(Link): Lovesick Singles Are the Biggest Target for Scam Artists
by K. Paul, Feb 2019
Romance-related scams are now the most costly form of online fraud, the Federal Trade Commission warned Tuesday.
Losses from dating-related fraud quadrupled in recent years, ballooning from $33 million lost in 2015 to $143 million lost in 2018. In many of these scenarios, people are convinced by strangers they meet online — often on dating apps — to fork over money.
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(Link): Man Sues ‘Luxury’ Dating Service After Shelling Out $71K Per Date
By Kathianne Boniello
Jan 21, 2018
A Manhattan man who hired a “luxury” dating service to help him find love instead found a money pit, a lawsuit claims.
The Washington, DC-based matchmaker Taylor Francois-Bodine says she helps the lovelorn “accelerate” their hunt for romance with her “luxury experience” and claims her clientele includes “senators, congress people, ambassadors, well-known sports figures, industry leaders, CEOs and Fortune 500 executives.”
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Florida Man Faked Stage 4 Cancer to Lure In The Ladies
(Link): Florida Man Faked Stage 4 Cancer to Lure In The Ladies – May 2017
Several women are accusing a Florida man of faking stage 4 cancer and manipulating them to get food, money, and shelter, just weeks after his wedding to a long-lost love went viral.
Ken Boyer, 60, of Palm Bay, first gained notoriety when (Link): WKMG-TV covered his wedding to a Missouri woman named Michelle Kimbrel in May. Boyer claimed he “reconnected” with Kimbrel on Facebook a few weeks before they tied the knot.
When Boyer’s story went viral, women across Florida started contacting the station, claiming they recognized Boyer as a former fling.
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