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#315528 by Scammed055 Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:34 pm
I just had a similar experience with one difference, they had my last name. In my case the woman claimed to be 40 and the pics really looked it. The rest is the same, they gave me a 201 number originally, but the daughter was an 803 and the supposed father 843. Just kind of freaked me out that they got my last name. Anyone have a similar experience?
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#315530 by Terminator5 Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:00 pm
Please post the phone numbers they contacted you from and someone will research them . Also post more details on what happened and where , along with any links to the offending profile.

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#315658 by spencer jenkins Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:08 am
Hello I believe I am being scammed this girl on pof her profile said she was 19
She had asked for my number and me not even thinking gave her the number and as soon as she got my number she had txted me nude photos that I didn't ask for she then told me that she was turning 17 in about 2 weeks I had gotten rid of her photos that she had sent me as soon as I got them
so then I. Hadn't heard from her for about a week and a half to two weeks then I had gotten a call from the same number but it was her dad saying how much trouble I can get in but everything will go away if I send them money to south Carolina he had told me that his wife had been a rape victim when she was a kid and every time he would talk to me he would call me son in this southern accent
I do feel stupid about this but I had already sent money to them in south Carolina under the name Angela Lilly I had sent 375.00$ to them the daughters name is Ashley
I got back on pof to see who had messaged me because I kept getting emails from the pof website and then I saw the same girl same pictures but under a different name I had only sent money to them once then my roommate showed me this site, showing me all the stories that match this one
For every one who is going through the same thing do not contact them and also change your number
#315660 by Bryon Williams Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:20 am
Please post the phone numbers the scammer used, all names and a link to the fake profile.

This will help others avoid the scam.

Report this scam to IC3 https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

bryonwilliams @ scamwarners.com

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#315664 by Bryon Williams Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:15 am
Bryon Williams wrote:Blackmail Scams/Sextortion Scams.

There are various types of these scams. I will explain a few.

Many Social Media Sites such as Skype, Kik, Facebook, Pof and Chatroulette are a home for Scammers and Thieves to use to scam by using threats of fear and/or criminal charges.

This scam involves 'grooming' a potential victim into sending compromising photographs/video to the scammer - In some scams the scammer/thief will, initially, send compromising pictures which he/she will say are of him/her -- these will be stolen from elsewhere

Types of blackmail/sextortion scams:

Threatening to send your images to your Facebook friends and family.

Scammer will meet you on a social media site and ask to exchange compromising images. He may have asked prior or will ask later to be added to your Facebook account.

Now the scam begins. He will tell you to send money via Moneygram, Western Union, Amazon gift card, Prepaid scratch off card or any other untraceable method to him.

He will tell you if you do not comply he will send the photo’s to your Facebook friends list.

Another version of this scam is Under Age girls/boys.

The scammer will meet you again on a social media site. He/she will tell you they are over the age of 18. As you progress communicating with this person/scammer he will ask to exchange indecent photographs/video.

After you exchange photo’s you will be contacted by the scammers fake "Father" or "Mother". They will tell you that you sent pictures to an under age girl/boy. They will want you to send money for therapy or for them not to go to the police. In some cases the scammer has contacted victim pretending to be Law Enforcement, possibly going as far as to spoof the number of a real local Law Enforcement department to make it appear that they are calling.

There are also seen cases where a scammer pretends to an online agent looking for pedophiles. This scam is using the same payment methods mentioned above. The Scammer will tell you that if you pay them they will not report it.

Recommended Actions:

It is best to stop all contact with the scammers. Ignore his calls and messages.

Ignore all demands for money. If you pay the scammer he will continue to blackmail you. You will only stop paying when you go broke or realize you are being scammed.

Deactivate your Facebook account for two weeks. Change your photo or avatar when you reactivate it or get a new one. Also change your user name. Do not accept requests from anyone you have never met.

Do the above for all social media and Skype.

You may have to change your phone numbers.

File a report with your local law enforcement agency and to one of the following below if possible.

USA: IC3 - http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
Canada: Anti Fraud Center - http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifr ... index.shtm
UK: Action Fraud - http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

Further reading posted by Dotti: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=18484

I sent intimate photos/video to my scammer or he says he recorded my activities on webcam, and now he is threatening to publish them. What can I do?
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do. The only advice we can give you is not to give in to blackmail demands, and once again, cut off ALL contact with the scammer. If he cannot reach you, he cannot blackmail you. If he knows that he has power over you, he will continue to abuse that power and demand more and more money. He may promise to destroy the photos/video, but remember he is a liar and a thief, and his promises are worth nothing.

The truth is, in most cases the scammer will not follow through with this threat, because following through will cost him time and money. If he tries to post anything pornographic, most public sites would delete it anyway. In the unlikely event that he does post something, you need to be proactive and contact the site immediately to have it removed. Depending on the threats, you may want to file a report with law enforcement.

Just remember for the future that any photo or video you give to ANYONE is out of your control, and anything you do on webcam can be recorded. This particular issue is not exclusive to scammers - the internet is full of stories of angry people who posted intimate details or photos/video of ex-partners after a relationship ended badly.



If you sent or received nudes knowing or believing that you were communicating with a minor the above does not apply to you.

In this situation, we are not willing/nor will assist you.
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bryonwilliams @ scamwarners.com

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#315788 by Dmcclur4 Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:16 am
[*]had this happen to me as well hope it's a scam, had an 18 year old girl message me telling me to text her so I did, after a few minutes talking ahe then admits shes 17 then sends a nude without me asking, I get a phone call at work yesterday from the father saying I need to call him and work aomething out or they will be taking me to jail, me being scared I called and he said his wife wants to press charges but he wants to help me out cause hes a christan man and asked me to pay 2500 to have his 3 daughters phone cut off then something bout rehab, is this a scam and what should I do?
#315795 by Terminator5 Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:50 pm
The scam story line matches scams previously posted here . Don't pay them anything . File a report with your police department and / or on the IC3 website .

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#316007 by Ornage new black Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:07 am
Hello I recently met a person online and we started texting. She sent one naked picture THAN saying she was undereage and was 17. Few days passed I didnt respond after that.. NEVER sent any naked pictures pictures were fully clothed. Got a text message from 803 569 7644. he started off by saying i needed to call him immediately to talk about this or he would report me. I instantly blocked the number he kept calling and haven't texted him. What to do next?
#316008 by Terminator5 Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:48 am
What did the profile say ? You really haven't given us enough information ? Refer to page one on this post if you were knowingly texting a minor .

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#316009 by Terminator5 Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:56 am
If someone is making demands for money for a real or imaginary crime , this is known as Extortion or Blackmail and is illegal . If you feel after reading the previous 36 pages of victim stories that his applies to you, than you need to report this crime .



https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx






Other Resources for Sextortion Victims



FBI Discusses Sextortion

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/fbi-di ... itter-chat

https://www.fbi.gov/sextortion

1-800-CALL-FBI.

FBI’s Twitter page or by using the hashtag #AskFBI




Sextortion Scams

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/sunda ... .html?_r=0




Crisis Intervention . If your really worried and need someone to talk to :

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255

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