A young woman found out where the calls were coming from.
A few days ago the Netflix series premiered ‘The Tinder Scammer’, a story based on true events, of a serial scammer who posed as a playboy billionaire on the dating platform to trick his victims.
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This is Simon Leviev, a supposed tycoon with a life of luxury with which he seduced women online to steal millions of dollars.
At this time, this series is among the top 10 of the most viewed on the Netflix streaming platform, it has caused fury and at the same time outrage at the way this subject deceived dozens of women.
Three of them decided to tell their testimony to the American producer.
After the premiere of this production, some cases of people who have been victims of scams in Colombia, by misfits who seek to profit economically through criminal acts, have been revealed.
Recently, the case of a young man who had his Instagram photos stolen to be used on the dating platform in order to scam became known.
The scammer called himself: “John, the rancher”, taking advantage of the characteristics of the person whose photos were stolen.
The complaint was made by the affected person who, seeing his photographs circulate on social networks, was surprised in a bad way.
“They are using my photos to scam people on Tinder and other dating apps,” a young man denounced through his Instagram stories after seeing his photos on the Twitter social network, with which he was allegedly accused of committing this crime.
The man, realizing that his image was at risk, responded to the user who was allegedly the victim of an attempted deception by unscrupulous people.
The person believed him and told the story of what happened to him.
Tinder is a platform that allows users from all over the world to interact in real time, which is designed to meet new people.
After several days of telephone conversations with the person he met on the dating platform, he made a misleading financial request.
“Two weeks calling me every night, we talked all day, he greeted me every day at 5am, he planned a trip to see me, the day of the trip he called me several times on the way and in one of the calls he said he was at an army checkpoint” revealed the young woman.
According to his story, this person insisted that he needed about three million pesos to get out of the impasse. He told his victim that he had two million pesos and that he only needed one million:
«He called six times to tell the drama before making the call in which he asked me for the money.
When I said I wouldn’t fall for his scam, he hung up on me. An hour later I send a message “here is the location you wanted”. He was never in Antioquia or on the way to Manizales.
Having acted in this way, the so-called acquaintance blocked her.
She continued to investigate to find the location of the calls and a trace placed her in an area quite close to the Las Heliconias prison in Leticia, in Caquetá.
After this discovery, the young woman believes that for two weeks she was talking to a convict.
This young woman stated that she tried to file a complaint on the Colombian Police page and after filling in 4,000 characters with the details, the page returned an error.
For this reason, she decided to make a complaint on social networks: “Luckily I did not lose money, but my dignity,” said the woman.
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