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First name: Mario
Last name: Bertolini
Age: 65
Steven Swanson
Steven Swanson
Name aliases:
Steave, Steaven, Steve, Stevens, Stiven
Romance scammer's Location(s):
Lagos (Nigeria)
Also claims to be in:
New Jersey, USA; South Africa; Italy
Phone number(s):
E-mail address(es):
Operates on site(s):
IOL Dating


REPORT N1 (added on September, 4, 2015)
Susan (South Africa)

Wrote to me from South African IOL Dating site.
Said he was a Civil Engineer working on a project in Mossel Bay, Western Cape. Wife died 5years ago. Has a son of 18 years old who stays in USA, New Jersey with an aunt of his.
With second contact he erased his profile on IOL dating site.
Very quickly starting to talk of falling in love with me.
On several occasions asked for airtime giving excuse that his son was taken up in hospital in USA.
Said he had a brother called Antonio in Italy who was getting married and that he had to fly there to pay and arrange the wedding.
Promised that he will! Purchase property in South Africa and that we will get married and that he is bringing his son to S A.
Apparently left SA for Italy on 25th July 2015. Next day after landing in Italy called me to tell me that FNB put a hold on his accound and that he desperately need R100K to pay for wedding items already purchased. He was actually crying on the phone. When I told him that I can't possibly send that amount he immediately became insulting and blaming me of all kinds of things.

Scam Letters

Romance scam letter(s) from Mario Bertolini to Susan (South Africa)
Hi Baby,
Am on site and seriously thinking of you and our vacation, and it just puts smiles on my face knowing am going to have the best moments of my life soon.
I have received the vacation itinerary , and it's very cool with me.

I am a little bit confused about the exact car we will use, lol
I think i like all of them , ha ha

Ok baby, you make a choosing of the car OK, and place an order so when i come, we will go take a look.

I am so happy and you have put life inside of me again.

I love you so much! I love you so very much!! I love you my darling wife!!!

Jy is die liefde van my lewe

Hi baby,
remember we talked about it, eh the price range should be btw R2m - R2.5m.


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Created: 2015-09-04    Last updated: 2022-05-27    Views: 2165