Davin succeeds in getting the scammer’s profile using Yuliana off of Facebook after everybody has been warned that the woman in the picture is not who they are talking with.
March 3, 2013
Davin writes to Craig Grant who is Yuliana’s boyfriend of over ten years and the father of their two children. They all live together.
Hi Craig, I have reached out to you before about getting Yuliana on my radio show to discuss the scammers use of her pictures. I have succeeded in getting one of the scammers to take down her profile in which she was posing as Yuliana. I am aware that you are promoting your new book. I am prepared to offer you an opportunity to be interviewed about your book and promote if you grant us an interview with Yuliana. This would also help promote your other business endeavors as well. We have several internet radio station affiliates that span the globe. You will be heard by thousands of people all over the world. In additon people download our shows from Itunes & Android and various websites. This is a good opportunity for you and Yuliana to grow your brands and make people aware of your products. You are a businessman and this makes good business sense. Sincerely, Davin
AFTER DECEMBER 1, 2012
NO EMAIL TO CRAIG OR YULIANA WAS RESPONDED TO
March 22, 2013
Craig grant posts on his Facebook page the following:
After this admission publicly, Davin’s suspicions were confirmed and he filed a report with the FBI.
Here is part of the report that was filed:
I have personally not been victimized. What I am reporting deals with romance scams based in western Africa. Julie Love’s picture is used by a lot of these scammers. Particularly in Ghana. I have been in contact with one such scammer using Julie Love pictures. Millions have been lost and people have killed themselves based on these pictures. I for quite some time have had a feeling she was involved. Stories have been done on her by the national media and I felt she came off as fake. Once we questioned the reporting of the TV episode on my radio show the TV show was pulled off the internet…a year after it aired. I had reached out to Julie Love and said the scammers were using not only her pictures but pictures of her son and other children as well. I thought she would be concerned. I received no response. On her website for quite a long time she had a method of payment for her pictures as western union. That was the preferred method. Odd for somebody doing business in the US. Long story short I have had my eye on Julie Love and her boyfriend Craig Grant for awhile because I had a feeling they were involved. Well today Craig Grant posted on his facebook page that he has made a lot of money off of Nigerian Scammers. My hunch has always been that her pictures were not stolen as was her claim but that she was selling them. This way they could customize photos and make the scam more realistic for the scammers. I have the screen shot of his admission. All of the work my show, Davin’s Den can be heard online. We generally can only waste their time & money so the unsuspecting do not become victims. I have been successful in garnering confessions from scammers and getting fake profiles off of facebook. I know the US and other western governments can’t do much to stop these scamming rings in Africa. However, I think it would be a boon and a wealth of information if we can take out somebody who helps them in the USA.
The FBI never followed up.
Strange Turn of Events!
June 27, 2013
Craig Grant gives another public admission on his Facebook page with even more detail.
July 1, 2013
Press release issued on behalf of Davin’s Den
Scams and scandals are steadfast in news media, spanning across the globe.
Audiences get a glimpse into the “Who?, What?, Where?, and Why?”, but are often unenlightened to what lies beneath. Until now.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Jul. 1, 2013 – SCRANTON, Pa. — Davin’s Den, an internet radio show, explores the universe of online scams, with a great deal of focus on romance scams. For the last year Davin’s Den has been investigating a United States citizen and model that has allegedly been providing photographs to a group of people in Africa, known as the African Romance Scammers. People across the world are being scammed so harshly because of the distribution of these photographs, that suicides have been reported. Davin’s Den discovered a 20/20 interview with the US citizen and her possible involvement with the African Romance Scammers. One year later Davin’s Den challenged ABC to revisit the story due to the questionable and eyebrow raising content in this interview. The 20/20 interview suddenly vanished and was pulled from the internet…never to be seen again. Davin’s Den asked ABC to revisit this scam and then the interview was pulled for viewers to watch online. Davin’s Den main focus is to bring awareness to the critical economic and personal damages the African Romance Scammers are causing. Why would a US Citizen assist a foreign group of people who potentially aid organizations relating to terrorism and organized crime? Davin’s Den dives into the core of the situation, and, often has more information than the media releases. Justice needs to be served. There is something very wrong when the risk of terrorism, death, and financial ruin are the result of people assisting these scammers. While the United States Government claims there is little that can be done because the criminal activity is taking place in Africa. What about the US citizen LIVING in the United States assisting this dangerous group of bamboozlers? If the United States government continually ignores the issue, the only option is to spread awareness. Davin’s Den doesn’t sugarcoat. When millions of dollars are being drained every year from western countries, with funds going to Africa and the scammers, one cannot sit back and not bring light to the truth. Davin’s Den is bringing monumental light to this dangerous, fraudulent crime and if fighting to spread awareness so that Lady Justice brings down a swift consequence. No other radio program is this brave. Davin’s Den wants you to know about the lack of justice being served to a citizen of the United States assisting such devious groups. By listening to Davin’s Den you WILL get the latest details and findings of this crime. You can help spread awareness just by tuning in!
NOT A SINGLE PERSON CALLED TO INQUIRE
November 22, 2013
Yuliana’s lawyer Evan Spencer files a 1.5 Billion dollar class action suit with Yuliana as the only named plaintiff.
Link to the summary of charges against match.com
Two Screen shots. One of Craig’s site using Jessica Simpson to promote his website.
What are the chances they contacted and gained permission from Jessica Simpson and the dozens of models they used to promote their websites?
November 23, 2013
The story goes viral and international
November, 24, 2013
Yuliana makes the cover of the NY Daily News for the second day in a row.
The Saga Continues
The story is everywhere and Davin and the Den’s PR team work feverishly to get the media to cover the other side of the story. They contact all the major media outlets that covered the story. They hear back from nobody.
A member of the PR team tries to post something on ABC’s website and ABC will not allow it.
November 25, 2013
Davin talks to Terrance McCoy of the Miami New Times.
November 26 ,2013
Davin’s Den goes live with a radio show and in the last hour of the show we recap the whole story and bring everybody up to speed.
December 2, 2013
Davin is interviewed by friends of Davin’s Den the Ward & Al Show on Sirius XM
Later that day Davin talks again to Terrance McCoy of the Miami New Times
Yuliana Avalos once again is the subject of a story in the NY Daily News.
December 3, 2013
Davin talks to the journalist who wrote the story, Ginger Otis. She seems skeptical at best.
Davin receives the following email from Evan Spencer, attorney for Ms. Avalos:
I request that you cease and desist publishing defamatory remarks about my client Yuliana Avalos and stop contacting her as well. As you can see from your attached emails below, you acknowledge that Ms. Avalos is not part of any scams and that her photos are used by third parties. However, you told a major newspaper recently Ms. Avalos receives commissions from Africans who use her photos along with other defamatory remarks. The video you purportedly have is not accurate as she has never participated in or received a nickel from any scam. She is a victim of identity theft, and IAC/Match.com and it’s 25 sisters sites are the biggest benefactors. There are thousands of other women and men whose photographs are also knowingly approved and posted on Match and other dating sites.
The reason Ms. Avalos has not responded to you is based upon my request, as an interview can only damage her case, and that of the potential class. Any statement made is considered an “admission” and can be used in court against her. If you have any questions about romance scams or would like to know the names of others who appear frequently in fake profiles, feel free to email me. However, I must request that you stop contacting my client and direct all future correspondence to me.
Evan Spencer Attorney at Law
He includes emails that I have provided above. He does not include any of their responses to me.
Davin does not respond to Mr. Spencer.
December 4, 2013
Craig Grant posts the following on his Facebook page.
December 9, 2013
The following story appears online in the Miami New Times:
Davin receives three emails from Yuliana
Hey this is Yuliana
I don’t know why you are saying all this bad things about to the media I would like to talk to on the phone
Hey this is Yuliana
First things first Craig has bipolar manic depression so his imagination is very wild and his videos are retarded . I never been involved in any scam ever why would I sell my pictures to the scammers ? If they can download my pictures from Picasa or anywhere so why would they even want to pay for a picture That doesn’t make sense . I am a hard working woman I own different businesses support my children . So please stop spreading these rumors about me that are not true . I know you wanted me to be your stationing probably you’re just mad that I never spoke on it .
I can speak on it if you like
Davin responds to none of these emails.
Slightly before six PM Davin is about to start a comedy show when his phone rings. It is the attorney, Evan Spencer. Spencer asks if Davin knows who he is. Davin says he knows it is the guy trying to discredit him. Spencer says no he wants to make peace. Davin tells Spencer if he wants to talk it will happen live on the air. Spencer agrees and makes some offer about getting Davin on the Howard Stern Show. Davin ignores the offer. Spencer would like to talk later since Davin has to begin a show.
After the show Spencer and Davin talk. Davin tells Spencer everything can be discussed on the air. Spencer says he will not try the case on the air. Spencer asks if he has met Craig and Yuliana personally. Davin says no. Spencer asks how Davin got his information. Davin says from the boyfriend. Spencer says you mean the one in Jamaica. Davin says he is not some rube and knows full well they live together in Florida. Spencer gets flustered. Says he knows these two people very well and insists on their innocence. Then tells Davin he just found out Davin filed a report with the FBI and that is serious business. Spencer’s closing remarks were “you fucked up buddy.” He then hung up the phone.
Later Davin goes online and Craig Grant posts the following on facebook.
December 10, 2013
At one AM Davin receives the following email from Evan Spencer:
Dear Mr. Rosenblatt:
Thank you for speaking with me this evening. Since you insist that you have proof that my client has been engaging in fraud I will do a good faith investigation into your allegations and if I concur she will obviously be removed from the case as a class representative.
I therefore respectfully request that you forward a copy of the complaint you filed wih the FBI along with copies of all evidence you purportedly have regarding this matter so I may make an informed decision. This will avoid the inconvenience and expense of serving a subpoena.
Davin does not respond.
Later that night Davin’s Den goes live and reveals all. People are blown away.
December 14, 2013
Davin responds to Yuliana’s third email, the request to come on the air with the following email:
If you wish to come on the air you may do so this Tuesday evening.
More allegations continue to come into Davin’s Den about things Craig & Yuliana have done to people. Davin’s Den continues to investigate.
Still it is quiet from the major media as Davin his PR team continue to pressure the media to cover this part of the story.
December 15, 2013
I can do but when the kids are in school or they will be to loud in the background . Can I do it at 12 or 1 pm Tuesday
We are live between 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Are the kids still up after 8:00 PM? I would prefer live but if it is inconvenient for you then I will do a recorded interview and play it later that evening on the show. Let me know what you prefer.
December 16, 2013
Good morning Davin sorry my lawyer told I can’t communicate with you or speak on the radio station . Sorry I really wanted to can’t do it .
I understand Yuliana. No hard feelings.
Thanks hope the best for you Happy holidays to you and your family : )
Thank you. Same to you and yours If anything changes on your end you know how to reach me.