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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally retouched.) Recording artist Bruno Mars speaks onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A woman from North Texas has been scammed out of $100K after she fell in love with a man who she thought was Bruno Mars. She was an older woman, so she didn’t really know that if the Instagram account does not have a blue check, it means that the person is not really them. Harris County cyber-crimes prosecutors said someone overseas befriended her on Instagram, convinced her that he was Bruno Mars and that he needed help with his touring expenses. He convinced her to give him $100k.

Read More: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/02/10/bruno-mars-impersonator-scams-texas-woman-out-of-100k-has-ties-to-houston/#:~:text=HOUSTON%20%E2%80%93%20A%2065%2Dyear%2D,Bruno%20Mars%2C%20the%20famous%20entertainer.&text=Authorities%20said%20Basil%20Amadi%20and,instructed%20to%20send%20the%20money.