LUCAS DAAN is not someone who has come under our radar before but while we are short of the additional information we know he is romance scamming.
Please refer to our advice page:
and to this page introduction:
PROFILE INFORMATION FOR BOTH :
Works at CATECHIST
Studied at Delft University of Technology
We can’t tell you a lot but what we do have is useful information.
In the space of 5 weeks since the 23rd July 2018 he has fallen in love fast and proposed marriage to someone in the Phillipines who he has never met.
He got her off Facebook site safety and onto Viber and apparently uses a fake webcam video.
He told her that they are going to get married in the court (civil) as that would be faster in facilitating her papers to join him in Netherlands and after 1 year she would follow him there and eventually get married in the church.
For some reason he is spending time in Malaysia and will fly to Manila on 1st September, but before that date he didn’t have a ticket.
“He is due to arrive in the Philippines this Saturday. I asked my friend about his plane ticket and she said that he got ticket from Amsterdam to Malaysia and he’ll buy his ticket to the Philippines when he arrives in Malaysia”
He sent her a fake ticket that appears to be just a part of a booking, so we have a specimen of a real ticket.
He claims to be religious but we found out he does not work for Catechism Magazine.
A month later on 25th August he made an identical profile the victim knew nothing about. He has another, different, victim.
From a helper:
“I contacted Catechist magazine to ask if he works for them, and HR wrote me back and said “No such employee.”
A friend of mine was contacted by a man named Lucas Daan who is soliciting her for money. He claims to be employed by your magazine. Just want to make sure he’s legitimate and not using your magazine’s name to make himself sound legitimate. I want to make sure she is not being scammed.
I do not know of anyone in our employ by that name. I am cc’ing our HR rep who may contact you further.
Editor, Catechist Magazine
Mary XXX <XXX@bayard-inc.com>
No employee by that name
It seems that the scammer would have been intending to ask his victim to pay for the ticket. She could easily have lost at least £600 in an Advance Fee Fraud. He could also have been ” Robbed on the way to airport”, “Detained by hotel manager who kept his passport for unpaid bill”, “Arrested by Customs for trying to smuggle out money and jewellery for his beloved wife””. All of which would be solved by making a money transfer by Western Union or MoneyGram. You could make up your own sum of money the victim could potentially lose.
SAMPLE OF REAL TICKET TO COMPARE
DON’T GO OFF SITE SAFETY WITH SOMEONE YOU DO NOT KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT.
IN 5 WEEKS, YOU CAN’T PLAN TO GET MARRIED TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE NEVER MET.
NEVER SEND MONEY TO A STRANGER ON THE INTERNET, FOR ANY REASON AT ALL.
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