Love is blind: FBI warns of popular scam with holiday twist


COLUMBUS -- The FBI is warning about a popular scam with a holiday twist.

It targets people specifically during this time of year, which can be lonely for some central Ohioans.

The FBI says scammers will try to form an online relationship with you. They might try to get you to send money with lies like this:

"I'm just trying to get home for the holidays—can you help me?"

"I just want to get some gifts for my child this year, but I was laid off."

The so-called "confidence scam" is one of the top two reported rip-offs of the year.

You can get more information from the FBI here.

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