02/01/2018 09:22 PM EST
Original release date: February 01, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an article addressing scams targeting online daters. In this type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money.
To stay safer online, review the FTC article on Online Dating Scams and the NCCIC/US-CERT tip on Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites. If you think you have been a victim of an online dating scam, report your experience to
- the online dating site,
- the Federal Trade Commission, and
- the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.