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Romance scams cost Americans $1B in 2022, a new record
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The number of Americans tricked out of their money through romance scams fell last year, but fraudsters still made off with a record $1 billion from love-struck victims, according to a new analysis.
Data from Comparitech found an estimated 73,000 people in the U.S. fell victim to a romance scam in 2022, a 10% decline from the year before. However, the amount of money lost to swindlers reached the 10-figure mark for the first time – causing experts to sound the alarm.