BBB: Number of online romance scams growing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Valentine's Day may have online romance heating up, but not in a good way.

The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan is warning about the growing number of online romance scams.  

The confirmation from the other side of the computer screen may feel good, especially the attention. But when one Kent County woman believed there could be love in all the typing, she fell victim to a romance scam.  

"There were a lot of romantic communications between the two. He made a lot of promises to come visit her in Grand Rapids," said Kent County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Joel Roon, explaining that the victim ended up dealing with fraudulent merchandise. "She did all of his dirty work."

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