Once they've hooked you, the requests for money start.If you're suspicious, Nofziger has some suggestions on how to find out if your potential match is actually part of an online dating scam.
UNLESS YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS & CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN, YOU ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM USING OR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE OR MAKING A PURCHASE.Some online dating scammers post photos and profiles designed to lure singles to "chat." The, unsuspecting victims fall under their spell and are bilked out of hundreds and thousands of dollars. Several months and many lies later, he'd drained her bank account of 0,000. We meet Marlene in author Carole Brody Fleet's new book, due out in April 2016, "When Bad Things Happens to Good Women." Fleet also spent some time on Internet matchmaking sites, giving her expertise in spotting fakers."Don't be so anxious to get a date for Valentine's Day that you jeopardize your own safety," Fleet says.Marlene (not her real name), an attractive, educated and successful woman, sought pen pals through online dating sites after her husband died. She encourages anyone involved in or considering the Internet dating scene to beware when the following happens: In the beginning, they might send flowers and even write poetry to charm you.Not all of them want to stay that way because 40 million have turned to online dating sites to find a partner, says an article last month on What doesn't say in that story is not all of these online "daters" are looking for a loving relationship.