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Victims of Romance Scams Are Made To Feel Like Criminals By Banks

The rise in online dating, as well as “lockdown loneliness”, led to a huge increase in online romance scams. More than a third of people who dated online were asked for money, according to a survey. Moreover, it has been released that in the first half of 2021, £15.1m was lost to romance scammers, which is a 62% increase compared to 2020.

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Did You Know That Vermont is The Second-Least “Catfish Scammed” State

California leads the list in 2021, with over 3,000 casualties and a total loss of $184 million. That’s more than twice as much as the second-place finisher, Florida, which suffered roughly $70 million in damages from 1,738 victims. Texas was next, with 1,752 victims and roughly $65 million in romance scandals. Maine was last on the list, losing $386,894, Vermont lost $528,709, and DC lost $861,723. Read on to find out more on how Vermont became the second least scammed state in the US.

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