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According to the FBI, romance scams and similar confidence scams cost consumers more money than any other kind of Internet fraud.
In 2016, the last year for which data is available, consumers lost more than $230 million this way.
So it’s up to you to determine how truthful a person is being in his or her profile.
To recognize and avoid romance scams, follow these tips. Copy the images your online correspondent has posted to his or her profile, then run them through a reverse-image search engine, such as Tin Eye or Google Images.
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