Finally, a major U.S. TV news channel is drawing attention to romance scams. Yesterday Fox News told the story of a nurse who thought she found love with a soldier. Actually what she found was a con artist who scammed her out of $50,000.
The soldier was Gabe Fanelli — but he didn’t scam the woman. His photos were stolen by a con artist. Fanelli gets 10-12 messages a week from women who say they’ve been scammed by him. He didn’t do it.
Here’s the scariest part of the story — the FBI says that love scams are among the fastest-growing crimes on the Internet.
Online love scams break hearts and leave many in financial ruin, on FoxNews.com.