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Money Talks: Romance Scams Encore

ENCORE FROM 02/15/2022


According to a report from the Federal Trade Commission: Romance Scammers Steal a Record 547 Million Dollars. Adults 70 and older had $9,000 median loss in 2021. Money Talks wants to make sure the person that steels your heart doesn’t steel your wallet. https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/data-spotlight/2022/02/reports-romance-scams-hit-record-highs-2021?utm_source=govdelivery


You can help stop scammers by reporting suspicious profiles or messages to the dating app or social media platform where you found them. Then, tell the FTC at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/


If you are the victim of a romance scam, report it to the FBI and your financial institution. In some cases, money that victims sent by wire can be recovered if the fraud is immediately reported. 


You can learn more about romance scams at the website: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/what-you-need-know-about-romance-scams


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