"In the process of going back and forth, a scammer is going to try to figure out what makes a person tick, what their vulnerable spots are," said Jenny Shearer, an FBI spokeswoman."Because a victim has legitimate feelings, they might be inclined to offer financial support for this person." For Best, it all started when she signed up for a free online dating site called mingle2.There will be a button of a circle with a line through it (i.e., the "no" symbol) at the upper right of the IM window which says "block", if you mouse over it.You can also block a member if he or she has nudged you.That noted, there are a few things which you only get with the premium version (Mingle Plus). You can block another member from contacting you in a number of ways.First, if you have a Mingle2 mail from the person, you will be able to block the person by clicking the Block User link at the bottom of the message: Next, if you have an open IM window with the member in question, you can block in that window.The FBI said there is no indication that the information was ever removed.Don't get caught in a scam Some advice from experts at the Better Business Bureau and Internet Crime Complaint Center: Be on guard.
CNNMoney's attempts to reach "John" on his international phone number provided by Best revealed that it was based out of Nigeria -- a hotbed for online scams -- and has since been disconnected. Victims are then prompted to pay to have their name removed from the site.
i recently signed up wth MINGLE2 and noticed quickly that all my computer matched partners were either deleted or had not been on the site for over 1 month.
Related: Beware Mingle2online dating service NOT free then i recieved a nudge, and then a message from a local.
this local had not previously shown up in my many searches. within 5 hours of his initial contact his profile was deleted.
then i recieved a "someone viewed your profile" message, at which point i was made aware that i have to pay and upgrade to find out who this mystery viewer is.