I messaged him, how did you find me since we have no similar friends. He was getting back into the dating scene since his divorce 5 years ago. Since he caught his wife cheating with another man. So I texted him, and I'm said; send me a picture of you right now. Pictures are awesome - very good looking - 60 ish and is looking for a wife (his son wants a mother figure). Doing the search with that name, there is a John Allen in Los Angeles (this is where he says he is from); but no idea who this person is or is not - but I do know it is a SCAM. The first for 000; the second only for my heart. Mowed over to what's app and he uses a Nigerian number -surprise. Ok now I get the friend request, I guess I'm still hoping there are decent men out there. Told Richard, he didn't want to be called Rich, I'm not as naive as I once was. Thinking back now, I mostly kept the conversation going if ladies that is a clue. I am recently divorced, lonely, and have lost my marriage, home, my job. He couldn't get to the money wired to him, several hundred million, he said, because of a mix up with the deposit. FBI...https://com/amp/Technology/wire Story/us-indictment-charges-80-fraud-schemes-money-laundering-65125441#aoh=15665171890973&referrer=https:// %1$s? amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQEKAFw AQ==&cid=referral_taboola_feed Stories are all very similar.
I woke up in the middle of the night, having that nagging feeling, something is not right. (That nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach still.) Which on FB. I just want to see how long it takes him as this is about the fifth time he's asked me to help him in the past week and a half and I'm going to keep telling him no. This guy is too good looking and successful to sound true. ) But I went along for a bit, but was always suspicious and did some checking. 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:// been scammed twice. ‘You are wrong, You’re making a mistake’ was all he could come up with. Like everyone else his wife died and he has a 14 year old son in boarding school. I searched for him and I found at least 3 profiles on him. Yesterday morning, I gave it a 80 percent chance of being blocked before the day ended. Sent believable photos, more likely of someone else. When he wanted to actually talk he asked if I minded accents, stating he had a British one. Used the recent storm on one there to say he had no way to buy drugs and medical supplies for his crew.
There will be more hardships that only you can help alleviate with your financial gifts.
He may also send you checks to cash since he’s out of the country and can’t cash them himself, or he may ask you to forward him a package. You were targeted by criminals, probably based on personal information you uploaded on dating or social media sites.
by Anonymous (USA) Well he won my heart and prayed for my sick children, and cleaned out my financial life. Many say they speak more than one language but they use translate software. They are all very smooth an romantic with the music. Offered him much love and happiness and signed off. Needed help repair equipment or he would loss everything. Mom thinks he’s coming to pay back loans and take her around the world. Explained I didn't have any, carried on chatting and playing his game, the next thing was asking me to email transocean to request he had leave, which I did, this was followed by a really badly worded email asking for money up front to be paid into an account, but this would be we funded!! It sounded fishy, so I am posting that here too in case anyone had been contacted using the same name. He told me he was 54 his wife died 10 years ago in a car accident. He was sending love letters telling me I've only known him for 30 days on a phone conversation but how much he loved me. Have them watch this episode, the Times reporter travels to Lagos, Nigeria and talks to some of these scammers. I have my own ship registered and leased out to my former company, Shell Oil Multi National Company, so I am a merchant contractor."He may or may not be a scammer, but there are too many red flags for me. They know exactly what to say to you, they gain your trust. It did not bother me that he was a crook, he confessed to it when I wrote to him that I knew who he was. And if he asks for money, cards, laptop, telephone ... Claims to be from San Diego USA has father recently died and left him .2 million and he needs to go to Malaysia to claim it. Made the mistake I’m not taking his drivers license and when his passport seized by Malaysian Authorities, and he needed my help to survive in hot stinking country were his words. So I played along with the game to find as much as I can to protect other women. Ladies think Twice as there is Plenty of Real Men out there who are not Fake Like This One. I met a sweet guy on WWF during a vulnerable time in life (I’m way too smart for this, yet somehow this guy got in under my radar). Claims he was born in Milan, Italy but came to Houston, TX to work as a contractor with Exxonmobil, where he met wife, Florence. ) & left him with a 14 year old daughter in a boarding school called Badminton in London, UK. For those of you who have followed my posts about Jake Emrick, i have now found out who he really is and who the scammer is. My latest one has dark brown hair, eye color not determined, wears glasses, and looks like your average white guy. Had to go off shore for a contract with Conoco Phillips in a hurry. Definitely used God to prove he was "honest" I questioned much of what he told me and he had really bad excuses. Told me it was because he didn't like the way home house looked so he rebuilt it. I told him to use his credit cards AX AND DS he said he used. He needed this because 600,000 was deposited in his bank so the bank had "upgraded" his account and he had to sign for it and no access until then.
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I Have always been very logical minded and hard working but he caught me where I was low and hurting and alone and he won. If they need money then they don't love you and they sure aren't going to be here for you even though they swear they will to help you through your difficult life and pay it all back. I think we have been talking to the same man except mine says his name is Mark Dennis. Wanted me to accept cash from a company he had worked for on a credit card. Met him on POF and he moved on to Whatsapp and then Hangouts. Says he’s from San Diego and heading up an oil rig owned by the Russians. Then said there was a fire on the rig - even sent a video! He had 17K in his account but needed 1K to get off the rig and come to her and marry her. He calls her while she is at the airport waiting for James Wilkerson. Dennis sends pictures of a very handsome guy of one with glasses and very nicely dressed. He keeps wanting me to get the card because they are holding his funds and his crews pay when nobody else's has been held. If I accept an invitation to play from them, I always check how long they've been playing the game. Another thing to watch for -- they use two first names as their full name. Now dont get me wrong, in not condoning what these people are doing by any means but they didnt hold a gun to your head so you are culpable in this and must accept most of the responsibility for what happened and i say people cause you ladies keep saying him. It could have been a woman and hell it makes more sense cause who else could tell a woman what she wants to hear to give up the checkbook besides another woman. Claimed he was in Togo Africa working on a bridge but had done an oil rig in Dubai. Phone number is 2 which was a land line in San Jose Cailf. It’s one excuse after another, believe me, I had one in London, he came up with more excuses than I thought possible not to come home. We need to shut these pieces of garbage down, everywhere. I get a lot of scammers on words with friends and a dating site. I have experienced the small story with Thomas W Anderson on Zoosk dating site. This one asked for a friend request on facebook and of course accepted. Claims he is a oil rig supervisor and works in the gulf. He’s resisted but now feeds me (no doubt fake) information. Bottom line "if it’s too good to be true then it’s probably too good to be true". He wanted to know why I left him in his hour of need. He thought I loved him (which I never said) and that I was heartless. He told me he was a 27 year old Nigerian man who couldn’t get a job and needed money to pay a dowery to get married. Michael Lee 39 years old [email protected] scam, I already reported him already there as well. [email protected] also told him if he ever contacted me again I would make his life hell and I'm armed and know how to use it. They all had a kid that needed cards/money and one was stuck on a rig and couldn't get off unless i sent 1650.00$.
Block them before your heart is torn apart and your savings. Washington has a Nigerian Embassy to report along with other places so google them. He accused me of not trusting him and how he would never ask me for anything again. I told him if a little tiff was what would end our relationship then I didn’t need him in my life. Several crew members injured by explosion on platform and he burned his hands trying to help them. Couldn't believe the lengths he went to but he was so predictable when he asked for money. She won't listen to us and continues to send money thru money orders western union and money gram. He comes off very strong and right away gave me his ph#. A drilling Engineer and lives in Italy, formerly Miami. There is a show called The weekly and a couple of weeks ago the topic was scammers, it is a one hour show and if you have been scammed, are being scammed, know someone that has been scammed and think someone is being scammed. I retired from my company service two years ago and I have set up my own little establishment. The love of my relatives won but sometimes I miss talking to him. He was intriguing and I liked to talk to him very much. He always could calm me down and ask if I ate something or if I ate. But my dear friends, remember that this is just an internet romance and you will never meet them. Was supposed to meet me but ended up having to take care of his sick mother in Michigan. Hi, all, The guys you described with stories sound very familiar. 11 year old son Alex who was in boarding school in New York. Needed 2 0 i Tunes cards to buy books as he was on a platform and something mechanical was wrong. No man that travels to another country and owned his own business is going to travel without his credits cards.