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ConArtistMarianneSmyth

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Did this American Con Artist Scam you 10 years ago in Belfast when she worked in Mortgages?


A Detective from Downpatrick CID in Northern Ireland called me. Police in Belfast have been looking for Mair "Marianne Smyth" for YEARS.[/size]
[/size][/font][/size]Mair "Marianne Smyth" worked in mortgages back in 2008 in Northern Ireland. She took payment of $120,000 pounds for a house and then disappeared with the money. She also scammed 6 other people who took out mortgages from the company she worked for.[/font][/size]

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The detective also said she scammed a few thousand pounds (dollars) from other neighbors and people she befriended in her town using crazy made up stories. [/size]She's got a total of 26 victims in Northern Ireland who have yet to recover financially and emotionally from Smyth's theft. [/size]
The detective confirmed what I already knew... that Mair "Marianne Smyth" is not Irish or Northern Irish. She moved to Northern Ireland in 2001 and quickly married local Stephen Smyth who she met online when she was in Tennessee.
Downpatrick CID reopened the case on Smyth and attempted to extradite her but prosecutors ultimately declined to pursue it because it's been 10 years and financial crimes aren't seen as that important.
I'm sure Smyth's 26 victims in Northern Ireland would disagree.


ExBuckfastdrinker

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She conned someone by claiming she was Irish royalty. WTF!
Sorry but that made me laugh
Link here                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsRr33cmVpg&feature=youtu.be

Joe 90

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Beware. This CID detective may be genuine. On the other hand, he/she may be another con artiist trying to take the con a stage further. This is what happened over time-share scams. People who lost money in a time-share scam were contacted by other scammers promising to get their money back for them - for a fee. The fee was paid but no money was recovered.
My apologies to this detective if they are genuine. But victims, be very wary if you are asked to pay money up front, or are asked for bank details.

HarryHippo

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Beware. This CID detective may be genuine. On the other hand, he/she may be another con artiist trying to take the con a stage further. This is what happened over time-share scams. People who lost money in a time-share scam were contacted by other scammers promising to get their money back for them - for a fee. The fee was paid but no money was recovered.
My apologies to this detective if they are genuine. But victims, be very wary if you are asked to pay money up front, or are asked for bank details.
very wise advice  Joe ...
Lux Et Veritas.

stickleback

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Buying property is the easy bit. You find the property, you seek out the bank doing the best deal, you agree the deal, you go back to the estate agent and the job's a good un. It's as easy as that. I looked long and hard at what the banks were offering before I bought. I settled on the good old Bank of Scotland. They must hate my guts. I've got a 0.5% above base rate mortgage for 25 years. In otherwords, I live in London for 200 a month. Meanwhile, the property is worth x3 what I bought it for. Appx half a mill. There's nothing they can do to touch me. Suckers.

misssmyth1

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Here  recently in the news a scam was going on whereby the con artist got the name of a persons solicitor  (dont know how) and E Mailed the buyers  just before they were due to transfer the huge sum of  monies and  changed the account  details . people  did this without checking with their solicitors and  the monies  went to a con artists account probably overseas l  therefore  they had nowhere to live as they had sold their home and were expecting to move in to their new home . no way of compensation . lost everything   they only found out when the correct party contacted them asking what was the hold up with the transfers .. there are so many cons out there but to be made homeless is devastating. Stickleback lucky or should I say wise you getting that percentage    and fixed ...  our home is worth a lot. i'm a millionaire on paper .(London too). but have  had a journey getting here... we all like to think we would check all details.. i like to  think I would have  phoned the solicitor to check.... on every  occasion of buying and moving upwards  each time  we delivered the bankers draft to the solicitor by hand personally . not saying we are wiser just being very cautious as such vast amounts and so important.. It could happen to any of us .  I feel so much for the people who were conned in N I how do you ever recover financially or in any way from it ..
did they get any help at all ?


derdrei

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she must have been very good at it , con artist not decent people at all.

alick

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Watched a Programme last night about this on US Television. Hope the PSNI get her extradited to Belfast once she is released from jail.

I am sure anyone from Northern Ireland could have called her out that she was not from Northern Ireland.

Hope people get their hard earned money back.

PS It was nice to see Dunluce Castle, Cave Hill and especially for me being Newtownards, Scrabo Tower at the start and end of this programme.