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Avoiding Romance Scams

Never assume anyone you meet online is who they say they are. Each year, scammers cost lovelorn Americans more than a Billion dollars, and that’s just the romance scams actually reported!

Hear a victim tell her story about being scammed.

No matter how confident people are when it comes to online relationships, scammers — often using scripts — are experts at convincing any stranger to gain their trust. Schemes are so effective and profitable that scammers can be patient — even if it takes years to gain your trust.

Haven’t met your love in person?

  • NEVER send money, credit card, bank details, nor reveal ID such as your driver license or passport.
  • NEVER transfer money for anyone else at their request. It’s money laundering and being involved is a criminal offense. That’s how this victim got in trouble with the FBI.