I met this character who was imposing as a member of an Athletic Club by virtue of being seated in the member's lounge watching a Sunday afternoon foot ball game.
He told me he was a past owner of a computer firm. Sold it for $10 million and used the money to buy a recovered sunken treasure of Mexican Gold. He said, he was hoarding that money for his nieces. He first claimed to have played for the Miami Dolphins for 6 years. He also told me of his talents as a graphic artist and Merchant Marine Sea Captain.
Later, he told me he had no place to stay and was sneaking into a laundromat and sleeping there. Foolishly I attempted to help. First, he was very worried about his possessions, which filled my trunk and back seat, because he was evicted from the mission.
I took him to my family's restaurant and fed him well. He said he would do the restaurant's website to prove his abilities in exchange for another meal and a night in a local hotel.
h*o had no computer, so all the work was done on my wife's computer. He said she had issues with the computer. She know computers and claims he created the problems to create an impression that he was rescuing her.
He arranged for a web site with a host using my credit card. I did not know he was illegally registering the site in his name.
Later, I asked him to voluntarily relinquish the site to me as it was mine because I paid for it, he asked for $10,000.
This followed his last attempt to get another $20.00 from me late one night. I told him he either was lying about his football career and $10 Million in gold or he was very stupid or insane or possibly both. This drove him berserk and he bagan to attack my character etc.
I wish this man no harm and only place this as a warning to others who might fall for his very sympathetic nature. He is as far as I can tell in need of mental health.
He cannot finish a job or does not work with the finish in sight.
Had he not the absolute gumption to attempt to extort $10,000 for the domain name, I would have not posted this.
Gordon B Consumer Advocate