In 2013 there were 1,728 complaints of romantic fraud reported to the Canadian Anti Fraud Center (CAFC). Of those complaints, 1,149 victims reported combined financial losses exceeding $15.6 million – more than any other identified financial loss due to fraud.
According to the CAFC, the romance scam is the most under-reported form of fraud, mostly due to the severe financial hardship and personal embarrassment and torment the victim experiences after realizing they have been taken advantage of.
The CAFC offers tips to avoid being a victim of a romance /dating scams, along with some video resources.
Links provided by a Lovefraud reader.
Romance Fraud Scams Continue to Rise, from CNW