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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), online romance or confidence scams are a fast-growing type of Internet crime.
More than 14,500 Americans fell victim to this kind of scam in 2016, up from fewer than 6,000 in 2014.
The scammers admit that the romance started out as a con job, but claims that they’ve fallen in love with the victim.
Then they use their emotional hold over the victim to lure them into helping them with their crimes – sometimes even turning them into accomplices in other scams.
Candace wired him the small sum without hesitation – but when he contacted her a few weeks later saying he needed a much bigger sum to pay legal bills, she realized she was being scammed.
Online romance scams are a form of “catfishing” scam, in which a person creates a fake online identify.
Some catfishers use these fake identities to annoy or harass others online, or just to flirt without commitment. They lure their victims into an online relationship and use it to get money out of them – sometimes thousands of dollars.
Both types of profiles contain similar information, but a social media profile will be less formal than a personal profile for an application.
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