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I am being scammed too by a guy I met on Instagram and he asked me to go to hangouts.

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He claims he is a general surgeon working for the united nations in Afghanistan. He asked me to apply for his vacation and sent me the phony looking fabricated letter from the UN. I know it is not real. Everytime I question him he gets frustrated and says why do you always doubt me my love? He also sent me his id which I can also tell is fake. He has video called me from Hangouts, but I think it is prerecorded because it never has sound and he doesn't waive back or anything.

He says his name is Dr. Mike William, but I also found the same picture of him on linked in with a different name. If we can post or share pics maybe that would cancel out a few of us. I havent sent any money, nor will I, I just want him to get caught and stopped. When I asked personal questions he often ignored them. He answers what he wanted to answer and left me hanging on the rest. I have been humiliated enough. For you to every think of me in the manner you have.

I have managed to sort myself out.. If you want me to come over, then text me the airport you should be landing where you can pick me from. Otherwise I will just fly back to Austin. Get back to me urgently. I believe seeing is believing. My presence is going to speak volume. Which was to forward the email he received from the airline, to me.

Goes by the name Elvin Larsson. My scammer, military scammer too. Met on a dating site Secret - DO not ever use.

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Shared phone numbers and texted from there. Shared pics and talked for a month. Thank goodness companies are more keen to these scams to protect their customers. He asked for a cc and I said absolutely not. Asked again and again and said hey, there are safer ways like Venmo that are typically used to send other money without divulging any card or bank data and why the hell would I give you my credit card for YOU to give ME money. Just before reporting the guy to the FTC I texted the guy who was giving my legit pictures and TONS of them including with kids with the last name of Fancy and this is his crazy response:.

Babe It's so hurt and hurt and hurt again.. When all you think is that I'm a scam. No I'm not and never will I be one. You should know I gave you my whole heart and soul.

I love you deep down my heart. Don't judge me with how we started our conversation, the day I ask you if you've a cc. Then we started talking and trying to know each other and I just wanna know everything about you. I only asked you to know and nothing else trust me real.

Babe if I'm not real what will be my game talking to you after I told you everything about my life how I lose my ex wife who cheated and betrayed me after everything I gave her. I don't want to be hurt the same way that's why I'm trying to know everything about you. I'm not a scam believe me. It's hurt you couldn't trust me and I trust you with my life that's more reasons why I told my manager to put some money with you so you can send to me honey. Babe I'm real and I can't fool you for no reasons, because you're the woman behind my smile, my heart as chosen you, and I don't wanna lose you for any reasons okay honey.

Don't judge me with cc or whatever you're thinking right there. You're the woman I wanna to spend the rest of my life loving care for. I beg you in the name of God.. I don't wanna lose you for any reasons. I must have done something incredibly right in my old lifetime that I get to have you in this era. You are the most precious human being that God has given me. This is a once in a lifetime love and I intend to keep it forever even longer than forever. I will take all of you, of us.

I will be your light, as you are to me. I will be your strength and your courage along the bumpy road. I will be there for you. I want you to know and believe me I'm not scam please babe stop imaging if I'm one of them. God forbid I reject it, because I will never be one. Well, there you go. But they pray on our vulnerabilities and before you know it, are tugging on your heartstrings and your wallet! I met a small group I communicate with. I still don't give out my phone number. I have been approached 8x so far, another today. They are so obvious,same MO.

The one today, AM a doctor. I saw that and it was enough. He was a doctor in Florida. I'm on the other side of states buddy. Always start with AM, he also had a photo of bills of money. I wanted to throw up. I reported him as I did the others. I hope us women are wising up. I still punish myself for being taken and its been 4 years now. I guess it's because I am still paying on it. Needles to say I stopped the 1 ck, and with the help of a Police Officer, I was able to get back the other ck. The guy who scammed me has 14 different names and is on Facebook with 3 of them.

He was on Skype when I met him. What was the name he went by, I am sure I am connected to one and wish FTC would use me to reel him in I am sure he is just one of a million in his group. You can tell it is more than one based on text conversations.

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Some are very literate in the English language while others are not. The caller's voice is always the same person. I would like to know whose pictures he is using to warn him. I am going to try Google images to see if I can find the real person these pictures belong too. I have tried to tell him she is scamming him but he will not listen to me.

I had the same thing happened with my husband. This girl who pretended as half Turkish initiated their meeting from LinkedIn. In 3 weeks time she had my husband believed that he is in loved with her and started asking for 5 grand! I understand exactly how you feel. My dad has been having an online affair with a woman who claims to live near him but for some unknown reason she is stuck in China with no money to get home because she lent all her money to other people who now owe her. So not realizing that she is a scammer, her next idea is to have her friends that owe her money to take out credit cards using some fake names and use the my dads address for where to send the bill to Two different credit cards were used and when he asks her what happened she says she didn't know they were fake and these were real people that owed her money.

After this my dad still thinks she is in China with no way to get home. She has been there supposedly almost 8 months now with no money for even food for the past 3 months Her latest scam is sending him more fake credit cards to pay for a few hundred dollars on an iTunes gift card.

Thankfully he keeps telling her he cannot help her at all financially since he got screwed over twice. She still does not stop, every few days since he told her no she still emails baby please honey do this for me i promise your wife won't find out. I love my dad to death and a part of me really wants to have a serious talk with him but the way I found out about this was about 8 months ago he asked me to look at something on his computer and I noticed in his email something saying I love you baby so much to some unknown woman.

I probably should have asked at the time, what is this? While these scams originated in Nigeria, they now come from all over the world. Skip to Content Skip to Sitemap.

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Before contacting anyone on a dating site or over social media, take a hard look at their profile. If they supposedly come from an English-speaking nation, be on the lookout for awful spelling and grammar. The same goes for emails. If messages and profile descriptions read too well, be worried. Legitimate users often post links to their favorite bands, travel destinations or hobbies. If requests for money are ever on the table, walk away. Online dating scams often prey on vulnerable users, those looking for human connection in an increasingly distant world.

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