Online Dating Scams, Red Flags, and What is "Catfishing"?

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Each year, thousands of Americans are fooled by scammers posing as potential soul mates online. Catfishing and "sweetheart scams" swindle people out of thousands of dollars each year. This Valentine's Day (and every day of the year), be wary of the signs of a phony romance.

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