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(Watch how daunting dating can be for those with STDs )"I went on Craig's List and posted a note that said, 'I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I'm a decent professional man, and I've ended up with this.' Someone then contacted me and said, 'Have you heard of Charlotteh?
'"Once John joined - part support group, part dating site for people with herpes - everything changed.
The FBI’s Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office hosted a press conference Monday, with various federal and local partners to discuss the Business E-mail Compromise Scam or “B. C.,” a scheme targeting American businesses that has resulted in massive financial losses in Los Angeles and other cities, and “Operation Romeo and Juliet” a series of cases involving American victims who are targeted when they subscribe to dating websites and Internet-connected device applications.
He had taken $23,000 of her life savings and made her hock her jewelry.
(CNN) -- When John got divorced after 12 years of marriage, he took a deep breath and launched into the dating scene."And wham, with my very first girlfriend, I caught herpes," he says.
"You feel betrayed and all of a sudden separated from the rest of the world.
“To this day, she thinks this guy is real.”Weil described how his mother was part of an online dating scheme during an FBI press conference Monday in West Los Angeles, which was held to warn the public about an increase in financial scams targeting the lovelorn.
Dubbed by the FBI as “Operation Romeo and Juliet,” more Americans of all ages who subscribe to online dating services are being lured to give their hearts, then convinced to part with their money, said David Bowdich, assistant director in charge of FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
From to stdmatch.net, Web sites abound for the infected who want to date the infected. One in four women is infected with genital herpes, and nearly one in five men according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association finds that one in four women has human papillomavirus, which can cause genital warts and cervical cancer.(Interactive: Test your STD knowledge) Once John got over the initial shock of his diagnosis, one of the first things he did was go online.
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