Information on romance scams and scammers.
#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

Blackmail / Extortion / Sextortion . Anonymous Victim Assistance .
http://www.connectsafely.org/faq-on-sexting-and-sextortion/

Reporting Blackmail / Sextortion Scams and Fake Drug Purchase Blackmail Scams
https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
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#316010 by Ornage new black Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:06 am
Terminator5 wrote: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

im just wondering if the best thing to do is to block them and just not worry about it and let it pass.





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
#316011 by Terminator5 Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:20 am
Read This :

Sextortion: Rise in blackmail-related suicides over sexual images shared online


International gangs of organised criminals are increasingly targeting vulnerable young men by luring them into cyber-entrapment scams
Nina Massey |
Tuesday 29 November 2016|




http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 46776.html


And Than Tell, them to go F#&$K Off .

Blackmail / Extortion / Sextortion . Anonymous Victim Assistance .
http://www.connectsafely.org/faq-on-sexting-and-sextortion/

Reporting Blackmail / Sextortion Scams and Fake Drug Purchase Blackmail Scams
https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
#316012 by Terminator5 Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:25 am
REPORT IT .

Blackmail / Extortion / Sextortion . Anonymous Victim Assistance .
http://www.connectsafely.org/faq-on-sexting-and-sextortion/

Reporting Blackmail / Sextortion Scams and Fake Drug Purchase Blackmail Scams
https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
#316014 by AlanJones Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:07 am
You've been given advice, it is up to you whether you chose to accept it or not.

ETA: From the first post in this thread (and other threads):

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/

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.
#316123 by Terminator5 Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:50 pm
Thank you for posting and making a complaint . If you could give more details of the SCAM Story Line that would help others recognize it as a scam .

Blackmail / Extortion / Sextortion . Anonymous Victim Assistance .
http://www.connectsafely.org/faq-on-sexting-and-sextortion/

Reporting Blackmail / Sextortion Scams and Fake Drug Purchase Blackmail Scams
https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
#316168 by Whatthehell Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:14 am
I too had this issue. Met a girl on POF said she was 19 when we started talking and asked for some dirty pictures so I sent one and she sent some back. Caught one with a watermark on it and called her on it. She said she takes them for a website and they pay her. She then tells me she's actually 16 but to not tell the authorities that she takes those pics for the website. We don't talk sexual afterwards and she doesn't seem to have much to say the next couple days just that she's busy and that she's flying back to South Carolina to take care of some things since she recently moved from there to close to where I live. The number she uses is the right area code for where I lived. Name on kik is ashley l. after not hearing from her for a full day I get a call from a South Carolina number 3 times in like 5 minutes. I don't answer but look up the number and it's the number of the Hook, County police department. No message was left and I called the number back and it sent me to the police department recording saying that they are not opened. I call back the next morning and they tell me a scam has been going around.
#316197 by Whatthehell Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:20 pm
Just talked to a guy. He is using the name of an on duty office and the phone number of the police department. He said that I need to talk to the girls father. I told him no and asked for his badge number and he got really defensive. I called the dispatch and they said they would tell him to call me back and it would be on a blocked number but it was on the police department number when he called back so I'm still a little worried.
#316200 by Bryon Williams Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:31 am
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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.

bryonwilliams @ scamwarners.com

Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.

Find email headers: http://www.iptrackeronline.com/how-to-e ... eaders.php

Please remember the fallen. https://www.odmp.org/
#316201 by Terminator5 Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:43 am
Look the police department phone number up online . Call them directly . The scammers are probably spoofing the number .

Blackmail / Extortion / Sextortion . Anonymous Victim Assistance .
http://www.connectsafely.org/faq-on-sexting-and-sextortion/

Reporting Blackmail / Sextortion Scams and Fake Drug Purchase Blackmail Scams
https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
#316211 by Terminator5 Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:10 am
You just answered your own question . Review these facts:


Met a girl on POF said she was 19


Terms of Service of POF are no one under age 18 is allowed .



she sent some back. Caught one with a watermark on it and called her on it

she takes them for a website and they pay her


These are stolen photographs .


She then tells me she's actually 16 but to not tell the authorities that she takes those pics for the website


Its part of the Scam and par for the course .


I get a call from a South Carolina number 3 times in like 5 minutes. I don't answer but look up the number and it's the number of the Hook, County police department.


This also is par for the course . They work on Fear and Intimidation .


Just talked to a guy. He is using the name of an on duty office and the phone number of the police department. He said that I need to talk to the girls father. I told him no and asked for his badge number and he got really defensive.



Because he is a fake . Probably some ugly hairy mugu sitting in a Lagos , Nigeria , Cyber Cafe


I called the dispatch and they said they would tell him to call me back and it would be on a blocked number but it was on the police department number when he called back so I'm still a little worried.



When you called they don't know who you are . File a report HERE :





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

Blackmail / Extortion / Sextortion . Anonymous Victim Assistance .
http://www.connectsafely.org/faq-on-sexting-and-sextortion/

Reporting Blackmail / Sextortion Scams and Fake Drug Purchase Blackmail Scams
https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
#316353 by Whatthehell Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:36 am
Thanks for the information guys. Blocked the police departments number and didn't get a call Friday or today. Hoping they have moved on from me since I mentioned I believed it was a scam when he asked me to talk to the father and that I had already contacted the police department that he was calling from and they mentioned that it was probably a scam. Good thing is lessons have been learned from me and I'm sure many of the other guys on here.
#316356 by Whatthehell Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:52 am
Forgot that I looked up her phone number when I still had it (deleted it a couple days ago) so it was saved in my search history. The number she texted from is 8126101023. Area code is from a city nearby me. Girl's name is Ashley Smith I believe the "detective" said. Number "detective" called from is 8439155350 number of the Horry County PD. Don't have any pictures of the girl (she sent one with clothes on) but she had blonde hair and glasses in some, room was a mess, and had lots of ballet shoes hanging on wall. Hopefully this information helps anyone who has had the same situation as me.

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