Romance Scams On The Rise
It seems many many people fall for the Romance Scam. I know one person who has been carrying on a relationship with someone overseas for 10 years. I am not sure how much money the man has been sending his so-called finance but in the thousands.
I keep telling him it is a scam and he doesn't believe me. I mean seriously its been going on for over ten years, and he has never met the woman.
So recently I read another article where this man who is 71 has sent a woman overseas about 80 grand. He has never met the woman.
According to the Better Business Bureau, there are over one million people scammed for romance and many don't report it because they are embarrassed.
Someone did try to scam me once as well, but as soon as people start asking for money, you know you need to draw the line especially if you have never met them.