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Online Dating Fraud and Background Checks

The video below is of a news story done by KJRH Channel 2 News out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a story about online dating fraud and how one of their local citizens got scammed for thousands of dollars. The perpetrators are able to succeed by establishing communications with online daters then moving it to…

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Online Dating Scams – Beware

(January 11, 2011) Online dating is a billion dollar a year industry. The popularity not only attracts singles looking for love, but also scammers. This NBC news story out of Philadelphia tells one such story of a woman who fell in love online only to be lose money and end up with a broken heart.…

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Internet Dating Dangers

(December 22, 2010) This news report talks about some of the dangers of Internet dating, particularly not knowing the history of the person you are going on a date with. The problem is that, in addition to decent people, there are some not-so-decent people using Internet dating to search for victims. One such victim was…

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Great Expectations Lawsuit and Hidden Camera Investigation

(July 23, 2009) Online dating service Great Expectations is in a lot of trouble after a hidden camera investigation found stronghold sales tactics in getting people to dish out thousands of dollars for a service they say misrepresents itself. The State of Wisconsin has filed a lawsuit against Great Expectations for violating state consumer protection…

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Online Dating Photos News Story

(June 3, 2009) The most important aspect of a person’s profile isn’t the username or subject header, but rather the photo. The photo is what first attracts the majority of online daters to read a profile. Inside Edition decided to do a story on online dating photos and the popularity of having a professional photo…

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Thief of Hearts Sweetheart Swindler

(March 13, 2009) This news story talks about a man who uses the Internet to find women that he then scams, getting new cars from them and funding his trips to Las Vegas. He has earned the title of “Thief of Hearts” and is known as a “Sweetheart Swindler” – a man who woos women,…

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Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against eHarmony

[icon color=”#e96a2a” size=”16px” name=”awesome-file-alt”] June 3, 2007 – Online dating service eHarmony is under renewed pressure to allow gays and lesbians to use its service after a discrimination lawsuit was filed against the company in California this week. Linda Carlson, a lesbian, tried to sign up for the service, but couldn’t because there wasn’t a…

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