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FBI: Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Romance Scams

FBI News:

Valentine’s Day and other opportunities for romance can be exciting, but they also can lead to heartbreak, embarrassment and financial loss if you’re not careful.

Criminals search dating sites, apps, chat rooms, and other social media networking sites attempting to build “relationships” for the sole purpose of getting your money or your personally identifiable information.

Romance scams, also called confidence fraud, affected 114 victims in New Mexico in 2019 for a loss of more than $1.6 million, according to the FBI’s Internet Crimes Complaint Center.

To avoid becoming a victim,

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