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# romance scam

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# Dating Scam
Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000
The fraudster built up the woman’s trust over a number of weeks.
These fraudsters spend a number of weeks building their victims' before convincing them to start investing, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Gardaí say the full scale of the problem is not known because many victims are too embarrassed to report it.
# romance scam
Irish man swindled out of nearly €7,000 paying 'custom fees' for American woman he met online
Victims of so-called romance scams were scammed out of an average of €18,000 in 2020.
# Online Safety
Gardaí concerned about children who 'live online but don't realise the dangers'
The head of the garda cyber crime bureau says under-reporting is a “huge problem” particularly in cases where the victim has been personally compromised.