This is the third in what turned into a series of articles. Here is the second, and here is the next.
A reader commented yesterday that she had been contacted by “Faith Stuart” of FS Capital LLC who wanted to buy her home. After connecting the dots, we concluded this is none other than our friend JJ (Helen Joanne Pearce). Taking a look at her site at www.fscapitalllc.com, I noticed a slide show of recently sold homes. Of course I know these are fake, but how to prove it?
A little Googling led me to www.tineye.com, which allows you to upload an image to see where it is on the web. I grabbed one of the photos from the FS Capital site and entered into the search engine. What do you know? It was found instantly on www.shutterstock.com, a stock image download site. I purchased a copy to use in this blog post. So like JJ, I, too, have sold this home now!
So just for fun, here are the images from FS Capital:
11 thoughts on “More Fun with JJ (Helen Pearce)”
This is great! I just shook my head when I saw these pictures on that website. How could anyone believe they’re legit? I knew they came from somewhere other than the homeowners front yard, I just didn’t know where. Again, great research! I thoroughly enjoy watching their deception being unequivocally unraveled!
Wow, Craig. I started by reading an old article you had written about standardized formatting for Bible software resources (sent a tweet in your direction about it yesterday), and then found myself engulfed in the fascinating stories on your website–this series being my favorite. I’d offer to buy you some breakfast in the hopes of enjoying some face-to-face breeze shooting, but the commute would be substantial. If nothing else, I would have bought you breakfast just to thank you for the years I enjoyed with QuickVerse–which until yesterday was a gift for which I had no idea you were the one I should thank! Anyway, it certainly has been a joy getting to know you a little better from afar. Keep up the good work!
Glad you enjoyed QuickVerse and also happy to keep you entertained for a while on the Web. 🙂
She is at FSC Endeavors LLC going by the name of Ferin Caffrey. Same story as everyone else. I found this after the fact. I feel sorry for the lady in the house now. I got $4200 from the deal but she is out lots. I flushed “Ferin” out by going to this lady and telling her not to send any more money and we will be glad to work directly with her so she doesn’t go on the street homeless after a divorce. She called “Ferin” and she came on like a whining child. I’m not the owner of the house, a very nice woman that I love dearly is the owner. Ferin has made a mistake by not seeing me in the shadows. I used to find people for the government and I didn’t see the scam before this, but I have $4200 and will get the house back. It is in good shape and has new appliances. And a good tenant when we get through this mess.
Doug, you’re my new favorite Internet friend. 🙂
I believe what we’re going to find out is that she keeps her transactions just small enough that they keep her in small claims court instead of criminal court. She can just ignore all the judgments against her without much fear. I’m not a lawyer, but that’s what I suspect.
I don’t have a dog in this race but understand the rage people feel when they accidentally fall into JJ’s trap. Keep me posted and maybe I’ll post an update to the blog when we have another little pile of info.
I feel honored. I have spent most of my professional career in investigations and these two, Matt and Joanne, are like all the others that keep in the same line of work…they get careless with information.
In talking with my lawyer, the first words that he said was don’t send that pay or Quit Notice just yet. We have to make a police report for THEFT because she stole money from both parties, the owner and the tenant, by deception and misrepresentation. Then she made the rookie mistake of not using the standard MO of the UPS Store and entered the world of FEDERAL crime by using the USPS to perpetrate a crime.
So today I have been up since 4 AM waiting for the Kissimmee Post Offices to open so I can give them the heads up and we track them to a real physical address that matches the pick up location of the priority Mail package of stolen money. If the Post office doesn’t want to give me the address (which they won’t) I will know they have it and give this to the Kissimmee Police and let them know that illegal activities are being conducted at this address.
So let me get to work. And again, Craig, you are awesome…I admire your attention to detail and persistence in running these two down.
Right back at you, bro. A lot of people have threatened to do something about her, but nobody has chased it down as far as you have.
You will get a big kick out of this site: http://fscendeavors.weebly.com. It will look familiar, but keep reading. 🙂
I had to read it twice, this is great. Again, thanks for everything. You are a blessing to know.
Been working since 4 AM following the trail of our slippery scammer girl…but getting closer every minute.
I love the many emails I have of “Ferin” blaming the USPS for losing or rerouting the packages. The USPS kind of took this personal. I searched all court cases in FL and have a lead to Texas. If anyone has information on anything you would like to share, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject Line anything with the name Ferin in it. There is a huge amount of information out there, I am just putting a tag and a line across the map until I have them down. Public Records are a wonderful thing. Thanks again for the inspiration you give me. I will supply the bulldog tenacity. This scam is going to stop.
Making excellent progress. In case you folks don’t know already, she started another company at the same time as she became Ferin Caffrey at FSC Endeavors, LLC. She is “Reagan Fields” at RFH, FL Inc. This website is unavailable right now, but it is identical to the others with nonsense blogs, testimonials, etc.
Sad day when families are being put on the street after paying a year of rent to her and the owner not getting paid and having to start eviction proceedings. We are fortunate that I have a suspicious mind (I didn’t say I had a smart mind or we wouldn’t be in this situation) and went to the tenant to discuss the problems as they developed early. She is in a panic but we told her it will be okay and we will be in charge shortly and she and her cats won’t be put out with no place to live. I am seeing the lawyer this afternoon and will let people know some options. Not sure why criminal charges have not been brought against her.