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                           [Related: Search for mother of abandoned baby]In the United States, the FBI issued a warning this February, saying that cybercriminals were targeting online daters with scams that can last “months”.

“Their most common targets are women over 40, who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk,” the FBI said, “Here’s how the scam usually works.

The two scammers then either threaten to call the police unless the tourist pays them not to get the police involved, or they ask to see the visitor’s money to prove s/he didn’t steal theirs.They use three shells (or cups) with a small ball underneath one.They move them around and then stop, asking the audience to bet which one the ball is under.The visitor is often taken to a dimly lit back room and given a menu with small print.Sometimes, the visitor’s beverages will be spiked with drugs to impair vision and/or judgment.

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