By Denise Montgomery. After a two-and-a-half-year investigation, the Department of Justice arrested fourteen people and indicted another sixty-six. Romance scams take advantage of our best impulses. They rely on our innate human desire to trust and connect.
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Is he originally from Argentina. Real or fake? Next he says he has 2 kids, just barely making it. Can I send you his pictures? First he ask me for a Google gift card I say not. I hate being scammed and I want my money back. They might claim they need it for a medical emergency or to come visit you.
I dont know if you need to register. I have some photos he took from labs, but I believe he is using other people photos. He was white man first then after 8 months I found out he was an African. They can never show pictures, they have sad stories, they are pushy, be aware, stay safe.
Wondering if you could share pic of orthopedic surgeon from Yemen I been talking to guy for a month he lived in TX as but now lives in NY with daughter once hus vontract is over in Syria.
They may lift photos to create an attractive profile or even steal the identity of a real person. Especially those International ones.
It's a money laundry scam. Than yesterday he told me that his daughter felt from stairs and broke her neck need help for surgery. Blocked him. He messed up big. Asked me to purchase steam or apple cards. Very polite.
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Says he has an 11? Please post pics. When I found out he was an African I still talk to him because he shows like he was loving and caring but he was a real scammer. You can get into trouble with the law.
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He has a daughter who's underage. I have a lot of his. He asked me for a ITunes card. Usually they want the money by wire transfer or gift card. He is General Surgeon in Yemen Has any of you heard of a James erkan, whose deployed in iraq? I was suspicious right away. Don't take his money. Orthopedic Surgeon in Yemen with 16 year old girl in Africa boarding school contacted me on Facebook then whatsapp then google Hangouts.
Most of them claimed to be men in the military or doctors working abroad. I even had someone request an iTunes gift card so their sick daughter could sell it to go to the hospital. This guy I've been talking to says he's a widow with a 6-year-old son, and lost the wife and child during childbirth. I talked to a guy Harry Logan from Canada, his parents died when he was 10, then he lived in a orphanage, his wife died and now he is in Yemen as a orthopedic surgeon.
Hes not bad looking, speak with a soft voice and only call u baby. I met a guy too saying he is a doctor. Do you mind ing me to compare evidence? He only asked for money once, he knows I'm broke but we keep talking.
He cries at all times and said he have High Blood Pressure. I got same pics! Romance scammers are hard at work wooing people on dating apps and social media. Wanna exchange pics of this guy. After a bit he says he is a widower with 3 kids.
So please be careful of these International romance scammers. For a while, i was getting a of messages via social media. I was gathering so much evidence on him and he don't know all what I found out. Be careful of all those dating Apps. Went by Walter Anthony from Texas.
He's lost his wife one year ago and is so lonely. What do we mean by romance scams? He is white but sounds African lol. Very nice man. I'm with you about getting him arrested. I am not registered on here. Just playing Words with Friends, this guy starts a conversation. I asked him about a fake doctor scammer that I found and he said he knew him, even though he was fake.
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Goes by Mark W now. I meet a person he says was orthopedic Dr. Widow with a girl 13 year old. It's crazy the lengths people go to scam others. I met one on tagged from Cyprus, Turkey. I told him he was a moron. He scam me for 3 yrs but I have learned my lessons. He asked me for my mailing address to send me his valuable things.
Now he asks my help, he wants to send me huge amount of money because he can't keep it there in baghdad. Hes Still scamming women in the USA so you all be careful. I started to online date with a Dr. Surgeon in Yemen who is under contract who is also widow has a 15 years old child. Easily get mad and always want large sum of money.
Same here! You may think you spend a lot on flowers or chocolate, but losing money in a romance scam would cost you even more.
Says he is from NY, widowed and has a 11 year old son named Charles. I confronted him about this and he couldn't answer or wouldn't. Frank James, orthopedic surgeon working in Afghanistan, leaving in December. Gave you a list of his credentials. He has not asked me for money or cards of any sort.
This guy contacted me first on fitbit app and then on WhatsApp. For more information, read Online Dating Scams or watch this video:. I start curse him out when I really realized that hes nothing but a scammer to supply him self and his families. Hi your story sounds very similar to mine and the person is also from Cyprus but sounds like an African man.
He did sent me pics of him at home and of his dog and son. Soo glad I saw these. Dear Mary Jane, where did Dr. David williams say he was from?