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‘I Set Up A Studio In My Garage’: North Texas Woman Recalls Losing Nearly $200,000 To Bruno Mars Imposter




North Richland Hills, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Hills horizon for a woman to talk about her first romance scam that cost close to $ 200,000.

, And from fear of becoming a, 11 making clear his secret that they are intended for the second time on him, and the identity of the CBS News.

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“Jane” said she adapting to a new way of 2018 for 25 years and died with her husband. She moved into a new house and bought a new phone and spent a lot of time on the Monday of the number of social media friends and strangers.

It is a right taken away by a strong line using a Bruno famous song: “I want to lead.” Mars, too, his profile, and the name of the photos, the face of a just man, and he was not a singer, famous for a little while, Jane assumed to be the one to talk to.

The modes of your feast of weeks to the messengers of the ships were thankful; has a share of the details of his life, his family, and it you were taken. “What is the first thing they do is try to be your friend,” Jane said. “Get to know you are comfortable with.”

“Bruno,” said the man depicted; $ 5,000 to help pay for the rental cars do not need to be used in the route, as I could wish. Jane and immediately people will no longer asked for more. “It’s five and ten, and then started getting bigger.”

Were sent to a cashier’s check for $ 10,000, Jane; But Bruno, “because it needed more support – more money in their way.” The next he knew that he was going to the bank and cashing out all the bands, “Jane said. And other handed over a cashier’s check, this is $ 90,000.

Jane messages are filled with declarations of love and Bruno’s and devotion. What is said in an engagement ring in the mail received it not. It comes in a package of Houston, the “Mars'” name on the return address. “It would not be like us to love – to love, like love – it was like I was in love with his talent,” said Jane, CBS 11.

Jane swallowed them up together, saith the relationship of life. And she said to the messengers of the night, as long as the gathering of these, and from the banks of the fund, bringing to the abstractions of the checks. I can not explain why he did not tell anyone of that relationship. He just bought in themselves.

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The price of the journey, Bruno, unhappy and those who were with him, that he was an imposter. He asked her to live in Carroll County in North Hills. Jane bought musical instruments – guitars, drums, and microphone – and a place for the whole band. “And some of them put into bunk beds,” he said. “I set a studio in the garage.”

And – the text message was. “Mars'” The design had been detained in the Plumbeus airport. A copy of the report to have received from the police, Jane, what he says: “Mars” of the soldiers, for the most part in relation to punishment, he loosed him into prison, till he came to the airport and pilots. “To teach and were constantly on the bonds in their pictures – Bruno of pictures in jail,” Jane said. One of the real picture shows received out onto the stock equaling Bruno, the image of the man in handcuffs. Jane, as a desperate is the real online relationship. The gathering money for a photo of texted the link, and the stacks of cash money orders.

That became even more reckless with the scammers, one of them came to her front door. “Bruno and some money here for this might be for those bonds,” Jane said. “It was of course very soon, and now a security guard working for the money, which had an emergency.”

The young people in the forum, “Bruno” to be released. After several messages received who wanted to fly, Texas, is just $ 5,000 for a jet fuel that will work.

After months and months of giving, Jane finally realized she’d been scammed. He refused to hand until no more money, “Bruno” brought back to’d believed him to be.

“Poison has not threatened to kill me, and I did not get to them if you make money. How that is reached at the end of the ‘Jane said.” You start giving them to the people who just want more and more and more. ‘

Jane contact the police. Cashier’s checks, Nigeria researchers in Houston two people having. Both are charged with money laundering, but prosecutors do mastermind – Mars into an imposter – is overseas. “I’m not ashamed, so that what happened to me,” Jane said. “I’m sorry helped me to this person, even though I thought it was a famous person. ‘

Either alone by the media, and the increased security it home. However, even after it has been through all of them, even though it’s a fan of Bruno Mars itself. “If he got on Instagram and ‘hey, we need some help, I will help him out,” smiled.

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There is a far, however, the rise of the Romans, he says, this is the example of the FBI, Myers. Last year more than $ 605 million to more than 23,000 victims reported losses. That’s compared to 2015 when they were just victims over $ 12,000 203 million in losses.