The scammers are using their images without their knowledge or permission to deceive their victims and steal their money.
The scammers are using their images without their knowledge and permission to deceive their victims and scam them out of money.
Romance and Scammer both featured these photos in numerous locations as Scammers who had been reported to them.
Between Facebook, My Space and a number of other social networks and dating sites there were several pages on Google images showing dozens of memberships under dozens of different names.
I don’t think that’s entirely true, and I do think there were some things he could have done to at least lessen the damages (or mitigate them as we lawyers like to say), but overall the people whose photos are stolen and used by Scammers are the biggest victims of all, and Paul1968 was one of them.
He has suffered a lot due to his photos being stolen and he is not at fault for that at all.
We responded the same way here – we offered to have a video chat and if he proved to be the person in his photos and could answer some questions to explain the problems we were having.
That’s usually the last we hear from them, but in this case Paul1967 was quick to take us up on our offer, and he provided a Skype name for me to contact.
Generally though, where there is no initiating complaint of actual scamming filed by a member, and no evidence of actual attempts to con someone out of money, we will message the convicted Scammer and offer him or her the chance for a video chat and interview to see if we should relent.
We did that in this case and received a fairly quick response.
Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.