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Local law enforcement agencies say they have received a of calls this week reporting scam phone calls claiming to be the Internal Revenue Service or Medicare.

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In fewer than 24 hours-- a match, someone named Peter Morgan. He told Jenny he was an international businessman from Seattle.

From the bureau: protect yourself from romance scams

He felt comfortable with me. He really thought that this could go somewhere.

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And for a few weeks, it did. The two left the dating site and started chatting frequently on AOL and over the phone. They got Puerto Rico blossom filipina dating know each other. As they did-- Jenny, believing it to be a dream come true, didn't see the red flags in front of her.

Also known as confidence scams-- they happen when a friend or loved one preys on a person's heartstrings to trick them into sending money. Inthe scheme clocked in at two nationally for dollars lost.

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For Jenny, the money request came a few weeks in. The con man, Peter, told her he was robbed overseas.

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Fortunately, she couldn't afford to help at the time. If that's what you're wanting, let's just stop this right now. Peter backed off-- but tried another tactic later on. Still, Jenny refused. It was toward the end of the fake relationship, about Vancouver friends meeting months altogether, Peter finally got her.

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Date hot Midland girls sent Jenny a bear, chocolates and roses. She could keep for herself and send the rest to one of Peter's phony friends. Turns out, the bear, chocolate and roses had been bought with a fraudulent credit card in Jenny's name.

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Peter forged it. After talking it over, the officer told Jenny she had been duped by a romance scam. Also that the check she cashed was likely going to bounce-- which it did. Jenny was responsible for paying it back, all because she fell for simple charm. Statistically woman, middle aged and all South Carolina dating are the most vulnerable to romance scams.

It can be much worse than what Jenny experienced.

Scam alert! protecting yourself and your finances

Took money out of her K early. Had to pay tax on that. Tracey had to step in to help manage the victim's debt. While romance scams aren't the top concern for the Agency-- it could be one day. Tracey says more and more the group is seeing elderly populations in Eastern Iowa fall victim. Hoping to curb the trend, Tracey's group has started efforts to educate elderly people on what Herriman date ideas watch out for online. Meanwhile, law enforcement attempts to go after the crooks directly for wire fraud.

The FBI says it's not easy to stop romance scams. Con artists often hide outside US chat sex free Torrance CA. They have tech to cover digital footprints. And a lot of times-- victims don't report the fraud.

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That makes it tougher for agents to build cases. Like Jenny. She no longer dates anyone unless they're from the area.

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