Yet another person using fake photos from Dr. Fernando Gomes Pinto.
This alias is Dr. Richardson Pedro Smith, supposedly a US citizen, working with the US Army United Nations Peace Mission in Mogadishu, Somalia. He claims to be an orthopedic surgeon.
The telephone number he uses for contact is 00 1 720 580 1195 (this number is registered to someone in Colorado and is a landline?)
The email he uses is: email@example.com
He entered into my social media circles in what seemed a very legitimate way.
He had read my blogs, was interested in my writing and how could he order my books.
Very very convincing and there were emails and regular chats via WhatsApp.
He told me that he could not video chat or record messages, he worked with a secure military desktop.
Completely taken in by it all. So much so I have written a blog about this on my own website.
I have actually been in contact with the real Dr. Fernando Gomes Pinto because he is a neurosurgeon in Sao Paulo in Brazil. It is really shameful that this goes on and on, so many victims, I have read many dreadful stories.
Glad I got out of it all in time. Very wise words. Use your head and not your heart!
These scammers are scumbags, totally unscrupulous and they have to be stopped. I have taken this so far as to fill in the legitimate forms from the FBI and CIA. If you decided to download and fill in similar forms, be aware, you have to digitally sign at the end. Do not write rubbish or lies, it is a punishable offense in the USA to make a false declaration. Use your head. Report for sure. The more people who do this will I hope, eventually make a statement to these scammers that people will no long fall prey to their rubbish. I read of one woman who paid $180.000 to someone.
Be careful everyone please. Think clearly. Realize that these people know exactly how to appeal to your own vulnerability.
I have not added an image as there are so many photos of this Brazilian Dr. I had 6 in my possession and they are all already on this forum.