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A 79-year-old woman explains how she got zapped for thousands of dollars in a sweetheart scam in this report from WFMY News 2 in the Greensboro, Winston Salem areas in North Carolina.

Valentine's time scamaroo review: Torched for $400,000, great safety tips and a new movie on the scary side of dating apps

Valentine's Day time is a joyous time for many daters. But reminders abound at this time of year about the darker side of dating.

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Good advice to follow from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine: "Research someone you meet online; don't rely only on what that person tells you. Perform Internet searches and consider getting a background check."

Here's a roundup of stories that spotlight dangers and key safety issues.

For more dating scam news, try searching for the words "dating scam" in the green menu search bar here on InspectaDate. Also, check out previous Date Inspector Blog posts on scams, frauds and dangerous dates along with the Dating Safety Tips page.