‘How a fake online romance cost one man almost $300,000’

“If you think it will never happen to you, you’re wrong,” said one fraud expert. “It can and it will.”

When Mike downloaded the dating app Tinder, he was looking for companionship with someone nearby. But, in July, he matched with a woman named “Jenny” from Malaysia and began exchanging messages on the dating platform and then on WhatsApp, a messaging app. While the pair discussed their lives and traveling together, after a month or so Jenny turned the conversation to Bitcoin.

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