Internet dating fraud
Christopher Sengelmann, of the Pembroke Pines Police Department.
Guy told Berman she needed money for her dress-making business and promised to pay him back.
After police figured out Guy’s true identity, they provided Berman with a photo line-up.
Berman identified Guy as the woman he knew as Anna Miller.
The woman John Berman met online in April 2013 was arrested Thursday, accused of defrauding Berman of more than 0,000, police said.
Financial fraud and abuse of older people is a huge and often unreported problem.
Losses have been estimated at about billion a year.
These scammers tend to prey on victims that may be especially lonely, shy or isolated and therefore more vulnerable.
There are a number of variations on the same basic scam.
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Many people around the world have been duped into sending money to Internet fraudsters posing as would-be girlfriends or boyfriends.