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Here’s this week’s edition:
Along with the rise in dating website use comes a rise in online dating scams.
Scammers create fake profiles, build relationships with individuals through the dating site, and then attempt to steal their money and disappear.
You can spot a con artist by recognizing a few red flags:
- They might propose chatting offline or profess their feelings for you before getting to know you.
- They may offer to visit if you can help cover travel costs, and then cancel those plans at the last minute.
Looking for love online works great for many people, but scammers lurk, so be cautious of what information you share, and anytime a “love interest” you’ve never seen in person asks for money, it’s more than likely a scam.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.
#TipTuesday Valentine’s Day 💗 is this Friday, and we've seen some love stories go very wrong! Never send money to someone you've never met in person. Below are a few additional ways to avoid falling victim to romance scams. #scam pic.twitter.com/pOOOTfVp9D
— FBI Newark (@FBINewark) February 11, 2020
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