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Online Dating Safely in Times of Quarantine and Corona Virus

The situation with the coronavirus has certainly been unexpected. Millions of people around the world are now in quarantine due to the risk of propagation of the virus which originated in China.  This has forced us to look for new ways to work, new ways to deal with home schooling, shopping, and socializing. The internet […]

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In Today’s World, Why Care About Privacy Anymore?

Privacy is a frequently underestimated value these days. Billions of people have gotten so used to having a public life through social media, that we no longer notice that we hardly have a private life anymore. “If you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear” is what we hear often. However, private investigators […]

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Nigeria and Ghana Dating Scams – Why West Africa is Still a Threat

Nigeria has been on the map of online fraud for a long time, almost as long as the Internet has been available to us. The stories about a Nigerian prince who needed help or the wealthy man whose last wish was to give his fortune to a long distant relative are now part of the […]

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Facebook Romance Scams: A New Global Business

Many people say that romance scams are as old as the hills, and they might be right. Love scams have been going on for a long time, but they do have evolved a lot. The typical Nigerian scam still finds its victims, but every day people are more aware and it gets harder for scammers […]

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Online Dating Scam Victims Ignore the Warnings

Between June 2012 and June 2013, the UK’s National Fraud and Internet Crime reporting centre received 1,483 reports of online dating scams, a figure that was only surpassed by lottery scams and lender loan fraud. In the United States, the Internet Crime Complaint center revealed that the losses on romance scams for 2012 were close […]

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Online Dating: How to Verify a Soldier in Afghanistan

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) receives hundreds of reports of victims of military scams every day.  So does our investigation team. Online criminals claiming to be U.S. military service members serving in Afghanistan are all around the web luring their victims into a romance scam. No social network or online dating site is […]

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