They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction. Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams..These criminals—who also troll social media sites and chat rooms in search of romantic victims—usually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad. While their most common targets are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk. You’re contacted online by someone who appears interested in you.
my hobbies include Martial arts, dancing, music and reading. ACTIVE MEMBERS ONLY Hey I can be a shy person to begin with but good crack wen get to know me I have 3 beautiful children, I love to sing, dance I love music I've a large interest in Ireland/irish won't say much more otherwise be nothing to get to know :-) Nothing much to say here..umm,im very simple who doesnt really need a lot of things.. Not really sure what I'm doing here besides trying to make new friends, I guess.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.