ewhoring was never like this... note: this is from last year. wonder what they got, couple of hags... Colorado mom-daughter duo posed as military men to bilk $1 million in Nigerian-backed online dating scam Tracy Vasseur, 40, and mom Karen Vasseur, 73, of Brighton, Colo., posed as military members in online dating sites and accepted payment from 374 victims over a three-year period. "Individuals working with the Vasseurs lured unsuspecting women to Internet dating sites by posing as members of the U.S. military serving in Afghanistan," according to a statement from the Colorado attorney general. "After a phony relationship was established, victims were asked to send money and were led to believe that the soldiers would use the money to retrieve property, travel to the U.S., and pay other expenses," the statement said. Prosecutors say the women accepted hundreds of payments sent by victims via wire transfer, then took a percentage of the stolen money before sending the remainder to associates in Nigeria. The Vasseurs established 20 personal and business bank accounts at 11 local banks for the purpose of laundering the stolen money, prosecutors said. As part of the scheme, Tracy Vasseur also used a 16-year-old to fraudulently receive stolen money and then wire it to Nigeria, according to the indictment. Tracy Vasseur faces up to 205 years in prison if convicted on all counts. Her mom faces up to 172 years in prison. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...ine-dating-scam-prosecutors-article-1.1101996 --- Internet Catphish Scams on the Rise... http://askbobrankin.com/are_you_a_victim_of_catphishing.html The practice of using a fake virtual persona to dupe a victim out of money (or just inflict emotional damage) is called "catphishing." The neologism seems to be a play on "phishing" (using deceptive email to obtain sensitive information) and a Southern sport called "noodling," in which large catfish are patiently enticed into chomping down on a probing hand which hauls them into the boat. Catphish lurk on dating sites passively waiting for bites. They also cast their lures around social media, offering friend requests on Facebook, Tweeting admiringly, and so on. Their objective is usually to fake romantic interest, engage the victim emotionally, and then pretend to have some sort of "problem" that only a generous electronic friend can solve with money.