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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Sep 16, 2020
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Kenneth Gaulette, NJ. Sex Offender claiming he is a Fed
by: Scam Victim

Beware of Kenneth Gaulette in N.J. who also goes by the name Ken Stavola. He was a Newark Police officer who was arrested for sexual assault years ago and is no longer in law enforcement (google his name for proof).

He is now illegally doing investigations as a Private Investigator. He is also going around saying that he is with the Feds and wearing FBI shirts.

He told me that he owned an investigations company made up of "other Feds like him" and claims to have connections like the governor and former presidents. I hired him based on his false claims, and he did nothing but stole thousands of dollars from me after telling me lies about fake evidence that he made up.

He is also not working with anyone, especially any Feds (FBI or DEA according to him) or any retired law enforcement of any kind.

Stay away from him and warn your friends, he cannot do investigations and is a criminal, scammer and a con man. Everything that he says is a lie. He should be in jail

Sep 15, 2020
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Jocelyn Poirier
by: Anonymous

Jocelyn Poirier was playing her for 6 months and turns out she's a scammer

Sep 13, 2020
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Bernardo Velasco used as profile pic in WWF2
by: Anonymous

There is a person who uses the photo(s) of Brazilian actor Bernardo Velasco (I used Google Reverse Image) as his profile pic. I was playing and chatting with him over a week, and he started saying things like he has fallen in love (hallmark of a romance scammer).

Claims he lives in Wisconsin, USA. His stories are very detailed, very well crafted, very unlike the standard scammer stories floating around. His grammar is not that atrocious, and so he managed to have me believe him for a bit.


Didn't hang around to the bit where he asks for money or whatever.

Sep 09, 2020
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Derrick N
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Derricknelson898. He is using the photo of retired US Army General John F Campbell. Called him out on this eventually and of course he denied it. Then he said he WAS him. Said he was out in Afghanistan at the moment.

I pointed out Campbell was retired. He changed tack then and said he was his twin brother! And he was 60 and a Lieutenant General. When I pointed out John Campbell was 63 he said that's right he's an older twin.

I'm in hysterics at this stage...so laughable!! Ended up telling him he was a despicable idiot and got dumped but of course I've reported him for abuse.

Sep 09, 2020
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Louis Jackson
by: Anonymous

Anyone know a Louis Jackson? Seems to have the same stories as the other stories I read on this site. Would like confirmation as I'm trying to protect someone I know who may have fallen for one of these scammers.

Sep 09, 2020
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New tactics
by: Lee

So it seems now that they are all using snap cheat app. I have had several of them confess that they are using it.

They are getting more aggressive on moving to new platforms (hangouts and WhatsApp, and now telegram).

They are switching the script questions but still are using similar jargon. The dear comments are still there and the grammar is horrible. I have spoken to 7 in the last month on hangouts and all ended up being from the Delta state NG (Nigeria).

Please please please report as abuse rather than just blocking them. If you report as fraud or unwanted contact, they get disabled. There is now a glitch that when they get disabled they can use the same user name. You can also send screenshots to zynga from the game of the conversations and that gets them removed quick.

There are several men they use the pics of regularly and that is picture impersonation as well.

Just today I received 9 new games, all brand new accounts, all the stories. If you see another female on your recommends games that is playing one of these guys, start and game and chat with them, work together to get them disabled. There are groups that are working to do this as well.

The more we stick together, we slow them down. Don’t let them get to an innocent victim. My contact name is in other posts in here if you want to chat elsewhere.. they need to stop!!!!

Sep 09, 2020
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A for Originality/ Creativity
by: Anonymous

To the person who wrote about George. You have a better understanding than most of what theses guys might be going thru. I respect that

Sep 09, 2020
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George
by: Anonymous

Yes that’s him! Very quiet intelligent ‘god fearing’ man. Looking back on my time with him, I now see subtle signs along the way that I missed Too bad because he was honest about a lot of things. I guess life is tough there to make such people do things like this for money

Sep 09, 2020
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Dumb Doctors!
by: Anonymous

So what's with all the "doctors" on peacekeeping missions in the Middle East who can only manage to come up with very simple words of less than 10 points? I played one who must have thought he was doing well with his 2 and 3 pointers because he didn't really try any harder. I was leading by over 300 points!

You would at least think if they had the brains to make it through med school they would be able to play more impressive words. I'm just so disappointed in the less-than-challenging games these scammers play! LMAO

Sep 09, 2020
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An "A" for Originality/Creativity!
by: Anonymous

I have found these comments interesting and believe I have also played with the same "George" some of you mentioned. Seemed like a fine young man who said he was from Nigeria and was ashamed of all the scammers coming from his country.

Told me he had a job and we had pleasant conversation for a few weeks. Always very polite and respectful and seemed to be educated with a good command of the English language.

Then one day he said his boss told him he would be losing his job, that times were rough because of the pandemic. I said I was sorry to hear that but he still never asked me for anything.

Then a week or so later the story got worse and he was to be evicted from his house because he couldn't pay the rent and didn't know what he would do. He started asking, begging me for help. Said his uncle had raised some money for him and anything I could give him would be appreciated.

I honestly felt sorry for the guy and thought maybe I should give something. But then I got to thinking that a lot of people are struggling right now and he probably has it better than me if he's pulling this scam with others!

As someone else said, "a real smooth one" who really reels you in with a different approach. Have to give him credit for being original!

Sep 09, 2020
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Not all from Nigeria
by: Anonymous

These scammers are NOT all from Nigeria! They are from all over the world including the US so lets not always assume or blame one country!

Sep 08, 2020
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Names
by: Anonymous

His name is Mike Antonio Pierce, 61, from Milan working as an oil rig manager. He's charming, attractive, and a total scammer. His email is
pmike@gmail.com and he alleges that he works at Cairns offshore from LA.

Divorced, one granddaughter, Mandy, that he's raising.

You can all fill in the blanks.

Sep 06, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Mark Jason
Luke George Evans
Alex Welsey
Jones Adam
Jeffrey Hoffman

These have the same stories. They are single dads and their wives are deceased.

Sep 06, 2020
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Sherrry w
by: Anonymous

Look out for sherrry w she/he plays the romance card and wanted me to give money for a flight to come see me and then when I declined they needed money for data 😂

They have no Shame.

Keep your guard up folks

Sep 04, 2020
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George
by: Anonymous

Anyone chat or play with George? EJ G. ejoville

Looking for some one to compare notes

Thanks

Sep 04, 2020
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Acting now
by: Anonymous

Lucas M. My most recent scammer. They are not very good at it though. I’m going to give them a 1 out of five for effort.

I like to think of scammers as an amusing sideline to the game But this one became boring quite quickly. Can’t recommend.

Sep 04, 2020
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James white
by: Sandy

This man has been playing since April level 15 and states he lives in Corith Texas which is 30 miles from Dallas. I asked him how far lol and he said 3 hours and 10 minutes. I called him on it and he states it was a misunderstanding. Uses a picture of a man in middle 59's in a suit. Born in Iowa and mom from Germany. Parents split and he moved with mom and has been in Texas 10 years His position is a Contractor engineer

Sep 03, 2020
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Fyi
by: Anonymous

Just so you all know, many scammers are aware of this site so beware of what you post.

Sep 03, 2020
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Frankwilliam07613
by: Jan

Good old Frank. Loved the idea. Nay was excited to hear I was in the UK so he could visit and get to know me better. Told him I didnt think my husband would like that! Told me he's from Boston. Then when I questioned his "I've only had coffee for breakfast" at 0220 Boston time I get this reply.

I worked 25 years at Boston medical center as an emergency doctor before I had my contract with the UN but I'm currently working here in Afghanistan with UN NATO troops for peace keeping mission as an emergency as medical doctor.

Then he tells me he's in a war zoo. What's a war zoo? Are you treating animals? I asked! He resigned!!! How can this piece of scum have been playing since November 2019? Needless to say I've reported him.

Sep 02, 2020
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EJ. G Ejovillr
by: Anonymous

A real smooth one! Anyone playing with him, his name is George! Really curious to hear of others experience with him. He is very nice and doesn’t pretend to be anyone other than himself.

Uses his own picture. Not really typical scammer but once he reels you in emotionally, the needs start!

Please post if you have played or chatted him.

Sep 01, 2020
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Dougherty S. (Sterling)
by: Anonymous

Got a request to play from Dougherty S. Accepted the challenge. Immediately got message from her. Her picture is of a nice looking younger white lady. She thanked me for accepting her challenge. Asked me where I'm playing from. Asked me what I do for a living.

Then told me she wanted to be great friends on WWF. Asked me if I was married and had kids. I asked her where she was from and she says shes from South Dakota but lives in Virginia but is currently in Syria.

I asked what are you doing in Syria, she says with U.S. Army. I did not think we had troops in Syria. I asked how long you been there and she says 7 months. I don't respond for a few days then she messages "hello" and I say "howdy" and she says "how are you doing" I say "ok". I ask her how she doing she says, "lonely and bored". I deleted her after that.

I am pretty sure she is scam artist and probably not even a woman.

Sep 01, 2020
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Williamspoon
by: Anonymous

Lol this one is a scammer. His daughter has passed away and needs 20k. Beware the stories are just incredible

Sep 01, 2020
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Please be careful ladies!
by: Anonymous

I'm ashamed to admit that I was played for a fool too by one of these "romance scammers." Although I can pick them out easily now (their stories are ridiculous!), back at the start of the pandemic when I was homebound and feeling isolated, I began talking to this man on Words and had an immediate connection.

He was intelligent, worldly, and so romantic and charming with all his sweet sayings. I downloaded the Hangouts app to continue our cozy conversations. I was the love of his life who he was going to marry after coming back to the States from an overseas business trip in the Middle East.

One day after several months he told me his credit card account had been frozen and asked if I would do him a favor and transfer money around for him related to his business. I considered it at first but it was complicated and a huge sum of money and something told me it just didn't feel quite right. That's when I searched online and found stories from other women about all these money scams going on.

If I had done it and been caught, it could have been a criminal offense for money laundering, basically being a money mule. I have no idea if it's illegal money related to terrorism or drugs or whatever, but I don't want a felony on my record! He was very annoyed and angry that I wouldn't do it (he said to strengthen the commitment we had) and we didn't talk for awhile.

Gradually we began talking again, but not like before. I never let my guard down and honestly was scared that if I didn't talk with him he would blackmail me out of spite with some deep dark secrets I should have never shared with him or steal my identity with all the personal details he knew about me and make my life a living hell.

He started sending me links to open with songs and other things to share with me, but I would never open them. I don't want malware on my computer or phone! I changed usernames and passwords just to be safe. It's awful what they can do to your life.

Eventually there was another stint where he had a medical emergency and needed immediate money for treatment as he couldn't access his accounts. He pressured me and said he couldn't understand why I wouldn't be there for him when he was sick and needed help.

Believe me, they are trained and are experts at what they do, and scamming you is really all they want.

Looking back there were so many red flags that should have hit me in the head -- going silent on weekends when his internet connection was supposedly bad (was he with his real family?), dropping his phone in water so it didn't work for days, video calls which were all choppy and would freeze up (so I wouldn't easily detect a thick Arabic accent), nothing found on Google when searching for his name, unable to show me his driver's license or passport when asked, etc, etc.

How someone can tell one pathetic lie after another is beyond me. These ruthless men have no morals or ethics.

I wanted to share my experience in the hope I can somehow help other women. If it even helps one woman, it will have been worth it to me. These love connections are addictive and mess with the chemicals in your brain. You are groomed and brainwashed and intimidated and degraded. Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we can do.

I eventually blocked him on Hangouts and ended all contact. I was a little sad at first but got over it. It was never real to begin with.

Aug 31, 2020
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Marcus A
by: Anonymous

Sorry wrote Marcus W
Marcusaeuroi- think Marcus Aeurolis the Roman emperor

Aug 31, 2020
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Marcus w and Brown R
by: Anonymous

Marcus w - on a crude oil rig in El Paso Texas. 15 year old daughter lives with grandparents in Florida. He has not seen her since covid19 hit. He’s 55, wife died 7 years ago of cancer. He was married 15 years. I asked how old he was when he got married. He said 40. I said according to my math you would have been 33. He said he wasn’t good at math😂🤣

Brown R- picture of man in mask with hands on wall. He to is an engineer but likes to admire his painting- lol. He’s 64 and his 47 year old wife left him for his best friend that was like a brother to him. Best part is she got pregnant at 47.

You can’t make this stuff up. Both guys - new players and came immediately after lightning round. I have reported. Please find these guys and do the same.

Time to take a break.

Aug 28, 2020
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Gideon
by: Mrs B

I knew from the start he was a scammer but decided to have some fun. Added him on Hangouts and started exaggerating my life. He asked about my family and I said my dad died in a Horrific lawnmower accident which resulted in both his legs being chopped off and he got thrown into the air and electrocuted.

He then replied I don’t think that really happened did it. He then tried to call me and I said sorry there are sales people at the door I just can’t get rid of them. He then got Annoyed. I didn’t hear from him for the rest of the day but late at night he sent me a few words in Nigerian which I had to look up and it basically meant someone who falls for a scammer and gives money away.

Not quite sure why he sent that since I was the one playing him along too

Aug 28, 2020
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Loser Leo
by: Jess

This guy tells me he is originally from Finland but lives in Colorado. Lost his son in a military event and his wife to cancer of the breast. I said I didn't know of any military uprisings in Finland. Mind you Finland is supposed to be the happiest place on earth to live.

Insistent about going to Hangouts, and doesn't like being told no. . . Meet LeoRichard736

Aug 28, 2020
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JNic28
by: Anonymous

This guy is a horrible scammer. Typical story, in Afghanistan for a peace keeping mission. He asks me how was my night. I said I am going to go with fine. He sends me back "Alaye" which is Yoruban (Nigerian). I had to use Google translate and everything. I sent back a reply in his language and he resigns but doesn't block. I guess he thinks I am one of them.

Aug 24, 2020
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No new game request
by: Anonymous

I too haven’t had any new game requests and am wondering if I’m on some sort of list.

Aug 24, 2020
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They just don't read stuff
by: Anonymous

So I've been chatting to a few obvious scammers. Usual drab conversation - so when asked how I was I said "well I've broken my leg but apart from that I'm ok" his reply "that's cool".

Another one "what are you having for lunch? I replied "custard and trifle with smoked salmon". "Yummy" he says.

Another one really bossy "well are you sending me your gmail or not?" You could say anything and they agree. Pathetic.

Aug 24, 2020
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Harry William
by: Anonymous

Anyone come across this guy? Works on oil rig in Germany, wife died in childbirth, has 3 kids in boarding school! Very religious, bible basher

Aug 22, 2020
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I always scare them off
by: Anonymous

They always show up after lightening rounds. As soon as they start with "hello" blah blah blah, I tell them I am married and don’t send money.

Boom! Gone!

When I’m bored I toy with them. I make up where I live, my age, my life. It’s awesome! Lol

Aug 22, 2020
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What about orthopedoc doc in Syria named Oscar Harrison?
by: Anonymous

Dr. (Lol) Oscar Hartison wanted me to get on hangout. Said he was from Dallas and contracted with the Syrian army for two years. Wanted me to get on hangout. He called me. A man from Dallas with a middle eastern accent. I looked him up online and he is a scammer. My first experience with hangout and a scammer. I deleted him after reporting him. Looked him up on Google. Major scammer.

Aug 21, 2020
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Something funny
by: Anonymous

They usually start out with their standard intro.

I'm a civil engineer from Denmark, living in Kansas City working in an oil field. I'm a widower with a 9 year old son who is in boarding school in Prague.

My response is... No you aren't.

His response is... That's nice, where are you?

😂

Aug 21, 2020
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I’m not sure how...
by: Anonymous

But I think I may have gotten it stopped. I would usually pick up one or more of them playing the lightening round. The last time, and this has been a couple of months ago, I got four of them at once. I played them all (exhausting, but I feel like it keeps them away from more vulnerable players for a while!).

I usually give them a little bit of rope, let them build their story, then start calling them out. ‘You should be Ashamed of yourself", "people are on to you", etc. I told one of the four that I was going to report him. He said HE was going to report ME. But then he quit making plays - ALL of them quit making plays AT THE SAME TIME - and they eventually timed out.

I still play the lightening round, I still do everything I enjoy doing, but I haven’t had one scammer in two months. Could I have gotten on a list in Nigeria?? Whatever, the peace is wonderful. It just breaks my heart that anyone would fall for them.

By the way, I’d read through this post for a while and I see some people offering to help find scammers for them. Maybe I’m just a giant mound of cynicism, but I wouldn’t trust them.

Aug 21, 2020
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Peter Milford/ Daniel c
by: Anonymous

When you play this guy (scammer) contractor drills oil and builds roads, his profile says Peter Milford yet when you are in the game, he shows up as Danny C. How does this happen? He needs to be gone.

Aug 20, 2020
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Lots of scammers
by: Sick of the games

Yes Lisa Kim is a scammer. Told my husband she was a stock broker but I thought the picture didn’t add up. When he wouldn’t buy she got angry and deleted herself. There was also a girl just went by Sarah. Said she was 32, wanted to go on hangouts to talk. Sob story of her daughter needed stuff and having medical problems.

Used fake pictures and clips on hangouts. Never got any money. Called him handsome. Since deleting hangouts I have not seen just sarah on wwf. But if you come across a long brown haired girl with brown eyes and sad pictures at first which are terrible quality and then beautiful clear clips of her smiling and happy beware.

If anyone else has had dealings with her sure would like to know.

Aug 20, 2020
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Hopkins humpfries
by: Anonymous

Uses a picture of a man dressed in a suit and I have seen this picture with other names. Very low score. Didnt wait but 2 moves and wants to know more about me. I asked why and he replied because I do. I replied I heard about scammers on here from friends and they are from Nigeria and I dont give out any information lol and immediately blocked.

Aug 20, 2020
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Doctor from Yemen
by: Anonymous

I’ve been a complete fool. Wilson Eric spoke for 4 months, very convincing. I was naive n perfect idiot to be trapped by such a person, and yep I was scammed out of money, and want my money back but no idea how to do this, so has anyone managed to get money back from scammers?

They Are so clever, no bad spelling, regular pics, family pics etc., I had the FBI get in touch, and apparently they wanted £2000 to go get him and arrest him, but obviously I did not send this but this person did tell me who the guy Wilson was impersonating was, and that’s how I found out, so my warning would be it’s not always bad spellers, addressing you as dear, checking info out with you general questions.

Some appear very genuine in the things they share, so please be aware I would hate anyone to have the experience I had x

Aug 20, 2020
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Chris J
by: Mrs B

So he continued to beg me for the Itunes codes. I made one up like this. 34S9C86A08MM71E1R. If you look I spelt out scammer. He didn’t notice this and kept saying baby this code doesn’t work what’s going on?? I said I’m sorry I got them at Walmart I’m not sure.

He then says please just take a very clear pic of the codes I need it ASAP. I feel my time is done with him after 6 weeks of stringing him along so I send a message saying do you think I’m that stupid? I’ve known from day one you were scamming me and I was playing along there are no gift cards you idiot.

He doesn’t reply and I delete google hangouts :-)

Aug 19, 2020
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Anthony S. - Asam21581 user
by: Anonymous

Anthony S. is using Captain Lee Rosbach’s picture.

Level 1
Not good at the game
Tried chatting
Uses "dear"

(Typical traits)

Aug 19, 2020
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Hangouts
by: Lee

So the reason they all want to go to hangouts and WhatsApp is so that it’s hard to report them. They don’t want to talk on the game because they know that it can be monitored and if you report them rather than just blocking them, the chat can be looked at by Zynga.

Also, most use fake pics from celebrities. If you do an image search, you will and can report them for impersonation. The most popular are Joe Cross, Tom Ernsting, Tony Baroudy, and a Russin politician. They use a lot of military pictures and even use the person in the pictures real names. They are getting smarter and using more generic pics now so they are harder to find. Please report abuse rather than just blocking them so we can get them disabled.

Also, be careful on hangouts. I had my account suspended on the game because I was reported for scamming when in reality it was the male asking for gift cards. I had to fight with Zynga and they refuse to reopen my account even though I had screenshots from hangouts.

Also a lot of them are using cheat apps so they will score high points every time.

They are easy to spot like questions are where you playing from, are you married with kids or what is your marital status, what is your favorite color, I would like to know more better about ourself.

They all are from a foreign country, they live in US but work somewhere else. They are military on peacekeeping missions, drilling engineers that include crude, diamonds, gold and other precious metals, and doctors. They have lost wives in tragic circumstances and have young children.

Any Of this is all the script for them. Grammar is always horrendous!! Most of them have played less than a few months because they get disabled so their time is very short.

If you push them on details they refuse to answer because they don’t have the answers because it’s fake.

Please please please use report abuse rather than blocking. When you report them it automatically blocks them as well but a report gets generated. The more people that report them because we all have some of the same players and the more reports that are generated, they get disabled meaning they have to start all over and it slows them down.

Aug 19, 2020
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Hangouts
by: Anonymous

Yes hangouts and whatsapp. Scammers want you to use these. Being a stupid lady last year I went on hangouts with a scammer. He claimed to be on a ship in the gulf of Mexico on a contract. Then he would retire in a few months go back to his home in Pennsylvania and come to Ohio to meet me.

Of course his wife died of cancer and he had a 14 yr old daughter in school in NC. She would email me also. Of course it was the scammer e mailing. I sent the daughter a couple of gift cards. Finally I wised up and he admitted he was a scammer in Nigeria.

Even sent me his picture on hangouts 33 years old. In a way I was glad because I really did not want a boyfriend. So I was not heartbroken. Would I do it again I don't think so

Aug 19, 2020
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Hangouts
by: Anonymous

Do all the scammers use Hangouts? There are oil riggers that claim they caught their wife in bed with the best friend, and they always have a young daughter.

Then there are the orthopedic surgeons who say they work in Yemen. They have teenage sons.

Anyone else finding this?

Aug 19, 2020
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Laura N.
by: Anonymous

Got one today. Laura N. says she is almost 30, lives in Orlando. Right off the bat was asking personal questions. Asked for my phone number to text or google hangouts. When I said I was married "she" didn’t care

Aug 19, 2020
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Chris J
by: Mrs B

Been talking to this guy for way over six weeks now playing along with him knowing full well he was a scammer (Yes I have too much time on my hands) and yesterday he finally asked me for $150 iTunes gift card. I asked him what it’s for and he said he needs to urgently look something up on Google so I screenshot a few pictures of used gift cards and sent them to him face side up saying I will hand them over to him when we meet in person.

He was then saying baby I need them now it’s important if you really love me you would send them over. So again I screenshot The back of a gift card from Google but the code was kind of blurry and he got mad because he couldn’t read it. So I sent another but this time I cut half of the card off so only half of the code was showing lol.

He’s been calling me and sending me pages of love messages saying please baby send me the codes. Very entertaining

Aug 15, 2020
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Lol
by: Anonymous

Just played a game with an obvious scammer, beautiful girl wanted to email or chat on hangouts. After challenging them as scammers continuously, they kept on trying. I read this thread and saw the Nigeria comment so my next reply was to say I just tracked their IP address to Nigeria.

Within a minute the account had been deleted lol 😂

Aug 14, 2020
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Thomos Frank
by: Anonymous

Is anyone or has anyone played with Thomos Frank? He is using the pic of Ralph Harris of Ralph Harris Ministries. He uses the typical questions; but, at times, his grammar is better than some scammers who have attempted conversations.

Aug 14, 2020
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Blocking/reporting
by: Lee

So there are so many of these and we are working to get them disabled as fast as we can. They do read the conversations here as well. If they ask for hangouts or WhatsApp you can report them and all are using other peoples pictures so they can be reported for fraud or impersonation.

They sometimes know who the person is in their pic but a lot don’t. They are getting smarter and trying to appear more normal with their conversations but the grammar is always off due to translation apps.

Rather than just blocking them, go to settings/menu in top right and then report abuse. Choose their name and then report them for several different things. This reports them and then they can get disabled.

They want to use hangouts and WhatsApp because they don’t use their data on those. Don’t use any of your real information for them. Make it up and it’s better to use a fake email and pic. They are hanging out in lightening rounds a lot now.

They will start chat right away, and Standard questions are:
Where you playing from
What do you do for a living
Hows the weather over there
Are you married with kids
What is your favorite color
Do you have pets
Let’s be friends dear
Let’s talk on hangouts so we can know more about yourself.

They fall in love immediately and promise to send you money if you give them money for their data now.

If you need help you can add me and I will help you get them disabled. Myemailforstrangers10095

The more we work together the more we can slow them down and cause them inconvenience. I have had 7 this week admit they are from Nigeria once they realized they were caught.

Aug 14, 2020
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Robertson German possible scammer
by: Anonymous

First, thank you for all the hard work and this page. I wish I had seen this a year ago. Anyhow, a year ago I was scammed by a man who went by Martin Hank or Martins Hank. He had multiple profiles I had discovered. Anyhow, since our confrontation I had not seen or heard from him on WWFs.

He just vanished which was great! However, I was just playing in the Lightning Round and noticed a very similar picture- Robertson German. I’m not 100% sure it’s the same but the glasses are unique and match the picture I had saved.

Anyhow, I just wanted to give a heads up. The picture has a dark haired little girl which also matches Martin’s original profile as well.

I despise scammers. I just want to play the game and I hate that my trust in people is gone. I now question everything and everyone.

Aug 14, 2020
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Richard91collins
by: Anonymous

Hi. You don't have to relocate him to report him. Go into settings and click onto Manage block list. Select Report abuse (that sometimes takes ages to go thru). Type in his name or you might find him on your select user list. Select Abuse type and what game you were playing him on. Then report!

Good luck.

Aug 13, 2020
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richard91collins
by: Anonymous

Pretty sure I found your guy! Grey haired man with a grey beard with his arms around his knee?

It was richard91collins, you can look him up by that username.

Aug 13, 2020
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Possible scammer- how can I relocate?
by: Anonymous

I'd no idea of these scams -- just thought the guy was lonely and needed to chat. After he asked me to chat via Hangouts, I wasn't on WWF for a couple days, and he left our games.

He's either Richard91collins or
Richardcollins91

-Asked all questions listed.

Today, I began a new game with a female, and before I could SS the pic, screen showed "player also plays with" and showed "Richard's" profile photo.

How can I relocate him to report him? Thank you all for this forum and help!

Aug 12, 2020
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RE: Charles Gary
by: Anonymous

Please have your NAN watch this episode of Mel Robbins. Season 1 Episode E:45- Titled Cat fished Lost over 1 million dollars. If she has a ROKU with the ROKU channel she will be able to watch on there. The whole first season of Mel Robbins is on there.

If not maybe she can find it on YouTube or other streaming channels ! Mel is a life coach and explains all of this very well. Plus has women on there that have been catfished and scammed by these young guys. Most of them are from Nigeria. One lady was scammed out of over 1 million dollars over a 2 year period. You can only imagine her feeling once she realized it had all been a scam. Nan don't let this happen to you!!!

I haven't come across this scammer Charles Gary but Words is full of them. His story is definitely that of a scammer. All of their stories are the same. Either a doctor, military man or a contractor working on a oil rig. Is widowed had a child usually in boarding school. Comes up with sob stories as to why these rich men need your money!!!

Once you send money they will either disappear or keep on charming you to get even more money.

I sure hope your nan see's this for what it really is a scam. This so called man is only after her money and will say anything, copy and paste poems, etc to get it. There is a playbook on the internet that these scammers use. Its called the Nigerian Playbook. When I was being scammed by one everything he was saying to me was in there. Pretty much play by play. I actually sent my scammer a copy of it!

Hope this helps!!!

Aug 12, 2020
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Me again!
by: Anonymous

So following on from my post the other day about being thankful for this group as I nearly got duped! Anyway, I’ve been deliberately trying to lure in these scammers so I can waste their time, boy it’s fun!

TONY JACKSON, a "doctor" in Afghanistan, he’s form the states, has a son, wife died etc. After 3 hours he said he wanted to marry me and could I email the UN asking for permission to go on vacation with my fiancé.

Of course they agreed (lucky me!) anyway I have to pay 1200 euros to the UN and I’m just stringing him along until I tell him I’m not paying ☺️.

Also look our for BOSS R, PETRE RODGER AND STEVEN SPIELBERG (😂)

Aug 11, 2020
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Thomas Denied changed to Patrick Williams
by: AnyBeeGirl

His user name is still "Patrick denied "(Hangouts he was Daniel) but his display name is now Patrick W. and he has changed his photo.


Aug 11, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

PhillipMuller419 is most likely a scammer. Wanted to go on whatsapp. On a contract in California.

Aug 11, 2020
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David Campbell Engineer on oil rig!
by: Anonymous

Watch out,for this guy. Widower, wife &daughter died in accident, son< Maxwell at Trent College in England. Needed $2,000,00. Very badly spoken & cannot use Facebook properly, Bad spelling, etc. A right, clever Scammer.

Aug 10, 2020
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Lightning round
by: Mrs B

Played the lightning round today and literally got five scammers start a game with me afterwards.

They must be really lurking all the time

Aug 10, 2020
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Charles Gary
by: Anonymous

My nan is currently being scammed by a ‘Charles Gary’. Same story as the rest, lives in Florida, born in Brazil and lived there for 40 years before moving to the states. Works on an oil rig in the gulf of Mexico and has a teenage daughter.

They have moved from WWF to what’s app. My nan will not give me anymore details but sent me two photos that I have reverse searched and nothing comes up. She will not believe the other 1000 stories below.

Any ideas on getting her to believe me, or has anyone come across a Charles Gary on WWF?

Aug 10, 2020
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Scott Kufus
by: Anonymous

I find it hilarious that this guy really thinks he has been scammed saying people are using his photo.

Within an hour he wanted me to stop talking to other guys and he was in love!

Aug 10, 2020
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Anthonybsrtorn1
by: Anonymous

His photo is that of model Peppe di Giorgio and his photo has been used by many including good old Anthony B.

I find it astonishing that, when you call them out they accuse YOU of insulting them!

Aug 08, 2020
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Wwf games
by: Lee

If you cannot find me, add CinnamonSands. She will help you, just send her a message when you start game.

Mine is myemailforstrangers10095

Aug 08, 2020
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Fb group
by: Anonymous

I cannot find you in WWF (lee) do we private message.

Aug 07, 2020
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Group
by: Lee

It’s the only one that is the game and scammers. If you add me on wwf, I will private message you there.

Aug 07, 2020
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Facebook group
by: Anonymous

Lee, I typed in WWF scammers and many groups popped up, how do I know which one is the one we are talking about?

Aug 06, 2020
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Facebook
by: Lee

In the search use the name of the game and scammers. It will pop up. Click to join and then once you are screened and vetted you will be allowed. It’s a great group. If you want to add me, send a game request to Myemailforstrangers10095 and send a message, I will help you from there.

Aug 06, 2020
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Facebook group
by: Anonymous

What is the name of the group?

Aug 06, 2020
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Facebook
by: Anonymous

Just tried to join your Facebook group but think I've messed it up as I couldn't see to whom or how I was supposed to send a private message!

Aug 05, 2020
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Thankful for this page
by: Anonymous

I feel blessed I came across this page today and I’d never heard of Yandex but it helped me a lot. I searched "wwf scammers" just to see if they exist as I became suspicious of so many "doctors" talking to me lol.

But anyway I fell for the whole hangouts thing but thanks to here I’ve put a stop to someone I’ve been getting to know the past few days!


ED: Its so good to hear the site helped prevent you becoming a victim. Well done for searching "WWF scammers" in the first place

Aug 05, 2020
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Scott wiiliams
by: Anonymous

I met a Scott Williams several months back who was a scammer but he was around late 40’s n balding

Aug 05, 2020
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Good looking guy
by: Anonymous

Anyone know a Scott Williams wearing a white shirt on his profile. A young man from USA or so he says!!

Aug 04, 2020
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A few more names...Beware
by: Anonymous

John M/JK6769277
Thomas A/ThomasA19
MATTEO G/Matteosmile

I have been playing in words for the past 7 years. I never knew any of this was going on until a couple of months ago. I accepted a man's request to play. I had no ideal I was dealing with a scammer.

After chatting with him for awhile I began to get suspicious. Then after going to hangouts and him asking me to send gift cards I definitely knew. I would never send money to a stranger like that and told him so.

But he kept trying to convince me he was a 62 year old man looking for and according to him had found his soul mate. These scammers can be very convincing and are apparently trained very well. I just thank the good lord for helping me to realize what he was and I had not sent him any money.

Now that I know Words is full of scammers I have learned to spot them pretty quick. I just hope others don't get taken by these scumbags and learn to spot them. I did report and block him. I've been doing a lot of research on this since it almost happened to me.

Just remember to never send money or gift cards no matter what kind of sob story they give you.

Aug 04, 2020
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Blocked players
by: Lee

If you just block them, it allows them to keep preying on others. Make sure you are reporting them as impersonation, fraud, threat chat. This way they get disabled from the game and yes they can start new profiles but it slows them down.

Signs of scammers - pictures are almost always of single men. A lot use professional men that post a lot of pictures. You can use image search to show the real person. Their grammar is horrible!

They have the list of questions..where you playing from, hows the weather over there, are you married with children, what’s your favorite color, where are you originally from, favorite food or vacation. These are all questions that a lot of security questions use on websites and most people will give out the answers without thinking.

Best suggestion is to create a generic gmail not using your real name. Give fake job, location, never give out real information.

If you go to hangouts, use the generic email and fake info. Never send pictures to them and never ever send iTunes or gift cards. Make sure you log out of hangouts regularly.

They are getting better at it and they are being more patient with the conversations. They are also lurking in the lightening rounds more too.

The more we work together on this, the more we can help prevent them preying on weaker people that may not realize these things exist.

Aug 04, 2020
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Chris J
by: MrsB

Been talking to this man for well over a month. He started the game on words with friends And I knew instantly he was a scammer but I thought I would play along. He stopped playing once he got me on Hangouts (I created a fake account).

He says he is using his dads account and his name is Sean Morgan on hangouts. Bear in mind his words with friends picture was an almost 60-year-old man so his dad must be knocking 90 and have Google hangouts really??

I told him I’m deeply in love with him but he says he’s busy working away for at least another month. Still waiting for him to ask for any money. This is what he just sent me

I have no other words to describe the way you make me feel. No words, no actions could even come close. I believe that Ronald Regan said it best to Nancy in a letter, telling her only that, "I more than love you". Their love was a strong love, surviving everything, even death. I believe that even after his passing, Nancy felt Ronald's love for her raining down upon her. That is why she has always seemed at peace after the death of such a truly loving husband. That is the love that I feel for you.Kindly take care for me and have a pleasant day with kisses and hope we chat tonigh

Aug 04, 2020
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Cinnamon Regarding Group
by: Initials WK

I sent you a request. Thank you for starting the group.

Aug 04, 2020
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I found this and I pray it helps
by: Anonymous

https://againstscammers.com/how-to-spot-a-words-with-friends-scammer/

May everyone read this. It is about identifying scammers. Please do not get involved with scammers.

Aug 04, 2020
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Blocked Scammers
by: Anonymous

When I block them I frequently get a message saying "you have blocked this player before" so obviously some of them just change their name and come back to try again...lol

Aug 04, 2020
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Group
by: Cinnamon

If you search for the game name & Scammers it should come up in a search. I don't think there are any other groups as specific.

Please be prepared to be asked questions before you join - I do not want it infiltrated by the scammers themselves, also we are female only for now.

Aug 03, 2020
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Getting them disabled
by: Lee

We are doing a great job on getting these guys disabled pretty quick. By reporting them under abuse as impersonation or by threatening or unwanted contact works better then just blocking them. We work together on the Facebook page to make this happen.

Newest group is
Mathieujurgen593
Johnwilly197 (using South Carolina state treasurer pic)
Aaron Din
Benjamin.8oliver1
Mark T. (78_99)
Beckwilliams4


Aug 03, 2020
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RichardAllen0785
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked to him? It is a picture of a very handsome guy. I was suspicious right away when he asked me where I was from so I decided to have a little fun with him. I told him I was married to a mafia kingpin and moved around alot.

His response to that was so where are you from? I told him that no place in particular since we had to keep one step away from the law. He said something about being an independent contractor and how he was interested in me. At that point I said this conversation is getting kind of weird I am going to end the game.

He came back and dropped the f bomb on me. I knew then that he was a scammer.

Aug 03, 2020
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Cinnamon - how to find your fb group?
by: Anonymous

Hi! I love your posts. I bait these guys along to waste their time so they don't use that time to talk to someone more vulnerable. When I feel they're about to block me I block and report first :).

Aug 03, 2020
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Cinnamon
by: Anonymous

How can I join your Facebook group?

I have reported too many scammers to list them all.

I hate that many women don’t know about the scammers and they fall for the men. In 2018 I did not know until being romanced for a couple months. I was devastated. After that I have been on a mission to get more scammers blocked.

Aug 03, 2020
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'They're Men.......'
by: Cinnamon

No, they are not all men. A friend of mine was taken for several thousand pounds by a very alluring lady who turned out to be a female scammer.

They are mostly male though, as they know that women are more sympathetic & THINK that we are easily manipulated by a sob story & a great looking face.

The reason they try & blame you is so that you feel bad & guilty & sympathise with them. They then have the upper hand & manipulate the situation for further sympathy, which is usually when the dying child/school fees/dog with cancer story pops up.

I now run a Facebook group with a handful of members & we are comparing notes, swapping experiences & working together to tag team these people & get them disabled, with great results.
Some members have first hand experience of being taken by these guys - we are a judgement free group :-)

Aug 02, 2020
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Mark Wilson
by: Penny

Has anyone had experience with Mark Wilson?

Aug 02, 2020
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A few more names...
by: Anonymous

In response to your post, yes they all try to put the blame on you because firstly THEY'RE MEN!! And secondly because they're the worst kind of men...lying, cheating, scamming bas****s. I'm talking to john P. at the moment who despite my catching him out on where he lives (Anston Avenue in Wales. Apparently a district!

When questioned he says it's in Letwell...which is actually South Yorkshire) he's now telling me how beautiful I am and how much he admires me. He's an office technician (that's a new one!) who also goes to college to be a construction engineer. When I asked him what is an office technician he googled, copied and pasted a description.

Ladies...avoid getting involved. The trouble is, all of us on this website know what they're like - it's the ones who don't come on this website that I worry about!!

Aug 01, 2020
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A few more names
by: Anonymous

Larry Poem
Thomas Line
Vwaire Tim

All scammers with basically the same oil rig story. Two have given themselves up but are still " in love " lol with me. Of course I am the first one they ever tried it with, NOT. Larry Poem has not yet told me the truth but is starting to hint about trust and support so I know the question is coming.

It amazes me how when you say no they try and put blame on you for their situation.

Aug 01, 2020
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Latest scammers
by: Jean

Ladies be aware of these guys from lightning round:

Mark W- Mw579261
William-Barnabydaddy553
David T- davidthomas56
Patrick L- luispatrick095
Codyroberts629

All widowers with one kid. All marine engineers with one kid- wife died. William is an Orthopaedic surgeons. I still have never been asked for steam cards or money, but lots wanted hangouts. No thanks.

They do disappear on weekends. They are also relatively new to game- some just got their profile within 15 days. You can definitely know who will hit you up after a lightning round. These scammers have sucked the fun out of the game.

Jul 31, 2020
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Another name in words to beware of
by: Anonymous

Alexmorrison012345. Claims to be a contractor from Los Angles California. In Canada working on a rig. Asked if I'm married or single. Told him I knew what he was up to and in no way was he going to get me to go to hangouts or scam any gift cards or money out of me.

He went off line but hasn't resigned from the game. Says he's been playing since March of 2020.

Jul 29, 2020
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Austin S
by: Lee

The person they are using as Austin S is General Austin S Miller. If you play along and know anything about the military, you will catch him quick. Make sure you report abuse of impersonation to get him disabled. The more reports of it they get they will disable the account.

The other one they use is Mark Milley.

Jul 29, 2020
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Christopher D and Austin S
by: Anonymous

I am playing with two different scammers using the same picture. Christopher D and Austin S. A man in his 30's wearing a camouflage uniform with the American flag behind him. First time I have seen that.

They like to use military photos to get your respect.

Jul 29, 2020
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Time Zones
by: Anonymous

They’re not very good with time zones. I’m in the US Eastern time zone and they all disappear at 11 PM every night. This is very strange as most claim to be in the US.

I had one guy sending me good morning messages at what would have been 3 a.m where he claimed he was.

Jul 29, 2020
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Re facial hair
by: Anonymous

Yes, I noticed that. And a lot are pics of older gentlemen. I’d be more interested if they were a little younger maybe 😂

Jul 28, 2020
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Scott Kuffus
by: Anonymous

To the lady who is talking to Scott Kuffus he is a scammer. I met him on pof a couple of years ago... the man is real but his identity has been used many times by different catfish...run

Jul 27, 2020
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Facial hair
by: Anonymous

Has anyone else noticed that so many of these scammers use pictures of men with beards? Can almost pick them out from just their pictures.

Jul 27, 2020
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ANTHONY bakker
by: Anonymous

His profile was Anthonybakker2

He told me some sob storey about his phone not working. And he has to use the work wifi?! Lol

Jul 27, 2020
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Anthony Bakker - do you have a player id
by: Anonymous

I was playing someone who said they were a software engineer under a different name. Do you have a player id for Anthony Bakker?

Just wondering if my guy has morphed info a different person.

Jul 26, 2020
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Anthony Bakker
by: Anonymous

Anyone have this guy talk to you? What's my number. I tell him I am married. He's a software engineer. Now he is begging to add my on hangouts cause he feels a spark and cannot imagine wasting a day talking to me. I told him I don't have hangouts and why can't he text or whatsapp? Tells me his phone is crap and rarely works. Lol

Literally begging me to talk to him. His wife died years ago supposedly. Tells me he cannot stop thinking of me. We have chatted twice.

Jul 26, 2020
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Idiots
by: Anonymous

Really can’t believe the stupidity of these people. On answering the usual question of where are you playing from, I answered Nowhere. He then asked me where that was. I said north of Scotland. He then replied that he had never heard of Nowhere before but had now!

Jul 26, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

So I have one now that claims to be Scott Kufus from New Jersey. I believe he is using the real Scott’s picture. And this is just one of so many I come across.

Please don’t fall for any of these scammers stories. Never ever let them take advantage of you!!!

Jul 26, 2020
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Derekmicheal870
by: Anonymous

This worm has been stringing along my 82 year old mum. Unfortunately she was blissfully unaware of the existence of scammers and had even started chatting to him on hangouts. Had to put her straight and hope she doesn't fall for it again. He claims to be a surgeon and uses a picture of a real surgeon who is so good-looking, his picture has been used a lot for dating scams etc.

Jul 26, 2020
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The devil is in the detail.
by: Cinnamon

These guys are lazy, greedy & stupid. And that is a bad combination of things to be.

My friend MapTokyo said to me that the Devil is in the detail - point in case:

My latest scammer is using a picture of a guy in Army fatigues, his name clearly on his chest & the word 'Ranger' on his arm. He is standing in front of a Ranger logo banner too.

My scammer has called himself by this gentleman's real name, so it matches the name on the jacket, but tells he he is in special ops.

I ask him is he used to be a Ranger, as it says so on his jacket. This surprises him, REALLY surprises him & he says yes, he was a Ranger between 1986 & 1987.

The guy in the picture is around 50, so this would make my scammer 84!

I have yet to challenge him about this, but am looking forward to hearing how many children he has, how his wife died & how hard his job is on his poor old knees :-)

I will be contacting the poor man whose identity has been abused by this con artist also.

Jul 26, 2020
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re This & that.
by: Cinnamon

One of my favourite ruses with the guys who have lived in Sweden (or wherever) is to send them a looong & complicated message using Google Translate in a language close to the one they claim to be native of, so Norwegian for instance.
They copy & paste it in to Google translate where it automatically detects the language used, but (and it's a big but!) they don't bother checking & knock out a response in English which auto translates to the language you used.

So, he says he is Swedish, but he understands & is responding in perfect Norwegian.

I had one say that they do actually speak 'Icelandish' in Poland......

Jul 25, 2020
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Re. This and that
by: Tom Fan

I agree. They are not even trying LOL I’ve never met anyone with a child in boarding school, yet all these guys do. Mine has a son in boarding school in Pennsylvania. In the middle of summer. During a pandemic. Poor kid.

Jul 25, 2020
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This and that
by: Maptokyo

The blue asterisk means that team was short a player and WWF added a computer generated player. They always suck and funny enough they are always or almost always a scammer pic.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck... it is a scammer. When was the last time anyone here heard of ANYONE killed in a gas explosion? A house fire? A plane crash? I am 57, in the past decade I have lost 3 friends around my age to cancer. Women just do not die at this pace!

I never knew anyone who died in childbirth. I never met anyone whose baby died in childbirth. Stillborns sadly yes, but the crap they come up with. It truly shows how disposable we are in their minds. Several posts down there was a post about a Danish man who moved for a week to Cleveland and then immediately went to the rig in the Gulf. Mid game he was disabled. We were chatting in google translate danish, a day later SAME EXACT INTRO, this guy cannot be bothered with google translate. Doesn’t understand good day etc. I said you aren’t really Danish. Yes I am. My parents died in a fire when I was 5 and my uncle wouldn’t take me so I was placed in an orphanage.

Still doesn’t explain why you cannot understand basic Danish. Oh the orphanage sent me to St. Stephens Episcopalian boarding school in Dallas Tx. Still doesn’t explain why you cannot understand.

His wife died 3 years ago giving birth, so did the baby but saints be praised he has lovely 13 year old Linda, in boarding school in Denmark where he has a mansion. Evidently hers was the only school in Denmark to not close for Covid. His name was Ford and he is disabled. He will be back though.

They are all scammers. Work from there and you won’t be duped. If you are looking to meet a man on WWF, look for years of playing. Look for sustainable social media.

Never give anyone a $.

Jul 25, 2020
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Blue asterisk
by: Anonymous

This means word master/ bot.

Jul 25, 2020
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Re so predictable
by: Anonymous

The blue dot means they left the game and were replaced by a bot

Jul 24, 2020
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So predictable
by: Anonymous

I am able to tell who will ask for a game but paying attention after the game. Generally they have no or low score.

Anyone know what the blue asterisk means after a name though in the lightening rounds?

Jul 24, 2020
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Think im being scammed
by: Anonymous

Yes he fits all the scammers criteria. If they ask you to leave words and go to hangouts or whatsapp you can be 100% sure he is going to ask you for gift cards or money. Best thing to do is to report and block them.

They are all over words. All unusually have the same story. Some kind of engineer, doctor etc. All are widowed and have a son or daughter in boarding school. You will learn to spot them very easy. Under no circumstances send them gift cards or money. They all usually work on oil rigs and will have a sad story why they need the money.

They are very good at what they do and can be very convincing. Don't be fooled by them. Keep your guard up. Also they will tell you they are in love and want to marry you.

Beware!!!

Jul 24, 2020
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MagnusR
by: Anonymous

Think I Got one on the hook now. Goes by magnus15151520. Claims to be a petroleum engineer from Michigan.

Has a picture of a man and little girl that looks like at a ball game. Already asked if I'm single and wants to get to know me better. He is a better player than most of the scammers. Gets high numbers.

Will see how long before he asks to go to hangouts.

Jul 24, 2020
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Think I’m being scammed
by: Anonymous

Here is a photo and name. I would appreciate any help I may get.

Edison Nicholas
Antwerp, Belgium

Has a fifth teen year daughter. Wife killed in gas explosion

Jul 23, 2020
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Patrick Jordon
by: Anonymous

Patrick Jordan 000, my current scammer. Lol I wouldn’t do hangouts and he deleted me very quick. I added him back on words with friends and told him all about what I knew about these scams. Then I reported him.

He was on a ship, wife and 2 kids killed in a plane crash, one daughter still living. Same old story just a different scammer. Lol

Jul 23, 2020
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Smith keys 56
by: Anonymous

Beware - bombarded me with all the usual scamming stuff - called me ‘dear’ and ‘my queen’. Used Yandex to look for his profile pic and there he was!

Jul 22, 2020
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James A. Glanville
by: Anonymous

Impersonating a military man. The best part of this whole scheme is that this person who he impersonated is a judge in the city that I live outside of the suburbs. I recognized him immediately as he had one of those little blurbs at Christmas while he was serving in Afghanistan giving a shout out to his family. He also presided over my daughters adoption.

Didn’t chew him out but did recommend that he look up this man and use him as a role model to improve his life and to strive to be the best he can be of a man.

Jul 22, 2020
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TomFan
by: Cinnamon

Hi TomFan,

Firstly, you are not alone in being drawn in by one of these guts. They are professional confidence tricksters and are good at what they do, mostly. You have not been stupid, or gullible - you have been a victim of a professional.

You say that you know he is not who he claims he is? Why is that - what has aroused your suspicions?

In all likeliness he is a scammer & he is being paid to keep you engaged, hence the long encounters. They get extra money for info like phone numbers & email addresses.

Can you share his user name, so we can see if anyone has encountered him before? If you would rather contact me via the game then start a game with me & we can chat - CinnamonSands

Jul 22, 2020
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Tomfan
by: Anonymous

I also was talking to one sometimes 3 hours at a time, and he was my first scammer. I had no clue about these scammers until he asked for a steam card. He broke my heart.

Jul 21, 2020
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Question
by: TomFan

Hope it’s ok to ask a question here? I’ve been chatting with a guy who I know is not who he claims. Every time we end up in a chat it lasts for 3 hours.

Is that normal? I really like talking with him. I don’t know why he would spend that much time with me if he didn’t enjoy talking to me too.

I’m preparing myself for the inevitable letdown.

Jul 21, 2020
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Quiet week
by: Lee

So It’s been a quiet week, only 1 new player added me today. I still have 2 that are messaging once in a while but haven’t played their turn in days so they will time out soon. But I have noticed that the ones I have reported are now disabled for the most part.
Only a few are still active so hopefully you guys get them and can get them disabled.

Jul 21, 2020
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Toddclark4004
by: Anonymous

He’s from Denmark, moved to the UK but is currently on a project in the Gulf of Mexico and sometimes stays in Ohio. His pregnant wife died in a car accident. He has 8 year old twins named Cindy and Lindy.

I thought we were getting to know ourselves so I told him I was married and he disappeared. I guess he’s looking for a step mom for Cindy and Lindy.

Jul 21, 2020
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Keep them coming
by: Anonymous

I love reading all your stories! I used to play along with scammers too and have had many similar replies to those reported. Now I just mute the conversations without opening them and the scammers soon go away.

I was finding the "chats" were taking up so much if my time I didn’t have time to play all my games! So please keep the stories coming. It’s my daily entertainment to read them....apart from actually playing WWF of course!

Jul 20, 2020
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New one
by: Maptokyo

I had a hard push to go to a new app. Ever heard of Telegraph? Are they moving away from hangouts? I had the usual array last night. I imagine they are like the monsters in Monsters Inc. promptly at 10:30 my time I get 6-8 new games. Two will block me and vanish before midnight. Another one or two will play a word and then vanish for 12-18 hours. The remainder will follow the script and I try and outlast them for the win.

Jul 20, 2020
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Re: more better
by: Anonymous

Yes they all want to go to hangouts and the expression they use is they want to get to know ourselves better. 😂😂😂

Jul 19, 2020
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"more better"
by: Anonymous

Everyone of them wants to go to hangouts so that we can know each other "more better".
Great grammar

Jul 19, 2020
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New ones for me
by: Lee

I also have reported David Williams, and I tried speaking Spanish as well and he got Annoyed.

My new ones are MarkT who hasn’t given me much info on one account but is in Alabama and from Germany on another account. Pushing hard for a phone number but hasn’t mentioned hangouts or WhatsApp.

JamesM10929 - is madly in love after asking me my name, where I am from and am I single or married. He wants to marry me and tells me he loves me.

Jul 19, 2020
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This weeks treats
by: Cinnamon

Davidwilliam57
Says he is Spanish by birth when I asked why his English is so bad (and it is terrible, even for these guys!). I asked where he lived in Spain & he gave me the name of an Italian town. I told him he was mistaken & he told me he couldn't remember the name of the town he was born in & lived in for 36 years. Now speaking to him in Spanish. He has gone strangely quiet apart from posting, in English, that he loves me.

Daviswilson681
Similar - says he lived in Poland for 40 years, but can't speak a word of the language. Gets very angry if you question him about it. It is like poking a bear.

Johnsonmalcom346
Profile pic is him in front of the Russian national library. Says he travels to Rushia often!

Millamake406
Weird, creepy questions & profile picture. I think he was calling himself Miller - says it is a classic American name. But he has spelt it Milla.

Stevejobs6695
Yes, I am playing Steve Jobs. I don't think it is the real one, but you never know! Pushing for Whatsapp.....hard.

Stonemanalfred
Vile little guy. Using a photo of Brian Newman. Called me revolting racist names when I said I didn't think he was who he thought he was. Still says it is his picture, but that all whites must die because they treat blacks 'like sheet'. Reported multiple times, with screenshots.

Jul 19, 2020
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Just a thought
by: Cinnamon

If the started out the word Hangout or Hangouts, then the scammers lives would be made MUCH more difficult, because we could say Oh, I don't know what you are talking about.

I had the word Happened starred out today!

Jul 17, 2020
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Regarding Ben Piccio
by: Wendy K

I had contact with "Ben Piccio" from December until February 2019. Yes, he had a grandson Carson back then too. He is a SCAMMER. He wanted to protect me as I was being stalked by an ex-boyfriend, he wanted me to move to California and marry me. Actually he wanted money from me. He was on a RIG, just like many of the scammers. He did a video call with me but the camera was so far away that you could not clearly see his features. We talked back and forth for a while.

He used the same photo that "Wayne Anderson" used, he was a scammer also. Beware... Report Ben Piccio as a photo impersonation and block him. Good luck.

Jul 17, 2020
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Fredandergroup
by: Cinnamon

He ticks all the boxes - schmultzy talk, asks the questions, bad English, calls me Dear & My Lady but 5 games in (all of which I have won due to his rubbish play) & he has not mentioned Whatsapp, Hangouts, email or even Bit Coin!

He has been around for a while too.

Is he playing very long game, or is he just a bit thick?

Will report back - in the meantime feel free to add him so we can eventually get rid....if he plays this long & slow with everyone he might still be here at Christmas!

Jul 16, 2020
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Names
by: Maptokyo

While scrolling through my nightly report list I noticed something that had been niggling at me. I had three scammers at very different times use the name Elliott Sando. He is a popular African soccer player lol and scammers are using his name because they are fans I guess.

If anyone can get gclifford993 to play and report I would be grateful. Yandex will show you a dozen pics of George from LA California USA, in case I didn’t know where LA was. Originally from Italy but has forgotten how to speak Italian. For some reason I cannot get him disabled despite chat proof and pic proof.

Jul 16, 2020
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Richard K
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Richard K. Asks where you’re from, if you’re single and immediately asks for your what’s app.

Jul 16, 2020
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Ben Piccio
by: Anonymous

Was on WWF and Ben Piccio says he’s from San Francisco and he is divorced with a grandson named Carson. He began asking if I’m married and wanted to know my occupation etc.

He asked me to change my profile picture because he wanted to see just me. Also, he wanted to know my what’s app and email (asked for gmail specifically).

BEWARE!!

Jul 16, 2020
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More scams available on this site
by: Biggles777

Hello

I have come across other scams and posted them elsewhere on this site.

Military
UN Doctors
United Way doctors
COVID-19 scams
Instrumentation Engineer scam
Dubai Royal Family scam
Gold and Diamond mining

All have photos and every form of payment from wire transfer, banking and Bitcoin. About 5 also have pictures of the actual scammer. Others they admit to being Nigerian.

All are available at the link below and I made an effort to point out red flags, errors and how they try and hide money in some.

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html#INV

Note to ED: Thank you and your team for your tireless efforts in helping me to post all these. It is really appreciated


ED: You are welcome, and on behalf of all the people who view and benefit from the information you have provided on this website, a huge thank you for the tireless hours, personal risk and financial cost you endure in order to educate and help victims and potential victims of these ruthless scammers

Jul 16, 2020
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RE: Two letter words
by: Anonymous

Their actual English is poor. You can tell what they're typing in themselves vs. the typical scammer script paragraphs.

They don't actually care about playing the game, they're just after your money.

Jul 16, 2020
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2 letter words
by: Cinnamon

For the person who asked why a lot of them play just simple 2 letter words. Well these guys have dreadful English for a start. A lot of them claim to have jobs that require degrees, but can barely string a sentence together.

They are playing a LOT of women at once, so use quick moves to simplify things. Sometimes they will send you a message meant for someone else by mistake, sometimes in their native language too - this happened to me last week.

So they play these simple words because it is convenient for them, it keeps the game with their victim going & it is what they can understand. The real idiots IMHO are the ones who are obviously using a cheating app to 'win' therefore making us want to play them again to beat them, when they can hardly even spell in their messages to us.

Some do this because they cannot bear to lose to a woman - had one tell me that once.

Jul 15, 2020
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SaintGenius Jnr or Milk
by: Anonymous

Scammer, sent a pic of me to friends, threatening me online, has contacted my husband and friend already (lucky I had already told them).

Different names including Milk Fancy. Nigerian DJ🙄😡

Jul 15, 2020
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2 letter words
by: Anonymous

Can someone please explain to me why these dumb guys only play 2 letter words(vowels no less) yet they send sentence after sentence describing their jobs, claiming love and wanting you to download hangouts. I don’t get it.

Jul 15, 2020
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Gone gone gone
by: Maptokyo

WWF is stepping up their disabling game. Cinnamons friend of birthday card fame is disabled. Disclaimer Cinnamon and I play each other and as scammers go though friends lists we play a lot of the same ones and trade info to mess with them. It makes it a lot more fun! I also played William, but he didn’t ask me for a card.

I have challenged several mentioned on here and have noticed they do not chat unless they initiate the game, or they don’t play back at all. I am only interested in reporting them so WWF gets reports from different sources.

Have a good evening!

Jul 15, 2020
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Eghivwekesh
by: Cinnamon

Eghivwekesh goes by the name of Williams J. A nice elderly gent by his photo, if you are in to that sort of thing. He looks like a cuddly uncle.

Never come across such poor English or such stupidity, as declared love instantly then asked for a card. I asked if it was his birthday - yes, he said. I asked if he would prefer puppies or kittens on his card. He says either!

Sent me his email address - username @gmail.com

I left it a day. He got very anxious that he hadn't received my card yet. So I rigged up a new email address & sent him a birthday card. Yes it had a cat on it, & a fish.

He says how can he use it on itunes. Well, I say, it is a birthday card, so you can't. He starts saying I don't love him (true) & can I now send a £50 itunes card.

Reported & blocked.

Jul 14, 2020
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Chrisjamea7
by: Anonymous

He just asked if we can talk somewhere else. I suggested google hangouts (I know they love that lol). Gonna play him a long a bit. Told him I won the lottery 2 years ago and I took early retirement bc of my winnings haha

Jul 14, 2020
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Widowed
by: Anonymous

I have a guy today that has his name listed as Widowed. He hasn't talked to me yet, but i can guess how it's going to go. LOL

Jul 13, 2020
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Off shore oil worker Richard Roll
by: Anonymous

He was a widower and has a 15 year old son in a boarding school in Scotland. He was from Ullapool and even gave me an address. He wanted me to chat with his son and then today his son asked for a money card for games. When I refused Richard said I didn’t care about his son. I told him he just verified the fraud I thought he was. Lol We are still chatting, waiting to see what he wants next. Lol

Jul 13, 2020
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Peter Armstrong caught out
by: Anonymous

So I caught Peter Armstrong out. I created a fake google hangouts and he instantly tried to call me on it. I didn’t pick up. He then called ME a scammer from Nigeria and "I should practice my English because U K don’t speak that way". Then told me to go to hell. Haha

Jul 13, 2020
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Richardbricks421
by: Anonymous

He is using Juan Solers picture. He started a game and immediately messaged me. I replied Hola Juan que tal? He ignored my question and asked may I know you? I then said nope and he disappeared.

Jul 13, 2020
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Is he back?!?
by: Maptokyo

Chrisjamesa6 from taxes sounds a lot like our group favorite Stave lee!!

Jul 13, 2020
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Same man?
by: Cinnamon

Weirdest thing - I was flicking through my opponents & realised that 2 of them seem to be the same man, but different pictures.

Baadshaho T & Bradschaeffer7799

Neither are playing or chatting, but I think I have found someone with 2 profiles, using either his own picture of the same mans picture in each profile.

I think I found the latter here.

Jul 13, 2020
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Tedd Jones
by: Anonymous

Claims to be an architect from Alabama with 2 kids. He will try to get you to lend him money for a contract he got in Canada but they won't pay for his flight and hotel in canada. Took him awhile to finally ask for the money.

He posts picks of his designs that are from some Indian website. These guys are relentless. I play along long enough to snag them and then block them.

Do not give them any real information.

Jul 13, 2020
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Re Tom Ernsting.
by: Cinnamon

No, not my cousin (sadly!)

Just chatted with a guy called Barrycarlos499.
I asked if he was Spanish with a name like Carlos & he said he was. Told him my Husband is too & asked where in Spain he is from. He says near to the Rodney Memorial. Which is in Spanish Town, Jamaica!

So I asked him if he was in Spain, Jamaica or Nigeria (which they have now deemed a swear word and *** out!) He admits he is from Nigeria then accuses ME of catfishing because I was trying to get personal info from him.

Ended up with him calling me some weird names like Goat & Money Head, so I have reported him.

If you play this guy tell him you know he is from Nigeria because he told your friend so :-)

Jul 13, 2020
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Peter Armstrong . Chrisjamea6
by: Anonymous

I believe these are both scammers. Peter said he’s a widow with a 16 yr old daughter. He’s from California but is in Canada working on an oil rig. He’s now asked for google hangouts. I’ve created a fake account and I’m going to see what he tries to get from me

Chris says he’s American. I asked what state and he replied "Taxes". I’m assuming he means Texas lol

Jul 11, 2020
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Re: John Barrowman
by: Anonymous

Cinnamon - is your cousin Tom Ernsting? I fell for a guy using his pic. We emailed a few times and he sent me pics from Tom’s Instagram.

His name is Steven West or Stevenwest2001.

Jul 11, 2020
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Scott H
by: Anonymous

scottharry5153

Just tried opening chat - did reverse image and 37 different scams against him!

Record 😂

Jul 11, 2020
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Re John Barrowman
by: Cinnamon

It would have been great to have his player name so we could add him & ask too. I once came across Paul Hollywood playing WWF - called himself something totally different though!

A cousin of mine is a male model very much in the mould of a lot of these profiles - older, grey hipster beard, gorgeous.....I am dying to see his photo pop up one day :-)

Jul 11, 2020
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Cutiss Walker
by: Anonymous

Image is a nice dressed classy looking guy in a car. There are several user names he uses. Will scam you over to telegram or hangouts and ask for a steam card.

User names are Cutiss walker, cutiss33, cutiss44, Cutiss55, cutiss66, cutiss77. Beware!!

Jul 10, 2020
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Beware of this Username Militaryplatform103@gmail.com
by: Lor

Red flag scammer who plays on WWF. His username on the game is Militaryplatform103@gmail.com, He is so smart on that word app. The name he told me was Sgt. Gerald Rodriguez without knowing he was looking for a catfish. He will chat at you and wants to move to Hangout. He said he is in the military and deployed in Syria. I had a quick video call with him as he said he was on a duty post and got caught. Lol.

He makes you feel in love with his words and then later on he went on a mission and they won and only few of them survived. Then he told me there are Millions and gold bars they found where they had their mission and said the military officers decided to share the money and the gold bars with the survivors and luckily he was one of those survivors.

Then telling me he will send his share to me as he doesn't have any family now except his 6 years old Son name Alex at home care, Texas. He said he sent his 2.1 Millions and the gold to me and even showed me in the video call just to show me that it is real and i know what’s in it when it arrives to me.

And that was Rev. father who showed me and mailed it to us as he said he was the only one who can go out of the camp as he was also injured from the mission. Then a day after I got mail from a private courier saying it will be in transit, and then got put on hold at the Dubai international airport for customs tax.

Then telling me there is customs tax because of what they’ve found inside the suitcase and the charged was $58k and I need to pay it urgently or they will sue him for laundering money and for not declaring what’s inside of the suitcase. I was like worrying about it as i love him. But the other side of my mind is like saying something fishy about it, and that Sgt.Gerald trying to push me to do anything and so he said that’s our future money and we can’t afford to lose that money inside. He was pushing me to find a way or get a loan and etc. And I am glad God gives me wisdom or else I will be in trouble and in debt.

He no longer talked to me after I refused him and that I can’t help him for that. Whatever love he said to me faded away so quick. Lol

Jul 10, 2020
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Woodshawn164
by: Anonymous

Shawn just deleted me because I would not do hangouts.

From philly, widowed, son in boarding school and he is working in the Cyprus sea. 🙁🙁

Jul 10, 2020
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John Barrowman
by: Anonymous

I have just played a male using the photo of John Barrowman who is a well known actor and personality in the UK. I played along for a while until he asked to go to hangout then I said I would if he told me his real name. He said..Bye..but not before I blocked and reported him. What a joker!

Jul 10, 2020
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This weeks work
by: Cinnamon

This week I have had a good few accounts deleted after I have reported them, which is a VERY good thing. A few of my ongoing games, & those still to be removed are:

ItzG141 - Uses a picture of the model Brian Newman, & sends long, long, looooooong 'romantic' messages about Karma & spirit. One message took 6 screenshots to get it all in. I have told him I have Whatsapped him & the fact he has not got my message is driving him mad. I have not Whatsapped him.

Jameseugene191 - Another copy & paste smooth talker.

Wellington B - I have told him that Wellington is a very unusual name for a non African man. He says he is NOT African. He is.....

Eghivwekesh - Declared instant love within 3 minutes of chat. Ridiculous.

Pamssteve - Says his name is Steve Pam. Ignored me when I asked about the extra S in his name. Restarted the game 12 times after our game ended & I kept declining them. Very upset with me.

Jacksonsmith102 - Says he is from Iceland, so speaking to him in Norweigian. Responded to the Norwegian in perfect Norwegian but says he was speaking in 'icelandish!'

Williamphilip08081 - A cheat, who happily admits to cheating. Very basic English, but plays long, complicated words.

Am in love with jehovah - Couldn't resist with a name like that. He found me on Lightning rounds & opened by saying how much the words I played impressed him. But he was on the other team.

Brownscott354 - Another Lightning Round guy. He scored under 20 in that game but charged in with 3 Bingos straight off in our game. Called him out for cheating which he denied - asked me to get Hangouts so he could prove he wasn't a WWF cheat. Nope.

Jul 09, 2020
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Whoosh
by: Maptokyo

Karl is gone! I didn’t even send my proof, he must have been prolific. Playing Stefanholland70 his profile said Wisconsin. I said hello cheesehead. He replied he was really from Minnesota but didn’t want anyone knowing his business.

I fished that I totally agree. It is very strange how people on here want to know your whole life story in the first 10 minutes and what a pleasure it was playing someone who didn’t want to know anything about me, just enjoy the game. He is now flustered. Cannot ask me anything.....

Jul 09, 2020
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Yandex images
by: Anonymous

Go to Yandex images and look for the camera upper right hand corner inside the yellow search box. Click on that and then hit images. Screen shot the guy from WWF. Upload his picture here- and wala- you will generally see many "looks like" fraud photos.

So for instance - Luis (ls7448778) has a picture of a guy pointing to a book. Dummy Luis doesn’t realize that this is a picture of David Arvin the author of the book in the picture . It’s hilarious- he told me he had to use a different user name to disguise himself 😂😂 let me know if this works for you.

I hope you weren’t scammed bad.

Jul 09, 2020
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Reply to cos
by: Maptokyo

Google Yandex and when their page loads there is an empty bar field with a camera icon in the right corner. Click on it. It will ask you to upload a photo. Have it already in your library. It may ask you to crop. Hit submit and it will search.

I came back here just now to report I had to Yandex myself. A non scammer friend player asked if I had a second account. He saw an account with my picture on it. I found it, zyngawf_11032455 if you are curious. It is my Facebook profile pic and the pic that is on my google account.

I very briefly went onto hangouts to see what the fuss was about and one of our friends copied my picture. I challenged myself, however I haven’t played in a while. I sent copies to support so hopefully I will not be on there long. Another good reason to never go to hangouts. I came back negative on Yandex btw.

Jul 09, 2020
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Same old
by: Maptokyo

Hi Ladies, I have to add the third word they always say. Really. When I won’t go to hangouts because I don’t have the app, Really. When I won’t share my phone number with a stranger, Really. Now, when they tell me a whopper I write in three separate messages. Really. Wow. Okay.

They don’t get it but it makes me chuckle. I have had good luck getting a lot disabled lately. I screenshoot their profile. I reverse search their photo, and I screen shoot some chat. The usual drivel, and I access help on my profile page and if you click through contact us enough you can upload pics. I always thank them for their time. I try to be clever or funny. I have had about a 50% success rate. I send 2-3 at a time, I don’t bother if I cannot prove they are a scammer.

Strangely my hate speech guy is still up. I included him in my last batch. If you want some fun hit up KarlHarmann122 wife died, check. 12 year old son, said he was 65 when I said you are too old for me, his age dropped to 60, he was typing without glasses. The questions were out of a Cosmopolitian quiz. Do you believe in a soul mate. Would you relocate. Do I smoke. Fav movie, food, color.

Have fun and report him please.

Jul 09, 2020
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Been scammed
by: COS

How do I use Yandex?

Jul 08, 2020
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List of scammers actively playing in WWF2
by: Anonymous

Brownscott354
Campbell516481
Jameseugene119
Jefferytony955

Be careful if you come across any of these names.
If they ask you to go to hangouts please refuse. Don't give gift cards or money too.

Jul 08, 2020
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Words!
by: Jan

Cinnamon - I get what you're saying about OKAY. It's the same with WOW. Doesn't matter what you put, it's WOW. Once when asked how I was I said "well, I fell over and broke my arm" and the reply, "WOW. Good, OKAY" They don't even read your reply half the time!! Idiots.

The last one I got I did a reverse image on Yandex as suggested by another lady earlier. My goodness this chap gets around!!! Frankadam480011.

Asked me eventually where I was playing from. I replied Nigeria. He disappeared funnily enough!!
I've replied all sorts of places - Kathmandhu one of the latest. Said I was up a mountain building a school for a charity. He said "you must get good pay for doing that". I replied "board and lodging" and that perhaps he would like to donate something as he had such a good job as engineer on a rig.

He disappeared too. They are such vile scum.

Jul 07, 2020
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New things
by: Cinnamon

I have noticed how they are starting to put emojis in their names, I am guessing they think it makes it harder for people to share info on them, or to look them up & block them. I have had rainbows, kisses, flowers & rather alarmingly a first just this week!

And why, WHY do they over use the phrase Okay, always spelling it like that, never just OK as we would.

It's like, I am from Berlin but live in Illinois Okay.. never a question mark after it either.

Makes me laugh - it always makes them sound a little angry. And a lot stupid.

Jul 07, 2020
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Many new names
by: Anonymous

Morgan13Smith
MD6009739
Scott/W.A
Bradschaeffer7799
Mark T.
James Grey
Jim M
Ronald Sanderson
Mark Thomas


These are the newest ones from the last week. There have been several more but they resigned or disappear so I don’t have their names but it’s all the same story. Widow or divorced with a child and working out of the country.

Where you playing from, hows the weather over there, what do you do for work, are you married with kids, can I have your gmail to talk on hangouts because I am not here often, do you have a pet, what is it’s name, favorite color, favorite food, favorite vacation.

All of these are questions for security questions so don’t answer them with real info. Make it up.

I love messing with them, I wait for them to give me their locations and then I am from the same area. I change my job, sometimes I am disabled or unemployed.

Some days I am an adult entertainer, or a dancer or a teacher or whatever random job I choose. They get bored and resign. I never ever give out my real information, location, where I shop, any real information at all.

Jul 06, 2020
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Kelvin Jacole / Kel Chard
by: Anonymous

Currently chatting with my friend in WhatsApp after playing Scrabble Go. She is fully convinced he is legit. Can’t find a photo on reverse image (very attractive - CEO of logistics company) usual cheesy chat - Swedish family - living in America - traveled to Turkey on business.

Hasn’t asked for anything yet - but ticks all the boxes of a romance scammer. Has anyone heard of him?

Jul 06, 2020
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People search
by: Anonymous

Jan, try Yandex image as a search for pictures. 9 times out of 10 I locate the picture here rather than tin eye. When I told Clark V I looked his picture up, he said you are weird. How’d you see my picture. Duh- you posted the picture with a man and son on your profile.

He’s the guy that works for President Trump. Id love to hear if others played him. He did play a really decent game. No 2 letter vowel words.

Jul 06, 2020
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Grey Aisley
by: Anonymous

Words with friends Grey Aisley, has one girl, widow. Contractor as engineer in Virginia. He is so full of it. Had no idea what yesterday was,(4th of July), he said he did nothing. I said, oh really, friends, or hanging with family? He said no, just walk my dog. I said how is your dog, any thing they dont like? He said oh our walk was okay.

I even mentioned slightly, yes, we met up with family, and there were a lot of fireworks. He said, oh really? I said, yes, just a few. Oh, he was so full of crap. He also states he is in Virginia, so i told him to pick up a newspaper with today date and take a picture. He kept asking me why, I told him to prove who he is.

He said I don't lie, so I told him then prove it. He got mad, and has not texted me.

LOL what a Joke.

Jul 05, 2020
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Bills D
by: Jan

Apparently from Memphis, wanted to know why my family wouldn't let me go there. Umm. coronavirus? Bad English, called him out asking how the virus was in Nigeria. Eventually started calling me names like Mumu which is apparently a tern for idiot in Nigeria. Vile creatures. __bill.Donald2🌈🌈

Jul 05, 2020
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Jackthomson554
by: Cinnamon

If anyone fancies a laugh, check out this guy.
He has chosen such a good looking guy to steal a photo from, that I could barely contain myself.
Says he is a Sergeant, but can barely string a coherent comment together in English, plus he has facial hair. He says he is allowed that in the Military.

I think he is wearing a staff uniform. I told him I recognise it from a local hunting shop & he says he put it on for a joke.

Have fun!


Jul 05, 2020
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Hans David LAB
by: Jan

Hi, you (and many others) say you trace these guys pics and I have tried Google reverse image and Tin eye but rarely get anything coming up, let alone telling me the original photo's name.

What am I doing wrong?

Jul 05, 2020
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Clarkv
by: Anonymous

Hilarious conversation with this guy who has a fraud picture of a guy and his son.

Me- where do you live!?
Clark-I’m playing from Glendale,CA
Me-What do you do?
Clark- I work in the White House.
Clark-What do you mean how do I work in a White House... who are you.
Me-You said that you work in the White House. See above. I asked how you could work in the White House while living in CA. Who are you???
Clark-Oh now I understand you better.... I drive down to Washington DC every Monday then come back to my son every Friday.. is that a problem mrs.
Oh I support President Trump
Anyway I work as Personal Aide to the President
. I represents the president by welcoming visitors, reviewing correspondence; arranging company dinners and other corporate functions; answering questions and meeting requests directed to the president.

It doesn’t get better than this. What a piece of crap. I dare someone to come up with a funnier conversation. He’s not a widower nor on an oil rig. Just a guy in Glendale, CA that works in the White House. For the president no less and he has time for WWF😂😂

Jul 04, 2020
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Rickmarco18
by: Anonymous

Rick Marco is another lonely, handsome widowed, oil rig worker who wants to meet up in hangout because he can tell that we have a connection. Even though I haven't told him anything about me except that I am married with kids and my profile picture is a dog!

Jul 04, 2020
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Rickmarco18
by: Anonymous

Rick Marco is another oil rig worker from Kentucky. Using a fake picture, of course.

I let them talk til they ask to go to hangouts.

Then block them

Jul 04, 2020
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Disappearing on weekends
by: Anonymous

I noticed my scammers disappear on weekends & really go to town on Tues, Wed &Thurs. I think it is because they work Mon thru Thurs & go home to their real families for the weekend. Just my opinion. They will tell you they had a crisis at work or their internet wasn’t working but I think it is because they work during work week only & take a break on the weekends.

Jul 03, 2020
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Disappearing at weekends
by: Anonymous

Why do these scammers seem to disappear at weekends?

Jul 02, 2020
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Hans David
by: LAB

Hi. Has anyone come across Hans MD David? An orthopaedic surgeon working for the UN in Aleppo?? Very slick, started off with saying he never chatted to anyone on Words as most people are crazy and within a few days was in love with me.

I actually traced who his photo really belonged to and confronted him. That was it...he was gone.

Jul 02, 2020
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Re: Learning the hard way
by: Cinnamon

Dear Anonymous, I am truly sorry that you have been victim to these evil men. I hope he didn't cause you too much hardship. Yes, this is how some of them work. They get you on another platform, ask for photos then say they are going to tell your Husband that you have been cheating. They WANT women in happy relationships!

So, don't give them photos (I had a guy last week say to me 'go on Hangouts, I promise not to ask for nude photos of you'). They want to see your face in them, as well as some flesh preferably.
They also need your Husband or partners details, so don't give them those either.

Don't go on Facebook with them or Messenger, as it links to your Facebook profile. Your partner may be in your friends list.

I hope you have reported him so that Zynga can disable his account?

S x

Jul 01, 2020
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Learning the hard way
by: Anonymous

Just wanted to raise an alarm and provide caution. If you go to another platform to chat they will still work to take advantage of you even if you refuse to give them any money. They will use your pictures and will create lies in an attempt to reach a deal with you.

I've learned the hard way and won't be playing anymore.

Jun 29, 2020
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go on the defense
by: Anonymous

So after getting slammed with invites from men, I decided to change my profile name and picture. I now go by Mrs. R and use a picture of flowers. It has cut down on who invites me to play them. Only serious game players for the most part. Still trying to expose a few stragglers but I got sick of it all.

Jun 29, 2020
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Are they all scammers!!
by: Anonymous

Are there any genuine people on the site, we all seen genuine so how come we never meet each other??
I don’t know what to believe any more!

Jun 29, 2020
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Idiot scammers
by: Anonymous

Why do they all use the same script?

Jun 29, 2020
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Reporting etc
by: Maptokyo

I have had plenty of complaints about how WWF "allows" scammers to flourish. Tonight while watching a movie I reported over and over the nine from today and another six who vanished, I.e blocked me, which annoys me no end. I was down to last tile with 2 of them.

Then I reported about 20 more from my list so, close to 40! What if a 1000 players did that? They would need an army to investigate, most women block, and think that is good enough so, I over report. Perhaps the staff is overwhelmed?

They should hire us on!!

Jun 28, 2020
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Ryanduke245
by: Anonymous

A scammer tried to get me to send 200.00 in steam cards but I would refused. He is a young sounding guy with a very thick accent, hard to understand. Still playing in WWF2. Claims to be a contractor on a oil rig in the UK. Don't send gift cards or money to.

Jun 28, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

My latest chatty man was Jaspereric. Told me he was 62 and when I said he was older than my dad he still wanted to go to Hangouts! His photo was on the Lightning Round with a different name of course. Another one I blocked ages ago is playing the same photo, different name.

Jun 28, 2020
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Jan..............
by: Anonymous

Firstly Jan if you had reported him it automatically blocks them, so you wouldn't see if he was online again. So it might be a different player.

If you go to your Unblock list you will see that some of the people you have blocked are shown as 'disabled' which means they are shut down. It might sometimes take a while, but they are pretty good at closing the accounts down.

This doesn't stop them from making a new Catfish account of course, but Zynga do act, & pretty quickly at the moment. Which is why it is so important to report them, more than once if you can.

Jun 27, 2020
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Jan
by: Anonymous

Basically, WWFs does not do anything when you report someone is a scammer. The scammer just goes & finds another unknowing person to scam.

Jun 27, 2020
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WTH?!!
by: Jan

So, what happens when you report abuse? Seemingly nothing!!! I reported Frank E. (Edwardsf195) as it was so obvious he was a scammer - bad grammar, asking loads of questions, delivering quotes, then wanted to go on hangouts.

Then I've just gone on to catch up with my games and they're announcing Frank E. is online again!! How does that happen?

Jun 26, 2020
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Abel Finch
by: Anonymous

Abel Finch. I played with him for several months. He knew I was onto him and confessed. He is a 23 year old living in West Nigeria. He said he was scamming to get money for college. A political science major. Has a twin brother.

His mother cannot work because she is 74 years old. (?) Put her in the Guinness book of world records. She had twins at 51 years old.

Jun 25, 2020
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Wilson Eric
by: Anonymous

Wilson Eric is a scammer. There is no way a doctor is going yo find love on WWFs. These scammers make one feel so good & it is wonderful to feel loved.

But remember they are not real & really only want your money. You will never meet them in real life.

Jun 25, 2020
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Ha!
by: Anonymous

You know if one of these yahoos told me they were from a family of 10 and their daddy was a coal miner in some podunk town, they’d probably be able to pull me into their sad sack story.

But a doc in Yemen, an oil rigger in the Gulf, etc. nope

Jun 25, 2020
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Wilson Eric
by: Anonymous

Hey anyone heard of this guy, appears genuine but I dont know, keen to chat, pic seems real but hey what do I know. Just concerned as seems too good to be true, doctor travelling to Yemen to get money for surgery job?

Wants to travel to UK and live here, would appreciate if anyone knows of him. Thanks

Jun 25, 2020
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Lachlan Oliver
by: Anonymous

This person got me for $100. I was so wrong.

Jun 24, 2020
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Jayson gray
by: Cinnamon

Jayson gray is a joy, people.

Never have I heard such utter drivel spouting forth from someone in such a short space of time. He can barely string 4 words together in coherent English, but what he does say is such utter cheese you will think you are back in the 1970's.


Jun 24, 2020
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They arent going away!
by: Anonymous

Ok, we have all been dealing with WWF SCAMMERS for how long now? WWF isn’t gonna do anything about it and the scammers aren’t gonna stop. So either dont engage with them or switch to another scrabble type app.

We are all spinning our wheels trying to fight them but they aren’t going away! They live in poverty like we’ve never seen and we cant imagine how they live! Their country isnt gonna change either!

Let it go ladies!

Jun 21, 2020
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Richardson B.
by: Anonymous

I had this guy on the hook for nearly a week. I don't understand how anyone falls for these guys. Their English is terrible, and they almost always tell me they're having feelings for me after a day or two.

I do enjoy toying with them though.

Jun 20, 2020
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My bad
by: Maptokyo

I was doing my daily block of # stay and I saw on the WWF site there is more to his name than was on his profile page. Look for # stay at home it could saves lives.

I personally think he changed it. It isn’t even grammatically correct and I have looked at it many many times.

Jun 20, 2020
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Whoosh
by: Maptokyo

Blinked and he is gone. I have never seen the WWF police move so quickly. My military friend Richard and his vile chat are gone. Am sure he will be back. Kentucky Canada is still out there looking for love.

Jun 20, 2020
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When it rains...
by: Maptokyo

At 8:20 CDT, my phone levitated off the table. Must be shift change for the scammers. I half imagine Monsters Inc, and Glen Garry Glen Ross. Get those emails, get them onto hangouts. You got a cell phone we can scam the number off of? Extra chicken for you!

One nasty player pretending to be military. I did egg him on. They don’t like that lol. Vaguely threatening he is using the name Richard H. Pic is military guy holding a dog user name is zyngawf_148959637 stationed in Kabul. Got most annoyed because I wouldn’t tell him if I was married. He REALLY needed to know. Which made me really never tell him. Called me a bitch, blah blah.

Best one, Stave Lee has been reincarnated. This guy has two completely different pics. An older man topless. Not good bait.. and a middle younger guy with a beard in a plaid shirt. Name, John Billy 892 profile says from Canada. He introduces himself as Wilson. I ask him which pic he is. Old shirtless guy. I ask him who John Billy is. No reply.

I ask where in Canada. He says, wait for it. Kentucky. I gave him a chance but he held firm he was from Kentucky Canada. Immediately into the hangouts/email demand. Next vacation will be Kentucky Canada. Night ladies!

Jun 19, 2020
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OMG NEVER WILL I PLAY WWF
by: Anonymous

Ok ladies be very aware of David Miller. He is on words with friends. He is a Doctor in Somalia and he is enlisted in the UN, has a son who is 14 and his wife was killed in Afghanistan where she was a reporter for the UN. Made the mistake of asking me to get his son some gift cards for his birthday.

Then I can take a picture of the card and the pin on the back.

HE IS GOOD LOOKING!! BUT A BIGGER P.O.S!!

Jun 19, 2020
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Ava D.
by: Anonymous

Same scammer as reported on August 19, 2020 (see below) but went by "Ava D.". Pretty profile but this time she was a military widow with two kids living near Albany, NY. and claiming to been raised in Texas.

She used some unusual sentences as well as some scripted responses which I copied and pasted into google and found them on romance scandal warning sites. I got her to click on a IP logger link and found out he/she was sending from devices in Lagos, Nigeria.


Aug 19, 2019
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by: Anonymous

"Divorced with two kids." Pretty profile pic and weird way of conversing. Pretends to be from Texas, but seems to be a person from a completely different country.

Jun 19, 2020
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Morgan A
by: Cinnamon

Got Morgan A, but there is no #name like that so I am wondering if it is the same person. Dr Pink Shirt chatted a bit yesterday but has gone silent.

Also I have a new game with a guy calling himself Davidbush00 and the profile pic is of an author holding up 2 of his books in a publicity shot - the book is not written by David Bush.

What a surprise. Book is by a Dr Fernando. Can't wait for this explanation.

Jun 18, 2020
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# stay at home saves lives
by: Maptokyo

His other name is Morgan A. When I go to report it is the # name. I am playing the good doctor now, pink shirt oncology baby catcher. I called him out big time but he is still playing words. Sending me cut and paste conversation. I don’t think he reads English.

I wish we could post pics here. If anyone wants the screen shot of # stay my email is my name above and @aol.com


ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there:

https://www.watchforscams.com/nigerian-dating-scams.html

Jun 18, 2020
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# stay home saves lives
by: Anonymous

I have been looking for this one for a couple of weeks now, but still not found him!
Have tried all sorts of variations on the name.

Jun 18, 2020
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Beth W / Bryan Smith78
by: Anonymous

My game with this character took a very nasty turn. He admitted to using a false profile, started threatening me & being abusive, finally saying he would throw acid at me. All because I called him out as a scammer.

Got one screenshot which I will be sending to Zynga. This guy uses a neat trick of accusing whomever he is chatting to of being 'false' then saying they will report your profile unless you prove you are 'real' by going on Hangout/Whatsapp/Instagram.

Not sure how much Zynga look in to reports before blithely deleting the accounts, so he is one to watch - nasty piece of work.

Jun 17, 2020
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Afternoon
by: Msptokyo

I am challenging a few of players mentioned here just so I can report them. Might help to have multiple requests. # stay home saves lives is still playing two weeks after he told me I was a racist bitch and I was going to die for the killing of Floyd. My only crime was to say thank you for the game, I don’t have hangouts or WhatsApp, good luck.

There was a F bomb or two in there. I sent it as an email and written in app. Rhea, promised me they were looking into it. I then found the yandex reverse search and contacted the pic owner on twitter but I am 99% sure he is a scammer and the pic is stolen another layer deep.

If anyone wants to challenge him and then report for stolen pic maybe Wwf will disable him. They toss poor Stave Lee, who didn’t have a chance of getting anywhere but threatening me gets a pass. Not that it was a serious threat but it shook me. Have fun!

Jun 17, 2020
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Todays scumbags
by: J1953

Dave - Alperdave8
Osborn G - Osborngeorge36
Scott - Scottmollin9@gmail.com
haroldstevenson76
Lance C - Lance rodriguez johnson
Nicholas L - Nicholaslauser
James M - James Mark! wonderful story of being a Dr with UN security in Aleppo, Syria, comes from Houston TX (don't they all?!) He actually resigned when I didn't come forth, which is unusual.
Frank - Edwardsf195
Paul C - Paulclinton88
Mark S - Markstrotz621. Still playing him as fascinated to see how far I can push this one. He wrote after playing about 4 times "Please I love you. You are so special since the day I saw you on this app J****. I really want you to be my wife J****. He wants someone to look after his 4 year old child, wife died a year ago in an accident (shame) and he's about 60 so it's going some to have a child of 4 at his age!!!

Be careful out there ladies. The trouble is, all of us on here know what scumbags these idiots are, it's the ladies who AREN'T on here that I worry about.

Jun 17, 2020
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Beth W
by: Cinnamon

One to watch out for is Beth w or Bryan Smith78.
Beth/Bryan has a profile pic of a pretty blonde girl in a badly fitting face mask, but is 100% a scammer & has asked me to download Hangouts within 5 exchanges of chat.

He has obviously used a girls name & picture to lure women into a false sense of security.

Going to string him along for a bit & see what happens :-)

Jun 16, 2020
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Facebook
by: Anonymous

I am on a Facebook group for WWF and after asking for games there I got a lot of 'those men' start games with me. A quick check showed they were all members of the Facebook group too, so they are there, watching.

Would an anti WWF scammers group be of interest I wonder?

Obviously with very strict membership controls.

Jun 16, 2020
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Brought you by the letter "S"
by: Anonymous

Scumbags, all of them:

TrueLove. (Albert J)
JJacobMorrison (Jacob M)
George .J. Robert
Lin_Fred
JakeLuke 902

They are getting easier and easier to detect. Most go away after you say you are just playing words but all of them try and try again.

Reporting them doesn't seem to have any result and I am pretty sure that they just create another profile and start again.

If you do go on Hangouts you can google images at Yandex and find them.

Good luck

Jun 16, 2020
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Terry G.
by: Anonymous

Gotta love Terry G, (Terrygabriel112). Picture is a handsome man, pink shirt and a stethoscope around his neck. He found me after a lightning round- what a surprise. I accepted a game and asked him what kind of Dr we was. His reply was ??? As if he did not understand the question.

I asked again and said you have a stethoscope around your neck (he probably didn’t see that when he cut and pasted picture) so what kind are you? His reply" I'm a doctor who is specialist in surgical oncology and delivery of babies "

Yeah, right-Lol. But the best part is he plays only 2 letter words. Pretty smart Dr.😂😂. How does he have a badge of 17 and he only won 109 games? You will notice that most guys that tag you after lightning round are brand new- check their playing since date. Terry has been around since sep 2019 so that’s unusual.

Jun 15, 2020
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Brought to you by the letter "L"
by: Anonymous

Today's list of losers:

chriskemba38
billthompson11
barrowjerry664
smithbickel
bergdavid19
richardwilliamsjo58
david42224
jamesmatteo183
JT31208
SLD20201121
ZacharyJ504
JackGardner244
SergioAlberti30
MarcusHD
MartinHowell
BollionScollins9

These men all started games with me after playing the lightening round, very personal questions, non original story either on their last contract retiring soon or on a peace keeping mission. It doesn't take long for them to mess themselves up in their lies.

One of them tried to tell me he was a captain of the USS Virginia and then sends pics of a cruise ship with old people on it. It's really tiresome if you want to play a game. I have only recently started playing with others and so far have found only one human being who are what they say they are.

Jun 15, 2020
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And there’s more
by: Jan

Sigh. These men are really a pain in the proverbial. So many playing lightning round, at the end look at Your team, then Their team guaranteed at the bottom there are men with either no score or a very low score.

Then, amazingly, they’re the ones that then ask you for a game. Ok, so just reported Dave - Alperdave8 who claims to live in Liverpool but his English of course is rubbish. I think he was the Surgeon working in Somalia (seems to be a new trend).

Then Osborn G - Osborngeorge36. Never got as far as asking or telling me what he did. Wanted to go to hangouts or WhatsApp (as they all do).

Next was Greg S. - dominicemmanuelfunding. This is a new one on me. Called him out but he came back with "please can you call 1-888-882-3837 this number for me. Tiaabank call them or go to their website open an account with them and let me know when you are done. There is a surprise for you to see you just class an follow the instructions." Yeah right. He got reported for abuse. Watch out ladies!!!

Jun 14, 2020
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A step further
by: Maptokyo

Instead of blocking scammers, try and go a step further and report them. WWF makes it easy IF You are currently playing them. From their profile page click the upper right icon gear wheel and there is a report option. I have read in here, you need to change the clock to your time. You can report them several times by toggling back and forth.

If they block you and you are like me, you go the extra mile to get them kicked off.

Click on your picture. Takes you to several options. Go to your block list, then click on report. They don’t make it easy, but once you get there every single player you have ever played is there, put on Netflix and start reporting.

Jun 14, 2020
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BEWARE
by: Tracy

My predators :
Billycoulson71 : Billy  
Steveangler652 : Steve
Stonesj699 : John

Beware of these men, they came across lovely and I was unaware of the huge issue with WWF so had a soft spot for each and yes stupid enough to talk outside of WWF. All worked on oil rigs and of course lost their partners, looking for love.

Couldn't skype as too dangerous being on a rig, so I asked for a photo with a flower in one hand, a toothbrush in the other ha ha. Yes I know this is a weird shot and purposely made it so, as be unlikely to find on a gallery or with the real person they pretended to be - they all got abusive.

This was of course after a few red flags and I asked for them to prove themselves. One did send a poor photoshop version with a small head attached to it so at this point I reported them as abusers on WWF and emailed WWF too.

I am here to help warn others as feel a lack of support with WWF as seems after research this problem has been ongoing for years and predators are still roaming freely and we need to look out for each other :O

Jun 14, 2020
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Stolen profile photo
by: Anonymous

David Bush. He seems to have the photo of a Dr Fernando Gomes Pinto. I reported the profile and he is now gone.

Davidbush00 or David B. Mark

Said he was a Dr Living in Germany but working in Somalia.

Jun 13, 2020
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Thank. you. Maptokyo
by: Anonymous

Thank you, Maptokyo, for clearing that up for me. Your input is much appreciated. I think from now on I'll start blocking them first, as soon as the chat begins taking its usual pattern. I don't have the time in my life or the inclination to toy with these people.

Jun 13, 2020
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Please put in the correct user names
by: Anonymous

If everyone put in the correct user names for these scammers then we could copy & paste, start a game then block them right away.

Alternatively we can poke them for a while first.

But please put their user name, and please make sure they are correct.

Jun 12, 2020
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Cosmo Batchelder
by: Anonymous

Playing WWF and playing a really good game of Scrabble with this guy. Very basic conversation, nothing to be wary about. Conversation came around to what I thought about WWF and I said "lots of scammers". He asked how I could tell. So I said, mostly they do not have a very good grasp of English and their grammar isn’t either. They evade questions.

Start with the dear and honey blah blah blah and then ask for $. Got caught once and now belong to a Scammers group on Facebook. Hahahaha... I really did not think this one was a scammer. He disappeared quicker than a blink! Hahaha!

Jun 12, 2020
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Vanished in thin air!
by: Anonymous

I agree with the last comments about the way these scammers disappear - no doubt to find another identity. I prefer to report and block first so very annoying! One yesterday started a chat and I said I'd rather just play the game. He said ok then where are you playing from!!

One even said if I didn’t chat he would end the game. I said ok then blocked him!

Very bored with the same old chat! Played with 2 males, good games, no chat, how it should be!

Jun 11, 2020
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How games vanish.
by: Maptokyo

To the person who had Eric vanish on her. He blocked you. Which is a scammer move that annoys me no end. If they resign I leave it alone. If they block me I report them over and over. Doesn’t usually do anything but make me feel better.

Jun 11, 2020
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Gone!
by: Maptokyo

StaveLee, a WWF fav has been disabled! I noticed our game was gone. I thought he blocked me, but no! He is gone. If we ever hear about someone from Taxes again we will know he was reincarnated. Who still is playing is #Dtay home saves lives who called me a B....h, and I was going to die for George Floyd’s death. I have hounded WWF.

Today I sent them the yandex proof of stolen pic. Tweeted the person whose pic it was and and @‘d WWF. Will see.

Jun 11, 2020
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Even worse than Stave!
by: Cinnamon

I didn't think I would get a worse one than Stave Lee, but today has given me the gift of Lawrancesteven634. He is a joy. He says his first language is English, even though he gets no & know mixed up, among other mistakes. Now he tells me he is actually from a country called Nedderland.

Yep, he is thinking of The Netherlands I believe.
I have asked if he is actually from The Nether Regions. Am waiting to hear back. I suspect he will say he is :-)

He also asked me the time by saying 'what say your times known'.

At least I think that is what he was asking!

Jun 10, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Just played lightning game and now got requests off
David B Sama. Dan12 Scort same guy 2 names

Also Sean Lawerence350
Paul Francis213
Gordon Filipe200

Jun 10, 2020
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Eric's aka EricSmith678
by: Anonymous

This guy started a game and instantly started chatting...hi, how are you and I responded that I prefer to focus on the game and don't chat. He asked what other social media we could use to chat. I said I don't use any and said I was now muting the chat, good luck in the game and have a nice day.

A few minutes later I checked my game list, both active and completed, and the game with him had disappeared. He did not resign. It was just gone.

How do they do that? It's not the first time.

Jun 10, 2020
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Playing them at their own game
by: Anonymous

I've had a break from the tedious boring questions that these scammers ask...yawn. but I kind of missed the fun so have just taken a couple back on. The first one asked what was the weather like - usual stuff. Before I knew what I was doing I told him it was snowing.

Then I had to think about where it would be snowing so I said Kathmandu when he asked where I lived. ?actually checked it after and it was 26 deg and sunny! Lol.

So I said I was a missionary building a school up the mountain. He said that sounds like a well paid job! For a supervisor engineer he was, you might say, pretty thick. Then I said he had such a good job we were always looking for sponsors. Strangely enough I've been waiting for his return play!!

Jun 10, 2020
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Wendy B (Wendy Bilman)
by: Anonymous

Ladies/gentlemen. Watch out for this one. She started a challenge yesterday and also plays with a male I’m playing with in the UK. I accepted the chat message thinking what harm can this do. She said she is a teacher in Alabama and asked if we could be friends.

Her grammar is off for a teacher. She asked if I’m married and what I do for a living. She also asked me if I know the man we are both playing with. I told her I didn’t know too much about him as we only play wwf. I compared notes with him and she asked him a lot of personal information and told him she could be the love of his life and wanted to be in a relationship with him.

I’m getting sick and tired of these scammers. All I want to do is play the game. I don’t mind chatting if it’s about the game or current events or sports etc.

Jun 09, 2020
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Ericbarry765
by: Anonymous

Ericbarry765 another Scammer

Jun 09, 2020
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Uptick of women profiles
by: Anonymous

I've noticed a big uptick lately on women profiles from these people. Maybe most of us savvy women are onto them too much, so they will try to go scam some guys? Though one of them using a woman photo is currently playing a game with me now, not saying too much except an occasional hi. Go figure.

I've decided to use my stoner surfer dude persona with her. LOL

Jun 09, 2020
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Clark mark.
by: Anonymous

Asked for a $200 card to update apps so he could talk with me as he loves me haha. After 1 day then tried the suitcase full of money line.

Blocked.!!

Jun 08, 2020
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Mikebrown28
by: Anonymous

Using a fake picture (of Tony Baroud)

Jun 08, 2020
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Alex
by: Anonymous

Claims to be a surgeon with Doctors without borders in Syria right now. Took about 2 weeks to ask for Steam cards. The script on these guys is hysterical.

Don't fall for it. I play along so I can catch them in the act.

Jun 08, 2020
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Two names, same person
by: Anonymous

BenAnderson68 & ThomasGraves582 are one & the same.
Two different profile pics - one of a dark haired man with his arm around a girl, one the ubiquitous older crop haired guy.

I had a game started by one, but the others name still came up on my mobile, with the photos changing too.

Jun 08, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Why are these scammers so thick by using the exact same script. As if anyone would fall for it. I play the game and give really stupid answers to their questions only blocking them when they mention hangouts.

Jun 08, 2020
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StaveLee
by: SM

I've been playing along with Stavelee. I'm to the point where he actually thinks I'm a yahoo girl. He admitted to me that he's a yahoo. He's given me details about himself. He goes by "India Money" He is 21 and lives in Warri, Nigeria.

Whatsapp details,

WhatsApp number+19537439529

Nigeria WhatsApp number 0906269536

Jun 07, 2020
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# stay home saves lives
by: Maptokyo

That is his user name. Had 91 wins with decent scores but I have a standard "hi! Thanks for the challenge. I don’t have hangouts or WhatsApp, I tell all new players this to save us both time. What I got back was this.

"Okay then white B***h, F.....U," then about 15 black hands with the middle finger up.
Then, " you are all going to die for killing Floyd stupid white fool. I know you are a racist B***h too".

I managed to send a copy to Zynga and they promised to investigate. He is still up 5 hours later.

Weirdest scammer response I have ever ever had.

Jun 07, 2020
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Logan mason
by: Anonymous

Is currently a surgeon getting sent to Syria. I am waiting for the request for money.

Dont fall for it as I wont 😁

Jun 07, 2020
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David Williams.123
by: Anonymous

Just blocked him trying to con me

Jun 05, 2020
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LarryAntonio2020
by: LRF

This is one of so many scammers I've run across in WWF. They find us in lightening rounds, which makes me so mad because they drag down your team's score, and the lightening rounds scores count in your overall score. If you click on the team members after a game you'll see who collected how many points. I have shown my husband these scores and told him who I'll get game requests from based on their profile picture and score. Some of them get NO points. They're busy collecting our names.

Larryantonio2020 is the typical petroleum engineer, single parent, from Texas but working on an oil rig in the Persian gulf. A very common scenario. Within three messages he knew we had a very strong connection. I admit to toying with these guys, and never take it any farther than the WWF chat. I also never give them any true facts. Will I do give them one: I tell them all that I'm happily married.

I feel sorry for the women here who have been taken by these guys but I don't understand it. To me they're so obvious. I wish I could hug you all.

Bottom line, when they ask you for emails, Bitcoin, photos or money is time to end it. But do it by calling them out and telling them they're reported, because your score is affected if you're the one who quits the game!!

I do have one concern. Is there any one who has had this activity affect them without having connected with them outside of the game? Can they get IP addresses, etc?

Jun 04, 2020
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Stavelee
by: maptokyo

I somehow ended up with Stave next. Mother is still from Israel, but father is from Texas now. he wanted to know what my habits were such as did I smoke, drink, flirt and party all the time. Told him due to my jobs security clearance, I wasn't answering any of those questions.

He only wanted to make sure of what we actually want, etc, the whole paragraph was cut and paste, another fun scammer, who does not like questions being asked of him is Geo.rg J

Says he is a ship captain, the pic is of a 20 something, found on yandex. He is currently in Germany for a seminar, when I questioned how during a world wide lock down he managed to travel to Germany, and what company insisted on employees traveling but he said enough questions.

I was cool with that, if he didn't like answering, then he would certainly understand that I wouldn't answer anymore either. He is dragging the game out by days and single letter plays, but I am on track for a new high score. so Geo. rg isn't going away yet.

Jun 02, 2020
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Davidsamuel240
by: Anonymous

I got him on Instagram and he'd changed his name to kelvin David so he's been reported to all scam sites there. He is using photos of Chris Hassett

Jun 01, 2020
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Chards ley
by: Anonymous

Has anyone come across Chards.Ley?

Jun 01, 2020
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Stavelee
by: Jan

I can beat that! I was speaking with a guy working on an oil rig off the Mexican gulf in the Mediterranean sea!! Then there was Goerge aka George presumably. The list of faux pars goes on and on!

Jun 01, 2020
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Stavelee682
by: Anonymous

If anyone wants a bit of a laugh, start a game with the aforementioned Stave. That's right Stave, not Steve. He lives in Housten Taxes - yep Taxes, not Texas. He verified this 12 times before saying he had made a mistake. He says his father lived in Hong Kong in Chinese & his Mother from Izrail.

You couldn't make it up. Of course he is a widower & lost a child in a car crash. All the usual.

I told him I live in Grate Britten. He says he has always wanted to visit there.

Have fun!


May 31, 2020
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Danisa Stair
by: Anonymous

Befriended again, then after the usual 2 weeks of friendliness I was asked to send an Amazon Gift card (oh what a surprise) for a ‘Military Kindle Content’ app available only on Amazon I was told.

Naturally checked it out and it was bollocks.
Beware the hacker has some lovely pictures of a lovely girl to impress you but best stay away from this one.

May 30, 2020
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Brian Moore or Brian M.
by: Anonymous

Has anyone talked to Brian Moore, who then changed his name to Brian M?

May 30, 2020
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WWF experience
by: Anonymous

I've had at least six people challenge me to a game on Words With Friends who sound like they're using the same script. They start with hello how are you and share their sad story of how they work on an oil rig in some capacity and are divorced or widowed with a small child, and eventually get to compliments and request to chat other apps which I have refused but they persist.

At that point I stopped responding. Telling them that I am a great grandmother didn't make any difference to them. The first time this happened the guy eventually tried to sell me Bitcoins. After that I was wise to them and it never got past the request to chat on other apps. At that point I muted chat on their game.

What I am curious to know is how when I stopped communicating, the game disappeared from my list even though we haven't finished it. It's just gone.

May 30, 2020
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New Scammer
by: M R

Adams B, lives in CA and works as Petroleum engineer. 2 Boys. Goes all out and then asks for money for his injured son. Also Randy West from CA. Widowed with 2 kids. Both sent what looked like real time video of them doing things.

Randy asked for steam card to help do his paperwork. These guys are a piece of work. Love playing this game to catch them in the act. Both of these guys are still currently on Words with Friends.

Stay safe people.

May 29, 2020
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Derrick Nelson
by: Anonymous

Claims to be divorced for 8 years and in the military for 27 years. Has a 15 year old daughter called Mary. Owns a home in Virginia, USA.

Sent me a photo, did an image search. He is using US general John Campbell's photos.

FAKE!!

May 29, 2020
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Bernard David
by: Anonymous

This one is very charming. The profile picture is of a nice looking man in his 40’s wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap. Said he was born in Poland and moved to the states when he was 22. He even spoke a few words in Polish.

I know Polish and the words he used were Polish. In the past I blocked 2 players who knew I was in Poland a few months ago. I am wondering if he is one of them. Said he is working on an oil rig near Scotland. Said he cared for me on the first day. He wanted to go to Whattsap so he could send me photos. I don’t have Whattsap.

I saw 2 red flags. He apologized for not responding to my chat message because he said he slept off. Polish people do not use that phrase but Nigerians do. He always was playing when I do throughput the day because I saw the green dot.

The second red flag was when he told me he had a dangerous risky job on the rig. On the 5th day he called me babe and told me he really cared for me. Yesterday we finished a challenge and when I clicked on rematch it told me I was playing the maximum games and a new challenge could not be created.

Ladies beware

May 29, 2020
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Latest scams going on
by: Anonymous

I follow Scam Haters on Instagram and if chatting with them on another platform such as Hangouts, IG, Whattsap, messenger etc they blackmail people by saying they are young children and threaten to report the chat information to the FBI.

There have been so many of them since Covid 19.

I’ve had a few of them create challenges and ask me if I had any bad experiences playing wwf

May 28, 2020
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Advice Please
by: Anonymous

It is very easy for someone to steal your photo from WWFs. The best policy is not to use your photo. Where are they using your photo?

Once they steal your photo there is not much you can do. So sorry to hear your photo has been stolen.

May 27, 2020
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9 letter word scam
by: Anonymous

When I earlier put a comment about a 9 letter word I meant that they actually put 9 of their own tiles word in total was 11 with my two already played.

May 27, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Watch out for stevebello63. A scammer claiming to be an engineer. They all say that. He wanted my bank acct number so he could give me money lol

May 26, 2020
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Michael Peterson, Michaelpeterson3818
by: Anonymous

Hangouts email mr.rare0293@gmail.com
Claims to be originally from Germany but in Egypt on a contract. Lives in Manhattan, NY. Moved to the states after the death of his parents. Profession is a hyperbaric welder & civil engineer. Divorced and lost his daughter during childbirth left him with a grandson called "Scott".

Told me he was called "Mr Rare" because "My friends calls me Mr.rare and I asked why they call me that and they all gave same reasons and I like the name cause its a good name and good name is better than riches lol 😁"

This guy goes on and on like poetry and sends you tube links to songs. He has just asked for a $300 itunes card because and I quote "Am just having little problem with my connection here and it's not working properly I wanted to send some files to my company but it's not working...I actually use to work on the connection with an iTunes card but I can't get it out here"

On an image search this guy is using an innocent mans picture and putting it all over dating sites w-match.com, waplog.com. He even uses a photo of this guy with a young boy.

BEWARE!!

May 25, 2020
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Hi, me too
by: Anonymous

But his name was Scott Moore and when I called him out, he wanted to tell me the truth and his name really was Scott Morre. He had a 13 year old son and wife died of lung cancer 4 years ago.

I started using reverse image app and he’s stolen the pic from Jon Ochs. And the pic of his kid is Jon Ochs kid.

So, now in ‘truth’ he worked for KLM Deutsch. Before he said he was in the Gulf.

Was always asking the time so one time I asked him. It was 5 hours difference which would put him somewhere between Alaska and Hawaii in the Pacific.

Now he’s dying and sick because I won’t talk to him. A friend of his (says his boss is Scott), sent me messages telling me all this. I looked up his name on Facebook and has ‘scammer’ messages on it.

I’ve shut down HangOut and WWF

May 25, 2020
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Scammers words with friends
by: Anonymous

While playing words with friends a gentleman, I use the term loosely, preyed on my loneliness and sadness. I’m not a fool by any means and he uses the alias Collins Brown working in the Gulf of Mexico and has sole responsibility for a daughter with lung condition and is divorced from a cheating drug addict wife.

I fell madly in love with the attention and he professed love. I parted with money until my sister showed me the script scammers use, the poetry and photo stolen from some unsuspecting guy.

Please remember if some one loves you, you do not have to send money. Be wary of frozen bank accounts and sick children

May 25, 2020
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Advice please
by: Anonymous

We all know that these scammers are using profile pics they've stolen from innocent people. What can you do if it happens to you? I have reason to believe someone has used my profile pic from WWF

May 24, 2020
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Zacharycody0
by: Anonymous

WWF Zachary C, Zacharcody0, zacharycody9@gmail.com
Using innocent military mans photos. He can also been found on loversplaneta.ru as Chris, 56 and love.dom2.ru.

Claims to be 50 years old and born in Wisconsin and moved to Oregon for the military. Claims to be a sergeant in the UN Airforce currently stationed in Yemen. Spoke on call with him and clearly has an African accent.

BEWARE!!

May 24, 2020
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Adams Turner
by: Anonymous

Adams Turner
adamsturner470@gmail.com

He is using real photos of actor Jim Newman. Claims to be an environmental engineer and is from Airport California.

Yes that's what he said....lol.

Fraud!! Beware!!

May 23, 2020
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9 letter words
by: Anonymous

I don’t know what is wrong with playing 9 letter words. Sometimes when people have the right letters there is nothing wrong with creating a 9 letter word.

May 23, 2020
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9 letter word and fraud
by: Anonymous

After playing for a month in lockdown I accepted a game with a so called General in Afghanistan who then started to chat.Very friendly..nothing too personal but then asked for my e mail which I obviously did not give him. He asked if I was on a dating site he could chat to me on and again I said No!

What I only realised after blocking him was that he played a 9 letter word?? Again later in the day a request to play and a 9 letter word was put down. I immediately blocked and reported it.

Really spoils the game when most of us are using it to pass the time and keep brain working!!

May 21, 2020
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Uptick etc
by: Maptokyo

I have noticed an uptick in scammers with no pics - 3 today. Pics of dogs. Several which makes reporting them impossible. Begging to go on hangouts isn’t a TOS violation. I have begun to send my top scammers into the help chat. They wrote back and strongly suggested I use the in app method. I wrote back that it is not working, I have reported one over 200 times, that scrolling to find a name, then changing the time to my zone, evidently this is necessary, then finding the appropriate violation, then having to add which game even though there is only one choice.

Lastly hitting enter can take 10-15 seconds to get through. That I would continue to write them as long as they were playing. I give details, pic on yandex, who the pic is of, I reminded them that impersonating military is a felony and by being made aware of such impersonators and not removing they are aiding and abetting.

May 19, 2020
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Blackmail
by: Anonymous

Yes, I agree they blackmail you by using your chats & photos & then wanting to find you on facebook. They try to get sex chats, & photos of you naked - like I would
fall for that.

I believe they work in groups. When I was going through all this I had different scammers wanting different info. One would want photos of my house & car. One wanted my cell phone number. One wanted to visit me thru messenger. One wanted to be friends on facebook.

I would just warn everyone to not chat with these guys. I do believe they would have posted my chats on my facebook page to blackmail me by humiliating me before all my friends.

They are not your friend.

May 19, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

Ladies don’t fall for any chat Rooms and make sure you don’t go on lightning round! That’s where they lurk. Married ladies they try to lure you into a chat room, they copy chats, pics anything they can use against you, ask you to accept their Facebook request and within seconds they are copied and sent friend request to anyone tagged In your pics including husband, and on your friends list, so this is how they blackmail you.

If single they threaten to put your pics out for public display, remember they can put all your info that you let them in on and business, they can also get into your phone and bill pay! I played one guy one time and thought to myself Dam he’s so ugly he couldn’t be a scammer, to be friendly back after a few games and he was sending messages. I answered one back and I'll be dammed if he didn’t find me on Facebook, send my husband a Message about a few words we’d spoke and threatened him to tell everyone that his wife was chatting with a strange man online, so this is how they work.

May 19, 2020
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Brother/sister
by: Anonymous

Here's a new one i haven't seen yet. A brother/sister team. They are probably both the same guy. The sister starts up the conversation first - asked me if i'm "safe from the men on wwf". Then goes on to say how she only chats with her brother who is a good, God fearing man; lost his wife before the pandemic.

Then she asks if I'll "meet" him. I said i'd play wwf if he started up a game but i'm not interested in a relationship and i don't make online friends. Just play and chat.

Then HE starts up a game and goes right to the whole relationship crap and tries to get me to give personal information - phone #, email. What a joke!

Oh - when i wouldn't play along with them they did the disappearing act.

May 19, 2020
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Words agent
by: Anonymous

Bill brumfield 516 chatted very friendly for two games then told me he was a agent working for words with friends asked for all my details as I had won the words lottery

May 19, 2020
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Admitting they're scammers
by: Jan

I too have had some admit they're scammers, I've tried to get them (stupidly) to see the error of their ways and some even say yes, I'm going to stop, but can you send me some money to start up my business!

I've started to say I'm retired fraud squad, dealing with internet scammers. Still some of them hang in there!!

Playing with "Fredandergroup" at the moment, plays a fair game, coming out with some schmultzy good morning messages but he doesnt have a 'nicked' photo and isn't asking the usual questions so the jury is out on him at the moment!

Anybody else played with this guy? Also says he's been playing since March 2019 which is not usual for a scammer.

May 18, 2020
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Scammers look in other places besides words....
by: Anonymous

I have a bible app on my phone as well as words. Let me tell you I've recognized some of the scammers on words trying to be friends with me on the Bible app. They just won't quit. Its crazy how "they are looking for the love of their life" but my bio says I'm happily married.

Look out ladies.

May 18, 2020
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New scammer tactic: Admitting they're scammers right away.
by: Anonymous

I've had 3 obvious scammers start conversations with me recently (well, more than that, but here's what these 3 have done). After just a few minutes of casual chat, they ask if I could keep a secret or if they could trust me. Then they ADMIT that they're scammers.

They say they feel horrible for what they're doing, that they haven't eaten in 3 days, their mom is sick, they are trying to finish school to get out of Nigeria but they can't pay the tuition, etc etc etc.

Obviously they're trying to pull at my heartstrings so that I would WANT to send them money, but it's still a scam because there's no way to verify their story. They just want to get you to WANT to send them money. That's it. They don't care about anything else.

So PLEASE keep this in mind if you encounter one of these "honest" scammers.

May 18, 2020
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Alwin C
by: Anonymous

WWF scammer Alwin C, Alwinchristopher493, alwinchristopher6@gmail.com

Scammer claims to be from San Francisco, California. Wanted to know how the weather was which is always a sign of a scammer. Apparently he is single with one daughter and is an engineer working on a contract in Long Beach Florida until July. His image is all over scam sights.

Other names are Patrick Williams and there is even a go fund me page!! Beware!!!

May 17, 2020
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Don’t be fooled
by: Anonymous

Here’s a few names to watch out for all similar stories.

Josef muller Parker - he was a white American now his profile is of a black American.

Charles p was bearded now isn’t and is a different guy on the profile

Eric Donald, Mark Larry. These people are clever as they start with the game offer chat on the game then they are telling you their life stories
then the love and money thing.

Then I block them I just play with my friends now

May 17, 2020
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paullambert2013
by: Anonymous

WWF scammer paullambert2013,
paullambert037@gmail.com

Scammer claims to be living in Orlando-Florida and working with the US army. He is apparently a one star general on a UN peacekeeping mission in Kabul, Afghanistan. He claims to have been in the military for 29 years on five peacekeeping missions and this is now his sixth mission. The last one before his retirement. Scammer is all over dating sites like tinder, devoted singles using the names Carlos Smith, Leon Miller, RobertW0901, Reymond Mick, derick1.

Beware!!!

May 16, 2020
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Ken Folwer
by: Anonymous

I’m quite sure this one is a scammer working with another scammer/scammers. The profile picture is a nice looking gentleman in his 60’s. He didn’t chat until the 3rd day. In some chats the grammar and spelling is good and in other chat messages the grammar and spelling are very bad. He didn’t ask to go on hangouts. Said his wife died 10 years ago. No children.

He said he was still very depressed and very lonely. He asked me how old I am and when my birthday is. I gave him wrong information. He didn’t ask the usual?? If I’m married with kids, and what my occupation is.

May 16, 2020
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Scott Moore
by: Anonymous

Scott Moore. Widowed 4 years, wife died of lung cancer, son Stefano. Works on an oil rig, in the Gulf of Mexico, as a contractor but seems to be available all hours of a day. Caught him in a lie. Kept asking me what time it was ‘over there’.

I finally asked him what time it was where he was. It was 5 hours earlier than my time. This would put him in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between Hawaii and Alaska.

I searched high and low trying to find if he was real. Nothing.

Email ScottStefano74@gmail.com

Met him playing Words with Friends, unaware of this scammer crap. His son’s birthday was coming up and he dropped his phone. Stuck on the rig. Help as my son will be so disappointed! I got caught up in it emotionally and did send $50. Was chastised as he needed $50 more as his son lost his activation for video games. I have changed every password and my email address as I realize what a freaking fool I am.

This is his Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/ummi.abubakarusman

I wish I could post pics as I have them

May 14, 2020
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Website maintenance
by: Anonymous

Hello

The website will be receiving maintenance for the next 4 days so any posts won't be live until after that.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

May 14, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

First of all, I don't accept games with men I do not know. I decline and then block. I don't have time to try to figure out if they are scammers. I have wondered, should I block right away, or should I just ignore the game?

May 13, 2020
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Blackmailing???
by: Anonymous

One lady said she is being blackmailed by 3 different men. This makes no sense unless she is married and put herself into a compromising position saying or doing things that could be considered horrible by her spouse.

Please explain what type of blackmail they are using.

May 13, 2020
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Male Scammers
by: Anonymous

How are they blackmailing you? I had a couple of scammers who tried blackmailing me. I was married at the time. It was a nightmare.

May 13, 2020
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Black mailing threats
by: Anonymous

Ignore their threats and blackmailing and block all contact with them. Nothing they can do to hurt you they're trying to scare you.

May 13, 2020
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Male Scammers
by: Anonymous

Robin Markson is an oil rig worker and Gary Miller Mundo in the Army on a UN peace keeping mission. Both are now trying to blackmail me and asked for money and now I have a Anthony Gaulette emailing me threats

May 11, 2020
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John Hookman or John H
by: Anonymous

johnallen3d@gmail.com Also has on his profile I hate fakers please be nice!! Claims to be originally from Spain and lives in Florida.
Divorced with one son. Currently working in Thailand. Uses photos of the real Pedro Caldeira pulled from his Instagram account.

Asked for an Apple Card worth $600 USD because his Apple Mac Pro is faulty. He needs to down load an application for work. Also tells me his bank account is inactive and needs the money to activate his account. This was after calling his "banker"

Fake lies and more lies

May 11, 2020
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Adamsraw7
by: Anonymous

Beware of Adam Raw on WWF. He took me in hook, line, and sinker, right up until he asked me to loan him $52,000 for parts needed to fix the oil rig he works on. Adam says he lives in Miami but was raised in Norway. He had a gorgeous profile picture, which turns out to be hacked from the facebook page of a model named Michael Walter.

He says he is divorced - caught his wife cheating with his best friend. He says he has a 20-year old son named Leo. Adam says he is a marine engineer who works as a contractor on an oil rig in Norway several months a year. He asked me to set up a Hangouts account so we could chat and exchange photos.

On Hangouts, he asked me a lot of questions about myself, such as what I believed I had to offer in a relationship, what was my idea of a romantic date, what lessons I had learned from previous relationships. He comes across as the sweetest, most sincere, most emotionally available man you could ever hope to meet.

He even video chatted with me once briefly and is very good-looking, just like his profile photo. In fact, he has a lovely Scandinavian accent. Within two weeks, Adam told me he loved me. He sent me beautiful love letters filled with poetry. Every morning, I woke up to a sweet message from him.

He messaged me several times a day. At night, we played WWF, sometimes for hours. He is an outstanding player, typically making words worth upwards of 60 points. This went on for seven weeks. During that time, we celebrated his birthday and our one-month anniversary. We talked about meeting in person and how exciting that was going to be.

Then, he got called to Norway to handle an emergency on the rig. It turns out some of the equipment burned up and he had to replace it or would lose his $2.5 million dollar contract. The equipment would cost $483,000. He said he had the money but was extremely aggravated at the carelessness of his workers who had caused the problem.

For nearly 24 hours, I did not hear from Adam because he was flying to Norway and once there, had to travel to the rig by helicopter. The six-hour time difference affected the timing of our communications. When I would wake up each morning and see Adam's "Good morning Babe" messages, I could see they were sent at 2:00 a.m. my time, which was 8:00 a.m. in Norway. How sweet of Adam to type out his message each morning when he woke up so that I would see it when I woke up six hours later. One day while on the rig, at my request, Adam sent me videos of his workers operating the oil drill.

I knew nothing about oil drilling and was curious about how Adam was spending his time. Over the course of the next week, Adam sent payments to the equipment supplier from his Wells Fargo account in Miami. Before he could make the final $83,000 payment, Wells Fargo froze his account. He anguished over his situation for a several days and finally asked his mother if she could help.

She could only come up with $31,000. Was there any way I could loan him the remaining $52,000? If not, he would understand. It would not change his feelings for me. After I told him I could not loan him the money, Adam continued to message me and play WWF with me as he always had. Just like he promised, our relationship did not change.

That is when I seriously started considering loaning him the money. What he did not know is that I was going to seek collateral by way of a mortgage against the house he purportedly owned in Miami. I am a lawyer and could easily have drawn up the documents. But it did not get that far and would have fallen apart at that point anyway because I would have required a title exam, proof of his identity, etc.

A good friend intervened, suggesting I read internet articles on WWF romance scams. And there I found it laid out in black and white - the exact scam scenario Adam had conducted with such expertise. The sad thing is, even after knowing Adam is not real, I miss the sweet man I fell in love with and the way he made me feel.

What a painful learning experience.

One final word of warning: Beware of Wolfgang Wilhelm. He is also on WWF with a very similar back-story as Adam, and he may even be the same person as Adam, or just reading from the same script.

May 09, 2020
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Scripts
by: Anonymous

Why do they all use the same scripts?

May 09, 2020
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Andrew Hunt
by: Anonymous

WWF Andrewhunt1 ah9004693@gmail.com Innocent persons picture on profile and then sent me a photo on hangouts that didn’t even match the player profile picture. Claims to be from Houston, Texas, widower with one daughter. 51 years old and a private contractor.

Yet WWF profile says American University. 2 days into conversation asks for a steam card.

Really!!!??!!

May 08, 2020
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Paolo A
by: Anonymous

WWF scam using identity theft of Pier Paolo Scala. Scammer even used the bio on the web for the actual Pier Paolo Scala. Claimed to be in the Atlantic Ocean with a son in London. In a week he was asking for $2000 to help with the welfare of his son.

Asked for payment in bitcoin or a wire transfer to a bank account in Turkey.

Hangouts email address johnallenn381@gmail.com player profile Paolo A

May 08, 2020
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David J
by: Anonymous

David J hangouts email jimdavid297@gmail. Claims to be from California using an innocent persons photo. 44 years of age and a gemologist. Asked for 2 photos. Spoke verbally on the phone. Sent a screenshot showing an iTunes balance of $8 USD remaining then asked me to buy him a card.

Also slipped up and typed words in Yoruba language when texting me.

May 06, 2020
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Scammers are gone
by: Anonymous

I changed my name to scam repeller and I've had no new invites for a week, yay!

May 06, 2020
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Rose betty
by: Anonymous

Rose betty is her fake name. And she is a scammer.

May 05, 2020
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More chat
by: Jan

To answer an earlier question I'm convinced the scammers play on lightening round, watch out for ladies pics then almost immediately bang! You have a couple of new invitations.

I've changed my pic to "no scam zone" and funnily enough not so many new invites!!

May 05, 2020
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NO CHAT
by: Anonymous

Not too sure if this will work with everyone, but ever since I added no chat after my name I have had no one chat with me. I have had new games by complete strangers, but none of them have started a conversation with me.

I don’t mind chatting as long as it is game related, but too many of them early on would want you to move to hangouts or WhatsApp to chat. I always tell them it is easier for me to chat in game I don’t need another application to carry on a chat.


May 05, 2020
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Is this happening more now?
by: WWF player

What might cause an uptick in the WWF scammer activity?

I've been playing WWF for more than a year with the same picture (real picture of female me, which I will change today). In the past couple of days, six different men have started games with me and then started lame conversations.

I'm ok with chatting ABOUT THE GAME so I have looked at the conversations, but these men aren't chatting about the game.

Is there some kind of in-game behavior that would cause scammers to suddenly discover me?

If this keeps up, I won't look at the chats anymore, and that makes me sad because it's nice to be able to congratulate an opponent on a clever word.

May 05, 2020
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James6022
by: Anonymous

This person says he is a businessman working with pipelines for the oil and gas industry. Immediately asked me to go on hangout. I now always tell them that in my job I can call anywhere in the world for free. I therefore ask for their number so I can call them.

I did this with him and of course he came up with an excuse saying he phone is damaged. Always ask for their number. If they won’t give it to you, you know they aren’t genuine.

May 04, 2020
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Lash D
by: Jan

Ok, this guy started out as Lam_Lash but said his name was Lash Desire, and that Lash is a popular Polish name. Not according to google it's not. Only been talking to him for a day and he's changed his name to Lash D. with his phone number now underneath which of course I haven't called.

When I questioned why he had put it on WWF he said he was fed up with ladies asking for his phone number and he didnt like to be disturbed. When I said that didn't make sense he said its his work number and doesn't go through. Yeah right!. I eventually did a photo trace on him and boy is he a serial scammer. Alexey Lushnikov, Alexis Jason Sean, Alex Cook to name but a few.

I tested his Polish by writing to him in Polish and he wrote back quite swiftly in polish. But of course I was using google translate and no doubt he was too.

This guy has scammed God knows how many women.

May 03, 2020
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Michael w.
by: Anonymous

Scammer alert. Double checked images if he sends you Army pictures are totally fake. Nigerian scammer

May 03, 2020
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No more chancers
by: Anonymous

Had trouble with a couple of chancers, one asked for money after he was severely burned on an oil rig. Told him where to go. I used to have my first name up but now just have initials. No bother since then, be vigilant, these people are ruthless and work in call centre type offices scamming people.

May 03, 2020
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Two idiots
by: Anonymous

So the first guy messaged me last week and said he was a rheumatology surgeon from Texas and his name was David. Mind you my picture is my cat and I use a fake name. He told me he was widowed and that he has a son thats 17 and he's oh so proud of. He asked if I were single, I said no, I'm engaged to which he said he was jealous that he had no-one and hopes he's invited to my wedding. Then he said how his life is so lonely etc etc, it got too creepy so I blocked him.

A few days later, I got a message from a user named Stephen Townsend and his pic was one of the actual Stephen Townsend off Google in his uniform. He said "Happy Sunday!!! How are things regarding this global COVID-19 situation in your city?" I blocked him cause the first guy was creepy and I'm not down to deal with another loser.

May 03, 2020
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Roy-Boy
by: Anonymous

Anyone played a Roy-Boy? He says he's from Australia and is a mechanical engineer. His profile picture is of an older man and woman who he says is his parents lol. But he refuses to show a picture of himself.

I wouldn't quit bugging him so he blocked me LOL. He's a sneaky one!

Ladies beware.

May 01, 2020
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James H
by: Anonymous

Whats with JamesH? I have been talking to a James Harry for a while, and positive he is a scammer. These guys need to be stopped

Apr 30, 2020
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They are dingbats
by: Anonymous

Their typos crack me up, especially with their names. "Michael" is seldom spelled correctly, and now someone who I imagine is calling himself Eric Brian spelled it Eric Brain. LOL

Once you catch on to them, they are pretty hilarious with their stupidity. Go to Lightning Round and see how many you can pick out - tons. Become your favorite movie or show character when they contact you, or answer with song lyrics - something amusing, and see how long they stick with you on WWF (give creative excuses on why you can't go to hangouts or whatsapp, or give numbers or email) so you can waste their data and time.

Apr 28, 2020
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James H
by: Anonymous

James H (James Hanson) OMG why didn't I read this page a week ago?? This isolation is making us all communicate with others that we might not normally do!

Be vigilant people!

Apr 27, 2020
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WWF
by: Anonymous

I’ve only been on wwf for a week and have heard from over 20 people with almost identical stories. For some reason they think saying they work on an old rig or they are an engineer for Exxon or Shell is what we want to hear LOL and almost everyone of them is widowed with either one son or two girls crazy huh??

I’ve tried to waste their time as much as I can because I know there are gullible women out there that they will take advantage of and it sucks. Then when I finally can’t put up with them anymore I report them as fraud. And block them.

Apr 27, 2020
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He contact me through a scrabble app
by: Anonymous

A guy contact me through a scrabble app. He claims he was a orthopedic doctor, american from San Francisco, working for the UN in Lebanon, widow with a 15 years old daughter living at boarding school in Italy. English was odd, he tried to call for me a few seconds through WhatsApp, but he accent wasn't American.

We chatted but I could see a few stupid mistakes that he was copying and pasting answers. Besides he was too grateful to God to "find" me. He thought I was looking for someone to get married?? He insisted on love and God and blah blah blah stuff.

Apr 26, 2020
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Impersonating a Military officer
by: Anonymous

Another one is Mark H. Mark Hinton. It's a picture of a man in uniform. Overplayed his hand so many times, it was comical. He lasted 4 days until asking for a gift card. I almost wanted to string him along further, but why bother. This guy actually had a linked in profile too...Fake.

Apr 26, 2020
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Idiots
by: Anonymous

I play along and when the questions come such as ‘how are you doing?’ I say rubbish like ‘awful, I’m not well’. Their response is ‘wow or good’.

Such idiots.

Apr 25, 2020
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Robert Meyer
by: T

This is the one who tried to scam me. Said he's a drilling supervisor on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico, widowed, a 10 year old boy in boarding school in Germany. Conversation rocked along normally until one day he called from Hangouts.

Wanted me to help him get a "package" containing money, gold and jewels. He couldn't get his attorney to do it he said. Also said his accounts are turned off while he's offshore. He sent me an address to a 10 million dollar mansion near Houston Tx saying he owns it. Being a skeptic, I looked it up. He doesn't own it by property records. He also said he has 2 Golden Retrievers, Billie and Daisy. He gave me the name of the boarding facility, so I checked it out too.

They've never heard of the dogs or of Robert Meyer. Long story short, this guy didn't have a German accent, no verifiable anything, then hot mad at me for looking. Only wanted me to help him get this package after professing love within 2 weeks.

Keep your spidey senses on ladies!

Apr 24, 2020
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New scam?
by: Anonymous

Old scam - on a rig

Run fast, block and delete.

Apr 24, 2020
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Marchal
by: Anonymous

Marchal something chatted for a long time, same old stuff. Finally admitted to being a Nigerian scammer. Then went right to I better do what he says because he knows where my kids live and he will kill us all. If I block him he will kill me, then went on to say how "freaking whites" brought about the corona virus and on and on.

I ignored him for awhile as he kept on spouting garbage. Then he said I better start talking because he was going to start counting and I do NOT want to make him mad. Has anyone else encountered this piece of work?! If you do, block him right away. Profile picture of a white guy with a young girl.

Apr 24, 2020
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Crypto Scam
by: Anonymous

Someone asked that they'd been asked to buy crypto currency How's it work? OK they send you money which hasn't cleared into your account and they have tricked you into a fake bank transfer. You are actually spending your own money. Also yes could be money laundering

Apr 24, 2020
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New Scam?
by: Anonymous

Had some experience of a previous scammer - who eventually owned up to who really was, Nigerian poor etc - sent real photo and asked to be my ‘pet friend’. No no no.

But have been playing and chatting with another guy for quite a few months, very normal conversation, can’t find on reverse image, has what looks like realistic Instagram account etc.
But now wants me to open a crypto account for him as can’t access from rig, (yep on a rig!) and can then make deposit of his money.

I can’t get my head round this - so if anyone knows what the scam is please let me know. None of my money being used etc.?

Not sure if it’s money laundering scam or what

Apr 24, 2020
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Hangouts.
by: Anonymous

Why would you even want to do that with them they are scammers plain and simple and they scam women for money. I had two at the same time with the exact same picture. I asked them which one are you and they both disappeared lol

Apr 24, 2020
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Hangouts
by: Anonymous

On Hangouts you can share photos. Which they will want of you to reuse as a profile pic. If you send them nudes they will ask your face to show. All future planning for blackmailing. They will ask to video chat and call all for the lure of building your relationship.

Apr 24, 2020
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HANGOUTS
by: Jan

Someone told me the scammers like Hangouts as it's cheaper for them and not as secure as other sites. Not sure how true that is. They also ask for your WhatsApp details. I've never given them either.

RESIST AND DESIST!!!

Apr 24, 2020
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Hangouts
by: Anonymous

What’s the deal with them wanting you on Hangouts?

Apr 20, 2020
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Scammer Playbook
by: Anonymous

Scammers hit dating websites or social media groups targeting widowers or divorcees. And they use profiles often stolen from someone in the military, which serves as the cover of why they can’t meet their victim in person.

They look for someone (a man) who is attractive, just type #Marines, looking at photos of Marines. Go through their profile and see all the photos of them, getting complete details."

They then cast a wide net sometimes communicating with hundreds of people at a time.

Social Catfish also got hold of an actual script the scammers share with one another, on what to say to reel in victims.

It’s everything from how to flirt: "I like you a lot and I don't even know you yet. I just have an idea."

To winning them over by appearing sensitive: "I do not go out often that much ever since I lost my late wife. The few times that I go out, must be with my kids."

Once they're on the hook, comes the money grab, where they tell the victim, "I can't leave the country. The Government just held me. I need some money, and when I'm back, I'm going to pay you back."

And boy are they good. 21,000 people were conned last year.

"We go into this believing these people are real people. True, honest people, they have zero remorse about what they're doing.

Some make hundreds of thousands of dollars at this con, which makes them millionaires in their country.

The person who is scamming you is not the ones who gets the money or anything else. That goes to the higher ups.

Apr 19, 2020
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Orthopaedic surgeon
by: Jan

Here's how to block, for the lady who asked. Go into your profile settings, scroll down to Manage Block List. Then Find User, and you should be able to find their user name and then you can block.

Sometimes I found I cant find the user name so it isn't foolproof and in any event these losers change their names with monotonous regularity. A telling sign is how low their scores are and how long they've been playing. But that isn't 100% the case I'm afraid, some of them do play a good game and also a long one in that they bide their time before they ask for more personal details etc etc.

The thing to remember is DON'T TRUST THEM!!! If they sound too good to be true, they are!!

Apr 19, 2020
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Another alleged orthopedic surgeon
by: Anonymous

Uses name David M. Says he is Hispanic from San Francisco, CA working for the UN on contract as an orthopedic surgeon. I told him he and the other 40 orthos working for the UN should get together and play the actual scrabble board game.

Then he went off on me in broken English. When he first messaged, he said, ‘I hope you are ready to lose this one 😂’. I told him I was not worried because his stats showed he is a low scoring opponent and he never completes games.

His parting comment was asking why I play and chat with 40 men to get ‘lay’. He did not block me. He just resigned the game.

How do I block him?

Apr 19, 2020
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Image search
by: Anonymous

To do a reverse image search you should download an app on your phone. Screen shot the photo of the person and search it. Make sure you use an image search app that does all platforms like google, bing and Yandex. I have always had great success with a reverse image search with Yandex.

Apr 18, 2020
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Winifred
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Winifred who is with the United Nations in Afghanistan. Looking for money to help get her son medical treatment

Apr 18, 2020
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Image search
by: Anonymous

How do you do a image search? Can someone please explain

Apr 18, 2020
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Lisa J / Di3598709@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Has the name Lisa J & a profile pic of red roses, but introduces himself as Dan, who is using his secretaries account, no, wait his account, no, wait a friends account, no, wait....you get the picture.
Not half as clever as he would like to think he is.

Apr 18, 2020
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M. O 1
by: Anonymous

This guy could be going under any other name but he seems to keep using the same pic. A good looking guy around 60, arm out his car and smiling. He is a long term scammer and eventually asks for money due to a machine breakdown. I saw that mentioned by someone else on this site.

The problem with reporting them is the site does not appear to deal with long term scammers. They want the day the offence happened, what game, time of day etc. Long time scammers do not work like that and there is lots of evidence on here of that happening.

He wanted me to get money to help him. When I said I could not or would not then he got rude. I said I knew he was a scammer which he then tried to make into a trust issue on my part.

Whoever he is, stay away from the guy hanging out his driver window.

Apr 17, 2020
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Sunny Michael and Steve Bruce
by: Anonymous

Right pair. Both pestered me until I went to hangouts and they told me how beautiful I was and tried to get money. Sunny Michael pretended his wife died in a car crash and said he worked on an oil rig in the gulf. He then asked me to lend him 15 thousand dollars.

Steve Bruce claimed to be a general working in the US army keeping the peace in Syria then spun a story about having 2 million dollars in diamonds but needed money to release them.

I have really learned my lesson. Ladies be careful they are all lies. I will never accept a game again from someone I don’t know.

Apr 15, 2020
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Scammers on words
by: Anonymous

hendersonwilliam200@gmail.com
davidfredico797@gmail.com

Eric Raymond - did an image search and was found also as Sullivan Troxell and Robin Boockfor

Chris Hassett - did an image search and was found as Danny Clint, Jeffery Cutiss W

Do not trust these people under any circumstances. Thank god for everyone speaking up and sharing images on the internet. You are saving women here

Apr 15, 2020
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Adam E
by: Anonymous

Just an FYI, scammers chatting with married women collect data on the married woman’s family so they can eventually blackmail the woman. It starts out as just friends, but they will try to get you to go to another site to chat.

They then turn it into a sexual content, wanting naked photos, sexual content messages, & then they threaten to release everything to your husband.

Please just be very careful.

Apr 14, 2020
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Adam E.
by: Anonymous

He sometimes goes by the name Adam Elhorn or Adam Johnson. His photo looks like it was taken in the 90s. He’s wearing a cap and has a goatee. He says he’s from Sweden and now lives in Texas. He claims to have a 14-year-old son named Adrian. He said that he lost his wife years ago and then a week later said that his wife left him for his best friend. It could mean the same thing or he could’ve changed his story.

He’s very good at words. Both in the game and in text conversation. He gave me compliments and asked a lot of questions about my family. I told him that I was happily married and he just kept saying that he could use a friend. At one point he asked if we could be best friends. I assumed that he was lonely and just needed someone to talk to.

On several occasions he called me babe and I reminded him that we were just friends. He said he hadn’t worked in four years and got excited that he had a contract in the Middle East coming up. He asked if I would get a Google account and sign up for WhatsApp so that we could talk when he was away.

I told him that I wasn’t comfortable with that and we continue to talk to him while we played words and could continue talking when he came back from his job. Something was off about him. He didn’t understand why I wouldn’t chat with him outside of words.

He never asked for money or favors. He only asked for friendship. I didn’t realize that I was talking to a scammer until I started a search on my own and realized that he was cat fishing me. I believe after reading so much online that he is a Nigerian scammer.

He was very interested in me and asked a lot of questions about where I worked, where my husband worked, what my hobbies are, how many children I have etc. He wanted to talk to me on the phone before he flew on his private jet. He told me that I didn’t care about him when I declined.

He wanted my email as well to write but again, I already knew that I wasn’t talking to the man in the picture. The chatting only lasted a few weeks. My husband and my kids knew all about my lonely friend. I miss the thought of talking to Adam Johnson but hate the idea that a stranger was using me while pretending to be somebody else.

He was the kind of man that a woman could fall in love with. He texted first thing in the morning, checked in during the day and made sure he said goodnight before going to bed. I’m already in love with my husband and my family so for me it was innocent chat. I’m afraid that he will scam other innocent, kind women that are enjoying his attention.

Ladies beware.

Apr 14, 2020
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So many
by: Anonymous

I started getting overwhelmed with scammers in the summer. By November I had so many I changed my profile from my Facebook account to my gmail and have had none! I met a nice guy who has been my go to guy since December. We are both married but enjoy each others company both on words and hangouts.

I believe the scammers tell each other who we are especially if they couldn't get $ from us. Saves them all a little time I guess.

Apr 14, 2020
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Play Along!
by: Anonymous

Ladies - there are TONS of scammers on this game, and there really is no use throwing names out there, because they just delete and change constantly. Once I finally caught on after a couple, they became crazy easy to spot, just by photo - relatively decent looking middle aged men (though sometimes they choose not so good looking ones lol) usually posed alone or sometimes with children.

I've noticed that they often find you through the Lightening Round game, if you play that. I love playing it and picking them out! Their profiles always say they joined recently within the past year or so. When they contact me, I love to string them along, which is easy because they don't know a thing about U.S. pop culture.

I've been Scarlett O'Hara, Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, and others. Recently I've been answering their questions with song lyrics! And of course I never give them any info, but I'm never rude to them (after all, I don't want to be the one kicked off the game!)

After a while, they realize it's fruitless and they'll completely disappear. So my point is, there will always be scammers on there, so you might as well have some fun of your own and waste their time! Try it - pretty satisfying.

Apr 14, 2020
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Tiffany F
by: Anonymous

Claims to be from Florida but currently fighting in Afghanistan. Obviously WWF is easily accessible from the hills around Kabul.

Asks a few meaningless questions then straight into hangout request. Blocked immediately but telltale signs of scammer!

Apr 14, 2020
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Reply regarding Louise Hernadez
by: Anonymous

Thank you all for your comments! I will be deleting him! I will keep you posted.

Apr 14, 2020
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Fake Roger Whiteman
by: Anonymous

Just beware of someone calling himself Roger Whiteman (62). Contract engineer on an oil rig, 200km off a Vancouver. Claiming to be Italian/US, US citizen from SAN Fran. Widower with 20 year old daughter.

Caught on when my family noticed a doctored photo. English not very good. I had fallen, hook, line and sinker. He didn’t (not yet anyway), ask for money. Said he was retiring after his present contract finished in three weeks. After the CV lockdown, he was going to visit me in Australia.
I woke up and deleted Hangouts.

Just in time I think. Very romantic chatter, but just the same as everything else I’ve read. How these creeps could treat a 70 year old widow, is beyond me.

NEVER AGAIN.

Apr 13, 2020
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Louise Hernandes
by: By WK

SCAMMER

SAY GOODBYE.

BLOCK HIM EVERYWHERE.

MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE.

EVERY RED FLAG IS THERE.

🚩 On a rig

🚩 Wants gift cards

🚩 Machinery broke down

DO NOT CLICK ON THEIR LINKS - NEVER.
THEY GET INTO YOUR PHONE/COMPUTER.

GOOD LUCK.

🚩 Camera does not work/can’t take photos.

Apr 13, 2020
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Louise H
by: Map

HE IS A SCAMMER. SPRINT NOT RUN OR WALK AWAY FROM HIM. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. YOU HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE.

You know in your heart he is. The photo is proof enough and you have done a lot of good detective work. If you are looking for validation I am giving it to you. You were smart to trust your instincts. Smart to do all the digging you did, now be smarter still and delete every way he has to get a hold of you.

Do it today. Please. Please post back on here so we know you are okay.

Apr 13, 2020
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Louise Hernadez
by: Anonymous

I can tell you with !00% certainty he is a scammer! Please ladies anyone you meet on WWF that wants you to go to hangouts , professed their love for you are scammers. I get 5 or more a day. They start usually within the first couple of moves. I tell them because of the virus i cant download anything. Then they nag nag nag and then say give me your phone number so i give them a phone number of another scammer. I figure they can talk scammer to scammer. I have reported 100’s of them and very few ever get their accounts closed.

Apr 13, 2020
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Louise Hernadez -
by: Anonymous

Omg run lady. You have a top notch scammer there. Block and run.

Apr 13, 2020
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Louise Hernandez
by: Jan

To the lady who has been sadly sucked in by this bloke who is obviously a scammer. Well done to keep checking him out - what worries me is that you've kept going with him. I know you want to believe in his 'live' for you - after all it makes you feel good.

Rest assured this feeling is momentary. He wants to get money out of you, plain and simple. Eventually if you dont he will no doubt get angry and try to make you feel guilty. Do yourself a big - no HUGE - favour and get out now.

I can't stress this enough some of these scammers are very clever - but you have already caught him out which proves you are more intelligent than he is!!!!

Btw is his name a spelling mistake on your part or is that how he spells it? Louise with an e on the end is a girls name - I would expect a Spanish version to be Luis. (there is a famous footballer of this name!)

Please please get out of this so-called 'relationship '. It is toxic.

All of the scammers seem to like getting you on Hangouts. Someone told me it's because security is not good on this.

Block this guy - take him out of your life. Sorry but the truth hurts. He's a typical scamming LIAR!!!

Apr 13, 2020
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Louise Hernadez - please help about him
by: Anonymous

I met a man on Words with Friends and we immediately liked each other. We switched to texting and he even called me. His name is Louise Hernadez. I was going through a divorce and was receiving a settlement to leave my house. I felt comfortable enough to tell Louise this. First flag: he was turning 56 on Jan 1, 2020 and he had 5 year old twins. A boy and girl. He sent me pics and I asked how tall he was. He said 5’8" but the man in the pic was clearly taller. But ok moving on. He said he was going on an interview for two weeks in Texas for a contact, which he was won.

$3million from KCA Deutag. He left for the rig the next day. That was in January. He sent me a small gift (no message or gift receipt) for Valentine’s Day. He even had his "sister" email me a video of herself. She even said in the email that her brother has never been happier and that he loves me and that he instructed her to get me a car! She even provided me with a "tracking number" (never received the car).

I had tried to contact the shipper and got an error message. It was supposedly insured and when I contacted the insurance company they never had a policy for that car. Fast forward to today. Never heard from the sister again after trying to reach out to her. Louise, meanwhile creates an Instagram account so we can message. I was still at home and it was not good to text. He always said I should get Google Hangouts.

I couldn’t at the time so he messaged on Instagram. He then said that a part on the rig broke and because he owns the contract, he had to fix it but didn’t have the access to funds.

Another flag. I did some digging and checked his pics on Socialcatfish.com. Turns out he stole the pics from a wealthy businessman based out of LV with, you guessed it, twins. I confronted Louise and he apologized and said he hasn’t been able to take pics because of security on the rig. I told him to use a bathroom to take a selfie. He says he couldn’t! Then he says he’s been on the rig since day one.

I have since moved into an apartment and have downloaded Google Hangouts. He had called me several times from there. He has a very thick Spanish accent (his father is from Spain and his mother was American). He supposedly lives in NY, had given me his SSN and screenshots of his bank account. The address he gave me in NY is a legit one but not sure it’s his. Lastly, even tonight, we spoke on the phone via Hangouts. He has professed his love over and over and even sent me songs. He had said in the past that no matter what happens he will always love me.

Recently he asked for a $300 gift card to help him download important encrypted documents from KCA Deutag. I emailed KCA Deutag and inquired if they had heard of this person and they said no. He is stuck on the rig but hopes to see me soon to start a new life.

By the way he initially asked me to start an account using a link he sent me so he can have the payment sent to me to hold. I said I can go on their website to do it and I don’t need the link. He was insistent so I put all fake info on it and pretended it didn’t go through. He kept asking but finally gave up.

He is now persistent in his quest for a card. All this while he is telling me how much he loves me. I told him that I’m leery of scams and that I don’t think it’s a good idea. He told me to ignore all the fake news and that he would never ever scam me. He didn’t want me to cry because it would make him sad.

Over and over he has told me he loves me and cannot wait to take care of me. One other fact, the phone number we initially texted on is registered to someone in North Carolina. He dismissed it.

Every fiber of my being says he is a scammer but it’s been hard for me to process. Any help is greatly appreciated. Like I said, even tonight Louise professed his undying love for me. I’ve also kept this to myself because I didn’t want anything to come to light with my kids and my ex.

Anyway, please help.

Apr 13, 2020
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Piece of scum
by: Jan

Have had so many of these scummy scammers I'm done. Changed my profile picture to a sign that says "no scam zone". They're so thick one even asked what it meant. Reported about 5 in the past day or so - one in particular became very abusive when I called him out - said I needed to be in a "sycitric hospital"!

But then nastily said I must have coronavirus and he was going to tell "the Federal " about me. What a piece of sh*t! I think this was Colinolsen316 or maybe EricJohn5. There were so many. One even admitted he was a Nigerian scammer and all he ever wanted to show me was live every day. But "can we still be friends?" after I told him his fortune.

Makes you want to vomit.

Apr 12, 2020
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Morris S
by: Anonymous

Morris S is a scammer. He’s a widower of course and is insisting I meet him on Google hangouts. I am reporting him immediately. Caught him in a few lies. Said he was so lonely with one son as his only family member.

Later, he mentioned a daughter. His English and grammar are atrocious. Said he was in South Carolina, then later mentioned his favorite team is in the United Kingdom. Don’t be fooled by this scammer.

Apr 12, 2020
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Scammers on word wars
by: Anonymous

In word wars there is a bunch of scammers and they all have a similar script. One named Julio with a fake picture actually admitted he scams after I called him out on it. They are very slick and try being chatty.

Apr 12, 2020
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Martinhank60
by: Jan

To the lady who says this piece of scum has ruined her marriage - I'm going to see if I can find him. I've been playing a few of these pieces of sh1t lately- pretending I'm divorced, retired used to work for the international fraud squad, the minute they ask for your email address or to go on hangouts, and if you decline saying you only give out your personal details to friends - if they say but I am your friend you KNOW they're (Probably) Nigerian scammers.

Tell them you know but not to worry you've out a trace on their phone lines POOF they disappear.

Apr 12, 2020
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Johnwilliams9793@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

Hello. Has anyone played with Johnwilliams9793@gmail.com or know anything about him?

Thanks

Apr 12, 2020
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He has ruined my marriage
by: Anonymous

His name he goes by martinhank60@gmail.com. He says the same things" hello beautiful. My dear you look beautiful today. And really takes his time. He also sends Fake pictures and says he's in the military on top secret missions. He also has a nanny for his daughter and is a widow.

This guy needs to be stopped. Look him up on words with friends

Apr 11, 2020
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George Robson
by: Jan

Anyone been playing this guy? Still not 100% sure he's a scammer, if he is he's pretty good. Been playing a while and plays a good game. For an American engineer working in Greece (supposedly) his conversation is neither witty or interesting.

Even called him a scammer and he hung on in there. Called it a day when he said he was interested in me and when I said I wasnt he suggested videos and meeting up.

Bye George! Interesting though as went into settings to report and his name has disappeared! Does that mean he's blocked me? (Am I bovvered?!) Did a reverse image and nothing came up.

Apr 11, 2020
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Scott Arnall....US Military
by: Anonymous

I'm currently playing Scott Arnall and being asked for an Itunes gift card! He's in the Military and yesterday headed to New York to help with the Coronavirus.

Attractive guy and very convincing!!!

Apr 10, 2020
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Creepy poster “Wilcox” asking for details
by: Anonymous

Watch out for "Wilcox", he kept pressing for private details and then he asked for my mobile phone number so we could text. I wrote "hah! No chance" and he instantly deleted all messages and account. Creepy guy.

Apr 10, 2020
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Script
by: Anonymous

Why do all the scammers use exactly the same script?

Hello beautiful
How are things?
Are you married?
Etc

Apr 10, 2020
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Garry Young
by: Anonymous

Don’t play with anyone called Garry Young who is not a real person just the usual scammer

Apr 10, 2020
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It’s not about a giggle
by: By W.

Say when you are messing with them and that they are leaving others alone. WRONG. They mess with many at the same time. They tell you their internet runs slow. DO NOT BELIEVE THAT!!! They are flying off text messages to other women. You think they have no time for other women - you have been suckered, not them. They can even say the same things to different women at the same exact times.

I messed with a lot of scammers before I realized all this. I beg all women that want these scammers to leave WWF for good to Report them every time you see one, spread the word about scammers on WWF and it will stop these men from scamming other women.

How do I know this much about scammers’s ways. I have done real video with 2 want to be scammers. 2 scammers that have both pursued me after I called them out. We talked face to face online as a condition of unblocking them. Neither was 61 or 62.

One was 36 and the other was 25. Both were Nigerian. They are taught that white USA women hate black men so they have no remorse. Finding out I wasn’t prejudiced was a shocker to both. The 25 yr old and I talk about the coronavirus and he tells me he wants me happy with a man I started seeing in "real life" since January.

I lost 4 months of my life being wrapped up with a scammer in the beginning of 2020 and 3 months in 2019 meeting other scammers I believed. I only lost a total of $600 which is extremely low. I wised up.

Wishing everyone a Scammer-Free life. Bless you all. Together we can make a difference.

Apr 10, 2020
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It’s not about a giggle
by: ...M....

The last post mentioned how you shouldn’t play along with these scam artists. My messing with them is simply just desserts. I will waste their time if inclined. While toying with me they are not looking for the lonely souls who may get scammed.

Apr 10, 2020
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John F Campbell
by: Anonymous

Said he was a retired 4 star General. I told him that anyone could use a stock photo and copy a wiki bio. I told him that I didn’t believe he was John Campbell. He kept asking for my phone number to "straighten it out".

I told him that I would never give my # out to a stranger. He must have realized that I knew he was a scammer, and he quit the game.

Apr 09, 2020
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Rick M [martenrick]
by: Anonymous

Another scammer. Reported and blocked immediately. Just a warning for those who still engage with these conmen. Yes it's sad and life might be bad for them but they are still CONMEN/Women. If you play along they get better at their crime and whilst it might be a giggle for some; vulnerable, lonely people get sucked in.

I wish it was possible to say 'great word' or 'brilliant game' but they've ruined that for everyone.

Apr 08, 2020
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VOIP
by: Jan

Hi there, bit useless on the technical side, could someone tell me how to check whether the new opponents phone is on this non fixed VOIP line?

Thanks

Apr 08, 2020
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Started to mess with them
by: Meaty

Because I get so many of these scammers claiming to be beautiful women who fall in love with me immediately, I started to mess with them back and find it hilarious. Currently I’m chatting with a "Kimberly" a single mom whose child is in boarding school.

I told "her" I’m using my uncles phone and just arrived in the states from Estonia. I told her my uncle owns a yogurt and pants factory, I told her I lost my legs in a yogurt accident in Estonia. Of course she already loves me. She totally doesn’t care that I have no legs! What a woman 😂😂😂

I’ll block "her" eventually but this sure is a good time waster.

Apr 08, 2020
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Nice guy from :Sweden lol
by: EIRIK Godam

Watch for this name, he says he is in Miami and came there 4 years ago, widowed and communications engineer - btw why are they all engineers ? 😂

He comes up as caring and if it was not for the NON FIXED VOIP LINE I could have believed he was for real.

Eirik doesn’t exist so has anyone played with him ?

Apr 07, 2020
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Phillcampbell
by: Anonymous

Says his name is Phill Campbell, but is using the profile image of US general John F Campbell. Chatting with poor grammar and usual widower story. When I called him on his profile he became angry, insisted he really is the General, then quit the game.

Apr 07, 2020
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Remember to post their usernames, not just their names
by: Anonymous

Just a reminder: Click on the scammer's profile and post their username found under the name they play under. Like someone might be playing as the name Robert David, and their username will be something like robertdavid39407.

Posting the username will make it easier to identify them.

Apr 06, 2020
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Thomas Roy
by: Anonymous

This guy is a very good player and comes across as very smart. Claims to be an engineer in Northern California and smart about investing. First tried to get you to get involved in forex trading. I told him my husband does all our investing.

He gave up on that and then told me he had a friend with cancer who needed some financial help. At this point I blocked him.

Beware, he’s a charmer!

Apr 06, 2020
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Scammers
by: Talia

If you decide to speak with someone on WWF and you start texting the person, look up to see it it’s a fixed VoIP or if it a non fixed VoIP. The difference is that with the non fixed phone line they don’t need an address and could have a local number and living Overseas.

A lot of scammers use non fixed VoIP lines because they are very difficult to trace .

Let’s have fun and be safe lol 😂

Apr 06, 2020
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You can report.
by: Map

Hey Jan, You can report them. Even if they block you. Go to your settings. Then block unblock option. In the upper right corner there is a drop down menu, click on report. Then you will see all your players. Even those who have blocked you.

This next step is seemingly important. You must change the time to your local time. Photo impersonation and chat fraud seem to be the best chances of getting them removed. I rinse wash and repeat several times. A post from 1-2 weeks ago said if you can report them from their profile page, upper right icon, and not from the chat page you have a better chance.

Again, changing the time to your time seems to be important. Worth a shot. I average about 10% gone.

Apr 05, 2020
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How to get rid of them and have fun doing it
by: Jan

So I decided to turn back to my own photo from the caricature which I'd put on there. Within minutes another American working in Istanbul starts hitting on me. I get in first "where are you from?". Funnily enough I then say I live in the next town and what's your favourite restaurant? He comes out with Chinese. "So what's your favourite food?

He got a bit stroppy then replied chicken and chips. "Are you married with kids" I told him I was gay and my wife and I had adopted. "Enjoy your gay life" he says and disappears! Well at least I wasted a bit of his time. Only downside is you then can't report.

Apr 04, 2020
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Oil well Texas scammers lighting round
by: Anonymous

Mine are all finding me from me playing the lighting rounds. I started noticing pics then within seconds they are sending me a game. Beware they are using the oil rig from Texas, windows, grandfathers, change their glasses, hats, background so beware.

Apr 04, 2020
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Red flags
by: Anonymous

Gosh there are so many handsome men, some of whom are in uniform, who play wwf! Hello, beautiful and how is the weather over there are typical. Before I got smart and did not reply or just declined the game, a fellow was a little too friendly and I commented, "You are barking up the wrong tree."

He replied, "why bark on wrong tree?" Hmmm no sense of idioms. I have realized that these scammers play the lightning rounds where each team member’s icon is included and I need to change my pic to one of my dog with the underbite:)

Along with models’ photos surrounded with exotic landscapes, they usually have a name of two first names like David James or Thomas Andrew etc.

The bad guys always try to ruin our fun!

Apr 04, 2020
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Martinsbarney07
by: Anonymous

Scammer scammer scammer. All the tell tale signs. Oil Rig worker. Tying up his business. Widower. Has to care for his grandchildren. Doesn't call the person they are scamming by name. It's all honey pet etc.

Managed to scam a relative. Started on words with friends gains their trust, then Google hangouts. She bought iTunes cards for him so he could ring his grandchildren from the oil rig!! It's so obvious to us but these people prey on the vulnerable and are Scum of the earth!!!! Picture of a nice man on profile obviously not him.

Just managed to stop this escalating to the next stage thank goodness. Reported but no doubt will just make a new profile

martinsbarney SCAMMER

Do not talk to this person. He is Nigerian and after your money.

Preying on the vulnerable

Sickening

Apr 03, 2020
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Edward M. Playing scrabble
by: Anonymous

I feel bad for those that get scammed and must be so vulnerable because these jerks aren’t subtle nor do they waste time. This one is using the profile pic of Grant Cardone.

Without me asking he told me he’s from Italy, now living in the USA but is working out of the country as a petroleum engineer. He lost wife and children in a car accident and is raising his granddaughter.

Now he is ready to ‘give out all the love I have within me’ I am a man of my words, a Christian man’ Ugh!

This is what I get for being polite and replying hello back. Be careful out there ladies, NO ONE should be asking you to send them ANYTHING!

Apr 02, 2020
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charlotteisla
by: Anonymous

There is a girl named 'charlotteisla' she will ask to play you then start talking saying shes from Australia and ask to add you to hangouts then starts talking and then asks you to send her a amazon gift card and when you refuse she gets all mad. obviously a guy pretending to be a girl

So if this person asks to play you just click the reject button

Apr 02, 2020
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Annabelle H.
by: Anonymous

I got one who was asking me about bitcoin trading. You can usually tell if it's a scam. I'd say they recently played the game. They want to text this time but haven't talked about hangouts. Bitcoin trading may be the new scam they're trying to pull off. I'm a male, so the profile pic is usually a very attractive woman.

Watch out! Bitcoin trading may be the new scam.

Apr 01, 2020
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David Anderson
by: Anonymous

I saw A David Anderson on Scamdigger.com but not sure its the same guy. But their names and photos are fake. Dont chat with him.

Apr 01, 2020
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David E Anderson
by: Anonymous

Scammer.

Do not talk with him.

Delete him.

The person is Nigerian.

He will be wanting money!!!


Apr 01, 2020
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David E Anderson
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of him.? Engineer, works on oil rig. Widow one daughter 17 years of age. Say he is American

Apr 01, 2020
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Heartless scammers
by: Map

It is much more helpful to post their user name than the game name. I play a friend named Christian B that is what I see across the game, his profile is badfish****, that is the name to report or watch out for.

Apr 01, 2020
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Heartless scammers
by: Anonymous

There are so many out there it is such a shame so
add these to your watch list

William McCoy
Mark Donald
Mark Anderson
Thomas John
Lucas Anderson
Jon Salvador

Mar 31, 2020
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Favor
by: Map

Hi, I played Chrishills99999 down to the last two tiles. Rebuffing the hangouts, WhatsApp email phone number attempts and the loser blocked me with two to go and would have been my highest game. If you are blocking scammers please block him for photo impersonation. He told one of a dating site.

To help each other out in blocking we have to post user name not the game name. Lastly I have had almost none challenge me in the past week. Only 3 total. Usually I would have 3 a day. Anyone else see a drop off?

Mar 31, 2020
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Bitcoin Request
by: Anonymous

Has any one received requests for help to buy bitcoins?

Claims to be on an oil rig and not allowed to have credit cards with him. He needs to send his son bit coins so his son doesn't have to go out.

I suggested he use his bank to transfer money.

Crazy that these people think that one wouldn't see it as a scam.

And, this is someone who has been chatting neutrally for ages. I guess they wait for their moment to pounce.

Mar 28, 2020
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Ethan Noah
by: Anonymous

Guy named Ethan Noah started chatting with me and said he was a widower with a 14-year old daughter and his wife died of cancer. Did a reverse search and saw his profile picture was of a German singer named Thomas Anders. He claimed that it was a picture of him.

Mar 27, 2020
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Adam brooke 220
by: Anonymous

Claims to be a ship captain of a cargo ship heading to Australia from Mexico. Asked him the name of the ship but he never answered. Keep asking for email etc. Then when I said a captain doesn't drive a ship he replied if I know so much he is willing to learn. Told him a ship is driven by a helmsman. With that I asked him who he really was and he replied I was a scammer and he didnt have to talk to a scammer.

I tried to report him to WWF however it doesn't seem to work half the time. He then disappeared.

Mar 26, 2020
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Ryzska Heinrich
by: Anonymous

I actually started a game with HIM, because he was my "match of the day". He quickly wanted to chat. Asked me for my number so we could chat outside the game. I told him I don’t chat with anyone outside the game, because I know there are too many scammers out there.

Within a minute, he completely disappeared!

Mar 26, 2020
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Change your photo!
by: Jan

I dumped all of the oil riggers/Caterpillar part suppliers/army personnel - all of them with their banal questions. They all have the personality of a flea and aren't even worth 'playing with'! Since I changed my profile photo to a caricature of a witch, nobody has bothered me since!!!

Mar 24, 2020
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David Miles
by: Anonymous

I can't understand how you fell for this. I am sorry it happened to you. Never ever send money to someone you have never actually met. You can be sure those accounts were his agents here and after their cut he got the rest. Notify your local police with all the information you have. Good luck.

Mar 24, 2020
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davidmile1234@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

I had a 6-month relationship with a David Miles, who claimed to: work on an offshore oil rig, be a widower and a single dad of two children (Tessa and Patrick). We talked on Hangouts, and he talked to my children and told them to call him "Dad", and he also talked to my father and sister.

I truly believed he was real because I never heard of a scammer talking to other family members. Anyway, I paid his "nanny" for him, paid the "helicopter pilot", and paid the "shipping company" multiple times.

He also used the email: davidpatrick0807177@gmail.com

I am a very trusting person, and I was cheated out of more than $60,000. My credit is now ruined, and my bank account is empty. I still have all the bank accounts and names of the people he asked me to send money to for him. All of the banks are within the United States. I am looking for a place to post everything.

Any recommendations?

Mar 24, 2020
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Watch Out For C MARTINEZ
by: Anonymous

He’s not here to play scrabble. I’ve noticed a huge increase the last 2 weeks of new male players with pictures that just don’t look authentic at all. I usually mute the conversation right away and don’t bother even saying hi and within a day the game and their profile is mysteriously gone. I decided to at least say hello back outta curiosity to confirm my suspicions & voila he spoke poor English but said he’s from Detroit MI USA and wanted my email to chat on hangouts.

Resigned the game & blocked him immediately!!

Mar 24, 2020
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How to Report to Zynga
by: Anonymous

Click on the area to REPORT the person within the person’s profile. Not the conversation area.

Change the day to TODAY
Change the time to your correct time

Click on PHOTO IMPERSONATION

Click on REPORT multiple times. Around 4 times.

I have had response happen immediately or within seconds.

STOP THE SCAMMERS!!!

Mar 24, 2020
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Stop whining
by: Anonymous

Ladies you will never stop this scamming! Accept that and move on. If it bothers you that much, stop playing or stop chatting. You get to choose whether you interact with them, so stop complaining about it and take control. If it bothers you that much, ignore them!

Mar 24, 2020
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Michael Douglas ###
by: Anonymous

This one is such a mixed up scammer. He pointed out it was 2am where he supposedly was and he played through the night apparently. Cut and pasted answers to the usual BS questions. Turns put to be a gay, divorced, widowed, one child, religious convert. So mixed up can't even get the scam story straight 😁😁😁

I do get bored fast and really wonder how anyone can believe the BS!!! Smells like a duck..quacks like a duck.. Walks like a duck.. The guy is a duck.

Block, report and stop chats straight away!!!

Mar 24, 2020
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Doctorfrankwilliam2@gmail.com
by: Anonymous

He stated he is a doctor in Russia from Canada contracted by the UN. He is a widower and has a 15 year old son. Wanted to go to hangouts. His English is poor, doesn’t know the time difference, already professes his love after a day. Said he wants a mother for his son. Same story as all the rest.

Mar 23, 2020
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No scammers
by: Map

For the first time in three years I have no scammers in my play list. Are they social distancing in Nigeria?

Mar 23, 2020
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Mute
by: Anonymous

If everyone would mute the conversations they may go away. Why do you chat with people you dont know? That is just crazy now days

Mar 23, 2020
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Rebuttal 2
by: Map

You are very lucky then because I spend 15-20 minutes a day repeatedly reporting and my sister Checks for me and they are all still active. Some going back a year.

Would be great if you would block Stevemullet441, colemarco1989 and byrantaaron777

I have only once had a player kicked off because of porn he sent me and I screen shot it on his profile and my week long attempts to report and I emailed it to them.

Mar 23, 2020
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Reporting
by: Anonymous

I have reported hundreds and they are still on there. The only ones deleted are the ones that ask for money

Mar 23, 2020
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Scammers
by: Anonymous

I always play along. It is a game after all. Obviously I don’t give out any personal information or go on hangouts etc. I normally get bored at the end of the game and block them.

Mar 23, 2020
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Revuttal
by: Anonymous

Zynga DOES REMOVE them quickly.

Change the day and time to match where you are.
TODAY and set the time correctly.

Use "Photo Impersonation".

Every person I reported was taken down within one minute.

They will get a few women to go to Hangouts. Then their job is to pull each woman into their clutches. They romance each one using mind games and lies. Why give them that chance?

We need to protect each other and stop the scammers in their tracks.

Mar 23, 2020
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BIG SCAMMER
by: Anonymous

Jerry M. Is a scammer that I originally met on POF. Look closely at his picture, DO NOT let this man, under any name on Words with Friends. He asked me to play WWF2, and after playing for 5 minutes, he resigned. He remembered me from POF. On POF he had several names, but, like I said, he is definitely a scammer. He is very sneaky, so don't let him fool any women.. BTW, he didn't fool me

Mar 23, 2020
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WWF.... Do something!!!
by: GMmm

Hi all. I’ve played WWF since 2012. For the last 3 years I’ve been dealing with scammers. I play them along, use Tineye, reverse image sites, Yandex etc to identify the real owner of their photos. I then report every single one to WWF. I estimate I have played with over 4000 players! I’ve reported over 90% of them. I do my homework before reporting them.

WWF do nothing or very little to solve the problem of scammers on their app. I’ve found out that the scam is centred in Warri Delta State Nigeria. They are ALL from there. There is a network of them. How do I know this? Because many I chat to think that by confessing and telling me the truth, I may still send them money because of their sob story. NEVER!! I have never been scammed.

My problem is that WWF don’t actually care what is happening in their app! This is a copy of the latest message I sent to WWF on their ‘contact us’ facility in the app. Let’s see what their reaction is this time 🤷‍♀️ As you can probably guess, I have sent dozens of this type of message to WWF in the past.

Please ladies let’s bombard them with reports and messages. How long before they start protecting? Not everyone is as savvy as me.

Good morning. I’ve got a question for you. Why have you stopped investigating scammers? I’ve sent you dozens of reports about Nigerian scammers in the last fortnight which have been ignored. I have not only identified the guys for you, I have reversed images their photos and found the names in most cases of the guy who owns the photo they have stolen. I have proved in most cases that their life stories are fake, that they are not American but Nigerian from Warri Delta State. I have reported them to you for ‘chat impersonation’, ‘chat fraud’ and ‘photo impersonation’. When reporting these scammers I have given you an exact time in our conversation when they have lied or tried to con me. Each time I report a new scammer- which several times a day- I check the drop down list of players..... you are not taking my reports seriously or you aren’t even checking my reports.... which is it? You have told me on at least a dozen occasions that you can’t share with me what you do... that’s fine, I get it! But when I look at the drop down list of my players I can see that you have not deleted any of these blatantly obvious scammers! None of them in the last couple of weeks. They are all still playing and no doubt succeeding in scamming some poor woman on here. Please go back through my reports and do your job.... keep the women safe in your site. It’s the least you can do. I do my bit in identifying, checking photos etc- which I enjoy- you do your bit and look further into their accounts, and let’s get them off the app for good!

Mar 22, 2020
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Revuttal
by: Map

To report and block, I think by wasting their time engaging them. Stringing then along then I am preventing them from duping someone. Zynga does absolutely nothing to rid us of them.

I know this because when I do report, which eventually I do, I can see all the other reported players still active. Zynga either doesn’t care or have the resources to remove. They don’t give us an option of proving, via yandex stolen pics, they should have an algorithm for military ranks.

Face it, they don’t care at all, and if they do remove Owen Marc, or Phillip John then Marc Own and John Phillip pop right back up. I keep them busy, I look on my mutual friend list and when I see an elderly woman I ask her to play and tell her that Owen, Marc, Micheal are scammers and why I know that. Most all already knew.

Don’t share personal info especially phone numbers as they can be scammed. Do not think Zynga cares about us though.

Mar 22, 2020
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Harry Paul, Brian Woody
by: Friend

All are widowed working on an oil rig. Usually are stuck there for multiple reasons; contract not finished,

Harry Paul
Brian Woody
Clement Louise
Greg ??

Mar 22, 2020
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Howard Brown
by: Anonymous

The guy called himself Howard Brown and the email he used was brownward812gmail.com

He called me from 1-615-647-5169 and I have pictures and found him on Instagram but he deleted himself. He was originally on words with friends, hangouts

Mar 21, 2020
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Report and Block immediately
by: Anonymous

All of you ladies who think you are having fun leading on the scammers. Let me set you straight. They are playing you!!! How do I know? I met a man that set out to scam me. He confessed to every method possible to scam women. They do not care about any woman. They scam multiple women at the same time. It is an organized operations.

Advice...
Report and Block immediately. Zynga removes them!!!

Or you are allowing them to suck in weak women that do not know about these WWF scammers. You are allowing these scammers to destroy more women.

Stop the nonsense - REPORT AND BLOCK!!!

Mar 21, 2020
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Unbelievable
by: Jan

They are really coming out of the woodwork aren’t they. I have a little fun with them but even then they’re getting boring, same old same old story, no personality at all!

But I have to share this one -guy with a stolen photo as per usual, but this one with two little border terrier dogs. As a little test I asked what breed they were. Got ignored, asked again. His answer? "Bernese mountain dog" bahaha!!!

Suggested he googled the Bernese as it was a huge dog. He said his were kids (does he mean puppies?) he didn’t last long after that little cracker!!!

Mar 21, 2020
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Mute conversation’
by: Anonymous

I have men start by saying hello beautiful, and I have a picture of my dog - really??? I don’t talk to anyone except people that want to comment on a play. Mute is my new best friend!

Don’t waste any of your time on them. Mute!
FYI I was scammed that went on for months. Then he had some sad story and wanted to know if I could lend him money. I said I wasn’t in a position to lend him $10,000, so he got mad and called me heartless. Ranted and raved.

I did however inform I knew who he really was and I couldn’t believe I was so foolish. I told him I reported him and his other two identities, and called him a pig.

That helped some, but really I should have known better! Let’s be smart ladies and mute!

Mar 20, 2020
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Cavill B is another
by: Anonymous

Knew immediately he was a scammer so had a little fun.

Like the others, he’s a surgeon living away from home. He asked if we could be friends. I said I have a partner and can spot a scammer a mile away.

Just like that, he vanished 🤣

What happened to the feature where you block random people starting games. I swore it was turned on.

Mar 20, 2020
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Thomson Benca
by: Anonymous

This is another one to be blocked. Started a challenge and asked if I was married with kids and what is your occupation. He said he doesn’t like chatting on words and asked me to go to hangouts. The usual story said he was a single dad from Germany working in Scotland. He was blocked.

Mar 20, 2020
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Richmond M
by: Anonymous

Newest one is Richmond. M. DONT communicate with him. JUST BLOCK

Mar 19, 2020
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Block the scammers, don't talk to them!
by: Anonymous

The reason these stupid scammers stay on the WWF site is because so many players communicate with them! I can't believe the posts on here, so many people actually want to believe the stories. These scammers just want your money, please block them as soon as they tell their ridiculous stories. WWF is a site for games, not a dating app.

Don't respond to these idiots and they will go away.

Mar 19, 2020
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tony.evans256
by: Anonymous

This was a brief encounter as he disappeared when I said I didn't do chat but I recognised his profile pic from a year ago when he was masquerading as a Harry Brown. Beware

Mar 19, 2020
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RE: Harry Kane
by: Anonymous

To the poster asking about Harry Kane - the real Harry Kane is a professional footballer in the English Premier League.

As the league is currently suspended due to Coronavirus and he’s injured anyway he may actually have plenty of free time to spend on WWF - I doubt it though somehow.

Probably about as genuine as the play request I got from Harry Potter last week 😂

Mar 19, 2020
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Dr owen. Sweetpen91
by: Anonymous

How long have you been playing him? Has he asked for money or a gift card yet? Really curious what else can you share about him?

My game with him just started

Mar 18, 2020
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Dr Owen and Dr O. and Sweetpen91.
by: Anonymous

"Well I'm a surgeon Doctor, presently with the  Nation (U.N) Soldiers here in Afghanistan Kabul, We are together with NATO to secure peace with the Afghan people.
I am an orthopedic surgeon by profession I am specialized on bones fractures and dislocations, what's your profession or field of study?

I'm on a one year contract with the United nation to retire this year I'm getting old not younger anymore lols

I'm 61 years of age, widower with a son who will be 14 years of age this month. What about you are you married with children?

My late wife is  from Philippines Quezon city her name is Gloria Tesoro"


Not sure why he identified his dead wife in such detail. He said he’s looking for love in WWF.

Mar 18, 2020
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Photo
by: Map

To the person asking about tracing pics I have good luck with Yandex, Tin eye is worthless. I have never had a scammer pic hit even when they use famous persons. Sorry, Gordon Ramsay doesn’t pop up?

Mar 18, 2020
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Harry Kane
by: Anonymous

Has anybody played with a Harry Kane on wwf?
Profile says he has been playing since August 2018 from Portugal?

Is he a scammer?

Mar 18, 2020
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M.O 1
by: Anonymous

This guy is smooth and goes by the name Oliver. German and supposed to live in Ontario, Canada but is working in the Ukraine.

I feel stupid as I talked to him for over two month and he was respectful with no sex talk but lots of romance though.

Finally the other shoe dropped and he asked me for money to cover medical expenses for three men hurt on the job. I had told him I was poor and broke from the beginning but i guess he forgot or did not put it in his notes.

When I said I could not send money he got very aggressive and then later dismissive.

Smooth talker with no heart or morals. He is the kind of guy who will eventually find somebody who will send money.

Mar 18, 2020
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How do you trace a photo?
by: Anonymous

Having trouble doing reverse image. Used Tin Eye before and they don't seem to bring any results at all.

Mar 18, 2020
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Love to wind them up
by: Anonymous

So many ways to check these fake profile picture and names out

Mar 18, 2020
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Play them at their own game
by: Anonymous

I must say I spot them from a mile away, in many ways just from the profile pic, name, dialect and a few other things! Me personally I don’t use my real name as such but my nick name, secondly no picture of me? Reasons being the internet is a powerful search tool, never use your full name with photo of you as can be traced through social media sites, and many of the players on here can be found by their Pinterest app etc so many many ways to spot them! I go with the flow and actually end up winding the scammers up!

I wait for the old speel and then go from there - happy days! They will use someone’s profile pic from a well known social media page because half of the users left their Facebook profile on public so which it gets hacked or fb peeps forgot their password and opened up a new account, make your social media a bit more secure from scammers !!!

Mar 18, 2020
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Rupert
by: Anonymous

Did you recently meet him? Was it on wwf or instagram?

This profile on Wwf has not been active for quite some time. What is the username on the account?
Lets share info

Mar 17, 2020
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Rupert graham owen
by: Anonymous

This guy who is using Ruperts profile is a different person than a year ago. The profile was sold and someone else is now pretending to be this guy. It was sold to someone in November 2019
The guy who i know was not involved in any death threat. He is a sweet young man who never asked for money.

Mar 17, 2020
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They don't stop !!
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Alan Parsons, claims to be a General in the Army, on a peace keeping mission in Afghanistan, but yet has time to play, Words w Friends, he is using stolen pictures of Major Gen Mark Graham.

Mar 17, 2020
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Rupert Graham Owen
by: Anonymous

He is definitely a scammer from Nigeria. Is he pretending to be in the military or is he pretending to be a doctor or is he pretending to be on a rig? I have known him to pretend all three. I have become friends with the person who was originally using this profile. He told me he Sold this profile to another young Nigerian that was looking to scam people on words with friends or Instagram. I met him on words, but I understand he is also using Instagram. Let’s share info

Mar 17, 2020
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Rupert Graham Owen
by: Anonymous

Rupert is a really nice guy to play WWFs. He will ask you to go to Hangouts or he did with me. He moves very slow. He was an orthopedic surgeon in Afghanistan, or somewhere in the middle east. But he knew nothing about knee replacements. He sent me a photo of a man in the distance sitting by a campfire.

He never asked for money & he never called. But while I chatted with him & 6 others, I received a death threat. So I decommissioned my hangout account & WWFs.

Hope this helps.

Mar 17, 2020
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Rupert graham Owen
by: Anonymous

I’m in the uk so can you tell me what you know then I will feel more comfortable to continue with the conversation please

Mar 17, 2020
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Anybody recognise?
by: Jan

Fredrick Anderson - not entirely sure this one is a scammer but since he’s cooled off because I’m not sending pics I think he is

Frank Muth - supposedly army personnel USA

Donald Newton - working for Transoceanic from Santa Barbara CA

Roland Valdez

David J Malcolm - Ocón mobile oil and gas platform Gulf of Mexico

Jonas Greg - from Bulgaria but working in CA USA supplies Caterpillar parts. At least that’s different!

I’m not saying they’re all scammers, a couple could be legit. Anybody recognise these names?

Mar 17, 2020
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Girl photo Melisa Ca
by: Jan

This is a new one for me, accepted a game from this female (photo of a youngish girl) who started the usual crap chat. Red alert! Then said he was from Nigeria and his name was Toby! I said how come you have a female photo and he said it was hacked. Yeah right. Kept him chatting a bit then tried the guilt trip on him - why are you doing this, what would your mother think of your morals. Got a smiley face back.

Immediately reported as abuse - impersonation. Please ladies, always do this. It probably won’t stop them but will at least give them a bit of grief having to set up everything again!

Mar 17, 2020
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Rupert Graham Owen
by: Anonymous

Yes I can tell you about him. What do you want to know? What story is he telling you!!!

I know a lot about him.

Mar 16, 2020
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Scammer on words with friends
by: Anonymous

Someone with the name josesmiles980, he is an impersonator. He said his daughter in law and son in law were killed in a car crash. He has a dog called coco. Its all lies! He was going to talk to me about bitcoin then he asked me what phone I was using, and alarm bells rung. He kept asking how was your day. He is using someone else’s male photo to Low life. Block him.

Mar 16, 2020
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Rupert graham Owen
by: Anonymous

Hey can any one give me some more info on Rupert graham Owen

Thankyou

Mar 15, 2020
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Be careful
by: Eliza

Hi everyone. Just to say I know it's fun to play then along, but concerned when I read that some people give their messenger details etc. Do not give these guys any phone numbers! They can get a fake sim card and copy your number, then, they can infiltrate your text messages and pin numbers that from the bank etc

Mar 15, 2020
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Dear John........
by: Anonymous

Good looking smooth talker. BUT. Another guy on an oil rig, widow, daughter going to school in Alabama. Currently on a rig in Texas. Has a home in va. beach. Even sent me his address. The house was listed with a realtor. I asked him if he knew his house was up for sale. He was shocked. It took him about 6 months to ask me for an iTunes card. The end!!!

Mar 14, 2020
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Simon Hawkins
by: Anonymous

Pushy, demanding and can’t take no for an answer.

He claims to be a doctor but cannot answer basic medical questions. First claims to be in Alaska but couldn’t tell which part. Says that he doesn’t like snow. Then all of a sudden the next day, he’s supposedly a military doctor in Afghanistan but has a 16 year old daughter but surprise surprise his wife died. So I told him to find a babysitter.

Why do they think we are all stupid and desperate?

Mar 13, 2020
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Hendersonjacob@gmail.co.
by: Anonymous

This joker claimed to be a retired plastic surgeon living in LA. When I asked what he specialised in he said 'surgery' lol. He never got round to asking me for anything but I didn't hang around for long.

Gut feeling with this one. And he'd be playing Words at what would be 3.00 a.m i. LA. Says he's looking for a wife by the way. Yeah right

Mar 12, 2020
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Marcus Friedrich
by: Anonymous

Playing and he wants to know if i am married, have kids where i live, if i own my own home. Says he is widowed with a young daughter. Wife killed in a car accident coming home from work. Lives in Chicago but from Germany. Started asking me to talk with him on different sites so it could be more permanent.

Told him I dont give that info out. Tried to give me a guilt trip but caught on quickly that he was a scammer. Told him to send me his info and I would text him. He gave me email and I googled it and scammer came up. So I immediately blocked him.

So you ladies out there be careful. These idiots think we are lonely and will fall for anyone that gives them attention. I am on wwf to play the game and play with family members. Not looking for love!

Mar 11, 2020
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Website maintenance
by: Editor

The website will be under maintenance for the next 4 days so any new submissions/posts wont appear live until after that.

Apologies for any inconvenience

Mar 11, 2020
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Wilson Anthony
by: Jan

Usual crap story, widower for 5 yrs, working on an oil rig as an engineer. Called me sweetie (they either call you that or dear) Also had loads of them pretending to be in Afghanistan on tour duty. I’m getting sick of these guys but have a fascination to play them along too!!!

Don’t know why! Ladies be careful....don’t be sucked in and don’t part with any money!

Mar 10, 2020
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Greg Chloe from Texas. A fraud from WWF
by: Anonymous

Be aware of Greg Chloe. Or at least that is what he said his name is. Been chatting on WWF then on Hangouts as he really insisted we chat off the game. I did though I never gave him my real name or identity. Also said he is a rig worker who goes to church every Sunday. Lost his wife as she cheated with his best friend and is a single dad. Knew all along it was a scam but was curious to hear the BS love story he presented. I exchanged some pictures with him. Shouldn’t have. God knows what he’ll do with them.

After reading here all the similar comments I confronted him and he got nasty. I blocked him on hangouts and WWF and reported him. He even sent me several photos on hangouts and looked rather decent especially with his daughter and ex wife. Anyway another one bites the dust. Can go back to playing words in peace.

Mar 10, 2020
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Kelvincastro991
by: Anonymous

This joker is also masquerading as Scott Kufus. He has loads of accounts on Instagram under this latter name. When I challenged him about the other name he claimed that a friend told him to play WWF under a false name so he could catch the scammers!!! rofl

Mar 10, 2020
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Scammer
by: Anonymous

Terrywilliams45678 Scammer hiding behind photo of Rick Dancer

Mar 09, 2020
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Thousands of them
by: Just me

There must be thousands of them, more and more every day, it’s getting boring all have a similar story all leave ya hanging in the middle of a game.

Mar 09, 2020
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Ogaga Akoh
by: Anonymous

Watch out for Ogaga Akoh, who thinks you believe all his lies lol and then asks for money.

Dont give him a cent ladies

Mar 08, 2020
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Josefmullerparker
by: Anonymous

Profile picture started off as a white guy but now he’s a coloured chap. We started chatting about words on Friends then he was asking for money. He didn’t get a dime but he was persistent but then I was blocked

Mar 07, 2020
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Paul Micheal
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this guy, Paul Micheal. He is very persistent, hates liars and God fearing. He had a cheating wife, 2 children living with the Nanny in Texas. He is an engineer on an oil rig in the UK. He was out to sea all day today, but I found him playing Words with Friends with other people.

He is looking for other victims. You may think you are the only one he is chatting with but you are wrong. Plus they take turns with other scammers. You never know who you are talking to. They hide behind many names and photos. Such evil people. Beware

Mar 07, 2020
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Paul Micheal
by: Anonymous

Watch out for this guy, Paul Micheal. He is very persistent, hates liars and God fearing. He had a cheating wife, 2 children living with the Nanny in Texas. He is an engineer on an oil rig in the UK. He was out to sea all day today, but I found him playing Words with Friends with other people.

Mar 06, 2020
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What gets me
by: Anonymous

Some of these guys say their wife died or left them after a child is born. Then they tell you the age of their kids and it doesnt add up. They get caught up in their own lies. They cant and dont keep their stories straight.

Mar 06, 2020
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Robert Donald
by: Anonymous

Has anyone heard of Robert Donald here? My friend met him on Words with Friends in November 2019 and has been sending him thousands of dollars since then. I just want to prove to her she is being scammed because my pleas call on deaf ears.

Please Help!!

Mar 06, 2020
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New sites
by: Anonymous

Be careful ladies, they are moving to new sites, besides instagram, there is one called, OkCupid. As soon as they start the chat, and this really works, hit them with, Alaye Go Bome Afa Na, Afa Bro, like roaches when you turn on the lights, they are gone !!

Mar 06, 2020
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Steveamrstrong
by: Anonymous

Please if you’re going to scam someone and put a fake picture of a real person, at least make sure the picture isn’t already on a lot of scamming websites!! Totally stupid these people, when the hell is Words With Friends going to do something about this.

Mar 06, 2020
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New scammers
by: Anonymous

Add Dr Anthony Mark Hurry and Dr Frank to your list of scammers. Dr Hurry uses a son named James as a scammer also - BEWARE

Mar 06, 2020
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Mark Thomas
by: Anonymous

Add another to the list of scammers. He is an engineer on an Oil rig in Turkey. Widowed from his wife and oldest child being killed in a car accident leaving him with his 2 other children. Same story, needs stream (and doesn’t realize he has the name wrong) cards purchased for crew.

He says hei we in Bloomfield New Jersey but is from Germany and speaks Germany (when you correct him, he gets angry). When pushed about places in Bloomfield he says his coworker lives there and he actually lives in Atlanta. Same if you speak in German, he says he doesn’t remember it and only speaks English.

An hour in and he is falling in love and wants to marry and share his wealth of 3 mil if you just purchase stream cards. Was very aggressive about knowing I could afford to do it.

He also was talking to a single friend and told her similar stuff but that he wanted to marry her. Got upset again when she wouldn’t go to hangouts.

I tried to block and report him and Morgan Cooper or Cooper Morgan or Cooper Griffiths but they are both still actively playing.

Mar 05, 2020
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Claims to be an engineer and then I get this Oliver Twist story.
by: Map

I had a scholarship in US as one of best students state secondary School to go and study in Australia to study as a petrochemical engineer, I work while schooling under the bright engineers is a private set up by Mr bright, they handled massive contracts. Ohh dear friend you have made me to remember so much Mr bright was a mentor and also a father to me, he's the reason behind my skills as an engineer when I had the news of my father's illness Mr bright stood my me and help me with a lot of icon, it was quiet fortunately my father couldn't make it because it was a cancer of the lungs my mother cried to a sturpor though I wasn't there but her death of heart attacks explained it better then I was only a boy, as a 21yrs old I have to be the leg and the hand of myself I couldn't been able to visit the state because that moment was the deepest Carrier of mine and when it was about to enhance, then Mr bright encourage me and teach me how to be a strong man no matter the tribulations or situation though I cried every night but that has never changed the subject I became a sub heading to Mr bright, he loves me gives me hug whenever I needs him indeed Mr bright was a father but he has no child. He was having a great contract in Liverpool when I was in final year student in University of Australia he moved in to Liverpool leaving me behind, then after my final year paper i was sent a letter by Mr bright to come and joined him that was when I met my late wife Juliet on line a year after she left the ophanage home.

Mar 05, 2020
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Avalos Anthony
by: Anonymous

I am so fed up of these hangout guys!!! Can spot them a Mile off, its like Groundhog Day! I have had 4 new games in One day which I report and mute instantly, they must pass names on!

But this one "AVALOS ANTHONY" is very very good and he’s american in the special forces immediately giving all his info away but he’s willing to put the graft in and getting quite overpowering with the whole hangout thing!

I’d go as far as messaging friends in common just in case people aren’t as clued up but oddly nobody responds, careful out there lady’s!

Mar 05, 2020
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Scott Donald
by: Anonymous

Name is fake, profile photo is that of Brazilian Doctor Thiago Freire who resides in Beverly Hills. This scammer is good though he’s on level 10 unlike the other scammers who are on Level 1 so wasn’t suspicious at first. Really got to stop using well known people who show straight up on image search.

Words with friends really needs to do something about this!!!

Mar 05, 2020
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Dentist in the Netherlands
by: Anonymous

Filippus Conrad claims he is a dentist in the Netherlands, widowed with a 12 year old son. Wants money to free a short of medical supplies in Cyprus. He did speak fluent Dutch but he is not a registered dentist.

Mar 05, 2020
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Sovereign
by: Anonymous

Think hes called Derek. Started chatting after playing a couple of words. Said he wanted to be friends and could we chat elsewhere. I told him I dont have hangouts but was happy to chat whilst playing. Then he asked me to go on whatsapp. He wanted my number so he could text me. I Told him I dont give my number to strangers.

I was deleted

Mar 04, 2020
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Henry Potter
by: Anonymous

Man called "Henry Potter" claims to be a United States Nation Doctor currently in Damascus working with troops. I mean hello don’t go using somebody’s photo who is pretty well known idiot. Scammer is using photo of Brazilian Doctor Fernando Gomes.

Mar 04, 2020
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General Thomas R Tempel
by: Anonymous

This guy masquerades as an acting General in Afghanistan. The guy has borrowed the CV of an actual person. He operates in 3 languages. His scam is typical - let’s be friends, get on a chat platform etc.

Take care. The background of the real general is very appealing ladies. Someone should advise the general that his bio has been hijacked for scamming susceptible people

Mar 03, 2020
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Moore Wilson
by: KA

Same story, offshore welder, single father with a daughter. Will keep asking for your email to talk with you offline. When I said no, he and the game disappeared.

Mar 01, 2020
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Beware of Thomas Scott
by: Anonymous

This person is using someone else's identity to scam women out of money by sweet talking them & making them think he loves them then asks for money for something outrageous. The person he is claiming to be is Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen. I'm sure other women have fallen for this because he continues to do it. He even mentioned to me about his next target is a Susan from New York.

He needs to be stopped.

Mar 01, 2020
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Blocking
by: Anonymous

I have hundreds blocked and I reported them and the only ones they do anything about is the ones asking for money. The others are all still playing. I have had three Joe Cross guys and they are still playing. So reporting them does no good

Mar 01, 2020
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Google W5 Black Axe
by: Anonymous

Last night I watched W5 and was horrified. The Black Axe group originated in Nigeria and has taken a strong hold in various countries. They work together as a team.

We have to get rid of these filthy scum bag scammers by blocking and reporting them.

David Jostein started a game and immediately wanted to chat on hangouts. Said he is living in Maryland. He gave me his number and asked me to call him. I didn’t but googled the area code which is in Maryland. He didn’t give the usual spiel but asked what I do for a living.

I told him I work for the Police department and that did not deter him. He said he is an engineer working upstream 😆😆😆.

I blocked him

Feb 29, 2020
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Miguel Fernao
by: Anonymous

Miguel Fernao wanted my banking information or credit card so he could send me his family care allotment. Had previously tried to get me to send him an amazon card to no avail. He is good so watch out!

Chi Luh Hahn wanted me to send him cards because he was sick 😳and that would make him feel better

David Mike B is an idiot and can’t play! He did t last long as I personally cannot stand stupidity.

Feb 29, 2020
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Mute chat
by: Anonymous

Great discovery today, on my updated version of WWF. I had three new would-be opponents, who straight away sent a chat message after I’d played my first move.

It was obvious they were scammers, only recently started playing and usual middle aged male type profile picture. Well done WWF. I didn’t even have to read their first greeting. All you have to do on this updated version is click on the chat icon, and you can either accept to chat or mute the chat.

Obviously I did the latter, played my word and now they’ve resigned!

Feb 29, 2020
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Question
by: Anonymous

I HAVE A QUESTION. I GOT A PERSON WHO STARTED WITH HELLO DEAR, AND I ANSWERED BACK, ARE YOU MARRIED WITH KIDS?

GOT THIS IMMEDIATELY, ALAYE GO BOME, AFA NA, AFA BRO. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Feb 29, 2020
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Robert Gustave
by: Anonymous

Username is Robertgustave000. Claims to be a sergeant in the US army based in Turkey. Took him a month to start building up to money requests by dropping hints that the data allowance on his phone was getting low. He blocked me after I refused. He's still there ladies.

Beware

Feb 28, 2020
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Stop Them - Report Abuse even After They Block You
by: Troy TLC

I have extensive comments below, but

PLEASE help eliminate scammers by reporting abuse!

1. Go to Settings.
2. Select Manage Block List.
3. Select Report Abuse from the drop-down, upper right corner.

The person who blocked you will be right there at the top the list.

It's ok! Just do it and help others!

Be a hero!

Feb 28, 2020
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Alaye
by: Anonymous

Alaye means, ‘i am also a scammer’ Dog don’t eat dog, means we are both scammers, why are you messing with me and wasting my time!

So dont use ALAYE if you don’t understand its full meaning and above all dont use the word after chatting with someone for any length of time at all. If someone starts chatting with you and you want to get rid of him just say ALAYE or just block him but don’t converse with them and then say it.

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT!!!

Feb 28, 2020
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Kathleen Davis and Winkiwells123
by: Anonymous

Kathleen was good, took over three weeks to ask for money but in the meantime told me she wanted to hook up. A nurse who went from Minnesota to Syria blocked me when I refused to send her money. Asked to chat on Hangouts.

Winkiwell123 was more impatient. After just one day she asked what I would give her for her birthday. I asked if $10 was enough but she said she would make it worth my while. Sent me several pictures, she WAS hooked this time. Told me what she would like to to with me. I decided to call it a day and sent her a photo of the Nigerian flag in the shape of her country.

Needless to say she swore at me and blocked me. Hope you can avoid these two. I messaged several people who were mutual friends and warned them.

Scum

Feb 28, 2020
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New to the scams
by: Anonymous

I just started playing and I guess I dont understand the comments on alaye. What does it even mean? I dont chat with them I just block when the start asking questions.

I read the post on dog dont eat dog and am curious what that even means.

Just block them when they start the chatter is my motto

Feb 27, 2020
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Alaye
by: Anonymous

Dont talk to them and then use Alaye. If they start chatting straight away or soon after they are scammers. Genuine players dont do that. You have to use Alaye as soon as they say something. If you do chat back and then think they are scammers just block them.

Do not use Alaye

Feb 27, 2020
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Simon Hills
by: Anonymous

The usual, asks WAY too many personal questions. Asked why I didn't ask him any questions and told him his life was non of my business hoping he would get the hint.

He resigned when I ignored his next 2 posts.

Feb 27, 2020
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Alaye
by: Anonymous

Ladies for the last time I am begging you not to use the word ALAYE so loosely! You cannot chat with a scammer for hours days weeks months whatever and then decide to say ALAYE. It doesn’t work that way.

That word means I am also an area boy, scammer, I am one of you. So do not talk with someone and then say the word ALAYE because you’re tired of the nonsense.

You are going to ruin it for everyone by mis-using and abusing this word. Please take note of this and stop abusing this keyword.

Feb 27, 2020
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Dog dont eat dog
by: Anonymous

So I had a scammer. Name was HenryB. I wouldn't go on hangouts although he kept insisting. Finally I said Allaye. He immediately said dog dont eat dog. Brother hustle.

I'm assuming he meant he thought I was a scammer too? I went to reply and he already blocked me. He was insistent in getting my number etc saying he already loves me after hello.

So weird.

Feb 27, 2020
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Not sure if he's a scammer but he's annoying
by: Anonymous

Chris or christoherkingwilliams, we played one game and he kept asking me to get on whatsapp because he wanted to chat and see pics of me. When I said "no" he said but it's important. I then blocked chat and resigned from the game because after asking me 3 times, and my answer remaining "no" he asked again.

I woke up the next morning to another game request from him which I declined.

Feb 27, 2020
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David Mark
by: Anonymous

Another one for the list: David Mark

Played two moves and sent a message:

Hello. how was your day going so far and what’s the weather conditions over there

Haven’t replied

Feb 26, 2020
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Liars abound on WWF!
by: Anonymous

Inordinate amount of men who claim to be in the military, especially as doctors, who are widowed with a child "back home" living with care givers.

Ladys....wise up! SO much BS being tossed around by nefarious men. Block them as soon as they start with the story.

Feb 26, 2020
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Mark Joes
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone. Watch out for Mark Joes. Says he is an oil worker in Germany originally from Texas. Usual rubbish.

Feb 25, 2020
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They think we are stupid don’t they ?
by: Anonymous

Danielvacci57 claims to be from the UK living in Blackpool near London. Only 200 miles out then !! 🙄

Gary Turner claiming to be from Florida has been playing regularly for 7 months and finds the game great for stress relief. Has only played 4 games a month though so can’t be that stressed 😂

Haven’t engaged with either so not sure what they’re getting out of bombarding me with messages. Both make a change from the usual "Are you married with kids" and "What are the weather conditions" though but no less transparent.

Feb 24, 2020
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Nigeria
by: Anonymous

When I asked an "American" scammer if he was from Nigeria, he replied "Nigeria? Where’s that? Is it in England?" 😂😂😂

Feb 24, 2020
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I am amazed
by: Anonymous

I have been playing with this fellow Chris Hudson, he is just like the others and then out of the blue I get a game from David Mitch. I play many people but I am thinking...hey, I know this guy. He is using Chris Hudson's photo (and I am sure he is a scammer as well).

The EXACT same photo!

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