Martina Paugh Project/Consultant Manager / Date of posting: May 20, 2022

by Samantha B.G.

Claimed to be a Project/Consultant Manager

Claimed to be a Project/Consultant Manager

Name / Alias: Martina Paugh

Supposed Credentials: Project/Consultant Manager
at Universal Gems & Diamond Experts, which is claimed to be 'a leading gemology and jewellery appraisal company'

Other members of team include:
Shirley Mitchell, Gemologist and Jewellery Valuing Consultant

Gareth Brown, Lead Appraiser

Padraic Lavin, Consultant Gemologist

Date that website was first registered: 2021-10-07
Website domain registrar: NameCheap
Website hosting provider: Cloudflare

Physical address(es) cited on website:
Head Office: 83rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11209 USA (Yes, it's an incomplete address)
Branch Office: Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey, London, UK

Phone number cited on website: +1(816) 408-4634
Does area code of phone number correspond to physical address?: No. The physical address is for New York, but the area code of the phone number is for Missouri.

Email address cited on website:

Content served up by Amazon AWS?: Yes eg.

Other related scam sites featuring the same woman's face under different names: / Cynthia Lewis

Of the websites featuring the photo of the same woman, this is the third of such websites to have been registered, with and to have been registered prior to

The same physical address of 83rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11209 USA, as it appears on, appears on -- another scam
site, albeit one featuring a different woman.

The same phone number also appears on both the and sites.

Unlike most of the other websites noted above, featuring the photo of this woman, in this case with, the woman in question, Martina Paugh appears as a Project/Consultant Manager, while other people happen to be gemologists or appraisers.

The Head Office of Universal Gems Diamonds Experts is supposedly in New York. The other individuals whose images accompany the image of Martina Paugh may be actual individuals in the jewelry appraisal industry, albeit individuals based in Europe, as opposed to the U.S.

Those individuals may have their images and names being misappropriated. Whereas jewelry-related organizations referenced on the website would appear to be U.S.-based.

This woman, appearing here as Martina Paugh, 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.

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May 10, 2023
Reenie Hanson page now up, along with other sites
by: Samantha B.G.

Hi Anonymous,

Yes, Reenie Hanson now has a presence. 'She' has a website:

She also now has a web page on Watch for Scams:

Apart from Reenie Hanson, though, there are some other new aliases and sites:

Julie Cooney -- see -- Somewhat new site, registered via NameCheap on Nov 9/22

Melisa Emma, Allure Gems Lab -- see -- New site, registered via NameCheap on March 17/23

Lauren Angelo -- New site, registered via NameCheap on March 18/23

Stacey Lambert -- New site, registered via NameCheap on April 21/23

Emily Layla, Exquisite Gems Labs -- see * Exquisite Gems Labs site still online, as of May 6, 2023.

Cornelia Williams -- New site, registered via NameCheap on April 21/23

Another recently-created jewellery scam site, involves a woman wearing a medical mask:
Suzanne Sasser - Somewhat new site, registered via NameCheap on Nov 11/22

Yet another jewellery scam site, which does not presently appear to feature a photo of the supposed jewellery appraiser, is GemPro Lab -- - Site registered via NameCheap on March 24/23.

For more discussion of this romance scam interfacing with a jewellery appraisal scam, please go to the Watch for Scams page for the now-defunct Sandra Hall site:

May 09, 2023
New name
by: Anonymous

Add the name Reenie Hanson. I recognized a scam when she wanted to communicate through email. Same picture, same story.

Jun 27, 2022
Update for as of June 27, 2022
by: Samantha B.G.

Amazon AWS no longer appears to be feeding content for this website. Thank you to Amazon AWS for discontinuing its services to the scammers behind Universal Diamonds Gems Diamond Experts, Martina Paugh and

The image of Martina Paugh, her three co-workers and the logo of the website, which are set to be served up via Amazon AWS, now result in empty space on the Universal Gems Diamond Experts home page. Even if the scamsite creators do restore this content, the decision by Amazon AWS to remove Universal Gems Diamond Experts content will have slowed down the people behind it.

The registrar of this site is still NameCheap and the website hosting provider is still Cloudflare.

Other related Watch for Scams pages in regard to jewelry appraisal scam websites featuring the same woman's face under different names are as follows:

Julia Dimaggio -- see

Sandra Hall -- see

Zaee Harris -- see

Carola Johnson -- see

Carola Kemp

Cynthia Lewis, Royal Glamour Gems

Andreea Sasser see

Sandra Smith

Claudia Denise Wallace

Additional scam sites that may share features with some of the above sites, but which feature different faces, are as follows:

Gabrielle Barlowe -- see

Christoffel Berend -- see

Holly Bradarsh -- see

Samantha Hudson --

Alison Kochell -- see

Tony Kochell -- see

May 21, 2022
Fraud & crooks
by: Anonymous from Sweden

Scammers do not have a limit and deceive people all over the world! They are the worst creature there is! Parasites that enjoy stolen money!

Block them right before they blow all your money!


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