No, you’re not talking to Jason Statham

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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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

38 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

      Hi,
      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

    3. Sherica Drummond · in reply to Anonymous

      He is stuck in taiwan and he can’t get access to his bank account so i should applied for a fff visa for 4k and he give me back the money .Rosie cheated on him with the manager wow.

      1. Ms ROW · in reply to Sherica Drummond

        Yes In Taiwan- I am in Canada 🇨🇦. Wrote to team Statham got no reply to confirm identity. He started to do the my credit card thing. Except I actually traveled for a living before and if he works Fast Furious that's Disney just like Johnny Depp. No guy earning over 100 million has to get for any woman. Talk is cheap. Plane rentals actually can be too. I dont mind a bit of chat during my coffee hr. It's entertainment whether or not it's him. However I think his team should stop whomsoever trace the IEP address cause many have not worked and traveled. Perhaps more people will post [email protected]/ Instagram can pull the fake account. I didn't reach out to this account. We are doing fantasy photography in Canada 🇨🇦. Otherwise I block fake Elons etc. Sad the "team" in real doesn't stop the crap eh !

    4. Joan Wolf · in reply to Anonymous

      Thank you for all the information. It is hurtful to find out the truth. I am so glad I woke up to check on this. Thank you so much again. J

  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
      1. JJ · in reply to Steph

        World Wide Web. It’s usually referred to as the internet now 😀

      2. Me · in reply to Steph

        Got the same thing on Facebook. Friending me because I'm a fan. I just sent the video with my name request lol.

    2. Scott · in reply to Heike

      Shut up you are old fool

      1. Anonymous · in reply to Scott
  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.

  5. Annoymous

    Oh! Yes happened to me. Many Red flags right off. I could write a book. I kept all information.
    I believe there is a group. They are still at it.

  6. Reece

    Yes, the fake Jason Stathem has tried the same thing with me. He just flew to Taiwon, probably two weeks ago. Sent me the pic of his airline ticket.would send me pics of himself, which I found online already. He can't call because he said there are too many restrictions over there. I played along with it all. He sent me a FFF email. No official company name to it. An apparent Ewin Scott replied. They wanted $8600 for a private jet. I said I could only afford $1500. Jason asked me to plead with them to pay the rest. They agreed. I told Jason it would be better if he flew here and he reimburses tham. He said it's not the way they work. This apparent Ewin Scott gave me a Commonwealth Bank account to a Linda Louise Street. I took the information to the bank to check if there was a such account. They confirmed that there was. The funny thing was, is that when I'd challenge this fraudster. He or she would slip up and at least four times this person would refer to themselves as being a woman. So many red flags. Oh and the conversation online started by him saying that he didn't want a relationship due to being do hurt by Rosie because she cheated on him and his young daughter wasn't his. Then, very quickly, he fell madly in love with me and wanted to marry me.I am wondering how many they've conned. I think there could be a group of them to be honest. Plus a lot of broken written English in the messages. He'd. Make out he had to go and work on set in Thaiwon. That he had to learn his lines which were more lies. I'm still messaging him at the moment. He had been up most of the night and now on set learning lines. The funny thing is that he disappears nearly the same time everyday and is virtually the same time that he started messaging me when he was supposedly in America. He said he was alone and Rosie went back to the UK to live. No one knows a out the breakup because it's a secret and he would tell the world that we are together once he's with me. He'd buy me a house and flashy car and that I'd travel everywhere with him. We'd never be apart. He's very persistent on getting that money because they can't access their accounts in Thaiwan I just wonder how many these people have scammed already. Stay safe people and be very vigilant please!!! Oh I also found online of resent footage of him and Rosie at a fashion show together and another being in another country. He said Rosie posts them because she gets all these endorsements and that she doesn't want anyone to know that they've broken up. Hmmm unbelievable!

    1. JJ · in reply to Reece

      Could you please post the Taiwan ticket photo so I can show my family member that it’s public knowledge?

    2. Sally · in reply to Reece

      There's a group of them, all trying it on!

  7. JJ

    Yup. My elderly family member is currently getting scammed. She believes it because of the sound of his voice and the Taiwan plane ticket photo. Apparently they talk for 8 hours a day

    1. maggie · in reply to JJ

      my best friend is going through the exact same thing right now, he has sunk his claws right into her and nothing we tell her will convince her its not him . i did a search on social media and found the real jason statham and his family are having to pay people back out of there pockets just to prove it is not him pulling these stunts. so far we have been unable to convince my best friend she is going to get badly hurt. he has told my friend we are all lying to her and not to listen to us we are jealous of there love . if anyone has any pics he has sent you or the platform he used to message you on . he sent her a video yesterday but no sound on the video.
      sincerly
      womanonamission

      1. Jennifer Santiago · in reply to maggie

        I have had the same conversation. He found Rosie in bed with his manager and he does not believe that the daughter is his. He has asked for hundreds of thousands FS if dollars to be with me. When we are together he will announce to the world we are together and he has been separated from rosie since after the girl was born. Telling me that. He has no access to his funds. I believe it is a room full of people trading off like a tag team scam game. I knew something was off when he couldn’t tell me the names of his personal makeup artists. I have worked on two fast and furious movies with him. I knew both artists. I have enjoyed the conversations and am now talking with someone claiming to be Brian Wilson. He too cannot get access to his assets because his wife has filed for divorce and has frozen their assets. He has asked for small loans.
        Just another rube

  8. Lynette

    I think all these ladies won't lie I have just had the same thing write now called himself Jason Statham and he claimed to love me and he also sad they are not married yet with Rose so for now he is pressuring me of buying a card I kept saying I will buy it thx for the msg I wish that all the girls can be cautious about I will ask for the Vidio too I know as soon as I ask if he refuse I'll know it's true thank you so much for this girls be warned I just read that article now

  9. AR

    My mother has been conned out of thousands of dollars from this as*hole and she won’t stop talking to him due to being a lonely, widow that’s desperate for attention even if it’s fake. I’ve filed reports with the FBI and FTC. I even followed him on Instagram and he’s trying to start a conversation with me. More needs to be done to find these people that do this and provide them with a long, slow, painful death. They’re pure evil.

    1. Jennifer Santiago · in reply to AR

      Tell her to contact me. [email protected].
      Jennifer

  10. Mrs Sally A Clarke

    I wasn't and then I was…..

  11. Anonymous

    Well at least I know that I am not the only one being taken. He offered me a job working for his marketing team 😂 lol I knew it was a fake. Time to burst their bubbles.

  12. Heidi L Mitchell

    Also scammed similar but no money requested as of yet. Taiwan ticket, questioned said was oriented that's why it wasn't tracksble online. In love bullshit… wants to marry etc. Will be blocking soon.

  13. Unique

    Meh if you're daft enough to be a fan of this guy, it's only natural you'll get scammed.

  14. Anonymous

    Yup me too. Wow what a jerk

  15. Anonymous

    I am recemails from this imposter and he is threatening to kill me and my family because I showed him this article. He has made numerous threats of violently killing me and making me suffer. I made a police report and also reported him to google. To this day he continues to create new email addresses and send me awful things.

    1. Anonymous · in reply to Anonymous
      1. Anonymous · in reply to Anonymous

        I just wanted to add to my earlier comment. it only took just a few exchanges of emails for this to become very violent.. once I asked him to prove he was who he said he was he instantly turned. It never even got to a conversation about money or love or anything because I called his bluff right away.

    2. Annynamous · in reply to Anonymous

      Omg! I had the same thing except it was Rod Stewart. Now I’m stupid enough to be talking to Jason Statham so nice and sincere ,.Talking to him for weeks. And now wants to open an account and a certain bank and kink it to mine so he can send me money for b our future together….

  16. Jennifer Santiago

    I have been scammed. I’m embarrassed and angry. And broke. I’ll be one of those women being scolded on Dr Phil I’d be willing to do it if I’d get my money back.

  17. Anna Beeler

    I got scammed by Jason Statham too. 5 years. I payed him over 110 k until i got broken and lost sll. Then he turned subject and wanted my bsnk account so man. Other people could pay for orphanants on my account and i send then bitcoin
    After over 700 k i went to police
    But hes still going on
    Right now hes really begging just for 500 buck coins for buying these and that and for his son Jack
    To the beginn of this crab he claimed gift cards for updating his cell ph. Over 70 k in 3 years. Talking to the moon
    Now im tired and want to get rid off. But he always comes up with new whatts app nr. When i block one he gets a new on the next day
    Im not paying anymore those he calles louzy 500 buck. Im not trying to do this for the man who wants to spend the rest of my life with.
    He says come on you can do this your hard working woman. Dont disappoint me
    Etc
    I have so many names of victims who payed to my bank account and brought it to police
    Police found only some turkish guys name
    But this scammer JS really dares to say
    Im talking to the real one
    He even gave me i formations about filming
    I have no more idea what to do

  18. Pamela Breska

    Please dont judge me. I was scammed also by this person claiming to be Jason Statham and stole $100.000 of my retirement fund I am ashamed and embarrassed that it happened all for this fictious package with $2.2 million. This happened over a period if 7 1/2 years. This pretend Jason told me he hated Rosie and wanted too hurt her and wanted too be marry me and have babies. At first he did a lot of sweet talking and I got lured in. He still tried to get money out of me. He even tried to gaslight me but it didnt work.. So many red flags and I didnt see it. I asked for video chats, pictures, calls and I always got black screens for video chats or google pictures. He used the email address [email protected]

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