And if so, how can you avoid dating scams that might lurk there as well? residents paid 0 million on online dating and personals in 2006, capturing the largest segment of paid content anywhere on the World Wide Web.If you’ve ever been tempted to try online dating, you’re not alone. Online dating scams range from minor white lies to outright thievery.Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
August, 25, 2017 - information about database updates Last week (August, 18, 2017 - August, 25, 2017) 26 new scammers, 10 fake documents, 4 media files added to the database and 6 scammers' profiles updated. Most scammers use photos of professional models/celebrities or photos of beautiful women they have stolen from the Net.
(full story) 8/25/2017 There are different scam scenarios. Scammer tries to keep up a regular correspondence, but all letters you receive contain only general content and there is no concrete information in them. You receive a photo of a potential date and the photo doesn't match up (e.g.
the photo looks like it is from a magazine or the description the person has given of themselves doesn't match the photo)...
And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.