Roommates, a Houston girl is down $100K after falling in love with a person who satisfied her he was Bruno Mars, in accordance with to ABC 11. Chinwendu Azuonwu was taken into custody this week and charged with third-degree felony cash laundering.
Apparently, the lady advised investigators she created an Instagram account again in 2018 in hopes to seek out companionship. Shortly she fell in love with the person behind the faux Bruno Mars account and stated she consider he was the actual Bruno Mars as a result of he reportedly despatched her pictures of Bruno on tour. She additionally advised investigators that ‘he’ needed to give up his tour to be together with her.
The faux Bruno Mars account started asking for cash and in accordance with investigators, she was requested to make out a $10K examine to a “friend of the band” for “tour” bills.” Two days later, faux Bruno reportedly requested for $90K. Keith Houston, a Harris County Assistant District Attorney with the Cyber Crimes Division stated: “They will spend months talking to people online. Sometimes they will even borrow a little bit of money and return it to build up trust. They’re not stupid people, these scammers. They are very much sophisticated con artists.” He continued, “What these people do is they will recruit people to open up bank accounts. So what you have is, you have the people at the bottom opening the bank accounts, people in the middle that are doing the recruiting and communicating with the hackers and then the hackers.”
Roommates, please maintain your eyes and ears opened, however most significantly maintain your pocketbook closed! And watch out on the lookout for love on the web.
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