The greatest downside of my social media presence

The greatest downside of my social media presence
22/04/2018 pilotpatrick
downside of my social media presence

Hello my Aviator,

last week I returned home from Dubai. I had an amazing time in this spectacular city. Through all my Aviators and the content, I am creating on my social media channels I was invited by the tourism office of Dubai to spend a luxurious vacation. I was even able to travel with friends to support me during my collaboration. Unfortunately, my social media presence does not only has positive side effects. In this blog post, I am revealing the greatest downside.

downside of my social media presence

A small selection of fake profiles


One of the greatest downsides of my social media presences is scammers. There are people, who steal my identity and create profiles with my photos to scam other users. When I first found out about it, I thought that they just want to chat and to get some love from the other end. I was greatly mistaken. My fake profiles are used to betray people and to make money out of it. Words can not describe their criminal activities on the internet. They are pathetic and I feel really sorry for all the victims. With my photos, they have managed to ruin others lives, made people commit felonies and losing thousands of Euros.

The most common fake profile names:

  • Henry Hernandez
  • Henry Prince
  • Pilot John Patrick
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Pilot Patrick Stuart
  • Patrick Nathan
  • Oscar Ronald

A clear statement: I only have one profile on Instagram and Facebook. Both are named @pilotpatrick and are verified accounts (blue mark behind the name) I am not using any dating platforms or dating apps. My private Facebook account is with my real name. I am answering to comments, but I am not replying to direct messages, because I just don’t have time for that.

downside of my social media presence

Chats I have been informed about

Watch my latest Video on YouTube

Different strategies

Victims have been reporting me their stories and it is shocking to see how clever and deceitful they operate. In the end, it is always about money and they use different strategies to scam others. I will not mention any details, but they are so well trained to make up stories and write the correct words to appear trustworthy.

Not only women have been betrayed, also men, who were seeking for a job in the cockpit. Their desperation was used to make money. The worst case I know about it deals with a woman from New Zealand who transferred over 2000$ to pay for my landings fees. I am pretty sure there are many other cases I do not know about.

downside of my social media presence

Deceitful chats with vicitims

Who is behind this?

I am always saying “they”. I can only assume, but I think that the fake profiles are created by a network. They have been using the same profile names and the same scam over an over again.

The European Union did not allow the scanning of faces online, because of data protection. This tool would recognize when a profile uses photos of a person who already exists. This would be a great advance against the fight of fake profiles. I am not the only one whose photos are being stolen. Scammers not only destroy the reputation of online platforms, but also the reputation of oneself.

downside of my social media presence

Identity cards to prove their “realness”

On the media

I am not the only one whose photos are being stolen to betray others. But my case got so extreme that the media featured me in a documentary and an online newspaper article.

Instagram and Facebook are not supporting me at all. Sometimes profiles (which are obviously fake) do not get deleted or it takes days until the profile gets removed.

How you can help me

It has been a desperate fight against the scammers because you feel so powerless. Nevertheless, I won’t stop fighting. Everday I am reporting at least 10 fake profiles and I am sure there many I am not aware of. It is great to see that there a lot of Aviators, who are highly alerted, help me reporting them.

I have been to the police and I reported several incidents, but they were not able to help me so far.

When you encounter a fake profile on any social media platform, which is using my photos and pretends to be me, please report this person immediately. Please send me the URL of the profile to as well. (Not just the pictures, I need the URL!)

Do not be naive online and always question yourself!

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Safe travels and happy landings!

Your PilotPatrick


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Preksha khanal

Pilot Patrick this is not only there is lots of fake profile with your pic I’m the victim too I never knew bout you before you’re a pilot I was talking with him since 8 months I never knew he is a fake when I found another account with your pic then I got know he is a fake he asked me 2000$ to help him but I got know he is just a scammer so I immediately stopped to chatting with him he was asking my private pics too but I never sent him any kind of picture n… Read more »

Cherry Chew

Hi Patrick, so sorry to know that there are so many scammers using your photos to scam people out there. Actually the scamming had been happening for a very long time already. And most of them were using more or less the same method to get money from the victims. They had their own stories which would be involving money in the end. So all women should be more alert when their so called friend asking to send money to them. Before being your aviator, l had actually read about all type of scamming in the newspaper and YouTube. Most… Read more »

Dung Hương Trần

Trước khi biết đến a pilotparick tôi cũng từng là một nạn nhân của việc lừa đảo tình cảm trên fb. Trang này lấy hình ảnh của anh với những đoạn video với cái tên Richard Francis. Nhưng tôi đã ko bị lừa. Và tôi bắt đầu tìm hình ảnh của a trên google để biết rõ tên a pilotparick. Chỉ với một đều là nói cho a được biết rằng hình ảnh của a đã bị kẻ xấu đem ra vụ lợi. Hiện tại đã tới Châu á Á Việt Nam .


I am sorry to hear that. Actually I am not into socmed. I use IG for a year n I made FB only for watching your livetalk that day after 7 years vacuum. I dont make friend on fb. I never join dating app too. So I dont know n dont understand about scammers. I am so selective to accept someone DM. I only have 2 male friends on my DM. 1 German friend from you who always chat with me almost everyday. N 1 friend from Seville. I understand why you hide your real name. N I hope other… Read more »


Dont let them stop you.Go for it. What ever you are going to do.We support you.Go to the top of the mountain and let world know how are you.Keep your positive energy and creat more positive story to share and creat this world.God blessed you.We will help you to report the fake account to safe and protect other ppl from the scammers!


Hi Patrick, this sucks. I have never even thought about this, but sounds scary in just a major headache. If I encounter a fake profile I will surely report it and contact you. But hope this won’t let you hold back from what you love doing! ✈️ ❤️

Shilpi arora

Thanks aloty dear friend it will really work


This is happening to me too …. I don’t have nearly as many followers as you but it is really interesting to read your experience. I am a vet and scammers take my profile, answer veterinary questions then ask for money, pretending to be me. I have consulted various social media experts on it and it seems an impossible crime to fight. I report profiles on Instagram and thankfully they get removed promptly but Facebook have refused to delete the fake accounts as it doesn’t ‘violate Facebook terms’ which I think is utterly ridiculous and quite insulting to all the… Read more »

Roura Ogata

I took a pilot who lives in Australia from the counterfeit using the real Patrick’s photo to LINE, but after finding Patrick with IG, it can be said that a fake man and Patrick are in different places I understand. He ceased to exist. I asked in real Patrick’s facebook DM. (At that time I did not read Patrick’s article, so I did not know that I should not use DM.) He said he did not tell me I do not know. That man is Cheatman. I go to the police. I was told that he finally understood what he… Read more »

Neria Cairns

G’day angel face, I hope you don’t mind me to say, before I bump in to you as an aviator , I was a victim of this fake person ( scammer ) Pilot Patrick Stuart MacPherson , a Pilot from British airways from London, I hope you never forget , I reported it to you after I blocked him , but in case it might happen again that I hope it won’t , but for instance or just in case if a scammer might appear to me again , how can I get thier link or URL if the website… Read more »

Bobby Damiano Corley

Hi Pilot Patrick!

Unless you were the one that texted me on Google Hangouts earlier today, you went by the name J. And your screen name was Williams Jameson Patrick. Please verify this!

Bobby Damiano Corley

Shilpi arora

Bobby mam
they are scammers they all are using Patrick’s pics u have to send the link that fake profiles
U have seen this link

artanti wulan sari

Hi Patrick… I learned from today incident that your identity is used to scamm people, and I almost become one of the victim. Nothing serious happened. Your photos and identity as a pilot is used in Facebook by account name Michael Scott. I’ve found out that they fake because of their own mistake, they messed with the wrong woman. I’ve already blocked them. But I’m afraid they won’t stop doing scammer to anyone else. I appreciate your bravery and I support you in preventing the occurrence of many victims of fraud or scammer. May Allah always protect you and show… Read more »

Li Liang

Mr. Patrick, I am afraid you would have to add one more fake identity on that list, Haha…Not long ago, several of your photos showed up in my email under the name of Karl George Lake, a 37-year-old British man with Petroleum Geology by profession. The scammer is so smart and prepared as he downloaded your photos that you actually took in London. With detailed introduction and text, I even felt his sincerity and honesty (I won’t blame myself because I don’t know you and never saw your pictures). Fortunately, a little bit smarter than the scammer, I found out… Read more »

Rebecca Medrano

Dear Patrick I have been chatting with this person for 4 months now. I have fallen in love with him he has asked me for my hand in marriage and I have accepted. All his pictures he sends me are of you. I’ve asked him if he was Pilot Patrick and he said yes. My name is Rebecca Medrano I’m from Texas USA and you can reach me. Honey am sorry if its really is you? I just felt I needed to say something. Cus you are finding excuses not to come to me. He said he was coming in… Read more »

Rebecca Medrano

Hi Patrick my name is Rebecca back in February 10, 2018 I meet a man online by the name of Erwin John on OkCupid online date site. We have been texting for so long by the time you know I had falling in love with him. He could quote bible scriptures he was very encouraging always with a positive attitude. Then by May 19 I found out those pictures he sent me had been yours. So on the 20th I questioned him and he asked how I found him out but I did not give him an answer but he… Read more »


My friend just told me about her story. The guy named henry Hernandez scammed her for about $5000. This happened very recently.


hello … I’m sorry I did not know you or followed you before but when my sister was almost tricked by her scemmer by using the new name Henry Abraham I started looking for you because that secemmer uses your face to love and money


If you have lost funds to any form of scams. Be it investment or romance scam, I think its time to look for professional help as the Government and Police cant help to get your hard earned money back. Reach out to swiftwelthrecoveryatgmailcom


I am talking to this scammer on my phone now haha. so funny that I am aware of this guys is playing with me. He hasn’t mentioned about any money or something. I want this scammer to pay for the sin, but there is no any chance if he is not online I found him out anymore. right?
Maybe just stop to talk to him? It is not fair… Any idea guys??

I have been a victim of binary option scams, that almost ruined my life till i was able to recover some of my lost funds with the help of a company with a good reputation. I am more than happy to share my story with as many people that need help out there.

Dr. Uzma Ata

Patrick one of my friend. Was victimzed by a scammer but fortunately she was saved as she was about to transfer 1500$ and I alerted her on time. But the emotional torture she suffered was extremely painful. She was betrayed in the name of love. I suggest u to please put a watermark on your photos so that it become useless for the scammers


I am victim of scammer of fake Patrick. They were on Tinder dating website to hunt target
I am Japanese, scammer are do not care who we are or in any situations. I am single parent of two disability children and seeking genuine relationships, but this scammer wasn’t good at it and I found out scammer before I pay any money.
Your faker is seriously everywhere
Reaching to Asia, targeting whoever especially dasparate single mom.

Lauren Truong

Hi PilotPatrick.
I was the current one of victim. I’ve been talked to the scammer whos try to take under ur name and cheated me out. But thats lucky i already found out about u before he wanna asked me for money. But he did talking so sweet about the Love to me….Now i just felt so dissapointed…:(


I just want to let you know that I think someone is using your pictures name Oscar and he is scamming my friend rhaji.


Sorry, my name: Duong Thanh Trang. I’m from Vietnam. And I’m having trouble from your handsome image. From a scammer on FB, they used your image. They are worsening your image. I lost $ 1000. And I didn’t expect the money to come back to me. But I hope, you will find a way, try to prevent scammers who have used your image to steal the hearts of honest women and believe in true love. I have all the links, pictures of them. But I do not know how to find fraudsters and denounce them. I hope you will help… Read more »


Sorry, I’m from Vietnam. And I’m having trouble from your handsome image. From a scammer on FB, they used your image. They are worsening your image. I lost $ 1000. And I didn’t expect the money to come back to me. But I hope, you will find a way, try to prevent scammers who have used your image to steal the hearts of honest women and believe in true love. I have all the links, pictures of them. But I do not know how to find fraudsters and denounce them. I hope you will help me, help those who are… Read more »

Joy Knowles

Patrick The Pilot, just letting you know your new fake name is Patrick Chukwuma nwanna, that’s right! You heard correctly! Some guy from Africa posing as you and asks no for money as well, using your photos. I checked that name for criminal report and found just tha a criminal!

Elisabeth Andresen

I am so sorry this has happened to you.
But I’m afraid you have to add another name to your list. There is a guy on Facebook that goes by the name of Ali Haganas (40yrs) who says he is from Sweden and that are using your pictures.
This guy contacted and befriended my mother, who is in her mid-60s and not so tech-savvy. Thank you for making a post about this problem, so that people have a chance to figure out this scam.
Kind regards

Elisabeth Andresen

I am so sorry this has happened to you.
But I’m afraid you have to add another name to your list. There is a guy on Facebook that goes by the name of Ali Haganas (40yrs) who says he is from Sweden and that are using your pictures.
This guy contacted and befriended my mother, who is in her mid-60s and not so tech-savvy. Thank you for making a post about this problem, so that people have a chance to figure out this scam.
Kind regards from Norway

Bernadette Palmroth

Hello Patrick, sorry I Was also attacked by a hacker for 2 month. He used to chatt on Whatsapp with me.He also promised to marry me. He Was going to visit me soon. One day he ask me for 2000usd. When i Said, sorry I dont have that amount of money. He beged me for it. When I Said ok, can we video chatt. He Said oh you dont belive me etc etc. Then I knew be Was cheating People. Then I found your pictures. I Was shocked and wondering. In this world you cannot trust anyone. He is very… Read more »

Gary Maas

I was scammed for $3500 and an attempt at $30,000. This was after a 3 month period of emails and pics from “pilot”…now they want me to pay $20,000 to license the name and images. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!

wilby Jones

I am a fan of yours on all platform and it has shocked me to read that this kind of thing happens. I hope one day you and the victims of these crimes will find a way to stop it


Hola piloto Patrick, eres una perdona maravillosa y emprendora. Lamento tanto que la gente inescrupulosa se aproveche de tu buena amigan. Yo estuve a punto de caer en estafa por parte de un señor q se hace pasar por ti. Dure hablando con el aproximadamente 2 meses, pero empecé a pensar como un hombre comontu necesita estar en una aplicación de citas. Asi que decidí empezar a investigar y efectivamente me tope con todos estos miles de perfiles falsos en todas las redes sociales y el numero del que me.escribían provenia de nigeria. Decidí denunciar pero desafortunadamente no hay muchas… Read more »


How i wish I had seen your photos or read your blog earlier so that the scammer would not have gotten his way.. Just to let u know pilot patrick, he is still out there cheating woman’s feeling and money.. you may think woman are naive.. perhaps we really are but that is because the photos that he showed was your real personal photos.. which really felt convincing that he is really the person in the photo.. that is the real down side and ugly side of social media


And you are so right to say is ‘they’, located all over the world.. Is definitely a syndicate.. Their new strategy is not to ask money from you directly, but said he send gifts to you and get someone to pose as custom to inform you that there are valuables in the parcel and ask you for tax payment.. I know I am silly to have believe.. Pilot Patrick, just wish to know, did you post your personal photos (in causal clothes at home or even bare top in bed) anywhere in the social media? It was those photos that… Read more »


Hi Patrick , my name is Florina and I am from Romania . I’m seding you this message to say that a man named Ryan Nicholas stole your identity . Ryan Nicholas said he is 38 years old and lives in Austin Texas and is a TXXA member pilot. And has instagram(nicholas_ ryan1983). I wich he took pictures of you from instagram but after 2 days he delected his account. Including whatsapp profile picture from your instragram. he send me pictures of you pretinding to be him. I wanted to know this you want to do with this person. The… Read more »


Hello Pilot Patrick. I really enjoy following you on social media. I too was scammed like a year ago, he claimed his name was Patrick he was “German” but curiously enough did not know how to speak in German. The guy was surprised when I found your pictures on instagram. He denied everything. It is so sad that people use your image to scam ladies. Just today I found one profile with your picture. His name is Michael Scott. I wanted to share his picture here for everyone to be warned. The profile says he lives in California. His profile… Read more »


Hi Mr.pilotpatrick I’m weng from Philippines I wanted to share to u that I been chatted one of ur stunning photo… the scammer used it.. he’s used ur picture for scam.. he registered in dating site… He didn’t used any name… He told me his Patrick beideemkapp… When he gave his name..I search that name in Instagram…but the scammer so brilliant..he knows everything to u…, One day he wanted me go shopping ect. I said no.. and then he got mad on me.. I told to him that ur not real. And I make lie that i already sent msg… Read more »

Diana Lara

hello dear pilot Patrick, I’m from Mexico and I do not speak English, and even then an individual contacted me on Facebook, he behaved very kind and romantic, but I thought it was strange that after a few days I would eliminate the profile, I used the name Palerus Patrick, and in gmail as Russell Patrick, and if it is of any help the phone number you use is +380 50 919 7413. Fortunately I am very distrustful and I started to investigate, was upset when I confronted him but I was convinced that it was false because he did… Read more »


Hello, unfortunatelly there are a lot of account with your pictures on Speaky. Its Language exchange community. Every day almost i reported some cheaters there, two or three with your picture.


I have some screen shot from Speaky with your pictures, but I can’t add here.

Carlos Burton

Hello Mr. Patrick I’ll keep your real name a secret as well so I’ll just call you Mr. Patrick. The Mr. is what I call all gentleman. Hey I unfortunately I am going through a really difficult time with my wife, She has this fantastic idea that you your self is sending her 30,000$ US dollars. But first she thinks you are asking her to pay for customs tags that cost 500$ and 4,000$ for taxes. The 500$ I just recently found out she paid already and now she told me that you need the additional 4,000$ for the international… Read more »

Carlos Burton

Hello Mr. Patrick i know why youve been met with such advertise in the foght to stop the scammers. I learned this real quick by fighting for my wifes. She has a mental illness that makes her an easy target. Her name is Reiko Burton and i am her husband. It has been really hard this last few months but i fear itll get worse till the end. She truly believes it is you asking for money. Sha has already given the scummers almost 3,000$ and is asking for more. It is so bad she would prefer our kids to… Read more »

Carlos Burton

My wife does not believe you because she want to see your pictures of your real family and why did you showed her a picture of a chandelier