I found this awful man, Thomas Marty Tomchak on Tinder. We both "liked" the others page & he started the conversation. He was quick to be Mr. Awesome Poet Guy in his messages! Asking a lot of questions about me & giving me information of himself.
He was 49, a widower of 2 years, 12 year old daughter Angela that lived with his aunt in a town 20 miles East of my home town. He was a petroleum engineer for BP. He was a top guy on the current project & was going to retire after this project was finished. He was working on the Oil Platform Atlantis off the Gulf of Mexico. He had lost his parents in an auto accident 6 years ago, he was born & raised in UK, England.
That is where he met his wife who died from cancer, and they met at college & married after that, and she had been his only love in life! He was in the UK until 2010 when he got his first contract job & moved to the United States with Cherry Point Refinery on Washington. His texts were some broken English. After 1 day of texting he gave me his cell & I unfortunately gave him mine.
He wanted me to use Google Hangouts one day after texting so we could do a video chat. The service on his end was poor so it was a brief encounter. I feel he only let it happen long enough so I could see his face to know it matched with all the photos he sent me of him! His voice was very deep & he spoke broken English, hard to understand. The poetic text came in each morning, and he would always ask "how was your night, how are you feeling right now, did you eat?" He only used my name 1 time in any conversations we had, he used babe, honey, my love and such.
After a week he tells me I am the woman of his dreams, how can I be so perfect & beautiful! He had been praying to find someone like me for he & his daughter! I would be his queen! He said he was a Christian God fearing man & he was happy I was a Christian too! He sent me photos of his daughter and said he told her all about me and she was so excited and she wanted to talk to me!
After that I really started doubting all he had said. The saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true it is too good to be true! So I put my thoughts and doubts to God & asked for a big sign to know if he was all a fake and the next afternoon after the usual morning poetic texts and questions he text & said "can
I call you I have good news?" So we spoke & he said "he put in for leave & it was approved, he could be out of there in 2 days but since he had an offshore check he needed $4,500.00 for the helicopter ride off the rig to the land, New Orleans, and his aunt had $2,000 she was sending but he needed the other $2,500." He said we would drive direct to a bank to get my money back after I picked him up from the airport!
When I questioned him he got upset & his tone changed & he was talking a lot & would not let me say much. I told him I was at work & would have to get back to him but I was not sending money since I did not have any & I have never met him, more importantly! He got upset & said "just call me back tonight." I text him a few hours after & said no way was I sending money. He called me & continued to plead with me with a lot more to the story of why he needed the money, the more he explained, the more I doubted.
He text me a photo of his work ID for proof that he was real. The ID tag was totally fake, was from Diamond Offshore. His title under his name was CEO/Supervisor which makes no sense, you cant be both! I did a google search of his name with the word scammer after it and found this information. When he called me later that night he asked me how could I hurt his heart and his daughters, I worry about money too much & I needed to stop being negative. I told him there was no money and I would not send money.
The next morning was the normal texts. I did not reply until late in the afternoon and told him I was not sending money and if he didn't understand why then he needed to stop contacting me. He did not respond until the next day in the afternoon with a photo that said "You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, its always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter."I replied "I am not the one who judges, that is for God to do! Shame on you! Do not contact me again!"
I never came out and told him what I had found, I just wanted to quietly go away. He has not texted me since my last text. He did not get any money from me. I only regret the time wasted and the information I gave him about my family and myself.
I am sorry to the ones who lost money!