Victim Location 32821
Type of a scam Romance
I met Raffaello Vito on Our Time/Senior People Meet dating site in Dec., 2014. His profile stated he was a widowed Veterinarian from Texas. He was raising his 16 year old son & caring for his elderly mother. (What a guy!) He said he travelled extensively "out of the country" to treat horses (his specialty). He provided me his TX cell phone # and email address. We communicated for about 6 mos. He gained my trust & affection; little did I know it was all a scam! This was my first time ever on a dating site–I had no idea these "romance scams" existed. I saw a commercial on TV for Our Time dating site (catering to seniors) and thought I would give it a try. I was 61 years old at that time.
After gaining my trust, he asked me to wire $$ to several US banks to cover the cost of shipping vaccines to him out of the country. Of course, he assured me he would pay me back & visit me when the job was completed. At the conclusion of the scam, he told me he was admitted to Intensive Care with chest pain and in need of an emergency angioplasty. He even had someone who posed as his Doctor call me.
After finally getting suspicious, I emailed his info to Romance Scams.org. Within minutes they informed me he was an illegal Nigerian scammer living in Malaysia. The entire dating site profile (including pics) were fake. (If he was so easily identified as a scammer, why can’t the dating site use similar tools to protect consumers??) After notifying the dating site, the FBI, FTC, etc., Our Time then posted "warnings" about scammers and listed hallmark "red flags" to identify them. This warning was not there when I joined the dating site–I certainly would have heeded the warnings!!
I am reminded daily that I gave my hard-earned nest egg to a Nigerian scammer–it’s like a bad dream and I can’t wake up!! Believe me, I am a reasonably intelligent woman–and I fell for it!! I fell for a voice on the phone, fake pictures, and a fake identity (a true con artist who picked me out of the crowd). Everyone (both men & women) need to be protected from these predators.
It is brutally painful for me to relive this, but I feel I need to do something to protect others from this devastating heartbreak. I know I am but a tiny voice, but I won’t be at peace unless I try. "People will never truly understand something until it happens to them"…….
Here is another posting concerning Raffaello Vito from Romancescam.com:
I AM HERE TO REPORT "NIGERIAN SCAMMER’ USING RAFFAELO VITO FROM TEXAS.
I AM ATTACHING HIS SCAMMER ACTIVITY WHEN OPENING SENIOR PEOPLE DATING WEBISTE AND OPENING HIS SCREEN CREDIT CARD STOLEN WEBSITE.
HE DOESNT have VALID VISA IN MALAYSIA. HIS VISA EXPIRED DECEMBER 2014.
IM REPORTING AS A VICTIM HIS SCAMMED ACTIVITY. I ALSO KNOW ASIAN AND AMERICAN VICTIMS.
SO PLEASE BLOCK THIS PERSON AND REPORT TO POLICE AND HE CAN BE DEPORTED TO NIGERIA.
HIS EMAIL AT SENIOR PEOPLE : [email protected]
HIS EMAIL PERSONAL : [email protected]
HE IS VERY IRRESPONSIBLE TRASH HUMAN BEING.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACTION AND APPRECIATE.
I AM WILLING TO HELP AVOIDING INNOCENT WOMEN FROM HIS SCAMMED ACTIVITY.
:mugu: IBADIEGHA BERNARD ODIKI
AGE ; 36
LIVING : 30 JALAN ALAM PUTRA 3A/2 TAMAN ALAM PUTRA. 4330. SARI KEMBANGAN. MALAYSIA.
HIS NUMBER :
+60 16 3409639
+60 18 3266020
+81 284 305250
+81 311 563060
+60 10 3411043
Yes he has. His Skype: BEE B –>>>charlos1533—> IP=22.214.171.124 Malaysia