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"FBI says elderly and romance cyber scams on the rise"
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For these type of news stories, I’d have ironically said: “in other news, water is wet”, but this article is really descriptive and actually goes on to show the scope in which this is affecting Internet use.
These 2 paragraphs are the big takeaways from the story:
“Elderly fraud is a big concern. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center, in 2017, nearly 50,000 people over 60 were targeted nationwide, losing over $340 million dollars. Last year over 60,000 were scammed, losing close to $650 million.”
“As for romance scams and cat-fishing, agents say in NJ alone, 332, people were swindled in 2018, compared to 288 in 2017, most of which are done through social media or dating sites.’
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