One of the top 5 fraudulent scams centers around Romance Scams & CISA shares excellent advice.  An uptick in activity often occurs around Valentine’s Day for singles, who might be searching for contracts over the internet.

Verify Your Valentine | CISA

This Valentine’s Day, before you go looking for love in all the wrong chat rooms, CISA reminds users to be wary of internet romance scams. At first, cyber criminals promise the reward of romance after adopting an alias to appear as a potential partner. Once your heart is hooked on hope, they turn the tables. The scammer with the illusive identity will ask for money, making promises of phony matrimony, as they finagle funds from you as a fake fiancée.

If you don’t know who you are doting on when you are dating, be cautious with your cash and keep it.   For more information, review CISA’s Tip on Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites. If you believe you have been a victim of a romance scam, file a report with: