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Americans losing millions to romance scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KYMA, KECY)- According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans are losing over $200 million to romance scams.

Federal Trade Commission officials said romance scammers begin by building relationships with their victims and then asking for money to get out of a so-called crisis.

In 2019 alone, more than 25,000 consumers filed reports on romance scams.

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Billy Khang

Billy Khang joined KYMA in January of 2018 as a Multimedia Journalist.

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