I am quite good now finding out about scammers but this one almost got me. He has many different photos (all clear and from the same person) and I wasn’t able to identify them with Google image. He is clearly more articulate that most of them.

His self-description and our (short) exchange:

I want to be the reason you look down at your phone and smile. Hopefully not walk into a pole. I’m a funny, smart, kind, passionate man who loves to experience new things. A bit on the sarcastic, witty side who loves to laugh but I can have deep conversations about meaningful topics as well. I am looking for a nice, strong woman who has a mind of her own and is not afraid to use it. I prefer a woman who knows how and when to take charge when necessary yet a lady who is comfortable allowing me to be the man, open her doors, call to say hi for no reason, hang out with no ulterior motive. I am not looking to jump into ANYTHING too quickly. I am very patient and I am quite comfortable in my own skin and with the life I am building. I would like to begin to share my life with that special person now. I am looking for a partner to travel through the next season in life together. I want the most out of this beautiful little life that I can get. I work hard, play hard. I love to love people. Been in love, had people in love with me. Like to meet new people. I have a sarcastic and dry sense of humor. I never take life too seriously. I am not afraid to admit I’m wrong. I’m not afraid to say I’m sorry. I’m not afraid of my own feelings. Not afraid of anything. I always say thank you. I know what I want when I see it and will go get. If not, I’ll get something better.. That thirst and hunger will keep me going. I know all I want will come and never worry about it. I’m looking for someone to share a life with, laughing together, going through bad or good moments together, helping each other to become a better person. Love is one of the most beautiful things that God has given to us and I am looking for somebody to give love and that I can receive love from, somebody to fall in love deeper and deeper every day, with good heart, with sense of humor, optimistic, willing to live and enjoy every moment. I am searching for that special someone that is looking for a friendly, active, bubbly, caring, honest, faithful, family oriented and goal oriented person that knows what she wants and goes for it. I wake up each morning appreciative and with a smile while trying to enjoy the day and living my life to the fullest. Most importantly, I believe in surrounding myself with caring and loving people in addition to spending time with my family. My hobbies include traveling, camping, fishing, movies, going to the beach, yoga and meditation, Qigong, Zumba, taking dance lessons, listening to all types of music especially the romantic songs and I definitely enjoy meeting new people. I love going to different countries and immersing myself in the culture of the people. I like to set goals for myself to see what I can accomplish in both the short and long term in order to continually improve myself. The perfect match for me would be kind, fun, confident and smart. An ideal weekend? A Saturday morning workout together, then exploring…maybe a museum, and art fair, wine tasting… the evening…..a romantic dinner out or entertaining friends at home. A lazy Sunday might include breakfast in bed, cycling or hiking together…and whatever else the day may hold. The woman I hope to meet is kind, funny, intelligent and upbeat who is content with her life and looking for someone to be a friend, lover, and partner. She should have an interest in learning about new things and be a “glass is half-full type person.” She likes her profession and strives to excel. I don’t have children so I would be better suited for someone with teenagers or grown kids. If you’re interested in learning more, send me a message! I just started here, more photos to come.

So far, so good, now our short chat. With his replies (like most scammers, he is such an unfortunate man) I can see that someone drafted his short bio, or he copied it from someone else’s profile. His replies are in bold.

Thank you for the “Like”. You don’t look a minute like a 66 year old man, and you have a very interesting profile. I am Michèle.

 

Michele, You are right, People say I look younger that my age its all about taking good care of myself i guess. Thanks for the message, I see you have a nice profile with good smile and a great picture that goes with it. I really enjoyed reading your profile and it would be my pleasure to know more about you and see where it goes. Scott.

 
Hi Scott, Yes, you definitely look younger than your age. Sure, let’s exchange a bit more about us. I divorced five years ago, two adult daughters and a granddaughter all living in Montreal. I came in NYC 16 years ago for my work. I am quite active, and very involved in my community.
 
Michele, About me…… I’m originally from Italy the only son of the family, both 
parent passed away.I’m an architect, I work on both Residential and Commercial buildings and I enjoyed what I do. I lost my wife and my only son to a drunk tanker driver years ago and I’m ready to start a new chapter of my life I love going to the theater, out for meals, traveling and spending time with friends and family.I’m looking for someone who knows what he want and goes for it, someone who is faithful, honest, loving and passionate. someone who will walk next to me and not in front of me. I don’t think that is too much to ask? I feel like pouring everything that there is to know about me but not enough space, I could write you a long email about myself if you share with me your email address to write you all about myself and send you some pictures for a better communication since I don’t get on here often. I look forward to your email address to write you more. Scott.
Unfortunately, Scott, your story is very similar to too many messages received over the last five years from scammers located all around the world. I became an “expert” in finding out when it’s a beautiful but fabricated story. My next move will just be to flag you to the administration of this site as a fake profile and a scammer.

 

Bye Felicia!

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