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It is a typical Romance scam. There is a series of the script the scammer will use. Asking for your personal details Asking for your bank account Say they need your send them money to "clear" the bank transfer They have some relative that wants to meet you and you should "buy" them a gift card and send the gift card to them. Scammer may conduct the fake ...


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UPDATE: After comments from Hart CO, I've removed references to "wire-transfer" as these mostly can't be reversed (see this question on Quora), although they can be in some cases of fraud (e.g. perhaps if the scammers sent a wire-transfer from some other victim's hijacked account). If the OP's phrase "Someone wired my friend money" does actually indicate a ...


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Potential victims get less suspicious if they are offered money, so that's the bait. However, it's easy to scam people offering them money. "She" could send you a check of $1,000 (it will clear at first when you deposit it into your bank account), cancel the visit for personal reasons and ask for her money back. You, as a honest fellow wire her the money, ...


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Congratulations on surviving the countless catastrophes! I also had a comparable amount, but lost it to theft. :( To my knowledge you cannot go to a bank and cash out your bitcoins like a check. You have to find someone willing to buy them from you for money. The most straightforward way is a private sale through something like LocalBitcoins. In this case ...


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