Oil rig scammers

by Joy
(USA)

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 24, 2020
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Additional to Robert Brown
by: Anonymous

He is definitely a scammer as he tried to get me to send bitcoins in a rush. I refused. He then went on to ask for my phone number so we could talk. Then asked for address so he could send me a gift as he loved me so much.

He is now blocked on WWF. Beware of this guy as I assume he is African as he kept asking had I eaten and called me dear all the time and the grammar not quite correct.

Nov 20, 2020
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Robert Brown
by: Anonymous

Has anyone met this guy who I chat to on WWF. His profile pic is a black puppy. He is a sea captain on cargo ships and says he lives in Atlanta Georgia. He professes never ending love after only playing him for 3 weeks.

I am a bit unsure .

Nov 20, 2020
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Help
by: Anonymous

Anyone ever talked with Anthony Brawley, Jr

Nov 18, 2020
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Scammer found
by: Anonymous

An update on so called Mason Spielberg who really is an African called Kingsley Kendo. He has scammed me at least 4 times but someone who is a computer wizard found out for me. He is on facebook and he sickens me

Nov 18, 2020
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Scammer found
by: Anonymous

An update on so called Mason Spielberg who really is an African called Kingsley Kendo. He has scammed me at least 4 times but someone who is a computer wizard found out for me. He is on facebook and he sickens me

Nov 09, 2020
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Michael Williams
by: Anonymous

Oil rig in Norway widower with a daughter lives in California daughters being taken care of by a nanny wants to retire after this contract to be with his daughter since he just lost his wife 2yrs ago in a car accident and needs to set up enough for a life for them and wants to finish out this one and be with her he promised her wants to find a good woman to have a family again i remind him of his wife
Im from a small town been with my husband since i was 16 just freshly separated for four years just got devorse papers to file new to this dating thing HELP but friended him on facebook by accident then by his request started chatting google hangout has sent my pictures of him and his daughter sent a photo of his oil rig has explained in great detail his job his the person in charge
Did say calls are hard but he has called has offered to facetime and said he would have his daughter send more photos for him from his computer from home explained the time difference his details are soooooo amazing HES REALLY GOOD so how many names and how many different pictures do you suppose he uses of people to all these women out there HOW CRUEL!!!
So he did ask for itune card to help him get his documents to help him put in for his retirement and his documents are in his iCloud and need this itune card???? Calls me my dear has told me he cares for me very quickly i have not sent him anything or returned any romantic emotional connection i have said friendship and that i want to get to know him.

Michael Williams he's 58 daughter is 15 Amanda they live in LA is a Widower lost wife 2 years ago has a family home in California works on oil rigs has for 27 years presently in Norway
anyone else heard of this name/story

Nov 04, 2020
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Scammer for. US
by: Anonymous

Better off safe than sorry. I am fearing I have been scammed by not this man but from another. Glad you had better sense than I did!

Nov 04, 2020
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LiJie Hong
by: Anonymous

I met this guy that claims he is 50 years old and from Beijin, China moved to America a year ago and lives in Maryland. His wife and daughter past away from a car accident 4 years ago.
He is currently working in Turkey, contractor for a marine engineering. He will not be back until December.
His name is LiJie Hong and has a 9 year old son LiWei (that goes to boarding school) He seems very nice so far, says the right things to me and good looking. He has not asked for anything from me yet because I told him I am skeptical due to other scams attempted on me.
If anyone has heard of him, please let me know

Oct 27, 2020
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WWF requests
by: Anonymous

I play this game regularly and have a handful of players including family members but this past 3 days I have been swamped with game requests. At least 15, all male. I played a couple but once they started to chat I muted chat and eventually they disappeared. I even had one from a Jose Harry which I declined and within seconds I had one from Harry Jose, what's all that about. They're obviously scammers as not one female amongst them. Worrying as I don't know why this is happening.

Oct 06, 2020
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Barry Patterson
by: Anonymous

I would love to see a picture of Barry Patterson

Sep 30, 2020
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Dave Alexander
by: Anonymous

Now he's using Dave Alexander. I too was gullible and lost over 10K. I hope God will convict him with spiritual sorrow that leads to repentance. He said he had no family and sold his house and car to get a contract which ends in November. His safety gear was old and a younger guy under him was hurt for that reason. I should have followed my intuition. FYI-You/I may be able to claim theft on taxes.

Sep 27, 2020
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Beware BARRY PETERSON FROM TEXAS
by: Anonymous

Ive had a scammer chatting to me since January and he has a 15yr old son in boarding school. He caught his wife cheating several times with different men . He was an only child and both parents dead, and he worked on a rig.

He asked me for money 4 separate times and he had a dog called tiffany and a cat called pluffy. His machine broke down and he needed money to buy the part he needed to get the job done so the 1st amount was for $3000.

He gave me bank details where to send the money so I went to the bank and withdrew the money and when I gave my bank his bank details to send it to they told me it was a scam. I told my bank I already knew this and all I wanted was a receipt for the amount to prove I had tried to send it.

All the time i was in the bank he was texting me, and I told him it didnt go through to that account so he quickly gave me another account and when I said my bank were asking me questions he told me to get out of there!!

But I knew he would come back with a lower figure which he did as his friend could give him half so he wanted me to give him $1500 but I said no as I didn't have any money as it was my daughters wedding fund I had used the last time. He was very upset telling me he couldnt handle stress as it made him ill, so we were texting for months day & night, and he would send me love poems and songs to listen to and telling me how much he loved me and he wanted to come live with me and he wanted to marry me.

His son couldn't wait to meet me, then he asked me for money for his son Michael as he needed $1000 as he had ran out of money and because he was stuck on the rig for longer than his contract due to the ciovid-19 he couldn't get money to his son. I told him we were in lockdown and our banks were closed so he asked if I had online banking. I asked him the same question and that upset him.

I told him I didn't have online banking so he asked about PayPal. He had an answer for everything, and the final amount came 2 weeks ago, when he told me he had good news, he was finally getting off the rig as there was a crisis flight to the UK and he couldn't wait to be with me.

I asked why he wasnt going home to see his son first, he said his son was very happy that he was coming to see me, but there was a problem as he had to pay for the flight right away but he wouldn't get paid until he signed off on his contract so he needed $3000 to pay for the flight first and could I pay and he would give it back to me as soon as he got here.

Needless to say I told him no, and he started saying that it was important for our future and when he got paid he could retire on the money etc etc. I said no several times and he then told me he didn't want a relationship with someone that didn't respect him or support him.

I then told him I couldn't be in a relationship with someone who was costing me a small fortune. He is still in hangouts probably chatting other women out of their life savings telling them about the amazing life they would have in Texas.

LADIES NEVER GIVE YOUR MONEY TO A MAN YOU MEET ONLINE!!!!!!! as they are lying to you to take all your savings and tell you sob stories. I HAVE PHOTOS OF THIS MAN AS HE MADE A VIDEO CALL WHERE I COULD SEE HIM CLEARLY and his mum came from ceskebudejovice czech republic, and his wifes name ís Amelia and his mothers name is Theresa. He claims to live in Austin Texas

Sep 19, 2020
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Watch for this Latino guy.
by: Anonymous

He’s name is Mike Donavan, 60 years old, daughter Emilia just turned 18 and in last year at school, they live in Florida, he is a Engineer on a Oil Rig in Texas in the sea somewhere.

Parents both dead, wife gambled and played up with he’s best friend supposedly. Wanting money for phone credit thru iTunes card. Met me on FB then asked me to join Hangouts and after I did he deleted his FB and Messenger accounts.

Tried getting me to buy Bitcoins, but I had never heard of it. I had sent a few iTunes cards to him, and said he had 2 million once he finished his Contract. He finished on the 28th September 2020, but the Company had to finalize everything which held his payments up. When I refused to send anymore and started questioning he blocked me as did his daughter.

I tried texting but the only answer that comes back is Stop Scamming me. I told him I was getting him investigated

Sep 13, 2020
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Oliver Benjamin
by: Anonymous

Ladies, please beware of Oliver Benjamin! He has a LinkedIn profile, impersonating as an oil rig engineer working for Payet Engineering. He claims he is offshore in Germany. He’s an orphan from the UK and has a 9 year old daughter at a boarding school there. He is using pictures of a real person, Steve G. Jones, a hypnotherapist based in Savannah, GA. Unfortunately, Mr. Jones’ pictures have been used by several scammers.

After 3 weeks of romancing me via Hangouts, I wanted to end the relationship because he wanted me to send him $300 Amazon gift card to update his computer so we can do a video chat. I blocked him on Hangouts. Unfortunately, he still had my email address and threatened to release nude pictures of me to friends and family. I panicked and ended up sending a gift card to him. However, he continued to demand more money. I finally came to my senses and determined he is never going to stop harassing me. So I blocked him from my email. I have not heard from him since.

I took a screenshot of our conversation from Hangouts when he was sextorting me and asking for more money. I even kept the Amazon email confirming the gift card was sent to him. Should I report him to the FTC or other government organizations? Should I also contact Amazon that I was scammed?

I have blocked him in LinkedIn and indicated he is impersonating someone else. I even sent the real person, Mr. Jones, a message via LinkedIn but he never responded to me. I’m sure he is fully aware of these scammers are using his images.

Ladies and gentlemen, please do not send any pictures, especially nudes, to anyone. And if they tell you they love you after only a few days, don’t believe it. They just want your money.

Sep 12, 2020
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On Oil Rig off of Norwegian Coast
by: Anonymous

Hi, Fascinating (and terrifying) tales! Anyone acquainted with Richard Moore, safety engineer on oil rig off of Norway? Originally, he's from Dallas. Widowed with daughter who lives with nanny.

Incredibly, after a very short period of time,(and incredulously!), so, he's in love and knows I'd be a wonderful mother to his daughter. Wants to communicate via Hangouts. Sounds eerily similar to some of these other accounts.

Thank you for the great service you are providing.

Sep 04, 2020
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Still doubtful
by: Anonymous

Been talking on hangouts with a guy called Mason Spielberg. Met on WWF but progressed to hangouts. Found out he was using false I.d. twice but insists he is really who the photo is (sent by my request). Still not sure of him as he has requested money for food and personal things.

Has a daughter Anna stuck at home from college due to Corona. I have asked for positive proof he is who he says he is. He is still professing his love. Been chatting for 6 months now.

Anyone else heard of him. Scruffy looking wears glasses and has a rash and a tiny beard.

Sep 04, 2020
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Jones Wiilliams
by: Anonymous

Oil Rig in Gulf of Mexico. Jones Williams but from LA California his phone says. Needed 6k to fix a machine on oil rig. Part to made and shipped from Ohio to Gulf of Mexico where there is a hurricane.

All rigs been evacuated. Found me on Scrabble go. Wife died of Cancer and daughter in Ohio with a friend. Very charming and sounds sweet and pushes you for google cards then money to fix the rig. Wants to be with you and come home to you in the first couple o weeks.

Then gets you to go to hangout and text, no video allowed or facetime. Will call sporadically.

Be careful real charmer. Once you are on to him he continues to claim you have trust issues.

Sep 03, 2020
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Possible oil rig scammets
by: Anonymous

After reading how ladies have fallen to fast talking romantic men by chatting first on Words With Friends then on hangouts, red flags continuously appear because of vague information these scammers provide. They are very good at the con game wooing you over.

Does anyone out there ever hear from any of these men: WILLIAM JAMES ..Santa Monica, Ca
BEN HEALY...Lol Angeles,Ca..goes by Big Ben..rig in Oslo,Norway
MARCUS WHITE..Houston,Tx...rig.in Dubai
HUB MANTANI (Hub Mantanilynn)..born Denmark, raised in Louisiana, moved to Florida 2005..lol rig Norway

Philip Vance..New York..Bulgarian

Sep 01, 2020
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Moses Ben
by: Anonymous

Please beware of this man. He will try and get your money by saying that his son needs food etc. Thank you to for everyone being brave enough to post on here, it helped me to identify this man's behaviour.

Aug 29, 2020
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James archer
by: Anonymous

Met on words of friends, than the hangout and a voip phone number from Massachusetts. I did my homework on this man Did his address in Cleverland, Ohio. There was a James archer at this address. He send me stuff and a ring to ask me to marry him. I check his pictures, and it of a very wealth man in Texas. He said to me I can explain when I come. He even had her daughter start emailing me and said she in brooding school. The funny part is I enjoy talking to him. He said he was an engineer, and was leaving for a oil rig job. Then months later talking to him, he wanted steams cards, money and now he is collecting a stock bond, that he show me to send to a lawyer in Dubai. I told him the lawyer is a scammer. Now, he said to get his money, he wanted me to paid his attorney fee and it would go into my account, we would also paid his workers to get them in the choppers to go home to their families. Than , he would come to me. Because the check he was getting from the contract, they were giving him a hard time, that he was going to come here, the check with them and sue them for his time. I am a very intelligent woman to fall for this, I should have known. But, his email, the hangout, and his phone number. It's hard to believe he is a scammer. Goes by Jame Archer, a British accent, the phone number was from Massachusetts, it's hard to believe he not real. I checked everything. Always try to scam pictures to reviled who they our. So, much time lost

Jul 25, 2020
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Parson Williams engineer
by: Anonymous

Goes by Parson Williams and says he is an oil rig supervisor or so he says. Has given me pictures and video of an accident on an oil rig. Due to an accident yesterday saying lost equipment and one dead was a bunch of bull after researching.

Says he needs 20,000 to help with the rest of 40, 000. He says he is 6'5 and lives in Arizona. After researching there is no such person. He says he is 53. Looking for a wife and a family.

BEWARE.

Jul 20, 2020
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James Alderico Dolphin oil rig
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this man, 65, grey hair, picture used has bright blue Sneakers 👟 on black jeans and dark patterned shirt, quite attractive. From Madgeburg Germany 🇩🇪 lived in Baton Rouge LA, has license he shared that looked valid, oak Grove LA address of home he supposedly bought in 2017. Said he had a Heavy German accent but called me and was ASIAN 😳 then I knew it was all lies.

Oh wife and daughter died in car accident and he was alone in this world 🌎

All lies

Apr 19, 2020
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James Armando Carrillo.
by: Anonymous

James Armando Carrillo. Said he is on an oil rig and is a widow, has a six year old daughter, is extremely handsome. Salt and pepper hair, goatee and DM me on Instagram then immediately wanted to talk on google chats.
Wants to marry me. Sent a screenshot of the $1.2 million dollar payment he received for his project on an oil rig in the gulf shores of Mexico.

Feb 29, 2020
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Nigerian Background
by: Anonymous

Go to youtube and watch THE INVISIBLE MAN.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW CORRUPT SCAMMERS ARE
ONE LADIES STORY.

Feb 18, 2020
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Mason Spielberg
by: Anonymous

Anyone been scammed by Mason Spielberg on WWF, 45 ish, good looking , grey hair and dimples

Jan 10, 2020
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Eric Hayes
by: Anonymous

I have been messaging with this man for two months that I accidentally met on instagram. Also working on an oil rig for Exxonmobil poor thing has been on the rig for months waiting on his contracts to change. Has known exactly what to say and when to say it. Just glad I have constantly listened to my gut and discovered this website.

Thank you.

Jan 09, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

As many of you have stated WWF have a lot of requests to play then they want to talk. I know they are scammers so I like to have fun with it. I show my husband what they say and he just laughs. After a few conversations, they want to talk on Hang outs or WhatsApp.

I actually created a fake account to talk with them. So far I have had 3 marriage proposals and I should leave my husband because he doesn't know what he has, after one to two weeks of talking with them. I've heard an agent got into an accident and they need some kind of cards to keep taking with people, and want me to get them. I say no of course.

The other was I need to send a family member money but I am having issues with my bank and they don't do mobile banking. What bank doesn't do this!?? I told one of them I have no CC and he wanted my info to see if I can qualify for one.

Uh no.. I say have fun talking with them. Make them think you are interested then just block them. Good luck people.

Dec 20, 2019
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Oil rig Scammer.
by: Anonymous

Met Sonny Thomas on wwf site was chatting for months, got talking with him on hangouts. Then came the scam that he wanted a vacation to be with me off oil rig. This cost and like a fool I paid, thinking I was going to have a new life in America, he so sucked me in.

Also goes by the name Thomas Fulkerson has an E-mail that is bruv7th@gmail.com. Pretends to have a son called Liam. A widower also, or supposed to be. Still on words with friends.

Avoid this man like the plague. Awful person, who loves playing mind games, and makes you feel guilty for not helping him! Vilest person I have come across in my life. I have reported to fraud sites etc. Just be aware, he is middle aged great hair, and his profile pic on words with friends he looks like he is at a funfair, has a yellow t-shirt on and holding a plastic beaker.

Dec 02, 2019
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LinkedIn
by: Anonymous

A man reached out to me via LinkedIn, stating he was an oil rig engineer for Exxon working on a contract job in Milan Italy. Name he gave was David Malcom. Sent pics of himself and young daughter he claimed to have. I told him that I had already been victim of a romance scam then he blocked me and removed his LinkedIn profile.

Aug 24, 2019
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NEW SCAM
by: Anonymous

BEWARE

GOOGLE VOICE SCAMMERS

READ ABOUT IT

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Aug 23, 2019
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John Seth Hlavin
by: Anonymous

johnhlavin608@gmail.com

John Seth Hlavin Avoid At All Costs Ladies.
Scammer from Nigeria didn't cover his tracks on Face book. I caught him out by playing along with His Demands and when I told him that he had been Rumbled he got really Aggressive and said I loved Money more than Him? his Daughter Andrea in Boarding School in FL kept texting me to add pressure but Blocked.

Even said he Drowned off the Rig but Saved? Required Money to get off the Rig as been on there 29 months without a break. REALLY. Getting bored with his lies so now blocked everything. Glad I played along with him to see how far he would stoop. Could not remember what Sea his Rig was on. Got that Wrong as well LOL

Aug 15, 2019
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Lukas Gustaf big scam
by: Anonymous

Lukas Gustaf is a civil engineer. He contacted me and when he was ready to meet me but suddenly he has to fly to Moscow to install the drill and they have an accident and lost all the equipment. He met me trough Zoosk.

The same long email telling me where I want to spend the honey moon and please don’t tell nobody about our relationship cause he didn’t want nobody to ruin the love story.

Aug 06, 2019
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Why Hangouts
by: Anonymous

Why are they always using Hangouts? Is Google enabling these scammers? It's really getting old and I suspect every one of them that request to play a WWF game with me. A Richard Wilson has been working his magic on me for a month. He knows I suspect him and I have let him think he's won my heart. I know I'm just a bad as they are, but I want to convince them to stop. I have become real friends with one who shared his real name and location with me. If you have contact with Richard Wilson please let me know....I would like to compare stories. He's about to drop the 'I need money' bomb on me today.

Jul 16, 2019
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Davidson Leonardo
by: Anonymous

Ladies this guy is on Nigeria site here. Same name 2 pictures. Scam.

Jul 12, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Jack Sanders is quite a smooth texter. Morning noon and night beautiful pictures and undying love for me. He was able to get to my heart. But beware he will need your money in cards, stream cards or whatever his new one is. Oh yeah his crew was starving and they needed food. He also had a contract with Exxon and was to receive a bunch of money after this job was finished. All he wanted was a family and your money.

May 28, 2019
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Another idiot
by: Barbr

My lothario is Robertgarcia654 and his story is identical to all the others. His wife and daughter died, had a 9 year old son who celebrated his 13th birthday 3 months after we started talking on Words With Friends. He spoke very broken English even though he has been in the US since his dad died in Italy. Very eloquent writings, not so much speaking. Madly in love with me and when he gets his new contract he will have 50 million dollars and I am getting a Mercedes and a new home at the beach. Last week they had a fire on the rig and his hands were burned and he lost equipment that will cost $43,000 to replace and if I love him I will help pay for it. Before he had asked me to post my credit cards on line, sex photos, talk, beautiful music, flowers.

What an ass I was to believe anything !

Apr 09, 2019
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Oil rig widower
by: Anonymous

I play words with friends and occasionally will get requests for games from strangers. I accept and play. Not really interested in chatting, but I am not rude when people talk. I am happily married with a family so I have no interest in anything else and I put that out there if someone starts chatting. Anyway, this guy starts chatting me up and becomes a little aggressive but always kind, aggressive by asking "can I have your phone number I enjoy spending time with you, you are easy to talk to" "lets use hangouts I am hardly on word with words" to me that is aggressive since I only typed four incomplete sentences. LOL, anyway I told him no I don't give out my number. We are still chatting. If anything I am wasting his time so he does not scam someone else, best I can do since he most likely cannot be caught. Oh and he has a daughter in boarding school, lost his son and wife in an accident coming home from a pta meeting, he is from ac and is in a rig off the shore of Alabama. Tonight I think he was leading up to requesting money, dropped phone in the ocean ( but still wanted my number?), using a laptop, lost all contacts to his daughters teachers at her boarding school. Concerned about her safety etc. Before he could ask I told him to looked the school up on the internet and send them an email, I was going to sleep sleeping pills were kicking in and tol him to let me know how he makes out.

Sorry to anyone that was a victim to this.

Mar 24, 2019
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Larry Bendt
by: Anonymous

New fake website. http://www.lbtechglobal.com/community-environmental-stewardship/index.html

Mar 16, 2019
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Andres Erik
by: Anonymous

Another oil rig scammer. Story goes Engineer from Norway. Erik Steele is his company. 16 yr old son, Tyler. Widower. Late wife from Thailand. Tyler lives in Norway with grandma, June, but visits. Andres wants to buy a house in SF so Tyler can move here. I saw photos of "Tyler"

Andres has a dog named Molly. He was born 10/22/69. Lives at Portreo 1010 in SF: Had been talking with him a couple weeks then about the time we were to meet he had an interview for a contract with BP. Flew from SF to Texas with his team. Had meeting, waited hours to hear then low and behold they got the contract. We were to meet the next day but BP wanted an immediate site visit in Alaska.

Got to rig and they wanted them to start right away. He would be there two weeks. Cant call and text but no internet. Asked me to check emails for him. I saw a copy of a contract with his name from COSL a CHINA oil company. I composed emails for him from his text and inquired about costs for steel for the job. He asked me to purchase steel from his account (Entris Bank in his name) I set up his purchase. All seemed legit for weeks. I showed him a pic of my passport so he would know I would not steal from him!

When I asked for the same he told me the crews passports were locked up and he would need time. Needless to say, when I inquired, I got more excuses that didnt make sense. This guy is so good I am still wondering if he is legit. I dont know if I helped him buy steel or not but I never gave him money. Then I got locked out of account and he said he had a mandate on his account that required him to appear in person to correct any issues with his account so he would Need money. Not sure whats real but assuming hes a fake. I have photos of him but dont know how to post them. Tried to report to FBI online but the site gave me problems.

What do I do? So glad to find this forum. Im sick over this and feel crazy and stupid. I have online dated many years and never met a crook.

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Mar 04, 2019
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Scammer David Nowak
by: Anonymous

To the lady that wrote up the scam regarding David Nowak on Feb 7, 2019, I wrote up the Nov 26 write up regarding David Nowak, what you wrote up is exactly word for word what he told me and what he did to me, unfortunately I lost a lot of money, everything I had which was a lot.

I would do anything to catch this scumbag, I want him to pay for what he has done to me. I’m a single mother with a young daughter and he took everything from me. I’ve filed with the FBI but I have heard nothing back. We really need to do something somehow to stop this scammer, I would love to get in contact with you somehow.

Mar 03, 2019
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Oil Rigger Stephan Michael Hunter/ Larry
by: Anonymous

Stephan Michael Hunter after year out of
hospital now stuck in Manchester Uk. Staying with a Couple there. 707 474 8386. London number
+442033223578 is in isle of man. I played him
and found out he is a seller trader on PAXFUL.

BITCOINS AND HOW THEY USE ITUNES. THEY MAKE
GOOD MONEY...voip phone landline number and
Can't find info about him. I think he also
uses Larry. He is a crier.

Talked with his brother NOW HIS BROTHER SAYS
HE DIED SO ANOTHER EXCUSE NOT TO MEET. HE USES GOD AND HE IS A LIAR. STAY AWAY. BEWARE. ITUNES MAKE FOR GOOD MONEY IN NIGERIA.

Feb 07, 2019
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David Nowak is a SCAM! RUN!!
by: Anonymous

I also got involved with David Nowak, through Match.com. Very smooth and committed to making the hook and taking your money. He spent five weeks courting me before the attack. Texting morning, noon and night. He says he is Polish American, graduated from Texas A & M, his parents are deceased and he is all alone. He has an accent and hard to understand over the phone. He giggles. He will lose his phone multiple times during your courtship. He will write you long, loving emails and texts, professing his love and devotion and telling you that you are the best thing to ever come into his life. He won't say your name, will call you "Babe" and always say, "I love you more". He will ask you for your ring size and tell you that he has a surprise for you when he comes home. He will talk about wanting a beach wedding and going to Santorini Greece for a honeymoon. He will encourage you to start the wedding planning because when he gets home he doesn't want to spend one day apart. If, at any point, you doubt him, he will tell you that you've hurt him deeply and that he can't bear it...he can't be hurt yet again.
Same story...
Divorced 5 years after finding out his wife was having an affair with his "ex-best friend".
Lost his home in Houston to the hurricane last year and moved to Pennsylvania.
Is an Independent Petroleum Engineering contractor trying to start his own business.
Wants a "Queen" to love and who will be loyal only to him because he'd been hurt so badly.
Has a 13 y/o daughter, Lisa, in boarding school in Missouri, where his ex-wife lives. Lisa's birthday is March 24. His birthday is August 29. His mother's name is Rose and he will have a dream about her where she tells him that you are the one he is to spend his life with. OMG!
He has a friend, Frank Clifford (wife Sherri) who was in an automobile accident in New Jersey a few days after he arrives on the job and is now in a coma in perpetuity. Don't try researching any of this because you won't find it. You won't find much about him on-line either; he won't give you addresses and wants to keep your relationship a secret until he can tell Frank, his best friend about you because Frank also met his wife on Match.com four years ago and they have been happily married ever since. David will tell you that he went on Match at Frank's encouragement.
He is the General Contractor on his first major job on an oil rig in the Canadian Archipelago, Baffin Island, Terr. of Nunavit, Province of Ontario, with a team of 32 men and his assistant, Albert. He stands to earn $5+ Million for completion of the job plus a $2.4 Million bonus. He got the job because he bid the contract with a company in Houston. Of course he will never tell you the name of the company. First he supposedly spent two weeks in Houston and then, once he got awarded the job, he had to spend two weeks in Sonoma California to buy equipment before flying his team to the rig for what was to be a three week job. The job was for "Nitrogen lifting and flow of the oil wells and turn around maintenance and drilling, initiate production on a well following work over or overbalance completion." When he completes the job, he will get paid immediately and come home to your loving arms. Once he got there, the equipment failed because he bought old equipment due to costs and it won't work in the cold temperatures. (Oh, and he will tell you how cold he is all the time and he needs you to keep him warm and needs to come home-- and wants to spend days alone with just you--he wants to give you the world.) Back to the story: He flew in "experts" who said parts were needed.
That's when the first request for money came...he needed $50,000 to get parts--money to be sent to an account in Atlanta, then he needed multiple amounts (350-$500 each time) of itune cards to run all sorts of computer diagnostics on the equipment, then he needed itune cards to keep his team happy when they weren't working because they were all threatening to leave the job. Then, the big hit....the parts didn't work and the experts told him he needed another part that would have to come from Turkey. That part cost $140,000 and he didn't have any money because he'd spent it all on equipment and was leveraged to the max. It was the only way he could get the job done or he'd lose everything. He said he'd called all of his friends and was trying to round up money but he couldn't get enough. He also needed to return $30,000 to a friend who loaned him money because the friend's mother was ill and he needed the money to care for her right away.
I was stupid enough to believe this crap and gave him the money.....BUT.... luckily my financial advisor was all the wiser and questioned the transaction....it was deposited into a fraudulent Bank of America account for a Theresa Miles in Arizona. Both my financial institution and Bank of America worked together and froze the account in time. Phew! I was told that three other widows had deposited the same amount of money within days of my deposit. He will tell you that he will give you 10% of his company when he is paid.
Oh, and while all of this was going on, he also needed more supplies because the job was going on too long....he needed a $12,500 cashiers check mailed to a David Wariboko in Houston to have food supplies shipped to the rig.
And, yes I got caught up in the sexting too. Ladies, he is very smooth and will have you falling in love with him because he acts like a wounded little boy desperate for love. He has quite a sexual appetite. He will send you only a handful of pictures (sunglasses on his forehead, a blurry one with a longer beard and one with his dog, Ace) but will want many of you. He can't send any pictures from the job because they aren't allowed to have cameras due to security and radiation. He will love your smile and send you songs--he likes Westlife--very unusual music for a man in his 50's. It is all a con! Don't fall for it. Run as fast as you can! Look for someone to love that you can touch and see, not a figment of your imagination. Don't fall into the same trap I did and DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY!!

Jan 09, 2019
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Cagric Williams
by: Anonymous

This scammer is EXTREMELY dangerous. When I refused to send him $3000 this morning at 5:00 AM, he pulled up some compromising photos (I'm stupid I know but thought he was trustworthy and loved me!) and threatened to start sending them to everyone on my contact list. I immediately called the police, have deleted my facebook account, and changed by phone number.

If your scammer has sent you anything, they also have your home address. When I blocked his calls, I started getting calls from a foreign country. I found 2 other pictures of 2 different men on the same photos that he had sent me.

The photoshopping is well done. Ladies beware!!! These guys are extremely seductive and know all the things we want to hear.

I will share pictures if you want.

Nov 26, 2018
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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
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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
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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.

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

Nov 09, 2017
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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
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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
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Joy
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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