Mother and daughter duo Karen and Tracy Vasseur allegedly decided to get involved with an international scam to swindle lonely women all over the world with fake online dating. The pair would troll social networks and dating services looking for potential marks, who would then be approached by imaginary U.S. soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Complex online relationships would then result, with the women being convinced to send money to help their paramours. The Vasseurs set up dozens of bank accounts around the country to mule money through, and their reward was 10% of the profits.
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