Scammer Brian Wilson

 

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First name: Brian

 

Last name: Wilson

 

Aka: Robert Armstrong

 

Name aliases: Bob, Bryan, Rob, Robbert, Robbie, Robby, Robert, Roberts, Robs, Welison, Welson, Willson

 

Age:

59

 

Location(s): Accra (Ghana)

 

Also claims to be in: Jacksonville, Florida, USA

 

Address(es): 5150 Yacht Club Road, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

 

Phone number(s): 2037172239
2135374288

 

E-mail address(es): brianwils11@hotmail.com
brianwils112@yahoo.com
bobarmstrong12@gmail.com

 

Operates on website(s): Christian Cafe, Google Hangouts, Plenty of Fish

 

Scam media: unknown

 

Fake documents: view fake documents

 

   

 

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Report N1 (added on February, 8, 2013)

I met Brian Wilson on Christian Cafe. His pics and profile were of a man 55-60, 5'10-6'0, blonde hair, blue eyes, widower, Godly man looking for love again. Very articulate and intelligent in his first correspondence. His first email told me he was a petroleum engineer living in Los Angeles, CA; however, he was born in Italy and moved to Scotland when he was 9. Attended University in Scotland, then went to work traveling around the world. His wife died 7 years ago from a brain tumor. His daughter, Lisa, lives in London going to University. His disabled Sister and her husband live on the family farm in Scottland. He was working on assignment with CosMos Engergy, doing some type of pipeline work in India. This was his last assignment, and he was going to retire, planned to travel around the world doing charity work.

My first thoughttoo good to be true, but hey lets see. We continued correspondence, IM, talking on the phone. My first redflag was his phone showed up Blocked Call when he called, even though I had his phone number. He explained that away in that he talked with so many people around the world, he has his phone set to block his number. My second red flag was his accent, he sound more Asian than European. He explained that away in that he has traveled all over the world. He picked up the pace of romance significant, and he was smooth as silk too. He wanted to come meet me in person and meet my famlly, after 3 weeks of correspondence. He was even corresponding with my Brother via email. We agreed on a date, he would fly in, my brother and I would pick him up and he would stay in a local hotel. My third red flag - 24 hours before he was to arrive, he sent an email that he had to go to an emergency meeting in Africa, and had to leave that night. He went on and on about how sorry he was that he could not come meet me and my family. He sent me a dozen roses and a teddy bear to protect me until he could be with me.

Then he sends me an email that he has arrived safely in Ghana! That was not a red flag, that was a rockect! Even I know that Ghana is a huge internet scam center. I told my family, I am waiting on a phone call or email that says he is either hurt or has a problem and needs my help. Sure enough I get an email from him that he plugged his computer into the outlet at the hotel and because of the current difference it blew up his computer. I asked him how could he be a world traveler and not know that he needed a electrical convertor? He got angry and starting talking so fast I could not understand him. He says has to have my help to save this four million dollar deal. If I will buy a computer and send it to him, he will wire me the money. I asked him why he couldnt find one in the city he was in. He said they were not suitable. I told him to go online and buy one, I will pick it up and send it to him. He said his credit card would work while he was out of the country. I told him to go to Western Union and send me the money. He said that you cant use Western Union in Ghana, that he needed my bank account information so he could wire directly to me. Well I knew that was bogus, because you cant wire money outside of Ghana, but if I had given him my bank information, he would be able to take money out of my account. When I told him that he couldnt wire money out of Ghana, he asked me if I had a credit card to go buy the computer, and he would give me the money when he got back. I said, no I dont have a credit card, and I dont have the cash to do it. I dont really know what you are going to do. Then I told him that my family thinks he is an internet scam artist, he got mad and hung up on me. Thats the last I have heard of him. At least he didn't get anything from me, and I got a dozen roses. I feel pretty lucky.

Jamie (USA)

Report N2 (added on September, 10, 2018)

This scammer followed the same scenario with me as he has with a reporter named Jamie USA from February 2013!
Some of the places were different and the time frames were as well but other than that it was exactly the same!
He is very smooth. Reels you in quickly. You fall quickly.
He said we could meet for his birthday on June 29,2018. Then all of a sudden he had to leave the country for a business trip for his job. It was just 24 hours before our supposed date. After a few days he finally contacted me and told me his trip was not as good as he had hoped. When he arrived at the Sheraton in Albania he tried to plug in his computer and phone to charge them and they blew up due to different current issues. A man who travels outside of the country should know to carry an adapter for such things!
He asked if I could help him to get a computer. When I told home I had no money he said to let him know how much to wire and he would send it to me. After a few days of no contact he contacted me and asked if I had done what he had asked. When I told him that I was waiting for word from him he got very upset with me. He told me I let him down.
I not Even suspecting such a scam continued to beg for forgiveness!
Then while reading the mail I cam across your website and thought hmmm let me just look. Low and behold! His picture showed up! Then he had the nerve to try to contact me via email!

Diane (USA)

 

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Created: 2013-02-08    Last updated: 2018-09-10    Views: 394