Fbi warns about online dating scams


  1. FBI warns of online romance scams ahead of Valentine's Day
  2. FBI warns of online dating scams using victims as ‘money mules’
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The bureau received more than 15, reports linked to romance scams last year with more than half of those complaints involving losses of money. I really — I wanted someone to talk to," Johnson said, explaining why she signed up.

FBI warns of online romance scams ahead of Valentine's Day

That's where the widowed mother of four met a British businessman who called himself Eric Cole. Johnson says she and Cole engaged in a two-year online relationship but never met in person. In , Johnson says her life stopped when Cole came clean over video chat and revealed who he really was — a young man in Nigeria.


Are you out of your mind? Johnson's story is not uncommon. The FBI says romance scams account for the largest online financial crime losses. In , about 15 percent of American adults said they had used an online dating website or app.

FBI warns of online dating scams using victims as ‘money mules’

To individuals who think they'd never fall victim to this kind of scam, Shapiro warned: I will not do that because it was a part of my life and I learned from it," Johnson said. Johnson was unable to get her money back, but she did eventually remarry a different man she met through friends.

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