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Romance Scams: Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Romance Scams: Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Posted On: April 9, 2019 by Falcon National Bank in: Personal Banking

Romance scams are on the rise, affecting good people of all ages. Scammers actively seek out vulnerable people via Facebook and various dating apps, typically targeting individuals who have recently been separated, divorced or widowed, or just lonely, looking for companionship. They are good at what they do. They’ll take their time, establishing a “relationship” and gaining your trust. Eventually, they’ll introduce some sort of financial involvement. Here are some ways to avoid becoming a victim: Take it slow, ask lots of questions. Look for inconsistencies in their responses. Be aware of how much a scammer can learn about you based on your posting activity. Pictures and posts of your home, vacations and large purchases may provide them insight into your financial condition. Talk to friends and family about this new relationship and listen to them if they have concerns. Never give anyone your banking information or online credentials. Ever. If they ask

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