Sociopaths and money

Banks in Singapore train employees to spot romance scams

Malaysian-Ringgit-375x150A flustered elderly woman walked into an OCBC bank branch in Singapore. Her “friend” was in trouble in Malaysia, and she wanted to send him money.

The woman knew her “friend” from the Internet. His bank details didn’t match his name. And if he was locked up by the police, how was he able to call the woman?

The bank customer service representative, Kristie Chiang, spent hours talking to the woman, trying to convince her that the request for money was a scam. Finally, the woman agreed to file a report with the police.

According to another employee, the bank continually trains them to watch out for romance scams, which is a massive problem in Asia.

Conflicting bank details raise alarm of love scam, on tnp.sg.


A reader’s proposal for a con artist database

con manEditor’s note: The following proposal was submitted by a Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Francine.”

I wrote a letter to my congressperson about proposing a national database, where someone can find out if a person has scammed others. As you know and other scams victims to do also, or will find out, there is little you can do criminally. I hope by posting by posting this on your forum, other members/victims will write to THEIR legislator and perhaps ONE of them will propose legislation. I know my local congressperson will NOT.

I was scammed out of thousands of dollars, and while it may be more emotionally satisfying to beat the crap out of him, not only is it illegal and unbecoming, it will do nothing to prevent this from happening to others, which is my best revenge.

Consumer studies professor learns her identity was stolen by her own mother

Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton

Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton

Axton Betz-Hamilton, an assistant professor of consumer studies at Eastern Illinoiz University, had battled her own identity theft for 16 years. In 2012, she won an award for her work, and her mother stood smiling next to her as she accepted the honor.

Then, when her mother died, Axton learned that her mother was the one who stole her identity when she was 11 years old.

Axton says her mother was a low-grade psychopath.

My mom stole my identity when I was just 11 years old, on NYPost.com.


I help him escape; she manipulates him back and wipes out all his money

Spath TalesEditor’s note: Lovefraud received the following letter from a woman whom we’ll call “Carlotta.”

I started out close friends with a man married to a sociopathic woman, which later turned into a romantic relationship.

This woman was evil to the core. He attempted to divorce her multiple times, but to no avail.

She always used manipulation to get him back. Once back, she wipes all the money out that I helped him save. She took every, every penny he had and left him with nothing.

He made very good money, plus got a pension to boot. She would take everything for herself. His bank accounts never had more than a few dollars in it. She took out multiple loans in his name (she conned him into signing for them), which he never saw a dime of.

Con man Tony Stratos scams Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife out of $7 million


Tony Stratos

Career con man Tony Stratos — whose real name is Troy Stafford, although he has multiple aliases — will soon be going to trial after stealing $7 million from Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of actor Eddie Murphy.

Nicole knew Stratos since they were teenagers. When she got a $15 million settlement in her divorce from Eddie Murphy, Stratos told her he could invest the money for her overseas and she would earn a high rate of return.

Stratos never invested the money. He spent it on gambling and financing his extravagant lifestyle.

Nicole Murphy wasn’t his only victim. Stratos was recently convicted of an $11 million fraud involving Facebook stock. He also defrauded multiple other men and women.

EXCLUSIVE: Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole Murphy tells of ‘nightmare’ $7 million fraud by high-living conman who is finally going to trial – five years after his arrest, on DailyMail.co.uk.

Threats, blame and bankruptcy in the workplace — Dominic Chappell, former BHS owner, faces scrutiny

Dominic Chappell

Dominic Chappell

Dominic Chappell, former owner of an iconic retailer in the United Kingdom, called British Home Stores (BHS), is in the hot seat following the demise of the company. In testimony before Parliament, he claims the money he took out of the company had nothing to do with its collapse.

A Lovefraud reader brought the story to our attention. “Three times bankrupt playboy, no remorse, steady stare on the videos, threatens to kill someone, pity play,” he wrote.

Three-times bankrupt playboy businessman who obersaw the demise of BHS after buying it for £1 admits he made a profit from the company but he’s not sorry because ‘he deserved it wor warking hard for 13 months,’ on DailyMail.co.uk

‘Well done. You f*****g pr**k’: Abusive text from BHS former owner to chief executive hours after failed retailer announced collapse (and he stands by every word), on Dailymail.co.uk

When Katherine Morris, 22, died suddenly, police ruled it suicide, but her mother continues to investigate


Katherine Morris

Katherine Morris

Four years ago, Katherine Morris, a young woman who was two weeks away from graduating from the University of Maryland, died suddenly.

The police said the death was suicide. Her mother, Rev. Marguerite Morris isn’t so sure — and she is still working to uncover the truth.

Katherine Morris was married to a soldier, Isaac Goodwin. But her mother contends that the marriage was a sham, that Goodwin married just to defraud the government of Basic Allowance for Housing pay, and he was never held accountable. In fact, Goodwin received a $100,000 insurance payout for Katherine’s death.

Lovefraud wrote about this tragic story previously. You can see it here:

Army Specialist Isaac Goodwin allegedly marries for money, and his wife commits suicide

Rev. Morris continues to investigate the circumstances of her daughter’s death. She believes investigations by the police and the military were flawed, and her daughter may have been the target of foul play.

Was Paul McCartney’s ex-wife, Heather Mills, a sociopath?

Heather Mills and Paul McCartney (Bucci/Getty)

Heather Mills and Paul McCartney (Bucci/Getty)

A new biography of Paul McCartney of the Beatles paints his ex-wife, Heather Mills, as a money-grubbing liar who took millions of pounds, and several properties, in the divorce.

She claimed she was sexually abused and left home at 13, which was a lie.

She claimed to be a former high-fashion model, when she really posed for downmarket lingerie catalogs.

She even said she was in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, which was total fabrication.

Even the rich and famous can fall for the romance scam.

Why DID Paul McCartney marry such a lying money grabber? Launching an unmissable series from a top biographer, a jaw-dropping insight into the greed and lies of Heather Mills, on DailyMail.co.uk.

Wife fights U.S. military for 10 YEARS for $500,000 insurance after her soldier husband cut out her benefits before parachuting to his death

Kathy Mills

Kathy Mills

For 10 years, Kathy Mills, a former special education teacher and Mary Kay sales director, has been at war.

Kathy, of Pickerington, Ohio, has been fighting her husband — a West Point graduate and Special Forces operative, the Ohio National Guard and the United States Army. She wants the $500,000 she should have been paid when her husband abandoned her to deploy to Iraq and later died in a parachuting accident.

The response from the military, courts and elected officials? Mostly, 10 years of runaround.

‘The worst part was not being abandoned by my husband,’ Kathy said. ‘It was being abandoned by the military and abandoned by the court system.’

‘I had been a taxpayer, a contributing member of society. I believe character counts. But I had a scarlet letter put on me by the court. I was a bad Army wife.’

Profiting from child custody payments

Many, many sociopaths fight for custody of their children. Sociopaths are incapable of loving anyone, including their children. So why do they want the kids?

One big reason is to torment the other parent by depriving them of the kids.

Another reason is to make money. If the sociopath is the custodial parent, the other parent will have to pay up until the children are 18, or even older, for kids who go to college.

Child support payments are often determined by the courts. New research shows that the formulas courts use to set the support payments may overestimate the cost of raising a child by 200% to 400%. See this video produced by DivorceCorp.

Shocking facts on the child support system exposed by breakthrough study, on Youtube.com.