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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 ReportFraud.ftc.gov.

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Concerned family
November 06, 2020
My mother has been scammed out of large sum of money. Will not listen to family that she is being scammed. Has given bank account and ss #. I think she is brainwashed. How do I get help for her. This guy even has a woman claiming to be his daughter and my mom talks to her too. I just don’t know what to do. Has anyone else had a family member scammed?
Worried
November 06, 2020
I'm currently chatting with a William Matthew who I know for a fact has got to be trying to do the exact same thing to me. Ladies beware ease do not fall for it .
Fox
November 07, 2020
Does anyone know Linda Cosby USA army in Syria
No fool
January 20, 2021

In reply to by Fox

She contacted me through Instagram. After a 10 min conversation I told her I had to go. All I did was look up cosby usmc. You ll find what your looking for there!
Anonymous
November 07, 2020
Has anyone heard of the name Hakim
Jf
November 07, 2020
Looking for anyone who has had interactions with Christian McDonald. Norwegian currently working in Sweden. Has a home in California. Works as a private military contractor.
Jenna
November 07, 2020
Do you know anyone called Frank Logan, he also has a similar story as he is widowed with a son of 10 years old and wants to marry me. I have his pictures with a military camp in Iraq. I guess it is a scam but not sure as his English is not so native.
Jackjames
November 07, 2020
I need advice, please read.... (thank you) I met a girl on a Christian dating site. She got me to go to Google Hangups to chat. She says she is Lisa from Indonesia, living in NJ. with a 5 year old daughter. She sent me many photos of herself with her daughter and by herself in other settings . She is not a model kind of girl (34 yrs. old and average appearance) however, with hair down to her ankles. I google searched every pic she sent me, even the pics of her mother in the hospital bed) Found nothing matching. I used different searches for the one of her mother in a hospital bed with, "Indonesian senior hospital bed" and various others ways. I found nothing matching that pic. She said her husband passed away 5 years ago, Anne her daughter never knew him. She is presently in Germany, she had closed her store in NJ in March, because of the pandemic. She said the reason she is in Germany, is because her mother has stomach cancer and is in the hospital there. She is there with her daughter. Her mother is from Indonesia. We have been chatting for just over a week. We also talked on the phone through hangouts. I questioned her , because I feared a scam, and she was angry and wanted to do a video chat so I can see it's her in the pictures, it was. Today, she told me that her mother is getting operated on Monday or Tuesday she said she talked to the hospital cashier and they need money for the surgery, and that she depleted her funds. She didn't ask for any, but she did sound upset, saying her mother will die without the surgery. I told her God will find you a way. I said I would help, but I don't have money. She said she knows I would, and that's ok. She contacted me later, and we chatted about other things, today. What do you think?
Marshmallows
November 07, 2020
Here's a little twist on the usual love scammer profile that I have never heard of before but I am posting this on hopes that others will be warned. I was on a dating site and lost $2744.60 to a military scammer. Said he was in Afghanistan and retiring soon and could relocate to my hometown. Ok that really happened and I was stupid. Supposed to be for a commercial plane ticket but he got busted in France for smuggling gold bars and never arrived. Today's warning is about somebody else that I met somewhere entirely different... I posted a comment on an animal rescue video and he wants my personal contact information. Which I provided like an idiot. Then we go to Google Hangouts... home of almost all scammers! He say MOST of the typical scammers greatest hits... father dead, wife dead... he's a pilot raising his son alone. Gave the name Shun Kyle Wong, always these guys are mancandy and he was 41 years old living in Singapore. But he piled on the charm. I was suspicious about the intensity of the guy. Then he says he is going to Doha Qatar on a business trip for three weeks and when he gets back he's coming to my town to visit for a month. GREAT right? Then about two days after he gets to Doha Qatar he sends me a screenshot of the email saying that his son is in a medical crisis. He had to leave him with the child care agency. The NEXT day he sends me another screenshot of an email saying that his son has a brain tumor and needs immediate surgery radiation and chemo treatment. But they can't do anything unless they get a deposit of $1687 Singapore dollars first. BUT ...he strangely enough forgot ALL of his bank cards and other identifications back home in Singapore! What a shame! So he can't access his pilot account (what's THAT?) Well, I happen to be a professional researcher and I looked up the phone number for the child care agency and contacted the hospital business office. I got a response from the Senior Executive from there and she copied 6 other people who work there as well. It's also posted on their website that if you are a permanent resident of Singapore you can get $30,000 in free medical treatment! I emailed ALL of this back to him! Ooopppsie! That's what happens when you are a stupid scammer and you underestimate the victim you pick! He claimed he was about to kill himself so I quickly looked up the number of the Doha Qatar emergency mental health Crisis control phone number and they also have an English speaking option! So, I solved the problems that he faced and didn't have to send any of my personal funds! His English was terrible...and strangely enough the child care agency used the EXACT SAME misspelled words and terrible grammar! Completely nonprofessional! Because I checked their website and they really do look okay! However it doesn't appear that they offer any type of 24 hours long term sort of arrangement for clients. Hhhhmmmm heeeeyyyyyy this looks suspicious right here... but I seriously doubt he thought I would be checking up on the facility! Hahaha! Funny how when I sent him their phone number...he didn't recognize it! Seems like he would know it if it's where his son is really enrolled! But...of course..we really know... there's no son...no trip to Doha Qatar...no job as a pilot... just some lowlife sitting in an Internet cafe trying to ripoff people the easiest way possible. But be advised...these guys are branching out...they have glutted the dating sites and they're moving on... They're no longer just pretending to be American people or Nigerian Princes ... it's a great big world out there and...you need to be careful!! I'm the voice of experience redux!!!
Desire
November 08, 2020
Has anyone been contacted by a Raymond Lawrence Pascal. Claims to be on a Oil Rig in Italy? Wife and oldest son killed in car accident, by drunk drivers. Has a 7 year old girl!
Sybers411
November 08, 2020
Why do Nigerian men tell me they need my money because they have none but the photos they show ( real ) they have nice clothes and gold watches
N650Bay
November 08, 2020
Just a warning to avoid a Facebook profile by the name of Eric Cuang. It’s a pic of a Chinese/Taiwanese guy. Claims to be a pilot for American Airlines and to have bought his own private jet from his dad’s money he inherited from a company in Turkey. Scammed me $700 on a fake date. I reported him on here and to my local police. Sent me a fake plane ID he claimed he was part owner of that goes by C-GAQG which is a Canadian airplane, not American.
Davina13
November 08, 2020
I have been scammered please watch out for a Zack Romero. Very good looking guy salt & pepper grey hair & beard. He claims he is an oil rig contractor out in Brazil. He sent me a message on Instagram... then moved quickly to Google hangouts. His Instagram account had been hacked apparently. He is incredibly smooth cling always concerned if you have eaten & your wellbeing. Calls you baby, his Queen, Angel and his love. After about 4 days of constant messages he says he loves you. Then he says it's his birthday (26.08.70 DOB) would like stream cards worth between £300 to£500 pounds. After more lovely words of love, how he wants to marry me I'm his world etc... He finds treasure while drilling 250.000.00$ & precious stones. Of course he wants me to keep them safe in the UK. This Box hits Belfast Ireland & prime logistics the courier service needs money for its release £3500, which I pay, because this is for our future new home, because he loves me desperately. It then hits another problem £17.000.00 to be paid to obtain an anti terrorist certificate. I know now this is a load of rubbish & a scam. I have reported this person to the Police. I'm still talking to this person as I want to know his next angle for money. Apparently he is coming for Christmas with his 7 year old daughter Alexa. When he is working she is looked after by the Nanny. His wife died 4 years ago during childbirth with their son.
brokenheartedlvnj
November 10, 2020

In reply to by Davina13

OMG! This is almost exactly what I am going through at this moment. Navy, wanted to send me a "stash" b/c he had to move bases. he paid $1600 for it to ship fast with a private logistics company, which was a non-existent company according to the research I did, but he insisted I needed to help. I got duped into paying $730USD in bitcoin for the package to be released. Late last night, I get another email from the logistics company telling me its stuck in Turkey customs and for $4650 USD, they can get it out. I am not paying that! How stupid I have been, but all was fine for almost 2 months before he made his move. My real bad, I sent shared compromising pics of myself. I have a strong feeling that I will now be blackmailed. He is supposed to be coming to me for Christmas as well, with his 11 yo daughter, Isabel, wife died 3 years ago. Isabel lives at a boarding school in England. Do I call the police or FBI? what can I do? we are still talking because all of this has just begun within the last week & 1/2. Swears he loves me, wants to marry me, will do anything to protect me. How do people live with themselves???
Davina13
November 13, 2020

In reply to by Davina13

Ladies please watch out he is back on Instagram.... ZACK ROMERO
Macy
November 24, 2020

In reply to by Davina13

You could report him as a scammer to Instagram and they might suspend or delete his account.
Mary714*
February 23, 2021

In reply to by Davina13

I think i was scammed by this same guy, he came on facebook as Jorge David and later switched on to Hangouts. Same story," have you eaten", dont stress yourself and also using sweetheart, baby, mostly my love and my queen. Sent me pictures of a very goodlooking mexican guy, said he was a sgt in the military and deployed in Syria. I got wise to him and when I questioned him he was all hurt and was trying to convince me that there are people like that but he is not. It was always undying love and he wanted to marry me. To make a long story short he later tried to convince me that he went on a mission and was successful and brought back a whole lot of gold bars and money and handed it to the commander and the commander gave him a reward of gold bars and 300,000 dollars which he wanted to send me in a box with his retirement papers from the military. I knew then for sure that he was a scammer and the pictures he had sent me were not his. I blocked him imediately before any harm could happen. Before blocking him I told him NO and he said he was surprised that I am acting this way. Anyways I thank God for saving me. This happened in mid January to 18th February 2021.
Leelee559
November 09, 2020
My mother has been doing alot of weird stuff lately acting weird and constantly broke but got a full time job and 20000 well I found a receipt western union to some man named PATRICK WAWAWA ON A MONEYGRAM RECEIPT 1,800
Davina13
November 13, 2020

In reply to by Leelee559

Poor Lady... you really do behaviour out of character. They are so convincing. Try & get her to open up.... before like me thousands have been manipulated from her. Watch out for Luno money pank & bitcoin.
LindyLoo
November 09, 2020
Does anyone know of Alexander Bowman of Singles50
Blackmail and …
November 09, 2020
Im also a victim of romance scammer And I don't know what to do. Scammer told me her personal life and real picture s of her . But I don't know if she is a actual romance scammer. One time she blackmail me she going to deport my family if don't give her the money at night because I told her my family are not from United States and Im stuck being with her right because I'm scared losing my family because they are illegal .and Because her aunt's need money for medical bill at time of night when her aunt sick badly.
Blackmail and …
November 09, 2020
Help i gave her almost my information
Bonbon
November 10, 2020
Has anyone dealt with a James Thompson on a dating site
Chloe
November 10, 2020
I believe there is a guy calling himself by the name of James Williams (Jr) Wang. Claims he from Australia but in Ukraine extracting hydrocarbons. Oh, his mother died during his childbirth. His father raised him and recently died. He grew up with a chef and butler. At first everything was going well until an extraction machine broke down. Then he said due to unstable wifi on the rig and due to relationship between Ukraine and Russia he was unable to access his bank account. Ask if I can wire money from his online banking platform (http://ersparnisseonline.com/en <--- not https and can't find other websites to verify this bank exist) to his client's account for him (Sber Bank). Entrusts me with all his personal information. So, he trust me with all his personal information in return gains my trust. And I now think he's independently wealthy and wouldn't need money from me. But then something goes wrong with wire transfer from his account. Email he sent to his bank saying he was going to authorize transfer somehow failed to be sent. And he can't go back to Australia to set the record straight. So now he needs to borrow money from a Ryan his best friend. (They both went to Princeton University). That doesn't seem to work. Now his parent company is pressuring him. And somehow it ends up with needing me to wire money from my account to his client's. I think I'm dealing with a very charming scam artist.
brokenheartedlvnj
November 10, 2020
Hello. I was contacted in mid-September on Instagram. We started a very normal, light conversation through DM in Insta. Navy guy, widower, with an 11 yo daughter who went to a private boarding school in England. Dad was American & in the Marines, Mom Scottish, so he was raised in Scotland. Both parents deceased now, only child. His name: James Ethan, residing in Texas. We then switched to Words with Friends, my suggestion, after he told me a hobby was playing Scrabble. We continued chatting between there and Insta for about a week, only messaging. He then told me that he had to go away on a secret mission in Iraq for 3 months. Kept asking me to "wait" for him to return and then said he would find a way to keep in touch with me even though he wasn't allowed cell phones, etc. After he left, within 36 hours, he messaged me in Words saying that he had a device that he was using from drone equipment that would allow him to message me secretly. At his prompting, we switched into Google Hangouts when he attempted to video chat me. I briefly saw him, he looked like his pics, but the connection wouldn't take so we could only continue DM'ng. He has religiously messaged me 2-3x/day at odd hours that would match his location halfway across the world. Began professing his love for me after about 3-4 weeks, and he is always so sweet and loving. It has escalated, and I'm embarrassed to say that I've sent him photos of myself (which I'm now feeling certain will be shared, not sure what to do with that right now), and he has been swearing that he will be home and coming to me at Christmas time. Here is where the plot thickens: About a month into his tour, he shared that they went on a secret mission, and that he & his team found some valuables, that they were supposed to destroy, but divided up & kept instead-diamonds &gold. I told him to get rid of the stuff, he insisted it was hidden & would be fine. Fast forward to about a week and 1/2 ago, he told me that he was being re-assigned to another base since that team leader had died. He wanted to send me a package, the stuff he obtained. I agreed to let him send it to me provided I didn't get into trouble. All seemed fine until I got an email from the logistics company for $730.00, the "balance" after he put up $1600, for the package to be shipped. The logistics company was shady, especially since they wanted payment in bitcoin only, but I did it, after much cajoling from him and me flat out asking him what the deal was. He insisted that he was sorry, and that it would be all good, just get the package. That was 5 days ago. Late, last night, I get another email from the logistics company stating that the package is now "held up in Turkey at Customs" and they need $4650.00 to get it released. I told him that I do not have that kind of money and cannot pay it. I am so sick, and I am pretty certain that I have been made at this point, but am now afraid that I will be blackmailed due to pics. Cant believe I was such a moron. This is not settled though as I emailed the company, at his prompting, telling them we already paid their fee and no more should be expected. He is telling me to be calm, but I'm thinking this will go south very quickly. Please, someone, how can I search the pics that he has shared with me online to see if they come up with other names associated with them as suggested? He shared pics from a "thumbdrive" he had of his dad & he when he was a kid, younger man, some photos of him in his tactical gear as well as some more recent ones. He is a very muscular, gray haired, bearded guy, with lovely brown eyes, very attractive, in his pics. The Instagram account remains up, and I believe that he has been accessing it still, though he made up an excuse that he "tried" on the army server and almost got caught, when I asked him about it.
Nupsu
November 10, 2020
The man was in Tinder, 45 years old, very solid, a neurosurgeon in California, a woman died of cancer years ago and he is raising a son. Long letters, 2 weeks later he was very much in love and wanted a common future. He wanted to send me a small gift. It was then an iphone, ipad, gold ring, gold necklace and 18,500USD. The shipment had arrived in Turkey when an e-mail came in that money had been found in the package and in order for me to receive the package I would have to pay 2700 €. Of course I did not agree to pay it. Tried to put more pressure on me to take a loan, etc. When I said I did not pay and not my problem, blocked me and disappeared. The name was Hugo Fernandez at the time. Kris is now 44 in Tinder
Kamii
November 10, 2020
Im worried for my mum as she is talking to an Andrew Thomas. He first messaged her on instagram and has told her to delete instagram and install another chat app. They have been talking for months and is love drunk and im worried for her as she's already sending Steam cards to apparently pay for a flight here. He has a dimple on his chin and has a German shepherd named Bazooka and claims to be in the military out somewhere. She has contact with his 'comander' If anyone can come across him please reply as I need help in believing he's a scam and try to get her to stop.
Kiki
November 10, 2020
Anyone been scammed by men using....clifford edward? Chottu sahani?? My mother has been scammed by this man. I think it's the same man because he has the exact same story. Thank God I'm not gullible and fall for it. I got on there and told him he will not get $1 from me y mom. Thank God she had me!!! She got very mad at me because he quit talking to her. She is 80 and very long er ly as nd really fell hard for everything he said. Thank God we live in a very small as ll town, I told the mgr at every store in our town not to sell her any cards or let her send any money She tried but I got a call from the woman at the store telling me she was trying to buy a card for a man she met online. I have to work and cant watch over her all day and night. HELP PLEASE!!!
almost scammed
November 10, 2020
goes by the name of Daniel Martin Thomas...says he is French but has a heavy African accent...from new York...divorced with 4 children....wife cheated...gorges photos...and i caught him out n cuz i commented on his pic and my friend called me and asked me if i knew him well, because he had been sweet talking for months...eventually bought her a gift and sent her a link to pay for receiving the gift....she then called him to explain that she had no money to pay...he said he had sent money for her in the package lol....why wud u put money in the post wen u can transfer...lol he proposed marriage to me n i thot wow...that quick..just a few days n he asks me if i ate etc.
Tracy
November 10, 2020
Anthony Leacock, Chase Scott or Scott Chase, Richard Jackson all scammers from Africa
kas008
November 10, 2020
What is the name of the site you can post pics or see pics of the scammer. I am from Canada and the guy I am talking to name is Roberto Piero Says he is in Cyprus on work but only for 2 weeks. He asked me to send him an I phone 11... and was very clear on the phone he wanted, and very pushy about saying just get it done. I knew he was scamming me, so I gave him a phoney DHL tracking #. told him I would be out of town for a week, no internet service. I think he is feeling something is happening, but oh well. I plan to report him today to the RCMP. He is supposed to be from Calgary, AB... and 60 years old which I highly doubt, I would love to submit pictures of him for others to see, just need a site name
Naplesrose
December 06, 2020

In reply to by kas008

Were you ever able to locate a site where we can publish pictures of the people we feel have scammed us?
Being Scammed
November 10, 2020
I met a man online who says he is a doctor out of california working for the United Nations. Over 18 months ago he was sent to kuwait. After six months because of fighting over there he was then sent to Nigeria. I have been sending money to him because he says his pay is sent direct deposit and he can't get to it until he gets back to the United States. He needs data when internet goes down due to weather. He also needs to buy his own food because local food makes him sick. I sent money for him to go on leave. While on the way to airport he was attacked by thieves who stole his phone and laptop. They beat him up and he was in hospital for three weeks. Then he needed money for a new phone. Then he was going to come home on leave but I had to pay for the two medical personnel who had to get paperwork signed for him to go on leave. I sent it and then we have never heard from him again. This is happening during the pandemic. Now he wants more money to buy airplane ticket to come home to marry me. He professes undying love for me. He hopes I will get a second stimulus check to pay for his ticket. He says I should share with him because he is my husband (he will marry me and we are one heart and soul) and I should help him get here so he can take care of me. He goes by the name Bradley John. I have googled his name many times but I haven't found him. I also looked up United Nations doctors and I can't find his name. He says for security reasons he is not listed. Also I forgot to say I cannot send him money I have to send gift cards. I sometimes have to send again because whomever I have to pay sometimes tell me the card is no good. I am trying to ween myself, but I have to tell you he has a very convincing story. Just as I am convinced he is not real he makes me feel special. I am thinking also that he is portraying different people to me in emails. Therefore can someone tell me how to find the IP address on the emails please. I need help getting away from him and I feel that if I can prove he is same person he won't be able to scam me anymore. Please help me in this!
Macy
November 24, 2020

In reply to by Being Scammed

You don't need to prove anything, you know he is a scammer so just block him, and delete whatever profile you have so he can't contact you again. You have to walk away or he will just take more and more money, that's is all he is after. As soon as you say you won't give him anything, he will disappear anyway.
xephiea04
February 19, 2021
Does anybody here scammed by a guy named Joe Clinton?
Thelittlegoat
November 11, 2020
I never thought this would happen to me. I saw the shows and thought those people are silly. I went on the MMD dating app for military. One of the first people to reach out to me was this beautiful man. His profile said he was 51 years old and his name was Larry Mark Piero. It said that he was German and stationed or living in the UAE. He quickly got me off the site onto hangouts. And when I kept protesting that he wasn’t real and he was some guy from a Third World country trying to get me to pay for his goats, he sent me pictures and then we had a video call. The video call I was extremely happy because it was him! He had a beautiful voice and a beautiful German accent. He told me that he was very interested in me, he was very serious about me at Cetera and so on. It quickly progressed to a love relationship. I really honestly thought it was the best thing that ever happened to me. He called me his little goat. And it was our little pet nicknames for each other. I’m crying As I write this. I’m not a stupid person. But I know now that I am a very vulnerable person. I am an empath. And these people are narcissists. There’s no way they can have feelings and do the things that they do. I don’t care about the sexual Photos. He told me he wanted to marry me and was planning to come here in about a month. He asked me for an Apple iTunes gift card for $100 and I knew I was being set up. I made a decision to do it, and hope that I was wrong. I cried all the way to the store. I cried on the phone to him and I told him to please stop hurting people and to please not talk to me ever again. But he convinced me that that wasn’t who he was and he would pay me back. The relationship got even deeper. Folks I’m talking one week total! What an idiot I am. it wasn’t until my friend told me that you can get Apple iTunes gift cards in the UAE that I started looking around and I found this site. You guys have told my story. I’m completely crushed and devastated. Even during the Apple iTunes incident I begged him not to ask me for money anymore because I told him he would destroy me. I told him that I didn’t have any money, I had maybe $2000 in the bank and that he would devastate me if he asked me for more money. He told me such wonderful loving things. We talked for hours! Hours and hours and hours! He asked me every single little thing about me and told me everything about him. I can’t even begin to tell you how heartbroken I am right now and how much of a fool I am. I felt I had to write him one last time of course, and told him that I’d love him forever. And deleted all the apps. I feel like I’ll never find that type of love… Probably because it isn’t real.
sadcat
November 11, 2020
Has anyone else been scammed by Mike Peden Railway Engineer ? I am thinking I am not the only one. I would like to share stories.
Don&#039;t use juju…
November 12, 2020
Ok so the man I'm chatting is a doctor for the UN working in Frankfurt I asked for photo and he sent us it right away yesterday I asked for one with his mask and yup I got one he says he doesn't get paid till his contract is up but he wants to come visit me but I need to send 1350. To un for certificate of travel cause hes under contract he just can't go without someone applying for his vacation time his name is Patrick Beall very handsome I mean when I ask for photo he sends it right away but I dont like the idea of wire transfer help a confused lady out
Macy
November 24, 2020

In reply to by Don't use juju…

Sounds like typical scammer nonsense - don't send a wire transfer - that's how scammers like to get paid. Why would he need someone to apply for his vacation?? Rubbish. He's a scammer but you could research everything, ask for the official invoice and see the official documents and ask for the government department details, look them up and contact them directly to see if he is registered etc, etc. It's all the usual scammer tricks so it's definitely a scam.
dont trust Reuben
November 12, 2020
we found each other on a dating web site do not trust dating web sites if you are on one and the name Reuben Harrell comes up run he is a very smooth talker and he will steel your money he is very handsome when he does not smile, when he smiles he has very ugly teeth. if there was anyway of showing his picture I would do it in a heart beat. I have found out he goes by THOMAS HANSEN run as fast as you can.....
Worried - step…
November 13, 2020
Wrote a while back in August/ September wondering how it could be a scam, when the woman “Janet Arnold”claimed to be a divorced British nurse ( naturalized American) in Syria, who fell in love with my widower step-dad after barely meeting him on Christian Singles website. He said she sent him money to pay off his credit card. We were worried . Seemed suspect, but didnt seem to be a scam, if she sent him money. Truth came out. $15,000 later, he told us the details. . After Scammer Janet sent him money to pay off the credit card balance, she then asked him to buy IPhones and laptops to convert to bitcoin which she would pay back to help her pay customs to get gold out of London. Claimed she helped some people in Syria who gave her gold as a gift. Step-dad did what she asked for 5 days, but then the payment she made to his credit card, bounced. He was then over his credit card limit by nearly double the amount, plus had purchased a bunch of snap gift cards which he gave her. Scammer had convinced him she was on her way to visit him ,but stuck in London with, so he borrowed money and increased his credit card limit to get money to her. After trying to talk to her on FaceTime , with a poor connection and then realizing that it was a different voice than the first time, he finally realized he was scammed. Scammers were slick and got him to give his bank account info and password, because scammer claimed she needed it to wire in the funds. She also convinced him to authorize her to have third party access to his bank account. He finally told us in the nick of time , so we were able to stop her from draining his bank account. But it was an expensive lesson. Scammers need to be caught and go to prison for preying on vulnerable people, and getting them to go into debt.
Yeshua
November 13, 2020
This guy added me on facebook, he is handsome and told me he fall in love to me, unfortunately I was scammed because he ask me to send him money through bitcoins. I bought a bitcoins and sent to the address he gave me, so tragic that I was being scammed by this person. He's living in North Carolina now. I have a picture to him. I hope other girls would be aware on this kind of scammed.
Aira
November 13, 2020
Fake profile on Hangouts: James Andres claims to be Widowed, lost his wife in car crash Son named Kevin, claims to be from the US and on a mission in Afghanistan Using stolen pics of a Russian soldier, the photos show up on several fake dating profiles including one from LovePlanet Lures victims to Hangouts for chat. Sends the following copy and pasted garbage to victims . I am an honest, kindhearted, hardworking man who does need the support of a loving woman. Ideally, l am someone who is confident in what he want and who he is. We all face tough situations in our lives and we sometimes tend to be mislead by it. A lot of times we often tend to give up. In this life, I have chosen to give up numerous times but I am proud to say that I have also chosen to stay strong and be patient all these years..... no being in any relationship since I lost my wife the. I found you who am happy I could share lots of things about me me always expecting you to do the same being honest and sincere with me. He who seek happiness; they say, by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove. Your living is determined not so much by what life brings you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. This is the reason I have decided to move on in life in spite of my incalculable loss hoping for a better future. https://www.facebook.com/cybereducationpage/posts/1119245395156808 Thank god I got across this post on facebook. He also has been with on Hangouts since beginning of November 2020. Has not yet asked for money or anything, but has started expressing deep feelings after a few days. Will block him right away!!
Cautioned
November 13, 2020
How can I do the image search? I can't seem to get it to work unless you pay for a "report".. I was contacted by a pilot named Larry who wanted to immediately switch to text because he is "looking for something serious and true". His phone number is from a different state. He is overly complimentary and vocabulary phrasing off just a tich where I suspect English isn't primary language. Seems nice and hasn't asked for money but I'm a bit skeptical and would like to check out his photo.
Sally
November 13, 2020
I have a friend who I think is being catfished. This person contacted her on Facebook. He says he is in the military getting ready to retire( was supposed to retire last year but his commander wanted 50k to let him retire) Has received money from a prince in Afghanistan and wanted her to open an account to receive it. She has sent him money since he supposedly cannot access his. He has been in Afghanistan for 5 years without time off. He did supposedly video chat with her with his Military buddies behind him when he asked her to marry him. When they do speak, he starts off in English yet switches to a foreign language. He says he is 38 and she is 57, overweight with major health problems. He says he will be returning in December. The saddest thing is this is not her first time for being catfished, the other person who was also supposedly in the Military took her for over 100k. Everyone has tried to tell her that he is fake, yet she wants Love so badly she will listen to his lies. She has also supposedly spoke to his grandmother who is in a nursing home.
Don&#039;t use your…
November 13, 2020
Johnson Williams with daughter ( or maybe not) Mary scammed me out of over $ 10 thousand and I am handicapped. I can’t believe there are people out there who don’t even deserve to breathe the air like him. What goes around; comes around . Remember that whatever your real name is.
Luv
November 15, 2020
Hey anyone come across a King Lukas Mario from USA military ?? On google hangouts???
Erigby
November 15, 2020
I am glad to have found this site. I was scammed in July and August and fell for someone named Brian Geel who was a retired aircraft engineer who now is a Gemologist who lived in MD. I am humiliated to tell you that he ended up getting a lot of money from me even though I saw red flags. He was so convincing I kept doubting myself! It's like I was under a spell. When I started to wake up, I broke it off and changed my bank and credit card accounts just in case and then he called me to say his son had died from a ruptured appendix with Covid complications and I fell for that! I'm sick admitting it all, but want to save anyone else if I can.
Erigby
November 15, 2020
Does anyone know a Teri John Giovanni working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico?