Massimo L., also known as “the Italian”, is a person whose photos are very often used by scammers
Some pictures used by scammers come from famous people. But others come from anonymous who have had the misfortune to see their personal photos stolen. This second scenario is the case of Massimo, also known as “Italian”.
This man holds the (sad) record of the most usurped photos on the internet. We ranked it number one of the most stolen photos on the internet to commit romance scams.
In fact, for several years, we have been regularly receiving testimonials from web surfers having been scammed by someone using these photos to seduce them and ask them for money.
Our research has led us to Italy, where this man probably comes from. His real name is probably Massimo. We will say no more so as not to add to the ordeal that he must live to see these photos used fraudulently by scammers for years.
Some of the most usurped photos of the internet
Because if you have been contacted by a person displaying these photos, it is in no way Massimo seducing you. But in reality scammers, mostly based in Africa, Nigeria or similar countries.
The people who cowardly hide behind these photos to commit their scams did not choose this man by chance. A handsome man, brown hair, with a tanned skin, a broad smile and happy look. Our man has everything to please!
Since our ranking in 2015, the scammers have not changed their attacks. There is no week for us without receiving comments from victims of scammers behind the photos of Massimo. The scammers have several photos and even videos of Massimo. They will show them on Skype by making you believe that you are communicating live with the beautiful Italian.
If that’s your case, unfortunately, stop everything. And above all, do not pay a penny when he asks you to help him financially!