I had no idea that the dating sites are not only havens for love seeking souls; they are also jungles of predators that want to take an advantage of the love seeking souls.There is hardly anyone more vulnerable than a middle-aged divorcee.and other match-making sites have no effective way to screen or verify all users, so be aware that there are criminals mixed in with the honest members, and these criminals are actively looking for victims.Their objective is to gain your trust, win your love, and then steal your money or your identity. Experts advise never to reveal your personal information online to anyone not known personally.Italian financial police arrested ten suspected members of a criminal gang involved in internet scams to fleece company cash and trick people on dating websites, Europe's police agency said on Tuesday.More than 130 members of the Guardia di Finanza, assisted by Europol and the FBI, swooped on 32 locations to arrest the suspects, mainly Nigerian citizens, and retrieve €2.5 million (.7 million), Europol said in a statement.
Many members are using the site not just to find love in their local area, but also abroad, finding romantic relationships with international members.
After decades of being hobby-less, I am happy to announce that I now have a hobby: I report scammers on dating websites.
It might not be as fun a hobby as, say, collecting stamps or crocheting decorative covers for cushions, but it is rather satisfying nevertheless, in a flapping flies kind of way.
Many of us, though heartbroken and lonely, still entertain hope of finding new love.
It takes guts to expose your deepest desires in an online community that many consider a bit dubious.