Nashville woman’s car stolen in dating app scam

Tennessee

One Nashville woman’s car was stolen by a man she met on a dating.

Dominique Robinson just moved to Nashville and found her new love on a dating app. Their love took off before he took off, in her car without her permission.

“Oh, he was wonderful,” Robinson said. “Charming, charming as a boyfriend. Very charming and that was the trick.”

Robinson went fishing and found her love on the dating app “Plenty of Fish”. She says it all started out like a dream with romantic dates and kind words.

She introduced her new boyfriend to her family and friends before things took a turn. 

“I started seeing the red flags when I started getting inboxes from women,” she said. “Other women saying, I’m his girlfriends. I’m pregnant. He’s saying they’re lying.”

She says the man she fell for, fell for other women too. He took their hearts, their money and now her car, leaving her and her kids without a way to get around. 

Each woman said they met him on other dating sites, at least four other apps. Just like Robinson, promised her the world but took her for everything

Robert Young, a former Metro Nashville Police Officer and now private investigator says people using dating sites to scam people is a danger that’s showing no sign of slowing down, especially when Valentine’s Day rolls around.

 “If you’re hiding behind a cell phone, you’re going to be able to make up whatever you can make up,” Young said. “Pretty much anything you can type up could be the truth or not the truth.”

“It’s fearful. It’s very fearful. I’m kind of embarrassed because I have girls,” Robinson said. “My children have to watch their back.”

Robinson says she doesn’t know if or when her boyfriend will come back or what he’ll do. For now, her family and neighbors are keeping watch.

Police found Robinson’s car left abandoned at a Chattanooga Walmart.

As for looking for love again, she says she’s taking a break and focusing on herself for a while.

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