Scam artists on internet dating sites
Chris sent Missi a picture of Richie in a hospital bed, looking a little banged up but grinning gamely for the camera.Missi felt a wave of relief, both that Richie was okay and that her suspicions were unwarranted.Derek Alldred had dated a woman in California under false pretenses and drained her bank account of almost 0,000.
Inside was a Minnesota state ID with a photograph that was unmistakably Richie’s, but with an entirely different name: Derek Mylan Alldred.
When Missi “liked” his profile, he sent her a message right away and called her that afternoon.
They talked about their kids (he had two; she had three), their divorces, their sobriety.
Richie told her he was on vacation in Hawaii, but they planned to meet up as soon as he got back.
A few days later, when he was supposed to pick her up for their first date, Richie was nowhere to be found, and he wasn’t responding to her texts, either.