WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - Cosme Ojeda with the Better Business Bureau joined Jake Garcia on News Channel 6 at Noon to talk about online dating and how to ensure you are not left heartbroken this Valentine’s Day.
Here is a look at the tips Ojeda has to offer;
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many people decide this is the time to get online and find love.
The BBB recommends the following;
* Do Your Research - Check with friends, family members, neighbors and BBB on dating service sites. See if the company has a satisfaction guaranteed policy or free trial period to test out their services before purchasing and understand the details of the policies.
* Be Cautious - When meeting a date, be sure to do so in a public place and that someone knows where you are and who you are meeting. Although most people join dating sites with the intention of finding a relationship, some are using love to scam other users.
* Be Wary - Be wary of people who insist on leaving the dating site and using personal email, profess their love immediately, say they live in the U.S. but are currently overseas, or cancel a date because of a traumatic event or bad business deal.
* Never wire money for travel, medical emergencies, hotel, and hospital expenses for their family members, visas and other documents, or temporary money setbacks.
Read more about Romance Scams in BBB’s study “How Scammers Use Impersonation, Blackmail, and Trickery to Steal from Unsuspecting Daters.”