Protect hearts and wallets by avoiding online-dating romance scams.
The Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scammers who impersonate U.S. service members and computer-generated scam bots.
Online-dating users can be an easy target for scammers as millions are signing onto online dating sites and mobile apps such as Bumble and Tinder.
Guard the heart from these common romance scams:
Last year a woman reported to the BBB that she lost an estimated $5,000 on what she thought was transportation and medical fees for a man who said he was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan.
“Swipe left” or ignore individuals who show these online-dating scam signs:
Individuals that have fallen victim to these or other scams are encouraged to report their experience to Better Business Bureau at 509-455-4200 or at bbb.org/scamtracker.
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