Romance Scam/Loan Scam: Joe Raven

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Romance Scam
Loan Scam

 Joe Raven

                (African scammer located in Australia)   


Skype: jraven127


Phone numbers: (+ 61) 0288805144

mobile, Sidney, Australia

                                   (+1) 9102398626

Number billable as landline number
Country or destination United States
City or exchange location Wrightsville Beach, NC
Original network provider* Nuvox Communications


Website:  FAKE!

Reported by Scampolice Group for shutting down



“Hello my name is (name removed) from (location removed). I think I ‘m out for a cheater and a scammer again. Can you help me check him up. I met him on a dating site called and he seems very serious from the beginning. But after a while he is right now telling me that he is in Dubai doing business for his company.

I talked with him on Skype under the name jraven127. He had an e-mail  I have got several e-mails that I have saved”




Age: 56
Location: Stockholm

Skype ID: jraven127 (Joe Raven)



Skype Name jraven127
Full name Joe Raven
Gender Male
Location Australia


Messages on a mailbox:

Message N 1:

From:: "Joe Raven" 
Date: XX March 2017 
Subject: Re: Joe from meetic

Hello, and how are you today,Though I know that It’s hard to put down in words what you think you may be looking for in someone; because sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you stumble across it in the dark and stub your toes on it. Obviously you want to meet someone who has similar interests, hobbies, views, etc so there is some compatibility. Yet, on the other hand, if you are so similar wouldn’t that be kind of boring? Everyone needs their own interests, likes/dislikes, hobbies, views, etc because its these things that make us unique. I’m looking for someone who is also caring, honest, lovely, trustful, optimistic, cool and considerate. A woman I can trust and depend on to be loyal. Who can give love as well as receive love.

Someone to enjoy life with, hopefully, the rest of it. Someone who is very optimistic and puts equal energy into work, love and play with an honest soul would be what I am looking for. I am looking for a woman who also loves,and can show the love she has to me, I will love to meet a woman who not take my love for her as granted. I will love to meet the right woman I can spend the rest of my life with, a woman who is ready to get along with the right nice man , It’s hard to put down in words what you think you may be looking for in someone, I am honest, loyal, faithful, trusting, kind, caring, loving and fun, with a compassionate and generous nature. Some time I have a wild adventurous side of me, I definitely have morals and integrity but some time its guide my behavior in some ways or another . I want you to also know that i don’t play games with a person heart or their feelings. I am very ambitious and intelligent, I also have a wonderful attitude about life. I have a wonderful sense of humor. I can easily adapt to most situations. I love to explore new things, catch a movie, or read a book, I enjoy in sharing a meaningful, intimate conversation with my partner. I believe in communication, honest, trust and respect are very important in any relationship I’m involved in. I am a very romantic, affectionate, sensuous and very passionate gentleman.


Message N 2:

From:: "Joe Raven"  
Date: XX March 2017 
Subject: Re

you are beautiful. (name removed) it’s my pleasure to have the chance in corresponding with you, I think I should be able to say what I have in my mind rather than hiding my dignity , I found you very polite and I will find a great pleasure in communicating with you , You seems to be a woman with a great personality, I have more confidence to say more and more to you , If we own a special moment for each other , us because I know in all communication is very important .

Life and Its experience has been a great master for some couples of years back. It is not easy searching for life mate. To find the best woman/man who has similar interest, similar point of view and all things we need to know about the other partner, is all by steps of slow processes and trying to understand each other. I am a kind of cool and gently man in nature, I tend to learn and listen a lot to my partner because I believe two head is better than one. I am honest and caring, this have been what I am from the cradle. I am also happy to know, I am friendly, simple and having very friendly sense of humor.I am interested in honesty and truth, I want to understand a woman in my life and want her to understand me the same way. We can only get to know each other if we can understand and trust each other. Love and Marriage are SIBLINGS.. There is no how you can marry without loving: so to me is to love. To find someone to love this time it by trusting.

 i also think that to trust is by understand everything we share. We are not equal in all but we can be equal in just what we want. Life and its experience has been teaching a lot to trust and never to trust but we all want to trust, because we know what to trust when we understand. So now if anyone wants a future partner must trust and be honest to each other. we can only trust each other when we understand our ways.All I am trying to say here, I think they are not too obscure to you. well if you get back to me I will try to let you know the best of it all. I am such a caring and open-minded man, I have a lot to give and never want to stop. So I want to take my time to fall in love, LOVE is not a magic but it wonderful. We all need love because it is good to love and to be loved because nobody wants to be hurt after loving. It is not easy to go back again to start finding someone to love. I hope to hear from you and talk before I leave for my flight

Joe xxx



Message N 3:

From:: "Joe Raven"
Date: XX March 2017 
Subject: Re:

have arrive in Dubai and I just got connected to their wifi. I love your picture From (location removed) you sent me. you are beautiful. (name removed)  I want to know that i want to love once and that is forever. I care to go any length to make the woman in my life happy, grateful, comfortable, feel better inside and outside, I don’t care what other people say when I am in love because I know I must have done the necessary assignment before falling in love and once I fall in love, I GO BACK NO MORE.. I want to love like never have any option to stop. Pls try to understand all my perspectives… There are just some axiom of love. Searching for life mate it is not by what we say but by how we trust and understand each other. There is no marriage without Love, and there is no love without honesty and trust, as there is no honesty and trust without no understanding…..

But the major is to have the full COMMUNICATION. The more we communicate the better we understand each other, the stronger we trust each other, the perfect we love each other, and the lasting we marry each other. I am not perfect but I will prove the perfection when I have a honest and trusting woman in my life to spend the rest of my life with. I don’t discriminate any woman. I am searching for all woman but I just want one. I don’t double date, I don’t cheat, I don’t lie and I am one woman man who have a lot to give. I will always love to compromise, spend time together and share the whole world together is peace and love….I hope to talk to you soon when you finish work




Message N 4:

From:: "Joe Raven" 
Date: XX March 2017 
Subject: Re:

Sweetheart your letter keeps chilling me up with hopes and thoughs of a future plans .At this very moment I am sitting here dreaming and fantasizing about how nice it would be for you to be near, where I could do what I enjoy most and that is being able to romance the special one I have in my life…

        In me sweetheart you are going to find the most passionate, loving and romantic man you have ever met. There are very few promises in life but this is one of them!. ROMANCE is the key to my happiness and to my heart and soul!. It is the single biggest reason I am single today is because I have yet to find a woman who will romance me with the passion of there heart and be a giver of there love, and not just a taker. I am a man who is very committed to the special woman I am sharing my heart and soul with. I totally dedicate and devote my life totally to this person 24/7, for she is my queen and it is my belief that as long as she is my queen, God would want me to treat her as such, by putting her on a pedestal that is reserved only for a queen and showing her with an endless amount of affection, attention, passion, and unconditional love. It is my duty as a follower of the word of God to be his provider, providing for her emotional, mental, and sexual needs. It is my responsibility as her king to take any problems and stress that she has in his life and put it on my shoulders to free her of it, for I am a man and her king!. My shoulders are bigger so it is my obligation to carry the burdens he has in life on them, allowing her to have a healthy mind, body, and heart and soul at all times. I love and cherish this role sweetheart, and it is because I love it so much, that I feel God has a role for everyone in life, and his chosen role for me is to be a excellent husband, father, and family man, because of the way I live my life, and because of my passion to be a great lover and family man, in addition to the passion I have for children. I believe children play a big part in my life.

 Dear you are really going to be in for a big surprise as you get to know and understand me as my words mean nothing compared to my action.

Your Soldier Of Mercy

Joe xxx

Message N 5:

From:: "Joe Raven"  
Date: XX March 2017 
Subject: Re:

baby I just want to thank you for finding time to text me and ask if I am okay. Thanks a lot, my baby. But there’s this something that you have said that I can’t get out of my mind this morning, even after that conversation we had. And it goes like this… “I’m scared ….”

Baby, listen, I love you; I love you so much that I can do and give up everything just for you. I can accept everything because I really love you, God knows, words are not enough to describe how much I love you so, but then it doesn’t mean that because I love you that much I’m going’ to be possessive or whatever. (name removed) the love I have for you is the kind of love that doesn’t expect or ask for anything in return. I’m not trying to force, or expect you to love me the way I love you; I am not expecting that you will love me with same intensity. You, being there at my side, knowing that you care for me, and hearing you whispering “I love you…” are more than enough, and they mean the world to me.

You know what? I’m reading between the lines … “I’m scared …” Now, I got the message within. You are scared ’cause you might be thinking that how you can get out of this relationship just in case you don’t want it anymore, you are afraid that you might hurt me. You are afraid thinking that I can’t accept just in case you don’t love me anymore. But just like what I wrote above, I love you so much that I CAN ACCEPT EVERYTHING. And I will tell you again, (name removed), I love you so much but I am not expecting anything in return ….

‘Till then, please take care of yourself

Joe xxx

Message N 6:

From:: "Joe Raven"  
Date: XX March 2017 
Subject: Re:

I want you to share these with you,and tell me what you think by advising on what to do,On my Good (Merchandise) I have four Containers which where to be Sold for ( US$1.3 Million Dollar ) And I have Four Containers to be sold to my Customers..So here what I am trying to say Is that,I have Two Part of a Party..

  (1) A PRIVATE COMPANY WAS INTERESTED TO BUY THE FOUR CONTAINERS FOR THE RATE OF (US$1.3 Million Dollar ),FOR EACH OF THE CONTAINERS …. And Is ready to Pay everything In cash or Transfer my payment to my Account and I will be less worried ….


But i think If i Sold the Goods ( MERCHANDISE ) To a private Company which is ready to Pay the (US$1.3 Million Dollar  ) for each other of containers,I will gain much on it,But If I intend to sell the Container for the Joint Company,I will not gain much as I think I will ..

This is why I am confuse,And I want you to advice me on what to do,You sincere advice will do alot of goods to me as my wife..

I have mean-while Invested on these Merchandise and I have spent alot on the Goods to got to the Sea-Port from Japan .. So I did not want to Loss …

Message N 7:

From:: "Joe Raven" 
Date: XX March 2017 
Subject: It Takes Two

Hey, Baby! When I first met you I had no idea that we would end up like this. We had no business starting a relationship with one another, but were foolish and did it anyway. I knew that when you video chat with me and I looked into your eyes that you were the one for me. The one I was put on this earth for. You are my soul mate! I was hoping and praying that you had even the tiniest bit of the same feelings as I did. When you told me that you loved me I was beside myself with joy. You are going to make a wonderful wife, and there is nothing I would love more than to be your husband.

 I know it’s hard times at the moment and it feels like we have hit rock bottom. But I know we can get through it even though we are far apart we can make it better again. I just want you around I will always be here for you. Baby, we all have faults but if we didn’t we wouldn’t be human! (name removed)  i just want you to know that I will always be by your side loving you and supporting you in whatever it is you want to do in life.

hugs and kisses

Joe  xoxox

Message N 8:

From:: "Joe Raven"  
Date: XX March 2017 
Subject: Don't give up, let's work it out

Good morning my queen,i hope you had a nice night rest,….i am sitting down here thinking about us and i know things are hard right now, and they seem to just be a big blurry mess. But I don’t blame you for any of it. I know this is my faults so I don’t expect you to say or do anything. I know that we are trying to fix all the screwed up things in our lives right now, and I hope we do get to make everything all better again.I am only truly happy when I am with you. Your presence just lights up my world. Everything I am and everything I have is dependant upon you.

You are everything to me and I love you with all my heart. I hope I can learn to open up to you and let you know how I feel. I also hope that you will be able to recognize when something is wrong. But no matter what we do or where we go, I will love you. I will always love you, Baby. You mean the world to me, and I hope that things will go back to normal.

Love always,

Joe xxx

Message N 9:

From:: "Joe Raven"
Date: XX March 2017
Subject: I NEED YOU

First, if I may, I do not want you to be angry.  It serves no purpose and please allow me the opportunity to clarify.  Please don’t infer that I am something other than a gentlemen as that is truly who I am.  There is no need to be upset with me.  I am asking because I felt a connection with you and thought perhaps I was safe in doing so.  If you feel that all I have shared with you was not true……I would hope not…..but should you feel a little bit different because of my question…..I hope you would think again.  I am a very honest man who cares about others more than myself.  I have, many times in my life, been there for people who I just met and with all due confidence, have never been strayed.  Not one time.  I believe there are a lot of good people on this earth and I trust that God will always direct me to them.  I place my trust in many who I have just met and I care about them.  You can tell that I am a man that is in tune with his feelings unlike most.  I give and help when I can and it always come back to me in some sort of fashion.  And, I am not a greedy man.  Getting into my financial background serves no purpose.  I would never ask that of you nor would I expect to share that with anyone.  But this is what I can freely explain to you.

I felt I had a true connection with you.  I felt that I found someone I could trust and share life’s riches.  If asking for help, and may I again stress….”a loan”, has made you uncomfortable I apologize.  I did not want to make you feel that way.  I have feelings also.  So, if you can’t or are unwilling to accept my request due to you thinking “I am a gentlemen”, I am sorry.  I am feeling disappointed and  a bit bewildered.  I thought we had more but perhaps we don’t.  I thought I was showing and sharing more than I have anyone else but I may be wrong.  I was trusting more as that is who I am!.  Again, there is no need to be angry at me.  I just have no other recourse but to ask.  I am totally without funds and if you feel you do not want to loan me this, then I have been totally mistaken by our trust in communication.  I am very sorry.  If you can find it within yourself to help someone like me then I would be most grateful.

I await for your response.

Love Always



FAKE Documents used by the scammer:


 “Custom Receipt”


   “Tax Payment Receipt”


“Warehouse Receipt”

Joe Raven (with )


Joined on March 2017


FAKE Website: FAKE Website!

Reported by Scampolice Group for shutting down


FAKE Website!

 Home Page:

Joe Raven Merchandise LLC

One Stop Shop For All Oil Tools and Refineries Equipment.


What We Do

We deal in (buying and selling) oil tools and refineries equipment for all the major oil companies in the world

Fluid Equipment

We supply quality fluid equipment to enhance your productivity

Mining, Oil Drilling & Equipment

We have latest equipment across our Store Locations

Gas Flow Equipment

We are simply the best supplier in the industry

About Us:

FAKE Website!

About Us:

Established in 1990, Joe Raven Merchandise deals in complete oil mill plants and related equipment, in the import and export of various mechanical products, and in engaging in external economic and technical cooperation. Its turnover in 2008 reached US$ 12 million. Through a highly efficient administrative system and professional experience, JRM has exported complete oil mill projects and general oil mill machinery and oil extraction machinery to over 50 countries and regions. Years of practical experience has helped us accumulate capital, talent, technology, and managerial proficiency. A highly efficient administrative system and professional experience has accelerated our success. Furthermore, we have senior engineers and former professors on our technical consultant team to advise the entire process of our projects.

We respond to all customers’ inquiries, questions and requirements promptly. Great service, superior quality, competitive prices and time delivery is our business concept. We cooperate on the basis of equality and mutual benefit with partners abroad. Through hard work we aim to become number one in this field. We sincerely hope to become your trusted supplier and partner.


FAKE Website!

Our Portfolio:

Over the years we have made an impacts in the industry, we have involved in many mega projects across the globe


FAKE Website!

Joe Raven: CEO & Founder:

   “Joe Raven”

PHOTOSHOPPED Picture used by scammer!

Lawrence Lane: Procurement Director:


Lois Clark: Operation Supervisor:


About the real person :

Julian Fernandez


Marian Dixon: Support Manager:


About  the real person:

Shivanie Tulp



FAKE Website!

“Feedback from our clients”

JSC Severstal

It was awesome experience working JRM, they paid attention to details .

(EVRAZ Group S.A.) Moscow

Joe Raven Merchandise is a trusted partner in the industry.

UGMK Holding

A trusted buyer and supplier of oil, mining and refineries equipment.


Contact us:

FAKE Website!

“Thank you for your interest in Joe Raven Merchandise LLC. Our customer service representatives will be happy to provide any additional information you might need. If you have any questions.”


Australia branch address: 27 cessnock, 2325 nsw Australi

USA branch: 25 Daytona Beach Florida 32114 USA

Australia phone number: 0288805144

      USA phone number: 9102398626






The site  given at the bottom of the list has nothing to do with the scam.  The scammer just added it to appear more real.


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