Contact 5 shows you how to 'background your boyfriend', and why researching your significant other has never been more…significant.
Contact 5 shows you how to ‘background your boyfriend’, and why researching your significant other has never been more …well….significant.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - First comes match, then comes message; your personal fairy tale is just a click away.
“In today's day and age, it is very appropriate and it is very common for us to start relationships that way,” said Jason Manar, a supervisor special agent for the FBI.
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According to a recent survey from Match.com, more than 50 percent of Americans have tried online dating or dating apps. But with the sweethearts come the scammers.
“Love scams are a different thing that online dating. Love scams are layers and layers and layers deep,” said Reggie Montgomery, a private investigator in Palm Beach Gardens.
A Contact 5 investigation shows you how to tell the difference between a scammer and a real-life romance.
“It is a medium that we are using ever increasingly, and it emboldens the criminals,” said Manar.
Plus, how to background your boyfriend or google your girlfriend, today at 5 p.m. on WPTV Newschannel 5.