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Oftentimes, the con artists convince their marks to open bank accounts under the guise of sending or receiving funds.
In some cases, the fraudster will claim to be a European citizen or an American living abroad and will tell the victim about a “lucrative business opportunity”.
Phony suitors also seek out targets on social media, and they are increasingly active.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 21,300 reports of romance scams in 2018, up 250 percent from three years earlier.
This potential mate claims to live in another part of the country or to be abroad for business or a military deployment.
But he or she seems smitten and eager to get to know you better, and suggests you move your relationship to a private channel like email or a chat app.