Don’t fall victim to a Valentine’s Day scam, warns the Better Business Bureau of Metro Atlanta.
Watch out for three different types:
As February 14 approaches, the BBB expects email notes of love to increase. Cyber crooks use this time of year to trick those who are “love-struck” into divulging their personal and financial information, the BBB says.
One email claims to be from a flower company and indicates the flowers you ordered for your sweetheart won’t be delivered unless you log in and re-enter your credit-card information. A significant number of these messages will reach people that have actually ordered flowers. If you click the link in that email and enter your credit card information, you could get ripped off.
Even if you think a message like this is real, go directly to the florist’s website or call them on the phone, the BBB says.
Online Dating Scams
Scammers often create fake profiles designed to match a certain kind of person. Whether you are