Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.
After a little while of chatting and waiting and waiting for responses, My response: Unfortunately, you’re running into the sad situation that is online dating.
they’ll tell you everything you want to hear, but at a price.
A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.
Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.
Put on your battle gear because dating has become a minefield strewn with fakes ready to blow up in your face …
He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.