Not 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? The scammers transfer stolen money into the newand then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country. Here are some warning s that an online love interest might be a fake. They ask you to:. 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.
Same guy! Korean American, orphan, very good looking, cheated and abandoned for everyone, gemologist, that lives in LA, with two small dogs When I faced him with that, made a scandal about trust or whatever Didn't give to him, made a scandal Said no, he blocked me and dissapeared Compulsory obsessed with the things he said and the loves he professes since the 1st week to someone he doesn't know Ladies, be smart! I had a lot of fun because never trusted any of his stuff, but I think he realized I wouldn't fall in his trap, so moved on a different victim I believe we may have the same person.
His name is Southerland Cardbell, age 60, oil engineer from France, lost his biological parents young, and was adopted by another couple who was friends with his biological parents. Attened school in Cairo Egypt.
A widower 4 years now. She was a nurse who died from cancer. Has two daughters in boarding school. He is currently on an oil rig off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia.
I was skeptical at first. All the sweet words, met him on Instagram, and then wanted to get off this site and me. Eventually ended up on Google Hangout. We have been corresponding since September. I have never met him. Sent me many pictures and some I felt were taken off the internet of a Hotel he stayed at in Washington DC to negotiate the contract. I didn't hear from him. Soon I received pictures of the his room, the lobby, the meeting room, but no pictures of him with his other engineers.
Not long on the rig, he sent me an urgent message that he had a parcel in China that was worth millions of dollars and he wanted help getting it sent to me by a representative. Yes, all the excuses about him unable to get the money out of his. Blah, Blah. How can a revered prestigious oil engineer not have access to his bank or his business lawyer. I gave in. But that was the last time. And the advice here confirms their tactics. Very interesting.
Many red flags right away. My oil rig engineer 's name is Mark Johnson.
He says he He was in Houston at first then went to the oil rig because a machine broke down. He has come up with all kinds of excuses why he cant access his bank himself.
He has a 12 yr old daughter and is divorced. I think I am possibly talking to the same guy who started talking to me on Scrabble!!
I don't know his 2and name yet but he's called mark, is widowed and has a 12 year old daughter. He says he lives in Chicago but I googled his and it's based I Florida.
Gaining victims’ trust
Ive told him I'm skint and not to bother me. Where arebtge pics of these people whats the purpose posting hows that going to help with no pics smh. I think he's using a new name now. Left Tampa to go to Norway for aker bp. I will neither let my heart be broken nor send money.
He hasn't asked yet but I know that's coming. I have the same scammer.
Mark Johnson. He was supposedly in Houston then had to go to an oil rig North of Canada. Petroleum engineer. I fell for it. He's conned me out of Thank you for sharing. Now I am positive he is a scammer. Watch out for Mark ladies.
He is charming and good looking, very convincing. I Think this is the same guy know as Johnson Williams and His daughter is now 17 in a boarding school and his wife died 6 years ago. All fake. I wish I could share his pic.
He just said his phone is broke now no food left and he's going to starve. Big time flags. Oh can't access his bank cause in the past people were abusing them with the black market. He just tried to call again. He also just uses whatsapp. Yes, I am talking to a guy that is on the bullwinkle oil rig and his daughter just turned 17 in September and is at a boarding school in California and his wife died of cancer six years ago.
He is using the name Steve Johnson and his cell is a roaming cell out of Florida he just turned 56 in October.
Does he talk with an accent that is not from Houston, Texas. Yes he cannot access his because people were selling oil on the black market so the locked all their s. This story sounds very close to what my neighbor is experiencing.
He says he has sold his environmental company and is coming back to the US to buy her a home on the ocean and to get his daughter named Mitchell out of boarding school.
Federal trade commission
He claims to be worth millions and she is expecting a diplomatic courier to arrive this week with his financial documents. I know she has sent some money but I am most concerned that she has given access to her s. Why don't you show her this and let her read all the stories here? Then she would know there's a ton of foreign scammers out there sharing the same fake names, telling the same fake stories and hustling multiple women or men at the same time.
Mine does. He asked to park 3 M in my bank acc't I said no. I ended the relationship yesterday. He texted me today again.