Oil Rig engineer for dating scam

by Anonymous
(USA)

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

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

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

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

God Bless All Of You. Send No Money.

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Mar 03, 2021
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FELLOW BROKEN HEART
by: Anonymous

Ladies and Gents all who have been scammed
By

CHARLES RONNIE
SAM HUNTER
DAVIES JEFFERIES

And many more names

HIS REAL NAME.....JAVITXU PACHEKO

He is Spanish and married to a man

Responses to my post here with his picture that he is selling his pictures (they are many) to scammers to continue scamming women

He must be stopped so here is your chance. It is your Responsibility to Report.

INFO@FBI.GOV. Send his pic.

Tell them what this CRIMINAL is Doing. Only when we ban together something can Change.

REPORT THIS GUY IMMEDIATELY

Mar 03, 2021
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Re: David Andre
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Well, isn't that interesting! Just so I understand correctly, this David Andre claimed that his daughter's name was Nia and his mother's name was Sharon. Did he also claim to have a contract to mine for minerals in West Africa? I must have confused him with another guy.

Mar 03, 2021
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Can you help
by: Anonymous

Can anyone help with scammers:
Charles Ronnie
Davies Jefferies
Sam Hunter
Phone numbers

Emails and Recordings of his voice

Be Safe

Mar 03, 2021
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Rig engineer in sicily (3 months project) Scam
by: Anonymous

Sound like the same scammer which I had encountered last year. He is an Nigerian young man of about 20 plus. He said he was being influenced by his friends to be in the Scam to others.

He had asked for my forgiveness and I asked him to return all the money back to the women he had scammed and surrender to FBI Nigeria for my forgiveness. If he does not wish to do so, he will suffer in a hell of fire at the end of his life.

These guys will meet their retribution in their life. Do not let them destroy your life. Stay firm and cut them off. It will be good to stay single rather to know any guy through social media. Believe in God as our Father in heaven has his plan for us.

God bless.

Mar 02, 2021
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RE: David Andre
by: Anonymous

He said his daughter’s name was Nia. His mothers name was Sharon. He sent me a picture of him playing a piano in church when he was younger.
He could never get his age right nor where he use to live in the US.

Mar 02, 2021
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Oliver James aka
by: Mary

This is the best one yet I think, he said he was from Illinois but was working for Transocean and being sent to the British Indian ocean rig for 6 months. Well we talked for about two months and it was always in my mind he was a scammer, and the other day he told me he asked his boss for time off because I needed him to come home, and he wanted me to tell his boss I needed him with only 4 months more left, and that he asked me to give him half the ticket money 1,250 so he could come home.

How ridiculous. I had never asked him to come home. Goes by Oliver James, James Oliver and is a very nice looking guy.

Beware he is a scammer

Mar 02, 2021
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Rig engineer in sicily (3 months project) Scam
by: Anonymous

I was cheated by him, who said he is bi-racial, mom from the UK, dad from Hongkong, both died, his wife died too, he was cheated by a woman he loved after the death of his wife. After chatting for one month, he made use of my kindness and sympathy, and one day he suddenly told me his pumping machine got damaged and asked me to send him money because he had no money as he invested everything in the project.

I was low and very stupid, I sent all the money to him. I am broken now, my heart and my financial life both break at this difficult moment.

I was cheated because I had a period in my life and nobody could talk to me, it was the first time that I chatted with a stranger, he won and he made use of me!!!

Ladies! Watch out !! If you ever trust someone, then you lose!

Mar 02, 2021
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My oil rig scam experience from eHarmony site
by: Anonymous

Oil rig scammer. Said he lived in Salt Lake City/Florida/Houston.

Caught covid and couldn't talk for 2 weeks.

Couldn't meet because he had to go to manage a project on oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Then the rig was moved to the BVI. Then dropped his phone into the drill bit and couldn't talk for a week.

Then I learned how to reverse search his phone to find every number (there were 3) he gave me was a VoIP number. At this point, my neighbour and I were enjoying the stories he told because he was FOS. I'm a retired RN with cardiac experience. He tried to fake a heart attack and said he had been on ECMO in the BVI. Of course, there is no ECMO facility in the BVI.

He had my home address because anyone can get this online with a phone number. He told me he was sending debit cards for me to send to the families of his crew because he lived in Utah. No one was at his house so he was sending them to me.

Told him that there was no way this was going to happen and, if he sent me cards, I would return to sender. I was actually planning to send them to the FBI it this actually happened but, of course, nothing arrived.

After our last call, I blocked his numbers. Wow. Just, wow.

Mar 02, 2021
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Called Me Beautiful
by: Anonymous

This Man who scammed me was called David, he was on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, said how beautiful I was and wanted me to come and meet his daughter, who was in a boarding school in the USA. Apparently she had an accident, and she needed surgery to fix her broken leg, and all the broken ribs.

I told him that I was married but that did not seem to worry him. I did send him some money, but not as much as he wanted. But after 1 more time I told him it was off that no more money was going to be handed over.

I never heard from him again. He was on Instagram as David 2424

Please be careful

Mar 01, 2021
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Steven E Andersn and Is this one of these guys?
by: Biggles777

Hi

Based on what you've said, yes he is a scammer. He has not lost his wife, has no child and is not from San Diego. Nor is he in Istanbul. He has family, in Nigeria.

The oil company would pay for any damages from an accident. Not him.

Why can't he access his own funds? If he says his bank account is locked it's a pile of toff.

Share the website, within 10 minutes of seeing it I guarantee it is a fake as is the number and address.

Look at all the other stories here and the similarities are too many to ignore.

Walk away and do as the Editor advises by sharing any pictures you may have.

Is this one of these guys?

Same as above for this one too. You really think Halliburton would make an employee pay for broken drilling equipment?

I've had a few provide "websites" to verify their existance. Everyone of those sites is now out of use. $10 domain names my kid could set up.

Now ask this. You've met the CEO of Halliburton online and he needs YOU to give him money?

Think about it. It's the same as the CEO of any company asking for money from someone they've never met.

Again, share the website and pictures. The website won't last a day and the images will have many names.

That these two both claim to be from San Diego and use fake websites could be an indicator this is an organised group.

Do what you can to shut them down.

Mar 01, 2021
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Scammers never stop
by: Anonymous

I had a guy from Germany so he said, Patrick James, grandparents raised him, only child, wife died of auto accident, has a young child and a nanny says he lives in Tampa Florida.

It’s all BS with too many signs of scammer material. I do have a picture of him and the boy. Very sad that they keep doing this, wanted me to marry him and the whole nine yards ! I’m glad I turned him in before he got the best of me.

Mar 01, 2021
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Steven E Andersn
by: Anonymous

Looking to see if this is one of the scammers. Claims 55 yr old, wife died of cancer 5 yr ago, 10 yr old daughter from San Diego. Stuck in Istanbul with pending large check but not being released until balance of money for an accident on the oil rig is repaired. Has sent pics, contacted 1st on LinkedIn now daily texts and calls via WhatsApp.

Romantic and desperate for help, no family. Even provided a website for his company with his picture and phone number but can’t find any info or the address he gave me in San Diego. Is there a place I can share photos? Please help, I need the truth on this fast!


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Mar 01, 2021
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Is this one of these guys?
by: Anonymous

I had a contact on LinkedIn and it all sounds the same! He says his name is Steven Anderson, contracted by Halliburton on an oil rig in Turkey. Claims wife died 5 years ago, 10 year old daughter from San Diego. Sends long romantic texts on WhatsApp and pictures and calls.

Even sent me a website link with his picture as CEO on it. Needs money now to get them to release a large check in his name, promises to pay it back as soon as he gets the check released and can get back to the US. So many similarities, refers to me as his wife, professes to want to marry.

Can anyone tell me if this is one of these scammers? I can provide photos that he has sent.

Mar 01, 2021
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He is still at his scams
by: Anonymous

I wanted to make an update to what I wrote previously a couple of days ago. I asked this guy Richard Ryan to stop emailing me but he would not stop . Have awhile I just decided to block him everywhere he could get in touch with me including Facebook. I tried three times and right before i was successful he wrote and asked me what was the matter.

I was mad by now so I told him I know all about his scams. What he is doing to other women and that he stole peoples identity on Facebook. I told him I had him investigated and right after I told him all of this he took down the one Facebook page and put another one up and now he says he’s Richard Ryan from Austin Texas but he left out being an engineer and going to Norway.

I also told him I know you’re not an engineer you couldn’t be because your English is so poor.

Ladies beware this guy will stop at nothing.

Mar 01, 2021
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Update on William Kohli
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for 2 new pages. Last week William Kohli tried it on my alias and failed. Back he came using the name Henry Jacksons.

He goes from Aberdeen Scotland to the Gulf of Mexico in 2 texts.

Pictures and emails available on the new pages

Note to ED: My friend and I are unable to make 1 submission.

Mar 01, 2021
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My friend may be getting scammed
by: Biggles777

Hi

Change the title to my friend IS being scammed.

1: He does not own an oil rig. That's about $100 million. Corporations own the majority of oil rigs not private contractors

2: He's on WhatsApp. Check the number and disregard the area code. It will be a throwaway as you can get one in a matter of minutes for any country code.

3: You can't find him with an image search. Okay now pay Social Catfish $30 for a check as they cover social media which other pages don't.

4: He had an accident on the rig. Demand he name the actual rig and who owns it. Then email the company and tell them. You know how they will answer

5: He can't video call. Nor will he ever. It will be excuse after excuse again and again.

6: He is stuck in the UK due to flight restrictions. If I read correctly, there are daily flights from UK to FL.

7: The UK is not a banana republic. Anyone can make a video call from that country. More grooming by him to hit her for cash to leave the country.

8: You're here for a reason. You have doubts. Now read all the pages on oil rig scams and you'll see one red flag after another.

I understand this is very hard but your friend needs to walk away immediately.


Mar 01, 2021
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Replying to Anonymous on 28 Feb for her friend's encounter
by: Anonymous

Feb 28, 2021
My friend may be getting scammed
by: Anonymous

Hello Anonymous, I can confirm that your friend has been scammed by a group of Nigerians. They have been employed to work on this scam to get the money from you by giving flowery messages and to let you get into trap.

I have encountered one of them and he finally admitted himself as an Nigerian and aged only early 20. He is now asking for my forgiveness and I told him off to surrender himself to FBI Nigeria. Share my experience with you friend as what I had experienced as exactly the same as her.

First he will say he miss and want to marry you then he will start to lie of his wife and his children pass away. They will access your friend's Facebook and check her weakness and tackle her soft spot. Tell her don't fall into his trap as they are not genuine. Ask her not to send any money to him as they will ask for more till she lose her fortune. Heed my words and warn her before it may too late.
Take care.

Feb 28, 2021
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Re: David Andre
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, all. One guy, who followed me on Twitter in 2018, was also black, but went by the name of Kelvin Pitch and it said in his Twitter bio that he was from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The more I think about it, the more I suspect that someone was using a black man's profile pic. He also had a daughter. Was his daughter's name Sharon, by any chance?

Feb 28, 2021
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My friend may be getting scammed
by: Anonymous

My friend was messaged on IG a few months ago and has been chatting - both text and talk - on Watsapp - An oil rig owner and drilling engineer consultant with one of the top oil companies. My friend is in her mid 60’s and he says he’s 66. However, I cannot find any info on him on a couple of vetting sites - nothing. I looked up myself and many others just with name and she and we showed up. Nothing for him.

He is romantic and attentive and loving and my friend is falling hard for him. Hasn’t asked for money yet but was having trouble with a leased rig that was in an accident and was depressed about that. So may be grooming her.

I am also concerned because they have been talking every day for over 3 months but somehow he keeps having one excuse or another for not being able to facetime. Yet he promises that he will as soon as he gets out of England where visiting his sister and wifi connect is bad but can still talk on Watsapp.

He actually lives in Fl but got stuck in UK in early Jan due to flight restrictions. He also sends photos now and again so I suggested my friend ask him for a video clip. She may but not sure yet but just worried about her and want to get opinions as to what I might be able to do for her - if anything. Thx

Feb 27, 2021
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Richard Ryan scammer
by: Anonymous

This guy contacted me on Facebook to friend me. I usually don’t communicate at all with these people but I wanted to ask how he found my name. He gave me this story that his wife is dead and been dead for five years so he took a job in Oslo Norway. He said he is an engineer.

I told him I am married but that did not stop him, he asked if we could be friends. His correspondence with me made me very uncomfortable and he was writing me messages every day. I got suspicious and I decided to just block him. I was sick of it and him.

I will never accept new friends on Facebook again. I even said to him you never know the person could be giving you false information.

Ladies beware of any man or women you don’t know but especially be ware of Richard Ryan he is a BIG scammer

Feb 26, 2021
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Money Hungry
by: Anonymous

I have been stung before with a Nigerian boy saying he was about 45yrs old, and he gave every excuse under the sun, and got over $6,000 out of me, and I even got him a plane ticket to come from New Zealand to Australia, but of course that was a big mistake, then he messaged me and said he was sorry he was going to pay me back.

HAAAAA that was a lie, how dumb have I been never again.

Feb 26, 2021
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Photos/avatars on websites and apps
by: Anonymous

I was constantly receiving scammer messages until I replaced my photo with a cartoon avatar. It may be a coincidence, but it's possible these scammers are targeting middle aged and older women with visible photos.

I also do not put a description of my likes/dislikes, marital status or any personal information online.

It might be worth a try for those of you are receiving a lot of messages.

Feb 26, 2021
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Flower
by: Anonymous

Accepted friend request on messenger and exchanged names then went on for weeks discussing different things from Texas waiting for a job in a shell oil rig in Alabama. From Turkey and originally wife dead and died from cancer and she left him with a young son who is cared for by his wife’s sister in Turkey.

He fell in love with me and wanted to know did I own my home. From the 15 January sent him photos of my sons & myself and it was all going nicely and he got a job in Alabama on an oil rig as a contractor engineer. The chats were from what’s app and he contacted me when he got there and then 2 weeks ago sent a message that his son wasn’t well as he had a heart condition & could die.

His head was all over the place and he couldn’t leave his job and I was the only one who could help. He begged me for money ad even got the so called doctor to message me messages nearly every day telling me I had the money and he would pay me back.

I knew the it was a scam and got angry. His name is Jef T with grey hair, 56yr and a charmer

Feb 26, 2021
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Same scammer
by: Anonymous

The scammer (a young Nigerian of 20s) still gets in contact with me. He apologised to me on his acts and want me to forgive him because he has been influenced by his company of his friends for committing this crime. I told him off and not sorry for him for he still continues to use others' photo for his scam activities again.

He shared his story that he had lost both of his parents when he was very young and the money from me was a great blessings to him. I find him disgusting especially the story he had tried to make it up again. I told him that Nigerians are bad humans and behave like thieves. I told him off and asked him to look at himself in the mirror. I am just telling him to give himself up to FBI Nigeria and return whatever Money he has with him.

I blocked him from whatsapp and social media and only share with friends whom I know and trust. I
just tell them off and don't waste time with them if they have no intention to return the money back to us.

Feb 25, 2021
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Tired of scammers
by: Anonymous

I am so tired of these scammers this week alone on pof must have had at least 5 scammers contact me. Why can't we have the peace of finding a good man not wanting money or gift cards etc,. Seems there are few places to find a partner. I must have had three engineers and two Drs try to scam me. Only by banding together can we get rid of them.

Thank all you women helping to fight this and helping other women.

Feb 25, 2021
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More scams, photos and video
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for 6 new pages with scams and 24 more images used in scams.

Doctors in Somalia, Yemen and Iran. The other 3 pages are more images scammers use.

Others I didn't spend time on;

Smith William says he is from Manchester, UK. He isn't able to say what he does for a living and loves the blue jersey's Manchester United wear. (It's City who wear blue)

Email in use: sw8383414@gmail.com

Augustine Marvelous works in the Gulf of Mexico and tried a second time with my alias;

Email in use: m24520371@gmail.com

Clinton Graham is on WWF2 and 7 months ago was a surgeon. Now he is an oil rig contractor. There is a picture on one of the new pages. Also from Manchester UK but in Aberdeen.

Email in use: clinton509mcgraham@gmail.com

Mark Donad aka Mark Donald has a page here on his oil rig scam wanting $36,000. For almost a year he and my alias have been at each other.

My alias demanded

proof he really is Edafe Diamond and wanted a selfie of him giving her the bird. He didn't know what that meant. 3 days later a video arrived of him holding a bird in a cage.

The audio is muted and the video is on the Biggles777 YouTube channel.

Note to Editor: Thank you for allowing a friend to assist me.


Feb 24, 2021
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Patrick Gibson
by: Anonymous

Oh yeah. He kept calling me "my dear". His grammar in his texts was always a bit off. For someone who claimed to have 2 masters. He would say things like,"How old is your kids" or " would you except my son..." instead of acceot. The colleges he said he attended don't even exist.

All more confirmations that he was a scam. Same as so many posts here...sent romantic music videos via YouTube. (Yuck) He said he wanted to marry me within 48 hrs of chatting with him and sometimes called me his "wife".

For someone so God-fearing, he doesn't seem to be too worried about his own soul. The only man in all of this I feel sorry for is the one this jerk stole all his photos from!

Feb 24, 2021
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RE: WILSON G. NATHAN
by: Anonymous

Thank you for responding. Can you leave your Email with the editor and I will contact you. These guys prey on many women when we can narrow down its same guy we can work to stop them from hurting others. The emotional, financial stress Of it all is horrible.

Thank You

Feb 24, 2021
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Wilson g nathan
by: Anonymous

To the person in contact with this guy. Photos on Facebook under Wilson g Nathan or Wilson g rosenbauer are the same person. But your scammer is Nigerian. Or several Nigerians. Phone does belong to Cassie Donovan in spring Texas his email is Gaute.gaute@gmail.com.

He is a scammer. Said I was heartless. Trust me. Tell your mom to put this to a test. Block his number. She will see. He or they will call her from another phone. Has she noticed if she calls the phone says it’s a text message only? They only switch when they want to call. Also tell her check the times they call and compare to Nigerian timelines

Tell her to forget it. Send no money

Feb 24, 2021
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Colton Wilder
by: Anonymous

Contacted through Facebook, then moved to WhatsApp. Handsome, grey hair and beard, brown eyes. Age 50. Same story, wife died, daughter in boarding school in Houston Texas. Been working on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Only a couple of months until he retires. Both parents died, no brothers or sisters.

Must have been speaking to about maybe 3 people. They conversations were always totally different, grammar use etc. Knew it was a scam, called them out and blocked

Feb 24, 2021
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Wilson G Nathan
by: Anonymous

In reference to my other comment two days ago, how can I post pictures? I got the pictures from my mother and had a long talk with her last night.

I think she realizes now that this was a scam. What really got me is when I asked her if he called her anything other than her name. And she said yes, I asked her if he called her "my dear" and she just looked at me. I knew it was a sure thing then. I had read that somewhere but they called Women" my dear" in conversation.

I’d like to share these photos with everyone on this thread. The guy has white hair, one of the photos he is in a wetsuit, another photo he is on the golf course, and that they are pretty nondescript.


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Feb 24, 2021
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Patrick Gibson
by: Anonymous

He contacted me via friend request on FB. He was way too handsome. Wanted to move to hangouts right away. Said he was on a rig in Oslo Norway, Has a son "Andy" who's at a boarding school in London. Says be lives in San Diego. Gave me the address of a gas station. Widowed. Wife died of breast cancer. Grey hair blue eyes no beard.

Luckily I knew he was a scammer and had fun texting him for a few weeks. I filled him with as many lies as he told me. He wanted me to send him $2000 in email gift cards so he could send them to his son.

Yeah right! As soon as I came across this site it was no longer fun messing with him. I blocked and reported him. I'm so sorry to all the women who fell for his scam. I really am.

Feb 23, 2021
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Douglas Frank
by: Anonymous

I met Douglas Frank when he private messaged me on FB. I shouldn't have responded but I did and he immediately wanted to switch over to Hangouts app. He would never answer any direct questions about himself, but wanted to know all about me.

After 2 days, he was in love and calling me his wife. He says he is widowed and has a 14 year old son in boarding school in London, yet when he speaks of his son, he always says "her". He said he has 2 years 4 months left on a military contract working with Shell Oil & Gas in the North Sea (I believe thats what he said).

He told me he has a mansion in London and wants me to relocate to London with him and even showed me a certificate of deposit to some bank there worth $2.5million.

Such a liar, thief and bad human. Yall beware!

Feb 23, 2021
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David Robinson
by: Biggles777

Hi

David Robinson is 55 on the "high seas" off the English coast. Has a 44 year old brother called Calivario.

Good luck getting him to tell you anymore or even sending a picture. Thankfully the Editor moderates this site or I'd get in trouble for saying what I really think.

Email in use: davidrobinson200051@gmail.com

Feb 23, 2021
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David Andre
by: Anonymous

Where are you seeing pictures of these guys? Has anyone met David. Black guy, 6 feet, beard and mustache. Very good looking. Sometimes wears glasses in pictures. Send daily morning love notes and video.

Worked on an oil rig in Germany. Wife died, has a daughter.

Feb 23, 2021
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Same
by: Anonymous

Colton Wilder, Oliver James looks like Luke Reymond pic on the other group. He didnt ask anything from me

Feb 22, 2021
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Fragile Flower
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across this one Fragile Flower????

Feb 22, 2021
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Engineer in North sea
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a Oliver James who claims he's a engineer on rig in North sea. Been talking on hangout for two months, has asked for nothing yet. Looking for info. He's 6 tall, beard, moustache, greying. 55 years old and met on pof. On hangout now, and claims to be from Illinois. Can't verify. maryleb56@yahoo.com with info.

Feb 22, 2021
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WANTS MONEY
by: Anonymous

BEN WILLIAMS APRIL 8 1954..SAN DIEGO..SON KEN BROTHER ARAHAM. His GMAIL IS Benwilliams1820@gmail.com and been chatting for a few weeks. On a rig in the gulf of Mexico and supposed to leave by first of March. Says his brother always helped him out etc, but ABRAHAM recently passed about 3 days ago from throat cancer and for some reason he cannot find his [ben] credit card so needs money to communicate and get paper work done so he can leave the rig and retire. BEGGED me for money to buy a card at Walmart but I refused and he stopped talking to me immediately.

I called him on it and he said I begged you for help and what did you do???? nothing. There was big talk of meeting me and being together forever and moving in together but finding a new home and was in love with me soon as he first talked to me bla bla bla.

Been trying to find someone to get him a money card and he has got women he is trying to work on. Claims he is a god fearing Christian man and has white hair, a white beard and glasses and shaves the lower part of his beard but still has a moustache.

Oh and all the while we messaged he never said his brother had cancer all he said was ABRAHAM was in a wheel chair, so just a lot of odd things been coming up over time that kept my guard up but to get to the truth one has to PLAY THE GAME to catch them up and when it happens you are the worst person in the world..no feelings dont care etc etc etc

Feb 22, 2021
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WWF Scammer
by: Fran

Currently conversing with a scammer on Hangouts.
Started chatting on WWF then he insisted we go on Hangouts because he doesn’t go on WWF very much.
Calls himself Jackson.

At one stage he was 65, now he’s 51. Seems to forget how old he is! Works as an engineer for Transocean Deep Water. Same old story, wife deceased as is one of his kids.

Started off telling me he has a son but now he has a daughter! This one is woeful and stupid.
He sent me a photo on Hangouts of a man with grey hair, beard and wearing a black T-shirt with a print on it that starts with the words NARDORE or similar and Turkey printed on it
His email is

jacksontony594@gmail.com


Feb 22, 2021
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Re; William G. Nathan
by: Anonymous

Would you give details of what this guy looks
Like. The crazy hair sticking up I'm telling you
that sounds like guy I got scammed by. Salt pepper at times with glasses but sometimes not. If it is the same guy honey I know true facts. He is using you. Would Love to see a picture.

Be careful. If your starving and he knows you have a few dollars he quickly comes up with a begging sob story to make you feel bad to get every penny.


Please BLOCK him.

Feb 22, 2021
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RE: WILLIAM G. NATHAN
by: Anonymous

Please drop this guy. Once he has taken every
dime you have he will drop you and never say a
word as they know when the money is gone so they
also will disappear.

I was sent music, love and asked if I would marry
him. He claimed to be an oil rig engineer, had
many problems.

HE SAID I HAVE NO ONE YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO
CAN HELP ME. HAVE NO FAMILY. ALL LIES.

God fearing when he is home going to church
they know women trust God so they use him.
It's all lies

SECRETS HIDDEN BEHIND A COMPUTER

Stolen pictures, made up names.
I lost lots of money and my Heart.

He lied with such believable characteristics.
A real man will never beg a woman for money.

ITS ORGANIZED CORRUPT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

THEY ARE FELONS. GETTING BY WITH THIS.

PLEASE REPORT HIM BUT DROP HIM FIRST.
HE DOES NOT LOVE YOU, ONLY YOUR MONEY.
ANYONE CAN HIDE BEHIND STOLEN PICTURES
AND SAY I LOVE YOU.

MORE THAN LIKELY HE IS A BLACK NIGERIAN
PLAYING YOU LIKE A FIDDDLE. THEY ARE VERY
GOOD AT THEIR TRADE. THEY LOOK AT IT LIKE
A JOB.

PLEASE BLOCK HIM YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED.

GOOD LUCK LOVE IS NOT ONLINE

Feb 22, 2021
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Colton Wilder
by: Anonymous

This one contacted me through messenger. Was suspicious from the start. I ignored him for a month. He kept on messaging "Hello, how are you?" I answered a week ago just to see what rubbish he came out with.

Same old story he is a contractor, 50 years old, brown eyes, grey beard and hair, good looking. An engineer on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico, he is a widower, wife died of cancer 7 years ago, has a 15 year old daughter Tracy in a boarding school in Houston Texas.

In on week he has told me he basically loves me and wants to marry me. Called him out today and blocked.

Feb 22, 2021
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Wilson G Nathan OIl Rig Engineer scamming my mother
by: Anonymous

Please help. This "guy" is currently scamming my mother and she's hook, line, and sinker! We even showed her what came up on the Google search which led us to here. Also looked up the phone number and it's registered to a Cassie (or Cassidy)Donovan.

He sends her songs through YouTube links and they talk for hours. I warned her not to send money but she's blinded by this person schmoozing her.

Please, anyone, share your similarities!

He says he's an oil rig engineer, currently in Texas, then going to the next rig in Canada. Widowed and I saw 3 pictures of him, one with a dog and he was holding a ball throwing device, the other he was sitting on the beach, and the third was a selfie with crazy hair sticking up (said he just got out of shower when my mom asked to video chat).

Feb 22, 2021
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Nathanial Robinson
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for a page on this one with pictures. He uses 3 names

Nathanial Robinson
Jeff Robinson
Jeffersom Robinson

Another idiot kid who shouldn't be allowed internet access

Feb 20, 2021
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Scott Anderson
by: Anonymous

Yes Scott Anderson is a scammer

Feb 20, 2021
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Scott anderson
by: Anonymous

Anyone ever come across a scott Anderson or a Paul Karen. I know Paul Karen's a scammer as I've spoken to him and he is African, and Scott Anderson is supposed to be a dr in the army in Syria

Feb 18, 2021
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Updates
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for a new page with the pictures of 2 Nigerian scammers.

The first 2 are of Edaf Diamond aka Kess who runs the Mark Donad aka Mark Donald oil rig scam.

The other 2 are of Adufu Stanley who runs military scams in the name of Mark Jackson. He also uses the next2 emails for scams as a woman against men in the name of Sara Williams

fragileflower1210@gmail.com
sw8125594@gmail.com

I don't believe the names but the images I believe are really of them

Feb 18, 2021
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To ticked off
by: Editor

Can you please provide your email address to the editor as your email address is not kept when you provide a submission or comment.

You can submit it here:

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

Thank you

Feb 18, 2021
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Dear Editor
by: Anonymous

How many I contact you?

Thanks

Editor: You can contact me at this link:

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

Feb 18, 2021
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Person
by: ticked off

To the person who responded to ticked off and would like to get more info and pictures, you can contact the editor to get my email address. Thank you.

Feb 17, 2021
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William Kohli
by: Biggles777

Hi

Another arrogant Nigerian kid with the script. By the time you read this the Editor should have approved a new page.

I'm sorry the details are slim but I'm changing the way my alias deals with them.

Avoid this one at all costs as he only mines your data

Feb 16, 2021
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Re/Ticked Off
by: Anonymous

Thank you I'd like to know so much more. Things I
I found unreal. I know by another name. He has white beard and one time glasses. Said from one place but from Germany.

Would love to be in contact. Love to see a picture.
Sounds like same guy. Is there a way to contact you? Thank you


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Re/ Martin Stewart
by: ticked off

To the person that was asking about Martin well he does not have a beard and he was born in Switzerland and he is white and wears glasses but sometimes he does not. He has a son that is 17.
Now you asked how do I know that Dalton Jerry is wanted well he was my scammer for three years and he owes money to me and he is a Nigerian and the last I knew DOJ was after him to get my money back.

Now this man that calls himself Martin changed his name because some Nigerian has the same real name as his but I don't buy that and I believed he got hacked by a Nigerian and he stole this white mans identity and pictures off fb and is asking for money. The real man had no reason to ask for money. I read up on the company he told me he worked for but then I don't know who I am talking to now. Dalton Jerry has a beard and is white but he is from Germany.

Feb 15, 2021
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Michael Kelvin Smith
by: Anonymous

Claims to be working on the Brent oil rig in the North Sea, it's my understanding that the Brent was decommissioned in 2017. Searched his pics and all came up with scammer.

I wish we could post pictures, scan police online is a good source.

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

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

Feb 14, 2021
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Destroy the group of Scammers
by: Anonymous

My girlfriend had suffered lots in losing her savings, her career and her health to stage 4 stomach cancer and now bedridden to a scammer from USA. She had not met him at all and believing him that they will be getting married.

Because of his Scammer, she had a fight with her family members. Now she suffered with stage 4 cancer and bedridden. It is a heart breaking situation and these Scammers are totally unforgivable for their lies and evil intentions.

Pray to St. Michael Archangel and his legions of warriors to punish and send these Scammers to Hell. Lets post the notice in our social media to warn our friends and the world against them. They are not what they are in the pictures that they send to the victims. Evils conquer the World in the lies.

Beware!! There is no Love from someone who tries to connect you. Trust no one.

Feb 14, 2021
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Re:Ticked off / Martin Stewart
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry today your heart has been shattered. It's what they do. Could you give details of hair, eye color, white, glasses, beard. Can pictures be found. His nationality and where does he live, where he was born, kids any thing about him you can share.

How did you find out he is wanted by the DOJ.
He sounds like guy I came in contact with me.
After he took all I had and I had no more he
quickly was gone without a word. Many times he
said if you can't help good bye. He left not a word.

It hurts but he did you a favor. He is a scammer.

Feb 14, 2021
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Luke Beckett and Kelly Weinstein
by: Biggles777

Hi

Luke Beckett says he is 57 years old and working with ENOC in Dubai.

lukebeckett645@gmail.com

Kelly Weinstein says he is 60 years old from New York and working in Italy

kellyweinstein60@gmail.com

Feb 14, 2021
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Williams Alona
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for a new page about Williams Alona who claims to be an engineer in the north sea.

He isn't.

If you see pictures of the man used here walk away immediately. Search the 3rd image shared and you'll see why.

Feb 14, 2021
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Martin Stewart
by: ticked off

I was wondering if anyone ever heard of this man. I think he might be Dalton Jerry coming back stealing a persons identity. He works on an oil rig as an engineer and the equipment broke and needs fixing and he can't login to his bank so he asks for money to help get the equipment to him and the only payment he can take is cards.

I didn't do it for 2900 dollars as it was a lot of money for me. Well after we exchanged words he told me to have a nice life. Well I threw the Dalton Jerry file that he sent in a email back at him and he now has words to say because this man as I knew is a wanted man by the DOJ.

So needless to say again if it is him he broke my heart on FEB. 14th.

Feb 13, 2021
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Oil rig guy
by: Biggles777

Hi

Is it the same as this one? I don't know the full story but Morrison Murrell used BP oil and gas.

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

Feb 12, 2021
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Chris Howell
by: Anonymous

Supposedly an independent contractor on oil rig in Russia. Parents were from Germany. This is last job and he is retiring. Supposedly has home in Jacksonville Fl. Parents died when he was very young, wife died of cancer several years ago.

No children. Oh, received his engineering degree from Texas A&M. I have pictures of him, but can’t figure out how to post here.

Email - ChrisHowell040@gmail.com

Feb 12, 2021
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Oil rig guy
by: Anonymous

Jonathan Roy. You're friends on Facebook. Lives in New York. Chief Marine Engineer at Bp oil and gas drilling company.

This guy just friended me and he had someone take photo's of him getting in his car with flowers and a dog that is a golden doodle flopped around his neck.

Feb 11, 2021
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Pictures
by: Biggles777

Hi

There are pictures and video of an oil ship with the David Minc aka David Meachel on this site and the Biggles777 YouTube channel.

Eric Luis is a pay to play scam and his video's are now on the channel in English and Spanish. He can't speak the language today.

Michael Smith is a delicate petal who can't say what he does for a living. His pictures are on a new page here.

Destiny Perlam says he works in the oil industry and insists Perlman is spelt with a K

destinyperlman@gmail.com

George Martin is a name seen before and these are his emails;

georgemartin7678@gmail.com

georgemartine7678@gmail.com

He always uses 7678 in his emails

Feb 11, 2021
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Pictures
by: Anonymous

Anyone have any picture from an oil ship where they work and real follow up on ?

Just wondering thanks

Feb 11, 2021
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2-11-21
by: Anonymous

Today's Dr. Oz program ROMANCE SCAMMERS
HELPFUL...WATCH

Feb 10, 2021
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WWFs & IG
by: Anonymous

Marton Fredrick
James Noah
Robert Clinton
Adam Smith
Kingsley ETA
Lucas Riff
David Michael
Fred Kendrick
Mateo Felix
James Lee
David Manafort
Stefan Hudson
Dennis Scott
Paul Richard
Benjamin Mark
Mosley Freeman
Shane Morten
Eric Chambers
Johnny Candice
John Toahack
Staying Evans
Samson Ebikeme

All these people have approached me on WWFs & a couple on IG. If you know any of these names they are all scammers with the same old story of widowers with kids & wives who died in childbirth or some horrific accident.

Feb 10, 2021
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Billie Muller
by: Anonymous

Biggles777 thank you for tracking these guys down. You’re the best. I think this Bille Muller was my John Hedrick. He also said he was from Odense Denmark living in Delaware.

Who is he and where is he from? To his current victim from New Zealand, please don’t continue to communicate with him. He will hurt your heart. God bless you both.

Feb 10, 2021
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Billie Muller
by: Biggles777

Hi

Billi Muller from Odense Denmark now in Delaware working as a petrochemical engineer is using the same images of the innocent man used as Jack Bolin

Feb 09, 2021
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Nigerian Man used the name Philip Wong
by: Anonymous

This so called Philip Wong still tried to contact me via whatsapp in using the US Hp number +1(438)7931377. I don't understand how they can get the US Sim card to make a Whatsapp connection as this guy is currently in Nigeria.

Be careful friends, they maybe not just a scammer but may also be a group of a terrorist organisation. Don't fall into them and let them have your money to buy bombs and weapons to kill the innocents. I may not be right about them but we are not sure what they up to behind the screen.

Beware.

Feb 09, 2021
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RE: TONY JAMES...ETC.
by: Anonymous

Its very discouraging to turn your info over to
FBI.GOV I'm not sure Cypress but if you think
this ugly guy is Nigerian there is a USA embassy
/Nigeria in Washington.

Do not give up. With Faith in God turn him in
every where you possibly can. This guy sounds
sick. On the Deep dark web they can get such trash of someone they do not know and send to a woman. No Respect...PERIOD...

You must get his face out there and the names and all emails, phone numbers. Try to put your Trust in the GOD who knows all things. This guy is familiar to my guy. He claimed to go to church and I was Bold and told him how God feels about it all.

Abomination to God are lies and such wickedness.
He will say all the right things as he knows the weakness of the Heart. Google where he says he is from and send all the info. Probably FBI will not get in touch with you. Trust they look into it. They do catch some of these guys. You must have Faith in a God who sees our heartache. Vengeance is mine says God. Romans 13:4 If you do evil Be Afraid. Its the Bible.

Ask God to get this guy on the fbi list around the world. Turn him into London, Nigeria, Cypress, everywhere.

TRUST GOD FOR ONE DAY THESE GUYS WILL BE DEALT WITH

GOOD LUCK

Feb 08, 2021
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Tony James AKA Robert Benderk
by: Anonymous

I had so much evidence and even names and addresses of the people involved in my scam. I contacted my local police department with a binder with pictures and addresses of all involved and they were not interested.

I contacted the FBI website and heard NOTHING! My local police said because one of the people involved had a Cypress address they were unable to do anything. I tried to contact the Cypress authorities myself and got no where.

I believe that this is a national crisis and it is to much for law enforcement to deal with and because of this its every man/woman for themselves.

EDUCATE YOURSELF SO YOURE NOT A VICTIM!

Feb 08, 2021
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Your description of Keith M. sounds similar to Phil Odonnel. That’s the name he used in LinkedIn. He sent me photos of him and his 7 yr old daughter, Steph. He sent YouTube videos of love songs. He even sent a video of him in the shower playing with himself but you don’t see his face!

He said he had cash, jewelry and gems in a safety deposit box. He even sent a copy of his contract in Mumbai worth $3 million dollars. So after 2 months of chatting on WhatsApp, he tried to scam me for money. It just didn’t add up and the chats seemed like it was written by different people.

Thanks to this website and advice from Biggles and my local police, I came to my senses and blocked him on everything. I even changed my email and cell number.

Please don’t believe a word from Keith and block him ASAP before you lose your livelihood and soul to this criminal.

Feb 07, 2021
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Anyone know these men
by: Anonymous

Bradley Lincoln
Michael Abrahamson

Feb 07, 2021
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One sign of a scammer
by: Anonymous

Normally, their last name is also used as a first name (ie... David William or David Andre or Maxwell John). They’re normally 99% of the time scammers.

Feb 07, 2021
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John Lee
by: Anonymous

John Lee is another scammer, working on an oil rig, no indication of where, wife died from hard drugs after their divorce, has a daughter in California living with a nanny, 15 years old. John Lee is 55 and retiring in 3 months as this contract will make him lots of money.

No family or friends so he can move countries easily. Went to school in the Philippines and was a teacher of Physics, has an Engineering degree now owns his own company.

Told him he was a Nigerian Scammer, and tried to call. Got annoyed when I told him his actual profile was for a Nigerian.

Pays to follow all friends and things they like.

Feb 07, 2021
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Luke Vincent Reymond
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard about him who stated he is a 54yrs widow with 13yrs old girl who is in boarding school. He is working overseas as an underwater welder, last job and planning to retire after. On hangouts chatting only, he is planning to move to the UK after this job.

He never asked for money as he offered money bothering me because I don't need it. Stated he was born in Germany ,parents passed away, only voice call, face video very short. Im thinking is too nice to be real 😔thx

Feb 06, 2021
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James William
by: Biggles777

Hi

James William says he is 56, widowed with no children and a marine contractor from St Louis born in London.

No, he is a clueless kid who shouldn't be allowed access to any electronic devices.

Email in use: jamwill5252@gmail.com

Feb 06, 2021
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John Williams Adolph
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for a page on this name. Say's he's a petroleum engineer 400 nautical miles off the coast of England.

Also says not to worry about the fact he is married.

There's another page here with the names of Harrison Mack and Arnold Anderson, he worked on the Piper Alpha oil rig.

None of them are real.

Feb 06, 2021
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Words With Friends
by: Anonymous

Just so you are aware, through the app Words With Friends (WWF,) a man supposedly named Charles Cardone at the email address charlescardone76@gmail.com is trying to become my friend. Based on the archived messages with this person who is supposedly living in North Dakota as a single father with an 11 year old daughter, he admitted to being a business man. Due to this person's low proficiency in English, s/he truly admitted to scamming through online apps and then financially running havoc on people who fall for it all.

This person asked to switch to Hangouts, and we briefly communicated on there but then after getting his or her scamming admittance, I blocked the person and the same person admitting to being an online scammer through the messaging system on WWF. I think looking into this is best. There is also Frank Alex who tried the same thing.

Thankfully I chose to call them out & not succumb to being messed with. Please make note of the WWF app being used to scam people!!

WATCH OUT GAMERS!!!


Feb 06, 2021
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KEITH M.
by: Anonymous

This guy is the worst and he has history here. He is bad news. Its a game of catch and Release. Catch and reel in your heart and finances, then they throw you back. They have no soul. No emotions. They are only looking to steal. A Victim just can't recover.


Good Luck

Feb 06, 2021
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ANYONE HEARD OF
by: Anonymous

I need help if at all possible as has anyone heard of Steve, Steven or David MCINNIS.


Would Appreciate help if you know of him.




Feb 06, 2021
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Watch out app users!
by: Anonymous

Charles Cardone
David Brooks Miller
Ethan Walter

Different names, same story. They have become frustrated with me since I choose to not switch to Hangouts to fall for their love bombing sob stories, where they need money so desperately to fix a broken essential machine on this oil rig run by Transocean.

Watch out though as they try to get you in other ways in getting money. Possibly an email or phone calls stating your subscription needs to be paid again or thank you for your bitcoin purchase.

Please call this number to finalize the next steps. I wanted to hear what would be said. Both "tellers" said please get in front of your computer - wait what??!! Why would J or anyone need their PC to finalize an order or subscription or whatever that I never even created in the first place??!!

DO NOT FALL FOR THESE SCAMMERS!! THEY THINK THEY ARE SMARTER THAN YOU! PROVE THEM WRONG!

Feb 06, 2021
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Well it turns out I seem to be talking to a oil rig worker that says his machine is broke and needs 10k to repair and he is stranded on an oil rig ? Workers hate him

He’s good looking, balding, grey beard, glasses and very American. Says he is 52 and this will be his last job as it will make him millions and he can then retire.

I told him I can’t send money but walk away and I’ll support him here in the US until he is settled.

Needless to say I’m a nasty woman and he needs this to make millions so why would he walk away?
Says He won’t be let off the rig as he’s owes them money and owes his best Friend money so I am his only help .

Why do these men break women’s hearts with lovely messages and pictures. I dont understand

Feb 06, 2021
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David Howell
by: Anonymous

Anyone ever heard from a David Howell, on a rig off the coast of Scotland. Widower with a young son.???

Feb 05, 2021
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Be Smart
by: Anonymous

I remember seeing a picture of "my" scammer holding his son and I was thinking " he looks older in the picture holding his very young child than he does in this NOW picture. Kept talking to him for just a little bit longer then ended it. He got nothing from me. Just hurt my heart.

Feb 04, 2021
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Alam
by: Anonymous

Beware of this scammer named Alam (yup not Alan) Cheung. He added me from FB & claims to be a doctor with Qatar Petroleum. I emailed the company & they replied that this guy is a scam.

Said he lived in the US for years but his English is so bad with lots of spelling errors & poor grammar. He don’t even understand the word expertise. Has a 13-year old studying in States at a boarding school.

Feb 04, 2021
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John Thomas
by: Lea

The last couple of days I've been talking to a person who claims he's John Thomas. He tells me he been divorced for 3 years and has a 12 year old daughter. He sent me a photo of her and one of him and it just clicked that this person is a scammer. Didn't want to talk on hangouts, but wanted to talk on WhatsApp

Feb 03, 2021
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David Brooks
by: Anonymous

Totally sounds like Edwin Frank/Frank Edwin from Linkden. On an oil rig in Oregon and only needs the balance of $10,000 so he can get the new machine, then he will retire. Yeah right

Feb 03, 2021
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David Brooks Miller
by: Anonymous

David Brooks Miller, a 54 year old widowed and isolate oil rig contractor sent me a message through Insight Timer's messaging system. After about 3 weeks of his supposed smooth talking through a switch to Hangouts, he now is desperately asking for money to an "essential broken machine on the oil rig" which he doesn't have the funds for yet desires to get of the rig in order to retire plus reunite in the states.

No different than other stories shared on here. Same story different name.

DON'T GIVE IN & SHARE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION NOR RESOURCES WITH ANYONE!

Jan 30, 2021
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James Marco Marine Engineer Egypt
by: Biggles777

Hi

This one is a good example of how they phish for a victim's information from the moment you meet on Hangouts.

It's a disgrace and it irritated me. Three times they said my alias could ask anything she wanted while they were mining her data.

Three times she asked his age and he wasn't able to answer. It was all her fault.

https://www.watchforscams.com/james-marco-marine-engineer-egypt.html

How do women allow them to get away with this

Jan 29, 2021
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Social Media Platform
by: Anonymous

Really don't keep playing games with strangers.
Everything has become a scam. Calls daily from Vietnam, Russia, Bahamas, and others with lottery
scam plus more. With all we face how can we trust? Especially playing games. This is where
grooming begins. Loneliness is a major problem.

Thanks to Watch For Scams now this is a Platform
to warn and learn what's happening.

Take a class. Games are useless. Learning new things, read books, write. I know the virus has
brought much isolation but, please online friends
has become dangerous. Talk a few times and begin
trusting criminals. They are experienced in the
Con. Be careful all this is becoming very worrisome these days.

There is more to life than Social Media.

IT HAS BECOME ORGANIZED CRIME.

Good Luck and Beware Of Those You Talk With

Jan 28, 2021
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John Logan
by: Anonymous

Actually friended me on the wheel of fortune game! How harmless right.. hummm. I decided to search dating scams too much to fast, so go with your gut ladies, period. Then started using whatsapp. Quite the handsome picture for such a rugged man he seems like such a wimp with all these dear and honey and bla blah.

Disgusting as when they bring in a dead wife and they are a widow, that’s just ?$&)(; low seriously. Lives in Kansas, Derby. Had pics of an oil rig, men on it and the ocean. No big deal, I’m smarter that dumb ass. Pathetic if you think about it, your stupid if you send money.

Jan 28, 2021
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REPORT SCAMMERS
by: Anonymous

Reporting local is good. Do search how to report in different Countries. They all have an Embassy in the US and around world. Report to the Nigerian Us Embassy and report in Nigeria. Many of these guys and women are Nigerian. Believe Me ALL OF THESE GUYS ARE NOT NIGERIAN.

Liars Lie. They can say I'm Nigerian and send
Pictures of Nigerians found any where. Report all the pictures and information you have and report in multiple places to get the face he uses out there. Do they get caught - yes a few do when they get arrogant about their trade and flaunt what they spend your money on.

Report them and BELIEVE that they will tell on
themselves. They get so wrapped up in their
robbery they get sloppy eventually and they mess
up on their own for the world to see.

Don't talk to strangers.

Jan 28, 2021
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More Oil Rig/Ship Scams
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for more new pages with oil rig and ship scams. There are others too which you can learn from all created over the past 10 days.

William Sybastine
Terry Morgan
Kings Fred
James Alrohan
Gavin Mark
James Williams

All now have pages and are mostly for gift cards. There's a page pending for;

Samuel Richard. It's the same as Kelvin Brown and Lawrence Abraham so this is the third time they are trying my alias.

More to learn from;

Clevenger Ham is with the CIA in Syria
John Williams is a UN doctor in Yemen
Brian Hinton is US Army Afghanistan
Greg Reyer aka Carlos Rey gives you instant Hangouts love

Kenneth Kaye doesn't know what he's doing. A doctor in Kabul changes to a binary broker which then changes to being a yacht club manager in Kabul.

If you ask simple questions it trips them up.

Jan 27, 2021
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Report against the scammer
by: Anonymous

Can’t we report these young Nigerian scammers to the FBI in Nigeria to have him nabbed and punished for his lies? I have made a report against him in my local police and pray that they can take action to nab him and the group from doing this to others.

Hope you too may file a report against them and share in our social media to broadcast them to protect others from falling prey to their games.

Jan 27, 2021
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RE: DUPED BUT GOOD
by: Anonymous

I'm sincerely sorry for your experience. The card
well I got same story. It's not good you must take it back. Once you buy you don't return. No refunds. First itunes, so once he said the card has been used IT HAD BY HIM. I called itunes they cant give you names but i was told it was FRADULENT ACTIVITY So then it was google card and then they dont accept those any more honey. Now it is STEAM.

I talked to A Nigerian who was a young scammer and my Question was what do you do with cards? They sell them. Pretend I'm hungry and need card. When before My phone will go dead and U I can't talk to you.

It's ALL LIES. Next BITCOIN. They are all playing the same LIES. Games and date sites aren't worth the misery you will endure. Real men don't claim to be Multi millionaires and have problems that never end and scam women with useless words.
Be careful evil lurks behind computers

Jan 27, 2021
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James Robert
by: Anonymous

I have dealt with James Robert and he is 100% a scammer. Stay as far away as possible.

Jan 27, 2021
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James Robert
by: Anonymous

James reached out via Linked In. Profile said he was a Bitcoin investor and prior was an oil rig engineer (marine engineer). Storyline was wife and unborn child died eight years ago in childbirth, has been lonely and heartbroken for eight years and is now ready to open self for love.

He says all the right things, but when asked questions gives info, but never info that can be verified. When asked to take an impromptu selfie on the rig, he claims he can't because of danger of explosion, and copy and pastes this info from internet.

Sometimes he has unexplained delayed responses or won't answer direct questions. He even provided a bank statement from "Esteemed Bank" showing a transfer to him of 2 million something dollars, yet when I googled the bank name, nothing comes up.

When I expressed doubts and demanded he prove his identity to continue engaging he turns the tables and says that I have severe trust issues. We never made it to the part where he asks for $.

Next thing I know his profile is off of Linkedin and he bids me farewell on hangouts. One other clue, he claimed to have spent most of life in Uk and settled in TX yet writing reflected English Language Learner by virtue of grammar errors in form of misconjugated verbs regularly.

Jan 27, 2021
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To Duped but Good
by: Anonymous

That "bad card" line is a lie. My scammer gave me that same story. Since I still had the cards, I checked the card's website and entered that card number and it showed that the card had been used at some fancy restaurant. Also, part was charged to another person with the same name as another gamer on Scrabble Go.

They are all liars!!

Jan 26, 2021
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I AM BEING SCAMMED BY A DOCTOR?
by: Duped but good!

I am in romance with an American doctor who works for the UN in Nigeria. He says his bank account is frozen and he has not access to the account until he returns to the United States.

I have sent him gift cards several times! Some he says are okay but others do not work. I contacted the company for the balance and it is zero. He told me he never used that one and I should ask for a replacement card. I would like to know if he can redeem the bad card while telling me it is no good and can the gift card company tell me if he actually used the card and is telling me it is no good to get more money from me?

I really thought we had something going, but after reading this site--I know now that he is only scamming me and he is not a real doctor. Also I mentioned it was mlk day and a holiday. I asked him who mlk was but it took him several minutes to answer me.

I now know he googled for the answer!

Jan 26, 2021
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Still Looking
by: Anonymous

DONT KNOW WHY I STILL GO HERE.

I WAS A VICTIM AND LEARNED MY LESSON.

GAVE NO MONEY, THANKS TO MY DAUGHTERS WORDS.

JUST WISH WHAT THESE SCUM BAGS ARE DOING WAS ON TV SO MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE AWARE OF IT. EVERYONE WATCHES TV . NEED TO STOP FUNDING THESE LOSERS.


Jan 25, 2021
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WHAT TO DO
by: Anonymous

I know the heartache of desiring Love. Life is
harsh. I send Appreciation to you who make this
site available. A place to tell who and what we
have experienced. Its amazing the millions who
have no idea of what's happening.

As long as we enable these people we are taking
the opportunity from them to make efforts to go
out and try to find working futures to make
something of themselves.

I believe it starts with us to make decisions to get off these sites. They are not safe any longer. Let us find other ways to spend our time. Just games are breeding grounds. Let us be voices to speak against this. As long as we just chat with them it gives them encouragement.

Long ago I gave up Facebook and the others.

Let us not enable any longer. You will find Happiness in other ways.

Good luck to all.

Jan 25, 2021
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Adam Richardson Smith
by: Biggles777

Hi

He's asking you to be his "solicitor" and apply for his leave from the United Nations.

Take a look at what the UN advise in relation to you being asked to do what he seeks;

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

Now ask, since when does the UN drill oil? That's not in its mandate.

Walk away if you haven't already

Jan 25, 2021
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Gavin Mark and James Williams
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for 3 new pages.

James Williams says he works for Chevron in the Gulf of Alabama. He meets my alias and is surprised when he is sent his own pictures

https://www.watchforscams.com/james-williams-chevron-oil-gulf-of-alabama.html

Gavin Mark says he is in Alaska with ExxonMobil. No he isn't;

https://www.watchforscams.com/gavin-mark-exxonmobil-independent-contractor-alaska.html

Jan 24, 2021
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ADAM RICHARDSON SMITH
by: Anonymous

Run as fast as you can. He has a scam that only
benefits him, if he convinces you to go along.

How many of us in daily life have met someone
who has so many problems and comes to a woman for money?

ONLY SOMEONE WHO HAS A SECRET SCAM TO HIDE.
LIES OF LOVE BECAUSE THEY THINK WE ARE DESPERATE
THEY PLAY ON EMOTIONS.

When they lie and say they have an AGENT Who works On their behalf. BEWARE. You must send money to the Agent be careful. Then comes another LIE that someone stole money before they got there. Its a Cruel lie, and they will tell you to send it again. Do not

SCHEMES LIKE THIS ARE HOW THESE GUYS AND WOMEN
BECOME MILLIONAIRES THEN SIT BACK OF THE COMPUTER LAUGHING CALLING US FOOLS. YOU WILL NEVER MEET THEM. I PROMISE YOU.

BOYCOTT ALL SOCIAL MEDIA. AND START LIVING YOUR
LIFE FREE OF CORRUPT SCAMMERS.

KIND SMILE INNOCENT EYES LOOKS HONEST LOVES GOD.
SOCIAL MEDIA HAS GIVEN THESE ORGANIZED SCAMMERS
PLATFORMS TO SALE THEIR LIES. BECAUSE WE LOOK FOR FINALLY TRUE LOVE, WE BUY.

SCRIPT OF ADVERTISING SKILLS. ONCE THEY TAKE ALL. YOUR BECOME NOTHING TO THEM THEY SAY: NEXT

BEWARE AND GOOD LUCK.

Jan 24, 2021
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Adam Richardson Smith
by: Debbie Payad

This man Adam Richardson Smith says he is an Engineer and supervisor on an oil rig in Holland Ocean, Netherlands. He is a contractor, and claims he will be there 2 more years. He wants to come home for a vacation, and wants me to email the UN and ask for his vacation. I am going to be his solicitor to apply.

Jan 24, 2021
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POSSIBLE ARMY SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

I had been talking to Garrett b William and he has a lot of Facebook sites. He says he is a lieutenant general in the army. We got along super well with many good conversations when he was able to get on.

His gmail is garrettwilliam462@gmail.com

Anyway in the middle of our conversation he tells me to get him a $200.00 steam card that his computer needs updating so he can talk to me but that didnt happen and he wasn't real happy. I refused but he let it drop and then last night he tells me that he had cash and gold in a swiss bank account and is going to tell certain people I was his wife so I can take receipt of these packages.

I had nothing nice to say and I blocked him. All his Facebook sites are the same pictures of him in military settings with other troops. Anyway I contacted the army scammer site and reported a possible army scammer. He is a good looking man, said he is 59 and has a 19 year old daughter in college and has 2 homes one in VA and one in New Jersey. He says he is a widow of 5 years but some sites he says he is divorced or single.

Just a heads up.

Jan 24, 2021
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David Andre
by: Anonymous

This guy is a scam. From South Africa, worked on an oil rig in Germany. Handsome black guy, wears glasses. Asked for iTunes cards and money to pay medical bills and daughters tuition.

Called me several times throughout the day and would text my daily love messages. A real charmer. Around 55-60 years of age but sounds much younger. Wife died of cancer. Said he lived in California.

BEWARE !

Jan 23, 2021
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Instagram Harry dibbs
by: Anonymous

Look out for Harry Dibbs he is one of these scams.

Jan 22, 2021
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RE: CHRISTOPHER M.
by: Anonymous

Please block him. You must contact your bank and
Authorities. He has your info. He may continue
trying to use your account.

HE IS LYING WHEN HE SAYS IT WASN'T HIM

He is a scammer. He will keep talking to you for
As long as you help him. Close your account
down. These guys are dangerous. There is a reason
It was fraud. He will tell you all the right things they mean nothing. You will never meet him.

Ive been there and i never gave a credit card or bank info but He tried to get it. Yet i did loose a lot of Money. I trusted A CORRUPT THIEF. Using
Lies and words to steal.

HE DOES NOT LOVE YOU
ONLY YOUR MONEY

Call him what he is a scammer and a thief using lies to scheme from you.

REPORT HIM, CLOSE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
CHANGE PHONE EMAIL.

BLOCK HIM
LOOK FOR LOVE IN YOUR TOWN
GOOD LUCK

Jan 22, 2021
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CHRISTOPHER MONTPETIT
by: Anonymous

Anyone dealt with this man? I've been with him for 16 months now, and have been in love with him but reading all these stories, I realize he has done all the same to me, hit me up for money.

Stories of suffering. Two daughters, with a wife who passed from cancer 9 months before we started chatting on Facebook. Moved to hangouts wanting me to help with iTunes, Steam and Apple cards.

Working as a marine mechanical engineer in Turkey or London on a rig ship. I trusted him completely, he put money into my bank account and it turned out to be fraud. Two bank accounts closed on me for fraud. He claims it wasn't him. He has all personal information on me. I Am so scared now I am going to block him now.

I reversed imaged him, and nothing came of it. I am now terrified he will do more damage to me. $8000 from bank fraud, on top of my own $20,000 debt. I am just an old woman on SSI and am now in deep financial trouble.

I am so scared.

Jan 21, 2021
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They are coming ashore now.
by: Kevin B

I know a lady that has a man drive her to and from work. Yes, Nigerian, but could have been Anyone. He is asking for money to get parts for his rig and fix it then he will come back and pay her huge profits. I showed her this website, exact same script.

(A millionaire working as a driver until he can get back to the rig with cash.)

Also, I always caution watch out for names that are first names, both first name and surname.

Kings Fred??? Really??? This is a case of someone looking at a name and turning the order around.

Good luck, we are here to relate to you, and please look for love local. These men are not millionaires, but they will be if they convince you they are real and take your money.

Jan 20, 2021
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Oil Rig Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Not all scammers are Nigerian. One scammer, who called himself Shane N., was from India. I went to YouTube and found out the real guy behind Shane N's picture last year.

The real Shane N. is a Marine.

Jan 20, 2021
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ITUNES
by: Anonymous

He is lying as they sell the itunes. He will not send you anything but Heartache. These guys are

ORGANIZED CORRUPT FELONS

Report them as they need to be put away for the rest of their days. The more you talk to them your just adding fuel to the fire for others.

Social Media is Poison so go out to look for love. Computer Secret Scammers you will never meet them. Social Media sites know this is going on and allow it. They aren't protecting those who are faithful to their sites. Find new past times.

PUT THE FIRE OUT

Jan 20, 2021
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RE: 1-20-21 Terry Morgan
by: Anonymous

If he is from Maryland paperwork. He is a multimillionaire also. Kind and at times has a mean attitude when you dont do as he desires you. He travels and he does not work except to work hard stealing. He is very dangerous to women. He will take all when you have need and trying to supply it he will ask is that more important than me?

Run. He is out to party on you. He does. Be watchful. These guys and the script they follow is straight from hell to pull you in.

Good luck may we all find real love.

Jan 20, 2021
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

I will say that all the scammers are Nigerian as I caught one off guard who is only 20 years old and he finally admitted he is a scammer and a liar. I blocked him off his US Hp number (as I wonder how he is able to use the US no in the whatsapp for he is in Nigeria).

He sends his whatsapp to me again in his Nigerian Hp no and I blocked him for being a disgusting scammer for lying and stealing so much money from innocent people. I demanded him to pay as he said he can repay through a giftcard. I told him that he already had so much money from the giftcard, yet he said he had sold it off for cash.

Block all contact from all the Oil Rig Engineers. They are not genuine but scammers from Nigeria.

Jan 20, 2021
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Kings Fred and Terry Morgan
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for 2 new pages with scams. Both these people say they are in the oil business but can't say a word about it.

They are youngsters with the script for gift cards.

Kings Fred says he works for ExxonMobil but loses all his possessions on arrival in the Ukraine. He needs Steam cards to unlock his bank account. He calls his dog different names and even when told no cards will be sent he asks why you're not at Walmart.

Terry Morgan only says he is a engineer in Maryland and he needs cards for his "paperwork"

Both are elsewhere on this site.

Jan 18, 2021
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Rich Canadian Engineer on oil Rig in Qatar
by: Anonymous

He asked to be friends on Facebook although my profile is not open. So I almost told him to get lost but then he started being really nice and I guess I needed to talk to somebody. I saw his profile did not have any friends and my friends told me they could see he was friends with some women. So I kept talking to him to figure out what he wanted.

He goes by the name of Lisfa Sylla on Facebook but says his name is Mason Anthony, 62 yo born in Spain from a Spanish mother, American Father but born in Toronto. Pictures are of a very good looking white man. Sent me a pic of his passport.

He started wanting to know everything about me but I didn't agree so he was forced to tell me about him. Does not take sarcasm well. Takes it as an insult. Speaks too much about God all the time. Makes mistakes in English. Looks everything a bit more complex on google.

Worked on an oil rig for 2 years and looks for another woman because he had too many and they've all taken his money. Asked me to go on the oil rig to visit him and then asked me to pay for his ticket 1000€ to come see me. I said that it was too early and that we would talk about it next month maybe. I tried to get him mad and finally yesterday I succeeded. He was not at all the gentleman he said he was. I would like to tell the real guy in Canada whose pictures he is using that all this is happening but I cant find him on the web!

If anybody has a way to tell a Mr. MASON ANTHONY from Toronto that this is happening please do.
By the way, all this is happening in Europe and more precisely in Italy

Jan 16, 2021
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Re: Keith Mesch
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Good for you for refusing to send this Keith Mesch any money to anyone you don't know and for cutting him off. This guy sounds like a narcissist to me in the way he thinks only of himself.

Jan 16, 2021
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Well I have finally finished the friendship.
I have lost my brother in the last 36 hrs - I asked for some space as my brother was poorly with covid and I was obviously upset - he text me that well if you don’t want to help me out with money don’t use your brother as an excuse as I had not mentioned that his before - of course I had told him re my brother he just didn’t read the texts properly then

I said that I had just lost my brother and was grieving and all he could think was where could I get him some money to fix a machine that’s been now broken for 3 or more weeks ! Which I have told him before that I although I had the money I would not send to anyone I had not met in person !

Goodbye Mr M

Jan 16, 2021
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Philip Wong
by: Anonymous

After being cheated of $900 on an iTunes card, I finally dug out the scammer’s secret by exposing him as Philip Wong. The Facebook with the name of Philip Wong or Philip Lee Wang and so on is done by a Nigerian youngster 20 years of age. He has been using another mans photo and cheats on women.

I wanted to report him to the FBI in Nigeria to catch him. I asked him to return the money and yet he asked for another iTunes card for $200 so that he can transfer the money back to me.

Is there such thing that iTunes card can use to do the transferring of funds? I will not do that anymore. Can’t believe that he declared himself as a Christian!

Jan 15, 2021
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Shean Luka
by: Anonymous

Same story as this Keith, but the name he uses is Sean Luka - email: sabaseanluka@gmail.com. Works on an oil rig outside Scotland. Destroyed a machine and had to order a new one from China. Unfortunately his account was closed and needed my help, but pity him - I am already broke haha.

Was already very suspicious when the question came up. Met on Tinder. Very handsome, sweet, widower. He claims to live in Baltimore, USA, but grew up in Georgia in Eastern Europe. Have talked to him and he speaks American with an accent. Chatted with him for two to three weeks on email and WhatsApp. Therefore have the phone number as well and it is located in Baltinore, but I do not get his name when I apply. May have something to do with the fact that I live in Europe.

Very much talk about that I was the big love in his life and blah blah. Have many pictures, but do not know how I can share them. Sees that many criticize WhatsApp, but I already have it to communicate with oil workers (which I know well), as it is often the only option.

Jan 14, 2021
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Biggles 777
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the information I’ve seen all these on your pages and there is some similarities between the pictures but is not Keith Mesch but oh the stories are the same. I wish I could upload his picture as I’m sure he is scamming. I have reversed searches and nothing came up - he ain’t getting any Money from me that’s for sure.

He’s so charming and so cute..!! Sad really that men can do this ( I’m sure women do it too) and hurt so many people.

Think it’s time to block the guy but I have not so far as I’m trying to catch him out

Jan 14, 2021
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More Pictures and Video
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for creating 3 new pages. 2 have pictures of the Nigerian scammer and the other is more warning signs about Nigerian scams.

There is also a "selfie" video of a Nigerian oil rig scammer on the Biggles777 YouTube channel if you'd like to watch.


Jan 13, 2021
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Keith Mesch Re: Jan. 12, 21
by: Anonymous

This Guy Keith could you give info about him hair color, glasses, beard, color eyes. Would like to see picture of him. If he says his machine has broken he is a scammer. He only wants your money.

Even if he removed a profile its not because he has found the woman of his dreams. If you ask questions he may think your on to his scam.
Reverse Image Search Tineye and Pimseye are both
good places. Don't allow him to get to you as it's very hard once you fall for these guys and you will never see him. Never.

Real man looking for woman of his dreams will not ask for money. He is not an oil rigger and he like many others are using it, and they find pics and photo shop their face so it really looks ligit. I've been there and it is all lies.
Calling you daily he is playing your emotions. If he thinks you have any money at all he will play you and the things he says are very much real to you. IT'S ALL LIES.

Please block him. He will ruin your life. LinkedIn know there are hard working professional women earning good living. These scammers have Invaded all social media.

If any one can post pics of this guy it will be
helpful.

Please be safe. Watch over your Heart as you only have one and once it's broken it takes a long time to heal.

Good luck and be watchful

Jan 13, 2021
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

I have no idea why he contacted me on there - and this was not the first time as previously I was contacted by a scammer called Howard O’Connor who was using Dr Fernando Gomes pictures on LinkedIn. He was saying he was A Dr and the same widow going to Syria and needed money for his son. I Soon closed that down

I only have pictures KM sent to me and one was his LinkedIn profile which is now taken down. I’d love to see other pics to see if he is using someone’s profile but I can’t find anything following lots of research.

No money going to him and I only reply occasionally now but of course he still loves me and wants to come to me lol but can’t as needs money for the machine - workers are threatening him now - he will make 1.8 million dollars if he can finish this job.

Using covid as the excuse for not being able to also come here.

Jan 12, 2021
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Re: Keith Mesch
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, If you don't mind me asking a question, why does this Keith Mesch use LinkedIn to meet women? It's a professional networking site, not a dating site. Also, whose picture is he using?

I commend you on not sending him any money. I didn't send any scammers any money, either.

Jan 12, 2021
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Response to woman being scammed by Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Scammers are using LinkedIn to find their victims. Once I accepted the request from my scammer, Phil Odonnel, I started getting more requests from other "oil rig engineers".

LinkedIn has some kind of algorithm that will try to connect you with other people that have similar work experience from those you have accepted LinkedIn connections.

I know you wish that Keith is genuine and real but he’s not. I also fell in love with my scammer but when he started asking me for money 3 times and claimed he had a lot of money and a $5 million contract, that was when I realized he was scamming me.

I had to block him on everything and reported him to LinkedIn as a fake persona. He had over 700 connections on LinkedIn and I felt sad that he was scamming all of these women. I’m getting over the heartache but I’m glad I didn’t lose my hard earned money to these horrible scumbags.

Good luck and please listen to what so many are saying on this website. Think with your head, not with your heart.

Jan 12, 2021
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Well I have been trying to find out if this guy is for real obviously not looking at those comments below which is upsetting as I honestly thought he was genuine

He has asked for money for a broken machine but as I can’t pay him but he’s been ok and so cute and loving. I can’t find any pictures other than what he’s sent me and he calls me daily - he’s taken down LinkedIn now and he says he’s found the woman of his dreams so he doesn’t need it anymore.

I so wish I could find other pictures of this man and confront him. I don’t get why I am such a magnet as I have had this once before -

Jan 11, 2021
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Ricky Wills
by: Biggles777

Hi

Yes, this is definitely a scam. The use of the word "alay" or "alaye" tells you the person you are speaking with is likely a young Nigerian.

A man from Texas won't use that word.

Also if you look further into this thread you will see all the red flags you mention. Only 2 friends on Facebook, 2 first names, young daughter, no wife and love in a few days.

He is 55 and successful yet you are the only one who can help him financially.

Jan 11, 2021
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Ricky Wills
by: Anonymous

I think someone is trying to scam me, and he says his name is Ricky Wills and claims to work on a British Gas oil rig. He found me from a comment I left on a cat FB page, and he seems to ask the same questions and even ask my favourite colour and what I like to eat.

He won’t answer any of my questions and told me he loved me within a couple of days. He claims he lives in Texas and divorced with a 4 year old daughter, and has only two pics on his FB page and only 2 mutual friends.

He wanted my email address and suggested we talk on the hangout app, and he asked me yesterday if I could help him out by buying his daughter a steam voucher as she likes gaming which I thought was strange so I told him that if he wants to transfer some money into my bank then I would be quite happy to get a voucher when he transfers the money.

Then I got a strange reply saying Alay then no more messages. I googled that word and it’s from a foreign language. His profile picture is of a white man who looks English and he did tell me that he was 55, is this definitely a scam?

Thank you Claire

Jan 11, 2021
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

I met a guy on Facebook and he said he is an independent drilling oil contractor. He is a Chinese guy named Zhang Liwie and born in Sweden. He lies to me that he lost both parents at the age of 22. He said he is 45 divorced with no kids.

He asked do l have WhatsApp. I did add him. We have been chatting for a couple of days and he lied he is currently in Italy for offshore drilling and he will get 18.7 million euros after he completed the project. He said he likes me. One day he said he has an emergency call and his worker is injured. His machine cannot be fixed.

He needs my help to give him $7000. Please be aware of this guy, his name is Zhang Liwie at Facebook.

His whatsapp number is +39 351 093 2533. He said he is a god lover and l am so sick of these kind of people trying to lie to you and steal your heart and hurt you.

Jan 11, 2021
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Wilson, Chris
by: Anonymous

Anyone know of this name? Handsome. Has an email with a name different name than Chris Wilson. Widower, raising granddaughter alone, in boarding school. Mother died at childbirth, his wife of lung cancer.

Is "in love" and cannot send a video as it is against the rules? Many red flags. Says he had 560 men working for him at one time, then he said 300+ (in less than 2 weeks? because he let them go home to families.

Has not asked for money and I will not give him one penny, but am going to play this out and see if I can report him. Says he is almost 70. Sends poetry and love songs.

English language not congruent with his stated education.

Jan 09, 2021
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Alexander Smith Jensen
by: Biggles777

Hi

This can't be a coincidence. 51 and from Miami but a reverse of the name to;

Alexander Jensen Smith

They are still on Scrabble GO with the same name. You can see the images they used here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/alexander-jensen-smith-oil-drilling-engineer.html

Jan 09, 2021
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Alexander Smith Jensen
by: Anonymous

He sounds a lot like my scammer John Hedrick with daughter Sandy. He also said he was Danish. I thought his accent was Danish but can’t be sure.

Can you post pics on a separate comment?

Jan 09, 2021
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Alexander Smithjensen
by: Anonymous

I've been scammed by a man calling himself alexander smithjensen that I met him on scrabble go. He is supposed to be Danish but when he called me he sounds Nigerian. Ive deleted hangouts and I won't lie that I fell in love with the lie as the photos are all fake but lesson learned so be warned he is very good at what he does and he has a fake daughter called Clara

Jan 08, 2021
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Re: Philip Wong
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Thanks, I'll do that.

Jan 07, 2021
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Keith Mesch - Read down the list of entries before you.
by: Kevin B

Keith Mesch

Look at what others below have written about him.

He has been very active.

They never have to pay for equipment but they are never the person in the pic.

They are never oil well engineers

They work on your emotions and loneliness

They are criminals, they ask you to send cash and if you have no money, use your credit card for cash advances.

These wonderful loving men are cockroaches stealing your most valuable possession, your heart, and they are All Fictitious.

Look for locals, easy to research, and will meet you immediately if need be. And be a real person, what a concept?

Kevin B
GentlemanK
Whittier, CA, USA

Jan 07, 2021
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to this guy for a few weeks now and he tells me he’s in love and wants to come over to me. He did ask for an amazon gift card as his internet account was locked and I said I lost my card too how weird !!!

He said his machine is broken and he needs funds urgently and when will I get paid to help him. I reversed searches but can’t find any pics of him on social media. A Good looking guy with glasses, beard and shaved head aged about 50.

Anyone else have any other names for me to check this guy out. Desperate to find other pics of him. I’m sure it’s a scam but want proof to show him

Jan 07, 2021
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RE: Philip Wong
by: Anonymous

Even though you are outside of USA you can still report online here:

https://complaint.ic3.gov/

Jan 07, 2021
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Harry Wilson
by: Anonymous

He's on MeWe. Claims to be widowed, 2 babies (mom died in childbirth) living in Miami and working for McMillan Oil and Gas Company. Claims to have grown up in London but came to the states and went to high school here.

He's using pictures of Meteorologist Riley O'connor and his kids' pictures too. I did a reverse image lookup and found that information. We chat on Hangouts and he's always active and never sleeps somehow. Has professed his love for me within 3 days time.

I reported him to MeWe and to Hangouts. I have also contacted Riley to let him know that his pics are involved but not sure he'll respond

Jan 06, 2021
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Philip Wong
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I looked up this WhatsApp number of this Philip Wong and the area code is for San Diego, California. It sounds like he's using it, although he might not actually BE living there. By the way, I don't live in the United States, either.

Jan 06, 2021
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Johnson Sheyman Peterson Hartman
by: Anonymous

Met on Facebook Dating. He said he was from Colorado. On an Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Wife and Daughter died in a car crash and he was raising his granddaughter with the help of his elderly Aunt.

First he said that he couldn't pay for Meg's tuition, looked the school up and its a public school, so I kept playing the game.

There was a fire on the rig and he had to pay for the damages before the company would let him come home. He had raised 51,000.00 and only needed 7,000.00 more - I started looking into his pictures and they were all of a business man from Canada. When I asked him about it, he just responded why wouldn't I let him explain.

Very smooth talker - but things didn't add up.

Jan 06, 2021
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Philip Wong
by: Anonymous

I have received a whatsapp no +1(619)8245884 by the name of Philip Wong which supposedly is Chinese. Can anyone trace this scammers whereabout? How can I report him to FBI so that he will stop pestering the women for more money.

He keeps saying that he is currently trapped in Italy but he become very suspicious after he had used the old whatsapp no +1(669)2070098. I believe he is in the USA as how can he get the other USA Sim card with the number +1(619)8245884 since he is in Italy.

He had promised that he will return the money when he is in the USA but until now he hasn't admitted his whereabouts and even refused to return the money to those women who had been affected by him.

I would like to report him to FBI or the police in the USA but I am in a different country. So will anyone be able to help me to report him to the local police or FBI and try to retrieve back our hard earned money from his wealth. Thank you.

Jan 05, 2021
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Keith Mesch/Kevin Mesch
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, I didn't know that Keith Mesch has a different name. Hmm. He sounds a lot like the scammers I came across three years ago in that he uses every story and excuse to get money. David Wayne sounds like the guy who called himself Kelvin Pitch.

Jan 05, 2021
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Keith Mesch /David Wayne
by: Anonymous

The pictures that avid Wayne used was stolen from another Instagram account. Craig Hartzman are the pictures he used. When I told him I found out he said someone stole his pictures. Craig Hartman is a very active person on Instagram and you can go to his account and see his pictures and see if it’s the same person. They never use pictures of themselves. 💕

Jan 05, 2021
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Richard Lawrence
by: Anonymous

Richard Lawrence OIL RIG SHELL SCAM. Beware ladies of match.com Richard phone 213-921-7146, email: Richardlawrenceworld20@gmail.com and his daughter phone: 562-473-3920.

Claims he was raised by Austrian parents in Miami, FL with "thick accent." Structural engineer, sends flowers, calls, texts, good looking, sexy guy, "CHRISTIAN" and teaches Sunday school.

Will ask for money to ship equipment so he can get off the rig and be with you. Company is STAZROK but phony address, phone and invoice. Richard even picked up the company phone! I knew he answered it, and said he was "ROBERT."

Wants you to send money to the Bank of America account $5-10,000. Or just send him cash, get an advance from your credit card if necessary. What a hard lesson, they tell you what they think you want to hear and rob you.

We are vulnerable women who want a romantic relationship.

Jan 04, 2021
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Thank you to whoever has replied to my comments
I have not sent money and will not - it’s just so hard to believe this guy could do this after all he has said to me

I will do as advised and block now for sure

Hard as it it

Thank you

Jan 04, 2021
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Response on Kevin Mesch
by: Anonymous

I checked my scammer everywhere online and even paid a subscription on Beenverified.com and could not find him. No oil rig engineer will ask for a loan. They are well taken care of by the company.

Please believe me that Kevin is a scammer. Trust what you’re gut is telling you. Don’t let your heart overrule your head. I know it’s painful. I’ve been there done that. My scammer tried 3X to beg for money but I refused.

I blocked him from LinkedIn and WhatsApp and my cell phone and email. You need to stop communicating with him or he will take everything you have. That’s what these scammers do.

Good luck!

Jan 04, 2021
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Hi I have spoken to this guy and told him I’ve found out he is a scam - he assure me that he is not and someone must have stolen his identity- I told him that I have evidence that he is using two or more names and he again says that he is not and that he is for real.


I cannot find any pictures of this man anywhere and would love to for my minds sake see he is the scammer. He says please lend him 4K and then the job will be done and in two weeks he will be with me.

No way am I sending the money. I would like to see pics to prove he’s is the scammer.

Any ideas on where I can find pics of Keith Mesch or David WYne etc ?

Jan 03, 2021
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Petition Update
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hello, brothers and sisters,

Happy New Year! I have a petition update about romance scams from Advocating Against Romance Scams.

https://www.change.org/p/responsibilities-required-from-social-media-regarding-romance-scamming-and-identity-theft/u/28298610?cs_tk=AjNSQcIU9OoWAKL79V8AAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvG2lmJW-FjC0LGtlbi5fA7w%3D&utm_campaign=13e206d438434c3bb8deac7392f74eb6&utm_content=initial_v0_4_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs

As the petition update says, Let's get things done! :-)

Jan 03, 2021
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More Oil Engineer Scammers
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the editor for more new pages on oil rig scammers from Scrabble GO

Alexander Jensen Smith

Raymond Casey

Jan 03, 2021
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WhatsApp
by: Anonymous

I have had several guys ask me to go to WhatsApp and I say no. I heard about that page and also Gmail is bad news. They can get everything from you on both. Plus my friends did hit into her email. These men are phonies and beggars for money.

I just recently told one if he does not stop asking me for an iPhone and money I will put his picture on here and one name he uses is Godspower Oyinkro.

Be careful ladies. They are all from mostly Ghana and Nigeria. He even knew we got a stimulus (a small one) and Congress got a raise of 57,000 a year he told me. Something I did not even know. They are watching FB. Twitter and all the sites. If you put down widowed then you will have ton’s after you. Do not play their game they are not worth it. Please take care out there. It’s only going to get harder

God Bless

Jan 03, 2021
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CAUGHT
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the post. Keep the Faith this is
encouraging to know. They might not get them overnight. But, if they are brave enough to continue they will be found out.

Best of luck to all

New Year brought us good news. We may
never get our money but knowing they
are put away.

Happy New Year

Jan 03, 2021
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Scammers Caught with $40M in cash
by: Anonymous

Its great news to see some scammers caught - with $40M in cash and the names/addresses of 2 million victims!!

https://qz.com/africa/1879261/fbi-use-instagram-to-get-dubai-nigerian-fraudster-hushpuppi/

Jan 03, 2021
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Brian thurston from Wolverhampton
by: Anonymous

Been talking to a guy called Brian Thurston from Wolverhampton and red flags flew up straight away so did some digging.

Has anyone else spoke to this guy.

Jan 02, 2021
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Off shore Cyprus
by: Anonymous

Met a guy- named David Mark. Fits all the criteria that you all talk about. I had no idea this was a scam, but all your posts have really shed light. Petroleum engineer - machine broke, bank account frozen. My mind is blown. He has sent me a lot of pictures. I don’t know where to post them to help other people look out for 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

Jan 02, 2021
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REPORT
by: Anonymous

Report them to Authorities who will take it from here. If you are US nfo@usaembassey.nigeria.com. and also police in Nigeria. Report where you met them as a scammer and if its Facebook report them. The Only way this will ever stop Is for everyone to find friends in your town, city and
know who they are. Scammers are everywhere.
Much Luck doesn't hurt to pray.

Jan 02, 2021
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Re: What Is Their Game?
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there, that's a good question. From people's interactions with romance and other types of scammers, I suspect that their game is to ruin everyone's lives and I suspect emotional blackmail is their intention if nobody sends them any money. I've noticed that they invoke religion when they use emotional blackmail.

I agree with you that nobody should fall for them.

Jan 02, 2021
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous, I reported the guys who tried to scam me to Twitter, not that Twitter would listen. I never sent any money to them, either.

You asked me whom I would suggest reporting these scammers to, I did ask whether the FBI or some other law enforcement organization had someone to report these scammers to.



Jan 01, 2021
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Scam bags
by: Anonymous

Replaying to someone; this stuff he tells you sounds exactly like the guy I used to have contact with. Patrick. Sounds like the things you wrote sounds so much alike on rig in Germany. He so broke my heart. what a jerk these people are it burns me up

How they get away with so much.

Jan 01, 2021
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RE: WHAT IS THE GAME
by: Anonymous

Script book of LIES. These people use God, Children, Anyone they can to steal and stories
are unreal. Do not send anything. They are all scammers. They are all Christian but they aren't
Or they would know God said Thou shalt not steal.

Their sin is hidden behind computers and more than Deceptive. Forget this person they will con you and take until nothing left. You will never see them, when all is gone they disappear. Turn them in now.




Jan 01, 2021
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REPORT
by: Anonymous

I don't know where you are located but fbi.gov
Government fbi and officials in Nigeria. Google as there are many. In US there are Embassies for those countries. Nigerian local police. Get theirFaces and details everywhere you can. This is going on so much now they have agents working on Working on such cases. They are criminals and this is Dangerous. It is hidden theft using lies and fake names and pictures. Report them.

Good Luck

Jan 01, 2021
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One Third Culture Kid
by: Anonymous

Hi, Who do you suggest to report these criminals to?

I would like to report one and have their personal details as they confided that they were a Nigerian!

I never sent money this time once burnt twice shy!!

Would appreciate any help to turn these criminals in!

Thankyou

Jan 01, 2021
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What is their game?
by: Anonymous

I have received his WhatsApp messages and can anyone tell me what’s the problem in his message as he asks for $500 iTunes card so that he can access to his bank account in Italy?

" I asked a friend and he told me that 500$ will be ally. 500$ will be okay the way my friend to me so please I only have today to do that, Trust me. I will call you on video call as soon as you get the card ok. Then if I can call you after you sent it please call me a lier then I will not forgive my self for hurting you ok. And I promise I will really be greatful and thankful to you my love. " But this messages: " I promise I will call you on video call so you can trust me the way it has been before. But if you later find out that I'm real when I call you on video call I will never forgive you for all the insult and doubt you tender to me. I'm a pure Christian and I have faith in God so much. Okay left for you to deciede if you want to elp me or not okay. I won't beg you anymore okay. If you really want to help please do before i die here please baby."

Are the statements a blackmail if we don’t help? He can’t video call when I ask him to unless I send the iTunes card to him. Plus can’t he purchase them in Italy as I thought iTunes cards can be found worldwide!

Remember don’t fall into their blackmail trick! Take care

Dec 31, 2020
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Family Affair
by: OneThirdCultureKid

This story sounds familiar because when I refused after doing a little digging into a certain so-called oil rig engineer's request for money to get off an oil rig to go back to the United States to see his young daughter, he said the same thing to me two years ago. I hadn't heard from him since I reported and blocked him.

Dec 31, 2020
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Family Affair, - family, no / Liars yes.
by: Kevin B

Once you send any $, you are on a list.

These people are angry and upset with you?
Scammers are never upset with themselves, low life looking for lonely, vulnerable people to ruin their lives.

At least he picked an original name, not.

Cut off this communication, soon others will approach, maybe other industry, but will play on emotion. Widowed, wife cheated with best friend, kid with nanny or grandma, he is a millionaire, needs money from you to release, etc. They are groups in boiler rooms calling and communicating from Nigeria, etc. Follow this website, you will learn.

Happy New Year, all.

Find local romance and do not send ANYTHING. Gift cards, steam cards, I tunes, etc.

Kevin B
Whittier, Ca USA

Dec 31, 2020
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Family affair
by: Anonymous

I had been chatting with William Smith 002592@gmail com. I had mentioned him a while back on here. Anyway he had been telling me how he is so cold and dying etc, on a rig in Scotland run by Russians and they don't take care of him properly.

He asked me to send money so he could buy electic jackets but it never happened lol. Anyway his son who is 11 kelvin smith 8016403@gmail.com had messaged me once and shared pics of him but never heard from him again.

Anyway at Christmas I sent kelvin a merry Christmas message as he is in Birmingham Alabama and said his nanny walked out and took the money and he is alone. Apparetnly this does not bother his dad anyway Christmas I messaged the boy and he answers me and says his Christmas would be more fun if he had a 200.00 game card and his dad told him one day I may be his mom so I am to send him a 200.oo card cause I am his mom.

The answer was no and I never heard from him or his dad hen last night I get a message from William wanting to know why I refused to send his son the 200.00 card that he sees nothing wrong with kelvin asking me for the money.

Willaim said I have severe trust issues haaaaaa so just letting you all know it seems father and son are both working together for money from people and kelvin is only 11!!!! I dont have a cell phone so I was never able to send any other info or pics or messaages. William has white hair, heavy set, says he is a diver contractor. Kelvin has short brown hair, slender, plays video games and is not crazy about sports or much of anything outdoors but plays golf with his dad

Dec 31, 2020
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John Hedrick
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of John Hedrick?

Dec 31, 2020
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KEITH MESCH
by: Anonymous

Has Keith Mesch picture been posted any where
and his many names. Keep the Faith and turn
these guys in. Eventually it catches up in
some way.

Dec 31, 2020
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Names
by: Anonymous

I’ve not heard of any of them

Keith Mesch is my worry so far oh and I did have the usual Dr Fernando Gomes scammer and Joe Smith

Dec 31, 2020
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Sheyman Peterson
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of him?

Dec 30, 2020
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JOHNSON HARTMAN
by: Anonymous

HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE NAME BEFORE....THANK YOU

Dec 30, 2020
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BOYCOTT
by: Anonymous

On Facebook I saw things I hated. Friend requests all were SCAMMERS.

They remove what we need to see. And allow these
felons to go about stealing. LinkedIn, Pinterest, these guys are on all them. There was a lady who met guy on Pinterest and he took 10,000 and was about to get more but I got to her before she sent more. Convinced her he is scammer.

Just something weird about all of this how they
get to us. We really all want True Love and they have come up with LOVE SCRIPT that pulls us in. We believe their LIES.

LIES OF WORLD WIDE WEB

Once you are caught in the web the poisonous spider gets you. Hard to get away. He makes it easy for you once you have no more to give and suddenly one day he is gone no warning.

Cowards behind a Computer with free phone numbers. That seems to be as everyone else's but they are all fake thought out well.

That phone situation should be monitored. Just like social media they are welcoming the crooks
to steal from the innocent.

Post here and most importantly turn these guys in with multiple names, numbers and pictures. Turn in all your texts and let it be known how mean they get and leave you suddenly.

WHEN HE HAS ASKED FOR FUNDS YOU DO NOT GIVE IN AND HE GOES QUIET FOR DAYS HE IS PLAYING ON YOUR EMOTIONS THEN YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN HE CONTINUES AGAIN WHOOING FOR ALL HE CAN STEAL.

BOYCOTT SOCIAL MEDIA IT'S ONE OF THE ONLY WAYS TO STOP ALL THIS. THEY MURDER YOUR CHARACTER, YOUR LIFE. WHO LIVES WITH IT.

WE DO MOVE ON TO BETTER THINGS

Dec 30, 2020
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SCAMMER KEITH M.
by: Anonymous

Reading your post he has gotten to you so releasing him will become worse. You have fallen for nothing more than an Organized Thief. You will never see him nor recover any funds. Its all lies. They are doing well, its why they continue to pursue innocent women. No matter the kind face or the music, or I love you. Its just a living for them.

World Wide Web has become nothing but corruption
no matter what business, dating, games its all gone wicked. Drop him fast. Good luck.

Be safe

Dec 30, 2020
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WhatsApp
by: Anonymous

Please do not use WhatsApp as they can get your personal cell phone number from that app

Dec 30, 2020
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

He sounds like David Wayne. His machine broke and he needed $1000 to fix it and when I said no he all of a sudden was in the hospital hurt and they would not give him back his passport until he paid for the broken machine.

When I told him he was a scammer he told me I was crazy. He used pictures of a very good looking gray-haired man could not find any pictures of him on reverse search either. I blocked him and reported him. You should do the same and do not let your heart make the decision. Your heart will eventually mend mine did 💕

Dec 30, 2020
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

He sounds like David Wayne. Next if you do not send money he will say he got hurt at work and can’t pay them back and they’re holding onto his passport. When I called him a scammer he told me there was something wrong with me & I must be crazy.

He used Photos of a man who is friends with the actress Jamie Lee Curtis and had pictures with her and that’s how I caught him. I was very invested in it and also my heart was invested in it. You will get over it as I eventually did.

Break contact with the person.

Dec 30, 2020
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I have been scammed
by: Wanda Depaz

I have been scammed by a guy I met on Facebook stating he was going to work at an oil rig and after that he started asking for money, cash transfers, Google play cards, and Apple play cards and wanted me to send him cell phones and Apple cell phones.

I also did a wire transfer to a bank Wells Fargo. I have account numbers and name and all together I have sent him $32,000

Dec 30, 2020
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Same here
by: Anonymous

So have you been taking to Keith Mesch as well - I am unable to locate in FB or Instagram?

I know it’s a scam I just want to see proof that it is him. He took down his LinkedIn account as soon as we started talking

Can you show what other names he is using !
Thanks

Dec 30, 2020
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Same here
by: Anonymous

Same here. The same guy sent me WhatsApp in a different USA Hp no. And this time he asked for iTunes gift card for S$700. The strange thing is how he can manage to get himself free from the ENI company since he had been asking for help to loan him USD 10000.

I told him that he is a scammer and showed him all his different accounts on Facebook. Without admitting he is wrong he comments other scammers have used his photos to scam others.

Oh Cheez, how can he be so thick skin and not admit his crime. I have already proven him as a scammer and yet he doesn't admit what he is doing. He still keeps asking me to trust him as he will able to pay me back the money which I have loaned him.

Dec 30, 2020
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Hi this guys assures me he is genuine and I am unable to find any scam pictures of him even on a google reverse search - he states that he owns the machine that is broken and it will take 10000 dollars to repair - if I can lend 5000 then the company will wait for the rest until the contract is over and he can then pay.

Something tells me this is a scam as he says he’s feeling Eli well with the worry and I am The one that can help him and again the alarm bells ring. When I state I won’t send the Money he says I’m wicked and he will be over to the UK for me as soon as the job is over. I am all he lives for and If I can’t help he may as well end his life.

I know it’s not true but he seems to have a hold on my heart and I need to ignore I know jeez what’s wrong with me ?

Dec 30, 2020
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Mike frances
by: Wisconsin

So I've been chatting with this guy for about a month now, and he says all kinds of sweet things and tells me he loves me, then out of the blue asked me for money to buy a iTunes card for 200 dollars.

I asked him to send me the money and I would gladly buy it. He was unable to do that so I was unable to get what he wanted. He got quiet for a day or two but started chatting again.

Dec 30, 2020
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Re: Facebook
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi there, Facebook has a history of blocking or deleting anyone's posts, whether they're warning about scams or criticizing a certain government's oppressive policies towards anyone.

I would know, because I've seen people's posts and accounts on there being deleted for posting warnings and other stuff.

I dumped Facebook two years ago because I couldn't tolerate it anymore.


Dec 29, 2020
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Facebook
by: Anonymous

I have sent a warning in Facebook and shared in Public but Facebook blocked my page as harassment and harmful to the Community.

Looks like Facebook support these scammers in their activities.

Dec 29, 2020
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Everett Raymond
by: Anonymous

Anyone come across an Everett Raymond? Connected on LinkedIn. From a Germany, only child. Raised by family friend. No living family, widower.

Red flags all over this one!!!


Dec 28, 2020
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Eric the Nigerian
by: Anonymous

If you think we have the same scammer then

Send pics to Daniellereed444@gmail.com

I don’t think he is Nigerian but Russian or European

Dec 28, 2020
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SEIZURE
by: Anonymous

These guys will say anything. When he gets your money he will be out traveling, party city. All he is about is scamming. If they use children they will use seizures. All about accidents, playing on emotions and we believe them. We now live in a society of deception. Handsome, cute, nice, lovely Christian guys and gals that lie to steal.

They could care less about you. Its your money. Yet they go to college. As long you feed the lion he will roar for more. It just has to stop.

They are criminals. Organized Criminals with a script. Please move along with life.

Be safe.

Dec 28, 2020
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

Have been contacted again to tell me he’s had a seizure due to worry - please can I send 5000 pounds to help him out and he will then be able to finish the contract - no friends to help him and he has a poor credit rating so unable to get a loan or sell his car as it’s worthless.

Do these guys really think women are stupid enough to send money when only been texting for a few weeks with no video chats and only texts. Come on really who would be stupid to do this.

Has anyone else been taking to this guy ?

Dec 28, 2020
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REPORT
by: Anonymous

Report to USA under the country they are from and report to the Fbi plus other authorities in their Country. This is great place to start
and warn others. Report them in Nigeria FBI government if you feel he is from there. Report every where.

Pictures, phone numbers, emails, texts of conversations and all info of anything you sent him. Report and stop all contact. They are all scammers.

Be AWARE.

Dec 28, 2020
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Eric the Nigerian
by: Anonymous

Can I have your email address.

Dec 27, 2020
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Re: Keith Mosch
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Anonymous, I could not agree with you more about
scammers on social media because I was on the
receiving end of their crap two years ago, then
reported and blocked them. Fitbit users have the
same problem with scammers, too.

Dec 27, 2020
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James Wilfred jwilfred546@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Messaged me on Instagram & then asked me to add Hangouts. Said he was on a 4 month contract in Kuwait & was from USA & was a widow & his daughter was back in the States, also said he was going to retire after this contract aged 49 & going into investment.

Then asked me for money as he said he was concerned as he could not get hold of his daughter & wanted to send her a phone so he could talk to her.

He begged & pleased with me & suggested Amazon gift, money gram & I pushed for bank details only, but he made up loads of excuses & eventually gave in & provided bank details for a UK Barclays account.

He asked for £1,000 for a phone for his daughter I sent 1p & he has now finally left me alone. The bank account belongs to a BM Francis & the address he provided in London is supported living flats!

Avoid at all cost as just after money from vulnerable women.

Dec 27, 2020
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Eric the Nigerian
by: Anonymous

Can you post pics of the Russian man he is using?

Dec 27, 2020
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Desperate where do you report?
by: Anonymous

You say report??? Where else do I report it. Isn’t on here enough to prewarn people?

Would like to know where to report if people could help please

Dec 27, 2020
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Fred Wei Chan
by: Anonymous

Storyline is the same as mine, but with the name of Eric. He is Nigerian and he admits it and the pictures he use belongs to a Russian man. Just be careful he sounds very charming. He is jobless.

Dec 27, 2020
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Keith Mesch
by: Anonymous

I heard the same story. What kind of guy needs workers if he can't take care of himself.

DROP HIM OR HE WILL GET TOO YOU. Social Media, and Dating Sites are SCAMMERS. YOU WILL NEVER SEE HIM.

OFFER TO COME TO THEM AND YOU WILL NEVER HEAR ANOTHER WORD FROM HIM. THEY ARE ALL KIND AND
SMART. HE ONLY IS AFTER YOUR MONEY. NOT ALL THESE GUYS ARE NIGERIANS. BE WISE. LOOK FOR
LOVE AND MEET IN YOUR TOWN SEE AND THE REAL HIM.

PLEASE AS LONG AS LADIES FALL FOR THIS IT WONT STOP. SOME OF YOUR MEN HAVE WOMEN WORKING ALONG SIDE THEM.

PLEASE BEWARE

DON'T DO IT

YOU WILL REGRET IT.

Dec 27, 2020
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DESPERATE
by: Anonymous

You are talking to a scammer. Read all the posts
here and you will find Doctors, Engineers.
Quiet means he is working on your emotions
Its Script they follow. I was scammed and they will take all. Once he gets its all you will
hear no more. They will try to convince you to sell everything you own.

PLEASE BEFORE YOU GET DESTROYED IN MORE THAN ONE WAY. STOP ALL CONTACT

THESE GUYS ARE DANGEROUS.

REPORT HIM.

BE WATCHFUL

Dec 27, 2020
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had a Keith Mesch texting - we’ve been talking for weeks and called lots - no video but now wants money as his machine is broken.

Says his workers will beat him up if he doesn’t get it repaired. Very charming and chatty

I said I couldn’t send money and now it is quiet and no texts

Dec 27, 2020
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Desperate
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across a man by the name of Thomas Alec Garret who says he is a surgeon on a peace mission in Afghanistan. Says he has a 15 year daughter living with her grandmother in Mexico. Wants out of there because it is dangerous and had me send a letter to the general and asked for early retirement so we can get married but the general stated that there is a price of 8000 dollars.

He sent me pictures it sounds to me like he is real and I want to find out for sure. He said he is in the army.

Please if anyone has heard from him pleas let me know

Dec 26, 2020
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Same Scammer?
by: Anonymous

Mine was also from Denmark. Can you share pics in a new post and the name he used? We may have the same man.

Dec 24, 2020
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More of Their Details
by: Biggles777

Hi

Joseph Bruce is one who you will have no pre Hangouts contact with. It is someone my alias has dealt with before.

joseph8bruce@gmail.com

On Scrabble GO, Stephen G wants Hangouts, gives the following address;

alvinf205@gmail.com (Is he Stephen or Alvin?)

Peter Wesley is already submitted. After 2 days he figures out I've sent a used pre-paid visa card.

I call him out and he is not the man in the pictures. Expects my alias to still send money.

There are now 4 oil romance scam videos on the recently mentioned YouTube channel.

Happy holidays to all.

Dec 23, 2020
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Oil Rig Workers are direct deposit paid.
by: Kevin B

You cannot be on a rig unless you are paid direct to your account. They never have to pay for equipment, food, etc. Most Rigs are 3 weeks on then at least two weeks off before going back for a maximum of three weeks again.

Tell him you are calling the coast guard or police to bring you food immediately and they will prosecute the company.

He is not real. I often state that the scammers have first and last names they made up and put together like Larry Scott, etc.

I just get so frustrated how these pieces of garbage continue to ruin lonely men and women’s lives.

Never send any form of money, gift cards, Bitcoin etc. Find a possible lover locally. You will not find a millionaire looking for a woman in some other place in the world.

It upsets me that all the women are using their valuable time finding love overseas when men like me in so cal are possibly looking for a match for themselves, and we could be a perfect match.

Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Dec 23, 2020
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Fred Wei Chan
by: Anonymous

There are 30+ accounts on Fb with similar photos and description.

Name: Fred Wei Chan / sometimes Chen
Lives in: Lund, Sweden
From: Singapore
Status: Widowed

The following details are what he claimed:-
is a rig engineer having a 3-month project off shore at Sicily, Italy; studied civil engineering at U. of Liverpool; grew up in Sweden; 167 cm tall; wife and son died in an accident when wife went to pick up his son; phone call or video call is not allowed on the rig;

His characteristics: Many messages a day with words like dear or my dear; asks 'how old are you?', 'Where are you?', 'Are you married?' 'Do you have kids?' even on the first day of communication.

Dec 23, 2020
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I’m wondering
by: Anonymous

Hi has anybody heard about Gary p James? Has a son with a serious head injury with a nanny/nurse in Germany? He has been left to starve with his crew since last September.

I have been scammed out of a lot of gift cards. Gary is 69 years old and on a rig off the coast of Japan.

Dec 22, 2020
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Replying to Threatened
by: Anonymous

Hello. They will threaten, blackmail, and bully you to make you scared and give in to their demands.


DONT send any money! Once you do they just keep wanting more and more!

BLOCK and DELETE hangouts /WhatsApp. Doing this is the only thing to break you free from these criminals.

Read the submissions Biggles777 has written and take their advice.

These criminals will say they love you, they are going to protect you, they are coming out to meet you but it’s all lies and they have no intentions to meet you all they want is your money!

Please be careful and take care

Dec 22, 2020
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Update: Kevin Scott Dolphin Drilling Oil Engineer in Poland
by: Biggles777

Hi

I submitted this scam yesterday and have an update on who is behind it.

The link below should be updated, you can read his name, age, WhatsApp number, personal bank account details in full.

Images will be posted here when I've others. Take it for what you will, they can never be trusted. IMO the WhatsApp number is iffy.

https://www.watchforscams.com/kevin-scott-dolphin-drilling-oil-engineer-in-poland.html

Dec 22, 2020
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Frederick Morgan
by: Anonymous

Hello

Approached by Frederick Morgan on WWF2.

Real name Idi Charles Azuka

More details can be found on this site.

Dec 21, 2020
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More Oil Rig Scams and Scam Videos
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for creating more pages with various scams.

Peter Wesley is an oil drilling contractor in Turkey wanting gift cards. I send used ones. You can read here;

https://www.watchforscams.com/peter-wesley-oil-drilling-contractor-turkey.html

Kevin Scott is an engineer for Dolphin oil and drilling in Poland. This is a nasty one where his "child" is used for excessive medical expenses before moving onto the oil rig scam;

He got the gender wrong, didn't know their name and expected my alias to wire $5000 to a hospital that didn't have a patient in the name he gave.

I've said before if you keep it simple they'll trip up, you can see that again at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/kevin-scott-dolphin-drilling-oil-engineer-in-poland.html

There are also construction and bitcoin scam pages.

Finally, Nigerian romance scams use videos. My thanks to the Editor for allowing me to reference his site.

I've created a YouTube page "Biggles777" with videos they use in oil rig, construction, doctor and other scams. Anytime I'm sent one it will be added to that page.

Dec 21, 2020
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Philip Wong
by: Anonymous

Philip Wong - same story as David Wayne except he was digging for gold in Ghana and the machine broke and he can’t afford to fix it and then he got hurt and is hospitalized. Can’t get his passport back

Dec 21, 2020
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Threatened
by: Anonymous

I have been scammed by a Nigerian person and he is threatening me by saying that I need to send him money and if I don’t he will call the FBI on me and have me arrested.

I have never sent him any money and I will never send him any money. I have his number too. 1(234)813-433-2475

Dec 21, 2020
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Philip Wong and Philip Wang
by: Anonymous

Beware of a guy name Philip Wong and now he changed his profile name to Philip Wang working at ENI SPA in Italy off Sicily. He was saying one of the similar scammer's story at this website by saying he has loaded with money and now he is on a project with ENI SPA and lately his project failed because his drilling machine had damaged by the wave and he can't access his account to pay for the replacement.

He is now asking for a loan for financing his equipment and once he is being released he will be able to pay you back with interest. He declared himself as an adopted child to a couple from Hong Kong with US Citizenship. His wife and his daughter were burnt to death by accident and he has no friends to be able to get help.

My girlfriend trusted him so much till he is asking for more from her. Lately, I saw him on the various Facebook accounts with different profiles. He is now enjoying his life with the money which he had scammed from various people. He is even using an excuse to say his passport has been seized by ENI Spa for not allowing him to go back to USA and he will be place to Jail.

Beware of this Chinese Guy, he is a world scammer and check on his friends whom he added in his Facebook. Most of them are from either LAOs, Cambodia or Thailand. I feel this is a Scam network so beware of his group of friends too.

Dec 20, 2020
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Food supplies
by: Anonymous

You are correct on all points and yes not all are nigerians with some right here in Birmingham Alabama [william smith] who I had messaged on here a day ago.

DONT TRUST ANYTHING ANY ONE OF THEM SAY AND A LOT ARE WOMEN TOO. Those men and women who work on the rigs are very well taken care of by the companies who run the rigs.

Dec 20, 2020
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NEED FOOD SUPPLIES
by: Anonymous

Beware if they say I'm out of food its all lies.
You are wasting your time looking up local food banks for them as they are not where they say they are.

No one can help them ONLY YOU. The only food bank they visit is yours. Money and cards and
Bitcoins. These guys have a Script and they know it well. Don't Always assume they are all from
Nigeria.

BELIEVE ME NOT ALL ARE

Listen to them or text carefully. What I didn't see at the time I See Very Well Now. They laugh at us as we are gullible to them. They know the greatest weakness is to Love and be loved.

BE WATCHFUL

Dec 20, 2020
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Byran Rosh
by: Anonymous

I never received a picture of Bryan Rosh. Could you give his characteristics. All these guys are in ORGANIZED CRIME. Felons who need to be
Stopped. They work fast and furious. I looked else where on this site no one has posted a pic of this guy.

Dec 20, 2020
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Bryan Rosh
by: Anonymous

Whomever asked me for a photo please give me your email or address. It sounds like the same guy to me but I need to be sure. If you have a picture please post it and I will reply.

Dec 20, 2020
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Scammer??
by: Anonymous

I have to say when I was talking to my scammer he conned me into buying him an electric jacket and I fell for it. They are expensive and my rigger was in the gulf of Mexico and he also needed money for meds so it never ends with these scammers.

My scammer had told me that his nanny ran out of food for his daughter but I found out that she was also feeding her family too. I gave him info for food banks if things were that bad but of course he told me they were for the poor. Well when the scammers take all our money what do we have to do except go to one so I figured that is where she could go.

All I can say is block, block, block him, and good luck.

Dec 20, 2020
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NOVEMBER 19, 2020 BRYAN ROSH
by: Anonymous

All who have had contact and scammed by
BRYAN ROSH please read the post here on
NOVEMBER 19, 2020. Helpful information there about this Criminal Scammer.

Avoid anyone with MARTIN in the name. He will scam you out of everything you
have.

Please beware.

Dec 19, 2020
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Re: Michael Morrison
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Rest assured that I haven't sent nor will I ever send money to this scammer and other scammers. :-)

Dec 19, 2020
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Tommy B. On ScrabbleGo
by: Anonymous

Told me that he’s a mud engineer on contract in Turkey and is originally from Miami. The intelligence of his chatting was beneath that of his plays, probably because of language issues he couldn’t hide by using the ScrabbleGo boosters.

His stats were better than what you would expect from a scammer but I think they know how we recognize them and they are evolving. When I read about oil rig scammers I blocked "Tommy" before he asked for money.

He had started talking to me halfway through the first game asking where I’m from and what work I do etc.

Dec 19, 2020
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scammer ?????
by: Anonymous

Interesting, i am dying i need an electric jacket and you wont help me, my account is frozen i cant pay for my medicine or care..you dont understand i am on a rig in scottland run by russians they dont care how they treat workers if you love me you will help me and not let me die over here.

Interestingly his 11 year old son messages me kelvin [kelvin smith 0816403@gmail.com] and says his nanny walked out after taking care of him for 4 years and took the money. He needs cards for his games and to talk to his dad on a rig in scottland. Now tell me how an 11 year old can be online EXACTLY the same time night and day with his dad??? Dads name is William Smith 002592@gmail.com

I have been chatting with him for a few weeks and he never answers my important questions and very evasive always saying how hes dying. My son has friends on rigs and they all say the same thing that hes gaslighting me and a scammer.

The boy may be william posing as a 11 year old. I have messaged kelvin and in response to his message he never answers but on the same time as his dad. ALWAYS. They are from Birmingham Alabama, supposed to get off rig in feb.

Older man, heavy set [pic] white hair and short white beard and says he is a diver and welder.

Dec 19, 2020
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12-15-20 BRYAN BOSH/ By Anonymous
by: Anonymous

This Bryan Rosh please read all these posts a few ago and I saw a post wanting contact with anyone who has had contact with him. He is from
Florida. Could you post pic of him. My scammer
is heavy in bitcoin and he took me for all.


Salt pepper hair, white beard and travels on your money and much disturbing info. All he says is lies. He has paid to learn his trade from the experienced.

Be Careful. Good Luck.

Dec 17, 2020
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Michael Morrison
by: Anonymous

He told me he was a doctor and called Michael Morrison and sent me pictures of himself and said he worked in a busy hospital in Amsterdam and being a nurse myself I asked him a few medical questions he could answer if he really was a doctor.

Anyway he always had an excuse why he couldn't face time me then after 2 months I told him if he really loved me he would show himself to me or I was blocking him as he uses Instagram hangout watsapp and dating sites so he told me he would tell me the truth if I still spoke to him.

I agreed to so I could see his real identity and he video called me and he was 29 not 39 like he told me and when he was the doctor Nigerian and his name was Tejiri TJ for short he had a twin brother Tega and lived in delta region of Nigeria which is one of the poorest.

I asked him how many women he had done this to and he said over 100 but as Michael Morrison 20 and the rest were under different names. He showed me where he lived and said why they do it and they ask for dollars as their money is naria and they got more naria on the black market for selling gift cards. I spoke to him for 3 hours on video call. I told him what he was doing was wrong and he said there is no jobs and every boy and girl between the age of 16 to 32 do this.

I asked him why he said no money here no food they have to buy gas for their generator or they dont get light in their homes. He said sometimes white woman as he referred to them are always over 40 as they are easier and he said they think they are talking to a man but it could be a woman.

The room he was in there was 6 men and 3 women online while he was speaking to me as doctors, oil workers etc and he told me everything I said to him doesn't make him feel guilty because you would do anything to feed your family.

I told him I couldn't speak to him anymore and that I was adding it to the site so women were warned and he said they would just find new pictures and new names but he asked me as he told me the truth could he stay in touch and maybe make a real relationship as he could come to the uk then and be happy and rich.

I ended the call and blocked him then so ladies please please be careful as none of these men are real and they are all fake so stop sending the money xx

Dec 17, 2020
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bitcoin
by: Biggles777

Hi

If you are asked for Bitcoin online from someone you have never met in person do not pay!

BTC is increasing in popularity as a payment method due to a rapid price increase over the past 7-8 months.

I'd have liked to provide an update on George Martin and what is a well planned crypto currency theft scheme. We are still at each other and the only way to say it is that it is outright theft. You can have a read on the progress I've made at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/george-martin-cryptotradez-bitcoin-trading-scam.html

The link to their page is not fully disclosed. If you figure it out DO NOT OPEN using a commone browser. They'll steal whatever personal data it may contain

Dec 17, 2020
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More Faces of Nigerian Scammers
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the Editor for his guidance with a new page with the faces of Nigerian scammers

Donald Frank
Jemies Barry
Darren Brian
John Walter aka John Walther aka John Paulason aka Olivia Walter. He doesn't know but I also got the names of his two accomplices. You can see below.

https://www.watchforscams.com/more-faces-of-nigerian-scammers2.html

Dec 17, 2020
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Alex Thompson
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by Alex Thompson who used Kelly Hettinga profile and pics. I have valuable information where I sent the $ to. Names, address and phone #'s. He is a oil rig scammer. Contact me and I will give you the info. Thank you. Ginny Goyden

Dec 16, 2020
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Bitcoin
by: D.C

That is interesting I just had someone ask me to send $800.00 dollies for his sons upkeep. 2 days later he asked for 400.00. wow these guys are non stop.

Not sending a dime. I do feel bad about that as he has exploding his son like that it really angers me to no end. So I pray for them. That's all I can do.

Dec 16, 2020
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Kelvin? James!
by: Anonymous

James was here. He also asked what I had for breakfast and other times of the day. Also an accident on the platform. He's a cheat!

Dec 16, 2020
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They Never Stop
by: Biggles777

Hi

Thanks to the editor for 7 new pages elsewhere in the Nigerian scam section.

6 are for a construction engineer in Turkey. John walter aka John Watlher aka John Paulason aka Olivia Walker.

Doesn't matter, his name is "Gift" 34 years old and living in Lagos, Nigeria. He is not the only one in on the scam.

George Martin has a page and is a thief. Him and his colleague are running a bitcaoin trading scam offering 1000% returns on a boderline dark website.

"George" has a surprise in store and I hope to update tomorrow. Their website is not safe to visit using Chrome, Edge, Safari or Firefox.

Dec 15, 2020
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Re: Curious
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, there. There were two guys with the name Chris as a first name, who sent me follow requests in 2018 and 2019. It wasn't until they asked me personal questions that I unfollowed them and blocked them. I've never encountered a Chris Anderson, though.

Dec 15, 2020
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Curious..
by: Anonymous

Anyone here for a Chris Anderson? Has a son, supposedly from London?

Dec 15, 2020
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Did anyone have a run in with Bryan Rosh
by: Anonymous

I am asking anyone out there in regards to Bryan Rosh. He works on an oil rig off the Gulf of Mexico. His birthday is May 27th and he has grey hair and if you had contact with him you would say he is very handsome.

He has scammed me out of thousands of dollars and made me feel like a complete fool. He was using me for visa cards, american express and others.

I would really appreciate any correspondence from anyone who came in contact with him. I know he talked to other women and i would like some information if you please.

Dec 15, 2020
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Red Flags
by: NOPE

The name is Kelvin. Either his or his motherless son's name. Asks you if you have eaten. Love Bombs you. Sudden disaster on the rig! You need to help with money right away!

Dec 15, 2020
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Sounds Familiar, But With A Twist
by: OneThirdCultureKid

The part about Robert Green claiming to work for ExxonMobil sounds very familiar, but one guy who told me this didn't tell me right away he worked for the company, until I asked him, nor did he claim to have worked on scaffolding on an oil rig.

He did, however, claim that his wife died of cancer (didn't say what kind) and did the "Can we move to Hangouts?" thing, too.

Dec 12, 2020
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Sounds familiar to anyone? Robert Green
by: Anonymous

I school and graduated from University of Barcelona , I have a master’s degree in mechanical engineering which is my current occupation. I serve in one of the biggest drilling company as a supervisor for 4years in Exxon Mobile company Scotland. Becoming a contractor i had my first contract at the Exxon Mobil company England UK. In the year 2000. Since 1984, American have made it a priority over the past 29 plus years as a professional engineer to understand how drilling work and how to apply this knowledge on every project I was registered as a professional drilling engineer in London, platform and scaffolding, inc. I have been specializing in solving access solutions for new drilling oil contractors and those contractors doing restoration work I offer a wide choice of equipment from various leading manufacturers of work platforms, swing stages suspended scaffolds, continues drilling crude oil with my experience and uniquely qualified staff I can solve the toughest access problem in a safe and professional manner

Dec 09, 2020
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Civil engineering scam
by: Anonymous

So this guy befriends me on Facebook and moved to hangouts. Sends next picture and even called me once. But first he wanted me to loan him money and I said no then it was he needed it for his son. Got the son on hangouts as well.

I still refused and then it was he was going to ship gold to me to hold onto and I just had to help him with the cost. No then back to his son who needs help and in Germany working but from Norway.

First he said his wife died of cancer then the alleged son said mom died in a car accident and so when I questioned him I got the response it was too painful. He claims his bank account is frozen and needs money to get back to Norway. Still telling him NO now and I have trust issues lol. Claims to love me and got the alleged son saying the same. Strange they both come on at same time lol

He goes my Johan Anderson and Johan David and Daniel Johan.

Dec 09, 2020
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information
by: Biggles777

Hi

If an oil rig worker is seriously injured on the rig the oil company has medical insurance to cover all costs. The worker would be flown off the rig to the nearest hospital for treatment.

No. The Russians would do this too.

The reason why you are being told "he" follows a different set of rules is simple. It is a story of lies and deception from people who have no idea what they are talking about.

Dec 08, 2020
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information
by: Anonymous

ON THE RIGS IF A WORKER GETS INJURED OR GETS SICK DOES HE NEED TO PAY UPFRONT FOR MEDICAL CARE AND IS HE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ALL HIS TREATMENTS AND MEDS AND IF HE WAS BADLY INJURED WOULD HE BE KEPT ON THE RIG OR FLOWN TO A LAND BASED HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY HE IS WORKING.

I AM FIGURING EVEN THOUGH HE WAS SENT TO SCOTTLAND TO WORK ON A RIG THAT IS RUN BY RUSSIANS [I WAS TOLD] THAT THE SAME RULES AND REGULATIONSS APPLY TO ALL RIGS.

HE SAYS THEY DO NOT FOLLOW THE SAME RULES ....????????

Dec 08, 2020
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Money
by: Maria Salome

I want to know if anyone knows Seth Palmer from Brooklyn NY 56 years old with a daughter named Maty Palmer 17 years old. He told me he works on a Rig. I sent him money but he never pay me back. Actually he told me he is waiting for his pay in Houston Texas with another man that works for him.

His name is James but I forgot James last name. Is Seth Palmer a scammer ? Please I would like to know . He owes me thousands of dollars. Yes he is supposed to be catholic and a widower.

I would appreciate your help.

Thank you so much

Dec 08, 2020
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David Cairns/Joel Maier/Bruce Adams
by: Anonymous

To the person who asked me to share the love songs and poetry here are some of the songs he sent:

Butterflies by Kacey Musgraves
Tear in my heart by Twenty-One Pilots
One Call Away by Charlie Puth
The Only Exception by Paramore
Dela by Johnny Clegg
Always in my Head by Coldplay
Breathe You in My Dreams by Trixie Whitley
My Love Will Never Die by AG
Life Support by Sam Smith
Head Over Boots by Jon Pardi
Losing Sleep by John Newman
Make It to Me by Sam Smith

I didn't keep any of the poetry basically because it wasn't very well written. I have a degree in English literature so I probably want the best person to send it to anyway ;-)

As I have said before if you have had contact with anyone using the name David Cairns, Bruce Adams or Joel Maier please, please report him. He may not have been able to scam me or you, but you can guarantee he is successful at scamming other women (and I am sure men too). Why else would he continue?

Take care and God Bless.

Dec 07, 2020
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Information!
by: Biggles777

Hi

William Smith sounds a lot like Jemies Barry. He needed bullet proof jackets in Scotland and looks like he has changed the type of jacket.

Doesn't matter, you are being told lies. If it is cold the oil company would pay for any essentials for workers on a rig.

Dec 07, 2020
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I WAS a victim
by: Anonymous

So glad I didn't send a video like he kept asking me.

Dec 07, 2020
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Nigerian Scammers
by: Anonymous

Hi Angelina, can you send me his pictures coz your story is same like mine, i am Malaysian too. I want to see if he is the same guy.

Dec 06, 2020
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Oil rig scams
by: Angelina

Nigerians scams say work in offshore oil rig to the girls in Malaysia. Say they are on an oil rig and they refuse to make a video call because of the company rules. Until yesterday one guy cheated me on WhatsApp and he pretended to be a white man in Finland. Sent white man pictures. And I really fell for the pictures he was sending me. Finally he is black man.

He cheated me.

From Malaysia.

Dec 06, 2020
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informationI
by: Anonymous

WILLIAM SMITH IS ON AN OIL RIG IN SCOTTLAND,I DO KNOW THE WEATHER HAS BEEN EXTREMELY COLD AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE GUYS HAVE TO WEAR SPECIAL COATS BECAUSE OF THE COLD

I WAS TOLD THESE SPECIAL COATS ARE 'ELECTRIC OR BATTERY POWERED. IS THIS POSSIBLE????

Dec 05, 2020
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Edwin Frank
by: Anonymous

Your girlfriend needs to block him from LinkedIn and report him as a fake person. She needs to block him from any social media, cell phone, email etc. The sooner she stops all communications with him the better.

These oil rig scammers are running rampant on LinkedIn...I know from my own experience.

Good luck and God bless.

Dec 04, 2020
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Edwin Frank from LinkedIn
by: Anonymous

My girlfriend I believe is being scammed by Edwin Frank from LinkedIn. He's from Norway but lives in Tennessee and now on an oil rig in Oregon.

I see way too many red flags and she doesn't.

Has anyone heard or dealt with him?

Dec 04, 2020
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POETRY
by: Anonymous

Would like if you could share his poetry and songs if he shares them. If they do poetry, travel frequently and uses words most scammers wouldn't run as fast as possible.

Steam, itune cards, bitcoin, he is sad a lot and uses okay quite a bit. How was your nite honey, i love you more, I'm Hurt. Your are the only person who can help.

He will sweep You off your feet with lies. He is convincing. When you can no longer take the begging and you have given him heart, money and emotions he will drop you without a word. Using I'm hungry it is a lie to travel, eat well drink party and if i mentioned the rest you would give up on men for forever. He is a very experienced scammer.

Please be careful. He cares only to take from you for His own pleasure. Don't Be Taken He Has The Scammer Characteristics plus more. Dangerous to all women maybe men too worldwide.
You are important so don't be taken by him.

Dec 04, 2020
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DO I LOOK LIKE A BUSTA TO YOU?
by: Anonymous

OK,this Pedro Moris picture is my Dave Francis. So I cant say i was tricked exactly. A man named Dave Francis started following me on my instagram account. At first he sent a message stating that he didnt know if he should envy me or fear me. I found this to be quite peculiar seeing how I had no idea who he was and we had never spoke DM before.

Im just a friendly southern girl that likes to be silly. Some time passed and to be quite honest he never crossed my mind again. You see I am not lonely, or sad, or looking for attention. Then around March 2020 CoronaVirus in full force. He began messaging me, more and more often. We spoke about so many different things. I felt that he needed a friend although he gave no sob story, but he did check on me frequently. I started to feel kinda bad because I can appreciate being checked on and just asking how my day was. We had the most brilliant conversations.

I finally asked where he was from, and I was told Moscow, Russia. Interesting, so we continued but it was him that always reached out to me. Kinda what I do for many of my followers. Im there to listen and give hope and share my love and light. I found him to very intelligent however his page was sketchy and quite fake I thought with few pics all of himself and i believe a friend always throwing up the peace sign.

He claims to have a 4 year old daughter named Vera, I believe her mother was a model who didn't have time for her. Who knows. So around May he called me and said he was going to be leaving for work and didn't ask many questions, he just wanted to make sure that we could stay in touch. I think he was maybe getting feelings. So I thought what the hell, so hangouts is were we ended up and continued on. Unfortunately Im just me and im very open and forthcoming about my life. He writes the most beautiful, heartfelt poetry and we share something I feel he is quite intelligent and thats what I was craving.

I started noticing him asking little extra questions, I knew he thought he was slick. Many I answered truthfully others i just made up. Why not he does. I guess about mid August apparently his hard work was in jeopardy as a dangerous situation occurred. An oil rig had caught massive fire. He sent a pic of the back of a fireman amidst the flames. It was clearly photoshopped. Again i didn't care I asked no questions because well Im now a little dependent on my new friend who is cute and feeds my craving of the conversations i need. I mean he knows everything about me and my family. He even gives me great sound advice and I appreciated it.

He finally had fallen in love with me. Was not my intentions but its hard not to. So he wants to marry me, whaat!!! Yay, Ive never been married not even on my bucket list. But still, I like the dude so he wants to put me on allowance. I declined his offer because well im not a gold digger. I never looked him up or really pried for any information. Until yesterday, oh silly Dave dont you know, ive always known what you were. I just wondered why you hadnt tried to ask me for much. I believe he thinks he has got enough info to possibly try to open an account in my name.

He doesnt, we still talk as of now but quite frankly he is as good as done. He hasn't hurt me in the slightest but reading what he has done to others. Im LIVID. This babyface boy I feel needs to meet the United States FBI. Hey who knows maybe he can get a free US marshal ride 1st class. I hope he brings my engagement ring.

He is good though, ladies beware. Oh yeah he calls me a Gem all the time, he always asks if Ive eaten and his favorite food is chicken. Thanks a lot Dave my dreams of being a Russian Mob princess has been crushed.

Dec 04, 2020
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David Cairns/Joel Maier/Bruce Adams
by: Anonymous

David Cairns, Joel Maier and Bruce Adams are very likely the same person.

I have posted about my experience of David Cairns and how I have reported him to Parship, Our Time dating and Match.com.

As David Cairns he has purported to be a Senior Petro-chemical engineer working for BP living in South London and needs. £100k.....I am a widow so I guess he saw me as having that kind of money. Even if I did I would still never have fallen for his story as I am experienced in project management and know every project has a built in contingency and also individuals are never held personally liable!

He has also presented him self as an Analyst living in Northampton and Milton Keynes and again as an engineer living in South London. Someone on this site met him through Elite Singles and he described himself as living in Manchester and was a Scientific Researcher who needed £30k.

I corresponded with him for approximately 4 months and received poetry, daily phone calls, love songs etc. Even a sexually explicit video when he realised he wasn't going to get anything. He asked me to do the same and I refused knowing I would be open to blackmail if I did.

He is a consummate liar and is very well practised at scamming. If you have not already done so please report him to the site where you met him and the relevant authorities. Although he may have been unsuccessful obtaining money from us, he would have been successful in the past and no doubt again in the future.

He probably has victims who are too ashamed to report him and are suffering financially and emotionally. He needs to be stopped!

Dec 03, 2020
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Poetry/ Cairns
by: Anonymous

Please email me collywobble1702@gmail.com I can send you the poetry. Also I find it a bit of a coincidence the company name of the other guy is Cairns Energy and the guy who tried to scam me was David Cairns? So if you would also like to email me to see if it’s the same scammer please do.

Dec 02, 2020
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Joel Maier
by: Anonymous

This guy probably blocked you on LinkedIn to keep you from reporting him to the site as a fake person.

His story is similar to my scammer Phil Odonnel. I’m glad you blocked him and got out of it before he robbed you of your livelihood.

I have received several LinkedIn requests from oil rig engineers and UN doctors all because I accepted one from Phil. I think LinkedIn has some kind of programming that matched me with these other fake scumbags because I accepted Phil. Since it happened to me, I don’t accept anyone I don’t know.

When in doubt, block them out!

Be careful everybody!

And thanks to the editor of this website! [ED: You are welcome]

Dec 02, 2020
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Poetry?
by: Anonymous

Yes I would like to see samples of poetry from what you have!

Claims to be 3 months on an oil rig. Looking up that job they don’t usually keep them longer than 2-3 weeks, then they break off. Lots of loopholes

Dec 02, 2020
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Joel Maier - Avoid Contact With Him
by: Anonymous

I was messaged in my LinkedIn account by Joel Maier. His profile said he was an oil rig engineer with Cairn Energy. Now his profile was very scant, not at all what I expected to see from someone with 30 years of experience, and it was recently created just 2 days before me started messaging me. (Red flag #1)

He claims to be 58, with a deceased wife and son. He would never provide any means to verify him. (Red flag #2).

Educated in Canada, raised in Germany, but born in the US. Please note: his entire family is deceased, which means any avenue to investigate him through are dead ends. (Red flag #3)

After messaging back and forth for a week, he wanted to leave LinkedIn and message on Google Hangouts. His grammar, syntax, and punctuation were slightly off (Red flag #4).

I waited another week before I went to the Hangouts app. We messaged for several more weeks, and then he started telling me he was in love with me. (Red flag #5)

Meanwhile, my best friend had a background run on him and nothing come up! (Red flag #6)

We FacedTimed and he matched his picture, but he was claiming that was proof he was legit. (Red flag #7)

Now fast forward another week. My entire family and network of friends are warning me about him. I am in total agreement, as I’ve seen all the red flag warnings. I know he’s a con man, but what was his end game? Curious to know, I remained in contact.

Well I found out when his contract in the North Sea off of Scotland is coming to an end soon. However, his exit paperwork is in a strong box in Belgium. I’m the only one he trusts with this and needs me to contact the company so his box can be delivered to me. Yeah right...that’s the end game.

I’ve blocked him from Hangouts, and removed the app entirely. He’s blocked me on LinkedIn, which is funny.

If you’re been approached by Joel Maier, avoid him! He is a con man! Don’t fall for it!

Also, NEVER disclose personal information, which includes your phone number! I only disclosed my e-mail, nothing else.

Please be safe, as there are many unscrupulous people prowling the internet.

Dec 02, 2020
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Poetry
by: Anonymous

Bruce Adams could be the guy that tried to scam me. He contacted me under the name David Cairns, and also wrote a lot of poetry - well written. I can share it if you’d like to see if it’s the same guy?

This one played a long game, 2 weeks of messaging slowly through Match.com then moved to Whatsapp, another 5 weeks of messaging every day before the request for money.

Clever and well done, very convincing.

Dec 02, 2020
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Information
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 01, 2020
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Bruce Adams?
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

This man is obviously not an oil engineer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck and God Bless.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 30, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

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

Block him !!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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




Nov 30, 2020
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

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

Nov 29, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kevin

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

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

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

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

Nov 25, 2020
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Oil Rig
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Nov 25, 2020
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Correction
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should I report this person and to whom?


Nov 24, 2020
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Derek Johnson Spielberg
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Nov 23, 2020
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ExxonMobil
by: Martie

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

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

Please be careful ladies.

Nov 22, 2020
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Oil rigger Italy
by: Anonymous

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

Has anyone else had similar experience thanks

Nov 21, 2020
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Derek Johnson Spielberg
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Nov 20, 2020
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David Wayne
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

Nov 20, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

Please beware of these romance scammers on scrabble go.

James Willie
Michael Henderson
James Matthew
Alex Nicole
Raymond Cole

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

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

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

Beware of Scrabble Go

God Bless

Nov 20, 2020
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David Wayne
by: Linda

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

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

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

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

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

Hello,

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

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

Nov 18, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Please be aware of scrabble go and keep your money safe

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

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

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

Blocked him quicker that crap.

Nov 17, 2020
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Re: Watch Out
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Anonymous,

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

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

Nov 16, 2020
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Watch Out
by: Anonymous

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

Don't trust any of them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay strong everyone x

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 15, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

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

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

Stay safe and wise ladies (and gentlemen)

Thank you

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 14, 2020
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Mattew Ethan
by: Anonymous

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

Nov 13, 2020
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Rig engineer in German
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

I am 100% sure, he is a scammer.

Nov 13, 2020
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David Cairns
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 12, 2020
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RE: Richard Bakker
by: Anonymous

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

Nov 12, 2020
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David Cairns
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 12, 2020
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Hyperbaric Welder
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 12, 2020
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John Lucas
by: Anonymous

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

Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Albert Joseph
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Nov 11, 2020
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ALBERT JOSEPH
by: Anonymous

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

Nov 11, 2020
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Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

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

Consumer Report FTC oil rig scammers.

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

Stay safe and God Bless

Nov 11, 2020
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Name
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

Nov 10, 2020
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RAYMOND CASEY
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 09, 2020
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More Warning Signs
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

Nov 09, 2020
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Oil Rig Project Manager
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Nov 09, 2020
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Another victim
by: Anonymous

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

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

Nov 09, 2020
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Name
by: Anonymous

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

Nov 08, 2020
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Hurt and stupid also
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Thank you

Nov 07, 2020
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Scammed
by: Anonymous

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

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

Nov 06, 2020
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Mike Robert
by: Anonymous

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

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

Nov 05, 2020
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Hurt and Stupid also
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

They will get what they deserve.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 04, 2020
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UN Orthapaedic Doctor
by: Anonymous

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

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

I was a fool!

Nov 03, 2020
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Take action
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 02, 2020
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UN Orthopedic Doctor
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay strong...you too can overcome this!

Nov 02, 2020
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RE: Lijie Hong
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Nov 02, 2020
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Dr Justin Moy
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Nov 02, 2020
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LiJie Hong
by: Anonymous

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

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

If anyone has heard of him, please let me know

Oct 31, 2020
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RE: Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

Oct 29, 2020
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Warning Signs When Meeting
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

They want to do all the asking.

Oct 29, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28, 2020
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TO: NOT SURE
by: Sprintcargranny

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28, 2020
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Response regarding Richard Lawrence
by: Anonymous

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

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

Please get out of this situation ASAP.

Oct 28, 2020
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Not sure
by: Anonymous

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

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

This can be confusing at times.

Oct 27, 2020
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Charles Jordan
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

Oct 26, 2020
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He's back
by: Anonymous

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

Oct 26, 2020
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Oil rig engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 25, 2020
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Lowlife
by: Anonymous

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


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

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

Oct 25, 2020
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Senior Petro Chemical Engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

This is yet another scammer.

Oct 24, 2020
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Paul William
by: Anonymous

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

Oct 23, 2020
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High seas senior engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 22, 2020
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William Wong Chen
by: Anonymous

Good morning my love;

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

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

Hi, Biggles 777,

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 20, 2020
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Another oil drilling engineer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Hi, Biggles 777,

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

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

Oct 19, 2020
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Carlos Lyod
by: Anonymous

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

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

Oct 18, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

YIKES.

Oct 18, 2020
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Nigerian
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Hello

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

Lawrence Abraham ExxonMobil / Chevron Oil Engineer

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

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

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

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

Prince Richard Contract Manager

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

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

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

Thomas Glen Wilson Anadarko Petroleum Engineering Contractor

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

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

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

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

Hello OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

08136240142

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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


Oct 18, 2020
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Follow your gut!
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone seen or heard of this man!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Oct 15, 2020
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Nigerians
by: Anonymous

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

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

DO NOT GIVE THEM INFORMATION, GIFT CARDS OR MONEY.

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

Oct 14, 2020
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Re: Ron Mason
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Oct 13, 2020
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Avoid These Emails
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

William James
williamjames60774@gmail.com

Rose Albert
ra5031358@gmail.com

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

Johnson Mark
johnson211555@gmail.com

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

Mark Mark
marks110022@gmail.com

He doesn't know what he is doing.

As Kevin B noted, they always come back.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 13, 2020
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Confused
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Should I do anything to try and trap him?

Oct 12, 2020
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Ron Mason
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

Him: Thats right

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

You're just sending a smooth talking Nigerian cash.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Oct 10, 2020
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Google Voice Verification
by: Anonymous

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

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

Do give codes. Definitely dont give your Account information.

Beware Be Safe.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Oct 09, 2020
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Steam Cards
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

They can just be sold for cash

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

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

Oct 09, 2020
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Steam Cards
by: Anonymous

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

Oct 09, 2020
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LOGAN MORRIS
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

It is leeambrose861@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

He admits to doing it for years.

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 08, 2020
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Google voice verification code
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

Yes, he wants to rob you blind.

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

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


Oct 08, 2020
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Google voice verification code
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Oct 08, 2020
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To Biggles777
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi, Biggles 777:

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

Peace and love.

Oct 07, 2020
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Photos Part 2
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

Oct 07, 2020
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Please help
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

It seems his current email is greyr0868@gmail.com

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


Oct 07, 2020
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Photos
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

Some children I deliberately omitted.

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

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

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

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


Oct 06, 2020
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HELP BARRY PETERSON
by: Anonymous

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

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

Good luck

Oct 06, 2020
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Photos
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Take care and God bless.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 05, 2020
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Patrick Giovanni
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 03, 2020
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Mark Wilson
by: Anonymous

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

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

Has anybody else come across this piece of trash

Oct 03, 2020
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Oil driller in Ireland
by: Anonymous

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

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

Then they go in for the kill.

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

Every "account" is a fake.

There are giveaways and some are listed below;

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

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

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

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

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

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

The bank does not exist!

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

He lost that round.

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

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

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

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

A Tor browser is perfect for this.

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

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

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

Oct 02, 2020
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Carl sheline
by: Anonymous

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

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

Please be careful

Oct 02, 2020
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Gerard Aubert
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please be careful

Oct 02, 2020
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New one James Grants
by: Anonymous

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

Please be careful.

Again supposed to be born again Christian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God bless and good luck.

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

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

Please read Biggles777 post.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They are crafty!

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A few more points for people to learn from.

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

Sep 30, 2020
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Fredrick Karlsson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Sep 30, 2020
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Pulling on your heartstrings
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 30, 2020
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AKA Michael Wilson
by: Anonymous

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

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

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


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

Sep 30, 2020
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Please help
by: Anonymous

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

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

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Update: Donald Frank aka Frank Donald
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 27, 2020
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Oliver Benjamin
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 27, 2020
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Justin and Barry
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

They are very smooth ladies. Beware.

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

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

The letter:

Dearest Love,

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

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

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

Justin ❤️❤️

Sep 26, 2020
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Rig worker
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 26, 2020
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Rick price
by: Anonymous

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

officialrick03@gmail.com

Watch out for this guy

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

Sep 25, 2020
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Stefan MArtin
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 25, 2020
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Re Eriksen Scott Gleeson
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 25, 2020
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Rick price
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 25, 2020
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Christopher Moris or Morris
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Be careful!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please trust your gut instincts and intuition.

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

Please block him immediately.

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

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

Sep 24, 2020
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Oil rig contractor
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Sep 24, 2020
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Biggles
by: Anonymous

Hi there thankyou for the information mate pure legend!

Sep 24, 2020
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ERIKSEN SCOTT GLEESON
by: Anonymous

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

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

+19782722862 Groton Massachusetts
+19252321641 California
+19377192077 Ohio

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

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

Machine broke

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

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

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

Has anyone contacted passport fraud and the Fbi?

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

Hi,Anonymous,

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Be careful!

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

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

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

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

Sep 23, 2020
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Thanks OneThirdCultureKid
by: Anonymous

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

Sep 23, 2020
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Scammers
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Hi, Biggles777,

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

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

Thanks again. :-)

Sep 23, 2020
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Re: Blackmail
by: OneThirdCultureKid

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 22, 2020
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Blackmail
by: Anonymous

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

How do you handle someone like that?

Sep 22, 2020
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Raising awareness
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeffry Paul

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

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

Good luck and God Bless. - Gentleman K

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

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

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

Sep 20, 2020
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Smooth Romantic Scammer
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 20, 2020
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Kelvin Scott
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Asks you to chat on Hangouts or WhatsApp

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

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

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

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

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

8. Wants you to continue to send pictures of yourself

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take care everybody and stay safe!

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

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

PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THESE SCAMS!!!

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

Please be cautious!

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

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

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

Be careful!

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

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

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

Please check after my post is accepted.

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

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

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

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

You folks are demonstrating a great service to all here.

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

NOT BECAUSE THE OIL RIG MANAGEMENT says one hour max.

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

Stay safe folks.

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

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

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

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

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

Check out my posts with pictures.

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

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

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

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

Sep 18, 2020
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To Biggles777
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 18, 2020
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Confused
by: Biggles777

Hello

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

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

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

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

Sep 18, 2020
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RE: Confused
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 17, 2020
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Confused
by: Anonymous

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

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

Sep 17, 2020
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Kevin B. Response
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

Sep 17, 2020
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Funds recovery
by: Anonymous

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

Sep 17, 2020
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Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Sep 16, 2020
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Thomas Morris
by: Anonymous

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

Sep 16, 2020
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Kevin B. Response
by: Anonymous

I thought of myself as an intelligent woman before being scammed. I thought I had rationalized all his answers to my questions. Thankfully I didn't give away a huge sum of money, but still gave some. Lesson learned the hard way, unfortunately it wasn't until I found this page and my eyes were opened to what I had allowed myself to believe.

Everything you said is absolutely true. Hopefully other women or men find this page before it's too late and they are not only hurt financially as well as emotionally. This page is what helped me get over my hurt and understand I as a person and am worth more than just loving words on a screen. As much as I tried to find out information online about what these so called oil rig jobs are but there is very little information to be found so that too makes it hard to conceptualize what they tell you to be untrue.

Any information that is ACCURATE about this line of work may also be helpful at least for those being scammed and i can see the reality a little more clearly.

Thanks Kevin B. for your added information, if just to save one more person from this crappy journey.

Sep 16, 2020
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Kevin B about Greg Anthony
by: Anonymous

Just a few Guaranteed reasons he is a Scammer...

She is so emotionally involved she will not listen to friends or relatives, and he will tell her they are just jealous, and not to listen to them.

Most use 2 first names as full name. The #1 trait of scammers. People with 2 first names rarely have a real history, so harder to eliminate as fake, and with fake people using that type of name, figure out why.

To be on an oil rig no matter what position, you are paid through direct deposit only. Rig engineers are limited to 4 weeks on then 5 weeks off. Even basic labor employees are limited to 6 weeks at most on board before a break.

They never have to pay with this row funds for a repair. If there is a breakdown the company who owns it, takes care of it. If you get film of a disaster, it is a film from a past news story.

Of course, a rig engineer with money tied up in taxes, Etc who is a millionaire would have assets to borrow cash from, A loan from his fiancé’ woman he chooses to marry he has never met in person should be his last choice of how to get funds. Embarrassing at minimum.

Even after kicking out this loser, another scammer, different industry or military will pick up the file and contact her again. One of his first warnings will be not to talk about him to friends and family. What a shock, right?

I am not a scam victim, men often are as well. But I know personally a woman who lost lots of money. Do not send cash, I tune cards or other useable Script to purchase items to them.

If this is not enough keep reading other submissions.

The ex or late wife, his children alive raised by a family member or nanny are all ploys to get your sympathy. Why? Because it works.

Romance Scams are up 40% since COVID 19. More working people at home with no REAL lovers now or being introduced due to social distancing.

Beware and you wonderful women please be wary. Some of you believe in long distance lying men who will send you a copy of million dollar checks that are bogus to convince you.

A REAL Millionaire will never have to prove he is one. He will call you on a FaceTime and tell you he does not need money and show up and court you properly. Never heard of that happening.

I assure you any type or unintelligible words I may have made, I apologize for, if my info saves one woman one heartbreak it will be worth it.

God Bless and stay objective. Use Intelligence and opinions of family and friends who love you.
These scammers use emotion, to fight your intelligence.

I before E. Intelligence before Emotion.

Kevin B
Whittier Ca
GentlemanK

Sep 16, 2020
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Another Oil Rig Engineer Story
by: Anonymous

I have a dear friend going through this very thing. Says he’s an engineer on an oil rig, met on an online game back in July. He’s been "courting" her and has won over her heart and soul.

She only has a picture that is most definitely photo shopped. He is never available for face time, says he has a beautiful home outside of Chicago, a widower with 15 year old daughter. He’s stepped up his game lately, asked her to marry him when he gets back to US from the oil rig he cannot name.

But he needs $100,000 before he will get his payment of $1M. We, friends and family can see the scam but she is holding to him being real. He goes by Gregory Anthony.

Thank you all who have shared your stories, I have forwarded along to her. Prayers she’ll see through his scam.

Sep 14, 2020
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Update on oil rig #6 scammer
by: Anonymous

I've been talking to a guy I met on quizup. He said his name was Justin Bruce. He has a son named Owen and daughter Cassie. Divorced 5 years. Basically another version of the same story everyone else has said.

I got suspicious right away with his incorrect grammar, professing love for me right away, but what really got me was the use of a $ in the description of what he did for a living. So I am including his profile picture he's using right now on quizup! Never mind, I can't, there is no option to! Lol


ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

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Sep 14, 2020
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More Faces of Nigerian Oil Rig Scammers
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for creating a new page with the pictures of 4 more Nigerians who do oil rig romance scams for a living.

You can see who they are at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/more-faces-of-nigerian-scammers1.html

Sep 14, 2020
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Pictures Used In Oil Rig Scams
by: Biggles777

Hello

Thanks to the Editor for creating 2 new pages of pictures used in oil rig scams. The images were used in the following names;

Travis Oscar
Roland James
Kelly Morrison
Mark Donald
James Prescott
Lucas Handy

With Roland James and Travis Oscar they are photos of different innocent men who were not the main man used for the scam. You can view them at the links below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/pictures-used-by-oil-rig-scammers.html

And

https://www.watchforscams.com/pictures-used-in-oil-rig-scams.html

Sep 14, 2020
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RE: Michael’s story
by: Anonymous

Sounds a lot like Armani’s story with variations of location, age of child and caregiver’s relationship to the scammer. Block him immediately unless you want to end up like this victim:

https://www.watchforscams.com/oil-rig-scam-armani-chang-wei.html

Sep 14, 2020
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Michael's story
by: Anonymous

Has anyone dealt with michael paulson who is currently in Alaska on a contract and supposedly is in need of money to repair equipment damaged in oil spill before he can leave Alaska?

Very sweet talker, widower, has a daughter living with his mom. I'm the love of his life and he can only talk to me thru hangouts

Sep 14, 2020
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Update: Alex Hughes
by: Biggles777

Hello

"Alex Hughes" has been spoken of in this thread last year and early this year. Last heard of "stranded" in Borneo.

He in fact lives in London and this is his address

***a Sangley road Catford London se6 2jt

He uses the name of a convicted child molester for deliveries. What a sick minded lot they are.

Sep 14, 2020
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Lawson wei peng
by: Anonymous

Lawson wei peng is a romance scammer. He said he is a rig designer and also a private contractor. He has been stuck offshore for over 9 months. He is asking for money. This is His e mail address

contractoreengineer45@gmail.com

Don’t send money to Him.

Never send money to strangers.

Sep 13, 2020
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Phil Odonnel and Hack Team and Biggles777
by: Biggles777

Hello

Once you did all the police advised you've had no problems. I don't think they advised to close all social media and nor should you.

You have a small footprint and can control what information others see and who is able to contact you. As you can edit your information whenever you like it appears you'll be fine with no need to hibernate.

As for what they can do with any photos. Not much really. Worst case is maybe they use one or two as click bait but ad blockers and security apps will stop anyone from going to where they lead.

Sep 13, 2020
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LinkedIn profile - Chang Wei - Senior Drilling Engineer
by: Anonymous

I found this fake profile on LinkedIn.

http://linkedin.com/in/chang-wei-630798137

It has glaring typos, no education background, and zero connections. Reported to LinkedIn three weeks ago. Subsequently I have reported two more times. LinkedIn still has not taken any action.

Sep 12, 2020
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Phil Odonnel and Hack Team and Biggles777
by: Anonymous

Hello,

I just have some follow on questions for Biggles. I think I’m getting paranoid about being in LinkedIn since that is where I met Phil Odonnel, the oil rig scammer. Since I’ve changed my email address and cell no., my son and I have not heard from them again.

However, I feel like putting my LinkedIn profile in "hibernation" and deactivating my Pinterest account. These are the only social media platforms I’m in.

Does it make sense to go into hiding? Also, what do scammers do with the photos if they didn’t get any money from me?

Sep 12, 2020
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Chang wei look alike
by: Anonymous

So for whomever is looking for this guy. I finally found proof my guy was a fraud when I saw the passport photo you posted. See in June James Williams finally sent me a picture of his passport when I insisted but I could never find anything at ALL about him, which after our 1st month of communicating he told me his real name was Jack Elias, but still no electronic finger print on this guy.

Then I saw Change Wei's passport picture, the fingers hold it. Are the very same on Jack's passport, fingers in the same position, nails the same, handrail on the middle finger, and when I confronted him today, his response was "catch me if you can" and he immediately blocked me.

I am not hurt, mad..in your honesty I have known all along something wasn't right, and he was one HANDSOME man! But at least he knows I caught on so good luck and your best bet is to just let it all go.

Sep 12, 2020
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Marine Engineer from California
by: Anonymous

I hate to tell who ever posted this but this is a scam and this man changes his name so often I cannot keep count anymore. Believe me all he wants is your money and that is it.

Just blocking him you will be glad you did.

Sep 12, 2020
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Chris Vella aka Armani Chang Wei?
by: Anonymous

Please share his real profile. Where can I find it?

Sep 12, 2020
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Malta Oil rig Chris Vella
by: Anonymous

I can see someone already been contacted by Chris Vella here. Needs money to get tools to finish contract on time. I have found the real man behind the fake profile.

Sep 12, 2020
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Connor Walsh
by: Anonymous

Please watch out for Connor Walsh 571-409-7278. Widowed. Wife passed 5 years ago. He’s an engineer. Just received a huge contract. Heading to Alaska to do the installation. Conversed with me by phone and text for almost 4 months and then the money request.

Had an installment pay check sent to me. Over a million dollars, payable to him. The bank was legit. Called the bank. The check was fake. He’s a real professional scammer.

Be careful.

Sep 11, 2020
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Eric Gong working on a Petrochemical ship in Estonia
by: Anonymous

This guy called Eric Gong claimed himself living in Canada Edmonton and now taking contract work on a big ship in Estonia. He said his both parents died long ago and he is a die hard Christian. His writing is very sweet but it is way too suspicious. He said he falls for you at first sight. We spoke on the phone but his English Accent is not Canadian but African. Plus he couldn’t do video call so everything seems like a scam.

He cares so much about your family and children if you are one of the single moms out there. We didn’t go into an enthusiastic conversation and I just blocked him.

Sep 10, 2020
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September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
by: Anonymous

Got a wellness check visit from the local police. I had called the bank to inquire about the status of my fraud claim. I made the mistake of expressing hopelessness to the bank representative when I learned that banks are unable to recover any funds deposited into agents' accounts.

Sep 10, 2020
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Micke Andersson
by: Anonymous

Curious to know if anyone has talked to a Micke Andersson from goteborg Sweden age 42, or met him on a dating site like okcupid?

Sep 09, 2020
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Please read my submission (link in comments)
by: Anonymous

https://www.watchforscams.com/oil-rig-scam-armani-chang-wei.html

I need advice on how to find out more about this person. I saw him and his daughter on Hangouts video calls (separately) so the pictures couldn’t have been stolen.

Sep 09, 2020
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Engineer scam
by: Anonymous

Just got a message from a Harry Walter, petrochemical engineer working for Exxon, who asked me for my name and to talk on email in his second message. I confronted him and have not got a reply.

Watch out for him!

Sep 09, 2020
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Oil rig engineer scam - Armani Chang Wei
by: Anonymous

Someone posted similar story about a Sheng Wei in Baku Azerbaijain. However I am not able to see the post anymore although site search returns a link. Can you please add comments here?

Sep 09, 2020
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Oil rig
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been contacted by a Chris Vella/Malta as an oil rig engineer?

Sep 09, 2020
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Another scam from oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Last year I met Edmund Chew from Instagram. He is a petroleum engineer from Singapore and lived in Canada. At that moment, he has a project in Brazil. After we communicated for 2 weeks, he asked me for some money to withdraw because of his project in Brazil, and he needed to open another bank account. I couldn't send money and then he disappeared.

In June, he came back and said to me that he had sold the project to another engineer so he can go back to Canada. Last month he had another project in Indonesia (my country) and he used a mobile number from Indonesia. After 2 months, nothing happened until he got another project in France. After 2 weeks, he asked me again for money because of the incident of an oil spill and he needed to buy more material for fixing the pipe installation.

Now, I realised that I have been scammed by him, even though I never sent him money.

So please everyone be aware if someone asks you for money even if you haven't met each other.

Sep 09, 2020
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Mark Miller
by: Anonymous

The name used was Mark Miller. Supposedly a 58 year old white male with a 22 year old daughter going to school in Scotland. He’s from Wales and divorced and went to the USA to work with Halliburton Oil Services. He’s a petroleum engineer.

First photo of huge retirement money came next. Then a terribly written letter about having to go on a rig in the South Pacific. He used someone’s pics. The end. I never used any app just texting and 2 calls from a heavily accented person.

Total scam. I feel sorry for the persons photos used of him, his daughter (Holly)and his greyhound dog (Bill).

Sep 08, 2020
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Martin Laurent / David Greg
by: Anonymous

To the woman who's heart was broken talking to Martin Laurent, yesterdays post. Same thing happened to me. For 3 months I thought I was talking to a guy named David Greg and turned out he was really Joe the Juicer. The scum bag stole Joe Cross's photos.

I thought I fell in love too, not knowing that the ass was just probably laughing at me. It was the words that I fell for. They can sound so true and just know what to say huh. Your heart will mend. Mine did. Just think of it as now you know the signs and learned something.

Glad I didn't send any money. Mine waited 2 months without bringing any money up, then when he did, my daughter woke me up and told me that his sons picture was a tv star.

We know the scum bags pattern now. You will be okay. I know there ARE good men out there.

Sep 07, 2020
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Jeffrey petroleum engineer scam
by: Anonymous

Says his name is Jeffrey. Email Jeff my king at aol.com. Says he's six feet tall but the picture it's a short guy. Says he's a widower with no children. Scam. I didn't send him any money and he never even got that far with me until I realized he sent a link and I tried it anyway and it sent me some fake website Bank site to fill in my personal information.

He's not that smart. Sent scanned text. Calls morning noon and night and texted morning. Nobody falls in love with somebody that quick. Give yourself a break.

Sep 07, 2020
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Martin Laurent
by: Anonymous

Hey guys and ladies. So today I have to write to you and just say that I have my answer on 'Is he or isn't he?' trying to scam me. He is! So let me just say that I know that the man or woman I was speaking to wasn't really Martin Laurent.

This poor guy's identity was stolen and this is the reason he doesn't have any more social media accounts. His phone was also stolen and had a lot and I mean a lot of personal pictures on it. This is how my scammer could send me so many personal pictures that couldn't be found on reverse image search.

I'm actually really emotional writing this, because I truly fell in love (for the first time in my life) and it was all a damn lie!

I'm actually heartbroken.

So how did I get to the truth. Subtly; he was saying how he was really struggling since being robbed in the Port of Male and that he was so grateful for having me in his life. I was really buying it too. The things he would say! I mean he had me hook line and sinker. The fact that I had verified his employment. His cell no, his daughter actually exists. He really is from Oklahoma City. All of this just made me at ease.

Then last night I offered to send him $500.00 which is roughly about R9000.00 in South Africa where I'm from. He was so grateful and happy. Called me his soulmate and his queen. Then I had the brilliant idea to send him a grabify link. I disguised it as a safari trip that "we" would take when he comes to visit me as soon as our lock down restrictions are lifted and he gets leave from work at the end of October.

He clicked the link and was so excited about the trip, said he had never seen the 'Big 5" and he couldn't wait. After our chat, when he had to go 'sleep' I went back to Grabify and entered the code that I got when I created the link. It basically traces the users phone and tells you exactly where they are.

Guess where the love of my life is.

LAGOS NIGERIA!

I haven't confronted him, because there is no need. I know the truth. It rips me apart though, because this is the first time that I have opened my heart up to a man in many years since freeing myself from a very destructive and abusive relationship which nearly killed me.

If it wasn't for this website then I probably wouldn't even have known that people like this exist. The first time that I dared to believe that I could be happy with someone.

I'm shattered! The sad thing is that the real Martin Laurent doesn't even know I exist. I fell in love with a f***** mirage! I would have sent the money too! I don't even care about the financial aspect of this thing, it's about my damn heart that has been crushed!

I don't know what to do with my heartbreak. I feel so hurt. I wish I can post his picture but that wouldn't be fair to the real Martin as he hasn't done anything wrong.


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Sep 06, 2020
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Peter Maxwell, petroleum engineer
by: Anonymous

Peter77maxwell@outlook.com. Beware of this guy, met on Zoosk Dating App. I started to get suspicious when his emails were written in very poor English. He claimed to be born in Australia, has a French father and grew up in China and that’s why his English is so bad.

Has a 19 year old daughter who lives in Australia With his dad. I only talked to him for 5 days and then blocked him from everything.

Everything he tells you is rubbish!!

Sep 06, 2020
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Raymond Martinez
by: Anonymous

Does any one know Raymond Martinez who claims to work for an oil rig company. Don't believe anything he says as he is a big time scammer. He knows how to sweet talk good.

Dont fall for him ladies. If anyone knows him let me know so can exchange picture to see if he is the same guy.

Sep 06, 2020
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William Thomas is a scammer.
by: Anonymous

William Thomas is a scammer! I know the telltale signs and he is ticking every box!

I have also "outed" many and they confessed and told me lots of things they say and do.

I play Words With Friends and I can now spot them pretty quickly.

Stay away from this guy.

Sep 06, 2020
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William Thomas (Shooter)
by: Anonymous

I had responded to a Political post on Facebook. I got a notice that someone had replied to my post & he didn't give his opinion to what I said, nor of what the article was about. He was interested in knowing who thought like I do and he stated he was sending a Friend request, and to please accept, because he wanted to know more about me.

I accepted his Friend request, after I looked at his page. There were lots of photos of him and 2 daughters and more photos of him & the older girl, who looked like 3 years old. The Baby maybe 9 -10 months. Many photos of him, and they did not looked staged of him in Military clothing. The information said he's from Florida, that he's Single.

His profile photo is of him closer to the lens and a friend in the background. He sent me messages thru Messenger ( on Facebook). He said his wife is dead. Nothing else. His daughters are in Florida with his Mother, who also has help with a full time Nanny because his Mom had an arm amputated. I asked if she had a prosthetic arm? He said she doesn't wear it all the time. He said that he was in Kabul, Afghanistan. He wanted to know if I had been OK with the Pandemic. I asked him the same. He said he really liked my photo and that he could tell that I was a good person. I corrected him and said that I am a good person, always.

He asked my age and he said he didn't believe me. He said that he was 42 years old.
Believable however, I already know that our age difference is significant, and I honestly don't see 2 babies and starting over for me. I mentioned the age difference, and he states again that age is just a number, which is how I feel. Then he asks me again "how are you, really?" It was a big red flag because the man that I already had my initiation into Scammers would say that. I know I reacted because as I told him to leave Facebook then he said he wanted for us to be on WhatsApp.

I quickly stated that I am not interested in that App and No I wouldn't be doing that. He gave me his phone #( which is a Florida #) and said again gotta go.

He sent me a text (My Facebook page does have my Business/Cell #) I said I was working and that I finished at my time at 8pm. I heard from him again at about 10:30 pm EST. He asked me about my day. He wanted to know about why I didn't want to go to WhatsApp and I told that I had had an initiation by a Scammer and this Scammer does use that platform, and I would rather not go there.

He then asked a lot of questions about The Scammer and I told him. Told him exactly the amount that he Stole from me under the Guise of the 2 of us making a Life together. He then said he had also been Scammed by a woman for $78,468.
But he wouldn't explain more.

He said going on patrol was very stressful & I said that I hope his time there would come quickly so he could go home to his girls. He Thanked me. He said that he recently learned how to make the money this woman stole back and that he wanted to share this with me because he knew he could trust me. I asked "how do you know this?" and he said I am in the Military, I have my ways.

He started with his learning about cryptocurrency (Bitcoin). I don't completely understand this however, what I do know is that there isn't any Regulations on this and it is a bit like the Wild West of Investment and that I am not interested.

He would not take that and he kept on telling me that if I did this I surely would get that money back that the Scammer took. I corrected him and typed STOLE.

He shared some screenshots of others on Facebook doing this Cryptocurrency thing and I messaged back saying I am not doing this. I realize that this Particular Loop wasn't going to stop so while he is messaging me I messaged him saying that I felt it was in my best interest to end this now and Blocked him. I removed and Blocked his Florida phone #'s.

His last message to me was "You have Trust issues " but I didn't answer this. Trust is earned, and I had already said that I didn't trust him. There was a familiarity, that certainly could be the same Scammer, I originally had contact with but it doesn't change anything except his statement to me that I have Trust issues (aside from my being aware of what my specific issues are) his question seems more pertinent for him because I really don't understand how anyone can Scam another, create a fake identities but continue to deceive is Stunning to me.

The only "Tell" for me was his phrase "I can give you advise" which should have been advice.

Sep 06, 2020
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RE: Instagram
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Same with Twitter and Fitbit. I'm going to quit Twitter because it's become a place for scammers of all kinds.

Sep 06, 2020
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Instagram
by: Anonymous

I’ve had quite a few guys find me through Instagram and they all work either on an oil rig as an engineer or in construction. Their wives have all died of cancer and most have young children which is a turn-off for me anyway.

They all talk of love devotion and trust early in contact and send these long messages about love and trust. I know then they would eventually comes across with their scam but I get sick of them and talk about scammers and then they disappear lol

Sep 05, 2020
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Norwegian/Sweden oil rig criminal
by: Anonymous

I think everyone already knows how it’s the famous Norwegian/Sweden charlatan! I’m tired to read about him in here! Well he confessed to not being a good person (short he’s a despicable human). By accident he shared his location with me and yes stavanger Norway is his location!

He is doing all this for sex and money in my case. To me he used a pic from a good looking guy Josh Espinosa, a real state agent from Florida! We finished, and after more than 2 months was when I Discovered his real identity real.

It took me a long time to understand he’s really a monster without any feeling or respect for women! He has a happy life and doesn't show any remorse for what he’s doing! I did have a lot of respect for him, and I believed in everything he’s said to me! Some of his history was true.

I tried to call him in real life, but he blocked me before I said anything and erased a lot of his fb picture! No I’m not in love with him because I was in love with a person who does not exist!!!

PLEASE EVERYONE WHO ARE IN THE FIRST STEPS TO SHARE THERE LOCATION WITH YOU IN THE MOMENT YOU ARE TALKING ON A VIDEO CALL ON THE OIL RIG NEVER GIVE YOU SELF TO ANYONE YOU DONT KNOW PERSONALLY!!!! KEEP YOUR DIGNITY PLEASE.

Sep 05, 2020
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Where are the pictures?
by: Anonymous

Why are there no pictures of these scammers? I know they are not real pictures of the scammers but still.


ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Sep 05, 2020
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Gary Fredrick
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever been contacted by a gary fredrick?

Sep 04, 2020
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Nigerian scam with oil enginer contractor
by: Anonymous

He came in the right time when I was hurt. Gave love and attention to me and my sons. Well spoken and always prayed for us. A man with good heart, but I found out it was international fraud. He couldn’t open his internet banking and I can open it but his account was suspended because it was opened in different locations.

I helped him because he will lose the money he has spent for this project. His future will end forever, no manager will hire him again. I did help but it is fraud

Eng-equipments.com and firstrepba.com are fake websites. Really professional. He took my money $170,000 with his affiliate accounts in my country.

Many things he gave me to prove he is real. Absolutely professional and team work.

Email from eng-equipments.com

When I thought it was fraud I went to bank and checked his affiliate accounts, and all of them who sent money are woman, and all of our money is sent to Nigeria Africa. I saw so many victims and a lot of accounts. Soon they got our money. They transferred to Africa in dollars.

Sep 04, 2020
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POF
by: Anonymous

Anyone see him on POF as Jeffrey?

Sep 04, 2020
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Kelvin Johnson Oil Rig Scam
by: OneThirdCultureKid

No, I haven't been in contact or scammed by this guy, but in 2018, I did come across one guy by the name of Kelvin Pitch, who claimed to have gone to West Africa (he didn't say where exactly in West Africa) on a contract to mine for gold, I think.

Claimed to be a single father from Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a daughter. Isn't it weird that some scammers love and use the name Kelvin?

Sep 04, 2020
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Re: Nigerian Scammer
by: OneThirdCultureKid

Rest assured that I won't fall for the scammer you mentioned and I will keep an eye out for him.

Sep 03, 2020
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Nigerian SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

Nigerian scammer +1 (346) 200-2129 Habert Keri 41 years old, all a lie! Don't trust him.

Sep 02, 2020
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This site is here because of SCAMMERS!
by: Biggles777

Hello

Ladies, listen to what Kevin said. Succinct and every word never more true.

No real person working on an oil rig is ever going to ask you for money. Online or by phone. The oil companies cover all costs and pay their workers as Kevin noted.

One well known company told me that any employee of theirs found to be asking for money from strangers on one of their rigs would be fired on the spot and flown off it.

The title says this site is here because of scammers. We know they come here too.

To the hero's my alias slammed the door on yesterday. We both know you'll read this and if you're as good as you believe, why did you fluff it 15 minutes after we met.

You've got the screenshots now go figure it out. A tip, you won't, not now nor ever because like all of them you are blinded by the wrong set of morals all criminals have.

Sep 01, 2020
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Richard Giovanni
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear of a Richard Giovanni Drilling Engineer. Chatting with him and can't find one single bit of information by googling him. On his last contract on an oil rig. Sounds very familiar here.

Sep 01, 2020
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Assistance please.
by: Anonymous

Okay so I have searched and searched and I can't find anything on Martin Laurent that proves he is trying to defraud me, but I have to try one more thing. I am in South Africa and I want to call his cell but he'll know it's me.

Can anyone of you ladies from the States please help me to call this number and just see if he picks up. Basically just listen for the accent and tell me if he sounds like someone from Oklahoma.

His number is +14054021479. I would really appreciate the help.

Sep 01, 2020
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Anyone know Michael (Miller)
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been "romanced" by Michael58, from Scrabble Go? He’s supposedly a widower who lost his wife during childbirth with their son, who also died same time. This left him with a 3 year old daughter, Lucy, who’s now 12 and living with her "auntie" in Richmond, VA.

Michael (Miller) says his home is in Norfolk, VA. Presently, he’s on an oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland, but due to go back to an island off Canada (Ontario area) On 9/4/20 after being on the rig a couple weeks. He says he’s going to retire once he’s finished with his contract with this Canadian oil company. He fell in love immediately and promises to love me forever and I’ll never have any worries being his wife; he will take care of me in every way possible.

He refers to me as his Queen". Of course, this is not real....I know it in my heart. I knew it when one day he asked me if I could buy a gift card for $500 for Home Depot. I immediately blocked his number on the WhatsApp and deleted all his chats.

Sure enough, he tried calling several times to no avail. He managed to message me on the one Scrabble Go game that had been left open. He asked me if I was home and what happened. I unblocked his number because I wanted to tell him off, which I did. He then got defensive saying he poured out his heart to me and asked if this was the way to treat someone who had undying love for me.

He got madder and madder and then sounded dejected. He had an accent and said he was born in Denmark; his parents moved to the US early on but he said he picked up their accent. I also said he had some nerve to ask me for that kind of money and what was it for. He said it was for his daughter. He was telling her all about me and thought it would be nice to get a gift from me.

Yeah....what does a 12-year old girl want with a $500 gift card from Home Depot? This was such a fishy story and made me sick.

Anyway, watch out for him on Scrabble Go. I researched him on Social Catfishing by using several pictures he had sent me. He said his DOB is 11/19/62. Sure enough, he was found on several other dating sites.

So that’s my story. Luckily, I wasn’t dumb enough to fall for that one.

Has anyone met up with this creep?

Sep 01, 2020
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Deep Hack Team and Phil Odonnel
by: Biggles777

Hello

If all they have is your address and DOB they can't do much, if anything. You're watching your credit, used Beenverified and done more. No worries.

Sep 01, 2020
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Kelvin Johnson Oil Rig Scam
by: Anonymous

Anyone been scammed by a good looking man by the name of Kelvin Johnson? Claims to work on an oil rig and has badly done photoshopped pictures?

Aug 31, 2020
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Steve Marcus
by: Anonymous

A Steve Marcus pretends to be interested in being friends though more like questioning you for dating purposes, which is not my interest. His description fits exactly like that of other people's description.

He says he's an orthopedic surgeon, lost his wife 4 years ago, works for UN (16 years), has a 14 year old son, Harry. He says he went to University of Duke. Stationed in Somalia, but says he lives in San Francisco.

He asks if you have a different platform to communicate (eg.WhatsApp). Just noticed today, he updated profile on fb. Same name, lives in San Francisco, but went to UCSF. Picture is of the same guy in a different setting. He says that he lost his parents in a car accident & his wife, was a military journalist, was shot on her way home 4 years ago. If he's legit I mean no harm, but just seems odd.

Please be careful.

Aug 31, 2020
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Deep Hack Team and Phil Odonnel
by: Anonymous

Thank you Biggles 777.

I have another question. They have my home address and my date of birth. Can they steal my identity if they don’t have my social security number? I’ve contacted my identity theft company several weeks ago to place a security freeze on my credit for the next few months.

I noticed names, addresses and DOBs can be obtained easily on the Internet nowadays. I even subscribed to BeenVerified for a month to check if Phil Odonnel is a real person. I could not find him at all since he claims to live in Houston.

I really appreciate having a forum like this website so we can learn and support each other.

Aug 30, 2020
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Deep Hack Team and Phil O’donnel
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much Biggles 777. I have changed my email address and phone no. This ordeal has taken a toll on my health and mental being and I could no longer have another sleepless night. I’m still getting over a bit of a heartache but I need to move on with my life and get back to some sense of normalcy.

I’m so grateful to have found this website so we can all learn and support each other.

Aug 30, 2020
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Deep Hack Team & Biggles777
by: Anonymous

To the lady with the deep hack team harassing her I feel for you. I haven’t had experience with them but have with Biggles777.

I was advised to change my email address and as long as I ignored that advice the more my scammer contracted me and made me more anxious.
It is a pain to do but the only thing that absolutely stopped all communication with the scumbag.

Please do as Biggles777 advises. Biggles777 is well educated on how these scumbags work. I didn’t change my phone number and haven’t needed to, I have had no more contact from the scumbag.

Hope this gives you some reassurance that what Biggles777 is saying is legitimate and I can vouch Biggles777 is not a scammer!

Good Luck

Aug 30, 2020
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Deep Hack Team with Phil Odonnel
by: Biggles777

Hello

I'm following what you are saying with your updates. Please correct me if I am wrong now.

You met and corresponded with Phil Odennel only and "he" was the one who got your WhatsApp number and email. If I'm right, he also has photos of you that you'd rather he not. As you said, you refused to pay on his scam. That's great even though you suffered emotionally and are still being harassed.

Criminals only want money and by refusing to pay "Phil" he looked at what information and images he had from you and it MAY be that he sold it to the Deep Hack Team.

They approached you twice having bought the images and your personal information. They bluff they've hacked you when in fact they've bought what they have from "Phil".

The police advised you well but you don't want to change your number. You may wish to reconsider. You are your email and if both are changed they've no way of contacting you again. That makes what they have on you useless to them.

What can they do with it then? Publish on their closed Instagram page? Put it on their own website and admit culpability? Doubt it. They're Turkish and they don't do romance scams like the Africans.

I question how they found your son but it could be as simple as both of you having Instagram pages.

Your question about contacts on WhatsApp being accessed. I doubt they have been as WhatsApp has end to end encryption and is very secure. You can see from my pages here I use an alias to expose a scam. My alias was bluffed like you, I bluffed back and nothing happened.

3 or 4 times now Deep Hack have approached you or your son. They're bluffing, if they had your WhatsApp contact list a few of your friends would have received what they claim to have on you. That is how real ransomware schemes work to pressure the victim to pay.

This is what the criminals do. Trade victims personal information. I hope from my posts you can see just what they get up to as they want every dollar they can, no matter how.

As inconvenient as it may be, the advice of the police officer who took your report to change number and email may be the best thing to do for a clean break.

Aug 30, 2020
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Deep Hack Team with Phil Odonnel
by: Anonymous

The Deep Hack Team used Instagram to reach out to my son. I told him to block them and not open anything which he did. They forwarded an email to me demanding for payment again. I put the email in spam and blocked the contact.

On WhatsApp, if I only contacted Phil, the scammer, and shared my status only to him, can he or the hackers get to my contacts list?

Aug 29, 2020
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This site is here because of SCAMMERS!
by: Kevin B

The second story and the different person isn’t being truthful either. They put the hook in with the poor kid you Are supposed to feel sorry for. I have been on the site for over three years and all the stories look the same to me now. You are never talking to the person who’s picture you see.

If you do identify the picture through tineye It is not going to be of the guy you think you’re talking to. Ever notice how many of these guys can’t do video on their phone for some reason? Most oil rigs now will not allow a worker on board for more than three weeks and all his money goes into a direct deposit bank on the mainland that they have to have prior to employment.

Then they have immediate access to it or if he does not they will throw him off. None of them are directly responsible for any of the damage to the equipment. The same guy that can’t get his daughter a phone is expected to pay $5000 for a broken down rig. Really? I’m just venting because I get so frustrated and hope this is reaching most people before they are financially and emotionally ruined.

Good luck ladies. I am just an honest single man and these men or women get more attention lying to you, darn it. I care, they do not.

Aug 29, 2020
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Another update on Cole G.
by: Anonymous

I confronted Cole about the pictures being those of Jay McHugh. Initially, "he" denied this vehemently. However, early this morning I had a new message: "I want to disclose myself to you." In addition, "he" wanted to talk via a video chat.

If this can be believed, Cole is actually a 23 female originally from Gambia in West Africa. Her parents are deceased (consistent with Cole's). But, this is where the story changes. Apparently, she was taken to Togo at the age of 9 and forced into human trafficking. The official language of Gambia is English, so it is understandable that she has a good command of the English language (some grammatical mistakes, but very good vocabulary). And the official language of Togo is French, so it is understandable that she is bilingual.

The $200 that I sent her in Amazon cards was used to purchase "essential goods." She claims that she is starving in Togo and would like to better her life and return to Gambia for an education. Her long-term aspiration is to become a lecturer at a university. The $5000 that I am unable to send her would help her return to Gambia and seek out an education??

Aug 29, 2020
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help
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a guy by the name of Frank Juarez. He is in Germany now but says he lives in Florida. He says he has two boys and never asked me for anything.

I just want to know if anyone has talked to him. He says he is 66 years old and he is a sweet talker.

Please let me know if any one has talked to him

Aug 29, 2020
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Malware?
by: Biggles777

Hello

If I understand I am talking with 2 different women.

Malware sounds bad but sometimes concerns may be over estimated. What I wrote was some of the affects on a corrupted hand set. There's so much on today's phones some people no longer use a PC or laptop. You can also check for any apps you may not recall installing yourself.

With some having so much on their cellular device it may run slow and use a lot of data. Apps may freeze or crash but it's not anything to worry about.

To the woman on Phil Odonnel you seem to have done as much as you can. The police made an effort and the officer advised you well. IMO you've done all you need.

Deep Hack Team sounds intimidating. Chances are it's a small group of criminals who focus on ransomware. They'll register a domain like ysc***.com after obtaining some piece of personal information the recipient will know. They'll make it sound like your device is compromised, likely it's not, then demand a few thousand in bitcoin. They're bluffing.

If you're thinking of changing your email scroll down and you can see where I've posted you can check a Gmail with Google and decide what to do.

There is also another link to Google where you can ask them to exclude your images from search returns. You understand well what else to do in relation to removal from a website.

To the woman on "Martin Laurent" I wish it was Encrochat they had used :)

Signal Messenger is very well intentioned. All technology has vulnerabilities but this app allows messages to be sent that disappear a short period of time later. So they may correspond with you on it and leave very little history of what they've done. If I'm right, you can also assign a non primary number to the app so as to not expose who you really are.

But those who created it are well known and the seed money came from a WhatsApp founder.

You ask how to check for malware. A few previous posts mention how. If an iPhone connect to Apple, update and run an iOS check. If Android pay, Trend Micro or Norton a small fee and you'll have constant protection and the ability to scan the device whenever you wish.

I'm not sure where you're at with him but you have been updating here. Once you're done uninstall Signal as I think you're only talking to them so you won't need it. If you used Viber uninstall that too.

Whatever handset you're using you can check it with the manufacturer. Always ensure it is updated, check your apps and remove any unwanted or seldom used ones.

Aug 28, 2020
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Malware?
by: Anonymous

I went back and unblocked but it looks like all of the pictures and texts are gone. So, he may already have saved it.

I read an article that suggested putting a Google alert with your name and add scandal or nudes on it. If they post anything, we can ask the website to take it down as inappropriate.

And today, they tried to call me twice but I didn’t pick up because I usually do not answer any calls if I don’t recognize the phone no. For some reason, I had a feeling it was them and it sure was!

They call themselves the Deep Hack Team and said sadly I didn’t meet their demands so now they are going to publish my pictures and messages. I blocked the number and took a picture of their text.

I called my local police and the officer said most likely they did not get my phone directory and they were trying to scare me to pay them. He recommended I could change my phone number and email address. I don’t plan on changing my phone no. but I will get another email address.
Any other ideas?

The name of the phony person is Phil Odonnel in LinkedIn and his profile states he is a Sr. Drilling Engineer for North Oil Company in Houston and said he’s 53.

I think they stole a real person’s pictures from Facebook because I found someone named Phil O’donnel and the main picture was used on the LinkedIn profile. The scammer has been on LinkedIn since 2019 and already connected with over 700 people with a majority of them are women from all over the world! He claims he is a widower since his wife died from giving birth to his daughter. Her name is Stephanie who is 7 and he even provided 2 pictures of her. He also claims his parents are both dead and he has no friends.

So when he needed money, I was the only one who he could depend on. Fortunately, my head overruled my heart and I didn’t give a single cent. He tried twice before this last ditch effort by the Deep Hack Team.

Is there anything else I need to do? I appreciate your help.

Aug 28, 2020
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Malware? - Biggles
by: Anonymous

I have read your comments on malware now Biggles and I'm a bit concerned that I have a breach on my phone as I've been talking to "Martin Laurent" on Signal Messenger but since we started talking my battery drains so fast and my data is literally disappearing.

How do I check for malware?

Aug 27, 2020
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Help Please
by: Biggles777

Hello

By Whatsup do you mean WhatsApp? If the latter you can do this. Unblock them and delete the entire text and picture exchange you had with them and then block them again.

By doing that they'll lose almost everything you've texted and sent. Pictures you sent should not be able to be downloaded by them anymore.

The second attempt sounds like a ransomware attack. You did the right thing by not opening the attachments or accessing the link. That is how they try to get you.

Norton is good and if you are worried your phone may have some malware just look at how it's working. Battery power drains faster than expected, apps take longer to load, the phone has become too slow and maybe your data usage goes up. Things like that occur IF there is malware.

As it is an iPhone you can connect to Apple and run a iOS check too. That is the most secure check of all.

Your bank account should be fine but if you are concerned contact them, tell them what happened and ask for an extra security question or the like.

You didn't mention Hangouts which they all love. Scroll down this thread and you'll see a post about that app by me. In it is a link to Gmail where you can check your account security status.

Aug 27, 2020
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Help please
by: Anonymous

Hello, After realizing I was getting scammed by an oil rig engineer I met on Linkedin, I ended the relationship last Friday. He tried to scam me twice and I didn't give him a cent! I blocked him on Whatsup.

Today, I get an email from someone else trying to scam me for $2000 and threatening with malware on my iPhone and spreading personal information and picture with what looks like a link and there were two attachments.

They wanted to be paid via bitcoin. I immediately marked the email as spam, and blocked the sender. I've blocked the contact information of the original scammer. I reported and blocked the scammer on Whatsup. I blocked and reported him on Linkedin.

I changed my passwords to my personal and work email and other social media. I even have a security freeze on my credit. I also subscribed today for Norton app on my phone.

Is there anything else I need to do to protect myself?

Since I didn't pay them anything, do I need to alert my bank?

I appreciate your help.

Aug 27, 2020
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Daniel Oliver
by: Anonymous

He scammed me because he asked for my bank account details so he could deposit some money to help me as he wanted me to look for a house for us and put a deposit on it so when he came home we would live together in a nice house.

He hacked into my bank account using all the information I gave him about favorite colors, pets name, kids names, favorite movie etc to guess my password and eventually cracked it and emptied all my accounts.

Change all your logins and passwords!

Aug 27, 2020
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Reply to Update re: Cole
by: Anonymous

I don't think that Cole G is from Nigeria. I think I found a picture of him when he may have used Jay McHugh's actual name - probably when he started scamming. This picture was on a site with actual pictures of Jay McHugh.

The scammer is very short, dark haired, appears to be European (French? Belgian?), and looks to be in his 20's rather than his late 50's. Apparently, Jay McHugh's legitimate pictures (from Facebook and Instagram) have been "borrowed/stolen" by scammers since 2013.

Aug 26, 2020
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To Update on Marine Engineer Cole
by: Anonymous

The guy that tried to scam me also used Jay McHugh's pictures and those of his daughter. He went by Chris Anderson. I have a phone number in Houston he gave me.

Wonder if it is the same Nigerian guy? Same pictures, same story, just a different name! He finally revealed his true identity. Let's compare notes. I know a lot about him.

Aug 26, 2020
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Update on Marine Engineer from LA (Montebello), CA
by: Anonymous

Cole G. changed his reason for requesting $5000. Instead of attorney fees, he claims he cannot return to the US until he has paid dues that have not been paid recently. Kept sending romantic YouTube music videos including "Perfect."

He is using photos from a legitimate person (Jay McHugh, a real estate person from Massachusetts) and, includes a picture of Jay's daughter in several pictures. He became angry when I indicated that I did not have $5000 to send him and started cursing at me in multiple texts (in a way that was inconsistent with his self-proclaimed description as a religious man).

He also indicated that his daughter is in the care of an elderly nanny (who also took care of him when he became an orphan at the age of 13).

I think that he has been operating as an oil rig romance scammer for years and using many aliases. At one time, he even had the nerve to use Jay McHugh's name. Romance scamming appears to be his full-time job!

Stay clear of this smooth operator!!!

Aug 26, 2020
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Joe Wilson
by: Anonymous

Met him on WWF2. Have been texting via Hangouts for two weeks. Called me once on video call and damnit, I did not accept. Called once and we spoke. He has been widowed for 21 years, no children, lives alone except for his dog. Lives in the LA area.

Just left for a rig in the gulf of Alaska two days ago. Explained that he is hispanic, hence the accent. I listened to him talk and could not really decipher if it was African or hispanic. I question such an Anglo name as Wilson for a hispanic man.

Sent two pictures oh his home and his SUV. Also a picture of his dog. Not sure about this guy,
His profile pic did not come up with anything on reverse image searches, neither did the pictures of his home.

I have found other oil rig scammers in reverse searches but not this man. He is an attractive man in his 50’s graying hear and beard.

Anyone come across this guy?

Aug 25, 2020
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Jeremy Jason Petes
by: Anonymous

Red flags are up. Handsome and built a relationship before romantic gestures. Has not asked for money. He wants my email and I haven't given it to him because I'm not sure what he can do with that info.

Covid plays a part and he was originally from Germany so grammar errors were occasional.

I have no intention of sending money. At this point just playing alone til I figure out who to report him too.

Also messing a bit with his plans in wasting his time on me and not someone else.

Anyone know this guy. His social media is very limited.

Aug 25, 2020
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Calling out a scammer
by: Biggles777

Hello

If you want to call out the scammer you will need to take a little time and research more.

First, if you know him and his daughter from meeting online the rule is don't pay a dollar until you've met in person and know who they really are.

This sounds like a stolen identity.

Research as much as you can on the real Martin Laurent and his daughter Lisa. Where they live in Oklahoma and most of all his job and employer.

It's good you can contact the cruise line, if it were me, I'd call with a family emergency and ask the details be passed on to the real Martin Laurent. Nothing too dramatic and you may be uncomfortable doing that. Another option, contact them and ask to leave a very specific message only you know.

I think you're an American, buy a cheap burner cell and say you can be contacted on that number in your message. The criminal can't do that.

I have done it with a woman who had her identity stolen and it worked.

As it appears you are not talking to the real Martin Laurent, after you've researched more, confront who you are talking with. It'll take a little time and they'll deny all you say and call you a liar.

Just keep asking the same questions and do not give up. You'll repeat yourself again and again but they'll bluff, lie and get angry with you. Soon, you can start tripping them up on their lies and if you've left a message for the real Martin Laurent you may also have a response asking who you are and what the message is all about.

If you read other pages in the Nigerian scam section on this site by me you can see many different ways I have exposed them for who they really are and that may help too.

Good luck.

Aug 25, 2020
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Daniel oliver
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the reply! I’ve blocked and reported him on hangouts.

How did he steal your identity and how to avoid this?

Aug 24, 2020
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Daniel Oliver?
by: Anonymous

Yes I know Daniel Oliver. He is a scammer working out of Nigeria and steals peoples identities and steals peoples money.

He is not to be trusted and knows how to tell lies.

he stole $20,000 from me over several months.

Run before your bank and heart are emptied

Aug 24, 2020
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Eric Jeff William
by: Biggles777

Hello

Eric Jeff William is a Nigerian pretending to be a contract oil rig worker for the US Government on the game WWF2.

Says he is from Germany and moved to Miami FLA. He is currently not on the rig and has no children. His picture is of a man with thin grey hair and a goatee. A selfie with rocks and the sea in the background.

Lost his wife in a car accident some years ago and is 53.

Aug 24, 2020
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Calling out a scammer
by: Anonymous

I have decided that I'm going to call out my guy on this scam of his, but how do I do that?

I did a background check on him and everything about him including his cell no is real. Even the employment check was confirmed as I called the Cruise Liner he claimed to work for. They have a call center no on there website and I checked. He she does work there.

He is from Oklahoma and he does have a daughter named Lisa, but why in Gods name would he ask me for money? Can it be that the real Martin Laurent's identity was stolen and now some guy in Nigeria or God knows where is pretending to be him to scam idiots like me?

Aug 24, 2020
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Florida man
by: Anonymous

Total BS. Don't fall for it. He's a scammer.

Aug 24, 2020
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Help please
by: Anonymous

I am talking to a guy who says his name is john Huston from Miami Florida and he is in Sweden now and he wants to claim his goods so he can get his check and come home. He said before they will release his goods he has to pay taxes on them.

Has anyone come across him and if so please let me know. He did send me pictures of his home in Florida. He says his wife and daughter were killed in a automobile accident and says he is 68 years old

Aug 23, 2020
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Song prefect
by: Anonymous

That was our song Prefect! I was his only love Mark Roy is his name, that’s what I was told. His on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone know my guy?

Aug 23, 2020
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Daniel Oliver - anyone know this name?
by: Anonymous

Daniel Oliver working as an engineer on a oil rig in the Mediterranean Sea. 2 beautiful young kids, divorced from addicted wife (love of his life) 5 years ago. After getting connected on Tinder his account was deleted the minute we contacted on WhatsApp.

When I read the warning here and wanted to see him he asked me to use hangouts. Short video call Where I saw the man from the pictures but in a laptop screen and now by phone? No sound, disconnected before I could really see him well. Bad connection.

Later in he did sent a lot of pics of him: present, past with parents (who both died). And a house he has bought but the pictures were like an interior from a elderly person, not someone with young kids. Magazines on a coffee table, pictures which I couldn’t get clear enough. But didn’t look like with kids.

And 3 different kitchens: one previous sent With a modern light kitchen, then starting with a black interior and several pics of the house with a white interior kitchen.

He comes online the same times and has to start working same times, gets back from the shift same times.

Not asking me for anything yet, I think building confidence?

Can’t be found in social media, neither can any of the pics he did sent.

Who knows this name?:

Aug 22, 2020
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Lucas Fredrik Jakob
by: Anonymous

Met on a dating website. Said he was working in my city. After a few weeks he was asked to work a project about 2 hours away. A couple weeks later he had to go to Texas for training. Covid played a part too.

Then won a contract To maintain an oil rig in the North Sea. Single father. Engaged originally but she left him and her son during hard times. From Norway. Mother remarried an American and has half brother in NY. Came to US and brother helped him get into the biz.

Independent mechanical engineer. Wants to start new company with BIL in NY, LA or Miami. Father has passed away. Raised by uncle in Norway. Posed as a super sweet man, always concerned and asking how I was. Frequent texts and hour + phone calls. Texts and voice matches.

Some English problems but ok from someone who just arrived from Norway 3 years ago. He asked me to pray for these contracts. He sent a photo of a signed contract for 6+ million. Talked and texted for 5 months. Never asked for money but there was an accident on the oil rig he would have to take care of and I’m sure that’s where it was going.

Called him out on the scam and he admitted to it. I never sent money. He never asked. Everything seemed true but I had a "feeling". Yes I feel dumb and victimized and vulnerable but please use reverse imaging.

It will tell you all you need to know.

Aug 22, 2020
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Dr Paul Kennedy
by: Biggles777

Hello

You are right to have doubts which is why you've asked here. I do not know Dr Paul Kennedy but I've posted about Dr Alex Ramos an American for the UN in Syria. You can read at the link below;

https://www.watchforscams.com/alex-ramos-united-nations-syria-israel-doctor-scam.html

The United Nations has very limited to no staff in Syria since around 2014. They made a list of hospitals and medical camps which were then targeted by Syrian forces and bombed or attacked.

Your greatest red flag is that the United Nations do not currently have any doctors in Syria. You are being told lies. That he is from Ghana too is another flag.

Have a look at this link I found on Quora

https://www.quora.com/Are-there-UN-doctors-in-Syria

The article starts with this quote;

Are there UN doctors in Syria?

NO. The UN has no medical facilities in Syria, there are some NGO’s operating there but since the Syrian offensive, many of those have pulled back to either Kurd held areas in Iraq or across the Turkish borders.

I'm sorry to say the person you are talking with is not a United Nations doctor in Syria.

If asked for financial assistance do not pay unless you have met in person beforehand.

Good luck

Aug 22, 2020
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Dr Paul Kennedy
by: Anonymous

After reading your information I am feeling very vulnerable. I thought I was an intelligent woman. Have you heard of a Dr Paul Kennedy, a Surgeon now in Syria who was sent urgently from Ghana With the United Nations

Aug 20, 2020
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Marine engineer from California on oil rig in Belgium
by: Anonymous

He said his name was Cole Graham from Los Angeles, California, but was working as a marine engineer on an oil rig in the North Sea (near Brussels). He contacted me via a Social section of the Wheel of Fortune website. He said his father died in the Vietnam War when he was 5 and his mother died when he was 13.

He claimed to be an orphan raised by a nanny. Story gets worse. His wife of 20 years died of leukemia and he Has been a widower (age 57) for 5 years with a 10 year old daughter. He sent very romantic music videos from YouTube and claimed to be a religious man and that trust was important for him in a relationship. And he claimed that I was his soulmate and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He had an accent and said his mother was from Belgium.

He started by asking for Amazon gift cards in the amount of $100 to help him restore his WiFi on the oil rig. He also wanted to get bitcoins to help him buy books to help him target a dangerous sound on the rig. He even went as far as to tell me that he was scared he would die that night because the oil rig would probably blow up.
He last begged for $5000 + to secure paperwork and retirement with the assistance of an attorney for the oil company. I did not send him this amount! He said he had been on the rig since February and that a private plane was scheduled to bring him back to the states in the next week or so.

I suspected that he was a scammer when he first requested the gift cards. But he is very convincing. I found some of the pictures he sent on YouTube yesterday and confronted him about this.

And, I have not heard from him since indicating that I did not have the resources to send him a spare $5000.

Watch out - he is a very smooth communicator - even though he is probably bilingual (French and English). His phone and two of his gmail accounts are not traceable.

Aug 20, 2020
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Oil Rig Scammer
by: Anonymous

My guy works on an oil rig in Canada and has two daughters who live with their aunt in Washington state. Can't send selfies or talk on the phone because cell phones are forbidden on oil rigs. I have called him out twice but says trust is a very important part of a relationship.

Says hes a widower and grew up in Sweden. Uses common Nigerian phrases like so sorry, I slept off last night. Will fall asleep every night while texting. Says he lives in Jupiter Florida and his contract ends at the end of the month and we will get to meet.

He meets all the qualifications of a catfisher but has not asked for money yet. Just waiting for it!!! He says his name is Dennis Hugo.

Aug 20, 2020
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Not Who You Desire
by: Anonymous

Doesnt matter where you met them they are every
where. Seeking the innocent to hurt. They are sheep in wolves clothing. Good Looks on the Outside and malice on the Inside

Dont fall for their stories. All have the same one. Only you can help. Kind hearted fall for it so be Attentive and Alert to Every Word, pic, and all they do. They are sitting in a crowded room with a Script looking for next kind soul

Aug 20, 2020
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oil rig in Germany
by: Anonymous

His name is Harry Coleman, widower, wife died 2 years ago from cancer. Self employed independent contractor underwater welder engineer who has to be on an oil rig in 1 month then he will be back home in California.

Originally said he moved from Texas to California but today mentioned he moved from New York because of betrayal of a friend. He is an only child, brought up in Spain by his late grandfather, moved to the USA to live with his parents but they are now both dead. He hasn't been in a serious relationship since his wife of 7 years died and in less than a week I am the perfect woman for him.

I fell for all this till when he asked for money today because he couldn't access his account in Europe but he has been there for over a month. That was my "Aha" moment.

Anyone heard of this guy? Of course he made me use Hangouts and when I called him, he literally rushed me off the phone. I finally made him give me his number today and the pictures it showed for the person registered to that number is nothing like the pics he send me

Aug 20, 2020
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Donald Gilbert
by: Anonymous

Donald Gilbert, is a oil rig engineer in Vancouver. As he said, he is dutch. But He is living on the rig right now because of a contract. He has his own company, but there is no company website or Linkedin profile. He sent some photos with hi daughter 11-13 years old.

You can use reverse imaging apps to search such photos. His wife died in a car accident. So he is a widower.

He asks you to buy apple/ itunes card or wants moneygram for his daughters birthday. He is so polite. His camera photo is broken. Ooh we met in ‘simule’ app: singing platform:))). Be careful!

Aug 19, 2020
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