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Inside the world of romance scams, former scammer shares his story

Posted on AllSides April 23rd, 2024
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BALTIMORE -- WJZ continues to delve into romance scams, a coldhearted federal crime where scammers rob their victims of large sums of money. Our Jessica Albert spoke with a romance scammer and federal prosecutors. Former romance scammer, Christopher, spoke with WJZ from his home in Nigeria. "I created fake profiles on dating sites," Christopher said. "I created fake profiles on social media to attract women." Christopher says he began scamming in 2016 when he was a broke college student. "Scamming is common in Nigeria, so many people of my age...

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