Romance Scams On The Rise Around Valentine’s Day

Statistics from Wallet Hub show that Valentine’s Day is the second-priciest holiday on the calendar for consumers in the U.S., with the average person spending about $196.

Online dating advancements have made it easier to meet new people and find dates. Unfortunately, it has made scammers’ work much simpler, as well. These con-artists create very compelling backstories and full-fledged identities, then try to trick you into falling for a person who doesn’t even exist. This is known as “catfishing.”

Read more about scams and how to avoid them here.


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