Using the stolen pictures of Stephen Murphy, they contact through Messenger saying they are looking for his son's teacher.
However,. he likes the look of you and so, would you like to talk? So it starts.. you are being groomed.
THEN... THERE IS A HUGE PROBLEM AND HIS SON NEEDS MONEY.... he is on a ship in the ocean and can do nothing... PLEASE SEND MONEY... TO AFRICA.
(Now, if he is on a phone to you, he can send money anywhere in the world. African scammers don't use banks. They don't know how it works. BUT... banking is global. Where there is a signal, you can do banking).
HE SAYS HE WORKS FOR 'GLOBAL CONTAINER SHIPPING'... He doesn't !
THIS STARTS A SERIES OF BEGGING FOR MONEY TO BE SENT TO THE SON... Until you have had enough.
HE WILL DO A 'VIDEO'... you can't talk to him as in a proper chat.. but they play you a stolen video and you have to accept that.
YOU ARE NOT TALKING TO THE PERSON IN THE PICTURES.. These have been stolen and they are innocent of all of this. They are victims.
NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU HAVE NEVER MET IN PERSON... IT WILL ALWAYS BE A SCAM.....No matter what they tell you it is for.