August 29, 2015To Whom It May Concern:My name is *** * ******* and I believe I am a Financial Fraud Crime Victim and need assistance with the financial situation I am currently in. Here is my story: In July of 2014 I joined Christian Mingle where I began an email exchange with an individual who identified himself as Billy Childers. We immediately connected as we shared many of the same values (so I thought). Shortly after the email conversations we exchanged phone numbers and began our communication via phone and text message as well as continued some email correspondences. We exchanged photos and continued to share our story. I fell for him and believed all the words he said. He used bible verses to express his love for me and shared how he could not live without me. At the time there was nothing that could make me believe that he was using me for financial gain because I truly believed he cared for me and loved meThrough our email exchanges he sent me his contract with Shell Petroleum Development Company Marine Department. Through phone conversation, text messages and email exchanges he began to ask for money. He said that the money was to help him pay his employees and other items so that he could get off of the oil rig. I began to wire money on August 12, 2014 to different locations. He also had other individuals send me money and Billy gave me specific instructions to what I was to do. Never did I think I was being used. I truly believed he was going to pay me back. I am in $100,000 .00 plus in debt. It wasn’t until my daughters began to investigate and began to educate me on what was really going on. I was and still am devastated, ashamed and embarrassed over this situation..March 2015, several family members began to suspect that Billy Childers was not who he said he is. They began to research Billy Childers. They found Billy Childers voters registration information. Billy Childers identifies as a women who lives in Yulee Florida and lives at the address that the “posing” Billy Childers provided me. They found the Shell Petroleum document that Billy Childers sent me on the internet. I couldn’t believe nor did I want to believe what I was hearing. It took time for this information to register. They also found that the number he uses to call me (614-398-1608) is a landline located in Columbus Ohio at the Columbus Commons.The last known address for posing Billy Childers is 86867 Worthington Dr Yulee, FL 32097. The email he uses to communicate with me is [email protected] and the phone number he uses to contact me is 614-398-1608. Billy Childers is still calling me but I am no longer answering his calls. The last time I spoke with him I asked him to pay me my money and to stop calling. His response was that he would stop calling me when I disconnected my number.I am an emotional mess. I can’t sleep, am stressed and anxious as I do not know how I am going to pay all of the debt I am in because of this situation. My daughters have been instrumental in helping me come to terms with this situation. With their assistance I have filed a police report with the Chicago police department. The report number is ********.I have also shared this information with:United States Attorney’s OfficeIllinois General States Attorney OfficeInternet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)Federal Bureau of InvestigationFederal Trade CommissionI am a ** year old retired women living on a fixed income and have been completely taken advantage of.