Aurora woman loses $250K to online dating scam; FBI shares red flags
Scammers will often create very realistic profiles online, and will share information to seem quite legitimate. They are likely to target over 45s who are looking for relationships and are in a comfortable financial position.
Consumer Affairs regulators are urging consumers to stay vigilant online, particularly while engaging with international persons. Follow these simple tips to help recognise a scammer: Be open to the idea that scammers are prevalent online. This can happen within days, weeks or months of meeting someone online.