Love Fraud

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (1,094)

Love Fraud is a gripping docuseries that aired on Showtime in 2020. The show follows the harrowing story of Richard Scott Smith, a man who exploits women he meets online for money and other material benefits. Throughout the series, viewers are taken on a journey detailing the lengths to which Smith will go to deceive and exploit vulnerable women.

The series is a collaboration between directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, who also served as executive producers alongside Carolyn Hepburn. Love Fraud focuses on the story of one particular woman, Carla Campbell, who sets out on a mission to bring Smith to justice. Campbell initially met Smith on a dating website and she soon discovered that he was a con artist who had a history of scamming women. Undeterred, she decides to take matters into her own hands, joining forces with other women targeted by Smith to pursue legal action against him.

Campbell's determination proves contagious, as other victims join her in the pursuit of justice. These women are from all walks of life, with varying backgrounds and experiences. The series follows them as they work together to track down Smith, uncovering a trail of deceit and manipulation that spans several states.

As the investigation unfolds, viewers are shown the various tactics that Smith employs to prey on women. For example, he often claims to be a wealthy and successful businessman, but in reality he is a master manipulator who uses women for his own financial gain. In one particularly disturbing scene, Smith is shown on camera boasting about his exploits, clearly unconcerned about the harm he's caused to his victims.

The series is expertly crafted, with each episode building on the previous one to create a sense of urgency and tension. Viewers are drawn into the story, experiencing the emotional journeys of the victims as they attempt to grapple with the fallout of Smith's actions. The show uses a mix of interviews, archival footage, and reenactments to tell its narrative, resulting in a captivating viewing experience.

One of the standout aspects of Love Fraud is the strength and resilience of the women at its center. They are shown to be fighters, determined to hold Smith accountable for his crimes. Additionally, the series sheds light on the importance of sisterhood and community, as these women come together to share their stories and offer support to one another.

Overall, Love Fraud is a compelling and timely exploration of the insidious nature of toxic masculinity and the harm it can cause. It's a must-watch for anyone interested in true crime stories, social justice, and the power of collective action.

Love Fraud is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on August 30, 2020.

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How Did You Guys See This Thing Ending?
4. How Did You Guys See This Thing Ending?
September 20, 2020
How many others are there? Richard Scott Smith's secrets seem endless. His past is continuing to unravel and may finally be catching up with him. With the help of Carla the bounty hunter and a team of savvy local private investigators, Smith's victims decide it's time to take a road trip and stop Rick once and for all. They've finally got him cornered. Is Richard Scott Smith's trail of deceit and heartbreak finally over? Finale
I'm Glad You Called
3. I'm Glad You Called
September 13, 2020
The pursuit for Richard Scott Smith continues. Has he really fled to Belize? Is he conning a new woman while the search is on? The "revenge squad" in Kansas City receives a disturbing tip that one of his exes in the south is hiding him at her place. The clue takes the story to Knoxville, Tennessee, where a new cast of surprising characters emerges and thickens the plot.
2. Wichita
September 6, 2020
Carla the bounty hunter is in search of con man Richard Scott Smith. Using tips from a blog created by his victims, Carla stumbles on a lead. Could Smith really be posing as a restauranteur right there in Kansas? Turns out Carla is not the only person keen to find Smith. Enter Jim, who's wife has emptied his 401k and run off with Smith to chase her dreams of owning a seafood empire. Throw in a lone local PI and some filmmakers and it's a race to the Krab Kings in Wichita, where it really gets weird.
You Just Gotta Trust Me
1. You Just Gotta Trust Me
August 30, 2020
Online dating had been a disappointment to Tracy, but the day she met Mickey it all felt different. Their courtship is a dizzying ride that ends with a beautiful engagement ring. But Tracy's daughters think it's all moving too fast and break into Mickey's truck to find out the truth. They are shocked at what they learn and it's up to them to spill the beans. "Mom, you need to come home. Mickey is not who he says he is."
Where to Watch Love Fraud
Love Fraud is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Love Fraud on demand at Showtime, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Apple TV and Showtime Anytime.
  • Premiere Date
    August 30, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,094)