'Love Fraud': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the four-part Showtime docuseries
Showtime is about to premiere a four-part documentary surrounding a swindler named, Richard Scott Smith, who is known for preying on women on the Internet, claiming to fall in love with them, duping them into giving him their money post which he flees away never to be seen by them ever again. Here's all you should know about it.
'Love Fraud' premieres on Sunday, August 30, 2020, with new episodes of this four-part series airing every Sunday at 9 pm ET/PT only on Showtime.
According to Showtime's website, "This four-part docu-series follows the search for one man, Richard Scott Smith, who over the past 20 years used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women looking for love — conning them out of their money and dignity. The story unravels in real-time as Smith's victims band together to seek sweet revenge by turning to a bounty hunter when they feel the justice system has failed them."
Richard Scott Smith
The documentary revolves around Richard Scott Smith who is just someone looking for love. At least that is what the conman claims in voiceover in the first few moments of the docuseries. He has a history of befriending, stealing and then ghosting on a number of women that he's dated or even married.
The two-minute trailer of the series is enough to give you an essence of what's about to go down in the documentary. A conman goes about promising multiple women, one at a time, an exciting future together. Smith is a charmer, he tells women he's in love with them just weeks after meeting them, cons them out of thousands and thousands of dollars, and then disappears into thin air looking for the next woman to prey on. His victims are now banding together to look for him. They also meet a woman on their journey who seems to have known Smith closely or is a former aide or is just a personal investigator mapping him for years, who now wants to help these women nab him. She tells the victims that Smith has a whole list of social security numbers and other documents that he's accumulated over the years and has used it to create a watertight identity every time he approaches a new woman.
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