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Scams on Match.com

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  1. Hi Tammy,

    I’m not sure if you were replying to me or to someone else. I had an email alert but the link doesn’t take me directly to the message. I just clicked on your messages then on the quotes & your messages are under mine.
    If you are reffering to a James Deville … well…I have found the REAL person behind those pictures! Yes! – I gooled the images he sent me & found him on FB & other social networking sights. JD is not his name, BUT…steady on…he might have had his identity stolen so he cannot be accused. Not yet anyway.
    I tried to upload pics here but it didn’t take them.
    Please let me have your email so we can exchange pics of this person. Together we can nail him! I have everything he has sent to me including our IM conversation, his profile on match pasted in word, a certificate of employment/contract. I’m going to try & copy & paste his bogus website into word too.

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  2. Tammy:
    Please contact me. I have photos. He is good at the scam.

    Niki:
    I was emotionally scammed by jamesdeville35@yahoo.com. He didn’t get any cash out of me, but he broke my heart. He sent me pictures. Is this what he sent you?

    Tammy:
    Please contact me. I have photos. He is good at the scam.

    Niki:
    I was emotionally scammed by jamesdeville35@yahoo.com. He didn’t get any cash out of me, but he broke my heart. He sent me pictures. Is this what he sent you?

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  3. Can you please send a picture of him to me at tmpriolette@yahoo.com. I would really like to see if it’s the same guy using a different email address

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  4. I was emotionally scammed by jamesdeville35@yahoo.com. He didn’t get any cash out of me, but he broke my heart. He sent me pictures. Is this what he sent you?

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  5. Romute:
    jamesdeville35@yahoo.com, is a scammer, stay away from him

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  6. Look out for imsingleagain63 – he goes by Tonio Aver Dango & troy23Mario – Mario Lucas

    He and – Mario Lucas both have very similar profiles. Mario emailed me with a similar story to Tonio’s about being a widow and that his daughter put him on Match.com. He’s been alone for 10 years but is now allowing joy to come into his life and he was glad he found me!
    HA! They both say they are about to get off Match.com and want to be contacted at their at their private email address…

    Funny thing – Mario kept saying he speaks perfect English, but his letters weren’t perfect English. Red flag. How could I be so dumb????

    Don’t fall for these guys. Not sure what Mario’s scam is, but I’m sure he’s up to something. The sad thing is I gave him both my phone numbers. Glad I woke up to reality fast enough. I wouldn’t have given either of them any money. Too bad they prey on people’s emotions. It’s sick and sad to have this happen when we are feeling our most low. Scary thing is he wanted to meet me! Oh goodness. Glad I figured this out now.

    Be careful girls. There have to be some good guys out there. Weed out the assholes!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Sharlene Mac:
      I am currently talking to someone, his name is Larry Christopher, that I suspect is a scammer. His profile name was Fun_Boaz_4U. We began communicating early August. A week later he told me he had to go to Canada because he was biding on two engineering contracts. While in Canada, he called me to tell me that he won the two contract and had to decide which one he was going to take. One was in Mexico and the other was in Cape Town. He said he decided to take the one in Cape Town because it was only 8 weeks and he would be back home. So he then told me that he was going to fly back to North Carolina so he can pack and his daughter, Lilly was going to go to Cape Town with him then she would return back to school in Australia. So I asked him since he was returning to NC could we meet only if it was for 5 minutes. He made excuses that he had to pack and go to the mall to purchase some computer equipment that he needed for the job. I still wanted to believe in his story although my mind was saying “something is funny about this.” So a day later after supposedly arriving to Cape Town, he informs me that he had 6 pieces of luggage and only 4 arrive. The two that was missing had his lap top, phone, camera in it. It also had Lilly’s Playstation in it. He said he was emailing me from the manager’s quarters. He has not asked me for any money or anything as of yet but I know it is coming. I had someone try to scam me like this back in 2008, thats why I was so alert with his story. Its a shame that people do such things.

      I had the same thing happen just a month ago his name was Blaise exact same story. Do you have pictures? would love to email you. Did you actually talk to him, did he have accent.

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  7. These two fraudsters (men) are working together on Match.com – see names further down. They pretend and advertise that they are in their 50′s and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They are foreign language speaking and were born elsewhere in the world (Swiss, German, Brazilian, etc.) They pretend to be professionals in the business world. Oil and engineering seems to be preferred industries. They prefer to communicate through your own email (don’t) and they pretend to travel locally and internationally a lot for work.They currently go by the following names, profile names and emails:
    TXcare06843 — “Alex Peterson” — apetersoniz@aol.com
    ColtishGemini — “BARRY LUCAS” — barrylucas234@gmail.com

    They also use South Africa often in their travel and stories. Please note that these men are NOT South African and have other accents.They also provide call back telephone numbers close to your local area. When talking on the phone, you can hear that it is either a computer call or an international call. Lots of static and satellite time delay between talking. I also found Alex Peterson on another fraudster / pig buster website. Please view:
    http://www.youreittoday.com/scammer.php?scammerid=583183

    Ladies watch out for these fraudsters!!! Report them.

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  8. My heart and time were stolen from me. For 1 week I was texting and emailing a man that went by Walter Williams.williams.walter22@yahoo.com He stated he was in the Army intellenge for 22 yrs. He was currently down in Florida doing a training. I was raised in the military, my father was intellegence for the Navy. So everything sounded correct except for he said I have to talk to my “Superior” not sargent not commanding officer. That was my first red flag. I would ask him question which it was like pulling teeth. He Stated He was born in Jax. Florida, mother European, father American raised half here n half Europe. when they returned back to the states his parents were killed. Than 3 years ago the mother of his daughter died no word of how. Ironic my huband died the same time frame. I also noticed he was a capricorn just like me his b-day was 5 days after mine. That was my second flag. I asked him where he lived he stated “20 kilometers” I stated we live in the US.that was my 3rd flag. He always contacted me at night, early morning 3-4am. than around 7a. He started telling me he loved me on the 3rd day so I went along with it. Thinking yea right who falls in love with a phantom on the 3rd day. Everytime we emailed or texted he would talk like he was reading a romantic novel. I asked him if he had any questions for me he always stated “no, i’m not good at questioning women” that was my 4th flag, We than got into an arguement and I hung up on him he texted back if I wanted a surprize I thought I was in trouble He said no just be at your house tomorrow so I gave him my address beautiful flowers, a teddy bear and Godiva choc. arrived. He than told me he is going over to Africa since he was in training to be a CIA agent. Thats when I drew the line I got my family involved. My brother who has a high title in the Air Force looked him up. There was nothing to be found, Than my sister n law said its a scam The same thing happened to her when she was on Match. Run as fast as you can away from the situation.she stated. So I googled Match.com with fraudulent behaviors n alot of sites like this one appeared. I am greatful I did not give him money, But he does have my address and birthdate, phone # home and cell, Ileft him a very nasty email.I hope he gets the point. I also deleated alot of stuff on Match Since I found out if its not scammers it pedophiles that search for single mothers with youg kids. Being sexually abused myself and the horrors I went through please don’t trust anyone off those sites or put pics. of you and young kids together up. Pedophile and scammers love to know your business. On how to stay safe from another web site it stated Never give out b-day, address, phone #s bank accts. Becareful everybody and be safe.

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  9. Hi I was recently talking to a man who claimed to be working in Africa on business said that he would be back in a month or so. Was very complimentary and seemed legit until he asked me for money to help him get some work materials out of customs that he needed and he was short of cash. He goes by William Fischer and claims to be German his match profile is under whenurready_114@talkmatch.com and he also goes by d.rainfisher45 on yahoo chat. I did not send the money and told him not to contact me any further. There are some crazy people out there you have to be careful.

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    • Another name

      Marcus Laurie, possibly Taylor. Webb , Kerr or others. Works in UK, currently holidaying in Barbados. A real smooth talker. Be warned.
      i do have a pic,

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  10. has anyone been in contact with a gentleman who claims to be a civil engineer working in Turkey building a hotel? he says he is from Poland and has a very thick or what sounds like a Polish accent. One of his emails to me is almost word for word what Jasmin in an above reply typed out. Like a dumb@$$, I did send him some money, and of course he has not contacted me since I said I was going to file a legal report. Strangely enough when I did send the money, I refused to send it to Turkey. I told him I don’t send money via western union. So, he gave me his supposed sister’s bank account number to wire it too and then whomever sent it to him via western union. So now, I have this person’s name and bank account number that is totally legit evidently. To me, this doesn’t make sense, but now I have a third party involved somehow. Any advice from anyone? Does anyone have pictures of him?

    I am totally confused by this one.

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  11. Hi has anyone been scammed by a tony Charles brown? He says he’s from long beach California & he’s supposed to be Danish/American he’s widowed with no family 51yrs old he allegedly imports building materials from the US to the UK.. He’s scammed me for £3,500 & still wanting more money & silly me fell for his charms. I would love to know if he’s done this to anyone else!! I already done ip checks on his email & they are being sent from… Germany, London, Dublin, Kiev, Italy, LA… I think this is a scamming ring on the dating site!!
    Any information be good thanks. I have added a photo of him on here.

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    • Yes I have been scammed by him he goes under the name of Tony bentner he now allegedly imports/exports cars, same story Danish/American, widowed, lost wife and child in car crash in America try looking up Tony Morad on the internet you will see lots of photo’s

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    • Facebook I have been talking to this man for months he da

      Says he loves me and all of the usual slightly difference stories states all of yall are lying obviously he has been talking to several of us at once lol I wou love to see everyones pictures know it’s the same Man

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  12. Jackie:
    Hi I was just about to send money, then got suspious, he goes by the name romancekingjay on match and his name is Jason Vzilesky. He claims he is from Edmonton, and had to go to London for business and where is daughter is, he says his daughters mother died at child birth and when I asked for his personal information and address he did not respond.He said he loves me only after we started talking only 4 days and wrote me a poem, lol. I am not stupid, but went along with it, but knew the warning signs when he said he got jumped and needed money to come home, ya right! I tried to call a number, but was not in service. please, I hope someone also had connection with him and I did not get scammed, but probably did.

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  13. I have just been scammed from a 33 yr. old chinese woman that I met on match.com. It was during a 5 month ordeal but she ended up with several thousand dollars. I broke my promise to myself about never sending money to a person you never met in person as well as ignoring all the warnings posted on sites not to send money. I do not consider myself a naive person but this person sure get’s an Oscar for best performance. If you get a number from Guangzhou, China +86 13620049061 it is a scam. Money was sent for a computer since she claims she cannot get caught using the one at work which a couple of days later her mother supposedly had a heart attack. I questioned and ask her to send a hospital bill to me and I will contact the hospital. She ended up sending me a copy of the hospital bill and I sent her some money. Then there was the plane ticket. The name that i wired to is Shitu, Xie. I do not expect to ever recieve that money back but I will contact the police in her country, the department of travel. the US embassy and anyone else i can think of in hopes that criminals like this do not destroy more lives financially and mentally.

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  14. User name is nowndtlr355 he is a scammer claimes to be widowed with a daughter cell number is 614-835-6438 he deleted his acct today. Surely he will make a new one

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  15. Shelby Hurd – shelbyhurd41@gmail.com
    Mark – mmark0133@yahoo.com (cut him off before I got his full name)
    Robert Hills – roberthills17@yahoo.com
    Joe Berntson – Joeson33@yahoo.com
    Matthew Crow – matthewcrow22@yahoo.com

    These are just a few of the scammers that I have encountered. Three out of five got to the ask for money stage through many conversations and weeks of an emotional roller coaster. Beware of each and every one of them. The Mark guy was just getting his game on, but I ended it for him. They are from Match.com and OKCupid. Most contact on both of these sites are scammers.

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  16. jamesdeville35@yahoo.com, is a scammer, stay away from him

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  17. THIS IS TRUE AND BEING SUBBMITTED FOR YOUR REVIEW!

    These are emails…………..

    To Kim…from Trisha
    Re: online scammer
    Do you know someone claiming to be Allen>>>>>>?
    If so, I have some confidential information to you.

    To Trisha from Kim
    Yes, I know Allen, what do you have to tell me??

    To Kim from Trisha……
    I have gone over the FUCKIN SHIT!!!! So many times with my family friends, ex bf, lapd I don’t want to go over it again!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My bf will forward you the many emails I already emailed with the first girl on his email list,
    Sorry to be so abrupt, I just want to forget!!!!!!!!
    To Kim from Trisha……
    Oh so good for you he copy and paste it all in one email!!

    To Vicky from Trisha
    Vicky, if that is your real name, Google 323-843-8852, he is an online scammer
    He accidentally emailed me a document with 4 email addresses on it and yours is one of them. It looks like he was careless in his copy and pasting.
    He wants your money.

    To Trisha from Vicky……
    OMG!!! I’m in shock. I have been talking with him, on and off for the past month. There was something weird about him, so I didn’t get that far with him. Did he scam you? Thanks for letting me know! How did you find out, can I call you?

    To Vicky from Trisha…….
    For 3 weeks, he called and emailed me and I fell in love with the new life we talked about. I never met him!!! We were going to live in a big house he wanted me to pick out!! All just talk!! He sent me many love emails and he asked me to send him $1000 because he had problems in Turkey all just FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLA BLA BLA!! AND NOW I KNOW HE NEVER EVEN WENT THERE!!!

    I tried to send the money order, but it didn’t go through because one of the numbers was wrong……..HAHA!! That was on a Friday, then in the night in bed and thinking about it next day I showed the docs he sent to me to my ex bf. He knew right away the paper was a phony, the words were not correct, weird and broken bad spacing and there wasn’t even a date on it, see for yourself!! I never looked that close at it. Turkish Petroleum is a huge multy billion dollar company they don’t send out shit like that, take a look at their web site. Besides it says all they need wire instructions, just shit………….BLA BLA BLA…………ALL SHIT!!!!!!! He asked me to delete it but I didn’t HAHA LOL!!

    I don’t want to talk about it anymore!!! So sorry to be abrupt. Good luck to you!!

    Anyway, but to help you, so now I’m scared, I gave him my address and if he stalks me, I don’t even know what he looks like, so many guys look and stare at me, who is he?? Laying in bed thinking about it at 2am I called my ex bf so I could come over and sleep there. The lease is up on my apt end of the year. I don’t go back there alone, I moved my clothes out to my ex bf’s house. The fucker also has my work#, it will be so embarrassing if I have to tell my boss I need him to change my extension.
    Lapd is booked up with scams like this, besides it’s not illegal to ask someone for money, also he didn’t get anything from me. I sent a ending email and told him I was actually broke and getting married and so he would leave me alone. He called again and I blocked his#.

    Funny thing is my bf said I was the one who scammed him, cause I don’t have any money HAHA LOL!! I said I made 75,000 on the profile and really have almost nothing in the bank, I do data entry work and they don’t pay shit! We had a good laugh about it and went to dinner to talk, guess my ex bf isn’t as bad as I thought. Over the summer, I dated 2 other guys online and both of them were gone after I waited and finally let them get their fucking cocks wet and left me to clean up the mess!!!!!!!!! They weren’t shit in bed anyway lasted a whole 3 minutes, BFD!! A happy ending just for them!!!!!!! And now this!!!!!! You think it’s so funny?? Oh so sorry for you Missy you got caught in it to!!! HAHA LOL!! You think you so smart , I tell you it ALL JUST SHIT!!!!! ONLINE SHIT!!!! Him and his sweet talking all just fuckin shit and waste of my time. BLA BLA!! I was in love with him, or thought I was BLA BLA!. At least he didn’t get my money HAHA!!

    But now I have to move out of my apt, anyway I know my bf loves me. I fell so stupid, and 23 years old, guess I should have know better. I closed my profile down and lost my money on it. Only a day of work for me, BFD!

    So sorry to be abrupt, I don’t want to talk about this anymore, please don’t call him about this or forward anything to him. Anyway, fine if you do, trisha is not my real name, my bf set up this email address for me so I could inform you and the other girls emails he sent me by mistake. I was going to leave it alone, but he convinced me letting you know was the right thing to do, he does have a good heart!! He like to be the hero, ok he can send it out. He’s not bad at all after the online shit I been through!! Guess I do love him, he makes good money and he know how to ring my bell everytime in bed too!! HAHA LOL.
    I just want to forget about it all!!
    Good bye to you Vicky

    From Vicky to Trisha
    Sorry to hear what happened to you. It is not funny at all and yes I did get caught up in it too. Thanks for sharing! He was on AsianCupid and his picture is a Chinese guy with some muscles, though it appears they use many different pictures and just go fishing and see who is visually attracted to them. What online site did you meet him through? Same profile? Just curious, it really doesn’t matter. Your 23 and I’m 38, I’m certain it was a different profile we viewed, though the same guy “predator!” was doing the trolling.

    Last night my friend and I went online and found 12 complaints on his 2 telephone numbers. We spent 5 hours reading online scam stories. Here are some good links if you would like to see them, many, many more online>>>>>
    Dating Scam: I’ve been messing with a dating scammer…
    Scams on Match.com | Dating scams, scam artists
    http://wgnt.com/2012/11/08/next-steve-harvey-the-dangers-of-online-dating-scams/

    My friend told me, you are very fortunate you don’t have any real assets. From the articles, if you did, he would have met you, then romanced and maybe even married you until he systematically talked you out of your money. Then left you when it was gone. These scam artists are experts in feeling you out and discovering the best and most lucrative method of taking advantage of their naïve victims. A different plan and outcome for each one they meet, for most of them it is their fulltime job and much of the time what they do is not technically illegal. It’s like you said, it’s not illegal to ask a lover for money.

    My recent online dates are very similar to what you have experienced. Ten years ago I was on Match and I know online dating has changed. Back then the only thing you had to worry about was that they didn’t look as good as their online profile pictures. From the stories we read the women are as bad as the men asking for money, though the guys don’t have to worry about being taken advantage of sexually, like we do.

    I can see how this could happen to you, you are still very young, though anyone over 30 years old shouldn’t be falling in love only based online and phone conversations unless they have been living in a very closed end situation for many years. You have to meet your date and spend as much time as possible with them to get it right. And even then it is often still a hit or miss proposition. At your age, you will be going through a range of emotions from shock to disbelief, to fear to uncertainty to anger and mistrust. Remember time heals everything and move slowly when it comes to building relationships! It’s good to communicate.

    If you forward the emails on, please remove my address. Vicky is my real name, though not my online name. If you ever go back onto an online dating site again, make certain you use an online pen name.

    Thanks for sharing what happened. If you ever want to talk about it, here is my telephone number
    Wishing you happiness and love and a long future with who ever you find or with your boyfriend, he sounds like a good one for you. Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we had until it’s gone.

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  18. Okay, here is another one. I’m getting very good at identifying these jerks.

    Joe Berntson on Match. Joeson33@yahoo.com. Working as a engineer in UAE (United Arab Emirates). Working there for several weeks, lives in Wilmington DE. Tragedy occures with his men during an auto accident and 4 go to the hospital and one dies. Financial responsibility is on him for the job, so he needs to use budget money. Needed several thousands of dollars to pay the local taxes due to this tragedy so they could leave and get back to the states. Has a 27 year old son living in the UK taking care of his Mother. Got very pushy and upset when I wouldn’t give him money. Would not video chat, claims he did not have a camera.

    Beware of him.

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    • Michele, Hi, I too have been scammed by this person or persons. He told me he owned his own business and was going to United Arab Emirates. He told me he had been in a car accident and even sent me a picture of his fractured ankle. I new something was up when he asked me for $1500 for surgery. I looked up pictures of fractured ankles and saw the very one he had sent me. It was a fake. I let him know k was onto him. He went by Daniel.

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  19. I’ve got a live one from match.com. Listed as “hazeleyes47″ with photos of a good-looking blond-haired man around 30ish but purporting to be 47 years old and living in Amberley, Queensland , Australia. Uses the name james abelard and claims to be a gem importer, born in Germany but living in Australia for 17 years. The profile is in well written English but the emails are a combination of cut and paste “love poetry” easily obtained off the internet and scrambled English. Claims to be in Malaysia and uses a Malaysian mobile phone number to SMS you if you give a contact number. Then claims to need money to pay Malaysian customs to get the goods and return to Australia. Sound familiar?! Don’t fall for it ladies! I’m going to string him along and have a bit of fun – while trying to fleece me it might stop some other naive woman being conned….
    Uses jamesabelard@yahoo.com and jamesabelard46@hotmail.com and the yahoo messenger name jamesabelard. Beware!

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  20. OMG. I was in contact with a scammer by profile name of LastChance. Email used was darmartinezz@yahoo.com. Immediately when we started messaging on match.com, he wanted my email address to communicate further. I complied and then noticed his profile dropped from Match.com. He sent me a wonderful email outlining his career as a civil engineer and real estate agent who travelled out of the country for 2 week periods. He said he was of Italian descent, American mother but grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. He said his father died when he was very young and his mother died recently. He was never married but engaged and his betrothed died in a car accident. They had a six year old son, who was in Jamaica. The picture he sent was of a drop dead gorgeous man, blue eyes, brown skin so unfortunately I fell for his looks. We communicated for two weeks via email and texting, even though the English was poor, I fell in love with the message behind the words. During our corresponding, he said he had to go to Manilla to complete a construction project. On the last day of the project, he dropped a bombshell. He asked me for money because his plane ticket had an unpaid fee. That’s when I knew something was up. I declined giving him help, needless to say he claimed I was his worst nightmare and how could I do this to him. I went on to tell him that I was so sorry I did not fit his bill and I wanted him to be happy so I wished him the best in his search. Haven’t heard from him. After reading so many posts on this site and others, I am so glad I did not completely fall under his spell. I understand and feel for those kind souls that did.

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    • Sounds fimilar. I am going to put his pic on. Marcus or whoever you are, if you really are my new boyfriend, then i’m sorry. If not , hopefully we can name and shame you. Girls we need pics.
      I had no idea we had so many engineers. I have worked it out this morning, i think i have. I can’t wait to tell you how i found out, but i can’t yet.
      Men / boys i had no idea you had the brains. Please if you feel bad for listening and being gullible don’t. They are good at what you do.
      Has anybody had a face to face experience. I first met this Romeo in a Spar, in a que he started talking to me. He is not even good looking or well endowed however within 5 weeks i had us married off and everything in my head. Yesterday he went to Barbados…. so by the sounds of it isn’t this when i get the i need money for something part.
      His text messages are so good you just melt. i am very sorry if i am wrong but i don’t think i am.
      Best of luck Girls and some Boys xxxx

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  21. Another one to watch for is Robert Hills. Same deal, working on building a hotel in Maylasia. Has a 15 year old son that his mother has left him. Strung me along for one month and asked for money. I didn’t give him any, so I feel very fortunate compared to others. The emotional turmoil is unsettling however. I was taken down a very romantic path with someone I felt could be the real deal.

    His profile is down on Match, and I did report him to them. They informed me they took his profile down due to some questionable activies.

    His match name was longhorns. Of course he was from Houston also.

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  22. I am match.com veteran and over 50. Every time I setup a new profile, the first twenty or so contacts are from scam profiles. Its gotten so that I can spot them easily. Very good looking photos, looking for women older than them, long distance contact, written English is very poor (their intro is ‘am Peter’ which is an odd was to introduce their name).

    They want to move to private emails or IM immediately. They are often widowers with a child at home.

    Its annoying, and I report each one, but they prey on women over 45 who are clueless about online dating.

    Real businessmen do not ask their women to send them money. Their companies take care of them.

    I can usually stump them in chat by asking asking for a local restaurant they like in their town. They will suggest ‘olive garden’ or some chain, or say they never go out. Or I suggest that I am traveling to their town in the next week, and can meet them! And if we hit it off I can move in my kids. That usually freaks them out and they go away.

    Be careful, do not trust, meet in person in your town.

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  23. I was recently scammed with the same stories I have been reading here just different names,all on match.com . The first was Andy Milner from LA. I discovered that the REAL Andy Milner died in 2005…when he found out I was on to him, he stopped contacting me..
    the second was danielhearted 2 on Match .com, says his name is Daniel Smith also of LA and asked me to send money to Ghana. I said NO and he has not contacted me since.
    the third was Dixon Robinson from, VA.
    The common thread of all three was the broken English, instant love, and saying what you want to hear. I reported them all to Match.com and All I got was they would remove their profile? law enforement won’t even take a report.. What can we do about these predators?

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  24. I encountered a man named Collins T. Brown on Match and some of his info sounded very much like a James Farmer I met on Scout. We messaged a little on yahoo messaging. When we got done, cause he had headache. I went back and there wasn’t a profile for him on Match anymore. Thank God I haven;t fallen for this type of scam. James Farmer did ask for money though. I though Match would be a safer site, but guess they are all over.

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  25. Has anybody heard of William Leach? email: palmfreshwilly45@yahoo.com

    Claims to be a Telecom Network Engineer currently have a project in Lagos, Nigeria
    Has a 6 year old daughter Tiffany and based in Georgia.

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  26. I have been contacted by a scammer on Match.com after having her profile come up as a match.

    Her name is Suzanne King, claims to live in San Mateo, CA and has told me that she’s 42, never been married and has no children.

    I subscribe to Readverify.com which can track personal emails. The tracking system has told me that she’s opened my emails in Montreal, Lagos and in the Midwestern U.S.

    The grammar of the profile doesn’t match the grammar of the emails that I have received.

    She has had 5 profiles on Match in the past ~4 weeks. Now she claims to be 51, a widow and has one child. She’s a very attractive blonde and I think now she has figured out that she can’t work her scam on me.

    BEWARE OF HER..DON’T CONTACT HER..SCAMMER!

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  27. I was winked at by two scammers on match.com. first ones screen name was Strawberry Bunny berryice13@yahoo.com…..Desmond McTyler BEWARE!!!!! second one is Andres Williams6012@yahoo.com. The first one told me, on the phone, at 3:30 a.m., crying that his apartment was broken into, he was robbed,stabbed, and his 13 year old daughter was left in a coma. He claimed the hospital would not treat his daughter until he paid the hospital a deposit of 27,000 dollars. Into our second week of talking, this is when he started asking me to buy him things,which I did not. That didn’t work, so he used the crying robbery story. That’s when I felt I was being scammed. I told him I was going to report this,haven’t heard from him again. Oh yeah, he said he lived in Arlington, Virginia, But was in the middle east for 14 days. After that heartbreaking lesson,I completely dissed the second guy. What a sick way to make a living, hurting innocent women!!!!!!!!

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    • There is a Desmond McTyler on Match.com where his account had been closed. I just received an email from him but is now berryice13@gmail.com

      I guess I should stop communication. He has my cell phone number too.

      Thanks for the warnings. Appreciate it.

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    • I was scammed by DESMOND MCTYLER on Match.com. He is a piece of work! Ladies, BEWARE! He is a smooth talker and will find your weakness and prey on you. My very first experience with online dating was a response from him. He had an elaborate profile and pictures of a very handsome man. He winked at me and I winked back. He claimed to be a businessman who bought gold jewelry and antiques and was currently on business in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). He said he was born in Madrid, Spain and lived in Canada, Massachusetts and had recently moved to Newark, NJ. He said he had a 13 year old daughter named Annabelle. He said his ex wife had become involved in drugs and was having affairs after he set her up in business and she had become successful. He said his parents were tragically killed in a plane crash. He sent me pictures of himself, his daughter and his dog. He has an unusual accent which is difficult to pinpoint, but is soft spoken, very charming and he says all the wonderful things a woman would love to hear. He gave me the same sob story about being mugged and stabbed and that his daughter was in a coma and that he needed money for her medical treatment.
      I was scammed out of $9,700.00 and feel totally stupid for letting him get under my skin. It didn’t stop with that. He then said he needed money to ship all the antiques and painting he bought back to the U.S. When I asked how much, he said $38,000.00. A couple of days later he said he would deposit $85,000.00 in my account and then all needed to do was send him $68,000.00 and I could keep the rest. From what I read about this type of scam is that you withdrawal the money and then find out the money is bogus and your left paying the balance back to the bank, etc.

      I didn’t fall for it this time and contacted the local police and filed a complaint with at ic3.gov, but they are slow to respond. So, I’m warning all you lonely, vulnerable woman out there, if you’re contacted by DESMOND MCTYLER (berryice13@Gmail.com) or any man with a similar story, WATCH OUT!!! These scammers are scum of the earth.

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  28. Gentile.dave@yahoo.com / match profile: 4evanot1nite
    From match.com he winked then we started chatting. He wanted to chat on yahoo because his CO caught him on match.com (where his profile was cancelled) and its against the rules when your in the Army in Afganistan and on a secret mission. He emailed a pic or two and his TX phone number. With each IM conversation, the english was always terribly broken. I looked up the IP address, and it was from Accra, Africa.

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  29. I was contacted by BAKlbb, Brian Knight from Lubbock, TX (not). Contacted me gave me his phone number and email. I told him that I did not feel comfortable and would only contact him thru Match. We sent emails thru match for a couple weeks… I felt something off on his emails, I knew that he was not talking Texan. We used the text, talk on match so not to give out your phone number. Well I laughed out loud, he had a heavy accent something between English and Australian, told me that he was born in Lubbock but moved to Canada when his dad died and moved back nine years ago….Told me he had a 15 year old son who lived with his grandmother. I felt something was off but when you are wanting to meet someone special you fall for it easy. He told me he was a gemologist and bought gems when I asked him he new a local jewlery that has a very large company, he started he said his partner work with him. Now he told earlier he work alone (red flag). When I asked him if he would like to meet for coffee he was alway working and then all of sudden the project he was working on was finalized and said he had leave immediately for Malaysia. He texted and called for about 5 days and I still had a off feeling and yep tonight I asked how his day was and said not good and told me that he could not get his gems from the polisher because he could not get all of his money out of the bank and his mom loaned him money. I asked what the problem was with his bank and gave me lame story, what he did not know was I knew about banking transactions and knew he was not telling me the truth. He finally asked if I would send him 2056 to finish paying for the polishing, when I told him I couldn’t. He got upset and I asked him why he was getting made at me for not sending money to someone I never met. He would not respond I then blocked him from everything. With in 10 minutes he was already back on Match.com. He is a nice looking man but more normal. Looking back at the emails there are text and emails that I should have picked up on. I am just glad I didn’t fall the scam. Please beware ladies….

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  30. I was approached by a man on match.com — goes by john haggard and his email is john_haggard@rocketmail.com. He claimed that he was a sergeant in the U.S. Military stationed in Kabul. He sweetalked me for 1 week until he told me about an adopted son “William” who was going to school in Ghana. I then got suspicious. He has great English. He is still on Yahoo emailing women, because I can see him. When I confronted him, he said that I was rude and how could I make such accusations when he is alone and has an injury — an injury he did not have when we talked before lol. OMG he is good, beware. I called Match.com and they would not refund my money back. They know these scammers exist and don’t care about their customers. I am writing this so you ladies beware. Thank God I did not send him any money, but i am sure he was working on it. The only men who wrote to me on match were scammers. Never met a normal guy. Crazy — get off of match.com — there has to be a better way to meet someone.

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  31. I thought I was a smart, intelligent business woman…it’s hard to admit I was looking for love in the wrong place…Chris Davis (chrisdvs99@gmail.com) scammed me out of $5500.
    He apparently was an architect from Chicago, had to go to Ghana on a business trip to renovate a shopping mall. It all sounded so legitimate. Working in a third world country was so difficult…he needed a new laptop, cell phone, playstation 3 (to prevent boredom), speakers for his laptop, sunglasses, etc. Every request sounded so sincere. He led me on for three months. We would talk, IM, text several hours a day. His profile picture was of an extremely handsome man with big brown eyes and a beautiful smile. He even called one one night and cried like a baby, telling me how much he loved me. Then he asked me to help him with a business deal he wanted me to get involved with..buying and selling gold. He needed 10k to seal the deal…and of course he and I were both going to benefit from it. I did have the oppportunity to tell him how disappointed I was that he did that to me. He has promised to reimburse me for the gifts I sent him…but we all know that won’t happen.
    I researched scam artists on dating sites and it sickens me to know that some Nigerian loser stole someone elses identity to play the game. I had intimate conversations with a phony scam artist. He stole my heart and my money. I will survive and move on. I hope whoever reads this will benefit from my loss and not be taken as a victim like I was. I will say that Match.com responded to my complaint and removed this imposters profile. But it is only a matter of time until he shows up again under a different name and disguise.

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    • I was also scammed by a guy claiming to be a civil engineer assigned to fix a road on Ghana. After being romanced for two weeks, last night he asked me to buy a computer and digital camera and send them to Ghana. I knew right them that this guy was a fake. His email address is g.walther54@yahoo.com. His match.com was changeslinlife542. Stay away from this one.

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    • Revealed thanks on November 10, 2012 @ 2:12 am

      Yes it helped:) thank you…..no money has exchanged hands….but he is off to Africa as we speak…to do the interior design of a hotel….we’re to make plans for him to come to see me for Christmas…mmmmm guessing I’ll be expected to pay for that some how.
      I appreciate you posting this or I would have learned ….I’m sure too late …..who he was. His new email chrisdvs99@hotmail.com

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      • oh boy I could be in contact with this person on November 13, 2012 @ 3:48 am

        Could this person be from Longview TX and new email of chrisdvs@aol.com

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        • I might be in contact with him too on November 14, 2012 @ 1:39 am

          I too am in contact with this person, on a instant chat with him as I type. He is very well spoken and seems sweet.

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        • Revealed thanks on November 19, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

          Yes he is very sweet but he had an AOL account when I did my research. He didn’t use that email with me but it sounds pretty similar.

          The website I used that help me find info was “Spokeo”.

          Its worth the $15 for 3 months if you’re going to date online:)

          Good luck ladies:)

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      • Micki Holmes on February 5, 2014 @ 5:22 am

        I’m so sorry to be reading this just now. For some reason I felt the need to go back in time. I have recovered from the emotional and financial loss of Chris Davis. I am so glad you read my post and saved yourself the heartache :)

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    • It sounds like Chris has just changed things around but he’s still out there, using chrisdvs99@aol.com and IM address chrisdvs99@ymail.com. He told me he was an independent Interior Designer/Architect and freelancer. We’ve only exchanged a few messages on the site, then IM messages and then he took his profile down today. It’s odd that the IM exchange today led me to do some internet scammers, leading me to this site. Thanks!

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      • hey

        I am finding that match.com is full of scammers very disappointing and the thing is they stand out so readily

        they are male and all have very similiar profiles,want you to Im them or your private email

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    • Amanda Nathan on February 27, 2015 @ 4:47 am

      Please join us. All similar stories. These scammers are only on match. Never eharmony. Eharmony verifies. Why doesn’t match. Match knows this exists. Must be held accountable. Reach me at amandanathan2005@yahoo.com

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  32. BE WARE!!!!

    I had a guy name Thomas Barnes, said he is from Belgium, a construction engineer doing project in India, has a 7 yr old son. He sent me lots of pix. I can’t find them online yet. I met him online on marriagemindedpeople.com, uses phrases from songs online like;

    just like the sun, lights up the earth, you light up my life the only one, I’ve ever seen with a smile so bright and just yesterday, you came around my way…and

    Hey Beautiful, I just wanted to do something simple to say I love you and to put that smile I love so much back on your face. I want everyone to know how much you mean to me. Ever since you have entered my life, I’ve been flying on Cloud 9 and I have not come down yet.

    I tell you this everyday, but you are the most beautiful person I know, inside and out and I see that more clearly with each passing day. I love everything about you, about us. You do something to me that no other has, you have made me so happy, the happiest I’ve ever been. You give me the most amazing feelings inside, the feeling of being in love with you.

    I still don’t know what I did to be so lucky to have you in my life, my dream come true… I am so thankful though. In this short time that we’ve been together, we have grown so much and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us. I love you, Jennifer, with all my heart and soul, always and forever!

    Love always,

    he said a few things that was contradicting, I finally had it when he asked me for $1200 to pay the Indian government so him and his crew can get out of there bc the project ended. I kept telling him no, then he said good bye real quick, this time, no “I love you”….can’t believe I fell for it. At lease I didn’t give him any money.

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    • Thomas Barnes supposely pager number 011 917842 328 869. am still researching as to where this pager/telephone# is from.

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    • OMG! DITTO to all that and more Jasmine. Did you report him to that dating site? What are they doing about it?

      He fed me the same lines and so much more.

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    • Jasmine, this sounds just like the words of someone that was writing to me on Match.com using the profile name, Altonare, and emailing using the name Anthony
      Williams, athwllm@gmail.com. Claimed to be a building contractor, widowed 3 years and originally from the UK. Several of the lines in your letter are exactly the same. When I asked about meeting him initially he claimed he would love to, but was doing work submitting bids for an office building in Dubai and would not be back till mid December. At one point in the time he was writing me his profile changed from saying he lived in Fernley, NV not far from me, to Belmont, MA. Also when the home town changed, his hair color description, the only thing I had ever questioned about his profile, was suddenly missing. When I questioned him about the home town, he said his profile had been hacked. Heard nothing from him since then, DEC. 9, 2012, convenient because it was right before the date he was supposedly to be back. Suddenly, 2 days ago, I received another letter from him saying he is back in the states and wants to meet me. Asked if I was still on Match and said he could renew his account and post newer pictures from his trip to make me believe in him. Makes no sense since he could have just e-mailed pictures to me. There has been no request for money, but I had repeatedly told him he was getting too serious too fast so he backed off. Now I told him where he could meet me and I’ve heard nothing back from him. He would have had to write back to get info on specifics time, exact location, before our meeting.

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      • This sounds just like the guy William that tried to scam me. A very similar story. But went by William Fischer and said he was a contractor working in Africa and needed money because his materials were stuck in customs and he didn’t have enough money to get them out.

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    • Jasmine,

      I have been contacted by someone similar. Do you have pics of him? All his lines sound similar as well.

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    • Hello Jasmin

      Can you send me the pics of him please. I would love to compare notes.

      Thanks
      Jay

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      • I was fed the exact words verbatim… amazing! The annoying part about all this is that I see people calling others idiots and fools for making these kinds of mistakes. So where really is the support?

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  33. I had the misfortune of being contacted by three scammers, all of whom I met through Match.com. The first one was Eddy Johnson eddyjohnson4luv01@yahoo.com. He said he was in the UK on “business” and was a very successful CEO of some import/export company. I could never get a straight answer from him as to exactly what he did. His sob story was that his shipment was seized due to drugs (not his) being on board. His bank account and all his assets were frozen. He needed money for a lawyer, then he needed money for a plane ticket, last but not least he needed money for BTA (Basic travel allowance) to leave London. Of course he has no friends, no family to help him although he originally said he had a grown daughter living in the states. Why she couldn’t help him I don’t know. He scammed me out of $5,500, I am ashamed to say. This all happened when I first got on Match.com and I fell for him. He told me he loved me, that I was the love of his life, and that we were meant for each other and he would pay me everything back when he finally got out of the UK. I believed him. Now I am wiser. The second scammer claimed to be an American Soldier stationed in Iraq trying to get gold out of the country that he had been given as a reward for guarding a Libyan family. He told me he would send a “diplomatic” man to my house to get money for him to pay for the shipment of this gold out of the country. Once he called me on the phone and he had a very strong foreign accent. I did not send him money and ceased contact with him. His name is Steve Anoyke. Lastly, Donovan Rooney. E-mail is trcy2233@yahoo.com. He claims to be from Raleigh, NC and a widower with a 12 year old daughter. He had to travel to India for a contracting job. But when he got to India, he had too much cash on him and the money was seized by customs when he landed at the airport. He said he needed money from me for food and a hotel because they were only being given bread and water. He said his daughter was crying and very sick and that she had contracted malaria. When I refused to send him money, he got ugly and told me that if anything happened to him or his daughter because I would not send him money, then he would never forgive me or trust me. He was another one who swore undying love for me, his “queen”. Donovan is especially despicable because he used a child, (or the idea of a child) to play on my emotions. He was successful in that way too. I felt terrible about the whole situation on the off chance that he and his daughter really were in trouble. All three of these men had this in common – their spelling and grammar were atrocious. I am really wondering at this point, – Are there any men out there who truly want to be in an honest, fulfilling relationship?

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    • I agree are there any men out there on theses sites that are actually who they say they are.. I am ashamed to say I fell for one myself and lost 200G.. I am so angry at myself and feel so ashamed that I could have let him do that to me. He was total opposite his grammer and speeling where so good and the letters he sent made me melt… I have not been able to go on any of those sites or even think of dating anyone. It is awful what this world has come to.

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    • Amanda Nathan on February 27, 2015 @ 4:55 am

      A few perhaps. Why does this only happen on match and subsidiaries. State dept is investigating. Please join us. Lawyer says we have a case. Please contact me

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  34. Has anyone heard of Justin Moore? My aunt met him on match.com. His wife died, has a daughter named Sandy. He is in Italy doing engineering work and has had several emergencies where his daughter got hurt needed money, luggage was stolen…needed money. It sounds like a scam, but when I look online I cannot find anything.

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    • I have been contacted by 3 or 4 men, each with a different photo, each 4 or 5 years younger than me, each living an hour or more away, claiming to have been born in France, a civil engineer who travels, widowed 5 years, with a 13-year-old daughter named Sandy. Contact starts with a “like”, “wink” or “fave” – because that is quicker and easier than writing an actual email. All the emails are full of blather that has absolutely nothing to do with my actual profile. The scammer asks me to contact him through personal email because his match account will end soon. And don’t even try to share his photo because that is just something he stole off the internet. The first one claimed to have a nanny for his daughter and said he drove a Bentley. He wanted to meet that weekend, and wanted my phone number. When I asked for his instead, that was the end of things. Ladies, be realistic.

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    • Be careful of Justin Miller. JustinMil457 Same story above. Im so glad Im such a suspicious person by nature and Pay attention to the red flags that shoot up!

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  35. delwyn edwards on August 25, 2012 @ 1:48 am

    she is in pretoria south africa using zookz dating website in the uk this person is taking the money babatunde ridwan some where in suncity is where she is the name she is using is lora morris

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  36. The name my scammer is using is Dennis Spalding. E-mailed me pictures of himself – said he was stationed in Afganistan – he was an Air Force Pilot. This guys is handsome!
    Both parents were killed in a car accident, had an 18 year old son in Venuzula studying to be an engineer.
    He was sending me 3 pages e-mails proclaiming his love for me after 3 days. Told me everything I wanted to hear, he had the same beliefs as me, couldn’t wait to get home in 10 weeks to be with me. I was hooked – no doubt.
    He then sent me an e-mail saying he was going out in the field for 3 weeks to fight the
    Taliban and wouldn’t be able to get on the computer – could I wire $600.00 to a woman
    in Indiana so she could activate a salletite phone so he could call me every night. How
    do you talk on the phone if you are in a gun battle with the Taliban??
    I did not send the money. Didnt hear from him for 2 weeks.
    Got an e-mail this weekend, he said he son was in dire need of
    help. Started getting text messages from the son last night. I told him that I had to talk to him – no text messages. Told me he was in London, but gave me a PA phone number. His Jamician accent was so thick, I could hardly understand him. Told me that
    his father’s stock portfolio had crashed and I needed to wire $1,100.00 immeditaly to liquidate the funds. When I refused, he hung up on me. Got an e-mail today from Dennis, telling me to never contact him or his son again. He is so disappointed in the
    fact that I did not trust him or wasn’t willing to be a part of his team. Match.com is a joke,
    stay away from anyone that asks you to wire money. They are all scammers !!! Ladies beware.

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    • I had the same encounter with the same jackass…..my story is very similar and I didn’t send any money either. I became suspicious when he told me the satellite phone cost 1550 and he had already signed to have the 1000 taken out of his pay and I had to pay the rest. I replied and said no that I didn’t have the money and he promptly replied asking “How much can you afford?”. That’s when I knew.
      I’m not impressed with match.com needless to say.
      People really suck.
      Jen

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    • Same here, Dennis Spalding now taken his profile off the site and wanted 285 quid for satellite phone set up…very smooth but could tell he wasn’t English or White American origin..so he’s Jamaican ay

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  37. Has anyone heard of a Jimmy Anderson who claims to be from Sweden but is a civil engineer on a job in London building a pedestrian bridge? He posts 3 pics of himself. He’s got blue eyes, wearing a white shirt unbuttoned at the neck showing a white tee shirt and there’s a calendar hanging on the wall behind him. Another picture is of him ice skating with a small female child. He claims to be in love with me, has given me a long distance cell number and suddenly is having a financial emergency on the jobsite. This guy even has his friend contact me to say he can vouch for his best friend and that I should trust him. The best friend is a guy named Robert. Does any of this sound familiar?

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    • Hi, I am thinking this might be the same guy that I have been chatting to. He took a selfie of himself in front of a big mirror, said he is a engineer working in London England on tunnels and the project has been postponed due to money issues, the company that he said he is working for is Vinci construction.
      He said that he lives in West Vancouver does this sound like the same person?
      He goes by the name Fredrik Backman

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  38. Mysterious Raven on August 8, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    I was approached by a Todd Peligrinni, email Todpele@aol.com who also got off the site quickly..Said he was from Chicago,apt in NY& Paris..wife died 5 yrs ago his 18 yr old son lives with his mother in Chicago.
    Claims to be a civil engineer working on oil platforms In England..wrote for 3 months, confessing love, marriage, didn’t ask for anything until 2 was ago, said there was an accident, someone died, they were raising money for the family. I said no, but would write a card if he sent the address, but he never did..
    This week he asked for $20,000 to prepay taxes so he could come home and would I meet him at the airport..I said I didn’t have the money and he wrote it was fine he wasn’t angry..I had been trying to find info on him suspecting fraud, but couldn’t find anything, no name, the phone he claimed to be his cell was a land line, not listed to anyone, no email attached to a person…
    when I to,d him I knew he was a scammer he never replied…
    Don’t ever send money in the mail to anyone you meet on line….
    glad it was just my time I wasted…

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    • It seems that you had a very similar guy who fabricated all about his job, pretax issue, sweet talk, for a few weeks of not asking money, but eventually asking for money. I am wondering the scammer would be the same guy who tried to scam me a few months ago. I do have his phone number, which strangely appears a landline phone in CA, but he also used a phone number from Malaysia; he gave me a b*****s**** story of being an engineer who had a project in Malaysia to build a gas station. All made up stories are very similar somehow. I wish I could disclose the pics the scammer used, but I would like to reserve to respect the pics’ real owner, who must be also a victim. I am also afraid to disclose the phone number the scammer uses in case the phone number is from another victim. Let’s be careful!

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      • Your scammer sounds like mine. He wanted to talk on yahoo chat wrote me a poem after 3 days we set up a meeting and the night before he called and said his daughters in phillipinesnwas missing next thing he calls from Malaysia as I checked country code and the 2 numbers in LA were landlines in Beverly Hills now he emails he left briefcase in cab sent a pic of daughter now in a coma and needs money for hotel since he only paid for 2 nights and hasn’t recovered his briefcase he Liam’s wife is dead and daughter was staying with aunt in Phillipines and aunt didn’t survive car accident. This is as current as yesterday his profile is still up but hidden. I would love to compare stories

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      • I was scam by a man claiming to be a Civil engineer. After a couple of week of emails he said he got a contract in Malaysia. He even sent me a copy of his contract. His phone number is a landline in Ca. He also sent me a link to his website. I also got a phone number for him in Malaysia. Proclaim love, that we would be together till death do us part. He is a real charmer. He claim to be broke and needed help to pay for supplies coming from China to finish contract to come home to me. Claims that his family is in No. Ireland. Said that he wanted to take me to Ireland when he was done with contract. I started to catch on when a phone number 2348051122704 started to appear on my caller history. I asked about this and was told he went to where he purchased phone card to ask about why.

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  39. Subscribed on match.com 5mins later my account was closed and there was no way of contacting them for a refund or ask them why, they just sent an email saying my account was closed for not adhering to terms and conditions, and I haven’t even started yet, I just subscribed to them.. And was just about to start!!! WTH!! Total scammers! Beware!

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  40. I was just scamed by 2 men. Instant message as soon as I signed on. One was selling antiques in Africia with his son. He helped me set up yahoo messanger. The messanger was acting up so it was easy to get me off. He said his wife cheated on him with his best friend. His son talked him into signing up. He got nasty with me and I deleated him before anything happened.
    The other man called himself David Hennet, from TX. He was serving in Iraq waiting for his orders to come home. A real sweet talker. said he had no family, His wife and son qot killed in an auto accident, mom and dad divorced and mom moved to Sweden, where he grew up. He had duel citizianship. So the way he was talking, I figured it was because of where he grew up.
    I was trying to be careful. After 4 days of love talk, he sent me a letter. He needed money and gold to be gotten out of Iraq. He said they found money and the Iraq government gave it to them as a reward. He said he needed help to move the money out from Iraq to a safe place. They were coming after him to kill him. He had no family to help him. He has a diplomat that will help him get the money to me.
    I googled it and it happened in 2007. When I contacted Match.com they said they have no one by that name. And their site was safe. They took me off of auto renewal and gave me an extra month. I asked for a refund because it hadn’t even been a week yet and they said no. I feel violated like everyone else here. Stay away from Match.com

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    • Amanda Nathan on February 27, 2015 @ 5:07 am

      Match is part of this whole thing. Scammers are all on match. Never eharmony…why? Why no number. They are offshore. Organizing case with an attorney We need more statements. Please reply. Will not show my address to public. State dept believes these collected dollars are fu ding illegal activity in Mid East and Africa!

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  41. Scammers keep changing their names and email addresses. One similar case with “Bernard Louis” from CA, who knows where he really would be from. His email address is louis4591@yahoo.com. All same stories to others such as being a widower with a son etc. He claims that he is a Civil Engineer. Obviously the scammer uses a nice looking professional man’s pics, which might have been copied from a social network profile. Please be aware of the scammer.

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  42. Be careful of a scammer named Jason Griffin. I had just joined Match when an IM popped up (I didn’t even know about the IM feature.) I admit I was naive and believed a lot of what he said, but there were several inconsistencies — I played along with it until he asked for a care package (said he was stationed in Kabul and sent pictures.) He asked for a lot of stuff – name brand things, but wanted them sent to Ghana. I went as far as to check the price to mail something there, but it was almost $100. When I told him I couldn’t afford it, I quit hearing from him.

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  43. Watch out for Benjamin Patel. Same song and dance….travels alot for work, daughter in the UK going to school…is widowed. Never asked for money but called him on his inconsisentsies in replies and it went from a a daughter to a son. When he was caught he became very angry and defensive. Then told me he knew where i lived…..IM’d me my address and phone. Pretty scary stuff….said he had contacts at the FED and that he was going to have me checked out. I don’t know if he goes by other names. Same story as well that they contact you and then lure you to yahooIM instead of internat match.com emails and IM. Anyone who states their 16 year old daughter is in boarding school in the UK and travels alot for work is suspect. I searched the phone number he gave me…NOT a cell phone and iP address is in Redmond Washington. Do your homework girls and trust your gut!!

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  44. Oh my … I feel lucky to have only have lost $500 … but still that was my money I worked very long and hard hours for!

    Look out for a gentleman (if you can call him that) with the email either MrScotRobby or MrScottRobby. He said that he lived nearby and sweet talked me before heading to Central Africa (Lagos) as he was a structural engineer. He is pictured with 2 adorable children and he truly looks like every woman’s dream! Well, he supposedly gets to Lagos and discovers his child has broken his phone and needs some kind of device sent to him to unlock it. He ends up asking for $500 to obtain a new phone as he’s afraid his ex might kidnap his children while he is away. He is quite a charmer, but all of his “love” letters came from a love letter website. Once I got the story on that … I knew something was wrong. He emailed today saying the money was not received … it had been picked up as I checked it out. He then says you have to go back and get it for signing … at this point I pulled the rug from under him and he has made threats of contacting my place of employment, sending someone to my house (he asked for my address so he could send flowers), and then proceeded to say nobody would marry me anyway. What a turn of events so quickly after he had been “busted”. Beware Ladies!

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  45. Has any one heard of davidmcandrew62 ? Claims to have a contract with Cadbury buying maize and cocoa in malaysia . Has 15 yr old daughter nancy has been widower for 5 years no living relatives

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    • Yes, I have just encountered him. Very charming but all of a sudden I realized I was being scammed. Just glad I realized when I did

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  46. Anyone heard of philcloud09?

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  47. Has anyone heard of a Grayson Roberts? This person has emailed me and already loves me. Leaves in GA, but going to Africa for engineer work for 3 weeks. Already ask for money. Help?

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    • Watch out for Matthew H. Dereck email: mthwh@yahoo.com phone: 214-586-0580 username on Match was. MartOny. Grew up in Capetown South Africa, both parents died when he was 18yrs. Works in Medical Equipment Sales moved to Texas then Alaska in the last 2 mos. Traveled to Malaysia and Japan for work. Uses words like Sweetie, Gorgeous thick accent can’t say for sure its South African. Asked for money after 3 weeks of talking to help pay cargo duty for his medical equipment claimed he was in a car accident and wallet was stolen. After I laughed at him he never contacted me again.

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    • Help ? Read the rest of the reports. Don’t fall for this these scammers can be very convincing. He doesn’t love you ..

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    • yes he is pulling all that love stuff on me and I am glad I was smart enough to not get involved any further..the letters seemed like they were prewritten and then my named filled in..he was supposed to call me tonight but I googled him and enough is enough!

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    • The Grayson Roberts I encountered can’t even spell his own name correctly! It was “Garyson” Roberts, and he claimed to be a mining engineer from Australia who owns a small construction company. I’d love to know his true identity – his emails appear to be written by someone who is only just learning English (I actually mean that, not saying it facetiously) and like Denise, I was getting messages of undying love and how he was so happy to have me to talk to – having never actually MET each other!! Photo on match.com didn’t match the one he emailed me, and neither matched the one he posted on his bogus website where he claimed to be the CEO of a mining firm in Australia. He gave me the creeps long before he asked me for money, and never heard from him again when I told him my brother is a police officer on the fraud squad! Scum of the earth, these guys, who prey on people who are just trying to meet someone and find a little happiness. Could be worse, I suppose, he could be stealing life savings from the elderly.

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      • I was scammed by a man named Garyson Roberts, he sent me several e mails declaring his love, then asked me for my phone number, texted me and called me several times, progressively with more affection. I found out that he is a scammer and confronted him. He vanished. He claims to live in Fisher island, Florida, is 6’5 tall, mining engineer born in Berlin, raised in Australia, CEO of QMM Quarring and Mining Manufacture, the web page seems fake, after researching the addresses of the alleged properties, these were non existent. The link is http://qmmgroup.com/index.htm. His grammar was bad and his pronunciation did not resemble the accents of where he claimed to be from. I found out in other blogs that he tried to scam other women asking for money. Please be aware.

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        • This must be the same Garyson Roberts who I sent an email to the qmmgroup.com email informing them that this person was impersonating their CEO. The photos posted on match.com did not match the photo on the website. I cc’d this so called Garyson on the email. No wonder I never got a response. Never heard from him again. This happened in 2/2014.

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    • I wrote my testimony as a reply for Janet I was scammed by Garyson Roberts too

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      • Addressontario on May 25, 2013 @ 12:13 am

        He goes by Yourgreatmoments on Match.com. Still involved in mining, quarries, construction and raised in Australia. Supposedly living in Georgetown Ontario.

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  48. Watch for Aleksi Gallagher, aka James Richardson, a/ka Roy William, a/ka Jerrys63; HE IS A SMOOTH TALKING, SMART SCAMMER. LADIES BE WARE..WISH I COULD POST HIS PICTURE.. I was taken for $1,300.. My Bad!!! I guarantee it will never happen again…costly lesson and the bad part is, no one cares except the other people who were scammed..we need to Stand Up against these types of internet crimes and let our voices be heard! The info he gave me was: Aleksi Gallagher, 110 Rock Creek Lane, Canton, GA 678-969-4710; 757-304-8496; Ghana: 011-233-26-446-4004; email: aleksigallagher@yahoo.com I am officially removing my profile from all dating sites; it is not worth it.

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  49. Watch out for James hendricks, soullover17 on match.com, he is a scammer, and evil man, that will say anything to win your trust and con you out of everything or anything you have. Match.com doesn’t care, and the police do not care, so DON’T ever loan any money to anyone on match.com, nobody will care, and nobody will help you. Watch out for anyone who wants you to develop a relationship over the phone, and wants to get off the match.com website too quickly, and watch out for phone numbers like this: 234-812-8822200. Also, these men are losers, they don’t have very good grammer or spelling, so don’t believe for a second their bull crap stories about being a civil engineer, blah, blah, blah… there are so many sociopaths in the world, and you need to protect yourself, becuase the law enforcement will not. Also, you could lead them on, and try to get as many forged signatures, and fake documents they will give you and you could turn them into the police for at least fraud and forgery, we need to put an end to these losers!!

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  50. smartenough on June 19, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Beware of James Millar and Lan Rodolpho, both money scammers from match.com. I don’t care how much you think you know someone, dont EVER send them money people. For that matter, if someone says they work internationally I shut them down. As a 53 year old woman, they think I am desperate so I am a target. If I knew how to set up a site that just listed their names, emails, phone numbers, whatever info on each, I would. It would be nice if the fees paid to the dating services would pay for this service, keeping the “real” public safe from the slime.

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