If you've seen the news, 'romance scammers' are among the eighty defendants indicted today by the Department of Justice in a scheme that. “Online dating services obviously shouldn't be using romance scammers as a way to fatten their bottom line.” Match Touts Fake Love Interest. Data Spotlight Blog: FTC reporting back to you The median reported loss to romance scams is $2, which is seven times higher than Reports indicate the scammers are active on dating apps, but also on social media. It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air. You may think you spend a lot on flowers or chocolate, but losing money in a romance scam would. Consumers reported losing $ million to romance scams last year The Cost Of Love: FTC Data Shows Over $M Lost To Romance.
The FTC warns to never send money or gifts to any stranger, even one with the most convincing story of being a potential suitor or sweetheart. Information is also available at ftc. Persons targeted by or falling prey to a romance scam should report the activity to the dating or social media site, as well as the FTC at FTC.