When you hear about romance and online dating scams, the first thing that usually comes to mind is “Nigeria” as that is where most online dating scams originate. But a growing number of these scams are now being hatched by Americans too. In the scam, they romance you from a distance then ask for money when a sudden “emergency” arises. Victims usually wire them money in the U.S. only to find out later that they had been taken in a scam. One recent such scam took place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Here’s the video report followed by a transcript.
Internet Dating Fraud Scam in Alabama