|First name:||Engelbert Joel
|Also claims to be in:||Hilo, Hawaii (USA)
|Address(es):||45 Kehaulani Street, Hilo HI, USA, 96720
Landgrafenstrasse 40, Berlin, Germany, 10787
|Operates on website(s):||
Cougar Life, Match, Our Time
Report N1 (added on February, 8, 2013)
Foolishly I allowed myself to be scammed out of $1700 by a man I met online Match. He first contacted me in Nov 2012 claiming to be a German widower living in Hawaii. Had a very complex plausible storyline which I eventually caught onto...but far too late. Said he was a Petroleum Engineer and was leaving for Philippines on business for a couple weeks. Then claimed he got stranded there and that his bank acct in Berlin wouldnt wire to Manila...beacuse of the fraud there! He was suppose to come see me at Xmas so I stupidly sent him the money. Next day he immediately came up with another crisis asking for more money. Thats when I knew for sure he was lying. I confronted him over New Years' via text and online chatting. Ddn't hear from him again until last week. Still claimed to be stranded in the Phillipines, loved me blah, blah, blah....and begged again for money. I played along this time knowing he was lying and demanded he fax me a copy of his passport. He finally agreed plus offered to send me a photo of himself to be taken by a photographer that day to prove he was in Manila.
The fax of his passport contained the same photo which he emailed one month earlier claiming it had just been taken that day in Manila. Then he was stupid enough to send me a photo-shopped copy of himself with the head/face identical to another photo I'm sending you.
The thing is...this guy has such a complex believeable storyline it was really hard to see through his lies until the photo discrepencies. At this point I'm wondering if it wasn't actually a woman writing to me...however i spoke to him several times by phone. He definitely had what sounded like a German accent..
The name he gave me again is Engelbert Joel Herman. Cell phone # 724-330-3488 Email email@example.com
I hope you can catch him and spare some other woman the heartbreak and disappointment this man has caused me.
FYI...I have also reported him to Match.
The following information I demanded he send in an effort to confirm his story. Of course non of it checked out.
Passport number is : D372698808
Bank name: Berliner Bank, Address: Hardenbergstra?e 32, 10623 Berlin.
Report N2 (added on March, 29, 2013)
On this site with same photos.
Created: 2013-02-08 Last updated: 2013-03-29 Views: 201