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Utah County couple sends $91,000 to fraudster who posed as real estate agent


(KUTV) – A Utah County couple is hoping the FBI can help them recover $91,000 they lost when sending a wire transfer they thought was part of the purchase of a new home, but turned out to be a fraud. Acell and Anne Bown sent the transfer last week after ...


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