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S., in part because many cases are believed to go unreported. The Federal Trade Commission, a consumer protection agency, received 16,902 reports of romance scams in 2017. Reports to the FTC for the first nine months on 2018, when annualized, were on track to surpass those from the year before. “The best advice is don’t give money to someone you’ve never met in person,” D’Antuono says. The Dallas-based Match Group owns a host of dating sites including Tinder, Ok Cupid, Our Time and Match.com, which is one of the sites the alleged scammers used, according to the complaint.Lauren De Ford, the company’s senior manager of marketing, said scams are rare and that the firm takes fraud “very seriously.” The company’s brands are available in more than 42 languages in more than 190 countries, according to its website.
The grieving spouse also took out a personal loan, made wire transfers to multiple individuals and before it was over had lost thousands more, the complaint said.
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“We’ve had chatrooms since the dawn of AOL, back when I was a kid,” D’Antuono says, “and criminals will use whatever technology and tools that they possibly can to take [victims’] money.” Speaking not about the Chicago case, but generally about romance fraud, D’Antuono says victims include men and women, straights and gays, and people of all ages, races and walks of life.
Nobody can pinpoint how many romance scams occur in the U.