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Watch out for ‘sweetheart’ scams this Valentine’s time

Watch out for ‘sweetheart’ scams this Valentine’s time

NASHVILLE – With Valentine’s quickly approaching, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to be wary of ‘sweetheart’ scammers who claim to love you but, in reality, are only after your money day.

“Valentine’s Day is a period showing your family simply how much you care, but it addittionally gives the perfect window of opportunity for unscrupulous people to make use of naive customers through the use of emotion-provoking scam tactics,” stated TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “We urge customers to keep clear of deals that seem too good to be real and people whom ask for the money through online dating services.”

The Division of Consumer Affairs offers the following to help Tennesseans avoid being a scammer’s sweetheart with Tennessee ranked 10 th in the nation for fraud

INTERNET DATING SCAMS union frauds, or “sweetheart” scams, are among the earliest tricks in many scammers’ playbooks. Regrettably, the increase of internet dating internet sites, mobile apps, and social network platforms have actually offered scammers a fresh means to fool individuals into thinking their schemes. While genuine relationships are usually obtained online, scammers also make use of these web sites and platforms to victim on naive victims. Leer más

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