This Valentine’s Day, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to be wary of internet romance scams. Cyber criminals partaking in this type of fraud target victims, gain their confidence, and convince them to transfer funds. When online dating, use caution and never send gifts or money to someone you have not met in person.
CISA encourages online daters to review the Federal Trade Commission’s alert It’s not true love if they ask for money and watch the FTC video Online Romance Imposter Scams. For more information review CISA’s Tip on Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites. If you believe you have been a victim of a romance scam, file a report with:
- The online dating site,
- The Federal Trade Commission, and
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center.