It used to be parents who worried about their children being picked up by unsavory types in bars and other seedy hang-outs.
Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...
Instead of men searching for the right verbal approach, ...
So let's say just for argument's sake that you are HIV-positive, or perhaps you have a sexually-transmitted disease. Ah, but there's an online dating site that caters to folks in your situation.
But in the last decade or so, the game of looking for love has gotten some new rules, with the venue moving from the bar world to the the cyber world.
Instead of men searching for the right verbal approach, many now search for the right photo to put on their profile page.
Common crimes in dating site scams include users being asked for money.
But when people use a dating site, they sometimes bring emotions, vulnerability, or feelings of loneliness along in their dating search.
Consumers use sites like Christian Mingle and , much differently than they use Amazon or i Tunes, for example.
If a customer is purchasing a store product from a website, they typically have their guard up, and look out for shady dealings and unrealistic claims.
The sheer invisibility of the Internet allows people to adopt all kinds of fake personas and intentions. I don't have any luck connecting with someone and then when I do, they are scammers.
Married men, registered sex offenders and convicted con artists have all been busted for using dating sites, so be extra careful. I am a widow and these guys are breaking my heart all over again.
Out of those complaints, 115,903 spoke of a financial loss, and the monetary sum of those duped equaled 0 million.