WATCH OUT For Valentine's Day Scams - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

WATCH OUT For Valentine's Day Scams

KHQ.COM - Every holiday there are scammers out there looking to get a hold of your money. The BBB is warning all of you ahead of Valentine's Day about the scams that are lurking on the internet. Below is a list of scams that the BBB wants you to know about.

1.CARD SCAMS - Contain viruses if opened! Each year-people send millions of electronic Valentine's Day cards to those they love---But with that massive export come FAKE electronic cards from scammers/hackers who may send you an infected card---or send you to a link where you are going to compromise your computer's safety somehow. Here's a past (2008) FBI alert on this topic:

 

2.BBB Advises Consumers to Be Wary When Using Dating Services, Websites to Find Valentines - Looking for love online or through a traditional dating service may seem like an easy way to spice up your social life, but consumers tell the Better Business Bureau (BBB) that some services have left them frustrated and disappointed.

Matchmaking and dating services often promise to introduce people to other area singles that meet specified criteria. However, many services also generate complaints about the quality of matches they make and their cost, which can run to thousands of dollars.

 

3. Buying Jewelry for Your Loved One this Valentine's Day? Price Compare and Know True Value - During February of 2010, Census reports showed that jewelry stores sold more than $2.4 billion in merchandise. While many people plan to purchase jewelry for loved ones again this February for Valentine's Day, BBB reminds consumers to research jewelry retailers before making final purchases.

 

4. ORDERING FLOWERS ONLINE FOR V-DAY? Do your research and know about the online flower shops you may do business with this season. Be wary of those that have an F or less-than-adequate rating with BBB. Too often, people get disappointed that their flowers don't arrive on the day they want them to because of shoddy customer service.

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