Romance scammers are trying to sweep people off their feet and the Better Business Bureau has a few tips to keep your money safe.
According to the BBB, scammers are using dating apps to target people for a new cryptocurrency scam.
After matching and talking with the victim over the dating app, the scammer quickly moves the conversation to a text platform, such as WhatsApp or WeChat.
Once on the texting platform, the scammer talks about a family member who is a successful cryptocurrency investor. The scammer convinces the victim to invest through their family members.
One victim telling the BBB that a woman on Tinder persuaded him to invest on a fake trading platform. The victim never recovered their money.
The BBB has four tips to keep your money safe from online dating scammers:
- Never send money or personal information to someone you’ve never met in person
- Keep the communication on the dating app
- Ask matches specific questions about details they have previously given
- Research the dating profile to see if photos are stolen and/or fake