Oil Rig Romance Scam.

by Joan
(Spain)

I have been in a relationship with an oil rig engineer? for the past three years. He said he loved me so much, with all his heart and soul and I loved him the same. He has an eight year old daughter in boarding school in the US. She and I emailed each other and she even called me mum.


His name is Alex Grisel James and his daughters name is Leonora.

He asked me to help him with money. He had to pay for an exit permit to leave the rig. I sent him some little bits of money, but he wanted more and more. He started to plan our future. We were going to get married and live happy ever after.

I am in my mid 70's and he is not yet sixty. He would look after me. Take care of me. He asked me for another 400 euros, even after I told him I had no money at all. He wanted me to borrow it from some of my friends or even try and get it from the bank.

Next he asked me to open a new bank account so he could send me money. Bit silly when he is asking me to send him money. He was to be with me for Christmas, but didn't turn up.

I have a few days ago, sent him a message saying it is all over between us. It is breaking my heart, but I had to do it.

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Feb 07, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

You did the right thing. He's a scammer! He will keep trying to contact you. BLOCK!!!! It will hurt like crazy, however you will heal. You are not the first or will you be the last. Several sites on the internet help people to report your scammer. If more people did this it would help to connect the dots for the authorities to go after these criminals.

Feb 07, 2019
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Joan
by: Anonymous

Well done! Its not easy Joan but stay strong!

Feb 07, 2019
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To: Joan in Spain
by: Anonymous

My heart goes out to you. I blocked an "oil rig engineer" about a week a week ago. Your story sounds exactly like mine. I am still getting over it.

I blocked him one day before I was going to send money. My prayers go out to you.

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