Oil rig scammers

by Joy

I have been scammed twice by men who supposedly worked on oil rigs. Surely there are some honest ones out there, but these two just wanted to get my heart, then my money! The first one, MIchael James was from California and I did send him $245 worth of ITune cards for his sick daughter, Rose, who, according to him, recently died then he asked me to contribute what I could towards a 45,000 $ funeral for her!

Then when I said no way, he got nasty with me and that was the end of him!

The second one gave me all the love texts, etc, some sexting, which, I have to admit I enjoyed, but his back story was, he was going to retire and come live with me but was stuck on a rig in the gulf due to the hurricanes. HE wanted me to contribute to a helicopter to get him and his crew off the rig.

When that didn't work, he wanted me to accept his pay as a wire transfer at my bank and I almost did it, he was that believable, but when he began telling me how stupid I was for not following his directions, I had had enough and told him to get lost!

His name, so he said, was William Cam'ron and I have a social security number for him that I saved, not knowing how to verify it. The name of the bank supposedly holding his money is Hanson Financial Services Limited out of the UK. He never would tell me the name of the rig he was on, and when I suggested he try to get credit in his name to finance a helicopter himself, he never replied.

I was smitten, but not so stupid that I fell for his tactics of trying to get me to finance anything.

Please, don't fall for these guys!

They can talk love til the cows come home, but all they want is your money! Micheal James found me through Facebook, and Wm Cam"ron met on POF, a dating site. I contacted POF yesterday to remove him due to him being a scammer.

Again, they give the honest oil rig men a bad name!

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Nov 26, 2018
David Nowak
by: Anonymous

I met a man online who said he was David Nowak. We have been chatting for months now. He told me he caught his wife cheating on him with his best friend. Says he is a Independent Oil Contractor with 33 men on his team. Supposedly he has this big contract and he is working off the coast of Hill Island in Ontario Canada. The rig broke and he needed parts to fix the rig and money to install new software so of course I sent lots of money.

He said he has a 13 year old Daughter named Lisa in a boarding school in Missouri. I have pictures of him and his passport and he has a profile on LinkedIn. I have asked him to prove himself to me but I keep getting excuses.

Aug 28, 2018
Same scenario
by: Anonymous

I met someone through Words With Friends. His picture on the posting was with his mother. He is a handsome man. We went off site and sent pictures. He actually sent one of him on a rig. He asked for me to send itune cards. I did.

He kept asking for more. He needed them on the rig and would reimburse me when his contract was up in October. He also invited me to go on the rig and I did what was necessary to get a security clearance. I made plane reservations to go to Houston & the night before I was to leave I got a call, he told me not to come. PMT's came on board & his well was not pumping & his license was pulled, he was put on another rig & I could not come.

I sent his money to get his license back and more money for other things.

He eventually cleaned out my savings

Aug 04, 2018
Oil Rigger
by: Anonymous

Stephan Michael Hunter says Polish America. Plenty of fish profile as only child. I asked for family and he gave me the number for his Brother. Good thing was he was at Sea during 2017 hurricane in Texas gulf. Workers in Jail, then workers hurt during hurricane, then his oil rig engineer contractor machinery went down.

Workers son visited Nigeria on vacation but didn't have money to eat, then lied and money stole so needed more. So much more. Delayed at Sea to finish the job. Begged for funds to leave Nov.22 17, and used a visa he send a copy of the Flight. Suddenly he must go to the UK to sign a contract to get paid. On way to the airport there was an accident. On Thanksgiving Day got a text from his phone 7074748386 with a 234 in front of the number and I looked it up and its an international code and it's a Nigerian Mobile but it's a landline California number.

A Dr. Says my number was the only one on his phone Hummm! He was brought into hospital unconscious and needed surgery. I requested pics from the doctor but he was very arrogant. The dr. Discharged him 12-17-17 and today is 8-18 and he is still in hospital.

My Savings gone.

Ladies he is a real romantic music user. So not much info did he give me. Says he wants out of hospital and my holiday ruined in 2017. No funds. I'm not sending any again. He asked for ITunes and would want 2. He says His phone service will be Disconnected.

Beware. He is smoothe. Wish we could add pics.
He has 3 pics of me and each pic has been used - one on 96 sites, the other 101 sites and a pic no one has is on 125 social sites.

His lost wife says she was on 7. I sent a pic to see and now on 96 sites. I got also a text from 900080004222 which was his lost wives number. I believe he has many numbers doing what he does. Why would I hear from his wife. Ladies he wants a God fearing Woman.

Well he has heard in Abundance about what God says he is doing. Give Romans 13:4 If Ye Do Evil Be Afraid.

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Nov 09, 2017
Adams Davis/Smith
by: Anonymous

This guy contacted me through Words with Friends then he asked to talk to me through the what's up app then changed it to the hangouts app. He supposedly works in Turkey on an oil rig. Of course he is a widow with a 15 year old son in boarding school or with a nanny -- he changed his story.

Of course he loved me right away. I haven't believed one word he said. So idiotic. Today he asked for guess what ?? Money of course close to $10,000.

Crazy I won't give him one red cent.

Sep 15, 2017
Michael James
by: Anonymous

Michael James tried to scam me, too! He said he was from Corona, CA, but originally from Oslo, Belgium (This was the first red flag - Oslo is in Norway!) He lost his wife in childbirth of their 2nd daughter (yeah, right!)

We met on Words with Friends. He finally quit writing me since I declined all his attempts to start a new game with him. He asked for ITunes cards and for me to accept money on his behalf - I didn't give him anything!

He later told me his real name was Brian Smith - Smith? Really? Whatever!

Run ladies!

Sep 15, 2017
by: Helen

You would not believe how many scammers that I have been talking to. They really think that they got me but they don't. I just let them talk and say what they want to say until I find something that isn't right with them which is practically everything.

I just let them go on and on and on and on and I would not give a man my money for anything in the world. I work two jobs and I'm not giving my money to them. I do not care what they say about how beautiful I am I know I am so I don't need anyone else to tell me that I am.

Everyone please be careful out there and don't give anyone your heart or your hard earned money.

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