ABC7 WRITES... SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - "This was intimate, love, details, dreaming, so so deep," said Pamela Viles, the victim of an online dating scam. It's a sobering realization for Viles. She recently learned the man she's been texting daily, and calling twice a week, isn't who she thought he is. "I felt like I really knew him closer than anybody that I had known," stated Viles during an interview with ABC7 Friday. 69-year-old Viles says she met a man named "James Lazenby" on Match.com two years ago; "James Lazenby" an "Australian born business owner with dual citizenship in Canada". She told ABC7 health problems hindered her clear thinking. Otherwise, she would've seen the red flags. "I'm very clear headed but I have a little bit of dementia," explained Pamela Viles. Dating back to 2016, Pamela Viles sent him money from her IRA, personal checking account, and funds taken from credit card loans and is now more than $350,000 in debt. She also sent $900,000 of fraudulent wire transfer funds overseas, after believing he sent her authentic funds (to her) that weren't even there in the first place. The money was sent to Dubai. (Dubai is the money laundering capital of the world) "You're thinking if its deposited into your account its cleared, that's legitimate, but its not," cried Viles. Viles believes she was blind-sided while using the online dating site Match.com. Now Viles is prepared to lose her home, and wants others to be skeptical if a story sounds too good to be true. There never was a real "James Lazenby" the "Australian born business owner.
NIGERIAN SCAM: Sarasota Woman Conned out of $1 Mill By Australian Loverboy James Lazenby on www.Match.com Funds Sent to Dubai She Should Have Hired a Private Investigator like me first, 'Better Call Bill'. Con men and internet scammers regularly use familiar sounding 'fake names' this guy used the name James Lazenby and claims he lived in Australia. NEWSFLASH: George Lazenby is an Australian actor and former model. He is best known for playing Ian Fleming's fictional British secret agent 'James Bond' in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service", Better Call Bill. Any wire transfers to Dubai UAE in such large amounts ($900,000) are highly suspect as Dubai is the money laundering capital of the world. All of this could have been avoided if Ms. Viles had hired a private investigator LIKE ME to check out James Lazenby in Australia via Dubai.
VIDEO ABOVE: Sarasota Private Eye Bill Warner seen on ABC News Tampa exposes Nigerian Email Scams, 8 YEARS AGO. Wake up, do not send money via wire transfers to anybody you met online in Dubai UAE there are only 2 groups that work the Dubai money laundering circuit, the Nigerian scammers and Muslim Mafia Don 'Dawood Ibrahim' who supports Al-Qaeda. An online identity theft scam victimized soldiers based at Fort Hood, Texas, investigators said. The scam came to a quick end with the arrests of a gang of Nigerian immigrants. During raids Tuesday morning, 26 suspects were arrested on Staten Island, in Queens and Brooklyn. “They stole millions of dollars, perhaps as much as five million dollars,”. Investigators say the ring Nigerian immigrants leaders – 38-year-old Kazeem Badru, 46-year-old Ganiu Rilwan and 32-year-old Okoronkwo Okechukwu – accessed the checking, investment and credit card accounts or more than 200 people. Nigerian Internet Scammers will send you counterfeit cashier checks that eventually bounce and make you liable. They will request you deposit a counterfeit cashier check for say $70,000 claiming they can't at their bank for some BS reason, then tell you to keep $5,000 for your trouble and wire them the difference $65,000, all fake and your on the hook for the whole $70,00 when the check is found to be counterfeit and bounces.
Nigerian Internet Scam version #2....“Life was stable, I was looking to date and a friend suggested a dating website,” says Melinda, 44. “Pretty quickly I was flooded with responses. I had no experience with online dating — and I will never do it again.” One man — Charles — captured Melinda’s interest. He said he was a 48-year-old vet from Sydney Australia and for the next six weeks they emailed and began chatting on the telephone. “We were supposed to meet up but Charles was suddenly offered a contract in Dubai UAE,” she says. “It was good money and he said we’d catch up when he got back.“We talked a lot over the next few weeks and when his number came up on my phone it was the international code for Dubai UAE because I checked. He’d send me love poems, tell me he couldn’t wait to see me and I thought we’d start a life together.” A few weeks after Charles supposedly arrived in Dubai, the first of a string of mishaps occurred — and he asked Melinda for financial help. He said he had to pay a customs bill in Dubai but couldn’t access his bank in Australia.“He kept ringing me and telling me he’d be locked up if he didn’t pay the money. I was worried so I sent him $700 via Western Union. “A few days later I got a call from a woman who said she was his lawyer, telling me Charles had been arrested and could I send money to get him out of jail?” Melinda’s long-distance relationship continued for nearly two years, during which time Charles’ veterinary work took him from Dubai to South Africa to Nigeria. During this time she wired him $20,000. “There were moments when I wondered if he was a scammer but you live in hope and the hope takes over. “Towards the end of those two years I nearly lost my house. And then one morning I got 20 calls from Charles asking for more money and that was the point when I woke up. “After that I got a series of abusive phone calls from him. I told him I wanted to see who he really was and we Skyped, and I found out ‘Charles’ was a 33-year-old Nigerian man.
The dangerous side of online dating PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA Bill Warner Florida private investigator offers on his website to “sort out the winners from the losers” for $65.00. March 8th, 2010 A homeless sex offender, Peter Chapman, posed as a handsome teenager on Facebook to lure a 17-year-old girl to a secluded location where she was kidnapped, gagged, raped and murdered. THE NATIONAL Gretchen Peters, Foreign Correspondent. PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA. With as many as 40 million single Americans using online dating services or web-networking sites such as MySpace to look for love, it would seem that there has never been an easier time to find a soulmate online. But experts, law enforcement officials and private investigators like Bill Warner warn that the world of internet romance is fraught with peril, ranging from liars to sexual predators and even murderers, who hide their motives behind seemingly innocuous virtual identities. The numbers are worrisome – and horror stories abound. In February, MySpace was forced to cancel 90,000 accounts on its site that authorities revealed were linked to registered sex offenders. It was a fraction of the 130 million users of the site, but a significant percentage of the more than one million registered sex offenders in the United States. In April a Boston medical student, Philip Markoff, dubbed the “Craigslist killer” by the media, was arrested and changed with murdering a masseuse who advertised on the popular website’s erotic services section. Two months later Craigslist was hit with another scandal when it emerged that a North Carolina man used the site to hire a man to rape his wife while the husband watched, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..
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