I would imagine so, both names sound familiar, but I can't seem to find any proof at the moment.
It suffices to say that if you have been warned about this gentleman, you should be wary of him.
If he asks you for money, then it's a scam.
Could you please post the warning you received with the email address of the warner. It will be much easier to track down the support team member if we have that.
EDIT: I knew I'd seen the name somewhere. LINK
- if any of this looks familiar then it's certainly a scam.