Dating Scams

2038 reports / 29 comments
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Unresolved

Marco William

  • by: LindaShireman
  • #47483
  • May 10, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I have a sister who is being scammed by this person and he's scamming her out of her money. He says he lives in Texas and works on an oil rig in the Gulf of mexico. He's telling her that he is coming to get her and take her to Texas with him, but everytime he gets ready to come get her something comes up and he needs money. She is thinking he will come for her but all he wants is her money. His profile shows nothing about him and no friends not even a picture. I am hoping that you can look into this matter and see if you can do anything. Thank you.
Names reported:
Marco William
Unresolved

I have been scammed by James Russo

  • by: stupiddeacon
  • #47477
  • May 10, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $78,600
This is likely classified as an online, romance scam. We connected through a dating site. He claimed to be a commodities trader. A month after we connected, he went to Ghana on a buying trip. When he arrived his cell phone did not work and was connected to all bank cards etc. It began with me shipping him a cell phone and having the number added to my account. I'm declaring it ended as he continued to need money, had funds paid to my credit card so that there was a usable credit balance, used the balance and then 10 days later the funds were "taken back". This has left me with two tremendous credit card bills and only social security to pay them with. I'm destroyed.
Names reported:
James Anthony Russo, James Ricci
Phones reported:
321-233-3327, 434-872-1637
Unresolved

Beware of these people

  • by: Sandys
  • #47441
  • May 9, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Around March 2018 a man sent me a friend request on Facebook and he said his name is Scott James. I was curious why he would send me a friend request and I began chatting with him when he asked me to go to Google hangouts. He seemed nice but soon began having one personal problem after another. And very soon said he is falling in love with me. I got suspicious and found found he has been reported a number of times on many sites going back years. I confronted him and he said he is a victim of identity theft and his friends keep him informed on every site he is on. He said his partners, Bobbie Whenal, Barbara Whenal regularly scout the internet for him and keep him informed on every site he is reported on. He said his friend Alex does as well. Then he said he was having legal problems from all the lies told on him. I didn't believe that and told him so then blocked him.
Names reported:
Barbara Whenal, Bobbie Whenal, Alex Ternzeno, Scott Moreau
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Abuja Nigeria

  • by: Woodruffmaria
  • #47354
  • May 5, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $4000
Meet on Facebook oct 14.17 he had me go to WhatsApp user Nicholas.2358109559572 he told me to buy iTunes cards take pictures of code and repeat. He need money to get home.nigeria keep his $ in acct that he could. Notget in too.westeren union $ fohe said Agents in the military.i reported him to western union got case# reported him to Wendover Nv Police. And to Tsb the Treasury of the United States and got case#."He never made it to me.He has all my information ss# Bday full name address phone # moms maiden name GMAIL & YAHOO ACCOUNTS.He has Hacked my Facebook all my apps hard drive everything of mine he knows all information on it. He still to this day gets my pictures & information on me.I am Maria m Woodruff. Im still learning not to trust anyone.
Names reported:
Austin Foster, Nicholas Owens
Phones reported:
+234-810-955-9572
Unresolved

Military scam

  • by: gator
  • #47320
  • May 4, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $1800.00
My mother is elderly and they claim a soldier in Afghanistan in a war zone wants to come the US and needs money for airfare and luggage to be sent. She has sent them $1800.00 and want $21,000 more.
Names reported:
Phillp Scott
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I was scammed by my "Love interest"

  • by: BravesFan1991
  • #47291
  • May 2, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $1600
Long story: I was on Facebook back in July of 2017 and posted that I was single for about a year on the plenty of fish Facebook page. She randomly messaged me (along with several others) but this one stood out. She was saying all the right things that I wanted to hear to make me feel good about myself. Things went well for about a month until she called me from the "hangout chat site" crying saying she needed help with her Father's "Medical bills" because he was in a come. (Looking back I know that was a lie) and she requested for $550 but not all at once. So needless to say I felt bad because I'm usually a good hearted person and I had the money to do it so I sent $350 one week and the rest the week after. Then a week or so went by and she claimed she had "Malaria" and she needed more money after she said she'll pay me back. So I had to end up sending her $150 every two weeks until the total amount came up to $1600. I also had to send it to a third person party like "a fellow nurse at UNICEF" or "The cook" I even had to pick money up that was sent to me to send to the third person party. Again her name is Alexa Young.
Names reported:
Alexa Young
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]