Words with Friends Scammer

Watch out for a Roy Ivan and David Williams. Both widowed oil rig engineers. Roy was not as slick as David, but they both thought we were destined to be together. Thank goodness I smelled TWO RATS and did some google searching. Deleted them both.

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Feb 24, 2020
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Vin Diesel
by: Amy

Vin Diesel wanted to know if I actually knew him personally or was just a fan of his movies. He continually pestered me for my Google Hangouts info while I only responded to him in quotes from his movies. When I got to "I am Groot," he thought I'd sneezed. He replied, "Bless you." Poor guy. Vin needs to brush up on his pop culture and see some of his own movies while he's at it.

Feb 24, 2020
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Karl Barker
by: Anonymous

Widow with a daughter, working on a rig. I asked why he was using someone else's profile pic. He said that's my good friend I haven't seen so long. I miss him so I used his picture. I asked about the weather in Nigeria. He asked if I was spying on him.

I said, yes we're tracking scammers and he blocked me.

Feb 24, 2020
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American scammer
by: Anonymous

This man started to play a game and after a few words started asking me questions like where do live, what do you do. Then he went on to say he had been working hard and that in his spare time he had been trading in big coins.

When he asked me if I knew anything about bitcoins I smelled a rat and told him I wasn’t interested.

Then he just vanished.

Feb 24, 2020
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Gary Clause
by: Anonymous

He's another one. Asks a gazillion questions. Sad story his wife/son died in building collapse. Raising his granddaughter all alone and lonely lonely lonely!

Feb 24, 2020
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James P Parker
by: Anonymous

WWF - clever words made up don't match up with his written English. Dodgy! Watch for cosy personal and romantic messages then a mishap and need for $$$. Not real.

Be warned and give a wide berth.

Feb 23, 2020
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Tonygarrett391
by: Anonymous

He is using picture of Tony Barout who is a Lebanese talk show host.

Feb 23, 2020
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Garrett Adriano & Mirabel Derek
by: Anonymous

Garrett Adriano is a very good looking man. Also a very smooth talker. He also made an account under his daughters name (shown above). He starts on Words With Friends then convinces you to chat on Hangouts.

He is extremely good at saying all the right things. He even sends videos of him and his daughter. I fell hard for the words and pictures as well as the pictures and words from his daughter. His wife died in child birth and now his daughter is in a private school.

We chatted for 3 1/2 months. Is a Oil Contractor working for Exxon in Colorado Springs, CO. He claims he was awarded a contract for a job in Germany. He sent "sight seeing " pictures. This man is really good.

Then wanted me to send money so he could get his order shipped (he was short on funds). I told him I had no money to send. He begged & begged. When I said no again he stated he was going to kill himself and send his daughter to an orphanage. I said that was wrong and things would get better. He said he had nothing left to live for. He was sorry.

STAY AWAY FROM HIM!

Feb 23, 2020
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Harris Smith and Robert Smith
by: Anonymous

Got two more today. Harris says hes on an oil rig in Atlantic ocean off the coast of England. When I ask off which Coast as Im based in UK he changes the subject.

The other is a US soldier on a peacekeeping mission in Iraq. Both widowers with a son. Both immediately talking about love and asking me to go on hangout. I play along just to waste their time but definitely not going on hangout. I usually say now that through my job I get free calls to anywhere in the world so I can call them.

They always find Some excuse and then go away

Feb 22, 2020
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Stay away from Kelly Anderson
by: Anonymous

Says his name is Kelly Anderson from "lA Californian" and lost his years ago wife having their only child. Was playing a long time but lost his phone trying to give his wife life. Had to start a new account.

Account name kellyanderson00054.

Feb 22, 2020
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Kelvin Newton
by: Kate

Despite the English language name, Kelvin is a blonde, handsome Italian living in Texas. He is some kind of big shot working on the oil rigs in Canada. He does rather like to blow his own trumpet about how he flies interstate and off to Canada securing contracts here and there. He gets peeved if you refuse to show a photo of yourself because pointing out to Kelvin that such an idea is weird ruffles his feathers.

Despite the fact that Kelvin is a bigwig in the oil rig he was desperate to tell me that he'd been involved in an oil spillage. He even wanted to show me his burns. Bad luck too for Kelvin as not only did he suffer third degree burns but also all his money, credit cards, id, passport etc had been destroyed in the spillage.

All this was going on with Kelvin and he was still managing to play scrabble and tell me his woes, and the irony was missed on Kelvin.

Feb 22, 2020
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You know they are scammers when ...
by: Anonymous

They are easy to spot when they start chatting and ask

How is the weather condition over there?
Where are you playing from?
Are you married with kids?
What is your occupation?
Do you own your own house?

When you read these ??? Block them ASAP and don’t bother with them

Feb 22, 2020
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UN orthopedic surgeon deployed in Yemen
by: Anonymous

My first day on WWF I complimented my partner for a 65 point word and the game was on. He announced he was German. When I began to text in German he indicated he came to the US as a child and couldn’t speak German. When I asked about his house in NYC he sent me a copy and paste from a real estate advert.

He told me he planned to open a practice when he got back from Yemen. I, who does have a couple or medical credentials, suggested he combine PT and "dry needling" in his new practice, he thought I was talking about crafts. When I asked to talk via phone, he said the rebels would ping in on their green zone. I had someone ping his phone and it is in Brooklyn. I asked for a photo of his daughter. He said "Tomorrow." When I prevaricated he sent me something that "appeared" to be from photoshop. I am a little broken hearted, but I had already fallen for a guy on an oil rig in the North Atlantic while on a dating app. He couldn’t take calls either.

Good bye sweet heart: MORGAN J TRAVIS

Feb 21, 2020
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Mark Davids
by: Anonymous

After reading all these comments, I’m thinking this is a scam too.

Feb 21, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Glen Goddard. In uniform in front of US flag and everything

Feb 21, 2020
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Brian Tripps
by: Anonymous

Also goes by Brian Anthony!

Feb 21, 2020
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Benjamin Tripps
by: Anonymous

From Mississippi. Handsome picture. Told him it looked just like Brian Haugen Instagram. He was gone In a nanosecond and blocked me. Good riddance.

Feb 20, 2020
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Additional scammer names
by: Anonymous

Rexin Campbell- claims to be a commander in Afghanistan on a peace keeping mission. It was my first time being scammed and I fell hard. I was lucky enough that I followed my gut instinct. He wanted me to pay money so he can leave and marry me. I come from military family and I knew better.

Called me darling, babe, angel. When I ask what he did today, he says went on parade. I'm assuming he meant patrol??? Lol. He also uses boarded instead of bothered. He uses a picture of a very handsome officer and it's probably why I fell for him. I won't mention the name of the real person as I find it disrespectful.

William Lucan - claims to be a car dealer. Had a million dollar contract in Mexico but needed $10k as he needed a secure connection to make a good deal happen??? Claims He froze his account prior to leaving because he was afraid someone will steal his money. Lol

Tried everything even threatened to kill himself. Never got a penny from me. Reincarnated as Brian Anthony

Steve Micheal- oil rig worker in Gulf of Mexico and a granddaughter at home with nanny in his mansion at SC. Claims he is sending me a parcel with lots of cash. Told him don't want anything to do with it and his love quickly went away and "he's sorry okay".

Greg McDermott - Orthopedic Surgeon on a peace keeping mission in Syria. Only wants pictures and when he didn't get any, quickly went away.

Watch out ladies!!!

Feb 20, 2020
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More Scammers
by: Anonymous

Patrick Eric
James Scott
Chris Jones
David Phillips

As fast as I block them more show up. It is depressing.

Feb 19, 2020
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Jamie David Gonzalez
by: Sally Fourth

Claims to be an independent contractor on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Immediately fell in love with me, calls me baby all the time and talks of our future.

Requested a loan and sent a bogus power of attorney to act as collateral. The US bank he used does not exist.

He has a sick daughter in boarding school. He has sole custody as his wife died in an auto accident when the daughter was just a baby.

I strung him along and he disappeared when I told him I was a single mom with four kids and was a restaurant server and basically broke. I asked him for a loan and poof, he was gone.

Feb 19, 2020
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Michael Jimenez
by: Anonymous

I wish I would have found this site earlier. At first they were young guys (because my face is not in my picture) then they got older, and the men trying to scam me are now of older men than my age range. I sent a nice message saying "if you are looking for a weak minded woman that will send you money, I don't have any money and I am intelligent".

He told me he forgave me for my social ingorance (misspelled) and disappeared. Now I report them. The latest guy was Michael Jimenez.

I don' t even have to answer them anymore, they give themselves away after the first message.

Feb 18, 2020
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It doesn’t matter
by: Anonymous

It doesn’t matter what name they use what picture they post or the sob story profile they make up. It is all an emotional trap to get your heart and your money!

Don’t give them anything not even the time of day.

Feb 18, 2020
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Fernando Nero - Oil Rigger
by: Anonymous

Beware of this scammer. Claims to be a Brazilian based in Fresno and provides an address. Claims to have custody of his two kids a boy and girl at boarding school. Claims to work 3 months on 1 month off on a named oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Claims to be retiring after next job. Wants to relocate asap to victims country. Is financially stable.

Sends pictures of Dr Fernando Gomes Pinto. Sends video calls of the same with no sound. Falls for and claims he has fallen in love oh so quickly. Full of empty promises. Asks too many questions about family. Claims to be religious. On an on and on.

DO NOT BE FOOLED!

Feb 18, 2020
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Mrs map
by: Anonymous

Don’t do hangouts or those other apps I have heard of people getting hacked on them from these people. I would delete it ASAP

Feb 18, 2020
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Scammers alert
by: Anonymous

Leonard Felix scammer. Gave him no info and didn’t give him a chance to give me the widow or whatever his game is. But, listen they are getting more clever. This one set up a fake Facebook with this fake picture. So be careful ladies and gents also they will stop and nothing to get you.

Feb 17, 2020
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Trick
by: Mrs. MAP

I know going to Hangouts is bad bad bad but after months I couldn’t resist just to see what they wanted. After a lot of boring convo we could have had in a game they want a picture. So sure, I send one with Three fingers in front of my face and tell them to send me back the EXACT SAME PICTURE. One actually did.

For sure a scammer based on a yandex search. I made him do it three times and I was flummoxed. I have blocked 10-20 and one who was for sure a scammer got through the net. 99.9 are Nigerian but not all of them. I work to hard for my $ so none lost.

Feb 16, 2020
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Scammers suck
by: Anonymous

I changed my name to non-gendered & profile pic is my dog, but the scammer changed his pic to a dog too. They're all the same, pushy, too chatty, same story about being a single father and quickly ask to switch to hangouts.

Block & report them all.


Feb 16, 2020
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What happens if you change your name
by: Anonymous

I changed my name to a non-gender specific name. & used a non-specific gender photo. Sorry, but a photo of flowers still spells out female. I went with a car & initials. Just saying anything that is gender specific will draw these scammers to you.

On a different note. In am upset to learn these low life scammers will not hesitate to steal a lonely, older, female or male’s life earnings. People block these jerks. Don’t play along with them. They are dangerous & heartless. Warn others if you can.

But block & report them.

Feb 16, 2020
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Frank William
by: Anonymous

Sent a message through WWF. I am a nice person and responded. Says he was born in New York Manhattan. Works in Russian Moscow on UN Government contract. His English not mine. Says he is a plastic surgeon, lost his wife after their son was born. When I offered my condolences he made the comment "that is life".

Suspicious and did a little research and besides a "Dr" with horrible broken English he has assumed a picture and name of a real Dr Frank William in New York.

Ladies go with your gut !!!

Feb 16, 2020
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Alex Patterson and pablo jon
by: Anonymous

These two are the latest in a long line. Alex is a widowed oil rig worker and Jon is a doctor working for the UN in Iraq. Both claim to be American yet their English is poor. Both profess their love for you early on and try to get you to go on hangout. Both would constantly message me then when I said I get free calls to anywhere I say the world in my job and asked them for their number, they would make an excuse not to give it.

They only want to talk on hangout so they can’t be traced. Both are widowed with kids.

Feb 16, 2020
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What happens if you change your name?
by: Anonymous

I changed my profile picture to one of flowers years ago, but still the scammers try their luck, I assume just because my name gives away that I am female. I even had one last week who said how good I looked in my profile pic..a bunch of flowers!!!!????

I used to play along with the chat (without going off site or telling the truth about me) just for fun and game experience, but haven’t done that for a while. I find that if I don’t respond to their first and follow up greetings, they give up and time out or resign and it saves me resigning and it going in my game history as a loss.

I was wondering though, if I change my name on my profile to something non gender specific, will my game history be lost? I’ve been playing for many years and that would be a shame

Feb 15, 2020
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Safeguard
by: Anonymous

Dont accept games from people you dont know. Dont give them any personal information. Change your profile picture to something else. The people you know will understand. Change your settings in words with friends. Dont let them have your contact information. If you get one that is chatty and you feel weird. Dont play. Be careful. They are trolling the waters!

Feb 15, 2020
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Mark Sprunger, Jerry Wilson, Barry Kelwood, more
by: Anonymous

I can’t believe how many scammers are on Words with Friends. The same story too. Engineer at an oil rig, recently widowed. Talks to you for hours, asks for your picture. Says they’re lonely. Asks about your service provider and then wants you to invest in bitcoin.

I know I sound naive, but I can’t believe I can’t play a simple game without these people bothering me.

Feb 14, 2020
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Don’t be fooled
by: Anonymous

Send you lovely poems they have copied, call you pet names, want you to swear an oath, send you pink teddy bears, fake flowers and jewelry. Then after they get all they can from you they disappear leaving you heartbroken and broke.

You will never know who the are. Be brave and block them. You take the upper hand. Block and report

Feb 14, 2020
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Impersonators
by: Anonymous

Scammers, impersonators, profile picture thirds. They are still here in large numbers. Beware of the hangouts request. That is a first sign. Sorry but military generals don't play strangers on WWF! The military pictures in WWF are 98% fakers.

THE US DOES NOT HAVE PEACE KEEPING MISSIONS IN AFGHANISTAN!!! AND IF THEY DO, ALL MILITARY PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF THEIR UNITS AND KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW about their jobs. It's all a scam and it sickens me. I, too, being new in WWF, had to learn the hard way.

Now I know and I can sort a fake within one poorly written attempt at the English language! No one starts a conversation with a stranger with, hello beautiful! Stay away scammers!!!!!!

Feb 14, 2020
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So many this week
by: Anonymous

There seems to be an increase this week. I have given them the run around for a few days. Hang ups??? What’s what??? Well I have to talk to my IT security until all they do is ask if I got the gmail yet hahaha never will I go off site with them. I have blocked 20+ this week and I looked at my blocked list at least 400-500. They are idiots.

Feb 14, 2020
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James McConville
by: Anonymous

Pretty sure I can top everyone here!!! I have been talking with this jackass for about a week now. Claims he is James McConville. Google it. Talk about go big or go home!! He even sent me one of the official military pictures of the real one.

Unbelievable the lengths these people will go to to scam people. As of right now, I have blocked and deleted 25 of them. If they spent half the time being a decent person that they do trying to scam people, what a different world this would be. I am amazed at the similarities there are in all of these BS stories. Pretty sure my sister got scammed. She is basically off of the grid right now and we think she might be homeless. They all say what they think you want to hear, and we think she fell for one and he took everything she ever had. She is 75 years old and extremely naive and vulnerable. Makes me want to cry just thinking about it.

Feb 14, 2020
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Antonio Mario / Mario Antonio
by: Anonymous

This guy has a few more brain cells to rub together than the usual, hello, I love you type. Fake sunglasses on a selfie type profile pic. Says he is from Milan but living in Michigan. Desperate for the usual personal info.

Feb 14, 2020
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Davis Raymond
by: Anonymous

I was playing on Word with Friends and was scammed by Davis Raymond. He asked me to chat with him in in Hangouts and I did but quickly got the idea right away. He asked me personal questions and then asked me to marry him...Haha

What a scammer. He said he works as a contractor on oil rigs. He lives in Virgin Islands supposedly. Is divorced and has 1 daughter.

I blocked him from hangout and Word.

Feb 13, 2020
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I thought it was weird
by: Anonymous

I haven't been playing for long, & kept getting all these random men chatting me up - lots of questions, some very pushy. I have kept a few strung along for a laugh, speaking to them in their native Danish/Spanish/Italian if that is where they claim to come from, but sending them random stuff like the moon is a purple square in that language & asking if they agree in English.

I have reported about a dozen in a week too. Had a corker today - young black lad in a swimming pool, declared undying love & asked me to send him money withing 8 messages. Told him I was gay & only interested in people with a vagina. He said he would get one in that case, as he couldn't live without me!

Feb 12, 2020
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Dawson Daniel's
by: Anonymous

Photo of the real man is Kornev Mickhail Olgivich. The photo of a man holding a bunch of carrots

Feb 12, 2020
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Markson Kerry5
by: Anonymous

He is using an image of a man named steve jones as his profile pic.

Feb 12, 2020
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Tomtom560 aka Thomas Ford
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this one. Decent conversationalist, better English than most. Wanted to go on hangouts after a while, of course, and when I declined he blocked me. Pic he used is an attractive man younger than most pics scammers use.

Feb 12, 2020
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Thomas Madsen
by: Anonymous

Another scammer. Thomas Madsen says he’s from Denmark, living in New Jersey. His wife died of cancer, he has a 15 year old daughter, he’s a marine engineer. He wanted me to go to What’s App, when I declined, he got a bit pushy, I didn’t give in, so he quit and blocked me.

Feb 12, 2020
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Hotty Pics!
by: Rick

For the past 6 months I will have some random attractive young lady want to start a game. First clue you look at their profile and they have been playing mere days, because they just had to create an account after the previous one was blocked most likely.

Almost immediately they start chatting and calling you babe or some other flirting term, then they either want to chat with you on a site like hangouts where they can steal some of your info, or they try to get you to invest with them in Forex or bitcoin.

Just for the fun of it I have taken to stringing them along, although I am not subtle - I say things like "I hear the weather in Nigeria is lovely this time of year" I never give any real information, I say I am from Terra, and I don't work for a living, I have people send me money!

Eventually they give up, but it's somewhat enjoyable to waste their time a bit.

Feb 12, 2020
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Scammer lines are hilarious
by: Anonymous

Its amazing how many scammers wives have died in childbirth and kids are in boarding schools lol. Sure sign is how is the weather condition over there. Are you happily married with children. So tell me, do you believe in true love, what is your favorite color, I'm not always on here due to my job, can I add you up on hangouts, send me your cell number, gmail etc.

I feel we have something special, you are the only one I'm talking to, I work on an oil rig, I'm an orthopedic surgeon, I'm an engineer, I love you, yep all of those lines are signs of a scammer.

The last one after hello said be my woman. I said back to him, wtf you are a scammer and a nutjob and blocked him. Their English is so bad.

Feb 12, 2020
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Pascal
by: Anonymous

I played a game with Pascal and he immediately messaged to tell me he was divorced etc. I said I already have a guy. He asked something else and I said as I mentioned I already have a guy so the next question he asked was would I like to meet on hangouts omg they cannot take a hint.

He resigned the game of course.

Feb 11, 2020
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Playing Word With Friends
by: Anonymous

2 scammers, James Brandon and Viktor E, or Viktor Harvey or Viktor Alex Harvey

So called based in US , with the military and all a scam to infiltrate your email etc., Want you to download Hangouts, this helps them access all of information. Hangouts will be shutting down this year.

Feb 10, 2020
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Broth Corper
by: Anonymous

He started a game after the lighting round, played a few minutes and then the questions started first with where are you playing from etc and the same ole lines, and when I wouldn’t give him my information he quit playing.

He had a picture of someone and a little girl next to him, but I just blocked him, as he’s a stalker scammer.

Feb 10, 2020
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OlsonWilliam05 is not real either
by: Anonymous

Okay, I just want to add another name to this exploding list of potential scammers. The photo he uses shows up in a Google search with a different name and in a different state.

You live and learn I guess. I hope this helps someone else.

Feb 10, 2020
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They move very fast now
by: Anonymous

I’ve been stringing WWF scammers along for the past year or so to waste their time. In the past, we could talk for several days before they request hangouts. I say no and make an excuse and they say ok no problem and continue chatting until they realize I’m not giving them anything.

Now, they ask for hangouts after the first couple of messages and when I make an excuse not to, they block me or resign the game.

The Forex scammers are horribly obvious too. A few initial messages in bad English, then a couple of long (copy/paste) paragraphs about Forex trading in perfect English. I say I’m not interested and I’m blocked.

Keep posting usernames (not the fake western names like Davids Robin, but the searchable username). I still want to try to waste their time.

Feb 10, 2020
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Marktommyjohnson03
by: Anonymous

Definitely uses someone else’s picture. Check yandex. Widower, 52, and 8 year old son. I said you have a lot of time to play WWF with an 8 old son. He said my child is in boarding school you idiot. You are an insane woman. WOW.

He’s played many games. We need to get him stopped. He told me my boyfriend cheats on me and asked if I follow him around. He said he’s the one for me and he’d never cheat on me😂😂.

Again, he came after a lightning round, no location, newer player, and definitely not his picture.

Feb 10, 2020
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Another scammer william warters
by: Anonymous

Watch out for a william warters or william warlters. He uses 1 name on wwf and another on hangouts. He says the usual stuff divorced and 1 daughter. Works as an engineer. He is great with the love and then asks for help. Cant get to the shop as feeling poorly etc. Send him a gift card and when i said no he makes you feel guilty. He sends photos of himself. Actually its pictures of Brazilian actor dan stulbach

He hadnt contacted me for a week then suddenly got back in touch with me to say that i didnt care and he loved me. So i called him out on pictures and he admitted it wasnt him. He is Nigerian and said he was sorry and he still loved me and wanted me to love him.

Then asked for 100 or 200 steam card for work. Hes now deleted

Feb 09, 2020
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Video Calls - Phone Calls
by: Anonymous

What they do is play a tape and say they can’t talk as it causes problems with other people (bosses, etc).

The phone calls are their real voices usually. Nigerian and Ghana. Or it can be a voice that almost sounds normal.

I ended up video with the scammer that wanted $20,000. He was Nigerian and he begged me to marry him. He said he fell in love with me. I said no and blocked him. He sent emails that went to my spam folder even threatening suicide.

Women need to block all oil rig men on WWF.

Feb 09, 2020
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Video Chats
by: Anonymous

My scammer made a cut out picture of the guy he was impersonating, like those card board cut outs, & made his tooth sparkle once in a while. He had a Nigerian accent. He never moved in the video chat just stood there with arms crossed. Beach setting, with a slight breeze. I knew he was a scammer for sure.

Feb 09, 2020
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Not all nigerians
by: Anonymous

Not all scammers are from Nigeria. There are many many scammers from Ghana and from other countries around the world to include Russia and China.

I have spoken with many of them on the phone, and I don’t think that they realize that their voice sounds much different from ours. And when I have called them on it they just say oh remember honey I told you I was from Italy and that’s the accent you’re hearing. Or you know I’m a combination of Sweden and Russia So that is the accent you are hearing they will say.

As for video chat many of them will not video chat unless they have a white man friend to double as them on video chat.

Feb 09, 2020
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Video chats/phone calls
by: Anonymous

I’m curious to know, from people who have gone as far as talking to these scammers by phone or video chat, how the scammers hide their true identity. To start with, their faces won’t match up with their stolen profile pictures and their accents won’t be right.

It certainly wouldn’t work for the Nigerians who claim to be from the US or other European countries. This leads me to believe that a lot of the scammers might actually be other nationalities?

I’m not going to go to the other sites to find out for myself, just forever curious how these people manage to be so successful when they are easily detected as fraudsters.

Feb 09, 2020
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Oil Rigger Gulf of Mexico
by: Anonymous

You are being naive absolutely. One rigger man was real good as it and took him a lot of months and then he wanted $75,000 for a broken part which was my fault as he was rushing to get done to see me when it broke.

He was real good. He sent me a ring and also a pink 55" teddy bear. Get out now.

Delete and block.

Feb 09, 2020
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M.O 1
by: Anonymous

This man would be around 62 and signs on M.O 1. A really good scrabble players starts a conversation about moves and so on. Definitely is a charming gentleman and I think he is in for the long term scam. Supposed to be from Germany and living in Ontario.

He posts so many things that he obviously did not write and when he is in his own words his English is not good at all, which is at first understandable as English would not be his first language.

But he starts to try to find out things in very good English. I am pretty sure these guys have a play book of quotes. He very quickly falls in love and likes to talk of "our" future. He is very charming and does not get gross but I feel certain he is in for the long game looking for somebody with some money.

He was very attentive until he found out I am broke then the attention lessened. He tried to keep me on a hook. He must be collecting women. I caught him up in something very simple but he is dumb like a fox in the event that he hits on somebody vulnerable.

Here is one of his quotes he may have used on other women

"I just want you to know that You are my dream come true, the reason my smile never ceases to leave my cheeks, ~ my pearl of passion. I want you to know that I love you".

Just in case you encounter him, says his name is Oliver Mathias.

Feb 09, 2020
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Oil Rigger Gulf of Mexico
by: Fernando

Let me know if this sounds familiar please. Oil rig worker in Gulf of Mexico. He is set to retire after finishing his last contract. Has substantial personal funds. Is from Brasilia. Is divorced. Has 2 children boy and girl (sole custody).

Sounds too good to be true. Been communicating for 8 months now by messaging on hangouts and had a couple of video calls with no sound because of technical difficulties at his end. Not asked me for money?

Am I bring naive?

Feb 09, 2020
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Johnson Rodriguez
by: Anonymous

Totally scamming my 73 year old mom. I’m seriously worried. She’s been talking to him for 6-month’s and just told me today. She says they have been video chatting on hookups or something like that. She only told me that he lives in San Jose CA and is currently working on a rig in Canada. He is 56 and his wife died when she was 35 leaving him with a young daughter.

My mom is very vulnerable right now, my brother is dying of a rare cancer.

Please, I need photos she won’t send me his pics.

Feb 08, 2020
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Jeffrey Robert
by: Anonymous

Jeffrey Robert is a scammer. Used the forex and real estate scam. Gave me Camille Jones gmail so I could go on hangouts and she would tell me how to buy forex. They are coming up with different angles. I fee so sorry for the widowers who don’t know it’s a scam.

When I told him I wasn’t going on hangouts and to play a word or decline the game he declined the game. I’m so tired of these people.

Feb 08, 2020
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Life imitates art.
by: Anonymous

I actually had to quit my job on an oil rig thirty years ago after my wife died. It sure didn't pay enough to hire a full time nanny while I was away AND pay off a mortgage. We managed to survive without scamming anyone. Kinda sucks that these guys use MY sob story to fund their lifestyle! Gives us old rig pigs a bad name (as if we needed any help in the bad name department)

Feb 08, 2020
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McLennan Gabriel
by: Anonymous

He’s a doctor from Fremont California who went to Harvard and plays really high scoring words! He’s definitely more savvy than the rest but in the end a scammer!

I just wanted to play words and he played really well so in the beginning it was good competition. But then he started to get a little bit personal and then more so he was much more clever than the others!

Feb 08, 2020
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Warning
by: Anonymous

After reading some of these not all of these people follow the same M.O. I made a huge mistake in wwf as this guy was just like talking to any person, knew slang, never asked for anything. However after he gained my trust he asked me to call him, and that's what he wanted was my phone number. My friends are getting requests, and they are put down as mutual friends of a scammers so their friends will think it's ok to play them, also they are getting more scamming phone calls, all because I was stupid.

This is a warning not to trust any of them even if you think it's a friend, check with them if you get a new friend request for facebook or games

Feb 07, 2020
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Abel Chris
by: Anonymous

Orthopedic surgeon who splits his time between Florida and Germany, currently working in Yemen. Oldest child died. 👌🏽

Feb 07, 2020
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Fernando Nero
by: Anonymous

Anyone else heard of Fernando Nero and his pictures are uncannily like a famous Brazilian Neuro surgeon. Works on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Feb 07, 2020
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Response to John Fletcher
by: Anonymous

Everything about their profile is false. They make up stuff and use other peoples pictures and they have no footprint. They have lie numbers on Wwf, and they access your facebook contacts. Do not go to hangouts. There is no tracing of hangouts.

Dont give them the time if day. Ask them about their job. You can find out if what they say is real. They usually trip themselves up. Dont fall for their scam as you will be sorry.

Feb 07, 2020
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John Fletcher?
by: anonymous

Anyone chatting on WWF with a John Fletcher? A heavy equipment engineer on an oil rig in Vancouver, Canada (originally from San Jose, California). Widowed, 2 young daughters.
Being the skeptic I am I did a FB search and found 2 accounts under this name with similar stories. This was after he claimed he did not have a FB account. There was one with no picture and another with the picture from FB in the photos.

I sent him a friend request under the pictured account and he said he never got it. Then he said he sent me a message on FB, which I never received.

I also searched TinEye and no other pictures of this person was found. And yes, he asked me to chat elsewhere, I believe it was Hangout.

So is anyone else familiar with this name on WWF? Would it be safe to assume that an imposter is using John Fletcher's FB? Or is the FB account (s) fake too?

The alarm bells had been ringing for me which is why I searched and stumbled on this website, but still, I'm just astounded at the same stories.

Feb 07, 2020
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Larry Christo
by: Anonymous

This character is using the photo of Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen. Cap. Madsen is a real person but he is Danish.

Please be aware of this person. Larry Christo. That is definitely NOT his picture.

Feb 07, 2020
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A new batch
by: Anonymous

Jeremy Frank
David Phillips
Larry Christo
Henryamos26
Jack Morrison
Jim S.

The Larry Christo fellow is using a marine's photo. I found him on the internet.

Jack Morrison told me he was an engineer and a socialist. Just before I blocked him I told him he was a liar and a socialist perhaps.

Jim S told me he was from Madrid so I asked him about several landmarks in Madrid and he had never heard of them so I blocked him.

Feb 07, 2020
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Grant Donald and Andre Johnson
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across these 2. Andre Johnsonn sent me his l address and asked for mine. Grant Donald said he was from Quebec and he wanted to know if I was married or single with kids. Then he claimed his wife died 3 years ago and he has a 12 year old daughter. He is choosing to play with women. Both were pressing me to go on hangouts

Feb 06, 2020
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Thomas Daya
by: Anonymous

A Scammer claiming to be a doctor in Afghanistan with no access to his bank account and he is cold and hungry lol.

Feb 06, 2020
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Benjamin owens
by: Anonymous

Started playing a guy called Ben Owens. We started on wwf. Then he asked me to chat on hangouts. When I did I got a different name. It was Gary Brown. When I asked him about it, he said it was for security. He deleted his wwf game when I asked why he said the army doesnt allow them to play because of a security risk.

I Told him he was a rubbish scammer and plenty others in the army still played. Asked when he was going to declare his undying love and ask for money. He told me I was a fool and a bush dog.
I told him to keep it up as the police would be interested in the messages.

So beware

Feb 06, 2020
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Watch out
by: Anonymous

Got contacted by Jordan Christopher. Claims he is in jail and needs help. This is a new tactic so beware!

I think they swap different people to use the same name

Feb 06, 2020
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I turn the tables from the get go
by: Anonymous

When they start asking where I'm from or my hobbies from the get go, I turn it on them and ask what their job is and how much they make-etc. If they drop me I start another game and tell them they should be ashamed of themselves! :)

Feb 06, 2020
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The doctor
by: Anonymous

I just played a game with the doctor, he finally left the game. He said he was a single dad, never married, never had kids. Hmm, I asked how he was a single dad never having had kids. Bye bye doctor. At least he wasn't an engineer.

Engineering must be so hard on the wives since they all die and leave daughters. I don't ever answer their questions the way they want. Their script is getting pretty boring. I can't recall which two names it was but their answer about their job was the same word for word.

I feel bad for those who don't know they are being scammed. Is there not anyone who works fast food, or some other job? why are they all engineers?

Feb 06, 2020
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Report them and block them
by: Anonymous

I follow Scam Hunters on Instagram. Their advice is not to chat with them or mess or toy with them. They are criminals. Don’t challenge them or call them out because they learn from their mistakes and become better scammers.

I was free of them for 3 weeks and then got 3 of them this week. A true gentleman does not ask personal questions about age, marital status, occupation etc. There are a lot of decent men and women playing on here and they will chat about sports, weather, current events, travel etc.

Report and block these nasty creeps.

Feb 05, 2020
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Roberto Johnson Fake Dentist and Unprofessional Scammer
by: Anonymous

Please be on the watch for a player who pretends to me a doctor based in California who is not a real dentist. He is a Nigerian using a well known Dentist picture ( Michael Apa) and passing him off like it is him. Claims he is a man of God and will ask you to talk on other platforms like Hangout and will claim he is in love with you and that God choose you for him.

He claimed he accepted a 4 months contract in Nigeria and will come spend his life with you upon the completion of the contract. He will claim he left his wallet in the USA and can't access his bank account or credit cards and ask you to send him money. He is good with music so he will send you some really nice songs and pretend he is in love. He is a fake. Be careful and smart. He will block you on Words once he has added you to Hangout.

Don't be fooled. He may even try to pass himself off as a woman if needs be. Please be warned and smart about what details you share and who you interact with. If it feels too good to be true it probably is.

Feb 05, 2020
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Why?
by: Anonymous

Why do all these men have custody of their children and being taken care of by a nanny? I don’t buy their bs. They are narcissistic and try to manipulate your heart and your mind. They sometimes start slow to test the waters see if you will take the bait.

Fake profiles fake names and stolen pictures. Watch out. Block and report do not send them anything and dont go into chat rooms!

Feb 05, 2020
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George D or Tommy Wyatt
by: Anonymous

This one started a game as George D. and after a few plays his name changed to Tommy Wyatt. He of course sent me a hello message and I sent one back and asked why his name changed from George to Tommy.

I guess I wasn't supposed to catch that. He immediately disappeared.

Feb 05, 2020
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Anyone?
by: Anonymous

Anyone encountered gerald davis? Says hes an international trade law specialist. Never asked me for anything. Speaks English just fine as far as writing in english goes. Anyone?

Feb 05, 2020
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Beware of Paul Good, Frank Townsend and
by: Anonymous

Max Wellangel or close to this one. The profile is of a women. You play one word and "she" starts asking questions. I asked if she was a dude and he had no problem telling me he was. It is a picture of his dead wife.

Feb 05, 2020
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Paul Good is a scammer. Be careful
by: Anonymous

After playing just 2 rounds, he starts with the questions. He wants you to go to hangouts. His picture is not him.

Feb 04, 2020
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Edward Hill
by: Anonymous

He is another widowed, oil rig engineer. He is very smooth, fairly good grammar, plays the game well, good conversation initially. It was about a month before he wanted to talk off-site, profess deeper feelings, and (surprise) needed $10,000 for broken equipment.

Once he was denied what he wanted, he became verbally abusive, rude and angry.

Stay away from this jerk.

Feb 04, 2020
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Patrick Luis
by: Anonymous

Just another scammer. They need a more original story line.

Feb 04, 2020
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Watch out for Nicki Bella from Alaska
by: Griffin

I've noticed a few scantily clad ladies get in on the act. The latest one is Nicki Bella from Alaska. Aged 28. Worked as a steward at a hotel. Her profile pic looks more like Kim Kardashian. Within a few messages it was can you install Hangouts so we can chat and exchange messages.

Beware.

Feb 04, 2020
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Frank Alexis
by: Anonymous

Scammed my mother.
Anyone else?
Has several Facebook accounts

Feb 03, 2020
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John lucas
by: Anonymous

After talking to him for 2.5 months he finally admitted he is in Africa. Sad that these men resort to this. Everyone has a sad story.

Feb 03, 2020
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I found a way to make them go away fast
by: Anonymous

When they say they are an engineer or oil rig worker, I say really? Me too! (I really am a geophysicist for an oil company). Then I say what rig are you on or drop some other technical terms.

I asked one guy when his well was spudding (beginning), he said "what does that mean" and he knew he had been caught, he disappeared.

This one fellow Jack Morrison started professing his love for me in the 2nd text! His wife he says ran away with another man and was killed in a plane accident, now he is raising his daughter.

These people are horrid and should be removed from words when identified.

Feb 03, 2020
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Kelvin Henry
by: Anonymous

Started playing a game with him and it didnt take but 2 rounds and he started with the bs. "I most confess you have a nice, lovely, sexy and romantic name. It is so nice and attractive, it is sweet on my lips."

Really? Then asked about how much money i have. Told him none of his business. Havent heard from him since. He says he is a ship builder and repairs boats. Lives in Midland, Michigan. Very bad English. Has 2 daughters and divorced. So many men have to keep the children and not their moms?

Really. Always two and in a boarding school.

Feb 03, 2020
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Johnrolands269
by: Anonymous

Obviously a scammer and starting to be impolite because I haven’t responded to any of his messages

Feb 02, 2020
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Mark Blakes
by: Anonymous

Picture, profile, name all fake. They hide behind someone else’s persona. They manipulate your mind and your heart. They are a bunch of criminals!

Feb 02, 2020
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To 86 yr old mother
by: Anonymous

Maybe show her this web page. She shouldn’t be texting in Wwf. She can mute those she does not know. They will go away. My mother is too trusting and so am I. But all these so called Oil Riggers arent real.

They are all phony. Prey on lonely and elderly people. Do not open the box and give them anything. Be honest with her. Explain that there are evil people in the world. I lost money and my heart to a thug. Never again.

Feb 02, 2020
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Mark Blakes
by: Anonymous

Anyone else encountered this dude, can’t be found anywhere with reverse photo search. I’m sure he’s a scammer, keeps repeating the same thing to me, same sad story, claims to be in Poland right now but from Arizona.

Claims of being so in love with me. What he doesn’t know is I work in law enforcement...lmao

Feb 01, 2020
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To 86 year old mother getting scammed
by: Anonymous

You have to do something. They are scammers. I spent 5 months texting with someone. Sent him Amazon cards total $500.00. I was lucky some people send thousands of dollars. No more. He admitted he is 30 years old and did all texting from Nigeria. You must tell your mother this.

Feb 01, 2020
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Help, 86yo Mother getting Scammed
by: Anonymous

My mother loves to play WWF. She has recently started texting a lot. I became suspicious and started peeking at her texts.

Not sure of many details, but here’s what I know.

Maybe James, name he uses. Works in Ireland I think. Daughter named Tammy, nurse.

With the little I have been able to see, sound familiar?

How do I approach her without embarrassment

Feb 01, 2020
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Sylvester Rodriguez WWF and Hangouts
by: Anonymous

Scammer! Starter on words with friends, moved to Hangouts and will charm you, ask you for cards and send you a pic of Doug Kiesewetter. He will also ask you to check the balance in his bank account and give you the information. He is romantic and funny.

Beware of this guy! WWF Sylvester (R) and Hangouts Sylvester Rodriguez.

Shame on you Fake Sylvester.

Feb 01, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

ETHAN HART.

I was doing good for a while scammer free than BAM!!

Feb 01, 2020
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Sam Rosenbauer - harris52mark
by: Anonymous

SCAMMER - smooth chatting, handsome photo. Maxed out, playing 30 on WWF TODAY. Very smooth.

Authorities notified. Says a offshore oil rig contractor.

Feb 01, 2020
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Mathew Daniel
by: Anonymous

I love tripping them up. It really makes them mad. The lies they make are so dumb. Block them and mute them on WWF and do not go offsite. Maybe we can stop this nefarious ring of criminals. Report

Feb 01, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

I have always known it was not the person in the photo scamming rather it is a scammer who has stolen the identity of someone else’s photo.

I feel sorry for the person whose photo is being used.

Jan 31, 2020
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Matthew daniel 962
by: Anonymous

Another scammer claiming to be an engineer raising kids alone. Played a few words then he started in with the B.S. and suddenly wanted to see me and have me email pictures and then he got confused and was sending me messages meant for someone else lol

Jan 31, 2020
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What’s up with that
by: Anonymous

I had Pual Raymon play me once and then I wouldn’t fall for his scam so he resigned. That was three weeks ago. Since then two different times during the night he has started multiple games and then resigned them. I don’t understand this. This morning I had four he resigned before I even saw them.

Is this another scam method? I have now blocked him but I am sure he has another alias as some are the same people using multiple names.

Anyone else have this happen?

Jan 31, 2020
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Scam
by: Anonymous

Would like to inform everyone that it is not always the person scamming behind a profile but it could be a genuine honest person who has had their ID and details stolen /hacked etc. This I am fully aware of as my fiancé has had his ID and pics stolen and the person who stole them is the scum behind his profile now.

I can categorically state that he isn’t on Words with friends or any other social site come to that, so please remember that it isn’t the name who is the scammers but those hiding behind the profile.

Thank you for reading this as it is stressing us both out now.

Jan 31, 2020
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New Jerks - Beware
by: Anonymous

Dr. David Mark - Says he is a orthopedic surgeon from San Antonio, TX working for the UN.

Lawrence Nicholas - Construction supervisor in Qatar but the structure isn't stable and though he is a millionaire needs $3500 to secure correct building materials - lives are in danger.

Jeffrey Davis - Says he is an Engineer working for Schlumberger in Houston. Bank freezes his account and he needs to appear in person to get it fixed.

David Guillermo - Just signed a contract leaving for the Gulf, says he lives in Flagami only wants to communicate through What's App.

Jordan Brett - Yandex has him as several other names; supervisor on a rig in the Gulf.

Davis Ken - Retiring after his last contract in Alaska.

Michael Donaldson - Creep, does not let go, sends pictures that are also found through Yandex of his home in Cleveland but has a backwards sticker of an American flag on them, good for a laugh.

Jan 31, 2020
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Ogaga Akoh
by: Anonymous

Ogaga Akoh... Excellent player...too good to be true

Jan 30, 2020
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Operating engineer
by: Anonymous

I’m playing someone who I think isn’t just planted but I feel is a robot. Haven’t replied to her robotic messages but she is either a genius or I’m a Dutchman. She is called operating engineer and I have never lost games by hundreds of points and am quite a good player.

Jan 30, 2020
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Frank Gorenc
by: Anonymous

Picture is of an older 4 star general. He just started a challenge and sent 2 messages. The first one was at midnight saying Hello. The second message was at 2:00 am and a nasty one asking why I didn’t respond to his messages. I sleep at that time.

He is obviously a scammer from Nigeria.

Jan 30, 2020
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Mark Laurel
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this love scammer, his name is Mark Laurel Smith he works as an engineer on an oil platform off the coast of Ireland, he sits or sat on Instagram and on LinkedIn.

Jan 30, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

They all have the same stories, in the military or working on oil rigs. They are widowers with children. I played with one and said I was a widow with children. I never heard from the person again. Maybe they recognised their own script.

Jan 30, 2020
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List of scammers
by: Anonymous

These are widowers working on oil rigs so beware and block on Words with Friends.

DavidGarrett690,

CregScott45

Jan 30, 2020
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Magnus Lawrence /
by: Anonymous

Told me he works in the Tonga’s Forest in Alaska. Daughter died during childbirth and he looks after his grandson. Says he is 56 years old. Sent standard scammers messages - all with honey, babe etc never my name. Sent me loads of pics supposedly of him. Wanted to call me but said his video call didn’t work (as if!!)

Sent me a really dodgy video (don’t even ask 🙈 )

Jan 30, 2020
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Terrance Scott Brandon
by: Anonymous

Player id: terrancescottbrandon9945

Guy is very persistent even when I stated I don’t provide personal information. Quickly wanted to move to google hangouts. Said I didn’t have a google account. He asked what mail I had? My response was USPS.

He said well that will work, what is your address. I said maybe we had a miscommunication as I don’t provide information including mail or email address.

Poof he disappears.

These people drive me nuts as they certainly don’t take no for an answer

Jan 30, 2020
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More Scammers
by: Anonymous

They seem to show up when you play Duels or Lightning Rounds.

Jack Morrison and David Phillips. You would think they would come up with a new story line other than my wife died of cancer and I have a young daughter.

Jan 30, 2020
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Curious
by: Anonymous

Wondering about a guy claiming to be Mark Blakes, lives in Arizona, widowed with 2 kids

Jan 30, 2020
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Anyone encountered Chris Mundo?
by: Anonymous

I rejoined WWF in November 2019 and eventually ended up getting a request from a Chris Mundo. Claims he is 41 years old, was raised in Russia with his mom but dad was an American soldier and he's been in Miami, FL or thereabouts for the past 23 years.

He initiated chat in game with me and after chatting over the couple of days that we played the game, he eventually asked to chat on google hangouts since he's an Army Medic deployed in Kabul, Afghanistan. I've reverse searched all pics he's sent to me and nothing comes up.

I'd never heard of WWF scams but heard of military romance scams and when he asked for an itunes card 1-2 weeks into chatting...it seemed suspicious.

Jan 30, 2020
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Another one to watch
by: Anonymous

If anyone is playing Jason Keith, he is using stolen pictures of a minister by the name of Daniel Brown Phd, same story, contractor on rig, wife died of cancer, ect ect.

They are like roaches, they don't die, they just multiply, so stay vigilant ladies, I got your back.

Jan 30, 2020
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A few more to watch for
by: Anonymous

David Erik Cattaneo - a sailor working under the UN and lives in California.

Eric Brown - a widowed engineer on an oil rig in Scotland with a 16 year old daughter who lives with friends in the states.

Bernard Bruno - a widowed oil rig engineer working in New Mexico and has 2 daughters who have a nanny in Ohio.

Jan 29, 2020
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Alexander Leo
by: Anonymous

Claims he is "a military doctor of the United States Army who currently serves as commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC) and Deputy Commander of United States Forces" and wants me to chat on gmail hangout.

I’m intrigued as to how he is going to ask me for money. I can’t find his spiel in a Google search, but it’s clearly copied and pasted. His photo also doesn’t show up. Maybe he’s the genuine article!

Jan 29, 2020
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Sonia santos
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of sonia santos? Is she a scammer? She is trying hard to get my husband to talk to her on words with friends. He won't reply to her chat

Jan 29, 2020
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Lots of them
by: Anonymous

Mostly older guys who just started playing very recently. Seek out women - mostly older women. Always very sad story.

Don't fall for them.

Jan 29, 2020
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4 star general!
by: Anonymous

This scammer has balls, to use the reputable name, John R. Allen and photo of this 4-star general (looks to be at an official engagement or press conference, US flag in background) to try to pick up women on WWF. Says he's on peace keeping mission in Afghanistan.

Do not engage this guy. Needs reporting to the US Military.

Jan 29, 2020
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Wwf 2
by: Anonymous

I have been playing 6 yrs and the scammers get worse. I basically block 3 a day. I love playing the game and I have played long enough to have legit regulars but these scammers are bad.

Basically they are from California but in a foreign country and they steal pics from fb accounts and I reported a few that were fake fb accounts. They ask too much personal information on you instantly and they have a major sob story, wife and child killed in a accident.

Please god never send $$$ or talk to that person to that extent to where they ask. Just report them and delete them

Be careful people and enjoy the game

Jan 28, 2020
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Dave ☘☘☘
by: Anonymous

Heads up ladies. Profile pic is Juan Soler, Argentine actor and his daughter. You are being scammed and he's good.

Jan 28, 2020
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Dont tell them how to play better
by: Anonymous

DO NOT GIVE THESE SCAMMERS INFORMATION ON HOW TO BE A BETTER CROOK. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH THESE SCUM BAGS CALL THEM OUT WITHOUT TELLING THEM HOW YOU KNOW. I TELL THEM I WORK IN DC AND I AM AN ADVOCATE FOR SENIORS. AS WE PLAY ALONG I TELL THEM I JUST PUT THREE SCAMMERS IN JAIL.

I LIKE TO PUT THE SCARE OF LAW IN THEM.

Jan 28, 2020
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Magnus Lawrence
by: Anonymous

Wanted me to do "hangouts ", but I said I had nothing to share. He told me he was divorced with a daughter, working as an Oil Rigger. He wanted more info from me, but I didn’t offer much. He quit the game immediately. Was fishing!

Jan 28, 2020
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Oshin V-ewe
by: Anonymous

Starts 2/3 games and is able to play all 3 answers within a minute-and top scoring words ! Not a bot. Just a cheat! Avoid!

Jan 28, 2020
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Tony Ronnie
by: Anonymous

Tony Ronnie is a scammer

Jan 28, 2020
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Have you noticed
by: Anonymous

Most of the scammers have a gmail account. The will add numbers after their last name. They also have not played for a while but their game number is high. I will ask them to send me money because they make more than me.

That tends to end their interest. I wonder how much they collect if money is sent to them?

Jan 28, 2020
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Don’t teach the scammers to be better
by: Anonymous

I understand the reasons that you know they were a scammer but you’re actually training them to be better scammers next time around. So keep your comments to yourself and just block them.

Do not teach them to be a better scammer for the next person!

Jan 28, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Ron Handover. He's very slick. He sends songs and encourages you to send your email. He is a scammer.

Please beware. He says he's a captain working with the Us Army in Kabul Afghanistan.

Jan 28, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Sometimes I play along with their chat lines, just for fun, listening to their fantastic tales of woe and grief, catching them out and confronting them with their inconsistencies. Sometimes I even give them a list of reasons (based on my observations and the hundreds of other women who post on here) why their conversations tell me they are obviously a scammer. I never go off the site to chat and so far, have never been asked for money or iTunes cards.

I find that if I don’t respond to their initial and second "hello" they soon drop out of the game.

Carry on posting and exposing the scammers on this site people. I love to hear how everyone else deals with them.

Jan 28, 2020
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Playing the game
by: Anonymous

I play the game sometimes with these scammers. They all use the same script. When the game is finished I block them.

Jan 27, 2020
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Tommy Wyatt
by: Anonymous

Tommy Wyatt is a scammer

Jan 27, 2020
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Daniel Freeman2020
by: Anonymous

Scammer. Handsome picture but then he admitted he’s a black man from Africa. He said I would not talk to him if he had his picture there. What is wrong with these people.

It’s so creepy when you find they are lying and using another picture. Why and how are these guys still on WWF? Just don’t even want to play anymore.

Feeling discouraged 🙁

Jan 27, 2020
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Mute conversations!
by: Anonymous

I too have been scammed from an orthopedic surgeon that contracts with UN, but no I didn’t give him money but he asked!

I get three or four men daily that I suspect are scammers. This has turned into a tiresome ordeal. I NEVER answer their questions anymore. I mute the conversation! A Little later they resign. I play to keep my brain sharp and to relax. Sadly theses days that’s not working.

These men are absolutely heartless, watch out women.

Mute !

Jan 27, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for the player "Courage I" he is a scammer!! Wanted my credit card info after just a few moves into the game!! I said thats funny i was going to ask you the same thing lol!!

Then I said I was an engineer on an oil rig going to Nigeria lol. He blocked me hahaha

Jan 26, 2020
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James Harrison
by: Sandie

Claims to be a doctor for the United Nations in Israel using the same photo of dr Fernando pinto.

Jan 26, 2020
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Edward Hill, Chris James, David George, Dr. Malike
by: Anonymous

The above losers are just a few of the annoying and overwhelming number of scammers who are ruining this game. They all use the same tired story line, widowed, working in the North Sea, need money for broken equipment.

A no to their request for money is met with a verbal onslaught filled with profanity. I never left the WWF site and had to deal with these creeps. So tired of these jerks.

Jan 26, 2020
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Dr Thomas or Bernardo Bryan
by: Anonymous

This person is posing as these people on WWF. He takes pics from a doctor from Brazil and uses them for his personal reasons. Claims he is an Orthopedic Surgeon in Afghanistan and soon says his account is frozen so asks for gift cards.

Beware!!!! The doctor pics that he uses are the really Dr. Fernando Pinto. Look it up.

Jan 26, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Ladies do not go off site with these guys. To start with you can get hacked. Just ask Jeff Bezo about WHatsApp. And they are all scammers and everything they say is a lie. Why would you get whatsapp to talk to these creeps. I play them on WWF give them a bunch of bull and then delete them. Never ever give them a real name or any real information. I just tell them a bunch of lies.

Jan 26, 2020
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Same old story
by: Anonymous

Tyler Gilbert
James Azzo

Oil workers/engineers. Both widows with daughters. Both obsessed with me looking after myself. Both con artists

Jan 25, 2020
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MATEO
by: Anonymous

Hi. Watch out for him. I had the same story about MATEO as someone else. Had to go to Mexico wanted Itune vouchers to talk to me. When I said no he tried to make me feel bad so I blocked him. He was very convincing lots of phone calls/ video chats . Even sent a video of him on the boat going to Mexico !!!!

Jan 25, 2020
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WWF SCAMMERS
by: Anonymous

Ladies be careful. There are so many scammers on WWF. To name a few

TOMAS,
MATEO,
MAGNUS LAWRENCE THOMAS ( now called. GREG WALKER.)

They all chat and asked if you’re married then all of a sudden they love you!, They all suddenly have to work on an oil rig or train in Mexico and need your money to help them look after their child. They will try anything to get your money.

Was even told I was heartless because I would not send Itune vouchers to support an imaginary daughter in a boarding school!!!

DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY. THEY ARE NOT FOR REAL.

Jan 25, 2020
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Daniel Freeman
by: Anonymous

Started a game immediately after a lightning round. He won’t answer any questions and is quite hostile if you ask him questions. Yandex image shows the picture of a male model with 15 hairstyles for older men with grey hair. I asked him if he was a model. Said it made him blush. Refused to play game or answer questions.

Beware of him. Curious if others had contact with him. Only playing since December.

Jan 25, 2020
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Maxwell Quintin
by: Anonymous

He is not who he sas he is. He scammed me for 15,000.00 because I fell hook line and sinker. His stories dont make sense. Beware. Do your research. He originally started out as Jordan Christopher. He will tie your life up. He professes to be a God fearing man. He gets mad when you question him. He takes more from you than you get from him.

He left an oil rig on Jan 4,2020. He was supposed to go back to Poland to put things in order and visit with his two kids, Lisa and Kelvin. I have posted pictures of Mr. Quintin under Jordan Christopher on this site

Jan 25, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I have so many of them. A good majority of them cheat. I give them all the same story and then laugh. They want to go to hangouts, WhatsApp (where Jeff Bezo just got hacked). I say these are safe and I will have my computer guy look at them.

Give them the run around for days. They say I dont want to lose you, you are my soulmate blah blah blah.

Then I delete them HAHAHA

Jan 25, 2020
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Can we chat somewhere else
by: Anonymous

Congratulations you did not succumb. These people look innocent enough but they are nefarious. Do not give out any information. Do not let them access your contacts or give out any personal financial information.

Play the game only or block and delete.🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

Jan 25, 2020
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Maxwell Quintin
by: Anonymous

Yandex shows a picture of Tom Anderson. Very chatty, civil engineer in Alaska. Working at 4:00 am on a Saturday. Divorced and wants you to get hangouts. Watch out ladies. Again, he started a game immediately after lightning round.

I always see who is on each team, check their profile and count to 10. Yep, that’s how long it takes for them to start a game. It’s pretty predictable who will start a game after lightning round.

Try it😂😂

Jan 24, 2020
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Nite nite
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Nite Nite Sweet Dreams. That is a scammers favorite saying at night. Also Good Morning my world. A nickname they use for everyone might be Boo

Jan 24, 2020
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Can we chat somewhere else?
by: Anonymous

I have only been playing WwF for about 6 weeks or so & didn't know about these scammers. When this male with a generic sounding name asked to play I accepted. His photo looked innocent enough. I thought it was unusual that he started chatting, asking questions, offering information about himself, but I politely & cautiously engaged.

By the end of the game he asked if we could chat somewhere else. I challenged this request with lots of my own questions & the next day all trace of him was gone from my Words app. That's when I did more research & found this 'scams' page.

I'd like to think the real person in his profile pic would be proud of me.

Jan 24, 2020
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Another oil rigged
by: Anonymous

Morrison Alfred supposedly a widowed oil rigger from Italy living in California. I said to him his name certainly does not sound Italian, and insisted he was.

Jan 24, 2020
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Same old story
by: Anonymous

Tyler Gilbert
James. Azzo

Want to WhatsApp or go to Hangouts. Widowed with a daughter. Claim to live in America but are working In oil. Obsessed that you're looking after yourself. Wholly uninformed. Intense. I'm not lonely just like scrabble. These people are total jerks. Anyway thanks for the site. Off. To work now.

Jan 23, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Played with Allen.Galloway800. Asked way too many questions, wanted my cell number. I refused, then he asked if I was on Hangout.

Jan 23, 2020
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

Said his name is michael john. Said he was in Aberdeen for work. After a few loving messages im the one he loves etc. He wanted me to send a card 100$ as he hadn't heard from his children's nanny and wanted to talk to his kids. I told him to go to the shop and top his phone up. He then said he had an accident and sent a picture in hospital.

Then he said he had just landed in Aberdeen and the cab driver attacked him and left him for dead. He needs money for hospital treatment. I said you're in Britain and the NHS is free. I also said my son is in the police force in Aberdeen and he would look into it but he still asked for a card so I told him he would have to wait till the weekend till the messages were checked so he has told me to block him

Jan 23, 2020
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Michael Anderson 0666
by: Anonymous

Same story as the others. Supposedly living in Scotland. Level 1 player. Widowed with a son. Extremely interested in asking me personal questions while playing 3 point words. When I pointed out that he wasn’t playing, it seems like he turned on a bot.

I told him it would be my last game and he turned if off. He was quick to ask me to go on What’s App and got weird when I didn’t respond. I wrote something in Nigerian Pidgin and disappeared.

Jan 23, 2020
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Mateo Magnus Lawrence Thomas
by: Anonymous

Mateo is def a scammer. Talked to him for about 5 weeks. Kept phoning me, even had a video chat. Then he had to go to Mexico and needed Itunes vouchers so he could talk to me. I did not send any and just blocked him !!!

Has anyone come across Magnus Thomas 477 also known as Lawrence Thomas ??

Jan 23, 2020
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Too Romantic for there own good
by: Anonymous

Block and delete. Run away.

Jan 23, 2020
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More scammers
by: Anonymous

Here is a few more that play on words with friends.
Jordan Christopher
Maxwell Quintin
David Ramon Hatch
Johnnic822
Richard Michaels


Jan 23, 2020
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Too romantic for his own good
by: Anonymous

I think I may be talking to David Williams in disguise. He spoke Spanish and said his mother was from Spain. He also worked on an oil rig. This one does write very well in Spanish and is my Romantico.

Again, he wanted to meet, marry, and meet
within 3 days since I am "the one". Please send more details on David's motis operandi so I can know for sure my Jim is David Thanks cause he sure says all the right things !

Jan 23, 2020
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Two days worth
by: Anonymous

Nelson Gabriel
James Ryan
Alessandro Russo
Mike Willaims
Luke Evans

Got all these in two days

Jan 22, 2020
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Christian Aaron
by: Anonymous

Is anyone else playing him? After reading through these comments, I’m realizing that he’s a scammer. He fits the oil rig, daughter in boarding school, widower description.

I’ve been playing WWF since 2012 and since November 2019, I’ve come across 2 or 3 scammers. Is there a reason for why this seems to be happening more frequently now?

Jan 22, 2020
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Two more names
by: Anonymous

Two names to report on Word With Friends. John Mulligan and Herrick Rory. John was a smooth talker and wanted to meet me at my local airport, said he was a professional petroleum engineer. Wife died in child birth as did his second son.

Said he lived in Lockwood, Ohio, and knew a lot about my religion, his son Tom was in college in California. Well I asked him many questions, and he finally called me, but he sounded like he was from Nigeria, and he also said he was polish, so when I heard his voice I realized it was a scam, blocked him and shut him down.

He never got to ask for money. Took place in January 2020.

Herrick Rory scammed me last year so I knew to be careful.

Jan 22, 2020
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Learned
by: Anonymous

I have learned the hard way that anybody who asks for money, gift cards etc should be blocked and reported. They are all scammers. My closest friends and relatives dont ask for money via app. Are we so desperate for love that we believe these criminals? Time to take their hunting ground down.

Block, delete, report and move on!

Jan 22, 2020
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New scam - forex trading
by: Anonymous

Ladies and gents, the new scam on WWF is to get you guys into Forex trading. So not only do they say they work on oil rigs and whatnot, they say they have a side business doing Forex trading. I haven't gotten all the way through their scam yet, but I'm guessing they'll tell you that if you send them $100 dollars they can guarantee a $1000 return, if you send $200 dollars they can guarantee a $2000 return, etc.

I did a quick google search on Forex trading and just spout out a few facts for them to make them know I already know all about it. It usually throws them off their script at that point :).

Jan 21, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Walter Silverstream
David Morris
Bernard Francis

All fakes

Jan 21, 2020
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Scamming to pay for school
by: Anonymous

Scamming to pay for school. Yes this is a very common reason for them to scam. It is very important in Nigeria to get an education, although I don’t know why because they get out of school and there are no jobs. But I have come across many of them were scamming just to pay for books or for school tuition. The young men are desperate for an education. I have also learned from them it is a status thing for families to be able to see my son or my daughter who is at University graduate

Jan 21, 2020
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Becker Harrison
by: Anonymous

Last played one week ago - 1/14/2020.

I was in a game with him and he stopped playing a week ago. He never asked for anything from me and I am hoping he is not scamming anyone. His stats don’t add up as legit so please beware. His account shows he is in Afghanistan.

Anyone else played with him?


Jan 21, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

So.....I managed to talk to one of the scammers, reversed image search them and confront them. They then came clean and told me (what might be) the truth. Apparently he is trying to scam people for money to pay for school? Not sure if this is real or not, but he told me a lot anyways

Jan 21, 2020
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Scammers on Words
by: Anonymous

I have had so many of these who are oil workers etc and widowers with children. One claimed to be working near Ben Nevis in Scotland which is a mountain not near the coast. I presume they are the same person and they follow the same script asking how my day was, what I do and about my family.

They are also useless on Words. I play the game then block them. One, I followed to the end of the game and when I refused to get Hangouts he told me to f off.

Jan 21, 2020
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So not a doctor!
by: Anonymous

Some guy named BennyBen claims he’s a doctor & my picture has a tool on it used by farmers. I asked if he knew what it was & told me "surgery clip art ".

Uhhh, nope. These guys are exhausting.

Jan 20, 2020
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Doctors in UN
by: Anonymous

Watch out for these scammers. I was contacted by two individuals who both happen to be surgeons from Turkey but working in Yemen for the UN. Wow! what a coincidence!

The first one gave a sob story about how mom is from Kentucky (really?) and dad was from Turkey. Dad was mean, mom died, grew up and met the woman of his dreams, had a kid, she died and now he is crazy about me and wants me to sign up for "Hangouts" so we can chat.

Second guy only got as far as telling me he was a doctor. If you don't know them, deny the game. I had a feeling he was fake. I think doctors would have an extensive vocabulary and would come up with better words than sea, eat, buy, etc. when playing words with friends.

These guys are slick. Be smart ladies!!

Jan 20, 2020
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Willyrobs43
by: Sandy

Scammer uses William's Robert's id and says he lives in Albany by when I asked about snow and he wanted why I was asking questions. Wanted me to give email or go to what's up. I told him I dont give out personal info so just let's play. When I ask a generic question he resigns.

Jan 20, 2020
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Regarding David Nichols
by: Anonymous

A comment on this site is that his photo is of a pink teddy bear. David Nathan bought me a pink teddy bear which he used the photo on his hangout account when he texted/talked with me.

I wonder if this is the same man.

Jan 20, 2020
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John Anthony ( johnathony9070@gmail.com)
by: Anonymous

He says he’s from Sacramento California. A medical doctor who is currently on a contract with United States military team in Somalia. He lost his wife to brain cancer 6 years ago and has one daughter Brianna. Still playing the first game and after a few exchanges of hows your day and what’s the weather like. He then asks for my help. He wants me to buy 3 x $100 iTunes cards. As he can’t get into his laptop and Microsoft is updating.

He got quite angry when I questioned how an iTunes card would allow him to access his laptop. He then said that he needed them so he could get onto his internet. Did question that if he couldn’t get onto the internet how was he able to play on this game.

He gave me his email so that when I get the iTunes cards and scratch the number on the back I can take a picture and email it to him. Told him I was just going to nip to the shops. He said he would wait.

He’ll be waiting a long time.

Jan 20, 2020
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David Smith
by: Anonymous

Claims to be an orthopedic surgeon in Yemen. From Turkey but knew no sites. Lives in USA Florida Jacksonville lol next to Tampa. When I asked where he went to school he said Harvard and I asked where he did his residency and he said on contract in Yemen

Jan 20, 2020
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So Glad There is a Site
by: Anonymous

Jerry Malle - Oil Contractor, has a ten year old daughter Oshyn; starts by wanting a gift card for her birthday, then wants iTunes for him you know his account is frozen, then wants $3200 to repair the rig or he can't come home. I gave him nothing - live video of a guy in Africa, Rika

David Nichols - Profile is a pink teddy bear, says he is a 4 star general and uses pictures of Scott Michelson, wants $750 in iTunes gift cards to fix the signal in a remote place in Afghanistan.

Mark Spiegler - US Army cannot use any of his funds and wants help so his daughter isn't disappointed for her 16th birthday, starts off wanting a game but really wants a gaming system

Jan 19, 2020
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Just Wondering
by: Anonymous

Anyone ever played Words2 with Sam Cultis???

Jan 19, 2020
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Scamer
by: Anonymous

Omer Frauk scammer. Frank lewis scammer from Nigeria uses picture of Danny Gasemy. Rex alexander talks for months in Syria wants to ship package with gold to hold for him. Wants you to send gifts to his son because his account is frozen. I asked where his son was and he told me West Point Academy. His son was 10 now 15 in 4 months. Told him west point is a military academy and he told me to board kids. Told him I would personally visit his son who would be 3 hours away from me. He gave me every excuse then I deleted him.

Jan 19, 2020
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Bring them down
by: Melanie

I check my block page weekly and 90% are still playing. I suggest if all of us posts one user name a day and all of us complained to WWF about him they would get 30-40 complaints and perhaps block the nastier ones.

Davidwarwick454 he stole a pic of a poor chiropractor in Washington state. Said he stole his ID. Says he is from Geneva Switzerland but, was on a nato contract in Yemen as a podiatrist.

He deserves to be banned.

Jan 19, 2020
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Anderson Wood
by: Anonymous

Anyone playing with Anderson Wood? Is he legit?

Jan 19, 2020
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Si.pp.j
by: Anonymous

Not a scammer as such. Just a player who preys on women for his own gratification. In his 50’s with no sex life due to his wife being much older than him and quite rightly uninterested in him, I kind of hope she’s got a lovely affair going behind his back! Avoid! Very boring and inarticulate. Easy to win if you need to increase your stats.

Jan 18, 2020
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Scammer ?
by: Anonymous

Look out for David Hernandez, I believe he is a scammer, smooth with words, wants you to join hangouts or gmail, dr in Libya, widower 1 son etc

Jan 18, 2020
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Scammer David Hackman
by: Lynn

States he is 58 and a Hydro Engineer working in Germany but lives in Florida. Runs into a problem there and needs over 2K.

Jan 18, 2020
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Lisa Kim
by: Anonymous

Anyone know if Lisa Kim is a scammer? She says she’s a stock broker.

Jan 18, 2020
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Bots
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure what the fuss is all about playing bots. I'm playing several. I would much rather be playing a bot instead of a scammer. Embrace it, you're not being harassed by a scammer.

Jan 18, 2020
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Words with Friends scammers
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Jeremy Renner and Paul Michael, they have the same picture on words with friends, and they are scammers.

And I have noticed that these guys use two first names a lot also.

Jan 16, 2020
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Raymond Iahm
by: Anonymous99

Has anyone talked to Raymond Iahm? He says he is 51 years old and from Norway, Viking but lives in London. Has an 8 year old daughter. He has been divorced for 5 years and says his ex-wife is a drunk and drug addict. He says he works in scaffolding.

He's on Instagram as raymondlahm007 and his profile is public so you can see his pictures. I did a reverse image on all the pictures on Yandex and nothing came up. He wanted to talk on WhatsApp and wanted my number. I told him no.

Jan 16, 2020
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Andreas Carstens
by: Anonymous

This guy has a screen name of A. and his ID is Cast'n. He is at a level 7 and has played since 2017. Thought legit until the normal questions how's the weather, are you married with kids, I am a widower with a daughter. So, so, so tired of that. I told him he needs to get a new story because I have heard it so many times before.

Wondering how in the heck he has been on here so long and at a level 7. He just shot my game play out the water because I just delete anyone unless they are at a higher level and have been on WWF for over a year.

Jan 16, 2020
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David Armstrong and Robert
by: Anonymous

Watch out for David Armstrong and Robert. Surprise, David is a widower, one daughter and get this- he is on contract in Alabama. Robert is on contract in Kabul, Afghanistan. Both zeroed in on me in a nanosecond from the lightning rounds. I called it and they hit me up instantly. I’m one of the lucky ones as I have never been asked for $. It is funny when they answer questions wrong. You will give an answer and they are like okay. Are you single?

David went to Case western, lives in Portland, but in Alabama for his last gig before retirement. I did ask him his favorite restaurants in Cleveland and he did a quick google and answered.

Robert is from Hendersonville City, Asheville , is 54 and graduated high school in 1996.😂😂😂

When will they stop.

Jan 15, 2020
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Messing with them turning into a fun game
by: Anonymous

I’ve got Mark Davidson MD3978415 looking to get me on hangout to chat because they don’t want to use the wwf messaging because they don’t want to get scammed.

I am having a delightful time wasting their time engaging with them. I do it with spam callers when I have time 🤣

Jan 15, 2020
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Don't let my mom die.
by: Jake

She (I assume) goes by the name of Tammy Thomas. Straight after taking her first turn she messages me, then after about an hour she suggest we chat on Hangouts. She then tells me she needs $200 to upgrade her phone so she can contact her uncle, so that he can pay for her dying mother's treatment. She will try and guilt trip you by saying don't let my mom die.

Beware folks!

Jan 15, 2020
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Chatting back
by: Anonymous

Yes, I know the scammers. Many say don't engage and block them. Well, I choose the other route and mess with them to waste their time.

Yes, it's sinking to their level but I sick of all the scammers on WWF not to mention the scam phone calls I get as well. Time to teach them a lesson and maybe eventually they will get the hint.

Here are some excepts of our "chats".

Scammer: I am marine engineer on a ship at sea in Istanbul. Me: Nice, what's the name of your ship?
Scammer: It's a vessel. Me: I know it's a vessel but what the name or ID numbers on the ship. Scammer: I already told you a vessel ship.(OK moving on)
Me: What is the name of your company? Scammer: Cargo Shipping Company. Me: Ok, but what shipping company do you work for?

At this point, he starts using profanity and says I belong in a mental hospital.

So before I block and report them, I always end the chat with:

You have been chatting with an agent of the United States Homeland Security cyber criminal division. We work in correlation with the FBI and the EFCC (Nigeria's economic and financial crimes commission). These messages have been tracked to the source and are pending investigation.

Please contact FBI Headquarters at (202) 324-3000. Reference Case Number 867-5309.

Jan 15, 2020
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England scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been scammed by a girl, used the name Sarah but, maybe different name now. 32 lives in England, has a little girl and the little girl has problems and she needs money and wants you to go on hangouts. She won’t have her picture on WWF to entice you to go on hangouts to see what she looks like. Dark hair, brown eyes, young. She looks poor pitiful no make up at first then beautiful with make up and a smile. She does shirt video clips, like 2 to 7 seconds.

I tried Yandex but they couldn’t find her picture. Anyone else have this issue or had contact with her??!

Let me know please.

Jan 15, 2020
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William Bryan
by: Anonymous

Anyone dealing with this one?

Jan 15, 2020
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David Smith
by: Anonymous

OMG. He thought there was something special about me too. You’d think the scammers would change their stories a bit. He was hoping I was a lonely lady but I made it clear I have a fantastic man in my life. He still wanted me. Well I think he wanted money. Lol.

Nope, not going to happen. I blocked him.

Jan 15, 2020
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Never going to be an end to all this
by: Jolly Annoyed

I’ve been writing on here since October and now read all the posts. It’s the same story every time! I’ve quit WWF out of sheer boredom and frustration and now I play BOGGLE. Such fun, and never ever does any opponent try to chat.

I don’t think the scammers have discovered the Boggle game. I’m hoping they never will. My experience in 2019 was a curse on my life for 5 whole months. Beware everyone not to get sucked in.

Happy days!

Jan 14, 2020
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Garrett Adriano
by: Anonymous

To the person you replied about Garrett Adriano please list the names he uses. Currently playing
a game with someone who has a lot of similarities.

Thank you so much!😊

Jan 14, 2020
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Scammers galore
by: Anonymous

David Smith is another scammer. Now his profile is a dog like mine. He knew there was something special about me when he saw my profile. (I was suspicious; googled "family dog", his dog pic is the first image). I usually waste their time, then when they invite me to google hangout I say "no thanks, scammer" and block them.

Jan 14, 2020
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Give me some scammer usernames
by: Anonymous

I need to start games for gift boxes and like wasting their time :).

Jan 14, 2020
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BOTS
by: Anonymous

I too am playing 6 different bots. They are supposedly practice partners, according to a post on here. They never chat, however, they do rematch me, and only once I had one nudge me. So far I see no harm in playing them

Jan 14, 2020
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Nickolas Howard
by: Anonymous

Another scammer from Birmingham, AL. Wife died 5 or so years ago in a horrific car accident. He’s a petroleum engineer, traveled recently to Turkey on a big contract, no children, 51 years old. Couldn’t find anything online about him except a posting here. Wanted to chat in Hangouts.

I confronted him with the earlier post and he said that was so funny what people say. Then he ghosted me and cancelled our game.

Email address is howardnick0664@gmail.com

Jan 14, 2020
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Why?
by: Anonymous

Why do they always ask how the weather is over there?

Jan 14, 2020
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Hello dear
by: Anonymous

I can tell they're scammers when they say hello dear, are widowers from Texas or allegedly in the military, but chat in broken English despite being born and raised in Texas 🙄

Jan 14, 2020
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David William
by: Anonymous

Actually played some decent words and then began a conversation - ‘What is the weather like where you are playing from?’ Obvious scammer Im afraid

Jan 13, 2020
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Is this a scammer?
by: Anonymous

Why would a guy post two different pics?

Jan 13, 2020
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BOTS as well
by: Anonymous

I too have several games going on with Bots. I think I am currently playing 6 different Bots. I figured I am not having to ward off scammers and don’t mind playing then.

At least I know they are not going to start a chat with me.

Jan 13, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Bill Morgan
Bennett Murphy
Broda Collins
Paul Raymond
All scammers on Words

Jan 13, 2020
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Words with friends scammers are women too!
by: Anonymous

Anyone get scammed by a girl named Sarah claiming to be 32 having problems with her daughter. Lives in England. Won’t show her picture on words wants you to go to hangouts. Starts with no make up sad pics then boom, lovely with make up and all happy and asks for money.

Jan 13, 2020
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Micheal st john
by: Anonymous

Anyone talking to him? Says he works for Southwest Airlines but going to retire. Worked 14 years lol. Better English than most. Still a scammer I am 99% sure

Jan 13, 2020
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Bots
by: Anonymous

Anyone else see an increase of robots playing? First, I have to weed through all the scammers. Now, I have bots play me. At first I was excited to have someone actually play against me who wasn't a scammer only to find out they are bots.

Their profiles seemed normal: Playing for years, profile pic of a dog or normal looking person (no supermodels). Then the red flags started kicking in. Never a green light when they're supposedly online, average 20 to 50 point words then play 3 point words, never on the "standings" or in my friends list. I even messaged them "are you a robot?".

Go figure, no response from all 3 of them.

Does anyone actually want to play the game anymore?

Jan 12, 2020
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Joe cross 1960
by: Anonymous

Finally told me what he wanted.
GIFT CARDS
Of course.
I said Goodbye.

I knew it was coming.
I was waiting and ready.

Jan 11, 2020
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dawn thomsen (dawn33)
by: Anonymous

This girl states shes a mother of 4 yet she only has 2 out of five children she had abandoned. Says she looking whats out there. She has a deadbeat boyfriend and just looking to bail on someone else. Her 6 year old pictures she profiles is when she had teeth. She is 30 pounds heftier and exploits her 34d chest with a bra 2 sizes smaller. Nothing but a free rider. Look out for this one men

Jan 11, 2020
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Micheal owen
by: Anonymous

Using all the right photos for Owen. Military man man working in Afghanistan. Sends sick photos of army men being killed. Digs of where he is, Meeting Room. Says he has been shot. Sends another photo. All false. Then asks for money to get back home.

All his pictures he takes are from Owen a military sergeant.

Jan 11, 2020
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Michaelgrayson66
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this player. He is very nice and kind. Like so many others that have been reported his wife died of cancer, his daughter is in boarding school and he is in Afghanistan as a soldier. He sent some pics for me and when I searched them they belong to another guy in California.

He is a smooth operator and got around to asking for money (that he would repay of course)

Jan 11, 2020
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Kendra KK or Kendra Carl
by: E J

She started off playing a couple words, then she started the usual conversation. Talked back and forth for a while. She claimed her father died and mother is in a home. She is an only child. So for fun I kept talking to her. SHe sent me pics.

Her sentence construction was not normal conversational English. When I told her I wouldn't send her $100 or $200 she actually kept talking to me. Said she lived in Beverly Hills.

Obvious scammer, but kind of fun to mess with her (if she is really a her)

Jan 10, 2020
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John William
by: Anonymous

Started with asking about the weather where I am. Quickly went to asking me to go Hangouts to chat. Engineer, single dad with a daughter (widowed). Said he was from "France Paris", but had been in the US for 35 years. His syntax told me otherwise. His profile pic was Paul Hollywood. Asked for my email and cell phone number.

I blocked him.

Jan 10, 2020
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How do they do it?
by: Anonymous

Yet another scammer Cooper Griffiths but also goes by the name Cooper Morgan. He joined on Dec 24th 2019 and already level 12 ? Yet his words and scores are really low. How do they manage it?

Any ideas ?

Jan 10, 2020
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Nice guy
by: Anonymous

Reading these make me realize that I am not the only one who has fallen victim to the oh so nice, patient, everyday guy, that asks for nothing. We played for months, then we moved to text messages for weeks, sent pictures back and forth, and he did ask me to call him, and as soon as I did, he disappeared.

He uses different pictures but his user name is Strive For greatness. Don't fall for this guy as he is a smart scammer but of course he can change that at any time.

Jan 10, 2020
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Robert Gustave
by: Anonymous

Another one for you ladies to watch out for. His username is robertgustave000. He cheats as well. Says he is a New Zealander (Maori) living in Austin Tx. Currently in Turkey with the Armedforces. He doesn't have a profile pic and, when I said I wanted to know who I was talking to he promised to get a picture taken this morning at great risk to himself (!!).

He emailed it to me an hour ago and I immediately reverse imaged it. Bingo!! It's plastered all overall the internet. He's now blocked and reported.

Be careful; he seemed an ok guy and was keen to talk to me about Maori culture

Jan 10, 2020
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Alexa Dimitrov
by: Anonymous

This is something new. So, I have this said person playing legit games with me for several weeks. Then, I started getting scammers by other names since I started playing with "her." Like other people have posted with the said name with a variation, she does not start conversations with you. Plays well. Just blocked her after viewing a post from this site. Thank you.

Jan 10, 2020
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It’s a mystery!
by: Anonymous

How do the scammers reach level 3 in two days?
This guy joined on January 8th 2020 but he is already on Level 3 ??

Anyone else noticed this?

Jan 10, 2020
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Not just Nigeria is correct!!!
by: Anonymous

I believe the comment concerning all nationalities is correct and spot on.
As far as the game site itself, I certainly believe they are attempting to counteract this problem. Their recent hack has put them on high alert making it impossible for them to not counteract.

I myself have seen an increase in bots playing and noticed one of the bots take their turn as soon as I returned back on lines hours later. They definitely know when you go off line and back on so there is definitely something going on.

Now with all that said I have seen some high scores and high wins who are just as guilty as scamming as the knuckle heads with low scores.
I spoke with one or rather he spoke mostly and he was filthy. I was doing a search as he talked. His game was naked photos and blackmail.

Best to leave them alone.

Jan 09, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Jay Carter
Henry Travis

Jan 09, 2020
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Never chat with them anywhere else
by: Anonymous

Never go offsite with these people. I always tell them I have lots of friends and much to busy. Which is true but they say how lonely they are and how they lost their wife and maybe their child and parent in a car accident. I have heard this hundreds of times.

I have no reaction for them at all. I told the last one he could set up a support group on WWF for guys who are widowed. He says really how many do you know. I told him hundreds.

Then he says lets forget about that ok? 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Jan 09, 2020
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Scammers
by: Beverley

I get them regularly, always American, all have poor English and all want to chat about your personal circumstances. Check their profile, normally you are their first opposition.

If you ask them if they are scammers or query anything they say, they disappear without trace

Jan 08, 2020
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Not all Scammers are from Nigeria, India, and Malaysia
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone. I would like to let you know that not all the scammers on here are from Nigeria, India, and Malaysia. Yes most are from Nigeria. But I have had scammers from the US, England, and Australia. Some of these guys have been on here for many years. And they wait for YOU to want to take the conversation off the game.

They are just like your brother or cousin, nice, caring, loving, into football, country music, camping and seem perfect. Good looking, call you sweet names after a bit.

They are perfect experienced scammers. You invite them to talk elsewhere because they don't bug you to do it. They patiently wait. Then after you and him start chatting on the phone, or on a chat site like months later then the crisis start.

Money money money needed. Remember it's not just Nigerians. It is all colors, all nationalities, all countries, races, denominations. I even had a scammer who posted as a Preacher. Pretty sick.

Jan 08, 2020
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Amused
by: Anonymous

I find the scammers add another kind of excitement to the game. I enjoy toying with them, some of their beliefs are ridiculous.

Jan 08, 2020
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More names
by: Anonymous

Scammers:
Mark Mike,
Peter1,
Johnny Morrison,
Kevin Wilson,
Barry Andrew,
Jack Norman,
Larry Walton,
Bryan Aurelio,
Lawren Spincer,
Grant Miller,
Harry Maxwell Franklin,
Clark Wilson,
Charles Hartley,
Pastor Peter Anderson,
Aaron Jay,
Frank Jerry,
Wasonwaiter2,
Jake Stewart,
Jordanwitcher2,
Jackson Stevenson,
Frank Miller,
James Alexander Powei,
Aaron Louis,
David William,
Mark William,
Thomas Walden,
Louis Stammer,
David Hasselhoff.

Jan 08, 2020
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Hangout and Joe Cross
by: Anonymous

They want to get you on hangout or WhatsApp to ask for money. I have reported so many of these guys hundreds are blocked and only the ones that ask for money on WWF have had their accounts disabled.

I never ever go off the game with them. Tell them my IT security wont allow it lol. I am soon deleted. I have meet some very nice guys on here and you can immediately tell they are not scammers. We have been friends for years.

There are a lot of scammer that use Joe Cross pics lol

Jan 08, 2020
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Richard Murphy
by: Anonymous

I’ve actually seen him on a male scammer site as other names. He uses the same pictures all the time!

Jan 07, 2020
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DAVID NEWMAN
by: Anonymous

Most if not ALL scammers are new to the game and have a single digit or very little win. So ALWAYS CHECK their profile if you accepted a new game from someone. DAVID NEWMAN portrays as a Military Surgeon who Claims to be stationed in Syria for seven months. He claims that his wife died while delivering a baby so he lost both of his wife and child. Then he came up with this idea of his credit card being compromised and that he cannot use his cc anymore since he was outside the States, the company wasn't able to send him a new one.

So then he told me that he was sponsoring a child and that he needed to send $700 to buy school supplies Blah! Blah! Blah! I also encountered two different males with two different names (forgot their names it's been a while ago). Both work on oil rigs as engineers. I am just too smart to fall for these stupid losers way of scheming people.

Jan 07, 2020
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Scammers names Captain Paul and Flavio
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Captain Paul and A Flavio on Words with friends 2. Two hears breaking scammers asking for money for their children about to have heart operations of their pet! Both American. One working for US military in Dubai and the other on a UN Ship.

I can see Caption Paul is still playing so watch out!

Jan 07, 2020
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Joe Cross
by: Anonymous

If Joe Cross disappeared from your games it is because I reported him to Zynga. His photos are of the REAL Joe Cross and he is not that man. He says his DOB is May 14, 1960 and the REAL Joe Cross was born May 30, 1966. Then he says not to believe the internet. I found it on Wikipedia. I found his photos on Yandex.images as being used by scammers. I am not stupid as he wants me to believe.

Please ladies act fast and shut these guys down!
Research, Block, Delete.

No sympathy as they have no feelings for you.
They love your money, not you.

Together we can wipe out scamming!!!

Jan 07, 2020
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Hangout App
by: Anonymous

What is the appeal for these scammers to get you on Hangout?

Jan 07, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

I've now been playing with 3 different scammers in the space of a day. Seems the play the lightening round and find their victims there. Names are David Morris no profile photo on his account. Bryan David and Walter Silverstream

Jan 06, 2020
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I love the block and report function
by: Anonymous

So. These scammers are catching on. Some have really high levels but have only been playing a year or less. As soon as one messages asking personal info, I tell them I’m not there to share info, I don’t care what they do for a living, don’t care to know anything personal at all, and to either play the game or move on.

It works immediately with some. Others pretend they too are fed up. A recent one did the word alaye after my lecture so I came here and found references to that. Very helpful. I reported and blocked him immediately as he was claiming to be military.

So. Latest scammers and I still see them playing wwf are :

Eric G. Photo of middle aged man. Level 1.

Michael David. Photo of middle aged man. Level 7

Dave J using photo of Paul Hollywood whom he claims to know. Level 1.

V.m111 using photo of man with a dog level 5. Claims he is from ‘Dallas Houston’.

I’m sure there are more. I’m hopeful they will move on to some other app.

Jan 06, 2020
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A Nice Guy
by: Anonymous

Most of these people are so easy to spot, but I had one that even had me thinking he was a nice guy, this may be a new thing. He has been playing a few years, he carries on a real conversation, knows music, has a normal delivery job, watches football, Is not pushy, is not on all the time, does want you to text him and send pictures after a while, but understands if you don't want to.

I swear I still don't know what he was after unless it was a phone number. Oh also I tried the thing you know ; send me a picture of you with your right hand on your head; He did that. Just letting you guys know there are some fakes that are different so keep your guard up at all times.

Jan 06, 2020
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George Davis
by: Anonymous

Another chancer who claims to be an engineering contractor, a single dad with a kid. Desperate to get you to chat via email or google hangouts. Why does WWF not close their on-line chat as it’s really not needed and would save so much misery and deceit

Jan 06, 2020
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Scammers don’t deserve pity
by: Anonymous

To anyone who feels sorry for these scammers, befriends them, or wants to go visit them, you need to do your research! The Nigerian scamming ring is one of the largest, most dangerous and richest on earth; these scammers make BILLIONS of dollars a year scamming innocents victims!

They are shown dressed in expensive clothing, gold necklaces, using iPhones, and laughing about the people they have scammed. You are a fool and target to them! When confronted, their language is foul and full of expletives. They will attempt any measures to steal. Why would you feel sorry for a liar and thief. They don’t need or deserve your pity.

Their victims are the ones who are suffering. Omg!

Jan 06, 2020
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Dont Talk To Them
by: Anonymous

Firstly they are not hard to spot at all, asking very personal questions up front and trying to get you to another chat app is a dead give away. Tell them to take a hike or better yet do not accept the chat request.

As for the one wanting to visit - that is not wise at all. This is why it continues, people giving them money. They are not as poor as you think for a start and they dont care about you just your wallet. There has been current affairs segments in my country about these scammers and believe me they think its the easiest way to work without actually working. They said up front while - and I quote - stupid women give them money they keep doing it.

No I have never been scammed, but then I have no trust in someone on the internet I dont know wanting my private information. So I consider myself lucky.

Jan 05, 2020
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Majority of Scammers
by: Anonymous

To the bleeding heart of the poor scammers. Please pray for someone else. There are billions of poor people on this planet. Most don't lie and scam in order to get iTunes gift cards. Think about it, if they are so poor -how do they have access to a phone/computer/internet to ask for money? What money are they using to pay for those services?

There are millions of homeless people in the US. Pray for them. Our government isn't helping them. It's a shame that we have tent cities in the US and everyday I see people on the streets begging for a job and food. Write to our government, your local government to help them.

Scamming is a business for them. They all use the same play book. Don't give them your pity.

Jan 05, 2020
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Garrett Adriano
by: Anonymous

Someone asked twice on Dec 4th if anyone had conversations with Garrett Adriano. I did for about 3 weeks. I finally caught on that something was strange as I could find an internet thumbprint of Garrett.

Through research on Yandex using his WWF picture, I found he has a long list of names he uses. As sweet as he is through conversation...and he almost had me...Garrett Adriano is in deed a SCAM.

Jan 05, 2020
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Victor Pender
by: Anonymous

User is: Victorpender
Playing since Nov 2019. Played a couple of games with me, each word play was high scoring. Said he lived in Miami. Tried to reverse image his profile pic as I am sure I have seen similar pics before, but was unsuccessful with a match.

He must have got upset with me as I refused to upload a picture of myself as my profile picture, and as of this morning he disappeared.

Jan 04, 2020
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Majority of scammers
by: Anonymous

I agree with the person who has a heart about these poor people. I have befriended many of them and plan to visit them this year. They cant help being poverty stricken in a country that doesn’t care whether they live or die. Yes there are the scumbags who scam for cars and electronics and to them i say go to hell! But the majority are very poor just trying to feed.

Jan 04, 2020
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Re: Majority of Scammers are Poor
by: Wendy K

Do you have a clue how many billions these scammers rake in that belonged to a lot of older women across the world. Many had to sell their houses, sell their vehicles, had their bank accounts cleaned out of all savings.

I do not agree with you regarding becoming friends as the majority get real nasty once they know you will not give them one cent. The foul language far surpasses many words I have seen on Facebook.

I recommend do not talk or play with them but instead report them on WWF and block them on everything.

They are 👿 and evil.

Jan 04, 2020
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Reverse Image Search
by: Wendy K.

Do a screenprint and save the photo

FREE SITES

Yandex.images.
CLICK ON CAMERA
CLICK ON YOUR PHOTOS
SELECT PHOTO
IT WILL UPLOAD AND MATCHES DISPLAY

Tineye
CLICK ON THE UP ARROW
SELECT PHOTO
RESULTS APPEAR

I prefer Yandex.images

Jan 04, 2020
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Majority of Scammers are poor and hungry
by: Anonymous

Yes there are sleazy scammers all over the world. But, there are very young men and woman from Nigeria who are forced to scam because of no jobs at all, and no help from their government. Yes it is wrong. They do it for food, clothing, to make ends meet. Have you ever seen the living conditions? Again, it's wrong! But we need to pray and the world needs to help these people in a poorer country so they don't feel they have a choice but to scam to survive. Sad it all is. I know scamming is scamming, whether it's the 15 year old with no food for his parents and siblings, or the scumbag driving around in a Mercedes from California. But yet a feel for these poor Nigerians. Let's pray and befriend them. You don't have to send money. Just care.

Jan 04, 2020
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Sterling bruce
by: Anne

This is the latest scammer beware. He claims his parents, wife and only daughter passed away and he is left with 2 grandchildren. He claims he works on oil rigs in Australia Northern Territory. He asks for amazon gift cards. He uses images of a man called Allen Evans and his family.

Jan 04, 2020
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Reverse image search
by: Anonymous

Do you all pay for this service? I’d love to see whose image my scammers are using, but I am too cheap to pay for this service. I love how you play a lightning round and get 1 or 2 new players instantly. These guys are relentless.

Funny, I never got to the point of them asking for money or cards- they had me at oil rig, widower, nanny, boarding school😂😂. Time for a break. Keep these comments coming. I find them entertaining.

Jan 03, 2020
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Scammer frank kewis
by: Anonymous

Lives in Nigeria, 25 years old, uses picture of Danny gasemy. Asked him when he was in philly and he told me never however his picture is in front of independence hall. Asks for Google cards for all excuses and needs to pay for supplies, his child needs a computer, best bet is going to be arrested. He is still playing. Bad enough he lies but uses the real person's daughter


Jan 03, 2020
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Bradley Ethan
by: Anonymous

I’ve been chatting with Bradley Ethan for a while. Same story they all give. Is anyone else involved with him? If so please contact me at shelly51448fc@aol.com

Jan 03, 2020
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Duanne Scruggs
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across this guy on WWF? I did a reverse image search on his profile pic and found it matched a guy called Dusty Wells on Facebook who is from Nashville TE. Duane maintains it's HIS identity that has been stolen.

Jan 02, 2020
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To Wendy
by: From another Wendy

Wendy, I agree that they are easy to spot. First name and last names both first names. Wife killed in car accident or cancer and he has one or 2 children that are in boarding school and have a nanny. They work on a rig, are on a peacekeeping mission or work for the UN. Their photos come up as multiple uses on dating sites when put through Yandex.images. Tineye is also a good site to identify stolen photos.

Also beware of Anderson in names. I have had 4 scammers with Anderson for their last name. BLOCK THEM IMMEDIATELY IF THEY FALL INTO THIS CRITERIA. Do not engage them. If they appear innocent they will not fall in love with you fast, will not ask you to move to Hangouts or WhatsApp or Skype. They will not ever ask you for money for anything. They will not pay off your credit cards. They are just stealing your information and money.

I wish all women would pass this on to others.

DO NOT GET SCAMMED!!!

Jan 02, 2020
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Scammer on Words with Friends
by: Anonymous

I discovered a scammer on Words with friends, he disappeared, then tonight, when I was doing a lightning round, his picture, or the picture he used was on with a blue star after his name as a high scorer. He used Jeremy Renner on Words, then Gerry on the lightning round site.

Jan 02, 2020
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Wendy
by: Anonymous

How long have you been spotting them? Seriously, if one has never been scammed by a romancer then their first time is hard to spot. I agree, once it has happened to you it is very easy to spot a romance scammer. I call it experience. But for those who are not experienced romance scammers are hard to spot & it is hard to admit you fell for the scam.

There are various stages that people who are scammed go through. Denial, guilt, loss of self esteem, revenge...(play with them) then finally who really cares.

I feel this website is available for everyone to vent & get their story out. So yes, once burned romance scammers are easy to spot.

But not all are as experienced & some are still in the denial & shameful stage of being scammed.

Jan 02, 2020
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I get about five of these guys a day
by: Wendy

It’s pretty easy to tell when it’s a fake account. They all say the same things, they all have the same stories. Their English is poor.
I don’t know why some of you can’t spot them. I can spot them instantly.

If you want to get rid of them all you have to say is "Alaye" and or "AREA BOYS". Some of them would start talking to me in their language because I would mess with them. So I started doing some research.

"Alaye" means area boys (amongst other things).
The area boys are a gang in Lagos. This is where these guys are from. I have had many of them tell me that they are scamming. They have a ‘playbook’ that they read from. That’s why they all sound so similar.

Also, don’t ever give your money to anyone online.

Jan 01, 2020
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Johnson Adams
by: Anonymous

Played several rounds with me and asked basic questions and poof he disappeared. Never finished the game, makes me upset as I was winning. 😄

Very odd these players who don’t want to play a game and treat it like a dating website. I just want to play the game. I am nice if people ask me questions, however I am extremely vague with my responses.

I refuse to use another app to chat with these folks and they eventually get tired of the chase and move on.

Jan 01, 2020
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Tyler Scott update
by: Anonymous

I too played with Tyler Scott. He stopped asking questions when he asked "why don’t I have a profile picture?" I said I am photographer who likes to showcase their pictures. Last question he asked, he finished out the game, didn’t become nasty or anything. Didn’t start up a new game.

Dec 31, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Anyone played with Shawn Stover, Lucas Hanson, Daniel Fishers? All the same guy and he wants you to talk to him on Hangout etc

Dec 31, 2019
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48 Laws of Power
by: Anonymous

Yes, I got scammed, but it could have much worse. I got smart, found this site even if a little too late and became fascinated by scammers and how much they are so much alike. After I realized he and his "son" (probably one in the same) were scamming me, I stayed and played along, although never sending more money.

I engaged him in conversations about music, politics, wine, and books. I learned his favorite book is 48 Laws of Power. I had never heard of it, but certainly did some research. It was easy to see that some of these laws were used on me and I bet used on some or maybe all of you too. The site I found gives short descriptions of each law and I am passing it along to you.

www.elffers.com/low/start/index2.html

I had never accepted a game with a stranger until him and I never will again. It was odd at the very beginning he wanted me to stop playing WWF. He said he was afraid someone would come along and steal me away. Huh!

Finding this site told me he was afraid another scammer would get his claws in me. Oh, if you think you are talking to multiple people, you probably are. Telltale signs are spelling, never using your name just honey and sweetie and my love, asking questions that you just answered a few minutes ago and a difference in personalities.

Be careful stay safe. You never know who is on the other end of monitor.

Dec 31, 2019
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Shortsassy1212
by: Anonymous

I just started a game with you!!! Pic of me and my grandson! Dont beat me too bad lol

Dec 31, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I never ever go off WWF with them. I usually get bored with them after a day or two then block them and it seems within an hour after they are blocked 5 more pop up. How many are there?? I always report them but they rarely get their account disabled unless they have asked for money on WWF.

Dec 30, 2019
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Scammer Richard Scott
by: Anonymous

Beware ladies, another prowler on the loose. This person has a couple of aliases and he plays the searching for love angle. He uses many job descriptions such as engineer, diver for international company’s which requires him to travel a lot.

He woos you for love once you signal him with your weaknesses and this can go on for months. He is such a con artist, you will be bleeding your heart to him in a short time. Once he feels the moment of your weakness of loneliness is right, he will invite you to go into private sites, that will eventually bring some form of a money request.

He plays from Nigeria on words with friends and also dating sites. Ladies beware

Dec 30, 2019
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Scammer Richard Scott
by: Anonymous

Oh, ladies beware, there is another scammer from Nigeria claiming to love you and travel the world with you. He uses many different names and occupations, such as an engineer, diver, draws topography maps internationally. Claims he’s widowed and looking for love.

Once he gains your love, he will eventually ask that you go to other sites for private chatting and this may go on for months before money scams start. He prowls on words with friends.

My advice would be to not message anyone.

Dec 30, 2019
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Richard Scott
by: Anonymous

I was taken in by him, playing me for love, wanting to travel the world with him. \Convinced me in my heart to exchange emails and spilling my heart. He convinced me he was an engineer and did diving all over the country. Recently found out he has different alias and seems he’s really located in Nigeria.

Ladies stop any correspondence because he’s a scammer waiting to get you in a most vulnerable time with love.

Dec 30, 2019
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Jason Williams, Eric Charles
by: Anonymous

One in the same they are both on WWF trying to scam me. Reversed look up and they came up as scammer. They have changed up there story a bit from oil field worker to business man in California.

Dec 30, 2019
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Johnson Adams
by: Anonymous

Player id:: johnsonadams1480 He was supposedly playing with a friend of mine. Started chatting with me right away. Guess he didn’t like my response where I was playing from and I responded from my living room while sitting on my couch. I did answer the question, but I guess not to his liking as the game disappeared.

Reverse image of profile pic using Yandex shows up on various sites under different names. He was playing some high scoring words, he is still playing as my friend was able to start a game with him.

Not too sure why they still target WWF players. They need to change their stories as the oil rig stories as those stories are getting old.

Dec 30, 2019
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Clark Wilson
by: Anonymous

This fellow plays words with friends and is chatting with me, and of course fell in love with me and I am his soulmate and will be a wonderful mother to his daughter. He even has his "daughter" emailing me wanting me to be her new mommy....claims to be on an oil rig and will be back in the states in 5 weeks times.

But I reverse looked up his image on Yandex and sure enough - he is a scammer. So don't fall for this ladies - he's a pig.

Im reporting him to Zynga and to google hangouts.

Dec 30, 2019
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Anger
by: Anonymous

Beware of Wayne Cooper, 469-437-5703, claims to work for Chevron on a rig in the Caribbean Sea. Says he is from MA. age 55. Had South African accent. Very loving, poetic, will support you.

22 days in asked for Amazon cards $280. We met on Plenty of Fish.

BEWARE

Dec 29, 2019
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Tyler Scott
by: Tylered out

I am the one who originally asked about him. His MO with me was that he was from Turin living in NC as a contract chef. He was pretty crafty with me. But I say was because I just can't play onto this garbage, it cheeses me off. I can't believe I stirred up so much interest in him and honestly glad he is getting a taste of his own medicine.

I want to get back to playing legit people. You can find me ay shortsassy1212.

Dec 29, 2019
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Vanessa Potter
by: Anonymous

Scammer who will start chats and use Bible quotes. Played for a while then asked for phone number to text, refused to give. She suggested Google Hangouts and Kik to chat more personally. Once she draws you in, she will ask for gift cards to keep her phone on so she can continue playing games with you.

She can’t keep her stories straight. When she first started playing she said she worked on a vessel and was from France. Later she said she was a hairdresser from Ohio. Uses a fake profile picture confirmed by Google reverse image search.

Goes by vpotter147 on Words with friends.

Dec 29, 2019
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Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

I pushed him and he is gone! He is ball-less!!

Dec 29, 2019
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Scammed
by: Rocky

So in 2018 I was scammed. I fell big time. It all started out innocent, then I fell big time. Did not lose much money, but lost a part of my heart.

I figured it out after a month & played along. Then I started chatting with other scammers. I had 6 chats going. Then out of the blue, I had a death threat. Scared the crap out of me. They requested 450k to get rid of the person trying to kill me.

Long story short I contacted the police, nothing could be done. The emails were coming out of Nigeria. I was told to stop corresponding immediately & ignore the money requests. In the end, nothing happened to me but words of wisdom would be not to play along with them.

Sure some are innocent, but the group I was involved with, at least one scammer was hard core. Too scary for me & not worth it.

Dec 29, 2019
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Richard Gerrit
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever played Richard Gerrit? I think he was another scammer.


Dec 29, 2019
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Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

I don’t think anyone here is falling for his scam 🤣🤣🤣 but fun to mess with !!!

Dec 29, 2019
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Olivier Thomas
by: Anonymous

Haven’t seen this one listed here, but definitely a scammer. I’m stringing him along at the moment. I enjoy listening to and comparing their stories. Told him I’m 93, but still hasn’t put him off! He’s a 59 year old widower and an oil rig contractor! Originally from Switzerland but now living in Houston.

He hasn’t yet asked me to chat elsewhere, but I know it’s coming! Had a couple of scammers lately who say they’re originally from Switzerland, someone’s changed their scripts!

Dec 29, 2019
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Jamesmartin322- Nigerian Scammer
by: Anonymous

This guy says he is from Texas, is a widower with a daughter. Is a contractor on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland. Falls madly in love with you straight away and pleads with you to send money because his contract is under threat due to machinery breakdown.

It goes on and on. He’s actually Nigerian. He was initially using the photographs of Jeremy Lea a lifestyle model in the UK but has changed that now.

Dec 29, 2019
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Gabriel Lucio
by: Anonymous

Different, delivery guy from Ohio, big family, nice guy, have been talking to him for months, never asked for anything, wanted me to call him which I did after months, but no answer. He texted me he would be home and call me shortly. He has disappeared so be very careful with this one as he is patient and persistent.

Dec 29, 2019
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Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

What is all the excitement about this one? Really?? If he is a scammer I’d want to get out of the game ASAP unless you want a broken heart and your bank account cleaned out.

Just remember scammers do not use their real photos and names.

Dec 29, 2019
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Tyler scott
by: Anonymous

I wonder if he even thinks it is strange all these women added him 🤣🤣🤣. Now he is trying to get me to go to hangout which isnt going to happen. I dont do hangout or any other app like that. They are not worth my time but at least playing then on words I get practice in!

Dec 29, 2019
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Tyller scott
by: Anonymous

Says I'm the only lady he talks to and wants to be my man. We just started chatting a few hours ago!! Lol

Dec 29, 2019
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Tyler scott
by: Anonymous

He is a scammer and he says he is an engineer in Scotland and now wants to be really close friends. I looked him up on Yanex and he was on scammer sites. He also cheats.

Dec 28, 2019
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Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

I started a game with him, and he is actively playing and actually chatting with me

Dec 28, 2019
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Richard scott
by: Anonymous

Is anyone familiar with Richard Scott that says he is a diver

Dec 28, 2019
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Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

Tyler Scott is without a doubt a scammer. He just tried to talk me into a crytocurrency investment. Ha what a joke. Stay away from him.

Dec 28, 2019
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Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

Interesting I reversed imaged him on Google and tin eye. Nothing on Google and no same match on tin eye. I am actually playing him now on WWF, no where else.

He has been completely appropriate but just asked to chat somewhere else. Rather disappointed.
I have lied to him about practically everything on my life but interesting enough to keep him interested.

Dec 28, 2019
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Shawn Russel
by: Anonymous

Has anyone played this person on chums. I would really like to know more about him as it would have been several months back. Any information would be appreciated. Shawn was his player name

Dec 28, 2019
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Tyler scott
by: Anonymous

I reversed image him and he is a scammer and is on a lot of scammer sites

Dec 28, 2019
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Charles Hartley
by: Anonymous

Anyone playing Charles Hartley on WWF? He is a scammer. Uses younger or older photos of same person. Fake name. Uses many names with same photos.

Dec 28, 2019
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Regarding Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

Scammer. Not sure how many women he is playing right now. Definitely he found some innocent, unsuspecting victims because he is currently off WWF and hasn’t played words in over 2 weeks according to my research. I would love each of you ladies to say what site you are currently communicating with him on. If on Hangouts please list the email he uses with you.

I discovered a long time ago scammers have multiple emails they use for multiple women. It was educating to discover that Wayne Anderson had a bunch of email names. He screwed up after I blocked him. He emailed me that he missed me and to unblock him. He wanted another chance.

He gave me his email on Hangouts - a different email than prior. I told him that the email address didn’t show up on my hangouts. He proceeded to tell me other email addresses he uses.

Beware ladies as scammers DO NOT LOVE YOU.

Dec 28, 2019
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Tyler scott
by: Anonymous

I have started a game with tyler scott! Will post up dates

Dec 28, 2019
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Keep quitting, they’ll soon give up
by: Jolly Annoyed

It always makes interesting reading and indeed I wrote an essay back in October (under a different name then) having spent 5 months held in the grip of a scammer, though foolishly was unaware. It’s been a blighted year for me and I’m excited about 2020 as a new beginning away from these rats who make life a misery.

I’ve played WWF since 2014, and only this year has it reached a peak of scammer interference.
I’ve changed my profile to ward them off, but still they try!! I now quit immediately. Having watched the YouTube documentaries, I shudder when I think of who is behind the gorgeous profile.

DONT GIVE THEM A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME!!

And all of you who have written on here as anonymous, try next time giving your WWF profile name, and you might get some lovely people inviting you for a game! I have and I’m now having fun again!

Happy new year!

Dec 28, 2019
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Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

Zynga name TylerScott1966. He said he is 48, not gotten around to asking what 1966 all about. Not gotten creepy yet but its only been 2 days. It would be nice if he was legit but I am jaded and believe it is wishful thinking.

Dec 27, 2019
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Re: Tyler Scott
by: Anonymous

Provide a user profile and I don’t mind playing him.

Dec 27, 2019
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TYLER SCOTT
by: Anonymous

So glad to find this little list of information. I have been on WWF for YEARS. Did not start playing with anyone except FB friends until May this year. The scam thing was so new to me and I had absolutely no idea. Never, ever got far enough they asked for money. Some fell in love with me instantly. Some roped me along for a while.

A lot had bad English writing but kicked my butt playing (huge red flag). I started only playing people who had been on there for a while or where at level 7/8 or higher and honestly get left alone for the most part. HOWEVER, yesterday a rather handsome gentleman at level 8 started playing, English a little broken, played at same level as me. Admitted to being from another country but living in US. Not oil rig or military.

However, his profile says he has only won 1 game and just started playing in December. I am conversing to get him caught up in a lie if possible. Not sure if legit or not but thinking not.

So if anyone else out there gets a request from TYLER SCOTT it would be interesting to see what he says to someone else.

Dec 27, 2019
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Re: Patrick Williams scamming mom
by: Anonymous

I am sure he is a scammer. You somehow need to make her stop sending money or cards. For 4 months I texted with someone I thought was a 62 year old man on a oil rig. He had a different name but by now he has probably changed it. He is not on words anymore with the name Rogers Michael.

Well for some reason he confessed to me that he is 32 years old and a Nigeria scammer. You mom is probably dealing with one also.

They steal pictures off the internet.

Dec 27, 2019
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Alex Williams gray
by: Anonymous

After finding this forum, I have realized that this is a scammer and is not legit. He said he's a neurologist in San Francisco. When I asked him about what part of San Francisco he was from, he said San Diego, which obviously is not San Francisco.

Reported, and blocked. Also watch out for SammyJ

Dec 26, 2019
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Don’t encourage them
by: Anonymous

All of these scammers use the same scripts. The instant you realize you are playing with a scammer resign, report and block them. Don’t encourage them by going to hangouts. They have to be discouraged.

This site is very helpful.

There are a lot of nice men and women who are interested in playing.

Don’t ask them if they are scammers or tell them you will report them.

Dec 26, 2019
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Let’s stand united and discourage the scammers
by: Anonymous

I used to get a lot of them and was very annoyed. I changed my profile picture and use my dogs picture.

When they ask if I am married with kids I tell them I am happily married with lots of children. When they ask what my occupation is I tell them I work for the Police Department on a special task force dealing with cyber crime.

This discourages them and they block me as quickly as they can 😆😆😆


Dec 26, 2019
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Female Scammers
by: Anonymous

The worst they can steal from you is your heart & identity.

Dec 26, 2019
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Anyone got a Patrick Williams?
by: Anonymous

He's currently scamming my mom. All the exact same info and details. I dont how much he's gotten out of her, as she is hiding it from me.

Dec 26, 2019
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All same
by: Anonymous

All have the same type of pic. Grey hair sometimes beard. Widowed. Wife died in car crash. Love nature lol blue sky, green grass....please! I refuse to give out any info or go to hangout. Their grammar is usually terrible. They soon give up and resign.

Dec 26, 2019
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Female scammers
by: Anonymous

Women immediately saying "hi handsome" (not true but subjective I guess). They're usually awful at the game and don't answer simple questions or just ask the same back without answering. Real shame - what's the worst they can steal from me? Anyone know?

To be fair, I always say hello and ask where in the world people are from, just to be sociable and even I've been questioned once!!

Dec 25, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Andrew Flike is a scammer. He says he is in the Army stationed in Afganistan. He asked for money to pay for his internet. I reported him. He'll probably just change his screen name.

Dec 24, 2019
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Re: Has anyone had this happen?
by: Anonymous

The white screen happens when you’re actively on their game or in their chat and they block you. It’s not them hacking or crashing your profile, that’s just what happens.

If they block you when you’re not on their game then the game you’re playing with them just disappears.

Nothing to worry about :).

Dec 24, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Michael & Joe Neuman. Maybe one and the same person but nevertheless definitely out to scam!! Stay well clear and dont get sucked in by the sweet talk.

WWF need to shut down their online chat

Dec 23, 2019
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My last 5
by: Anonymous

1Patrick Glen
Eric Kelvin
Smith Williams
Kurt Nelly
Paul Paul.

All had stolen pics. All were on a rig. All needed google play cards or other types of cards. Wifi issues. Water needed. One wanted $ to buy champagne. Last one Smith Williams wanted to mail me a box with $80,000. I could take $5000 out.

None got any $. All of course were divorced and had a kid in a boarding school or with nanny.

Dec 23, 2019
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Word WF Scammers
by: Anonymous

In the last few days I have had 3 doctors contact me on WWF! What are the odds that 3 successful doctors find me breath taking and think I am the love of their lives....beware of:

David Lineker - told me he was an oil rig worker, guess he forgot because a day later he told me he was a doctor for the UN.

Marcus Johnson-Another doctor for the UN. Lost his wife in childbirth. He said he was in Russia first, then Syria.

Thomas Harper-another doctor for the UN.

Can they not come up with something original? He scurried away when he told me he was from a town where I went to college ....guess I asked too many questions!

Blade Morgan--another oil worker.

Dec 23, 2019
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Re: has anyone else had this happen
by: Anonymous

Sure sounds like they reported you.

Never tell a scammer you are going to report them as they will report you as a scammer before you do. Spot a scammer - immediately report them without talking to the scammer.

Dec 23, 2019
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Not a creepy old man just a friendly grandad.
by: Neil

Really disappointed to learn that "scammers" can use WWF for anything other than a fun pastime.
Aged eighty four and enjoy playing against total strangers as well as dispersed family members and friends.

However I am simply curious to know the country of residence and age group of my opponents when I occasionally accept challenges from strangers.
I have asked on chat but no one has responded,
On a separate note it's been pleasing to see of late that WWF has discontinued, at least in the meantime, lengthy adverts which are very annoying and resulted in a couple of friends giving away even playing anymore.

WWF for many 'oldies' like myself is an enjoyable
pastime that helps keep the old grey matter stimulated. Far too many ads but I guess the owners are in it for profit


Dec 23, 2019
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Poof and gone
by: Anonymous

How does poof and gone happen?

People like me that are sick of scammers are immediately having them removed by Zynga just by using sites that prove photo impersonation. Yandex.images, tineye, etc are excellent sites to verify photos.

Do not play along with scammers!!! You are hurting the women that don’t know the difference by allowing scammers to be active. This is not a game as they wipe women out financially. We must band together and stop scammers. Scammers will play many women at one time!!!

Dec 23, 2019
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Oil rig scammer
by: Anonymous

Alexander smith another scammer says he from Oklahoma working in a oil rig in terra nova, had a fire on the rig and workers injured and needs money for a lawyer.

Anyone else come across this rat. He widowed with a son who was is 16

Dec 23, 2019
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Poof and Gone
by: Anonymous

These scammers are becoming really aggressive. Does anyone know how they make their profiles instantly disappear before I can even report them?

Dec 23, 2019
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Has anyone else had this happen?
by: Anonymous

On two separate occasions about a week apart I fronted a couple of scammers who started conversations with me. The second one I did as a test run to see if he would do the same (see below). They both had scoped my old lady photo by playing the lightning round. They both scored zero and next minute they are on my case. I wasn't polite to them. Said I would report. Gave them 2 minutes.

They both crashed their profiles. But then they crashed my Wwf leaving a white screen. I had to dump my app and start again.

Please explain how they can hack to that degree, if that's what it is? I will be posting this question to you on forum for you to answer but also you can ascertain how widespread this is.

Cheers

Dec 23, 2019
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Scammer from Nigeria
by: Anonymous

So I have been texting with Rogers Michael for about 4 months. Same story oil rig Gulf of Mexico, was due off of the rig Dec 9th and then would come and meet me. Well of course something happened and the date was changed.

I always knew he was a scammer but played along. When I said you are a scammer he admitted that he was 33 and in Nigeria. Not 62 like he first told me.

He now wants to be my friend. Is this a new twist. Have not talked to him since my choice. Met on words. He is not on anymore with that name

Dec 22, 2019
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Watch out for scammers!
by: Anonymous

Dr. Tommy Mike, also know on WWF as Tommy Mike Mike email address dctommymike20@gmail.com

His story starts out as he was born in the States then moved out of the country with mom, studied at a New York Medical College for oncology and obstetrics, is on a contract in West Africa for the United Way.

Be careful with this one.

Dec 22, 2019
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Eric Cooper user id
by: Anonymous

What is Eric Cooper’s player id? I live in Ohio and want to find out more about his estate. Lol I told one scammer I did not realize the oil rig profession had so many employees as I said almost all the men I meet on WWF work on oil rigs.

Answer I received is it takes many people to operate a rig.

Dec 22, 2019
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Eric Cooper
by: Anonymous

Born in Brazil. Owns a house or an estate in Ohio. Divorced for eight years. Married for thirty-two years before divorce. Has one child named Grace Cooper Axel. She is a surgeon in France, Paris. Works on a Oil Rig of Engineer.

We chatted for months on end and he was very flirtatious every time we spoke. He seemed like a nice guy, until one day he tried to get me to give him money for his business that could be sold for 15 million Dollars.

Thats when I knew it was a scam.

Dec 21, 2019
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Rex alexander
by: Anonymous

Played for 4 months. Wanted to send a package with hold and a xmas gift. I didnt feel comfortable. Then sends me a list of things his son needs or wants for xmas. Asked where son goes to school and he said west point military academy in new York. Now he went to age 15 from age 10. I offered to visit him and had every excuse why I couldnt. Finally i asked is everything ok with him. He began to be arrogant. I deleted him on hangouts.

Dec 21, 2019
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Blocked a guy by the name Ron Slager
by: Anonymous

Anybody been contacted to play by Ron Slager?? He spoke English Spanish and German from the flags that were on the WhatsApp profile and started a conversation and I started saying I was weird for not wanting to talk with him. He said I have Instagram and WhatsApp too. Checked out his Instagram and it was all positive slogans and of course he is very attractive in the pics.

I asked him what he did and he said a civil engineer which I thought was weird because his Instagram was all about Bitcoin. Anyway I’ve blocked him after he asked on Instagram why I wasn’t in WhatsApp anymore (I never friended him or spoke in WhatsApp just played a few words in one game of WWF and then blocked Him after he called me weird).

Dec 21, 2019
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Mark Lawrence
by: Anonymous

Anyone had a Mark Lawrence. He has disappeared 3 times then each time came back with a different profile pic Now asking for £350 to help is son for xmas !

Dec 21, 2019
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Words with friends
by: Anonymous

Watch for williamsdavid185. The wording of his chats is identical to another scammers, and he did not know his US geography.

Dec 21, 2019
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Lightning round. Spot scammers
by: Anonymous

They scope us out on lightning round. They have the usual look. The name with a lack of caps and a number. Only just begun playing. Each game I play at least one appears on each team. They score low or nothing. The the message on my own game appears. "Hello dear". Etc. So I call them immediately. Say I know they are scoping on lightning.

I look like a vulnerable old lady but it's not my photo. I tell them I am stalking scammers and so are so many people on WWF. That I'm going to give them a minute to read this then report and block. OMG they - their profile - disappears pronto.

The nuisance factor is they have to set up a brand new one. LETs keep pinging these a-holes. It's become a game within a game for me. But they are still harming so many.

Dec 20, 2019
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Some new names
by: Anonymous

Hobbs David
Steve Herman
Kenneth Butler
Harris Michael
SamJohn
Williams Pascal

Their names will probably change by next week. I know some had different names prior to these because conversation was muted when they started game and right away messaged me.

Dec 19, 2019
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To the lady who had: Boris Johnson scammers name
by: Anonymous

Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of England! You must know this! Scammers are using Prime Ministers names? Lol! Next someone will say their name is Donald Trump.

Dec 19, 2019
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David Hasselhoff
by: Anonymous

There is a scammer using David Hasselhoff's face as his profile picture. He was in the tv show Baywatch and on the show the Night Rider. I said to the guy that isn't you. He says, I am from Denmark. I say to him, have you ever seen the tv show Baywatch? And he says, I only watch women not men. He says he has a glass eye, and needs money for an eye donor operation. $1000.00

Dec 19, 2019
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I've been messing with these guys for months...
by: Anonymous

I've noticed that they're SO FAST now to try to get you on hangouts (I tell them I haven't used it in years and to get with the times lol). One guy said that he was in love with me after our conversation amounted to basically what the weather was like and that I was happily taken.

Anyway, I realized that I still can see a lot of these scammers in my standings board. I see a guy who goes by the name Daniel Mackson is still playing. I knew he was a scammer right away, but others may be fooled. His English is very good but says some odd things, like after I told him my brother made me some meatballs and egg noodles he said it sounded "tasty and inviting."

He has been the only scammer so far to go along with his scam after I declined to join him on hangouts. He said that he had to make an emergency trip to London to finish a contract and his offshore account has been locked. He needed me to send $400 for a birthday cake and party favors to his daughter's nanny for her birthday party. I played along and told him he was in luck, I happened to know an executive who oversees the bakery department in all Wal-Marts in the US, and I can phone in a favor if he just gives me his nanny's name and the location of her most convenient Wal-Mart.

That wasn't good enough, however, he really needed the $400 to be sent directly to her for some reason I can't remember. Anyway, I figure that most scammers switch profiles after a few weeks, and I talked to this guy months ago and he still is pretty active on the standings board.

I wish there was a way to get his user name without starting a game with him so I could share it so you all fine folks could mess with him as well.

Dec 19, 2019
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Multiple scammers
by: Anonymous

Carlos Lusscious is now using his 14 year old son on his scams. Kelvin Lusscious starts talking to you about how he is in private school in Canada and his dad is on an oil refinery and he is running out of school supplies and other things.

I told him that his dad can send money to him as he makes decent money for his job. I talk to them just to hear the stories, never send any money. Only talk about school and never make any comments that could be used against me.

Dec 19, 2019
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Tables turned
by: Anonymous

I have been playing scammers and screen shooting some of the funnier comments, "my village is Texas" for one. I share with other real wwf players. One of my real players came up with a google phone number and I send him the chat, and he messes with them. One, Ronan Ambrose who knew I was married, wanted me to bring him to come live with us, I would have to support him and his boarding school daughter, and reimburse his sister for child care.

BUT, he is $30,000.00 in debt, and I need to pay this off first. ALL IN DAY ONE!!!

How rich do they think Americans are that $30k is like $3.00?!?!?

Dec 19, 2019
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Boris Johnson
by: Anonymous

Guy going by the name of Boris Johnson and claims to be a Doctor from Australia but speaks in pigeon English. Pushes for you to talk on WhatsApp, viber or hangout. Tries to get you to send money for his son as he works on an oil rig and can't access his money and also tries to talk to you about investing in an oil and gas deal!!

Dec 18, 2019
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Lee Arnold Hovers
by: Anonymous99

Someone asked about Lee Hovers / Arnold Hover also Lee Arnold Hovers. I’ve been talking to him since Dec. 1. He DM’d on Instagram and wanted to chat on Hangouts after 3 days. He hasn’t asked me for money and I’m glad I found this page.

I wouldn’t have sent money anyway. I searched for Lee Arnold Hovers and couldn’t find him in White Pages, etc which brought up a red flag. He states he is 54, a widower, father to a 17 yr old daughter Chloe & an 11 yr old son Leslie, has 2 Siberian Huskies & a Absyrrian cat. He said he lives in Arlington, Tx but from Stockholm Sweden. Is an Engineer currently working on an Oil Rig in Mexico and will be there until Jan. 3. Has a caregiver for his kids while he is away.

Instagram name is lee_hovers004 and Hangouts email is hoverarnold@gmail.com

Sound familiar to anyone else?

Dec 18, 2019
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John lucas
by: Anonymous

Another WWF scammer from Australia. John lucas says his wife took up with his best friend and he is raising their daughter. Wants to get on Hangout and even asked what network I am using. Another oil rug worker.

Dec 18, 2019
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My Heartbeat Scammer
by: Anonymous

Anyone play a scammer who is a romantic? After a few games is in love with you and says you are his heartbeat. Does not address you by your name, but My Heartbeat, says his heart can't beat without you.

Don't fall for it, Run as fast as you can.
No sense giving his name, I am sure it is changed by now.

Dec 18, 2019
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Sylvester Rodriguez
by: Anonymous

OK, so this clown, Sylvester Rodriguez is supposedly a cyber operations specialist a c17 in Kabul currently. He states he is originally from mexico, but has lived in Austin his whole life. When I asked him for his APO or military email address he backed off quick. He did not say he was married or widowed but divorced and loved kids even though he had none of his own.

I did play in to it to see how far he would take it and he tried to go for the, "I don't have access to my money I am saving money for when I get out to be an import specialist for cars and trucks and start a children's charity and I want to take care of you."

Wow, just wow.

I did mention my cousin who is a Colonel in the Army and I would ask her to check him out for me, he then ceased all communications. He is pretty slick. He had photos and videos which I felt were bogus, definitely to good to be true.

Dec 18, 2019
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Jaime Gonzalez
by: Anonymous

North Sea oil rig, widowed, daughter Amanda in school in Rome. Claims to be from New York City. Blah blah blah. Can't these guys get a little more original? Needed money to purchase equipment to complete contract on rig. Told him I worked for the FBI.

He blocked me.

Dec 18, 2019
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Scammer Scott Willson
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Scott Willson. He’s a widower with a daughter. They all seem to be widowers with a child. Let me get my violin out!

Dec 17, 2019
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Nickolas Howard (beware)
by: Anonymous

Also provided an email Howardnick0664@gmail.com

It took me a couple of days to figure it out. Very charming in the afternoon and evenings, the morning felt like a different person. I started putting it together, some inconsistencies with stories, time he left for work, kept saying not much going on at the office since they were waiting for a contract to be approved for him to go to Turkey (he was of course a widowed petroleum engineer from England but lives in AL).

I was smitten, the profile picture was hmm hmm, but not for long. I asked to video chat since he was so into me. You think he would have wanted to immediately but nooo Lol! Red flags, I've watched catfish enough times.

I am amazed how many stories there are similar. Beware!!!

Dec 16, 2019
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Todd Owen - toddowrn975
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Todd Owen. He has a picture of a guy with grey beard wearing a hat while holding a dog. I did a reverse image search but couldn’t find the image. Phone number 3857432732

Lost his wife. Has a daughter, and believe it or not works on an oil rig. I told him I never heard of oil rig jobs until I stated getting game requests on WWF. He said really, there are plenty of oil rig jobs. Wanted to go to hangouts, and said I didn’t have gmail and I don’t chat outside game. We played several games and chatted during games. He then pushed for WhatsApp.

I said I will not use any apps where I have to divulge or let my personal information be visible for security purposes. He said he understood.

What is interesting he had the same responses as a previous scammer I had conversed with on another game several months ago. He Has a driver, owns a rolls Royce, ford and Chevy. What is funny, I asked who watched his dog when he was gone. He said he hires a nanny. I said I found it interesting as I didn’t know anybody who had a nanny to watch a dog.

The responses anymore are almost comical.

He tried to push me again to go to hangouts, I refused, he resigned the game today but didn’t block me.

Just be careful out there. It Still baffles me why these scammers target words with friends app and treat it like it is a dating app

Dec 16, 2019
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Scammer gone
by: Anonymous

After over a week scammer free. BAM got a a request today. After I pretty much advised I am not interested he disappeared. How do they not show show up on list. Totally disappeared. He wanted to get name to post for others to watch out for.

Dec 16, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Beware of a Sonny Thomas on words with friends as he is a scammer. Scammed me out of money, to get him off an oil rig in the highlands of Scotland. Also goes by the name of Thomas Fulkerson. He claims to be 53 or 54.

Dec 16, 2019
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Help
by: Anonymous

The only way to protect yourself is to block them once to know they are a scammer. You can report them, but that really does nothing. Just don’t play WWFs with them.

Dec 15, 2019
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Help
by: Diane Russell

I keep reporting scammers but I see them on my page all of the time. I get about 5 to 10 new scammers a week what can I do to protect myself

Dec 15, 2019
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Terrence O'Shaughnessey
by: Anonymous

Picture is of the real 4-star Air Force general and that is exactly who he claims to be! Even has a gmail address under that name which he tried to get me to go to. Quite convincing and intelligent however he made me suspicious so I checked this site and sure enough someone else has ID'd him.

When I told him that and asked if I could confirm his identity with my federal contacts in DC he disappeared into thin air.

Dec 15, 2019
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Nothing Stops Them
by: Anonymous

Not only do you have to use a generic photo or picture of a pet, you must use a non-gender name. Gees. Believe me, I went from my full name & my photo to my initials & a non-gender photo, plus take female off your profile. Trust me, they will leave you alone.

I was plagued with scammers since April of 2018, & even received a death threat. Going non-gender specific photos & name & taking female off your profile works.

I have gone from 30 scammers down to zero. It works.

Dec 15, 2019
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Mateodavis
by: Anonymous

Please be aware of Mateo Davis who says he is in the US Navy in Yemen, divorced from his wife, has a son ray, and wants you to get him out of the navy. Let’s just say this guy did a number on me and I’ve learned a lesson the hard way

Dec 14, 2019
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Nothing Stops Them
by: Anonymous

To the advice of using a pet photo or some other generic pic, it doesn't stop them!

I've used, animals, flowers, random shapes, edited picture off google that now looks like nothing. Still get 4 or 5 everyday. And now its so close to Christmas there are even more of them.

Its a word game - my marital status, religion, child's names, job and phone number/email address - are not topics for discussion.

Once they start trying to chat just block them. Dont answer and for goodness sake dont give them private information and especially money!

Dec 14, 2019
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Sick Of Them
by: Anonymous

I blocked 8 in 24 hours, this is getting ridiculous. Zynga wont do s*** about it either.

I have never been scammed, but I am getting sick of resigning from games, my block list is huge!

Just a heads up - dont think the photo of the female, a teddy bear, the cat or the family is safe either because the last 6 scammers I encountered in just 12 hours have used all of those. Give themselves away by asking me if Im married in the the first two minutes of playing. Thats when I resign and block them.

Yes I reply hello and country I am playing from [both legit questions I think for a game played all over the world] but once the personal questions start then its Blocksville for you buddy. I dont give my real name to anyone on the game - my player name is not even close, no other personal information - my marital status and gender of my children is none of anyones business.

And I think blaming men for this is unfair, not all men are scammers. There are loads of female scammers out there too.

Sadly though any player who is genuine is becoming very rare.

Dec 14, 2019
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Romance scammer
by: Upset

Email address jacksmichael02@gmail.com, phone (214) 974-8164

He says he is on an oil rig in Scotland. Claims to be an engineer needing $8000 for drilling equipment so he can finish contract. Using photo of Tom Ernsting.

Please don’t let him get away with this.

Dec 13, 2019
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Marriage
by: Anonymous

I have had 3 scammers say they want to marry me in one day. After chatting for 1/2 a game 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤦‍♀️ I tell them I am not in the market to get married lol. They are shocked and asking why.

I said I am perfectly fine on my own thank you and they dont know what to say after that lol

Dec 13, 2019
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Scammers - "Clifford Clark", "Pedro Owen"
by: Anonymous

There people have bugged someone I know recently:

Pedro uses someone else's picture, even changed it on some other website to another stolen one, lol. Claims he's a doctor in the Middle East somewhere, that schtick.

Clifford runs the oil rig scam, however at first said he was in some electrical plant in Switzerland, then forgot and mentioned being on the "high seas". Strangely wants her to call someone else who he claims scammed his friend, the name is a real person, the number doesn't match, so this is a very strange twist.

Also has used two separate phone numbers to text (yes my friend was silly enough to give her cell number, since she wouldn't use Whatsapp), one from KY, one from TX.

Dec 12, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anon

Warren Brooks and many other widowed oil rig workers, ready to retire, have invited me to chat in Hangouts. Some said they could sense a special connection when they saw my profile pic, which is a closeup of my dog. I know their next move is to ask for money so I say 'great, I love hanging out with scammers. How much should I send you?' Then block them.

Dec 12, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Clark Edward is being impersonated by some Nigerian who is saying he’s working in the Gulf Of Mexican drilling oil. Total liar!! He’s saying he’s Clark Edward all a bunch of bull.

Dec 12, 2019
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To: I get them all the time
by: Anonymous

You should not be so judgemental and critical. I am NOT a lonely woman and it happened to me. So don't judge.

Dec 12, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I used a photo of my dog for 2 months. No scammers. Put a photo of a woman & within a week I have 8 scammers. Generic non-gender photo & initials keep the scammers away.

Dec 12, 2019
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I get them all the time
by: Anonymous

I get these guys all the time "hello!, how are you?" I love to string them along then I throw some Pidgin Nigerian at them and they usually freak out. I cant believe people would fall for their phony BS lines, but then again there are some lonely people out there that just want any king of attention, and I genuinely feel bad for them.

Dec 12, 2019
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Johnstewart1774
by: Anonymous

Anyone playing Johnstewart1774. Says he is in syria working for the UN. Son Henry back in the states. Requested itune cards to help with the connection. Havent sent anything. Very eager to have itune cards. Beware

Dec 11, 2019
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Jamieburton360 is a scammer
by: Anonymous

Listed as Jamie

User ID is Jamieburton360

Block if you start a game with this person, as he is a scammer and will ask you to go to hangout. I blocked as soon as he asked the question, no time for scammers...😃

Dec 11, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I talked to two different scammers from Africa just using unknown photos. I could write a book on all the WWF scammers. I do not talk to anyone wanting to talk on WWF and do not accept a request to talk!!"

Dec 11, 2019
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Not sure
by: Anonymous

This one is different, playing a few years, young man, looks Mexican, big family, asks you to call him and gives you his number, works for Amazon, funny, not asking for anything. But I am way older than him and he says he likes older woman.

Anyone else get this guy

Dec 11, 2019
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Jamieburton360
by: Anonymous

I don’t mind playing WWF with people I don’t know, but it’s important to be careful. Scammers won’t go away until people stop falling for these crazy fake stories.

Jamieburton360 is the latest to approach me, asked for money almost immediately after starting a game, so I reported abuse to WWF and blocked.

Pic of middle aged guy in front of a Hattie B restaurant sign,

Dec 11, 2019
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Scammer Nancy linda
by: Anonymous

Men, they will try you too. Be on the look out for Nancy Linda. She will play one word then inbox you questions the entire time. I'm not falling for it or her/him whom ever is behind this person.

Dec 11, 2019
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Using All Kinds of Photos Now
by: Anonymous

I have never been scammed but I am shocked at just how many scammers use this game and how many women believe them!

That aside, last few used pictures of cats, teddy bears and married couples so not just men in the profile pics.

I accept a chat but if after hello the next question is a personal one then adios, I resign and block them.

Dec 10, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Rogers Michael is a name used by a Nigerian scammer. His name and profile are not on words with friends as of today. He will be back I am sure with a different name. He was on an oil rig in the gulf of Mexico and set to come off this month and come to Ohio to meet me.

Well a couple of nights ago he admitted he is in Nigeria. And of course still wants to meet me if I send him money to come here. Hahaha. How stupid am I. No more texting for me done with that nonsense

Dec 10, 2019
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David Hasselhoff
by: Anonymous

There is a scammer on words with friends and he is using David Hasselhoff's picture as his profile picture. Remember him? He was in the TV show Baywatch. But the picture is of him now, not a young picture. The scammer says he is from Greece and has never been married. Waiting for the right woman and never been intimate for 8 years.

Tries to get you on a chat site. Be careful because he cries and tries really hard to persuade you. Calls you the love of his life.

Dec 10, 2019
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Another Scammer
by: Anonymous

William AC. initiates a conversation and then the story begins. He works in Norway on gas something or other and so he enjoys his down time by playing WWF. He then tells you he is very sad because his wife and daughter were killed in an auto accident and he has custody of his grandson, Jamal - who he says was named after a musician whose name he cannot remember.

Because he travels so much, Jamal is in a boarding school in Georgia. No other relatives to take care of him. Kept pumping me for info about myself and I did share some but nothing critical. When he wanted me to go to Hangouts, I knew he was a scammer and so I resigned the game and have not heard from him since.

Beware ladies, he has a very handsome middle aged photo and is a smooth talker. He does not use proper English so it is apparent he is a foreigner but he says he was born in FL.

I will no longer play games with people I do not know. BTE, the doctor is back on with a new name Carlosdebra27

Watch out for him as described below.

Dec 10, 2019
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Scammers play on here for years
by: Anonymous

Just because someone just starts a game on here in the last few days or months doesn't make them a scammer lol. I have played games on here with scammers that have been playing for years! They of course eventually earn your trust and then ask you to go to hangouts or WhatsApp.

They are good at what they do. Professionals that scam for a living. If you want to meet a guy go to a library or church. The guy who's profile says he's been playing for 2 years or even 8 may be a scammer. I know because I was scammed. It took almost a year of little chat on WWF then he politely suggested to chat elsewhere. Then after chatting for 4 months elsewhere he started asking for money!

I did it once, then caught on. He broke my heart. Don't trust anyone on a game!

Dec 10, 2019
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Confused - Daniel Bush
by: Anonymous

I reported Daniel Bush many weeks ago as he seems to be inpersonating one Brian Etemad, a Multi Billionaire Realtor and he is also a Lawyer.

Why is he still on WWF??? Be aware ladies!

Dec 10, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Robbie Scott ( Robbie 00258)

Also Mark Richardson (69 Richardsonm) yep he spells his surname that way. Both are scammers

Dec 10, 2019
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Rex Alexander
by: Anonymous

Anyone played wwf with Rex Alexander

Dec 10, 2019
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I’ve been scammed
by: Anonymous

Be on the look out for William David who said he was a doctor working for the Un! He will want to borrow money at some point. He’s going by the name of Ken Morgan now on wwf.

I will no longer chat to anyone!

Dec 10, 2019
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Scammer from nigeria
by: Anonymous

Here is another scammer. On words with friends uses the name Rogers Michael. He just told me he is from Nigeria age 33. Have been talking to him for almost 4 months. Sent him very little in gift cards. Says stuff that is almost believable. Will never do this again. Went on hangouts with him.

Careful ladies. I am no kid age 72 and had my doubts from the beginning but texted with him until now. Guess I better get a dog for company. Ha ha. Same story until tonight. On oil rig, wife dead, daughter in school, bla bla bla. I did tell him to try to make a better life

Dec 09, 2019
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Scammer test
by: Anonymous

Ask the supposed American, "if their tree is up?" They will have no idea what you are talking about. Case closed.

Dec 09, 2019
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Scammer free ..ethan hart..2 David's diff last names..grahm and alex
by: Anonymous

After calling 5 of them out on their scam. Blocked. Changed profile picture.

I've been scam free for a week..woohoo

Dec 09, 2019
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David Peterson scam artist
by: Anonymous

I like to inform that David Peterson is a scammer artist. He pretends to be a mechanical engineer on an oil rig. He will smooth talk you. He will tell you that he comes from Germany and lives in Los Angeles. He will be retiring in January after he completed his $6 million contract.

He is actually English. He has a website called Living the dream. He is married and has a daughter. He will claim her name is Katie, when her name is Erin.

Dec 09, 2019
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SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

I think it's funny when they ask me where do you live and I say Fla. They can't figure out the abbreviation. After they just told me they live in the states. LOL

Dec 08, 2019
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Warn other players
by: Anonymous

I found that it’s really helpful if you warn other players that are playing the same scammer that they are a scammer. It takes some investment but a lot of them aren’t aware of this and appreciate the warning. The more people that block and report them the better.

Dec 08, 2019
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Game requests
by: Anonymous

Had someone here who was wanting genuine players as they had been scammed. I took her up on her offer as we are both females, played a few games then she resigned in middle of last game. Has this happened to anyone else?

Dec 08, 2019
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Who’s fault is it?
by: Anonymous

I understand that as older women we get lonely and we fantasize about love and finding that perfect man. But ladies use your heads. If you are going to send your life savings to someone you meet only on line, its your own fault. You have no one else to blame! Use common sense please!

Dec 08, 2019
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Max Ryan Words with friends id=Pabiner698
by: Anonymous

Words with friends Max Ryan, player id is Pabiner698. His profile picture is IsnnPoulter.
I started playing him about 2 weeks ago, silent at first couple of games. Start chatting on the current game and says he wanted to move chat outside words with friends. Told him I have policy and I will only chat on WWF and not outside app. Said I got burned once someone asked me for money, got nasty and threatening when I refused to send it.

Game disappeared into thin air!

I don’t mind chatting with players on WWF, generally it is about the nice play someone made. When I do chat I give general answers and never answer their question specifically.

When asked:
Are you married with kids?
My response;
We are not allowed goats or farm animals in our neighborhood, therefore I have no kids.

99% of time they respond back: I totally understand. 😄

Dec 07, 2019
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Wwf scammer Lucius Jackson Dallas Tx
by: Anonymous

Who has had a "relationship" with Lucius Jackson from Dallas Tx. Thick accent. First met on WWF and then talked me into going to Hangouts. Wanted to marry me. Very romantic. Widower for 9 years. 14 year old daughter. Wants a family of his own. He was using photos of a Florida Attorney Gary Lesser. Any info, please report.

Dec 07, 2019
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Google Is Your Friend
by: Anonymous

Some scammers really need to use Google LOL

Had one tonight who after giving me a novel sized life story after hello [the usual trope - dead wife, child at boarding school, contractor non oil rig] told me his son was at a certain private boarding school in California

Oh really?

Your son??

My friends have a daughter who go there and it is an all girls school LOL when I pointed that out he blocked me

Really scammers need new pictures, new life stories and maybe check your facts first

Oh by the way he is using a picture of a man with a child. So they also steal kids pictures not just men.


Dec 06, 2019
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Not All New Players Are Scammers
by: Anonymous

To the advice of not playing with new players, not all new players are scammers. I have only been playing a few months myself and I am certainly not after anyone's hard earned cash! Equally not all males playing are scammers either.

You will soon realise if they are scammers or not. A genuine player wont ask your marital status within five seconds or give you a paragraph length description of themselves.

Not only are scammers an issue but so are just plain creepy guys. They find innuendo in everything and make suggestive remarks about words you play. I have blocked several like that. Not scammers just disgusting pervy men. Blocked 15 scammers just this week!

I wont chat with them, I will respond hello but once they start their spiel I block them.

I also do not understand why someone goes from a word game to sending thousands of dollars to a stranger. Im sorry for those this happened to but I just dont understand why. Dont give someone you do not know personally any personal information. This is the internet and creeps and scammers are everywhere not just on WWF.

Not only your money that can be stolen, but your identity also. And dont send pictures! Even worse, I have read of women being frightened that nudes they sent via Hangouts after meeting these men on WWF will end up on the internet. Sending nudes to strangers - or anyone really - is just plain illogical.

If they werent so successful at getting people's money they would likely stop using it as a way of scamming and move on.

Dec 04, 2019
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Troy TLC
by: Anonymous

Actually, I have had 5 scammers who have been playing since 2013.

Dec 04, 2019
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Garrett Adriano
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had conversations with this person

Dec 04, 2019
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Website maintenance
by: Editor

The website will not be showing any new submissions/comments for the next 3 days due to website maintenance.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Dec 04, 2019
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Richard Wray
by: Anonymous

He says he’s from Norway living in Charlotte NC and currently working in Mexico. He would ask me if I was married and he states he’s single with no kids. Asked me what I do and I told him I work in the fraud and cyber security for my company. It’s a lie. He was asking what my favorite color is. Then asked to go to Hangout to continue to chat because he’s rarely on WWF.

I blocked him and obviously it didn’t phase him that my job was cyber security( even though it’s not the truth). I thought for sure I would get rid of him that way but he was persistent.

Dec 04, 2019
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Words with friend scams
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Harrison M Allen playing works with friends! He also says he’s widowed and work on oil rig lol

Dec 04, 2019
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Garrett Adriano
by: Anonymous

Has anyone had or having conversations with Garrett Adriano?

Dec 04, 2019
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Really ?
by: Anonymous

I’m really at a loss for words at some of the stories on here. How do you go from playing scrabble to sending money to someone you’ve never met ?

Dec 03, 2019
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Clear Signs you're playing a crook.
by: Troy TLC

Scammers will
1. Have started recently.
2. Have tempting photos.
3. Eventually ask for money.
4. Invite you to chat elsewhere.
5. Often have low point scores and
6. Ask about your lifestyle/money/income.


So no. Tell your friends. Ugly criminal wants your money and they're using lies and others' photos to get it.

Gentleman will not ask for money!

Only chat with players that started >4 years ago. They can't fake that, can they?

It's easy to check: Simply tap on the photo and read "Playing Since".

You can still Report Abuse if their game disappears:

- Go to Settings,
- click Manage Block List,
- then Report Abuse from the top-right corner
- Find the name, please report it!

Dec 03, 2019
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Make up a styory
by: Anonymous

I have these scammers clam up when I reply eventually that I am George, Larry etc and my wife and I take turns playing. I also tell them I am a police officer

Dec 03, 2019
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Toddowen975
by: Anonymous

Just started a wwf game with me. Is in the U.K., wants my gmail and go to hangout. We haven’t even made 5 plays. An older man holding a little white dog. Another beware!!!

Dec 03, 2019
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Tony Marshall
by: Anonymous

Tony Marshall yet another scammer with same oil rig work blah blah..

Dec 03, 2019
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No imagination
by: Anonymous

Omg the list never ends. I never knew there were that many oil petroleum widowed engineers in the Pacific ocean. It's a huge boat to carry that many sad men lol.

All have the same line so good god at least get a better scammers pitch haha

Dec 03, 2019
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Scammers-Zynga
by: Anonymous

In the past Zynga would tell you if someone else was playing WWFs with a person you were playing the game with, which was good. It was good because you could start a game with a person whom was playing with a scammer & you could try to warn them about the scammer.

Now Zynga does not show this information. 😪

Dec 03, 2019
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Michaeldonald581 @gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Michaeldonald581 @gmail.com

Within seconds he wants me on Hangouts. Oil rig. Widowed. Christian. One daughter. Av English. Cut and pasted from the net. Fake photo. Blocked reported. Fronted.( After being sucked in )

Just keep getting their details and posting them. I had 4 in one day.

Dec 02, 2019
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Bradley Ethan
by: Anonymous

Does anyone play with Bradley Ethan. Lives in Dallas, Texas and works on an oil rig. Wife died of cancer daughter in boarding school. If you do, how soon did he profess his love for you? Want to start a life with you? Send beautiful romantic songs and flower emojis and kisses.

Pretty sure he’s one of them. Beware.

Dec 02, 2019
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Scammer?
by: Anonymous

Anyone playing an Ethan Hart? Reverse image pic states michael osterfeld.

Dec 02, 2019
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Zynga Do Nothing
by: Anonymous

In answer to the question do Zynga block reported players - no they dont. They seem to do nothing about it.

Has anyone else noticed that when one of these scammers try to message you, you first have to accept the message? My game has been like that for several weeks and its great! I just decline their message and they disappear.

I have also noticed around the first days of the month there are loads of them. Rather strange.

I do not use my name on the game, not even close, and my profile pic is a cat. Despite that I had 11 in one day. All disappeared when I wouldnt accept their message from the get go.

Dec 02, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

It's become a nightmare as more than ever - Tomas Collins, Ernest Eshidare and Joe Wilfred

Dec 02, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Another Scammer using the name Louis Anderson 3030 and he's using the photo of Valery Meladze

Dec 02, 2019
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David Greg
by: Anonymous

Just reported to WWF that he was using Josè Carlos Oliveira photo, but with a reverse image you can see the same pic was used for several fake profiles. Does anybody know if when reporting to Zynga that a photo has been stolen that player is blocked just for you or on WWF, so anybody else can play with him?

I hope it is like that, so if all of us would report straight away to Zynga all the fake profiles, maybe after a while those scammers would leave WWF

Dec 02, 2019
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Christopher Gilbert
by: Anonymous

I’ve been playing words with friends with him for awhile. Thought he might be legit, but when he started saying he was a private contractor on an oil rig overseas, has a daughter in boarding school, and wife died from cancer, I knew he was a scam artist.

He has also asked me to go to a bitcoin machine to send him money because he is broke as he is unable to reach his funds while overseas. He states he lives in Washington DC area but is originally from Germany. He will ask you dozens of questions about yourself, and gets crappy if you don’t answer! He also likes to say what a beautiful picture of yourself is on wwf profile, and ask to go to hangouts or talk on viber.

Please if you play a game with him, do NOT send money! I Hope you all are like me and can see through his BS!!

Dec 01, 2019
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Greg Anderson
by: Anonymous

I was scammed by him. He got my entire savings. I cannot believe I was so stupid. When I realized what he was it was too late. I have not told my family because I am so ashamed and hate myself for what I did. I had worked and saved to have my retirement year comfortable for me.

I went back to work at age 77 to survive. I thought God had finally given me a decent man. It was my turn after being married to an abusive alcoholic. He told me almost the same story as the other. He told another victim he was an orthopedic surgeon in Afghanistan.

Please ladies report these scammers to your local police & FBI. I will never heal. I don't have my attacks like I did but I still cry every day, wake up in the middle of the night and cry.

It is horrible what these scammers do.

His email is greganderson1953@gmail.com.

His WWF users name is greganderson001243.

Dec 01, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Mark Combs is another scammer

Dec 01, 2019
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Same pic , different person
by: Anonymous

Mark Williams and Tom MSchug have the same profile pic so how do they not check this as it isn’t the first time I’ve seen this happen

Nov 30, 2019
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David morrison, David ☘☘☘ or Dm4206975
by: Anonymous

Definitely a scammer from Nigeria using the above names. The pictures are not him. He was using Juan Solers pics, not sure who he's impersonating now.

Beware as very convincing.

Nov 30, 2019
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Michael Thompson, Texas A&M Univerisy
by: Anonymous

Immediately started asking personal questions.

Nov 29, 2019
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Almost took the bait
by: Old pretty lady

About a month ago I played wwf with a man named GREG ANDERSON, that started out low key, was a very good player, coming up with unusual words. His individual score was and still is 22+. He wanted me to chat more spontaneously so I figured out how to go to hangouts.

Dumb me!!! He said it was a chance for him to start a new life, wife had died, one daughter, his bank account was completely stolen in the amount of $650,000. He was in the Gulf of Mexico, an independent contractor. He will be paid huge sums of money when he completes the contract, blah, blah, blah.

He had been searching for me his whole life, he would love me forever. I’m very old, in a wheelchair. I am very lonely. Out of the blue he said his computers at work needed upgrading, could I get him some kind of Wal MART cards.

I turned him down flat, and he turned nasty, and I was mean, cruel to someone who was going to care for me forever.

Remember the name GREG ANDERSON, GREG ANDERISON.

Beware. He sent very handsome pictures and on another site I saw in Sept 2018, where he had scammed three other sums of money, one woman said she was in therapy, as he is a real smooth operator.

BEWARE

Nov 29, 2019
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Josh Chapman, Richard Bri, and a few others
by: Anonymous

4 of them in the last 3 days. Ugh!

Nov 29, 2019
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Chris James
by: Anonymous

Chris James professes to be a divorced oil rig engineer just like all the other scammers that have flooded WWF. He uses a stolen profile pic and has asked for money for life jackets, impounded equipment, heated vests, and "foodstuffs/fresh water that was washed away by a rogue wave.

He will tell you he cries all day over his current situation, while praying to God for blessings on you when you send him the money he needs. He becomes very belligerent when you refuse to help him. I am certain he has changed his name, pic numerous times.

Watch out for him. He loves you immediately, has bad grammar and wants your money.

Nov 29, 2019
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Anyone heard of Fernando Nero?
by: Anonymous

Engineer born in Brazil. Working on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Divorced with 2 children. English good and looks handsome.

Nov 29, 2019
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Scott William's words with Friends scammer
by: Anonymous

Scott William's. Words with Friends. Claims to be engineer with oil rig pipe lines. NOT. HE ASKED ME FOR MONEY AND SAID HIS CREW NEEDED FOOD. THAT I NEEDED TO PAY THE FOOD SUPPLIER OR HIS CREW WOULD STARVE. HA. I SAID STARVE YOU LIAR.

BEWARE HE PROBABLY HAS MANY DIFFERENT NAMES. HE GOES BY SCOTTISH PRINCE ON WORDS WITH FRIENDS. DO NOT GIVE HIM ANYTHING. NOT EVEN A PHONE CARD. GIVE NOTHING AS HE IS A LIAR.

Nov 28, 2019
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Alexa demitrov
by: Anonymous

Alexa demitrov. Definitely a bot. Plays anytime. Cute pic. Plays well, but then does a 3 pointer. We don't chat. Playing since 2011(?) Can she take my FB friend last?

Nov 28, 2019
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Eric Kelvin
by: Anonymous

Anyone else run into him? From California. Working on rig in Turkey. One 20 yr old son. Wife died 5 yrs ago from cancer.

Nov 28, 2019
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WWFs Fraudsters
by: Anonymous

Zynga WWFs will do nothing with the scammers. You alone can stop it. Change your profile & name to a non-gender specific photo & name. Stop chatting with them.

I once had 7 or 8 scammers at a time. Since I took my photo off my profile & went with initials they have left me alone for 2 months. Also, I ignore their chats.

Scammers are gone.

Nov 28, 2019
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UN DOCTOR SCAM
by: Anonymous

Add Patrick Luis to your list of scammers

Nov 28, 2019
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WWF fraudsters
by: Anonymous

I get contacted about 2-3 times a week by men who follow exactly the same profiles as below. Sometimes I play along saying I live in the same town as them, or that I am widowed too, and very very rich.

But actually, now, I just can't be bothered with them.

What are WWF doing about this problem?

Nov 27, 2019
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WWF2 scammers
by: Anonymous

I haven't been participating In WWF that much until this past year. In August I started getting messages from men stating they are looking for love. They start out by saying "Hey beautiful, Hello sweetheart, hello love, etc.

Ask a ton of questions about you but are skimpy on details about their own life. Working on oil rigs in the gulf, having a deceased wife, a child to take care of, single dad, or divorced single dad. They usually have a foreign accent claiming to be from Alabama, or from Australia or Texas originally from Germany.

Will definitely do whatever they can to get your personal information. Bank accounts, where you live, that sort of thing. They ask for money saying their bank accounts are frozen. On and on. My bank tracked the last guy. Said the call came from Africa, not Alabama.

Really spoils the real WWFs players from participating.

Beware and try to play safe

Nov 27, 2019
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Jeffery Davis
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Jeffery Davis, English is very good, but fake photos.

Nov 25, 2019
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Doctor Who? Morrison (first name)
by: Anonymous

Second scam in 2 days but this one was unsuccessful thank goodness. Handsome guy aged about 35 (my guesstimate)in scrubs with a stethoscope round his neck, and said he was an American orthopedic doctor working in Myanmar.

Chatty, charming and fairly articulate. Not convinced though as his word scores were fairly low. Only on WWF this month (which I believe is a red flag). Wanted mobile number, Whats app link, all declined by me.

Then he asks for a $100 card as hes running out of data - told him as a doctor he is much better off than me, and if he is short ask a colleague.
Says he cant do that, its not right.

I told him he must be having a laugh, there was no way I was sending him anything. He got petulant, a few more words exchanged. I told him he was an a..hole, he then said he had only been testing me to see whether I trusted him.

Yeh, buddy, of course I do. I reported him for fraud (or at least attempted). He has disappeared off WWF now.

Nov 25, 2019
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Ladies beware
by: Anonymous

I've just been scammed by a very charming man posing as an oil rig contractor based in the Gulf of Mexico. He used the name of Mark Robinson, aged 50 and utilised pictures of Joe Cross, Aussie food and diet guru. He said he was divorced 5 years with a 6 year old daughter called Joan. He was very very convincing, romantic, affectionate.

You get the picture. He got me after much persuasion on to an alternative site (Hangouts) we messaged, exchanged photos, thankfully nothing too racy on my part. He said he would visit on his next leave, gave me all sorts of background about his life.

But something just wasnt right, so I started digging. And found the photos online. I challenged him, he tried to deny it at first. In the end he contacted me several hours later, by phone on Hangouts, which I missed, then messaged me. He admitted everything and told me he was from Nigeria, his name was Fred and he was 35. He said he was doing it for money (to be fair he hadn't asked me for any) as he had no job. He seemed very contrite and apologised many times. That's where it ended.

I've closed my gmail account. Hes not in words anymore. And I've learnt a very painful lesson.

Nov 25, 2019
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New scammers on board
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Hilton Patrick (pic of puppies) and Carlos Lusscious (pic of a man and two children)

Nov 25, 2019
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Ant Ant
by: Anonymous

This is quite an unusual one, so it is not easy to tell he is a scammer. Photo of a lady in the 50s who had just had a baby. He presents himself as married with a daughter, engineer from New York, working and living there.

BUT

1st he says he lives in NY but then, without being asked, he wrote a full address in Sommerville SC 34489.

2nd He claims to be 48, Mexican, who moved to NY when he was 15. At the beginning he was writing in a broken English. This is a sentence " I meant leaning inteinedo so time goes on you might be able to spack of write it too", or when I wrote " I am sick of scammers" he replied " So sorry about your health", then the following day a perfect English.

Obviously he is a scammer so I wanna keep pretending I believe him to see what's this new strategy, and having fun, teasing him!!

Nov 25, 2019
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BEWARE LADIES ON WWF.
by: Anonymous

Every second guy on WWF is a Nigerian scammer. Almost all are oil engineers, widowed with one child & wife has died in tragic circumstances.
They are easy to pick as their English is appalling.

They use phrases like. Am good. Am glad to meet you. Am from United States. Never say "I am".
Immediately ask to talk to you on hangouts. Fake profile pic usually of a good looking guy looking quite innocent.

Beware. They are ruthless & will spin you a sad story and need money for an iPhone or iTunes cards.
Do not trust any of them.

Nov 24, 2019
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Regarding all scammers
by: Anonymous

There are people who are just weak or lonely or elderly that don’t know any better, which is who these scammers target. So yes they need to take control but some people just can’t.

I report everyone. I have been playing this game for 8 years and have never had issues until about 8 months ago. This is awful.

Nov 24, 2019
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Regarding all scammers
by: Anonymous

I agree that scamming is wrong for whatever reason that they are doing it. But we must take some responsibility for our own actions. Ladies you’re being stupid if you fall for this. And you only have yourself to blame. You are in complete control of your bank account and your emotions, so stop thinking with your hearts and start thinking with your heads and stop falling for the sweet talk that they hand out!

If you get scammed it’s your own fault, so do not blame anyone but yourself. Start taking responsibility for your own actions!

Nov 24, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

FYI, two different scammers invited me to play and they both had the same pic. Both wanted to chat, so I told them both that they happened to have the same profile pic and that they’d better fix it before scamming anyone.

One came clean and said he was from Nigeria. Said he was sorry as he hated to lie, but had no choice as both parents don’t work and he needs money for school. He said there are no jobs there. He won’t be getting any from me. Think I’ll continue our conversation to see what I can find out.

Nov 24, 2019
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Salt & Pepper hair
by: Anonymous

Picture of salt and pepper good looking man being impersonated. His real name is Andy Harrington and you can look him up to see his picture. His real profession is public speaking and he's an author. There are 3 scammers that I know of right now using his picture and impersonating him and his kids!

I have sent him messages warning him of the scammers just as I am writing this to try and help anyone who might come in contact with anyone impersonating this man.

Be safe! I hope this helps and have a great day!

Nov 24, 2019
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Regarding ALL Scammers
by: Anonymous

I am sick of seeing any comments that justify the scamming. I know women that have been scammed out of their life savings or have taken out loans on their houses creating payments they struggle to pay or have had to skip retiring because they can’t afford to due to that scammer.

STOP FEELING SORRY FOR THE SCAMMERS!!!

REPORT AND BLOCK THEM IMMEDIATELY IF:

1. Reverse image on Yandex.Images or Tineye show other photos of the same man - photo impersonation!

2. They are on an oil rig, high ranking serviceman on a peacekeeping mission or work for the United Nations. They are widowed or divorced with child or children. They are in love with you quickly. They want you to text/talk on Hangouts and WhatsApp. Lately using phone number too.

Many have 2 first names or very low scoring games or started playing in the past month.

STOP THE SCAMMERS - DO NOT THINK that if YOU ARE LEADING THEM ON AND THEY ARE NOT SCAMMING OTHERS AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE THEY SCAM MANY WOMEN AT THE SAME TIME.


Nov 24, 2019
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Let’s stop the scammers
by: Anonymous

It’s seems a lot of us are targets of scammers. I suggest we all change our names to STOP the SCAMMERS and your profile picture to something similar. The word will get out to potential victims and scammers will stop asking for games.

Nov 24, 2019
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My Scammer
by: Anonymous

My scammer has millions of dollars that he wants to transfer to my name before Christmas. Good grief I am not dumb. Why would someone I have never met want to transfer millions into my name alone???

I don’t think so.

Nov 24, 2019
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Anyone heard of Mark Walter?
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Mark Walter. He requested a game which I accepted. Since I have been on the receiving end of a scammer (which fortunately I did not send any money too), I no longer give out any personal information.

He got mad and rude and then when I still didn’t give him anything, he started cursing at me. He has been reported to www and blocked!!!

Nov 23, 2019
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Scammers xmas
by: Anonymous

I dont care what they are scamming for it is wrong. Some of these guys have scammed women out of their life savings and then they get people kicked off the game by reporting them for calling them out?

Seriously that is wrong.

Nov 23, 2019
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Maxed out games
by: Melanie

So, I am playing my scammers and suddenly our game is gone. I usually tip my hand, and they move on. They do not resign I don’t get a win there is just no more game. However they are still on my friend list and if I try and start a game I get a message they are maxed out and try a different player.

I can’t figure out how they get rid of our game AND still stay on my friends list? I am dying to either get revenge or get them off my list.

Nov 23, 2019
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Scammers and xmas
by: Anonymous

If any of you actually knew some of these young fellows who are scamming, you would know they are not scamming for Christmas money! They are scamming for food, they are scamming to survive. That does not make their behavior any less offensive, or any less wrong or despicable, but they are not scamming for Christmas money. They are lucky to have a meal on the table for Christmas let alone Christmas gifts. They go for two or three days without Eating. Yes some of them are scamming for luxuries, cars phones tablets laptops jewelry alcohol, but more of them are scamming just to survive.

Nov 23, 2019
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Scammers use photo of themselves in car
by: Anonymous

Has anyone noticed how lots of these scammers have a photo of themself in a car? They are not taking the picture, you can tell. Someone else must be. And please remember about photo shopping. Scammers stick someone else's head on a body. They are very crafty. I had one guy stick his head on another man's body. But I have played several games with scammers with pics of themselves in a car. Isn't that funny? Why take a pic of yourself in a car?

I guess that's a common thing to do for scammers.

Nov 23, 2019
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Woman scammers or men using women's pictures
by: Anonymous

Yes of course! They play the game with some, and scam others. Christmas is around the corner. The scammers want money for Christmas.

Nov 23, 2019
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Martin Carson
by: Anonymous

Does this name sound familiar to anyone? Apparently working on an oil contract for Exxon. Seems very fishy.

Nov 23, 2019
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Scam..New players deceased wife with kid or kids
by: Anonymous

5 new players all with similar stories. Wife deceased, single fathers, usually work out of the country, engineers, like they are reading from a script. I don't mind chatting about the game like hello etc. I'm definitely not one of the dumb females they can easily impress and call them on their game. One threatened to report me for talking to him the way I did. I called ones bluff and got on hangout waiting for him to drop the bomb. Its so entertaining

Nov 22, 2019
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I’ve been blocked by words
by: Anonymous

Apparently these scammers are getting angry that we are blocking and reporting them. I have been a player on words for 8 years and never had any problems until 2 months ago. Now there are tons of scammers bothering me. I honestly didn’t even know about this before I almost fell into someone’s trap.

Now I have been playing along and then I block and report them. Unfortunately it bit me in the backside because I lost my account because someone retaliated against me. I had to start again with a new account at level 1 and lost all my friends and tokens.

Zynga needs to do better so we can enjoy our game without being bothered.

Nov 22, 2019
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Sivakumar Culver aka Magnus Culver
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this is a complete fake. Struck up conversation on Words With Friends going by the
name of Magnus Culver, has a picture of a man holding a little blonde girl allegedly his daughter. Tells you he’s an engineer contractor, he’s widowed and his wife died 2 weeks after childbirth.

Known as Sivakumar Culver (Magnus) on Facebook, and after doing a reverse image search have found photos he sent belong to a Russian DJ called DJ Feel who lives in Russia and the number he used is actually a Ghana area code.

Be careful he’s very smooth and slick.

Nov 22, 2019
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Kelvin Lax
by: Anonymous

Starts out with "Hi where you from?" I send a Canadian flag. He blabs a bit by himself then when I have made no responses, he says, "you're fun to chat with"....sarcasm from someone who doesn't know me at all...lol!

Then he launches into the widower story. I blocked him. Kelvin Lax, aka Kelvinlax4 says he's from Portland Oregon but born in Sweden; Doubtful

And, Tara McClusky and Ella Haugerud are both bots - I play them when I want an immediate response, I don't see any harm in them.

Nov 22, 2019
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Watch for this idiot
by: Anonymous

Do not play with Eric Meyer, claims to be an oil engineer from either US, UK or Norway. Scammer all the way

Nov 22, 2019
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Gregory Nelson
by: Anonymous

His picture is creepy, his story is the same. Dr, Dead wife, kid in boarding school. His picture often changes between the creepy one and some guy in a navy suit. They don’t look anything alike. How are these people getting on WWF? They have come out in full force in the last few weeks.

Help, I just want a normal game, minimal chatter.

Nov 22, 2019
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Scammer alert
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever played WWF with Jerry donald618? He is a scammer. Beware he is good at what he does. Had me convinced he was genuine until he sent me fake pics. He is using someone else’s profile pics.

Nov 22, 2019
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Warning about the site?
by: Anonymous

I just got a warning when I went to Words with Friends is an unsafe site and recommends that you retreat to safety.

Has anyone gotten this warning?

Nov 21, 2019
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I lied to him
by: Anonymous

Got a new one today and asked what I do for a living and if I was married.

I told him I work for the RCMP on a special task force dealing with cyber crime. He told me my job sounded good. I replied that there are a lot of scammers world wide.

He was out of there in a second 😁😁

Nov 21, 2019
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Bens92177
by: Mel

This is his opening line. I played along because an easy win. I frustrated him by saying my phone didn’t have a camera and what is google? Another game? I am Scottish and I wrote to him in Scots. Was fun to frustrate him.

Hello Pretty its really nice to read from you,I must say a big thanks to you for messaging me back on here, as i was planning to take a special time to write you soon....but since you already did, i guess the spirit works together then...lol Well my first name is jorge and I must tell you that I am so interested in knowing more about you,I was browsing Random on here when I came across your profile and I must tell you that I want to be a friend with you and I hope you don't mind?Here is a little about me, I am a two degree Holder, as i attained BA in Engineering,I am presently in Ireland working in the oil rig but I will be back to the State as soon as I am done here with work,I live in NORFOLK, Virgina but I am originally from Clear water Florida,I grew up in Scott land where my momma is from and I do have a scottish accent,I hope you don't mind my accent.lol.. I am a single Dad of two kids a son and a girl name(Terry&Cherry) He is 10 years old going up 11 and my daughter is 17 years old going to 18 years this year...i love the out doors, traveling, around, i have so much passion for the beach, i love to cook as well, "surprised?" well its something i learned been a widower for five (5) years on now,I lost my wife and my parents in a car accident same day when they were out for shopping, I do enjoy take a long walk on a cool evening sometime just some few kilometres away from home, looking around and feeling the realness of nature, and the sight of it as well,I must really tell you that you are a Paragon of beauty beauty.Please tell me about your self pretty..

Nov 21, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I have had 15 scammers in the last 2 days. 1 marriage proposal after playing one game and asking for an itune card which was a big NOPE, and another one headed that way.

I never go off site with these idiots. Just simply amuse myself and get a few wins out of it. Take up their time and always tell them nope on hangout or any other app. But I never ever will send them money ever. I know they are scammers.

Nov 21, 2019
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Army generals
by: Anonymous

I got a request from a James Leo. Profile picture of a 3 or 4 star army general. I muted the conversation before he started chatting.

The army generals ask for help in getting metal boxes out of the war torn countries. It is a big scam. I’ve read about this. I’ve been asked twice and just block them.

Nov 21, 2019
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To Women Scammers Or Men Using Women'sPictures
by: Anonymous

I have played Carlita Lopez a number of times. My understanding was that she is what Zynga calls a "practice partner", a bot. I have played many of them, they never asked me to go on hangouts, in fact they Never chatted. Anyone else experience them chatting?

Nov 21, 2019
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Mars
by: Anonymous

My latest scammer asked where I was from and I said I was from Mars. Not a question or response from that. I asked where he was from and said Florida. I asked where and he said Pentacostal. I told him there was no such place and he disappeared

Nov 21, 2019
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Alexa dimitrov and carlita lopez
by: Anonymous

I travel internationally a lot and spend much time in airport lounges. It doesn’t matter what time zone I’m in, two players always play immediately after I play, 24 hrs a day, and neither ever message or reply to game related compliments.

The profile pics also look dodgy. I enjoy a bit of friendly chat. I’m not suggesting these two are scammers...maybe robots?

Nov 20, 2019
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Rudolf bergmann
by: Anonymous

How about Rudolf Bergmann. Was playing from Ca. I asked if it was his real name- he said yes. Told him spokeo had no one listed in CA. He was gone in a nanosecond.

Also, Gregory Nelson- plastic surgeon in Somalia and kid in boarding school in Poland. I’m taking a break for now from WWF- just not fun anymore.

Nov 20, 2019
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Wesley combs
by: Supersunset

Watch out for this person! This was the face of two profiles that scammed me big time! I’ve just told him to get lost. He’s very dangerous (or at least the Nigerian behind the face!)

Nov 20, 2019
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Tony Scott
by: Anonymous

SCAMMER - Divorced with 2 kids. Surprise surprise he wanted me to go on hangouts. Eventually asked me for a Google Card because he can't get one because of his work! He has 2 first names and when questioned he says it's true despite a reverse imagine search.

Will these scammers ever stop!!

Beware everyone

Nov 20, 2019
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Recent Scammers: Bram Lucas and Stewart Scott
by: Anonymous

Watch out for "Bram Lucas" and "Stewart Scott." I put their names in quotes because I imagine these are just aliases anyway. These are the two latest cons in what I've learned is a major international ring targeting women.

As a longtime Wordie who loves accepting challenges from players around the world, I noticed a surge in requests from men over the past year or so. Most of these guys, I quickly discovered, had no desire to actually play the game but instead wanted to engage me in chat and (further) try to take those conversations to DM. When I showed no interest in that (I am happily married) and tried to redirect them to the game, they would either resign or disappear completely as if they had never challenged me in the first place.

Super annoying, but also infuriating when I learned that women were actually falling victim to such scammers.

As a journalist, I've done some research on this issue (AND contacted Zynga), and I have a few tips to share, though sadly no concrete resolution to this particular scam, which goes far beyond Words:

1. Only accept game invites from players you already know. Pretty effective, though maybe not as interesting.

2. If you DO plan to accept game invites from randos, you can mute the chat proactively to avoid these dialogues completely. Anyone who's serious about playing the game will continue to play, and the scammers will inevitably bail. We need to stop giving them targets!

Sadly, merely swapping out your profile pic isn't usually enough, as guys still tried the scam even when my photo clearly showed my husband with me. They would just ask if I was "happily married" and keep pushing. Sigh.

3. And if you DO decide to entertain a player's chat, look out for the warning signs -- low-scoring, careless plays, questions that get too personal and (of course) the regurgitated single dad, working doctor away from home story designed to lure women in and pull at the heartstrings.

4. Most of all, BE careful and keep your eyes open. We live in a Catfish world now. Don't find yourself on the hook.


Nov 20, 2019
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Smithn Bruce
by: Anonymous

This one uses a soldiers pic. Keeps calling me beautiful, and dear. Wants me to sign up on hangouts to chat. What he doesn’t realize is, that I know he’s a scammer! Why do these guys waste my time? I am married and only want to play a game. Not interested in love or sex!

Definitely not interested in sending any of them money. It really is disgusting for these people to prey on innocent and naive people that may not realize what is going on!! They should be arrested.

Nov 20, 2019
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Woman scammers or men using women's pictures
by: Anonymous

I have had two ladies in two days want me to go to hangouts! And I am a woman! And not gay! Christmas is a coming and these scammers are desperate.

Jordan Witcher, and Carlita Lopez. Want your money and don't care what sex you are.

Nov 20, 2019
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Scammers pictures in vehicles
by: Anonymous

Have you noticed that a lot of these scammers have pictures of themselves in a vehicle? And someone else has taken the picture because the pic doesn't show their arm or hand up.

Nov 20, 2019
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Scott Donald
by: Anonymous

A charmer who told me that my age wasn’t a problem, But just wanted my money. Can be quite convincing so beware.

Nov 20, 2019
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Blights on our lives and our games
by: Supersunset

Just reading the last comment, I can’t believe we’re all falling for these smooth talkers who have suddenly invaded like aliens, our innocent games of Words! I mean, I’m the last person on the planet to be taken in by some strange person, yet I fell flat on my face, and suffered the consequences.

WE MUST PUT A STOP TO THIS!

Ladies, don’t answer them! They get quickly tired of trying! It’s not worth the energy to even play games with them! Put up your shields and don’t let the enemies prevail! I’m now playing with lots of decent people who had gone into hiding it seemed over the last few months. Basically, if a very good looking guy wants to play a game, be warned, he’s going to be fake!

Yesterday I told a scammer how I found him utterly disgusting (bare body profile) and that I have a gorgeous husband, but instead of him quitting, he asked for a photo of my husband.

Nov 19, 2019
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Lawrence Abraham
by: Pixie

I have been playing Words with Friends for 8 years and only in the last 4 months were there all these scammers. I lost $70,000.00 and they don't give up. He took pictures from my FB and created new profiles with my picture and then invited me to play with myself!

This app should be taken down ASAP. Please be careful. Zynga has done nothing!!!!

Nov 19, 2019
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Asking for lots of pictures
by: Anonymous

When the scammers ask us to go on hangouts or KIK they always say they want us to send lots of pictures. They don’t want the pictures to admire our beauty. They want lots of our photos so they can create another fake identity.

I’ve met nice guys on here who chat and don’t ask personal questions. The nice guys don’t ask women to chat on hangouts and only chat on the words game.

Once you suspect they are scammers just block them and don’t give them the time of day.

Nov 19, 2019
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Exhausting!
by: Anonymous

I enjoy a real conversation with real people from time to time. I’m married and not looking for love. Lol. These scammers are disgusting. The last one who tried to talk to me, I guessed his story before he told me - widowed drilling engineer with one daughter. He acted surprised that I knew. That was probably the 10th one. Ben Mark, Gifford Muller... beware Army General, Stephen ! Then today someone impersonating a 4-star

Townsend. I’m in banking and we see these scams ALL the time. It makes me so sad and angry!

Nov 19, 2019
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I also googled
by: Anonymous

I googled "pictures of scammers" and surprise surprise I saw a lot of familiar faces. They disgust me. They steal pictures of innocent people and create profiles and try to scam whoever they can.

These scammers are all over the world.

People beware. Don’t go on hangouts with strangers. Don’t accept follow requests on Instagram from strangers. Don’t accept friend requests from strangers on Facebook. Don’t give out your contact information.

Nov 19, 2019
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The minute I hear
by: Anonymous

When they create new challenges and start a chat with:

How is the weather condition over there?
What do you do for a living?
Are you married with kids?
What is your religion?

None of their business to the last 3???. That is when I block them.

Nov 19, 2019
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Davis Alexander
by: Anonymous

Look out for Davis Alexander. He seemed too good to be true so I did a reverse look up on his picture and it turns out he’s not who he says he is. He didn’t try to scam me but I didn’t let it get that far. I was only talking to him for a couple days, asked me to download Kik, exchanged a few pictures and talked a bit.

He told me all the right things, I’m beautiful, and then when I was questioning him about who he really was, he tried to say he was in love with me and I needed to stop treating him this way. Lol I literally had been talking to the man for 3 days lol

Hes supposedly a military doctor from New York, but currently stationed in California where I live. I knew something was fishy when he said deported instead of deployed lol and spelled Syria wrong.

Just be careful!!

Nov 19, 2019
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Alexa Dimitrove - Scammer?
by: Anonymous

Anyone have a request or play with Alexa Dimitrov? My boyfriend got her request from her out of the blue. He normally plays 12 or more games a day with some real-life friends. I've read she is a bot or a scammer.

Does anyone have any information on Alexa Dimitrov?

She also likes to play with different color tiles. I keep seeing her reappearing on my boyfriends game. Her picture and latest game moves are either at the very top or bottom of his game list? He has been very secretive about her but not his other players? He is a senior citizen and I am afraid she is stalking or a scammer.

Nov 18, 2019
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Anyone know Jack Shafferson???
by: Anonymous

Beware of Jack Shafferson contract supervisor for Exxon Mobile in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece.

Biggest scammer in the world.

Nov 18, 2019
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Words with friends
by: Sam

New scam. Scammers are using words with friends under the guise of a soldier. These players look like American soldiers (obviously the photo has been stolen from another profile). Usually they are a level 1 player.

Beware of; Hinton Martin and Kasaemeyer Steady.

Both Nigerian scam artists

Nov 18, 2019
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David Tucker
by: Anonymous

So, David Tucker. Used to be on WWF but is on FB Dating now I think. We went back and forth for over two months. I suspected early on that he was a scammer but couldn’t prove it. I played along waiting to see if he would ask me for money.

First it was $500 then $1500. I didn’t send any money. The contact slowed down but did not stop. Out of the blue he confesses he’s a scammer. 19 yrs old in Nigeria. Felt guilty (yeah, right). Admitted that he and his friend take turns texting as it takes up too much time and also that they sit and laugh over the things women say to them and how crazy it is that women can fall for someone they have never met in person or video chatted with even.

Since I suspected early on that he was a scammer I told him. That’s when he confesses the details. Whatever dude. I have had some very nice normal friendships going with both sexes on WWF so it is possible. These people though get right to personal questions and process love very quickly. Also, their English is "different" and their word choices are sometimes odd.

Don’t get sucked in and send money or give out real personal information.

Nov 17, 2019
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Be aware and be careful
by: Anonymous

If you chat with these scammers outside of WWF, for instance on Hangout, they can some how get info from your phone. I’m not sure how but not long after chatting with Brian Richard my son received a letter from BoA to confirm his identity. An account was opened using his SS# and address.

Coincidentally my sons license and SS# were pics on my phone. Please be careful and mindful of your actions and words with them. I have ignored and blocked many scammers since then Don’t engage. Love is not real with them.

All they want is money.

Nov 17, 2019
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Playing the scammer
by: Anonymous

I have to say it sounds a little nuts but I'll play with about 4 different scammers at the same time. They all use the same pic up line and they all work on on oil rig. They're all widowed with one child in boarding school.

They're romantic and tell you how beautiful you are. They want you to go on hangout. I tell them no but love to tease the hell out of them. I actually was in a relationship with one for 2 months and he went somewhere in Europe to work and we chatted most days. He proposed marriage and I agreed and then I dumped him!

Delete and block him. Its fun to play with them.

Nov 17, 2019
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Dr Robert David
by: Anonymous

Has anyone fallen for the cute doctor who is allegedly in Amsterdam and working with NATO??? He preys on women’s emotions and even calls you! Run!!! Block!!! How do I report him?

Nov 17, 2019
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Names
by: Anonymous

I've had a few scammers. Anyone had a Nelsonjerry who is very persistent wanting Gmail and for me to go on hangouts. I've said no I have no need for hangouts I'm here to play WWF. I chat within reason and have come across some nice genuine people.
Another one pretty much the same is Davis Brian!
Very persistent telling me to just do it! Must think I was born yesterday.

Nov 17, 2019
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Absolutely disgusted
by: Anonymous

Watch out for a Michael Griffin who also goes by Cool Griff. Claims to be on an oil rig, lost his wife in childbirth in 2013, has high blood pressure, says he’s from Vermont. He was so sweet and kind, we began texting back and forth. Between chatting on words with friends and texting, and I talked to him for a couple of weeks.

All of the sudden he’s running out of medicine and needs $1500 because his bank app stopped working. I didn’t send any money, but I sure do feel like a fool. I told him a lot of things that I don’t talk about. Things that have been buried deep down for a long time. I did not know this was such a big thing by taking something like a friendly word game, turning it into a big scam. Who would have thought!!! Smh in disgust!

Nov 16, 2019
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Where to Report him
by: fooledbefore

These scammers are ruining my experience of Words with Friends. This guy now is JERRY ALEX. From Texas USA, yeah right. Now works in bank in Italy, yeah right. Only plays one letter words.

Where do I report him.

Nov 16, 2019
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Their english
by: Anonymous

Ladies, their english is British English if they are from Africa. It is their first language besides their tribal language. Their English is just different from ours!

Also there is no point in reverse imaging their pictures as we know they are scammers! Why are you wasting your time? You all know the immediate signs of a scammer.

Nov 16, 2019
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Kurt Nelly
by: Anonymous

Now asking for my cell to have code sent. He has 3 facebook profiles. Hes not giving up on hangouts. Pretty sure hes in Nigeria. Hes relentless but I havent given in.

About to block him on hangouts

Nov 16, 2019
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Reply to Melanie
by: Anonymous

I had your same experience. In a couple of days 7 scammers asked to play with me. After I asked two of them why all players on WWF were 419 scammers pretending to be oil rig engineers, single with kids, all 7 of them disappeared in a couple of hours.

I imagined they blocked me before I could contact Zynga

Nov 16, 2019
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Mark Davies
by: Anonymous

Is anyone playing with Mark Davies. Markydavies007, claims he lives in Beverly Hills and insists I give him my phone number. I said no I dont give my phone number to people I haven't met. So he wants to meet so I said to meet at a coffee shop in BH that I know next to the courthouse.

I know darn well he doesnt live there so after we agreed to meet he said now can I have your number ummmmm nope. So we will see what happens. I never ever give them my real name, or go to hang out or any off those sites.

Just get some game wins from them

Nov 15, 2019
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Juan Hammond
by: Anonymous

Anyone been talking to a Juan Hammond? He’s working on my mum and she’s unfortunately falling for his BS.

Nov 15, 2019
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VIBER
by: Anonymous

The scammers want to use VIBER to get your real cell number. A Google number will not work on VIBER. If they have a code sent to your phone, do not give it to them since this code gives them access to steal your phone number that is more than likely attached to bank accounts, social media, etc.

Nov 15, 2019
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Beware of widowed neurosurgeon scam
by: Anonymous

Username was A.Mark Hurry. Claims to have lost his wife during childbirth and is working in Alaska as a neurosurgeon through NATO. Said his son was in boarding school and he lost both his parents around the same time as his wife, etc.

Seemed innocent at first with him wanting to be friends but I noticed as he continued to send me photos of himself that he was altering the images and when I questioned him on it he got upset but never mean.

I blocked him on both words and hang out app. He was a very good looking man, whoever the photo was of.

Beware!

Nov 15, 2019
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Gone! By Melanie
by: Was scammed before

Your scamming players might be gone quickly because people like me immediately verify if they are using photo impersonation. If they are I immediately report them. The longer they play the more women they scam.

Please do not play with these scammers. Report them fast and shut them down. We must all work together.

Nov 15, 2019
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Henry Jackson 6665
by: Anonymous

Started a game and straight away asked my name [my player name is not even close to my real name] I said I wasnt giving him my real name and he became quite nasty. Blocked him.

Just tired of these scammers and Zynga do nothing about it. Is there legit players who arent scammers or bots? Not many it seems.

Some dont follow the trope too so always be on your guard. Had one that said he was married and he rarely chatted, threatened me when I wouldnt give any personal information. Blocked him and it said I had previously blocked him. Hmmmm.

Simply put - never give personal information to a stranger. Especially on the internet.

Nov 15, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Be careful what you say to them. My friend called one out and he reported her and she got banded from WWF forever. She can open another account different email but she is over being harassed by them daily

Nov 15, 2019
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Christopher Gilbert another scam!
by: Anonymous

Has anyone else see this one? He says his wife has died from cancer and his 17 yr old daughter is away at boarding school. And he is from Washington DC. He did not ask for money (yet) but asked me to download viber to chat on there.

He then told me to look at my phone that he had a verification code sent to my phone for him to use because he couldn’t use his phone number anymore because of the number of times it had been used and was locked.

Really?? This was all after chatting on the game and telling me that I had a beautiful profile picture. I explained that I wasn’t looking for anything but to play the game as I was married, but he kept asking questions about myself constantly.

He really is a CREEP. I too am tired of all the scammers on this game. It’s getting really hard to accept games from people you don’t know because of them. There should be a way to report them.

Nov 15, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I have all of a sudden had a bunch of these on words with friends. They all say they are in the US and immediately tell you of their recent divorce or wife dying. They try to get you on hangouts or whatsapp.

If you say you do not want to chat on hangouts they resign. They do not sound like Americans and sound as if English is a second language. I have recently been having fun calling them out on it and asking what their goal is and what the scam is.

I ask if it feels good to lie to and scam women.

Nov 15, 2019
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Gone!
by: Melanie

All my scammers up and quit on me! I was playing 6 and within one hour they were all gone. A few were winning, I didn’t call them out or anything. I have in the past and maybe one recognized me?

Nov 14, 2019
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Josh Turner
by: Anonymous

Another possible scammer. Said he is from New York and that the weather is nice there and it is not autumn yet. I told him it is autumn in New York and that he must be somewhere else in the world. He said yes far away. Another red flag when I asked him what time it is where he is. The time he gave me was an hour difference from where I live.

He is aggressive and asked personal questions??? And wanted to go on hangouts. I said no and he resigned from the game. And yes another oil rig worker.

If I downloaded hangouts and spoke to every man who asked I would be on there 24/7/365

All I want to do is play words and not deal with these scammers

Nov 14, 2019
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Patrick 9897
by: Anonymous

He uses a photo of Joe Cross for his profile picture. Said he is from Italy living in Florida and is widowed. Asked me to go on hangouts and I told him I’m not on hangouts. Wants me to invest in a binary market. I don’t think so. I think he is a Nigerian scammer. English and grammar needs improvement.

I got a dig in and asked him if he is a twin brother to Joe Cross

Nov 14, 2019
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Patricia “Not Dear”
by: Anonymous

I just wanted to let you know I shut my Facebook WWFs account down after receiving a death threat. I was so scared & paranoid for a long time. They wanted me to send them $450,000.

I never did but I decommissioned my WWFs account thru Facebook. Too scary. I was chatting with 6 different scammers at the time so it was one of the six or maybe all of them.

Good riddance to all scammers. Life is too short.

Nov 14, 2019
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Scammed
by: Anonymous

Please watch out for a Ricky Westley. Says he is in the military and widowed with one daughter. I fell for him and wish I never did. All of a sudden his only daughter is dying. Or his words "dieing. Becomes very mean and says you're wicked and heartless to not send money to help a dying child. It is just vile what these men are doing to women. Be on the lookout. And I am ashamed at myself for falling for it. I didn't send money though.

Nov 14, 2019
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Beware ladies!
by: Patricia NOT "Dear"

I get requests from scammers at least 10 times per day and the powers that be aren't doing nearly enough to stop this from happening.

A few months ago I used to have my full name on my profile (joined through facebook). I had a guy look me up on facebook and then threaten my daughter if I wouldn't send him money to Nigeria. Needless to say, I have shut down my facebook and all other forms of social media and have just my first name on my profile as well as a picture of my cat.

Please, PLEASE don't go off site with these people! They will ask you to go to hangouts or WhatsApp and lately they ask for your cell phone number so they can text you. Don't give out ANY information that they can use to look you up.

I think the game should have a warning to women about scammers and there should be a report button for guys asking too many aggressive, personal questions.

Not just "fraud", "unwanted contact" or "impersonation".

Nov 13, 2019
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Davidowenstrong
by: Anonymous

So sorry about that. But he is a scammer and his picture is fake too. I hope you delete him on hangouts.

Nov 13, 2019
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Davidowenstrong
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the information. David told me he lived in California and he lived with his 4 year old son and mom. He said he was never married. He is also has told me he loves me after less than 2 weeks. He said he is 39. He is a gym instructor as his civilian job. He’s a rifleman in marines deployed in Kabul. He’s says he’s not allowed to call of course.

Nov 13, 2019
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johnbenny4040 aka morrison Royland
by: Anonymous

First things first - not everyone is a creep. I got to chat with a few nice people on the game, nothing wrong with that. Others just want to play their words and that's fine, too.

With that said, my encounter with 4040 started with him calling me "dear" and asking about the weather. A bit strange, but some people are awkward. I had no idea that catfish were a thing on the game, so I didn't really think much of it. He was quick to tell me that he was an American working for the UN in Yemen. As a "medical surgeon doctor specialist". English isn't my first language, but his way of writing seemed odd from the beginning.

He went on to tell me that his parents died when he was a kid and that his ex-wife was a drug addict. He asked if I was in a relationship. I said I wasn't and didn't want to be. Pretty clear imo. I thought he'd lose interest, but I was wrong.

He wished me a "great lovely dream sleep" and left me alone. So I did a reverse image search for his profile pic. Took me a while, but it was used on two profiles on a shady dating site I'd never heard of and a few sites in Russian. And there were other pictures of the same guy in different settings/clothes.

The next day the copy-and-paste messages started. A question - "What do you think about [insert topic] in a relationship?" - followed by a short explanation as to how perfect he is. All of those in decent English. At this point I only stuck around because I hoped I could find clues about who he really is.

I usually answered with different versions of "I don't want a relationship, so that's not really important to me." Which he ignored and kept on going. He wanted to know if I used WhatsApp and said I should send him a picture of me. I declined.

To wrap this up, I'm not a patient person. I couldn't get any useful info out of him, so earlier today I sent him one last text saying that he shouldn't use other people's pictures and stop being a creep. Then I blocked him. I hope he ends up with another catfish and they'll talk in circles until the end of time.

Nov 13, 2019
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RE: Ella and Alex
by: Anonymous

They are "bots" created by Zynga.

Nov 13, 2019
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Davidowenstrong
by: Anonymous

To who ever is talking to him on hangouts he is a scammer. I started a game with him last night. I am playing with him right now. He says he lives in Fla but deployed in Kabul, is divorced and has a 16 year old son.

Started chatting immediately with the game started. I expect he will ask to talk more on hangouts which I refuse to do. I dont even have any of those apps. Says his son lives with Davids mom in NY. Said his wife left and left him with no care whatever that means. And here we go he just asked to go to hang outs after just chatting last night.

Ladies guys that ask to go to hangouts are scammers period. I have some super nice friends on WWF that have never asked to go to hangout. Guy friends so beware.

Nov 13, 2019
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So encouraged and excited
by: Supersunset

Hello all you lovely people!! I’m on cloud 9 today! I’ve had no scammers asking me to play Words for several days now. It seems we’re all uniting to bust their scamming ring! Well done everyone!

I’ve had 15 requests for games since coming on here and am now once more playing proper games with real people and and making friends with decent folk again!

I’m thankful for the dependable regulars I’ve played with since 2014 who have never once given any grief. I feel liberated and freed from the ignominy of having been scammed.

Love you all,

Nov 13, 2019
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Reverse image look-up
by: Anonymous

Please tell me how to do a reverse image look-up on my opponent’s profile. TY

Nov 13, 2019
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Davidowenstrong
by: Anonymous

I very curious to hear if he asked you to go to hangouts. And does he chat with you. He says he’s a marine rifleman. I’ve been talking to him for 3 weeks. He is on usually in mornings and nights. It varies.

Nov 13, 2019
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Reporting
by: Anonymous

Go to their support. You will get an email back.

Nov 13, 2019
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Emmanuel Hills Tony Williams
by: Anonymous

These names are the same man. He is a scammer

Nov 13, 2019
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Mark Richardson
by: Anonymous

Mark Richardson is vile ladies. I've played many a scammer, and I know their game. Most play a few decent games before they get the hint that I don't divulge personal info, go on hangouts, What'sApp, etc.

They stop playing or I block them. However, this Mark character told me "to f*ck off" and several other choice words after I said I won't download hangouts and simply enjoy playing the game. No provocation from me.

When I tried to report him, his profile simply vanished, like dust in the wind.

Any advice/suggestions to contact Zynga on the increasing aggressive scammers?

Nov 13, 2019
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Ella Hagereud, alexa Dinitrov
by: BernyM

If you click on their profiles they both started playing on the same date : 19 Feb 2011.

They seem to play 24/7

Not sure what it's all about as they've never chatted.

Nov 12, 2019
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Davidowenstrong
by: Anonymous

I just started a game with him so I will let you know. I am guessing he is and if he asked to go to hangouts pretty quickly or even hangouts at all I can guess he is.

Nov 12, 2019
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Davidowenstrong? David
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know if this guy is legit? Very friendly, says is a marine deployed in Kabul. Has a 4 year old. Talking to on hangouts. Hasn’t asked for anything yet but expressed his feelings.

Also check out male.scammers.com to report your scammers!!! Please let me know if you have any information on David. He seems too nice. English is very good. Hoping he is not a scammer. Have met a few already. I have done reverse image and can’t find anything on him.

Nov 12, 2019
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pa2149
by: Anonymous

Not a scammer, not really a chatter but not a problem if opponent is. That's my WWF name above and avatar is three Labrador pups in dungarees. Feel free to send challenge. UK based for timings. Have played the likes of Ella Haugerud, Carly Anna etc. No chat involved so no problem.

Nov 12, 2019
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David Greoge @ Ron Smith
by: Anonymous

I was chatting with David for 2 months, and we were "in love". He asked for money, not much $300, to move his "sister" and son to NY where he is building a house, from Dallas because of the tornado that touched down.

Yes I sent it with the steam cards. Everything was fine again until he asked for $3500. Then I started to wonder. I kept going back and forth on this because it is a lot of money.

Then Ron Smith, whom I was chatting with a bit started asking for $3600 for his daughters tuition.

Both were on oil rigs. David in the Gulf from Dallas and Ron from RI on a rig in Greece. They both professed their love for me early. Lost their wives to cancer, accident.

So I did the reverse look up like everyone was talking about on here and lo and behold David and several photos came up. I don’t even think he is American. Also Ron’s photos all looked photoshopped and similar to other photos with the same backgrounds.

I have deleted hangouts and limited access for people to find me on WWF. I fell in love with David and his son "Jim" who was missing his mom so much that he wanted to call me mom. "David"s sister loved me like a friend.

Lesson learned!

Nov 12, 2019
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So many
by: Anonymous

My favorite is when they tell you their favorite color is red and white because red is love and white stands for a pure heart. It seriously cracks me up. I dont even respond and at least 9 players have said this after they tell me their wife and kids were killed in a gasoline fire.

Nov 12, 2019
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Fraudulent Scammer
by: Anonymous

Terrywilliams45678 is a scammer who is using the photo of Rick Dancer as his profile picture.

Beware ladies.

Nov 11, 2019
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Beware of
by: Anonymous

Fred Domian
Ken Jaffe aka Billy Graham
Ben Carson
Terrence J Oshaughnessy

Just to name a few

Nov 11, 2019
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Just Block Them
by: Anonymous

Don’t confront them. Don’t go on hangouts or send them anything no matter how sad their stories are. I only chat on the words game. A good decent player will only chat on the words game and not ask personal questions.

Nov 11, 2019
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There is no end to them
by: Anonymous

I played 3 challenges with William White. He insisted on chatting on hangouts and I said no. Today he asked me to help him with a google card so he could contact his sons school. He said he is working on a cargo ship.

I blocked him.

I also play Yahtzee with friends on FB. Lately a lot of scammers started playing and chatting on there.

They are everywhere and are very annoying.

Nov 11, 2019
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Look out for Jack Ethan
by: Anonymous

He says that live in Dallas, Texas and is an engineer in an oil company. It is a sweet talker.

Be careful and blocked him immediately.

Nov 11, 2019
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Ryan Hatward- Gulf Keystone Petroleum
by: Anonymous

Says he's on a ship- engineer, disabled child. He's scammed women out of gift cards, money transfers, etc. Says he works for Gulf Keystone Petroleum.

BEWARE BEWARE

Nov 11, 2019
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Paul Mcharty
by: Anonymous

Has anyone been scammed by him?

Nov 11, 2019
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Steven Bryron
by: Anonymous

Claims to be an engineer working on the Southern California border wall. Used pics of a man in Canada. Says he lost wife to colon cancer, has no children, dad from US, mom from France, both parents dead, sister is disabled, auntie has hearing problems.

Whomever is behind the screen got extremely mad when I discovered they weren’t who they claimed to be. It’s wise to search the internet for background info. Some spelling errors, but grammar seemed decent.

Some answers were off like when I asked where he saw snow one place he mentioned was Florida. Also said he had a Masters but dismissed answering what he did his thesis on.

Nov 11, 2019
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Michaelwilliams64659
by: Anonymous

Look out for michaelwilliams64659. Oil rig in Belgium. Lost his wife in a horrible auto accident. Has a daughter. Blah blah blah! I didn’t let him get any info out of me! Luckily I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck yesterday!!

Nov 11, 2019
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Bots/odd players
by: Anonymous

I have seen others post about unusual players and have Carly Ann, Emma Ratcliff and a Tara McClusky. All play anytime so something is quite unusual. There was one other whose name I do not recall.

At this moment no scammers are attempting to play with me. I would like to know the story on this. Is it Zygna or scammers???

None of the above chat.

Unable to locate any of them under a user name and they do not show on my friends list whereas everyone else does unless I have blocked.

What’s up???? Anyone know.

Nov 11, 2019
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Hundreds of us who aren’t scammers, let’s play the game!!
by: Supersunset

I’ve spent time reading right back through scores of messages here and am so shocked at how many of us have allowed ourselves to be fooled by these thieves. I am one who was gullible enough to get involved and let the ‘relationship’ dominate my life. I’m happily married, have a wonderful life, was planning my sons wedding, having a holiday in America, living well, yet being held in the grip of a stupid romance with a guy I knew nothing about in all honesty.

I berate myself! My darling husband knew nothing of it, yet wondered why my behaviour at times was ‘odd’. I was cobbling cash together to buy amazon cards to send out to the Indian Ocean!! Feeling hugely guilty (I’m a Christian) and not able to live normally.

I suddenly woke up!!! Saw the light!! Realised what had happened. Connected all the dots. And pulled the plug! Oh, the relief... but at the same time, I plummeted because I’d had 5 months of almost daily chat, and then nothing.

Psychologically, it took me ages to get over it. I searched for the ‘real’ guy and managed to contact him, but of course, he found me an intrusion into his life. He told me he’s had 50 women who have made contact with him and 350 fake profiles using his photos!!! Poor guy.

I HATE what’s going on, and I want to expose these criminals for what they are. I even shared my Christian faith with the scammer (I now know he was) and he became interested in all my church activities and the sermons I’d heard and wanted to know more about the bible. I’m thankful I didn’t share things that I’d be ashamed of, and even rebuked him if he shared sexual things with me. I wasn’t interested. But we did share music a lot. He was VERY clever.

My question then is if so many of us have been scammed on WWF, why do I only ever get scammers asking for games?!!

Where are all you genuine players?!! I’m longing for some genuine game play! Invite me please!!!

Nov 11, 2019
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Marco Alessandro
by: Anonymous

Definite scammer, divorced child passed away & works on an oil rig. Asked me for whatsapp details & requested I delete WWF & not play anyone else 🙄

Nov 10, 2019
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Scammers galore
by: Anonymous

The scammers are crafty and seem to have a decent grasp of the English language. The one I talked to knew specifics about the job he claimed he did and it was believable. I did look up his photo online and found it on Instagram. I was hesitant whether or not I was talking to a scammer or not, but when I was playing WWF the scammers used the same man’s pic with a different name and I knew for sure they weren’t who they said they were.

I did confront them (don’t recommend this) and in return I was cussed at. Lol Trust your instinct when it comes to these creeps.

Nov 10, 2019
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Admiral Michael Gilday
by: Anonymous

Also was approached by a player claiming to be a high ranking navy admiral. I chatted with him, played a game but red flags went up when he asked me to check his Facebook page and asked personal questions.

Beware.

Also beware of David Thompson - wants to chat with Hangouts and claims also to be a widower with 2 children from Texas but working overseas currently in Turkey. Very sketchy.

Nov 10, 2019
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Kurt Nelly off shore in Greece
by: Anonymous

This guy has been persistent and clearly is not who he says he is according to the reverse image search. Anyone else dealing with him? I believe he is in Nigeria, and I haven't given him a penny.

He gets mad, blocks me on Hangouts. I haven't blocked him yet, as it's almost like a game of cat and mouse.

Nov 10, 2019
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Alexa Dimitrov and Ella Haugenud
by: Sarah1176

These two popped up at the same time, play continuously, whatever time of day, great words then do 3 or 4 point words. Always go quiet at the end of the game. Another similar player has just started.

What is their end game please? I just want to play the game, I don’t cheat and am in the uk.

Nov 09, 2019
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Anyone playing with Tod Wolters
by: Anonymous

Has anyone played with someone that claims he’s General Tod Wolters? Looked him up and he has a very high position. Was very respectful but made me wonder why a highly decorated general would be playing words with friends.

I declined a game and he blocked me so that told me what my gut told me scammer!

Nov 09, 2019
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Ella Haugerud and Alexa Dimitrov
by: Wendy

I never get game requests, but have now gotten two, Ella Haugerud and Alexa Dimitrov, in the last couple of days. Has WWF now been infiltrated by bots? I accepted Ella and ‘she’ just seems to play.

Has anyone played and had a problem?

I don’t necessarily mind, since I don’t play many games and it helps my stats, but the game play is quite inconsistent, as mentioned by some other posts. And once I accepted Ella, Alexa popped up.

I don’t need my own cadre of bots to be playing with. 😑

Nov 09, 2019
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John Steven
by: Anonymous

Romance scammer persevered to catch me for over a month suddenly demanding money, turned nasty when I refused.

Nov 09, 2019
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Are there any that aren’t scammers?
by: Anonymous

I want to really believe that are nice people that want to meet and chat. Is that possible? Are they all scammers? I have over the years talked to a few that legitimately are nice and not scammers. I recently am talking to someone who I would like to think is also just lonely and not a scammer.

I did a reverse image and can’t find anything on his pictures. Could he be legitimate? I was scammed by two others and Know the signs but I really want to give this person the benefit. I figured out the others were scammers and didn’t let them get anything out of me but this person isn’t asking for anything yet. Lol.

He seems normal and nice. He is military though. Any advice? I am being very cautious.

Nov 09, 2019
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Woolsleysmith
by: Anonymous

Says hes an FBI agent investigating scammers on WWF. Needed to know if I was married or single and how long I had been playing !!

Haha yes and I was born yesterday

Nov 09, 2019
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Watch out for Davidsmith288
by: Anonymous

Beware this guy is a scammer on WWF. He’s very sweet and comes off very honest. Don’t be fooled. I found him on a scammer site and confronted him. He was not happy.


The phone number he used is +1 (281) 915-7560.

Nov 09, 2019
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Leave me alone
by: Anonymous

I started playing WWF so I could play with my son and friends. I too really enjoy the challenge of the game but these annoying men are getting on my nerves. It just occurred to me (duh!$) that this might be a scam. Are they even real people? Their lines are all the same style?

I now only play with people I know or women. If I ignore the men they usually stop the game. Figure men have to ruin a good thing.

Nov 09, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I’ve been playing Carly Anna and I know it’s a scam as they never seem to sleep. Soon as you play they play. Come out with really good words then come out with 2 points! I would never communicate with these people and they’ve never messaged me. Very odd.

Playing 3 of them at moment. Shame cos Carly is stunning or what ever her real name is. But it does get my stats up so no bother to me

Nov 09, 2019
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real player
by: Anonymous

My user name is wandaswinford. I am a real player and will play.

Nov 09, 2019
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Honey
by: Wendy Krause

I have played on Words with Friends since 2012. I am playing a lot of games so I definitely exist. It says PlayWithMeNow under my name.

Please try me again.

Nov 09, 2019
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Wwf new scam
by: Anonymous

That is not new it is the same old scammers. But they aren’t starting out that their wife is dead. Two told me their wife died in childbirth here in the US. I said that is so rare how did they die. Answer in childbirth. Yes I get that but why did they die? They died with a surgeon.

Wait but what was wrong to make then die? That was a few years ago I moved on with my daughter. lol ok dude you are lying.

Nov 09, 2019
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Another scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for a level one player Kelleymason2. Asks religion, location and if married. Blocks as soon as you tell them you have a partner.

Nov 09, 2019
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joe94057
by: Anonymous

Another scammer ladies. I reverse image searched his profile pic and found him on Instagram as charls.fred.7

And lo and behold, some of the pics on Instagram I'd previously received from someone calling himself Maxwell Moore.

Beware. I've reported him for name impersonation but I expect he'll pop up again

Nov 09, 2019
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Andrecody200
by: Anonymous

This guy hasn't done anything yet but he's on Instagram as bryanwilson060. I sense a scammer

Nov 09, 2019
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Tom username Tomm02
by: Anonymous

I did a Yandex search on this guy's profile pic and it's really a stolen pic from the Instagram account of Joe Cross, an Australian entrepreneur. We hadn't got very far talking so he hadn't asked me to go to Hangouts.

I ALWAYS do a reverse image search on their profile pic now

Nov 08, 2019
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Trying to play with real players
by: Anonymous

Wendy I tried to start a game with you and it said you don’t exist. My name is Honey and I’m under Gameset&match

Also I have found that if you play late at night you attract these scammers.

1. Time difference
2. Looking for people who maybe alone or lonely.

Nov 08, 2019
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WWF new scam
by: Anonymous

New Scam. This happened to me once, I caught on quickly. Then it happened several times, same scenario. These players (men)

Flatter you
Make small talk
Then start asking personsl questions, like are you married, pets, names of pets, how old you are, etc.

Usually they are a level 1 player, and do not play well.

BEWARE!!! Do not give out info.

Nov 08, 2019
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Real player
by: I'm not looking for a man

My user name is Im not looking for a man, my picture is of a raccoon. I also am annoyed with these scammers. Feel free to start a game with me.

Nov 08, 2019
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Where are the players
by: Anonymous

I do not chat. I am a real player.

Nov 08, 2019
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Real Player
by: Wendy Krause

This is my name and yes I use it on WWF. Feel free to ask me to play.

Nov 08, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

These scammers are really annoying. However they are easy to spot, usually have 2 Christian names e.g. Mark william, they are persistent in their messages, they’ll call you dear and be really familiar from the start.

I tell them I’m a fraud investigator or ignore until they resign. I have made some good friends playing WWF over the years but these idiots spoil it.

Nov 08, 2019
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Where are all the proper players?
by: Supersunset

So there are lots of us making comments on this page, but where are you all on the Words game? I’m struggling to connect with anyone who is willing to play the game in a competitive way with minimal conversation.

Perhaps we should create an opening (code) gambit so that we know if we’re real!! All the scammers start their convo with the same lines, ... let’s do our own lines!!

Any suggestions?

Nov 08, 2019
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Richieflampert53
by: Anonymous

So glad I found this site.

Richieflampert53 Claims to work far away. Orthopedic surgeon who’s wife died in tragic accident.

All seemed weird

Nov 07, 2019
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Don’t let them spoil our games
by: Anonymous

Don’t let these scammers spoil our games. I used to get upset and wanted to stop playing. Now I know when a scammer creates a game just by their stories and the way they start their chats. Now I ignore them for a few days hoping they will resign. I tell them I’m very busy and don’t have time to chat on hangouts.

When they start getting too friendly and chatting a lot I tell them I have encountered would be scammers on the game. They always say really and I say yes. Then they asked if I was ever scammed and my response is no and I don’t intend to be scammed.

Some of them resign and others leave me alone after that. There are lots of nice people who like to play and aren’t scammers. Always be cautious and beware.

Nov 07, 2019
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To Supersunset
by: Anonymous

I too had the pleasure (not) of getting scammed by Greg Cox. I believe that may be his real name but I was able to figure out that he was using the pictures of someone by the name of Robert Camp. I think they are related to each other somehow.

Anyway, he managed to get $100 iTunes card from me and he sent me 2 dozen roses, a balloon, candy & a teddy bear. I kept the teddy bear to remind me to remain cautious at all times!

From what I can figure out, there are 2 different types of scammers. Some are Nigerian & aren’t very good. But the others ones (like Greg) are Polish or Russian & they can get nasty when you don’t give them money!

Hope this helps! Stay safe out there!

Keep your hearts & your wallets close to you.

Nov 07, 2019
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Johnson murray
by: Anonymous

Finally asked me for 500 dollars. First wanted me to send him an old phone if I had one because he dropped his friends phone in ocean. Gave me an address in Idaho. But he is on oil rig in Scotland. I said no so then today he said please can I borrow 500 to get phone for my friend he is desperate to talk to his family.

So many lies.

Nov 07, 2019
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Numerous scammers
by: Anonymous

Every week for the last 5 weeks I have had at least 4-6 scammers per week. It is getting very annoying and I like others, just want to play a game. One guy after me saying hello told me he was in love with me and would scream it from the mountains. Really dude? WWF should do a much better job of policing their game site so that people who enjoy the game, can play.

They all plead with me to go to Hangout and I always refuse. If this keeps up, I'm going to have to uninstall and go to a different game. Funny this doesn't happen on Dice w/Buddies.
And yes, Ella Haugerud is on my playlist as well.

I will resign the game.

Here are names to watch out for: Captain Thomas, Nathan Levenstein, Scott Walter, Kip Hickman, list goes on.

Nov 07, 2019
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People who want to play WWFs
by: Anonymous

I too have a lot of individuals who decline my games. It is hard to find new competition. 😪

Nov 07, 2019
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Players wanted
by: Anonymous

I understand your dilemma. I started asking friends I do have games with who were safe to play. Then I would send requests to the trusted ones.

Nov 07, 2019
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SCAMMERS
by: Anonymous

This is a shame and I am getting fed up with the scammers now! I only want to play words and maybe exchange a well done and where are you from but this is silly!!

Nov 07, 2019
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Watch out!
by: Supersunset

Watch out for Mark Bliss and Greg Cox

Nov 07, 2019
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Safe players, non scammers
by: Supersunset

I’ve been playing since 2014, and only recently have encountered scammers. I have my safe players who hardly chat except to comment on play tactics. I’m thankful for them. My advice is to play only those who have a dog as a profile or an abstract picture.

I’m fascinated to know how so many scammers have suddenly decided to bombard WWF. I’ve experienced 5 months of a scam relationship and have been gullible enough to fall for it. Now I like to play with them and rattle them before they quit and I think there are fewer of them online now. Let’s all force them out!!

And if anyone wants a good safe game, I’m happy to oblige!!

My user name is at the top.

Nov 07, 2019
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Players Wanted
by: Anonymous

Hello. Most new players who contact me are unfortunately scammers. It's hard to find people who actually want to play the game.

I've tried playing my match or people who are online only to get declined or they timed out.

Any advice on how to get actual people who like to play WWF?

Nov 07, 2019
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Strange I don’t see their motivation
by: JV

Strange I don’t see their motivation, With the last week I have received a number request from what appeared to be Bots. To my surprise I found the site by doing a search for some of the names, Carlita Lopez, Ami Jayne and Ella Haugerud!

I became suspicious For the reasons stated above, similarly playing around the clock and responding to moves immediately!

However, I have not had any of them attempt to contact me. I don’t understand the play? What is in it for them?

Nov 06, 2019
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Women scammers
by: Anonymous

It’s not just men scamming. There are women too. They have sexy profile pics and use the same lines as men. Angle Marie is one. Be careful everyone.

Nov 06, 2019
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Too many scammers
by: M.C.

I think Zynga should do something. 100% of new players are now scammers. I used to enjoy the game but now it is almost impossible to play: some of the scammers are terrible players, some are just cheaters.

In any case it is not much fun to play anymore.

Nov 05, 2019
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A new tactic
by: Anonymous

Ladies and gentlemen please be aware. I encountered a scammer today. All the obvious scammer signs, he said he had been the victim of a scam and was hurt. Such a blatant lie. They will try whatever trick they feel will make others feel compassion.

Just please don't give money to someone you've not met in person. That is a good rule which will eliminate giving money to scammers.

Nov 05, 2019
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Daniel Bush
by: Anonymous

Scammer. I turned the tables and asked him to send me money lol He apparently is a multi billionaire Lawyer and Real Estate Agent.

Suffice to say I'm still waiting to receive money. SCAMMER SCAMMER.

Beware everyone!!!

Nov 05, 2019
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Gullible, but wise now
by: Anonymous

Still getting over a scam. Be warned ladies. There is suddenly an increase in newcomers to the game. All joining today or last week. Newbies. I have now mastered how to catch them out, but enjoy playing a little game first, then hitting them where it hurts!! I’m having my comeuppance!

Beware of John Griffin, George Mashall, Steven James.

Nov 05, 2019
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Scammer ?
by: Anonymous

Playing with Paul play or pj and he says he loves you and wants to marry you.

Anyone else had this.

Nov 04, 2019
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Another One
by: Anonymous

This one uses the name Rolandumar1 with a profile pic of what looks like a dad and his two young daughters, which is of course not his.

He says he is from Scotland and is in Iraq, dreadful English and repeats questions he just asked. Took less than 5 minutes to try and get me on WhatsApp and of course I refused.

He gave me his email which I said I dont want. He was not phased by me telling him I am married either. He says his wife cheated and he left her. He claims he is deployed and they cant use social media because the UN checks up on them. Very pushy for me to download WhatsApp which I will not do.

I have now blocked him as my ignoring him seemed to spur him to send me dozens of messages in a few minutes.

These scammers are just ruining what used to be a fun game that I have played for years and is a great time passer.

Nov 04, 2019
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There are so many of them
by: Anonymous

I’ve been playing for almost 3 years and enjoy the game. There are a lot of nice players. Lately so many of these scammers are coming through. If I block one three new ones show up. They all must use the same script. It is always the same stories and they are oil rig workers or doctors from Syria or army generals.

I’ve been asked for gift cards, cash in thousands of dollars etc. I have never sent anything to them. When asked I block them. I refuse to go on hangouts or give out my contact information. They seem to target middle aged women and men. Some of them are sneaky.

I’ve had the same guy with 2 different photos and different names but it was obvious either was the same guy.

Beware.

Nov 04, 2019
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Relentless
by: Anonymous

When playing with the oh so obvious scammers, I have said to them they are bringing on curses on themselves and their families with their lying and stealing. This doesn't phase them. They just call me insulting names.

So now I just quickly resign. I don't enjoy their same stories and lies. In a way I feel sorry for them...terrible way to get by with lies and deceit.

Nov 04, 2019
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To the one who lost $70,000
by: Anonymous

Boy if someone used my photo from Facebook to start a new game with me, it makes worry about identity fraud. Be careful.

Nov 04, 2019
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WWF Scammers
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know where one may report phone numbers of the WWF scammers? Just wondering. Thank you.

Nov 03, 2019
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Accounts disabled
by: Anonymous

4 of the scammers that I had previously blocked have since had their accounts disabled. Odd thing though, if I try to block some of them, it comes up as account already blocked. That tells me that it's the same scumbag just using a different name.

Nov 03, 2019
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Easy to spot
by: Anonymous

Bravo. I agree with you. We don't need or want your pity. If you have it all figured out then why are you even on this website? I think you were really scammed but you don't want to admit it could happen to you.

Nov 03, 2019
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OIL RIG IN Alaska
by: Pixie

Lawrence Abraham and daughter Vicky. Please, I lost 70,000.00 cash to this guy. I know I will never see it again, but if I can help one person then my voice is heard. He is good, Widowed, child living with Nanny, no friends. Equipment stuck in customs!!

Promised me the world, even though I said I had a boyfriend!! Beware. I uninstalled the app after they used my photo from FB to start a game with me!!

It is sad, as I love this game.

Nov 03, 2019
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Easy to Spot
by: Anonymous

Hey we don’t want your pity. So glad you are the "all knowing one." I just want to let the unsuspecting one to be aware of this type of scam.

Nov 03, 2019
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Easy to spot
by: Anonymous

The scammers change names frequently, so listing their names is of little use. They are extremely easy to spot. If anyone falls for their nonsense and sends money or gift cards, well hey its your money and your choice. Just know they are not in love with you and it's foolish to send money to someone you've never met. No pity from me.

Nov 03, 2019
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Scammers name
by: Anonymous

Been on wwf for a while. I feel like every guy is a scammer. The latest to ask if I was married, and a bunch of questions. I messed with him for a while but same story. He's an engineer, divorced and wants to chat on whatsap. User name adahmsbrooklyn111

Nov 03, 2019
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SCAM LOL
by: Kate

I’m just upset that people fall for this "romance". I’ve played WWF for 10 years and I love playing with these losers. They all say their wife has passed away, have kids, lonely, work in the gulf. Want you to get on hangout (clueless what that is). DONT. FALL. FOR. THIS.

Nov 03, 2019
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Monday mark
by: Anonymous

They are scammers block them! Any guy who gives you the I am widowed, divorced, child to raise and then want to go off site to talk is a scammer. Ladies do not be fooled.

Nov 03, 2019
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Scammers - Not the Person in the Photo
by: Anonymous

Just an FYI - the photo being used is not the real scammer. Scammers steal photos of others & use them as their own. So they are scamming you & also scamming the person in the photo....Shameful.

Nov 02, 2019
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WWF Scammers
by: Anonymous

Now that I have read through many of these testimonies, it is humbling and embarrassing to say I fell for one of these WWF scammers in the tune of close to $7000. Wow I am ashamed and foolish. Don’t desire to share details but user was a Christain Ale.

Please beware of this name and actually possibly happening again by the name of Mason Richard. Just names to be aware of.

Nov 02, 2019
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Michael kings
by: Anonymous

I was talking to a very handsome guy. Michael Kings with email phillipsdavid422@gmail.com He said he was Houston, Tx and a flipper/ marine engineer. He had a 10 year old daughter. I did a reverse image because some things didn’t add up and he was so handsome.

Turns out he was a Brazilian actor named Bruno Fernandez.

Nov 02, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Watch out for clinton bishop and aaron thomas!!! Both have the same identical story!!! Divorced and work on an oil rig in Texas USA lol. Immediately after starting a game both wanted to talk in hangout app. I told BOTH i needed their bank acct info including passwords because I don't talk to poor men!!

They became confused by this. I said well you were trying to scam me so figured id be like you dumbass!! Their words were almost the same!!!

Nov 02, 2019
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WWF Scammers
by: Anonymous

Yes, they all use the exact same script! Double first names, wife died in tragic accident or during childbirth & they are a single parent. They keep calling me "dear". As soon as they say they work offshore on an oil-rig, I block them.

Nov 01, 2019
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Do you know?
by: Anonymous

Anyone heard of Jack Shafferson? Oil rigger for Exxon?

Nov 01, 2019
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Robbie Williams
by: Jacky

Bloke started playing and I know their stupid stories about dead wife bringing up a kid alone but this one claimed to be Robbie Williams and his photo was of the singer! I let him spin his lies for a bit and then told him he was a fake. He got very defensive and angry. I resigned the game but he is now back with a picture of an older man. Don’t get fooled by any of these lying scammers

Oct 31, 2019
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Well that backfired
by: Anonymous

Had one named George Strait start a game with me. Asked if I knew who he was and I replied nope. He said look at my profile picture, again no idea.

Apparently after some Googling I discovered who the real George Strait is. This guy though was obviously not him.

His little scam backfired I guess as I had no clue who George Strait was LOL

Oct 31, 2019
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WWF Scammer
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever heard of a Monday Mark and his son Derrick Mark please let me know. The son is in school in England and the Father is at Sea in Norway. The son says he is in hospital in England and wanted me to pay 200.00. I did not do this because I know England has free medical and now the son wants me to give him my SS number. I won't do this either so if you hear of the or something like it please let me know.

Oct 30, 2019
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Reverse Look up- Tineye.com
by: Anonymous

Ryan Hatward- scammer- ship BS- blah blah

Oct 30, 2019
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Website maintenance
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Due to website maintenance no new posts will appear for the next 3 days.

Apologies for any inconvenience

Oct 29, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

The last 3 scammers I have had are in Turkey. Really? Like I am going to chat with them working in Turkey. Just seems weird.

Oct 29, 2019
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Blocking scammers
by: Anonymous

So i block the scammers and it says you have already blocked this scammer. If I already blocked them how can i get them again in a different name.

Oct 29, 2019
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Another son story
by: Anonymous

A guy reached out to me last night to start a game. Within less than 5 minutes he was asking me personal questions. He was originally from Miami, and deployed to Afghanistan for his final deployment before he retired. He told me that his beloved wife was killed three years ago by a moving vehicle in a mall parking lot. On her birthday. I told him that that was terribly sad. I also told him I couldn't play much longer, I had to finish packing for my trip to the Greek isles.

I don't have money to take a trip to the beach for the day, but I have money to go to the Greek isles. 🤣🤣 When I told him it was time to go to bed, he resigned the game.

Oct 29, 2019
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Responding to my hypothesis
by: Leenie

I think your theory is spot on. Even the best players are easy to spot. These scammers all use the same lines. I don't understand how so many women are continuously falling for this.

It gets old really fast. I spot them quickly and report them to WWF as imposters. WAKE UP LADIES.

Oct 29, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Dennis Moore - is an interior furniture designer working on a ship and needs a Google card to update his phone apps. How silly am I!

Daniel Bush - impersonating Brian Etemad, a multi multi million dollar Real Estate Agent and Lawyer

BEWARE EVERYONE!

Oct 29, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Jerolddeon01 / Allen Craig he keeps flicking from one name to another. Usual story divorced, has a child, and works on the rigs

Oct 29, 2019
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Getting rid of them
by: Anonymous

Just now I got rid of 2 of them in one minute. just asked if they knew what a 419 scammer is. They immediately banned me and disappeared. Magic words!!!


Oct 29, 2019
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Martin Hinton
by: Anonymous

To whom ever wrote about Martin Hinton. It is guaranteed the man in the photo is not the same person playing you on WWFs. Unfortunately, the military photo being used is stolen. Military personnel do not utilize social media like Kik or WWFs to find love with unknown individuals. Just saying.

I feel bad for the real guy in the photo who is falsely bring betrayed by a romance scammer.

Oct 29, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Beware Terry Williams is using the profile picture of Rick Dancer

Oct 28, 2019
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Martin Hinton scammer
by: Anonymous

This guy has a legit picture of himself. Says he's a Major in the Army and in Afghanistan. He "volunteered" for deployment because he is widowed and has no family. Quickly wanted to go to KIK claiming his WWF app was glitchy. I'm very happily married and told him so. Not interested--don't chat on WWF but his chat got through cause I forgot to mute it. Begged me to go to KIK and thought this odd so I did some research.

Last name is Hinton, in Army reserve in Ohio, married with 3 kids. Is a command sergeant major in reserves. First name is Scott. Called him out on his lies.

He has blocked me GOOD RIDDANCE! Don't know his end game but beware.

Uses Martin. H and Martinhinton9

Oct 28, 2019
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Scammers wwf
by: Anonymous

Paulgraysonsmith007
Gray Mackson
Jimmy Woods

The list is growing.

Oct 28, 2019
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Ryan Hatward
by: Anonymous

Scammed WWF player out of money. Don't use Hangout message app.

RYAN HATWARD

Oct 28, 2019
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Reverse Imaging
by: Anonymous

The best site I have found for reverse imaging is Yandex.images. Also there is tineye.

Please check out all of the players photos on Yandex.images and report the players for photo impersonation immediately. Do not go to Hangout or WhatsApp or Skype. These men do NOT love you but they will love your money.

Oct 28, 2019
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Paulford936
by: Anonymous

Further to my earlier post I made the mistake of telling this scumbag that he's a scammer. He blocked me on WWF and messaged on Hangouts that he's reported ME!! Will anything happen. Has this happened to anyone else?

Oct 28, 2019
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Paulford936
by: Anonymous

Another one. Not very clever. He was Maxwell Moore in a previous incarnation. He's not asked for money yet. I've been talking to him on Hangouts; was going to wind him up but he's just sent me the exact same photo that the aforementioned Maxwell Moore sent me. 4 hits on TinEye reverse image search. I've just called him out. I expect to be blocked lol

Oct 28, 2019
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EdgarChristopher96
by: Anonymous

I am having too much fun scamming them, mixing them up. Yesterday I told him I am 5.3", 58 kgs. He has no idea of inches or kgs because he said he is 9.8" 59 kgs, 130 lb. I asked him if he was dying or already dead and most of the time he, and the other scammers, do not realise I am teasing them.

Does anybody play with this Edgar. Or Christopher probably really born in 96, but with the pic of a 60 yrs old man

Oct 27, 2019
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Harrison Murphy
by: Anonymous

He claims to be a US Marine. Smooth talker, nice looking and wants to go to Hangouts and what’s app. I made the mistake and talked to him for two months. He started asking for gift cards because he said he was ambushed when he was deployed.

Professed his undying love way too soon. He began asking for large amounts of money. I never knew about these scams. Blocked him immediately after hearing his voice on WhatsApp.

Oct 27, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Johnfred222 another scammer

Oct 26, 2019
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My hypothesis
by: Anonymous

If you're wondering how many Nigerian scammers ended up on Words With Friends, I have a theory!

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/08/27/491470531/and-the-no-1-scrabble-nation-in-the-world-is

TLDR: Scrabble is hugely popular in Nigeria, and many of the world's top competitors in international scrabble competitions are Nigerian. Maybe if Scrabble is so popular there, then it's only natural that a few con artists might try to run their tactics on Words With Friends?

Oct 26, 2019
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Derrick Mason and Robert Pavel Stein-scammers
by: Anonymous

WWF SCAMMERS

I had a simple place you could upload pics for a reverse image search for free but now I cant find it.

Anyone know of one free? Not google

Oct 26, 2019
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Daniel Bush
by: Anonymous

The picture posted is that of one Brian Etemad, a multi billionaire Real Estate Agent and Lawyer. Currently this fake person is working on an Oil Rig. He tried to ask me for money to which I declined. I turned the tables and asked him for money. He was sending presents and a large sum of money for our future. Taxes became payable prior to delivery and of course I was asked to pay $13000 to bitcoin.

When I declined again, I became the ungrateful person. Beware of this player!

Oct 26, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

He calls himself Daves Roberto on wwf and been chatting for a while. The usual oil rig worker lost wife and daughter. Left looking after granddaughter and never asked for any money yet, but did a reverse image and his photo is of a politician in Missouri called Gary Nodle.

he actually sent me a few photos and having checked face book page the photos are on there.

Oct 26, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Jamesmark0309 another one to avoid

Oct 26, 2019
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Photo impersonation
by: Anonymous

I have reported at least 50 for photo impersonation and they are still playing. They never get kicked off.

Oct 26, 2019
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Player has previously been blocked
by: Anonymous

I blocked another scammer this morning. A notification came up that I had already blocked him. So obviously these dirtbags are just coming up with new user names. I don't know if there's any way for Zynga to fix it. Don't let your vulnerability get the best of you. You're stronger than that.

"Hello dear/beautiful/pretty. Thank you for accepting my game request. How is the weather over there? I am from the United States of America, city of New York." Sound familiar?

Oct 25, 2019
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DON’T ENGAGE!!
by: Danie

People just DON’T engage with these scammers. Go into your settings, and change it to play only with friends. Problem fixed

Oct 25, 2019
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Double first names are a dead giveaway
by: Anonymous

Braun William
Richard Scott

I have learned how to identify these trolls from playing the lightning round. They hang toward the bottom, play one or two low Point words if at all, and at the end of the lightning round I get a game request. I let them sweet-talk me, and when I don't answer they resign the game.

It counts as a win for me😏 They copy pictures of good-looking men from social networking sites and create a fake profiles for themselves.

Oct 25, 2019
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Words with friends scammer
by: Anonymous

Beware of Anthony Perkins on WWF. I found that he is on many other sites as well. He is very good at pulling heart strings and then comes the request for money for ticket to come visit.

Don’t play a game or respond to his comments.

Oct 25, 2019
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Wouldsjim on WWF
by: Anonymous

Jim Woods on hangout, said doctor at UN in Syria. Need $3000 for a flight out of war zone. Said he loves me. Widow with 3 yr. Told him his game is over, scammer!

Oct 25, 2019
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Another one to add to your list Leonardo Bruno / Leo Bruno same old ploy.

Oct 25, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Lol I'm playing with JohnnCharles7014 profile photo and name Gerald Butler pretending to be the real movie star 🤣🤣 also careful of Swizz Williams another scammer who wants you to invest in crypto currency. I did tell him to Invest in the Mexican Cartel they're wanting sponsers to open up a new crack cocaine factory that the profits weren't to be sniffed at 🤣🤣

Oct 24, 2019
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Wouldsjim on WWF
by: Anonymous

This guy try to scam me, had me download hangout. In 2 days he said I was love of his life. I played his game and he got angry when I wouldnt do as he said. Doctor in Syria at UN, Widower with a daughter 3.

Needs $3000 dollar to fly on private plane from a war zone. I called him out. Now he says I'm the devil.

Oct 24, 2019
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Photo impersonation
by: Anonymous

Ladies. Here’s an idea.

If you have never played with a man and you see his photo then Screenprint it and put it through Yandex.images. If it matches up on this site under any other name then report it as "Photo Impersonation". Get the man removed before he gets his next victim.

Do not think you are keeping them away from other women. They play against a lot of women at the same time. Don’t string them along - REPORT THEM.

Oct 24, 2019
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Clarksteves
by: Anonymous

Also playing Clark Steve’s. I think he has a cheating app. Very high scores but not many games played. Pic of very handsome man but I’m sure it’s not him . He’s number 2 on the leader board

Oct 24, 2019
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EdgarChristopher96
by: Anonymous

Another oil rig engineer, single, photo of a handsome man, stupid like most of them, keeps copying and pasting his own words. I'm having fun with him, pretending to believe him and discussing about engineering technical problems.

I keep telling him I am glad he is so rich.

Oct 24, 2019
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Smartsamdave@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Smartsamdave@gmail.com is a true con artist. Sweet talker. Orphanage needs money. He'll love you as long as you're sending him money.

Lost thousands to this rat.

Oct 24, 2019
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Steve Blake or Steve Stan
by: Anonymous

Tried scamming me out of money. Of course wanted to connect on Hangouts. He sent me a copy of his passport so he could seem honest. A police detective I know couldn’t find his identity anywhere.

Beware as he is charming.

Oct 23, 2019
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More scammers
by: Anonymous

Another name to add to the list. Ken Benson9. States he is 56, divorced for 3 years and has a 12 year old daughter. Works for deepwaters oil rig.

Oct 22, 2019
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More Names
by: Anonymous

More scammer names: James Matthew, Winstonalexson72, Scott Ben, Horald Wilson, Campthomas100, Charles Chidiebere

I really can't believe from reading these comments that people actually send them gift cards. Please never use Hangouts or give out your personal info. Use your common sense.

Oct 22, 2019
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Too good is true
by: Anonymous

I lost my husband in my 50’s. I get lonely believe me. Love isn’t gift cards. Or anything that costs you $$$. It isn’t please ladies. Do not give your $$$$ to Nigerian scammers


Oct 22, 2019
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Johnson Rice?
by: Anonymous

Been chatting with a player by the name of Johnson Rice. Works for oil rig 6 as a departmental supervisor, supposedly. Owns the company that supervises the workers. Claims to be 40s, handsome as can be. No money asked for yet, but I noticed the job description is a copy and paste from a random Facebook page and LinkedIn account.

I haven't been able to reverse search the pictures yet, but I find the name ironic as it's an energy company.

Anyone played him yet? Not sure what to believe?

Oct 22, 2019
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Scared
by: Melanie

I have "played" the scammers from day one. I never go off line and never sent money. A few days ago ClarkStevess77 asked for a game. He played okay at first and then beat me next three games. I won one and he won another. He was cheating. He is divorced, but his wife left him taking his 3 year old son Greg.

I offer solutions to the state dept. I don’t fall for the sympathy. Never asks for offline chat or money. Then this am, I am on a flight early to close up a summer house in Canada I am straddled with and he asks have you snapped yet? I never ever ever tell anyone I play I Snapchat. In fact I deny any SM platform. I ask what do you mean?

He says have you taken a pic yet? Of me on a plane? Yes. I ask do you mean Snapchat? He answers yes, one of your flying snaps. I blocked. I wrote Zynga.

It creeped me the hell out.

Oct 22, 2019
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Davidson Bryan then Gianin Florentine
by: Anonymous

I’m a sensible, intelligent middle aged happily married lady, and I’ve been foolish and gullible. For 5 months every day almost, I’ve been chatting to this man. Building a relationship, sending amazon cards for him and his kids. Yes, even believing I was falling for him. Loved his profile picture. Feel really sad I won’t ever know the man of the picture. He looks such a nice guy! Where do they find the photos?


This man, Davidson Bryan from Words, wooed me, then asked for money, they got angry and quit on me, then came back with the same profile picture but a new name, and I fell again!!!

He even told me that the Italian was a bastard trying to get money from me and I should be careful, but the two men were actually one!! I could write a book!!

I’m thankful I haven’t parted with $6000 to release him from the oil platform. I’m about to block him, but find I’m now playing words with two more oil rig engineers!! Haha.

Oct 22, 2019
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Robert Mark
by: Anonymous

The person that replied about Robert Mark, is it Robertmark4821 on Words with friends??

Oct 22, 2019
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I have had 4 so far. Rawlings Loh, however, he goes by several names. Davis Jackson, one deleted me immediately from the game and currently (haha) Ken Benson09 is his user name.

Thankfully I'm not lonely nor desperate.

Oct 22, 2019
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WWF Scammers
by: Anonymous

Here are 2 more scammers, Liars. Gary Christopher, Begging me to go on Hangouts, says he is an honest man! Lies, not even his real name. Reverse image search shows him on dating websites with different names.

Posted pics on Nigerian Dating Scam page

Dave Woodruff, same story, pics on other page

Oct 21, 2019
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