Sergeant Bob’s Safety Tip of the Month
ROMANCE FRAUD REMINDER - a Very Real Concern for Vulnerable Seniors
Despite being grossly under-reported, the frequency and severity of romance fraud is rising. So how can potential victims spot a scammer? The alarm bells should be sounding if your social media suitor is:
- Moving the relationship forward far too quickly for your liking.
- Keenly interested in your money, health benefits and real estate affairs.
- Claiming financial security but their money is temporarily inaccessible.
- Living or working out of your region / country for the time-being.
- Claiming success in their field, but there’s nothing about them online.
- Interested in keeping your developing relationship details private.
Trust your instincts, do your research and be prepared to run, not walk away. Never share a personal photo you’re not prepared to be seen by the entire planet. For more Sergeant Bob romance fraud tips, click here.
Retired Police Sergeant Bob Paterson works closely with The McLennan Group to develop and share practical, economical safety tips for Canadians 50-plus. To read and print out all tips and view Sergeant Bob’s appearance schedule, visit Senior Safety Tips online.