I met this guy in Plenty of Fish as CuteDad13. He is also on OverFifties as Cute Dad40. Entered his pic on google images after checking the headers on his emails which he asked to send to an off POF site account. Same sob story except now he is from Raleigh, NC daughter named Michelle, wife died of an OD 5 years ago and he is about to have to leave NC for the UK for a job as an environmental consultant. I did a background check of my own to begin and did find there is a RIchard Walsh in Raleigh w/ that zipcode so he is actually trying to impersonate a real person. His first slip was my father is an environmental consultant from Raleigh and it is a small network and his work couldn't be verified nor his business. He has a FB page as Richard Walsh and Intellius will pull similar info to what he is sharing. Below are his emails. I played along as a lark to see what he would do under an anonymous yahoo IM name linked to a fake email as well. He does a decent job initially but I'm a journalist and his grammar and tenses were out of sync from the second email. It is obvious on IM that he is translating info as he takes a long time to respond and then he doesn't know specific names of places when asked about them. His emails are tracing to Atlanta which may give authorities the ability to catch him as he is genuinely breaking the law.
this is the one he is using on yahoo IM under rich27614
Thank you so much for your taking your time to write back and forth, i really appreciate it, , Now I'm convinced that you are really interesting, you seem so nice and sweet and I really enjoyed reading from you and look so forward to learning more about you. smiles!!!
A little more about me, I am from Raleigh NC, I've been divorced for five years, its a sad story and i cant talk about it for now... It was really hard for i and my daughter but i did what i had to do... we took it to be one of the things you meet in life, sometimes life gives you the least of your expectations but your ability to handle it and make it a stepping stone for better things in future is what makes you whom you truly are. I'm glad its all in the past now. And I must add that my daughter was my ability to handle that situation as she tried to make me stronger and always reminded me of how much she loves me tho she could be a pain in the ass...
I love her so much and would take a bullet for her in a heart beat, i just hope it doesn't get to that.. lol.. I have been taken advantage of so many times so now i have my guards up, please be patient with me, i might come around...
My daughter made me join that site, she thinks I'll find the woman of my dreams on there, I'm hoping i do tho thats if they exist..
I'm a single dad of a beautiful 14 year old girl (Michelle) though would be 15 soon. She's very smart and intelligent, she wants to become a registered Nurse, she loves to read and plays the piano as well, we do have a lot in common, anyways what do you expect she's mine..lol...
I'm an environmental consultant and work as an independent contractor, i work mostly offshore, i work on anything that affects human as well as the Aquatic, like gas flaring, oil spillage, pipe leakage, erosion, etc.. I work only on contracts so I can have enough time to spend with loved ones, I travel sometimes depending on the nature of the contract. I love my profession and the nature at which I work, cos it lets me choose a contract thats suitable with my schedule..
For fun, i like to hang out, go to the movies, swim, take a walk to the beach, listen to music, camping, sports, dancing, i like anything that involves the outdoors.. my fav color is red, i hate lies and dishonesty..
I am looking for someone that is Honest, understanding, down to earth, easy going, caring, someone i could call my best friend, someone i could laugh and cry with and most of all someone that is willing to accept my child as hers...
As much as I would have loved to sit and tell you more and more about me, I have to go for now but I will be looking forward to learning more and more about you?? Please tell me more???
Till then, take care of you and have a wonderful day:)
I would really love to chat with you, do you have IMs, i have yahoo.. what do you think ?
I figured out pretty quick he sounded too good to be true but......
I JUST COULDN'T RESIST THE URGE TO PLAY HIM AT HIS OWN GAME SO HERE IS THE YAHOO IM TRANSCRIPT..it was a good laugh to see just how far he'd go ..clearly doesn't understand English so a lot of "that's cools"..hahahha...BTW..none of the info about me is factual but I wasn't going to tell him anything true as I already knew where this was going...his email from this morning follows...what an idiot..hope they can catch him...
Hi Was just about to go to sleep. Was checking the weather as we've had tornados this afternoon and watches this evening.
sorry about that
when do you want to talk ?
This is fine for now, you must be a night owl.....surprised you don't have tornados in Raleigh tonight.
no i dont, yes i am a night owl and an early bird all at the same time
what time do you have to go to work, i dont want to keep you
lol, I am not working tomorrow except around town and running errands. I work for myself either way so doesn't matter what time I go down the hall to my office
how about you?
ok thats cool, so what exactly do you do
i work as an environmental consultant and work only on contract basis
I do consulting for medical offices (contract as well) and freelance food & travel writer when I am not doing biotech research. I have a great life w/ lots of adventure and just got back after a 6 week trip so enjoying the break.
are you in Raleigh now?
Yes i am, how long have you been on that site and why ?
Since Friday and it was kind of a lark between friends and I seem to be getting overwhelmed with emails so I actually hid my profile today as I have 60 messages and no time to answer them all but a few. Trying to catch up...kind of odd that the site sends emails saying I need to log on as I hadn't been on for 4 days...
how about you?
i have been on there for a week, wow i feel kinda lucky to be talking to you, you know
so what made you write me ?
have you been on others? I am not a huge fan of online sites but POF is one a friend in DC is on as well. I have no idea but guessing because you were the first one your timing was good....
why did you message me?
I'm going to be in Raleigh later next week, does you rdaughter live with you or her mother?
My daughter lives with me, i was searching profiles then i came across yours and felt a connection with it
That's nice. I thought it was sweet that she wanted you to sign up for one. Raleigh is a big (bigger than mine) and I would think it is easier to meet someone there. I grew up there so I know it well. Where do you hang out?
Raleigh doesnt really have much places to hang out tho there are some pretty nice places downtown
My friend has a condo on West St. and I make jewelery as a hobby so we do go to a cool little sushi place in the lower part of his buiding if I am there because the shop that carries supplies is just down the street toward town. Did you grow up there or somewhere else? I went to a girls boarding school before college but close by.
No, sent you an email about me silly, moved down here 5 years ago and since i do travel for work, i dont really get around here much
I was born in VA but lived most of my life in the UK with my mom
my mom is British/Italian while my dad is Irish/America
my dad was a business man so we traveled alot as a kid
I misunderstood then..I thought you got divorced 5 years ago. I used to live in London and also Glasgow.
yes i got divorced then moved down here
wow, thats cool, we seem to have alot in common you know
Went to Ireland last year for a couple of weeks, quite lovely. I would say you look Italian What is in the bottles on the table in your photo?
yeah got that from my mom
actually looking into a job about a spillage on the north sea, still waiting to hear from them tho
My ex husband is from Glasgow and his sister runs the catering operations for one of the largest drilling companies around, my friend in Madagascar works for TansOcean
thats cool, i feel a connection with you already, you are a pretty smart lady and i am loving learning more about you
I have a pretty good sense of adventure so continuous learning is a good thing. My father is an environmental consultant (semi-retired)that specializes in waste/groundwater and fly ash byproduct recycling...kind of grew up in that world... he is in his 70's and typically will take a contract if there is not a lot of travel....he has done a lot with XXXXXXXXXX
He owned a hazardous chemical waste refinery when I was a kid so it is an industry I know well...you must like it. what do you do with your daughter when you travel?
wow thats cool, sounds perfect
I take her to my moms or my sis, i have a sister that is married with 2 kids in VA
if i should get this contract then i would take her over to my moms, that way she would be closer to me
she does home schooling cos of the nature of my job
Public schools are not great anyhow so probably a good thing. Your parents are in Raleigh as well or VA? Mine have been married 49 years last week...
My dad should be in VA, not sure but my mom lives in Oxfordshire
havent heard from my dad in ages and dont care, he is such a loser, he used to beat up my mom but she is a staunch catholic and doesnt believe in divorce so they got seperated then she moved back to the UK
wow, just read your email, that pic was taken in Greece
wow, you are such a smart ass
I'm sorry, that isn't a good thing. I lived in DC for a while and had planned to move back but decided I wasn't too interested in going back to work until next year and the company I was going to work for is holding off on their expansion so it give some time to travel and enjoy some of the things I have not had time to over the last few years. I am supposed to go to Paris and London next month, but lots to do here as Irene did a lot of damage last fall so need to stick around and make sure the people that take care of the yard/pool do not run into any issues that need my input. May go in June instead but then I have to deal w/ tourists...
yeah right... lol
sorry about that tho
so tell me, what are you looking for in a man ?
I know more about what I am not looking for than what I am...just kidding...I want a good person with a kind personality and that like sto have fun, get out and do things, travel and enjoy life. My ex was an alcoholic so I tend to lean away from anyone w/ any kind of addiction issues. Been there, done that and hope to have an equal partner rathe rthan someone that depends on me financially 100%. It's a give and take, usually I'm the one being taken...or my bank account anyhow......my thought s are..."it's only money...and I can make more" so not into material things though I have a very nice house, nice things and no debt and no bills so I guess the other would be
someone with a strong sense of financial responsibility as I have always been rather practical and planned to retire in the next few years anyway....
I'm kind of an adrenaline junkie so a person that likes to adventure/skydive/lately I've been into ziplining and that kind of thing...what are you looking for? Does any of that sound like you?
i understand that, well i am looking for someone that is honest, trust worthy, sincere, down to earth, easy going, fun to be with, my best friend, someone i can laugh and cry with, some that is willing to take my daughter as hers
I do understand what you mean about giving and taking financially, i have been there myself and i must tell you it sucks
I'm pretty laid back at the same time I also think there's a time and place for everything...I lived at the beach for years so I try not to get too far from the ocean if I can help it. Went to Colorado last summer and wasn't wild about the lack of ocean air! I am guessing your ex is not around to help with your daughter from what you are saying ...
No she is not
she was an addict
ok this is something i didnt want to tak about but with you i want to share everything
I worked with patients that were addicts for years, even went to grad school to get rehabilitation studies certified so I understand it well. Alcoholics are much the same..
before i got married, i didnt know my ex was into drugs, then i found out years after our child was born, i tried to help her to no avail, it got worse, she even had to do it in front of our daughter, she got arrested for it, i stayed cos i believe in for better and for worse, i took her to rehab/counselling, i tried all i can do but i still couldnt help her, that wasnt the kind of life i wanted for my daughter, so we got a divorce and then i moved to NC cos i didnt want to be anywhere around her cos of memories, 3 years after our divorce she died due to an overdose
and the blessing for me is we didn't have kids as I gave a million chances for him to get sober and it never happened. I wasn't going to put a child through that life...I drink socially (sometimes a few times a week) but never get wasted. I didn't grow up like that so it isn't something I understood. I'm so sorry. That is terrible and must be hard for you and your daughter, but I understand and did all the same things...my ex's liver is failing and he is only 43 and the truth is I don't really care.
wow we seem to have more than alot in common, where have you been all this while, how come we havent met each other earlier ?
traveling the globe for work, but really glad to have gotten a chance to chat. I didn't realize it is so late and I do need to catch a few zzz's before sunrise...hope we can talk again soon or send me an email if you'll be around Raleigh next week. I'm not sre what days I am coming but I need to come visit my nephews as they play little league baseball and they want me to come watch their game...
ok thats cool, i will but will also love to keep in touch as well
i can do this everyday
ok..I'm not huge on IM's but love emails...I've had this account forever and I haven't even uploaded a picture so next time you check in, there will be one! Hope you have a good night and get some sleep too!
Thanks you too
do you want to set a time /
GWH- I have plans early evening but should be home around 9
ok cool, talk later
rich27614 has signed out.
His follow up email trying to get me on the hook..he's been reading too many romance novels...in this case comedies.
Date: Mar 22, 2012 9:32 AM
I really enjoyed talking to you, i would really love to keep in touch so as to see where this leads, i am really looking forward to learning more about you... Here's a little more about me...
I love the smell of rain, of grass being mowed, wild onions being mowed, the sunset, the sunrise I see every morning by getting up at 4:30 am. the smell of coffee, the smell of dirt after it has rained, the change of color in the leafs, the serenity of the earth after it is covered with snow, the sunshine on my flesh, the crisp air I breath in the fall, the feel of sand beneath my feet, the ocean breeze on my face, water on my feet, hot showers, the sweet scent of flowers in the spring, the scent of candles burning with no lights on, a clean home, the way music allows me to express myself, the way books take me away, the smile on a childs face, their laughter, old people, their knowledge, their history, the laughter of children, ending my day curled up beside the woman that loves me, waking up to that same woman, starting my day with a hug and kiss, knowing that no matter what happens during my day I have Her to come home to. I love to kiss, snuggle, lie beneath the stars on a blanket, the smell of a fire burning, marshmallows roasting, steak on the grill
I dislike the bitter cold of winter, ants, spiders, snakes, lies, alcoholics, mind games, people judging, people who use others for their selfish desires, people who think they are better than someone else, we all are doing the same, trying to find our way in this life, child molesters, they should be tortured then left to die a slow death, rapist the same, hate mothers or fathers who turn their backs on their kids, married women hitting on me..
I can be online at night, just tell me what time works best for you..
He even had FB page for his daughter and poor thing had a cast on her broken leg this time.....