Online Dating Scams

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Online Dating Scams
These scammers target vulnerable populations –often men and women in their 50’s or 60’s who are divorced or widowed and may feel past their prime, or those with weight issues or who are battling chronic illnesses. They gain their victim’s trust with elaborate stories and prey on their loneliness with compliments and declarations of love. But the reality is the man or woman of your dreams may actually be a scammer looking to exploit an online relationship for financial gain. Once a predator gains a victim’s trust they often ask for money to help them through an “emergency.” Never give out financial data or related information to anyone you meet online.