Quick Tip: How to Protect Your Parents From Online Dating Scams

by Lifehacker

Last year, an estimated 21,000 Americans were victims of online dating scams, losing a combined $143 million. (On Thursday, prosecutors charged 80 scammers in connection with scams that targeted businesses and elderly women.) If your parent is on a dating site, it should come as no surprise that you shouldn’t let them give out their credit card number. But it’s just as important to make sure they don’t exchange numbers or social media accounts.

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