As the number of dating sites and social media apps has gone up , so too has the number of romance scams reported — from 17, in , 11, in , and 8, in The Cut spoke to the victim of one such scam, Debby Montgomery Johnson, now 60, who lost more than a million dollars to a scammer between and How did you meet the man who would eventually scam you? My husband passed away suddenly in
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Many of us back the underdog, be it in the movies or sports, and possibly the business world, as well. Indeed, there are few better "rags-to riches" stories in business than those startups which rise to the top purely on the strength of their founders' vision and mettle. If those founders can't raise the money they need from venture capitalists, many are still not going to be thwarted. Instead, they'll bootstrap the cash and do that any way they can. As compelling as that scenario sounds, however, bootstrapping is difficult. To thrive, most companies rely on cash they obtain from venture capitalists.
The dating game is increasingly played online. According to a study from the Pew Research Center , nearly 36 million Americans — roughly 15 percent of the adult population — have used an online dating site or mobile app, compared with just 3 percent a decade ago. Of those who have used the technology, 80 percent say it is a good way to meet people.
David Hines is facing one count of bank fraud, one for making false statements to a financial institution and a third count of engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds, according to a statement from the U. Department of Justice. According to authorities, the year-old Miami man lied about the number of employees under his authority as well as the amount he needed to cover their paychecks amid the pandemic. State and bank records, however, show little to no payroll expense during this period.