Online Dating Scams Pulled by US Citizens Too
Sep01

Online Dating Scams Pulled by US Citizens Too

When you hear about romance and online dating scams, the first thing that usually comes to mind is “Nigeria” as that is where most online dating scams originate. But a growing number of these scams are now being hatched by Americans too. In the scam, they romance you from a distance then ask for money when a sudden “emergency” arises. Victims usually wire them money in the U.S. only to find out later that they...

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February 2013 is Online Dating Safety Awareness Month (Catfishing)
Jan31

February 2013 is Online Dating Safety Awareness Month (Catfishing)

[break][/break] (January 31, 2013) February 2013 represents the third annual Online Dating Safety Awareness month, which educates singles and online daters about safety online. During the month, Online Dating Magazine encourages online dating Websites to put an additional focus on online dating safety articles and information. Online Dating Safety Awareness Month was launched in 2011 by Online Dating Magazine. Each year, the free...

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Match.com Lawsuit Sites "False Sense of Security"
Jan27

Match.com Lawsuit Sites "False Sense of Security"

[break][/break](January 27, 2013) Online dating service Match.com is being sued for $10 million by a woman who was attacked by a guy she met through Match.com two years ago. The lawsuit was filed by Mary Kay Beckman who says that Match.com doesn’t do enough to warn people about the dangers of online dating. Beckman’s attorney, Marc Saggese, told KLAS News that Match.com’s advertising lulls both men and women into a...

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60 Minutes Australia – Catching an Online Dating Scammer
Apr29

60 Minutes Australia – Catching an Online Dating Scammer

Every month, Australians lose $10 million to online dating scammers who live in other countries and create fake profiles to woo them (see our special Romance Scam section). 60 Minutes Australia sought to capture one such scammer who moved from Nigeria to Malaysia to build a scam business. The following video gives an inside glimpse into how one Australian woman is caught up in a scam while undercover police seek to catch the scammer....

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Online Dating Magazine Warns About Online Romance Scams
Feb13

Online Dating Magazine Warns About Online Romance Scams

(Press Release – February 13, 2012) As part of Online Dating Safety Awareness Month, Online Dating Magazine is issuing a warning about online romance scams, the most successful type of scam on the Internet. An online dating romance scam is when someone fraudulently obtains money from victims that use online dating services.  Scammers put up a fake online dating profile with the goal of forming a relationship. Once the scammer...

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