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

Date:

Share post:

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 www.ftc.gov/romancescams. 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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Kankakee’s Merchant Street MusicFest 2024: 90s Legends Vertical Horizon and Local H Set to Perform

Kankakee, IL - Nostalgia will resonate through the heart of Kankakee as the Merchant Street MusicFest gears up...

Milwaukee Shoreline Crime Scene: Body Parts of Slain Woman Found on Lake Michigan’s Edge

Milwaukee, WI - A tragic narrative unfolds along the serene banks of Lake Michigan, where the discovery of...

Legendary Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr to Perform in Will County This September

New Lenox, IL - Ringo Starr, renowned for his time as the drummer of the iconic Beatles, will...

Illinois set to mandate a strict food additive ban

(The Center Square) – Some Illinois lawmakers want to supersede the federal government when it comes to banning...