Date with Deceit – Romance Scams

The following news report interviews people who have been taken in by online dating romance scams. The news report says that these scams bring in $15 billion a year. And with much of that money reinvested into making scams better, it’s always important to be alert. Here are a few things to remember:

1) If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

2) If they ever ask for money and you haven’t met them, they are a scammer – even if you’ve been communicating for months.

3) Playing off the last tip – they aren’t afraid to spend months cultivating a “relationship” with you before asking for money. And they aren’t afraid to use the phone and mail to help cultivate the fake relationship.

Here’s the video (audio is a bit off)