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Steve Perry Imposter Scams Ohio Journey Fan Out Of $122,000

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An imposter posing as Steve Perry ripped off an elderly Journey fan to the tune of $122,000.

The scam began earlier this year when the victim, a 75-year-old woman from Cleveland, got a Facebook message from someone claiming to be Perry.

The scammer told the victim he "had a business opportunity" and "needed a woman in his life", police say.

The women sent $72,000 in wire transfers and $50,000 in gift cards in the following months, at the direction of the fake Perry.

She finally realized she'd been scammed when the scammer began asking for photos of her passport and driver's license.  

The FBI is currently looking for the culprit.

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