Online scammers try to build months-long relationships with their victims before convincing them into fraudulent investments. Photo: Shutterstock
Online scammers try to build months-long relationships with their victims before convincing them into fraudulent investments. Photo: Shutterstock

Online ‘pig butchering’ love scams have gone global after getting their start in China

  • The scam involves building a relationship, often romantic, with a victim before convincing them to make a fraudulent investment
  • Victims are often well-educated women and the amount of money stolen tends to be significant

Online scammers try to build months-long relationships with their victims before convincing them into fraudulent investments. Photo: Shutterstock
Online scammers try to build months-long relationships with their victims before convincing them into fraudulent investments. Photo: Shutterstock
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