Complaint / review text:
I am currently in afghanistan along with the scam victim and witnesses. Scammer posed as emma garcia (aka emma ink) and found my buddy online somehow. Within 3 weeks scammer convinced him to get engaged and send 350$ (that i know of) within 2 seperate transactions, to buy an engagement ring. She set up a facebook account on july 28,2011 to communicate with victim and friended me and 2 other witnesses on aug 1,2011. We communicated with the scammer via facebook chat. My other buddies and i researched the real emma garcia. We asked questions about the poser that were referenced from emma garcia's real twitter page. My buddy found a comment about dorian grey on the twitter page and googled her, then he asked the poser about grey, scammer responded to the questions by copy and pasting from wikipedia. Everything the scammer claimed about herself was falsified. Later, the victim contacted the 2 witnesses and i saying he couldn't get money to garcia. He was wondering if we could help. One of us messaged her on fb chat and she told him she was stuck in the philipines because of the typhoon that occured. The poser tried getting money western unioned to her manager, mira jiminez. We googled the name and found her on a dating web site and the description of mira jiminez was word for word identicle to the fake emma garcia fb page. We alerted the real emma garcia that there was a poser via a fb message and reported the violation to fb. We talked to the victim trying to convince him he was scammed. The next day, aug 2,2011 the other witness contacted the poser with fb chat and asked her to prove she was the real thing. The scammer told him to contact her via yahoo messanger. On yahoo messanger, the scammer said there was a 4.99$ charge for the private video chat on yahoo. He never paid. The victim cancelled all of his credit cards and unengaged himself. The facebook account of the poser is still active.