BEING SCAMMED WHILE LOOKING FOR LOVE ONLINE AND WHEN INTERNET DATING TURNS DEADLY

By Coordinator

Jun 22, 2011 12:22pm

Cyber Scams Uncovered On “20/20” Airing Friday, June 24 on ABC

What happens when Match.com turns to match.wrong, and unsuspecting women and men get scammed out of unthinkable amounts of money and even worse – when looking for love online turns deadly? Chris Cuomo reports on one family’s heartbreak after learning their father took his own life after being scammed while looking for love online, as well as one woman’s personal crusade to make internet dating safer after she says she lost $1.5 million because of an online relationship gone wrong. “We Find Them” airs on “20/20” on FRIDAY, JUNE 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The hour also includes reporting from Jim Avila

From being scammed on dating sites to sites dedicated to showcasing the gruesome, “20/20” reports on the growing number of people victimized online and how cyber acts can lead to very real, life altering damage. Cuomo and a team of cyber experts break down how cyber villains operate and how people can avoid falling victim.  “20/20” cracks the virtual wall these cyber villains operate behind to track down some of those responsible.

Links to “20/20’s” “We Find Them” cybercrime report special index and additional content from cyber experts:

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/We_Find_Them/

Online Dating Nightmare: N.Y. Woman Scammed Out of Thousands by 'Soldier'

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/We_Find_Them/online-dating-nightmare-ny-woman-scammed-thousands-soldier/story?id=13898664

VIDEO: Bad Romance: Scammers Use Match.com

"Handsome" admirers tried to convince Match.com member Holly to give them cash.

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/bad-romance-scammers-match-13903369

15 Steps to Safer Social Networking for Your Child

By Mary Kay Hoal

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/We_Find_Them/15-steps-safer-social-networking-child/story?id=13814209

small URL: http://abcn.ws/mI5blJ

Camp Counsel: Keeping Your Child's Summer Camp Experience Safe in the Digital Age

By Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/We_Find_Them/online-security-summer-camp-keeping-child-safe/story?id=13753175

small URL: http://abcn.ws/kIbUGC

How to Date Online Safely, From World's Top Web-Security Expert

By Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/We_Find_Them/date-online-safely-worlds-top-web-security-expert/story?id=13772393

http://abcn.ws/mN1WEx

“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and Chris Cuomo. David Sloan is executive producer. 

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