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What to Know About Romance Scams

Millions of people use online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money. Read about the
Consumer Alert

Romance scams will cost you

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. You may think you spend a lot on flowers or chocolate, but losing money in a romance scam would cost you even more. Last year, people reported losing $143
Consumer Alert

Online love asking for money? It’s a scam.

Carol Kando-Pineda
While plenty of successful relationships begin online, scammers also use online dating sites, apps, and chat rooms to trick you into sending them money. These imposters create fake profiles to build
Consumer Alert

Has an online love interest asked you for money?

Colleen Tressler
Looking to start a new relationship? For some, that may mean meeting a new love interest online. Word to the wise: sometimes it’s best to lead with your head and not your heart. Millions of Americans
Consumer Alert

Faking it — scammers’ tricks to steal your heart and money

Aditi Jhaveri
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love