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Fort Pierce grandfather lured in by romance scam; loses $250,000 to bitcoin thieves – WPBF West Palm Beach

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A FEW PLAY. CHRIS, THANK YOU. A WARNING TONIGHT FROM A FORT PIERCE RETIREE WHO LOST HIS ENTIRE LIFE SAVINGS. DON’T FALL FOR A COMMON ONLINE SCAM. THE VICTIM IN THIS CASE WAS BEFRIENDED BY A YOUNG WOMAN ON FACEBOOK. THEN SHE CONVINCED HIM TO INVEST IN BITCOIN FUTURES. TWO MONTHS LATER, HE’S LOST MORE THAN A QUARTER OF $1 MILLION AND HE MIGHT LOSE HIS HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE CRIME. THE US SECRET SERVICE IS NOW INVESTIGATING. OUR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER TERRY PARKER BEEN DIGGING INTO THIS SCAM TO SEE HOW IT WORKS AND WHAT TO LOOK OUT… 

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