Meredith Gavin was victimized by globetrotting identical twin brothers, Simon Gann and Jordan Gann and was not going to simply fade into the woodwork.
Unlike many other victims who prefer to lay low and fade into obscurity, Meredith Gavin and her friend Melissa Gleason decided to fight back against Simon and Jordan Gann, also known as the Gann Twins.
Both courageous women created websites about Simon Gann and Jordan Gann and Gavin has been credited, many times over, for helping to publicize information about the Gann Twins.
She knows firsthand the damage that Simon and Jordan Gann can do to their victims.
Her frankness in discussing what happened to her and her willingness to get in touch with other victims and lend support is appreciated by many.
Her experiences and subsequent hindsight can help spread the word and prevent others, particularly women, from becoming a victim to Simon Gann and Jordan Gann as well as other con artists who prey on women.
I emailed Meredith, after initially reading about Simon Gann, and she graciously answered my emails, peppered with numerous inquiries.
One of the things I asked Meredith Gavin is if she would compile a list of “red flags” that I could share with my readers. She sent some terrific early warning signs that I have expounded on and compiled in a warning list.
According to Meredith Gavin, Simon Gann did not speak or dress like a doctor. He wore flips flops and shorts. It just did not “fit” with his story of being a physician getting a mega million dollar payout.
Let her experiences hammer in the point that if something does not make sense, you should trust your inner voice
In Meredith’s own words, “That is a huge huge huge red flag that no one ever let me in on. There was always a reason and they seemed legit, however, if it doesn’t feel right, go with your gut”
Those reasons likely include long and convoluted stories about wallets, credit cards and laptops being stolen. Another common ruse is to flash paperwork that hints at a large payout that will be coming soon. Don’t fall for it!
That is a classic tool that a con uses in order to gain your trust. Your would be con man always seems to be able to relate his life experiences to yours. In just a short period of time, it is amazing to you how much you have in common.
Except you really don’t. It’s all an act.
This is not fairytale land and the man that promises you a brand new car, or a home or another big-ticket item shortly after first meeting him should ALWAYS be suspect.
Sure it can happen but it is highly unlikely and a key sign that he is not sincere. Beware.
He will probably even go on and on about how sad it is that you do not trust him. Don’t fall for it and lose your hard earned cash.
Remember, he is trying to manipulate you.
Most everyone has heard this advice and it is true. Think about it. Would a stranger off of Craig’s list really want to invest money in your business so easily? It is remotely possible but highly unlikely. No lawyers, no legal papers – all he needs is for you to give him x amount of YOUR money, or YOUR banking information, to prove yourself to him.
Let your inner voice guide you. If it is too good to be true, take it as a warning sign and indicator that someone is trying to scam you.
To listen to the phone calls that Gavin has received from the person she believes is Simon Gann, visit her MySpace page.