Gay Arizona man has stolen identity through fake sugar cream at Grindr, but shutting down is no help

A homosexual man in Arizona noticed that he put the New Year on the back burner when a man on Grindr acted as if he were a sugar bomb and stole his identity – but he can not report the fraud because of the partial elimination of the government.

Dalton Tannehill, 23, received a message in November about the popular connection app of a man named & # 39; James & # 39; who offered him a weekly allowance of $ 1000.

Hello, I would like to know if you are my sugar baby, & # 39; said the supposed sugar dad in his first message, and offered to give Tannehill $ 500 twice a week.

Dalton Tannehill, 23, received a message in November about the popular hookup app of a man named & # 39; James & # 39; who offered him a weekly fee of $ 1000

Dalton Tannehill, 23, received a message in November about the popular hookup app of a man named & # 39; James & # 39; who offered him a weekly fee of $ 1000

The Grindr message from James

The Grindr message from James

Tannehill & # 39; s reaction days later

Tannehill & # 39; s reaction days later

The Tempe resident waited until December 29 to text the man from his phone and and ask James if he could help him with his $ 2,500 credit card account

Included in the message was a photograph of a man who appears to be in the late 50's and white salt and pepper tinted blond hair

Included in the message was a photograph of a man who appears to be in the late 50's and white salt and pepper tinted blond hair

Included in the message was a photograph of a man who appears to be in the late 50's and white salt and pepper tinted blond hair

Included in the message was a photograph of a man who appears to be in the late 50's and white salt and pepper tinted blond hair.

The Tempe resident waited until December 29 to text the man from his phone and ask James if he could help him with his $ 2500 credit card bill.

The two started a conversation, where James claimed that he & # 39; f ***** g rich & # 39; and a & # 39; millionaire & # 39; was also asking about the social security number and the Tannehill credit cards.

The two participated in a conversation, in which James claimed he & # 39; f ***** g rich & # 39; and a & # 39; millionaire & # 39; was also asking about the social security number and the Tannehill credit cards

The two participated in a conversation, in which James claimed he & # 39; f ***** g rich & # 39; and a & # 39; millionaire & # 39; was also asking about the social security number and the Tannehill credit cards

The two participated in a conversation, in which James claimed he & # 39; f ***** g rich & # 39; and a & # 39; millionaire & # 39; was also asking about the social security number and the Tannehill credit cards

The two participated in a conversation, in which James claimed he & # 39; f ***** g rich & # 39; and a & # 39; millionaire & # 39; was also asking about the social security number and the Tannehill credit cards

The two participated in a conversation, in which James claimed he & # 39; f ***** g rich & # 39; and a & # 39; millionaire & # 39; was also asking about the social security number and the Tannehill credit cards

James then transferred $ 2,480 to cover Tannehill's bill

James then transferred $ 2,480 to cover Tannehill's bill

Before the payment was processed, I was clearly suspicious ... and when it was processed, I felt: & # 39; Okay, okay. This is legitimate. I really have a real and legitimate sugar cream! & # 39; & # 39; Tannehill said

Before the payment was processed, I was clearly suspicious ... and when it was processed, I felt: & # 39; Okay, okay. This is legitimate. I really have a real and legitimate sugar cream! & # 39; & # 39; Tannehill said

James then transferred $ 2,480 to cover Tannehill's bill. Before the payment was processed, I was clearly suspicious … and when it was processed, I felt: & # 39; Okay, okay. This is legitimate. I really have a real and legitimate sugar cream! & # 39; & # 39; Tannehill said

& # 39; From now on I will take care of all your responsibilities, & # 39; James said in messages.

James then transferred $ 2,480 to cover Tannehill's bill.

Before the payment was processed, I was clearly suspicious … and when it was processed, I felt: & # 39; Okay, okay. This is legitimate. I really have a real and legitimate sugar cream! & # 39; & # 39; Certified Tannehill to Buzzfeed News.

Tannehill spent $ 1000 on Google Play Store gift cards at Walmart. But James became increasingly insistent and demanded that his new sugar baby buy more gift vouchers. A few days later he had the payment withdrawn

Tannehill spent $ 1000 on Google Play Store gift cards at Walmart. But James became increasingly insistent and demanded that his new sugar baby buy more gift vouchers. A few days later he had the payment withdrawn

Tannehill spent $ 1000 on Google Play Store gift cards at Walmart. But James became increasingly insistent and demanded that his new sugar baby buy more gift vouchers. A few days later he had the payment withdrawn

Tannehill then followed his instructions and applied for several credit cards.

I thought he gave me this favor – I might as well spend at least $ 1,000 to be repaid again. No worries, I guessed, because the payment went through the first time, "he added.

Then Tannehill spent $ 1000 on Google Play Store gift cards at Walmart. But James became increasingly insistent and demanded that his new sugar baby buy more gift vouchers.

The young man did not respond quickly enough to the messages and the next day James blocked him on all forms of communication. The money was withdrawn a few days later.

I just realized that I had to block it and cut off all communication, and report this as soon as possible, every time this shutdown ended, or in another way, & # 39; Tannehill explained.

He was also contacted with someone who claimed to be James' account manager when he was informed that the payment had been reversed.

Tannehill hastened to contact his bank and tried to make a report with the Federal Trade Commission. But because of the government's partial cancellation, he could not get help.

Tannehill was also contacted with someone who claimed to be James' account manager when he was informed that the payment had been reversed.

Tannehill was also contacted with someone who claimed to be James' account manager when he was informed that the payment had been reversed.

Tannehill was also contacted with someone who claimed to be James' account manager when he was informed that the payment had been reversed.

Tannehill hastened to contact his bank and tried to make a report with the Federal Trade Commission. But because of the government's partial cancellation, he could not get help

Tannehill hastened to contact his bank and tried to make a report with the Federal Trade Commission. But because of the government's partial cancellation, he could not get help

Tannehill hastened to contact his bank and tried to make a report with the Federal Trade Commission. But because of the government's partial cancellation, he could not get help

& # 39; Hey @realDonaldTaste some craziness in Texas now has my citizen service number, but thanks to your government stop I can not file a fraud and identity theft report. Some help would be greatly appreciated, "he said in a Monday tweet.

Identity theft was the second most reported consumer complaint in 2017, with 14 percent of the complaints focused on the issue, according to the FTC. Credit card fraud was the most common type of identity theft reported by consumers.

The FTC websites list two places where victims of identity theft can go to report their grooves: IdentityTheft.gov and FTC.gov/complaint.

Both pages are currently closed because the government enters the 21st day.

The FTC websites list two places where victims of identity theft can turn to report their grooves: IdentityTheft.gov and FTC.gov/complaint

The FTC websites list two places where victims of identity theft can turn to report their grooves: IdentityTheft.gov and FTC.gov/complaint

The FTC websites list two places where victims of identity theft can turn to report their grooves: IdentityTheft.gov and FTC.gov/complaint

Both pages are currently closed because the government enters the 21st day

Both pages are currently closed because the government enters the 21st day

Both pages are currently closed because the government enters the 21st day

Tannehill is no case in the latest round of identity theft. Others went to their social media to express their disappointment about the fact that they could not get help in dealing with identity theft.

& # 39; Someone tries to steal my identity and close the government, so I can not report it to identity theft & # 39 ;, claimed @Jayveteran.

Ben Cohen added: "It's cool that my identity was stolen and because the government has been shut down, I no longer have access to the tools at http://identitytheft.gov, it's great. & # 39;

The sentiment was shared by Jess, who said: "Hee, @ realDonaldTrump thanks to the closure of your government. I can not report my identity theft to the FBI and I have to wait and see where this asshole uses my data. Thanks for nothing that you make a president. #bringbackbarack #notmypresident. & # 39;

Tannehill would share updates for his entire ordeal, including snaps of his Instagram where James seemed to have found him. James Edward, as he was called on his profile, called the man a "thief & # 39 ;.

The profile of James Edward Instagram was private.

Others went to their social media to express their disappointment at the fact that they could not get help in handling identity theft

Others went to their social media to express their disappointment at the fact that they could not get help in handling identity theft

Others went to their social media to express their disappointment at the fact that they could not get help in handling identity theft

Tannehill would share updates for his entire ordeal, including snaps of his Instagram where James seemed to have found him. James Edward, as he was called on his profile, called the man a thief & # 39;

Tannehill would share updates for his entire ordeal, including snaps of his Instagram where James seemed to have found him. James Edward, as he was called on his profile, called the man a thief & # 39;

Tannehill would share updates for his entire ordeal, including snaps of his Instagram where James seemed to have found him. James Edward, as he was called on his profile, called the man a thief & # 39;

.