The Latest in IT Security

Romance Scams Are on the Rise, FBI Warns

Romance Scams Are on the Rise, FBI Warns

image credit: unsplash

The FBI is warning individuals who use online dating apps and platforms to watch out for scammers leveraging social distancing measures and defrauding unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned money.

Romance or confidence scams drew nearly 20,000 complaints back in 2019, with losses totaling almost half of billion dollars, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

“Romance scams result in greater financial losses to victims when compared to other online crimes,” the FBI said. “In 2019, almost 20,000 complaints categorized as romance scams were reported to IC3 (about 1,000 more than the previous year), and the losses associated with those complaints exceeded $475 million”.

Read More

Comments are closed.


TUESDAY, JULY 05, 2022

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...



Latest Comments