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Worthy tips for spotting and sidestepping online dating scams

State consumer affairs offices are increasingly focused on online dating scams as victim numbers and miseries rise.

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Below are some good tips from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Consumer Affairs. Among them:

Take the time to research your matches. If any red flags are raised in your communication with someone, check his or her name on an internet search engine and on social media. You can also take a part of the suspicious email and copy and paste it into a search engine to see if it has been associated with any other scams.

And take advantage of InspectaDate's research resources and tips, including this InspectaDate Dating Safety Tips page.

Here's the full assembly of tips from the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs.

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