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Leslie Aldredge (a.k.a. “Leslie Carson”) in Cuenca Ecuador
Tuesday, September 23 2008 @ 08:56 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner <>

 By DON WINNER for <>  – You’ll be happy to know that Leslie Aldredge, the fugitive from justice who hauled ass to Cuenca, Ecuador after ripping off members of the expatriate community in Panama, is alive and well and living under the alias “Leslie Carson” or “DL Carson.” Her website, <>  lists the owner as “DL Carson” (that’s Leslie.) Leslie is pulling a repeat of the same crap she pulled here in Panama, using her Ecuador Forum email group to cruise for potential real estate clients, who she then sucks in with promises of helping them to avoid (other) unscrupulous real estate agents in Ecuador. Of course, the person most likely to rip you off is Leslie herself. (more)

Google Leslie Carson: Hopefully anyone considering doing business with this con artist will do a quick Internet Google search on her assumed name and hit on this article. Once you’ve found this one, please go to the homepage and search our database for “Leslie Aldredge.” You will find the complete story of how she took advantage of the trust people placed in her, ripped people off here in Panama, then hauled ass for Ecuador when the authorities started closing in. While we here in Panama are very happy that she’s gone, we are simultaneously worried that she’s currently the biggest shark in the waters around Cuenca, Ecuador. Most importantly – DO NOT TRUST THIS WOMAN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! She drips “nice”, she will lure you in, and then once you’re all warm and fuzzy she will turn on you and bite you, hard. Many people here in Panama learned this the hard way.

This has been a community service announcement. Have a great day, Leslie Aldredge (a.k.a. Leslie Carson a.k.a. DL Carson).

Copyright 2008 by Don Winner for <> . Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

  • Skye Leigh

    I’ve been reading various Ecuador sites for several months now, but just discovered your blog. Thank you so much for offering it!

    Re: this head’s up, my eyes bugged out of my head, becauseit was the first mention of this I’d heard. I’ve read a great many of Leslie’s posts on, as well as at her commercial site (mentioned in the head’s up). Yes, she surely does drip “nice.” Yes, she is definitely gifted in creating a “warm and fuzzy” feeling.

    Thanks to this notice, however, I’ll be keeping my eyes open wide. It’s what I should have been doing all along! I mean, I’ve been exposed to who’s “making it” in Ecuador. Whether it’s Gary Scott inviting down endless groups of bulging wallet types (hysterical for “steals” to get even more wealth), or International Living’s ceaseless shilling of Ecuador as the “cheapest place in the world,” etc., the business efforts I’ve seen are on the exploitive side (at least as seen from afar). They’re definitely geared to high income Westerners (folks already used to enormous mark-up’s).

    Thus, if Winner’s comments here are accurate, then yet another exploiter (but who’s also apparently a conniver), has joined the greed patrol in Ecuador. Gosh, what a surprise…

  • inthetropics

    Yeah, believe me, it’s not easy to “make it” in Ecuador and I’m not nearly there yet. My business is a labor of love, takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears (and a good deal of my hard earned savings to get started). Real estate and all the other “live easy on the cheap” schemes are full of holes, I just haven’t poked holes in all the stuff that’s out there that much. But there are a lot of holes. None of it is easy. Thanks for your comments.

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