Chaos and confidence and something that can blow that confidence right out of the water…romance scams.
Gina L Osborn, knows a thing or two about all of those things. She’s been in counter-intelligence and investigated some of the highest profile espionage cases in Europe. She left the FBI in 2018 and is now a leadership consultant and has her own podcast, Lead Like A Lady.
You might think that someone taken in by a romance scam isn’t very bright. YOU would never be taken in, right? Well, Gina says that romance scam victims are often highly educated, they just happen to lead with their hearts.
Sadly, Gina says it’s hard to prosecute romance scams. Often the scammer is in another country, and the money at stake isn’t big enough to get the big guns of federal law enforcement involved.
But the good news is there are some red flags you can watch out for so that you don’t get scammed.
When we think of transitions, we may think about aging, job changes, that kind of thing. But the move from everyday life to a life of quarantine – or even back out of quarantine – involves change too. Transitions expert Maria Tomas-Keegan says any kind of transition is difficult, even the good kind. But she says that during the quarantine, finding creative ways to stay in touch with those who love and support us is key. And afterward, how we frame the changes can make that transition easy or difficult.