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A Valentine’s Day Warning

This Valentine’s Day and always, the FBI reminds you stay vigilant to keep from being lured into an online dating scam...especially if your new online friend starts asking for money. Awareness is the best tool for preventing crime...and sometimes, even for preventing a broken heart.

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 PM

A Valentine’s Day Warning

Rose on Computer KeyboardIt’s that time of year again…love is in the air, flowers are everywhere, and people are thinking of their special someone.

Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find their soulmate...but beware that criminals use these sites too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams.

This Valentine’s Day and always, the FBI reminds you stay vigilant to keep from being lured into an online dating scam...especially if your new online friend starts asking for money. If you think you’ve been a victim of this or any other type of scam, file a complaint with our Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

Awareness is the best tool for preventing crime...and sometimes, even for preventing a broken heart.

More about online dating scams | Scams & Safety webpage | IC3 website