Scammer using Charles Moore name from Coffee Meets Bagel

We chatted for 2 months before I realized I was talking to a scammer. He supposedly was from Orlando (though his profile said he went to school in Miami), but works in the same city as me, Boston, MA. But then he supposedly was sent to Abu Dhabi for work for a week which ended up being a month and counting.


He fits the typical profile of a scammer for the most part: works in engineering, tragic family deaths (his parents had both died), abroad for work, months pass and unable to meet, professes love without even meeting, said he was half American and half Australian but when we talked on the phone his accent was definitely neither (not sure what it was), when trying to Skype the connection dies quick so I only see him for a second, etc. A couple of things that were not 'typical' for a scammer: his written English was very good and we were both on our 30's (typically it's a younger scammer going after an older victim).

He was quite attentive and quite patient. I had no idea until our 'failed' Skype and then accent on the phone. Please be aware that Skype allows you to use a video as your chosen 'camera' so they can use a video and make you think you're seeing them on camera. Therefore they'll always say there were connection problems, or audio problems so they can use a video without audio. If you're not having an actual conversation that it's clear it's live, don't trust it.

I never waited around to see how he would ask me for money. At first I wondered if it was a lonely person just catfishing me, but as soon as he told me there was an accident on the work site, he had been in the hospital but was ok but his worker was critical and he had lost his work permit, I knew he was a scammer.

He knew I was suspicious by then and needed an actual Skype conversation to trust he was who he said he was - then that same week, this supposed accident happened. And also his phone supposedly died so he couldn't send me more photos cause he was using a temp phone, yet he was still texting me from the same number. I had enough proof then so
I just stopped responding and reported him. Not sure CMB did anything about it though, so I decided to post about it.

Hopefully this helps others. It really sucks to be strung along thinking you have a connection with someone and it ends up being a criminal. It's like this person you were connecting with suddenly died - and then you find yourself freaked out wondering who on earth this person actually is. In reality this person really doesn't care about you or any of this. He would tell me anything to reassure me he was this Charlie Moore who cared for me and was soon to come back. He even claimed to be Christian. Thankfully, I realized fairly quick something was very wrong.

I have no idea who the person in the photos he used really is (still find myself wondering..). Early on I did a reverse image search and found nothing, which actually made me think perhaps he was real since I didn't find a post like this nor a facebook or linked in page that would tell me he's a different person.

I'm sure the scammer will soon change the name and contact info he uses, so definitely be careful if you find a profile with photos of this person. Make sure you meet first. And don't send photos until you do. He texted me photos and eventually I felt I trusted enough to send him some of me too. He even sent me a short video of when he supposedly left for Abu Dhabi (he didn't talk in it). Don't trust that.

Just like this scammer now has photos of me and probably a short Skype video of me from our 'failed' Skype call, this guy must have been someone that was scammed and thought he was sending photos and videos to someone he thought he was clicking with. As I think about it, the only time he really encouraged me to send him a photo was when I was at the airport. I can see how those come in handy.

He was using thecharlesmoore.84@gmail.com as his email, (407)906-3175 (orlando) as his phone and thecharlesmoore.84_1 as his Skype account.

Bottom line, don't fully trust anyone you haven't met in person yet and you should never ever give money to someone you haven't met and built trust with.

Good luck out there!

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Oct 10, 2018
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Donald McCoy Singale
by: Anonymous

I'm talking to one right now for more than a month. I almost believed I was talking to the real person! He's a 35 year old US Army guy in Afghanistan. Engineer! Divorced. Has a daughter that lives with mom. Coming back in the US in November. He totally fits the profile. He never asked for money but started talking about how his mom is having money problems.

That was the red flag that had me google him. Then I came across these online dating scammers! I never really knew about them. Now I know. I confronted him. He stopped texting for 3 days and he's back again. I wonder how can I catch him when he asks for money.

I already reported him to CMB and Kik.

Aug 19, 2018
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Nigerial scammers
by: Anonymous

Charles Moore or Rob Carrington or whatever is a scammer who operates on dating websites with a bunch of other Nigerian scammers. He sent me the names of people whom I could transfer money for him and if you look them up online on social media, they are all Nigerians. I guess this is the way they make money over there. What a shame and so disrespectful to your own self, the guy seems to be well-educated but what a destiny. Here are the names he gave me, they all have been reported to FBI and police:

Biodoumoye Boloko
Shekwonya Samuel
Mulikat Ilesanmi
Beta Idigo


Aug 19, 2018
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There are other similar scammers
by: Anonymous

I met someone on CMB, who is an Asian Guy who is Chinese, but relocated to UK at his very young age and once we had the phone call, the accent was very strange, not London accents, like Indian or Middle East person. So be careful, not only one Charles Moore.

Aug 18, 2018
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Still on Coffee Meets Bagel
by: Anonymous

This guy is still on Coffee Meets Bagel using a different set of pictures but still with the name Rob. None of those pictures come up on a Google search but he just texted me a new picture that did. Have to say I'm a bit disappointed.

Thought I had finally found a "real" person. I swear, this is the 7th scammer on C.M.B., don't they even verify their users?

Jul 13, 2018
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Rob Carrington
by: Anonymous

As of July 2018, pictures of this man and story match exactly to profile for "Rob Carrington".

May 26, 2018
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Happened to me, too
by: Anonymous

Same exact story as above, but his ‘home’ base was Greenwich, Connecticut. After I ended it he had a asthma attack and sent me a phot of himself in the hospital. He asked for money to try and get his work permit back. Definitely a scammer and so glad I am suspicious by nature!! Wish I could add photos to this post. He sent me quite a few. Wish I hadn’t sent any. :-/

Apr 17, 2018
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Yes, he is a rogue
by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing! I spoke with him too, met on Clover App last summer (2017), same BS story. On the phone he sounded like an older man from overseas with an accent. He is definitely a rogue using somebody's else pictures. Feel disgusted.

Feb 22, 2018
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Glad this post is helping already
by: Anonymous

I only posted this about a month ago and I'm really glad it's helping so many already. I agree all of his photos should be posted, but this site only allows a max of 5.

Maybe others can post about their experience too and add photos different than the ones I was able to post here.

Feb 22, 2018
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Friends guy didn't seem right
by: Anonymous

Friend has been talking to this "guy" for months. He posted on Coffee Meets Bagel in Seattle. Had her do a reverse image search a month ago. Nothing showed up. And the whole story of an accident in Abu Dhabai is what she was told.

All the same contact info as posted above. I would encourage people to post all of the pictures of him so that they show up in reverse image searches from now on. I was glad I found this post and was able to share with her and she has now reported to the FTC scams and blocked him.

Feb 17, 2018
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Same thing
by: Anonymous

I had the exact same story and videos occur last year. I constantly questioned and even had a copy of the passport (which I finally figured out was also fake). His stories are consistent with those above. Be aware he is a total fake.

Feb 02, 2018
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Charles is still at it
by: Anonymous

I ran across this profile in Washington State. We matched. Talked for a couple weeks. Same story as the one above. He even sent me a picture of a passport to prove he was who he said he was. We were supposed to meet last weekend but he had a medical issue due to asthma. Fast forward to this week. He called me last night and his voice immediately gave me red flags.

It seemed higher pitched than you would expect and just like the person who wrote this, his accent didn't match what you would think for someone who is half Australian half American. He claimed later thru text that it was his stutter that made him sound off. When I expressed my concerns today, as we were supposed to meet this weekend, he mentioned a last minute business trip to NY that he just found out about.

Glad I listened to my inner voice and continued researching him.

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