Season 2, Episode 30: Stand Up & Speak Up with Debby Montgomery Johnson and a Special Guest SURVIVOR, Ms. Texas!
On October 22, 2021, SCARS’ Director Debby Montgomery Johnson was in the Dallas courtroom in support of 80+ romance scam victims, including some in our own SCARS support groups, for the sentencing of one of the scammers arrested by the FBI. While scamming is on the rise due to the pandemic, that FACT is that arrests are increasing and global law enforcement is doing a huge amount, supported by crime prevention organizations like SCARS.
Reporting these crimes is not a pleasant experience. Particularly since most of the time, the local police – your first responder, and the people that have to take the first report can do almost nothing. But those reports matter as you hear in this interview. Every report adds data that law enforcement can use to connect the dots that can lead to the arrest and shut down of scammer organizations around the world. Your report matters. You may not get what you expected, but that is just the way it is right now, but it is important!
Background Information From The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas’ press release on Monday, April 5, 2021: A Carrollton, Texas man named “Moses Moreira” has pled guilty to federal violations announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. Moses Moreira, 42, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud on April 1, 2021, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak. “The identification and disruption of white-collar fraud schemes, and the vigorous prosecution of the criminals responsible for them, is a top priority for the Eastern District of Texas,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. “It is our mission to make internet communication and commerce as safe as possible and rooting out online fraud schemes—such as the one here—are an integral part of that process.”
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