OCALA, Fla. – An Ocala woman was playing Word Chums during her weekly game night when a guy claiming to be from New Jersey popped up on the site.

“He said he worked on oil rigs and was getting ready to go to a job off of Vancouver, Canada, at the end of March 2019,” said the victim, who did not want to reveal her real name. “He sent me a copy of the contract he was awarded from the Canadian Government.”

Federal investigators said variations of the woman’s story have been told time and again.

In this case, the imposter used a stolen social media photograph to create the profile of 55-year-old Scott Michael Williams, an oil rig supervisor from New Jersey.

The profile was classic: A lonely man with a sympathetic past just in need of a loan until his contract was fulfilled.

“He said his wife had died and he had one daughter who lived with his aunt in West Virginia,” the victim said. “I was originally from New Jersey, but live in Ocala now, he…

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