That is why there is a delay from placing a post to it appearing live on the site so I can filter all potential scammers, trolls, abuse etc. I also have to say that I don’t understand what "playing" with them accomplishes. If you want to "play" try a board game or get another hobby. The last thing we wanted is to give them more leverage. As with others here he asked some odd questions, i.e., what did I eat for breakfast or what was I going to eat for lunch, did I want to come feed him.
I believe I screen most/all of the scammer posts before they appear in order to keep this a safe place for victims to communicate - anonymously if they wish. As his texts became longer it was evident he had broken English.
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. His name is Tony Richards and he has a 15 year old daughter in boarding school in Italy. This has gone on for 16 months and the guy still got in touch with me last week wishing me a happy new year and that he would be home with me soon haha.
He right away fell madly in love with me and told me how great a kisser he was. My scammer met me that way and after I deleted him I would get at least two requests a day from scammers. Please dont make me laugh, if my story just stops one poor woman for being taken for their life savings I would feel a little better, but for now I am poorer, a lot wiser but so untrusting of everybody Beware ladies! I lost ,000 to the man who loved me more than life.
I showed him a copy of his ip trace.said I would die - be killed. He never asked for money, I thought I was always a step ahead of him. He said he was from Long Beach California, working as an independent contractor for oil rigging companies, 57 years old, a widower with a 15 year old daughter who was at a boarding school in London. His english wasn't the best, which I thought was strange for an engineer who was supposedly educated at Stanford University, but I forgave that because he said he was originally from Mexico City. He was very attentive, asked lots of questions and seemed genuinely interested in me. No friends showing but several women "liked" his comments. Not sure it is a good idea to tell them about this site. For everyone of us that got out without giving them anything but our time, we are the lucky ones. I just received a call from our local florist telling me that the gentleman with a Dutch or German accent placed the order.
He paid me lots of compliments and said nothing inappropriate or stupid. One in particular responded with a comment that she was glad family was important to him. But, they cross us off their lists and go on to the next one. He gave a fake address in NJ, and paid for my flowers with a stolen AMEX account. He has Facebook account under Larry Richards, Larry Richard,and Larry Serdar. I think I've met a scammer too, although he got nothing from me. Currently in Turkey, and due to the ISIS attacks these few days, his equipments was damaged.
I was quite charmed by the fact that he disregarded our age difference, I am 64, and talked about what really mattered, friendship, wisdom and experience. You may come across the same photo with a DIFFERENT name. He fits the profile and so does she fit the profile of a mark. They have thousands of identities and work at it 24/7. His name is Alex Aiden, 45, grew up in London when he lost both his parents at 10. Internet connection is bad and he cannot access his banks for money. Said that I could check that he has a lot of money in the account.