AG Shapiro: вЂњDonвЂ™t let scammers take your cash or your heart this ValentineвЂ™s Day.вЂќ
HARRISBURG вЂ” On ValentineвЂ™s Day, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning Pennsylvanians of love scammers whom entice people into online relationships, then ask for cash and scam them. On line relationship scams, popularly known as вЂњcatfishing,вЂќ are increasingly occurring in Pennsylvania and over the usa.
вЂњScam designers are often attempting new techniques to cheat individuals from their hard-earned money,вЂќ Attorney General Shapiro stated. вЂњThese crooks utilize every ruse that is online to have individuals to allow their guard down and steal their cash or private information вЂ” including tricking them into thinking they truly are in love. WeвЂ™ve seen Pennsylvanians looking for relationships online lose a lot more than $100,000 to these catfishing frauds. DonвЂ™t let scammers take your cash or your heart this ValentineвЂ™s Day.вЂќ
Two Pennsylvanians who have been harmed in online relationship scams and whom filed complaints using the Attorney GeneralвЂ™s Bureau of customer Protection are telling their tales to greatly help other state residents do not be harmed.
Peggy Cimorelli, of Skippack, Montgomery County, had been victimized with a relationship scam musician.
вЂњI happened to be chatting with a man online and on the phone for 2 and a years that are halfвЂќ Cimorelli stated. Continuer la lecture