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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Dec 02, 2020
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by: Anonymous

ANYONE HEAR FROM A WILLIAM SMITH, OLDER MAN, WHITE HAIR AND BEARD, SON KELVIN 11, LIVES IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA.

ON AN OIL RIG IN SCOTTLAND, WILL BE GETTING OFF THE RIG IN FEB.

Dec 01, 2020
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Re: They Are Not Liable For Equipment
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Kevin, I couldn't agree with you more because I've encountered such guys. You mentioned that these "oil rig engineers" claim that they lost their wives to some illness, that they have one or two children, etc. I've read those lines, but with a twist: One of them claimed that he needed a permission with money to leave the rig to visit his daughter, Lily, who fell ill.

Guess what I found out two years ago? He stole a picture of a young white/Caucasian girl in a hospital bed that was on IG and used it. I gave the real guy a heads up about someone using his pictures afterwards.

Since then, the real guy whose pics this scammer used has protected his IG account.

Dec 01, 2020
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Bruce Adams?
by: Anonymous

Hello- anyone contacted by a Bruce Adams age 53, from Miami, currently on an oil rig in Liverpool England. Claims he has two adopted children ages 9/12. Wants to retire and go back to Miami.

Writes poems and claims to be in love after a week! Lol -

Nov 30, 2020
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They are not liable for equipment
by: Kevin B

This man is obviously not an oil engineer.

Same story getting sympathy saying wife and has two kids to try to catch your heart. They may even have some funny kid to call you if that’s gonna prove it’s a true story. Ridiculous.

Whatever name they use whatever pictures they post are not them.

They are hoping to get you emotionally involved so you won’t listen to common sense from people who love you like friends and relatives.

That is why they want you talking to no one and saying that everyone is jealous of you.

Even if what’s going on in your head is that they love you, people that love you will love your friends and family.

I say this often if you heard your daughter or close friend going through such a thing, would you encourage them to stop contact with everybody and just believe this guy who’s not an oil rig engineer? Of course not! Practice intelligence not emotion, when you become emotionally involved your become a scam victim. No longer will you hear common sense.

Not that it matters, since he is not an engineer, If you research online the number of oil engineers are going to decrease as more and more drones are designed to do things on your engineers used to do. Again remember the company that owns the rig is responsible for the equipment never financially responsible to the oil rig engineer. They may even send you a video of terrible things on oil rigs. They are just old videos.

Then they will go back to being military men or doctors doing the scams. The reason you posted what you posted is that you know it sounds funny and wrong and it is. Good luck and stay away from them. Believe me when this guy is gone, they will hand your folder over to the next guy who is the scammer and know what works with you and what doesn’t work with you. But they will always tell you not to tell anybody about them.

Good luck and God Bless.

Also do not post or do anything stupid they may end up on the Internet as a way of blackmailing you in the future.

Nov 30, 2020
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Been there,Done that, and Don't wanna do it again
by: Anonymous

Well like the lady whose post I read previously.I was first contacted on FaceBook asking me to friend him which I did. Mistake no 1. Then later he wanted me to get on Hangouts and I did. We talked back and forth on Hangouts for the past 2weeks and after about 4 days he was madly in love with me. Of course the red flags were flying high.

He sent me pictures of his son and daughter who live with their Aunt while he is on the rig. So last night he told me that he is retiring and we will be together. He said he would have about Two Million dollars to buy us a new home and car. Oh yes he also told me he was from Denmark and came here in 1987. Wife and him divorced and she later died from cancer.

I sent him some messages in Danish and he replied in Danish so I thought maybe he might be on the up and up. That is until this morning he sent me a message saying he was out of connections which is money and asked me to send him an itunes card for $500.00.

I said sure honey and then blocked him. He aint getting in my pocketbook.

Nov 30, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

Robert Miller. He is a scammer, please do not give him any money.

Block him !!!!!!!

He is trying to steal your money. They have every trick in the book and they are chronic liars.
Up to this date I have encountered @ least 25 scammers on Scrabble Go.

I block them and they change their picture and name and come right back.

Block, block block these low life’s
Stay safe and keep your money !!!!!!

Nov 30, 2020
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Re: Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

Scammer alert! Block him immediately. Please heed my advice otherwise you will end up like the writer of this story:

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




Nov 30, 2020
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Does anybody know Robert Miller from saint Paul Minnesota. A boss on oil rigs as engineer, wife died and has got two kids Calvin and Carla. he is in house arrest and has got to pay for a crane that is on fire in the Mexico gulf

Nov 29, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Biggles777

Hello

This adds to what the woman who listed the 5 scams she met on Scrabble GO has said. My alias paid a visit and it is terrible. The lack of English, a rush to Hangouts and no wanting to even get to know a name before getting you off the game.

The Editor created a page with warning signs I've been adding too. UN personnel in Syria, "contraction" engineers and some who don't say a thing about what they do or who they are.

It is a disgrace, you can see and read in the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-romance-scam-some-warning-signs-on-wwf2.html#comments

If you experience anything similar to what is on that page block them and walk away no matter how good their stolen images are.


Nov 26, 2020
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BEWARE MARTIN SMITH!!
by: Anonymous

My mother has been being scammed by a man calling himself Martin Smith. Posting just in case there is another woman looking for information on this guy. Unfortunately, my mother is still very much struggling to accept that he is a scammer despite the evidence.

Same story as everyone else here. He messaged her on wheel of fortune gaming app and quickly moved to third party apps like Skype and hangouts, email and text/calls. Widowed, older teen/young adult daughter in boarding school.

Oil rig engineer who has been in the gulf of Mexico for a year and was in Yemen prior to that. He says he is from Nj but originally from Denmark. Once when I had him on the phone I tripped him up and he said he was from "Spain South America".

He clearly missed geography class. He also has an accent that sounds Nigerian to me. Has convinced my mother that he needs her money in order to get "his lock box" of money and then he will pay her back. She has been robbed of tens of thousands of dollars and counting at this point. Ftc and fbi reports were made, unfortunately he has his hooks in her.

This has just about destroyed our relationship but I figure if I can share the name maybe I can help someone else out there as he is 100% doing this to several women at the same time as he often gets his facts mixed up.

BEWARE MARTIN SMITH and any of the low life scum like him.

Nov 26, 2020
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Thomas Long Upset????
by: Anonymous

Stop, block, Do not accept calls from This man or the supposed kid etc!

He just about got you. He wants no one who cares about you or loves you and is looking out for your well-being involved of course. Think about it. Get ready because after you send him off, you will be contacted again. And the next gentleman who supposedly has all these features you want in a gentleman will begin by telling you never to speak of it what you have together and how others will only be jealous of you.

That is why they tell you not tell anyone else. This is the most important thing a scammer does is distance you from people who are rational and have no emotional involvement. Your emotion is what leads to the mistakes. They have cost men and women millions of dollars.

The only stake I have in this is that I lost a woman to one of these pieces of garbage who of course never met her but took her money. And thank God I warned her of the next man who
contacted her just like I’m warning you.

I before E just Except after C she like we’ve learned in school.

Intelligence before emotion. If your daughter was telling you about a man in her life that was going through what you’re going through would you advise her to continue with this man and make sure that she never contacted you or anybody else again about this relationship?

Kevin

Nov 25, 2020
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Anyone in contact with Thomas Long
by: Anonymous

A guy name Thomas Long hit me up on Scrabble go..same story oil rig engineer, working off the coast, and about to retire (after this last job) 12 year old being taken care of by nanny because mom was horrible to her. He has sent me a gift (flowers, bear, and candy) and also says he wants to meet me next month which means he would be flying to my home state before flying to New Jersey to see his daughter.

Will talk to me on the phone and via text. I have also received calls and texts from someone claiming to be his daughter and she is asking me if Im going to be her new mom. He refuses face time, and also got upset when I mentioned him to somebody else.

Has anyone been in contact with him and also have pictures. If anyone with a similar story wants to compare..

Nov 25, 2020
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Oil Rig
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the woman who asked whether she should report a scammer and to whom: Yes, absolutely, you should report him. As to whom to report the said scammer to, maybe the FBI or another agency. I think the FBI and other agencies investigate these scams, don't they? Did he ask you to do something illegal, such as receive something?

Nov 25, 2020
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Correction
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I meant to say that Derek Johnson Spielberg, who claimed to have been robbed and beaten in Dubai and has no money, ID, etc., sounds like Raymond Chadwick, who claimed to have been robbed and beaten in South Africa. My apologies for the confusion. :-)

Nov 25, 2020
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Michael Christian, independent oil rig engineer from Houston Texas
by: Anonymous

He is now going by Michael Christian. Be aware same story, dead wife, 2 children. Will actually send you a handsome picture of himself and 2 blonde daughters

Nov 25, 2020
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Oil Rig engineer in Germany
by: Anonymous

Met on Word Wars game. Claims to be on Oil Rig in Germany and asked me to communicate with him on Hangouts.

Professed love quickly and appeared to be kind, loving and very interested in me. At a very low and lonely point in my life, I have been communicating back and forth on Hangouts and am quite ashamed of some of the "sexting" chats that have been going on between us. Definitely something I have never done before.

Claims he cannot access his bank account until he comes back to the US and wants me to send him an AX gift card so we can keep on communicating online. So far I have been able to put him off telling him I am waiting to get next paycheck.

Should I report this person and to whom?


Nov 24, 2020
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Derek Johnson Spielberg
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, That Derek Johnson Spielberg with his claims that he was robbed and beaten in South Africa and had no money or ID sounds like Raymond Chadwick, or someone who stole that name and the pic of a handsome, tall, blonde American man two years ago. The part about being robbed and beaten sounds very familiar.

Nov 23, 2020
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ExxonMobil
by: Martie

I've been scammed by a Herman le Roux claiming he is doing a contract for ExxonMobil in Angola as a Electrical Engineer. Pretended to be a godly man and tell you what he thinks you want to hear. Never asked me for any money but did last night.

I was scammed before from a guy Jay Marcell. Jay stole a Dr Razvan from Romania's profile. He scammed me out of all my money. Herman won't get a sent from me.

Please be careful ladies.

Nov 22, 2020
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Oil rigger Italy
by: Anonymous

Hello. I’ve been contacted by a Peter Wallace via a friend on Facebook who is good looking and says he’s an oil rigger in Italy.

Has anyone else had similar experience thanks

Nov 21, 2020
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Derek Johnson Spielberg
by: Anonymous

Oh, the one I know got me for $1,800 but he claims to be a miner, works with gold, diamonds, precious stones. Claimed to be in The City Hospital in Dubai and was beaten and robbed. Has no money, no ID, etc.

Anyway, my story is just like the one I just read on here! He knows just the right words, romancing, Christian, but doesn't know that much about the bible at all! He is supposed to be paying me back next week, yeah, right. I'm going to give all the info I have on him to the authorities and it's all in their hands and God's.

I would love to see pictures of the Derek Johnson Spielberg that anyone has had contact with & I will share mine. REMARK ON THIS POST AND WE'LL SHARE PHOTOS, ETC. THANKS!

Nov 20, 2020
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David Wayne
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I haven't heard of anyone with that name, but the story sounds familiar. In fact, two years ago, a man by the name of Kelvin Pitch also claimed to have a contract mining for gold in West Africa. He didn't specify which country in West Africa he was mining.

Whoever he was, he used a picture of a black man and claiming to be a widower with a young daughter. I unfollowed and blocked him before he could tell me that he was in trouble.

Nov 20, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

Please beware of these romance scammers on scrabble go.

James Willie
Michael Henderson
James Matthew
Alex Nicole
Raymond Cole

Notice they all have 2 first names. They immediately wanted to go to WhatsApp or Hangouts
Everyone of them had their wife die tragically.
They had one or two children, who was being taken care of in the states by a nanny, etc. They worked in another country.

The same stories, they are so obvious, and they can’t spell or write English well. They start sentence with.....Am, instead of I am.

Please be aware of these scammers, we have to get the word out there and educate. They are heartless and only want to steal as much money from you as they can and they don’t care about you.

Beware of Scrabble Go

God Bless

Nov 20, 2020
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David Wayne
by: Linda

Has anyone had any dealings with a man named David Wayne who says he’s from Sweden and is working down in Accra Ghana digging for gold

Nov 20, 2020
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David William Lloyd ——— BEWARE
by: Anonymous

Probable a scammer. On a dating site. The minute we started chatting he closed his dating account. Fake pics of a guy on an oil rig I’m sure.

Got upset when I wouldn’t download WhatsApp and wanted nothing to do with a Zoom call. Glad I caught it quickly!

Nov 19, 2020
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Info Wanted on Bryan Rosh
by: JCS Investigations

Hello,

If anyone has been scammed out of Money by a person named Bryan Rosh, please give me a call or email me thank you.

John Scanlon
JCS Investigations
813-616-1405
JCSprotection@aol.com

Nov 18, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

I am in shock at all the scammers on Scrabble Go. I have been approached by at least 16 in the last four days. It is ridiculous. They all have the same story.

Oil rig engineer, wife died, child or two being taken care of by nanny. Immediately want to know if your married with children. Hangouts or WhatsApp.

They are so stupid and cannot write English. I am trying to make a list of their names to post here. They all have two first names. And they won’t go away.

Please be aware of scrabble go and keep your money safe

Nov 18, 2020
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Nov 17 one named John Patrick contacted me
by: Anonymous

Via Facebook friend request, using some hunks photo. Said he was from Orlando Florida but working in the gulf of Mexico. Said he was a marine engineer. He told me he is 2 years widowed and wife died of cancer. Said he was 59 and had one son.

He is friends with a girl I went to High School with. He asked me to install hangout as his employer would not allow him to chat on Facebook or Messenger. Then I noticed his sentences started to not make sense "broken English", like someone from another country would do.

Blocked him quicker that crap.

Nov 17, 2020
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Re: Watch Out
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous,

There was one guy on Twitter who tried that on me two years ago. He claimed to have been working on an oil rig, claimed to need money to get off the rig to see his very young daughter named Lily, claimed to be a widower, and got mad at me for refusing to help him.

Oh, and that company he claimed that took care of his stuff - S Global - doesn't exist. I unfollowed, reported, and blocked him afterwards. He used a real estate agent's picture, name, and cover pic.

Nov 16, 2020
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Watch Out
by: Anonymous

Had one who claimed his name was David. Said he had a son whose wife died. Worked on an oil rig and suspiciously was never able to make a call and didn't have internet to video chat. It all became clear when he started needing money for things. Tickets to visit or suddenly having an emergency, etc.

Don't trust any of them.

Nov 16, 2020
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Falling in love with a picture
by: Anonymous

To everyone who is posting on this site. First of all, do not blame yourself. The individuals are consummate liars, this is how they live and indeed choose to live. They prey on people who are vulnerable, are adept at identifying people who are vulnerable and exploit those vulnerabilities to their own advantage.

They will make you feel wanted, loved and adored. They promise you stability and security. This is organised crime. They often operate as a gang.

If you have given money the chances of you getting this back are slim. Sorry! But do not let shame stop you from reporting them to the relevant authorities. While they were scamming you, they were also scamming somebody else

The tactics, the stories are all the same. Speak to your friends and family, you need their support right now. Be strong and don't let these individuals win.

By working together and sharing our experiences and the names these individuals use we are working to expose these individuals and see them tried for their crimes. They are criminals and let's not forget that.

Stay strong everyone x

Nov 15, 2020
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Falling in love with just a picture ☹️
by: Anonymous

Well for me I got a friends request on Facebook I accepted because I saw him with his son and he’s a very handsome man so about three days his Facebook page was off completely. However like an idiot I believed everything he told me and he sent me pictures as he was oil engineer on a rig.

He gave me his name as James Ethan and he even gave me his son Scott Ethan's email address so that I could talk to him. James had lost his wife when she gave birth to Scott and he was looking for someone to have that motherly instinct with his son so I feel like an idiot because I was going through a separation and yes he is by far a great romantic person.

However after talking to him his voice did not seem American and he said that he was French but he sounded more like from Nigeria. He didn’t ask me for the money but he said that because of talking to me on the rig he was fined $10,000 and he had to pay them. That struck me really weird but I don’t have that kind of money and I didn’t agree or did he even ask me for money.

But what’s most horrible about this is that I fell in love with his picture and now I’m a little heartbroken and now I wish I know who this guy in the picture was as I would love to meet him.

How sad can a world get. I’m just so upset and sad that this happened to me

Nov 15, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Raymond Cole. He is lurking around on scrabble go. He has stolen the pictures of a gentlemen named: Neilo Lourenco.

Is sad you cannot even play a game of scrabble without these scammers bothering you. Google the real mans name and his pictures will come up.

Stay safe and wise ladies (and gentlemen)

Thank you

Nov 15, 2020
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Scammed woman
by: Anonymous cynthia Anne Crider

Hello. I have really had an eye opening to all of this. Im going to add a few names to the list.
Robert Foster.
Bruce Mcdonell.
Bryan Rosh.
Duggan Dudu.

I have also been a weak state of mind when this happened. Each story started sounding the same. I have recently had my account drained due to information given to supposedly get someone home. I will have to apply for a new credit card number but in the last 8 months the names keep adding up.

People claiming to be oil riggers, military officers, financial planners etc. Stock photos are used. They claim they are widowers with children to raise. Or they may have received a cash box that needs to be claimed that contains money, jewels, etc.

But they can't access the lock box to pay for shipping fees. They may name you as their beneficiary and you would need the code to unlock the box. They may even show you claim tickets with your name printed on it. They may request an ebay card, steam card or iTunes card for payment.

My recent scam which took my funds from my disability check was done using a chime bank card, which gives a cash advance with no penalty. I have been sent blank checks for me to cash, checking accounts created with my name on the check.

Its been a nightmare that has destroyed my 31 year marriage and relationships with my family. I did my research a little to late. That's why I'm sharing this with you. I still trying to find out who to contact to try and get any amount of funds back. If anyone knows please let me know.

And fyi all men have been of foreign decent. ALL!!!LADIES please don't ever feel like you're not worth the time to the one you're married to. Abusive words from my husband caused me to reach out for kinder words. Nothing more. If you have a big heart they will respond to you. Using any means available, usually the hardship of others, especially children.

Prayers and luck to recover what I've lost, monetarily. And hopefully in time my simple life back.

Nov 14, 2020
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Mattew Ethan
by: Anonymous

Hinge fake profile - Hinge fake profile - Mattew Ethan. Asking for Bitcoin £5k. Apparently stranded overseas and needs to get home. Would be good to get the name out there. Have reported to Hinge.

Nov 13, 2020
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Jimmy Habert and Jimmy Stevens
by: Biggles777

Hello

A new page thanks to the Editor on Jimmy Habert. My alias received a few of the same cut and paste love messages from him as Jimmy Stevens sent.

The main difference, other than photos, is this time they have to take awhile to get started with their "love". Jimmy Stevens took a few hours. This Jimmy, reluctantly, was made to wait days.

Our exchange was on WWF2 and Hangouts with me switching from one to the other. Details and images linked below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/jimmy-habert-independent-marine-engineer-contractor-aa-oil.html

Nov 13, 2020
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Rig engineer in German
by: Anonymous

Attention. Please be careful of this Man whose name is Li Wei. He said he is in Hong Kong and lives in London England. He added me via Facebook, and he is not a bad looking guy. He said he works on the 3 month contract in Germany, and showed me his contract.

It was a more than 10 millions contract, and he promised that when the contract finished, he will gain 5 million, and we will have a good life.

Please be careful about this man. He said he will be 50 years old soon and when I asked him to send a voice message to me, he refused.

I am 100% sure, he is a scammer.

Nov 13, 2020
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David Cairns
by: Anonymous

I posted about David Cairns a few weeks ago, and everything you have said echoes my experience of him although at the time he was a petri-chemical engineer leading a huge contract for BP and needed to raise $100,000.

When I started to give him the cold shoulder as I knew he was a scammer his communication intensified and he sent a sexually explicit video of himself and asked me to do the same. I refused as I knew he would attempt blackmail.

He also asked me to open a bank account and I decided to give him a taste of his own medicine and initially played along only to then tell him I knew him to be a liar, cheat and a fraud! I then blocked him but have continued to vet dating sites and report him.

Ladies, he has been on Parship, Our Time and Match. He will say he lives in Northampton, South London and Milton Keynes. Now he has moved to Manchester!

To the person who posted earlier I hope you reported him to Elite Singles. We need to stop him!

Nov 12, 2020
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LOOKING FOR SCAMMER/PLAYER!
by: Barbara Bearden

I need to see a picture of this guy on the Oil Rig! Has he ever given his name as Derek Johnson Spielberg?

Nov 12, 2020
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RE: Richard Bakker
by: Anonymous

Familiar storyline, same playbook. Please upload pictures shared by the scammer. Thank you.

Nov 12, 2020
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David Cairns
by: Anonymous

This guy makes contacts on Elite Singles in the UK. Says he is based in Manchester, working as a research scientist for the petro chemical industry.

Very romantic, sends poetry every day, loves bombs then goes cold. Handsome, sends photos of a very attractive man. He sends an autobiography detailing his life. Born to an Australian Mother and Texan father, his alcoholic father dies when he is 5 and he is raised in the Netherlands by his adoring mother. He moves back to Texas and marries his high school sweetheart but the marriage fails after she miscarries. He then travels the world looking for answers.

Very spiritual. Promises to explore the world with you, that you are his world.

He has to go to Saud Arabia on a job, the project goes wrong and he needs £30,000. When you don't comply he goes quiet. He makes contact again to say he needs your bank account details in order for him to send you money so you can pay his UK suppliers.

Be careful ladies, he is charming, bright, sexy and too good to be true. Everything is on his terms, he will only contact when he wants, and it's either for money or sex chat.

Nov 12, 2020
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Hyperbaric Welder
by: Anonymous

Black handsome man named Richard Bakker states he’s originally from the Netherlands. He followed his wife to California in 2007. Divorced her in 2017 after he found her cheating. Moved to NJ, but he’s on an oil rig on the Golf of Mexico.

He goes by Smiley on meets.com. He pulled me in with the Godly man looking for a Godly woman to spend the rest of his life with. He almost stole my heart when he continued to ask about my child. He was so interested in being a family. Several days ago he asked for me to send money for a worker in need and if I had cash app.

Within seconds my heart fell and I immediately told him I didn’t have it. He said that I didn’t even ask how much, then told me it was only $400. I said I didn’t have it and tried to ignore it till the next day when he showed me a picture of his bank account for over 6million, but the money couldn’t get to him fast enough.

Get this, he offered to pay me back $800 if I could cash app him the money that he so Urgently needed! The end result was me telling him he must be a scammer or if not a terrible person for asking a single woman with a child and 2 elderly parents to take care of for money.

He said he couldn’t believe I would think that of him and he lent money to lots of women and never called them names. He said that I broke us up and he wanted to know how much "his love" would have his back if needed. Lmbo. I guess I failed.

Haven’t talked to him since this happened yesterday. Ladies beware. He says he’s a self contractor ready to retire and go into Real estate. His contract will be done on Nov 23rd.

Nov 12, 2020
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John Lucas
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of a John Lucas supposedly an oil rig manager. States he lives in Jacksonville when not on the rig.

Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Albert Joseph
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hmm..I've never heard of him, but I would think that Boston is an expensive city to live in. It depends on where in Greater Boston he claims to live.

Nov 11, 2020
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ALBERT JOSEPH
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear from Albert Joseph? Situation is very similar to others posts. From Austria or someplace in Europe and living in Boston. He wanted me to send him $7000.

Nov 11, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

I also found this web site that I want to share for any one that doesn’t know about it.

Consumer Report FTC oil rig scammers.

There are many testimonies there (actually hundreds) of experiences and scammer names.
Check it out

Stay safe and God Bless

Nov 11, 2020
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Name
by: Biggles777

Hello

You are asking about Thomas Wayne and if anyone has heard of him.

No. Look at it, 2 first names which this thread and site are full of. They don't exist nor do they want anything to be ever found about it.

A name made up to rob you then vanish when the real person behind it has taken you for all you have.

Nov 10, 2020
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RAYMOND CASEY
by: Anonymous

I blocked him several weeks ago. He is still on ScrabbleGo and has changed his profile pics 3 times so far.

Ladies, please be aware of this smooth talker. He got me for a few thousand dollars and had the nerve to ask me to take a front & back picture of my bank card to see if it was like his deceased wife.

But before that conversation, he wanted to use my account so that the Shell Company could deposit some money into my account for repairs he needed for his drilling machine.

I guess he thought I was a complete idiot! He may have gotten several Steam & Amazon cards out of me but I was not about to give him my bank information. When I got tired of his game and came to my sense, I closed my Hangout site and blocked him from my email when he threatens to post my nude pictures.

They can really make you feel wanted & loved but all they want is your money!

Nov 09, 2020
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RE: Oil Rig Project Manager
by: Anonymous

Your story sounded familiar, almost identical to mine. These scammers are cold blooded professional thieves. They stole my retirement savings and I have to repay bank loans for many years to come. I will never recover from this financial disaster.

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

Nov 09, 2020
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More Warning Signs
by: Biggles777

Hello

The page linked below has more warning signs for oil rig and other online romance scams.

There are exchanges from WWF2 that are very brief as my alias doesn't play by their script. There's also a update with two dating site scam approaches.

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-romance-scam-some-warning-signs-on-wwf2.html#comments

If you are on that part of the site two women have posted pages on Facebook profiles which are good at spotting fake accounts and who is behind them.

Nov 09, 2020
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Oil Rig Project Manager
by: Anonymous

I have been texting with an oil rig project manager, just turned 63, no kids, no family, divorced in 2015 who doesn't want to be alone. He started texting me thru LinkedIn which I thought was unusual, and he sent me pics and he is very handsome.

We have been texting almost every day for over 3 months and talking on the phone a couple of times, but his voice does not sound like I thought it would. Claims he loves me and has made so many romantic promises then he asked me how much I made a year and I told him and then I asked him how much he made off of the recent contract that is about to end and was shocked that it almost $5M.

I told him I couldn't retire yet so he asked me how much I had on my 401K and I told him not much, then all of a sudden no more texts then 4 days later I got 1 text saying that there was an accident at work and he even sent a pic of him with both arms in bandages and explained about the accident and then nothing more.

I really fell in love with this guy but I am seeing some red flags and as much as I want to believe he was for real I don't think he is. He is working on an secluded oil rig offshore from Oslo, Norway.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Nov 09, 2020
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Another victim
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been talking to Ken Logan petroleum engineer. I am afraid this poor gentleman's pics have been hijacked. He had an accent and said he was German yet his last name is Scottish. I could have fell in love but girls the first thing you need to do is tell them you want to video chat and if they wont they dont exist.

Get over it . Wanting it to be true is not going to make it so. It is not the people in the pictures as they have been stolen AND today he asked for phone cards. I am not dumb. bye bye

Nov 09, 2020
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Name
by: Anonymous

Has anyone out there ever talked to a Thomas Wayne and if so, please ley me know

Nov 08, 2020
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Hurt and stupid also
by: Anonymous

Please beware of scrabble go, there are so many scammers on it. One approached me yesterday when I was playing scrabble with my friends. He said his name was Kelly Thomas, again they use two first names.

The same story, oil rig worker, one child, wife died, no other family. Will retire after this contract is over. Looking for a wife (on scrabble really)

Any way I got rid of him. Has any one heard of him ???

Thank you

Nov 07, 2020
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Scammed
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to a guy that goes by god loves us both. He says he has a daughter 7 years old by the name of Anita. Has anyone ever come across him. He says he is 61 years old.

Please if you have heard from him and let me know. He say he has equipment for electric companys

Nov 06, 2020
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Mike Robert
by: Anonymous

I was communicating with a Mike Robert who was supposed to be on a rig in Canada. He asked for money which I didn’t send. He kept trying to get money then he gave up and told me he was a scammer.

After I blocked him I did a reverse image scan and it was not him. He was good. He face timed me and I never noticed the body wasn’t his until I saw photos of the real guy the picture of the body not the head belonged to.

Nov 05, 2020
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Hurt and Stupid also
by: Anonymous

To all of us that has been deeply hurt by these lowlife scammers, they will get what they deserve someday. They prey on loneliness and steal your heart and your money. They have no morals, they have no heart.

They leave us heartbroken and devastated. But we are all stronger and better than that and them. We will survive. It may not be easy at first, but there is a fine line between love and hate and now we have gone to the other side and we have learned from our horrible experience.

Now we are wiser and stronger and they will not do this to us again. We can only hope they choke on their money they have stolen from us. God is looking down on them and knows what they are doing.

But remember we are much much better than them. So we will not let them destroy our lives moving forward. Let’s not think about them one more minute. Why should they steal our thoughts, our hearts and our time. They are not worth it and we are stronger now.

Put your trust and faith in our God and he will bring us through this, because if God is for us, who can be against us.

They will get what they deserve.

So hold your head up, get up and move on. There will be a good man or woman in your life someday. An honest caring person who loves you. Not a thieving heartless low life criminal.

God bless and we will prevail. Remember we are stronger now !!!!!!

Nov 05, 2020
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Re: I Was Also Scammed!!!
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi. I'm sorry that you had to get your heart broken like that. I've not heard of the man, but I looked his name up on DuckDuckGo and there's no man with the name Harry Sledge Wilson. It sounds as though he looked a couple of guys' names up and called himself that.

This guy raises so many red flags from what you're telling us. The first one is what 17 year old needs a nanny to raise him, unless that 17 year old needs someone to make sure he or she gets to school on time, do his or her homework, etc.?

The second is that claim that his wife died. I've come across those claims, too. They only ask for money when they suddenly find themselves in a bad situation.

All I can say is report him and then block him.

Nov 04, 2020
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I was also scammed !!
by: Anonymous

At my lowest point in life, lonely, I was playing a friendly game of scrabble with a matched up play, next thing I know this handsome man was talking kind words to me going by the name Harry Sledge Wilson, that works in Ontario Canada. We talked for weeks on hangouts, and he told me about his nanny taking care of his 17 year old back home in Washington DC.

He was an engineer on an oil rig in the middle of the sea, and he first sent me pictures that I thought with his phone, and he then told me he was working out and dropped it in some water. I searched this particular photo he sent me and there were to other men, the same photo, the same hands, the same foam coffee cup by the water on the oil rig.

He told me his wife passed, his son needed a mother, and I fell for it, but he hasn't asked for any money, but I have confronted him with that picture and he said someone stole his pictures on Instagram.

To make a long story short, he called me and he sounds just like a Nigerian!! I sent him so many photos!! He sent me a pic of his thingy!! It was white, I didn't know how do they get these dick pics and make an innocent lady think it's really theirs??

My heart was so devastated!! Has anyone else heard of this man?? Please be aware, no sites are safe!!

Nov 04, 2020
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Response to UN Orthapaedic Doctor
by: Anonymous

I’m sorry you that he still posted your photos. I hope you are able to talk to your family members and explain to them that you were being scammed. You need to heal and I hope they can support you during this time.

Please know that these scammers are scumbags and he took advantage of you. You are not alone and many people are being scammed especially now during this pandemic. I know how you feel believe me, I couldn’t believe I fell in love with a fake person and sent nude photos to him.

He sent me a nude photo and a nude video too! And I felt I was going to spend the rest of my life with him after he returns from the oil rig in Dubai.

Please get some help to get over this experience. We are human and we all make mistakes. Don’t let this experience get the best of you. Don’t let him continue to take advantage of you by giving in.

Get some help, talk about it with someone you trust and one who will not judge you. Believe in yourself and that you can overcome this. You are a good person and you deserve to be loved and supported by family and friends.

I believe in you...stay strong! Good luck and God bless you.

Nov 04, 2020
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UN Orthapaedic Doctor
by: Anonymous

Thank you who said they had same experience as I did! I did all that you said, and still my nude photos got out there for my family too see and I’m so sick and ashamed at what I did I can’t stop crying and can’t eat! My nerves are shot!

Thanks I learned my lesson and I blocked, deleted, changed everything ! I trusted him and loved him.

I was a fool!

Nov 03, 2020
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Take action
by: Anonymous

I think its best if IG and Facebook can take any safety precautions on any new account by showing the full identity of the person and only original pictures can be uploaded. This is the only way to stop the scammers.

Nov 02, 2020
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Response to person being scammed by UN Orthpedic Doctor
by: Anonymous

Block him on everything from your cell phone and any social media and Hangouts. Also report him to Facebook and Instagram. Stop communicating with him. I had a similar experience since I also had photos...it’s called sextortion.

My scammer threatened to send my photos to my company and family and friends. I called the local police department and the officer recommended I change my cell number and email address. I blocked him and reported him on LinkedIn and WhatsApp.

I called his bluff and didn’t pay a single cent. It’s been two months since I had the nightmarish experience and I have not heard from him.

Nov 02, 2020
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UN Orthopedic Doctor
by: Anonymous

Dennis Ruben in Iraq, wife died in car accident, has a daughter and son in Oklahoma in boarding school! I have dished out over $900 and he still wants more! I left Hangouts and changed all my info but he still finds me! I did a report with the 3 gov on here. Threating me with my photos on Facebook, Instagram, and the whole world to see my body!

I regret sending them photos and I’m never ever doing that again! Someone out there please help me I’m going crazy in Ohio

Nov 02, 2020
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Response to heartbroken by Dr. Justin Moy
by: Anonymous

Please don’t talk to him anymore. He’s a scammer who was just taking advantage of your vulnerabilities. I fell in love with my scammer too. The man in the photos was handsome and he said sweet nothings to me every day.

However, after two months, I realized he was just after my money and he tried 3 times! But I didn’t give him a single dime. It’s been 2 months now since I blocked him and every now and then, I would remember some of our conversations.

I’m overcoming a broken heart and also reassuring myself that I am strong enough to get over him and learn from my mistakes.

Stay strong...you too can overcome this!

Nov 02, 2020
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RE: Lijie Hong
by: Anonymous

His background story sounds so familiar it's not even funny. Please share his email address and upload his pictures.

These scammers use the same playbook to con women. They will manipulate you and bleed you dry. Check this post and draw your own conclusion:

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

Nov 02, 2020
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Dr Justin Moy
by: Anonymous

His name is doctor justin moy. An orthopedic surgeon in somalia. USA navy working under the UN and on contract with an orphanage. He claims hiss wife died in a car accident. I have many photos of him with his two daughters. I fell in love. Then he asked me to send him $100 amx from Walmart.

He needed to pay for more space on his phone. I sent it. Got the card photo back and front and sent it to him. Weeks later he started boo hooing about his daughter caught malaria and could not access his funds because of security so I sent him $1,200 to a TD bank account in ma. Sent cash.

I did not disclose any of my bank info. It was sent to a woman called wannipha Harlow who runs a takeout Thai mobile restaurant.

Really? What a fool I was. Look out as he is so handsome and so charming. Easy to fall in love with. I am finding it really difficult to let him go but I have to

Nov 02, 2020
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LiJie Hong
by: Anonymous

I met this guy that claims he is 50 years old and from Beijin, China, and moved to America a year ago and lives in Maryland. His wife and daughter past away from a car accident 4 years ago. He is currently working in Turkey, contractor for a marine engineering company. He will not be back until December.

His name is LiJie Hong and he has a 9 year old son LiWei (that goes to boarding school). He seems very nice so far, says the right things to me and is good looking. He has not asked for anything from me yet because I told him I am skeptical due to other scams attempted on me.

If anyone has heard of him, please let me know

Oct 31, 2020
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RE: Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've come across those guys who want to do all the asking in the past two years, too. The minute they ask for money or ask me to be their mule, I block them.

Oct 29, 2020
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Warning Signs When Meeting
by: Biggles777

Hello

More photos and some of the red flags for a Nigerian romance scam thanks to the Editor creating a new page linked below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-romance-scam-some-warning-signs-on-wwf2.html

Included are exchanges my alias has had on WWF2 where they block me either for refusing to answer their questions or repeating my same one to them.

They want to do all the asking.

Oct 29, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of these two scammers on Scrabble go. Morgan Russell and Morrison Aldelbert or Morrison Aldelbert Gilbert.

I had no idea this stuff went on when they wanted to start playing scrabble with me. I am so stupid. I talked to them for a few weeks and then Morgan Russell stared telling me his 14 year old son Kevin lived in Germany with his 95 year old mother, (really) and also his wife died and no other family.

Wanted me to lend him money to send to his son and mother as they were starving, but didn’t say how much he wanted, and also wanted an Itune card for 1000.00. When I told him I would never send money to a man he got very angry so I blocked him.

Then this morrison was grooming me for something, I’m not sure what. But he did not ask me for money and said he was 69, sent pictures that looked like 3 different men. His wife died 10 years ago and daughter was just recently killed by her drug addict husband and he was raising his 6 year old granddaughter who was in London in school with Nanny.

Both of them loved me so much and wanted to get married. Sent many love letters and just BS. Talked to Morrison twice on the phone which he sounded like a young Nigerian. Sent him scammer information and he got furious and started swearing at me. He was texting me on an app called Telegram, so I deleted it and blocked him also.

Never sent them one nickel. What is so sad is that they are stealing innocent men and women’s pictures and using them. I feel so stupid for even talking to them. But I can see how a lonely woman could get caught up in there scams, with all their professing to love them and marry them, they can steal anyone’s pictures from social media and Google photos.

They use a hundred different names and are ruthless and cruel. They don’t care how they use you, so please be careful of these hateful people.

Oct 28, 2020
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TO: NOT SURE
by: Sprintcargranny

I’m sure the money he put in the account wasn’t his, but money he scammed from some woman. If your name is on the account you will be the one to go to jail not that scammer. Take drivers license number to police and see if it’s real. Mine did the same and it wasn’t real.

Why would he need you to set up a bank account. They can do it online. Yes, they have internet available. I know you want to believe all he says but, take it from a woman that did all this - it’s a scam. You will be the one in trouble. You know somethings wrong or you wouldn’t be on this site.

I know all the gut feelings that you don’t want to believe until it’s too late you want believe what we say. HE is lying!! But, you don’t want to hear that.

Surely the only way a bank setup an account for you was your name and information on it which if he has access to the account he now has access to your personal information. Money put into the account by him or his mule isn’t his it is some other womans he has borrowed it from thinking he is going to pay her back.

You will be in trouble for being a mule for him. Lord help you.

Oct 28, 2020
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Response regarding Richard Lawrence
by: Anonymous

I think he is a scammer. If I were you, I would block him immediately before he asks for more money and robs you blind. Many scammers are using social media to find their victims. My scammer found me in LinkedIn and I sent him an Amazon gift card.

I finally realized he was scamming me after he kept asking for money. I blocked him immediately from my email and Hangouts. I blocked him on LinkedIn and reported him to them as well.

Please get out of this situation ASAP.

Oct 28, 2020
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Not sure
by: Anonymous

I met Richard Lawrence on Match.com. Not sure if he’s scamming or not. Gave me his driver’s license, social security card (photos) and they seem to pan out however he’s been stuck on Dutch Shell oil rig since July.

He constantly texts me. We talk on the phone daily and we sometimes Skype. Yes I’ve given him money and set up a checking account for him but he’s sent his own money to access it. He is charming and I have spoken to his "daughter" too

This can be confusing at times.

Oct 27, 2020
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Charles Jordan
by: Biggles777

Hello

Charles Jordan is on WWF2 and not interested in saying much about himself while sending me the script.

He says he's from Italy but now in Beckley, West Virginia. He does cable installations for oil companies including Petro China. Has 17 workers on an oil rig in the Gulf of Alabama.

He's been on it for more than 3 months and hasn't left it in that time. He left after my alias asked the same question a few times.

Oct 26, 2020
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He's back
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted he's back and don't know what to do, block him and change your phone number if you have to, and change your email address so he can't email you. All I can say is block block block him.

Oct 26, 2020
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

Andy Parkman played Yahtzee using colorfulparott then andy5 and he fell in love in less than 4 chats and then he needed a card from Walmart because his bank account was hacked and then had to fix a leak and a Chinese terrorist killed his co-worker and he got shot with a poison bullet and will die without $ to buy herbs

The only cure is 1200$ per unit so I didn't do it and he's gonna try someone else

Oct 25, 2020
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The things we all have in Common....
by: Anonymous

We have all been Scammed.
It can be life-changing.
It was for me.

I do hope that the FBI (Interpol) FTC has access to this website.

What I now can see clearly, is when I am Contacted on LinkedIn or Facebook or Twitter I don't get into any discussions, no dialogues, I am never going to change the men that are Experts at Scamming.

What I do : I Block them. That is it.

Seeing the Red Flags are much clearer with each person that is not Authentic. And in doing this I become more clear with what I desire in my life.

Wishing everyone who has also had this experience to heal and Love Yourself.

Oct 25, 2020
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Update: Donald Frank Admits He's a Nigerian
by: Biggles777

Hello

The Donald Frank oil rig scam has a page elsewhere on this site.

For months my alias and "Kess" have been at each other. Me with the truth, him in denial with lie after lie.

He's a professional Nigerian criminal. Last night he owned up to being one and calls himself "Kess" 47 years old living in Lagos.

I never believe what they tell me but I do have photos of him.

My alias got another last week, "she" is working on one more. I hope to create a page with their photos and other details shortly.

Oct 25, 2020
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Lowlife
by: Anonymous

I want to put the pic up of him but can't figure how to.


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

Oct 25, 2020
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Senior Petro Chemical Engineer
by: Anonymous

I have read these comments and want to add an individual who uses the name David Cairns. He will tell you that he was born in Edinburgh and spent the first 15 years of his life in The Netherlands to explain his accent of course. His father was an alcoholic who died when he was 5. His mother then took him to the States. He married his high school sweetheart but they divorced after he discovered she was having an affair with his best friend, BrycBryce.

He needs money as the project he is leading has gone badly wrong. He doesn't ask directly but will tell you he can't speak to anyone else. Do not get involved with him.

This is yet another scammer.

Oct 24, 2020
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Paul William
by: Anonymous

Please watch out for Paul William and his daughter, Bella. He is a smooth one, but I found that his picture was a German Restaurant owner. When I confronted him, he said he didn't like his looks, so sent me new pictures of himself. Ready to get rid of him and block today. I really believed him, he is so convincing. And can turn the cards if confronted.

Oct 23, 2020
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High seas senior engineer
by: Anonymous

Watch for tall 7'2" good-looking man who says he is on the high seas as a senior engineer. He's so in love with me. He wants to be together forever. Then he tries to hit me up for 650 so he can come and be with me forever.

I said no. He said his bank account was dormant. His demeanor totally changed. I would ask questions about his job but he would not answer.

Oct 22, 2020
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Harrison Mack aka Arnold Anderson Nunaoil Oil Rig Engineer
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for creating a new page for the the names mentioned above.

All that needs to be said is "he" works on the Piper Alpha oil rig. He didn't understand that and likely never will. Link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/harrison-mack-aka-arnold-anderson-nunaoil-oil-rig-engineer.html

Oct 22, 2020
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Anyone know a Christopher Williams
by: Anonymous

He proposed to me and now wants money put on a google card.

Oct 22, 2020
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William Wong Chen
by: Anonymous

Good morning my love;

Don't just love me, but show me it keeps me going and makes me growing, it makes me living, it make me looking happily and lovely, strong and nice. You are my medicine, your love makes me stronger. My dream; when you wake up in the morning, kiss me on the forehead and wish me a good day so shall I do the same to you for our days shall be a blessed day because you are right beside me. Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty. The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are; you end up being complete with your loved ones. smiling. You are my wings, I truly want to fly with you to a place where the flowers are green plants, so we can play round the beautiful garden of love kissing and holding each other, what's meant to be will always find a way. People need love the most when they deserve it the least, always remember that through the turmoil love may bring, the heart sees what the eyes cannot my love, some say love is life, but love without hope and faith is an agonizing death. A gift may not be able to represent how deep a person is in love with you, but one thing is certain, a person who never gives will never be able to take honey keep your head up and your mind open because I shall always be with you in your mind. Good morning babe.

Oct 21, 2020
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Ron Mason and Darlington W., a.k.a. Ambrose Lee
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Biggles 777,

Thanks for the link with the pictures of this scammer who uses these names as aliases. I feel sick when I read about them using other men's profile pics and names to scam women.

Oct 21, 2020
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Ron Mason and Darlington W., a.k.a. Ambrose Lee
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for another new page. This is the person behind the names in the title.

I'm not happy with the 1st shot but the other 3 I am certain about. You can see in the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/the-face-of-a-nigerian-romance-scammer.html

Oct 21, 2020
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Richard Williams/LA, California
by: Anonymous

He saw my picture on FACEBOOK and contacted me. He is supposedly a 51 year old, an engineer for Shell Oil Company who recently has been on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Richard told me he'd lost his wife 10-12 years ago when she went into the hospital to have surgery to enable her to have another child. He has a daughter named Joan who just turned 13 or 14.

He started asking me to send him phone cards because he'd not brought any with him on this trip. I have $460.000 worth of cards which isn't that much of a loss since he ask me to send $600.00 to his daughter at a boarding school. I refused.

He began saying I didn't love him, I told him I did, but it was beginning to be a money battle. Richard told me when he left the rig last month he was coming to get me and take me to LA, California with him to live. Asking me for money started again---he needed money $5,000.00 to get all his personal things from a Barrister named George.

Found out that was a hoax. Watch out ladies? Don't be scammed. Always needing money and asking me to pay for things, I REFUSED. GOOD LOOKING DUDE, but, no scruples!!!

Oct 20, 2020
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Another oil drilling engineer
by: Anonymous

I do suspect Paul W stole another LinkedIn profile to connect with me and that some unsuspecting oil driller has had their life hacked. Supposedly a 56 yr old German, schooled in UK, wife and daughter died in auto accident, girlfriend had affair with best friend at which point he left Germany for Canada. Of course, is a wealthy man ready to start life and semi retire.

Has a broken piece of equipment in Belgium and hasn't asked for $$ but that's next. Just a warning because I was googling and found that this isn't even an original! I'll have more info if anyone wants it....

Oct 19, 2020
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Ron Mason and Darlington W., a.k.a. Ambrose Lee
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Biggles 777,

Thank you. There's always a chance that one scammer is using other names, given my own experience with scammers online. I could be wrong about linking Ron Mason and Raymond Chadwick, but the part about this guy being a father at age 58 or 60 to a 9 year old son raised a lot of questions.

In addition, there are so many men with that name on LinkedIn.

Oct 19, 2020
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Carlos Lyod
by: Anonymous

Was contacted yesterday by this man. Immediately after we started talking his account mysteriously got hacked and he created a new one, to which I replied, "Yeah, that's not weird at all." The sarcasm went right over his head. He spent the rest of the night trying to butter me up and I was just wasting his time.

So much of it was not adding up that he was a normal person. Said his wife had died of cancer. He ended up leaving me alone when I made it clear that he didn't have a shot. Also, who spells their name as Lyod? What kind of name even is that? C'mon. I searched for his name and "drilling engineer" and this wonderful page popped up. Unreal.

Oct 18, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Same deal - very sadly. Profuse verbal love. Requests for STEAM cards "so they can finish their work contract" and come home to you. Then "accident" -- I need $$ for surgery. Won't take no for an answer.

Beware of "Owen Mason Wilson."
Sounds like a rip off of other names.

YIKES.

Oct 18, 2020
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Nigerian
by: Anonymous

The guy I was chatting for past 1 year turned out to be a Nigerian. After I got to know he was using a Russian guys picture named Saskov Kirill who is a lawyer, knowing that I got to know he told me that he is an engineer and not working at the moment and his name is Blessing Azino and sent me his picture.

Since that he is has not chatted with me after saying sorry and he had no bad intentions for me. No money was given to him thou he did ask many times. Lucky by chance and thanks to this website.

Oct 18, 2020
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Lawrence Abraham, Prince Richard and Thomas Glen Wilson
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for creating 3 new pages on oil rig contract workers. With each you can learn something. Unfortunately I blew a fuse and confronted all 3 at the same time;

Lawrence Abraham ExxonMobil / Chevron Oil Engineer

As Kevin B noted they come back. The man used in the image is the same as Kelvin Brown. He had a fake Facebook profile. He's using his "official" ExxonMobil Gmail account when his Facebook profile says he works for Chevron.

You'll see I connect who is behind it all and now know who the real Nigerian is.

I play along then have a go at him, link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/lawrence-abraham-exxonmobil-chevron-oil-engineer.html

Prince Richard Contract Manager

Another one having a second attempt at my alias. Again I play along. They fail to build their alias to match mine.

It's "his" kids birthday and he tells me to buy a gift card. I agree. When it is time to give it to him I let fly and tell him what a criminal he is and rip his story to pieces, link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/prince-richard-contract-manager.html

Thomas Glen Wilson Anadarko Petroleum Engineering Contractor

I met this one on WWF2 hoping for a real oil rig scam. Unfortunately I met a clueless kid. He is unable to deviate from his scripted questions.

I refuse to give up on a man with a different name and who he actually works for. It took him 2 hours to figure that out. Full disclosure, some of what I said about Anadarko Petroleum may be incorrect. Link is below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/thomas-glen-wilson-anadarko-petroleum-engineering-contractor.html

Oct 18, 2020
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Update: Ron Mason and Darlington W.
by: Biggles777

Hello OneThirdCultureKid

About Ron Mason, the similarities are striking. You're very good at connecting the various aliases these criminals use and since you've put them together as Ron Mason and Raymond Chadwick I'd back what you say that it's the same scammer. You never get it wrong.

Darlington W on FitBit is aka Ambrose Lee and at the time of this submission his "personal" cell and WhatsApp number is as follows;

08136240142

It may not be active for much longer and note the country code appears not to be Nigerian.

I've also 4 photos of the actual scammer, spare hand raised and right hand on head. I'll create a page soon so you can see.

Oct 18, 2020
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Pictures of the Innocent Used by Scammers
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor there are now 18 pages of pictures of innocent men and families used by Nigerian scammers at the link below;

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

I've withheld some of quite young children. Add another 40 or so pages of specific scams and you've well over 150 images.


Oct 18, 2020
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Follow your gut!
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Jake Steven. He's a complete fraud. Knew it from the start, but played along. Met him on Word Wars then switched over to Google hangouts. His story: Wife died in 2013 of cancer. They were married 20 years. Has twin girls who are turning 15 in November. They attend boarding school in Canada. He lives in Baytown Texas. Is an oil rig engineer who just landed his biggest contract in the Gulf of Mexico. After this contact he can retire. Says he's 56, birthday is 9/26/64. Born in Mexico, moved to Ohio when he was 9 after Dad died. No siblings, after mom died was raised by a neighbor.

Sent pictures of a good looking man with 2 girls. Girls names are Wendy and Diane, birthday 11/17/2005. Owns a 4 bedroom Duplex. Will take care of you for the rest of your life. You will not have to work any longer. Never asked for money, but we only chatted for a little over a week. Was head over heals in love with me.

I was so beautiful and his soulmate. He never felt like this about anyone before blah blah blah.

Finally blocked him and waiting for Karma to handle it!!

Oct 18, 2020
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Oil Rig scammer Gulf Mexico
by: Anonymous

Claims his name is Benito M Patrick, from California, 56 years, was born in Madrid, widowed, 3 kids 12, 10 and 7. Parents dead no siblings. He is very religious and goes to church every Sunday with his kids.

Self employed, just got 3 month contract out in GOM Rig engineer. Team of 35! Connected on FB/ Messenger. Asking lots personal stuff and wants to meet me and family when finished his work.

Writes daily and often repeats himself. Photos at work are few. FB gone and he's talking on Whatsapp. He does not know where the is account is. Tried his number on my cell line and its says invalid. Just not adding up. Shame he looks really nice man.

Anyone seen or heard of this man!

Oct 18, 2020
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Be careful with this guy
by: Anonymous

This guy contacted me via Facebook. He goes by the name John Mishack from Louisiana he says. Here a bit of his BS below:
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I'm sorry about your divorce i have been single widowed. I was Once Married to a France lady. in the year 2010 Death snatch her from me when she is giving birth to my second kid. She past away Leaving me and one lovely daughter . I am Not from a big Family I am just from a little home where I see the peace of an Happy family flowing into our lives. Dad and mom past away s1995 living me alone on this earth but I thank God for my life now I am blessed with a lovely daughter called Lauren she is 8 years old. I live with my daughter and my dog and a nanny who take care of my daughter whenever I'm at work, How long have you been divorced?"

"I schooled and graduated from University of Texas US. I have a Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering which is my current occupation.. I serve in one of the oil Company as a supervisor for 4years . That is were I resigned to become a Petroleum Engineer. I had my first contract here at the state..with Exxon mobile in the year 2003. recently Shell just awarded me a contract and Right now i am in the sea of Longbeach carlifornia in an oil rig 400 Nautical miles in the ocean here in United states working for a contract. the contract will just last for two months... tell me what do you do for a living?"

I told him that I heard that story before, and sent him the link to this site, asked him if it sounded familiar. He was gone like the wind bonsai 😁

He deleted his account, but not before I asked him to send me a selfie, please let me know where I should post his picture, to help others stay away from low life people like him!


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

Oct 15, 2020
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Nigerians
by: Anonymous

My scammer finally told me the truth. After 9 months of my torture he broke. This is considered a job in Nigeria and Ghana. He travels back and forth training new scammers. He goes by several names. Craig Williams, Morgan Williams, David Morgan.

He uses pictures of Russian artist Alexey Lushnikov. If you look up this guy you will find the same pictures the scammers use. The scammers have over a hundred names attached to this guys pictures. When they are chatting with you they will reference my slept off instead of I fell asleep. You can trip them up and catch them.

DO NOT GIVE THEM INFORMATION, GIFT CARDS OR MONEY.

They will give a sob story. They will ask you to wire money. Block them, cut them off, give them nothing.

Oct 14, 2020
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Re: Ron Mason
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This Ron Mason claiming to be a 58 year old man with a 9 year old son sounds familiar to me. A similar guy claimed the same thing two years ago on Twitter, only he introduced himself as Raymond Chadwick, 59 years old, going on 60, also with a 9 year old son.

He also claimed to have lost his wife to an illness and was looking for someone to be a mom to HIS 9 year old son.

Could that be him? He might be going by that name.

Oct 13, 2020
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Avoid These Emails
by: Biggles777

Hello

Avoid these emails and names. They are oil rig scammers from Nigeria.

William James
williamjames60774@gmail.com

Rose Albert
ra5031358@gmail.com

"Rose" is a man pretending to be a woman from Glascow

Johnson Mark
johnson211555@gmail.com

Claims to be "son" and "daughter" of Mark Donald

Mark Mark
marks110022@gmail.com

He doesn't know what he is doing.

As Kevin B noted, they always come back.


Oct 13, 2020
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Omg what a scam I’ve just had
by: Anonymous

So I met this guy Alvin Pierre Burk on Plenty of Fish and he tells me he is an independent contractor so I decided to do a name search but nothing comes up for this guy except when I did an extensive search and having to pay for it I did find a couple of Alvin Burks. No-one matching Alvin P Burk but I found an Alvin Peter Burk, Who had passed away here in Duluth Minnesota and that’s the state I’m in.

After talking to this guy you know he professes his love for me and he cares about me and he wants a good woman with an angelic heart and on and on and on and on, he lured me in and was able to get $250 worth of American Express and iTunes cards.

After talking to several people who told me how dumb I had been I called him out. There are many other details that I don’t wish to disclose that on here but has anybody talked to an Alvin Pierre BURK

Oct 13, 2020
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Beware of BARRY PETERSON FROM TEXAS
by: Anonymous

Well ladies I've found Barrys real name is Mitchell and I've reported him to the UK fraud & cyber crime unit & I've also written to the Orlando police. My Barry used a photo of his dog on all his posts. He has a Pomeranian dog called tiffany, and I've noticed that all these scammers use HANGOUTS. Barry used natureslove as his handle name and his email address is natureslove19@gmail.com.

My scammer is an all American guy, and i dont know how to put his photo on or I would name & shame him.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THESE SCAMMERS AS THEY BREAK YOUR HEART & BREAK YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS

Oct 13, 2020
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Confused
by: Anonymous

Thanks to this website, I found Eric David is using someone pictures. If anyone come across chatting with this guy just be careful, he is sweet and very soft spoken. I have been chatting with him on hangout and whatsApps for almost a year.

He did ask for money but I did not give him any. Scammers can play tricks to get money. So beware.

Oct 12, 2020
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Reply to He’s back
by: Anonymous

Just block him from your email. My scammer, Oliver Benjamin, got $300 Amazon card from me after he threatened to release my pictures to my company because he still had my email after I blocked him from Hangouts.

However, he said he needed more money! So I blocked him from my email and that was the end of it.


Oct 12, 2020
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He's baaack!
by: Anonymous

I just got an email from him again after like 3 weeks. When I told him to f off if I didn't receive what I requested from him to verify who he was, and this is all he writes.

Hey baby. How have you been doing. I've sent you messages on hangouts.

Should I do anything to try and trap him?

Oct 12, 2020
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Ron Mason
by: Biggles777

Hello

Ron Mason is on WWF2 as RonM. He is a 58 year old contractor from New York with a 9 year old son. He lost his wife to an "infection" 3 years ago.

He's a man of great wealth with a townhouse on the upper east side.

Me: Oh that's great so you're just a few blocks from Vesey Street?

Him: Thats right

I don't need to say anymore except the simple questions always trip them up


Oct 12, 2020
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Re: Please read, scroll down, and notice
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've noticed their behavior online, too, Kevin. I asked one what his son's name was and he couldn't answer that. Also, notice that they borrow headlines from newspapers and use those to tug at women's heartstrings and guilt them into sending them money.

For example, as you said, they say, "My wife died of cancer", or "My wife/ex-wife died in a car accident." They also seem to always throw a child and nanny into the mix.

Oct 11, 2020
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Richard Townsend is his fake name
by: Anonymous

This guy connected to me through Instagram and 2 days later deleted his account. Sent pictures of a tall, handsome man with white hair, mustache, and beard. He said he is a widow. No kids and he is an orphaned person.

Sent very romantic phrases. I am glad I googled oil rig and drilling engineer here.

Oct 11, 2020
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American Oil Rig Engineer named Thomas
by: Anonymous

I met a guy on Instagram this month named Thomas Benedkt. He asked me to join Google Hangouts. He then got rid of his Instagram account. He said he was an oil rig engineer. His wife had died from cancer and he was raising a 9 year old daughter named Sarah with the help of a nanny. He was born in Dortmund Germany. He now lives in Groton, Connecticut.

He is currently working on a $50 million deal in Istanbul Turkey. I had no interest in him romantically but felt sorry for him and thought I would be a pen pal. I was suspicious of things he said that didn't add up.

Then, I came across this site and all I can say is thank you! And TRUST YOUR GUT.

Oct 11, 2020
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Please scroll down, read, and notice.
by: Kevin B

If you notice a pattern here ladies and gentlemen this is a particularly a good time to notice how the scammers work with their name. Keep in mind their name will never match the picture or even be the person that they say they are.

One of the main things I try to tell people is that when the scammers get their first name and last name they are both common first names. They do this because you won’t find people in the general public that have two first names for their first and their last. Therefore you don’t find any positive information on them or you will find no negative information.

I am bringing this up again because the last 10 posts seem to have first name and last names. David Mason or Mason David. Mark Donald or Donald Mark. If you really look this is one of the biggest clues right off the bat that they’re scammers.

Of course, they will have a family tragedy to gain sympathy. They have a child who is living with a nanny or relatives. Their wives died in an accident or of cancer. Their kid needs an operation. They have to pay for their own oil equipment broken but no they don’t!

You give them money and that way you are investing in your future together, really? They’re half right you are investing in the scammers future. They will sweet talk to you and say they thank the Lord so much that you got introduced into their life. But most people that have a relationship with God do not steal from the Innocent.

When you tell them NO they will get angry and say you don’t trust them. I suggest you say I agree and block him immediately. Why would somebody who needs money angrily yell at someone they never met but insists he is just falling in love with. They never did love you now, and never will.

Most millionaires can get a loan anywhere in the world, for at least whatever tax money they say they have to pay before they get their big check available to cash at the bank.

They are LIARS, especially the ones who thank God you are now in their life.

I am on a local dating site in Southern California, USA. I’m often suspected of being a scammer, because I do love women and I’d love to sweet talk to them and get close to a woman. That is why if I am interested and we strike up a conversation, I tell them.

Scammers who you will never meet will tell you what flight they are arriving on and will never be on board. If you still have money and been good to them financially, they will say they missed the flight & need more money to re-book the next flight.

When I do feel a connection, I meet that lady, in person in a public place to prove I am real and match my pics. Also I do not have any overseas accent.

If you do not meet quickly, on YOUR TERMS, they do not deserve you.

How do I know that? My ex girlfriend went through it.

Thank you for reading. I never want anyone to be exposed to emotional and financial heartache.

Oct 11, 2020
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Anyone come across a Wilson G Nathan
by: Anonymous

Says he is in Canada on a contract as a drill engineer. Has not asked for anything yet, but mentioned something about giving me some info so I could get online for him. Not falling for it. say wife died 2 years ago. No kids, just a dog

Oct 11, 2020
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Barry nelson , Oil rig scammer? Please help
by: Biggles777

Hello

You searched and could not find him. That says it all, he does not want to be found.

Read the posts about Steam cards a little down and that is what the money you are sending "him" is being used for.

You're just sending a smooth talking Nigerian cash.

No oil company is ever going to ask an employee to pay for equipment or supplies. Ever, they cover all costs.

Pay socialcatfish $30 and they'll find the man in the pictures you've been sent and it won't be a Barry Nelson.

Can't find the number? I don't know the country code it's from but a disposable US number can be created in minutes.

If he lives in Texas, he'll know about it. Start asking questions, he won't know.


Oct 11, 2020
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Barry nelson , Oil rig scammer? Please help
by: LB

Please help. I met a wonderful man that says he lives in texas, but currently working in Lagos Nigeria on an oil rig. I have read the comments and my story is very similar to the others.

He has asked for steam gift cards also and have bought them for him. He states his equipment is needing repair and can exchange the gift cards for money. He says he will pay me back with interest and to think of the transaction as an investment.

Has anyone heard of Barry Nelson. He has a weird accent. He does not sound Nigerian. I tried googling his name and nothing came up.

Also tried google image search and googling his phone number, but I got nothing at all.

Oct 10, 2020
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Google Voice Verification
by: Anonymous

This is part of their scam that they use your number to open up new accounts or emails on new sites to continue scamming the innocent. I fell for it once but not a second time as he tried. You will get sob stories. All they are after is your account Info.

And they do anything to get it. Report these people. My advice is to boycott all social
media as its just food for the lions, tigers and
bears. Feed them and they keep coming back. Sad thing is many lose everything.

Do give codes. Definitely dont give your Account information.

Beware Be Safe.

Oct 09, 2020
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STEAM CARDS AND OTHER CARDS
by: Anonymous

STEAM CARDS AND OTHER CARDS CAN BE USED EXACTLY AS THAT. SOLD FOR CASH NOT ONLY IN NIGERIA AND OVERSEAS. THE PEOPLE USING THE CARDS WILL BE CHARGED A SMALL FEE BEFORE GETTING THE CASH. PEOPLE IN BENGHAZI USE STEAM, SEPHORA, ITUNES, AND MANY OTHER CARDS.

THESE CARDS ARE ALSO USED HERE IN THE STATES FOR THE SAME PURPOSE, TURN INTO CASH

Oct 09, 2020
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Oil Rig in Dubai Shawn Williams
by: Anonymous

"Shawn Williams" has contacted my mother-in-law and basically told her all of what is listed here. He is coming to meet her. He has not asked for any money yet but we let her know about it.

Please be aware that this person or people may be using this name also.


Oct 09, 2020
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Steam Cards
by: Biggles777

Hello

In Nigeria a Steam card is as good as cash. They want them as they're denominated in USD and convert to more local currency.

What is illegal with gift cards such as Steam in the West is not in Nigeria or Ghana.

They can be used to purchase goods and services at stores.

They can just be sold for cash

A scammer might have a Steam account and when given the code it becomes a USD credit in his wallet.

In short, in Africa, a Steam card is as good as the US Dollar.

Oct 09, 2020
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Steam Cards
by: Anonymous

Has anyone found out what these guys are doing with these Steam Cards?

Oct 09, 2020
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LOGAN MORRIS
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of Logan Morris? He friended me on the bible app. He is a widower and has a 15yo son. From Kentucky but is in the high seas of North Carolina right now. Still early so hasn't asked for anything but has called me honey already.

I told him I was putting an end to this as I have reconnected with my childhood sweetheart and I haven't heard back from him. Sounds a lot like what has been posted here.

I also used the tineye.com and saw his photo used as a scam in 2019 and 2016

Oct 08, 2020
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More Photos and The Real Mark Donald
by: Biggles777

Hello

Sorry I lost count of how many photos I posted here. My thanks to the Editor for all his work creating a total of 14 pages all at the link below;

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

I also updated on Mark Donald and the Editor kindly created yet another page so you can see the face of a Nigerian romance scammer and read how simple questions made him own up.

https://www.watchforscams.com/the-face-of-a-nigerian-oil-rig-romance-scammer.html

Finally a note for OneThirdCultureKid that character we discussed "Darlington" read our exchange here and has yet another Gmail account.

It is leeambrose861@gmail.com

Everything about him points back to Ambrose being his real name.

Oct 08, 2020
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Parker or Marcus Gibson. Going by both
by: Anonymous

Same MO - wife died two years ago, daughter 17 in the states. He is in Holland on a rig. All day he’s been texting. God this god that. Be careful ladies. He even attempted to validate by giving me his work ID.

Didn’t take me long to figure this out but some people may not be from a big city where this fame is played all of the time. Stay woke

Oct 08, 2020
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Update: Mark Donad aka Mark Donald
by: Biggles777

Hello

As you know I don't block. After a lengthy exchange I broke him into admitting who he is.

A Nigerian by the name of Edafe Diamond living in Lagos with a tale of woe and misfortune. I don't believe any of it except that he's Nigerian.

He admits to doing it for years.

Oct 08, 2020
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Same man as you Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Hi Biggles777 I saw your post with photos of the same guy I received pictures of. I wanted to link his profile pic from the site he found me on but couldn't figure out how to.

If you could please email me directly I will send you the photo to add to your collection.
Thank you! 😉
julieerose1977@gmail.com

Oct 08, 2020
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David Mason is his name now
by: Anonymous

Be careful ladies. He likes changing his names yet story similar. Widower with son in private school. Do not give too much info about yourself and please do not give a penny.

Oct 08, 2020
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Google voice verification code
by: Biggles777

Hello

Good on you for not giving the code to him. Please make sure you don't either.

As I understand the code was sent to your number and he asked for it. He is trying to tamper with your account. As you did not request the code notify your telecom provider and Google as soon as you can.

He's gone quiet yet may come back and say he is just trying to verify you're a real person.

If he gets the code your number and Gmail are at risk. Scroll down this thread and you'll see I mention Hangouts and the some of the malicious acts they get up too.

Yes, he wants to rob you blind.

As for seeing the photos go to the Nigerian scam page on this site, I've added even more today.

To the woman who is talking to the same man as me, I'm a little lost as I don't know which one you're referring to given I posted so many. Pleased it helped though.


Oct 08, 2020
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Google voice verification code
by: Anonymous

Can someone tell me how to see the photos? I was contacted on Facebook also. This guy was from the same town as me and went to the same school. He works on an oil rig in long beach California.

He sent me photos and everything. Well just yesterday he had google voice verification code sent to my phone. He then asked me for the code. I did not give it to him. He got upset over it. He has not tried to contact me since.

Why would he need to set up a google voice account on my account? To rob me blind among other things.

Oct 08, 2020
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To Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Your guy and my guy are the same guy. He goes by Justin Bruce or just Justin on quizup app. I am posting his profile pick from that site on here.

Thanks for posting your photos or I probably never would have known for sure! 😉

Oct 07, 2020
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Widow with Daughter in Boarding School
by: Anonymous

This guy contacted me via Facebook. He posted comments on my page. When I looked at his profile the only link I could see was that we both were connected to the same company. I am retired and 20 years older?? A real sweet talker and I told him the very beginning, if you ask for one dollar no more chatting.

After many days of sweet words he struck, his internet was running out and he did not have access to his funds and could I send him a Stream Wallet card. No and after 3 attempts he has stopped contacting me.

These guys really know what buttons to push. They scan your Facebook page for anything to give them a way into talking to you. Nice looking man, if the pictures are really him.

Oct 07, 2020
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Re: Darlington W.
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Biggles 777:

Thanks. I blocked him the day before yesterday and also a David B., Hamdan B., and I'm going to block Edward C. This is getting ridiculous. Thanks for Darlington Willis' e-mail address and aliases. I'll give my Fitbit sisters and brothers a heads up.

Peace and love.

Oct 07, 2020
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Photos Part 2
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for creating 5 more pages with photos of innocent men and families used in oil rig and other scams by Nigerian criminals.

You can view them at the link below. That is about 48 photos that will now appear in searches. All are innocent and victims too.

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

Again, I've done my best to exclude children.

Oct 07, 2020
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Please help
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a man that goes by the name god loves us both. I have talked to him a couple of times and he has a strong accent and says he is 61 years old and has a 7 year little girl.

He is away on a contract and his little girls name is Anita so please if any one has talked to him let me know. He also goes by the name Thomas

Oct 07, 2020
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Darlington W. on Fitbit
by: Biggles777

Hello

Just block him, that's one of many names.

Starts out as Ambrose Lee, then Ambrose Le, then Ambrose Aboh and then Grey Robert.

Finishes with an invite to join FitBit as Darlington Willis. It may be a different person but my alias received an invitation to join from Darlington from an email with a different name.

It seems his current email is greyr0868@gmail.com

I'll also take this opportunity to expose one Daniel Okoye but his email gives away his real name, kelemantel10@gmail.com


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Photos
by: Biggles777

Hello

To the woman asking about creating a gallery of images used in oil rig scams.

Thanks to the editor for creating 7 new pages all with photos of innocent men and families used by Nigerian scammers. They are victims too. There are also many pages I've submitted with even more photos.

Some children I deliberately omitted.

If you have just 1 or 2 photos please do as the editor advises and post them where he says.

Once an image is on this site search engines find them and if it can stop one woman from being scammed it is worth it.

You can find the 7 pages at the link below and feel free to ask for more as I have many. All are structured so if you download you will see the alias used by the scammers.

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


Oct 06, 2020
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HELP BARRY PETERSON
by: Anonymous

Im sorry for your heartache. This guy is clearly A CON. All the info you have pictures, phone, any
thing you have, report him in every place you
can. Where ever you are, where ever he claims
to be. Report it everywhere. Get the name or
names out there.

They must be known and drop him. You will never meet him. He is good liar and he is a scammer.

Good luck

Oct 06, 2020
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Photos
by: Anonymous

We should open up a photo gallery of our scammers that way they can easily be identified

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

Oct 06, 2020
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Darlington W. on Fitbit
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, everybody. Please be on the lookout for a guy who calls himself Darlington W. on Fitbit. He's like the other men and women who sent me friend requests on there some months ago and he doesn't have any activities on his profile or info in his bio about why he's on Fitbit. Fitbit is a place to state our fitness and health goals and encourage each other.

Take care and God bless.

Oct 05, 2020
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Patrick Giovanni WWF2 Scam? by: Anonymous
by: Anonymous

He sounds somewhat like my God fearing scammer Raymond Casey. They differ by a few points. Ray's daughter, Pearl was staying with his father (who died a few weeks ago), his daughter's age is about the same. She & Ray's birthdays are the same August 5th. Pregnant wife was killed in an auto accident about 5 years ago.
He is suppose to be working an independent contract with Shell Oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Daughter is now staying with her grandfather's doctor & his family.

By the way, the doctor suddenly died in a plane crash & the wife mistreats his daughter and he needs to get home along with his crew to get his doctor. The funny thing is, he doesn't know the doctor's full name or anything about him. I did google plane crashes going to Ukraine there was a crash but no one was killed.

These guys don't give you a lot of details about themselves because it's hard to keep up with all the lies they have told different women. He wanted me to tell him everything about me. He even asked me what me income was.

He wears glasses and I zoomed in on one of his photos he sent me and I could see a crowd of people in an office setting. I didn't ask him about it because I was tired of his lies and he would pretend to be so heartbroken when I questioned him. He would send a lot of crying emojis and plead with me trust him.

This is their job, scamming women out of their money.

Oct 05, 2020
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Patrick Giovanni
by: Anonymous

Is this Patrick Giovanni very handsome, bald with a beard. Brown eyes? It might be the same one I met named Marcel Giovanni. Claimed to be Dutch and widowed with a daughter named Sonia.

Search on Instagram for marcelgiovanni11 to see the two pics posted. He is also on LinkedIn claiming to live in Florida.

Oct 05, 2020
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Patrick Giovanni WWF2 Scam?
by: Anonymous

Anyone encounter this Oil Rig Engineer guy who goes by Patrick Giovanni and says he's Dutch and is a "God-Fearing" Man who lives in Bakersfield, CA and is leaving for an Independent Contractor job on the gulf Dansk of Poland today, 10/5/2020?

Says he has a 14 year old daughter that attends a "Christian boarding school" and "lost" his wife in a car accident 5 years ago?

Oct 04, 2020
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Beware of BARRY PETERSON FROM TEXAS
by: PLEASE HELP ME

Part 2
He told me he had good news and he was getting off the rig & was coming to see me as he had waited long enough to be together. There was a crisis flight to the UK & he was booked on it but there was a snag, his employer took him into the control room & told him he would need to pay for the flight right now but he wasn't getting paid until he singed off on his contract. While he was with his boss in the control room he asked me to pay for his flight & he would pay me right back as soon as he got to me.

That was the last straw for me and I refused and he got very angry & very vocal with his words & told me we were over as he didn't want a relationship with someone he couldn't rely on to support him when he needed me.

WELL IVE SINCE FOUND WHO MY SCAMMER PHOTOS WERE, HES A PROFFESIONAL PSYCHIC & ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR & TARROT READER & MINDFULNESS COACH!!!!! HES MARRIED TO HIS HUSBAND FABIAN!! This guy actually spoke to me face to face in a video call so CAN ANYONE ADVISE ME ON WHAT TO DO NEXT ?? HIS NAME IS MITCHELL OSBORN FROM FLORIDA and he has a very profitable business with hundreds of followers & when I approached him on hangouts with what I found he blocked me!!! IVE FOUND HIS YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK PAGES TOO, IN HANGOUTS HE WENT BY THE NAME NATURES LOVE WITH HIS DOG IN HIS PICTURE

Oct 04, 2020
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Beware of BARRY PETERSON FROM TEXAS
by: anonamous

A little while ago I told my story about Barry Peterson who was a petrolchemical engineer working on a rig in the Persian gulf. He claims to have a son called Micheal in boarding school. I met him in smule and we chatted there and then we went to WhatsApp and after a while we went to hangouts.

He claimed he lived in Texas and he first asked for money to fix his machine and he wanted $3000 and he gave me 2 different account numbers to transfer money to. I refused and he wasn't happy with me, but my bank checked this out for me and told me it was a scam. I kept on talking with him as I knew he would ask again and he did. He told me a friend could give him half & could I get the other half as he couldn't work without the machine and he was stuck.

Although he wasn't happy with me we still continued to chat every day & night, and I refused him again, after a short spell of texting back and forth and he then told me his son was stuck in boarding school during the covid-19 pandemic & needed money as he couldn't get home to take care of his son.

He asked for $1000 and I was shocked a bit by this, as we were in lockdown & our banks were closed and he wanted me to use PayPal or online banking. I refused again and he was really upset with me & we didn't chat for a couple of weeks, however we started chatting again and he was sending me love poems and 7 songs for me to sing.

He even said we had an "our song" incase you didn't know by Brett Young, and he sent me lots of country songs. He didnt watched a lot of tv as he preferred to read & listen to music and his favourite was die a happy man by Thomas Rett.

Oct 03, 2020
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Mark Wilson
by: Anonymous

My grandma has been scammed by multiple people online. She won’t believe my wife or I that these people are all scamming her for money. She now has a new love interest called Mark Wilson who is supposed to be military.

He wants her to receive a briefcase of his cash payment from the military. We both told her you don't get cash briefcases from the us gov’t.

Has anybody else come across this piece of trash

Oct 03, 2020
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Oil driller in Ireland
by: Anonymous

Same type of story. If no other friends on their Facebook page beware as usually a very handsome man. Once you accept their request they respond back immediately. First they want to be your friend as they are lonely and widowed and are a single parent. They will say they have a daughter that would love to meet you.

Next he will tell you how beautiful you are and ask you to send a picture and he may send one to strike up some nice conversations for a few days.

Then they go in for the kill.

He hopes you are willing to sacrifice everything for the relationship so they will ask you to send them Steam card but then they say he has a security box please be aware as he will keep bugging you to be the beneficiary of the box.

It is in English pounds begging you to hold the box. Say No. Beware of Hangout and don't do it

Oct 03, 2020
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Being Shown a Scammers Bank Account Balance
by: Biggles777

Hello

Lately more women victims are reporting they're being shown a bank account balance by those who are scamming them.

This is a classic move in a scam to show the victim they have money and can pay them back when you're together.

Every "account" is a fake.

There are giveaways and some are listed below;

1: The balance is rounded out to the nearest dollar. $8,000,000 or $750,000, in my case $9,000,000,000

It's absolute rubbish. Banks charge fees which would adjust the balance. Even with today's zero interest rates, interest is paid by banks which would be reflected in the balance.

If you see a account balance rounded out as above, it is fake.

2: The account maybe in a company name. A fake company name you can't ever find. Fake again.

3: To see that balance there is clearly access, so ask this, what has changed in a week or two that they can no longer access their funds.

Aside from the obvious fake account, nothing at all. Don't buy their stories of a wallet dropping in the water, an unknown IP trying to access their account or some fluff about a hack. It's all lies.

The bank does not exist!

Those who are organised will replicate a real bank like Santander or HSBC. Again it is fake. Look at Travis Oscar. He used HSBC on a criminal server. 9 Billion was the balance, he wanted more. To destroy my devices and steal my identity so he could just take my money.

He lost that round.

In summation, as this is very common, agree to log in and see the account but do the following;

1: Buy time, say you need a tea or coffee
2: In that time ensure your security apps are updated
3: Clear all your cookies
4: When logging in, copy all URL's and take screenshots.
5: Once you you've seen the balance just shut it all down.

You cleared your cookies, all secure online banking relies on cookies from the real bank. Now check, there will be none and that confirms you visited a fake site.

Now run your security app as a precaution on all your devices. In some cases you may need to uninstall the browser you used, run a security check and reinstall it.

A Tor browser is perfect for this.

Finally, collate the URL's and screenshots so you can report to the FTA, FBI, DOJ, state police, security apps like Defender, Norton and AVG.

That will warn others against it and maybe even shut it down.

Maybe it's COVID-19 but recently more women are being shown malicious fake accounts and it's time some awareness was raised.

Oct 02, 2020
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Carl sheline
by: Anonymous

I was contacted and requested to send 150,000 to this Godly man that had all the right answers except when I asked about specifics to his life.

His name is Carl Sheline and he lost all his family and had no-one so a very sad story that I believe is a scam to get money.

Please be careful

Oct 02, 2020
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Gerard Aubert
by: Anonymous

To the lady that wrote about Gerard Aubert. Do you think we can exchange pictures please. I just want to see if this is the same person who we are talking about. Thank you.

My email address is victoria.gvt@gmail.com if you want to send me a pic of your guy. It would really help me so much.

Oct 02, 2020
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Chief oil engineer in Angola
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone I just wanted to share my story. In mid April I met someone on tinder by the name of Gerard Aubert an American based in cape town but working as a contractor in Angola. Daily emails, poems, whatsapp contact several times a day. Very articulate and spoke to him on the phone. American accent.

In July he asked for R5000 for his son who apparently had a home invasion and was robbed. I said I would meet him and see if I can help but declined to send 5k. I Told him your ex or mother must do that. Then an accident happened on the rig and he and his colleagues were hospitalized. One of his colleagues passed away.

I looked on google and no news about that but several previous accidents had happened. Asked for 2k dollars to fix the digging machine but I declined. So he asked me to transfer money for him because the internet was bad. I Declined but eventually did it. 600k dollars to the cent was in his regions bank account and 20k dollars had to go to meghan trading I did transfer.

I googled meghan trading and no such company. Next day he asked me to transfer again for him 5k dollars but account frozen. Then he pleaded for me to transfer 2k dollars from my account. I declined and he got quite nasty. I contacted the administrator on this site and he advised me the bank account was fake and Meghan trading was fake etc. I have learnt so much.

PLEASE when someone approaches you take a screenshot of his photo and do "reverse image search" get the app on your phone. In less than a minute it will give you details of who the persons really is. I learnt about this a few days ago.

I put all his images into the app and it was 2 different men living in France. Also google his name and go onto Facebook and find the scammer pages on there. No real man asks for money!!!! I grew up in Africa and have seen photos and news feeds on these scammers when caught.

To say these subhumans are absolutely putrid would be an understatement. They are disgusting and vile. Not this handsome man you think he is!!! Get truecaller app also on your phone if he is in your country and you can see whose name his number is registered under. Plus get "reverse image search app" on your phone too.

USE THESE AND BE SAFE NOT NAIVE. Also be aware of the fact there is an app to change your voice too. So if they know about this app they can use it to change their voice/accent to American British etc.

So you think wow he is American but he may just be using that app to disguise his real accent. Please do your homework. It will take a few minutes. I grew up in Africa so I know the way some talk and this gerard Aubert was really great but not clever enough for me and essentially wasted his time with me no money sent but I have since been advised of these apps in the last few days and also about the bank scam. I just wanted to share with you what I learnt.

Please be careful

Oct 02, 2020
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New one James Grants
by: Anonymous

He says he is a construction engineer working in Germany, has a 7 year old daughter living with the Aunt because the wife died of cancer. Home is supposed to be California USA.

Please be careful.

Again supposed to be born again Christian

Oct 01, 2020
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Response to Oil Rig Mark - Really Joshua
by: Anonymous

These scammers are willing to say anything to play with your heartstrings. They are master manipulators. I hope your mom can read the stories that have been posted on this website.

I fell in love with my scammer, Phil Odonnel. He wanted me to be "his queen" and be a mother to his 7 year old daughter, Stephanie. He texted and called me every day for 2 months and sent me music videos, romantic e-cards and even serenaded me by singing "Can’t Help Falling in Love."

He sent several pictures of a handsome man. He talked about visiting me with his daughter once he was done with his contract in Mumbai. And he wanted to buy a new house in Houston where we can live happily ever after.

When he started asking for money and tried twice, that’s when I realized the relationship was not real and I was being scammed and everything he said was a lie. And the Deep Hack Team terrified me and my son with harassing emails and texts, trying to extort money for two weeks!

With the advice I received from a police officer and folks here on this website, especially Biggles, I was able to get over my feelings for Phil and I’m thankful I did not give him any money.

It’s been a month since I ended the relationship with him and I’m recovering from the heartbreak and disillusionment from a horrible and terrifying experience.

I pray for your mom that she will realize that Joshua has been brainwashing her for the past 9 months.

God bless and good luck.

Oct 01, 2020
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Help-Oil Rig Mark - Really Joshua
by: Anonymous

Your moms scammer even told her where he is and his age and she still wants to talk to him because he is saying what she wants to hear. All he wants is her money, he's heartless.

Please read Biggles777 post.

Oct 01, 2020
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Help-Oil Rig Mark - Really Joshua
by: Anonymous

Hi, I had to tell you my experience because I feel sorry for you. I was like your mom. Thought this new man I met online was real and loved me. My daughter like you, :) told me he's not real and asked me to send her a picture of him. She did (god I wish I remember what's its called) I think reverse imaging on it and saw it was not him.

And the kid he called his son, was a tv star. This scammer is talking sweet romantic things to your mom and they are all lies. I fell for it because I was hearing romantic things from a person that my REAL man was not giving me, and I wanted it so bad.

Please do what the post before me said, and try to talk to your mom. It makes me mad that these jerks can destroy family's and they don't care. Take care honey, try to get people to talk to your mom. And NOT him.

Oct 01, 2020
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Help - Oil Rig Mark - Really Joshua
by: Anonymous

These guys are so good at making you feel so loved and wanted like you are the most important person in their life.

I too fell deeply in love with my scammer and was secretly planning my exit in my relationship but thanks to God that he didn't allow me to feel comfortable with the requests my guy was asking of me. When he attempted push me into a corner, I decided to end our relationship. And that was when he threatened to contact my friends & family and expose our relationship. That scared me back to reality and I blocked him on all social platforms & went to the local police.

But the sad part about it, I miss him and want to hear from him but I'm too afraid to.

Keep your mom lifted in prayer and ask your minister to do so as well. Believe me, these guys are like Satan, they attack your weakest vulnerable spot in your life and prey on it. I chatted with my scammer for about 5 months, so I know your mom will have a hard time if she was chatting with her for 8 months. But all things are possible thru Christ Jesus!

Oct 01, 2020
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Pulling on your heart strings
by: Anonymous

They will try every method they can to get you under their spell. My guy's daughter called me "mom" and fell in love with me as quickly as her dad did. Only she was with her grandfather and he was sick. Neither one of them could tell me what his condition was.

It strange that you have a gut feeling all the time you are chatting with them but yet you can fall deeper and deeper into their web of lies and fall in love with them.

I believe they research your social media page to determine what lies are best suited for you.

They are crafty!

Oct 01, 2020
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Re:justin bruce. More info
by: Anonymous

I think I forgot to say that he said he had 2 children 19 and 16 yrs old Cassie and Owen. He kicked his wife out 5 yrs ago after she cheated on him and the kids are with a matron who's been with them for a long time.

Oct 01, 2020
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The Use Of Children In Oil Rig Scams
by: Biggles777

Hello

Many oil rig scams rely on the use of children to prey on the emotions of the victim. Having experienced quite a lot of this they can be broken down into a few categories.

1: The scammer is actually a young Nigerian usually no older than 22 or 23. They are not well resourced compared to older more organised groups. The easiest way to get money is gift cards, usually Steam, to sell for cash. They'll say they need data on the rig.

They may have a second Hangouts account in the name of a child. Once introduced to the victim they call her their "mom" in the first message and their birthday is approaching.

You're talking with the same person and the child's birthday is the first request for gift cards. A "sound out" to see how many more they can get a few weeks later.

If the father breaks something on the rig, the next request is for 20 gift cards.

2: It maybe an organised group. Again, they introduce a child or two. You meet them on Hangouts or Gmail. Immediately they "love" the victim and call her their mom.

And again a birthday is not too far away or they need money for school fees or food as the nanny is broke.

You are talking to the same person claiming to be the man who loves you.

3: This is for organised groups. They won't ever ask for gift cards. The child is part of the primary scam and they expect a payoff that reflects that.

The most common is large medical bills due to a life threatening illness. It becomes ongoing similar to the mishaps being experienced by the father on the oil rig.

It is a very effective two pronged approach to take as much money from the victim as they can in as short a period of time as possible.

They know victims are likely mothers and have strong emotions for children in need which is why they use them.

They continually refine the use of children. You might see them on a short video. It's a stolen recording. If it lasts longer than 20 seconds it's manipulated. They'll play the useful part then pause it so you see the child with no sound.

If they can't make the video last that long, it'll play long enough for the child to say something and then disconnect due to "technical" issues.

The "children" will send you loving emails with lot's of pictures. You don't need to reverse search those images. Instead look at the URL when you open as it always is a giveaway to the site they downloaded the images from.

A few more points for people to learn from.

Oct 01, 2020
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Help - Oil Rig Mark - Really Joshua
by: Biggles777

Hello

First, if you can, show her this website as there are similar stories of married women losing their families to men like "Joshua"

That is likely not his real name. I've exposed over 20 Nigerians and believe only 2 or 3 actually gave me a real name. I met all on WWF2.

"Joshua" is a criminal. He will lie, cheat and deceive anyone for a dollar safe in a land that will never prosecute him for what he does.

You'll need to scroll down this thread as a woman had the same experience. She is now living with a friend having been disowned by her family of over 30 years. Not just her husband but two sons as well.

That you know is a good start but she is not listening. Chances are you're well established in your community. If you can reach out to friends of hers or well respected community leaders such as her minister or pastor I'm sure you'll find them willing to help and there's a good chance she may listen to them.

The damage Nigerian criminals cause is atrocious and only the families, friends and community members can help stave off a bad situation from getting a lot worse.

Good luck

Oct 01, 2020
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Help - Oil Rig Mark - Really Joshua
by: Anonymous

I need some help. My mother has fallen for this scam in the worst way. She met "Mark" who worked on an oil rig on Words With Friends about 9 months ago. After confronting Mark with her suspicions that she was being Catfished, he admitted to her his name was really Ilisame (sp?) Joshua and he is a 33 year old from Nigeria.

They met on Words With Friends, then he quickly had her open a Hangouts account to chat, then told her how deeply in love he was and started asking for money, some of which she sent to an address in the US, and some wired straight to his bank in Nigeria.

He admitted he’s a romance scammer, but assured her he wasn’t scamming her. Fast forward 9 months and my 63 year old mother is deeply in love with this scumbag and leaving my father (after 44 years of marriage) for this fantasy. I have no idea how much money she has sent. I don’t even think she knows.

Has anyone encountered this lowlife? What can I say to convince my mom she’s about to destroy her life for something that’s not real?

Thanks.

Sep 30, 2020
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Fredrick Karlsson
by: Anonymous

I have received a friend request through messenger from an oil rig engineer Fredrick Karlsson about a week ago. He asked me to go to Hangouts and told me his tragic story about his wife and son death 3 years ago.

He told me about his project worth 15.2 million euros, sent some pictures and told me about his family. I googled his story and found a few similar stories on your site. Every story was from a man of different names using the same theme, the same words.

For example someone reported Edmond Zhang September 22nd. His story was similar to the man’s who calling himself Fredrick Karlson. I was not asked about sending any money yet. Just waiting patiently.

Sep 30, 2020
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Pulling on your heartstrings
by: Anonymous

This is one of the emails my scammer’s "8 year old daughter" wrote to me:

The doctor gave the result to grandaunt,he said i will be fine in no time after my surgery.No i do not mom,i think that's because i am sick,i will be having a surgery soon and the doctor advised me to rest more frequently. Grandaunt does everything it takes to make me feel better.I think i make her stress too much when i am sick.I just want to pay her good deeds back when i grow up in any way that i can.Yeah after my surgery i am going to teach you.Did i tell you about my surgery mom?If i didn't, my surgery will be on the 5th of April.I want you and dad to be with me.
Mom dad wrote back and his reply didn't sound so warm,is everything ok with him,i just don't think everything is ok.I can feel it mom.You can ask him if all is well because i don't actually think he is.I am beginning to have a headache again mom.I feel afraid,i want to see dad.Thanks for the compliment mom.I love you very much mom.I will pray for him and pray for his safe return.I am really nothing without dad😖😩😢.
Mom i understand everything.You did that for your own happiness.I love you mom.Take good care of yourself,You are the best.Please ensure you wear a nose mask and wash your hands very often.I love you mom😘❤❤

Sep 30, 2020
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AKA Michael Wilson
by: Anonymous

I want to thank whoever started this website to share this information. I too have been approached by a guy on an oil rig off the coast of India- Cambay Basin. He is the head contractor of a oil rig project awarded to him by the Indian Government. He has suddenly been hit with a large fee from the government for COVID violations and needs money from me to finish the project.

He has sweet talked me for 45 days and has asked me 3 times now for money. When I became indignant about being asked for money he made me feel guilty and said he was disappointed in me that I didn't have trust in him and our relationship.

This site is a goldmine of information and has opened my eyes. Oh and Michael is a widower, has a daughter and Mother that live in London....And of course Michael Wilson lives in the U.S - why Michigan? I can't wait to send my last email and block future emails.


ED: You are welcome. It is so good to hear people do research, find this site, and it helps them avoid a broken heart or bank account. Unfortunately some people find this site after it is too late, as they only start researching after they have become a victim, however sometimes it helps to realize many other people have been a victim also, and the stories help in the healing process.

Sep 30, 2020
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Please help
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a man that is calling himself Jeffrey Miller and says he is 61 years old and says he is a widow with a 13 year old son. He says he has to go back to work Saturday to Mexico and is going to retire in December.

He is a nice looking man. He hasn't asked me for anything yet and I want to catch him before he does. He says he is from Germany and now lives in Michigan and he is not a oil rig worker but he has big equipment for electric company's so please if you have been scammed by him please let me know

Sep 30, 2020
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Update: Donald Frank aka Frank Donald
by: Biggles777

Hello

They always come back. This is an organised group and you can see the scam I exposed elsewhere on this site at the link below

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

They have come back and after some research it appears they are trying to initiate a military scam on my alias. All contact details are the same though the man is different. They were a military scam last year on Facebook.

This further validates what Kevin B said. My alias didn't pay $36,000 and back they come with a different scam. Be careful ladies.

ND: OnThirdCultureKid a big shout out to you over there ;-)

Sep 27, 2020
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Oliver Benjamin
by: Anonymous

This was posted under "Oil Rig Scammer" but I think more people are reading this category,

Ladies, please beware of Oliver Benjamin! He has a LinkedIn profile, impersonating as an oil rig engineer working for Payet Engineering. He claims he is offshore in Germany. He’s an orphan from the UK and has a 9 year old daughter at a boarding school there. He is using pictures of a real person, Steve G. Jones, a hypnotherapist based in Savannah, GA. Unfortunately, Mr. Jones’ pictures have been used by several scammers.

After 3 weeks of romancing me via Hangouts, I wanted to end the relationship because he wanted me to send him $300 Amazon gift card to update his computer so we can do a video chat. I blocked him on Hangouts. Unfortunately, he still had my email address and threatened to release nude pictures of me to friends and family.

I panicked and ended up sending a gift card to him. However, he continued to demand more money. I finally came to my senses and determined he is never going to stop harassing me. So I blocked him from my email. I have not heard from him since.

I took a screenshot of our conversation from Hangouts when he was sextorting me and asking for more money. I even kept the Amazon email confirming the gift card was sent to him.

Should I report him to the FTC or other government organizations? Should I also contact Amazon that I was scammed?

I have blocked him in LinkedIn and indicated he is impersonating someone else. I even sent the real person, Mr. Jones, a message via LinkedIn but he never responded to me. I’m sure he is fully aware of these scammers are using his images.

Ladies and gentlemen, please do not send any pictures, especially nudes, to anyone. And if they tell you they love you after only a few days, don’t believe it. They just want your money.

Sep 27, 2020
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Justin and Barry
by: Anonymous

These 2 guys sound like my guy, Ray Casey. My guy had a daughter and he gave her my email address for us to communicate on Hangout. She too fell in love with me and started calling me mom. His profile picture was with a little girl around 13 or do. He also sent me a picture of him lying in bed with a black cat, very provocative.

His daughter, Pearl was to play on my maternal instincts. She needs money for food for her and her grandfather, then the grandfather needed money for his doctor or she needed a Steam card for Internet data. He tried to play me on all levels.

And of course, as soon as he completed his contract, they were coming to meet me and we were going to get married or as he would say, talk me to the alter.

When things didn't go his way, he would say he felt feverish and had to lay down for a while.

These guys are heartless! And he always defended himself by saying he was a Christian and could never lie to me because he loves me from the depths of his heart.

They are very smooth ladies. Beware.

Sep 26, 2020
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An email from him
by: Re: Justin Bruce from quizup app

This is one email he sent me just to show how charismatic they can be. I don't get it though, I mean he didn't have like a hot guy on his profile pic. Just a middle aged not in great shape man!🤔

The letter:

Dearest Love,

How are you doing,i guess you had a good night rest.Well I just had dinner and i really wished you were here with us.I really want to thank God that i have been able to pass my feelings to you through our communication but i want you to know that,for you to really get to know me and understand me you would have to experience me, because I am so expressive with my passion and love, in the way that I look at you, touch you, caress you, speak to you, and romance you with my heart and soul. My physical actions are so much stronger, passionate, and emotional than any words I can find to get my point across to you.

Baby I have such a desire to hold your hand and have you feel the feelings flow from my heart to your hand as I squeeze it tight. I am here dreaming about how much I would like to look deep in your eyes and down into your heart and soul, and tell you with all sincerity how much I appreciate the opportunity to share my most precious thoughts, dreams, and fantasies with you, and to let you know how much you are being appreciated.

I find myself dreaming and fantasizing about the same as I just spoke about as I have such a desire to kiss you very passionately on your lips, allowing you to feel the love and passion I have in my body and heart and soul. Please,if you're my special one, close your eyes and meditate, feel my love and passion across the miles, as it is here for your taking as I am feeling you and desiring you with my total heart and soul. Baby thank you again for allowing me to express myself and I want to end this letter on the above thoughts. I wish for my sake that my thoughts and feelings could become reality, but what I have expressed to you is very honest, sincere, and comes from the deepest depths of my heart and soul.

Justin ❤️❤️

Sep 26, 2020
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Rig worker
by: Anonymous

Barry Peterson was his name and he was an engineer on a rig in the Persian gulf. He was divorced with a son in boarding school and he had a dog named tiffany and a cat named pluffy.

I met him in smule & quickly gave me his whatsapp number & from there he told me to go to hangouts, and he sent me photos of himself & his animals. He was very fast at his undying love for me but I come from a tough part of Glasgow & not easily conned. I even told him about other men that had tried to scam me and that they were all single dads with high powered jobs & all worked abroad but lived in the USA & all fell on hard times short term & had no family to help.

His answer to me was that he was honest & straight to the point lol, and the first time he asked me for $3000 to replace a part for his machine he needed to finish his 6weeks contract, I played along and he gave me banking details to send the money.

I told him my bank stopped the transfer as it was a scam and he told me to leave the bank immediately, and then a few weeks later he asked for $1500 as his friend could give him the other half. I told him I had no money as the money I was using wasn't mine, and then covid-19 happened, all the while he was sending me songs calling me his wifey and saying he wanted to marry me as he never thought he would meet & fall in love again etc.

But he kept on insisting he was honest & truthful lol, sending love poems texting me several times a day & night, and after a few months he asked me if I could help his son Michael, who was alone with his teacher in the boarding school & he need $1000.

I told him we were in lockdown & the banks were closed so he asked if I had PayPal and when I questioned him about all this money he was needing to borrow he got upset & said he couldn't cope with the stress of being stuck on the rig & not being able to be there for his son.

I asked him why he couldn't transfer money to his son through online banking and he didnt like that, and I noticed that whenever I questioned him about anything he would just ignore it & let it go over his head. Everyday his conversation was either about what I had to eat or did I sleep well or how was my family doing that day.

One day I asked him for a real time photo & he said he had to get permission for that from his employer however I insisted & he sent one that looked like a huge metal dome he was under & told me he had to sneak it in for me to see. He did do a video call to me & although I could see him clearly I couldn't hear him.

I asked him why did he not have insurance for his machine and he said he had just bought it and had gotten a loan & borrowed $30,000 for this contract that would give him enough money to retire if he wanted to. He had an answer for everything and I said it was strange not to have some sort of guarantee for a machine that was brand new, and then a while after that he asked me to help his son Michael who apparently knew all about me & couldn't wait to meet me & Michael not having any friends or relatives to depend on as his mother was cruel to him.

Then the final straw was after several months of texting he told me he was finally getting off the rig & there was a crisis flight to the UK & he was booked on it but there was a snag, and he wasn't getting paid till he signed off on his contract but he needed to pay for his flight immediately & could I give him $3,000 just until he got here!!!

I said no & that was the catalyst to cancel our relationship & he didn't want a relationship with someone who doesn't support him lol. My answer was I didn't want a relationship with someone that was costing me a small fortune & that was the last I heard from him and that was 2 weeks ago.

He is still in hangouts so be aware ladies men should never ask you for money or fall madly in love with you in a very short space of time and if that happens tell them you know about their scam!!!!!!!

Sep 26, 2020
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He tried it, but Jesus said NO
by: Anonymous

He tried it with me a few days ago, but I was on to him from the start because those pictures on his Instagram are fake as hell. And I told him I suspect that he is a cat fish, but he gave me a few days and came back into my chats. After reading all the atrocities he's done I have blocked him.

Sep 26, 2020
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Rick price
by: Anonymous

Further to my previous comment regarding this character. Latest message is his equipment has failed and he is waiting to hear how much it will cost to repair. So the next message will probably be can I have some money. The email he is using is

officialrick03@gmail.com

Watch out for this guy

Thank you for this site [ED: you are welcome]

Sep 25, 2020
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Stefan MArtin
by: Anonymous

Watch out. He' good. Several of these guys on Wordzee. Claims he lives in Washington, Single dad with daughter, pictures and all. Divorced, from Germany, even went so far as to say he was an orphan. Never could produce viable facts. Get a huge contract, goes to Scotland, 2 weeks in to his job his machinery breaks down and for some reason his wallet was stolen at the airport.

I'm the only one that can help him. Bull^*&*&%. Went so far as to actually pose to be his daughter and sent me an email. Load of crap. Just don;t chat in word games girls. Your first clue is they can't spell over 3 or 4 letter words.

Sep 25, 2020
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Re Eriksen Scott Gleeson
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about this man it sounds like my scammer but he is going by a different name again and he has so many alias I have stopped counting. If this is the one that i am thinking of he told me he over drafted and they closed that bank account out and he had to open another one up at a different bank when he got off the rig but he could not work because he was ill but he had to go on the rig to get his check ya right.

I just wish they would catch him once and for all. I hope you kept all emails and phone numbers and any receipts if you sent money and names of mules if you sent to them also. The more you have info wise the better. This will help if you go to the police or FBI

Sep 25, 2020
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Rick price
by: Anonymous

Anyone know of him? Befriended me on Instagram and we started chatting and very soon he was saying he was a contractor on an oil rig about to win a $15,000,000 contract. He later revealed he was divorced and had a 5 bedrooms house, 2 high-end cars and a dog called Max.

Ok why would you reveal that to a total stranger? Soon after he was telling me he thought I was beautiful and I looked 30. I'm 71 and look it! I knew I was being scammed. He has now flown from California to the oil rig in Sicily but before going was going to give the cars a long run before putting them into storage.

At the time there had been a 4.6 earthquake and fires were raging along the area he was supposed to be in. No mention of it despite me asking if he was ok. I was going to cut and block him at this stage. He asked if I would give him my email address and I've set up one specially for him. Today after an exhausting trip of 28 hours and a boat trip to the rig - don't they transfer workers by helicopter - he sent me a video on him on a boat in the rain -I checked out the weather were he supposed to be its sunny with a little cloud.

As an after thought he has asked if he could have his dog sent over to me (UK) so he can come to me after the big payout and have Max waiting for him too. He has constantly sentiments and endorsements of love. I am now just waiting for him to ask if I would sent money to the vet to arrange transport for the dog!

I might be 71 but not stupid. I'm having a bit of fun with him as he thinks I'm a rich, animal and old biddy. Watch this space

Sep 25, 2020
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Christopher Moris or Morris
by: Anonymous

Requested to follow me on Instagram. DM'd for a couple of days, then asked me get WhatsApp & we continued to text on that. Professed love after about 1 week. Sent very warm & romantic emails.
Called me a couple of times on WhatsApp.

Says he's a engineer/contractor. Was leaving for an oil rig near Oslo for 1 month. 3 weeks into the month an accident happened & one guy was severely injured as well as him.

After the "accident" he started requesting money, first 18k, then asked me to help him get a loan, then 3000 usd, then 2000 usd, then asking for anything I could give. I gave nothing.

Today he told me the worker died & he had to pay for the funeral & transport body to U.S.

Be careful!

Sep 25, 2020
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Ray Casey /Mark J.
by: Anonymous

These guys really think you are dumb or desperate. Ray wanted me to give him my bank account information so that the oil company could deposit $50K to have his machine replaced. When I told him that I would open a separate account, he got really upset and said that the oil company changed their minds since it took too long to get my bank information, and I talking less than an hour.

His second attempt was for me to send a front & back picture of my debit card so that he could see if it was like his late wife's card which he somehow was able to get money from her account even if she didn't have it in her account.

I told him that I was born at night but not last night. Although, I was gullible to send him & his so called daughter about $2000 worth of Steam and Amazon cards, I was not about to give him unlimited access to my bank account.

On a couple of occasions, he said that the store sold me used cards, yeah right! I googled the card information and it had been used at a upscaled store or restaurant in the UK while he was supposed to be in the Gulf of Mexico. I think he used 2 aliases, because one of the transactions was to another person I was playing Scrabble Go with.

So, one scammer may have multiple identities. Be careful ladies. My guy was a very good sweet talker with a lot of game!

Sep 25, 2020
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re: oil rig contractor 09.24.20 new
by: Anonymous

I couldn't find a footprint for my scammer at first. Very believable. I only found out the proof I needed after my money was gone. Please please please be very careful. I don't want to shatter dreams. This was my reality. He still has not showed up and never will after repeated promises to do so.

It may not be money that is being sought after. You may be being recruited. If you are here at this website, there is a reason for it.

Please trust your gut instincts and intuition.

Sep 25, 2020
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RE: Oil rig contractor
by: Anonymous

Please block him immediately.

He doesn’t love you. He is good at mind games and is only after your money. You will end up heartbroken and financially ruined.

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

Sep 24, 2020
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Oil rig contractor
by: Anonymous

This guy found me on Facebook, claimed he is a oil rig contractor currently in Turkey, wife died in car accident 4 years ago. Ready for new life and fell for me deeply. Everything just sounds too good to be true but I have no proof he is a scammer.

He has been sending poems, songs, sweet talk everyday for two months. We have been chatting like 1-2 hours everyday ever since. We did one short video chat but was cut off coz " bad reception on offshore". His English is better than me even though I have a Doctorate degree but English is still my second language. I have offered him iTunes card, money for air ticket and send him a gift. He keeps turning me down on these offers and said all he needs is my love.

I am just waiting for him to either show up soon once he finishes the project or he starts to ask for money so I can block him immediately.

Sep 24, 2020
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Biggles
by: Anonymous

Hi there thankyou for the information mate pure legend!

Sep 24, 2020
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ERIKSEN SCOTT GLEESON
by: Anonymous

I thought I was smarter than that, to be scammed, when my gut was telling me the whole time, I got sucked in and has financially screwed me up!

His name above, met on words with friends, soon to whatsapp viber and hangouts, email, says he is construction engineer, in Taiwan, from Boston Massachusetts couldn't access his bank account, cause wrote large check, last contract before he retires, daughter Molly, dog Xena, Molly 13 in boarding school, looked after by Nanny, VoIP phone numbers

+19782722862 Groton Massachusetts
+19252321641 California
+19377192077 Ohio

Daughter school fees & had accident with hospital Bill. I even questioned him about health insurance

Phone plan said sprint, I even rang to pay, no such number!... Der!

Machine broke

Red flags hey so many that I ignored!!
Fake license
Fake passport
Fake boarding pass

Last one was he had an accident on the way to the airport and sent an email as the doctor with photo of him. I found the same pic on the net, so yep huge realisation I had been scammed that it was real. He wanted me to pay his bill. Oh and phone plan again. Yeah No way.

PLEASE STAY SAFE LADIES, So many scammers I always said it was to good to be true.

Has anyone contacted passport fraud and the Fbi?

Sep 24, 2020
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Re: Thanks, OneThirdCultureKid
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi,Anonymous,

You're most welcome and power to you for refusing to meet up with this scammer. :-)

Sep 23, 2020
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More Kevin B Follow Up
by: Biggles777

Hello

Some more follow up on a few of the points Kevin B has raised. Thanks to the Editor for a new page that highlights some of the mistakes Nigerian romance scammers make.

In the link below are text exchanges on Hangouts I experienced mostly with oil rig scammers. Some are hard to believe and others I've not shared yet.

This shows their mistakes and how even if the most simple questions are asked they can get it wrong.

Doesn't matter if it is a 19 year old or an organised group. They all slip up when asked.

Additionally there are some fake ID's used in oil rig scams attached to the page. These too have errors which are highlighted.

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-romance-scam-mistakes-always-ask-questions.html


Sep 23, 2020
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To Good To Be True
by: Anonymous

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

About 1 week in he said he loved me! 2 weeks in asked for an emergency deposit to his account since his daughter was sick. I dropped him. He sent many pictures and was extremely handsome. The banter was really fun until the extreme push for a wire transfer.

Be careful!

Sep 23, 2020
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James Harry Off shire Engineer for Tullow oil company
by: Anonymous

I started talking to Mr. James for two days telling me that his wife had died at childbirth of his second child that he had a son that was 15 over in Australia coming to be a surgeon. We had good conversations for two days and then he said All of my assets have been frozen because I was scammed and I can’t get to my money to send my son for his books and tuition for school.

I played along at that time and asked him how much money do you need. He said 1000 would do and he was so appreciative I then asked him where to send it and he gave me an address in California and when I asked why California and not Australia he told me that’s where his nanny lives and she is there right now taking care.

I have her sick husband and will go back to Australia when he’s well. I then proceeded to tell him I was from the FBI and he flipped on me and then I Blocked him so ladies beware the picture he sent me was that of a very nice looking man that I know he’s stolen his ID

Sep 23, 2020
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Thanks OneThirdCultureKid
by: Anonymous

I have no intentions to meet up with this guy! I don't know if his obsession with me is real or if he wants to control me, either way, I'm not that girl! I filed a report with the police to be on the safe side.

Sep 23, 2020
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Biggles777,

Thanks for the helpful tips on how to protect our data from romance scammers. I agree that they target both single women and widows and since 2018, I've deleted and blocked more of them on Twitter and Fitbit.

I've even noticed how unwilling they are to answer questions that women ask them, such as "What is your son's name?" "Is there an embassy or consulate in (enter name of country) you can go to for help?", etc.

Thanks again. :-)

Sep 23, 2020
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Re: Blackmail
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 22, 2020
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Blackmail
by: Anonymous

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

How do you handle someone like that?

Sep 22, 2020
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Raising awareness
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeffry Paul

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

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

Good luck and God Bless. - Gentleman K

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

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

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

Sep 20, 2020
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Smooth Romantic Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 20, 2020
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Kelvin Scott
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Asks you to chat on Hangouts or WhatsApp

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

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

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

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

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

8. Wants you to continue to send pictures of yourself

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take care everybody and stay safe!

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

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

PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THESE SCAMS!!!

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

Please be cautious!

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

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

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

Be careful!

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

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

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

Please check after my post is accepted.

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

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

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

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

You folks are demonstrating a great service to all here.

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

NOT BECAUSE THE OIL RIG MANAGEMENT says one hour max.

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

Stay safe folks.

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

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

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

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

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

Check out my posts with pictures.

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

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

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

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

Sep 18, 2020
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To Biggles777
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 18, 2020
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Confused
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

Sep 18, 2020
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RE: Confused
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 17, 2020
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Confused
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 17, 2020
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Kevin B. Response
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Sep 17, 2020
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Funds recovery
by: Anonymous

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

Sep 17, 2020
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Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Sep 16, 2020
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Thomas Morris
by: Anonymous

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

Sep 16, 2020
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Kevin B. Response
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If this is not enough keep reading other submissions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I before E. Intelligence before Emotion.

Kevin B
Whittier Ca
GentlemanK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Hello

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

You can see who they are at the link below;

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

And

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

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

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

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

Sep 14, 2020
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Michael's story
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 14, 2020
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Update: Alex Hughes
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

He in fact lives in London and this is his address

***a Sangley road Catford London se6 2jt

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

Sep 14, 2020
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Lawson wei peng
by: Anonymous

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

contractoreengineer45@gmail.com

Don’t send money to Him.

Never send money to strangers.

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

I found this fake profile on LinkedIn.

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

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

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

Hello,

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

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

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

Sep 12, 2020
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Chang wei look alike
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Sep 12, 2020
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Marine Engineer from California
by: Anonymous

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

Just blocking him you will be glad you did.

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

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

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

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

Sep 12, 2020
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Connor Walsh
by: Anonymous

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

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

Be careful.

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 10, 2020
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Micke Andersson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Sep 09, 2020
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Engineer scam
by: Anonymous

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

Watch out for him!

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

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

Sep 09, 2020
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Oil rig
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 09, 2020
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Mark Miller
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 07, 2020
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Jeffrey petroleum engineer scam
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 07, 2020
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Martin Laurent
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

I'm actually heartbroken.

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

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

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

Guess where the love of my life is.

LAGOS NIGERIA!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Everything he tells you is rubbish!!

Sep 06, 2020
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Raymond Martinez
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay away from this guy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 06, 2020
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RE: Instagram
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Sep 06, 2020
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Instagram
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Sep 05, 2020
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Gary Fredrick
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever been contacted by a gary fredrick?

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

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

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

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

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

Email from eng-equipments.com

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

Sep 04, 2020
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POF
by: Anonymous

Anyone see him on POF as Jeffrey?

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

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

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

Sep 04, 2020
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Re: Nigerian Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Sep 03, 2020
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Nigerian SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 01, 2020
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Richard Giovanni
by: Anonymous

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

Sep 01, 2020
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Assistance please.
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Has anyone met up with this creep?

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

Hello

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

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

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

Aug 31, 2020
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Steve Marcus
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Please be careful.

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

Thank you Biggles 777.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good Luck

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 29, 2020
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help
by: Anonymous

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

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

Please let me know if any one has talked to him

Aug 29, 2020
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Malware?
by: Biggles777

Hello

If I understand I am talking with 2 different women.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 28, 2020
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Malware?
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 28, 2020
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Malware? - Biggles
by: Anonymous

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

How do I check for malware?

Aug 27, 2020
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Help Please
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 27, 2020
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Help please
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

I appreciate your help.

Aug 27, 2020
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Daniel Oliver
by: Anonymous

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

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

Change all your logins and passwords!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay clear of this smooth operator!!!

Aug 26, 2020
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Joe Wilson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Anyone come across this guy?

Aug 25, 2020
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Jeremy Jason Petes
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 25, 2020
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Calling out a scammer
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

This sounds like a stolen identity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck.

Aug 25, 2020
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Daniel oliver
by: Anonymous

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

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

Aug 24, 2020
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Daniel Oliver?
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Run before your bank and heart are emptied

Aug 24, 2020
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Eric Jeff William
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

Aug 24, 2020
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Calling out a scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Aug 24, 2020
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Florida man
by: Anonymous

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

Aug 24, 2020
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Help please
by: Anonymous

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

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

Aug 23, 2020
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Song prefect
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who knows this name?:

Aug 22, 2020
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Lucas Fredrik Jakob
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

It will tell you all you need to know.

Aug 22, 2020
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Dr Paul Kennedy
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

Have a look at this link I found on Quora

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

The article starts with this quote;

Are there UN doctors in Syria?

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

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

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

Good luck

Aug 22, 2020
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Dr Paul Kennedy
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 20, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Aug 20, 2020
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Not Who You Desire
by: Anonymous

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

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

Aug 20, 2020
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oil rig in Germany
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Aug 20, 2020
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Donald Gilbert
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Aug 19, 2020
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Songs Sent
by: Anonymous

Well must be same guy

HE SAID PERFECT IS OUR SONG

BOY I COULD TELL YOU STUFF

BE CARFUL NO MONEY LEFT

HE SUDDENLY DROPS YOU

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

PERFECT by Ed

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

Aug 19, 2020
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Charles Porter
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

People how bowed to a all time low.

Be safe

Aug 19, 2020
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Songs Sent
by: Anonymous

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

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

Thought the looser was a Cowboy.

Aug 18, 2020
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Charles Porter Shell Oil
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

Aug 18, 2020
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MARTIN LURENT
by: Anonymous

If he has any excuse and asks for money:

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

HEART AND FINANCES

HE DOES NOT LOVE YOU
ITS MONEY THATS HIS LOVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"We would talk tonight"

Any one else notice odd expressions??

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


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



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

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

Aug 17, 2020
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Peterson Gaz Coleman
by: Anonymous

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

Aug 17, 2020
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Scrabble Go
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Right?? Now I have new lingerie.

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

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

Learned a lesson.

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

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

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

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

As of today he & my money are gone.

Aug 17, 2020
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Got Me!
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 16, 2020
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Luis Marcus
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Aug 16, 2020
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James Benson Ajax
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 16, 2020
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Dating sites
by: Anonymous

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

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

Aug 15, 2020
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Martin Laurent
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Aug 15, 2020
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Scrabble Go scammers
by: Anonymous

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

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

Lessons learned the hard way!

Aug 15, 2020
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Scammer?
by: Anonymous

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

Aug 15, 2020
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Dating sites
by: Anonymous

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

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

Aug 14, 2020
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Got me!
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Aug 14, 2020
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Antoniojesse21
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 14, 2020
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Mike Change lee
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 13, 2020
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REVERSE IMAGE SEARCH
by: Anonymous

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

My daughter said go to : tineye.com

Check out those phony photos ladies!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sad girl in California .

Aug 11, 2020
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Dating sites
by: Anonymous

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

Their logo and approach is the same wherever they are!

Aug 11, 2020
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Paul Dacian
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Beware

Aug 10, 2020
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Oil rig slammer Peter
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Aug 10, 2020
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Mike foster
by: Anonymous

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

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

Aug 08, 2020
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Do you know
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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


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David L Wedgeworth
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Aug 07, 2020
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James Richard
by: Anonymous

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

Aug 06, 2020
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Anthony Goodman
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Beware ladies

Aug 06, 2020
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George Edwin
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Aug 06, 2020
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BITCOINS
by: Anonymous

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

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

BITCOINS
GIFT CARDS
MONEY GRAM

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


THEY ARE SCAMMING YOU

Aug 06, 2020
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Bitcoins
by: Anonymous

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

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

Drop this scammer ASAP.

Aug 06, 2020
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Bit coin scans
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 05, 2020
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BARKING DOG
by: Anonymous

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

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

They care only for what they can steal from
You.

Be safe Please.

Aug 05, 2020
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Mike Foster
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

These engineers don't have other family members.

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

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

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

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

Thank you!!!

Aug 03, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Aug 02, 2020
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Update: William Jackson
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

Edit 2 weeks later

Him: Good morning

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

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

Lucrative
Earning
Little investments

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

Aug 02, 2020
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Stringing mine along
by: Anonymous

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

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

Jul 31, 2020
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Information
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Yup all the stories are the same.

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

Jul 31, 2020
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

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

Jul 31, 2020
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Donald Gilbert
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 30, 2020
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James Morrison
by: Anonymous

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

Jul 30, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

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

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

Jul 30, 2020
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Alexlanford
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Jul 29, 2020
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3 more scammer names
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s get these losers and shut them down.

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

Website Blocked By Trend Micro Maximum Security

Dangerous Page

Threat Type: Scam
Address: [Edit]

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

Please close this page

[Edit]

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

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

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

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

URL now: Dangerous[Edit]

Deceptive site ahead

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

[Edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 28, 2020
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REVERSE IMAGE SEARCH
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 28, 2020
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Dont get fished in
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God bless.

Jul 28, 2020
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WhatsApp and Hangouts
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

2: You'll receive an email like this;

Security alert

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

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

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

3: Then another email

Security alert

Google [Edit]

Recovery phone was changed [Insert your Gmail address]

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

Check activity [Link]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WhatsApp numbers were exchanged on WWF and texting began.

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

Why? I had never called them.

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

It failed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 27, 2020
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Pay
by: Biggles777

Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 27, 2020
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PAY
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 26, 2020
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Logan Carter
by: Anonymous

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

Jul 25, 2020
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RYAN HUNSKER
by: Anonymous

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

Jul 25, 2020
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Whattsapp and hangouts
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Hello

Another one.

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

Chevron don't employ either man.

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

Jul 25, 2020
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CilonsSweetlife on WWF
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

Jul 25, 2020
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NEW INFO Daniel Anderson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Jul 24, 2020
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NEW INFO Daniel Anderson
by: Anonymous

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

Jul 24, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

Jul 24, 2020
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Scam oil well engineer
by: Anonymous

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

Used the name Harry Nockman dob Jan 26

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

Jul 23, 2020
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Miles Robert LinkedIn
by: Anonymous

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

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. THOSE LOSERS ARE VERY SMART

Jul 23, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 23, 2020
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Oil people
by: Millie Labia

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

Jul 23, 2020
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Collins Hughes
by: Jane

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

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

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

Jul 22, 2020
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Photos of Daniel Anderson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Jul 22, 2020
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Re: Daniel Anderson
by: Anonymous

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

Jul 22, 2020
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Re: Daniel Anderson
by: Anonymous

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

And

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

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

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

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

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

More that aren't oil rig scammers but Nigerian;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 22, 2020
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ENI Spa Marine Engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

Jul 22, 2020
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More Scams On Site
by: Anonymous

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

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

Jul 22, 2020
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Daniel Anderson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Jul 21, 2020
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Daniel Anderson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 20, 2020
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John Huston 3110
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Jul 20, 2020
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Scam
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let me know if you'd like the images posted.

Jul 20, 2020
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John Houston
by: Anonymous

If wife and kids died in accident.

DONT WASTE YOUR HEART ON HIM

HE IS A SCAMMER.THEY DONT LOVE ANYTHING EXCEPT YOUR MONEY.

Jul 20, 2020
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Gilbert Helmuth Payne
by: Anonymous

Gilbert has a profile on LinkedIn that states he works for a company called Oseberg. When I contacted that company, they said LinkedIn will let anyone say that they work for a company even when they don’t.

They have never heard of Gilbert Helmuth Payne. The company in question can’t have the fake profile removed.

So anyone can create a LinkedIn account and say that they work for a company even when they do not.

Jul 20, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Has any one talked to a john huston3110. I have been talking to him. He says he is 57 years old and he hasn't ask me for anything and he says he runs underline cable and will be done at the end of July.

He says he is from Florida and says his wife and daughter was killed by a drunk driver so if anyone has talked to him please let me know before I get to serious

Jul 19, 2020
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Photo album
by: Anonymous

Is there a photo album on here of the pics they are using? If so, how do I find it?

ED: use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Jul 19, 2020
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Gilbert Helmuth Payne
by: Anonymous

His pictures can be found at www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Jul 19, 2020
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Tony Armstrong’s picture
by: Anonymous

I don’t know how to. If you could help that would be great.

Jul 19, 2020
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Tony Armstrong’s picture
by: Anonymous

Could you post it on the website?

Jul 19, 2020
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Tony Armstrong
by: Anonymous

To anonymous asking me if I have a picture of Tony Armstrong. Yes I do have a picture.

Jul 18, 2020
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Mark Robert and Gilbert Helmuth
by: Anonymous

To the person who left the message that Gilbert might be Tony Armstrong- would you recognize his picture? Gilbert said he’s from Utah and his wife and older daughter were killed in a car accident five years ago. He has a younger daughter who is 16 who is currently living with her nanny in Texas. His daughter suffered trauma and was in a residential facility until it closed due to Covid.

Is there a picture of Tony Armstrong anywhere?
Gilbert did video Skype me once from inside the oil rig for a couple of seconds so I almost believe him. But not quite. Still hasn’t asked me for any money

Jul 17, 2020
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Mark Robert and Gilbert Helmuth
by: Anonymous

Ladies talking to Mark Robert, sounds like my scammer, Kelvin Marion, Kelvin James, Kelvin Alex Richard, on an oil rig in Alaska, daughter 16 years old in boarding school, name Jenny, her birthday is July 10th. Asked me to send her a gift card from "us", and order a cake.

I refused. We had words. He still loves me though and can’t wait to come home the end of this month so we can all be together. Scammer.
The lady talking to Gilbert Helmuth sounds like Tony Armstrong, wife and daughter died in a car accident, adopted daughter lives with his sister. He designs for oil rigs. He travels a lot, be careful, he’s a scammer too.

Jul 17, 2020
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Pictures of scammers
by: Anonymous

Is there one page where you can see pictures of these scammers?

ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Jul 17, 2020
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Gilbert Helmuth Payne
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Gilbert Helmuth Payne. He said he was not on Facebook because he had been hacked. He has the same story as most of the other scammers – wife and daughter killed in a car crash, another daughter in boarding school. He has an asked for anything. Just wondering if anyone’s heard of him.

Jul 17, 2020
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I think i have a scammer
by: Linda

He goes by the name Mark Robert and he tells me he has a son 16 going on 17 and he is a widower also on a off shore oil rig then he tells me he loves me in three days and after a few days of chatting in hangouts he says he isnt able to do video chat but he'll try to sneak it.

Next day comes and he video chats me except no voice and he said he didnt want anyone to hear him. He sent me pictures and he looked the same. Now he tells me his son's birthday is July 10 and he is 15 going on 16 and in boarding school. Now im waiting and already know he is going to ask, sure enough he tells me his son's teacher contacted him that he has to pay 1,300 dollars because of online classes.

Here in New York online classes are free. He said one of his colleagues could help with 300 and asked me for the remaining about when i said i couldnt. He had gotten so mad with me the hurtful things he said. After all that now he says his subscription is out meaning nothing left for the internet? Now he is asking me for a steam card isnt it stream? So he is able to communicate with me on the internet. I had one scammer before and i was suckered into getting him one of those cards. Im not doing that again. I found this site after and i thank you for making it clear to me.

Jul 17, 2020
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Bank
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about their bank account what I would do is go to your bank and explain what is going on and close out that account. Open a new account. I had something similar happen to me but what I did was I kept changing my passwords and my user name so my scammer could never get into my account like he wanted but I did get in trouble with the bank because the money that he was put in it was stolen funds but they all got their money back.

Just be careful so you don't end up getting charged with money laundering.

Jul 16, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

He says call Hugo Williams, he’s the scammer and then disappeared. He begins to present the project and send you some money and then asks for this money 💰 back. They use the iTunes and wire trader. It’s a network of scammers. I lost my savings money 💵

Jul 16, 2020
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More Scams Available on Site
by: Biggles777

Hello

As this thread is for oil rig scams I've posted them here. I have come across other scams too and posted them elsewhere on this site.

Military
UN Doctors
United Way doctors
COVID-19 scams
Instrumentation Engineer scam
Dubai Royal Family scam
Gold and Diamond mining

All have photos and every form of payment from wire transfer, banking and Bitcoin. About 5 also have pictures of the actual scammer. Others they admit to being Nigerian.

All are available at the link below and I made an effort to point out red flags, errors and how they try and hide money in some.

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html#INV

Note to ED: Thank you and your team for your tireless efforts in helping me to post all these. It is really appreciated


ED: You are welcome, and on behalf of all the people who view and benefit from the information you have provided on this website, a huge thank you for the tireless hours, personal risk and financial cost you endure in order to educate and help victims and potential victims of these ruthless scammers

Jul 16, 2020
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Follow up on Robert Anderson
by: Anonymous

Have been able to identify and notify the gentlemen whose photo he used on Facebook when he asked me to be his friend! He also used the gentlemen's daughters photo, 10 years old! I am sure that there are more than one scammer that talks to me on Hangouts as Robert Anderson!

One speaks English fairly well and the other has broken English! I pushed for a FaceTime or Messenger contact to verify his identity as the same person as his photo but he only offered me a Video cam after appealing to the captain of the ship for special permission because his wife was worried about him! I told him no thanks as that video cam would prove nothing!

He became very irritated. Spiraled downward then and I have removed gmail and hangouts from my phone! Been talking since July 2nd and he has me convinced after about 2 days that he was in love and planning to come to NC to meet me when his contract was complete Aug 5!

Ladies, they are everywhere out there. But, I identified his photo thru reverse imaging!

So stay safe and quit accepting those friend requests on Facebook!

Jul 15, 2020
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Oil rig scammer name William Manson
by: Anonymous

Anyone have this phone number + 48 32 746 68 46 from Poland as an oil rig scammer. Watch out for this number.

He uses many different names and email addresses like

Williamanson@gmail.com or

Williamanson@yahoo.com

Jul 15, 2020
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Brian Thurston
by: Anonymous

Definitely ALL of the hallmarks of being a scammer. They can use ANY app as long as he has internet connection so that's a lie. The blurry pic with no voice and his excuse is common.

Read the posts below and you will see others with those same lies in common. They always say they are on their last contract or such and then they will be with you.

Cut it off now!

Jul 15, 2020
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Jake Anderson
by: Anonymous

BEWARE of Jake Anderson. His picture is that of an United States Representative. I have contacted the representative to make him aware of this situation.

JAKE ANDERSON IS A SCAMMER!

Jul 15, 2020
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Am I being scammed..?
by: Lisa

I began chatting to a guy who goes by the name of Brian Thurston from Wolverhampton. We began chatting on Tinder, swapped numbers, chatted on WhatsApp for a while. Then he told me he was an oil rig worker & was off to start his last contract in Yemen for 2 months & 3 weeks. He asked me to download skype so he could prove who he looked like in his photos.

Then asked me to download google hangouts as this was our only means of communication once he left for Yemen last Saturday.

There has been no mention of money - yet - or love, just flirtatious chat & a possible promise of sharing each other’s lives when he returns if we continue to stay in touch whilst he’s away & everything goes well. His ex wife is in rehab & his daughter only lives with him when he’s not at sea.

He Skyped before he left but the picture was very blurry & he never spoke. When I challenged this, he said he hated photo calls. Since he had been away, he has sent me a photo of him in a captains uniform on a rig which he says was taken 2 years ago. It looks like him, just different hair colour as he’s more grey now.

Does anyone know this guy & if he’s legit or lying? I’ve asked him to Skype & he says he had no mobile as it’s not allowed but only has his desktop for communication.

I’d be happy to hear any info anyone may have before things escalate.

Thanks.

Jul 14, 2020
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Mike Foster
by: Clara

Ladies, be careful out there!! Started chatting to this Mike Foster on Tinder, 46 gorgeous looking, too good to be true, salt and pepper hair, dark eyes, sleeve tattoo on watch arm!! He says he is French and living in Manchester, working on an oil rig in the north sea!!Divorced 3 years, no kids because it never happened!!! He has a beard/goatee in photos and has a French accent but doesn't sound right as its more French/African!!!

Chatted after on WhatsApp, then Skype cause of oil rig rules!!! He called via video call but was so blurred I knew it was a scam, played along with it for a bit, he was going to marry me after 3 days!! Asked him to send a photo of himself right now and he did and a few minutes later I asked for same photo but with his shoe on his head, haha got him.

Apparently I'm an old bitch. He is a scammer in the making!!!

Jul 14, 2020
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Lucas Handy Oil Rig Contractor Capp Petroleum
by: Biggles777

Hello

Lucas Handy says he works on an oil rig for Capp Petroleum in Berlin Germany. What a shame that company hasn't produced a barrel of oil since 2015. In my time I've been to Berlin more than once and the only gas available was at gas stations with not an oil rig in sight.

If I am told a story like that it will not end well for them. I trip him up on his lies and he admits to being " lemy kester" in his 30's from Nigeria.

Thanks to the editor for creating a page with photos of the scammer you can have a read at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/lucas-handy-oil-rig-contractor-capp-petroleum.html

Jul 14, 2020
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Kelvin
by: Anonymous

Kelvin Marion, Kelvin James, Kelvin Alex Richard, same person, changing/adding names. Same story, oil rig, widower, daughter 15, name Jenny. Scammer

Jul 13, 2020
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Fred Vilgot
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Fred Vilgot, He is a scammer!

Jul 13, 2020
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Linda
by: CheriAnonymous

I would like too see the photoes you have of this guy because I’m also talking to a guy on Hangouts and it seems just like the same one I’m talking too. So please email me please at Cheri.katynski@gmail.com

It just seems like too many guys are widows with young kids in boarding school.

Jul 13, 2020
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Thankyou Biggles777
by: Anonymous

I for one are very thankful for all the hours work you put into these scammers Biggles777. It makes great reading and is very informative on what to watch out for.

I’m sure many others on here get a lot of information out of your posts.

Thanks Biggles777 for all you do

Cheers

Jul 13, 2020
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Scammer - Erick Jorgen Karl - Karl Consult
by: Anonymous

Another scammer - Erick says he is Norwegian and lives in San Jose. Currently working at an oil rig in Gulf Of Mexico.3 weeks in glad I acted on my instinct!

Approached me on LInkedin

Jul 12, 2020
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David Minc aka David Meachel ExxonMobil Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

If you meet these people they'll take a lot from you. This is 2 pages thanks to the Editor to cover a scam that goes for months. They're persistent and what starts as though talking to a kid in Lagos ends up leaving you thinking you're talking to a real oil rig worker.

In part 1 I trip them up on all they say and send;

1: They use Lagos slang
2: Send a fake oil contract
3: Have 2 different names
4: A fake Italian Identification card
5: They don't know what WTI is

I highlight all the faults in them

In part 2 they try to trip my alias on oil, being a scam and soon it all settles down. They correct me on Italian spelling and then a storm hits and he needs $45,000.

What a shame I wasn't trying to trip them up at the end and they thought Sienna was a movie and not an Italian city.

You can learn a lot from these two pages, how to pick a fake contract and ID which are attached and I hope you have a read;

https://www.watchforscams.com/david-minc-aka-david-meachel-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor.html

https://www.watchforscams.com/david-minc-aka-david-meachel-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor1.html

Not all the mistakes they made are presented as I don't want them learning from them if they read these pages.

Note to Editor: I think these deserve a rating to appear in your menu as it is the best oil rig scam I've seen

Jul 12, 2020
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OMG Andrea M. Lewis
by: Anonymous

For over a month now I have texted with this very handsome man with eyes like the rarest Light blue crystal eyes. He requested to be a friend on my FB and I accepted. The next thing I knew he sent me a wave to say hi. Then he was on my messenger saying hello by text on there.

We chatted back and forth for a few days and then he asked me to sign up on another site ???? I asked him why, and he answered it's easier. Well, I tried but couldn't figure it out (Not that savvy on computers) so, he said he would text me on messages. He fell in love with me (so he said) instantly. His wife had Passed away 5 years ago from cancer and has a daughter who just turned 15, her name is Melissa, and she's in a Boarding School.

He's an Oil rig contractor and just on the last leg of his contract, then he and his daughter which he referred to as (OUR) daughter were coming to live with me for awhile, but pretty much insisted on buying us a nice Big home.

I told him I love my Cottage, and my first home that I bought since my divorce 11 years ago. I'm a Minister and he read my profile so obviously he knew that. OMG he said the most beautiful things any woman prays to hear but my daughters were very frightened for me when I shared the good news that after all these years alone, I was getting married.

They said MOM Watch Catfish on Netflicks and I Was Shocked to find his photos on a face search and I copied the photos and sent them to him. I was crushed but now I know to be very careful and if it seems to good to be true it isn't.

Like we don't have enough going on on this Planet !!!

Jul 12, 2020
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Habert Keri
by: Anonymous

Nigerian scammer! +1 (281) 595-9018 +1 (346) 200-2129

Habert Keri 41 years old don't trust him he is a Nigerian guy.

Jul 11, 2020
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I think I have a scammer
by: Linda

He goes by the name Mark Robert and he tells me he has a son 16 going on 17 and he is a widower also on an off-shore oil rig then he tells me he loves me in three days. A few days of chatting in hangouts and he says he isnt able to do video chat but he'll try to sneak it. Next day comes and he video chats me except no voice and he said he didnt want anyone to hear him.

He sent me pictures and he looked the same. Now he tells me his son's birthday is July 10 and he is 15 going on 16 and in boarding school. Now im waiting and already knowing he is going to ask, sure enough he tells me his son's teacher contacted him that he has to pay 1,300 dollars because of online classes. Here in New York online classes are free.

He said one of his colleagues could help with 300 and asked me for the remaining about when i said i couldn't. He had gotten so mad with me and the hurtful things he said. After all that now he says his subscription is out meaning nothing left for the internet? Now he is asking me for a steam card isnt it stream? So he is able to communicate with me on the internet.

I had one scammer before and I was suckered into getting him one of those cards. Im not doing that again. I found this site after and I thank you for making it clear to me.

Jul 11, 2020
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Jeremy Knight
by: Anonymous

Also is Kelvin Marion, James Kelvin, on an oil rig in Alaska, 15 year old daughter named Jenny. In boarding school from Chicago. Nice looking man, white hair. Says he’s 61.

SCAMMER!!!

Kelvin Marion261@gmail.com

Jul 11, 2020
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James hutto
by: Anonymous

Have been chatting since may 2020. On a oil rig in the gulf of mexico. He asked me for $5000 dollars for payment for oil barrels from China to the rig.

Have seen some one else has been in touch. As from today 11 July 2020. Told him it was a scam and said good by.

I am from the UK. His phone number _+1712577625

Jul 11, 2020
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Jeremy Knight
by: Anonymous

Jeremy Knight works on an oil rig in Alaska. Wife deceased. Has young daughter. From Chicago, IL.

Jul 10, 2020
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GIFT CARDS
by: Anonymous

IF THEY ASK FOR GIFT CARDS YOU ARE DEALING
WITH A SCAMMER. YOU ARE FEEDING THIS CORRUPT
CRIME. HE IS LIAR

Jul 10, 2020
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Two identities stolen
by: Anonymous

I've been following what I suspected was a scammer for 7 weeks. He'd taken the photos of a cruise line captain and the name of a platform support vessel captain. Fell in love very quickly.

I immediately noticed the miss spellings and unprofessional footer on the email. I asked for a selfie, couldn't do it, then I asked to face time, that wasn't allowed.


I did a search and no name came up that matched the photos. I did a face search and found the true identity of the man in the photo. His daughter started to write to me, and strangely enough she wasn't on any social media. I taught for 20 years and the writer most definitely didn't fit the profile of a child the age she was supposed to be.

He said he was Mexican, but had a polish name. Sometimes spoke with a Mexican accent sometimes when it was clear he was tired he slipped into a African accent.

He was making plans to move to the UK. Working offshore Aberdeen. Finally the money question came this morning. Could I buy him a card for his iPhone. And that was the moment I had all my suspicions confirmed.

I checked the real captains Instagram account, he is married, still working for the cruise lines. I have informed him his Facebook and Instagram accounts have been hacked. I will also the other man too.

Don't be taken in. If you have a feeling in your gut, check it out. Use the photos on face finder and do a Google search for the name you have been given. Most people can be found.

If it smells like a rat it probably is.

Good luck ladies. Keep yourselves and your money safe.

Jul 10, 2020
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Robert Andrej Olsen
by: Anonymous

Anyone else been emailing someone calling himself Robert Andrej Olsen, born in Sweden, owns his own hydraulic engineering co in the UK, lives in Long Beach CA. Only daughter died in childbirth, leaving him one granddaughter named Lucy.

Jul 10, 2020
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Another oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

Have been talking to Robert Anderson for three weeks. Supposedly, on a drilling contract of Baja, California with a Shell contract. Independent petroleum contractor. Very, very convincing!

Asked to be my friend on Facebook and then deleted his Facebook account for security reasons!! Then asked me to join Hangouts on Google as much more secure for his job! Three weeks in and he has not asked for anything but is moving to be near me when his contract is complete on 8/5.

Also, has 13 year old daughter coming with him! Wife dead 3 years!! So happy I have family and friends that warned me!!!

Jul 10, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked to a Kendrick scott who says he is from Greenbay Wisconsin. He says he has a 18 year daughter and was on a rig in turkey and had an accident and now is home. A real nice looking guy has sent me many pictures and says he is 57 years old.

I have sent him gift cards when he was on the rig and says his daughter has breast cancer but they caught it early and she is doing fine. Her name is Beverly Scott. He claims that he is divorced because his wife cheated on him with his best friend so please if any one has heard from let me know please

Jul 10, 2020
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John c Aquilino
by: Anonymous

Anyone talking to John c Aquilino. I believe he is a scammer Rear Admiral. Anyone who has spoken to him please add a comment

Jul 08, 2020
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Daniel Taylor ExxonMobil Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Here is another oil rig romance scam. I didn't get to the scam. No need when told the US government assigned someone to work on an ExxonMobil oil rig. These people are so thin with their details and stories.

This story is made to be questioned to trip them up on their lies. I do that and they don't know the difference between the UK and USA. Change from being on a ship to an oil rig and from the UK to USA. Link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/daniel-taylor-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor.html

Jul 08, 2020
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Widow with 24 year old daughter
by: Anonymous

I’ve just met this guy on Hinge. 54, good looking. Says his name is Tim Brian Seth - big red flag. Says he’s a Chemical Engineer for Chevron living in San Diego but grew up in Austin Tx. Father died when he was young and mom worked two jobs to put him through college. Only now she has had a stroke.

Thank God I saw this because he was really endearing however he did have a stranded foreign way of putting words together. He would not talk on the phone and only wanted to text. I feel like an idiot.

So glad I found this. Just FYI he uses the line "love means accepting someone as they are, yadda yadda.

Jul 08, 2020
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Morrison Murrell BP Oil and Gas Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Morrison Murrell is another oil rig scam. The oil company appears to not exist even though it has a website. He goes from the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico. Says he's from Barcelona via Orlando, FLA and changes that to Ireland.

He has a US Passport so you can see he is "verified" on a fake website. He wants $10000 and I say sell your lovely Lamborghini. He objects and thinks it's funny. Okay I say, keep it, sell your flash Mercedes instead.

Thanks to the editor for creating a page linked below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/morrison-murrell-bp-oil-and-gas-oil-rig-contractor.html

Jul 06, 2020
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Mark Donald aka Mark Donad Halliburton Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the editor for creating a page on Mark Donald a Halliburton oil rig contractor. He has a fake company identification and a U.S. passport. His company email is Gmail.

You can read all and see the fakes at the following link;

https://www.watchforscams.com/mark-donald-aka-mark-donad-halliburton-oil-rig-contractor.html

Jul 04, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for name William Manson, Fredric Jason, Nathaniel Joel Paul and Jenny. All these names are one person.

He supposed to be contacted in dolphin drilling in Norway and working on a Poland Rig. He took over one year period and took all my savings and house and disappeared on me.

Please be aware of these name on online dating.

Jul 04, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: Anonymous

Update: He actually sent me his ID. But I'll eat a broom if it's real. Now he wants me to buy him a poison card from steam so he can solve his problems with the bank. About steam?! Really?!

He wants to transfer the money himself so he can come. I wouldn't trust him. And only look down on him. These people are really good at what they do. Unbelievable!

Jul 04, 2020
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Donald Frank aka Frank Donald Shell Oil PLC
by: Biggles777

Hello

Donald Frank says he works for Shell Oil after saying he works for Travis Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. His drill breaks and he needs $36,000 to fix it. These people are organised and a vulnerable woman would suffer emotionally and financially if she met them.

Thanks to the editor for creating a page for me to post a mini case study of an oil rig romance scam elsewhere on this site.

https://www.watchforscams.com/donald-frank-shell-plc-independent-oil-rig-contractor.html

I highlighted many red flags and hopefully you'll see more if you have a read

Jul 04, 2020
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Re: Fake LinkedIn Profiles
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Thank you for the heads up, Anonymous. I visit LinkedIn from time to time to check connection requests and jobs someone thinks I'd be perfect for. Whoever is sending me connection requests on LinkedIn: Thanks, but no thanks. ;)

Jul 02, 2020
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Re: Thomas Donald
by: Anonymous

Sounds very familiar to the guy that scammed me and he tends to use Thomas a lot in his various names. As I mentioned many times before, he uses the real Captain Thomas Madsen profile. Very good looking with a beard and a mustache. It's the most used fake profile for romance schemes.

Look at the Facebook link below to the real Thomas. Look through the photos and see if any of the photos look familiar to those that might be scamming you

https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Personal-Blog/Captain-Thomas-Lindegaard-Madsen-944806625666781/

Jul 02, 2020
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Thomas Donald
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a Donald Thomas, says he lives in Florida. Has a dog named Striker. He is in an oil rig in Ireland and is contracted with Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Oil and Gas Company. He is an older man with a neat groomed mustard and beard.

He hasn’t asked for money or anything yet, he says his birthday is the 5th of July. I have spoken with him a couple of times on the phone, he has pretty good English but sounds Nigerian.
Sounds like Fredric to me though.

Jul 02, 2020
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Fake LinkedIn Profiles
by: Anonymous

There are many fake profiles created on LinkedIn; sometimes having the same name, same first name or surname (for example, Mark David, Mark Thompson)

When you receive an invitation to connect, do not accept before checking the profile(s) thoroughly.

Google search for the name and you will be surprised to see many similar profiles with variations.

Use Google photo search, Bing image, TinEye etc. Scammers use photos of celebrities, politicians, other people. Some intentionally did not put any profile pictures.

Some used company logos like Shell to make other members accept the connection requests. Many profiles associate themselves with oil companies as contractors, engineers, directors, managers etc. Some even identified themselves working at Shell Contractors!

If you see a common connection or connections, it does not mean that they know the person.

Read the profile fully. Some have obvious misleading or fake information. Some put videos or activities to appear to be related to their occupations.

Report and block the profile on the more...button and select the reason. If you find a suspicious profile, you may do it on an anonymous viewing mode so that the con artist would not be able to identify you.

Jul 02, 2020
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Show us bank Info
by: Anonymous

They show us their multimillionaire bank account
to keep the scam going. I can hear them laughing
even seeing this people still go along and give them their money. They are making fools of us.

Jul 02, 2020
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Re: Fredrik olsen
by: Anonymous

I find this interesting. The guy that scammed me was going by the name of Thomas and used the Thomas Madsen fake profile. Anyway after he confessed he was Nigerian, he told me his real name was Fredrik.

Yeah Fredrik sounds like a Nigerian name. LOL . This has me wondering if this is the guy you have been talking to. He was very sweet and very good English skills etc etc

Jul 02, 2020
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Bank problems
by: Anonymous

I had something happen to me and somebody deposited $13,000 in my bank account but how they got my account number and routing number I will never know. Pennywise my bank allow them to take it out and five different payments and then again 9 different payments without my permission.

I was just curious how my bank allowed them to do that to me as isn't that called money laundering and I had nothing to do with that and I said my name wasn't on there but it was my account in my routing number so it's my bank at fault for allowing them to withdraw all that and five different payments and 9 different payments without my knowing.

I did not allow anybody to get permission to take money out of my account then they tried to ask me if I knew anybody called Brad or worked for anybody and I have two places and then they tried to tell me it was some kind of kingpin in Nigeria that did it but it was not stolen money or anything like that they just let them put it in and take it out in 5 different payments and nine different payments

What would you do if you were me. I really don't know but this is like the second time they had kept money that went into my account. I've never heard nothing from nobody about anything they just shut up and it to me it's like laundering money but I don't know. I don't know anything I'm real stupid as I'm not technologically smart but I would appreciate some help from somebody thank you

Jul 01, 2020
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Another oil industry related engineer
by: Anonymous

FREDRIK OLSEN claimed to be dutch, and seems true linkedin profile (no longer existed since I have reported)

Executive director of https://deepoceandrills.co.uk/

he got his profile there..not sure whether the company is also fake

FB: https://www.facebook.com/fredrik.olsen.10048379
very polite, good english , very affectionate and sweet.

Widowed with wife died of cancer 5 years ago after 25 years of marriage. Grown up daughter name PEggy. Sent pictures with daughter and dad/mom.

Didnt want to zoom/call, only wa. Said that a cashflow problem and asked for Eur 30k, after 1 week chat. Didnt send, and got surprised why on earth he should ask such money from someone overseas, so troublesome, as he said he has so many friends. When rejected, he was persuaded to send a smaller amount. I fooled him back with my sweet words and then blocked and reported everywhere I could.

Jul 01, 2020
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Another scum bag gmail
by: Anonymous

Scottagent515@gmail.com.

Stay away from this one, big time scammer scum bag.

Jun 30, 2020
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David Miller
by: Anonymous

Oil Rigger working on a contract and deadline. He invested all of his own money, lives on a houseboat and it's taking longer than anticipated to complete the job! When the job is completed he will receive a large sum of money. He's due to finish the job soon but is short on pocket money for meds and other things.

Poor guy! Ha!Ha! He will send you wonderful photos of whomever!! He is a widow with a daughter who lives with his brother in California.

Can I pick him up at the airport and we will travel together to California. Yeah right!! He's very flattering and speaks with a wonderful accent!

Don't be fooled or flattered! He says that to all the girls!! Be careful ladies, he's very charming!

Jun 30, 2020
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Re. Kyle Andreas
by: Anonymous

I had a man by the name of Christopher Walker who told me the same story. Out on a vessel owned by shell in North Sea. His bank account was frozen. Showed me his account details and had over 25 million in it. Wanted me to send him £10000 so he could buy parts to get his job done and get back home here to me.

It's a scam so get out and don't pay him any thing. He will get angry and call you names. Just ignore him and block him. They pay money for your details and for that script that they use.

Jun 30, 2020
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Engineer
by: Anonymous

Fake LinkedIn Profile: Mechanical Engineer, University of Birmingham, Shell; into contracts and investments

Initially single then claimed to be divorced after few weeks; after 2 months, mentioned having a 6-yr old daughter who died from a fall years ago; ex-wife likes shopping, spending lots of money, went with his best friend

No one to help him, can't trust anyone, has a 75-yr old mom who helps less privileged people; his bank account was frozen, reached max amount for wiring money overseas

Claims to be rich (sent video of counting lots of USD), "money is not important", would like to have a faithful wife; told me "I would like to marry you. Your husband is the luckiest man. I wish I am the luckiest man." (poor grammar/spelling but after a month, it improved a lot); "I'm not asking you to divorce your husband. Make your husband happy just for me."

Sent fake documents (passport, server funds transfer, project contract, excavator invoice, used photos of Andrew Adams of KSL (American journalist), froze a video of Andrew Adams with a voice over; altered a photo with a Chinese guy claiming to be co-contractor.

He would be awake between 2 to 4 a.m. UK time!? because of stress. Insisted that he wanted to come by ship (despite international travel bans!); had to cancel his flight.

Pretended to be very caring about our family (note: He wanted to be part of our family because he is very lonely. He even said that he was praying for us.) He asked for our photos in the UK (most likely he will use them).

Asked for money to help him secure his project in Indonesia; initially to repair excavator and asked for bigger amount then 'used' the money for a deposit instead because machine would not last; would say "It (money) will go a long way. I will pay you in cash." I wired money to Indonesia and borrowed money from a relative and deposited it in the Philippines. He wanted me to borrow some more about USD 100,000 and sell my jewellery if I have! Found the recipient's social profile and saw how the money is being spent!

Can't find his email ad on SocialCatfish anymore!

Jun 30, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: Anonymous

Yesterday he wanted to call me by video chat, I did not accept the call, he wanted to prove to me that he is the man from the pictures. I told him to show me his ID, but only excuses came up. I have a friend on the police force and I told him about the case.

I wasn't aware that this scam was being used. I went to confront him to stop him from approaching other women. Of course he doesn't write anymore. But I'm also glad he's not stalking me.

I detest such people deeply! So everybody take care!

Jun 30, 2020
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Henry Ford and Kyle Andreas
by: Biggles777

Hello

Henry Ford, name says it all. The UN don't have staff on oil rigs nor do they ask they pay large sums for leave forms.

The UN is aware of scams where these are used and warn against them. I had a Military scam that wanted $15,000 for a leave form. Refer the link below for UN advice on what you're being asked;

https://www.un.org/en/sections/about-website/fraud-alert/index.html

You can also keyword search "United Nations form scam" There's a lot. Don't pay if you've not met

Kyle Andreas

He sounds like a good scam. All good oil rig scams show they have money. But when they ask all are unable to access their bank accounts for very poor or unspecified reasons. I'm not aware of any bank that limits account access for a wire transfer. In fact, read this thread at length and a woman has posted her bank's risk management prevented her from doing a wire transfer. They didn't suspend her account.

His story sounds very suspicious so don't send anything if you've never met in person. Trip him up on his story. Ask for ID or emails from his company account. He won't be able to do it.


Jun 29, 2020
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Re: Kyle Andreas
by: Anonymous

Trust your gut. What he said is almost laughable at this point!!! Talk about a SCAM!!!!

Jun 29, 2020
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Kyle Andreas
by: Anonymous

This guy has approached me on my social media for the longest but I kept ignoring him. But for some reason I gave in and started talking to him and he says he works in the ocean as an engineer in the oil rig. I don’t know if I can trust him because everything he tells me seems a little bit sketchy.

All of a sudden now he needs me to send him money because his account is frozen he showed me an account that had more than $20 million. But now it’s frozen because he did a wire transfer for 2 million. I don’t know if he’s real I don’t know if this is a scam. He is 6‘2", light blondish brownish hair. He’s constantly switching different phone numbers and told me to download the app hangout but we only spoke there once then we started talking through WhatsApp and then he just got a call to me through different numbers.

I don’t know if he’s for real and I don’t know if this is a scam so has anyone dealt with this type of person recently.

Jun 29, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: Anonymous

He sent me some pictures of himself. He has a tattoo on his right forearm. Unfortunately I can't find anything on the internet. He also sent me a picture of his alleged daughter who, of course, lives in a boarding school. He is 48 years old. Exactly, he needs a certificate from the United Nation to leave the oil rig. He was planning a future together. He probably thought I was stupid.

He insists he's Henry Ford. But he can't prove it.

Jun 28, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a guy in Syria that says he works for the United Nations, except his name is David William, he wants me to get him a airline ticket so he can leave, says he’s a volunteer and a doctor. He wants to come back to the states and be with me, calls me his wife. He is a widow with no children. Says he is 61.

I told him to call the United Nations to get a ticket but he says they won’t help. He’s a scammer and probably Henry Ford and David William are the same person. Ask him how David William is since they are both working for the United Nations.

He’s definitely a scammer, tells me I don’t trust him since I don’t want to help him.

Jun 28, 2020
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Henry Ford
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, This Henry Ford from Words With Friends not only sounds suspect, he IS suspect.

What person needs a certificate from the United Nations to leave an oil rig? That makes no sense whatsoever to me, either. He reminds me of the guy told me two years ago that he needed a permission letter to leave the rig to see his daughter, who was in the hospital and was ill, and he needed money. It's a scam.

Report and block him.

Jun 27, 2020
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Henry Ford - words with friends
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We have now had daily contact for a week. He sent pictures of himself only reluctantly. He says he is widowed and has a daughter who is in boarding school in Washington D.C. He would like to visit me but needs a certificate from the United Nation so he can leave the oil rig.He gave me an email address.

I knew something was wrong. Nevertheless I wanted to get to the bottom of it. I received an answer immediately. I should give my name and my country. And depending on the number of days I should have paid up to 5000€. When I told him that he should pay it himself he said his bank account was frozen.

I confronted him with facts but he denies everything.

Jun 27, 2020
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Re: Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

No one that is legitimate would use two different names. Maybe a shortened nickname but not two TOTALLY different names. The contract is fake just like he is. Take my word for it and get out of it now before he scams you for REAL money. The entire thing is bogus.

Read other stories on here and see how they lie and confuse and manipulate. Anyone can draw up fake documents. Go to Dr Phil's website and just listen to the lengths these scammers go to creating fake looking documents along with their fake pictures they've stolen with fake sob stories. YouTube has many videos also.

Get out before you get hurt!

Jun 27, 2020
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Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

I always asked for a picture from him and its consistent with the picture. He also sent me a photo with his daughter and its the same guy with the one he sent to me. I dont know if he is really telling the truth or not.

His name in hangouts is Thomas Dickens but he said his real name is Carlos Morgan. How would I know if the contract he sent to me is real? He said he's working on an oil rig as a drilling engineer.

Jun 26, 2020
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Re: Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

The guy that scammed me had blue eyes and what looked like a cross but it was a gold anchor. He used Thomas Lindegaard Madsen profile pics. He might be using a different picture now but he is notorious for using Thomas in various forms.

Jun 26, 2020
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Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

He said he was born in Peru but grow up in United States. He said he has a daughter named Emily Morgan who is studying in saint basil academy. He also showed a contract to me that he is really working in an oil rig. I dont know if its real or not. How would i know? How would I know if the person I was referring to was also the same that scammed Dianne? He said hes 47 years old.

The picture he send has blue eyes and has necklace with a cross on it.

Jun 25, 2020
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James Hutto
by: Mel from Stoke

Anyone heard from a guy on a rig in the gulf of Mexico by the name of James Hutto, my friend has been corresponding with him for a month, he's supposed to be American born, a widow with no parents siblings or children, he sounds very suspicious to me and I'm worried for her.

He says he is retiring in July and coming back to live in England close to where she lives.

Jun 25, 2020
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I’m not sure
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Cliff. Met him on Tinder. Lives in Umina Australia but on a 6 month contract in Vienna for OMV. Says he was raised in Germany but family moved to US when he was 24. He has 2 kids one 15 year old son in Australia and a 19 year old daughter with her mother in the US.

He says there are policies about phone calls, so it is hard to chat on WhatsApp but he says he can when he goes ashore. Is he real or a scammer

Jun 25, 2020
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Scammer Chris f walker
by: Anonymous

Hi just read some of the comments on this character. I was contacted by him 3 weeks ago. Tuesday night he asked me for money to help him pay for a shipment he needs to get sorted so he can get the job done and get of the ship and come to me asap.

I'm not interested in romance at all nor in getting married but I played along and kept him hanging on. He was trying hard. He is expecting me to hand him over a few thousand pounds. Which I have no intention of doing. But he won't know that. He is trying to waste my time but I'm wasting his.

So keep an eye for this profile. He asked for the money to into an account of the name Randy Asongo. He actually showed me his bank account details which had 25million pounds in it. He also convinced me to go to hangouts to continue our conversation.

Jun 22, 2020
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Esteban Giovanny
by: a stupid wife

Oh girls, let me tell you. I have been married for 16 years and this guy found me on Tik tok where I learned making fun videos to pass some time from my kids. My husband is a welder and is gone 90% of the time and I was lonely, and in a funk because I just got let go from my job. He said all the right things and made me feel so beautiful.

He was a millionaire from California, divorced from a ex-wife named Yasmine with two kids, a boy and a girl (Emily and Anderson) didn't speak with his father because he left them when he was young for an American woman and made a family and his now passed mother, Zana. He had to work two jobs when he was young just to make ends meet as they were really poor, lived on Mulholland drive and was in the Mediterranean sea on a rig. He wanted me to join Google hangouts.

He did ask for phone cards but he also wanted to send me some money (4 million dollars) to start a business for him on the coast in which I would reap the benefits. He told me it got sent out of the way and intercepted in customs in Asia due to the Coronavirus and there was a fee to be paid to get it out and on its way.

He told me he was not on social media (facebook or Instagram) because he was too private for that. He attempted to Facetime me once and I wasn't available. He sent random pictures and videos so im not entirely sure how he did all these things.

I was reading on here and I saw a girl posted about Pimeye so I decided to do it and low and behold Manny Khoshbin popped up. I have never heard of that man in my life but he is super gorgeous and now I have a new crush.

Thank God I didn't do anything stupid as to leave my wonderful, forgiving husband because this could have went so bad. Deep down, I always felt pretty shitty for "talking" to someone else when my guy works so hard and sacrifices for all we have.

He may also even go by Harold, as that was supposed to be his middle name.

LESSON WELL LEARNED!!

Jun 22, 2020
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Roberto Andrea or Robert Anderson
by: Anonymous

I was reading the the comments/stories here for hours...and then I finally found the original owner of those pictures shared by the scammers. The real man on the picture is a doctor and is from Brazil. Found it via Image Search. Good thing, he was not asking for money or anything yet, only that I am already falling in love to the man.

Name used by the scammer is Roberto Andrea/Robert Anderson, an Italian, so I thought it was just because of the accent. Said, he’s working as a contractor in Malampaya Palawan. Wife died in a car accident, with 16year old daughter. Only child and parents are deceased. God-fearing. Machine was broken and need to pay on his own to fix it.

There are evils in this world. I met him on Tinder. First time to use it during this quarantine period. But my other chatmates are good/real. Just this devil. I blocked him in whatsapp.

Be careful ladies.

Thank you to the admin of this site. [ED you are very welcome]

Jun 21, 2020
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Not trusting
by: Anonymous

I trust no one who to be or is on an oil rig, and is a civil engineer. I have not been scammed out of any money, but I talked to a guy for about 3 months, then he had an emergency at the oil rig he was on, and he started asking for money.

I sent nothing, and confronted him, as I had already read this site, so everyone be safe and never trust anyone whom you never met, no matter how lonely or sad you feel.

Jun 21, 2020
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Re: Christopher Craig
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I will do that. :) I only ask because mine claimed to be an oil rig engineer working for Exxon Mobil, too.

Jun 21, 2020
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Re: Christopher Craig
by: Anonymous

Search through earlier posts. That guy is fake and a scammer.



Jun 21, 2020
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Re: Christopher Craig
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This Christopher Craig who claims to work as an oil rig engineer for Exxon Mobil sounds like the guy Dennis Marguilles, who also claimed to work for Exxon Mobil as an oil rig engineer.

It sounds to me like this scammer is using different guys' names. Did he claim to be a father of two children, by any chance?

Jun 20, 2020
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Christopher Craig
by: Anonymous

I have a man in fb claiming to be an oik rig engineer for Exon Mobile...handsome in his lat 50's named Christopher Craig says hes from Vienna

Jun 20, 2020
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Brinard is bad at scrabble too
by: Anonymous

Not expected to be hit on playing Scrabble Go.
Lovely handsome man, tanned, pink shirt, nice watch, silver background called Brinard J.
Currently in Houston Texas on a rig with a big contract. Not asked me for any money yet, just if i want to join the app Hangout so we can swap photos. Says he lived in Germany but strangely speaks no German.

Its the broken English that gives it away and the way he always starts 'thats nice' or 'thats great' even even replying to something sad. Playing along for a while so that i can report him to Scrabble and lockdown boredom

Jun 19, 2020
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I caught him but he doesnt know it !
by: Anonymous

Ive just found a man who is using 2 different identities using the same picture as part of his profile. I have friended him under both names and noticed a picture thats in 2 profiles. Same pic different name. Hes an oil rig engineer.

Jun 18, 2020
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Reference Thomas dickens
by: Anonymous

This guy sounds EXACTLY like the guy that scammed me. He was also using Thomas as a first name but a different last name. Everything he said to you is basically what he said to me. I would be curious as to what he looks like on the profile pic that he is showing you.

Maybe you can write back and describe him. I know they are changing profile pics all the time but I'd be curious if he is still using the same stolen photo. Don't listen to the stories he's telling you because it's all lies. If you get to the point where you're about fed up with him, ask him why he scammed Diane and see what he says.

Jun 18, 2020
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Oil rig drilling engineer
by: Anonymous

Has anybody encountered the name Thomas dickens? I met him on a dating site. He uses hangout to message me. Whenever im asking to video call him he always told that its prohibited on the oil rig.
They have a video detecting system right there.

They also dont use mobile phone and thats why hes using his computer desktop.

Jun 17, 2020
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NIGERIANS BUSTED BY THE FBI!!! YAY!!
by: Anonymous

U.S. News
U.S. charges 6 Nigerians with defrauding $6M from Americans

June 16 (UPI) -- The United States on Tuesday blacklisted and charged six Nigerian nationals who blinked some $6 million from Americas by posing as either business executives or romantic partners online.

The Treasury Department said the six Nigerian men either targeted U.S. businesses by impersonating executives and requested wire transfers from legitimate corporate accounts or they used dating sites to foster romantic relationships with Americans to request large sums of money under false pretenses.

The six men blacklisted are Richard Uzuh, Micheal Olorunyomi, Alex Ogunshakin, Felix Okpoh, Nnamdi Benson and Abiola Kayode.

The Justice Department also announced the unsealing of scam indictments on Tuesday charging the men with various wire fraud, fraud and identity theft crimes. The charges are punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine up to $250,000.

Two others involved in the scheme -- Adewale Aniyeloye and Onome Ijomone -- earlier entered plea deals and were sentenced in the District of Nebraska to eight years in jail for wire fraud and five years in jail for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, respectively, prosecutors said.

"We will continue coming after you, no matter where you are," said Special Agent in Charge Kristi K. Johnson of the Omaha FBI field office.

According to the unsealed indictments, as early as 2015, Uzhu and Aniyeloye would send spoofed emails that appeared to come from legitimate business executives to company employees requesting wire transfers to bank accounts, some of which resided outside the United States, including in Nigeria.

"The business employees,thinking that the wire transfer requests were legitimate, would comply with the wire transfer request and wire the money to the location provided in the wiring instructions," the indictments said.

In another scheme, Ijomone and Olorunyomi would develop romantic relationships with U.S. targets to scam them of their bank account information to funnel funds into their own accounts or they would convince their victims to send them money via wire transfer.

According to the unsealed indictments, the men would create fake profiles on dating sites to pose as "individuals looking for love" or as financial advisors to those fake accounts.

The men would develop relationships with their victims to obtain funds directly or, in some cases, they would direct their victims to their so-called financial advisor "who would further help convince the romance scam victim about the legitimacy of the proposed transactions," the indictments said. The pair scammed $480,000 from two victims.

"Cybercriminals prey on vulnerable Americans and small businesses to deceive and defraud them," said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin in a statement. "As technological advancement increasingly offers malicious actors tools that can be used for online attacks and schemes, the United States will continue to protect and defend at-risk Americans and businesses."

"The U.S. will not tolerate such gross misuse of technology," Pompeo said in a statement. "The United States will use all of the tools at our disposal to defend the American people and businesses from malign actors that seek to target them, including cyber-enabled actors who prey on vulnerable Americans and businesses."

Jun 17, 2020
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GREGORY DONALD OIL RIG SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

Met this guy on Instagram at the beginning of the pandemic. He said he works on an oil rig. Even sent pictures of him and a crew of men (if that really is the person I'm talking to).

Did not ask for anything until most recently when he stated his phone was about to be shut off and that he has exhausted everything he knows to keep it on. Then he asked me to help him by sending him an itunes card. I looked it up to see how to purchase one since I'm not an itune customer.

I asked him how much were they and he told me.

I didn't order the card but told him I did to see his response. Of course he's all in love with me even more now. SMH amazing.

Ladies, please watch out for this guy - he's a big liar!!!!

I like to use instagram and hangout.

Jun 17, 2020
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DONALD GREGORY
by: Anonymous

HAS ANYONE HEARD OF A DONALD GREGORY WHO WORKS ON AN OIL RIG. TRYING TO FIND OUT INFO ON HIM

Jun 17, 2020
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Holey Carter ExxonMobil Oil Rig Contractor
by: Biggles777

Hello

Holey Carter says he is on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico as a private contracting engineer. He is very light on details about his life.

He is simply an oil rig romance scam.

In this I show how he asks for credit card details and a little about an oil rig scammer asking for gift cards for phone and internet data.

It ends with him admitting who he really is. "Rich" 23 years old from Lagos and a photo of him

More here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/holey-carter-exxonmobil-oil-rig-contractor.html

Also my thanks to the Editor for creating 4 new pages elsewhere on the site. All end with me confirming they're in Nigeria. In each a different focus on something to learn from a scam. They're listed in the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html#INV

Jun 17, 2020
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Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Well done Biggles777 on undoing Jemies Barry!

Jun 17, 2020
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Jemies Barry Oil Rig Engineer Scam
by: Biggles777

Hello

Jemies Barry is an oil rig engineer. He has lot's of love with the usual sad story.

His contract is with the United Nations
He's on an oil rig off Stavanger Norway
In his hour of crisis he needs bullet proof jackets for his dying workers.

That is what he told me so it was only going to end one way. I trip him up on lie after lie and he says he is in "Scotland Norway" and it descends to this;

Me: They’re shooting your men like it’s gaming season so shoot them back!!

Him: Yes they have shotguns babe

Me: What about guns babe I mean they’ve got shotguns

Sometimes you need a light hearted moment but I still got the scam details and the Editor has kindly created a page at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/jemies-barry-oil-rig-engineer-scam.html

Another 6-7 week time wasting exercise that had a Lagos meltdown a few days ago.

Jun 16, 2020
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Jasper Dave
by: Anonymous

Someone has heard of Jasper Dave's name. He claims to be a 41-year-old technological engineer (42 on July 4) is divorced, his wife cheated on him, he has an 8-year-old son. lives in Florida. He contacted me on Instagram.

One day he told me enthusiastically that a friend (even when days before he told me that he had no friends because they always betrayed him and took advantage of him) explained to him about bitcoin and that that same day he invested and earned a lot of money them he invited me to invest in bitcoin.

He said that he would help me create the bitcoin account and that he would link it with his own.

I did not do it.

Jun 16, 2020
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Fred Anderson
by: Anonymous

Originally from Denmark. Marine Engineer from Los Angeles works on Texas oil rig. Divorced, 2 children. Asked me to download Hangouts and for email address. Asked for pictures.

Jun 16, 2020
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Fake profiles
by: Anonymous

There are fake profiles on LinkedIn. I got three connection requests (one was a mechanical/electrical engineer, 2nd was a contractor for environmental spillage, 3rd was a chemical engineer/owner. As soon as I accepted the request, the guy sent me a private message saying that he got attracted to my photo and asked which country I am from.

Then he would exchange a few messages. The first one asked if I use a different platform. The second one asked if we can exchange emails. I said we can just stick to that professional site. He said that it was not for getting to know relationships.

Third guy messaged me that he was looking for his ex-colleague and saw my profile and that I was what he was wishing to have in his life.

Be careful! Those guys would want to go to another social platform and get to know the other person and will eventually borrow money using their occupations or sad life stories to earn sympathy, either divorced, widower etc. and manipulate our emotions.

Jun 15, 2020
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Broken hearted
by: Jenny Cornwall

Got chatting to a guy who was the same age as me. I am 56 and been wed 37 years to a man that we just fell out of love with but we just drifted apart and each day seemed like I chore in life. I turned to the internet on a dating site and got talking to a guy in America who said he worked on an oil Rig and was lonely and his wife left him with his young son over 25 yrs ago. He promised me the world and we swapped facial pics and he was nice looking.

We started texting then had a lot of phone chats that were so heart warming that I was falling in love big time. We spoke for about 3 months non stop and he told me he was Austrian and sounded like he was from a foreign country. I told him all about my life and how unhappy I was and he said he would look after me.

He didn't ask for any cash or anything. My best friend who I confide in told me to be very careful, but I was foolish and told my husband and he told me to leave as he was fuming with me. I'm living at my friends and now my 2 boys aged 26 and 28 won't have anything to do with me. It was all a lie and now I realise what I had was not that bad in the first place, and now I've heard my hubby has testicle cancer.

What have I done please ladies and gents. Don't get fooled as you could very regret it.

Jen

Jun 13, 2020
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Nathan Roberts leon
by: Biggles777

Hello

I'm sorry to hear about your mum. I call that site scam.com as I just visited it and checked 20 profiles. I did a Google search of each profiles images. 14 out of the 20 were fake profiles. That site doesn't verify photos.

Try and get a picture of Nathan and then do a Google image search. If no returns try others like Tineye, Bing, Yandex and others. If still no returns you can pay socialcatfish a small fee and they are very good.

Given the site they met on you've a good chance of finding any images she's been sent. If it is a scam chances are the profile on Match has gone.

If he asks for more money other than gift cards have her agree to pay by a bank transfer to an account in the name of Nathan Roberts Leon only. If it is a scam they won't have that.

Finally, they're on WhatsApp, ask for video calls or better yet, just start making them. If they come up with an excuse they're hiding and are not the man in the pictures.

Good luck

Jun 12, 2020
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Reference: Nathan Roberts leon 
by: Anonymous

Have your mom read this page. If that doesn't help, have her see how he reacts if she REFUSES to send anything else to him! That's usually when their true colors come out.

If she has a best friend or a pastor or a confidant, talk to them about approaching her. She might be more open to listening to them rather than family.

I pray her eyes are opened before she sends more money or becomes more emotionally involved.

Jun 12, 2020
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Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Fabulous to see you back Biggles777.

Your writings on the other page are very interesting, You have given me expert help without even knowing and I’m sure there are many others out there that you help without knowing.

Keep wasting their time and getting them into meltdowns they are nothing more than filthy pond scum.

Love your work Biggles777

Jun 12, 2020
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Nathan Roberts leon
by: Anonymous

My mum has been talking to the above after meeting on match.com. Quickly moved to WhatsApp, he loves her, wants to marry. Has sent (cheap) gifts.

She will not believe he is a fake and has sent a £100 gift card, well pictures of it to him

What can I do ?

Jun 12, 2020
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German Oil Rig Engineer Living Im Indiana
by: Anonymous

He says his name is James Smith. That doesn’t sound German. He hasn’t pressured me for anything and seems to be taking things slow. He found me on IG. Said he’s the only child. Hadn’t claimed any family deaths.

Says he’s single. He won’t give me his phone number yet. Writes in pretty good English and did converse in German. I’m being very cautious. He said his rig is in the Indian Ocean. Forgot the region that he mentioned.

I’m being reserved. We talked also on Google Hangout.

Jun 12, 2020
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William Jackson Oil Rig Scam
by: Biggles777

Hello

The editor has kindly created a page for William Jackson an oil rig scam.

This took place over a month and a half. I'd love to share it all. But the page linked below shows how an oil rig scam works. I turn it around on them and who I am talking with changes.

I treat them with the respect criminals deserve. My "receipts" should say it all about the accounts they're using and the end result is a Lagos meltdown that is still going on.

My sole purpose was to waste their time and mine their scam data.

With pictures

https://www.watchforscams.com/william-jackson-oil-rig-scam.html

Jun 11, 2020
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Bitcoin Account
by: Biggles777

Hello

To the person who posted about a Bitcoin payment and reported it to the FBI.

I'm sorry to say nothing can be done. That is why criminals favour it so much. It can't be traced. Sometimes short lived viruses can affect a Bitwal and break the Blockchain. They are usually rapidly patched.

If you meet someone online and have never met them. Do not pay in Bitcoin or any other crypto currency. It's guaranteed to be a scam.

Note to Editor: If this post makes it through I thank you and your support team for all your recent assistance. You really made an effort.

ED: you are welcome, and great to have your contributions back!

Jun 11, 2020
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Kevin Huang
by: Anonymous

Kevin Huang. Chinese From Wuhan, living in Calgary.

Same story as many I read about oil rig engineer, including accident of his daughter 4 yo. (shames)

Actually in Italy (Sicilia). I blocked his contact. Never spoke about money. (Not yet)

Jun 05, 2020
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Garris Scott
by: Anonymous

All of the comments here regarding contacts from a man, an engineer who is on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland, who’s wife had died, who’s two children live with his mother, who will leave the rig soon, who is religious, yada yada yada, are all quite familiar to me. Garris Scott contacted me via a Facebook group page called, "What do you see from your window?" It is a wonderful FB page with a lot of kind people in the group of almost 500,000 followers from all over the world.

He instantly wanted me to friend him, then he wanted to move from FB messenger to WhatsApp. He shared photos of himself and his family, which I believe were all stolen images after I searched Google Images. He wanted to text everyday. Always called me sweetie. His writing skills were poor, English was poor, and his spelling was more British, but poor.

He claimed he was born in Flushing, NY. I don’t believe he was American. He did not answer questions well. He seemed to have two different personalities! One was more gruff. He had 3 phone numbers. A friend lead me to this Web page, which convinced me what I had suspected. We had only been conversing 7-10 days, so he did not ever ask me for money. I felt uncomfortable texting with him anymore after checking the sources of his photos. I challenged him on a few things and told him not to contact me.

I have blocked him in all my media apps. Just beware of Garris Scott! Doubt it is his real name and I believe his FB page is phony.

Jun 05, 2020
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A few more names of scammers
by: Anonymous

Here are a few more names of scammers I have been talking to but recently blocked. Met them all on WWF2, immediately we went to Hangouts with all three of them.

Donald Walter- lives in Las Vegas Nevada, has a 19 year old studying to be a doctor in the UK, lives with his mother, lost his wife in a car accident. He says he builds houses and is waiting on a contract to South Africa to build a Mall, lol. Says he needs 2 $100 Itune cards to reboot his service. No way, didn’t get them from me. He called me a couple times, heavy British, Nigerian accent, called me his diamond/ his queen. I blocked him. Lovedonaldwalter@gmail.com

David Walter- he says he lives in California but is currently in Syria on the front line battlefield as a volunteer doctor with the UN, he says he lost his wife but didn’t say how, no mention of kids. He wants me to buy him a plane ticket back to the US, he calls me his wife and wants to come here and marry me. He is also blocked. Talked to him a couple times, his accent sounds German.

Daniel (last name)?- he says he lives in Pennsylvania and has a 26 year old son living in NY, his wife cheated on him. He says he is a contractor and does a variety of jobs but is waiting on a contract out of the country, no mention of where. I caught him in many lies and called him out on them, he got really nasty and dirty. He wanted me to get him a phone, kept asking me who my service was with, I never told him. He said I didn’t trust him, damn straight I didn’t. He kept calling me "honey" and "babe". He is blocked also.

None of these creeps got anything from me. So ladies, please be careful, these jerks are everywhere and ruthless and non caring. They tell you they love you, they want to marry you, they fall in love with you within days.

Please just remember, they only want something from you, you’ll never meet them, they don’t love you, they are young not the age they say they are, the pictures are stolen, it’s not who you are talking to, they are ALL scammers out to break you down, to rob and steal from you. We need to shut them down, they are everywhere, so PLEASE don’t fall for their BS.

Jun 05, 2020
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Scammers and boarding schools
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Tell me about it! LOL! One claimed to be in the US Army with a teenage son at home in Tennessee in boarding school! He claimed to have lost his wife in a car accident. SMH.

A few new ones have tried to get women to leave Fitbit for Hangouts. I've deleted them since. It's pathetic.

Jun 04, 2020
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Other jobs
by: Caroline

A warning to all you women out there. I have been talking to scammers for about 1 year now. On Instagram, reporting all of them. But I have noticed that they don't use oil rigs so much anymore. The stories are the same, divorced or widowed with child in boarding school.

But now they are journalists, brokers and the one I talk to now makes juice out on the sea 🤣. And he have the same restrictions as the one on the rigs, difficult for him to text, need me to go to WhatsApp 😁. (I haven't).

May 30, 2020
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Eddy Hall
by: Anonymous

He sounds like the guy I was talking so be very careful as he won’t stop with the gift cards as it will turn to cell phones or what ever he wants at that time. Please don’t send him nude pictures as he will ask for them. Believe me you will never be the same person again.

Once he thinks he has his hooks in you he will want you to give him your banking information, your password and whatever he needs to get in your account. When you don’t do what he wants he will start to fight with you. And he will ask to do things that concern a bank and he will try to turn you into a mule.

He’s not working alone watch the red flags like I did

May 30, 2020
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Reply to oil rig enginerer - may23,2020
by: Anonymous

I have also encountered someone from an oil rig in Sicily. We can exchange pictures if they’re the same person but definitely not using the same name. I have already confronted this person that i’ve read the same story online like what was his life story but he denied it and told me that someone must be claiming him.

Oh well, i was stupid and somehow he was able to convince me to send him money. You might be willing to exchange a pic. Let me know. You can send it to my fb messenger. let me know

May 30, 2020
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Eddy Hall
by: Anonymous

I met Eddy Hall in tandem and says that his parents died in a car accident and that his contract with the ship ends in august. He cannot make video calls or audios of watssapp and he asked me to buy an itunes card.

I never bought him anything because he had no signal to make your payments or buy one online and I asked him if he didn't have a signal how could he send watssapp.

Anyway he got angry and he told me that he doesn't lie that he has great respect for humanity and that he doesn't want to hurt me.

I hope this can help some people not fall into more scams

May 30, 2020
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Reference Peter Agnerr 
by: Anonymous

Talk about a fake facebook profile!!! He has only 2 pics, NO friends and can't even spell ENGINEER correctly! I'm an engineer myself and you have to be at the top of your class to get into that field and he CAN'T even spell it correctly!

His one pic has him in Sarajevo. Also has interests in the bible which a lot of these scammers are now using. Another thing I have noticed about these folks besides the standard of being widowed at an early age (I did post earlier on what the percentage of men in their 50s or 60s are widowed and it's such a low percentage), is that their profiles or such have them literally ALL over the world map, born in Denmark, grew up in Germany, moved to the states, family in other countries etc etc etc.

This is NOT normal but I'd say the majority are using this in their profiles! His story doesn't add up!

May 29, 2020
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Peter Agnerr
by: Anonymous

Meetup.com profile - https://www.meetup.com/members/305774447/ I believe this photo is like the one described earlier on this site. Man in bottom right corner with gray/white hair and black pullover. Background is blurred with a man sitting down at a desk wearing a white shirt and talking on the phone.

Facebook profile - https://www.facebook.com/sebastianpeter.agner He created his profile on May 21.

We met on meetup.com in the middle of April. We now text, email and call frequently. He said he has property in Pittsburg, PA. His mother (who has lung cancer) just celebrated her 89th birthday and she has a care-taker who is also taking care of his dog, Hope, a rotweiller.

He told me his name was Peter and after several weeks told me his full name was Sebastian Peter Agner. He never told me the name of his son, mother, or wife. He has sent me pictures of him with his mother & her birthday cake.

He says he is now down in the British Virgin Islands on a rig 50+ miles out. He says he is an engineer and hired an 80+ person crew that he is responsible for. He purchased a satellite phone so he could stay in contact with me and for some reason he hasn't shared with me can't/won't do video chats. He has said he is an independent contractor, but his FB profile says he works for BP. He says he will be done sometime in August and will return back to Milwaukee to meet me.

He says he is widowed and has a grown son, 26 years old who lives in the UK with his partner. His FB cover page is a picture of the two of them. I can't find any of his pictures using Google photo search.

He said he grew up in Denmark during his school days, but his accent sounded British.

An early post says she could hear dogs barking on May 21st. I spoke with him on the phone the same day and heard a dog in the background. He said he was on his property in Pittsburg and the dog barking was Hope.

He emailed me today and this is the last paragraph:

I was planning on going to a beautiful hotel for my birthday and exploring the Tortola ambiance :/ as it is beautiful, however this sacrifice has to be made. (**he told me about some unexpected expenses with work in earlier paragraphs**) At least we can proceed! back on schedule (to see you I hope you will get me at the airport if it is a convenient time :P!) it also gives US an opportunity to explore the BVI together baby, I know you will love it! from the little I saw and how interested you are to see it. I have not reminded you but you are so special and I keep thinking of you. I wish to spend my Friday with you and cuddle, talk, giggle together I even thought of the feeling of gaining your cat's approval LOL. My spirit is with you sweet"

I'm not sure who he is meeting at the airport because it is not me. He said his birthday is June 13th so I'm guessing this is happening next Friday.

Yesterday he sent me a list of songs that he has heard which remind him of me. He seems to gloss over questions I ask of him and is always really busy with something. He hasn't asked for any money from me. He uses some oil rig terms in his emails "BOP and Triplex Mud Pump" and says for security reasons he can't tell me where he is exactly or the name of the rig he is on. He says he can't quickly send me pictures because he isn't using his own phone, but the satellite phone. Even with the satellite phone, he still uses his Google number to communicate.

He hasn't asked for any compromising pictures, but has sent me some shirtless photos of him. Thought this guy was legit when on May 22nd he said he was flying down to the rig and I got a picture of him on an airplane.

I'm hoping you can see pictures of this guy. That would make this site a lot better.



ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html


May 29, 2020
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Sebastian Peter Agner
by: Anonymous

Peter met me on Meetup.com. We struck up a casual conversation and when he wanted to send me a picture of his dog, Hope, I gave him my number to text.

We've been texting, emailing and calling for a month now. Some things just don't add up and I stumbled across this page. I think it's the same guy.

May 28, 2020
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Hope you enjoy this get back at the scammer video!
by: Anonymous

https://youtu.be/AuayDyJ1ODI

May 28, 2020
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Pictures
by: Anonymous

Blocked him and changed my phone number and now he threatens to post pictures of me that I sent, in a moment of weakness. The threat was over three weeks ago, and I haven’t heard anything since. I didn’t respond.

Will he do it? And how do I know if he actually does?

May 25, 2020
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Re: David Lining
by: OneThirdCultureKid

To the person who asked what she should do to convince her friend that this David Lining is a scammer, I would not only suggest showing her this page, but I would also YouTube video channels, such as Scamming Scammers, Scam Haters USA, etc.

These channels show you who the real faces behind the guys who claim to want friendship, love, etc., but actually want your money. These scams affect men, too.

May 24, 2020
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Re: David Lining
by: Anonymous

Your friend might be hard to convince. Show them this page and refer them to some YouTube videos of how romance scammers work. Dr Phil had a few good videos. The scammers are fairly consistent in what they do and how they work. Maybe your friend will wake up after she does some of this.


May 24, 2020
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John Williams
by: Anonymous

I have been talking as well to an engineer named John Williams. It took about I think 3 weeks until he made his move. Asking me to buy a game card for his son to play games. When I did ask why he wouldn't go online to do it himself he came up with all his cards needed to be updated.

He also was a widower, his son in boarding school, claiming to live in LA and being on his last contract before retiring. He send me a picture being on the rig. Very charming, he didn't tell me loves me but came up with some other enticing things. His English was pretty good.

I played the game with him because I knew he would make eventually a move and sure enough he did. So, don't be fooled ladies.

If you see him, handsome guy with a beard and a kid in his profile picture, don't fall for it. He messaged me and took me right away to hangout.

May 23, 2020
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David Lining
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across this man? Claims to be from Finland and also has an estate in England. Claims to own a vineyard in Finland, has a dog named Bella, a Ferrari & Lamborghini in the garage at home. He is currently stuck in Beijing China,etc.

He scammed someone close to me out of gift cards and is now asking for 50k to complete a business deal.

Link to his pic
https://ibb.co/TMpfvKG

Any help to convince my poor friend would be greatly Appreciated.

Thank you

May 23, 2020
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Richard Baldwin Oil Drill Contractor
by: Anonymous

He's now on Meetup. Said he was in Washington, and minutes later Norfolk. Picture is a stock photo of white male, gray hair, beard, talking on a cell phone with a blurred background that appears to be a flight schedule screen at an airport

May 23, 2020
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Big time scammer
by: Anonymous

Dickson Hendrich is the guy who scammed me. He professed his love for me. Yup I fell for it hook line and sinker to the tune of $1700.00. But finally came to my senses and by then it was too late.

So he scammed another lady who sent me $1000.00 to forward on to him. But it never happened.

His name again is Dickson Hendrick so beware big time scammer.

May 22, 2020
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William Rasmussen
by: Anonymous

Anyone get scammed by this guy. From Denmark two daughters. Told me he lived in Manhattan and flew to Scotland

May 22, 2020
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Andre David
by: Anonymous

The story has many highlights of a scam. First they always have two proper names. Usually they're widowed. Strong accent that doesn't seem to match what he's told you about his ethnicity. Some things aren't adding up as you mentioned with Google voice. If he's an engineer he makes a lot of money and shouldn't be having problems with his finances.

He might be who he says he is because you've seen him live but the story is all made up!!! I guess probably the beautiful things he is saying is taken from an online scam site as mine were. If they are poetic do a search on some of them and see what comes up. That's how I found mine was being taken from an online site and he wasn't writing them himself.

Please continue to keep us updated on this but don't send him any more money. You've been warned.

May 21, 2020
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Andre David Junior
by: Anonymous

So I met this guy on a dating site. He said he lives in California but also has an apartment in Atlanta. He is a petroleum geologist and works on a rig. He sent me a long email about what he does and pictures. He told me he loves me early in the relationship. He is a widower. He has sent me a few pictures of him and one of him and his son. We message mostly and talk rarely.

He allegedly is on the rig now. He said he needed minutes to call me on a satellite phone on the rig. I did buy a $50 gift card. But when he calls it’s from his number. That seems odd. He is originally from Jamaica. But he still has a strong accent which it odd.

I get beautiful love emails. He is consistent with talking to me. But the other day we were messaging and he called me by his late wife’s name? Or did he? I was upset! He has this big contract he is trying to get and said he needed some paperwork only his lawyer can get.

$4500 he needs. I told him I don’t have that kind of money. And I’m definitely not going to give it to him. But then his whole demeanor changed. Like a totally different person. Can I send him anything? Try to get a loan? He knows I just moved and have no money.

The other day he called me and when we were about to get off the phone I swear I heard dogs barking??? Am I crazy? But he did FaceTime me on Hang Out for a few minutes while he was driving so I know the pictures are him. I don’t know what to believe. When I’ve called his phone before it said google voice. Why would you use google voice?

Has anyone encountered him or someone like him?

May 21, 2020
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Andre Coleman
by: Anonymous

I could smell it from the door! Sent pictures of work on Thunder Horse. I explained to him you work as a rigger but you have financial problems!

May 20, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

I am talking to one as we speak because I saw him as a fake a mile away and I have so much fun messing with them. I am talking to Alassandro Lucas who was mentioned on one of these threads. He text me on Words With Friends. Oil Rigger. blah blah blah, divorced, one daughter.

He wrote to me today and said, "Are you busy?" I said I am just reading about you on the internet. What's up?" and then the fun began.

He is STILL trying to convince me to believe him lololo. Its HILARIOUS.

Anyway, Watch out for ALEX L, ALEX LUCAS, ALLASANDRO L, on WWF!

May 20, 2020
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Be aware of this name
by: Anonymous

Anybody hear of the name Thomas Dale Harrison. Oil rig engineer in Newfoundland. I am cautious at this point but in one day, he loves me. yikes

May 19, 2020
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Mike Scott update
by: Anonymous

I blocked him everywhere. He created a new Instagram account Car_lScott and started to harass me there. Saying he was going to pay me back. He’s fighting for our love.

I blocked him again.

Then he called me on the phone 1 week later asking why I will not return his emails. I ended up changing my phone number that night. It sounded like a Nigerian accent. The phone number came up as a New York number even though he claimed he was from Georgia. But I know they can take the numbers and make them look like they’re own.

May 19, 2020
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Re: I Too Got Scammed
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Did he ask you for money, too? Or did you block him before he could ask you for money? Good for you for doing your research on this guy. When will these scammers get it into their heads that games, Fitbit, and LinkedIn aren't dating sites?

May 17, 2020
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I too got scammed
by: Anonymous

I was searching for more information on a person who started chatting with me on yahtzee with buddies. While searching I came across this page and thought I'd check it out. I'm glad I did. He seemed really nice and I have been enjoying chatting with him.

He too asked me to go on hangouts which I did. He said he worked on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He also sent pictures of himself and 2 children. Said he was a widow for 8 years. I am a widower so he must have looked me up. He too would have broken English at times and now I know why. I'm glad I decided to search.

Ladies beware of sweet talkers.

May 16, 2020
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Words With Friends - Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

His name is Chris Austin, from US, California but is in Ireland for 2 months for a 6 month contract on the sea. He is an engineer " in rig construction precisely" with his words. He is 57 years old and he has a 7 year old daughter, named Sarah. His wife passed away in a car accident, on her way from Walmart 3 years ago and he believes he cannot find a true love again, who would accept him as who he is and care his daughter as her own.. he was missing his daughter so much but whatever he does was to provide her a better life. The nanny he hired was looking after her in his absence.

He is very kind and positive, we had a nice smooth chat in WWF and he asked for hangout talk several times. He says he does not have an Instagram account and cannot use whatsapp as phones are not allowed. I am not sure if WWF can be played from a laptop but he said he does hence the hangout from laptop.

Although I recently received a lot of requests like that (all guys are from the US) and reject every single time; after a long chat at wwf and reading his story about his wife and daughter and being away from her right now, I just accepted his hangout request, thinking to be helpful he may need a friend to talk as we all recently in need due to covid lockdown.

I told him from the beginning that I am not interested in dating or whatsoever but I can only be a friend here just by texting. Also no calls accepted. He said he is fine and feel happy to have my friendship and respect my decision. He sent me a photo of his daughter & himself sitting on a bench.

Seeing the same guy in a wwf profile photo and in this photo, I thought he is normal. He asked for mine and I just sent one that is already public in web/ internet. He liked my photo and wrote kind compliments. We talked about hobbies and I was curious about the life in the sea and asked him to send me some photos. He said it is not allowed due to security reasons but he will try tomorrow and take the risk. Then I asked some other questions about the company which he changed the subject easily. He mentioned that they are 22 people out there and and he works every day almost 8 hours.

He also said I am the only person he is talking in 2 months time and that was why he was eager to talk in hangouts which was weird and I wonder why he was not in touch with his friends US. He said he is only allowed to talk once a week on Fridays with his daughter. I said he was texting me more than 2 hours which he could do the same with his friends.

I assume my questions were putting him in a tricky situation and he said he feels sleepy as it was a stressful work day (though 5 min before he mentioned he could talk all night with me as I am free and honest with him, he feels comfortable) and we ended the chat with good nights, he said will text tomorrow.


After ending the chat, I googled him but instead I found this website. I couldn’t believe the very similar stories were written for different names. Noticing the mentioned language details in the stories, I read our chat again and noticed the change in English use, words etc during the chat (definitely not an American English by the way) also not a 57 year old educated person style.


I understood being a good person is not a good thing in this world anymore. People can easily use your kindness! For the other guys I rejected, I thought they were trying to use the gaming platform for dating which I have mentioned to him (he was surprised and he said "God knows what their intentions were") but I have never thought of a scam!!!

I have blocked and report him everywhere and wanted to share on this site as well in case anyone comes up with the same person.
I do not know how to post photos here but the photos I have do not match with anyone in google. He has grey hair and beard, looks fit and handsome.. the daughter is beautiful.

There is almost 5 hours difference between our chat and the time of my comment here and he is still online at hangout..I assume he is trying for someone else!

Please be careful with whom you are talking to, do not be naive like me!

May 15, 2020
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James Patrick or Patrick James
by: Anonymous

I am in conversations with this person. I know it is a scam and I am not sending money. He thinks I am, but I am not. I'm just enjoying the laugh while Covid quarantined at my house. I'm trying to waste as much of his time as I can so he doesn't have that time to try to manipulate someone else.

I have reported him to FB and the FTC. Probably won't go anywhere, but at least it's out there.

Good luck everyone!

May 14, 2020
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Oil Rig
by: Anonymous

Here is another name Jimmy Steve Wales. Says he works on KCA Deutang offshore as a sub contractor with his own crew. Even has a FB account with only 1 women as a friend.

Had an accident and one of his "men" got hurt and he had to pay the family of this man!!!

Said he loves you immediately.Good looking. Widow from Texas with a daughter Lucy who lives with his sister in law because he works so much away from home.

HUGE scammer.

That whole if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.

May 14, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

FREDWILSON4940 ON IG!!!

I GET A MESSAGE FROM THIS GUY. I TELL HIM I WAS MARRIED AND HE STILL WOULDN'T STOP. I ASKED FOR PICS, NOPE. ASKED FOR EMAIL, NOPE. ASKED TO TALK ON HANGOUT, NOPE!!!

I WAS TRYING TO BE FRIENDLY AS WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD. BUT AFTER LOOKING THRU THE MESSAGES I NOTICED TYPING ERRORS, LOTS OF PLURAL WORDS AND THE DESPERATION OF WANTING MY EMAIL.

I CUT IT SHORT, TOLD HIM I WAS HAPPY AND IN LOVE WITH MY MAN AND BLOCKED AND UNFOLLOWED ON IG.

YOU HAVE TO BE ON HIGH ALERT AND TRUST YOUR GUT.

I REPORTED HIM? DUNNO IF THAT WILL HELP. I DIDN'T GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO ASK FOR MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE.

May 14, 2020
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Ken B. and Jeffrey K.
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I have encountered guys like the one you mentioned. I have come across two more guys, one calling himself Ken B., claiming to be an independent contractor in the Gulf of Mexico on Fitbit. When he asked me if I'm on any social media sites, like Facebook and Hangouts, I told him I wasn't on those anymore.

This was yesterday. Jeffrey K., seemed like he was serious about physical fitness and being healthy, also asked. I had to delete them from my Fitbit friends list.

I don't know about you, but the real Ken B. and Jeffrey K. probably don't ask women, who also use Fitbit, for their WhatsApp numbers. It's not worth the hassle or the heartbreak.

Stay safe, everybody.

May 13, 2020
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Tyler David
by: Anonymous

Claims to recently take a job on a rig in Ireland before lockdown. Says 12 hr days 7 day’s a week, sleeping only downtime. Says he’s a single dad from OH with a 7 year old daughter. Started on insta, moved to hangouts

tylerdavid168
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Anyone else experience this person?

May 12, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to someone who was on Zoosk but he then wanted to continue talking to me on WhatsApp. He claimed he was a widow, he was 56 and he worked on a oil rig off the coast of Sicily for 8 months.

He claimed he lived in Ryefield Road in Uxbridge. He was very convincing. His late wife was called Ingrid and he had 3 dogs. I have photos and a video of the person he was claiming he was.

May 12, 2020
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Lewis Wayne met on Scrabble Go
by: Anonymous

Started with chatting on Scrabble Go, he was 50, a supervisor on the oil rig. His wife had passed away and he had a 4 year old daughter Chloe. He asked me to go on Hangouts or WhatsApp. When I said I would not do that he asked about just emailing each other, I agreed but made a dummy email with no link to myself just as a precaution.

Things escalated quickly and he was confessing his love for me, we were exchanging pictures and he sent several different pictures of this very handsome man and I thought maybe he was real. Sadly I was wrong, he had issues at work and needed Apple Card’s ASAP.

I called him out as a scammer and after fighting with him for a half hour he confessed he was in Nigeria. Be careful that are good at what they do. If they ask for gift cards or money or anything like that it’s not real.

Beware of Lewis Wayne His email is Waynelewis076@gmail.com

May 12, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I have recently been in contact with a person who is going by the name of Cody Puentes. He claims to be on an oil rig in Alabama and will be leaving there soon. I met him on Hinge and did not think anything about his pictures until one day he sent me a picture of himself and his dog "Blade". The tag on the dog was "Donut" so I looked it up on FB to find out he stole the photos of Peter Marc Jacobson.

I did ask him about it and he claims he changed his identity. He has not asked for any money nor will he get it.

Anyone else have contact with this person? His email is codypuentes211@yahoo.com.

May 11, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to a guy by the name of Kendrick Scott who Says he is from green bay Wisconsin and he is on a rig in Turkey and is getting off on the 18th of this month. Has a daughter that is 18 and says he is divorced. Please if any one has talked to him let me know

May 10, 2020
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Re: fell in love hook line and sinker
by: Anonymous

This sounds similar to the guy that scammed me even though some of what he's saying now is different than what he told me. First thing he did was get me to go to Hangouts. I also sent him my address and he did send me some flowers before I found out it was a scam. I see he was asking for your address. The guy I talked to was also very spot-on with great English most of the time but only a few times was it off.

The guy that scammed me after I called him out sent me an email and told me his name was actually Fredrick. LOL. I knew he was from Nigeria. He also said I love you very quickly and got frustrated when I wouldn't call him some pet names like he was calling me. He also sent me love songs from YouTube and some beautiful poems which I found out later he got off the internet.

Also a lot of these Nigerians are going on to Christian websites to try to scam Christian women. Part of their Muslim religion tells them they can lie as long as it benefits them. So they are particularly going after Christians.

May 10, 2020
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I fell for it...hook line and sinker
by: Alyssa4

Alas, my oil rig engineer is a fraud. He was very, very good. He answered every question perfectly, really too perfectly, and that is what made me skeptical. We meet on Scrabble Go and he asked me to talk on Hangout with him. He soon told me that he had a 15 yo son who lived with him and he had been through a nasty divorce after 17 years of marriage.

Guess what? The same is true of me...which means that he had to either find me on fb or do some research. Scary either way.

Speaking of which, he had no social media presence whatsoever and claimed that he felt it damaged relationships in the long run. He was preparing to retire from the oil rig work and was wanting to settle down and make a happy family. He also said he was a multi-millionaire. It would all be mine when we married. He asked me for my address to send me a gift, but I said no. I said, "You first" and I never got his address from him. He also told me he spoke great English. Some days his texting was on point and some days, it was not.

He called me twice and had a very heavy accent and sounded younger than what he had said. I was suspecting he was Nigerian at that point. His story was that his parents had died while he was very young and he moved from his native Poland to Shelby, NC at the age of 24.

He said "I love you" very quickly and became upset that I would not say it. He sent me love songs from you tube and said the most beautiful bullcrap you have ever heard. I just played along until today when I asked him to hold up a note to me with the date on it. It was so fake. Lol.

He said that I did not trust him because I asked for this. He went by William Frederick on Scrabble, but I found the profile pic and the pictures he sent me (including pictures of him with orphans in India) on a fb profile belonging to a pastor in Texas named Ron Osborne.

I am sure this man does not realize his images were stolen. Anyway, I caught it before I sent him any money, but I just wanted to warn others. And now I love Dr. Ron Osborne who is happily married and looks like at great man. lol

May 08, 2020
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Chung Wu
by: anonymous

Seems like we had the same scammer. Same situation and event. Do you happen to have his picture and email. I want to check if the same person. his facebook profile is Raymond Chan, and i think he has a picture in his profile.

May 07, 2020
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More Nigerian Scammers
by: Biggles777

Hello

More Nigerians.

Patrick Johnson says he is a wealthy marine engineer and a page about him is here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/patrick-johnson-marine-engineer.html

Justin Williams is also Nigerian. He get's caught and disappears only to come back as someone else 6 hours later. Uses same photos.

Avoid this email;

justinthegreybeard41@gmail.com

May 07, 2020
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Thomas wood
by: Anonymous

He invited me on Instagram and I accepted the invite. He told me I'm beautiful and we started talking. He told me he is a rig engineer in Italy. He told me he put a lot of money in one of the oil companies in Italy.

He kept on checking on me like a nice guy. Once he told me that he bought me a gift that cost a lot of money so for me to get the gifts I must pay the goods 5000$ so I realized this guy is scamming me.

Look out for Thomas wood on Instagram and his profile picture where he put pink roses. The pictures that he is using on Instagram are stolen.

Be careful girls for Thomas Wood

May 06, 2020
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Re: Found this page before I got scammed
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I'm one of the people who found this page two years ago, even when I didn't send any money to any scammers. I trusted my instincts and told them "No" after their pleas for help and their promises to pay me back.

I typed in "oil rig engineer romance scams" and found this page in the autumn/winter of 2018 to share my story.

If there's anything I learned on this page, it's that one doesn't have to send any money to scammers to be scammed and they'll guilt you into sending money. I even asked one of them about a picture he used as his profile pic. He didn't know what to say.

May 06, 2020
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Aunt Scammed!!
by: Anonymous

My Aunt is getting scammed! Shes 74 and there is this guy who claims to be 61 and has an 11 yr old daughter in private school. Says his wife died. He supposedly is out on an oil rig and is retiring in a few weeks. He too wants to get married, buy a house, and a car.

We don't live in the same state, so I'm not sure if he's asked for money or anything yet. She did say he could send HER some to her bank!! She did send me a picture and I image searched it and it is linked to a grocery ad, a french escort service, and finally found him on another scam page.

He is actually a Chief Commissioner in Romania. He knows his picture has been stolen. The name he is going by with her is Paul Sean(Shawn).

I hate to have to break the news to her!

May 06, 2020
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