De Wine’s office said these scammers often claim to be soldiers, oil rig workers or heirs to large inheritance, and send photos to prove their identity.
These scams involve a con artist creating a fake profile, and contacting the victim on Facebook or an online dating site.
“Scam artists will pretend to be someone they’re not,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike De Wine, in a news release on Thursday.
You hear from us fairly often about imposter scams.
In recent months, we’ve told you about IRS imposters, romance scams, and work-at-home scams.
Hey Dave here, I hope you’re doing awesome and that your online dating or social life is blowing up.