For the better part of the past decade, master con artist Matthew Bevan Cox has stalked his prey through MLS (multiple listing service) real estate ads. Authorities suspect he has stolen at least $15 million through fraudulent mortgages, although the figure could be much higher. His victims have been forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars to lawyers to save their property from foreclosure on unpaid fraudulent loans.
In "Real Estate Scammers" Fortune senior writer Marcia Vickers chronicles the six-state crime spree in which Cox enlisted Rebecca Marie Hauck after they met on Match.com. Read the story.