connectVideoA California barber was allegedly defrauded of $273,000 by a man she met on Match.com
A California barber with the name ‘Yin,’ was allegedly defrauded of $273,000 by a man she met on Match.com who claimed that he was a major in the U.S. Marines.
A 56-year-old woman who is hoping to find true love has found himself hundreds and thousands of dollars poorer thanks to an online scammer.
The woman, who as a California barber with the name “Yin”, was bilked of $273,000 by a man she met on Match.com and who identified himself as a major with the U.S. Marines, KABC reported. Now, she shares her story with the wall outlet in order to warn the other online daters scammers looking to pull the same stunt.
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Yin said they Match.com because they don’t meet many new people, between her work in the salon and her caring for her mother. She soon met a man by the name of “David Perez,” who identified himself as a Marine, and told her that he was to be deployed to Afghanistan. Yin fell in love with Perez, and began exchanging messages and texts over the next month.
He sent her a photo of a man dressed in a military uniform — a reporter for KABC, Noyes, is currently looking into the Marine, whose photos the scammer used to have to convince her of his lies.
“I fell in love with him too quickly, you know,” Yin told KABC, Then, is Noyes. “Just as a very deep fall in love with him, trust in everything he said.”
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After five weeks, Perez convinced Yin he need the money before we set out on a secret mission, conning her to a total of $273,000.
He promised to meet her at an Oakland restaurant for her birthday, but never showed. And when she realized she had had.
Yin contacted the FBI and filed a complaint, but has yet to hear back. Match.com has paid her dues and removed Perez’s profile, and the company, on condition that a statement to KABC claim that there is less than 0.01% of users reported scams in 2018. The site also provides information about the prevention of such scams, a spokesman added.
Yin, meanwhile, has reportedly lost her savings. She also declined to reveal her true identity, if they have not yet told her family of the scam.
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A study of the romance-related scams co-author of a Better Business Bureau a researcher estimates that crooks have deceived Americans and Canadians of around $1 billion since 2015, Yahoo Lifestyle reports.