If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.
An AARP study he co-authored last year found that Internet fraud victims had experienced significantly more negative life events in the previous two years than non-victims.
Related: Multiracial Asian Americans 'Most Popular' in Online Dating: Study A 53-year-old grandmother from California recently learned how these confidence men (and women) play on the vulnerabilities of lonely singles.
Victim advocates say the true cost of romance scams is probably much higher than official estimates because victims, men in particular, often stay silent out of shame.
Although older adults are often targeted — more than three-quarters of complaints to federal agencies came from people 40 and older — fraud experts say people of all ages and backgrounds can fall prey to romance scams.
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At Arab Lounge, we take the security of our members very seriously, which is why we take pride in our 5 Star Safety Program.Arab Lounge is currently the largest online Christian and Muslim dating service for Arabs.PORTLAND, OR, December 29, 2013 /24-7Press Release/ -- Worried about going on an internet dating site and not knowing if the profile information match up to what they are really like?For thousands of people each year, the search for love online ends not just with a broken heart, but an empty bank account.So-called romance scams — in which fraudsters smother victims with professions of love then plead for large “loans” to cover invented emergencies — appear to be on the rise, according to federal law enforcement and fraud experts.There is most likely little to no benefit to having misleading profiles or pictures as it will get found out in real life.