Online dating scam

by Marilyn
(San Francisco, CA)

Was contacted through Match by a man stating his name was James Stevenson. He did not mention his company initially but there was a website set up under JS Urban Engineering Company in Dallas Texas.

He said he had moved to San Francisco area but had been in Dallas for a few months completing a fabrication project for Dragon Oil PLC in Dubai. He said he was a engineer, his wife had a drinking problem and died of liver failure and he had one son in college in Houston, Texas.

Things went along and then there was an accident with the equipment and the company was going to cancel his contract (he sent a copy of the letter from Dragon Oil). Then he started asking for funds. Unfortunately, I provided them. It was the first time I had ever been on a dating site and was very naïve.

Additionally, he may say that his father was in the navy and died while he was young and that his mom and sister live in the UK. All evidence I asked for, he was able to provide -- copies of wire receipts, copies of bank statement, etc. He was really very good. We were supposed to meet in Dallas.

He did not show up and then sent a text telling me he was sorry but that everything had been untrue...

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Jan 26, 2018
James Stevenson POF
by: Australian

Hi. I was shocked to see the story on James Stevenson advising he had a contract job go wrong and needed money. I was very naïve and foolish and did send money as I believed the story.

Dragon Oil products was an existing company and James Stevenson had a profile on a website JS Urban Engineering. He sent photos, copies of company letters and cheques and a passport. ALL Fake.

I have been devastated by this person as I did not have money and took out a credit card debt for him which was to be repaid in a week. THe only money I had I sent and now I have nothing but a massive debt to pay.

He took advantage of me as I was very sick in hospital and being Christmas I felt bad for him.
I now need the money for my treatment but of course he is not going to repay me.

I have notified Banks, Company etc in the hope to save someone else falling into the prey of this calculating person. I feel sorry for the profile he has stolen.

Please report any information you may have to authorities to help stop him.

I am from Australia and he was on Plenty of Fish dating website.

Jul 28, 2017
James Stevenson
by: Anonymous

Do you exercise regularly?
you considerate and thoughtful of others?
How often do you lose your temper?
What do you do when you're alone?
When you go anywhere are you usually on time?
How often do you like to go out?

When dining out what food do you enjoy?
How much do you enjoy a walk on the beach?
How much do you like reading?
Do you enjoy going to the movies?
Which sports do you most enjoy watching?
What car do you Drive?
What type of music do you prefer

Jul 26, 2017
James Stevenson
by: Anonymous

Always provide a picture. This guy's make up printed copies of letters that show real companies that exist. However call the company and see if they work their as usually they do not.

First rule never ever send money. You could also end up in a money laundering scam. DO Not ever send money as these guys do not love you only want your money.

Date guys close to where you live. I have heard a lot of stories but I will not send 💰 Also if they have such good jobs why do they need your funds.

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