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Unread postby SlapHappy » Tue May 07, 2019 6:20 pm

Form received 2019-05-07 17:04:26

What name did the scammer use?:
Rider Danette

How old did the scammer say they were?:

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

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?:

Any other social media profile links used by the scammer.:
I saw 2 Instagram profiles and 1 twitter profile, but don"t know if it is
all fake

Scammer's email address if you have it.:

If they gave you a phone number, please add it here.:
+1 413 308 4388

Scammer's Skype name.:
Did not skype

Scammer's Skype username (right click their photo/avatar and click "view
Did not skype

How much money did they demand?:
4000 danish kroner nearly 600 dollars

Name you were told to send the money to.:
Angela Nichole Cook

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

How were you to send the money ?:
Bank transfer

What steps, if any, have you already taken to block the scammer?:
I have blocked the phonenumber. Blocked him on whatsapp. I have deleted
instagram Facebook and linkedin

Are there any other details you wish to share? Anything you say may help
prevent someone else from being scammed.:
Rider told he was in a rig. He has a Norwegian man loving in London. He has
no access to internet to by materials for the rig. I har to do the
correspondence with the form. I Hope a New email account with hos name in
case it got hacked. I Saw asked to transfer the money to the firm from hos
bank account and he give me access to it. When it was time to Say for the
shipping of materials his bank har blocked his bank account. He asked me to
pay but I only har very little money. My bank would not transfer the money
cause they heard the story about a man on a rig many times before. When I
could not transfer the money he blamed me. I blocked him on phone,
instagram and whatsapp.
Yesterday i opens the email i made in this name. There Where 2 mails from a
guy Lee Jung-Kook. He threatend me for money cause i have sent both
pictures and videos to Rider cause i believe in Everything he said about
being deeply in love, Dantes to buy a house in Denmark, marry me and spend
the rest of his life with me.
I don"t Know how much money Lee asked for because I didn't dare read mail
Number 2 cause the first One was full of my pictures. I havn't been on the
email since yesterday and so not dare open it again. I"m affraid to se more
threaths. I didn't respond the email from Lee or pay ang money
But Lee wrote that og i didn't pay my pictures and videos would end up on
Facebook instagram and sold to pornsites
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Country or destination United States
City or exchange location Ludlow, MA
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Unread postby JustMe2 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:59 pm

It has been 10 days since I found out that I was scammed by "Rider". I will tell my story, so that others can learn from it, and even see that they are not alone.

Just a few days after I made a profile on Instagram "Rider" wrote to me. I thought that Instagram was a safe place to write with a stranger compared to Facebook, so I thought that he was real. "Rider" asked me to write on Whatsapp very quickly. He told me that he was born in Miami, grow up in Norway but currently living in London. He worked for Statoil, and was about to go Alaska/Anchorage on a rig for a contract interview. He won the contract an had to start work on the rig right away.

He quickly started talking about feelings and about being ready to move on with his life. He had lost his wife to cancer and his only relative has his sick aunt. She also lived in London. It had only been a few days when he told me, that he would come straight to my Country when he had finish his job on the rig. But then an accident happened. To all his men got killed in a fire, and therefore we were never able to talk on the phone because of the precautions, and he wasn't allow to use the internet. He asked me to contact a company to order some materials. I made a brand new email address for that purpose and started emailing with a woman called Angela Nichole Cook. When it was time to make the payment "Rider" give me access to his account so that I could transfer the money.

At that time he asked me to marry him, cause he loved me and would spend the rest of his life with me, here in my Country. He said to me that I had to contact a real estate agent to find a nice house for us. Money wasn't an issue cause he had 4 million dollars on his saving account. I saw the money on this account when I made the payment to the company, along with his picture. I felt sure that he was whom he said he was, and could not wait to finally meet him.

When he had to pay for the shipping of the materials, he told me once again to transfer the money from his account. But his bank had blocked his account because they believed it has been hacked. He then asked me to lend him the money until he got of the rig and transfer the money to me. I was not happy with that but he made me fell so guilty for not helping him and delay his arrival at my country. So I went to my bank. When my money wasn't transfered after a week I called my bank to ask why. My bank asked what the money was for, and if I ever had met Angela or Rider. I told the bank about the store, and the bank knew it was a scam right there and then, because they have heard the story many times before. They refused to transfer the money. And I'm grateful for that.

Rider got very angry with me. Blamed me for not wanted to help him in his difficult situation. I got angry to and made a short replay to him and then blocked him on my phone, Instagram and whatsapp. I felt betrayed in an odd way.

A few days later when I checked the email I had made in Riders name, there was 2 emails from a guy by the name Lee Jung-Cook as I recall. He was blackmailing me for money. Along with the threats there was pictures and video which I had send to Rider, because I trusted him and thought that he was real. If I didn't pay the money Lee would share it all on the internet. I got very afraid, and I thought how I could be so stupid. I hated myself for being so naive and trust someone that I have never met. I didn't pay any money to Lee. And have not open the email ever since.

I started searching on the internet to find something about being scammed. And came across this site, filled out the form an Firefly replayed me very quickly. She told me what I had to do and not to do. I'm so grateful for the help she has giving me so far, and for this site, where I have learned a lot. I have deleted my profiles on Facebook, instagram and LinkedIn. Changed my phone number. Made a google alert in my name, so that I will be notified if any picture or video are put on the internet. And so fare, no results. I'm surprised to find out that I don't miss Facebook.

I'm enjoying life and my real friends and family. The person that scammed me is not worth any of my tears and this bad experience has only made me stronger. English is not my spoken language, but I hope that my story make sense to you
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Unread postby happenedtome » Fri May 17, 2019 12:24 am

I was contacted through the Social Media group "Meet Up" on May 4, 2019. Everything the other posters stated happened to me too. He seemed so genuine and we corresponded for almost 2 weeks until I was unable to help him with money.
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Unread postby JustMe2 » Fri May 17, 2019 12:35 am

Was it the same man you thought you wrote with? I wrote with him for nearly a month. He said all the right thing so that I fell in love with him. I know now that it all was too good to be true bit I ignored the little things that didn't make sense because he has an answer to every doubt I had
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Unread postby Big Al » Fri May 17, 2019 7:15 am

Can you post the E-mails the scammer sent to you? Please be sure to remove any of your information.

E-mails, E-mail addresses, Photographs & fake documents, & Phone numbers are all helpful.

If you are unsure what to post you can forward everything to me. My E-mail address is below.
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Unread postby JustMe2 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:42 am

I suddenly found out that it has been over a month since I got scammer, and I'm doing just great. In the beginning I checked my name on Google every day. But as the days went by, I slowly began to forget about the scam. And just thought of it this evening, and want to Tell other survivors that it gets easier day by day.
I never found any pictures of me on the internet. And it all just seems like a bad dream now and the person behind the scam don"t mean anything to me anymore.
I'm now a happy survivor, living my life
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Unread postby SlapHappy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:22 am

Great! Just make sure that you change your email address so you can not get recontacted by the scammer. :D
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Unread postby usbagelsx3 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:42 pm

I wish that this post was up in March.

I was contacted from EastMeetEast dating app by a girl named Mia, apparently from NYC according to her account in February 2019. She asked what type of relationship that I was looking for, and when we confirmed that the both of us want a serious relationship we began talking through text messages.

Mia said she is a Life Coach, and was in China to work with a client, and would come back to the US in two months time. While she was there, she told me that her bank app wouldn't let her send or receive money, so she asked me for assistance. The way she talked about her life, emotions, aspirations, and the family situation seemed very real, and described her current situation so seamlessly that no red flags were raised in my head, so I decided to help her out.

She asked money for the equipment that she needed for her work, because it was to be purchased, and sent from some guy named Yongjoon C., who has a Wells Fargo account number 759458XXXX, apparently living in a town called Great Neck, NY.

After that she asked me to send money to her landlord Angela N. C., who has a Chase account number 36631XXXX, apparently living in Brooklyn. The name, and the location matches the very first post on this thread, and this is how I came here.

It was now April, and I still had no reason to not believe her, because I looked up the addresses, and the names of both people, and nothing showed up at the time. She said that she received a contract extension with the same client in China, and as I felt that she was real, and was told that I would be repaid, I said I would help her out until she returns in early July.

In June, I also sent money to a friend of hers, who had a son that needed and immediate surgery, and this was where I started to be a little bit skeptical, because Mia went to a college in Rhode Island, but this friend named Debbie H. H., who has a Wells Fargo account number 823607XXXX, lives in Greensboro, Georgia, but I gave her the benefit of the doubt, and sent the money.

Very recently, Mia apparently received an email (the internet is bad in China, so can't call) from her mother, who lives in London, saying that she was in need of a life saving surgery, so tried to ask me for help, again. She wanted me to send money through Bitcoin to the doctor in London, but I told her to provide something that is trackable. So she ended up getting another Wells Fargo account (823607XXXX) by the name Michael R. S.. I looked up this person, as I did with others, and found out that he is a registered sex offender in the same state, and town as Debbie. At this point I am very much woken up. I declined to send the money, and have been just cursing her out.

Now, apparently, her clients (got another one within the 4 months) in China are refusing to pay her for whatever reason, and she is starving to death. She asked for money for the flight back home, and I have been refusing. I am keeping in contact with her still in the hope that she is a real person, and would actually pay me back. She kept on arguing, and fighting me tirelessly to say that she is a real person, and sent me a few pictures as well, but these could be fake, too.

The total amount that I sent is about $50,000 USD, and have been regretting the very first decision that I made to send the money. The very first time she sent me the screenshot of her bank account with the name Mia Hyemi Moon with over $100,000 USD, so this was how I was reassured.

The first number that she used an iPhone, and was an NYC number 9292449428, and when her cell phone carrier booted her due to failing to pay her bills. Once this happed, there was a few days of no texting between us, and she came back with 3015418581, which turns out to be a Google Voice number that cannot be tracked.

I know that what I have written seems very obvious that it's a scammer, but the conversations back and forth could fool anyone, and am still struggling to say that I've been a victim, just because of my hope of getting back the $50k.

It seems like I'm the ultimate idiot in this forum judging from the amount of money spent. Had this forum started just two months earlier, I would not have fallen victim..they don't say "life is all about timing" for no reason.
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Unread postby firefly » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:55 pm


It is possible for you to add some details about Mia? Email address, type of messages "she" sent, stolen pictures used? Your post has a lot of details about the people receiving the money "she" asked for. Those people might be as well be victims of other romance scams, having no idea that they are used by scammer to receive money from other victims.

You can also use my email address (you can find it below) and forward to me the details you have about the scammer. Any information about the scammer will be really appreciated.

About the money you lost:

Contact your local police and file a complaint. Ask for a case number. With that case number, contact your bank and report the fraud involving all the bank accounts receiving your money. If frozen and with money in it, that will be maybe the only option you have to recover at least a part of the money you lost.

And no, you are not the ultimate idiot. Anyone can be fooled by a scammer.

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Unread postby usbagelsx3 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:44 am


I have attached the few pictures that she sent, along with her "bank account".

No emails were exchanged between us, but only text messages, so I can't give much information about her. From her profile on EastMeetEast, Mia identified herself as a 28 year old female of Korean heritage who was born in the US. I can't remember exactly what college she attended, but I believe it is somewhere in Rhode Island, and is currently a Life Coach. Her profile has been deleted due to breaking the app policy, which could be as simple as displaying a social media ID. I wasn't able to get more information from the customer support.

I have two updates. One on Angela Nichole Cook, and another with the local police.

Angela N. C. as another account that I failed to mention above, and it's a Ridgewood Savings Bank account number 70124XXXX.

I talked to a police officer at the local police station in my town to get an assistance, and even he is confused that Mia may be real. Mia and I had normal conversations, intimate conversations, our careers, and our respective families. He was shown some of the messages, and said he's never seen a scammer like this before. He asked how long I talked to her before she asked for money, and I said a month, so went back to the texts to double check, and it was, indeed, about a month. Also, she once sent a bouquet of flowers, chocolate, and a teddy bear gift set to my house. He said to just keep on talking to her for a bit more, not to send her any more money, and come back to file an official report, if the talking dies out. I'll need to somehow convert every text message conversations to a PDF, and print it out, along with all of the wire transfers. Once the report goes through, then the detectives will take charge, and hopefully come to an arrest, and my money back.

I, and the police officer have also looked up both of the numbers, and Mia's full name, but couldn't find anything informative.

Please feel free to ask questions. I'll answer whatever I can.

Also, I'm not sure why the names, and the account numbers are hidden.





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