Right away, they ask for a Yahoo address, or send me a link to look at their "photos." Yesterday, 6/8 2012, I received a dozen or so messages from a site called in the first place.
So the moral of the online dating story is:1.) Be sure to think long and hard before jumping headfirst into a dating site.2.) Before joining, be sure you are fully aware of the sites reimbursement and cancellation clauses.3.) Be sure to not let any scam, whether it be by a dating site or any other entity, go unchallenged. It's both the most coveted and elusive emotion of all time.
Common crimes in dating site scams include users being asked for money.
Both men and women have reported being asked for plane tickets, so the online companion can visit, and thrust the relationship towards a face-to-face interaction.
This is an ideal situation for the Internet scammer, as they typically count on people to be preoccupied with achieving positive online dating results.
The 2011 Internet Crime Report consisted of 314,246 complaints last year.
Dating websites are the perfect place for scammers.
While most users are searching for love, Internet scammers are searching for victims.
Sadly, many of those monetary losses were attached to romance scams.Victims have also reported money requests for health issues, family funeral arrangements, and a host of other bleak sounding circumstances.But dating site scams aren't always based on finances.I feel that I have been ripped off."Other readers have tried to get their money back, but were unsuccessful."I tried repeatedly to cancel membership, and was not only continually billed, but despite five phone calls and reassurance with each call that a manager "at headquarters" would call me to resolve matters, I was never contacted," said Belinda of Vermont."It may be that I'm still erroneously being billed after not using the service for over three years."Did and messages since I signed up 4 to 6 per day.