When her mother went missing, an Illinois woman ventured into the dark corners of America’s romance scam epidemic | #lovescams | #datingapps

When Laura Kowal decided to date again after losing her husband of 24 years, the 57-year-old retired hospital executive from Galena, Illinois, joined an online dating site because that felt safer.  The relationship she forged with a self-described Swedish investment adviser named Frank Borg began with florid emails and giddy…

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As romance scammers turn dating apps into “hunting grounds,” critics look to Match Group to do more | #lovescams | #datingapps

When the Federal Trade Commission began investigating problems related to romance scams five years ago, the consumer watchdog agency’s analysts gained access to internal data from one of the biggest players in the online dating space — Match.com.  “It was incredibly troubling,” a former FTC analyst told CBS News, speaking…

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