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Forgive me for being this blunt, but it really takes a fool to give money to someone they've never met in real life! Even if I met someone IRL, I wouldn't be inclined to give them large sums of money like that, no matter what the reason. At this point in life, I'd be looking for someone who'd enhance my life, not be a "project" to be fixing & bailing out of problems.


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I think a sad thing happened when AARP allowed a dating site to take over a community group. They are supposed to represent seniors in a positive way. Instead, they put some in a situation just like what your topic addresses. I did not join, but heard some stories about some who did. All of these dating sites have scam artists and shame on any group, especially one who is supposed to watch the welfare of seniors and then put that at risk.
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AARP's new 12-week podcast series The Perfect Scam, hosted by Will Johnson, former Discovery Channel podcast host/producer and leading fraud expert and AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale, profiles America's biggest scams through personal stories of scam victims and their families as well as interviews with professional con artists and leading experts on scams and fraud. Hear about how these scams happen and how to avoid them from those who know best.

 

This week's episode explores another online romance scam. Listen here and let us know what you think.

 

Have you or someone you know been a victim of this scam? Share your stories and any tips you have with us.

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