• Report: #1036484

Complaint Review: Susan Prater

  • Submitted: Wed, March 20, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, March 28, 2013

  • Reported By: Volunteer 3 — Madison Wisconsin
Susan Prater
Caswell Beach, North Carolina United States of America

Susan Prater My Oak Island Adventure Legal Fun Scam Caswell Beach, North Carolina

*Consumer Suggestion: Alias for Prater

*Author of original report: Prater

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: My Response To This Harassment

*General Comment: My Oak Island Misadventure

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I want to start this email by saying, I do not want any money from Susan Prater.  I simply want her to get the help she so desperately needs and to not hurt others like she has my family.

I met "Sue Bee"on a website for rape victims.  I am not a rape victim but a close family member of mine is.  It is a daily struggle for us to deal with the pain that rape has caused.  In our case, the rapist is spending the rest of his life in prison.  The damage he left behind can not be repaired.  "Sue Bee" became a regular in a chat room I frequent.  We started chatting privately and then would have group conversations, that included my relative(that suffered the rape).  Sue Bee's story seemed so horrific.  She had been the victim of a sexual assault that was then covered up by the people that were supposed to protect her.  

She had a blog, http://www.myoakislandadventure.blogspot.com/ that she recounted all of her "struggles."  We were suckers and believed it to be true.  She made it known to us that she was having financial difficulties and asked if we could help her out.  We did with 1,000 dollars.  We never asked it to be paid back, it was a gift to a sexual assault victim that was trying to get back on her feet.  As her trial approached, her story began to come a little unwound.  We noticed some inconsistencies but we just accepted it as pre-trial jitters.  

Out of the blue one day, she starts a chat saying she's found the perfect solution to her problems.  She has found a former Federal Prosecutor that is now practicing privately.  He has agreed to represent her and planned to seek 5 million dollars from the State of North Carolina.  She explained, he would work on a contingency but she had to cover, travel expenses, court costs, and for his intestigator.  That came to 2,000 dollars.  She promised a full return on the investment once her case settled.  Reluctantly, we did it and sent her 2,000 via Western Union.  Again, there was never a set time frame on repayment, we only asked it go towards her legal fund.

As her trial date came, she disappeared from the chat rooms.  We tried emailing her, sending private messages and contacted her via her cell phone but never received a response.  We finally read online that her alleged rapists had been found Not-Guilty.  We felt so bad for Sue, we were worried about her health.  To the point, we contacted her attorney to see if he could relay a message to her.  His receptionist told us "we can not give out client information but I don't think Ms. Prater is a client, let me transfer you."  So we speak to Mr. (no reason to name him) and he tells us he had spoken to Ms. Prater and anything he told her is between her and him but at no point did he agree to represent her for any fee.

Our suspicions became confirmed.  Soon after, her website, a constant source of information, changed dramatically.  She began making accusations about another person.  A quick Google Search will show that this person is another Business Owner.  We then realized we had been had.  Had by a woman using rape to take money.  We started to wonder how many others she had done this to.  We put a few feelers out in the chat room and to date (March 20, 2013) we have found 3 others who have given a total of 5,421.00 to a Judicial Fund for Susan Prater.

All the individuals involved have been either a victim or have a close relative that has suffered a sexual assault.

We discussed going to law enforcement.  What good would it do?  We gave money to someone we thought was a victim and was using to help hire an attorney.  How many others did she do this?  That is what we want to know.

We read the this site (Rip Off Report) is great at flushing out these con-artists and that is what we are trying to do here.  Flush out Ms. Prater and hopefully find all her victims.  Some probably don't even realize that Ms. Prater was never actually a victim, only praying on victims for a quick buck.

Susan, if you read this, I hope you one day get the help you deserve and live the life you deserve to live.  Somewhere inside of you is a good person.  We just need got to meet that Sue Bee.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/20/2013 03:40 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Susan-Prater/Caswell-Beach-North-Carolina-/Susan-Prater-My-Oak-Island-Adventure-Legal-Fun-Scam-Caswell-Beach-North-Carolina-1036484. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Alias for Prater

AUTHOR: LLoki - ()

Prater is at it again, under a name: Denise Norman. 


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AUTHOR: Volunteer 3 - ()

Susan is always a victim.  She is just a con-artist.  She only goes after men that have money.  Read her blog.  Mr. White, Mr. Mason, Mr. Langley, Mr.  Iapalucci, Mr. Hagler, Mr. David, even her child's father.  These men all went out of their way to help Susan because they initially felt sorry for her and believed she was a victim. She's not! Susan is a serial victim.  Is it a coincidence that ALL of the men mentioned in Susan's Blog are successful business men?  No Susan only targets those with money. All of the men she mentioned waived their fees or went above and beyond their call of duty to help Susan.

I live in Tennessee near her ex husband.  A poor older gentleman that Susan schemed for years until he had enough of her and threw her out.  He had a protective order against her for years once their divorce was finalized. That is why she moved to North Carolina to start" fresh."

While in North Carolina she hasn't worked a day in her life.  Begging for money and apparently now scheming people who believed she had been assaulted by a sitting Mayor.  Susan, you really did it this time ole gal!  This seems to be your biggest scheme yet.

She has even manipulated the local media in the area she lives in to give her exposure when the big bad landlord threatened to kick her out for not paying her rent(see attached picture).  Now, she accuses the media of conspiring against her.  Apparently, she is now creating her own conspiracy to try and go after another round of Big Bad Men.  I hope these men grow and set and don't settle with her!

Look at the BBB websites.  Susan has ripped people off all over the country.  Tennessee, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and now North Carolina.  

Once she uses a man, bleeds him dry, she cries rape, or cries victim.  

Hopefully this site will call her out and maybe she can scrape up the money to get help!

Dean White
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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

My Response To This Harassment

AUTHOR: anonymous - ()

The person who made this report is named Darryl Langley. He has been cyber stalking and cyber harassing me for months. At first he began sending fraudulent emails pretending to be a few different police officers concerned for my safety.

After a few weeks, he began calling me late at night and threatening me. He was pretending to be friends of the person who had assaulted me. Once I contacted authorities he stopped for a time. But a couple of weeks ago, he began emailing and calling me again impersonating real and fake people by email and by phone. 

On the day he made this report, he emailed it to me to further harass me. I have already contacted authorities and will continue to seek all legal remedies available to me for his continued harassment. He has emailed me confessing to other crimes he has committed. And he is a habitual convicted felon. I will post a link of his convictions here within this rebuttal. I will also include an email from him to me, posing as the father of one of his victims. 

I have never beforeever visited a chat room. And I have never ever been raped. I would never defraud anyone and I have never taken money from strangers or asked for money from strangers. My family is now helping me through this tough time. And it's unfortunate that I have been forced to deal with a few deviant people such as Darryl Langley at this juncture in my life. 

I moved to the coast of North Carolina from a little town in TN. My son is grown with his own life now. I was ready to begin the second half of my lifehere by the sea shore. I was excited and looking forward to what life had to offer for me. 

But as we all know, life doesn't always bring about exactly what we expect or want. I will however, take solace in the knowledge that "this too shall pass." Darryl Langley will hopefully be prosecuted for his crime against me, as well as the crimes he has committed against other women. 

Here is the link to his felony convictions and the email he sent to me impersonating the father of one of his victims. Hopefully, his confession will suffice as enough evidence to prosecute him of his crime against this young woman. And according to Darryl, he was indicted by the federal government a couple weeks ago for another felony. I hopeif his confession is true, he is convicted of his crime. Just copy and paste the link into your browser to see his numerous felony convictions of fraudulent crimes. 

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My daughter had a successful restaurant until she met Darryl Langley. She let him manage it because he "had such a strong talent for making money."  He had a talent!   He was stealing the customers credit card numbers and selling them.  Visa caught him outright but Ben David decided to defer prosecution even though he had been convicted of doing the same thing in 2004.  This was in November of last year.  
Money rules the court system.  When you are personal friends with Bruce Mason and the several members of the DA's staff, you can get away with anything. He's done this about 4 times.  Thing is, his family is rich, he steals because he's mentally can't help it.  I really think he's just a sociopath that takes advantage of innocent women.  When he ruins their lives, he moves on to another sucker.   My daughter lost her business because the credit card companies held her responsible   He went on to another life.  She's bankrupt.  
Ben wouldn't prosecute and the Federal Courts have his indictment for Bank Fraud sealed because "credibility of victim and witness."  Sound familiar??
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My Oak Island Misadventure

AUTHOR: My Oak Island Misadventure - ()

My Personal Opinion Is; Beware.

I had to file a Motion for a Protection Order and it was granted.

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