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3 accused of ‘romance scam’ aimed at older women

  • COURTESY U.S. ATTORNEY EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
                                Federal authorities seized $50,000 in currency sent to a post office box in St. Louis by a woman taken in by a “romance scam.” Three people have been charged with conspiracy to defraud, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft in the scheme. The victims include a Hawaii woman.

    COURTESY U.S. ATTORNEY EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

    Federal authorities seized $50,000 in currency sent to a post office box in St. Louis by a woman taken in by a “romance scam.” Three people have been charged with conspiracy to defraud, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft in the scheme. The victims include a Hawaii woman.

A Hawaii resident is one of dozens of women across the country who fell victim to a “romance scam” by sending money to two men posing as high-ranking U.S. military officers deployed overseas. Read more

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