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Online dating site scam reported most recently in Clovis, Calif.

Posted at 11:28 AM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 14:28:24-05

A scheme through the online dating site has been reported and its latest victim was someone from Clovis, Calif.

The person identified himself as Chirag Hardev and provided two emails: and Hardev also called from 562-203-7433.

He claimed to own a business called UH Construction and asked for more than $20,000 as collateral to secure an alleged contract with the government. He claimed he never signed the $33 million contract because his mother got sick and went to the hospital for knee surgery.

The scheme involved several recorded songs and texts until the recipient was "hooked."