|Aka:||Jonathan Bernstein, Robert Lester, Daniel Louis, David Raymond Erico, Alex Kelly, Thomas Gregson, Datak G. Tom
Alexis, Bob, Dan, Davi, Davidde, Davide, Davido, Davids, Johnathan, Lois, Luis, Raimond, Ray, Rob, Robbert, Robbie, Robby, Roberts, Robs, Rymond, Thom, Tom, Toma, Tomas, Tommy, Toomas
|Location(s):||Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Lagos (Nigeria)
|Also claims to be in:||Los Angeles, CA (USA); Cambridge (UK); Longview, Washington (USA); London (UK); Indiana (USA); Scotland
|Address(es):||67 Newton Rd., Little Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5HL, UK
|Operates on website(s):||
Age Match, Face Book, One Love, Skype, Zoosk
|Fake documents:||view fake documents
Report N1 (added on February, 22, 2013)
Robert contacted me on Zoosk about 4 weeks ago. He stated that I was beautiful. I was unfamiliar with potential dating scams and when I saw his location, Los Angeles, I didn't think anything of it. He left his phone number and told me to call or text him; which I did. We exchanged email addresses and we back chatting everyday. He told me that he loved me the first few days and I thought it was strange for someone to love someone never meeting them. He mentioned he was going to work with WHO in Chad before we arranged to meet. He claimed he had a daughter (who later died of not having a kidney transplant) who was escatic on meeting me. A few days before his daughter passed away, he asked me to give if I can contribute to his daughter's kidney transplant that she needed. He claimed a doctor can do it but need money to do the transplant. I was very hestiant to give him money so I stalled telling him that I didn't have the money. I began researching grants to see if anyone will donate to his daughter's cause. I found one company, which I forward the email to him. He said the grant would take took long and he needed the money right now. He asked if I take a loan for him and again I told him that I couldn't because of my house. I didn't hear from him for several days and later this past weekend he told me his daughter died. He blamed for not giving him $8,000 for transplant. He said he borrowed money from people in the U.S. and needed to pay them back. He told me that the company he worked was suing him because he breach the contract. He wanted me to come to the UK to visit him and I told him that I didn't have the money to visit. He said he would pay for me but I would have to pay him back. Then he called me selfish and I did not sacrifiace to help with his debt. I ttold that I did not appreciate his antics and I was not going to contact him. I began to research him by sending a link to track down his IP address, it came back as Nigeria. I also found him on Facebook with a name of Jonathan Bernstein (I called him and said Jonathan and he answered to it). I contacted Zoosk and let them know there was a scammer on there site as well as Facebook. I have kept all correspondences with him as well as pictures.
Report N2 (added on March, 12, 2013)
He told me he was a pediatric nephrology consultant in the Los Angeles area. I researched him by image under his specialty. Every doctor with that name did not look like him. He gave a bs story about having a 7 year old daughter.
Report N3 (added on March, 26, 2013)
Daniel contacted me on Skype in late Dec 2012. I was with him for 3 months. I learned from my ex that he was a fake. I would have never known that this was a scam till my ex looked into it. He asked me if aI would take out a bank loan for $5000. because of other things going on, I am not able to get apoproved for a loan due to other issues. I have recently backed out slowly. But still continue to recieve messages from him.
Report N4 (added on August, 13, 2013)
I came upon a frustrating and embarrassing situation.
I befriended on facebook, David Raymond Erico, a Brazilain man naturalized American who lives in Florida.
David travelled to Malaysia in June. The purpose of his trip was to purchase nine ancient sculptures, or so he said.
David had been hired by some art dealer and the New York National Museum to finalize the transaction and bring the precious pieces to the USA .
David supposedly successfully bought eight sculptures then he ran out of money for the purchase of the last one.
And this is when it all started...
David called me and asked me to loan him 1600 Euros which I did.
First 1400 Euros June. 19.
As prescribed by David, I transferred the money to Penny Arrayo Candaza via Moneygram.(transfert number 0972431) Then 2 days later another 200 Euros.
David Raymond Erico said that Penny Arrayo Candaza was a curator.
Then on June 25 David called me from the airport. He was flying back to the USA with an open plane ticket but was encountering problems with the custom .
He was needing 1000 Euros which he didn't have, in order to pay for the Malaysian custom taxes.
When I refused to send him the money, he sent me the below Malaysian document as a proof of truth and as a legal validation.
He also gave me his phone number in Kuala Lumpur and his USA phone numbers.
When I told him that he should contact the American Embassy or that perhaps I should contact the American Embassy, he panicked and begged me not to do that because he was doing some black market and was putting his life in danger if I was to do this.
David contacted me again yesterday via my yahoo message center and when I asked him to send me valid phone numbers, names and addresses of contact numbers and to sign me documents proving that I sent him the 1600 Euros, he first sent me false phone numbers and no names nor anything that could validate his situation.Today he is nowhere to be seen.
I don't know if the whole saga is a scam that was crafted to extirpate money from me or if we are really dealing with an unlawful art trafficking or if David is in dire trouble and needs your help.
This is the situation today. I thank you in advance for looking further into that story and hope to be hearing from you soon.
Report N5 (added on April, 11, 2014)
Known scammer update.
Report N6 (added on August, 29, 2014)
Diluting the scammer on the money that he needed to activate your credit card BTA.
Created: 2013-02-22 Last updated: 2014-08-29 Views: 303