6 Tips to Protect Your Heart and Wallet this Valentine's Day!

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Roses are red, violets are blue and the romance scammers are looking for YOU! Another holiday, another scam. If you don’t know who the mark is, it’s likely you. Phishing is still the attacker’s weapon of choice and there will be no shortage of well-crafted emails and messages designed to emotionally engage you and prevent you from making rational decisions. Here are some practical steps that can help you protect your heart and your wallet: 

Follow your gut! If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.Stay clear of stories that pull at your heartstrings from unsolicited sources or strangers that are requesting money.Never share usernames, passwords, bank account numbers or credit card numbers with strangers.Use common sense. That Romeo or Juliet is more likely a scammer than your soul mate.If the request is from someone familiar, call them to verify the request, don’t just take a social media message at face value.If your new “love” is on a dating app and one of the first requests is for money…..run away.

 Happy Valentine’s Day!

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