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Scammers are targeting you and your loved ones. I know all too well. My mother is broke because of a scammer that she believed was her soulmate. The only way we can fight back is to arm ourselves with information. Scammer Warriors unite! These stories are from victims and their families. The details are so shocking that they're hard to believe.
39 Episodes
Have you ever questioned an email from your boss? You should. The business email scam costs billions of dollars every year. There's a very simple solution. Former FBI agent Roger Campbell is dedicating a lot of his time these days to make sure everyone is aware of the signs... and how to avoid being a victim.
This veteran isn't your typical victim. AJ is actually a published author on how social media could change the future. His insight can help victims, their family members and other veterans who are going through the same nightmare.To read more on AJ, go to Here's how you can buy the book:
Dr. Peter Lichtenberg is one of the first board certified experts in the field of elderly mental health. He’s researched the topic for decades. I wanted to know if there was something more to what leads a person to become a victim, other than loneliness and isolation.  You can call Dr. Lichtenberg at 313-664-2633. His email is
Retired FBI Agent Roger Campbell spent years fighting scammers targeting your ATM and credit cards... as well as at the gas pump. In this episode, he reveals how he keeps himself safe and how you can identify skimming devices. 
One of the biggest problems in fighting scams in the U.S is the lack of attention by social media giants and the government. So what do they do in any countries? Enter Brownwyn Groot. She’s a one woman scam fighting machine in New Zealand. Her story starts years ago when online scamming wasn’t on people’s minds. Check out a ton of scam fighting information she's compiled at 
Brett Johnson got the name Original Internet Godfather after setting up a network of scammers to steal people's money. His story is so unbelievable that it's destined for the big screen. Be sure to check out his podcast called AnglerPhish. 
Alex is a young women who was scammed twice. The first scam was kind of the run of the mill that we hear on this podcast. Then, she signed up for Seeking Arrangements. I had a hunch about what actually happened, but wasn't sure until last week. The puzzle was solved with an arrest. See if you can solve the case.
Debbie Montgomery lost her husband suddenly after 26-years of marriage. Her friends encouraged her to go online to find love. She went on a couple of unremarkable dates when she noticed someone who really caught her eye. She never could have imagined how that click would change her life... and not that way she was thinking.*This episode sponsored by Best Fiends
I can count on one hand how many people I’ve interviewed with a story just like mine. Now that my mother has passed on, I often wonder if I should have done more. Here's a story of what happens when a daughter fights her mother's scammers with everything she's got.
A Canadian doctor gets stuck in the Middle East after moving her family there to take care of a sick loved one. She thought she found the right person to help her family return. She ended up without enough money to do anything with thoughts of suicide. Fortunately, she found the right woman for the job and it didn't cost anything. This episode sponsored by Best Fiends. Have a story to share? Email Scammer Stories at
Scammers are getting better at their job. No one is immune. In this episode, we delve into three different lives to see how scammers can get their hooks into anyone. Felicia fell victim to a rich woman at a glamorous hotel. Greg lost his home in a mortgage scam. And an Army veteran, from New York, deals with scammers stealing his pictures and trying to steal his life. This episode sponsored by Best Fiends.
Julie started Scam Alert, which now hows 14,000 followers. There isn't a scam she won't fight. She's helped men and woman all over the world and has big plans to help future victims.
Chris is starting over after falling victim to a romance scammer from Nigeria. Her story has a twist that we haven't heard before on Scammer Stories. She was on the way home from work when she got a message that would send her world into a spiral. If you have a story you want to share, email
A Nigerian scammer (we'll call Ray) says he actually fell in love with his American victim. Ray called her one day and said, "I have something to tell you. Promise you won't be mad." He laid it all out there.. his real picture and everything, hoping to win her love. If you have been scammed, you can email me at
Diane survived brutal beatings from her first husband that landed her in the hospital. She says that was nothing compared to the emotional pain she felt after being scammed by a man she was in love with online. Email me at to the first episode of Fool Me Twice. 
Jules Hannaford was a single mother, who moved to Hong Kong for work, and had a tough time finding love there.  Jules thought she met the love of her life online. She packed a back and headed to the U.K. to meet the man of her dreams. The trip quickly turned into a nightmare. Since then, she wrote a book called Fool Me Twice and started a podcast to help inform other women before they fall victim to scumbags online. Here's the link to her book. You can also find her podcast Fool Me Twice on iTunes. Have a story you want to share, or need resources? Email me at
Robin has a solid career at a California hospital and thought she met her perfect match when she met Chris Lloyd online. They met for coffee and talked for hours. The couple soon started talking about the future. And that's where Robin's story turned into a nightmare. If you have information on the case, email me at
Debbie freely admits she fights loneliness and depression. Her mother was on her death bed when a scumbag reached out to push her to the limit. She reached out for help from a therapist and was treated like a piece of trash. Have a story you want to share, or need resources? Email me at
Many scam victims and advocates are fighting the mighty Facebook to remove fake accounts. However, it looks like scammers might prefer Instagram and they're moving into other platforms as well. Have a story you want to share, or need resources? Email me at
Agent Christine Beining sets the record straight on many rumors that swirl throughout the scam victim community, including one that I believed in my mother's case. Have a story you want to share, or need resources? email me at
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