I really have to applaud Brian Crane, for using this arc to educate a lot of “Senior” readers to the dangers of internet scams, by portraying Opal as the naive, and trusting mark.
Far too many people of my age, or older, fall prey to these cons. Even tight spam filters and ad blockers don’t deter these predators. They know that, as P.T.Barnum said: " There’s a sucker born every minute. "
Gullibility and Greed are a con man’s great enablers !