Scam Artist Alert!

Last Update: March 03, 2018

Hey all,

So this guy just joined WA - https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chris501

First thing he did was he started posting requests for help repatriating a fund worth millions for a big reward and trying to get members to talk on email...the classic Nigerian letter thing. You can see his message on the top of my WA profile.

I have reported him to Kyle already. I sincerely hope that nobody here is stupid enough to fall for this. But figured I better send out a quick warning just in case ;)

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tudogz Premium
Thanks for the Heads Up.
They're everywhere!
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DaveAsprey Premium
Thanks man
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mrronnie Premium
No problem! Luckily Kyle took care of it fast :)
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Maddy55 Premium
Kyle has kicked out Chris501, cheersbrian2 and oldskool, all were trolls and scammers.
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mrronnie Premium
Yeah Kyle acted really fast...glad we got rid of those scammers :)
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DKMade Premium
Respect MrRonnie
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mrronnie Premium
No problem! Luckily Kyle took care of it fast :)
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CBraschler Premium
Thanks for the warning, and for your encouragement. I AM still on track, though quite slow due to some vision challenges. Thanks again!
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mrronnie Premium
No problem! Luckily Kyle took care of it fast :)

Slow is not a problem as long as you're progressing...this is a marathon and not a sprint ;)
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MMoncur Premium
Thanks for the warning!
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :) Luckily his profile has already been deleted!
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Thank you! He posted his stuff on a comment I made on Jay's Profile page. I appreciate the heads-up! :)
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :) Luckily his profile has already been deleted!
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Miren Premium
This scammer has used the picture of Amancio Ortega for his profile.
You can check it out by searching it on Google. Here's the proof:
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mrronnie Premium
I thought that face looked familiar! Well spotted ;)
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Miren Premium
I noticed his profile no longer exists.
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mrronnie Premium
Yeah he has been kicked out and his profile deleted it seems...good news :)
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lucanunez Premium
Amancio Ortega, one of the richest man in Europe...haha I guess he is looking to make some money online too :D
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Norman3J Premium
Thanks Ronnie!

Cheers,

Norman
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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arielharris7 Premium
Ronnie so many thanks for this.
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mrronnie Premium
No problem at all :)
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spurway Premium
Most of the time the person really exist, but the person with that real name has no idea that someone stole their identity and actually scamming people. Behind the picture is a scammer. Happen to me through LinkedIn, surprise as they stole the identity of one of my friends working in a bank, and than I got those scam letter from her, when I ask her what is this , she had no idea and then we found out that someone started another profile and email with her name. It took her almost a year to restore herself again.
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mrronnie Premium
Oh my god...they're everywhere :(
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spurway Premium
Yes, they are the sad thing is people who are vulnerable are falling for them. As they believe it comes at the right time.
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Maddy55 Premium
Yes, I saw him too, along with two others that have tried the 'romantic' approach. I'd like to dangle them off the edge of cliff for while.....it's important to share these encounters here because, yes, some people actually do fall for these scams.
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mrronnie Premium
That's what I thought...someone might actually fall for it...that's why I shared with the community. Luckily this guy got busted here pretty fast...but I see he still contacted quite a few members :(
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suzieq Premium
Thanks for the heads up!!
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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WildflowerG Premium
Thanks for the warning.
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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Djefferds Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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AlejandraB Premium
Thanks for the heads up
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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NWTDennis Premium
Thanks for the warning Ronnie.

The WA attraction is world wide and I guess that exposes the community to some trash.

Lately some of our female members have been getting inappropriate request to make contact from some jerks that are not interested in Affiliate Marketing training.

I've encouraged them to do as you did ... report this behavior to Kyle. That is the best way to nip it in the bud.
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :) Yeah I saw some female members getting hit on here...luckily they stood up to it and reported the inappropriate behavior!
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Thanks for the warning Ronnie.
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Thanks for the headsup, Ronnie.
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mrronnie Premium
My pleasure :)
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JeffL61 Premium
Yeah, Ronnie unfortunately there are such human beings in the world who, unfortunately, end up being members of WA. Hopefully this guy's membership will be very short lived here at WA with Kyle and/or Carson quickly giving him the boot, especially after you took the time to report him.

This guy is not needed here at WA and he needs to crawl back into the hole in the ground from which he first emerged to be quite candid. In my 3 years here at WA, I've seen, thankfully, only a very small handful of these types of people. I took it as after they tried promoting their garbage to me just after joining WA, that they did not know the rules of conduct that should be followed here, specifically Kyle's "Open Education" project that he created a few years ago and the no-spam policy.

Much as you did, a few years ago I did end up reporting one guy for the fact that twice he tried to get me interested in a scam he was running- even having the gall to contact me via private messages.

Since I never heard from him again after contacting Kyle, (including providing Kyle with complete documentation taken from this guy's messages) I can only assume that he was permanently kicked out of WA!

P.S. In going to "Chris'" profile page I noticed, Ronnie, that he only joined WA a few days ago, back on March 1st.. He obviously wasted no time in trying to rope you, and perhaps other members here at WA, into his devious and probably also criminal schemes.
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mrronnie Premium
Hey Jeffrey, I completely agree with you! I hope this guy will be kicked out too...I see all his comments dissapeared so might have been removed already :)
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StunningBell Premium
Thanks for sharing this. Really horrible!!!
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mrronnie Premium
No problem! :)
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Sui_generis Premium
Thanks for the heads up. Haven't seen this one.

~Debbi
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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Chezbrown Premium
I haven't had this one Jewellia but thanks very much for the heads up on the situation.

These people have no conscience whatsoever and only ever think of themselves. xxx
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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Chezbrown Premium
Hi Ronnie, sorry that I put Jewellia's name on your reply, it was just that I had clicked on the link that she had put on a comment to someone else. xxxx
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mrronnie Premium
No worries Cheryl ;)
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Hi also had message from Chris501 thanks for the heads up
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mrronnie Premium
He "works" fast I can see...hope he will get blocked soon! ;)
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AfqmBiz Premium
U did the right thing, bro! He is so "artistic" doing his "unusual" stuff at WA!
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mrronnie Premium
Hahaha yes so very believable (*sarcastic tone*) lol...thanks man, hope he will get blocked soon!
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Ronnie,

Thank you for letting us know.

~ Julia
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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chrisbailey Premium
C'mon dude. It's an easy $7.425 million for you. What could go wrong. ;)

Thanks for letting others know.

I wish I could electrocute these people through the internet.
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mrronnie Premium
LOL yeah :D :D :D As always...if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is :)
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DEversley Premium
They are all over the web, Ronnie!
Thanks for sharing and all the best!
David
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mrronnie Premium
Can't believe they're still able to scam people like this...it's basically the same message circulating...
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DEversley Premium
I received a very convincing looking letter once telling me that I had won $250,000. My heart raced for a bit when I went online and saw "my" winning number. :).
These people are evil and play on the emotions of the innocent. Even though it's incredible, the mind wanders and begins the process of wanting to believe initially... pondering how best this money can enhance our lives. Then come the withdrawal symptoms...lol

I was very upset that these people found my mailing address somehow and were able to track me down to my home. Now, that's dangerous.

The web is good but can be risky...

David
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mrronnie Premium
Yup agree that some of their messaging can be very convincing and look very real.

I think education is the best defence ultimately...people need to be aware of their tactics :)
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BrianCh Premium
Thanks Ronnie. Good to have people like you around.

Brian
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mrronnie Premium
My pleasure :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks for the info Ronnie! In fact, I’ve received an Email from this guy a few months ago LOL
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mrronnie Premium
Lol so he is back trying it again :) Can't believe those scam artists are still playing this game...I hope karma will catch up with this guy...
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JerryHuang Premium
Yup!
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IleVill Premium
OMG! Hopefully Kyle can delete his profile, he's asking everybody to talk privately on emails.
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mrronnie Premium
I'm sure they will delete and block this guy asap! In the meantime I'm hoping nobody will fall for his story...
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MissNielsen Premium
Thank you for the warning!
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mrronnie Premium
No problem...can't believe there are still people like that out there :(
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Larmu189 Premium
Thanks for let us know.
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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DianneC1 Premium
Hope Kyle will nip that in the bud
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mrronnie Premium
Yep agree with you!
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TDomena Premium
Thanks for the warning!
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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TDomena Premium
Messages have been loading my email inbox about this same guy. He's also approaching women inappropriately. Hopefully he gets banned soon.
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mrronnie Premium
OMG he is "working" fast...yeah hope he gets banned asap!
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skendrick4 Premium
Thank you for the heads up!
Sheila
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mrronnie Premium
No problem :)
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