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Albany, NY, United States
| Oil Rig ScamHe emailed me through Facebook initially, saying he saw my profile on the official page of the poet, David Whyte. I follow David Whyte so I found that plausible. He was very polite and conversations started slowly. He preferred to IM on Facebook rather than email but he went by the name Thomas Wood, and used the email firstname.lastname@example.org, though reluctantly. \"Romancing\" began quickly and continued for six weeks before he tried to convince me that it was vital that I send money to his son in missionary school in Nigeria for his birthday, particularly since he was a widower and I was going to be like a \"mother\" to his son. He sent pictures of supposedly himself and his son, told me his father was from U.S. and his mother from Norway, which covered up his broken English messages. He supposedly has a house in Ohio. He was very big on faith and God, claiming to be a Seventh Day Adventist, though differences in our ideologies didn\'t bother him. On three occasions he pressed me for money for his son but he wouldn\'t tell me where to send it, only saying he would tell me when I could let him know how much I could afford to send. I refused to send money, told him we haven\'t even talked via Skype yet, that he was way out of line professing his deep and romantic love for me just six weeks without meeting. He repeatedly refused to Skype and we argued about it. I finally told him it wasn\'t working and unfriended him. He wrote back one last time wishing me peace. His Facebook page is still up and heâ€™s still â€œworking it,\" as I see some other women\'s posts but none from men, and not much else either.|
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