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Date: February 14

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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February 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by the Center for Consumer Protection

This webinar is being hosted as part of NAAG President and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s Presidential Initiative, “Consumer Protection 2.0: Tech Threats and Tools.” Romance scams account for some of the largest financial losses reported to the Federal Trade Commission, with more than $300 million reported in 2020. As consumers are spending more time online, scammers are using dating sites and social media to lure many into predatory romantic relationships that rob victims of their life savings and often leave them emotionally devastated. How are these crimes occurring? Who are the perpetrators and the victims? What can law enforcement and online businesses do to stop these crimes and protect victims?

This Valentine’s Day, join a panel of experts from federal agencies, the online dating industry, and a senior advocacy group who will explore these questions and share information about their efforts to address romance scams.

Welcome Remarks

  • Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General


  • Andrew Cederdahl, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Attorney General’s Office


  • Buddy Loomis, Senior Director, LE Ops & Investigations, Match Group
  • Amy Nofziger, Director of Victim Support, Fraud Watch Network, AARP
  • Matthew J. Reynolds, Supervisory Special Agent, Economic Crimes Unit, FBI
  • Dan Rutherford, Associate Director, Office of Customer Education and Outreach, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission


This webinar is free and open to public. If you have any questions, please contact Carter McCoy at cmccoy@naag.org.

CLE Credit

If eligible, NAAG will apply for CLE per CLE accrediting body guidelines.