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.
Out of the hundreds of thousands of cases filed with the , only a small portion of victims went to the authorities.
Some who were scammed felt embarrassed about being duped, while others didn't want to admit using a dating site.
If a retail site requests personal information, most are reluctant to give it.
But when people use a dating site, they sometimes bring emotions, vulnerability, or feelings of loneliness along in their dating search.
sentiment), Americans were robbed of million in online dating scams in 2011.
Simplified, each online dater that was scammed lost an average of ,900 last year.
The 2011 Internet Crime Report consisted of 314,246 complaints last year.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.