I met Glyn in March after becoming a victim of a romance scheme on Instagram. After going to law enforcement and my case being rejected, in desperation through my own investigating I found Glyn on Linkedin.
Glyn is full of wonderful knowledge and he is what he says, OF, BY, FOR the PEOPLE! Glyn has been mentoring me for quite some time through the TDNO platform to become the Community Manager as he saw my worth and value of crime fighting since my grandfather was a law enforcement detective within my own community.
Through Glyn's mentoring he has helped me tremendously in lots of ways. He has helped me to become a better version of myself, unlocking what has already been there. A true crime fighter in the dark of night, online.
Glyn's morals, values and ethics exceeds the norm. Glyn really cares who he works with and cases he works on. He doesn't have to do this work, He chooses to! We are working very hard and collaborating together to make sure going forward, victims will not continue to feel shame, blame, or revictimized over and over again by any fraud crimes, or by law enforcement.
As much as the crime was devastating to my integrity and self worth, Glyn helped me to recognize that these platforms such as Instagram and other dating platforms fail victims and should be held accountable because as a human being you are trying to fulfill a missing piece.
When you use these platforms, the people whom you are speaking with should be REAL. Instagram and dating websites should be held accountable if they will allow such behavior to happen without consequence. Especially if criminals are falsifying another's identity.
If it wasn't for Glyn's support in an extremely difficult time, I would still be searching for justice or a way to recover my funds. I have listened to the expert in Glyn to have patience as this work takes that in of itself.
As Glyn continues to mentor me along the TDNO path and my own branding with my day job, we are looking forward to some incredible transformations within the TDNO Community!
I'm in the middle of a case with Glyn but wanted to expeditiously express my thanks for the "face search" resource on his website. I was cat phished embarrassingly more than once and had I known of this service previously, it would have saved me an exorbitant amount of time, money, and even dignity. I implore anyone meeting people on social media or dating apps to use this because even if they are "sure" of themselves, it only takes seconds to be better safe than sorry. (Now I sound like my parents!)
I also need to thank Glyn for telling me about this, because it's already saving me from future problems and will now be an integral tool to avoid cat phising in the future.
My story luckily was able to be stopped before it could have gotten very very bad. I got on tiktok as I often do . Just surfing things like the dogs that people narrorate and what not. Well I decided I was gonna put up a profile with a picture. Well seemed innocent enough. This very nice looking man came along and said some of the sweetest things. And come on ladies , we all like to feel attractive. Well we talked a little more and he suggested I download WhatApp so I did and in order to do that you have to use your email. Well the longer we talked I started paying attention to how he texted me and something just seemed off. Well I started researching and before I knew it a came across a lady on tiktok that put out this information about this site that is free and you can check to see if any image is a scam. Well guess what I put used the app put this guy's image in and sure enough about 100 different aliases came up with this guy's image that someone stole to woo women! In the short time of a couple of days we chatted ,before I found out he was a scammer thankfully to the tools available by this app ,he had been able to obtain my name my email and the state I live in . How many children I have and that I love dogs and the job description that I do for a living. All this seemed pretty innocent in a conversation. He was giving me this kind of info too but you know hindsight I'm sure it was not true info. The thing is I think of how bad it could have gotten had I not checked him out and how quickly information can be given without even really thinking about it. Some very intelligent, kind people have been scammed its not just hey send me money or buy me gift cards with technology now a days it takes so little to get more then we are willing to give to these scammers . And the thought that people have been drained of there bank accounts. And dignity and even in some cases lost there lives to the evil act of these ruthless scammers. Please if you get suspicious even slightly of anyone that you talk to please take a moment and face check them. And if you have ever been effected in any way by these scammers please share whatever you have to others ! It will help others by knowing they aren't alone and even if it saves 1 person from getting hurt then taking a few moments to type up your story is well worth doing . Stay safe out there 🙏
MODERATOR COMMENT: Unless a dating app uses KYC/AML level IDENTITY VERIFICATION, no dating app is safe. Treat 100% of contacts with caution and until you have safely confirmed the identity in a safe, public environment, do not trust.
I would also argue no "messaging app" is safe. I've found it quite difficult for anyone in customer support to not only help me, but even reply to me on WhatsApp or Telegram. They might be great for some professionals or legitimate friends, but they are also a haven for scammers because they are encrypted, have confidentiality to a fault, and can delete your whole chat history so you have no proof of ever messaging with this person. A couple tips... check if the person is messaging you from a cellphone or a "different" line, like a landline or hybrid. Meaning if the person I'm now chatting on WhatsApp with says they live in Los Angeles, but their phone number's area code is from someplace like Buffalo-NY, or Alabama, or even Jakarta-Indonesia, try to call that number from your cellphone or sms text them. If they don't pick up/have an outgoing voice mail or reply to an sms text, it could be a sign they are cat phishers using a landline with software that allows them to use it for apps... or it's a burner number. You could also just ask for a 1 minute video call to confirm their appearance, or ask them to send you an impromptu picture with a specific or unique pose or hand expression. That said, I've also gotten scammed by someone who I had a video call with so be careful out there and if you sense anything fishy, export the chat log and take screengrabs!
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