you will see how it is done. You basically feed money into an ATM machine and you get a receipt.

I had to search very diligently to find a Bitcoin machine in my area of East Tennessee. I did find a machine in my very small town, I was actually very surprised at that. If you want to buy Bitcoin, America has a limit of $900 per day without providing any identification. I sent $900 the first day. Then I went the next day and I did provide my drivers license to the machine and that allowed me to send up to $3000 per day. If someone wants to buy more that $3000 per day you have to provide your social security number to the machine. You also have to be approved by the Bitcoin company. These Bitcoin machines in America are very legitimate companies and they do not abuse the identification you provide. Bitcoin has been around for very many years now and it is very prevalent overseas.

I almost did not send the other $3000 as I was on my way to work and after I submitted my drivers license I was told that it could take up to 15 minutes to get approved. I got approved in less that 10 minutes and I was dumb and I sent the money. I should have gone on to work as it was that very morning that I talked again to DHL and really learned that this was all a scam to take my money.

The only real part of my scam is this Bitcoin purchase. Believe me when you send it.. they have it.


Apr 05, 2019
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Help
by: Anonymous

I have been chatting with this guy for about a month. Sounds like a nice person but now he wants me to email a company to have a consignment box sent to my place.

I don’t know if this is a scam or legit.

He says it needs to be done ASAP.

Apr 05, 2019
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Kenneth Larson (Larsen)
by: Anonymous

I think this is the newest version. Lives in Charlotte NC was on Fitness Singles. Private Oil and Gas contractor. Worked out of the Middle East a lot originally from Norway. Asked for email right away. Emails reads like a canned email. After two days is in love with me.

Refers to me as Baby. Wife died 4-5 yrs ago, has a son at University in the UK. same words...angel, I have no regrets, grateful to have found me. Picture is gorgeous.

Apr 05, 2019
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Re: About Andrew Wu
by: Anonymous

The extra information of scammer Andrew Wu:

1. His writing English is beautiful and polite with a logical way of thinking (This makes people to feel that he is the educated Andrew Wu as the story he claimed)

2. Andrew Wu also provided the on-site working video (I tried to reverse search online but couldn’t find the same video so that it’s not the video material from net)

3. When I requested his daughter’s photo, he provided me the photos which are fit for the 14-year-old girl and similar with Andrew Wu’s look (judged by Andrew Wu’s FB photos)

4. Although we never really talk on the phone, he did request to have callings and never refused to have a call with you

5. There’s no reverse online search result of Andrew Wu’s photos

6. Andrew Wu’s FB account has the record of proper interaction with friends from 2016
(Later, his FB account was not able to be accessed and he claimed the company monitored everything to avoid them to trade documents so that he deleted it himself)

The interaction from scammer Andrew Wu is hard to tell from the real or not.

Apr 05, 2019
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About Andrew Wu
by: OneThirdCultureKid

There are so many men with the name of Andrew Wu, but none of them are oil rig contractors. One is a real estate agent, another is a soccer coach, yet another one with the same name is a dentist. I'll keep looking, though.

Apr 04, 2019
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Scammer Mark Welsh
by: j edwards

After reading more posts here this evening I realized something I think may be of great importance. This Mark Welsh that I have been chatting with for the past 3 weeks has kept me up very late every night. Up late to midnight knowing full well I get up at 6am to go to work. I think keeping you from getting necessary sleep is part of how they work the scam. You are exhausted all the time. Exhaustion makes you vulnerable to believe them.

This Mark Welsh claims to be a widow of 10 years and has a 15 year old son in private school in Atlanta GA USA.

He claims to work for Tullow Oil company. The english he types is the same grammer as his so called son. He gave me an email address to verify his employment at Tullow Oil. After not hearing from Tullow Oil for over a week I got an email today and the grammer is still the same as Mark Welsh's grammer. This email attached an ID photo card from Tullow Oil and the name on the card is Andrea Juregen. He tried to tell me tonight that name is his fathers last name.

His scam is that an engine is broke on his oil platform and he needs money to get a helicopter to get him to Dublin and then also needs a plane ticket to Atlanta so he can personally go to his bank and provide his fingerprint to get his money released. He claims to be a multi-millionaire.

I have formally told him I will not send anymore money. He doesn't know how to take the word NO.

I am very thankful for DHL. Call their security department. 877-764-1726. They will give you their email -- send them the photos you have been given. I can almost promise they will find your photos in their scammers data base.

Apr 04, 2019
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David a roberts
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know david a. Roberts, independent contractor for Maasson oil company, Florida?

Apr 04, 2019
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To Erin
by: Anonymous

I have one whose name is Matt. He lives in New York but donates to an orphange in Kansas. Asks me to send money to them. He has a 4 yr old daughter and his wife died a couple years ago in a car accident with their unborn child. He has no family and he was born In France and when his parents died a family friend brought him to the states and put him in the orphanage when he was 3.
He loves phone sex

Apr 04, 2019
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Scammer Mark Welsh
by: j edwards

Please be aware of another name. Mark Welsh -- from Berlin, lives in Atlanta and works on a rig off the coast of Ireland. I fell for him. He said everything I wanted to hear. I am usually more cautious. I saw all the little signs but things just did not add up. He needed money to get off the Oil platform to get to the states to fix his 'hacked' bank account.

I sent him some money and was trying to send him computers to raise money. Fortunately for me he insisted on using DHL shipping. I have had 2 very enlightening calls with DHL security the past 2 days. DHL security team have lots of files on these dating scammers. I sent photos of this Mark Welsh to DHL and DHL recognized the photos.

If anyone wants help to verify these men call DHL 877-764-1726. They are the nicest people who just want to protect us gullible women. I got lucky and only lost a little money.

Apr 04, 2019
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Dave or David is common
by: Erin

Apparently they like the name Dave or David. I had one contact me through the Fitbit app of all places. His name was David Gray from Washington. He has a photo on his profile of a male with a little girl. He says that is his daughter Tracy and his wife died of Cancer. He is on an oil rig off the coast of England for another month and then he comes home to the states to be with his daughter.

Problem is I wasn't born yesterday and I can tell by the way he text speaks that he is clearly from another country. Americans don't say, "I got a house help" They say, "I have a maid" Also, he said he loves children and didn't have anyone to call brother or sister and that he donates to the orphanage. Since when does America have orphanages? We have foster homes or group homes.

When he told me he lived in Washington, and I ask what city and you say "PENTAGON".... um, you must be dumb, because that's not a city in Washington. Pentagon City is in Virginia.

Pay attention to the words they use. If it sounds funny or weird, trust your gut. Do your research.

I blocked him before he had a chance to ask me for money.

Apr 04, 2019
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RE: Scammers find a great job
by: Anonymous

I totally agree with you.

I am a very cautious person who never believes the ones behind internet. I never want to add Unknown persons/Strangers to my friend list. Also, I would never agree to transmit money to anyone except the families.

However, I did lose money as a scammed victim at the beginning of March. I have to say those scammers are very talented. They are able to find a great job and make big money in a correct way with such Talent.

Be Careful of the scammer Andrew Wu:

Andrew Wu, claimed to be 55-year-old, widow with a 14-year-old daughter, grow up and live in San Jose, CA. He also claimed that he won the bid as a chief engineer of an oil rig contractor who is working in Turkey. His daughter lived alone with a hired nanny at San Jose.

Andrew Wu would provide his San Jose physical address, USA passport with altered ID photo, and also provide his program contract agreement with formal signatures and seal to show the document was approved and issued from USA High Court. The online bank account of Santander which the registered physical address of the bank account is New York was provided to ask for help in order to check whether the company to transfer program payment, due to him working in the sea and not able to access the account. The last item he provided is an altered Turkey flight ticket which the airline company confirmed the 2D code number is not correct, yes, that’s a fake flight ticket.

All of the above were provided within 1 month, and the scammer emphasized he would never let you down, asked what’s your fear? Why don’t you believe him?

Apr 04, 2019
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Video about scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, sisters,

I thought I'd share a YouTube video with you about scammers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLd5CLrmpOc

Hope this helps.

Love you all and send no money.

Apr 04, 2019
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Re: David Collins
by: OneThirdCultureKid

David Collins from Norway? That sounds like a scammer or scammers from overseas, maybe that's why you couldn't find anything on him. Scammers work in groups, don't they?

You're welcome, Anonymous. As I told L., we're all here to help each other out. :)

Apr 04, 2019
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Scammers find a great job
by: Anonymous

To all scammers, such talent going to waste. So smart not to be searched but you are wasting so much time in your life when you could get a good job with a great company with your talent so why not put it to good use and earn money honestly

Apr 03, 2019
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You guys are awesome!
by: Anonymous

I was researching someone that I suspected and found this article. Thank You! Guy from Norway named David Collins on Match as Ethan. Exactly, as the article described.

Could not figure out why I couldn't find anything about him online.




Apr 03, 2019
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Changing sights
by: Anonymous

Why would a person switch us from Facebook Messenger to Whatsapp? 8 months ago his Facebook was Galesburg then 2 months ago he had to change his phone# and then his account mysteriously disappeared. Both times all of our texts were deleted.

Why Whatsapps? Should I be worried? Typo: hacked(not Galesburg)

Thank You for any input

Apr 03, 2019
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Why
by: Anonymous

Being a scammed victim I still ask myself why I accepted the man as a friend and why I let him talk me into sending him any money. I ask myself if I am better off now than I was when I started talking to him "yes' and know my credit is still ruined. I still have nothing to fall back on if something happens and I am at that point in the road now I don't know what to do.

I fell for all the lies and did it get me anything, no, it did not and all my man ever wanted was money for his daughter and him and he did not care if I went without and I did for 3 years.

All you people who are being scammed or possibly scammed remember then kiss the life you have good bye because it is a scam and you will lose everything.

Apr 03, 2019
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Independent contractor electrical electrian
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had contact with a Andrew Carter 0147 58 Years. Handsome, on a oil rig in the sea? Was on hangouts and Instagram from Arlington Texas

Apr 03, 2019
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Monetary loss 45000
by: Anonymous

Do not be deceived as they are crooks!!! Been a victim for more than two years ago and still paying my debts but by God's grace I was able to overcome.😇😇🙏🙏🙏

Apr 03, 2019
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Re:Wiser Now
by: OneThirdCultureKid

They also say the following things:

A daughter who fell ill and had to go to the hospital;

Wife died of cancer a few years ago;

They owe their nanny/nannies in arrears;

Their employers will take care of their flights home, but need x amount of money;

They need someone to write them a permission note so that they can leave the rig in an emergency (what a crock).

And, finally, my personal favorite, the guilt trip they lay on us.


Apr 03, 2019
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Wiser Now
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've noticed that since last year three guys use pics of innocent men to scam us women. The men whose pics they use have children of their own, are married, and have their own jobs, and don't need to use their own children to scam money from any women.

The minute the scammers say stuff like, "Baby, I need your help in getting out of South Africa/off the oil rig in Ghana/Afghanistan", report it immediately and block them. I hear you all on the boarding school b.s., too. I asked "Ethan Lee" whether he really had a son named Samuel, in fact, and he was surprised and offended that I asked him that question.

Please keep your guards up, sisters. These guys are slick psychopaths.

Apr 02, 2019
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Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

I have several photos and tried various image searches but no luck. Would love to find out who the real person (with children) is. I also have bank account details (Morgan chase) but have no idea how or where to report it. He also sent me an employee card with ‘his’ photo (I asked for proof of his ID and he sent this as his passport and other important documents were lost (lol) and I’ve checked with the alleged employer (Transocean) who confirmed that there is no employee with that name and also they have no rigs in Southern California (btw California was misspelt in his ID card!).

I would love to have him caught. I’ve tried Interpol but no luck there. These people should be stopped. I can’t believe how many women sent them money! Needless to say I didn’t and had no intention to either!

Apr 02, 2019
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Might be a scam
by: Anonymous

Hi, I have read all your comments. A Murphys Edris contacted me. Good looking and has a French bulldog. Eternal love Bla bla. I did a image search but didn’t find anything.

What should I do ?

Apr 02, 2019
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About the kids
by: Wiser Now

I do think that all scams are very bad. But too when the rotten scammers use innocent people children in there profiles there needs to be very strict laws as they stop at nothing to scam women everywhere. It is a script they go by all the same play and you can recognize them by it.

Being on a oil rig at sea
Being a widower
Or wife had an affair
Men suffering in need of food /water
Machine broke ; drill bit
No one else can help them and it is only you cause they trust no other.
Here's a kicker "they will pay you back even with interest".
They are coming to get you or see you.
They can not do a video call.
They have agents to collect the funds.
They steal images of anyone even children.
They need airfare.
They need medicine.
They need rent off the rig.

LIES ALL LIES AND THEY USE MAGICAL VOODOO. THEY WORK IN PACKS AND THEY PUT ON THE PRESSURE UNTIL THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT WHICH IS "YOUR MONEY" THEN THEY DUMP YOU LIKE RUBBISH.

WE NEED TO STOP ALL SCAMS !!!

Be safe ladies - my sisters.

God bless us all

Apr 02, 2019
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To: Loreen L
by: Anonymous

I posted about the Nigerian Embassy and that is the place to go as well as Interpol.

I have been on this site for years and never saw anyone post about reporting to their Embassy.

Maybe they will be the ones to round them up if enough of us report them.

Let us keep each other posted on any information we get from the Embassy.

Apr 02, 2019
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I feel bad for Victor Sayegh and the guys whose pictures have been used in scams! They must really be hopping mad about that! Incidentally, the scammer who was using Dennis J. Margulies' profile pic in his Twitter profile is using not only his pic again, but pics of his two children.

I've reported this @DMarguilles to Twitter, and only once have they suspended this scammer.

Apr 01, 2019
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To L.
by: OneThirdCultureKid

You're most welcome, Loreen. I'm glad I could help with the info. We're here to help each other. :-)

Apr 01, 2019
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Oil rig engineer in Dubai
by: Anonymous

Raymond Beasley, add that name to the list! Says he is from the U.K., he is widowed for 9 Years, no children. His dad was a global businessman and he lived all around the world and that’s how he picked up his strange accent. I was lucky as I picked up on it very quickly, just 3 days. His stories were so outrageous, I just knew it couldn’t be real. I called him out on it and he denied any scam and tried to Talk his way around it.

If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Apr 01, 2019
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Oil rig scammer signs to look for
by: Anonymous

Travis was a scammer, and he’s lying to you, he will call you, even though he doesn’t know your name, and then he will call you his wife and then start asking for money, and he uses many of the names on this site.

For example Travis Morgan, William Perry, Lawrence Mogan he has someone contact via email pretending to be his daughter (Hannah). His profile he used was of Dr. Steven G Jones, this poor guy, which I was in contact with him via email.

If you have spoken to him you can email me at dbandoli@icloud.com, and I called a number that was given on this site and I found my scammer but he will continue to scam as he is a worthless loser!

I have several of his voice mail messages and and as I had told him I will continue to look for him until the day I die.

Apr 01, 2019
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Steven Franklin
by: Anonymous

5 years? The one that sent me the photo was in contact with me for 5 years, and left me broke. He said his name was John Robert. RUN WHILE YOU CAN!

Apr 01, 2019
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Pipeline Engeneer
by: Anonymous

After almost 5 months of contact I realize that he is a sick scammer. He contacted me at Linkedin where he was logged in there. He introduced himself as Pipeline Engineer of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, divorced at 11 y. Daughter named Julia. Supposedly, his ex wife cheated on him. I believed him because I thought Linkedin is a safe site where you can communicate about economic issues.

Very quickly, he invited me to Whats App. From early November to late December 2018 he was a contractor in Cardiff Wels and shortly thereafter, he got a well-paid job as a contractor in Istanbul Turkey. The problem with the money started when he brought his machine from China to Turkish customs where he had to pay customs duty. And the daily tax cost 3000 euros.

He was in love immediately and I was his angel and baby and everything he has.

His current e-mail address:
Ben.logan155 @gmail.com

First phone until 4 February 00447521152771
from 5 February 0447729211100

When I asked him why he is in Turkey and has an English number, he told me he can buy and order that via internet. Very questionable right?

Dear women around the world. Watch out. Please do not fall for such perverted types as they are dangerous when it comes to money

Apr 01, 2019
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Nigerian Embassy
by: Anonymous

For those of you that have been talking with scammers via phone or hangouts or Messenger as well as any Nigerian phone numbers, or for that matter, any email addresses, regular phone numbers etc., please call the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC or any country that you live in that has this Embassy.

I mentioned this several comments below.

The gentleman that I spoke with was very interested in the profile picture, internet sites he is on (such as dating, Facebook, Hangouts, etc). He wanted email addresses, phone numbers etc.

Please use that as a source. I called with questions because I am very concerned for my Aunt who is actually planning on flying to Nigeria. I specifically asked if she would be safe. His answer was that she should NOT fly over there to meet someone that she did not know. He said he could not say yes that she would be safe and he could not say no, that she would not be.

Considering that this man is pretending to be someone he is not, is telling me that she will not be safe.

Since I did not have all his information I am trying to find it from my Aunt but she is reluctant to get him in trouble.

Please post your experience if you try this. And, I will do the same.

So far she has not given him any money so we cannot understand what he will gain by having her fly there.

ANY IDEAS?????

Apr 01, 2019
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TO: ONETHIRDCULTERKID AND
by: Loreen/L

THANK YOU FOR THE INFO. ALSO I SUGGEST THAT ANYONE WHO IS WANTING TO REPORT THESE SCAMMERS GO TO THE NIGERIAN EMBASSY IN DC. INTERPOL AND ANYONE ELSE THAT WILL LISTEN. SAVE SAVE SAVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE THAT YOU CAN. PICTURES, RECEIPTS (ALL RECEIPTS) AND IP ADDRESSES IF YOU GET ANY. ANY SCRAP OF INFORMATION THAT IS POSSIBLE. IF THEY ARE TO CAUGHT YOU NEED YOUR EVIDENCE. DO NOT THROW OUT ANYTHING. IF THEY ARE CAUGHT YOU WILL GET YOUR MONEY BACK BUT ONLY IF YOU REPORT THEM.

Apr 01, 2019
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Oil rig scammer signs to look for
by: Anonymous

His Facebook page was odd and just a few photos, no demographics, no number of friends and no news feed. He said he was an oil rig engineer from Seattle, but working in Sicily, Italy for ten months. His sad story was his girlfriend died giving birth to his child. He'll call you babe, hun, dear, but insists on babe.

He'll say he can't get a good signal and tell you to install Hangouts app as it's more private. It was then I started to smell a rat.

So I googled him. Jeff Travis oil rig engineer Seattle, Washington. There was no Jeff Travis but a slew of pages "Oil rig Scams beware" with testimonies from woman who were scammed and photos of the ones caught. I called him a scammer and other things then I uninstalled Hangouts. I'm a lucky one. He didn't steal anything from me.

Mar 31, 2019
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Cedric working for Beta Offshore Platform
by: Anonymous

Yes, yes, yes, says he is Dutch and currently working for Beta Offshore in Long Beach CA. Selfie of a 60 year old man in tight hoochie pants. Long long message about coming to the US in his 40s and has a daughter. Immediately asks for your personal e-mail and phone number.

Block and report him ladies!!!

Mar 31, 2019
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Re:James Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there. I've never heard of or from James Morgan, but the story sounds familiar. Which social media sites can I find him on, so that I can help you report him?

Mar 30, 2019
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Re: To OneThirdCultureKid and Ed
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, L. There's another site to report romance and relationship scams and it's called www.romancescam.com. Please also check out Scam Haters United and Scamming Scammers on YouTube. Those videos feature men and women whose pictures have been used to scam both men and women.

There's one more called Advocating4U, by Kathy Waters and she's working to get legislation against scammers passed in both houses of Congress.

All of these video channels will give you and anyone you know an idea of what to watch out for online.

Mar 30, 2019
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Scam
by: Anonymous

He said he was an oil driller contractor for BP in Alabama. Wife died eight years ago and son is fourteen. Said he had money and fell in love in two weeks. Then kept pressuring for a thousand dollars because he needed to ship crude oil for testing and wanted me to deposit a thousand dollars in a Canada account. He became mad when I didn't.

His name is Shawn Harrison or Cino Harrison

Mar 29, 2019
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Steven Franklin or franklyn steven
by: Anonymous

Been dealing with this guy for 5 years! Sends me pictures of a Gorgeous man, sent me flowers, knew where I lived, I didn't give him any money.

He is on an oil rig in Spain, and he even had a fried call me, butI cant find any info on him, and the picture is of a guy Victor Sayech!

Mar 29, 2019
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HELP PLEASE
by: AnonymDebbieous

Mike Welsh has convinced my older sister he loves her yet has never met her. He has her monthly income coming to him him and now she is homeless, no car, has no money at all. As soon as her income hits her account it disappears.

He says he works on a oil-rig and will be here April 2nd to buy her a house. Her husband died years ago and she's desperate for love again. This scum-bag is ruining her life for what little bit of money he can get from her.

Anyone with info on this guy please get a hold of me... Ty

Mar 29, 2019
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SUPPORT FOR EACH OTHER
by: nancy

We NEED to HELP each other

i will no longer hide in the shadow.

Here is my email address: ScammeesUnited@gmail.com

if ANYONE needs help convincing a loved one CONTACT ME

Nancy


Mar 29, 2019
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SCARS/RSN web address
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Sure thing, L. Let me look it up first. It's www.anyscam.com. Hope this helps. :)

Mar 28, 2019
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The Offshore Oil Rig Engineer is now in Sicily!
by: Anonymous

Derrick Allen. 28 March. He is chatting up the wrong (LOL) person. He's a civil engineer (LOL again) on an oil rig working for ENI s.p.a. a Petroleum company that is huge like Chevron.

He doesn't speak Italian. I do. This is becoming very amusing now.

Ladies, PLEASE don't lose your heart, your precious moments, your money to online scammers. He's a bad one, and just keeps rebooting his character.

Please be safe.

Mar 28, 2019
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Re: James Morgan
by: Anonymous

Oh dear! I’m so concerned about your mother because this guy is not in love with her! I had that experience a year ago I believe to the man that works in oil rigs off the Gulf of Mexico. I thought he’s in love with me! I quit my job and gave him money and after giving him money he said thank you very much for your support and he said he can’t go home because there’s something going on in the rigs!

He said the machine was broken and he needed to fix it then he can leave! Then he’s asking for more money and iTunes and I sent him lots of iTunes and money. Last December he said he needed money for the last time then he will see me! I did that but he never showed up!

I didn’t hear from him for 5 days! Then he texted me that there’s an accident happened the day he’s leaving! He told me that the pipe line burst and he fell in the water and hit his back and his 4 workers were rushed to the hospital and 2 workers died!

I don’t really believe him! It’s a drama and lies! Then he’s asking me to send him 20.000 for the repairs that he’s responsible because he’s the contractor. I didn't agree to send him the money because I’d been sending him lots and my guts is telling me that is a scam. He became very upset and telling me to find someone else and now he seldom texts me!

I didn’t worry about that then later on he kept on texting me again and asking for iTunes because the connection is always bad! He is still asking for money for the last time for tickets to get home but I don’t have money to send him and he’s changed!

Ladies this story is always familiar and the same when I’m reading the complaints! I think these people are not in the Gulf of Mexico because when this guy is calling me I can hear the roosters are crowing!

Regarding your mother I hope she will wake up otherwise she will be living on the street later because this guy will drain her wallet and break her heart big time! Thank you!!

Mar 28, 2019
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Re: James Morgan
by: Anonymous

I was contacted by someone who called himself Dave Morgan on Facebook. We talked on the phone and his phone number was 1-510-926-7641. This began in mid-January and continued for 11 days until I blocked him.

These scammers change names and phone numbers, I know. Just thought I’d. mention the name to you. I feel for you.

Mar 28, 2019
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Website maintenance
by: Editor

The website will be receiving updates and maintenance over the next 3 days so any new submissions or comments won't appear until after that.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you.

Mar 28, 2019
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JAMES MORGAN
by: Anonymous

Anyone have anything on James Morgan? He is scamming my Mother at the moment. It has been going on for 3 months. My 2 sisters and I have done everything we can think of. My Mom believes she is in love with him, and he is in love with her. She is actually pushing us 3 girls out of her life and claiming she will be moving to Florida, as soon as he gets home (he is stuck in customs, in Amsterdam) with the 10 million dollars in Gems he went there to get.

We know she is sneaking and sending money to him. HELP!!!!we do not know what to do.

We have contacted The FBI, her Bank accounts have been Red flagged, and 2 banks have already terminated their relationship with her. SHE IS BRAINWASHED. He keeps telling her what she needs to do.

It is Sick, Sad, embarrassing, and Stupid, all at the same time.

Mar 28, 2019
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ROBERTO ANGEL
by: Loreen

YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR SISTER READ THESE PROFILES. I WISH I DID BEFORE I BECAME INVOLVED WITH A SCAMMER. I LOST A LOT NOT AS MUCH AS OTHERS BUT NOW STRUGGLING TO PAY IT BACK. ONE THING THAT CAME OUT OF THIS WAS THE PICTURES HE SENT ME OF HIM WERE ACTUALLY A PERSON IN SO AFRICA THAT I HAVE FOUND AND AM TALKING TO AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE MEETING SOON. I FELL IN LOVE. AND AM WORKING THROUGH MY FEELINGS RIGHT NOW.

BUT SHE NEEDS TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND FIGURE OUT ON HER OWN. YOU CAN NOT CONVINCE HER THAT SHE IS MAKING A MISTAKE. SHE IS HURTING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF HER LOSS. PLEASE TELL HER TO READ ALL THESE. THEY USE DIFFERENT PICTURES, THEY USE DIFFERENT NAMES FOR SAME PICTURES. THEY STEAL YOUR HEART THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY AND NOTHING WILL COME OF IT.

I KNOW I AM IN THE SAME BOAT AS SHE IS. MY SCAMMER KEPT COMING UP WITH EXCUSES AS TO WHY HE COULDN'T COME AFTER I SENT THE MONEY. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE HAS SENT ANY THING BUT SHE MUST KEEP EVERY SCRAP OF PAPER AND INFORMATION THAT SHE HAS ON THIS GUY. I WANTED TO BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS THE EXCEPTION BUT HE IS NOT. THEY ARE EXCELLENT AT WHAT THEY DO AS THIS IS THEIR PROFESSION. THEY HAVE TO BE GOOD. MINE JUST SENT ME THIS MORNING A THREE INCH PARAGRAPH, YES I AM STILL TALKING TO HIM, BUT NO MORE MONEY, ABOUT WHY I NEED TO SEND THE "LAST OF IT" FOR HIM TO COME HOME TO ME TO DRY MY TEARS. THE ONLY TEARS I AM CRYING NOW ARE FOR THE MAN HE MADE ME LOVE.

PLEASE TELL HER TO GET AS MANY PICTURES AS SHE CAN AND DO A REVERSE IMAGE ON THE GUY THAT WILL SHOW HER WHO HE REALLY IS AND THE PERSON IN THE PICTURES IS A VICTIM ALSO. HE JUST MAY NOT KNOW IT YET. GOOD LUCK TO YOU BOTH.

Mar 28, 2019
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Zafari Fuller - Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

First off, thank you for all your comments here, it probably saved me a lot of heartache. The one who suggested Yandex.com for reverse pictures search was very helpful.

Met Zafari Fuller was on Instagram as he complimented my dogs and said he was a dog lover (he has pics of him and his lab). Presented himself as: widower (4 yrs and counting), Lebanese refugee who moved to the US 20 years ago and says he's based in South Carolina, Petroleum Engineer in private contracting, currently overseas negotiating a contract (in Beirut). He said he changed his name from Ahmadi to Fuller because of the racial discrimination he encounters in the US and to honor the man who helped him as a refugee.

Does not have a digital footprint on Google no matter how many searches you make. (red flag) When asked why he didn't have any, he claimed he was in the Witness Protection Program. Said he bagged a contract and was headed to China to buy equipment and supplies for his site. (this is what tipped me off, sounded similar to one of the comments)

The Yandex reverse image search led me to several dating profiles of his - different ages, Russian, divorced instead of widowed and living in Philadelphia -- most of these sites are IP geolocation specific and I've had to use VPN to check out his profile on those sites.

I asked for proof of identity when I confronted him with my discoveries but no reply yet. He hasn't scammed money from me yet, but was capturing my heart.

Thank you for all those who commented on this thread as you probably saved me a lot of money (which I don't have) and heartbreak.

May we all find true love someday.

Mar 27, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Everyone of those pos are scammers!

Larry Morgan, spos
William Perry, spos
Christopher, spos
Same person

Don’t trust them



Mar 27, 2019
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Roberto Angel
by: Anonymous

I am afraid for my sister who just lost her husband to cancer. 2 weeks later she meets this man on Words with Friends who works on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He says he is 55, widower with a 15 yr. old daughter, and is an Independent Engineer Contractor for Chevron.

He is telling her he is working on a $25 million dollar contract. She told him how she believes in angels and she just sold her house for over $100,000.00. Now he is her special angel and loves her very much.

I’m at a loss as to how to handle this as my sister is very fragile and believes this man really does love her.

Mar 27, 2019
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Very familiar
by: Anonymous

The man that I talk to says he's from Greece. Widowed. Daughter. Oil rig engineer. lol

Mar 27, 2019
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David Moreton - another scammer
by: Sheila T

Very similar story to other victims on here sadly. He contacted me on Facebook initially and then he asked me to go on Google hangouts. His English wasn't very good but he told me it was because he was Dutch. He kept calling me baby and said he lived in America and had a daughter in boarding school. I'm recently divorced after 47 years of marriage and his messages cheered me up. He told me that I had saved his life as he was depressed and lonely. He said he was 56 years old and sent me a photo of him in a library - quite handsome with grey hair.

He started to ask for money for parts on the rig and he needed help to pay for shipping costs. He sent me links to Bitcoin sites but I couldn't work that out so he asked me to send the money by Moneygram instead. He also asked for iTunes cards. I sent him £3,000 by Moneygram and he promised he would pay me back as soon as he could access his accounts. I started to get suspicious when there was no sign of me getting the money back. I asked him to send me more photos or video chat on facetime but he always made excuses about having no signal. He did send me a grainy video of a man talking but it was clearly fake with a dubbed on African sounding voice! When I told him I didn't believe him he got angry and upset and insisted that he loved me and that he would meet me in London.

It's taken me a long time to get him out of my system as he was very sincere in his texts but I realise now he was a total conman and was probably doing this to many others like me. I blocked his number and eventually plucked up the courage to tell my 2 sons what I'd done and they have been extremely supportive and helped me to get through this.

These scammers are pure evil and prey on the vulnerable

Mar 27, 2019
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Richard Smith
by: Anonymous

Please let me know if this story sounds familiar. Richard Smith from Colorado. Has two girls. Wife cheated with best friend. Works at Exxon Mobil and is retiring soon. Now has a heart condition and is making me his beneficiary. His few pictures look fixed. Dark eyes, black glasses, squarish face and one picture in a car with sunglasses.

Mar 27, 2019
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Harry Morgan aka Larry Morgan
by: Anonymous

wisco266@gmail.com

Same story as all the rest. We met on Words with Friends, then switched to google hangout. Welder on a oil rig. Currently between jobs, waiting on contract. He is widowed, 55 years a 13 yr old daughter Sophia who goes to boarding school in NY. Born in Italy came to the states 15 years ago.

Yes lots of red flags but I blew them off initially. On the day four I came to my senses and I researched and sure enough I found all this info about this scam. I led him on for a few more days, and lured him with text sexy. shortly after that he is calling me. Once I heard his voice I made an excuse to get off the phone. HE WAS NOT ITALIAN!!!! Basically called him out on it, called him a scammer and reported him on Words with Friends and blocked him, cleaned my google account and deleted that too.

Now I know better but I was still drawn back to him, I started a new google account, reconnected with him and im thinking I am going to be smarter than him. Loaded my phone with all kinds of software protection so I cant be hacked, etc. and I started talking to him. Even though i'm talking to him on hangout, I am googling his name, picture etc and finding more and more websites about this SCAM.

YES THIS IS INSANE!!!!! Why am i entertaining this!!!!!!!!!!!


Mar 27, 2019
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TO ONETHIRDCULTERKID AND ED
by: L

CAN YOU GIVE OUT THE WEB ADDRESS FOR SCARS? I CAN'T FIND THE RIGHT ONE. ALSO ANY OTHER SCAMMING WEBSITE FOR ANYONE TO VISIT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

Mar 26, 2019
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KCA Deutag
by: Anonymous

Terry Dunford, another scammer that supposedly works for KCA. Beware!!! Got a person I know for 100,000. From Texas, has young granddaughter named Tracy.

Mar 26, 2019
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End Game Scam - Update
by: Anonymous

I wrote yesterday about my Aunt and her Nigerian Scammer that has invited her to meet him in Nigeria. As I said, he is still pretending to be a white man and has not admitted he is Nigerian.

I called the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC and they were very interested in pursuing him.

First, they asked for his online name which I provided. They asked for email addresses, and or phone numbers. I know he gave her an email address as well as two phone numbers, one is Nigerian.

I am going to get them from her today and call them back. So, this is a place to start reporting all this ladies.

I thought too that the FBI would be the agency or the FTC, but the Nigerian Embassy is probably the only place that can do something about it.

Once I give them his Nigerian phone number and possible location they will be able to find him.

The man I spoke with there told me to do everything I could do to keep her from going.

Let me know what you all think and if anyone has tried the Embassy besides me.

And again, why is he pursuing her to visit him there? That is the mystery. Normally all they want is money. He has not asked for that, YET.

Thanks.

Mar 26, 2019
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Re: End Game Scam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This guy who claims to be from the US, but born in Brazil, and who has invited your aunt to visit him in Nigeria, sounds rather dodgy, based on the information you posted.

If she hasn't already traveled, tell your aunt to save all the correspondence (i.e., e-mails), instructions on applying for a visa to visit Nigeria, and his profile pic and report them to the authorities and SCARS. Also, go to YouTube and type in "relationship scams" in the search box and you'll find the videos on them. Scam Haters United, Scamming Scammers, SCARS, etc. will show you the professions these scammers claim to work in, i.e., oil rig engineers, military, doctors, lawyers, etc.

I hope these suggestions will help you.

Mar 25, 2019
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IC3 Complaint Forms
by: Anonymous

I have submitted two IC3 reports to the FBI and through my own persistence was lucky enough to speak with an FBI agent whose actual position does not include online fraud. However, the agent did have access to a shared data base and was able to confirm to me that my reports were in the system along with the FBI location where the reports will be handled. I have not received any email confirmation yet and it has been 3 months since I submitted my complaints. From what I gather, it can take up to two years for our individual reports to be assigned a case number and investigative agent.

Even among the law enforcement detectives I have spoken with there seems to be a perception that once the IC3 reports are submitted they 'go nowhere'. I know in Los Angeles the FBI had conducted seminars for the LAPD last year regarding IC3 reports, how they are processed, etc.. Essentially educating LAPD what happens after a victim submits a report.

It can take up to 2 years for the FBI to address your particular case. Keep anything and everything you have saved, e.g., emails, text, call records, banking information if transfers were involved, in a safe place. Keep your saved IC3 reports where you can access them.

Do not give up and try alternative means to talk with FBI personnel to confirm that your report is in the system. LA does not have "walk in" FBI locations to personally talk with someone, however, that may not be the case where you reside.

Best of luck.


Mar 25, 2019
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Adding to the list
by: Anonymous

Bryan Russell
Matt Zellar. This one got my heart
Willirob. Aka William robert
Andrea Williams
William Rawlings

Mar 25, 2019
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End Game Scam - Need Advice
by: Anonymous

I am concerned for my Aunt who is communicating with a scammer and will not believe me.

I have shown her all the stories that we read here as well as my own experience. She feels he is real.

He has invited her to Nigeria where he is supposed to be working on a rig. He is still professing to be a man from America originally born in Brazil. He is using a photo of a middle aged man, white of course, with no facial hair and goes by the name David Williams. He has brown hair and is sitting at a desk.

The strange thing is that he "commutes" to the rig every day from a hotel. He has sent her all the information on how to apply for a Visa, a link to the hotel and where to fly into. He has not offered to pay her air fare and told her she has to pay for the hotel.

What is the HOOK? He is not asking her for money. But is not telling her who he really is. I have been with her when he has called and heard his voice. It sounds Nigerian to me.

Any ideas ladies as to what the end game might be in luring her there. She is not young, but in her mid 60's. He claims to be 57.

Please give me all your ideas.

I am very concerned that she will go and we may never see her again.

Thanks.

Mar 25, 2019
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IC3
by: Anonymous

Has anyone reported and if so, did you receive a case number or any confirmation? I reported online but am not sure if it ever went through as I did not receive any confirmation or response. Thank you.

Mar 25, 2019
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David Wilson
by: Anonymous

Used Garrett Swann’s pictures

Mar 25, 2019
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Not sure what to think
by: Anonymous

I think I am in contact with one. Not an oil rigger specifically but security at sea. Name is David Croft.

Anyone have knowledge on this one?

Mar 25, 2019
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Stephen Randy, Maximilian Vogel, Christopher Butler, and Charles Win
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Okay, I'll be on the lookout for these scammers:

Stephen Randy
Maximilian Voegel
Christopher Butler
Charles Win
Paul Lee, who goes by the names Ethan Lee, Peter
Lee, etc.

I looked up Alexandre Sean Luca, who claimed to have a daughter named Lily, who had fallen ill, but there was no such man by that name. Someone actually has a daughter named Lily and he doesn't need to scam anyone out of money.

Mar 25, 2019
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Adding Stephen Randy to scammers list
by: Anonymous

Oil rig in the North Sea off Scotland. Met on Words With Friends. Asked to use Hangouts then WhatsApp. Wife and Daughter in law died. Son is on a secret mission in Afghanistan. Lives in Miami with granddaughter Tasha when not on the oil rig.

Born in Germany. Father died and family is evil - leaving his mom to raise him and his sister by herself so no family. Mom dies - he and his sister move to Texas. Marries. Has son. Wife dies. Daughter in law dies. Son gone Guess what?

HE NEEDS SOME MONEY!

Put Stephen Randy on your POS List

Mar 25, 2019
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KCA Deutag scammer
by: Anonymous

Please beware of a name Maximilian Vogel used by scammers on eharmony and KCA Deutag.

Mar 24, 2019
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POF CHRISTOPHER BUTLER NIGHTGROWLER1906 SCAMMER
by: PIA

I was scammed by Christopher Butler and after only 1 week he sent me Rose's, chocolates and a stuffed toy to my work. He used Paul Hollywoods celebrity Baker in the UK pictures. He works on an oil rig.

Beware ladies dont fall for this.

Mar 24, 2019
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Charleswin
by: Anonymous

Add this name to your list of scammers on oil rigs. Wow glad I looked this up. Yes from word with friends

Mar 24, 2019
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William dawson
by: Anonymous

To the person who was taking to William Dawson. Sounds familiar. Having to transfer money then his bank account getting locked. Would you please contact me at butistillwantone@hotmail.com. I'd like to ask a few questions of you. Thank you!

Mar 23, 2019
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Has Anyone Been Scammed by Michael Joachim?
by: Anonymous

Karen - I heard the same story from David Wilson but he had a granddaughter who is 12 years old raising because his daughter plus wife died five years ago in Texas in a car accident. Was from Germany and moved to the US when he was a teenager because his dad died who was from Germany and that mom grew up in Florida. He told me he was well off and was going to move to me after he got done.

But near the end found out that he sold his house plus car for the current job. He asked me to share my phone account with him but I did not feel safe based on this page because he was having issues with his phone. He changed from a Texas to MA google phone # and we met on Words with Friends.

He has stopped talking to me at this time. I think it is the same person that you are talking to at this time. He provided me a NY address of someone that he said was his aunt and where his granddaughter was staying.

Mar 22, 2019
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Response and update on Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

Well I’ve finally had enough and blocked this guy(s). Still claiming he loved me but was getting more passive aggressive with his comments trying to make me feel guilty for not helping him. He was starving, his men were starving (yeah right) and according to my guess they have now been without food for a few weeks (unheard of on a rig!).

I’ve never believed him and certainly didn’t send any money. But I now have his bank account details (Chase Manhattan in NY) with a female name who he claimed was his agent (sigh).
I thought by keeping him hooked I was saving some other poor female from being scammed but as someone (anonymous) said, they’re working in teams and I definitely felt I was talking to different people over the last few days.

‘He/they’ would vanish in the middle of a conversation and it was getting tedious! I am not a gullible person but ladies, please don’t be fooled! And certainly don’t ever under any circumstances send any money or accept any deliveries from these scammers.

Be safe and vigilant!

Mar 22, 2019
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Locked Acct
by: Anonymous

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

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

Mar 22, 2019
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Oil engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

What a crock!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 22, 2019
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by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Mar 22, 2019
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Andres Erik
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 22, 2019
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by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Mar 21, 2019
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Steve Matt
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Mar 21, 2019
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Response to Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 21, 2019
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Gabriel Thompson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Mar 20, 2019
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Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Take control and turn the tables.

Mar 20, 2019
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He almost got me
by: Tina

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

Just wondering if his name or number rings any bells.

Mar 20, 2019
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by: Anonymous18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Thanks and God Bless You All

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

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

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

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

Mar 18, 2019
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To marie
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 18, 2019
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Jasper Collins Lawton Ok
by: Anonymous

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

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


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


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


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


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

I love you always..

Jasper xoxo.

Mar 18, 2019
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Stay safe.

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

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

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

Mar 17, 2019
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Harry Krakwoski
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 17, 2019
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Robert S Verburght
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 17, 2019
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Al Larson from Canafa
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

I’m am sure she’s not his first scam.

Mar 16, 2019
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Riccardo Cosmo Randy
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Mar 16, 2019
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Dr Edward Wilmer
by: Marie

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

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

Glad I didn't pay up.

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

Please don't fall for him

Mar 16, 2019
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Attention to needing experiences
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 16, 2019
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Block him and run!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for any help provided!!

Mar 15, 2019
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Marton Fredrick
by: Anonymosucked inus

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

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

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

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

Anyone know of him?

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

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

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

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

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

Invest in spokeo or truthfinder: check out his story.

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 15, 2019
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About Interpol reporting
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Mar 15, 2019
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Re: Douglas Maxwell
by: Ginger

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

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

Mar 14, 2019
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Harry Krakwoski
by: Anonymous

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

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

You can contact me at ldr020707@google.com.

Mar 14, 2019
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Douglas Maxwell
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Mar 14, 2019
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Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

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

He has a Nigerian accent!

Mar 14, 2019
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More scammers
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Mar 13, 2019
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Re: Douglas Maxwell
by: Ginger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 12, 2019
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Davehug50 instagram
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 12, 2019
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Mich Martin
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 11, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He continues...

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 10, 2019
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Passport
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Take care and God Bless.

Mar 10, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 10, 2019
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 09, 2019
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Steve Matt Denzler
by: Anonymous

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

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

It is sad people can be cruel like this.

Beware!

Mar 09, 2019
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Marine engineer scam
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They are liars and thieves. Nigerian scammers!!

Mar 08, 2019
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Ms. Lila
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 08, 2019
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David Johnson
by: Anonymous

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

Any information you could provide would be very helpful.

Mar 08, 2019
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Scammed by who?
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Mar 08, 2019
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Scott stone
by: Anna

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 07, 2019
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Another to add
by: Anonymous

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

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

Boom he was gone, lol

Think he may go by Bruse Martinez also

Mar 07, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 07, 2019
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by: Anonymous

Anyone had dealings with a Douglas Maxwell?

Mar 07, 2019
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Kelvin Briggs
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 07, 2019
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Carlos Roberts
by: Andrea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely
Andrea

Mar 06, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 06, 2019
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Andrea
by: Ashamed and Humiliated

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

That’s all they want.

Mar 06, 2019
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Carlos Rogers
by: Andrea

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He will love you in a matter of days.

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

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

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

Mar 06, 2019
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Andria
by: Anonymous

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

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

BLOCK HIM AND RUN.

Mar 05, 2019
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Carlos Rogers
by: Andrea

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

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

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

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

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

Can you give me a helping hand?

Mar 05, 2019
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Handsome Heartbreaker
by: Anonymous

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

Beware of this chap!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://vk.com/id508336023

Mar 05, 2019
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KIK
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Mar 04, 2019
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Williams Henderson
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 04, 2019
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Handsome heart breaker
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 04, 2019
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KIK APP
by: Anonymous

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

He stood you up and you gave him money.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BUT DO NOT ENGAGE HIM ANYMORE.

Keep us posted.

Mar 04, 2019
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Brian Patterson
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 04, 2019
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Brian Patterson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any feedback or suggestions would be helpful.

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

Mar 03, 2019
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Brian Patterson
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 03, 2019
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Patch
by: Anonymous

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

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

Hi, Anonymous and everybody,


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

Mar 03, 2019
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Scott whoooooo
by: Anonymous

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

Mar 02, 2019
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OMG
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Be safe & watch for words like..

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

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

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

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

Play this game at your own risk ladies!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duly noted. :-)

Feb 28, 2019
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Scammer on Instagram
by: Anonymous

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

You can find him as @dean.ohm

Feb 28, 2019
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Lady about Bobby Wison
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 28, 2019
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Website maintenance
by: Editor

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

Thank you

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

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

Feb 28, 2019
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Bobby Wison
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

I think he took the news rather badly.

haha.....stay safe ladies

Feb 28, 2019
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Thank you
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Thanks

Feb 28, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

Beware girls

Feb 28, 2019
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Let's keep it that way. :)



Feb 27, 2019
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by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Think about it. Thank You.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 27, 2019
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Bobby coleman
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 27, 2019
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Melissa Bentley
by: Adeniyi Bello

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

Please watch out, thank you.

Feb 27, 2019
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Admitting
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Report him to the authorities or SCARS.

Feb 27, 2019
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 26, 2019
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Admitting
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Feb 26, 2019
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John Smith
by: sophia

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

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

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

Feb 26, 2019
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Money scam
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 26, 2019
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Admitting
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 26, 2019
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William Smart
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trust your instinct and run.

Feb 25, 2019
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James Smith
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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


Feb 25, 2019
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Looking for information
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 24, 2019
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William smart
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 24, 2019
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Money lost
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Feb 24, 2019
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Steve Howard
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 23, 2019
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707 area code
by: Anonymous

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

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

Block these losers!!! God Bless Us ALL

Feb 23, 2019
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Karl Henderson
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 23, 2019
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Post the phone numbers
by: Anonymous

As I had said before post the phone numbers!

Feb 23, 2019
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Sally B
by: Kevin B

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 23, 2019
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To Sally Ann
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does any of this ring any bells with anyone??

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

Any info greatly received with thanks

Feb 23, 2019
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Williams Henderson
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 23, 2019
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

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

Says his name is Tom Markson Richardson.

Feb 23, 2019
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John Goffer Bills
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 23, 2019
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Re:Jasper Collins
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Feb 22, 2019
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 22, 2019
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JAMES KELVIN
by: LOREEN

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

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

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

Feb 22, 2019
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GINGER
by: LOREEN

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

This is my work email.

Feb 22, 2019
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To Ginger
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I thank you for this site for posting my this comment

Feb 22, 2019
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Jasper Collins
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 21, 2019
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Re:James Kelvin
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

Such an unreal story.

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 21, 2019
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Charles Johnson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Feb 21, 2019
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Roy Richardson
by: Sprintcargranny

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

Feb 21, 2019
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UK Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Feb 21, 2019
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ONETHIRDCULTUREKID
by: LOREEN

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 21, 2019
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German Engineer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 20, 2019
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GINGER
by: LOREEN

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

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

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

Feb 20, 2019
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The German scammer
by: Missouri Maiden

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

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

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

Feb 20, 2019
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William Smart
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Feb 20, 2019
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German Engnieer
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 20, 2019
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Micheal Smith
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 19, 2019
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Facebook
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 19, 2019
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Oil Engineer Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

I just wait for karma to kick in.

Feb 19, 2019
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TV show
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 19, 2019
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German Engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 19, 2019
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ED
by: Anonymous

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

ED: Here are some links

https://www.tineye.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Feb 18, 2019
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GERMAN ENGINEER
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 17, 2019
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SCAMS NOT WELCOME HERE
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 17, 2019
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ROLAND SIMON
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 15, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Feb 15, 2019
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Lucas r jackson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Feb 15, 2019
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New name
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 15, 2019
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OIL RIG ENGINEER
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 15, 2019
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Same story Barry Howard
by: Anonymous

Same story but Barry Howard was his name

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

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

Anyhow, I ALMOST fell for it.

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

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

Who do we report this to?

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

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

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

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

He used rickfreeman008@gmail.com

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

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

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

Feb 15, 2019
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MARC LEROY
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Feb 14, 2019
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To: Thomas Conroy
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

She eventually had to change the cell phone number.

Stay alert and stay careful.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

What to do?

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

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

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

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

Steer Clear Ladies.

Feb 13, 2019
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2 more names
by: Anonymous

Add Paul Greenwood
AKA Travis Clayton
Aka Eltal Jemes

Feb 13, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

Hes on Scroff and WhatsApp

Feb 12, 2019
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Shawn Williams
by: Anonymous

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

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

he is a scammer!

Feb 12, 2019
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Oil Rig Scammers
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 12, 2019
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Williams Henderson
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 11, 2019
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Henry McDorman
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Here is the link

Feb 11, 2019
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Nan
by: Anonymous

Facebppk has the site SCARS, not STARS.

Feb 11, 2019
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Nigeria Website
by: Anonymous

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


Feb 11, 2019
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To South Florida
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 11, 2019
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To. Wiser Now
by: Nan

God bless you. I so feel for you.

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

Feb 11, 2019
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Photos
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 10, 2019
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Low down dirty dog
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Let's say I am a wise woman.

Feb 10, 2019
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To Anyone game i
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 10, 2019
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Ashamed and humiliated.
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

NOW WHAT?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warn everyone.

God bless you all

Feb 10, 2019
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Getting Rid!
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Stay strong and don't fall for their lies.

Feb 10, 2019
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Anyone's game
by: Anonymous

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

Tell him off and block him.

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

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

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

Please stop this

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please help me

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

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

Feb 09, 2019
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Numbers
by: Anonymous

I’m on a mission to help us out!

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

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

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

Feb 08, 2019
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WWF scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

I am sure now that he is a rig scam!

Be careful Ladies!

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

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

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

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

Feb 08, 2019
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Cell Phone Numbers
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 08, 2019
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Email from Baruch Shalev
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 08, 2019
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Williams Hendrikson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Feb 08, 2019
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Williams Hendrickson
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 07, 2019
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Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Feb 07, 2019
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Oil Rig Corrupt Scammers
by: Anonymous

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

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

PLEADE DO NOT GIVE THEM
THE LIGHT OF DAY.

Feb 07, 2019
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Cell phone number
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 07, 2019
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Oil rig
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Feb 07, 2019
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Amsterdam
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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


Feb 07, 2019
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Williams hendrickson
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 07, 2019
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Phone Numbers
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waiting for your responses.

Thank you.

Feb 07, 2019
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Gas and pipeline scam
by: Anonymous

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

Please beware and share

Feb 06, 2019
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 06, 2019
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RED FLAGS
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's just easier to BLOCK THEM.

Feb 05, 2019
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To Whelan Barry Nixon
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 05, 2019
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Report them
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 05, 2019
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Re: David Morgan
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 05, 2019
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Alexander Hwrman
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 05, 2019
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SCAMMERS
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

They are not here for love but your money

Feb 05, 2019
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WWF CHARMER
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 05, 2019
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Re: Dave Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To Anonymous,

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

Feb 05, 2019
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Lessons for us all.

Feb 05, 2019
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 04, 2019
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Matt Franklin
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Please help.

Whelan Barry Nickson from Spring Texas is his name HELP.

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

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

Am trying to put all this behind me.

Feb 04, 2019
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VOIP NUMBERS
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 04, 2019
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Phine number
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Please respond if you have dealt with this scammer before

Feb 04, 2019
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Travis Gary
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

They are stupid and greedy.

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

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

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

Feb 04, 2019
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Re: Dave Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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


Feb 03, 2019
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David Collins
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Feb 03, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 02, 2019
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Karl Henderson
by: Anonymous

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

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

If anybody knows anything about him please let me know

Feb 02, 2019
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David Mason
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Thanks again.

Feb 02, 2019
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Re: Michael Stewart
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Feb 02, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 01, 2019
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Michael Stewart
by: Anonymous

One third kid

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

Feb 01, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

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

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

Feb 01, 2019
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To Frustrated
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 01, 2019
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Frustrated
by: Anonymous

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

Feb 01, 2019
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Re:Michael Stewart
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Jan 31, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

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

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

Do not give him money

Jan 31, 2019
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Michael Stewart
by: Anonymous

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

That's the sound familiar to anyone?

Jan 31, 2019
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Dave Morgan
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Ladies, how do I BLOCK someone?

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

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

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

Jan 31, 2019
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Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

Jan 31, 2019
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Johnson Anderson
by: Anonymous

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

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

Jan 31, 2019
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Scammer
by: ticked off

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

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

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

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

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

You will never meet them!!!!

Jan 30, 2019
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Travis Gary
by: Anonymous

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

Please contact me at bandolid@icloud.com

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

Jan 30, 2019
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Frank Graham
by: Anonymous

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

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

Jan 29, 2019
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Re: David Ramson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Jan 29, 2019
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Dave Ramson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guess that puts us in our place.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Same stories over and over

Jan 28, 2019
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

I played along for a month until they asked for money. This is so scary how good they are at the game. Everyone wants validation but remember if you think you may being scammed you most likely are.

Never give anyone money.

Jan 28, 2019
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Dondald Anthony
by: Anonymous

This one could be Donald Hedlund. Where is he from? Donald Hedlund is a scammer.

Jan 28, 2019
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David Wilson
by: Anonymous

You mentioned Terry Dunford in your message. He has a grandaughter living in Texas, in boarding school. Her name is Tracy, she wanted to call my sister Mom. He has money in the bank, but of course cant get to it. He has been lying to my sister for over a year. He still contacts her, but I am not sure if she is still giving money or not. She has nothing left, but her car and clothes. Our family has been destroyed.

Jan 28, 2019
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Dondald Anthony sound familiar to anyone?

Jan 28, 2019
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Mules
by: Anonymous

I kept a list of all of the "mules" to who I sent funds. $200,000 in all. Met the scammer on Words With Friends. Speculate the monies went to Nigeria.

Jan 28, 2019
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Oil Scammers
by: Anonymous

Let me say yes I was scammed, By James Anthony, Eubanks Anthony, Anthony James, Tom Erol, they are all the same person. Very nice looking man, sitting in a office, standing by water and rocks, standing in the middle of a street somewhere. Standing in a Mall at Christmas time. I posted the pictures and all his name but cannot find them.

He was on BP in the gulf, he was in Norway, he is up in Canada. But never seemed to get paid for his jobs. Weird is it not. He has short blondish hair, has the frown lines between the eyes. He tells you how Beautiful you are, how happy you make him, you are his only one, writes you a poem every day and you can look up the poem on the net which the name is changed of course. Then all of a sudden he wants ITunes cards, then something broke on his oil Rig, BUT remember the company will always fix the machine even if he tells you it's his under contract and he is responsible.

Not True for I called BP and they said they would always fix the machines so they themselves are not losing money, they just take it out of their contract. They never heard of my scammer and I even sent a picture to the head dude on the Rig. He said no one like that on his Rig. Even if there was they have no time to be messing around with women out here. Their jobs are hard and they work eat and sleep but do tell their families goodnight if possible and have time.

So Please if everyone would just STOP PLAYING their games we could get rid of them. I posted public on Facebook about my scammer and a picture I got like 17 messages these ladies were being played too. The dude was from Nigeria and had a pile of money on his table in the picture he sent everyone of us. He could still be doing it to others. Just block them, or let them go so they know its done and over and they been caught.

The Jerk sent me another message in another's name and he had only been the one calling me Sunshine so I knew it was him asking for more ITunes cards.

Stop Please. Again Block them or your going to be awful hurt.

God Bless You All

Jan 28, 2019
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THEY ALWAYS ASK THIS
by: Anonymous

Always know that once you start talking to a scammer, they start asking you "did you eat (breakfast, lunch, or dinner--depends on the time). What did you have? God forbid you should tell them you did NOT eat, then it's a monologue as to why you NEED to eat. And you MUST promise that you will.

It's another tactic to make you feel like they actually care and that they in NO WAY could possibly be a scammer!! A scammer wouldn't show such concern they say. They wouldn't take time out of their day to ask you how you are and if you're feeling ok.

Always be diligent: these are RED FLAGS. No REAL man asks these sort of questions; it's not on their radar. Any guy asking these are trying to gain your trust so you think they genuinely care about you. WAKE UP!!!! They're asking these same questions to EVERYONE!!!! They're not bright enough to ask deep-seeded questions.

Turn the tables: ASK them what THEY ate. Trust me--the reply message is either a long gap of time before it IS answered, or as is the norm, it's NOT answered at all. Catch em off guard and do the same to them that they do to everyone else. They simply move on!!!

Jan 28, 2019
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Re: David Wilson
by: Ashamed and Humiliated

To the person who wrote about David Wilson. There are some eerie similarities. The person who scammed me was three people. Or maybe only one.
Frank Bob
James Terry
Dunford?

It just sent chills down my spine when I read those names. I would like to talk more about this and if you have any photos of this so called man.


Jan 28, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

To the new ones that are talking to these idiots, please don’t be fooled by their BS. You are not the only one they are talking to, do you know how many they talk to at one time and tell them the same thing they are telling you? Good morning love, did you eat this morning? How was your night? I hope you slept well. Blah blah blah.

They love you in a couple of weeks. You're their one and only love, can’t wait to meet you and spend the rest of their life with you. Once they get you hooked with their words that you want to hear, they’ll start asking for money, iTunes, bank account information, where do you live, can they put money in your account.

Please, we all need to stop these low life’s. We need to report, block and tell them to go to hell where they belong.

Jan 28, 2019
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Photos of Scammers
by: Anonymous

Is there anyway we can share their photos in this link?

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Jan 28, 2019
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James Rodriguez and other guys
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Who said that James Rodriguez was wonderful? I got some of those similar messages from the guys I mentioned late last year in this thread on this site. If they weren't asking you how you were, they were telling you they were falling for you, until they found themselves in sticky financial situations. SMH.

To the woman who said that her scammer was wonderful, I've heard that BS before, but I didn't believe it.

Jan 28, 2019
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James Rodriguez
by: Anonymous

Hey. I am writing to a girl who says that James Rodriguez is wonderful. Why my dear? Is it because every morning he asked himself how you feel and whether you ate breakfast? Did he tell you that you are his star, the sun and you will ever meet? Did he tell you that you are the most wonderful thing that happened to him? Did he tell you that he longs to be near you?

Was he godly and religious and read the Bible every day? My dear, I want to write to you that I spent a year of time talking to that person. He wrote the same words every day. Every day he charmed me with his smile and words that I wanted to hear.

They write the same to every woman! To everyone. He sent pictures to me but after a longer conversation it turned out that it is not the same person. He was from Nigeria.

Jan 27, 2019
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Scammer named Rob Liem
by: Anonymous

I met him on words with friends several months ago. Never gave him a penny but want to warn others. Typical story. Falls in love with you quickly then starts asking for money to buy a part for some Maxine on the rig. Will pay you back etc etc etc.

Jan 27, 2019
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3yearplan
by: Anonymous

I have been reading so many comments on mules.
Every story sounds the same. It’s getting old but these scammers continue with the same bs!
Most of us come to this site after it’s too late. I’m sorry to those who must sell their homes or have lost their retirement money.
Life on our own is hard enough.

When I was asked to be the "next of kin" to receive money I wasn’t going to do it and didn’t. I still did my research. The bank that received the money was a credit union with maybe three branches and a few atms in a small area but was in a very exclusive area in Northern California. The Customer Relationship Manager was oddly in Colorado! The attorney was in Texas!

I think this company is money laundering and looking for ways to get the money out of South Africa.

I don’t correspond with any of them any more. The person I was talking to said he couldn’t come home he was very sick! What is it with these people? Always sick no money but kids in boarding school?

Lies, Lies Lies. I feel bad for myself that I wasted my time and some money but not a large amount thankfully. I know I’ve learned a good lesson.

Please don’t be fooled by these lies!

Jan 27, 2019
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ALL targeted victims
by: Tara

I have written a couple of times on this link. For the new people that are being scammed please do watch the video's, or go talk to your banker, or financial planner, anyone that is not in the middle of the forest, and someone you can trust and will respect you and your feelings.

WE all need to let our brains tell us what these scammers are doing. WE do not need to let our hearts get involved.

I know it is hard, because of who we are and where we are in our lives. WE NEED to be strong and help each other.

It breaks my heart when I read your stories and how these low count people have taken you to the cleaners. I am extremely fortunate I had nothing to offer, thus I have not lost anything in the form of monetary means. I have lost time in which I could have been reading or writing. I have lost trust in people.

I think one of the BIGGEST HINTS THESE SCAMMERS AR THROWING AT US IS THE INSTANT I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU. This is insane. People can't know if they love someone just by looking at a picture. I do not know anyone in my 60 years that has instantly fallen in love by looking at a picture. Yes many people fall in LUST, but not pure love that these scammers are wanting us to believe.

SO PLEASE if you think one of your friends is communicating with a scammer go a step further and help that friend. When the first person tried to scam me back in Dec. I showed my friends the picture of David Summer or the so called David Summer. A gemologist. My girl friends must have seen something was not quite right. They all told me to be careful, and I did not tell any of them how I met the guy, but my friends could see into the forest and they all suspected something was not right. EVEN TWO TEENAGERS. They even told me, DOC. Something isn't right with this. Too fast don't you think????

That was the big hint. SO please help your friends or be a good listener. I hurt so much for all of you that have lost soooo much AND do all of us realize we are only chatting on ONE of the scammers scams. LOOK at the many many more types of scams that we must endure in the 21st century.

I will keep reading your posts. I want to be an encouragement to all.

If you get super strong and tell these people you have NOTHING, watch to see if they BACK OFF quickly. That is another way to see how they work. THEY don't want any of us, if we do not have anything to offer. WE want the love, they want the money.

Remember to stand strong. WE can get through all of this, and we will be so much stronger than before.

Cheers, everyone

Jan 27, 2019
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Oil Rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Been in touch since October last year, he friend requested me through New York Lovers facebook page as I was over there last October, started messaging, petroleum engineer, was starting a 4 week contract on behalf of Seadrill in Texas in November. All going well, then explosion on the rig, needed materials, had a sinking feeling then but he was very persuasive, always voice calls, had a problem with his phone, he just kinda wore me down and I sent 500 dollars just before Christmas. Long story short, said contract was back on, then sent me pic of his cheque for 4 million dollars, and a week later another problem, as there was stop on the cheque as he had to pay 1% of fee for repairs, 40,000 dollars, but I knew what was coming, and kept saying I couldn't help out but he was saying he was basically being held hostage and cannot get off the rig, and he is still there allegedly!

Wants to marry me as soon as he comes off, eventually just got fed up and blocked him. Says he is from Norway and lives in San Jose, Erick Jorgen Karl but strong African accent.

Ps I am from Scotland, UK.

Jan 27, 2019
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James Rodri