No, you’re not talking to Jason Statham

Graham Cluley

No, you're not talking to Jason Statham

It’s two years since I first warned readers not to be too easily tricked into believing that they were communicating online with Hollywood hard man Jason Statham.

And yet the high-octane action hero still seems to be ensnaring the hearts of the lonely. Or at least someone posing as Jason Statham is.

Bizarrely, I get quite a few emails from readers of this site asking me if the person they have been speaking to for months via WhatsApp/Google Hangouts/email really is Jason Statham or not.

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“Could the bankable baldie, engaged to a double-barrelled former Victoria’s Secret model with whom he has had a young son, really be interested in me?” they seem to be asking.

Statham email

To which the answer is, no. Sorry, he’s not. It’s not him you’re talking to. You’re being scammed.

And even though I can’t, hand on heart, give you 100% incontrovertible proof that it’s not Jason Statham you’re talking to… trust me, it’s not Jason Statham you’re talking to.

Look after yourself, and your heart, and stop talking to people who are pretending to be Jason Statham. Who knows what their wicked intentions might be.

For more discussion on this topic, be sure to listen to our “Smashing Security” podcast:

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10 comments on “No, you’re not talking to Jason Statham”

  1. Anonymous

    Hello Graham,
    I have been speaking with "Jason Statham" for almost a year. He has called me from a LA area cell phone but offshore spoof calls can authenticate an LA exchange.We use hangouts to communicate but in my mind I know its not him. I keep waiting for the shoe to drop, (a request for money) which hasn't come yet however he talks about coming to visit me on the FFF Plane (lol) and how it will cost for "protection". He wanted me to write an email to the FFF family stating we were in love and he needed a vacation. (i'm not in love) (this is becoming more of a hindrance actually). He told me RWH cheated on him and she is with someone else. He also said he is in Taiwan filming and putting together the biggest contract of his life. He sent me a picture of his boarding pass when heading to Taiwan but it was a Qantas boarding pass and there were no flights departing LAX to Taiwan or even that flight number on that day. I'm going to miss speaking with him because it has become tedious but I wanted someone to know that this happens every day and there are so many lonely people that might need to be loved and cared about.
    Thanks for getting the message out there. Let's try to be sure no one else gets hurt in their heart or wallet.

    Kindest regards,
    too smart for this bananhead

    1. Steph · in reply to Anonymous

      Guess what I am one now too
      Same thing FFF he wants to come over and they want me to pay for the plane

      1. Mollie S Smith · in reply to Steph

        Omg. Same fake Jason and I talked for months on Googlechat. He said he was in Viet Nam filming for FFF but needed vacation. Wanted me to say i was his fiancee and that Jason needed to come back to the states so we could marry. Wanted me to send FFF 3800 dollars for the flight , etc. W

    2. Stephanie Iacopino · in reply to Anonymous

      I know how you feel… I am into it now & he wants me to pay for the FFF plane ticket….. he did he tell you that Rosie cheated…. I am so happy to find your’s because he is good & I have to stop talking to him
      Thanks so much

      1. Anonymous · in reply to Stephanie Iacopino

        He's still at it ladies lol he tried that same shit with me but I knew better right from the start if it's to good to be true you know it ain't

  2. Heike

    I received yesterday a message from fake Jason Statham. Thank God I'm a cautious person by nature. Why should a famous actor like to chat with me?

    He told me he was cheated by his wife, divorced and has one child named Jack. Thank God for waiting rooms and their gossip magazines. I knew about the birth of the second child on 2022/02/02, so I asked him about his new born daughter… why he "forgot" her…. and why divorce? He's not married with his long-termed partner yet. No wonder but no reply on that. LOL

    Okay, I'm a bitch, so I put this bloke under pressure. I said I want a proof he's the real Jason. Therefore I said he has to make a short video of himself and he has to say my name during filming.

    This was yesterday evening. Nothing happened until this morning. No wonder. LOL I think he reconsidered his strategy becauce of the video I wanted he sent me a picture of his alleged passport. Ladies, this was the worst forgery I've ever seen!! ROFL
    Higher pressure on him. No, I don't wanna see any passport, I want a video AND in there my name spoken by himself.
    After this it took a while and a long sermon came about his likes and hobbies, about false friends, lives in New Zealand at the moment, writing a new skript and whatsever. And the best: He sent me a screenshot from an online magazine as "proof" of his divorce. Well, what he didn't know was the fact I search the WWW yesterday and read this news by myself. It was taken by an online-website and was nothing else but gossip. LOL

    I gave him no chance to ask me about anything, especially not for money. I confronted him by the facts and called him a lousy Love Scammer, using a fake passport (the manual signature was a completely different name/forename was "Doug") and old gossips as proof. At the end I said I inform the police incl. warnings on Twitter & Co. and I block him. My last sentence I've written was "Rott in hell, Wanker!"

    He read it and … BANG ….. his profile went blank before I could block him.

    Honestly, my english was better than his. And I'm german!

    1. Steph · in reply to Heike
    2. Scott · in reply to Heike

      Shut up you are old fool

  3. Joanne Bradshaw

    He wants me to pay to the fff £5400 for the private jet to bring him over for a vacation . I realise it's a scam and he is getting no money out of me! But it's amazing how much loving he gives out and so easily can people get conned by this person.

  4. Annoymous

    He still at it ladies apparently he is on his way to taiwan also sent me the pic of the ticket told me he loves me and his girlfriend cheated on him also. Hasn't asked for anything yet waiting on it though says he goes and helps out at the Catholic orphanage also. I'm playing along with him as he will get caught out and so he should.

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