An Appeal To Help Us Defend A 63 Year Old Elderly Scam 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 From Spending The Rest Of Her Life In Prison!
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED
ALL MONEY DONATED HAS BEEN REFUNDED BY GOFUNDME
UPDATE: Sadly we had to discontinue our efforts to help this manipulated victim of a romance scam. We had to tell the people involved that there was not sufficient interest to help a victim in need. Everyone expects someone to save them until they are asked to help another. This is the reason why we discontinued the fundraiser. The real tragedy is both for this victim and the fact that no one else will try to raise funds for other victims in need.
We originally asked that you join us in helping to defend an elderly victim of Nigerian Romance Scammers from spending the rest of her life in prison!
According to court records for Mable Dulaney, an elderly woman age 63, was arrested by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff regarding activity while under the control of a Nigerian Scammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. team.
The woman was seduced by one or more Nigerian Scammers that she met online on Tinder – known to be flooded with fake and false identities and heavily used by African Romance Scammers.
Very few elderly victims have any idea of the risks of being online or how many fake identities are in use – over one billion fake identities on Facebook alone according to reports.
Dulaney told deputies she established an online relationship with a man on Tinder, and he asked her to buy another phone for them to talk and to open three checking accounts at three different banks to help him with his business activities.
Sadly This Is Extremely Common And Victims Are Heavily Manipulated Into Doing What The Scammers Want. This Is Far From Isolated, And There Are Over 5 Million Romance Scam Victims In The United States Alone.
According to Dulaney’s arrest warrant, the man notified Dulaney by text when money wires ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 were sent to her account and provided instructions for her to send the money to a bank in California. The man told Dulaney the funds would be invested in Bitcoin for his business needs.
Unfortunately, elderly victims are easily manipulated through a multitude of very effective techniques and are frequently converted into Money Mules Money mules are a type of money laundering where a person transfers illicit funds through a medium (such as a bank account) to obfuscate where the money came from. There are different types of money mules including witting, unwitting, and complicit. if they cannot be scammed out of their own money. The result is an otherwise law-abiding citizen becomes trapped unknowingly into the web fo crime spun by the scammers.
Few elderly people understand these issues and the results are that it a massively profitable criminal 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. enterprise that even the United States Congress recognizes as a plague.
In our experience as the World Leader in online crime victims’ assistance and support, the defendant unknowingly engaged in this activity and lacking enough money to properly defend herself will need experienced professional legal support which we hope to be able to bring to her case.
How Would The Funds Be Used?
To defend Mable Dulaney, the funds raised will be used to:
- Support Development of Legal Strategies & To Support Her Legal Defense
- Provide for the Availability of Expert Witnesses
- Provide for Supporting Evidence, Documentation, or Briefs
- Support Legal Research
- Support Investigative Services
- Or Other Activities That Will Aid In Her Defense
Funds would be used for that stated purpose in support of the defense of the accused. The above is being provided to support the public defender for the parish. Additional support or alternative support will be provided for Amicus Curiae or in the event that sufficient funds are obtained to replace the public defender with outside counsel. Funds will not be paid directly to the defendant due to financial embargoes in place.
Of course, all plans and strategies ended when we terminated this fundraising campaign.
Learn More About The Kinds of Manipulations Than Romance Scams 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. Victims Face:
THIS COULD EASILY BE YOUR MOTHER OR GRANDMOTHER!
Is this the way you would want someone duped into a scam to be treated?
As a felon deserving of decades in prison?
In fact, for someone of her age it could be a death sentence – is this a third-world country or the United States?
This Campaign Was Terminated
We kept this post to both remind you of the dangers of being a mule A money mule sometimes called a "smurfer," is a person who transfers money acquired illegally (e.g., stolen) in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others (usually criminals that they are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated). Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred - but not always. Mules may or may not be aware that they are performing these actions. Money mules are often dupes recruited online for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country. Similar techniques are used to transfer illegal merchandise. Mules can be prosecuted for numerous crimes. and to express our disappointment that there was so little support for other victims.
Read more about her case «here» and at this link: «https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/crime/2019/06/05/wm-woman-laundered-money-tinder-connection-nigerian-scam-opso/1344429001/»