Fraud Alerts/PSAs

February 8, 2019: Seniors Should Beware of Online Romance Scam


Seniors looking for love should be careful of fraudsters out to steal their savings through various ruses.

In the Online Romance Scam, thieves create a fake online dating profile to lure victims. Once a relationship develops and the crooks gain victims’ trust, they request money to pay for a supposed unexpected bill, emergency surgery or unforeseen trip.

Unsuspecting seniors send cash only to never hear from the person again.


  • If someone seems too good to be true, they probably are.
  • Never give out your Social Security number or financial information.
  • Never send money to anyone you meet online.

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