What It’s Like to Lose $1 Million in an Online Dating Scam

As dating sites and social apps proliferate, so, too, do scams

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As told to Katie Heaney

In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 21,000 reports about online romance scams, totaling $143 million in losses. As the number of dating sites and social media apps has gone up, so too has the…

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