Information on romance scams and scammers.
#183193 by Bearpanda Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:19 pm
Dear All Skype Users,

I have got one friend request with the name of General Michael Barbero. Before accepting him as friend, I check the photos and about him in internet. So I thought it is true. He told me that he is in Afgannistan for peace mission and he has a daughter. His real skype account name is [email protected]. In addition he gave me another yahoo account to contact him as he is so busy to use Skype. That is [email protected] and his photoImage
[10/24/2013 2:41:58 PM] bill.reed42: Hi There!i got your ID through the internet directory.i am currently on a peace keeping and charity mission.pls add me if you are willing to chat a bit.
Later he asked me to send US Dollars 1,500 for her daughter in the States.
These are text from him chatting with me.
[12/1/2013 3:05:47 PM] Michael Barbero: am fine
[12/1/2013 3:06:45 PM] Michael Barbero: i got a little problem here
[12/1/2013 3:06:52 PM] me: why?
[12/1/2013 3:06:56 PM] me: with whom?
[12/1/2013 3:13:34 PM] Michael Barbero: I need to send $1500 to my daughter in USA for her feeding allowance and Accomodation but because of the Nature of my work here have been unable to send it.Am very sorry to have discus my problem with you but i just can't help myself because i have develop a strong feeling and affection for you,which have make me so free to discus any of my personal issues with you and more so i don't want to hide anything from you.Pls San, can you help me with this...i will really appreciate
[12/1/2013 3:14:23 PM] me: oh i do understand your situation
[12/1/2013 3:14:42 PM] me: unfortunately i am not able to help your difficulty
[12/1/2013 3:15:36 PM] Michael Barbero: Alright
[12/1/2013 3:16:06 PM] Michael Barbero: Even if you don't have up to that amount
[12/1/2013 3:16:39 PM] Michael Barbero: any amount you have you can send to her
[12/1/2013 3:23:15 PM] Michael Barbero: Alright dear
[12/1/2013 3:28:45 PM] Michael Barbero: I understand dear but am still looking for a way out
[12/1/2013 3:29:25 PM] Michael Barbero: but i don''t mind any amount if you can send to her
[12/1/2013 3:29:33 PM] me: yes i am sure you will find out and some of your friends can help you
[12/1/2013 6:05:04 PM] Michael Barbero: Alright dear

Therefore, I would like to inform all of Skype users to take care of such fraud people who are lying to get money.

Hope my post can help somebody in some way.

Yours sincerly,


#217326 by Beccancer77 Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:24 pm
I have a tango application in my phone..and just this afternoon sept.1 2014 i got a notification from a certain michael barbero...and right away i google his name...and its exactly the same what he told me and what was written in google...but my question is;how could be a peacemaker us military could spend his time in such a holy nothing phone application?why he has to spend his time in tango rather than resolving the trouble in Afghanistan???..well im waiting for his next move ...and ill post his next conversation....
#217358 by AlanJones Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:03 am
^^^ Because the person you are talking to is not a US soldier, he is a dumb lazy Internet scammer in somewhere like West Africa or the Far East.

I would advise you to block him on the app and don't respond to him.

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.

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