02/14/2017 11:01 PM EST
Original release date: February 14, 2017
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article addressing the rise of Internet romance scams. In this common type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money.
To stay safer online, review the FBI article on Romance Scams and US-CERT publication ST06-003 on staying safe on social networking sites. Please file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center if you believe you have been the victim of a romance scam.
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