Scammer Brian Furbush


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First name: Brian


Last name: Furbush


Aka: Michael Cannon


Name aliases: Bryan, Mechael, Michale, Michel, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Mihael, Mike, Miky, Mykmael





Location(s): Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Selangor (Malaysia)


Also claims to be in: Texas (USA)


Address(es): Jalan 61 Lingkaran Cyber Point Barat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Phone number(s): 601131206576


E-mail address(es):


Operates on website(s): Ok Cupid, Yahoo Messenger


Scam media: unknown


Fake documents: view fake documents



Scam Report(s)



Report N1 (added on November, 14, 2016)

This guy pretends to be on a construction site in Malaysia, building a pedestrian bridge. He's very romantic and writes the most incredible emails. He says he received a stoppage order from the government for non payment of tax, which is 10% of the $9.2mill job contract, and needs money to help pay it, He said he could raise nearly all of it but was a bit short. I sent some money and supposedly he continued the construction. He sent me photos of the payment cheque and a certificate from the company that employed him. He gave me a link to his bank account at Diamond City Bank so I could check when the cheque had been cleared. Then he asked me to pay a couple of people who worked for him. When I did so, the website asked for a code at the end. When I asked him about it he said he's never heard of it. He said he rang his bank and found out that he had to pay the World Bank $400K to get the access code. He said he had arranged to borrow money but was short again. He said he'd arrange to get money from his bank but it would take 60 days, and he was worried that he was in danger because of owing the locals money. I said I couldn't give him any more money because mine was tied up in a term deposit. But he was very good at romancing me and convincing me to get it out and help him, but the bank wouldn't release the money for 31 days. He even conned me into getting a loan from the bank for $9K. When my money came out I paid that off and sent him more money. He then said he was still short because his bank would only give him US$55K. I sent the remained of the money but recalled it when I got scared. The bank got it back for me and the account where it went to was closed down. He rang me and cried and pleaded and asked me why I was doing this - I said I couldn't transfer the last of my money. All this time, there was the pretence that I was going to go over and see him, so we arranged for me to go. He said I could collect the money myself over there. I got my ticket, then he said I couldn't come because I'd be in danger. He kept on at me until I transferred the rest of the money and bought another ticket. I found out that I had to buy return, so I paid for that and prepared to travel. When the money arrived in Malaysia he collected it and said he was going to the World Bank. Next thing I got a phone call saying he had been held up and robbed by Indian gang members (who he owed money to). I was supposed to be flying out within a few hours and he rang me saying that the gang had stolen his phone with my picture on it and it wouldn't be safe for me to fly. So I had to cancel my flight and go to the doctor to get a certificate so I could claim it on Travel Insurance. He then said he'd have to go back to the States to get money from his bank to fix everything, and he left on Wednesday night, supposedly for a week and would be coming back. He even made suggestions that I should mortgage my house if his efforts in the States weren't successful. I have not heard from him yet and I don't expect to.

Wendy (Australia)

Report N2 (added on December, 8, 2016)

I met Brian on Ok Cupid, he searched for me. After a couple if weeks texting, He send me a txt msg saying that he's grandma was sick n he needed $$ for her medecine.
He requested 1500 from me after I told him, that I would personally take her the money. He responded by saying that I had insulted him :) That's when I realized that I was really talking to a conn man.

Rocio (USA)