I met Hughes Bowen Morgan on Instagram. Morgan_bowen98 to be exact. We started talking on December 8, 2019. I admit it I fell for his smooth talking. I am not sure why I even talk to the people on there who reach out to me. Anyway, He told me his wife died giving birth to his twins who also died. He then adopted a 10 year girl but didn't want to talk about the reasons for adopting her. Everything seemed so good and he was so sweet. I admit it I was falling for him. We were planning our life together.
He then said he was being deployed to Iraq for 1 month. I am aware that 1 month deployment is non existent but I believed him anyway. He then told me his birthday was coming soon in a weeks time, and wanted me to give him a gift. I declined and that is when everything changed. I told him once he gets back we can celebrate. He then played on my heart strings with the child. Stating he cant afford to get his daughter a gift for Christmas and begged me to get her a $100.00 gift card for video games. I looked him up in the "love scams" and could not find him.
Some of the information he gave me didn't match so I started asking questions. He told me originally his name was Hughes Morgan Bowen. I asked for his army email (I only knew to ask from this website, Thank you) and he flipped out saying it is private and how could I ask for such a thing. After much hard conversation and me telling him I was walking away from him and his daughter and our life he gave it to me, or so I thought.
I was of course so sorry and didn't want him to be mad at me so I never confirmed. Yes, I was an idiot because I usually trust but verify. After a few days I circled back to send him an email to this account. email@example.com
When It came back undeliverable I questioned him about this. He said I spelled it wrong. Ok yes I should have known then, that I was being scammed but I loved him and wanted the life we talked about having. Then I asked him to send me an email from this account. He swore he would and changed the subject and it fell thru the cracks. Not really I just didn't want to bring it up again. Instead I kept talking to him and planning our future. Yes I am aware of what you are thinking. We got into another argument cause he said his phone was broken and he could not talk on it, I suggested he buy another phone that actually works. He asked me to buy it for him. I was on vacation and drunk and not having it. So me being a Jersey girl gave him a piece of my mind to the point my girlfriend took my phone from me and turned it off. Ok so he was a scammer and I was finally done with him.
A few days went by and the bombing accrued in Iran (January 2020). He said that everything changed due to the impending war and he was putting his people in harms way by contacting me cause he snuck his phone with him. That prompted him to ask me to write a letter to the army admin asking for leave. I never heard of such a thing but wondered what harm could come to writing this letter. So I wrote it then looked up love scams again with all the info I had compiled he sent me the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Again I looked it up and found that @usa.com is a free email service. I asked him for his mailing address and he said it was "too hot to give it to me". Then I said I was going to send him cookies (again thank you to this website for suggesting it) to the base in USA so he had them when he landed and I wanted that mailing address. He got really mad and demanded I send the letter. I had already written it but am very detailed orientated so I stated how will they find you? What is your number or address in USA. I told him I was going to send him cookies, He was like your talking about cookies and I'm talking about our life. I explained his life with me, would be making cookies for him and the little girl and watching them enjoy the treats.
This is where I smartened up and said I will not budge if you do not give me the address for USA to send the cookies I will not send the letter then told him I'm very stubborn and will not budge on this and I was going to ignore all communication until he sent me what I wanted. Happy wife, happy life. I then went onto his Instagram and started private messaging his friends who were all women by the way. "Hi I hate to bother you but I see you are friends with morgan bowen and I was wondering if u ever spoke to him? I'm aware its none of my business." One lady replied he messaged me but I didn't answer. I thanked her for her time and moved on. The 2nd girl replied Ummmm I'm irritated right now!! Yes, we write a lot privately, why are you asking. I replied that I'm sorry I irritated her and bothered her. An hour later she asked me why did I reach out to her. So I said what did he tell you about me? Nothing was the reply. She asked who I was and I replied his girlfriend. Apparently she was also his girlfriend but he had just started talking her 4 days prior. He was working me and her that I knew of. She looked him up on reverse image search it came up as Kelvin 34 from Russia. She and I began talking and sharing screen shots of messages he wrote to the both of us. She busted him as a 2 timer and he yelled at me on text msg. He asked me why I wrote to these women and I stated "address please" followed by happy wife, happy life (keeping to my stubborn story). He deleted me from Instagram. I reported him as spam, and then sent him a a final message stating "I would have loved you forever." So far there is no reply. I did block him from Hangouts but then unblocked him to send that msg.
Yes, I'm aware of how many red flags were put up and yes, shame on me for letting this go on so long and for actually falling in love with him. I felt horrible not telling this other girl about him being a scammer but she made it clear to me she was going to tell him and as I have read on here you do not do that. So I decided to once again put myself out there and let the world know what happened to me in hopes it will not happen to them.
My advise to the other women and men out there is trust but verify. Ask questions and if you get a weird feeling go with it and protect yourself. I have included 3 pictures of him for your reference. I feel like such a fool but hopefully I can help someone before they get scammed.