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71-year-old man loses $80,000 in romance scam by overseas con artist
INDIANAPOLIS – A 71-year-old man looking for a relationship wound up losing tens of thousands of dollars to a con artist after falling prey to an online romance scam, according to police. After meeting a stranger on Facebook, the Indianapolis man developed a nine-month friendship with someone in Germany, only to realize he’d fallen victim to what police say is one of the most common cons in the country.