Pwner of a Lonely Heart: The Sad Reality of Romance Scams

By Markus Jakobsson

Valentine’s Day is a special holiday, but for victims of romance scams it is a tragic reminder, not only of love lost, but financial loss as well. According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), romance scams accounted for $230 million in losses in 2016.

Men and women may jokingly refer to their significant other as their “partner in crime,” but when it comes to romance scams, this joke may become a sad reality. In additional to financial losses, many scammers may convince their victims to become money mules or shipping mules, directly implicating them in …read more

Via:: Security Week