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‘Justified’ highlights the differences between killers and psychopaths

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments


Boyd Crowder, left, and Raylan Givens face off in ‘Justified.’

One of my favorite television shows ever, Justified, just came to an end. After six seasons, the series finale of this smart, sophisticated crime drama, set in redneck Kentucky, aired on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

That morning, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran an article by Tirdad Derakhshani previewing the grand finale.

Derakhshani wrote that the main character, U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens (played by Timothy Olyphant), had “the best lawman swagger since John Wayne.” I agree.

Here’s how Derakhshani described the marshall:

The corporate manager with four wives and missing millions

| April 18, 2015 | 1 Comments

A company’s fraud examiner explains what tipped her off to financial irregularities in one of the divisions: the irregularities in manager’s personal life.

The guy had four wives in four countries, plus a couple of mistresses.

Then the investigator found the missing millions.

Character and behavior: the other red flags of fraud, on afceinsights.squarespace.com.

Story submitted by Elaine Walker, a fraud investigator listed in the Lovefaud Professional Resources Guide.



He was trying to kill me, and almost did: Part 3 of 3.

| April 17, 2015 | 1 Comments

Spath TalesEditor’s note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader whom we’ll call “Corrine.” Read Part 1 and Part 2

When my ex returned to my hometown, his behavior was the worst ever, as I discussed previously. And while I lived around my family, he had distanced us from them.

It was only after my oldest son had a nightmare that I was shot (he was 12 yrs old) and my daughter (just 3 yrs old) was afraid from nightmares and wanted to stay with me to sleep, (both episodes occurring within 24 hours) I sought an ex parte against him. I remember telling my children that they’d come to realize it was for the best. Again, it was my 8 yr old son who emphatically stated, “we already know it’s for the best!”

Actress Kelly Rutherford loses battle to bring her kids home

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kelly Rutherford

Kelly Rutherford

Kelly Rutherford, who starred in the TV show Gossip Girl, has lost her court battle to bring her American-born children home from France.

She was married to Daniel Giersch, a German businessman. Suspecting that he was cheating on her, Kelly filed for divorce.

Then, Giersch’s visa to live in the United States was revoked. The New York Post reported that because he sold $5.5 million in real estate without paying taxes, and engaged in visa fraud.

He was trying to kill me, and almost did: Part 2 of 3.

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spath TalesEditor’s note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader whom we’ll call “Corrine.” Read Part 1.

We were working together, but would come home to an environment that continued to whittle away at me. He would leave on the weekends or whenever something happened to a community member. He ignored me physically and emotionally, even if he brought me with him on weekends away. We would stay in his parents’ home. He would go out and leave me there, alone. (His parents would take my son into their bedroom and close the door during this time.)

He was trying to kill me, and almost did: Part 1 of 3

| April 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

Spath TalesEditor’s note: Lovefraud received the following story from a reader whom we’ll call “Corrine.”

I’d like to preface my story by describing my childhood. I led a charmed existence. I was smart and idealistic. I chose the field of medicine, despite my passion for writing, because I wanted to see humanity on its most fundamental level. My parents are hard working, and have built an empire from the ground up.

Research links stress and a bad relationship to high blood pressure

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Research conducted by the University of Michigan links stress, negative relationship quality and high blood pressure in older married couples.


  • Husbands had higher blood pressure when their wives reported greater stress.
  • Husbands who reported greater stress had lower blood pressure when their wives reported lower stress.
  • Wives who reported greater stress had lower blood pressure when their husbands reported greater stress.

The researchers speculated that these findings were due to the fact that husbands relied on their wives for support, whereas wives had a broader support network.

According to the paper, “When both partners reported higher levels of negative relationship quality, there were negative health effects.”

How long does it take to recover from a sociopath?

| April 13, 2015 | 23 Comments

Woman-in-depression-300x200Most of you who come to Lovefraud are here because you suspect, or have concluded, that your partner is a sociopath.

You are shocked, traumatized, betrayed, disappointed, angry.

You may know, on an intellectual level, that you need to end the relationship, but you may find it hard to take the steps to do it.

Or, you have already ended the relationship and are working to maintain No Contact with the individual, even as he or she pleads, cries or threatens, trying to draw you back into the web.

Fraud prevention tips and checklists

| April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Marie from Elderimpact.org is appalled by all the fraudulent activity in society, and is on a mission to fight it.

“I’ve been moved to action after a family member was taken advantage of by a scammer in Las Vegas, who banked on her love and dedication to her family and convinced her to wire him thousands of dollars before vanishing without a trace,” Marie says to Lovefraud.  “I can’t help but think that if we had taken steps to alert her to such scams — how to recognize them, how to be effectively cautious with her information, etc. — this could have been prevented.”

Pro football player Will Allen accused of Ponzi scheme

| April 11, 2015 | 1 Comments

Financial predators come from all walks of life. And so do their victims.

Will Allen, who played cornerback for the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, has been charged with operating a $31 million Ponzi scheme that supposedly loaned money to professional athletes.

Allen and his partner, Susan Daub, allegedly used money from investors to pay for charges at pawn shops, casinos and nightclubs.

Ex-NFL player charged with running $31 million Ponzi scheme, on Time.com.

Report: Blue Jackets’ Jack Joshnson caught up in Will Allen’s Ponzi scheme, on CBSSports.com.


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