Romance Scams

As more and more Americans turn to dating websites and applications to find romance, scammers and identity thieves have increasingly turned their eyes to these platforms as a way to find new victims.  The scammer creates a fake profile and works quickly to gain their target’s affection and trust.  Once they do this, they use this false relationship to steal funds, information or both from their victim.  This presentation explains how this scam works, identifies tactics the scammers use and provides information on how to protect yourself from being victimized by a sweetheart swindle, a/k/a romance scam.