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Scammers abusing stolen photos of Brig. Gen. John O'Connor

Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:09 pm

Form received 2019-02-25 03:27:33

What name did the scammer use?:
Braynson J Taylor

How old did the scammer say they were?:

What site/app did you first meet the scammer on? Please provide a link if
POF dating site

Who made the first contact?:
They contacted me first.

If they asked you to leave the site/app and go elsewhere, where did they
take you?:
Yes POF dating site.

Any other social media profile links used by the scammer.:
Hangouts Braynson J Taylor.

How much money did they demand?:

Name you were told to send the money to.:
Itunes cartd

What country/city were you told to send the money to?:

How were you to send the money ?:
Itunes cards

What steps, if any, have you already taken to block the scammer?:
Block on Hangouts

Are there any other details you wish to share? Anything you say may help
prevent someone else from being scammed.:
Braynson J Taylor his name.USA military in Baghdad Iraq. Widow man w relative . Him and his son only. Be aware going very quick to marry
you. Name you MsTaylor. Ask money for son itunes carts for BD.
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:03 pm

Email received:

Olá, Anjo,

Como você está?

Meu nome é Phillips O'Conner, tenho 55 anos e sou solteiro. Quero ter um relacionamento sério com você que nos leve ao casamento e passemos o resto da vida juntos.

A idade é apenas um número é um relacionamento ou casamento; o que importa é amor verdadeiro, honesto e sincero.

Por favor, envie-me seu número WhatsApp ou e-mail para que possamos nos comunicar para nos conhecermos mais.

Anexar é minhas fotos.

Por favor, responda


/ (translation)

Hello Angel,

How are you?

My name is Phillips O'Conner, I'm 55 years old and single. I want to have a serious relationship with you that will lead us to marriage and spend the rest of our lives together.

Age is just a number is a relationship or marriage; what matters is true, honest and sincere love.

Please send me your WhatsApp number or email so that we can communicate to get to know each other better.

Attach is my photos.

Please answer



Return-Path: <> <- spoofed email address
Received: from [] (unknown [])
Subject: Olá, Anjo
To: Recipients <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 15:45:51
Message-Id: <>

Originating IP:
Originating ISP: New World Ponto Com Informatica Ltda - Me
City: Suzano
Country of Origin: Brazil

Stolen image received with the message:


Re: stolen photos of Gen. John O'Connor

Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:05 pm

Fake profiles used online:

William Connor
56, Man, Single
North Auburn, United States
Looks for:
Single Woman
49 - 63 years
Within 20038 kms
Long-term dating, Short-term dating, Friendship


William Connor
55, Man, Single
Cheonan, South Korea
Looks for:
48 - 62 years
Within 100 kms
Long-term dating, Short-term dating, Friendship


John O' Connor - Twitter

Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:12 pm

John O' Connor
Am a honest and responsible father.

Mogadishu, Somalia (domain not registered9
Joined February 2019


Other stolen pictures used:


Re: stolen photos of Gen. John O'Connor

Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:23 pm

Other stolen pictures reported online for being used on fake romance scammers profiles:


Re: Scammers abusing stolen photos of Brig. Gen. John O'Conn

Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:32 pm

Submitted On: 2020-01-01

What name did the scammer use?: John o Rogers
What site/app did you first meet the scammer on?: Facebook ( http:/ / )
What email address(es) did the scammer use?: Instant messaged me for awhile then switched to "hangout" app at request
What phone number(s) did the scammer use?: No phone numbers used.
Briefly explain what happened during the scam. : On the Hangouts App the most pictures sent including fake military ID when I was initially asking for proof because just being safe. That ID is gone and down.
Basically. I never accept requests on Facebook from people I don't know.
Military with ID sent to me. John O Rogers. Stationed in Aphganastan and retiring in May. Wife died three years ago. Has. a 16 year old son in the UK military school. His foster parents died two years ago in a car wreck. He being an orphan until adopted at 5.
After he sent more pics at first and ID I continued for a few days chatting on hangout which I had never used.
Then his story was looking wife for his son. Someone spend rest life with. All of that. So then his son all sudden is going for two weeks with his school to west Africa. And he will send me his sons mail address.

Intro: john.rogers29
Studied at National Intelligence University
Went to U.S. Army War College
Lives in Los Angeles, California
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