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    Hello,

    I'm Alex, I accidentally find this quality forum, I read some parts of the multiple threads, and it was not just me who become victims of fraud.

    I decided to join and hopefully get more knowledge.

    Thank you

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    Re: I think RealScam.com more than just good

    Quote Originally Posted by donalexander View Post
    Hello,

    I'm Alex, I accidentally find this quality forum, I read some parts of the multiple threads, and it was not just me who become victims of fraud.

    I decided to join and hopefully get more knowledge.

    Thank you
    Welcome, hope to see you joining in the conversations and picking people's brains.
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    Re: I think RealScam.com more than just good

    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    Welcome, hope to see you joining in the conversations and picking people's brains.
    And expose scammers and kick their arses....
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    Re: I think RealScam.com more than just good

    Welcome Alex. Please tell us how you became a victim. My first encounter with a huge con artist was when I let some space in my office to a likable guy who said he was a fine art dealer. He had excellent references but he turned out to be an International art thief who is in jail now for kidnapping and attempted murder.

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    Re: I think RealScam.com more than just good

    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post
    Welcome Alex. Please tell us how you became a victim. My first encounter with a huge con artist was when I let some space in my office to a likable guy who said he was a fine art dealer. He had excellent references but he turned out to be an International art thief who is in jail now for kidnapping and attempted murder.
    Oh, wow. I didn't know that story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustTooMuchTime View Post
    Oh, wow. I didn't know that story!
    A friend of his last victim whom he intended to murder picked up the story on PatrickPretty's blog.

    Here is more from Patrick's blog, if you are interested.

    Hi Patrick,

    I found the video riveting and SO TRUE to life but it brought back very painful memories of the time when I was targeted by an International confidence trickster. He used the tactics described in the video ie persuasion and persistence. If it had not been for my husband and New Scotland Yard, I could have been one of his victims.

    I had some spare office space to let and the person who answered my advertisement had all the right qualifications and references SO I THOUGHT. I had glanced at his passport and noted the name of one (Sir Sacheverell De Houghton) My husband and I quite liked the man and we also had no objection when he asked if we had a room in our house to let.

    pounds 20m kidnap and murder plot - News - The Independent

    and seen references from one of his business partners Lord Gormanson

    lord gormanson - Google Search

    Why was I targeted? The police told me that I was on a list of people in this country who are known in polite circles as “the decayed gentry”. Sir Sacheverell whom we affectionately called Sasha knew that people like me would be very likely to advertise any family silver or paintings which we had for sale in a little known British publication known as The Country Gentleman’s Association.

    The Country Gentlemen's Association annual price book, 1963 - Anon

    The joke was that my husband came from a very different class, one that is known as the left wing intellectual branch of British society. We listened to “Sasha’s stories about life at Eton most evenings and my husband smelled a rat. He said that Sir Sacheverell’s account of life at Eton had been borrowed from the jazz singer Humphrey Littleton’s autobiography.

    Sasha asked me to give him a reference so that he could open a bank account in the UK and it was fortunate that I had enough common sense to refuse.

    He asked me to visit an old aunt of his who lived in a small museum to pick up some silver that the poor old lady with dementia had forgotten was not hers but his. Luckily I refused to do that.

    To cut a long story short, the next chapters were urgent phone calls from Brixton prison. Sasha rang us both to tell us that he had been wrongfully arrested and needed money urgently. He wanted me to visit him in prison. My husband offered to go instead and he listened to Sasha’s appeals for money from his prison cell. He gave “Dear Sasha” enough money to buy what he claimed he really needed to make a spell in a British prison which was enough to buy a tube of toothpaste!

    These con artists do a lot of research to find their victims but I was very lucky to have been married to a man who was a jazz fanatic and recognised that the man was a Humphrey Littleton mimic

    Judy

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    Re: I think RealScam.com more than just good

    @ ALL.
    glad to know you.

    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post
    Welcome Alex. Please tell us how you became a victim. My first encounter with a huge con artist was when I let some space in my office to a likable guy who said he was a fine art dealer. He had excellent references but he turned out to be an International art thief who is in jail now for kidnapping and attempted murder.
    Hi path2prosperity, thing you've ever experienced this a terrible case

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    Re: I think RealScam.com more than just good

    Welcome to RS Don!
    Don't get ripped off!! Stay informed!

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