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Widow Loses $1M To Romance Scam, Fights Back

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Sausalito, Calif. – Jun. 18, 2024

Debby Montgomery Johnson was a widow, looking for new love after the death of her husband. In the spring of 2022, South Florida’s CBS 12 News reported that years earlier Johnson had logged onto a dating site, then fell head over heels for an international man of mystery and was tricked into sending him north of a million dollars.

She thought the new boyfriend was British, a world traveler, a Christian. Turned out, “he” was never real and a team of computer-savvy Nigerians was pulling the strings the whole time.

Johnson recently came on the Cybercrime Magazine Podcast and recalled her ordeal in order to help others avoid a similar fate., Johnson’s website, shares videos and other resources for victims of scams.

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