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Thursday, February 13, 2014

"WATCH OUT FOR ONLINE DATING SCAMS" FTC WARNS

FROM:  FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 
FTC Warning: Watch Out for Online Dating Scams

If you’re looking for love, you might end up on an online dating site, where, as some people will attest, you’ll meet all kinds of people.  Unfortunately, though, you might just meet some scammers. So, especially as Valentine’s Day nears, look out for warning signs of a scam, such as any request for money for any reason, and any mention of wiring money.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them.