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FBI Warns Of On-Line Love Scams On Valentine's Day Weekend

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and the Oregon FBI wants to remind you that love-scams are on the rise, especially online. Oregon FBI spokesperson Beth Anne Steele says, in 2020, victims reported more than $600 million in romance fraud…

up from $475 million in 2019. Steele says the love scammers case victims’ social profiles to know exactly what to say to separate you from your cash. She says in one case last year an elderly man from Eugene was coerced into laundering money by his online love and ended up facing charges himself.

 

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