Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.
The last three names are the same person, he supposebly is in the army he also has been asking money from me as well as a Jeff( Jeffery) Julian Coleman. I am emailing with a guy, Michael), who says he lives in San Jose Ca, a widow (lost his wife 10 yrs ago to lung cance), has a 15 year old daughter.is a telecommunications engineer, etc.
just two days ago he tomb me her had received an email from Stanley's teacher telling him he was very sick and needed medical attention and he couldn't leave the ship of course so he needed to borrow money and not to worry he would pay me back as soon as he got off that ship I think he said he had 5 wks left.
Ha I asked for the name of the school -no response then he told me he would send me his phone # that never happened,we were chatting on messenger so if he was in Dubai his time would be different then mine of course he didn't know maybe it's in the settings same BS I asked huge much it is that he needed the amount was 25.00 I simply said I'm sorry I don't work I can't help you out wish I could by the way the name was Ken Ovoke sharp looking man if indeed it was him.
There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC.
If this happens to you, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams.