Andrews, described by friends as a 'fascinating and lively and vital person', had traveled all over the world for her work.
She had moved to the colonial town of Merida, the capital of Yucatan, several years ago where she had opened non-profit gallery in Lak'Ech for emerging artists in 2007 that she was still heavily involved with.
It can be hard to bring scammers to justice because of the difficulties associated with tracking them down.
Scammers often cover their tracks by using fake or stolen identities, coupled with anonymizing Internet services, spoofed e-mail addresses, and disposable phone numbers.
Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.
They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.
Calling the police after you've been scammed might sound silly but it's not. When you're robbed on the street you contact the police, right? The fact that the criminal used the Internet to steal your money doesn't make it any less of a crime.His attorney Chekasha Ramsey called his client's actions a 'cry for help' and pointed to Ripple's clean record prior to the bank robbery.Ramsey asked for leniency, citing Ripple's health and remorse in a case supported by federal prosecutors.The fike person seeks to create a virtual relation through the exchange of pictures and e-mails.Scammers can signup to online dating agencies or chat just like anyone else.Ripple made headlines in September 2016 after he got into an argument with his wife, told her he'd rather be imprisoned, and demanded cash from a bank teller only to wait in the lobby for the police to arrive.