Blanca Arellano – A Murdered Scam Victim’s Story

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Blanca Arellano – A Murdered Scam Victim’s Story

(Last Updated On: November 26, 2022)

Blanca Arellano – A ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Victim’s Story
Murdered For Her Organs In Peru

Online Romance Turned Deadly

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A Mexican Woman Flew 3,000 Miles To Meet Online “Boyfriend” Before Being Murdered For Her Organs

A Truly Terrible Story About An Online Victim Traveling To Meet A Stranger

This is NOT a Story About How Online Dating Goes Bad! This is a Story About Victims Lured By Online Criminals!

The news media talk about this like it is the romantic pursuits of a 51-year-old woman that saw her travel 3,000 miles from her home in Mexico for a date in Peru took a nightmarish turn after her dismembered body washed up on a beach. But this is far from that. This was a wilful deception to lure a victim to her death!

NEVER TRAVEL TO MEET A STRANGER YOU ONLY KNOW ONLINE!

Blanca Arellano told her family at the end of July that she would be taking a trip to Lima, where she planned to finally meet Juan Pablo Jesús Villafuerte, the man she’d been in an online courtship with for several months, in person.

Her family said that Arellano was planning to visit the beach city of Huacho, where her 37-year-old Peruvian boyfriend lived, and that remained to be the story they believed until they stopped hearing from her on 7 November.

In that final call with her niece, Karla Arellano, the 51-year-old hadn’t raised any red flags that would give her relative any cause for concern. She told her that the online relationship had proved to be standing the tests of an in-person one and that she had even developed feelings of love for the man she had previously only known behind the screen of her laptop, according to authorities.

Weeks went by before Arellano’s dream vacation to meet her so-called “love” was revealed to be a terrifying scheme, one that left the Mexican woman’s family frantically searching for her – only to have their own worst nightmare confirmed.

If it hadn’t been for the efforts of the 51-year-old’s social media-savvy niece, the case perhaps wouldn’t have gained the initial notoriety she managed to capture, as her posts about her missing aunt racked up hundreds of likes, retweets, and comments.

Blanca Arellano

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“I never thought I would be in this situation, but today I’m asking for your support to spread this post and find one of the most loved and important people of my life. My aunt Blanca Olivia Arellano Gutiérrez disappeared on Monday November 07 in Peru. We fear for her life,” the niece said in her 12 November post read.

The younger Ms. Arellano said in the posts that she’d begun to have misgivings about the medical student her aunt had met in an online gambling forum after a conversation with him in November revealed that the pair had fallen out and his ex-lover, he claimed, had said she was traveling back to Mexico.

“I decided to communicate with Juan P since he was the only contact she had in that country and that is where our fear was triggered,” she wrote in a follow-up post to her Twitter thread on her aunt’s disappearance.

“Is she ok?” asked the desperate niece, emphasizing in her series of posts how Villafuerte was the only person in the country who her aunt knew.

The medical student responded by saying that he’d stopped talking to Arellano several days before and that she’d told him that she was catching a plane back to Mexico after deciding, he claimed, “I couldn’t offer the life she wanted”.

The niece noted in her posts how this behaviorBehavior   Behavior / Behavioral Actions Otherwise known as habits, behavior or behavioral actions are strategies to help prevent online exploitation that target behavior, such as social engineering of victims. Changing your behavior is the ONLY effective means to reduce or prevent scams. was extremely uncharacteristic of her aunt, as she “WOULD NOT DISAPPEAR JUST LIKE THAT EVER AND EVEN LESS WITHOUT WARNING.”

“Juan P is the only contact we have and he is the last person to see my Aunt Blanca alive, until now he has not wanted to cooperate with information that could facilitate his search and today,” she added in one of the follow-up posts.

For his part, Villafuerte told the younger Ms. Arellano that he had done his “role” but from here on out, he could no longer assist the family in locating their missing relative, claiming that he didn’t “know anything else from here and I’m saying this with sadness”.

“Take care and I hope she gets safe back home,” the 37-year-old said in his last text exchange with the family.

Soon after, Peruvian authorities launched an investigation into the missing Mexican woman after her niece’s posts began gaining more traction online.

On 10 November, the grisly discovery of a severed finger with a silver ring still attached confirmed the worst for Arellano’s family.

Though the identifying fingertips had been removed, according to investigators, the family was able to match it to their missing relative with the silver ring, which they knew Arellano wore.

In the days that followed, more unsavory discoveries began washing up on the same beach in Huacho, including a faceless head, an arm and then finally a torso with all the internal organs seemingly intentionally excised from the chamber.

An arrest warrant was issued for Villafuerte on 17 November, and he was taken in as the main suspect in Arellano’s homicide investigation.

“Juan Pablo Villafuerte was arrested on charges of human organ trafficking,” said Peru’s general attorney in a news conference on Monday, according to Latin Noticias.

In a terrifying revelation that only came to light days after the 37-year-old medical student’s arrest, Villafuerte had allegedly begun posting videos on TikTok shortly after Arellano’s disappearance that appeared to show him dissecting human organs, including a pancreas and a brain, El Popular reported.

While searching the suspected murderer’s home, investigators then also found evidence of blood spattering throughout his apartment, including in the bathroom, the laundry room, and on the mattress and cleaning supplies, El Pais reported.

“We have no words to express what we are experiencing,” her niece tweeted on Wednesday. “My aunt was a kind, warm person, full of light, intelligent, dedicated, loving and that is how she should be remembered.”

SCARS SUMMARY:

This is just one example of how horror can happen to people who fall in love online and then go to visit the stranger!

Organ Harvesting is big business in many parts of the world, especially Latin America where many doctors and medical professionals ask few questions and just take the money. There are several large organizations in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, and elsewhere involved in this trade. For them, it is safer to take a tourist than a local person.

We constantly urge and advise people online to never go to visit the stranger’s country – make them come to you (if at all).

At least in this case the criminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. has been caught and may lead to his network and buyers. But this is not going to stop this practice.

We cannot say it often enough, you have to be wiser about anyone you know that is planning to do this! Do whatever it takes to keep them at home – steal their password, have it canceled, but do not let them get on that plane.

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