Romance scam victim speaks out on “psychological manipulation” that cost her $2.5 million

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In this web exclusive, “Sue,” a retiree who agreed to speak with CBS News under a pseudonym, says she became a victim of a romance scammer and lost her home and nearly $2.5 million to someone she met on She says the fraudsters used technology (including deceptive Skype calls) and “psychological manipulation” to lure her in: “People say, how can you give money to a stranger? He wasn’t a stranger at that point.” [Don’t miss the four-part CBS News Investigation “Anything for Love.”]

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