Valentine's Day Scams to watch out!
We all want to make every moment special for our loved ones, and we go over the top on special holidays like Valentine's day. It is a day of expressing love, care, and affection to our romantic interests. We exchange gifts, cards, and flowers to show our love, and we often celebrate with a special meal.
This gives the perfect opportunity for scammers to take advantage of the situation. Scammers create fake websites that offer delivery of flowers or gifts, fake dating profile, or phishing scams via text or email. All these just to get your personal information and your money.
To avoid these scams, be cautious of unsolicited messages, never give out personal information, and only make purchases from reputable sources. Here are the Valentine’s Day Scam Websites found by our Trend Micro researchers.
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What are the red flags on these websites? Read more to learn how to spot it.
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- Always double-check reviews of shopping websites.
- Pay attention to the company’s age, and be suspicious of great-sounding discounts.
- Strange payment methods (such as only PayPal) are a red flag.
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