Exploring Facebook love scams

Source: Rolake Bamgbose & Jack Nicas, New York Times

Online scams may be as old as the internet, but Facebook has made it easier for scammers to victimize users longing for connection, and to draft unwitting U.S. service members into their schemes. Neither the world’s largest social network nor the world’s most powerful military seem to be able to stop it.

In a special one-hour episode of the New York Times' “The Weekly,” technology reporter Jack Nicas tries to track down some of these digital con artists.

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