Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims.
Naturally, we offer tips to help you protect yourself from these online dating scams.
Anyone can be the target and victim of these scams—men, women, young, old, gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic… But the FBI states that women who are “over 40, divorced, widowed, and/or disabled” are prime targets for scammers.
If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.
In the end, the money will be gone along with the person you thought you knew.
In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.