When looking for love online, be careful not to fall into a costly trap.
FOX's Ashley Papa has more:
With Valentines Day on the horizon, many singletons may take their search for love, online. Consumer Education Manager for Experian, Sandra Bernardo, is reminding people to be aware of "sweetheart scammers"--criminals who swindle money or bank info from online daters. First, she says don't divulge too much information.
Initially when you're getting to know someone you don't need to share details about how much money you make or how much money you have. You don't want to divulge information about your children for example or your work schedule.
Instead, focus on your interests and hobbies.
Next, Bernardo says to do your due diligence.
You can always nowadays everyone has an online presence so you can easily go to a search engine and research their pictures. That's actually a great way to find out if it's a fake account.
Also, let others know about your new online love interest.
As you're getting to know this person share about them with others and sort of get that other opinion from friends and family.
Following these tips will help you avoid any online dating scams.
With FOX on Love, I'm Ashley Papa
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