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Romance Scams

March 8, 2024

It starts with an online discussion in a dating app or social media but quickly escalates to asking for money or explicit photos. Don’t fall for a catfish. A sure sign of a scam is a new online friend or romantic partner asking for money or payment with gift cards, crypto or other payment apps, or asking for explicit photos. The FBI has additional resources on how to avoid romance scams.