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Boston, MA, United States
2015-05-14 20:13:17
Dating Scam
Romance Scam   
John Darrbant
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I am the victim of an online internet dating scam. This man represented himself as John Darrbant, but through some digging I believe his name is Joao Miguel Libiero. This man introduced himself to me via back in Oct 2014. I chatted with him initially on the site, and then we exchanged email address and phone numbers so that we could communicate outside of the site. He said he was from Woonsocket, RI and owned his own business consulting in the oil and gas industry. He was in Austin, Tx currently working with a client. I am also a consultant so didn't think much of it. After a few weeks, he said he was going to Beijing to work on another project and would be back in RI in a month. Again - didn't raise an eyebrow to this. I asked a bunch of questions of who he was doing the work for, did some research and it seemed to check out. We continued to text back and forth. In Nov he said his bank account was hacked and could I loan him $5K so that he could pay his hotel room and fly back to the US. I didn't think much of it, he was coming home. I asked how would I get the money to him, and he suggested Green Dot cards. I didn't know what they were, but he explained this was how he sent money to his daughter in CA and told me what to do. I sent him the money. Over the next weeks/months there were number of request for money for various reasons. I pushed back every single time, but in the end, he charmed/guilted me into sending him money in various ways - Green Dots, western union, money gram and wire transfers. Every time I did a western union, money gram or wire transfer I checked where it was going to and everything seemed OK. Finally something popped up a few weeks ago and it triggered a link to a scam warning site (,4436.msg10192.html#msg10192). Damn It. I have been scammed. Here are all of the places I sent money to: Recipient: Candice Hunter Receiving Bank: Wells Fargo Bank Address: 44901 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23230 Beneficiary Account: 3488733712 Beneficiary Address: 226 Engleside Circle, Richmond, VA 23222 Recipient: Pheobe Akimyi Ogwemo Receiving Bank: Diamond Trust Bank Bank Address: Prestige Plaza, 2nd Floor PO Box 21053-00505, Nairobi, Kenya 00100 Beneficiary Account: 5066246002 Beneficiary Address: 2161600505 Ngong Rd, Nairobi Kenya 00100 Recipient: Bart Rapada Receiving Bank: Chase Bank Bank Address: 231 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Beneficiary Account: 660523973 Beneficiary Address: 10565 Madisonn Ave, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Recipient: Gina M Vitton Receiving Bank: Chase Bank Beneficiary Account: 138016330 ABA # 021000021 Recipient: Patrick Njuguna Ngugi Recipient Bank; Diamond Trust Bank Bank Address: Prestige Plaza, 2nd Floor PO Box 21053-00505, Nairobi, Kenya 00100 Beneficiary Account: 5086609003 Beneficiary Address: 53635-00200 Ngong Rd, Nairobi Kenya 00100 Western Union: Michael Cole Address: Mombasa Road,South B, Nairobi Kenya zipcode 00100 James Smith Address: Mombasa Road,South B, Nairobi Kenya zipcode 00100
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