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Romance Scam: Alvin Ryan, wife passed away, an engineer from UK, in shipping line, then pirates attack

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asked on Aug 5, 2013 at 09:57
by   Angel
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Conversation started July 22 6:48am
Alvin Ryan
Thanks for the little about yourself, now its my turn. I am from Italy and I lost my wife 4 years ago, No Kids and my both parents are gone..I have been single and alone since then. I think this is my time to move on. I can cook, clean, make my own bed well when I feel like it, Though all offers are welcome LOL. I am looking for a partner who doesn't mind sharing everything, the good times and the bad. Someone to watch a good movie with, for great conversation and see the world with. Good company and conversation essential. I have got a soft spot for intelligent and cute woman with opinions of their own; good looks are a bonus. Above all you must have a good sense of humor, Whilst I have my serious side, I tend to see the lighter and funnier side of life I love the beach, sailing, Love to go out to nice restaurants; am easy going, I could go anywhere at anytime and make it fun. I enjoy dancing to country music especially if I find a good companion to dance with, please note that you must laugh at all my jokes!! I consider myself a sincere man, very easy going, kindhearted, intelligent, hard working, loyal, understanding, creative woman that places spirituality as an important part of my life...LOL, honest and open. I can also be funny and I have a quick wit as well, I am a happy person, responsible, honest, considerate, caring,sincere, serious and have a good sense of humor. I am looking for a woman to possibly develop a relationship with. I am a Marine Engineer, I work with a Shipping Line here in the UK, I do enjoy my job though risky because we are always on the high sea. Am 50 years old, My birthday is 25/11/1962. I think this is all for now! Can you tell me more about yourself; your like and dislike? What are your hobbies? What do you do for a living? How old are you? Have a wonderful day ahead...Look forward to hear from you soon.
July 23 6:36pm
Alvin Ryan
I was so much excited to read your mail and thanks so much for taking your time to write me, I am confident you are in good health. Honestly there is so much I want to tell you and so many things I want to ask you, I don't know where to start, I am new at this on line relationship thing so please understand if I am a little awkward at it. I am writing this message to you not for the fun of it, but because I want you to take some time for yourself and read carefully. Let me start by saying that I thank God that we met, as you may have known, the fountain of any relationship must spring up in the mind. It is very important for me to express to you how much you really mean to me. I wish I could do this in person while gazing into your eyes, but since we are physically separated by miles of emptiness, this expression must come in the form of letters such as this. To me, you are first of all my friend and then...... something more greater in the near future.....God willing. To be honest with you, I am really short of words here, but one thing I do know is that I have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about through chat, mail or phone, and I have a heart; a heart that is aching to see your smile. I would like to use this opportunity to say...I am delighted to have met you. To tell you more about me, I am an honest, kindhearted, hardworking man who does need the support of a loving woman. Ideally, I am someone who is confident in what he want and who he is, We all face tough situations in our lives and we sometimes tend to be mislead by it. A lot of times we often tend to give up. In this life, I have chosen to give up numerous times but I am proud to say that I have also chosen to stay strong and be patient all these years..... which has now led to my finding you. He who seek happiness; they say, by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove. Your living is determined not so much by what life brings you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. This is the reason I have decided to move on in life in spite of my incalculable loss. Yes! Distance doesn't permit the action to be seen, rather words convey the feelings when distance hinders. No matter the distance that separates us now, I can assure you that this gap will be bridged as we really get to know each other, as the saying goes: "True Love and Friendship knows no boundaries and no distance; miles and obstacles means absolutely nothing in the face of love" Though miles may lie between us right now, we'll never be apart forever, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart and I can relocate for that special someone! Now that dishonesty and disbelieve seems to be taking over our souls these days, to know there are people like you makes all the problems look smaller. It’s great to be your friend and to be able to look into the future and see a mix of serenity and hope. This fairly recent friendship is something I consider to be sacred already. It makes me have faith again in some simple but fundamental human values which sometimes; for the lack of practice we swipe under the carpets of our memories and of our hearts. For me this new friendship is precious and that’s why I intend to keep it till the end of my days. I believe we can achieve that, because I have faith in you and I have more and more faith in life and in the future. Those who have a friend like you fear nothing, Always bear in mind that my affection and true friendship will be yours forever. Here are some of my pics and I do hope you will like them and do send me yours too if possible...My job will be taking me to Australia by tomorrow (Sailing for a month....) and we can still communicate on FB as I sail so we can get to know each other better! Have a wonderful day ahead! Look forward to hear from you soon
July 26 8:05am
Alvin Ryan
Thanks for the note and the compliment regards my photo, you look cute and gorgeous in your photos too.. We are sailing very smoothly and now in South Atlantic Ocean. Kind of you to share your past relationship with me and I am glad that you are ready to move on, loneliness is not what we need at this stage in life. My wife was a beautiful, Intelligent, caring, humorous, romantic and my soul mate. She passed away much too young and my heart was broken for years, time does heal a broken heart but I will never forget her. I did have a relationship with a stylish cute woman a few years after my Wife's death, She was a good friend and companion to me but my heartstrings were not tugged as much as I may have wanted. That being said am new to this online relationship and am ready to meet a very special woman who can pull on my heartstrings and make my heart skip a beat every time I see her. I do think an individual can love more than once and feel all the emotions that love can bring. I feel that I am ready to move on with that special someone and hopefully we will meet sometime soon. There is nothing better than to share the joys and even sorrows of life with a partner who can love you and be loved in return. You like exploring new places, which other country have you been to ? I have been to Greece, Ireland and tour Italy many times. I attend church regularly on Sundays if am around. Do you go to church at all? How do you always spend your day and what do you do with your free time? Wish you a wonderful week end. Look forward to hear from you soon.
Hugs and Kisses
Monday 7:22pm
Alvin Ryan
Its so wonderful to hear from you, hope you are having a good time. How is your daughter in-law and hope she deliver safely! If today a smile should appear on your face, it's because at this very minute, I am thinking of you and I am smiling too. I do not know how to express the conflicting emotions that have surged like a storm through my heart after reading your email. My heart has been illuminated by the radiance of your smile and constantly keeps beating as long as your mine. I can’t explain this feeling I must be dreaming or simply touched by an angel. Ever since I started communicating with you I do wake up every morning with a smile on my face hoping that one day you ll be right by my side and in my heart forever. You’ve changed my world in the blink of an eye. I am here with open arms where you will some day finally arrive..LOL....I like to be 100% well dressed and looked great as an Italian man. It has been so long since a woman has captured my attention so fully or made my heart beat the way it did. Anyway we will have to take it one day at a time. Have a wonderful day ahead, look forward to hear from you soon.
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Ronan Keating - If Tomorrow Never Comes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4kzGhDEURA
Music video by Ronan Keating performing If Tomorrow Never Comes. (C) 2002 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Friday 5:57am
Alvin Ryan
Hello my Angel, how are you today, I hope you are fine? Please I need your prayers.We are now at the Labuan Island close to Malaysia and our ship have develop a major fault and we are now moving at a very slow pace. Please Pray for me and the crew members that nothing happen to us. I love you.
My note to him:
Nothing can happen to you without God's permission. Your circumstances may seem out of control, but God is in complete control.
Friday 9:30am
Alvin Ryan
My Dearest, I have been trying to get across to you since and I am still trying to get access to internet since I sent my last message, our communication systems has a transmission problem, I want to thank you so much for your love and concern you have shown at this time. I thank God everyday for bringing us together as one family. My darling whatever situation I found myself I always give glory to God. The situation here is getting worse and we've done all we could to put the brain box of the ship in order but to no avail and beside we just received information from the Signal unit that there are some sea pirates blocking the sea. They are about 312 KM away from us and the nearest place for this Ship to anchor is an Island somewhere in South Asia. As it is now, we are no longer safe because we are all terrified and afraid of the Sea pirates attack because the ship is moving at a very slow pace now. Our captain has called for a rescue team to help convey the nu-insured goods in the ship but we are yet to get a response from our headquarters.

Our captain here in the Ship has equally announced that all crew members should offload their personal properties for any other means of transportation as the Ship will dock in a safe Island for someday until it's safe for us to continue sailing. Honey my problem now is my money (£450,000) British pounds (Four Hundred and Fifty thousand pounds) which I kept in my cabin safe box and my vital contract document, I do not want it stolen from me in the event of any attack. My plan was to use this money to buy Metal oil barrel from Australia and supply to the company in Mexico I already had contract agreement with. Honey, as the Director of Operation in this Ship, it’s not possible for me to leave the ship because I have to take care of this ship until all GOODS/PRODUCT is completely discharged
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answered on Oct 19, 2014 at 00:23
by   chalyn
Dear Chalyn,

I was so excited when I open my PC to receive your mail. How are you? I guess you are doing fine.

I will like to tell you more about myself but where do I start from okay. My name is Johannes Viljoen Jacobus. I am from Lisburn Ireland. I am an Engineer by profession. I had my degree at the Oxford university. I work with M.S.C shipping company Ltd here in the U.K. I have been with the company for 13 years as the director of operations.

I am the only child of my late parents Professor and Dr. Mrs David Jacobus of the blessed memory. I was married before, but lost my wife in a car wreck five years ago. May her soul rest in peace. I have one daughter, Her name is Benedicta and she is ten years old now. I want to spend the rest of my life with someone who is friendly, honest, caring, trustworthy and God loving. I find very much peace and tranquillity here.

I`m 5`11" 190 bls with a athletic build , mentally stable, physically fit, a bunch of laughs, warm, caring, honest, a good listener, God Fearing, and a positive person.I am real easy person to talk to and a loving and outgoing father. I enjoy playing sax which i do often at my leisure time. I like going to the movies, or watching movies in my room or Cabin, I like swimming, listening to music and dance to any kind of music, sailing, going bowling and also a good cook. I am a family oriented person, love children and there is more, but it would be better for you to find some things out for yourself.

It is very important for me to build a life of stability, security, and opportunity for the special person I hope to share my thoughts, feelings, experiences, dreams and fantasies with, and to offer the best opportunities for any kid that might be included in my life, both mine and that special person children, and that is my focus at this time and I also do enjoy my job though risky because we are always on the high sea.

I am really interested in wanting to know about what makes you the special person you are today, I want to know more about your family, your background, your life experiences, past relationships, your goals and dreams, your interests, and anything else you want to tell me. I even want to learn about the secrets you very rarely share with someone!. So come on and share it all with me, as I am not here to talk to you about general things such as partying, the weather, sports, e.t.c. I want to learn about you and what makes up your heart and soul, as the friendship I want to build with you I want it to be like no other you have ever shared in or experienced. This friendship I want to build with you will be filled with substance, quality, spirituality, love, faithfulness and potential. Hope i didn't write much of a novel.............lol.

Hope to hear from you soon. Until then have a pleasant day.

Jahannes.
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answered on Oct 19, 2014 at 00:27
by   chalyn
Dearest Chalyn,

Sorry am only responding now. You know being a father, mother and at the same time combine with my job takes a lot of my time. I feel so happy and excited reading your mail. How are you today, i guess you are doing great? Thanks for your compliment and responds to my email. I believe in personal relations between a man and a woman the most important is a love and a reciprocity.

Dear, I am confident you are in good health. Honestly, there is so much I want to tell you and so many things I want to ask you, I don't know where to start. I am new at this online dating thing so please understand if I am a little awkward at it. I am writing this message to you not for the fun of it, but because I want you to take some time for yourself and read carefully. Let me start by saying that I thank God since I met you. As you may have known, the fountain of any relationship must spring up in the mind. It is very important for me to express to you how much you really mean to me. I wish I could do this in person while gazing into your eyes, but since we are physically separated by miles of emptiness, this expression must come in the form of letters such as this.

To me, you are first of all my friend and then...... something more greater in the near future..... God willing. To be honest with you, I am really short of words here, but one thing I do know is that I have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about through chat, mail or phone, and I have a heart; a heart that is aching to see your smile. I would like to use this opportunity to say...I am delighted to have met you. I think if you like a person it doesn't matter what nationality he/she is, but of course there is some difference in world outlook. It's very nice to have a friend whose lifestyle, culture and origin is so different from mine. I believe that cultures are different, and can never be judged, so are people.

To tell you more about me, I have blue eyes. My life always consisted of work, home chores, my daughter then all over again the next day! I am grateful for health and strength, but I also want to be happy with someone in the latter years. That "GREAT LOVE" has always been missing in my life, until now. I am honest, kindhearted, hardworking man who does need the support of a loving woman. Ideally, l am someone who is confident in what he want and who he is. We all face tough situations in our lives and we sometimes tend to be mislead by it. A lot of times we often tend to give up. In this life, I have chosen to give up numerous times but I am proud to say that I have also chosen to stay strong and be patient all these years..... which has now led to my finding you. He who seek happiness; they say, by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove. Your living is determined not so much by what life brings you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. This is the reason I have decided to move on in life in spite of my incalculable loss.

Yes! Distance doesn't permit the action to be seen, rather, words convey the feelings when distance hinders. No matter the distance that separates us now, I can assure you that this gap will be bridged as we really get to know each other. As the saying goes: "True Love and Friendship knows no boundaries and no distance; miles and obstacles mean absolutely nothing in the face of love" Though miles may lie between us right now, we'll never be apart forever, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart.

Now that dishonesty and disbelieve seems to be taking over our souls these days, to know there are people like you makes all the problems look smaller. It’s great to be your friend and to be able to look into the future and see a mix of serenity and hope. This fairly recent friendship is something I consider to be sacred already. It makes me have faith again in some simple but fundamental human values which sometimes; for the lack of practice, we swipe under the carpets of our memories and of our hearts. For me, this new friendship is precious and that’s why I intend to keep it till the end of my days. I believe we can achieve that, because I have faith in you and I have more and more faith in life and in the future. Those who have a friend like you fear nothing. Always bear in mind that my affection and true friendship will be yours forever.

My job will be taking me to Australia by tomorrow, sailing for one month....and I will really like us to chat before I go. Here is my direct contact number 00447031800698 and i will love if you will send me your pics and contact phone number so i can call you. Attached are my pics, i hope you will like it.

Hug and sweet kisses Sincerely, Johannes.

PS. I want to learn more about you. What are your dreams and aspiration? What are your hobbies? Do you drink and smoke? What is your weight and height? How do you spend an ordinary day? What makes you laugh? What makes you cry? What is the colour of your eye and hair. What is your favourite colour, food and relaxation spot.
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answered on Oct 19, 2014 at 00:33
by   chalyn
edited May 25, 2016 at 22:51
 
My Dearest Chalyn,

Thank you so much for taking your time to write me in spite of your busy schedule, content of mail well understood and noted. Sorry for my late responds to your mail, you know my job which is very demanding takes lot of my time, so I do not always have the free time needed to respond to your email on time or write you everyday and even now that I am on board sailing, sometimes I may be completely exhausted after each duty and we also sometimes experience bad network signal. So, take note of this in case of delay in my subsequent reply. But, I will always make sure I respond earlier.

I sent you my contact phone number and asked you to call me or send me yours for me to call you. I wanted us to chat and if possible see each other via webcam before I go on board sailing, but you didn't call neither did you send yours for me to call you. Please, do send me your phone number, I can still make calls while on board sailing.

Dear, I don't know how to approach this with you online, I have been fighting a battle within myself, my heart says I should tell you how I feel, but my head tells me not to be stupid that it would just cause damage to our friendship and that you wouldn't be interested. I wish that you were here or that I were there, or that we were together anywhere. How I wish I could be there with you, but distance has kept us apart. Apart physically, but in spirit, you are always in my heart. Friendship which has been tested by distance and obstacles, and has passed......that is true friendship. The test of true friendship is not when we are together. It comes when we are not together and realize that despite the distance, thoughts and feelings are still there. I just wish you could see how much you mean to me. God has reason for allowing things to happen. Those who thank God even in every situation turn burden into blessings.

My Dear, everyday I wake up thanking God for us. Because what started out as a internet contact between us has now turned into a strong bond between two friends who have now discovered the true meaning of friendship the natural way. To me, it is like time is purposely bending and stretching itself out so that it can play its part; in making us feel the joy of what it is to be real friends. All I know now, is that throughout this past few days, I have learned a lot from this friendship of ours and I have seen what it is like to give yourself completely to the other person when you're so far apart. The most important thing I have learnt, among many more things, is to trust and to be sincere to you.

From the day I came across your profile, I knew that you would turn out to be a good friend and you have more than proved that. Whenever you think of me, please know that no matter how many miles separate us or how much of our lives comes between us, you are and always will be the the true friend I desired all this years. I thank God for giving me the privilege to meet you. Though the miles separate us, the bond we have is far stronger. You are the very one I have spent all these few years looking for. And now that I have found you.....no distance can separate us. For now, I am contented with the progress we've made and I assure you that with time..our communication rate will improve. Thanks for making my life so much more meaningful and giving me a reason to live again.

About my country Ireland, I guess you must have had a lot about it? I was born in Lisburn and left only when I was 6 after the death of my father... Ireland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Half the size of Arkansas, it occupies the entire island except for the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. Historically, in the those days, Ireland was inhabited by Picts in the north and a people called the Erainn in the south. Around the 4th century B.C. red-haired Celts arrived from Galicia. They subdued and assimilated the inhabitants and established a Gaelic civilization. By the beginning of the Christian Era, Ireland was divided into five kingdoms—Ulster, Connacht, Leinster, Meath, and Munster. Saint Patrick introduced Christianity in 432, and the country developed into a center of Gaelic and Latin learning. Irish monasteries, the equivalent of universities, attracted intellectuals as well as the pious and sent out missionaries to many parts of Europe and, some believe, to North America. Today, the greatest achievement of my people is in the area of missionary work all over the world. Naturally, our major language is English and Irish and we are understandably... a peace loving people.

I would have love to continue but I feel tired and we have sailed out, now my eyes are heavy with sleep. Take care and always remember me and the crew members in your prayers. Attached is a presentation of England, I hope you will like it.

Hug and kisses, Johannes.

P.S Don't forget to send me your pics and contact phone number on your next
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answered on Oct 29, 2014 at 07:05
by   Tasida
edited May 25, 2016 at 22:16
 
I have received the same emails which you reported for Alvin Ryan. His name is Bindo Paul, and he wrote me on Facebook. I think his photo is fake, I don't know whom he has stolen it. I couldn't find it in Google. When you are his FB friend, you can't see anything except his photo and that he is from Milano and he lives in Manchester United kingdom. You can not see his friends or anything else. When I asked what he has to hide, he got angry. I think in someday he would write the last email from Alvin Ryan this one that he needs money. But I blocked him now.
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answered on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:11
by   sassy cat
edited Dec 20, 2016 at 08:48
 
I think a guy who once used the name David Jimmy is at it again. I remember those lines.
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answered on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:53
by   mimi
edited Dec 20, 2016 at 08:49
 
Ha ha ha, I got number phone 0044 752 6048 993, and his wife dead in fire, and other words are similar. The stupid man name is David Anderson now.
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answered on Apr 25, 2015 at 23:59
by   Bella
I have recieved the same letters. He is in Malaysia if this is real. Have you a photo of him? What can we do to convict him?
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answered on Nov 10, 2016 at 00:14
by   Liana
edited Dec 20, 2016 at 08:57
 
I have had the same emails. He is using the name Scott Cleaver Delaurentis, business is website seven steps empire, widowed with a daughter, Italian father, Irish mother. He told me that he lived in Brisbane, Australia and was in Scotland on business and there was an accident on his work site that people had been killed and that he needed to pay compensation to the families of the people who died. I have many photos of a gorgeous man I talked to him via email then WhatsApp messenger. Has voice calls. He has an accent he did sound Italian. I have seen his emails on scam websites going back to 2005. I met him on zoosk.com. He is a true scammer. He started of very nice but gets angry when confronted. I have seen him also use the name Angelo Aldo.
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answered on Nov 10, 2016 at 00:40
by   Liana
edited Dec 20, 2016 at 09:14
 
He also told me his business is based in Germany, Malaysia and the US. I met him on zoosk.com in August 2016 and finally finished with him the 7th November. I think he had other women at the same time.

One day, I talked to him on WhatsApp and he said he was falling asleep. The conversation stopped but his WhatsApp showed me he was online most of the day. His net would always conveniently drop out. I don't know if this was true. Sometimes we would be in the middle of a conversation then his net would "drop out". Sometimes it would be 6 hours or longer then I would hear back from him.

He also gave me his mother's email address. I emailed her but I know it was him. His email address is Scleaver02@outlook.com. I have 2 phone numbers, first is an Italian number +39 351 141 0169, second number is UK number. I actually put this number into Google it came up as a scam number +44 7984055052. I have tried calling both numbers. They both go straight to voice mail. The Italian number, I am able to text, I got a delivery report. The UK number, I don't. I have a different number for the UK for him because he told me his phone died and he bought a new one. The number he gave me didn't work. I rang it and it dialed then cuts off.

He is a scumbag and I have told him so I have also reported him to the police and I contacted zoosk.com. Told them his user name which was smiles from the heart and sent a photo he had on his profile. Zoosk.com are investigating if anyone else meets him. I suggest that you do the same thing. Shut him down. I found out from the police he is Nigerian. He also claims to be a born Christian. He sent me a link for Youtube for Emmanule TV. When I clicked the link, its a Nigerian Christian Channel. I sort of knew myself then that he's Nigerian.

He made promises to come to meet me. Even sent me his itinerary. The night I was supposed to pick him up from the airport, I received an email titled "delayed". He always has excuses for everything. He's been doing this for a long time. He's definitely a pro. I fell in love with him. His photos were of a gorgeous man. One with his supposed mother, 2 with his daughter Joy, some with friends, others by himself.

I Googled his email, I want to grow old with you, I want to have this crazy love forever, found it on many websites. I really loved the email when I received that one I thought, wow this guy is really serious. We talked about marriage even having children. He told me his home town was Bari, Italy. His mother lives there with his daughter. He told me he has a house in Paris and one in Knightsbridge. He met his late wife and best friend in Paris. She was a fashion model who he met in a funny way. He uses similar stories with each person. OMG! He even used a story about being on a ship and pirates, I read somewhere. Report this scumbag to the police and the website you met him. He is only after one thing money. He has no conscience. He doesn't care about anyone but himself!
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answered on Nov 10, 2016 at 00:41
by   Liana
edited Dec 20, 2016 at 08:58
 
I have posted photos he used with me on www.romancescams.com under the name Scott Cleaver Delaurentis.
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