The man she thought was a long-distance boyfriend in Florida tricked her out of her money, her credit card information and her heart.The website she used, Mingle2.com, did not respond to repeated requests for comment.Met a new friend/penpal on a friendship/dating site who's asking you for money?
It is likely that this "John Scofield" persona is part of a larger crime syndicate based in Africa, and that his profile is used in "many different areas around the country," Norton told The Huffington Post.
(Facebook had no comment.) Best spoke to Huff/Post50’s associate editor Anthonia Akitunde.
He told me he had an antique store in Jacksonville, Florida, and that he would teach me how to price things in the store and I could spend some of the time writing.
Periodically, I would notice Jeff would become overly perturbed when he couldn’t get a hold of me, or if I didn’t call him back immediately. ” and he’d assure me, “I’m real babes.” Two months into our relationship, he told me he was going to take his savings of $700,000 to the United Kingdom to buy some antiques and have them shipped back to the United States so they can be sold at auction. I got a phone call from him; he told me he had got some nice antiques and that he was going to Nigeria to buy some more things. A few days later I got a call from him when I was at work.
Have you sold an item and are asked to accept a payment larger than the item amount? Well, put simply, you enter into a dialogue with scammers, simply to waste their time and resources.