by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, ID Theft & Fraud Unit
Romance scams affect thousands of people every year, but many victims do not believe they are victims and continue sending money. The average loss per person is about $9,000-$10,000 and some have lost as much as $500,000, have mortgaged homes, sold vehicles, pawned family heirlooms, and taken out loans to send money.
Following a few simple steps can help reduce your risk of being scammed by a con artist Casanova. tips