Feb. 6, 2024, 7:55 p.m. | Bianca Gonzalez

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Romance scams rose by 19 percent globally last year, according to data from behavioral biometrics cybersecurity company BioCatch. These scams target those looking for relationships by using fake photos to build a trusting relationship with a victim before asking for money to pay bills or travel to meet with the victim.

Some regions saw a particularly sharp rise in cases. North America saw a 183 percent rise in romance scams, while the Asia Pacific region saw an increase of …

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