Episode 01: The Socialite
July 6, 2019
Episode 03: The Implants
August 3, 2019
SEASON 03 // EPISODE 02
THE MATCH

Simon Leviev / Maria Exposto

An international fraudster posing as a wealthy CEO utilizes a popular dating app to scam women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Prelude: Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, an Australian grandmother, meets the man of her dreams online.

Link to the VG report: https://www.vg.no/spesial/2019/tindersvindleren/english/


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Performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs )


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An international fraudster posing as a wealthy CEO utilizes a popular dating app to scam women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. // Prelude: Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, an Australian grandmother, meets the man of her dreams online.