It may happen to all of us on Valentine’s Day. The opportunities are legion: enticing dating sites, Facebook profiles that look too good to be true, or married people on the prowl for some extracurricular romance. While the signs that something is not right are sometimes too obvious to miss, there are more sophisticated frauds who carefully plan each step of their entrapment to get your personal data and money.
“Sometimes they’ll wheel out a sob story from their family and ask for thousands of dollars - the average online dating fraud victim pays out over $13,000,“ reports in the blog post on WeLiveSecurity.com.
Most of the fraudsters will push you to get off the original site to talk via email or text messages, while avoiding phone conversations.
Read more about “Is your online valentine for real? Six signs you might be falling for a fraudster” in the latest blog on WeLiveSecurity.com.
Raphael Labaca Castro
Editor in Chief, WeLiveSecurity.com