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How to Avoid Falling Prey to Online Dating Romance Scams

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a 3 part series on online dating romance scams. At the end of this article you will find links to part 1 and part 2 of the series. Romance scams are the most successful type of all online scams. The reason is because romance scammers have mastered the…

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Romance Scam Victims

Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of a 3 part series. For part one, go to: Online Dating Romance Scams – How They Work Over the past decade, Online Dating Magazine estimates that close to a million Americans have become victims of romance scams. Worldwide, the number is several million. In Britain, a research study…

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Online Dating Safety and Romance Scams

Question: What is one of the most successful scams in the world? Answer: Romance scams, which results in hundreds of millions of dollars a year, in profits, to those pulling off the scam. A romance scam depends on online dating and the notion that its possible to fall in love with someone online before ever…

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February is Online Dating Safety Awareness Month

(February 1, 2012) February is one of the biggest months for people using online dating services. It’s also Online Dating Safety Awareness Month, a program launched last year by Online Dating Magazine to help educate singles and online daters about safety. When it comes to online dating safety there are three main areas of safeguard:…

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eHarmony Safety Warning on Overseas Scams

They start out as what looks to be a great match. A successful business man or business woman that travels a lot and they really think that the two of you are connecting. The picture looks good, the profile looks good, and the person is showing a lot of interest in you. You are receiving…

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Online Dating Background Checks – The Young Turks

This video by The Young Turks is a frank discussion about online dating background checks and whether they are a good idea or not. The discussion is quite opposing each co-host takes a differing opinion about online dating background checks. We’ve included some of their comments below the video. The Young Turks is hosted by…

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Match.com to Start Sex Offender Screening in 2 Months

Online Dating Service Match.com has been in the news quite a bit since a lawsuit was filed by the company by a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by someone she met on Match.com.  At first the woman was only known as “Jane Doe” but she later came forward and identified herself as Carole…

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Woman Loses $400,000 to Online Dating Scam

A lot of people don’t think they can be taken in by an online dating scam,  but as this video points out, scammers are becoming more sophisticated – especially at getting you to fall in love with them before executing the scam, thus catching you with your guard lowered. As this news video story points…

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Online Dating Safety News Clip

The following video is a collegiate news broadcast that was put together by students at the School of Media and Design at Conestoga College. As part of their work they do regular news broadcasts and, in this case, the focus was online dating. It’s an interesting piece, although I’m not sure I would interview a…

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Online Dating Safety Tips – Online Dating Tonight

Here is the third episode of Online Dating Tonight. You can see that we’ve made some cosmetic changes to the show. First off, there are no more letterboxing (black bars on the top and bottom of the video). This makes it easier for mobile users to view the videos on their phones. In addition, the…

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