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WV AG warns of scams

February 14th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to be aware that scammers may be active on dating websites, particularly as many look for romance during and around Valentine’s Day.
 
Scammers will fake interest in or profess strong feelings toward an unsuspecting individual with the ulterior motive of eventually taking money. Scammers may say they need money to cover expenses accrued while trying to meet their supposed match, to get into the United States or to help them out of a bind.
 
In reality, scammers simply pocket the cash. Consumers have been known to lose several thousand dollars to such a scam.
 
“Consumers should always use caution when chatting with someone they do not know as well,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Whether it be a romance website, an unsolicited call or a company’s offer that sounds too good to be true, consumers should use common sense, watch for warning signs and be careful when asked to provide money and information.”

 

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