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“Con-Artists & Grifters”
The world has changed in our lifetimes. Our society is now riddled with men and women who financially victimize others through deception and emotional manipulation. These people have a name. They’re called Con-Artists and Grifters. These men and women find their victims through social media, internet dating sites, news articles, obituaries, and public records. They frequently target widows or the recently divorced. They prey upon grieving, sad, and lonely people.
The Con-Artist and Grifter meet their victim at places like upscale gyms, restaurants, lounges, country clubs, resorts, or social events. They are handsome or beautiful, intelligent, and charming. They disarm others with their pleasing demeanor and sense of humor. Their victim is flattered and enjoys their company. They may even invite them into their home.
Con-Artists and Grifters have no close family or friends. Their background is murky and uncertain. They are typically unemployed and justify their idle lifestyle by claiming they’re “new to the area,” “recently retired,” or “in a career transition.” They soon begin isolating their victim from family and friends. They borrow large sums of money for personal expenses and suspicious investments.
The victim is troubled by these events. They may seek help from police but are told, “It’s a civil matter. There’s nothing we can do.” Con-Artists and Grifters dismiss the concerns of family and friends as a “lover’s quarrel” or “simple misunderstanding.” Nothing could be further from the truth. These people are criminals. They defraud their victim through emotional manipulation and false representations. As time goes on, Con-Artists and Grifters may blackmail, threaten, or even physically abuse their victim to maintain control over them.
Con-Artists and Grifters are far more prevalent and insidious than one might believe. If you or someone you know is being victimized by a Con-Artist or Grifter, tell us your story. Working with attorneys, we help victims reclaim their lives through direct and lawful interventions that safeguards their privacy and physical security. If you have a problem, and you’re not sure what to do, call (360) 237-4247. Professor Gilbertson has been exceeding expectations for nearly 20 years, and he can help you too.
Stalking is a Class B Felony in Washington State. Stalking is defined in RCW 9A.46.110 as follows:
(1) A person commits the crime of stalking if, without lawful authority and under circumstances not amounting to a felony attempt of another crime:
(a) He or she intentionally and repeatedly harasses or repeatedly follows another person; and
(b) The person being harassed or followed is placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure the person, another person, or property of the person or of another person. The feeling of fear must be one that a reasonable person in the same situation would experience under all the circumstances; and
(c) The stalker either: (i) Intends to frighten, intimidate, or harass the person; or (ii) Knows or reasonably should know that the person is afraid, intimidated, or harassed even if the stalker did not intend to place the person in fear or intimidate the person.
As Washington law clearly states, stalkers harasses, intimidate, and menace others in a threatening and illegal manner. Stalking is often committed by dangerous and mentally ill individuals who target former spouses, paramours, co-workers, acquaintances, or celebrities. Police often dismiss victims of stalking as alarmists. Nothing could be further from the truth. Stalking is often a precursor to physical violence and even murder.
At Gilbertson Investigations we acknowledge the paralyzing fear victims of stalking experience. Our investigators intervene by locating stalkers and notifying them that their actions are illegal and must stop. Working with attorneys, we help victims reclaim their lives through direct and lawful interventions that safeguards their privacy and physical security. If you have a problem, and you’re not sure what to do, call (360) 237-4247. Professor Gilbertson has been exceeding expectations for nearly 20 years, and he can help you too.