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A Romance Scam Victim Tells Her Real And Very True Story!

Lis­ten to this real scam vic­tim tell her sto­ry. It’s fright­en­ing, but very real. Unfor­tu­nate­ly it is one of the most com­mon scams gong on today. In 2021, peo­ple report­ed los­ing $547 mil­lion to romance scams. That’s more than six times high­er than it was four years pri­or, at $87 mil­lion in 2017. The report­ed finan­cial loss­es due to romance scams increased by near­ly 80% from 2020 to 2021.

Romance scams occur when a crim­i­nal adopts a fake online iden­ti­ty to gain a victim’s affec­tion and trust. The scam­mer then uses the illu­sion of a roman­tic or close rela­tion­ship to manip­u­late and/or steal from the vic­tim. The scam­mers who car­ry out romance scams are experts at what they do and will seem gen­uine, car­ing, and believ­able. Be ware that con artists are present on most dat­ing and social media sites. The scammer’s inten­tion is to estab­lish a rela­tion­ship as quick­ly as pos­si­ble, endear him­self to the vic­tim, and gain trust.

Scam­mers may pro­pose mar­riage and make plans to meet in per­son, but that will nev­er hap­pen. Even­tu­al­ly, they will ask for mon­ey. Scam artists often say they are in the build­ing and con­struc­tion indus­try and are engaged in projects out­side the U.S. That makes it eas­i­er to avoid meet­ing in person—and more plau­si­ble when they ask for mon­ey for a med­ical emer­gency or unex­pect­ed legal fee. If some­one you meet online needs your bank account infor­ma­tion to deposit mon­ey, they are most like­ly using your account to car­ry out oth­er theft and fraud schemes. Watch this video and learn more about romance scams. Please pass it along to any­one you may know going through a sit­u­a­tion sim­i­lar to what this vic­tim describes. It may just stop a romance scam in its tracks.

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