FBI warns on dating, romance Internet scams
Source: FOX News
By: Brooke Crothers
Published: August 8, 2019
* The dating and romance scams involve financial fraud and recruiting so-called =93money mules,=94 the FBI said in a public service announcement this week. * The stats back up the growing threat. While in 2017 more than 15,000 people filed complaints with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) saying they were victims of confidence/romance fraud with reported losses of $211 million, in 2018, the number of victims jumped to more than 18,000, with more than $362 million in losses, an increase of more than 70 percent over the previous year, according to the FBI.