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Scam Victim Stories

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Richard's Story - Overpayment Scam

Richard thwarted a criminal who attempted to involve him in an overpayment scam.

Published: March 27, 2014



Andy's Story - Dating Scam

Andy lost almost 18,000 to a woman who he met on an Internet dating website.

Published: October 29, 2013



Carol's Story - Dating Scam

Carol was almost scammed by a man she met on a Christian dating site. The scammer claimed that he attended her church but was currently working overseas building an oil platform.

Published: March 26, 2013



Marcia's Story - Google Checkout Vehicle Sale Scam

Marcia was very nearly taken in by a scam in which a criminal sent her a fake Google Checkout Transaction message in an effort to trick her into sending 4,000 for a campervan that the criminal did not even possess.

Published: March 6, 2013



Imelda's Story - Dating Scam

Imelda was tricked into sending money to a man calling himself James who pretended to be a successful structural engineer working in Scotland.

Published: February 17, 2013



Teresa's Story - Dating Scam

Teresa was scammed of $33,500 over the Internet by a man calling himself Paul who claimed to be a Civil Engineer from The Netherlands.

Published: February 17, 2013