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AS VALENTINE’S DAY APPROACHES, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL KWAME RAOUL’S OFFICE IS WARNING THE PUBLIC ABOUT ROMANCE RELATED SCAMS. 

 

CON ARTISTS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO TARGET PEOPLE THROUGH DATING WEBSITES, APPS AND SOCIAL MEDIA, PURPORTING TO NEED MONEY SO THEY CAN TRAVEL TO SEE THE VICTIM. ATTORNEY GENERAL SPOKESPERSON ANNIE THOMPSON HAS THIS ADVICE.

 

 

SHE URGES PEOPLE TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSON THEY ARE SPEAKING TO ONLINE.

 

 

THOMPSON SAYS A FEW OTHER ONLINE AND PHONE SCAMS ARE ALSO CIRCULATING, WHERE THE CALLER POSES AS SOMEONE FROM THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, A UTILITY COMPANY OR THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, SEEKING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

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