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The report also showed that lonely, middle-aged, and elderly people are at equal risk of being tricked by a romance scam.People over the age of 40, those divorced, widowed, or disabled, are also common targets of dating site scammers.I feel that I have been ripped off."Other readers have tried to get their money back, but were unsuccessful."I tried repeatedly to cancel membership, and was not only continually billed, but despite five phone calls and reassurance with each call that a manager "at headquarters" would call me to resolve matters, I was never contacted," said Belinda of Vermont."It may be that I'm still erroneously being billed after not using the service for over three years."Did and messages since I signed up 4 to 6 per day.
Simplified, each online dater that was scammed lost an average of ,900 last year.This is an ideal situation for the Internet scammer, as they typically count on people to be preoccupied with achieving positive online dating results.The 2011 Internet Crime Report consisted of 314,246 complaints last year.But in the last decade or so, the game of looking for love has gotten some new rules, with the venue moving from the bar world to the the cyber world.
Instead of men searching for the right verbal approach, many now search for the right photo to put on their profile page.Right away, they ask for a Yahoo address, or send me a link to look at their "photos." Yesterday, 6/8 2012, I received a dozen or so messages from a site called in the first place.