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Spotting the FTC’s most reported crypto scams

Andrew Rayo
If the cryptocurrency craze feels like a tempting way to make money, or you think you’re missing out, read on. Because, according to the FTC’s new data spotlight, scammers are banking on what you don
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How to spot extortion scams on LGBTQ+ dating apps

Ari Lazarus
Looking for love on LGBTQ+ dating apps? Scammers are at the ready too. We’re hearing about scams targeting people on LGBTQ+ dating apps, like Grindr and Feeld. And they aren’t your typical I-love-you
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No money, honey.

Lisa Lake
It’s never too late to find love, and lots of dating sites and apps are there to help. But scammers are out to steal your heart, too…and then steal your money. This Older Americans Month, let’s talk
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Caught in a bad romance

Jim Kreidler
It’s day four of National Consumer Protection Week and we’ve been discussing ways we can look out for each other during the pandemic. Today’s topic – romance scams. Check out and share this short
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They give love a bad name

Jim Kreidler
Leaving broken hearts and empty bank accounts, romance scammers give love a bad name. Now that you know how many people experience romance scams, and how to spot the scams, take some anti-scam action
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Achy fakey heart

Jim Kreidler
You’ve heard of romance scams. But do you know how they happen? They start when scammers create fake profiles on dating apps or social media. Then, those scammers strike up a relationship with their
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Not love, actually

Jim Kreidler
Valentine’s Day is this weekend, so over the next three days, we’re talking about romance scams. Lots of people have profiles on dating apps to meet someone — maybe even more so in these virtual times
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Online Dating Scams Infographic

Download PDF This infographic shows the signs of and gives tips to avoid a romance or online dating scam. Printable PDF Share these tips: About online dating scams Signs of an online dating scam
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It’s not true love if they ask for money

Cristina Miranda
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Lots of us have profiles on online dating sites, apps or social media to find “the one.” But that interesting person who just messaged you could be a sweet-talking romance
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The latest news on romance scams

Jim Kreidler
If you’ve seen the news, ‘romance scammers’ are among the eighty defendants indicted today by the Department of Justice in a scheme that stole millions from Americans. Check out this video about how