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Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:04 AM

Wyoming man loses nearly $400K in online dating scam

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) A 40-year-old Wyoming man has lost nearly $400,000 in an online dating scam.

Police in Gillette say the man reported meeting the woman through an online dating site five years ago, but they never met in person.

Cpl. Dan Stroup tells the Gillette News Record the man reported he sent the woman more than $388,000 in March, purportedly for cancer treatment, and hasn't heard from her since.

Police are investigating, but Stroup says the money is likely unrecoverable.

https://www.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/wyoming-man-loses-nearly-k-in-online-dating-scam/article_55694db0-ff57-5900-8666-456f50cf90c8.html
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:47 AM

1. Scammers always rely on the fact that there is a fresh crop of suckers

born every minute. I never trust anything online or by phone.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:52 AM

2. W.C. Fields: "Never give a sucker an even break."

Suckers never learn. There was a bunch of 'em a couple'a years ago who listened to a con artist who said he was gonna make 'merica great again.

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