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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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bluuuuu
June 25, 2020

In reply to by Leera

WOW. I just got a request from Smith Taylor. He's in the army and is the only child. Lost both parents. Blocked.
Feelingfoolish
August 31, 2020

In reply to by bluuuuu

Mine was Nathan Taylor from Norway but lives in Houston and just went to Turkey on a job.
luzy
September 26, 2021
A mi me pasó dos veces con un francés que resultó ser pudiente, pero es un demente que disfruta engañar mujeres latinas en Tik Tok Facebook y messenger. Es alguien que ni la ex esposa ni la amante con quien tiene una segunda hija lo quieren por malo. Se llama Jean Philippe Lambert y tiene muchos perfiles y con distintos nombres, está guapo y cree que por su físico puede jugar con los sentimientos de las mujeres. Un asco de gente. Tengan cuidado mujeres de este psicopáta y mentiroso.
helena
September 26, 2021
Perfiles de militares de Estados Unidos, hombres guapos y ricos, son bandas bien organizadas de delincuentes africanos. Mujeres cuiden su dinero y corazón. Y no pierdan el tiempo con gente labiosa y mal intencionada.
YAZRICH
September 27, 2021
Hola hay un hombre que de llama David Raymond y me pide que reciba un paquete son sus documentos. Una empresa se contacto conmigo y me pide el pago de 1500 dólares para despachar el paquete. Supuestamente el va a venir a Argentina en un mes con su hija ..... También es médico y el otro día llamo por teléfono y hablamos pero nunca video llamada, porque según el no se puede en el campamento....
Watchinggenie
October 08, 2018
I have a special needs woman living with me and I think she has 2 or 3 scammers. She is constantly asking me where to get Amazon cards and iTunes cards. The first one is general roy hawkins supposedly stationed in Syria with a son injured in an accident. Supposedly the kids boardi g school in Arizona took him on trip to west Africa and kid got hurt. Needs money for Dr and blood. Has kid calling her mom. Says he gonna marry her. Then said her friend (me) is jealous and doesn't want her to have a better man the she does. And to keep it a secret til he comes for her. Then there is an engineer out of Ohio with daughter named sonia. Wife died, daughter in school in turkey. Goes by name David wilson... She refuses to believe these are scams.
Disgusted
August 12, 2020

In reply to by Watchinggenie

My disabled son has also been a target. These lowlifes go after the weakest in our society. I just found out he sent money to somebody named Benjamin Hawkins.
YAZRICH
September 27, 2021
Siii su teléfono es..+34632532454, a alguien más le pidió ayuda con un paquete?? Es Médico supuestamente y también hablo de casamiento y todo eso....
Lmaxwell
October 08, 2018
I have a guy that says hes from Switzerland but born in France. He never asks for money but says hes done with his job there and in order for him to come see me I need to verify he is coming here with my info. He claims to own a home in California with 2 sons. He says all I have to do for him is name, where hes going, doesnt need to be my address etc. He never asked anything but this. Not understanding whats up
Dani
September 28, 2021
Quiero contar mi historia porque me sucedió algo parecido y a mi si que me lograron estafar, no fue mucho dinero afortunadamente porque me di cuenta enseguida. Todo empezó el 3 de agosto del 2021, cuando recibí un mensaje en la aplicación de fitbit, yo tengo cuentas creadas en casi todas las redes sociales populares, pero también tengo cuentas en redes sociales dirigidas a un publico especifico con intereses bien concretos , no tengo cuentas en sitios de sitas ni nada porque no me interesa. Fitbit como fiton son dos aplicaciones con redes sociales para apasionados del deporte como yo. La persona que me contacta se llama Don Walker empieza con un mensaje super gentil y cordial yo le respondí de la misma manera. Espesamos a hablar, el me explica que es americano de Tupson Arizona, piloto y que se encontraba en Yemen de misión, le pregunte por qué estaba en fitbit , me dijo que se había creado una cuenta para conocer gentes amantes del deporte y hacer retos juntos a distancia (al final de eso se trata esa red social)... el chat de esa app es bastante lento por lo que el me dice que prefiere hablar por Hansgout y me envía una solicitud. Yo le respondí y continuamos la conversación , el como siempre super cordial y atento, me decía que le encantaba tener esa amistad conmigo que yo era muy buena con el y tal , luego sucede lo de Afganistan y el me explica que también lo soldados de Yemen estaban en peligro que necesitaba salir de ahí, yo le pregunte como le podría ayudar, y me dijo que debía enviar una carta, que el mismo me redactaba al departamento de consultores de las fuerzas aéreas Americanas en Yemen . Yo envié la carta y ellos me respondieron , que le darían la licencia , pero necesitaban que les enviara dinero para liberarlo... habían varias tarifas, por 1 mes ellos solicitaban 2000 dolares, por 4 meses 8mil, por 12 meses unos 11 mil y así sucesivamente...eso me pareció raro y le dije que me parecía que era una estafa, el se enojo y dijo que eso era algo seria que involucraba al gobierno americano que no podía ser una estafa...(yo le creí ) Le explique que no tenia dinero que , le ayudaría a contactar a su familia para que le dieran una mano ..el me dijo que no que no tenia familia, que no se llevaba muy bien con su madre , que su padre había muerto de cáncer... en fin un cuadro... Yo me sensibilice mucho y le dije que le ayudaría con unos 200 dolares, el me dijo que era muy poco, le dije eso era lo que yo tenia... al final dijo, ok envía eso para hacerles saber a los del departamento de consultores que yo quiero salir de aquí y que es en serio. Entonce me dice que debía comprar unos bitcoins porque ellos no podían hacer transferencias con tarjetas por temas de seguridad... le explique que yo no trabajo con crytosmonedas que si quería le enviaba el dinero por paypal ...al final me convenció y compre las cryptos y las envié al monedero que era supuestamente del departamento de la fuerza aérea americana en Yemen. Una vez hecho eso , me envían una carta del supesto departamento que han recibido el dinero y que esperaban el resto para poder "liberar a Don" ... yo les dije que no tenia el resto pero que trataría de conseguirlo. Mientras sigo hablando con el tal Don , se sigue comportando bien conmigo, me dice que yo era una gran amiga, y que en cuanto el saldría de ahí me devolvería el dinero y que incluso me daría una suma mayor por haber sido gentil con el. Yo le dije que con devolverme lo que le había prestado era suficiente, el insistía que no, que yo era muy buena y que el me ayudaría económicamente. El trato de enamorarme pero yo siempre lo trate de amigo, ademas porque no estoy buscando pareja ni nada... Resulta que entre mensajes y mensajes, el me hacia entender que estaba esperando el resto del dinero para que lo ayudara a salir .Incluso me hacia sentir culpable por hacerlo esperar tanto. Le dije que no que yo no podía y tal... ya a este punto de su insistencia yo empece a sospechar que estaba siendo victima de una estafa. Yo suelo ser muy intuitiva y prestar atención a las senales de la vida. Entonces mientras conducía a mi trabajo , estaba parada en el semáforo mire al cielo y dije "Dios dame una senal para saber si esta persona me esta estafando" ...en ese momento veo pasar un grupo de chicos vestidos de militares super felices y entraban en un café... y algo me dijo busca en internet si los militares en misión no pueden acceder a sus cuentas bancarias (si porque yo le pregunte al tal Don si el tenia acceso a sus cuentas y el me dijo que a los soldados americanos se lo impiden por cuestiones de seguridad) cosa bastante extraña la verdad...bueno busco en internet y encuentro una pagina donde hablan de testimonios de personas que fueron victimas de estafas amorosas por falsos militares americanos, para mi sorpresa las historias eran muy símiles a la mía. Entonces en google busque una opción donde tu subes una foto y el buscador te saca donde fue usada esa misma imagen.... para mi sorpresa encuentro que el tal Don Walker en realidad es Ferdando Contreras un chico de Miami que efectivamente es piloto pero que no esta de misión en ningún lugar. Mientras el falso Don Me seguía escribiendo. Le dije mira se que estoy siendo victima de una estafa y ya descubrí tu juego es inútil que sigas porque ahora mismo estoy en la policía postal , les estoy dando todos los chasts que me has escrito y ademas he contactado con la persona a la cual le has robado la identidad y también te va a denuncias. Desde ese momento ya no me ha escrito y tampoco me ha molestado mas. Si estas siendo victima de una estafa lo primero es busca la imagen de perfil de esa persona en google...pon en el buscador :"buscar imágenes similares" y te dará la opción de subir la imagen al buscador y te saldrá donde fue usada anteriormente. Luego no envíes dinero a nadie , no lo hagan por mucho que se les estruje el corazón y por muy triste que sean las historias que les cuentan , no lo hagan. Si necesitas ayuda para saber si estas siendo victima estoy dispuesta a ayudarte.
Its_rennes_83
October 08, 2018
Has anyone come across a guy named jones engle ? I believe he is an scammer impersonating to be an us soldier with last name Engle. I ran his photos using the reverse photo lookup they don't look like they've been used before.
Victoria Perez
September 28, 2021
Si totalmente de acuerdo con la mayoria de los comentarios, me paso en la POF dicen ser viudos, dispuestos a formar una familia y desde el comienzo, dicen eres mi alma gemela, te amo, estaremos juntos toda la vida etc., solo mentiras manipuladoras, se hacen llamar John, Brian, los investigue y suelen ser de turkey, afortunadamente me di cuenta a tiempo, los denuncie en la pagina como perfil falso, dejare aqui los numeros de tlf. este es del tal John 1-206-777-8105 el de Brian 1-774-371-0287 esperos le ayude..
angelwings2018
October 09, 2018
Did you know any one named Michael West from Greece, Athens he is 57 years old a Ship Engineer he had 14 years old daughter name Kathy. He said he was widowed wife died in ghastly cat accident in year 2010 in Athens, Greece. This person is in Instagram. He always ask me to buy iTunes so that he can call his daughter I spent $650 iTunes already and he wants me to open a new bank account and ro have a full access. He said want to send money to me about $5000 so that I can send $2500 to his daughter. First he want to get all the details in my bank account so that he can login he is out luck my account has been locked. He want me to open red target card and American Express card and Becu credit union. It is so good to true what he was saying to me. He said he is carrying a bulk carrier from Netherland going to London. He said they are stranded the engine is not functioning.
angelwings2018
October 09, 2018
I have been scammed since April 30th this year this person asking $1500 he flew to Malaysia to get his father $5,000,000 beneficiary but he brought only $10,000USD to pay for the taxes to RHB bank of Malaysia so since he is Kuala Lumpur he said the bank need more $15000 and he asking me to help him because he requested to the RHB bank to send all the beneficiaries money to me he plan to come to the USA to start his own business and buy a nice house and luxury car. His name is Benjamin Ben 56 years old from London. He is contractor he had one son who is 14 years old the first time he told me but this morning he said his son is 24 years old studying to be medical laboratory science in University of England. All in all I sent $14,000USD he promised to pay me back. He was in FB when he requested then he deleted the Facebook account then he is in WhatsApp today he sending me a request saying if I decided to contact him he had another WhatsApp number using Malaysia. He is a contractor in Petronas in Kuala Lumpur. He was asking me today to send money because he lost his credit car in the taxi cab no food to eat and cannot work. He said he needs $1700USD.
Tucson
September 28, 2021
Luisa Garcia por si la conocen, dice ser de familia italiana y mexicana de mucho dinero pero la familia es pobre y vive estafando gente y diciendo que tiene una cuenta en euros por millones… anda en silla de ruedas y simula tener cancer. Si alguien la conoce, tengan cuidado. Parece ser parte o familia de un grupo delictivo porque la mande a investigar y no es primera vez que lo hace, tengan cuidado que detrás de esa falsa imagen se esconde una persona que sufre de esquizofrenia y puede dañar tu vida…
Scamwarners
December 05, 2018

In reply to by angelwings2018

Dear, whatever his excuse do not believe him. There's no such of inheritance tax for foreigner whatsoever in Malaysia. and i believe he told you as well about foreign tax. which is also fake since there's no such foreign tax department in Malaysia. Btw if there's an affidavit from high court of justice, that is also a lie. Malaysian didnt call their high court as high court of justice.
angelwings2018
October 09, 2018
Roland Taylor he is in Instagram and Hangouts from Los Angeles, CA he works in the ship in Aruba asking me to buy him an iTunes. He was asking also to send him $700 he wants to go home he said he doesnt like his job in Aruba. He said his 9 year old son was staying with his friend while he was working abroad. And his son got an accident fell down the stairs broke his arm and legs he said he want he me to save his son not letting him die. He said he lost his other son and wife couple years. He is forcing me to saved him and his son. I sent him $15itunes ones and I blocked him.
Nella.
September 29, 2021
Actualmente me está pasando un caso similar. Las características coinciden mucho. El se hace llamar Leo Pedro. Un ingeniero naval que trabaja en alta mar. Me envío un paquete con dinero. Pero no lo he retirado. La empresa kintetsu world express me envío un correo con la foto de la caja. Solo tengo que cancelar 8$ del envío. Después de haber leído todas las historias tuve miedo y le pedí una video llamada y me la hizo y efectivamente es la misma persona. Pero no se que pensar. No es lógico ni razonable que alguien envié dinero a una pérdida que no conoce.
angelwings2018
October 09, 2018
Watch out for these scammers they're in Instagram, hangouts, Facebook and WhatsApp. They doesn't care about us the victims they care about themselves and the money. Hope all of them rot in hell. I am sure their is a Karma for these people.
Disgusted
July 10, 2020

In reply to by angelwings2018

Three guys who came from nowhere in fb where very sweet and nice. Ended up asking for Google Hangouts and WhatsApp info. I was very interested in one who seemed the most wonderful man in the world. The other 2 asked me for iTune cards and Steamcards because they urgently needed them. I never got it for them but were very persistent. Ended up blocking them. The other one was super romantic, making plans for a bright future for us and suddenly asked me for a Steamcard as a gift. I gave him a $20 card. He wasn't happy about it and said it should have been at least $50. As we continued the online "relationship", he refused to do video calls. Said his phone was broken. Then suddenly he said he needed to go overseas for an oil rig drilling job as he is an engineer and would pay him thousands of dollars, after this we would get married. Then weeks later, he said his machine broke and didn't have access to his funds in the states but I'm the only one who could help him and needed almost $50,0000.00 for a new machine. Asked me for a loan. I refused. He got angry and said I didn't care about him, etc. Then he said someone waa goinf to deposit that money in my bank account and I am to send it to him and wanted the username and password of my account so he could manage those thousands, plus he would pay my bills. I refused. He got very angry and abusive. I told him it's over and I figured out he's been lying to me all along. Everything about him was suspicious and everything he was saying about us was really too good to be true. He is very handsome but I don't even know if those pics are him.
Feelingfoolish
August 31, 2020

In reply to by Disgusted

Had one the same was very romantic and sweet, and all of a sudden he needed me to help him get his money and wanted my account info, he couldn't video cause his phone was broken, he couldn't access his accounts in the US . He needed my help so he could finish the job and come back and us be together.
fremman
September 29, 2021
hay un payaso que me contacto por Tandem, en 2 dias me dice que soy gran amigo, su brother y que me va a enviar un auto valorizado en 250 mill dolares, ( lamborguini Urus), pero que tengo que pagar 2000 dolares de impuestos aduaneros, me envio la cuenta del banco y datos para el deposito : Bank Name: Wells Fargo Account Name: Lucila Razo Account Number: 5935180447 Routing Number: 121042882 se hace llamar Tony, dice que es un Ing, de plataformas maritimas que saca petroleo, viudo y con una hija de 8 años, lo estoy hueveando, hasta ver a donde llega, al final le diré que tambien " soy estafador de señoras con falta de amor",
Milaines
September 30, 2021
Hola me está pasando lo mismo a un día de escribirnos ya se quiere casar xq esta muy enamorado e insiste a qué le acepte como mi futuro esposo , si tienen el link de fotos robadas por favor pasen dice llamarse ibrahim
erez
October 10, 2018
Mine contacted me on atraf, sent a few hot pics of himself (gay). Claimed to be moving to Israel from Washington next month and is looking for a boyfriend . So far so good, and I have met guys of similar appearance. So we move to whatsapp (no problems here either). Nigerian phone number!! (so I think, 50% scam) Mother is ill. Will come to Israel after she is better (60% scam) He claims to be half nigerian half american (pics dont match this, 70% scam) Changes his story, says he was in Israel (80% scam) Asks me how my weekend is going (on a Sunday - workday here. 90% scam) Asks for money to an operation for his dying mother (bingo. Block)
Lisenia
September 30, 2021
Ami también me escribe un supuesto militar en Siria ya hace varios meses pero ahora quiere que le pague 3800 dólares para solicitar su salida de emergencia y así poder estar juntos el se hace llamar Gerald Scott y lo tengo en una aplicación Hangouts me contacto por facebook
paty nieto
October 01, 2021
Hola, por el contrario de los comentarios que les ha pedido dinero a mi me esta pidiendo que yo le guarde dinero, que le dieron como compensación en la onu y que por ser militar no puede ingresarlo a su país y quiere que yo le pase un numero de cuenta para que me lo deposite. el se hace llamar Mark A. Milley soldado de la Navy, norteamericano que esta en Siria. Pero en el sitio de citas publico 3 fotos con diferente vestimenta y se ve raro la manera en la que escribe porque pareciera que copia y pega de algún lado y no ha habido ningún tema de conversación formal solo los falsos alagos que se nota los copia de algún lado
ithappenedtome2
October 16, 2018
Shayne Karlsson onFaceBook/ iamshayne034 on Instagram / email address is iamshayne034 @gmail. com. He’s supposedly from Ca, a widower with a 9 yo daughter. He’s now supposedly in Dubai and desperate for money to finish a job. He’s asked me to send iTunes cards and to let money be wired to my bank account. Everything that everyone here has said. Today he has threatened that he has a “Chinese hacker” ready to send emails to over 3,000 people with compromising information and pictures of me. He’s demanding $700 payment from me to not go through with it. I have reported him to the FTC, Facebook and Instagram.
Me too
October 10, 2018
I am sad, embarrassed and ashamed to admit that I was played to the hilt by Dr. Matt David of San Francisco deployed to Aleppo Syria for a UN Peacekeeping mission UNSMIS. His wife sadly died in childbirth. His young 9 year old son is in a boarding school. He needs iTunes cards. First $50. Then $300, with "promise of repayment." I somehow stumbled upon this article. Upon reading the threads, things were very familiar. I copied the link and pasted it at Google's hangouts where he insisted on texting. I said, "sound Familiar?" Boy did he get indignant!! That was the beginning of the end. I am at least cutting my losses at heartbreak and 350 bucks. Never ever send money, or iTunes cards. I only wish I had found this site sooner . Protect yourself. I am dying of IBC, I knew it all was too good to be true. A man of God, kind words, pictures of floral bouquets, admissions of forever love... you know the outcome. This morning his Messenger and FB were no longer. As far as hangouts, who knows, I am unable to delete my thread... yes I was foolish, vulnerable but this will never happen to me again. I am no longer open to love in any form. Take heed. This sadly is not a joke.
paty nieto
October 01, 2021
para compartirles quien me contacto se hace llamar MARK A. MILLEY O MILLER, supuesto militar americano, teléfono +1 253 375 5723, según el esta en siria o en turkia, y al revisar el nombre resulta ser de un general de las fuerzas armadas de estados unidos, nada que ver con la foto de perfil de este extorcionador. les comparto esto por si a alguien le sirve la informacion
Fooled and hur…
August 24, 2020

In reply to by Me too

I think the same guy just scammed me but he called himself Jacob B. Woods. Very similar story.
paty nieto
October 01, 2021
para compartirles quien me contacto se hace llamar MARK A. MILLEY O MILLER, supuesto militar americano, teléfono +1 253 375 5723, según el esta en siria o en turkia, y al revisar el nombre resulta ser de un general de las fuerzas armadas de estados unidos, nada que ver con la foto de perfil de este extorcionador. les comparto esto por si a alguien le sirve la informacion
Angelbrokenwing
October 10, 2018
Anyone heard of a Brandon Alexander Mason? He is supposedly an U.N. doctor/surgeon working in Afghanistan. He has a doctor friend named Mark.
Ana Elena
October 01, 2021
Imagínese que me contactaron por Instagram que para charlar jayson_drew el súper rico si esposa falleció me escogió a mi para ser su futura esposa mejor dicho supuestamente me va enviar un paquete con joyas y zapatos etc... Pero tengo que pagar el envio mil dólares que el envía el paquete dinero yo busco Google no me aparece eso es una estafa ahora le voy decir que mi primo es fiscal se dió cuenta de la conversación para ver qué dice
Naty C
June 03, 2019

In reply to by Angelbrokenwing

I received a request from Instagram by a Lamar Jay claiming to be an orthopaedic doctor in Afganistan under UN. I prophesied his love for me within a week he proposed, with promises of a lavish life around the world. And asked me to request for his vacation from UN so that he visits my country and to my shock he said the documents would cost some money to process, honestly who charges for vacation request ??? Some people will never see heaven
2018apcmz
October 10, 2018
Yep, very handsome Sigurd Roy hooked up with me on instagram, engineer on a rig with a 9 year old son back in Sweden being cared for by family friend. Parents died years ago and wife died in a dui accident 5 years ago on her way to pick up their son from school and she was the drinker. She had an affair with his best friend while he was gone for a month on a job in Brazil. Wants to commit and fall in love fast and just before he should be able to depart the rig, a pump goes bad and he mortgaged everything to get this contract so he needs money and since he has to stay longer he also needs money to send back to son's caretakers. This contract will be worth big money when he gets it to world class standard and departs.
Maria
October 01, 2021
Hola tengo fotos de alguien que contacto con migo con esas características
over it
October 10, 2018
I think my mom is being scammed. She's been talking to this guy named Bradson Thomas in his late 50s for a while now. Says he's from Pennsylvania but is working in Nigeria. Has his own construction company but his bank card doesn't work over there and needs money. She's told me he has a foreign accent. Is widowed and no children. He keeps telling her when the job is done he is coming home to be with her and then time extends longer than what he said due to a rainy season.... Anyone else run into anything like this?
Chiki 50
October 01, 2021
A mi me paso lo mismo se llama Gregg Hammock me contactó por facebook y luego me dijo que fuera a wasap porque la ONU le cancelaba la cuenta de facebook. El trabaja supuestamente en Yemen es médico cirujano ortopédico, me enamoró desde el primer día yo me entusiasme con el, es viudo y tiene 2 hijas, me dijo que me amaba, me hizo comprarle $ 240.00 en tarjetas de playa store para hablar conmigo y poder comunicarse con sus hijas luego me pidió que le pidiera las vacaciones a un website que se llama ungeneralvaxation@usa.com me dijo que dijera que era su prometida para que se las otorgaran y me enviaron un email diciendo que tenía que pagar una cantidad de dinero, 1500.00 los pague como una tonta , luego me enviaron una dirección de un as mujer el Chicago y yo hice la transferencia bancaria a esa persona pero el me decía que tenía que decir que era mi hermana y yo lo hice me vinieron muchas dudas pues no sabia que hacer estaba muy enamorada de él me ofreció casarse conmigo cuando llegara y que me iba a pagar todo el dinero que yo había invertido en el, luego me enviaron confirmación de que si le iban a dejar viajar yo me puse contenta pero me pidieron 5500.00 para su pasaje el seguía presionando me para que pagara y ahí pare comencé a investigar en cromos sobre el y encontré muchos perfiles de facebook y de otros lugares, nunca me podía llamar porque supuestamente no lo dejaban ni hacer llamada ni retratos ni video llamada porque todo estaba conectado a las oficinas centrales de la ONU y lo podían despedir, le acepté esa, pero todo era sumamente sospechoso el es de liverpool dice tener una canción allí y es supuestamente millonario, aparecen muchas fotos de el, le cuestioné varias cosas y me dijo que le habían robado la identidad, me dijo que buscara en las reglas de la ONU y efectivamente decía que las esposas tenían que pagar las vacaciones de los esposos, pero al ver todas estas chicas contando versiones tan parecidas creo que esto es una estafa, porque le tenía que enviar dinero a una cuenta en un banco de chicago a una mujer llamada Jasmine J Adams si era a la 0NU que le tenía que pagar? Y porque tenía que mentir diciendo que era mi hermana? Fui una tonta, amigas alerta a todas estas cosas
GB1030
October 31, 2018

In reply to by over it

This is a common scam that scammers use. Always an emergency come up, the victim pays into the scam. And they never met.
Belle
November 07, 2018

In reply to by over it

Yes I see it all the time. You would think with all these people owning their own business.. That they would have a manager or someone back home that could wire them thousands when needed.. Would also think owning a business you would have sufficient funds to last you some time in a different country. Not that any of their stories are true.. :/ Sad how they gain people's trust this way.
Cantante
October 03, 2021
Alguien sabe algo de un tal Francisco Nayak cirujano trabajando para la Onu en Yemen viudo y un hijo de
IHA1234
October 10, 2018
There is a man going by the name of Pedro Travis who I met on OurTime.com. I have been texting with him for over a month. He said he owns houses in Albany, WI and Cherry Hill, NJ. His cell phone has a NJ area code. He has a FB page but only contains two photos, same as those on OT. FB says he's divorced. He told me he's been widowed 9 years. He has a married son who has a 3 year old girl and lives in Australia. He has another son who is deployed in the Army in Syria. Pedro is supposedly a freelance soccer coach. He left for Cairo about 6 weeks ago to scout players for European soccer clubs. He has told me that he is presently training 20 or 22 young players who he will get signed to deals with clubs in Europe. Of course he will make a huge fortune off of these deals. He usually texts with me when it is after midnight in Cairo, which makes no sense. He has sent me many photos of him with his kids and granddaughter. Supposedly from when they were here last December. Of course, he was writing me long text messages telling me how much he loves me and can't wait to start our life together. That changed when he told me that he accidentally deleted all of the music off of his iPod Nano and wanted me to get him an iTunes card. I told him I was not giving him money. I texted him the directions for downloading his saved music from the cloud. He was shocked that I thought he would ever ask him for money. I thought that would be the last of him, but he's back. Hasn't told me he loves me, just that he thinks of me always and can't wait to see me. Now he says he won't be home until mid November. I am just waiting for him to start asking me for the big money. I know that is coming. I have a question. I have given him some facts about my family. I told him my mother's first name and a bit about my sisters. I did send him some pictures of me. Some from when I was young and a couple of selfies from over the summer. Nothing that is in any way incriminating. Do you think he will use those to create another fake profile and perpetuate an additional scam? That makes me sick to think of, but I could see it happening. Has anyone had contact with Pedro Travis or anyone claiming to be a soccer coach? His FB profile photo is a nice looking older guy with graying hair and a goatee, wearing sunglasses and a Bears jacket. There is also a photo of him laying in the grass face to face with a little girl about 3. He also sent me photos of him holding her. In one picture he is wearing a Wyoming tee shirt.
rosarito
October 03, 2021
Hola tengo como dos semanas chateando con un supuesto militar de los ee.uu, dice llamarse paul king , ser viudo con dos hijas y estar en filipinas en su última misión, dice que me ama y se quiere casar conmigo, dice le acaban de pagar todos sus sueldos del ejército y una recompensa por encontrar el escondite de un terrorista, no me a pedido dinero pero sospecho es estafa, anoche me mando un audio y un video diciendo estaban bajo ataque terrorista de ahí empiezo a sospechar, que hago G
Alonso
October 04, 2021
Me paso se hace llamar Jessica Grey Espinera trabaja en la bolsa me dijo que es del reino unido tengo fotos
Georginasauceda
October 04, 2021
Ami me pasó con un tal James anderson turner me mando aplicación por Facebook masajes y lo asepte luego luego me demostró su amor debo acmitir son muy buenos en eso text por masaje y me dijo era un militar en su foto ami me agrado poco apoco comenzamos una conversación dijo tener 1 hija y ser hijo único estaba en army enlistado en Siria era un amor con migo pero pasó el tiempo y me pidió una trajera la cual no le compre desde ahí se acabó su amor por mi como no se la compré entonces me dijo que si lo quería conoser porque yo supuestamente ya era su esposa yo le dije que si y me dijo que pagara sus vacaciones según el que tenía que aser una petición a army la cual tampoco hise todo se me asia muy sospechoso y desidi preguntar en redes si eso existía lo cual me condujo a estafadores de redes y fotos robadas de chicos de army y lo incontrolable fue lo incontre y desde ahí desidi empezar a jugar su juego al grado que lo saque de quicio y me bloqueo pero tengan cuidado de aquí en asestar por las redes hay demasiados como el yo ya he I contra do 2 más era mi primera vez que yo aséptica un desconocido y enserio me enamore pero lo bueno que no cahi en su chantaje
Gothimgone
October 11, 2018
Has anyone dealt with a guy calling himself Stone Anderson? He adopted a little girl also.
Flor
October 04, 2021
Me pasa algo similar... el dice llamarse logan sunday asi esta en facebook... es viudo desde hace 3 años sus papas fallecieron cuando ers niño y su unica tis fallrcio hsce 4 años desde hace , 2 hijas gemelas en los angeles tiene 2 casas texas y los angeles no puede utilizar cuenta bancaria pide tarjetas steam y ya no quiere estar en la zona militar querianquenoagaran su salida de vacaciones... diferentes precios 1, 2 ,3 hasta 6 meses... de 1000 hasta 7000 dlls.... jajajajja pero.se frustro el asunto no sabia que era mas pobre que el jajajajaja
Sandra
October 04, 2021
A mi me intento estafar un supuesto doctor DAVID DONALD, ME DIJO QUE ESTABA EN SYRIA EN UNA MISIÓN POR PARTE DE LA ONU, me envió bastantes fotos y videos, y se suponía que yo tenía que pagar $5,500 dólares para que le otorgaran un certificado de vacaciones, el estaba usando la imagen de el dr KEREM BIKMAS. Pero después contacte a bikmas y resulta que es el mismo!!! BIKMAS también es un estafador
Deb29
October 11, 2018
Hi I think I’m being scammed too but posing as a gay person since I am gay too she was really cute saying her name is heather Arnett my friend searched her number she gave me and it was a google number then I sent my friend her pics she sent she found her Facebook turned out she was lying to me cause the girl she was posing has a boyfriend so I tried to the truth from her then she sent me another picture of someone else saying her name is Sarah Hall but I tried looking her for made her a Facebook then I realized you can see in sittings you can see what they are using to log in the Facebook it showed an android phone from Nigeria when she told me she was deployed there then she posted her phone number in the sittings so I called it nothing but then the person with the phone texted me saying who it is I lied trying to see if he would say something about the name I told him my name is Sarah Hall and I sent the pics that they sent me to see if anything happens but he said your beautiful so idk what is going on she doesn’t have a Instagram nor a Snapchat she did ask for money but I haven’t sent it yet since I barley make anything and she knows that but she keeps saying we will FaceTime time soon since my friend is letting me use his phone
Carmen
October 05, 2021
Yo conocí en tinder a michael matt pero se llama Michael jonas alves y me quiso hacer creer que yo podía sacarlo del barco donde trabajaba para venir a México pero hizo cosas que me pusieron en alerta y al decirle que si lo traería pero primero lo iba a investigar y me asesoraria con un abogado ya no le parecío y entonces se molesto y me dijo que no, que si no confiaba en el así lo dejara. Nunca se imagino que yo le diría eso