Better Business Bureau offers online dating tips ahead of Valentine’s Day

Better Business Bureau offers online dating tips ahead of Valentine’s Day

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.

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