Man posing as model swindles and has phone sex with wealthy men

Posted by Ria, 20 Jan 10

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To those wealthy men seeking super hot chicks online, better watch out. The chick you are sending all those gifts to lure her could be a he.

A man has been posing as former Guess Jeans model Bree Condon (pictured above) looking for ‘Mr. Right’ on the dating website SeekingMillionaire.com. Justin Brown, the man behind the scam maintained his Bree profile for two years and swindled thousands from interested online suitors.

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So how did he manage to pull this off for 2 years? By doing his homework – digging up info on Bree’s family and siblings to cover his tracks, having some steamy phone sex with men on the site (apparently he has an abnormally high-piched voice) and breaking all dates he made.

All this came to an end when he contacted John Carbona, some wealthy investor in Fort Meyer, FL and asked him for money after the usual string of online and phone conversations. Apparently the line he used was that ‘she’ had lost ‘her’ luggage and was in a financial jam.

Carbona didn’t buy this. So he tracked the real Bree Condon and got a PI. The PI caught up with Brown in an Austin, TX motel. And with him was a small pooch, iPhone and $15,000 from some Miami doc.

Well, that being Bree, I'd understand why men fell for 'her' ;-)

18 responses to "Man posing as model swindles and has phone sex with wealthy men"

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  1.   bikerdude says:
    Posted: 09 Feb 10

    those men are stupid never send anyone money from an online dating site

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  2.   Maryana says:
    Posted: 09 Feb 10

    Thanks for these article,anyway Men should be careful and not only Rich,all men.Mark you even some ladies pose to be men here.so it make no diffrence,all genders should be careful.

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  3.   lubu says:
    Posted: 07 Feb 10

    Ria, thanks for posting this story it's very funny what men can do when they see a so called "beautiful" woman's picture. LOL. I think it's about time everyone should stop black listing Africa, especially Nigeria for online dating scams. Online scamming started in the western world before Africans even had computers let alone internet,they just got smarter at it and poverty can make you into a very smart person if you really want to get out of it i can assure you. It's true that this happens a lot over there but i feel it is men that are insecure and greedy that will fall for a scam like this. i just want to say that people should STOP blaming Nigeria for all online dating scams because most of the scammers are right here in the US or UK. LOl

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  4.   rarestgold says:
    Posted: 06 Feb 10

    Just FYI to all the wealthy fellas on this site - I'm all girl (LOL)

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  5.   Snazzybella says:
    Posted: 01 Feb 10

    Its cyber. Easier for the crazies to hide their craziness. Keep your money to yourself Keep your hands to yourself

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  6.   Tigresse says:
    Posted: 27 Jan 10

    ...am I missing something? We all know about online cons...as soon as someone asks for money... especially some dude I haven't met, just talked to online or via the phone....I'm out.

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  7.   fyer says:
    Posted: 25 Jan 10

    I agree with chastity and my advice to all is never to send monies to someone you have not met physically.You can hardly know someone very well online and meeting can open up a lot you didn't know about yourselves.

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  8.   outpass37 says:
    Posted: 25 Jan 10

    That is just crazy I had a friend that a woman in ohio named Sandra Combs did that to him to the tune of $61,000.00 Then she used that money and married another man who had more money than him, Right now he doesn't trust any woman, And I don't blame him because this type of crap make everyone fearful of who they are meeting online but if it sounds to good to be true more than likely it is.

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  9.   chastity says:
    Posted: 24 Jan 10

    misotall, she could be anywhere and still scam someone. you could have just said africa.

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  10.   Callia78 says:
    Posted: 22 Jan 10

    Example: One story of online scam from Nigerian man to a UK Woman which was on a BBC Watchdog. Online dating scam Melanie Hamer was in the midst of a divorce, with two children when she set out to escape from her loneliness. Like millions of people, she signed up to an online dating site hoping to find someone special. Shortly after her details appeared on the site Melanie was contacted by an American man who called himself Bendon Jones. He said he was about to move to the UK, and like Melanie, was also a single parent. At first, Bendon was the perfect gentleman; suave, intelligent and romantic. After several weeks of emailing they began to speak on the phone, several times a day. To the recently single Melanie, it was a thrill to finally meet someone who seemed attractive, interested and keen on her too. But after a while the relationship changed; Melanie received a text message from Bendon's son, asking for a birthday present. Melanie refused but felt guilty, a feeling compounded when Bendon rang to tell her his son had been taken ill and was in hospital. Instead of coming to the UK, he'd now have to travel to Nigeria, where he said his son was at boarding school, to be at his bedside. Over the next two months, during countless conversations Bendon manipulated Melanie into sending him money; for his son, for medical bills, for presents and ultimately for his flight tickets to join her in the UK. In total, Melanie estimates she could have sent him as much as 10,000. Money she could little afford. Bendon insisted he'd pay all of it back when he got to the UK, but Melanie realised she had fallen for the wrong man. Far from being the perfect gentleman, Bendon Jones was in fact the figment of a Nigerian conman's imagination. Former Metropolitan Police Officer Tom Craig is an expert in fraud. He says whilst you might think you'd never fall for such a con, it can happen all too easily. He told us: "Take it from me - anybody that falls for these scams that we've dealt with has not been stupid. We are talking about lawyers, bankers, self-made millionaires, lots of people with lots of sense." Melanie isn't the first person to have been taken in by an online admirer. But what made this con so sinister is what the scammers did next. Melanie contacted the official body set up by the Nigerian Government to tackle fraud like this - the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, or EFCC. Just a day later she received an email from what appeared to be the head of the organisation. To Melanie, it looked very official, particularly as she'd emailed the organisation only the day before, but the email was a fake, sent by a conman. ... stress that it is important to exhibit due diligence when dealing with individuals and organisations and carry out "careful checks on bonafides". http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2008/12/scammed_for_love_and_money.html

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  11.   Callia78 says:
    Posted: 22 Jan 10

    Ria, I think it great that you want to inform people of the crazies of internet dating. BUT maybe write something more relevant 'closer' to this site. Anything negatives is always applied to other dating websites rather than this one ( I wonder why!) HAS ANYONE ON THIS SITE BEEN SCAMMED? TELL YOUR STORY

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  12.   RAYNEDELAY says:
    Posted: 22 Jan 10

    RIA! I see you. Are you trying to warn the wealthy male members of this site that some of us ladies could be men posing as women?

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  13.   takinitall says:
    Posted: 22 Jan 10

    I LOVE IT! This is the funniest blog I have ever read. There are so many people who posts pictures of other people on their profiles, including this site. I find it rediculous, but we have some shallow and insecure people in the world. Think if these guys were a little more humble and sought someone normal, they may not have gotten swindled. Ladies do your homework. Conduct background searches on every man, even if it's just a megans law or zabasearch. I can't stress how important it is to know who you're dealing with. @ misotall I am in so agreement with your post. I know so many people who have the poor village story or some version of. And of course some guy who needs his ego stroked sends money or marry's them for citizenship and then she leaves him when she gets what she needs.

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  14.   Tigresse says:
    Posted: 22 Jan 10

    Ria, I appreciate your posting this article because we can all be naive at times, especially on internet dating sites. Before putting up a profile, I'd heard about romance scams, but considered myself immune. I really didn't think one of them would contact me here, but they have. Fortunately, I wasn't conned because of something my parents taught me years ago: if it appeals to your greed; someone tries to rush you into a relationship; claim to love you/want live together/get married within moments or days of meeting... You're being conned, they are abusive, have mental health issues, involved in ????..... whatever "it" is something isn't kosher. What's funny is that I'm not a cynical person, but this Life 101 skill stuck with me and has saved me a lot of grief.

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  15.   Ria says:
    Posted: 21 Jan 10

    This is an online dating site right? I need to inform you on such crazies so you can be cautious on the net.

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  16.   misotall says:
    Posted: 21 Jan 10

    1st! LOL she lives in Ghana with her mum as her US father died............right

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  17.   rarestgold says:
    Posted: 21 Jan 10

    Is this a joke? Ria? Come on baby girl how in the world does this fit in on an interracial dating site? I'm just saying.

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  18.   ann says:
    Posted: 20 Jan 10

    There is one born every day.

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