Dating Scams

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Unresolved

Dating site fraud

  • by: Joncorona13
  • #45398
  • Feb 10, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $10,000
Met individual on dating site, “Our Time”. Several month relationship w/ personal phone calls, text & emails. Convinced me of everything, love, need, family hardships, etc. I was very dumb & stupid, believing he was being truthful. I am a widow & wanted life again. I gave him money to help & he convinced me we would be married soon. I was so totally wrong & nieve. I have all the emails & texts to prove him asking for money & me sending it. I guess I finally figured it out but not before I was out over $10,000. I know I will not get my money back but want to stop him from doing this again to someone else.
Names reported:
Jeffrey Robinson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
763-301-5996
Unresolved

I have been scammed by John Bruce Williams

  • by: Qfancy
  • #45370
  • Feb 09, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $8,000
John Williams claims to be a US military commander stationed in Lagos Nigeria training the Nigerian army. He is using real pictures of a US commander working in Doha Qatar by the name Hurchel lawrence williams. John is requesting money for care package be sent via money gram using the agent names of George Adewale and David Adeotti. Claims he lost his wife "Melissa" in a car accident. Both parents "Minnie", a paralegal, and "Patrick", construction worker, have also died in a car accident. One daughter "Michelle" age 12 lives with gramdma.
Claims he lived part of his childhood in Berlin, Germany. Only called me one time in 2015 under a "restricted number". Voice was deep with a heavy African accent. He is using a VoIP number (615)549-0212 and email [email protected]
Names reported:
John Williams, John Bruce Williams
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
615-549-0212
Unresolved

Judith Smith has wired fraudulent checks to two accounts I have, causing one to be suspended and the other restricted.

  • by: Oakknot
  • #45335
  • Feb 07, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I met the person in question online. Judith Smith began manipulating me with constant words of love and desiring to be with me, playing on my loneliness and need for companionship. Judith Smith gained my trust to the point that I shared my account information. Judith Smith convinced me to get a phone from Verizon, and using my account information with Verizon ordered multiple iPhones, having me sell two to a pawn shop. Judith Smith paid my phone bill, but hasn't paid for any other phone. I have lost debit cards because of Judith Smith's malfeasance, them being taken by the credit unions where my accounts are located. The basis upon which I contend that Judith Smith wired bad checks to my accounts is the communication between the credit union's fraud departments and myself, in which they informed me that the checks are fraudulent.
Names reported:
Enoch Abbey, Judith Smith
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
402-385-9287
Unresolved

Trying to expose me on internet

  • by: Alouie
  • #45330
  • Feb 07, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $100
Well she hit me up on meet me and then she asked if she wanted to hang out then on FaceTime or video chat she recorded both of us and told me that if I didn’t send her 100$ she would send the video to my family on via Facebook and showed me my Facebook
Names reported:
Florinda Geronimo
Phones reported:
932-284-1985
Unresolved

Online romance scammer, needs money!!!

  • by: IHateScammersAndWontLetThemWin
  • #45274
  • Feb 05, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $10
Goes by “eddiegonzalez037 guaranteed 5 times more fun than your ex” on the POF website. He starts out my immediately responding how beautiful you are, then quickly wants to email, then immediately goes to phone number. He is a charmer. Gets his fake mother “Antonia Snyder” to call you with a funny accent, and she can’t understand English(supposedly they are from Ibiza, Spain where Mark was supposedly born. He has a “fake sister”who initially is called Betty, then they call her April. She is supposed to be married, living in Las Vegas. Mark will profess to be in love with you within 2 weeks. He supposedly lost his wife of 24 yrs tragically - he makes up a great story for wherever you live (in AZ, she climbed Camelback mountain, then went home and died in their swimming pool 2 weeks after giving birth to their daughter.). He claims to have only 1 daughter, McKenzie who is supposed to be 4 years old. But he “accidentall” sends pictures of another girl, who is a dead ringer for the 4 year old - guessing the older sister, who appears to be 7-8 years old. Mark will send you a picture of a fake USA passport to prove he is “real” - it is fake as he uses his “cousin, Mary Ellen Snyder’s” supposed passport as the bottom line has a female DOB and the typefonts are all off. Mark initially demands Vanilla Cards to give gifts to his daughter McKenzie (McK as he calls her). He says he’s an engineer and has to go to Dillion, Turkey to work on a “humanitarian project for refugees.” OR he can work on oil rigs in Texas. He magically gets from Arizona, where he initially claims to live to Turkey in a few hours (its 14 hr flight ladies!). While in “Turkey” he will send pictures and he will get sick with high blood pressure so he goes to the hospital and can’t text you or call you for days. He “promises to come home to you, as you are the only one he can love as you are God’s gift to him.” He will claIm to “have never loved anyone the way I love you!). He will have continued problems with his phone, and can’t text, or call you in Turkey. So he will demand you get TextPlus, then TextNow, then WhatsApp— he will trace you on the WhatsApp app and know where you are and question where you are!! As with ALL scams, when you start to call him on his lies - he apologize and says he “didn’t think you would date me because I’m not a US citizen.” Magically, tragedy will befall Mark - a horrible car accident. Then his “mother” who he refers to as “Mum” will text you - NEVER call you, and Ben upset that you haven’t “communicated with her in this time of need.” She will then need to emergently get to Turkey because Mark is dying! Once she gets there, she will text you only! This is when the horrible stuff really starts - she will tell you that “Mark is in such a bad way, you should leave him, because only a wife would stay. He has multiple spine fractures, both arms and legs have multiple fractures.” Then she won’t send any texts UNTIL she has to pay $12,000 plus dollars and cents or “they will pull the plug on poor Mark!” She won’t ask you outright for money, but it is inferred that you are supposed to offer up the entire amount immediately. When you don’t, she then starts the texts that YOU are the sole cause of the accident and all the pain and suffering that poor Mark is going through. She will send you a photo of a man in a hospital bed - Funny, the equipment is state of the art (opposite of what she tells you), and there is no HALO around his head as she says, there is no traction on his legs - which is standard care for those femur fractures! She then has a “doctor” call you. He will tell you that Mark now has “skull fractures and his family won’t commit to paying for his surgery.” He will then ask “do you want to talk to Mark npbecause he’s able to talk you know?). You say “WHAT?” Then he hangs up on you! There will more nasty, cruel texts only from the fake mother - she texts EXACTLY like Mark does!! Magically within a couple of days, he’s had surgery, he’s being transferred to England and within a couple weeks you get an email from Mark!!! He’ll say, “when can we talk?” But then for 1 more month, he will accuse you of horrific things - not loving him enough to pay $6k, then $4k, then $2k for his bills to “save you’re potential future husbands life.” He will tell you how horrible you are, but that he still love someone you. He asks you to help poor McKenzie by getting him a $100 Vanilla Card. When you refuse, he stops contact for a week. Then within 2 months of his accident, he is magically applying for a job with Noble Corp (England) for a job starting March 1, 2018!!! He demands that you be one of his Next of Kin and demands you’re bank account information for “them to transfer money to you in case...”. When you don’t respond, Mark cuts off ALL communication with you!
Mark lives in Florida - he rents a home at 249 N Country Club Drive, Lake Worth, Florida - then moves to 463 Pine Tree Court, Atlantis, Florida. ALL the pictures he sends you when he is supposed to be in Turkey, are of him and his daughters, mom and sister (who I believe is the “fake dead” wife, or his “nanny”) fro the Pine Tree Court home.
Mark will tell you he owns a home in Cut Bank, Montana. One in Australia, one in Arizona and one in Florida. He doesn’t own any homes. He will tell you his “Mum” lives in Utah, Arizona, New York, Nevada, and Florida. (She’s in Atlantis, Florida the whole time).

My family in Florida has shown Mark’s pictures all over the Atlantis area - he is readily recognized by many people at the Country Club, but no one knows his real name, nor what he does, they just know that he and his family are very familiar looking.

Pictures are of Mark and his daughter, McKenzie in the pink shirt. Mark and his older daughter holding the “we love you grandma sign”,
Mark’s fake USA passport - uses a photo similar to the one on the passport for his Plenty of Fish profile picture, Mark and his daughters on New Years Eve - less than 2 months AFTER his horrible car accident - amazing, no scars from a Halo on his head, and for those multiple cervical and spinal fractures - he sits pretty darn well!!, picture of the supposed “Mum” Antonia and the supposed “sister” April. Last picture is of Mark a day before his accident.
None of these pictures are found on google image search nor on Tineye.com. ALL the pictures of his “homes” are found on Tineye though.
This guy is slick and smooth. Be very careful ladies! He is the epitome of a scammer - he loves to sing you songs be Ed Sheeran. “Perfect” is the latest, but he also loves the song “All of Me” by John Legend.
Names reported:
Mark Snyder, Mark Mike Snyder, Mark Mike Jones Snyder
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]­o
Phones reported:
480-439-5360, 805-954-7139, +44-742-280-5410
Unresolved

Romance Scammer

  • by: bspetty02
  • #45222
  • Feb 02, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Suspect money laundering
Names reported:
Macario Afecto
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
587-600-5052

Comments:

US

Sep 30, 2017 6:26 PM

The Romanian Girls/Models supposedly are the worst scammers on the internet. And nobody goes after them.. The penalty of fraud in Romania is tough. The Romanian Criminal Code and specific legislation sets out a number of offences in respect of financial crimes, including: Embezzlement. This is the appropriation, use or trafficking by an official (see Question 7) of a public or private entity, in his own interest or for the benefit of another, with intent, of money or assets he manages. Attempts are punishable. Deceit. This involves the misleading with intent of a person, by presentation as true, of a false act or as false of a true act, with the purpose of obtaining, for him or another unjust material benefit, with the consequence of causing damages. Attempts are punishable. Deceit in agreement. This involves misleading or maintaining an error with intent of a person when executing or performing an agreement, where, without this misleading, the cheated person would not have executed or performed the agreement under the stipulated conditions. Attempts are punishable. I know of 4 girls that are getting away with it right now. Alesia_4u is one of them.....Watch out guys............

US

Sep 30, 2017 6:22 PM

Don't understand how these supposedly web cam models are getting away with these scams. When there reported no one seems to follow up and prosecute or pull them from there online scams.

Bob Kelchner

Jul 28, 2016 1:35 PM

LOL! I gave up on her.

Kelly Dennis

Jul 28, 2016 1:18 PM

I didn't think of that. But not that you say it I think your 110% right. She just sent me a text telling me that next week we will have many offers for the orphanage, if she tells me she got 3.2 million I won't be able to contain my laughter

Bob Kelchner

Jul 28, 2016 1:10 PM

I tried that act too. They using voice synthesizers to disguise they're voices.

Kelly Dennis

Jul 28, 2016 12:57 PM

OMG, she's stealing our money from us by creating lies. The one thing I've noticed is all her pictures the clothes and rooms the pictures are taken in are nice. She wants me to go to Africa with her to sell the orphanage in Gahanna. She said she's working in a hospital in NY. I asked her for the address so I could send her flowers she wouldn't give it to me.

Bob Kelchner

Jul 28, 2016 11:23 AM

Her uncle me she's worth $3.2million. It's an inheritance from her father. .

Kelly Dennis

Jul 28, 2016 5:02 AM

Yea Right I'm not that stupid

Kelly Dennis

Jul 28, 2016 5:01 AM

She told me she took this picture only for me. She sending me more nudes later in the week before she sells her orphanage in Africa then we are going to live happily ever after

Kelly Dennis

Jul 28, 2016 4:58 AM

Yes I spoke to Allen what a joke. He's from Africa all right

Kelly Dennis

Jul 28, 2016 4:57 AM

About 400 total. Her stories never made sense to me. Too many excuses

Bob Kelchner

Jul 27, 2016 11:42 PM

I've got that picture as well

Bob Kelchner

Jul 27, 2016 11:42 PM

Did you also talk to her uncle?

Bob Kelchner

Jul 27, 2016 11:40 PM

How much did she scam you for?

Kelly Dennis

Jul 27, 2016 8:39 PM

I put my real name instead of the one I used

Kelly Dennis

Jul 27, 2016 8:38 PM

ive also spoken to Allen and he sounds like he's from Africa too.

Kelly Dennis

Jul 27, 2016 8:33 PM

I wonder how many of us are sending her and uncle Allen money and gifts

Kelly Dennis

Jul 27, 2016 8:24 PM

Bob same here she wants 300 to buy a computer. Are you still talking to her

Bob Kelchner

Jul 27, 2016 8:19 PM

That's how I fell for her scam. She needed money for nursing school. Now she wants me to give her my computer. got this picture last February!

Jack Me Off

Jul 27, 2016 8:07 PM

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8469270cc4e67893d1e6c079a93f7878345d168a71d5e44d19fc4e87ecf0accf.jpg

Jack Me Off

Jul 27, 2016 8:05 PM

Joshua, I'm made up that name so Princella would recognize my name I probably need to change it. That's for your comment

Jack Me Off

Jul 27, 2016 8:03 PM

Bob, did you ever speak to her? She was just in Hawaii with her friend. I hope she did use your money to go there. She tried the nursing story on me as well but I didn't bite.

Claue Avanz

Jul 27, 2016 6:43 PM

i am always notified with saying that theres a comment to my complaint but i cant find it... i was scammed by a us marine based in salerno afghanistan,i lost 520usd... filipina who had a high hopes of love but turned out to a scam... im.really sad about the money.. that is the pic of the said scammer.. i think that guy in.pic is a good man, dont know who really the person is behind the scam...i have sent 520usd to that

Joshua Pierre

Jul 27, 2016 6:04 PM

I don't know why I am getting notifications for these when it does not apply to Roxana Patrana the woman whom I got scammed by. and why should anyone take you seriously with a name like jack me off?

Bob Kelchner

Jul 27, 2016 4:32 PM

That's her!

Jack Me Off

Jul 27, 2016 4:28 PM

This is her

Jack Me Off

Jul 27, 2016 4:23 PM

Did you ever speak to her? Is sounds like she's from Africa but her pictures are of a beautiful girl. I've seen her on webcam.

Bob Kelchner

Jul 27, 2016 3:55 PM

She took me for $6000.00

Jack Me Off

Jul 27, 2016 2:42 PM

Does anyone know Princella Hays. She is working out of NY with Allen Ortiz. She is a liar and is scamming anyone who comes into contact with her be careful.