Scammer Michael Paterson


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First name: Michael


Last name: Paterson


Aka: Michael Laurent, Alex Becker, Stefan Hans, Freddie Adams


Name aliases: Alexis, Freddy, Freedy, Hanns, Mechael, Michale, Michel, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Mihael, Mike, Miky, Mykmael, Stephan, Stephane





Location(s): Cape Town (South Africa); Lagos (Nigeria)


Also claims to be in: Denver, CO (USA); Vancouver (Canada); Toronto, Ontario (Canada)


Address(es): 134 Raats Dr. Tableview, Cape Town, South Africa


Phone number(s): 7205482257


E-mail address(es):


Operates on website(s): Match, Skype


Scam media: unknown




Scam Report(s)



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Report N1 (added on October, 28, 2016)

Very convincing, copy of contract for 17.4 m, flight intinary, gave me access to a bank account - supposedly from Amsterdam (is really just a website with server in South Africa), to transfer money from his acct to mine to purchase phones. Sent copies of pictures from the supposed site project. Very romantic and alluring. Called me crying saying he had been stabbed and robbed, his engineer in critical condition. I would up sending him money for attny fees, hotels, flights, you name it. I thought I had done my research but... even the photo he provided on match is not the same photo here. I am just sick to my stomach over the whole thing.

Kelly (USA)

Report N2 (added on April, 12, 2017)

I received exactly the same emails sent by Freddie Adams to Debra. The sender found me on match and started emailing from his personal email and sent some photos.

Mary (Canada)

Report N3 (added on June, 2, 2017)

This man initiated first contact on Match. He immediately wanted to communicate via email. He requested I contact him at so he could send me additional photos. He sent me additional photos and a letter. I was suspicious, as he mentioned he was a widower and I had just been contacted by another widower. So I checked this site and found identical photos under different aliases.

Terra (Canada)

Report N4 (added on June, 22, 2017)

Very convincing....widower, moved to my city 3 years ago from Netherlands, son studying medicine in England. Alex claimed to be an architect, too busy to meet till his project was done. Day of date, he suddenly had to get on a plane to CapeTown to receive a massive tender. Forgot that smart women would notice lack of media coverage given how big the contract ceremony was to be. Command of English got spottier in writing. Calls stopped once I started asking pointed questions. Still waiting for the money request to come. Other profile handle was BKTL.

Irma (Canada)