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Steve Perry imposter scams woman out of $120K

Jul 9, 2024, 6:48 PM | Updated: Jul 10, 2024, 9:43 am

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(Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for City of Hope)

(Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for City of Hope)

A woman in Ohio has stopped believing, after getting scammed by a Steve Perry imposter.

An online imposter posing as Steve Perry from legendary rock group Journey, reportedly scammed a 75-year-old Journey fan in Cleveland, Ohio out of $122,000.

Back in January, the woman began corresponding on Facebook with someone who was claiming to be Steve Perry from Journey.

According to a police report, “The fake Mr. Perry had a business opportunity and of course ‘needed a woman in his life.’” The police report goes on to detail several payments that the woman sent to the Steve Perry imposter, with $72,000 in wire transfers to “various persons in various different states, designated by ‘Perry,’ through her bank.” She also sent along $50,000 in gift cards.

It wasn’t until the Steve Perry imposter asked for pictures of her passport and driver’s license that the woman went to the police worried that she might have been scammed. The police are now attempting to track down the criminal or criminals.

If it sounds too good to be true…it usually is.

Read more about the scam here

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