June 18, 2024
Imposters promise romance to users of online dating sites to trick them into sending money. Learn more about online romance imposter scams at https://www.ftc.gov/imposters

[MUSIC PLAYING] Looking for love in all the right places like popular dating sites, mobile apps, and social networking sites? Ron seems like a perfect match for you. He’s thoughtful and says he can’t live without you.

He says he’s from the US but works out of the country. And he says he wants to visit, but says he can’t afford it. He asks you to send him money. Last month, it was medical for his sick aunt. This month, he needs money to fix this car. Next month, who knows.

Ron wants your money. Don’t send it. The person pretending to be Ron is a scammer. He’ll tell you anything to get you to wire cash right away. He’ll never run out of excuses.

If an online love interests asks you for money, walk away no matter how compelling story.

Report scams at FTC.gov/impostors.

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