Rebecca Heilweil

reporter for Open Sourced at Vox, covering artificial intelligence, algorithms, and automation

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With all the extra time people are spending at home and clicking around the internet, online romance scams are thriving .

Romance scams exploded during coronavirus pandemic

With all the extra time people are spending at home and clicking around the internet, online romance scams are thriving .

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