Romance scams continue to target online users, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a short video recently advising users on the dangers of romance scams and how they work. It’s just 50 seconds long and includes great tips and examples of common tactics used by cyber criminals. Examples laid out in the video are real life stories that the criminals have used to take your money.
The key takeaway: cyber criminals want your money, and they’ll tell you anything to get you to send it to them.
Check out the video and some other tips
Do you believe you’ve been the victim of a romance scam?
- File a complaint with the online dating site
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
- File a complaint with FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center
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