Petrified I tried negotiating and the amount came down to $1800 as final.
During this time I read various web sites and then I refused to pay.
I did some modifications to my FB and got the videos they posted on my comments deleted, reported the account to Facebook, and nothing ever changed for me. It is work and time for them to go after you but by showing no anxiety and giving them no leverage to hold against you, you are able to diffuse a really nasty situation.
Others have completely freaked out and gone through hell, even if they didn't pay the scammers.
Christian Rudder, co-founder of OKCupid, wrote an article on Jezebel that delves into the dating site’s data “built from tens of millions of preferences expressed in the act of finding a date.” The data reveals some pretty depressing results about what men are looking for in women. Before 30, they’re looking for slightly older men; once they hit 30, they are interested in someone slightly younger.