ORLANDO, Florida., February 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Central Florida Collagea Orlando Florida surety agency, is launching its new website blog titled “Romance Scams”. Hadi Khouriowner of Central Florida Bonding, says, “Scammers use dating sites, apps, and even social media to convince their victims that they’re in a romantic relationship. The scammer then preys on the victim’s vulnerability and asks for money, personal information, or gift cards. This is becoming more prevalent and people are falling for scams. The Covid-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult for people in the dating world since their way of meeting people was in bars and clubs across Central Florida. With closures and occupancy limits in most places, it’s been incredibly difficult for singles to meet other people, so people are vulnerable to these online scammers.”
According to the Federal Trade Commission, “Romance scams have nearly tripled in the past few years. In 2020 alone, victims lost $304 millionCentral Florida Bonding wants consumers to be aware of romance scams. Khouri explains “I often get asked what a romance scam is. This type of scam involves someone using a fake identity to convince another person that they are in a romantic relationship. The scammer then uses this fake relationship to persuade the victim to part with money or personal information. It can be extremely devastating for victims to find out they’ve been scammed when they really feel like the other person is in love with them.”
Romance scammers make many different claims to persuade their victims to part with money and sensitive information. Here are some examples :
- The scammers pretend to be far away and therefore cannot meet in person
- Scammers match their interest profiles with victims
- Scammers use gory stories such as needing money to pay a medical bill, gambling debt, or family emergency to convince victims to part with their money
Central Florida Bonding offers guidelines on how to stay safe from romance scammers. Here is an example of advice:
- Take it easy with an online relationship
- Avoid red flags such as not being able to meet in person or video chat
- Never send money to a stranger
For more information on romance scammers and their tactics, visit online at https://cfborlando.com/romance-scams/.
Central Florida Bonding offers bail for clients facing numerous charges, including theft, assault, assault, domestic violence, impaired driving, drug trafficking, and more. To start the bond process, call 407-841-3646. A bond agent is available to assist you with the bonding process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
All Central Florida Bonding surety agents are experienced and knowledgeable. They will lend an empathetic ear and are ready to help with the bonding process. Khouri adds, “Being arrested and placed in jail can be a frightening experience, especially for first-time offenders. Clients are confused and unsure of the proceedings or what will happen to them. Our bail officers can help. They can navigate in the ins and outs. exits from the bond process and provide valuable information to our customers. Our bail agents can help you with paperwork and answer questions about the criminal justice system.”
Central Florida Bonding is located at 2911 39th Street, Suite 300, Orlando Florida. Their office is located in Cox Plaza, minutes from Orange County 33rd Street Jail/Jail. Central Florida Bonding serves all Central Florida including Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, Brevardand Lake counties. This surety agency is licensed to post bonds throughout the state of Florida and with affiliated agencies across United States.
To learn more about Central Florida Bonding, visit online at https://cfborlando.com/ or call 407-841-3646.
Hadi KhouriCentral Florida Bonding, 407-841-3646, [email protected]
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