Don’t be a Scammer’s Valentine!
According to FTC.gov, just last year, Americans reported losing $1.3 billion to romance scammers. Many of these con artists use social media, dating apps, or any way possible to reach out to potential victims. They may appear to be your “perfect match” – but they are gathering their information from the information you share, usually using social media.
One telltale sign is they are unable to meet in person. Often they claim to be out of the country, serving in the military, in jail, or having some serious medical issues. Then, they ask for your help – money or gift cards. In 2022, nearly 70,000 people reported being taken in by a romance scam, with the average loss of $4,400.
Bottom line, there is no end to the tales of woe and lies scammers will use to get you to part with your hard earned money. Don’t fall for it!
Learn more about their tactics and how you can stop them in the act.
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