Seeking Your Valentine Online? Beware: More Than One-Quarter of PA Adults Confirm First-Hand Accounts of Relationship Scams
As Valentine’s Day approaches and millions of Americans meet others on matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, 28 percent of Pennsylvania residents polled in a new AARP survey reported that they, a family member or a friend have encountered attempted financial scams while seeking friendship or love interest online.
Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. And it’s not hard to imagine, given all the data breaches in the news lately. Combating fraud is a priority for AARP Pennsylvania and that is why we are launching Operation: Stop Scams.
As we prepare to mark National Consumer Protection Week from March 4-10, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (OAG) and AARP Pennsylvania want to share ways you can protect yourself and your family from scam artists and criminals looking to rip you off.
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