Emily Layla Gemologist exquisitegemslabs.com / Date of posting: Jan 21, 2023

by Samantha B.G.

Phony gemologist

Phony gemologist

Name / Alias: Emily Layla


Supposed Credentials:
Emily Layla, AGS-ICGA, ASA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CHIEF GEMOLOGIST
* On the Exquisite Gems Labs scam site, it is also noted: 'Emily Layla is a G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist with over fifteen years as a fine jewellery and gemstone appraiser.'

Website: https://exquisitegemslabs.com

Where one can find the facial image? About page of Exquisite Gems website at https://exquisitegemslabs.com/about )

Date that website was first registered: 2022-08-01

Website domain registrar: NameCheap
Website hosting provider: Cloudflare

Physical address cited on website:
US address -- 23046 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, USA

Phone number cited on website:
+1 619 736-9607

Does area code of phone number correspond to physical address?: It is a plausible match. The area code corresponds to the State of California, in the area of San Diego. The Laguna Hills, California phone number is in the area of San Diego.

Also to note: As of Jan 21, 2023, the phone number is an exact match for the phone number that displays on another jewellery appraisal scam site -- https://sandrasmithgems.com/ The Sandra Smith Gems site supposedly involves an independent gemologist named 'Sandra Smith.' But if you look at the 'About' page -- https://sandrasmithgems.com/about/ -- of the Sandra Smith website, you will find that the facial image is that of the same woman as 'Emily Layla,' as featured on Exquisite Gems Labs. The 'About' page for Sandra Smith largely parallels the 'About page for Exquisite Gems Labs -- https://exquisitegemslabs.com/about/ However, the physical address listed on the Exquisite Gems scam site does not match with the physical address listed on the Sandra Smith Gems scam site.

Email address cited on Exquisite Gems Labs website: info@exquisitegemslabs.com

Content served up by Amazon AWS?: No
While some related websites featuring the image of the same woman's face have content served up by Amazon AWS or have had content served up by Amazon AWS in the past, this website does not appear to do likewise.

This woman may attempt to reach out to men on dating / social networking sites, under whichever alias.

After having supposedly busted her laptop, she may attempt to get someone to send her a replacement laptop to her, in Turkey, where she claims to be working temporarily. Given the high number of websites in question, though, it's hard to say how many angles there could be for different targets and how many people may be working behind the websites and their presumably related profiles on various dating / social networking sites.


Other related websites featuring the same woman's face under different names, including multiple sites with corresponding Watch for Scams report pages, are as follows:

Naomi Pat Collins naomipatcollins.com -- https://www.watchforscams.com/naomi-pat-collins-gemologist-naomipatcollinscom-date-of-posting-aug-14-2022.html
* The Naomi Pat Collins scam site is still online, as of Jan 21, 2023. The homepage of this scam site features the image of the face of 'Naomi Pat Collins,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.'

Julia Dimaggio juliadimaggio.co -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/julia-dimaggio-gemologist-juliadimaggioco-date-of-posting-june-20-2022.html
* The Julia Dimaggio scam site appears to be down as of Jan 21, 2023. It used to feature the image of the face of 'Julia Dimaggio,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily
Layla.' All the same, you can find an archived copy of the homepage of this scam site (which includes the image of 'Julia Dimaggio') via the Internet Archive at:
https://web.archive.org/web/20220620091102/https://juliadimaggio.co/

Sandra Hall sandrahall.co -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/sandra-hall-gemologist-sandrahallco-date-of-posting-may-19-2022.html
* The Sandra Hall scam site appears to be down as of Jan 21, 2023. It used to feature the image of the face of 'Sandra Hall,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.' All the same, you can find an archived copy of the 'About' page of this scam site (which includes the image of 'Sandra Hall') via the Internet Archive at:
https://web.archive.org/web/20220517041420/https://sandrahall.co/about/

Zaee Harris zaeeharris.com -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/zaee-harris-gemologist-zaeeharriscom-date-of-posting-may-19-2022.html
* The Zaee Harris scam site appears to be down as of Jan 21, 2023. It used to feature the image of the face of 'Zaee Harris,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.' All the same, you can find an archived copy of the homepage of this scam site (which includes the image of 'Zaee Harris') via the Internet Archive at:
https://web.archive.org/web/20220628010826/https://zaeeharris.com/

Carola Johnson carolajohnson.co -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/carola-johnson-gemologist-carolajohnsonco-date-of-posting-may-19-2022.html
* The Carola Johnson scam site is still online, as of Jan 21, 2023. The homepage of this scam site features the image of the face of 'Carola Johnson,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.'

Carola Kemp carolakempgems.com
* The Carola Kemp scam site is still online, as of Jan 21, 2023. The homepage of this scam site features the image of the face of 'Carola Kemp,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.'

Cynthia Lewis, Royal Glamour Gems royalglamourgems.com
* The Royal Glamour scam site is still online, as of Jan 21, 2023. The 'About' page of this scam site features the image of the face of 'Cynthia Lewis,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.'

Martina Paugh, Universal Gems Diamonds Experts universalgemsdiamondexperts.com -- see https://www.watchforscams.com/martina-paugh-projectconsultant-manager-universalgemsdiamondexpertscom-date-of-posting-may-20-2022.html
* The Universal Gems Diamonds Experts scam site appears to be down as of Jan 21, 2023. It used to feature the image of the face of 'Martina Paugh,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.' All the same, you can find an archived copy of the homepage of this scam site (which includes the image of 'Martina Paugh') via the Internet Archive at:
https://web.archive.org/web/20220517224028/https://universalgemsdiamondexperts.com/

Andreea Sasser andreeasasser.com see https://www.watchforscams.com/andreea-sasser-gemologist-andreeasassercom-date-of-posting-june-27-2022.html
* The Andreea Sasser scam site is still online, as of Jan 21, 2023. The homepage of this scam site features the image of the face of 'Andreea Sasser,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.'

Sandra Smith sandrasmithgems.com
* As noted above, the Sandra Smith Gems scam site is still online, as of Jan 21, 2023. The 'About' page of this scam site features the image of the face of 'Sandra Smith,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.'

Claudia Denise Wallace claudiadenisewallace.com
* The Claudia Denise Wallace scam site is still online, as of Jan 21, 2023. The homepage of this scam site features the image of the face of 'Claudia Denise Wallace,' which just happens to be an exact match for 'Emily Layla.'

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May 29, 2024
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This lady has been sending emails as Lezlie Cooper
by: David Jones

I received this email this morning,

Hi My Love

I am so upset and feel sad right now. I went to the work site to inspect and check the materials that were just delivered to the site today and while at the site, I slipped and fell on my backpack. My backpack fell and it contained my MacBook Laptop and my iPad pro which I put a graph of all my work and designs on. The floor was so slippery and I fell really bad on the floor which made my laptop badly damaged and I injured my ankle.

I have a backup of my work inside my external hard disk drive so I had everything installed on the iPad so they could temporarily work using my iPad which didn't work because the iPad and laptop are both damaged. I have been to the Apple store here to purchase a new laptop but I don't know why my credit card was declined. I have contacted my bank and was told that it was blocked because Turkey has been flagged as a suspicious country due to security reasons.

Honey, I am only asking if you can run an errand for me by going to the computer store to get me this Apple MacBook Pro (16-Inch 512GB SSD or 1TB) and have it shipped to me or better still send the money (1,950 euro) to my translator to help me buy the laptop so I can finish my work here and fly back home to your arms. Thank you so much for your concern and I promise to pay you back as soon as I get back home as you know I have already booked my ticket and I do not want anything that will delay me from coming home to be with you.

Sending you special kisses and warm hugs today as always.
Love always,
Lezlie

Mar 18, 2024
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She sent me a video
by: Anonymous

The same one posted and I told her I wanted a personalized message as well her holding up a news paper out of Turkey with that days date. By this time I knew it was a scam cause I had read online about it.

She says She is from Jamestown north Dakota. The second I read her first message I knew it was a scam. None of her sentences made sense. s

So be careful. Mind you never give out money to people. They don't ask unless they are losers

Feb 14, 2024
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Candace (Claire) Banks
by: Anonymous

I am being scammed from a person calling herself Candace (Claire) Banks. I first met her on Facebook Dating app. The photos and video she has sent me coincide with many aliases on your scam site.

Alias names such as Julie Cooney, Emily Layla, Sandra Hall, and the list goes on and on?

The website she sent me was gemprolabs.com

I am still in contact with her and awaiting her next email.

Feb 11, 2024
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Still
by: Anonymous

They are still scamming. They got my dad!!! I am so pissed!

Jan 28, 2024
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Emilie Layla operates under Natalie Blanco
by: Anonymous

Emilie Layla operates under Natalie Blanco mining for zultonite in Turkey. At first she asks for money for a broken Mac computer, then asks for help in a fine of 53 000 USD because of an expired mining licence.

Convincing

Jan 10, 2024
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"Emily Layla" FB Dating Profile Goes Male
by: Anonymous

The Bogus Emily Layla, Lincoln, Kansas dating profile has now been converted to a male profile, using the name "Austin." Other than the gender flip, with concurrent flip of pronouns and pictures, all the phony "gemologist" content has been retained.

I assume this will also be happening with all the associated phony profiles, and that the fraud ring behind them is shifting to target women. Probably because the word has spread so extensively no men are being taken in by the scam.

Dec 14, 2023
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Natalie Blanco
by: Anonymous

Now operating on Facebook, as Natalie Blanco, and Natalieblancogems. She claims to be mining Zultanite in Turkey etc.

Nov 16, 2023
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Candice banks
by: Anonymous

Yes she contacted me through Facebook dating says she thought I was the perfect guy for her and I thought Holy shit she knows nothing about me and these women that think I’m just going to lay open my wallet and give them whatever they need is comical.

I sometimes have fun screwing with them but in the end I basically tell them to take a hike.

Oct 27, 2023
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Reply to Not Sure Yet
by: Anonymous

Sent me the exact same pictures and videos. Contacted me through Facebook dating, used the name Candace Banks and had a supporting web site.

Wise up and either lead her on or forget about it.

Oct 27, 2023
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Reply to not sure yet
by: Anonymous

Yeah, I got those same videos and she started out "nice" lol 😒🙄

Oct 26, 2023
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Not sure yet
by: Anonymous

Emily Layla has not asked me for anything yet and seems to be congruent as this point and she has reached out to me on a dating site (I will leave that anonymous for now). I have read the previous comments and see what happens.

The photos she has sent me are real and also the videos as well. So she is who says she is....Time will tell.

Oct 21, 2023
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Joyce Sally Scammer
by: Anonymous

Going by Joyce Sally....website joycesally.com gem specialist. A scam site

Oct 07, 2023
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Kathryn Craner
by: Anonymous

Scammer! Going by Kathryn Craner and says she is living with a military man and his wife and needs money to fly to visit! Lol

Oct 07, 2023
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Emily Layla is a con artist
by: Anonymous

Stating she is a gemologist. I found it suspicious that her grammar was so poor. Haha I immediately started to throw some keywords out and sure enough, this website came up.

Some people are truly trash.

Well I am going along with the story and I will scam the scammer and see if she falls for my tricks. This will be fun.

Oct 06, 2023
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Emily Layla Mine Picture
by: Anonymous

"She" sent me images of workers copied from images actually taken at the zultanite mine in Turkey. The real workers all have bright orange coveralls with a double reflective stripe. The purported image of "Emily" in mining clothes shows a blond woman in grey coveralls with a single reflective stripe.

Behind the woman, a Cyrillic caution, "CTON" appears on an electrical box. This is not a Turkish mine. A Google Lens search with the image shows the original image dates from 2012, Makeevka Mine in Ukraine. In the fraudsters' altered version, the head and neck of the dark-haired Ukrainian miner have been digitally replaced with the head and neck of the blond woman represented as "Emily."

The most recent communication is asking me for a Macbook Pro 16-inch, 512 GB SSD or 1TB.

No shipping address yet provided.

Oct 05, 2023
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Emily Layle
by: Anonymous

"She" is using a different woman's picture now. The "posts" appear pre-written and generic. I am guessing same posts for all men targeted. FB dating profile identifies home as "Lincoln, Kansas." "She" requests email and mobile phone contact information, as well as local airport ID so "she" can book a flight several weeks out.

Asserts ownership of an office in Florida with intent to sell and retire upon completion of current zultanite mining project in Turkey.

Sep 20, 2023
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Once a scammer always a scammer
by: Anonymous

She also started up with me via Facebook dating site. She used the Melisa Emma profile and the gem stones & working in Turkey bit. After a few emails she came on really strong about her alleged interest in me.

I decided to investigate.

She didn't ask for anything. Rather than play along I'm shutting it down. Not worthy of any more time from me.

Sep 19, 2023
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She’s still scamming
by: Anonymous

She contacted me on Facebook dating and I was suspicious from the get-go. She hasn’t asked for anything yet so I’m leading her along with very open ended but intriguing replies.

I know she has many aliases so I’m being careful but I’m having fun scamming the scammer!

Jul 12, 2023
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Scam
by: Anonymous

She even went as far as to book a airline flight and I am guessing she will say that she needs me to pay for her flight home because of a credit card issue or something to that affect

Jun 12, 2023
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Also uses name of Candace Banks
by: Anonymous

Also uses name of Candace Banks and GemPro Lab based in LA. Contacted me through Facebook dating. Says she's in Turkey returning to the US June 30. Had an unfortunate accident and needs me to buy her an Apple MacBook Pro so she can finish her work in Turkey and return to the US where we will live happily ever after.

Using all the same images as are posted on this page.

Apr 20, 2023
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Loser
by: Anonymous

She tried to get in touch with me by asking me for my email address, but I didn't follow her trap, being suspicious by nature, I researched this person so I reported her profile on the dating site.

Mar 06, 2023
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Marcelina White
by: Anonymous

She posted as being in Turkey and asked me to pick her up

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