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Image of cupid and heartNot everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all of the tricks? They’re looking to steal your money.

As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims. After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account. The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country. Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.  

Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake. They ask you to:

  • chat off of the dating site immediately, using personal email, text, or phone
  • wire money using Western Union or Money Gram
  • set up a new bank account

Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine? If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer. And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.

Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. If your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam.

Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common. There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. If this happens to you, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams.

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Broken
February 19, 2020

In reply to by Star1946

I have spoken to someone sane story but using name of Walter Kleitz
Not a banker
July 28, 2021

In reply to by Broken

I am talking with Walter too. He is from California, works on a rig, needs money for equipment, seems sincere, and very romantic. Not sure if to believe him or not, been scammed by a couple of guys of $10,000.
Michael
June 28, 2018
I am currently talking to a lady who lived in Florida and then moved with her grandpa to Michigan. She claims she loves me and I have pictures of her and her daughter and her address but now she claims she needs my credit card information so that she can have her lawyer deposit funds into the account because she claims she is worth 50 million dollars but needs help claiming it. I also have her lawyers number and address so I am conflicted.
FTC Staff
June 29, 2018

In reply to by Michael

If you give someone your credit card number, they can make charges to your account - even if they say they're going to make a deposit.

Also, some scammers promise to pay off credit card balances, and at first they make a payment. Then, they ask their new friend to send a cash advance from the "paid off" credit card account. Unfortunately, after the person sends a cash advance, the scammer reverses the credit card pay-off. In the end, the victim's credit card is not paid off, and he or she has a new  charge for the cash advance.

Deborah68
June 29, 2018

In reply to by Michael

Hi Michael, I have a similar experience. The person I am talking to wants me to give him access to my credit cards so he can pay them off. I would then get cash advance to have a briefcase delivered to me that will contain $20,000 for his hospital bill. Whst ever you do don't give out your credit or banking information. I never gave this man my credit card information. He was very very angry but you have to protect yourself.
Concerned
June 28, 2018
Anyone know Michael Cooper, says he is originally from Greece but his accent does not match. He just left for month long project in Alaska. When I expressed doubt, he sent picture of boarding pass which looked similar to one that I found online. No requests for money but I'm concerned something's not on the level.
Li
June 29, 2018
from my experiences and observation..seems all scammer use numbers behind their name on email address.. for example : lucky007@ gmail.com or charlesowen869 @gmail.com..These numbers maybe some kind of their operation codes.
budafly68
June 29, 2018
Some guy named James Miller requested me on Instagram saying he's a marine engineer out of the United Nations, lives in Los Angeles, he's already saying he's seeking a wife but wants to see if we are compatible. He hasn't asked me for money or anything but reading some of the stories here I think I will block him to be safe.
deerintheheadlights
June 29, 2018
omg... i think i have the same guy.. i am seeing a pattern here. same as what this guy is doing to me now. *moneygram *walmart *opening a new bank account *wire transfers *love bombs (with a car, a house, a RING??) *promises uuurrggghh!!
mimi
January 05, 2021
hola pues mi historia me case con un hombre que su nombre era falso usaba el nombre de su cuñado y es su primo pk los árabes si casan entre primos y había muchas cosas no calaras y empecé a buscar y encontré muchas cosas de ella que el nombre no era correcto su nombre verdadero era otro no se que hacer como actuar si su familia te dice que no se llama tal fulan así que me vida se fue al carajo mis sueños mi todo encima si quiere vengar me dice si me dejas te mato y me mato no se q hacer fue lo denuncie pero no se como tiene los papel bien hechos que dicen q no son falsos claro como el es refugiado entro y dijo soy fulan listo que hago alguien que me ayude
Babette
June 29, 2018
I have a similar Adventure, he was shipping out to Syria with a company that was hired by the Militaryto help because of the unrest. Well I met him before he left, so within 8 hrs he was from NY in Syria good timing. So iphe was totally in love Inwas to be his Sister his Mother and his Wife, he was from the Picture, we all know it wasn’t the red blooded American because when he called he had an Accent which came from becaause he was born in Spain. Oh he sounded like Antonio Bandersa, and he was in love with me, and after a few day he hummed around until I ask what is it, oh can I please be his wife, I thing in less then a week. Well we went along and I ask if it was possible to meet him when they got back in August, we’ll afew Days later he called and said that he was flying out to be with me. And the tithe three month he has left he can pay the company to let him get out of his contract, well I got the get the iTunes for 200. I asked him why, well for whatever, I got only a 50 $ ok. So I get a call the the Chinese Police got him at the Border because he didn’t have the correct paper work. Now mind you , Syria Is llike surrounded by Turkey a far way from China like about 3000 Miles. Ok well I’m sorry can’t do that. Then he said he being jailed, had somebody call me tpsaying that this was the Chinese police and I need to send 4700.00 to get to pay for the papers. I ask them lot let me talk to him well they couldn’t do that. So he called crying that he is cold and. Outdoor I please send the money. I told no way. And have a good live in.china and he should learn the languages.
Babette
June 29, 2018
I have another one , he is on a Rig. I met him on Instagram , he didn’t know how he coiuld pass such beautiful person like me. Well as it goes in a few days I got the best and nicest love letter, some rhymed some didn’t. I recognized some from a book. Oh we where somin love and missed each other. Texted hrs at a time, when I got after a few weeks ok how can we be so much in love as couples tharpts been together month and years, well I ask for an address why, I don’t know pictures dumm too. But I got an ID Card from the Exxon company and his name Kelvin Smith the picture welding Manager, I thought hey that is real. Knowing in the back of my mind being from upNoryh and having an Louisiana drawl. He didn’t ask for anything wehere two happy people going to get together as soon as he gets vacation . Well give me a time span, well he couldn’t. So after all that therecwhere little sign very small. Mostly on the texting oh but he was good. Well today I get the text he could pay of the company to get an early out if he pays them 2000,00 , ok that’s when I blew my stack. And he tried to put it on me that I don’t mean all the love because I don’t help him so he c an be in my arms and we will be together forever. Oh well , he is not letting loose that quick, but I never seen anybody get blood out of a turnip yet, ladies, when they call you Wife in the first few weeks. Run as fast as you can . Or be like me, wishing he would Change hoping, but knowing better. O
simone
June 29, 2018
I know I'm being scammed but keep talking to Murphy Miller, widowed (wife passed of cancer) has daughter 16, named Kathy. Fell in love immediately, very smooth, says he wants to marry me and is buying us a home in Miami. Trying to con the conner, he wants security boxes sent to me from UK, claims he cannot get to them, he says he's an engineer working a contract in LA but from New Zealand with heavy Spanish accent. I want to turn him in, I want to stop him from doing this to others, Any Advice PLEASE?!?!?
Unsure48
June 30, 2018
Just want to know if the name FrankMike head surgeon in Syria rings a bell with anyone. He's scared to death and wants out. Asked me to contact to the UN and tell them we are supposed to get married so he can be released immediately. His son is in boarding school in Atlanta. His wife died in child birth and his parents died in a car accident when he was in college. Very good looking and claims he only wants to be with me. Contacted me through Instagram.
LCM
September 06, 2018

In reply to by Unsure48

This guy by the name of Miller Smith Jay sent me a friend request via Facebook, I accepted the request. Here's his story "His wife passed away some years ago, has a 14 year old son named Leo who's in boarding school in the UK. He claims to be a doctor in the army currently stationed at Damacus, Syria He asked me to go to "HANGOUTS " to chat with him. I started chatting with him around August 1st, he claims I'm his soulmate, wants to marry me, texts a lot of sweet words that would make your heart melt. He has asked for ITUNE gift cards in the amounts of $200, $100, $50 and finally $25. I got him one for $25, and told him not to ask me for money or anymore ITUNE gift cards. Now he wants me to send an email to United Nations Bank using this email address Bankamericacharlotte1990 @gmail. com Stating I am his wife and beneficiary of his fund and what can I do get my husband funds. I believe he's a scammer. How can you want to marry someone you have never met in person. I will block him.
Stupidon
February 02, 2019

In reply to by Unsure48

Yep ..but called himself mark William's n had a daught that needed help.. he was in the UN in Iraq a doctor got me for 16000
Worried Neice
June 30, 2018
My aunt has been talking to a guy by the name of Dwayne White or Potter & so far she has send him $5600! I am so worried because she is not in her right state of mind & she won't listen to anyone that he's a scammer! He's supposed to be a sergeant in the army with no family & him mother just died...I'm trying to show my aunt proof that he is not who he says he is but I haven't had solid evidence yet! Someone Please Help!!!
klopezv
January 08, 2021
Un chico me busco por IG. Se hace llamar Alberto García. La misma historia del paquete. La misma historia de que lo ayude a salir de Afganistán por licencia de emergencia. Todo es un fraude.
FTC Staff
July 05, 2018

In reply to by Worried Neice

You could show your aunt this article from the Army Criminal Investigation Command about scammers who pretend to be soldiers. The first warning is: Don't send money!

The Army warning lists certain claims the fake soldiers will make, and tells you what is really true for soldiers.

The Army article also has links to fake documents the scammers use.

Jesus mercado
January 08, 2021
mi Facebook me trata como delincuente asiendome mover mi cabeza de un lado a otro y al yo TENER SUFICIENTES PRUEBAS solo me borraron mis cuentas y desactivaron mis correos Como jesussilva09×× y otras 2 más y donde pueden encontrar SERVICIOS ALA COMUNIDAD CON LINKEDIN O programas como Athenas no se donde puedo subir todas las imágenes guardadas en memoria pero quisiera saber donde puedo confiar
Año Nuevo
January 09, 2021
Esta persona se hace pasar por el nombre de Jason Geroge kelvin y que supuestamente trabajaba en dohar Qatar en el Sidra Medical and Research Center, que era viudo y había dejado una hija en California que vivía con su tía no había podido mandarle dinero ... primero alegaba que el hospital le había pagado en efectivo 500000 dlls (manda un video con los billetes) y decía que no sabía qué hacer con ellos que si podía depositarmelos a una cuenta mía obviamente le dije que no y me pidió 650 dlls para ayudar a su tía y que llegando a California en marzo me lo pagaba ... obvio lo bloque tengo el teléfono celular de donde me marcaba fotografías que supuestamente era él y su dirección de email por si alguien le interesa
jmishili
January 09, 2021
En instagram Brian lee es ingeniero de aeronautica civil, pone la foto de un tipo coreano muy guapo. Ofre e un paquete de regalo y te pide q reces por él para ganar un contrato. Te manda la carta donde obtuvo el contrato y luego paraagrade er te envía in regalo. No sé si el regalo llegarapero yo le sigo el juego. Quiere saber si manejas, si tucasa es prpia, en q trabajas eyc. Siesonofunciona te pide fotosparachsntajesrte. Yo no he caido.medivierte su insistencia
Granny
June 30, 2018
I am also chatting with a guy in Turkey, his name is Jackson Mcgrew. He is on a oil rig in the Turkey's dessert too. He gave me his bank account specifications to login. He wants me to transfer money to another account. I am really wundering if this is a scammer. Does this sounds familair to anyone?
FTC Staff
July 02, 2018

In reply to by Granny

Some scammers use people to help them transfer stolen money. They don't reveal that the money is stolen - they tell a story to cover up what they are doing. They meet someone on line and ask their new sweetheart to use her own account or to make transfers.

If you do this for a scammer, your name is on the bank account and on the money transfer forms. If you get involved with one of these schemes, you could lose money and personal information, and you could get into legal trouble.

gameover007
June 30, 2018
Some guy named Brian L Andreas, single/divorced man, no children, saying his wife of 25 years cheated on him with his best friend, says has no family, about 58 claiming to be doing a 8 week job in Turkey. He said he was living in San Fransisco since november 2017, but lived in Texas before and is an architect and tendered for work. Flew off to Turkey. On arriving in Turkey he said he would be preparing the work site while he was waiting for his materials from China. First he needs extra money to pay insurance and he is short of funds to get them to Turkey and is not able to complete his assignment, then calls asking for money to pay customs to release his materials and the latest thing is that he needs $ 5 500 for transport from customs to the site for the materials. Has anyone else been asked the same thing, get calls on hangout,get generic poems, telling how much he loves them, that they are his wife, his one and only. the list goes on. He was supposed to have gone back to USA but is still in Turkey waiting to be paid then he can or will pay you back, so he is Currently in Istanbul, Turkey. Please, please respond if anyone has anything to add about this man.
zoey
July 26, 2018

In reply to by gameover007

gameover007, this is the same person the a Dee44 is referring to in July and yourself, everyone needs to join together and get this man caught. is there no way that this can be done. BRIAN ANDREAS LUKAS 60 years of age. says he is an architect... same story, i wonder if everyone has the same email address and pictures of him?
Dee64
August 16, 2018

In reply to by gameover007

I've been talking to the same guy since March except he has asked for much larger dollar amounts than what you're reporting. Said he was living in Westwood La before going off to Turkey but is still in Turkey. He's pretty good at crying as well.
Viviana
January 11, 2021
Jajajjajajaj me está sucediendo igual me está diciendo que necesita transferir un dinero desde Siria me contacto por Facebook se hace llamar el perfil blisfull rich (Murphy) y está pidiendo que envíe mis datos....por favor que no seamos más las que caemos en estos cuentos.
Dery
January 11, 2021
Al parecer me han jugado la misma treta, solo que ahora se hace llamar Dan Micheal, tiene una niña de dos años y que su mujer murió dando a luz, le he pedido fotos de su hija y me envía fotos de una niña, también le pedí fotos con la niña y el y me dice que no tiene, que esta en Brasil en capacitación y que paga mucho dinero por la niñera. También comento que no tiene padres ni familia que esta solo y que necesita a una mujer junto a el. Le comete que no le creía y me contesto que entonces si no confiaba en el esto no podía pasar. Pobres tipos algún día caerán
Dery
January 11, 2021
Al parecer me han jugado la misma treta, solo que ahora se hace llamar Dan Micheal, tiene una niña de dos años y que su mujer murió dando a luz, le he pedido fotos de su hija y me envía fotos de una niña, también le pedí fotos con la niña y el y me dice que no tiene, que esta en Brasil en capacitación y que paga mucho dinero por la niñera. También comento que no tiene padres ni familia que esta solo y que necesita a una mujer junto a el. Le comete que no le creía y me contesto que entonces si no confiaba en el esto no podía pasar. Pobres tipos algún día caerán
Angel 21
January 12, 2021
Tengo una historia similar el se llama Ralph sampson esta en kabul afghanistan y es teniente esta divorciado con dos hijos y la ex era drogadicta y los niños los esta cuidando una nana, el no me ha pedido nada y me ha llamado por video llamada, y tiene perfil en Facebook un poco corto sin muchas fotos ni información y eso me preocupa
Angels e su di…
January 12, 2021
Este señor que dice llamarse Martínmongaillar, es un estafador o no
Donna lee
July 01, 2018
Any one know robert paheco or bauer or alot of alias name and kelvin benson jones they used me
Rodrigo
January 13, 2021
Hola. A mí me contacto una señora que dejaba una supuesta herencia de sus marido en Francia que decía haber fallecido y no tuvieron hijos. Ella decía tener una enfermedad terminal. Me pedía datos por e-mail nunca se los pase porque empecé a dudar encima su nombre era similar a la cantante Karol G eso era lo gracioso. Hasta que los denuncie por spam en Google. Y les pase todas las capturas a la policía federal a la sección de estafas porque ví la misma historia en varios portales de internet. Saludos.
Lolo
July 01, 2018
Has anyone heard of a guy name James Patrick Baker. He claims he's in Afghanistan emailed me from POF Been talking to him for almost a month now after 3 days he says he loves me and then a week later he asks me to send a money. When I told him no we talked for another week I haven't heard from him in 2 days now
Kiki
April 25, 2020

In reply to by Lolo

I am dealing with a man right now using same name. He has me light into his bank account yesterday to do an instant transfer to his Daughter's "nanny ". I was worried but when I logged in had his photo plus when I would need a code it would send to email and he would text it to me. Which got me in. He couldn't get an internet connected at the time. The phone service was very weak at the time. He had a very large balance I felt maybe I was being groomed but I played along. The transaction failed at the end because the final transaction code he sent didn't work. Today he is asking me to send this woman money and he will pay me back. Not happening I do have photos if you could somehow compare
Valeria
January 14, 2021
Me llamó Valeria soy de México yo he sido estafada con mucho dinero, trabajo en una oficina de gobierno me contacto un hombre en instagram he mantenido la relación con él porque me solicito que hiciera la solicitud de matrimonio militar ya que el se encuentra en un despliegue en Siria el dinero ha sido depositado en cuentas bancarias mexicanas se hace llamar William Ty Donaldson, Michael Donaldson o Michael Freddy Gonzalez sigo en contacto con el por whatsapp me bloquea y desbloquea cuando se le pega la gana he aguantado mucho por recuperar mi dinero
No use su dirm…
January 14, 2021
Hola a mi me esta pasando lo mismo en December 18 del 2020 en Facebook esta persona Marcos Silva me mando un request lo acepte por que habia 1 persona q yo la tengo en f.b. Me decia de todo que preciosa eres wao. Despues el se salio de Facebook para comunicarnos por hangup y hablamos todos los dias por texto dice que es militar y esta en Siria en la guerra. Me escribe que se enamoro de mi, que me quiere que nos vamos a casar ,me manda fotos de el ,otra foto con su hijo de 7 años que su esposa fallecio hace 4 años en un accidente.Y el lleva mas de un año en Siria. Me hable de cariño,amor, bebe,conejita de miel. En fin bien romantico.Que yo me quedo sorprendida. Fue a una mision y el era el liver. Ese dia q Iban hacia la Frontera de Turkey se encontraron con los terrorists y empezaron a dispararles a ellos y murieron 8 militaries. El se salvo y otros. Era una mision de 3 dias. Fueron a cuevas que encontraron minas de oro y muchas cosas. Regreso a la base y que los comandantes lo premiaron con 400,000 mil dolares cash por el buen trabajo que hizo. De hay va una persona a la base que hace envios a Estados Unidos en esa caja envio sus cosas personales y todo el dinero. Por Jed logistics y eso pasa por Aduana ect. El me dice rastrea el paquete con esta numeracion ok chequeo dice que esta en hold en Germany. Esa compañia me dice que tengo q pagar 4,500 para yo recibir el paquete. Y yo dije quee. Le comento al el dice Marcos de verdad como va hacer eso.Y yo le hacia muchas preguntas a el. Esta compañia me mande a donde tengo que hacer el pago y que a una Kristina Rosado en chase bank in New York city...Yo casi a apunto de mandar el dinero monogram en Walmart le dije a la muchacha no se estoy nerviosa y le explique me dijo eso es fraude no lo hagas. Yo no te lo voy hacer me dijo. Me fue luego se lo comente a el ok pues trata de hacer lo mejor q puedas yo dije voy al banco y el me dice me avisas cuendo estes en el banco cariño me decia el. Dije ok y el insistia por favor ayudame nos van a quitar lo que contruimos tu y yo....Yo fui a la policia y decir lo q estaba pasando conmigo me dijeron eso es robo de dinero no lo mandes...le di la informacion de todo fotos. Email de el. Me llamo por video camara por primera vez y casi no se veia bien o hablar bien por la señal el vestido de militar en un truck u gafas puestas. El solo tenia 7 fotos en Facebook. Al otro dia yo me comunico con aduana USA y me dijero lo mismo eso es una estafa quieren dinero. Hice el reporte y le di toda la informacion de el. Ahora el me dice que vaya al Washington y pedir una solicitud para salir de Siria. Yo lo dije tan lejos waoo. Pues ve a Servicio de defensa y manda una carta pidiendome cariño. Me quiero ir no puedo vivir sin ti te amo me decia el ami...Entonces me dice voy hablar con el comandante a ver que me dice. El comandante le dijo que no....ahora a ver q me dijo el Marcos Silva. Yo nunca le madare dinero a ver que quiere ahora. La compañia me dice que esto no es un juego, por que yo lo insulte a ellos...insistiendo ellos por el dinero ja...que la caja tiene oro please jamas...Ahora actue sarcastica con Marcos el militar. Me dice que por q actuo asi. Por nada cariño a mi nadie me va a cojer de estupida...menos mi dinero...luego le dije me mandaron un email la compañia q quieren dinero. A por que no me lidijistes para tomar cartas al asunto,esto no se va quedar asi...yo le dije ve a la embajada americana en Siria para q te ayuden a recuperar la caja....ok dejame esto ami amor no te estrees mas...asi me habla a mi el...Pero una novela de amor. El me dice por que tu no me crees te estoy diciendo la verdad por la vida mia y de mi hijo....No se estoy confundida.
Antonieta
October 27, 2021

In reply to by No use su dirm…

Por favor no e hagas caso, a mi me pasa lo mismo, yo lo paso bien, el me cree pero cuando me pida algo, no se lo daré, no des direcciones, a mi me hablan de una petrolera en Oslo/Noruega
Opals
January 14, 2021
Hace unas semanas conocí a un hombre que supuestamente tiene 52 años que vive en Miami y que es originario de Rusia trabaja según para la empresa shell, es viudo y tiene un hijo de 15 años que tiene lejos estudiando en otra ciudad de usa, lo más extraño que me sucedió ahora es que dice que supuestamente le han pagado en su trabajo de un año y que tiene problemas para cobrar el dinero desde el océano por que esta en una plataforma y que quiere que yo le ayude para que pueda mandarme el dinero y protegerlo pero que necesita todos mis datos, nombre completo, teléfono u domicilio para que las personas de la cruz roja me lo hagan llegar de la empresa Hearst. La verdad me dio mucho temor e intriga se hace llamar por Frank Sheeran
Pebbles
July 01, 2018
I had very similar incidents on Words with Friends. One guy named Patrick Woods had a very attractive photo of him with a young daughter (wish I knew about the photo lookup). Said his wife died of cancer and he has two daughters 19 and 6 years old. Works on an oil rig and is currently in Sweden. His oldest daughter goes to school in Canada and hasn't eaten for days because he doesn't have money to send. Asked me to send money through Western Union to her "friend" in Toronto, even though he told me she went to school elsewhere in Canada. I guess he forgot that part. When I saw that the wanted it to go to a friend, I balked and then told him I couldn't do it. Blocked his number. I have also been contacted by other men through chat who all seem to be petrochemical or drilling engineers with poor English grammar. Another user, James Baldwin, was very aggressive. Wanted me to go to hangout right away. Told him I was too busy to chat (wasn't really, just got a bad vibe). He insisted on knowing exactly when I would be free to chat, in how many hours would my chores be done. I ended games with him. He tried starting a new game and I have now blocked him. Another Have since blocked all of them. Will always ask at the start if they a. work on an oil rig b. have kids or c. have a wife/child that died of cancer or in a car accident. Glad I trusted my gut and have now seen that this scam is prevalent. Thankful I wasn't taken in.
Wilma
December 31, 2018

In reply to by Pebbles

I got pretty much the same story from Patrick Woods. His oldest daughter is in school in Canada and the youngest daughter in with a Nanny. He told me his oldest daughter was 25 and then he forgot and all of the sudden she is 20. He wants money to eat because he is now stuck in Nigeria. He promises to pay back double. Haha. He doesn't remember his own lies. He has an African accent. Beware of this person ladies.
Hombre 1
January 14, 2021
No se si a los hombres les ha pasado pero me está pasando ahora una chica militar viuda con una hija en USA la misma situación pero fue por Instagram me hablo me pidió que habláramos por Hangouts en 4 días se enamoro perdidamente de mi me ha mandado fotos hasta una videollamada hizo según ella arriesgando su trabajo espere para ver hasta donde llega hasta que ahora quiere que le cargue una gif card de juegos en línea para su hija que está muy mal que ni quiere comer porque se le han acabado los créditos, y hoy me ha llegado otra solicitud por Instagram otra chica militar con la misma historia que me he reído mucho
Chili
July 01, 2018
Stay away from a scammer calling himself Chris McCollins states he is a Jamican was born in US. He claimed to own EAD construction company. He was on POF saying he was a contractor living in Laurel, Maryland. He had several pizzas, drinks, flowers and clothes delivered to a place of business (not mines). He immediately start talking about getting married and was calling me his wife and how God ordained this union and planned to come see me soon but at the last minute received a multimillion dollar contract to build s shopping mall. He stated his meeting was in New York then Germany lastly to Ukraine. While in Ukraine he claims to have struck Gold in small quantities that added up to being close to a million dollars but was waiting for special papers to come from Kiev. After about a week later he calls me saying that he was cleared to have gold but he had to pay taxes to government of $78,000. Of course, he swapped his card and it didn’t go through- LOL! he asked if I could just send him $6,000 but he needed: bank name, my name on card, account number, exp. date, 3 digit on back of card, my online user name, PW, secure question and answer. He asked for clothes and shoes to be sent;then iPhone 10 so he could give to the new foreman and now has asked for $6,000. This fool told me he would payoff my credit card debit but I need to tex him all of my personal information. This one was a Hoot. He was really pissed at me when I asked for his information and Refused to give up my personal information. He started telling me what was wrong with me and ALL black women. BLOCKED
Swnotes
July 02, 2018
My uncle been talking to this girl she claims her father has work in Nigeria and was Murdered. Now She is waiting for ingredients money but needs to pay it off then her and my uncle will move to Florida and live happy ever after, well she send my uncle tons of money then my uncle has to send it to a wired account apparently she is in Nigeria but the money comes from other states she has never video called him never talk on the phone just showed my uncle pictures she goes by the name of grace downey frazer and even had a fake lawyer letter send to him that he will get all the inheritance money once the taxes are paid her number is 234 area code so it’s a Nigeria code but the money is coming from other states in us and they only talk on what’s app I think this is a scam that involves money being transferred to a account idk but her name is grace downey frazer from north Carolina in Nigeria claiming inheritance from her late father if anyone has heard a story like this reply
Cam1josh
July 02, 2018
Mark Donald Switzerland work shell North Sea he is engineer. Don in boarding school in New York. Asked for money for son than I tune cards than money to fly home. Told him I had none he had his friend wire me the money than I sent to airport in Ghana. Haven’t heart from him in 24 hours called me wife queen darlin said he loved me I question him about scammers asked if he was one showed h all his photos on line I believe him and I trusted him. He did gets I tune cards. I now feel like a fool really know what to believe