A 65-year-old woman in Japan thought she was in a long-distance relationship with a guy from Russia. But he was pulling a very common scam. He said he wanted to marry her and start a life together, but needed money to move there.
Here's the twist though: He claimed he was a Russian COSMONAUT living on the SPACE STATION, and he needed money to get back to EARTH.
She fell for it and sent 4.4 million yen to his account . . . just over $30,000. He said most of it was to cover the, quote, "rocket costs."
She didn't wise up until he continued to ask for more money. That's when she finally realized he might be a scammer and called the cops.
They've been investigating, but it doesn't sound like she's gotten any of that money back.
Source: Japan Today
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