Beware of Dating & Romance Scams – Especially During Valentines Day

by Jim Kreidler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Valentine’s Day is this weekend, so over the next three days, we’re talking about romance scams. Lots of people have profiles on dating apps to meet someone — maybe even more so in these virtual times. And many people have built successful relationships from an online start. But what … Continue reading Beware of Dating & Romance Scams – Especially During Valentines Day

Scams That Start On Social Media

by Bridget Small, Division of Consumer & Business Education Scammers are hiding out on social media, using ads and offers to market their scams, according to people’s reports to the FTC and a new Data Spotlight. In the first six months of 2020, people reported losing a record high of almost $117 million to scams that … Continue reading Scams That Start On Social Media