Berwyn, IL – Police Alert on Rise of Romance Scams from Online Dating Platforms


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Berwyn, IL – The Berwyn Police Department has issued a warning about the dangers of online “romance scams.” In a recent social media post, the department emphasized the importance of recognizing and avoiding these deceptive practices that often begin on dating apps and social networking sites.

According to the Berwyn Police Department, individuals should be cautious if an online love interest requests money or gift cards and advises to say “No” and block the contact immediately. The Federal Trade Commission offers tips to evade such scams at The police encourage reporting such incidents through their non-emergency number or the department’s website. This alert aims to enhance public safety and internet security amid rising online dating activities.


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