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ml3
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I was scammed out of $24600.00 saying I could get a gov green grant

I was contacted through face book that I thought was a friend and was told that he had received a $150000 from this government green grant fund program and showed me how to apply for it. After I followed his directions and spent $24600 and then I found that My friends face book was cloned and that this was not him at all. I purchased Gift cards and sent pictures of them to him. Thanks, [removed]

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MinhT
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I was scammed out of $24600.00 saying I could get a gov green grant

This would be a theft and casualty loss. 

Up to tax year 2017, this type of loss was deductible but for tax year 2018 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has eliminated this deduction, except for losses from a federally declared disaster (such as a hurricane).

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MinhT
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I was scammed out of $24600.00 saying I could get a gov green grant

This would be a theft and casualty loss. 

Up to tax year 2017, this type of loss was deductible but for tax year 2018 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has eliminated this deduction, except for losses from a federally declared disaster (such as a hurricane).

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