(Updated)You’re In Love With Someone You Met Online-Be Very Careful!!
We so often receive investigative requests from men and women who are involved in very personal relationships with someone they met online. They have come to point where they are uncomfortable and want us to investigate whether their lover is who they say they are and if they are married or committed to another relationship. Many of these people readily admit they are very much in love even though they have never met face to face with their online lover. Usually, these investigative requests occur when the online lover promises to fly out to meet them and then suddenly comes up with a last-minute excuse why they cannot leave their home country. Another reason we might be called to investigate their online lover is due to their online lover telling them that they are in very serious financial trouble. They will usually say their problem is due to a tax issue in their country or a medical emergency for which they have no money for.
The most disheartening call we receive is when we’re told the funds were already wired and that their alleged lover has never been heard from again. Once retained by our client were asked to track down where their so-called lover actually lives and to confirm whether he or she is really the person in the photo they posted online. In almost all cases the photo was hijacked from someone else social media profile and we usually learn the perpetrator works in a boiler room operation where hundreds of potential victims are sent emails through online dating sites. These crooks troll night and day for men and women on dating sites, they have no conscience or concerns about their victims because they feed their families based upon a percentage of the money they steal from their victims. Their job is to study hundreds of profiles of registered users all over the world and then pick their targets.
We have identified where most of these boiler room operations are located. They are usually in Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, and India. Those victims who wired funds will never recover their money and the person who scammed them will never be prosecuted. Foreign governments could care less as they have not the funds to deal with these scams. Worldwide Intelligence Network can confirm for you if your lover is a real person by conducting an advance background investigation on them anywhere in the world.
Here are a couple of very helpful websites for you.
Men, please check out this site:
Ladies and gentlemen, please look at this site from the FBI:
Not all online romances turn out bad. However, you should allow us to a background investigation prior to you committing to a relationship.
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BIOGRAPHY OF AUTHOR ROBERT MANN
Robert was born in New York and as a youngster moved to California with his family where he now resides. Robert became an ardent reader of suspense novels and cultivated a passion for solving mysteries at a very young age. Twenty-six years ago he founded the Worldwide Intelligence Network which is an accomplished licensed California and New York Private Investigation company. Today his investigative skills encompass a broad range of diverse investigative assignments all presented on his company’s website.
Worldwide Intelligence Network’s investigative assignments have taken Robert around the world where he often worked alongside with associates native to the country where the assignments took him.
Several valued and well-respected prestigious law firms from coast to coast have retained the services of Worldwide Intelligence Network as well as public and private corporations, government agencies such as the County of Los Angeles and the City Attorney of Los Angeles, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Los Angeles. Robert and his team of investigators serve small business owners, multi-national corporations, celebrities, and high-net-worth individuals. Worldwide Intelligence Network is ranked among the “Five Best Private Investigation Companies in America” by Conde Nast Publications.
Culturally savvy and globally-minded; Robert became an expert at interviewing, researching, assessing, writing/editing, and reporting with a keen understanding of the law, evidentiary procedures, and validation of admissible evidence, as well as applicable fraud statues at the State and Local levels.
One of Robert’s most memorable investigations took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (formally Saigon) where he was retained to conduct an extraordinary challenging and dangerous investigation of his client’s son’s murder. After concluding that investigation and identifying the killers, Robert felt compelled to write a novel “The Assignment” that was published and received excellent reviews.
Robert was continually being asked to provide Bodyguard services by his clients, and thus he acquired a license to offer Bodyguard Services around the world. SOME OF ROBERT’S INVESTIGATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS ARE:
He has saved his insurance company clients hundreds of thousands of dollars by exposing fraudulent claims.
He located millions of dollars of embezzled funds overseas which led to a very favorable settlement.
He prevented an innocent client from being convicted of bribing a Federal Agent; The case was dismissed.
He located two runaway children within hours of their parent's requests.
He exposed a criminal conspiracy perpetrated by father and son upon an elderly woman with a terminal illness. Both were captured and convicted to five years in prison.
He revealed both unfaithful and faithful spouses in hundreds of infidelity assignments.
He identified who stole tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry from an elderly woman with dementia and had that person arrested.
Asked to locate an employee of a law firm who went missing he found out that she had been murdered by her significant other who when confronted by the Los Angeles Police Department, took his life.
Robert personally connects with all of his clients and potential clients to make sure they are presented with the best investigative options and personal protection services. ROBERT MANN’S CREDENTIALS AND AFFILIATIONS
California Private Investigator’s License, 14745
Private Investigator’s License New York, #0311124
California Private Patrol Operator’s License #15757
POST Certified on Background Investigations Course
Member of the California Association of Private Investigators CALI
Qualified Provider of MCLE by The California State Bar
Robert provides Pro Bono Investigative Services to the Public Counsel of Los Angeles.
Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law firm in the nation.