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Name: ricardo dipego
Address: 1071 w.15th st. chicago IL 60608 989-385-5096
Other Comments: This is the address this scammer gave me. There was a Ricardo at this address and he told me to be careful who I meet on the internet. This scammer sent me pics of a daughter he called Kate. And also of himself. I am sure they are not him!! He wanted me to send 800.00 to him because he was robbed and shot at!! He also said his daughter was badly hurt in the hospital. I am scared now because he has pics of me and my kids and I am afraid of being a part of this scam!! He also has my phone # and address. I gave it to him long before he asked for the money!! Stupid me!
This guy is still running his scam. He's going by the name Michael Dipego on eHarmony. Same story, widower with teenage daughter named Kate Dipego. Thanks for clueing me in before his requests for money started. Here's some photos he's sent.
I experienced the same Michael. He was very romantic and said all the right things!
He was patient about getting to my financial status. It took about 2 weeks. I found this information before he got to the point of asking for money. I immediately closed all avenues of communications I set up with him. I appreciate this information!
anonymous from Grand Forks, United States
What kind of a crappy website is this? How can you let people post pictures of someone, and write nasty things about them, with no proof? Why don't people have to at least post their own email addresses, is it because of a privacy issue? What about the privacy of these supposed 'dating scammers'?
I don't know, where is the proof that these things are true? I'm curious.
And no, I'm not supplying my email address, because I'm not posting pictures of anyone, and telling nasty things about anyone.
anonymous from Germany
Hi from Germany ,
this is NOT A CRAPPY WEBSITE !!
It seems you re not quite informed on these Romance scammers
all things being told here are TRUE unfortunatly
I would give you the advice to do so some research on this romance scamming business
they re a lot of crappy???? websites already
and you re gonna find out quite a lot of people have being scammed by these
sorry ) scumbags, They fall in love at the 2nd Mail and ask for money soon too
they re being robbed,had an accident,the kid is ill needs money for treatment blabla
and by the way I THINK THIS IS A GREAT SITE AND VERY HELPFULL TOO
I m a member of www.contra-romance-scam.de
( by the way we speak english too !)
so feel free to look in and get informed ..
have a scammer free day ...
regards from Germany
Unfortunately I fell for the jerks smooth talking too. Met him on eHarmony. Felt something was wrong, goggled him and found this. I've actually been playing him for a little bit to get back at him. Same story about his daughter is in the hospital and they won't do surgery until they get payment. Played along to see how far he would go. Never sent any money though, just let him believe I was going to. I have all the same pictures as above but one more that I have added. It too bad people like him make it hard to trust people. I hope he gets what he deserves!
Oh and in addition, I sent him pictures of my family and myself. I too am scared that he has these pictures and especially feel horrible for my family. I think these dating sites should do a little more research to protect the people who are just out there honestly looking for someone and not have to deal with the garbage.
When did you meet him? I met him on August 28 on eHarmony. Said he was 'Drawn to me', 'I was the only one he felt chemisty with' and within the first couple of days said 'He loved me'. Red flag! Sound similar? He also wanted me to start emailing his daughter so we can get to know each other (This was before the car accident of course). He obviously has had practice at this.
Wish I didn't waste so much time online with him when I could have been doing something else :(
I hope this info helps anyone who meets him! Too bad the pictures are probably fake as the guy in the pictures is kind of cute.
Maybe these dating sites should recommend people come here to do some research. I have a complaint into eHarmony. Doubt anything will happen but it can't hurt.
Good luck to anyone who meets him, BEWARE.
anonymous from Germany
Do any of these sound familiar?
Do you know what it is like to look up into the velvet night sky, and yet not see the stars? Do you know what it is like to see the song birds sing their sweet music, and yet not hear their sound? Do you know what it is like to feel your heart inside you, and yet not feel it beat? Do you know what it is like to be in a crowd of people smiling, laughing, sharing their love together, and yet be all alone with no one around? Do you know what it is like when the light of your life has been extinguished, and you are left in absolute and complete darkness, frightened and alone? Do you know what it is like when the one you love so deeply and dearly is so far away? Your heart cries out their name and yet there is no reply.This is how i feel each day, i long to be with you, to feel your touch and fell your arms around me, honey all i can say to you now is that i love you, always have and always wi.
Across the seas , in a far away land,
Sits alone this lonely man.
Who waits there each and every day,
For he and his true love will be talking away.
From letters and net, they two confide
And tell all the secrets kept inside.
The smiles of icons is all they see,
Yet he tells her , 'You belong to me'.
The weary hearts between the two,
Lays heavy on them when they feel blue.
But when they get together online,
They seem to be happy just one more time.
One day soon, the two shall meet,
And oh that day will be so sweet.
But till that day, when the two will see,
He just keeps saying , 'You belong to me
This is the Day the Lord has made.
God has kept me here for a reason.
I survived because He has a plan for me.
All my bad relationships, the consequences, the
hard times, the sad times, the death of my loved ones, the back stabbing from my friends, the negative thoughts, or the lack of support; I made it because I am blessed!
I release and let go of all past hurts, misunderstandings and grudges because I am abundantly blessed! I recognize them as the illusions they are, and sent from the enemy to kill my spirit, steal my joy, and destroy my faith; For God is all there is. All else is a lie! Now give yourself a hug, wipe your tears away and walk in victory!!!!!!!!
I love you, but more appropriately God loves you BEST! Be blessed and know that you are at one with THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD! And may the Lord keep watch between you and me when we as we are away from eachother
Genesis 31:49. Amen!
I love you, XXXX
Back on 9/5/08 I had posted a comment on this site about a man I had met on myspace.com. His story fits the Ricardo and the Micheal scammer to the tee all but the names are different. But I don't see what I posted on 9/5/08 on here anymore. So I am going to repost it because this guy was a scammer and fits the story of the two Ricardo and Micheal here on this page. He was using the name Matthew Linville, daughter Stella. Said he was from Chicago but had a family home in Louisville Ky. Exports BMW cars for a living. He went to the UK and the Niegria he was robbed in Niegra, they took his laptop, luggage and everything else that he had. He was hit in the head with a gun and shot in the hand, rob of the money he was to pay customs to get the cars out that were shipped there. The bank back in US was sending money to him through a bank in Niegra. They have been taking forever to get the money for him, he was in the hopsital. He needed food to eat because the hospital wouldn't feed him. The hospital had his pass port until they were paid. He said his daughter was able to get 350 to send to him but he needed more to pay off the bill and to get food. He gave me a name and that name was flagged by western union (online) and then he gave me the name Ricardo Dipego to send it to, said both were one of the doctors there in the hospital. I searched the Name Ricardo and came to this site. I posted something that day on here about all of this. Then sent a email to everyone I knew to send it out. He called me the next day and was crying on the phone saying 'He loved me so much and that one day he would find me and tell me to my face and the world that he loved me. ' That night after I got home we had argued on line and he got me to send him 100.00. I know that doesn't sound like much but it was all I had.
Then after that of course it wasn't enough he had to get out of the hospital so he could go to the bank, get his money and then go to customs. He wanted me to call around and try to find some money for him. I called with no luck and of course he wouldn't let up on the money thing. He was soon out of the hospital still owing the bill and now on the streets with no where to go and no food to eat. He played with my mind, emotions so badly it is unbelievable now. I called an ex boyfriend of mine to see if he would help me, of course I said it was for myself. All I will say now about that is I got serviously injuried. He didn't care when I said I was going to call my ex boyfriend who he knew was abusive,, It was all about the money. He has no human compassion.
Now that I was unable to get any money by last Saturday night he is now playing another game on me and telling me he is in jail, having a friend and his 16 yr old contact me and make me feel bad because I let her dad go to jail.
These games these men are playing with human minds, souls, emotions, lives are not funny and they are not fair. I myself feel a victim and I have lost more then just 100.00 and a high cell bill. My pain is only beginning and it will take years to heal from what happened to me because I believed him and Loved him and I really fell for his words and game. I have photos and I have not seen them on any of the scam sites I have looked. I can't post most of them because the daughter is in them. Who ever this man is or men are, they need to be stop.. I have saved all the emails, IM messages and all the information I have found reseaching for who he is. I really fell in love with him. And I really got hurt and not just emotionally and broken hearted. I don't want to talk about what happened to me, I think seriously injuried sums it up good.
They need to be stopped..
He is on myspace and has sites under Ricardo, Matthew and I also found some sites using parts of my name. Taken as tokens to remember his victum by. If anyone knows who this man is please let everyone know. He is a real charmmer and says all the right things. Fell in love with me from the first time he seen me. Says 'You belong to me' 'You are mine forever'. Sent poems and nicely written letters that are probably copy pasted from other web sites. I sent him some of my poems that I had written and they are probably being used in his scams now. Sacrey thing it I sent him photos and talked to him for two months and confided in him as if he was my bestfriend, yes he is very easy to talk to and very smooth in what he says and does.
Below is one of the pictures he sent me and the one he uses on myspaces, he has two different sites using this picture. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer ricardo d dipego
To the woman above, there are 2 posting for Ricardo, one has his middle initial d and this posting does not. I posted to both. I am so sorry to hear what happened to you.
I kept in touch with 'Michael Dipego' to see what was going to happen, knowing he was a scammer. He kept it up but was hurt that I did not offer to help him when he needed help for his daughters surgery. He wanted me to call the doctor and see what I can do (See Gordon Morris too). I said I would but of course I did not. A week goes by and we are in contact again. OK, I will play the game to see what he is up to. He says he went to Africa to be with his daughter and now they are not sure how they are going to get home because he does't have enough money. I played the game saying I had financial issues at the time. All of a sudden he said he was testing me, he and his daughter were back in Chicago and good bye forever because I am not the woman for him.
I am fortunate as I thought I fell in love with him but realized I had not and I never sent him any money either. Unfortunately he has pictures of me and that makes me scared as to what might happen with them.
I have met another man on eHarmony that is a little iffy so I will be VERY cautious after this last experience.
Thank you all on this site for sharing and helping each other!