Romance Scams

There are more and more people meeting online so scams related to online relationships are also on the rise. The FBI reports that reports of romance scams went from about 5,000 in 2012 to nearly 15,000 in 2016, and reported losses stood at 220 million dollars. Keep in mind that many scams are never reported, so this is probably on the low side of what’s actually happening. AARP talks about what to look out for and how to protect yourself if you are spending time on dating sites.

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