US citizens warned of Irish love scam

Americans who fall for ‘Irish’ people online are being warned that their love interest may only be interested in their money.

17th April, 2010

Americans who fall for ‘Irish’ people online are being warned that their love interest may only be interested in their money.

According to the US Department of State, US citizens are falling victim to a ‘‘prevalent’’ internet scam in which they are duped into thinking they have formed a romantic relationship with someone of Irish-American heritage, only to be hit with a demand for money.

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