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The Story Begins
A Ghanaian scammer approached Davin using her picture.
July 14, 2012
Davin sends the following email to Yuliana Avalos (at the time she was going as Julie Love)
Hi Julie, Somebody is attempting to scam me using your images. I am sure you have heard this a thousand times. Anyway, what the scammer does not know is it is I who is scamming them. Consider it vigilante justice. Me and my cohorts have done this before so we know what we are doing. Anyway, I saw the piece on 20/20 that featured you and it got me to thinking. You have never been able to retaliate in anyway. Would you like to help us scam this scammer as a small measure of revenge for you and those who have been hurt by the illegal use of your image? If yes then when we talk I will tell you more. If not that is fine too. Best, Davin
July 15, 2012
Davin Sends another email to Yuliana Avalos.
Hi Julie, I emailed you yesterday about scammers using your pictures and how I am fighting back. You did not respond. I know you get a lot of those emails. Usually from some guy who was fooled by these creeps. Anyway, they are sending me pictures of your kid that are not on most sites that I know if. There are pictures of your son and other children at a firehouse in what I believe to be Florida. The children are wearing green pineapple cove shirts. They also sent me pictures of you in the water with a group of children. None of those children were your son. I am 100% legitimate. I was hoping you would help me teach at least one of these scammers a lesson. Especially now that they are using kids to help create their stories. Sincerely, Davin
July 23, 2012
Davin’s Den discusses an interview featuring Yuliana Avalos on ABC’s 20/20 which originally aired on June 24, 2011. The interview was in regards to a man who killed himself in 2010 after falling in love with a scammer who was using Avalos’ picture. The Den thinks something is not right after watching the interview and wants 20/20 to take another look at this matter.
July, 24, 2012
The episode disappears from the internet never to be seen again.
February 24th 2014 UPDATE
“In February 2014 an edited version with a title change suddenly reappeared on ABC” The edited version featured a less awkward version of Ms. Avalos.”
The Lies Continue
September 1, 2012
Still suspicious but with no concrete proof Davin attempts to get Yuliana on the radio for an interview.
Email that was sent:
Hi Julie, Me & my crew scam the scammers. We do an internet radio show and shed light on these people. Of course several have tried to scam us with you pictures. We believe ABC’s 20/20 is aware of our work. We would like to speak with you and help you get the message out that you are not involved with the scams. Please email me back we can speak further. Sincerely, Davin
Davin writes back:
Thank you for responding. I emailed you a few months ago through your site that the scammers were not only using pictures of you but of your son and other people’s children. I found that most disturbing and hateful. Were you aware of that?
Yuliana writes back:
Yes they been doing that from 2004 ..I went on 20/20 to talk about it
Davin writes back:
I know you did. My show had questions about that interview and a day after my show aired 20/20 pulled it for “undisclosed” reasons. Our show in which we discussed it aired over a year after your interview. We called ABC and they gave us the run around for over an hour. Do you know why they pulled your episode?
Yuliana writes back:
I was on 20/20 for about 7 mins in the air ..I have there e-mails if you like
Davin writes back:
I saw the video. I had my team look at the video. We discussed your video. Twenty fours later the whole episode was taken off the internet…everywhere. We want to know why? You should be upset because it is you trying to clear your name and now their is no record of it. If you sent me the emails would you be comfortable with me reading them on the air? If you are not I would not read them on the air.
Yuliana writes back:
Here it is I am on the 2 part
The Video Has Since Been Removed
The Story Gets Bigger!
Davin writes back:
Yes that is the link but it will not take you to your show. I take it you were unaware of this.
Yuliana writes back:
Oh yes they took it off wired
Davin writes back:
It is off of everywhere. ABC, TV Guide, etc. Do you know why they pulled it?
Yuliana writes back:
No I don’t they had it for 1 year online maybe thats why ?
Davin writes back:
No there is more to it than that. They have older episodes. It is one of the few episodes that they pulled. Could you call the segment producer and ask why? Would you be interested in doing an interview with me via web chat? I have spent hours and hours on these scammers. Scamming them, driving them crazy, and researching what they do.
Yuliana writes back:
Do you have a sample of what you do ?
Davin writes back:
Of course. go to www.davincomedy.com If you go to the Davin’s Den section in media you can listen to the podcasts. we have done a lot of work with the scammers. It is a comedy show but I have done serious interviews as well. We have also blogged about this as well from time to time so you can check the blogs. Is there a way you can verify to me that you are the real Julie Love? One can’t get be too cautious and I would hate to give away my secrets to a scammer. I am sure you understand.
Within 5 minutes of sending this Google Analytics showed that a person in Palm Bay, Florida which is where she lives went to our website.
September 2, 2012
Davin Emails Yuliana Avalos
Hi Julie, I just wanted to check in with you and see if you had a chance to check me out. It is a bit surreal talking with the real you while at the same time toying with a scammer from Ghana who is using your pictures on FB. I know you are busy with your two children and your various jobs. I realize your time is of value but as you know there is a lot of extremely negative things on the internet about you and the father of your children. With the 20/20 interview erased for all intents and purposes this is your chance to go on the record in your words. It will be in depth. It will be readily available for people to hear your side of the story. If you have nothing to hide and are an innocent victim then this is a good opportunity for you. Talk it over with your loved ones. If they wish to talk to me to find out if I am real that is fine as well. Sincerely, Davin
September 5, 2012
Davin writes to Yuliana Avalos
Hello Julie & Craig, I am addressing this to both of you because it has occurred to me that perhaps this is a decision that you both wish to make together. I am a bit dissappointed that I have not heard back from you since our initial correspondence. I can tell you that the African scammer work we have done has garnered a lot of interest from our fans & other outlets. I can also tell you that this has lead to an interest in who is Julie Love and what is her story and is she involved. Thus far we have only been able to hazzard guesses into the woman behind the Ghana scammers favorite model. I think with all that you have been through over this and all the erroneous things people have said about you that you deserve better.
I am more than willing to do the interview with both you and Craig if that makes you more comfortable. I am well aware that Craig has had an interesting journey as well with his work in the beginning of the millenium to his outlook on life now. In addition, I am willing to let you promote your latest business endeavors. I know my show has a nice following in Florida. This is a good opportunity to let your fans know what you are up to, let people know where you stand on the scamming, and introduce people to your current business endeavors. Just to be extremely clear, my show wants to give you the opportunity to do the interview 20/20 should have done. Sincerely, Davin
September 11, 2012
Davin writes to Yuliana
Hi, I gather from your non-responses thus far you have not been interested in going on our show to tell your story. Thursday night we will be filming from Anthony’s Live from the Compound. This is a multi camera shoot with high definition cameras that airs on Ustream. Anthony is the Anthony from the Opie & Anthony radio show. They have their own channel on Sirius/XM satellite radio and after Howard Stern they are the biggest stars on satellite radio. Anthony particpates in our show when we air from his studio and is familiar with your story, the scams and 20/20 pulling your episode. He has over 80,000 twitter followers and has been known to talk about our show on the Opie & Anthony show which has hundreds of thousands avid fans. It is possible that if he is really intrigued by you that you could wind up going on his show. If you truly are concerned about the victims of these scams and what is being done with your image than this is an excellent opportunity to tell the victims, your fans, and potential new fans & victims what the real story is. I look forward to your response either way. Sincerely, Davin
December 9, 2012
Davin writes to Yuliana
Hi Julie, I hope you are well. I have heard through the grapevine that you have been quite busy lately with some new business ventures. I was thinking now might be a good time for you to do that interview we discussed a few months ago. My show is heard live and downloaded by thousands of people every week. I am happy to let you promote your businesses on my show in return for the interview I requested. It could be a fantastic opportunity for you to gain more exposure and fans. Let me know if this sounds like something you would be interested in. Sincerely, Davin
December 17, 2012
Davin writes to Yuliana
In case you are interested I have gotten somebody using Julie’s pictures to lure men to post on their FB page to publicly that they are not really this person (picture of Julie) It has helped a few guys already. I told her to leave it up and then another fake Julie page on FB will be offline.
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.
Two Screen shots. One of Craig’s site using Jessica Simpson to promote his website.
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.
February 6, 2014
Yuliana Avalos is removed from the Match.com case.
Davin sends Yuliana the following email:
I hope you are well. I saw you were removed as the lead plaintiff in the Match.com lawsuit. When last we spoke you had said you wished to speak with me but your attorney would not let you. I was wondering if this change in status in regards to the case has also changed your ability to speak with me. I am offering you the opportunity to tell your side of the story. I am sure both your fans and your detractors would like to hear your thoughts on a myriad of topics in your own words.
February 8, 2014
It is reported Avalos is dropped from the Match.com lawsuit and ex-porn star Melissa Midwest is the new lead plaintiff.
The Story Goes On
Davin contacts NY Post reporter Rich Calder and informs him of what he knows. Rich Calder researches Davin Rosenblatt and decides he does know what he is talking about. Davin starts presenting Rich Calder with much of his findings.
March 31, 2014
It is announced that Melissa Midwest is no longer the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against Match.com. In the article Davin Rosenblatt is credited with coming forward with evidence that Avalos is linked to African Scammers.
Davin emails Avalos’ attorney Evan Spencer:
Thank you for acknowledgement in the Post
April 1, 2014
Spencer emails Davin:
I only told the Post that Yuliana withdrew from the case as a result of accusations made by you. They paraphrased what I told them and I can not confirm nor deny what you have been telling the media as you refused to provide proof to me despite two written requests.
Julie insists to this day that she was not involved in any romance scams and that her ex-boyfriend has a mental illness that accounts for his self-incriminating u-tube videos and Facebook postings. I have not seen his Facebook page but his WordPress pages which pre-date Facebook seem to confirm a manic personality.
In the event MelTech, Inc. prevails in the case and all you have in your defense are videos and Facebook postings of Julie’s ex-boyfriend without anything incriminating Julie directly, then you may be subject to a defamation lawsuit. Julie’s pictures have been used in hundreds if not thousands of fake profiles and to the extent you destroyed her Lanham Case against IAC and Match, you may be liable for damages she would have recovered in the case absent your false allegations.
You should be mindful that using a video and Facebook posting of a mentally disabled person for your own personal and professional reasons is both unethical and illegal. I advise you to consult with an attorney and cease making defamatory allegations about Julie unless you can prove that she is involved in anything illegal.
A news reporter told me this weekend that you played a video for him in which Julie’s ex-boyfriend claims that I paid her $10,000 per week/month to file/pursue this case. Since I know for a fact that is false, it leads me to believe everything else he said about the case is also false.”
Later that night Davin takes the air on Davin’s Den and tells the world of this threat. He sets the record straight as no video claiming $10,000 payments was ever played. Spencer is referring to the screen shot we provided on this page. Davin now, for the first time, has a rooting interest in this case. He decides he will continue to investigate Avalos and report on his findings on the air but he will temporarily stop posting his findings on this page. http://www.davinsden.com/podcasts/
April 14, 2014
Davin obtains videos of Avalos placing her youngest son in a car seat followed by her climbing in the back seat with Craig Grant driving. Would you let a crazy person drive you and your child around? Once again it would appear a claim by attorney Evan Spencer is either vastly incorrect or he is knowingly lying to create a picture for the public to believe. Evidence as usual, refutes Evan Spencer’s claims.
April 23, 2014
Davin finds a direct connection between Avalos and an African scammer. She is on his friends list and among his pictures and on his timeline is a picture of her taken by a webcam. Avalos had shared one of his statuses on her Facebook page.
His name is Don SegzyLurd Segun.
June 9, 2014
Yuliana Avalos creates a Facebook page where people can report profiles pretending to be her. The page is short lived but she does manage to include in this group a few people who are from western Africa and upon inspection appear to be scammers or friends with people who are scammers. Included in this is a man from African who goes by “Million Dollar Man” and claims to be the CEO and founder of Exxon Mobile. The usual postings of pictures of an African man with large stacks of money and Western Union references of course follow. Also, in this group, two anti-scammers who spoke out against Davin Rosenblatt. They too sat idly by as scammers or at the least people with scamming ties were allowed to be in this group of victims.
Spencer would amend his case three different times with a wide variety of allegations and claims. From beginning to end three different lead plaintiffs were named.
October 30, 2014
The case against Match.com is dismissed for among other reasons “not passing the laugh test.” Davin Rosenblatt and Davin’s Den is believed to have had a direct effect on Spencer’s case falling apart.
The following 16 images are images of the court case documents regarding the case.
Just When You Thought We Were Done
April 7, 2015
Scammers start coming out to praise Yuliana and ask her to help scam for them. Craig tells them what it will take.
Fortunate Farmer who is one of the scammers Craig was talking to, and who is using Match.com to set up fake accounts to scam and trolling for victims.
Wolftiger Weezoo another scammer Craig was talking with.
Where Wolftiger “works” and a look inside.
One of the few people Craig Grant is friends with. An African scammer named En Kasa.
Craig Posts a link to a video about the long since dismissed suit against Match.com and scammer Don Hassan GH likes it.
Craig’s friends list is full of scammers!
Craig Grant’s friend the scammer En Kasa bragging for his partner with a stack of money.
Craig Grant’s scammer friend shown scamming and bragging using Match.com
En Kasa in front of Western Union!
Craig responding to somebody on one of his You Tube videos that he deleted.
Now to the Present Day
January 19, 2016
Davin’s Den aired an interview with a man who claims he was scammed by the real Yuliana Avalos.
This is the interview with an American man who alleges he was being scammed in 2014 around the same time the foreign national alleges Avalos scammed him.
Please click the button below to listen to the interview as part of our January 19th show!