[Love doctor? Former Tallahassee man poses as surgeon to scam women on dating sites, feds say](https://www.wctv.tv/2021/11/08/love-doctor-former-tallahassee-man-poses-surgeon-scam-women-dating-sites-feds-say/)
The crux of the scam is basically an electronic payment version of the paper fake check scam. He’d pay off their accounts via closed or low-fund accounts, then take advantage of the window where they thought their accounts had been paid in full. From the article…
“While pretending to be a doctor on the dating sites, Wedgeworth would offer to pay the women’s loans and other debts to gain their trust, the indictment says. The women would then give him their personal identification information, accounts numbers, passwords and logins.
Wedgeworth would then send electronic payments to the women’s various creditors; however, those payments were made with bank accounts with insufficient funds or were previously closed, the court document says.
“By making these electronic payments, Brian Wedgeworth caused these women to receive notifications from their lenders and creditors that payments were made on their debts and their debts were paid in full, when in fact they had not been paid in full,” the indictment says.
Before the payments were supposed to clear and post to the women’s debts, Wedgeworth would tell the women lies to get them to send him money or buy Rolexes, according to the indictment.”
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