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.
If a retail site requests personal information, most are reluctant to give it.
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...
You already know to be wary whenever you go online, so you don't fall prey to the various types of scammers, thieves, con artists, hackers, malware-writers and other threats that proliferate on the Internet.
Simplified, each online dater that was scammed lost an average of $8,900 last year.
Out of the hundreds of thousands of cases filed with the , only a small portion of victims went to the authorities.
Sadly, many of those monetary losses were attached to romance scams.
The report also showed that lonely, middle-aged, and elderly people are at equal risk of being tricked by a romance scam.Songs are sung about either finding it or recovering from it, screen writers send story lines on unrealistic tangents to secure romantic endings, and books are filled with characters searching and pining for it.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.And if you're looking for love in an online dating site you must be extra-careful, because looking for love already leaves you emotionally vulnerable, but you can't let that vulnerability bleed over into other realms as well. More than 90 percent of the potential dates on are canceled subscribers, people who never subscribed, duplicates, or phantoms the company created to snare its a month subscription fee, a class action claims in Federal Court.knows this, yet still collects .99 a month from its Subscribers, all the while perpetuating a scheme to the detriment and d... It's both the most coveted and elusive emotion of all time.People over the age of 40, those divorced, widowed, or disabled, are also common targets of dating site scammers.