These scams involve romantic intention towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud. Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victim’s money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, email accounts, or personal identification.
- Asked to chat offline and keep the relationship a secret.
- Asked to wire money.
- Asked to give up your Online Banking credentials, account numbers, or PINs.
- Asked to receive/send funds from/to another party.
What if you're a victim?
- Cut off all contact with the scammer immediately.
- If you provided Online Banking information, immediately change your passwords.
- Contact Gesa Credit Union to report the fraud and put stop payments on any checks or wire transfers in and out of your accounts
- Visit ic3.gov to submit an online internet crime complaint.