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Monday, 6 May 2013


Andrew John Harper is now possibly using the name 'John Harper' and is still searching for his next victim.

We believe he may be presenting himself as an "Internet Security"

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Victims Fight Back

Liz McIntyre

TWO women from Mount Isa are featuring in globally televised documentary that will screen to millions of viewers.

But rather than being seen as the victims of a love rat or a heart-break bandit, both women are pleased and proud that they busted Harper and saw him jailed for fraud for nine months in Melbourne.

Rochelle Fisher and Diana Mors were both deceived by con artist Andrew Harper who has 23 female victims that the women know of.

Now, thanks to the documentary, millions of people around the world will be warned about the man they call a skilled manipulator, a sociopath who feels no remorse.

Harper was released from jail in August last year and fled to Europe earlier this year, so Ms Mors and Ms Fisher hope their show will prevent other people from being duped there.

"It is not just women who have been the victims of his cons; men have been duped too, both personally and through their businesses," Ms Mors said.

She said she was taken in by him, and took him in, for only two weeks - but others had longer relationships with the plausible con man.

Ms Fisher met Harper through a share-accommodation website when she was living in Adelaide.

"He moved in, swept me off my feet and at the same time came up with a great idea for my business.

"I thought we were going to be making a TV show together - he conned a film production crew, some celebrities, talent agents and many business people.

"The show was a scam and Andrew pocketed the money.

"I believed he was covering all of the bills but when he left me, I found a stack of $60,000 worth of bills hidden away."
Ms Fisher said she had to declare bankruptcy and face the reality that the six months of her life with Harper had been a lie.
He then went to Melbourne and did the same thing to his next victim, Ms Fisher said.
"She went to the police and a detective found the website and blog Diana had started up about Harper, recognised him as the con man and were able to arrest him."
Ms Mors paid tribute to the Melbourne detective Alex Montgomery who pursued Harper and brought him to justice.
"I'm triumphant and I'm very proud that I was able to catch him," she said.
She wanted to stress the story was not just another "dating botch-up" but it was about the work of a very skilled, devious charlatan.
"None of us actually handed over money to this man; he was just a parasite.
"He stayed at apartments for free, he lived off women and deceived businessmen.
"He got flown to places and signed contracts for property, a plane and a boat."
What drove Harper was risk, Ms Mors said.
"He is a sociopath and lacks empathy.
"Conning is his livelihood and he works at it."
Ms Fisher said she wanted to speak out for all conned victims who couldn't speak out for themselves in the hope that people would blame the perpetrator and not the victim.
"I am very grateful that we had the opportunity to shine the international spotlight on Andrew Harper and on con artists in general.""Victims of con artists feel stupid after it happens to them and they don't want to talk about it, because they feel ashamed and often friends and family add to the feeling of shame by blaming the victim.
The program, airing on the Crime and Investigation Network, will be screened on Foxtel in Australia later in the year.

SURVIVOR: Rochelle Fisher recreates a scene where she googles Andrew Harper's name.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

2012 Photographs

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Passport Photo

Jan 2012 Victim - Andrew as Clayton Cooper

Information we received from another potential victim. This information was received 23 January 2012 while he was grooming the latest European victim. Note Clayton Cooper IS Andrew John Harper. As our goal is to expose Andrew, NOT his victims some changes have been made to the original text to protect the identity of the victim and these will appear in italics and beige.

I am writing to let you know that I could have been Mr. Cooper's next victim. I was in contact with Clayton Cooper on a daily basis for a period of a month between late November 2011 and early January 2012. We skyped on occasions for 10 hours at a time. I must have literally spent days and days talking to this guy. He is very good, I was totally smitten. I consider myself to be a fairly smart and level-headed person and am totally appalled that I was taken in by him.

I am a single mother
 residing outside Australia and we met on-line. He contacted me and (was) funny and intelligent and genuine. As I expect with the others, his tales of what we could do together, where we could travel together (and he even asked me to move in with him) just turned my head. (omitted) I was so happy to be the center (or so he said) of someones world and that the fact that it was such a world made me (omitted) so level-headed. I fell for all his lines .... the money.... the people that he knew .... the Monet's that he owned, though I have to say that by this time I was starting to get a little suspicious.

He told me, 
(omitted) that he was going to come visit me. He was going to be opening a business here employing a lot of people. He even had my friend who is a realtor looking for houses for him to buy. Twice the trip was put off. The first excuse; he was found with some undeclared paperwork on his private jet and that he was being investigated by the FBI and Interpol and had to get a tax audit done.

A week later he was cleared of all charges and he would be on his way again. And then the last excuse was that his friend had committed suicide. Alarm bells started ringing and I sent him an email asking him some pertinent questions about his identity and why wasn't he on google or any other websites if he was who he said he was? I got a reply back saying that he wasn't in a good place at that time and that he would contact me when he finally got here.

Well as you have already guessed he hasn't arrived to date. I was so fortunate that we parted company before he had the chance to scam me out of any money (I have none so he would have found that difficult)

Paragraphs omitted for privacy and protection 
I am one of the lucky ones - but there might be more out there that are not as fortunate as me. 
Good luck ladies.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Andrew John Harper in Europe as Tyler Wiltshire May 2012

Our latest victim has discovered that AJH is incapable of "going straight".  He was successful in portraying this blog and the website, successful in his arrest and conviction, as witch hunts by broken hearted and scorned women.

Such is his skill that our latest victim financed his journey out of Australia to France.

Mission accomplished.

He is in a new territory where there has been no media coverage.  For those in the know, AJH is successful in his ruse because he tells just enough truth to be convincing, however it is always coated in a good layer of lies and deception.

This is the work of a true sociopath/psychopath.

We doubt he will ever return to Australia, as he is still wanted for questioning in several states for crimes under investigation. This is a blessing for all women in Australia. No so for our European sisters. He is banned from entering the USA for visa violations, so Europe it is.

Such is his lure for wealth he will probably try to get to Monaco and see if he can out-do Steve Martin and Michael Caine in his quest to succeed as a "Dirty Rotten Scoundrel"

Our latest victim writes:
AJH has just conned his latest victim!

Using the name Tyler Wiltshire he has been conning an English woman living in the South of France with his home made fake Paypal bank account, fake Commonwealth and fake Commsec bank accounts as well as producing fake government documents and emails addresses passing himself off as several lawyers, tax office officials and bank directors.

He will have surely left the country by now and the UK looks like his next target having striped this last victim of everything he could and ruining her business.

A string of Swiss lawyers, Fiduciaries, Real estate agents, Luxury car garages, Notaries and a British boat builder have also been caught up in the con

More details to come soon

So the pattern continues.

As a post script, AJH repaid his airfare and passage to Europe by convincing BNP Paribas to open a bank account and extend a 3,000 Euro overdraft. No surprises, they will never see that money again, but fortunately our victim has received some compensation for his parasitic ways.

Monday, 21 May 2012

2012 (Jan) Andrew Resurfaces unchanged

After only 3 months since our nemesis Andrew Harper was released from incarceration he has resurfaced with two new pseudonyms:

Edward Jordan and Clayton Cooper

He is now "grooming' a woman who currently resides in Western Europe. Thankfully she had cause to become suspicious as a result of his broken promises to fly to Europe to meet with her. He has "planned" to do this twice to date and failed to show in each instance. As her suspicions deepened she had the good sense to Google "Australian Con man". With luck our blog was article #1; followed by a subsequent reference to our con man's incarceration on the Love Fraud website.

We are very grateful that his latest victim came to us for confirmation and now can be free of his clutches. Our potential co-victim confronted Andrew during a Skype discussion and immediately he confessed to his past claiming "he has changed and wanted a new clean non corupt (sic) start"

She writes: "He knows we (her with Rebecca, Diana and Roz) are in contact as I told him this morning I had found out who he is. He has told me, admitted everything"

We know he is incapable of "going straight". If he were genuine in doing so he would repay the court ordered $22,000 to the victims of his latest arrest and certainly would not be giving TWO false names, phone numbers and email addresses to this next potential victim.

Unfortunately, some damage has already been done to her psyche as he has been proficient in casting his spell on her, but on the plus side she trusted her gut instinct enough to check up on him.

She wrote to us at and we have been in contact with her offering advice, support and coping strategies. She has read this blog and we have reinforced this information with details of our own experiences of this proficient con artist.

Remember, if you have had any dealings with any of the following names or know his whereabouts, contact us at

Andrew John Harper
Ryan Reece DuPont
Andrew Karlsson
Edward Jordan and
Clayton Cooper

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Cruel love rat ends up in a cage

Photo caption: TIP-OFF: Brisbane victim Rebecca Bell helped net conman John Harper. Picture: Mark Cranitch Source: The Sunday Mail (Qld)

  • The Sunday Mail (Qld) 
  • February 06, 2011 12:01AM

  • LOVE rat and serial conman Andrew J. Harper boasted of being a billionaire with luxury houses but his home for the next nine months will be prison.

  • The 39-year-old, who left a trail of victims with his bogus stories of life as a high-flying international businessman, pleaded guilty in a Victorian court last week to 13 charges spanning five years.
    But police still want to talk to him in three other states - Queensland, NSW and South Australia - about the possibility of further charges being laid.
    Harper was arrested following a tip-off after two Brisbane women, Rebecca Bell and Diana Mors, set up a website to expose and catch him.
    Ms Bell was in court to see him jailed. "It's awesome," she said. "He got what he deserved.
    "I wanted to be here to represent all his victims and let him know this hasn't ended.
    "The sentence is a big achievement for everyone involved. It brings us one step closer to closure and helps protect others. We are all very happy."
    Harper, who told women he met through internet sites that he was Australia's second-richest man and claimed tycoon Sir Richard Branson was a friend, wore a white T-shirt and green tracksuit bottoms for the 41-minute hearing at Frankston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
    Magistrate Ross Betts, who also ordered Harper to repay $22,244.96, said: "You have perpetuated a premeditated, malicious and cruel, cruel deception that warrants imprisonment."
    Prosecutor Darren Cathie told the court: "He claimed to be a multi-millionaire, have property in Monte Carlo with a boat and vehicles. He also claimed that he was the director of a Korean shipping company."
    The victims included Victorian mum-of-two Katherine Pizzey, 36.
    Harper negotiated to buy her a Maserati Gran Turismo valued at $347,000 and a $718,000 Ferrari 599 for himself.
    For each purchase, penniless Harper would have contracts sent to email addresses for fake personal assistants and lawyers "to be checked over", but no money ever exchanged hands.
    When his victims questioned him, Harper gave a sob story so they would let him stay in their homes.
    "He stated he had cancer and was receiving chemo treatment," Mr Cathie said.

  • Gary Adshead- The West Australian

    Friday, Feb 4

    Gary Adshead writes a column called Inside Cover, which featured several articles regarding Andrew Harper in 2005. 

    Cruel love cheat Andrew John Harper jailed

  • From:Sunday Herald Sun 
  • February 06, 2011 12:00AM

  • A SERIAL love cheat has been sentenced to nine months' jail and ordered to repay more than $22,000 to victims after being exposed by the Sunday Herald Sun.
    Andrew John Harper, 39, carried out "sophisticated" and "cruel deception" after convincing victims he was a businessman worth $1.6 billion.
    The fraud convictions span five years and four victims: mother of two Katherine Pizzey, 36, of Mt Martha, Sydney mum Teresa, who doesn't wish to be identified, the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Geelong, and the Dingley International Hotel, Dingley.
    Harper pleaded guilty in Frankston Magistrates Court on Wednesday to 13 charges, but police in three states - Queensland, South Australia and NSW - still want to talk to him about the possibility of further charges.
    Prosecutor Darren Cathie said Harper claimed to be a multi-millionaire and the director of a Korean shipping company.
    For each property purchase, penniless Harper had the contracts sent to email addresses "to be checked over" by fake personal assistants and lawyers.The court was told how he had bought two luxury cars, a Maserati and a Ferrari, totalling more than $1 million, $30,000 worth of jewellery and two homes worth a total of almost $20 million.
    He even said he was receiving chemotherapy for cancer.
    Harper ran up thousands of debts on his victims' credit cards.
    Sentencing Harper, Magistrate Ross Betts said: "You have perpetuated a premeditated, malicious, cruel deception, which warrants imprisonment."
    One of Harper's victims, Rebecca Bell, who came from Brisbane to see the conman sentenced, wants more charges laid.
    "I wanted to be here to let him know this hasn't ended," Ms Bell said.

    Wagga born conman to pay $22 000 to dumped woman

    04 Feb, 2011 01:00 AM

    WAGGA-born conman Andrew Harper has been jailed for nine months and must repay his victims more than $22,000.

    Harper was sentenced in the Frankston Magistrates' Court on Wednesday after being convicted of eight counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception and six charges of obtaining property by deception.

    The 39-year-old will serve another six months in a Victorian jail after he was arrested on November 17.

    The magistrate also ordered Harper to repay $22,195 to his victims after he conned several women with promises of international travel, luxury items and relationships.

    Harper was arrested in Glenroy, Victoria, after being recognised by a member of the public and charged with 34 counts of fraud and deception. It was revealed last year that Harper had a number of aliases including Ryan DuPont and Andrew Karlsson and claimed to be a high-profile trepreneur worth $1.6 billion.

    Harper allegedly stole thousands of dollars from woman across Australia and the world with victims in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth as well as Norway, Sweden and the US coming forward.

    The now convicted conman was born and raised in Wagga before falling out with his family and it is believed he has a son from a former relationship who lives in the city.

    A jilted woman left in Harper's wake even established an internet blog to expose his tactics at


    Andrew John Harper has been sentenced in the Frankston Magistrates Court to a further 6.5 months in jail, making a total of 9 months for approximately 20 charges of fraud and deception.

    He has also been ordered to repay the Victorian victims and hotels a total of $22 000.

    Charges are still pending in SA, WA, NSW & QLD