The Better Business Bureau hopes you don’t go looking for love in some of the wrong places. Although Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, there are scammers in cyberspace that are using the desire for a relationship to victimize them all year long.
BBB Investigator Bill Smith tells The Big Z the authorities are cracking down on these scammers.
Even if you don’t sign up for a dating service, romance scams through email are quite common. Criminals posing as potential romantic “matches” may lead victims on for a while, then suddenly claim they’ve got big medical bills or some other emergency need for money. That’s when they start asking you for help, according to Smith