Skip to comments.Million-dollar dating scam mum and daughter jailed
Posted on 08/30/2013 3:02:17 AM PDT by Mr Radical
A mother and daughter who used an internet dating scam to steal $1.1m (£700,000) have been jailed for a total of 27 years.
Denver-based Karen Vasseur, 63, and daughter Tracy, 42, tricked victims into thinking they were talking to US service personnel looking for love.
The prolific scammers duped 374 victims in the US and 40 other countries. ... Colorado authorities said the pair ran an operation which included several other members who have not been caught. This "staff" would do the leg work of targeting potentially vulnerable people on popular social media sites or dating services.
Tracy Vasseur received the longer sentence for her part in the scam From here, they would concoct a story that they were in the US military, and were in need of money for various reasons - the most popular being travel costs, or satellite phones to "talk directly" with someone. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Ask Benjamin Franklin.
Surely you jest.
This being an internet scam, those who fell victim to it hadn’t a clue who they were dealing with or what they looked like.
These represented themselves as members of the U.S. Military who needed money for various meet-up activities, such as travelling to meet their “dates”, or money for satellite phones to keep in touch.
They targeted people on social media or dating sites. Just think, they could pretend to be anybody, tailored to who they were targeting.
Send faked pictures of themselves to reel in the victims then a sob story about needing money to facilitate the personal relationship and all the while claiming to be in the military...
Probably the wife and daughter of the guy in: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3060533/posts
The bigger question is how this caper can net 20+ years in punishment while the violent thugs and ferals get off with probation and other kid glove treatment.
I’d hit them both.
No. We wouldn’t let you. It would be for your own good.
Thanks for that ;-D
I jest ;-)
In that situation YOU would be the meat. Look at them. Think. Run.
I’m COUNTING on it.
Maybe it's time to enter a new phase in your life ... one where you can distinguish between would and should.
Maybe you would. But should you? No.
I am compelled to hit that which has any concave surface on it, whatsoever.
Its the Internet. They aren't really French models either.
When you see an avatar like this....
You can bet its a 300 pound transvestite on the keyboard.
“Id hit them both...”
...with a ball peen hammer.
“Id hit them both.”
Your a little slow, somebody already beat you to it.
In fact it looks like several somebody’s beat you to it.
With multiple Tylenol tablets.