Watch this video to recognize some types of scams from the top social media. Free socials is a great way to connect with family and friends, but it’s also a great way for scammers to reach potential victims.
Taking Action for You: Fox 59’s Jenny Anchondo looks at a woman who believes she is in love with a man she met online. Once he started asking for money, however, the warning signs began to appear that she might be a victim of a scam.
5. Indiana Woman Losing over $150,000.
In 2014 an Indiana woman began an online relationship with a man she thought was a local engineer named John Hagan. A month after meeting, the con artist complained of financial difficulties and began asking for money to pay his employees and to replace stolen tools. All in all, the woman wired around $150,000 to Hagan, who was actually a Nigerian named Kazeem Owonla. Owonla was eventually caught and is currently serving 36 months in prison.