Visit this review of the law about sexting a minor from this post on the Illinois State Bar Association Journal. We have found this same scam being reported by several people on the website 800between August 24 and early September.
We suspect that this scam will be targeting lots of men this fall.
For example, we think it likely that a lower level “underling” first contacted Dazed Guy87.
Once the victim was hooked, the underling passed him off to a “higher-up” or leader using the second phone number.
This is a very clever scam because of the way in which it baits the “mark” into believing that he has committed a felony.
And it doesn’t matter whether it was intentional or not.
Please respond to this letting me know that you have received this message.NOTE: This story was updated below on February 21, 2017.Many men have reported being targeted through posts on Craigslist, Meet Me and Meet4U app in addition to Plenty of Fish.He said the girl got my number from her babysitter and he names someone's name. He said he was gonna get off the phone and call the detective [and] that he would text me letting me know it was called off.
Anyways he said he destroyed a laptop that she was using. This is the text i got: The appointment with Detective Brown has been cancelled.If you don't get our free weekly newsletter to hear about the latest scams, sign up here!