TDCI: ‘Sweetheart’ Scammers Will Break Your Heart and Empty Your Wallet

NASHVILLE – With Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14, 2019) approaching fast, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of customer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to keep clear of ‘sweetheart’ scammers who claim to love you but, in fact, are merely after your cash.

“Valentine’s Day is an occasion showing your family just how much you care, but it addittionally gives the perfect chance for unscrupulous people to make use of naive customers through the use of emotion-provoking scam tactics, ” stated TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “We urge customers to be skeptical of deals that sound too advisable that you be real and folks whom ask for cash through online dating services. ”

With Tennessee rated 10 th within the country for fraudulence, the Division of customer Affairs supplies the after to assist Tennesseans avoid being fully a scammer’s sweetheart: