Where online dating is supposed to be fun, exciting, and perhaps even life changing in a positive light, it can also be filled with dark people with malicious intentions.We are not trying to scare you out of giving it a try as it can be a very rewarding way to meet new people and get some attention and adoration.The scammer may state that your account has been compromised or that one of your accounts was charged incorrectly.A scammer will instruct you to click on a link in the email or reply with your bank account number to confirm your identity or verify your account.Forward phishing email messages to [email protected] file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).Include the full email header of the scam message in your report.You will need to contact your credit card company directly to notify them if you are disputing unauthorized charges from scammers on your card or if you suspect your credit card number has been compromised.Take these actions before browsing or shopping for products and services on the internet: Scammers use a variety of methods to try to steal your personal and financial information.
Take the time to get to know that individual in person. Never meet a new prospect at their home, or in an isolated place. Do not over indulge in alcohol, and never leave your beverages unattended. Keep your cell phone, wallet, keys and any other personal items on your person at all times. If you feel uncomfortable, head home and text or call a friend as to your intentions.
You will need to contact your credit card company directly to notify them if you are disputing unauthorized charges on your card from scammers, or if you suspect your credit card number has been compromised.
Victims of these scams could also become victims of identity (ID) theft.
Find out how to do this by searching online for the name of your email service and the words “full email header.”Here are some ways to protect yourself from phishing scams: Similar to phishing, vishing (voice and phishing) and smishing (SMS texting and phishing) scammers also seek to steal your personal information.
However, these scams target your mobile or landline phone instead of your computer.