How online dating is dangerous

According to Safe Wise, Alaska has the nation’s second-highest rate behind Nevada of “romance scams,” during which criminals cajole money from people during quickly formed relationships-- including those online.

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Alaska’s FBI data for 2016, which led to an online report calling Alaska the nation's most dangerous state last month, shows a rise of more than 16 percent in rape cases that year-- which included 960 rapes and 89 attempted rapes.

Although Alaska’s data didn’t include specific categories for rapes resulting from online dating, a VICE News report from 2016 said the United Kingdom reported a 450 percent rise in reported rapes linked to online dating over the previous five years.

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