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My Online Nightmare

Season 1
Remarkable tales of extraordinary scammers and fraudsters from the UK and America who use the internet to lure in their victims with terrifying, and sometimes deadly, results. Each story is a glimpse into how the internet has been transforming our relationships, our desires and our darkest fantasies.
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  1. S1 E1 - Seduction
    April 11, 2017
    Liz Todd, a doctor from Newcastle met dashing barrister Chris Smith on dating website Plenty of fish. After a whirlwind romance they move in together renting a sumptuous apartment in the grounds of Sandhoe Hall. And so begins a lengthy and elaborate scam that sees Liz's life left in tatters.
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  2. S1 E2 - Sex Fraud
    April 18, 2017
    Megan Adie was 15 in 2013 when she met Chris Wilson who told her he was 17 and lived in a flat the other side of town. She lost her virginity to him and they had frequent sex but always in the dark, and Megan unable to touch him. It wasn't until Megan collapsed and was taken to hospital that she realised she had been duped; Chris Wilson was in fact Christine and a 26 year old woman.
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  3. S1 E3 - Stalkers
    April 25, 2017
    CBS news anchor Erika von Tiehl was terrified when she started being bombarded with abusive and threatening texts from a stranger. The cyberstalking quickly escalated - with her attacker stealing her online identity and even threatening her life. Finally police arrested serial stalker John Hart who Erica had dated for two months and had become obsessed with her after she dumped him.
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  4. S1 E4 - Fraud
    May 2, 2017
    Annie Ruddock met Matthew Samuels through an online dating site in 2013. Annie had just lost her father and was due to come into a life-changing inheritance. Matthew was clever, witty and polite and an exceptionally good listener. By the time Annie realised Samuels was anything but what he professed to being he had scammed her out of the £80,000 her father left her, leaving her £22,000 in debt.
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Audio languages
English [CC]
Owen Gower
Christian Watt
Rafe Spall
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