Guard your wallet, as well as your heart.

Guard your wallet, as well as your heart.

A romance scam is when a new love interest says they love you, but they really just love your money–and may not be who they say they are.

  • Be on the lookout for these warning signs of a romance scam:
  • A new love who lives far away asks you to wire them money or share your credit card number with them–even if they say they’ll pay you back.
  • Your new romantic interest asks you to sign a document that would give them control of your finances or your house.
  • Your new sweetheart asks you to open a new joint account or co-sign a loan with them.
  • Your new darling asks for access to your bank or credit card accounts.

Please contact DuTrac Fraud Specialist Beth Weiland at bweiland@dutrac.org or fraud@dutrac.org for more information.

We’re here to help.

Report Scams to the FTC

Report in-person romance scams to local law enforcement.
Report online romance scams to FTC.gov/complaint.