You might be the target of a catfish or romance scammer. Here are some easy ways to determine if your new “friend” is really just someone trying to steal your identity or money.
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How to spot cybercriminals posing as a love interest
5 clues to help you spot romance scammers
A new friend or love interest you’ve met on social media can make you feel great AND take you for an expensive financial ride. Oasis Connections shares five tips you can use immediately to assess whether the person you are interacting with is real or an impostor who wants a relationship with your bank account.
Losses from romance scams have increased dramatically since 2015 and are documented by the FTC here:
Older adults often have more financial assets and therefore, lose more financially.
How can you spot a potential catfisher or online imposter?
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