Saturday, June 27, 2015

Inside an Online Dating Scam

A short message sent on a Thursday evening in early December 2013, under the subject line: Match? You were listed as a 100% Match! I am not sure what a 100% match means … First, would you be interested in me. Check my profile. Later, when she puzzled over their relationship, she'd remember this. She had contacted him, not the other way around. That had been a fateful move; it made everything easier for him. But she didn't know that yet. So much of this was new. Amy had never done this online-dating thing. It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother. Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s.