Information on romance scams and scammers.
#164189 by Anjsiv Wed May 01, 2013 8:52 pm
Hello .. I am just posting for informational purposes, I did not fall victim to this scam (although, I'd like to meet the real guy in the photo! GRR!). What lead me here was one of the lines he used in his first email about him "A man needs to live his life full of joy and happiness. No matter his achievements, he is reduced to nothing if he has no crown to complete him and that is a woman to call his own wife and Best friend" .. which I have never had someone send me their life's resume so I figured something was up and I googled it. The part that had me suspicious right from the get go was the last line in his first message to me "Babe,,I want you to know that i decode my address so you can see were to rich me,,OK,," .. he set up his initial message without spelling errors and sounded very smart .. then adds that part and can't spell where (were) or reach (rich). But, I figured I'd check it out just to see if I was right ... and I was.

If you notice he did not state where he was from when I asked, but on Zoosk, he's listed himself in Bretton Woods, NH. His user name is seeking4u.

Meet scammer Marc McToney:


Aries · 6'1" / 185 cm · Male · White/Caucasian · Average Build · No children · College Graduate · Christian · Doesn't smoke · Drinks socially

Hi, I'm Marc,am single,and have been single for 5yrs. I stand 6'1", 190lbs. brown eyes, very shy, kind hearted, and respectful, kinda hairy.

I can be your best friend, i am a good listener, and i am very supportive and care about others feeling. I am open minded, sweet, kind, funny, sarcastic, and a real down to earth man. I want a woman that will accept me for who i am on the inside.My heart is empty, and i need to fill it. I have been in love for so i know what it feels like, i just have not found that same feeling and connection since. So if i sound like the one for you, the please contact me.
P.S. Also i am caring, understanding, loyal, and not an abuser.

Perfect Match

I'm turned on by a gentle,kind,good sense of humor woman that knows what she wants, she a good conversationalist, loves to try new things, travel, explore new venues and open minded. I'm looking for a woman that is kind, caring, romantic, loves intimacy and wants the same in a man.

Ideal Date

I would like to go for dinner, a movie, and just for coffee and get to know each other.

***Initial Correspondence as follows (he sent me a message on Zoosk, I am not a subscriber so you are able to send one message back if you do not decline their invite to chat or delete their message):

April 9th, 2013

Hey there - how's it going?.

I just read your profile, and it seems we might be a match. I hope we can get to know each other better and find out! :). Feel free to ask me anything at all, but to get the ball rolling, here is a bit about me.....

I'm Marc I'm a very easy going person who is usually up for just about anything. I have a passion for travel. My other interests include movies,restaurants, plays/musicals, comedy shows, sporting events, pool, shuffleboard, bowling, cooking for friends, watching live music, board games like Craniums, and the list goes on and on. I'm just as happy staying home and cuddling up to watch a movie..... Major bonus points if you like golf and/or basketball. :)

My "deal breakers" are ignorance and closed/narrow mindedness. Along with my obsession with honesty. I don't get upset very easily and not much shocks me. I'm extremely accepting and tolerant. With that in mind, I feel that I will always handle the truth better than a lie, no matter "how bad the truth is" -i.e. being lied to comes close to being a deal breaker for me. SHRUG.....Hopefully I'll hear back from you soon, and we can get to know each other a bit! :)

PS: I will love to communicate outside this "dating site" ... I don't come on this site much so you can get back to me at *************** Babe,,I want you to know that i decode my address so you can see were to rich me,,OK,,

@/H/O/T/M/A/I/L . /C/O/M
if you care to talk
see ya

There is more to this email but unfortunately Zoosk wants me to pay for it in order to "read more"

I waited until yesterday to do reply, I figured this was too good to be true and I doubt he would ever respond, lol:

I sent you a e.m. a. i. l. this is the only message I can send as I am not a su bscr. iber. myemailaddress a.
t. g. m. a. i. l.
1 day ago

To: [email protected]
From: [email protected]
Subject: Zoosk
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:04:21 -0400

Hi, I'm responding to the message you sent me on zoosk. My screen name is blah blah and my name is blah.

From: "Marc Tony" <[email protected]>
To: my email
Subject: How are you doing sunshine
Date: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 1:30 pm

Dear blah.
Thanks for getting back to me and i really appreciate your response a lot sunshine,I will want you to tell me more about yourself and i think from there we can get to know each other better.Hope to read back from you soon.


To: [email protected]
From: my email
Subject: Re: How are you doing sunshine
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:43:12 -0400

Hi Marc. Good to hear from you
What would you like to talk about? Where are you from and whereabouts do you live now?



From: "Marc Tony" <[email protected]>
To: my email
Subject: ABOUT ME
Date: Tue, Apr 31, 2013 1:41 pm

Dearest One,

Thank you very much for writing back the woman that looks so beautiful in my eyes,Well i guess i should start introduce myself. I don't really know how this is to work, but hey! Here is an exclusive. If at my age i do not know what and when to say, then what would i be? When a wise man sees he has probably spent over half of his time in life already, he begins to assess his main goals in life. What could be more important than a happy ending? LOL,. A man needs to live his life full of joy and happiness. No matter his achievements, he is reduced to nothing if he has no crown to complete him and that is a woman to call his own wife and Best friend. A woman who knows that even while arguing they still need to hold hands; a woman whom i can call a partner in crime (Just Kidding); A woman whom you can tell anything. How could you think anything can make you happier in life than finding a love that knows no bound? To make you know more about me, I will break this down to segments and it would be like a case study. Please let me know about your online dating experience? How many people have you met online and what was the outcome of it? Your past marital experience if any, Just tell me all I need to know about your experience online and your marriage life in general.

I was born to a loving couple, a home, by an Irish American man from the Rhode Island area of New England, and a Caribbean Mother from Montserrat. My father was an international business man who met this Caribbean orphan whose family was close friends. She says there was something about the man that no woman could ever resist. Sometimes she says she sees same in me, lol. Due to the nature of my father’s job he travelled a lot and that made me spend most time growing up with my mum in Montserrat (that is how I got my accent). After high school in Montserrat on the Caribbean island, I left to study in Lethridge, Alberta in Canada where I got the first degree in electrical Engineering and, before I finished college my father and mother were already settled together in Rhode Island. Then i later moved on to join them in the Rhode Island. My father died and she was left alone. I met my deceased wife and best friend in Venice, Italy at a fashion show, she was a fashion model and she was very good at heart. I lost her to cancer and ever since then there has been a vacuum in me that has been longing to be filled.I have no siblings, no biological children; my deceased wife had some medical complication while trying to give birth in the early stage of our marriage.I have some tragedy in life but my profession has in some way complimented for that tragedy. I pray that a woman like you will be there to compliment the rest of it all and in return I do the same.

I am a global Engineering contractor agent, Am into Installation of a Gas turbine, engineering job has taken me to over 16 countries of the world ranging from Asia, Middle east , Europe , Oceania and Africa. I do basically rig constructions and renovations or over water bridges. We have worked at many countries across the globe. The present project is my last on the field and i shall quit field works and continue my works from my home office while my men do the field ops. I think i really have gotten to this height cos i embraced work for so long. Now i feel i can settle with a woman I love and love me.

I have told you how my typical dream day would be like, i just want to spend the rest of my life enjoying the fruit of my labor. I just want a woman who would be my best friend and everything. You know someone whom we would still love each other more as the days pass by, even when we can’t make love anymore and all we could do is play bingo and ping pong ,LOL.

I am a total package; I only need someone who understands the value of a good smile.

I can’t wait to hear back from you. Pls write me soon my dear and tell me about your story, your background, and your profession, and so on…

Your turn!


Marc Toney.

I hope this isn't too long .. Sorry.

#164193 by Bryon Williams Wed May 01, 2013 10:23 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners Anjsiv ,

Yes, the picture is stolen and what you have posted is a scammer and his script.

ETA: This scammer is using VPN services. (London_trust_media__inc.) This service will help him hide his true location.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.

Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.

Please remember the fallen.
#164197 by Anjsiv Wed May 01, 2013 11:18 pm
Here is the email header from one of the emails ...
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