The most common comment of victims who think they have found the love of their life is "I can't believe I was so stupid! From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerian dating scams are hugely profitable. The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies. They are offering the chance of finding true love and happiness, and there are plenty of takers!
If this person does actually "come home" I'll let you know, however I highly doubt it. Pretend UK accent, he will call you and work you until he is ready for the kill. Rig construction in Dubai, accident and one of his man died, 3 other injured.
He pretty much sticks to his story through all of his email. Claims to be a widower and a son in the British Navy. He will want to contact you through your personal email address as he is not on match often. Please be careful ladies, he is a full fledge criminal, incredible scammer and has been reported on Match but still there, so watch out. I also believe the Match. Some were just so obvious but Carl Martins, was incredibly good. The emails were poetic and yet, he will still answer your questions through those fake emails.
Three Match. One even sent me pictures of the Nigerian "bridge site" where he worked. All were "civil engineers" or laborers. All asked immediately how long I'd been on Match. They are watching closely for new posts. Be careful ladies. Guess what Adam Mathew Vasquez is my scam also.
Met him last week. How can someone prey on women like this. I just lost my boyfriend of 10 years in a car accident not more then 2 months ago and I have to listen to empty promises from someone else. I have all his e-mails, profile from Match. Haven't heard from him in a couple of days maybe because of relatives in law enforcement.
We will see. Be careful ladies it's a heartbreak waiting to happen. His first e-mail to me was on Well he's at on Match again. This time he's using screen name seekinglolcraig with the address of Tedswee hotmail. This time he speaks Spanish not French but it's the same picture as Adam Mathew Vasquez from ealier encounter.
Tedswee hotmail. His name in email is Craig Hancock. I think he was seekinglolcraig on match but that profile is gone. I figured he was a scammer so I gave him one of my alternate emails Fancy this He's working in Nigeria right now, but expecting to be back in the US shortly His email from tedswee hotmail.
A guy by the name of Devon Wiese appears to be another one of them. Matches everything the good ladies above have noted. Watch out for him. Picture is lovely one but too good to be true. Longer black hair and hazel eyes. Awful grammar in his emails to you.
Ditto Devon Weise, and so many others. If only post one photo. DO not even bother to believe them. Photos that even have writing on them from Magazines!!! How dim are they? Lots of Architects, Engineers, all widowers, all years, all living somewhere other than USA, with mixed family backgrounds.
Search their name, location and age on Google,and of course significant events like car crashes. Tthey are seeking women Search for men your self. Intelligent women On my profile I write, No Nigerian Princes or Widowers who want me to look after them and their kids.
I have honestly deleted Dozens I have a friend whose email contact list was hacked into and we were all sent emails re cheap iphones from China. I waste so much time reporting them and blocking them. I nearly gave up. But I have met ONE genuine person so far. Are you sure about Devon? What a disappointment-you're right Devon has e-mailed me I told him I thought he wasn't for real I'd proceed VERY carefully.
Did he tell you he was new to the site? This is Devon's e-mail to me How are you doing? I couldn't help writing you when I came on and saw your line. I really have no idea how this works because I have never done anything like this before but really hope this makes a difference in our lives,you are my first and I do hope you bring me luck.
My name is Devon Wiese. I have black hair and Hazel eyes. I am 6'3 in height. I like my life here,got a beautiful house and the best neighbors anybody can ask for.
My dad is from Milan Italy and my mum from western Texas. I really love to get to know you if it is not too much trouble for you I enjoy working out,swimming,running and basketball. I work out good to keep fit and also enjoy playing golf.
Hope to hear from you soon. Do take care of your beautiful self and keep that beautiful smile shinning! Notice in Devons email he calls his mother "mum"? Red flag. He's a scammer. Above email sounds identical to mine. Has anyone been asked for money by Devon Wiese and can anyone give me the date of their last email from him? Says he has a house in melbourne and lives there.
Has he told anyone what he does for a living and where he is? Im getting a bit nervous. Says if I hurt him, I will hurt for the rest of my life.
He can't do anything to you. Don't worry. The love to threaten women. Mike Smith is still scamming, but this was from the Chemistry dating site, which is a sister site of Match. He uses the email address of mikesmt12 yahoo.
Same story as all the others, widowed with a young daughter, sent me flowers, went to Ghana on a 4 week job to make really good money, took daughter with him, fell in love after emails, and then his computer crashed and he needed me to send him a new one.
Of course I got suspicious, checked this site and discovered it was all a scam. I called him on it and I never heard from him again! I'm glad it didn't cost me anything to find this out. I feel so sorry for the women that did lose money on these horrible scams. How low can a person be when they're messing with your heart? Devon Wiese, now there's a name that doesn't surprise me to see on this blog.
If he's using the photo of the long brown hair very handsome looking guy then ladies beware! I chatted with him more nights than not for hours for about 3 months. He charms the pants off you. Tells you he can see you being together forever. He touched my heart with the things he wrote and I, as stupidly as it sounds, started to fall for him. He said he was working on off shore rigs and thats why we didn't meet. There always seemed to be something happening with work or circumstances that prevented us from contact.
In the end I confronted him with some things that didn't add up - like his bad English or never calling me and never being contactable.
He really cracked it and claimed I was being unreasonable for even questioning him. I called it off. It was too weird. It got weirder. A month or so later my girlfriend who was also on the introductory site was telling me how she met this guy called Devon!?!? He had used the same bloody name to get back to buisness!! The cheek! I don't know who he is, or really what he wants but he gets pretty friendly pretty quickly. If you want my advice, steer clear. Re: Devon Wiese.
I made the first post on this guy above and the emails he sent me are almost exactly as what the other good ladies have posted - right down to the chicken and salad being his favorite meal LOL. He said he was some sort of engineer, living in the UK, but from the US. With his awful spelling and grammar, I don't think so.
Same thing about where his parents were born. Really, he just cuts and pastes the emails and sends them around, changes a few little details. Very charming, wants you to bring him luck, says this is the first time he's done this. So when I had my suspicions after the first couple of emails - and after he'd said where he'd traveled, I emailed him back with one polite sentence, asking if he'd ever been to Nigeria. All of a sudden no more Mr.
Nice Guy. All I got in return was a sentence that asked me why I was asking and why did I think he'd been to Nigeria when he never mentioned it previously. It was night and day between his introductory emails and this one. The guy's a fake and I blocked him immediately. Don't say anything, just block him now so he can do no more harm. Don't let him scare you or scam you - just get yourself outta there and don't tell him your plans.
Good luck! Meet him on Match. Com and he immediately deleted his profile the next day. He MO was an engineer living in Dallas Texas.
He claimed to have an EX wife that had studied in the states and was from Africa. And he had a daugther named Mray. The first two weeks were nice conversations etc, then it quickly progress to love poems etc.
He then when out of town on a business trip to Washington DC. The the next week his daughter needed sgy for a kidney obstruction. He ask me for money then but I blew him off. I realized he was a scammer, When he could not get money for the surgery, He then insisted I get a HELOC home equity loan because he still owned money on the operation and the hospital had his passport.
Just be aware of the smooth talking. He did make a couple of mistakes. And he said he live off Anzio drive in Dallas. Which is a house but very modest for a Graduate Engineer!. Willaim H Gibson. Willielovepie58 yahoo. Another is Carson Turner Whitehead 47, widowed, two sons; 13 and Wife died of renal failure 10 years ago. He's been working overseas ever since. He is waiting for a large check, 1. His problem is that he and his children's visas are about to expire, and he has no cash due to investing all his money into the project.
He will ask you for money to help them extend their visas, so that they can leave the country and make their way home to you. Where he will make you a grand lady and loving wife,also bring you a big surprise for loaning him the money. I can guess the big surprize already; he disapears with your money. He never addresses you by name. First red flag. He quickly want you to join yahoo IM.
Second red flag. But the biggest clue with all these scammers is they have no photo. They convince you it is because the site is having problems uploading it. Their words are very sugary and vague. It could have been written,copied and paste, and sent out in mass. Drop all contact when money is asked for.
Do not respond to future emails, texts, or phone calls. They want to engage you in a battle of guilt, and will go so far as to threaten and intimidate to get money.
Wow Devon Wiese yes yes yes I'm going to let the folks at Match know about him. I have had contact with two. Devon Wiese has written almost the same letter to me as i can see in here he has written to other girls in here. I was a victim too. I feel so stupid. Buys and sell crude oil to major oil corp. Born in UK- his wife Maria died in car wreck. He claims to be living in the states now because memories of his wife are too painful.
He is very smooth and romantic. Had to go to Saudi and then to Nigeria. Needs money to get back home and to help with license fees. If anyone knows how to have these guys arrested, please post. I also have been contacted by Adam. He sent me a picture of him and his son. Said he was in Nigeria for work and was a widower and had to keep his son with him. Say's his son is home schooled by a nanny he has hired. He never asked me for money or anything i wouldn't give it anyway but he's the same guy I read about on here.
Guess we can't trust anyone. I have been a victim of this too from match. I indeed was scammed by one shrewd, slick talker.
First winked me on match. That was after he asked for my personal email address. Claimed to be from South Carolina, had a 16 year old daughter, Carlina, and had been widowed for 4 years. Wife died of breast cancer. I'm a 59 year old widow whose husband died 3 years ago from pancreatic cancer. I was encouraged to go onto match. I figured, what do I have to lose?
My knight in shining armor claimed to be of Italian heritage. Parents were from Rome but were now gone. He said that he was an independent engineer working with the oil refinery companies in NIGERIA and that his contract would be up in 3 weeks. Well, he was everything any woman would desire:charming, witty, good sense of humor, passionate, yada-yada-yada. And I fell for this toad hook, line and sinker.
His emails and chats were so convincing-I just couldn't believe them not to be sincere.
After some romantic words just two noghts ago he asked me for money for "foods and stuff. I wrote back and asked, "You want me to send you money? When I said that his company should be taking care of this he said that he WAS his company at which point I wrote to say that he'd broken my heart and that "it's over! Thank God my next door neighbor found me on the ground overcome by heat.
My sister came and got me away from my computer. Can you believe this guy had the nerve to text my cell phone saying that I had disrespected him and that he was crying. My sister replied to his text by saying that HE was the one that has ruined everyone's day. I took it one step further, however. After contacting the wireless company and doing some detective work on my own, I found out that his phone is owned by a 40 year old Tampa, Florida resident and tht 12 relatives are authorized to use it.
Did he get his money? Was I a jerk? Will I ever fall for this type of things again? No way. By the way, my lovely Italian gentleman goes by quirpee yahoo. Quirino Piero and yes he wrote me stuff in Italian. Someone help me! My sister is "dating" this Raji guy and she is over the moon right now. How do I tell her? I need to protect her, but she is vulnerable right now after getting out of a bad marriage. Do any of these situations turn out good?
I already know, I think. Watch out for Richard Collins spokierichie yahoo. He e-mailed me thru myspace. His first 3 e-mails and chats were filled with compliments and loving words.
Then all of a sudden he was in Nigeria with a lost wallet and no cash to pay some workers for a construction project. He insisted I was the only one who could help him. When I mentioned that it seemed like the company he worked for would probably have insurance, he quickly changed the subject.
Said he couldn't get home to Texas to see his children on Fathers Day. Of course, he was a widow who's wife died in a car accident. I really became suspious when that very same day I received 2 more e-mails from widows working in Nigeria with money troubles. Give me a break. When I told him I absoultely would not be helping him financially in any way, he got mean. Said I didn't care and I could just go away. Thank you I will. I reported it to myspace, they removed the profile.
Be careful ladies, the man in the picture is NOT who you are talking with. Do not give these guys any money! I didnt believe it of Devon Wiese. I believed he loved me. I was shattered to find out about this site.
I was his princess charming and had 'found him and saved his fragile heart'. I was his enchantress!!!!! When I questioned him about his being on this site he pretended shock and horror. He could'nt believe I doubted him. I believed his story about his wife and son being killed and thought I was helping him with his grief.
He apparently had a house in Melb but was in UK organising a huge bid. When I said I would come over, he was instantly offshore. Always 2 weeks before he would be in Melb. This guy broke my heart. Stupidly, I was totally sucked in. But, dont lose heart ladies. I have since met a great guy on another site. He's REAL!!! We have been seeing each other and have become inseperable. There really are genuine people out there. Keep looking and believing. The scum that will scam you wont last.
Thank God for this site. I'd really like to meet the guy who's photo Devon used. Gorgeous wasn't he? Comment on the May 3rd post about Raji Ahmed. This guy is a total scammer. I got the same information about him.
He even had the nerve to post himself again with the same picture on match. His new user name is nylovingman4u He claims now to live in Manhattan, but he'll tell you he is on a 3 month job in South Africa. Stay Away!! International soccer scout, son Kelly 13 or 15 years old. Watch out for Lionel King working on oil rig off the coast of Spain. Same story as all of the above with some variation.
Again, same story as all of the above with some variation. Even "tag-teamed" with construction friend Steve Gibson who "vouched" for him. Both of these guys were on Match. Stay away!
This is all too unbelievable. I am currently talking to one Michael Smith, who would rather be called Mike. Met on Afro Introductions, a dating site. He's English is quite stellar going by the way he writes. He apparently lives in DC but is originally from Nigeria.
My first suspicion came from the name. Who from Nigeria has an English name as his last? It's only been two days of communication but my radar is on high alert! Thanks for all your comments and enlightenment. Oh and he is a very staunch Christian. I want all ladies to be aware of torrence11o on Match. He was also too good to be true, although presented himself as a 64 year old man, very good grammar, went to Oxford, yada yada yada. He said he was a widower and a consultant.
We met on Match. All of a sudden he was going to Nigera on business Luckily I checked the internet first and saw all these Nigerian scams. I am very sad about the awful world we live in. Don't communicate with John Owen, owenjo50 yahoo. I am going to ask for my money back from match. I am sorry there are no good men out there. I give up. Has anyone heard of Michael Allen?
His Match. He claims to be from Kentucky, but grew up in England. His daughter and wife were killed in an auto accident and he is raising his 10 year old son. He buys and sells gold, diamonds and antiques. He is currently in Lagos, Nigeria on business. He is I am He is looking for a women between 40 and He winked at me on Match. We corresponded once through Match, then via Yahoo IM and personal email. He has asked for a I-Phone for his son's birthday and can't get one in Lagos.
He also wanted to borrow my digital camera as his son dropped his in the hotel pool. I asked him the name of the hotel and he said it was the Singapore. I called the phone number to the hotel using SKYPE and the guy on the other end of the phone definitely had a Nigerian accent and only answered "hello". I called several times using a foreign accent and asked if this was this Singapore. He hung up each time. I became suspicious when it appeared he was cutting and pasting some of the script in his emails and IMs.
It was obvious. He sent photos of himself and his son. He is fairly nice looking, dark hair, glasses. His son is blond It's the photos that are throwing me off.
When I asked him where he lived in Lexington he told me the name of the street. I looked up Michael Allen in White Pages and sure enough, there was an address for him on that street. I don't know what to believe. I am definitely not sending a phone or my digital camera. I've tried to contact travel agents, etc. My internet research does not list such a hotel. I think I should go with my gut and not respond to the email I received this morning.
I would like to know where these Nigerian scammers get their hands on pictures of Americans and their children. It's deplorable! That is a VERY good question about where they get their photos.
Between modelling agency photos online and that fact that no one seems to have a problem putting pictures of themselves and family on facebook and myspace it is easy for them to steal photos! You make a very good point. They can cut and paste photos from just about anywhere. I drove to the address in Lexington where he told me he lived. It is an empty building How stupid does he think I am? Of course I was going to check out his address.
I have to admit that this experience has definitely jaded me. If I don't meet someone through a friend or family member, then I'll stay single. I have had it with cyberdating!!! ate: After sending an "I'm on to you" message to Michael Allen. I have received no further correspondence from him.
Thank God for the gut feeling. Also possibly Brian King may also be Mark. He claimed to be 50, widowed, wife Maria died a few years ago.
The Nigerian dating scams are often not easy to detect as the scammers are often highly educated, have exceptional patience and they do their homework! The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site. They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions. Nov 25, Online romance scams cost Americans millions of dollars every year. Online dating investigation site Social Catfish helps break down how Nigerian dating scam rings operate and how to Author: AJ Dellinger.
Two children - Gold 15 and John 9 living in Italy with their granny. Was supposedly attacked and nearly killed.
Dr Demy Ola supposedly sent that email. Was on Match. The email he used was specialmarkdarling yahoo. He's very good at his game. I can't believe I was so stupid. Done with cyberdating. I see someone commented on Mike Smith: mikesmt12 yahoo. First, back in March and again today. Funny how his daughter changed from age of 7 in March to 14 in August.
I have reported him as I am sure his profile will be gone tomorrow. Thankfully I never got past a phone conversation, but very charming as they can be. I got scammed by him in April and May Same as mosts posts. He designed jewelry for a living and won a million dollar contract and had to go to london to get the gold. They didn't have enough so he had to go to Africa to get it. He couldn't come home on the plane because he did have the documents for the jewels had for me and my family unless he came up with dollars.
I new then it was a scam. I had a little fun telling him to sell it and that I didn't have the money. I emailed him about two months later to see if he was home yet, of course I knew he was, but he told me he needed only dollars more to renew his plane ticket but he couldn't get anyone to believe him. Hum I wonder why. He said he still loved me and always will. I to felt real stupid. His yahoo email and im is welborn-d yahoo.
The name he gave me is David Welborn, also lost his wife and son in a car accedent three yrs. He says he is from Norway and his parents are dead. I told match and yahoo and they said the removed took care of it but I haven't seen a change. I havent found him anywere else though. Just be careful for this one also. He also said he lives in Austin Texas but his profile on yahoo says Littlerock Ark.
These scams are not limited to eHarmony and Match, I have found at least four on CatholicMatch and other christian related website. I have to give credit to Plenty of Fish as they have a message about be wary of individuals that fall into the following: widowers kids not living with them living in the U. They talked for several weeks. At week 5 he mailed my mom roses, bath salts, chocolate and a teddy bear.
His name is Edward M Ginger - newyearnewlife45 yahoo. His ex cheated on him and he just wants to find someone to love him and him alone. He has a son aged 12 with a hearing problem. Got delayed by business and missed his flight with his son.
Mom sent funds to him for new tickets straight into her city where they could finally meet and see how it would work. Then, the day he and son were due to fly out. Oh, got picked up for expired work visa and need more money.
In jail in Malaysia. My poor mom. I have many friends looking into tracking him, but it appears to be a dead end.
The zip code is in the Everglades. I can tell everyone that reads this and sees other horror stories. These men are smooth talkers. They will take you for however much they can get from you and when you call their game, they disappear.
It also looks like he is up to it again. I'm talking to a Michael Smith from Chemistry. His e-mail is bmichaelsmith yahoo. Came complete with pictures, and a daughter who actually phoned me from the UK claiming he got detained leaving the country.
Never asked for anything Sent the roses and candy like many others. Shefali Chug, from New Delhi India posted her ad on shaadi. She flirts around online. Wants to meet guys on trips to europe for fun. Waste of time. Wastes time chatting, talks big about her job, her family and stuff but in reality is just looking for fun when on business trips.
She wants good time, lavish meals and someone to pamper her. Beware folks. My perspective is a bit different. But more importantly, the scammer was on match and the name was Ivica Dickson. He said he was German, a widower and had a 9-yr-old named Miroslav. He was in UK and waiting on a job in either Nigeria or Romania. He got the Nigerian contract he was to be paid one million pounds! Beach and went to Lagos. After 3 weeks of very intense e-mailing, etc.
I also am embarrassed to say that i sent him naked pictures. I really trusted him and i am not a stupid woman. It was the first time I had ever done that which proves how completely and totally successful he was.
In retrospect there were many other signs that should have alerted me that all this couldn't be real but if someone hadn't told me about the "Nigerian Dating Scam" on the first date of his alleged arrival, I'm afraid i would have lost more. Let's keep our chins up and be vigilant. Has anyone heard of George Richardson, age 51 from Miami but in the military in Afghanistan? I have the same story from Match. Luckily, I only got hurt feelings and didn't send any packages or money.
Makes me ill that this person would identify himself as an American Soldier, even said he was shot. Stay clear from caringjohnforu on Match. AKA: John Grisaffi. Posted his job as: I am an Independent international contractor. Basically, I design, plan and construct commercial towers, factories and real estates for major companies. I intend to set up my own business soon and retire from international contracting.
Here comes the good part as he says he is currently working on a jobsite in Instanbul, Turkey. Now his jobsite fund is short of cash flow and needs money to complete the job. He asked if I could help him finish the job by providing him with his shortfall, he would come back to the states and buy us a home to live in. He loved me passionately.
Here is where I decided to play along. I told him that my home was in foreclosure and I would be losing it shortly and I was worried to death as to how I was going to take care of my daughter. He told me that he would care of me later if I took care of his needs now. He wrotet: Are you going to support me through this or do you want to withdraw from this?
I responded: withdraw. These are his final words to me: Well I have to get back to work now. Please take good care of yourself and I wish you the best in everything you do. Bye Wow, what a con-job. Loved to to the end of time until I had no money.
Has anyone heard about RM on Match. He scammed me already for his son, please be careful with him,his phone is If somebody knows him, please post it here, because he still "crazy loves me".
I want be sure he did it before and wont do with others. Nigeria doing a school project geology. Father from Texas mother from Spain Barcelona was separated when she was 4 years and was thrown to her aunt.
Please don't trust them. I was told to pay the cashier through Western Union. I was cheated by this idiot called Paul Desmond from Lagos state Ikeja he's behind the seen. I was asked for a school bill to paid off for the final exam. Within an hour time i found some forum related this matter figured i was cheated. I canceled the transaction got the full refund. Still i can't forget the pain in my heard. Real bastards should hang them. He is Austriallan living in Orlando Florida.
Never asked for money but it was just a matter of time. How cruel to mess with someones heart like that. I also was scammed by Andy Raymond R. Andy54 yahoo. Beware ladies he finally admitted this: I feel so bad because i love you but i am so sorry i am not what you think i am Ok, ladies, Michael Ruza, email mruza rocketmail. The pictures was fake I am so sorry the guy who was in the pictures, i think he was really work may be hard with his son.
Be careful about the writing style and week days, they can chat each they different persons, if ask them about yesterday they don't know what they told and they will out off chat. Never trust any data about you address, phone, try keep chat on the match, if they will ask go out IM and remove your profile from Match.
They will send you Teddy bear with flowers or chocolate They will stack someplace to fly to you, never send the money. Try call them when they chat with you, phone is not answering and all time they will tell you it is charging. When his name was not listed to leave Iraq, he requested and was approved for an early retirement. He asked me to help him pay for the flight ticket of 1, which I declined.
I told him that Uncle Sam should pay for the return flight. Be careful! They even sent me flowers which like an idiot I gave information,do not do it, report, beware l.
I had what I believe to be three contacts which were potentially scams. They all went to yahoo. The first one was richard durrant from S. I said no long distance relationships but he happens to have a second home about an hour away. His wife died of breast cancer, has one child being raised by his mother. He had a profitable family gem business selling wholesale to jewelers. He was from Belgium but I couldn't understand him on the phone. Asked for my address but I said no. He got angry and I stopped communication.
Second one became Richard Clint on yahoo. His story- wife died in childbirth, raising 7 yr old alone, engineer who builds bridges. He kept logging off without a goodbye. I started piecing things together and too suspicious. The last one was Steve Bruce on yahoo. He claims to be a marine engineer in email yet his profile says he does medical transcriptioning. He has a temporary contract in a nearby town and will make loads of money from it when he's done. He says he's from the UK yet I couldn't understand him on the phone.
Also he said he's calling from a cell phone but I did a search which turned up as an unnamed land line. I got suspicious and found this website thankfully.
Divorced with one daughter who was studying International Law at Oxford England; he was an only child and his parents were deceased. Now I might be a sucker for romance but I wasn't born yesterday. I told him I would never send that kind of money abroad especially not to someone I didn't know. So I pressed him for information about where he lived in Gulf Breeze and although there is a street by that name, the address he gave did not exist. The thing that's scary is for a short time before I did some investigating, I actually considered sending him some money!
When I confronted him about being a scammer, of course the tone of his emails and IMs completely changed. Luckily, that was 2 months ago and I haven't heard from him since. I'm corresponding with another man now who says he's working on a contract in Taiwan, so I hope history doesn't repeat itself. At least now I know if anyone asks for money to not think twice about it and end all correspondence.
I have a new scammer for you ladies. Thomas Cook Email address is Passionatecook50 yahoo. He makes it seem like he is working but somehow as an architect miscalculated costs. First he asked for an ITunes card. I asked for Vonnie Smith. The stories sound very similar.
He friend requested me on FB. Very good looking man. Showed me he has a supercar with him riding on it. Told me he is on contract Dummy in Seattle Profile pic is man holding little boy in a pool.
Clark on August 07, We started a conversation on a gay website bbrt. Business took him to London where his machine broke. Needs money to fix it. Name Jack leewoods 42 from Michigan or new Jersey. Asked for iTunes card, but I said no. Here are just a few of the names that have been used: LarsonMartins5 gmail. Says he works in Dubai and has a kid in Virginia. He uses several numbers. The numbers Wasn't born last night!
You are their Queen, their world, their wife, and I have never met the man. You are their Queen, their world, their wife and I have never met the man. He lives is Texas, is widowed and has 2 girls in boarding school in New York.
How stupid Melvin. This was on fb. I tried three times to say good bye to him, but he would call me and romnce me back. Single widow with son really good talker builds relationship then goes for the money. Sweet talker then goes in for the money. Just another sick individual Scammer - David J. It contains shoes, jewellery, clothes and money. I gave a fake address. They all say they are widowed with a child.
Wife died. Lifetime with daughter. Same song different page. After a few rounds on the game I gave my google phone. Wooed me for a month with darling, baby, Click here to write your own. His accent is totally not German but Nigerian. Said he was a senior engineer on an oil rig in Louisiana.
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Lives in California but originally from Germany. Keep sharing and crush these guys. A simple hello and then eventually he invited me to talk on Kik.
Then move over to hangouts. Texted for 2 weeks. This dude showed up on Words with Friends as well. He asked my ring size and address. I usually do not accept strangers but he was kinda cute. He was polite and understanding. He claimed he was working on an Oil rig out of Tampa. Immediately falling in love with my photo Which was an immediate red flag.
Oil rigger Phone numbers. I know one women 26, Anyone else want to join in? He quickly engaged me in conversation and the match was on. Didnt get any from me but please be aware of these names. He was handsome and was in Syria with nato and was a neurosurgeon on his way to Afghanistan then home. He has two children Dr Frank Williams. On Facebook. He told me he was in Kabul.
Afghanistan with nato as orthopedic Surgeon in the war zone. He said he loved me and wanted to be out as Click here to write your own. Here is the latest one-following the model as they all do. On a rig in Dubai.
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Has a daughter 16 lives with her teacher in California. He needs money to pay a chef's company. States he works on an oil rig in the Gulf. Sweet talks for a couple of weeks and introduces his so called daaughter and starts asking for money. A widower with a son. Wife killed in a "ghastly" car accident. We started using Google hangouts to chat and he would email me every day. Same photos that "Ryan Moloney - Civil Engineer" used. Reading the profile you can tell this person is not well Scammed?
Lap sending pre-written messages. If I ask a question got no answer. Started out asking what I wanted in a man.
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Widow from Oslo Norway with 13 year old daughter named Alondra living in boarding school in Texas. The usual story being "i am a Building Engineer". Wife dead with cancer. He was a really good looking guy and we hit it off great. This guy is the bad of the baddest. He's been featured on a segment of Dr Phil. He is a frequent flier on Tinder and Plenty of Fish. David Bustamante claimed to be from Dallas and stationed in Nigeria with the army. I have more if you'd like to see.
He then texted me on that site and I started responding. He told me he's a widower. We talked for a month and a half. He then become Steven Molta a single father of 2. The children Neal Richard Beckman - nealbeckman12 gmail.
I was contacted by this guy, Marcus Patal Gustav on Zoosk. Getting ready to retire. Goes by murrayscott UN ortho surgeon in Syria, etc, etc. I met a woman on Facebook who seemed to already have the hots for me. She supposedly said that she lived in Texas, then Oklahoma, and now Ohio.
Immediately asked me to chat to him on FB. He is a Tinder catfisher with an incredibly boring script. Both widowed oil rig engineers. I too met an oil drilling contractor who works on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
We met while playing Words with Friends. He pursued me and Chris Grant, Trauma Surgeon? I've only been chatting with him one week but there's red flags all over. Nigeria or money has not been mentioned yet. Widow, with daughter Mr. It's the same exact story as everyone who's posted to this site, except this time I walked right into a nightmare. I think he Dr. Harsha Kumar, Is he scam or for real?
Met on shaadi. Told me he was in the sea off Perth, Australia on an oil rig. He stated he was a widower Click here to write your own.
He said he is an orthopodic surgeon, working at Aleppo Syria. He had one 16yo son. What do you think? Have you come across this one? Hello dear, It is such a great pleasure to meet you and i'm happy with Another one. There are so many of these cat phishers.
This one contacted me. Boy does he pour it on. Anyone else have a similar story. One son Chris age 9. Poor English and does not keep track of his story. Thankfully soon rumbled.
I am not gullible but was interested in him. I attached the picture he used. He's supposed to be working on a oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico as a Independent Engineer! Oil Rig Engineer now in Ghana to sell his contract. Cannot get out because he cannot get money from Houston where he lives. Thank you for creating this site.
I have been in a two month relationship with Richard Milford. Man from Denmark named Billy Kieffer. Met a guy online who says he is a widower with a daughter Sarah going to boarding school in UK. I have red flags flying all over the place. Dad died when he was young, so he moved in with his uncle in Italy.
The alleged David Bernard has been targeting my heart and trust since Day 1. He works for ExxonMobile in an oil rig in Germany. He sent me a private message through Facebook, and like so many others My lion king. I couldn't believe my eyes again.
This new jerk asked me for friendship. He has a Nigerian accent but poses as a US white caucasian citizen. He has a son named Lane and is a Widow.
Has an accent that he says is Dutch. Martin Fredrick widow and says he lives in Arkansas born in Nizza. I haven't texted for some weeks as too busy at work. I was scammed. Meet Ronald Kurt a civil engineer working in Sudan. The area was a war zone. And I met him on OKC. I was scammed 5 years ago and it cost me everything. She says she's 32 on May 24th, lives in Nigeria somewhere and sends some extremely nice pics not nude or Robert J.
Watch out girls they are terrible! I've got three new for you! You will not believe it! I've been contacted in two weeks by these first two creepers! He approached me on FB 'friending" me. Smooth operator in every way. He just asked me for fshp on fb and is calling himself Morgan Williams. His pic is attached. A friend of mine has been scammed by this guy named John Torbitt and they met on Tinder. I wish I knew the real name not this picture.
He contacted me on one of them with a profile reading "French Canadian Click here to write your own. Met on Match and he immediately wanted me to email him on his gmail account. He said he let his subscription run out. I've got a new one for you! Just texting with this Christopher Clark since February 19th.
I have posted his pics already. Watch out for any kind of scammers! Oil rig engineer from Belgian as a kid. Lives in Georgia. But been out to sea a long time. Shortly after joining, I got a message from a man named Steve.
I say a little bit because he only got a refurbished iPad mini from me. His name is supposedly David Sierra. I met him on pof. Wanted to communicate via text. No email. Off the site. I never figured out how he knew my first name. Says he is from Germay. Very sexy 57 yr old man. White beard. Played me for a month before asking for money.
I reported him on Zoosk and blocked him. His email is jbradley yahoo.
He said that he downloaded the App when he visited Cape Town last month. Won a contract for work on Cambodia oil refinery. Wife passed away about 6 years ago. Click here to write your own. He needs to go to jail. He's originally from Paris France.
He says he's originally from Norway working for the Exxon Mobil company in Idaho as a staff contractor. I enjoy the thrill of pulling these scumbags offline so they do not prey on other women. Well she is a widow and this guy got her heart.
I installed Hitwe tonight and I saw a nice girl there Clicked like and start talking to her. He said he was an under water welder and worked for BP. Claim to be an underwater welder.
It's a test of your allegiance. He is divorced 3 years now. He picked my profile from Match. He goes by the name of Mr. Handsome man. Got talking. On match profile white guy. Got talking very sweet guy. He's been active on Tagged, Mr. I had his page shutdown. Nigerian Scammers. They have reopened the page with the same stolen photo, different city. Thanks God, He sent me an alert.
I met this guy from Christian Mingle, posted a very handsome man's photo. He said to be a Marine Engineer in Alabama Tomsondavis gmail. I have been so dum as I opened a checking account in my Bharatmatrimony. Devraj Balavans claims to be a surgeon living in California. Well shortly after accepting me, he suggested we move it to his email. Said his name is Crawford John and is a sgt. Met from tender. Right before we were to meet on a date he had to go out of the country to Kuala Lumpur for a Soldier wana be on facebook.
I was on a site called Baddoo just to me some people to talk to about ethics and try to get a feel of different countries around the world nothing more. I am a very educated person and I ain't dumb either. His username was flut He claims to have been married and lost Eng.
I had experience in the past of someone messing with my profile after they were given my email. Been scammed by a person calling himself Natan Hansen.
A widower with a 8 year old daughter. He was a self employed computer programmer for 18 years. Paul Bradley contacted me on Facebook. Said I was so beautiful and would like to chat with me. Within a few weeks he fell madly in love with me. He sent me a picture of a very handsome man. He left the Seattle area to work in the David Kelly is the man you need to stay away from! He is a very good manipulator! Tells you everything you want to hear.
His wife died of cancer. He has two daughters who are off in a private school. He told me a story about losing his wife and daughter engineersmithbrooks gmail.
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Just like everyone said, moved quickly to private email. He took down his profile quickly to show that he found the one. Said he was a construction engineer. Fell deep in love and he said he is in the military.
Said he was deployed to Nigeria. I believe he Click here to write your own. I met someone off of okcupid stating he was an U S Army soldier special forces. Met him on Skype. Said he was a widow and his son is stuck in Ghana and they stole his wallet, his passport and could I send his son money This guy is a scammer - a fake.
Just don't talk to him john okosun a. Don't accept and believe him he as is a scammer. I come in contact with a guy I met on Blackplanet.
He is very dangerous. He appeared on the site Be2. Beautiful presentation. Just fantastic. Beautiful photos, just not true. His wife died from cancer. She met a man on Facebook playing Farmville and it grew into a relationship to melanie. I found her on cupid. Promise of love and marriage. Beware Michael Bernard. He is a fraud and will ask you for lots of money. Claims to being a widow.
Using a blackberry to send emails. He said he was from Houston Texas and he is on assignment in Afghanistan fighting terrorism. I am a 55 year old widow who posted a profile on match. I immediately Click here to write your own. He is also on skype. Just found his photo on the Hawaii models site - Hugh.
Something in my instincts said that was not right. Suppose to be such a Godly Good Man but, still needs money to match. Just wanted to share this story so that it will not happen Nigerian Scammer He claimed residence in Irving Tx.
Self employed engineer. I was contacted by this guy the first note; Hello xxx I dont know where to begin, I'm so glad you wrote back! Lolababy yahoo. I was contacted through skype by white man working as a civil engineer in Nigeria.
Living there with his son who is 12 named Alvis. After careful consideration, I have decided to expose this scammer. Wife died of lungcancer. She will spend the necessary time to develop a relationship with you. I was a bit surprised because he gave me his phone number on his first contact and asked me to talk Christopher James aka christopherlovingsoul yahoo. His pictures make him out to be a very attractive man and he is very well spoken.
Emails will melt your Zoosk. This woman does not live in Colorado Springs, Co!!!! I was on Facebook when I recieved a message from a very attractive woman that goes by the name of Zusan Collins.
I met him on Skout. He claims his mother is in the hospital with kidney problems. He's from LA and he is As I was in my 40's I thought I would join a site for over plus I've been scammed by the Nigerian dating scam!
I met Bobbi Mary Billard exactly one year ago. Not that I am in a desperate search for Mrs. He said was a widow living in BC. After 10 days of chattingon Nigerian Dating Scams - scammed big time! I don't even know why I'm writing this - I think i'm just so full of hurt, anger and so many other emotions I don't know where else to talk about it. Will buy a house in Los Angeles. He caught me at a very low point in my life as I was emotionally trodden. Email jean lauwens gmail. Works on an oil rig getting ready to retire this month.
Please beware! It was a short meeting but enough to know he isn't a real person. He says he is German, 52 years old and in Munich. Works for an unknown oil company. Doesn't Click here to write your own.
He comes on hard and quickly takes you to Hangouts. He seems young and new at scamming. All the usual scam approaches and moves you to Hangouts as soon as possible. He moves you to Hangouts and has no interest in telling you much about who he is. It seems he has a script and knows nothing else but to look at it all the time. Then he wanted Details are hard to come by due to him knowing only one thing, how to throw love at a woman. Was living in Washington State but had to fly to Cyprus for investors or some such garbage.
I am a businesswoman so many people request me to be in touch. The name he used in June was Serge Michael. He is a miserable man and quite sick too. Luckily, they were not successful. I has a list more than 4, but the rule here is only LoL Click here to write your own. Albert Luke, manager on an oil rig in South Africa. Two children Kelly and Jonah in boarding school in Canada.
Millions in his account Scammer from many platfroms okcupic, facebook, ilikeyou Not rated yet He approved me on a dating website. Not rated yet Same person. Dont be a fool as he is a big Liar and only interested in your monies. Dr garth POF When questioned about his pics he POF scammer Google his pics! He has lot of aliases. Widow, Swiss living in Scotland and bla bla.
Easy to find if google his pic there. Have reported this to POD site also. Widower of course, wife died of cervical cancer. Goes by several names.
Easy to find if you google his pics. Not rated yet Texted on Instagram. STEAM cards is his vice. They have zero conscience and will rob you blind. I found him on another site with the name Kelvin Hill. He is scamming a friend of mine. What starts off as an innocent game of scrabble can end up costing you both your money and your heart!!!! First they request Click here to write your own. He is a sweet talker and very easy to believe. He said his name was Anthony Tony James.
Architect stuck in Dubais. Needs money to get some paperwork so he can get out of Dubais and come home. Buyer beware! Had fake romantic encounter with Anthony Blake. He found me on Zoosk dating website. Pretends to be originally from Portugal. He says he is a single man with a daughter still living in France. Widowed with one daughter Melliss They are in words with friends and try to get your email and install hangouts app Has anyone been contacted by a Dr Donald Hilton, orthopedic surgeon from Dublin, Ireland?
Not rated yet Thru twitter, I was contacted by a Dr. Donald Hilton, an orthopedic surgeon from Dublin City, Ireland. Father of 2. Wanted gift cards for his birthday. Wanted to know my exact location. Asked for my text number. Begging me to go on Hangouts. Handsome photo. Saying how lonely he was and how gorgeous I was. Born in Saint Antonio Texas. He had no profile pic until last night, he just had a capital W.
I trusted him and I sent him to come home on. After he got the money he needed but I said hell no and I stopped talking to him. He is a single dad. I did the mistake of accepting a friend on FB. He said that wife died eight years ago and has a 16 year old daughter named Stacey. She was in a boarding school while he was working on Click here to write your own. Is from Santa Barbara. Has been married but no kids.
Uses AOL. This man went by the name of Gabriel Rodriguez. His voice never appeared to match with his pictures. Broward County. Its Voip. Carrier is Bandwidth. My advice. Has German accent. Claimed he was stuck in Texas and needed to pay his taxes to come home. This one may have actually stolen a legitimate person's account and is now using it.
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My account name there is very generic. But stupid. Great with words though - the best! However he gives same story. He owns a hotel in Florida. His sons has a nanny. His wife died of heart disease. And he works as an engineer in Denmark. Calls himself Barry Luigi, widow, 19 yr old son named Jeremiah, father from Kuweit, mother from Israel. Working on an oil I was friend by the supposed man in th ed pics. Not rated yet I was friended by the supposed man in the picture. There are 2 other accounts on Instagram.
His user name at the time was MarkHendrix He is on Words with Friends. He is on Google app. He will tell you he is from Albany, NY. He is widowed. I believe this man is using his name. Not been scammed yet, but he is working his way up to it. I'm just going along with Bamavettech gmail. We talked for almost a month when he had to get on a boat for a job in the Gulf of Mexico. He has never been married and has no children. Talked for a month but we never met so I broke it off.
Met him on the Coffee meets Bagel dating site. He is online on hangouts deep in the night. No answers. Didn't ask how are you. Doesn't ask can you get a card. He makes it sound like I said I would? Have phone number from Germany, and Poland. Mariano Torti. Straight away smooth. WhatsApp messenger. Pictures of him but not selfies. Email every day. Hunter will ignore you. If he thinks you have money watch out. Wanted to play him. Any information would be helpful. Met on Coffee Meets Bagel dating site.
His Facebook is pictures of an attractive man. Good luck! But is in the scamming business. We met via UK dating agency. Very long communication between us. Over 2 months. Said he is slovak which I think is true. Asked for money which I sent. I'm such an idiot. Says he is Norwegian with American father. Two lids, Jessica and James. He tried to friend Franklin Genene. Not rated yet An exact version of the above profile on match. Share your story of how you was conned and scammed.
I know it's just a photo and not the real Nigerian scammer but still he uses this photo to trick you. My scammer asked me for She is unaware that im doing this. Haha Messaged me that he wants to get to know me. Be Careful ladies he is good at what he does.
If you know him tell James Naso Immediately switched to Whatsapp. Messaging me multiple times throughout the day for 4 months. Claims he is from Denver but is Click here to write your own. Beware he is not who he says he is but a Big scammer. He is smart, polite, gentle and well spoken. We chatted and talked on the phone for hours every day and I fell for him.
Where exactly do you report them. Quite the romantic talker! Said he was from Germany. He has very broken English. Uses phone number from Texas. He has changed his picture on instagram but still a scammer. Needs money to help his daughter. Smooth talker, uses Instagram and hangouts. Does not ask for money right away. Using the Zoosk dating site, he comes across as a normal guy.
Then the "let me tell you all about me". First I received a friend request from a Greg Navas so I accepted. This one is on Tinder, Instagram and Fb. After Tim Potente. Also uses FredHead His name he said was Sean Franklin itz-sfranki aol.
That his daughter is married and expecting her first child. Beware because When I asked if he was born elsewhere he ignored the Click here to write your own. I encountered him last year. He sent very different photos of himself and he works offshore on the pipelines.
Didn't send much. But glad I stopped when I did. A love story with a young lady from Nigeria. Another engineer scam, but he's actually in Lagos, Nigeria. Although he never called me honey, baby, my wife etc I just feel something is not right.
He contacts a women then starts to talk to her on other forms, ask for Shane Mario Antony. Probably not his real name and claims to be a widower with two children.
He said he got a big contract in London. Wants to finish the Mark Austin Fake! Steve Jones's picture. He contacted me on IG and uses some poor guys pictures and is posing as a Christian. Wanted to share additional photos in case he's using these photos now instead. Ryan Parker about 2 weeks ago. He is saying he's from Texas, has an 8 yr. If its too good to be true then it usually is. Two weeks in to communication he goes to South Africa.
Wife died 9 or 10 years ago. Charming and makes promises of love and wanted to Scammer using the identity: Peter Edward Peter. The scammer has the email Peter. He is nothing but a POS that Facebook creep. Pretends to be an engineer from California that travels Dr. Goes by the name of Chris Stewart in the U. Army he says. On a "national assignment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. American women aren't as foolish as he would like to think. Widow, wife killed in a car accident, one son in scholmsmewhere in the uk.
Extremely romantic, called me his wife, queen, etc. I was very vulnerable. Thank the Lord I didn't lose any money. I have created two FB groups where you can post pics.
Working on an oil rig in Scotland, wife died, 13 year old son Ryan. A sympathetic man, at that time on a UN mission in Syria. Henry Wallace. I clicked on his picture and we quickly became friends.