Anyone can be the target and victim of these scams—men, women, young, old, gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic… But the FBI states that women who are “over 40, divorced, widowed, and/or disabled” are prime targets for scammers.
If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.
Today, Branden’s Joanne the Scammer Twitter account is, objectively, an internet sensation.
It’s populated with endlessly clever missives, both video and text-based, about ripping people off, robbing, cheating, and lying.
In videos, Joanne wraps herself in gray fur, speaks in an exaggerated posh accent, sucks down Newport cigarettes, and runs up charges on other people’s Pay Pal accounts. Joanne the Scammer is an egocentric criminal, and she wears her flaws like an elegant necklace, paid for with embezzled funds. At home, he keeps the curtains drawn, the AC on full-blast, and the lights low.
In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.
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But his life changed in 2015, when he made a video in which he, wearing a blonde bob wig with brown roots, delivered a monologue in a husky half-whisper: “I just want to let you girls know that I’m a real messy bitch — a liar, a scammer. I’m a messy bitch who lives for drama.” Joanne the Scammer was born. As Miss Prada — a transgender diva, trouble-making comic, and occasional prostitute — he’d amassed both fans and notoriety.
But Joanne is his most successful invention so far.
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