Falling in love in the age of COVID-19: Pandemic leading to rise in romance scams


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Falling in love in a pandemic can be hard – and that’s making it easier for people to prey on your emotions.

Romance scams are becoming more and more common. Not only could someone you know fall for one but your own online profile can be stolen and used to defraud others.

CBS 17 consumer investigator Steve Sbraccia digs deeper into the problem and gets answers about how to protect yourself from these heartless criminals.

Tune in to CBS 17 at 11 p.m. on Tuesday after “FBI: Most Wanted” to watch the full report.

You can also stream all of CBS 17’s newscasts.

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