That’s particularly true if they’ve been through difficult circumstances, such as divorce, losing a job, serious illness and other major losses, says Doug Shadel, a fraud researcher and director of AARP Washington.It’s as if “their immune system to fraud” is weakened, Shadel said.“And so the tragedy of this type of crime is that you not only lose money, but it breaks your heart.”In the meantime, here are some strategies for staying safe while dating online: Spira, the dating guru, also advises taking the relationship offline fairly quickly via a face-to-face meeting in a public place. “And once you meet them, there might not be anything in common.” Also, experts say, reluctance to meet can be another red flag.To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser.Romance scams cost nearly 5,900 victims more than .7 million last year, according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.And state and federal agencies have shut down several large romance scams in recent months, including a case in which two South Africans and a Canadian were extradited to the U. on charges of bilking hundreds of Americans of millions of dollars through romance scams and other financial fraud schemes.In Joanna's case, law enforcement did not contact her about an investigation after she reported the theft, and like the vast majority of victims, she never got any money back.She estimated that she lost a total of 5,000, which required her to take out loans.
Today Joanna advises others to do their research on potential dates, but most importantly to pay attention to their gut instincts.“I wish I’d listened to me. I wish I had listened to the Romance Scams support group,” Joanna said. thousands of dollars.”The best protection, experts say, is to cut off contact as soon as a prospective date acts suspiciously (see below for tips on spotting red flags).
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For thousands of people each year, the search for love online ends not just with a broken heart, but an empty bank account.
So-called romance scams — in which fraudsters smother victims with professions of love then plead for large “loans” to cover invented emergencies — appear to be on the rise, according to federal law enforcement and fraud experts.