DENVER (KDVR) — Shocking new numbers show the biggest increase in romance scams in five years.
The study was conducted by The Social Catfish, a reverse search technology company.
Findings reveal Americans lost a record $1.3 billion to romance scams in 2022, an increase of more than 130% in one year alone.
FOX31 spoke to one victim who explains why many elderly women fall for the schemes.
“I was just tired of being alone and I needed somebody,” she said.
One former scammer from Nigeria is embarking on a press tour in an effort to warn potential victims after seeing his own mother targeted.
“Let me tell you this, I used to do a scam, I used to talk to a woman, I would call her from 12 a.m. midnight…
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