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    Default Re: BEWARE: Craigslist Scammer Monica Brown in South Beach

    LOL it's possible. I wouldn't put it past her to do something like that. They pulled these images from her personal facebook page.

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    Thank you for the update. Wonder how it will turn out....

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    This is crazy I thought these scams were insane until I caught a few episodes of the show Catfish, there are some really twisted scamers out there. I hope most people can see a scam when its occurring, but it seems more and more often that the scam artists win which I think is a shame.

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    Good lord that woman is unattractive inside and out. Ouch.

    Thanks for the update!
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    Dear forum friends,

    Our nemesis, Monica Brown, has relocated to NYC as of mid October, 2014. She is "working" for real estate firm. She is renting a room from some dental students/residents. Sounds like she is back to her scams again. How can we alert NYPD that she is back in NYC?

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    Facts about Monica Brown

    Also using the names:

    Victoria
    Tory
    Chanel
    Veronica

    Actual DOB from her Israeli Passport: October 11, 1975
    Place birth: Ukraine, USSR
    Previous name: Orly Brown

    emails used recently:

    bakkenvictoria at yahoo.com

    chanellv19 at yahoo.com

    She is active again, possibly trying to change her name to "reset" her scamming game.

    We need to alert all on this forum.
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    Wow, how is she not in jail?

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    How do you know this, Tracker?

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    Oh Monica (aka Psycho Bitch/the Devil personified) is back in New York, alright... I saw her crossing the street at Columbus Circle yesterday! Ugh. It made me sick to my stomach to see her out and about enjoying her life without a worry in the world... I lived with her for 2.5 months in 2005 in NYC. Those were some crazy times, I have enough wacko stories about her to write a book... She was probably in the early stages of her career as a rental criminal at that point considering it took her a couple of months to scam $1000 each out of me and the other roommates (she kicked us all out after we had paid our 3rd month of rent and didn't return security deposits... we took her to small claims court and won our cases as she didn't show up, but she has yet to pay a penny... the judgments are valid for another 10 years though, as long as she resides in NYC. So from that perspective it's good news that she's back...).
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    But yeah, how can we get NYPD or others to take notice that this criminal is still roaming the streets free as a bird? If someone knows her address, we could also try to deport her as she may be in the country illegally (and even if she is here legally, she could be deported for her crimes as long as she's not a US citizen).

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    Dear friends,

    Without giving too much details on such a public forum (where Monica Brown can also read what I write), I will just say that Monica Brown (MB) has done some terrible things against me. She has successfully evaded law enforcement scrutiny. We as a community need to work together to put her in jail. She is a societal parasite.

    Here are the latest facts: MB is in NYC. She may be trying to get to Hawaii. If she has broken any laws there, the police need to be informed that she is back in NYC. She has lost her Israeli passport and my be sporting a fake ID or a real one...There is a website set up to further chronicle her crimes ad scams against people. Please go add you story to the blog. We need to find out other aliases that she is using and how is she supporting herself. She still running Craigslist scams, as least she was in LA, victimizing out of town college students with fake housing around UCLA. She is also probably int he country illegally. Any and all info will help us limit her activities and hopefully put her in jail.

    Any information on her past scams or criminal activities in NYC??

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    New website dedicated to Monica Brown since facebook took down the old one:


    monicabrownscammer.weebly dot com

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    Youtube video made in her honor:

    youtube dot com/watch?v=Efg5ZIg6a4Y



    or search for monica brown scammer on youtube

    victims: prepare for some PTSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYC View Post
    Oh Monica (aka Psycho Bitch/the Devil personified) is back in New York, alright... I saw her crossing the street at Columbus Circle yesterday! Ugh. It made me sick to my stomach to see her out and about enjoying her life without a worry in the world... I lived with her for 2.5 months in 2005 in NYC. Those were some crazy times, I have enough wacko stories about her to write a book... She was probably in the early stages of her career as a rental criminal at that point considering it took her a couple of months to scam $1000 each out of me and the other roommates (she kicked us all out after we had paid our 3rd month of rent and didn't return security deposits... we took her to small claims court and won our cases as she didn't show up, but she has yet to pay a penny... the judgments are valid for another 10 years though, as long as she resides in NYC. So from that perspective it's good news that she's back...).
    JSYK, she won't ever willingly pay. You have to collect. As I'm sure she doesn't actually own anything you could put a lien on, you have to hope she has a bank account somewhere or will within the 10 years. You have to (legally) research and file inquiries into this (basically submitting a formal legal request to all banks hoping one account pops up) and once you find it, garnish any deposits. Can also do the same for any work income but as she likely doesn't have an actual job and/or only gets cash, this may not be realistic. Winning small claims is easy, it's the collecting that is tough.

    It would be funny if someone did the advance fee cashiers check thing to her to get repaid - lol. (Funny but not legal - please don't do this!)
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    Calling on all New York City based posters: MB is subletting rooms in Manhattan area and switching places every month or two, subletting another place, and so on. She apparently has a "job" with a rental or real estate company or person as a renter-finder or some such "agent" getting a commission. Again, useful facts would be helpful to decipher the following facts:

    1. The name she is currently using?
    2. Where is she working?
    3. Any public profiles like on facebook?

    Some additional background info on Monica Brown:

    -Probable birth name: Victoria or Viktorya, last name ??
    -Name changed upon migration to Israel: Orly Shechter
    -Name upon getting married in the USA for citizenship purposes: Orly Brown
    -Last name used to commit most of her scamming: Monica Brown

    Other names used:

    Victoria Bakken
    Victoria Balkene
    Victoria Henrix
    Tory
    Channell

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    Just a heads up. She's back again posting on the Gainesville, Fl Craigslist. Wouldn't have known this but thank god Google has a reverse image search.

    Stay safe!

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    Dear Miami 411 posters, I am trying to edit some my previous posts. As a "newbie" poster, I do not have the edit feature or access to it. Can someone help me? or up my status to one where I can edit my previous posts? Thank you in advance!

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    Hi Tracker,

    We do not edit old posts, instead leaving them up as archives. The information in this thread is helpful to all

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    Thank you Jess. I need to delete some of the posts. Can that be done? Thanks

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