Information on romance scams and scammers.
#209878 by popepeggy Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:53 pm
I was contacted last year by Sgt Garreth John Massingale, he said he didn't want any money and we talked for a while. he ask for money for a phone 500.00 and i sent it to him. He said he was a widow with a 17 year old son wo had lung cancer. he wanted an early leave to go home to be with is son. he wife had also died of cancer. I have a lot of pic but sadley i don't think they are of him. he said his birthday was 4/20/63 . I am sorry to say i fell for it hook line and sinker and todate i have sent him 7,000.00. now he wants 1620.00 more. I am not sending it and i know my chances of getting any back is null. he ask about my family even talking to my daughter and my ex.asked about my dogs and i thought he was reall sincere.please any info would help me as yes i am a widow and am 71 yrs olds. I still have some of our conversations and i know he has five web sites.thank you for any help will wait for you to tell me what to do. oh and he said he was in afganstan. thank you popepeggy
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#209883 by vonpaso xlura Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:18 pm
Please post the messages he sent and his websites; they'll help other victims recognize it, and we may be able to kill the websites. It is a scam; no one in the military needs anyone outside the military to pay for phones, leave, or travel.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#209884 by AlanJones Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:24 pm
Hello popepeggy,

I am sorry to hear that you are being scammed (and this is definitely what is happening). Legitimate soldiers do not need to beg money from strangers on the Internet to buy phones and the other reasons for needing money will also be false.

Please can you post the email addresses he uses (and some of the early emails he sent as these will be scripted) and also the websites that he gave you as these will probably be fake and can be reported. Also, if any of the money was sent to bank accounts, please post the details of those as well.

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#210914 by AlanJones Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:11 am
Scammer's details:

Garreth J Massingale - [email protected] - claims to be in E-8 unit in Kabul Afghanistan and to have a 17 year old son named Lewis Ramao.

Uses the email [email protected] as well

Couple of fake Facebook profiles - Garreth Mass - https://www.facebook.com/garreth.mass.1 & Garreth John Mass - https://www.facebook.com/garreth.johnmass.5

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#211023 by tazmanian Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:44 pm
Sorry but yes, you have been scammed and will never recover the money, so sorry to say. You can take heart you did discover the truth and can join us in warning others.
#211025 by popepeggy Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:30 pm
Thank you if there is anything i need to do please let me know will be glad to tell anyone you suggest about what I know.and will answer any questions that I can . if I can save just one person from doing what happen to me I will
#211394 by AlanJones Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:54 am
From Garreth Mass - [email protected]

Hello babe,how are you doing!i was online and you were not there..i was crying all day and it affect me a lot and I was taken to the dr,i told the dr I wanna talk to you and I explained everything to him,he told me if that what you want that I should continue praying to God to touch your heart and let you know how much I love and care for you..when you got back from church just buzz me so we can talk better..please babe don't go off me and remember how much I love you..kissses and hugs and I love the name XXX massingale..darling talk to me when you got back.


Talk to me on messinger when you got back.love you and pray for us darling wife

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#212372 by AlanJones Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:24 am
Fake document used by the scammer

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#217027 by AlanJones Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:40 am
From [email protected]

we received your mail and the paper work you fill concerning master sgt garreth massingale, you will get the money spent for his transit leave and also his money in the account you provided for us also will get his flight plans soon but we will have to send 2 escort along with him home due to his wedding preparation and for a security reasons.you will have to remit the sum of 3150$ for the escort and all money spent will be refunded.you will have to get back to us as soon as possible before the flight take off on XXX.


Thanks

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#217028 by AlanJones Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:44 am
"[email protected]" - [email protected]

Hello XXX,

We received your mail and here is the paper work you need to fill out and send it back to us.you will receive master Sgt garreth massingale money before he got to the airport.you will receive his flight details as soon as you send this back to us.All money will be refunded back.

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