Company sues Natu for fraud agreement
NEW YORK - Anatolia News AgencyA firm in the U.S has filed an official complaint on notorious Turkish con man Sezer Gök, who impersonated someone named David Natu and cheated three U.S. companies. Armağan Yılmaz, owner of “Purple Media Solutions,” an advertisement company based in New York, said the name David Natu was a false name and did not exist, so they had filed a complaint about Gök both in U.S. and Turkey.
Noting that his company takes photographs for advertisements, Yılmaz said they contacted to Natu through a website. The website claimed that Natu was the second best photographer in the “Best Photographers” list. Yılmaz said Natu had showed a poll on his website as evidence, and because the photographs were perfect the company agreed to do business with Natu.
“There was news about him, which appeared in some of the best newspapers,” said Yılmaz, noting that the situation did not even arouse any doubt at first. Later on, however, they heard rumors about Natu and so pulled out of the agreement. “Later on we have learnt that Natu was a liar and that he also conned everyone else before taking a $10,000 rent charge and going to Turkey.”The news of Natu’s death was also a fraud, said Yılmaz. He was merely an online presence stealing borrowed material from other photographers.
Natu’s biography was allegedly riddled with contradictory information, while the borrowed material in his photographic portfolio increased the suspicions. Natu’s apparent social circle was allegedly filled with fictitious names.