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Old 05-01-2021, 7:00 PM
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Default Online scam with a twist. Details and questions inside

I have not logged into this forum in years. Now am I am back with a story and a question.

Long story short, I have done online dating for a while. Seen some weird things happen. Been scammed out of money. My BS detector is very keen.

New local user pops up. I we exchange some rated G messages and exchange phone number. We exchange a number of g rated text messages.

Things this user does that makes me suspect scam.
Won’t talk in the phone
Won’t do a video call
Won’t meet in person.
Wants money without meeting in person

User wants me to send them money via Zelle or Venmo so they can go grocery shopping. I say I will only meet you in person. User refused to meet in person but send s me a picture of a Drivers lisncse, Which I have never had happen before. My curious peaks as this address is 3 miles away.

I go to the address and Knock on the door. Man comes out old enough to be her dad. I ask if the user is lives there. Man says yes, which was a shocker for me. I Leave.

I have enough information to start an investigation, I think. I am curious if this person has scammed money out of people. Would a prosecutor in Santa Clara county prosecute something like this. Would a police department devote resources to build this kind of case?
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Old 05-01-2021, 7:15 PM
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Find a better outlet for scoring girls.
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Old 05-01-2021, 7:50 PM
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Find a better outlet for scoring girls.
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Probably a younger girl looking for a sugar daddy or money from desperate dudes. Meeting women online can be rough... good luck
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Old 05-01-2021, 7:53 PM
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....she's probably married or has a live in boyfriend.
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Old 05-01-2021, 7:56 PM
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I suggest you sent a letter to "Daddy" describing this so he knows what might be going on unless he is in on it.
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Old 05-01-2021, 8:06 PM
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You are a creep.

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Been scammed out of money. My BS detector is very keen.

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Old 05-01-2021, 8:16 PM
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Is this a parody thread? Why even bother going to the address? Gotta be pretty desperate to even bother playing this game.
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Old 05-01-2021, 8:19 PM
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An investigation for what exactly? From what you have described I don't see a crime. Someone asked you for money, that happens every day, charities, the NRA, and politicians constantly ask for money. There is nothing illegal about asking for money. The crime comes when you give them money expecting something in return that you don't get, or are you leaving that part out to not incriminate yourself? Sorry for being blunt but those are the questions that are going to come up.
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Old 05-01-2021, 8:19 PM
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going over to the address? Seems almost like... To Catch a Predator...
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you're not very good at the online thing if you didn't immediately stop contact at the "send me money but I won't meet".
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Old 05-01-2021, 8:58 PM
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If you Venmo me $50 I will teach you how to recognize online scams.
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What is the investigation for? No one is forcing you to send any money or continue the relationship, everything is voluntary.
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Old 05-01-2021, 9:41 PM
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Last week, I was driving to Lowe’s hardware.

I stopped at a light, and a person came up to my vehicle and asked me to give them money.

Would local LEOs initiate an investigation?
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I would never, ever try to hook up with a woman through the internet. What's wrong with you?
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bro, when they start asking for money you cut off communication and you defiantly don't go to a random address knocking on doors.
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Bars are about to open back up I think?
How did you get her address lol.
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Oh I see now, dumbazz sent you a picture of her drivers license haha.
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Oh I see now, dumbazz sent you a picture of her drivers license haha.
Probably a Nigerian scammer. It stands to reason that a picture of a real DL will lead you to the address of the person on the DL. It does not mean that is the same person who sent the pic of the DL.

Until you can establish that the person you are communicating with is the person on the DL, and that they are trying to commit a crime, you have nothing. I'm not even a cop yet I know that. And simply asking for money to spend, is not a crime.
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Old 05-04-2021, 2:13 PM
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So youve been scammed before...
Even if you met face to face to give this person money WHY!
Why would dating/ trying to date someone ever have an exchange of cash. Yes maybe you pay for dinner or get her something but I have never given a girl money that I just met.....
As a matter of fact even to this day I dont give my wife money unless its like some small amount in my wallet and she needs the cash.
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....she's probably married or has a live in boyfriend.
This.

Besides, there are plenty of badge bunnies available in real life who will be loyal to you and support your chosen calling.
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[QUOTE=rancher1school;25722664]I have not logged into this forum in years. Now am I am back with a story and a question.

Things this user does that makes me suspect scam.
Won’t talk in the phone
Won’t do a video call
Won’t meet in person.
Wants money without meeting in person

User wants me to send them money via Zelle or Venmo so they can go grocery shopping.



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I'm not LEO.... but I'm wondering if you were paying a hooker and now want a refund....
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