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15 Feb

According to the FBI, romance scams and similar confidence scams cost consumers more money than any other kind of Internet fraud.In 2015, the last year for which data is available, consumers lost more than 0 million this way.So it's up to you to determine how truthful a person is being in their profile.To recognize and avoid romance scams, follow these tips.And if you’ve been communicating with someone by email, check their address at a site such as romancescams.org, which compiles lists of email addresses belonging to known scammers.

Scammers profit from it by creating thousands of fake profiles on dating websites around the world.When a foreigner falls in love with a beautiful picture and starts intense online communication, he is asked to pay for visa and flights for his virtual "bride".To build trust, the scammer will send a copy of the passport containing a photo of the "bride," but it would have the data belonging to a money mule who is more than happy to get a few thousand dollars and forever break the trusting heart of the unsuspecting lover.In mid December the Department of Justice announced that seven men—six from Nigeria and one from South Africa—pled guilty to conning tens of millions of dollars from Americans via online dating sites.While the case was remarkable for its magnitude, when it comes to so-called “romance scams,” it still represents just the tip of the iceberg.