The FBI describes these scams as an “invisible epidemic.” Online dating fraud, (also known as romance scams), targets unsuspecting users looking online for a true love connection.
Typically the victims who lose the most are older and less savvy on the ways to detect and prevent scammers from emptying their retirement savings, pensions, and bank accounts.
Now if we could just figure out how to get them together.
In the meantime, more and more people are turning to the Internet.
Scam artists are apparently alive and well in the online dating world, with a Los Gatos woman saying she was swindled out of 2,000 by a con man she met on JDate.com, which is a Jewish singles network.
The woman, whom we’ll call “Allison” in this story, is a longtime Los Gatos resident who says she is “devastated” by what happened to her and wants to warn others of the perils of online dating.
He said in order to snare women, he’d pose as a financially secure older man, often in the military or engineering professions.
So, when a relative urged her to give online dating a try, she did.
It’s one thing if someone posts an ancient photo and looks totally different in person. AARP says in the last six months of 2014, online dating scammers robbed Americans of an estimated million.As Mark revealed himself, Allison says she was told he was a professional soccer scout.“When we met online, we both agreed we’d take our profiles down,” Allison said.We waste so much time in traffic in Nairobi and I think you’re most likely to meet your significant other in traffic more than ever before: sitting next to them in a mat, bus or your slow moving cars alongside each other on the road. This site has been featured on a number of credible online and mainstream media.It constantly churns out dating tips and relationship advice to its almost 3, 000 followers and puts together fun social events.’s Premium Chui plan costs Shs.