‘Sextortionists’ Are Increasingly Targeting Young Men For Money. The Outcome Can Be Deadly. by Corky Siemaszko
(Link): ‘Sextortionists’ are increasingly targeting young men for money. The outcome can be deadly.
May 8, 2022
“They wouldn’t give up, and he felt he had no choice but to do it to protect his family,” one mother said after internet blackmailers targeted her son and he took his own life.
by Corky Siemaszko
Internet blackmailers are increasingly duping young men and boys into sending them sexually explicit content online by posing as young girls on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram and then extorting them in a scheme known as “sextortion” — and dozens of these cases have ended with the victims taking their own lives, police and child advocates told NBC News.
In a sign of how serious the problem is becoming, the FBI’s field office in Los Angeles released a warning last month aimed directly at the parents of young men caught in the crosshairs of these cyber-criminals who often operate in foreign countries.
“The FBI is receiving an increasing number of reports of adults posing as young girls coercing young boys through social media to produce sexual images and videos and then extorting money from them,” the FBI warning said.
Dozens of boys have reported being “victims of sextortion; mostly for money, although others were reportedly sextorted for additional images,” the agency said in a subsequent news release.
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BLM (Black Lives Matter) Apparently Using Donated Funds to Buy BLM Members $ Six Million Dollar Mansion
Not only do Muslims the world over not care about leftist “Intersectionalism” or about George Floyd, but neither does Black Lives Matter!
It has been reported in media outlets that Black Lives Matter group took money donated and used it to buy a six million dollar mansion for themselves.
LOL, what a bunch of con artists!
(Link): ‘I never touched any money’: Developer in $6 million BLM mansion scandal says he did not buy it, but put it in LLC
April 8, 2022
Controversy continues to swirl over the purchase of a $6 million California mansion by Black Lives Matter with a Republican congressman calling for a Justice Department investigation of the 2020 deal amid questions about the group’s financial dealings.
Rep. Darrell Issa spoke with Fox News Digital following a report about the secretive purchase of the property which was paid for in cash using funds that were donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation during the months when the organization enjoyed an elevated national profile in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd that was a windfall for BLM.
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No More Tinder Swindler? Dating App Adds Background Checks
(Link): No More Tinder Swindler? Dating App Adds Background Checks
Mar 9, 2022
By Ariel Zilber
Tinder is partnering up with an app that offers online background checks so that users can research whether their dates have been convicted of violent crimes.
Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, announced the partnership with Garbo, the online platform that allows users to access public information including people’s arrests, convictions, and sex offender registry records.
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Indian ConMan is Arrested After Marrying FOURTEEN ‘Well-Paid’ Women Over 43 Years By Convincing Them He Was a Travelling Health Official in ‘Dead Easy’ Ruse
(Link): Indian ConMan is Arrested After Marrying FOURTEEN ‘Well-Paid’ Women Over 43 Years By Convincing Them He Was a Travelling Health Official in ‘Dead Easy’ Ruse
Feb 16, 2022
by By STEPHEN WYNN-DAVIES
An Indian conman who married 14 ‘well-paid’ women by convincing them he was a travelling health official has been arrested.
Ramesh Chandra Swain, 65, from Odisha, eastern India, targeted mostly middle-aged divorcees, including teachers, doctors and lawyers, who were looking for companionship or marriage.
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Charming Tinder Swindler is Jailed for Conning Dubai-Based Millionairess Out of £150,000
(Link): Charming Tinder Swindler is Jailed for Conning Dubai-Based Millionairess Out of £150,000
by Chay Quinn
Feb 10, 2022
A charming fraudster has been jailed for over four years after conning a millionaire he met on Tinder out of £150,000.
Richard Dexter, 38, has been jailed for four years and six months after fraudulently claiming he was a ‘successful businessman’ on the verge of the a ‘big windfall’ to swindle his lover.
Dexter duped Middle East-based executive Amrita Sebastian into sending him £141,500 in a series of payments saying they were for investments in biopharmaceutical technology
He was even spinning his ‘fanciful’ lies while she was seriously ill in hospital.
‘Well-educated and well-dressed’ Dexter claimed he had more than £4.2 million tied up in an investment account – but it was a ‘complete fiction’ and it was his friend’s account and had just 37p in.
The father of two spent Miss Sebastian’s money on ‘relatively high living’ – including paying £15,000 to a classic car company – and has never apologised.
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FTC Warns of Increase in Romance Scams, Especially Targeting Older Adults
(Link): FTC Warns of Increase in Romance Scams, Especially Targeting Older Adults
Seniors made 23,053 online fraud reports in 2020 – 2,150 of those reports were said to be romance scams: FTC
By Cortney Moore | Fox News
An increasing number of American seniors have been targeted for romance scams during the pandemic.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an updated report on the top scams that have cost seniors aged 60 and up millions of dollars.
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The War Vet, the Dating Site, and the Phone Call From Hell
I published one or two articles similar to this one within the last couple of years.
In one of them, the sexes were flipped around:
American women were being swindled by foreign men over the phone or on dating sites, foreign men who were lying and claiming to be American military servicemen, and these foreigners bilked those women out of many thousands of dollars.
(Link): The War Vet, the Dating Site, and the Phone Call From Hell
Jared Johns found out too late that swapping messages with the pretty girl from a dating site would mean serious trouble. If only he had known who she really was.
[Article discusses how he chatted back and forth online with a person claiming to be an 18 year old American woman, and how this led to a scam to rip him off for thousands of dollars]
[Article goes on to explain how the scammers tried to get money out of Jared]
…Doug Fodeman could have reassured Jared.
For years, Fodeman has been hearing about calls just like the ones that had been terrifying Jared.
Along with a friend, the 64-year-old Massachusetts grade school educator started a website called TheDailyScam .com in 2015, after Fodeman’s son and mother were both hit up by con artists.
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(Link): Lovesick Singles Are the Biggest Target for Scam Artists
by K. Paul, Feb 2019
Romance-related scams are now the most costly form of online fraud, the Federal Trade Commission warned Tuesday.
Losses from dating-related fraud quadrupled in recent years, ballooning from $33 million lost in 2015 to $143 million lost in 2018. In many of these scenarios, people are convinced by strangers they meet online — often on dating apps — to fork over money.
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(Link): Man Sues ‘Luxury’ Dating Service After Shelling Out $71K Per Date
By Kathianne Boniello
Jan 21, 2018
A Manhattan man who hired a “luxury” dating service to help him find love instead found a money pit, a lawsuit claims.
The Washington, DC-based matchmaker Taylor Francois-Bodine says she helps the lovelorn “accelerate” their hunt for romance with her “luxury experience” and claims her clientele includes “senators, congress people, ambassadors, well-known sports figures, industry leaders, CEOs and Fortune 500 executives.”
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Florida Man Faked Stage 4 Cancer to Lure In The Ladies
(Link): Florida Man Faked Stage 4 Cancer to Lure In The Ladies – May 2017
Several women are accusing a Florida man of faking stage 4 cancer and manipulating them to get food, money, and shelter, just weeks after his wedding to a long-lost love went viral.
Ken Boyer, 60, of Palm Bay, first gained notoriety when (Link): WKMG-TV covered his wedding to a Missouri woman named Michelle Kimbrel in May. Boyer claimed he “reconnected” with Kimbrel on Facebook a few weeks before they tied the knot.
When Boyer’s story went viral, women across Florida started contacting the station, claiming they recognized Boyer as a former fling.
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