Scams of the Heart is a volunteer group dedicated to helping the victims of love scams to recover from the emotional devastation and feelings of betrayal that often accompany the realization that the person of your dreams is not who they appeared to be.
Scamdex is an online resource information website geared toward providing links and contact information to report scams all over the world.
In August, Spark sold 16 percent of its stock to the investment firm Peak6, laid off workers and closed its Israel office.
But Brad Goldberg, president of Peak6 and Spark’s new board director as of August, said that through modernizing the company’s technology and focusing on how to effectively market its two best known sites — JDate and Christian Mingle — the company will adapt and “take advantage of the changing industry landscape.”JDate was created in 1997 in a West Los Angeles condominium; Christian Mingle was added in 2001.
Eventually, the scammer will ask for help, for various reasons, involving the victim sending money.
After the scammer gets all the money they can from the victim, the scammer drops communication, leaving the victim dumbfounded, hurt, confused, and out of a lot of money, which is rarely recovered.
It was also involved in an ugly legal fight over the letter J in JSwipe, and its share price recently dropped to under a dollar from a high of .92 in May 2013.
According to the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of Americans have used online dating sites or mobile apps, compared with 11 percent in 2013.
Spark Network’s revenues fell nearly 22 percent from 2014 to 2015.
Not many people have heard of Spark Networks, but far more are familiar with what it owns: JDate, Christian Mingle and a host of other sites like Silver and Black
JDate, especially, would seem to be one of the success stories of online dating. Stories about happily married couples who met on the site.
The victim and the scammer create an online relationship.