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.
They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love.
Online dating now accounts for a fifth of all new relationships but just who are you meeting online?
Today many men and women are meeting and forming relationships with individuals based on what someone has chosen to disclose about themselves on an online dating profile.
We undertake on a daily basis here at ‘Are They Safe’ and are very capable of checking out potential suitors, discretely, accurately and professionally.
We offer affordable options for Private Investigations, Identity Authentication and Background Checks If you are interested in finding out more about our services please contact us on 0800 0199424.
In the end, the money will be gone along with the person you thought you knew.
When your background check is ready, you will receive a notification to view it in our customer portal and the ability to view it, check it for accuracy, and share it with employers.
(MORE: Five Phrases to Take Off your Online Dating Profile Now) The increased use of online dating sites has also brought an increase in financial scams and even physical abuse.
A client sued last year, saying she was raped on a date with a repeat sex offender she had met through the site.
Songs are sung about either finding it or recovering from it, screen writers send story lines on unrealistic tangents to secure romantic endings, and books are filled with characters searching and pining for it.
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.