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  2. Romance Scams: 7 Warning Signs and How To Avoid Them - AOL

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    3. They Make Professions of Love Far Too Early. If an online love interest is unnaturally quick to say the L word, this could be a warning sign. 4. They Live Very Far Away. To minimize the chances ...

  3. Romance scam - Wikipedia

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    A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining the victim's affection, and then using that goodwill to get the victim to send money to the scammer under false pretenses or to commit fraud against the victim. Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victim's money, bank accounts, credit ...

  4. How to keep yourself safe from romance scams this ... - AOL

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    February 14, 2024 at 1:19 PM. NEW YORK (AP) — When Kate Kleinart fell victim of a romance scam, what hurt the most wasn't the thousands of dollars that she lost, but the love that she thought ...

  5. Heartbreak fraudsters are trying to fleece you, but scams ...

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    Liza Likins of Las Vegas is photographed on Feb. 9, 2024. She was part of a romance scam, bilked out of $1.2 million from a man whose images looked like her late husband. ÒÔOnward and upward ...

  6. Protect yourself from internet scams - AOL Help

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    The internet can be a fun place to interact with people and gain info, however, it can also be a dangerous place if you don't know what you're doing. Many times, these scams initiate from an unsolicited email. If you do end up getting any suspicious or fraudulent emails, make sure you immediately delete the message or mark it as spam.

  7. Identify legitimate AOL websites, requests, and communications

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    • Don't use internet search engines to find AOL contact info, as they may lead you to malicious websites and support scams. Always go directly to AOL Help Central for legitimate AOL customer support. • Never click suspicious-looking links. Hover over hyperlinks with your cursor to preview the destination URL.

  8. Catfishing - Wikipedia

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    Catfishing refers to the creation of a fictitious online persona, or fake identity (typically on social networking platforms ), with the intent of deception, [1] usually to mislead a victim into an online romantic relationship or to commit financial fraud. [2] Perpetrators, usually referred to as catfish, generally use fake photos and lie about ...

  9. ILOVEYOU - Wikipedia

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    ILOVEYOU, sometimes referred to as the Love Bug or Loveletter, was a computer worm that infected over ten million Windows personal computers on and after May 5, 2000. It started spreading as an email message with the subject line "ILOVEYOU" and the attachment "LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs." At the time, Windows computers often hid the latter file extension ("VBS," a type of interpreted file) by ...