Dating search company scams
They also warn that fraudsters will often try to switch to texting or social media to avoid being detected so try to stick to reputable dating websites and apps for your conversations.
Dating industry consultant Mark Brooks, founder of Online Personals Watch, estimates that only perhaps 1 percent of members on well-established paid online dating sites are scammers.
The main theme of the scam is that someone (be it a young women or a young men) contacts a potential victim on a dating site, quickly involves the potential victim into romantic online-relationship, and then asks the potential victim for financial assistance with arranging a person meeting.
This type of scam is based on the same idea - a young lady is looking for a soul mate abroad.A spokesperson says that profiles are immediately taken down if flagged by other members, and the company's customer care team reviews every new profile and constantly combs the site for inappropriate content.Rivals such as e Harmony offer similar protections, as does AARP's dating service provider, How About We — which, like Match.com, is a member of the Match Group of sites owned by the media company IAC/Inter Active Corp.In June 2015, the group will issue a call to action aimed at the dating industry, urging all companies to adopt more stringent verification and fraud-fighting technologies.You can learn more about this effort and also sign this online petition.