Dating scam victim stories

08 Jun

The website she used, Mingle2.com, did not respond to repeated requests for comment.Her alleged scammer, "John Scofield," has been profiled on a scam-advisory website.(Facebook had no comment.) Best spoke to Huff/Post50’s associate editor Anthonia Akitunde.Here is her story in her own words: I’m really kind of a shy person and I had bad relationships with men that either gambled, drank too much or verbally and physically abused me. Life is pretty hard as is, and then when you’re living alone it’s even harder.I thought I needed to get my courage up -- even though I’m this old, I know there’s gotta be someone out there for me. [John Scofield] was the first person who contacted me. He talked about being adventurous and all the places he’d been. Then he talked about his life: how 10 years earlier he had lost his wife and his parents all in the same year. A few weeks later, Jeff told me he loved me over the phone and “I love you” spurt out of my mouth real quick.He sent me a message that said I had a beautiful smile. The picture he had was pretty handsome for a 55-year-old. It was like I had no control over my emotions at that point, and I’m usually a controlled person. Even though I didn’t see him in person, we were in constant contact with each other.I was ranting about how I didn’t believe him when he wrote: “Just send the money! I also wrote to the police department in the town his phone number was coming out from -- the number was a land line somewhere out of Michigan.Here’s this guy taking advantage of a person that trusted him and he’s getting away with all of this; he’s probably doing it to other women.

"If you are in any way scammed or fleeced out of your money, you must make a report to the police and any station that you report it to should appreciate your report irrespective of where the incident took place," Mc Gregor said.

Forrester said he believed the advertisement was legitimate because he has seen similar ones.

"I had to borrow the money so that make it even worse," said Forrester, who does whatever odd jobs he can find to make a living.

I was swept away by the fact that someone actually wanted to spend the rest of their life with me, that I wouldn’t be alone forever.

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.