Survey of Romance-Scam Victims: Most are Women, College Educated; 1 in 10 Lose $100K or More
A new poll of 3,047 romance scam victims – the largest ever conducted — found that 75% are college educated and 13% have graduate degrees showing scammers have grown increasingly savvy. — an announcement from Social Catfish
Connecticut is the No. 22 most-scammed state with 4,524 victims losing an unprecedented $75,739,646 last year. When someone is ‘Catfished’ people tend to think, “Well, that person must not be smart,” but many highly educated people are being left heartbroken and penniless. Social Catfish — a company that verifies online identities with reverse search — released the results as part of its study on the State of Internet Scams 2022 using data from the FBI IC3 and the Federal Trade Commission.