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Originally Posted By Bill
My wife and I were scammed by a lady in the Atlanta area in the spring of 2000. I feel like its my personal mission to get the word out on this lady who claimed to be a Christian and claimed to be working in prison ministry helping arrange adoptions for women in prison. Her name is Cheryl Kinney and she supposedly lives in Dacula, Georgia. She strung my wife and I along (as well as another couple) for about 2 months with the promise of a baby that was to be born in March. ItҒs a very complicated story but it ended up falling apart when we caught her in several lies and checked up on some of the inconsistencies that we found in her stories. She operates under the private agency name Legacy Lighthouse. If anyone is contacted by this lady dont believe a word she tells you. Better yet, contact me by email. The state of Georgia is currently investigating her and trying to get this scam shut down.
Yep. Same IG name. I'm so sick of being scammed and having to play along just in case it's the real deal. I was also contacted by "Ashley and Chris" who were mentioned earlier in the thread.
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same here.... she contacted a friend who just matched so she shared her info to me. Name is Alyssa, had pictures (different from above, but probably stolen) due Friday. She is 16, boyfriend is 18. :/ Beware. So glad I googled!!!!!
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I just got a text from "josh and alyssa" says she's due 4/10, sent me several photos, but when I questioned her saying she was 41 weeks she said "oh I meant 40" but that would still mean her due date isn't a week away, lol. She said yes to talking on the phone but I'd been getting scam vibes. Thanks everyone for posting!
This makes my heart sad. We had someone living fairly close in Penn go for about a month. They know that families are desperate and sadly use that to their advantage.
An update: the person contacting me was using the number 678-235-9097, comes up as Atlanta GA. But I ALSO got 3 calls in a row on February 26 to my adoption-only toll-free number from one of the numbers also mentioned here, 678-227-3527. It shows up as HARRY WATSON. If any of you hear from this person it would be pretty great to see how they responded to "Is this Harry Watson??" As I am pretty sure it's the same person.
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Just scammed too by Alyssa and Josh. She claimed to be 17 and him 19. She said she had a connection with us because we were gay and josh was adopted himself by a same sex couple. She posted pictures on her IG juat_another_girl and claims to be 37 weeks pregnant than 33 weeks pregnant due on June 26, then June 6th. We all know the pain and emotions this plays on all of us. I don’t understand how people can do this in the world!!!! Joe and Nick wish you all peace, love and luck in finding your child. All of our children are out there, they just haven’t found us yet. Her number is 678-235-9097 #adoptedparentsunite ❤️
Last update on April 20, 8:33 am by Joseph McDougall.
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Update. Same girl just tried to scam us saying she was a bartender 24 from South Carolina. Her other Instagram handle is Melissa.mommy.2020 . This girl is super shady. Glad our guard was up or would have wanted more countless days of talking to her
Last update on April 20, 8:33 am by Joseph McDougall.
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This just happened to us this weekend! Thankfully my sister searched and found this thread! Alyssa and Josh due June 6th contacted us via Instagram and we chatted on the phone and had planned to meet with them to talk about next steps. I am so sick over this and feel completely stupid, but wanted to join this community to put more information out there so this doesn’t happen to others!!!
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She tried to scam me this weekend (5/19/19) using the the name Ashley and Chris with the phone number 678-235-9097. I didn't let her call me, and i didn't give her anything, just be warned she is still trying to do this to people! Said baby girl was due beginning of july.
She tried to scam me this weekend (5/19/19) using the the name Ashley and Chris with the phone number 678-235-9097. I didn't let her call me, and i didn't give her anything, just be warned she is still trying to do this to people! Said baby girl was due beginning of july.
Wow!! I got a call from the 678 # yesterday (also via IG) so I Googled the # and this post came up. Sorry this happened to you!
She says she’s from Georgia and her name is Alyssa and her bf is Josh. She sent pictures but they were grainy. She’s due April 10th I believe. She was really intent on talking over the phone, and when she called it seemed okay at first, but then I started to get a weird vibe.
There was another contact using this number. Threats were made of harm if the scam was exposed, so the Adoption.com Moderation staff has decided to release this information from one of our staff accounts. Here are the original contact screenshots.
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Hey Everyone,
we have had the same scammer try to talk to us under three different names. She used alyssa and josh from georgia, ashley and chris from georgia, and Ciara/Sarah and daniel from south carolina. the newest number she contacted us with was 404-937-7463 and she was using the Ciara/sarah name with that number. We hope everyone sees this in case she messages them too. We have found through facebook that at least the actual Ciara and Alissa know that this scammer is trying use their identities, and they are planning to work with local authorities to try and put a stop to this. We are sorry to any of the families that have gone through this.
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Wow!! I got a call from the 678 # yesterday (also via IG) so I Googled the # and this post came up. Sorry this happened to you!
She says she’s from Georgia and her name is Alyssa and her bf is Josh. She sent pictures but they were grainy. She’s due April 10th I believe. She was really intent on talking over the phone, and when she called it seemed okay at first, but then I started to get a weird vibe.
We were contacted via IG by Ashley and Chris. Her IG name is why_do_you_care_1234 and she gave me the phone number 706-801-7585. She claims to have had her baby girl last Thursday and sent many pictures. I have no idea why someone would do this to people :disappointed: Everyone please be aware so that you don't have to go through what we did.
Hi Joseph - could you accept my friend request so I could message you? Thank you :-)
Update. Same girl just tried to scam us saying she was a bartender 24 from South Carolina. Her other Instagram handle is Melissa.mommy.2020 . This girl is super shady. Glad our guard was up or would have wanted more countless days of talking to her