I consider myself to be an intelligent woman but loneliness can cloud your judgement. Accent I couldn't quite identify, inconsistent with someone claiming to have lived all his life in Florida and Denver. Messaging all times of day and night, spent most of yesterday on hangouts. I know they won’t be able to get friends from my friends list because it’s private. First clue -2 first names being used, Second- he only has a few posts and is following many women. Don't fall for these schemes and do Not give any money for any reason. Try meeting at church or a local dance in your area. If it looks like a duck, sounds and walks like a duck, It Is A Duck!!! If you need Someone to tell you you are beautiful, just come to the Facebook site and we will tell you those things and you still have your money and your heart.I also consider myself very lucky that I was spared the heartache that other women have gone through with him and others like him. The less we interact with them the less hold they have on us. No online presence in the name he gave, no verifiable info forthcoming. Supposedly now on drilling platform in Poland, having a bad day, and machinery order held up with final payment needed, bank account frozen because he didn't notify them he's abroad. I have received so many friend requests through a friend. I just wanted to add that my guy used the name Micheal (NOT MICHAEL) John.
The person who commented with this heading has the email address [email protected] I watched several You Tube Videos that actually show the real person's photo and the scammer's photo. Looks to me like there are very many of them in West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana), Russia and even the Philippines. I use to feel safe here but he was told about it and Threatened me for putting my story on here. I shut them down and these guys/gals that read Facebook are dangerous and I’ll just keep blocking but still would like to know if anyone knows of Craig Lisowski or Robin Marler Arelene.I emailed you pics and you did not respond to my email or on this site confirming that you received my email. The link that Annie sent to her scammer may not be seen by many of them. There is also Scam Haters United that has videos and photos of the real men and the creatures that steal their identities. We all want to feel safe in telling our stories and sharing them and making friends with each other. They do laugh at us because they think we believe them. I want to see them all put out of business or put in jail. Thank You for feeling as I feel about Annie giving out the site to her scammer. Yes scammers are aware of this site and try to post on here. I come here for Comfort and read what other's went through. God Bless I'm not even sure how I ended up on this site but these stories are sounding all too familiar. I had the same experiences with my scammer and we even talked on regular phone calls. Actually became close, he was very caring, loving, but he always within a few days had a hardship of money, mostly for his phone as he was only alloted so much time.I believe I screen most/all of the scammer posts before they appear in order to keep this a safe place for victims to communicate - anonymously if they wish. As his texts became longer it was evident he had broken English.That is why there is a delay from placing a post to it appearing live on the site so I can filter all potential scammers, trolls, abuse etc. I also have to say that I don’t understand what "playing" with them accomplishes. If you want to "play" try a board game or get another hobby. The last thing we wanted is to give them more leverage. As with others here he asked some odd questions, i.e., what did I eat for breakfast or what was I going to eat for lunch, did I want to come feed him. I wish I had read all these sites before I got involved in this scam.
The only problem was this guy wanted £6000 which once again I paid and after a few days the diplomat contacted me again and Said the tracker was something he hadn't come across before and he would have to get his boss over from Russia with a special chemical which would definitely break the tracker but it would cost another £4000 by which time my bank account was empty because the diplomat had to have his hotel bill paid £2000.
I don’t understand why anyone would give a suspected scammer access to what should be OUR space to help other women by posting our stories. This is suppose to be a safe place to share our stories and get input from others that have been victims. He approached the wrong girl – I’m terminally ill, partially paralyzed, never wanted children, can’t cook and don’t clean, don’t care for country or gospel music, and am not particularly religious.
True, they could probably find their way here, but I’d venture to guess they are concentrating their efforts on looking for other "marks". Let's keep it safe for all and if any of us feel that there is a scammer on here and posting then please let the editor of this page know and By All Means Please Do Not Give Them This Site. I doubt I’ll hear from him again but will happily join in the effort to stop these predators from this abhorrent behavior. Has anyone been approached by an oil rig engineer looking to start a relationship through asking you to play a game in WWF and then starting a convo through the WWF app before asking for your phone number? Let's stay alert and refuse their ridiculous requests for Itunes cards and whatever else they lie about. My scammer was Brazilian and he spoke Portuguese and he said he was a US citizen and that his mother raised him in Rio de Janeiro.
He wanted me to participate on a fund raiser for the family of the deceased, so I told him I will not do it and asked him whats next? I have sent him pictures but nothing that cannot be seen in public so am ok. If he says widower, oil rig, son or daughter living with Nanny or in boarding school, and any variation, and has an accent, broken English. There is a sudden personality switch when he gets confronted, he switches from an incredibly sweet man to a controlling psychopath who wants to rule the world and women.
I did not disclose too much infofmation about myself, so he does have my e_mail and phone number, but he has never called me only sent text messages. James Edmund,the scammer had a Facebooks profile that disappeared and reappeared within two weeks of me chatting to him on whatsapp, he said he was coming to UK from Miami 3pm Friday January 5, 2018- there was no flight from Miami to Gatwick at that time - I checked, he failed to provide photos of being on an oil rig and I asked right at the start, but claimed he fell in love with me ASAP - which is unusual, wrote me a poem, as another victim on your website stated, appeared controlling, trying to manipulate me induce empathy/feeling sorry for him - I kept saying to him I was guarded and don't trust people easily but I preferred it to stay that way until I get to know him (knowing I already googled him and there were discrepancies).
Mine was, he asked for money for his daughter in boarding school in Michigan. He paid me lots of compliments and said nothing inappropriate or stupid. One in particular responded with a comment that she was glad family was important to him. But, they cross us off their lists and go on to the next one. He gave a fake address in NJ, and paid for my flowers with a stolen AMEX account. He has Facebook account under Larry Richards, Larry Richard,and Larry Serdar. I think I've met a scammer too, although he got nothing from me. Currently in Turkey, and due to the ISIS attacks these few days, his equipments was damaged.