Oil Rig engineer for dating scam

by Nancy
(USA)

I had a fun time with my scammer. We were both on a dating site and he quicky asked me to jump over to Yahoo and use regular email so I set up a bogus account on Yahoo and also gmail, and Installed the chat.

His profile was pretty good. Widowed, one child , age 15 however, once we got to regular email his emails were very choppy. Broken English. He said he was self Employed oil rig engineer in Houston, Tx with 8 men working with him.

He right away fell madly in love with me and told me how great a kisser he was. He asked for my snail address to send me a card but what I got was a dozen long stem Roses, a teddy bear and a box of Candy.

Every morning there was a heart poem.

Every Day I did an ip search and boy this guy traveled!

Nigeria, Spain, London, Dublin Ireland.

I was getting bored with him so I told him I was very poor and I had nothing to offer him. That didn't work so then when he told me after Christmas he would come and visit me but he wasn't in the state and that was the bye bye. I showed him a copy of his ip trace..he said I would die - be killed.

The picture he posted was awsome. He never asked for money, I thought I was always a step ahead of him.

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Nov 13, 2018
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Jonathan Sellers, Jonathan Lester, etc.
by: Not in love any more

I spent a lot of last year on this site. I lost a lot of money to these creatures. Mine had at least 3 accomplices. One was a woman with a bad lisp. He played me January thru August of 2017.

I was warned he would come back on Hangouts a year later. He DID almost to the exact day.

I decided to play with the monster for 2 months this time. He started with a very elaborate story about being stuck in Australia. He told me he had money coming and wanted me to help him by providing my credit card number front and back so his company could load it.

I told him I filed bankruptcy on account of him. I no longer had any credit. That sorry POS was so understanding. He figured out that if I gave him my banking information, the company could put it in my account.

I can't believe how awful these "people" are!

I am NO longer trusting of anyone!

Ladies...please protect your heart and your money!

Thanks, Steve...you're a peach!

[Steve: Thank you ;-)]

Nov 12, 2018
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Scott Piero
by: Anonymous

Scott Piero, has a son 9 and 19 and will meet me. His birthday is dec 2, he is 61 works on a rig and lives in Texas. I sent him a $25 google card because he sent me flowers. He blocked me off his hangout account because he got mad I wouldn’t send him $1000 for his workers to buy food because securities was on board. He calls and talks some days more than others. I reported him to FBI . Watch out for Scott Piero, Scammer he is using another mans picture and his number is +1 (832) 844-2449 and he is still trying to get money

I’ve been witnessing him about the Bible as I am a Jehovah witness. It’s funny we pray together. Lol

Nov 11, 2018
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Wwf catfish
by: Anonymous

The comments in this forum are truly scary. I didn’t part with any money but certainly do not want my email hacked. Surely there are laws being broken here? Why is it so easy to make up false names and steal photos.

I don’t want to stop my games but the whole episode stinks. I do believe other women have been taken in and have parted with money. This surely is fraud.

Nov 10, 2018
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To the lady who played WWF and thinks she is scamming him on hangouts
by: Anonymous

First off if you look up Hangouts they get you there so they can get your IP address and use it. They can get most of your information on Hangouts and use it. So No you are not playing him if you are your playing each other. If he has your phone number he is probably using it to get stuff by ordering.

My Scammer got me good by going to hangouts and I will never do that again. I closed my account on hangouts for that reason. Hangouts is located I believe out of Canada and they do nothing about all the information that a person steals on your profile. Be careful.

You THINK you are playing him but believe me he is most likely sitting back laughing. These scammers know their stuff and they stop at nothing. If they say they are on the Gulf NOT TRUE. Call the company they will tell you the same thing.

Take care and God Bless.

Nov 10, 2018
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Widower with child
by: Anonymous

Your story is the same as mine, different name but identical. Eventually admitted it, then called himself George from Ghana but still the lies came. Reckoned he was an intelligent man with a degree and little choice. Still claimed he was so ashamed to be doing this but still wanted money for a phone to talk to me.

He got angry with me because I stalled sending it saying I was trying to shame him. Got his revenge by hacking my email and sent vile porn to all my contacts from me.

Scum of the earth, all of them.

Nov 09, 2018
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Scammer on Words for Friends leads to Hangout
by: Anonymous

So I am having a nice time playing some guy who became friends with me on Words with Friends- Antonio Pasquale. Poor guy doesn't know what he is in for as I will really make him regret becoming friends with me.

Nov 08, 2018
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They’ve made it to Instagram
by: Lucy C

"Thomas Brian" is from Sweden originally, has a husky dog, works offshore in Louisiana. IG: thomas_brian09. He did have a short video of him with a husky, but no accent noted. He also had many pics but seemed to be different people in them!

Strangely enough he only messaged me at the same time as "Sgt Benjamin Garret" from the US ARMY currently stationed in Afghanistan IG: sgt_garret

He wrote pages of love notes three days after he introduced himself on Instagram. Including one that was copied from the internet and edited LOL

Nov 08, 2018
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Adrian Willaims
by: Kim

Contacted me out of the blue on instagram. From Alabama but on an oil rig in the gulf of mexico. He had pictures and facebook but someone made a comment on one of his facebook photos that he was a fake.

After a week of speaking he is in love with me and wants me to be a mom to his 14 year old daughter.

BE CAREFUL!!!! :)

Nov 07, 2018
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James Williams
by: Anonymous

James Willams is a scammer.

Hey ladies post their phones number and harasse them, but block your number!

Nov 06, 2018
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Widower with child petrochemical engineer
by: Anonymous

He goes by Andy Oscar Johnson and sometimes calls himself 10-10 because he says he was born on Oct 10 from Oslo Norway. He says hes appx 50. I supposedly met him when he was 49. He may go by several names besides the 2 I just gave. Now I must admit...hes GOOD! I'm considered a very attractive woman with no problems obtaining a man but after experiencing a bad breakup and tired of the dating scene recently I fell volunerable to this creep.

Just when I was praying for God to send me a good man, the devil must've heard me too. Not even a month later I thought I had the sign and I went with it. I knew better and didnt listen to my inner voice, so Lesson learned. Let me describe this heartless, ratchet demon who found my email info on Meetup and contacted me. He wasnt totally my type but okay looking. Hes a supposedly independent petrochemical engineer currently won a contract in Alaska.

A widower from Norway who lost his wife to cancer with a 14-15 yr old male child. He has a strong accent. Hes sweet and romantic. He can come on strong most times saying that hes in love and has already told his mother about you. Hes adamant about you being his love, his angel, his dream come true. He addresses you by sweatheart, baby, my love. His favorite words - You're the best in the world, I dont know what I'd do without you. You are God sent, I love you so much. I cant live this life without you now.

He was looking for a good woman he could call a best friend and possibly the love of his life, travel the world and spoil to the core when hes done with the project. He will stop you from any projects you're doing because he wants to fix, complete, decorate, etc. Of course after he completed his private onshore/offshore contract.

He will send offshore pics of the engineering project but hes not in any of them. He stops you from spending money only because he sees you spending what he wants. The only image I could find of him online is on Twitter in a suit leaning against a small table. Looked like he was at a wedding. White male, about 6'3, blue eyes, dark brown hair,slightly balding in front just a little, no facial hair. He will send pics of him in a suit, dressed down in nice active wear, a lot of selfie shots in places other than real time.

So, I am also a victim of a scam. I wish I had known of this site sooner. Everything I've read on this site sends me flags. It seems that several of you are speaking to the same guy with various names.

He sent me the flowers, and the excuses. I dropped my phone in the water off the side of a boat that's why my number changed, you complete me romantic texts, phone sex is intense and claims to be hung lol! Sweet poems await your email when you awake, poems before the night is done and voice messages that were reassuring, perfect love songs he sent me, he'd even sung to me.

He would say the equipment broke down and he had to lay 45k but now something else went wrong. Workers walking off the job because he cant pay them. He gave me a user name and password directing me to a website to show he had funds (millions) in an account he couldnt readily get to. He says he'll pay whatever loans I can obtain from anyone with interest.

He will make promises of spoiling you, marriage in the near future, he wants you to forget about anyone who's ever hurt you etc. I became weary when there were excuses of why he couldn't make a visit and when he mentioned that he hadn't felt such strong love for any woman since his wife died. He will say he got sick and was in the hospital as an excuse of why he couldnt call for days.

How ashamed he felt when he cant pay you back but he will make it right as soon as he gets his final payment from the government for the project. He will claim his strong faith in Chritianity. Hes only been with one woman (his wife) and he sees only you and a family in the future. He will find the person with a kind heart and make them feel so sorry for him.

I should've cut him off after the 2nd time he requested $ and cried out for help as the signs were there because I asked him not to ever ask for $ again and he apologized and in the next breath there was something else urgent going wrong with the project.

I also started to see repetitious emails he sent like a copy and paste as he forgot he already sent in a previous email a whole back. Sometimes He's in Vietnam ordering supplies or somewhere he cant get to money and he needs you to send it to his interpreter. He will text you or email you when he asks for $ because he says he feels so much shame that it overwhelms him to ask in person but when he knows a wire is going out he will be on the phone calling & assisting you in every way he can. Then he will follow up with a call & finally that sweet email with the deepest gratitude and love.

Thank God he didnt bankrupt me but he got at least 15k which is a lot. Although he didnt get my last it was a lesson learned. I'm sure God has a special place for heartless people like him and he will get no less than what he deserves. I finally opened my eyes and got the sign a little late. Thats my fault but for sure it will never happen again. Pray and listen not to man but to all of those red flags and God put in you way.

Our intuition rarely ever fails us as we just have to be open to listen. I failed because I was tired of dating and wanted this man to be the one. I guess I literally $paid$ for what I wanted to hear so dont be quick to dismiss the signs. Know that anyone who loves you wont take your last $ and wont put you in a bind for their own selfish reasons and if he/she cant make their presence known and prove to you who they are than it is exactly what it is...a beautiful, fantastic lie!

Don't get bamboozled like I and many others have. I pray and hope this helps others who may be possibly looking for answers. Be blessed and dont worry as he probably has many faces, and I will put his pics out there so people will know hes a scam.

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Nov 06, 2018
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Patrickbillyjoe is a horrible love scammer
by: Anonymous

Almost everything is similar. Independent contractor working in the Gulf of Mexico. Divorced six year ago. A faithful Christian. Having a married daughter living in Atlanta. His late mother left a huge inheritance in Germany. Worked for Exxon oils last year to earn 1.9
million. Having an instagram Account @patrickbillyjoe as well as Twitter Account.

Having a google Account Patrickbillyjoe41@gmail.com.

This Person Is A Terrible Love Scammer !!!!!

Blocked Him immediately!!!

Nov 05, 2018
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Richard E Grant Lookalike?
by: Anonymous

I have a friend who has just met someone online that seems to match all of these characteristics of scammers. I am curious about the Richard E Grant look alike character. Do you have a pic you could send me privately or post to see if he is the same guy who sent her a pic that matches him as well? Not sure how to do that?

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Nov 04, 2018
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'Dashing" Oil Rig Consultant
by: Anonymous

We met on Hinge, his name is Edward Sanchez, or Edward Noble or Ralph Sanchez. He has a fake Facebook profile under Edward Sanchez. Claims he is Portuguese American, living in Vancouver. His cell is a Toronto based number but can be traced to Nigeria. Fake company website:

www.edbestcont.com and also stole the identity of two "employees" on his site. His photos are all stolen from someone not on social media or sites.

Reported to Hinge, where he had 3 different profiles going, 1 in Vancouver, 2 in Victoria. Texted for 2 weeks and I told him not to text me after the first week as we were to meet and of course didn't. I live in Vancouver so anyway he called me twice to convince me he was really interested, but working on a big deal with Shell Oil. I called him out when I found his other dating profile which he denied. Blocked him and reported to all the sites I could.

He was also on OK Cupid for a spelling under "Eddie". He is "friending" self employed women on FB all over the world.

Nov 04, 2018
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Micheal Charles
by: Anonymous

How do we post pictures? I think it would be great if we could.

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Nov 04, 2018
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Scammer said born in Germany
by: Anonymous

Met on words with friends. Had picture of himself with 2 stuffed polar bears and said he worked on an oil rig in Shanghai, China and lived in a cabin on the rig.

Quite a talker, sweet and looking for older "mature" woman. Said saw my picture and I was that "woman".

Watch out for Davide Wagner. Born in Germany and had 12 year old son who lived with his mother in Germany, and said his wife left him when his son was 2 years old.

Scammer talked on words for about a week then one day text me and ask for $500 "please Dear"
that rang a bell and I knew he was full of BS
and he sent me a Rose in a glass Dome.

Do not fall for his BS.

Nov 03, 2018
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Richard E Grant lookalike
by: Anonymous

Hi. Just to add he is still out there. Met on mingle dating site, 3 days ago/profile name Thomashook, e mail Thomas Marshall Snr, another alias - James frank Derrick.

Same story wife dead, only has one daughter Sarah.
Engineer on oil rigs offshore mediterranean. Totally dangerous person. Sends paragraphs describing the relationship he is looking for ie
the perfect earth companion (ha ha).

I told him I was a cop and he sent me an email in broken English. So on behalf of everyone who was hurt by him or other scammers - im only going to let him know im on my private jet as a surprise and going to visit him. Hope he keeps the landing pad clear.

Take care everyone never give your money, you need it for yourself.

Nov 02, 2018
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Michael Crawford
by: Anonymous

Michael Crawford is a scammer. I talked to him for six months and he kept telling me he needed money to get to the states. His name was Donald Hedlund when I was talking to him. Only child, no parents, no siblings, no relatives. Wife died in child birth. Had no kids then.

Get rid of him. He wanted my banking information for the embassy to deposit a check. The embassy was BS too. Save yourself, block him. He’s a smooth talker, very romantic. Loves to do sexting.

He is a scammer. One excuse after another for not being able to get home. It’s a sure sign, red flag. Always excuses. They are all the same.

Block them all.

Nov 02, 2018
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Is He Fake Or Real?
by: Anonymous

I am typing this to a woman. Are you Crazy? Didn't you read all these postings? He is a FAKE. First sign, sea in Iran, give me a break, always at some sea where you can't reach them. Always has a kid somewhere, always needs money.

Facebook, that profile could be a fake. Did you ask to be his friend on facebook? Do It. He won't answer or he set it up. I had one put the fake person on Linkendin. I thought it was the real person. I tried to contact him. After I found the real person on facebook. He was a reporter in Jordan. All pictures taken of his family.

DONT SEND MONEY!! HE IS A FAKE. LISTEN TO ME, IT WON'T END THERE. SOMETHING ELSE WILL HAPPEN. YOU WILL NEVER SEE HIM OR YOU MONEY EVER AGAIN.

Nov 02, 2018
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Kelvin Jordan
by: Cj

I talked to this guy on Instagram but using a different name. Got him to admit he was a scammer. He is Nigerian and 33. He even sent his picture but then immediately deleted it. His real name is Paul (in English). Kelvin is used a lot by the Nigerians.

Two first names should be a red flag and of his sentences starting with Am. Your guy is a scammer so block him.

Nov 02, 2018
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Anyone know Kelvin Jordan?
by: Freedancer

I recently struck up an Instagram conversation with a gentleman named Kelvin Joedan. He claims to be a geologist who works on an oil rig in Alaska but is from Houston TX. He hasn't asked for money yet but uses "Hello Dear" and often slips into broken English as well which are red flags.

Have any of you had dealings with him?? I have written the company he claims to work for and asked if they have anyone employed there with that name. I also wrote my ex who is in oil and gas to see if he can find out anything.

If any of you can tell me info on this guy, please do. Thank you.

Nov 02, 2018
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Is he fake or real
by: Anonymous

This guys name is Michael Crawford and he is 58 working out in the sea in Iran and has a 15 year old son in the UK . he is ASKING FOR 1,000 to get back to the states. How do I find out if he is real or not?

His Facebook says he was a member since 2013

Nov 02, 2018
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Eric Richard - Surgeon on Oil Rig
by: Anonymous

This guy is a 47y.o. widowed and divorced with 2 kids, 14 & 17; originally from Spain, based in UK and now working on an oil rig in Gulf of Mexico.

We met in WeChat and later on chatted on Facebook, and he also uses google hangouts email eric20richard200@gmail.com

Speaks very good English and has shown to be very caring; but asking the same set of questions every morning and evening. After we talked for 2 weeks, he started asking for financial support for his son’s exam and project fee of GBP2500 in the UK.

I did not and will never send money.

Nov 01, 2018
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James Williams
by: Anonymous

Sounds like my scammer. Long text messages and emails. I love you honey and baby. he had broken English and was from Italy. Widowed and has a daughter in college and needs to send her money and I did. Now his equipment broke down on the rig and he needs 15,000!!!!!

I turned over to authorities his number which is 628 203 9171 so beware of him.

Nov 01, 2018
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Photos
by: Anonymous

How do you take their picture and find out who it really is?

Nov 01, 2018
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Michael Charled
by: Anonymous

This one could be my scammer, except his name was Charles Bothmann, only this time using his first name as his last name. Admitted to me he is a scammer.

So beware, Michael Charles probably is a scammer.

Oct 31, 2018
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NC Scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone received anything from a Micheal Charles? Has a 15 year old son and lives in Charlotte,NC. Widowed and son is at a boarding school.

Uses the email mac1527373@gmail.com.

Oct 30, 2018
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David Morgan
by: Anonymous

David Morgan is one of these scammers and some guy named Tucker

Oct 27, 2018
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The man who scammed me
by: Wiser Now

My scammer stole Doug Blevins pictures off Facebook. Doug Blevins is a realtor in Fort Lauderdale FL USA.

@jefreynorman
@Jakewaller60
@jeffblak01

are the same so if you Google image search and ask for Doug Blevins you see the images. Doug is 60.

I @Foundinfl is the Twitter account for Doug. The scammers have used him on many sites - probably ten or more and the amount of money scammed is in the high tens of thousands and maybe 70 thousand this year off his picture.

You can look him up too on Youtube and ask for Doug Blevins either singing or as a realtor and you can see his pictures.

Oct 26, 2018
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Arc Daniel
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about this man I feel your pain or should I say anger. My credit is ruined due to being scammed and one thing I found is no one cares. It stinks because I had good credit until my scammer came along.

Oct 25, 2018
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Arc Daniel comment
by: Anonymous

I'm a senior and was scammed 3yrs ago for the first time. I am still in debt and will be for a while. I get horrible spam X rated stuff. I have had many friend requests and I have had 13 more since that try. Don't trust anyone or anything you don't know.

If you are online as I was they write real good. In fact one was named James McMillan. He took me right off the site and asked for money. I learned my lesson.

I just don't trust anyone anymore. I only stick to my location now. I don't see where I can look at the pictures. I put all mine thru Tineye, then google image search. Good luck to you and all of us men and women.

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Oct 25, 2018
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JIM MARINO
by: Cj

If he is asking for iTunes card he is a scammer

Oct 25, 2018
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Arc Daniel
by: Anonymous

A guy asked to friend me on 8/14/18. He had a pic and his name was Arc Daniel. Supposedly a widower, Caucasian, 63, New York. He took a 9 month contract on an oil rig off New York city. He claims he owns a gold business. Later he mentions he sells cell phones as well for extra money. He attempted twice to connect. He claimed his wife was killed in a car accident 2 years ago.

When I finally accepted he changed Arc Daniel to James McMillian. I asked him about it and he said Arc Daniel was his nickname. He was really smooth and texted me mornings and night. He started the I love you very soon. He then started asking if I could help him out since he couldnt get off rig. He wanted me to open some checks so he could pay some bills.

Gullible me did so. He then wanted me to purchase Google Play cards. I made payments on cards and let them clear and then he had me buy more. He then did unauthorized payments, not once but twice on one card. He claimed his bank account had been hacked.

He said it had never happened before but his accounts were paid and unauthorized by different bank accounts to the tune of almost $3,000 which I am now liable for.

I blew up and texted him screaming and crying. He listened and promised he would make good soon. He blocked me and then deleted his facebook account.

I have a telephone # he messaged me on 917-231-8514. I looked it up and Its a number associated with Arch Wireless corp. I have reported it to facebook, and FTC. I do have the pictures he sent me.

I dont know what to do. I posted a complaint on Yelp about the scam. That day, after I posted, I received 10 or 15 Friend requests. So I dont know what was going on. I rejected them. Im a senior with limited income and it dropped my credit score by 90 points. I will be paying payments on these accounts and will be trying to repair my credit rating.

I had to cancel all cards and have them reissued. I would like to post a picture I saved to warn people. One of the cards got paid by a person in Kentucky by the name of Janet Sherrow. I dont know if she was part of the scam or a new victim.

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Oct 25, 2018
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To Wiser Now
by: Anonymous

TO WISER NOW!! Can you describe what your scammer looks like? Sounds like mine. Took my savings & heart. Dreamed of meeting him. Something always happened & he needed money. He was good looking, well built & romantic. He has white hair, 70ish. His picture is on WWF's. Greg001243.

I know of two other ladies he scammed & one diverted by watch for scams. Wish I would have now about this site before I gave him money.

Oct 25, 2018
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Does anyone recognize the name JIM MARINO
by: Anonymous

HELLO, I have been talking to a JIM MARINO, jimarino1@aol.com and he has sent me three pictures of a nice man. We have been talking for over a month and he says he has a house in Georgia, USA and is now working on a rig in Alaska.

He is asking for a $100 ITUNES card. He says he was working in California before having to go to Alaska.

Oct 24, 2018
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of a potential scammer using the name Frederick Scott, who claims to be older than he looks. A nice looking bald man, short beard, working aboard a rig.

Oct 24, 2018
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Search names on Instagram and Facebook
by: Anonymous

I'm pretty sure my attempted scammer is not intelligent enough to know that having multiple names using the same photos is a clue that he is a scammer.

Attractive bald man with a beard, and Facebook accounts with 3 different names.

Some of the photos are youthful and the guy he stole the photos from looks like he might be gay.
Marcel Giovanni Morgan and David Brown Morgan profiles can be seen by searching Facebook. Check to see if he is your scammer. He has at least 3 Instagram accounts with pics.

Oct 23, 2018
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Robert Lucas Gim
by: Deborah Leichner

I encourage everyone to repost these scams. In addition to posting here, contact a federal cyber crime agency and be prepared to give them as much information as you can, including emails. I did this. I also told my story to my friends and family on face book. I shared the story and pictures and asked them to share it publicly.

Not just among friends. It was an embarrassment to me but I was not going to let these scammers get away with this and find another person to hurt. I was angry and filing a complaint and making a post was a good way to get back and also save friends and family from getting caught up in a scam as well.

Many friends contacted me later to say that they were scammed as well but too embarrassed to tell anyone about it.

REPORT THEM AND EXPOSE THEM. At least they won't be able to use the same pictures, which were probably stolen anyways. They have my picture, and I am sure they will be trying to use that somewhere!

Oct 23, 2018
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Looking for pictures
by: Help me prove him

I am seeking pictures of James, the man I am talking too. He has only sent me one photo, that of "him" in what appears to be a restaurant or bar, balding, handsome, glasses, and a necklace.

His story is that of working on an oil rig, from overseas, has two kids that stay in the states with the nanny because his wife has passed away.

If you have a similar story and a picture for comparison, can you please email it to alottadot@gmail.com.

Thank you

Oct 23, 2018
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Nancy
by: Anonymous

That’s all good that you didn’t get scammed but have some compassion for us that did. I thought this was a site to report scams not to be scolded

Oct 23, 2018
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ALWAYS ASK TO VIDEO CHAT!!!!
by: Anonymous

Update on Comment Title:Victor Gonzalez IG @_victorb2b

I google every person's photo that contacts me. I found the "real" guy's picture my scammer was using, told him what was going on and now we are friends. LOL. He said he has reported about 15 accounts (I helped him with a few) that have used his photos. He is a real rig engineer, married with a beautiful family & does live IG videos of the beautiful ocean and posts photography often.

It was hard to see the real him at first but as time has gone by, it's gotten easier and I'm glad it happened. There is always something good that comes out of life's challenges. :) I was a lucky one that never sent any money but he was trying.

If any of you meet someone online & they want you to switch to another site to chat, be sure to tell them that you want to VIDEO CHAT with them. If they are real, they will video chat with you!! Otherwise they will make excuses. You need to see them LIVE and in action. I even had one laugh "LOL" when I told him "only if you video chat with me". Never heard from him again.

Unfortunately for many, it will be too late by the time you read this but hopefully it can help someone.

Oct 22, 2018
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Scammers
by: Cj

Yes these scammers are sickening. The stories are all the same. You would think they would change them up a bit. Please ladies don't fall for their sob stories. They don't care a thing about you.

Oct 22, 2018
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He is the one
by: Wiser Now

I was on Twitter about six months when he came along. At the time I was trying to figure out what to do with the last quarter of Life and was very lonely and wanting Adventure but was just working and I was also trying to be a responsible person and save for my future as the experts say you should have a 20-year cushion of retirement savings so I was doing my part to be assertive and prepare for the future.

Jeff Blake came to me and was very very friendly and just started opening up conversations. I was feeling pretty good physically and I started responding to conversations he did ask me if I had children and he asked me about my situation. I told him a little bit but not a lot. But then one day he got very friendly towards me and he sent me information that he was an oil rigger engineer in the Shetland Islands north of the UK on a rig in the North Sea.

He explained that he was a supervisor running a crew 40 of men and that he was about 3/4 way with his project and that he also happened to be from the same state as I about 35 miles away and the more he would talk the more interesting I was since it was so close and his Avatar pictures were so handsome that I started responding in a very positive way towards him.

Then we started chatting everyday but just small talk at first and then it started getting sweet then started getting romantic and I found myself thinking about this individual during the day as he was starting to consume my thoughts and I started having Daydreams about this individual with his image in my mind was romantic and he started sending messages and I was being consumed with it.

About 3 months into it he asked for water on the rig as their water is not safe to drink and he needed bottle water of about 200 cases shipped over and it was for his men he said. So I went and shipped enough money to an agent to ship him 200 cases of bottled water for his men and after they received them these men were so so happy they were just singing happily drinking water on the rig because the water is no longer contaminated.

A month later and he requested in and he contacted me and he said that one of his men did not Grease the crane and that it was broken and that he needed Parts shipped as soon as possible so he could complete his contract and him being an engineer he had to sign and extend his credit limit. I Bartered with him back and forth for about 2 weeks for the reasons why I think that he could have borrowed money from his man or borrowed money from his Aunt somewhere else but after about 2 weeks he finally convinced me to wire a company in Daly City San Francisco California $10,000.

After a week he said he received the parts in his shipment but he then needed 9000 more dollars for technicians to fly in from Scotland to repair the crane so at this time I was really in deep and thick and so I felt like I had to complete the job so he could get his check and he did promise many times to pay me back with interest.

But before his check was deposited into the bank he was in a hotel room and needed hotel fare and then airfare to travel.

All along I thought that he was a real man and that the image I was talking to was real and that he was going to come and meet me and that we would start dating and courting and learning about each other and starting a relationship. I wasn't just going to jump into things real fast and once he arrived in the states I would do research but one day I found a tweet that said it's so and so. So I went to the Twitter address and oh my God I found the images that the man had been using on me for many many months.

Then I contacted the real man in the picture who is a business man in Fort Lauderdale FL and told him. He said that many times his images were stolen and used by scammers.

At this time I knew I was a victim of an oil rig engineer scam. I found this site and some other victims contacted me and joined some groups that help some but it is a very lonely walk and my money taken that has taken me over ten years to save is gone and I have suffered grief from being lied to, stolen from, and a broken heart. It will take five more years to save it back at double amounts and now I spend time trying to get something done but it seems Twitter and Facebook don't honor victims and they don't pull profiles quick and they do not send comfort or help and when we go to sleep who sees the tears and uncertainty but God.

This is a real true story one year after he took my money and I am not on my feet yet and still grieving but also there are bright days trust is a issue and I have not talked much with any man since.

But maybe some day I will find love but I do not want a oil rig engineer at all - maybe I will look for a therapist.

Oct 22, 2018
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Scammed by Robert Lucas Gim
by: Deborah Leichner

Scammed by Robert Lucas Gim from LAKELAND, COLORADO. Has a gmail account and uses "Hangouts" to communicate. Also his "daughter" Lisa1lisa2000@gmail.com claims to be an engineer on an oil rig near Scotland. Claiming to be German widower with a 16 yr old daughter in boarding school in Colorado. Says he is a private contractor on a rig. Used words with friends 2 to find me. Asked many questions about my beliefs, and said he believed the same.

Sent me poems and music and many lovely words to capture my heart. Spoke with me day and night for one week and claimed poor connections to be the reason for the breaks in conversations. Sent me 3 or 4 pictures of him and asked for my pictures too. Even sent a short video of himself at a work party.

Asked for iTunes gift cards once for 200.00 because he needed to use it for work paperwork. I fell for that but then he asked for 800.00 more and flags went up and started to wave. He was very persistent even when I did not send any more money and he talked of meeting me, getting married, etc. and called me his wife.

Oct 22, 2018
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To: Real or Fake
by: Anonymous

I must say that I am surprised you would need to ask if this person is real or fake. You were already scammed out of money and have had 13 different scammers contact you. If he says he is on an oil rig he is FAKE. It does not matter if it takes him two days, two weeks or two months, or even longer, eventually he will ask for an Itunes gift card, money for repairs, money to feed his workers as the supply company will no longer deliver food and water because he did not pay the bill.

Or, he has a package of gold and jewelry to send you but YOU have to pay the funds to get it delivered. But, don't forget, it is worth MILLIONS. Or, he has a sick child. Or he dropped his wallet over the side and it is in the ocean and there went all his credit cards. Or he has no access to the internet to contact his bank but yet he is playing Words with Friends, or is on HANGOUTS or Whatsapp. It goes on and on but it is all the same.

Don't be surprised if he is actually the original guy that you gave money to. They show up periodically with different identities and names. Don't be a fool again. None of them are real except in our minds.

And they LOVE to sext and have phone sex. Maybe that is the attraction for some women, but, I will guarantee you he is Nigerian. If not, then Ghana.

And if he is real, please let us all know.

Learn your lesson and start blocking them. If women would stop talking with them eventually they will stop trying and getting millions of dollars from vulnerable women.

Sorry if I sound harsh but they are disgusting poor excuses for men and I use the term men very loosely.

Was I scammed? NO. Not out of one dime and not out of more than two weeks. But I know three women that were.

Oct 21, 2018
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Re: real or fake
by: Anonymous

I can assure you it’s probably another scammer. I know there are decent guys out there who work on oil rigs, but when I hear that’s where they work it’s an automatic red flag. You’d think they would come up with some new jobs and story lines.

Oct 21, 2018
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Oil Rig Scams
by: Anonymous

Says his name is Matthew Scott and is from the Netherlands. Smooth talker, uses Instagram and hangouts. Does not ask for money right away. I spoke with him on the phone via hangouts and he sounded very African. Called him on it but of course he denied it all. Then I saw his picture on Instagram, under another profile. Also must have been reported by someone else because profile is gone. Be aware ladies!

Oh and he said he was with Atwood Oceanics, a company that does not exist anymore lol

Oct 20, 2018
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Underwater Oil Rig Welder
by: Anonymous

I posted about a man who called himself John Sonderman. He scammed me out of over 20,000.00 I feel so stupid for falling for his lies.I don't know if he is still around scamming innocent people or not but be careful, he's good at his job and knows exactly what to say.

He claims to be from Santa Rosa, CA. and was born in Italy. I can only pray that one day he will answer for all the lies and hurt he has caused. I now know he was a liar and fraud who played on my feelings but he would never get another chance. I hope he gets caught and he will sooner or later. Ladies please be careful.

He also goes by Fred Anthony and Charles Doherty.

Oct 20, 2018
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Real or Fake
by: Anonymous

Now I'm questioning this and I've written on here many times because I've been attempted to be scammed 13 times. They did succeed the very first time because I had no idea what a scammer was. It's been 3 years and I'm still paying back the debt.

I still hurt over this but I'm so cold I wonder sometimes where my heart went. Now I'm talking to someone who said he's on an oil rig but hasn't asked me for money. He sounds true but I can't find any of his photos anywhere so far. He has two dogs, older daughter lives with her husband and Sweden in fact he said he is Swedish so when he calls me tonight I hope to God he doesn't sound like he is Nigerian because I know what they sound like.

Oct 19, 2018
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A new way to take money from you part 3
by: Anonymous

Hi ladies! I'm glad it didn't last long for me and I didn't lose anything. I feel sorry for the ones suffering from a loss of money and feelings.
But i have a warning for the ones who are about to fall.

In my case the guy made the bank slip which looks real but when he sent the website of the bank, even if it is a decent one, don't focus on only the login at the bottom!! Because that's the only thing that works!

Because later I tried to click on the other links at the bottom but nothing happened!! A fake website!!

Also when the guy sent me the email of the customer service be careful because it is finished by @fastservice.com so does it look like a serious bank customer service for you ?! If it's related to a tax payment NEVER NEVER pay to a private account!! This is crazy and stupid !

Later I searched the pictures of the guy online and I found they are from a GUY in Thailand!! But the good thing is the real people are a loving family and a very well educated guy so I'm happy to see that. I am planning to contact and warn him about it. It serves as a happy ending for the whole thing.

So Ladies always believe that you are more smarter than you think if you keep your eyes open!

Oct 19, 2018
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Oil rig scammer, Bryan Peyton
by: Anonymous

I was on hangouts with this nice looking, rig engineer from NC, widowed, 2 young teenage children, met him on WWF and convinced me to sign up on hangouts, claimed to be so lonely and was drawn to my photo of WWF and professed love in the first week.

He was a lovely sweet talker and can really rope a girl in, thankfully I'm older, wiser and gratefully still sharp enough to be sceptical as he was soon to retire after the last contract was finished and wanted to meet me.

I never ever planned to meet him and didn't. Next thing he tells me his machine broke down and he needed a large amount of cash to fix and how this big contract was his retirement money asked me for 10,000, but got a big no from me, all the while pleading his case, so I called him on it, the gig was up, we had a argument and we stopped texting, I never gave him my name or phone number no personal info.

A week later we started talking, then he tells me his teenage daughter was sick and he needed money to care for her, but again I didn't buy into it, but still kept texting and a few days later he wants his retirement money sent to me in cash supposedly directly from the company holding his contract, and it was a huge sum. Gives me the secretary's email, she tells me to give her my name address and phone number and the package would be mailed to me. A tremendous amount of cash. I was going along to see where this was heading and it was time to end it and I did, and I told him it was over, and he told me I wouldn't hear from him ever again, and I said I could live without him, so I blocked him from both WWF and Hangouts, and sounds like some illegal stuff in that game, so I feel sorry if he got to others who fell for It. Can't imagine how bad this could have been.

Oct 19, 2018
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To the lady in the last post.
by: Ashamed and Humiliated

To the lady in the last post. I too have been a victim to this and I’m trying to not let it ruin my life. I wish there was a way to find these scum bags. I would like to hear your story and any others who have been scammed.

Everyday is a struggle for me.

Oct 19, 2018
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A new way to get moeny from you part 2
by: Anonymous

Then the show begins! After I log in there I found the money of his contract was right there. It even says it is from kuwait national petroleum! And there is also a profile of the account holder! Exactly the picture of Henry! Then I showed him the screenshot and he is so happy then sent me an account of an American company so I can do the transfer for him. I put everything I'm asked to and do the transfer, then I come to a websit that I need a code. I asked him he checked the email and told me, processing going on so again another website to ask for a tax authorization code!

I asked him but he said he didn't see that coming ! He gave me a email address of a custom service to write and ask, and I got the reply that because it is an offshore account before you can transfer with money you need to pay 1% of income tax first

Haha here it is! Good job Henry! I'm so curious that I played along with it. I asked how to pay then the reply that I need to tell my location so they can give the tax agent detail for me to pay! So I put china, and they reply that they don't have a agent in china now but they gave me a Private Chinese bank accoun !!

I laughed so hard ! This is ridiculous and is a insult to my intelligence if I believe in it! I told the guy that it is impossible for me to do that and I even told him that there are many things you need to improve lol.

Then I told him that the conversation is over and you didn't hurt me too much because it is only one week of talking and you need more patience lol but I hope you can realize how harmful this can be for the women who fall for this!

Then he disappeared ~~~

Oct 19, 2018
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A new way to ask for money !
by: Anonymous

Hi ladies I'm so thankful to get into this website as it helps me how terrible that guy is !

I'm Chinese and speaking good English. I think these guys started to get into china now.
He has very good looking pictures but is more like Asian. His name is Henry Jian! His mom is a Chinese and died when he was 2 years old and his dad is originally from Kosovo but living in US, died two months ago. He was brought up by his grandma in Kosovo but went to US when he turned 12! He is working on the oil rig in kuwait! Nasty liar! I will skip the sweet part it makes me feel gross now though it just last for 2 weeks!

Just one day he suddenly told me that one machine broke down and he is stressed and then he showed me the bank slip that he received for the first installment payment from kuwait national petroleum, and it has very details info on it with signature and watermark it looks so real. But he didn't mention anything just want to share the success with you. But actually I already feel something wrong.

The next day he said he needed my help. He needed to log into the bank account for him to send money to a supplier so he can'buy the machine to finish up his work. I refused at the beginning. But he said he trusted me ok so still no harm for my money so I carry on. I open the website he sent and there and it is a pretty decent bank website and is callled kruzk bank, an offshore bank in UK.

Oct 17, 2018
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Karl Henderson
by: Anonymous

I was scammed for 40,000 dollars from a man who's name is Karl Henderson. He said he WAS ON A OIL Rig IN NEW FOUNDLAND LABRADOR. He found me on twitter and started by asking me if i could transfer money from his account to pay for materials that he needed because the internet service was bad so he sent me an invoice to a metal company in Indonesia and gave me his bank info and I transferred 1,350,000.00 to the Co and it went thru so I thought that he had the money that he said.

They wanted 30,000 more dollars for shipping the materials so he begged me and I said no so he asked me to ask anyone that could help and he would pay 50% interest. I said no but he convinced me to lend him the money but I could only give him 20,000.00 I thought he had the money because of the money I had transferred for him and he said he couldn't get back into his account because he was locked out because when I tried to pay for the shipping out of his account it locked because I tried too many times because he gave me the wrong info So he made me feel I messed up things and that he would pay me right back.

It was all a lie so he asked whatever I could lend to him he would buy bitcoins to make 30000.00 I wired transferred money to a Man Named Lance Hayes who is in the us military and he would buy the bitcoins so he could pay for the shipping for his materials. I hired a private investigator and they did an image search and his picture was on 3 different LinkedIn profiles and told me I was being scammed and then another woman called me and stated she gave 12000.00 to them and its a ring of them and it seems no one wants to help so Im writing this in hopes no one else gets hurt the way we were.

Oct 17, 2018
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Called my scammer out
by: Anonymous

I met my scammer on aol, and he sent a friend request and was the normal story of wife cheated on him with best friend and now divorced, and has a daughter. He said he was raised in Brazil and was on a rig ofshore from California. He called from a California number, has a deep voice with accent but was well spoken in English.

So after he wooed me for a couple weeks I searched the web and found this website and realize I was being sat by a scammer. I had searched the aol account he used and saw people that liked his postings and pictures were from Nigeria, so I called him out on it. Sent an email stating I knew he was a scammer and from Nigeria. I said my husband died a year ago and I was just looking for a friend. I said you broke my heart with lies and false promises. I Told him to never contact me again because he was a liar and fake.

Well I got a message admitting everything and he wanted to video chat and there he was a 28 yr old Nigerian man. He never asked for money and no longer has the fake aol account but who knows how long that will be gone.

Oct 16, 2018
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Oil Engineer scammer
by: Anonymous

Was the guys name George M William from Texas with a 16 yr old son named Alex George supposedly worked on an Oil rig in Berlin Germany. he is telling me I'm beautiful and he's a decent man looking to find a good women but he instantly wanted me to give him my Gmail and download hangout.

I had both but I wouldn't give it to him and told him I saw 3 different guys with the same name and I told him I think he is a scam. He messaged me a couple times but I never responded and we are no longer connected on gscrnook

Oct 15, 2018
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Lucas Enzo
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about Lucas Enzo living in Ocala, Fl. I live in Ocala. I would love to see the pictures of this guy. If you want to share them my email address is:

shelly51448fc@aol.com

Oct 15, 2018
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Pics
by: Anonymous

Where do you see and post pictures at?

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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Oct 15, 2018
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Underwater welding picture
by: Anonymous

I see so many comments about that picture of underwater welding. I questioned that because I received that too some time ago.

Could someone post it or email it to me? I can give the editor my email as I Do not want to do it here in the public eye.

Oct 15, 2018
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Lucas Enzo
by: Anonymous

I’ve been in contact with an oil rig engineer. His wife died and he has a daughter who is staying with his mom in London. He is from Ocala, Fl (if you knew this place you would laugh) and he is currently on an oil rig in Turkey. He’s suppose to retire this year and will be back in Ocala in about 2 weeks! He has sent pics of "him" with other people, "his mom", his "daughter", etc.

He says he’s looking for that one special someone, partner in crime, blah blah. I was googling oil rigs in Turkey when I came across this website and laughed at how similar everything was. He hasn’t hit me up for anything and wouldn’t even if he did.

My heart goes out to all who have been a victim

Oct 14, 2018
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Glenn Goddard
by: Cj

Anyone run across this guy? Says he is a commander of a military base in Syria.

Oct 14, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Well I am 67. Have had 2. One interior designer. One oil rigger.

Yep they madly love you in a short time.

I told the second one there are clues that they are not who they say they are.

I would not give up what the clues were.

Posted on my instagram that if you are a scammer don’t contact me because I will hunt you down and cut off your protruding parts.

Oct 14, 2018
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Leo David
by: Anonymous

This one contacted me thru a friend. On an
Oil rig in Scotland. He follows the scenario of these others. All is well and good till he needs to finish a contract by end of the week but he did not have the original contract, only a photo copy. Needs money to get the original Scottish stamp.

You tell him you have no money and then the pressure is on.

I told him my daughter was a para legal who was familiar with inter-national contracts and did that ever shut him up.

So I will continue to be a no good and caring battle ax who will not help him out to save his daughter who is in boarding school. I wish I knew how to track his IP address

Oct 10, 2018
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Adrain Williams (sic)
by: Ginge

Oooh yes, this guy contacted me out of the blue. Claimed to be from Alabama, no... wait, Atlanta, but was on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Can't send any photos, that's not allowed. I called him out on his copious bs, taunted and trolled and now he's blocked me. But he's on IG as @adrainw0, on FB as Adrain Williams and also on LinkedIn as Adrain Williams as a BP mac.

Scam artist who can't even admit it. Ip traced as 172.98.84.55, placing his iOS11 iPhone in downtown Atlanta GA.

Take care with this one.

Oct 08, 2018
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Andre Willians
by: CJ

Save yourself some time and block him. I guarantee you he is Nigerian.

Oct 08, 2018
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Andre Williams
by: Anonymous

Andre Williams I believe to be a scammer. We met on Words With Friends, and then went to hangout. He is a petroleum engineer, but has not asked for money yet. I cant google anything about him. I told him I wanted a pic with time and date to prove who he says who he is in the pic. Have yet to receive.

Will be blocked if I don't get today.

Oct 07, 2018
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Correction
by: Anonymous

Third name in my list below is Marcel Giovanni Morgan. Autocorrect messed it up.

Oct 07, 2018
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Underwater Welding
by: Anonymous

I did post pictures I got from my scammer of underwater welding. I have many more of him. Please be careful. He is good. Smooth talker called me his wife in like two days. The picture of him standing in the mall there is another one of another guy with the exact same picture, same coat and everything, then one with him sitting in an office same with another guy. Exactly the same office. God Bless

Oct 07, 2018
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Marcel Giovanni, David Brown Morgan, Marcel Giovanni Mory
by: Anonymous

Scammer claiming to be a geologist on an oil rig. Look up the names on Facebook to see photos. Claims to be from the Netherlands, but sounds nothing like Dutch speaking people I have met.
I don't think he's very experienced at scamming, otherwise he wouldn't have fake profiles using the same photos with different names linked to the same email address.

I wasn't scammed out of any money or iTunes cards. I knew something wasn't quite right about him, but I played along with the texts, emails and phone calls until I had proof that he was attempting to scam me.

Oct 07, 2018
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Jeffery Weeks
by: Anonymous

He goes by Jeffery Weeks and yes he's a SCAMMER!

Oct 07, 2018
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Jeffery Weeks Scammer
by: Anonymous

Jeffery Weeks is a scammer. If he contacts you RUN in the opposite direction. He wants itune or Amazon gift cards. He will eventually use the package scam where he needs you to contact the shipping company and or course pay for the shipment then it will be delivered to you on his behalf.

He claims to be from Florida then travels to Dubai for work on an oil rig. Says he is widowed and his wife and child died at childbirth. Handsome pics and a nice voice. But don't be fooled, he is a scammer! He will claim up and down that he is not.

No online footprint and his telephone does not register with Verizon, who he claims to be his service provider.

His number is 561-899-6462.

Oct 07, 2018
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To. Helen
by: Anonymous

Amen sister!!!!! I’m with you!!! They are only for one thing your $$

Oct 06, 2018
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Underwater pictures, Phillip Newman
by: Anonymous

Okay ladies, I just wrote a couple of days ago about receiving underwater pictures, after talking with this person a week, he wanted to do sexting, but I refused. He loved me right away, met him on words. Has a 11 year old daughter, had a birthday last week. She’s with her nanny in Dallas, he’s on an oil rig in Mississippi.

Asked me today for a $100 I tune card to reboot his system, and can’t work until he gets the card.
I deleted him real quickly. He’s a scammer, and he’s good. The picture is of a handsome man with salt and pepper hair in a grey fleece jacket. Talked to him on the phone Friday, broken English. His name is Phillip Newman. Look at other comments with the same MO and with the name Philip, different last name.

Such a loser.

Oct 06, 2018
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Under water Welding
by: Anonymous

I saw this picture also. He played music off utube, but then I always didn't understand why he had time to chat if he was the boss. I also could not see his face just the back of a person welding. Ladies, they use the same MO all the time. Scammers they are, in fact, American men are so stuck on themselves and want a 60 year old in a 30 yr old body. No wonder we jumped at the scammers attention in the beginning.

I am a very attractive woman of 64 as of today. They grabbed at my pic and off we went. Whenever they take me to hang outs without me saying so, I delete them. I am off all online dating now. I am sorry if I hurt any men, I know not all men are the same, I just haven't had any good luck with them.

Oct 06, 2018
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Still confused
by: Helen

For the life of me I do not understand why women fall for this. I have had so many try with me. It doesn’t work. Like you said if they worked on an Oil rig and something needed fixing, they do not need to fix whatever is broken. I get so many messages from scammers.

I tell them I know what they are trying to do and they leave me alone. You need to take a stand.

Oct 05, 2018
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Frank Antonion Morrison
by: Anonymous

Met on way. Then moved to hangouts and texting. Whirlwind relationship madly in love with me. Then needed money to fix his machines so he could finish the contract. Oil rig on the Gulf in the high seas. One son named David. His wife left him for his best friend. From MN. Has even called me.

Uses a picture of a man Loren U. Standing on ship, sitting with 2 dogs and gaming picture is gray hair and a red shirt. Claims he is from Granada Spain.

Oct 04, 2018
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Underwater welding picture
by: Creature Hater

He is a scammer. Please note all the red flags. Block IT!

Oct 04, 2018
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Rig contractor scammer
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard the name Howad Cole? Claims he is a widow with young girl. He on a rig and when he went to leave he was arrested and in a Mexican jail for not paying taxes. Big time scammer. Have pictures not sure how to add.

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Oct 04, 2018
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Lucas
by: CJ

To the lady that commented about a Lucas. Sounds like Greg Anderson has changed his fake name also from Lansing and full of BS.

Block him asap.

Oct 04, 2018
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Underwater welding picture
by: Anonymous

I have been contacted by a Philip Newman, and he has sent me pictures of underwater welding. He says he’s off the coast of Mississippi, has an 11 year old daughter in Dallas with his nanny. Wife died of cancer.

Talked to him only a week, he loves me and wants Elton to spend the rest of his life with me. I am his honeybee and his wife.

Oct 03, 2018
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Lucas David- WWF
by: Anonymous

"My guy" seems to be fitting a lot of this! Lucas David (email listed as Lucas65David@gmail.com does not show up in any searches) from Lansing , MI but works on oil rigs. Says his father is from MI, but his mother was Brazilian. They moved to MI when his father retired in the mid-1980s. Widowed when wife died 5 years ago. One son died in a car accident recently.

Madly in love with me after just one month of chatting through Words With Friends. I have avoided giving him my cell phone number. No online presence that I can find. No Lucas Davids Lansing, MI that I can find on Reference USA.

Reported abuse as "unwanted contact" on WWF & blocked him.

Oct 03, 2018
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Underwater welder
by: CJ

I also received an underwater photo. Scenario is the same but a different name. My scammer claimed to be on a rig in Greece.

Oct 02, 2018
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Ralph Overton Coleman- but not really him
by: Anonymous

He used the name Ralph Overton Coleman, and that innocent man's children and grandchild's name, and the city, etc. Turns out he is not that man. Who knows whose photos were used. After a few days of the same scenario as so many, he asked for a Game card from Walmart. It started with Words with Friends.

Widower, one child, oil rig engineer, etc etc. From Netherlands, but raised in Texas.
Sick. Embarrassing.

Oct 02, 2018
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Itunes card scammer
by: Anonymous

Harvey friended me on Facebook and loved me in one day. 2nd day he asked me to buy an iTunes card because he needed it for his computer on the oil rig as he was on out in the Gulf.

He also wanted lots of photos so I said no, and that he is a scammer and to not contact me again. I have his first name of Harvey and he said his home is in Cleveland, Oho.

I also have his phone number and I am reporting him to the FTC.

Oct 02, 2018
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Underwater welding picture
by: Anonymous

I saw it many times of women being scammed and I got underwater welding picture from the scammer. Is it the same scammer or group using the same picture?

I find it rather interesting. Would love to see that picture if I got the same one. I deleted it since I got scammed three years ago and did not see the right reason to keep it. I was told that he was fixing broken pipes not welding.

Oct 02, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Are you familiar with the name Philip Nelson or Frank Lorenzo?

I think he is one of them as its the same story.

Oct 01, 2018
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Need info
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been contacted by any scammer from the " Minstry of Works ( Malaysia)? The scammer states since he is working in Mexico he has to pay taxes on his contract of 4 million & he does not have a Visa to work in Mexico?

Just a bunch of BS!!!

Oct 01, 2018
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Andy Byan
by: Anonymous

This man sounds exacly like my scammer but is using a different name. All this is nothing but a scam if it is the same one who scammed me and he had me buy a phone for his daughter and I got that back because it was a Nigerian scam.

All this man wants is money and anyways he does not want anything else.

So if he is not contacting you anymore be glad.

Oct 01, 2018
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Andrew morrison
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know this one?
Phone # 360-499-2578

Sep 30, 2018
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Posting their stories on FB
by: Anonymous

You can do that. Just copy and paste them just like you are sharing a picture and put it public. I did that a few times and that is how I knew my scammer had many other's he was getting money from.

Now my scammer who got ahold of me said he is at Hill Island offshore in the arctic Archipelago Territory of Nunavut Providence of Ontario. And his Job being in the Gulf for BP did not pay him for over two years being there as the other in Norway did not pay him either because he left both jobs early.

So he needed iTunes cards and wanted money again. I said Absolutely No Way and he will not get another penny from me. One thing was he did not work for BP in the Gulf of Mexico. I have pictures of him and ones of underwater welding on pipes that got a leak and oil was going all over.

So Be care Ladies, as they are scum and low-life. Oil Riggers even if they are the contractor does not have time for any women outside their wife and Children as I was told from BP.

God Bless

Sep 30, 2018
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RE: Still confused...
by: Anonymous

I am still confused as to why anybody would think that a contracted engineer on an oil/gas rig would ever need to borrow money from us to complete a job. This should be a HUGE red flag for everyone.

I work in the same oil and gas industry these scammers are referencing and I can assure you that the contractors (engineer or otherwise) do not need to buy their own equipment or gear for the job. If they claim there is an offshore accident, trust me, it would be all over the news for you to verify. Not sure why these ridiculous scenarios tug at anyone's heartstrings, much less their purse strings.

Sep 30, 2018
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Scammers on Words With Friends
by: Anonymous

Alexander Colman, John Lewis Walker and Michael Raymond are scamming females through Word With Friends. They will ask you questions like are you married, etc. then they switch to hangout and email you all such love nonsense with poems and flowers and claiming to have a deceased wife and child in boarding school while working on oil rig in Gulf.

This is ďownright creepy, so be careful ladies and warn all females in your family that these guys are scamming for info and $$. They are practised in their scam so use caution.

I wish there was a way to share these stories on Facebook as Words with friends uses FB too!

BEWARE

Sep 29, 2018
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Beware
by: Anonymous

Does anyone have pics of this scammer on a gulf rig? I believe he's using Words With Friends to meet females and chat them up, then switches to hangout to communicate.

Beware

Sep 29, 2018
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Mark Owen Antonio
by: Anonymous

Says he works on an Oil Rig in Brisbane Australia, has two children, a boy Sam who is 14 and a girl Alondra 16, and says they live with a Nanny at his home in Los Angeles and his wife died in wreck 5 years ago.

Contacted me thru FB and then insisted on talking through Hangouts. Claims to be Italian. Very nice, very good looking 56 year old man. Sent pics of him and his kids. Same as others have said and can only chat on hangouts because on the rig they cannot use cell phones. Claimed to be building some kind of drill. After about 8 days of talking of course he is very smitten with me and I'm the first woman he's had contact with since his wife passed.

To honor her he hasn't had any contact with women for the last 5 years and so on. He started out one day asking if I could help him get an ITunes card because he couldn't get one there for USA and wanted me to buy one and take a picture of it and send it to him thru our chat and that he needed it to update the app for Hangouts because he didn't want to loose contact with me because of the app messing up.

Of course he wanted me to send him 100.00 on the ITunes card, I asked why his children and Nanny that he talks to by email everyday couldn't do that for him and he gave me some excuse about daughter getting wrong card and Nanny not being very educated. I played him along and said let me see what I can do, I never sent a card. He continued to talk about when he gets home about the gifts he was sending me and etc etc etc. Then yesterday he told me he needed another favor, that the drill was messed up and it had to be rebuilt that the engineers told him it would be 15000.00

He said his office could only send him a check but he needed it cashed so he wanted them to send it to me to cash and then for me to send it to the engineers for him. He only had enough left on him for his plane ticket home in a couple of weeks. He even said he'd send extra to help me pay off some of my bills.

After I gave him some reasons why I didn't think I could let him send it to me he agreed we'd sleep on it and talk about it later but he really needed me to help him.

Well needless to say he has now blocked me on hangouts, no surprise there and his FB profile had disappeared after we started talking on Hangouts when I questioned that because I never accepted the friend request and he made some excuse as to he didn't want to talk to anyone else on FB only me so he deactivated the account.

I did go back on just now and check and the profile was back on it and I reported it to be fake. Very charming and knows all the right things to say. I would never send anyone I only knew just days money probably not months but I can see how easily someone could fall for it.

Sep 28, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

To the person asking how he could clean out a bank account I would say she gave him her banking info. My scammer wanted my banking info but I never gave it to him. Now if she would of gave him her info and then went in and changed her passwords and user ID he would not of been able to get in.

Sep 28, 2018
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John German
by: Anonymous

This person claims to be an oil rigger deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Started with wanting 500 in amazon cards so he could call me! After a huge fight he had the nerve to ask me for 15,000 to buy electric jackets and vests for his crew!

Ladies these men are ruthless. Talk all nice to you till you call them out and then they get nasty and fouled mouthed.

Beware they will suck you dry.

Sep 28, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I have reported mine to the FBI as many of you have suggested. As I am in the UK I looked for similar sites as this but did not find any, but did notice an article in the news about these scammers.

So lets report the rotten buggers, and help one another!!

Sep 27, 2018
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Jude Nicolas
by: Anonymous

Contacted through Facebook, claimed he is a marine engineer, and I googled him, but no trace online. Saw this page and realised it’s a scam so reported his Facebook page, which incidentally had only just been created.

Sep 26, 2018
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Beware!!!
by: Anonymous

Like so many stories on this website, I was approached on Facebook, told I was beautiful, I was the woman of his dreams, and we could build a life together. He had a 16 year old daughter in a private school in Miami. Had a $3.8 million dollar contract to be paid out on October 11.

He was an engineer on an oil rig on Houston. Sound Familiar?? Very charming, wanting to move to my state, have a big house where we can entertain family and friends. Called every morning and every night. Once I connected with him he took down his Facebook page and wanted to communicate only on Hangout. He said his name was Anthony Shaw aka Jimmy Sides. Born in Houston, raised in Paris, France and back to Houston when his parents died.

Ladies, just be aware of this scam.

Sep 25, 2018
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Victor Gonzalez IG @_victorb2b
by: Anonymous

Same photos of this guy under the name IG @ZacharyEliot6144. Zachary also has a FB page with same guys photos.

Contacted me on Instagram. Very sweet, romantic & promising things (eye roll). He would be done with his contract and be back in the states the first week of October. Small red flags here & there like no friends, never married, no kids, parents deceased, no family, born in Utah (then later said Italy) With thick accent although spoke very good English. Sent me a letter this am that was sent to him that they were in bankruptcy. Had me try to transfer all monies to his Canadian account and it said it was needed for a tax code. Emailed the bank for that and he would have to pay 10% taxes on the 2.5 million he had in there. He was crying and said he couldn’t pay them 250K and if I could help. Lol.

I told him I have no bank account and no money (which I don’t have any money so they really can’t "scam" me).

Sep 25, 2018
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Richard Hunter
by: Anonymous

He is back and he is a smooth liar. He wants bitcoin. I told him here in Sweden we don't buy iTunes in stores anymore but he didn't trust it when I said that. he said I AM his wife and asked if I can get him 5000 dollars.

He is mad.

I blocked him and he can be outhere on the ocean...lol

Sep 24, 2018
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Further info Michael Adams
by: Anonymous

This is the pic he send me

Sep 23, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

How did Greg Anderson clean out someone's bank account? Was the account info given to him

Sep 23, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

He cleaned out my account. Wish I was aware of what was happening. He sweet talked me and in a short time I had no savings. It seems like a bad dream. I am sick every day. He not only took my savings he took my mental and physical health. Don't think I will ever get over it. He definitely goes after unexpecting seniors. I curse him every day. I reported him to my local police & the FBI. I hope they get him!

Sep 23, 2018
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David Collins
by: Anonymous

Hello: I thought I would give further information on dating scammer David Collins from Pasco Washington.

I'm hoping that my information may help you to LISTEN TO YOUR RED FLAGS. Hard to do, I know.

David Collins, 55, living in Pasco Washington. Chemical Engineer. Widowed with 1 daughter, 19 living in Boston going to school. David said he is from Oslow Norway originally. Both parents deceased. No other family.

We spoke online and on the phone for about a month.

Things that were strange.

1. He had been living in the US for 30 years but still had a heavy accent.

2. All of his photos were model like, kind of. I asked that he flash me the peace sign in a photo and he was unable to do that.

3. He sent me a video of his daughter and himself cooking tacos yet when the video was on his face and he was talking his voice was deleted.

4. All engineers, in whatever discipline, are licensed by the state where they live (in the US). I was unable to find a David Collins in Washington or in Mass.

5. Absolutely no online presence of either he or his daughter. Strange. If you are living in the US and are over the age of 18 then there is some sort of information online about you. A 55 year old man would have a footprint.

6. He wanted to be the one that called. He did not like it when I called him.

7. Started asking for money when he was on an oil rig in the gulf coast because he left his wallet at home. Wanted me to get a Walmart gift card and give him the number so he could update his computer.

OK - I know, it took me 30 days to get to the point where I started listening to my intuition. I never sent him any money and funny, that was the last I heard of him. I had also asked him to prove to me he is who he says he is...nada.

I hope this helps anyone out there who is honestly looking for love in their life. Keep up the search just do it with eyes that are a little more wide open.

Sep 23, 2018
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Andy Bryan WWF
by: Anonymous

Same scam as everyone else, works on ship in Gulf of Mexico, is widowed and had 2 children killed but had one daughter who goes to boarding school. He started chatting immediately, wanted my number, calls me dear. Says he is so comfortable talking to me and how he is feeling things he never has before since his wife died.

213-536-9921 and 706-223-0528 are numbers he is using.

Has been working around the clock but texts me when he needs a rest. Today he gave me the oh my room was broken into and all documents taken along with his wallet and credit cards. He is upset because he wanted to buy something for his daughters birthday and have a costume party for her but it’s in 3 days.

He didn’t ask for money because I told him about how banks work and that with Paypal and Venmo he could still sent money to get items.

Haven’t heard from him since.

Sep 23, 2018
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Douglas Daniel
by: CJ

Watch out for this scammer as he is relentless and will sweet talk your face off. He started on WWF and moved to hangouts. After ending it with him he contacts me again.

Strung him along until he asked again for itune cards. My guess is he's Nigerian. Blocked him on hangoutsand and removed the app.

Time to get on with my life.

Sep 23, 2018
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Douglas Daniel
by: CJ

Well this scammer got back in touch and what a relentless bugger. In less than 24 hrs he was asking for 2 itune cards. I went along with it then made a card size sign that says Don't think so scammer.

Blocked him on hang outs and uninstalled the app. 2 scammers in 1 weekend.

Done with all of this nonsense.

Sep 22, 2018
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My grandma was scammed
by: Anonymous

If she is sending money sent to her to this man, she is in danger of being arrested for being what is known as a mule. Please tell her if she is reported by a person she got funds from for the man she is in grave danger of spending her time in jail. I too lost all of my savings to a scammer and I would not listen to anyone telling me he was a scammer.

Now I am broke and barely making it each month. Then he wanted me to send other womens funds to him. When that didn't work he asked for my credit card numbers even though it was maxed out. He was going to pay it off for me. Another scam which I refused.

Then he wanted to send me funds to pay off his debt to me but he needed my bank account number. Sorry but I refused. He still contacts me asking for itunes cards but I have nothing to loan him. I am done having him fool me by all of his lies and will not be sucked in by him.

I was in contact with him for 5 almost 6 years. I no longer contact him and will never send anyone money again that I have not met and know personally. I know he has wedding plans for her. Mine even had me looking for houses but he kept saying he was going to be with me in weeks, which turned into months, more money and he never showed up for Christmases while he contacted other women.

Her man is doing the same to her. I was looking for my funds to be returned with interest. I've loaned him everything and all I have gotten in return is NOTHING!

Sep 22, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: CJ

Just played with hon WWF and he has started chatting and said he is a petroleum engineer retiring at the end of year. Glad I saw his name on here and plan to string him along for a little while.

So sick of these scamming losers.

Sep 22, 2018
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My grandma was scammed
by: Anonymous

My grandma was scammed of her whole life savings. And this guy named Aaron Johnson who says hes widowed, has 2 girls who live with a nanny, and he says he is on an oil rig on the coast of California.

He sends my grandma money that comes from other woman and he wants her to send to another woman to be sent to him, its all a big circle and this guy is probably all the same guy. A Google hangouts, and google phone number. I have talked to him personally on the phone and he is clearly not from the states.

Its all a big scam and my grandma is finally listening to me as I am reading all of these stories. Im glad I can finally show her she is not the only one thats gone through this horror of these (I dont even wanna call them men).

I hope someone reads my story. There is also a David Garrick Harrison and a Dave Hendrix.

I'm onto these people and Im not giving up until they are done. Im guessing theyre in with isis so Be careful ladies

Sep 21, 2018
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Oil Rig scammer on POF
by: Anonymous

In a cargo ship headed to Australia goes by the name Harry Hamltion. Divorced now and kids only child know relatives. Age 60

Sep 21, 2018
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Oil rig scammer. - Mario Scott Diego
by: Karen

Says he is a contractor on an oil rig. Asks you to talk through email. Then immediately wants to talk on Hangouts. Talked for about 5 weeks. He sweet talks the whole time, says he is in love with you. Says he has a 17 yr old son who is staying with his Auntie.

He started asking for iTunes cards. I blocked him.

Nothing but a scammer.

Sep 20, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer- Mark Robert
by: Anonymous

Has anyone encountered this scammer - Mark Robert supposedly on an Oil Rig in Turkey (with the UN)?
My daughter bought into this love scam and sent him more than 50K believing his lies.

I am trying to find out if anyone else out there has had a contact by a man using this name?

Sep 20, 2018
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Justin Bruce
by: Anonymous

I thought I'd add my story. Justin said he was an independent contractor working on an oil rig in the Gulf. When we first started talking he was at home in Virginia. Getting ready to go to work on the rig. He was widowed, 2 kids, one in college in NC, the other one at boarding school.

And when they were on summer break and he was on the rig, they were looked after by a nanny! I did fall for it until my friends looked up the address he gave me and it turned out an old lady and her husband lived at that address. His phone number was a google one. We met on Instagram, and he then asked me to go to Hangouts, which I did, as I have a Gmail account anyway. The photos he sent me I checked out on Tineye and most of them were fake.

He wanted me to send him an iPhone X as his phone was playing up and he wanted to keep talking to me! Then he hit me up for the itunes cards. I didn't get him a phone, but, im ashamed to say, I sent him $300 of cards.

He was the first "stranger" I spoke to online, and, now the last. Reading your stories there are so many parallels with what he told me! He was good, I fell for him, hook, line and sinker. And nearly lost my friends in the process. Lesson learnt.

Sep 20, 2018
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To turn the tables and scam the scammers
by: Anonymous

Well done thank you for what you did. I pray the mule gets it and perhaps we all should start baiting them and leading them along so we can report them to the banks and the ICB and FBI and maybe we can trace this back to Nigeria and get them too

Sep 19, 2018
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Need to Comunate by annomous
by: LynnAnonymous

I agree with you completely. I have written about my scammer on here a while back. He went by the name Emmanuel Steven and he used the profile of a handsome man who was bald with a beard, widower with two kids staying with a caregiver. No one to help him but me as no parents and an only child.

Same old story that he needed my help while on a rig off Aberdeen Scotland. He claims to be the same faith as me and I think that's one reason I believed in him so much. I fell deeply in love with him and it ruined my life financially but even more than that I am broken emotionally and having a real hard time getting over this.

I am so thankful for this site as after my original posting I was contacted by a lady who was also being scammed by the same man and she and I have become friends and talk often and try to support and encourage one another.

Never ever send money to anyone you don't know. I am posting names of the mules:

Gloria Acosta,
Carmen Rizo,
Benjamin Osuere,
Lynette Santiago Rabury

Sep 19, 2018
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Picture found
by: Anonymous

Help advice please. I have found the man whose photo my scammer has been using and he appears to be a rather well known person in USA but as I am in the UK I am unsure how to proceed whom should I contact, or should I attempt to contact this person direct??

Any advice would be welcome.

Feeling very low

Sep 19, 2018
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Update: mayerderek27 on Instagram
by: Laughingindisbelief

Hey everyone,

Please be do not believe anything from mayerderek27 on Instagram. Has several other accounts under michealjone627, Steve Dieuson (variations), Paul Nicholas 202.

Not real people. The images belong to an American actor!!! Report, block and run from this scammer immediately and don't look back. Never gave them money and please whatever they say is all lies and garbage!

Sep 19, 2018
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Larry Moore
by: Anonymous

Met him on Instagram and he quickly asked me to set up Hangouts so we could chat privately. He was a real charmer, sent me love songs and pictures of hearts and roses. He had a wonderful way with words and was truly believable. So asked for ITunes cards for medical reports for his daughter who had a rare bone condition.

I refused and called him a scammer. He even called me after I said I was reporting him. He bombarded me with his love texts and calls and it is so easy to get hooked. I am still trying to get over him. They know how to mess with your head so you are vulnerable. Lesson learned, never again, closed everything down now.

Ladies beware, if you think they are too good to be true - they probably are!

Sep 19, 2018
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Oil rig contractod
by: Anonymous

Has any one spoken with a Ronald H. Amadeo. I really thought he was real. Just googled to find out exactly what he did and this page came up like a red flag.

Thank you ladies. When I told him what I found he got so defensive right away! Have not heard another peep from him.

Thank God

Sep 19, 2018
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Scum Sucking Bottom Feeders
by: Ashamed and Humuliated

It all started in June 2018. I have no idea why I did it. I got SCAMMED! Frank Bob and Jack Owens
I am so ashamed that I allowed this to happen to me and my family.

They had me so convinced that I was going to be paid back. (I'm such an idiot). By the time September came I was ready to take my own life, as it was the only way I could think of a way out.
$120,000 dollars later.

I felt very alone and desperate, I was in a dark place and had made up my mind and set a date for my suicide. I also met a nice young mother of 3 boys on words with friends and we became real friends on Facebook. Two days before Sept 16 I sent her a private message only because I felt I had no one to talk to. My husband calls her "my angel" as then she reached out to him and told him how worried she was and said I needed some help.

It took him only a few hours of being persistant with me, all the while I was telling him I was going to "fix" this. He got it all out of me! I am so ashamed!

I'm still here today, not happy anymore though, but my husband became the rock I needed. "It's only money" he said, but you are "my everything".

Please anyone reading this be careful out there, the world can be a nasty nasty place.

Don't allow these bottom feeders into your life.
It almost cost me mine.

Sep 19, 2018
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Need assistance
by: Anonymous

I ( we all need to know) who posted the following & what it means? : Cibfirma5tuin. ?

Sep 19, 2018
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Turn the Tables and Scam the Scammer
by: Anonymous

Like everyone else on this site, I was also scammed. Fortunately, I never gave him a dime. Played along with him for many months. I knew he was a scammer after a few weeks of communicating because some red flags started waving and I did some research and found this site.

We haven't communicated for a long time and he is blocked. However, I saw him playing Words with Friends about a month ago. So, I decided to play a little with him.

I set up a new WWF game and used a profile picture of myself that I knew he would not recognize. I made up a new user name and identity and sent him a game request. I figured he would think it was a random challenge and he actually accepted it.

Next thing I knew, he was flirting with me and then he fell madly in love. Wanted to go to hangouts/gmail. I had gotten rid of my gmail and hangouts app a long time ago so I changed the name around and got a new one. Yes, I actually did it.

I cannot believe how his story played out. It was the EXACT same story, same daughter's name, same EVERYTHING!! The poems, the love letters, the texts. Of course he wanted my phone number, but I never gave it to him. I was afraid he would recognize my voice.

Well, it only took him a few weeks to ask for $5300 to feed and water his thirsty workers as he was cut off from his supplier because he did not have ALL the money! One of the same stories he gave me.

So today I plan on letting him know that he HAS BEEN HAD!! The same way he and all the other disgusting creatures treat all the women that they CON.

I doubt it will matter to him because they have no heart, soul, feelings or conscious but I still think it will get him!! Oh and I will not tell him who I really am. I plan to tell him that I am ONE of the women he scammed and ask him to GUESS WHICH ONE!!

Oh, and to make it even funnier, he actually sent me a WWF game request (to the real me) to let me know the next day would be his birthday. He asked me to PLEASE send him an Itunes gift card. HA HA. Yes, I will get right on that.

Ladies (and any gentlemen that may be reading this), I do not feel at all bad about setting up a new identity for this purpose. I did use my own photo (and only had one). To say it feels good, is an understatement!!

So, in a few hours from now as I figure out what I am going to say, I will send him an email and BOOM, maybe, just maybe, he will know how it feels to be used.

Oh and he did send me all the bank information on the agent for the supplier so I plan to report that to the bank. I did that before with him and reported his MULE. And reported her to the FTC. I hope they investigated her. And, I am going to do the same to this one. This time it is a guy with a Nigerian name. Or maybe it is a woman. Who knows.

Just wanted to share this with you all. And as soon as I send him the email I am blocking him from WWF and on Hangouts and Gmail!!

Still would love to see his reaction but not sure I wanted to hear his ugly words!!

Sep 19, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

I met Greg Anderson on words with friends. Biggest misof my life. Came on strong. Very well orchestrated scam. Said he fell in love with me and he wanted to spend the rest of my life with me. He's after money and nothing else. His username and WWFS is Greg001243.

Do not let him talk you out of anything. Nice looking well-built and full of bull.

Sep 19, 2018
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We need to communicate
by: Anonymous

Please ladies do not be embarrassed. Talk to family, friends or any government agency who will listen. We have to get these guys & women who are taking our money and our lives. They are relentless. They have no honor or conscience.

They know how to work you and suck you in. Do not give money to someone you do not know even if you think they are honest and would not do any thing like that. If we can send in e-mails, wwfs user names, telephone #,s or any info. to notify each other to set an alert.

I felt like I had been raped and guilty of what happened. I hate living with this feeling everyday.

I am still trying to get over this and move on. Have faith we can do this together.

Sep 18, 2018
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Had 4 scammers so far.
by: Sandi

I'm 71. Been talked to on word with friends by four scammers so far. Never sent them anything. Names are Austin Robert, Stephen Owen, and Dylan Owen. Don't remember the fourth ones name. I did pretend I sent an iTunes card.

Thought he'd give up when it didn't arrive for his son, but he didn't. I just played with him. Here is the name he gave me to send a check too when the itune card didn't arrive.

Christina Dela Cruz
6175 Red Wagon Ct.
Florissant, Mo 63033 USA

What a joke. Luckily I don't buy their garbage. lol. I did have fun jerking their chain for awhile.

Please, ladies do not fall for these men. The broken English should give you a clue.

Sep 18, 2018
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To stupid @70
by: Anonymous

Oh your not alone as I am in the same position feeling stupid and used etc. We all want to be loved and this lot know how to play us so we fall hook line and sinker! Its when reality starts creeping in the pain starts,and the realisation that you have been used so appallingly.

Dont be too sad and remember that you are not alone.

Sep 18, 2018
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Been hit by 4 scammersi
by: S. Myers

I am 71 and have had 4 scammers so far. I guess I am lucky as I don't fall for their BS. I do string them along to see what they want.

All say the same thing. Widow kids engineer.

Don't buy it ladies.

Sep 17, 2018
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Philip
by: Anonymous

To the lady who believes this Philip is in love with you. He is the same scammer I had. I was to drive down and Pick him up also but I said no because I called BP as my lawyer did also.

As you said they do not need money to fly off the Rig. He is a Big Time Scammer and I Mean Big. I talked to this lady that got scammed over 15 grand from him, I did not lose as much as she did. Oh yes he wanted to get married as soon as he came home to me and he was going to give me all my money Back.

I am sorry you're hurting but you need to get rid of him Fast because it will not stop. He knows how to play on Women's feelings and knows exactly what to say we want to hear. Please for your own sake delete him, Block him.

And giving him your cell number I would get that changed too for he can use that. Sad he is still at it. Tell him Sunshine said hello he will know.

Take care and God Bless

Sep 17, 2018
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Stupid@70
by: Anonymous

Mark Gaspar is my scammer 1-850-397-3110 markgaspar193@gmail.com. On the oil rig Kittiwake. Met on FB then moved to Hangouts. Texted four times a day, sometimes 5, and called me once a week or so. Exchanged pix, he was my king, I was his queen, Poems, sweet talker, elaborate slide-show, extra pix of flowers, candies, etc. Daughter in Seton Catholic boarding school, Alandre (even received emails from her).

Mark's agent Carol J. Weston 17704 Bay View Dr., Park Rapids, MN56470 Northwood Bank of Mn.
1.5M in an account inactive, deposit made by Shell Oil. Need to pay activation fee of $6800. Mark gave me his acct#, ID code and password and yes it showed it all in there.

Always a problem. iTunes cards to use on the rig computer and for communication. Last Cashier check went to a Halifax Bank in Woolwich, London, that one was signed for at front desk, but the person it was intended for hasn't cashed it yet. I have to wait 3 months to place a STP maybe get some back?

Very elaborate, yes there were red flags, but I was so in love with him, and still am. He was so good, on point, and knew what to say no matter what the situation was. Put a tell-all out on FB so all my friends and family would not friend him and delete but they have thank God.

I can't believe how he weedled his way into my world, but he did and he ROCKED IT!

I am so ashamed!!

Sep 17, 2018
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ANDY KNUDSEN
by: Anonymous

THIS ONE IS HEARTLESS!! JUST KEEPS ASKING FOR MONEY AND ITUNES CARDS. AS I FIGURED OUT TOO LATE, HE WAS A SCAMMER,AND HE CONTACTED ME VIA HANGOUTS & EMAIL TRYING TO GET MORE ITUNE CARDS.

I TOLD HIM HE WAS A SCAMMER, AND HE SAID I WAS STUPID AND HE WASN'T REGRETFUL OF ANYTHING HE HAD DONE... 11,000.00 LATER!!

Sep 16, 2018
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Philip
by: CJ

To the lady that posted about Philip please realize you are being scammed big time. Block and delete that loser, pick up the pieces of your life and move on.

It happened to me too and like you I was heart broken. Now I'm angry but have moved on.

I wish you the best!

Sep 16, 2018
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Charles Gould, William Morrison, and Michael Potter
by: Anonymous

Watch out for these guys they are scammers. They will tell you that they are out on a rig and having trouble with equipment and will need money. They will pay you on their return to the states. They always need Itune cards. Then they will need money to get the crew off the platform with helicopters. Which will take thousands.

These guys are smooth talkers and say all the things you would like to hear and they fall madly in love with you in no time and make promises of marriage and happily ever after. Don't fall for it ladies.

It will not only cost you money but it will break your heart. I was taken in and I'm ashamed about it and I have met another nice lady that was taken by one of these guys as well and we are friends now and we want to warn everyone we can so they don't get hurt in the same manner by these scumbags.

If they want your email and phone number right away and they start to tell you how much they love you and can't live without you they are scammers.

Please believe it.

Sep 16, 2018
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re: Phillip
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry to say but you are being scammed. Unfortunately many of us are educated women who have fallen for these scum bags. They know what to say to make you feel like the most special person on this earth. He’s not coming to you because he’s probably in Nigeria and he’s probably about 20 years old.

There are a lot of videos on You Tube out there about this. They all use the same stories, etc.
If you know the woman’s name who you sent money to, report it to the FBI cyber crimes division.

I sent money to a women down in that area also.
You are not alone out there. All of us following this page have fallen prey.

Sep 16, 2018
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Clinton Anderson
by: Anonymous

Clinton Anderson gave a similar story as Greg Anderson that I met on Words with friends. He sent me a picture of him when he was 40. Blue eyes, salt & pepper hair. WWFs picture is more recent. Fell in love with me when he first saw me. Sent me an $80.00 engagement ring and proposed by text. His machine broke down and he needed money.

Same scam. His WWF user ID is Greg001243.

Sep 16, 2018
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Phillip
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to Phillip for about eight months now. He is trying to get money out of me ever since a month of us meeting. First he said that he needed money for his contract tax levy. Gave me an agents name acting as the BP oil platform safe House. I had someone emailing me wanting money and he said for me to pay $1500 for his contract tax levy that they would not give him a copy of his contract unless he paid this money.

Over the months he said that he was not eating and to send him money so he could pay for food and give me a woman’s name to send the money to. I contacted her and she knew that I was supposed to be sending money. She was a realtor who used to live in Orlando area. I was supposed be sending $750.00 for him to get food and I was sending the money to the private vendor who supplied the food on the BP oil platform that he was on.

After speaking to her she convinced me she was sending the money to some guy in Nigeria and she told me that they’re all black and that Phillip is not who he says he is. I confronted Phillip who called me through duo and video chatted with me. He is white from Australia and he looked just like the picture he sent me. He always asked for iTunes cards.

At one point I remember saying to myself this guys on my weekly payroll. I lost that job and now I cry as I have no money. He told me he needed $1500 to fly off the platform on a helicopter that he was coming home to me. He told me to drive to Louisiana and go to the BP oil helicopter pad.

I drove from Florida and it was 14 hours and I finally got in at 2 o’clock in the morning and got a hotel for the night. He was texting me and excited he was to start his life with me. I was so excited nothing could stop me from going to pick him up. I arrived at the BP helicopter pad at 9 o’clock in the morning as I was instructed to do by Phillip. I sat there all day watching men come off the helicopters until 5 o’clock that evening when the last helicopter flew in.

The woman at the BP helicopter pad was so nice and looked up to see if he was scheduled to fly out that day but they could not find his name anywhere. They told me I was scammed and they told me that it doesn’t cost them money to fly off the platform and that BP pays for it. As I started my journey back to Florida so tired so exhausted and I have had three open-heart surgeries in the past and one surgery recently in November 2017 which He knew of my health condition because we spoke about it a few times.

I couldn’t stop crying and pulled over to a rest area and fell asleep crying. By that time I was texting him with no response. I drove 28 hours in 2 1/2 days. When I finally made it home I got a text message from Phillip stating he feel like such a bad person for putting me through that and he was sorry but he could not get to a phone because he got into a fight and was detained.

I fixed up my house and was getting it ready for him to come home to me. I went out and bought a new king size bed just for us and I have not been with anyone in 10 years.

He contacted me on tinder dating website. He contacted me asking for my email Address when I first started talking to him. Yes I got the love poems every day and at the bottom of the love pomes was a link to songs every day.

He asked me for my number and we started texting and he would even call me but when I tried to call him he used a Google phone number. He has sent me pictures of him but I had to beg him for them during the 8 months of talking. He has asked me to marry him when he comes home. I fell so deeply in love with him. I want to delete him but ever since he did a video chat with me I keep holding on just in case he will come home to me. I’m an educated woman and I cannot believe I fell for this. I know deep in my heart that he may be a scammer but I keep holding on and Praying that he is real and he will come home soon.

If he is a scammer I feel like I’ve wasted eight months of my life. My precious life. Please help me. Has anyone spoken to someone who is called Phillip.

He said he was widowed and that his wife died in a car accident. He has one son who is going to school in Norway. He has an uncle who is in a coma and an aunt and his sons name he calls Alex. He tells me he needs iTunes cards to back up his work and to call his son to check on his sick uncle and aunt who is elderly. He told me he is a contractor on the BP oil platform in the gulf of Mexico.

On tinder he says that he is 53 years old and from Naples Florida which I live 45 minutes away from Naples Florida .

Sep 16, 2018
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Clinton Anderson
by: Anonymous

Clinton Anderson sounds like my scammer. He has sent several pictures. One says he is in his 40's. Blue eyes, salt & pepper hair. Wife died, daughter died. Has custody of two young grandsons, in a boarding school in Lansing, MI. There are no boarding schools in Lansing. Says he feels in love with me the first time he saw my picture.

Wants to spend the rest of his life with me. A machine on the rig broke & needs money to fix it.

THIS GUY IS A LIAR, SCUM, NO HEART, NO SOLE.

His name is Greg Anderson, user name on wwf is Greg001243. Take a look. He is sitting on a lounge with a pool in the background. He is wearing a red tee & shorts.

Sep 16, 2018
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Oil Rig Engineer Contractor
by: Anonymous

Womanizer, liar, thief, scammer. Stephan Michael Hunter could be Larry Hunter. Same story of wife dead only one Walisa T. To be found at 32 age and he is 65 and he says another time 58. Been given 2 birthdays.

Everything he texts I found by looking up scammers love letter samples. Its clear where he got it. In 2017 it was a hurricane which was a lie and then workers in jail. Next broken legs and in hospital. Machine down. On an on it goes. Finally leaving Texas coast and had to go Manchester UK. He is coming to US on the way to the Airport a car accident on 11-23-18. Called me today and is 9-16-18 still in hospital with no money to pay the bill. I just got a 'I love you letter' taken from a scam letter word for word.

Wife died which was a lie. I received a 900080004222 text from a number that showed her. I believe he is using it. Bewae. After no money he started backing off.

Ladies advise them of Romans 13:4 If you Do evil, Be Afraid.

They use God so they best be afraid.

Sep 16, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Mine is called William Morgan. His photos show a very attractive man, must admit should have gone with my gut instinct 'too good to be true' and the number I have is 1-929 267 7595.

And yes like others I feel a total fool! So am playing to see how long this goes on for or until I get bored. And yes I would like to know how and where they get the photos.

Sounds as though most of you are in USA but I am in UK.

Sep 16, 2018
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Oil rig 3rd party contractor
by: Anonymous

Gareth Richard Murphy???? Anyone heard this name? From Madrid, Spain but lived most of his life in USA (but has a thick accent and doesn’t sound Nigerian) wife died of leukemia and has 11 year old son, Owen. Will retire at the end of this month with 14-15 million as a 3rd party contractor for LNG Olud and gas.

Of course charming, loves to sing and wants to give you the world and make you feel like a queen every day for the rest of your life.

Sep 15, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Think I have just had another who said he was a Petroleum Engineer, Widowed, one Daughter, but when I asked whom he worked for he disappeared!

It was the 'I'm the only child of my parents' that alerted me as I have heard it before!
Still think I have another and have tried reverse photo to no avail

Sep 15, 2018
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Derico Kara (confirmed scammer)
by: Anonymous

I posted earlier SCAMMER names. When confirmed they are indeed not the person the say they are.

I add the cibfirma5tuin to this site

Sep 15, 2018
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How too
by: Anonymous

Hello think I may have one. How do I check this out?

Help please!!

Sep 15, 2018
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Phone
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard this phone number? 562-275-7652??

Sep 15, 2018
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Feeling Completely Stupid
by: Anonymous

As soon as I blocked this person going by Ernest Depmsey on Instagram and Ernest Dempsey they can get you on Instagram ernestdepmsey147. I looked up Assured Energies and no such thing. Clicked on the address on his profile and nope. There’s other people from this company following him. It’s crazy how you get sucked in! The faster you block them the faster you let them go.

Believe me I tried to find one shred of truth because I didn’t want to believe it. Mine had elements of other stories. So look out for this guy. He’s also on facebook with no friends just a picture. I feel sorry this dude who’s pictures are stolen.

Sep 15, 2018
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Clinton Anderson
by: Anonymous

Ladies, he sounds like my scammers Charles Bothmann and Donald Hedlund, I believe they were the same man. Both of them scammers.

Block him.

Sep 14, 2018
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So Tired of Scammers
by: Anonymous

Watch out for a CLINTON ANDERSON!!!!!
(361) 861-5039

He found me on Yahtzee, and we started with small talk, then after a few days, he said it would be easier to chat on whatsapp since he travels for work as a oil rig contractor.

Has a daughter Cindy 7, from his second marriage, divorced because she is a drug addict.

First wife was in NYC and was hit by a car. Both parents are gone and he is an only child.

I know it sounded too good to be true, but went along with it for a couple of months, until last night he asked for $ to fix the machines that broke down on the rig.

He was robbed when he arrived in Scotland so he needed $ to get these machines fixed. So after a few months of wooing me he finally asked for $, and I told hime No and that I didn't have to give him.

He begged and cried that he needed the $ or he would lose this job that would pay him $6 million. And if I could send him $7 thousand that he would double it when he got back to the states!!

I said NO I don't have it and he then hung up on me.

DONE & DELETED

Sep 14, 2018
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Oil Rig Scammer Clinton Anderson
by: Anonymous

Everything I have read on here is what this guy has said and done. He has a daughter Cindy who is 7, he is 52 yrs. old and lives in San Antonio, TX. Very Handsome with beautiful blue eyes, salt and pepper hair.

If you see this number (361) 861-5039 stay away.

He found me on Yahtzee, talked a few days and ask me to get on WhatsApp. Said his first wife died in a hit and run in NY and second wife was a drug addict and took him for $400.000 Both parents are gone.

I knew it was to good to be true, but went along with it. Until last night he asked for $ to get the machines on the oil rig in Scotland fixed. I told him NO!!

He is deleted and gone.




Sep 14, 2018
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George Meyers
by: Anonymous

I've just been duped by George Meyers saying these same things. Dumb on my part is that I sent him pics of myself. UGH.

Sep 14, 2018
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Feeling stupid
by: Jane

Block, delete, and most important of all REPORT!!!

Sep 13, 2018
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Feeling Completely STUPID
by: Anonymous

I started to get suspicious and I started to search this guy. How do they find these guy’s photos?? Who do I contact??

Sep 13, 2018
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Marine Engineer...
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Perry Henry Martin. He's actually from Africa, but says he's half Bulgarian. Give him no info about your banking, credit, etc. I had fun baiting him for 3 months. He is just a liar. Everything he says is a lie. His texting was very broken and inconsistent. He originally said he lived in Houston. Later, it was California. Mom & Dad were killed in car crash when he was 17. Wife died of breast cancer.

Sep 12, 2018
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Oil rig engineer
by: Anonymous

They are all scammers, and they want your money, I tune cards, bank accounts, and we need to block and delete every one of these poor excuse for a human being, as they play with your heart, your mind, your soul, they do sexting, make you hear what you want to hear, they love you in a matter of days, you fall for them and wham they have you. We need to fight these maggots.

BLOCK THEM!!!! They are NOT the real person in the pictures. They steal identities.

Sep 12, 2018
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Larry Bendt
by: Anonymous

Anyone dealing with Larry Bendt?

Sep 12, 2018
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oil rig engineer manager
by: CJ

Anyone dealing with a guy who calls himself Daniel Douglas who is supposedly on an oil rig in Greece?

Sep 10, 2018
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Packages
by: Anonymous

This is all a scam and I have a friend who was asked to accept gold bars but she had to pay for them. This is just another way to get money from someone so ignore them and block that scammer while you can.

Sep 10, 2018
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Jonathan Lester/Jonathan Sellers/Roger
by: Not in love anymore

I posted here from May, 2017 through March, 2018. I had to quit because it just slowed up my healing
I just had to stop at least one woman from getting caught up in these soulless scams.

After my "relationship" ended, those evil bas.ards came after me AGAIN nearly one year to the day. Saturday I received an email from the creeps. How he got my email address I'll never know.

PLEASE LADIES....THESE CREATURES ARE PROS; THEY'VE BEEN DOING THIS CRAP FOR AT LEAST A DECADE!!!

Sep 10, 2018
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Many names of scam
by: Moon lighter

First I would like to say that they are everywhere on the internet on all social media accounts and dating sites everywhere just like Spiderman climbing in when we are unaware. They are charming words and convincing words to move you and it is like a play that is well rehearsed.

They pull you in a bit at a time brainwashing you little by little and lie after lie and we get caught up. We actually enjoy their attention and we start thinking about him and little cravings for more get started that somehow hook us.

Here are some names to watch for on Twitter and Facebook. It breaks my heart that older women on fixed income or widows get ripped off so nobody is safe.

We need to form groups to go to the Government leaders and demand justice somehow or maybe get the oil companies behind the victims and veteran groups as something HAS to get done.

These are the names of known scammers he could be one man or could be group of thieves working together.

@Jakewaller60 on Twitter
@jefreynorman on Twitter
@KennethDuncan44 on Twitter
@KennethDuncan151 on Twitter
@DougBlevins11 on Twitter
@ jeffblak01 on Twitter

Kenneth Duncan on Facebook and Instagram. I am sure many more.

But I have found many victims by the same man.

Sep 10, 2018
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Michael Adams - con man
by: Anonymous

Another one to look out for is Michael Adams. He makes out that he is a drilling contractor with Siapem and says that he is from Monteca in the USA. I had a lot of fun with this one and he is the usual widower with I child etc. and within 2 days he loves me and wants to marry me etc. but wont facetime or ring.

After about 2 weeks I said look I need to speak to you or whats the point. We arranged a call and he rang dead on time. It was quite funny because his fake accent went from Bronx to Italian lol.

After a minute he says he has to go as there is an emergency and he then sends me a google photo of oil rig on fire lol.

He then messages me and says he needs to get a part and could I lend him 3000 pounds lol.

He is still conning people and his email address is Michael adames @gmail.com

NB he keeps saying cringeworthy statements in his messages like smiles cringe cringe so beware

Sep 09, 2018
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Jonathan Sellers/ Jonathan Lester/ Roger- Gulf of Mex.
by: Not in love anymore

I posted from June,2017 until March, 2018. I quit hoping to start healing. After 15 months, the F.B.I. finally called me. I don't feel like they can ever catch these greedy, evil scammers.

But, I'd kept all my notes and tried to help. I was conned out a lot of money. I am far from stupid. But, these are a well-oiled professionals.

There were at least 3 involved and each had an intregate part.

Steve....ADM. The agent I spoke with had never heard of this site. I explained how it worked and told her about you.

Steve....thanks. You're a peach.

ED: You're welcome and thank you :-)

Sep 09, 2018
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He is the one
by: Wiser Now

Alfred Busta came after me too please so for all of us education is the best way and so let us learn from each other.

Sep 09, 2018
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Packages
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been asked to accept packages of cash and gold bars? I was even sent a video

Sep 09, 2018
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Nigerian scammer
by: Anonymous

Beware of Alfred Busta, Terry Carson. and now Kelvin Rafford. The same scammer is using these three names. All the same scammer.

Sep 09, 2018
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Packages
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been asked to accept packages of cash and gold bars? I was even sent a video

Sep 08, 2018
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Oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

Contacted by georg44324 on plenty of fish. Quickly moved to text messaging, his #424-703-5062. Just one day of texting, wife died in childbirth, son is with a nanny in those islands, he is on an oil rig in Germany, talked a lot about god, he would be home for the holidays. Asked what I do for work, if I owned my own home. Said I ask a lot of questions.

His parents died in 1995 and he's all alone. The more he talked the more I knew it was a scam. He got my friends address through my Wi-Fi and friend requested her in facebook. Exact same pictures.

Name on Facebook is Anthony Graham. I blocked him and denied a friend request. Ladies beware! He has probably changed his name by now. But ladies please don't fall for this scamming stuff.

Sep 07, 2018
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SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

He is also on FB under different names so beware as a real scammer is stealing other mans' photos and probably working from Nigeria.

Sep 06, 2018
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Raymond Wilson Words with Friends
by: Anonymous

What a charmer. Very good looking profile pic. Story much the same as everyone else. Works as contractor for Exon. Will retire in three weeks. Wants a wife to settle down with. Widowed, single father, parents died when he was young. From East Germany. I was falling for it at first then vocabulary got too sloppy. Wanted Itunes cards.

His credit card info was stolen and he wanted the cards to finish up his work. He would meet me in three weeks. He will retire with 12 million. Well Mr. Wilson you also were scammed as I have a husband.

😂thank God for this site.

ED: so pleased the site helped you!!

Sep 06, 2018
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HEHU RYDER
by: Anonymous

WOMEN BEWARE!!! This is a guy who SAYS he's in Karkamish, Turkey, traveling to Syria to do "transmissions" for a documentary for National Geographic. States the only way to activate the transmitters is by giving the Syrians iTunes cards. Told him "You do realize that cards purchased in the US won't work in another country?".

Talk about annoying the guy off. But he keeps asking. And the answer is still NO. Sooner or later he's gonna hit one of you up--he was on Match.com.

Just a friendly FYI for everyone.

Sep 06, 2018
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Raymond Wilson
by: Anonymous

Thank God for this site. Raymond Wilson, put him on the list. Jacksonville Florida, from East Germany. Contractor for Exon. Widowed, Son in boarding school. A real charmer. Played him on WORDS. I was falling then things started feeling weird: He wanted Itunes gift cards to finish up his work.

He was retiring with 12 million and wanted to settle down. Wife was killed in a car wreck, parents died when he was young. He uses bible verses to sweep you off your feet. Well buddy I prayed to the same God you were we referring to and guess what? I found this site.😂


Sep 06, 2018
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Scammets
by: Anonymous

Everyone of these scammer are are from Nigeria, trust me I lost over 800,000 dollar, and I’m trying to figure out how I will make it after my husband died, as this scammer said he would pay me back 25% to help him out and now I have to try
And figure how I’m going to live comfortaby!


Sep 05, 2018
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Another Scammer!! ??
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know of a Kelly Roland. He is stating he is a independent Engineer working for SeaDrill? He also states he is on a Oil Rig off shore in England. He has sent me a IM on Face Book - here is his given phone # 1-518- 554-6364

Just for all women on this site. FYI. red flag!!

SCAMMER

Sep 05, 2018
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

Ladies I met Greg Anderson on Word With Friends. Nice looking man. Says he in on an oil rig in the gulf coast of Mexico. He will romance you. Ask you to sent itune cards and the ask for money. Please stay away from him.

He will scam you out of every dime you have. He will ask you to visit the rig. Have you send a letter from your doctor stating you have no traveling restrictions. Text you and ask you questions to get a security clearance. He will tell you he will repay you for the ticket and any other money you have sent with interest.

The trip never happens and you never receive any money from him. He is still playing WWFs. Is sitting on a lounge by with a pool in the background, wearing a red tee & shorts.

He is quit a hunk, but ruthless.

Sep 04, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

It’s me again, I did some searching on Mark Burke.
Also went by the name Alex Edmund.

I have his real name, but won’t list it unless you want it.

Sep 04, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I asked if anyone was in contact with a Mark Burke. I can still access his picture. He’s not on FB.

So far his daughter was in a terrible accident, I didn’t give money, and he called me heartless.
So I decided it was my turn to play him, and I apologized and said I have medical issues that prevent me from donating out extra cash, and played the pity game.

He was in my clutches then! So yes The iTunes thing was a thing, I said no.

He asked me to look for property for him and his two kids, - extravagant I might add. He asked me about my finances, and I told him I live from disability check to disability check, with no extra funds.

Today he was a bit more demanding and needed money to fix parts on the oil rig. I said the oil rig belongs to the company your contracted by, why did they not fix it? He said I asked too many questions.

So I guess he’s done with me!! But I did get in the last question and about his life, and I’ve received no answer.

By the way I met him on "Words"

Sep 04, 2018
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Swiss American in Houston
by: Anonymous

I had a similar experience with a guy called Steve Matt Denzler. Claimed to be half Swiss half American living in Houston and working for Arnold Oil Company. We met on Tinder and he quickly moved it to WhatsApp.

The pictures turned out to be fake and the story far fetched.

But when he called and spoke to me he was so convincing I think even he believed himself! Be careful as they are super smart and everything he showed me was well prepared. We had a video call on Skype and he used Manycam.com to fake it from the real guy who was posting. I knew it wasnt right because the sound didnt work and it just seemed a bit off.

Sep 04, 2018
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever heard of a guy by the name of Mark Burke?
Claims he’s from Madrid, and is working in the Gulf as an Independent Engineer.

Sep 04, 2018
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Is This a Scam - An ie
by: Anonymous

Yes it is a scam. He photo shopped it. They're very clever. Don't be fooled.

Sep 03, 2018
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Another reminder
by: Kevin B

There are a few similarities with most scammers.

Often First and last names are like first names.

Always pander to feelings of sympathy with wife dead and sometimes a child. Or have a child being cared for by nanny or relative.

Meet you on a site and wants to talk off site immediately or when you emotionally connect so you will not be monitored.

Tells you not to tell friends or family about him or her because they will be jealous. Actually because friends and relatives will tell you the truth. A scammer whether asking for money, I Tune Cards to convert to cash or open an account they put money in to be illegally laundered in your name and you will get zero and maybe jailed.

Any other suspicions use a friend to bounce off of. Those who REALLY care for and love you.

Sep 03, 2018
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Scammers naned
by: Anonymous

Donald Clinton may very well be Donald Hedlund, and he’s a scammer from the UK, London area.

Block him and run.

Sep 03, 2018
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Is this a scam
by: An ie

Has anyone heard of James Eric a contractor on a rig off Dublin. He has sent me a real time photo of himself holding a note with my name on it.

Does that mean he's real?

Sep 03, 2018
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Scam name Miller Anthony
by: Anonymous

Does the name Miller Anthony ring a bell to anyone? Cell phone provided ‭+1 (424) 275-3391‬.

Sep 02, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Watch some videos on You Tube. Search "Nigerian Scammers" and you will see a bunch out there. It makes you sick how they do this. My husband also read an article how they fund a terrorist group with the money sent to them to kill American soldiers.

My scammer used pictures of Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen. Everyday I report at least 5 or 6 new fake profiles on Instagram and Facebook using his pictures and sometimes his identity.
I reported mine and two mules to the FBI.

Sep 02, 2018
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Richard Mathisen and Shaw Philip
by: Anonymous

Exactly the same letter I got from Richard, and I just laughed. But he wanted 5 grand from me. How ironic, then he would have 8 Grand if we both sent him money. Not happening.

Your Shaw Philip is on my friends request as Shawn Phillip, I Looked at most of the likes and they are from Lagos Nigeria and Ghana so these guys do not stop. If they are guys or women. My Friend just found out her Captain is a woman she fell for from Nigeria.

Makes me sick they cannot make their own money. Guess they are really from us in the U.S. Take care all and God Bless!

Be Careful

Sep 02, 2018
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scammer
by: Anonymous

Allen Charles Monroe steals pictures from FB. SCAMMER! BLOCK, DELETE AND RUN!

Sweet talker and claims his accent is French Canadian! but it is Nigerian!

Sep 01, 2018
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His name is Richard Mathisen
by: Anonymous

Pay attention to this man. His name is Richard Mathisen. He was born in Oslo, Norway,

" But I've lived most of my life in Canada. I will explain much better to you later. I am an Oil Rig Engineer I started, working for companies but decided to be an Independent Drilling Contractor 6/7 years ago, the reason I decided to quit working for companies is that I want to have time for myself and my family (smile). I will tell you later about my job as we get to know more about ourselves. I love my job and it's what I'm good at and have passion for, I've always wanted to be an Engineer."

He is not real! What ever he says its all meaningless.

DO Not get hooked.

Sep 01, 2018
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Load it - scammer names
by: Anonymous

Here are some possible scammer names out there right now.

Derico Kara
Otega Okonarabe
Anthony Williams Menequa (confirmed)
Donald Clinton (confirmed)
Stephen Townsend (confirmed)

Let me know if you have experienced these names. I have filed FBI reports

Sep 01, 2018
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New mayerderek27@gmail.com
by: Laughingindisbelief

I was contacted by a good looking German man by the handle mayerderek27@gmail.com. Only started talking to them the past few days. Asked me for iTunes gift cards. Claimed to be on an oil rig and sent me a video of them singing half naked ( that was funny!).

I asked him what song he was singing and he didn't know the country song. He sent me goofy pictures of himself. Claimed to be widowed with an 18 year old daughter. Story for ITunes cards is they were needed for contracts to stay on the oil rig. Like who comes up with this stuff seriously!

I am making it my mission to save women and men from this dude. Thanks for the info everyone who posts. Check this dudes profile on Instagram and you might see my face on home his page. Not stupid idiot!

Aug 31, 2018
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Scam?
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever heard of Shaw Philip who works on an oil rig and is from Maryland and originally from France.

Aug 31, 2018
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Christopher Adlan George
by: Anonymous

I called Santa Barbara Coast Guards & there was no such rig (platform) off Santa Barbara coast. He has a 14 yr old son & wife died in child birth. Lots of pictures of a handsome dude, with cars, cooking, boats, etc. Sends roses, lips, bears, etc. Now he wants me to send a letter to his company from my email asking them to give him a 3 month leave to be with me (his fiancé).

He was on Linked In

Aug 31, 2018
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Matthew Todd
by: Anonymous

I want to know if anyone has heard from this one as he contacted me on words with friends. After a couple of weeks he is saying he wants to Marry me. I am the love of his life and he wants to come to me. He needs 3000.00

Aug 29, 2018
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And one more thing about Lawson Morris and thousand another scammers
by: Anonymous

All these scammers use the picture of Dr Steve G Jones. They took it from his Facebook I think.

CHECK THE PICTURES LADIES!!

Aug 29, 2018
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Frack Authur (Mark Williams Authur)
by: Anonymous

My scammer befriended me on Words with Friends. Had a decent profile picture, we chatted on there for a bit before chatting through email. I asked for ID verification, facebook, internet, nothing would bring up his name.

Same story, wife died, he was 58 with an 8 year old son. Didn't ask me for money, just said he'd travel to take me on a romantic date when he got off his rig contract.

The more I talked to him, the English was broken, things he said didn't make sense, but definitely a romantic. Didn't talk to him long, but he never did ask for money. I guess he could pick up on my stand-offishness, because I kept bringing up I could verify who he was.

Finally I was able to search the image of the picture he sent me and wha-la! Low and behold, here comes the story of the Oil Rig scammers.

Stay tough ladies, ask questions, verify their identity. You can seach white pages and find a name, age and basic information. Heck, a majority of people these days have Facebook or Twitter. Do your diligent research!!

Aug 28, 2018
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Lawson Morris marine engineer and scammer
by: Anonymous

What can I say, ladies. You are native english speakers, and me - not - so not easy to understand the level of scammers English. I met "Lawson Morris" on the Okcupid dating site. Such a nice guy, 50+, marine engineer, works for Maersk, offshore drilling somethere close to Jakarta. Widowed, his wife dead from breast cancer, son Eric with registered nanny, parents also dead, everyone dead.

He was super cute, and we texted a lot for about 4 days, but you cannot call from the ship? Really? You use company customized devices - so what?:). All these small things made me nerveous so I did a google image search - oishhhh, he is a well known scammer, with a thousand names and the same story.

He even gave me the name of the ship - Maersk Venturer. According to marine radar the ship is not near Jakarta - its close to Ghana.

Eric "his son" doesnt learn in the school he named in Compton CA. And of course, there is no Lawson Morris in Compton at all.

So I said to him good luck you ugly scammer, and guess what? He began to call and text me - i love you, come on, honey

I deleted him in Hangouts.

so ugly.

Aug 28, 2018
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Reverse image search
by: Anonymous

I found this site to be pretty good because it uses several search engines

https://www.prepostseo.com/reverse-image-search

Of the search engines it uses. I found Yandex to be the best

Aug 28, 2018
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Comment on Herry Matthews
by: Anonymous

So glad you got rid of him.

What is wrong with your friend that she is still smitten knowing she is not the only one?

Hopefully she will wake up and not give him any money. Because that is ALL he wants.








Aug 27, 2018
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Oil Contractor Norwegian
by: Anonymous

Oil Contractor Norwegian, sounds just like my scammer.

dbandoil@icloud.com.

I have voice messages from this loser!

Aug 27, 2018
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infor needed
by: Anonymous

You can use tineye. After that I do a google search on every single photo you get. I find that on tineye it may say no match, but then on google match it catches them. I was talking to a couple of men I suspect are scammers. The nerve of them, I ask for a picture on anything with a sign with Hi on it. He said I could do that but because you don't believe me, I won't. His exact words. Dam right I don't believe you. He is blocked.

Aug 27, 2018
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Info needed
by: Anonymous

Can someone tell me where I can or what is the best site to use for the "image scan" process? I have some pictures of a POSSIBLE scammer who contacted me?? He has sent me 3 photos "supposedly" of him??

Please advise

Aug 27, 2018
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David Jackson
by: Anonymous

Here ladies is another one. This guy is really good with passport and all.

His name is David Jackson, 55 years old, from Bristol, TN, widowed for 4 years, has an 18 year old son Ryan who is in boarding school in the UK who is taken care of by a nanny because he is an engineering supervisor working on an oil rig near Kiev.

I was contacted through Messenger by David Jackson. He was interested in establishing a relationship since we were both widows and had kids near the same age. He said he would prefer to text because he didn't always have internet access. So we switched to texting.

I became suspicious when his Facebook page and his Messenger conversations disappeared. I confronted him about being a scammer and wanted proof that he wasn't. He sent me a selfie which matched the Facebook page. He was working on an oil rig off the coast of the Ukraine, so he sent me a photo of his passport. I was surprised since your social security number is on it.

He was quite the romantic with lovely verses professing his love. Then he kept wanting to get married right away. I said I needed more time. He said he wanted a wife not a girlfriend. I told him if all he wanted was a wife there were catalogs for that and that the Ukraine has quite a few.

I then compared his passport to my own and found several errors: the surname was under the given name, the given name was under the surname, there were no lines going over the photo. I then did a search on the social security number: 455-44-2291 and found it belonged to a Carl Allen 2/6/1927-4/1/1987.

This social could not belong to the passport owner because his birthdate on the passport was 3/16/1963. At this point I had not been asked for money, but I am sure it was coming. My concern was if this social security number has been given to an infant or small child and having their identy ruined. I still have all the conversations, selfie, and photo of passport. Some of the conversations are embarrasing to me but I am willing to turn everything over to stop this scammer.

I filed a report with the FTC and the FBI.

Aug 27, 2018
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Herry Matthews
by: Anonymous

My rig engineer’s name was Herry Matthews. He friended me on Fitbit. He had no recent activity and 3 pictures any woman would like. Roses on a beautiful table setting, his 12 year old daughter, and a workout photo. A widower with one daughter. Believes and professes faith in God. Originally from Qatar but does business in New Jersey and has been here 8 years now.

Asked me if I had a home and a car. Ha ha. Wanted me to go on Hangouts and asked for my number. Wouldn’t do either. After 5 days he tells me I’m the love of his life and he asks me to be his wife. I deleted and blocked him. I saw in his friends list that we had a mutual friend and I messaged her and he was doing the same routine with her. She’s hooked however and I’m not. So sad.

He’s on Hangouts so beware.

Aug 26, 2018
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Oil Contractor Norwegian ....
by: Anonymous

Well this site is so good I recently have had what I think is a scammer talking to me. I have absolutely loads of pictures and have done an image search on them all but nothing but I am sure he is a scammer. He is supposed to be Norwegian but living in the UK, lost his wife 6 years ago and of course he has the token one daughter but she is in her twenties and lives in Germany.

He is now supposed to be on a contract in Amsterdam (yes of course he is lol). I laugh at the rubbish sent to me and equally I can see I am frustrating him by not giving the information he wants. The declarations of love for me are hilarious. The only thing that bothers me is, that some poor guy has had his profile and pictures stolen and I wish I could let him know. I have spoken to him and it was a very American accent and he called me Babe and Hun. I am sure Norwegians don’t use these terms and speak with American accents though when I asked I was told ‘I went to an American school ‘ (oh yes, of course you did lol). Oh and daughters name is Peggy and sisters name is Rose and oh again, so Norwegian. Keep talking everyone as it’s the only way to expose these idiots.

I would be really be interested if anyone else has something similar and compare pictures. I really want to let the person whos profile is being used know and have tried all the searches. Thanks for reading .

Aug 26, 2018
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Response to Scam or Not
by: Anonymous

SCAM. Do not send him a dime. He is a liar like all the rest.

He will take your money and your heart and you will be left with nothing.

The best thing you can do is block and run

Aug 25, 2018
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wellingtonbruce@hotmail.com
by: Anonymous

Bruce Wellington is a SCAMMER now on Zoosk. Using this letter format below that is the #1 used by ALL scammers for their first contact. Zoosk could care less. BEWARE!!

"I do appreciate this consistent communication and I will say it is a sign of will, and I tell you where there is a will there is success ahead. I believe we both know that Love is not a destination but a journey and this is a journey that takes two to walk. I mean two souls who understand ahead that they aren't in for a kid walk, and what they have ahead is the most important mission in life. A place meant for true people, it is a place called joy and happiness.

I enjoyed reading this wonderful piece of your life synopsis and I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I so much appreciate your honesty, sincerity and openness in your last email. This is one thing I feel a lot of couple do not have EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION and HONESTY. This two are a good foundation to a lasting relationship, and I am happy we have started on a good note.

I try to play golf when I am less busy, sometimes play pool at home as I have a pool board at home.

As I could remember, as a kid I was a very cute one, lol. One whom many bullies would target, but only to realize there is a tough side to me. I could make a sober person dance. I could affect one with my smile. I grew up having more older friends. Many would confide in me. To tell you, I'm a type that doesn't judge. no matter how dirty you may be, just come clean to me, and I will give your support.

There is no Mr right until we make him right. A relationship is never about how much at the beginning but how much we could make it grow into. My grandma would tell me, if you aren't ready to feel or look stupid, then don't fall in love, lol. But sincerely that is the bitter truth. Before I lost my wife, she told me that the fact that something good ends doesn't mean something better can't start. Can you prove that right? I have come to realize that, let a man write a better book, let him preach a better sermon, let him sing the best of songs, let him gain wealth beyond dreams, he is reduced to nothing except he has a woman to call, my wife, my best friend and co pilot.

My usual saying, and I am known for it, is that. Life is simple, for those who take it simple. I don't like to complicate things. There is joy in every situation if you know the right angle to look it from.

I can’t wait to have a happy home right now. I’m a civil engineer, I was born in Germany and relocated after my wife died of ovarian cancer. I was waiting to meet my soul mate, then we will decide were the both of us will live. But I lived in a three bedroom rented apartment in Riverside California.

I want to spend the rest of my life having fun. Would you stand by me to build a home? Would you smile at me when I look tense? I don't need a super model, I rather need a very good friend who knows when I am tensed just by looking into my eyes and a super woman. The whole world may be mad at me, but if you are smiling at me, I would care less.

Who says we can't design our own paradise together? It is workable just walk by my side...

Bruce."

Aug 25, 2018
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Scam or Not
by: Anonymous

Do you really believe in this guy that he is asking for money from you even though he has said he loves you? Think of how many other women he has said this to besides you. I am sorry but you will be making a Big Mistake if you send him one Penny because him asking for more and more will never stop.

I hope you have read all these letters of Oil Riggers. Regardless if he is an Engineer Contractor or what, he is not real. I wish not to hurt you with my words but I wish not to see your heart broke or being taken for money. I just had one this week tell me American women are weak, for he asked me for money and I said NO flat out. He said fine he will find one that will send him money, but I did report him to FB. Sent his exact words to them.

You must feel in your heart he is a phony, yes we love to her them words like I love you, but that's just it, they are just words with no feelings from a stranger on the net trying to get money.

God Bless and Please be careful.

Aug 25, 2018
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New names ladies look out
by: Anonymous

He is back and his name he is going under now is Maxwell scott Johnson from Australia but lives in Virginia here in the states. he is using instagram now with freak photos of a young child and older mom, and guys now, and I for one don't believe anyone.

It wasn't his lucky day when he ran a cross me as unfortunately I am studying to be a PI investigator.

So keep a look out ladies as he is back under new names and new story's

Aug 25, 2018
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Scam or not
by: Anonymous

Anyone beware with the name Patrick Alexander from Italy, Offshore Engineer in Rome, wife died of cancer and has a 15 years old boy. His mom died 5 years before his wife, the drilling machine got destroyed by the crazy waves, needs some money to ship a new one and he can't get out of the sea until he finishes his contract.

He loves me and he needs my help so bad 😢,

I can't imagine that our feeling and emotions got to be played out this way but I am still talking to him and he asked for the money and is waiting for my answer.

Aug 24, 2018
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Kik
by: Anonymous

They’re on Kik now too. Stephen Mike is 53 and from Nevada. He joined a group I was in and started chatting. His ‘English’ is good. But when he said ‘Am good. How is your day’, it tipped me off.

And sure as hell, he is an oil rig engineer. I blocked him immediately.

Be careful on Kik, ladies.

Aug 23, 2018
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Rob Schmit
by: Anonymous

He used Rob Schmit as a name to contact me. Also business on the sea and called a sub sea contractor oil business so traveling a lot. With a daughter, 20 years old. Divorced because wife betrayed him when he was traveling. Looking for a good woman. Currently on the sea of Spain for work. Won’t be back until three weeks later. Use WhatsApp and a phone no with area code 415 but link with a city in LA.

Suddenly he said don’t use WhatsApp, use 415 phone no. He called but accent sounds like Indian or Turkish accent, which lead me to doubt about his identity. He then sent me a passpoport link with his photo, which is different from the first photo he sent. I couldn’t link his accent with his photo. He said he is from Luxembourg, mom is an Indian.

I am not sure if this a scam for money only or some company wants to establish a new dating site so send their programming engineers to lure us into their customer survey for match making preparation in the future- now it’s proven a prank apparently

Aug 23, 2018
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Words with friends 2
by: Anonymous

Beware of Harry Baldwin.

Nigerian scum who stole US ARMY Major General Daniel Baldwin’s photo and is going by the name Harry Baldwin.

He had tried to start a conversation with me.
Big mistake!!

Block and delete him.

Aug 23, 2018
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David Sandoval
by: Anonymous

Anyone been contacted by a David Sandoval? Says he's Dutch and yet has a Hispanic last name (why?). Said he lost his wife 3 years ago; son is 26. Lives in Ontario, CA. When I asked what part he didn't acknowledge and "have to go have my dinner now". AMAZING how many widowers there are on these sites. Is active on CoffeeMeetsBagel (dating site). Stated he's in the hotel renovation business and hopes to gain an interview for a possible contract in South Carolina.

We ALL know that's a "but I need some assistance to secure the contract". Skype name is live:dmatz357.

Phone number 707-300-8924; a VOIP # located in Boonville, CA.

Where the heck is that?

Aug 23, 2018
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Troy Spencer
by: Anonymous

He will be on instagram and look very handsome and say his daughter has heart issues, wife died of cancer three years ago. Also he’s on snap chat with a phone number ‭+234 706 189 7545‬ and will use a gmail spenceoil95

He will be smitten with you and need to be with you and send songs and will want to know your full name right away, and age and if you live alone.

He will act like his phone is broke where he can’t video chat or send a photo of a date or your name with his photo. He will say he’s injured on the rig or his daughters health got him into problems. I suspected in less then a few days he wasn’t legit. When I wasn’t gonna talk to him he hurried and called me, but he’s stupid because now I had his actual number that gave me his snap chat account.

And he is a Nigerian man not a UK white man. So yea good luck and hope you don’t get scammed.

Aug 23, 2018
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Corey Steele
by: Anonymous

Anyone been contacted by Corey Steele?
Don't know much about him, but I believe he is no good.

Aug 23, 2018
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JOHN LAMB
by: Anonymous

Anyone been contacted by John Lamb? Car accident in Louisiana, coma for 2 months, and now asking for a go fund me page for back surgery.

Aug 22, 2018
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Anonymous writing about scammer in Stockholm
by: Anonymous

Sounds like the scammer I just wrote about. Donald Hedlund, and he did not want any man around me either ever. He did not ask for money right away, but he did ask for a Amazon card and when he did ask for money it was through Money Gram and Western Union.

Just be aware and block him.

Aug 22, 2018
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Change in modus operandi
by: Anonymous

There seems to be a shift in the way these scammers are operating. I was approached by "Ben" on Over 40's Dating. He said that he had met a wonderful woman through the site, but his friend "Adam" needed to meet a truly special woman and he gave me "Adam's" contact number. I suspect that they were one and the same person.

I gave him a call, and he told me that he was Hungarian (he did have a European accent) and had come to South Africa for work. His wife had died in a tragic accident, he had a 12 year old son living in California, he had worked in South America, but SA was so beautiful and he wanted to settle here. He worked on ExxonMobil in Sandton Johannesburg. RED FLAGS!

He contacted me again in the evening with the usual "Hello dear" nonsense- RED FLAG and asked me if I had had dinner - RED FLAG. I asked him where he was. "I am in Doha". Huh? I told him that I had a friend who worked at ExxonMobil and she didn't know of him. "Oh no dear, I work in Exxon Mobile UK".

He proceeded to tell me that he had been in a board meeting all day, had a terrible headache and has to rush off to Botswana to relieve a colleague who went for an emergency operation.

He was talking in circles. Looking back he made such a fool of himself. Stupid idiot.

Needless, to say I blocked him. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Ladies, stay vigilant and trust your instincts. The stories these people spin are evolving.

Aug 21, 2018
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Jeremy Webbe
by: Anonymous

He Said he lives in Stockholm Sweden and he is Haifa. He wants pictures on me and My place. He was on a datingsite - ourtime and he said he Loves me directly and nobody is going to touch me.

I told him I am nobodys and I do what I want. Didn't ask for money yet but IT comes.

lol.

I block before he asked.

New name
Nicolas Diego
Attwood walker
Donald hyatt
Allesamdro Lorenzo
Jeffrey Smith
Edleen Magaya are agent ont cyprus and take the money through moneygram and Atlanta Georgia. The fidelity bank. Anthony Atabeh.
Watch out and Block.

Aug 21, 2018
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Nick Carter
by: Anonymous

This guy's Instagram username is nickcarter764, email nick4love1280@gmail.com, and claims he really is named Nick Carter. He is a widower from Denmark (I don't think Nick Carter is a common Danish name, just saying), he is working on a UK oil rig, Catholic, has one son, and lost his wife and daughter in a car accident when they ran into a trailer truck while going for a shopping trip.

Quite the heart-breaking story, huh? Worst part is he went on and on about fidelity and honesty. evil: (I will say this much: the real guy in these photos is really handsome :oops: too bad he's being used for evil).

Aug 20, 2018
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Jack Peterson
by: Anonymous

Got contacted by a Jack Peterson on Words with Friends2. Immediately wants to know if I'm married and how old I am. Asked me to go on Hangouts to be able to chat better and share photos. Says he's 58 and his wife, son and sister died in a car accident and now is looking for someone to spend the rest of his life with. He says he has 16 year old twin girls. Says he's working on an oil rigs in the sea of Aberdeen off Scotland and is the supervisor there to 30 men. Also says he was Italian.

Romances you with love quotes taken off google. After two weeks he said I was his soulmate and wanted to settle down with me and his kids after his contract finishes. Tells me he's been having trouble with a crane for a couple of days. Now he wants $2000 to help pay to get it fixed and I'm his only hope and that men were injured. Now he hardly has said a word to me since I said I couldn't get him the money. But I did receive a message he was so stressed and couldn't sleep but I noticed he was playing Words with friends.

I've contacted women who have him as a friend on there and they too have had the same questions by him. I did a reverse image search and found him on a dating site under the name John, aged 53 and there was more photos of him. I noticed a name in one of the photos and did a Facebook search and it turns out to be a bridal shop in Italy and this guy was in the photos.

He's stolen this guy's identity who looks to be a wedding dress designer and rich so he doesn't need to scam women.

Aug 19, 2018
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Watch out for the name Richard Mathisen
by: Anonymous

He claims to be a widow of 4 years, Norwegian oil rig engineer. Just went off to the Gulf of Mexico. Supposedly from North York, Ontario.
My friends told me he was a scammer, before he had a chance to ask me for money. I blocked both his phone number and email address.
The lesson I have learned here is not just off the dating site but not to talk to these people.

Aug 19, 2018
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James and Kevin
by: Anonymous

First of all Thank You Kevin for putting your statement on because every word is true.

As For James, Oh he is good to believe me. If he is in the Gulf that he says and has moved on to another Oil Rig outside of Ontario he is the Biggest Scam Artist I have seen or met on here. He even called me his wife, Honey, Sweetheart, always My Love, Always a Good Morning, how he had a sleepless night thinking of me. I would say I slept wonderfully, and that would get him mad.

There never will be another in his life. He sent me many many songs and poems which the poems were always found on the net. We argued too a lot. As I said before he sent me a picture of welding under water because the pipes were leaking oil in the Gulf and it was a lot I guess according to him. How he will never share his love with no other women, that is what all Nigerian's say to you.

So if you hear that phrase know it is from a Nigerian or someone in Ghana, as they use it all the time. I Have read so much on these guys and it all goes back to Nigeria.

Please take care, as these men are not worth the ground you walk on. They are loser's who don't want to work for a living but scam women and men in the States. I talked to the FRSC in Nigeria and they said nothing can be done as it is not illegal for their men to do that.

It's our fault for falling for it. I am so Leary of any request from a man and again I always look at the likes, it will say Austin Texas but every single like is from Nigeria, so check it out for sure. God Bless

Aug 19, 2018
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Anonymous lady who claims all is good.
by: Kevin B

You will be asked for money or I tune cards. If he offers to send you money if you set up an account you will not be able to get to the money but your name will be all over it. It's what we call money laundering and you will go to jail.

Remember most of these guys have two first names for their first and last, are widowed somehow or divorced, have one kid that lives with a nanny or Grandma. 1 year and you have not met this man yet a man who could have any woman in the world with his millions chooses you right?

But when he comes to see you he will need money guaranteed. And it will be guaranteed he will never show up.

Aug 18, 2018
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Oil engineer/ construction worker
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Dav123 on mate1.come He is also different ne on instagram and FB as Kevin Finkel from Houston Texas

Aug 18, 2018
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James.
by: Anonymous

I've been with my cheater for over a year. I had a strange relationship with him. He did not get any money, he did not get expensive gifts. There were arguments. There were conversations. It was a strange relationship. Very strange. I have his email address. I have his phone numbers. I have his name even if it is true.

I wonder if any of you had such a relationship and if you can have something more than just cheating with someone? I had the impression that I am not being cheated, on the contrary I turn this man into someone better and better. Has any of you had that?

Aug 16, 2018
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Baruch Shalev
by: Ewelina

I have become approached by a scammer. I have pretty good instinct and I knew from the start that the guy who is contacting me is very wrong. I decided to search and I am so glad that I found here similar history and someone else was contacted by the same guy.

This time he was trying to sneak under the different name but he is a total idiot as he sent me an e-mail in which he introduced himself as Baruch Shalev while the e-mail address was RobertoSchmit. This alone was enough to know he is laying. The story fits with Rob Schmit Oil Services scam who is searching for women on Linkedin and is reaching out to connect for other reasons than business.

Another reason to not trust this scammer. And yes he introduces himself as a German- American who is a contractor for different oil companies and apparently he is the CEO now. His life focus and dream is to retire and buy a house for millions of dollars in some exotic place. I contacted Linkedin, and will try to report to Cyber Security - but be aware he is there trying again and he may use a different name.

Aug 16, 2018
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James Harrison
by: Anonymous

Less than a week into talking, I became highly suspicious. He stated being in Netherlands on a 4 year contract drilling. Parents deceased, wife died in childbirth, only brother died in battle in Syria. Referred to me as Dear, Queen, My love, and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me.

WHOAH. I requested many times not to refer to me as these condescending terms, and it was IMPOSSIBLE to know if we even like each other! 2 kids in NYC boarding school, owns home in LA.

Fortunately, I never gave the ring of scammers a dime. If I hadn't have found this site, I was going to truthfinder him. I hope you read through this blog and see the stories are all the same. Yes, we emailed shortly after he found me.

Aug 16, 2018
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Thank you about Dave Eugene Scott
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the post saying he is a scammer. I did want to believe him so badly but am glad I decided to go in here this morning and found your post. It is ending by me blocking him. Thank you for confirming what I thought was true but didn’t want to believe it. Definitely a lesson learned the hard way but thankfully before no money was exchanged!

Thank you!

Dave Eugene Scott is a scammer. Do not believe his words!!

Aug 13, 2018
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Another scammer, not on an oil rig
by: Anonymous

I have been talking to my scammer for six months, fell in love with him. He loved me, I was his life. His name is Donald Hedlund, widowed, no children. He said his wife died at childbirth. Both parents dead. No siblings, no aunt or uncle or cousins. Said he lived in Goldberg Nevada, no such person by that name lives in Goldberg Nevada.

Says he’s a civil engineer and builds houses, says he built one in London for a client and got paid with a international check, can’t cash it. Lives with his "agent", after I paid his hotel bill. The London cops confiscated his passport because he owes taxes on the money he can’t get because of the check. Says he can’t find work anywhere because of the type of work he does. Went to the embassy to see if they could help him financially, he says he doesn’t carry his drivers license or a debt card from his bank back in the states because of complications with a relationship he had a year ago, and the embassy wants his banking information to help him depositing his check, so he asked me to send the embassy my banking info so he can deposit the check in my account and send him money to pay his taxes to come home.

He is now blocked and deleted. I have names and account numbers that will get reported. He has broken English, small i’s in his conversation, will not face time and I’ve only spoken to him on the phone 3 times in six months, he says the connection is always bad.

Just a heads up ladies, he’s on messenger. Block him, he’s a smooth talker and won’t ask for money right away. He wants you to feel sorry for him because of his "situation ", he can’t get "home". He’s 48 years old, very handsome.

Aug 13, 2018
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In regards to Kelvin Antonio Smith
by: Anonymous

Kelvin Antonio Smith is the wrong identity. That is not him on those pics and someone else is using his pictures. I met the real Kelvin Antonio Smith who happens to actually be real and turned out to be a very sweet guy and he is a real Mechanical Engineer😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Aug 12, 2018
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Joanne. Concerning Emmanuel Stephen
by: Anonymous

I sent you an email if you didn't get it mine is debbie836@icloud.com.

Emmanuel Stephen gave me the exact same story. I fell for everything and he not only took my money but he has broken my heart. I have been suspicious of him for a long time but I had no proof. You may be the answer to my prayers as I just couldn't make myself let go of him if there was a chance he was real.

He claims to be in love with me and I definitely am with him I just need some closure so I can get on with my life and put this behind me. I have photos I would like to send you if I can. Please contact me. Again thank you so much for responding.

Thanks so much to this site it is a lifesaver.

[ED - you are welcome]

Aug 12, 2018
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James from Aug 10
by: Anonymous

Sounds like my scammer who stole most of my money being in contact with me for 13 months. Already disappeared one and half year ago. Similar problems to pay for, underwater picture of him fixing a pipe, yes remember that. He called himself James too. He had no one to help, big contract and everything went wrong and always needing money. His mule was in China after some in US were investigated and had to return money to me then he stuck with a China woman mule. All was fake. Photoshopped pictures, fake documents, fake bank account where he had money he could not get released and needing to pay huge amounts to get it released.

He was Nigerian mostly phoning with an unknown number, a couple of times with 234 country phone code, maybe mistake not even knowing it showed. I am sure he is still scamming. He was very patient but sometimes too pushy. After he got most of my money and disappeared, he came back five months later asking for more saying that he left me with some money. Not his money but mine, never gave him more, could not afford bankruptcy.

Aug 12, 2018
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To the person who wrote James on August 10
by: Wiser Now

Please tell us how the mule got arrested? I have mules too. Maybe your information will help in this. I am "Wiser Now " ask Steve for my email address and he will give it to you.

I too am a victim of oil rigger engineer scams and lost my shirt. Recovering but it is slow cause I need to replace my IRA so my nest egg will grow. When I helped the oil rigger engineer out he promised to pay me back when he got to America and of course it was all lies. If the lies were counted there were hundreds of them and if the promises that were broken were counted it was hundreds of false promises just to get me to send the money by Western Union and Money Gram. But I need to know how you got the mule arrested please. He had many mules and it would be great to see them talk to save them selves.

We have to stay to together as victims and I am on a Facebook page where there are over 600 victims of oil rigger engineer scams and other scams mostly all women. We are a target for them and they use lies and deception and I heard they cast spells using VOODOO and even west Africa magic. How do they manage to get into our minds and hearts as they do?

We can report them to Western Union and Money Gram getting the names black flagged and also turn it into the police department and go to Scam Haters and www.anyscam.com to report to but we need results. But we need to band together as this is war on women mostly from the country of Nigeria. I really dislike Nigeria now.

But if you are a victim get help and join a group and get support because it takes time to recover our hearts. God bless you all and keep your chin up. Let us all fight back with the truth fighting their lies.

Aug 12, 2018
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Brian Igor Smith same as Sebastian Igor Cooper
by: Anonymous

These two people are the same. "Brian" contacted me through "Chances Are" a women's divorce support group. That was the first "fishy" clue. He explained he misunderstood when he signed up.

We texted for about 2 months. I got the same story: contractor for Chevron, working on oil rig, needed money for import duties. Sent me the picture of the check too. I also got the family pictures with the cute little dog. He also said his wife died in a car accident and daughter was living in the U.K.

He said he was in love and wanted to be with me forever. I knew it all was "fishy", but it was fun for a while. Texting with him kept my mind off things for a while.

He asked for money twice. Both times I said no. Be careful ladies. This guy was good. He seemed real. I didn't give too much personal information, but he used whatever I sent him to reel me in. I knew in my heart it was all bull, but he was very good at "courting".

I kept trying to check out his story. He did have a LinkedIn page, I never signed up to check it out. I did look up the routing numbers on the picture of the 408 thousand dollar check he sent me. They matched the bank address. The Chevron address matched. Even the signature is a person who works for Chevron. After he asked for $$ the second time, I did more research and found this site!

These guys are good at what they do and they get us when we're vulnerable. Always be careful ladies!!

Aug 12, 2018
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Cedric Edison auf LinkeIn
by: Anonymous

linkedin.com/in/cedric-edison-4b757275

Cedric Edison - is still active. He was my first scammer last year and I fell for him. I had met him on xing!

Contact went on for 5 months, after 3 months he had gotten an order in Turkey. Totally romantic correspondence, long phone calls, pleasant rough voice, pretends to work as a contractor for Gunvor Raffinerie in Geneva, Switzerland. Repairs oil pipelines! Widowed, two children 6 and 8 years old, living with his 80-year-old mother and a nanny in America. Very very romantic letters, it picks you up emotionally, you can't resist this charm.

In Turkey and problems with machines that came from China had to be triggered at customs and he still needed 30,000 € from me. His friends had allegedly paid him most of the huge sum. Then he became very ill because he worked unprotected in the "burial". He tells the work stories very credibly, I have checked these things often. Then he had to go to the hospital, which he never gave up. Then after he was discharged from the clinic had no more money for hotel and food. I lost my credit card, I sent him 300,-€. Their money picked up his best friend in Istanbul! Not even thanks, he said! That's when I became sensitive and sceptical!

In this time the contact was very small. It all happened around Christmas time, he wanted to go home to his children. I should send him another 1.000,-€ for a flight ticket. I wanted to see his passport, he was angry because I wouldn't trust him. IP check revealed America, Sunnyvale and nothing with Switzerland or Turkey, time difference 9 hours.

I can recommend image search via yandex, and there I found many websites of him on Love pages with always different names and ages. He only looked at older women, he pretended to be 52 years old. What a ruthless freak! Sent a lot of pictures of himself and his kids.

He's only had women in xing as contacts. And now he's active again on the left, with the same photo and name! He's not real!!!!!! He was also on xing again and again after breaks, I reported him again and again.

Everyone run away very quickly! They're not worth the time of your life! good luck... men you've never seen should never get money! Never!

Aug 12, 2018
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Thomas lindegaard madsen
by: Anonymous

I met an oil rig scammer through words with friends. He wanted me to set up a gmail account. I never did. Talked to him for a couple days thru the game. Got suspicious when he started signing things love Thomas and calling me dear. I called him on his lies and he kept with the lies.

He worked for Diamond oil and gas instead of diamond offshore drilling. Claimed he was going to be on a rig for five months, when the norm is 14 or 21 days. His child moved from studying in the states to boarding in the UK. Mother American,
Father Danish. Mother died young. Then mother died recently.

English was more broken if you got him frustrated. Never set up the gmail account. Never told him where I was other than a state. All in all lucky I only wasted two days.

Aug 11, 2018
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Wanting help from Lynn - Emmanuel Stephen
by: Johanne

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Jul 22, 2018
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Private contractor on oil rig
by: Lynn

Yes I have been contacted by Emmanuel Stephen. He has given me the story that he was on an oil rig and that I was the love of his life and that he wanted to come to me and be with me forever.

He had two kids Jerry and Jessica. His wife died of drug and heart complications. They were with a caregiver at the time. Both his parents died. His wife's parents were not in touch with the family.

He also shared pictures, which are probably not the sames one, but would be interesting to find out more.

Please contact me at
walker_down_far@outlook.com

Aug 11, 2018
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Petroleum Engineer
by: Anonymous

I have been chatting on Instagram with a Perry Wilson who said he is a Petroleum Engineer working on a contract in Oslo, Norway. Mother is German, Father, American and they live in Berlin. He says he has a home (sent me pictures) in Los Angeles. English is pretty good, but some grammatical errors.

He said that is because he grew up in Germany. He's a very smooth talker "who just lives to talk to me on Instagram." We've chatted a couple of weeks. He hasn't asked for anything, as yet. I'm very skeptical but will chat for the time being. Never would I give him any money or anything.

Won't happen.

Aug 11, 2018
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Andy Kay
by: Anonymous

Andy Kay. He is on the road again, this time on xing and who knows with what other names on other platforms. Chevron's the company he's supposed to be working for again.

Don't you believe these people... run away.

Aug 11, 2018
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Carson Roy Jason
by: Anonymous

1 noticed they’re all in their 50’s, all have children living with nannies, stay in the big house in chicago illinois and inheritad parents’ house in florida, parents dead because of car crash, they work in the oil business. Quite a coincidence. They need to get new stories. We ladies are catching on to their lies. Be careful as Carson Roy Jason is his name, Two Children.

He got nothing from me, but be careful ladies

Aug 10, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

I was with a James from the Gulf Of Mexico for almost two years. His machine was always breaking down. Needed a pulley, needed a nut that broke off, needed some kind of oil thing, he had to shut down cause it was leaking in the water. Sent me pictures that were suppose to be him welding under water a pipe but had gear on so could not tell it was him. Sent pictures of him in his office and standing by stones and water, and in some Village. He had no one else but me and I was the only one that could help him. He fell and got hurt and needed attention right away so I called the Company and asked them if it was true and they said they had no one by that name that most workers were from Foreign and told me do not send him no more money for he was lying to me.

Found out his mules were sending all the money to Nigeria and I did get one arrested. All the love poems I typed in search and they would come up. His Picture stand in a mall in the Winter was another man's picture also. The one he sent me a few months ago there was another man had the same office and identical with pictures and all. So a friend checked them out and they were photoshopped so its amazing what they will do to get your money.

Please DO NOT SEND HIM MONEY, and he went after my friend too for help to fix his machines. If he mentions a friend Steve or Mark it is for sure him. But he is in Nigeria trying to get money to buy crude oil to sell. These guys are rip-offs and a lowlife. Please do not give him your phone number for he can order whatever he wants in your name by using it. God Bless You and My Very Best To You

Aug 10, 2018
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Off shore rigs
by: Anonymous

Scammed by a Clinton Barrow From Charlotte NC who
Lives in Florida. His picture is on Facebook. He told me he worked for Chevron: shell as a chief executive. He was divorced and has two children and a nanny who he says that is in the USA illegally from Mexico.

I fell for his sweet words then he asked me for money. Yes I did get scammed for a few dollars and was trying to find anything on him. I even went to TruthFinder and they had no record of a
Clinton Barrow.

Ladies please don’t let this happen to you

Aug 10, 2018
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Stories by oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

How do the oil rig scammers know the different parts of the rigs and the functions? They are not Engineers. My only scammer, John Robert who I've found with many other names, told me once he was reading a book about oil drilling in the oceans. I could not figure out why if he was already drilling for oil in the high seas. When asked, he danced around and never gave an answer but I was in love. I guess they have books to study like he said he was reading the bible. That's how they know about everything they ask for.

As soon as they say something is broken, or their child needs funds for school, or they don't have a banking account where they are, RUN AND BLOCK THEM. I didn't because I had no idea he was a scammer. I'd just lost my husband of 45 years and was still mourning him when I was contacted by John who I think picked my name from the Mayo Clinic followers. He contacted me on Facebook with a sob story about how depressed he was and of course I helped him.

When I ran out of money after almost 5 years of promises to repay me , he suddenly was gone but is still sending me a text periodically asking if I have the money so he can return to GA and access his bank. He made a mistake when I asked him where he was after I had not heard from him for a while. He said he was in GA! Then said he was still in Nova Scotia. He took me for my life savings and most of my retirement. A Total of over $500,000.

Aug 10, 2018
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Monetary loss 45,000
by: Anonymous

Ladies, none of them are true and they are all false. I was a victim two years ago I lost much money but by Gods grace I was able to pull through tough times financially and losing thousands of dollars is not easy but it is a big lesson not to be naïve. There will be a time that these people will be caught. Be strong!!!


God bless everyone and its been a while since I did post but never forget the lesson that I have paid with my own action using my heart not my brain. It was a blessing that I did not lose all my property in this world especially my faith in God but thats when you fall and he picks you up.

Aug 10, 2018
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To Dave Eugene Scott Posting
by: Anonymous

Sorry to burst your bubble but guess what HE IS NOT REAL. Just because he hasn't YET asked you for money, doesn't mean he won't. He will ask you for something. He is already hinting that he has to make repairs in order to complete his mission and meet you.

He has several options. Either ask to "BORROW" money from you to repair the drill bits (which by the way do not exist). Or, he will ask for an ITunes Gift Card for software, or he will tell you he has a package to send you and you will need to make the arrangements and pay a fee to the delivery company so you can receive a non-existent package. And it goes on and on.

He may also ask you to be his beneficiary! That is a good one.

Oh yes, my scammer LOVED me too. He was on an oil rig. Took him two months before he asked for money. He was so sweet and loving and loved sexting. He called me his queen, his love, his baby. I was everything to him.

The BS goes on and on.

My scammer was also 56 and his wife died in GHASTLY car accident.

Any of this sound familiar???? Read ALL the stories.

He is NO different. He is a lying piece of crap Nigerian scammer looking for nothing but money.

Please wake up before you become completely hypnotized by his BS.

Your creep is NO different than the rest.

Good luck if you still believe him.

Aug 10, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about James this man sounds like all the rest of these riggers as their machines are breaking, they are in the Gulf of Mexico, someone gets hurt and needs help. I would say he just wants money that is all he wants and the best thing to do is block him and move on

Aug 09, 2018
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RE: Stop and think about it...
by: Anonymous

Okay, I have to say this: I work in the oil and gas profession. I work with both onshore and offshore clients. Let's talk about some "truths" that should clue us all in to these scammers.

YES, the oil and gas profession is full of contractors. That's about the only semi-logical/realistic thing that I read on these posts related to my profession.

Here are the big NO's:

*Oil rig contractors do NOT get stuck paying for equipment parts and supplies. Does not matter if there is a storm, their wallets went overboard, there was an accident and/or they have crews depending on them. That's not how the oil and gas contracts work.
*Think about this: why would a reputable businessman ask a woman he met online (and has never met) to loan him money on a work contract???? That does not even make sense.
*If there was an accident and/or bad weather, we could google it and read about it in the news to verify. Accidents and bad weather get reported.
*They have no cellphone connectivity while they are out on their offshore work assignments. They would not/could not contact us if there was truly an issue.

If somebody gives us these ridiculous stories, we just need to block, delete, and RUN!!! I work hard for my money...why would we want to give it away to a phony-baloney story that doesn't even make sense? I will never be THAT lonely, will you? Think about what is being said to you related to their financial requests for so-called "contract work".

Aug 09, 2018
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All the same
by: Anonymous

Have you noticed they’re all in their 50’s, all have children either living with nannies or in boarding school and all work in the oil business. Quite a coincidence. They need to get new stories. We ladies are catching on to their lies.

Aug 09, 2018
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Dave Eugene Scott
by: Anonymous

Hello. I am wondering if anyone knows Dave Eugene Scott. He is an oil rig engineer who is in the gulf of mexico with a contract through Chevron. His rig had a storm go through and damaged the drill bits and clusters. He needs money to get home as he lost his wallet in the storm. He hasn't asked me for any money at all and is actually been very good about that. He says he loves me and wants to get married when he is done with his contract which should be end of October, providing he can get the drilling up and going again.

Dave is 56 and has no family as he was orphaned and raised by a catholic priest. He has a 15 year old son Robert who is in boarding school. Dave's email is crudeoilengr10@gmail.com and his son Roberts' email is roberteugene@gmail.com

Supposedly they both live in Salt Lake city, but Dave is originally from Finland he says. He lost his wife Joan in a car accident 6 years ago. Dave is a real talker and seems so geniune. I hate to think that he isn't real as he wants me to come visit him (he'll pay for my flight), and then we go see his son Robert too.

Aug 09, 2018
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More Names
by: Sarah

I believe that my original NIGERIAN SCAMMER that went by the name of Chris Anderson contacted me under two other identities.

He is on WWF and Messenger and Hangouts and probably anywhere else that he can troll. His WWF and Hangouts and Instagram ID is chris754anderson and I believe his email is chris45anderson@gmail.com which is probably his Hangouts address.

I was challenged on WWF by one David Silas (AKA silasdesmond) a few weeks ago when I downloaded WWF2 with the SAME M/O as Chris used. Same phrases, likes, dislikes, etc. I suspected right away it was him but played along for a little while.

Chris Anderson found me on WWF about a year ago. We stopped playing and communicating after I would not send him any money or Itunes gift cards. WWF ended a long time ago as did Messenger with him.

Well, guess what. After I started "playing" with David Silas I get a WWF challenge from none other than Chris Anderson (same photo he used to use but not the same as David Silas character). Said he found me playing a mutual friend David and wanted to know why I had blocked him. He asked me to give him another chance, that he loved and missed me and to unblock him and let's chat on HAngouts or Messenger. So I did. Then David disappeared and when I sent him another game challenge he declined!!

Chris and I communicated for another week or two and then he asked me for HELP!! LOL. I refused. He stopped playing WWF with me. I sent him another challenge and he declined!! Of course, I HAD NO INTENTION of sending him anything as before and knew EXACTLY what he is.

Third guy was chatting with a friend of mine on Instagram. His name is Patrick Owens. IG name is owenspasddy. Funny to me, but I was convinced it was Chris/David. So, my girlfriend called me on her land line and put the phone down where I could hear. She called him on Hangouts from her cell, put him on speaker and guess what....YES....it was Chris.

I had spoken with him on Messenger when we just reconnected and had spoken with him several times in the past. Unless these Nigerians ALL have the same inflections and voices, I knew that voice and his phrases, and everything.

So I set up a fake Instagram and guess who contacts me - Patrick Owens! He did not recognize the picture I used as it was from a long time ago and was a profile shot from a distance. My hair was different and so was I.

Yes, same everything as it was Chris. I chatted with him a few times and then I deleted my fake Instagram account. My friend, yes, she is still playing with him! Why, I will never know. She claims to be waiting for him to ask her for money. Then she will tell him off. She is talking with three others besides Patrick. Says it is for entertainment purposes.

I know you are all probably thinking that it cannot be the same guy. But I say, yes it is. They change their identities constantly and use them all.

The Chris Anderson character is done with me for sure. No more WWF or Messenger or Hangouts. Gone for good thank GOODNESS. But the Patrick Character did not recognize me or the name I made up.

So ladies, watch out for those three names.

And there are hundreds of them on WWF2. Get at least three requests a day. All disgusting freaks that they are.

I block them all.

Be safe out there. Don't ask us on here if we think they are scammers. Don't be fooled. If you have to ask, then you have doubts. When in doubt, RUN.

Oh by the way, Patrick told my friend he was working in Mexico on an Ocean Liner. He told me he was a Civil Engineer building a 5 star hotel at a resort location in Mexico.

New professions every day!!

Aug 09, 2018
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James.
by: Anonymous

Hi. Do any of you have any contact with a man called James. He works on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Lonely. He has no family. Very affectionate and romantic. He quickly says he fell in love. He needs money to repair the machine that broke down. There was an accident recently and he was in the hospital. That's why he did not answer. Contact at specific times. He says he is a Jehovah's witness but then he suddenly becomes a Pentecost. Does anyone write with such a person?

Aug 08, 2018
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Sebastian Igor Copper
by: Anonymous

Block and avoid this guy, similar story, very big oil rig repair project, lovely texts/emails for more than month. Now, he is suddenly stuck with his project as he needs to pay thousands in import duties for the equipment he needs to install, obviously, he is about 17K short, good luck with that. He sent me a picture of a 408K payment he received from Chevron, but he can't use until he is off that rig.

I was suspecting something from the very beginning, but with his sweet talk, I had doubts and kept talking to him. I have not and will not send him anything, but wanted to warn others. The name will probably change, but he is sending you nice family pictures and his picture with his little dog. Wife is killed in a car accident, parents are dead and one adult daughter in UK.

Aug 08, 2018
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IP search
by: Anonymous

Hi, how do I do an ip search in google hangout?
I am sure he is false, but he keeps sending me pictures when he was little, of himself and his army buddies. The younger pictures are him. All are USA background, all are him because it looks exactly like him. I look like me when I was little, so does his. I tried tracing the images, but nothing either. I tried right clicking, and pull up in the drop menu, but do not see anything.

I would really like to trace this ip address to prove, and take his picture and show the world.

Thanks

Aug 08, 2018
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Frank Chan (frankchanking1@gmail.com)
by: Anonymous

Im the one posting on 5 July2018 and Im so sorry hearing about your loss.

So the end of my story is as following -

His ghetto machine only managed to survive another week and then broke down. Of course then he needed 200k to get it repaired. I questioned him whether he got an insurance or not? He said no. How can people undertake such a valuable project without placing insurance? Because he is trying to steal your money, as simple as it is!

I was very firm on my position of not wiring money out by suggesting to him to get a loan from the bank, calling ex company/colleagues for money, etc. and he "managed" to raise 180k after 2 days (wow) which means he still needs 20k from me.

Luckily I was talking to my family the other day when he was trying to call me - I then made up a story that I lent all my money to the family. I have nothing left for him.

Then the following day again he called, asking me to go out and get an itune card for USD500 value because he has some software that he needed to pay off. I said I'll let him know once I found it, which I never did.

As a result he completely faded out without reaching out to me again.

Aug 07, 2018
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Tom Christ
by: Anonymous

Whoever wrote about Tom Christ. He has scammed several women. Read the messages, there are many about him. I also put his name in and googled it and look what happed.

Don't Waste Your Time on Tom Crist Email Scam
www.lottoexposed.com/beware-tom-crist-email-scam

Whenever there are lottery winners, their names are likely going to be attached to some lottery scam. Tom Crist is the latest "victim" to this scam. The scam begins with an email, much like the one below: Subject: Charity Donation Funds.
Tom Crist Email Scam: Lottery Winner Says Hoax Is..

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/17/tom-crist-email-scam_n

Tom Crist Email Scam: Lottery Winner Says Hoax Is 'Unfortunate' The Huffington Post Alberta An email scam circulating the continent is exploiting the generosity of Calgary lotto winner Tom Crist.

Tom Crist Lottery Win Advance Fee Scam - Hoax-Slayer

https://www.hoax-slayer.net/tom-crist-lottery-win-advance-fee-scam

The scammer – still pretending to be Tom Crist – will claim that the money is required to cover legal and insurance costs, tax, banking fees, …
Tom Crist Foundation (scam alert) | THE SCAM HUNTER

scamhunter.org › Advance Fee Frauds

I got a message from a Richard Seever. I looked up his IP address and it has been reported over 200 x for scams.

Aug 07, 2018
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Frank Chan (frankchanking1@gmail.com)
by: Anonymous

Thank you. I feel so lousy and stupid after the whole incident. I wish him to be caught for his evil doing. He blocked me. By the way, he told me he was from Philadelphia. His mum passed on 6 years ago.

And his million dollars project, easy to break down as the story was the same. He even told me his laptop was down so could not whatsapp me and then he disappeared.

Is he still communicating with you? He should be punished.

Aug 07, 2018
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New scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for someone by the name of fanderson433 on INSTAGRAM. It is a Nigerian by the name of EBI.

DO NOT FRIEND.

BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK.

Aug 07, 2018
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Please share
by: Anonymous

Everyone, please share this site with all of your single friends. If I had known this site existed before, I would never have given money to the scammer.

Spread the word far and wide, let’s shut them down and not give any more money to anyone!

Aug 07, 2018
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Follow up
by: Anonymous

I too was scammed and thankfully my sister did a reverse face recognition and confirmed it before I lost a lot of money. I had some suspicions due to loopholes in his story and differences in pictures that were sent to me. This scammer was really into "sexting" and when he sent me pictures of what was supposedly his private part, one day it was circumcised and another day it was not LOL!!!

So after I found out I was being scammed I decided to play along with the charade. Originally he wanted iTunes cards to "add more time on his phone". Then I sent money to a mule. The next time he wanted money I was to send it via money gram to a name in Nigeria. Well no way was I sending there as I had read about women almost getting charged with money laundering.

Told him money gram had new policies for sending to Nigeria.

Then I did a little scamming of my own. I told him my dog got away and when I went to grab him I got bitten by a snake and landed in the hospital and had all kinds of complications. While in the hospital he got updates from my "husband" and nurses. That went on for a week. So then he comes up with this brilliant idea that I can send the money via RIA transfer directly to his bank account. BINGO I now have a bank, account number and name on the account and I filed a report on the FBI’s website cyber crime page. The address is:

www.ic3.gov.

Make sure if you sent money you have how you sent it and who to.

Aug 07, 2018
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Follow up
by: Anonymous

Every other day I read & review the contents of the page. I know I was mesmerized & enchanted by a Oil Rig Engineer. He told me so many lovely things, told me he can’t wait to meet me and so on. All, or most of these scams are true & planned, manipulated, and masterfully carried out. I am interested if anyone has been arrested, captured, or has to pay any money back??

What legal action have been taken, & what are the results, if any?? Can some one share? Oh, & has anyone ever heard or been in contact with Tom Crist?? He must still be in the hospital in Mexico???

Aug 07, 2018
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Frank Chan
by: Anonymous

I am sorry about losing your savings. I too lost all my savings to my scammer and I will never recover. Just know you are not alone as there are a lot of us that have lost our hard earned savings to these thieves.

Aug 07, 2018
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In Regards to Mules
by: Anonymous

Thank You for your story and I too was told by the Police that if I have to ask myself am I being scammed then no doubt I am and reporting it show's I knew I was. I did wake up beforehand and when I would not send no more he got pretty mean and verbally abusive.

The mule I reported knew she was sending to Nigeria that's why she got sentenced as such for she knew she was laundering money for this man.

So Thank You again, I was not the only one that went to the police but had an ID from WU and Money Gram to give them.

God Bless All. If they say Oil Rigger they are scammers. Please understand that or call the company they say they are working for.

Take care

Aug 07, 2018
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/18/nigerian-con-artists-have-new-ways-theyre-using-to-steal-your-cash.html

Aug 07, 2018
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Scam
by: Anonymous

I can tell you I was scammed and I blocked and am free. Don't believe a Word. I called police and moneygram and Western Union and they Said Thanks it must be stopped.

Don't go to hangout or out from the site you are in. JUST BLOCK

Christina

Aug 07, 2018
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Frank Chan (frankchanking1@gmail.com)
by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing. I was scammed by this guy of all my savings. He sounded so real, and used my faith to blind my trust.

He is a scammer. I have been trying to catch him.
I did not report him to the police.

I really pray hard that this guy can be caught. Now I am left with no savings at all.

Aug 06, 2018
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Oil vessel
by: Anonymous

Sounds like my scammer I had before, talked for six months. His name was then Charles Bothmann, from Boston Mass. Did the same thing only equipment got seized at the Canadian border. He was a romantic smooth talker then too. Loved me and I was his last love of his life. Called me his sunshine.

Get away from him. He admitted to me he was a scammer.

Aug 06, 2018
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Oil vessal scam
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know a Kevin Finkel, crude oil engineer from Houston Texas. I believe I have been scammed. The story is the same as the rest.
Months of texting, true love, matching souls, be together for ever. I sent money to him because his oil rig broke down in Turkey and he needed parts to get it fixed and now more money because his vessel got seized by customs because of wrong paperwork, now awaiting trial in Hong Kong.

This is where lonely gets you. I also fell for this hook line and sinker. Lost a lot of cash. I thought I knew better, but they are really slick. I am sick to my stomach over what I sent him for his crew !!!

Thanks ladies for sharing your stories. It has helped me realize what happened to me.

God bless you all.

Aug 06, 2018
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To Busyboy
by: Anonymous

I had been talking to Wesley Sean Paul back in May. Same thing. Cyprus. LinkedIn. He has many aliases. I found his pictures with many different names. Originally he was on POF.

I figured him out before he asked me for money.

Aug 06, 2018
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Busyboy
by: Anonymous

I played along with him also. He even had a company set up on LinkedIn. Wesley Sean Hallberg. The whole time he was working in Cyprus his English was terrible. Sent me other people's messages. What a freak

Aug 05, 2018
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In reguards to mules
by: Anonymous

I did not play along with my scammer. He would give me the so called agent info that I needed to send the money to but I did not know that the money was going to Nigeria until a few months ago when the FBI called me about one of the so called agents that I sent money to.

Just to let you know these mules or aka agents are just regular people that these scammers are using. I belive you are being scammed like the police in my town told me. If you have to ask the question if the scammer is not scamming you then wake up as he is scamming you.

Aug 05, 2018
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Mules/Erikefe Response to Question
by: Anonymous

Regarding why I played him long enough to get his agent information is complicated. It is a very long story. Myself and several others were interested in seeing if we were in communication with the same low life creature and if he was using the same mule. After many attempts to obtain funds from me, I finally agreed. Of course, never intending to give him a dime. He sent the contact info. Now he is gone!!! And good riddance to that piece of garbage.

So tell us how you are being scammed big time.

We are all here to help each other.

Aug 04, 2018
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Trying to assist a friend
by: Anonymous

Same story I am afraid. Ex-Oilfield employee, Transocean. Single, No friends on FB, Befriended a previous co-worker that I happen to meet when I worked for Maersk in later 90's. Sweet lady. This has happened to her before.

Robert Lukas. Lives in Dallas, Self-Employed. I am truly hoping that my thoughts are wrong, alas I don't think that way. Any info to assist, helpful.

Regards, gigi

Aug 04, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

I was just scammed by Jeffery Harris who claimed to be an army veteran and drilling engineer for chevron. He had photos and videos to back up his stories, even sent me selfies each day. After 2 months of steady texting, he was contracted to work on an oil rig for 2 weeks, after which he would fly to be with me forever.

Of course there was an emergency on the rig for which I should send money. When I refused, the very loving relationship abruptly ended. Don't be fooled by the photos and videos. These scammers are pros and know what they are doing. Don't be fooled.

Aug 03, 2018
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In regards to Mules by Anonymous Erikefe badare
by: Anonymous

Hi I have a quick question to the person that posted that comment. What do you mean you played along until he gave you the information on his agent?????? Can you explain that to me?? Give me all details. Thanks. I'm very curious because in my heart I Think I've been totally scammed big time

Aug 02, 2018
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Nigerian Scammers
by: Anonymous

First off I just want to say On Dr. Phil who talked to the police in Nigeria as my lawyer did, they were told it is not illegal for them to scam over there. The yahoo boys are getting arrested for many reasons. It was said by the police over there it is our own fault for falling for this from their people. It's sad and we are broken hearted to be scammed as we were.

But when I go on Yahoo Boys and see the tables filled with money, or someone sends me a request I always look at the likes even though the man is white and all his likes are from people of Nigeria or Ghana. Not that it matters if he is white or black or what for I do have all races of people on my page.

But remember to look at all his likes. You will find out more of where he is from. Yes my scammer and I too wrote marriage vows now he has written to me and said I will regret not giving him more money. I said come on, my lawyer and the cops are waiting for you to show up. For yes my neighbor is a police officer and he knows all about it. Have not heard from him again so far Thank God.

Please be careful on Facebook or whatever site you are on.

God Bless

Aug 02, 2018
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Mules
by: Anonymous

In response to the questions about my scammer, the remaining $5,000 went back to him in smaller amounts.

I am so glad I know better now, and I'm still reluctant to point the finger at some victims as remember, they have been affected psychologically by these demons.

Sometimes, very seldom now, I feel a very odd compulsion to remember him, the plans we made, the vows we wrote, the intimacy we shared but its getting better.

I am able to erase all that when I think of the bad, evil things he did to me and many others

Aug 02, 2018
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Scammers names
by: Anonymous

My scammers name is Jeff Blake on Twitter known as @jeffblak01 & He too said his name is Olawgewa Lasisi a Nigerian male and also went by @KennethDuncan44

I am have having a hard time with my memory of these thing as sadness rules over my life. I am alone facing this. I pray for true love some day.
It seems he is stll echoing in my mind every day with the messages and the way I felt with him. He is gone and left me to face all these losses and try to make sense of it but there is no sense. He was and is a scammer and I am a victim taking the hit of an oil rig engineer romance scam and trying to move on in time as I need time for my mind to heal.

I tell my eyes not to weep. I guess I need to move on but where does a broken heart go. I need to find where broken heart villa is and try to smile more someday. I learnt a big lesson and hopefully never again have to face the pain like this again.

Thank you

Aug 02, 2018
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Mules By Anonymous - Erikefe Badare
by: Anonymous

This is in response to the posting of July 31, regarding the scammer that deposited $30,000 in your account.

So sorry that you became an unwitting mule. However, what happened to the $5,000 left after you returned the $25,000 for his so called emergency? Did he get that as well, plus more?

Are you even sure that the original $30,000 even came from him or from some woman that he also scammed with his promises of love and a future?

All I can say is that I hope you did not get in trouble with the FTC or any other federal agency.

They take money laundering seriously as it is a federal crime. Even though you did it unwittingly.

It makes me sick that these freaks get to women of all ages and walks of life.

I, too, was in contact with one, but never sent him a dime. After three attempts at getting money out of me, he disappeared.

Oh yes, he loved me so much, I was his honey, baby, "my love" and he also loved the phone sex and sexting. And those stupid poems and inspirationals.

I must admit, I played along with him, until he finally sent me the information on his "agent"!! Yes, another mule. Whether she was witting or unwitting, I will never know.

Hope she is not being investigated.

Aug 02, 2018
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Francis Gibson
by: Anonymous

New name, same story. Instagram stalker! Beware.

Aug 01, 2018
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Mules
by: Anonymous

I lost my sister and respect of my oldest son. I was naive. I'm in debt, and still cry almost everynight. I was approached online by someone who wanted my number. After 2 days I gave him my 3rd email. I wanted to check his IP address.

To get in my life now, you have to prove to me you are not a scammer. I put men through hell now. I trust no one. I wish there was a number we could all talk, change information. Everyone could Skype?? I say because, no one can understand how we feel right now but each other. Sometimes words are not enough. I'm sorry this happened to us, men & women. We will make it. We will be stronger for it. It just takes time.

I think they pass your information on. 13 more since the first time. I don't listen to them anymore. Who wants a man or woman who asks a person for money sight unseen?

Just think every time you are talking to a 28 yr old Nigerian person.

Aug 01, 2018
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Mules
by: Anonymous

These mules or so called agents are money laundering for these scammers whether they are men or women. There is one man from Louisiana that is facing over 23 money laundering charges for helping a Nigerian and do you think that Nigerian will face jail time - heck no but the man here in the US is. As far as I am concerned these agents could say sorry no thanks but no they don't and they lie to the law when they are questioned that is why it is very important to save every receipt for proof that you did send to them and the email from the scammer telling you to send money to them.

One of my so called agents I sent to was a Walmart employee before she became a mule.

Jul 31, 2018
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We have all got to stop this
by: Anonymous

Please all of us let us stop the scammers and do everything possible to report them. Please Do not give in to their requests No more. Let us live. The mules are victims but are also helping the evil scammers please please please

Jul 31, 2018
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Mules
by: Anonymous

To those who have posted about Mules, you need to know the following: My scammer is what is known as a Yoruba Demon from Nigeria. Look it up if you must as they use Voodoo, witchcraft, and hypnosis in their romance scams.

For 6 months, he was my entire existence and he wired $30,000 to a bank account I had opened. It was supposed to be for us when he returned to the US from his Oil Rig. Sound familiar yet?

I didn't question him when he had an emergency and needed $25,000 back for equipment. So there you have it, I was unintentionally a Mule.

I only came to my senses when he told me to send him my mortgage payment! It was like awakening from a 6 month long dream, or nightmare.

Since then, I have found 11 other women. Most of them have been robbed of their life savings, and do not want to come forward as they were used as Mules, too!

He was having sex with me online, and over the phone, and I found all the endearing phrases I thought were just between us: he was Junior, I was Kitty. He called me his darling wife, adorable wife, said if he couldnt have me, he didnt want anyone else. I found out he was saying the same things to lots of other women, and one, the poor lady, was 83!

I also woke up in the middle of a transaction thru Moneygram. I was on the receiving end of $400! I was horrified and cancelled the transaction, and contacted this woman as she was 83 yrs old, lived in Georgia, and had no idea why she was involved in this.

So, please dont judge people who appear to be Mules too harshly as some of us are doing it without our knowledge, or under duress as our lives are being threatened!!

His name is Rodney Carl and Joseph G Bassell on FaceBook, Rodney Alexander Carl on LinkedIN, Carl Rodney and TerryMorgan25 on Instagram, and Rodney, Joseph, Bassel G, Evans and Leslie on Badoo.

One of his phone numbers is 407-906-7406, and email is carlrodney201@yandex.com.

His Nigerian name is Erikefe Badare.

Jul 30, 2018
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Scammers are closer than you think!
by: Anonymous

Hi! Not posted for a while as the foreign scammers seem to be leaving me alone, however, I have just been taken in hook, line and sinker by someone who is meant to be a friend. So, he knew I was in the early stages of separating from my husband and exploited the fact that we’d always had an attraction to get close.

Stupidly, I really thought he meant it when he told me how much he cared, that he missed me on the days following meet ups and finally that he loved me.

To cut a long story short, things were going great and we planned a weekend away (that I paid for to the tune of £250) and then he asked to borrow " a bit" of cash and like an idiot I obliged because this person i’ve Had in my life for 10 years meant something to me and now had a special place in my heart.

Then guess what? The calls stopped. Went from 70+ messages per day to zero and am now ignored on all fronts.

Wow.

Really hope karma comes along and kicks his ass because I feel like s..t!

Jul 30, 2018
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Brendan Douglas and your mom
by: Anonymous

Block the scammer in her email.
It’s doable. And erase his email address

Jul 30, 2018
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Money Troubles
by: Anonymous

My scammer has decided to back off from asking me for money. Instead I’m to contact the MD of a bank, fake who I am and have money deposited from his account into mine.

Oh really?

These people just never stop do they!!!

Jul 29, 2018
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Brendan Douglas
by: Anonymous

My 81 year old mother is yet again being scammed. This one is oil rigger Brendan Douglas who says he's on the Ireland Sea and "just" needs about 4K to get some box sent to the states to her with his important papers etc and he'll pay her right back.

I KNOW he's a scammer and that she's mentally ill, but just wondering if anyone else has been played by this guy so I can show her in black and white that he's a scammer.

This is a never ending cycle for her. Sigh.

My email is abbymiller@aol.com

Jul 29, 2018
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To the person that wrote to names
by: Anonymous

First off they do change their names all the time, and we never really know who we are talking to. As for Know it all, did I touch a nerve on you or something that set you off? I was not trying to set you off about it, I was just trying to let you know they always change their names with each one most of the time but sometimes use the same picture which they know most of us do not know each other.

SO KNOW IT ALL, NO, you have no idea who I am and I had no idea you would get so angry. My scammer had many names and I am so Thankful I found this out and he is on here under Tom Erol too.

I am very thankful for this site [ED: thank you].

Take care and God Bless You

Jul 28, 2018
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Wow I really fell hard
by: Anonymous

I met Simon Harrison on Words With Friends 2. I have been playing that game for over 10 yrs. This is a first for me, and I kept seeing a text across the top of my screen saying 'hey pretty'. I ignored it for a while because I thought it was a woman. Well I realized it wasn't so I hit accept and played.

What a sweet talker he was, his profile said Iceland and I thought wow well we talked for weeks. He was a widow and had a son. He had bid on a big job in the Gulf of Mexico, and he got the job and I was his lucky charm. He sent me lots of pics of him, his son, their dog [a golden retriever and a mom named Rose. He was coming to the USA and all was good until an oil leakage needed $1000 or $500 would help to test oil to see if they could keep drilling, and stupid me, he even proposed.

Then more happens as a Blow out Protector was ruined and $30,000 needed now. My family was beside themselves with what I was doing, but I finally woke up, told him where to go and I was going to report him. He says he is 55yrs old, and a 14yr old son Kelvin. I am 70yrs young and this is so sad.

He is on WWF2 so run, don;t play. Delete him now. Oh he says he was working for BP America, and I found out that no he does not, and there is no one by that name in Iceland.

Jul 28, 2018
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Mcl&H Pipeline Engineer - Larry Bendt/Larsen Bendt
by: Anonymous

Very sad to say that I believe after 3.5 months of talking to this man Larry Bendt, I found that there were inconsistencies in what he was telling me and what information he provided. I had a feeling in the beginning that something was off but of course wanted to play it out. No money was ever asked for except that he wanted me to "prepare" a purchase order for valves at a company in china.

I said no and told him that I had no money for him to execute something like that. He kept insisting that no money was needed to prepare a purchase order. He claimed he was having issues with the internet in Prudhoe Bay.

Last night, I checked www.mcl&hengineer.com and low and behold after 3 months of one picture of him as president, there is now a different picture with a different but similar name of Larsen Bendt. Actually, Larsen is a bit more attractive (LOL)

We met on ourtime.com. If anyone comes across him or knows of this man, please contact me at schnance@att.net, but first, please run away.

Jul 27, 2018
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Wilson Albert
by: Anonymous

Making $10 million on oil rig and retiring in a month!

Jul 27, 2018
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James Scott
by: Anonymous

Mine was under James Wilson working for Shell. In my search I found the same picture on Linkedin under James Scott. That was three years ago. Big scammer or group with stolen pics of good looking man, I know who that man is.

Worked at the sea and always asking for tons of money. In 13 month manipulating me I lost almost everything to him. He was Nigerian for sure. They keep scamming because we fall for them. Easy job for them. Don’t trust and like most of us who were scammed we say block and run while you can. Too late for me but if you have not lost anything that is the only option.

They are good in what they are doing and if you did not have an idea about the scam you have to believe us who paid the price for trusting them.

Jul 27, 2018
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James Scott
by: Anonymous

This sounds like my scammer. German accent. Piercing blue eyes. Daughter in Dallas. Handsome.

Although he went by name Wesley Hallberg. I have pics if you want to email me at

Tursiop33@yahoo.com

Jul 27, 2018
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James Scott
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about James Scott this name don't sound familar but what you wrote does. This man just changed his name and he sounds like my scammer.

The best thing to do is block him and run while you can.

Jul 26, 2018
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Names
by: Anonymous

For the "know it all poster from 7/26" why can’t people posts names and ask questions about a potential scammer.

Jul 26, 2018
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Watch Their Grammar
by: Anonymous

Watch AND SLOWLY READ THEIR GRAMMAR!!

MY QUEEN. A GENTLE KISS ON THE FOREHEAD. MY TREASURE. Small "I" used the majority of the time.

If you see any of this, BLOCK. DELETE REPORT AND RUN LIKE HELL!!!

NEVER TALK TO ANY SMOOTH SOUNDING PERSON, MAN OR WOMAN.

It is not worth taking a chance.

Jul 26, 2018
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Oil rig contractor with shell oil
by: Anonymous

Interesting texts from everyone. Has anyone ever heard of James Scott in Germany who is out to sea now and heading to Dallas, Texas where he has a daughter. He asks for money for tons of things happening to him and his daughter.

He is such a romantic man and says he loves me and is easy to fall for and is handsome too.

Jul 26, 2018
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They are many
by: Wiser Now

Watch out for Kennethduncan151 and Kennethduncan 44. The phone number is 734 333 9350 & 515 512 7482 and he uses Doug Blevins pictures off Facebook. Doug Blevins is from Wilton Manors Fl and is a GAY man. The scammer is in real life 40 years old and three teenage kids and divorced. He will charm you and steal your money.

At first he told me before I knew the truth that he was a oil rig engineer working off the Shetland Islands and on the north sea. He was very friendly and started with the romance and boy was it sweet & morning messages everyday and then weakening me with friendliness and then romance and acted like he was concerned for my welfare and after weeks of chatting I was falling for this beautiful handsome man who was just the right age and 6'2 tall and not too skinny and not to fat.

The scammer used all kinds of pictures on me and text message and phone calls often. Then came the request for water for $500 as the water on the rig was unsafe and his men needed water. After I sent it he praised me saying how very thankful they were to have good bottled water. Then a few weeks later he said "The men did not grease the crane and it broke and he had a contract and asked for ten thousand bucks for parts for it.

Then he said "Men needed to fly in from Scotland to repair the crane so he asked for another 9000.00 to fix it then said he got his check which was 125,000 & would pay me back when he got to America.

In my minds eye I could see him there on the oil rig running his crew. I could see the north sea, the wind and waves and smell the air and see the storms overhead and hear the drill and see the activities on the rig. That is how real it seemed to me. But it was me being brainwashed by him everyday.

I started having feelings of uncertainty and started to pray hard for the truth. And things did not seem right and there was a darkness there that really brothered me. That red flag was really flying but in LOVE we believe the best.

He then wanted 25,000 more for the cost of a transfer fee in which he never knew of. But my heart was really flying and I just could not let it go so I paid off high interests loans instead. And he kept coming back and then I found the real Doug Blevins pictures off Facebook and Oh my God.

The scammer blocked me before I exposed him on his site but I contacted his followers and he lost a lot. I lost lots of money too.

I am paying back my funds and loans at 230.00 a month and trying to save back my IRA funds so I can have money later to live on. But this is a real story and I have suffered greatly and all I did was be guilty of loneliness and wanting a nice looking man to love.

Who gets the last laugh. I believe we do as we are victims of scams the good book says God will judge all things even every secret thing.

I have to believe in this or go crazy. This is Wiser Now you bet. God bless us women of scams

Jul 26, 2018
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Names
by: Anonymous

Why do people come on here and say "Have You Heard Of ____ so and so" They already know they are scammers or they would not be here. They change names, not many use the same name. We write and write about these scammers being on Oil Rigs and the Oil Rigs themselves say NO their guys have no time for such pettiness to be messing around on any site with any women from the United States.

These Guys are from Nigeria so go on scam sites and look for them, and I found mine on three of them. If you send money on your own you are laundering money if it is to Nigeria, as you do not know who you are sending it to. Could be someone in Isis for all you know. We just had a big news report on TV about all this. One lady got it for money laundering and got 10 years in prison but could of gotten a lot more.

Please stop sending money to these people before you end up where she is. As far as they said there has been 189 arrested sending money to Nigeria and Ghana. They are watching and no one even knows if it is the government. I am glad it was a mule that I sent it to and reported them.

As I said before they are now Black listed on WU and Money Gram and cannot do it no more. Take care and God Bless

Jul 26, 2018
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Thomas Johnson
by: Anonymous

So I found out who the pictures are that my scammer is using. He is a captain on the Madrid Maersk which is a cargo ship. His name is Thomas Lindegaard Madsen. He is gay and happily married to a man.

You can take a picture sent to you and do a reverse image search. Also when chatting ask for a video chat. You won’t get it.

Sadly this man knows his pictures are being used to scam innocent people. One woman posted in December and she counted 300 fake pages using his identity.

We probably will never learn the true identity of the scammer but anytime you see a fake profile report it so it can be shut down. Also report mules to FBI cyber crimes (you can report online). I met a lady who almost got arrested for being a mule.

It is sad how many of us they prey on for cash, me included.

Jul 25, 2018
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of a Marco Alberto Bebelheimer

Jul 25, 2018
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Ethan Tommiie
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know if we can post these scammers names and pictures anywhere? If there was, we might begin to see a pattern with some of these scumbags! If you know of one, please share it.

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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Jul 25, 2018
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Oil Rig builder
by: Anonymous

Anyone hear the name Bruce Wellington?

Jul 25, 2018
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Be aware
by: Anonymous

Morgan Kelvin & Rodrigues Smith, nasty scammers

Jul 25, 2018
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Need to clarify
by: Anonymous

I wasn’t scammed but was targeted. My story is further down this thread from months ago by the name of Perry Roddrick.

My heart goes out to those who have fallen foul of these money vampires who prey on vulnerable people looking for love. Who doesn’t want to be loved and feel that way by how they are loved and treated?

I feel I need to reinforce that the names they use are not real, it’s names they go by, fictitious people and lives they create and have you believe are real.

My experience although short lived at 3 weeks has cost me 6 months off work, cognitive therapy and I see a psychologist weekly. I was literally swept off my feet, I’m no idiot but I was so blindsided and in a place I wanted to be treated like that way I almost fully believed this was how it felt to meet ‘the one’. I now question everything and feel I can’t judge situations or people!

They are very clever. People use online dating or other outlets to meet as it’s the society we live in which often makes it impossible to go back to traditional methods. Sadly it creates a forum for these vultures to prey. It’s rife!

Stay safe and share your story - not so people can mock but to raise awareness so that’s what I do! Sadly you can take a horse to water but can’t make it drink!

Never send money to anyone you don’t know! And don’t hang around any longer. Block and get rid! Authorities are reluctant to help and sadly all you can do is learn from it and try build yourself back up to move on so take care folks and love yourself and then when you least expect it, you’ll find who you were looking for and not what you were looking for Xx

Jul 25, 2018
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Mules
by: Anonymous

To answer the question about if I had reported the mules to the FBI, well yes I did and I gave them every single name I sent to for my scammer and his so called lawyer. When I posted mules names that was just a few of them and I had more but I made a choice not to post all of them. Some of them I sent in with my paper work to the DOJ when I sent papers in trying to get some of my money back through western union.

Jul 25, 2018
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Ethan Tommie "Banks"
by: Anonymous

My creature got me. His name is Ethan Tommie "Banks" and said he lives in Sunnyvale, CA. He owns an oil company, Spec Oil, and won a 2.5 million dollar contract, but didn't plan accordingly for all of the things that occurred during those two weeks. Schmoozed me with his smooth talking. Built me up and I sucked it all up.

Sent me the flowers with 2 teddy bears, chocolates and a sappy card. Said he was going to have a ring delivered with them but wanted to put it on my finger himself. Ordered me a Mercedes Benz coup. Then there was an explosion on the oil rig, 4 got injured, one was in a coma and died. Vendor wouldn't send out the parts that needed to be repaired in the explosion without cash.

Wouldn't take a credit card, but said they would take 1/2 of the $178,000 cost, or $80,000. A friend lent him $50K, I lent him the other $32K.

Fool I was.

My daughter kept telling me it all sounded sketchy. I wish I had listened to her that morning instead of that evening and I wouldn't be in the position I'm in now. He continued to try to get me to send my 401K money, but I wasn't going to be had a second time. I actually tried to turn the table on him and play his game to try and get him to wire my money back to me, but he wouldn't bite.

He had a leg injury from a defective part, which is why he needed more money, another $87,000, then his phone landed in water and that's why I didn't hear from him for 2 days.

Always something. He actually had me log into his two bank accounts. The second one he set up a wire transfer to me for $225,000, $40K to pay me back with interest, the rest for the part he needed. Then the next day, he said he got a call from his bank saying there was suspicious activity from a remote computer and they would not send the wire until he returned to rectify it in person.

I told him that was awful convenient. So no money ever made it's way to me. This went on for a month before I had enough. He says his contract was fulfilled and he has no plans to return my money because of all of the nasty things I called him. He also threatened me by telling me he knows where I live and I should sleep with 3 knives.

I will be just fine. Nobody will leave me penniless. But I did learn a big costly lesson.

The first time they ask for money, RUN!!! BLOCK THEM!!!

Thank God I make good money and will have my money back in no time. But it seriously was a very expensive lesson to learn.

Don't trust ANYONE that asks for money.

RUN!!! BLOCK THEM!!!

Jul 25, 2018
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Police never would help
by: Anonymous

Did you file the report with the FBI cyber crimes? You can do it online. It may at least get the mules shut down.

Jul 25, 2018
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Police never would help me
by: Anonymous

I write on here often. It hurts to be scammed. I'm still hurt. I still pay $300 each month for my debt. I was almost suicidal. Police said, forget it, I have checks, phone, email, photos, even the real person, but they didn't care. The only thing I can do to try to feel better is to tell all the sites I can.

I don't ever want another woman to go through this. I think I have another scammer. I copy their writings from their messages, check their IP addresses. This one is from the UK. I found some of his writings on a scam site. I also see him on POF when I am on there. He ignores me. I put his name in the computer, but nothing shows, but he says he lives a couple of miles away. No facebook.

In fact, I don't think I have a scammer, I know. He said his name is Matteo Harris, from San Luis Obispo, no family but in the next message had a sister.

OH BOY,BLOCKED,BLOCKED,BLOCKED

Jul 24, 2018
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The benefits of being a Mule
by: Anonymous

Here’s how the mule thing works. Very easy.
Mules get 10% of the money that is given to the scammer. Mules are the "agents".

If your scammer tells you to deposit 1000.00 into an account, the person who owns the account gets 100.00 (just as an example). The scammer then gets the rest.

How do I know? I asked AND figured it out!?

Keep feeding them money, you will starve.
Stop feeding them money, goodness me they might have to get a real job!!

Have a good one folks.

Jul 24, 2018
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Tom Cristina
by: Anonymous

Evidently your not listening to us whom have been scammed, so why do you keep writing if you’re not going to lose him!

Jul 24, 2018
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Tom Cristina calls again
by: Anonymous

Sorry but no-one will do anything about it, that's the problem. It hurts to be scammed but the only way to stop them is to publicize so that people learn before they pay any money.

There are known sites they use to find their victims but these sites do not remove the scammers even when evidence is given to them. To see the same pictures circulating with different names and obviously still scamming is upsetting but I feel helpless to do anymore than I do which is report everyone to the cyber security.

Jul 24, 2018
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To: MULES/ANONYMOUS
by: Anonymous

Have they been reported to the FBI or FTC or some agency that can shut them down???

For everyone that gets shut down, I realize the scammers will set up another one but if they keep getting reported, it will help.

How can anyone not realize they are breaking the law???

SMH.

Jul 24, 2018
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Mules
by: Sarah

Here is another one.

Deborah Meador Bleau.

She is money laundering and sending it all to Nigeria. Reported to the FTC.

I hope they investigate her and arrest her. She is 64 and lives in Texas. Wonder how some of these women become mules???

Perfect name for them. They are just as low life as their Nigerian boyfriends.

She has a Facebook account.

Jul 23, 2018
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Tom Crist, called again,
by: Anonymous

Yes, Tom Crist called again!!! HELP!!! This needs to be looked into right away!!!

Jul 22, 2018
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Private contractor on oil rig
by: Lynn

I met this man on Instagram and his name is Emmanuel Stephen, 56 years old widow with 2 kids - a 14year old son Jerry and a 11 year old daughter Jessica. He is originally from Mexico but lives in Manhatten NY. He claimed to have been going on contract for the first time on an oil rig off of Aberdeen Scotland. Everything was fine for the first 2 months and he sent me songs and poems everyday.

I fell in love with him almost right away. He also claimed to be the same religion as me. He started needing money for different emergencies and I was stupid enough to send it although I'm a widow and live on a fixed income. He claims to be in jail in England for taxes he owes on his earnings of 300k dollars. Still needs money to get out but I told him I couldn't because I'm broke. I have talked to him on the phone and he has an accent but I don't believe it's Nigerian.

His phone number is917-675-4919 and it is a Manhatten no.

Has anyone been contacted by him.

Jul 22, 2018
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Dave Eugene Scott
by: Anonymous

Anyone here heard of Dave Eugene Scott? Originally from Finland, orphaned and taken in by a Catholic Priest. He was married but is widowed with a 14 year old boy. He and son live in Salt Lake City Utah. Supposedly Dave just got a big contract with Chevron as he is an engineer.

I am wondering if he is a scammer. I found him on Instagram.


Jul 22, 2018
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Tom Crist
by: Anonymous

Whomever is talking to Tom Crist, loose him, he just a scammer. He sounds like my scammer. Don’t look back! Block him and anyone else that tries to contact you.

He will try by another way.

Good Luck!

Jul 22, 2018
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Mules
by: Anonymous

Here are some mules names that my scammer has used and I didn't want to post them but over the months of thinking I decided to do this and if anyone sees a name that they have sent to that is on here you need to know the money went to Nigeria.

Theresa Gales
Bonnie Bull
Patricia Smith
Bettie Pace Flowers
Alicia Gibson
Elizabeth Moon
Meryln Hilda
Bruno
Margret Poole Conklin
Brenda Conley
Andrea Zadala

Jul 22, 2018
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Tom Crist
by: Anonymous

His Name is Tom Crist, and currently he is stating he is in a hospital in Mexico, and they have his "ship" on hold in the Gulf of México, and the Mexican Government want $54,000.00 for the storage rent. He has been very sick and they had to take him to the hospital, and now he has to pay this amount in order to get his passport and get back into the states.

Who is this man? Does anybody out there know Tom Crist???

He has a 25 year old son, who claims (as Tom tells the story) who is trying to become a Doctor and lives in San Diego Calf.

So far, What a story???

Jul 22, 2018
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Guillaume Baudouin?
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Guillaume Baudouin? Only got my heart but it has been only two days since I figured this out so am feeling bruised. From France, moved to USA with wife 30 yrs ago, wife has since passed away.

Petroleum engineer who has 30 employees on rig, retiring this month to open French restaurant. Met on Our Time dating-texted for two months before he asked for $500. Represented to be very wealthy.

Jul 21, 2018
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Oil rig scammer?
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of a Mark Leonard?

Jul 20, 2018
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Almost bamboozled me!
by: Anonymous

I started talking to this guy on Seeking Arrangements. Gaylen Hovden, claimed to be 52 year old mud engineer working on a rig off New Zealand, widowed with 2 daughters. His grammar was off but I ignored it at first because he had me download quickbooks and sent me 2000. He said the money was from his payroll officer and included my weekly "allowance," and had me wire most of the money to an account in hong kong.

I thought it was legit since the money took so long to get from place to place and the $250 is still sitting comfortably in my account. However, after reading these stories I asked him to send me photos of himself, which he did, but he wouldn't send me a photo of himself holding a spoon to his nose to prove it was him. I also re-checked his seeking arrangements profile and it said he was active on the same day even though he said he wasn't on SA anymore - his progile also showed his location was in kenya.

He was saying some whack stuff to me in the 6 days we were talking too like "I like you so much, I miss you so much, I think about you all the time" - attempting to prime me! After he wouldnt send the photo, I recieved a "google verification code" text and he said i needed to send him the code because he was locked out of his email. Literally none of it made sense. He hasn't responed since I refused to give him the code - pretty sure he was trying to hack into my email and steal my identity since I did send him photos and selfies.

So now he is probably using my pictures to scam other people.

Jul 18, 2018
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Be cautious
by: Helen

Your guy is the same guy that messaged me. We are still playing words with friends. He keeps trying. His name is Leonard Andrew. He kept telling me I was going to fall in love.

Hell no. I told him he was too old for me. He said age didn’t matter. He said I was going to fall in love with him very soon. I can’t resist him. Like really dude. I have about 5 scammers I am playing words with friends. I laugh so hard. They really think I am naïve.

I am street smart and wise. Growing up in the City of brotherly love. (Philly) they don’t know who they are dealing with. I would never fall for someone that I never met. I would never give money to a man. They go after the vulnerable women and lonely women. I am far from lonely or vulnerable. They have the wrong woman.

Jul 17, 2018
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Dale Smith
by: Anonymous

Possible scammer. Lives in NY and says he is an engineer who works on oil rigs. Has a son name Jerry 16 who is in school in Canada

Jul 17, 2018
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Fredrik Lundstrom
by: Sarah

He is AKA Chris Anderson and David Silas. Can be found on Words with Friends.

Very persuasive and romantic. Loves to say "Hello Pretty".

Can charm the skin right off the snake.

Be very aware. Because he is the ultimate deceiver.

Jul 17, 2018
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Never The Same Story
by: Anonymous

I read your comment about reporting this man to the real man on Linkendin. I don't know if it's right or wrong but every person I found, I sent them an IM or a message on Linkendin. I had one man send me photos of another man with his baby. I thought if it were my pictures I would want to know, especially if I had a baby. I alert them once, and it's up to them if they have questions. Be careful, one time I did report it to the man in Linkendin and it was the scammers profile.

I thought for a minute maybe I was wrong, NO, he had that profile down within that day. I saw fake banks accounts with millions in there, to be gone the next day. They are very clever. One man didn't ask me any questions, he IM'd me back. I thought that was odd. He blocked me. He is the only one that did.

Jul 16, 2018
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Jake Kelvin Westen
by: Anonymous

Met on Tinder and said he was from Houston working on a job site in California as an engineer. Said he fell in love after hearing my voice on phone. I definitely noticed an accent but he said he was originally from the Netherlands.

Sound familiar?? Needless to say, I’m out some $$ and he’s long gone. Lesson learned, just be warned out there people.

Jul 16, 2018
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Never the same story
by: Anonymous

I think this is more than just one person. Look how many of us were fooled in the last few days.
He sent me pictures of some guy, maybe took them from an Facebook account. The real Fredrik Lundstrom looks different. He just copied the CV.
Thinking about contacting LinkedIn and the real Fredrik to let them know what's happened.

Jul 16, 2018
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Accomplices
by: Anonymous

Tim Potente didn't work alone! zoey mcgrath, kathryn midcap, Mary elaine rowell. Out of alabama, florida with max credit union, Alabama.


Timpotente290@hotmail.com

Zoey mcgrath...973 800 4188


Tim has a false address of manor hill Dr Fairport ny14450

Jul 16, 2018
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To: Marine Engineer from Swedesn
by: Anonymous

Pictures will not help you. Keep in mind, they are using stolen photos and will use numerous identities. Even if you are being scammed (which you are), by the same freak with the same photos, as other women, it will not do you any good.

They lie with every word out of their mouths. He will only tell you that someone stole HIS identity!

Get out of it and fast.

No good will come out of it.

Jul 16, 2018
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Austin Wagner at it again...
by: Anonymous

Beware! I received this email today. Nice pics attached.

How are you ,

I read your profile on linked-in and you caught my eye,I am interested in communicating more and sharing more about me with you and hope to learn more about you too that is if you are single and interested in communicating further.This is all new for me, it is the first time i would ever go against protocol of doing business only on the Linked-in website. I do believe everything is possible if we put our mind and heart together just like i believe that good things can be found in the least places and when we least expect .I do not just give out my personal details like email or phone numbers to people on linked-in or off it, but i am willing to make a compromise to communicate with you so here am i emailing you off the site because i really wanted to touch base with you.

I am interested in communicating more this is me being honest .I hope no offence is taken , i understand the medium is a business networking medium and not a dating or social networking website and i don't intend to use it for one .I will wait for your response soon hopefully, mean while my profile on linked-in is on my name AUSTIN WAGNER .You should check me out and let me know what you think. I have no picture on my profile so i am sending you couple of recent pictures too just so you know what i look like.


Warm Regards,
Austin Wagner

Jul 16, 2018
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Be cautious
by: Anonymous

He found me on Words with Friends, his name is Kenny Howard, and immediately fell in love with me. Such a charming man and pictures were fantastic. 62 years old. Oil Rig engineer off the coast of California with 60 employees. He should be writing for the movies because his words were fantastic. I’m ashamed to say I fell for this for about two weeks until he made a few mistakes in his writings to me. Never asked for anything other than my love.

Must be a little scared now as he cancelled his phone number.

Jul 16, 2018
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Fredrik Lundstrom
by: Anonymous

Beware of Fredrik Lundstrom. In his previous "life", he was Jonas Nyland/Nyland Jonas.

Block and delete!! Never share any of your family photos with these scammers.

Jul 16, 2018
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John Hansen Scammer claiming from Netherlands
by: Maria K

I suspected this guy was a scamme from the second text. I copied and pasted a part of a text as it sounded choreographed. Found it and then stumbled on this site. Pretty much a playbook. Divorced single father. 16 yr old son in boarding school and name is Kelvin.

Disposed of him quickly. Started randomly chatting on words with friends. Claims to be from The Netherlands. Scary that some women fall for this. Not this chick. I work hard for my money. Like some loser will get it.

Jul 15, 2018
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Yep i was took
by: Anonymous

I have a 571-132 number which in Accra Ghana. Which got awful bitter and angry when I said I would not send him no money, I mean he was mean saying I want you to die and he has no food to eat but he had 80 American dollars to go buy a pair of soccer shoes of that one of the cup players wore and they are in his name. Funny isn't it. Nice and bright pink.

Please be careful all, I talked to this man's brother who lives in Nigeria and he asked me a simple question " Do you not ever get tired of him asking for money" and he said they are and most are squatters and will live off anyone they can just so they use and get money from American women. He said he works hard to support his family and does not believe in what his people over there are doing.

So Please again be careful. Today I got four friends requests of white men which it does not matter for I am not Prejudice but I look at all the likes and every single one was Nigeria and Ghana. So that told me these men stole the pictures of innocent men.

God Bless Each and Everyone.

Jul 15, 2018
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Yep, I was took
by: Anonymous

Tim potente.aka environmental engineer. Doing his thing off the coast of alaska. He went to all the same school's as all the others. On a hunch I checked his given local address. Didn't live there or even in the town. One thing led to another. Police report done. Much more to do in the am. This is new today. Mixed emotions. What a fool I am.

Beware people. He should get an academy award or Oscar for his acting. I trace his phone to Nigeria even though the area code was Virginia which is where he said he moved from to Rochester area.

This is a classic case and I'm sickened by it all.

571 765 2221.

I'm too embarrassed to admit my loses.

Jul 15, 2018
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Marine engineer from Sweden
by: Anonymous

OMG I think I may be involved in a scam. His name is Thomas Johnson age 52 and he is an engineer on a ship. From Sweden but lives in Boston. I met him playing Words with Friends. Has a sixteen year old daughter Melissa. Widowed. Out to sea right now.

Please if anyone has pictures of him, please share with me at barbiegray99@gmail.com.

Jul 14, 2018
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Do you know this guy
by: Anonymous

Edward Olof - claims he is on an oilrig in Prudhoe Bay - 65 widower, wife and child died 8 years ago. Looking to retire - claims has petroleum engineer degree from Germany but speaks no German??? - and has accent and says he was born in Long Island but cannot find any thing and he has no trace online. Also claims his Mother was American and his Father a German General.

NO TRACE BY ANY GENERAL BY NAME OF EMANUAL OLOF - FATHER.

Mother is Rose. Nice looking pictures, middle of the head bald and white hair on sides. Has not asked for money - but when I ask to do a video call he says security prevents that - very suspicious = So I broke it off - his letters are very eloquent and good English. But he cannot explain the accent.

Jul 14, 2018
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Fredrik Lundstrom
by: Anonymous

Contacted me on LinkedIn. Widower, wife Anna passed MS, daughter Sarah, 7 years, living with his parents in Stockholm. Talked so much about how he needs someone to help him getting back to life, out of his shell, new mother for Sarah.

Little details made me suspicious, he never sent a current picture. Realised something's wrong when he called. Really bad accent and a young, high voice. Didn't work with the pictures. Started searching for him again and found the Facebook profile of the real Fredrik Lundstrom. He copied his whole life, school, jobs, etc. Confronted him with that and deleted everything.
So much detail and organisation.

+18456007231
Fredrik_lundstrom@yahoo.com

Jul 14, 2018
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Fredrik Lundstrom
by: Anonymous

Age 47, lives in Stockholm, wife Anna died (MS), daughter Sarah 7, lives with his parents. Told me he is on a rig in gulf of Mexico.

Found a Facebook profile, same name and history. Confronted him with that and deleted everything.
fredrik_lundstrom@yahoo.com,+18456007231

Can't believe I was so stupid to talk to him for weeks.

Jul 14, 2018
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I fell for it and lost
by: Anonymous

I was scared by the person Bradley Morris and he claimed he had a 13 year old son but recently died in car accident and even sent a picture of a bogus car accident and yes I was scared and lost almost $5000.00 dollars and he is just sending me a text right now. I will survive and thank you for this web site to make me see the light. I have lost money and cried and now embarrassed for being so Stupid.

M Morris has an accomplice named Cathy McMillan. I hate that I fell for it

Jul 13, 2018
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Photo's
by: Anonymous

I for one would Never send an email to someone that asked me to on here. We do not know who you are or anything about you. You want to share photo's ask the Ed how to put them on here. You know it's a trust issue after what everyone's gone through with their scammers. Sorry

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

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

Jul 13, 2018
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Michael Anderson
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know this name. Claims to be from United Kingdom. Born in northern Ireland. Now lives in New Jersey.

Jul 13, 2018
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David Webb
by: Anonymous

I hit few scammers on Instagram. Last one claimed to live in Atlanta and similar story about living in Brazil and then moving with his mother to US. He had his pics stolen as I discovered later who the real person is. When he asked for some money he needed for his business I called him a scammer and he told me not to talk to him again.

Later he came back confessing to me that he is not real and if we can stay friends. He was 31 year old Nigerian behind it. We became friends but I think they never change finding different ways to scam you as friends. They give you poor stories about their life so you feel sorry for them.

It is better to block and never talk to them. I was in a big scam three years ago, and lost almost everything so I can tell today who is honest and who is not. Too bad we learn after making bad decisions.

Block him ASAP.

Jul 12, 2018
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David Webb
by: Anonymous

I have just been talking with Mr. Webb, who says I was on his recommended friends on Instagram. He has a whole profile full of photos, but I think I have seen some of them before on the internet. They are basically photos of a body builder and his kids.

Anyway, he is pressing me for a recent photo, which I declined, telling him I am waiting for my hair to grow back after cancer treatment (true). I could tell immediately that he was a scammer, as his grammar and phrasing are not that of an English speaker and he claims to live in Atlanta. When pressed a bit, he claims to have grown up in Brazil and has an American mother.

I figure the longer I can keep him engaged, the less time he has to prey on someone who might actually believe the scum.

This is about the 10th request I have received on Instagram in the last month, and I have about 5 requests waiting on Facebook. I wish I could do something to stop them permanently, but in the meantime I will string him along.

Jul 12, 2018
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Susan
by: Anonymous

I am sorry to tell you that if he is in Nigeria he lives in Nigeria. They use their own people to be on the Rigs. They stay on the Rigs so they are not in a hotel room. Think you have been scammed sorry to say. If you keep it up you will be totally broke because just sending him 150 dollars of ITunes cards tells him you have money. If you keep on with him it will not stop believe me I have been there. Hope you realize what you have yourself in.

Take care and God Bless

Jul 12, 2018
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Andy Kay alias Steve Paul
by: Anonymous

Andy Kay's facebuck profile was suddenly changed overnight with the old chronicle into Steve Paul's profile. What a miracle happened here. Simply the name and the photo! Even the friends have remained the same. Only the Lord has been transformed. The guys are fast and don't think you can tell. Unfortunately you can only understand this if you already knew this gentleman as Andy Kay.

Careful out there, they're everywhere!


Jul 11, 2018
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A rig guy from Sweden
by: Anonymous

This sounds like the guy I am playing words with friends with. He said that he was from the states. He did say his wife and child were deceased. I tell him to go away to play the game and not worry about what I am doing. He is still playing. I have no time. The more I tell him I am not interested, the more he comes after me with his messages.

Be careful out there.

Jul 10, 2018
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Scammers goes by Steven Van on Facebook
by: Anonymous

Scammer reports to be a widower with young daughter; marine engineer living in Ontario but working overseas on a rig for current project. After spending months romancing victims, he desperately and urgently needs money to release a contract and cannot go to anyone else except the victim whom he "loves so much" (this after just a few days of conversation on Facebook).

Fake company and account is given someplace in Istanbul for wire transfer. Unfortunately I know someone who has fallen for this.

https://www.facebook.com/princeud.princeud.7

Jul 10, 2018
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Scammer from Vancouver, BC
by: Susan in Indiana

I met this man on May 1st on Instagram. He said he wanted to be friends. He said he was going to an oil rig and would be there for three weeks. When he was on the oil rig he started asking for itunes cards. I sent him $150 in gift cards.

Before he left the oil rig he asked me to help him feed his crew.

After he left the oil rig he went to Nigeria where I believe he is still there. He has asked me to help with a hotel bill, money to ship his tools back to British Columbia, help with an airline ticket, and also help with being discharged from a hospital, where he was for several days.

How could I be so stupid? This man has conned me out of several thousand dollars which I will not ever see again.

He may never make it to Heaven!

Jul 10, 2018
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A RIG guy from Sweden
by: HMM

Hello ladies, I also met a oil rig guy from facebook, and he talked so much about romance and said fall in love with me. He is a widow, wife and son all died by a car accident and he trust nobody. We wrote email day by day. 2 days ago, he asked for help from me, he said that a part of the rig (I forgot the name) was broken accidenly by his workers, and he wanted to buy a another one and he cannot do the bank transfer maybe because of his location, otherwise he cannot finish the contrat with ENI SPA.

He also showed me the bank account, and he told me to login, and I did. I think he just wanted me to believe that he has money. He said that he cannot do the transfer, and ask me to go to bank for him, and I said I do not have money and he asked me to borrow it. Hahahha I did not reply to him anyway. Could anyone tell me, how could a real engineer not have friends who can help him?

By the way, he even sent me a contract. Soooooo professional. I checked his facebook, there were some comments said that account was hacked by the real original owner's friends.

Jul 09, 2018
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Photos?
by: Anonymous

Does anyone have photos of this guy? I think the same is happening to my friend but she video chats with him regularly.

Please email me if so chelsgotmail@gmail.com

Jul 09, 2018
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Michael Francisko Troy , Mi is looking like the same man Antonio Gianni
by: Anonymous

Now he has a new name antoniofigureoa@avionca.com

Jul 09, 2018
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Watch for Dre Williams on FB
by: Anonymous

Just tried to scam me. I led him on until I got bored. He's now blocked. Almost verbatim what's on here: widowed, twins, oil rig engineer. 61 years.

Jul 09, 2018
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Marine Engineer
by: Anonymous

William Davenport or Gyles Davenport

Jul 08, 2018
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Scammers by wiser now
by: Anonymous

Morgan Daniels was my first scammer. I never heard of them till he came along. I am paying back my debt to a recovery program thanks to him. I lost 15,000, lasted 2 years until I refused him, and he kept on. I had to change my phone number because he wouldn't stop. Anyway be happy that you blocked him. Good luck to you.

Jul 08, 2018
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Scammer Andy Kay
by: Anonymous

A con man with pictures of Lee Lessack. On the road since 2017. More names of other women found on the net: Roland Williams, Matteo Tom, David Richards, Kelvin Richards.

Pose as contractor and work for Chevron. Profiles on Facebock, LinkedIn and Xing as well as on partner sites.

He's a 52-year-old widower working in Aberdeen for the oil company. Has a daughter Mia 12 years living in Indianapolis with a nanny.

IP address from America, mobile number +44 7597578463 England. Mails came with 2 hours delay, probably Nigeria.

His story: Urged to WhatsApp Chat, then daily news, great love, often asked if I eat well, talks little about his work at the beginning. Asked me how I live, if I have a house and how much rent I have to pay. Sent many pictures, all stolen by Lee Lessack. 1 phone call, very loud hum on the line, broken English, spoke very fast, voice sounded very young! Then came a new large order for 3.600.000,-€. Sent a photograph of the document via WhatsApp.

Funny for a company with one man! The contract was a fake. Then machines should come from China and he had to take over 30% of the contract price! He had to sell his house in Indianapolis, he risked everything. When he realized that I didn't fall for it the Chats became less and less, then I approached him with Lee Lessack, then I was blocked!

Please don't believe these stories, they just want our money, and nothing else.

Jul 08, 2018
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Leonard Andre
by: Anonymous

No he is from Houston but working on the rig in California. His wife and child were killed. He is persistent. I am playing him. He said he is done working in 3 weeks. I told him I didnt care. He wanted to go on hangouts and I said no way. Not going there. He has white hair. Not bad looking and says he is 65. I told him I am not interested in older men. He finally left me alone when I said no way I was meeting him and I was not interested.

Jul 07, 2018
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Luke Davidson
by: Anonymous

We all need to fight these scammers. He came up on my word feud game. Started out with messages and family sob stories, he worked on Mideastland but lived in Texas born in Paris. One night he said I found this site we can chat easier on called hangouts of course I downloaded because I thought he was harmless.

He would send songs from you tube and I would send ones to him. He had pictures of this guy who was handsome in his work clothes on a rig. He had a picture of him in the bathroom with a towel on and sunburned I could see a ring mark on the finger and asked about it. He said it was the ring from him and his dead wives but took off now that he wanted to start a new life. He had a picture of his so called 7 year old daughter having her birthday cake the unsocialized nanny got.

I feel sorry for the people who’s pictures are stolen. Yes it was nice to hear kind things when going thru bad times but I caught on and played him for awhile. Get strength against these scammers and they get upset very easy.

Jul 07, 2018
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Leonard Andre
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted about this man does he have a German accent or did he say he was German and did he say he has a daughter still living

Jul 07, 2018
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Update on Scammer Rodney Carl
by: Anonymous

Rodney Carl, Rodney Alexander Carl, Joseph G Bassell, Terry Morgan. One of his victims is Judy Beal

Pretends to be an Oil Rig Engineer and the last location was off the coast of Nigeria.

Called yesterday asking for money again but didn't get it from me, lol

Be careful, this man comes across as being very sincere, very romantic, and would take your last dime!

Says he has a daughter named Rena who just turned 17 and goes to Texas Christian University and is always asking for money for her to go to Norway, for medical problems of the heart,GERD, etc

Also pretends to be from Norway with parents who died when age 12, yada yada.

Jul 07, 2018
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Oil rig engineer scams
by: Anonymous

Beware ladies of a very handsome man using the name Drew Phelps Johnson, as I'm sure this man's profile was stolen and the man pretending to be Drew Johnson are not the same person. We met on FB and very quickly he told me he loved me. Every morning there were beautiful poems, love songs send to me. He told me he was a widower, lost his wife in childbirth with their second child and that he had a 15yr. Old daughter in boarding school in Canada. Things kept going with us for 7 months and when I wouldn't do anything for him he started getting distant with me.

But even before that he wouldn't answer personal questions I asked him which was a red flag. When I asked him for a recent picture of him working on the offshore rig, he said his camera didn't work, and when I asked him how he took all the pictures he already sent, he said that they were old ones.

When I suggested he have one of his co-workers take one on their phone, send it to his phone, then he could send it to me, he said he would if he could, and right there I knew he wasn't the man in the pictures he send to me. These men are very clever, charming and very deceitful.

Jul 07, 2018
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More scammers
by: Wiser Now

Morgan Daniels got in touch with me too and I was scammed by Jeffblak01 on Twitter but when Morgan showed up I was still raw from before and blocked him fast. My scammer got me for 28,000 bucks and some of it has to be paid back every month but I am making headway on saving back too.

I think the scammer had me under a spell cause really how could someone on the other side of the globe tell a person to send thousands of dollars.

I have blocked and reported 11 men and they will keep asking until you are broke or refuse them and then they desert you as if you are a throw away tin can. I try not to hate and be bitter as I have learned a hard lesson. Anyone who's been scammed knows it is a sickening feeling after the damage and it takes time to heal time and to recover losses and not trust them liars ever again.

My scammer just left me hanging but then he came back time after time with friendly Hellos and try to butter me up.

It saddens me that someone else is now his target for his lies and deception. I pray he does not prosper on womens backs. I did turn mine into the police but they said "little hope in finding him" but maybe the mules or bank accounts can be warched now.

I think they work in groups of several scamners

Jul 06, 2018
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RE: LinkedIn Scammer: Fredrik Lundstrom
by: Anonymous

"Fredrik Lundstrom" claims to be an engineer contracted to Chevron for a short year's term. Claims to be Swedish, with an American mother. Claims to have a US passport. Claims to be residing in San Ramon, CA. Private messages you through LinkedIn. Very pushy that he "loves your smile" and demands to know if you are married so he can get to know you better (even though he realizes LinkedIn is not a dating site.


He appears to have a point person (a woman named Judith) in Houston assisting him. When I emailed her asking some questions about him, they both immediately disappeared off LinkedIn all together. I traced his LinkedIn account and it came up with Nigeria.

Jul 06, 2018
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RE: Beware: Marcel Zachary
by: Anonymous

Marcel Zachary, claims to be out of the San Diego, CA Area. He claims to be French. Claims to be Widowed and has a teenage son named Tyler who is away at boarding school in France. Claims to be 51 years old and a Petroleum Engineer, with a degree from UCLA and advanced degree from France.

He claims to be self-employed contractor working on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana. As a contractor, he says he needs an advance to purchase equipment to "not breach his contract". Very attractive photos supplied with heavily moussed grey hair and hazel eyes, with photos of his pug dog heavily represented. He operates on Match.Com and LinkedIn. Smooth talker who does appear to be well educated/writes well. Very demanding/needy and tries to get you to cut off all contact with others and only talk with him. Wants to "cook you breakfast in bed", "protect and care for you" when he has never even met you (and only talked with you for a week).

Super romantic WAY too fast. Asks for a full accounting of where you are every moment of the day and wants you to send constant selfie photos. Throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way. BEWARE!!!!!! RUN AWAY FAST!!!!! He is like Pepe la Pew!!!

Email: marcel.zacharyinc@gmail.com Phone is a 619 area code.

I did NOT give him any money or give him my last name, account info, etc. Called his bluff. Never met him in person. Monitoring all my accounts now just to be safe.

Jul 06, 2018
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Names of Scammers
by: Anonymous

I was reading a post from a woman on here. After I was scammed the first time, I have had approx. 8 more since than. My emails were full of SPAM, X rated emails starting appearing. I know their MO now, I thought. Please these are the names I have had so far:

Morgan Daniels aka Joshua Morgan, Anthony Morgan and he has a friend. Oil, in Dubai

Christoper Jacobs, picture of a 8yr old, all fake

George Agrim, San Diego, was going to jump overboard

Alondra & Robert. Santa Barbara POF

Alen Hunter, Santa Barbara, with a baby, all fake.

Reg Anderson, Ca.

Roderick Tyrell, portraying a body builder, come on. I found the real person behind the pictures.

I just got rid of 2 from POF, they are full of them: Wesside with huge dog, from Santa Barbara.
I forgot the names of the other 3 men. This is very traumatic but helpful when I talk about this.

All of these men are on a rig, or Dubai or South Africa. I even picked some people who were not that good looking, they were all scammers. I wonder how I keep getting them. I heard they pass your name around to others. If they say, HELLO PRETTY, MY QUEEN, WIFE, RUN AND DON'T LOOK BACK.

I found most of them thru Tin Eye & Google Search. I did this with every picture until the right one hit. Its very shocking at first. Every single time, they would already be in Africa or all of a sudden have to leave somewhere. Same MO every time.

I lost my job recently. 2 of them knew that and they didn't even care. They would act like they did, then in their 2nd breath ask, when can I get that money? Just know that they would have taken all I had and not look back just makes me cringe.

We have to stop this. All of it. PLEASE SEND NO MONEY TO PEOPLE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN AND OR MET IN PERSON, AND I MEAN BY TOUCHING THAT PERSON.

Jul 06, 2018
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Douglas Norman Saunders
by: Anonymous

I could go on and on. For some reason I can only see this thread on this site. My mother is continually scammed. Douglas Norman Saunders. Not oil rig but just seeing if anyone's heard of him. Also.

John Anderson
Mark Miller
Benjamin Afeta
Blake Roberts

I could go on and on. I think she's too far gone to save so I've taken over a lot of her finances. It's heartbreaking. My mom is 81.

Jul 06, 2018
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Leonard Andre
by: Helen

This guy messaged me on words with friends. Wants me to go on hangouts (red flag). He is in California on an oil rig (red flag). He wants to be friends (red flag). His child and wife passed away in a deadly car crash (red flag). I am just letting him dig himself deeper.

He must really think I am stupid. I am playing along. Wanted to share pics. Hell no. Said it waS cold in Santa Barbara. Ahhh it’s 95 degrees there.

Be safe out ladies. I am not vulnerable nor am I lonely. These men think they are shrewd.

We need to put a stop to it.

Jul 05, 2018
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Frank Chan (frankchanking1@gmail.com)
by: Anonymous

Referring to 14 Jan & 11 Apr posts, this Frank Chan is still around. We met each other on Tinder and he asked me to switch onto wechat immediately for private chat.

This scammer is using very nice profile pictures which did catch my attention immediately. The identity is as follows: born in Singapore, moved to Canada at very young age and now having his own company as a private contractor on oil exploration projects. He sent me an email a couple days after we start chatting using a new email address (frankchanking1@gmail.com)

He called me a week later, the voice sounds pretty young and doesnt come with a Canadian accent. This did alert me a little bit.

Then we continue chatting, shortly after he won a bidding to go to kuwait immediately for a 6wk project, worth of 1.2 mil. The payment term is that he needs to lay out all the expenses until he finishes 70% of the job. However the return can go up to 500k on one project. Of course his easy-to-break-down machine has to go with him into Kuwait.

And then I found this website!

Throughout the chats, he was trying to fish out his info and so he confirmed his "chinese" name is Jianhong and the mobile is still +1(514)700-6871 which proved everything.

Today is the 2nd week hes been in "kuwait" and 4th week after we start talking. First time hes telling me that he stayed up the whole night to work on the panel (worth of 200k) due to overheating. He claimed that everything is now under control and he hopes the situation will remain.

The show has begun!

Watch out ladies, Frank Chan is still alive

Jul 05, 2018
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Words With Friends2
by: Anonymous

I recently installed the new version of WWF2 on my phone. I had been playing the older version for six years and had one scammer. Went by the name of CHRIS ANDERSON. After finally catching on and blocking him, I started getting more game requests from scammers. Could not understand how all of a sudden so many were finding me randomly.

It then occurred to me that it could have been CHRIS ANDERSON because he possibly had my user name, or it was his so-called CO-WORKERS.

So, I went into my profile and changed my user name and they ALL went away.

After installing the newer, better version I have been contacted by the following scammers:

Morgan Kelvin Kelvin
Jim Cantrell
Alexander Coman
David Jakub Caldwell
David Silas
Corey Anderle
Williamrich055
Geroge Peterson
RobertM12345
Mccaslinmark5
Mark Logan
Frank Wayne
Spencer Harry
Alex Adrew

And they ALL start the chat. Curiosity got the best of me so I played along. They ALL say the SAME THING. Hello Pretty, hello beautiful or just Hello. They want to know where you are from, they all want to know if you are married.
Two of them even said this: Are you still married with grown kids??

Yeah, right.

This game seems different as far as how they are finding us because WWF2 is showing our photos and putting us in as game suggestions.

My user name is now showing as my real name.

One of the "game of the day" players was a very attractive woman that was playing with the Jim Cantrell character because it does show you if they are playing with other people you are playing with. So, I sent her a game request and she declined it! Maybe she likes only playing with men.

But, Jim got friendly and after a few back and forth chats, he told me he was a subcontractor for an oil and gas company. I responded with "are you on a rig" and he blocked me!!!

I know most of us on this site are savvy but just in case, ladies please beware. They do not care one bit about you.

They want your money!!!

Jul 01, 2018
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Wesley Sean Hallberg
by: Anonymous

Sounds like Stephen Wagner is the same as Wesley. Cell number out of Hamilton, Massachusetts. German accent. Civil Engineer. 15 year old. All the same. Beautiful blue eyes. Salt and pepper hair.

Jul 01, 2018
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Civil engineer scam
by: Anonymous

Mine was Wesley Sean Hallberg. From Texas. Divorced. 15 year old daughter living with her mom. Phone number was from Hamilton, Massachusetts. Had to go to Cyprus for a contract. He had gone by many names.

I knew he was a scammer. I confronted hom a few times but he maintained his innocence. 51. German accent. Salt and pepper hair. Beautiful blue eyes. Good looking.

BEWARE. I told him I have no money. He slowly went away.

Jun 30, 2018
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Luke Davidson
by: Anonymous

To the lafy who is chatting with Luke Davidson he is definitely a scammer like many other men, and scammers change or use many names for every victim. I'm sure he was once upon a time Mark Austin too. His details sounds familiar. Search the name markaustin3232 and you will ream more.
One of the profiles he used before you will find on the link below. It could be changed now

https://www.watchforscams.com/mark-austin.html

Jun 30, 2018
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Concerned if true
by: Anonymous

Senior engineer on Mideast near Switzerland. Are pictures not allowed sometimes due to privacy? Also how do you know if a picture is stolen? Is there documentation room on rig?

Jun 29, 2018
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Oil rig scammers THOMAS TOMCHAK ANDREI
by: Anonymous

I found my scammer on tinder. He says his name is Thomas Tomchak, he has a 12yr daughter in boarding school in California. His wife died of cancer. He is Romanian but a citizen of the U.S. He works for BP oil company and is off shore in Louisiana. He said all the right things he ask me to get a app called google hangout so we could FaceTime. So I did and he seemed real, he was charming, kind, thoughtful, but when he sent me a pic of his bank account which had close to a million dollars in it and then asked me for a $15 iTunes card, I was like really!!!

So I accused him of being fake and he had the nerve to be offended. But still tried to prove himself he sent a pic of his passport but I’m sure that’s fake. So ladies if it sounds to good to be true it is!!!! He didn’t get anything from me but my attention. Now he doesn’t even have that!!!

Jun 29, 2018
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From Denmark, but named Tony Clinton
by: Anonymous

Good grief, how sickening to think there are so many of these scammers. Yes, he said he was a industry engineer with a crew of 20 men, yet used broken English in typing, and in the occasional phone call but sounded so charming, and after all, English was his second language. Oh yes, born in Denmark, but lost his parents when he was so young- never could find out how young- and his fathers guardian was an American who gave him his American name- and dual citizenship.

Amazing! Lost his wife to cancer five years ago, left with a daughter who's 11 and in boarding school in Denmark; all so traumatic he never thought he'd love again, but in no time at all I'm the love of his life- beyond compare.

Yes need a helicopter to get him off the rig because he can't wait to see me and one problem after another, and so hard for me to understand why anyone who won a contract bid with an oil company has to scrounge for $$$ to do anything.

We connected through messenger but uses WhatsApp. His profile pix changed. Oh phone number reold??? Oh my Goodness, the lies pile on lies- who knows who the photos really are of- Facebook stolen I;m sure from some persons open page. Sick to think he's sent me photos of "him" with his daughter at young age, and now, and his parish priest.

Unbelievable work to create a scam.

Jun 29, 2018
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Help
by: Anonymous

Please tell your family member not to do it. They want her to money lauder for them and your family member can get into alot of trouble so please tell your family member to keep her money and block them.

Jun 28, 2018
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Help
by: Anonymous

If your Aunt becomes a mule that is a federal mark on her if she gets caught. I had one of my scammers mules put in jail and reported her to WU and MG and her and the other's got Black Listed. I have an id from them anytime I need it. So I hope if she is you get her out of it before it is too late. Good Luck. Get her off hangouts too cause he can get her IP address and make up all kinds of accounts in her name. Take care

Jun 28, 2018
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Contract Engineer in Scotland
by: Anonymous

Well I'm so happy I found this site after only a week. He messaged me on Words with Friends where we began to chat, then he suggested Hangouts. He was Jacki Roach, 51 working on an oil rig for Maersk in Aberdeen Scotland with a 15 year old son back home with a nanny (he even sent me a pic of his adorable son) and was a widower of 8 yrs.

His wife was Jennifer and died of cancer. Also his parents died at age 12 and he was raised by a neighboring teacher. He had 2 months left on his contract. He came on fast and strong with the sweet talk but of course I ate it up because I've been alone 18 yrs. His picture looked like a movie star. But some of his answers just didn't sit right with me. When I'd question him, of course he would act like, " you have to trust me baby. How can you think that of me. Blah blah blah."

It gave me something to look forward to every day (but I also stayed stressed because something in my spirit kept telling me something wasn't right)He would txt me all through the day and night. Asking what I ate, etc like he really cared about my well being. Then he asked for an iTunes card. When I told him I didn't like that, he apologized profusely for making me feel bad.

Anyway, after a while I bought him a $50 iTunes card (HE ASKED FOR $200 card). He acted so appreciative but then the next day he asked for another $25 one. I got really upset and then came the apologies. After a week of answers that didn't add up, and me searching online for any proof of his wife's death, more pics, ANYTHING, the last straw was when he told me it was 1am when it should've been 12 am (there was supposed to be a 6 hr difference).

I got online once again and found this website that came straight from heaven.

I messaged him and told him he was going to burn in hell and I see he tried to message me back through my email saying " please baby explain. This isn't you. What's wrong?" Sometimes you want to believe something so bad you ignore all the signs. I'm just glad I got out now. I just feel bad for the real guy who's in the pic.

Jun 28, 2018
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The real oil rig workers
by: Anonymous

Dear ladies. My dear friend is a senior paramedic working on an oil rig off the Angloan coast. She is part of a experienced medical team and there is a doctor on board as well. The "real" oil rig workers have full access to top medical treatment. They are flown back to South Africa by helicopter if they are in need of more advanced medical treatment. They have kitchens and canteens supplying good food, so they never starve!

All transportation on and off the rig is paid for by the oil company. Equipment required for repairs and maintenance is flown in. These men and women are hardworking, dedicated workers, often working in hazardous conditions. They don't have the time or inclination for constant social media chit chat. The majority of them are married with children.

Take everything these criminals tell you with a pinch of salt. They are all liars!!

Just block the scumbags.

Jun 27, 2018
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HELP!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

I think my aunt is getting victimized and unknowingly becoming a MULE.

Oil rig guy, added her on Facebook and messenger. Then eventually told her that his Facebook account was hacked and told my aunt to create a HangOut account.

This Oil Rig guy is not asking anything from my aunt. BUT - was asked if she can receive money from Europe on her account and transfer the funds thru a WU to NIGERIA????

I just knew about it today.

Jun 27, 2018
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Oil rig engineer scam
by: Anonymous

Beware of Jose Eduado. Handsome man saying he is an engineer for Nomac Peake rig #70 in the Mediterranean Sea. Lost his wife, one son Noah in boarding school in CA. He has a nanny, a chef, sends pics of diamond rings, wants to find a wife/mother for his son. Asks for money to take his vacation

Jun 26, 2018
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Garrett Adriano
by: Anonymous

Mine was Garrett Adriano from Colorado Springs. Totally fits the profile. Contacted me playing Words with Friends.

57, Widow, with 2 yo daughter, and his mother lives with him. First request for money (after sweet talking for a month) was to help purchase a puppy for his daughter's birthday. Shot down.

2nd request was for money to buy his family food for when he was away on the rig. Shot down again. Said he ended up taking a title loan on his truck.

3rd and final request was for money to cover his medication on the rig as he became very sick. This request came after he sent me a picture of the rig, which I immediately found on Google Pictures.

Asked how he got a picture of the outside of the rig and he said there were two. After continued begging for money cause he was dying, I told him I found the picture and goodbye, and blocked.

Jun 26, 2018
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Anyone heard of Stepan Wagner from hamilton?
by: Anonymous

Recently met Stepan Wagner on Match and have been chatting for a few weeks but hasn't asked for money or anything but after reading this I decided to try look him up. Couldn't find a single thing but he mentioned he is a Petroleum Engineer and just about to leave for Belgium. The number he contacted me from went no where when I called it back.

Very strange as I can't find him on Facebook or LinkedIn or anywhere. Is there a way to download a pic? The pic I got of this man is very attractive, dark hair, was pictured in a plane in business class, also has a professional looking photo with a light blue button down shirt with greenery of trees in the background. Said he's 52 from Germany and now living in Canada. His wife died of cancer 8 years ago, no kids, no family.

Sound familiar to anyone?

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

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


Jun 26, 2018
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Jeff Hewitt - Words with Friends / Words 2 SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

From the first few messages I received from this "Jeff Hewitt", I knew he was a Nigerian scammer. Sadly, there are now thousands of these scammers preying on women playing games/apps on their phones/tablets/computers. I met my "Jeff" while playing Words 2 on my phone. I am fairly young at 36 but have been very lucky in the aging department because I look about 20. I am a fairly attractive blonde with blue eyes. For some reason, I get no less than 20 messages each day while playing Words 2...95% from men double my age, triple if you assume I look 20.

I just want to play the dang game but spend a lot of time telling people to eff off because I know they are all scammers. But seriously, why would a 65 year old send me a message and think I would want to talk to them? I feel the need to not ignore these scammers and happily cuss each one out and tell them its time for a name/pic change because I will be posting their fake name & pic currently being used.

Anywho...MY "Jeff"...I know he lives in Nigeria, but I felt I needed to keep one of these losers around to tell me I am pretty when I am having a bad day. That's why I call him MY Jeff...he could be YOUR Michael, or Allan, or Peter. I have been talking to him for a month now flaunting all the nice, expensive things I have. He hasnt asked for money yet, but I am sure he will eventually. I think he said he is 53...from Germany, but lived in the US (Florida) for 25 years, is currently on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, has a 5 y/o son that lives with his nanny in FL, and the icing on the cake is his wife didnt die in a tragic car wreck or from cancer, she died during the birth of their son 5 years ago.

Sad, I know, right and it hits ya in the heart harder than cancer or a car wreck. He knows I am happily married with 3 kids, and even asks me how my hubby is doing. Three days after the first meeting he tried to pull the "Hangouts" crap. I said "no thank you, we can chat on here plus I dont use Hangouts" so he then begged for my cell number. Yup, I refused that, too.

I have called him out numerous times about lying about his identity and he just pretends to get his feelings hurt & I tell him to quit whining. He claims not to have ANY social media accounts because he doesnt need them, he has Hangouts. I told him that is just weird because EVERYBODY now days has a social media account of some sort - even my neighbors cat. I had to tell him to stop calling me hun, honey, sugar, baby, sweetie, etc. I am nobodys "hun", except maybe my husbands, but I'd slap the crap outta him if he called me hun 76 times every day. My "Jeff" was also super curious where I was & what I was doing during the day. These moments were my favorite time to screw with "Jeff" Nigerians are SOOOO serious & literal when they communicate with you. It is actually kinda annoying because they don't appear to have a personality and definitely no sense of humor!

Anywho, that is my "Jeff Hewitt" story. I might be getting on his nerves so he might change his name soon. His profile pic is a middle-aged man with kind of a buzz cut with prominent widow's peak and salt-n-pepper hair, more peppery and a goatee the same color as hair, with a low trimmed beard and is wearing a green polo shirt with a gold chain showing in neck area.

He is not smiling at all, kinda grumpy looking with a raised brow and a pic is of him sitting in what looks like an office cubicle. Funny thing is, you can see lots of pictures of people in the background hanging up on the cubicle walls but not one is of a 5y/o little boy.

Ladies, we can't keep getting mad at these scammers for ripping us off. There are soooo many of them out there because there are soooo many women here willing to play their game. Ya, some of them have some really nice things, like cars, etc. but a lot of them are married men with children to feed in a poverty stricken country and they are only doing what they know works. If women in this country could just wake up & stop sending them so much money, maybe then they will stop. I am willing to tell you I love you and write poems for a couple of weeks if you will send me cash!

Jun 24, 2018
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OIL RIG INSTAGRAM SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

Adrainw0 is the Instagram name. He says his name is Adrian and has 13 posts and 3k + followers.

Says he found me on "feed page". says Gus wife died years ago from cancer. He says Hume has a 14 yo daughter and says he’s an engineer for the Atlantis Deepwater Ool and Gas Rig.

He was very robotic and scripted in his answers which led me to searching this scam. There needs to be a way to catch these low lifes.

They pretend they are the IRS and now they’re scamming women on social media and dating sites. They are scum who pray on vulnerable Americans to get money. There needs to be more awareness to protect ourselves.

Jun 24, 2018
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Kelvin
by: Anonymous

I hope you know he is a scammer and he will never come to see you or pay you back. This man sounds familar just the name has changed. These riggers will never video chat because if they do then we would know the truth on who they are. Hate to say it but once you send money to him he might just keep wanting more but don't give him anymore money please don't.

Just stop and think how many other woman this man has called them his wife and told them he was coming to meet them and pay them back. This is what they are good at is lying and one thing you will never get out of them is I am sorry for doing this to you.

Jun 23, 2018
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In regards to Kelvin Antonio Smith
by: Anonymous

So basically I sent this man money. And every time he was supposed to come see me he was always being drained for something. He was having issues with his passport, then he said he was detailed for fighting a police officer, then they put him in Cancun Mexico because he owed money for immigration duty.

He was always asking for money and like a dummy I sent it to him because his stories were so sad and I cared about him and his well being. But this last time did it for me. He was supposed to finally come home and then he needed $500 to renew his ticket. I sent it. Then he called me and told me they detained him because he was fighting. That was the last straw for me.

I sent this man damn near $3,000 all up for all his crazy situations trying to get him home back to the states. This man never came home. He claims he is stuck in Cancun Mexico right now and that they are talking about 2 years of jail time for beating up a officer or he has to pay $800 to get out. He has until August to get the $800 or he's going to jail. I told him he'll be going to jail because that's not my problem. I cut him off. I'm done with this liar. Also he keeps saying he's hungry and they stopped feeding him. I told him to starve to death cause I got nothing for him. Not my problem.

So done with this man. I feel so stupid but major lesson learned. Thank God that $3000 didn't affect me because I'm still blessed. But lesson learned

Jun 23, 2018
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In regards to Kelvin Antonio Smith
by: Anonymous

My story has continued, so I gave this man the benefit of the doubt. He said he was 42 and was born and raised in Peru but lives in North Dakota due to him being a Mechanical Engineer. He speaks both English and Spanish. But anyways it's a lot to this story and it's too much to write. So let me just get to the point. This man kept telling me how much he loved me and cared for me and when he makes it back home to the states he is going to come and see me. I was excited.

But the only problem was he didn't bring enough money while he was doing his contract in Nigeria. So he asked me if I could help him get home and he promised he would pay me back when he meets me and also he has no family no nothing but just a daughter. His parents are dead. So I felt soooo bad for this man. So I didn't want to help him until he actually video chatted me. He would tell me things like they weren't allowed to video chat because they were working at sea and also he told me that his phone got messed up from dropping it in crude oil. But he would contact me through Hangouts and call me everyday.

So anyways honestly I helped this man out. I WAS STUPID!!!!!!!!! so I sent this man money

Jun 23, 2018
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In regards to Kelvin Antonio Smith
by: Anonymous

Thank you guys for the info. I must stop communicating with this man. Thank you so much. Feel so stupid. He has had way too many situations for me and I still have yet to meet him. I feel bad because I fell for everything he said to me. It was like I fell in love with a man I've never personally met. I met him in February of this year.

We started talking through Black planet. And he would hit me up all the time and tell me how beautiful I am. So we communicated for a very short time on Black planet and he then asked me if I could chat on Hangouts with him. Like a dummy I did. Didn't think nothing of it. All I know is that I was really feeling for this man. I fell so deeply in love with his charm and pictures and how smart he was. He seemed to be so concerned and loving about me and so concerned about my kids. It made my heart melt even more. So as time had went on I just knew in my heart that this man was the one.

I kinda felt like he was too good to be true but I kept telling myself let me give him the benefit of the doubt.

Jun 23, 2018
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Has anyone had this guy
by: Anonymous

He goes by Luke Davidson. Two daughters and wife died of leukemia. Is a senior contractor on oil rig Mid East Ltd near Switzerland. Was born in France, grew up in Washington DC, now has a place in Austin Texas.

Jun 23, 2018
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Kelvin
by: Anonymous

You ask if anyone knows Kelvin. Do you not know they change their names all the time. I know a Kelvin but not the last name you have. You must be Leary if you are on this site. So to ask if someone knows him, Probably no - not with that name. Read the letters and see if they sound familiar and you will have your answer.

I am sorry but when someone says does anyone know so and so its been said so many times on here how they change their name, mine had five different names, but was using 5 other women to scam.

These OIL RIGGERS ARE SCAMMERS.

Please try to understand that. No Real, No Love, just money they want. I read three letters on here and I knew it was the same guy. Its Sad but I have my dignity back from the help of this site whom I thank with all my heart.

Break away before its to late. Mine called me his Beautiful Wife, He wanted to get married, even on the net, on video with a minister. There was no way. They say what they know you want to hear and that is it. If you start getting songs and poems that tells you its Nigerian. Look them up and you will find them on the net as they copy and paste and change the name. I know I have said this so many times. But when I hear Oil Rig I know a scammer.

Take care and get rid of him now for your own Sake

Jun 22, 2018
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Kelvin Antonio Smith
by: Anonymous

Look this name up on Facebook...there are arrest records

Jun 22, 2018
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Rodney Carl
by: Anonymous

Also goes by the name Nick Emese not esene

Jun 22, 2018
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Does anyone know of a Kelvin Antonio Smith????????
by: Anonymous

Hi, before I go any further with this, I would love to know if anyone on this site has met a Kelvin Antonio Smith from Black planet.com?

Please respond back to me if you have because I'm soooooo confused and think he is a liar. Thanks.

I Will go into detail if someone responds☺

Jun 22, 2018
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Monetary loss 45,000 loss
by: Anonymous

It was almost two years ago that I was scammed of not only my heart but also my pocket. It was very hard but this taught me a very good lesson in life. Two years after my husband passed away I went to Christian Mingle dating site. I was not aware that this situation existed but indeed there are a lot woman who have been a victim of this predator.

I am a strong Christian but never expected that it will be happening to me. I use my heart not my brain. Never again as I suffer paying all my debts but it is by Gods grace that I survived. It is hard to Love again.

Jane sorry this is only a dream and not real. Same story different names. I check all the visa gift card and 10 women in one day for one card. Stay away. These people are well trained in Christianity but they are used by Satan.


Jun 22, 2018
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Terry Carson
by: Anonymous

The man who called his self Alfred Busta is now Terry Carson. He was Alfred Busta back in May. Not the little kid. There is also another Alfred Busta who is a scammer. Terry Carson is a Nigerian scammer who is early twenties.

Please dont send money. Don't ever send anyone anything. Thank you for posting all about scammers.

Jun 21, 2018
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Private General Contractor in the Oil and Gas business
by: Anonymous

Maxwell Lundberg, age 46 going on 47, 176 cm tall, blue eyes, light brown short hair, birthday Oct. 6, Widower. Daughter age 17 going to Boarding School(University in Chicago) Lives in St. John's Newfoundland, Canada. Phone Number 1-819-201-2877 comes up as from Magog QC when I searched. Very handsome and a trendy dresser. Likes golf, climbing, diving, walks in the rain, lying in bed listening to the rainfall, camping and fishing.

Called me "My beautiful Woman", found me through Instagram and apparently I came up in his feed. Asked me to move to WhatsApp to talk but he never used it. Asked me to marry hin and wed him at alter. OMG He had to go to California for business and was then going to work on a project in Kuwait in the near future. Has been all over the world on work, New Zealand, Qatar, USA, etc. Loves to watch the sunrise and sunset. Has a dog named Hector.

Wouldn't answer many questions," What is the name of your company, what is your address, send me a picture of your drivers license, with a local newspaper, etc. I knew pretty early that it had to be a scam, as things that are too good to be true usually are.

Pay attention out there ladies as these people are predators even though they make you feel young, beautiful and wanted.

If this sounds familiar to you, stay away, don't trust him. Also stay away from Austin Wagner, as a similar story that came through LinkedIn. If you don't recognize the person, don't befriend them.

Find a real person to love.

Keep sharing the scams, as too many of us are getting hurt out there in the world. True love will find you in person.

Jun 21, 2018
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Hang outs
by: Anonymous

They ask you to go to hang outs because they can get your IP address and follow you and know what you are doing. Believe me I know, he attached himself to my email and was getting my emails too. I would put my cursor on a letter I would send him and noticed my name and his name was on it, so I stopped writing him in hang-outs.

I cannot believe how well they know the internet and what to do. But as I said earlier they are well trained, and I met mine in Facebook also and he said hang-outs and yahoo. I left hangouts after I found out all they can do to your IP address. Please I ask of all be careful in hangouts.

I hope your sister got rid of him and I am sorry she is hurting knowing the truth. It is sad they do this, and the one that was on Dr. Phil who was elder she gave this guy everything. She was so heartbroken but Dr. Phil gave her help and she came back on and looked good.

God Bless you all.

Jun 21, 2018
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Rodney Carl, Joseph G Bassell
by: Anonymous

Watch out for these guys, ladies!!! Rodney says he’s an oil rig engineer off the coast of Nigeria...(how convenient!) Says he is Norwegian and has a house in Norway and Florida. He is definitely a charmer and I fell in love with him but woke up before it was too late.

He asks for the usual money grams, Western Union, wire transfers - money because his daughter needs it, or because he’s in a jam.

I have spoken with 4 other women so far who have been scammed by him and all over the age of 70 except for me as I’m 64.

Also goes by the name Nic Esene.

Sound familiar to anyone?

Jun 21, 2018
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Terry Dunford
by: Jane

Yes, the 90,000 does include the credit card debt. I cannot believe how this can happen to anybody. Are you women so starved for attention that you are willing to pay for some sweet words? My God ladies wake up. I fear that my sister will never recover.

Jun 21, 2018
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Jane
by: Anonymous

It is so sad to me this man got her to leave her husband being age 77. He is a scammer there is no doubt. I always got beautiful songs from iTunes and was called his wife, his Sunshine of his life, How he loved me more then the depth of the ocean or more then the stars in the sky. I thought dang think this is getting a little carried away here. Then sending love poems and I looked them up in search, sure enough they were there and they would just change the name in them.

I am so happy I woke up before I lost to much money but did hurt but I left him. After I found this page and my scammer admitted there is many of them that is scamming women here in the US and yes they are trained to do this. When I seen the picture of kids sitting on the floor with laptops knowing how to do this it did break my heart.

It's also Ghana that is big into this. When I went to Yahoo Boys and saw all the money these men and kids have scammed it made me sick, driving new cars, having nice housing and we are paying for that. I just received a picture from a friend over in Nigeria of a man with a kitchen table full of money because when they get it, it is turned into their money. They have fake id's so when you send it they do not use their real names, not even scamming us. They use the one on the id. so you have no idea what their real name is.

If women would read these letters about the gulf of Mexico how fake they are and these men are no where on a Rig. Wake up and know you're being scammed and they do not LOVE you.

Sorry but its the Truth.

God Bless

Jun 20, 2018
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Oil Rig Engineer Guy
by: Anonymous

I looked this guy up. I have him on Hangouts. We met on Facebook. He asked me to go to Hangouts. He hasn't asked for money yet. Now going by Bradley Cooper. Says he works on oil rig. Has 15 year old son. Lives in Houston, Texas. Always well dressed.

I miss you. Sends love poems. Concerned about my welfare.

Sounds like same guy.

Jun 20, 2018
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To: Jane
by: Anonymous

You mean to tell us that your 77 year old sister actually left her marriage for a NIGERIAN scammer? You said $90,000 - does that include the $33,000 credit card debt or is that in addition?

Dang, I cannot BELIEVE this and it sickens me to the core that she believes he is coming for her. She will be waiting the rest of her life.

My God, no wonder these scammers are still in business.

I know I should not judge. After all, I communicated with one for a few weeks. But after I realized what he was, that was it. I would not give one dime to a man that was supposed to be a millionaire. How people believe that they cannot access their accounts is beyond me.

They are supposed to be educated and doing this for years and they strand themselves on oil rigs with no way off and no funds and no access to bank accounts or credit cards?

Ladies, PLEASE wake up.

They are SCUM.

Jun 20, 2018
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Money for shipment
by: Anonymous

As I was reading this post I reconized a few things that you said and I can say he is not British he is a Nigerian and he is a scammer. If it was me I would turn this so called rigger in to your police and make a report out.

Jun 20, 2018
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Scammer phone number Engineer
by: Anonymous

+1 (518) 519-7020 this is the scammer WhatsApp number. Of course he probably changed it already. But another loser trying to get me to send him money. Lol. Told him not going to happen. And I deleted all my conversation with him. My account is private so I never Facebooked him. He goes under Dukes Martin and Martins Dukes. Engineer from Berlin. Berlin. The real photo is a real politician and no way looking for anyone.

Jun 19, 2018
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Terry Dunford by
by: Anonymous

You and this person have the same scammer. The phone numbers are identical.

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Jun 19, 2018
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Mechanical Oil Rig, Mexico
by: Anonymous

Yes, they read from the same script. It sounds like Robert Green. Sent me utube beautiful songs. When he told me he had to leave to go on an oil rig, my heart sunk. He was the captain. Anyway, when they call you wife, queenie, queen and if you read God fearing, get running. Quoting the bible. How dare he!

I missed the calls and attention but then I think, how stupid for anyone to fall for this crap. This is out of control. Please everyone, send nothing. This other guy told me he sold his house but had the land because of Hurricane Harvey?? Don't they go hand in hand. First thing he sent me was the Affidavit which had eraser marks on it. My phone listed the date June 2012. The property on it is in Virginia. Its quite beautiful.

This has ruined my outlook on men. I don't trust anyone.

Jun 19, 2018
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Norwegian Scammer
by: Anonymous

518-823-3360 is a phone number in Albany, NY

I have an app on my phone that I got for free in the App Store. It’s called CALLER I D.

Get it.

If you are suspicious when you are asked for your number, ask for his. Tell him you have a couple of things to do. In other words you were going to buy some time for yourself. And your conversation nicely, stop your chat. Enter the phone number that is suspicious person gave you. If there is no name that comes up with it or it’s a different name then what he gave you immediately block delete and run.

Let us know how things turn out, all of you. Good luck and God bless.

Jun 19, 2018
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Mechanical Engineer on Oil Rig in Gulf of Mexico, Widow, Needs Money for Shipment
by: Anonymous

Met this one through a dating site that is geared towards interracial dating. Contacted me a few months ago. Asked me to go off line after a few weeks (e-mail, then just started texting me recently). Charming and considerate from the start. Upstanding. Called himself a "gentleman". Always concerned if I ate, if I got enough rest, asking about my work. Mechanical Engineer on rig off the Gulf of Mexico. He said he was British.

Almost 60 years old (but always watching hip hop videos or listening hip hop, what 60 year old British man do you know does that?). Widow (of course). No parents (of course). No children (new M.O.), has only one family member and best friend who live in overseas (I am sure these are his mules who would help take the scam further if I bit).

Supposed to get multi millions and retire after this last contract through an overseas company. SOUND FAMILIAR YET? Says he sold his house and everything to get the equipment and staff members to do this gig.

SOUND FAMILIAR?

All was going fine until putting through the "last" order for shipment. Supplier overseas supposedly wants a huge difference in cost before shipment.

SOUND FAMILIAR? SUPPOSEDLY, family member and friend came up with the majority, but needs tens of thousands of dollars from me to get this order this week or the SUPPOSED downpayment he put up for this deal goes all down the drain.

CATCHING ON YET LADIES? So really, this guy and I have never even shared the same air yet and he wants me to send him tens of thousands of dollars?

I think not.

I was always a little suspicious because how can can a man educated in England with a degree in Mechanical Engineering TYPE in broken English? OK to speak it (said he lived in various countries and picked up the broken English (riiight...), but TYPE IT?

I was not born yesterday. Turned from romantic, make you wet in your thighs Brit (let me tell you though, he was sexy as hell in his emails) to me "giving attitude" for not wanting to help him out of this tight spot that he "got himself into".

Called me QUEEN, SUNSHINE... (do they read from the same script?). Sent me songs and recited love song lyrics straight from the internet). I have nothing to give, so I sent him nothing and will not send him anything. I think this is a new persona he is using, so watch for him ladies. Yes, was supposed to meet me in person this summer when his contract was up. I'm sure that would have turned into a financial need too.

I paid money to be on the dating site. What a disappointment. Nothing but scammers and no one had been on their profile in a long time, so you pay to find that there are little to no real dating prospects. This guy paid to be on there too, so don't get fooled by it being a PAID dating site that it equals not attracting the scammers and lowlifes.

NOT TRUE.

There are people who meet online, truly fall in love and do eventually meet from all around the world and many get married.

BUT, unfortunately there are JUST AS MANY SCAMMERS. NEVER, EVER PAY FOR LOVE. I REPEAT, NEVER EVER PAY FOR LOVE.NO MATTER HOW LONG, NO MATTER HOW LEGITIMATE IT SEEMS.

JUST BECAUSE THE PHOTOS COME BACK AS LEGIT AND THINGS HERE AND THERE ARE EXPLAINED AWAY ARE NOT THE SAME AS A PERSON NOT REQUESTING ANYTHING OF YOU EVER.

TRUE LOVE ASKS FOR NOTHING!

Jun 19, 2018
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Terry Dunford
by: Jane

Everybody knows my sister is a fool, but her. Yes, she is still thinking he is coming for her, and buying her a 450K home and a red Ferrari. He has 15 mil. in the bank, but no way to access it. She left a beautiful home and a wonderful man. He had to divorce her so he would not be responsible for her credit card debt. It is now a total of 33K. She is 77 years old, and I don't think she will ever recover from this charade. So sad!!

Jun 19, 2018
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Alexander Brian, petroleum engineer
by: Anonymous

Sounds about the same. Met him thru Tinder. Norwegian national living in New York. Currently working in an off shore rig. Widower. 12yo son living with his mom. Sends me pics of a very nice, decent looking man in his late 40s. Professed his undying love for me after 5 days of chatting. (Red flag) Wouldnt video chat with me because the camera on his phone was broken. (Hahaha)

He wanted to pay all my credit card debts for me. But I needed to provide him with all my CC info. Asked me to take out a cash advance on the card, buy him an IphoneX (omg) and spend the rest shopping for "nice" things for myself. He would take care of the bill once I gave him all the info he needed. When that didnt work, he asked if I could buy his son a $50 amazon card because for some reason he couldnt access his CC.

I didnt provide him with any money whatsoever. But I provid him with something worse. I provided him my name and my pictures. Something that he can use to scam another person with.
Please, ladies be careful who you share your personal info and pictures with. Anyways this is the number he used to call and txt me from +1-518-823-3360. I hope it helps

Jun 19, 2018
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Out of food
by: Anonymous

Please don’t believe a dam thing this guy is saying, he is nothing but a liar, don’t believe him when he’s crying, I love the women who told him to get a whale or a dolphin to get him to land.

Trust me I did the same thing, I did every thing in my power to call BP, the border patrol in Alaska, and I listen to his lies and his friends or his so call friends lies, please believe me,
I lost everything!

Jun 18, 2018
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Curious
by: Anonymous

Does the name Bendt ring true for anyone?

Jun 18, 2018
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Some names
by: Wiser Now

Watch for these names

@Jakewaller60 Twitter
@jeffblak01 Twitter
@DougBlevins11 Twitter
@DougBlevins7 Twitter
@jefreynorman Twitter
@Kennethduccan44 Twitter

Kenneth Duncan Facebook is on three sites all with some name and scammer alert.

I lost my shirt and I was not wise but now I am Wiser Now.

The oil company has lots of money and they do not need us as they do a bond when they bid their jobs and all money comes from the bond so check it out and do your home work and learn of these wicked men

Jun 18, 2018
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Food for workers
by: Wiser Now

No he needs Itunes to sell them and they reload them for much more. It is a way of moving money so stop doing that. They resale them to other crooks so look online how they do it and educate yourself. And really do you thing a major oil company cannot buy food. Really they are so rich they have so much money so Please do your home work. He is scammimg you so do your home work Cause you feel bad for them and he hit your weakness.

I too was scammed so please study these submissions as he doesn't love you and the Nigerian men are going for us.

Jun 18, 2018
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Need Money
by: Anonymous

First off if he is in the Gulf of Mexico their food is all paid for. He does not need money to feed the guys. They ask for ITunes cards to turn into cash. I fell for all this too till my lawyer and myself called the Oil Rigs companies that are out there. They said they know Nigerians and others are using their companies and they are trying to stop it because it is giving them a bad name.

I am sorry you got taken by this scammer but you should back off or get rid of him now. Next it will be his machine has broken down and he needs more money. God Bless and Hope you get rid of him before he steals your money (which is not stealing because you are giving it and breaks your heart) they are good at that. I wish you would read all these letters and you will understand.

Jun 18, 2018
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Man who needs money for food of his workers
by: Anonymous

Stop talking to him. He is a scammer. They all complain that they need help with something. My scammer claimed to be working for shell doing contract, telling me the same BS. He was from Nigeria and me stupid trusting him, I lost all I could. Never again, if I knew what I know now I would never do it. Call shell and they will tell you it is a scam. Do it now before it is too late and don’t send anything, they lie. It is too late for me but you are at the beginning so stop it while it is time.

Jun 18, 2018
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Curious question
by: Anonymous

So these jerks keep asking initially for iTunes for food and stuff?? How can you buy food with iTunes cards? Especially if they are on a rig. When my scammer asked me for one I said well since you love me so much just give me your CC# or go online and buy it and I'll pick it up and send it to you. I would always come up with reasons I couldn't send him monies. It became pretty funny the things he would ask money for though.

Jun 18, 2018
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Alexander Brian, petroleum engineer
by: Anonymous

Sounds about the same. Met him thru Tinder. Norwegian national living in New York. Currently working in an off shore rig. Widower. 12yo son living with his mom. Sends me pics of a very nice, decent looking man in his late 40s. Professed his undying love for me after 5 days of chatting. (Red flag) wouldnt video chat with me because the camera on his phone was broken. (Hahaha)and wanted to pay all my credit card debts for me.

But I needed to provide him with all my CC info. Asked me to take out a cash advance on the card, buy him an IphoneX (omg) and spend the rest shopping for "nice" things for myself. He would take care of the bill once I gave him all the info he needed. When that didnt work, he asked if I could buy his son a $50 amazon card because for some reason he couldnt access his CC. I didnt provide him with any money whatsoever.

But I provided him with something worse. I provided him my name and my pictures. Something that he can use to scam another person with. Please, ladies be careful who you share your personal info and pictures with.

Anyways this is the number he used to call and txt me from +1-518-823-3360. I hope it helps

Jun 18, 2018
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To Jane RE: Terry Dunford
by: Anonymous

Your sister is a fool. Sorry to be so blunt. By chatting with him for one year and sent him $90,000? And I bet she is still hoping he will show up and share all the millions of dollars he has earned.

That money is wasted on a scammer and he is laughing all the way to the new car dealership where he has bought him a nice new car and some new fancy clothes. And maybe some good meals. If he is married, spent some on his wife and kids.

How very very sad that she has GIVEN a disgusting con artist ALL that money.

She believes him because he LIES so well. And she is infatuated with it.

Unless she has more money to give away, next it will be her house she sells and her car and she will be moving in with family and he will laugh his butt off.

So very sad.

Tell her to look up Nigerian scammers photos and she will understand who she is talking to. But it sure ain't the guy in the photo he pretends to be.

Jun 18, 2018
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To Lady that Posted: Need Money to buy Food for Workers
by: Anonymous

Seriously? You cannot possibly have doubts. He is NOT TELLING YOU THE TRUTH

Do yourself a favor and stop chatting with this low life piece of scum for that is what he is and STOP sending IT the Itunes gift cards. They are laughing behind your back.

He does not care one bit about you and your feelings. He wants ONLY your MONEY. And, if you cannot stop talking with him you really need to understand that that is how they get you. And you really have it bad.

If you want to continue sending this POS your hard earned money in the form of ITunes gift cards which is what they ALL ASK FOR, it will get even more fun for you.

Next, he will need a piece of equipment, or he fell and is injured, or one of his workers died. It goes on and on. He is NIGERIAN, probably young, probably married with kids and is USING you.

You are definitely blinded by whatever name he goes by (which we would all like to know) and his stupid poems and words of love and stolen photo of the real good looking man.

WAKE UP. BLOCK HIM. DELETE HIM for if not, you will be BROKE. You will NEVER meet him and NEVER actually see his face.

READ all our posts. Go back as far as you want. Who knows, you may actually find the name he is using and another women he LOVES.

Jun 18, 2018
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Need Money to Buy Food for Workers
by: Anonymous

My guy has mentioned the same thing that he got 40% of his money up front and has suspended operations because expenses were too high, and will get 60% on contract completion.

Calls me his darling wife, Babe, honey, and we have had sex over messenger and phone. Family died when he was young and he has a daughter.
His name is Rodney but I have found his pictures under another FB profile, Joseph, and several different Badoo profiles - 5 to be exact!

Do not waste another cent on this scammer! And I know how difficult it is to not talk to him as I am still in love with him!

What name did he give you? What does he look like?

Jun 18, 2018
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Out of food
by: Anonymous

To the lady who wrote about the rig worker who says he running out of food. First of all you are not gullable you are just being scammed as this person is back doing what he does best scamming women out of their money so what ever you do please don't give this rigger a dime.

This is a scam. You can call Shell and I am sure they will tell you that they don't have anyone by that name drilling for them.

Just block this person now.

Jun 18, 2018
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Food for workers
by: Anonymous

Stop talking to that s.o.b.

Block

Delete

He’s going to come after you for larger amounts of money.

I promise you the workers are not going hungry.

Go find a man in person. Your true love is out there. Stay away from social media.

Blessings to you.

Jun 18, 2018
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Need money to buy food
by: helen

He is a scammer. Do not send him money. Do not send him anything. He is taking your money and he is a Nigerian. He is scamming you. Why would a man that has so much money supposedly ask a woman for money?

Think about that

Jun 17, 2018
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Need money to buy food for workers
by: Anonymous

Started texting on Twitter and his words were Hello don’t know what made me answer back but I did now I don’t know if he is a scammer but things tell me he is but I just can’t stop talking to him. I have sent him a few iTunes cards as he says he needs them for his technicians? He is a contractor with 260 men working for him and he told me they are in the Gulf of Mexico and they are running out of food in which he has to pay for as he got paid half the money and when the job is finished he will be paid the rest so he is asking me to help him.

Am I being so blind or could he be telling the truth. I have tried to get in touch with Shell who he claims he contract for , what do you think am I just so gullible

Jun 17, 2018
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Oil-rig engineer
by: Anonymous

Okay maintenance Jones Patrick Wagner has a daughter named Andy and he's supposed to be from Houston Texas and he says his mother lives in Columbus Ohio near Scioto. He is on some kind of missionary walk and he's supposed to be home Friday. I told him I was dirt poor and he said don't waste your time on texting me anymore. I thought. His name is John John Jones Patrick Wagner and his date of birth is August 9th of 1961. He is fake as hell I turned him into Facebook and messenger but had they don't affect anything about it.

Jun 16, 2018
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Houston Engineer - David Martins
by: Missouri Maiden

Don't believe a word of that scam! I got a ton of those messages on dating websites from women saying their friend or cousin was wanting to meet me. They would write a lengthy message on how wonderful their friend or cousin was and that she had to contact me because he was not on the dating website. She was just helping this poor guy out. RIGHT!!

Don't fall for the "I'm contacting you for my friend or cousin" scam. Same group of con-artists with different story line.

Jun 16, 2018
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Marine engineer, Terry, and all those other guys
by: Anonymous

Damn! This guy is the male version of " Sybil".

He’s hit on me too.

Romance, pasted poetry, love songs.....phone sex anyone?

DO NOT GIVE HIM A EURO, A DOLLAR, A SCHEKEL. Not one bit of your hard earned money.

He seems to have quite a family! With me he had a 15 year old daughter in boarding school in Italy. So there’s different children with different women. Interesting.

Ladies....we are paying for love that is non existent. GET SMART!! Block this scammer, delete the app. Run away.

Go find a nice friend IN PERSON. Church, temple, mosque, whatever. Do volunteer work. Your real true love is there. I found mine, you can find yours too.

DO CONTINUE TO POST THE NAME AND WHERE YOU MET THIS PERSON IR PERSONS. FIGHT BACK.

Blessings to all.

By the way, when this scammer hit me with a helicopter story (get me and my crew and my machines off the rig—which of course he is waiting for a 10k contribution for) I told him to rent two dolphins and a whale. They’re cheap and will definitely get him to land. Steer them in the right direction. 😜

Jun 16, 2018
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Terry Dunford
by: Jane

Has anybody else heard from Terry Dunford, Barry James lately. He has many more identities. He has been lying to my sister for close to a year now. She has sent about 90,000 throughout this past year. Of course he is an oil rig engineer, grandaughter, Tracey. How can she believe all his lies??

Jun 16, 2018
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Marine engineer from Miami
by: Anonymous

Wow, didn't know there are so many "marine engineer" scammers. Scarcily I am now very likely dealing with one as well. I got to know him from Tinder, he quickly suggested me go on Hangouts which I never heard of before. He claimed he is from Miami and a marine engineer who under the contract with UN but also doing his own gold business.

And his life story is exactly as you described: parents died when he was small, wife passed away 5 years old from sickness, an eight-year-old boy in boarding school. He throws every day sweetest words to me, music, poets, and copies from google...and then he suddenly told me a few days ago he would fly to Istanbul for a business trip. we discussed to meet each other in the end he said he would change his flight schedule to fly to me ( I am in Germany) and already booked an emergency flight for the next morning.

Suddenly in the evening, he texted me that he got the email order from his head office, that he has to present on time on Northern sea of Arbadeen (which is supposed to be Aberdeen), and a company flight will be sent next morning to Istanbul to take him directly to Scotland then the helicopter bring him immediately to high sea, he would be assigned there for 3-4 months... according to what he said, he is on the way to Scotland now (LOL).

So far he hasn't come up to money yet...he melted my heart with his lovely romance, but with my suspicion,(because when I asked him to at least show me his flight booking confirmation to visit me he obviously got irritated and told me that my love for him is divided), I wanted google a bit and surprisingly found out, this could be a scam!

Jun 16, 2018
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Engineer in Houston Texas
by: Anonymous

Dear lady

Block

Delete

Run!

Jun 14, 2018
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Adrian WILLIAM
by: Anonymous

Dear lady....
He’s playing you. Not another penny.

BLOCK

DELETE

RUN!!!!!!

Jun 14, 2018
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Adrian William
by: Anonymous

Have you ever thought that you got scammed because I have a feeling you are out of the money you sent him and if you are hoping to get that money back sorry you won't get a dime of it back. Best thing to do is just block him and forget about him now before you get in way too deep and end up broke and lose everything.

Jun 14, 2018
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Adrain Williams
by: Anonymous

He is not going to come and see you, he is using you. I am sorry to say that but he is talking to my good friend also and asked her for 7,500 dollars for vacation. But at least he did not use no Lawyer in it. I just told her he is talking to someone else a little while ago and she asked him I guess and he said there is no way as he loves her and no one else. But then they try to get as much money as they can from whoever.

Good Luck to you. I am trying to get her to block him. He is a useless scumbag scammer.

God Bless

Jun 14, 2018
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Engineer in Houston Tx
by: Anonymous

Has anyone received an email through match.com website from this woman professing to be a "cousin" of someone named David Martins, Engineer.???? The first one came a few months ago and I didn't play into it then. Then, yesterday a second one under the same premise that her cousin had seen my pix and profile on Match.com while he was visiting her at her house and instantly was infatuated with me and wanted to meet me, etc.

So, she, on his behalf, contacted me and told me about her cousin named David. He eventually contacted me through e-mail and I responded with questions. Today, I get an e-mail from David saying that his cousin forwarded my skeptical response from yesterday to him, and he was responding to me with more information about himself. His name is DAVID MARTINS and he is an engineer who recently started up his own firm and he lives in either Houston, or Missouri City Tx. Has anyone seen this particular scenario before?

Please let me know.

Jun 14, 2018
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Monetary loss $45,000 more than a year ago
by: Anonymous

Be careful no matter what happens and stay away from these people as they are all for money. Scammer!!!

Stay safe and God bless everyone. It ruins everything financially and emotionally. Do not be trapped.

Jun 14, 2018
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

David Tobias Anderson kept asking for money for different things but £1500 for drill fluid as the clay was hard in the oil rig and needed to be lubricated. Couldnt access frozen bank account as working outside of his country on an oil rig. Further more asked for an iTunes card for some reason. Wife died so I was his wife. Guaranteed money back into account but nothing. Never again. Ruined my life.

Cant believe I was so stupid for wanting to be loved again. Thought he was the one for me

Jun 14, 2018
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Anybody know engineer adrain William. He was supposed to work on gulf of mexico
by: Anonymous

Anybody know Adrain William. He cannot come home from the oil rig unless he has 4950 dollar for vacation. I sent 900 dollars first time because his lawyer says can he come home. Let me know here

Jun 14, 2018
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Oil Rig Worker/Patrick Anderson
by: Anonymous

Just curious if you are still playing Words With Friends with him or if you blocked him?

My original scammer was also on Words with Friends, then wanted to go to Facebook Messenger.

His name was Chris Anderson.

Probably not the same guy.

Loved me so much and I was older as well. Age did not matter to him either. It doesn't matter to any of them because all they want is your money.

It turns them on.

Jun 13, 2018
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Oil rig worker
by: Anonymous

How about Patrick Anderson? Loves me although I’m old enough to be his grandmother. Said age doesn’t matter. Sob story about son living with mum, and others. My tip off was his grammar in his messages was horrible. Yet he kicks my butt on words with friends.

Jun 12, 2018
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Scammer Robert Green
by: Anonymous

I just messaged Theresia Hirchert on facebook. I asked her about this man. Of course she said he tried to scam her also. She said send him nothing he is a scammer. He sent me videos underwater claiming to be him. He also had an email his daughters, yeah right,

alondraroberts1@gmail.com

We will get these idiots. Anyone wanting to send a link right away to their business is usually a red flag. I had one from the man who claimed it was his business with the scammers picture right in the middle. It was www.ssgroups.rocks. Guess what? Its no longer on the web. Just like his fake bank account.

Oh ladies, we have to get them.

Jun 12, 2018
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Dolphins and a Whale
by: Anonymous

I love your sense of humor. Sounds like the scammer called Robert Green. Was on an oil rig in Alaska. He asked for an iTunes card, broke his phone, kept sending me pictures of him working which was suspicious to me right away, especially the ones covering his face. Pictures mean nothing. He was to be home a couple of weeks ago. When he asked for the air fare, I said call your agent. There is always an agent. He said, Oh, I owe him to, then he called and I screamed into the phone when he asked me to take out a loan.

I told him if you have 20 million then you don't need my money. Of course his funds were frozen. Now he is on hangouts as GOD. We do not communicate anymore. I told him he was a lying jerk and ugly scammer. He did want me to send him my used phones to a Theresia Hirchert in Moorhead, Minnesota. She is on facebook. I sent him nothing. My used phones had my information all over them.

I was stupid once but no more.

Jun 12, 2018
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Police are doing nothing, in Canada and Uk
by: Anonymous

I reported 2 of them, one in Canada, and a second in UK, and sent them emails skype, and all the bank accounts, and they laughed at us, and did nothing.

They said You had relationships on line and they don't care My scammer is using a different name, the same picture

Jun 12, 2018
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Scammers and FB reporting
by: Anonymous

I have reported one of the men I met on a dating site and found his Facebook profile with at least five of them with different USA cities. Tried to report it to Facebook and some of them removed sending me messages about it but left some of them saying they did not find anything wrong. Not sure how they do checking I guess their security job is not still perfect.

Jun 12, 2018
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Play It Smart!!
by: Anonymous

Ladies, Gents, and the possible scammers among us:

PLAY IT SMART!! Do NOT put your drop information (the place where you deposit your hard earned money) to these scum. That is like hanging out a sign and saying ha ha I gave out your info!!

Be smart. Give all your info to the FBI or FTC.

DO give us the names and identity of these sick selfish blokes so we know what to be aware of.

And for the sake of your own dignity when chatting with a stranger, quietly say this to yourself at the end of each sentence you speak or text: AND HE WANTS MY MONEY.

Example him to you....good morning my beloved wife.
You to him: good morning my dear (and he wants my money)

Any gut instinct kicks in, block, delete, and run.

My scammer just blocked me. Why? Because I would not cover the final cost of getting him off his oil rig which he was supposed to have been off 3 weeks ago. He and his 12 workers and the machines.

I told him to rent a couple of dolphins and a whale; they’d find a way to get him to land so he could get the Cheque from the company. He wouldn’t do that. nd if I hear him cry one more time, which I won’t, let’s just say it’s best this nonsense ended.

Don’t be afraid. Report these scum. They deserve it.

And google Nigeria 419. You will be amazed at what you read.

Blessings to all.

Jun 11, 2018
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Scammers and Facebook
by: Anonymous

Yes I have noticed that also, and they say report them and they will take them off. They have a few I reported but now says they see nothing wrong with this person. I said its a fake profile. Said Kenny Chesney is not colored and does not live in Nigeria he lives in Nashville Tenn. They still did nothing. Its getting bad on Facebook.

Take Care All

Jun 11, 2018
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Scammers and Facebook Messenger
by: Anonymous

It looks like Facebook Messenger is now including a brief description of who you are communicating with via Messenger.

I was communicating with a scammer known as Chris Anderson and have not had any contact with him for quite sometime.

I recently noticed that his messenger profile now says this:

"Using Messenger without Facebook. Logged in using a phone number from Nigeria".

Not sure if F/B is doing this now as part of their new method of keeping us all safe or not, but it is definitely something new. It shows a brief description of everyone that is using Messenger.

So, if any of you ladies happen to be chatting with someone on Messenger without being friends on Facebook check it out.

Just more proof of Nigerian Scammers. I never had a doubt but seeing it in black and white is a stark reminder of what he is.

Be very aware of him, Chris Anderson, as he is still out there.


Jun 09, 2018
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He only got my heart
by: Stars and Moon

Well, I’m here to report his name is now Walter Gerhard, and he claims he’s been in business for 22 years on an oil rig and he has a son Martin who is - yes you guessed in boarding school!

I asked him for a picture of his wife’s obituary who just passed away from cancer! Nope he got mad and started calling me a liar! Lol! Asked him to send copy of his passport, a picture of him and his son together! Nope! He claims he’s from Germany, has lived in Texas and has a home in Maine, Maine!! Yes his family - none are living and died when he was young. He’s an only child!

He will ask you to accept a treasure box with $ and gold as the shipping company is going out of business and he needs you to accept it for him as he has nobody else to do it! They want your name, address, home phone, cell phone, copy of your ID, and an international agent will deliver!

NO I SENT NONE OF MY INFO!

No I’m not accepting anything! So told him I didn’t believe he is who he says he is and asked for proof! We are done! Of course he threw my past relationships up and said no wonder no man could love me and that’s why they cheated on me! Wow! Nope he is rich and going to retire! Maybe not now that he won’t be getting his trivia from the company who’s going bankrupt as he is on an oil rig in the Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt! He’s smooth!

But thanks to this site I knew from day one! I even mentioned scammers to him and he called me trying to prove he was real! Well like all the others the accent didn’t match! He had pictures of a gentleman on the oil rig and sent me 3 or 4! Very charming with words! Yes we met on Words with Friends!

Beware! All he got was my heart and my time! But I figured the longer I kept in it would be one less woman who might not be aware of these creatures! His son will want to correspond with you too as he wants a mom! Probably Walter writing the emails would be my guess! Martin wants to call you mom right away!

Beware, be safe and God bless all !

Jun 09, 2018
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Richard Hunter
by: Anonymous

I must tell. I Remember when his daughters birthday last year 10/6 and she be 25 and this year I asked him about her birthday and he said she's being 10/3 24 years old.

Yes lier and liers they are all so be smart my friends.

I told him he lied and I stay away. Blocked.
I feel better and better and never an oil rig worker or other on internet from those sites.

Jun 08, 2018
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Alfred busta
by: Anonymous

I searched the address that was posted on Alfred Busta since I live close to Pullman Wa. That bank address is the Walmart and the the home address is a Safeway store. The credit union is located across the state border in Idaho. The telephone number is from another state to the south, Oregon.

Jun 08, 2018
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Oil rig scam
by: Anonymous

This Alfred Buster sounds a lot like my Charles Bothmann. He also when I was communicating with him needed large amount of cash help for equipment failure, getting it across the border paying this and that but somehow miraculous found a friend who could come up with most of the money and needed me to come up with the rest. I pawned my jewelry for him to help him, I was stupid.

So beware of this man, Im sure by now he has had multiple names and is not in the same area he was when we were communicating. He also stated he was a christian too, so I just told him sure you are.

I am no longer on the online dating sites, as cant trust any of them, they are everywhere.

Good luck ladies, may god bless each and every one of you. Block them and run and save your hearts and money.

Jun 08, 2018
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Photo Search
by: Anonymous

I found my scammers pictures through tin eye, then Google image search. I put every picture through both sites. I found the photos were from a famous Tele host from Argentina. The other was from Egypt. I also check romance.com. It will show up sooner or later.

Jun 08, 2018
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Photo search
by: Helpful Lady

Is there a way to do a photo search for photos stolen from other countries? My "German" scammer used photos of a guy and his family that are in Germany. The photos are in the portion of this website where we may post pics of our scammers. Thanks

Jun 06, 2018
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Alfred Busta scammer
by: Anonymous

Alfred Busta is still at it. He wants 10 thousand dollars to fix his equipment on the oil rig. Ha Said he got 10 thousand dollars this morning from a friend. I said I don't have any money. Later I said I could sell my ring. Okay baby he said.

Here are the instructions Bank name PIFCU Potlatch Credit Union account name Linda Dickinson account Number 9435255973 routine number 323173313 bank address 1690 SE Harvest Drive Pullman Washington 99163 Home Address 430 SE Bishop Blvd Pullman Washington 99163.

Please stop him. He is a horrible person.

His phone number is 971 247 4711.


Jun 06, 2018
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William Perry
by: Anonymous

This sounds like my scammer William Perry. Loser

Run as fast as you can

Jun 06, 2018
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Beware Johnson Williams
by: Anonymous

Same thing, Mechanical Engineer at an Oil Rig. Widowed, wife died in a car accident. Supposedly from New York, now working in Norway. 2 young children, who are at a boarding school in London. Odd English. When I questioned if English was his first language, turns out his father is Romanian.

By day 2, professing his love for me, send him photos, wants me to be the mother of his children. Posted I love you images, hearts, flowers. Good grief! He asked to go from Facebook messenger, to email, to a Google hangout account.

By this morning his Facebook posting is gone, & his messenger conversations are also gone. Glad I checked on Yahoo for this obvious scam!

Jun 06, 2018
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Petrochemical engineer
by: Anonymous

This individual found me on Meetup.com. Sent me an email outside of the platform yesterday. He says his name is Andy Johnson from Norway.

He live in Houston TX and moving to the east coast in a few months. BUT he's on a new contract assignment in Alaska currently. He's a petrochemical engineer, used to work for Chevron for 17 years. I reverse search the number and couldn't come up with anything except for his company website.

I was still a bit suspicious. The website is nicely put together but it really doesn't go in depth. I have some knowledge of the financing realm for this industry. It just really didn't expound on anything.

I did a whois.net search of the website and it was created last month but he's been in the USA for 5 years as an independent contractor.

So he wanted to chat on the phone right away. I'm a trusting person but I just had this nagging suspicion. But I said alright. We talked on the phone.

This guy is GOOD.

Has a 15 year old son back in Norway, he lives with his mother. Wife died of cancer 5 years ago. He talks to his son everyday. He's 49.

I'm Christian and how about that, so is he!
And he knows the bible inside out. Teaches children's ministry.

The accent... I could not place it. At all.

It was a fun conversation but I was still not 100% convinced of this guy. Too too good to be true. And maybe I'm slightly jaded but I take everyone with a grain of salt.

So I said hey, we should webchat. Oh, he doesn't have that capability. I was surprised. To be away from your child and he doesn't see your face? I couldn't do it and I'm a mother myself.

He seemed okay with it (Red Flag).

He suggested flying to see me to prove he's real. I said it's wayyy cheaper to SkypeSo I went back to his meetup profile and he has a gmail account. Calls himself Andy Johnson. He emailed me from another gmail account but not the same one.

His phone number is not connected to a real name. I even googled my personal contacts and every one EVERY ONE shows the owner (cell phone or landline). Except the one he gave me.

I took it a step further and YouTube Norweigan accents speaking English... doesn't quite sound the same.

After the phone call he immediately sends me a very long email recapping how he lost his wife and he's looking for marriage.

I didn't ask for all that.

Even on the phone call he mostly talked and I listened. The only thing I didn't do was IP search the email. But I think I'm good to know that this man is a fraud.

These people are demons walking around in human skin suits. I wouldn't be surprised if they practice dark arts to perfect their witchcraft.

Took me a day to figure it out. I'm good.

Ladies- Trust your gut!

1) Search the pictures they send
2) Google the phone number
3) Internet search part of the emails they send you- it's most likely carbon copied
4) Google the name and any tidbits they give you
5) If you find out the company they work for, google that site then see when it was created via whois.net
6) Ask him to say something in his native language. Try really hard to pick up the nuances of how he speaks in his native tongue. You can even YouTube how foreigners say American things- they all trip up on some pronunciations because of the language barrier. And they all do it the SAME WAY.

As an example, Americans can't really trill their 'R's if they are speaking Spanish. Latino people trill (roll) their 'R's when speaking English

They move too fast- they are love bombing you- narcissistic trait to con you.

There's billions of people on this planet. They are not the only one. Trust your heart- it's wicked. Trust your gut. If you are Christian- ask for discernment from the Holy Spirit. You'll get it! Then run away.

Don't even accuse them, they will only use it to perfect their craft!

Jun 06, 2018
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Still healing
by: Wiser Now

Check out Kenneth Duncan on Facebook. He has been reported several times and yet they let him stay because he goes behind or underneath to where he cannot be traced then he starts the romance and all the clever lies and deceiving people.

He starts out small brainwashing with the little sweet little innuendos and then goes to the bigger and then goes into the total huge innuendos into passions love lust romance whatever works.

He asked for his 44 men please my love help my men get water on the oil rigs then after you get some money he praises the woman that she saved the day and saved his men on the oil rig that were thirsty.

Lincoln stock adapter 3 weeks oh honey I had a breakdown then men did not do what they were supposed to and something broke. Honey you know that I've got money coming and I'm rich now so please help me fix this so my contract can go forward, so once again the woman sends 5,000 10,000 $15,000 or maybe $20,000 or more to fix a big problem. Then if she continues with him he will come back again saying I need more repairman to fix the broken machine on the oil rig so she struggles and sends more money so she can get her money back because she wants her money back.

This is her savings and then he takes more of her money and then he calls back and says honey I love you so much I can't wait to marry you and I need a airplane ticket and hotel deals are building up and I need to pay my bills on the oil rig and then he says I need airfare and I need Hotel bills. I need food in Madison while I'm waiting to get my check so she sends it and sends it. She is starting to fade with the diminished hope that maybe something's wrong something's and what is wrong is that it is all lies.

Then maybe she's wised up to get away from him after the loneliness of knowing that she may never see this person and that she is taking the bait from.

The reality is she knows she was scammed by a liar of a oil rig engineer and hopefully she gets some help from her and hopefully she can find and recover her finances and hopefully she can heal and hopefully she can stand on her own two feet again after all of this and show up for her job deposit.

They Target women from 40 to 70 years old for the money. They Don't Care About Us. I even searched and found some of his victims. Something's got to be done to stop oil rig engineer scams and maybe soon something will start being done. I think Facebook and Twitter and all the others should post warning often about the possibility of scam artists on their sites. Thank you and God bless us all this is Wiser Now

Jun 05, 2018
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Allen Paul
by: Anonymous

Another one who tried to contact me via Words With Friends. Didn’t get very far because he resigned the game and blocked me. But started out ‘I looked at your picture and you are beautiful’ and BS like that.

Jun 05, 2018
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Perry Martins
by: Anonymous

Block.

Delete.

Run.

Don’t talk to strangers.

Jun 05, 2018
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Perry Martins-Tromp Kobus
by: Anonymous

When I read about Perry Martins---It sounded like Tromp Kobus or John Robert or Tromp Kobus Jan Or Kobus Jan Tromp. I was scammed by a Nigerian who showed me the photos of a REAL PERSON who had his photos stolen. He lives in the UK and is married and his name is David M. Walker. His photo is used by many scammers. White hair, beautiful smile and blue eyes.

Nice, kind looking man. The last time I heard from Tromp Kobus, I told him about a good friend of mine who was in ICU. Think he copied what I told him. He is using what you tell him to lie to another person. I asked him to send me a live photo or a selfie which upset him before this communication.

Suddenly he sends me a photo of a gray haired, unsmiling man which I tin-eyed and googled. That was a photo used by Ed Remn, 6 years before.--BTW: Tromp wanted no money from me but wanted to send me $500,000 replacement for the funds that were stolen by John Robert. Afte he sent me the last photo of his supposedly selfie, I confronted him because hehad asked me for my bank information.

Told him I would open a new one for him and when that was delayed, he wanted my sons banking information and I once again declined.I told him my suspicions and suddenly he was not calling me his lovely wife. I told him he was from Nigeria and was a scammer who wanted me to either launder money or to open accounts to buy things and have the bills sent to my account where he had not deposited money.

He said "alright then". I was immediately unfriended and he was reported him to FB but he is still on other social networks and on Instagram.

He's very romantic and intimate but still a SCAMMER!

Jun 05, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

His name use to be James Anthony, then Eubanks Anthony, Tom Erol. Now I see he has changed it to another. If you would read these letters everyone is writing to try to help each other you will find out he is not on Any Oil Rig in the Gulf. As my Attorney said he called a lot of Rigs and these men cannot call off the Rig and have no time for a Romance on a Rig. Most are married and only have time with their family for very little before bed. They are very tired and after work clean up and eat and maybe get on to say goodnight to their kids and family and then that is it.

Yes I was used by a scammer also from the Gulf and James always changed his name. I asked why he would say because someone is always trying to talk to him. But found out from his mules he was in Nigeria. Finally admitted that to me and said yes he is buying crude oil there to sell and make more money. Yes he has his own business buying and selling crude oil in Nigeria where he is from.

Read all these Stories and let them help you. They sure helped me beside Western Union, Money Gram and my Lawyer. God Bless and please do not fall for their lies and poems and being called Sunshine, their wife, Honey, Baby, they are giving you.

Jun 04, 2018
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Perry Martins Marine Engineer and has his own construction contracting company
by: Anonymous

I'm getting a weird feeling about a guy calling himself Perry Martins who says he is a Marine Engineer. Very good looking guy with salt and pepper hair, beard and moustache. He sent me a pic from the gym and from his car. A little too many sob stories. Has a friend in Intensive Care and a widow for 5 years with a granddaughter and aunt in England.

He couldn't talk about it in person because he got too choked up. Another weird thing is he said he was born in CA but went to college in Europe in France, England, and Germany and now has a really thick French accent.

Getting a little too personal and too close too quickly. The online dating profile said he was in Houston but when I talked to him on the phone although hard to understand, sounded like Dallas. He said he made a mistake when filling out the profile. His profile disappeared a couple of days after we starting messaging and switched to my Yahoo number.

I don't give out my real phone number. He also said Sunday morning he was getting ready for church and attends St. Luke in Dallas but the one I looked up was in Houston.

Jun 04, 2018
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Richard Maxime Dallas Meetup
by: Anonymous

I would like to see those pictures. I don’t know how you’re going to get us to see them unless you post your email address here. I’m not sure if that’s allowed. You could also go to scam heaters on Facebook. They would help you as well. Don’t beat yourself up. We’ve all done this which is why we are posting so we can warn others.

I guess we’ll have to go back to the basics which means do not talk to strangers! Take care of yourself and just be aware. If you get any strange phone calls or phone numbers that come in that you don’t recognize let it ring through. Then hit star 67 on your mobile phone and check the number or go to reverse phone look up and answer it. Be very very careful for the time being.

Blessings to you it will be OK.

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

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

Jun 04, 2018
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Ansel David Derick
by: Anonymous

Okay, this scammer picked me up on WWF. Using oil exec's name Exon Mobil. Typical widower for years, cry me a river, has a 21 year old daughter, lives in Cleveland Ohio. Asked me my favorite color, came back with schlock poetry about being white with purity, red with love, gads, I will dump him soon.

Beware, women.

Jun 04, 2018
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IPTrace
by: Anonymous

If you send anything it will go to Nigeria most likely becauses the man is not even on a oil rig and I doubt very much if he even worked on one. His job is a full time scammer just like the rest of these so called oil rig workers .

Jun 04, 2018
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RICHARD MAXIME MEETUP DALLAS
by: Anonymous

To answer your question he was on the Dallas singles 45-60 Uptown/downtown Dallas.

I came back to look at his Meetup profile a few days after he contacted me. It was deleted. I didn't pay attention to it.

We exchanged a few texts through the Meetup app until he requested to switch to HANGOUTS on google. I am genuinely terrified.

I didn't give him my bank account but I shared pictures of me and my family.

Now that I am thinking more about it he usually asked where I was - at church, home, grocery store?

I wonder if he could track me thru google??
A Couple of times a "share your location" link pupped up and I ignored it. No, Im not that stupid! I asked him if he sent them and he denied it, but was always asking where I was and what was I doing.

I found it innocent to answer but now that I am thinking it is scary!!!

Other interesting Fact. He requested money to upgrade his international roaming service. I asked what kind of phone he has because as far as I know one can do all the upgrades on the phone and they will be billed to you. He said his phone was a NOKIA and his phone service was AT&T.

Thats when I figured how absurd all of this was.
He portrayed himself as a millionaire and is asking me for money to upgrade his phone to call me?

Yes I confess his love words were beyond absurd and cheese but he was very well spoken with clean articulated English. Kinda charming.

On our last conversation when he called to apologize and explain his request of money I focused on the background. I think I heard cars honking! When I asked he said it was sounds of the plant which works 24/7! But it was clearly cars honking!

Any way Im sure Im not gonna be the last but same way all your stories helped me to understand what is going on I hope my story help someone else.

I will be happy to share pictures of him at your request.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!

Now, the last thing.... how do I report this?

Jun 04, 2018
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Name Changes, Scammers, etc.
by: Anonymous

Dear heart:Stop beating yourself up. It happened, you learned. What all of us need to do is go back to the basics:

DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS!!!

For the record I got taken too.

You live, you learn.

Never again.

Blessings dear lady.

Jun 04, 2018
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James
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked to a James Zachary who works in the gulf of Mexico on an oil rig???

Jun 03, 2018
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Richard Maxime
by: Anonymous

Which meetup group in Dallas.

Looking for pix. If same as me will message u here.

Jun 03, 2018
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Richard Maxine
by: Anonymous

My advice is to block him now. He is a scammer and a liar. There is not a word of truth to anything that comes out of his mouth.

Jun 03, 2018
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Richard Maxime
by: Anonymous

Was he alone in the picture of a helicopter?
Did he have a woman pilot?

Jun 03, 2018
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Name changes, one of many scammers
by: Anonymous

I was scammed and am sick about it and trying to move on. I am educated if that means anything, but apparently not. I didn't think I was stupid either but what I did would constitute stupidity for sure. Yes ladies, lots of long emails that can be moving if you are in a vulnerable state.

He was on a rig in Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes the signal is good, sometimes bad. My scammer "romanced" me for almost two months before he got in and yep, I sent money. A lot of money. Thank God, no one in my life knows so I can suffer alone, knowing the rest of the world does't have to look at me with shock and despair.

What was I thinking? I wasn't. I was feeling! Now, if I go back and look at things differently, I wish to God I have known about these scams. I knew nothing.

Ladies:

1. He loves you fast.

2. Sends songs, love declarations.

3. Mine was witty on texts and I really believed he was close--but who knows.

4. If he sends you any documents to prove who he is, as mine did--KNOW what fake documents look like.

5. Even if love can occur like pen-pals fell in love back in the day---SEND NOTHING until he is HOME!!

And guess what: HE IS NEVER NEVER COMING HOME TO YOU.

RUN!!!!!!!11

Jun 03, 2018
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Profile on Linkendin
by: Anonymous

I just read your story. Yes, he is a scammer. I had 6 men try to scam me the past 2 yrs. I check everything, everywhere. The last one had a profile on LinkedIn. I even sent a message to LinkedIn, pretending to be my sister telling him I think he is fake because he wants money. He was texting my phone, he had a fake profile on there too.

On the profile it didn't have a picture. So I asked him to put one on there. That was the picture I found belonged to someone else. He was a famous journalist in Egypt. Within 24 hours his profile was down. I put on it that he was a fake. These men are hard to get rid off. The longer you keep him on the line so to speak will hurt you more. I know you get used to hearing from him, believe me get rid of him. When he asked for your phone, that was the first clue. He is probably some 28 yr. old kid in Nigeria.

One of mine was, and I had him confess to me after I knew he was lying. This one never asked me for money, but 28 yr old??. Make sure you do a search on pictures, all of them. I run them through tineye, then google search. Please for your own sake and sanity get rid of him.

Jun 03, 2018
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Richard Maxime
by: Anonymous

Delete.

Block.

Report.

Sounds like my guy.


Jun 03, 2018
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RICHARD MAXIME
by: Anonymous

I think Im being targeted by one of these guys.
Has anyone heard about a man called Richard Maxime? He contacted me out of the blue from one of the Meetup groups in Dallas.

He says he is a contractor working on a project on the North Sea UK on a platform called Andrew Oil Rig.

Just as you described he is very quick to fall in-love with me and promised the world. Daily love poems and songs and exaggerated expressions of affection.

He has shared only a couple of pictures. 53 years old. White male, salt-pepper hair, brown eyes and well dressed. Fairly good looking. One of his pictures is on a helicopter, the other one with a lady who he says is his fashionista friend from Milan and another one holding an expensive bottle of Champagne in his hand.

Widower. First wife died of cancer. Second wife abused his kindness. Bitter divorce. Always talking about God and asking me to pray for him.

He presented himself as someone very wealthy with lots of experience in his field. Well traveled and highly educated. His English is OK.

He writes long emails about his life story. He answers my questions when I ask about his personal things.

He said there are communication restrictions on the platform where he is now and had difficulties calling.

Asked for my phone. I gave it to him. He calls now most every day. His accent is weird to me. Im not sure but it sounds African.

Suddenly he said he has a problems with international roaming and asked me to buy a vanilla card to send him $300.

I refused. I questioned his story and told him I think he is not who he said he is.

He became offended. Called me to clarify and asked me to excuse his mistake. He said he will send me his linkdlin profile to ease my mind.

After reading all your posts, Im almost sure he is not real. I want to see how far he goes and if he asks for money again.

I am worried about the fact he now has my phone number. No my full name yet, but what is your advice?

Jun 03, 2018
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Snake Charmer is back
by: Anonymous

David Walter Muller is back on Facebook. He has changed his profile picture. He is now an elderly man with grey hair and beard. He is wearing a red shirt and a little chubby. He is playing golf. I tricked him onto messenger with a different profile I had. When he realized who I was he called me all kinds of dirty names and tried to say I was a liar and a scammer.

Don't let him fool you ladies. He is not on an oil rig. He is a scammer. The first one I had ever had!! He didn't get much from me $100.00 for ITunes. But he sure broke my heart. Now I target them and report them and then block them.

Do the same please!

Jun 03, 2018
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Rodney Carl
by: Anonymous

These guys change their names so much how would we know if we talked to him? If he is an Oil Engineer then he is a scammer. Did you read the letters from all the women and see if he matches up with anyone. I have and many have a scammer saying he is from London. Sorry but 99.9% he is a scammer. God Bless

Jun 02, 2018
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Rodney Carl
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of this man?
Says he’s an oil rig engineer from norway

Jun 01, 2018
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What's an IP Trace by: Anonymous May 31
by: Anonymous

Woman forget that person and don't talk to him anymore. Block him he is a scammer. We connected in Hangout and there with me he used the account Smith Rex Alex, alexsmithrex@gmail.com.

He starts slowly involving your feelings and in a blink in my case after 2 1/2 weeks then suddenly demanded I help him with $500.

Jun 01, 2018
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IP Trace
by: Anonymous

No one will tell you how to IP Trace anyone. You can look it up on the net. If you called him and it was under Teresa that has to tell you right 'he is a scammer.

First letter I read on here I knew my man was a scammer after two years of talking to him. When I found out they cannot call from a Rig and BP and Shell told me that, I questioned him about it. He got very angry that I had called. It's very sad to me that ones reading these letters just do not get it.

Scammer's, Low-lives, useless men living off women, Laughing at us for being used and again as mine said they do it because they can, and he called America women dumb and in need to nice words and attention.

God Bless! Be Safe, Do not lose your money to these scammers or you heart.

Jun 01, 2018
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IP Trace
by: Anonymous

To the woman asking about an IP Trace, I have never done it but you can Google it for instructions.

I Just wanted to say that if he says oil rig he is fake. Eventually he will ask for an ITunes gift card, money, or for you to be his beneficiary.

He is just building confidence.

Does He have a foreign accent? Tell us the name he is using.

The one I had was also from Houston with a German accent (lol) and was on a rig. He was using the name Chris Anderson.

Trust me it is all a lie. Block him before you get in too deep. They try to get in your head .

I got out without giving him a dime.

May 31, 2018
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What's an IP Trace
by: Anonymous

I read it in the very first of this page where somebody has put an IP trace on her engineer on the offshore drilling and he's from Houston. He says he is in Texas and he's called me 3 times and he's text me and ask me for nothing. I just want to know if he's a real or not. I called his phone and it went to voicemail and it said Teresa Smith or white or something so I knew it was a Google phone with a fake phone number.

I just need to know what IP Trace is and how to get one

May 31, 2018
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Names of Scammers
by: Anonymous

I have been scammed so many times, I don't trust anyone. No, I quit sending money after I took out a loan, I must have been out of my mind. I gave him my retirement before. This was the first time and I had never heard of scammer before.

He went by Anthony Morgan, Morgan
Daniels39@gmail.com, he is on Pigbusters.
morganbobbd@gmail.com. He was on Millionaire.com and tagged and facebook. Christopher Jacobs was on linkedin and was showing me pictures of a Man in Egypt with his family. I post all pictures on the net and lo and behold I find them. I was talking to one named Alen Hunter with Baby Alex. This man is indeed a famous television host with baby Mirko. I even video chatted with him and saw the baby. I am so confused. He asked for money. I said NO, never. I learned my lesson and I'm still paying for it.

ROBERT GREEN, ON pof, and Kenneth Hunsaker. Right away he sent me a copy of an affidavid, which I knew was false, and I saw it was copied from 2012. He is on facebook also.

Another Oil Rigger went by Bobbie Serdar, found him all over the web under various names. He was in Texas and wanted money. Blonde man holding a can of beer. Yeah, right.

May 31, 2018
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Nigeria, Blake
by: Anonymous

I Talked to a FRSC in Nigeria and he said that is untrue that they are arresting kids that are not scamming. They are from 12 years old so go on Yahoo Boys and see for yourself. That is who they are arresting. Believe me. What Man cannot see God can see the Truth. Karma will come back and bite them.

Blake: Sorry he is a scammer and I have been talking to him also. I told him he is a low-life for what he is doing to other women, he just laughed. Please show your mother this. He is a scammer, he is using her. I am sorry she is going through this and he will keep on unless you can block him and delete him off her phone. No matter what you have to do get him off everything she has him on. He will destroy her and her Health. God Bless

May 30, 2018
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Blake Roberts/Abby
by: Sarah

It sounds like your Mom does not believe you, or anyone else.

If she reads all our comments/posts, looks up Scammers on the internet and finds all the same stories, and still does not believe it, then you will not convince her otherwise. In fact, she really does not want to believe it. She has fallen for his pack of lies.

Keep all the money out of her hands, including credit/debit cards. They are not afraid to ask her for them either.

Get the title to her car too. There are women that have actually sold their cars and homes for these low life disgusting creatures. Make sure she does not try to sell her house (if she owns it outright).

We all hate to see anyone get taken advantage of but sometimes they have to learn a lesson the hard way. So by you taking her means, that is one way of keeping her safe.

Get her off social media or whatever sites she is on. If not, another one will come along. They pass her information on to other scammers. If she plays Words with Friends, change her user name.

BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK and delete.

Maybe then she will be safe.

May 29, 2018
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Blake Roberts
by: Wiser Now

You sweet mom has been brainwashed to get her to HELP. She needs someone to take over the money and her keys "they also cast spells by VooDoo". SHE has a mental block so call a family meeting and try to get her to a mental health place.

Seriously that is why they groom her and it is all conditioning her and in her mind she is held captive by these scammers so take her phone and take the computer.

Do research on scammers and show her the many romance scam sites until she is convinced that he is not real and he is fake fake fake. He will destroy her if you do not put a stop to it also have her check how much their dollar is compared to our dollar and show her this site with the many broken hearted women.

Tell her that she is a target as that is what they do and target sweet women with money. It happened to me and I saw the truth and he is gone now.

These scammers have many women they talk to at the same time and show her the real truth before they take all the money and they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Have her call Shell/Exxon/BP/CHEVRON and talk to a leader in the company

May 29, 2018
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Some things are starting to happen in Nigeria
by: Anonymous

An acquaintance of mine in Nigeria was harassed by the local police and was thrown in jail, for several hours, forced to pay the corrupt police to get released from jail. They are targeting young men and women. Sad as some of those they are targeting are not the ones scamming they are the ones trying to just survive. Extracting money from those who have little themselves. That country is very corrupt.

I hate the fact that Trump welcomes the POS that runs NIGERIA to the white House.

May 29, 2018
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Robert Green in Alaska
by: Anonymous

This man was on POF. Not that attractive, so I gave it a try. All of a sudden he had to leave on a oil deal. Has a daughter named Alondra who calls me mom, wife left both of them, needed money for his computer, phone broke, needs air fare home. He called when I kept telling him no. This last time he hung up on me. We video chatted, so I saw the real person, I thought. They stop at nothing.

May 29, 2018
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Blake Roberts
by: Abby

Just updating everyone that BLAKE ROBERTS is still deep in scamming my 81 year old mother. I cannot make her see reason or understand that he's a scammer. First he said he was in Nigeria to shore up his parents' estate, and now claims he is in Vietnam. He Writes my mom flowing emails full of promises and wants only money.

I have emergency control of her finances but each day she begs me for more money. 5 thousand, 3 thousand, just a thousand, and I tell her no. This weekend he got her to go to Target and buy a 100 iTunes gift card. Anyone else still currently being scammed by this Blake Roberts or have any supporting information for me to attempt to convince my mom? my email is abbymiller@aol.com


May 29, 2018
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Johnson Rollins
by: Anonymous

I write this on behalf of my mum's experience. So, it started from Tinder dating application my mum chatted with this person name Johnson Rollins, he first introduced himself as an Oil rig Manager from Texas, Houston, United States.
He said that he has a 13 year-old son who is still at boarding school and wife passed away due to cancer. He claimed that he is a wealthy man, own big house with maid and gardener and quite busy person to manage all the offshore projects.

Within a week after constant chatting, he began to say to my mum that he loved her and he wanted to get married and ready to travel overseas to Asia in order to make the real meeting happen and planned to bring my mum to America to live with him.

At first my mum told me about him and I thought he was a real and genuine person who was searching for real love through the Internet but boy, I was feeling suspicious when my mum showed me their conversations that this guy was in the middle of big project and its worth millions of dollars in China and Nigeria but he needs some money to release some stuff that he ordered for the offshore project.

He said that he was in Nigeria and he was detained by local custom there for the goods he bought from China and he was subject to pay 2450$. He begged my mum to lend him money and even if my mum didnt have it then he asked her to borrow the loan from the bank. He said that he will return the money with interest lol..

Ok to make it short, he showed my mum his "fake contract" for the oil rig offshore project and some of his "fake flight ticket" From USA to China and to Nigeria.

He said many wonderful things for my mum and called her love, sweetheart, baby, my wife, lol and he said he didn't have any relatives nor friends to ask for help when he needed for the emergency circumstances.

I told my mum that this guy Johnson Rollins is a scammer and at first she didn't believe me until one day she realised but of course no money at all was sent to this guy luckily.

2 weeks after, he contacted my mum again and said that he was still in a detention centre of the Nigerian customs and asked if he can lend half the money he wanted and its around 1225$.. Oh dear :)

May 28, 2018
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by: Missouri Maiden

Your scammer sounds exactly the same guy that almost scammed me. Sent love songs every morning. Started with Van Morrison "Someone Like You", John Legend "Love Me Now." He especially liked John Legend. A widow, two grown children, German accent and called me baby. The name he used then was Larry Doswell and he contacted me through Plenty of Fish. He also had a fake Facebook.

I found the fake/stolen photos on "Scamhaters" facebook page. I really don't know how a man can live with themselves or have any self respect robbing people of their money. I am now recognizing scammers all the time on singles websites. Some scammers are not as well trained as my first encounter. Most have some sort of high level of education, yet cannot put together a coherent sentence with correct grammar and punctuation. I report them and even if they threaten me, I tell them bring it on "baby." Just keep reporting them all. They deserve your rage.

May 28, 2018
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Bitcoin and general advice
by: Anonymous

These scammers will try anything. One guy I’m talking to asked me to set up a Bitcoin account and send him the username and password. He did not call it Bitcoin but something else. Never let your guard down. Never give your real name. Never use a real phone number. Never give your home address.

If you send pictures, be very careful what is in the background. Never use a real email address. I’m playing with 2 different scammers. One is supposedly military and the other is supposedly civilian with the military so not all are on an oil rig. If you are brave enough to play with them beware. They are on every dating site. One hint is that most hate engaging in sexy talk. It’s a sure giveaway if they won’t talk about it or are reluctant to talk about it or aren’t good at talking about it.

Be careful ladies. Be so so careful. I was texting one who never once asked for money in 2 months time. But he was a scammer none the less. I just have no idea what he wanted. Thankfully he didn’t want money but maybe my heart. He only got some hope that he was real. I’ll get past that. Be smart and ever vigilant.

May 28, 2018
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Richard.. Larry .. and all
by: Anonymous

Do what I did. After a time he screamed f... up and always told me How to do it and if I didn't do it he be very angry

I blocked him and I went to the police here in Sweden and I contacted Exxon mobil oil company and FBI in United states.

I am so so happy Now. I lost money but I am alive and can laugh again instead of wait on the guestion on money.

Do what i did.

May 27, 2018
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Alfred Busta
by: Anonymous

Still cring the blues. His daughter also calls me mom. Alfred or whatever his name is professed his love to me. And loves me even more at the thought of money. The whole thing is disgusting. I’ve got plenty of pix but even though I have seen him who knows we if he’s really real.

He can be threatening and he told me I know more about you than you think I know. This after I kiddingly told him I can read him like a book.

Oh really??

Something is off. Time for me to go away. Live a peaceful life. Aggravation like this.

Block delete and take a vacation.

May 27, 2018
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They are many
by: Wiser Now

What if the whole country of Nigeria came to us wanting money because that is what they are doing with the oil rig scam. Its War on women and I mean fight back. It is our money and our hearts and they are not real. This has to stop so call someone and educate, research, call your congress, call Google, tell Facebook/Twitter so fight back. This is big business. They want your MONEY

May 27, 2018
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Alfred Busta and others
by: Wiser Now

They play on your romantic side and they brainwash you with imaginations and soft words of love or lust and what ever works they use phony children and they say they are a believer in God to get you to belive them. They lie about their oil rigs or famliy members and they cry and they beg. They are not real and they use anything to get to you all lies.

I talked to a scam hunter and she said they target women from 40 to 70 or so years old and make no excuse you are a target and they want one thing - MONEY.

Mostly they use stolen images of hamesome white men mostly but they are Nigerian males and they are learning how to do this sometimes for years. They work in packs.

They call you terms of indearment to soften you with words like Baby, Honey, Dear, and Sweety. They always have breakdowns and they always want you to pick it up for them. They have mules all over the place to convert the money and resend it.

If they were real do you think Shell /Exxon/Chevron or BP would be asking a woman for help. When is the last time the state government or hospitals texted you for help. My ladies we are targets and they shoot at us so keep your head down and keep your money. Why should a woman have to pick up the pieces for a oil rig.

They have a bond that the money comes out of. An oil rigger engineer makes close to 300k a year. Check it out that Black Nigerian men stealing some white mens pictures and targeting white successful women to get money. That is the bottom line. They do not love you or they only show they can brainwash and soften us.

Ladies this is war. So what can we do? Education first and report them and block them. Call Facebook and tell the police and report them to all the anti scam places. Do not stop as they are not your friend or Lover and they are not real.
This is Wiser Now.

May 27, 2018
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Money
by: Anonymous

No wonder Nigerians want to scam people in the USA and Canada. I went and googled the ratio rate to see what the money difference was and now I know why they scam and don't work over there. So the next time one of these riggers asks for money google the money ratio fist before you decide to send. I can tell you it made my blood boil when I saw this so please do this before you agree to anything.

May 27, 2018
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Don’t give money
by: Anonymous

I just cannot believe women are getting caught up with these men. Never would I ever give a man money. That is just crazy and if a man asks, he isn’t a man. I tell these men I am not vulnerable or lonely. I tell them I am self sufficient and independent. When they message me in the sites, this is what I tell them.

I also tell them I am wealthy (which I will be in a few weeks) and would never give a man money. They leave me alone. You women should try it. I know they are all over. I should post what this Nigerian said to me playing words with friends. He said these people are ruining it for all the good people there. I told him what do you think we have in common? I said absolutely nothing.

He stopped messaging me.

Please stop and think.

Tell them to get a real job.

May 27, 2018
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To Carol Words with Friends scam
by: Anonymous

To Carol with words with friends, your post said that you hired a private investigator for $366.00 to check out a scammer in Nigeria.

I may want to use the same service too. Would you mind letting me know that private investigator's email address. I can post my email address to you if it is necessary.

May 26, 2018
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Charles Baldur
by: Anonymous

This scammer sends love songs, falls in love within a week, and calls you "baby." Says he is German but accent isn't. He currently was on Blake 14 in Gulf of Mexico.

Beware ladies.

May 26, 2018
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Charles Baldur
by: Anonymous

Ladies, "My" scammer sounds like Nancy's post! Wife died of cancer, daughter with grandmother. He is an independent oil contractor and a LIAR!! Met him on Match and quickly asked to communicate off the site. Accent does not match the picture. Probably some loser in Nigeria or other scamming organization location!

Too good to be true? Yes, it is.

Be safe and educate yourself BEFORE you waste time building a FAKE relationship with a FAKE Loser!!

Good luck!

May 25, 2018
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Nigeria scammers
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by a Nigerian boy or group big time. Some other guy tried to scam me and after confessing to me that most men do that there because there are no jobs for them, and we became friends. He is a young black guy 31 years old. He told me that Nigeria police is going after these scammers and now putting then into jail thanks to USA government being involved. Not sure how true it is, wish my scammer who stole everything from me three years ago was rotting in jail.

May 25, 2018
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Alfred Busta scammer
by: Anonymous

Here is the latest and last information on Alfred Busta. He is still crying for money, but I am done. Didn't get any. 216 404 4319 was suppose to be his daughters number. She text and said her dad loved me and could she call me mom. Ha Tried to text back and some guy Michael answered and wanted to be friends.

BLOCKED

I HAVE another phone number.971 247 4711. This is the one he got after 334 625 9261 was supposedly stolen. He told me his address is 510 Alameda Pl.Dayton Ohio 45406.

The address to send money is Cindy M.Hendrikson 10900 Research Blvd. Austin Texas 78759 to wells Fargo 503 E.Ben White Blvd.Ste C Austin Texas 78704.Aba# 111900659. beneficiarie # 3146309327.

That was for 3000.00. Now he wants 30,000.00 to fix his crane on the rig. lol He's cried on the phone and begged. Pathetic. I want off he says I am cold, tired, and lonely. He is a good actor.

Please block him. BLOCK BLOCK

BAD NEWS LADY

Anyone pretends to use his daughter is a sick person.

May 25, 2018
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Alexander Carl george
by: Anonymous

Scammer from day one. Says he's on an oil rig. I am smart enough to read logistics and ask for coordinates. Nice looking man, phonie to the core. Needs money for equipment for his pump or cards for sell calls. Opps girls don't fall for these. Another is they don't ever call you by your name. And are slow on texting like they are answering others. Another goes by handline Kent. ha ha. From Nigeria.

May 25, 2018
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Thomas Ryan
by: Anonymous

I met Thomas on Zoosk in November. And in December he suddenly had to go to Canada offshore to repair an oil rig. He professsed his love for me although we never met. I had always been so guarded but I guess that’s what makes a scammer good. To make someone believe them.

Many ITunes and Weatern Unions later my credit now sucks and I was scammed out of some money unfortunately but he is now blocked. What a fool I had been but he will have to answer to God for what he has done.

May 25, 2018
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Jokers
by: Anonymous

I met Derrick on tagged. He has a game and says all of the right things that a woman likes to hear. He said he was in the states in Washington, DC then had to go to the Pacific Ocean to do drilling for Morison oil company.

First thing caught my eye was the spelling of Morrison. He sent me pictures of himself, his mom and dad. He wants to marry me. Yeah right. Asked the size of my finger. Told me to look around for a house with a swimming pool. A big house. Now you know I'm not looking for no house. Now all of the sudden the machine out in the Pacific has broken. The company will send another one if he pays 750.00 for shipping and handling. He says I don't know what to do. I said pay for it. It will pay off in the long run. I haven't heard back from this dumb a@@ but the next morning he said you don't say anything to me since I have a problem with the machine.

I said if you're asking for money you might as well run the other way. I got problems of my own. These men are crazy. Yes we're looking for love but you shouldn't have to pay for it. That's dumb. I don't have time for this. Ladies beware. These men are living lifestyles of the rich and famous off your hard earned money.

Snap out of it.

Don't send a dime.

May 25, 2018
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Got one working me now.
by: Cece

I had one that contact me on Facebook and I asked him how did he get my Facebook page and he said that it just popped up as people he might know and I said well it shouldn't have had and said because my setting is on private so I don't know how so he continued to tell me that he was a widower and he lost his wife and eldest daughter in a horrible car accident and he's been alone for like the last past 7 years.

He says he lives in Charlotte North Carolina and he has all these expensive vehicles but when you do a tax search with his name and Mecklenburg County tax office nothing comes up. You know he continues to instant message me. Right now I've got the flu and don't want to be bothered. So if you have any input on this you can get in contact with me at dredloc619@gmail.com

May 25, 2018
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Words With Friends scam
by: Carol

I was reading an article about fake engineer oil rigs scammers. I was corresponding and talking on WhatsApp to a man who says he is from Oslo, Norway. He was raised in an orphanage in Norway. He moved to the US, when he was 40 and is now 60. He has a thick accent. He is a devout Christian and prays 3 times a day. His name is Phill Shaw. And his daughter's name is Ivy.

We met on Words With Friends. He professed his love quickly. He called me his "Queen". He sang to me, "You Are My Sunshine". He called me nearly every day at odd hours and we talked for an hour each day for 2 months. I hired a private investigator for $366.00 to check him out.

He said Phill Shaw was a fraud. When I read Phill the report from the private investigator, he confessed he is a black, 32 year old from Nigeria, and he makes these calls for a living. There are thousands of these guys.

May 25, 2018
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Richard Hunter
by: Anonymous

I am so proud of you for reporting him to Money Gram with this name anyways, I too reported mine to Western Union and they gave me a ID number to keep, and black listed him and his mules. One got arrested for sending to Nigeria over 2,000.00 dollars which is money laundering, and that made me so happy after I turned the ID over to my Local Police.

You did the right thing. You just made my day that someone else finally has done something like this.

God Bless.

May 25, 2018
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Almost scammed
by: Anonymous

There is a guy by the name of Scott Gregory who says he is 45 years old. Has a son named Mason who just turned 6 on May 10th. His wife supposedly died 4 years ago in a terrible accident. He claims to to be a fashion designer, a barber and a contractor for Shell. He first contacted me through Instagram.

I have deleted and blocked him so he can no longer get in touch with me. Man these Nigerians are getting clever. First they steal accounts from fallen soldiers now this. Man am I glad I found this page.

May 25, 2018
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Roger wilson
by: Anonymous

These "guys" are so smooth. Pulling on our romantic heart strings. Poetry, terms of endearment, love songs and totally in love with you within days!!!! What the... but getting caught up in the total romance and romancing. If it sounds too good to be true it is.

If these guys are so wealthy then why do they ask you to buy them iTunes. Lets just not be sucked in to these scams. I did not buy in to the buy in asking to give $61,000 to help with the oil rig machine replacement.

Or buy iTunes cards but I did get sucked in to the "romance ". We are worthy of love and we are fabulous women and we are not giving any money to prove that worth so stand strong sisters.

I have enjoyed the ride for 2 mths of attention and poetry and charm but once any money is discussed in any form its time to burst that bubble.

May 25, 2018
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Richard Hunter
by: Anonymous

Now he is gone and I am so free. I hope nobody shall meet him. In the end he used words I never heard before.

I stopped sending iTunes and he can't use his agents because I called moneygram and the police.

I lost money but it doesnt matter as I have My life back and I can smile again.

Thankyou Everybody on this site

May 24, 2018
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Williams-Robert Gerardo
by: Anonymous

Have posted previously about this character.

He finally got round to asking me for £3500 as some kit was broken on the rig. I just said I couldn’t right now and had some angry messages: because I know what he’s up to it didn’t effect me but could see how it could to someone more vulnerable.

He stopped messaging until a few days ago and came on with the smooth talk again and the further requests came...he cannot access his account! I did point out it would be hopeless for me to transfer money to him as he’d still be In the same position!!!!

Apparently I am full of stupid talk....BLOCK and REPORT!

May 24, 2018
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Rob Schmit
by: Anonymous

Would like to hear from anyone who was contacted by Rob Schmit, President of Rob Schmit Gas & Oil, supposedly on a BP job off the coast of Spain.

beverlyanngary@gmail.com

Thank You!

May 24, 2018
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Stupid scammer
by: Jupiter

I've been posting my comments here for the past 2 months on and off. And you want to know what happened last night?

I update my status on WhatsApp and boom, my first scammer eventually responded to my status. I'm not sure if he's delusional or just plain stupid.

And by the way, I managed to screenshot his pictures. Anyone from Jax that can share his pictures around? Or report him? I can't because I'm not American.

If you can, respond to my post.

May 23, 2018
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Clinton Marvel aka Crawford Joshua
by: Anonymous

He also goes by Crawford Joshua. He is as smooth as they come and has a Spanish accent. He Will send love poems and say you are his wife then ask for money for Melissa his daughter in boarding school.

Keep your money.

May 23, 2018
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Alfred Busta scammer
by: Anonymous

Busta is still at it. Now his crane is broken on the rig. Cried like a child on the phone. Sounds like a young kid.

BLOCK BLOCK.

Dont know what network he is using. Had his daughter text me. So sad.

May 23, 2018
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Abramo Nicosia
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of an Abramo Nicosia? Claims he has his own company--engineering services and procurement company. States he worked British Petroleum and Haliburton. Of course he's a widow with a 16 yr old daughter.

With all the scammers just thought I'd ask. I trust NO ONE!!!

Thanks in advance

May 22, 2018
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Blake Roberts and Marvel Clinton
by: Anonymous

Marvel Clinton is a scum of the Earth and they made a movie of the Fire of the oil Rig that burned up in 2012 and men died and its sad this man would used this. If there is a fire they are evacuated and None Of These Men Are On A Rig In The Gulf. Call the company you will find out. They hear it all the time and say their employees have no time for such nonsense, they work hard many hours and eat and say goodnight to their family on the net if they can get on, NO PHONE CALLS off a Rig and then they go right to sleep. My cousin works on the Atlantis and he said heck no one has time for except, work, eating, cleaning up, sleep and start their day first thing in the morning again, he has never seen anyone talk about having someone on the net. They would not waste their time doing such a thing because most are married. Not widowed, not divorced, and not looking for someone. Be Careful out there. Your money is going to be gone and your heart broken. Been There! God Bless

May 22, 2018
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Scam Haters United
by: Anonymous

I recently connected and have become dear friends with a precious woman who was hurt by the same scammer that hurt me. Fortunately, this was my first scammer and as I read the posts here I am saddened and angry that these people hurt so many individuals. I wanted to share with everyone a group I located on FB who call themselves "Scam Haters United." You have to message them in order to join and be prepared, because they check you out thoroughly before accepting you into their inline community of fighters against scammers. I urge everyone to check them out on FB and join the fight to stop these evil individuals. We must band together and do something to end this madness. It is actually becoming therapy for me in my journey to recover and pick up the pieces my scammer left behind. I am finding that the sun is shining again, I can hear the birds singing and see that the skies are more blue as I come out of the pain my scammer caused and I allowed. We have a responsibility to the world once our eyes have been opened to a problem and we MUST be a part of the solution! I pray you will pick yourselves up by your bootstraps, determine to move forward and join the fight against the wrongs we are now personally aware of. I am sorry for the pain you have each suffered, truly I am! Let’s take our pain and use it as fuel to make the world a safer place for our friends, mothers, daughters, sisters, nieces.... every woman (every individual) deserves TRUE happiness, not false fantasies. Choose to fight for every woman today, right now! Blessings im abundance to each of you.

May 21, 2018
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Blake Roberts Zoosk
by: Abby

After just rescuing my 81 year old mother from one romance scam, I believe she's found another. Blake Roberts from Michigan that she met on Zoosk. I see, via a google search that people on this page are talking about him but I can't find the specific thread.

Could someone "in the know" please email me at abbymiller@aol.com ASAP?

THANKS

May 21, 2018
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Oil rigger
by: Anonymous

The woman who lost your husband three months ago, please don't listen to anything they tell you, his is not on a Rig, he is either in Nigeria or the UK and he probably never had a wife.

What I'm going to do is put out flyers with all the dating sites names and this website and maybe someone will start listening. Whatever country or state you are in we should all be doing this.

Let's take way there income as well as they don't give a damm about us.

May 21, 2018
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Marvel Clinton - West Africa
by: Anonymous

Oh what a smooth talker. He needed money for his daughter Melissa in boarding school in New York and now the oil rigg is on fire (well the picture of the fire dated 2012) and he needed money again. He got not a penny.

May 21, 2018
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Rob Schmit Oil and Gas Services/ C.E.O. of company
by: Anonymous

I've written before about this person. Rob Schmit. He's still out there scamming and asking women for money to complete his mission of repairing an oil pipe line off the coast of Spain. I've conversed with another lady that has encountered his lies, sweet talk, happy ever after story. He's getting his source of ladies from LINKEDIN. I'm asking women that were contacted by his connection with LINKEDIN to please write a letter of complaint to LINKEDIN explaining his scam.

I have done so, reported the email he sends out along with a photo. He should at least be removed from LINKEDIN so he cannot access women from that business source. This is one way to shut him down.

Please do this so others will not be bothered.

Thank you.

May 21, 2018
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Building engineer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this one, very smooth, won’t ask for money right away, but has asked me to get a credit card to get him hone from the UK, London. Says he lives in Nevada. Wants me to pay his taxes on a check he received from building a house for a client in London. He’s now living with his travel agent and family after I paid for his hotel bill of $1500.

He says he is 48 years old, lost his wife and baby at childbirth. His name is Donald Hedlund. He Will fall in love with you easily. Says age does not matter as I told him I am 65 years old.
He loves sexting.

Beware

May 21, 2018
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Derrick Williams/Mason Brooks ETC.
by: Sarah

It is difficult to say if any of us have been in contact with these two as they change their names to suit the situation.

Words with Friends is a popular place for these freaks to find women. They request as many games as they can possibly get to find that middle aged woman to "chat" with. Then hangouts is their next method of communications for most of then.

How many do you think there are? Because to read the stories, you would think it is only one guy using different identities but the same freaking story.

Short of alerting every woman on the planet, I sure do not know of a way to shut them down.

They are beyond disgusting. However, they would not be successful at what they do because so many are willing to engage them and send them money.

And we all want to find a common thread to see if we were scammed by the same one.

I think that a lot of us have been but very difficult to prove.

Any suggestions?

May 20, 2018
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Goes by Mason Brooks and connects with people via Words With Friends. Had a wife who died of cancer, works in the Gulf on an oil rig, wanted to use Hangouts to chat and video call. Very vague about his life but professes love after a few days of chatting.

Denied everything when I called him out but fits the profile to a tee. Photoshopped his face on a pic of a guy on a rig, exact same pic, just his face.

Stay away from him.

May 20, 2018
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Marine engineer
by: Anonymous

Anybody know Derrick Williams as he was my scammer and I talked to him for about a month, then it finally came out before that the conversation was great first but he had asked me for two iTune cards for $50 and I told him no, so we never mentioned that again.

We just had conversations on Hangouts web page and Gmail. He never asked me for another thing after that until the end then he used his daughter supposedly 17 years old in boarding school to tell me that I was his only hope for them to mail his salary to me which was $250,000.

He was supposed to mail it in a box in cash and anybody with a brain would know that that was so wrong on every level so I did a facial recognition on his picture, and believe me the picture was very handsome.

This poor man was used over 50 times right across his picture is got scammer written all over all of the pictures and I had a lot of them myself, so I too had fun. I knew for a long time that he was not who he said he was but I can see how easily it is to fall for what they look like and the things they say but once you know, all of that went away.

Now I am curious to know if anybody else knew Derrick Williams

May 20, 2018
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Oil rigger
by: Anonymous

I am talking to someone now who I friended on Facebook. Everything was good for a while but then the Love Stuff started and I told him I wasn't interested in that as I had just lost my husband 3 months ago but we had a nice conversation for a while and in the end the game came out he wants me to get a hold of his company to see if I can get him time off of work to fly down to Wisconsin to see me, and wants me to take a few personal days off of work.

I know that this is a scam but I just wasn't sure what was the benefits to it for him, from what I can read from the rest of the post it must be the money for the airline ticket where he never shows up.

I will block him now.

May 20, 2018
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He Struck Again!!!
by: Anonymous

Well, I got an invite to be a friend with this man on Facebook. I thought okay I will try this. Well, he said that he was looking for someone and I told him I would help find this person for him. He said that he was on an rig in the middle of the Beaufort Sea. He said first that he was 64 almost 65, widowed (wife died in a car accident in 2014) and had a daughter Lisa, age 16 almost 17, that was schooled in London.

I told him I was old enough to be his mother and he said that age didn't count when it came to love. I thought oh my gosh. What did I start. He said that a friend of his set up his account on Facebook. I looked at his age and it said that he was born in 1987. He said that he was born in Clearwater, Florida and now lived in Jacksonville, Florida. Said that he had a four room condo with a swimming pool

I stopped messaging him on Facebook for awhile and he kept after me. On the next email he said that he was 55. He was a very smooth talker and took a long time answering my questions.
On the Facebook page it states he works for Cairns Energy. I checked all the births in Clearwater and around the surrounding areas and found no birth. I told him this and he has since stopped emailing me. He has also taken off the birthdate. Changed where he went to school.

If you want to see a fake picture of this person, go on Facebook and type in Nelson Anthony in Jacksonville, Florida.

May 20, 2018
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Watch out!
by: Anonymous

Marcus Antonio.

Antonio Giovanni.

Donald Antonio Giovanni

Antonnio Guavanni

antonnioguarvanni45@gmail.com on hangouts

These blokes or this bloke will take you for a ride. All he wants are your funds.

Be smart. Block and delete.

May 20, 2018
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Questtion
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer. Do not give him money. I have had so many of them today try. I am on to them all.

May 19, 2018
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Oil rig scammers
by: Anonymous

Had one myself who was very abusive and angry if he can't get what he asked for. I ask questions but then he switches off with no answer but comes back later with same stuff.

They are all liars

May 19, 2018
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Flight ticket
by: Anonymous

To the person who asked about sending money for a plane ticket. Don’t do it!!! Block them @ delete your email.

They’re scammers.

May 19, 2018
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by: ticked off

To the woman who posted about the airline ticket, I paid for my scammer to come plenty of times and he never came and one time I paid for a ticket for him to come and he went to see another woman. I think this man just wants money from you and I am sorry but he probably will never show because something will come up. He told you that he will pay you back well and I think a lot of us have heard that before.

Best thing to do is just dump him and move on before you end up losing alot of money that you will never see again.

May 19, 2018
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Marcus Antonio
by: Anonymous

Was contacted out of the blue by a man calling himself Marcus Antonio, full on from the start was madly in love with me, life story very similar, and so far has not asked for money. Have been suspicious of his continuous Hangouts entries.

Thank goodness that I have found this page.

May 19, 2018
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Reply to anonymous "Question"
by: Candace

They ask for money for a plane ticket because they make you want to help them so much and they make you want to meet them so badly. Believe me when you send money for them to get the ticket they will never be able to leave.

Mine came up with the excuse that he got the ticket with the money and then when he went to get the helicopter (which I also had to send money for) they told him he could not leave and put him on house arrest because he was trying to leave and let "his mess" for them to pick up the pieces.

ALL LIES!

They are not ever going to come see you, just keep making up reasons and excuses until they drain your funds!

Truth I have lived it! Block them, report them and move on!

May 19, 2018
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