Attorney general says to be aware of online dating scams

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Daylon Pierce is accused of scamming 13 women. (Source: Arizona Attorney General's Office) Daylon Pierce is accused of scamming 13 women. (Source: Arizona Attorney General's Office)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Valentine's Day is Tuesday and that means heart-shaped candy, restaurant reservations and for many single people, the pressure to find a date.

But while many people turn to dating sites, especially around Feb. 14, the Arizona attorney general is warning people to watch out for online dating romance scams.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to be aware of scams after a state grand jury indicted Daylon Pierce, a man accused of scamming 13 women and faced 29 felony charges for his alleged involvement in online dating scams.

Pierce, also known as Daylon Jung, is accused of setting up profile pages on dating websites and luring women, whom he had become romantically involved with, into investing thousands of dollars in fraudulent investments. Pierce set up profiles on sites such as Tinder, Plenty of Fish, Match.com, and Big Beautiful People between February 2015 and November 2015.

Pierce allegedly told his victims he was a successful stockbroker and conned women into thinking he owned his own investment company, called Credit Investment Group, LLC. Pierce may have also conducted similar schemes under names such as Rebuild Solution Group, LLC, and Lion Gate.

Pierce also made profiles under different aliases.

The attorney general urges people using online dating sites to stay on their guard and to contact the Arizona Attorney General's Office at 602-542-8888 if they have any information on Pierce. 

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