Online dating sites and social media platforms have become one of the most popular ways for people of all ages to meet friends, significant others and spouses. While most people have good intentions when meeting others online, scammers have also been known to use dating sites, social media sites and apps (ex. Facebook, Instagram, Words with Friends, etc.) to obtain money, gifts or personal information.
Proposed legislation to fight identity theft and romance scams would require companies to disclose data breaches to its consumers in a more timely fashion.
The New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation is warning New Hampshire residents of romance scammers, con artists who create believable profiles, entice people into online relationships, establish a level of trust, and scam their victims by exploiting the relationship for money.
Valentine’s Day means a lot to many of us who are busy sending flowers or chocolates to loved ones, or finding creative and romantic ways to tell our loved ones exactly how we feel.
Online romance scams are on the rise. Scammers set up fake profiles on dating sites and social networks in order to gain your trust and acquire sensitive information. They will pose as thoughtful, caring individuals with the hidden intent to scam you out of money.
Romance scammers use the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users.
With romance scammers using the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network today called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP Montana is inviting its members and the general public to become involved in the national campaign by signing an online petition.
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