The woman discussed in the lengthy article at the link below is a sociopath/psychopath, a very accomplished liar and a con artist that ran frauds in 3 countries and wasted alot of law enforcement and other government agencies money trying to “help” her regarding the fictional scenarios she is running.
Not to mention the many gullible, trusting people she USED AND LIED TO that were also trying to help her after she spoke her tales of woe and abuse.
An excerpt from the article:
On the afternoon of October 10, 2013, an unusually cold day, the streets of downtown Dublin were filled with tourists and people leaving work early. In their midst, one young woman stood out. She seemed dazed and distressed as she wandered down O’Connell Street, looking around timidly, a helpless-seeming terror in her eyes. She stopped in front of the post office, or, as locals would have it, the G.P.O. Standing between the thick columns, she looked even more forlorn. She was dressed in a purple hoodie under a gray wool sweater; tight, darkly colored jeans; and flat, black shoes. Her face was ashen. She was shivering. A passerby, stunned by her appearance, asked if she needed help. She looked at him mutely, as if not quite grasping the essence of the question. Somebody called the police. An officer from the Store Street garda station answered the call. He took her to a hospital. It seemed the best thing to do.
She was a teen-ager—fourteen or fifteen, at most. At five feet six, she weighed just more than eighty-eight pounds. Her long, blond hair covered a spiny, battered back. Once she did talk, some days later, it became clear that she had only the most rudimentary grasp of English—not enough to say who she was or why she’d appeared as she had. But the girl could draw. And what she drew made her new guardians catch their breaths. One stifled a gasp. One burst out crying. There she was, a small stick-like figure, being flown to Ireland on a plane. And there she was again, lying on a bed, surrounded by multiple men. She seemed to be a victim of human trafficking—one of the lucky ones who had somehow managed to escape.
Stories bring us together. We can talk about them and bond over them. They are shared knowledge, shared legend, and shared history; often, they shape our shared future. Stories are so natural that we don’t notice how much they permeate our lives. And stories are on our side: they are meant to delight us, not deceive us—an ever-present form of entertainment.
That’s precisely why they can be such a powerful tool of deception. When we’re immersed in a story, we let down our guard. We focus in a way we wouldn’t if someone were just trying to catch us with a random phrase or picture or interaction. (“He has a secret” makes for a far more intriguing proposition than “He has a bicycle.”) In those moments of fully immersed attention, we may absorb things, under the radar, that would normally pass us by or put us on high alert. Later, we may find ourselves thinking that some idea or concept is coming from our own brilliant, fertile minds, when, in reality, it was planted there by the story we just heard or read.
The article at the link above is a long read, but well worth the time because of the insight it gives into how con-artists minds work.
Kind compassionate people cannot even imagine that someone would weave such a deceptive web of lies in order for that person to profit and gain, but people like the woman in this story in fact do it over, and over, and over again – even after they are caught doing it, investigated, prosecuted, fined, and sometimes even jailed.
What they leave in their wake are destroyed and ruined lives, people have lost any sense of trust, and people feel foolish they didn’t know they were being conned.
Because there are currently so many pathological liars and sociopaths operating donation-funded adoption-based animal (retail) rescues that spin their tall tales of mostly fiction with a tiny bit of fact mixed in to add legitiamacy to the “rescue” of animals in order to get donation money from their gullible “marks” and “useful idiots” in the public sector, approx. 30 animal rescues have been sent the `1 page questionnaire at the link below, which contains mostly “yes” or “no” answers the rescues can choose from, and NONE of them have filled out the pertinent information that any legitimate rescue should not have a problem disclosing, and NONE of them will answer any questions.
It begs the question – “exactly what is the problem with answering questions that go to the accountability and transparency of an animal rescue (that MOST brag that they are)”?
What exactly IS THE PROBLEM regarding providing current photo and video documentation of “rescued animals”?
You know, the innocent animals that hundreds of thousands of donation dollars paid for the animals “rescue”.
It should be easy to provide CURRENT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS of each and every animal rescued in the past year taken at the main rescue facility, at their “satellite facilities”, “at the trainers”, in foster homes, etc?
Since many of these rescues won’t and can’t tell the truth, even if the lives of their kids depended on it because the TRUTH would expose them as swindlers, it’s just not good enough regarding what “they say”.
Providing PROOF that rescued animals are alive and well should be EASY since responsible rescues have stringent adoption and foster contracts.
If rescued animals really are “at the trainers” (one rescue has said they have over 70 horses “at the trainers”, which is absurd and obviously a bald-faced lie because of the monthly cost alone), assuredly most trainers would love the free advertising the rescue would be providing for them by posting the trainers location and contact information and some photos and videos of the horses being trained.
Pray tell, why do so many of these donation-funded rescues REFUSE to SIMPLY provide details of rescued animals whereabouts besides the FACT that they CAN’T because the innocent, “rescued” animal is MOST LIKELY dead and GONE?
When primarily or entirely donation-funded animal rescues refuse to answer simple questions such as posting vet reports the “rescue” ‘says’ they have, and verifying WHERE ALL OF THE RESCUED ANIMALS ARE, and other simple things, THAT IS A RED FLAG, HOLY SHIT INDICATOR THAT NO ONE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE MOST LIKELY RUNNING A CON ON PEOPLE USING INNOCENT ANIMALS AS PAWNS TO HAVE GULLIBLE DONORS SEND MORE, AND MORE FREE MONEY THAT THESE SCAMMERS LIVE OFF OF BECAUSE MOST OF THE FOUNDERS AND PRIMARY PLAYERS AT RETAIL RESCUES DO NOT HAVE JOBS BESIDES “RESCUE” AND HAVE MADE “RESCUE” THEIR CAREER.
Asking questions of these liars and psychopaths is like kryptonite is to superman, or water is to the wicked witch of the west:
IT DESTROYS THEM BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN FACT CHECK, VERIFY ANY ANSWERS THEY GIVE, COMPARE ANSWERS WITH ANSWERS GIVEN TO OTHER PEOPLE AND FIND OUT WHO THE SCAM ARTISTS, GRIFTERS AND CONS ARE THAT ARE SIMPLY OPPORTUNISTS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE ANIMAL RESCUE INDUSTRY TO CONVINCE AND CONNIVE MONEY OUT OF TRUSTING AND GULLIBLE PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC THAT WILL NEVER ASK THESE GRIFTERS QUESTIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO TIMID and/or DUMB.
Because of these scammers operating in reality-show-antics, circus sideshow donation-funded animal rescue, a certain amount of cynacism must be brought to the table in order so that innocent animals aren’t first used to get in donations for yet another unbelievable, “dramatic” ‘rescue’ and then are killed or disappeared by the “rescue” after “sorting” when it is discovered the animal is UNADOPTABLE WITH OR WITHOUT A FEE AND THE “RESCUE” IS NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF FEEDING ANIMALS they can’t get rid of quickly in order to bring in more animals USING DONATION MONEY, sometimes through multiple, questionable online accounts that are difficult to trace except through forensic accounting.
Real animal lovers that aren’t SIMPLETONS and IMBECILES literally addicted to tuning-in for the reality-show bullshit that is often as fake as a $3 bill, do their RESEARCH, AND IF A RESCUE CAN’T BE BOTHERED TO FILL OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR RESCUE, BACKGROUND INFO ON THEIR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS AT THE RESCUE (WHETHER THEY ARE PAID OR ARE VOLUNTEERS), THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH ANIMALS, THEIR FINANCIALS REGARDING “DESIGNATED FUNDRAISERS” THAT SO MANY RESCUES ARE ALWAYS RUNNING, WHERE DO ALL OF THE ANIMALS THEY RESCUE END UP, AND OTHER NON-COMPLICATED QUESTIONS, THEY DON’T SUPPORT THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE MOST LIKELY TELLING TALL TALES, SPEWING LIES, EMBELLISHMENTS AND BULLSH*T, AND YOU ARE SIMPLY A “MARK” AND “USEFUL IDIOT” THAT IS SUPPORTING THEIR SCAM.