The Community Foundation’s Preventing Financial Scams Initiative protects our community
|Join the Virtual Coffee and Conversation about Preventing Financial Scams
June 30, 10 AM to Noon, Details and Zoom Link Registration
Here are some tips for preventing romance scams:
• Never send money or gifts to someone you have not met in person
• Be incredibly cautious of people saying they need money for emergency expenses
• Be on guard if a person is “working abroad” or is from another country
• Meet the person you have connected with in-person within five days
• People who confess love quickly are normally scammers
• Scammers will ask you to create a new bank account to commit online bank fraud. Scammers will deposit stolen money into the new account and ask you to wire money out of the country.
• Have a healthy skepticism with people you meet online, even if they are charming.
• If you suspect someone is an imposter online, ask a friend or family member for their opinion
• If using Google Chrome, verify if the person’s photo is real by right-clicking their photo and selecting “Search Google for image.” If the photo appears on other sites with a different name it is probably being used as a scam.
• Limit the personal information you share online. Keep your communication limited to the dating site or in-person
Reporting the Scam:
• Contact your bank immediately if you suspect you sent money to a scammer
• Report the incident to the dating site.
The Community Foundation of Western Nevada, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is established to strengthen communities in our region through leadership and philanthropy. The information provided on this flyer does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this flyer are for general informational purposes only.