Marc Gervais

Marc Gervais is well known in Quebec, Canada. His photos are used a lot on fake profiles

Marc GervaisMarc Gervais is a renowned lecturer in Quebec, Canada. He even has its own website. On this website, he is described as follows:

Marc Gervais is one of most sought professional speakers in Quebec. Author of five bestselling books and former policeman, he talks to his audience in a direct language and with a kind of humor he only has.

Marc manages to thrill his audience in a very special way and leaves no one indifferent. To date, he presented his lectures to over 500 000 people.

marc gervaisLess known outside Canada, many women looking for love on the internet have already been scammed by crooks who used photos of Marc Gervais to create fake profiles on dating sites.

It starts with a trivial contact to a lonely woman from a man seeking for love. Then a more or less period of seduction begins. Once seduced by the fake Marc Gervais, victims are asked to send money under the pretext of an accident or sudden drama. This is a typical romance scam process.

Once again, scammers have chosen to spoof photos of a man between two ages. A man able to seduce many women looking for love. Marc Gervais smiles on almost all his pictures, which inspires confidence and the joy of living of this man.

marc gervaisMany pictures of him and his daughter are also circulating. His photos are an asset to the crooks who can play the history of a man abandoned with his daughter by his ex wife or a widower who is raising his daughter.

But in both cases, the scammers play with the feelings of their victims by involving the one who is probably the daughter of Marc Gervais, the real one.

So if someone has contacted you with such pictures, be sure that this is a scam !

28 thoughts on “Marc Gervais

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    Eva K

    April 25, 2016 at 12:48am

    4/24/16
    I am on Match.com and someone used Mr. Gervais picture to setup profile. This person communicated with me for 2 weeks and sent me 6 pictures of him and his daughter. Also, he wanted to extort money from me using the guilty/romantic fillings but he didn’t succeeded. Today I checked Match.com and there is new profile with different name using again Mr. Gervais picture.
    I reported this to Match.com and local FBI office.

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    Jeannine

    June 30, 2016 at 5:23am

    long887 approached me on match with a picture of Marc and I reported it to Match. The guy sent me photos of Marc and his daughter, said he was widowed, and then when I saw his photo was fake, found several profiles on Google Plus. Andre Richard Bolt on Match, Damien Rousseau, and other names on Google.
    Marc has a ton of photos on his page.

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    Denise

    July 3, 2016 at 4:45pm

    I have been talking to this guy for the past few weeks.
    I had a feeling something was not right. He suddenly got called away to South Africa for a construction project, he took his daughter, he gave me a story about how she lost his luggage full of electronics and how he really needs them for the sake of his project. Today he asked me if I could pick up the things and send them to him and he would in turn pay me for them. Ha I immediately went to search the email address and found all the information in regards to this scam. I would never have sent anything like electronics to a total stranger I am glad he asked me to do that because that is exactly what made me search even more.

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    Marthie

    July 31, 2016 at 12:56pm

    A man named Andre Hummels sweet talked for 2 weeks now.
    Sending me photos of him and his daughter, but my son said I must be very careful of catfishing, then I checked the photos against the internet and found that I was scammed…

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    Loly

    August 23, 2016 at 4:44pm

    Yo también tengo varios meses de conversaciones con una persona que se ha hecho pasar por el verdadero Sr. Gervais con sus fotografías y las de su hija, en mi caso su nombre era Antoine Guillou, yo soy una persona muy sensible a las necesidades de los demás, y después de tantas horas de conversaciones y buenas palabras, he caído en su trampa enviándole varias cantidades de dinero para diferentes situaciones de aparente necesidad para él y su hija. El me buscó en Facebook. Quiero hacer éste comentario para advertir a posibles víctimas, que no confíen en nadie y qué se lo piensen muy bien antes de entablar amistad con un desconocido. Gracias por darme ésta oportunidad para contar mi experiencia.

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    Chris

    October 1, 2016 at 3:19am

    I have also been chatting with this fake person POF with these pics.
    Did not get around to asking for money yet. Spoke with him, definitely Nigerian. Claims to be a widow called Roland, raising a 12 year old daughter called Sharon. A lot of romantic BS!

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    Nancy

    November 6, 2016 at 3:14pm

    Realmente, Marc Gervais en su tiempo libre, y para ganar dinero hace este tipo de estafas.
    Yo hablé directamente con él vía skype y sí he comprobado que es el Impostor. Nadie creería que este tipi, usa su físico para jugar con los sentimientos de los demás. Así mismo juega con la vida de su hija.

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    Brenda king

    November 11, 2016 at 1:41am

    Same thing happened to me.
    Been talking with “Randy Woodland” for two weeks. Found him on pof and he started telling me he was in love with me after 3 days.. red flag! He was widowed and had a 12 year old daughter named Sharon. He had his own company which got hacked into, that’s why I couldn’t find it in the internet. Red flag! He had two other profiles on pof and I created an alias account with a different pic, he contacted me twice with two different profiles ! Red flag !! I confronted him on it when I sent him the pic of Marc Gervais. He deleted me instantly.

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    Pam

    December 25, 2016 at 11:21pm

    For me he was Stephane Beaurain… Same procedure… detected the fake today.

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    Marlene basiletti

    January 1, 2017 at 2:14pm

    I have been scammed by a man called Herve DEMARCO using this same picture of MARC GERVAIS.
    I have unfortunately just found this out. He has been scamming me for the last nine months. I am devastated. He says he is now in France. He contacted me on Facebook, then moved to messenger, then to Skype. I want to warn all those poor victims like myself.

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      Alison Burt

      February 28, 2017 at 3:31pm

      Hi Marlene
      I think it is a gang of people doing this scam as the messages sent to me are not consistent as in sometimes the grammar is better than others and the person often calls himself the wrong name.
      Did you report this to anyone?

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        Marlene

        May 21, 2017 at 4:06pm

        hi alison, i reported it to action fraud. also facebook.
        my case seems to differ. it is more consistent. always seems the same person. intelligent. good french. articulate. i have also made it clear, no more money, but still persists. swears undying love and wants to come to my home.

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    Cheryl Santiago

    January 14, 2017 at 11:58pm

    Omg! I just found out a man calling himself Greg Walter using Marc Gervais’ photo’ has been scamming me for 10 months! He met me on Facebook & quickly moved to texting. I am out over 45,000.00. I feel stupid & hurt.

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      Alison Burt

      February 28, 2017 at 3:28pm

      Cheryl, please don’t feel stupid these people do this for a job and are good at it. did you report it to anyone

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      Marlene Basiletti

      May 17, 2017 at 9:13am

      i reported Demarco to action fraud here in britain, but they do nothing
      he is back in abidjan…….. i got sucked back in, but have given no more money. i just wanted to see how far he would go. i have not seen any other reports of herve demarco, but plenty of other names. he is very very believable. conversations in french, very well educated and intelligent.

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    Alison Burt

    February 28, 2017 at 3:26pm

    Help, Marc Gervais pic is being used by someone who is going to try to scam me, alarm bells rang after a couple of days so I done a picture search on the photo as nothing came up for the name, I have informed the police and they have said to keep the conversation going while they collaborate any info from other sources, they basically need to know if it’s worth investigating.
    Thing is it’s getting near to the time for him to ask me for money as he has left for his [business trip to Ghana] from reading everything here I know whats coming and won’t be able to stall him for long. He has closed his facebook account down already.
    I want to get this scumbag caught, who else can I get to investigate this???

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      Amy

      March 28, 2017 at 1:57am

      i want my scumbag caught as well! I took the account information and immediately filed a report with the FBI Internet crime reporting site. Even though they got nothing from me I was able to do a email search to find the IP address for the computer where the mail was being originated from. Bank account and email were both in the US!

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    Amy Monastitsky

    March 28, 2017 at 1:22am

    Bradley Pathrawan is a fake Architect in San Diego CA. Who befriended me on Facebook.
    Tried to use my emotions to extort $60,000.00
    For his funding of a project through William Power Architecture out of Escondido, CA

    Company is a hoax!
    A lady named ” Luella Scarborough” is the account holder of the bank where he requested I deposit funds!

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    Amy Monastirsky

    March 28, 2017 at 1:25am

    Bradley Pathrawan on Facebook.
    This is a hoax photo of him and “Ashley”

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    Amy

    March 28, 2017 at 1:28am

    Bradley Pathrawan
    Hoax photo of his bid award

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    Amy

    March 28, 2017 at 1:41am

    This is a hoax photo of Bradley Pathrawan from Facebook. He sent it to me prior to it showing up on his Facebook profile. He was very charming, made me think that I am the most wonderful person he has ever encountered (that should have been a red flag!) a very healthy man, he had a very nice voice with a french accent that I found irresistible, initially I was angry thinking this was a husband/wife team scamming people until I searched for Mr.Gervais, the owner of the photos and realized he is a victim also.

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    joanne

    April 5, 2017 at 5:12pm

    i always check my mums facebook as she’s had a couple of people trying to scam her before and at 67, shes quite naive about these things.
    As of right now, this man is claiming to be antonio giorgio and i am actually watching the converstaion he is trying to have with my mum on messenger right now. all im waiting for is for him to try the usual crap and ill take over the conversation but beware this name if anyone comes across it. UK

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    Suna

    April 5, 2017 at 8:40pm

    Use in Germany the name Johan Willem
    Daughter Jenny 12 years old, Just in Ghana to visit African with 12 years what for joke. Living in NY Manhattan. I am on Skype with him , knowing he is a scammer

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    Phoebenix

    May 10, 2017 at 11:27am

    I was targeted 2 months ago, by a guy who called himself Francis Gilbert,,,
    but because I was on a language app HelloTalk, I thought I was paranoid. The red flags were there in the first chat, but I was not aware of how to search images at that time. He wanted to get my email address, and chat off site (red flag!) claimed to be a widower with an 8 yo daughter Tessy, he said he works in the military UN and lives in Germany. His German was inconsistent, and at times I felt like I was speaking to more than one person. He declared feelings for me within a few short days (another red flag!) and the emails he sent felt like a well rehearsed bunch of lines.
    Every time I asked him for more info, he told me that he would lose his job at the military. Things heated up a few days ago when I tried to arrange to meet him. He told me that he would love to meet up but has trouble paying for his daughter’s tickets (this time he said she is 11 year old), and I was to forward money to an “agent” Cynthia Shaw at Fly Safe- not a real travel agent, but an Yahoo.com personal email account (major red flag) He got very angry and accused me of not trusting him when I asked more Q’s.
    I feel so gullible and naive. ..couldn’t believe I ignored my gut instinct from the very first day, but kept hoping I was wrong. I’ve learnt my lesson

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    Diana

    May 16, 2017 at 7:51am

    I had my dog’s picture to my profile and he started saying that I look lovely in my picture :))).
    That’s a red flag right there. The account is something new with only one picture. He said he is from Atlanta, he is an engineer, a widow and has a 9 years old daughter. He sent me an email that sounded to good to be true and like a standard generalized email. After that I did a picture search with Google and I found about all the fake account used with the same picture. Anyway, I reported the profile to Facebook and they closed the account. No chance to extort money from me.

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    Marlene

    June 8, 2017 at 6:12pm

    My scammer was called Herve Demarco, supposedly from Paris, but operating out of Abidjan, Ivory coast west Africa.
    He also uses Marc Gervais photos, and his daughter. I am still being pestered by this evil individual.

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    Marlene

    June 19, 2017 at 3:51pm

    Further to my blocking my scammer herve demarco, i have been getting notifications of the real man, Marc Gervais, on my facebook page, and messenger.
    A fake profile has been setup, of this poor inocent man. They are advertising his books and selling tickets for his confences. On the site. I was asked to send 100 dollars for a book via Western Union transfer. It was then i became alerted to the scam. Marc Gervais is being hounded.
    How can these evil people get away with it, without being caught?.

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    Olivia

    June 24, 2017 at 11:05pm

    I was approached by “Charles Andres” on Instagram.
    He was using Mr. Gervais’ picture. We started chatting and talked for 4 months. During that 4 months, he went to Turkey to purchase real estate. He asked me for a total of $1500 and got nothing. His Instagram handle is Charlesandres29. He also has two instagram pages with the name “Charles Moor” and “Charles Andres”. I’m glad my investigation paid of and I didn’t lose anything but time.

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