• 'It can happen to you': NC ranked 'worst in country' for romance scams

    By: Jason Stoogenke


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When people in North Carolina fall for romance scams, they fall hard. 

    The average victim lost almost $48,000 last year to these types of scams and North Carolina is ranked "worst in the country" for average money lost.

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    "He was asking me, 'Well, will you do anything for me?' And, at that moment, I was like, 'Why not, I want to see kind of where it goes,'" the victim said. "It is a hard lesson. I would just love for people to be aware that actually it's going on. This is real. It can happen to you."

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    Watch the video above as Action 9's Jason Stoogenke discovered this is hurting all age groups, even tech savvy milennials. 

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