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It's Valentine's month, and this year will most likely be different. The age of social distancing can leave us feeling lonely and to make matters worse, bad guys are leveraging our loneliness for their scams. Read on to find out how romance-related scams are growing more popular and more complex.
In the latest romance-related scam, bad guys use a dating app to find their target, build a relationship, and establish trust. Once you trust them, the scammer will share financial tips and invite you to an exclusive investment site—which is actually a scam. Your new “friend” will guide you through opening an account, buying financial products, and building your investments. Then, one day, all communication stops and you’re left wondering where that money has gone.
Don’t fall for it! Remember these tips: