Peter claimed to own millions of dollars of property and it appeared so because he actually managed the properties rather than owning them. Peter hired my father to clean out some of the properties (my dad owns a dumpster company) and built a relationship with my father. After knowing Peter for about 2 years, Peter started borrowing money off my father. He always paid my dad back within weeks. A few thousand here and a few thousand there. My dad didn't mind so much since Peter gave him a lot of business with all the properties.
One day Peter asked my dad for $13k which he didn't have at the time. So my dad gave him $3k and asked me for the rest. I was extremely hesitant and even asked my dad to get collateral from him in case he didn't pay back. My dad told me to trust him and that he's let him borrow money in the past and was always paid back.
I also thought since he does give my father a lot of business to go ahead and let him borrow the money for 2 weeks until he can collect all the rent from his tenants (which I later found out they weren't even his tenants!!) Week after week went by and Peter called my father all the time assuring him he'll have the money. He always called my dad and never me even after I requested he did. A full month goes by and I start to get irritated because I don't have my money as promised.
My kept telling me not to worry and that Peter is trustworthy. I called Peter daily and he always said a few more days. One day Peter called my dad and was very excited. He said he collected a lot of money and all the money would be returned within a few days. Well, a few days passed and nothing. I then started to call Peter more often in hopes of getting my money back. He told me to stop calling and I said I would once I have my money back.
Peter went to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (or so he said) and filed a case against me saying I was loan sharking him!!! I was never contacted by them at all. Peter thinks he is slick. What he did was get $3k in cash from my dad and $10k in bank checks from me totaling $13k. He then gave a check for $13k back to me which my dad was ok with since I could just transfer the money back to his account.
So what Peter did was tell the FDLE that I was a loan shark because he borrowed $10k from me and was "forced" to return "$13k" back. I honestly believe that he's researched "the system" and knows how to get around it. So now I'm at a loss of $10k which is only money and there's always more to be made, but at a bigger loss of being scammed by a con artist. I write this report in hopes that no one else is put in the same situation with this loser.