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    Trickster to the End: 'Fake Loki' Robs Russian Woman

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    A Muscovite woman ended up being conned by a person who claimed to be a famous actor and star of superhero movies.

    An unidentified person posing as a British film actor Tom Hiddleston, who starred as the supervillain Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, managed to trick a woman into giving up her hard-earned cash, a source in the Moscow police told Moscow City News Agency.

    According to the victim, she chatted with the artificial actor using Twitter and WhatsApp.

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    The perpetrator, however, asked her to send him $200 first via the Perfect Money payment system, and immediately severed all contact with the woman when she obliged.

    The police launched a criminal investigation into this incident, treating it as fraud.

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