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I have been scammed by Ray Erastos
Dec 31, 2015
Monetary Loss: $2500
I met Ray on a dating site. He told me he had to go to Cape Town South Africa for 4 weeks on a work project. He was to return to Mobile Alabama second week of November. Once he arrived in South Africa, he began to have "problems" because he lost his credit card and asked me to Money Gram him cash so he could get home. The cash and post fees amounted to about $2500. He is now saying that he must pay customs $300 to leave. He is becoming more aggressive, telling me to get money from my family.
I made a connection with this above mentioned man and after a month of texting and talking on the phone and sharing photos he asked me to wire money which I refused to do. I called him out on his scam and he sent me inappropriate, extremely vulgar and threatening text messages. I have all this on my cell phone.
Met online through Tagged, saw her picture and message her.she was supposed to live in Ohio, turned out she was in Lagos, Nigeria, The picture was of a white woman, she said she was stuck there, so I sent her plane fare 3500 dollars than she said she was held up by immigration.said she needed another 3500 for bta fund, then she told me people she knew took the money, a man claiming to be the police there said she had to have 1700 to repay her debts before she could travel,than she said her plane ticket had expired, so had to send another 3500, then she said she had to pay the Bta again,another 3500, then she said she got on a plane and was stopped in Paris and deported, so now she needed another 3500 and the Bta money again,each time I sent 200 dollars also for traveling money, than she said It was better to send money for her through a friend named Raji,all during about a year and a half, I got all the receipts from western union and money gram, she called me and assured me this was just a misunderstanding with immigration.she sent several pictures of her.than after I sent more money for a plane ticket she again said immigration stopped her in Paris again and after about 2 weeks there she said they deported her again.I have a total record of all conversations with her on yahoo messenger. I also got receipts for all money sent to Raji her friend.the last time she got deported from Paris,She Stella George admitted that she really was a black woman and showed a new pic of her.I was devastated I'm a white man and thought I was helping a white woman, now she says she can get me the Bta which she said the Nigerian government was holding, but needed 400 dollars to go get it, I refused to send more cash,
People contacted her and got her to send me my money back
Jan 3, 2016
Monetary Loss: $420
I met a young woman online, Roxana Patrana, we quickly became friends and that turned to us "falling in love", She was a Romanian living in Spain, She said that she was Ill and if she couldn't get money to fix a prerequisite that was stopping her from getting healthcare in Spain, later she said it was a phone bill wavering in Romania, after she received the money her emotions ceases and she began to cut me off, I sent her close to 500 dollars through western union wire transfer. She eventually told me the truth that she had a boyfriend the entire time, This woman is a internet Romance scammer. I later contacted the FBI through an ic3 report and later after that Roxana was eager to cooperate.
She sent him an email calling him dear and telling a sob story about how her family was murdered and how she wanted to get to know him better. He told her he didn't want to know her and she replied. Saying she wanted to know his hobbies and she needs love she even sent him a pic of her and asked for his pic. She looked like a Muslim and we did not message her back. Thinking it was a scam we looked it up and he found out that she has tried to do this to another person. She was trying to get personal info and banking information to "help her" at a refugee camp she was supposedly at. Also in the picture she was wearing an expensive watch and a lot of make up a little suspicious if you ask me for someone who is in a camp.
David pretended to be in love with me then I discovered he was trying to laundry money by sending it to me which I refused package but not until he conned me out of $1400.00 to get by on because he said his account was frozen. Was t[ pay me back when he got his account unfrozen. Then I discovered he was all a lie.