KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A Kissimmee man is facing serious charges after investigators said he scammed women he met online out of more than $100,000.
Scott Campbell was initially booked into the Flagler County jail but has since been transferred to Osceola County.
Investigators said there are dozens of female victims who Campbell told he needed money for his business and to start a talent competition. He told the victims he would pay them back, but he never did, according to authorities.
Campbell can be seen online posing with recording artists like Ludcaris, Will.i.am and MC Hammer and appeared to be living the high life as a music industry insider.
One of Campbell's victims, who did not want to be identified, told WFTV he convinced her to invest thousands of dollars.
"He's got this saying, 'Go for the ride, I do the driving and you just go for the ride and you don't have to worry about anything'," the victim said.
She said the ride Campbell took her on ended with her losing more than $60,000. The victim met Campbell on a dating website.
"As it turns out he wasn't looking for some type of romantic relationship, he was looking for money," the victim said.
Campbell was allegedly tricking the women into thinking they were investing in his business called BDO Records and a talent scouting company.
"Red flags started to go up. I was concerned about that and I told him I wasn't really in a position to invest," the victim said.
The victim said she eventually decided to give money to Campbell to invest, but he soon asked for more money.
"He's very, very pushy. As a matter of fact, he pushes you so bad that you will do almost anything for him to leave you alone," the victim said.
The victim admits she and others made a mistake by getting involved with Campbell, but said she had no idea she was being ripped off.
BDO Records shows a yacht on its website and photos of a new studio being built. The company has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Campbell is being held at the Osceola County Jail on a $500,000 bond.