Season 3, Episode 20-1: Special Edition of Stand Up & Speak Up. When I decided to tell “my story” for the first time back in 2015, I found it very empowering to let the emotions of the story go. When I realized that online relationship fraud was bigger than me and that I could contribute to my own recovery and the recovery of others by letting them know they weren’t alone, I spoke and and it’s become my mission. Only 3/100 victims report online relationship fraud and the criminals bank on this. We’re STANDING UP and SPEAKING UP now.

This is one of a series of conversations with real scam victims to give them an opportunity to tell their stories and for others to learn from them. This is a serious conversation about very difficult topics. Hosted by SCARS Director: Tim McGuinness, Ph.D. THANK YOU VIANEY and Dr. Tim.

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