He tells u very little about his life he only wants to talk about money and that's only time he loves you so much, wants to be with you babe, send flowers and gifts once wants iTunes cards, calls or texts all. And you best answer or he calls you stupid and other names! Loves your family until he can't get nothing from them then he calls them names! He's good at his game and hopes he gets caught soon! He uses very attractive older man's pictures but voice of a black man!
He covers his tracks well! He uses alot of names tony, troy, Shawn,micheal, Matthew,William, williams, so many he a crook! Look out ladies he got 25k from me and oh says he'll pay it back! Funny he says he's religious but talks alot about the devil when he's angry! He claims he in his 60s trapped in a motel from rig, he lies alot! Look out ladies he takes any age of women! Your his only family!
After u send him more and more money, he says he's worth millions! Ya one scam after another! While he loving and scamming you hes scamming many other women at the same time! He has charges against him from others, he claims to have agent, ya she's an agent alright, living high off every single vulnerable women out there! Her name is charolette! He keeps using Paul hollywood pictures the British baker, changes his name alot wants money lies about daughter!
Oh your my wife, we're gonna travel, I'm stuck in motel, calls you stupid, and other names, manipulates you! Same situation with a guy by the name of Michael Osborne. Met him on Yahtzee asked me to go to a hangout site, been chatting 3 weeks he professes his love for me and says he has not been in relationship since his wife of 20 years was in a fire accident and he is widowed on a crude oil rig off Scotland shores.
He owns this contract supposedly and will not get paid until it has been completed which is in 3 weeks. He then states he is coming to spend a weeek with me. And then will go back to oil rig for 3 weeks then back to me for 3 days before going to New Jersey where he claims he is from to see his daughter who is w a nanny so all along this has seems bizarre to me then finally in only 3 weeks wants to know if I can help him raise money to have a hydraulic fixed and he needs This guy from California sounds like this guy name Andrew J.
He said that he's from California and has a contract in Nigeria. I have a similar experience with a girl who said she is Mandy Bender, sent me a friend request on Facebook, I was curious why a beautiful girl like you should contact me, anyway she got me a hangouts site which suppose to be private and we chatted for 3 days and I had a inkling I was being scammed as she asked me to get a I tunes voucher, I played dumb and made out I couldn't get one, then she started asking me about money so I said I was in debt, the big thing was asking for my address which I declined, so I knew she was a scammer, she told me I was the best thing that has happened to her, she kept telling how much she loved me and I was the only person for her.
I have now blocked her and good riddance. Facebook need to do something about these persons. I just had a similar experience on Instagram. A guy named Kurt McMahon sent me a friend request. Then started professing his love for me too quickly. That his lost his wife 2 years ago in a car accident. He was looking for love again and was convinced I was the one, the search was over lol.
He even wanted to meet up with me. Then started asking for iTunes cards to upload some files online for a project he had at work, a contract that was gonna help him gain lot of money. I knew he was lying all along. I was communicating with him tru hangouts app. I went bck to his Instagram page it said user not found. That was yesterday October 16, I told him countless time even from start that I he was a fraud, a fake!
Told him that yesterday before blocking him on Instagram and deleting him on hangouts. Instagram needs to do sth about these persons too!!!!! Sounds like same guy that did same to me. Claimed he needed money that his bank account had been frozen in the USA.
Said he was working in the Gulf of Mexico. He showed me a video and didn't have an accent but talked on phone couldn't hardly understand him because of his speech. Its very similar to what happened to me. He wanted money said I was his lovely wife and his wife died in car accident. But I fell for his scam but sent no money. Sounds like the guy I met on words with friends. I've talked to him twice supposedly from Germany I could hardly understand him.
His wife died in a car accident, but it was to painful to talk about. It was all on hangouts. Deleted his Words acct. How can we exchange photos of this guy. He's waiting for me to Western Union him money for a plane ticket.
Susanna I see your post was from Nov 17, I don't know if you check back with this site. I've messaged another lady with the same story. This sound like a similar story. Wife killed by drunk driver and has a 14 year old daughter. Does anyone have a photo? The first guy name is Cyrus he asked for a Sephora gift card for his housekeeper. The second guy said his wife died in a car accident and he had a little girl in his pictures, his name was Jason daughter named Shirley. From Michigan but mother was Ukrainian.
He asked me to send him a dollar Apple gift card, and when I said I couldn't he got angry lol oh well. I kinda think they were the same person because of the mannerisms Just look up Paul hollywood British bakery same picture were all getting Paul has alot of pictures this guy uses and he cuts copies and paste Paul's pictures to his body!
This is exactly what happened to me. It started on WWF then moved to hangouts. We talked for a little while on messenger than he wanted to talk on hang outs. We had only talked for about 5 days when he started to say he was falling in love with me. He gets me to meet his daughter and she begins to call me mom I mean I dnt even know this girl. The money was for hotel, vaccines, and spending money.
Well I told him he was a scam artist and that I gave heard other stories of wife and parents in car accident and 14 year old daughter in boarding school. I deleted him from hangouts. John is Major General stationed in Syria Damascus. His wife had been ill for 8 yrs. He said he is retiring in Aug. This went on about 2 mos. Then all of a sudden his son gets into an accident on his 15th birthday, May 20th, They were keeping him comfortable on oxygen.
I tried doing search on him, did find one but not sure it was that Dr. He sent me his e-mail stevengrey When I tried sending e-mail it reverted back to Billy's email. Never heard of a hospital that wouldn't treat someone in serious condition.
I don't find any record of Adagbrassa Medical Center. The Dr sent back message Well, Carole that is the law of our hospital here, Carole I'm really busy with a lot of patient right now, my advice to you, you do need to at fast because the accident is very serious, but we are helping him with the oxygen. You do need to at fast or you may lost your son, but we will do our best to make sure nothing bad happened to him Suppose to be a small hospital in Athens.
Being on low income I didn't have that kind of money. They wanted it in Bitcoins. John is begging and pleading with me to get the money some how. Kept telling him I couldn't get it. Gregg Irving or Gregg Griving. When I refused to pay for it he told me I wasn't any use to him.
Hadn't heard from him till couple weeks ago. I deleted him immediately. I won't be communicating people I don't know. Now I have a bloke called James William says he in army in seriya and asking me to send him a I tunes card so he can top up his data me think it time to bloke him also. I talked to a similar guy. Even better is after I called him out on his scam he got kind of angry and mean. One thing he did is sent love letters by email but watch the spelling and grammar.
He is still on my hangouts. He tells me to get off and does not know how to block. I said how do you like I am in control now. So when I see him active. I call him a scam and get off this site. Drive him off the site.
Same thing happened to me, wife killed in accident and had a 14 year old boy. On a cargo ship working and said I love you so fast. Can we compare photos? What is your guys name. I am curious because I have a similar situation and met this guy on Instagram and I never except friend request from people I don't know.
But I did this time. I may be talking to the same guy Do you have any pics we could compare? Alex Bragg- Words with Friends, then Hangouts. Words profile says from UK. Told me from Mexico but works in CA. Asked for iTunes card today to add more internet to phone and got really mad when I never answered back other than, "I Can't".
He had such an ax and I can barely understand him on the phone. I was just talking to this same man claimed his name is Leslie Harmon. Told me he had post paid for cell phones for us and later was asking me for my cell phone information. That sent up a red flag. So I started to investigate him.
Sent me a fake license. Just wondering, was his Instagram name kurt. Please someone let me know. Ohh I could go on what a scammer. And this was just a couple days ago. Luckily I never sent him anything. It is your choice whether to submit a comment. If you do, you must create a user name, or we will not post your comment.
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There are 6 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Understand the driving principles behind scamming techniques. Scammers typically try to find people who seem vulnerable e. Once a scammer makes a connection with a victim, they will request money for an emergency e. Know that anyone can fall victim to a scam.
While middle-aged widowers have traditionally been targets for online fraud, no online dating user is exempt from being targeted by scams on an international scale. Look for typical scammer behavior. While no two scammers are identical, nearly all dating scammers will exhibit several of the following behaviors: Review the person's profile. Common scammer profiles are modeled differently depending on whether they are male or female, but you'll usually see several of the following attributes if the person is a scammer: Note any age difference in which you are the older one.
Online dating scammers usually target people older than themselves. Check their photo for duplicates. Save a copy of their profile photo, then upload it to Google to search for other instances of it. If you see several other sites with the photo pop up in the results, then you know that—at the very least—they're not using their own photo.
If you do determine that they're not using their own photo, consider calling them out. This may reveal more suspicious behavior. Look closely at their side of the conversation. When communicating, scammers' messages will be full of inconsistencies, often getting their own name or your name wrong. These messages may be badly written or repeat themselves. Watch for these other signs: Their command of language deteriorates with time. They may even start out having no clue about grammar or punctuation.
They make mistakes in that their "story" begins to contradict itself. Alternatively, they never provide any personal details about themselves. They mention things that seem entirely unrelated to the profile they've built up of themselves, or that seem too revealing and even unbelievable. Ask them to meet up. Scammers will never meet you in person, and they will usually express reluctance to do so when asked.
If the person with whom you're talking either outright refuses to meet you or bails on your plans multiple times in a row, they're most likely a scammer. Alternatively, the person may ask you to pay for their ticket or means of transportation. Ask to contact the person via video or voice chat. If the person isn't willing to meet up, consider asking if you can contact them at their number never your own or via a voice- or video-chat app such as Skype. If they agree to this, pay attention to their tone and use of language; if their demeanor seems to contradict what you know about them, it's best to walk away.
Again, if the person outright refuses to talk to you over an audio or video connection, they're most likely a scammer. Watch out for the catch. When scammers think they have you on their hook, they attempt to reel you in. This is usually when they will "agree" to meet up or talk to you, but their plans to do so will usually be interrupted by a financial emergency.
As a general rule, if the person to whom you're talking asks for money in any context, they're a scammer. Don't fall for phrases like "For this to work, we both have to trust each other" or "I thought you loved me"; this is a form of emotional manipulation. Keep your profile as private as possible. One of the first steps in making your profile scammer-proof is limiting the amount of information they can see. Most services require you to display your age, a description, and a picture.
Outside of those items, you should keep the rest of your profile blank. Scammers require quite a bit of information about you before they can attempt to reel you in, so limiting their leverage from the start decreases your odds of being targeted. Don't give potential scammers leverage over you. As such, avoid sending messages that reveal who you are, at least at first. Avoid sending photos or videos that show friends or family, or that give away your location.
Keep your discussions on the dating site. If you're using a dating site that has a built-in chat option as most do , your safest bet is to keep your conversations with the other person limited to the dating site's chat. If the other person suggests moving to email or texting, decline. This will usually allow your selected dating site to review the contents of your messages if you decide to report the other person as a scammer.
Keeping discussions within the dating service will also allow you to block the person later if needed without having to block them in your email or on your phone as well. Avoid giving out your real phone number. If you must move the conversation over to your smartphone, don't tell the other person your number. This doesn't mean that you have to give someone a fake number; there are plenty of free mobile instant messaging services—WhatsApp, Skype, Google Voice , and Facebook Messenger are only a few examples—that can be used to message someone freely without having to compromise your real phone number.
If the person to whom you're talking refuses to use any mode of conversation except your phone number, there's a decent chance that they're more interested in the number than in the conversation. Document your interactions with the person. If you suspect that the person with whom you're conversing is attempting to scam you, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that you have evidence against them: Refrain from deleting conversations or other forms of communication.
Take screenshots of the conversations. Stop talking to the person if need be. There's nothing wrong with cutting off contact with someone, especially if you think that they might be a scammer. If you have a bad feeling after interacting with a person online, you don't owe them your time. Many dating sites will allow you to block the person to whom you're talking. As long as they don't have your email address or phone number, doing this will prevent them from being able to contact you at all.
If the person becomes unreasonably outraged or sends threats your way, be sure to take screenshots and report the person's profile to the dating service. Report scams to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Naturally, you should also report the scammer to the site on which you were scammed. Scam Online Dating Conversation. What should I do if a man asks for my full name and address so he can send me gifts from overseas?
Not Helpful 18 Helpful Pay careful attention to whether there are any inconsistencies in their stories. Also, beware of anyone who addresses you with "Dear Not Helpful 28 Helpful Should I trust my gut when speaking to a someone through an online dating service? You shouldn't trust anybody online until you have met them in person. This is especially for dating sites.
Not Helpful 33 Helpful How do I get more pictures of someone online who I think might be a scammer? Make this a condition for you two to talk any further. If you pursue this conditional stance, and the other person gets mad or says he's hurt, walk away. Not Helpful 15 Helpful My online suitor for eight months would like to transfer his account from another country to my account. It's a big amount. I haven't met the guy before.
I don't believe he could easily trust me since we met only online. Is there a sign of fraud in this? He would need your account info. Once he has that, he can withdraw money from your account. Have him open an account with your bank, and transfer the money to that account. Once that is done, and in time, he can add you to that account. Once you see that all is good, then you could have him transfer it to your account, but I would encourage you to keep separate bank accounts, just in case things don't work out.
My gut though, is telling me he is a very patient scammer. Not Helpful 22 Helpful Can they still be scamming you even if they don't ask for money? Do they contact you once you call them scammers? Some scammers find ways to get your money without asking for it.
Some scammers will disappear if you call them scammers, but some will try to convince you otherwise. Not Helpful 26 Helpful Should I trust a girl who won't give me her phone number or let me see her Facebook account? If she contacted you first that might be a red flag, but if you contacted her first, she might be trying to be cautious.
Look for other signs. Not Helpful 9 Helpful How long should you communicate on site before giving someone your number? Online isn't the best place to hand over your number. Suggest a meet-up in a public place instead. Not Helpful 3 Helpful I have a friend that uses a dating site and the women he's speaking to lied about their age. Now apparently her father is making threats to him unless he sends money via Western Union.
The phone number is on the other side of the states and she is threatening to get the law is involved. What should he do? He should report this threat to the site and see what they do. Then, it's best to get him to tell police or another family member on the issue because he is a victim of extortion.
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