June 6, 2024

Seeking Victim or Witness Information in Adoption Scam Investigation 

The FBI’s Memphis Division is seeking to identify potential victims of Gabryele “Gabby” Watson, who was recently charged with violations of 18 U.S.C. § 2261A(Cyberstalking) and 18 U.S.C. 875(c) (Interstate Transmission of Threats to Injure or Kidnap) for conduct that allegedly occurred within the Middle District of Tennessee and elsewhere. The FBI believes she primarily targeted couples seeking adoptions from 2015 to present.  
If you were victimized by Gabryele Watson or have information relevant to this investigation, please fill out this short form
If you know of someone else who has possibly been victimized by Gabryele Watson, please encourage that individual to complete the form. If that individual is unwilling or unable to complete the form, please complete the form. 
For status updates regarding this matter, please refer to this page provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office – Middle District of Tennessee. 
The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes it investigates. Victims may be eligible for certain services, restitution, and rights under federal and/or state law. Your responses are voluntary but may be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the response you provide, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. The individuals choosing to complete the form will not be publicly identified in any court filings.