They could ring you on the phone, or message you from a dating website. The crooks claimed to be victims of a flood and asked for charity.
My ex was gorgeous, personable, and incredibly charming—as all good con men are.
In return, they helped themselves to her entire fortune. Perhaps they claim to live in a lavish mansion in upstate New York. Anyone credible has a background, and a history that should be fairly transparent. Compare it to the results of the background check and make sure everything adds up.
Scammers can be smart, but even the best crooks have telltale giveaways. If they’re really living out of an RV in Oklahoma, a background check may reveal the truth. If we imagine the workings of a con artist as a formula, it usually follows the same pattern each time.
He made friends everywhere he went and bonded quickly with my family and friends. From the beginning, he'd always made it clear that his life was complicated.
Over the course of our relationship, he took me on ridiculous, impulsive trips. He was the product of a whirlwind romance between a 21-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man.