Jonathan Lester, Agent Bowles, United Nations Courier Service, and his grandson, Clay. He was very smooth and would easily fool women in to thinking he is genuine. There are thousands with the same name...never asked for money.....
I have been communicating with a Lorenzo Papi and he is definitely a scammer. Don't know if it's the same guy everybody is posting about.
This suggestion comes from Adam: I just wanted to notify you of a type of scam that is going on with some of the dating sites.
Basically, the scam is to get a guy to set up a Pay Pal account using a credit card.
We were both on a dating site and he quicky asked me to jump over to Yahoo and use regular email so I set up a bogus account on Yahoo and also gmail, and Installed the chat. Widowed, one child , age 15 however, once we got to regular email his emails were very choppy. He said he was self Employed oil rig engineer in Houston, Tx with 8 men working with him. Said his only son was killed in a car crash 2 years ago. He is such a smooth talker, very handsome, but I can swear on my life he is not working in the Gulf since I called the company and My Lawyer went to the company in Texas, I believe Austin, and they had no such person or new of anyone of the pictures on any of their Rigs. So, I have tried to do the right thing by contacting everyone that I owe money to explain that I was a victim of a scam and try to make some type of payment arrangements. There are also photos on this site where I posted my photos at trying to figure out how to get his pic up here. ED: you can post pictures when you start a new submission [but not when you are adding a comment to an existing submission] - use the page below and you can see photos there and you can also post your own story and photos there: there.
He right away fell madly in love with me and told me how great a kisser he was. I have every intention of paying everyone back, but I was naïve and screwed up. Does anyone have experience with an oil rigger engineer named Harry Smith Hakkonsen. From Denmark and Lives in Sacramento and has been on this oil rig since February and needs money to help him.
If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim, or simply disappears.
Sometimes the sad story includes a jewelry merchant selling diamonds and needing the Pay Pal account for their clients to deposit money in a secure American account that will yield a better profit for the jewelry company.
Upon finding out more information about the “nice looking woman” — her parents died in a tragic accident and she has no family or friends who can help her stateside, or she was abandoned by her previous boyfriend in said country with no money to get home — this is where I become skeptical and ask if they have gone to the embassy or local church to find assistance to return home.
After all, I barely know these “women.” Once I tell them that I cannot help them with any kind of financial help, contact almost always ceases.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.