"I wasn't lonely, That's where the widowed mother of four met a British businessman who called himself Eric Cole.
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Debby Montgomery Johnson signed up for an online dating service after the sudden death of her husband, Lou, in 2010, reports CBS News' Tony Dokoupil.
Overall people lost .7 million to dating and romance scams through social media – an increase of nearly 30 per cent compared to 2016.
“Social media has overtaken online dating sites as the most common way for dating and romance scammers to contact potential victims,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
Our experts’ explanation Scammers’ victims are often individuals over 45 years-old, signing up to dating websites or showing some loneliness indicators on Social Media platforms, like Facebook.
Prime targets are divorced ones, widow(er)s, elderly and disabled persons: all different types of people that may be more susceptible to fall into their trap.
The major difference between the two genders is the amount of financial losses: million for women against million for men.