Worried about my mom

by Anonymous

She has been talking to a guy who goes by Louis Van and says he's from Omaha Nebraska and works in Alaska as an engineer for an Oil rig. I know it sounds bad and he has an accent and bad English. He's widowed with a son who goes to college in New York. Every time he's supposed to come something happens like something breaks, he lost his phone, his phone broke, etc. Me and my siblings have all been skeptical but it's hard to say anything as my mom shuts down and gets mad (she's barely talking to my older sister and her husband due to them questioning it all from early on and voicing their concerns).


Now the latest is she sent him a phone and iPad overnight before his flight and guess what he never showed and phone tracking shows it has not moved from where it was delivered and he's gone radio silent again. We looked him up and there is no record of him as a resident anywhere or him having a license or being an engineer in any state.

His phone number is 561-440-7290 which is registered in West Palm Beach Florida but to no name or address. My mom has been through the ringer with our dad and our younger sisters. She has been single since she left my younger sisters' dad over 15 years ago. This is going to crush her. I have done reverse image search of the image he has sent but it is found no where nor is his email vanlouis720@gmail.com.

I am looking to see if anyone has been scammed by the same man or with same photos so we can present more evidence against this guy so she will believe us before he gets more from her. We do not know if she has sent him money but we believe she has as some of her current actions lately have not made any sense (sold her paid off car and now using a rental, transferred large amount of money from a credit card when all her bills are paid off).

Someone please help me so I can stop this before it goes any farther.

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Sep 05, 2019
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Jeffery Williams oil rig scammer
by: Lorraine

Popped up on my Facebook page as a friend suggestion. After a few days asked me to go to a more private site. He told me he has lost his wife 4 years ago and has a 14 year old daughter in boarding school. He works on an oil rig in America months on 3 months off and said he was coming to England to meet me and would be happy to relocate anywhere I like as money is not an issue to him.

I felt a deep and real connection with him but my son became concerned about me and luckily intervened. Please please be aware that this is a romance scammer.

Be safe

Jul 09, 2019
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Worried About My Mom
by: Cindy

Please try to access " Yandex .com... for an image search. For the phone try www.Goandfind.mobi

I hope these will help.

Good luck

Jul 09, 2019
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Looks like a scam just by description
by: Anonymous

This sounds very typical of a scammer. Oil rigs seem to be popular places of work these days. Classic that he is widowed with one child elsewhere. I wonder if you can search the logos on the image. The gentleman in this picture looks like he is Greek or Italian.

Given the guy's behaviour it sounds very much like a scam. Has your Mom video chatted with him and seen what he actually looks like?

Are there other images of him?

Jul 09, 2019
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Yandex.images
by: Wendy

I had no problem having his photo pop up from the United Kingdom and Russia sites on Yandex.images. It is a wonderful reverse image tracker. Your mom is being scammed.

Save the photo.
Go to Yandex.images
Click on the camera
Click on your photo library
Click on the photo

Give it time as all of this guys photos will appear on the screen. Most likely stolen photos are being used.

Every rig man I met online were ALL SCAMMERS. They were all Nigerian. I got confessions on one along with a live video with the scammer. He was 35, African - not 60 American.

Jul 09, 2019
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Have you tried reverse image search
by: Anonymous

These scammers all work on oil rigs. They try to win their victims love, then start asking for money, gift cards or Western Union. I was speaking with a guy for over several months and then he asked me for $1200 in Google play cards. Then $660 Western Union and last was $1000 on Google Play cards. I never sent him a dime.

Got very nasty with me when I refused to send him anything, said I didn’t care for him. Turns out this sane person uses multiple fake profiles to scam women. Met a women who lost thousands to him.

Download an app called IMAGESEARCH or use YANDEX. I read somewhere someone used BEEN VERUFIED.

Your mom should never send money or expensive gadgets to people she never met, but I am sure the guy told her a great sob story. I hope you can stop her before she loses all of her money.

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