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Middle Aged Women: A Growing Target for Scammers

Most of the cases of romance scamming reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center last year come from women in their fifties, but the most surprising figure is the amount of losses: women in this age group lost an approximate of $34 million, which represents 61% of all losses resulting from the reported romance scams. […]

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Facebook Romance Scams Finding More Victims, Investigators Report

For those of you who like to share your lives on the internet, and who are not overly concerned about privacy or free speech (and yes, there are over a billion out there), then chances are good you’re a Facebook user.  Many think we know what to expect when we check our Facebook. For most […]

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Looking for True Love? Ways to Avoid Online Dating Scams

Online dating scams have existed virtually since online dating began.  Scam artists and online criminals prey upon people hoping to find a partner and build meaningful, long-term relationships.  Oftentimes, these scammers create several false identities based on information they find from Facebook or other social media networks.  Then they join dating websites to cultivate relationships […]

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