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Love Fraud 

This four-part docu-series follows the search of Richard Scott Smith, who used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon women looking for love. The story unravels in real time as Smith's victims band together to seek sweet revenge.
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Carla Campbell Carla Campbell ...  Self 4 episodes, 2020
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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. Written by SHOWTIME

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From a male Kansas City native perspective
23 September 2020 | by KOOLAIDBROSee all my reviews

Being from KC I think added something to this because I knew many of the places they went I've been to one of the bars they were doing karaoke and it's basically a meat market so it's not surprising he chose a place like it to pull his con. One of the women featured works with one of my friends and I've been out drinking with them. She seemed cool and level headed so I was shocked when she popped up on here. Which is what brings me to the point of this series. This can happen to people you would never expect that it could. This guy knew what he was doing by how and who to play. People will think these women are stupid, but we never know what a person has been through. People in abusive relationships probably would be enamored with some guy that treats them like they're everything. You'll see his targets all had low self-esteem or was desperate for companionship and he was a white knight that rode in to their life which he ended up exploiting their weakness and taking everything he could. All of this I found interesting. Now where I wasn't feeling this doc? Carla! Oh boy what was this? You know those people that are all talk and you can just tell? I've been in her company before and this one almost made me fall off the couch when she first came on the screen. Her telling these women to get on farmers only made me LOL. You ever been on there? Have some drinks with some friends and scroll through it. You'll thank me. She also talked about how in the Ozarks they don't disrespect women and went on this rant about how he would disappear if he did that to a woman down there. Rural areas are not immune to abuse or any of societies problems. They didn't use the Ozarks for the setting of the show Ozark for no reason. I party down there. I know what goes on from party Cove all the way back in the deepest parts of the woods. This could've been so much more if you just take her out. This show wanted this B.A. to be this hero, but instead they got something that was cartoonish. Anyways these con artists destroy people lives and get caught and they get a slap on the wrist. There needs to be more of these so people see it and know when they're being played, but no more Carlas. She almost made me shut it off. It's a 8 or 9 without her, but with her it's a 2-4. The 4 is the times she was so outrageous that she made me laugh with her BS.


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30 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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