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Clark Warner number754(###) ###-####he said he is from Cape Coral

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Clark Warner number754(###) ###-####he said he is from Cape Coral and he in Nigeria state is Lagos he wants me to send him money so he can go back to his home in Cape Coral florida
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey_JD replied 7 months ago.
Hello, DON"T DO IT! This is a well know scam called the Stranded Traveler Fraud. What businessman travels out of the country without getting a round trip ticket? What businessman travels without the money he needs in order to complete what he's there to do and return home? What businessman doesn't have credit and assets and contacts other than you -- a total stranger -- in order to get money in an emergency? If you have Been Verified, then you already know that the only Clark Warner in Cape Coral Florida is a 68 year old whose phone numbers don't match the ones you've got. And the phone number you gave me does not even trace to Cape Coral. In the typical Stranded Traveler fraud, the scammer reaches out to you on a dating or social networking site and claims to be a professional -- usually an engineer, a contractor or an architect -- with his own business. Typically he says he's a widower with a son or daughter. He sweeps you off of your feet and pretends to be everything you ever wanted in a man. He falls in love with you at warp speed, though you've never met. Before he can meet you, however, work obligations send him to West Africa. There he runs into difficulty -- equipment failure on the job, salaries he can't pay, a mugging and the theft of all of his credit cards, a customs problem, for example -- for which only your money will do. And he claims to be stranded in Africa until you can get him home. If you're unwise enough to wire him money, that won't fix the problem. There will only be another one, and then another, and another, each one more expensive then the one before it, and he'll never get an inch closer to the plane. Do not send him money. Cease all contact with him. Report him to the site where you found him as a scammer so that they will remove his profile. Then report him online to the FBI at their Internet Crime Complaint Center at