Keep your credit card information, address and date of birth private.
Take your time and be skeptical of any request for money, such as emergencies, etc.
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The romantic lyrics of the Alicia Keys song ‘Tender Love’ may draw lonely hearts to the dating app Tinder or similar online sites this Valentine’s Month.
Unfortunately Keys’ song ‘Try sleeping with a broken heart’ could be more appropriate for those who end up parting with money in the name of love.
More and more innocent people are being scammed by clever con artists who prey on unsuspecting people.
Be very aware of the potential risks of letting your guard down and sending your money to someone you have not yet met, despite feeling close to them online,” he says.
The CIA’s mission includes collecting and analyzing information about high priority national security issues such as international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber attacks, international organized crime and narcotics trafficking, regional conflicts, counterintelligence threats, and the effects of environmental and natural disasters.
This Valentine’s Day, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the online dating community to beware of any love interest who asks for money.
“Sadly, million was reported lost to romance scams in Australia last year by 1,032 people.
and other match-making sites have no effective way to screen or verify all users, so be aware that there are criminals mixed in with the honest members, and these criminals are actively looking for victims.
Their objective is to gain your trust, win your love, and then steal your money or your identity. Experts advise never to reveal your personal information online to anyone not known personally.