This is a story when I met a scammer who use Uwe’s picture in Skype, that just happened few days ago.
On Dec 13 last week, a man called Harry Johnson (Skype account harry.johnson140) wanted to be my friend. Without hesitation, I accepted him directly. He said that he is 52 years old (October 4, 1960), divorced, a marine engineer, lives in Miami, Fl. He has 1 daughter named Lisa who is schooling in Clear Water, Fl. He works as a drilling engineer for KCA Deutag and assigned to a drilling project in Aberdeen (in offshore site) UK. It was a nice conversation and I thought he was a very nice person. At the end of chat, he asked my nickname and I let him know. He also said that he found me in Skype because of my profile picture (strange, my setting in Skype will not allow stranger to see my profile picture).
On Dec 15, we met again in Skype. We exchanged our picture and I found that the man on the picture is very handsome. We tried to connect via webcam, but I saw him for about 3 second. He said that the regulation in his company doesn’t allow him to use webcam due to security reason. Since I’m special to him, he will let me see him, but not for longtime. We even can’t talk because he has no microphone. Strange, his camera was not shoot him from front side but from left side so I couldn’t see his face, but he looks like the one in the picture. I started t believe that he is not a scammer. He started to praise me and said he loves me and he wants to marry me. His assignment in Aberdeen will be finished on January 19 and he plans to visit me. Very quick, he said that he will marry me, convert to my religion, buy a house and spend the rest of his life with me. Everything looks so beautiful at that time but I also felt that this is too good to be true. He also plan that he will not working with the company. He plans to run a gold business. He strangely asked my nickname again.
On Dec 17 in the morning, he kept on praising me and said a lot of beautiful things about me, and left a message that he has 10 KG of alluvial gold that is worth USD 700.000 and he is waiting for this package from Ghana (which I don’t buy it). Another mistake happens when he wrote: I think I am very close to her. When I asked him if he chat with another person, he suddenly said no. 10 hours later, we continued to chat and he asked me to turn on my webcam so he can see my face although I can’t see his face. He continued to say nice things about me and asked me to show him some parts of my body. I refused to do what he wanted, and the more he asked, the more I refused. And I think I made him very curious that night. Thanks God that I refused him, I believe he could record it and use it for blackmailing me. But again, he made a mistake because he said that I look like his late wife. I suddenly asked him why he previously told me that he was divorced 3 years ago. And he started to get panic. He apologized and again praised me. He also asked me to add his daughter Lisa (Skype account: lisa.harry86) to my Skype contact. And I did it
And on Dec 18, with a webcam turn on at my side, we chat again. 15 minutes before he was online, I chat with Lisa. Only 5 minutes chat, Lisa wants to call me mom (Weird???) and I let her to call me mom. Lisa’s profile picture is also suspicious. She doesn’t look like Harry, at all. When I was with Harry, again, he praised me and said too much love words for me (which made me sick at the end). He also proposed to bring me to Miami for our honeymoon and he will bare the cost. And this is when he did his job. He said that he just received Lisa’s email and ask him USD 800 for Xmas shopping. That’s when I found out that that he is a real scammer. He said he is very sad, he can’t send the money from offshore). Although he did not ask me to wire the money, I believe he tried hard to come to that point. He can even say anything, because I keep silence and only said that I could not help Lisa, because USD 800 is too much for 19 years old girl to spend on Xmas shopping. Then I decided to end this conversation by asking him to cut this relationship. He asked me the reason and I asked him to figure out. He said his hart is broken then I went offline and block him (and also Lisa). Luckily, I survived from the scammer’s trap.
Be careful with this scammer, he’s very kind to woman. He also set trap to make us follow what he wanted. When you in a relation with someone from internet, you must check the consistency of his stories as well. Again use your mind to assess the situation.