All around the world, people of varying ages are going online with hopes of finding romance and companionship. Nearly 30% of adults in the United States have used an online dating service of some sort. While these sites and apps can work well for bringing people together, the downside is that there are scammers online looking to take advantage of people looking for love.

If you or someone you care about is using online dating sites or apps, make sure you’re aware of the potential signs of a scam:

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