Marine Engineer Romance Scammer – Jerry Morrison 14





A reader contacted me a couple of days ago with her story of a romance scam.  Fortunately she realised something was wrong before she was asked to send money and had the good sense to do an internet search.  It didn’t take her long to find that many other people had been contacted by the same scammer (or others working the same scam).

The potential victim sent me three emails from the scammer, which I’ve reproduced below.  In the third email you can see the scammer goes into great detail about his, supposed, job as a Marine Engineer.  Anyone who has English as their first language should be able to tell immediately that the scammer didn’t write this.  It has been copied from here http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100515065034AAN8daF

I suspect that many of this scammer’s victims don’t have English as their first language and therefore cannot tell that the writing in even the first email is that of an African scammer and not of a Marine Engineer living in London.

Here are those letters:

Email 1

Dear

how are you to day hope evrything is fine. let me start by introducing my self to you. My name is Jerry Morrison i am from london. i am 42yrs born in the family of two i am the second with a sister who is married. i am a Marine engineer and will retire very soon.I am a man who loves the lord and desires to accomplish his will.I am easy going person, affectionate, have a great sense of humor, i like fun, i am open minded person, romantic at heart and believe women should be treated like queens and i love spoiling my loved one.My aspiration is to become great in life, take good care of my wife and kids as much as i can and then be the best man I can be to my family.My favorite colors is purple I like movies especially scary ones, bowling, dancing, and amusement parks anything fun… I am honest, and do not play any games, don’t have time for that. I do not like liars or cheaters.I enjoy pampering, surprising from my partner and also surprise my partner and I also love to be nurtured in return. Sensuality is important to me, some of my favorite things are the salty taste of lobster simmering in a blurred blanch sauce, the smell of the ocean mixed with suntan lotion on a summer day, the cool, velvety softness of well-worn cotton sheets on a hot summer night, the gentle touch of a lover, the beauty of a home which has been designed to be inviting and welcoming, the sound of leaves rustling beneath your feet in the Fall. I am here to look for the real woman who can bring out the best from me.A woman that will share the solid foundation of relationship with me, which is, trust, love, relationship, companion, compromise, understanding, friendship, sincere of, who has the spirit of given.A woman that know what is in my mind when she look at my face.One that will share my sorrows with me.   I believe that faith can lead us to a very beautiful direction. That eventually we might end up with each other someday as we hold untold our faith. can you please tell me more about your self. 

    With love

Email 2




Hello xxxxxxxx,

Thank you so very much for taking out time to read my mail and also write me the email. I think i have to let you know a little about me my kind of person. I feel so blessed because a thought was channeled to my direction.  Every journey is set out with a well defined destination in mind and it takes courage and conscious determination to arrive there. At this point, it obvious that am  willing to set out for this journey of faith and it’s imperative that the desired destination should be well defined. I like to make something Clear as you read this. My intention should be made known early enough so that you could be able to know  where am heading .

 The only reason I am here  and ready to devote time to make all the necessary communication is because I want a partner and desire to get closer to and see if there’s chemistry to yoke heart together because nothing works until someone work on it. What I am looking for is someone who will get to know me, who like me.. is tired of being lonely, who desires a sincere relationship, who is willing to love again irrespective of the painful memories of the past., who is willing to merge her soul with mine and her heart with mine. Someone to share and spend the rest of my life with. 

You see, I feel there are few very basic but essential elements of a relationship.. (1)  Identifying the need to be in a relationship (2) decision and readiness to contribute to it success 3) HONESTY (4) TRUST (5) MUTUAL RESPECT, (6)DEVOTIONAL COMMITMENT WITH A READINESS TO MAKE SACRIFICES. knowing fully well that a Gold must go through fire before it can be purified and graded

 They are also to a degree sequential.  I may choose First honesty and then respect.  They go hand in hand and without them any type of relationship; business, personal, family, whatever, is bound to fail.  Anyone who is dishonest cannot be respected.  Without  showing respect, He or she is unlikely to be treated with honesty.  Those are fundamental to trust which like respect is earned because honesty was first and was given.  When trust is built and respect is earned and they are given and shared, then love and happiness is inevitable. 

 When your love and trust were given, it’s more important than receiving a treasure. Then commitment becomes a part of the relationship.  At that point, you promise and believe it will be forever.  You can do this because you love and trust the other person and are committed to making a life to share together. I will try to be more specific.  First, no one is perfect, especially me.  I know this though; when the right person or person that seems right comes into your life you will know it.  A connection happens and you just can’t, or won’t let go of them.  Your whole life changes and all of the emptiness begin to fill up.  It starts with the first touch, the first time you look into each other’s eyes, the very first time for everything becomes a moment to remember.  Sometimes it happens quickly, other times it takes years.  I don’t pretend to have the wisdom to explain or understand.  This is certain, if you observe consciously, you will find when a person is wrong for you.  I truly believe it is easier to know if someone is not right for you than to know if someone is…I guess I’ve tried. Of course you now know what my purpose of being here is, and that I am willing to nurture this friendship to grow in the direction of a rewarding and a long lasting if not and everlasting relationship in all sincerity. Now are you in the same train? 

Regards,

Jerry

Email 3

Sweetie i got your mail the content is well noted baby,   I am very cool and nice does not talk too much. I was born on 23rd of may 1968 I met my late wife in supermarket were I buy things and we started chatting when ever talking on phone and exchanging massages, six months later we got married and she died three years ago, i have a sister who is married with 3 kids now 2 boys and a girl, Last year I have a girl friend whom we broke up last year due to her cheat. So I decide to go through online dating to see what destiny have got for me there, the first day I saw your pic on the site I was very happy and amazed and my heart tells me that you are the woman for me. that’s why I told you to close down you profile on the site so that we wont have any second party. I need you in my life to marry and to grow old with you. You are the perfect  woman for me and I really will appreciate It if we can conclude everything as soon as possible and made arrangement for yu to come over and meet  my sister. 

About my job we design, operate, maintain, and repair the mechanical systems of ships. Working closely with the architect who designs the ship structure, a marine engineer designs the propulsion, auxiliary power machinery, and other equipment needed to run the ship. Most we are been called for a contract by private firms that build ships or make the equipment used in them. A few engineers do freelance work as consultants to these firms. Some are civilians employed by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea System Command.we specialize in certain kinds of equipment such as pumps, engines, gears, heaters, or deck machinery. Others concentrate on certain steps in shipbuilding, such as estimating the cost of the equipment needed. Still others may deal largely with one area of a ship’s functions, such as lubrication. Marine engineers may also be inspectors. Inspectors make sure that the equipment works properly before the ship is launched. Some engineers specialize in the repair and maintenance of a ship when it is in dry dock.we are sometimes responsible for installing equipment in ships. They may, for example, supervise the crews that install electrical equipment. Others may be in charge of crews that build heating and cooling systems to protect the cargo. When marine engineers design systems within a ship, they must make sure that these systems cannot be damaged during an ocean voyage.Some marine engineers work with ship officers who train crews to operate the ship’s equipment at sea. These engineers may also help officers select tools and spare parts that may be needed for emergency repairs. Some marine engineers write technical reports and manuals for other engineers and for members of a ship’s crew. My journey in life is to make my name very poular well know in the world let say as the best marine engineer in the whol world which i believe that i will be. i have been in thes for more than 12 years and i travel alot i now want to stay an settle down with my family and bring up my children. You have known everything you will have to know about me is now left for you to decide if these relationship will work out between us, but if you ask me i will tell you that you are the perfect woman for me when i saw your pic i felt something for you very special, i just hope and belive you will give me the chance to be with you and have you forever in my heart, i need some one i can trust some that will love me from the dept of her heart i believe that you have the quality, Distance will never be a problem as long as we can trust love and be commitment to each other always and everyday. also i will be happy if we both will remove our profile from the site and face our relationship to see were it leads us to.

 Baby please give your heart to take care of it and pamper it like mine. The way I felt for you when i saw your picture I have not felt that way to any woman before in my life before. 

Please have my heart  please.  lets get to know each other more before we can meet.

 You can reach me on +447858836911 / +447031894668

Waiting to hera from you soon

Jerry

14 thoughts on “Marine Engineer Romance Scammer – Jerry Morrison

  1. Reply Priti Jun 29,2017 6:34 pm

    This happened with me also and he met me thru an Indian matrimonial site named as jeevansathi.com. Similar language email except the name this time was Abhishek Sharma who was badly hurt by his earlier love and found me as woman of his life. He informed his profile as chief marine engineer who got stuck somewhere close to some island in South Africa due to info received about attack from Somali pirates. He had to urgently send his valuables to me and then the courier company’s calls from South Africa to pay for some additional charges. I feel so stupid with all this dirty games of making me emotional fool from last 12 days. May God serve him extreme punishment for hurting me and many others so much.

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  2. Reply Luci Jun 15,2017 3:01 pm

    I have the same story with a guy name Richard Byrd, a marine engineer stuck somewhere in Arabian Sea because of piracy.

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  3. Reply Dominic Sep 17,2016 2:04 am

    I have been frauded by a marine engineer stuck off Malaysia with a broken propeller on the cargo ship, it’s been 13 months, he from Coventry , wife died in childbirth, he has 2 kids 16 and 10. Had to u load millions of dollars because of pirates, so need another 90,000.00 us along with what he got, on his way to Melbourne, he by William carrick, I think he has a lot of aliasis. He loves me so much, when I refuse to do what he wants he gets angry and is abusive, we skype but I can never see him as he said the camera is broken, oh yes the brain box he said wasn’t broken on his ship , I said no such thin on a ship.

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  4. Reply carmela Sep 15,2016 3:55 pm

    i have been in contact with a man called Henry Friedrich. Marine Enginneer.
    Met on Tinder, he played me for 3 weeks .He supposedly went to Thialand, offshore, not able to get money from his bank, no license,cant feed himself and his crew. wanted me to send $2000.00 to help him till he gets back to the states. His accent, and other things were very suspicious. Wife dead, son in college and I am the only one that can help him. He would call me every night and morning. Thank God I was smart to realize I was being scammed

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  5. Reply ym Aug 17,2015 11:25 pm

    Hi,
    I think I have had contact with this man.He is going by the name of Raymond Morison. My first contact was via Facebook then we have been chatting on Skype.
    His story was he was a Widowed ,single father to a son in boarding school who was turning 16 while he is at sea and cant get money to him Like a fool I sent some money to his son for his birthday and now he wants me to get a consignment sent to me which he says has gold and money.
    I have asked loads of questions and he is very cagey about everything. So I did a search and found this page.
    He says he loves but then he said he can hurt me.I asked what he meant by that he says he sorry, but I don’t believe him. what should I do now ?.he says he is on a cargo ship in the middle of the sea, but makes me feel very uneasy.

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    • Reply rose May 31,2016 5:34 pm

      Hi, I think the man operates now by the name of Morri, or Morrison Dwayne. He stated in his profile he was 60 years old and bald. The pictures he send however show him having hair and he told me in an email (yes I know, stupid of me to give him my email adress) that he all at once was 53 years old. Has a son of 13 years, and his wife died in childbirth due to a lot of blood loss. (excuse me??) So I figured he was probably a scam. He says he is a Marine Engineer of Swedish decent, living in Brentwood Tennnessee (odd, not close to the sea at all). he also made some spelling mistakes I found odd for an educated man. The main thing from the first mail was that he was not interested in me at all, never commented on what I wrote about myself but kept blathering on about values. I uploaded his pictures on google picture search and it came up with the same pictures, used by a South African scammer who nicked the pictures of a television host Jeffrey Hazlett, poor man, his name and looks are being misused. So good advice to everyone, see that you get a picture of a suspicious case and run it through google foto search. Girls, there’s someone better for you out there, don’t let this get you down, these guys me be one step ahead on us for a short while, but we live the real and honest life. Just listen to Jacob Dylan’s: Something good will come our way!

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  6. Reply MGJ Jun 27,2014 2:47 am

    Hace unos dias en un sitio de citas conoci a un tal George Bryant, me envio tres cartas y casi tenían el mismo tenor que las de ustedes y me entraron muchas dudas porque me parecio gracioso que en la segunda carta ya se moria de amor (lol)asi que empeze a indagar en la web y dí con varios sitios que denunciaban que les habia pasado lo mismo, la ultima carta comenzaba con el siguiente tenor “Sweetie i got your mail the content is well noted baby, I am very cool and nice does not talk too much. I was born on 23rd of may 1968 I met my late wife in supermarket were I buy things and we started chatting when ever talking on phone and exchanging massages, six months later we got married and she died three years ago, i have a sister who is married with 3 kids now 2 boys and a girl, Last year I have a girl friend whom we broke up last year due to her cheat. So I decide to go through online dating to see what destiny have got for me there, the first day I saw your pic on the site I was very happy and amazed and my heart tells me that you are the woman for me. that’s why I told you to close down you profile on the site so that we wont have any second party. I need you in my life to marry and to grow old with you. You are the perfect woman for me and I really will appreciate It if we can conclude everything as soon as possible and made arrangement for yu to come over and meet my sister.” Seria bueno hacerlo más publico de manera que otras personas se enteren de lo que esta pasando y que no pequen de ingenuas.

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  7. Reply star Apr 18,2014 9:11 pm

    Same story.
    He added me through skype. Marine engineer from UK based on Syria sea. Note there is no sea named Syria. Name Wilson. Fell in love with me from day one, lol. He has a late wife who died in a car accident 6 years ago and has a 12 year old son. Taking a course in Nigeria. He wanted me to treat his son as his own. His son asked for money for his birthday. And I notice that his English is broken and makes obvious mistakes. I requested a call and I noticed he had African accent. I suspected him more. Requested for video call to see him. A white guy was showing but didn’t speak so I didn’t connect the voice with the picture. His son insisted on money but I said I don’t have money but I will send him a gift. He asked for Samsung smart phone with money inside the package . I said no. He kept sending me messages. I told him I know u r a scam don’t contact me. I informed the interpol and they are after u and the other guy and they disappeared . Beware women it is a gang don’t fall into their lies.

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  8. Reply Smurfette_CA Dec 3,2013 9:37 pm

    OMG! I cannot believe this happened to a lot of people. Same story. His name is supposedly ‘Eric Solomon’ From UK as a marine engineer / construction manager who travels all the time. When I first started talking to him he was in Scotland, UK working for few months then went to Malaysia. His home supposedly is in Whistler, Canada with the 12 year old daughter Mercy. He is charming. Sounds like he is very generous and loving and he just needs love because his supposedly wife passed away from some kind of cancer that he didn’t know about and he wasn’t there when she passed away. IDK atleast that’s his story…

    Eric Solomon has a friend who married someone from the internet and wants to be happy and will retire soon because he is already well off. Eric has an English accent which made me a little concern and started questioning myself. If he lived in Canada, how could he have an English accent? That was my first red light.

    Just like all of you, he emailed me with the same letter, word for word from Facebook. He actually sent me a message on Facebook sometime Jan 2013 and I just recently replied to him last month. Unfortunately, with tall that is happening to me, I fell for his trick and I started Google him online. When I looked up ‘Eric Solomon Scotland’ online, BANG! I knew I got scammed!

    He was supposedly working as a Construction Manager for PCL (I googled and it was a legit Construction company) so I figured may this ‘one’ is legit. Then he went on and on about how he said that he was falling inlove with me, that he loves me, that he wanted to come here in the US to meet me and he can work wherever he wants to, all he needs is a computer.

    The funny part about Eric Solomon is when he was telling me that he has money trouble in Malaysia, that his ATM doesn’t work and he is stuck there and cannot get out after the construction is done and his balance is all paid in full. Supposedly also, the machine that one of the workers was using broke down and it will cost him $21000 to fix. He’s got $9000 on hand (supposedly) then was able to borrow $10000 from a friend but it’s still not enough so he needed to borrow $3000 from me and will return it when we see each other and when he comes here in the US.

    Unfortunately, he got $2000 from me. He had me sent the money to a guy ‘Peter Kelly’ to Malaysia. I hope my story along with other women out there learn from this. Never trust anybody easily and too soon. Felt like a fool but I’m glad I found out now sooner than later. Be careful.

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    My PLAN:

    I will keep on talking to this guy and play along with him. I will not tell him what I know but I will search more and spread the word as much as I can so more women will be aware with this kind of scam. I am going to learn his ways so he cannot harm any women anymore and that way more women will be more careful.

    As I google him online, I found more info from him. He uses multiple accounts with different names from Facebook to Tagged.com and some dating websites.

    Here are his Alias:
    Eric Solomon – as what he introduced me with
    Ronal Marshall
    Alex Davis Bryan
    Fabian Raymond
    Wayne Scott
    Garrick Frenton
    Alex Lord

    I will post more info when I find out more about how these guys work. Good luck!

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  9. Reply Kare May 14,2013 10:31 pm

    Jess – well there was no diamond ring as I wouldnt pay the $11,000 dollars for the delivery of the parcel .I told him that I knew he was a fake a scammer , and that he wasnt the person in the picture , I blocked him on FB and Yahoo messenger . I had told him if he was real and not a scammer , to send a picture of him and his daughter with a sign with my name and the current date . He refused but He did email me and called me a selfish , heartless B***h , and that I didnt deserve anyone or anything . LOL
    A shame that the pirates did not capture him . 🙂

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  10. Reply Jess Apr 18,2013 11:59 pm

    I heard from a similar guy on That Fishy Dating Site, nice pic of him with his 10 year old daughter, said he was an American from California now living in Switzerland! Seems he fell immediately in love with me (by his second e-mail). His poor wife had died in a car wreck…awww and he was a Marine Engineer, by his third e-mail he was setting sail the following day from Mexico to Australia…. Seems to have forgot all about his daughter left behind in Switzerland! His English was unbelievably bad and his messages were complete Bolox…
    I really couldn’t be bothered with it, so never got to know if he was captured by Pirates or not…. Damn…guess I missed out on my Diamnod ring!

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  11. Reply kare Feb 23,2013 3:40 am

    I have had a similar incident except his name is Gary Armstrong from London and claims to be a marine engineer , who has a 7 yr old daughter named Lilly , he is traveling from London port Dover to Australia who after 4 weeks at sea that they came across some pirates and had to go to an island called Labuan Maylaisa , he said that he had 525,000 pounds which was 800,000 us dollars and that all valuables and money needed to be removed from the ship and he wanted to send it by consignment to me in the US , when I got the email and found out that there was going to be a 11,000 delivery charge , I refused , he asked me to come up with the money and that I could take the money afterwards from what he sent me , he would give me the combination . I then found these stories that is very similar and suspect he is a scammer , he wants to chat on yahoo messenger , but like the others have said , he found me on FB and became romantic very quickly , calling me baby , love , sweetness . then he started calling me on the phone and yahoo call . he is very sweet talking , his # is 447719879489 with an email address of gary.strong99@yahoo.com
    I am sure that he changes names frequently , if anyone has had the same interaction please post . this interaction started around the beginning of Dec.2012 till now feb2013. he is good at calling every night and every morning . Always very concerned about me . But now not happy I wont shell out that amt of money , and he says he has a diamond ring for me when he reaches the states .

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  12. Reply Lisa Sep 19,2012 2:42 pm

    Hello. I have encountered a similar incident but from someone named Raymond Greg (raygreg001@msn.com). He started communicating with me Aug 24 on Facebook and immediately insisted that I start sending e-mails as he was about to embark on his voyage from the U.K. to Australia. He ‘fell in love’ with me very quickly and I kept questioning his motives; how he can adamantly say he loves me when he doesn’t know me? He lived in Lisburn, Ireland. Both parents are deceased and his wife passed away 5 years ago from fibroids? He has an 11 year old daughter named Sonia. Enroute to Australia, the ship started to have issues and out of nowhere, pirates were in the vicinity and some people had been shot (lol). Now I don’t scoff at the prospect of pirates as I am aware they are a very real danger but, come on! How convenient. So this guy has ‘luggage’ with $50,000.00 pounds, plus a diamond necklace and other jewellery for me. He apparently was going to surpise me with the jewellery when ‘we met’. So, I kept the scam going, gave him a bogus address, but did give my real phone number and actually spoke with the guy. He didn’t sound anything like I figured he should. He kept calling me honey and please help him get out of the situation. He was sending the luggage with the valuables to me via Malaysia. After seeing on the Airway bill that he already paid upwards of $4,000.00 for his part of the shipping, they had the nerve to ask me for $1,000.00. So, I doctored money order, scanned it and e-mailed it to May Security Financial or may.secfinance@asia.com and said that the cashable money order would be delivered via FedEx. Boy did they panic when it wasn’t there when I said it would be. They didn’t like the fact that I wouldn’t wire my money to them. I also accompanied the money order with a realistic phone bill (to confirm my address) as well as a bank statement showing that $1,000.00 was e-transfered into my account. When they guy realized that I was playing his game, he wasn’t happy at all. I asked him how it feels? I also asked what he would have done with $1,000.00 if he’d gotten it as that amount of money doesn’t go a long way. I haven’t heard back since Sept 12/12.

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  13. Reply Mihaela Sep 6,2012 9:37 am

    dear ,

    You are right about the comment you put about scammer because today I got the same issue what you related about Jerry Morrison . He wanted to marry me and also I did a mistake to give to him the address and his way of behave has been so strange that I took a decision to stop immediatly any action regarding to him. I just gave my address and really hope that nothing further is going to happen to me .

    There was a purcel who must be send to me and it was in Malayesia stopped with company calls Dear ,

    I send the message you gave to the sender (mr Jerry Morrison ) who is at the moment placed somewhere in Canada !

    He is aware by the fact that I have no money in my account and there should be found a solution between your company and him ,( I have no problem if this is going to be sent back directly to London and to be charged him at the moment he will pick up the packet !) I think he wasn’t aware about Country regulation when he put the money inside !

    Please contact the sender for further solutions about it !!!!!

    Sorry for this inconvenince but I can’t make the payment as per your request !

    Thank you

    Kind regards

    Mihaela

    From: “ecolinkexpress@fairwaysexpresscourier.com”
    To: Grigoras Mihaela
    Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2012 9:53 AM
    Subject: Re: YOUR PARCEL WITH ECO LINK EXPRESS COURIER SERVICE.

    MADAM WE RECEIVE YOUR MAIL AND THE CONTENT IS WELL NOTED. WE HAVE DISCUSS
    THIS WITH THE CUSTOM AND THEY SAID YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE PAYMENT AS SOON AS
    POSSIBLE FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR PACKAGE. SECONDLY AS REGARDS
    OPENING THE PACKAGE, MAY I INFORM YOU THAT IS AGAINST OUR DELIVERY POLICY
    TO OPEN PACKAGE MEANT FOR CLIENTS AND SECONDLY THE PACKAGE IS WITH THE
    CUSTOM IN THERE OFFICE AND WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE CUSTOM OFFICE.

    WE HAVE ALSO SPOKE WITH THE CUSTOM AND THEY HAVE ASSURED US THAT ONCE YOU
    MAKE THE PAYMENT THE PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED A TAG NUMBER SO THAT THERE

    I checked how much I could about this man and it was strange everything so please be carrefully becase I received the same email from the same guy Jerry !!!!

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