26 Jul ‘It’s consuming us:’ Relatives of romance scam victim can’t stop him from sending money
They say there are plenty of fish in the sea, but when it comes to online romance, there are also some dangerous sharks. Romance scams have become a billion-dollar international epidemic, and victims may be unwittingly helping organized criminals launder their money.
Most crime victims go to the police for help, but not victims of a romantic fraud. They are often too embarrassed (or too invested in the fantasy) to talk about what’s going on, and that can make it difficult — if not impossible — for family members to stop it.