How to Avoid Valentine’s Day Scams: Tips from Better Business Bureau

Love is in the Air but So Are Online Dating Scams: How to Stay Safe this Valentine’s Day and Beyond

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air, but so are online dating scams. Whitney Adkins from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns that these scams are a year-round concern and advises caution when engaging with someone online. It is crucial to be cautious of giving out personal or financial information to anyone you haven’t met in person and to avoid requests for money, gift cards, or wire transfers.

Adkins suggests being alert for certain warning signs when chatting with someone online. For example, if the person urges you to move the conversation to text or WhatsApp early on, it could be a red flag. Additionally, if the individual mentions a sudden emergency and asks for money, it is likely a scam. In such situations, Adkins advises reporting the scam to the BBB and the police and not feeling embarrassed about falling victim to one.

Online dating can be an exciting way to meet new people, but it’s important to approach it with caution and awareness of potential scams. By being mindful of warning signs and avoiding giving out personal or financial information, you can protect yourself from falling victim to online dating scams.

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