Information on romance scams and scammers.
#371706 by AlanJones Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:45 am
Romance Scammer - Gary Steve - [email protected]
Tel. No.: +18505121294

Claims that his name is Gary Steve and he is a marine in US army and in Nigeria on a mission, coming home at Christmas. Claims to be divorced from his wife for 5 years with no kids

Example of scripted messages sent

I am smart, strong, sensible, insightful and willing to share my most intimate feelings. I am proud of my physical body. I have strong arms to hold you near me and give you special back rubs. I do enjoy playing golf, biking, hiking, swimming, football, soccer and tennis. I love to read, travel and discover new ideas and places. Sometimes it is just as nice to curl up on the couch in front of the fire with good book or with that special someone! I have many diverse interests and passions art, music, philosophy and the human condition. This time around the next woman I would love in my life would be open-minded. There are many rich women in the state dying to spend the rest of thier lifes with me but i turn them down because i'm a man of choice and desire' i don't want any woman to break my heart. I believe in looking into the window of our souls and seeing the beauty we have. I guess you could say I am a man that is in touch with his feelings. I am supportive and caring and have a loyal and tolerant character, very humble, honest, understanding and truthful. I'm very passionate, physical person that would want the same in a mate, deeply romantic, optimistic. Again, thank you so much for your time you have spent with me and i am so happy to have you as my friend.


Instagram account - garysteve400

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#375033 by 1NTexas Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:10 am
Also going by name...or mail of
Gregg.eod chipiv gmail.com
Received pics proported to be by this name.
Same pic as posted in previous warning.
Found on male social romance site.
Did receive a pic of same person in military uniform...possibly in middle east location.
#375034 by AlanJones Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:51 am
1NTexas wrote:Gregg.eod chipiv gmail.com


Can you please post the name/email address without editing them - we want it to be searchable by other victims and it isn't clear from what you posted what the actual email address and name being used now are.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.
#375053 by 1NTexas Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:09 pm
[email protected]

That is the name&mail i got from him.
Got2 notes this morning too.
Same name & mail.
Shown as Gregg...3 times on the site i replied.
Writes well. Romantically.
EOD...military designation...Explosive Ordinance Demolition.
Picture showed uniformed soldier in flak vest. USMC patch on vest.
Maybe 38 yrs old. Big toothy smile. Giving a hand sign similar to "hook em horns" or hawaiian good luck...index n pinky extended. Thumb n two middle fingers curled over palm of right hand.

Never gave a last name. Claimed to be based in California...going back to Middle East in 2 weeks. Also likely back home for Christmas.
EOD symbol seen on an internet twitter post...bomb midst lightning bolts next to burned ir scorched U.S. flag style banner.
Name with that post... Edwin O [email protected] Smith Krue1.
Who knows.?

This pic showed up on at least 6 or 8 web sites...mostly dealing with romance or military associations.
Can't seem to upload the military pic but likely it's taken from someone's album/site.
That's all I know of him.
#375163 by 1NTexas Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:06 pm
Got a mail from him this morning.
Saying he'd SEND me his travel belongings, picture frames, and a box containing $3mill cash jn traveling expenses.
All via Red Cross courier.
What...Red Cross has courier services.?
Just needs address to send his stuff.

I dont want the $3mill...I only asked for a naked marine.
Duped.
But kinda funny in a sad way.
#375176 by 1NTexas Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:59 pm
The photo at the top of this topic comes from a website set up & maybe still apparently used by the given name of the entry I provided.

I do not personally believe he is the scammer, but some one useing the same name & skilled webuse wise to manipulate the given mail address to their own location.
Exactly where...I don't know.
The pic is taken from the same owner's name...along with several others as well, used as bait in various social romance & personal meeting sites.
The person shown in the above pic may still well be on active duty...and likely not know his pics are being used erroneously as their postings is on an open & public web site that can be viewed without logging onto the site.
A BIGG error in site & personal security combined.
Seems the site allows twitter posts to be used & viewed openly...pics too.
So just about anyone skilled and deceivious can opt for any pic of their choice.

For now trying to trace back the mail address if the one used by the scammer is at a loss to me.
Maybe some one more skilled in the web use can have better luck.
The scammer as of yet has not asked for money but [email protected] asked for addresses & phone numbers.
None if which he has...as far as i know.
#376156 by malu53 Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:47 am
more pics and documentation here
romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=121685

all pics are stolen from this instagram profile
instagram.com/eodchipiv/
#376157 by malu53 Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:52 am
uid: eod.chipiv.397
Eod Chipiv
Am a military soldier,a U.S.Army
I love my country
God bless America
Works at U.S. Army
Studies at Studied at University of Maryland
From Baltimore, Maryland
Joined on March 2018

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#376158 by malu53 Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:56 am
uid: eodchipivsmith200
Eodchipiv Smith

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profile from November 3
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#376161 by malu53 Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:07 pm
charlie_gibbson

3 posts
73 followers
359 following

Charles looney gibbs
I'm the gym type
Single
God fearing
Spontaneous
I'm on facebook as Gibbs looney you can reach me there too <<< not found :(

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#376162 by malu53 Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:16 pm
uid: david.ibe.3348

this seems to be the scammer behind the entire story
Eod Chipiv (Boss)
Studied at University of Ghana
Lives in Accra, Ghana
From Benin, Nigeria

scammer's work place

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#376163 by malu53 Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:24 pm
uid: muthu.raju.5458
Eod Chipiv
Intro
Lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia
From Virginia Beach, Virginia
profile from September 12

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#377892 by 1NTexas Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:10 am
Seems as though several picture sites carrying this chaps posts gave been deleted.
Figured the pics were taken from one or others, used in frauds or various social medea scams.

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