Romance Fraud Scam: Paul Wilson a.k.a Thomas Johnson

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asked on Oct 1, 2013 at 07:40
edited on May 25, 2016 at 21:03
Hi Redrose,

It's me again from Date in Asia; It was really good to receive email from you. I am doing well here, everything is great. My life is awesome and my job is beautiful, having understanding friends who keep me going. How about you? Hopefully everything is just fine and happening the way what you expected them to be.
You really look nice, just what I'm looking for! How about we get to know each other a bit better and see what will happen. I want to tell you about my fate when feeling are so powerful it’s as if some force beyond my control is guiding me to someone who can make me happy beyond my wildest dreams.
You may want to tell me some more about yourself in the area of religion, and what you will like to get out of this friendship assuming it grows positively... well about me,
To start about myself, I am Thomas Johnson, going to be 43 this year, living and working in England. My father is late and Mum is in UK, born as British with Australian character. I am working as a mining Engineer in shell here in London. I have work for years. Being a single person, working so much without having much time for myself most of my time spent in offshore and I just enjoy it though it’s very tiring. I love to chill out with my friends during weekends, go to mall, watching football and once a month I will going to my Mum’s house in Bolton to visit her and take my nieces and nephews for outing.
I am a Man who is hilariously funny, understanding, energetic, spontaneous and stone headed but very soft hearted. I also a man with very strong principle and always try to take my religion along with me, wherever I go, whenever it is and with whoever I am. I respect different religion exist in this world because they hold similar teachings which brings peace to everyone and makes you a better man. It sounds a little boring…well that’s how I am when it comes into serious matter. I will tell you more about me as soon as you tell me a bit about you.
Finally, I will wait for life time for your response and please do not hurry to write me because I know we all lead a busy life, so please take your time and write me when you have the chance to do so.

I saw your profile and you look cool, yes I like you and i think you understand what I mean? Can you send me your different photos for me to see you well?

Thinking of you,
Email Received Sept. 4, 2013:

Hi Marie

I could guess you are doing absolutely great today; I am so glad that we are moving ahead to know each other, as to know if we can find the chemistry between us then we can decide.
On like me, am just single here, I have no girlfriend for now, my Mom is still living, I have just a sister who is married, she lives in US with her husband and 1 kid, I do not smoke, I drink once in a while but just little, I don’t do drugs, I would like to tell you a lot more about myself, this is just an icebreaker for us to move further.
Friendship is defined as a person whom one knows, likes and trusts in the English language dictionary. Though the word friendship hold much deeper meaning to it. The dictionary meaning does not emphasize on the laughter that fills the air when two friends are together and happy or the support that one can get from a friend, actually I thought it wise to write you because you profile really interest me.
One thing I would like to seek from you is HONEST, I want us to be honest to each other in everything we do, of course you would agree with me that honest is the key to a good and lasting relationship, without truth we cannot move forward. I believe in co-operate existence in my relationship which I believe is the best for a matured relationship. I believe love to be the power that can bring two together from a far or near and I hope you will get hold of this point as I do too.
So now, how are the people in your country? I learnt a lot of foreigners go there always for Vacation and investment? It has been a long time I have interest to invest out from my country such as to buy house and some other things! Well I will love to know more about the tourist places in your country. I have to stop here hoping to hear from you soon. I will be happy if you provide me your contact cell phone number for easy communication.
Take your time and write to me, I will be highly honored to read your massages OK
Here is my cell phone number:  +442032867249

Yours in London,
Email Received September 16, 2013:

MY Dear 

I really appreciate your interest in our welfare and your time to write me. However, I love to read your mail and found meaning in it, I felt honored having you in my life and my instinct tells me you are that special one that could bring memories to me.

Even though I never had any such relationship with you before, but this is one that gives me huge interest and I really want to go into it with you.

Relationship is all about understanding in every aspect of life which is acceptable in human society. I'm thrilled about you and your personality. In my heart, I truly love to build a good relationship that could shape our future life and will show all cares to you

Darling I hope your family members are not going to be hurt hearing that you are going to be with a foreigner soon. I only dreaming of a very simple dream to find somebody who will love me as the way I do.... well you never can tell what the future holds for us ... OK? But I promise to make your life happier if you allow me to take care and help you OK? I need more attention and your effort to keep the ball rolling.
O sees true and sincere affection without any feeling of pretense ...then I will.

Have a pleasant day

Yours in London
Email Received September 21, 2013:

Hi my sweetheart,

How are you? Hope u fine and always be in a good condition every time. Darling I was very in love with you and never felt this way before you are like a pearl that shining in the sea and now you shining in my heart like a worthy pearl. Honey you are poisoning my mind and I can’t stop thinking about you my love you always be in my mind everywhere every-time my sweet angel.

I miss you, I really do. Even though I cannot see you here now, am with you at every moment, yet still I miss you there you are. And when you think about it, how could you possibly miss someone constantly in your thoughts, in your dreams in your fantasies? I guess I still can't believe that you're here with me now at this moment in my imagination ... God I'm blushing!

There are no words that can possibly explain how I feel right now, because in fact, I've never felt this before ... sounds so cliche doesn't it? But that's a fact that I can never hide just like the blush on my cheeks ... always visible manifestations of the love I feel inside.

I don't know if you'll read this; it doesn't really matter though, you're mine and that's what counts.

Love always,
Email Received September 23, 2013:

My Darling,

Sorry for late reply, it has been very hectic last 3 weeks for me.....I traveled to USA for company trip and it came up unexpectedly. I appreciate all your concern towards me.

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 holding you in my arms and 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.

Dear, I know it is difficult for you, as it is for me, to be separated for so long. Life seems to be full of trials of this type which test our inner strength, and more importantly, our devotion and love for one another. After all, it is said that "True Love" is boundless and immeasurable and overcomes all forms of adversity. In truth, if it is genuine, it will grow stronger with each assault upon its existence. The longer I am away from you, the greater is my yearning to be with you. You are my Charming princess, and I am your devoted prince. I cherish any thought of you, prize any memory of you that rises from the depths of my mind, and live for the day when our physical separation will no longer be. Until that moment arrives,

I want to have your full name, Phone number, office or house address  to send you flower and necklace that I bought for you from United State, Just to show you how sincere and pure my heart is towards becoming your friend, I know that ladies most times do not really agree with the idea of the collecting gift item early in a relationship in order to make sure that their stand in the relationship is not mistaken for DEPENDENCY... but that is not with me ok? I really want to make you have memorable feelings in your heart about meeting me.

I send to you across the miles, my tender love, my warm embrace, and my most passionate kiss.

With Love
Email Received September 30, 2013:

Hi Darling!

I bought my ticket and confirmed my flight to Venezuela late so I was busy running around to make my journey and also send the parcel that I promised.

I have sent the parcel containing Perfumes, a Diamond ring and necklace with a rose flower, HP Laptop, Canon Camera, iPhone, and the sum of 9,500 British pounds sealed in the same pack to enable you settle some of your daily needs and to take good care of yourself, I can imagine how hard you could be working just alone to make a better life. Just accept this token from my heart.

Since there was no time to contact you any longer for your bank account details to do a bank transaction I had no option than to sealed the money in the same pack with the Perfumes, a Diamond ring and necklace with a rose flower, HP Laptop, Canon Camera, iPhone as promised.

I sent it to your name and address you gave me from my inquiry the pack will arrive to its destination 2 to 3 day’s time.

Name: Linkage Cargo
Tracking Number:  900069001

Go to the company website and tracking it through online tracking to know when the parcel will arrive to your country.

Please let me know when you receive the pack.

Dear you know my heart is open for you .This short moment we have met and chatted together has been an elevation in my life so I willingly decide to share with you. I will always be there for you. I have to go in a hurry now. Just few minutes away to departure I will contact you when I arrive. Or you can contact me with this numbers

CALL ONLY +442032867249
SMS ONLY +447935552024

I love you,
I never thought this guy is a scammer. I was really shock when I searched for more destination areas about the Cargo sites and this guys name appeared, same emails sent to different people! I am so grateful to all the people who posted comments about this person.

NOTE: This guy is using different PHOTO on different dating sites.

I look forward this guy will be caught.
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answered on May 7, 2012 at 23:11
edited Jun 2, 2016 at 13:19
This is a professional scam, they want to fool me with love technology, but I soon found out the job. I hope everyone in the world knows this to help people not be fooled. Thank you.

People involved:
1. Ms. Rizza Reyes - Secretary in United-Logistic Services base in Malaysia (Filipina). Tel no: +6014663267
2. Mahmud Hassan - Financial officer where we send the money worth 950USD
3. Liaison officer with out name. Tel no: +60169570357
3. William A. Philip - a seaman who sent the parcel from Manchester, UK. Tel no: +447031803850 and +447729911068

Please beware of these people and help to stop the illegal things.


Paul Smith -

Mon May 02, 2011 1:46 pm
Paul S
Basic Info: 41, Male, Wales, United Kingdom

Am Paul Smith From Scotland Dundee city. I will so much appreciate it if you are mine and mine only.

Never in my wildest dreams did i eve believe this would happen,I never expected to fall so deeply in love so fas.It all started yesterday with your email to me,call ,me or give me your number i will call we need to speak!I was online trying to catch up with you +447031833758

Message: MALAYSIA  

From: Paul Smith <>

How are you been doing? Thanks once again for your mail, I understand your skepticism regarding to your question about my self. My full name is PAUL SMITH originally from SCOTLAND, I have integrity. I do what is ethically right and good. Whatever life puts before me will be useful experience that will make me stronger, wiser, and more tolerant. I am strong enough to understand and make allowances for other people's weaknesses, and their behavior towards me. Other people's behavior is about them, not me. I focus on the joy of living my life and helping others where and when I can. I am what I eat and drink, so I eat and drink good things. I am what I watch and play and listen, so I watch and play and listen to good positive things.

My father died in the Army Air Corps shortly when I was twenty years old. My mother and I lived for two years with her parents, my wonderful grandparents. My grandfather was a storyteller, writer, and radio producer. I still find his imagination and creativity an inspiration. My mother and I spent the rest of my childhood in Detroit where I attended St. Suzanne grade school and Catholic Central High. I graduated from the Oxford University with a degree in engineer and currently working as Marine engineer in the submarine section.

I have only one sister, she graduated from Purdue with a Ph.D. in child development and joined the faculty at Texas Tech University where she taught preschool and eventually served as Director of their Child Development Center. For the last 3 years, she has been a parent educator with the Kansas State Research and Extension service and a professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. Her husband, son, and daughter, each in their own way, have inspired me by their courage. We have been spending the rest of our lives together. I am 39 going to 40. I ever marry b4 and I have 1 child.
Sun Jun 12, 2011

From: Paul Smith <

Have sent the gift.


How are you doing, hope fine. Well I intend to give you a surprise visit there in UAE, but an emergency erupted for me. I am among a team of Marine Engineers sent to go into the high sea and recover a wrecked Submarine for my country. The things that is inside the leather bag, bra, panties, gold watch, necklace, bag, cloth, shoes, perfume, some of my frame picture e.t.c.
Invitation letter with sponsorship letter
One Laptop Computer.

I opened the battery cage and put in ten thousand British pounds (GBP20,000.00 for the motor bike) please use this money for the purpose which I send it for. As I am going into the high sea I would not be able to access the internet only calls, so when you get this parcel do call me with this my roamed number (+447031833758 or +447031826588) I will send this gifts as a parcel I have forwarded you information to them, they will contact you when they arrive at UAE.

Loving you always,
Paul Smith

This is the tracking information, you can track it to know where and when it will reach to your country.
I was also a victim of this guy... You guys out there be careful. He will send you sweet messages like this. He will make a drama hat he sent parcel to you and then stock in the custom and he has scammer partners who will call you to pay as soon as possible with such amount in order to release the shipment and deliver to your house door to door.

Watch out this guy he has many partners in Malaysia. You can check him in ( Paul Smith the same profile photos mentioned the previous post. Beware of this guy. He is a scammer.

Sat Jul 02, 2011

Male 41 Malaysia
Am simple, sincere, I like to help people grow, spiritually and financially, I do not drink, smoke and play around. I like to swim, play chess game, watch football, read books, discover new things, travel for sight seen. My dream is to see peace in the world, break help to the needy and to the less privileged, help the motherless kids to grow academically.

paulreal says: here is my email,you can send it to my email box,
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answered on Mar 11, 2013 at 20:38
edited Dec 26, 2018 at 17:58
Surprisingly he's using the same messages on me but with a different name, Paul Wilson. I got suspicious when I was asked to send money to rescue "my parcel". I was brave enough to send him none. He has two of my pictures and we apparently met on AfroIntro.
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answered on May 23, 2014 at 05:34
edited Jun 2, 2016 at 13:27
I know some one from the dating site as well. He declare that he is from UK.  After chatting for 3 days and we know each others better and I share to him my life frustration. And he will always insist me to think positive.  That the thinking he culture me, what can I said thank you to him.  And he mentioned to me that don't ever let anyone know of our relationship until he come to Malaysia and meet me up and surprise everyone.  And talking about our future of getting marry (maybe by end this year).

He then told me he will send me a parcel after 3 days we chat (set of necklace gold, 2 perfume, jewelries box, apple phone, 2 perfumes, 1 gold wrist watch, apple laptop, 1 brown envelope) to show the appreciation of our love (with the photo of proper consignment note and packaging). Which I never ask for anything but I been told that I not respect him. 

And from the day he said that he is going to send out the parcel, he is keep reminding me on the arrival date and which airline he is using. And he is in the urgent project need to fly to Europe for 4 months.

Two (2) day later, a local hand phone number call and SMS me up to inform on the arrival. The request for me to pay up the custom duty for the goods he send.  But I question that why gift also have to pay.  Then the lady just explain that is the custom regulation.  I pay an amount of 10% of the total worth goods declare.  And the ladies said the goods will send to me by 6 pm on the same day.  As I call him up, he told me please pay soonest possible as he want me to get the parcel fast.

After 1 1/2 hours later, the lady called and told me that the goods not able to send out as the custom found huge pound sterling currency in the parcel.  And I requested to bank in 5% of the amount found in order to get everything done so I can get the parcel fast. I call him up telling that I not able to make the payment as I am having tied cash flow.  He even willing to share 1/2 of the amount and transfer thru western union to the clearance agent's (but no prove to show).  And the ladies declare that I just need to pay the balance after deduct his amount.

Lucky god make my mind clear and I found the sharing on this website.  I actually wondering why he send me huge amount of money in the parcel at the beginning which I never ask.  Come back to the story, I am not materialistic and I don't wish to get the parcel due to it's contain monies.

And he confirm with me that whether I am not going to pay the balance.  I told him, if he want the money I will just transfer to his accounts.  As I appreciate the 1 week moments that we share together.  Sometimes we must also must feel thankful that this SPAM can be our temporary cure for the pain that we are carrying.  The are also a service provider.

This is my sharing to every ladies and men out there.
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answered on Oct 22, 2014 at 00:23
edited May 25, 2016 at 22:36
Be careful with John Martin, Britain and Mrs. Liezel from Malaysia.

John Martin, a British, whom I met in Facebook (FB) and he told me that he sent me valuable items in the package. He gave me the reference number of the courier and then some girl from Malaysia, named Mrs. Liezel, asked me for money. All in all, I sent 5000 Euro. They are scammers. Another one is Mohammed Ali. He is scammer too and then a certain Josephine Pana. They are scammers too.

Beware for all the British men that you met in Facebook. They are all scammers!
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answered on Oct 22, 2014 at 00:29
edited May 25, 2016 at 22:28
John Martin.. His name used in Facebook, On Call BOA from Birmingham, UK. Be careful. I have met him in Facebook (FB) and he told me that he sent me parcel containing valuable gifts and cash. He has a connection to the scammer in Malaysia, named Mrs. Liezel.

Their phone number is Mrs. Liezel  60 143208736

John Martin  447934279803  447924008599  447563010483  44754472078

Josephine Monteron Pana 60 1126371042

Be careful with these person... They are scammers!
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answered on Oct 31, 2014 at 21:04
edited May 25, 2016 at 21:57
Parcel sent from UK to South Africa. Contains laptop, diamond ring, jewellery, cellphones, clothes, shoes, and undeclared cash. Customs (strange accent) wanted me to pay ZAR11,000 (I think foolishly, I did, and was the only money I own) to release the parcel, which they found contained 10,000 undeclared dollars, of which I must pay a fee to release the parcel. Then, they found another 30,000 pounds (British), and they want now ZAR46,000 to release that, otherwise they are threatening me with jail!

I have the airway bill number, senders address. I do not have the balance they are asking, so they happily said I can sell my car to pay for it (giving me 2 days to do that!). I have finally got the e-mail of the person who has called me constantly, supposedly from customs. They have not communicated any paperwork to me, and became angry that I asked for that, as well as a e-mail address.

Under what Section Act can they charge me, as recipient, if this is not a scam? How do I know it is real? The sender is so worried, as he does not want it confiscated, and it was basically, according to him, almost all he had, to give to me, as a gift, and to set myself up a small business. Where do I go from here? I need answers so quickly!
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answered on Apr 8, 2015 at 08:09
edited May 25, 2016 at 21:09
I'm just here because I was interested in romance scams ever since someone tried to scam me last year. So I have been on a lot of scam sites just reading until I came across this thread. What caught my eye was the phone numbers posted.

This guy now goes by the name of Chris Harris, Allen J Ackerman, Kevin M, Kevin W and a lot more other profiles. But always the same numbers which are ID spoofing numbers (ghost numbers) they can call you but if you call them, they will never answer your call.

Just for your info, anyone who says they work for Petronas or she'll or any kind of engineer from UK is a whole lot of crap as majority of them are scammers, so please be aware.

They will always come up with crisis regarding being hospitalised, robbed, inheritance still haven't settled and not enough funds to do so and so on and so on... Lately these are the most biggest scams going on around here in Malaysia.

Please trace their email header address to see where their emails really come from... If someone tells you that IMF won't release his funds until the levy is paid is crap too. IMF is only for usage of government loans among countries and not individuals okay.

It's hard not to believe your friend could be a scammer so please trace any emails that is first sent just to be careful. Right here I have collected some scammers names and emails and phone numbers too. I hope it helps anyone here who needs to know.

Brendon' Hassan, Brendon Heyward (+447452206361, +60146284720)
Wilson Patrick (+15033954214)
Desmond Felix (+447821416767, +447999594642)
Anthony lister (+447024019750,+60163029312)
Steve Morris, Steve M (+447537162549,+447802333132,+60163940035)

These are some of the information I would like to share here for anyone who needs it.

I hope that with knowledge like this. The scammers would eventually stop scamming lonely women.
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answered on Apr 25, 2015 at 23:42
edited May 25, 2016 at 21:12
He sent me the same letter, he is very charming. Do you have his phone number? Do you have his name for a match? Do you have his photo? Please help that we can identify and stop him.
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answered on May 2, 2015 at 17:19
edited Dec 13, 2016 at 10:24
My sister has a chatmate and his name is Scott Williams. We are from Philippines. And per reading to the previous posted. This guy is really good in terms of communicating. I think that should be his skills. And everything he said to my sister is really shocking me.

This guy is crazy! He just copy paste everything he sends.
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answered on Jul 13, 2015 at 18:13
edited Dec 13, 2016 at 10:17
I am one of the victim for this in 2013, and I lost nearly RM75,000 paying all these scammers in 3 times. All of them are from Nigeria, that's why they can have a lot of moneys in Malaysia and they survive here by doing all these scams... they can use all kind of numbers from any other different countries as they want, and it's free for them to call us with a special apps on their phone, that's why they will forever tell you that they can't make video calls, or webcam with you it is because they are not the person you though.

I have learned a lesson from there. There is no free lunch in this world and stay alert all times.
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