He didn't want to because he had moved to Ohio as a two year old with his mom. The phone line went dead the poof, his FB account disappeared also. Made a speech on safety on rigs and two small oil companies awarded him 3 million for his speech. I told him for the safety of never meeting him for my family I wouldn't do it. I asked if that's where he got his Nigerian accent. While we were talking I snapped the picture he used but I didn't get a picture of the girl he claimed was his daughter. This man and this girl, whomever they are are being used like this. He wasn't a very good scammer but I probably didn't play his game correctly either. One more thing, he asked me many times if I ever talked to anyone else I didn't know on FB. It was definitely creepy how he (or someone) always knew the minute I got on FB. In 2 weeks they start saying they are in love with you. Needed to get it out of his hands ASAP before company found out. Your story is similar to mine except I sent money through Western Union and Moneygram. Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.Then, on You Tube I saw real Joel Stephen Greco talking. Claims to be widowed (wife passed from cancer 6 years ago - Victoria), two children in mid/late 20s daughter Anna getting married next month in New Jersey and a son Nathan. I am also fearful I will be in trouble with the police... He says he's on the run, but keeps texting and phoning me. He sucked me in with my wife and child died during childbirth. He said he works for the UN and his wife died of cancer. Out of all of them, only one shows friends - the rest have their friend list blocked. I could smell the scam when I couldn't find him living in Lauderdale in his house he owned.It cannot be true that he says he falls in love with me? I don't know what he was up to, probably he will ask for some money from me soon in the future. He said that he is a real estate manager, and he wants my family to live with him in New York and so on and so on. Was raised in Switzerland, types with heavy accent and he can count in German. Even his fake daughter called me and we texted for months... I also notified a woman in TX he was scamming as he had me send money through her bank acct. I asked him so many questions and got little answers.
Last weekend we promised to chat sometime in a weekend, but suddenly he stopped calling me, sending me any messages, so I googled. I have been talking to "Robert Dietrish" for months. His wife died from cancer, his son had a brain tumor while at Boarding School in London, he cannot cash his check gor 2.7 million because the government tax agency is demanding ,000 in taxes up front. Looked too good to be true and the accent on the phone was not German. I called his bluff on Aug 1st and reported him to all Malaysian authorities. Kuala Lumpur going on for a year now...called his bluff today. His timeline says he is from Frankfurt, Germany but lives in SF, CA. Almost all are either widowed or divorced, approximately 50 years old and in the oil or gas exploration business. His email is drrkbrt Claims his wife died 8 years ago and his son is in Califormia in an institution.
He wanted to ask me one question and I though it was going to be for money but he wanted me to wait until tomorrow. He said something about working on an oil well, in the river. I said I've been to the Gulf I know what oil RIGS look like and that was perposterus! )Then he started rattling about his mom and I couldn't understand much more than him begging me to keep talking to him until he sent a video. He is on a peacekeeping force in Ghana, West Africa. I was joking with him when I asked his heritage when I said your are probably Polish or German.
He said he would have his boss take a video and send it to me. I said say something in Portugese but he kept making excuses. I knew it was a scam he kept begging me to wait until tomorrow because we were so good together. So I told him I was hanging up and doing a reverse google search as soon as we did. He said he was crushed because when you love someone the way he loves me you would do anything for them no questions ask.
He kept sending more of these longs deep thoughts type of things that amazingly only took a few seconds to write. I should have all ready cut it off by then but I wanted to hear his voice. About the first thing I said to him was he was a fake and a scammer and not a very good one either. We may routinely use these records as described in the FTC’s Privacy Act system notices.