Stolen Image of Innocent Man Used by Nigerian Scammers
Stolen Image of an Innocent Man Used by Nigerian Scammers
Common Image of a Work Camp Used by Nigerian Scammers
Video Used by Nigerian Oil Rig Romance Scammers
Peter Wesley is on Scrabble GO and asks you to goto Hangouts. He is 60 years old, from Florida and currently working in Turkey on contract.
Him: Am from Florida but currently working in turkey due to contract I have there.
Me: What work do you do?
Him: I'm a drilling contractor and also a roughneck in the drilling field of occupation.
Edit: We are talking and he has the scripted questions. Images are exchanged and his return other profiles and names.
Him: I lost my wife 6 years ago, through a hepatic cancer operation.
Edit he tries for the religious angle but I am having no part of it. He is a regular church goer, tall at 6'1 and looking for love. He sends a 3 minute video of work on an oil rig. It appears to be of another man and the name is not Peter. Here is a link to a secure copy;
peterwesleyoilrigvideo.mp4 I've converted to jpeg so you can see as will not link from my own PC
To it's credit the video is good. They phish and ask the scripted questions while looking for love. He has hardly any friends, family or much going for him. After a few days he is cold, sick and not well. (He's playing for the sympathy of a lonely man)
Back to love and my alias is pushed on a relationship. I deflect and back to work, he sends the attached image of his work camp. Easily found with an image search and it is not in Turkey. We continue a light banter for a couple of days then the kid makes his move;
Him: How are you
Me: I'm well thanks and you?
Him: Not ok
Him: Just worried
Him: I need a gift card.
Him: I don't have access to gift cards here, so that is why I аm reaching you.
Me: Why not?
Him: Remember am in a camb
Him: That is why am asking you for help
Him: I am not asking for money - because he doesn't need money to fix the problem. (No. You want money)
Me: Can you buy them online?
Him: Please aid me with just $ 200 worth of gift card to fix this.
Him: You can buy it and send it for me.
Me:; Why can't you buy online? (That is a very fair question)
Him: I don't have access to gift card here that is why.
Him: Please help me
Edit: He wants a gift card. He is going to get one!
Me: Hello, sorry took longer than expected
Him: So when are you getting me the card He is no longer asking, he is telling
Me: Why do you need a card?
Him: I want to update some of my documents that are outdated
Him: Most especially the mapping of oil, resources area.
Him: Please if it not important I will not tell you ok.
Edit: He has no bank account, no cash and he is telling my alias to give him money
Him: When you buy the card, you will snap and send it
Me: Okay, what do you mean by snap?
Him: You will capture it
Him: On your phone camera and send it.
Edit: I'm going out and to the store to "buy" a $500 card
Me: Now I have this card, what do I do?
Him: You need to capture it and send it
Me: Okay hang on friend, you need to see the code right?
Me: Edit insert picture of a used $500 iTunes card I've downloaded from the web :)
Him: I really appreciate your help
Me: You're welcome
Edit: Well that was at 1:30 am Lagos time and it was a useless card. I'll update with his response but he didn't get a dollar.