Aug 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Romance scams, the Yahoo boys and my friend Beth

You may well think you'd never fall for a romance scam, that they're cheesy, inauthentic and very obviously after your cash. The military represents "Authority, trust, romance" for many people, says New York Times reporter Jack Nicas, who made a documentary about romance scammers and their victims. There are people who work to try to help romance scam victims, and they hear plenty of horror stories. Mr Nicas tracked Ms Holland's scammer down to Nigeria - where romance scammers are rife. Mr Bolaji claims to have stopped romance scamming because he is now in a genuine relationship with a lady in the US state of Georgia.

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