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10 Internet Scams to Watch Out For

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Internet Scams to Watch Out For: Hello My Dear, I Love You…

internet scams include fake relationships
Source: Federal Trade Commission

Have you ever met this person — the one who almost always has little more than a rudimentary grasp of English but makes the most of it to prove their love for you? Do you believe that she (or he) actually stumbled across you online, knows all about you and has actually fallen head over heels for you?

Heck, who needs dating sites?

Don’t fall for one of these Internet scams. Any photos supplied are undoubtedly fake. Before you know it, you’ll be paying for plane tickets for your online mystery suitor to come to America, but en route there will be challenges that require more and more of your money to overcome.

When your bank account is dry, your relationship will abruptly end, too.

What to do: Use common sense. Clearly this person doesn’t know you, doesn’t love you, and if you read the email closely, they probably don’t even use your name. If you want to find love online, join a dating site. Throw this e-mail in the trash.

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