A romance scam involves a scammer who gains your affection, and then uses that goodwill to to obtain legal or financial benefits. Scammers troll dating and social media sites with fake profiles and messages to establish trust.
If you think you or someone you know is experiencing a romance imposter scam, we recommend that you act immediately, by following our guidelines below, and then proceed to our Report, Recover, and Reinforce sections for further assistance.
These resources have been gathered, selected and vetted to help simplify the process of recovering after a cybercrime incident has taken place. You may need to contact organizations outside FightCybercrime.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity, using these resources and tools.