Watch Out For These Valentines Day Scams

Being in love does not mean being stupid.

Sumit Kumar
SCAM UNIVERSITY

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Scammers are always looking for ways to exploit people’s vulnerabilities, and Valentine’s Day is a prime opportunity to do so.

100s of millions of dollars are lost in Valentine’s day scams in the US alone.

Why?

Because there is a sense of urgency to buy gifts. And those of us who don’t have a date or love interest might feel the pressure to look for one on Valentine’s day.

Watch out for these scams:

  1. Fake online flower delivery websites: Scammers create fake websites that look like legitimate flower delivery services. They may offer prices that are too good to be true, and ask for payment upfront. However, once they receive your payment, they never deliver the flowers.
  2. Phishing emails or messages: Scammers send emails or messages that appear to be from a legitimate business, such as a florist, delivery service, or e-card provider. These messages may ask you to provide personal or financial information, such as your credit card number, to complete a transaction. However, once you supply this information, scammers can use it to steal your identity or money.
  3. Romance scams: Romance scams are most effective on valentines day. Scammers…

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Sumit Kumar
SCAM UNIVERSITY

Reader, Thinker, Philosopher, Content Creator, Researcher and wannabe Writer. I am a noob of everything and expert of somethings.