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Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.On Valentine's Day, some singles may be inspired to step up their dating game. Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found. We will tell you what you need in a relationship, where you screwed up (without knowing it) in past relationships and a customized action plan to make your next relationship successful.
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.
Scammers steal photos of REAL military service members, then use then name on the uniform to claim they are on active duty and need money to get home. Move on and find someone that will talk on the phone and you can meet face to face IN MINUTES, not months. Strange military photos-- Obvious photoshops, name-tapes not matching, blurry/indistinguishable photos from far away, stock military photos, photos of CAC cards, questionable/inconsistent/high ranks (Generals don't typically troll FB looking for lady friends) 2. Many of us have had our pictures stolen and used for these scams-- DO NOT believe someone just because they have military photos.
Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.
The now infamous infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, which was one of the most expensive, was also the lowest-scoring online dating service, with a score of 37.
Just about everyone you meet in banking today is a box ticker, a civil servant-style bureaucrat.