Arrigo Carlo topic
Mo 18. Nov 2013, 18:37
Well, I suppose it's time for me to make an appearance. I am the real person who's identity these creeps have assumed, and I would just like to apologize that you all have been involved in these online scams. I admit, when I opened my Facebook page years ago, I left it wide open for anyone to see because I was also using it as a business page, and this is how these scammers obtained my pictures initially. I had no idea people actually did this at the time.
My profile has since been locked down, but I am approached at least once per week by new people being contacted by new fake profiles (Facebook and dating sites) using my pictures.
My images are out there now and I don't know what can be done about it. I am happy that many people have found this site before they were victimized.
I shut down at least 4 or 5 Facebook pages every week that pop up with my pictures, but they continue to create new ones. So please, please, please report any and all scammer profiles to Facebook or whatever dating site you find them on. And if anyone ever tracks down one of these bast#$@s, please forward their info to me as I would love to pay them a visit. Always remember to NEVER send anyone money that you don't know, regardless of how nice or genuine they seem to be. These guys are pros, that's for sure.
Be careful out there
, and if anyone has any ideas about how to stop these creeps, I'm willing to do what I can.
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:26 pm
Unfortunately, no. I am being contacted almost daily about this by women who find me, usually through my business Facebook page. And if they are contacting me at this frequency, there must be hundreds of others.
Every time a fake profile is taken down, five more seem to go up. My images are also on nearly every popular dating site. It's very frustrating because many of these women are crushed when they find out this person isn't real. I do know several who have sent him money. I wish there was something more I could do, but it seems the authorities aren't really interested in this issue.
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:24 pm
There are quite a few women who do their homework, and end up contacting me before they are victimized. It's sad that online scams are so easy and so rampant, and that we have to be skeptical of everyone.
I do refer people here who find my Facebook page and are convinced I am the man they've been talking with. Some don't believe me at first, but this site serves as proof that I am who I am say I am, and that the person they are talking to is a fraud. This site is really what eventually convinces them.
I think the authorities just take a "buyer beware" approach to this, and blame the victims for not doing their homework. I also think many don't realize people are doing this, as I was just made aware of it a short time ago myself.
I will say one thing, whoever is doing this is very good at what he does. He knows exactly the types of women to contact and how to make them fall in love with him.
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:24 pm
I am the Real Slim Shady so to speak, or to all of you, the real owner of these images. I encourage all of you who have been approached by these scammers to file a report with the IC3, which is a branch of the US FBI dealing with internet crime.
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I have filed my own complaint with no reply, but I think everyone should get their contact with these criminals on record. Perhaps the authorities will eventually take notice.
This romance scam is alive and well, and the rate at which I am being contacted by victims is increasing. At this point, it's about 1 new victim every few days.
Be safe out there.