Tag: online dating

You hear from us fairly often about imposter scams. In recent months, we’ve told you about IRS imposters, romance scams, and work-at-home scams. We always give you tips on how to spot and avoid these scams. We tell you about the cases we...

No todas las personas que usan los sitios de citas en línea están buscando amor. Los estafadores crean perfiles en línea simulados con fotos de otras personas — hasta fotos robadas de personal militar auténtico. Demuestran su amor muy rápido....

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 quickly. And they tug at your...

Love is a powerful thing. So when a loved one calls or emails, saying they’re in trouble, you’d want to help, right? If they ask you to send cash immediately — should you follow your heart?The short answer is: no....

Okay, so you had some reservations, but you finally decide to try this online dating thing. Your cousin met the love of her life online, so it’s worth a try right? You find a site that offers free membership so you can browse for possible...

Lots of people use online dating sites to find love. Unfortunately, cupid can sometimes be a con artist in disguise.Be sure to know the difference between a real romance and a scammer cruising for a target. If an online love interest asks for money...

When it comes to advice about online dating scams, you could listen to OnGuardOnline.gov. We have advice to help you protect yourself and your money.But why not go straight to the source, too? Many online dating sites now offer really practical...

Wiring money – through companies like MoneyGram and Western Union – is like sending cash. Once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. That’s one reason scammers often insist that people wire money, especially to addresses...

Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. And many forge successful relationships. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims. They create fake profiles to build online...