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.

Comments for Oil Rig engineer for dating scam

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
New scammer
by: Anonymous

Hello, Here is a new scammer. His name was Thomas Darin. An 54 years old engineer from San Jose.
He worked in Yemen but he has a son in San Jose, CA. He told me that he lost his wife and he has got a 6 years old son.

His number was +1(970)3647039.

After I blocked him on fb and whatapp he used this number : +39 351 028 5122.


Jul 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig scammer
by: Anonymous

The scammer posed as one from an oil rig in Saudi Arabia, won my heart, pretended to be so Godly, 2 kids in UK. All my hard earned money and the photo is of Colin Allen WFD president. Said his name was Kenneth Rochester on hangouts and LinkedIn.
Evil

Jul 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Kevin B
by: Anonymous

That's my Google voice number. I followed safety tips advice from dating coach after l came across many scammers from the beginning experience on a dating site. Don`t ever give your real number, real email to anyone you don`t know on social media. You will deal with majority of scammers. Act like one!

I dealt with Davidson Leonardo more than two weeks. I posted his pictures. Many ladies contacted me. I'm happy to save someones fortune and open someone`s eyes about scammers.

Every woman should be like you. Don't trust anyone until you prove that person yourself.

I get messages from scammers more than real people everyday. I have a Nigerian coworker to tell me how those scammers do.

BTW, please read my comment again. The independent contractor l met in person works for and agency, not directly to a company.

Anyway ladies, it doesn't matter what kind of contract. No genuine gentleman would ever, ever ask for any kind of financial support from a woman. Keep that in mind!

Thank you again for your concern!

Be safe, and be well!

Jul 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Male scammers website
by: Anonymous

Hi ladies, I ran across this website male-scammers.com with lots of photos.
I hope this helps!

Jul 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

James Sun from California has a 14 year old son wife died in a car accident 5 years ago. Working in Scotland on a oil rig heading to Arabia. Son in trouble and right off said he loved me and requested an iTunes card and $3500 in administration fee to come to me.

Claims he hates what he does and the contract for over 2M dollars. I told him I'm not what he is looking for and to take care then blocked him on Facebook and messenger

Jul 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
905 #
by: Anonymous

This area code 905 is an Ontario Canada #
scammer

Jul 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
???
by: Anonymous

Hey. Hallo. Did any of you talk to the number 9050975216

Jul 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Independent Contractor 818 # a fraud.
by: Kevin B

Independent Contractor will convince you how rich they are. There will be some sort of emergency or will send you something and deliver to you. Watch how much the prepaid fee was short, etc.

I did a reverse phone number search on the phone number you listed. Pops up on Watch for scams, how about that? Look Below

WatchForScams.com › oil-rig-engin...
Oil Rig engineer for dating scam - Watch For Scams
He's a genius scammer. Please read my comment on June 26th. We should stop this scammer and protect others.

Jul 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
John Giovanni
by: Anonymous

All this is definitely my experience. No requests for money or cards. He actually sent me a gift. On an oil rig in Scotland, from San Antonio. Has granddaughter, 14 he is raising because his daughter and son in law died in auto accident.

Why do they do this? It makes no sense at all! Can’t a man just be honest? If anyone has had contact with same person or similar.. seems they all are?

Fallinggently976@gmail.com.

Broken hearted ❤️

Jul 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dr. Fernando
by: Anonymous

Two days ago a scammer used Dr. Fernando Gomez Pinto for his profile on POF. Claiming he is a neurosurgeon in Bakersfield, California.

I just blocked him.

Watch out!

Jul 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Independent contractor
by: 8187248837

I met a real independent contractor yesterday. He's been in many countries. He has a contract in my area almost a year now. He told me that he got full benefits when he signed a contract with an agency. Medical coverage, full 401k upfront, airfare, got pay even when he's on a vacation, free WiFi and internet access, no restriction on FaceTime, video call, or phone call. No such problems that we always hear from scammers. He never needs to pay for anything.

Jul 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers name
by: Ksw

His name is Bobby William. Look out for him.

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Chris Walker FB Scammer
by: Anonymous

I got suspicious after he says he's a NATIVE of ATLANTA but OMG! The bad English is always a sign of hacker/scammer.

I googled the phone number he gave me
574-217-4972 Chris Walker to find its a VOIP.
I asked "do you always use a VOIP?"

BUSTED ... He didn't know what VOIP was.
Be careful

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Roland Ferguson
by: Anonymous

I have the same story, but lucky i sent no money. Unfortunately, i fell for this guy in "the picture." I was determined to find the real him and i did. I used Google Images and uploaded a few of the picture "my guy" sent me. Results from the search came up and IT IS a different name.

I am reaching out to him to let him know his photos are being used. My scammer reached out to me through LinkedIn but in a few days we moved to Hangouts App.

I started getting suspicious when I mentioned things like Slang words like "Hun" and he didnt understand. I had to explain it was short for "Honey." He also claimed to be from California but had no idea about the earthquakes. He also claimed love quickly, parents died, divorced, no kids, etc.

Ladies! Search the images.

'reverse.photos' is another way to search the pictures.

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I was scammed
by: Anonymkswous

I didnt get your message in time. Friday, i sent him over the email a 200.00 Amazon card. I felt he was my one and only. All was good til yesterday afternoon when he was booking his flight home.

He said his credit card was declined and said something stupid that the bank didnt know he was travelling and put a block on it which is pure BS.

He promised he would pay me back. Yeh right. I blocked him. Lying scammer.

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

I am a scam victim. I was scammed out of a MacBook, iPad and iPhone by Davidson Leonardo. Ladies, watch out. His phone number is 949-313-4778. He used his fake company website, his Linkedin profile and his Instagram profile to mislead women. I would like to post these three links here so ladies if you were contacted by him, be alert. Here are the links:

http://dleonardoodc.com/about.html

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidson-leonardo-412b52145/

https://www.instagram.com/daveleomax/

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Responding to potential scammer victim
by: Anonymous

Just had a guy ask to follow me on Instagram. His name was Michael Padderson. Lives in US but is on an oil rig in Gulf of Mexico. I called him out right then and there, and unfollowed him and blocked him. I just got scammed by Klaus Adam Scott. Gave no money.

Then I am on WWF, that is where I met Klaus. Anyway on WWF and a guy named Michael B wants to play. He is the guy I just blocked on Instagram. I threw everything but the kitchen sink at him. He denied it of course, and asked me for my number so he could prove by video chat. I said no, give me your number. No response.

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jude Deshawn/ Jude Lowen
by: Anonymous

Claims his wife passed away and he has a daughter that’s 15.

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Using more than one name
by: Anonymous

How do you find if a person you are talking to has more than one name or another site on any social media

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Patrick laursen
by: Anonymous

He's fake. He's a scammer

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Patrick Laursen
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of this guy? 51, lives in New York. He’s from Denmark

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
2 Men with more than 1 name
by: Anonymous

This man is in uniform that read born in Jordan.
Michael J. Walsh
Esmat F. Salahat
Carlos Clark
Robert Meekie

Its a scammer.

Mark Strong
Mark Cleveland
Civil engineer green eyes age 55 handsome

Im suspicious if I find more than one name. Be careful who you accept as friends on any social media site. 99% are scammers.

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Money scammer
by: Anonymous

With Robert Marcus never had feelings for him as they use kids and pressure you for money and they use love songs and promise to take care of you. I have someone in my life and don't need that story about kids. Hes a sad loser that has to use children and said he was in China and had to get home. I will never talk to anyone I don't know again. I hope they catch him before he ruins someones lives. If he does have kids they must be so proud because he needs to spend his life in prison so dont give in to him

Jul 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Same
by: Anonymous

Mine said generally the same thing. Watch out for the name Klaus Scott

Jul 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers name
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been contacted by a Bradford Kuhn?? Brad J on Instagram?? This guy is messaging me on Instagram first then moved to Hangouts. Says he is widowed, a tool pusher on an oil rig then said he was chief engineer on his oil rig!!??

Jul 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig Engineer Augustine Fredrick and Drilling Engineer Frank Donald
by: Anonymous

Established love relationship and very spiritual quoting Bible, very romantic all the love songs. Wanted $3150 in bitcoins to be sent to pay this data he needed for work to finish and could retire and come back to states. Said he has a son (Grayson)in boarding school in Ohio. Wants wife and to have a happy family. Wife died 4 years ago. Son wants a mom. Name Augustine Fredrick.

Also, another drilling engineer Frank Donald also has son living in Ohio his name Nelson. Wife died son needs mom figure. Will be retiring coming back to live in states.

Does these two names sound familiar or scenarios?

Jul 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Money scammer
by: Anonymous

Don't talk to Robert Marcus profile. He said illinois with two daughters, ones sick and needs money to get home. he is a big liar and just wants money and loves all the women. He always has problems and needs money and wants iTunes cards.

Jul 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Response to scammed more than once 7-13-19
by: Anonymous

Bless you. They do this 24/7! and are smooth. If you have pictures and information, phone, address I'd be glad to research them. They Are so smooth you are not the only one who Has been taken. Lamjoana798@gmail.com. Be glad to help. Its a cruel crime.

Jul 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammed more than once
by: Anonymous

I am obviously a naive, gullible dumb a.. because I let 2 of them have money. They are very good and know exactly what buttons to push. They are all foreigners from different countries. Ask them to take a photo of themselves with a piece of paper with your name on it. Scammers will NEVER do this. Move on.

They are liars, deceitful and have no ethics whatsoever. It blows my mind how they are grown men, spending a LOT of time online, searching for victims. Even though I don't have money and told them I was filing bankruptcy due to severe financial difficulties, they continued to press me for bank account info, Western Union, etc.

I even had other people send me money $500-1000 via Western Union (someone in U.S. with American name), then send to Germany or Africa same way.

Unbelievable!

Jul 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Ladies
by: Anonymous

If they ask for money They are SCAMMERS!! A man with any pride wouldn’t do this. This is their JOB. It took me losing everything to realize this. The Internet is full of them. They are every where now. They wont pay you back and they wont come to see you. I know from 2 years of going through this. False paperwork of all kinds.

They are good at their JOB. Sorry to tell you but they don’t LOVE YOU and not anything they say or do is the truth. Don’t loose your life to these people that don’t care whether you live are die.

I know what I’m talking about I’ve done this. Please don’t give up your lives for something that’s not real.

May God Protect You !!

Jul 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Potential Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I think the guy you think is a potential scammer is indeed a scammer you're thinking of sending money to. Don't send him any money or anything else. Report it to the FTC, FBI, etc.

What did this scammer say he wanted a laptop and money for, exactly? I ask because, although I wasn't asked for a laptop, I did get a request for money, which I refused to do. Again, don't send him any money.

Stay safe and trust your instincts.

OneThirdCultureKid

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Steven Davis/Steven Freeman
by: Anonymous

He messaged me on Pinterest and said he was divorced with a son working on a oil rig in Germany. Wanted to go to hangouts but I
refused, so he emails all the time and is saying he loves me and wants a life with me, but his
machine on the rig has broke and needs $5000 to fix it, and says he will pay me back. He says he
is from Mississippi but when I finally got him to call he had a very heavy accent and when
I asked about that he said he was from Switzerland. The whole thing seems fishy to me, so anyone heard of him?

He asks about the money over and over again, and gets very upset because I won’t send it!

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

To Oil Wife Widow,
You should file a FTC Complaint again the scammer through this link.
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/GettingStarted?NextQID=216#crnt

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

To Oil Wife Widow, Davidson Leonardo asked me to send a laptop, iPad and iPhone to the same recipient and same address:

Recipient Address: 102 Coral Road, West Beach, Cape Town, South Africa, Zip code 7441
Recipient Contact: Davidson Leonardo C/O Samuel Richie

Email:davleo2700@gmail.com
Cell number: +27642641651 (South Africa local number)

He also asked me to wire money to him to buy materials. Wire money beneficial name: Sabrina M Gilbert. Beneficial address: 155 Calahan Rd, Columbus, OH 43207

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Ksw
by: Anonymous

Go on YouTube and look for oil rig protocols that is a lie and it’s all a lie ad they even go as far as printing a fake contract. They are very smart and they’ll produce anything and you start to second guess yourself so don’t be like me as I was scammed out of a lot of money. They even cry and tell you that they’ll give you 50% interest so please ladies you will never meet them and your heart will be broken and $$ broke

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

I live in California and not too far from Stockton. There are no oil rigs near Stockton. Anyone who says they are on an oil rig are probably a scammer. I fell for one and will regret it as long as I am alive. They do a lot of damage emotionally, financially and mentally. Do not fall into their trap.

Most of them are experts at what they do and do not care what harm they do.

Greg Anderson is a name to remember on WWF.

Do not fall for his story. A liar.

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Bicemack Via Pinterest
by: Anonymous

Scammers are on Pinterest too. Bicemack contacted me on Pinterest and asks all the same questions as all the other scammers ask but has not yet asked for money. I can see it coming as
the latest question he asked is what is your favourite type of food and do you live alone? or with your kids.

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Oil Wife Widow

He is asking for laptops, phones and iPads. He is a scammer. If you have been affected by him, please comment.

Recipients Name: Davidson Leonardo.
C/O Samuel Richie.
Address: 102 coral road, west Beach, Cape Town South Africa. Zip code 7441.
Recipient Email:davidsonleonardo216igmail.com
Cell Number: +27642641651 (SA CELL-LINE

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Santiago Fernandez
by: JSL

Okay Ladies, I've received a threatening email from the above person who claims that his client has a $50,000 contract to "terminate" my life. He claims he has been stalking me for a week and 3 days, but claims that I am a straightforward woman and innocent of all charges laid against me, and decided not to kill me.

He is trying to scam me out of $20,000 which is the balance he claims his client owes him that he would get paid to "terminate" my life and is willing to meet me to release the tape that contains the client conversations and the identity of his client.

Email address: santiago10051989@yahoo.com

I can only think this is from the same scumbag oil rig engineer who ripped me off for $7,000 who I reported to IC3 -- I already posted his name David Kenneth/David Guillaime.

Please be careful Ladies, these scammers are getting more and more creative.

I will be reporting this to the local police.

God bless you all.

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Is he a scammer too
by: Anonymous

I met this guy who is an engineer on a rig in Italy named Ryan who claims to be from Germany and has lived in Singapore. His wife died a few months ago and has a son who is 4 years old. Seems very loving and uses quotes from google. Promises of marriage and love forever and very Godly. Says that he works somewhere in Italy and just asked me to help him with 20,000$.

Anyone know anything about this guy.

raniraine1@gmail.com

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
IF YOU KNEW THIEF WAS KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR
by: Anonymous

IF YOU KNEW A THIEF WAS KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR
WOULD YOU OPEN THE DOOR? OF COURSE NOT!!!

These guys are smooth and I'm leaving names. Keep the door locked dont let them in.

HARRISON FOCUS. He is actor pic with child

EDOARDO COSTA RESIMLERI possible real name


RAWLINGS T. GALLAHER EYE CANDY PIC OIL DECK

KERRY WHYTE. Same candy pic says 63yr

JAMES COLLINSON salt pepper guy is eye candy

All three the same man


THOMAS LINGEGAARD MADSEN. dark hair candy too

PRMOD SINGH. same guy somewhat into acting

JAMES ROLAND. same fine to eye man


SEAN COMBOS or COMBOSH Black man ( p daddy)

This is out of hand. Women falling into this ORGANIZED CRIME RING DAILY. I want to inform you. THESE CROOKS ARE THIEVES

SLAM THE DOOR IN THEIR FACE AND DONT OPEN IT
IN FIRST PLACE.

THEY DO NOT LOVE YOU. GOOGLE NIGERIAN 419 YOU SHOULD FIND PHOTOS OF THEIR SMILING FACES HANDS FULL OF MONEY RAISED TO THE SKY. YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY.

IT A ROMANCE SCAM. SCAM. SCAM

PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY, ANY KIND OF GIFT CARS, NO NO NO LAPTOPS. YOU WILL BE SORRY

LETS GET THIS WORD OUT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. BUT WE CANT SUPPORT NIGERIANS WHO COULD TAKE WHAT THEY STOLE AND RELOCATE

AND GET A REAL JOB. I READ STORIES IT CRUSHES MY HEART

PLEASE THEY DO NOT LOVE YOU.

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Gary Ralston
by: Anonymous

I met a guy name Gary Ralston on Instagram. I have been careful since I have been getting fake men on there. Well I invited him, he was different. He said his wife died in 2018 with a battle stage 4 cancer and he is a single dad of 2 kids boy and girl, and he lives in California.

We talk and was willing to get together half way to meet. He says ok. Well then he turned around and has a contract in Qatar. He said he will be back home by the end of august. He says he loves me and I thought to myself this is strange, but I continued which was a stupid choice. Then he started asking me to get this Bluebird debit card for $5 at walmart, and I told him I don't know about this card and I told him no.

Okay he let it go, and yesterday we argue online on WhatsApp and I told him this isn't working out, and he blamed me right and left, then he ask for a Steam wallet card and I looked it up and found a beware scams going on. I told him off, then I deleted my whatsapp permanently. No way in hell will I do that.

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Stephen mark
by: Anonymous

He scammed me twice for £550 and he's bad news so has anyone else met him

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Long term
by: Anonymous

Ladies, be aware that these guys can be very patient! I’ve been contacted by someone calling himself Charles Hudgens on and off for almost a year. Started on Words with Friends and took a while before he proclaimed his undying love for me! Even though he knew I was married. I foolishly started to fall for him big time even though the alarm bells were going off left, right and centre!!

He only recently started asking for help with paying delivery charges for equipment needed to carry out maintenance on a rig he was working on in the Gulf of Mexico. He even sent me a copy of the contract award worth over 800K $. It was from an American company (allegedly) but the date was written the continental way🤦🏻‍♀️!

It looked very real apart from that stupid mistake! He asked for only 1,150 $ and got real stressed when I asked for a copy of his (Swiss) passport. He did send it though and again, it looked amazingly real. Needless to say I didn’t send any money and he got very nasty calling me selfish, wicked and a liar.

I can live with that knowing none of it applies to me. He is still playing on Words but changed his picture to simply a Z with no other details other than United States. No info about how long he’s been playing or any other names. Please be careful if he should invite you to play! He’s extremely good with words and knows how to get under your skin!!

Use your brain before you lose your heart!!!

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Linkedin
by: Anonymous

So linkedin used to be a safe place now there are scammers. Infiltrating. I read below someone said their scammer had 3 difference profiles, I experienced the same thing. Please feel free to email me o compare notes.

vilanelleforreal@gmail.com

Jul 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Roland from California
by: Anonymous

Connected me through Linkedin but continued chatting on Hangouts App. Says he's offshore in the gulf, going to be 50 on Aug. 24. Divorced no kids. Asked for Amazon cards b/c needed more internet.

So sad cause I truly started falling for this. I have pics to provide.

Email me.

aburciaga1982@gmail.com

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
POTENTIAL SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

No please no. He is Scammer. Block him now. Dont send anything. He will drain you dry. VERY QUICKLY.

PLEASE DO NOT

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Not sure
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to a man named Roland he says he is on an oil rig near Stockton Calif and needs money to fly home from the oil rig that he can not access his bank account does anyone know about this.

Thank you

Jen

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

Please do not send any laptop, iPad, iPhone, or money to this scammer. I have already cross checked with another victim. Davidson Leonardo is for sure a scammer.

Please file a FTC complaint at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/GettingStarted?NextQID=409&Url=%23%26panel1-2&SubCategoryID=3#crnt

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Responding to potential scammer victim
by: Anonymous

Linked In has scammers. My scammer is on there under 3 different names

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Potential Scammer DON'T DO IT!!
by: Anonymous

Don't send him any money. They are good at forging identification documents. Do not send him anything else. You will regret it!! They are scammers. The scammers use different names and photos. I guarantee you that he is not who he says he is!!

Don't do it!! I did and I regret it immensely. Never will get that money back. It's very sad.

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
pos
by: Anonymous

I think this man is scamming my mom and I've proved to her it's a scam and she is still talking to him. Sent him 7500 already and is thinking of sending more and talking about a life together!!!ugh help!!!!!

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Help please.
by: Anonymous

Please help me asap. This guy I met on POF is working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Alaska. He said due to protocol, he cannot talk on the phone from his cellphone. I guess it would cause a fire. He also said he needed an Amazon card to text me. Also he gave me his address in the states.

It is a legit address but the apt manager will not tell me who lives there. How can i find out? Is there a protocol on cellphones and is he really not able.

Thank you, ksw

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Wondering
by: Anonymous

I wonder if any of you have ran across a man named John Parker who says he is off the coast of Ireland on an oil rig and has a son 15 who was in a bus crash in Ghana and still in hospital

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Potential Scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever met anyone who has a profile on Linked In that has been a scammer? I am in the process of sending money now. Already sent him a laptop. These stories sound similar. He has produced a passport and drivers license. Thank you!

Jul 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

His offshore drilling company is fake. My friend went to check that address. Company number is cellphone. He set up all websites to scam you ladies. CEO of real company won't ask you for anything. Wake up and be smart!

He needs to be locked up to safe next victim.

Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Sca mers
by: Anonymous

To save you a fortune, anyone who brings up financial issues, please run for your life as fast as possible. A genuine gentleman would never, ever ask you for money.

Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Save ourself
by: Anonymous

To all yo lovely ladies. Please lift your chin up. We are precious beings. We don't need a man who has financial problems. A real man will be eager to meet you as soon as possible. If he can't video call and meet you for any reason, he's fake. Don't waste your time. He will eventually ask for financial support.

Long distance is not working like old time any more. Find someone close to your area.

Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo again
by: Anonymous

He might be rich by now. I reported him on POF. They didn't do anything with him. Admin got fooled by his fake online information that was very well set up like me. Luckily, l'm aware of the scam so, I didn't give money to anyone.

He's a genius scammer. Please read my comment on June 26th. Message me at 8187248837.

We should stop this scammer and protect others.

Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alex Bronson
by: Smart Girl

Do you have a pic you can share? vilanelleforreal@gmail.com


Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Andy....
by: Anonymous

Mine also had a sweet voice, beautiful and nice. He was smart and we talked a lot. Very nice. Totally your man sounds like mine. I talked to him a year and everything ended. He wanted a phone, a laptop, some money. He did not get anything. I fell in love with him to such an extent that my family survived. The love of my relatives won but sometimes I miss talking to him. He was different than everyone else. He was intriguing and I liked to talk to him very much. It did not bother me that he was a crook, he confessed to it when I wrote to him that I knew who he was. He promised that he does not do it anymore and I hope that this is what this man did. He was a good boyfriend. In Nigeria, it is very bad and poor and these people live to lie. I will never forget his voice. Beautiful. Calm. He always could calm me down and ask if I ate something or if I ate. What I do and how I feel. He sent beautiful songs. I regret one thing that I will never meet him to thank him for opening my eyes to other matters.

But my dear friends, remember that this is just an internet romance and you will never meet them. And if he asks for money, cards, laptop, telephone ... Remember, you are a victim of fraud.

Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Donald scar
by: Anonymous

Claims to be from San Diego USA has father recently died and left him $3.2 million and he needs to go to Malaysia to claim it. Contacted me through WWF. Made the mistake I’m not taking his drivers license and when his passport seized by Malaysian Authorities, and he needed my help to survive in hot stinking country were his words.

I Suspected a scam and was right. So I played along with the game to find as much as I can to protect other women. He is not educated but is an American I think by the voice, a churchgoer, anglican, finally sent me the letter from Petronas oil, showing the amount of $3.2 million USA. No reference number on that letter.

I telephoned Petronas and they gave me short shift to say this is a scam so don’t listen.

Ladies don’t send money and don’t send details or don’t send anything if it’s too good to be true it usually Is.

Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Pamela they steal your heart
by: Anonymous

Pamela, please contact me at butistillwantone@hotmail.com

In think he's the same guy. Need info. Thank you!

Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alex Bronson
by: Anonymous

This one asked for a friend request on facebook and of course accepted. Usually I look to see if he is known to friends. He had a facebook account but not much info. I did some digging and found out the profile pic doesn't match the city with palm trees in the background.

Claims he is a oil rig supervisor and works in the gulf. Ladies please check first especially reverse image search cause usually they photoshop them. Info doesn't match weather or where in the gulf. Go with your guts not your heart and no he didn't win either

Jul 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
John Seth Hlavin
by: Anonymous

I to have tried to be conned by John Seth Hlavin.
Played him at his own Game and I Won. Ladies do not fool yourself. If It Sounds too good to be True it is. Avoid this Person at All Cost.

Fake Instagram Account Deleted Off Facebook.
Ladies think Twice as there is Plenty of Real Men out there who are not Fake Like This One.

Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Palmer Anderson and butistilk..
by: Anonymous

Me too. Anderson Palmer sounds like the guy who's taking to me. Can you email me at Asmalls70@outlook.com.

We can get him

Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Anderson Palmer or Palmer Anderson
by: Anonymous

Hi. You're guy sounds exactly like the scammer I was scammed by. Please write to me butistillwantone@hotmail.com. please!!

Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers
by: Anonymous

Ladies or guys dont entertain them. If its oil rig, widowed, money, kids and money block and run.
You will regret it


Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

Has anyone met Davidson? Has he asked you to send him a laptop, phone, and Ipad? He allegedly owns D’Leonardo offshore drilling. He is on POF. From Santa Maria.

Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Anderson Palmer or Palmer Anderson (Andy)
by: Anonymous

Hi! I met a sweet guy on WWF during a vulnerable time in life (I’m way too smart for this, yet somehow this guy got in under my radar). Has anyone come across this man? Claims he was born in Milan, Italy but came to Houston, TX to work as a contractor with Exxonmobil, where he met wife, Florence. Wife perished in a plane crash (5 yrs ago?) & left him with a 14 year old daughter in a boarding school called Badminton in London, UK.

As we first spoke he was working on a major contract for Vancouver, Canada (he’s owner of contracting agency). He won the bid. Professed to be a Christian man looking for a Christian woman. We talked about theology - I’m an outdoor adventurous and music lover - I keep insisting he tell me things about himself. He’s resisted but now feeds me (no doubt fake) information. He recognized that I’m very smart so he started teasing me that I’m his teacher.

He started out on WWF always telling me my smile was beautiful & how young I look. He’s sent numerous photos but none super recent. He started off asking for iTunes cards - I sent two but when he insisted I include receipts I told him that wasn't necessary if he’s an American. Every time he asks for money or cards, he has a rig problem (yes, his engine broke, he found out his deceased dad left him gold jewelry he made & I needed to retrieve it for him, he needs chopper fees to get off rig to see me, he wants to retire & spend his life with me, he needed his courier to send his documents from his bank, etc) but I always explain that’s ridiculous & why.

He accuses me of not trusting him & shedding tears because he loves me, etc but so far, he’s keeping this game up. I think it started out with me talking to several guys but I didn’t realize it then and one has become intrigued or is possibly learning from me so he can scam better because we’ve been chatting for over a year & he calls a lot, we laugh, he likes my sarcastic wit, he enjoys me singing to him, we talk about various topics - it’s weird but it’s hard to break off.

I’ve blocked him three times knowing deep down that he’s a scammer yet I’ve opened it back up again. It’s like a game to me, but I know it’s not. After reading on several sites now (such as this one), I see the horrible damage these guys have done so I shut it down for good.

If anyone has come across a person using this name, I have loads of stuff he’s said, claimed he’s done, lots of photos (no doubt stolen), a pic of a contract award, etc. I insisted we change out of Hangouts & he agreed to use the app I choose. At first I could tell no one about him & now he tells me tell the world!

I’d love to know if anyone has come across this name & I’d love to research more & totally OUT him because he’s very good at this - he is smooth and sweet - he’s not gotten anything from me regarding cards or cash except the one time but he IS a cutie and charming - lovely soft accent, too

Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig in Hawaii... engineer needs money to come home
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of Erick Burt? Engineer on an oil rig, has a son who is 15, He is from Denmark, Wife died? Says hes 57. Asking for money to come home, If you have any information email bama66granny@gmail.com

Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Rick Westley
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never played Words With Friends, but the name sounds familiar. Didn't someone on here tell us about him last year? Has he asked you for money, too?

Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Pictures of the victim
by: Pamela

Here are some pictures

Jul 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Rick Westley
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Rick Westley on Words with Friends?

Jul 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
7-7-19 Pamela steal heart an money
by: Anonymous

Pamela I wanna put em all down. Dont give any
Personal info. None. I read your story and the name caught my eye - Bruno. Mine has many names and I found Bruno is one of them. If we could get a Pic to go with the names. If you can do a pic here great if lamjoanna798@gmail.com just want
This to stop.

Jul 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thompson Lawrence
by: Anonymous

I met him on the app called Friended. He said he was a widow of 3 years with a 6 year old daughter named Michelle. His birthday is July 26 and was born in France and mainly grew up in South Africa were his wife took a teaching position until she retired. Now they all live in the US and his daughter is with his mom in Texas.

He sent me pictures showing he was just rewarded an Exxon Mobile contract. So eventually he was going to be out of touch until the end of August as he’d be working on the rig. He did offer to transfer money into my bank account in good faith to show he was honest, but I refused. I said I didn’t him to try and prove anything. He asked if he could send a birthday gift to me, but I refused to give him my home or work address.

Then, just yesterday July 7th, I mentioned that I was going to use my credit card to get groceries. He was always asking about my eating habits, pretending to be concerned about me. All of a sudden, he needed gift cards for a project he was working on for the contract, but his card was declined. Last week, he said that he closes his accounts down while he is on the rig because he had $31K stolen from him. So can I please help him out?

I said no. I said, I shouldn’t be using the card anyway, that I just wanted to get groceries. He asked me what my credit limit was and promised to pay off my entire card. I told him that I have a pretty high limit, but I don’t feel comfortable doing something like that.

Later in the afternoon, we were still talking. I asked him if he was mad, and he said he was. Then he said that while on the rig, he could make 2 phone calls a day and wanted it to be me and his daughter but I had to download an app. At this point, I knew were it was going to be going, so I took a look at the app. Normal app, however I never used by real phone number when texting him. I couldn’t use the VoIP number on this app. I told him so and sent a screenshot of the message. The app is called Viber. He said he had to use that app due to encryption. I told him WhatsApp actually offers that same function.

Then he said this: I was told that the only way I can communicate while on the Rig. And I am gonna need a gift card to get minutes to communicate. Because I won’t be using my phone to communicate. For me to communicate while on the Rig I will need to buy minutes because we can’t use WiFi while in the middle of the sea.

Then I responded with: I thought you needed the card for research. Now you need it so we can chat? WhatsApp actually does have encryption built in. But also, why isn’t this a part of your contract with Exxon? Doesn’t make sense that they’d pay you so much to work on a project with them, but not include communication options.

His response: Yes I needed the card for a research like I said to pay for an app but I also can use it to get minutes to talk to you. The Rig has its protocol here, phones are not allowed on the Rig. I am not suppose to be communicating while on the Rig but I just want to keep in touch with you.

After that at about 4:30 my time, he said he was going to rest and hasn’t contacted me since.

Jul 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo again
by: Anonymous

Whoever asking for Davidson Leonardo. I met him on POF. I put a comment on June 26th. I screenshot his profile, messages, photo from a video call, and picture he sent to me. Please contact me : dream250@mail.com

Jul 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Chris allen
by: Anonymous

Send pics or post them so we can see how he looks cause I think he is texting me.

Jul 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
All from WFF and then Hangout
by: Anonymous

The following names were talking to my sister before I found out and put a stop to it. They started on WWF and then Hangout. Want money, cards, personal info you name it. I used socialcatfish website to investigate.

Michael Morgan, Larry James, Mike Anthony, Kelvin Powell, Mark Jones, Scott William, Donalson Victor, Maxwell Oliver, Michael Thomas, Richard Henderson, Will Kerrigan, James Walter

The worst offenders
Mark Ellis, Ryan Tyler, Markson Harry (oil Rigg story) David Hills, Tony Williames, Garrick Stunt, Frank Eric Parker, Roy Sanchez, William Jacob.

If you see them on WWF and then they ask for Hangout dont do it. There are social groups in every community. Go and enjoy time with people in the flesh.

I was lucky that I stopped it before something really bad happen to her.

Jul 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Philip too good to be true
by: Anonymous

Hello mine is Philip Greg who says hes almost finished his one year contract. Divorced and 1 daughter in college. In his early 60's I have a couple of pics of him or who he says is him. I want to believe him but these stories makes me think he is a scammer.

Jul 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
They steal your heart, then your money
by: Pamela

My guy was born in Paris, 59? Was 57 in the beginning of our texting 3 months ago. He is in Kuwait on a rig with Marathon oil and gas contract. Bolt broke, his account was frozen. Lives in Florida with 14 year old daughter. Loved me straight from WWF to google hang out. Promised me the world.
My heart has a hard time believing it's a scam, but my head tells me other wise. He goes by the name Klaus Scott, born July 25, 1960. Both parents dead, no siblings. Have spoke through hang out, has thick french??? accent.

Wants money for his broken bolt. His images (at least 10) which are beautiful are everywhere. He is 6ft, brown eyes, silver short hair, beautiful smile. Built. Has other names like Steve Ewald, Bruno, Daniel Mccann,on lots of free dating sites. I am ending it now as soon as I get off of here. It is such a drag.

Jul 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re Blossom Horton
by: Anonymous

Blossom please email me at butistillwantone@ Hotmail. com. I have some questions for you. Thank you.

Jul 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Another oil rig scam.
by: Anonymous

Well at least I didn’t give him $. Met him on Words With Friends. "Heinrich Bernard". He told me that he wanted to get to know me a little better and send pictures of himself. I joined Google Hangouts. His story. Heinrich was from Germany and met his wife in Norway and is now a USA citizen living in Fort Worth Tx. His wife passed away 4 years ago. He has a 17 year old son who goes to a private boarding school.

Heinrich is currently on the rig in Mississippi. He was too eager to call me "dear" and "sweetie". And would call me through Google hangouts. He had a sexy voice. Heinrich would tell me that he wanted to be with me in person after his contract was fulfilled.

I insisted on getting verification from him. The only thing he shared with me was a falsified "contract award certificate". Getting $1.6 million after it was fulfilled. It was whited out with new $ and his name. My first red flag. He gave me his false home address. When I looked it up, it was a greenhouse. When I started asking him questions, he would gently accuse me of not trusting and then try to redirect my conversation with his emotions and love for me.
Ugh!! I was starting to fall for Heinrich. And I’m a smart woman.

Then yesterday while he was "working all day." I started to do some serious research. LADIES Pay your $1 and go to BeenVerified.com. It works! And worth your $1. Also type in what name is given to you and google photos.

Today, in phone conversation when I was asking about his deceased wife, he couldn’t remember their wedding anniversary. And quickly said "I’m having a difficult time computing. I’m just trying to forget her and move on". Then I called him out. And shared what I knew and called him a scammer. He finally came clean.

His name is Ken and he lives in Nigeria. He is only 34 years old. I wish I could share pictures. He actually let me video call him. I took screen shots.

I cannot believe how common this happens. I’m so glad I found this website yesterday.

Bottom line "if it’s too good to be true then it’s probably too good to be true".

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 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Marco Alex Moore
by: J

This slime ball sent a friend request a few days ago. Posted pics of a good looking man with salt and pepper hair. I immediately thought something was up when he only had a couple hundred followers on IG. Profile showed he was an oil rigging consultant. He messaged me and I didn’t respond.

Yesterday I see this cute Hispanic guy and his kid on my feed and I’m like who is this??? I don’t know this guy. I clicked and what do you know. All pics and info of Marco have been deleted and replaced with Marc Crannley, South Africa, Navy Intelligence Specialist. 🤔🤔🤔

My response- Wow, you look completely different than the other photos your deleted. And NOW you are no longer an oil rigger???? 🤔🤔🤔 #shapeshifter

Needless to say...I was immediately blocked 😂😂

https://www.instagram.com/markcrannley991

Jul 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
German scammer
by: Anonymous

I sent a email to the real Matthias Groote. Hope he can achieve something by Twitter.


Jul 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
P Roberts
by: Anonymous

Send me an email. It's listed in my post. I have no way to contact you otherwise.

Jul 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig scammed
by: Anonymous

I had one that worked in Alaska and had to use his kindle to communicate because they were not allowed to use cell phones. He wrote he had a PHD in engineering. I was very suspicious of his feelings for me so quickly with a long testimony about the type of man he was he said his name was Gerald but no last name.

I blocked him after telling him he got caught so at least he never got any personal information. I was very careful and this is so unbelievable so beware ladies and don't fall for love at first text

Jul 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
German Scammer
by: Anonymous

He found me on Twitter - he is still on Twitter and stole a German politician Mathias Groote name, and goes on Twitter by LucasWagner0001, and is till on Twitter.

He is a real good scammer :)

Jul 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nick R
by: Anonymous

This man could have written the script for "Oil Rig Romance Scams". He is a real charmer. Met him on Words with Friends. Lived in LA, owned a home in Tampa Fl and is on an oil rig in Scotland. Uses the name Rick R. on Words with Friends.

User ID is nickrussell090

He's still playing. We chatted for 2 months. The same old story. In love, couldn't wait to meet me in person, went to church every Sunday. Born in Italy, no family. I knew the request for money was coming and it did.

Needed a $50-$100 Amazon Gift Card. These men are not nearly as smart as they think they are. Watch for the RED Flags. Don't be taken in by these crooks.

Jul 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Watch Watch
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Exactly. Scammers also claim to be widowed medical doctors with teenage children in medical colleges, as I've noticed.

Jul 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jake Emrick Final Chapter
by: Anonymous

For those of you who have followed my posts about Jake Emrick, i have now found out who he really is and who the scammer is. I just couldn’t let this go because my integrity is so very important to me. I went back on Funbridge and challenged OppsJake again, thinking he would not respond. But he did. Within minutes he messaged me because I took him off block. He wanted to know why I left him in his hour of need. When he so desperately needed me. He thought I loved him (which I never said) and that I was heartless.

I responded to him that he was the heartless person because for 2 months everything he said was a lie. I proceeded to put in writing all the discrepancies in most of what he told me. That the Visa he sent me was a fake. I asked who are you and why are you doing this. To my shock, he responded. I need help, I need money. I told him I would help him if he came clean and told me who he was and who Jake Emrick was.

He told me he was a 27 year old Nigerian man who couldn’t get a job and needed money to pay a dowery to get married. True or not, I doubt, but more importantly Jake Emrick does not exist. I don’t Know where he got the name, but the pictures that he sent me were of Mazen Adada, a prominent and very good looking businessman that lives in Dubai.

I have done a lot of research on him on all the social medias and a lot of the pictures that I received were there. Even the one with his daughter. I immediately blocked the Nigerian man. I sent this Azem an Instagram telling him that I believe his identity had been compromised. I have not heard back from him which surprised me, so maybe he’s also involved. But, non the less at least I can clear my mind as I know who he is.

So ladies, you may not do what I did but persevere. I hope you will not see me on this site again.

Jul 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To the person that wrote about Sergio
by: P Roberts

Could you please send me pictures of the person who you were talking too as it sounds very familiar and he got a lot of money from me

Jul 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
WATCH WATCH
by: Anonymous

Watch the social media. When you get a friend request check out and read any and all information. Awesome photos. Most widowed. They are Sargent or Captain now. Pay attention.

It is a scammer so dont give them the time of day. Hopefully they will go away. Pay close attention. They are idiots.

Jul 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Derrick Robert Alfredo
by: Anonymous

Has any one heard of this guy? He claims he is a civil engineer. He came from Italy back in the 90s and lives in Northbrook, il . Was supposed to meet me but ended up having to take care of his sick mother in Michigan. Has an Instagram account.

Jul 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know Davidson Leonardo? Any of his photos to share? I was contacted by him. I suspect he is a scammer. He claims he is a CEO in a offshore oil drilling company.

Jul 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dont Fall into Their Trap
by: Anonymous

We fall for Nigerian Scripted Romance Scam and its
Nothing More For them than a get rich Job.

MAGHAS

Scammers then call you this and the meaning is

GULLIBLE WHITE PEOPLE

Jul 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, all, The guys you described with stories sound very familiar. My latest one has dark brown hair, eye color not determined, wears glasses, and looks like your average white guy. I think the guy in the Twitter profile pic has had his pic stolen, though.

I've never heard of the guys you're asking about, but I will keep an eye out for them.

Jul 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Very romantic but no such things in the world
by: Anonymous

Michael Lee 39 years old

Michaellee0051@gmail.com
CMB scam, I already reported him already there as well.

He was a very sincere hardworking guy who makes a lot of money in Dallas, TX. He said he was shy to talk to me face to face even though he has his own company. We talked on the phone several times and I felt that his voice seemed very vulnerable but somewhat very peaceful and calm.

He asked me a couple of questions such as
"How much money I make"
"How many rooms I have"
"Have I got married before"

The reason why I found him was that it was something fishy about him. So I looked into the names on facebook but he didn’t exist at all while my name appeared first line. That is how all my suspicions got started.

If you wanna avoid such incidents, you must insist on him that you wanna talk to him via facetime or skype. And it will never happen to me but do not give any darns to the person whom I don’t know yet.

Jul 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Cora
by: Editor

I have tried emailing you several times but the emails keep getting rejected at Comcast saying 'Not our customer'

Jul 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Checking names
by: Blossom Horton

Anyone heard from a Johnson Brown, from LA with Italian heritage? Very broad accent, 2 sons in boarding school, very sexually explicit, reading from the bible. Romantic songs and quotes on a rig and needs money to pay customs in Dubai to release his security deposit box so he can get money to come home as he can't leave the rig until the contract is finished and can't access his credit card or bank accounts while on the rig.

All sounds suspect. Very handsome photos.

Thanks

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
At Anonymously
by: Anonymous

The drilling company owner your friend is taking to being Ryan Alexander Thompson /Thomas. I would be willing to bet it's the same guy. Since he went by Ryan and "his son" was Alex. Send me an email with his pic and I'll send you one back. neiciepooh@gmail.com

I could forward dozens of emails as well. Good luck. It's no skin off my nose and quite happy to call his bluff. It would be fun to make him uncomfortable.

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re. Paul Brandon 7-1-19.
by: Anonymous

To Cloudblazer @7 gmail.com my e mail is barbara27snyder @gmail.com but I don't know how to send email's, I know how to read them, but hopefully you can help me

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Paul Brandon 7-1-19 an 7-13-19
by: Anonymous

To anonymous about Paul Brandon or Josh or Josh B. This story sounds very similar to mine. Dr. called to me the same thing. Hair and eyes sounds identical. I would love if you can contact me. I would like to see a pic if its the same I might just be able to help.
Cloudsablaze7@gmail.com if you would like to leave your email. I would love t compare notes. If one can be stopped it's worth time spent. Let's connect if possible.

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Same ole story.
by: Anonymous

Also in Instagram. Goes by Ryan Sergio. 55, good looking, Italian he says. Almost identical story to the one below. Houston oil man. 11 year old son Alex who was in boarding school in New York. Had to go off shore for a contract with ConocoPhillips in a hurry. Said his wife cheated on him with his best friend. Definitely used God to prove he was "honest"

I questioned much of what he told me and he had really bad excuses. Gave an address that was fake. Told me it was because he didn't like the way home house looked so he rebuilt it. Lol. Has a home in Italy. Needed 2 $100 iTunes cards to buy books as he was on a platform and something mechanical was wrong. I told him to use his credit cards AX AND DS he said he used. He claimed to have left them at home.

I called out his BS finally. No man that travels to another country and owned his own business is going to travel without his credits cards. He needed this because 600,000 was deposited in his bank so the bank had "upgraded" his account and he had to sign for it and no access until then. No record of his company Avocado Drilling and Seadrill is BS. I have many pics if anyone wants to compare. I never sent him a dime but did care deeply for him. But I kept calling out his BS stories and he would just pull the "baby why don't you trust me".

Ryansergio1867@gmail.com

I also told him if he ever contacted me again I would make his life hell and I'm armed and know how to use it.

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Drilling company owner
by: Anonymous

I have a friend that has been contacted by someone named Ryan Alexander Thomas or Thompson. She met on Plenty of fish. Said he is overseas on a rig and supposed to be finishing up a contract for drilling. The guy in the picture is super handsome. Has given 2 different addresses. I am trying my best to convince her its a scam!!!

Any of this sound familiar???

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers
by: Anonymous

Over a few years time I have talked to several men. All were rig workers and all of them asked for money within a short time frame. Money started from $50 to 160,000$. When I refused they called me every name in the book and said i was heartless.

They all had a kid that needed cards/money and one was stuck on a rig and couldn't get off unless i sent 1650.00$. One asked me to send him $20,000 cause he was stuck in Turkey trying to buy equipment for the rig. All lies.

The names given were Sorensen Robert Jay, Michael Allen, Michael Walker, Scott Phillips & Mark Ben. Got to the point I blocked them online and still once in a while a call will come through with one of them still begging. They are vultures.

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Robert Morrison
by: Anonymous

Watch out ladies he has just scammed me out of 1200 and had so much love for me all he wants is more cards and more money and has millions so he showed me but can’t pay me back so don’t fall for his lies

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Russell The Lumberjack in China
by: Anonymous

Just a few days in now but he's falling for me and would adore cooking with me (and his son when he's home from boarding school). He inadvertently sent me the almost the same letter twice. Looks like he used to have a daughter because parts says 'she'. Now that he has a son, he forgot to change all the pronouns.

I wouldn't give a phone number, but I am talking in email. I expect him to be fully in love with me by Friday and his emergency to happen sometime next week.

I suspect his emergency can be fixed with some iTunes cards or paypal cash.

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re. Paul Brandon 7-1-19
by: Anonymous

Forgot to mention he referred to himself twice as a Josh, or a Josh B. Also I always felt texting there was another person involved, possibly a young Nigerian maybe 30ish. Oh and his gmail that he just used is part of his birth date

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re. Paul Brandon 7-1-19
by: Anonymous

I believe this character is my scammer, who took me for $3300.00 over a year ago from Houston, and needed the money for a chopper to go to Australia for his contract money. He was to pay me back with interest. Played me for a fool, supposedly fell at Aust airport, was found unconscious and needed brain surgery.

Got a text from a so call Dr. saying my 'husband' was very sick, he needed $11000.00 that's when I knew I was scammed. Thank heaven for this blog. I never had a phone # and he gave me a phony address. I played all year with him until this past Jan when I told him I knew he scammed me, and he also wanted 2 Iphones 3 days after my check to a 3rd party in Fresno Calif cleared.

How dare I call him a scammer. Yes really.
I have been trying to track him down even as far as of yesterday calling the DA's office in Harris Co. Houston. Of course I have no address. The pictures I have of him are from 10 years ago, but I do have a picture which I asked him to send to me from May 2018. He has salt and pepper hair, deep blue eyes, says he's 5'7", yes he told me he has a accent. While in the so called Aust hosp, he was romancing another women, different scenario (oil rig) right down to becoming engaged.

I wish I wasn't so naive when I met him in FB. Im a senior, widow, fixed income . Throughout last year, he kept asking for small amounts of money, informed about my banking, cell phone info, which of course, he never got. Even wanted me to go in to bitcoins. Twice he sent pics of his so called contract money back into his Co. But forgetting what he was telling me.

So at this point I'm asking the authorities on this blog to please track him down by this email. I'm personally ok, I'm old , don't know how to send a email but know how to read them. I just googled if police can track a person down by their IP address, and they can. I have a gmail address but I don't think I'm supposed to put it out there.

On his FB picture he has on a white shirt, blue, plaisly tie, and a sports coat, or another picture, red shirt, blue balloons in the background. He more than likely is using these pics. I did file a police report in my town and also with the 1C3 FBI. This guy needs to be stopped .

Thank you for listening to me. May God Bless us

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dr. Morgan Marsh (yeah, right)
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, has anyone been contacted by a guy who calls himself Dr. Morgan Marsh? He used the same lines on me that the previous other scammers used on me last year on Twitter and Hangouts. He's not an oil rig engineer, but claims to be a widower with a 14 year old daughter named Monalisa who attends a medical college (yeah, right), and claims to be in the military and he claims to have no help in returning home. All of these claims are big, red flags and I've blocked him already.

His Twitter handle is @Morgan34042966 and his e-mail address is morganmarsh912@gmail.com. Keep away from this guy or the guy using his picture.

Jul 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
BS its not love...
by: Anonymous

Move on ladies. I was a victim too, but no loss of money on my part. I reclaimed my own heart. Move on..its fine and you will be fine moving on. Its not the end. Love is real in the right place. Find it in the right place.

Jul 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alex Muller
by: Anonymous

Your Alex Bar Camenzind uses another pic, but someone with more than 500 contacts on LinkedIn and no professional account is a fake.

Jul 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

Davidson Leonardo claimed himself CEO of oil drilling company in San Francisco California. Met on Zoosk. Fall in love in a week, can't meet because he needs to travel on a new contract to Capetown, South Africa. Left handbag at the airport in London with all devices and cards. Nobody to help. Asking me for help to get a MacBook.

I believed in him and sent him a MacBook. After a month, he asked for $10k to buy materials for the project. He's a real professional scammer.

Jul 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstar
I got conned once
by: Anonymous

The guy claimed to be a doctor working in Afghanistan saving soldiers. I felt really bad for him and sent him $ 200.00 in phone cards. He then claimed he had left over $ 1,000,000 dollars in cash in a locker in Damascus. He needed me to send him $ 17,300 dollars so he could get it out. refused for more than one reason and he just kept begging until I blocked him. That made him mad and he started calling me on another phone and I blocked that number too. There are a million and one scams on the internet.

I felt lucky I got burned for only $ 200.00

Jul 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re Derek Pablo
by: Anonymous

To anonymous do you have any photos? May be the same ive been talking to? Can you please respond to me at 66bewill99@gmail with a pic

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
7 -2-19 Serge Michael
by: Anonymous

To Anonymous this guy wants to keep you on phone because he is a scammer and he knows one of scammers in group will get to you. Plots, plans full of skits from pieces of paper that they cant follow. Most of these guys are educated but they say there is no work there.

They are becoming wealthy and we are left empty handed.

About this SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER he is bringing a reproach on God the one who Said THOU SHALT NOT STEAL. Hell wont be HOT ENOUGH for him. The stuff they tell I cant believe. Dont believe any
thing he told you.

He is using that too because you admire him as IM A TRUE MAN OF GOD. He is a felon he like the rest but he just hasn't gotten caught. The more I read the sicker it makes me. Turn them into every Nigerian office possible. You see they
have a corrupt leader who allows this.

Be safe.
.

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
ETHAN NEWMAN
by: Anonymous

Hi All, so I have just played a long 2 month game with a guy claiming to be called Ethan Newman moblie number +1(425)-9070, he is meant to own a company called Shoredrill LLC, met him off Match.com, trust me if he gets in touch with you, he is sure to be fake! When I said I wouldnt help with sending any money the abuse I got was unreal, all photos are fake as i have a friend who is good with a computer so checked it all out, plus he has a fake account on linked in! so please be careful as he is good but if your clever he slipped up a few times with me!

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alex Muller
by: Anonymous

I think your ALex Muller is the same man I was talking to. He has several aliases if it is the same man, look up Alex Bar Camenzind on Linkedin and tell me if its the same man.

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
INFORMATION
by: Anonymous

Interpol Washington
US Dept. Of Justice
Washington DC 20530 0001


Www.Nigerian Embassy USA .ORG

LAGOS ACS @ STATE. GOV

ABUJA ACS @ STATE. GOV

WWW. iC3 Gov.

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

CLAIM TO BE MILITARY
WWW. CID ARMY MIL/ ROMANCE SCAM

TR US EMBASSY. GOV / TURKEY

NL US EMBASSY. GOV / NETHERLANDS

CHINA US EMBASSY/ CHINA. ORG

SOME INFO REPORT THEM YOU CAN START HERE HOPEFULLY FIND MORE INFORMATION. DO WHAT YOU
GOTTA DO.

BEST OF LUCK

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Paul Brandon (brandonpaul577@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

My sister got a message through Instagram from this person. They started chatting through Hangouts. Very attractive man, 55 years of age, although some photos looked from 10 years ago! He’s from Houston working in Australia (rig oil) and wants to settle down in the UK. He has 2 daughters in boarding school in Texas. He hasn’t spoken to his ex wife since they separated. She cheated on him with his best friend. Very religious man looking for a serious relationship (marriage).

He said he had to go to Istanbul to sign some papers for some money he was due to receive. He then said he was going to take a flight from Istanbul to the UK to see her. He made her book a hotel for him for 3 nights. They even had a conference call 2 days ago. I picked over my sister’s shoulder and I could see he was a very good looking man with an American accent.

The morning he supposedly left for Turkey he sends my sister a photo of him on the plane. 2 days went passed and today she gets a message saying his cards won’t work in Turkey and whether she could send him 900 euros. Obviously, she refused. He sent a picture of him sat at a hotel reception with an American Express card on top of a desk next to a paying machine.

Unbelievable!! But my sister persisted and told him she will send him no money. It is then, when he started abusing her verbally. She still has to pay for the cancellation of the hotel booking but it could have been worst.

Losers!!

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Daniel Roberts
by: Anonymously dumb

Oil rig contractor? 64 years old. Divorced. Anyone talk to him? Originally grew up in Germany. Dad was an oil person. Lives in Mississippi.

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Mike Dawn/Mike Phillips
by: Anonymous

Yes I have experience recently with him also on WWF with Hangouts. Calls me My lady and he loves me and can't do without me. Wants my financial info. I told him I wanted to video chat so he said he would try. He left for Liverpool Eng and not supposed to take his phone but doesn't care. Can't go without talking to me.

Blocked

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
oil rig captain Mark Wilford fake
by: Anonymous

He starts on Instagram with a fake name Mark Wilford, born 21 July, 47 years (then he changed it to 45 years old, born in 14 august) from Baltimore, has 1 child, boy Tony (but was the picture of a kid from Instagram named Matybraps ) 13 years old who is in an American school in Dubai, widow ( his wife had a car accident) working on a rig in Atlantic and who had enough with his single life and he needed a partner and mom for his son to heal him with love.

I talked with him for 2 weeks and he sent me fake pictures with Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen (a handsome gay guy married) and then he said he drops his phone on the rig and it is damaged and the camera is broken.

For a captain on a rig with 22 years experience it sounded stupid and jealous after 1 week and very pushy about coming to see me in my country and sending me money to arrange a life for us because he loves me.

No Facebook account and no Instagram. He contacted me on Whatsap with no : +233 23 847 5705 and +1 (301) 205-4794 .

I do not know where he was going with that but he didn't think I was smarter than him and I blocked him with no explanation.

Please take care, it is a red flag when somebody pushes you in some way and when the intuition says something is wrong, listen to it, even if it he did not ask for money or hurt in any way.

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
June 30 Annymous / Carpenter
by: Anonymous

About Kenneth C. Carpenter if you will look him up on Melissa Reverse Phone his # is Missouri and caller ID of the phones owners is there. It might help if you choose to report. If they ask for Money once you give in they work fast problem after problem so please dont be their victims.

I agree if leaders can be tracked down these guys can be shut down. This is a job for them. NOTHING MORE.


Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scam by man on a rig FB
by: Anonymous

OMG sounds like this same man did this to me and told me he lived in Cornwall, his mother was dead and his son was in boarding school used the name Frank Brown. Told me he had run out of money to finish the project but needed to get a box of money but it couldn't go to the rig but taxes had to be paid.

Could be very sweet talking one minute then get angry if you asked for proof told me I had trust issues

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Serge Michael
by: Anonymous

Finally has asked for money to claim a box $850US I’m in Australia and looked up how much western union would charge $1450.00! Scumbag. I kept acting dumb and said send me a photo now with a shoe on your head. Well that caused world war 4. I stopped texting and eventually a photo came thru not with a shoe on their head and didn’t even match his profile picture. I asked who it was and he said it was him. I said who is the profile picture and he said him and I said they are 2 different people.

After a few choice words he comes back and says it’s his brother. So I said ooooohhhh he looks alright. WWW5 started so let him rant whilst I turned of the phone.

Next day pleas for my love and me saying he liked his brother broke his heart. Gets really annoyed when I ask him to prove his identity because I have trust issues and paranoid. He wants me to text more often than just at night when I’m watching tv. He needs to know what I’m doing. Told him I’ve gone away today for a week and won’t have phone coverage.

He’s not happy as he needs the money and I don’t love him.. 😂😂😂 Hoping he loses interest and buggers off. Total slime ball and all about him and expects me to jump when he texts.

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Another 2 scum bags
by: Anonymous

Mike Dawn on WFF name changed on hangouts to Mike Philips and was very pushy and very fast moving to say hello and your his lady started his spill and was almost word for word of Serge Michael so I finished his spill and he asked me " what do you want me to say" blocked!

Same morning AlexW on WFF Alexander Wagner on hangouts same spill so finished it and he told me I’ll go to hell and blocked! Scum bags so much so have left WFF

Play carefully ladies and guys and dont hand over anything

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jacob Schumacher oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

https://www.instagram.com/jacobsch0
Targeting Japanese & Korean women. It is using the famous Dr Fernando’s picture. Almost believed but just a quick search, it’s obvious. He uses jacobemerald0@gmail. He asks you to get on Hangouts. He even tried to video chat. He has a horse and his name is Jasper & Dogs name is Russ. He has a bipolar 90 years old aunt who is only his family he has and his maid takes care of pets and her while he is out on the job contract for oil rig engineering in Mexico.

He is currently in Tulum Mexico. Lol. His wife cheated on him while he was gone and divorced 6 years ago.

Jul 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Aviod This Man
by: Anonymous

John Seth Hlavin. JohnHlavin608@gmail.com Using another Mans Photos to trick women into sending money for Equipment, Steam Cards, daughters Birthday etc. Sent Photos to phone but photo shopped and phone calls from a non US person as said he was. Requested ID but turned nasty.

Avoid at All Costs. When I called him Fake he turned the tables on myself saying I misunderstood him . Trust your instincts if it feels wrong then act Please

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
All scammers
by: Anonymous

I only wish and my only goal is to catch the scammers as they are destroying so many people around the world and I do believe they could be caught and when the ring leaders are caught it will shut most of the scammers down. The scammers read from a script the stories they tell.

I leaned the hard way as I was scammed out of $50,000.00 in 3 months. If only I knew about scammers before I was scammed it would never have happened. I must have been in the clouds at the time the scammer changed his name on instagram. I did not pay him the last amount of $20,000.00 AU and that is when he changed his name.

I blocked him and Instagram removed him
so he could be using another name now with stolen photos

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
ALL OF THEM ARE SCAM
by: Anonymous

REGARDLESS OF THEIR NAMES AND PHOTOS.

IF THEY ASK FOR MONEY AND YOU HAVE NOT MET

ITS A SCAM!

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
POF Scam
by: Anonymous

My grandmother recently got scammed on pof by a Tom hilton. Luckily I cut the relationship off before he could get any money. What I would like to do is find him!

Any ideas on how to do that? How can I find his dating profile?

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
SHAWN DAMON
by: WISE WOMAN

INTERNET DATING SCAMMER FROM POF WHO WENT BY THE NAME OF SEAN WILLIAMS, LIVES IN W. SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA SAYING HE LIVED IN FLORIDA.

BE CAREFUL OF ANY CONNECTION WITH HIM

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alex Muller
by: Anonymous

Born in Basel Switzerland. Live in Seattle
Wife/father/dog died 3/1/0,5 years ago. One daughter. Religious. Lovely gray hair. Found me on LinkedIn. Contact over Gmail. Some phone calls. Voice seems too young.

Story, as usual:
Rig in Mossel Bay South Africa.
After an explosion needs money for material.
But never directly asks for.

Everything says it's a scammer, but I believed him. The day I sent the money he erased his profile.

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
SCAMMERS
by: Anonymous

Too all you precious innocent people. Please Google Nigerian Date Scams and see Pics of these guys with your money raised above their heads. Turn them In. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANYTHING THIS
INCLUDES YOUR HEART.

A REAL MAN OR ESPECIALLY A TRUE CHILD OF GOD IS NOT GOING TO ASK A SINGLE WOMAN FOR FINANCES IN ANY FORM. THESE PICS ARE STOLEN. YOU ARE TALKING TO A NIGERIAN. I ASKED ONE HE SAID NIGERIA IS BAD PLACE. THEY DO NOT USE ITUNES TO PAY PHONE
BILLS, HE TOLD ME THEY SELL THEM. THEY ARE SCAMMERS MAKING USA LOOK IDIOTS AND THEY HAVE A NAME FOR US. STAND TOGETHER TO PUT THESE FELONS
IN PRISON WHERE THEY BELONG.

IVE HEARD STORIES OF SOME BEHIND PRISON WALLS. MOST ALWAYS SAY I DIDNT DO ANYTHING AND I SHOULDNT BE HERE. WELL IF YOU DRIVE DRUNK AND
KILL OTHERS IN A VEHICLE YOURE GUILTY. THESE ARE FELONS AND THEY WORK IN GROUPS. IF IT SEEMS AT TIMES THEIR CHARACTER HAS CHANGED OR MORE MOODY OR GET ANGRY YOURE DEALING WITH MORE THAN ONE.

DONT PLAY THE GAME. THEY DO NOT LOVE YOU


ITS YOUR MONEY. GET THIS WORD OUT ON THESE GAMES SITES, FBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND PINTREST. THE MEN GO ON PINTREST TO PULL THE WOOL OVER INNOCENT PEOPLES EYES. THEY TAKE IT ALL. I SAID ALL.
THEY SIT BACK AND LAUGH AT YOU. YOU HAVE THE POWER. USE IT. BLOCK THEM

DO IT NOW.

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
All Recent Post In June 2019
by: Anonymous

Samantha if he asks for money its a scam so Run. Block. To the lady He is Sunday School Teacher so block him NOW. They all use God because they know women have been hurt and if the find a Godly man it will be Great.

They ARE SCAMMERS USING GOD AND YOU. They will take all you have plus your heart.

OIL RIGS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MACHINERY.
Have you every worked somewhere you were asked
to pay for their company? They are good at
convincing you. I feel for the story.

HARD LESSON LEARNED JUST TRYING TO FIND TRUE LOVE AND A GODLY MAN.

RUN AND GET OFF GAME SITES AND ALL SOCIAL MEDIA.
FINDING ONE WHO IS SINCERE IS LIKE FINDING
A NEEDLE IN A HAY STACK. 90% OF ALL SOCIAL
MEDIA HAVE BECOME NIGERIAN, AFRICAN, GHANA
AND SOME AMERICAN AND ALL ARE CROOKS.

PLEASE DO NOT GIVE MONEY OR ITUNES OR STREAM
OR AMAZON GIFT CARDS. SAVE YOURSELF MUCH
HEARTACHES JUST FIND A NEW PAST TIME. WHEN
ITS A GAME IT CAN BE THE GAME THAT DESTROYS
YOUR LIFE. HAVE WATCHFUL EYE.

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
scam???
by: Anonymous

Kenneth C CARPENTER. Ken4love022@yahoo.com. Met on OURTIME, about 2 weeks ago, 68 from Perth Australia, live in camdenten Missouri, works for tullow OIL, JUBILEE, did background check etc and all info he gave me was correct. He left for ISTANBUL TURKEY 2 days ago and yesterday I get a brief message that he lost luggage and laptop and can I go to Walmart or best buy and purchase an APPLE MAC BOOK PRO 15 and send it FED EX.

I said no I cant and wont do that and he got agitated and then I get a phone call from him as we did talk on phone. You don't trust me and I thought we were stating to be friends. I told him all was good till you made this request and I said the company or airlines should take care of this.

He said they wont and his bank accounts are blocked so I need you to buy this computer asap so I can do this job. I won a bid for this new job. Anyway I told him not to call or come visit when he gets back in 15 days. He was not happy with me at all. He has 2 sons still living in Perth and his phone number is from Missouri 573 326 8394

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Same person
by: Anonymous

Here I am again. I was again contacted by 2 men on Funbridge. One name was Jefferson0147 and the other was Robert Smith. Both new players to Funbridge. Since I recently went through the process, I am well aware what to look for. But, Lo and behold it couldn’t scream louder than this. They both had the same picture. I think these scammers are getting stupid.

I have contacted Funbridge to let them know what is happening but their only response was BLOCK THEM.

Jun 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Martins Kev
by: D.

Got another one for you all and luckily I caught on before anything bad happened, including sending money.

Martins Kev goes by martinskelvin6262 on Words with Friends. Said he’s an engineer who lives near Beverly Hills.

Suave, pic was borrowed, looked 60, good looking with white beard and salt and pepper hair, currently was bidding on a "offshore" contract.

I pieced it together when I was making challenging words and since he said he was an engineer he was making words like "the", "sent", "bye"... and questioned the number of games he’s played.. meaning it was a relatively new account.

Take care all, DONT send money to anyone and I do fraud work for a living.

Jun 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dating app hinge
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Danielle Williams who works for that same company kCA Deutschland oil. Talks a good talk

Jun 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig scam or not ?
by: Samantha

Jim B Benjamin, a sexy looking 57 year old man, has stolen my best friend ❤️ Request her on Instagram, she has been with her partner for over 20 years, then all of a sudden she has told him she doesn’t love him anymore 😩 this is all because of this Jim B Benjamin. He asked her how much money does she earn and how much savings she has, unfortunately she doesn’t have any savings and doesn’t earn much, and rents her home.

Thank goodness really as I do think she would of paid the request for him to leave the rigs the for the sum of £545.00. He asked her to fill a request from in, so she has with her full name address and date of birth, then her signature. So he can come over and see her, it’s only been two weeks that she has been speaking to him, he said he could not call her or FaceTime her because they monitors are on till 12am so she never got to hear his voice until today, and was only for a few minutes. He has a grandson that he has full custody of, the father is in prison for drugs. I’m so worried for her, is this the real thing or not 😩

Jun 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Anybody encounter this person
by: Anonymous

He goes by the name Michael jurgen, chief engineer, 38, German, has a 7yr old son named maxwell who lives with grandma in Germany. He supposedly has a place in Detroit Michigan. Wife died at childbirth. Hasn’t asked me for money yet.

Jun 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig scammer
by: AnonymousGillian

Oil rig scammer. I have been talking to a man named Robert who works on an oil rig. He wants me to send him money to have machinery fixed. He is very handsome says he's a Sunday school teacher. And is a preacher at the chapel on the oil rig.

Jun 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer from WWF
by: Anonymous

There was a man on WWF by the name of Bryn Daniel who asked me to talk on hangouts. He said he was widow, and had a daughter who was a teenager. He was not consistent with many things including where he lived, age, ages of children, and didnt even remember specifics about me.

Asked me for gift cards about 3 weeks in, and would call on hangouts. His conversations sometimes sounded scripted. Real smooth, but almost inconsistent in chats. I think there was more than one person. He got angry with me when I told him I read about his kind on the internet. He blocked me when I told him people were on to him and to stop scamming women!!

Jun 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
BEWARE OF ROBERT IRVINE "WIDOW" WITH 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER
by: Anonymous

I WAS SENT FRIEND REQUEST BY SOMEONE GOING BY THE NAME ROBERT IRVINE, THE PROFILE PIC HE USES IS OF A GOOD LOOKING MAN WITH HIS 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. HE SAYS HE'S A WIDOW CLOSE TO FINISHING A 10 MONTH JOB IN ITALY AND HE'S THE CHIEF ENGINEER AND IS ONLY COUPLE WEEKS AWAY FROM FINISHING AND WILL BE HOME IN ARLINGTON VA THIS WEEKEND. BECAUSE OF MY BACKGROUND, I KNEW THIS WAS A TOTAL SCAMMER, HE'S GOOD AT TUGGING AT THE HEART STRINGS AND I JUST HOPE NO ONE FALLS FOR HIS BS. HE WENT ALMOST 3 WEEKS TELLING ME HE'D MAKE 15 MILLION EUROS ONCE FINISHED, HIS BOSSES CAME FOR INSPECTION 2 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD, WANTED TO MARRY ME AND GIVE HIS DAUGHTER A MOTHERS LOVE SINCE SHE'S NEVER HAD IT AS HER MOTHER DIED IN CHILD BIRTH.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE THE AUDACITY OF THIS PERSON ON THE OTHER END OF THE COMPUTER, HE SAID HE'D BE HOME THIS WEEKEND, AND WE COULD BE A FAMILY, THEN NOT A WORD FOR 24 HOURS AND OH NO, A PUMP BROKE, THEY WERE THREATENING TO THROW HIM IN JAIL AND HE'LL LOSE HIS MILLIONS, CAN I PLEASE HELP HIM WITH THIS ONE THING.

TO FIX THE PART HE ONLY NEEDS 5500 EUROS, I HAVE TO HELP HIM OR HE WILL KILL HIMSELF BLAH BLAH. I TOLD HIM I WAS REPORTING HIM AND I KNOW HIS LOCATION FROM TRACING HIS IP ADDRESS. NOT A WORD AFTER THAT. WHOEVER HE/SHE REALLY IS, I HOPE KARMA CATCHES THEM AND THEY'RE NEVER ABLE TO SCAM ANOTHER INNOCENT VICTIM.

Jun 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Williams-Robert Gerardo
by: Anonymous

We need to stop these losers, because that's they are.

Jun 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Victor Sayegh
by: Anonymous

Scammer using Victor Sayegh’s pictures. Talked with a heavy accent. Said he was from Pisa Italy. High scorer on WWF. Very charming, funny, convincing, romantic. Only took him a week to ask for $300000. Serious scammer Went by Alessio Gattuso.

Jun 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer
by: Anonymous

So I’m as we speak also talking to a James Richead or Richard and he contacted me on Instagram and he is a engineer on a oil rig in the UK wanting to meet me but the company wants me to send money for vacation time and I wont do it and he’s still trying to say he’s in love with me lol

Jun 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Drilling Engineer
by: Anonymous

Claims to be someone by the name of Alessio Gattuso. High scorer on WWF. Chatted a bit then invited me to hangouts. Talked for 3 weeks. Professed is love immediately. Said his wife passed 5 years ago from cancer. Raising a 15 year old Sofia. Claimed he is working in Alaska and has a big contract with Donoy.

Going to get his own platform with a 12 man crew and boathouse. However he needs $300,000 to purchase drilling equipment.

RIGHT!! I refused then the price needed dropped to $70,000 within hours.

Little does this scammer know, almost my entire family is in law enforcement. He has been reported to FTC and FBI. These agencies have taken my computer and cell phone and they are going to get this SOB.

LADIES PLEASE BE SMART

Jun 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
David Guillaime/David Kenneth
by: JSL

Anonymous -- your recent post about David Guillaime is the same scammer that contacted me last year in November 2018 going by the name of David Kenneth.

He sent me photos of the same Anders Samuelsen posing as himself, David Kenneth.

Thanks for your post. He scammed me out of $7,000 and I sent all the wire information to IC3.

Ladies, this guy is very smooth and likes to call you "honey". Very romantic.

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Is he a known Scammer (Steve)
by: Anonymous

Hello, Your Steve Cristopher is the same as Eubanks Anthony, and another name Anthony Eubanks, and James Anthony, he too is off the coast of Canada and his oil Rig broke down and he needed money to get it fixed or he will lose his Contract of millions of dollars. Also asked for iTunes cards 100.00 dollars each which he wanted two of them. I said no, he used to be in the Gulf Of Mexico and had lots of mules which I got one arrested and reported him to Western Union and they gave me an ID to Turn over to my Local Police Department.

Anyone that says they are on a Oil Rig Believe me They are Not For Real and are using you for Money till you are broke. Please do not send him money, he got enough off of me and when they arrested the one she said she was sending it to Nigeria. That really got her in trouble because that is money Laundering.

Be Careful. He is a Liar, but a Very good looking man of a man's picture he stolen. These men are crooks, liars, they could not care less about you.

God Bless and Please Take Care.

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

Davidson Leonardo claimed himself CEO of oil drilling company in Huntington beach California. Met on P0F. Talked over two weeks. On Skype twice. All actions fitted scammer Category.

Fall in love in a week, can't meet cos of New project, travel on contract, left handbag at the airport with all devices and cards. Nobody to help. Asking me for help to get MacBook to start project. I just cut him off. My friend checked company address. It's fake company. I screen shot all his profile information, messages, and Skype picture. He's such a genius scammer. He dared to create fake website and Skyped me. He thought that I believed he was real. Yes, he's real professional scammer. I couldn't find his profile on POF. What should I do with all his information? I believed he scammed many women

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
David Guillaume
by: Anonymous

David Guillaume contacted me on Words With Friends. He said he worked as an independent contractor on an oil rig off the coast of Alaska. He was from sparks and moved to the states when his father died 37 years ago. He has one son named Michael who is 17 and lives in Rockaway, NJ with the nanny. His wife died in an accident.

He asked me to talk on Hangouts so we could text more often. Once there he started professing his love to me. I did a reverse photo search and the picture was of the Danish politician Anders Samuelsen and his son. I blocked him immediately.

Some of the red flags were his figure of speech, which I thought was because he was French. His spelling went downhill once we moved to Hangouts. He could never remember specifics about me and never called me by name.

This guy went by guillaumedavid530@gmail.com on Hangouts. He didn’t get a chance to ask me for money before I blocked him, but in retrospect he was laying down the groundwork to do that.

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alessio Gattuso
by: Anonymous

Anybody every heard of Alessio Gattuso? Drilling engineer currently in Alaska but resides in Albany NY. Orig. from Italy.

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Word Games
by: Anonymous

I have come across a lot of scammers on word games. We will chat for a bit on the game but then insist on using hangouts app. I always decline and then they leave me alone. I googled why they like to use hangouts and it says they cannot be traced using that app. BE CAREFUL!

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: I'm Talking With a SCAM
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, This Anthony Wilson you were talking with and who asked you receive a package and keep it with you, is asking you to be a mule and commit a federal crime. Report it to the FBI, Interpol, or SCARS (Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams)immediately.

The phone number he gave you is located in Dripping Springs, Texas. I forgot to also tell you to block him after you report him.

You did the right thing in coming to us with this information. Stay safe.

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Cant help
by: Anonymous

Well my Congressman said cant help. Not very ed encouraging is it. Only When we unite.

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Engineer from Denmark
by: Anonymous

To anonymous, regarding your scammer from Denmark with twins and mother died, what was his name

Jun 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Is he a known scammer??
by: Anonymous

Anyone familiar with a Steve Cristopher claiming he is a contract engineer on an oil rig off the coast of Canada. Equipment breakdown caused a loss of time and his contract. Now begging for money to be wired to a boat company to get him to the states. Only emailed each other but he also asked for iTunes gift cards.

Jun 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Write to whoever will listen
by: Anonymous

I just wanted every victim on this site to know that I have written to my Congressmen to make him aware that women in his district are being victimized by online scammers. I suggest you do the same. Let's get it out there for the public to see. If we can save one women from being a target we've done good.

Thanks

Jun 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Take Action
by: Anonymous

LADIES. Has anyone taken their stories to their local papers, TV stations, Congressmen. Anyone that will help innocent ladies being scammed. Has anyone called 60 Minutes to do a story on scammers either Oil Rig, Doctors,etc. If not, maybe we should ban together and get this out to the public. You would be doing everyone a great service.

Jun 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Where to report
by: Anonymous

Please report to FBI IC3 or Action Fraud. Report
Phone numbers, Email addresses, Websites they asked you to log on and receipts of money transferred if any

Jun 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Response Anonymous June 22
by: Anonymous

I agree we must take this to our states and Washington. Anything where you have a group like this it is called Organized Crime. To make a living using Scripts, Poems its organized to Steal. Kill souls and bank accounts of innocent. Women. Love To fullest most have been hurt before.

THEY ARE SNAKES CURLED UP WAITING TO STRIKE. THEY BITE AND BITE WHEN ALL HAS BEEN TAKEN THEY SLITHER ON TO NEXT ONE.

WE need to start a petition and get as many signatures. We need to get number to White House Switch board and we need to burn it up. Take one week choose a week and every single day of that week call and put demands on this.

IT IS ORGANIZED FELONS USING TECHNOLOGY TO STEAL AND MURDER SOULS.

IT takes much time to heal from this. We all
finally believe our lives have changed and we will live in bliss because we met him. It's wrong. Are we willing ladies and gents. What are your thoughts. Think about this year It's been year of a lot of crooks caught. These guys are just as bad as the evil people who walk in school and slaughter our youth.

MAKE A STAND AND LETS MEAN IT...TODAY

Jun 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Donald Hedlund/Donald Dickson
by: Anonymous

Says he fell and broke his screen on his phone. He’ll be looking for a new phone.

Jun 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Now its a broken phone/Donald Hedlund/Donald Dickson
by: Anonymous

They are sly dirt bags.

Jun 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Busy guy or guys...
by: Anonymous

Got stung to the tune of $100 on an iTunes card, but stopped short of a scheme that could have cost many times more. Initiated from Match.com, with name "Bill", then switched to email quickly, with different name (Robert Benjamin), took down Match.com listing immediately after contacts. Gooey, but inconsistent and poorly written love letters, pet names, no traceable email, phone # (from somewhere in Central Florida).

Found a Facebook account with same name, (Robert Benjamin) active until a few months ago. When I asked about that, it disappeared so fast my head spun. Claimed birth in New Zealand and residence in numerous foreign countries. Foreign accent, attributed to "commplex" early history. Few weeks in, reported last contract before retirement to work on oil rig.

Then reported an accident on the rig would require him to pay for ship repair equipment. Asked me to arrange a bank transfer, then sent a phoney letter saying transfer failed. Asked me to help him meet expenses so he could complete the job and get off the rig in good time to meet up. Evaded questions with suggestions I was being paranoid and had Trust Issues and couldn't forget past hurts. Kept correspondence full of declarations of love, with very little self-disclosure. Multiple daily contacts via phone, text, email.

Thankfully, a friend shared suspicions and encouraged me to use all means to check the background. Ended with his frustration and anger when I declined his request to finance his expenses.

Jun 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I'M TALKING WITH A SCAM
by: Anonymous

Rigth now, I'm chating with a SCAM, and I know that because the signals are the same, as you are talking about. His spelling is bad, he told me that he loves me, (I don't believe anything) in fact, these words are disturbing me, because I meet him at TANDEM, which is a social network for practicing foreign languages (I want to practice english) and I said to him that I'm a married woman, and I am not looking for a date.

His name is Anthony Wilson and works as a doctor on a oil rig in UK, he's a widow, without parents and bla bla bla.

His number is +1 (512) 829-8710 and he still hasn't asked me for money, just said he needed for me to receive a package from Thailand as it belongs him.

Please if someone can give me an email where report that. Thanks

Jun 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

I have a picture of him. He is scamming right now under the name Paul Wilson. Also the video of the "problem" he is having on the rig.

Jun 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Borjas Aturk
by: Anonymous

Says he’s from Turkey working on a rig in the Gulf.

Anyone know this dude. Was from Newark.

Jun 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Gulf of Mexico oil rig- Mason
by: Anonymous

I just found this site and wanted to add my comment. I think a scammer has wormed his way in to my life. He said that his father was polish and his mother was American. Claims he has a daughter and his ex wife died of a drug overdose. I’ve been on alert for the last few days because he was charming and it didn’t feel quite right.

He sent me pictures from the work site and two out of five matched up with others on tineye.com.

Anyone else experience this one?

Jun 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Another idiot
by: Barb

His name is Robert Garcia Bonciani. His phone number in Gustine, VS is 209-733-1806 or 0186. Very broken English, from Italy, father died, mother was from Texas, went to college there. Had a 9 year old son named Jason who celebrated his 13th birthday 4 months later and he lives with a nanny and asked for $500 in iTunes gift cards I sent him $100 but he said it was already used by someone else and to send an Amazon card which I did and he used both cards on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico and recently sent me pictures of his burnt hands and now he has to replace the damaged drill bit and it costs over $4,000 and he will lose his contract and his house if I don't help him and then he won't be able to spend the rest of his life with me because I am the love of his life and his queen and all the other BS they so eloquently spread from whatever book they are copying it from.

I fell, stupidly madly in love with a lying loser who preys on older women on Words With Friends!

Jun 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Ricky Wayne
by: Cece

The name I was given was Mark Bateman.

Jun 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Exxon liar
by: Anonymous

Guessing mine is a scam too, calls himself Gerald Bell! Say's he loves me & wants us to get married! He told me he's divorced, has a son called Eric who is at boarding school in Texas! Asked me too get an iTunes card for £100,keeps asking how much I earn a month!

Has sent me photos, his English isn't great, and his accent is definitely not Texan! He's told me he works for Exxon and has just gone to work on a rig off of Scotland! Met him on Instagram, he said that I should get hangout, so we can talk more!

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

Ladies the real men that work on oil rigs, are not allowed to be on computers, or phones or tablets, only long enough to say good night to their families,. They have their own money, The companies they work for take care of any problems they have. They are not on these rigs for months at a time. They are on for a couple of weeks then are off for a couple.

Scammers tell you they need money for parts, repairs, equipment breaking. Please DO NOT listen to these scum bags, they tell you everything you want to hear, they get your trust, they say they love you and want to marry you.

NO THEY DO NOT!!!

Please we need to STOP them and we need to do this soon!!! They are all scammers. They may not ask for money right away but eventually they will or cards. We need to stick together and shut them down. They change names but they are the same.

They are always widowers, have children or dead children, children with nannies or relatives or friends.

Please for your hearts, block them. They only want your money.

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Ricky Wayne
by: Anonymous

CeCe. What name did the Denmark scammer give you. I have an enormous amount of information but this man has not committed any wrong doing yet. Did he say where he was living or circumstances with his wife. If you can give me more insite I may be able to help you.

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
June 16, 2019 HENDRICK GORMAN
by: Anonymous

RUN JUST AS FAST AS YOU CAN. HE IS A SCAMMER.
I TALKED WITH HIS VICTIM A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO
IN WAS IN ALASKA. SAYS FROM NEW JERSEY. SCAMMED
FOR GOOD AMOUNT. DUMP HIM RIGHT NOW. HE IS LIAR.
WILL SAY HE IS REAL. NOT SO.

Please block him NOW.

HENDRICK GORMAN

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To Cece and to Confused
by: Anonymous

Cece your email didnt send to you. Confused please dont waste your time as the emotional trauma you endure isn't worth it so block him fast. 90% on these sites are scammers. All the sites you see such as Instagram, Fbook - all these are free. They are everywhere. Be safe.

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scott Nelson/ Charles
by: Anonymous

If anyone has pics, phone, email or other info that might help. Number is Voip which is a bad sign as cant always get info. They can come up on a landline but most have more than one number.

They are crafty. Just be careful. Please.

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Possible Scammer ??
by: Anonymous

This is message from HK, does anybody knows a guy whose name is "Oscar Lee" and claimed himself to be from US, Montana, works offshore in a Rig off Saudi Sea. I read most of the messages here, and found some similarities but not exactly. Seems to be a young Chinese Face Guy and didn't ask for my money YET !

Can anybody here help, I am confused.

It says sometime they could take 6 months to fish, now we've been talking around 6 weeks.

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Just Beware
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That is so true and you're not alone because I, too, have had guys say stuff like "Honey/Sweetie/Baby/Darling. I forgot that I had to have a written permission to get off the rig/leave South Africa/Other, and I need money to do that." Shame is not in their vocabulary.

I live overseas, but I agree with you that we must bring this to all politicians, heads of state, etc. and get them to do something about it.




Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Ricky Wayne
by: Cece

I would love to get information on this character! Sounds like my scammer almost to a T.

If you would please email me at beyercece53@gmail.com with his information I would greatly appreciate it!

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Shell Oil Engineer
by: Anonymous

How about Donald Dickson? Works for Shell Oil, lives in Los Angeles. 58 years old, but has a 7 and 9 year old. Wife died in plane crash 2 years ago. He’s Catholic and his mom is from Mexico and his dad from Scotland. Loves animals and children and reading his bible. Matched with him on Tinder.

Sound familiar?

Jun 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer on Funbridge
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That picture of a good looking Lebanese man is one of Victor Sayegh,isn't it? The poor guy must be really furious about the scammer you met on Funbridge using his picture.

I've never heard of Funbridge, but I have played word games, such as Ruzzle.

Jun 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Serge Michael
by: Anonymous

I’ve now been told a couple of months ago the rig was attacked by pirates and he lost some close friends and others seriously injured.

The diplomat came up again last week and I was to email the diplomat in Germany and now it’s urgent I email a US diplomat who is going to Syria in a few weeks for 2 years and he needs to claim his box before he leaves and gets lost forever.

This is the email I have been given

nicolasmaill49@gmail.com

Familiar to anyone? Last night when I got this bs his English was very broken and so many mistakes and I asked if he was writing it or someone else. He claimed he was very stressed.

Omg these sharks have answers for everything.

Jun 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig in the gulf if Mexico
by: Anonymous

Ricky Wayne?? Has anyone heard of this name or dealt with this person? Born in Demark but came to the US. Mother died here. Wife died here of cancer. Worked on a rig in Columbia now in the gulf needing funds to finish jobs & get box of cash out of Columbia. Met on POF communications on hangout.

Jun 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Correct email
by: Cece

Yes my email is beyercece53@gmail.com. Try again please. I am more than willing to try to help

Jun 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Just Beware
by: Anonymous

Guys my intuition speaking whoever Chris is associated or Scott with # 754 223 9828 something says guy previously under another name. The Number came from Flo. Area. This
person had more than one working the scam. No matter where they are from beware. Think like a guy who is Jailed. All they have is time to think of is names and the next move on you.

I've had them say honey when can you get the
Card but we had not spoken of it. You are not the only one they are chatting with. They truly are felons yet just haven't been caught YET!!!

WORK TOGETHER

We need to go before Our congressmen and Women and our President. We need Laws in place on all social media. If they are found out punishment by law.

THEY ARE THIEVES. SECRETLY GETTING BY WITH CRIME. TIME TO REVERSE THIS THINGS.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

Jun 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
234 is Nigerian
by: Anonymous

Guys if number begins 234 it is Nigerian so drop them. Shame. All this very good site 2 look up number. MELISSA DATA. reverse phone e
Mail it's great. Good Luck.

Jun 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scott Nelson/Charles
by: Anonymous

My scammer I believe are the same person, Scott Nelson was not his name when I was speaking with him for over a year, his name was Donald Hedlund, he was also in the hospital with broken bones and a dislocated shoulder from a car accident, he did not mention thieves, needed money from me to help pay his hospital bill, always asked for either Amazon cards or Walmart cards to pay for the credits for his phone so he could call me.

Charles was an engineer on a oil rig where the equipment was constantly breaking down. Both of these men sounds Nigerian when they talk, broken English, heavy Nigerian accents, misspelled words, uses small i’s, always wants money or cards. Both fell in love with me, I was their one and only their wife. I did lose money with the both of them but I have names, addresses, email and text messages as well as voicemails.

Please ladies they change their names but they are dirt and only want your money, they don’t care about you or love you.

Jun 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Email address beyercece53@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

I sent an email with a lot of info and pictures of a scammer but the email would not go through. Is this a correct email for Cece who said she could get information on this scammer.

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scott Nelson
by: cece

It sounds all too familiar. I would love to get information on this Cad if you would please email me. I do research to nail these losers for who they are as best I can.
beyercece53@gmail.com

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Charles Raymonds
by: Anonymous

Maritime Engineer. Colorado number, supposedly in New Jersey. Parents died in airplane crash. Wife and daughter died in car crash. Says he is from Spain. Son in boarding school in Spain. God fearing. Christian.

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scott Nelson North Carolina (he was a greatest scam)
by: Anonymous

He contacted my best friend by her FB account. She was enthusiastic about him, and he told her he graduated, he used to live in North Carolina, he was widow (his wife died by cancer) and used to have a daughter who attended a religious school in North Carolina, while he used to live in Istanbul. He used to text her night and day, sending her tender sentences of love.

She has already fallen in love with him, while all of a sudden he interrupted to text her. After three days he said he was attacked by thieves in the middle of his job, and now he was in a hospital, after having being unconscious for three nights. I asked her not to call the hospital, but she cried for him who sent a pair of pics of a strange boy with all his broken bones. So I asked her to make sure she used the worse words against him. After having expressed surprise by her reaction, he became vulgar but he committed a mistake, after some time, he wrote telling her she was the woman of his life and called her Patricia. So this was the evidence he was attempting to fraud someone else.

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Question
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a Paul David or David Paul? He does not have the same stories but says he is on an oil rig of Northern Texas. We started talking and just had such excellent conversation. I found myself waiting to talk to him again. He has not asked for one thing yet but I am just waiting for it to happen.

He would answer my questions I asked as I wanted to see if they really did match before I shared mine. We seem very compatible. I do still have a bit of a weird feeling after reading all this.

Is there a way to check out if they are really where they say or what?

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig scam
by: Anonymous

Anyone had contact with Maxson?
228-641-1964. Or. 559-697-2454

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
6 months & thousands lost
by: Anonymous

Started on WWF then onto Hangouts. On an oil rig as an engineer, in Turkey. He even gave me a legit name of rig there. Twins mother killed in auto accident. Admitted to ‘leaking’ oil from rig & selling to Saudi Arabians & Britts and had cash in several countries ‘stashed’ He needed help until he was done with his contract. Then he could get to his own money.

I feel foolish, used, scared & suicidal.

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammed as well
by: Anonymous

Met a man on POF who says he worked for an oil and gas company. Talked for hours for a month. I kept asking to meet and he always had an excuse, too busy with work, wanting to slow it down so we can spend quality time together. Wants to start off as friends first, sent a few pictures. No suspicions whatsoever. He seemed normal. Talked about family and life.

After a few weeks of chatting professed his love for me that I found odd. He said he was then called for a job to supervise the reactivation of an oil rig in offshore in Brazil. Off he went and said we'd meet as soon as he got back.

We set up chat on Hangout so we could keep in contact while he was offshore. A few weeks went by, then he said his divers found a box in the ocean and it was filled with diamonds, and wanted me to send him money to have a diplomat deliver it to my door. My heart dropped, I then knew it was a scam.

My heart was broken, I will NEVER try to meet someone online ever again. One good thing is I did find the owner of the picture and let him know his picture is being used in scams. I found this information by being my own private eye. SOCIALCATFISH.COM is a great website where I found the owner of the pictures, there is a fee but it's saved me money in the end and you can cancel anytime.

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Phone number
by: Anonymous

To the person asking about the phone number 2349050975216, this is a Nigerian number.

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thanks Cece
by: Anonymous

It explains why this Chris was calling at 2:00 am. Only 11;00 in CA., I would love to find out who he is. Scum of the earth. Hope he crawls back into the hole he came out of. I’m sure the pictures he sent are not him. I was lucky. Didn’t send anything but a 25.00 iTunes card. No wonder he was disappointed.

Thanks for the little bit of info. If you come up with anything else keep me posted.

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Cell phone number
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there. I've never been contacted by anyone with that phone number. However, the cell phone number you're asking about is located in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.

Here it is. Hope this helps.

https://www.numberguru.com/phone/754/223/9828/

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Contact?
by: Anonymous

No but that is a Nigerian number

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
2349050975216
by: Cece

The country code 234 is Nigerian

Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Show them proof they are fake
by: Anonymous

Find the real person in the photos and present to those who are under their spells. If they see proof they will believe you. Use pimeyes or tineyes to track photos.


Jun 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Contact?
by: Anonymous

Hello. Has anyone had contact with number 2349050975216?

Jun 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
754-223-9828
by: Cece

Belongs to one named Chris. There's no other information except for Hollywood California. When the first name only comes up on a search it's always a scammer.

Jun 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Contact
by: Anonymous

You can contact me via email at:. beyercece53@gmail.com

Jun 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Cell phone Number
by: Anonymous

Does anyone recognize this number. 754-223-9828

Jun 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Response Cece June 17, 2019
by: Anonymous

Thanks Cece will you post how to
Contact you. Its the most emotional thing
I've ever been through and I have been through
A lot. Its evil and deceptive.

Jun 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nigerian Scams
by: Anonymous

They are mostly Nigerian. They cannot get past our security men and women in our country. Thank you Trump for protecting us. Not to worry, they will move on to the next victim.

Jun 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Researching
by: Cece

I know how to hunt down these dogs. I hired a p.i. and I did better than him after he's been in business for 25 years and work for the feds! I need to start a business. I'll help anyone for free that wants to ask.

Jun 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Upset
by: autopartsmanagerkevin@yahoo.com

Upset, If your mom feels emotion towards this man, you probably will not change her opinion.
That is how scammers work. Once trusted by her he will go forward to have her give money or receive a box for him.

I advised a woman, ex girlfriend, to stay away. She ignored me & fell in love with a man who is handsome on his profile. Too bad this is not his picture. She went to the airport for her lover to visit her. Before the flight, calls her and has her to buy him an I tunes card so he can talk to her from the plane.

She reluctantly did so, went to the airport in a pretty dress. He never showed up.

You must tell your mother, these jerks are not the pic in the profile and she is being set up.

The scammer will tell her not to talk to anyone, friends and family, that they are just jealous.

The REAL REASON is they do not want anybody talking to you, is, they may talk her out of it.

Remind her that your family cares for her.

And show her this site and read some entries.and see how many similar they are to this scumbag.

He does not care about her well being.

Good luck!

Kevin B.

Jun 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Upset
by: Anonymous

I think my mom is going through this but she wont listen.

Jun 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re Serge Michael
by: Anonymous

The phone number that comes up is
+1 469 445 0662 I have done a reverse search and it is a Dallas Texas home number. Yet he says he is off Edinburghon a rig. Am waiting for the email address to apply for the trunk and will put my address down as local police station. Will not be paying a cent or using my true address

Stay safe ladies these heartless losers need to be stopped

Jun 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Suggestions to work out scammers from non-scammers
by: Anonymous

I've been contacted by a guy called Morgan Pearls - apparently from Norway and working in Bass Strait (Australia) for Caltex. He sounds and looks adorable but when I do a search on Caltex oil rigs in Bass Strait - they say there are none there?
If I am being scammed I understand this may not be his real name. He says he is the chief engineer on this rig.

Any suggestions on how to check identity?

Jun 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer or not ?
by: Anonymous

Has any one heard of a gentleman by the name of Hendrick Gorman? He's suppose to be a contractor on the Kittiwake in the oil fields in Cyrus.

Jun 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Serge Michael
by: Anonymous

Congrats to you for being convinced he’s a scammer. They say you’re the only one who can accept (trunk) or help them, and they have no relatives—except a child in boarding school who is under age to accept the trunk—that was what my scammer said. When I told him I'd accept it, I found I’d have to pay over a $2000 fee. That’s when I blocked him before I sent any money,

Everyone stay strong! I feel for you.

Jun 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Serge
by: Anonymous

Can you tell me his phone number as it might be the same person

Jun 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Serge Michael
by: Anonymous

Met on WWF and chatted a few days then he wanted to move to what’s app then google hangouts. Says he is a project manager and is on a rig off Edinburgh and lives in Dallas Texas. Says he has a 12 yr old daughter Sarah who is at boarding school and during breaks home with a nanny. Lost his parents at an early age and has a brother Steve Woods who says he’s from the Netherlands. Talked twice on the phone and the bad connections accent reminds me more of a black person not a white person. English and texts had a few mistakes.

Lost his wife 6 years ago from cancer and a son 4 yrs ago. Won’t talk about them. Says he loves me and wants to marry me and calls me hone, babe, sugar pie.

Today said he loves me so much and can’t live without me that he is getting an early release from his project. And wants we to claim his trunk that the company has in Germany. Only I can claim it as Sarah is at school and he has no family and nanny is away. No money been asked for as yet but says I have to email a diplomat to claim his trunk of valuables and money. Gets very defensive and angry if thinks I’m not being serious or don’t believe him.

Told him I googled this trunk and diplomat thing and was told I love google more than him. Sends love songs and cute stickers and sayings. Always asks if I trust him, trust is everything. I Have believed it was a catfish scam and now fully convinced thank you.

Jun 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig in Poland
by: Anonymous

Yours sounded like mine. He claimed to work offshore Poland, living in California, and born in Italy. I no longer talk to him via the emails.

Jun 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Online dating scam
by: Anonymous

Met a guy on a game app. Nice looking and the conversations were nice. We text for a week and then we exchanged numbers. He was going to the UK for an oil rigging contract. After reaching his destination he calls because he forgot to purchase cards to download documents for the company. He wanted 5 at 100.00 a piece. I told I didn't have that money.

He wanted for me to to take pictures of the card and receipts. I didn't send them because the little voice inside me was screaming. I get to work and decided to research oil rigging and I found a site that mentioned everything this guy asked me. I blocked him on my phone and the game app.

Jun 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Words with friends chat oil rig man
by: Anonymous

Didn’t give out any information. Like the rest of you didn’t find his name on Facebook or the Internet. But he said he was an oil rig engineer. In San Jose California but working as a contractor in Canada. So with that bit of information I googled and found this website.

I just blocked him. LOL thank you.

Jun 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Larry Foster
by: Anonymous

Thanks to you guys my eyes are open wide. I was playing words for friends and I had 3 at the same time. I only talked to one well he was pleasant still is but for Me I Never Trust no One!!! I could not find him on facebook etc His original picture is of his father who is of Larry M foster.

I told him I’m trying to find you on internet and he said really. He sent a picture of oil rig and I saw the name on it and searched the internet. It was in the UK but he tells me it’s in Florida. Ok so like others I only sent him my face Pictures. I told him about things that about happened but did not give any names or my job but he told me he makes a lot of money etc and he has 2 cars, a home, a son. I have known him for a month but he hasn’t asked for anything but like everyone he put little poems in morning or at night so he put one up so I copy and pasted it, and it came up for a list and it was like Muslim prayer so I asked if it is Muslim but no response so on the site I copied and pasted one. He said I agree I will be damned if someone will make me feel hurt again like my current situation so I put something up about the predator searching for it’s prey and then I posted prey searching for the predator.

So after I saw this article I told him I have no money which I don’t and I am poor but he said you work. I told him I could not live off that and I’m going to leave. Well I dont know maybe I beat him to the punch but he said I will take you and set you up and I would just have to take care of his son while he was away.

He said I hurt his feelings and is not talking to me now. I guess I decided to fight back and let him know I am an intelligent individual. I personally think he didn’t realize he met his match lol

Jun 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Keep evidence
by: Anonymous

Please keep all your evidence and report it to FBI or Action Fraud Or Europol

Telephone numbers
receipts
reference numbers of remittances
names and bank account details
websites they asked you to go to

This will help others not to become victims

Jun 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammed by Derek Pablo
by: Anonymous

8 months I have known this person. I wasn't looking for a relationship, not even friendship but he interrupted a conversation I was having with a member of my family on facebook media who lives overseas as its a way we keep in touch. He introduced himself and told me he is divorced and his wife cheated on him.

No parents, no siblings and he was brought up by a neighbor which I thought was kinda strange as he told me he has two children and their name and ages, son Gabriel 11 and Angelis 7 years old. He has a nanny who looks after them, while away working. I am Sick that I fell hook and sinker and I let my guard down for all his sob stories of his children who had no food and could I send 50.00 so the nanny can buy them food. When it comes to children my heart melts and I can't bear children have nothing to eat so
before long I was sending this guy what he needed.

He said he would give all I have sent to him and like a jack ass I believed everything he said and that he will get his bank manager to send me what he owed me but I would have to send a fee of 450 and he will have to approve of it and he will send it to my bank account of which it didn't show three times. Tuesday same thing nothing showed in my account.

I sent a message saying you are a scammer and you prey on good decent people who believed you and would honor your word but this bank has run dry. I will make sure you will never scam another good decent woman and you won't ever hear from me again or scam me again.

I feel sorry for the Good decent family man you're impersonating you have stolen his ID and his family and he has no knowledge of what you have done with his good name and his beautiful family. I blocked this deceitful fraudulent corrupt criminal person.

The big burden has been lifted from me and I am no longer a scammed victim and I can pick up the pieces and turn my life around in a positive manner for my grateful thanks for the power of prayer and my Heavenly Father for his loving guidance that strengthened me through this horrible experience and lessons I have learned.

We live in a world of evil wickedness with corrupt criminals and the internet is a breeding ground for such criminal crimes. Facebook and hangout are breeding grounds for criminal activities and scammers.

I pray that all you Beautiful good decent Women out there they ask for money block them: Take Care Beautiful Woman out there its love they are seeking for its money and its big business for these scum bags.

Jun 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Phone calls
by: Anonymous

Yet another phone call. I did not answer it
+257 72 33 55 06

Burundi it is in Algeria. I block the numbers and the scammers call from another number. I only wish they would give up calling me as I will never answer them

Jun 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig contractor engineer lover scam
by: Anonymous

So my person was named Percy Santiago. Parents died when he was 6, sister 3. Raised in Italy for 45 yrs. Has a 13 yo daughter in boarding school in Texas. Working off shore near Alabama. Contacted me 2 weeks ago. Love poems, words of seduction and pictures. He was good at it. Pulls at your heart strings.

He broke a pipeline and a worker of his got hurt. Picture of the injured hand and all. Asked me for $5000 to help him pay the $11000 bill for the new pipe and the workers that had to fix what he broke. Which I thought was weird. Isn't that his job? Wanted to hide it from Chevron Texaco which is who he worked for.

I am a civilian worker in my law enforcement agency so this did not go far. I started my research on the internet and found this site. And all his pictures were of Peter Marc Jacobson. One even had Fran Drescher in it.

Well I fell for the love talk for a bit but when the money thing happened I kicked him to the curb because I recognized it was a scam. I am sorry that some people lost money. I am one of the lucky ones. I guess always remember if it sounds too good to be true then it is.

Jun 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I was a victim of a scammer
by: Anonymous

He sent me an email telling me that he found my profile in linkedin. His name was Richard Harry Morgan. He was really polite and asked me for my email address. He said everything about himself; a widow, wife died two years ago, with a daughther, her name was jane, oil engineer, living in London.

We exchanged emails every day and after a bit, he told me all those nice things, that he loves me, he will come to see me but then he had to go to work on a platform and before that he wanted to send me some gifts; that is when my life started to collapse - I was stupid, foolish and naive and fell when I had to pay for the parcel insurance after it has been stopped in Mexico, I paid USD 1000.

And then "the courier company Diamon" asked for another USD.5000 for two documents against Money Laundering because he put lots of money in the package so he can invest in my country, as he said. And if I don't pay it, the company will sue us for Money laundering.

I paid USD. 5000, and then the company asked me to Pay USD. 12,650.00 but I won't pay it, and he begged me to help him because he is offshore and can't do the payment.

The company was using gmail.com domain which is not usual for the official companies. I started to analyze everything and realized what Happened. Sent him an email that I know he is a fraud. Went to the bank and i reported to the national and International authorities. It was really stupid but I've learned my lesson.

He used the following e-mails rcsz22000@gmail.com., rcsz22000@outlook.com, The two womans that received the wire transfers are ANGELICA OROZCO LOPEZ, MEXICAN THE BANK ACCOUNT IS SANTANDER MEXICO ACCOUNT 60606441455, AND MIRIAM LOPEZ HERNANDEZ, BANAMEX ACCOUNT 3272999. THE POHONE NUMBER THAT HE WAS USING IS 447715820736, AND THERE IS ANOTHER MAN JAMES KENT HIS PHONE NUMBER 447742711087. LETICIA MORALES PHONE NUMBER 5215610971786.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYBODY THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.

Jun 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Check the authenticity of photos
by: Anonymous

Use pimeyes.com and it will trace other similar photos. it might take you to the page of the real person.

Jun 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Part Anatomy of scams
by: Wiser Now

Hello ladies and gentlemen. I have learnt about scams and I always wondered why they request Itunes cards so this is what I know
This is learned out of AARP
1.The scammer whether he be romance or oil rigger engineer or IRS or other type of scammer pretends he loves you or pretends he is in need once you have established a connection .

2. Requests YOU buy large denominations of gift cards to settle debt or get him what is needed cause he can not get to his accounts.

3.Then after you purchase cards he asks for the code to expedite your payment.

4. Send the code to a" washer" who transfers the amount to a store app.

5.Then the "washer" purchases multiple smaller cards at a retailer.

6. The new codes are sent to the scammer to resale on line for cash. The washer takes a commission and discards the cards while the scammer sells the codes online.


If you do a wire transfer they move it several times and they sometimes start a fake company or corporation after large amounts of so called washed money and they pull out the money and it cannot be traced back to first-hand movements.

Or now they hide in the cybersecurity like Bitcoin or other cyber securities and move it around country-to-country account-to-account and then they pull it out.

Please let us all be safe online. Do not play with them as they do not love you and they want your money not you.

After they are finished you could be heart broken and broke financially and your mind in distress.

God bless you and may He help us all at this great time of need.

Jun 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Be aware. Contacted on Funbridge
by: Anonymous

I welcome myself to the club. He contacted me through Funbridge. Beware they are everywhere. After he asked me for a $200 iTunes card to load more bridge games I pegged him for a scammer. Told him I reported him and blocked him from my phone. He called me from another number and swore he wasn't a scammer. I told him to send me a copy of his passport and driver's license. He did send a copy of his Visa which coincided with the pictures he sent. I then sent him a $25.00 iTunes card for 2 weeks of Funbridge.

I was really beginning to change my feelings. He had the same scenario. Wife died of cancer. Had daughter in law school in California. Blah Blah. Also was not able to find him on any sites. Used a reverse telephone service and they couldn't find him. I should of stuck with my gut feelings.

I'm out 25.00 but that's little to pay for his 2 months worth of work. I did however send him a half picture of my passport with just my picture and not any numbers. Was wondering if I should contact the passport office. I sympathize with those that have lost much more than me.

His name is Jake Emrick and his email is 4UJake0001@gmail.com. He says he lives in Orlando, Florida. Does anyone recognize this. His picture is of a very good looking Lebonese man.

Jun 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Off shore drilling
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a Davidson Leonardo?

Jun 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Argentina Lover Boy
by: Anonymous

This guy with the dogs is he sitting on Some steps in a house with a dog on either side of him. If so then yes I have talked to him. He told me he was born in Spain.

Jun 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Argentina lover boy
by: Anonymous

This guy sent a friend request on FB Messenger. I asked who he knew that I knew. He friended a person on my Messenger list and asked her if she knew me. She said she was a friend of my mother-in-law.

I saw that he was a mutual friend on messenger and asked her if she knew him. She said he contacted her and she told him that she is engaged.

He has been a widower for 4 years. 55 years old and ready to start a life with a Christian woman. I am 66 years old. I told him I was too old for him to which he replied I don't care. you are a beautiful woman. He has a 16 year old daughter.

I asked him how he "found" me. He said he was scrolling on Facebook and saw my sweet face and wanted to get to know me.

He is a real sweet-talker. He loves me already after a week and a half. Wanted me to tell him that I loved him. I said I won't say that if I don't mean it.

He said he works for Exxon oil and gas on a platform...oil rig on contract. Never would tell me how much longer he had before the contract ended.

Last night he finally asked me for an iTunes card to purchase a training video on the internet. $20, $50, $100. This morning he said "Come on you can get one from Walmart." I had a really hard time understanding him on the phone the first time we talked. I asked him if he was using a translator from the internet. He said a what?

Oh yes, he insisted I get on Hangouts because it was more fun and private.

I had a feeling, but wanted to be sure. Now I know. Wish I knew whose pictures he used (with dogs). White hair, brown eyes, nice looking guy.
If anyone has encountered this scenario beware!

Jun 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Just learned Info
by: Nancy

Say the word ALAYE to the person you are talking to and if they go away they are a scammer. It means Area Boy, meaning they too are a scammer

Jun 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Roland Andrew
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That part in Roland Andrew's story about getting hurt fighting pirates is a new one. All the other parts of his story sound familiar, though. The stories/excuses they come up with!

Any guy with two first names should and do make us wary, like that Chris Wilfred guy I told you all about last month. Check out YouTube for videos on spotting scammers posing as oil rig engineers, military, doctors, etc. for more information. One of those excuses they use is that their ship/oil rig was attacked by pirates! *Face palm*

Stay safe and don't send any money to them.

Jun 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Turkey rig
by: Anonymous

Got a smile on CM web site. Held off giving email then did. Within 2 weeks he was falling in love with me. I was getting pictures and love poems and texts. Promises of coming home to me.....first it was itune cards, then amazon cards, then he needed money for equipment. He couldn’t access his account because someone tried to get into it.

So stupid me wiped out all my money for equipment and luggage that is in transit to me but stuck in customs. Promises to pay me back. Keeps saying he is coming home but one thing leads to another and he is still there. Went on pimeyes and uploaded a picture and low and behold he is on multiple dating sites.

He stole the picture of a model I am sure. Says he is divorced. No kids. 5’4 in one site 6’0 in another. I thought I was a smart woman and I should have trusted my gut with the first asking of money. But I was lonely and he made me feel special and lived. Shame on him and shame on me

Jun 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Marine engineer
by: Anonymous

Mine was Gabriel Williams. 54 marine engineer in Malta. Same story had a 10 year old son in boarding school in Texas. Godly man Roman Catholic Christian.

I caught him out with a lie early on. I went along with him to see if he was a scammer. He was very romantic and every morning flowers on my page, love hearts and romantic poetry and love songs.

Then the crunch and he needed a vacation to come and make memories for only 2000 dollars. Then I tunes cards.

I never sent anything so I was one of the lucky ones. The sad thing was I looked forward to our chats. Been a widow 14 years so it gave me a lift. Thankfully though I didn't let my heart rule my head.

Please be careful ladies.

Jun 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
more info. fake names. stolen pictures
by: Anonymous

These days its hard to look for the real owners of the photos. I found mine on pimeyes.com and the name was different.

There is a page on facebook with loads of information with the actual scammers exposed, tips, etc.

Online Scam Advice Service

Jun 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jorgen Sebastian
by: Anonymous

I’ve read all these posts and am feeling more than a little shook. I am not a stupid person but I lost my husband 3 months ago and about 2 months later I was contacted by an engineer with Exxon mobile who claimed to be a widow of 3 kids near the ages of mine. My story parallels others, he just wanted to be friends, he was so sensitive, romantic, sent me songs, stupidly I’ve shared more than I should and I sent iTunes cards and a wire transfer.

Today he says the equipment broke to the tune of 56,000. I guess today is my wake up day. I’m more than sad. I’m embarrassed and hurt and still grieving my first loss now a second. I’ve posted his name. He had a white beard a blue eyes. I still have to keep telling myself to walk away. It is just so compelling to continue this farce.

Please don’t be as stupid as was I. If someone could prove to me I’m wrong, he might hate me but I would no longer hate myself.

Jun 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Brown eyes, white beard
by: Anonymous

Sounds like the same scammer that I had. Mine claimed to be an oil rig engineer in Poland. He said he lives in California with one son, lost his diabetic wife in 2011. Sent me songs, poems, and fake pictures that belongs to Tony Baroud. I checked the pictures and was shocked it belongs to an actor! Scam!

Jun 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Gabriel Edwin Rodriguez
by: Anonymous cm

I’m not sure if this is real or not. Reading all these comments I’m starting to think it is. I wish we could upload pictures on here. He said he lost his wife and kids in an accident. He is responsible for a granddaughter that is in boarding school. He sends me pictures when I ask for them however he claims he isn’t able to send video.

I chatted with him on the phone and he sounds like he’s 12 and has an accent. He told me he was from Brazil and right now he is out in some island working on a rig. He claims he loves me however it’s only been a couple of weeks chatting and I haven’t told him much. I told him I’m disabled just to see if he would stop chatting but he hasn’t.

He hasn’t asked for money yet but I’m patiently waiting. Is there a website that’s free that we can search the pictures ???

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

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

Jun 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Marine engineer currently on a new contract in Turkey
by: Anonymous

He gone by the name Hank Luton. Says he's never a poor man. Wants a companion. I've questioned him so much but he always evades the question. He gets upset when posed questions. Calls me my Queen sends poetries copied off the net. Has not asked me for money because he said his father left him a lot. Too many spelling errors and grammar too.

He sent me pictures and he's very handsome. He says he's Spanish born in Bilbao. I wanted to talk to him and so we did on Hangouts and his accent was so much Nigerian or some kind of African.

I hung up and blocked him on Hangouts. He's has since created an IG profile with hank litonn07. Those pictures he has there he sent to me as well.

Jun 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Martino James
by: Anonymous

Anyone know if Martino James is a scammer on Words with Friends?

Jun 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
50 years grey/white hair and beard
by: Anonymous

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

Single, very handsome, about 50 years old, hair and gray and white beard.

He´s an only child, very close to his mother, María. He is very jealous, he exercises a lot and he has no friends and looking for true love...


Jun 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: George M. Wheeler
by: Anonymous

To Silly girl. What did he look like Mr. Wheeler, oil rigger from Turkey? I know you said you blocked him but he sounds very familiar to me. I too was scammed.

Jun 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
"Oil rig engineer"
by: Anonymous

It looks like the scammers like to pretend to be an "oil rig engineer" to cheat lonely, divorced women. I guess it is because the rig engineer could go all over the world and most people don't know how to verify his location, and are not familiar with what the work would look like. Here is the link tells you what it looks like:
https://www.jobsite.co.uk/worklife/work-oil-rig-18734/

Similar way to start chatting and similar way it became romantic. He call me "my dear", "honey", "my love" and "my queen". He said he is thinking about me all day while working. He told me he is Christian so I trust him more. He told me he is working on a project which will get paid $30 million after the project is completed (What? Why are you telling me that?). And also he told me he cannot get off the offshore platform until the 3-month project is completed (really? I have searched online that the typical work shift for rig workers or rig engineers are 14 on/14 off or 14 on /21 off). I guess this is the setup for asking me for money at later time.

Three days later he started sending me love songs, love poetries/letters every time chatting, and then ask me to marry him! (Is this guy out of mind or has mental issues?)

We have being chatting for 10 days so far and he hasn't asked me for money yet. But I don't believe he is real for the following reasons:
1) He couldn't lie consistently. First time he told me there are 40 engineers work with him and yesterday he said he work with 60 engineers

2) He couldn't prove his identity. When I asked him to show me his US driver's license, he said he left it at headquarters

3) He couldn't do the basics that engineers can do. I asked him to do a simple math problem for me and he never did. (He said he is rig engineer. Kidding me!)

I believe there are a group of scammers doing the same thing. They steal pictures from innocent people and give them fakes names and pretend to be them. I see a lot of ladies asking other victims for pictures here. It doesn't matter! The names and pictures are all fake! They can use different pics for same name or same pics for different names. If you really want to know how they look like, they are most likely 25-35 year old Nigerian men.

I really feel sorry for those who lost money. I believe there are still a lot of victims on the way of sending money to these con men. I hope they can see this website and wake up before any damages are done!

LADDIES AND SISTERS, DON'T SEND MONEY!!!!

IF IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, THEN IT IS NOT TRUE!

More stories of victims:

https://boingboing.net/2015/10/05/how-a-romance-scam-victim-laun.html
Poor lady!

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/dating/i-was-scammed-by-an-online-love-rat-too-survivors-of-internet-fraud-speak-out/news-story/0ed4d0101ccc67654b98110ce86b90ed

I wish there is a way that scammers could get punished!

Should I play around with this guy to the very end and ask him to send me money before he does? Yeah you love me so much then send me money to show your love LOL.

Jun 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scam Mark Yong on EastMeetEast
by: Anonymous

The same scenario. Mark Yong, Oil rig engineer in Turkey with month contact who fall in love with me at first sight and want to come to my country, buy a house and live together happily ever after. It was too much to believe. I suspected him from the beginning, but after a phone call, when he spoke with a Nigerian accent and avoided to make a video call, I googled and found this site.

Thank you all for sharing this information! It helped me to confirm my suspicions and to not fall in his trap.

Jun 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
George M Wheeler
by: A silly woman

He started talking to me on WWF and he reeled me right in. On an oil rig in Turkey for the next few months. His wife died 6 yrs ago, he has two sons in California being looked after by a nanny. Very romantic and sexy. To date he hasn't asked for anything but I blocked him yesterday.

I feel a total fool. I gave him my mobile number and an email address. I only hope that I haven't given him anything he can use against me. When he asked for my name thankfully I gave him a false name - must have had an inkling deep down.

Please ladies be careful.

Jun 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Roland Andrew
by: Anonymous

Same as all others. Love. Problems and need money
He was on the gulf of Mexico then moved to west Africa then the demand for money came as he was hurt fighting pirates.

He is using stolen pictures of John eller Robison

Jun 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Leonardo Martins
by: Anonymous

Claims to be an Engineer for Chevron. Out on oil rig in Turkey. Has 1 son and pictures of them through some years at the beach. Other photos friends / co workers. Sold crude oil that wasn’t suitable for the United States him and 4 others sold in Istanbul and made $5 million and 2 hundred thousands dollars and his part was $1 million and 2 hundred thousands dollars. Being sent to my address.

Next thing I know it’s being held at a courier service and they need $30 thousands dollars to ship to my address.

Now it’s an iTunes card to put time and data on his phone.

Jun 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Hello Scammer Chris Ethan
by: Anonymous

Sounds like the guy I chatted with. Do you have a pic you can share?

Jun 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer
by: Anonymous

We met on Badoo. His name was Chris Ethan. He was really polite and asked me for my email address. He said everything about himself; a widow, wife died when she was 5 months pregnant, oil engineer, living in Boston, USA.

We exchanged emails every day and after a bit, he told me all those nice things, that he loves me, he will come to see me but then he had to go to New Zealand on a platform and before that he wanted to send me some gifts; that is when my life started to collapse - I was stupid and naive and fell when I had to pay for the parcel insurance after it has been stopped in Spain. I paid €7240.

And then "the courier company GoCargoLogs" asked for another €18600 for two documents against Money Laundry because he put lots of money in the package so he can invest in my country, as he said. And if I don't pay it, the company will sue us for Money laundering. I said I won't pay it, he begged me to help him because he is offshore and can't do the payment.

Because I was scared, I told everything to my ex and he told me it is a scam. The company was using gmail.com domain which is not usual for the official companies. I started to analyze everything and realized what Happened. Sent him an email that I know he is fraud. Went to the bank and the police. Deleted my email account. It was really stupid but I've learned my lesson.

LADIES, BE CAREFUL!

Jun 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nigerians
by: Anonymous

Most of them are Nigerian scammers.

They use people in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines even USA to do the transfer of money for them.

So you are transferring the cash to a legit bank.

But the mules transfer them as bitcoins to Nigeria.

Jun 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dave R. On Fitbit
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, everyone. How's everyone doing? Last night, I received a friend request on Fitbit from a guy who calls himself Dave R. and claims to live in Canada. I accepted, but then saw messages in which he used the same terms of endearment as all of our previous scammers and then saw a similar story: Single dad raising a daughter, wants friendship, and he asks why I would insult him like this. Finally, I'd had enough and deleted him. He sounded like a scammer to me.

It's not only on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites that we find these creeps.


Jun 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
AlexAndrewLee
by: Anonymous

Engineer based in some rig offshore of Turkey. Nearing the end of the independent contract (just 2 days before it ends) and his machine broke down. Did not have enough cash, could not leave the rig because of the contractual obligations. Was dead worried that the board of directors will find out that his machine broke down and terminate his contract and he will lose all his money.

Obviously a ploy right from the start of his 25 day contract. Writes/copies poetry and sends them on Hangouts app. Provides too much information on things I have no interest in knowing (how much cash he brought on the rig, the name and model of his machine, etc etc) sprinkled throughout the 25 days.

A lot of plans of starting an engineering firm and buying a house when he is back from the rig etc etc. It was a very well-built storyline. I have been really busy this whole month, and did not really get to pay attention to his messages, but guess it must have been a very seasoned scammer who can still message so much despite such little response from me.

Do be careful! It is not just the money being scammed, but will leave huge potholes of insecurities and lack of trust in the rest of the better human race. :(

Jun 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Derek Clay aka Alex Fraser
by: Anonymous

My guy appeared to me on Instagram, was gorgeous and so handsome, messaged for around a week then asked me for my mobile so we could chat on WhatsApp. All started off well and he proclaimed he loved me very quickly, divorced with a 25 year old daughter called Cleo, lives in SAN Francisco.

I did suss out that he was using images of an American model, but he said he had low self esteem and he then started sending photos of what he said was himself, and after around 3 weeks he’s said he was going to Turkey on business, his company was dealing with Turkstream installing gas pipelines from Russia to Turkey, and he showed me his fake boarding card, and once there on business after around 2 weeks he told me he had had his passport and credit cards stolen and he needed to borrow £3500, which he has not had any money from me.

Claims to be very religious, no links with Nigeria, but the accounts for the money to be sent are in Thailand.

Jun 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Rig Contractor 50 y old
by: Anonymous Kala

He contact me on Facebook and started sending messages, his Facebook name is Andrew Thomas but he is using Axel Kahn's public person pictures. He also made me a video call which I found as a you tube video of Axel which was presented also on Instagram and Facebook fan page. He said father is German mother from Poland, his wife was pregnant but died in a car accident 5 years ago. He said he is living in Rome and working in Sicilia, and he loves me already and calls me baby or my love all the time. He ignored my relationship and said that he informed my partner about his love - idiot!

He said that his $15M project is going to finish in the next few weeks and he promised to meet me soon. He has a African or Asian accent but more African I believe. I have an Italian mobile ending +39 .... 2609 and I have a pictures. On his Facebook profile most are Indian people. The reply sometimes is not logical and sounds by the phone like he is a drunk.

Ladies be careful. Just wondering if anyone can catch him or confirm his personality or country

Jun 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Antonio scott. Wife died while giving birth. Daughter in boarding school in Texas. Lives in Los Angeles, drives two SUVs. On the boat needing money to get off. Does a fake contract. Beware.
by: Anonymous

Antonio Scott, engineer, lives in Los Angeles, wife died while giving birth, says birthday nov 03. On contract in Turkey. Needs money to combine job and get off rig. Gets angry when you question him. Will send you photos.

THIS IS A SCAM DON'T FALL FOR IT.

Ufficiale ingeginere is his screen name.

Jun 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Brown eyes white beard
by: Anonymous

Oooh he is a scammer and theres an oilrig in Poland and uses the name Richard Hunter. He is so handsome and can take all your money and is a smooth talker.I felt for him and lost My mind and money too but I got help so stay away.

Jun 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
These calls are FAKE locations.
by: Kevin B

I am a regular contributor to this site. Thank you editor [ED: you are welcome].

Although Nigeria is a hotbed for scams, the operations are based to misguide you and for these boiler room locations from being identified.

If you really look at all these phone numbers you are given they are not their actual locations. I remember a woman here ran the computer IP each day from her scammer. Each time she traced his location for 5 days she was shocked. One day Nigeria, the next day, London ,the next day Poland and finally one in Germany. All the while claiming he was on one oil rig the whole week.

Your scammer actually being in the location phone
number listed is doubtful.

They like their throw away phone numbers and certain chat services you did not meet on, is because his chat service will not verify fraud like POF and Facebook do.

All garbage.

Use intelligence not emotion. Friends and family do not want you scammed and heartbroken. Your scammer WILL HURT YOU. They will say listen to no one. They are just jealous of your love affair. They do not care if THEY HURT YOU!

That keeps their scamming and embezzlement ongoing.

Jun 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Lied
by: Anonymouschicky

I met someone online who pretended to be white but when he spoke he sounds like a Nigerian. He said because he is in Africa that he sounds like one of then everywhere he goes he adopted their language and he wants me to put his paycheck into my bank account. I told him when hell freeze over and I have not heard back from him.

Jun 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thomas Anderson
by: Anonymous

You girls are right its a scam! So loving what a joke. My son is in the state Department and is investigating and I feel bad for the photo he stole. Engineer on the rig Jack2 in the gulf. As soon as I told him my son is at the state department he shut everything down.

Father American mother polish raised in Europe and came from Texas. He moved to Fairfax Va and we met on zoosk. All the same things you all have talked about. Do not give him BS. He needs to be in jail

Jun 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Phone calls from Africa and Italy and other European countries
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know these phone numbers

+257 78 13 09 Burundi

+257 78 18 28 Burundi

+256 20 5481052 Uganda

+221 766756936 Senegal

I did not answer any of them and I have blocked them. They will keep on ringing from different numbers.

Hoping for me to answer the phone number when it rings shows where it is coming from. I really hope the authorities can catch these scammers as they are so evil.

Jun 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moving cars
by: Anonymous

When "Mark Bateman" was scamming me I got a wave of phone calls asking me about moving VERY expensive cars.

Omg 🤪. I saved ALL information I could in order to hopefully catch these losers.

Jun 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Brown eyes, white beard
by: Anonymous

Sound familiar? Oil rig in Poland. Claiming to come from California, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. Anyone? From Words with Friends.

Jun 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scam???
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to FEDERIK REED for about a week and he just messaged me and said he needs my help to get parts for his machine. I told him its the company's responsibility and he said I HIRED THE RIG FOR MY CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN PARTS. He said he works for TULLOW OIL in ENGLAND and his gmail is Fredrickreed00@gmail.com

He took off his fb or just has it where I cant see his page anymore

Jun 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rigs Tywin Johnson
by: Anonymous

Hello. I am from Germany - He wrote to me on Instagram and I Installed Hangouts so we talked.
He Looks like a Body Builder and I should say David to him. He has a Son and he was a widow. He sent me a picture from his Son and I remember the same picture from a soldier from another website.

Bad man!!!

Jun 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
ROBERT WALKER
by: Anonymous

MET ON TINDER - HE CLAIMS TO WORK ON A OIL RIG. CANT TALK ON THE PHONE AND ASKED FOR A PHOTO AND ITS ON SCAM SITES FOR OIL RIG SCAMS. CALLS ME HIS LADY AND HONEY AND ALL THAT RIGHT AWAY. I ASKED FOR A SELFIE WITH A CALENDAR AND CLOCK IMAGE TO PROVE REAL AND BOOM HE WENT OFF.

BE CAREFUL LADIES - THEY ARE ALSO INVOLVED IN SHIPPING CARS OVERSEAS AND BOOM HE WILL HAVE PROBLEMS AND WILL ASK FOR MONEY.

STAY AWAY FROM OIL RIG SCAMMERS

Jun 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
OIL RIG SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

I had the same experience, and he did not catch me either. But also on a oil rig offshore from Scotland, very religious and romantic, but wasn't interested in my life. The idiot. His name was Robert Thomas

Jun 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Matthias Groote is a German politician
by: CB

I was contacted via Instagram by an attractive Cologne, German(y) man whose wife had died 8-years ago of cancer. 11-year-old son in boarding school in the UK. We only chatted for 2-days. When I put his name into Google, "oil rig scams" came up. I mentioned it to him and he changed the subject.

I was on this website where they had a link where you could actually put a picture in. The picture that he’s using is the German politician listed in my subject line. The scammer has at least 30-names between Facebook, Instagram, and dating sites all over the world.

He did not ask me for money as we didn’t get that far. But he got very angry at me for accusing him, even when I was sent 30-40 pics of one face with all these different names, including 2 YouTube videos of the real German politician. The name he used with me was Jake Logan, but if you want to see what he looks like look up the German politician listed above.

I wonder if he really works; I don’t know how someone would have the time to maintain so many different sites.

Jun 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: James Johnson
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Your oil rig scammer sounds a lot like the one who asked me to send him $3,500 so that he could get off the rig and go home to see his daughter Lily. He promised to reimburse me, but I wasn't falling for that and I didn't send him any money.

It was when I checked the pictures he used on his Twitter page that I found out whose pictures he was using to scam me. I'm probably not the only one he tried this line on.

Did this James Johnson also call himself Dennis Marguilles, by any chance, and did he claim to work on an oil rig in Ghana?

Jun 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Peter Benson
by: Anonymous

Oil rig contractor. Widower 53 wife died in car accident. Has an 11 year old boy Daniel. Has said girl a few times lol. In gulf of Mexico on a rig. Machinery problems and needs money cards so he can make phone calls to China to find his parts. Gets very angry if you refuse to send money.

Calls all hours of day and night. Met on words with friends. And we go to hang out so we could chat. Sent me pictures of himself which are actually pictures of model Eric Rutherford. Even facetimed with a Tues morning chat video that Eric does but bad connection explained the brief and out of sync video.

Calls you his queen, baby, sends songs. Very romantic. Constantly questions why you dont trust him!

Jun 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
James johnson
by: Anonymous

This one is trying to get me to give him 3500 to get off the Rig. He is a smoothie and I fallen a few times but gotten stronger and cut the cord.

May 31, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Douglas Moore Scammer from Poland, Wi,Tx
by: Anonymous

At the moment he is using the name Douglas Moore, Wife died from cancer leaving him with a daughter who is now 14 and at a boarding school in New York. Father from Tx, Mother from Poland.
Arrived in the states at 37 but went to college in Madison Wi with his college sweetheart and mother of so called daughter lol.

Father American from Texas, Mother from Poland. Has no other family whatsoever. Father met mother while in military and stayed in Poland lol

Look for broken English, He is pretty good but doesn’t capitalize or use correct punctuation. Ignores many questions. Ask very detailed questions, I happen to know about Madison Wi. And Arlington Tx, he avoided every question. I’m also familiar with oil rigs, He avoided those questions as well. On the way to the rig he had trouble with his account and can’t access. Lol

Met in word chums, Also plays words with friends, look at stats for game play, terrible and plays pretty bad. They play all games.
Please be careful, Do not send money to anyone you don’t personally know.

First sign, Nothing couldn’t be found on google about him, his wife or obituary. Good thing I’m not looking for anyone but I know many are and I don’t like people who lie, steal, scam, use others.

Is there a site to share photos they send of themselves?

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 31, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Ship Captain
by: Anonymous

Ship Captain is the same one that got my friend, James Anderson. He is a smooth talker so please just be careful, he got lots of money from her and now is broke. We did hire an investigator and he was from Nigeria. Sorry but he is a Big Time Scammer and it is sad. Best of luck to you and I am sure you will soon find out he is not real nor is his pictures.

God Bless

May 31, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Bryan Thompson Brownsville TX on an Oil Rig
by: Anonymous

Guy claims his name is Bryan Thompson from Brownsville TX. Reached out and kept in touch for a while. He told me he worked on an oil rig. We kept talking and things started getting romantic, then claimed he lost his debit card and asked me to send money! NO WAY!!! BE CAREFUL!!!

Pic appears here:

https://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=109286&start=30

May 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jim Welch
by: Anonymous

My scammer was on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico working for Exxonmobil n the Thunder Horse Rig. That was all possible and then the messages started and went to love and devotion real quick. I knew then it was not real at all and within a week he needed $3000.00 to get him off the rig to meet me.

I made him think I would pay the money so he sent me a bank account to put the money in a chase bank. So I went to the Chase Bank told them what was going on but there is nothing they could do or would do. Anyway this went on. I never paid any money or would I. I took the picture that he had stolen and posted it on WWW web. He started backing down a bit and accused me of not trusting him, and that he had always been truthful to me.

Anyway sorry for the women that fall for this and look out for Jim or Jimmy Welch.

May 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Mark Bateman
by: Anonymous

I will find you and when I do you will wish I hadn't!!!

May 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig Engineer scam.
by: Anonymous

He claimed he is an american born Chinese and working in London and he added you in Instagram & started talking to you. He then mentioned that he’s doesn’t use Instagram much BUT ONLINE EVERY SECOND to hunt for more. He asked for my number for whatsapp.

Saying like he’s going offshore clashes on his mom’s birthday. Asks you for advices for presents, then after, saying that while shopping, bought something for you. He needed name, phone no. & address and kept texting you asking for prayers. Flared at you when you don’t pay the charges held by the customs. AWB provided but couldn’t provide the details invoice of the money to pay.

May 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: David Wilfred and Chris Wilfred
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I would love nothing better than to see the scumbags arrested and locked up for the hell they put both men and women through. It's unconscionable what they do. May Al-Shatti and other men seek justice for it.




May 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

This scum bag contacted me with the stolen photos of Al Shatti must have sold off my phone number and email address as I am getting phone calls from east coast of Africa and Italy
and emails from European countries as the language is in Italian and Spanish and Greek none in English.

I would like to lock them all up together without any kind of technology and no visitors
and feed them with only bread and water as they have ripped off millions from innocent people
and lock their boss up alone.

Can't change the past but sure as hell can help to make the future better as the whole world needs shake up.

May 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: David Wilfred and Chris Wilfred
by: OneThirdCultureKid

That's very interesting and hackle raising when you read that they both claim to have an 11 year old son named Jerry, plus the same profile pic. Greg Maddox, I'd read about earlier this year. This is just all kinds of wrong they're doing to people, including the men whose pics they steal.

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Parasites
by: Anonymous

These guys are parasites and if we don’t block them nobody will. Please listen to you’re gut feeling

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Tanker Ship Captain James Anderson
by: Anonymous

I had never been on a dating site until a few weeks ago. Offers deluged me. The one man I liked was tall, no hair, a white neatly trimmed goatee on chin only, and a great smile. Dark eyes, accent when he talks. Lives in Texas He is supposed to be on his last trip before retiring.

I might have been dumb as a rock, and scammed out of a new I-phone. I had to send it to have special programming for security to contact the ship. He told me the phone could only be used by the two of us. He also said that after this trip, he would receive an extensive retirement check. He also calls me his Queen. He told me he wanted to marry me and buy a home together. Very sensual man, texted me three times a day and also called me on many nights.

He told me the ship pulls out this week. I wish I had found this site before I joined the dating group. James said he is a widower with one grown child in New York.

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
IP and email header Trace
by: Anonymous

You're welcome. It should have said if they are using a VPN it will still work from an iPhone on an email header Trace

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thank you for your thank you.
by: Anonymous

I appreciate the feedback and thank you’s for my last post.

It is also personal that I reach out to you wonderful women. I dated a woman for 6 years. Shortly after she told me about this James Wilkerson on an oil rig. The new love of her life.

She was not rich, but she did send him an Itune card of $150 so he could talk to her lover before he arrived at the airport. She is still waiting.

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Do your research
by: Anonymous

I went onto YouTube and found tons of pictures of men that had their pictures stolen from these losers. There is also a video of one of them talking to one of us and shows how the whole thing is set up. Search oil rig scammers. Good luck and quit chatting with them. The quicker you stop you can start to heal.

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To Kevin B
by: Anonymous

Thank you for all the info in your post.

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
IP location and email header traces
by: Anonymous

If you're actually using email you can trace the IP number even if you're using a VPN as long as they're on their cell phone. Yes they do travel to Poland, Germany, Turkey, Cyprus...but when they're using their cell phone it does triangulate off of cell phone towers especially in iPhone. So if they're sending you an email via iPhone which you can check in the email header, you can basically bet they are where the IP says they are.

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Chris Winfred and David Winfred
by: Anonymous

These 2 names are the same guy as Greg Maddox and Bernard Fisherman using an 11 Year old boy named Jerry. I had Greg Maddox Contact me. After I called him a scammer he changed his name on Instagram to Bernard Fisherman using the same profile photo.

The scammers think they are smart. After I had been scammed by Greg Maddox I see all the scammers. They are easy to spot on Instagram
They will start to message you on Instagram and they use the same format as all the scammers

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re:David Wilfred
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Is that the same guy who calls himself Chris Wilfred, claims to have been widowed, and claims to have an 11-year-old son named Jerry? Chris Wilfred also claimed to be religious.

Incidentally, in one picture on Twitter, he wears a wristband that says "Just Pray". Just asking whether the two guys are one and the same guy.

May 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Please, Use Intelligence, not Emotion.
by: Kevin B

Repeating some common things regarding scammers.

If they are Millionaires they do not need your money or I tune cards, etc.

They are ALWAYS using fake pics and identities.

These phone numbers you trace are not where they are.

If you are Tech savy you will see the IP NUMBER is Bogus. Each time they contact you if you trace that, it shows they may be in Nigeria today and France the next day and Poland the next. They are in one place but do this to keep you and police from finding them.

They want you off Pof because Pof monitors them and will delete their account.

What’s App, Google voice etc. do not monitor.

If they send you flowers, then maybe lunch to your work, you are screwed if YOU have money. By getting your info where you live and work, they can access YOUR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION.

Anything they spend on you is from the Scam Group using stolen credit cards or previously cashed in for cash Itune cards. Why Itune cards, easiest to convert to cash.

More tips later. They can hire a helicopter to get them off anytime they want. If you really believe this crap about they cannot access their funds... RUN RUN RUN

May 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Curious if he talks to someone else?
by: Anonymous

Do you know anyone that has said they are stuck in the rig in Kuwait. Trying to get $5000 to get out of the place! Name is Timothy

May 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
David Wilfred Instagram
by: Anonymous

David Wilfred Friended on IG 53 years old
wilfreddavid875@gmail.com
+1 (707) 955-5036 California #

Oil rig in Scotland, Hangouts then text. Wife died of cancer and 7 year son lives with his brother in Ohio. First asked to set me up on Bitcoin business. Then asked for 2 $100 amazon gift cards. Then asked for phone cards so he could talk to me.

When I refused all he got really nasty and said I didn’t trust him. He claimed to be very religious after his wife died. When I called his hand at scammers, I’ve not heard back from him. He deleted his IG profile soon after I befriended him and said he didn’t want to be on social media.

May 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Norwegian Scammer
by: Caroline

I wonder if you got the same Norwegian I did??? He told me he was a metallurgical engineer from Oslo Norway. Called himself Mark Bateman.

May 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig - Marine Engineer from WWF)
by: Anonymous

First one: His got 2 names (Mark Liton)is the name he is using on WWF. I love playing games on there. He says hello and I say hello back. Non-malicious conversation. Then I asked what he does. He said he is a Marin Engineer and works on oil rigs and has trouble in many different parts of the world.

He is based in California. He is almost 58 and is a widow. His wife died 5 years ago from CANCER PROBLEM and has a daughter who is 12 years old or 13 sometimes. I asked where she lives because he is away all the time or lives in the rigs. He say his daughter lives in Florida with his ex-wife sister. (so much broken English when he is texting. I asked why she is not living with his parents. He said his parents died both of them but his father had a very lucrative business in California. So he was left with a lot of money so he is never a poor man. He send me a picture of a ring he wants to give.

Then he asked me to go on Hangouts. I said no because I don't have Hangouts. He asked me download the APP. We kept conversing and then I caved and I gave him my email address so he can add me. Then the courting and the loving and the proposal started.

He said he is an only child. BTW, his name on Hangouts is now Hank Liton. I asked why and he said those are his 2 names and his mother calls him that a lot.

He said that he loves his job as an Engineer. The money is not a problem. He has many houses. One that his parents owned but now his and they also have a home in Spain and he has his own house.

He recently asked me how much I make. I didn't tell him.

He is very consistent in messaging me. We video called once but can hardly connect. It was him on the video but it was a blink. So I had given up on video-messaging him.

Press forward: Yesterday he said we need to take an Oath - a Blood Oath so that we can be married.

He calls me his Queen, My Love, My Sweetheart.
He sends me poems and bible verses. He was going to contact his Pastor so he can do the Oath. I declined. I said if we are going to be married, I want it done in front of our family and friends together side by side.

He obliged. But he tried to insist that he wants to do it because he is afraid of losing me. My answer was NO that I did not want to get pressured or this relationship is going to stop.

Then I asked if he is still playing WWF because I told I saw that he played 1 day ago. He said no Baby I left that game and I don't want you to be playing anymore because we are going to be married. I said to him, relax it's just a game and I have my real friends there too playing.
He said he is not jealous person but he is begging me to resign because he doesn't want to lose me.

I am a little weary about this whole thing and I found this site and everyone's story is so identical. If not the same.

I had another one who posed as a orthopedic surgeon who is currently in Afghanistan on a contract and he sent me all kinds of pictures. He said he's from Texas, is divorced and has a 13 year old son. He too lost his parents from a car crash i believe. He grew up in UK. He has custody of his son. I asked who looks after him while he is away. He said he has a Nanny. And why not live with mom, he said his mom is an addict and the court ordered that she doesn't go near his son.

He asked me to go on WhattsAPP. So I did. He was very pleasant and he was going to be romantic if we were to meet. But there were several red flags.

He sent me pictures and I zoomed in on the name on the scrubs and it has Change T. Kaplan who is a doctor based in Florida and is plastic surgeon and still is in Florida.

I quickly sent him the link and told him to not fool anybody else and I was going to report him.

I also sent the link to WWF and reported him as using a different name and stole a picture. And I blocked him from there also.

May 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Liam Luke carter scammer
by: Susan Bell Anonymous

If you meet someone named Liam Luke carter that is an oil rig supervisor he is a scammer! Started with all the poetry stuff and was pushing me into feeling the love he said he felt! He called me his queen and all and superwoman. He is as very pushy at the end because I didn’t feel the same after he just told me the day before he was a patient man with me!

I am so glad I opened my eyes and realized he is just like the others! This one picked me out on instagram!

Susan bell

May 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Accent/Dialect
by: Anonymous

To the person who asked if this sounds familiar well yes it does but my scammer was German not Polish but scammers can say anything and they can muffel their voice to make it sound like another accent.

My scammer called me Queen and baby all the time I even asked him at one time if he even knew my name and the music the songs he chose for me to listen to I did not care for but the ones I had him listen to were 100 times better. Best thing to do if it is the same guy dump him now all these oil riggers want is money that is all but you do what you want to do.

May 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Plenty of Fish Kodiak Aquino
by: Anonymous

Found another oil rig sxammer on Plenty of Fish.

Name is Kodiak Aquino
User OhNoHereGoes
Location Scotland

He wants to connect on whatsapp or viber.

These men also target other vulnerable men by offering them jobs on facebook or linkedin for placement fees.

May 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig Engineer
by: Anonymous

His name is Andrew (Andy) Robinson, from Missouri City, California at first, later it was Texas. He’s a widower, with 2 kids attending boarding school in England. He contacted me on Words With Friends, which is the only way we communicate. My first instinct was to decline his request to play WWF, but decided to play along & see if he’s a scammer.

I’ve been suspicious from the beginning & tried to verify much of what he says: Missouri City California? Then when he said he was from Missouri City Texas, I was sure. Also, he seemed unfamiliar with some places in the US, which struck me as odd. I still wanted to try to scam the scammer & gave him mostly info about me that is not true. I did tell him my real first name, when he asked what my friends call me. He asked me to log into another site in order to communicate better. I don’t see a need for better communication, so I ignored his request.

A couple of questions that struck me as odd were: who is my carrier, are they good, etc-which I did answer truthfully, but asked why he asked. He said just curious. Then he asked if I had prepay or postpay. I said that I didn’t know, but again why are you asking. He responded no reason, never mind, & then changed the subject. He’s very pleasant, polite, & seems to be religious. Recently, he gave me his email & asked for mine in order for him to be able reach me. I told him I did not have an email, but he can continue to contact me thru WWF.

Now that I’ve found this site, all of my suspicions are true.

May 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Phone Number from Senegal
by: Anonymous

I had a phone call Friday at 3.56pm West Aust Time. I did not answer it and I have blocked the phone number on my phone. I looked the phone number up and where Senegal was on the web.

It is on the west coast of Africa and the phone number is +221 766756936 so if anyone receives a call from any number relating to this one it will be a scam.

Please ladies and gents be very careful if it all will be too good to be true

May 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Craig Moriello
by: Anonymous

Hello has anyone else on here been scammed by someone called Carog Moriello. Claims to be American Italian and own a 200 acre farm in New Jersey. Widowed 5 years ago and lost his brother in a car accident last year?

May 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Accent/Dialect of Scammer
by: Anonymous

My oil rig "suitor" has a Polish accent and seems knowledgeable about Polish cooking. Claims to be from Brentwood/Los Angeles and is out on a rig deep in the Gulf of Mexico.

Phrases? Calls me Beloved, my Queen, my Love, Babe, Baby, Sweetheart, Honey. Borrows poetry from online sources, sends romantic YouTube music videos, quite a few photos and vides of him walking through and up the rig.

We met on a dating site. He claims to have a graduate degree in petroleum engineering, and is running his own operation after working with Apache Oil for years. Very good looking, muscular, brown eyes, greying hair and claims to be 63.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

May 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jimmy Rodrigo
by: Anonymous

He says he's on an oil rig in Singapore. He just asked me to wire him money because his ship exploded and he needs money to get another ship. I was getting very wary of him because he just told me it was his birthday, and he asked me to buy him two $500 watches. I have said no to all his requests.

Now, he is getting mad at me because I don't trust him. I told him he is playing word for word what I am reading on this site. He is handsome. I have a picture

May 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Marcus Williams
by: Anonymous

Mine was from Michigan. Email trendyluxury062@gmail.com. Earlier this year I saw him on Instagram with a fancy sports car. I do have a picture if you want to send your email. He had a marriage ceremony for us online. Very romantic and liked Yanni music. Said I would always be special to him. Video call to me at the end.

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer
by: Anonymous

I met a man on Zoosk who said his name was Erik Chipperfield about a month or so ago. He did all the same things - love and marriage talk in the early beginning, works on oil rig in the gulf of mexico supposedly, and insisted on using hangout then all of a sudden he had an accident and needed several thousand dollars to repair his machine so he could fix his machine.

He got mad when I said no, and kept on and on about it. His phone number is 423-567-5014, gray/white hair slight gray beard, and said has a daughter. Same story as the rest of these women, its all about the money nothing else.

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Must read this ladies!
by: Anonymous

Ladies!! What their names are or what photos they provide will not help! Those names and photos are all stolen from the internet. What their voices sound like will help identify who they are. Are their voices high and squeaky, deep and low? Sexy? Nasally? Listen carefully, and when you post something on here, describe their voices. That will help more than who they say they are and what photos they use.
Post any phrases they use often. That will help identify if we are taking to the same guy or not. I know there are lots of them out there, but if we know the same guy is taking to two or three or more of us, it should help us get rid of them faster.

You can Google accents. Once I did that, I knew for a fact that the guy I was talking to was Nigerian. Did you know that the Nigerian accent is rated one of the top most sexy accents in the world? No wonder we fall so easily for them.

I think that they have a network, they learn from each other what to do, how to con us. It's very successful. Not everyone on a dating site is there for love. Just beware. Only communicate with those who are in your area and can meet you face to face. Men from all over the world are not interested in anything but money or phone sex from you. Any one who is really looking for love will look for someone nearby.

Please ladies, unite and let's catch these con men. I could have avoided so much heartache and financial loss had I only known about the accents and been aware of this web site before it was too late.

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Markus Williams
by: Anonymous

Do you have any pictures of Markus Williams?

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Markus Williams
by: Anonymous

It has been over a year but he contacted me thru Words With Friends. I was naive and believed all his love talk until my grandson found the exact same words on other places on the Internet. He was copying text and I was falling for it. My grandson wrote him and confronted him with the findings and he got extremely angry. I had not sent any money to him so he had wasted his time on me!

If I recall correctly we were to get together and buy a house and he wanted to know if I had the money for the down payment!

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Cedric William/Williams
by: Anonymous

Have anyone heard of Cedric William/Williams, oil rig worker from California. Wife died 9 years ago, has 2 daughters 12 and 25 years old in boarding school. He appears to be to good to be true. Haven’t asked for money but steam cards.


May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
John Smith
by: OneThirdCultureKid

I've never come across nor been contacted by the John Smith you're telling us all about, but I'll keep an eye out for him for you and your friend. Are you sure he doesn't go by the name of Greg Smith?

This scammer probably goes by a lot of names. This business with his so-called girlfriend Rachel Noval sounds fishy, too.

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Alex Degoray
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous,

I found this Alex Degoray you were talking about on LinkedIn. I think someone is using the real Alex Degoray's pic to scam you. Is this him?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-degoray-b92a03181/

Stay safe.

-One Third Culture Kid

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Robert Christopher
by: Anonymous

He finally sent me a text on hangouts after his departure on May 1 saying he was in a coma for 2 weeks and he was in a terrible accident and still in the hospital although I asked him numerous times to give me the name of the hospital he's in.

He said he doesn't know what happened and woke up in the hospital he said when he is well he will come to Hawaii to give me my money back. He also said he doesn't want me in his life anymore as all I want is my money back and he doesn't want me to come to the hospital or have me with him.

he also said he doesn't have a phone and was using a hospital phone to contact me yet he said he will reach out to me when he can and that he is using his little strength to get in touch with me...geez

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Logan Moreno/ Scammer
by: Anonymous

There is a person named Darlington using the name Logan Moreno to scam people out of money. Please don't give him any money at all because he lives in Nigeria and is dirt poor. He lied to me for over a year. Finally he admitted to me that he wasn't Logan Moreno and he stole his personal information from the internet and was pretending to be him

I want every woman to stop using the internet to find a man because it's not SAFE

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Darwin Frank Williams/Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

Just beware of a man named Darwin Frank Williams. He is pretending to be a oil rig engineer. He is saying that his contract is running out of money and he needs financial assistance. Don't fall for it. He is lying through his teeth. He photo shops his pictures. He is a professional lier

May 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Frederik Reed
by: Anonymous

I've found one Frederik Reed on LinkedIn, who works for Tullow Oil in Westerville, Ohio. It says that his education was at London South Bank University. It also says that he's self-employed.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederik-reed-01439b147/

May 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dickson Fraser
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the info. His machine broke and he needs some money but I told him I couldn’t help. I still hear from him but not as often. Ladies be wary if he sounds too good to be true he probably is.

May 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
JOHN SMITH
by: Anonymous

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A JOHN SMITH? SUPPOSE TO BE WORKING ON A OIL RIG IN TURKEY. SAYS HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT 6 YEARS AGO, BUT HAS A SON LIVING IN OHIO. HE ALSO HAS CONNECTIONS WITH A WOMAN LIVING IN SACREMENTO, CA CALLS HERSELF RACHEL NOVAL. MY FRIEND RECENTLY SENT A LARGE SUM OF MONEY TO HER, WHY I DON'T KNOW.

HE HAS TOLD HER HE IS A MILLIONAIRE. SHE BELIEVES EVERYTHING COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH. I HAVE SEEN ONE PICTURE OF HIM, OLDER MAYBE 62, WHITE BEARD, HE WAS TO MEET HER 3 WEEKS AGO BUT SUDDENLY HIS MOTHER BECAME ILL. I BELIEVE HE HAS NUMEROUS PHONE NUMBERS AS WELL AS EMAILS. WHO EVER RACHEL IS SHE IS CONNECTED TO HIM SOMEWAY, HER AGE IS 49.

PLEASE, IF ANYONE OF YOU THINK YOU HAVE COME ACROSS THIS MAN, PLEASE POST IT, MAYBE WE CAN SAVE ONE WOMAN FROM DISASTER AND GET THIS GUY.

May 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Morgan Smith
by: Anonymous

Well I'm currently dealing with my "petroleum engineering contractor. He said hello to me 2 days ago on wwf. His name is Morgan Smith. 65 years old. Lives in Boca Raton but currently on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Has a 13 year old son in boarding school in the UK who he only sees twice a year.

We're practically engaged after two days. Oh look he's trying to reach me right now because I just told him I'm on to him. 2 days and he's asking me to send him $200 Amazon card because he's running low on data and won't be able to speak to me until the helicopter goes ashore to shore next weekend. Sent me Chevron id with a pic when he was supposedly 42. Retiring end of year. Busted his ass off for 22 years. Parents died in plane crash coming from Singapore 20 years ago. Was adopted at 12 from Germany. Didn't have to work until 42 because his parents had money. Sent me videos of oil saying that's where he works.

MY GOD!! I'll keep you all posted. Let's see what he says NW.

May 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Steven Daviss Freeman
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear from this person as he messaged me through Pinterest and said he is a contractor on a oil rig, in Germany. He told me such beautiful things, poems, and said he loved me and wanted to come and meet me. We talked for about a month and made plans for him to come meet me. The next day the engine on the rig broke and he has to get it fixed.

He didn’t have enough money and needed me to send him $5000. I feel stupid because he asked me early on what I did for a living and lots of other questions. I didn’t send money but he continues to hound me about it. I just feel stupid and hurt. I sent pictures and lots of personal things.

May 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alex Degoray
by: Anonymous

He will ask you for Google and Nordstroms gift cards for research. Really, for research? He went as far as to get a girl who looked older than 16 years old to be his daughter to Skype with you. He's very tricky this one. Be careful out there ladies. Love is a battle field.

May 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Owens_luke5
by: Anonymous

That's his name now on Twitter. So be aware. And on IG it is owens_luke23. I have literally just blocked him

May 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Kelvin Larsen
by: Anonymous

Facebook profile of Kelvin Larsen with two pictures and a background of some trees, with no friends or posts. Left friend request unanswered for a time, until thinking an ex may have been trying to play a game, and I got curious. When I questioned him about his profile, he claimed his wife ran away with best friend and had gotten a new FB.
Claimed he was from Norway, but hardly seemed interested as I actually have a Norwegian family background. First question of me "what is your job?" Looking to see what I did. Then pursued me after commenting I had a good job. I told him I am already in a relationship, he didn't care or engage with my posts. I started ignoring him but he kept writing.

One day he wrote the world was ending and lots of teary eyed emoticons. Said some part, a cylinder I believe, of the oil rig had broken. I wrote back I was sure it would be ok and would pray for him lol. I thought perhaps he might be a prison inmate that was hiding his identity as a way to have social contact and escape isolated and depressed feelings. I soon found out he was just a scammer when he came back asking for thousands of euros to help him fulfill his contract and avoid arrest.

We had not established a relationship, in fact I had told him I was in one, and ignored him, saying little more than "I hope you are well". By the time he asks me for thousands of euros, I actually was laughing. Now it was time to bother with it, and waste a little time doing a reverse image search, immediately finding a photo of a model named Jason Saunders which he has ripped off for his Facebook profile.

I sent the link to him and he still persisted wanting money! I then confronted him out for scamming people like that, and told him to get a real life. He started texting me that I was a "greedy woman" and still wanted money from me to help him "get a real life". At that point I blocked him.

May 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Daniel Wood - Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

Daniel Wood, 54 year old, West Hartford, CT 650-297-4943, ITS A CALIFORNIA NUMBER!!! He claims to have been born in Switzerland, and has lived in the West Hartford CT since the age of 5yo, a widower, two sons in boarding school Harold & Helm, ages 13 & 11. Self employed Petroleum Engineer. Is working on an accreditation for a contract with Russia.

Very sweet, attentive, says all the right things, blah blah blah.

He contacted me via Linked In and didn't have a profile page, said he was only searching for a co worker from years ago. I didn't believe it and remained suspicious the entire time of communicating with him. He had a photo and he's good looking and I also saw him on Skype. Then he started messaging me, and that led to Whats app and eventually we did connect via Skype.

When I heard his voice I could hardly understand him. He speaks like he is combination of European, Boston, and the New Orleans Bayou! lol! Hardly like someone who was raised in CT. I kept asking where he got his accent from and he said he didn't know he had one but that others have said the same. Give me a break.

It's only a few days since I first communicated with him and decided to do some searches today but couldn't come up with anything and just realized his phone # is from northern california. Duh! I've blocked him so I don't have to deal with him anymore.

Stay smart and safe ladies!

May 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
informationI
by: PAM POST

Has anyone heard of FREDRIK REED, FROM PENN, WORKING ON OIL RIG IN ENGLAND, HAS A DAUGHTER LISA ABOUT 6 0R 7, HES 51 good shape, grey hair, beard
has a facebook and gmail.

We just started chatting on gmail 2 days ago


May 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Mark Hendrix
by: Anonymous

I want to warn any and all ladies that if you have an instagram account and are contacted by Smile_12_22 to be aware of him. He is the Mark Hendrix that i was talking to who claims to be wealthy and lives in San Francisco and was hired by Bechtel to work as an independent contractor on an off shore oil rig in the gulf of Mexico.

He wanted me to send him him a $300.00 steam gift card which I never did and I called him out on a lot of stuff. He will contact you and then tell you to download the hangouts app so that you can chat.

Do not trust him. If he is wealthy as he claims to be then he would not need someone to send him a steam gift card.

May 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re...John Miller
by: Anonymous

What does John Miller look like, perhaps blue eyes? Very attentive, caring, sweet and a LIAR , so send him packing, sounds just like my scammer using another name

May 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dickson fraser....
by: Anonymous

Dickson. He lied to me in two years and he Said he wants to meet me. He said My Love, baby, My wife, i think you want to come close. he asked after money. But from beginning there wasnt any questions about money, only accidents and
I told him I could come and help him with his problem, but a big no no. I couldnt he Said.

So until the end i found him with different names on scam sites Facebook linkedin and datingsites.

May 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, all. I agree with the woman who said she wished men wouldn't put their pics online for scammers to steal. One of the scammers who had a Twitter account stole pics of a real estate agent and his two children to post on his profile, not to mention try to scam money from me last November.

One would think that nobody would post their pics of their children online for safety and security reasons.

I'd thought of telling the man whose pics were stolen that his pics were stolen and used to scam women, but decided against it because I would've been blocked or accused of trying to scam him.

May 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
John Miller
by: Anonymous

Very handsome man. Says he’s an only child. His parents died when he was young in Norway. His uncle took him to Texas to look after him. He has one daughter aged 12. Divorced 2 years. Has his own contract company which I can’t find on google. He’s now on an oil rig in Kuwait.

Told me today that pirates attacked them and shot a security man. He said nobody else was hurt. His English grammar sounds like broken English eg give me minutes. Meaning give me a few minutes to get back to you. He hasn’t asked for money but has asked how much I earn and told me he’ll be 500,000 richer after the contract.

I’m playing along with him for now but I’m excited to see what his reaction is when I catch him. I’m delighted to have found this site. Be careful ladies. I’ll keep you posted.

I just wish I could put his picture here. Dark handsome slim very well dressed. Sent a picture of him and his colleague. One of him in a mustard jacket. One of him in London standing by a guard on a horse and one of him in a restaurant. Does it ring any bells with anyone.

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 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Photos
by: Anonymous

Please share your photos on my facebook page
online scam advice service so I can track them myself too Thanks

May 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Facial recognition
by: Anonymous

Hi ladies if you have pictures you can use pimeyes.com to track them.

May 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Gary Ralston Linked In
by: Anonymous

Not sure if his profile had been removed but he had a premium paid account.

Also the guy in the photo is Malaysian Astronaut Dr. Sheikh Muszaffar which was also used by another perpetrator on e harmony as Brian from Chicago.

May 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Mark Hendrix
by: Anonymous

I just wanted to give an update on this because I did some investigating on my own and it turns out the real name of the guy is Freddy Florida and his DOB is 05-05-77. He does have a facebook page and his URL is https://www.facebook.com/_/1839680589

I wish I knew who the real man in the pictures that he used is because he is a very handsome man. I wish that there was a way for me to post the pictures that he sent me so that maybe someone might know the man in the pictures and let him know that someone is using his pictures in a scam.

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 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dickson Fraser
by: Anonymous

Hi Anonymous thanks for the response. So I heard from Dickson and he said the connection has been spotty due to storms but still hasn’t asked for money and no accident, injury, or broken machinery yet. If you’re up for it I’d like to hear a little more about your experience with him.

Did you ever meet him, were you able to find anything on him and what was his story did he ask for money, etc. I’m going to play along with it and have my "fun" with this as I think they should get a taste of their own medicine so to speak lol. It is very sad to think that these men prey on innocent big hearted caring women as it’s just not right.

May 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Mark Hendrix
by: Anonymous

I just need to add that Mark Hendrix told me to download the hangouts app on my phone so that we can chat that way. He did give me a phone number of (786)899-4961 and when I looked up the number it is from Hialeah Florida yet he told me that he lives in San Francisco CA. He supposedly is working as an independent contractor on an off shore oil rig in the gulf of mexico. When he initially contacted me on my Instagram account his user name was markhendrix54.

I just want to warn any and all ladies to be on the look out for him. I would not trust him for anything. If he is wealthy as he says that he is then he does not need someone to send him a wallet steam card in order for him to process documents for his own personal use on the oil rig.

May 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Marcus williams
by: Anonymous

Yet another one from Instagram. They all use the same format - do you live alone, do you have children, what are you hobbies and what are you desires in men and do you believe in true love.

Scammers they are all coming on Instagram
and they are so evil and steal normal mens photos.
I only wish men would not have their photos on the web and on apps to be stolen by scammers.

May 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Bernard Fisherman
by: Anonymous

The person who called himself Greg Maddox on Instagram is now calling himself Bernard Fisherman using Al Shatti's photo. He is a scammer and if anyone else comes across him on Instagram be aware he is a scammer and Yes he is evil.

He will use as many names as he can to get money
and he will sell his soul for as much as he can

May 22, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Pedro Christiano Juan
by: Anonymous

Same story, widowed, oil rig civil engineer, son in the airforce in spain. Lives in Sunnyvale, CA. Working in Santa Barbara oil rig. But funny thing is he says you can't see any land (Lie). Has a beautiful accent, beautiful blue eyes, handsome, around late 40's early 50's. Called me his queen and that he is in love with me.

So there was some accident on the oil rig and it was his crews fault and he needed $4000 from me. I said no, and he just said ok he understood. I then blocked him. It is killing me that he is real. But I know he is not. He is very bright, quick, has impeccable english.

May 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
More on the Peruvian oil scammer
by: Anonymous

Update on my post on the Peruvian - I asked him to send me photos of the oil rig. At first he said he'd lose his job if he took pics but later on he did send me some pics and I found them online on other sites :) I then asked to speak to him on skype to get to know him face to face.

He said I was doing this to lose him his job! He refused to skype and said I don't believe in him or trust in him!! so I said I was hurt that he didn't want to speak to me. He said he can't skype and if I do't trust him to block him!!

May 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer oil rig gulf of Mexico
by: Anonymous

I came across this site and so glad I did. I read several comments from women and their comments of what they went thru, and is exactly like my past couple months. Then suddenly he gets injured on the job and then I get the I need your help, my machine broke and I need to fix it before I can finish my job and get my pay check.

I need you to get me several thousand dollars for repair. When I said no he didn’t give up, I told him about this site and I was going to post his information and he disappeared, which I am glad but I am so mad that these men are messing up our feelings, and in some cases stealing women money.

Phone number 423-567-5014.

Suppose to be on oil rig in gulf of mexico.

May 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Fell for it!
by: Anonymous

Wow... I wish I had seen this site a month ago. My head is spinning right now at the similarities.

Called himself Paul Miller and met on OKCupid. Profile said that he was from Brooklyn, but then he said a friend had created the profile for him and it was a mistake and he was from Downers Grove, IL. Said he was an engineer. When we spoke on the phone he said he had a 14 year daughter and the mother had disappeared after the divorce years back after a drinking problem and had cheated on him when he was on a job in Russia for a year.

Then told me that the company was actually his and that they were getting into oil and gas. Frankly, the money thing kind of freaked me out. It's not my thing, but he came across as so down to earth. He put in a lot of time with me on the phone - sometimes hours a day. We shared intimate details of our lives, etc. He definitely built up the trust on my end. He came up with what seemed like a plausible excuse as to why the video chat didn't work.

Hmmmmmm. I was going to be traveling to Paris for vacation and he said he was going to Kuwait to set up the new oil Vessels. He even went ahead and sent Vessel pics when he had supposedly arrived. After the fact, I looked up the Vessel names and, of course, registered to Exxon Mobil and the like. On the same day I was returning from Paris his daughter was supposedly going on a school trip to Europe. He called in a panic in the morning and said that he had messed up the money for her trip and they were about to set her back. It was very rushed and not a lot of time to talk and think.

I launched into protective mode for a child, not for him but at that point he knew exactly what I would do. Somehow I came up with the $1400 to send. Supposedly the tour operator was in Poland. (again, not thinking because of the speed and urgency) I sent the $$ via MoneyGram and after I sent it I was walking down the street and remembered a flash of the phone number on What's App. I had changed the number earlier on to display his name.

If I hadn't I would have realized that the phone number was from Poland. I was played!!!! I started to text him and he called right away acting like nothing was wrong and it was all my confusion. But as soon as I wrote and said that the only way I would accept repayment was in cash and in person, that's where it ended.

Obviously this was a valuable life lesson that I had to learn. I can easily make back the $1400. Others are not as lucky. Even today, someone else tried to write. Wife died. 2 kids. Engineer for Chevron in Ohio. Called him on it and no response.

BE VERY CAREFUL OUT THERE!!!!

May 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Be aware Of Mark Hendrix
by: Anonymous

I was sent a friend request off of my instagram account which is private. The guy that I have been talking to claims that he is originally from Switzerland but has lived in the United states for 30 years now. He claims to have an aunt Margaret that lives in Birmingham, Alabama. His DOB supposedly is May 24, 1967.

He goes by the name of Mark Hendrix. He claims that he is an independent contractor hired by Bechtel working on a off shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico right now. He claims that he is based out of San Francisco,CA. He claims that he is a wealthy man and that he can take of myself, my three children and my father for the rest of our lives.

He stated that he is on this contract on this off shore oil rig until December 15, 2019 after which he stated that he wanted to come to my home town to meet me. He is asking me to send him a $300.00 wallet steam card from Walmart so that he can process documents on the oil rig. He also states that he donates to an orphanage and he does have an accent.

I have not sent him anything because I do not trust him. I doubt that the pictures that he used are even of him.

Ladies please be aware.

May 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer??
by: Anonymous

Currently speaking to a ‘Simeon Quinton’ from a Chicago but originally from Düsseldorf, Germany. He told me he is an underwater welder and his wife left him for another man and they were then killed in an accident together leaving him to raise his 13yo Son Christopher, who has a Nanny! He forgot what he’d told me on the first day we started speaking as only 3 days ago when I questioned him on how he trusted after his wife left him he said ‘she didn’t leave me, I was with her til her dying day, she died of a kidney disease’.

When I called him out on it he said he didn’t trust me with the truth. He’s now said he’s going away working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and will be away 2 weeks. This is the story so far.

Not yet asked for money but I’m expecting it after reading all these comments. Update to follow. Stay safe ladies (&men)

May 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Dating Online
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Does this Logan Guillaume have a social media account, such as Twitter, Facebook, Hangouts, etc? Travels from Germany to Nigeria, you said?
If he asks for money, report and then block him.

I've gone to LinkedIn and found three men with the same name as your scammer. Two are from Belgium and one is from France. I think this scammer is using their name to scam women.

Be careful.

May 21, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dickson Fraser
by: Anonymous

Lol. He is gone and Will come back and tell you it was an accident and he needs money. He did the same with me and the man captain on ship from Nigeria to germany is a liar and he wants you to open a account so he can put in money.

I am happy and free from this after two years. I lost money but I am free mentally.

May 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Peruvian oil rigger in California
by: Anonymous

There's a guy who calls himself Jose Antonio and says he is on an oil rig in California. His photo appears on an Instagram profile of another user.

Stupid! We've just connected but I'm on to him and will string him along for the fun of it.

See what happens

Stay safe ladies.

May 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Information
by: Anonymous

I see a lot of women already got their Scammers on call phone. But one of you already saw them really on webcam or hide their identity until the end?

Me, only text me until now.

May 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dating online
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a Logan Guillaume. Hes a captain on a ship. Travels from Nigeria to Germany back and forwards. I meet him online through social media I hope hes not a scammer.

Thanks

Phillipa Eastwood

May 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dickson Fraser
by: Anonymous

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

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

May 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Guy named Joona Aadolf
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

May 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Martino
by: Anonymous

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

May 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Chris from Belgium
by: Anonymous

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

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

Jerks.

May 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Linked in
by: Anonymous

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

May 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Steve Fisher
by: Anonymous

The same by Linkedin:

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

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

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


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


May 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Terry Clark
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Terry clark
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Hope this helps, sister.

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

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

May 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
JOIN THE FORCE
by: Patricia

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

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

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

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

May 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
James OIL RIG
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

May 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
David Kenneth
by: JSL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have severed the relationship and blocked him.

May 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
About Alex Razak
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Take care and God bless.

May 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Mark Robert
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

May 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Micheal smith
by: Anonymous

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

I saw sense and blocked him

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

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

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

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

May 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Danish Rig Engineer
by: JSL

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

May 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Danish Rig Engineer
by: JSL

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

May 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer Alex Razak
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

May 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alex Degoray
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

May 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alex Degoray
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

May 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Eric Moore
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Robinson Nelson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

May 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Phillip Wright Lorenzo
by: Anonymous

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

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

May 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: scammers
by: Sherri

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

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

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

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

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

Let the professionals find who and arrest them.

May 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
JOIN THE FORCE
by: Patricia

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

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

[Agency]
[Address]

Re: Victim of Cybercrime

Dear Sirs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very truly yours,


[Your Name]




May 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Patricia
by: Anonymous

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

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

May 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Skeptical
by: Anonymous

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

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

May 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Catfisher
by: Anonymous

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

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

May 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
JOIN THE FORCE
by: Patricia

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

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

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

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

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

QUESTION: WHERE IS ALL THAT MONEY GOING?

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

ACCORDINGLY, OUR VOICES MUST BE HEARD!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADDRESSES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Gary Collins Lynn
by: Anonymous

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

May 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Gary Collins Lynn
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

May 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
No money sent
by: Anonymous

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

Please stop talking to these guys.

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

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

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

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

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

May 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Gary Collins Lynn
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

May 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Alec Eamon
by: Anonymous

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

May 10, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

They do not care about anyone but themselves

May 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Greg Maddox
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

May 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

thomascarl200@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig engineer scam
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

He is on a few sites so beware all!

May 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Love scammers
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

May 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re:James
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck to you.

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

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

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

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

May 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
James.
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Confused and in love
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

May 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Very familiar story!
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
James.
by: Anonymous

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

May 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scam
by: Anonymous

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

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

Help

May 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Gianni Fiorentini
by: Anonymous

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

Has photos of me. This is scary.

Please be safe ladies.

May 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Beware- Derek Kent
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Robert j karl
by: Anonymous

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

May 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Greg maddox
by: Anonymous

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

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

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


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

May 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Photos and other things
by: jeannie

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
ALL SCAMMERS
by: LOREEN

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

May 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig scammer
by: Anonymous

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

May 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Not sure
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

May 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
William Jeff Smith
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

May 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Williams Henderson
by: Anonymous

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

May 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
WILLIAM PERRY
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

May 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Williams-Robert Gerardo
by: Anonymous

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

May 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Greg Woods
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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


May 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Greg Woods
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Henrique Magalhaes
by: Anonymous

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

May 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Greg woods
by: Anonymous

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

May 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Kenneth Adriano Paulo
by: Anonymous

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

May 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nelson Robinson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Stay away
by: Anonymous

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

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

Apr 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scam
by: Anonymous

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

Please help

Apr 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jeremy Adam
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 30, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Richard Adams scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Apr 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil Rig Geologist
by: Smart Girl

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

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

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

Apr 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Beware
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

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

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

Apr 29, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
William Jeff Smith
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Greg Maddox
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

I also have messages on integral and hangouts apps.

his email address is maddox081131@gmail.com

Apr 28, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jeremy Adam
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a Jeremy Adam

Apr 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Playing Along
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Playing Along
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 26, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Damian Larry
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would like us to compare notes.

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

Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck to all you fine ladies.

Apr 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Patrick donald
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Apr 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jay Francis Mchugh
by: ticked off

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

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

Apr 24, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
He came back
by: Wiser Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEWARE LADIES THIS IS WAR

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

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



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

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


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

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

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

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

Apr 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Richard Ward
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 23, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Patrick donald
by: Anonymous

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

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

Apr 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Same people all over
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Apr 20, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Same people
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
George Matvei
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

https://twitter.com/GeorgeMatvei

Hope this helps and stay safe.

Apr 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re:Robert Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Elusive Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
John Marcus
by: Anonymous

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

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

Apr 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Money for food
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Robert Morgan
by: Anonymous444

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

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

Apr 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Robert Morgan
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Apr 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
George Matvei
by: Anonymous

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

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

Please help ASAP!!

Apr 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
My oil rigger
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sticking with My instincts paid off.

Apr 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Robert Morgan
by: Anonymous444

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

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

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

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

Be careful

Apr 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Oil rig romeo
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Please watch out ladies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where did she meet Bryan?

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

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

Apr 18, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
45000 loss
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Everything about this guy screams BLOCK AND RUN.

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

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

https://youtu.be/zkOExJmNENs


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

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

Apr 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
My oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Christopher Ragnaar - SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

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

DO NOT ENGAGE ANY FORM OF COMMUNICATION WITH HIM’

Apr 17, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re:Terry Donford
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Terry Donford
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Apr 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
William antonio
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are your thoughts everyone that would like to comment.

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

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

Apr 15, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
PICTURES
by: LOREEN

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

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

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

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

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR SEARCHES.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas??

Apr 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Military Dating Scams
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thomas Jeffery
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
SEAN WILLIAMS
by: LYNN C

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

BE CAREFUL!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Fred Carlos
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 13, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Richard Alvarez
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
SAVE SAVE SAVE
by: LOREEN

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

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

Apr 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jeffrey Stone
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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


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

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

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

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

Apr 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Tax consequences of scams
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammers, maybe Nigerian
by: Anonymous

Ladies, beware of the following scammers on Instagram:

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

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

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

Apr 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To Kevin B
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Help!!

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

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

Apr 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Kat
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

2 first names in full name a GIANT RED FLAG.

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

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

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

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

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

God Bless and good luck.

Apr 09, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nicholas Doukas
by: Kat

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

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

RED FLAGS EVERYWHERE!!

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

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

Apr 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dr Williams
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Apr 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Walter Raymond
by: Anonymous

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

Thanks

Apr 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Mark Welsh
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Apr 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Mark Welsh
by: Anonymous

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

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

Be Careful and God Bless

Apr 07, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Murphys Edris
by: Anonymous

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

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

Thank you .

Apr 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Military cat fishing scheme
by: Anonymous

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

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

I'm pretty sure this is out of Nigeria.

Apr 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Help
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Please stay safe online.

Apr 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer Mark Welsh
by: j edwards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Apr 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Help
by: Anonymous

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

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

He says it needs to be done ASAP.

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

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

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

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

The extra information of scammer Andrew Wu:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 05, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
About Andrew Wu
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Apr 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer Mark Welsh
by: j edwards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
David a roberts
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To Erin
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer Mark Welsh
by: j edwards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I totally agree with you.

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

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

Be Careful of the scammer Andrew Wu:

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

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

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

Apr 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Video about scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, sisters,

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

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

Hope this helps.

Love you all and send no money.

Apr 04, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: David Collins
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Apr 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Changing sights
by: Anonymous

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

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

Thank You for any input

Apr 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Why
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Apr 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Independent contractor electrical electrian
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Monetary loss 45000
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re:Wiser Now
by: OneThirdCultureKid

They also say the following things:

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

Wife died of cancer a few years ago;

They owe their nanny/nannies in arrears;

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

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

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


Apr 03, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Wiser Now
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Apr 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Riccardo Randy
by: Anonymous

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

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

Apr 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Might be a scam
by: Anonymous

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

What should I do ?

Apr 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
About the kids
by: Wiser Now

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

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

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

WE NEED TO STOP ALL SCAMS !!!

Be safe ladies - my sisters.

God bless us all

Apr 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To: Loreen L
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Apr 02, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Apr 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To L.
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Steven Franklin
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Pipeline Engeneer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

First phone until 4 February 00447521152771
from 5 February 0447729211100

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

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

Apr 01, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nigerian Embassy
by: Anonymous

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

I mentioned this several comments below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANY IDEAS?????

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

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

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

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

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

So I googled him. Jeff Travis oil rig engineer