Area women out thousands after falling for same online dating scam

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Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 at 10:22 PM EDT
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GOSHEN TWP, OH (FOX19) - A woman told Goshen Township police she was scammed out of thousands of dollars after connecting with a man online.

The victim didn’t want to talk to the media, but another victim to the same scam in Connersville, Ind. spoke with FOX19 over the phone. She’s a 68-year-old widow who was looking for companionship online when she was scammed out of $1,000.

“He was good, he was really good,” she said.

She says dating online has been a disaster and that most profiles are fakes. The fake profile is listed under the name Roman Anthony Hermann. The victims say he claims to be a German citizen working for a construction company in Dubai, according to a Goshen Township police report.

If you have any information, call police.

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