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Watch Out For These Scams!
One of the people’s great desires is to find an ideal partner to experience life with. Millions of people resort to online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. Unfortunately, some people become involved in romance scams instead of finding real romance.
According to FBI.gov, “Romance scams occur when a criminal adopts a fake online identity to gain a victim’s affection and trust. The scammer then uses the illusion of a romantic or close relationship to manipulate and steal from the victim.”
In an article by FTC.gov, “In 2022, nearly 70,000 people reported a romance scam and reported losses hit a staggering $1.3 billion. The median reported loss: $4,400.”
These scammers will appear as a perfect match to the victim, but they do so only to ask for money. Some may even propose marriage and plan to meet in person, but these meetups never happen.
See the below on what the Bible says about the heart,
“The heart is more deceitful than all things and desperately wicked; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)
“Naive people aren’t the only ones who fall into romance scams. Intelligent, rich, competent people fall into these traps as well. Why? Because their hearts made them fall into this trap due to their lack. So, stay very alert to these apps and dating sites, no matter what.” Bishop Renato Cardoso said.
If you’d like to learn more about intelligent love and shield your love life, participate weekly in the Therapy of Love. The meeting occurs every Thursday, at 7 PM, at any Universal Church near you. For more information on the nearest Universal Church, call 1-888-332-4141.