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[UPDATED 1/28/18, including new voice messages and this scam targeting a guy on Craigslist.] On June 21, 2017 we posted the another victim's story of this scam.
Plenty of Fish (POF) is an online dating site that uniquely claims to have millions of users worldwide.
At that point, I had calmed down knowing I really wasn't in any trouble after finding out about the scam, I could tell that Mr Davis was just fishing for me to try and offer to pay him off or something without saying it just repeating the same thing over and over.I was on the app Plenty of Fish (POF) and "matched" and sent a message to a girl with the username "starfish3824".I received a response about an hour later stating that she did not get on the app very much but that if I gave her my number she would text me. I receive a text about 2 hours after I sent my number with a picture of a girl holding a dog saying that her name is Jess.However, the man in South Carolina is responsible for most of these scams.He is African-American, likely between the ages of 25 - 35 years old and has, on rare occasions, had a woman help him.During the last few months this criminal also deletes the fake daughter profile very soon after he makes contact with his next victim.In the months of November and December, 2017 this criminal tricked 13% of his victims into sending him money.She asked for my name and age, which I found weird since I mentioned my name on my initial app message and age was on my profile.She asked for a face pic which I sent, she then went on to say that I was cute and had good looking lips and asked if she could place her genitals in my mouth.In the end, because of the noisy room, all I heard him say was something about not wanting to waste my time and hung up.I then preceded to send a text to Mr Davis letting him know that I was aware of the scam they were pulling off because I had searched both his and the detectives numbers.