A ROMANCE SCAM is when someone gains your confidence to obtain legal or financial benefits.
Learn how to recognize, report and recover from a romance scam.
Reporting a Romance scam is important. We recommend that you report to the IC3, any dating /social networking site where communication took place, and any of your financial institutions that may have been involved.
Report the Scam to the Dating / Social Networking Site
Contact your banking institution or the money service company you may have used and report the fraud.
Take the following steps to begin recovery
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity, using these resources and tools.
Contact Credit Reporting Agencies to Monitor Your Accounts: