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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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I'm really sorry for all of you who have been scammed and so hurt. I've have been contacted by quite a few on Instagram when I opened an account recently. I was not expecting it and sort of flattered at first . All these soldiers?!? Then I got wise pretty quickly having read up about this problem. I think you have to be very very cynical and sceptical. Virtually all are scammers and should be blocked immediately. I have only let 1 guy contact me. Marine engineer from US etc blah blah. Kelvin Bryan?? When it was clear he could barely string a sentence together , I knew what the game was and blocked him within a couple of days. I won't fall for that again! We need to be vigilant and keep updated of new scams as there is no one to police the internet. And btw I've been on my own with 3 kids for a long time and would love to find some one but it is very unlikely it will be online!

Hello everyone I actually have a few people right now I'm trying to expose one woman said she is a modle and cant meet me unless I get permission from her mngr and he is overseas witch makes no sense also said I have to pay for this permission second thing is they have real broken English and say they are American and 3rd thing with this whole thing is already did image search and it's coming back that they are all used on porn sites there is another woman I'm talking too trying to get more out of so I can expose them said she is a business woman and has lots of money but her brother is going to jail and she needs me to open a bank account so she can transfer the money in there because she cant do it from were she is also a scam if u guys have anything u want me to do to expose these people further please let me knw I got u!!!

I have a male friend who has now sent 270K to Africa to a supposed Widow and her two adult daughters. Her husband was murdered, the the widow is in danger. Her husband didn't have a legal will, so this "widow" has enlisted my friend to help her get her dead husbands estate which includes several million dollars in gold put into her name. When that happens, she will put all the money in my fiends account and come to America to live happily ever after. My friend has lost everything . . . . job, friends, car, and soon, his home. He still believes it's real. He's never actually spoken to this widow, only email and texts.

Please, tell your friend not to give anymore. I'm a victim of a scam also - $29K. Not as much as your friend's, but it's all of my savings. I've heard of scams, but wasn't aware of their tactics. I didn't believe that I was in a scam situation until my daughter, who works for a major bank said that I was being scammed. I showed her all the account, authority letter, and wire transfer receipt. She said that they're all suspicious and have signs of fraudulence. I thought I was helping someone who was really in a desperate situation. Never will I ever trust anybody on line again. Report it to FTC. I'm still thinking seriously of doing the same.

Has anyone heard of a Bob Alex or Alex Bob? Supposedly petroleum engineer off of coast of Mexico, hometown Houston, TX has 16 yr old son. Parents passed away.

Anyone know a Donald Arsenault..oil rig contractor...born in Italy..needing money for taxes or oil rig pipes. One daughter with boarding mother..parents doed in auto accident.

Bruce Cole Allen is the name of a scammer on Instagram. He said he was a doctor from California and now worked as a military doctor on a mission in Libya. His English is really very good like native English speaker. He was very sweet and seemed concerned about people. He was good at playing his role as a doctor such as giving some suggestion or specific medicine which is not easy to find on the top three of google search. He asked for vacation fee because he couldn’t make transaction there. Well, the vacation fee doesn’t exist so if you are now talking someone who works for US military in other countries, they are scammers.

He really scammer. He following me on Instagram.

Yes!!!! BRUCE COLE ALLEN is a scammer. He just contacted my daughter on instagram. Asked questions if she was married etc..
Of course pics of him show medical uniform. Next to a sports car etc...just to sway young girls in ! Stay away.

Be very wary of google hangouts users Clark Wilson and Nelly Wilson!

Don’t be fooled like me ladies. I semi fell for it and was hoping this person that I encountered was not one of them but that’s what I get for trying too hard to wish...

I had a spammer who wanted me to send him an iTunes gift card via picture. He said that he has no funds and he needed an iTunes gift card to use google hangouts and contact his bank. I sent him digitally through his email and he got mad at me saying it’s not the actual card. I tried troubleshooting with him and testing to see if he was legit. I told him to email me back the email I sent through iTunes. When he emailed me back the email I sent him I used the code right away before he did. When he tried using the code he measafed me saying that when he tried tried but the code didn’t work. (I know shady on my part but I had to test). So the next day I bought the card and took the picture. He was appreciative. I checked and he did activate the code right away. I told him he was to promise not to ask any more about money. He profusely said you’re my wife and I’m going to marry you. When I tried to message small talk on other things I knew his grammar was off saying “I no” than “I know” (red flag number one).

He then asked if I could message his son who was 14. I said sure. When I messaged his son, he immediately clung to me saying “I love you mom” (red flag number 2). When I asked him questions to know the son better such as what are your interests, do you hang out with friends, the son was very vague (red flag number 3).

Finally, I knew this person was a legit scam when he finallly showed his true colors and said I need help getting out of my contract. Didn’t give me any details as to how much or what the contract was. I tried prying for questions to make sure he’s legit. Wouldn’t tell me anything except he’s a long term surgeon volunteer and that He has no finances due to the contract (which is baloney I did my research the UN pays the colunteeers livable wages. If a soldier wants to deal with their contract they are to address the issue to their contractor from the country they enlisted in). Gave me the my co-workers did this online thing and found their wives to help them get out of their contracts; I have no friends sob story. I told him I don’t trust men who cannot figure Out their problems and are not a man enough to go to hisrecruiter to negotiate his contract terms and figure out his banking issue. I tried to call him voice but he got mad saying , “why you calling me you trying to get me in trouble?”
When I messaged the “son” he told me dad has no money he hasn’t paid me (red flag number 4).

In less than a week communicating with this Clark Wilson I knew his pattern to woo me. He’d get all flirty telling me how much he loved me and long messages professing his love. Just as he was about to melt my heart, he’d then say, “but you don’t trust me and can’t help me by paying $1000 to get me out of my contract”. He’d interchange the pronouns her him a lot. I kept telling him no I cannot give him that much money because I work two jobs and barely can afford money to pay the rent. But he kept pushing (red flag number 5) by saying I want to see you at Christmas and I know time is short I want to have a baby.

So long of the short, ladies, is that if the person sounds too good to be true it most likely is.

The same here a soldier in active duty .. Was in love with me after the second day.. He even had commander message me.. Tried to get me to biy im a itunes card then a asked for all my information .. Asked if i had a bank account so his commander could put money in my account for me to pay his 20000 dollar mortgage but needed my online bank information to do so.. Long story short i called him out on it. And havent hears from him since.. Told him to get a real job!!

Anyone dealing with a guy who claims to be buying gold & diamonds ?

Yes I am or was. For two months. Something was not right about this situation.

Has anyone heard of or talked to an army soldier named Jim Smith? Says he is in Kabul Afghanistan and needs money to get home. Oh and of course he sooo inlove with me... Please help

I have the same story as many of you. For me he is going by Antonio Giovanni Morgan. He is an orthopedic surgeon for the military in Afghanistan. We started talking as friends from a game we play which is Words With Friends 2. He has a 8 yr old daughter named Zoe. Wife and teenage son in a car accident 3 years ago which took them both and now he is a widow with Zoe in boarding school in Italy. I do not have money and live check to check. So he did deposit money in my account cause he said he signed a contract stating his money was put in a trust. When he deposited money in my account there was a small amount of $100 taken out on the same day. I thought maybe because it was from a bank transfer. So then comes my pay day on black Friday this year. I have my income directly deposited. Had been working lots of hours that day and when I went to bed that morning I had a couple hundred dollars in it. By the time I woke up for work after 5pm almost all of it was taken out of my account By several people. Then comes Monday after Thanksgiving and there is another deposit to my account and the call to the bank was made. I was told I was being scammed and got very angry with him. We argued over the next few days and then he told me it was a colleague of his that owed him money. That the money I had to keep making transfers out were for his daughters medical bills. She had got injured at school and need to get her arm fixed. Since she was in boarding school she was out of network. I had fell hard for this guy and I feel so stupid for doing so. He told me he was from Melbourne Florida. His parents were deceased and he was put in foster care at age 11. I was such a fool giving him my bank info to try to help his daughter out. He says right now he is sent out on some mission again. Says he works for United Forces. After I read all this today I called him out on it and have not heard back since. Do not expect to here the lies again.

I have been chatting with Donald Hyler (dark haired one with a son) who contacted me on Facebook. Started out innocent enough, wanting to get to know me, be my "online best guy friend" because he knew I am married....didn't last...."fell" for me in the first month.
Usual story - wife died in a car accident when son was 4, lonely, no family around, contracting engineer, raised in Brazil, living in Wilmington Delaware (supposedly born in US, raised in Brazil, came back when father died). Excellent written English but really thick accent and hard to understand on phone. Claimed screen on his iPhone was shattered, showed me a photo which I found immediately on reverse image. made plans to come visit and even sent me a photo of his plane ticket (also found ticket online, he only changed the name and destination (these people are trained in photoshop everyone, do your research) - didn't do his research well because the airline he said he was flying with doesn't fly into our small airport) claimed his flight would arrive at 7 a.m. but first flight doesn't arrive until 8:30, claimed customs was detaining him (customs won't detain a US resident flying within the US unless there is a reason), after much time messaged me saying he was being sent back (really? and I am stupid enough to believe any of this!). A couple months later while we are chatting he lets it slip "I sometimes wish I had actually shown up for our visit".
Then came the scam - big job out of town, worth lots of money, needs me - the only person he can trust of course - to open a bank account to accept the payment because his bank account wasn't big enough to accept such a large deposit (um, what?). I said no, he said it was the only way he could get paid, I told him to get his lawyer involved and get the "big corporation" to send him a certified check, take it to a bank and open a freaking bank account in his own name.....funny, he still hasn't been paid and it was from September.
Why do I still talk to him? I enjoy talking to him for the most part, it is when he starts asking me for money I turn the tables on him and whine about how hard my situation is and how I am too proud to ask anyone for help but it is really weighing on me (reverse psychology works great). Be careful everyone, don't be a victim!

I came across a guy in a matrimonial site, says he is an Indian but born and brought up in US Albeny and works as a Civil engineer at the Peace corps in Syria doing some kinda construction work. He has sent some of his pictures and only chats on whatsapp but does not call or either has a FB or Insta, he says they are not allowed to have social accounts or call people. He has asked for pictures since this was supposed to a marriage alliance through a marriage site. I have a feeling he might be fake, how do I know for sure? I tried checking with his Image in google, but it was of no help, could not find anything. Please help.

Hello, my mum has been conversing with man that messaged her on Facebook. He asked her to talk on hangouts so that their messages and photos are private. My mum said he works in on a oil rig. His a widow, lost his wife through child birth. His half German and wants to start a business in Texas. My mother seems quite taken with this man and feels she has a lot in common with him. My siblings and I have tried to warn her to be careful as he might be a scammer. But she unfortunately she continues to communicate with him. My sister recently found out that my mother has borrowed £5000 from her sisters. Am not sure why but I have a dreadful feeling it maybe for this man. I tried searching his name on Facebook but profiles of women come up. Please help am not quite sure what to do?

This story this person is telling your mother sounds like a scam. Scammers often play on emotion; they say they are working far from home, are all alone in the world, have a child, need money, and have only their new love to help them avoid disaster. You could invite your mother to read some of the other comments people have sent to this blog.

An online love interest who asks for money is almost certainly a scammer. Scammers often want to leave the dating site immediately and change to personal email or private messaging. They may claim love very quickly after meeting to build attachment.

There's a danger in helping a scammer with his money. Some scammers use people to help them transfer stolen money. They don't reveal that the money is stolen - they tell a story to hide the purpose for the transaction. They ask their new sweetheart to use her bank account, or open a new account, receive and transfer money. If you do this for a scammer, your name is on the bank account and on the money transfer forms. If you get involved with one of these schemes, you could lose money and personal information, and you could get into legal trouble.

I have had several men “chat” with me in Words With Friends. They all say they are from the US but are currently working out if the country (Brazil, Poland, Norway and on oil rigs in Alaska) Two are supposedly widowers with a teenage daughter and only one as asked for an iTunes gift card. I don’t trust any of them and have started blocking them. This is a scrabble game....not a dating app!!

I have had a few men in the last week contact me on words with friends. Anyone hear of a man named Scott Moline? He is from Spain but lives and works in Atlantic City. Overseas in Scotland on a contracting job.

I have been talking to a man who calls himself Smith Anderson. He found me on instagram. He said he lived in Scottsdale , AZ. His mother is Spanish and his father was from Scottsdale. Very muscular, attractive and personable guy. He has sent me lots of pictures, but won't video chat because he says the oil rig doesn't have wifi on an ethernet connection. He went to Turkey to work on an oil rig. After a while he asked me to send money to pay off debts so he could come back to the states, $2300.00. I sent what I could . Stupid I know! I wanted to believe so much. The money I sent wasn't enough and he needed more which I refused to send. He got nasty saying he quit his job because of me. Now he says he needs $2300 to come see me for Christmas. I'm not sending it because I don't have it. Feeling embarrassed and sad because I fell for this.

Girl..he's probably the same one I met on Tinder. What site did you meet him?

He messaged me on Instagram and then wanted to switch over to an app called LINE.

Why do all these guys work on oil rigs?

Latest story is that there was a fight on the rig and the scammer was injured and now in the hospital. Crazy stories.

So I have a question for all of you is there any way we can do anything about these scammers? Has anyone filed a report with the FBI or anything like that?

I filed a report online on the FBI site. This is ridiculous and all these scammers seem to be in CA.

anybody have a run in with an Eric in Turkey, contractor on pipeline? Guess I have been stupid...was trusting. never did an on-line dating, then tried Mates1...he is also on Hangouts. would love feedback if he is familiar to anyone.

Trust me it is a scam. What name is he using on Hangouts? Does he have dark hair, brown eyes, very handsome?

he uses his real name as far as I know...nice looking but greyish eyes, nice smile, greying light brown hair. saying he is in a removal detention at airport at moment

The guy I was talking to is Justin Anderson Boardman. He says he is from Indianapolis and is Army police and stationed in Afganistan. No family, wife died 4 years ago. Says he was born in the US and moved to Spain for most of his life which is why his English is so bad! His Drivers License said State of Indianapolis which obviously incorrect as it is the State of Indiana! The drivers license is signed by a Debra someone and the address is fake! He then sent me his Military ID which looked legit however it was in the name of Justin Anderson and his “supposed” last name was left off! I had it checked and it’s fake. I also messaged a Military
Romance Scam Page on Facebook and they said they have lots of complaints against him too! I only lost $50 thank goodness!!! Ladies don’t fall for these guys, they are slick and know what to say to make you feel special. If it feels like something it’s off listen to your intuition!!!

morgan sidney anyone?

Guy-Michael; 41yrs old; 6' tall; sandy colored hair; looks like JFK jr.
work- 10 yrs navy in military based in Qatar soon to be deported to Afghan. Never married.
We met on CMBagel and hit it off; logged out of CMB very quickly and used Skype. We are like soul mates, 100% match in every details of mind and soul. Claim he wanted to come home to see me , start a family and was very eager to find a replacement for him in exchange for his return and break the contract for his work. The replacement is from Turkey and he required 80k, but 30k down payment is needed. He only has 20k and wanted me to help him with 10k. I denied any funds soon after finding this website with the same stories. I'm grateful to find this support group.

Girl...it is a scam. Believe what you are reading. It's got to be a group of them. I don't even think they are real doctors or orthopedics. If so, they wouldn't beg for cards.

Sounds like the same guy I talked to. He looked like JFK jr. sort of too. Ortho surgeon and I his real name is Andrew James Baldwin from California. Fake identity names scott mcgregor and William Marks are a few.I think he has several names he goes by.

Does any one know Dr. Willy Williams? A orthopedic Dr serving in Damascus military hospital. Says he is from Germany, has 17 year old daughter attending boarding school in Dubai. Says he is wealthy. An only child. Has not asked for money, but is pressuring me to connect on Hangouts. Professed his love..shortly after we met.

Has anyone been scammed by a Robert Jim or James martian.my friend has betscamed out of over fifty thousand dollars lost her homy

okay so i was on tender singles and this girl that goes by the name of jenny donald starts messaging on the site and quickly requests that i download hangouts app. so i continue talking to her on there and about 10 messages in shes like a i need a huge favor i need you to open a credit union bank account i need to collect my pay. so i asked her where are you from shes says originally from utah united states but shes currently in west Africa working with UNICEF says shes been in west africa for seven months. she kept asking me to open the account i never did. so i asked for a photo of here where she is right now sends me a previously taken phote which was blurry as hell. sent me a couple more still blurry. so then i asked her to video call on the app she did but connection was really bad it looked like her in the photes but still didnt trust her. she then started asking me to get her i tunes gift cards for $100USD saying she needs it to activate her iphone sends me a picture of her screen and its writing in the notes app. she continued talking to me and quicly starts confessing her love for me BS. so i started playing along. after about a week of talking she asked me to send her $1200 for a plan ticket and i said NO. she got pissed lmao. so continued talking trying to waste as much of this scammers time as possible 3 weeks latter still talking to me lol. she then asked for $500 itunes gift. first it was a $100 now 3weeks latter its $500 lmao. she then says i wish my parents were alive to see me happy bs. now going on to a month i stopped messaging her for 3 days she got really upset i was dying with laughter. shes like what did i do to im like youdid nothing to me all you did was waste a month of your pathetic life trying to scam people

I have been reading these posts. I want to share my story to help others. First, I have been scammed twice, both began on online dating sites. Before I start, let me say I have never sent money to anybody. If my story helps put an end to at least one scammer, wonderful.
My first scammer impersonated a U.S. soldier deployed in Afghanistan. He quickly wanted to continue taking on Hangouts. He is the name Greg Martin, Master Sgt. at the beginning he did not ask for money, but hinted that he could use an ITunes card, or phone. We never ate dia phoe, only Texts and he had a gmail account. He old never give me his military ID. Said he was divorced with a 14 year old son living in Phila. Pa. With his mom. He also cla o be from a Colombian father & mom from No. Carolina. He gave a phony high school, could not give credible stor about how his parents met, etc. eventually his stories got very dramatic, saying he had some gold bars to send me. I refused. When confronted with all the fantasy, he acted hurt. I ended it by telling him I had recorded everything and filed a complaint. I did, with FTC. The picture of the soldier had 0 results when I did reverse image search.
My second scammer was really slick & more intelligent. This one had a cell phone: 443) 438-8307 and email. Also lots of pictures. This one said he was a engineer, half Turkish, half British, a 24 year old daughter. He said he was 58. Daughter lives in London. We got along very well. In 6 mos. asked for money 3x. Since he said he was working on a sub, his money was not accessible. The first time he asked for money for his daughter’s field trip. Said he had forgotten to make prior arrangements. His “financier” could be contacted, and I could “lend” him the money, until his funds could be released. Needed about $850. I refused & gave him ideas on how to resolve this. I ignored him for about 4 days, then he texted me and apologized. I never did find out how he resolved that. The weeks went by & we got closer. He sounded like an older man, nice voice, always respectful & very intuitive. Let me say that I was the one who didn’t want to do FaceTime because of my own reservations. He never refused to do it, just me. Well, the 2nd time he asked for money was he needed about $1500 because he had some oil rigging parts being stored in Shanghai & it was raining daily & getting ruined. I even checked weather reports for Shanghai & you guessed it! Raining every day. My refusal then led to him suffering a $50,000 loss as the parts got ruined. Anyway, the 3rd and final time was when he was finally finishing this work assignment, retiring to his home in Maryland. But guess what? He needed airplane ticket from Georgia where they were docking to Baltimore Md. when I told him Spirit airlines wanted $240, he said he could reimburse me once on land as he could access his funds, but his “agent” made all the arrangements & it would be $485. I refused, and as I write this, he claims he is in Georgia, stranded. When I finally agreed to FaceTime, his phone number nor his email was not available. Surprise, surprise. I wish I could find the real guys in the picture to tell them their pictures are being used. The soldier I pray is a living soldier. Never send money, and if you string them along, you will catch their lies. The pictures used by my 2nd scammer also were negative when I did a reverse image search. Good luck out there!

I'm one that isn't what u would say a hottie so when I was on a dating site and I came across this girl's picture that text message her that messaged me and she was absolutely gorgeous I fell head-over-heels very quickly. The issue now is that it didn't take very long but she wanted me to start sending her money. She claimed that she had no money and that she needed money for personal hygiene products she even sent me pictures to prove it. Overtime I started thinking that we were really together and that she really wanted to be with me we even talked about marriage I came across this article and it broke my heart. I started looking at what she was doing what she was saying the excuses she was giving I started to realize that it was probably just a big scam she asked me to deposit a money transfer into my account because she said that she had lost her ID couldn't open her own bank account and when I accept the transfer my account immediately got shut down because it was for fraud. This was apparently all a big mistake and I fell for it and I continue to talk to her and continue to try and help her out cuz I thought we were going to be a family we're going to get married and be together forever. She used the fact that I'm not able to find anyone and no one wants to be with me against me in order to achieve financial gain. I want to spend my time now wanting people and trying to help them to avoid the heartache financial problems and headache I'm having to go through this type of situation.

A guy named Scott Good contacted me. He said he got my name from an online dating site. I never put my name on a dating site. Of course he said there was something about me. He kept contacting me getting more and more romantic. Then he began calling me. Has a very thick accent. He said he's from England. Open up a checking account so he could put his pay in. That sent off questions in my head but I stupidly caved in. Then yesterday he texted me saying he's going on a mission. (He is in Afghanistan) Then I get an email from a priest saying that he found this unit. 3 were dead, 2 wounded. One of the wounded died on the way. Scott suffered multiple injuries and is in surgery. He said the surgeon will contact me which he did. Informed me that he survived surgery but will need more and I need to sign a consent form. I started to get a little suspicious. When he sent the form it was from the Afghanistan department of public health. Wouldnt he be in an Army hospital? I'm just very leery of this

Someone I met on a dating site called Ferdinand Donavan. Says he works on a station drilling off the Italian coast. Asked for $1000 for his sister's tuition. Insanely good looking. Professed his love for me. Says his mom lives in Boston and brother lives in Australia. Is there a way to search for photos off this site?

I kmow for a fact anyone who is drilling or on a oil rig makes a good amount of money. They wouldn't need financial help.

QUESTION...My 80 year old Mom who has been talking to RAYMOND SMITH on Facebook messenger and has been sending money for his disasters on the oil rig. Well NOW they are telling her that his daughter Cindy who was in a moped accident is going to fly out with her nanny in January and come live with my Mom until Raymond comes in February. What are they UP TO? Credit card info, or flights? Or worse, what if imposters come and who knows kidnap my Mom. I have made a police report in November I have gone to the FBI, and ALL the banks are calling the police when she tries to wire money. But NOTHING seems to work to STOP my Mom. Any thoughts on WHAT they are up to?

Scammers often want money or personal information that they can use to get money or commit identity theft. They might ask someone to send money, or cash a fake check, or share their credit card number. They might ask someone to send a copy of their driver's license or passport or other ID documents.

Well I’ve been blessed by a million messages from Channing Tatum ! Not really. They claim to be even though I straight out told them their text are in broken English. Tried to get me to buy a 500.00 VIP ticket which entitles me to be part of his vodka business. Oh it gets better. He also wanted me to pay for it Via Walmart to Walmart transfer lol. And he loved me and wanted to meet me. I know, an opportunity of a life time but I passed. These people are crazy!

2 names to watch out for. Both looking for financial assistance. Both played the romance game. Both dropped the messaging when I said absolutely not. 1. Lou's Graham from NYC. Supposedly a custodial father of two young children. Supposedly financially successful. Supposedly a business deal in Canada that went wrong. Asked for $25k. He even asked me to take a loan against my retirement..lol.. Then tried hacking into my Google accounts.
2. Ed Sterling from Westport CT. Same deal.. romance, kind etc. Needed $25k ( must be the magic number) to save his quarry in South Africa..yeah..not..lol... Be careful out there ladies.

My sister in law (62) in Regina, was scammed out of her car and motorcycle by a person identified as Tony Matteo, supposedly from Italy, currently from Las Vegas and working on rigs in North Dakota. She is heartbroken and believed this person was going to Marry her and build their dreamhome in Hawaii!
So cruel!

Woman on Instagram wants t know what phone carrier I have and bank I use. Attractive girl. Wants me to be a State picker? Any info would be good..

I’ve met at least 6 of them, usually claim to work overseas and have one child. Wife apparently has died of some cancer...a lot claim to be military. So over it.

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