AG Consumer Alert: Beware of Online Romance Scams

BATON ROUGE, LA (KNOE 8 News) – Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people; and many find true love. But with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning our State’s people that scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims. “Fraudsters often create fake profiles to form online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love,” said General Landry. “While these criminals most commonly target divorced or widowed women over 40, every demographic is vulnerable to romance scams. So I encourage all Louisiana residents to use vigilance.”