Watertown man scammed out of $250,000 in online love-gone-wrong scheme

Watertown News reports (scroll down) on a case of a man who thought he’d found a love connection online, to whom he sent $4,200, ostensibly to help her sort out her father’s estate, then started getting threatening calls from people claiming to be Justice Department agents who said he’d sent money to a terrorist organization, so he’d better pay them even more to keep from going to prison. And then there were the calls from Guyanese lottery officials.

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