The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …
Amy was charmed — Duane was nothing like the local men she'd met so far.
"You certainly have a great sense of humor and a way with words," she responded.
But as financial crimes go, the love con was a rare breed, too time- and labor-intensive to carry out in large numbers.
It could take months or years of dedicated persuasion to pull off a single sting. Technology has streamlined communication, given scammers powerful new tools of deceit and opened up a vast pool of potential victims.
Then she saw this guy, the one with a mysterious profile name — darkandsugarclue.