Stay vigilant this Valentine’s Day, as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning people to be cautious of fake websites that may appear legitimate but offer unrealistically discounted prices. These sites could potentially scam individuals through text messages, leading to a quick and dangerous relationship push.
If someone you meet online cannot meet in person and asks for money, it could be a scam. The BBB advises individuals to report any suspicious activity and offers resources for victims or potential victims. Paula Fleming with the BBB emphasizes the prevalence of scams and encourages consumers to stay aware of their surroundings.
When shopping online, it is recommended to use a credit card so that you can dispute a purchase if necessary. Additionally, look for “https” in the URL before making a payment, as this indicates a secure website. By staying vigilant and taking these precautions, consumers can protect themselves from potential scams this Valentine’s Day.