#romancescams | Romance scam hits in our area


A romance scandal rocked the life of one local woman.

Officials say the woman fell in love with the person, but never met him and sent him money. (MGN)

Paul Vecker from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office came by the studio Monday to discuss the incident and warn others than online scams are becoming more prevalent.

He says the woman began talking to a man online and fell in love. She started sending him money, although they never met in person. Soon she was out thousands of dollars, leading her to steal $10,000.

Vecker says she was found, along with the bags of money, in Panama City.

Vecker encourages people to never send money to someone you do not know.

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