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However, when putting yourself out there, you run the risk of speaking with scammers, or people with intentions other than a genuine relationship. Last year the fraud watch department of Washington, DC-based AARP received a call from an elderly woman who had lost 0,000 to a scammer she met on an online dating platform.
When the organization decided to look into the issue more deeply, they found that in just the past six months, an estimated million had been lost to fraudsters.
Just remember to always stay attentive when speaking with someone you do not know.
Educate yourself about the dangers and risks associated with online profiles and always trust your instinct.
If a retail site requests personal information, most are reluctant to give it.
But when people use a dating site, they sometimes bring emotions, vulnerability, or feelings of loneliness along in their dating search.
Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...
This is very problematic for senior citizens because many are unaware that they are being targeted by scammers.
Director of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network Amy Nofziger, said, “That’s why we are educating them about this problem and ways to spot scammers and how to protect themselves.” Seniors are particularly vulnerable because many of them are widowed and lonely.
Dating websites are the perfect place for scammers.
While most users are searching for love, Internet scammers are searching for victims.