Names used by internet dating scammers
It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.
*Names have been changed to protect identities En español She wrote him first. In the summer, when the trees leafed out, you couldn't even see the road or the neighbors. She'd grown up here, in a conservative pocket of Virginia. When it came to meeting new people, however, her choices were limited. The holidays were coming, and she didn't want to face them alone.
Angela said she was lonely and enjoyed the personal connection that the scam provided her.
Schulman was shocked and humiliated, but he also described feeling sad for Wesselman.
But 'Jamison' turns out to be Chelsea, a young woman seeking female companionship.
A third episode reveals a man who didn't fabricate many facts about his life, but only misrepresented his appearance.