So the same exact thing happened to me today,
Some dude on POF pretending to be 18 started texting me, told me he was 15 and kept pressing to talk about sexual things. I told him Im not cool with all that and really didnt entertain the idea nor contact him again, no pics, no vids, didnt ask, didnt give. He tried to hit me up several times after, but I basically just said Im busy.
Today I get a text that "this is collins father, my wife wants to press charges against you for sexting a minor, I want an answer NOW."
So then the "father" calls me, saying his wife had called the police but he luckily came home just in time to catch the police and say he wanted to try to handle it themselves. He then said they took their sons phone away and that hes grounded for the summer. Also said the son got mad that they took his phone and broke his mothers phone. Then said "its not even about the money to me" before ever mentioning paying him. Then threw in that his wife wants to call the cops, but he just wants to handle it between us because his wife has cancer, his kid is online talking to older people, and he "has a friend thats a private investigator" that looked me up, and he knows Im not really a bad person.
So for a cool $250 dollars to pay for the cancellation of their cell phone contract, we could move on.
Im not gonna lie, I debated doing it just to make this go away because I was pretty freaked out tbh.
He was adamant about sending it immediately, then saaid hes gonna need $700 because now he has to replace his wifes phone. I told him screw that if anything Ill do the 250 because he actually made me feel bad. His conditions were that I paid the money, deleted every text from before, and delete my POF account.
Said he was a christian man, with a wife whos going through chemo, 4 kids, and when I asked who and how I would send the money to, he said moneygram and to send it to his mother in law,"Myrtice Abrams" in serrasota FL who had paid the cancellation contract for him already. and that I could arraange payments with him on the rest.
I live in NC, apparently he lives in SC
I was actually going to do it, he even gave me a police officers name and badge number in case I thought he was joking. I told him Id have to do it tomorrow cause I was going into work. He said he guesses he can do that...
Then I get a text saying his wife is weak, hes helping get her in the ambulance. Then he was going to be spending the whole night at the hospital and to send that money ASAP to the Myrtice Abrams person.
Then I get another text saying his wife is getting sedated for 48 hours, and they may have to operate. And thanked me for "being a MAN and sticking to my word to make this RIGHT" and thanks for helping him out. He also wants the money early tomorrow cause he has to be at work... eventhough Im sending it to someone in FL.
This shit caught me off guard, it legitimately freaked me TF out. Luckily I spoke to my friend about it and he said dude youre getting scammed. And it all kinda made sense.
Im SO glad I found this forum. Thank yall.
Heres the phone #s hes used to text me, and the "minor"s number that I supposedly sexted...
This dude is convincing... Hes trying very hard to play on emotions and fears, and the harassing to send the money ASAP is a good way to make sure people dont have time to think about whats really going on. Id love to bust his bubble and tell him Im gonna report him for blackmail and I know hes a scam, but Im gonna make him sit in limbo for a while and just ignore him, while hes waiting to pick up that money tomorrow, and get pissed off.