Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.
If the victim doesn't figure out the con after the first request for cash, the crook will keep milking the relationship for as much as he or she can get.
NDVH also found that, in a five year study, women whose male partners experience two or more periods of unemployment are almost three times as likely to be victims of intimate partner violence as were women whose partners were in stable jobs.
While the repercussions are most acute and dangerous for women and children, the negative impact extends onto the ledger sheets of companies and states, with some simply unable to sustain the cost. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in an attempt to deal with California's crippling budget problems, summarily eliminated million of funding that supported the state's domestic violence shelters, a massive blow to the more than 90 organizations that provide life-saving assistance to victims of violence.
They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter.
Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.
Tragically, it is precisely during such times that services for women are less likely to get funds they need to meet the demand.
Right now, all around the country, funding for domestic violence shelters and services is shrinking just as the need for help is skyrocketing.
Likewise, general public understanding of domestic abuse and sexual assault has improved, as advocates, educators and survivors have spent years explaining why “she was asking for it” couldn’t be farther from the truth.Beth Kipps, who has experimented with several dating sites, says the men who have attempted to con her almost always have a reason why they shouldn't continue to communicate via or e Harmony.Most commonly, the excuse is "My membership on this site is almost up.Still, this is only a fraction of the funds necessary to sustain these services for the millions of individuals and families in need.With the current state of the economy, the rising levels of frustration, and persistent attitudes that cast women as deserving targets, the reauthorization of VAWA, due for consideration in 2010, provides an important opportunity to look again at what continues to be a national crisis.