Embarassed about online dating
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.
People over the age of 40, those divorced, widowed, or disabled, are also common targets of dating site scammers.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.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.It used to be parents who worried about their children being picked up by unsavory types in bars and other seedy hang-outs.
Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...
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So let's say just for argument's sake that you are HIV-positive, or perhaps you have a sexually-transmitted disease. Ah, but there's an online dating site that caters to folks in your situation.
The sheer invisibility of the Internet allows people to adopt all kinds of fake personas and intentions. I don't have any luck connecting with someone and then when I do, they are scammers.
Married men, registered sex offenders and convicted con artists have all been busted for using dating sites, so be extra careful. I am a widow and these guys are breaking my heart all over again.
Under new regulations recently enacted in California, dating sites like Sparks Networks, have agreed to start using background checks on its sites, and other dating sites will soon do the same. I belong to a few other sites and it's the same thing.